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THOMASVILLE – The Thomasville City Council on Monday night will consider endorsing a program that could make upgrades at several of the city’s parks. At the City’s Council’s briefing Monday, City Manager Kelly Craver told members the city’s parks and recreation committee
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LaToya Phifer (right), a teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, gives instructions to Habiba Sora (from left), Rahima Gebre and Oak Hill fourth-grader Baritu Gebre, at Juanita Hills apartments Monday.
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HIGH POINT – There’s plenty of change afoot at Oak Hill Elementary School, and the school community is ready. School starts on a different day this year at the school, but many people
‘We wanted to communicate our excitement to parents about being here and our open house.’ Patrice Faison Oak Hill Elementary principal in the neighborhood already know that thanks to Principal Patrice Faison, who led a community outreach and involvement team last week that went door-to-door to alert parents that school starts Wednesday. The visits took teachers into
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Ashton Clemmon (second from right, back), assistant principal at Oak Hill Elementary, gives instructions to the team as they arrive at Juanita Hills apartments to talk to parents of children about the new school year at Oak Hill. some of the poorest areas of the city. “We wanted to communicate our excitement to parents about being here and our open house,” said Faison, who became principal on June 1. “We have done all we could to get the word out.” It worked. Parents and community residents packed the open house meeting room. “The visits also educated us about the community,” said Faison, a former assistant principal at Ragsdale High School. The Guilford County Board of Education extended Oak Hill’s school day by 45 minutes and academic year by 10 days to improve performance.
The change is part of a three-year school reform plan financed by a $6 million federal grant. The school had started as early as July under a former year-round calendar, but attendance suffered. “We will need those 10 days for instruction,” Faison said. The district’s goal is to raise the Adequate Yearly Progress score to 50 percent by the 2012-13 school year, partly by offering a longer school day and year. “We want to make sure all students (test scores) grow at least one year,” Faison said. “We need to do more.” Overall, the grant money will provide addi-
tional funds to give more support for teachers, students and parents. It will cost $325,000 a year from grant funds to pay staff for 11 months. About half of the annual $2 million grant revenue will go to staff bonuses at $424,000 and supplies and materials at $600,000. “We will do the training so that all of us will be on the same page,” Faison said. An estimated $215,000 in grant funds will go into a parent involvement program for supplies and contracted services. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626
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HIGH POINT – The N.C. State Highway Patrol issued its final report Monday on a fatal accident involving a state trooper in May. Sandra Allmond’s failure to yield the right of way to Trooper J.D. Goodnight’s oncoming Dodge Charger on Business Interstate 85 was the “causative factor” in the crash that killed Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange on May 23, the report stated. Goodnight was pursuing a suspected speeder on the highway just east of High Point with his blue emergency lights on when Allmond attempted to turn left onto River Road into the path of the trooper, whose car slammed into Allmond’s Honda at an estimated 95 mph. “No physical evidence or witness testimony has been obtained that serves to explain why Mrs. Allmond did not yield at the green light governing I-85 Business to the oncoming patrol vehicle displaying flashing blue lights,” the report stated. Goodnight had clocked a blue vehicle traveling 80 mph and accelerated to pursue it, the report stated. One witness has disputed this account, but the report includes statements from another witness who reported seeing a small blue vehicle that fit the description of the one Goodnight was pursuing. The vehicle apparently was never apprehended. The traffic signal lights were green as the trooper approached the intersection. Goodnight saw a maroon-colored vehicle in the northbound left turn lane and thought the car was yielding to the right of way of his vehicle, the report stated. The vehicles collided in the intersection, leaving Allmond, 55, of Thomasville, and Strange, of Jamestown, dead. Goodnight, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, has since returned to duty. The speed at which Goodnight was traveling also contributed to the severity of the crash, the report stated.
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has requested that the governing body endorse the Partners for Playgrounds project. The parks and recreation committee is requesting that the City Council support the partnership to pursue the goal of $350,000, with the city’s portion of $50,000 toward the project. “This project, with the help of several of our community-minded partners, can not only solve a need in our parks, but do so in a
most timely fashion,” the committee said in a statement. “In short, the project would seek financial partners to install new and updated playground equipment in seven of our parks. Council support and approval of the project would include a city match of $50,000 along with the approval of possible naming rights to certain designated play areas within the park.” Craver said some of the play-
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grounds in Thomasville are “extremely antiquated” and “woefully” in need of replacement. The committee said Doak Park, Carver Park, the Central Recreation Center, Myers Park/Kings Row Park, Memorial Park and Turner Street Park all have needs. “We have in this community a lot of older playground equipment,” said Councilman Scott
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Man nabbed after allegedly breaking into home for drugs break-in that was in progress. The 87-year-old victim told deputies that someone had been banging on his door and when he started to open it, a possibly bald man wearing an orange shirt and tan shorts forced his way inside. The victim told officers that the intruder proceeded to go through the entire house and look in all the rooms before taking a seat at the kitchen table and asking for some drugs.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – A Davidson County man faces a burglary charge after allegedly breaking into an elderly man’s home in search of drugs while it was occupied. Davidson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a Farmer Denton Road residence in the southern part of the county Friday night in reference to a
The victim then called 911 and the man left the house, going across the street to another residence and asking for drugs before being told to leave. Deputies who responded to the call canvassed the neighborhood to look for witnesses and additional information. After gathering more evidence, deputies were able to identify a suspect who both victims confirmed as the alleged perpetrator, according to the sheriff’s office.
glary and damage to real property, deputies said. He was booked into the Davidson County Jail under a $75,000 bond and has an appearance in Davidson County District Court scheduled for Aug. 30. The sheriff’s office was assisted in its investigation by the Denton Police Department.
Terry Shane Hazelwood, 37, of Denton, was arrested without incident. Terry Shane Hazelwood, 37, of Fricks Lane, Denton, was arrested without incident and charged with first-degree bur-
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A copperhead snake owned by Jake Martin of Eastover shows its fangs as it bites down on a metal bar. The likelihood of getting bitten by a snake is higher in North Carolina than the rest of the nation, and the chances will likely keep growing.
NC residents more likely to be bitten by snakes RALEIGH (AP) – Matt Jenkins thought he had run over a stick in the road until it struck out and bit his bare foot. The marathon runner was on a lonely road near Franklin, not far from the Tennessee state line, less than three days from completing a 760-mile barefoot run across North Carolina to raise money for the Western Youth Network. That journey’s finish is now about two weeks off, as Jenkins recovers from what turned out to be a bite from a copperhead. “It felt like a yellowjacket sting on my foot at first,” he said after being treated at a nearby hospital. “I didn’t realize it was a snake bite until it started swelling up.” Jenkins’ encounter is increas-
ingly familiar. One researcher estimates there are 19 snakebites per 100,000 people in North Carolina, compared with a national average
One researcher estimates there are 19 snakebites per 100,000 people in North Carolina. of four. Perhaps more alarming is where the bites are taking place. Development around cities like Raleigh and Charlotte has more people in areas that were once unpopulated woodlands, so encounters with vipers are on the rise.
er. Both men are from Raleigh. McKenzie was taken into custody without incident Monday afternoon at his home. He is being held without bond in the Wake County Jail. It wasn’t immediately known whether he had an attorney. McKenzie is scheduled for a court appearance today.
civic groups to see if we can raise the money through the community,” he said. “We would like to go ahead and go forward and hopefully be able to raise the money and have these projects all at one time and have these happen in the spring.” Styers said the partnership makes a lot of “economic sense.” “I support it if the community supports it,” he said. “I think the council would put our support of it contingent of raising those private funds.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3657
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“Snakes have no desire to come across your path, but it happens more and more with more people and more suburbs,” said Dr. Ben German, an emergency department physician at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh who researches snakes. Although being on the business end of a snake’s fangs is terrifying, it’s not the instantly-fatal experience familiar from Hollywood films. Fewer than a dozen people die from snake bites every year, well below the number killed annually by lightning strikes. And bites from copperheads, the most frequently encountered venomous snake in North Carolina, are almost never fatal.
Man shot to death in barber shop; arrest made RALEIGH (AP) – Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a man who was gunned down at a downtown barber shop in North Carolina’s capital city. Police in Raleigh have charged 23-year-old Roger Onaje McKenzie with murder in the death of 29-year-old James Edward Ham-
Styers, the City Council’s liaison to the parks and recreation committee. “I think we have worked real hard to make sure they meet safety standards, but some of them probably barely meet safety standards. Some parks are in much better shape than others, but throughout the city there’s certain communities that really don’t have adequate playgrounds.” The recreation committee has yet to secure partners for the project, according to Craver. “Right now the process is going to the outside foundations and other
Multiple media outlets report a man ran into the barber shop, shot Hamer as he was in a barber’s chair and ran out. One week ago, a downtown Raleigh clothing store owner was stabbed during a robbery. A suspect was arrested in that case too.
RALEIGH (AP) – Gov. Beverly Perdue will let the final bill left on her desk from this year’s General Assembly session become law without her signature because she’s concerned it tries to weaken her constitutional budget authority, a spokeswoman said Monday. Perdue, in completing action on 109 bills, believes the university energy savings measure is a good idea, according to her spokeswoman, Chrissy Pearson. But the governor questions one sentence in the bill she argues usurps her power to manage the state budget. Instead of vetoing a bill that had overwhelming support in both the House
and Senate, Perdue will ask legislative leaders in a letter this week to delete Perdue the contested language when they return to work in January, Pearson said. The governor had until midnight Monday to act on the bills. “She believes it limits the governor in the performance of her constitutional duties,” Pearson said. “She expresses some hope in the long (2011) session that that will be corrected.” The bill gives University of North Carolina campuses incentives to meet energy savings requirements.
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A sea of people fills Bonnie Place in Archdale for the Bush Hill Festival. The annual festival, which takes place Sept. 11-12, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Help Wanted Bush Hill Festival organizers seek sponsors for 25th anniversary BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
ARCHDALE â€“ Organizers of the 25th annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival are seeking sponsors for the two-day event in September. â€œWe are always looking to grow our sponsorship base because it is a great opportunity for people to promote their business and organization,â€? said Beverly Nelson, president of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce. â€œWe need vendors because of our 25th anniversary. We need vendors and sponsors to make this bigger and better.â€? The Bush Hill Heritage Festival, which attracts 20,000 to 25,000 people each year, is scheduled for Sept. 11-12. A concert is scheduled to take place Sept. 11 to celebrate the 25th anniversary at the corner of Bonnie Place and W. White Drive. The events on Sept. 12 will be held at Bonnie Place, on N.C. 62 and several of its side streets and the campus of Archdale Elementary. â€œBecause itâ€™s the 25th anniversary, there
are some extra expenses because we are doing some extra things,â€? Nelson said. â€œEvery year expenses go up, so we are just looking to expand that base.â€? A car show that includes two new catego-
â€˜Because itâ€™s the 25th anniversary, there are some extra expenses because we are doing some extra things.â€™ Beverly Nelson President, Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce ries â€“ imports and antique tractors â€“ will be a part of this yearâ€™s festivities, according to Nelson. The event also will include several activities for children. According to organizers, several venues including the main entertainment stage, car
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Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Aug 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. John Wheeles and Rev. Terry Boles officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials may be directed to High Point â€“ Thomasville Chapter of the American Red Cross, 815 Phillips Ave. High Point, NC 27262 or to the Activities Dept, Lexington Health Care, 17 Cornelia Dr. Lexington, NC 27292 On line condolences may be sent to the Alford family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
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RICHMOND, Va. â€“ HARRIS, Margaret, born Margaret Ellen Evans on June 1, 1915 in Guilford County, N.C., resided on Reams Road in Richmond for 59 years, passed away August 6, 2010 at The Crossings at Ironbridge. She was the daughter of Wiley Harris Evans Sr. and Lula Mae Bennett. She was the eldest of seven children and mother of three sons, Thurman, Wayne, and Randall. She is survived in life by two sons and their wives, Wayne and Ellen Harris of Powhatan and Randall and Lucy Lloyd-Harris of Mt. Gilead, N.C; one granddaughter, Heather Sawyer; three grandsons, Thurman, Ruben, and Thomas; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Dorsett of Amelia and Mrs. Heber Bryant of Salt Lake City, Utah; and one brother, F. Joseph Evans of Chesterfield. Margaret was a proud part of the graduating class of 1933 at Allen Jay School in Archdale, N.C. She performed seamstress work from her home for over 20 years and was a proud sales representative for Avon products since 1964. Her family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blileyâ€™s - Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, Windsor Business Park, 8580 Magellan Pkwy., Richmond, Va. 23227.
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show, gospel music stage and children areas have sponsorship opportunities available ranging from $300 to $1,000. A sponsor receives benefits including the company name on signs, a small sign at the company before the festival, and a free booth space at the festival. Nelson said the Bush Hill Heritage Festival was recently named to the Top 20 September festivals in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. â€œI think there has been a little bit more interest from some sponsors,â€? Nelson said, attributing the interest to the recognition. â€œWe have picked up some new sponsors from further away and vendors from further away.â€? The deadline for vendors expired Aug. 1, but the chamber still is accepting vendors with a late fee of $50. For more information on being a sponsor or vendor at the Bush Hill Heritage Festival, call 434-2073.
CHARLOTTE (AP) â€“ Before he shipped out for a fourth tour of Afghanistan, Army Maj. Jeff Leopold spent hundreds of dollars on toothpaste, socks, sheets, shampoo, shower sandals, deodorant, lotions and T-shirts â€“ anything heâ€™d need for a yearâ€™s deployment. With them, he packed everything into a Milvan, a giant militaryowned shipping box, that also held the belongings of 70 of his comrades in the Fort Bragg-based 519th Military Intelligence Battalion. The Milvan was shipped three months ago, so it would be waiting for the troops. Yet two weeks ago, when they went to get their stuff at Bagram Air Base, the box had been cleaned out. Everything had been stolen. Since then, people in Fort Bragg and Charlotte have been rallying to resupply the stolen items. On Monday, about 1,500 pounds of items are being flown to Bagram â€“ the shipment paid for by Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte.
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America has changed, but not for the better Yes America, you’ve changed ... for the better? I think not. We have taken or have tried to take God’s name out of our government, schools, public gatherings, even holidays designated to honor Christian beliefs this country was founded upon. Our government no longer represents “the people.” Bailouts and health care reform demonstrated that. Our court system is in disarray and virtually nonfunctional. Schools are a failure as we graduate a vast number of completely unprepared young people for today’s job market. Our economy continues to decline and unemployment remains unacceptable. The national debt can’t be comprehended by most of us. Our borders are a joke. Immigration is out of control. Did I miss anything? How’s that change working out for you? I’m not talking politics here, I’m talking “way of life.” Yes, America changed; just not for the better. Maybe it’s time we return
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to the core beliefs that made America what America once was – and I believe can be once again. America was founded upon Christian beliefs. Those offended have the right to leave. Put God back in our lives and take much of the government out! America is an English-speaking country; make it official. One national language has contributed to our strength. Secure our borders; allow orderly legal immigration. Put God, country, authority, discipline and rewards for success back in the schools. Demand fair trade policies. America will no longer support or sustain the world at our expense. Elect leaders based on experience, honor and moral integrity, not on influence from special interest groups. The morning the World Trade Center towers collapsed as a result of a cowardly act of war, there was no black, white, Hispanic, liberal or conservative. We were all Americans, and we looked to God and raised our flag over the rubble. ... Look at us now. MIKE HANCOCK Trinity
Leaders must tell the truth about our problems Our leaders think we are stupid. We know the country is in a mess, yet they keep informing us that everything is fine. In England, after the German blitzkrieg, the people were depressed. Then a great man came on – Sir Winston Churchill – and told them the truth, that they were in a mess and they could possibly be invaded. The attitude of the people changed to one of determination to save their country, which they did. We need someone who is honest and will tell us what a mess we are in. Not to continue lying to us. MAUREEN HUGHES Lexington
In politics, goal should be to do what’s best for country A recent contributor to Your View letters to the editor stated the “name of the game in politics is to defeat the opposition.” It is normal and understand-
able that persons have different philosophies and different approaches to governance, and that is probably a good thing. Furthermore, it is appropriate for persons to advocate for their position. But to say the goal of politics should be to defeat the opposition is, in my opinion, exactly what is wrong about politics in America – and probably in almost every other place. Blindly following the party line for the sole purpose of defeating the opposing party is not only counterproductive; it is unpatriotic. The goal of politics should be to do what is best for the country. Politics is not a sport. BOB RULE High Point
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ith all the news and information outlets available today, it’s unlikely the federal government needs to spend taxpayer money advertising any legislation that’s passed, especially something so talked about as the new health care plan. The Andy Griffith television ad touting the Obama administration’s health care plan seems like an attempt at using a well-known and popular figure to influence political opinion on a highly controversial subject. And the initial $700,000 cost of running the ad is troublesome, too.
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ake no mistake: Revonda Johnson will be missed – by students, faculty and staff, parents and Guilford County Schools! As Johnson, principal at High Point Central High School since 2005, heads for a position as instructional improvement officer for Peoria (Ill.) Public Schools, “Parents have already started sending out e-mails saying they want the right person who will continue the programs they have,” to replace her, according to J. Carlvena Foster, District 1 representative on the Guilford County Board of Education. While guiding Central for the last five years, Johnson brought the school plenty of recognition – The Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. award, used for professional development in support of a new co-teaching system that will allow the school to serve exceptional children and special student populations more effectively; the 2007 “Best in Class” Secondary Principal of the Year for leading Central to higher academic achievements, meeting both state and federal standards; and the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award by the city of High Point for her work for social justice and human rights. Johnson has set the bar high at Central, and her successor should have the same passion for constant improvement, a similar hands-on approach and outstanding leadership skills. We wish Revonda Johnson the best in her new pursuit.
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or years, environmental activists have pushed state and federal officials to enact costly, far-reaching policies to combat global warming. They’ve run ad campaigns and endorsed politicians. They’ve attacked the reputation of scientists who don’t agree with their alarmism about climate change. They’ve produced books, websites, videos, even Hollywood movies to push their agenda. And they’ve failed. In Washington, Senate Democrats have just decided not to move a “cap and trade” bill designed to change the structure of energy production in the United States by raising the price of fossil fuels. In Raleigh, legislative Democrats created a commission back in 2005 to propose state laws and policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from North Carolina households and businesses. The commission has just disbanded without recommending any major initiatives. Why have the alarmists’ efforts achieved so little? They offer a multitude of handy explanations, most of them based on crackpot conspiracy theories involving oil companies, real-estate interests, the Religious Right, and water-breathing space aliens set on melting the polar icecap as a prelude to colonizing the Earth’s oceans. OK, so I made that last part up, but it’s not much of an exaggeration of the absurdity of their allegations. There’s no need for elaborate explanation. A straightforward one will do. Voters are properly skeptical about any energy policy promising to make their lives better by raising the cost of driving their cars, heating their homes, buying their groceries and operating their businesses. No amount of environmental propaganda has been able to replace their skepticism with credulousness. In the midst of a painful recession, with North Carolina’s jobless rate remaining in
double digits for more than two years now, the idea of using government regulations or taxes to raise the cost of energy has little support. Not only would such policies impose additional hardships on households, but they would also OPINION make North Carolina less competitive for new or expanding John industry – while accomplishing Hood precisely nothing even if the ■■■ goal of reducing greenhousegas emissions was a reasonable one, since North Carolina’s share of global emissions is negligible. The voters have shown themselves to have more common sense than the alarmists anticipated. Offered pie-in-the-sky forecasts of green-job creation and long-term savings from expensive alternative-fuel subsidies, voters have come to doubt them. Treated to copious news coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, voters have concluded that stringent safety requirements need to be enacted and enforced – not that American oil exploration is a bad idea. And subjected to years of attempted indoctrination about the risks of catastrophic global warming, voters have concluded that scientists should continue to research the issue and study promising new technologies – not that Congress or state legislatures should immediately pass laws wreaking havoc on an already weakened economy and mandating fundamental changes in the way we live, work, shop and travel. The public’s priorities are clear at the moment: address the serious fiscal and economic problems facing North Carolina and the nation. Climate-change legislation would worsen them. So it’s going nowhere. JOHN HOOD is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.
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Charity plans to stay in Afghanistan despite murders KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A Christian charity said Monday it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the brutal murders last week of 10 members of its medical aid team, six of them Americans. Police were holding the lone Afghan survivor for question-
ing, insisting he is not a suspect although authorities have lingering questions about his account of the horrific massacre in northern Afghanistan. The attack, far from the main theaters of the war in the east and south, underscored the growing insecurity in the region.
It was also the biggest assault on foreign Christians since the 2007 kidnapping of 23 South Korean missionaries by the Taliban in Ghazni province. Two male hostages were slain before the South Korean government negotiated their release the following month.
The survivor of last week’s attack, a driver named Saifullah who had worked for the humanitarian group for four years, was flown to Kabul on Sunday from Badakhshan province. Also taken to the capital were the bodies of the six Americans, two Afghans, a Briton and a Ger-
North Korea fires shots near border
Hezbollah accuses Israel of assassination BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants presented aerial reconnaissance footage Monday that he said implicates Israel in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. But Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, who has been in hiding since his Shiite Muslim group battled Israel in a monthlong 2006 war, acknowledged the material was not absolute proof.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery Monday near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South’s military said, amid high tension over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea. The firing came shortly after South Korea ended five-day naval drills off the west coast that the North called a rehearsal for an invasion, vowing to retaliate. All the artillery shells harmlessly landed into the North’s waters and caused no damage to
UN: Pakistan’s misery tops tsunami, Haiti
Iran to expunge ’dirty’ dollar and euro reserves TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s vice president says the country should get rid of its “dirty” dollar and euro reserves in response to U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program. Mohammad Reza Rahimi says Iran will only conduct business in Iranian rials and the currencies of countries with which they trade.
Colombia VP has heart bypass surgery BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia’s brandnew vice president underwent heart bypass surgery Monday. Angelino Garzon was rushed to the hospital with severe chest pains just two days into his term. Tests revealed “heart disease in multiple vessels.” ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
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US military judge seals sentence for Gitmo inmate GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) – A U.S. military judge on Monday ordered that a plea agreement capping the sentence of an Osama bin Laden aide be sealed, shrouding in secrecy the first Guantanamo conviction under President Barack Obama. The judge, Air Force Lt. Col. Nancy Paul, said the deal limiting how much more time detainee Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi spends in confinement will not be revealed until after his release. She said that condition of the plea bargain was requested by
the government and agreed to by the detainee’s lawyers. The sealing of the sentence is a first for the military commissions system, which the Obama administration has pledged to make more transparent. A spokesman for prosecutors, Navy Capt. David Iglesias, said he could not comment on the reasons for the secrecy. But he said it was consistent with federal courts’ handling of matters involving national security and claimed it was also in al-Qosi’s best interest. “We don’t want to create a disincentive for a detainee to plead guilty,” he said.
IAEA: Iran activates enrichment equipment VIENNA (AP) – Iran has activated equipment to enrich uranium more efficiently in a move that defies the U.N. Security Council, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday. The Vienna-based nuclear watchdog said Iran has started us-
ing a second set of 164 centrifuges linked in a cascade, or string of machines, to enrich uranium to up to 20 percent at its Natanz pilot fuel enrichment plant. Another cascade there has been producing uranium enriched to near 20 percent since February.
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the South, a South Korean Joint Chief of Staff officer said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. South Korea considered the firing to be part of a military drill by North Korea but still bolstered its military readiness against further provocation, the officer said. The South also warned Pyongyang over the firing by naval radio, he said. “This was their way of saying ‘We’ll respond to military drills with military drills,’ ” said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at Seoul’s University of North Korean studies.
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ISLAMABAD – The number of people suffering from the floods in Pakistan exceeds 13 million – more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations said Monday. The death toll in each of those three disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed so far in Pakistan.
man who were gunned down after finishing a two-week medical mission treating Afghan villagers in the remote Parun valley of Nuristan province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Thursday murders, alleging that the group was trying to convert Muslims.
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Cheney out of hospital a month after surgery WASHINGTON â€“ Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a suburban Washington hospital on Monday following surgery Cheney last month to install a pump that helps his failing heart work. Cheney left Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Northern Virginia to continue his recovery at his home, according to a statement released by his office. Cheney, 69, has had five heart attacks since he was 37 and suffers from congestive heart failure.
Critics rain on Spain getaway for first lady WASHINGTON â€“ It sounded simple enough: a mother-daughter getaway during the dog days of August. But itâ€™s not so simple when Mom is the first lady of the United States. And the trip is to a luxury resort on Spainâ€™s Costa del Sol. During tough economic times at home. Michelle Obamaâ€™s five-day trip to the south of Spain with daughter Sasha touched off a minifirestorm stoked by questions about the wisdom of such a glamorous trip and over-the-top speculation about who was footing the bill and how many friends were along for the ride.
Gates: Belt-tightening will cut military jobs WASHINGTON â€“ Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other jobs throughout the military. The announcement was the first major step by Gates to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Gates says that money is needed elsewhere within the Defense Department to repair a force ravaged by years of war and to prepare troops for the next fight.
NASA aims for more space station repairs CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. â€“ NASA scrambled Monday to put together a new plan of attack to get the International Space Station back to full cooling, following this past weekendâ€™s unsuccessful repair effort. A jammed connector and ammonia leak prevented two spacewalking astronauts from removing a broken pump Saturday. Until the pump is replaced, the space station has to limp along on only half its cooling capability. The system isnâ€™t for the astronautsâ€™ comfort, but rather keeps electronic equipment from overheating. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
Wedding planner Sheryl Lindsay flips through an album while talking about the impact of the Gulf oil spill on her business in Orange Beach, Ala. Her business is on the brink, crumbling with cancellations over oil concerns.
Gulf relief well down to tricky 100 feet NEW ORLEANS (AP) â€“ The relief well being drilled to ensure crude never again spills into the ocean from BPâ€™s paralyzed well in the Gulf of Mexico has been dubbed the ultimate solution to the drama thatâ€™s unfolded over the past three months. Itâ€™s the final, suspenseful act as one man guides a drill more than two miles beneath the sea floor and three miles from the surface, trying to hit a target less than half
the size of a dartboard. The drill is about as wide as a grapefruit, and the target now lies less than 100 feet away. If John Wright misses, BP engineers will pull the drill bit up, pour concrete in the off-track hole and then try again. Wright is 40-for40, though, having helped capped wells across the world in four decades of work. And he seemed confident in a June video put out by BP that he could make it 41-for-41.
â€œOut of 40 relief wells that Iâ€™ve drilled, weâ€™ve never missed yet,â€? Wright said. â€œIâ€™ve got high confidence we will take care of this problem as soon as we can get there.â€? Work began during the weekend to finish drilling the well, and company and government officials say they could hit their target as early as Friday. If it hits, engineers will perform a â€œbottom killâ€? by pouring in mud and cement to permanently seal the blown-out well.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Top White House officials told BP executives Monday to move quickly on paying state and local government claims in the Gulf and stay committed to long-term recovery from the oil spill there. President Barack Obama celebrated progress in stopping the runaway well, saying that â€œthe battle to stop the oil from flowing into the Gulf is just about over.â€? â€œOur work goes on, though,â€? Obama said during an appearance with the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. â€œI made a commitment to the people of the Gulf Coast that I would stand by them not just until the well was closed but until they recovered from the damage thatâ€™s been done. And thatâ€™s a commitment my administration is going to keep.â€?
House ethics panel outlines charges against Waters
WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters, including a charge she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock. Waters, a 10-term representative from
1st woman to head major US intelligence agency FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) â€“ Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S. intelligence agency Monday, taking her post as chief of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at a ceremony at the agencyâ€™s halfbuilt, high-tech campus in Springfield, Va. Long saluted what the relatively new agency has accomplished. â€œI have never seen an agency as young as the NGA do so much in so little time,â€? Long said of the organization, which was established in 1996. Her 32-year career has led to a series of senior management positions: deputy director of Naval Intelligence, deputy un-
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Mideast envoy to press direct peace talks WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ The Obama administrationâ€™s Mideast envoy is returning to the region this week in a bid to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree to direct peace talks by Sept. 1, U.S. officials said Monday. The envoy, George Mitchell, will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today, according to the State Department.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, faces 13 counts, including failing to disclose assets and income and delayed payment of taxes. With the election just three months away, Republicans have pounced on the cases as indications of Democrats failing to live up to promises to end corruption.
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GUILFORD COUNTY – If you think you bought too many school supplies during the taxfree weekend or if you want to recycle some items, there is a warehouse willing to take the goods. Guilford County Schools partnered with Guilford Education Alliance and Welfare Reform Liaison Project to sponsor the Teacher Supply Warehouse on Yanceyville Street in Greensboro. The large warehouse also offers storage for teachers who do not have enough space at school. Educators register for a shopping day and then they can pick up supplies for their classrooms for free. Last year, donors contributed more than $300,000 in school supplies, ranging from arts and craft supplies to wallpaper books, according to the Alliance. A recent survey sponsored by OfficeMax showed that teachers spend an average of $623 each year on classroom supplies – basics like paper, pencils, crayons and notebooks. With more than 50 percent of GCS students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, many parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school with all the necessary items needed for the classroom. “My first visit to the Supply Warehouse was so nice. I got supplies for my class that we really needed to enhance our classroom – books for the children, math and writing journals, crayons and pencils, magic markers and plastic bags for items to be sent home for the children to use and bring back to school,” Thay Evans of Fairview Elementary School said in remarks quoted on a district website. Donors Choose allows donors the flexibility to support their favorite school or teacher in the Guilford County School system.
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Kathryn “Cookie” Billings will retire Oct. 1 after 24 years as town manager for Jamestown.
Longtime Jamestown manager will retire this fall BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
JAMESTOWN – Town Manager Kathryn “Cookie” Billings will retire from the staff of the municipality where she’s worked for 24 years, but that doesn’t mean she’ll depart from her service to Jamestown. Instead, Billings said her service will take a new path after she retires this fall as the top administrator for the community sandwiched between High Point and Greensboro. Billings said she will remain active in Jamestown through her volunteer involvement in organizations such as Rotary and the Girl Scouts. “I’ve already gotten several calls from friends who are on different boards asking me to do some things,” said Billings, who is retiring after a 30-year overall career in local government. Billings recently said she’ll retire as town manager effec-
tive Oct. 1. She has worked for Jamestown in different capacities for 24 years, 21 of those years consecutively. Billings has served as town manager for the past four years. She said she’s remained with
‘For me, the appeal has been the people that I work with and the community.’ ‘Cookie’ Billings Jamestown town manager the Jamestown government because of the small-town atmosphere of the community, which has 3,200 residents, and the friendships she’s made during her career. “For me, the appeal has been the people that I work with and the community. It’s fun to be
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Accused gunman makes first court appearance BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – The victim of a weekend shooting in High Point’s Southside neighborhood sustained eight gunshot wounds, authorities said Monday. Qumain Terez Pratt, of Forrest Street, was listed in good condition at High Point Regional Hospital, two days after he was shot multiple times and found by police officers in the 1400 block of Cloverdale Street.
“He underwent surgery and will probably be (hospitalized) a few weeks,” High Point Police Detective Chris Weisner said during a court appearance for Pratt’s alleged attacker. Shannon Clint Thornton, 28, of Oneka Avenue, remained in the Guilford County Jail in High Point Monday under a $100,000 bond on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Guilford County District Court Judge Betty Brown kept the bond at that amount after Weisner and Assistant District Attorney Seth Banks said they weren’t opposed to his bond remaining at the level at which it was set by a magistrate following his arrest on Saturday afternoon. Police said previously they believed the shooting, which occurred about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, resulted from an ongoing
dispute between Pratt and Thornton. Weisner said the shooting took place at the intersection of Coltrane Avenue and Cloverdale Street. The scene is just off S. Main Street in the Southside neighborhood, where violent crime has fallen since police launched a street-level drug initiative there a few years ago that focused on shutting down open-air drug markets and associated crime.
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Terry Dula ASHEBORO – Terry Grandon Dula, age 74, of 245 Gum St., Randleman died Monday, August 9, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Central Falls Baptist Church, 1332 Old Liberty Rd., Asheboro with Rev. Gerald Hussey and Rev. Dale Collingwood officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. Mr. Dula was a native of Randolph County and a member of Central Falls Baptist Church. He was retired from Woodmen of the World Lodge #921 after 25 years of service and was owner/operator of T & M Stone Company of Randleman. Mr. Dula was Margaret’s beloved husband of 55 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice Royals Dula and Grandon Coy Dula. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wiles Dula; daughters, Janice Dula Jennings and her husband Michael of Asheboro, Teresa Dula Hill and her husband Donnie of Asheboro; son, David Terry Dula and his wife Paulette of Randleman; grandchildren, Brandon Jennings and his wife Eloisa of Asheboro, Joshua Jennings of Asheboro, Emily Hill Harless and her husband Ben of Severn, MD, Jennifer Hill of Asheboro, Tiffany Tilley of Randleman, Michael Dula of Randleman; great granddaughter, Victoria Jennings of Asheboro; niece and sister-in-law, Carol Hall and her husband Jimmy of Randleman; sister, Linda Henson of Asheboro; brother, Larry Dula and his wife Eva of Lawrenceville, GA and beloved pet, Dusty. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of White Oak Family Physicians and Hospice of Randolph for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Hospice Of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009. Online condolences may be made at www. pughfuneralhome.com.
Mary Craven HIGH POINT – Mary Catherine Cheek Craven died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the age of 83. She had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in 2004 and lived most recently at Pennybyrn at Maryfield nursing facility in High Point. A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held Thursday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Rd., High Point. Dr. Jim Summey will officiate. Burial will precede the service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Eastchester Rd., High Point. Memorials may be directed to The Hospice Home of High Point or Pennybyrn at Maryfield. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. The family is grateful for those who cared for her at her home on E. Parkway, for all the tender mercies at Maryfield’s McEwen House, and most especially for the angels at Hospice Home. It was Hospice that introduced us to the healing image of a ship, which may seem to us to disappear at the horizon, but which is being welcomed as it comes into view in a new place. Mary was gifted to this world on Feb. 16, 1927, in Asheboro, N.C., the eldest of nine children, two of whom died in infancy, born to William Thur-
Mary Pickett Rhodes LEXINGTON – Mrs. Mary Pickett Rhodes, 87, of Lakewood Drive, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Reformed United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Lexington City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church parlor and other times at the home.
Shorty Beck LEXINGTON – Clois Gilmer “Shorty” Beck, 89, of E. Old Highway 64, died Monday, August 9, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Beatrice Dorsey HIGH POINT –Beatrice Dorsey, 79, died Aug. 8, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral Service Inc.
man and Macie Marley Cheek. After high school, she moved from Franklinville to attend nursing school at High Point Memorial Hospital. Almost immediately upon graduation, on Sept. 4, 1948, she married her one love, the late William McKinley Craven, and had many happy years as his wife, as a private duty nurse and eldercare nurse at Wesleyan Arms, and as a loving mother and grandmother. Despite hardships, including her husband’s disabling illness at an early age, she persevered, inspiring others with her strength and courage, and finding joy in friends, family and her faith. She was blessed with a 55-year nursing career. Her gentle touch comforted many through their illnesses and eased others as they passed from one life to the next. There have been few like her, and in our hearts, none. Mary lived as she died, with grace and goodness. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Linda Kastleman and Karen Robinette; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Catherine Kastleman; son-in-law Ken Kastleman; siblings Louise Allred, and Wade, Donald, Marvin, Jesse, and Max Cheek, and their spouses; a number of nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. We who love her miss her radiant smile, generous heart and prayerfulness on our behalf.
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THOMASVILLE – Mr. William Ray “Billy” Cox, (Bill Bob), 53, a resident of 3818 Fuller Mill Rd. died Sunday, August 8, 2010 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1957 in Surry County to James Decatur Cox and Annie Lawson Cox. He worked at Southern Resin, Thomas Built Buses, Inc., Dillard Plastics and most recently with Clearview Bag Company. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Lynn Cox. Surviving in addition to his mother, Annie Lawson Cox of Thomasville is his fiancée, Annette Sullivan Nobles of the home; daughter, Tanya Nobles Draughn and husband Chad of Denton; brother, Jimmy Cox and wife Jo Ann of Thomasville; sisters, Sandy New and husband Charles of Thomasville, Rita Brinkley and husband Doug of Thomasville, and Martha Ali and husband Mir of Trinity; granddaughter, Alison Grace Draughn; nieces, Crystal Biscoe and husband Corey, and Rehana Ali; and nephews, Alan Brinkley, Jimmy Ray Cox and wife Ava, and Shawn Ali. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. Steve Chipps officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 pm. On-line condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons. com.
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ARCHDALE – Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Beck, 43, died on Sunday, August 8, 2010. He was born on May 15, 1967 in Davidson County. He was of Baptist faith and worked most of his life in construction. He had a love for fishing and restoring old homes. Jeff was a big fan of Nascar, Old # 3 Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver. Surviving Mr. Beck are his daughter, Jessi House and husband David, and twin sons, Jordan and Jeffrey Beck, all of Thomasville; mother, Patsy Cardwell Tilley and husband W.L. Tilley; father, Ronald Beck; brother, Ronald “Randy” Beck, Jr. and wife Regina; and sisters, Dana Stewart and husband Paul and Lindy Wyett and husband Steven. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10th at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale, 120 Trindale Road. The family will receive friends from 6:30- 8 p.m. following the service. Online condolences can be sent to www.sechrestfunerals.net.
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HIGH POINT â€“ Mrs. Rebecca â€œBeckyâ€? Cumblidge Sutphin, 62, passed away, Friday, August 6, 2010 after a yearlong battle with cancer. A native of and lifelong resident of High Point, she was born October 31, 1947, a daughter to the late Rev. Hubert and Mrs. Kathryn Jackson. For over twenty-seven years she was employed with High Point Regional Hospital as a Nurseâ€™s Assistant. She will be greatly missed by many. Becky is survived by husband, Troy Sutphin of the home, children, Laura Howard and husband Steve of Conover, NC, Amy Mascunana and husband Kevin of Bloomingdale, GA, Angela Murrow and husband Jeff of High Point, Caleb Cumblidge of Lexington, sisters, Miriam Moon of Archdale, and Martha Carrigan of High Point, eight grandchildren; Rebecca Mascunana, Michael Mascunana, Dylan Murrow, Chloe Murrow, Jonathan Cumbildge, Dalton Murrow, Zachary Mascunana, an Tylor Mascunana. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be directed to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC. Hospice was a blessing to Becky and our family over the past year. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
ARCHDALE â€“ Mrs. Frances â€œPeteâ€? Whitfield Kearns, 81, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the GrayBrier Nursing Home. Mrs. Kearns was born in Homer, GA, November 21, 1928, a daughter of Arthur Garfield Whitfield and Mamie Lucille Segars Whitfield. She worked at Allen Jay School and then for Power Line Company. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Maggie Goins, two sisters, Vernell Lance and Vailee Moore, and a brother, Hollis Whitfield and a half-sister, Brenda Whitfield. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Jack Kearns of the home; three daughters, Deran Hall and her husband Ronald of Archdale, Donree Warschkow of Snow Camp, and Mica Kearns of Graham; a brother, Henry Whitfield of Kernersville; two half-sisters, Joann Proctor and Carolyn Watts, both of Thomasville; two half-brothers, Bobby Whitfield and his wife Mary Jo of Burlington and Gene Whitfield and his wife Joy of Trinity; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Mel Anderson. Davis Funerals and Cremations is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations. com.
â€œBobâ€? Stephens HIGH POINT â€“ Robert â€œBobâ€? Stephens passed away on Sunday afternoon, August 8, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Christine Stephens. Bob attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School. A lifetime resident of High Point, Bob enjoyed many friends and acquaintances, particularly his Wellington Street and Coventry Road neighbors. He was involved in the ARC of High Point and worked at the Guilford County Sheltered Workshop/Lifespan for many years. Bob enjoyed a special relationship with his home mates at the High Point UMAR home and his many friends at First United Methodist Church. For several years he was active in the Oak Hollow Civitan Club. Bob is survived by a sister, Anne Stephens Powers of Winston-
being â€œtooâ€? patient? â€“ Reality Check In Kansas Dear Reality: ADVICE Are you absolutely Dear certain Abby that Ray is â– â– â– divorced? It seems strange to me that after three years you still havenâ€™t met his children. Or does he plan to have you move in and â€œsurpriseâ€? them? That would be a big mistake. If my suspicions are wrong and Ray is on the up and up, tell him you need him to set a definite timeline. You have been patient long enough. Dear Abby: My cousin â€œCassidyâ€? met a man Iâ€™ll call â€œLennyâ€? online and they started dating. When I met him a few months later, I recognized him as the man who had sexually assaulted two women I knew in college. He was convicted of these crimes, did time in jail and is a registered sex offender. I was horrified and unsure about how to tell Cassidy. It turns out Lenny told her before they started dating, but she chose to date him anyway. They were married at the courthouse two years ago, a few weeks before my own wedding. I did not invite Lenny, and my cousin
LEXINGTON â€“ Catherine Beck Leonard, age 92, of Woodsway Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Richard and Martha Swing, 104 Acacia Circle, Lexington.
THOMASVILLE â€“ Mr. Gilmer Richard â€œRickâ€? Newsom, Jr., 57, of Hasty School Road, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. The family will receive friends at a memorial visitation Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent at www.jcgreenandsons. com.
Mary Bell LEXINGTON â€“ Mary Jane Green Bell, 85, of Old U.S. 52, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
HIGH POINT â€“ Mrs. Bonnie Stutts Bodenhamer, 95, passed away Monday, August 09, 2010 at Westchester Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funerals and Cremations.
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Couple keep their dating hidden from kids ear Abby: I have been romantically involved with my best friend, â€œRay,â€? for three years. We dated for a couple of years 14 years ago. He got a girl pregnant right before we started dating, and they ended up getting married and having four more children. We remained friends and began seeing each other after they divorced three years ago. Ray says he has always been in love with me and should have married me. Weâ€™re very close and spend as much time together as we can. For the past year I have been asking when Iâ€™ll meet his children. He keeps saying I need to be patient and when the time is right I can. We live in different cities. Ray is a great dad â€“ very involved in his childrenâ€™s lives. He has them during the week, and on weekends, coaches basketball for his son, and takes them to their different activities. etc. I understand they are his first priority. I just wish heâ€™d include me in that part of his life. Ray says he wants to marry me. We discuss it often and plan on living together in the near future. I feel he doesnâ€™t want me to be a part of his life that involves the children. They range in age from 13 to 3 1/2. They know I exist because he has my picture by his bed, but he says they donâ€™t ask about me. Am I
Salem, a brother and sister-in-law Jim and Joyce Stephens of High Point; nieces Robyn Powers and Taylor Powers; nephews James Stephens, III, Joey Stephens and Christopher Powers. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert â€œBobâ€? Stephens will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Chris Fitzgerald and the Reverend Fran Moran officiating. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Life Tribute Center of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Bland Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church of High Point, 512 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27260. Online condolences may be made at www. cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
posted a nasty message online about it. When we are at family functions, I ignore him as much as I possibly can. Although their marriage is not a good one, Cassidy is planning a formal wedding in a few months. I am torn. I donâ€™t support this, and besides, they are already married. If I donâ€™t attend, Iâ€™m afraid it will cause a big rift in my family. Should I suck it up and put myself in a situation that makes me sick to my stomach? Or should I stay away with the possibility of upsetting those I care about? â€“ Reluctant Relative in The Midwest Dear Reluctant Relative: Your cousin already knows how you feel about her husband because you tried to warn her. Unless youâ€™re as good an actress as Meryl Streep, your family cannot have missed the fact that you avoid him as often as possible. If the idea of attending the upcoming performance gives you an upset stomach, do everyone a favor and stay away. And if anyone gives you heat, be upfront about the fact you think sheâ€™s making a mistake and would feel like a hypocrite if you went. 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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