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Southern Vance soccer bus hit by car during road trip No serious injuries from accident, which causes postponement of game By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor
A bus carrying Southern Vance High School soccer players to a match in Chapel Hill was rear-ended on Interstate 85 Wednesday. The blue Vance County bus was struck from behind by a Saturn, which became wedged underneath the bus. “In my 28 years of coaching, I’ve never been involved in anything like that before,” said Southern Vance soccer coach Mike Rotolo, who was driving the bus. “I’m so glad nobody got hurt.” Rotolo said it took a couple of hours, two tow trucks and flooring the bus accelerator to dislodge the Saturn from underneath the bus.
The wreck occurred on Interstate 85 South near the Redmill Road bridge, The (Durham) Herald-Sun reported. Rotolo said he was traveling about 55 mph, and had not applied the brakes before he heard the impact. “I didn’t know if we backfired, but I could feel a jolt,” he said. Rotolo didn’t realize the vehicle was stuck underneath the bus until he came to a stop and surveyed the wreckage. He said that a sheriff’s deputy, who heard the noise, reported to the wreck, and within a short time more officers, paramedics and a fire engine were on the scene. The driver of the Saturn was reportedly cited for a traffic offense. The soccer match against
Chapel Hill High School, which was scheduled to start at 6 p.m., was postponed and has been tentatively rescheduled for Oct. 15. Southern Vance soccer players returned to Henderson before 7 p.m., and were at the school before the conclusion of the Southern Vance-Durham Riverside volleyball match. Rotolo admitted he was “a little nervous” following the accident because his neck and back felt a stiff. “I’m definitely going to go get checked out,” he said. Southern Vance has a home soccer match with J.F. Webb scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. Contact the writer at erobinson@ hendersondispatch.com.
Southern Vance soccer players didn’t make it to their scheduled game in Chapel Hill Wednesday night because the driver of a Saturn passenger car rear-ended the bus on Interstate 85 in Durham.
LEAF to weigh 21 local projects
Troubled motel may reopen — with conditions Special use permit granted, but business will be monitored
$2 million in grant money on the line
By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer
By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer
The panel responsible for recommending projects for Golden LEAF Foundation grants totaling roughly $2 million will meet Oct. 21 to question the initial top-five applicants and hear 10-minute presentations from them. The scoring results from a process that members of the selection committee recently completed were presented to them Wednesday night when they met in the Civic Center at VanceGranville Community College. When they get together on Oct. 21, those on the panel will already have the written replies to specific questions answered in advance by the representatives for the projects. There is no guarantee that those who show up for the question-and-answer session will get anywhere close to what they are asking for, or even make the final cut when all is said and done. Many of the others on the lengthy list could still be in the running for some of the funding, depending on the outcome, according to Pat Cabe, vice-president of Programs/Community Assistance And Outreach with the foundation. Please see LEAF, page 3A
Sam Lewis cuts grass using a push mower along Chestnut Street Wednesday morning. The day started off cloudy and damp but quickly turned to clear skies, warm temperatures and gusty winds by mid-morning.
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Jeremy Turner is city’s firefighter of the year From STAFF REPORTS
Fire Lt. Jeremy Turner is the Henderson Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year for 2009. Nice Turner, an employee High: 77 of the city since NovemLow: 50 ber 2000, was honored Wednesday night at the Friday Obituaries, 4A department’s annual banquet. He started in fire service Mixed as a volunteer with the High: 85 LaCrosse, Va., VolunLow: 67 teer Fire Department. Details, 3A In Henderson, he was promoted on Jan. 27, 2005,
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The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a special use permit for the reopening of the former America’s Best Value Inn, with a list of extensive and strict requirements. And City Attorney John Zollicoffer said the motel operator would still have to obtain a permit from the building inspector and to receive the okay from the fire marshal. The board on Tuesday afternoon cast a 4-1 vote for the permit after taking a tour of the property at 200 Parham Road and after approximately an hour of discussion and questioning at City Hall. Board member Thomas Badger was the lone dissenter. Board member Ruxton Bobbitt, in leading the vote, said, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” a reference to his having served the past 12 years, except for an approximately 18-month period. “What I saw today is a very old building that could be brought up to code and they could legally reopen it, but for me to make a motion to approve, it would be based on a tremendous amount of conditions, none cosmetic,
because you can’t enforce that,” Bobbitt said. Those conditions are as follows: • The motel operator will provide air quality test results satisfactory to state health code levels. • A security camera system will be installed to monitor the entire facility. • The motel will be allowed to use the first floor, subject to an engineerapproved closing procedure of the second floor of the two-story building. The motel management said more time is needed to work on the second floor before a reopening. The top level had been closed off to all but the property manager and a couple of others after a fire. • The second floor will not be occupied or rented until the entire building is approved by the fire marshal, the fire inspector and Vance County’s code enforcement arm. • There must be documentation showing the property is cleared of building code violations by the county’s code enforcement arm. • There must be documentation of approval of the building and the swimming pool by county health officials.
to Fire Engineer. On May 1, he was promoted to his current position as Fire Lieutenant. Turner is also a firefighter with the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department in Granville County. An N.C. certified fire instructor, he also is a state certified paramedic. Turner and his wife Daphanie are expecting their first child in November. Send comments to news@ hendersondispatch.com.
Henderson Fire Lt. Jeremy Turner, left, on Wednesday night was named the department’s Firefighter of the Year by Chief Danny Wilkerson, right.
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Mark It Down Today Shriners’ meeting — The Henderson Shrine Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Masonic Lodge #229, 401 Brodie Road, Henderson. Dinner will be served, followed by the business meeting. Crime Stoppers — The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers 2009 Annual Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church. Crime Stoppers will be naming the recipients of the Sam Pearson Memorial Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Award and the Tom Long Memorial award. Awards will also be given to Community Watch organizations, a local citizen who has supported Crime Stoppers, and businesses and industries, among others. Tickets are $10 and includes a barbecue chicken dinner with the trimmings and a beverage. Tickets are available from The Screen Master, Carolina Lanes, Flowers Funeral Home, the Henderson Police Department, South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, The Daily Dispatch and any member of the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers board of directors. Door prizes will also be awarded. Parks and Recreation — The Henderson-Vance Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at noon at the Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road. NAACP event — The Youth Council of the Vance County Branch of the NAACP will hold a membership drive at Davis Chapel Baptist Church, 742 N. Chestnut St., Henderson from 6-7:30 p.m. Youth ages 10-19 are eligible to join. Free memberships will be given to the first 25 interested youth. Free food will be available and gifts and door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact Elnora O’Hara at 431-0708 or Vivian Bullock at (252) 213-0218. Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First United Methodist Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 (evenings). Retired school personnel — The Vance County Unit of the N.C. Retired School Personnel will meet at 11 a.m. at the Western Sizzlin on Ruin Creek Road in Henderson. Terri Hedrick with Vance County Schools will be the guest speaker. Each member is asked to bring a prospective member. For information or to request transportation, call Louise Kelley at 438-8071 or W.T. Ramey III at 492-3096. Blood drive — The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at J.F. Webb High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information about local blood drives or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Twanna Jones, Granville-Vance Branch Manager at (252) 438-4813 or (919) 693-6550 or email JonesTJ@usa.redcross.org. Lions Club — The Henderson Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army. This will be a dinner feeding our 61 VIPs. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Henderson Lions Club, please contact Randy Oxendine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday ACTS fundraiser — Area Christian Together in Service (ACTS) is holding a barbecue chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $7 and meals will include one-half of a barbecued chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, bread and cake. Eat-in plates are available and will include a beverage. Take-out is available and ACTS is arranging for delivery of large orders to businesses. To purchase tickets, contact Melvin Green or Copper Rain at ACTS at (252) 492-8231. Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Exercise class — The Vance County Senior Center will offer an eight-week exercise class beginning today from 10-11 a.m. which is designed specifically for those who suffer with arthritis. Anyone interested in participating in the class should contact the senior center to register, as space is limited. All of the classes take place at the same time, but on different days. A schedule of the class dates will be presented at the first class. Call the senior center at 430-0257 to register and for further information.
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Students and instructors in the criminal justice program at Vance-Granville Community College recently completed a service project to collect supplies for local children in foster care. VGCC students coordinated the project with the departments of social services in Vance and Warren counties. Donations will benefit children in the foster care system in those counties. The project is an example of “service-learning,” an innovative teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with academic instruction. Among the items donated by college students, faculty, staff and members of the community were school supplies such as book bags, paper and pencils; comfort items such as teddy bears; and hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo. In addition,
Students involved in the project included (front row, from left) Etasha Cheek, Rashunda Henderson, Tiffany Branch, Amanda Carroll, Keysha Towler, Jay Boyer and Derrick Knight; (back row, from left) VGCC Administrative Assistant for Business and Applied Technologies Betty Jo Ellis, Tommy Overcash, Winfred Crawford, Brandon Ray, Criminal Justice instructor Andrea Ferguson, Raymond Dunn, William Yarbrough and Charlotte Hedgepeth. $110 in cash was donated, which will be used to buy gift cards that will be distributed
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Free rabies clinic offered to Warren County residents Citizens for Animal Protection of Warren County (CAP) is sponsoring a free rabies clinic for Warren County cats and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Warrenton Lions Club Parking Lot, 249 W. Ridgeway St. Vaccinations will be administered by Dr. Laureen Bartfield and her staff. The clinic is also offered to those with a Littleton address. Organizers of the clinic have asked that the following
guidelines be observed: • People should remain in their vehicles with their pets. A volunteer will come to the car. • One-year and three-year vaccines will be available. To receive a three-year vaccine, the owner must show a valid rabies certificate; a tag on a pet’s collar is not sufficient proof of vaccination. • Cats must be in a carrier. • There is a limit of 10 animals per vehicle.
In North Carolina, if a pet does not have a current rabies shot and is exposed to a rabid animal, the pet must be killed or quarantined for six months at the owner’s expense. State law requires that all dogs and cats over four months of age be vaccinated. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can infect all mammals, including humans. It is usually contracted by a bite and is almost always fatal to animals and people once signs of the disease appear.
Senior center plans trip to state fair in Raleigh The Vance County Senior Center is coordinating a trip to the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tuesday is the Senior Citizen Fun Festival at the state fair with free breakfast from Bojangles and beach music entertainment at Dorton Arena from 9-11 a.m.
Cost of the trip is $9 and due at registration. Admission at the fair gates is free to those 65 and older. There is limited space and reservations are on a first-come, firstserved basis. Those interested may come by the senior center, located at 126 S. Garnett St.,
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register for the trip. The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Participants must park in the public parking lot on Chestnut Street and meet the bus at the senior center. For more information, call the center at (252) 430-0257.
Turkey shoot The Epsom Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a turkey shoot on Friday, Oct. 16 from 7-11
p.m. A 50/50 raffle will be held and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Vance County Relay for Life.
Vance County Historical Society meeting scheduled The Vance County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Oct. 12 has been rescheduled for June 6, 2010. The meeting will
feature North Carolina author Robert Morgan, who will present a program about Daniel Boone and Judge Richard Hender-
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The first four projects tentatively chosen total $1.6 million in funding. The amounts sought and the related applicants are: • $700,000 for Henderson/Vance Downtown Development Commission and Gateway Community Development Corporation. The money is for the Recreation, Economic Development, Education and Family (REEF) Project. • $72,166 for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina. The grant is for the After School Program with a Smarter Fun in the Summer component. • $662,690 for Vance County Schools. The funds would be for computers for The Innovative Project (I’m Innovative. I’m Creative. I’m Competitive.) • $180,000 for Vance County. The money is for the Rural Fire Hydrant Program. There is some
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1. The Recreation, Economic Development, Education and Family Project (REEF): $700,000 7.03 2. BGCNCNC After School Program with a Smarter Fun in the Summer Component: $72,166 6.95 3. Vance Schools’ “Innovative” project (including laptop computers for students): $662,690 6.30 4. Rural Fire Hydrant Program: $180,000 6.21 5. Emergency Services Communication and Water System: $2 million 6.12 6. Green Rural Redevelopment Construction Project: $387,417 5.92 7. Kittrell Sewer Project: $250,000 5.62 8. Setting Vance Middle School Students on Paths to Success in School and in Life: $289,000 5.51 9. Marketing Support for Vance County Economic Development: $60,000 5.47 10. Community Workforce Solutions Inc. Project Retention: $24,650 5.39 11. Promotion/Marketing of Local Farm Products and Farmers Markets: $10,000 5.28 12. Carver Elementary School Water Line: $700,570 4.89 13. H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library Homework and Career Assistance Center: $76,300 4.88 14. Two-Way Radio Replacement for rural fire service: $192,214 4.43 15. East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame: $2,000,000 4.01 16. The Faith to Freedom Project Inc.-Hope Academy: $102,000 17. UV Disinfection System Replacement-Henderson Water Reclamation Facility: $500,000 3.91 18. Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project: $250,000 3.47 19. Whole Village Community Center: $905,000 3.06 20. Life Line Outreach Inc.-Get Ready for Success: $60,000 2.46 21. Holy Faith Temple-Portfolio Prep. to Advance Standing for Life and Learning Experience: $380,000 1.89 duplication between this project proposal and the fifth one on the short list that will initially be considered by the committee
of 21 members. At No. 5, the entire $2 million was sought for the Vance County Lifesaving and Rescue Squad, Emer-
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“We are in half-deep water up to here,” Sheth said under questioning from another board member, Cathy Ringley, about finances. “We don’t have a way to back out, obviously.” Sheth, while acknowledging the situation is a mess, noted more than $100,000 has been invested in a nearly complete fire alarm system and said he and his boss will overcome the troubles. Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson told board that, “They didn’t cut any corners on the fire alarm system, I got to give ’em that,” and added that the system is “top notch.” At the same time, Wilkerson said the second floor should not be closed without an engineer presenting a plan. The building is designed such that, if one blocks off some of the areas to the upstairs, then one simultaneously is blocking off some of the exits from the first floor, Wilkerson said. Additionally, City Planning Director Erris Dunston presented the board with E-911 records showing there have been 267 calls for service to the property dating back to January 2007. That prompted Ringley to question Simmons about what would be done to relieve the burden on the police. Simmons said plans include 16 cameras and a system in which the doors to the front would automatically lock at 9 p.m., with late arrivers having to check in at a window. And, Simmons added, “I made a ban list” of potential
troublemakers based on a check of past records of motel guest files and said guests would have to be age 21 to check in for a room. And Steth said the motel would have a security person at night. Ringley remained concerned prior to the vote, noting the $45 pricing strategy and the ban list in saying: “They’re not targeting this hotel, this motel toward people coming off of the interstate, are they? I mean, they’re looking at, basically, a place where you go over to Ambassador Inn, you hang out, andthen you party.” The Ambassador Inn & Suites is across Parham Road from the former America’s Best Value Inn. Simmons afterward told the Dispatch said she was pleased with the board’s decision, adding that, “We have a lot of hope” and that, “We’ll do everything else to comply.” Badger afterward told the Dispatch, “I don’t believe what they told me” and cited the E-911 records. “And it’s a dump,” Badger added. “I don’t think it’s doing Henderson any good,” said Badger, who favors condemning the property and tearing down the building. Board member Duane Townes was absent from the meeting. Board member Richard Brand had to abstain because, under the board rules, he was not present for the previous meeting in which the matter was discussed and tabled.
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MOTEL, from page one • The motel must have an established rate sheet. • The motel will be subject to a bi-annual inspection of the second floor, with the details to be reported back to the city staff. • Police will monitor the property on a regular basis. • And if there is a resumption of the pattern of numerous calls to Emergency 911, then police will have the ability to declare the property a nuisance and take appropriate action. • The motel management will have to comply with all conditions set by Henderson’s technical review committee, which include not letting the property be an extended stay facility and not allowing cooking in rooms. The Fire Department on June 15 shut down the motel for safety violations after responding to an anonymous complaint about unsafe conditions. The action additionally came the day after a fatal shooting on the property. Police Chief Keith Sidwell called the location “a flophouse.” Appearing before the board on Tuesday were Tara Chand, of Miami and who is the new operator, Ken Sheth, who is the manager, and Eula Simmons, who is the assistant manager. The three said they would bring the property up to code and additionally said cosmetic improvements would be made to the property, but they faced questions and statements from board members. Bobbitt said, “It’s difficult for me to go through that
building and look past a lot of cosmetic problems, issues, air quality, code violations.” Board member Marchita Vann pressed Chand about what he is willing to do for the property and how much he is willing to spend, noting, “We saw mold in there. It needs to be painted. It’s dusty. You have a lot of problems.” Chand said he is ready to do whatever is required, noting, “We have a couple of hundred thousand” dollars budgeted for an upgrade and noting he has spoken with a bank, which he said is ready to provide financing. And Sheth later added, “Please believe me, my boss is never so stingy not to spend money. He will spend money.” The motel, which is located off Interstate 85 and North Garnett Street, was once part of the Howard Johnson chain. And Sheth said he would like to bring the location back to the status of a Howard Johnson. Sheth said the eventual plan is for 110 rooms at a 60-percent occupancy rate, with Simmons saying the daily rate would be $45, plus tax. “We’re going to need something to bring in business,” Simmons said of setting this charge for a room. Badger expressed concerns about the financial plan, with Sheth agreeing, but maintaining no one in the motel business turns a profit in the first few years in operation and noting the need for time to build a good reputation.
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Deaths Mildred L. Abbott BUTNER — Mildred Long Abbott, 71, of 702 West “D” St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Durham Regional Hospital. A native of Nash County, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Lulabelle Coley Long. She was of the Baptist faith and retired after 37 years at Murdoch Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Wesley Holder. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a son, Edward C. Abbott “Margaret” of Butner; a sister, Joyce L. Dennis, and a brother, Dan Whitfield, both of Franklinton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at 704 West “D” St., Butner, N.C. 27509. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.
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Charter school likes Clark Street location for start up By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer
for even a short period of time, she said, “the repair costs associated with vandalism and non-attention would be very high.” The Vance Commissioners agreed Monday night to have their Property Committee consider the charter school’s proposal, and to report back with a recommendation at the full board’s regular meeting on Nov. 2. “I can’t think of a better use for it,” Commissioner Danny Wright said of the Clark Street building. “I also applaud your efforts and I’m willing to support your use of the site on a temporary basis,” Commissioner Deborah Brown told the charter school officials. Commissioner Eddie Wright voiced approval of their plans to begin with a fourth grade containing more than 100 students. He said that is a good age in terms of helping children learn life and social skills, as well as academic subjects. In other business, the Commissioners approved submission of a $40,000 grant application to the Abandoned Manufactured Home Clean-up Program. The grant would be used to help begin the County’s Abandoned Manufactured Home Abatement Program in the current fiscal year. According to a plan adopted in June and amended in July by the Board of Commissioners, the program would indirectly offer a financial incentive to remove the units from properties throughout Vance.
The plan states that “Measures will be taken to ensure that all demolition debris is properly disposed of, or recycled at designated demolition sites.” It also said “The goal of the program is to reduce the number of properties that pose a threat to the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Vance County.” The proposal to submit the application was presented to the board Monday night by Planning Director Jordan McMillen. In other business, the Commissioners approved a resolution to accompany the County’s application to the North Carolina Rural Center for a $40,000 planning grant for a proposed sewer line along Raleigh Road. There is a requirement of a 10 percent match, which amounts to $4,400. The five- or six-mile stretch under consideration would start just outside the Henderson city limits, and would run along U.S. 1 to Kittrell. Also Monday night, the Commissioners approved the Board of Eduction’s request for ADM funds totaling $47,720 for renovation work at 10 schools. In other business, the board agreed to allow filling of these position vacancies: • A Detective Sergeant in the Sheriff’s Office. • A Social Worker II in the Work First Unit of Social Services. • A Detention Officer in the jail.
Officials of the new Henderson Collegiate Charter School asked Vance Commissioners Monday night for use of the Clark Street Elementary School building as a three-year site after it is abandoned at the end of this school year. Appearing before the commissioners were Nancy Jo Smith, chairwoman of the board of directors; Dr. Cornelius Cathcart, a board member; and Eric Sanchez, co-founder and school planner. They told the County board members that the Charter School would accept the Clark Street property “as is,” would maintain it in good condition at their own expense, and would be willing to share the facility with the Boys & Girls Club, which is looking for space. In an Aug. 26 letter to County Manager Jerry Ayscue, Smith said the charter school’s board of directors hopes it will eventually become a tenant Johnny R. Cooper in the proposed Zene Street/ REEF tobacco warehouse NEWARK — Johnny conversion project. “We would propose ocRay Cooper, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, cupancy on July 1, 2010, which corresponds with the in Newark, N.J. He was born in Vance County and completion date scheduled by Vance County Schools was the son of the late Norman and Rosa Lee Har- for its new elementary school,” she wrote. grove Cooper. Saying that “the inner He attended New Hope city children are our target Elementary School and population,” Smith referred was a 1960 graduate of to the Clark Street propthe former Henderson erty as “an ideal temporary Institute High School. He location.” joined Woodsworth Baptist Contact the writer at awheIf the Clark Street site is Church at an early age and allowed to become vacant firstname.lastname@example.org. later moved to New Jersey. He retired from H&J Trucking Company after many years of service as a truck driver. Funeral services will Carol Hively said the comIn Oxford, CVS has a By WILLIAM F. WEST be conducted at 2 p.m. pany, which is the nation’s location with a remodeled Daily Dispatch Writer Friday at Woodsworth drugstore chain, had looked exterior at Williamsboro and Baptist Church by the Rev. at Oxford. Lanier streets at the eastern OXFORD — Walgreens Glendora Hargrove. Burial will open for business on In October 2007, Mayor edge of the central business will follow in the church Al Woodlief told this redistrict. Friday, with a grand opencemetery. porter that Walgreens was Walgreens becomes the ing to be in two weeks, said Survivors include three eyeing Oxford’s central second major chain business Tanya Weary, assistant to daughters, Arlene Cooper to open a new store in Oxthe city manager/downtown business district as a place to build a new store. Hively ford in less than a month. Turner of Henderson, Andevelopment director. at the time said she could On Sept. 16, the ribbon gela Cooper of Oxford and The Walgreens is at the not confirm or deny Woodwas cut on the Walmart Tara Cooper of New Jersey; corner of Hillsboro Street lief’s statement. Supercenter off U.S. 15 near two sons Christopher Coo- and Linden Avenue at the In June 2008, Hively said the Interstate 85 intersouthwestern edge of the per and Radney Johnson, Walgreens would have a change. central business district. both of New Jersey; and store in Oxford sometime The supercenter reWeary said the project nine grandchildren. in 2010. placed a box-like Wal-Mart represents an investment The body will be on view For northern Granville discount store at Granville of more than $5 million into at the funeral home from County residents, the nearCorners at Linden Avenue the Oxford community. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the est Walgreens is at Oxford and Industry Drive near Word of a new Walgreens church one hour before the I-85. in Oxford had been circulat- Road and Dabney Drive service. in Henderson. That store ing at least as far back as The family will receive Contact the writer at bwest@ is just yards away from a the spring of 2007. Thenfriends at the residence of hendersondispatch.com. competing CVS pharmacy. Walgreens spokeswoman Pete and Bernice Wilkins, 365 Morgan Road. Funeral arrangements Contaminated groundwater found near ash ponds in N.C. are by Davis-Royster FuCHARLOTTE (AP) — examples of testing near It’s often mixed with water neral Service. An environmental group the ponds that showed and piped into open basays state data show all pollutants exceeded state sins. The practice is under James E. 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VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests • Jerry Oren Million Jr., 33, of 2180 Smith Road, Oxford, was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 5. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of driving while license revoked. Bond was set at $1,000. Court date Nov. 17. • Siell Omar Allen, 19, of Hilliard St. was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond was set at $600. Court date Nov. 3. • Kenneth S. McConnell, 26, of 1823 S. Clearview Drive was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Misdemeanor larceny. Bond was set at $1,000. Court date Oct. 20. • Patrick Terry, 22, of 8428 Hicksboro Road was arrested Oct. 6. Misdemeanor assault on a female. Misdemeanor injury to personal property. No bond. Court date Oct. 27. • Williard Ray Dement Jr., 27, was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Failure to appear on a charge of misdemeanor
larceny in Wake County. Bond was set at $1,600. Court date Nov. 9. • Penny A. Horton, 44, 536 Abbott Road was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of failing to return rental property. Misdemeanor failure to appear on show cause. Bond was set at $626. Court date Oct. 27.
Larceny • James Harris, 47, of 48 Allison Cooper Road reported Oct. 6 the theft of a Kawasaki dirt bike, value unknown. • Barbara Wallace, 47, of 1921 Bearpond Road reported Oct. 7 the theft from the residence of a Toshiba 42-inch flat panel TV valued at $1,100 and an Hewlett-Packard computer with 19-inch monitor valued at $500. • Tammy Jordan, 43, of 901 Chalk Level Road #G13 reported Oct. 6 the theft of N.C. license tag VRW-4103.
HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • William Davis, 28, of 600 E. Winder St. was arrested Oct. 2. Felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Felony assault with a deadly weapon. Misdemeanor discharging a firearm in the city. Bond was set at $50,000. Court date Oct. 24. • Viswanadham Kodavanti, 50, of 403 Foxborough Lane was arrested Oct. 4. Felony hit and run/failing to stop/personal injury. Bond was set at $10,000. Court date Nov. 24. • Brian Charles Richardson, 28, of 3512 Brentwood Road, Raleigh, was arrested Oct. 6. Felony possession of a stolen firearm. Bond was set at $5,000. Court date Oct. 27. • Bobby Antwan Jackson, 29, 744 Hillside Ave. was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Misdemeanor failure to appear.
Bond was set at $1,000. Court date Nov. 9. • Reginald Lewis, 21, of 503 E. Montgomery St. was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 6. Misdemeanor failure to appear. • Tony Harris, 51, 647 Rockspring St. was arrested Oct. 5. Misdemeanor failure to stop at a stop sign. Misdemeanor no operator’s license. Felony possession of crack cocaine. Bond was set at $10.000. Court date Nov. 2.
Larceny • Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic Inc., 740 Inderneer Drive, Kernersville, reported Oct. 6 the theft from a vehicle at 385 Ruin Creek Road of an XM satellite radio unit valued at $350. Damage to a Pioneer GPS unit estimated at $750. Damage to the driver side window not estimated.
Official: Cooperate on offshore drilling RALEIGH (AP) — A leader of a General Assembly panel examining energy exploration off the North Carolina coast says the state should consider working with neighbors to ensure its interests are protected. Doug Rader with the Environmental Defense Fund in Raleigh said Wednesday that North Carolina needs to watch potential oil and natural gas drilling or alternative energy initatives off the coasts of Virginia or South Carolina. A oil and gas lease sale off the Virginia coast
is scheduled early next decade. Virginia’s state geologist told the offshore energy advisory panel two potential wind energy projects also are being discussed. Rader said it would be unfortunate if North Carolina has no say about projects that could affect negatively the North Carolina coast, or can’t share in profits in nearby ventures.
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State school chief women’s group 3rd anniversary guest OXFORD — Superintendent of Public Instruction June S. Atkinson will be guest speaker next month when the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business group celebrates its third anniversary. The anniversary event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at noon in Oxford Baptist Church’s Family Life Center and also will feature the Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year presentation. Three years ago, with a grant provided by Time Warner Cable, the chamber held a kickoff meeting to get a feel for the formation of a women’s group. Since the initial meeting, quarterly Women in Business meetings have offered a variety of program topics. The meeting’s speaker, Atkinson has held her po-
sition since 2005. She was re-elected in 2008. She is the first woman elected to the post and oversees more than 1.4 million students in over 2,300 public schools. Prior to being elected, Atkinson served in the Department of Public Instruction for nearly 30 years as a chief consultant and director in the areas of business education, career and technical education and instructional services. The Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year presentation will be made to a chamber member who haas demonstrated significant leadership at her company and who has promoted the advancement of women within her profession and community. Nomination forms are available on the chamber’s Web site, www.granvillechamber.com, or ast one of
the office locations. There will also be a display of hats which have been crocheted and knitted by North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women inmates for their children from whom they are separated. The H.A.T.S. (Handcrafted And Totally Special) project is part of the community outreach and education work of chamber member Our Children’s Place. Lunch reservations for the anniversary meeting are due by Tuesday, Oct. 27. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $18 for nonmembers. To make reservations, contact Wanda Garrett at 693-6125 or granvillechamber@embarqmail. com or Theresa Haithcock at 528-4994 or theresa@ granville-chamber.com.
Competitiveness, taxes topics for free VGCC business seminars Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center has announced two free seminars aimed at business competitiveness and taxes. “Making Your Business More Competitive” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon in room 7107 of Building 7 on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Harry Ponder of Asheville will lead the seminar, which is designed to help small business owners increase their viability by looking at their competitive strengths and weaknesses. Participants will learn how to examine what they are doing and what they
need to do in order to be more competitive and increase sales. Space for the seminar is limited. To reserve a seat, call the Small Business Center at (252) 738-3275 or 738-3240. “Tax Implications for Starting a Business” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the college’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg. The seminar is part of a state effort to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start their companies off on the right foot by complying with North Carolina tax laws from the beginning. Participants will learn
about a variety of topics, including the proper registration of a business, how to handle complicated withholding challenges and how to pay the right amount of property taxes. The seminar will give small business owners information they need to know about their state tax obligations, freeing up their time to focus on growing their businesses. Cliff Purvis of the North Carolina Department of Revenue will serve as the instructor. For more information and to register for the seminar, call the Franklin Campus at (919) 496-1567 or the Small Business Center.
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undergraduate degree, a bachelor’s in chemistry, at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He then went on to earn his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Tull specializes in both general and bariatric surgery. He and his wife have recently moved to the area from Pennsylvania. NCSA is located in the Medical Arts Plaza in Suite 206 behind the main hospital. Tull and the rest of the surgeons at NCSA may be reached at (252) 433-0430.
Local couple recognized by 4Life Research John and Mattie Nelson of Henderson were recently recognized by 4Life Research Inc. for their achievements as distributors with the company. The September/October 2009 edition of the company’s distributor magazine included a profile of the couple. 4Life Research Inc. researches and develops patented dietary supplements designed to boost the immune system. In the article, John Nelson cites his mother’s example as a nurse as the inspiration for his desire to help people enjoy better lives. He worked as an emergency medical technician prior to joining 4Life Research. The couple works together as a team with the company. For more information, contact the Nelsons at (252) 767-2168 or jcj1223@ yahoo.com.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Red Ventures, a North Carolina-based internet marketing and sales company is planning to relocate to South Carolina under an ambitious expansion plan that would create 1,000 jobs in coming years, state officials said Wednesday. The firm will move its headquarters and operations from Charlotte, N.C., to Lancaster County in South Carolina, the state Department of Commerce announced.
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Dell to close Winston-Salem plant, lay off 905 ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell Inc. said Wednesday it will close a desktop computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., by the end of January. The computer maker said 905 people will be laid off, with around 600 to be let go next month. The plant was opened in 2005. Dell was promised more than $300 million in state and local incentives to open the plant. But it was required to invest $100 million, create 1,700 jobs by September 2010 and
maintain those jobs for 10 more years. If those terms weren’t met, the company would forfeit the incentive package. Dell said it would comply with the terms of the incentive agreement. The plant closure is part of a plan to save $4 billion a year at Dell by 2011. In June, Dell sold its Lebanon, Tenn., remanufacturing plant to Genco. In January, Dell said the company would move its Ireland manufacturing operations to Poland, a process that is still ongoing.
Dell has plants in Miami, Nashville, Austin, Texas, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, China, Malaysia and India. It also partners with other manufacturers to make certain products. Shares of Round Rock, Texas-based Dell fell 19 cents to $15.32 in afternoon trading.
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Health care for all — except 18 million Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday were pleased that the panel has drafted health care legislation which would, according to the Congressional Budget Office, expand health insurance to 94 percent of all Americans at a 10-year-cost of $829 billion. Congratulations, Democrats, on a job expensively and incompletely done. The Finance Committee’s proposal actually is the closest anyone has come to offering what Democrats say they can deliver: Health reform that Republicans might support, and that covers all Americans, while saving money. The Senate Finance Committee’s bill would not allow the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies — a key sticking point for Republicans. And the CBO says the plan might actually save $81 billion over 10 years; the only reform plan Democrats have offered (in our recollection at least) that hasn’t been identified as adding to the deficit. But even this plan isn’t what President Barack Obama claims to seek. Those who call for a major reformation of the U.S. health care system frequently point to the roughly 15 percent of Americans who are uninsured. That amounts to about 45 million people, some — if not many — of whom simply choose not to pay for insurance. Most who by choice don’t invest in health insurance are young, healthy and simply don’t believe that they need it. That’s why some reform plans, including Obama’s latest suggestion made to a joint session of Congress in September, would require even those individuals to buy their own insurance, if they don’t qualify for government coverage. And that, Obama said, would create coverage for all, at a 10-year price tag of less than $900 billion. Health coverage for everyone has long been an Obama goal. In August, the New York Times reported that Obama called health care for all Americans “a core ethical and moral obligation.” An obligation that, in the Senate Finance Committee, doesn’t extend to 6 percent of all Americans; some 18 million people. Apparently for $829 billion we still can’t cover those folks.
Quotable “We do recognize that he has a tough decision, and he wants ample time to make a good decision. Frankly, I support that, but we need to remember that every day that goes by, the troops that we do have there are in greater danger.” — House Republican leader John Boehner, in a statement as President Barack Obama has yet to signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to Afghanistan — either the 40,000 his top commander wants or a smaller buildup, according to several officials. “He has proved himself to be a philandering criminal disguised as a U.S. senator.” — CREWS Executive Director Melanie Sloan, after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a letter to the ethics committee and the FBI alleging that Sen. John Ensign improperly tried to appease his mistress’ husband with a lobbying job and made phone calls on behalf of the man’s clients.
Comics have caught up to Obama Comedy relies on surprise. “Saturday Night Live” has felt painfully dull this season without Sarah Palin to kick around or Tina Fey to do the kicking. Then it surprised the world this weekend. It kicked President Barack Obama. Even more surprising, it got away with it. Only a few months ago major comedians like Jon Stewart and Will Ferrell were lamenting with slack-jawed remorse how resilient Obama has proved to ridicule. How the comics missed the target-rich environments offered up by his predeClarence cessors. Even the gifted Fred Page Armisen, who could pull Tribune Media off an Obama imitation Services almost good enough to fool the Secret Service, found jokes at Obama’s expense fell flat. Audiences treated the man Oprah Winfrey famously pronounced “The One” as though he were a bank too big to fail, a balloon of hope too big to be punctured. But that appears to have ended after Obama’s failed attempt to help Chicago win its bid to host to 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Like one of those Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons that had snagged on a tree, Obama’s balloon of hope fizzled to earth. It had to happen sooner or later. Armisen found Obama’s comedic vulnerability not on his right, where he is predictably pummeled by certain pundits, but on his left, where supporters tend to muzzle themselves in
defensive solidarity, even when they are unhappy. In a mock presidential address to the nation, Armisen as Obama assures angry conservatives that they have nothing to worry about. “Because when you look at my record,” he declares, “it is very clear what I have done so far — and that is nothing. Nada! Almost one year and nothing to show for it!” Armisen’s Obama then checks off a laundry list of what he has not done: “Close (the prison at) Guantanamo Bay ... Out of Iraq ... Improve Afghanistan ... Health Care reform....” “No,” “no, “worse” and “Hell, no,” are the assessments of each. And what about the left? “They’re the ones who should be mad,” he says, offering another checklist: “Global warming ... immigration reform ... gays in the military ... limits on executive power ... torture prosecutions.” Here again, the answer was no to each. As caricature, Armisen’s skit passed the first test of comedy: it was funny. But was it true? Was it fact-based? And did it make a point worth making? There’s a thin line between truth and a cheap shot, especially in politics where the line is always moving, depending on your audience. Fact checkers give Armisen’s checklist a mixed grade. Guantanamo is “stalled,” for example, and Iraq and health care are works in progress, according to Politifact. com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonpartisan fact-checking Web site. Afghanistan has gotten measurably worse, but Politifact gave Obama credit for living up to his promise to send in two more brigades. Politifact, operated by the St. Petersburg Times, monitors 500 promises Obama made
as a candidate. So far, by their count he has accomplished 47 and compromised on a dozen more. After his first nine months, it is hard to call him a slacker. But Team Obama can’t afford to be too sanguine about facts. If there was a point the “SNL” skit makes it is how politics is based less on facts than perceptions. “SNL” often has signaled changes in public perceptions and created a few of its own. “SNL” has a 30-plus history of redefining public perceptions of presidents and candidates, from Chevy Chase’s bumbling klutz of a Gerald Ford and Al Franken’s monotone-speaking Paul Simon (the late Illinois Democratic senator, not the singer) to Will Ferrell’s “strategery”-planning George W. Bush and Amy Poehler’s frighteningly ambitious Hillary Clinton. “SNL’s” message reveals, among other subtle insights, a repressed discontent on the left. They see a center-left president who often seems more concerned with the art of compromise on issues like health care, or inclined to put off issues like global warming and gays in the military, than with standing up for his core beliefs. Obama came into office tackling two wars, a world economic crisis and an overhaul of the nation’s health care system, just for starters. He has a lot that he’s trying to do. Even so, SNL reminds the president, as he pursues what he’s trying to do, that sometimes he needs to remind us of what he’s done. E-mail Clarence Page at email@example.com, or write to him c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.
Rollin’ … Rollin’ … Rollin’ on the vote count It was supposed to be pretty simple. The Board of Elections gets the numbers from the precincts telling us who the voters picked. Our reporter calls the numbers in to us on the telephone — one precinct at a time. We put them into a spreadsheet that does the calculating for us. And we share the results with you, our readers, as the numbers are adding up. Simple. Until the numbers don’t add up like they should. Time was, the election wrapped up in the wee hours of the night and the newspaper didn’t have to worry about a precinct-by-precinct report until the next day’s newspaper. Lots of time to crunch the numbers. Technology now gives us a chance to provide what we call “breaking news” in this business. We’re all familiar with television looking at partial voting results (and those dreadful exit polls) and projecting winners. Who can be the first to say who won? We weren’t so interested in projecting winners as we undertook our online coverage of the City of Henderson Municipal Elections on Tuesday night. We simply wanted to provide you, our readers, with a chance to see how the election was developing as, first, the absentee and One-Stop voting results were announced and, then, one-byone, the results came in from the seven precincts participating in the race. Since the technology allows it, we wanted you to be able to see, too, how each candidate did in a precinct — how your neighbors voted — and what the final percentages were — on the night of the election. And, if we were the first to announce who had won, that certainly would be OK, too.
In the 2007 municipal election, I recall, the tallies were in and the races over by shortly after 8 p.m. This year, it took a little longer. We were pleased to be able to report the final results from the Vance County Board of Elections by shortly after 9 — it was 9:01 p.m., to be exact. The board had told us to expect James Edwards everything to come in Daily Dispatch very quickly Publisher — virtually all at once. It didn’t move as quickly as we had expected, but they were right about it all coming at once when it finally came. We immediately posted the winners on our web site and sent our new breaking news alerts to those who subscribe to our new service via Twitter. Prior to the final tally from the Board of Elections, we had received only three of the seven precincts plus the absentee and One-Stop results. When they gave us the final numbers — before we had the other four precincts broken out — we simply posted the final results and went about securing the precinct-by-precinct numbers that we had promised our readers that would be available on election night. A little “drama” resulted when we got the four other precincts and our spreadsheets didn’t jibe with the totals being given out by the board of elections. It was shortly after 9:15 when we questioned why the numbers of votes were so much higher for the candidates than
what the board of elections was reporting. The only race that seemed to be affected by the vote total “discrepancy” — note the quotation marks — was the Ward 4 At-Large seat. The board of elections had incumbent George Daye beating his challenger Ranger Wilkerson by 47 votes. The spreadsheet we had created looked like Wilkerson may have pulled off an upset. After a call to the board of elections to bring the issue to their attention, we were told they were re-running the numbers. We momentarily backed off the report that Daye had won and noted to our readers that the race was too close to call. At that point, our spreadsheet showed the combined numbers which appeared to give Wilkerson more votes than Daye. Another quick follow-up call to the Board of Elections resulted in this explanation: The earlier numbers first posted for absentee and OneStop ballots had been “rolled into” the seven precincts participating in the election. For example, each One-Stop vote placed at the Board of Elections office in advance of Election Day — votes which were logged as One-Stop votes in the first reported results of the night — was eventually reallocated to whatever precinct the voter actually belonged. That caused spreadsheets like ours to count some, but not all, of the early votes twice. From the final precinct totals we got from another trip to the board office, we found that our first three reporting precincts did not include these “rolled over” votes but the final reports from all precincts did. Thus, anyone following this vote count with a spreadsheet was seeing duplicated vote totals — some
numbers being counted in the One-Stops and in their precinct at the same time. Our initial online spreadsheet had columns for seven precincts plus absentee and One-Stop. You’ll notice that the final spreadsheet omitted the absentee and One-Stop columns. We were satisfied that the Board of Elections indeed had the numbers right. No question that Daye had won, albeit in a very close race. The official canvassing of the vote tallies — scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. — will put the final stamp on the totals we reported online Tuesday night and in Wednesday’s print edition. And we’re assuming the board of elections has gotten it right. For us, it was a lesson that you can’t ask enough questions about procedures in advance. From our 2007 reporting of the Municipal Elections, it didn’t appear that this “rolling” of number into precincts had been done, so we simply weren’t expecting it this time. Next time, we’ll know. It was a lesson, too, in how difficult it can be to report “breaking news.” There’s an overwhelming desire to be the first to report a story in this business. That should never outweigh the desire to make sure we have the story right. Thanks to all of you who tracked the results online through the evening and to those who followed with your Twitter news alerts on your cell phones. Don’t change channels — another election and more online coverage is right around the corner in early November! We’ll be here. The publisher can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Today’s Birthdays: Entertainment reporter Rona Barrett is 73. Actor Paul Hogan is 70. R&B singer Fred Cash (The Impressions) is 69. Civil rights activist, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, is 68. Comedian Chevy Chase is 66. Author R.L. Stine is 66. Country singer Susan Raye is 65. TV personality Sarah Purcell is 61. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 60. R&B singer Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang) is 59. Producer-director Edward Zwick is 57. Country singer-musician Ricky Lee Phelps is 56. Actor Michael Dudikoff is 55. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 54. Actress Stephanie Zimbalist is 53. Rock musician Mitch Marine is 48. Actress Kim Wayans is 48. Rock singer Steve Perry (Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) is 46. Actor Ian Hart is 45. Gospel/R&B singer CeCe Winans is 45. Rock musician C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) is 44. Actressproducer Karyn Parsons is 43. Singer-producer Teddy Riley is 43. Actress Emily Procter is 41. Actor Dylan Neal is 40. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 39. Actress Kristanna Loken is 30. R&B singer Byron Reeder (Mista) is 30. Actor Nick Cannon is 29. Actor Max Crumm is 24. Actor Angus T. Jones is 16. Actress Molly Quinn is 16.
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On this date: In 1918, Sgt. Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and helped capture 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada. In 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0. In 1957, the Brooklyn Baseball Club announced it was accepting an offer to move the Dodgers from New York to Los Angeles. In 1982, all labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned.
art reported to the Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia to begin serving her sentence for lying about a stock sale. One year ago: German farmer Karl Merk, who received the world’s first complete double arm transplant, told reporters that incredulity gave way to joy when he woke from surgery to discover he had arms again.
Today’s Highlight: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in several communities in Michigan.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2009. There are 84 days left in the year.
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84-year-old mother, but it’s DEAR ABBY: My sister “Tricia’s” daughters, ages 5 difficult to spend time with and 7, are my only nieces. her because during the past A few weeks ago, I sent year she has started hitting the 7-year-old a gift for her me. She does not appear to birthday. When I didn’t get be angry when she does it. a response, I called my sister She’ll do it if I say something to ask if it had arrived. Tricia she thinks is funny, when I said, “Oh, yeah, we got it. do something nice or for no We’ve been busy and so we reason at all. didn’t open it. We’ll get to It hurts me physically it someday.” I felt terrible and emotionally when she knowing my niece didn’t get hits me. I have asked her the gift on her birthday and repeatedly to please not do didn’t know I had rememit, but she persists. I wasn’t bered her. abused as a child, so I don’t I have since learned that understand what’s going on. my nieces Any ideas? — BRUISED IN weren’t SPRINGFIELD given the DEAR BRUISED: I have gifts I a suspicion. I have written sent last before that any significant Christchange in a senior’s behavmas, ior or personality should be either, reported to his or her doctor. which exYour mother may need to plains why be physically and neurologiI didn’t cally evaluated because it’s Dear receive possible that she doesn’t thank-you Abby remember that you have notes. TriUniversal Press asked her not to hit you. My cia told me advice is to have your mother Syndicate her girls get checked out, and if I’m right, lots of presents so she limits you have my sympathy. when they can have them. She gives them as rewards or DEAR ABBY: My saves them for rainy days. daughter is divorced from The younger daughter’s my grandson “Cody’s” father, birthday is coming up, and “Mitch.” Cody is only 8, and now I’m wondering what to when Mitch makes plans do. I don’t want to spend the with him and then doesn’t time or money picking out show up or even bother to something she may never call, of course Cody is sad. see. Should I just send a I can’t stand to see my card? Or call to wish her a grandson hurt over and over happy birthday? again. How can I help him My sister is generous get through these difficult with my kids. They open the times? — PROTECTIVE gifts right away and send NANA IN RHODE ISLAND thank-you notes. How do I reDEAR PROTECTIVE ciprocate? — HURT IN SAN NANA: It isn’t possible to FRANCISCO shield your grandson entirely DEAR HURT: By interfrom his father’s neglect. cepting your gifts and preHowever, you might lessen senting them as “rewards” his disappointment by makor “saving them for a rainy ing alternative plans to do day,” your sister is defeating something with him if his their purpose and may be father is a no-show. And if taking the credit that should Cody has uncles, a grandfabe going to you. Your nieces ther or other male influences should absolutely know that in his life, perhaps they could you think of them on their birthdays and other holidays. step up to the plate on some of those occasions when his By all means call them father strikes out. and send cards. And start contributing to a college fund client Dear will Abby fill is written by Abigail for them. Although they may Van Buren, also known as not appreciate right now Jeanne Phillips, and was what a thoughtful gift you founded by her mother, Pauare giving them, I guarantee line Phillips. Write Dear Abby they will in the future. at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA DEAR ABBY: I have a 90069. good relationship with my
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By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer
Please see CRABTREE, page 3B
A-Rod breaks out of slump in playoff win over Twins
Lee pitches Phils past Rockies
Crabtree, 49ers agree to 6-year deal SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Michael Crabtree is confident he can play a big role for the San Francisco 49ers as a rookie even though he’s months behind. He will get his chances in an offense that could really use him. Crabtree signed a six-year contract early Wednesday after a drawn-out negotiation process that had some wondering whether the star wide receiver would ever show up this season. “It’s a lot of relief off my shoulders,” Crabtree said when formally introduced at team headquarters. While specific terms of the deal, which was completed around 2 a.m. Crabtree Wednesday, were not disclosed, Crabtree will receive nearly $17 million in guaranteed money, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details weren’t made public. Crabtree headed out Wednesday for his first practice as the 49ers prepare for Sunday’s home game against Atlanta. “Everybody came to a reachable agreement and it happened,” Crabtree said, sporting a red No. 15 practice jersey and charcoal gray sweats. “I’m just glad I’m past that part. I’m very humble right now, man, it’s a very humbling experience. Just getting a chance to sit back and better myself as a person, as a player, as a teammate. ... I feel like going through that it made me look at the world in a different way, look at my teammates a different way. Hopefully it will work out for the best.” The agreement was first reported by ESPN.com. Coach Mike Singletary called it a “fair deal for both parties involved.” The former Texas Tech star was the only draft pick who hadn’t signed — and even rapper MC Hammer got involved to finally make it happen. Crabtree could provide the game-breaking receiving threat the 49ers have been lacking, assuming he can quickly learn the offense after
Yanks win Game 1
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Philadelphia starting pitcher Cliff Lee throws to a Colorado batter in the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division series in Philadelphia Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA — One strike away from a shutout, Cliff Lee stepped off the mound, took a deep breath and allowed himself to enjoy the moment. Quite a debut for a postseason rookie. Lee dominated the Colorado Rockies, tossing a sixhitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies began their World Series title defense with a 5-1 victory in their playoff opener Wednesday. Raul Ibanez had two hits and two RBIs, and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth drove in runs with key extra-base hits off 15-game
5 1 THURSDAY PROBABLES: Cook vs. Hamels 2:30 p.m., TBS winner Ubaldo Jimenez. Lee, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out five and had no walks in his first career playoff start. He retired 16 straight batters at one point until Garrett Atkins hit a
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer
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Northern Vance’s Kevin Byrom and J.F. Webb’s Kelby Perren battle for a header during the first half of the Warriors 3-0 win over the Vikings Wednesday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com.
Warriors snap seven-game skid By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Special to the Dispatch
Northern Vance and J.F. Webb came into Wednesday’s Carolina 3A battle searching for a conference win — something that has eluded both sides this season. Webb used two first-half goals in its 3-0 win to beat Northern to the all-important victory. Andrew Pruitt found the net twice for the Warriors (7-7, 1-2), who snapped a seven-game losing skid. “It’s really important, especially coming off some tough losses,” said Webb coach Allie Urbanski. “We needed this to feed off the momentum for the next game.” The Warriors took the lead in the 15th minute of the first half when striker Stephen Hill chased down a pass that
Webb’s Andrew Pruitt dribbles the ball away from Northern’s David Porter during the first half of Wednesday’s game.
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appeared to be headed for the end line and put it past Vikings keeper Aaron Daeke from a difficult side angle. “That’s his strength. He never
quits,” Urbanski said of Hill. “He always runs right through the keeper and anticipates them Please see WEBB WINS, page 3B
Raiders wins rematch with Riverside in five The first matchup between Durham Riverside and Southern Vance was much like the film Rocky — an exciting, intense match with an ending that didn’t favor the hometown team. Wednesday’s rematch resembled the film’s sequel. After losing the first match by a fifth-set score of 16-14, the Raiders took the Pirates the distance again, this time coming out on top (2514, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-11). “Much of what you saw is much of what happened at their place,” said Southern Vance coach Tracey Turner. “And I said, well this time, you know like movies have an alternate ending? Let’s choose the alternate ending this time.” Shauna Terry and Treman-
Please see NLDS, page 3B
Browns trade WR Edwards to New York
An ‘alternate ending’ By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor
wind-blown double in the seventh. Lee lost his shutout when Troy Tulowitzki doubled in a run with two outs in the ninth. “I had him 0-2 and I stepped off and wanted to give myself a chance to absorb it all,” Lee said. “Then I threw three straight balls and allowed a double in the gap. Maybe it cost me a run. Whatever, we had a five-run lead.” Game 2 of the best-of-five NL division series is set for Thursday with Cole Hamels, last year’s World Series and NLCS MVP, on the mound for the Phillies against Colorado’s Aaron Cook.
isha Taylor again had great nights for the Raiders, and they both set the tone early with strong net play in the opening stanza. With the score tied at 8 in the opening frame, Southern Vance took over. After a Terry block gave Southern a 9-8 lead, they closed it out with a 16-6 run. But all the momentum swung the other way in the second set, after Riverside jumped out to a 7-2 lead. Down 10-4, Turner called a time out, but it was to no avail as the Pirates continued to pile on, increasing their lead to 19-7. A Terry kill broke a long string of Pirate serves, and an ace from Julia Sumner made it 19-9. Southern put some points up late to close the gap, and
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Southern Vance’s Morgan Adcock keeps the ball alive during the Raiders’ Please see RAIDERS, page 2B 3-2 win over Riverside Wednesday afternoon. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Braylon Edwards’ arrival was picture-perfect for the New York Jets. The talented but troubled wide receiver was acquired from Cleveland on Wednesday and showed up at the team’s facility shortly after practice ended — just in time to try on his new green and white threads and be included in the team picture. “It was interesting getting off a plane and rushing right to a team photo,” Edwards said, smiling. “The guys in the locker room were good.” Edwards said he felt welcomed right away because he was a target of some good-natured jokes as soon as he walked into the locker Edwards room. “A couple of guys cracked on the pants I had on,” said Edwards, who already knows several of the Jets players. “I took that as a good sign.” The Jets dealt wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, linebacker Jason Trusnik and two undisclosed draft choices in return for Edwards, who has 10 receptions for 139 yards but was shut out for the first time in his career in the winless Browns’ 23-20 overtime loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. “I believe coming here to a team that’s doing well with a new head coach that has them going in the right direction ... is a fresh start and a clean slate,” Edwards said. Edwards was on his way to the Browns’ facility at 7:45 a.m. when he received a call from coach Eric Mangini, who told him to come to his office, where he was told of the deal. “I hadn’t any clue I was going to be traded,” Edwards said. Edwards, in his fifth season, is expected to practice Thursday and coach Rex Ryan said he will start Monday night at Miami for the Jets. “I think he’s going to fit right in with our group,” Ryan said. New York was lacking a legitimate deep threat for Mark Sanchez to throw to opposite Jerricho Cotchery, and the Jets believe Edwards will also help jumpstart the running game. “I’ve had to defend against him twice a year in Baltimore, and that’s not fun,” Ryan said. “He is a matchup nightmare.” Please see EDWARDS, page 3B
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Two-minute drill Kerr-Vance cross country competes in Kinston From STAFF REPORTS
College Football No decision on Tebow’s return for Gators GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow’s status against No. 4 LSU appears that it will be a game-day decision. Florida coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that his medical staff told him to prepare as if the injured Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play Saturday night in Baton Rouge. Team doctors also warned Meyer that Tebow might not be cleared in time for the game. “It was very simply, ’Plan to play with him and plan to play without him,”’ Meyer said following practice. “That’s day to day.” Tebow practiced Tuesday for the first time since suffering the first concussion of his career Sept. 26 against Kentucky. He was hospitalized overnight, and there has been much speculation about whether he should return against the Tigers. Meyer has left the decision up to the team’s medical staff, but there’s little doubt he would rather have Tebow running the top-ranked Gators in Death Valley instead of sophomore John Brantley making his first career start on the road and in front of a hostile night crowd. Tebow was given partial clearance to practice Tuesday, with team doctors telling him to avoid contact for now. Although one concussion expert told Meyer he should let Tebow take a few light shots to the chest, the coach said it hasn’t happened.
NCAA seeks rehearing in FSU records case TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA has asked an appeal court to reconsider a ruling for public release of documents on an academic cheating scandal at Florida State. The college athletics organization also Wednesday asked the 1st District Court of Appeal to certify the case to the Florida Supreme Court as a question of great public importance if it denies a rehearing. In addition, the NCAA wants release of the documents to The Associated Press and other news media stayed pending further litigation. They concern a proposal to take wins away from coaches and athletes. That includes football coach Bobby Bowden who could lose 14 victories — diminishing his chances of overtaking Penn State’s Joe Paterno as major college football’s winningest coach.
NFL Young wants to play, not at Titans’ expense NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fans have been clamoring for Vince Young to be given a chance to play with the Titans now 0-4. He wants to play but not at the expense of his teammates. Young said Wednesday he isn’t worried about what fans might say and has no interest in such questions because that would mean his teammates would be losing. He says he respects his teammates and the team needs to put the pieces together. Coach Jeff Fisher insisted Monday he is sticking with Kerry Collins over the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Young lost his starting job after being injured in the 2008 opener. Young said he always wants to play. But he said his job is to be the scout team quarterback, prep the defense and pay attention mentally.
Local Preps Thursday, Oct. 8 Soccer n J.F. Webb at Southern Vance 6 p.m. n Trinity of Raleigh at KerrVance 6 p.m.
Vance at Cardinal Gibbons 6 p.m.
Friends at KerrVance 4 p.m.
JV Football Vance at J.F. Webb 6:30 p.m. n Northern Vance at Orange 6:30 p.m. n Warren County at Roanoke Rapids 7 p.m.
Volleyball-HS n Victory Christian at Roxboro Charter 4:30 p.m. n Halifax Academy at KerrVance 5:15 p.m. n Roanoke Rapids at Warren County 5:30 p.m. n Orange at Southern Vance 6 p.m. n Chapel Hill at J.F. Webb 6 p.m.
JV Volleyball-HS n Halifax Academy at KerrVance 4 p.m. n Roanoke Rapids at Warren County 4:30 p.m. n Orange at Southern Vance 5 p.m. n Chapel Hill at J.F. Webb 5 p.m. n Northern Vance at Cardinal Gibbons 5 p.m.
Sports on TV Thursday, Oct. 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. n ESPN — Nebraska at Missouri GOLF 10 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Madrid Masters, first round, at Madrid, Spain 3 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Presidents Cup, first round, at San Francisco MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 2,
Colorado at Philadelphia 6 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 2, St. Louis at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, American League Division Series, game 1, Bostron at Los Angeles PREP FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. n ESPN2 — Miami Northwestern (Fla.) at Miami Central (Fla.) UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE 9 p.m. n VERSUS — California at Las Vegas
Kerr-Vance’s cross country team competed in a meet at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston Wednesday. The meet featured Eastern Plains Independent Conference schools KVA, Parrott, Cary Christian, St. David’s and Rocky Mount Academy. Two girls represented Hobgood Academy. Cary Christian and St. David’s tied for first with 32 points with their top five runners in the boys’ meet. The sixth runner broke the tie and gave the win to St. David’s. KVA finished third with a score of 85, and Parrott followed at 109. Rocky Mount didn’t have enough boys to place. John Allen was the top Spartan runner, finishing fifth overall. His time of 18:47 was his best time of the year.
Rounding out KVA’s top five were Devonne Smith (17th overall, 21:06), Justin Commee (18th overall, 21:13), Jake Dorrence (22nd, 21:47) and Cam Dickerson (23rd, 22:01). Three girls represented KVA at the meet. Addison Mabry was the top KVA runner. She finished 16th overall and her best time of the year, 25:54. Britney Lopez was 27th with a time of 30:31, and Farrah Alkanan was 35th with her time of 36:41. Cary Christian won the girls’ meet with a score of 25, followed by St. David’s (35), and Parrott (65). KVA, Rocky Mount and Hobgood didn’t have enough girls competing.
Spartan JV volleyballers defeat Cary Christian Kerr-Vance’s junior varsity volleyball team defeated Cary Christian in three competitive sets Tuesday (20-25, 29-27, 25-19).
The Spartans were led by strong serving in the third game. “I’m proud of the way the girls fought back and regained their focus in Game 3,” said coach Joanne Reese. Morgan Davis had five kills, three aces, two digs and an assist. Addison Ayscue had four kills, three digs and three assists. Ann Tooley tallied two kills, four digs, five aces and seven assists. KVA improved to 7-7 (2-3 in EPIC).
Riverside JV downs Southern Vance Southern Vance’s JV volleyball team was defeated by Durham Riverside 2-1 (25-17, 14-25, 15-25). Leading Southern statistically were Brooke Roberson (14 kills 20 digs, six assists, 11 receptions), Jordan Garrett (47 assists, 11 digs), Jeanna Gentry
(26 kills, three blocks, nine receptions), Jackie Hill (eight digs, two blocks, eight receptions), Rebecca Norwood (14 service points, 10 kills), Carslin Talley (nine service points), Bria Crawford (six service points).
Cougar football falls to Terrell Lane Eaton-Johnson’s football team was defeated by a tough Terrell Lane squad 28-18 Wednesday. Dion Smith hauled in a 65-yard touchdown reception in the loss. Trakey Evans was 3-for-6 passing for 85 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 62 yards and two touchdowns on three carries. The defense was led by Trey Small, with nine solo tackles. Joel Kearney had three tackles on special teams. The Cougars (0-3) play Bunn Middle at Bunn High School next week.
WEBB WINS, from page 1B making a mistake.” Webb added its second goal just four minutes later when a Jose Pelcastre corner kick found the head of Pruitt to double the lead. Pruitt’s goal decimated a Vikings team that his been struggling to find the net. “As a coach you think 2-0 is very beatable because all you have to do is score one and you get some confidence and momentum,” said Northern coach David Hicks. “I think with our scoring drought, the 2-0 deficit was big for us mentally.” The Vikings had every opportunity to break that drought in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize. Northern nearly scored first in the 12th minute of the first half, but Webb keeper Geoffrey Cash came up with a diving save of Kevin Byrom’s shot aimed at the far post. The Vikings dominated possession after Webb’s
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J.F. Webb’s Nick Gooch clears the ball away from Northern Vance’ s Kevin Byrom and Justin Munn during the first half of the Warriors’ 3-0 win over the Vikings Wednesday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com. second goal, but still couldn’t find a way on the scoreboard, despite outshooting the Warriors on the night, 18-15. With seven minutes to play in the first, Tate Frazier’s corner found Byrom — but Byrom’s header found the woodwork. Byrom’s unfortunate luck continued when his stoppage time free kick nailed the crossbar from just
outside of the box. “It was one of those nights if you kicked it from one foot away, it would hit a pothole six inches away and jump the other direction,” Hicks said. “We had some lovely chances. Right now it’s just not going in.” Hicks moved Joseph Falkner from the back to midfield after halftime in effort to push the ball
forward. “We moved a couple of people around,” said Hicks. “I thought Joseph looked like he had a whole lot of energy. We thought, ‘let’s let him run a little bit in the middle.’” But Webb still managed to keep the Vikings scoreless and added an insurance goal at the midway point of the second half. Pruitt tallied his second goal on a cracking shot from center that was too tall for the outstretched mitts of Daeke. “Andrew has improved tremendously,” said Urbanski. “The last three games he has just stepped up and become a horse on the field. And he proved it again tonight with the two goals.” Webb will look for its second conference win of the season on the road against Southern Vance tomorrow at 6 p.m., while Northern (5-8-4, 0-4) will wait to visit the Raiders on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
RAIDERS, from page 1B Riverside called a time out to regroup with the score 24-17. The Pirates scored the next point to put the set away. Southern led 8-4 early in set 3. Durham rallied to within one at 11-10, but Southern held the lead until late in the set. After a long volley, the Pirates tied it at 20 and took the lead with an ace on the next volley. But they turned it back over to Southern when the next serve went into the net. Taylor put the set away with a kill that made it 25-22. Southern got strong play from the back row all night, particularly in the fourth set. Morgan Adcock made a dig on a hard spike that set up Terry perfectly for a kill, which brought Southern to within two, down 14-12. Riverside went on to claim the set 25-20. “I think sometimes they don’t think — they move,” said Turner. “There were moments out there when you can tell when the feet were thinking, and when they were thinking. I like it when their feet think.” “Morgan, I think she hit a zone there. Between her, Ashley (Meador) and Amber (Edwards) — they weren’t letting anything hit the floor. They were squaring up with the hitter... and reading what was happening.” Adcock led the team with 24 digs to go along with a kill and an ace. Edwards had 19 digs, and Meador had six digs, five assists and a kill. Sumner led the team in
ers were shorthanded due to illnesses. This time, they should be at full strength. “It’s going to be wonderful to be able to take Orange on head-to-head, and I think they’re looking forward to the rematch,” said Turner. Contact the writer at email@example.com.
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Southern Vance’s Julia Sumner defends the net during the Raiders’ 3-2 win over Riverside Wednesday afternoon. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com. assists with 36. She also had 21 digs and two aces. Meredith Moore had five digs, while Brittany Bishop had two. Southern wasted no time taking the advantage in the fifth set. Two Terry kills contributed to the 4-1 lead. The Pirates fought to within one at 7-6, but never could tie it up as the Raiders won 15-11. “I was glad to see they were able to focus and put (the fifth set) away and it not be a nail-biter,” said Turner. Taylor notched 25 kills, 15 digs and a block. Terry had nine blocks, 19 kills and 14 digs.
The Raiders have one game left to conclude their tough two-week run. Last week, they finished 3-0 with wins over Northern Vance, J.F. Webb and Wake Forest Rolesville. Cardinal-Gibbons ended their streak when they won in four sets on Tuesday. Southern hosts another Carolina 3A Conference opponent, Orange, today at 6 p.m. “I would say Orange is a lot like a Riverside. We’ve just got to be more consistent,” said Turner. The first time Southern faced Orange this season on the road, they were swept. But in that game, the Raid-
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Yankees rally past Twins in opener
kees postseason debut. “This is what you come here for,” Sabathia said. “It was electric tonight.” Despite retiring the side in order just twice, Sabathia allowed one earned run and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out eight and walking none. “He got nasty. He was deceiving,” Minnesota’s Denard Span said. Sabathia, who twice got crossed up with catcher Jorge Posada, left with two on after 113 pitches. He tipped his cap to a ballpark record crowd of 49,464 that included actress Kate Hudson and rapper Jay-Z. Jeter’s home run had inspired the big lefty. “The place got loud,” Sabathia said. “Him starting out the game with a single and then tying the score up right back, it just made me want to go out there and get three quick outs.” Minnesota didn’t arrive at its hotel until nearly 4
a.m. and appeared to lack the energy that propelled the Twins during a 17-4 finish. The Twins struck out 12 times. “Guys are tired,” AL batting champ Joe Mauer said before adding, “this isn’t the time of year for that, to be worrying about that.” After a day off, the series resumes Friday night, when A.J. Burnett pitches for the Yankees against Nick Blackburn. New York will be trying to get off to its first 2-0 postseason start since 1999 against Texas. “We all need to go home, get a good night’s rest,” said Twins pitcher Carl Pavano, who will start Game 3. “We’re going to be a little fresher, I’m sure, on Friday.” Minnesota took a 2-0 lead in the third when Cabrera singled with two outs, Mauer doubled, Cuddyer hit an RBI single and Posada crossed up with Sabathia and allowed a run-scoring passed ball. Casey Stengel hit the first postseason home run across the street at original Yankee Stadium, an inside-the-parker that gave the New York Giants a 5-4 win in the 1923 World Series opener. Jeter tied the score with a drive about 10 feet fair down the left-field line. With his 18th postseason home run, he tied Yankees stars Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson for third on the career list behind Manny Ramirez (28) and Bernie Williams (22), another former New York star
park. “Had we not been dealing with the wind conditions, that ball would have been hit out of the ballpark,” Tracy said. Werth, who didn’t even see Tulowitzki’s ninth-inning double until it passed him, said the sun and wind made it “the toughest day I’ve ever seen in Philly.” Joe Beimel came in to face Ibanez after Werth’s hit, and allowed an RBI single that made it 5-0. That was plenty of support for Lee, who made sure everyone has to wait another day to see if Brad Lidge gets the chance to be Philadelphia’s closer. Ryan Madson and J.A. Happ were warming up in the ninth in a non-save situation. Just two years ago, Lee watched from the bench as the Cleveland Indians reached the ALCS. He was left off the postseason roster after a poor season in which he was demoted to the minors and relegated to the bullpen. But he went 22-3 last year and was shipped to Philadelphia on July 29 when the cost-cutting Indians purged their roster. “I tried to treat it as
much as a regular game as I could,” Lee said. “Obviously, there’s more excitement with a playoff game but it’s still 60 feet, 6 inches to the plate and it’s the same strike zone.” Jimenez showed off his blazing fastball early. He reached 100 mph against the second batter, Shane Victorino. The 25-year-old right-hander didn’t wait long to mix speeds, either. He froze Howard with an 80 mph curveball for a called third strike in the second. He got Utley on the same pitch in the fourth. The Phillies have been on cruise control for a while, waiting to start the postseason and have a chance to be the first repeat champions since the New York Yankees won three World Series in a row from 19982000. Though they didn’t clinch their third straight NL East title until the final week, it was never in doubt. Philadelphia moved into first place for good on May 30, and had a comfortable lead the rest of the way. Colorado rebounded from an awful start and finished a franchise-best 92-70, including 74-42 after Jim Tracy replaced Clint Hurdle as manager on May 29.
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter got a big hit, just as he did in Octobers past at the famed ballpark across the street. CC Sabathia joined in the postseason fun. Even Alex Rodriguez broke out of his playoff rut. It was like old times in the first postseason game at the new Yankee Stadium, with New York beating these tired Minnesota Twins 7-2 Wednesday night in the opener of their AL playoff series. “It felt just like the old place,” Jeter said. “We couldn’t have drawn it up any better for us.” After Jeter’s third-inning homer off loser Brian Duensing drew New York even at 2, Nick Swisher pulled a go-ahead double down the left-field line in the fourth that scored Robinson Cano from first as left fielder Delmon Young and shortstop Orlando Cabrera made a pair of poor throws. Rodriguez had gone 0 for 29 in the postseason with runners on base dating to Game 4 of the 2004 AL championship series before chasing Duensing with an RBI single that made it 4-2 in the fifth. From there the Yankees breezed to their first postseason win in exactly two years. On a night with sustained winds blowing to right-center at 20 mph, with gusts up to 43 mph, Hideki Matsui followed with a two-run homer into Monument Park on left-
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New York’s Robinson Cano scores as Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer loses the ball in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game. hander Francisco Lirano’s fourth pitch. The Yankees celebrated like kids, just as the Twins did when they beat Detroit in an AL Central tiebreaker at the Metrodome on Tuesday night. “Crazy. Nuts,” Swisher said. “Everyone knows I’m a little hyper. Probably the hardest thing was keeping myself under control.” Rodriguez added another run-scoring single in the seventh against Jon Rauch following an error by first baseman Michael Cuddyer, with A-Rod’s drive hitting halfway up the right-field wall. New York scored five runs with two outs. “It definitely felt good,” Rodriguez said. “There’s no questions the numbers aren’t good, but you’ve got to come out and play.” Wearing long sleeves on the blustery night, Sabathia got past a 22-pitch first inning and found a sharp cutter in his Yan-
PHILLIES, from page 1B Some questioned manager Charlie Manuel’s decision to give Lee the ball over the playoff-tested Hamels for the first game. But Lee made his manager look brilliant with a masterful performance. On a day when swirling winds made flyballs difficult to track, Lee ignored the elements and shut down the NL’s second-highest scoring offense. Avoiding the adventures that come with the Phillies bullpen, Lee mixed a deceptive fastball with off-speed pitches, had pinpoint accuracy and threw 113 pitches. “He was aggressive, he had good tempo and rhythm and he handled the whole flow of the game real good,” Manuel said. The hard-throwing Jimenez was equally impressive against the league’s No. 1-scoring offense for four innings, but ran out of gas in the fifth. He got chased with no outs in the sixth after allowing nine hits and five runs in five-plus innings. “Up until the fifth, it was one of the better games he had pitched over the course of the month,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “He was really, really on his
game into the fifth. He had all his stuff.” A sellout crowd of 46,452 — the largest in the six-year history of Citizens Bank Park — rocked the ballpark, waving their white-and-red “Fightin’ Phils” towels. The Phillies were 7-0 at home last October and set a franchise attendance record this season. Werth, one of five AllStars in Philadelphia’s lineup, got it started with a walk in the fifth. He scored when Ibanez ripped a double into the right-field corner. Ibanez’s hit fired up the fans, who screamed “Rauuuuuuuul!” Carlos Ruiz followed with a single to right to make it 2-0. The Phillies got insurance runs in the sixth. Chase Utley led off with a single and stole second. Howard lined a run-scoring double to left that mixed up Carlos Gonzalez, who fell backward into the wall. Werth followed with a drive that hit high off the left-center field wall. Werth may have had a chance for an inside-the-park homer, but he trotted slowly to first before turning it on and settling for a triple after the wind kept the ball in the
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San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree smiles during an news conference at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday.
CRABTREE, from page 1B missing all of training camp. The 10th pick overall, he also sat out offseason minicamps and organized team activities while recovering from a foot injury, but was a regular presence at the team’s training facility. Before Wednesday, Singletary had spoken to Crabtree just once since breaking offseason workouts in June. Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, met with three top 49ers officials Tuesday to work through his contract impasse. Crabtree balked at a long-standing offer of approximately five years and $20 million, with a reported $16 million guaranteed. Instead, he sought money comparable to what higher draft picks received. “We came out of the gate and put a solid offer on the table,” 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan said, still unsure what Crabtree’s side didn’t like about it. “I’m curious to find out because it goes against the norm. Very seldom do you see this.” Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the No. 7 choice, signed a five-year contract that will guarantee him at least $23.5 million. Jaguars top pick Eugene Monroe, taken eighth overall, signed a five-year, $25 million contract that includes $19 million guaranteed. Crabtree shook hands throughout the locker room to greet his teammates. “We accept Crabtree no matter what,” tight end Vernon Davis said. “I think his play will speak for itself.” Singletary acknowledged last month the 49ers discussed changing their offer to Crabtree,
and team president Jed York said in mid-September the team hoped for a face-to-face meeting with Crabtree. The 49ers received a call Sunday that Crabtree and Parker were en route to the area. That meeting finally happened Tuesday. Crabtree and Parker were joined by York, vice president of football operations Paraag Marathe and McCloughan. Hammer, a friend of Parker and client Deion Sanders, also participated. Singletary found out the deal was done when he woke up Wednesday morning. “This is a great day for the 49ers,” he said. “It showed the commitment in place in having Crabtree here. Obviously Michael missed a lot of time, a lot of valuable time, and has a lot of work to catch up.” Crabtree’s contract can be voided after five years with two solid seasons. It’s unclear when Crabtree will be ready after missing so much time, but San Francisco has a bye next week. It’s conceivable he could make his debut in a limited role Oct. 25 at Houston. “It’s going to be a process,” said Singletary, whose team leads the NFC West and at 3-1 is off to its best start since 2002. “Hopefully after the bye, Mike will be ready to go. Certainly it’s going to start small, a small role here and there, figuring out ways to get him on the field.” The 49ers needed to sign Crabtree by Nov. 17 for him to remain eligible to play this season. There would have been a seven-week window before the 2010 draft to trade Crabtree if he did not sign.
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Edwards allegedly AP SOURCE: National Football League punched promoter Edward Givens, a friend of NBATRADE 100709: discipline may beatimposed <AP> BRAYLON EDWARDS Graphic looks career of wide receiver Braylon 2c“the x 2 inches; 96.4 mm x of star LeBron James, fol- Edwards;for use or threat 51 mm; with BC-FBN--Browns-Jets Trade; ED; ETA 1 p.m. </AP> lowing an argument in violence.” downtown Cleveland. “We’re comfortable Police are also looking into with adding Braylon,” the incident. general manager Mike Edwards declined to dis- Tannenbaum said. “We’ll cuss the situation, saying cooperate with all the it’s a legal matter. authorities, and we’re glad Although Edwards he’s here. We did our due hasn’t been charged with diligence.” a crime, the league’s The Jets, off to a 3-1 conduct policy states that start under Ryan, were
looking to replace Laveranues Coles in the starting lineup since allowing him to become a free agent in the offseason. They looked into former Giants star Plaxico Burress’ legal status before the draft, and were mentioned in possible trade talks for Denver’s Brandon Marshall. Edwards’ best season
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came in 2007, when he had 80 catches for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns. “I know he’s going to add something great to this offense,” Cotchery said of Edwards. “We’ve got to smile about that because he’s a great player and he’s going to demand a lot of attention.” Edwards also has taken some criticism over the years for his propensity for dropping passes and lapses in concentration. “Is he going to catch every pass that’s thrown to him? No,” Ryan said. “But, he’s going to catch enough of them and he’s going to make a lot of difference.” Edwards has a year remaining on his contract,
but the Jets had no immediate plans to sign him to a new deal during this season. “I don’t want to be a distraction,” he said. “All I want to do is play football. They have a machine moving in the right direction, so to sit here and talk about a contract would be pretty petty.” Edwards has been involved in other offfield incidents, but Ryan said he consulted with people he really trusts; his twin brother, Rob, is the Browns’ defensive coordinator. “We’re confident with the player on the field and off the field,” he said. It’s the second major trade the Jets have made
with the Browns and Mangini. On the first day of the draft in April, the Jets acquired the fifth overall pick from Cleveland — using it to select Sanchez — in exchange for New York’s second-rounder (No. 52), defensive end Kenyon Coleman, safety Abram Elam and quarterback Brett Ratliff. Stuckey, who won the No. 2 receiver spot out of training camp, has 11 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. Trusnik, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio Northern in 2007, is a special teams ace. ——— AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Berea, Ohio, contributed to this report.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Mercury even WNBA finals with 90-77 win over Fever By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS — The high-scoring Phoenix Mercury saved their season with defense. The Indiana Fever led the WNBA finals series 2-1 and had a chance to clinch their first title in front of an active sellout crowd that included local celebrities such as Indianapolis Colts players Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne. None of that mattered as the Mercury beat the Fever 90-77 on Wednesday night to tie the series and force Game 5 Friday in Phoenix. Indiana shot 2-for 13 in the fourth quarter, stifling any chance it had of overcoming the 72-65 deficit it faced going into the period. The Fever scored 12 points in the quarter, the thirdlowest total in a fourth quarter in finals history. While Phoenix defended well, Indiana’s stagnant offense helped. “In the fourth quarter, nobody wanted to take the shot for them, so they were
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Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi, left, blocks the shot of Indiana Fever’s Katie Douglas in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals Wednesday. just passing it around,” Phoenix center Tangela Smith said. “That’s what we wanted.” Tamika Catchings, who led Indiana with 24 points and 12 rebounds, agreed that her teammates became hesitant. She said this is the wrong time for that. “Hopefully, that’s out of our system and we’ll get to Phoenix Friday and we’ll be ready to play,” she said.
With Williams wearing pink, Panthers ready to run By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE — DeAngelo Williams was a catalyst for the NFL’s decision to allow players to wear pink cleats to raise awareness for breast cancer. Then he and the Panthers were off with a bye when the initiative began last weekend. Williams will be a week late donning pink Sunday against Washington, while the Carolina Panthers hope the Redskins game marks the day they finally get their running game in gear and record a win. That would be coming a full month late. “We’ve kind of been behind a little bit in the games so we’ve had to abandon the run game faster than we would have liked,” Williams said Wednesday. “We’ll see. Each game takes on a different beast all in its own. We’ll see if we can control the clock.” A year after rushing for a franchise-record 1,515 yards and 18 touchdowns, and combining with Jonathan Stewart for the most yards rushing by NFL teammates since 1984, Williams’ numbers have declined in Carolina’s 0-3 start. Williams has been held to 41 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Williams is getting 13.7 carries a game after averaging 17 a year ago. The Panthers, who last year attempted a leaguelow 25.9 passes a game, have been throwing it an average of 36 times this year — without success. “That’s what we do, we run the ball,” right tackle Jeff Otah said. “We’ve got to start out running the ball strong at the beginning of the game and keep on doing it.” Coach John Fox has attributed the decline in the rushing attempts to falling behind. That was the case in Carolina’s 38-10 loss to Philadelphia in Week 1. The Panthers were in games until late the next two weeks, yet had 41 passes to 25 runs against Atlanta and 33 passes to 16 runs against Dallas. “I can’t call the plays, man,” Williams said. “Whether we’re running the ball or whether we’re passing the ball we have to make our plays. That’s something we’ve been inconsistent in, making our plays, as opposed to a
year ago.” The running game last season took off after the bye week, and Williams would like a similar breakout Sunday while he honors his mom’s successful battle with cancer. Williams, who said he lost three aunts to the disease, didn’t know his mother was diagnosed until after she was treated. “She got it removed and she’s been in remission,” Williams said. “She’s a five-year survivor.” Williams has since done charity work for breast cancer awareness, and in July went to Panthers director of community relations Riley Fields about lobbying the league to let players wear pink cleats. The NFL had already planned to have pink-wrapped goalposts, wristbands and gloves, but hadn’t approved pink shoes. The NFL decided to allow five or six players per team to wear pink cleats over two games. Williams and receiver Muhsin Muhammad, whose mother and mother-in-law are breast cancer survivors, are among the Panthers who will wear pink Sunday. “She was flipping through the channels this weekend and she was calling me every time she saw somebody in pink,” Williams said of his mother. “It meant a lot to her, so I know it meant a lot to a lot of the cancer survivors and families out there.” Wearing pink and facing the Redskins’ suspect run defense would seem to be the perfect platform for Williams and Carolina to get out of their running funk. The Redskins rank 22nd in the league against the run, and the Panthers would like to take pressure off quarterback Jake Delhomme, who has seven interceptions and two lost fumbles. “We can’t throw a 30yard or 40-yard bomb and on the next play we have a fumble or a pick or we jump offsides or do something to push us back 10 or 15 yards,” Williams said. “We’ve just got to be consistent at what we do. “It’s not whether we run the ball more or less or that we pass the ball more or less. It’s just that we’re not making our plays on a consistent basis.”
Catchings shot 11-for-17 and Ebony Hoffman scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. The rest of the team shot 11-for-44. All-Star Katie Douglas, who was hoping to celebrate a clinching win in her hometown, scored seven points on 2-for-14 shooting. “I thought Katie got some great looks, looks she had been knocking down from the 3-point line to the
rim,” Indiana coach Lin Dunn said. “Maybe toward the end, she passed up some shots because she had missed them.” Indiana’s bench, which both coaches had said was the reason the Fever were leading the series, struggled on Wednesday. The Fever bench shot a combined 2-for-16 from the field. Indiana rookie reserve Briann January, whose quickness had been a matchup nightmare for the Mercury, shot 1-for-9 and finished with eight points. Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi said stopping January was a key. “In these games, we’ve struggled when everyone has gotten their points, especially Briann when she comes in and changes the game,” Taurasi said. “Sometimes you focus on certain things and you get them done.” Phoenix’s offense was in tune as usual. Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points, Penny Taylor added 17 points and Taurasi and Smith each scored 16.
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Philadelphia 3 3 0 0 6 13 N.Y. Rangers 3 2 1 0 4 10 Pittsburgh 3 2 1 0 4 7 N.Y. Islanders 1 0 0 1 1 3 New Jersey 2 0 2 0 0 4
GA 7 7 8 4 8
Montreal Boston Ottawa Buffalo Toronto
Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 3 2 1 0 4 9 2 1 1 0 2 8 2 1 1 0 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 1 1 8
GA 8 6 6 2 12
Washington Atlanta Carolina Florida Tampa Bay
Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 3 2 0 1 5 15 1 1 0 0 2 6 3 1 2 0 2 4 2 1 1 0 2 4 2 0 1 1 1 4
GA 11 3 10 7 8
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Columbus 2 2 0 0 4 7 St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 9 Chicago 2 1 0 1 3 7 Nashville 1 1 0 0 2 3 Detroit 2 0 2 0 0 6
GA 4 6 4 2 9
Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF 3 3 0 0 6 13 2 2 0 0 4 8 2 1 1 0 2 8 2 1 1 0 2 5 3 0 3 0 0 6
GA 9 2 8 5 13
Pacific Division GP W L OT Phoenix 2 2 0 0 Los Angeles 2 1 1 0 Dallas 2 0 0 2 San Jose 3 1 2 0 Anaheim 2 0 1 1
Pts GF 4 9 2 9 2 6 2 10 1 4
GA 3 19 8 12 7
Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Ottawa 2, Toronto 1 Philadelphia 6, Washington 5, OT Carolina 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO Minnesota 4, Anaheim 3, OT Calgary 4, Montreal 3 Edmonton 5, Dallas 4, SO Los Angeles 6, San Jose 4 Wednesday’s Games Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 0 Montreal at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
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Pct .750 .750 .500 .000
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PF 124 84 85 49
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
West W L T 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 0
Pct 1.000 .500 .250 .000
PF 79 101 42 64
PA 26 102 86 112
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 4 0 0 1.000 107 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 94 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 96 Washington 2 2 0 .500 56
PA 64 72 78 62
New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay
South W L T 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 0
Pct 1.000 .667 .000 .000
PF 144 57 37 54
PA 66 53 87 107
Minnesota Chicago Green Bay Detroit
North W L T 4 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 3 0
Pct 1.000 .750 .500 .250
PF 118 105 104 83
PA 80 78 93 134
Pct .750 .333 .250 .000
PF 102 57 74 24
Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:30 p.m.
South W L T 4 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 4 0
Los Angeles’ Rafael Furcal, center, and Matt Kemp celebrate Kemp’s two-run home run as St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina looks on in the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division series in Los Angeles Wednesday. At press time, the Dodgers led 4-2 in the sixth inning.
PA 53 68 82 108
Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Open: San Diego, Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans
Friday’s Games Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 3 1 0 .750 74 New England 3 1 0 .750 87 Miami 1 3 0 .250 81 Buffalo 1 3 0 .250 74
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West W L T San Francisco 3 1 0 Arizona 1 2 0 Seattle 1 3 0 St. Louis 0 4 0
Thursday’s Games Anaheim at Boston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
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the third quarter. Indiana trimmed its deficit to 72-68 on a steal and layup by Catchings, but the Fever went cold and the Mercury pulled away with a 12-2 spurt. A 3-pointer by Taylor made it 84-70 with 2:33 to go. Dunn was disappointed to lose at home, but focused on the fact that her team still could win the championship. “They had to win,” Dunn said of the Mercury. “They had to do it the hard way. Now, we’ve got to go out there and do it the hard way, too. The only situation we’ve got here is that we’re tied.” Taurasi was glad to earn another chance, but she wouldn’t promise a victory on Friday. “I’m going to guarantee that we’re going to come out and leave it all on the floor,” she said. “I’m going to guarantee that the minute the game ends, we’re going to be spent physically and emotionally — and hopefully we’re holding the trophy.”
Dodgers lead in Game 1
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The Mercury shot 10for-24 from 3-point range. Phoenix felt Indiana controlled the tempo and slowed it down the past two games, but the Mercury felt they regained control on Wednesday. “Our strength all year has been in our confidence in our attack, and I felt we got that back,” Taylor said. “We were playing with confidence and attacking every single time down floor, and that’s hard to defend for 40 minutes.” Phoenix shot 72 percent from the field in the first quarter to jump out to a 33-22 lead. The Fever held the Mercury to 16 points in the second quarter and cut their deficit to 49-47 at the half. Indiana tied the score at 59 on a layup by Catchings with 4:30 left in the third quarter, but Phoenix went on a quick 6-0 run to force a timeout and put the fans, who had been standing in anticipation of a Fever lead, back in their seats. The Mercury extended their lead to 72-65 at the end of
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PA 62 86 92 108
PA 80 76 78 118
Sunday, Oct. 18 Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Tennessee at New England, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco Monday, Oct. 19 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
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(x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, Washington 0 Thursday, Sept. 17: Indiana 88, Washington 79 Saturday, Sept. 19: Indiana 81, Washington 74, OT Detroit 2, Atlanta 0 Wednesday, Sept. 16: Detroit 94, Atlanta 89 Friday, Sept. 18: Detroit 94, Atlanta 79 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 2, San Antonio 1 Thursday, Sept. 17: San Antonio 92, Phoenix 91 Saturday, Sept. 19: Phoenix 106, San Antonio 78 Monday, Sept. 21: Phoenix 100, San Antonio 92 Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Wednesday, Sept. 16: Los Angeles 70, Seattle 63 Friday, Sept. 18: Seattle 75, Los Angeles 74 Sunday, Sept. 20: Los Angeles 75, Seattle 64 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday, Sept. 23: Detroit 72, Indiana 56 Friday, Sept. 25: Indiana 79, Detroit 75 Saturday, Sept. 26: Indiana 72, Detroit 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, Sept. 23: Phoenix 103, Los Angeles 94 Friday, Sept. 25: Los Angeles 87, Phoenix 76 Saturday, Sept. 26: Phoenix 85, Los Angeles 74 FINALS (Best-of-5) Indiana 2, Phoenix 2 Tuesday, Sept. 29: Phoenix 120, Indiana 116, OT Thursday, Oct. 1: Indiana 93, Phoenix 84 Sunday, Oct. 4: Indiana 86, Phoenix 85 Wednesday, Oct. 7, Phoenix 90, Indiana 77 Friday, Oct. 9, Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n National League NEW YORK METS—Acquired OF Chris Carter and 1B Eddie Lora from the Boston Red Sox to complete an earlier trade. American Association PENSACOLA PELICANS—Exercised the 2010 contract options on RHP Bubba Nelson and INF Marshall McDougall. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS—Waived F Warren Carter, G Ron Howard, G Gabe Pruitt and G Sun Yue. FOOTBALL n National Football League
NFL—Fined New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez $5,000 for his low block on New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma in an Oct. 4 game. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed G Johan Asiata to the practice squad. Released CB Woodny Turenne from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Traded WR Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets for WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik and two undisclosed draft picks. DALLAS COWBOYS—Reached an injury settlement with RB Keon Lattimore and released him from the reserve/injured list. DETROIT LIONS—Claimed S Marvin White off waivers from Dallas. Signed LB Zach Follett from the practice squad. Released LB Darnell Bing. Placed WR Adam Jennings on injured reserve. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Re-signed RB Gary Russell. Released KR Justin Miller. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed WR Michael Crabtree to a six-year contract. Signed OLB Martail Burnett to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Re-signed OT Kyle Williams to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DE Maurice Evans. HOCKEY n National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Signed F Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension through the 2012-13 season. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Acquired LW Kyle Greentree from the Calgary Flames in exchange for D Aaron Johnson. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed F Dave Scatchard to a one-year contract and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Announced that RW Brendan Shanahan has cleared waivers. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Signed D Simon Despres to a three-year entry level contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Francis Lessard from San Antonio (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Assigned D Matt Smaby to Norfolk (AHL). n American Hockey League ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS—Announced G Michael-Lee Teslak has been reassigned to Elmira (ECHL). MANITOBA MOOSE—Released C Olivier Latendresse, D Neil Petruic and D Chris St. Croix. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Assigned D Stu Bickel to Bakersfield (ECHL). n ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Announced G Miika Wiikman and D Trevor Glass have been assigned to the team by Hartford (AHL). Announced F Ryan Hillier has been assigned to the team by the New York Rangers and G Billy Sauer has been assigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL). FLORIDA EVERBLADES—Signed D Matt Duffy. VICTORIA SALMON KINGS—Announced G David Shantz has been assigned to the team by Abbotsford (AHL). OLYMPICS U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE—Announced the resignation of acting CEO Stephanie Streeter. COLLEGE HOFSTRA—Named James Lally and Kelly Haynes assistant baseball coaches. MASS.-DARTMOUTH—Named Meredith Arden equestrian coach. NEW YORK U.—Named Erik Brandl women’s assistant swimming coach.
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HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Aristotle said virtue is its own reward. Then again, he never worked at your job. Fear not, your talent and initiative are rare, and you are about to be recognized for the valuable worker you are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have excellent taste, and it would be a shame not to indulge it. So instead of a half-gallon of cheap ice cream, go for the pint of premium. Concentrated pleasures bring more zest to living. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re not bored, though you may be just a bit under-challenged. Now is not the time to strike out toward the unknown, but you can use that overactive imagination of yours to breathe a little more life into your daily activities. CANCER (June 22-July 22). A recent disappointment is about to be offset by a very pleasant surprise. You’ll forget about the past because the present is so rich with opportunity. A Gemini figures into the fun. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have the stamina of a world-class athlete, though your task may not be a physical one. Your commitment and strength of character propel you forward. A weaker person would have quit ages ago. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Just when you think you’ve hurdled every obstacle, your next challenge comes into focus. It’s a doozy. There’s no time to think, so remain fearless and rely on your instincts.
Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
You’ll be brilliant. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A family quarrel between two beloved members forces you to intercede. Thankfully, your ability to see both sides of an issue has made you a natural peacemaker. You could have been an ambassador! SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll cash in on that stack of karma chips that has been steadily growing over the past few months. Your cheerful disposition is only one reason why good things happen to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll have more help than you need or want. Be patient with colleagues, even if you think they are slowing down the process. You’re facilitating their education. Think of this as a training session. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As you read this horoscope right now, five people are thinking about you. Four of them are either close friends or family. One is someone you don’t know as well as you’d like to. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Think of a book you read years ago that had a significant impact on you. Consider reading it again. It might be a helpful way to reconnect with your core values, which are being tested right now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Take care to channel your passion in a mature way, and it will draw in just the thing you want. Ward against all forms of impatience, including frustration. Remain powerfully calm.
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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 14
courthouse of said county at 12:00 PM on October 13, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Vance County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated in the City of Henderson, Henderson Township, Vance County, North Carolina, being two adjoining lots or parcels, described as follows: FIRST LOT: Beginning at a stake the southeastern corner of the intersection of Montgomery Street and Wester Avenue and run thence South 60 degrees 15’ East 150 feet to an iron stake on Montgomery Street; thence South 29 degrees 45’ West 150 feet to a stake, thence North 60 degrees 15’ West 150 feet to an iron stake on Wester Avenue; thence North 29 degrees 45’ East 150 feet to an iron stake on the intersection of Montgomery Street, the place of beginning being Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Lassiter Property according to the plat made by S. E. Jennette, Engineer on January 12, 1950 to which reference is hereby made for greater
certainty of description. See also Deed in Book 277 at Page 638, and Deed in Book 321, Page 279. LESS a 10-foot section of Lot 6 which was conveyed to W. J. Powell and wife by Deed recorded in Book 331, Page 335, Vance Registry. SECOND LOT: Begin at an iron stake on the eastern edge of Wester Avenue 150 feet from the southeast corner of the intersection of Wester Avenue and Montgomery Street, run thence South 60 degrees 15’ East 140 feet to a point, new corner; run thence South 29 degrees 45’ West 80.5 feet to a point, new corner, in line of Lot #64; run thence along the line of Lot #64 North 60 degrees 15’ West, 140 feet to an iron stake on the eastern edge of Wester Avenue; run thence along Wester Avenue North 29 degrees 45’ East 80.5 feet to an iron stake the point of beginning; thesame being part of Lot #64 of the Robert Lassiter property as shown on Map Book F, Page 17 in the office of the Vance County Register of Deeds to which map reference is hereby made for further description. see also
Deed Book 410, Page 277 and Deed in Book 415, Page 117, Vance Registry. For further reference, see Book 915, Page 316, Vance County Registry. (108112T) And Being more commonly known as: 804 East Montgomery St, Henderson, NC 27536 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Glenwood M. Pointe, Jr. and Sherri H. Pointe. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to
any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. Special Notice for Leasehold Tenants: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental
agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is September 10, 2009.
order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 12:00 PM on October 13, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Vance County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:
Begin at a new iron pin located in the northern margin of State Road 1380, southeast corner of Benjamin M. Floyd and Phillip E. McNeill (Deed Book 773, Page 107) (Tract A, Plat Book “U”, Page 514), said new iron pin being further located approximately 1.2 miles in an eastern direction along State Road 1380 from NC 39. From the beginning point so located, run thence along and with the line of Tract A North 05º 39’ 48” West 426.79 feet to a new iron pin; cornering, run thence North 87º 21’ 24” West 141.20 feet to an existing iron pin; cornering, run thence North 05º 26’ 40” West 162.80 feet to a NL at a bent existing iron pin; cornering, run thence North 75º 29’ 50” East
IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY GLENWOOD M. POINTE, JR. AND SHERRI H. POINTE DATED AUGUST 7, 2002 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 963 AT PAGE 565 IN THE VANCE COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county
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Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.c om/nc/ Oct 1,8, 2009 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 107 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY THOMAS FARRINGTON AND PAMELA FARRINGTON DATED AUGUST 12, 1997 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 798 AT PAGE 439 IN THE VANCE COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court
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188.77 feet to an existing iron pin; cornering, run thence South 11Âş 32â€™ 23â€? East 133.88 feet to a new iron pin; cornering, run thence South 88Âş 57â€™ 53â€? East 261.21 feet to a NL at a bent existing iron pin; cornering, run thence South 00Âş 53â€™ 21â€? West 74.69 feet to an existing iron pin; cornering, run thence South 87Âş 36; 33â€? East 86.59 feet to an existing iron pin, northwest corner for W. W. Noel Jr., (Deed Book 454, Page 206); cornering, run thence along and with Noelâ€™s line the following courses and distances: South 24Âş 42â€™ 53â€? West 135.31 feet to a new iron pin; cornering, run thence North 89Âş 29â€™ 23â€? West 47.04 feet; cornering, run thence South 00Âş 12â€™ 02â€? West 50.22 feet to an existing iron pin; cornering, run thence South 89Âş 22â€™ 15â€? East 14.29 feet to an existing iron pin, Northwest corner for Benjamin M. Floyd and Phillip E. McNeill (Book 773, Page 107) (Tract C, Plat Book â€œUâ€?, Page 514); cornering, run thence along with the line of Tract C South 01Âş 01â€™ 11â€? West 256.16 feet to a new iron pin in the Northern margin of State Road 1380; cornering, run thence along and with the northern margin of State Road 1380, North 89Âş 25â€™ 41â€? West 263.41 feet to a new iron pin, Southeast corner for Tract A, the point and place of beginning. Said Tract containing 4.32 acres as shown on survey for Thomas W. Farrington and Pamela B. Farrington, Williamsboro Township, Vance County as prepared by Alanâ€™s Surveying Company, P.A. dated August 8, 1997 (Alanâ€™s File #V971866-L) and being Tract â€œBâ€? as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book â€œUâ€?, Page 514, Vance County Registry. For further reference and certainty of description see Deed recorded in Book 773, Page 107, Vance County Registry. The above referenced property is subject to the restrictive covenants as recorded in Book 552, Page 512, Vance County Registry. And Being more commonly known as: 1305 Pool Rock Rd, Henderson, NC 27537 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Thomas Farrington aka Thomas W. Farrington and Pamela Farrington aka Pamela B. Farrington. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance â€œAS IS, WHERE IS.â€? Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the
time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. Special Notice for Leasehold Tenants: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is September 10, 2009.
and advertise said parcel of land for upset bids within the 10 day period provided by the Statutes. 2) That the City Clerk is hereby authorized to receive upset bids on said parcel of land within said 10 day period upon compliance by the proposed Purchaser with the General Statutes and depositing with the Clerk the sum of five percent (5%) of its bid, which deposit shall be forfeited if the bid is withdrawn. Any person placing an upset bid must raise the preceding bid by an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the first $1,000.00 of the preceding bid plus five percent (5%) of the excess of the preceding bid over the sum of $1,000.00. 3) City Council reserves the right at any time to reject any and all offers. 4) The sale shall be closed at a mutually agreeable date within 20 days after the City accepts an offer or upset bid, at which time the balance purchase price (after application of the deposit on the same) shall be paid in cash and a â€œNon-Warrantyâ€? Deed delivered to the Purchaser by the City conveying the parcel in fee simple. This the 6th day of October, 2009.
You are required to make defense to such pleadings not later than November 3, 2009, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking relief against you will apply to the court for the relief set out hereinabove. This the 24th day of September, 2009.
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Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.c om/nc/ Oct 1,8, 2009 NOTICE INDICATING THE CITY COUNCILâ€™S PROPOSAL TO ACCEPT A NEGOTIATED OFFER FOR A PARCEL OF LAND REFERRED TO AS VACANT LOT OFF OF EDWARDS STREET OFF OF ANDREWS AVENUE AND TO ADVERTISE FOR UPSET BIDS PER G.S.Â§ 160A-269 WHEREAS, the City of Henderson owns a tract of land including the parcel of property described as follows: Lots Nos. 3, 4 and 5 of the I.M. Green Property off of Andrews Avenue Extension, as surveyed by T.O. Gill, Surveyor. See plat recorded in Plat Book A, Page 51 in the office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, said lots being 100 feet wide each off of Perry Street (now Edwards Street) and having a depth of 215 feet, being the lots conveyed by J.C. Kittrell, Trustee to Leona B. Taylor by deed dated February 20, 1928, recorded in Book 188, Page 170 to which deed and plat reference is hereby made for further description. See also deed from Leona Taylor and husband to J. Roy Jones and wife, recorded in Book 167, Page 303, Vance County Registry. For further reference see deed recorded in Book 853 at Page 316, Vance County Registry. The above property is subject to easements and matters of record. WHEREAS, Mr. Hiram Alvin Johnson, Jr. has offered to purchase said parcel â€œAs Isâ€? for the sum of $3,500.00 payable in cash, and has deposited with the City Clerk the sum of $175, representing a good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, said parcel of land is zoned as R6 and may only be used within guidelines set forth in R6 zoning ordinance until such time as parcel is rezoned; and WHEREAS, the City of Henderson proposes to accept said bid or offer pursuant to the provisions of G.S. Â§ 160A-269. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Henderson: 1) That a notice be advertised in accordance with G.S. Â§ 160A-269 that the City Council of the City of Henderson proposes to accept the above offer
Pamela Glover, City Clerk Oct 8, 2009 NOTICE OF EXECUTOR AND EXECUTRIX Having qualified before the Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County as Executor and Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Sumner Malone Parham, deceased, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them, duly itemized and verified, to the undersigned on or before January 8, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to the estate of said deceased are hereby requested to make prompt settlement with the undersigned. This 2nd day of October, 2009. David S. Parham, Executor of the Estate of Sumner Malone Parham, deceased PO Box 32 Franklin, NC 28744 Cooper Parham Bratton Executrix of the Estate of Sumner Malone Parham, deceased 2507 glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608 T.S. Royster, Jr. Royster, Cross & Hensley, LLP Attorneys at Law P.O. Drawer 1168 Oxford, NC 27565 Oct 8,15,22,29, 2009 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE 09-J-67 COUNTY OF GRANVILLE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN RE: Q. Hanks TO: Reginald Harris TAKE NOTICE that pleadings seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action. The nature of the relief sought is adjudication as to your child born July 29, 2009, to be a dependent juvenile.
N. Kyle Hicks Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC Attorney for Plaintiff 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Sept 24, Oct 1,8, 2009
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MECHANICS needed for local small engine repair business. Please call 252-4369000 for more info. Medical/Clerical. Strong computer skills required. Billing background. Attention to detail. $13$14/hr. depending on experience. 888-3146320. PART-TIME CASHIER NEEDED Applications now being accepted. Must be flexible & 21 years of age.
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Natural Vented Gas Heater 50,000 BTU w/ pipes. Heat & Air Condition Combination unit, w/remote control 16,000 BTU. Air 18,000 BTU Heating Heat & Cool 1300 sqft & more. 2yrs old 1owner, excellant condition. 252438-7184 leave mess. Solid wood off-white entertainment center. Very good condition $300. 252-492-5043 anytime.
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Pets & Supplies AKC Boxers. 7 weeks old. 1st shots. Tails docked. Dew claws removed 252-226-2004. American Pit Bull Terrier Puppies 6wks old. All colors M/F. First Shots given. Champion Sired Parents on Premises. 919-702-8655 FREE to good homes. Jack Russell mix. Black & brown. Black mixed breed. 252-432-3306.
OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Apartment For Rent * Apartments/Homes * 1 to 3BR. $325 to $995/mo. 252-492-8777. W W Properties 2.5BR, 1 BA upstairs. HVAC . 765 1/2 N. Garnett St. $375/mo. 252-430-3777 2BR, 1BA downstairs. LARGE rooms. 265-A Gholson Ave. $425.mo. 252-430-3777.
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Houses For Rent 2BR, 1116 Dabney Dr. Cent. air. Fridge & stove. No pets. $545+ dep & ref 252-492-2353 2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738 3178 Weldonâ€™s Mill Rd. Convenient to Henderson & Louisburg. 3BR, 2.5BA, lg. LR/DR, kitchen w/eating area, den w/fireplace, laundry room. Hardwood floors except in den & kitchen. Carport. AC, gas heat. 252-492-2698.
Dreamhome in Hills 136 acs, 6300 sf home. Unbelievable Mtn Views Ponds, Granville County Owner: 919-624-7905 Call for pics: $999,900 FREE FLAT PANEL TV 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes EalryFalsom Prop. 252-433-9222
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The Rogers Group 252-492-9385 www.rentnc.net Lake condo w/dock. 2BR, 2BA. FP. Washer, dryer, dish washer, garbage disposal, full deck. No pets. Ref. & dep. reqâ€™d. $850/mo. 252-430-4019. Watkins Community. Secluded 2BR brick, all appliances, garage, laundry room. 1 YR. LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $800/mo. + sec dep. 252-4322974
Manufactured Homes For Rent 2BR, 2BA singlewide. A1 condition. $550/mo. + $550 sec. dep. Available in October 252-492-9261. 3BR, 1.5BA, Kit/LR combo. Near Gillburg. $425/mo + $425 sec. dep. 252-492-3675. 3BR, 2BA (large Master BA) SW on large lot. Decks. Convenient to shopping, etc. $550/mo. + sec. dep. 252-430-6570. 3BR, 2BA DW on 2 acres. 10 mi. N of Henderson. F/P, appliances. $650/mo. + $650 dep. 919-7611199.
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
Land For Sale 2 Acres, only $11,990 Close to Kerr Lake Manufactured OK 919-693-8984; Pics: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Manufactured Homes For Sale Model Home: 4BR, 3 Full baths. 2280 sq ft. Time running out on the $8000.00 tax credit. Must see @ Venturesâ€™s Housing Center. 525 Raleigh Road Henderson NC 252-433-9595 14x70 & like new SW 14x76. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035 1600 sq.ft. custom order dw built with wrong color carpet. $8000 OFF. 919-570-6166. Beautiful country setting. Ready to move in! 3BR, 2BA singlewide on 1 acre of land. 336-597-5539. Fall Festival of Homes Sale. A Variety of models in stock and factory overstock are available including Modulars, Doublewides and Singlewides. Call Dan Burnett for details today 252-492-5017
TAKE YOUR PICK 3BR - $39k 4BR - $49k 5BR - $59k 919-570-3366 Zero down with Family land. Why rent when you can own. Call Steve at 252-492-5018. Ask how to get a $1000 prepaid Visa gift card. Oakwood Homes Of Henderson
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Motorcycles For Sale 1990 HONDA GOLDWING 50,000 Miles. $1200.00 Call 252-438-2974 or 252-432-1120
Trucks & Trailers For Sale 1985 Chevy Longbed Pickup.New Paint, 4x4, 327 Engine Asking $4,350 Leave Message Call 919-693-5315 1994 GMC Sierra long bed single cab. 195K mi. Runs good. Body in great shape. $1500 neg. 252-438-8978. 1997 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4x4. Automatic, PS/PB/AC. Good condition. $2500. 919-690-0724. 2001 GMC Sonoma SLS. 134K mi. 4cyl. Runs great $3500 firm 252-438-4073
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Homes For Sale 1st Time Buyers! Donâ€™t miss the $8000 stimulus pkg. 3007 Sydney Hill. 3BR, 2.5BA. Quiet culde-sac near HCC golf course. Screened-in porch, Florida room, more! Call Denise at Remax/Carriage Realty 252-431-4015
2000 Z2 Escort Red. 2DR. Excellent condition $2395 252-438-5706 Honda Accord 1997. Only $700. Priced to Sell! For Listings 800749-8104, Ext. 7042.
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