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Benjamin Maxwell, 6, tries his hand at “flying” this Huey Vietnam veteran Ed Buie (left) talks with Jim Callahan, Cobra Gunship. The Cobra was one of several older hedressed in a World War I uniform complete with British licopters on display and provided by the Vietnam HeliEnfield rifle, just before the parade starts. copter Pilots Association. SONNY HEDGECOCK | HPE
Showtime continues 20-year celebration HIGH POINT – The biannual fabric trade show Showtime will continue celebrating its 20-year anniversary as the summer show opens June 6. Held each June and December at the Market Square complex, Showtime celebrated its 40th installment in December along with its 20th an-
Elizabeth “Libby” Messina, a rising senior majoring in chemistry at High Point University, recently received the award for Best Undergraduate Student Paper at the 2010 spring meeting of the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. She received the award for her poster, “Accounting for Non-Constant Thrust in a Model Rocket Simulator.”
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – Veterans and civilians created a local version of Rolling Thunder with a full schedule of Memorial Day celebrations. Some began celebrations Monday at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Interstate 85 in Davidson County, then moved to the North Carolina Memorial Day Parade that began in downtown Thomasville and continued to Cushwa Stadium. Twenty-three members of the Patriot Guard Riders, most from the Triad, carried flags and stationed themselves around the semi-circular walk at the Vietnam Memorial Wall for a wreath-laying ceremony in the morning, before they rode their motorcycles in the parade at midday. When asked why he participated, ride captain Stephen Melton of Lexington said, “Why doesn’t everybody do it?” “Every one of us has a different answer,” said Melton, who is not a veteran. “For me, it really isn’t about the hot dogs, hamburgers and day off
niversary. Registration numbers at the December show increased 6 percent compared to December 2008. That increase, coupled with a slight registration increase at the spring High Point Market, leaves organizers expecting a stable attendance. “Our registration is steady for the show,” said Catherine Morsell, director of the International Textile Market Associa-
tion. “A lot of people are niture and design sectors, saying there isn’t a steady but also some retail fabric stream of increase in busi- store operators. ness, but there are bits and “I’ve had several retail pieces. We’re hopeful the fabric stores contact me bits and pieces are coming this year about coming to together.” the show,” Morsell said. Fabrics, mostly for the “These are people who home furnishings indus- haven’t been in several try, displayed at the event years. That’s a sign of the will show up as decorative economy to me. We’re coverings at the fall fur- still seeing the desire to niture market in October, get new product on the Morsell said. Attendees floor.” are usually from the furThe event runs through
June 9. It also will bring back its once popular fashion show on opening night, and models from the High Point Ballet will be wearing costumes made out of fabrics from exhibitors. The High Point Convention and Visitors’ Bureau estimates the show will bring 2,150 people to the city with an economic impact of $1.35 million.
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Mechanics, dealers embrace nitrogen tires BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Tire pressure is one of those items you’ll want to check before throwing your bathing suit and suitcase into the car and heading to the beach this summer, according to Doug Gardner. Along with checking the oil and other fluids, tire pressure is a safety travel element that often gets overlooked. But a somewhat new alternative to filling tires with compressed air also often is overlooked, said Gardner, owner of Gardner Tire & Auto, 1725 Westchester Drive. “Filling regular tires with nitrogen has been around since about 2007,” Gardner said. “Some people look at me like I’m selling snake oil when I tell them to put nitrogen in their tires, but
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Justin Gardner of Gardner Tire Service puts nitrogen into tires. we believe it works better than compressed air.” The compressed air that is usually put into tires is more than 70 percent nitrogen. The alternative blend that some tire and service stations now offer is 99 percent nitrogen, Gardner
said, and it’s supposed to have a longer life span and less negative consequences on tires. “Usually in the fall, when the temperature first drops, we get 20 people in here with their lights on telling them to check their
tire pressure,” he said. “Nitrogen will remain the same PSI (pressure per square inch) when the temperature drops. It also runs cooler.” According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nitrogen did produce some more favorable results than compressed air in certain tire types on 2007 models and up. It rarely improves gas mileage, but it will keep tires running at cooler temperatures, which reduces wear and tear, Gardner said. But the price tag of $29.95 for four tires is one of the cons of nitrogen when compared to compressed air, which is usually free. It also isn’t offered at every service or tire shop. Gardner recently invested $8,000 into a nitrogen machine, which goes through
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a process of filling and flattening the tires twice to make sure all oxygen is expunged. Despite its higher costs, even auto dealers are catching onto the trend, according to Tony Biertchsie, general manager of Crescent Ford on Old Winston Road. “We do use nitrogen in all of our tires,” Biertchsie said. “Anyone who buys a car from us, we’ve already put it in there.” As the summer travel season picks up, Gardner hopes the nitrogen machine he invested in will be put to good use. “We’ve started to see more people (as summer approaches) on a daily basis,” Gardner said. “I do suggest the nitrogen to my customers.” email@example.com | 888-3617
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SUPPORT GROUPS Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step group for men and women to recover from co-dependence and to develop and
maintain healthy relationships, meets 6-7 p.m. each Thursday at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 237 Idol Drive. Jan, 8826480 Mother Baby PEP (Postpartum Emotion with Possibilities) Talks, for mothers of new babies, and afternoon tea are held at 4 p.m. every Thursday at the YWCA of High Point, 112 Gatewood Ave. Free,
Family Crisis Center of Archdale support group sessions are held 6-8 p.m. Mondays at 10607 N. Main St., Archdale. Laura Stockwell, 434Triad Job Search Network 5579. of Greensboro/High Point, Take Off Pounds Sena group for unemployed professionals, meets 9-11 sibly, High Point chapter a.m. each Tuesday at Cov- 618, meets at 6 p.m. each enant United Methodist Thursday at Christ United Church, 1526 Skeet Club Methodist Church, 1300 N. Road. 333-1677, www. College Drive. Rick Penn at 821-2093. tjsn.net 812-3937, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, online at www. motherbabyfoundation. org
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Mother, a support group, meets at 4 p.m. each Thursday at High Point Regional Hospital’s Outpatient Behavioral Health office, 320 Boulevard Ave. It is led by Cynthia Palmer, a marriage and family therapist. Sessions are $10 each, and they are in an open- group- di scussi on format. Alternate child care should be arranged. 878-6098.
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Old cars are always a hit in parades. This one is a 1914 T Model Ford Wide Track owned by Wanda and JIm Holton of Jamestown.
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from work. Somebody, somewhere gave up their life so we could be here today, and this is a way we can let those still with us know we appreciate what they do and honor the dead.” Linwood Allen of High Point, a former Marine sergeant who served in Vietnam, wore his uniform and stood at attention at the memorial wall and along the Thomasville parade route. Allen choked up and could barely speak when he talked about the meaning of Memorial Day. He is proud that the memorial wall is in the Triad and spoke of service men and women currently serving in the Middle East. “In Vietnam, you knew who you were fighting against, and over there you don’t, with car bombers and stuff,” he said. “The boys over there now, I feel for them.” In Thomasville, people arrived hours early to secure prime viewing spots for the parade, and they were in a celebratory mood. They clapped, yelled greetings and waved flags as the parade wound along Salem Street and toward
‘Somebody, somewhere gave up their life so we could be here today, and this is a way we can let those still with us know we appreciate what they do and honor the dead.’ Stephen Melton and joked that they were no longer able to fit into the rest. This year’s parade included veterans and current personnel carrying 100 flags that have flown over the U.S. Capitol, military
vehicles and Huey Cobra helicopters. Brittney Lambeth, a rising senior at Thomasville High School, was one of a 28-student team in the JROTC that marched in the parade. She joined the JROTC because she wanted to try something new and finds it interesting, she said. She plans to enlist in the Army after high school, and she wants to be part of an explosive ordnance disposal team. Sgt. Robert Wilgus started the JROTC program at Thomasville High 17 years ago and has led it since. He knows that students so young can’t fully understand the military, war and Memorial Day, so he said he tries to teach them all he can, often by telling them some of his personal history from Vietnam, where he served in 1972 and 1973. “(JROTC) turns a lot of students around,” he said. “They become more respectful; they become better citizens.”
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MIDWAY – A Reidsville man faces a murder charge after a woman was found dying on the side of a Davidson County road Sunday morning. According to WXII 12 News, a 911 operator received a report of an assault next to the roadway at 11942 Old Highway 52, about 1 mile north of the intersection of Gumtree Road, at about 10:45 a.m. When officers arrived, they found 48-year-old Beverly Wiley lying behind a car just off the road. Davidson County sheriff’s deputies said she was bleeding from multiple wounds. About 10 people had stopped to render aid to the wounded woman, and one of them was an off-duty police officer from Kernersville. Deputies found out that the woman’s injuries were the result of an assault, and the suspected assailant was detained by the off-duty officer.
The woman was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The roadway was blocked for nearly three hours as the sheriff’s office Crime Scene Unit, detectives and patrol deputies processed the scene. Deputies said the woman’s 6-year-old son was in the car at the time of the assault. The child was uninjured and taken by deputies to the sheriff’s office to await a family member’s arrival. Deputies took Beresford A. Campbell, 54, of Reidsville, into custody. He was taken to Lexington Memorial Hospital for evaluation after it was reported to deputies that he ingested a bottle of prescription medication at the scene, authorities said. Deputies said Campbell was released from the hospital at about 3:30 p.m. and was charged with murder.
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Buy Show Back By Popular Demand By Anne-Marie Thompson The Great Treasure Hunt Staff Writer
Could thousands of dollars be collecting dust in your closet or attic? Bring your valuables on down to the Great Treasure Hunt Antique and Collectible Buy Show in High Point and leave with cash in hand! The Treasure Hunters are located at the We Buy Treasure Center from Tuesday until Saturday to pump money back into the rapidly declining economy. With unemployment reaching 11.1% in North Carolina, there is no doubt that High Point locals are in need of fast cash. The Treasure Hunters will make an offer for anything of value, so come down to the We Buy Treasure Center for a quick assessment. Just recently, 82-year-old Ben Williams of Green Bay, WI came to visit the Treasure Hunters. He had antiques passed down from his mother, including a 150-year-old oak coffee table with painted detail and a lamp dating back to the 1910s. When asked about the condition the coffee table was kept, Ben replied, “I’ve never let a sole on it.” All humor aside, the Treasure Hunters met his asking price, paying higher than any other buyer. “The Treasure Hunters were very fair, and I know the table is going in the right hands,” Ben said. “We will sort through boxes of vintage collectibles and bags of coins and jewelry
Cash in your attic? This week visitors will “cash in” on antiques, gold, silver, coins, and collectibles - many in for a surprise! if you let us, “says Treasure Hunter Kenny Davis, but that is not all they buy. They have purchased anything from pre1965 comic books and tin toys to basketball jerseys and rare vintage guitars. The easiest way to know what
• Gold - PAYING MORE THAN EVER!! Every jewelry box has broken jewely, orphan earrings and outdated jewelry never worn! Top Dollar for 10K • 14K • 18K • 22K • 24K, Dental Gold, Gold Coins, Kruggerands, Gold Bars, Canadian Maple Leafs
precious metals on site, as well. If there is any doubt of the carat content, the experts will be able to ﬁnd out within minutes. They will buy broken chains, earring studs, diamonds, class rings, and much, much more. Nothing is too big or too small. Judy came in yesterday to sell her old jewelry. “I can’t believe I almost threw my broken chains away!” she said. “I’m so glad I checked [the Buy Show] out!” Scrap gold and coins are the most common items they buy, but there have been some interesting ﬁnds. Just recently someone came in with an African soul washer. After a quick call to verify the value, the Treasure Hunters made a hefty offer and a happy exchange. Some other purchased treasures include a baseball jersey belonging to St. Louis Cardinals ﬁrst baseman Stan Musial, the estate of late baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, and a certiﬁed 3-carat diamond engagement ring. Sharon Egan of Canton, OH brought in her father’s old baseball cards, hoping to make some fast cash. “My daughter is turning 5,” she said, smiling. “I want to throw her a big birthday party.” The cards had been sitting in her attic since her father passed away, and she
The Great Treasure Hunt Antique and Collectible Buy Show will be set up at the We Buy Treasure Center from Tuesday through Saturday.
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GOLD, SILVER, COINS, JEWELS PAPER MONEY, WATCHES ACHIEVE Values RECORD of gold, HIGH silver, old VALUES paper currency, coins along with solid goods like specific antiques,watches and memorabilia add up to TOP DOLLAR for your forgotten items sitting in your basement, attics or closets.
coins are of value, the Treasure Hunters explain, is to look at the date. U.S. coins made before 1965 are valuable because of their high silver content, and they can be worth more if they happen to be a rare date. The Treasure Hunters can test
Event Show Times: Tuesday-Saturday Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30pm • Saturday 10am-5pm Event Directions 336-882-4169 FREE ADMISSION Show Questions 877-553-9352 FREE APPRAISALS
We Buy Treasure Center • Across the street from Sonic Drive-In 1642 S Main St • High Point NC $100,000 MANDOLIN FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA By Anne-Marie Thompson The Great Treasure Hunt Staff Writer
On the Treasure Hunters’ last trip to Pottsville, PA, they discovered an unexpected gem. Treasure Hunter Will Whitaker reports, “I couldn’t believe we had come across a Gibson F-5 because they are so rare, but we
checked the authenticity, and it was genuine.” After matching the seller’s asking price, the Gibson F-5 became a found treasure. “I am very happy I could sell it,” the seller claimed. He left the Buy Show with a great deal of cash in hand.
“Every person out there has some outdated jewelry they don’t want.” - Team member Chris Wagner
While the Treasure Hunters cannot purchase everything brought in, they welcome anyone and everyone to come by with their items. “If in doubt, bring it in,” says Davis. The experts will gladly assess your valuables and make an offer. “With the economy in a tailspin, what are your items worth?” the Treasure Hunters ask. The Treasure Hunters pay in cash, and with gold valued at an all-time high, locals can’t afford not to stop by the Great Treasure Hunt Antique and Collectible Buy Show. The Treasure Hunters will be set up at the We Buy Treasure Center, Across the street from the Sonic Drive-In, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so stop on by. For more information visit their extensive website at: WeBuyTreasure.com
Paying Top Dollar for Sports, Toy and Print Memorabilia • Toys Hubley Toys, All Windups, Cast Iron, Marx Marklin, Dinky, Tin Toys (Pre 1955), Lionel Toys (Pre-1955), other Pre1965 toys • Sports Memorabilia Game Used Equipment, Single Signed and Team Balls, Autographs, Tickets and Programs, Vintage Sports Cards
• Tobacco Cards Cabinets, Turkey Red Mecca, T-206, T Cards, Goodwin, Old Judge, Yum Yum, Mayo, Advertisement Pieces
• Sterling & Silver Full Flatware Sets, Single Flatware Items, Water Pitchers, Mexican Silver, Tea Sets, Silver Jewelry • Jewelry Gold, Silver, Platinum, Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, all types of Stones, Metals within Pendants, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Rings, including broken jewelry. • Coins All pre1965. Silver and Gold Coins, Standing Liberty, Peace Dollars 50 pc., Comm. Silver, Barber Dimes, Walking Liberty, Mercury Dimes
said she had never considered that they might be worth some money. The sale was quick and happy. She made $1310. She exclaimed, “I can throw my daughter’s sweet sixteen off what the Treasure Hunters gave me!”
• Comic Books
The Great Treasure Hunt Buy Show Teams have been in the sports memorabilia and collectibles business for over 20 years. We have traveled from coast to coast buying deals from $10 to over $100,000! As one of the most trusted groups in the business, we have bought from leading sports & entertainment ﬁgures.
I T O N LY TA K E S A FEW MINUTES We will make an offer on the items we are interested in purchasing. This offer is based on the current market value. We use a number of resources to obtain this price, including results of recently completed auctions. Should you choose to accept our offer, we will give you a prompt cash payment.
HOW THE BUY SHOW WORKS After just a few moments you will be asked to come and have a seat at a table with one of our Treasure Hunters. In order to expedite the process, we ask that you place all your items on the table in front of you so that we may easily see them. Our Treasure Hunters will divide your items into two
categories: 1. Items we would like to purchase. 2. Items we are not interested in purchasing. This does not mean that these items do not have value, but they simply are not in demand in our network of collectors.
The Treasure Hunters will be set up at the We Buy Treasure Center Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Currency - Paper Money Any Denomination, Pre - 1934, Both U.S. and Foreign. • Watches Paying Premiums for: Rolex, Hublot, Moonphase, Chronograph, Perpetual, Ebel, Minute, Tiffany, Calendar, Repeater, Omega, Chronometer, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, all others.
1940’s-1960s Superheroes DC and Marvel
• Vintage Baseball Cards Pre 1975 Topps and Bowman” “Candy Cards” “Star Cards” or Complete Sets
• Autographs Deceased people of note such as: Babe Ruth, Abraham Lincoln, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, etc. • Guitars Gibson, Martin, Fender, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Guild, National and vintage guitar ampliﬁers too!
• Mechanical Banks Pre 1930s VIntage and Original Only
• Pocket Watches We represent some of the world’s top memorabilia antique collectors. These resources allow the Treasure Hunters to pay the highest amount possible to their sellers. The company bases their offers on today’s going rates, assuring the most for your valuables. Given the circumstances in today’s economy, the Treasure Hunters are willing to meet sellers privately to ensure the safety of their goods. Their purchases are always professional, fair, and discreet.
Chopard, Elgin, Bunn, Railroad, Illinois, Waltham Hamilton, others.
FRIENDS CARPOOL TO THE BUY SHOW By Anne-Marie Thompson The Great Treasure Hunt Staff Writer
Friends and families often travel together to make the Great Treasure Hunt Antique and Collectible Buy Show a fun event. Treasure Hunter Matt Block recalls, “Two women came
their lunch hour. The appraisals do not take long, so make a trip to the Buy Show today!
• FENDER • MARTIN • GIBSON • RICKENBACKER • GRETSCH • GUILD • NATIONAL • SILVERTONE Each visit only takes a few minutes to get you TOP DOLLAR offers! For much more information, visit our extensive website
• Movie Posters Window Cards, Lobby Cards, Lobby Card Sets, Half Sheets, One Sheets, Three Sheets, Six Sheets, Standees
in with their old gold jewelry. They had made it a contest to see which one had brought the most stuff to cash in.” The Buy Show is busiest around noon, when coworkers hop in their cars and come in groups to make extra cash on
Lunchboxes Pre-1970, Only Autographs, Concert Tickets Posters, Record Store Posters, Dolls & Toys, other select musicians
We are one of the nations LARGEST buyers of vintage acoustic and electric guitars and ampliﬁers ! Highest prices for all other vintage guitars, mandolins, etc. Questions? - please call 877-553-9352
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My returned census form must have gotten lost What happened to my census record? The next day after I received my census notice, I filled it out and returned it in the mail. Sunday afternoon (May 23) a census taker rang my doorbell and said he was there to record my census information. I told him I returned my census the next day after I received it. He said they had no record of receiving my census report. He also said that one of my neighbors had told him the same thing. Apparently, fulfilling my civic duty had no effect on the situation. It is my belief that everyone should return their census information and save the government the expense of paying someone to call on everyone to complete the census. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the inefficiency of our government considering the size of our country’s deficit. RICHARD YORK Thomasville
the White House because he may offend the Muslims. Nobody wins this one who is weak. Only we can kill the crabgrass rooted in Washington. Let’s weed it out before it overtakes everything. Ask God for guidance. God made this country, God can destroy it. DAVE R. CECIL Trinity
Apparently, fulfilling my civic duty had no effect on the situation.
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reason, the city has discontinued picking up recyclable material in the Windchase Town Home area. When I spoke with a representative at City Hall, I was informed that I would have to deliver it some place else or put it in the garbage. For a place like Windchase, property taxpayers within the city, it appears we are being discriminated against. I have always assumed that this is one of the services we pay taxes for. I know the old saying, “When you assume you make something out of you or me,” but I guess my assumption was right on. I think there is a $1 fee on my utility bill for recycling pick-up. What happens now? WESLEY FARRINGTON High Point
Nation moving away from God will bring wrath For those who want to change this God-fearing country by taking God from it, by destroying everything it stands for, by denying the lives lost by the brave men and women who died for our freedom, read this letter for a good laugh. For those who still believe in this wonderful country – most important, our God – take heed: Satan apparently has fooled many. Can you see where we are headed as we feel God’s wrath? Drugs, overpopulation, evil in every form, sin growing like crabgrass. Franklin Graham was refused the chance to open a meeting by
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• Offer incentives for early retirement. They do now for those over 60 or over 30 years employment. Make it for those with 28 years or age 50 and over. • High Point expenses and property taxes are way too high; comparing our property tax rate with Winston-Salem and Greensboro which are over twice our size only shows poor management.
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Obama’s halt to deep-water P drilling justified ith each failed attempt by BP to stop the flow of oil from the destroyed Deepwater Horizon operation, the environmental and economic damage to sections of the southern U.S. coast and the Gulf of Mexico escalates. Estimates on the cost and length time for the damage to be repaired grow exponentially. President Obama has correctly gauged this as the nation’s worst environmental disaster, and politically motivated charges and countercharges surrounding the incident will continue for at least until the next election. And while congressional panels are holding hearings and conducting investigations, the answer to the most puzzling question (at least to us) remains unanswered: Why was a drilling operation allowed in the first place for which at least four emergency response plans have been insufficient during an oil spill situation? The knee-jerk response to that question is, of course, that BP and others didn’t know beforehand that these emergency response plans would not stop the disastrous leak. Wrong answer. We’re not scientists and we’re not oil industry regulators, but it certainly seems logical to conclude that if the first four methods for stopping a deep-water oil leak don’t work, then the problem goes back to inadequate research and development in the area of deepwater oil drilling. It would seem that BP and other industry officials and regulators simply weren’t diligent in anticipating potential problems and preparing responses to them. That’s why it was the correct move last week (not a “knee-jerk reaction” as some critics say) for Obama to order a halt to plans for 33 exploratory deep-water rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. This decision, however, should be re-evaluated after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has been contained, thoroughly studied and investigated and the lessons of this disaster learned by the industry and regulators alike. Exploration and development of oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico should continue in the future, but only after thorough review of this incident and preparation of reliable plans for emergency response is assured.
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ubilius Syrus, a former slave whose Latin writings won the praise of Julius Caesar himself, exhibited a keen understanding of human affairs, including politics. “He who has a mind to do mischief,” Pubilius wrote, “will always find a pretense.” Anyone who watches the North Carolina General Assembly quickly becomes familiar with the politics of pretense. For example, many lawmakers file bills they have no expectation or even intention of passing – sometimes to fulfill a promise, sometimes to garner favorable attention during campaign season, and sometimes just to get the attention of the bill’s opponents so they will make a side deal or pony up campaign contributions. Few legislative dramas have been so full of pretense as the House of Representatives’ lickety-split passage of a bill authorizing local districts to convert
Few legislative dramas have been so full of pretense as the House of Representatives’ licketysplit passage of a bill authorizing local districts to convert failing public schools into ‘charterlike schools.’ failing public schools into “charterlike schools.” During the floor debate over the measure, some supporters insisted that it had nothing to do with North Carolina’s application for federal Race to the Top education funds. Inconveniently, Gov. Beverly Perdue has publicly supported the bill precisely because she thought it would improve the state’s Race to the Top application. And everyone in Raleigh knew that the House and Senate were fast-tracking the bill to beat Washington’s June 1 deadline – why else would such a bill be on the floor of the General Assembly so early in the 2010 session? That wasn’t the only pretense that
became evident during the debate. For one thing, much of what the bill supposedly authorized district officials to do with low-performing schools was already within their purview. After all, the OPINION main reason charter schools enjoy the freedom John to innovate is that they are Hood out from under the control ■■■ of districts. Another pretense was that such legislation was about improving educational opportunities for lowperforming students. No, it was about protecting the education establishment from competition and accountability. How could one know this? Here was a hint: the lobbies representing teachers, superintendents and school boards supported the bill, while the groups representing families wanting more educational opportunities questioned it. At the same time legislative leaders were rushing to authorize “charterlike schools,” they were continuing to block legislation to authorize additional schools that were, uh, actually charter schools. Even if they believed that North Carolina should maintain an artificial cap on the number of charter schools, and that some charters were performing so poorly that they should be shut down, you’d think they would at least agree that the state’s highest-performing charter operators ought to have the chance to replicate their success in counties with few or no educational options. Perhaps they would agree – if their true goals were to satisfy parental preferences, increase student achievement and boost the state’s woeful graduation rate. Because their goal was really to protect the powers and jobs of the education establishment, however, then adopting the pretense rather than the reality of reform was required. As Cicero – another great stylist of Latin prose, and an experienced politician himself – had figured out two millennia ago, “the false is but an imitation of the true.” JOHN HOOD is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.
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US troops in combat mark Memorial Day BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) â€“ U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq remembered friends and colleagues Monday in solemn Memorial Day ceremonies to commemorate all of their nationâ€™s war dead. As some soldiers paused, violence raged on in both places. In Afghanistan, U.S.-led NATO forces launched air strikes against Taliban insurgents who had forced government forces to abandon a district in Nuristan, a remote province on the Pakistan border. NATO also said it killed one of the Talibanâ€™s top two commanders in the insurgent
U.S. soldiers pay their Memorial Day tribute Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Israeli raid sparks condemnations, protests ANKARA, Turkey â€“ Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council as condemnations erupted across Europe and the Arab world Monday over Israelâ€™s deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. Government after government demanded an explanation from Israel, which said its soldiers were trying to defend themselves against armed activists. The White House said it was trying to learn more about â€œthis tragedy.â€? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said â€œit should be known that we are not going to remain silent in the face of this inhumane state terrorism.â€? Most of the nine dead were apparently from Turkey, once a close ally of Israel. In Istanbul, a crowd tried to storm the Israeli Consulate. North of Jerusalem, Palestinians hurled bottles and stones at Israeli soldiers.
Death toll climbs to 131from Tropical storm GUATEMALA CITY â€“ Flooding and landslides from the seasonâ€™s first tropical storm have killed at least 131 people in Central America, officials said Monday. Dozens are still missing, thousands have lost homes and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused by Tropical Storm Agatha. The sun emerged Monday in hardest-hit Guatemala, where official counts reported 108 dead and 53 missing. In the department of Chimaltenango â€“ a province west of Guatemala City â€“ landslides buried dozens of rural Indian communities and killed at least 60 people, Gov. Erick de Leon said. â€œThe department has collapsed,â€? de Leon said. â€œThere are a lot of dead people. The roads are blocked. The shelters are overflowing. We need water, food, clothes, blankets â€“ but above all, money.â€?
stronghold of Kandahar in a separate airstrike. At the sprawling Bagram Air Field, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, about 400 soldiers in camouflage uniforms and brown combat boots stood at attention for a momentâ€™s silence as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of some 94,000 U.S. troops in the country, led the ceremony. A bugler played taps and a color guard displayed the U.S. flag and the flags of units serving in eastern Afghanistan where the base is located, about 30 miles north of Kabul. In the Iraqi capital, hun-
dreds of American troops gathered to remember their fallen comrades in one of ousted dictator Saddam Husseinâ€™s former palaces in Baghdad that is now part of the U.S. militaryâ€™s Camp Victory. Troops placed a wreath at the foot of a towering American flag inside the palace, and a brass band played the American national anthem. Troops enjoyed cake after the ceremony. Separate attacks in Iraq killed four people â€“ including a prominent leader of anti-insurgent forces, police and hospital officials said Monday.
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German president quits over military remarks BERLIN â€“ President Horst Koehler stunned Germans by resigning Monday after being criticized for appearing to link military deployments abroad with the countryâ€™s economic interests â€“ creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel. The resignation, effective immediately, came a year into Koehlerâ€™s second term as the largely ceremonial head of state. Merkelâ€™s center-right alliance installed the former International Monetary Fund boss as president in 2004, and his departure is a symbolic blow. The speaker of parliamentâ€™s upper house â€“ Bremen Mayor Jens Boehrnsen, a member of the opposition Social Democrats â€“ temporarily takes over presidential duties, largely signing legislation into law.
Haitian quake victims brace for new season PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti â€“ A hurricane season predicted to be one of the wettest on record opens today in the Caribbean, where hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have only tarps or fraying tents to protect them in a major storm. The Haitian government, which had five months to prepare, says itâ€™s still working on emergency and evacuation plans. But it is unclear where people will go with many churches, schools and other potential shelters toppled by the quake. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
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Sale raises spending issues BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – When is a windfall not a windfall? The $7.4 million the county is expected to receive for a property sale may not be a windfall for some commissioners who want some consideration given to using it to pay for programs. County Manager Brenda Jones-Fox wants to put the money back into the capital improvements fund to help maintain and repair county buildings. The money comes from the sale of the 29-acre Ev-
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Deal: Greensboro Auto Auction offered the appraised property value for the W. Wendover Avenue property, adjoining the company’s 232-acre site. There were no reported upset bids. ergreens Senior Health Care property on W. Wendover Avenue to Greensboro Auto Auction. The sale is expected to close in July. For now, the money will stay in the improvements fund. The Board of Com-
missioners voted 10-0 on May 20 to approve the sale and put the money in the fund. Commissioners will discuss the 2011 budget proposals again on Thursday. “Any time you use onetime capital dollars or any one-time dollars to fund ongoing operations, that’s a sign of fiscal stress,” Fox said. “It is not recommended to put it in the general fund.” Several commissioners want to put everything on the table in hopes of restoring some of the $17.2 million in cuts Jones-Fox recommended in her $568.9 million budget proposal.
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Donna Deweese is Nursing Assistant of the Year at Randolph Hospital. She was recognized during the hospital’s recent Annual Nurses Week Celebration. Deweese, who has been with Randolph Hospital for two years, is a former displaced mill worker who faced the challenges of a career change and earned her CNA license from Randolph Community College.
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GUILFORD COUNTY – Graduation season has begun for the county school district. Across the county, high school seniors are signing yearbooks, trying on caps and gowns and saying their farewells. By Monday, school district leaders expect approximately 4,400 seniors to graduate, and they are encouraging respectful behavior along with some security reminders. “This is an exciting time for our students and their families,” said Tony Watlington, executive director for the Central Region and the district graduation coordinator. Here are some guidelines for high school seniors and their families: Security: Guests will not be allowed to bring the following items into the graduation: duffel bags, fanny packs, backpacks, balloons, air horns or noisemakers. Conduct: All graduates, family members and guests should show respect for all graduates by applauding politely, limiting cheers so every graduate’s name is heard and remaining seated during the entire ceremony. “We are so proud of our graduates, and we want to make sure each ceremony is respectful and focuses on what’s important – the students and their hard work over the last 13 years,” Watlington said. The season began May 14 when 51 seniors from the Early College at Guilford graduated on the campus green. High schools that follow the traditional academic calendar will hold graduation ceremonies through Monday. Graduations for these schools will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center: Ragsdale High School on Friday, and T. W. Andrews High, High Point Central and Southwest High on Saturday. Penn-Griffin School of the Arts ceremonies will be held Wednesday at the school.
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TRIAD — A Triad volunteer for the Special Olympics who has High Point ties will be part of a delegation traveling to Morocco to help plan the global future of the annual games. Sherry Paul, along with two other state delegates, will be attending the 2010 Special Olympics Global Congress. The congress will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, June 6-10. The event brings together leadership from 174 Special Olympics programs hailing from more than 139 countries around the world. The congress will chart the course for the future of the Special Olympics movement, organizers say. Other North Carolina delegates attending include Special Olympics athlete Zach Commander of Elizabeth City and Ron Henries of Boone, who
serves as vice chairman of the Special Olympics of North Carolina board of directors. Over four days, the congress will give delegates from Special Olympics North Carolina the opportunity to provide feedback on the future direction the Special Olympics movement will take. Also during the congress, founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver will be remembered for her leadership and vision. “This meeting will provide us a tremendous opportunity to share our vision of how Special Olympics should move forward over the next five years,” said Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president and CEO. “North Carolina’s three representatives have a wealth of experience in Special Olympics which will be of great benefit in the planning sessions.” Paul, of Winston-Salem, has been active with the Special Olympics for 32 years. She
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works with special populations programs at the High Point Parks and Recreation Department. Paul has served as the Special Olympics Guilford County/High Point local coordinator for 16 years. She also served as a coach for many of the sports offered in High Point and attended the Special Olympics World Summer Games as a coach in 1987 in South Bend, Ind.; in 1991 in Minneapolis; in 1995 in New Haven, Conn.; and in 1999 in Raleigh. In 2006, she became the volunteer games director for the annual Special Olympics of North Carolina Fall Games that are held in High Point. Commander, 38, has been involved in Special Olympics since he was 12, participating in many sports over the years. He currently is active in Alpine skiing, basketball, soccer and volleyball. He also is active with the N.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee.
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Evelyn Beck............Lexingon Phyllis Jayne............Archdale Noah Ludwig........Lexington Gerald Oakley.........Archdale Rachel Sedberry...High Point Donna Sink........Thomasville Michael Skeen........Archdale Merle Troutman...High Point Carol Warren........High Point L. Webb..............Thomasville Willie Williams.....High Point
Merle Palmer Troutman HIGH POINT – Mrs. Troutman was born on August 28, 1937 in Albemarle, North Carolina, the daughter of Floyd & Martha Palmer. She lived in High Point for 46 yrs. and was a member of Green Street Baptist Church where she enjoyed working with children and missions positions through the years. At one point Merle was an associational Women’s Missionary Union Director. She was a homemaker and former owner/operator of Merle’s Alterations from 1979-1994. She graduated from Wingate College (1955-1957) with a Home Economics degree. Mrs. Troutman was 72 years old at the time of death. She had been in declining health for several years dealing with Multiple Systems Atrophy. Her death occurred at Hospice Home of the Piedmont. Mrs. Troutman is survived by husband, I. Vance Troutman of High Point, North Carolina and a brother, Zane Palmer of Milford, Kansas. Surviving children are Manya Troutman Dunn (David), Troy, NC, Dale Troutman (Aimee), Colfax, NC, Donna Peoples Smith (Tim), Kernersville, NC, Dawn Troutman Herring (Jay), Rockford, TN, David Troutman (Lisa), High Point, NC. Surviving grandchildren are, Kaitlin Troutman, Katherine Troutman, Aaron Peoples, Alex Peoples, Alyssa Smith, Caroline Herring, Lauren Herring and Jennifer Herring. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Street Baptist Church (303 Rotary Drive, High Point) by Rev. Frank Hensley. Burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle, N.C. at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cumby Funeral Home at 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point. Memorials can be made to Hospice Home of the Piedmont (1803 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262) and Green Street Baptist Church Building Fund (mailing: 1701 Westchester Drive, suite 620, High Point, N.C. 27262). Members of the Lydia Watson & John Riggs Sunday School Classes are requested to sit together during the service. Online condolences can be made through www. cumbyfuneral.com.
Carol Annette Hoover Warren HIGH POINT – Mrs. Carol Annette Hoover Warren, 48, of 1725 Cedrow Dr., passed away peacefully on May 28, 2010 at High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina on April 11, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Clark L. and Katie H. Hoover. Mrs. Warren was a 1980 graduate of James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC, and continued her education at NC A&T State University. She later enrolled at ECPI to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. She was a selfemployed CNA and part time assistant at Joseph’s House, Incorporated in Greensboro. Carol was a member of Williams Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where she participated in the choir and served as a church greeter before her health began to decline. Carol leaves to treasure her precious memory her husband, Gary; one son, Anthony; one granddaughter, Remedy; two sisters, Ina of High Point, and Cynthia of Greensboro; three brothers, Don, Wyatt and Reginald (Evelyn) Hoover, all of Greensboro, NC; one stepson, Gary of Clarksburg, WV; mother-in-law, Julie Warren; two sistersin-law, Teresa and Rose; brothers-in-law, Tommy and William Warren, all of Henderson, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The Homegoing Service will be conducted Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 1 p.m., at Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd., with Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday, 12:30 to 1 p.m. and other times at the residence. Haizlip Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.haizlipfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn Beck LEXINGTON – Evelyn Barton Beck, formerly of Lexington, died May 28, 2010, at Cary Health and Rehabilitation in Cary. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Piedmont Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Rachel Moss Sedberry, age 93, died May 30, 2010 in the Westchester Manor Nursing Center. She was a former resident of the Wesleyan Arms Retirement Center. Mrs. Sedberry was born July 8, 1916 in Rockingham, N.C. a daughter of James B. and Bertha Chandler Moss. She had lived in High Point since 1937. Mrs. Sedberry retired from Pilot Life Insurance Company in 1978 and was a member of Montlieu Avenue United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. On December 26, 1936 she married P. A. Sedberry, who preceded her in death in 1983. Surviving are her son Philip A. Sedberry and wife Mary Ann of High Point and two grandchildren, Michael Sedberry and wife Michelle and Anthony Sedberry and wife Jeanne. There are also three great grandchildren, Alexa Sedberry, Trey and Grace Sedberry. A graveside service for Mrs. Sedberry will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 pm in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery by the Reverend Karen Hudson. The family will receive friends at Sechrest Funeral Service on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please share your condolences with the family at www. sechrestfunerals.com.
HIGH POINT – Mr. Willie Love Williams, 91, of 1200 Wendell St., died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Triad Care & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Williams was born May 12, 1919 in Monroe, NC, to the union of Leroy and Lossie Williams, and was a resident of High Point since 1939. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Jones Williams; his parents; one sister; and two brothers. Survivors include a son, Anthony Williams of High Point; a grandson, Shavar Williams of High Point; two brothers, Thomas (Katie) Williams of Monroe, and Marvin (Daisy) Williams of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Addie Stewart of Montclair, N.J., and Earlie Crumpe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; devoted nieces, Bettie Gulledge of Newark, N.J., and Janie Gulledge of Montclair, N.J.; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the chapel of Haizlip Funeral Home, with Rev. F.O. Bass, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 2 to 3:00 p.m. Online condolences and memorials may be shared at www.haizlipfuneralhome.com.
THOMASVILLE – Donna Elizabeth Parnell Sink of Will Johnson Road died May 29, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.
Michael Davis Skeen ARCHDALE – TSGT Michael Davis Skeen, 59, formerly of Archdale NC died Sunday May 30th, 2010 at North Carolina State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC. He was born to Ralph Joseph Skeen and Daffie Hazel Davis Skeen on September 26th, 1950 in Guilford County. He was a 1970 graduate of Trinity High School and was retired from the United States Air Force as Air Transportation Supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Peggy Fletcher and a brother, Grover Skeen. Surviving are three sisters, Marie Kady and husband Wayne of Royal Oak MI, Jane Richardson and husband James of Archdale, NC and Sara Burton and husband Marty of Caswell Beach, NC; one brother, Hershal Skeen and wife Barbara of China Grove NC; one sister-inlaw, Jitsy Skeen and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Garden Park Cemetery with Reverend Tim Steen officiating. Visitation will follow at Glenola Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to North Carolina State Veterans Home, P.O. Box 599 Salisbury, NC 28145. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, NC.
Laurastine Hill Webb THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Laurastine Hill Webb, 77, a resident of the Fairgrove Area, died Sunday afternoon, May 30, 2010 in the High Point Regional Hospital. She was born November 4, 1932 in Davidson County, a daughter of the late Ernest E. Hill and Mallie Mabe Hill. Mrs. Webb was a Homemaker. She was married to James O.D. Hill, Sr., who preceded her in death March 8, 1988. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Judith Webb of Thomasville; brothers, Roy Hill and wife Autamae, Doug Hill and wife Evelyn and Bill Hill all of Thomasville; grandchildren, Hollie Rene and husband Gary and Sara York and husband C.J., all of Thomasville; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Stiers, Hope Stiers, Balmir Rene, Will York and Cameron York all of Thomasville; and beloved nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Chester Byerly officiating. Mrs. Webb will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the service hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be directed to the AAA Class of Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 118 Salem Street, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
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Gerald Oakley ARCHDALE – Gerald Wayne Oakley, 69, resident of Archdale, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at Hospice Home in High Point. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
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Phyllis Fetters Jayne ARCHDALE â€“ Mrs. Phyllis Fetters Jayne, 71, a resident of Archdale died Tuesday May 25, 2010 at High Point Regional Hospital. Mrs. Jayne was born August 21, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of Earl and Grace Wilkinson Fetters. She was of the Episcopalian faith. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by her husband David Jayne of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Davis and her husband Ken of Mocksville; one brother, Laten Fetters of Pittsburgh, PA and two grandchildren, Daniel Harrison and Camille Ridge. A Memorial Service to celebrate Jayneâ€™s life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. conducted by Reverend Ken Kroos in the Sechrest Funeral Chapel, 120 Trindale Road, Archdale, NC 27263. Online condolences can be made at www.sechrestfunerals.net.
Noah Ludwig LEXINGTON â€“ Noah Jordan Ludwig, infant son of Jason Daniel and Joyce Faye Ludwig, died May 29, 2010, at Duke University Hospital, after his birth on May 13. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Amazing Grace Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home.
B-17 drops flowers to honor CIA casualties
7 die in shootings in Baltimore BALTIMORE (AP) â€“ Police are investigating a series of shootings that left seven people dead and three more injured over a violent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL-mee) says there have been 10 shootings since Friday. In two of the fatal shootings, police have identified persons of interest,
and charges are pending against one of them. Guglielmi says the department is responding with extra patrols, special deployments of plainclothes officers, and additional homicide detectives. He says most of the shootings appear to be related to drug activity, while one of them appeared to be a domestic dispute.
Pregnant girlfriend, grandmother found dead BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) â€“ A man has been accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her grandmother to death in a dispute at their Connecticut apartment. Police say 23-year-old Yelisza Delvalle and her fetus and 79-year-old Ignasa Delvalle were found dead Sunday in their
bedrooms in Bridgeport. The women had been stabbed and slashed with a knife. Police say a couple of hours later they arrested Yelisza Delvalleâ€™s 24-year-old boyfriend at the entrance to the cityâ€™s Lakeview Cemetery on two counts of murder. The man was held on a $2 million bond.
Early wedding dinner exit angers mother- in-law
ear Abby: My mother-in-law is upset with my wife and me for sneaking out of a wedding reception early (before the dinner was served). There was a long delay between the reception and the dinner, and a DJ was playing loud, deafening rock â€™nâ€™ roll music. We were seated near a speaker and it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. My wife claimed a major headache to the guests seated at our table, and we discreetly left the reception. My mother-in-law says if you accept the dinner invitation it is bad manners not to eat the dinner because it cost the hosts money. I say, if the reception has intolerable environmental factors inflicted on the guests, leaving early is acceptable. Were we rude to leave as we did? â€“ Lost My Appetite in South Carolina Dear Lost My Appetite: Let me put it this way â€“ your mother-in-law has a point. Because the music was so loud that you were uncomfortable, you should have asked your hosts to instruct the DJ to lower the volume somewhat. It would have been preferable to walking out. Dear Abby: Iâ€™m the supervisor of a small office. One of my biggest chal-
Gary Lewi said officials decided to honor the fallen CIA employees after it appeared no other Memorial Day commemoration in the country had been planned. Museum president Jeff Clyman said such a public acknowledgment is rare. â€œThe knowledge that seven CIA personnel were killed at the hands of a terrorist compels us to pause and remember these patriots who fully understood the mortal danger they faced and yet deliberately went into harmâ€™s way to protect our homeland and our lives,â€? Clyman said in a statement.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) â€“ Historic aircraft escorted a B-17 bomber before it dropped flowers over the Statue of Liberty in a public Memorial Day tribute to seven CIA employees killed in Afghanistan. Two World War II aircraft from the American Airpower Museum on Long Island took off with the bomber and flew with it before breaking formation because of strong winds as the bomber approached a site in New AP York Harbor near where Michael J. Sulick (right) director of the National Clandestine Service of the Central the World Trade Center Intelligence Agency, accompanied by Rabbi Harvey Abramowitz, prepares to re- stood. Museum spokesman lease a dozen roses over the Statue of Liberty in New York on Monday.
lenges is scheduling time off for the female employees. In my day, you didnâ€™t take a day ADVICE off unless you were Dear very sick or Abby your child â– â– â– was sick. Now they seem to want time off for everything from school events, sporting events, getting their nails done, their faces waxed or tanning appointments. I am amazed at the decline in work ethic. As I read about the unemployment in our country, I would think people would be grateful to have a well-paying job with benefits â€“ but the recession hasnâ€™t slowed any of our female employees down one bit. What has happened to the old-fashioned work ethic that founded this country? (Maybe it went south along with the jobs?) And by the way, Abby, I am a female. â€“ Takes My Job Seriously Dear Takes: Most companies give employees time off for personal business and vacations, as well as time off for their own illnesses or the illness of family members. If they choose to use the time the way you have described, it is their right to do so. However, if they are taking more
than the company offers, that could be a problem. While I understand your point, please try to be less judgmental. Dear Abby: My wife and I work and lead busy lives. The dinner table is the only place we can sit together with our son and have a relaxing conversation. My wife, however, goes off and eats by herself saying she canâ€™t wait â€“ even though dinner is almost ready. I have tried telling her I prefer family time, but she brushes me off or becomes angry. Any suggestions? â€“ Hungry For Conversation Dear Hungry: Yes. If you want family dinners with your wife, you will have to find out â€“ and resolve â€“ what is eating her. Clear the air and you may find her less hungry for solitude. A gentle reminder: Families sitting down and sharing meals together is a practice that is happening less and less, and itâ€™s a shame. Teachers tell me that students who eat with their parents usually earn better grades than those who eat in front of a television set or on the run. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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