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Rita C. Haire, elementary principal at High Point Christian Academy, will receive the 2010 Golden Key Research Grant, a $1,000 award, by the Golden Key International Honour Society. Haire is a Golden Key member and doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
“A Touch of Class” performs on stage Thursday at the kickoff of the downtown summer concert series at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal.
Time to jam! Hundreds turn out for concert series kickoff BY DIANNA BELL ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
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Linda Pardue holds her granddaughter, Brittany Caudle, while listening to music with Brittany’s aunt, Debbie Jones (right), in downtown High Point.
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HIGH POINT – A startup pharmaceutical and biotech firm could bring 25 or more jobs to High Point and boost the local tax base by at least $2 million. High Point is competing against other locations in the Triad, New Jersey and California for the firm Apixir Pharma Sciences, which was created by three scientists through a business partnership. The firm’s activities would include researching, developing and manufacturing drug intermediates and other products and providing research and development services to companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The city is considering economic incentives of up to $35,000. High Point City Council will hold a public hearing on the incentives
at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Apixir Pharma Sciences should decide on where it will locate within a few weeks, said Loren Hill, president of the High Point Economic Development Corp. The EDC announced the project Thursday. The firm would occupy space in a building complex at Premier and Eastchester drives in north High Point. Apixir Pharma Sciences should be in operation sometime this year, said Sreenivasa Eturi, one of the partners. The firm is considering High Point because of its business climate and existing support structure for other pharmaceutical and biotech companies. High Point is home to at least 11 biotech companies, according to information from the N.C. Biotechnology Center. Apixir Pharma Sciences plans to create at least 25 local jobs during the first three years of operation, according to the EDC. The positions would be scientific and research
HIGH POINT – The first Thursday of Party on the Plank started off with a bang – and a fear of rain. But that didn’t stop hundreds of people from coming to downtown High Point to dance in the street and enjoy live music, food and a festive atmosphere. Local resident Gwen Barnes was among those turning out for Thursday’s kickoff of the downtown summer concert series, which will run each
Apixir Pharma Sciences, a startup pharmaceutical and biotech firm, is considering opening in the Premier Office & Technology Park in north High Point at Premier and Eastchester drives. The name of the firm – Apixir – is derived from the term “active pharmaceutical ingredients,” or API. The partners who have formed the company are: • Murty Arimilli, director of research and development, who lives in Guilford County • Sreenivasa Eturi, director of strategy, who lives in New Jersey • Ashok Bhandari, director of business development, who lives in California
jobs, with an average wage between $40,000 and $50,000, the EDC reports. “Each of our partners has background in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and experience in interdisciplinary areas,” said Murty Arimilli, one of the firm’s partners. “We have accumulated experience in developing novel drugs in various therapeutic areas. Our collective strength is to offer a sustained business environment in drug development programs.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3528
Thursday through July 8. “The event is great for High Point,” Barnes said. Because of storm clouds predicted to hover over High Point earlier in the afternoon, the decision to move the party to the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal on E. Commerce Avenue, which has a roof, was made late Wednesday. The rain did not show, however, but some attendees said they were glad the event had been moved
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Grant provides fire safety devices in Macedonia area BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – They are the most common cause of fires in High Point, but fire officials hope the number of calls they get after cooking mishaps will now decrease thanks to a recent grant project. Last month, the High Point Fire Department completed the “Fire Safe Neighborhood” project in which firefighters installed a product called StoveTop FireStop in 60 homes in the Macedonia neighborhood. Commonly referred to as “a fireman in a can,” the product works like a fire extinguisher and is designed to extinguish cooking fires on a stove much like an extinguisher would. “With cooking fires being the No. 1 cause of fires nationally and here in High Point, we felt that this might give us an advantage in trying to decrease the amount of damage and injuries that we see from these types of fires,” said fire department Capt. Denita Lynch. The city saw a rash of cooking-related fires that caused extensive property damage and some minor injuries earlier this year. In some cases, residents delayed calling for help and tried to put fires out on their stove, which made
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the blazes worse. The fires are generally sparked by food that is left unattended on a stove or in an oven. Historically, cooking fires have topped the list of calls to which the fire department responds. From March 1, 2009, through March 1, 2010, there were 98 reported kitchen fires that caused an average of $22,765 in property damage per incident. The safety project was funded through a Community Development Block Grant that fire officials applied for in 2009 through the city’s Community Development and Housing Department. Fire officials who visited the 60 homes involved in the project performed other safety checks while they were there. “The firefighters that visited these homes not only gave them some added protection in the kitchen, but they also checked and replaced smoke alarm batteries, provided educational materials and information on how to keep themselves and their family members safe, as well as providing courtesy home inspections,” Lynch said. A total of 21 courtesy home inspections were performed and 82 batteries were replaced in smoke alarms. email@example.com | 888-3531
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investigating the death as a possible hate crime. “We’ve not been able to rule that out,” Reggie Lloyd, chief of the State Law Enforcement Division, said Thursday. “You have to chase that down, as an angle of this.” The FBI has been working with Lloyd’s agency to sort out what led up to the shooting death of Anthony Hill, 30. South Carolina has no state hate crime statute, and federal authorities have not decided if they will take over the case.
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) – Two men who worked at a South Carolina poultry processing plant had spent most of the day together Tuesday, hanging out late into the evening, maybe rehashing their long shifts. By the next morning, one of the men – who was black – was dead, shot to death and then dragged behind a pickup truck for more than 10 miles down a country road. The other – a white man – was in jail, charged with murder, and authorities were
A truck drives by a blood trail on South Carolina Highway 176 in Newberry, S.C., where police officials claim murder suspect Gregory Collins allegedly dragged the body of Anthony Hill for miles behind Collins’ truck by a rope tied around Hills’ neck.
High Point police are seeking the following wanted persons: • Charles Paul Thompson, 33, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wanted for felony breaking and entering. • Carlos Cortez White, 21, 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 170 pounds, wanted for felony breaking and entering. • Scott Anthony Morris, 20, 6 feet, 7 inches tall, 210 pounds, wanted for felony obtaining property by false pretenses.* Anyone with information about any of these suspects is asked to call High Point Crimestoppers at 889-4000.
Better Business Bureau warns of scam BY JORDAN HOWSE ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
THOMASVILLE – Triad residents recently have been winning large sums of money from the North Carolina Education Lottery. But when a Thomasville woman was told she won the “International Lottery,” she was immediately suspicious. Wednesday morning the woman got a call from a man who told her he was from the Better Business Bureau saying she won $3.5 million in the International Lottery. The man said she had to send him a money order for $499 before she could claim her prize. “I didn’t want to hang up on him because I wanted to get all his information,” said the woman, whose identity was verified with the bureau and
who wishes to remain anonymous. “I knew I was going to call the Better Business Bureau when I hung up.” The man called from an 876 area code, which is located in Jamaica, although he claimed to be from Las Vegas. The man, claiming to be named James Parker, gave her an incomplete local telephone number and lowered his “fee” to $250 after the woman expressed suspicion. The man has not given up. “James Parker” has called the Thomasville woman three times since the first call Wednesday. Kevin Hinterberger, president and CEO of the BBB in Greensboro, said the fake lottery is the most common type of scam he hears about. “I think the BBB was targeted for this type of scam because people trust the BBB,” Hinterberger said. “These people want to connect themselves
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with reputable businesses. They brand themselves with businesses that people trust so the people believe in their scam.” Hinterberger said the BBB is a nonprofit agency and has nothing to do with any lotteries. His advice to people is that if they receive notification that they have won a large sum of money in a contest they haven’t entered, it’s a scam. Hinterberger also wanted to remind people that it is illegal in this country to play a foreign lottery. “They say the money is for taxes or paperwork, but if consumers win a lottery, they should not have to pay anything,” Hinterberger said. “If you get a type of call like this, just give the BBB a call and we’ll be happy to help you out.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3537
Randolph man faces child porn charges BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
RANDOLPH COUNTY – A Randolph County man faces charges after sheriff’s investigators uncovered suspected child pornography on his computer. Detectives from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a Kennedy Road residence in Trinity May 24 during an investigation into the illegal trade of child pornography over the Internet.
A search of the residence led to the seizure of one desktop computer, one laptop computer, various items of electronic media, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office. Since then, detectives have located digital files on the desktop computer containing child pornography, which led to charges being filed in the case this week. Timothy Daniel Reed, 21, was charged with 72 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, one
count of possession of marijuana up to a half-ounce and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office. Reed was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Randolph County Jail under a $250,000 bond. Authorities said the case is still under active investigation. Detectives were assisted in the investigation by members of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. The case was handled by
detectives who are members of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of sheriff’s offices from several Triad counties. The task force is a partner with the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Together, the organizations have provided the training and specialized equipment that make continued investigation of these cases possible. email@example.com | 888-3531
Location change nixes activities for children FROM PAGE 1
for the evening. “I vote for it to be held under the awning every Thursday,” said Nancy Schrull, president of the High Point Newcomers Club. “The location provides nice shade.” Steven Dailey and BJ Cobb, who work in the IHFC building, both agreed it was nice to have something to do downtown. Vendors lined the terminal in front of IHFC and the High Point Theatre, sending off good smells and delicious sights. Bruster’s Ice Cream and Mr. Latta’s Italian Ice were on hand to help cool off the crowd as they listened to A Touch of Class and The Part Time Party Band. Papa John’s Pizza and Taco Corner provided other food along with Concessions Galore, Hampton’s, POP Warner Football and C’s Little Enterprise. Booths were set up with various items to buy: jewelry, shirts, hats and scarves. Port Southern, Emzee Gifts, the Piedmont
Quilt Guild and World’s Collide Design were a few of the many retailers that set up shop. The High Point Civitan Club sold necklaces with beads made out of magazines. They also were raffling off artwork created by High Point Central student Miller Heiman. All proceeds go to support relief efforts in Haiti. For the following Thursdays in the series, weather permitting, kids and art enthusiasts will be more content with the event’s original location at the Neal F. Austin High Point Public Library. The activities for children and the art exhibition had to be canceled for the night because of the change in location. Barnes, Schrull, Dailey and Cobb all agreed that they would be returning in the future. “I’m going all six weeks,” Cobb said. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3537
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Transgender women go topless at beach REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) – Rehoboth Beach in Delaware isn’t a topless beach — but a few transgender women caused a stir by treating it like one. Police say passers-by complained after they removed their tops and revealed their surgically enhanced breasts over
Memorial Day weekend. A lifeguard asked them to put their tops back on. They initially refused, but covered up before police arrived. Even if they hadn’t, though, Police Chief Keith Banks notes they were doing nothing illegal. Since they have male genitalia, they
can’t be charged with indecent exposure for showing their breasts. Banks says there’s no need for a specific law to address the issue. Rehoboth Beach commissioner Kathy McGuiness isn’t so sure. She says the matter will be discussed at a town hall meeting next week.
The winning numbers selected Wednesday in the N.C. Lottery: Powerball 4-9-14-39-43 Powerball: 38 Power Play: 4
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Israelâ€™s use of â€˜capturedâ€™ video draws criticism
Chileâ€™s investigative police officers escort Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot (center) after being located at a neighborhood of Santiago, Thursday.
JERUSALEM (AP) â€“ Israelâ€™s military is using video confiscated from people on the Gazabound aid flotilla to justify opening fire during its deadly raid on the ships, drawing sharp criticism Thursday from foreign correspondents who say some of the footage was shot by journalists. At least two videos posted to the army spokespersonâ€™s YouTube channel
are labeled â€œcapturedâ€? from the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship Israeli commandos stormed in a nighttime raid Monday that left nine people dead. Video of the operation is playing a major role in Israelâ€™s and proPalestinian activistsâ€™ efforts try to push their version of events. Israel says the commandos resorted to force only after activists attacked them.
Holloway suspect detained in Peru case LIMA, Peru (AP) â€“ A Dutch man long suspected in the disappearance of an Alabama teen in Aruba was arrested Thursday in the murder of a young woman in Peru. Stephany Flores, 21, was killed in a Lima hotel Sunday, five years to the day after Natalee Holloway disappeared. The suspect, Joran van der Sloot, was arrested in neighboring Chile, where he traveled the day after
Bangladesh fire kills up to 77, injures dozens DHAKA, Bangladesh â€“ A devastating fire raced through several apartment complexes in the Bangladeshi capital, killing as many as 77 people and injuring dozens, officials and local media reported. Fire official Nazrul Islam said the blaze started when an electric transformer exploded late Thursday, igniting a three-story apartment building in the Najirabazar area of old Dhaka.
8 scientists share lucrative Kavli Prizes OSLO, Norway â€“ Eight scientists from the U.S., Britain and Germany shared three awards worth $1 million each on Thursday for work that has helped humans explore distant corners of the universe and the tiniest particles on Earth. The biennial Kavli Prizes honor research in three categories: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
Cabbie shot twin, aimed for faces in spree WHITEHAVEN, England â€“ Derrick Bird killed his twin brother and the family lawyer, then traveled the roads he had worked as a taxi driver, shooting people â€“ apparently aiming for their faces â€“ killing 12 in all and wounding nearly a dozen before committing suicide. Detectives Thursday were trying to answer the elusive question: What drove the 52-year-old cabbie to commit the worst mass shooting in Britain since 1996?
Scientists begin Mars mission simulation MOSCOW â€“ An international team of researchers climbed into a set of windowless steel capsules Thursday to launch a 520day simulation of a flight to Mars intended to help real space crews of the future cope with confinement, stress and fatigue of interplanetary travel. The six-member, all-male crew will follow a tight regimen of experiments. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
Flores died. Van der Sloot was taken in a dark vehicle to a police office in downtown Santiago. He made no comment as he entered, walking calmly and without handcuffs as journalists shouted his name. Van der Sloot was detained while traveling in a taxi, about halfway to the coast on Route 68, said Fernando Ovalle, deputy spokesman of Chileâ€™s national investigative police.
The suspect did not resist and has been calm under detention, Ovalle said. Chilean police are awaiting instructions from their counterparts in Peru, Ovalle said. Flores, who had been seen with van der Sloot early Sunday, was found Wednesday lying face down on the floor of the suspectâ€™s hotel room in Lima, with her neck broken, Peruvian police Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press.
Karzai wants Taliban at peace table KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â€“ After two days of sometimes acrimonious debate, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday looked likely to win a national peace conferenceâ€™s support for his plan to invite the Taliban to negotiations to try to end Afghanistanâ€™s years of war. But delegates differed about exactly what to offer, and to whom, and when. They argued over whether the top leadership should be welcomed to the negotiating table. And some said the threeday jirga, as the conference is known, was too short to achieve a meaningful outcome. The government says it called together the 1,500 provincial, religious, tribal and other leaders from across the country to advise Karzai on what to try next to end fighting between Taliban in-
surgents and Afghan forces backed by U.S. and N A T O troops. Karzai The president wants to offer rank-and-file insurgents amnesties and other incentives to lay down their arms, and to hold talks with top Taliban leaders if they renounce al-Qaida and vow to uphold the constitution. Winning the backing of the conference would politically bolster Karzai, increasingly unpopular because of corruption in his government and his fraud-marred re-election last year. But even winning broad support of jirga delegates would only be a tentative first step toward negotiating an end to the nearly nine year conflict in Afghanistan.
8 Afghan civilians killed in fighting KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â€“ A clash between Afghan forces and Taliban militants left four civilians dead in a southern district where a major NATO operation early this year was meant to reassert government control, a provincial official said Thursday. Also, a roadside bombing in the same province killed four other civilians. The clash happened early Wednesday after militants fired on an Afghan forces patrol in Marjah district, sparking a gunbattle, Helmand provincial spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said. The civilians â€“ three men and one woman â€“ were killed when a rocket hit a house, he said. No security forces were hurt, Ahmadi added. It was not clear if there were any militant casualties. Four other civilians â€“ two men and two young boys â€“ were killed when their motorbike hit a roadside bomb in
Helmandâ€™s Nawzad district on Wednesday afternoon, he said. Civilian casualties are a hot-button issue in Afghanistan, although most are caused by militant action.
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We must change nation’s election financing laws You want to know why people like you and me hardly ever get helped by Congress’ actions, and it always seems those who need help the least are getting the help? It’s because Congress helps those who help them. Right now, 98 percent of incumbent politicians win re-election, and it’s largely because of the advantage those already in office have in fundraising. Their funding always is several times the amount of money challengers have. Funding relates directly to winning elections, making it impossible for people like you and me to run for office, much less get elected. Righting this wrong will take new legislation, and getting that done will require electing the right people. And those people won’t be politicians supported by the monied interests. It will be people like you and me, who want the vote of each one of us to count equally. We don’t want wealthy people and corporations to have undue influence on senators and representatives, silencing the voices of thousands of us common folks. And there are plenty of us; working stiffs like you and me, homeless veterans, the unemployed and people who have just lost faith in the American dream. This issue, unglamorous though it may be, is more important than health care, environmental protection, financial regulations and all other issues because the decisions on those issues will always be influenced by money from corporations and other wealthy interests to their advantage, and our disadvantage, if we don’t change the law. Recent environmental and human tragedies like the 29 deaths
money than our recyclables. I’m not so proud of reported “progress” when I discover it is designed to serve fewer citizens and cost all of us more. THOMAS COREY High Point
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City saves on recycling costs by cutting service I’m not sure this is fit for publication as a letter to the editor. It is more of a plea to the editor to do a factual story on the new city automated recycling program. High Point has discontinued recyclable collection to all townhomes and condominiums as a part of the new automated recycling program, according to the customer service department. Residents are being told instead they can take their recyclables to
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t may be a good idea for the University of North Carolina system to expand its capacity for training engineers. But it’s just not the time to execute the plan that some university officials are proposing. Legislation is rapidly moving through the General Assembly to approve a $450 million bond issue – without first getting voter consent – to fund new engineering buildings at N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University, repairs and renovations to other buildings and to purchase equipment for some members of the university system and the state’s community colleges. On Thursday, the state Senate gave final approval to the bill in a nearly politically partisan vote with most Democrats saying yes and most Republicans voting no. The legislation now moves to the N.C. House of Representatives. Officials at the two branches of the university and a community college or two who also stand to gain funds from the bond issue plan were out in force asking the senators to approve the measure. Again, we say that the projects to be funded under this plan are noble efforts in education and jobs and career training. But there’s more to this issue than noble efforts. The cost of this bond issue would be $18 million next year and grow to $39 million annually. The state would repay the bonds and pay $330 million in interest over 21 years. The state already pays more than $600 million a year in interest on bonds that were issued in the past – some with voter approval and some that were issued without voter approval. Unbelievably, all this is going on at a time when legislators and state officials also are trying to figure out how to cover an $800 million revenue shortfall for the coming year and anticipating a $2 billion to $3 billion possible shortfall the following year. This idea should go away immediately and come back in a few years if the state gets back onto better financial footing. The Legislature simply doesn’t need to add to the taxpayers’ burdens just now.
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designated drop-off points (as we did 15 years ago). Call 883-3111 yourself and ask them. Approximately two-thirds of all High Point residents live in single-family detached dwellings, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Presumably, they are being served by the new recycling program. The other third of us either have never been served or have been recently discontinued. (The customer service person didn’t know if apartments were ever served, but did say that all townhouses were recently discontinued.) The city and the Enterprise have both published how the automated system will save tax dollars by eliminating personnel. Discontinuing service to a sizable percentage of the residents certainly should reduce costs! But months ahead of time, the city started collecting a $1 fee for the service from everyone. Some savings! The city seems more efficient at collecting our
The Community Band, which receives funding from the cities of Trinity and Archdale, has planned a free concert for the public at 2 p.m. June 12 at Creekside Park in Archdale. The Community Band decided to provide music free to our communities at various times during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Their busiest time of the year has been during the holidays when they are invited to play at various churches. The financial support received from the cities of Archdale and Trinity helps members of the Community Band to bring the arts to our citizens, and they enjoy bringing the arts to our communities. They have plans to hold future events later this year. I urge residents to come and invite their friends. CARLTON T. BOYLES Trinity The writer is mayor of Trinity.
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Triad residents turn out for Memorial Day events
he Memorial Day events held throughout our area were just great. I am very glad to see so many people taking their time to honor and remember the American service members who died in war. I am a member of the Steve Millikin Black Cap Veterans Group in Greensboro, and we had an impressive program on Sunday at the Greensboro Country Park. Boy Scout Troop 101 from Westminister Presbyterian Church was there to do the presentation of colors, under the direction of Scoutmaster Bryan Sykes. It is really great to see young people involved and attending these patriotic events. Our guest speaker was Capt. Dan Hinkle, U.S. Naval Reserve (Ret). His speech was titled “The Cost of Freedom,” and I really believe we just don’t hear about this subject enough. Thomasville always has such a good Memorial Day Parade, and this was also well attended. I would like to say thanks to all who attended these events throughout our area. America’s war deaths continue to climb. Going back to 1775, the told stands at 965,260, almost 1 million. June 25 marks the 60th anniversary of the onset of the Korean War, as recognized in the U.N. Security Council Resolution 82, “Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea.” More than 33,000 U.S. troops were killed in action and 92,000 others wounded. Sixty years later, 8,000 Americans remain unaccounted for. The Republic of Korea army lost more 220,000 killed in action and more than 700,000 wounded; an estimated 2 million Korean civilians died on both sides of the conflict. Today, the Republic of Korea has the world’s 13th largest economy and is leading global suppliers of cell phones, flat screen TVs, ships and steel. This is the result of the hard work and sacrifice of the Korean people; but without the sacrifices of American sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people
they never met, none of these accomplishments by the Korean people could have taken place. I can never understand why the Korean War is referred to as the “Forgotten War.” I guess VETERAN’S this goes back to the VIEWS beginning when the U.N. Security Council resoluStan tions Nos. 82, 83, 84, 85 Spangle Sr. and 88 were used in lieu ■■■ of a declaration of war by Congress to commit U.S. forces to fight alongside troops from Republic of Korea and 17 other nations as part of the United Nations Command under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. I went back to South Korea in 1994, and I was very impressed with the progress and dedication of the South Korean people. All whom I have met are very grateful to all Americans for our part in their freedom today. A recent Department of Veterans Affairs announcement says another 29,000 Vietnam veterans are expected to file for disability from more diseases they now recognize as results of being exposed to Agent Orange. Some veterans might have already filed and were denied. If your claim was denied, it is time to re-open your claim. Don’t file a new claim, just simply reopen the original claim. Any survivors of veterans who have died from Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia can now open previous claims or file new claims if the veteran died from these two diseases. We thought we would have a Disabled American Veterans office here in High Point by this time; however, there have been more delays. Perhaps soon we can get this accomplished. God Bless America and all other nations. Semper Fi! STAN SPANGLE SR. is a 21-year veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in Korea and Vietnam. He’s a member of numerous veterans organizations.
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House of Representatives Davidson Rep. Hugh Holliman (D) (81st House District), 103 Sapona Road, Lexington, NC 27295, (336) 9561385, (336) 2486272, Raleigh, (919) 715-0873 Rep. Larry Brown (R) (73rd House District), P.O. Box 85, Kernersville, NC 27285, (336) 972-4256; Raleigh, (919) 733-5607 Rep. Jerry Dockham (R) (80th House District), P.O. Box 265, Old Camp Road, Denton, NC 27239, (336) 859-2181; Raleigh (919) 733-2526; Room 1213, Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Randolph Rep. Harold Brubaker (R) (78th House District), 138 Scarboro St., Asheboro, NC 27203, (336) 6295128; Raleigh, (919) 715-4946 Room 1229, Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 Rep. Pat Hurley (R) (70th House District),141 Ridgecrest Road, Asheboro, NC 27203, (336) 6259210; Raleigh, (919) 733-5865 607 Legislative Office Building, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
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BP tries to cap gusher
Projections show oil reaching East Coast
METAIRIE, La. (AP) – One-half of the cut and cap is done. Now comes the hard part – putting a lid on the Gulf oil gusher. BP sliced off the main pipe on the leaking oil well with giant shears Thursday in the latest bid to curtail the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but the cut was jagged, and a looser fitting cap will be needed. The inverted funnel-like cap slightly wider than the severed pipe will be placed over the spewing oil. A rubber seal on the inside will attempt to keep oil from escaping, though engineers acknowledge some crude will still come out. “We’ll have to see when we get the containment cap on it just how effective it is,” said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point
Danene Birtell of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research cleans the wing of an oiled pelican in Buras, La., Thursday. man for the disaster. BP PLC turned to the giant shears after a diamond-tipped saw became stuck in the pipe halfway through the job, yet another frustrating delay in the six-week-old spill. The cap could be set over the gusher by this morning. If the cap can be put on successfully, BP will siphon the oil and gas to a tanker on the surface.
PayPal millionaire’s rocket making first test flight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A multimillionaire’s newest rocket is poised to blast off today on its maiden voyage, a trial run of what the pioneering company hopes to do for NASA once the shuttles stop flying. Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket will attempt to carry a mock-up of its Dragon capsule into orbit today. NASA wants to use the combo to haul cargo to the International Space Sta-
tion next year. Elon Musk, chief executive officer for SpaceX, said astronauts could follow within three years of his company PayPal getting a contract. It’s all part of President Barack Obama’s grand exploration plan: relieving NASA of the mundane chore of ferrying goods and people to the space station, so it can focus on developing what’s needed to get astronauts to asteroids and Mars in the coming decades.
Carradine’s widow files wrongful death suit in LA LOS ANGELES (AP) – Court records show David Carradine’s widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a film company handling the actor’s last film. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday is against MS2 S.A., a French company responsible for the production of the movie “Stretch.” The lawsuit claims the company promised to provide Carradine the best possible amenities and
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Computer models show oil leaking from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico could wind up on the East Coast and even get carried on currents across the Atlantic Ocean toward Europe. The National Center for Atmospheric Research models showed Thursday that oil could enter the Gulf’s loop current, go around the tip of Florida and as far north as Cape Hatteras, N.C. According to researchers, oil could threaten East Coast beaches by early July.
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