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DAVIDSON COUNTY – The Davidson County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a preliminary design of a new middle school that the system hopes to build in the northern part of the county. The school is proposed to be located on Midway School Road near the Hoy Long Road intersection. Commissioners agreed to buy 133 acres in April at a price of $2.35 million for a new middle and high school. Clark Pierce, vice president of Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, and Jay Temple, the system’s executive director of auxiliary services, gave a presentation on the design and floor plans before the school board approved the item. “Hopefully, we are at a point where we can get this project under way and move dirt and put some bricks and mortar up,” Temple said. Pierce said the school is designed to have 137,756 square feet, with a capacity of 864 students. The approved plan allows for the system to have an “easy” expansion on the school’s wings, Temple said. “If you want to expand to 1,000, you wouldn’t necessarily need to add on to each classroom,” Pierce said. “You would add on to two wings and easily achieve 1,000.” Fred Mock, superintendent of Davidson County Schools, said a new middle school in the northern part of the county would alleviate overcrowding at North Middle and Ledford Middle. He said each of those schools are 300 to 350 students above capacity. “This is a safety issue,” Mock said. “This is a community issue. It is of concern for us to stay ahead of growth in these two communities.” School officials hope to have the construction of the school out for bid in October. “The big caveat is commissioners giving us approval to get to the design stage, but not to the bid stage,” board member Kenny Meredith said. “That’s going to be a hoop we are going to have to jump through. They have got to find a way to pay for this thing.” School officials said it is too early to speculate how much the school would cost until bids come in on the project. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3657
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Last US combat brigade heads home KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait (AP) – As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their stifling hot armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for group photos. For these troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it was a moment of relief. Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion,
Insurgents kill five Iraqi government workers. 4A the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama’s Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there. Some 50,000 U.S. trooops will stay another year in what is designated as a noncombat role. They will carry weapons
to defend themselves and accompany Iraqi troops on missions (but only if asked). Special forces will continue to help Iraqis hunt for terrorists. The U.S. death toll – at least 4,415 by Pentagon count as of Wednesday – may not yet be final. The Stryker brigade, named for the vehicle that delivers troops into and out of battle, has lost 34 troops in Iraq. It was at the forefront of many of the fiercest battles, including opera-
tions in eastern Baghdad and Diyala province, an epicenter of the insurgency, during “the surge” of 2007. It evacuated troops at the battle of Tarmiyah, an outpost where 28 out of 34 soldiers were wounded holding off insurgents. Before the Aug. 31 deadline, about half the brigade’s 4,000 soldiers flew out like most of the others leaving Iraq, but its leadership volunteered to have the remainder depart over land.
Time Warner, ESPN contract fight lingers BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
TRIAD – A looming deadline between the sports broadcasting giant ESPN and the cable conglomerate Time Warner couldn’t come at a more nerve-racking time for football fans. The current contract between ESPN and Time Warner will expire Sept. 2, just as the fall football season gears up locally and across the nation. If no new contract is in place, ESPN channels could drop off Time Warner’s lineup as football games begin. Sept. 2 is the kickoff night for a slate of college football games on ESPN, including Wake Forest University hosting Presbyterian College. The first weekend of September rolls out the college football season in earnest. The contract between ESPN and Time Warner would expire a week and a half before the first full weekend of this year’s National Football League season. ESPN has the rights to carry Monday night NFL games. Negotiations between cable companies and networks usually center around how much money a cable
company is willing to pay a network to carry its programming. Time Warner has neared deadlines to negotiate new contracts with networks in the past. Rarely does the deadline pass and disrupt service to customers. Still, the possibility of a cutoff of ESPN service on Time Warner has drawn the attention of TV viewers and other television service providers. Competitors of Time Warner are marketing their services in the Triad this month, trying to take advantage of the unfulfilled negotiations between the cable company and ESPN and convince customers to switch TV service providers before Sept. 2. Time Warner issued a statement saying that negotiations with ESPN are well under way. “Just like other distributors, Time Warner Cable negotiates with television networks all the time for the rights to air their programming. We successfully negotiate dozens of programming agreements every year with no service interruptions for our customers,” the cable company indicates. ESPN said in a statement that the
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“It’s taken manpower because cars are mobile,” she said. “You’ve got a vehicle that comes and goes, and sometimes we aren’t there to see it in violation like late at night or during the weekend.” At a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, commission members asked the planning department how effective the ordinance had been. It was a controversial issue when it went for approval
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – The mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging an accident says she is remorseful and has been speaking with the family minister, her attorney said Wednesday. “She’s tearful, as anybody would be under these circumstances,” defense attorney Carl B. Grant said after a brief hearing. “She’s been very sad, very remorseful about all of this stuff, all of the allegations.” Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams has said 29-year-old Shaquan Duley expressed little remorse when she confessed Monday to killing her two young sons, ages 2 years and 18 months. Duley, who is unemployed, told authorities she smothered the boys after a fight with her own mother, who badgered her about her failures as a parent and inability to provide for her family financially. She first told investigators the boys drowned after her car plunged into a river early Monday morning. “She truly felt, ’If I don’t have these toddlers, I can be free,”’ Williams said. About 80 relatives, friends and curious onlookers attended Wednesday’s hearing, Duley’s first court appearance since she was charged with two counts of murder. Her family has largely kept silent about her arrest, but before the hearing, her sister said she think Williams’ portrayal of events has been fair.
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TRIAD – A second round of federal stimulus funding for North Carolina includes money for projects in the Piedmont. The office of Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Wednesday that North Carolina received $115 million through five grants to extend broadband connectivity in North Carolina. Through two rounds of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, North Carolina has received more than $255 million for broadband, the governor’s office reports. “Increasing broadband access will create new jobs up front and provide a boost for local economies to create even more jobs and a better quality of life in the near future,” the governor said. The latest round of funding includes $926,537 for WinstonNet Inc., which will allow WinstonNet to
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before the commission and the City Council because those opposed to the ordinance said some houses that had multiple residents didn’t have driveways large enough to hold all vehicles. But Lee Burnette, director of the planning department, said the ordinance was created to “limit parking only to those areas designed for parking,” such as driveways or, in some areas, the side of the street. “Overall, (enforcing) it has gone smoothly and we haven’t had
some of the big violation numbers that other cities our size have had,” Burnette said. “We’ve had a few folks that have had to make changes, but it’s gone better than anticipated. It’s a continuous effort to enforce it.” Commission members also compared the amendment to another development ordinance that allows for A-frame signs, or sandwich board signs, to be used by businesses on the sidewalks in the Uptowne High Point and showroom area. The
City Council adopted an amendment on Monday. “Anything that’s mobile can be in compliance one day and out of compliance the next day,” Burnette said about the signs. Education is a part of implementing new rules, Burnette said. Code enforcement officers went door to door in some instances and passed out fliers to explain the vehicle regulations to neighborhoods. “It’s really a proactive process,” he said. “We have violators out
there, but we’re focusing on the chronic violators.” Bossi said much of the enforcement also is complaint-based. “It’s hard to enforce sometimes because neighbors see someone’s car parked in the front yard all of the time like late at night or on the weekends,” she said. “We aren’t in the office at that time. On occasion, we’ve had to work after hours on weekends or early mornings just to see the vehicle (in violation).”
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Ashley Ann Davis, 23, 5â€™2â€?, 120 lbs. Wanted for: Probation Violation Lana Lynn Lyles, 21, 5â€™6â€?, 100 lbs. Wanted for: Probation Violation Ernest Eli Cook, 24, 6â€™ 120 lbs. Wanted for: Felony Breaking & Entering *May Be Armed* Brian Keith Cruthis, 28, 5â€™11â€?, 210 lbs. Wanted for: Felony Financial Card Theft *Registered Sex Offender* Derek Mathias, 51, 5â€™9â€?, 195 lbs. Wanted for: True Bill Indictment for Habitual Felon
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Mary Lauterbach testifies as images of her daughter, Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach of the U.S.M.C., sit next to the stand during the murder trial of Cesar Laurean at Wayne County Superior Courthouse in Goldsboro. A judge refused to drop the charges against Laurean on Wednesday.
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Insurgents kill 5 Iraqi government employees
Medvedev talks to Afghan, Pakistani leaders
MOSCOW â€“ Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday offered Pakistan support in dealing with catastrophic floods as he hosted the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan for talks on efforts to stabilize the region. Medvedev began his meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Russiaâ€™s Black Sea resort of Sochi by expressing condolences over the floods that have killed about 1,500 and affected some 20 million.
BAGHDAD (AP) â€“ A series of attacks and roadside bomb explosions killed five Iraqi government employees on Wednesday as insurgents maintain a steady campaign of attacks against the countryâ€™s institutions and security forces. Suspected Sunni militants have frequently targeted Iraqâ€™s policemen and soldiers looking to expose the inability of the Shiite-dominated government to protect the country. The departure of the U.S. military has turned Iraqi forces and government institutions into attractive targets for insurgents, exploiting security gaps and the political vacuum five months after an inconclusive election.
Lawyer says Iranian may be spared execution
BERLIN â€“ The international outcry over the death sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery might be enough to save her from execution, the lawyer who defended her said Wednesday. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. After international protests, Iran last month lifted the stoning sentence, but she could still face execution by hanging.
Lebanon militants: Leader slain en route to Iraq
Colombian leader praises rescuers in crash
SAN ANDRES, Colombia â€“ Authorities on Wednesday reopened the island runway where a jetliner crashed with 131 people aboard, clearing the way for flights after crews worked overnight to remove spilled fuel and fractured pieces of the plane. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked rescue workers, firefighters and police who helped passengers to safety as he visited the airport. Only one person on board the plane was killed when it slammed into the ground short of the runway Monday.
Mexican mayor found dead after kidnapping
MONTERREY, Mexico â€“ The kidnapped mayor of a northern Mexican town was found dead Wednesday, extending a rash of deadly attacks on political figures in an area besieged by drug gang battles. Santiago Mayor Edelmiro Cavazosâ€™ body was found near a waterfall outside his town, a popular weekend getaway for residents of the industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state attorney general Alejandro Garza y Garza.
An Iraqi policeman inspects a vehicle damaged in a roadside bomb attack that targeted a police patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday.
China landslide leaves at least 67 missing BEIJING (AP) â€“ Fresh landslides rocked another area of China on Wednesday, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains and leaving at least 67 people missing and cutting off access to the area. Roads, power and telecommunications were severed when the mud tore through Puladi township in Yunnan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescue workers
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Escorted by police officers, U.S. citizen Lori Berenson, carrying her 15-month-old son Salvador, arrives to the Justice Palace in Lima, Peru, Wednesday.
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LIMA, Peru â€“ An American activist convicted of aiding leftist rebels surrendered to police Wednesday after a court struck down a decision granting her parole and ordered her to return to prison, where she is to remain with her 15-month-old son for the time being. Lori Berenson was arrested by police at the U.S. Embassy, where she had been attending a meeting about â€œconsular issuesâ€? when she learned of the courtâ€™s ruling, embassy spokesman James Fennell said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) â€“ Iran took its case against the United States to the United Nations on Wednesday and strongly condemned the top U.S. military chief for saying military action remains a possibility if the country develops nuclear weapons. Iranâ€™s acting U.N. ambassador Eshagh Alehabib claimed in letters circulated to the secretary-general and presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly that Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman
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LA PAZ, Bolivia â€“ A former Bolivian president has been ordered into rehab after he allegedly harassed minors in public under the influence of marijuana. Prosecutor Maria del Carmen Rocha says that Gen. Juan Pereda Asbun was detained Tuesday night in Santa Cruz, 335 miles east of the capital of La Paz. Rocha says that Pereda was arrested on complaints that â€œunder the effects of the drug, he was harassing and bothering minorsâ€? in public.
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BEIRUT â€“ An al-Qaida-inspired group says its leader and a top commander were heading to Iraq to join insurgents there when Lebanese security troops killed them over the weekend, according to a U.S. terror-monitoring firm. The Washington-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks militant postings on the Internet, said Wednesday that a statement on jihadist forums from the Fatah Islam group confirmed the two deaths.
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Muslims pray daily at Pentagonâ€™s 9/11 crash site
WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ While Americans are bitterly debating the proposed building of a mosque near New Yorkâ€™s ground zero, Muslims have been praying for years less than 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck. The Pentagon chapel is part of a memorial to the 184 people killed in 2001 when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the west side of the Pentagon and plowed through three of the buildingâ€™s five office rings. As part of its massive renovation, the Pentagon opened the nondenominational chapel in November 2002. The chapel hosts a daily prayer group and weekly worship service for Muslims and provides similar services for Jews, Hindus,
Mormons, Protestants, Catholics and Episcopalians. Pentagon officials say that no one in the military or the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ever protested. They describe the 80seat chapel as a peaceful place where some 300 to 400 Pentagon employees come to pray each week. The goal of the Pentagon chaplain office, which runs the chapel, is to â€œprovide assistance and support for the religious, spiritual and morale needs of all service members and employees,â€? said Army spokesman George Wright. A proposal to build an Islamic cultural center near ground zero in New York has prompted angry protests by victims of the 2001 attacks, which
Pedestrians walk past building in Manhattan where Muslims plan to build a mosque and cultural center. were done in the name of Islam. A majority of New Yorkers say they are opposed to the plan. Last week, President Barack Obama inserted himself into the debate when he said Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in the U.S. Republicans assailed him as out of touch with mainstream America, and Obama later told reporters that he wasnâ€™t endorsing the specifics of the mosque plan.
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WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nationâ€™s financial outlook as poor. A frustrated electorate could take it out on the party in power â€“ Obamaâ€™s Democrats â€“ in the November elections. Eleven weeks before the Nov. 2 balloting, just 41 percent of those surveyed approve of the presidentâ€™s performance on the economy, down from 44 percent in April, while 56 percent disapprove. And 61 percent say the economy has gotten worse
Dignitaries attend funeral for Stevens
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) â€“ Funeral services were held Wednesday for former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, who died last week in a plane crash in southwest Alaska and was the longest-serving Republican in senate history. The funeral Wednesday marks the end of Stevens three days of remembrances that began Monday when several hundred people attended a Catholic Mass in Anchorage. Mourners filed past a closed casket Tuesday as Stevensâ€™ body lay in repose at an Episcopal church. Vice President Joe Biden was to speak at the funeral, and more than 20 current and former senators, governors and foreign representatives also were attending the funeral.
or stayed the same on Obamaâ€™s watch. S t i l l , three-quarters also say itâ€™s unrealisObama tic to expect noticeable economic improvements in the first 18 months of the presidentâ€™s term. And Obamaâ€™s overall approval rating was unaffected; it remained at 49 percent, in part because most Americans still like him personally. Americansâ€™ dim view of the economy grew even more pessimistic this summer as the nationâ€™s unemployment rate stubbornly hovered near 10 percent. Thatâ€™s been a drag on both Obama and
Democrats, who control Congress. â€œThe economy is on life support,â€? says Scott Bradley, 38, general manager of a carpet store in Columbia, Mo. Bradley says he voted for Obama in 2008 but he wouldnâ€™t again. He blames Congress for the unemployment woes but says, â€œObamaâ€™s policies are making the economy worse.â€? Even staunch Obama backers like college student Julius Taylor of Flint, Mich., struggle to stay optimistic about the economy, particularly when they see the recessionâ€™s toll in their backyard. â€œIâ€™d like to say itâ€™s improving, but there are a lot of indicators itâ€™s not,â€? says Taylor, 25.
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Kristine Kaiser’s column on Aug. 14 (“It’s moderates who act to lead our nation forward”) is correct except that we do not have moderates running the country right now. History has proven that when we do not have one party in total power, the government works better and people will compromise. Look at the early 1980s when President Reagan had to work with U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill and in 1994 when President Clinton had to work with a Republican-controlled Congress. Everybody had to work as one, and that made all things better. We do need to replace people in Congress now. They only care about being re-elected and that is it. If after the elections in November, we have two parties in power, then we will have moderates running the country. Then, we do not have one agenda and that’s it. We must make a change and not have far right or far left in charge. Let’s elect different people and watch how President
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Five books a weekend is too much for students In the Aug. 11 paper, on page one of the Local section, there was a story headlined “Book backpacks” about packing bookbags for kids and sending home five books a weekend for each child for first, second and third grades in Thomasville. Maybe they should consider this first – five books a weekend is way too many. 1) It’s too easy to lose some. 2) It’s too much like homework. 3) Children won’t appreciate them.
It would be better if the children can earn a book for a weekend by: 1) helping someone in their grade room, 2) helping the teacher, like passing out stuff to the other students, 3) cleaning up tables or desks. When something is given for free, some people and kids just don’t care. If they earn it, they will take so much better care of it. After so many weeks, then they earn the right to take home two books, etc. JEAN MILLER Jamestown
• Timothy McVeigh was a Christian. Does that mean all Christians are responsible for bombing the federal building in Oklahoma and no Christian churches should be allowed nearby? • This is a time when Muslims should be sensitive to others. Christians are told that we must respect their religion – this is time for them to be respectful.
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t’s likely no coincidence that the winemaking industry in North Carolina has grown significantly in the last several years since a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down trade barriers some states across the country had enacted. That high court ruling allowed members of the burgeoning N.C. industry to market their wines via the Internet directly to consumers all across the nation without having to navigate a morass of state laws, most of which were enacted by states in an attempt to restrict competition from outside their own jurisdictions. Now, for many of the nearly 100 Tarheel State wineries – nearly all small, family-owned businesses – interstate Internet sales make up important segments of their businesses. Without those direct-to-the customer sales, some vineyard operators say, the financial viability of their operations would be in jeopardy. And fears are rising among North Carolina winemakers that a proposed federal law could harm their ability to carry on interstate trade via the Internet. N.C. winemakers are afraid that if H.R. 5034 passes and states get authority to regulate interstate sales of wine, they would enact regulations banning direct sales via the Internet. States then would require producers to market their wines through a wholesale marketing system that could limit or maybe even eliminate their ability to access markets in other states. However, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R6th, of Greensboro doesn’t see it that way. Coble is a primary co-sponsor of H.R. 5034. Ranking member of a House subcommittee that is reviewing the legislation, Coble says the bill is about giving to individual states the control of alcohol sales to people within their borders and about efforts to make sure only adults purchase alcohol. Coble stands on reasonable philosophical ground there, although there’s no overwhelming evidence to support underage online purchases concerns. But the fears of N.C. winemakers are real. Previously, states erected barriers to N.C. wines for competitive reasons, and that could happen again. Requiring that wholesalers be part of the marketing system surely will increase consumer costs and impact Tarheel winemakers’ bottom lines. The potential damage to the growing N.C. winemaking industry that H.R. 5034 represents outweighs any need for it.
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For conservatives discussing race, ignorance is bliss
sking a conservative pundit for advice on race is like asking an ayatollah for advice on preparing the Christmas ham. There are exceptions, yes, but by and large, this terrain is the dark side of the moon for conservatives. They don’t know it well, so they tend to go there rarely, reluctantly and seldom voluntarily. And when they do, they not infrequently make Patrick Buchanan-size jackasses of themselves. So the train wreck of a radio segment that generated unwelcome headlines for talk-show host Laura Schlessinger last week was predictable the moment she took a call from an African-American woman named “Jade.” See, Jade, inexplicably, sought Dr. Laura’s advice on what to do when her white husband’s family and friends make “racist comments” in front of her. And that’s when the train took a header into the gorge. First, there was Jade’s mention of a neighbor who can’t drop by without asking her how black people like this or black people like that. Dr. Laura said that wasn’t racist – which is arguably fair, but ignores the fact that a person gets tired of constantly being treated as an emissary from the planet Negro. Then there was Dr. Laura’s non sequitur rant about how blacks voted for Barack Obama “without giving much thought” – the brainless, easily swayed black voter being a fiction beloved by many conservatives, and never mind that it was Queen of Soul Hillary Clinton who had the black vote sewn up and Obama who was forced to earn it. There is much more, but we are running out of page and still haven’t gotten to the part that made headlines and forced Dr. Laura into an apology the next day. Jade asked, “How about the N-word?” “Black guys use it all the time,” snapped Dr. Laura. “Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger.” When Jade challenged her casual use of that word, Schlessinger doubled down. She repeated her N-word trilogy and at one point told Jade, “I think you have too much sensitivity ...” Oh, my stars and garters. There is, should it need saying, a big hole in
Dr. Laura’s reasoning. Comics do all sorts of obnoxious things. They call women by a synonym for female dogs. They talk about menstruation, masturbation, nose-picking, gas-passing and other subjects generally avoided in polite company. OPINION Does Schlessinger really think “comedians” should be Leonard our standard on matters of Pitts decorum? Does she really think ■■■ comedians’ – or for that matter, rappers’ and street kids’ – choice of language justifies her use of a noxious epithet loathed by the vast majority of the 38 million people against whom it is routinely hurled? Or that calling her on that is evidence of hypersensitivity? Too bad I already used that stars and garters line. It would go nicely here. Suffice it to say, I bet you Dr. Laura never thought about it like that. I bet you she never thought about it at all. And therein lies the problem – not simply for her, but for conservatives in general who seek to contribute to a constructive racial dialogue. See, I’d argue the most offensive thing about Schlessinger’s gaffe wasn’t her use of the N-word, but the air of smug entitlement with which she did so. Conversing with a woman who lives a reality about which she can only theorize, Dr. Laura brushed away Jade’s every effort to dissent or explain. She was not there to engage. She already knew all she needed to. One finds that often when conservative pundits talk race. They seem trapped within their own baseless narratives, loath to listen to, much less credit, anything that contradicts what they chose long ago to believe. Small wonder they seldom contribute anything of value to the discussion. They don’t know what they don’t know. And they are unwilling to learn. LEONARD PITTS JR., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pitts will be chatting with readers every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on www.MiamiHerald.com.
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Group aims to improve public safety, eliminate animal cruelty BY TERRI GATES
would like to introduce Triad Laws for Paws (TLP), formed to join local law enforcement, as well as city and county government, to create stricter ordinances and more stringent enforcement of existing ordinances regarding animal neglect/cruelty. TLP is under the umbrella of the Humane Society of the Piedmont. Most people may have heard of Susie’s Law, which was recently signed by Gov. Beverly Perdue. The new law makes animal neglect/cruelty a Class F felony, which carries active jail time to those convicted of felony animal cruelty. This was a very important and needed step in the right direction, but there are many more steps needed. Animal abuse/neglect is antisocial behavior that directly correlates to domestic violence and other crimes as documented by many studies around the country. As a property manager, I have seen firsthand that animal neglect/cruelty is a red flag to other problems in the household. This can range from spousal battery to drug activity to neglect or even abuse of children. This is happening in all neighborhoods, and we want to make our local government officials aware of how extensive the problem is in order to hopefully prevent
some of the other crimes associated with animal neglect/cruelty. Additionally, we have homeowners in our communities who are not able to enjoy sitting outside their homes due to the stench from animals not being properly kept in their surrounding neighbors’ yards. It is not only the stench that keep residents inside; we have residents in our communities who live next door to dogs that are tethered
Susie’s Law was an important, needed step, but many more steps are needed. (tied, chained) 24/7 who get loose and have the neighbors fearful for their safety. Triad Laws for Paws is currently working with High Point City Council Public Safety Committee, as well as Guilford County to amend current ordinances as well as encourage stricter enforcement of ordinances already on the books. We are a group that knows this is a multifaceted problem and again, we are working with local government and law enforcement to address
issues using sources of wisdom including what other N.C. counties have done to address animal issues. Right now, we need public input. Our goal is to make public officials aware of how extensive these issues are right in our own backyards. We need citizens who have been the victim or witness to the following to please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. If you have been a victim of a vicious animal attack or witnessed one. 2. If you or your neighbors cannot enjoy relaxing outside due to stench or fear of the neighbors’ dogs. 3. If you have a neighbor who chains a dog 24/7 and does not provide adequate food, water or shelter. 4. If you have neighbors who are breeding dogs known for aggression to sell. 5. If you know or suspect animals are being bred by a neighbor that is not properly caring for them. Triad Laws for Paws believes in the power of the people to make a difference. We are a very diverse group or people who have come together to work diligently at making a difference in our local communities regarding the safety of the citizens and enforcing stricter ordinances regarding animal neglect/ cruelty.
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use their school ID card as debit cards at local retailers. “If you want to see the impact, go sit at Wal-mart, Target or another retailer on opening day,” OPINION Scarborough suggests, indicating Elijah the school’s impact Lovejoy on local retail, not ■■■ to mention parents, grandparents and friends who fill local hotels. On the academic side, change is in the air as well. “The academic program tends to get overlooked because of all the other nifty stuff we’re doing,” said Dudley, pointing to a dramatically revamped curriculum taking affect this year. Classes will now be four credit hours instead of three, allowing more time for hands-on research and application. A freshmen seminar will challenge students in a subject of their choice. A new core curriculum will allow greater flexibility for students importing credit hours from high school, and an optional study-abroad or at home May Experience will join the academic line-up. Looking to the future, Dudley sees managing growth as the biggest challenge, though a positive one. “Where are you going to teach them? Where are you going to feed them? Where are you going to sleep them?” On average, 70 prospective students daily now visit High Point University. 2010 freshmen enrollment stands at 1,220 students, a 230 percent increase since 2005 when freshmen enrollment stood at 370. Scarborough sums up the sentiment reflectively, “Something special is happening here. We’ve got to contribute our ideas to keep it going.” Congratulations High Point University on your 87th opening convocation, and congratulations High Point on $100,000 well spent on the northeast corner of the intermediate loop.
TERRI GATES of High Point is a member of Triad Laws for Paws.
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n May of 1921, the city of High Point pledged 60 acres and $100,000 to outbid Greensboro and Burlington for a proposed Methodist School of higher education. Classes started three years later on Sept. 14, 1924. On Sept. 17, 1962, Wilbur Smith and Associates of Columbia, S.C., presented its “Major Street and Thoroughfare Plan” at city hall. High Point’s city council commissioned the plan to address growing traffic congestion. Smith’s plan recommended three concentric roadways radiating out from downtown. The downtown “Hub” was made of Lindsay, Hamilton and Green. Moving outward, a proposed “Intermediate Loop” consisted of present-day Westchester, Eastchester, College and Market Center. And last, an “East-West Belt” was conceived where today’s 311 Bypass stands, eventually to be joined with a corresponding “West Belt” through Davidson County. Engineers estimated the cost of this 18-year project at $35 million. This Sunday, on the northeast corner of High Point’s Intermediate Loop, High Point University will celebrate its 87th Opening Convocation. Since its founding, enrollment has risen from 122 primarily North Carolina Methodist students in 1924 to 4,200 graduate and undergraduate students from 46 states and 51 countries in 2010. Likewise, the school’s geographic footprint has increased from the initial 60 acres to its current 210 and growing. In the midst of all this growth, Don Scarborough, vice president for community relations, and Chris Dudley, vice president for administration, are keen to point out that the school is High Point’s university. The city put up the initial money to recruit the school, and university President Nido Qubein strongly reaffirmed a commitment to High Point on becoming president in 2005. Scarborough highlights that in the last year alone, university students and staff contributed over 40,000 volunteer hours to High Point nonprofits. Over 40 local retailers are part of the university’s Passport Card program, allowing students to
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Egg recall tied to salmonella grows to 380 million ATLANTA (AP) â€“ Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in three states and possibly more, and health officials on Wednesday dramatically expanded a recall to 380 million eggs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with state health departments to investigate the illnesses. No deaths have been reported, said Dr. Christopher Braden, a CDC epidemiologist
involved in the investigation. Initially, 228 million eggs were recalled but that number was increased to the equivalent of nearly 32 million dozen-egg cartons. Minnesota, a state with some of the best food-borne illness investigators in the country, has tied at least seven salmonella illnesses to the eggs. Other states have seen a jump in reports of the type of salmonella. For example, California has
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Mangrove Island, a delicate breeding ground for Louisianaâ€™s brown pelicans located in Barataria Bay near Grand Isle, La., is covered with birds and surrounded by boom Wednesday.
Poll: BP image recovering from spill, but still low
WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ BPâ€™s image, which took an ugly beating after the Gulf oil spill, is recovering since the company capped the well, though the oil giantâ€™s approval level is still anything but robust. A majority of Americans still arenâ€™t convinced it is safe to eat seafood from parts of the Gulf or swim in its waters, a new AP poll shows. Politically, President Barack Obamaâ€™s rating on handling the nationâ€™s worst oil spill has nudged up to about 50 percent, the poll indicated. Fewer people now think the spill is a major national issue, and more support increased drilling in U.S.
coastal waters than oppose it. Safety remains a worry. â€œNormally, I would go to the casinos and eat seafood, but now Iâ€™m going to be kind of skeptical of eating,â€? said Samuel Washington, 44, who lives in Norfolk, Va., but also owns a home in Ocean Springs, Miss. â€œMy biggest concern is whether or not they are really testing all the affected areas.â€? Approval for Obamaâ€™s handling of the mess has risen from 45 percent in June, while BPâ€™s marks have more than doubled â€“ from 15 percent to a still lackluster 33 percent. Some 66 percent of
Jurors were close to convicting Blagojevich
CHICAGO (AP) â€“ â€œBlago on Trial, The Sequelâ€? promises to be as circuslike and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor. And in a state with a huge budget deficit, some people would prefer not to see it at all. But the next round could also look different if prosecutors adjust their strategy after listening to jurors who deadlocked on all but one charge against Rod Blagojevich. And despite their defiance after the verdict, defense attorneys could offer a few surprises too â€“ if they are still on the job. Could prosecutors decide to call witnesses such as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel? Could the defense finally put Blagojevich on the stand? Asked the latter question, Blagojevich attor-
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From South to East
Billy Hunt makes leadership move BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
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Billy Hunt, former principal at South Davidson High School, stands in the courtyard of East Davidson High School. He replaces Cathi Smith, who recently retired.
THOMASVILLE – Billy Hunt doesn’t plan on making any major changes at East Davidson High, but he plans to continue the same strategies that made South Davidson High successful under his leadership. Hunt, who has 20 years of experience in education, was named by the Davidson County Board of Education in June as the principal of East Davidson, replacing Cathi Smith, who retired after 11 years as principal of the school and 34 years in education. Hunt had been principal of South Davidson High for two years and assistant principal for the school for four-and-a-half years. “I am very excited to be here,” Hunt said. “The community is a great community. I’m very familiar with the community. The staff is an excellent staff. I came from an excellent staff at South Davidson as well. I had been there for seven years. It was just time to move on. I was still very happy there, but it was just time.” At South Davidson, Hunt helped increase the school’s ABC scores by 21 points last year. South Davidson also went from having 56 dropouts in the 2007-08 school year to 28 dropouts in 2008-09 and then 14 dropouts for 2009-10. “My biggest part of it was coordinating it and supporting the teachers,” Hunt said of South Davidson’s success. “It will be the same way here. It’s the teachers putting in the extra work and the extra effort and the kids putting it in.” Hunt moves from leading a staff of about 35 teachers and 480 kids to a staff of about 60 and 1,000 students. He said the transition to a bigger school has been smooth because of the job that Smith did as principal. “The biggest thing is that I don’t want the students and staff to worry there is going to be a lot of major changes because there is not,” he said. “Why change a lot of the things that have been working so well here
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under Mrs. Smith? That’s another reason it has been a smooth transition.” With the move to East Davidson, Hunt says his overall goals for students haven’t changed. “My goal anywhere I am at is student success, improving student achievement no matter where you go,” he said. “The No. 1 goal is student achievement and student success in preparing them for the 21st century because things are changing out there. Kids just don’t have a chance if they don’t have a high school diploma and go to college, even if it’s a two-year degree at a community college. That’s a big deal nowadays.” Hunt got his start in education 1989 at Lexington Senior High School, where he served in various roles as a business teacher, chairman of the business department, athletic director, baseball coach and head football coach. He was at Lexington Senior High School for about 13 years before moving to South Davidson.
Dr. Robert F. “Ric” Leinbach II of High Point ENT Associates, a Cornerstone Health Care practice, was a featured speaker at the recent N.C./S.C. Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Assembly in Asheville. Leinbach’s presentation focused upon the application of allergy vaccine below the tongue to treat patients with allergic rhinitis, a method of treatment that is offered by his practice.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – Davidson County commissioners say they will explore all options to fund the construction of a middle school in the northern part of the county. “It’s my belief that we should, if funds are available, move forward with this project because we are very crowded up there,” said Max Walser, chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners. “Construction
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missioners be willing to do?” Commissioner Don Truell said the board should look at all options, but wants to prevent a hike in the property tax rate. He said commissioners have done more for the school systems during his tenure than any other set of commissioners he knows
of in Davidson County. “I don’t think we are going to have to raise the property tax rates,” Truell said. “I hope we don’t. We haven’t yet, but we will look at what we have got left over in our bond moneys. We will look at our general fund. We will look at some of our undesignated funds that we have got and we will look at some more bonds if we have to, I’m sure, for this project.” Walser agreed that commissioners have several options for funding the construction. “There are a lot of different options to the commissioners,” he said. “First of all, they got to decide if they
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Tourism sales continue to stabilize BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Tourism in High Point continued its slow, modest climb for the third consecutive month, according to the High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The HPCVB collected $101,319 in May from the city’s hotel room tax. That’s a 1 percent, or $1,383, increase from last year. “I’m always happy to report increases to you again,” said treasurer Chris Greene at the CVB’s regular meeting on Wednesday. Its first year-to-year sales in-
crease in more than a year was reported at the June meeting. The organization, funded by the hotel room tax, has faced significant losses in revenue in a down economy but has employed efforts to bring more trade shows and conventions to the city to fuel tourism. “In the industry, things are looking better,” said sales manager Marva Wells. “They are starting to look really good.” Wells said the Lucas Oil Oak Hollow Drag Boat Races were a success for the city in July, and she is in talks with organizers regarding a commitment for
next year’s show. Other sporting events, such as the 2010 Furniture City Gridiron Classic, in which the Winston-Salem State Rams will play the Virginia Union Panthers at A.J. Simeon Stadium Aug. 2728, and the Piedmont Soccer Alliance Furniture City Classic Tournament, set for Aug. 27-29, are expected to drive tourism this month. “These sporting events and youth sports are really huge (in the industry),” she said. High Point University’s freshman orientation also is expected to draw 4,000 people
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Sergeant Christopher Neal Karch
FORT BRAGG – Sergeant Christopher Neal Karch, 23, Ft. Bragg, NC, and formerly of Indianapolis, was a 2005 graduate of Lawrence Central High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a graduate of the 82nd Airborne. Christopher loved life and lived it to the fullest. He is survived by his father, Pat Karch; his mother Lynn Kersey (Jerry); his grandparents, Nick and Dian Nicholson, Bill and Joyce Seal, Norman and Denise Karch, and Jerry Hallgarth; his uncle, Vince Karch; his close friends, Adam Morris, Joe West, and Mike Walker, and many numerous other close friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 11 a.m. at Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN. Visitation will be on Friday, August 20 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral center, and also on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to: Northcentral Blue Star Mothers of Indiana, P.O. Box 572, Kokomo, IN 46903 for troop care packages. Online condolences may be shared at www.legacyfuneralcenters.com.
HIGH POINT – Barton “Honey Bun” Johnson died August 18, 2010, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Phillips Funeral Service, High Point.
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Lillian Christensen Jones, 82, died August 18, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Steven E. Morris
LEXINGTON – Steven Earl Morris, 62, of Boones Cave Road died August 17, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Jerry Allen Kennedy THOMASVILLE – Mr. Jerry Allen Kennedy, 69, a resident of 5288 Burton Road, died Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 2010 in the High Point Regional Hospital. He was born July 14, 1941 in Guilford County, a son of the late Avery Lee Kennedy and Mary Lee Yokley Kennedy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Kennedy was formerly employed with Heritage Furniture and also a former employee with the North Carolina State Department of Transportation stationed at the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry Stations. From 1977-2004, he was owner and operator of Kennedy Machine Company. Mr. Kennedy was a former member of the Board of the Hasty Fire Department and had served on the advisory committee at Ledford Junior High School. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where he formerly served as a Trustee. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy, a son, Jonathan Kennedy, sisters, Ruth Ann Williams and Mary Louise Kennedy and brothers, Trenton Kennedy and Billy Joe Kennedy. On November 10, 2008 he was married to Nelia Kindley, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a son, Jeremy A. Kennedy and his mother Penny Kennedy of Thomasville; two sisters, Jean Kennedy Proctor and Peggy Kennedy Mann and her husband Arnie, both of Thomasville. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 11 A.M. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Chuck Garner and Rev. Karen Smith officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home and other times at the home. The family request any memorial contributions be made to General Memorial Fund of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1049, Thomasville, N.C. 27361. On line condolences may be sent to the Kennedy family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Marie Stilley Harris GREENSBORO – Ms. Marie Stilley Harris went to be with the Lord, on August 18, 2010, at Wesley Long Community Hospital. Ms. Harris was born in Guilford County, on February 24, 1935, to Mr. Joseph Stilley and Mrs. Fannie MacAbee Stilley. Ms. Harris is predeceased by both of her parents, her beloved husband Jimmy Harris Sr. and brother Marvin “Jack” Stilley. She is survived by her Brother James Stilley and wife Sara, daughter Kristina Greene and husband Jerry, son Jimmy Harris Jr. and wife Virginia, grandchildren Mark, Joshua, Julie, Anna, Michael and Cody; and also great grandchild Jolie and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials should be given to Golden Livingcenter – Starmount (care of the Activity Fund), 109 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro NC 27410, (336)292-5390. Online condolences can be left at www.davisfuneralsandcremations. com.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (right) and State Bureau of Investigation director Greg McLeod listen as independent analyst Chris Swecker discusses the results of an outside review of past serology practices at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Laboratory during a press conference in Raleigh.
Agent from NC’s crime lab placed on paid leave RALEIGH (AP) – A North Carolina law enforcement agent has been taken off the job after a scathing report found his work among the worst done on scores of flawed criminal cases. The new director of the State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that Duane Deaver is on investigatory placement, meaning he cannot work but gets paid while an investigation continues. An outside review of the blood analysis unit at the SBI crime lab said Deaver overstated or falsely reported blood test results in five cases. Deaver’s testimony about SBI policies on omitting test results from lab reports led to the outside review.
Deaver didn’t return a message left at his office phone earlier Wednesday, and no one came to the door of his home Wednesday afternoon. Analysts at North Carolina’s crime lab omitted, overstated or falsely reported blood evidence in dozens of cases, including three that ended in executions and another where two men were imprisoned for murdering Michael Jordan’s father, according to the review released Wednesday. The governmentordered inquest by two former FBI officials found that agents of the State Bureau of Investigation repeatedly aided prosecutors in obtaining convictions over a 16-year period, mostly by
misrepresenting blood evidence and keeping critical notes from defense attorneys. The review of blood evidence in cases from 1987 to 2003 by two former assistant directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation calls for a thorough examination of 190 criminal cases, stating information that could have helped defendants was sometimes misrepresented or withheld. “It impacted the decisions that were made – it could have,” report author Chris Swecker said Wednesday. “Let me step back and make sure you understand: It could have resulted in situations where information that was material and favorable to the defendant was not disclosed.”
Marion hosts N.C. State Bluegrass Festival MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
MARION – Even though the festival started Wednesday, folks were showing up for it on Tuesday. The 36th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will be held through Saturday at Tom Johnson Camping Center’s Rally Park. It is one of the largest bluegrass festivals in the country and for the first time it is being held in McDowell County. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 100 motor homes have rolled into the rally park for this event and about 400 more were expected to show up by Wednesday. It is expected to draw thousands of bluegrass fans to McDowell County. Adams and Anderson, LLC of Dahlonega, Ga. is the company that is promoting and holding the festival. Promoters Nor-
Ballantine files for bankruptcy WILMINGTON (AP) – A former North Carolina state senator and 2004 gubernatorial candidate says he filed for bankruptcy because, like many, he’s a victim of the real estate bust. Patrick Ballantine of Wilmington filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in late June. Court records show listed assets of $820,000 and liabilities of more than $6 million. The StarNews of Wilmington says more than $3 million in debts are linked to investments in a development at Ocean Isle Beach. Ballantine said this week he got into the trash hauling business after the real estate market went south.
man Adams and Tony Anderson hold seven bluegrass festivals a year, from Virginia down to Florida. For 36 years, they have worked full-time putting on bluegrass festivals throughout the Southeast. While getting the place ready Tuesday afternoon, Adams said McDowell County and Tom Johnson Rally Park has turned out to be an excellent place for this event. “We’ve had the best response from the locals I’ve ever seen,” he said. On Tuesday afternoon, Adams and Anderson were busy taking tickets for the early arrivals and making sure everything was ready at the rally park and its pavilion. “So far, everything is smooth,” said Anderson. Adams started putting bluegrass festivals on in the early 1970s and Anderson joined him later in the work. Many don’t realize what all it takes to hold
events of this size. “It’s a lot of hard work,” said Adams. “It’s a full-time job year-round,” said Anderson. “Booking the talent, bringing up everything involved, the sound and the lighting and the advertisement. Everything from the talent to the Porta-Johns, we do.” However, it is unlikely that Adams and Anderson will need portable toilets for this festival because of the facilities already available at the rally park. “This is a first class facility here,” said Anderson. “The owners and the staff are very accommodating.” In addition to the acts, Adams and Anderson have contracts for about 30 vendors. At their request, Tom Johnson Camping Center made modifications to the stage at the pavilion in order to better accommodate the bluegrass groups that will play there.
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Bee-trapped deputy calls for help MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
In this photo provided by Steve Newton of Wake County Emergency Management, Charles Weatherly, past president of the N.C. Beekeeperâ€™s Association, collects bees while Wake County Deputy Brandon Jenkins sits inside the police cruiser. Weatherly lives near where the incident happened on the Smithfield Road exit on U.S. 64.
Deacon killed while working near his church MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
MORGANTON â€“ A deacon of a local Baptist church died Tuesday on church property when a trailer crushed him. Morganton Department of Public Safety officials said Joe Ingram, 67, of 1442 Pheasant Run Court, died at the scene. Catawba Valley Baptist Church Pastor Mike Odom found the man underneath a hook-up trailer around 11 a.m. on a hillside at 117 Valley View St., within sight of
the church. Burke County Emergency Medical Services Lt. Jason Black said it was unclear how the man, whose name has not been released, ended up under the hook-up trailer. Members of the church had spoken to the man about an hour before he was found, Black said. The man was dead when emergency responders arrived on the scene, Black said. The trailer was approximately 40 feet downhill from the rear end of a red pick up truck.
It had been filled with wood and yard debris, Black said. The man was the chairman of the deacon committee at Catawba Valley, fellow deacon Ralph Ballew said. The man was also a Sunday school teacher. â€œItâ€™s going to be a terrible loss for the church and the people,â€? Ballew said. Ballew said a missionary family is planning to move Friday into the residence and thatâ€™s why the man was cleaning the property.
Manâ€™s need for â€˜me timeâ€™ casts a pall on â€˜us timeâ€™
ear Abby: I have been dating â€œKateâ€? for a year. Sheâ€™s caring and down-toearth. We have so much in common, and time goes by quickly when weâ€™re together. Thatâ€™s why, when a new job brought Kate closer to my place, I told her she could stay with me, so her commute would be less stressful while she gets used to the job and learns her way around. I enjoy making us dinner, since I get home two hours before she does. After being single and living alone for six years, I want a relationship. Maybe in the future Iâ€™ll want her to move in with me. We spend weeknights together and go out as a couple every weekend. But I also like â€œmy timeâ€? and â€œmy night out.â€? I am a part-time publicist for an entertainer and try to keep up with the local music and club scene. Two nights out alone during the month work for me. I share the details with Kate â€“ including the crazy things I see â€œsinglesâ€? do when Iâ€™m out. I have explained to her how spending these nights on my own makes me appreciate her more when I return. But I feel a distinct â€œchillâ€? from her when my night arrives. I have no problem with Kate doing a â€œgirlsâ€™ night outâ€? on those evenings. Am I wrong to want alone time? Am I not committed enough to this relationship? â€“ Reasonable Guy in Southern
California Dear Reasonable: Itâ€™s not wrong to want some time ADVICE independent Dear of Kate, Abby particuâ– â– â– larly since it relates to your business. Her cool reaction may be related to her insecurities with your relationship, as well as the â€œcrazy thingsâ€? youâ€™re describing when you get home. It may have been a mistake to invite Kate to stay with you without a deadline after which you expect her to find her own place. Under the circumstances, she may think your relationship has progressed further than it really has. Dear Abby: I cannot think of anyone else to turn to. I attend church, but donâ€™t know a priest well enough to confide in him. I have been married 45 years. My wife and I have a very good sex life. My problem is, over the past year my curiosity has increased about what it would be like to be with another man. I donâ€™t have anyone in mind. I try not to think about it, but the idea excites me. I enjoy looking at attractive women, but often find myself wanting to give the other a try. Please help me find an answer before I try something stupid. Abby,
I hope you can offer me some advice in your column. â€“ Anonymous in Daytona Beach Dear Anonymous: Everyone has sexual fantasies, and although yours have recently been homosexual fantasies, it does not necessarily mean that you would enjoy an encounter with another man. Because you say you have a â€œvery good sex lifeâ€? with your wife, you may have some bisexual leanings. However, 45 years ago you promised at the altar to be faithful to your wife. So Iâ€™ll offer the same advice I would have given to Adam if he had written me back then: Donâ€™t take a bite of that apple because it could get you evicted from Eden. Dear Abby: What do you say to people when you have a child in jail and they donâ€™t know? Should you lie and say everything is fine? â€“ East Coast Mom Dear Mom: It depends upon how well you know the people and how much personal information youâ€™re comfortable revealing about your family. But I donâ€™t think you should lie because that kind of news has a way of traveling. 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.
KNIGHTDALE â€“ It started as a routine stop to help a disabled tractortrailer Tuesday morning on the Smithfield Road exit off U.S. 64. But when Brandon Jenkins, a Wake master deputy, arrived to help, about 50,000 honeybees were swarming the stalled vehicle. â€œAbout 60 or so boxes of bees had fallen off the truck,â€? said sheriffâ€™s spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens. Driver Kenneth Marshall was en route from Dobson to Rocky Mount, so Jenkins contacted a Rocky Mount tow service. The tow truck driver and Jenkins helped Marshall put the boxes back onto the
truck while the bees continued to swarm. â€œThey were the Italian variety,â€? Stephens said. â€œThey are not aggressive and not dangerous. But there was some concern because it was close to a neighborhood.â€? By the time Jenkins got back into his cruiser and shut the door of his patrol car, it was covered in the insects. Outnumbered 50,000 to one, Jenkins called 911 and waited. The 911 dispatcher phoned the state Department of Agriculture, which sent out Jennifer Keller from N.C. State University. Charles Heatherly, past president of the N.C. Beekeepers Association, who lives nearby, also arrived to help the bee-trapped deputy.
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The following students in Guilford County Schools were named to the fourth-quarter A Team of students who received a 4.0 or better grade-point average:
Southwest Guilford High: Grade nine: Megan Allen, Takina Dominque Alston, Hayden Appelberg, Jacob Peter Arett, Hania Arshad, Rolf Kyle Pabalan Bates, Mauri Vonshell Belton, Victoria Joy Blair, Aaron Lee Blevins, Ashley Aashay Blocker, Kathryn Marie Borum, Jessica Nyree Bridges, Marcus James Brim, Michael Bryant, Jeffrey Buchan, Zachary Burnett, Hannah Lynn Burnette, Christina Grace Canon, Walker Lake Cayton, Melody Cheung, Patrick David Coble, Michael Connolly, Christopher Crowder, Matthew Cooper Dale, David Alexander Edgerton Dean, Charity Douglas, Nicole Druebbisch, Kristan Edwards, Anton William Fendrich, Delaney Ferguson, Ashley Yhijam Fierro, Aaron William Fletcher, Kyla Nicole Francis, Maria Gargano, Alexandar Gavric, Frances Jean Greeson, Regan Elizabet Hall, Sai Sanketh Hari, Brandon Harvey, Taylor Henderson, Guadalupe Hernandez, Sabrina Hernandez, Danielle Kayla Hill, Nile Elizabeth Hooker, Ashley Nicole Hudgins, Amara Lydia Iacovelli, Joshua-Austin Ibe, Jessica Morgan Jackson, Kayla Justine Janiszewski, Bonnie Jones, Mackenzie Lee Karant, John Michael Khoutsvanh, Hae Min Kim, Kelly Kosco, Rayshawn Kosie-Williams, Alec Richard Lagrega, Cathy Le, Samantha Elise Link, Austin Gates Lynk, Brooke Masi, Caroline Maultsby, Grayson Brent Mayberry, Ashley Paige Mccann, Christian McSwain, Christopher Mehling, Danielle Mehling, Bethlehem Haddish Meshesha, Allison Mickler, Raissa Minani, Christian Moore, Aja Deasia Mott, Alyssa Anuhea Nance, Jun Nawa, Alexis Nelson, Audrey Kate Nuckles, Justin Nuttle, Christian Olds, David Olof Oom, Bhavi
Kirit Patel, Amanda June Pausch, Alexis Kristine Peeler, Jacklyn Leigh Pfuhl, Tomas Hilst Phillips, Nishant Polisetti, Haley Caroline Poole, Quinn Breanne Popp, Michael James Quada, Mahummad Usman Rahim, Andres Ramirez, Rashed Naamah Rashed, Elizabeth Rhodes, Taylor Ann Rhodes, Laura Rivera, Hunter Brenae Roberts, Sheleigh Ruth Rochelle, Jeffrey Rodd Jr, Haras Sajjad, Kristen Sharon Shields, Haley Anne Shina, Britt Ann Shisler, Emma Marie Skarring I, Brandy Smith, Jayda Smith, Reilly Richard Stamps, Jessica Nicole Taylor, Jason Urbano, Megan Vu, Ma Wali, Melanie Jane Walker, Preston Wall, Eric Webster, Imani Breonn Williams, Kayla Elizabeth Williams Grade 10: Abiola Ayomide Adekunle, Sarah Ahmed, Jonathan Aker, Catherine Baratta, William Berwick, David Black, Herbert Hertees Bridges, Ryan Anthony Bristow, Patrice Brown, Ashlyn Brady Burns, Belma Ceric, Hyunjin Choi, Cody Lee Church, Mary Kate Clegg, Austin Cage Crockett, Kyndal Curtis, Eric Scott Davis, Tyler Dawes, Tyler Scott Dillon, Gabriel Scott Dobbins, Benjamin Scott Doster, Keir Alexandria Durham, Terrill Taâ€™Darius Garrison, Sean Thomas Geoghegan, Kyle Christopher Gibbons, Sydney Lynn Gore, Mallory Graham, Sydney Hall, Joshua Han, Athip Harms, Lucy Harvey, Timothy John Hayes, Samantha Paige Henry, Sarah Beth Hicks, Holden More Hill, Rebecca Lee Hill, Olivia Taylor Hockaday, Clay Michael Holfield, Carley Nicole Hott, Keirra Monique Howze, Amna Hussain, Alekzander Kohl Idol, Molly Fay Idol, Geneva Ingram, Natalie Deanna Ingram, Keynisha Jackson, Morgan Lynne Jackson, Nicholas James Jermyn, Glen Douglas Johnson, John Jibum Jon, Liana Frances Kiang, Somaly Somary Kien, Jacob King, Allison Nicole Kline, Benjamin Pierce Kurland, Brooke Logan Lance, Kevin Le, Hayley Anne Lenio, Megan Nicole Long, Richard Lugo, Andrew Casey Madden, Andrew
Scott Manson, Jessica Andrea Marroquin, Joel Martinez, Lindsay Nicole Masi, Jenna Nicole Massengale, Maisa Hannah Mayes, Kenneth Grey Mcallister, Kayla Marie Mccurry, Shelby Mcintosh, Graison Heath Mckissick, William Mespelt, Stuart Wesley Michel, Rebecca Sloane Mortensen, Emily Christine Moya, Tibor Nagy, Jessika Nichols, Ariel Nicole Nicholson, Kayla Overdiep, Tyler Payne, Savannah Gray Peck, Jessica Michele Pone, Maggie Pope, Joseph Alan Price II, Andrew Carter Purcell, David Andrew Renfroe, Skyler Laray Ricker, Meghan Sampson, Jake Ryan Schlaudecker, Hannah Nicole Shields, Evan Thompson Siler, Jasmeet Singh, Brittany Nicole Smith, Kayla Janay Smith, Tristan Smith, Kevin James Stanfield, Hafsah Ahmed Tauseef, Whitney Marie Tobin, Evangelos Tsakas, Hope Gabriel Tucker, Ahmad Turner, Andrew William Verouden, Brittany Logan Wall, Caitlin Wall, Tnaâ€™Sheo Nyree Watkins, Caroline Labrie Webster, Lillian Rebecca Weeks, Tressa Wheat, Marissa Wiater, Taylor Leigh Wilds, Liesel Anne Wiscombe, Dihae Grace Yook, Byung Heum Yun, Dongting Zheng Grade 11: Sarah Michelle Adams, Buthainah Al Rifaie, Rawaa Al Rifaie, Corey Matthew Albrecht, Yasra Arshad, Sontara Lashay Barr-Poole, Irving Barrera, Shâ€™Kayla Barrett, Marcus Taylor Bell, Ashley Marie Blevins, Ashley Bond, Alexandra Mayfield Bosch, Julie Daniele Boyer, Brian Andrew Braboy, Princeton Brown, Shannon Nicole Buchanan, Caleb Andrew Bullis, Courtney Elizabeth Bullis, Trevor Calhoun, Savanah Marie Carlyle, Glen Chon, Nathaniel Cohen, Austin Jack Cole, Sara Nicole Copeland, Sanja Cortan, Britni Nicole Cox, Brittany Cross, Andrew Michael Daniel, Fa Ri Dar-Bi, Sebastian Dau, Matthew Gray Depasquale, Travis Ray Eaton, Caitlin Edith Eder, Ashley Edwards, Collin Joseph Engels, Andrew Brooks Everhart, Zona Faraz, Mariah Lindsey Feldbaum, Nicolas Cody
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pher Yarborough, Hannah Hisoo Yoo, Joseph Joe Zhan, Esbeydy Zurita-Real, Mohammed Saleem Zwayyer, Sarah Saleem Zwayyer, Taylor Daniele Zyntek Grade 12: Vanessa Opata Agbozo, Matthew Hiatt Allred, Ana Lilia Arredondo, Jessica Arredondo, Sebastian Daniel Ball, Julia Margaret Barker, Ebony Teandra Barr, Bria Jerea-Milan Bates, Jessica Anice Becher, Amanda Myeong Bond, Matthew Robert Brandsema, Vincent Deshawn Brown, Colin Thomas Burnette, Michael Scott Burroughs, Roger Dale Burton, Stephanie Grace Canon, Michelle Leigh Casserman, Evan Taylor Cayton, Amanda Marie Chapman, Elisha Chon, Katie Nicole Cline, Brian Robert Creech, Arianna Marissa Cross, Allyson Lea Davenport, Cierra Nicole Dejournette, Eva Maria DeVenti, Ryan Daniel Dickerson, Erika Patrice Donnell, Kelsie Bâ€™Anca Evans, Loftin Hope Farmer, Katharine Grace Fowler, James William Frizzell, Natalia Alexandria Gibson, Janna Leigh Goulding, Steven Dale Guthrie, Christian Marshae Hairston, Sally Hayoung Han, Taylor Danielle Harrison, Nikita Leigh Hatmaker, Laureston Marie Hawley, Andrew Joseph Hayes, Ryan James Hebert, Ian Patrick Hill, Reginald Corbin Hillman, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Hines, Kayla Marcoux Hott, Alexander Brock Hudgens, Malik Hussain, Davis Patrick Inman, Alejandro Javier Jarrett-Morales, Omar Rabee Jasim, Jonathan David Jimenez, Kendrick Daron Johnson, Kristen Michelle Johnson, Monica Sue Jon, Donna Marie Jones, Ryan Patrick Kelly, Nathan Alexander Kemp, Yeong Kim, Olivia Michelle King, Rena Marie Lam, Sara
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Annual physical exam not like it used to be
ear Dr. Donohue: I am a healthy, 68-year-old male. I have always had a yearly checkup. This always included blood work, urinalysis, blood stool test, listening to my heart, sometimes an EKG, a digital prostate check and a general touch and visual exam of my whole body. I have recently moved. My new doctor just does blood tests and goes over the results with me. I don’t even take off my shirt. He says the rest of the exam is just a waste of time. What should people expect in a routine physical? – W.V.
The standard yearly physical exam isn’t what it used to be. The United States Services Task Force, a committee of respected doctors who set policy for such things, issued new directions on what a physical exam should comprise. The exam should be adapted to the patient’s age, family history of illnesses, gender-specific conditions and an exploration of whatever symptoms the patient has. Blood pressure, weight and listening to the heart and lungs, while not demanded every year in an otherwise healthy person, don’t take long and merit a yearly check. If a person doesn’t have an eye doctor, then the examining physician should check for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Some blood tests ought to be a yearly affair: cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c (diabetes check) and a stool test for blood.
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A yearly PSA test is a matter of debate. Women need to have mammograms and PAP HEALTH smears done in Dr. Paul accordance Donohue with of■■■ ficial directions. At age 50, people need a colonoscopy. An ultrasound check of the abdomen for aortic aneurysm is a suggestion for those in their mid-to-late 60s who smoked. The rest of the exam is directed to a patient’s specific complaints. The doctor should make sure people have had their vaccines: yearly flu, pneumonia vaccine, tetanus booster (every 10 years) and the shingles vaccine for older patients. The stethoscope has not been thrown out. Dear Dr. Donohue: Will you comment on fish oil, specifically Lovaza, for control of cholesterol and triglycerides? My doctor is reluctant to change my medications from Lipitor and Tricor to Lovaza. I am concerned that my present meds could damage my liver and muscles. – K.P. Statins – your Lipitor (atorvastatin) – are probably the most powerful and popular drugs for lowering cholesterol. Tricor (fenofibrate) works in a different manner to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Some
caution has to be used in combining the two, because Tricor can raise the risk of muscle damage coming from Lipitor. Lovaza is a prescription formulation of omega-3 fatty acids – the material in fish that lowers cholesterol, increases HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and lowers triglycerides. Whether it achieves the same results as statin drugs isn’t clearly answered. It does work, and it is safe. Why not strike a bargain with your doctor? Ask to try it for two months. Have your cholesterol and triglycerides checked before and at the end of the two-month trial. Then you and the doctor can determine if Lovaza alone controls your cholesterol/triglyceride problem.
Dear Dr. Donohue: I carry medicines in my handbag: Singulair, prednisone, Ventolin and occasionally eyedrops. Does carrying a cell phone in the handbag in close proximity to the medications affect them in any way? Also, can a cell phone affect food or water if placed together, for example, in a tote bag? – G.G. Cell phones are not emitting any dangerous radiations in the situations you describe.
DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475
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