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State tells Vance Schools to cut nearly $1.146 million; out of exactly how much, nobody yet knows

Davis only council member to vote against demand for home-ownership By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Daily Dispatch/EARL KING

Parishioners of Union Chapel United Methodist Church take part on Sunday in the first service held in a new building, the construction of which was made necessary by an Aug. 10, 2007 fire that almost totally consumed the original church sanctuary, which dated to 1829.

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Union Chapel congregation holds first service in new church; original 1829 building burned to the ground nearly two years ago to the day By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Betty and Jerry Stanton are witnesses to the past and the future of Union Chapel United Methodist Church. They were among nearly 150 people who sat down Sunday morning on gleaming, wooden pews and extra chairs that had to be set out for the first service inside the brightly lit new sanctuary which replaces the larger one destroyed by fire two years ago. The first sermon — delivered by the church’s new pastor, Rev. Dennis Gossett — was about renewal and the potential held by the reconstruction. “When I look at this new sanctuary, I see a seed that has been planted,” he said. “It is my goal for this church that we receive 100 new souls this year, Gossett vowed. “Welcome home!” he

Daily Dispatch/EARL KING

The Rev. Dennis Gossett preaches his first sermon Sunday inside the new Union Chapel United Methodist Church. “Welcome home!” he told the congregation, who had waited two years for construction after their original church was destroyed by fire. said to the colorful audience clad in an array of attire from suits and dresses to shorts or blue jeans. In one of several prayers, the pastor told God: “Lord, it’s just a wonderful thing. You said that if we had the faith of a mustard seed, we could move a mountain. Father, God, You have moved our mountain!”

The front page of the bulletin for the occasion displayed a color photo of a tiny green seedling sitting in planting soil held in a gardener’s cupped and grimy hands. The first hymn to be sung together by the congregation and the choir wearing blueand-white robes was “How Great Thou Art.”

Another special service — set for Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. — will focus on rededication. There will be an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Several former pastors expected to show up that day include Rob Hammond, who guided the congregation through many of the rebuilding days. Invited to preside over the ceremony is Gray Southern, Durham District superintendent for the United Methodist Church. On Sunday morning, someone asked the Stantons for their opinions of the $600,000 building that had risen from the ashes since the ground-breaking last November, as a result of many contributions. “It’s just as pretty as it can be,” Betty said. The beaming, 74-year-old Kittrell resident kept looking around the sanctuary as if her eyes were 35-millimeter cameras. Please see CHAPEL, page 3A

Daily Dispatch/EARL KING

The new Union Chapel United Methodist Church on its first Sunday in service, Aug. 9, 2009.

Please see BEACON, page 3A

House drops jet purchase plan WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders said Monday that they will not force the Pentagon to buy four new passenger jets used to ferry senior government officials. Democrats have been criticized for adding $330 million to the Air Force’s 2010 budget to buy the jets even though the Pentagon didn’t request the money. Two of the planes would be the C-37 — the military equivalent to the fancy

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The Henderson City Council on Monday evening approved documents drawn up to get the shabby former Beacon Light apartment complex into compliance with municipal housing codes. The council’s actions were unanimous, except for a document affirming a home-ownership provision, which received a lone dissenting vote from Mayor Pro Tem Lonnie Davis. City Manager Ray Griffin is now authorized to work with the property owner, Sharif Abdelhalim, to establish a “reasonable timetable” to bring the 318 Boddie St. location into code compliance as well as a conversion to home ownership. Griffin said Abdelhalim will have to present a letter of credit to the city in an amount of 1 1/2 times the amount of the city’s estimate to demolish and clear the property. Moving forward with a demolition would be stopped to give Abdelhalim a chance to comply, but if Abdelhalim does not comply, then City Code Compliance Director Corey Williams will be authorized to take the letter of credit and demolish the property. The terms provide a 45day window to work out a time schedule agreement. City Attorney John Zollicoffer said there would be an additional 30 days for Abdelhalim to produce the letter of credit. Additionally, the terms will seek to establish a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding both the code enforcement and the home ownership provision. And if Abdelhalim does not come into compliance, Mayor Pete O’Geary and Griffin are authorized to seek a portion of Abdelhalim’s $1.29 million deposit with HUD to help pay for demolition and cleanup. Griffin said that he and Williams have talked with HUD and have concluded that, if the city is going to be able to utilize the specifics, then the city will need to go “straight to the top,” a reference to Henderson’s federal representatives. The terms also call for the city to seek any fire insurance proceeds Abdelhalim

Gulfstream 550 — and cost taxpayers $130 million at a time when lawmakers have made villains of bailed-out auto executives who rely on corporate jets to travel. “If the Department of Defense does not want these aircraft, they will be eliminated from the bill,” said Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat chairman of the panel that approved the additional spending.

Index Our Hometown . . . . . 2A Business & Farm. . . . 5A Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 6A Light Side . . . . . . . . . 7A Public Records . . . . . 8A Sports. . . . . . . . . . 1-4B Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 5B Classifieds. . . . . . . 6-8B

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Deaths Henderson Michael D. Bass, 34 David E. Watson Oxford Lawrence T. Waller, 54

Minerva H. Williams, 93 Vaughan Georgia A. Pegram, 52 Warrenton Suzanne V. Roy, 53

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X, minus $1,145,863, equals … what, exactly? It’s the incomplete equation the State Department of Public Instruction handed sometime Monday to Superintendent Norman Shearin of Vance County Schools. Shearin, in turn, told the Board of Education Monday night that $1,145,863 is the amount Shearin the school system is supposed to cut from its initial allotment from the State for FY 20092010. The trouble is that X, Shearin explained, represents the initial allotment of funds for Vance County Schools, a figure that DPI has yet to disclose. In the meantime, Shearin said, he and his staff have so far identified about $800,000 worth of reductions that could be applied toward the known figure, that is, the amount needing to be cut from whatever the allotment is that the state hands down. The overall reduction in discretionary funds for all of the public school systems in the State is $225 million. Also Monday night, Shearin said the state plans to reduce funding for North Carolina’s public school systems by a total of $10 million for clerical personnel, custodians and substitutes Especially as far as substitute teachers are concerned, the reduction has the potential to significantly “hurt” the local school system, but the degree has yet to be determined, the superintendent added. The Department of Public Instruction informed Shearin that the total cut in State funds for bus transportation for all of the public school systems in North Carolina is $15 million. For miscellaneous projects, the State funds reduction will total $4.6 million for all of the public school systems. A total of 200 literary coaches throughout the public school systems in the State will be eliminated, according to DPI. Shearin said efforts will be made to find other positions in Vance County Schools for any literary coaches that are affected. At its meeting Monday night, the School Board went along with the Finance Committee’s recommendations to accept Maola Milk’s low bid of $455,290.50 to supply milk and Merita Baking Company’s low bid of $67,725 to supply bread. Please see SCHOOLS, page 4A


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Brain injury support — The Kerr Lake Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Brodie Waddill Building, located at Maria Parham Medical Center. The guest speaker will be Rachel Blackwell from the Vance County Senior Center, who will provide valuable information on the Medicare Part D Plan. For more information, call (919) 693-7623 or 438-5511. Appearance commission — The Henderson Community Appearance Commission will meet at 3 p.m. in the boardroom (Henderson City Council chambers) on Rose Avenue in Henderson. Mental health meeting — The Five County Mental Health Authority’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) will meet at 6 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College, Warren campus, Building 4, Room W432, 210 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton. Consumers can sign-up to discuss issues with the CFAC from 6:15-6:30 p.m. The committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five-county area. For more information, call 430-1330, ext. 3035 and ext. 3050. Severe weather class — Vance County Emergency Operations will sponsor a severe weather class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Glass House at Satterwhite Point, 269 Glass House Road, Henderson. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 438-8264. Back-to-school workshop — A back-to-school workshop for parents will be held at 6 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office. Guest speakers will be Pearl Simes, Warren County educator, and Rachel Harris Monteverdi, family and consumer services agent. Light refreshments will be served. Activities for children will be provided. To register, contact Lori Parrott at 257-1134. ECA meeting — The Williamsboro ECA County Council meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Vance County Senior Center, Henderson. The meeting topic is “Creating Connections with Schools,” and Deryl von Williams with the Vance County Learning Center will be the speaker. All members are urged to be present for the business and planning session. The public is invited. For more information, call Lucille Alston at 492-8401. Oxford City Commission — The Oxford City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the commission meeting room of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Community watch — The Pines/Ranes Community Watch will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Rockspring Street. Guest speaker will be Assistant District Attorney Nathan Baskerville. The community is invited to attend.

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Former Zeb Vance Ruritan ‘Teenagers of the Year’ return for an encore bow The Zeb Vance Ruritan Club recently honored past Ruritan “Teenager of the Year” recipients from 1977 to 2008. Pictured are (front row) Brian Camp, Alyssa Sears, Anita Moss Spangler, Johnette Frazier Garrett and Andrew Woodlief; (back row) Joe Matthews and John Wilson III.

‘Godspell’ opens Thursday in Oxford pop-rock-gospel musical that sprang out of the youth culture of the 60s. Part rock, part revival singing, the musical brings parables from the gospel of Matthew to life through pantomime, vaudeville and soft-shoe dancing. “This is an extremely talented cast,” said Chris Bagley, minister of music at Oxford United Methodist Church. “The audience will not be disappointed.” Jesus will be played by Kyle Perren, who played opposite Evan Rachel Wood in “Romeo and Juliet” for Theatre in the Park this spring. Perren has been active in the Raleigh theater scene for several years. Shawn Rhodes will play Judas. Rhodes has been in several local regional productions and recently played Benedick

“Godspell” will leave you spellbound. That’s the guarantee that director Joanne Fruth promises the community as she prepares her cast for opening night of Oxford United Methodist Church’s inaugural venture in theater ministry. “Godspell” will be presented at the Granville Athletic Park open amphitheater on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “ ‘Godspell’ has something for everyone,” said Fruth. “It is both funny and reverent, and is a very effective event to share the gospel anew with both the churched and the unchurched in our community.” The very word “godspell” is an old English word for “gospel.” The production was the first

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Lee Anne LeQuick will be featured in the haunting ballad “By My Side.” Tosha Allred rounds out the ensemble and is highlighted in “Learn Your Lessons Well” reprise. Alecia Lakernick of Ballet Arts in Henderson has assisted with choreography. Donations will be accepted to support local missions of the church. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Rain date is Aug. 17. Granville Athletic Park is located on Belltown Road near I-85, exit 202.

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She and her husband both heard music streaming out of a new piano given to the church. It is supposed to soon be joined up-front by a new organ that will get there the same way. On Aug. 10 of 2007, Betty had stood in Union Chapel’s cemetery across Raleigh Road to watch in horror as a fast-moving blaze triggered by lightning devoured four Sunday School classrooms and the sanctuary built in 1829 that she and Jerry had gotten married in nearly 54 years ago. “It’s a long time with the same man, isn’t it?” she asked, grinning. “Time to get another one.” The mirth faded from her eyes as her thoughts returned to what had happened to the community landmark and most of its furnishings. Some of them were original, stained-glass windows worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that had been made in France and had hung in the sanctuary. About a dozen of the same-type windows that had decorated the old classrooms were saved from the fire. They were installed around the successive spaces after what had been wooden frames were replaced with ones made of aluminum. Other survivors include a charred Bible snatched from the pulpit moments before it disintegrated and a brass cross that might owe its twisted shape to a bolt of electricity. The destruction occurred on a Friday afternoon in

may have received to pay for demolition and cleanup. Attorney Karlene Turrentine maintained that her client, Abdelhalim, is prepared to go forward with the home ownership provision and that he is willing fix all that needs to be fixed. Abdelhalim’s real estate agent, Vance County Commissioner Terry Garrison, said that, while the goal of home ownership was appropriate when Abdelhalim bought the property in a 2007 foreclosure sale, the situation is different since the burst of the nationwide housing bubble. Garrison said that efforts were made to market the property for more than a year and a half at $1.2 million and that there were interested persons from California to Florida to Vermont. But, once they learned of the home ownership provision, they dropped out. The HUD-sponsored low-income complex, which dates to 1973, was closed in 2006 at the request of the previous council after the property had become notorious for crime and unsanitary conditions. The previous council wanted Beacon Light

100-degree weather that combined with the intense heat of burning 178-year-old wood to overcome four fire fighters who miraculously only required treatment at the scene. “My neighbor called and said the church was on fire,” Betty recalled Sunday. “When I got there, it (the building) was only smoking at the top (of the roof) in the east corner. I didn’t think it would burn all the way down.” Somewhere between the beginning and the end, she saw the steeple with its cross on top fall back into the fire. “It was terrible,” Betty confided, nearly whispering. “It was horrible.” During an interview while the flames were spreading, Betty had expressed hope that the firefighters who came from at least 10 volunteer departments would be able to save the long, adjacent education building. “Then we can have church until we can build another one, which I’m sure we will,” she added at the time. Her wish and her prediction both came true. As for Jerry’s comments about his new surroundings, he only said, “It’s okay.” “You’re a man of few words, aren’t you?” the visitor asked the lifelong member. His wife had joined Union Chapel the day of their wedding. “Yep.” Contact the writer at awheless@hendersondispach.com.

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Deaths Michael D. Bass HENDERSON — Michael Dale Bass, 34, of 364 Geranium Lane, Henderson, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in Raleigh. Born in Durham County, he was the son of Carolyn Rhew Brown of Oxford and the late James Linwood Bass. He was an employee of Acousti Engineering Inc. and a member of Living Stones Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Living Stones Church of God, conducted by the Rev. Milton Abbott. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Walter R. Brown; his wife, Bonnie Lanae B. Bass; three daughters, Amber Bass, Sabrina Bass and Katrina Bass, all of the home; two sisters, Deborah B. Davis of Timberlake and Vicki Michelle B. Shaw of Rougemont; and four brothers, James Kenneth “Butch” Bass of Stovall, Bryant Martin “Marty” Bass and Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Bass, both of Franklinton, and Dennis Troy Bass of Durham. The family will receive friends today, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 364 Geranium Lane, Henderson. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tony Dement, Tom Castle, Freddie Lloyd, Robbie Overton, Billy Ray and Bobby Ray. Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home of Henderson.

Suzanne V. Roy WARRENTON — Suzanne Van Roy, 53, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Her father, John J. Van Roy, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Roanoke Rapids. Father Michael Butler will conduct funeral mass at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Henderson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Georgia A. Pegram VAUGHAN — Georgia Arelene Pegram, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Pegram was a Franklin County native born to the late Thurman K. Carroll Sr. and Essie Mae Frazier Carroll Seamster. Arlene was manager of MSAT Electronics in Littleton since 1992. She was also the former owner and operator of Pegram’s Flower Shop in Littleton for many years. She loved flowers and her family very much. The Rev. Jimmy King will conduct funeral ser-

vices at 2 p.m. today at Littleton Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, William Wyatt Pegram; her children, William Patrick Pegram and Suzanne Leigh Pegram and fiancé, James Fitts; three brothers, Robert M. Harris and wife, Suniy of Raleigh, Thurman K. Carroll Jr. and wife, Katherine, of Oxford, and T.L. Carroll and wife, Beth, of Spotsylvania, Va.; four sisters, Mildred Durett and husband, Jeffrey, of Ladysmith, Va., Ruth Ann Brooks and husband, Ronnie, of Carma Church, Va., Peggy Edwards and husband,

She is survived by her mother, Bernice Van Roy of Macon; her sister, Margaret Van Roy Preston of Raleigh; brothers, Russell Van Roy of Macon, Joseph Van Roy of Rougemont and James Van Roy of New York, N.Y. Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Roanoke Rapids. Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Memorial Park. He is survived by a wife, Diane Roberts Waller; a daughter, Tanisha Ross of Durham; four sons, Laquan Waller and Victor Waller, both of Newark, N.J., and Keyon Waller and Jason Waller, both of Oxford; and a sister, Vergina Edwards of Durham. The viewing will be today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

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OXFORD — The Rev. Lawrence T. Waller, 54, of 2676 Bryans Hill Road, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Carlye Waller and Margaret Cooley Waller. He was a professional truck driver and a former employee of Blue Links. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kirk McCoy. Burial will be in Meadowview

HENDERSON — David Earl Watson, 44, of 896 Bearpond Road, Henderson, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in Franklin County. Born in Rose Hill, he was the son of the late Franklin Watson Jr. and Mattie Bell Jordan Watson. He was a carpenter and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Henry Abbott. Burial

son, Clarence Watson Jr., Bobby Watson Jr., Phillip Watson, Kevin Watson and Tim Purvis. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 111, Kittrell, N.C. 27544. Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Ricky, of Ladysmith, Va., and Tina Spain and husband, Roger, of Wise; a grandson, William Thomas Fitts; and her stepmother, Ann Carroll of Ladysmith, Va. Pallbearers will be Robby Carroll, Mike Carroll, Dewitt Mullins, Bobby Neal, Chris Lewis and Jerry Johnson. Memorial donations may be made to Littleton Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice. The family met at Blaylock Funeral Home in Littleton on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home of Littleton.

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Their bids cover the 2009-2010 school year. The higher bids were $463,400 from PET Dairy and $71,200 from Flowers Baking Company. In other business Monday night, Arnetra Terry, Reading First coordinator, told the Board of Education Minerva H. Williams that Aycock Elementary has been recognized as a Reading First Exemplary OXFORD — Minerva School for 2008-2009. Harris Hester Williams, This is the third time 93, of 306 Granville St., Aycock has received the died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, award, according to Terry. at her home. She was the She said it was one of five daughter of the late Matt winners that were recently Harris and Hallie Overby chosen from a total of 13 Harris. schools across the State. Terry gave the credit to Funeral services will Principal Laura Rigsbee, be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Kingdom Hall by Assistant Principal Kristen Brother Kenneth Bauman. Boyd and Velma Robertson, the school’s reading Burial will be in Meadcoach. owview Memorial Park. The award is sponsored She is survived by four by the Office of Reading daughters, Hallie Hester First at the State Departof the home, Yvonne ment of Public Instruction Freeman of Fayetteville, Shirley Ann White of Contact the writer at awheBurlington and Annette less@hendersondispatch.com. Reid of Wake Forest; three sons, Ralph Hester of the home, and James Hester Jr. and Jasper Hester, both of Oxford; a sister, Geneva Green Royster of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. ONLY Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

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will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are two sons, David Earl Watson Jr. and Daniel Scott Watson, both of Henderson; a sister, Connie W. Elmore, of Henderson; three brothers, Clarence Ray Watson and Dennis Scott Watson, both of Henderson, and Bobby Joe Watson, of Warrenton; and a granddaughter. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Brian Wat-

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Mexican cartels smuggle oil to U.S. By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY — U.S. refineries bought millions of dollars worth of oil stolen from Mexican government pipelines and smuggled across the border, the U.S. Justice Department told The Associated Press — illegal operations now led by Mexican drug cartels expanding their reach. Criminals — mostly drug gangs — tap remote pipelines, sometimes building pipelines of their own, to siphon off hundreds of millions of dollars worth of oil each year, the Mexican oil monopoly said. At least one U.S. oil executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in such a deal. On Tuesday, the U.S. Homeland Security department is scheduled to return $2.4 million to Mexico’s tax

administration, the first batch of money seized during a binational investigation into smuggled oil that authorities expect to lead to more arrests and seizures. “The United States is working with the Mexican government on the theft of oil,� said Nancy Herrera, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Houston. “It’s an ongoing investigation, with one indictment so far.� In that case, Donald Schroeder, president of Houston-based Trammo Petroleum, is scheduled to be sentenced in December after pleading guilty in May. In a $2 million scheme, Herrera said, Schroeder purchased stolen Mexican oil that had been brought across the border in trucks and barges and sold it to various U.S. refineries,

which she did not identify. Trammo’s tiny firm profited about $150,000 in the scheme, she said. Schroeder’s attorneys said in an e-mail that neither they nor their client would respond to AP’s requests for comment. Bill Holbrook, spokesman for the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, said a single indictment against a small company should not be used to smear the reputation of the entire U.S. oil industry, “and is not indicative of how domestic refiners operate.� But in Mexico, federal police commissioner Rodrigo Esparza said the Zetas, a fierce drug gang aligned with the Gulf cartel, used false import documents to smuggle at least $46 million worth of oil in tankers to unnamed U.S. refineries.

GM pulls out of mercury partnership By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer

lights and antilock brakes in vehicles built in the 1980s and 1990s. More than half of them are in GM vehicles built before 2000. Mercury released into the air can accumulate in plants, fish and humans. Children and fetuses are vulnerable to the effects of the toxic metal, which can damage the development of the nervous system. The auto industry partnership, called the End of

Life Vehicle Solutions, or ELVS, was created in 2005 to prevent mercury emissions from being released into the environment when vehicles are crushed and shredded. It works closely with the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, which the Environmental Protection Agency helped form with automakers, the steel industry and environmentalists in 2006.

WASHINGTON — General Motors has quit working with a partnership that collects toxic parts from scrapped automobiles, jeopardizing an effort to prevent mercury pollution just as hundreds of thousands of clunkers are headed to recyclers. Participants in the environmental program told The Associated Press the timing of GM’s departure could hurt their work. The government’s “cash-for-clunkersâ€? 1020 S. Garnett St. • Henderson, NC 27536 program will lead to trade-in 1020 S. Garnett St. • Henderson, NC 27536 and recycling of an estimated 750,000 vehicles, some Skip Satterwhite of which contain mercury Account Executive switches. Phone: 252-438-8165 Account Executive GM says it’s a new comFax: 252-438-6640 Phone: 252-438-8165 • Fax: 252-438-6640 pany, formed with substanskipsatterwhite@ncol.net Cell: 919-522-3825 tial government aid in the www.westerinsurance.com skipsatterwhite@ncol.net • www.westerinsurance.com wake of bankruptcy protection, and is not a member of the partnership because 1020 S.itGarnett St. • Henderson, NC 27536 doesn’t make vehicles with mercury switches and is not responsible for the older Account Executive vehicles. The old company, Buy Selections which is still under bankPhone: 252-438-8165 • Fax: 252-438-6640 Are Factory ruptcy court supervision, Cell: 919-522-3825 ENDLESS Direct says it is reviewing agreeskipsatterwhite@ncol.net • www.westerinsurance.com ments involving the former www.wammockutilitybuildings.com company and declined to comment. 401 Kenmore Ave., Louisburg • 919-496-2061 Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5pm • Friday 8:30am-4pm • Saturday 9am-2pm Roughly 36 million 1211 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount • 252-446-8002 mercury switches were Monday-Friday 10am-5pm used in trunk convenience

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Daily Meditation Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psalm 133

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Health care debate: Shouts and promises, minus facts The volume is rising in the American health care debate, but volume is no indication of fact or honesty. And neither side has a monopoly on lies or distortions. Republicans shout down “Obama Care” by making wild accusations, such as claims that a “death panel” will be seated to determine which seniors get life-saving care and accusations that seniors will be forced to undergo counseling on “end of life” options, including ludicrous suggestions that the sessions might amount to state-advocated euthanasia. Meanwhile, Democrats demonize both Republicans — not all of whom are off their rockers, nor necessarily wrong for opposing government health care — and the insurance industry, as well. A recent ad by the Democratic National Committee claims that President Obama’s health care plan “will end unfair insurance practices like denying coverage for a pre-existing condition, outrageous out-of-pocket expenses, and dropping coverage when you get too sick.” For starters, why is it “unfair” for an insurance company to deny coverage of pre-existing conditions? If health insurance providers will be forced to insure us against illnesses we already have, should auto insurance companies also be required to fix the car you already wrecked before you bought a policy? As for dropping coverage when an insured party “gets too sick,” we’ve always had issues with insurance companies that love to collect our premiums, but hate to pay out benefits. Which is just about every insurance company we’ve ever encountered. Of course, even some advocates for the Obama health care plan admit that the government — saddled with the burden of insuring everyone — won’t always be able to match the level of service many Americans have come to expect from their health care plans, and in some cases will likely have to deny treatments as being too expensive. So what’s the difference, really? And if you think Americans’ out-ofpocket health care expenses are outrageous now, wait until we as taxpayers are footing the bill for everybody’s coverage, not just paying for our own families. Of course, exactly how much this is all going to cost and how we’re going to pay for it can’t yet be explained by the Democrats, who seem to want us to pass something first and then worry later about such trivial matters as affordability. There’s plenty of reason to oppose the nationalized health care plan as Obama and congressional Democrats have advanced it. Republicans don’t need to lie or distort the truth to stir opposition, and they should focus on the facts. As for the Democrats, a few more of those pesky facts would be appreciated.

Quotable “So, what you have is a lot of helicopters. You’ve got the sightseeing tours. You have police helicopters. You have the weekend warriors who fly up and down the river. All these airplanes are flying 1,000 feet or lower, and a lot of the pilots are up there to see the sights, so they may not be seeing and avoiding things as they should be.” — Justin Green, aviation attorney and former military pilot, responding to calls for more regulation of the air corridor over the Hudson River after New York city’s worst air disaster in eight years.

It isn’t polite, it’s just democracy I have no illusions about those protesters at recent town hall meetings on health care. Some are fueled by angry conservative groups. Some are hopped up on radio hosts’ rants and ravings. Some are Barack Obama haters. Some use one piece of wrong information to smear an entire event. And some — maybe even most — just think the whole idea of government health care stinks. But all of them — all of them — have the right to be there, and the right to their point of view. Liberal-minded thinkers who regularly speak up for the poor and underprivileged cannot suddenly yank the rug when it comes to free speech Mitch for others. Albom No matter what I

think of national health Tribune Media care — no matter what Services you think, either — it is an issue that affects everyone, and everyone should have the same right to talk, argue or shout about it. The fact that some are doing so in an impolite, abrasive way is unfortunate. But then, there is precedent. Let’s be honest. Those of us who grew up in the 1960s took great pride in storming events and yelling slogans. We didn’t care who we interrupted. We were, in our minds, right and proud and arguing for our beliefs. And we look back on that era now with a certain pride. We were engaged. We were involved. We gave a damn. Well, some of us are the same people now offended by critics shouting “Socialism!” or “Kill the bill!” at these town hall meetings. We chide the protesters for lacking all the facts or only looking out for their small group’s interests. But ask yourself, did we always have all

the information when we did the shouting? Not really. Did we always read all the fine print? Probably not. We had our basic core beliefs (Stop the war! Save the environment! More rights for women!) and we fought for them whenever we perceived an enemy. Well, like it or not, people perceive an enemy when they hear about a government health care plan. Especially one so complex, confusing and undercooked that no one can really say what it will or won’t allow, or who will or won’t pay for it. And so they yell. And if they are yelling incorrect facts, it is the burden of those hosting these events (usually Democratic lawmakers) to correct them. And if they are yelling they hate it, they don’t want it — well, what’s wrong with that? Now, I know some of these protesters are nudged there by dubiously named groups like Americans for Prosperity, which sounds harmless enough, until you check and see the group’s leader once organized for Enron and worked with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. And I know some people just want to see Obama fail, and destroying his health care baby would be a good first step. But that’s what America is. That’s what town halls are for. The only problem I have is when people won’t let others speak

or only come to disrupt. That’s not right. That’s not democracy. But the rest is. If you feel other people are ill informed, take the time to try to correct them. If you feel others are shouting to bring down a cause, shout to bring it up. But I would rather live in a place where people questioned what their government proposed rather than swallowing it blindly — especially a government whose members guard our tax money while taking bribes, shout morality and then get caught with their pants down, or lecture businessmen about private planes and then order a bunch for themselves. What did Democrats expect with a bill like this? Roses and hosannas? Many who supported Obama’s campaign promises of health care for everyone wouldn’t have done so if they read how he now plans to pay for it and administer it. It may not be pretty, but shouting and confrontations are part of this country and have been from the start. More manners would be better. But silence would be worse.

Rationed health care already here “Rationing” is one of the scariest words in the current health care debate. It conjures up apocalyptic nightmare images from “Soylent Green,” the sci-fi thriller about a future in which the old and weak are quietly lured into early extinction for the sake of future generations. What the scaremongers don’t like to talk about is how much our private insurers ration now — mostly for the sake of their own profits. They’re clever enough to avoid using the R-word. They use other words, like “Read the fine print on your policy.” My friend Sarah Wildman learned the hard way. She’s the new mom with what she calls a “$20,000 baby.” That’s how much she and her husband had to pay out of their own pockets after her insurer decided her baby was a “preexisting condition.” Self-employed, Sarah and her husband fall into the individual insurance market, which the American Medical Association estimates to be as high as 27 million people. Falling between the fully covered and the uncovered, their numbers have grown faster as thousands of Americans lose their job-based insurance every day. Some of them are women who discover the hard way, as Sarah did, that if you bought maternity coverage after the pregnancy began, the fetus is viewed as an uncovered “preexisting condition.”

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 requires employers with more than 15 workers to include maternity benefits in their insurance packages. But only 14 states require maternity coverage in policies sold on the individual Clarence market, according to Page the Kaiser Tribune Media Family Services Foundation. And a report last fall by the National Women’s Law Center found only 12 percent of 3,500 individual insurance policies included comprehensive maternity coverage. Another 20 percent offered it with a rider that cost as much as $1,100 a month. Others required a two-year waiting period. Fortunately Sarah’s story had a happy ending. She’s a freelance writer for magazines like The New Republic, The New York Times, The American Prospect and the online publication Slate. When she told the company’s press rep she was going to write about their “crappy” maternity policy, “I got kicked up the food chain.” In the end, she reports, she was able to get 90 percent of her hospital costs paid by the company, which also promised

to adjust claims paid to some similarly situated women. After she wrote about her horror story in Double XX, a woman-oriented Slate spinoff, she heard from numerous fellow sufferers, some with hospital bills bigger than hers. Last Thursday she testified before the House Joint Economic Committee, which released a report that found women more economically vulnerable than men to high medical costs and related bankruptcy. She also has received the inevitable scolding in today’s heated blogosphere from opponents of national health insurance reform. It’s her own fault, some said; she should have read the fine print. Right. As if everybody reads the fine print on their insurance policies — and understands it. And she hears the fears of those who suspect national reform will lead to government rationing of health care. I’m old enough to remember how similar fears were vented when Medicare was born in the 1960s. It is now so popular that President Obama and others have heard satisfied, if a little confused, constituents say, “Keep your government hands off my Medicare,” even though Medicare is a federal program. Left unsaid by those who raise fears of rationing by any “government-run” or government-related health care is how much rationing the insurance industry does now. For decades, experts writing in the New England Journal

of Medicine and elsewhere have concluded that we do “ration” health care. We just do it through gross disparities in race, sex, age, regions, income and education. And, although Sarah’s insurer may deny it, we also ration it to those who are lucky enough to have access to the big soapbox that she happened to have. If anything, social conservatives should be on her side. By penalizing mothers in this way, the private insurance industry throws more barriers in the way of parents and prospective parents than the government does. Under pressure, the private insurance industry has come to the table. A spokesman for the insurance industry recently responded to congressional criticism by listing concessions that the industry has offered as alternatives to a publicly funded option. The industry has proposed “guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions, discontinuing rating based on a person’s health status or gender, and a personal coverage requirement to get everyone into the system,” said Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans. Sounds great. But why wait? Insurers don’t need the government’s permission to reform themselves. Just do it. E-mail Clarence Page at cpage@ tribune.com, or write to him c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.


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DEAR ABBY: My father, who is in bad health, recently announced that he would like to be cremated and buried at the foot of my mother’s grave. My birth mother died 28 years ago when I was 2, after they had been married only three years. Dad married my stepmother when I was 8. I feel he should be buried with the wife he’s been with for 22 years. She is the one who has seen him through the worst times in his life, his heart attack and stroke. My stepmother seems to have no negative feelings about it. Am I wrong for thinking that a husband and wife should lie side-by-side when their time comes — with a single headstone with their names and dates of birth/ death/marriage? Or is there some tradition I don’t know about that he should be buried with his first wife? — ENQUIRING IN CLARKSTON, WASH. DEAR ENQUIRING: Your stepmother is realistic and unsentimental. She knows your father was married before, and they may have discussed this between the two of them. Perhaps she feels that because your father prefers to be interred with your mother, that’s where he belongs. Your stepmother had him during the most important years — while he was living and breathing. And who knows? She may marry again, so think positively.

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DEAR ABBY: My 18-yearold sister, “Cheryl,” left home abruptly a week ago. She suddenly stopped taking all her medications, shut off her cell phone and left town with her underage boyfriend. She is a delightful person who also happens to be diabetic, asthmatic and bipolar. Mom received one phone call (from a landline) mentioning that she “might” be heading toward the East Coast. I consider my sister dangerous to herself and others because she has a history of reckless violence when she’s off her meds. My question is, how can you find someone who doesn’t Dear want to be found Abby when they Universal Press NEED to be Syndicate found? — HEARTBROKEN SISTER IN INDIANA DEAR SISTER: If you think YOU are worried, what about the parents of the underage boy? Your next step should be to contact them and also your mother, so that all of you can notify the police and report them missing. And when you do, be sure to inform them that your sister has several conditions that require medications, that she’s off all of them and could be a danger to herself and the young man. Then cross your fingers.

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On this date: 1712 — Treaty of Araru ends Swiss War, guaranteeing domination of Protestants over five Catholic cantons. 1863 — French establish protectorate over Cambodia. 1929 — Arabs launch attacks on Jews in Palestine over disputes on Jewish use of Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, considered holy by both Jews and Arabs. 1935 — Nazi storm troopers stage mass demonstrations against Jews in Germany. 1937 — Iraqi dictator Bakr Sidqi is assassinated, a year after he staged the first-ever military coup in modern Arab history. 1954 — Formal peace announcement in Indochina ends more than seven years of fighting between the French and Communist Vietminh. Vietnam is partitioned into North and South. 1965 — Race riot begins in the Watts section of Los Angeles, lasting six days. Thirty-four people are killed and more than 1,000 injured. 1973 — United States officially ends combat involvement in Indochina, the same day the Viet Cong charge that 71 prisoners of war turned over to them by South Vietnam are not Communist supporters but want to return to Saigon. 1983 — The U.S. Agency for International Development agrees to send US$75 million in aid to Peru, Ecuador and

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Bolivia to help reconstruction efforts following the worst droughts and floods in four decades. 1990 — Egyptian and Moroccan troops begin arriving in Saudi Arabia to join American forces in trying to deter further Iraqi aggression. 1991 — Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon free American hostage Edward Tracy and French hostage Jerome Leyraud. 1992 — Heavy fire blasts Sarajevo, and U.N. officials say about 28,000 people, mostly Muslims, are being forced from their homes in northern Bosnia in one of the biggest single acts of “ethnic cleansing.” 1995 — The Serbian government disperses bitter Serb refugees driven from Croatia by an army offensive that put an end to the Serb rebellion. 2002 — Clashes among local militias, a rebel group and the Ugandan army kill at least 90 people. The victims, many of whom had been hacked to death, included women and children. 2004 — Ahmad Chalabi, a former Iraqi Governing Council member who fell out of favor with the United States, returns to Iraq to face counterfeiting charges. 2007 — Sierra Leone holds its first presidential elections since U.N. peacekeepers withdrew two years ago.

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Vance County sheriff’s office Breaking and entering • Walter Green, 47, of 2945 Kelly Road reported that on Aug. 9 someone broke into his home and took a number of firearms and accessories valued at approximately $2,500. • Willie Ramey, 64, of South Stratford Drive reported that some time between 5 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 someone entered his residence and stole a refrgerator valued at $900. Damage to a window was estimated at $100. • Frank Martinez of 2515 Lennox Hill Terrace, Raleigh, reported that some time between 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 9:56 a.m. on Aug. 7 someone broke into his vehicle in the parking lot of Hwy 39 Preowned Auto Sales. Estimated damage to the read door glass is $150 and to the steering wheel column is $350.

Larceny • Desire Gisselle Hope Youngs, 21, of 30 Jordan Lane reported that some time between 10 p.m. on July 29 and 6 p.m. on July 31 someone broke into two vehicles parked at the address and stole two AM/ FM CD players valued at $150 and $300, respectively, and a stereo amplifier valued at $300. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $250 for each. • John Freiberger, 57, of 1210 Cedar Cove Road reported that some time between 6 p.m. on July 6 and 1 p.m. on Aug. 9 someone took a 2001 Honda outboard motor from his boat. • Walter Parks Upright, 74, of 1265 Glebe Road reported that some time between 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 9 someone stole from his motor

vehicle a golf bag, clubs, balls and umbrella valued at $150. • Wilton Wortham, 86, of 680 Allison Cooper Road reported that some time between 6 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 someone broke into his shop and took a lawn mower valued at $450 and a blower valued at $150. Damage to lock and chain is estimated at $20.

Legislature adds $7 million to budget approved only Friday

RALEIGH (AP) — Days after North Carolina’s budget became law, state legislators increased the $19 billion spending plan for this year by nearly $7 million. The state House voted Property damage 84-30 Monday to approve adjustments to the budget • Greg Wright, 46, of 4106 Gov. Beverly Perdue signed Hight Chapel Road, Oxford, into law on Friday. The reported that his tobacco barn changes would leave less located at 1800 Old Watkins Road, Henderson, burned during than $4 million unspent at the end of the year ending the night of Aug. 7. Value of June 30, 2010. the barn is estimated at $6000. One change delays closing Value of the tobacco is estiof a Moore County incarcermated at $5000. ation center for delinquent • Laura M. Hughes, 25, of juveniles by 10 months. 218 Pettaway Lane, Manson, The revisions hike chances reported that at about 9 p.m. Perdue will have to make on Aug. 9 someone threw a cuts later. Perdue forced state rock through the window of her employees to take unpaid residence, causing damage time off in May and June to estimated at $300. balance last year’s budget. • Sandra Shearin, 44, of 406 Regina Lane reported that about 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 9 someone through a rock through her living room window, causing damage estimated at $100.

Assault • Andrew Pergerson, Jr., 41, of 1108 West Young Avenue reported that at about 4:01 a.m. on Aug. 9 someone attempted to force his vehicle off the road at Nutbush Bridge.

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largest metro areas by more than $150 million a year. The effort to pump more money into an alternative to cars would allow Wake, Orange, Durham, Guilford and Forsyth counties to collect a half-cent sales tax. Other counties could raise the sales tax by a quartercent for public transit. Authorities could also hike the local portion of the tax on vehicle registrations.

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Tiger to be fined for criticism of official By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

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Tiger Woods, left, shakes hands with playing partner Padraig Harrington after the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational Sunday. Woods finished at 12-under par to beat Harrington and Robert Allenby by four shots.

CHASKA, Minn. — Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for his public criticism of a rules official after winning the Bridgestone Invitational, a tour official said Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not publicize fines. Woods was bothered after his four-shot victory Sunday because he and Padraig Harrington were put on the clock at the par-5 16th.

He said that caused Harrington to rush three difficult shots, leading to triple bogey. European Tour chief referee John Paramor told Woods and Harrington they were being timed. Woods said he told Harrington after it was over, “I’m sorry that John got in the way of a great battle.” Paramor said the final pairing was well behind most of the back nine, but officials gave them time to catch up. They were still 17 minutes out of position on the 16th tee, when they were put on

the clock. Woods hooked his tee shot, punched out to 178 yards and hit an 8-iron that stopped a foot from the hole for birdie. From the right trees, Harrington hit a 5-iron to the edge of a bunker, went over the green, then hit a flop shot too hard and into the water. The fourshot swing took the drama from one of the most compelling final rounds of the year. “I don’t think that Paddy would have hit the pitch shot that way

Toronto’s Rios claimed by ChiSox

State set at QB with sophomore Wilson

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Alex Rios showed up at Yankee Stadium and saw his name in the starting lineup Monday night. He left the ballpark a few hours later, on his way to join the White Sox and a pennant race. The two-time All-Star was claimed off waivers by Chicago and learned the news about 30 minutes before the first pitch between the Blue Jays and New York Yankees. Rios The White Sox assume his entire huge contract while Toronto receives no compensation. “I’d heard the rumors, but yeah, I thought I was going to stay here,” Rios said outside the Blue Jays clubhouse. “Stuff happens, and I just have to move on.” Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said the move was not “a financial dump,” but acknowledged that Toronto needs “more financial flexibility.” Rios signed a seven-year contract with the Blue Jays in April 2008 that guarantees him $69,835,000. He was due $5.9 million this season, $9.7 million in 2010, $12 million each in 2011 and 2012 and $12.5 million apiece in 2013 and 2014. There is also a $13.5 Please see RIOS, page 3B

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Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Monday.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Points leader earns 36th Cup win By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When the rain held off and The Glen heated up, Smoke was in his element. Tony Stewart won the raindelayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a steamy Monday, muscling an illhandling car in the early going and then holding off Australian Marcos Ambrose over the final 21 laps for his Cup-record fifth victory at the famed road course. “I love it when it gets slick,” Stewart said after his 36th Cup win. “There’s just something about this place. We’ve been really good.” Stewart has finished first or second in eight of the past 11 Cup

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Flames shoot from the exhaust as Patrick Carpentier restarts his engine during Monday’s race. road races, but had to keep the hard-charging Ambrose at bay. Ambrose won the Nationwide race here Saturday with a daring move that surprised Kyle Busch for the lead and finished third a year ago in the Cup race after starting last. “I was watching him (Ambrose),”

Stewart said. “I think we were stronger in the parts we needed to be and we never looked at the fuel.” It was Stewart’s third win in his first season as an owner-driver Please see STEWART, page 3B

Panthers’ Smith injures shoulder in practice By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith was carted to the locker room with a right shoulder injury Monday night, the latest blow to another key player in an injury-filled start to training camp. X-rays were negative, but general manager Marty Hurney was uncertain how long the fourtime Pro Bowl receiver will be out. Smith was injured when he got tangled with cornerback Chris Gamble early in the evening workout, held without pads. Seeing one of the NFL’s top receivers wincing in pain produced some tense moments for the Panthers, a week after they lost starting defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu for the season due to a torn Achilles’ tendon. This injury doesn’t appear to be as serious, but could keep Smith out for a while. Smith crumpled to the turf and grabbed his right arm after a slight collision with Gamble in a

passing drill. He took off his helmet and kicked it before walking to a nearby tent, favoring his right shoulder. Smith was briefly treated before being carted inside, where he underwent X-rays. It wasn’t immediately clear if Smith would be taken to Charlotte to be further evaluated. Smith had 78 catches for 1,421 yards and six touchdowns last season and is the top target of quarterback Jake Delhomme. Smith, who turned 30 earlier this year, is Carolina’s franchise leader with 51 touchdown catches. The Panthers have little proven depth behind him. The other starter is 36-year-old Muhsin Muhammad. Dwayne Jarrett, who has caught 16 passes in his first two seasons, is the leading candidate to be the No. 3 receiver this season. Linebacker Jon Beason returned to practice after missing nine workouts because of a AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner strained left hamstring. Fellow starter Thomas Davis remained Panthers assistant athletic trainer Reggie Scott attends to Steve Smith at sidelined due to a sprained right the team’s training camp Monday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., knee. after Smith was involved in a collision with a teammate on a passing play.

RALEIGH — Russell Wilson knows that almost any talk about North Carolina State’s chances of competing for an Atlantic Coast Conference championship this year starts with him. “I’m an athlete — there will be expectations, good or bad, every year,” Wilson said Monday during the team’s preseason media day. “You can’t really worry about it. You’ve just got to focus on what you can do and what you can control and things you can get better at.” Of course, pressure is sure to follow when a player does what Wilson did last year as a rookie, namely becoming the first freshman quarterback to be voted first-team all-ACC. His defender-frustrating mobility and nearly mistake-free style is a big reason why the Wolfpack crawled out of a 2-6 hole to reach a bowl game, and why the Wolfpack figures it’s poised for another step forward in coach Tom O’Brien’s third season here. Only a year ago, Wilson was one of five players who entered preseason camp with a shot at the starting job. This time, Wilson is the Wolfpack’s unquestioned leader. “He’s got a lot of work still to do,” O’Brien said, “but if he can build upon last year and get better than he was, we’re in a much better starting spot today at quarterback than we were last year.” Wilson’s rookie year got off to a bumpy start when he suffered a concussion in the opening loss at South Carolina, but he went on to throw for 1,955 yards and 17 touchdowns while running for 388 yards and another four scores. He also threw just one interception all season and carries a school-record 249pass streak without a pick into the opener against the Gamecocks at Carter-Finley Stadium on Sept. 3. Wilson’s importance might never have been more evident than the Papajohns.com Bowl against Rutgers. He had thrown for 186 yards and a score before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for the second half, allowing Rutgers to rally from a 17-6 deficit for a 29-23 victory. It’s one reason why Please see STATE, page 3B


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Two-minute drill A bad rap? Hurricanes sue hip-hop artist over song Local Sports Viking cheerleading to hold tryouts today Cheerleading tryouts for varsity and junior varsity at Northern Vance will be today and Thursday. Today’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.

Challenge Soccer to hold tryouts for players Tryouts for the OSC 11U Challenge Soccer Travel Team will be held on Tuesday and Thursday t the Granville Athletic Park from 6:30 until 8 p.m. The team needs three talented and committed players ready to move on to the next level. Practices will be held twice a week, with games on Sunday. Five games will played at home, and five will be played in the Raleigh/Durham area. The season runs from mid-September through early November. Players must be under the age of 11 by Aug. 1. For any questions, contact Margaret Blanchard at (919) 339-9051.

HMS football practice to start soon Football practice for Henderson Middle School students will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 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).

College Football State’s Irving could know soon about return RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina State could soon find out whether linebacker Nate Irving will make it back to the field following a June car wreck. Coach Tom O’Brien said during Monday’s preseason media day that Irving is scheduled to meet with a doctor Thursday regarding his broken left leg. That could determine whether Irving can return or will have to wait until next season. Irving also suffered a collapsed lung and separated shoulder in the June 28 accident on Interstate 40 in Johnston County.

Minor Leagues Mudcat bats quiet in 7-1 loss West Tennessee’s Nicholas Hill pitched a complete game Monday, giving up just three hits and one earned run in a 7-1 win over the Carolina Mudcats. Carolina scored their only run in the ninth inning on a Sean Henry double. West Tennessee benefited from homeruns by Thomas Hubbard and Travis Garcia. Carolina’s Jeremy Horst falls to 0-3 with the loss.

NFL Source: Brees’ mother dies in Colorado HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A medical examiner says Mina Brees, the mother of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, died Friday in western Colorado, but the cause of death is still under investigation. Grand County chief deputy coroner Cindy Eller said Monday Mina Brees died there, but Eller declined to identify the town or release any other information. Grand County is in the mountains about 50 miles northwest of Denver and includes the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Winter Park ski resort. Drew Brees was practicing with the Saints on Monday in Metairie, La., after missing a scrimmage Saturdy for an undisclosed family matter. Team officials said Monday they would have no comment.

NBA Kahn: Rubio buyout ‘still very problematic’ MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn says point guard Ricky Rubio’s buyout situation is “still very problematic” and he remains unsure of when the fifth overall pick will come to the United States. Rubio has two years remaining on his contract with his professional team in Spain and has yet to be able to negotiate down a buyout number that is at least $6.6 million. The Timberwolves selected Rubio with the No. 5 pick in the June draft. They can only contribute $500,000 toward the buyout under NBA rules. So the 18-year-old Rubio is contemplating staying in Spain for another year or two before joining the Timberwolves. Kahn says he still does not know if an agreement will be reached to bring Rubio to Minnesota this season.

Sports on TV Tuesday, Aug. 11 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 10 p.m. n WGN — Chicago White Sox at Seattle

WNBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. n ESPN2 — New York at Los Angeles

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have sued a Raleigh hip-hop artist who produced a song promoting the franchise, saying the man has violated team trademarks. The federal lawsuit accuses Tyrone Banks of misusing trademarks by referring to the tune as “the official Carolina Hurricanes song” and wearing a Hurricanes jersey in promotional material. “We look at our name and our trademarks as our most valuable assets, and

they need to be protected,” said William Traurig, general counsel for the Hurricanes. Banks produced “Carolina Hurricanes” in 2007 and provided a copy of the song to the team, asking the Hurricanes play the music during games, according to court documents. The lawsuit said the Hurricanes did use the song during games and short segments of it appeared in a television ad and online video. Banks also received complimentary tickets to a game, when the Hurricanes played the song,

highlighted Banks in the audience and displayed his name on the scoreboard. “Carolina Hurricanes. That’s our team, say the name,” the song’s chorus repeats. But the Hurricanes say Banks is promoting sales of the song in a way that would incorrectly suggest an affiliation between him and the team. The Hurricanes sent Banks a cease-and-desist notice in February and he responded by removing the term “official” or “anthem” from his Web site and added disclaimers, according to the suit. But the Hur-

ricanes complained that Banks is still seen wearing a Hurricanes jersey in promotional material and said the franchise has been damaged by the unauthorized use of trademarks. Banks did not immediately responded to a message seeking comment. The lawsuit filed on Friday said Banks has demanded compensation for the song, claiming that he authorized use of the music only during games so long as the team displayed his name, song title, and name of his record company while the song was playing.

Friedgen feeling spry after dropping 105 pounds By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s less of Ralph Friedgen on the Maryland sideline these days, thanks to a diet that has enabled the Terrapins head football coach to drop a whopping 105 pounds. Friedgen won’t say how much he weighed before he began the diet in October, but this much is certain: He was well over 300 pounds and not in a very healthy place. “A couple of years back I looked into doing lap band surgery, and then a week away I decided not to do it because it would limit what I could eat and how I could eat it,” Friedgen said Monday. “But the doctors had told me when things start going bad, being overweight, they’re going to go bad fast.” Friedgen knew it was time to get rid of the two extra chins and the massive belly that was making it difficult for him to walk without losing his breath. So he began a diet that provided him with five packaged meals a day and healthy snacks. “I have this basket in my office, and I basically eat every three hours. I don’t know what’s in their food, but when I eat it

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Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen discusses his weight loss during the team’s media day Monday, in College Park, Md. Friedgen lost about 105 pounds while dieting in recent months. I’m not hungry,” he said. “My goal is to go to 150. Whether I can do that or not, I don’t know. The more I lose, the harder it gets.” Friedgen has taken the Terrapins to a bowl game in each of the last three years and six of his first eight seasons at his alma mater. But in some circles, his heavy frame was often talked about more than as his coaching skill. Now that Friedgen is only a shell of his former self, his new look was a hot topic at media day Monday. “A lot of times coaches expect a lot out of their players, but he’s really practicing what

he preaches as far as dedication, hard work and doing things right,” senior quarterback Chris Turner said. It hasn’t been easy for Friedgen, who probably never met a pizza he didn’t want to devour. “There was a time when we were out recruiting, and his stomach let out a growl that was unbelievable,” offensive coordinator James Franklin recalled. “But that was early in the process, and I think the body adjusts. He’s gotten used to it. This fits his lifestyle, because it’s hard to eat healthy on the road. Now he packs the meals in his bag, pulls them out, pops one in his mouth and

he’s good to go.” The 62-year-old Friedgen isn’t at the point where he’s ready to try cartwheels. He’s still quite large, but there’s no question he looks better and, more importantly, feels better. “The biggest thing I’ve noticed is I’m more flexible,” he said. “I feel energized, and our kids, they’re aware of it.” Of course they are. When a guy loses more than 100 pounds, it’s tough to overlook. “He looks real healthy right now and is moving around a lot better than he was before,” running back Da’Rel Scott said. Franklin said: “He’s got so much more energy, he feels great. It couldn’t be a better situation. I think it’s going to help our team. I just think in general it’s good for us and good for him personally.” When he came to Maryland as a player in the 1960s, Friedgen had designs on being a quarterback. He never got the chance, in part because he his body developed into that of an offensive lineman. Four decades later, Friedgen may end up looking like a quarterback, after all. I’m going to stick with this,” he said of the diet, “and see where it goes.”

Weis feeling better about standing during game By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is feeling good about his health as well as his team. Weis was worried three weeks ago about whether he’d be ready to stand along the sideline for a full game after having his right knee replaced in December. The condition of that knee had deteriorated after his left

knee was severely injured when a 264-pound player collided with him during the Michigan game last September. “It’s taken a drastic turn for the better,” Weis said Monday. “My right leg feels way better. I still don’t have great staying power. But every day that’s getting better and better.” The pain in Weis’ knees got so bad last season before the surgery that he watched Notre Dame’s 49-

21 victory in the Hawaii Bowl from the coaches’ box. Weis spent the summer working on his legs, walking on a treadmill in a pool in the training room. He’d walk up to four miles a day for as many days a week as he could find time. Weis said working in the pool is good for him because of nerve damage to his feet, the result of complications from gastric bypass surgery in 2002.

On Monday, Weis leaned at times on an equipment box alongside the field. There also was a seat at practice for him, but the seat was a regular sight at practice before he was injured as well. Weis, 53, plans to have his left knee replaced after the season is over, saying it still gives him problems. “If you see me walk, my left leg is like this ... it takes a hard left when I’m walking,” he said.

rival Miami. The coaches are also bringing back a slogan from the undefeated 1999 Seminoles team that won the national title: “It’s Not About Me ... It’s About Us.” Fisher, who is the architect of Florida State’s offense, agrees the Seminoles are on the right path despite their youth. “We’re a very young football team, but a team that’s played a lot of football,” said Fisher, noting that the 9-4 record and No. 21 ranking last season was the school’s best in the last four years. Bowden conceded it would probably be 2010 by the time the “young and experienced” team might be ready to compete for another title. “The good thing is they’re back another year,” he said. “We’ve got a chance to improve, improve both years.”

This season, Florida State needs to replace its top two receivers, running back and record-setting Lou Groza Award-winner kicker Graham Gano. Junior quarterback Christian Ponder returns for his second year as a starter. Bowden faces the possibility of 14 career victories being stripped by the NCAA because of an academic cheating scandal at the school. His 382 career coaching wins are one

fewer than all-time major college leader Joe Paterno of Penn State. Bowden, who still suffers from a painful shingles virus on the left side of his face, doesn’t believe either the latest tiff with the NCAA or the program’s slide on the field in the last decade will cloud his career. “When I get out, people will refer back to the good things that happened,” Bowden said.

Bowden wants national championship By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s Bobby Bowden says he wants one more national title before retirement. At the annual football media day, Bowden said Sunday he believes the Seminoles are rebuilt and ready to win another national championship. He has two years to deliver before his successor-inwaiting, Jimbo Fisher, takes over in January 2011. “Definitely I want to win a national championship again,” said the 79-year-old Bowden, who enters his 34th season at Florida State. “I wish I could leave here on top.” Bowden’s 1993 and 1999 teams won national titles. The Seminoles narrowly missed another half dozen times between 1987 and 2000, often denied by

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Monday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 8-3-4 Late Pick 3: 4-8-5 Pick 4: 2-5-7-2 Cash 5: 5-34-30-2-26

RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Monday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 7-2-7 Pick 4: 3-3-6-2 Cash 5: 2-9-17-18-19 These numbers were drawn Monday night: Pick 3: 5-9-5 Pick 4: 1-4-3-8 Cash 5: 1-2-17-25-26


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Panthers owner attends camp after heart transplant By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Jerry Richardson began by thanking his players for their support during his illness. Then the Carolina owner asked the franchise’s biggest offseason distraction, Julius Peppers, to stand next to him. The result of the surprise training-camp chat: plenty of laughs. Richardson may have aged a bit and lost considerable weight, but he showed Monday in his first address to the team since getting a new heart that he hasn’t lost his direct style. He assured his players he’s getting well — and that there are no lingering effects from management following Peppers’ public pleas to play elsewhere. “He’s always been an owner that if he has something to say, he’s going to say it,” receiver Muhsin Muhammad said. “He’s going to say it to your face. He’s not going to talk behind your back. He’s that kind of guy. “He stood up in front of the team, said what we wanted to say — then broke us down after that.” The jokes were sprinkled in a serious talk, which came after former Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker chauffeured the owner on the 90-minute drive

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From left, Panthers head coach John Fox, former Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker and team owner Jerry Richardson watch the team run through plays during practice on Monday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. to watch his first practice since a brief visit to an offseason workout in June. After stretching, the players circled near midfield around their 73-yearold owner, who is still recovering after getting a heart transplant on Super Bowl Sunday. “Certainly he’s lost a lot of weight, but he looked good,” quarterback Jake Delhomme said. “He had good color in his face and it’s always good to see him.” Early in the 5-minute speech — which couldn’t

be heard by fans and reporters ringing the field — Richardson summoned Peppers. While Richardson and Peppers didn’t speak to reporters, other players said the owner told of a recent meeting with the Pro Bowl defensive end. It came at the end of a tumultuous offseason that included Peppers saying he had “maxed out” in Carolina, implored management to let him leave in free agency, and declared he would never sign a long-term deal with the team.

The Panthers still placed the restrictive franchise tag on their career sacks leader. After skipping offseason workouts, Peppers relented and signed his one-year, $16.7 million tender. “He just said that they had a conversation and went out for lunch and everything was cool,” linebacker Jon Beason said. Then a couple of bursts of laughter were heard, before the players broke into position groups to begin practice. Richardson, wearing sunglasses, dark pants and a white dress shirt, then tooled around on a golf cart. He stopped briefly in front of a group of reporters to say he was “feeling well.” “Just to reassure the organization and the players that he’s on the road to recovery, I think that did some good for everyone,” Muhammad said. “And it’s always nice to hear him talk, because he’s always going to say something that’s funny. He’s going to let you know how focused he is and how focused he wants the team to be.” A former teammate of Johnny Unitas with the Baltimore Colts, Richardson is an imposing figure that leaves employees on edge. Muhammad joked that when he shows up it’s “like the boss is walking in, so you start shuffling papers.”

White back at practice for Falcons By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Roddy White practiced for the first time Monday as one of the highestpaid receivers in the NFL. Any pressure? “I’ve just got to go out there and do what I’ve been doing the last two years,” said White, who rejoined the Atlanta Falcons after missing the first eight days of training camp in a contract dispute. “Go out there and catch the ball, make some plays and set

up scores. The rest will take care of itself.” He certainly took care of the financial part by agreeing to a six-year deal worth about $50 million, including $18.6 million in guaranteed money, which puts him in the same neighborhood as receivers such as Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, whose $10 million-a-year salary makes him the league’s highest paid at that position. White, a first-round pick who struggled early on, really blossomed in 2007. Now he must prove he’s worth that sort of investment.

“I can’t go out there say, ’Oh, I’ve got to catch 90 balls’ or ’Oh, I’ve got to catch 100 balls,”’ White said. “If you do stuff like that, you’ll be pressing. I don’t want to go out there and press. I want to relax and play.” The Falcons will gladly accept White putting up similar numbers to the last two seasons. He had a career-best 88 receptions and set a franchise record with 1,382 yards receiving in 2008, ranking fourth in the NFL. He earned his first Pro Bowl appearance and became

the first receiver in team history to post consecutive 1,200-yard seasons. But entering the final year of a contract that would have paid him $2.28 million, White decided to hold out for a long-term deal. He got what he wanted, eliminating the possibility of becoming a restricted free agent in 2010. Coach Mike Smith wasn’t pleased with White’s tactics, saying it cost the team valuable practice time with its full complement of offensive players.

STATE, from page 1B O’Brien joked that the best play of the team’s recent preseason scrimmage was that Wilson slid to avoid a hit. “I feel like it’s a privilege and an honor to play with an established quarterback like Russell Wilson and a guy who makes the plays he does,” running back Jamelle Eugene said. “It’s not something every team is afforded and has the luxury of having. “He instills a lot of confidence in not only himself but the team, just knowing you have a guy you can really count on.”

Still, Wilson says that last year doesn’t matter anymore. Instead, he’ll worry about improving his game and helping to mentor redshirt freshman Mike Glennon, who will play in the opener to develop some depth behind Wilson. “The experience definitely helps,” Wilson said. “You hear the cliche about how the game slows down the more you play and the more experience you get. ... Having that one year under my belt, I could definitely notice the game slowing down for me — and that’s a positive.”

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North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson smiles at reporters during media day in Raleigh Monday. Wilson was the Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year last season and became the first freshman to be named first-team allACC quarterback.

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Tiger Woods pumps his fist after making a birdie on the fifth hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational Sunday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

TIGER, from page 1B if he was able to take his time, look at it, analyze it,” Woods said. “But he was on the clock, had to get up there quickly and hit it.” Harrington conceded he was rushed, although he said it would be unfair to give the final group preferential treat-

ment. Section VI-D in the PGA Tour’s player handbook says, “It is an obligation of membership to refrain from comments to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage tournaments, sponsors, fellow members, players, or PGA Tour.”

RIOS, from page 1B million team option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout. “Since we did the contract, so many things have changed in the game economically in the last year, little over a year, and this allows us to get out from under a contract and enables us to do more to address our club going forward,” Ricciardi said. Rios has struggled most of the season, batting .264 with 14 homers and 62 RBIS in 108 games, although Ricciardi said that wasn’t much of a factor in the decision. He said that the White Sox had expressed interest in Rios for some time, but the two sides never came close to a trade before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Even so, the Blue Jays have several gaping holes in the lineup and could use the cash. “Do we take the financial flexibility in a time when the game is changing, or do we retake the player and try to address some of our needs?” Ricciardi said. “We like the player, but it’s just a situation where the contract for us, it enables us to do different things.” Chicago trailed the Detroit Tigers by three games in the AL Central entering Monday night’s game at Seattle. Rios is

expected to catch up with the White Sox late in the night or early Tuesday morning. It was the second big move involving a highpriced player in the past two weeks for the White Sox. They acquired former NL Cy Young winner Jake Peavy on July 31 from San Diego for four young pitchers. Peavy, currently on the disabled list, is set to make $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. There is a $22 million club option for 2013 with a $4 million buyout. “Tremendous player,” White Sox DH Jim Thome said when he found out the team acquired Rios. Rios has spent his entire career with the Blue Jays, breaking in as a 23-year-old rookie in 2004. A decent outfielder, Rios hit .283 with 81 homers and 395 RBIs over the past six seasons, making the All-Star team in 2007 and 2008. “It was a little emotional to say bye to your friends, to the people you came up with,” Rios said. “But like I said before, you have to move on. It’s a new team and I just have to keep doing what I was doing here, go out and play hard and just try to help the new team win.”

STEWART, from page 1B and the seventh road course win of his career, second to four-time Watkins Glen winner Jeff Gordon’s NASCARrecord nine. Stewart has seven consecutive top-two finishes at Watkins Glen, also winning in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 and finishing second in 2006 and 2008. All of Stewart’s previous success at The Glen came with crew chief Greg Zipadelli at Joe Gibbs Racing. Darian Grubb was atop the pit box this time for Stewart-Haas Racing. The two-time Cup champion always seems to peak in the hot days of summer, and he’s right on schedule. Stewart has finished fifth or better in eight of his last 10 starts, all top 10s, and leads Jimmie Johnson in the standings by 260 points. All he has to do on Sunday at Michigan is start the race to secure his

spot in the 12-man Chase for the Cup title. “We’ll keep working hard. That’s what we have to do,” said Stewart, who led 34 laps. “We’ll be focused on what we’ve got to do next week. We’ve got to do what got us to the dance.” Added Grubb: “We’ve still got work to do. We’re trying to get stronger every week, and this was a testament to the effort. We know how good Tony is here, and we’re going to get stronger. Hopefully, we can carry that momentum into the Chase.” The race originally was scheduled for Sunday, but a string of thunderstorms forced it to Monday. Last week’s race at Pocono also was postponed to Monday because of rain. Ambrose was second, a career best, and Carl Edwards third. Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo

Montoya, Kurt Busch, Max Papis, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 10. Polesitter Jimmie Johnson, seeking his first career road win, finished 12th. Kyle Busch, 13th in points, closed the gap on 12th-place Matt Kenseth for the cutoff spot in the 10-race Chase. Busch, who entered the race 102 points behind Kenseth, narrowed the margin to 58. “This was a good finish for us,” said Kenseth, who was 14th. “We just need to make our team stronger.” The chaos that everybody was expecting on the double-file restarts never materialized. There were no major incidents in the hard, downhill, 90-degree right-hand first turn. Ambrose started fourth and ran up front early. But pit strategy dropped him deep in the field midway through the 90-lap race.

He stayed out when the rest of the leaders pitted for the first time and was running 22nd on lap 50 after making his first stop. “It was the first stop,” Ambrose said. “We were third and stayed out and everybody pitted. We could have pitted. We were off sequence and had to run our own race.” Ambrose ducked into the pits on lap 55 for fuel only and made up 10 seconds on leader Kyle Busch. A multicar crash involving Gordon and Sam Hornish Jr. on lap 63 brought out a 19-minute red flag stoppage and put Ambrose back in the mix. Kasey Kahne precipitated the crash when he dived inside of Hornish coming out of turn nine on the 11-curve track and sent Hornish into the grass on the left side. Hornish’s No. 77 Dodge caromed off a

tire barrier and back onto the track, and Gordon’s No. 24 slammed head-on into it, spinning violently around into the Armco barrier lining the track. Both Gordon and Hornish climbed from their cars uninjured. Also involved were Andy Lally, Jeff Burton and Joey Logano. Stewart cleared leader Kyle Busch on the restart on lap 67. Busch chose the outside line as the leader and Stewart took advantage, getting past him on the first turn and holding him off up through the high-speed esses. “It’s a hard decision when you’re leading to decide exactly where you need to be,” Stewart said. Stewart needed every lap of caution he could get to make it to the end of the 220.5 mile race, and the fifth caution helped. The final yellow flag came

out on lap 71 for debris, setting up another doublefile restart, this time with Ambrose alongside. Ambrose dived low inside to start lap 74, but Stewart blocked him and maintained the lead, with Kyle Busch and Edwards, who started 33rd, in close pursuit. Ambrose, running on older tires, never mounted a challenge as Stewart maintained a lead of more than a second over the final 10 laps. “I threw everything I could at him,” said Ambrose, who won the Nationwide race here Saturday with a daring move on Kyle Busch. “We got stuck in the back of the pack and had to make a gamble. The extra laps we had on the tires hurt. I closed in on him, could see him make a few mistakes, but we couldn’t quite close the deal.”


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Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki slides safely into third base with a triple as Chicago third baseman Jake Fox fields the throw in the seventh inning of Monday’s game.

Tulowitzki hits for cycle Rockies 11, Cubs 5 DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle and had a careerhigh seven RBIs to help Colorado beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Monday night. Tulowitzki, who had a grand slam denied in the first video review at Coors Field, came to bat to lead off the seventh a triple shy of the franchise’s fifth cycle and first in nine years. He laced a 3-2 pitch down the left-field line and slid headfirst into the bag before third baseman Jake Fox could corral the throw from left. Marlins 8, Astros 6 MIAMI (AP) — Rick VandenHurk pitched five effective innings, five Florida players had at least one RBI and the Marlins beat the Houston Astros 8-6 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. John Baker had two

NASCAR Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Results

Monday, at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 90 laps, 139.1 rating, 195 points. 2. (4) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 90, 119.2, 175. 3. (33) Carl Edwards, Ford, 90, 95.1, 165. 4. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 90, 124.8, 165. 5. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 90, 111.9, 155. 6. (10) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 90, 109, 150. 7. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 90, 111.3, 151. 8. (16) Max Papis, Toyota, 90, 102.6, 142. 9. (38) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 90, 86.9, 138. 10. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 90, 99.6, 134. 11. (20) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 90, 88.1, 130. 12. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 90, 105.7, 132. 13. (18) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 90, 86, 124. 14. (42) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 90, 78.1, 121. 15. (11) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 90, 87.8, 118. 16. (35) Joey Logano, Toyota, 90, 58.9, 115. 17. (12) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 90, 77.6, 112. 18. (22) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 90, 69.2, 109. 19. (14) Paul Menard, Ford, 90, 69.7, 106. 20. (27) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 90, 58.6, 103. 21. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 90, 60.8, 100. 22. (26) Scott Speed, Toyota, 90, 52.5, 102. 23. (28) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 90, 48.6, 94. 24. (40) David Ragan, Ford, 90, 41.4, 91. 25. (25) David Reutimann, Toyota, 90, 55.7, 88. 26. (5) David Stremme, Dodge, 90, 61.1, 90. 27. (15) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 90, 54, 82. 28. (23) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 90, 67.2, 79. 29. (37) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 84, 44.1, 76. 30. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 84, 34.1, 73. 31. (29) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 78, 36.6, 70. 32. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 78, 62.7, 67. 33. (17) Patrick Carpentier, Toyota, 78, 50.4, 64. 34. (9) Boris Said, Ford, overheating, 74, 79.9, 61. 35. (21) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 68, 50.2, 58. 36. (36) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, accident, 61, 38.9, 55. 37. (31) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, accident, 61, 55, 52. 38. (30) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, accident, 61, 55.1, 49. 39. (32) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 60, 37.7, 46. 40. (24) Jamie McMurray, Ford, engine, 58, 50.7, 43. 41. (39) P.J. Jones, Toyota, overheating, 13, 31.9, 40. 42. (41) Dave Blaney, Toyota, brakes, 11, 28.4, 37. 43. (43) Tony Ave, Chevrolet, transmission, 8, 27.8, 34. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 90.297 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 26 minutes, 31 seconds. Margin of Victory: 2.969 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 13 laps. Lead Changes: 12 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 1-19; M.Ambrose 20-27; Ku.Busch 28; M.Ambrose 29; J.Johnson 30-33; Ky.Busch 34-45; T.Stewart 46-55; Ku.Busch 56-58; D.Stremme 59; S.Speed 60-63; Ky.Busch 64-66; T.Stewart 67-90. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Stewart, 2 times for 34 laps; Ku.Busch, 3 times for 23 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 15 laps; M.Ambrose, 2 times for 9 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 4 laps; S.Speed, 1 time for 4 laps; D.Stremme, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. T.Stewart, 3,383; 2. J.Johnson, 3,123; 3. J.Gordon, 3,041; 4. Ku.Busch, 2,902; 5. D.Hamlin, 2,847; 6. C.Edwards, 2,830; 7. J.Montoya, 2,781; 8. K.Kahne, 2,754; 9. R.Newman, 2,727; 10. G.Biffle, 2,718; 11. M.Martin, 2,716; 12. M.Kenseth, 2,685. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

NFL Hall of Fame Game Recap

Titans 21, Bills 18 CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Kerry Collins was sharp and Vince Young tentative for the Tennessee Titans in overshadowing Terrell Owens’ debut for the Buffalo Bills. With a little trickery and a solid performance by the Collins-led starting offense, Tennessee opened the preseason with a 21-18 win in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night. If this was the NFL’s throwback weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding

RBIs, and NL-batting leader Hanley Ramirez had two singles and an RBI to help chase starter Brian Moehler (7-8) after five innings. Florida moved within 3 1/2 games of idle Philadelphia for the NL East lead.

Cardinals 4, Reds 1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Lohse won for the first time since injuring his forearm more than 2 1/2 months ago, working six effective innings in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Colby Rasmus drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth off Kip Wells (0-3) for the go-ahead run and Matt Holliday, Khalil Greene and Brendan Ryan hit balls off the wall in a two-run sixth. The NL Central leaders have won four in a row, and at 63-51 are a season-high 12 games above .500. of the American Football League, then this also resembled the Titans’ quarterback situation at the beginning of last year. That’s when Young got off to a terrible start and lost his starting job to Collins by Week 2. Collins, already selected the starter, quickly began delivering on the faith the Titans put in him after being signed to a two-year $15 million contract this offseason. He went 7-of-10 for 82 yards in producing two touchdown drives, one capped by reserve punter A.J. Trapasso’s 40-yard run on a perfectly executed fake punt on the opening possession. Collins was especially efficient in going 3 for 4 for 49 yards on third down. “I thought we got off to a good start,” Collins said. “We executed our offense and played fast out there.” The same couldn’t be said for Young, who took over at the start of the second quarter. In his first three series, Young was 1-of-5 for 13 yards and an interception, nearly dropped a shotgun snap and looked hesitant running the ball when he was easily caught from behind by rookie linebacker Nic Harris. Young finally warmed up, and showed great touch in hitting Paul Williams for a 5-yard touchdown pass to convert third-and-2 to put the Titans up 21-3 late in the second quarter. The No. 3 selection in the 2006 draft still has a long way to go to regain his once-dominating form. In five series, Young went 5-of-10 for 39 yards, and a 1-yard run. The Bills were sluggish and looked nothing like the better-prepared team, considering Buffalo opened training camp two weeks ago — a week ahead of the Titans. The only offensive highlights were provided by Owens, who signed a one-year $6.5 million contract with Buffalo in early March, days after being released by Dallas.

GOLF WGC Bridgestone Invitational Par Scores

Sunday, at Firestone Country Club (South Course), Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 Final (FedExCup points in parentheses) Tiger Woods (550), $1,4m 68-70-65-65 — 268 -12 Robert Allenby (258), $665K 68-69-69-66 — 272 -8 Padraig Harrington (258), $665K 64-69-67-72 — 272 -8 Hunter Mahan (128), $332,000 68-69-70-66 — 273 -7 Angel Cabrera (128), $332,000 70-68-68-67 — 273 -7 Steve Stricker (96), $214,333 67-69-71-67 — 274 -6 Stewart Cink (96), $214,333 69-69-68-68 — 274 -6 Miguel A. Jimenez (0), $214,333 68-72-66-68 — 274 -6 Lee Westwood (0), $160,000 69-71-70-65 — 275 -5 Mike Weir (78), $145,000 71-66-69-70 — 276 -4 Chad Campbell (67), $112,500 71-68-69-69 — 277 -3 Oliver Wilson (0), $112,500 69-69-68-71 — 277 -3 Kenny Perry (67), $112,500 69-71-66-71 — 277 -3 Jerry Kelly (67), $112,500 71-65-69-72 — 277 -3 Alvaro Quiros (0), $91,125 72-65-72-69 — 278 -2 Ian Poulter (56), $91,125 67-74-67-70 — 278 -2 Woody Austin (56), $91,125 69-68-69-72 — 278 -2 Zach Johnson (56), $91,125 67-70-69-72 — 278 -2 Y.E. Yang (51), $83,000 72-72-69-66 — 279 -1 Davis Love III (51), $83,000 72-66-73-68 — 279 -1 Lucas Glover (51), $83,000 69-69-68-73 — 279 -1 Mathew Goggin (46), $74,429 73-71-68-68 — 280 E Dustin Johnson (46), $74,429 70-71-70-69 — 280 E Darren Clarke (0), $74,429 71-70-70-69 — 280 E Sergio Garcia (46), $74,429 68-72-70-70 — 280 E Pat Perez (46), $74,429 70-72-66-72 — 280 E Geoff Ogilvy (46), $74,429 69-71-67-73 — 280 E David Toms (46), $74,429 69-69-69-73 — 280 E Ernie Els (39), $67,000 71-72-70-68 — 281 +1 Justin Rose (39), $67,000 75-68-69-69 — 281 +1 Henrik Stenson (0), $67,000 69-72-70-70 — 281 +1 Charles Howell III (39), $67,000 71-72-68-70 — 281 +1 Vijay Singh (39), $67,000 70-73-67-71 — 281 +1 Retief Goosen (39), $67,000 71-67-71-72 — 281 +1 Tim Clark (39), $67,000 66-68-73-74 — 281 +1 Anthony Kang (0), $60,000 71-76-66-69 — 282 +2 Camilo Villegas (32), $60,000 70-70-72-70 — 282 +2 Anthony Kim (32), $60,000 72-68-71-71 — 282 +2 Nick Watney (32), $60,000 74-68-69-71 — 282 +2 Prayad Marksaeng (0), $60,000 66-70-72-74 — 282 +2 Carl Pettersson (32), $60,000 70-70-68-74 — 282 +2 J.B. Holmes (32), $60,000 70-72-65-75 — 282 +2 Ross Fisher (0), $56,000 70-71-70-72 — 283 +3 Justin Leonard (27), $55,000 70-71-70-73 — 284 +4 K.J. Choi (24), $51,500 74-72-73-66 — 285 +5 Graeme McDowell (0), $51,500 73-71-71-70 — 285 +5 Anders Hansen (0), $51,500 73-71-70-71 — 285 +5 Luke Donald (24), $51,500 70-72-69-74 — 285 +5 Nick O’Hern (24), $51,500 72-67-71-75 — 285 +5 Rory Sabbatini (24), $51,500 71-71-68-75 — 285 +5 Danny Lee (0), $46,500 68-73-75-70 — 286 +6 Jim Furyk (17), $46,500 73-71-73-69 — 286 +6

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bulls’ rally falls short, now tied for first with Gwinnett LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. — Reid Brignac had four hits to key the Durham attack, but it wasn't enough on Monday in a 6-3 loss to Gwinnett. With the loss, the first of four against the Braves, both teams are 65-51, tied for first in the South Division with 28 games left for each club. The Bulls had 12 hits, drew three walks, and had two runners on base due to errors, but scored just

single runs in the second, eighth and ninth, going 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The Bulls also hit into three double plays, two on balls hit to the outfield. Durham took a 1-0 lead on John Jaso's sac fly in the second. Jeremy Hellickson (2-1) retired 12 of his first 13, and got out of a first-and-second none out jam in the fifth to keep Durham up 1-0 through five. However, Hellickson

allowed a two-run homer to rehabbing shortstop Omar Infante in the sixth for a 2-1 Braves lead. Hellickson should have had a 1-2-3 seventh, and departed with the game at 2-1 after seven. However, Durham committed two errors on the infield, and Hellickson left with two on and one out. The Braves took advantage of the miscues, as well as two walks and a hit batter to score three unearned runs that

frame for a 5-1 lead. Durham had second and third none out in the eighth, but got just one run to get within 5-2, and a Wes Timmons sac fly extended the lead in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-2 Gwinnett advantage. Elliot Johnson did homer to start the ninth, and Durham later loaded the bases with one out, but Luis Valdez struck out Matt Joyce and Chris Richard to end the game.

AL Roundup

Green leads Boston past Tigers; Jays down Yanks Red Sox 6, Tigers 5 BOSTON (AP) — Nick Green hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly and one of Boston’s three homers, and the Red Sox ended their three-game power outage and six-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. The Red Sox, which scored just two runs in the final three games of a fourgame sweep by the Yankees in New York, squandered a 5-3 lead when Manny Delcarmen allowed two runs in the seventh. They went back in front in the bottom of the inning on singles by J.D. Drew and Casey Kotchman and Green’s sacrifice fly. Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Lyle Overbay and Aaron Hill hit solo homers, and the Toronto Blue Jays

ers by the Chicago White Sox.

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Yankees catcher Jose Molina watches along with Blue Jay Lyle Overbay, who hit a fifth inning solo home run off Sergio Mitre in their Monday game. bullpen shut down the high-powered New York offense in a 5-4 victory Monday night that snapped the Yankees’ seven-game winning streak. Overbay drove in two

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runs, and Edwin Encarnacion and Joe Inglett also drove in runs for the Blue Jays, who played an inspired game about 30 minutes after learning that teammate Alex Rios had been claimed off waiv-

Athletics 9, Orioles 1 BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Gio Gonzalez took a five-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Mark Ellis had a career-high five hits and four RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore 9-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak against the Orioles to nine games. After giving up two hits to start the seventh, Gonzalez (4-2) was pulled following a rain delay of 52 minutes. When play resumed, Craig Breslow got three straight outs to strand both runners in scoring position. The 23-year-old Gonzalez has won four straight decisions over a sevengame stretch. The Athletics are 4-0 against Baltimore this season.

Titans win Hall of Fame game over Bills

MLB American League Standings New York Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore

East Division W L Pct GB 69 43 .616 — 63 48 .568 5 1/2 61 50 .550 7 1/2 54 57 .486 14 1/2 46 66 .411 23

Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct GB 59 52 .532 — 57 55 .509 2 1/2 54 57 .486 5 48 63 .432 11 43 68 .387 16

Los Angeles Texas Seattle Oakland

West Division W L Pct GB 65 44 .596 — 62 48 .564 3 1/2 58 53 .523 8 50 62 .446 16 1/2

Sunday’s Games Detroit 8, Minnesota 7 Toronto 7, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 8, Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 6, Kansas City 3 Texas 7, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 11, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 2 Tuesday’s Games Oakland (Cahill 6-11) at Baltimore (Da. Hernandez 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Nippert 3-0) at Cleveland (Laffey 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Richmond 6-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Chamberlain 8-2), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 10-7) at Boston (Tazawa 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 3-8) at Minnesota (Blackburn 8-6), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 5-4) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-6), 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 9-8) at Seattle (Fister 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

National League Standings Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington

East Division W L Pct GB 61 48 .560 — 59 53 .527 3 1/2 58 54 .518 4 1/2 52 59 .468 10 40 72 .357 22 1/2

St. Louis Chicago Milwaukee Houston Cincinnati Pittsburgh

Central Division W L Pct GB 63 51 .553 — 58 52 .527 3 55 56 .495 6 1/2 55 57 .491 7 48 63 .432 13 1/2 45 66 .405 16 1/2

Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco

West Division W L Pct GB 67 45 .598 — 62 50 .554 5 61 50 .550 5 1/2

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Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White (25) is congratulated by Ahmard Hall after White scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter in the Hall of Fame game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Sunday in Canton, Ohio. Arizona San Diego

50 62 .446 17 47 66 .416 20 1/2

Sunday’s Games Washington 9, Arizona 2 Florida 12, Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 3 Houston 2, Milwaukee 0 Colorado 11, Chicago Cubs 5 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2 N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 1 Atlanta 8, L.A. Dodgers 2 Tuesday’s Games Houston (Oswalt 6-4) at Florida (Volstad 8-9), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 8-8) at Atlanta (Hanson 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Happ 8-2) at Chicago Cubs (Harden 7-7), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 5-3) at Milwaukee (Looper 10-5), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Lehr 1-0) at St. Louis (M.Boggs 1-0), 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 9-8) at Colorado (Fogg 0-1), 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Li.Hernandez 7-6) at Arizona (Scherzer 6-6), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Wolf 5-6) at San Francisco (J.Martinez 2-0), 10:15 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League BOSTON RED SOX—Assigned INF Gil Velasquez outright to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Claimed OF Alex Rios off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. n National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to

terms with RHP Daniel Cabrera on a minor league contract. Optioned OF Chris Young to Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS—Purchased the contract of RHP Esmailin Caridad from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Jeff Stevens to Iowa. CINCINNATI REDS—Activated RHP Jared Burton from the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Zack Von Rosenberg. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with INF Jean Valdez, OF Jose Norberto, RHP Cleto Brazoban, RHP Vidal Paredes and RHP George Rosa. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS—Re-signed F Glen “Big Baby” Davis. DENVER NUGGETS—Announced F Linas Kleiza has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Olympiakos of the Greek A1 League. DETROIT PISTONS—Named Brian Hill assistant coach. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Named Kurt Rambis coach. Announced the Dallas Mavericks failed to match Minnesota’s threeyear contract offer sheet for C Ryan Hollins. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Re-signed G Royal Ivey. n Women’s National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY—Named Laurie Byrd interim assistant coach. FOOTBALL n National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Released RB Kenny Watson and FB J.D. Runnels Jr. DETROIT LIONS—Signed DL Shaun Smith to a one-year contract. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed WR James Robinson. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Placed TE Dan Campbell on injured reserve. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed C Alex

Stepanovich. Released DL Jordan Reffett. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Signed S Mark Rubin. n United Football League LAS VEGAS—Announced its team nickname will be Locomotives. HOCKEY n National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES—Agreed to terms with F Mike Grier on a one-year contract. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed F Greg Stewart to a one-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed F Ryan Jones to a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Announced Binghamton (AHL) assistant coach Mike Busniuk will return next season. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Traded G Justin Pogge to Anaheim for a 2011 conditional draft pick. Signed G Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract. n American Hockey League VICTORIA SALMON KINGS—Announced they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Vancouver Canucks for the 2009-10 season. HORSE RACING SANTA ANITA PARK—Named Jon White morning line maker. COLLEGE CLEMSON—Named Jeff Kallin assistant sports information director. COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY—Named Mark Gola director of athletic communications. JUNIATA—Named Ramin Mazaheri women’s assistant basketball coach and Dan Lauletta assistant sports information director. PFEIFFER—Named Cayla Veach women’s assistant lacrosse coach. SUSQUEHANNA—Named Kyle Ream receivers coach, Rob Campbell tight ends coach and Satyen Bhakta defensive line coach. WASHINGTON—Named Greg Moore assistant baseball coach.


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HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know you are right, though those with a different vision may be doubtful or confused by your instruction. Be gentle but firm as you stick to your original plan. The others will catch up soon enough. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Warm up your crowd. There are many wonders in your arsenal of social graces. Your manners are superb, your humor exemplary — and your cooking? Forget about it! GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Not everyone understands what is expected of him or her. This happens to be a talent of yours, but it doesn’t come easily to some people. Be kind and patient with those who are socially out of step. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re being shown some tough love. It’s not obvious. To you, it might seem that someone is simply ignoring your wishes or doesn’t want to connect. Let your intense desire lead you to your next move. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may be slow to get into your work. Perhaps you never really “get into” it — automatic pilot is fine, too. Your best ideas come when you’re not pressuring yourself. The important part is that you show up where you’re supposed to be. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You and a loved one understand each other perfectly — that is, as long as you’re making the effort to communicate clearly. The old mind-reading tricks won’t work, so use words.

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Henderson, Vance County, NC”; to which reference is hereby made for more complete and accurate description. For further reference, see Deed Book 585, Page 919, Vance County Registry.

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Pursuant to an Order dated July 28, 2009, and entered in a certain special proceeding entitled: “Otelia E. Barnwell (Widow), Petitioner vs. Constance Evans Bronner, et al, Respondents,” the undersigned Commissioner appointed by the Court will on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder or bidders for cash, at the Courthouse of Vance County in Henderson, North Carolina, those certain tracts or parcels of land located in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: TRACT I: BEGIN at an iron pin on the Southwest side of Winder Street in the City of Henderson, Hallie Davis corner and run thence along Hallie Davis line South 44 deg. 8 min. West 113 feet to James Braswell line, run thence along his line North 40 deg. 42 min. West 49.1 feet to corner of Lot #2 in after described survey, run thence along the line of Lot #2, North 45 deg. 57 min. East 106.3 feet to Winder Street, run thence along Winder Street South 48 deg. 51 min. East 45.6 feet to the place of beginning. Begin Lot #1 on the map and survey of Luther E. Stegall Reg. Engr. made December 11th 1973. For further reference see Deed Book 490, Page 316, Vance County Registry. TRACT 2: Commencing at an existing iron pipe on eastern right of way of Winder Street; corner of James and Genola Davis in Jimmy C. Gurkin property line; said existing iron pipe being situate N. 54º 32’ 12” W. 645.62 feet from a PK nail in intersection of Winder Street with Blark (sic) Street; run thence along the eastern right of way of Winder Street N. 54º 4’ 30” W. 49.63 feet to a new iron pipe in James and Genola Davis property line, the point of beginning; run thence N. 54º 4’ 30” W. 49.63 feet to an existing iron pipe in right of way of Winder Street and Amanda Davis property line, new corner for Queen Esther Davis; thence along Amanda Davis property line N. 48º 54’ 49” E. 165.22 feet to a new iron pipe in Amanda Davis property line and a 10 foot alley; new corner for Queen Esther Davis; run thence along edge of 10 foot alley S. 53º 29’ 44” E. 42.50 feet to a new iron pipe in James and Genola Davis property line; new corner for Queen Esther Davis; run thence along edge of 10 foot alley S. 53º 29’ 44” E. 42.50 feet to a new iron pipe, new corner for Queen Esther Davis in James and Genola Davis property line; run thence along James and Genola Davis property line S. 46º 30’ 29” W. 163.34 feet to the point of the beginning. Said lot consisting of 0.17 acre as per map and survey made by Cawthorne and Associates, R.L.S. P.A. on February 15, 1984 and entitled “Survey for Queen Davis and James Davis, Winder Street,

TRACT 3: Lot of land in Vance County, North Carolina, bounded as follows: Begin at an iron stake on Sherman Street, Sherman Davis’ corner; thence N. 49 1/4º E. 155 ft. along Davis’ line to an iron stake Davis’ corner in Lassiter’s line; thence along Lassiter’s line S. 59 1/4º E. 85 ft. to a stake in Lassiter’s line; thence in a straight line to Sherman Street 100 feet S. 55 1/4º E. from Sherman Davis’ corner; thence along said Sherman Street N. 55 1/4º W. 100 ft. to the place of beginning. It being a part of the land bought of L. Gooch and is the same lot purchased by Lucy B. Kearney and Emma Kearney from George A. Harrell by deed recorded in Book 43, at Page 456, Vance County Registry. Less the property transferred to Queen Esther Davis by deed dated March 21, 1984 and recorded in Deed Book 585, Page 919, Vance County Registry. For further reference, see Deed Book 681, Page 796, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Acct. #737; Parcel I.D. Numbers 921-32, 76-6-5A and 76-65; 523 and 514 Winder Street, Henderson NC). The aforesaid property is sold “as is”, “where is” and subject only to usual and ordinary highway and utility easements. Taxes will be prorated as of closing. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make an immediate cash deposit of five (5%) percent of the amount bid. The Sale will be reported to the Court and will remain open for advance bids for a period of ten (10) days. This the 28th day of July, 2009. N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Aug 4,11, 2009 CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Edward E. Fleming, of Vance County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said Edward E. Fleming, deceased, to present them to the undersigned, or her attorney, on or before the 4th day of November, 2009, or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 4th day of August, 2009. Rosemary A. Fleming Administrator of the Estate Jonathan S. Care Attorney At Law, P.A. 109 W. Montgomery St. Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 492-3053 Aug 4,11,18,25, 2009

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Henderson City Council on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in City Hall located at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson, North Carolina to consider the following: •Public Hearing (PB409) Rezoning by Diana M. Mann to rezone property from R15 to OIA located at 1408 Parker Lane, 2.25+ acres, (Vance County Tax Map 0014, Block 06, Lot 001, 002, 014, 015, 016) City Persons interested are invited to attend and present their arguments relative to the proposed amendments, etc. As a result of the public hearings, substantial changes might be made in the proposals herein advertised reflecting objectives, debate and discussion at the public hearings. Copies of all pertinent material are available at the City Planning and Community Development Department, 134 Rose Ave. Pamela E. Glover, Henderson City Clerk Aug 11,18, 2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Rosa Bullock Hanks, deceased, late of Vance County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 2nd day of November, 2009, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar thereof. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment to the undersigned. This the 4th day of August, 2009. Nancy R. Henderson, Executrix of the Estate of Rosa Bullock Hanks Lori A. Renn Attorney at Law 409 Young Street Henderson, NC 27536 Aug 4.11.18.25, 2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF VANCE The undersigned having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of William M. Hart, deceased, late of Vance County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate to present them to the undersigned at 913 Lamond Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 on or before the 2nd day of November, 2009 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate, please make immediate payment. This the 27th day of July, 2009. Syrena N Williams, Administrator The CW Law Group, PLLC 913 Lamond Avenue Durham, NC 27701 (919) 926-1785 Ext. 102 Aug 4,11,18,25, 2009

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New Barn Door bunk beds w/rails & slats $250 OBO. 6 ft. large bamboo china cabinet $250 OBO. Mediterranean oak table, 6 chairs & china cabinet to match $399 OBO. Sideby-side w/ice-in-door refrigerator $350 OBO. Queen size sleeper $100 OBO. Much, Much More! Call 252-438-8828 or 252-432-2230 anytime

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Image 15.5S electric treadmill w/fan. Folds for storage. Used very little. $150. 252-213-7017 after 3:30PM. Jewelry Sale. Crystal, curio cabinet & lots of other items. Tuesday thru Thursday outside. 10am-5pm. Raleigh Rd. Flea Market. Fri., Sat. & Sun. on inside. Contact our

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WE BUY GOLD Estate Sale! 141 Oak Forest Dr. Everything goes! Household items, power tools, furniture, grill. 252-492-3535

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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. 940 Tungsten Mine Rd. Townsville. Washer/ dryer hookups, stove, & fridge. 3BR, 1BA. Lease, dep. req’d. Will consider Sec. 8. $575/ mo. 252430-6924 or 919-7493720.

Business Property For Rent 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse w/offices, bathrooms, alarm, sprinkler, 17ft. ceilings. $1050/ mo. 252-213-0537. Beauty salon, offices, retail, whse/dist $300 & up. Call us for a deal! 252-492-8777. Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2400 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185

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1600 sq.ft. custom ordered DW. Built with wrong color carpet. Discounted $8000. 919-570-6166

The Rogers Group 252-492-9385 www.rentnc.net RENT-TO-OWN. 6BR, 2BA. Needs TLC. $1000 down, $525/mo. 602 Rowland St. 252-430-3777. Small 3BR in good Oxford neighborhood. $750/mo. includes yard maint. Ref. & dep. req’d. 919-693-3222.

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

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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 Custom ordered DW. Built with wrong color carpet. Discounted $8000. 919-570-6166

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


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(2) 1989 Sea Flash jet skis w/double trailer. Suzuki engines. 50HP. 1 engine rebuilt. Spare engine for other. Runs good. $1600 Firm for both. 252-492-7450.

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