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Volume XCV, No. 241

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Elections Board says Daye winner in At Large contest

County vetting its first choices

By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Daily Dispatch/GLENN CRAVEN

A worker wearing face and ear protection walks by at the scene on Wednesday where city staff and employees from PSNC Energy were called to stem a natural gas leak that occurred at 302 Zollicoffer Ave. While natural gas is colorless, the leak creates a visible plume most likely by atomizing moisture in the soil or air as it escapes. Below, Henderson firefighters stand by while the leak is capped off.

Gas leak

No evacuation or injuries as crew contains accident By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

A leak in a two-inch line blew a geyser of natural gas into the atmosphere along Zollicoffer Avenue shortly before midday on Wednesday. The potentially dangerous situation was contained after a matter of a few hours. No one was injured. Henderson Assistant Fire Chief Steve Cordell said that situation did not require evacuating residents of the area. There was no fire, but a fire crew stood by as a precaution while a PSNC Energy Please see ECONOMIC, page 4A team stopped the leak,

Index Our Hometown . . . . . 2A Business & Farm. . . . 5A Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 8A Light Side . . . . . . . . . 9A Sports. . . . . . . . . . 1-4B Comics . . . . . . . . . . . 5B Classifieds. . . . . . . 6-7B

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Deaths Baltimore, Md. Thomas H. Christmas, 87 Henderson Sterling W. Ayscue, 69 Preston Mosely, 84 Heddie L.B. Roberts, 66 Oxford Doris E. Glasco, 62 Savannah, Ga. Edmond A. O’Brien, 52

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Ward 4 recount denied

Who’s to direct economic growth? Vance County will go back to the drawing board in its search for an economic development director if a “first-tier” applicant isn’t found among current candidates. Members of the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission got the message Wednesday when County Manager Jerry Ayscue told them the screening process underway has produced “a couple of different options.” It’s possible that someone could be placed in the position by the time the EDC holds its Strategic Planning Retreat Oct. 27-28, “but we’re still doing background checks,” Ayscue said. Jim Kearney, an EDC member who is participating in the interviews of prospective candidates, said he wished “we could have put a couple of them together.” About 50 people have been invited to attend the first day of the retreat session which take place from 7:45 a.m. to late afternoon at the Ambassador Inn & Suites. The second day will be spent at the Bank of

Cordell said. Angie Townsend, a spokesperson for PSNC Energy, said someone hit a two-inch gas pipe while digging. Workmen for the energy company had to dig down to repair the leak, a timeconsuming process. “We couldn’t just squeeze it off,” Townsend said. She added that two customers lost service, but late Wednesday afternoon the gas company was in the final stages of clearing the line so service could be restored. Contact the writer at dirvine@

Public safety study debate heats up Cantley: ‘Fiasco’ has cost $36,000, but report still not ready By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — The City Commission on Tuesday evening voted 4-3 for a budget amendment to pay a final $4,000 amount owed for a study of public safety by the International City/County Management Association, that is, when the document is ready. Commissioner Walter Cantley prior to the vote unsuccessfully called for his fellow commissioners to stop this “nonsense” until the board receives a full length, unedited report. City Manager Mark Donham told the commissioners the reason Cantley for the allocation is because two $18,000 payments were made to the association in Fiscal Year 2008-09 and the $4,000 had to be shifted to this fiscal year so the association can be paid when the document is open for viewing by the commissioners and the public. “The final report has not been submitted,” Donham said, with the estimated time of completion being in December. “We’re still working on drafts.” And Donham said, “We feel that it’s in the best interest of the city to

make sure that we have a full and complete report before we make it public.” Voting for the allocation were Mayor Pro Tem and Public Safety Committee Chairman Howard Herring and Commissioners Paul Kiesow, Chance Wilkinson and Bob Williford. Voting no were Cantley and Commissioners Steve Powell and Bob Shope. Donham on July 23 told a joint session of four City Commission committees that he would be off for a week, but that he and Police Chief John Wolford had obtained a preliminary copy of the study and would sit down and discuss any errors or inaccuracies they found in the approximately 190-page document and ask the association to make the corrections. The Dispatch at the time asked Donham when he wanted to present details in a formal manner before the commissioners and the citizens. Donham at the time replied, “Probably what we’ll do is this: Probably we’ll spend August kind of going through committee and seeing how the committee wants to deal with it. And then probably in September we’ll bring something forward.” Donham, when asked by the Dispatch in an e-mail on Friday for an update, said, “It is looking like it will probably (be) released in December.” That additionally meant the study would not be made public until after the Nov. 3 municipal election. Voters will choose between Mayor Al Woodlief, two-time challenger Please see STUDY, page 3A

Candidate wants fire chief hired By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — Frank Strickland is repeating his call for the hiring of a fire chief. During the public comment phase of Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting, Strickland, the lone speaker, said, “I’m probably the only person in this room that has experience as a public safety officer and Strickland I can tell you right now it doesn’t work.” Strickland, who is chief of police at Meredith College in Raleigh, added that if no one within the Oxford Fire Department can take charge as fire chief, then something is wrong. And Strickland expressed surprise that Mayor Al Woodlief has not advocated the hiring of a fire chief, citing Woodlief’s previous experience with the Fire Department. Woodlief retired as a captain after 25 years with the department and his on-line biography lists him as an honorary member. Please see CANDIDATE, page 3A

The Vance County Board of Elections on Wednesday told Ward 4 At Large City Council candidate Ranger Wilkerson his request for a recount was denied, meaning incumbent George Daye is officially the winner of the Oct. 6 election. “The basis was it did not meet the threshold in the statute,” Board Chairman Jim Kearney said of the reason Wilkerson was told no. State law says a defeated candidate has the right to demand a recount if the difference between the votes for the defeated candidate and the votes for the prevailing candidate is not more than one percent of the total votes cast. And the difference in Wilkerson’s case was more than 2 percent, with a canvassing of the votes on Tuesday showing Daye with 983 to Wilkerson’s 931. Daye could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday. Wilkerson, when reached by the Dispatch, said he would consult with his attorneys and rely on their advice. “I had so many, many people to call me and beg me to please ask for a recount,” Wilkerson said. And Wilkerson said supporters continued contacting him on Wednesday, telling him, “I knew it was going to happen,” a reference to their belief that the recount was not going to occur. “I mean, I went out to Walmart this afternoon. Same thing,” Wilkerson said of the feedback he was receiving while talking with supporters there. And Wilkerson, noting he received bi-racial backing in the election, said of those who cast ballots for him, “They just want to be treated right. That’s all.” “And that’s the same thing with me,” Wilkerson said. “I don’t want to cause no problems whatsoever. I just want to make sure that I lost fair and square.” Wilkerson requested the recount on Monday. The Dispatch on Wednesday asked Kearney whether Wilkerson could do anything else legally. “It’s a matter of law,” Kearney said of the board’s decision. “I don’t think it’s appealable. However, I guess anything is reviewable. So, I don’t know what he might do.” Wilkerson, a former Henderson fire chief, had held the Ward 4 At Large position until being defeated by Daye in a 2007 contest in which four of the eight members of the then-council were voted out of office. Contact the writer at bwest@


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Our Hometown

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mark It Down Today Weed and Seed — The Weed and Seed Steering Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Henderson City Council chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Human relations commission — The City of Henderson’s Human Relations Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Blood drive — The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at M.R. Williams Co. from 1-5:30 pm. 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 Heritage society — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon, October 15 at the Murphy House Restaurant in Louisburg. Everyone that has an interest in the heritage and genealogy of Franklin County is urged to attend. For further information regarding the meeting, contact Joe Pearce, (919) 496-3321; Maylon Cooke, (919) 556-4213; or Annette Goyette, (252) 492-3820. March/rally — A Stomp Out Drugs and Violence March is planned for 4 p.m. in Oxford, beginning at the rear of the National Guard Armory. Participants are asked to assemble by 3:45 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Oxford Housing Authority, the Granville County Schools and various other local agencies. The march will end at the City of Oxford Gymnasium with speakers and presentations from youth groups. Afterwards, games and educational activities are planned on the football field and in the gymnasium. For more information, call (919) 693-6936. 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). Community watch — The West Hills/West Creek/158 ByPass Community Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Maria Parham Medical Center auditorium. Sheriff Peter White will be the guest speaker. All neighbors are encouraged to attend. AARP meeting — The Vance County Chapter of AARP will meet at 2 p.m. at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St. The executive board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring canned meats and other non-perishable food items for the group’s ACTS project.

Friday 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. Pre-show barbecue — The pre-show barbecue for Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame guests will be held at the Ambassador’s Inn & Suites, Parham Road, I-85 Exit 215, Henderson, from 1-6 p.m. and is open to the public. Cost is $4 per plate cover charge. Antique, classic and nostalgia drag cars will be on display. For more information, call the Vance County Tourism Department at (252) 438-2222.

Saturday Maria Parham fundraiser — The Maria Parham Healthcare Foundation is holding its second annual Foundation 5 event in and around Maria Parham Medical Center on Ruin Creek Road today. The event will consist of a 5K run beginning at 8 a.m. and the Heart Healthy Mile event and Kids’ Dash beginning at 8:45 a.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Maria Parham Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit organization geared to promote health care in the local four-county area. The foundation will dedicate all funds from the Heart Healthy Mile to Maria Parham’s Cardiac Rehab Scholarship Program. Participants may register from 7-7:45 a.m. at the registration table. The entry fee is $25 in advance for the 5K and the Heart Healthy Mile, increasing to $30 on race day. The fee for the Kid’s Dash is $10. For more information, contact Nick at (252) 436-1604. Car show — The Show, Shine, Shag & Dine car show will bring hundreds of antique and classic cars, muscle cars and nostalgia drag cars (pre ‘76) to downtown Henderson along Garnett Street today. Registration will be held from 7:30-11 a.m. Cars will be on display until 5 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided and vendors will sell food and other items all day. Admission is free for spectators. Registration fee is charged for judged and non-judged car entries. For more information, call the Vance County Tourism Department at (252) 438-2222. Rabies clinic — Citizens for Animal Protection of Warren County is sponsoring a free rabies clinic for Warren County cats and dogs on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warrenton Lions Club Parking Lot, 249 W. Ridgeway St. The clinic is also offered to those with a Littleton address. Limit of 10 animals per vehicle and cats must be in a carrier. Vance County Farmers’ market — The Vance County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located at the intersection of Williams and Arch streets in downtown Henderson. Vendors interested in selling at the market should contact Wayne Rowland at 438-8188. Warren County Farmers’ Market — The Warren County Farmer’s Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Market and Main streets in historic downtown Warrenton. All produce is locally grown by the vendors. For more information or to receive a vendor application, contact the Warren County Extension Center at 257-3640. Oxford Farmers’ Market — The Oxford Farmers’ Market, located on the corner of McClanahan and Lanier streets across from the police station in Oxford, is open from 7 a.m. to noon. Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring The Woodlief Band at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878. Master gardeners — The Master Gardeners will be at Franklin Brothers Nursery and Greenhouse, 3193 Vicksboro Road, Henderson, from 10 a.m. to noon for a plant clinic. If you have any questions please call Franklin Brothers at 252492-6166. Ridgeway Opry House — Performing this week are Julia Morton, Matt Nelson, Verlin Bailey, Jeff Jeffries and Friends, Joyce Chisenhall, Jackie Turner, and Frieda & Ellen with High Mountain Harmony. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Coming Oct. 24, New Grace Bluegrass.

Sunday Hall of fame — The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame reunion and awards presentation will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. An awards presentation and induction ceremony honoring this year’s inductees into the hall of fame will be held at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Vance County Tourism Department at (252) 438-2222.

Winners take home bikes in Fire Prevention coloring contest Fire Prevention Week coloring contest winners named during this year’s open house at the Henderson Fire Station #2 on Oct. 10 were (kindergarten-1st grade) Anna Hope, Vance Charter School (first place), Kaitlyn Whittemore, Vance Charter School (second place), and Josie Nevils, Vance Charter School (third place); (2nd-4th grades) Hunter Edwards, Aycock Elementary (1st place), Shatasia Davis, Aycock Elementary (second place) and Somia Terry, Boys and Girls Club (third place); (5th-6th grades), Katie Ayscue, Vance Charter School (first place); Kimberly Stone, Vance Charter School (second place), and Maddie Sauer, Vance Charter School (third place). Pictured (above) are Edwards, Terry, Stone, Ayscue, Whittemore, Nevils and Hope with Fire Chief Daniel Wilkerson. Pictured with the fire chief (at right) is Sauer. Not pictured is Davis. The first place winners received a bike and will spend a day with Wilkerson as “Chief for the Day.” Second and third place winners received a ribbon and a toy.

Last chance to see ‘The Pajama Game’ at Granville Little Theatre Friday and Saturday The Granville Little Theatre’s production of the award winning musical, “The Pajama Game,” ends this weekend with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oxford City Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children. This adult musical is set at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where the union is seeking a wage hike of seven and a half cents an hour. The play is based on the “game” of selling pajamas (not a pajama party), so this is not a play for young children. With great songs and wonderful choreography the enthusiastic cast brings the conflict and

Cast members of “The Pajama Game” will wrap up Granville Little Theatre’s production of the musical this weekend. romance to a wonderful conclusion. For more information

and directions, go to www. or call (919) 482-0777.

‘Meet Me In The Street’ delayed again The final “Meet Me In The Street” event for this season has been rescheduled for a second time due to inclement weather. The

event was planned for 5:30 p.m. today in downtown Henderson, but has been postponed to next Thursday, Oct. 22, due to the weather

forecast for rain. The event is sponsored by the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce and a number of local businesses.

Testing eliminated for high school diplomas With state budget cuts for the 2009-2010 school year approved by the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction has eliminated the competency tests in reading and mathematics and the computer skills tests and their alternate assessments. Since there were students who failed to meet the competency and/or computer skills proficiency standards, a transition plan to address the graduation requirements for these students has been developed.


The plan stipulates that as of this past July 1, students who met all state and local graduation requirements except for achieving proficiency on the North Carolina Competency Tests of Reading and/or Mathematics and/or the North Carolina Computer Skills Tests and/or their alternate assessments are allowed to receive their high school diploma. The state is allowing these students to receive their high school diploma through this transition plan until July 1, 2014.


Life Event

Yard sale The Britthaven Relay for Life team will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Britthaven, 1245 Park Ave., Henderson. All proceeds will go to Vance County Relay for Life.

Vance County Schools will issue high school diplomas to eligible former students through this transition plan. To request a high school diploma through this plan, former students should contact the Vance County Schools’ Student Records Department by calling (252) 492-2127 or by coming to the department located in the school system’s Administrative Services Center at 1724 Graham Ave. in Henderson.

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Frank Strickland and writein candidate Powell for the city’s top position for a twoyear term. And Shope has endorsed Strickland. And voters will choose four commission positions being left vacant because Kiesow, Powell, Shope and Wilkinson are not seeking re-election. Thirteen candidates are competing to fill the positions for a four-year term. The commission majority on Jan. 13 gave Donham, who was hired in May 2008, the go-ahead for the study of public safety. Cantley cast the lone dissenting vote, citing concern about the impact on municipal finances. Shope was absent for personal reasons. During Tuesday evening’s commission meeting, Cantley, reading from a prepared text, said: “This fiasco has been going on since May. And we have already paid ICMA $36,000 and still have no idea what they have recommended. This report belongs to the city, who paid for it, not just a few individuals who apparently are trying to interpret it by themselves. Let the board decide what they said.” “If we keep trying to tweak and change their recommendation, then we’ve wasted city funds,” Cantley added. Turning to Donham, Cantley said: “Mark, I think you’ve had this report in your hand since mid-July or before. And we still have not received even a brief preview of what they recommended. Please tell us what the problem is. I am now asking for a copy of the original document submitted from the ICMA so we may

compare their recommendation to yours.” Williford asked what the contract says regarding the $4,000. “It says it’s to be paid when the final copy is delivered,” Donham said. “Then we should hold off,” Williford said. Cantley said, “We ought to have it.” Donham said the city is simply moving money into this current fiscal year and maintained the report will be made public. When Cantley asked when about the latter, Donham said December. “But, again, I advise you to think about this carefully, because you don’t want a study to be released until it’s ready to be released,” Donham said. “We’ve got time,” Donham said, adding, along the lines of e-mail correspondence with the Dispatch on Friday, that he has confidence in Wolford, who has been doubling as fire chief since Lanny Dillehay’s Jan. 16 departure. And Donham told the commissioners he believes the Fire Department is doing an excellent job. “So, there’s no need to rush this just to rush it,” Donham said of the study. “We need to, you know, make sure that we do it correctly. And we don’t want to waste the money. We want to spend it effectively. “And I think the way to spend it effectively is to wait until it’s completed” and then hand the report to the Public Safety Committee, Donham said. “And it’ll be released at that time to both the commission and the public,” Donham added.

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ing until the new commission takes office, adding,“If you do something in November, I mean, they can turn around and redo it in December.” Wilkinson said he is not passing the buck, “but I think the new board ought to have a chance to look at some of these things.” “Amen,” Herring said. Cantley noted the new commission has the power to rescind a previous commission’s action. Powell wanted to know from Donham what would happen when the $4,000 is appropriated. Donham reiterated the report would be presented to the Public Safety Committee and added, “Everyone on the commission will have a chance to have input.” Powell said, “It’s dangling out there. And I would just like to have something concrete, other than theoretical, to let me know, let us know.” The commission met in open session for approximately an hour and 10 minutes before going into closed session, citing the personnel exemption to the state’s open meetings laws. The closed session was in response to an Oct. 4 e-mail from Powell to Donham raising questions about scheduling by the Recreation Department and about Donham’s administration. On Tuesday evening, Woodlief, the commissioners, Donham and Recreation Director Mary Caudle met behind closed doors for approximately 20 minutes. City Attorney Tom Burnette afterward told the Dispatch no action was taken.

remarks and Woodlief quickly moved on with the meeting. Donham has said his plan was to wait until after the International City/County Management Association provided details from a $40,000 study of public safety before making a decision about whether to start a search to replace Dillehay. Donham is saying the study will be ready for viewing by the commissioners and the public in December. Strickland is opposing Woodlief for the third consecutive time in the Nov.

3 municipal election and departing Commissioner Steve Powell has entered the contest for mayor as a write-in candidate. Strickland has favored a self study of public safety. And Strickland has repeatedly called for Woodlief’s resignation, has said he believes Woodlief lied to cover up alleged misconduct by Wolford and had called for the ouster of Tommy Marrow when Marrow was the previous city manager.

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CANDIDATE, from page one Oxford’s previous fire chief, Lanny Dillehay, departed on Jan. 16. Additionally, the Fire Department lost Assistant Chief Butch Ball to retirement, with Ball’s last official day being on March 1. City Manager Mark Donham tapped Police Chief John Wolford to double as acting fire chief. Strickland on Tuesday evening told the commissioners and commission candidates in the audience: “Don’t let ‘em sell you a false bill of goods. When there is a major fire, it takes the police officers off the

street. I know. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. And I know exactly what’s involved in firefighting.” The latter includes much pre-planning and training because of the presence of industries locally and much work getting a fire truck prepared for another run after the fighting of a fire, Strickland said. “But it is a definite, different job than police and we should treat it like that,” Strickland said. Woodlief and the rest of the city officials said nothing in response to Strickland’s

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News Briefs N.C. students still beating national average in math RALEIGH (AP) — New math scores show North Carolina fourth- and eighth-graders are still performing better than students nationwide. The biennial National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday by the federal government shows North Carolina fourth-graders improved their scores slightly compared to 2007. There was no change from 2007 to 2009 for eighthgrade scores. North Carolina fourthgraders on average scored 244 points on a 500-point scale, compared with 239 points nationwide. Eighth-graders scored 284 compared to 282 for the nation. State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison said other results show state education standards are improving through time. The percentage of North Carolina fourth- and eighth-graders performing basic-level work or higher on the tests has increased markedly since the early 1990s.

Health care firm to bring 300 jobs in Charlotte RALEIGH (AP) — A health care purchasing and data company is moving its headquarters from California to North Carolina as it increases its work force by 300 jobs. A state economic incentives panel approved an agreement Wednesday with Premier Inc. The company could receive more than $4 million in grants if it creates the jobs over the next five years in Charlotte and keeps them through 2018. The company already employs about 750 people in Charlotte. The Commerce Department says Premier also will move its headquarters from San Diego to North Carolina’s largest city. Premier is owned by more than 200 not-forprofit hospitals and health care systems that share clinical information and leverage purchasing to reduce costs. The alliance works with more than 2,200 hospitals and 63,000 health care providers.

No trick: Church to burn Bibles, books CANTON (AP) — A North Carolina pastor says his church in Canton plans to burn Bibles and

books by Christian authors on Halloween to light a fire under true believers. Pastor Marc Grizzard told Asheville TV station WLOS that the King James version of the Bible is the only one his small western North Carolina church follows. He says all other versions, such as the Living Bible, are “satanic” and “perversions” of God’s word. On Halloween night, Grizzard and the 14 members of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church also will burn music and books by Christian authors, such as Billy Graham and Rick Warren. Telephone calls to the Amazing Grace Baptist Church and Grizzard’s home were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Forest Service closes OHV trail in western N.C. MURPHY (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is permanently closing the Upper Tellico off-highway vehicle trail system in Cherokee County to correct erosion problems in the watershed. The Forest Service said Wednesday it was closing the 39-mile trail system located about 10 miles west of Murphy in the Nantahala National Forest. The agency decided to close the trail because of erosion problems in the Upper Tellico River watershed. The Asheville CitizenTimes reported that the Forest Service first began looking at runoff problems after several environmental groups threatened to sue the agency in July 2007. They charged that the Forest Service violated laws by failing to prevent mud from eroded trails from polluting streams. Officials say it will cost more than $2 million to correct the erosion problems now occurring.

Part of Blue Ridge Parkway closed ASHEVILLE (AP) — The Blue Ridge Parkway has been closed south of Asheville, approaching Mount Pisgah, because officials fear the possibility that a nearby slope will crumble. Engineers with the Federal Highway Administration determined Wednesday that the amount of rain that’s already fallen, combined with the possibility and more rain and the tenuous condition of the slope create a high risk of failure. The slope failed in 2002

ECONOMIC, from page one America, and will involve only EDC members. Andrea Harris, who is on the board, said she would like for all of the members to have comprehensive data pertaining to industries, jobs, unemployment and other facets of life in Vance County and Henderson prior to the retreat. Rick Seekins, who is with the Kerr-Tar Region-

al Council of Goverments, said he would try to gather information that the board can use in its discussions. In other business, Chairman Sam Watkins and some other EDC members expressed disappointment over having to withdraw the board’s proposal to relocate the Small Business Center to downtown Henderson from the Oct. 5 meeting agenda

and has been closely monitored since being repaired. The closure is in effect until further notice from Milepost 393.6 at the French Broad river junction to Milepost 405.5 near the Pisgah Campground Country Store.

Couple accused of defrauding Cisco of $23 million RALEIGH (AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina couple has been charged with stiffing Cisco Systems Inc. in a $23 million mail fraud and money laundering scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh said Wednesday Mario and Jennifer Easevoli were arrested Sept. 28 in Phoenix. A third person has not been arrested. The indictment says Mario Easevoli was president of North Carolina-based Synergy Communications Corp. Jennifer Easevoli was vice president. Authorities say the three used fictitious companies to get networking equipment parts from California-based Cisco. They sold the parts, depositing proceeds in a Synergy account. Court papers did not say if the Easevolis have attorneys. The Bureau of Prisons Web site said Mario Easevoli was being held in Oklahoma City and had no listing for Jennifer Easevoli.

Stimulus to N.C. saves, creates 24,000 jobs so far RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina government says federal stimulus money sent directly to state agencies has saved or created at least more than 24,000 jobs so far. The North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment began rolling out numbers late Wednesday on how the federal money received has been spent to date. State agencies had a deadline last weekend to report to Washington on the use of recovery dollars. Sizeable amounts of money have been used so far to fill revenue gaps in the state budget, contract for 110 highway projects and provide supplemental funds to local school districts. The state recovery office said more than 19,000 of the jobs were saved or created, thanks to more than $1 billion set aside in the budget for the public schools and Medicaid.

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HENDERSON — Sterling Wheeler Ayscue, age 69, a former resident of 3899 Warrenton Road, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at The Hospice Home of Alamance in Burlington. Born in Franklin County on March 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Nathan Nathaniel Ayscue and Nelford Patterson Ayscue. He was a retired tree surgeon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. L.T. Harris. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. He is survived by one daughter, Faith Ann Arvidson of Burlington; and was the beloved brother of Linwood Ayscue of Timberlake, and Wade Ayscue of Henderson; and his four

Doris E. Glasco OXFORD — Doris Elizabeth Glasco, 62, of 5086 Antioch Road, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at her home. She was the daughter of Mary L. Harris and the late John Willie Harris. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she served on several auxiliaries. Survivors include her husband, McLeonard Glasco Sr. of the home; two daughters, JoAnn Glasco of Raleigh and Antonia Glasco of Winston-Salem; a son, McLeonard Glasco Jr. of Oxford; nine sisters, Mary Cozart, Betty Smith, Julia Cozart, Ann Bass, Pattie Cozart, Melinda Hunt, Jackie Bullock, Elaine Brodie and Angela Rogers; and four brothers, John Willie Jr., Chester, Robert and Elder Bruce Harris. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church by the Rev. Adolphus Smith. Burial will follow in the Morning Star Baptist Church cemetery on Antioch Road. The viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Edmond A. O’Brien SAVANNAH, Ga. — Edmond Anthony O’Brien, 52, of 1425 King George Boulevard, Savannah, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at the Memorial Health Care Center in Savannah. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bettie O’Brien; a

daughter, April O’Brien of New Jersey; his father, Leonard O’Brien of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two brothers, Zachary O’Brien of New York and Leonard O’Brien of New Jersey; two sisters, Angela O’Brien and Audrey O’Brien, both of New York; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday at the Betts and Son Chapel, with eulogy by the Rev. Curtis McCrae. Burial will follow in the Lewis Chapel U.C.C. Cemetery with Military Rites. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service at the Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Preston Mosely HENDERSON — Preston Mosely, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Guardian Care of Henderson. The family will receive friends at the residence of Susie Fields, 2645 Thomas Road, in the Williamsboro community. Funeral arrangements

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Heddie L.B. Roberts HENDERSON — Heddie Lamarr Brown Roberts, 66, of 874 Gun Club Road, died Oct. 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Macon, Ga., and was the daughter of the late John and Cotis Tallem Brown. As an adult, she resided in New York for many years before moving to Henderson. Survivors include her husband, Conrad Francis Roberts Jr. of the home; two daughters, Debby Allen of Henderson and Ginger Good of Raleigh; four grandchildren; four sisters, Frankie Johnson, Mable Swain, Betty Hart and Joyce Perkinson, all of Macon, Ga.; and four brothers, Douglas Brown, Benton Brown, Sammy Brown and Anthony Brown, all of Macon, Ga. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Davis-Royster Funeral Chapel by the Rev. William Goode. Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

2 swine flu vaccine doses for kids under 10 likely By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer

of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For younger children, the protection from one shot is “modest but not sufficient to allow for one dose to do the trick,” he said. Sanofi is the only company licensed in the United States to make vaccine for children as young as 6 months old. The company tested two strengths of the vaccine, given as two shots 21 days apart. The vaccine was tested in 474 children ages 6 months through 9 years old. Only half of children 6 months to 3 years old had enough protection after one shot of the higher

Test results of its swine flu vaccine suggest that children under 10 are likely to need two shots to be fully protected, vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur said Wednesday. Federal officials said the news is not surprising, since this age group needs two doses of regular seasonal flu vaccine the very first time they ever are for the Vance County Comgiven a flu vaccine for full missioners. immunity to develop. Just prior to the beginThe new Sanofi results ning of the EDC session on back up what government Wednesday, Watkins told tests are showing, said Dr. a Daily Dispatch reporter Anthony Fauci, director that he had been “lobbied” of the National Institute by a commissioner to withdraw the proposal Oct. 5 because it didn’t have the WARREN COUNTY votes needed for approval. Contact the writer at

sisters, Edna A. Mosley, Dorothy A. Seiple, and Esther A. Perkinson all of Henderson, and Kathryn A. Ellington of Cary. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Jessica Arvidson; and his very special friends, Rhonda, Susan, and Scottie. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian A. Baker; and five brothers, Owen N. Ayscue, Willard Hartwell Ayscue, Larry Roger Ayscue, Sr., Milton Ray Ayscue, and Calvin Durward Ayscue. The family will receive friends today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to a charity or church of one’s choice. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

strength vaccine, as did three-fourths of children 3 to 9 years old, Sanofi reported. For adults, one shot of the higher strength vaccine appears to be enough, Sanofi reported earlier. Another option for people without medical problems is FluMist, a nasal spray vaccine. It is approved for healthy people 2 to 49 years old. The nasal spray accounts for most of the vaccine available now, although shots are starting to make their way to states. Pregnant women and young children are among the groups most urged to seek the vaccine as soon as it is available.

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In a Sept. 4 photo, Eleanor Chittum is shown at a retirement home in Winston-Salem. She has spent a year-and-a-half in court fighting a debt she says she doesn’t owe. A North Carolina law that took effect this month requires debt buyers filing collection lawsuits to produce documents proving they’re the ones owed the money. say she owed $1,800. “Then they sent me a bill for that amount, and I said, ‘Why do I owe that? I paid it off,’” Chittum said. “I was shocked to see this bill come in like that.” A North Carolina company called Brock and Scott Holdings Inc. filed a lawsuit in late 2007 saying Chittum owed them the original amount plus interest. The company’s lawyer said it wasn’t required to prove from the outset that Chittum owed the debt, just that its records were kept properly. Under the new state law, it would have had to document that she owed the money. “If she owes the debt, she’ll pay it. We’ve tried for a year and a half to get them to prove that she owes the debt,” said Charles F. Hall IV, a Legal Aid attorney representing Chittum. Neither Brock and Scott Holding executives nor an attorney pursuing Chittum’s debt responded to requests for comment. “The bottom line: people should pay their debts,” Cooper said. “But what this legislation does is make the debt buyer produce proof that the debt is actually owed.” A New York City ordinance passed last spring requires similar proof from debt collectors, forcing them to tell consumers what company they represent, the original creditor, and the amount of the debt they owe. “Anyone contacted by a debt collection agency will now be empowered to demand written documentation regarding the status and history of the debt,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. But debt buyers say it’s unfair to limit their right to force people to pay their bills. “They should be eligible to pursue any remedy in court that any owner of an asset can,” said David

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WINSTON-SALEM — With many Americans in dire financial straits, states are cracking down to make sure aggressive debt collectors target only people who legitimately owe them money. National consumer credit laws already prohibit collection agencies from harassing, deceptive, or unfair practices like telling neighbors or family about what is owed, or calling before 8 a.m. or late at night. Since the recession started, at least a half-dozen states have adopted additional limits, like imposing statutes of limitation on collections and adding opportunities to punish abusive practices in court. Other states may follow suit. Lawmakers are increasingly focusing on outfits that buy bad debt from credit card companies and other lenders for pennies on the dollar and profit when they collect more than they paid. Debtors — some agree they owe money, others say they’ve already paid or are disputing their bills — have reported being bombarded with calls and subjected to foul language and threats of arrest or deportation. A North Carolina law that took effect this month requires debt buyers filing collection lawsuits to produce documents proving they’re the ones owed the money. Trying to collect on a debt that a company should reasonably know is invalid could lead to lawsuits and civil penalties of up to $4,000 per violation. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper cites the case of a 65-year-old woman who had been plagued by up to five collection calls a day until her lawyer demanded proof she owed the money, then learned collectors were looking for a debtor in Greensboro, about 140 miles to the west. “We’ve gotten a lot of cases that the debt is not owed or the debt has been paid off,” Cooper said. “They call and they browbeat people to pay money that they don’t even owe.” Other states including Idaho, Colorado, New York, Arkansas and Maryland, along with New York City, have also recently passed more explicit rules for debt collectors. Legislators in several more — including Massachusetts and New Jersey — have pushed bills that could come up again in next year’s legislative sessions. North Carolina’s law came too late to help Eleanor Chittum, 63, who now lives in a Winston-Salem convalescent home. Her records showed she owed $1,439 to Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank on a Visa card, but paid off that account by transferring it to another card. She was stunned when a collection company contacted her to


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In this image released Wednesday by People Magazine, the cover of the magazine is shown with Jaycee Dugard. Dugard was 11 when police say she was abducted outside her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991, she is now 29. Garrido, People reports. Authorities say Dugard and her daughters lived

in a hidden encampment of sheds and tents in Garrido’s backyard. Garrido and his wife, Nancy, have been charged with kidnapping and rape in Dugard’s 1991 disappearance outside her South Lake Tahoe home. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty. Family spokeswoman Erika Schulte told NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday that Dugard decided to release photos to People magazine as a way to “share her joy with the world” and show how well she’s doing. Schulte said Dugard has formed a very close bond with her sister, Shayna, who was just a baby when Dugard was kidnapped. Dugard told People she rides horses, cooks meals and is thinking of collaborating on a book.

Navajo Nation mourns death of Code Talker PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Willard Varnell Oliver, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, died Wednesday. He was 88. Lawrence Oliver said his father died at the Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System Hospital in Prescott, Ariz. He had been declining health for the past two years.

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. ordered flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at halfstaff from Oct. 15-19 in honor of Oliver, who is at least the fifth Code Talker to die since May. Oliver was part of an elite group of Navajo Marines who confused the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in Navajo. The Code Talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the

Pacific from 1942 to 1945. Their work was declassified in 1968. Oliver, who grew up between Shiprock and Farmington, N.M., served in the South Pacific with the 2nd Marine Division from 1943 to 1945. He was wounded during the battle of Saipan of 1944. Oliver’s brother, Lloyd Oliver, was also a member of the elite group. His funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in his hometown of Lukachukai.

Obama: Looking for ways to create jobs By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Standing at the site of a highway project funded by his massive economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he is committed to exploring all avenues to create jobs. “Middle-class Americans are the ones who built this country,” Obama said. “They deserve leaders in Washington who are willing to work as hard as they work.” Obama spoke af-

ter touring a highway construction site in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington. The Fairfax County Parkway Extension project is the state’s largest stimulus-funded project. When completed, it will connect both ends of Fairfax County. Obama first visited the project in February, when work was just beginning. He said the progress that’s been made since then is just one example of the work that’s being done to turn the economy around. “We are moving in the right direction,” he said.

The site is one of 8,000 road and bridge projects approved under the $787 billion economic stimulus bill Obama signed just after taking office. Construction is under way on nearly 5,000 of those projects. Obama said many are coming in 10 to 20 percent under budget, which will allow the government to invest in more projects. Despite the stimulus, the national unemployment rate stands at 9.8 percent. Economists have said unemployment could continue to rise.

Oregon man, 27, gets probation for stabbing fish PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 27-year-old man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and killed her pet fish has been sentenced to two years probation and a psychological evaluation. Court documents say Donald Earl Fite III wanted to reunite with the woman in July, but she wasn’t willing. Fite shoved her against a wall and tossed her against a bathtub. The woman fled, then returned to find her fish on the floor with a knife through it. Court documents say Fite

told an officer, “If she can’t have me, then she can’t have the fish.” The Oregonian newspaper reports Fite declined comment Tuesday. His attorney, Tom

Macnair, said stabbing the fish was “a very low point” in his client’s life. Fite pleaded guilty to animal abuse and domesticviolence assault.

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VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests • Preston Williams, 42, of 4053 Pine Tree Hollow Road, Oxford, was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Child support, 2 counts. Bond was set at $700. Court date Oct. 28. • Kinsey Adcock, 19, of 9731 Hicksboro Road was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Misdemeanor failure to appear on larceny charge. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of no operator’s license. Bond was set at $5,000. Court date Nov. 3. • Tiffany Wade, 26, of 1235 Pine Ridge Road was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Failure to appear on school attendance law vioilation. Bond was set at $2,000. Court date Nov. 3. • Chauncey Obrien Jefferson, 29, of 2370 Thomas Road was arrested Oct. 13. Failure to appear, 2 counts. Driving

while license revoked. Driving while impaired. Bond was set at $1,000. Court date Nov. 9. • Derrick Stroman Jr., 21, of 2008 Flintwood Drive, Augusta, Ga., was arrested Oct. 13. Failure to appear on charges of noise ordinance viiolation and failing to notify DMV of address change. • Richard Abney Jr., 32, of 378 Cedar Rock Lane Cottage 3 was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Harassing phone call. No bond. Court date Oct. 26. • Kattie Woodard Balthrope, 50, of 233 Swain St. was arrested on Oct. 13. Misdemeanor simple assault. Bond was set at $500. Court date Nov. 7.

Larceny • John Gordon Ulmer, 33, of 133 Brookcove Way reported Oct. 13 the theft from 122

Brookcove Way of the following items and their values: .45-caliber black Taurus handgun, $500; black Bushmaster/A AR15 with collapsible scope, $1,200; Mossburg 12-gauge over/under shotgun, $489; Ruger/10/22 stainless steel rifle, $222; Mossburg/22C stainless steel riflt, $160; and Snakecharmer pistol-grip shotgun, $100. • Triton Housing, 301 N. Louisburg Road, Spring Hope, N.C., reported Oct. 13 the theft from 387 Mum Lane of a hot water heater valued at $1,400 and a door with brass knob valued at $200. • Paul Collins, 21, of 2589 Beechtree Trail, Kittrell, reported Oct. 10 the theft of a white male pit bull valued at $1,000. • Ardra Leach, 38, of 1215 Hight St. reported Oct. 13 the theft from the residence of an X-Box 360 valued at $400 and 9 X-Box 360 games and a small gray safe, no values listed.

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • Shaquon Montrell Jones, 19, 524 Grant St. was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Failure to appear on misdemeanor charge of no operator’s license. Bond was set at $800. Court date Nov. 9. • Sharon Lucas, 33, of 120 Hamilton St. was served with a criminal summons on Oct. 13. Misdemeanor fail to return property. No bond. Court date Nov. 2. • Robert Eugene Brodie, 45, of 722 Young Ave. was arrested Oct. 13. Misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Bond

was set at $500. Court date Nov. 9. • Sheila Neal, 36, of 895 Southern Mill Road waas served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond was set at $750. Court date Nov. 9. • Tanya Lee Rayner, 46, of 561 McBorn St. was arrested Oct. 13. Misdemeanor larceny. Bond citation. Court date Dec. 1. • Eric Wendell Seward, 39, of 13279 Camp Kanata Road, Wake Forest, was arrested Oct. 13. Misdemeanor worthless checks. Bond was set at $300. Court date Nov. 9. • Jessica Ellington, 20, of

954 Abbott St. was served with an order for arrest on Oct. 13. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond wa set at $6,000. Court date Nov. 9.

Larceny • Anthony Carrington, 33, of 825 Nicholas St. reported Oct. 13 the theft from a vehicle of a Kenwood DVD/CD player valued at $600 and an Audiofon amplifier valued at $300. Damage to 2 door windows estimated at $400. • Lowe’s, 166 Dabney Road, reported Oct. 13 the theft of 3 socket sets valued at $110.

La. police: Smell of pickles might lead to thieves SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say the pungent smell of pickles or jalapenos may lead to the perpetrators of a crime. Police in Slidell, a small town just east of New Orleans, are asking parents to call authorities if their

children came home smelling like pickles or jalapenos over the weekend, or if they hear about students selling lots of candy. Capt. Kevin Foltz says thieves stole $1,000 worth of candy and five cases of soda and sports drinks

from a stand at John Slidell Park. While inside, the thieves ate dill pickles and poured pickled jalapenos around the stand. Foltz says a nacho cheese machine and boxes of chips and sunflower seeds will be checked for fingerprints.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prize is a vision for a better America


Editorial Board: James Edwards, Publisher Glenn Craven, Editor

Don Dulin, News Editor

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Daily Meditation But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10

Our Opinion

Stay smart, avoid scams The man who stood at our front counter on Tuesday morning was concerned for the community. He has a right to be. And his warning is one that we’ve issued before, and will probably issue again. Beware of unscrupulous people who will steal you blind with promises of bigger and better things. If an offer you’ve received sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is. This gentleman was both wise and a bit lucky. He received a document showing that “total payments now pending” in some supposed prize pool equaled $3,175,536. And all he needed to do to get a share, supposedly, was to provide some bank information for the deposit and submit a small fee for processing. He’d actually torn the response card from the letterhead to start the process when his wisdom and defense mechanisms kicked in. “I knew something wasn’t right,” he said. So, the man used an Internet-capable phone to search the sender’s business name: International Award Advisors. The results were predictable. Web pages described the company’s letters with words such as “complaints,” “scam,” “bogus” and “rip off.” Our visitor decided at that point to tell us about the letter and perhaps protect other Henderson residents from making mistake and sending money or bank information to International Award Advisors. And he said he’d take our advice and present the letter to the police to see if authorities cared to take any action. It’s good news when someone is shrewd enough not to get taken in by these scams. But letters (and e-mails and phone calls) like this one are bad news for honest consumers. If anyone sends you correspondence like this gentleman received, don’t believe the claims until you can prove them. And certainly don’t send any money or banking information.

Quotable “The bottom line here is we need a final bill, a merged bill, that gets 60 votes. Our goal is to pass health care reform not just talk about it.” — Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in a statement after a historic legislation to expand U.S. health care and control costs won its first Republican supporter and cleared a key Senate hurdle. “In almost all developed countries, abortion is safe and legal. But in much of the developing world, abortion remains highly restricted, and unsafe abortion is common and continues to damage women’s health and threaten their survival.” — Guttmacher Institute President Sharon Camp, in a statement after the research institute released a report saying that increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year.

So I guess now he’s a socialist-terrorist-secret-Muslimradical-Christian-Hitler-clone and Nobel Prize winner? Forgive me for laughing, but half the fun of Friday’s surprise news that President Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize lay in anticipating how his political adversaries would react. They did not disappoint. Rush Limbaugh pronounced the award “a greater embarrassment” than Chicago’s failure to land the Olympics. Titular GOP leader Michael Steele said the honor reflected only the president’s “star power.” Blogger Erick Erickson called it “affirmative action.” Of course, not even Barack Obama’s fiercest defenders — or, for that matter, the president himself — could argue with a straight face that he’s accomplished anything that merits this prestigious prize whose previous recipients include Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Martin Luther King Jr. “To be honest,” said Obama, “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize.”

He’s right, of course. But then, one suspects that what is really being honored here is not Barack Obama at all — and that “honored” is probably the wrong verb, to boot. I suspect that last week’s award was intended less to honor than to remind. As in, to Leonard prod a Pitts sometimes Distributed by amnesiac Cagle Cartoons nation into remembering and reclaiming its very best self. There has always been something rather bipolar about the United States of America. We have periodically seesawed between competing extremes. We’ve been the visionary and great-hearted America that declared life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness inalienable rights, that fed and rebuilt Europe after a world war, that went to the moon, that inspired the world through the force of its ideals. And we’ve been the paranoid, reactionary America

too small for those same ideals, the xenophobic, fraidy-cat America that wiretaps and witch hunts and sees Reds behind every lamp post, illegals on every street corner, terrorists at every bus stop. The latter America has asserted itself emphatically in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Encouraged by President Bush and his endless appeals to expedience and fear, we retreated from our ideals the way you do from a house afire; indeed, we openly questioned whether ideals were still tenable in this frightening new era. In the absence of ideals, we tortured, detained, spied, lied, alibied, all to a chorus of demagogic appeals that would have done Joe McCarthy and Charles Coughlin proud. Meantime the world watched and wondered what had become of the other America, the better one. Then along comes Barack Obama promising hope and change. Yes, it was just a political slogan. Except that this slogan from the campaign of 2008 doesn’t recede into irrelevance quite as readily as others before it — mainly because it was not what they were. Not, in other words,

simply a tool to be used in a contest between competing political visions. Rather, it was a clarion call for people left bereft by the loss of the better America. It was an invitation to feel clean again for the first time in years. And if the invitation was powerful enough to get Obama elected, it was also powerful enough to lift a world that needs the better America and was beginning to wonder where it had gone. So this prize seems to me less an endorsement of Obama than a stamp of approval for a vision of our national greatness many had feared lost for good. Granted, hope and change don’t write health care bills or silence tea party extremists. But they do remind us of the values that are supposed to shape us and of the better America we can sometimes be. Barack Obama’s election suggested that some Americans have missed that America. His Nobel Prize suggests they aren’t the only ones. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@

Letters to the Editor Ditch the bat and beg forgiveness To the editor: This letter is to the thief, who stole the bat from Lifetime Sports. Wow! That must have been scary for you! Did you plan to take what didn’t belong to you, or did we trust you for a minute too long — long enough for you to give in to temptation and steal? Are you a new criminal, or have you been hurting other people for so long that it has become a curse? Either way, I can only imagine how panicky it must have been to run through the parking lot while trying to hide a big, stolen bat. Now, of course, we are both hurt. Paying for your stolen Mizuno Frenzy, and replacing Attitudes about equal it with one for an honest athrights for gays appear to have lete, will definitely hurt us. evolved within the military as However, the hurt you they have in the civilian world. have caused us is nothing A 2006 Zogby International compared to the damage poll found 73 percent of the you have done to yourself. military personnel were comYou have stolen your own fortable with the idea of servself-respect. You will never be ing with gays and lesbians. able to feel proud of yourself, About one in four U. S. troops or your performance during who served in Afghanistan or a game, as long as you use Iraq told Zogby pollsters they that stolen bat. When your knew a member of their unit teammates congratulate you who was gay. on a good hit, you will secretly Today’s military and the know that you are a loser. reporters who cover them So, here is what I wanted report a generation gap in the to tell you: get rid of that bat. ranks on this issue. The older Give it to someone who really personnel are opposed to gays needs it, throw it in a ditch, I and lesbians serving openly. don’t care, just get rid of the The younger ones tend not to thing. think of the issue is a big deal Then, thief, get down on either way. They have bigger your knees and ask for forissues to worry about. Or, as we giveness. Make it right with used to say about racial inteour Lord. gration when I was a Vietnam This area is chock full of era Army draftee, there are no hard-working, honest, Godbigots in foxholes. fearing athletes — you need A group of 28 retired generto join their team. als and admirals, including retired Army Gen. John ShaIsabelle Donaldson, likashvili, former chairman of Lifetime Sports, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued Henderson a letter late 2007 calling on Congress to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” act. Yet the firings continue. Busy as he is on other issues, Obama owes at least a timetable for action on the big issues of concern to gay and lesbian The Daily Dispatch welcommunities that enthusiasticomes letters to the editor. cally supported his election. Letters must be signed, The equal rights fight calls not include the author’s city only for outreach to opposof residence, and should ing views but also leadership, be limited to 300 words. commitment and action that Please include a telephone spends some political capital. number for verification. That’s a tough call for any president, but as his predecesWe reserve the right to edit sor might say, Obama is “the comments for length, clarity, decider” now. libelous material, personal attacks and poor taste. We E-mail Clarence Page at cpage@ do not publish anonymous, or write to him c/o letters, form letters, or letters Tribune Media Services, 2225 where we cannot verify the Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, writer’s identity. NY 14207.

Obama delays promise to gays As if he didn’t have enough headaches. President Barack Obama has to decide not only whether to deploy more troops to the war in Afghanistan but also whether gays and lesbians will be allowed to serve in it. Although confidential surveys show thousands are serving, officially homosexuals are still banned from military service unless they are willing to comply with a hastily constructed “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that Congress passed in 1993. In short: Your superiors won’t ask whether you’re a gay, lesbian or bisexual as long as you stay in the closet. How has it worked out? Worse for gays and lesbians in some ways than what they had before. As a candidate, Obama promised to be a fierce advocate for gay rights in the fight to overturn “don’t ask, don’t tell.” As president, he is still an advocate, but fierce? Not so much. In fact, not at all. Some of his supporters in the gay rights community are getting mightily impatient. Maverick conservative and openly gay blogger Andrew Sullivan eloquently endorsed Obama’s candidacy, but you could not tell from his review of Obama’s Saturday speech to the Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest gay political group. “Much worse than I expected,” he wrote on The Atlantic magazine’s Web site. “(The president) failed every test” — by offering no specifics on key issues — “this speech was highfalutin bull (bleep).” (Censorship mine.) I appreciate Sullivan’s point. I used to think that allowing gays in the military would weaken national security. I have since discovered how much our national security would be weakened without them. I was led to this view not so much by what military people

have said but by what military commanders have done. The discharge numbers indicate that tolerance for gays and lesbians in the ranks actually rises sharply when the military is called upon to perform its primary mission, which is to fight wars. Discharges under Clarence “don’t ask, don’t tell” Page doubled from Tribune Media 617 in 1994 Services to 1,273 in 2001, the Defense Department reports. But despite assertions by the Pentagon that nothing has changed, discharges under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law took a nosedive after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks led to new wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. By 2007 such discharges dropped sharply in half to 627. It even has become a challenge for some gay personnel to get themselves discharged after revealing their homosexuality on purpose. Some who came out of the closet on purpose, like the famous case of Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, were told to get back in. Manzella, whose story was broadcast on “60 Minutes,” served as an openly gay soldier in Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division, for more than two years before he was honorably discharged in 2008. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an advocacy group formed in response to don’t ask, don’t tell, estimated more than 500 gay troops are serving openly like Manzella. For their commanders, “don’t ask, don’t tell” apparently has become “look the other way and keep marching.”

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On this date: In 1860, 11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by letting his whiskers grow. In 1917, Dutch dancer Mata Hari, convicted of spying for the Germans, was executed by a French firing squad outside Paris. In 1946, Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering fatally poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed. In 2003, 11 people were killed when a Staten Island ferry slammed into a maintenance pier. (The ferry’s pilot, who’d blacked out at the controls, later pleaded guilty to 11 counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.)


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Today’s Highlight: On Oct. 15, 1969, peace demonstrators staged activities across the country, including a candlelight march around the White House, as part of a “moratorium” against the Vietnam War.



the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior” in children who take them. One year ago: Republican John McCain repeatedly assailed Democrat Barack Obama’s character and campaign positions on taxes, abortion and more in a debate at Hofstra University; Obama parried each accusation, and leveled a few of his own, saying “100 percent” of McCain’s campaign ads were negative.

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DEAR ABBY: While the adults in my life did give me toys and material things for my birthdays and holidays, I am 26 now and I have little recollection of what they were. What I know now is that because of the generous gifts of savings bonds from those loved ones, my fiance and I were able to make a down payment on a beautiful home without being “house poor.” Those bonds allowed us to make a major step forward in our lives and be comfortable and secure. It means the world that the adults who loved me and are no longer with me are part of this house and my new life, even though they could not be at my wedding. — SARAH IN HOUSTON DEAR ABBY: It’s not like you to miss the warning DEAR ABBY: My sign of a controlling spouse. husband and I decided early If Hugh is truly “wonderful on that we’d open a joint in every way,” then they bank account and place half should agree to disagree on client ofwill ll our earnings into eachfiof this issue. it. I opened another account She should spend what in my name only for the she wants, within reason, other half. That way, if we on gifts of her choice for disagreed on something -their grandson’s birthday. If such as a gift -- I could buy it he feels strongly about the myself. It has worked well. savings bond, which is also I do agree that for the a wonderful gift, then they child’s first birthday, Hugh’s should get that, too. Because idea is best. The child will apthey are financially comfortable, and this is the only area preciate it when he’s older. — of disagreement, surely Hugh DEBORAH IN MARIETTA

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can compromise. I am alarmed that he has already decided what they’ll be giving the child for every birthday. Grandparents traditionally engage in a mixture of indulgent and practical gift-giving. She was not looking to buy a wildly over-the-top gift. Hugh needs to relax and be a partner, not a dictator. And by the way, “fun” is not a dirty word. It’s Baby’s first birthday — lighten up! — MELISSA IN NEW YORK DEAR ABBY: Some spouses suffer from “economic abuse” when one partner dominates financial decisions. I agree that a baby won’t be impressed by pricey items, but this woman’s gift choices are a form of selfexpression. She should be allowed the joy of choosing presents and enjoying her grandbaby, especially since she contributes to household finances, but even if she didn’t. Sometimes these gifts become treasured keepsakes passed through generations. — GIVING MY TWO CENTS’ WORTH IN ABILENE

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DEAR ABBY: This is in response to “Where’s the Fun in Upstate New York” (July 26), whose husband, “Hugh,” insisted they buy their grandson a $100 savings bond for his first birthday when she wanted to splurge on toys and clothes. I understand her frustration. Couples should decide together what to do, not tell the other what will be done. That said, I agree with Hugh that $100 to $150 on gifts for a 1-year-old is excessive. The child’s room will soon look like an overloaded toy store. I have seen this in our extended family. At Christmas it took 2 1/2 hours to open all Dear the gifts. Egads! Abby We’ve Universal Press become a Syndicate nation of excess, and kids expect it. Years ago, I approached the parents of our godchildren with the offer of savings bonds on holidays, which they gratefully accepted. Two of the “children” are now in college, and we’re pleased we lifted a bit of the burden of the cost they’ll face. I know it’s not a “fun” gift, especially for the little ones, so we always include a token present for “now.” I hope that couple can reach a similar agreement and not let this drive a wedge. — SENSIBLE IN IOWA DEAR SENSIBLE: The majority of those who wrote to comment on the letter from “Where’s the Fun” were -- like you -- as concerned about the state of the woman’s marriage as the gift issue. Read on:


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Larry Brown fined $60K for criticizing replacement refs By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Larry Brown became the first major target in the NBA’s zero-tolerance policy toward criticizing its replacement referees. The Bobcats coach was

hit with $60,000 in fines on Wednesday and the Charlotte organization was fined another $60,000 after Brown’s ejection from an exhibition game. Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins was also fined $25,000 for criticism after a game Monday, as the league

attempts to protect its inexperienced officials while it locks out its regular referees in a labor dispute. Official Kevin Scott, who has worked in college and pro-am leagues, whistled Brown for two technical fouls at different times in Monday’s game in Atlanta.

After the second technical, with 3:23 left in the third quarter, Brown lingered on the court instead of heading to the locker room. Scott called for security, but Brown then left on his own. The NBA fined Brown $35,000 for verbally abusing game officials and failing

to leave the court in a timely manner. He was fined another $25,000 for publicly criticizing the referees. A Bobcats spokesman said the team had no immediate comment. Please see BROWN, page 2B

Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams

France Sr., Jr. headline first NASCAR Hall of Fame class

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By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

ST. LOUIS — Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh’s participation had complicated the effort. The group will move forward without him. Checketts said he will have no further comment on the bid process. Limbaugh did not immediately respond to an e-mail sent late Wednesday seeking comment on Checketts’ Limbaugh decision. Limbaugh said on his radio show earlier Wednesday that he had been inundated with e-mails from listeners who supported him in the bid. “This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative. “Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we’re going to have.” Limbaugh’s bid ran into opposition from within the image-conscious NFL on Tuesday when Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would vote against the radio personality. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the commentator’s “divisive” comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider. The league tries to avoid getting snared in controversial issues outside sports, which has caused Limbaugh trouble

“I think for a while there was a serious down. I think that we’ve kind of overcome that.” Southern Vance coach Mike Rotolo said his team was playing with a “makeshift” lineup, as the team was missing four starters due to injury or other reasons. “We played without several key players to-

CHARLOTTE — NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. headlined the five inductees into the first Hall of Fame class, a group that drew mixed reactions to the inclusion of France’s son instead of driver David Pearson. France, who formed the National Association of Stock Car Racing in 1947, was the first inductee announced Wednesday in a ceremony that followed a lengthy voting session at the Charlotte Convention Center. Richard Petty, the seventime Cup champion and NASCAR’s all-time wins leader, was the second inductee revealed by current NASCAR chairman Brian France, who received the five envelopes one at a time from an independent accounting firm. Next up was Bill France Jr., son of the NASCAR founder who spent nearly 30 years at the helm of America’s top motorsports series. “When I seen the two Frances was in, I knew I didn’t have a chance,” Pearson said moments after the ceremony ended. The final two nods instead went to Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR’s other seven-time champion, and Junior Johnson, a former driver and car owner whose early days of running moonshine through backroads of North Carolina stands as a symbol of NASCAR’s start. Pearson’s exclusion surprised many, including Petty. Ushered into the ballroom moments after the inductees were announced, the King had to be told who had been selected with him for next May’s induction ceremony. “That wouldn’t have been my pick,” he said. Decided upon by a panel of 50 NASCAR executives, journalists, former participants and one combined fan vote from NASCAR’s official Web site, the voters had a list of

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Southern Vance’s Luis Rodriguez-Mendoza and J.F. Webb’s Toby Bellisimo race to the ball during the Raiders' 2-0 loss to the Warriors Wednesday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.

Webb gets series split Warriors blank Raiders 2-0 for second conference win By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor

OXFORD — J.F. Webb scored two early goals and controlled the tempo throughout on a cold, rainy night to split their season series with Southern Vance. The temperature in Oxford was in the 40s, and rain sprinkled down for part of the first half. But the Weather didn’t seem to bother the Warriors, who limited any looks at the goal for the Raiders in a 2-0 Carolina 3A Conference win. Southern Vance took the first match, 4-0, in Henderson last Thursday. “Ideally, it would be great if we won both games, but (Southern’s) a good team,” said Warriors coach Allie Urbanski. Urbanski, in her first year at the helm for Webb, said she’s beginning to see the team that opened the season, before their mid-season losing streak. “I think the last few games, we’re finally putting it together. It’s taken a while, but I think we’re getting some momentum, we’re starting to build our confidence up again, and I think the guys are excited to be playing again.”


Webb’s Kelby Perren and Southern's Matthew Bowers battle for the ball during Wednesday’s game.

Orange outduels Northern, 2-0 By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Staff Writer

After a three-goal explosion against Southern on Tuesday, Northern Vance couldn’t get on the board against a tough Orange team. The Vikings had their chances early on, but fell behind in the first half and couldn’t find the net in Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss. Northern coach David Hicks wasn’t concerned with his team’s fitness after playing an extra 20 minutes against Southern on Tuesday. “I think our legs were okay,” said Hicks. “I think the mental part of not being able to score early when we really had some good opportunities probably

made us more tired physically than we really were.” Orange scored both of its goals in the first half on Viking errors. The Panthers doubled their advantage just before halftime on a failed corner clearance that yielded an own goal. “You got a ton of people in the box,” Hicks said of the play. “You’re swinging, trying to clear out a ball. The grass is a little wet and the ball just went off (Joseph Falkner’s) foot.” Orange scored its first goal in the 25th minute when Dustin Dukes motored past the Northern defense on a breakaway. Dukes lost control of the ball after a poor shot attempt, but managed to beat Viking goalkeeper Aaron Daeke to the ball ­— and slid it past Daeke before

the ball rolled out of bounds. “We just got beat to the ball. You can’t think it’s going out,” said Hicks. “We just got outhustled on the first one.” Orange (7-7-1, (4-2-0) also won the previous meeting between the two sides in Hillsborough with the aid of a couple of Viking mishaps. “We’ve made four mistakes against this team this season,” Hicks said. “Two down there and two up here and they cost us goals every time.” The Panthers seemed content with the 2-0 lead after 40 minutes of play, dropping back and allowing the Vikings most of the possession. Northern’s best second-half Please see VIKINGS, page 3B

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Northern Vance’s Ethan Byrom battle’s for possession with Orange’s Lucas Roche in the Vikings’ 2-0 loss Wednesday night.



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Two-minute drill Cougar football falls Local Sports to Bunn, 2-0 Louisburg College to hold Prep/JC Challenge Louisburg College will hold the Southeastern Prep/Junior College Challenge this Sunday at Kerr-Vance Academy. Seventeen teams will reportedly be in attendance, including Vance-Granville, Brunswick Community College, Rockingham Community College, and several out-of-state schools among the east coast. The event is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Spartan JV netters compete in exhibition matches A few players for Kerr-Vance’s junior varsity tennis team competed in exhibition matches Tuesday against St. David’s. KVA won the official match with an overall score of 7-2. The KVA doubles team of Maggie Thompson and Claire Freeman defeated Perry Carter and Molly Mitchell 8-5. The Spartan team of Betsy Murphy and Bailey Redecker fell to Mackenzie Hofer and Molly Somerto 8-5. KVA’s Savanti Patel was defeated in singles competition by Jenny Kern, 6-1. Editor’s Note: These exhibition matches were inadvertantly omitted from the write-up in Wednesday’s edition.

MLB DeMacio becomes Braves’ director of scouting ATLANTA (AP) — Tony DeMacio has been promoted to the Atlanta Braves’ director of scouting. DeMacio got his new position on Wednesday. He replaces Roy Clark, who left Atlanta to become the Washington Nationals’ assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel. DeMacio began to work as an area scout for Atlanta in 1983. The first player he signed for the Braves was two-time Cy Young Award winner Tom Glavine in 1984. The last player he signed was Chipper Jones in 1990. He was scouting director for Baltimore from 19992004 and has worked in the scouting departments for Cleveland (1991-94), the Chicago Cubs (1995-98) and Pittsburgh (2005-06). DeMacio returned to the Braves as a special assistant in 2006.

NBA Bobcats’ Murray to miss remainder of preseason CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats will be without guard Ronald “Flip” Murray for the remainder of the preseason because of a left shin injury. Murray was examined Wednesday and team doctor Glenn Perry determined Murray shows early signs of a stress reaction. The team has provided no timetable for his return. Murray began experiencing pain in the last few days. He missed Monday’s preseason loss to Atlanta and did not practice Tuesday. The Bobcats signed the veteran just before the start of training camp and expect him to serve as a scoring shooting guard off the bench and a backup point guard. Murray’s injury comes as Bobcats starters Boris Diaw and Tyson Chandler are close to returning from ankle injuries.

Local Preps Wednesday, Oct. 14 Cross Country n Kerr-Vance at Ravenscroft 4:30 p.m. n Warren County at NCC Meet Soccer

n Southern Vance at J.F.

Webb 6:30 p.m.

n Orange at Northern Vance

7 p.m. n Warren County at Louisburg 7 p.m.

Tennis n Carolina 6 Tourney (CHHS) 1 p.m. Volleyball-JC

n Johnston CC at Vance-

Granville CC 5 p.m. (@ Aycock Rec) JV Football

n Franklinton at Warren

County 7 p.m.

Sports on TV Thursday, Oct. 15 AUTO RACING 3 p.m. n SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for NASCAR Banking 500, at Concord, N.C. 6 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Dollar General 300, at Concord, N.C. 7 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for NASCAR Banking 500, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. n ESPN — Cincinnati at South Florida

GOLF 10:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, first round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 1:30 p.m. n TGC — Nationwide Tour, Miccosukee Championship, first round, at Miami 4 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, first round, at Las Vegas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, National League Championship Series, game 1, Philadelphia at Los Angeles

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boise St. holds on, still undefeated


Eaton-Johnson’s football team was defeated by Bunn Wednesday, 20-0. Trakey Evans was the leading rusher for the Cougars, who are still searching for their first win of the season. Anthony Davis and Dion Smith led the defensive effort for EJMS. The Cougars host Cedar Creek next Tuesday at Northern Vance at 5 p.m.

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Tulsa’s Jamad Williams runs between Boise State defenders Winston Venable and George Iloka during the first half of Wednesday’s game. The Broncos won 28-21 to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Gateway CDC holds ninth annual Golf Classic Special to the Dispatch

Gateway CDC’s nine annual golf tournament featured a record 17 teams and 28 tournament sponsors at Bull Creek golf course on Sept. 15. The Vance County schools team, led by Norm Shearin and including Bill Bowers, Fred Davis and Duane Smith were the first-place team. Second place went to the BB&T Bank team of Jim Alford, Richard Rivers, Berry Perry and Josh Tingen. The First Citizens Bank Team of Mike Atkinson, Jim Mebane, Robert Shepard and Victor Young took third place. Leading the sponsor list was Rose Oil, along with silver sponsors BB&T Bank, First Citizens Bank and St. Augustin’e College; and bronze sponsors Maria Parham Medical Center, the N.C. Initiative, RBC Bank and Progress Energy. There were 20 other organizations that were either team or hole sponsors.

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The Vance County Schools team won the ninth annual Gateway CDC Golf Classic on Sept. 15— Norm Shearin, Bill Bowers, Fred Davis and Duane Smith, along with school board member Margaret Ellis. “We are both thrilled and humbled by the recognition and support that our sponsors and community at large have given Gateway’s work towards

rebuilding the community. We take no individual credit for the success, but rather acknowledge that the Lord has predestined his time in history for

Henderson to rise up and once again take it’s place of leadership and innovation within the state,” said Gateway Executive Diretor Gary Morgan.

Penguins beat Hurricanes 3-2 in shootout By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH — Right now, the Pittsburgh Penguins almost seem more comfortable on the road than at home. That’s a scary thought for the rest of the NHL. Chris Kunitz beat Cam Ward on the 12th shot of a shootout to help the defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night, setting a franchise record for most consecutive road wins to start a season. Evgeni Malkin and Michael Rupp scored in regulation to help the Penguins improve to 5-0 on the road. Pittsburgh had won its first four twice before, the last time coming two seasons ago, but bested that with its fifth straight win against the Hurricanes. The win ended a fourgame, seven-day road trip for the Penguins, who had beaten Toronto and Ottawa by three goals in each of the past two games. This time, Pittsburgh blew a 2-0 lead entering the final period before holding on for the victory through the overtime and an extended shootout.

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Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal and Carolina’s Chad LaRose battle during the third period of Wednesday’s game in Raleigh. “We were 4-0 on this road trip,” Rupp said, “but the reality of it was we weren’t perfect by any stretch.” It was the first meeting between the teams since last season’s Eastern Conference finals, which Pittsburgh swept by a combined score of 20-9 on the way to the Stanley Cup. Carolina shook up its blue line in the offseason to get bigger defensemen to match up with offensive-minded teams like Pittsburgh, only to see the Penguins again find a way to beat the Hurricanes — with the past three wins all coming in the RBC Center.

BROWN, from page 1B Brown did not speak to reporters after the game Monday, and he declined to talk specifically about his ejection on Tuesday. Brown did make general complaints about the increase in the number of fouls in preseason games, which average about 7 more per game than last year’s preseason. “There wasn’t an up and back and up in the whole game that I can remember,” Brown said of Monday’s game. “That was hard.” There were 61 fouls and

five technical fouls called. The Bobcats played a game against New Orleans last week that included 77 fouls and 95 free throws. Hollins was upset after Monday’s game against Orlando, saying the Grizzlies didn’t get a fair share of the calls against Magic big man Dwight Howard. The NBA is using officials from the NBA Development League, WNBA and college ranks after the league’s regular referees rejected a contract proposal two weeks ago.

“It’s really important just to establish the way we want to play,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said of the 5-0 road mark. “Early on in the season, you’re trying to work things out and adjust, and for the most part, everyone knows what they need to do here. It’s nice that we’re seeing some results here early.” Ray Whitney scored twice for Carolina to erase Pittsburgh’s early lead, while Ward finished with 36 saves — including a key stop of Malkin from between the faceoff circles less than a minute into overtime. But in the end, it wasn’t

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Malkin or Crosby who made the clinching play. Instead, it was Kunitz, who hadn’t found the back of the net in regulation this season before slipping the puck between Ward’s pads for the victory. “When your number’s called,” Kunitz said, “you try to go up and make a good move and put the puck on the net.” Pittsburgh seemed to have the game in control heading into the final period. Rupp had given the Penguins the early lead when he took a short pass from Malkin to set up a 2-on-1 rush, then skated in on Ward to flip the puck by him at the right post at 14:24. Malkin followed with an impressive goal in the second, taking a give-and-go pass from Pascal Dupuis then squeezing the puck between Ward and the right post from a steep angle early in the period. But Whitney answered with two quick third-period goals to erase the deficit. First, he slipped a shot underneath Marc-Andre Fleury at 4:25, then redirecting a shot from Tim Gleason to tie it midway through the period and re-energize the home crowd. Carolina: Numbers: 5-15-25-30-40 Powerball: 6 Power Play: x2 RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Wednesday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 1-9-8 Pick 4: 6-1-2-9 Cash 5: 20-24-38-31-33 These numbers were drawn Wednesday night: Pick 3: 5-9-2 Pick 4: 2-4-4-8 Cash 5: 2-11-14-30-34 Win For Life: 3-5-12-1320-28 Free Ball: 37

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Dodgers to start Kershaw, Phillies go with Hamels By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES — The Phillies and Dodgers are back in the National League championship series for the second straight year, making them the closest thing the NL has to a couple of dominant teams. They are the first repeat teams since Houston and St. Louis squared off in 2004 and ’05, and only the third repeaters since Atlanta and Pittsburgh met in 1991 and ’92. “I heard Joe Torre say the beauty of it is always going back and seeing how many times you can win,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Wednesday of his Los Angeles counterpart. “Believe me, we came

back here to win. I have more determination probably than I had last year, and I mean that from the fact that that’s how much I want it, and I think I know how much our players want it.” A year ago, the Phillies took a 2-0 lead at home and went on to beat the Dodgers in five games in the NLCS before defeating Tampa Bay to win the World Series. Now, they’re trying to become the first repeat World Series winners since Torre’s Yankees did so from 1998-2000. “When you repeat, you basically have to go through a tougher season to get there,” Torre said. “You’ve got a bull’s-eye on your back. Everyone seems to put on their Sunday best to play you.

You always get the best pitchers matching up.” The Phillies have won the NLCS in each of their last four appearances, beating the Dodgers last year and in 1980, and winning it in 1993 and 1983. This year, the Dodgers own home-field advantage against the team they beat four times in seven games during the regular season. “Because we’re the ones that took it away from them, they definitely want to prove something,” Phillies Game 1 starter Cole Hamels said. “If I’m able to go out and execute strikes and really get ahead of them, I can definitely make this a better game for my pitching.” Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers on

Thursday in a matchup of left-handers. At 21 years and 209 days, Kershaw will be the third-youngest Game 1 starter in postseason history and the eighthyoungest starter overall, according to STATS LLC. The youngest Game 1 pitcher was Fernando Valenzuela, who was 20 years and 339 days when he started for the Dodgers in the 1981 division series. “I’ve grown up a lot since last year,” said Kershaw, who worked out of the bullpen in last year’s NLCS. “It’s not obviously the same starting Game 1 of a series or anything like that, but just to have the experience to get out there and pitch against them a little bit is definitely going to help me out.”

WEBB WINS, from page 1B night, and I think my kids played hard,” he said. “We had some really good opportunities in the second half. The kids never quit, we kept on battling.” “We had some really good individual performances out there tonight.” Stephen Hill scored the first goal 6:15 into the match, knocking it to the left of Southern goalkeeper George Richardson. Webb had a few more chances to score early in the first half, but the shots couldn’t find the back of the net, or found Richardson’s hands instead. Richardson deflected a head shot from a corner kick around minute 18, but he didn’t have the same fortune five minutes later. Toby Bellisimo fired one off with 17:30 left in the half. The ball deflected off of Richardson’s hands, but continued rolling to the back of the nets to make it 2-0. Southern didn’t get their first good chance for a score until minute 24. The shot missed wide left. Southern’s Joel LopezHernandez drove the ball from mid-field into scoring range in the final seconds of the opening half, but kicked it into Geoffrey Cash’s hands. The Raiders began to pick up some momentum midway through the second half, and had some opportunities. Lopez-


J.F. Webb’s Colin Campbell and Southern Vance’s Blake Hilton battle for the ball during the Warriors' 2-0 win over the Raiders Wednesday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at Hernandez had a chance with a free kick at the 64th minute, but it sailed over the goal. Tony Tart fired one at the nets, but Cash made a diving save. “I think we hung in there. That’s all I was hoping to do was hang in there and somehow manufacture some goals,” Rotolo said. “But we actually made some soccer plays out there and put together a couple of nice combinations and had some good looks at it.” Cameron Driver had the ball near the goal in the final minutes, and juked a couple of Warrior defend-

ers. But his shot was offtarget and hit the outside of the net. “I feel like in the second half that we did get complacent. I actually haven’t seem our team play completely solid the entirety of the game,” said Urbanski. “ We get, I don’t know if it’s too confident... but we did not have the same drive, and energy and momentum like we had in the first half.” Urbanski credited the play of veteran keeper Cash and senior sweeper Kelby Perren for helping keep the young defense

focused to hold onto the shutout. “Having those two as our last defenders is a definite strength,” she said. The busy week continues for Southern Vance. The Raiders travel to Chapel Hill Thursday for a makeup game that was rescheduled from last week, when the team bus was involved in a minor accident on Interstate 85 that forced the game’s postponement. It’s the third game against a tough opponent in as many days for the Raiders. They played Northern Vance to a 3-3 tie in overtime on Tuesday. Chapel Hill is currently 9-5-1, with losses against quality opponents, such as 17-0-2 Jordan. The Tigers are currently ranked 10th in the state among 3A schools in the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Poll. “Obviously Chapel Hill has got a very nice team. I don’t know what our status will be, how many guys we’ll be taking, but it’s another opportunity to go out there and play,” said Rotolo. Things won’t get easier for Webb either. The Warriors host Person County Friday before they finish conference play. “It’s a good time to be peaking again,” said Urbanski. Contact the writer at


LIMBAUGH, from page 1B in the past. In 2003, he was forced to resign from ESPN’s Sunday night football broadcast after saying of Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb: “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” The Rams had no comment, reissuing a statement from Oct. 5 in which owner Chip Rosenbloom said a review of the team’s ownership was under way and the club will make an announcement when it’s over. Checketts, the chairman of SCP Worldwide, announced that Limbaugh had been dumped toward the end of a news release. “It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions; endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis,” Checketts said. “As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion.” The move was hailed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most vocal

critics of Limbaugh’s bid. “It is a moral victory for all Americans — especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh,” Sharpton said in a statement. “This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports.” Sharpton added in a telephone interview that major sports leagues shouldn’t welcome owners who are “divisive and incendiary.” Every major pro sports franchise has dealings with its community, he said. “It’s unfair for taxpayers to be underwriting people who denigrate them,” he said. Checketts said Limbaugh would have not had any say in the direction of the franchise “or in any decisions regarding personnel or operations.” Before getting dropped, Limbaugh said he had no intention of backing out. “I’m not even thinking of caving,” he said. “I am not a caver. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It’s a sad thing that our country, over 200 years old now, needs pioneers all over again, but we do.”

VIKINGS, from page 1B opportunities came early on free kicks from just outside the box. Kevin Byrom misfired in the 42nd minute and Tate Frazier followed suit in the 47th with a miss. Byrom had another good opportunity in the 60th when he nearly connected with Frazier on a run to the far post. After Orange keeper Hunter Joyner denied Falkner in the 69th, the Panthers closed down the Viking attack. “I think they just clustered down in a defensive third,” Hicks said of Orange. “I think they were happy with a 2-0 lead. It was on us to make something happen.” Daeke came up with four saves on nine shots, but Joyner stole the show in the first half with a couple of spec-

tacular stops. Joyner came up with a jumping, punch save of an Ethan Byrom left-footed shot in the 14th and denied a Kevin Byrom free kick three minutes later with a diving stop. “We had some really good opportunities early in the match,” said Hicks. “Their keeper is tough. He’s a good goalkeeper. He was able to keep them out of the net and that makes you a little tired mentally.” The Vikings (5-9-5, 0-5-1) have their work cut out for them next week with matches against the conference’s top teams, Chapel Hill and Cardinal Gibbons, before closing the week out with J.F. Webb. Northern is on the road against Chapel Hill Monday at 7 p.m.

NASCAR, from page 1B 25 nominees to consider. Petty, who was not on the panel, said he made his own list and had Pearson as his top pick. “Anybody that won 105 races and didn’t make the cut — somebody ain’t adding right,” Petty said of Pearson. Known as the “Silver Fox,” Pearson ranked second only to Petty’s 200 victories on NASCAR’s alltime win list. The threetime Cup champion had a winning percentage of 18.2 percent in a career that spanned 27 years — but never a complete season. Had he ever run a full schedule, many believed he could have challenged Petty’s marks. It was hard to tell if Pearson felt snubbed. He spoke for less than a minute after the ceremony, citing the need to get fellow nominee Cotton Owens home to his ailing wife. “The same people don’t like everybody,” Pearson said. “So there got to be some people voting for other people. If they don’t like me, they’re going to vote for somebody else anyway, so that’s all right. I’m happy.” The differing opinions created a strange dynamic through the convention center, where the voters gathered earlier

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Richard Petty talks to reporters after being named as a member of the five-person class for the new NASCAR Hall of Fame during a news conference in Charlotte Wednesday. Wednesday to debate the nominees before a secret ballot. As many of NASCAR’s pioneers discussed the selections, six women clad in black dresses, dark sunglasses and fake Earnhardt-like mustaches distributed invitations to a celebratory reception hosted by Earnhardt’s widow, Teresa. Some of the voters lingered and described an emotional two-plus-hour meeting that was moderated by NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter. A presentation was made for each of

the 25 nominees, and then the floor was opened for discussion. “It was a meeting like I’ve never been in in racing, because I think everybody wanted to do the right thing and I think NASCAR was really nervous about the two Frances getting in,” said voter Humpy Wheeler, longtime motorsports executive. “There was definitely a division there of people who felt ’Hey, lets get the guys in that started this thing first, and then we’ll move on from there.’ That

was argued about.” France Sr., widely known as “Big Bill,” began as a promoter of beach racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., until he gathered several principals at the Streamline Hotel to form a governing body that became NASCAR. Regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of American motorsports, he ruled with an iron first from NASCAR’s first race in 1949 until his 1972 retirement, when he handed control over to his son, Bill Jr.

“Billy” France led NASCAR through a period of extreme growth and was at the helm as the sport began to push past its Southern roots to become a national series. He held the top role until 2000, when he handed control to current president Mike Helton as he battled cancer. But France Jr. stayed on top of the family business as chairman of a newly created board of directors, a position he held until turning leadership over to his son, Brian, in 2003. “There was a lot of discussion about having two France family members in the same year,” Brian France admitted after, “so I was surprised, but very, very proud. Look, all the inductees easily could have made first ballot, but I also know how hard my father and grandfather worked. They poured their whole heart into this sport. It’s a proud day for the France family.” NASCAR did not release the voting totals and said the order in which they were announced did not reflect the results. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison were the next three highest vote getters but did not reveal in what order.

Still, there was a sense that the final slot was a close vote between France Jr. and Pearson, and that the pre-vote meeting definitely factored into the selections. “The mood of the room clearly shifted a couple times,” said Landmark Newspapers reporter Dustin Long, the president of the National Motorsports Press Association. “It was very dramatic shifts, and it dealt with the France family.” There was still some celebrating. Teresa Earnhardt made a rare public appearance, and invited almost everyone in attendance to a reception to celebrate her husband, who was killed in an accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. “Everyone who knew him respected him,” she said. “I can’t imagine how difficult it was to choose five. It’s such an honor to narrow it down and include him.” Earnhardt’s children did not attend the announcement but released a statement later that included reaction from Earnhardt’s mother, brother, sister, and two of his four children. “He was the man, plain and simple,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr.



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Hornish making strides in second Sprint Cup season By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer

FONTANA, Calif. — It only would have taken a phone call. A quick chat with Roger Penske and Sam Hornish Jr. could have headed back to the security — and success — of IndyCar. The three-time series champion wouldn’t have been the first open-wheel star to decide the transition to NASCAR wasn’t worth the trouble. Crew chief Travis Geisler wouldn’t have blamed his driver, not after a tough rookie Sprint Cup season in 2008, when the Indy 500 winner finished 35th in points, never cracked the top 10 in 34 races and struggled to get a handle on the bigger, boxier cars. “It would have been much easier for him to go get in (IRL driver Ryan) Briscoe’s car this year or somebody’s car and take that deal back over and get back to winning championships,” Geisler said. “But he wants to make this work and he’s committed to it.” So Hornish has taken his lumps. Now he’s hoping to take the leap, the same one former Formula

NFL Standings

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets 3 2 0 .600 101 88 New England 3 2 0 .600 104 91 Miami 2 3 0 .400 112 106 Buffalo 1 4 0 .200 77 116 Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee

South W L T Pct PF PA 5 0 0 1.000 137 71 2 3 0 .400 97 127 2 3 0 .400 115 120 0 5 0 .000 84 139

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

W L 4 1 3 2 3 2 1 4

North T Pct 0 .800 0 .600 0 .600 0 .200

Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W L 5 0 2 2 1 4 0 5

West T Pct PF PA 0 1.000 99 43 0 .500 101 102 0 .200 49 130 0 .000 84 138

PF PA 101 90 138 97 113 98 55 121

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 5 0 0 1.000 151 71 Philadelphia 3 1 0 .750 127 86 Dallas 3 2 0 .600 122 98 Washington 2 3 0 .400 73 82 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 4 0 0 1.000 144 66 Atlanta 3 1 0 .750 102 63 Carolina 1 3 0 .250 57 104 Tampa Bay 0 5 0 .000 68 140 Minnesota Chicago Green Bay Detroit

W L 5 0 3 1 2 2 1 4

North T Pct PF PA 0 1.000 156 90 0 .750 105 78 0 .500 104 93 0 .200 103 162

West W L T Pct San Francisco 3 2 0 .600 Arizona 2 2 0 .500 Seattle 2 3 0 .400 St. Louis 0 5 0 .000

PF PA 112 98 85 89 115 82 34 146

Sunday’s Games 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’s Game Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

NBA Preseason Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 4 0 1.000 — Boston 4 1 .800 1/2 Toronto 2 3 .400 2 1/2 New York 1 2 .333 2 1/2 New Jersey 0 4 .000 4 Orlando Atlanta Washington Charlotte Miami Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee Indiana

Southeast Division W L Pct GB 5 0 1.000 — 3 1 .750 1 1/2 3 2 .600 2 1 3 .250 3 1/2 0 4 .000 4 1/2 Central Division W L Pct 4 1 .800 3 1 .750 2 1 .667 2 3 .400 1 2 .333

GB — 1/2 1 2 2


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Sam Hornish Jr. helps push his car up pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 3. The driver who needed directions to some of the tracks early in his Cup career now finds himself running in fast company most weekends. The bad days aren't nearly as bad as they were a year ago, and the good days are even better. One driver Juan Pablo Montoya has pulled off so artfully during his third full season on the circuit. Hornish points to Montoya’s breakthrough 2009 season — the Colombian became the first foreignborn driver to qualify for the Chase for the championship and is third in the standings heading into Saturday’s race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway — as proof open-wheel drivers can thrive in Cup racing. “If you look at it, we have more top-10s this Dallas Houston San Antonio New Orleans Memphis

W L 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 4

Pct GB .667 — .500 1/2 .333 1 .250 1 1/2 .200 2

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 2 1 .667 — Denver 2 2 .500 1/2 Oklahoma City 2 2 .500 1/2 Utah 1 1 .500 1/2 Minnesota 1 2 .333 1 L.A. Clippers Golden State L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento

Pacific Division W L Pct 3 1 .750 3 2 .600 1 1 .500 0 2 .000 0 2 .000

GB — 1/2 1 2 2

Tuesday’s Games Boston 91, New Jersey 88 Washington 101, Detroit 98 Philadelphia 93, New York 85 Chicago 87, Milwaukee 86 Orlando 121, New Orleans 86 Wednesday’s Games Washington 109, Cleveland 104 Boston 106, Toronto 90 Atlanta 111, Memphis 96 Oklahoma City 96, Miami 91 Chicago 99, Minnesota 94 L.A. Clippers 93, San Antonio 90 Phoenix at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston at Toronto, 7 p.m. New Orleans vs. Miami at Kansas City, Mo., 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Houston at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings

Feb. 7 — x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 15 — Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth) Feb. 22 — Auto Club 500, Fontana, Calif. (Matt Kenseth) March 1 — Shelby 427, Las Vegas. (Kyle Busch) March 8 — Kobalt Tools 500, Hampton, Ga. (Kurt Busch) March 22 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) March 29 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Jimmie Johnson) April 5 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Jeff Gordon) April 18 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Mark Martin) April 26 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Brad Keselowski) May 2 — Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) May 9 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Mark Martin) May 16 — x-NASCAR All-Star Challenge, Concord, N.C. (Tony Stewart) May 24 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (David Reutimann) May 31 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Jimmie Johnson) June 7 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Tony Stewart) June 14 — LifeLock 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Mark Martin) June 21 — Toyota/Savemart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Kasey Kahne) June 28 — LENOX Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. (Joey Logano) July 4 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tony Stewart) July 11 — 400, Joliet, Ill. (Mark Martin) July 26 — Allstate 400, Indianapolis. (Jimmie Johnson) Aug. 2 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Denny Hamlin) Aug. 9 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Tony Stewart) Aug. 16 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Brian Vickers) Aug. 22 — Sharpie 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) Sept. 6 — Pep Boys Auto 500, Hampton, Ga.

year (seven) than he did last year (three) and I feel there’s a great opportunity,” Hornish said. “I feel if I can continue to learn and make those kind of steps for next year we’ll be able to be where he’s at.” The signs of progress are easy to spot, both in the standings and on the track. Hornish is 26th in the points with six races left. He finished 12th at Auto Club Speedway last week, his best performance at the 2-mile oval

in five career Cup starts there, an upward trend that has become common during his second full year on the circuit. The driver who needed directions to some of the tracks early in his Cup career now finds himself running in fast company most weekends. The bad days aren’t nearly as bad as they were a year ago, and the good days are even better. Not that it’s good enough, not yet anyway. “We’re starting to turn a corner, but the thing that we really need to work on for next year, we want to be in the Chase,” Hornish said. “It’s a tough thing to do but we know that with the strength of the races that we’ve had so far, there’s good possibilities that if we do things right and play our cards right that that could be a possibility for us.” Making it a reality won’t be easy. There’s a certain amount of patience it takes to succeed at Cup racing that Hornish didn’t need in IndyCar, where he won 19 races in eight seasons. There he knew he

(Kasey Kahne) Sept. 12 — Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond, Va. (Denny Hamlin) Sept. 20 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. (Mark Martin) Sept. 27 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. (Jimmie Johnson) Oct. 4 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Tony Stewart) Oct. 11 — Pepsi 500, Fontana, Calif. (Jimmie Johnson) Oct. 17 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 25 — Tums Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 1 — Amp Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 8 — Dickies 500, Fort Worth, Texas. Nov. 15 — Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 22 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

had one of the best cars on the track most days, regardless of the venue. It’s not the same in Cup. It’s taken time for him to learn how to manage his expectations, and his car. “You miss going out there and winning races,” he admitted. “But even though I was winning races over there I got a little bit complacent and wasn’t having a whole lot of fun doing it because I felt like I could learn so much more over here and challenge myself.” Sure, he wants to win. But he’s discovered there are victories in Cup racing that don’t include taking the checkered flag. Salvaging a decent finish can sometimes feel like a win. “The days that you have a top-five car you don’t feel like you’ve got to go (for a win),” Hornish said. “Maybe you end up eighth, which is not really where you thought you’d be, but you didn’t try to make it a winning car and wreck it and end up 35th.” Finding the middle ground has been difficult at times. He’s got seven top-10s this year and 14 finishes of 30th or worse and knows turning 35thplace into 17th-place is

In memory of Kay

Driver Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, 5,728 2. Mark Martin, 5,716 3. Juan Pablo Montoya, 5,670 4. Tony Stewart, 5,644 5. Jeff Gordon, 5,623 6. Kurt Busch, 5,607 7. Greg Biffle, 5,540 8. Carl Edwards, 5,536 9. Denny Hamlin, 5,509 10. Ryan Newman, 5,505 11. Kasey Kahne, 5,422 12. Brian Vickers, 5,377 13. Kyle Busch, 3,613 14. Matt Kenseth, 3,599 15. Clint Bowyer, 3,549 16. David Reutimann, 3,526 17. Marcos Ambrose, 3,274 18. Jeff Burton, 3,135 19. Casey Mears, 3,123 20. Joey Logano, 3,042

AP Photo/Phillips Farm, Michael Phillips

A September 2009 photo provided by Phillips Farms shows an aerial view of part of an 8-acre corn maze at Phillips Farm in Cary devoted to the memory of the late NC State and Olympic women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, who died in January after a long battle with breast cancer. One dollar from every $10 admission to the maze will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF N.Y. Rangers 7 6 1 0 12 28 Pittsburgh 7 6 1 0 12 24 Philadelphia 5 3 1 1 7 19 New Jersey 5 3 2 0 6 14 N.Y. Islanders 4 0 1 3 3 9

GA 14 17 15 15 13

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 4 3 0 1 7 5 3 2 0 6 5 2 3 0 4 5 2 3 0 4 6 0 5 1 1

GF 10 12 16 12 13

GA 5 14 19 18 28

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay 5 2 1 2 6 Washington 6 2 2 2 6 Carolina 6 2 3 1 5 Atlanta 3 2 1 0 4 Florida 5 1 4 0 2

GF 15 22 15 12 10

GA 16 21 20 9 20

Buffalo Ottawa Boston Montreal Toronto

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 6 4 1 1 9 23 Columbus 5 4 1 0 8 14 St. Louis 4 2 2 0 4 12 Detroit 5 2 3 0 4 14 Nashville 5 2 3 0 4 7 Colorado Calgary Edmonton Vancouver Minnesota

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 6 4 1 1 9 7 4 2 1 9 6 3 2 1 7 5 2 3 0 4 4 1 3 0 2

GA 18 11 12 19 17

GF 21 25 23 17 10

GA 13 25 19 17 15

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Los Angeles 6 4 2 0 8 21 San Jose 6 3 2 1 7 20 Dallas 5 2 0 3 7 20 Phoenix 5 3 2 0 6 11 Anaheim 5 2 2 1 5 13

GA 19 18 14 7 14

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 6, Detroit 2 Columbus 2, Calgary 1 Colorado 4, Toronto 1 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Los Angeles 2 Chicago 4, Edmonton 3 Dallas 6, Nashville 0 Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

the difference between competing for a spot in the Chase and watching it from the sidelines. “We’ve had a lot of strong races, but it’s like we either ran really well or we ran terribly,” he said. “The days we don’t have a top-10 car we need to get a 10-20th place out of it and that’s something we really haven’t been able to do this year.” Still, not all 35th-place finishes are created equal. He was running on the lead lap with 70 to go at Bristol last month when a busted radiator sent him tumbling to 38th. He didn’t leave the track disheartened. “I hadn’t even been within four laps of the lead at the end of the race before and we’re 70 to go and I’m on the lead lap and feel like I can continue to move forward,” he said. “That was a big victory for me.” So he’s going to stick it out. “Hopefully when we get to the point where we can win races, it’s going to be even more gratifying than winning some IndyCar races,” he said. “We just want to keep moving forward.”

Thursday’s Games San Jose at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.

SOCCER World Cup Qualifying Glance

North and Central America and Caribbean FINALS Top three qualify Fourth-place team advances to playoff vs. South America fifth-place team GP W D L GF GA Pts q-United States 10 6 2 2 19 13 20 q-Mexico 10 6 1 3 18 12 19 q-Honduras 10 5 1 4 17 11 16 p-Costa Rica 10 5 1 4 15 15 16 El Salvador 10 2 2 6 9 15 8 Trinidad 10 1 3 6 10 22 6 q-qualified p-advanced to playoff Saturday’s Games At Mexico City Mexico 4, El Salvador 1 At San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica 4, Trinidad and Tobago 0 At San Pedro Sula, Honduras Honduras 2, United States 3

Wednesday’s Games At San Salvador, El Salvador El Salvador 0, Honduras 1 At Port-of-Spain, Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago 2, Mexico 2 At Washington United States 2, Costa Rica 2

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League

NEW YORK YANKEES—Signed 1B Trent Lockwood. TEXAS RANGERS—Announced hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo will not return next season. n National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Named Tony DeMacio director of scouting. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Announced hitting coach Carney Lansford will not return next season. BASKETBALL n NBA NBA—Fined Charlotte coach Larry Brown $35,000 for verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner and $25,000 for publicly criticizing the referees in a game on Oct. 12 and fined the Charlotte organization $60,000 after Brown’s ejection. Fined Memphis coach Lionel Hollins $25,000 for critizing officials after a game on Oct. 12. FOOTBALL n National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Kawika Mitchell and LB Marcus Buggs on injured reserve. Signed LB Chris Draft and S Todd Johnson. Signed LB Anthony Waters to the practice squad. Released LB Marcus Freeman from the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed DT Terrance Taylor to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed KR Allen Rossum. DETROIT LIONS—Signed DB Demarcus Faggins and WR John Standeford. Waived DT Chuck Darby. Signed DE Robert Henderson to the practice squad. Waived DB Deandre Wright from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed PK Matt Stover. Waived DT Ed Johnson. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed RB Kory Sheets off San Francisco’s practice squad. Placed RB Patrick Cobbs on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Released QB John David Booty from the practice squad. Signed OT Clint Oldenburg to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed LB Junior Seau. Released DL Terdell Sands. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Re-signed OL Langston Walker. Placed FB Oren O’Neal on the waived-injured list. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Placed DE Aaron Smith on injured reserve. Re-signed DT Ra’Shon Harris. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Released S

Clinton Hart. Signed DT Ian Scott. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed P Glenn Pakulak to the practice squad. HOCKEY n National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Recalled RW Jack Skille from Rockford (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Assigned F Mikkel Boedker to San Antonio (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Recalled F Michael Grabner from Manitoba (AHL). n American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Providence D Drew Fata four games for his actions in a game at Portland on Saturday, Bridgeport LW Trevor Gillies two games for his actions in a game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, Springfield LW Liam Reddox one game for his actions in a game at Hartford on Saturday and Chicago LW Brett Sterling four games for his actions in a game at Manitoba on Saturday. MANITOBA MOOSE—Signed F Matt Pettinger and F Derek Leblanc. SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Recalled G Dan Taylor from Gwinnett (ECHL). n ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS— Announced G Braden Holtby has been assigned from Hershey (AHL). OLYMPICS USOC—Named Patrick Sandusky acting communications chief. SOCCER n Women’s Professional Soccer SKY BLUE FC—Named Anne Parnila assistant coach and Rick Stainton goaltending coach. TENNIS ITF—Banned Czech player Ivo Minar eight months after testing positive for a banned substance after a Davis Cup match in July. COLLEGE BINGHAMTON—Placed men’s basketball coach Kevin Broadus on an indefinite paid leave of absence. Named assistant coach Mark Macon interim coach. CINCINNATI—Named Greg Mamula assistant baseball coach. GEORGIA—Suspended DB Vance Cuff one game following his arrest on misdemeanor charges. SAN FRANCISCO—Named Dr. Gary Nelson director of golf and Rich Yokota golf coach.

















THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.




Ans: Yesterday’s



Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow) COUGH MODIFY BRUTAL Jumbles: GUILT Answer: What the sergeant gave the recruit confined to barracks — “LIGHT” DUTY


Today’s answer

HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s funny how matters of design bring people together. A recent home improvement has unleashed a whole range of new possibilities. Brainstorm with loved ones about what the next move might be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A misunderstanding leads to an unusual conversation. There may be a new opportunity for love in this, either for you or someone you know. This string of apparent coincidences has nothing to do with chance. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you see as a physical problem or deficit is not so bad. Anyway, you’re improving this on a daily basis. Keep seeing yourself as healthy and whole. You’ll soon witness a small, personal and miraculous turnaround. CANCER (June 22-July 22). An age-old family battle seems to be forgotten. It’s unclear whether the shift is permanent, but in the meantime, the vibe significantly improves. Enjoy this wonderful, peaceful moment in the shade of your family tree. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re not a dream chaser. You’re more like a ‘dream executor.’ Your fancy runs long, but your clever mind and tenacious character are what have made those dreams come true, and it will continue to be so with today’s work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As a kid, you were more likely to carry an unwanted spider away from the house in a jar, rather than squish it. This regard for the little creatures and life in general is part of what makes you an exemplary human.





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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you still feel stuck in some way, donate some of your time. Consider volunteering for something you believe in. You’ll be surprised at how much inner work is done when you’re ostensibly working for others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Crashing up against your limits is never a pleasant experience. It is, however, a necessary one, especially if you want to grow. Hidden though it may be, your triumph is imminent. Stay focused. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone you know, perhaps a close friend, is the subject of gossip. Whether or not there’s any truth to the charges, it hurts you to see others going through social turmoil. Luckily, you can help. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your heart is especially open right now. It seems like the littlest things set off a wash of emotions. A long talk with a trusted friend centers you on what’s positive and good in your life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In the past, you’ve said that you’d never do something again, only to repeat yourself soon after -- that’s what humans do! Something imperceptible has changed now, though. One of your resolutions is sticking. Well done. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everything will come to you so easily that you might have to look way outside of your usual sphere of activities to find something that truly tests. You’ll succeed there, too.











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Thornie “Jockâ€? Edwards October 15, 1915 September 15, 2009 Even though I’m gone, please remember me; As wisdom, strength, and knowledge Hold fast to that image of me Remember me when I was praying and teaching, trying to show others the way. Remember always when we were together, all my children, loud, talking at the same time. I sat behind the door quiet, yet observant, amazed at how large my family had grown. Remember me not for what I did, what I said or who I was. But remember me for what I always desired to be A smile on the face of God. The family of the late Thornie “Jockâ€? Edwards deeply appreciates your kind expression of sympathy in our great loss. The Edwards family ďŹ nds healing in knowing others remembered and cared. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

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The Daily Dispatch - Thursday, October 15, 2009  
The Daily Dispatch - Thursday, October 15, 2009  

Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina