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Lt. Irvin Robinson directs traffic around an accident scene at the intersection of Dabney Drive and Exchange Street Monday afternoon. The vehicle at right was transporting a gunshot victim to the hospital.

Gunshot victim in wreck on way to hospital W. Spring Street in reference to someone being shot. Investigators said Bowers was shot in the back with a handgun. At the accident scene, a bystander in another vehicle took Bowers to the hospital for treatment. The Uniform Patrol Division investigated the head-on collision. Its report listed Essecen Wykia Gill, 28, of 204 Fairway Drive in Oxford as the driver of the 2000 Ford that was carrying Bowers to Maria Parham before the wreck occurred. Damage to the Ford was estimat-

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Detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was then transported from the 500 block of W. Spring Street Monday afternoon in one of two cars that wrecked at Dabney and Prosperity drives. Henderson Police reported that the victim — Albert Bowers, 21, of Plum Nutty Road — was already enroute to Maria Parham Medical Center when officers were dispatched shortly before 3 p.m. to 548

ed at $3,000. The other driver was identified as Charlie Lee Harris, 60, of 657 Daniel St. in Henderson. Damage to his 1992 Chevrolet was estimated at $3,000. According to police, the Chevrolet was turning onto Dabney Drive from Exchange Street. The Ford was traveling straight on Dabney Drive, and did not come to a halt at the stop light. Contact the writer at

Council to decide if property can be used for bank By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

A woman’s request to rezone her family’s deteriorating, empty residential property at the corner of Parker Lane and Dabney Drive to allow for a future bank will go to the Henderson City Council with a 4-1 recommendation of denial by the Planning Board. Diana Moore Mann, executrix of the estate, on Monday afternoon said an unnamed financial institution would like to invest between $1.5 million-$2

million in the slightly more than two acre site, but Planning Board member Horace Bullock, who made the motion in favor of recommending the denial, cited concerns expressed moments earlier by residents about decreases in their property values. Residents moments earlier additionally cited concerns about increased traffic along an already busy Dabney Drive and at the already congested intersection of Dabney, Parker and Parham Street. Mann asked for the property to be rezoned from moderate-to-lowdensity residential to office and institutional. Mann and her husband, Stacy, were the only two persons to speak in favor of the proposed rezoning Please see REZONING, page 4A

Sign up, community meetings follow setting of water use rates Phase 1A of the rural water district can move into the sign up and community meeting phases as soon as customer rates are established, County Manager Jerry Ayscue told Vance Commissioners Monday night. He said discussions related to the project continue between County staff and engineers with the City of Henderson. They focus on coming up with arrangements for Vance to purchase water in bulk rates from the City and to contract with Henderson for operation and

maintenance of the system. Ayscue said the County continues to seek additional grant funds for Phase 1A and the remaining phases of the project. He also mentioned that USDA Rural Development has indicated the possible availability of funds for at least part of the remaining phases in the current federal fiscal year. In other business Monday night, the county manager told the board that the Warrenton Road sewer project was put out to bid after John Hamme, project engineer, completed the design work. The bids will be received and opened Aug. 20 at 2



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p.m. The commissioners will then be asked to award bids during their September meeting, which will be on the eighth, instead of on Labor Day. Ayscue said construction should be completed within 90 to 120 days after contracts are signed. Also Monday night, the board approved filling these position vacancies: • Social Worker IAT in Social Services’ Children’s Services Unit. • Income Maintenance Supervisor II in Social Services’ Adult Medicaid Unit. • A deputy in the Sheriff’s Office. Please see WATER, page 3A

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City workers weigh their options on how to take down a large branch that this Averitt Express tractor-trailer snagged while attempting to turn onto Granite Street from Chestnut Street Tuesday afternoon. Granite Street between Chestnut and Garnett Streets has a sign prohibiting oversized trucks, but a resident of Granite said that she has complained about oversized trucks traveling Granite for over three months but the City says it cannot enforce the restriction.

Historian Tyson agrees rebel statue is divisive By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — Tim Tyson was among the latest to take to the speaker’s podium at a Granville County Commission meeting about the presence of the Confederate monument near the entrance of what will be an expanded and renovated Richard H. Thornton Library. Tyson Tyson, an author and a historian who teaches at both Duke University and UNC, agreed with the Rev. Curtis Gatewood’s argument moments earlier that the statue of the likeness of

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the rebel soldier is a divisive symbol. And Tyson, a former Oxford resident who presently lives in Chapel Hill, on Monday evening offered the commissioners the following advice, based on what he used to hear from Ben Averett while working for Averett years ago on a farm in the county: “Just do it right the first time and you won’t have to do it again.” “I think it’s fine to celebrate the Confederacy if that’s what you hold dear. As a Southerner myself, I prefer biscuits and barbecue and our music to the lost cause,” Tyson said. “It doesn’t, though, make sense, I think, to use the marker of the Confederacy at the front door of the

OXFORD — Persons wanting to address the Granville County Commission in the future will have to do so realizing they will be timed. The seven-man panel on Monday evening unanimously approved rules regarding the public comment period of commission meetings. The major changes are that each speaker will be limited to three minutes at the podium and that the total public comment period will be held to a maximum of 30 minutes per commission meeting. The policy additionally states the following:

Please see STATUE, page 10A

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Mark It Down Today Clean-Up Henderson — The Clean-Up Henderson Committee meets at 8 a.m. at the City Operations Center, 900 S. Beckford Dr. The public is invited to attend. Caregiver support group — meets monthly at Granville Medical Center, 1010 College St., Oxford, in the education classroom from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own bag lunch and soda and cookies will be provided. This group is open to the public and hosted by the Harold Sherman Adult Day Care. For more information, contact Melissa Starr, MSW, at (919) 690-3273. Lake Gaston meeting — The Lake Gaston Association will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Gaston Baptist Church on Route 903, one mile north of Eaton Ferry Bridge, near Littleton. Guest speaker will be Gus Best, president of the Lake Gaston Computer Club. The meeting is open to members and non-members. For further information, call 586657, or toll-free 1-888-586-6577. Redevelopment Commission — The Redevelopment Commission will meet at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Land Planning committee — The Henderson City Council’s Land Planning and Development Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the large conference room of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. The subject of the session will be the former Beacon Light apartment complex.

Thursday Shriners’ meeting — The Henderson Shrine Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Masonic Lodge #229, 401 Brodie Road, Henderson. Dinner will be served, followed by the business meeting. Genealogical society — The Granville County Genealogical Society #1746 Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the County Commissioner Meeting Room, 145 Williamsboro Street, Oxford (please note change in meeting location). Everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to “show and tell” some of their genealogical experiences. Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors are cordially invited to attend. Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 (evenings). Film showing — The PBS “Frontline” documentary, “Sick Around The World,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room of the Warren County Memorial Library at 119 Front St., Warrenton. This 60-minute film shows the different ways that five other advanced, capitalist countries provide health care for all their people at lower cost and with better results than the U.S. The event is sponsored by the Warren County Senior Democrats and the public is invited to attend. Granville Museum — Dawn Shamp, a Roxboro native and author, will discuss her novel “On Account of Conspicuous Women” at 4 p.m. in the Harris Exhibit Hall of the Granville County Historical Museum. Stories of her “Grimma Lizzie” inspired this novel about Roxboro women in the 1920s. Books will be available for sale and signing. Seating is limited so register early. To register, call (919) 693-9706 or e-mail pam@ Childbirth classes — Prepared childbirth education classes are held at Granville Medical Center, 1010 College St., in Oxford, every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room. For more information, call (919) 690-3208.

FGV Partnership for Children changes name, but offers same services The Franklin-GranvilleVance Partnership for Children has formally changed its name to Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start Inc. The name change reflects the agency’s affiliation with North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative which is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. FGV Smart Start administers Smart Start funds to support programs to benefit children ages birth to five years and their families. The organization is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of children, educates the community on the critical needs of young children, and helps develop solutions. Smart Start funds are used to improve the quality of child care, make child care more affordable and accessible, provide access to health services, and offer family support. Some of the FGV Smart Start local programs are: • The Child Care Resource & Referral program is designed to improve the

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Deaths Mary K. Davis OXFORD — Mary Della Kingsbury Davis, 86, of 611 Granville St., died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Buck Kingsbury and Josephine Parker Kingsbury. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James M. Lawson. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park. She is survived by a son, Clarence “Butch” Kingsbury of the home; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The family received friends Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.

George C. Edwards HENDERSON — George C. Edwards, a former resident of 680 Mabry Mill Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in a local nursing home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Maria P. Faulkner HENDERSON — Miss Maria Parham Faulkner, 83, of 921 Faulkner Town Road, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Cherokee, N.C. Born in Vance County on July 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Howard Vernard Faulkner Sr. and Bessie Faulkner Faulkner. She was a retired nurse anesthetist in Greensboro where she worked for four years and at Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga., for 38 years. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Newnan, Ga., and was a member of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Edward Blue Sunday School Class, the Senior Club, and chairperson of the Cemetery Committee. She was also a member of the United Daughters of The Confederacy and the Newnan Coweta Art Association in Newnan, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Sandy Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Burgess. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Jerry A. Faulkner of Oxford. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn F. Ayscue and Doris F. Ayscue; and three brothers, Allison R. Faulkner, Howard V. Faulkner, Jr. and Cecil U. Faulkner.


Patsy T. Fort HENDERSON — Patsy Tart Fort, 65, of 105 Orchard Road, Henderson, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Flowers Funeral Home.

Mary P. Higgs HENDERSON — Mary P. Higgs, 78, of 469 Deer Field Run, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Garland Higgs and Pearl Fogg Higgs. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Concord Baptist Church by the Rev. Samuel Bullock. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth HiggsAllen of Farmville, Va., and Ruby Higgs of Henderson; a sister, Ogeechie Mae Crews of Oxford; two brothers, McArthur Higgs of Henderson and Samuel M. Higgs of Greensboro; and five grandchildren. The family will receive visitors today from 7-8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home of Henderson. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

Milton S. Jones WISE — Milton Samuel Jones, 72, a former resident of 488 U.S. 1, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the Durham VA Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Margaret and A.C. Coghill at 401 Coghill-Dickerson Lane. Other arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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of the property, which is located at 1408 Parker. Five others spoke in opposition. WARRENTON — LuDiana Mann emphasized ther Joseph Kimball, 83, her family’s roots in Henderdied Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, son, noting her father was at Community Memorial Retired Army Col. Robert Healthcenter. Simeon Moore and noting her He was preceded in death maternal grandfather owned by his parents, Thollis D. the first drug store in Henderand Mollie Kimball; his wife, son. Her mother died in 1996 Vera Lynch Kimball; and a and her father died in 2003. daughter, Peggy Kimball. Of the property, Diana He was a U.S. Army Mann said, “It may be zoned World War II veteran and a residential, but it’s not resicharter member of Drewery dential.” Fire Department. Mann cited noise from the He is survived by three Exxon/Snackers convenience children, Larry Kimball, store across Dabney, along Charles E. Kimball and with trash, drug parapherLinda Faye Day; a sister, nalia and even sawed off Elsie Brooks; and three shotguns ending up on the grandchildren. family property. No funeral service is Mann said that she has planned at this time. neither the energy nor the Arrangements are by financial means to care for Blaylock Funeral Home of the property and that her Warrenton. husband underwent a liver transplant. And Mann said the family has no desire to Lois S. Vaughan bring in a 24-7 business. The prospective buyer OXFORD — Lois S. would like to keep a park-like Vaughan, 86, died Monday, atmosphere and as many Aug. 3, 2009. She was a of the old trees as possible, native of Granville County and the daughter of the late Mann said. “We want to add to the Ossie and Lizzie Culbreth property values and not Young and the widow of decrease them,” she said, Woodis L. Vaughan. presenting a petition and Before she was diagnoting she will continue living nosed with Alzheimer’s in her grandfather’s old house disease in 2003, she was next door. an active member of Amis Peace Street resident Bill Chapel Baptist Church and Grissom countered, “This is always visited shut-ins at my home and my neighbors’ home and in the nursing homes. This is one of the homes. She retired as office largest investments we will manager from Farm Credit probably make.” Service after 35 years of And Grissom said he service. believed the rezoning would Funeral services will be cause property values to drop conducted at 11 a.m. Thurs- “considerably” and cited conday at Amis Chapel Baptist cerns about traffic. Grissom Church by the Rev. Terry presented a petition against Howard. Burial will follow the proposed rezoning. at Meadowview Memorial Attorney Jonathan Care, Park. a Peace Street resident, quesSurviving are a son, tioned whether Mann’s petiEnhart “Ernie” Sherrell of tion was properly presented Wake Forest; three grandto the Planning Board. children; and four greatCare argued the propgrandchildren. She was erty is owned by at least six preceded in death by two people, with the public papersisters, Mary Helen Smith work showing an executrix and Ruby Elliott. who has neither control nor Flowers are accepted or power over real estate. memorials may be made Care additionally seconded to Amis Chapel Baptist Grissom’s concerns about Church, 9189 Amis Chapel traffic and said the problems Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565. Diana Mann complained The family will receive about will not go away. friends from 7-8:30 p.m. This is a residential area, today at Gentry-Newell and Care said. Vaughan Funeral Home “The fact that the curand at other times at the rent owners are not able to home. maintain or keep the property Arrangements are up is not an encouragement or a reason to allow higher or by Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home of more burdensome uses upon this real estate,” Care said. Oxford.

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Peace Street resident Jim Hamlett, concerned about depreciation, asked: “If you allow this to go through, what would stop the next person down or across the street from coming back and making some deal with whatever business and keep going and keep going like that and keep going all the way to over to the country club, for crying out loud?” Peace Street resident Jim Populorum echoed his fellow residents’ concerns about traffic, saying, “It’s a domino effect.” Tommy Roberson, of Parker Lane, in expressing his concerns about the traffic in detail, cited the Parker’s Peace swimming pool being open in the summertime. Mann rebutted that while she did not have “the legal experience or the smooth talking” of Care, the will allows her to sell and make investments. And she said she has the authority to speak for the other five siblings. “So, if I am correct in my assumptions, then I think he may be mistaken in his,” she said. Stacy Mann said the family has tried for at least eight years to sell the property as residential, but has not found any buyers. And he said everyone in the room knows the property eventually will be rezoned, adding, “I mean, that’s just a matter of progress.” “We’re just trying to do what’s best for the family and for the neighborhood because we plan to live there, too,” he said. Planning Board member Jimmie Ayscue expressed surprise at the list of people bordering Parker Lane who signed Diana Mann’s petition. Ayscue questioned whether the Planning Board needed the legal advice of City Attorney John Zollicoffer, who was not present.

Planning Board Chairman Michael Rainey made clear he was satisfied that the paperwork submitted by Diana Mann was legitimate. Planning Board member Michael Inscoe said he wished this was one of the times Henderson had conditional zonings specific to a particular location. An example would mean only an office building could be at the location, with a certain amount of square footage, and could only operate between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Inscoe said. Rainey emphasized that a decision to rezone or not to rezone is not made based on what goes on the site. Rainey said office and institutional is open to more than just financial institutions if the deal falls through at that location. City Planning Director Erris Dunston read aloud the list of business that could be located on property zoned office and institutional, with the list being so long she took approximately three minutes to do so. In addition to Bullock, those voting against the recommendation were Rainey, Inscoe and Ayscue. Planning Board Vice Chairwoman Marchita Vann cast the lone vote in favor of recommending the proposed rezoning. Vann afterward told the Dispatch she believes the Mann family has the right to sell the property for a business “just like anybody else.” “I mean, it’s happening in other neighborhoods,” Vann added. Planning Board members Linda Allen and Phil Walters were absent, but they could not have voted anyway because the two are Vance County appointees. Contact the writer at bwest@ .

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Duke Energy’s 2nd quarter profit hurt as energy demand declines By MARK WILLIAMS AP Energy Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Power company Duke Energy said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings fell as demand for power from industrial customers continues to slide because of the recession. Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke said Tuesday that it made $276 million, or 21 cents per share, for the quarter ended June 30 compared with profit of $351 million, or 28 cents a share, in the year ago quarter. Revenue fell to $2.9 billion from $3.2 billion. Discounting one-time charges, Duke said it made 26 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected Duke to report profit of 25 cents a share on revenue of $3.17 billion. Duke said industrial sales in the Carolinas were

off 18.5 percent in the quarter. In the Midwest, industrial sales fell 20.9 percent. Like other utilities, Duke has been working to manage costs during the recession. Operating expenses were down $181 million during the quarter compared with a year ago. “Sales have been off. Controlling our costs has allowed us to perform as well as we did,” Jim Rogers, Duke’s chairman, president and CEO, said in an interview. Industrial demand has been particularly weak nationwide with sales falling 12 percent in the first quarter of this year from a year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration. Total consumption nationwide is expected to fall 2 percent this year and rise 0.8 percent next year. Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Good said Duke’s industrial customers are indicating that business is stabilizing. Automaker BMW is ramping up production at its plant in South Carolina in September and some steel customers suggest business is beginning to improve, she said. Year to date, Duke has made $620 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with profit of $816 million, or 63 cents, per share in the first half of 2008. Revenue has fallen to $6.2 billion this year compared with $6.6 billion for the first half of 2008. Duke is one of the largest electric power companies in the United States with about 4 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It also has about 500,000 gas customers in Ohio and Kentucky and generates electricity in Latin America.

Pending home sales index rises for fifth straight month WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending U.S. home sales rose in June for the fifth straight month, another encouraging sign of life for the embattled U.S. housing market, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. For June, the Realtors group said its pending home sales index rose 3.6 percent to 94.6, from an upwardly revised reading of 91.3 in May. The last time there were five consecutive monthly gains was July 2003. The results were far better than analysts expected. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected the index to come in at 91.2. The report tracks signed contracts to purchase previously owned homes and is considered a barometer for future home sales. Typically there is a one- to twomonth lag between a sales contract and a completed deal. The jump in pending home sales coincides with

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HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • Rondrell Eaton, 17, of 1513 Maple St. was arrested on Aug. 3 at 10:30 p.m. for possession of stolen motor vehicle. Eaton was placed under a $2,000 secured bond. • Roger Rondell Henderson, 41, of 520 Watson Drive, Norlina, was arrested on Aug. 3 at 9:39 p.m. for driving while license revoked. There was a secured bond for $1,500. Henderson was also charged with possession of stolen tags. He was arrested in the 100 block of Williams St. • Percy Lee Williams, 28, of 820 Eaton St. was arrested on Aug. 3 at 11:04 a.m. for a failure to appear in court charge. There was a secured bond for $1,200. • Frederick Bullock, 31, of 500 North Clark St. was arrested on Aug. 3 at 8:38 p.m. for second degree trespass. There was an unsecured bond for $1,000. • Travis Montel Boyd, 28, of 908 David St. was arrested on Aug. 3 at 6:26 p.m. for simple assault. There was a secured bond for $1,000. • Montrelas Henderson, 36, of 1114 Washington St. was arrested on Aug. 3 at 7:28 p.m. for a failure to appear in court charge. Henderson was placed under a $500 secured bond. • Ryan Adam Englerth, 22, of 205 Erica Lane was arrested on Aug. 3 at 6:13 p.m. for driving while license revoked. Englerth was issued a citation.

Larceny • Robert Rainey, 84, of Maria Parham Apartments on 406 S. Chestnut St. Apt. 207 reported on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. that someone took a billfold without her permission. Items taken included currency valued at $300 and a Social Security card and driver’s

license of unknown value. • Ofelia Lopez, 37, of 1504 Maple St. reported on Aug. 3 at 12:49 p.m. that someone took her purse from a businss on 1654 N. Garnett St. Items taken along with the purse included currency valued at $200 and three Bank of America debit cards of unknown value. • Jesse Clopton, 62, of 480 Hunter Road reported on August 3 at 11:37 a.m. that someone stopped him in his 1994 Ford in the roadway of the 100 block of Belle St. and took some money. The value of the currency was unknown.

Breaking & Entering • Steve Satterwhite, 61, of 2150 S. Cokesbury Road reported on Aug. 3 at 3:48 p.m. that someone damaged the driver’s side door handle of his 1997 Ford F250 and entered the vehicle. Damage to the door handle and lock estimated at $200. Items taken included a miter box saw valued at $500, a socket set valued at $89, a handheld sander valued at $60 and a box of heavy duty trash bags valued at $15. The incident occured in a parking lot on 566 Ruin Creek Road.

Property Damage • Gail G. Ivey, 55, of Holden Moss on 514 Dabney Drive reported on Aug. 3 at 9:11 a.m. that someone spray painted graffiti on the glass of the back door of the business. Damage to the door estimated at $250. • Melissa Elliott, 31, of RK&B Plumbing Inc. on 215 Yadkin St. reported on Aug. 3 at 12:52 p.m. that someone painted graffiti on the rear door to a 2001 GMC truck belonging to the business. Damage to the rear door of the


vehicle estimated at $200. • Gabriela Arias, 32, of 1202 McCoin Ave. reported on Aug. 3 at 8:05 p.m. that someone broke the window of a residence on 1261 Americal Road Lot 29. Damage to the window estimated at $100. • Peggy Jones, 52, of 1204 Shirley Drive reported on August 3 at 8 a.m. that someone threw eggs and rocks at her 2005 Toyota Sequoia at her residence. Damage to the passenger side view mirror estimated at $100. A For Sale sign valued at $15 was taken.

Assault • Katrina Hargrove, 30, of 270 S. Vance Drive reported on Aug. 3 at 2:38 p.m. that someone punched her in the face at a residence on 833 Water St. No further information was given. • Terrell Comer, 19, of 628 E. Montgomery St. reported on Aug. 3 at 8:03 p.m. that someone argued with him and struck him at his residence. No further information was given. • Melonie Williford, 41, of 321 E. Andrews Ave. Apt A reported on Aug.t 3 at 10:52 p.m. that someone struck her in the head with a telephone base at her residence. No furhter information was given.

Miscellaneous • Carol Wilkes of 1205 Colston Court, Kernersville, reported on Aug. 3 at 9:02 a.m. that someone gained access to her credit line and made purchases at a business on 166 Dabney Road. The gift cards were valued at $4,000. • Barbara Gooding, 49, of 425 Winder St. reported on July 31 at 10:15 a.m. that her dog left her residence. The pitbull was valued at $500.

Ex-N.C. death row inmate waives detention hearing CHARLOTTE (AP) — A former death row inmate charged with kidnapping a North Carolina family will be held without bond until his trial. Multiple media outlets report that an attorney for 52-year-old Jerry Douglas Case waived a detention hearing, which was scheduled for Monday in federal court in Charlotte.


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Larceny • Curtis Gupton Jr., 41, of 335 Tower Road reported on Aug. 3 at 3:45 p.m. that his four-wheeler ATV and generator were missing from his residence. The ATV was valued at $8,000 and the 550 watt generator was valued at $1,800. • Sandra Perry, 35, of 1461 Perry Ave. reported on Aug. 4 at 2:02 a.m. that someone removed a bicycle valued at $120 from the yard without permission from a residence on 80 Vicksboro Road. • Anthony Bryant, 36, of 1303 Vicksboro Road Lot 10 reported on August 2 at 6:52 a.m. that someone took a 1995 Plymouth Acclaim from a yard on 3490 Raleigh Road. The value of the vehicle was unknown.

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near Gaffney, S.C. Case was caught after a shootout with authorities. Case was sentenced to death in 1986, but a court threw out that conviction. He pleaded guilty to seconddegree murder and was paroled in December 2007.

Assault • Chris Wortham, 58, of 313 Cheatham Mabry Road reported on Aug. 3 at 4:55 p.m. that her son assaulted her by pushing her down at her residence. No further information was given. • Joann Clements, 39, of 913 Goshen reported on Aug. 1 at 6:20 p.m. that her boyfriend hit her with a chair and hands at a residence on 151 Bunn St. No further information was given.


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Feds: N.C. terror suspect Local ‘soulful hip-hop’ artist told family of loving jihad working on second album By MEGAN REAVIS Daily Dispatch Writer

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Many on Myspace know him as Tre Dot, but local hip-hop artist Corey Henderson goes by his real name around here. After moving back to North Carolina from Maryland about two years ago, Henderson began writing and compiling songs which he released on several mix tapes. Henderson AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy says the response from Daniel Patrick Boyd is escorted by U.S. Marshals to the fed- the tapes Henderson eral courthouse in Raleigh on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors and current say a North Carolina terrorism case may involve classified album has been signifimaterial that will raise national security issues. Authorities cant, but he realizes many have charged seven North Carolina men with plotting terror- people in the area are still ism abroad. An indictment pegs the ringleader as 39-year-old unaware of his stage name Daniel Patrick Boyd, who was arrested last week along with or his music. two sons. This is also true for a portion of Henderson’s dug under the Boyd’s deck your heart doesn’t mean we’re aliens,” said 37-year- that a witness described as family, but for different reasons. According to Henold Shagufta Syad, one of a place to hide weapons. Boyd’s supporters. “I just derson, he likes to keep his Authorities are still want justice to be served. personal life separate from looking for an eighth I’m here concerned as a suspect, 20-year-old Jude his dealings in the music Muslim, as an American, I Kenan Mohammad of world. need to know what’s going Raleigh. However, Henderson on.” Mohammad was says everyday life, along Boyd’s wife has said detained in Pakistan in with the personal experiher husband and two October after he was acences of others are the sons were not involved cused of trying to enter a bases of his songs. in any terrorist activity, militant stronghold near “I hear a story and I and neighbors and friends the Afghan border that think of how I can turn it were shocked last week to is off-limits to foreigners. into a song,” Henderson learn of the accusations. Kenan’s family said he said. Sutton, the FBI agent, was in the country to visit Describing his music as said Boyd told authorities his Pakistani father. “soulful hip-hop,” Henderthat during his time in Ejaz Khan, a police son says his music appeals Pakistan and Afghanistan official in the region that two decades ago he battled to those who are 25 and had jurisdiction in the Russians for 23 days when above. case, said Mohammad Soviet troops attacked a Henderson’s first album, was taken into custody training camp he was at“Carolina Feel Good Muand booked on charges of tending. sic,” was released earlier weapons possession for Sutton said some of this year on Amazon. A allegedly carrying a dagthe men recently had ger, and traveling without few of the albums songs scheduled trips, and that are also on Henderson’s proper documents. Zak Boyd said at some Myspace page, which He was granted bail point that he planned to Henderson says has later that month, Khan travel to the Bosnia area helped gain him exposure. said. in search of a place for the Henderson’s three music family to relocate. videos are also featured Associated Press writ“I think that all of them on his Myspace page and are a risk to flight,” Sutton ers Alysia Patterson in Raleigh and Riaz Khan in have become some of his said. Peshawar, Pakistan, conpopular songs, according An attorney for one of tributed to this report. the suspects, Hysen Sherto Henderson. The music ifi, said his client planned to travel to Kosovo because Henderson’s Raleigh Road that’s where his wife lives. Federal officials said they seized from Boyd’s home and cars more than 27,400 rounds of ammuHuge Selection! nition, 26 weapons, gas masks and a handbook on Check For New Items Each Week! how authorities respond to Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday acts of terrorism. Sutton Friday 10:00am-5:00pm • Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm said there was a trench For Booth Rental Info Call

RALEIGH — Federal authorities said Tuesday the accused ringleader of a group of North Carolina terrorism suspects talked about loving jihad, fighting for Allah and loathing a U.S. military presence at Muslim holy sites. During a hearing on whether the seven men will be held until trial, officials played recordings of Daniel Boyd talking to his family and to a witness about what authorities called plans to carry out attacks overseas. “I love jihad. I love to stand there and fight for the sake of Allah,” a voice identified as Boyd said on a recording made in June at Boyd’s home. “Muslims must be protected at all costs.” FBI Special Agent Michael Sutton said Boyd wanted the men, including two of his sons, to engage in violent jihad, train on firearms and travel overseas. Sutton said Boyd repeatedly spoke of armor-piercing ammunition and a year ago told a witness about his dislike of the U.S. military being in some Middle Eastern lands. “They’re over there killing our brothers,” Sutton quoted Boyd as saying. The seven men were arrested and charged last week with plotting attacks in a foreign country. An eighth is being sought. Officials have not named their alleged targets. The indictment named 39-year-old Boyd as the suspected ringleader, saying he bought guns, and Boyd’s two sons — 20-year-old Zakariya and 22-year-old Dylan. It said some of the men took trips over the past three years to Jordan, Kosovo, Pakistan and Israel “to engage in violent jihad.” Supporters and members of the suspects’ families packed the courtroom Tuesday. The handcuffed men nodded and waved to the crowd. People who couldn’t get seats waited outside. Some said they believed the men were innocent or being unfairly targeted. “Maybe there’s some bad Muslims in there, but just because you have a head scarf and faith in

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videos are of the songs “In Love Again” and “Put Ya Hands Up,” which were shot in Henderson and Raleigh. A few of Henderson’s songs have received playing time on N.C. State’s station, WKNC 88.1 FM. The station has played his song “Miss N Luv U,” in steady rotation since February, along with the song “If I Love U” which was played frequently at the end of 2008. Overseas, Henderson has been featured on Joint One Radio, a station in Tokyo, Japan. While Henderson has seen radio time, the majority of his exposure is Internet based. Most of his music is released online and his publicity is mainly through Internet magazines like Pure Cash Magazine and Streetz Magazine. Henderson says he’s trying to expand his name into other media and entertainment medians. In his first movie role, Henderson played the character Lil’ Sin in the recently released independent film “1 Foot In and 1 Foot Out.” The film was shot in Greensboro through GGN Film Production and included two of Henderson’s songs, “Can’t Hold Me,” and a remixed version of “In Love Again.” To increase his exposure even more, Henderson wears Murder One Clothing, his main sponsor, throughout the movie and

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Daily Meditation Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25: 34-40

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Prayer for our schools The Henderson-Vance Ministers’ Community Partnership is making progress on its agenda to beat poverty, hunger and homelessness. The coalition of area churches and community groups has announced a “Day of Prayer for Education” in Vance County, and the group reports its only months away from opening an emergency shelter for men in the downtown area. Those two concerns – educational opportunities for area students and the lack of shelter for homeless men – are among issues that have risen to the top as the three-yearold partnership has staged summits for local congregations and members of the community at large. The day of prayer, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23, just two days prior to the start of public school in Vance County, will be reminiscent of the National Day of Prayer activities held annually in May – only the backdrop for this event will be community churches rather than the courthouse or city hall. The partnership is urging all churches in the county to use a portion of their worship service or some other time during the day to pray for students, teachers and school administrators. If pastors can, they are encouraged to preach on themes related to the importance of education in a person’s faith. The Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley of First Baptist Church, who serves as chairman of the partnership, explained the coalition’s approach: “We issue this challenge because we believe it is essential that we begin a new school year with focused prayer, and because we know that healing and renewal in our city and county will require a stronger commitment to outstanding education opportunities for all students in our communities.” Are we a better community for our time spent in prayer at the various events organized by the partnership during the National Day of Prayer this past spring? The answer is a resounding Yes! “A community that prays together, stays together – and it could work for nations, too” was the message heard in May. There’s no better way to start a new academic year for students, parents, teachers and administrators alike than a community coming together with a central focus of asking for divine assistance. Besides praying, churches are also being asked by the partnership to collect used books for children from birth through fifth grade to be distributed throughout the school year to youngsters whose parents may be unable to purchase books for them to read at home. Add to this effort the partnership’s scheduling of another community meeting to discuss the emergency men’s shelter. An Aug. 10 meeting at First Baptist will provide information about the shelter and how people can help. Volunteers will be needed to supervise the shelter and provide meals, among other needs. The partnership’s list doesn’t stop there. The coalition is also addressing a concern over the lack of affordable housing both for renters and for home owners. This group has demonstrated that it is serious about its missions. What are the possibilities if all of our churches, organizations and the community at large get on board with them to help make Henderson and Vance County a better place to live? Endless!

President Obama has been faltering of late, but I still hope he turns America into France. I have been to Paris — ah, Grand Paree! I have sat for hours at sidewalk cafes sipping cafe au lait (that’s milk and coffee, you uncultured Americans) and nodding approvingly as pretty women stroll by. There is plenty of time to do such things in France. The French know better than silly Americans what life is really about. It is about pleasant thoughts and sipping Courvoisier and knowing that no matter what happens, your government will take care of you. French politicians made this promise during the 1970s. They massively expanded government entitlements of every kind. Unions are ultra-strong in France, where many people work for the government and everyone enjoys five weeks or more of paid vacation — and 22 paid holidays on top of that! French employees need not worry about much. It is nearly impossible to be fired in France. Even if an employee screws up royally, he cannot be canned until an exhaustive and costly dismissal process is carried out.

Even now, months after the world economy has tanked and demand for products has crashed, French employers are still struggling to adjust their work force; French labor laws make it difficult to lay off employees. Employers are wary of hiring for these reasons. Even when Tom the world Purcell economy was boomCagle Cartoons ing, French unemployment rates were still hovering between 8 and 11 percent. Sure, I know France’s high taxes and high regulation have hampered economic growth for years — and growth and wealth generation are the only ways any government can meet its lofty promises. I know, too, that the world has changed. Advances in technology have ushered in a truly global economy. Manufacturing plants and service centers can be set up and run efficiently almost anywhere in the world.

Every country is now in competition with almost every other, which doesn’t bode well for places such as France. If you needed to build a plant, would you choose a place where the tax rates, regulations and costs are reasonable, or France, where you’ll face burdens, costs and obstacles of every kind? It is true that most European nations know they are on an unsustainable path. They have begun to turn back government spending. They are reducing taxes to attract badly needed investment and growth. I know it is odd that just as Europe turns away from big-spending policies that have proven not to work, Obama is eager to rush America toward similar policies. I know Americans should pay closer attention to what he is up to — and, if they don’t like his proposals, be more active in stopping or shaping them before they become law. But I hope he succeeds. I hope he does cap carbon emissions — essentially taxing the bejeezus out of them — which will drive up the cost of utilities and everything that is manufactured and transported. I hope he and Congress

succeed in getting their mitts around the throat of our health care system — and borrow a trillion dollars more in the process. I hope he succeeds in raising tax rates much higher — beyond those currently paid in many European countries. Such measures will drive investment out of the United States. They will kill innovation and invention. They will damage our economy. And then we can be more French! Sure, I may find myself without gainful employment, but it will be OK. My government will take care of me. I will enjoy free health care, food, housing and generous stipends. I’ll never be rich, but I’ll have enough to sit at sidewalk cafes sipping cafe au lait and nodding approvingly as pretty women stroll by. Before Obama became president, America already was on an unsustainable path (big deficits, Social Security, Medicare). There is no way we can take on trillions in new debt to support European-style programs. But I prefer not to worry about the future. I prefer to live in the moment. C’est la vie, America!

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United we stand, divided we pay During the run-up to the election, candidate Obama said again and again, “If you are a family making less than $250,000 a year you will not see your taxes go up. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” It was a catchy statement. He was aiming it straight at the middle class, the bulk of the voters at the only time we really have any power, which is right before an election. President Obama then proposed a multi-billion dollar bailout of banks and corporations that were deemed too big to fail or too necessary to bring the economy back from the edge of collapsing altogether. This past Sunday, eight months after inauguration, the Obama administration’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director, Lawrence Summers started laying the groundwork for the middle class to foot the bill for not only the deficit but proposed health care reform by saying that someone’s going to have to step up to the plate. Apparently that someone is still the middle class and small business owner. There has got to be some way for the middle class to come together and refute the bill without having to wait for another election cycle and a pile of promises from a new group of candidates. We need to figure out how to

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become too big to ignore instead of just writhing in frustration as the larger corporations use tax loopholes to avoid taxes and threats about collapse to avoid failure. All of it sounds more like taxation without representation. It speaks to our optimism as Americans that we can go through election cycles listening to candidates make promises that are later broken and still believe the next guy that comes Martha along. Carr History seems to dicCagle Cartoons tate that if the candidate is young, relatively good looking and well-spoken we’ll lap up the platitudes even more and start repeating them as our own. We’ll even make posters splashing the pithy sayings across the bottom. But then reality comes around and the promise we hung our hopes on gets caught in the back of the politician’s throat with the usual explanations pouring out instead. The ones about a tough time or economic realities or that something has to be done. Granted, the economic collapse occurred after all of the promises to not raise taxes and America was staring down a

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Great Recession, which we fell into to varying degrees. Things happened that were so large they couldn’t be foretold or factored into the promises. However, it’s not a solution to finally getting better health care for the middle class by telling us to pay for it. If we could do that in greater numbers, we would be doing it already. We promise, cross our hearts, that we’re not holding out. And, it’s not what we elected the agents of change and hope for when they decided to bail out everyone else and leave the middle class way behind. It’s one thing to take on our share of the responsibility, which we’ve always done whether it was fighting the wars or rebuilding the economy. It’s quite another to expect the masses who get up every day and go to work without any promise of a golden parachute or stock options or even decent health care to rescue everyone else. This is the Obama administration’s chance to live up to all of the cool posters that just say, ‘Change’ and fulfill the promise. Raising taxes on the middle class is an obvious idea but it’s not a solution anymore. Think again. Martha Randolph Carr is the author of the novel, The Sitting Sisters. Martha can be found on Twitter at MarthaRandolph or email at Martha@ or visit www.

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We’re nowhere near out of the woods on this festering economic downturn. Still, we welcome some encouraging signs that, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, if we haven’t reached the beginning of the end, we might at least be approaching the end of the beginning. Nationally, the government reported late last week that the economy, while still shrinking, was shrinking more slowly. In fact, the contraction in the economy in the second quarter of this year was only one percent, less than economists had projected and well under the six percent decline in the previous six months. In this environment, it is good news that things aren’t getting worse more quickly. Meanwhile, the “cash for clunkers” program seems to have exceeded the most ambitious hopes of its originators. Buyers are flooding auto showrooms which for months have been islands of loneliness, as customers have been eager to turn in their older, low-mileage cars and trucks for new, higher-mileage (and thus more environmentally friendly) vehicles with the government kicking in up to $4,500 off the purchase price. Locally, home sales numbers are beginning to see a revival, and auto dealers here, as elsewhere, are benefiting from the cash for clunkers bonanza. There are still plenty of clouds on the economic horizon. Jobs continue to vanish. Most economists predict that job creation, of utmost importance to the legions of the newly unemployed and the legions of young men and women entering the workforce for the first time, will be slow. The commercial real estate market, which sustained some viability longer than the residential market, is now struggling. Still, we welcome the glimmer of good news in the second-quarter economic activity report. Said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s “It sets the stage for a stronger recovery. The subsequent recovery will be modest, but better than I had thought before today’s numbers.” Here’s hoping he’s right. The Herald-Sun

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One year ago: President George W. Bush arrived in South Korea to begin a three-country Asia tour. Jose Medellin, a Mexican-born condemned killer, was executed by the state of Texas for his part in a horrific attack on two teenage girls in 1993.


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On this date: In 1858, American businessman Cyrus Field finished laying out the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable between Newfoundland and Ireland. (However, after several weeks of use, the cable burned out.) In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. In 1924, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, made its debut. In 1953, Operation Big Switch began as prisoners taken during the Korean conflict were exchanged at Panmunjom. In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills. In 1969, the U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data. In 1984, actor Richard Burton died in Geneva, Switzerland, at age 58.

Five years ago: The Georgia men’s basketball team was placed on four years’ probation for rules violations under former coach Jim Harrick.




Today’s Highlight: On Aug. 5, 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal was laid on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.

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ried out his threat on Sept. 23, 1999). Mark McGwire became the 16th member of the 500-home run club, hitting two homers — Nos. 500 and 501 — in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 10-3 loss to San Diego.



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DEAR ABBY: My divorce became final two months ago and several people have congratulated me. Abby, the last thing I ever wanted was to be another divorce statistic, but my ex-husband committed a heinous crime for which he will pay for the rest of his life. While I know I’m better off without him, what I would have preferred was for the circumstances not to have happened in the first place! I am trying to get my life back on track, but it isn’t easy. And it doesn’t help when some insensitive person offers “congratulations.” They don’t seem to understand that the subject is painful. I have said, “Please don’t say that,” but what else can I say? Please advise your readers to offer condolences instead. — UNHAPPILY DIVORCED ON THE EAST COAST DEAR DIVORCED: I’m passing your message along. However, when someone DEAR ABBY: I have makes an inappropriate begun dating a man I’ll call comment, instead of saying, “Tom.” Things seem to be “Please don’t say that,” try going well. Tom has met my this: “Please don’t bring that son — they get along beautisubject up again. All it does is fully — and we’re starting to make me sad.” meet each other’s families. For my son’s sake, I have Dear Abby is written by Abigail stayed in fairly close contact Van Buren, also known as with my ex’s parents. They will fillPhillips, and was have asked on more thanclient Jeanne founded by her mother, Pauone occasion when they can meet my new boyfriend, but I line Phillips. Write Dear Abby haven’t given them a straight at or P.O. answer because, honestly, Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA I don’t want them to meet 90069.



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DEAR ABBY: I have been married for four weeks. Two weeks after my wedding I met a man who excites me and makes my heart race. My husband, “Mitch,” and I dated for eight years prior to getting married. We’re both 25. I have only slept with one other man than Mitch in my entire life — someone I cheated on him with for a couple of weeks. Mitch and I had dated for two years at that point, and I was only 19. Mitch never found out. I have spent two nights with this new man. I think about him constantly — at work and at night Dear when Mitch Abby is asleep. I can’t get Universal Press him off my Syndicate mind, and he feels the same about me. But he tells me that he feels guilty, that what we’re doing is wrong and I should forget about him. My relationship with Mitch is boring. We spend a lot of time at home and don’t go out much. Mitch goes to bed early, and I’m tempted to leave and go see this other man. What do I do? — MARRIED, BUT ... DEAR MARRIED, BUT ...: I suspect you already know what you need to do. First, level with your husband. Then see if you can have the marriage annulled because, although it has lasted only a month, it is already over.


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STATUE, from page one library,” Tyson said. Tyson said there ought to be a place for the statue. The problem, according to Tyson, is the library, which is a low structure, will be brought outward in the direction of the monument, which is high. “And if you look at the plan, it makes it look like the library of the Confederacy,” Tyson said. Tyson called for a sculpture that celebrates learning or planting a tree or changing the plans to keep the likeness of the soldier in place, but not to the point where the likeness of the soldier will be “an emblem of the library.” The likeness of the soldier was dedicated in May 1909 by the Granville Grays Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and stood in the intersection of Main and Williamsboro streets across from the courthouse. Tyson is author of “Blood Done Sign My Name,” a 2004 work about the May 1970 slaying of a black man,Henry Marrow. The two white men accused of the killing, Robert Teel and son Larry, were acquitted by an all-white jury. As documented by Tyson, the monument became a focus of racial division after

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Marrow was killed, with a group of rioters throwing a length of rope and trying to pull the likeness of the soldier off the granite pedestal. In June 1971, the monument was relocated to the library grounds. Tyson spoke in the public input phase of Monday evening’s County Commission meeting. Minutes earlier, Eddie McCoy, a civil rights activist and a candidate for the Oxford City Commission, called for the county government to include the removal of the monument in a to-be-announced bid to expand and renovate Thornton Library. McCoy has been calling for the monument to be moved since May, when he saw an architectural rendition of the exterior of the future Thornton Library showing the monument remaining near the library doors. Moments later on Monday evening, Gatewood, one of the state leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), gave a speech continuing his call for moving the monument. Gatewood added that, in the eyes of youths, “We should also want to not hypocritically continue glamorizing and emphasizing

pride towards gun-carrying, violent rebel images while simultaneously ostracizing, expelling and locking up children and throwing away the key once they’ve been convinced that it’s cool to become a gun-toting, violent and rebellious gang member.” And Gatewood added, “Do not underestimate the numbers of us in Oxford who are growing dissatisfied resting in the ditches of complacency, the ditches of ignorance, the ditches of, ‘Go along, even if it’s wrong, status quo.’” William O’Quinn, commander of the N.C. Capitol Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the monument represents the soldiers who were from Granville County and were thinking about their farms and their loved ones and not about slavery when they fought in the Civil War. “And that statue was put up to them, the common man of this county,” O’Quinn said. Mildred Goss, a candidate for the Creedmoor City Commission and a supporter of keeping the monument in place, said she did more research and found guidelines saying historic structures should only be moved as a last alternative. “And also I have found

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Communists at the U.S. Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. And Garcia, rebutting Goss, asked, “I wonder how many of those black Confederate soldiers were actually volunteers?” That question drew praise from Gatewood in the audience. Garcia has said he believes the monument should be in a cemetery. Norman Dean, who served 41 years in the military, countered that what is outside Thornton Library is a statue to an American soldier. Dean said that, when one applies to the federal government for a tomb marker for a deceased person who had served in the military, the application has columns for those who served on the Confederate or the Union side. “That statue represents the boys from Granville

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17 black Confederates,” Goss said, a reference to her continuing efforts to confirm the identities of local AfricanAmericans who served. She read aloud the names of the 17. Earl Puckett, who was born in Oxford and lives in Durham, read news reports about the issue and wanted to say he likes the monument and Thornton Library. Puckett called for the commissioners to leave the monument in place “and maybe even give it a good cleaning.” “Every man’s diversity needs to have merit and it’s up to y’all to vote. And that’s what you get paid the big bucks for,” Puckett said. Robert Garcia, a hospital worker and a Vietnam War veteran, countered this is not necessarily a black and a white issue, but one about what the monument means or stands for. “The North won. The South lost. We should not be honoring the South, because they fought against us,” Garcia said. “And nowhere in this world does anybody ever honor their enemy,” Garcia also said, noting there are no statues of the Japanese at the Punchbowl Memorial in Hawaii and there are no statues of the Vietnamese

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Green Bay GM Thompson won’t rule out interest in Vick By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers aren’t ruling out Michael Vick. Asked whether Green Bay might be interested in the scandal-tainted quarterback, general manager Ted Thompson didn’t rule it out Tuesday. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the Packers are in hot pursuit of Vick. Thompson is notoriously coy about the team’s plans, so it wasn’t immediately

clear whether his comments indicated a sincere and significant level of interest. “What is the answer that we give to questions like this? We’re always looking to improve our team,” Thompson said. “We look at all options at all Vick times. I wouldn’t care to speculate in terms of the odds or the percentages (of signing Vick) or anything like that.”

But they’ve at least discussed Vick internally? “We look at everything,” Thompson said. Thompson acknowledged that the Vick situation was unique, but said that didn’t change the process the team uses to evaluate players. “The routine that we go through is the same,” Thompson said. “It doesn’t mean any more that we are likely to do it or less likely. It’s a routine that we go through. It’s automatic.” Vick has been conditionally

reinstated in the NFL after completing a 23-month federal sentence for running a dogfighting ring. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said Vick can sign with a team and begin playing by week six of the NFL season. More than two dozen NFL teams have said they’re not interested in signing the 29-yearold Vick. The others have declined comment or taken a stance like that of the Packers. While it’s hard to imagine the Packers inviting another major

distraction to training camp after enduring the circus-like atmosphere of last summer’s Brett Favre unretirement saga, the case could be made that Vick would be a valuable asset. Green Bay has a highly regarded young starting quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, but has a pair of inexperienced secondyear players, Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm, backing him up. Vick could bring experience to the position if there is an injury Please see VICK, page 3B

Bobcats get friendler schedule for 2009-10 By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

The horses will come to town a different weekend in 2010, leaving the Charlotte Bobcats with a much friendlier season-ending schedule. The 82-game slate for 2009-10 released Tuesday puts the Bobcats at home for two of their final three games and eight of the last 12. It’s in stark contrast to last season, when the Bobcats became the first NBA team in 12 years to close with a four-game road trip due to the Charlotte Jumper Classic equestrian event. The arena conflict irked coach Larry Brown and several players, and the Bobcats’ faint playoff hopes were extinguished with an 0-4 finish. Next year the horse event will be held in November, allowing the Bobcats to close at home on April 14 against Chicago. The Charlotte Jumper Classic was created by Bobcats owner Bob Johnson, whose daughter is an equestrian and has competed in the event. The Bobcats closed 2007-08 with three of four on the road. “He clearly wanted to get it out of the last week of the season,” Bobcats president Fred Whitfield said of Johnson. “We just wanted to be able to put in as many (open) dates as possible and hope that we get a very balanced schedule. ... Clearly having eight of our last 12 games at home is something we feel great about.” The Bobcats open the season at Boston on Oct. 28. The home opener is two nights later against New York, then the Bobcats visit Cleveland on Oct. 31. The Bobcats’ longest homestand is six games from Jan. 9-20, including a matinee vs. former Bobcat Sean May and Sacramento on the Jan. 18, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Charlotte has a six-game West Coast trip Jan. 25-Feb. 3. The Bobcats twice play home games on consecutive nights, including when Kobe Bryant and the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers visit on March 5, followed by Golden State and former Davidson star Stephen Curry a night later. Emeka Okafor, who was traded to New Orleans last week, will make his only appearance with the Hornets on Feb. 6. LeBron James and Cleveland visit Charlotte on Nov. 27 and Feb. 19. The Bobcats are not scheduled to appear on TNT or ESPN. They do have four games scheduled for NBA TV.

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The San Jose Sabercats and the Arizona Rattlers take the field for the start of the ArenaBowl XVIII in Phoenix in this June 27, 2004 file photo. The Arena Football League is on the brink of folding and declaring bankruptcy, an inglorious end for the 22-year-old indoor league that has suffered through a year of turmoil, the league announced Tuesday.

Official: AFL folding ‘inevitable’ League on the brink, facing bankruptcy after 22 years of operation By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

The Arena Football League is on the brink of folding and declaring bankruptcy, an inglorious end for the 22-year-old indoor league that has suffered through a year of turmoil. James Guidry, the regional director of the AFL players association, told The Associated

Press on Tuesday that it “seems to be inevitable at this point” that the AFL will soon announce that it has ceased operations. Guidry, speaking by telephone, said the players association will accept the owners’ decision. “We’re waiting to see if this decision has been finalized by the AFL,” Guidry said. The AFL suspended play for the 2009 season, but some

owners expressed hope that the league would return in some form in 2010. David Baker abruptly resigned as league commissioner two days before the 2008 ArenaBowl championship game. Owners did not look for a replacement. The Jon Bon Jovi-owned Philadelphia Soul, the last ArenaBowl champions, appear

to have shut down. Their Web site only posts a simple message thanking fans for their support over the past five seasons. The Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation has been renamed the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Bon Jovi did not immediately return a request for comment. Please see AFL, page 3B

Jeremy Roenick, 20-year NHL vet, expected to retire By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

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In this Nov. 11, 2008 file photo, San Jose Sharks center Jeremy Roenick skates with the puck during the third period of a game against the Nashville Predators. Roenick is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, ending the provocative hockey star's 20-year career.

San Jose Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, ending the provocative hockey star’s 20-year career. The Sharks have scheduled a news conference for Thursday in which Roenick will make an announcement about his career. The nine-time All-Star has scored 1,216 points, third-most among American-born players in NHL history. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the Sharks’ television broadcaster, said the 39-year-old Roenick planned to retire. Roenick didn’t immediately return a phone call or text message from The Associated Press. Roenick all but announced his intention to retire last spring, when his second season in San Jose ended with the top-seeded Sharks’ stunning first-round ouster from the playoffs. With 513 goals and 703 as-

sists, Roenick is tied with Larry Murphy for 39th place on the NHL’s career scoring list. The Massachusetts native trails only Mike Modano and Phil Housley among American NHL scorers, while Modano and Keith Tkachuk are the only Americans with more goals than Roenick, 36th on the career goals list. Roenick is a two-time Olympian, but the motormouthed center never won a Stanley Cup during a memorable career with Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Jose. He was set to retire in 2007 after building his dream home in Arizona, but a phone call from Sharks general manager Doug Wilson persuaded him to return to the league for two more seasons as a veteran mentor with the Sharks. Roenick has long been known for his frank views on hockey and life, and he often stirred controversy with fans and teammates alike with his uncensored Please see ROENICK, page 3B



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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two-minute drill Former coach Holtz mulls run for Congress in Fla. Local Sports Warren Co., N. Vance to play at Jamboree Warren County and Northern Vance will be among the eight teams kicking off the football season with the annual Southern Vance Pigskin Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. The Vikings, Raiders and Eagles will face off against Southern Wayne, Cedar Ridge, Hertfort County, Northampton East and North Lenoir in the annual event.

Viking cheerleading to hold tryouts Cheerleading tryouts for varsity and junior varsity at Northern Vance will be Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 13. Tuesday’s session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Students must have a current physical and permission form. Forms are available at the school’s front desk.

HMS football practice to start soon Football practice for Henderson Middle School students will begin on August 18. Practice will start at 5 p.m. at the HMS football field. Players should wear appropriate attire for practice (T-shirt, shorts and cleats).

YMCA fall soccer begins in September The fall youth soccer season for the Henderson Family YMCA will begin on Sept. 12 and last until Oct. 31. Games will be played on Saturday mornings. The cost to participate is $25 for members, and $40 for non-members. Registration by Sept. 9 avoids a $10 late fee. Coaches will receive a discount.

NBA Okafor believes change could help him NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Emeka Okafor wasn’t looking for a new start, the center says he understands that change could be good for him at this point in his NBA career. The Hornets on Tuesday formally introduced Okafor, who came to New Orleans in a trade that sent Tyson Chandler to the Charlotte Bobcats. Okafor says he was committed to building Charlotte into a winner and enjoyed spending his first five years as a pro with the Bobcats. Now he’s looking forward to joining a playoff contender and playing with All-Stars David West and Chris Paul. The 6-foot-10 Okafor has career averages of 14 points and 10.7 rebounds. In New Orleans, he’ll also rejoin backup center Hilton Armstrong, a former college teammate at Connecticut.

MLB Gym owner’s testimony in Clemens case postponed WASHINGTON (AP) — A former gym owner from the Houston area will have to wait another week to tell his story to the grand jury investigating Roger Clemens. Kelly Blair told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington has been postponed until Aug. 11. In a telephone interview with the AP, Blair repeats his claim that he has never supplied Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs. Blair said he has taken steroids himself in the past and given them to other people, but “there were no pro athletes involved.” The grand jury is trying to determine whether Clemens lied to Congress last year when the seventime Cy Young award winner denied use of steroids and hormone growth hormone.

NFL Falcons WR working out while holding out FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White is working out with former UAB teammates in Birmingham, Ala., while holding out for a new contract with the Atlanta Falcons. White’s agent, Jonathon Seinfod, had no comment when asked if his client is close to agreeing on a new deal. A voice message left for White in Birmingham was not immediately returned. White, who attended UAB, is working out with former Blazers quarterback Darrell Hackney and former UAB receiver Lance Rhodes. After catching a career-best 88 passes for 1,382 yards and seven touchdowns, White has missed the first four days of training camp.

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is mulling a run for Congress in Florida as a Republican, a GOP strategist said Tuesday. Holtz could decide in the next several weeks whether to seek the central Flori-

da congressional seat held by Democrat U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, said the strategist who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about the matter. The 72-year-old Holtz has never run for office. He has worked as an analyst at ESPN since retiring from his last coaching stint at the University of South

Carolina at the end of the 2004 season. Holtz is the only coach to guide six schools to a bowl game, and he led Notre Dame to its last national championship in 1988. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame last year. A call to Holtz’s home in Orlando was not returned Tuesday night.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wouldn’t go into the specifics of Holtz’s contract and how a run for public office would affect his work. “Each situation is different and it’s pretty much speculative at this point what it would mean, but he tells us that he is committed to ESPN,” Krulewitz said.

Locals compete at Virginia truck pull Special to the Dispatch

Bailey Barker and Thomas Guill — both of Henderson — competed and placed in a truck pull in Brodnax, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Barker won the 6000, 6400 and 6800 Street Stock events. He also placed third in the 5800 Street Stock, second in the 6200 Street Stock and second in the 6400 Street Modified. Guill took third in the 6000 and 6200 Street Stock events, and placed second in the 6400 Street Stock. Another pull is scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Barnette Farm at 4529 Tannertown Road in Brodnax. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the pull starts at 4. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for ages

6-15. Kids under 6 get in free. The entry fee is $20 for competitors, with cash prizes possible. The winners in each event: 5500 Street Stock — Bubba Barnett 5800 Street Stock — Robert Barnett 6200 Street Stock — Robert Barnett 6000 Pro Street Modified — Jeff Evans 8,000 lb. Diesel — Mark McAteer 5500 Street Modified — Jason Bottoms 5800 Street Modified — Jason Bottoms 6200 Street Modified — Jason Bottoms 6400 Street Modified — Henry Edmonds 6200 Pure Stock — Chris Bass 6400 Pro Street Modified — Chris Simmons.

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Above: Thomas Guill competes in the truck pull in Brodnax, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Below: a school bus, equipped with kids in the back and a passenger on the front, also took part in the festivities.

Panthers scrambling to replace mammoth Kemoeatu By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Maake Kemoeatu sat in the shade off to the side of Carolina’s practice field Tuesday, his right leg extended and wrapped in an air cast. A pair of crutches rested on a folding chair next to him. A day after completely tearing his Achilles’ tendon, the Panthers’ largest player and top runstuffer could only watch a group of inexperienced defensive tackles try to replace him. “Bummed out,” Kemoeatu said, his face partially hidden under a floppy hat. “I wasn’t coming into camp expecting to get hurt on the first day. But that’s all a part of football. The Carolina Panthers will move on. We’re going to do good.” Kemoeatu is scheduled for surgery Wednesday, but remains hopeful that “maybe I’ll make it back for the last month of the season.” Kemoeatu hasn’t been placed on injured reserve, and coach John Fox said the Panthers will consider holding a roster spot for him. For now, Fox and new defensive coordinator Ron Meeks are more concerned with finding an immediate

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replacement at a position the salary cap-strapped Panthers had almost no depth entering camp. Nick Hayden, who played in two games as a rookie last season, worked with the first team Tuesday. Behind him are undrafted rookies Marlon Favorite and Lonnie Harvey, and Lorenzo Williams, who had a short stint on Carolina’s practice squad last season. “It’s going to be tough, but people have got to step up like myself and other players on the team have to step up,” Hayden said. “We’ve just got to do the best job we can do right now.” The Panthers will likely have to find a veteran tackle somewhere, either by signing a player not in the league or through a trade. They could also perhaps move Corvey Irvin, designated now as Damione Lewis’ backup at the other defensive tackle spot. “They haven’t talked to me at all about it,” Irvin said. “I’m still learning my craft over there. Nobody has talked to me about playing nose.” The 6-foot-5, 345-pound Kemoeatu had lined up over the center the past

two seasons in Carolina after being signed away from Baltimore. He clogged the middle and was the key component of Carolina’s run defense. His absence in Carolina’s key late-season game against the New York Giants was evident when the Panthers allowed 301 yards rushing in an overtime loss. That was the first NFL game for Hayden, a sixth-round pick last year. “I’m coming out this year head high, knowing my position on the field, knowing my technique better, knowing the defense a little better even though it’s newer,” Hayden said. “Just going by that, the confidence level is a lot better.” Meeks, who had success in Indianapolis using smaller, quicker players on the defensive line, may have to use that style without the mammoth Kemoeatu. “We might have to,” Meeks said. “You want to base things on the skill set of the players you have. You don’t want to force players to do something they can’t do. We’ll look at the situation and sit down and talk about and see what happens. But first we want to find out what is going on with the big fella.” Kemoeatu was clearly

frustrated with his fate. Eager to turn around Carolina’s dismal defensive performance at the end of last season, he didn’t make it to the first team drill on the opening practice of training camp Monday. “I felt it tightening up,” Kemoeatu said. “In the pursuit drill we’ve got to run to the line. I had about five yards left to go so I thought I would push through it. I took another two steps and it just popped off.” It wasn’t until later when trainers told Kemoeatu “you may have lost your Achilles”’ that he realized his season might be over. “I’m holding onto everything I can on that little hope that I can still make it back on the field and play with the boys,” Kemoeatu said. “We’ll see.” The Panthers may not have the luxury of holding a spot on the 53-man roster, not with so little depth and such a big body to replace. “It’s a huge loss, a runplugger like Kemo, eightyear vet,” safety Chris Harris said. “To lose him the first day of practice is a little devastating. One of the young guys they brought in on the defensive line is going to have to step up. We’re going to need him to play.”

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Vikings’ QB Jackson says he feared worst with knee By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer

MANKATO, Minn. — Tarvaris Jackson has been hurt a lot in his short career and this time he feared the worst. His left leg hit by a 300-pound teammate over the weekend, Jackson initially wondered if his anterior cruciate ligament was damaged, the dreaded knee injury that’s sure to end a season before it starts. To his relief — and the Minnesota Vikings’ — Jackson was diagnosed with only a mild sprain of his medial

collateral ligament. It was welcome news after the scary sequence in Saturday’s practice when defensive tackle Letroy Guion got tangled in the line and rolled on the ground into the oft-injured quarterback. “’Please, no,”’ Jackson said Tuesday, recalling his reaction. This is a team that learned only last week that Brett Favre wasn’t coming out of retirement to play for Minnesota. His decision put the spotlight squarely on Jackson and Sage Rosenfels in the competition to start for a team with designs on

an NFC championship. Jackson shrugged off the possibility of falling behind Rosenfels at practice. “Obviously, the guys are getting a lot more reps with the offense and everything,” Jackson said. “But I’m still in the meeting room studying every day. I’m still in there watching film, watching their mistakes, watching things that they are doing pretty good and just try to learn from things that they are doing. I’m just not able to do it physically right now, but I’m still tuned in mentally.” Jackson threw a bit

Tuesday and simulated some drop-backs during the morning practice under the watch of athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. He is wearing a special brace for more stability and mobility, and coach Brad Childress said he was pleasantly surprised to see what he called rapid progress in Jackson’s recovery. “Just watching him throw and move his feet around, he doesn’t seem to be that drastically affected,” Childress said, declining to speculate on when Jackson would return to full participation in practice.

Jackson is still walking gingerly, but he said he’s “pretty sure” his knee will be 100 percent healthy in time for the first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 14. Last year, Jackson hurt his right knee in an exhibition game and missed the last two preseason games, but he said this injury isn’t as severe and that he has already recovered much faster than last time. Entering his fourth NFL season, Jackson has spent plenty of time in the training room. He also hurt his right knee as a rookie and

VICK, from page 1B

AFL, from page 1B Craig Spencer, another co-owner, declined comment and hung up when asked about the future of the league. ESPN, which owns a small equity share in the league, said it is not involved in management of the AFL. “This is entirely an internal AFL matter,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said. “Our telecast agreement with the league has been terminated.” Soul wide receiver Chris Jackson said the demise of the league was not a surprise once owners could not agree on long-term structural improvements that would keep it profitable. A disagreement among owners about whether to bring in a private equity firm to invest in the league appeared a major sticking point in December. “We weren’t creating enough revenue. Salaries were going up and without revenue coming in, it was a bad business model,” Jackson said. “That’s one thing that they wanted to focus on and change some of those things. They tried. They tried to market the league as a whole instead of small franchises likes Grand

then in 2007 missed two games with a strained groin, one with a broken finger and another with a concussion. With time running out for him to prove himself as worthy of the starting job, Jackson said he’s not concerned about being branded as injury prone. Just “fluke stuff,” he said. “Just getting my share like every other guy. It happens to everybody. It’s a contact sport,” he said. “Just try to avoid it as much as possible by training and everything, but it’s going to happen.”

year. Possible new plans range from combining af2 and defunct AFL teams to create a revamped league, or perhaps a new league with two tiers much like AFL/AF2 with a different economic model — or just leave the af2 as is with a new name. “I think the important thing that we do know as far as the current af2, whether we change our name or something to be a little more appropriate in the light of AFL, that as a league we’re strong, we’re going to continue, we’re going to play,” Lamberti said. “In our opinion, worst-case scenario, we simply become a separate entity and continue as we have.” The AFL found a niche in the sports world thanks to its 50-yard fields and high-scoring games. Former NFL MVP Kurt Warner is the league’s most successful graduate. The league totaled 135,347 fans during the inaugural 12-game 1987 season, but eventually was televised on both NBC and ESPN. The AFL received a needed image boost earlier this decade when celebrity owners such as Bon Jovi and

Rapids vs. L.A. The owners knew there was too much money to be lost.” The last update on the AFL’s Web site is an April release that said the league was finalizing a revitalized business model that would allow it to compete in 2010. But the league’s owners did not agree on a plan that would allow them to commit to a 2010 season and beyond. The Los Angeles Avengers dropped out of the league in April. The New Orleans VooDoo, owned by Saints owner Tom Benson, shut down last year. “I knew it wasn’t going to come back, especially the way we as players wanted it to come back,” Jackson said. The AFL’s offshoot, known as af2, played this season and is in the midst of the ArenaCup playoffs. The AFL owns 50.1 percent of the af2. If the AFL goes under, it won’t greatly affect the minor-league version because the af2 is solvent, self-funded and they pay its bills, Iowa Barnstormers coowner Jeff Lamberti said. The af2 executive committee has been working on contingency plans ever since the AFL announced it was suspending its season last

NFL Hall of Famer John Elway served as pitchmen for the league. “The league’s not about John Elway or Jon Bon Jovi. The league’s about the players and the product on the field,” Guidry said. “It wasn’t Elway or Bon Jovi on that field. But I don’t think it was them that damaged the league, no. It was beneficial to the league for them to do what they did early on, but you have to establish some stars.” The Soul held a small championship parade in Philadelphia last year and Bon Jovi helped design rings for the players. But it appears they will not get a chance to defend their lone championship. “I just feel bad for a lot of the franchises that did things the right way,” Jackson said. “I feel bad for the fans because for 22 years it was one of the most unique, most loved, most fun sports I’ve ever been a part of. It’s just a shame there’s no more Arena Football League for people.”

to Rodgers, who played through a significant shoulder injury to start all 16 games last season. And while the Packers haven’t used the so-called “wildcat” formation, Vick’s running ability could add a scoring threat

to their backfield. Vick had one of his biggest career moments in Lambeau Field, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-7 playoff upset of the Packers in a wild card game on Jan. 4, 2003.

ROENICK, from page 1B opinions. He engaged in a memorable public argument with Colorado goalie Patrick Roy during the 1996 playoffs, and Roenick angered both the players’ union and the league with his views on the lockout that scuttled the 2004-05 season. He also had bitter words for USA Hockey when he wasn’t selected for the 2006 U.S. Olympic team in Turin, Italy. Yet Roenick was a thoroughly positive influence during his two seasons in San Jose, where he was beloved by fans and teammates alike as a hardworking leader.

He also evolved into a valuable checking-line forward after spending much of his career as a top-line center. Roenick was the eighth overall pick by Chicago in the 1988 draft, and the 18-year-old made his NHL debut later that year. He reached the playoffs in each of his first 12 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks and the Coyotes, even making it to the Stanley Cup finals with Chicago in 1992, but never got closer to a championship. Roenick has dabbled in acting and television commentary during previous breaks from hockey.

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Bulls rally, score four in ninth to beat Indy Petit takes no-no into eighth; Pujols homers twice NL Roundup

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Reid Brignac scored on a wild play at the plate to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Durham Bulls knocked off the Indianapolis Indians, 7-6 on Tuesday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The ninth inning rally was started off with back-to-back singles from Elliot Johnson and John Jaso. Desmond Jenning followed that two batters later with a bunt single scoring Johnson from third, making the score 6-4. Brignac then singled to left, scoring Ray Olmedo, who was brought in to run for Jaso. Matt Joyce followed that up with a seeing-eye single through the whole at second base scoring Jennings to tie the game at six apiece. The game winning play came with Justin Ruggiano at-bat and runners on first and second with one out. Ruggiano grounded to shortstop Argenis Diaz who then tossed it to second baseman Brian Bixler forcing Joyce out at second. Bixler then attempted to turn a game-ending double play but his throw went wide of the bag causing first baseman Jeff Clement to stumble and fall on the catch. Brignac, coming

from second base, never stopped running on the play and beat the throw home from Clement by inches giving the Bulls the exciting win. The Bulls fell behind early after starting pitcher Jeremy Heelickson was shelled for four runs in the first inning and two runs in the fifth. He was pulled after four and two thirds innings with six earned runs on six hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. The Bulls got on the board in the second with a solo shot from Chris Richard deposited over the wall in right making the score 4-1. The long ball was Richards’ 19th of the year, tops on the team. Durham added two more in the sixth and seventh innings to cut Indianapolis’ lead to 6-3. Joyce ended the day going 3-4 with 2 RBI, a walk and a strikeout. Rhyne Hugh also got a single, extending his team season high hitting streak to 12 games. With the win the Bulls now split their series with Indianapolis at two games a piece. They will take Wednesday off and start a four-game series Thursday against the Syracuse Chiefs with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

AL Roundup

Pettite out-duels Halladay Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3 TORONTO (AP) — Andy Pettitte won for the first time in six starts and New York hit three homers off Roy Halladay to beat Toronto 5-3 on Tuesday night. Pettitte (9-6), who had not won since July 1, allowed one run and four hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking four and striking out six. He left with runners at first and second in the seventh but Phil Hughes came on and struck out Jose Bautista to end the inning. Hughes gave up two singles to begin the eighth, then struck out two batters before being replaced by Mariano Rivera. Vernon Wells greeted the Yankees closer with a two-run double off the wall in left, cutting it to 4-3. Rivera finished for his 31st save. Hideki Matsui gave New York some insurance by homering to center on Halladay’s first pitch of the ninth. Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeiera hit back-to-back homers in the eighth for a 4-1 lead. It was the second time this season Halladay (115) allowed three homers to the Yankees. It happened in a 6-5, 12-inning loss at New York on July 4. Orioles 8, Tigers 2 DETROIT (AP) — Brian Matusz and Baltimore spoiled Jarrod Washburn’s debut with Detroit. Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis both homered, drove in three runs and had three hits for Baltimore. Matusz (1-0), the fourth pick overall in the 2008 draft, allowed a run and six hits in five innings in his major league debut. He walked three and struck out five. He was 7-0 with a 1.55 ERA for Double-A Bowie before being recalled on Tuesday. Washburn (8-7), who was acquired from Seattle on July 31 in a deal for pitchers Luke French and Mauricio Robles, gave up

six runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. The Orioles blew open a tight game in the sixth with four runs to make it 7-1. Markakis hit a tworun homer and Izturis added a two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs.

Twins 10, Indians 1 CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota’s Scott Baker pitched seven scoreless innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Jason Kubel. Gomez had three hits and four RBIs, and Joe Mauer hit three of Minnesota’s season-high seven doubles as the Twins broke a three-game losing streak. Justin Morneau drove in two runs, giving him an AL-leading 88 RBIs. Orlando Cabrera, recently acquired from Oakland, extended his hitting streak to 14 games and hit his 400th career double. Baker (9-7) allowed three hits and one walk, striking out four to improve to 5-1 in eight starts since June 25. David Huff (5-6) allowed 11 hits and seven runs over 4 2-3 innings. The rookie is 2-4 with a 7.94 ERA in seven starts since July 3. White Sox 5, Angels 4 CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Podsednik’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Angels on Tuesday, snapping Los Angeles’ eight-game road winning streak. After Kevin Jepsen (33) retired the inning’s first two batters, he allowed Jayson Nix’s double. Podsednik followed with a line drive to right-center field and was mobbed by his teammates on the infield as Nix scored. It was the third gameending hit this season by Podsednik, a 2005 World Series star for Chicago who was re-signed by the team after Colorado cut him in April.

D-Backs 6, Pirates 0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and combined with Leonel Rosales on a onehitter, and Arizona beat Pittsburgh 6-0 on Tuesday night. Petit (2-5), who snapped a seven-game losing streak with his first victory in more than 11 months in his most recent start, walked three and struck out four in eight innings. The righthander threw a seasonhigh 107 pitches — 73 for strikes — in going longer than seven innings for the first time in his career. Ronny Cedeno lined a single to left after Ramon Vazquez led off the eighth with a walk, ending the quest for what would have been the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks history. Ryan Roberts went 4 for 5 with two home runs for Arizona, which has won five of six, while Chris Young homered and Mark Reynolds had three hits and an RBI. Petit was 8-15 with a 5.76 in 59 appearances, 29 starts, in his career. The Pirates have lost three straight and eight of 10. They have been shut out in their last three meetings with Arizona over the past 11 days. They have been shut out 13 times in all, most in the majors. Cardinals 12, Mets 7 (10) NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a grand slam in the 10th inning for his second homer of the game and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the New York Mets 12-7 on Tuesday night. Pujols finished with four hits and five RBIs for the Cardinals, snapping out of a slump with his ninth multihomer game of the season. Ryan Ludwick also went deep and drove in two runs for St. Louis.


EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Indiana 15 4 .789 — Connecticut 10 9 .526 5 Washington 10 9 .526 5 Atlanta 10 10 .500 5 1/2 Chicago 10 10 .500 5 1/2 Detroit 7 10 .412 7 New York 6 13 .316 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Phoenix 15 6 .714 — Seattle 12 7 .632 2 Minnesota 10 10 .500 4 1/2 San Antonio 9 10 .474 5 Los Angeles 6 11 .353 7 Sacramento 5 16 .238 10 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games San Antonio 63, Los Angeles 59 Detroit 76, New York 64 Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.

The Cardinals scored eight times in the last three innings to hand New York its fifth loss in six games. With two out and the bases loaded in the 10th, Sean Green replaced Pedro Feliciano (4-4) and hit Mark DeRosa on the left elbow with his first pitch to give St. Louis an 8-7 lead.

Rockies 8, Phillies 3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Atkins homered and had a season-high four RBIs and Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning as Colorado won its fifth straight. Atkins hit a two-out, two-run homer off Jamie Moyer (10-8) in the second inning, then added a tworun double in the sixth after the Phillies cut the lead to 4-2 on a home run by Jimmy Rollins. Colorado added two runs in the inning to put the game out of reach. The Rockies finished with 11 hits as every starter except second baseman Clint Barmes had at least one. Hammel (6-6) gave up

Northern Division W L Potomac (Nationals) 25 13 Wilmington (Royals) 23 14 Frederick (Orioles) 19 19 x-Lynchburg (Pirates) 15 23

Southern Division W L x-Winston-Salem (White Sox) 19 17 Salem (Red Sox) 18 19 Myrtle Beach (Braves) 18 20 Kinston (Indians) 13 25 x-clinched first half

Pct. GB .658 — .622 1 1/2 .500 6 .395 10

Pct. GB .528 — .486 1 1/2 .474 2 .342 7

Tuesday’s Games Frederick 7, Potomac 3 Kinston 15, Lynchburg 3 Wilmington 3, Winston-Salem 1 Myrtle Beach 4, Salem 1 Wednesday’s Games Lynchburg at Kinston, 11 a.m. Wilmington at Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Potomac at Frederick, 7 p.m. Myrtle Beach at Salem, 7:07 p.m.

three runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked none.

Cubs 6, Reds 3 CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny turned his first appearance for Chicago into his best of the season, allowing three hits and driving in a run. The Cubs got Gorzelanny (4-1) and reliever John Grabow from Pittsburgh in a five-player deal Thursday. He went 7 1-3 innings, giving up one run. Wladimir Balentien hit a two-run homer off Angel Guzman in the ninth. Gorzelanny had an RBI single off Johnny Cueto (8-9), setting the Reds on course for their 14th loss in 15 games. Cincinnati has dropped eight straight — all at home — for its longest losing streak in four years. Kosuke Fukudome and Derrek Lee had solo homers for the Cubs. Fukudome opened the game with his first career leadoff homer, and Lee hit his 150th with Chicago.

International League Standings

Thursday’s Games Atlanta at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

MiLB Southern League Standings Pct. GB .553 — .553 — .500 2 .385 6 1/2 .368 7 Pct. GB .692 — .615 3 .500 7 1/2 .447 9 1/2 .385 12

Tuesday’s Games West Tenn 10, Chattanooga 5, 1st game Jacksonville 3, Huntsville 2 Birmingham 4, Mobile 0 Montgomery at Mississippi, 8:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. (rain delay) West Tenn at Chattanooga, 8:15 p.m., 2nd game Wednesday’s Games Huntsville at Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mississippi, 8:05 p.m. Mobile at Birmingham, 8:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. West Tenn at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tennessee at Birmingham, 8:05 p.m. Mobile at Montgomery, 8:05 p.m. Carolina at West Tenn, 8:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m.

MLB American League Standings New York Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore

East Division W L Pct 64 42 .604 62 42 .596 58 48 .547 51 55 .481 45 61 .425

GB — 1 6 13 19

Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct GB 55 50 .524 — 55 52 .514 1 53 53 .500 2 1/2 44 62 .415 11 1/2 41 64 .390 14

Los Angeles Texas Seattle Oakland

West Division W L Pct GB 63 41 .606 — 59 45 .567 4 54 51 .514 9 1/2 45 60 .429 18 1/2

Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 10, Kansas City 4 Detroit 6, Baltimore 5 Oakland 3, Texas 2

Thursday’s Games Frederick at Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Salem at Kinston, 7 p.m. Lynchburg at Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Wilmington at Potomac, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday’s Game Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.

South Division W L Jacksonville (Marlins) 27 12 x-Birmingham (White Sox) 24 15 Mississippi (Braves) 19 19 Montgomery (Rays) 17 21 Mobile (Diamondbacks) 15 24 x-clinched first half

Arizona pitcher Yusmeiro Petit delivers to Pittsburgh’s Ronny Cedeno in the eighth inning that broke up a no-hit game in Pittsburgh Tuesday. Cedeno singled on the pitch for the Pirates’ only hit of their 6-0 loss.

Carolina League Standings


North Division W L Chattanooga (Dodgers) 21 17 Tennessee (Cubs) 21 17 West Tenn (Mariners) 19 19 x-Huntsville (Brewers) 15 24 Carolina (Reds) 14 24

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

North Division W L Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 61 47 Syracuse (Nationals) 57 51 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 54 56 Rochester (Twins) 51 57 Pawtucket (Red Sox) 49 59 Buffalo (Mets) 40 66

Pct. .565 .528 .491 .472 .454 .377

South Division W L Durham (Rays) 63 48 Gwinnett (Braves) 63 48 Norfolk (Orioles) 59 51 Charlotte (White Sox) 51 59

Pct. GB .568 — .568 — .536 3 1/2 .464 11 1/2

West Division W L Louisville (Reds) 63 47 Toledo (Tigers) 54 57 Indianapolis (Pirates) 53 57 Columbus (Indians) 47 62

Pct. GB .573 — .486 9 1/2 .482 10 .431 15 1/2

GB — 4 8 10 12 20

Tuesday’s Games Gwinnett 5, Columbus 1 Pawtucket 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4 Norfolk 8, Syracuse 7 Toledo 10, Buffalo 6 Durham 7, Indianapolis 6 Louisville 2, Charlotte 0 Lehigh Valley 7, Rochester 4 Wednesday’s Games Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Charlotte at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Gwinnett at Toledo, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games Baltimore (Guthrie 7-10) at Detroit (E.Jackson 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 4-10) at Cleveland (Laffey 4-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Mitre 1-0) at Toronto (Rzepczynski 1-2), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Penny 7-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 4-4), 7:08 p.m. Seattle (French 1-2) at Kansas City (Davies 3-7), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (O’Sullivan 3-0) at Chicago White Sox (G.Floyd 8-6), 8:11 p.m. Texas (Padilla 8-5) at Oakland (Braden 8-9), 10:05 p.m.

National League Standings Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington

East Division W L Pct GB 59 45 .567 — 55 51 .519 5 53 53 .500 7 50 56 .472 10 35 72 .327 25 1/2

Chicago St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Cincinnati Pittsburgh

Central Division W L Pct GB 57 48 .543 — 59 50 .541 — 53 53 .500 4 1/2 53 54 .495 5 45 61 .425 12 1/2 45 61 .425 12 1/2

Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco Arizona San Diego

West Division W L Pct GB 65 41 .613 — 59 47 .557 6 59 48 .551 6 1/2 48 59 .449 17 1/2 44 63 .411 21 1/2

Monday’s Games Washington 8, Pittsburgh 4 Arizona 6, N.Y. Mets 5 Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 2 Houston 4, San Francisco 3 San Diego 4, Atlanta 2 Milwaukee 6, L.A. Dodgers 5

Giants 8, Astros 1 HOUSTON (AP) — Jonathan Sanchez snapped a nine-game road losing streak, striking out eight in seven shutout innings of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Sanchez (5-9), who pitched a no-hitter against San Diego on July 10, held Houston to four hits, all singles. The 26-year-old left-hander was 0-8 with a 6.33 ERA in nine road starts this season and hadn’t won away from home since Sept. 17, 2008, in Arizona.

Nationals 6, Marlins 4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Dunn capped Washington’s six-run eighthinning rally with a two-run homer and the Nationals ended a 10-game losing streak against Florida. Dunn struck out in his first three at-bats before lining a 3-2 pitch from Dan Meyer over the left-field fence, breaking a 4-4 tie. The Nationals were trailing 4-0 heading into the eighth and hadn’t had a base runner since the first inning as Florida starter Josh Johnson retired 20 consecutive batters. But the Nationals got four straight hits to start the inning. Pinch-hitter Ronnie Belliard’s two-run double was the final one, and that ended Johnson’s night. Braves 3, Padres 2 (5th inning) The Atlanta Braves led the host San Diego Padres 3-2 in the middle of the fifth inning when The Dispatch went to press late Tuesday night. Martin Prado hit his seventh homerun of the season off of Tim Stauffer. Padre Will Venable hit a two-run shot off of Atlanta starter Javier Vazquez. Wednesday’s Games St. Louis (Lohse 4-6) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-1), 12:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Martinez 1-0) at Houston (Moehler 7-6), 2:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 5-2) at San Diego (Gaudin 4-9), 3:35 p.m. Arizona (D.Davis 5-10) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 9-8), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 9-7) at Philadelphia (Happ 7-2), 7:05 p.m. Florida (VandenHurk 1-0) at Washington (Lannan 7-8), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Harden 7-6) at Cincinnati (Lehr 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Looper 9-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Schmidt 2-1), 10:10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled LHP Brian Matusz from Bowie (EL). Optioned RHP Kam Mickolio to Norfolk (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Recalled OF Wilkin Ramirez from Toledo (IL). Optioned RHP Casey Fien to Toledo. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Activated OF Vladimir Guerrero from the 15-day DL. Sent C Bobby Wilson to Salt Lake City (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Activated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Chris Woodward for assignment. n National League CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled LHP Tom Gorzelanny from Iowa (PCL). Placed INF Andres Blanco on the 15-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Released RHP Mark Prior. FOOTBALL n National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed C Melvin Fowler to a one-year contract. Released C Donovan Raiola. Placed FB Justin Green on injured reserve. DALLAS COWBOYS—Removed LB Stephen Hodge from physically unable to perform list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived WR Aundrae Allison. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed QB Andrew Walter. Released QB Matt Gutierrez. HOCKEY n National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed G Brian Elliott to a two-year contract. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Announced the resignation of president and chief executive officer Chris Zimmerman. COLLEGE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE—Named Lindsey Williams media relations intern. BENTLEY—Named Marty Burke men’s golf coach. HARTFORD—Named Jerry Shank assistant baseball coach. HIGH POINT—Named Whitney Michele women’s assistant lacrosse coach. JOHN JAY—Named Micah Acoba women’s volleyball coach. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT—Named Joslyn Slovek women’s assistant soccer coach. SEATTLE—Named Joan Bonvicini women’s basketball coach. UCLA—Named Mike Maynard men’s track and field coach. UNC GREENSBORO—Named Kevin Oleksiak director of men’s basketball operations.


Section C Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Taste

Planning a pre-concert tailgate with family and friends?



earing up for the summer concert scene? Don’t forget the most important piece of equipment — the grill! “Some good tunes, a hot grill and your favorite people are all you need to throw a great barbecue cookout this summer,” said Chris Lilly, the official pitmaster for the Keith Urban Escape Together World Tour together with KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauces and Kingsford Charcoal, which will hit 50 cities across the United States. Whether enjoying pre-concert tailgates or gathering in your own backyard, music and barbecue are a natural match. “The thing I enjoy most about a barbecue is that it’s a great excuse to round up friends and family, whether we’re in someone’s backyard or tailgating next to the bus while on tour,” said chart-topping musician, Keith Urban. “It’s the hang time that’s important; the opportunity to unwind and just have fun.” Sharing exclusive tour recipes and charcoal grilling tips, Lilly makes it easy to bring a piece of the summer concert experience to any gathering. “Whether you have tickets to the show, are hanging out in your backyard, or taking the party to a park, beach or campground, nothing says summer gatherings like a charcoal grill,” said Lilly. For more tour recipes, charcoal grilling tips and a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Keith Urban experience, visit

Seasoned Mustard Drumsticks With Peach Molasses Glaze

Makes: 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 48 minutes 10 to 12 chicken legs Yellow mustard Dry Rub 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons garlic salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 1/4 teaspoons paprika Peach Molasses Glaze 1 cup peach preserves 4 teaspoons molasses 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard In small bowl, add dry rub ingredients and mix well. Paint each chicken leg with a light coat of yellow mustard. Season each chicken leg with dry rub mix (about 1 teaspoon per leg). Build a charcoal fire for indirect cooking by situating the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void. When temperature inside the grill has reached approximately 300°F, place chicken legs on the grill over the side void of charcoal. Close lid and cook chicken for 40 minutes with indirect heat, or until the internal temperature reaches 175° to 180°F. While chicken is cooking, combine peach molasses glaze ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend glaze until smooth and pour into a shallow bowl. Remove chicken legs from grill, submerge each leg into glaze, and place them back on the covered grill over indirect heat for 8 minutes or until sauce caramelizes. Remove from grill and serve. Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly.

Grilled Sweet Potato Steaks With Maple Pecan Butter

Makes: 6 to 8 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 23 minutes 4 large sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Maple Pecan Butter 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 3 tablespoons chopped pecans 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt Wash sweet potatoes and wrap each in a single sheet of aluminum foil. Build a charcoal fire for indirect cooking by situating the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void. When the temperature is approximately 400°F, place wrapped sweet potatoes on the grill over the side void of charcoal. Close lid and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes with indirect heat, or until sweet potatoes soften. While potatoes cook, prepare maple pecan butter. Melt butter in small saucepan. Add maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt. Heat mixture on low for less than one minute or until a layer of bubbles forms over the surface. Remove from heat, and set aside until needed. Remove sweet potatoes from grill, unwrap, and halt cooking process by dipping them into a bowl of cold water. Place sweet potatoes on a countertop and let them cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch thick medallions. Coat each sweet potato steak with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill each steak directly over the coals (approximately 400°F) for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove potato steaks from grill and serve drizzled with warm maple pecan butter. Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly.

Chris Lilly, Official Tour Pitmaster of the Keith Urban Escape Together World Tour, mans the grill while Keith Urban provides the music.

Try these tips from Chris Lilly to keep your crowd happy. Take Care With Your Opening Act. One of the most common mistakes made when lighting a charcoal grill is allowing the lighter fluid to soak in before lighting the coals. Instead, eliminate undesired flavors by applying a moderate amount of fluid, lighting immediately and letting the coals burn until they are white-hot (about 15 minutes). Improve Your Set List. Expand the menu beyond basic hotdogs and burgers by grilling new and different meats. Pork chops taste great with the smoky flavor of the grill, and seared tuna will make you look like an all-star chef. Tack on sides like my Charcoal Grilled Sweet Potato Steaks for an unexpected crowd pleaser. Fight Flare-Ups. Marinate your meat before grilling to fight sudden flare-ups, and apply sauces to meats once they have cooked a while on the grill. You’ll still taste the delicious flavor without risking over-cooked food. Plan for an Encore. Keep the good times going well after your main course by grilling a tasty dessert, such as fruit skewers seasoned with cumin and maple syrup, or tour exclusive Cue’d Apple Crumble. Find the recipe at Safety First. Keep a can of sand or bucket of water nearby for safe and easy clean-up. With long-handled tongs, carefully remove the coals from the grill and place individually in the receptacle.




















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HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll enjoy the company of a steady, grounded individual. Even though you’re not exactly laughing the day away, there is comfort in your connection. You can count on this person through thick and thin. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll make a self-sacrificing move in order to please someone or keep a situation flowing in a happy direction. It feels good to give, and yet you should really make it up to yourself as soon as possible. Do something just for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ve learned to control your emotions and your impulses, and you’ve also learned that too much control is no fun. There will be a chance to let loose and you’ll be glad you seized the day. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll see some pretty strange behavior today, but refrain from judgment. Your estimations wouldn’t have an effect on the other person anyway, and would only define you as a person who needs to be critical. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You realize that it’s time to bring something special to a relationship. Your extra effort to be romantic and/or show your appreciation of someone you respect will be joyously received. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be inspired by an artist, and it’s probably not a painter or sculptor. Anyone who does a job with reverence, even if the job is sweeping the floor, is an artist.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s much on the table that needs your attention — new projects to line up and new people to meet. You’ll find it’s not difficult to get things started. In most cases, all it takes is one phone call. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll witness the kind of jaw-dropping occurrence that’s so outside of your realm of expectation that you’ll probably decide to let go of all of your preconceptions. Take life as it comes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll dress to impress. Loved ones will wonder whom you’re making this big effort for and the answer is everyone, and especially yourself. Superficial efforts improve your relationship with the inner you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just because you’re talking with someone doesn’t mean you’re communicating. Make sure you’re being heard. Ask the other person to repeat your message back to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your sensitivity helps you appreciate and understand where others are coming from. It’s a little too easy to get snarled into other people’s moods, though. Enforce personal boundaries. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll resonate with the way another person sees the world. You may feel very connected to a famous person, a book or a particular song. Tonight, a Scorpio helps you make sense of your feelings.









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Your Oxford, NC Walmart Store is Relocating to a Supercenter! Now hiring 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift part-time positions. Grocery Deli, Bakery, Produce, Meat, Dry Grocery, Frozen and Dairy Associates Receiving Unloaders & Stockers

Front End Cashiers and Customer Service Associates Sales Floor Sales Associates for all departments

Join us today, and help our customers save money so they can live better. Apply today at our in store kiosks:

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Whether you’re interested in full-time or part-time, cashier or management, yo discover more than a job at Walmart. You’ll find a place where you can make a diffe in the lives of our customers, have plenty of advancement opportunities and enjo perks of working for the world’s largest retailer.

Your Louisburg, NC Walmart Store is Relocating to a Supercen Now hiring part-time associates for all departments. Grocery Deli, Bakery, Produce, Dairy and Meat Department Associates Receiving Unloaders & Stockers Sales Floor Sales Associates for all departments

Front End Cashiers, Cart Pushers, Greeters, and Customer Service Desk Professional Pharmacy

Join us today, and help our customers save money so they can live better. To apply, please visit any local Walmart store and stop by the hiring kiosks Or apply online at and specify store #1953, Louisburg, For more information, call (919) 496-2221.

Or apply online at and reference Store #1579.

Walmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Walmart is an Equal Opportun

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Position Wanted Do you need a man for a day to do your handy work? Please call Clyde at 252-257-4850.

Merchandise For Sale 12x10 metal garage door w/windows & hardware. $500. 252-213-7017 after 3:30PM. Bowflex Sport Home Gym with leg attachment. 210 lbs. resistance. $400. 252433-8798. Leave message. COOKWAREWe stopped doing dinner parties! We have some beautiful 22-piece sets for sale! Waterless, Surgical Stainless Steel! Lifetime Warranty. Retail $1899, now $299! 1800-434-4628. DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE equipment, FREE four room installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call Direct Sat TV for details.1-888420-9486. Image 15.5S electric treadmill w/fan. Used very little. $150. 252-213-7017 after 3:30PM.

SALE! Raleigh Road Flea Market parking lot. Tues., Weds. & Thurs. 9am - 5:30pm Sheet sets, comforter sets, handbags, diabetic socks, etc. SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00. Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. 00n. Free information: 1800-578-1363, ext300N. STARRETT Telescoping Gages, Set of 6 in Original pouch & box 5/16’’ to 6’’ $100 252-492-2549

Auction Sales Auction Sales ABSOLUTE AUCTIONOcean Front Home Figure 8 Island (Wilmington, NC). August 29. House WILL SELL regardless of price. No BP. Mike Harper, NCAL8286. www.harperauctionandr - 843-7294996 AUCTION- Utility Trucks & Equipment, August 14, 10 AM, Raleigh, NC, Featuring Progress Energy! Aerials, Derricks, Service Trucks, Plus Equipment, Trailers & More!, Motley's Auction & Realty Group, 804-2323300, NCAL #5914. COURT APPROVED AUCTIONSelling Assets from Biltmore Financial Group, Inc. and J.V. Huffman, Jr. 3400 Wishing Well Lane, Claremont, NC. August 14 & 15, 2009- 10:00 AM. Prevost Motor Home Built on Featherlite Frame, 1939 V16 Cadillac, Pickup Trucks, Construction Equipment, Home Furnishings, Collectibles and Much More! Too Much To List!! Western District of NC -Case #08-CV00136. GARY BOYD AUCTIONNCAL#2750. 704-9825633. www.garyboydauction.c om FARM AUCTION: 65 acres in 2 parcels on the Blue Ridge Parkway, MP 152. Beautiful rolling pastures, small spring fed creek, nice hardwoods and a cozy 1850's farmhouse with stone fireplace. Sold in 2 tracts. Sale to be held in Floyd, VA, 5 p.m., August 21st. For info call Sam Hardy, Woltz & Associates, Brokers & Auctioneers (VA#321), Roanoke, VA. 800-5513588 or go to

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FARM AUCTION: 65 acres in 2 parcels on the Blue Ridge Parkway, MP 152. Beautiful rolling pastures, small spring fed creek, nice hardwoods and a cozy 1850's farmhouse with stone fireplace. Sold in 2 tracts. Sale to be held in Floyd, VA, 5 p.m., August 21st. For info call Sam Hardy, Woltz & Associates, Brokers & Auctioneers (VA#321), Roanoke, VA. 800-5513588 or go to HOME IMPROVEMENT AUCTIONSaturday, August 15 at 10 a.m., 201 S. Central Ave., Locust, NC. Granite Tops, Cabinet Sets, Doors, Carpet, Tile, Hardwood, Bath Vanities, Composite Decking, Lighting, Name Brand Tools. NC Sales Tax applies. m 704-507-1449. NCAF5479

Farmers Corner Home-Grown Natural Beef USDA inspected Doan & Bette Laursen Goose River Farm Granville County Call for brochure or information 919-693-6222

Good Food To Eat For Sale

Good frying apples

Wanted To Buy Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$175 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000.

Investment Properties HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

OWNERS! Having trouble leasing and collecting rent?

Call The Rogers Group, Inc. A full service Property Management Company

252-492-9385 1-800-834-9487 EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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* Apartments/Homes * 1 to 3BR. $325 to $995/mo. 252-492-8777. W W Properties

Chihuahua pups. 6 wks. old. Very small. 1 female black tri-color. 1 male chocolate w/white markings. 1 male fawn w/white markings. Parents are 6 1/2 lbs. & are on site. $400 ea. 252-213-5554.

Houses For Rent

Apartments/Houses Wester Realty 252-438-8701

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2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738 411B Young St. 3BR, 1BA. HUGE! $595/mo. Ref. & dep. req’d. For apps., 252-438-8082. 859 Eastway Dr. Brick 3BR. Hardwood floors. No pets. Dep. & ref. req’d. 252-438-7040.

ADD YOUR LOGO HERE Company Logo Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative or 252-436-2810 Brick House For Rent or Sale 3BR 3 BA Call John Foster At 252-438-3952 Friends & Family Special - up to $100 Free Rent 1-3BR houses & apts.

The Rogers Group 252-492-9385 Rent w/option to buy. Brick 4BR, 2BA w/ basement. Central heat & A/C. $800/mo, rent. $95,000 option. Application & deposit. 444 Rowland St. Henderson. 252-2134167.

Houses For Rent RENT-TO-OWN. 6BR, 2BA. Needs TLC. $1000 down, $525/mo. 602 Rowland St. 252-430-3777.

This month’s special! 320 John St. 2BR, Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Central air & heat. Carpet, storage house. $525/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-492-0743.

Manufactured Homes For Rent Now taking applications for 2 BR SW. Sorry, no pets. Apply at 57 Vincent Hoyle Rd. 252-492-2809 SW 3 BR 2 BA S. Chavis Rd, Kittrell $450 /month +Deposit Credit & Criminal background req.$25 app fee 252-438-3892 Also, 4 DW all 3Br 2Ba in County. Pvt. Lots Rent thru Rogers Group 252492-9385

Business Property For Rent 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse w/offices, bathrooms, alarm, sprinkler, 17ft. ceilings. $1050/ mo. 252-213-0537.

Business Opportunities ALL CASH VENDING! Do You Earn Up to $800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-888-7533458, MultiVend, LLC

Resort Properties CRYSTAL COAST, NC Waterfront at drastically reduced prices! Nearly 2 AC water access $69,900, NOW $39,900; 9 AC deepwater lot where you can moor a boat $199,900, NOW $99,900. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, jetskiing or boating, w/boat launches on site. No time frame to build. Great financing available. 877-337-9164.

Resort Properties Your ad can be delivered to over 1.7 million North Carolina homes from the doorstep to the desktop with one order! Call this newspaper to place your 25-word ad in 114 NC newspapers and on for only $330. Or visit

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Land For Sale Manufactured Manufactured Homes For Homes For Sale Sale

31.75 acres w/house & pond. 4275 NC 39 Hwy. N. in Louisburg. 919496-4073 after 6PM.


OWNER SACRIFICE- I need help! Owner must sell now! One acre, heavily wooded, river access homesite on the Catawba River. Over 50% off original list price. Paved roads, pool, river walk trails, sport court, etc. First $29,900 takes it off my hands. Call now 888-310-2314.

Homes For Sale *** HUD HOMES *** 4BR, 2BA. Only $22.900! For listings, 800-749-8106 Ext 1775

CREDIT REPAIR Lic., Bond., Cert. Start with only $99 252-738-0282 Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777 Just Restored/Rented Quiet, Cute Frame Home Franklinton, $59,990 Owner: 919-693-8984 Contact our

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Wanted to Buy Used Farm Equipment & Tractors 919-603-7211

Modular Homes Starting at $69/sq.ft.

919-556-1637 2000+ sq.ft. 4/5BR, 3BA. New only $67,524. Details call 919-4573634. 3 SWs. $3500 to $14,000. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035

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MOVE IN TODAY! 3BR, 2BA singlewide on 1 acre of land. Possible owner financing. 336-597-5539. New 3BR SW $27,474 4BR DW $54,523 Call for Details 919-400-2616

Campers & Recreational Equip FREE CAMPING for first time visitors. Come enjoy our beautiful resort for FREE in North Carolina. Amazing Amenities and Family Fun! Call 800-795-2199 to Discover More!

Boats For Sale CREST PONTOON HEADQUARTERS Satterwhite Point Marina on Kerr Lake Great service, selection & prices. New & Used Pontoon Boats. Open Tuesday thru Sunday! 252-430-1300.

Motorcycles For Sale 2008 Harley Davidson Fat Boy. Candy Red Sunglo. Extras. 4500 mi. 1584 cc. Like new. $17,000. 252-767-3677

Trucks & Trailers For Sale 1974 Chevrolet welding truck w/pipe Lincoln welder. 350 engine w/ chrome wheels. $3200. 252-456-5123 or 252767-3788.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLEReceive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964.

1998 Toyota Camry. $800. * Buy Police Impounds * For Listings, 800-749-8104 Ext 4148

F700 Ford Dump 1988 model Asking $6,000. Good Condition. 919-219-5022

2001 Mitsubishi Galant. Good on gas. 4cyl. 4DR. $2500. Excellent condition. 252-492-6209

Browse Over The Vehicles In Today’s Classified Section Call 252-436-2810 to place your ad! CARS

1998 Honda Civic. Only $1000. Priced to Sell! For Listings 800-7498104, Ext. 7042.



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The Daily Dispatch - Wednesday, August 5, 2009  
The Daily Dispatch - Wednesday, August 5, 2009  

Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina