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Athletes gather in city for fall games BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Special Olympics athletes will once again convene in High Point this weekend for state-level competition. The 2009 Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, with nearly 540 athletes from across the state set to compete in cycling, roller skating and soccer. This is the fourth year in a row the city has hosted the fall games,
cial Olympics North Carolina. “Everything is free and open to the public. We’re really excited because the weather looks promThe 2009 Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament is schedising.” uled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Soccer competition will take The games are the culmination place at the High Point Athletic Complex. of year-round sports training and The site for cycling competition is the Piedmont Triad Centre, and competition for the more than roller skating events will be at the Skate South Skating Center, 208 38,000 children and adults with W. Fairfield Road. A full schedule is at the Special Olympics North intellectual disabilities that take Carolina Web site, www.sonc.net. part in the programs offered by SONC. which will take place at three ven- nity has been fantastic and has Special Olympics does hold naalways supported the athletes,” tional and worldwide competiues. “I know the athletes are super- said Megan O’Donnell, vice presiexcited. The High Point commu- dent of communications for SpeATHLETES, 2A
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Council race in Guilford may come down to coin toss. 2A BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
TRIAD – The unofficial outcomes of several local elections Tuesday emphasizes the political adage that every vote matters. In one town in Randolph County, the race for municipal office left three candidates in a tie for two seats. In another town, the apparent winner of the final seat on the municipal board came down to one vote. Six municipal races in Davidson and Randolph counties were decided by a handful of votes. And some of the results could change in the coming days as county elections officials perform the annual voting canvass before totals are certified. In Davidson County, the last of seven spots on Thomasville City Council was determined by a margin of eight votes. Challenger Jackie Jackson captured the seventh council seat with 1,287 votes to 1,279 for incumbent George Burton. In Denton, challenger Wayne Plaster captured the second of two town Board of Commissioner seats with 156 votes, 13 more than thirdplace finisher Mary Edwards Hoyle. Denton Mayor Scott Morris appears to have retained his seat by a six-vote margin over challenger Kenny Smalls, or 173 to 167 votes. In Randolph County, Trinity Ward 3 Councilwoman Karen Bridges finished 16 votes ahead of challenger Robin Russell, or 297 to 281 votes. In the town of Staley, three candidates vying for the last two Board of Commissioners seats finished tied with 24 votes – challengers Richard DeGaetano and Tommy Williams and incumbent Steve Rollins Sr. If the canvass doesn’t resolve the tie, the two winners would be determined by drawing lots among the three candidates, said Randolph County Board of Elections Director Patsy Foscue. In Seagrove, the final seat on the town Board of Commissioners came down to one vote – incumbent Barbara Graves received 49, while fellow councilman Gordon Milks got 48. Foscue said Wednesday her office hadn’t determined how many provisional votes or other votes needing verification might affect outcomes. Davidson County Board of Elections Director Ruth Huneycutt said she doesn’t expect provisional or curbside votes to affect outcomes there because not enough were cast to make a difference, though she added that still must be determined by the canvass. email@example.com | 888-3528
The annual canvass of election results will take place Tuesday at county Board of Elections offices across the state. The canvass allows state and local election officials to certify results and formally declare winners. During the canvass, an elections board reviews all voting precinct reports, absentee ballot totals and provisional ballots that may be in dispute. The canvass creates final totals. When a board is satisfied with the totals, it certifies the results and makes the election winners official.
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Salvation Army seeks donated costumes, decorations BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Halloween may be long forgotten as the holiday rush continues, and that costume could be headed for the trash by now. But not so fast. The Salvation Army Family Store at 1501 S. Main St. needs those costumes for its inventory, as well as other retired holiday decor. “Most kids don’t wear the same Halloween costume year after year,” said Ron Rice, store manager. “Fortunately, we always have a need for them at our store.” The store takes the donated costumes and sells them for parties and school plays throughout the year. Other costumes are put in storage until the next Halloween, when they usually sell out within a few
mas or other seasonal decorations also are wanted as people sift through their old decorations from last year, he said. The store has an area designated for Christmas decor that is popular with shoppers. Anjani Webb, development and marketing coordinator for the Salvation Army, said the proceeds from the donated items go to the organization’s various causes, including relieving local hunger and funding the Boys and Girls Clubs. Donations also allow families to easily recycle holiday waste, Rice said. “We salvage just about everything, and it keeps it Ron Rice from going to the landfills,” he said. “Just because Store manager something is slightly brocostumes. They just throw ken doesn’t mean it isn’t them away. I’d like to see any good to us.” us get more.” Any unwanted Christphaynes@hpe.com | 888-3617 days, he said. “We sold almost everything we had this year,” he said about the costumes and decorations donated after last October. “I don’t think people think about donating their
‘I don’t think people think about donating their costumes. They just throw them away. I’d like to see us get more.’
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Coin toss may decide Whitsett council race BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – A coin toss, or other tie-breaker, could decide a Whitsett Town Council race if a Tuesday canvass does not change the vote total. Incumbent Ken Jacobs, a 61year-old cabinetmaker, one of three candidates for two open seats, finished with 42 votes on
‘I’m not thinking of a challenge. If that’s the vote. That’s the vote.‘ Ken Jacobs Incumbent, Whitsett Town Council Election Day as did newcomer Lee “Monk” Greeson, a 46-yearold truck driver who has served on the town planning board. “If the canvass turns up the same number, the race could be decided by a drawing of lots.
Counting: Provisional ballots with address problems usually are rejected, but can be accepted later. Ballots denied because they lack important information or show false information rarely are counted.
That has not happened in many years,” Elections Director George Gilbert said Wednesday. Following the canvass, elections officials will certify the 2009 election results. Incumbent Cindy Wheeler, 47, an executive assistant at Replacement Ltd., easily won the other open seat with 60 votes of 145 cast in the election. The one write-in ballot cast in the race could have been the winner for Jacobs or Greeson. “I’m not thinking of a challenge,” Jacobs said Wednesday. “If that’s the vote. That’s the vote. We’ll have a coin toss or something to decide it.”
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At the canvass, candidates and election board members can challenge provisional and absentee ballots. Many voters whose addresses can’t be verified at the polls are given provisional ballots. “We don’t think there are any provisionals to look at in this race,” Gilbert said. The Whitsett race may be the only required recount, Gilbert said. In Jamestown, incumbent Larry M. Lain finished fifth in a race for four town council seats with 16 percent of the vote. Incumbent Frank Gray finished fourth with 18 percent of the vote. The difference was 24 votes of the 1,776 cast in the election. “You see this in many smalltown races,” Gilbert said. “But the rule is a 1 percent margin for an automatic recount.” Lain accepted his loss Tuesday with no thought of a challenge. “We had six good candidates,” he said. “That’s politics.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626
Greensboro election changes council; Winston-Salem incumbents dominate ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
TRIAD – Challenger Bill Knight, who ousted Greensboro’s first African-American mayor Tuesday, will be joined by two new council members. While the Greensboro elections brought some change to the City Council, four incumbent Winston-Salem council members won re-election and one seat went to a 21-year-old newcomer. Knight was the first challenger to defeat a sitting elected Greensboro mayor. He won 51.3 percent of the votes to Yvonne Johnson’s 48.6 percent, or a margin of 935 votes out of the 34,347 cast, according to unofficial election returns. Knight,
Greensboro: Voters approved a $20 million bond issue for the National Science Center. Stokesdale: Liquor-by-the-drink and the establishment of an ABC store were approved.
a retired accountant who lost a campaign for council two years ago, campaigned on cutting city expenses and watching the budget more closely. Johnson was elected mayor in 2007 after serving 14 years on the council. In the at-large council races, Sandra Anderson-Groat was ousted. In the six-candidate field, Nancy Vaughan tallied 18,010 votes. Incumbent council member Robbie Perkins was second with 16,035. Newcomer
Danny Thompson won 14,729 votes to join the council. In the district races, T. Dianne BellamySmall won the District 1 race. Newcomer Jim Kee won the District 2 race. Zack Matheny was the winner in District 3 and Mary Rakestraw in District 4. Heavily favored incumbent Trudy Wade won the District 5 race. In Winston-Salem, incumbent Democratic Mayor Allen Joines was unopposed, garner-
HIGH POINT – Belk will hold a Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. on Saturday that will benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations. Participating charities will sell $5 tickets for the sale, which also serves as a $5 coupon throughout the store, excluding cosmetics and fragrances. Tickets also will be on sale at Belk that morning. Charities that will benefit from the sale include the United Way of Great-
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – The Davidson County Health Department is sponsoring an H1N1 flu clinic Friday. The clinic, which is only for people ages 6 months to 24 years old, will be held at the Davidson County Health Department in Lexington. The hours of the clinic will be 1-7 p.m. There is no cost for the vaccine. The person must have an appointment. The health department will make appointments
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tions, but the participants at this weekend’s games will not be competing to advance to those events. In addition to athletes, about 300 coaches, 400 volunteers, family members, friends and other supporters of the games are expected to be on hand, organizers said. O’Donnell said all of the volunteer slots are filled, and that strong support from volunteers is one reason SONC con-
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ERIE, Pa. (AP) – After being robbed of his jacket, cell phone, keys and $300, a Pennsylvania man was left with the odd feeling that his assailants looked familiar. Police say that’s because they went to school together about 15 years ago. Erie police arrested 30-year-old Anthony
Williams on Monday on charges of robbery, terroristic threats and simple assault. The other suspect has not been found. They say Williams was one of two men who accosted the victim outside a convenience store Oct. 17. Police say the victim recognized Williams be-
cause they both attended Central Career and Technical School in the mid-1990s. The victim brought old yearbooks to the police station and identified a newer picture of Williams from a photo lineup. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Williams.
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A story in Saturday’s edition of The High Point Enterprise on a state of North Carolina bus contract award incorrectly referenced who will manufacture the buses. IC Bus will make the buses in Tulsa, Okla., while White’s International Trucks is a dealer for IC Bus in North Carolina. In Wednesday’s 1A story on the Thomasville referendum results, the person in the bottom photograph was misidentified. The person in the center is not council candidate Jay Browning.
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tinually comes to High Point for the fall games. The games will be back in High Point in 2010. She said no decision has been made about whether to return to High Point beyond that date or move the games to another city. “The games usually rotate around the state, and it was just neat we were able to get a nice five-year run in High Point,” said O’Donnell.
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ing 90.7 percent of the vote. Incumbent council members fared well. Winning re-election were Democrats Dan Besse in the Southwest Ward, Vivian Burke in the Northeast Ward, Wanda Merschel in the Northwest Ward, Molly Leight in the South Ward and Republican Robert Clark in the West Ward. Four new members will join the council: Democrats Derwin L. Montgomery, a Winston-Salem State University student who beat incumbent Joycelyn Johnson in the East Ward Democratic primary; Denise (D.D.) Adams in the North Ward; and James Taylor in the Southeast Ward. The election winners will be sworn in Dec. 1.
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Robbery suspect leaves behind personal document BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Police on Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a bank and leaving incriminating evidence at the scene. Around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, a man walked into the Wachovia Bank at 1700 N. Main St. and handed a note to one of the tellers demanding money, according to High Point police. A police report stated
Two charged with larceny of copper ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
DAVIDSON COUNTY – The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office has charged two Lexington residents with the possession of burglary tools and larceny of copper. According to a sheriff’s office press release, an animal control deputy stopped a vehicle traveling on N.C. 8 for failure to use headlights after dark. The driver and passenger were found to have 150 pounds of copper wire on the bed of the pickup truck. After further investigation, deputies found out the copper belonged to Tryco Electric, located at 499 Glendale Road. Bradley Felker, 20, of Allred Road, and Lisa Renea Collett, 21, of W. 7th St., Lexington, were charged with possession of burglary tools, larceny of copper and transporting copper. Both suspects were placed in the Davidson County jail under a $10,000 secured bonds.
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STATESVILLE – A Statesville man was arrested for stealing antique engines and other items during a residential break-in in August. Kenneth Allen Johnson of Statesville was charged with breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. Sheriff Phil Redmond said Johnson is charged for stealing antique engines from a Beechwood Farm Road home in August, as well as possession of items from a 2004 break-in at the same home. Detective Sgt. Mark Nicholson began investigating after the homeowner reported the second break-in in August.
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that the suspect gave some verbal instructions to the teller and then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen running eastbound from the bank, which is at the intersection of N. Main
Street and State Avenue. Police said the man “was in such a hurry to leave that he left a personal document behind.” Police did not disclose what the document was, but when officers arrived at the bank, they took a
closer look at it and discovered that it contained the suspect’s name, authorities said. After comparing the bank’s video footage with a picture of the suspect, detectives were able to identify him as Kelvin
James Crosby, 28, of High Point, police said. Detectives obtained arrest warrants on Crosby for common law robbery. Police said Wednesday that an intense search had been conducted for Crosby but that he had
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Clinton: U.S. wants settlement halted ’forever’ CAIRO – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the U.S. stance toward Israeli settlement building to worried Arab allies on Wednesday, saying Washington does not accept the legitimacy of the West Bank enclaves and wants to see their construction halted “forever.” Still, she said an Israeli offer to restrain – but not halt – construction represents “positive movement forward” toward resuming Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
Karzai opponent: Re-election was illegitimate KABUL – The challenger in Afghanistan’s recent election called President Hamid Karzai’s victory illegal and his government a failure, saying Wednesday that the tainted administration would not be able to check corruption or fend off the Taliban. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah said he did not plan to challenge Karzai’s victory in court, but would leave it up to the Afghan people to decide whether to accept Karzai as the legitimate leader.
Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnap case MILAN – An Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA’s extraordinary renditions program. Human rights groups hailed the decision and pressed President Barack Obama to repudiate the Bush administration’s practice of abducting terror suspects and transferring them to third countries where torture was permitted.
Election head warns Iraq vote may be delayed BAGHDAD – The official charged with carrying out Iraq’s crucial January polls warned Wednesday that they will be delayed if parliament doesn’t approve a key electoral bill. Election Commission Chairman Faraj al-Haidari said Parliament must approve a new electoral law when it convenes today, otherwise the Jan. 16 polls will be delayed. Any delay in the elections could plunge Iraq into a crisis.
British coup-plotter Simon Mann (left) and four South African mercenaries attend a liberation ceremony at Black Beach Prison in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday.
Equatorial Guinea coup-plotter returns home JOHANNESBURG – British mercenary Simon Mann has threatened to settle some old scores after arriving home Wednesday following more than five years in African jails for a failed plot to take over Equatorial Guinea’s oil riches. Some governments may be worried about a vengeful Mann: He testified last year that the U.S. and European governments knew of the 2004 plot in advance and welcomed it. Mann and four South African mercenaries also pardoned Tuesday had been given 24 hours to leave and can never return.
American diplomat visits isolated Myanmar YANGON, Myanmar – The highest-ranking American diplomat to visit Myanmar in 14 years offered improved relations Wednesday if its military regime moves toward democracy, putting into action the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with the isolated country. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell spoke aftertalks with the ruling generals and a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who is under house arrest.
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Protesters return to streets in Iran TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The contrasts were vivid: Pro-government supporters chanted “Death to America” and stomped on U.S. flags Wednesday while not far away, hundreds of opposition protesters denounced Iran’s leaders and appealed to America’s president to choose sides. “Obama, Obama, you are either with them, or with us,” the anti-government protesters chanted in Farsi, in an amateur video clip widely circulated on the Internet. The new and startling appeal to President Barack Obama came as Iran’s opposition protesters returned to the streets in large numbers for the first time in nearly two months. Authorities were ready with the same sweeping measures they used to
Anti-government protesters chant slogans as a garbage can is set on fire in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday. quell fierce election-fraud tions to fire tear gas and protests this summer and beat people with batons. Witnesses said they early fall: Sending paramilitary units to key loca- heard a man, apparently
British deaths raise questions about Afghan police KABUL (AP) – The killing of five British troops by a rogue Afghan policeman underlines concerns about training and discipline within the ranks and possible insurgent infiltration of a police force that the U.S. hopes will be its ticket out of Afghanistan someday. The attack caused anguish in Britain, where public support for the war has been waning. Britain is the largest contributor to NATO forces in Afghanistan after the United States. The five British soldiers, who had been
Israel seizes huge Iranian arms shipment JERUSALEM (AP) – Open crates from a cargo ship seized Wednesday by Israel revealed dark green missiles inside. Containers from the vessel bore writing in English that said “I.R. Iranian Shipping Lines Group.” Israel alleged the shipment of hundreds of tons of rockets, missiles, mortars, grenades and antitank weapons – the largest it ever seized – was headed for Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
advising Afghan policemen, were shot and killed Tuesday at a checkpoint where they were living in the volatile southern province of Helmand. Another six soldiers were wounded, as were two Afghan policemen when the soldiers returned fire, officials said. The gunman escaped and his motive was unclear. The incident, which echoed two police shootings of U.S. soldiers last year, raised questions about whether international forces are trying to recruit and train Afghan police too quickly.
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Give roundabouts a chance to tame Trinity traffic BY JEFF TAYLOR
omewhere recently I read about a plan to use roundabouts to slow and control traffic flow on Finch Farm Road in Trinity. There seemed to be some concern about the effectiveness of this plan. I’m no N.C. Department of Transportation engineer, but I think they may be onto something here. For those of you who don’t drive in Trinity, I will try to surmise how it works out here. If you look behind the left side of your steering wheel, you will find your turn signal lever. Although not terribly popular anywhere in this area, the turn signal seems to be completely unfamiliar out here in Trinity. Even if they know it is there, most folks just seem to prefer not using it. A little unnerving, huh? Next we have safe following distance, which seems to be about two to three feet out here, regard-
less of speed. At those distances, when I stop, you don’t and our vehicles get to know each other in an intimate way. Tweak the physics all you want, but when you follow that closely and someone stops abruptly, the final outcome will always be a resounding “crunch.” Most disturbing of all is the “speed plus equation.” This is where the average driver sees the speed limit sign but insists on adding an additional 10 miles per hour. That equation then becomes ... speed + 10 + perceived urgency of issue arrival time = 20 miles per hour or more over the limit. Mathematically, it makes no sense but it happens way more than you’d think out here. Everyone says they moved here for the slower pace, so what’s the hurry? There are a host of other issues, but those are for another discus-
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sion. I guess what I’m trying to say is the simple fact is that if you put a physical obstacle in the way, folks have no choice but to act against it. Much of our citizenry would just regard a stop light as a dangling box mucking up the view of the sky above their vehicles. I think they would ignore them just like they do laws about passing on double yellow, speeding and safe following distances. I say put those darn circles in the road, reduce the speed limits and save a few more of our illguided neighbors. Help those who can’t help themselves! The most aggravating thing about roundabouts would be all the time DOT would be spending in our little village repairing and replanting them after some speedracer wannabe drove through them while passing on the double line with no signal at 20 over the speed limit (wink).
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t has been said that we often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. As we approach the observance of another Veterans Day, our world seems to be in turmoil and our military stretched thin around the globe, yet we go about our day-to-day business of living and often forget the price daily paid by both military personnel and their families. Veterans come in all ages. We have many who live and work among us who have given a portion of their lives protecting and defending the freedom that we enjoy here in the United States. Whether in your family, in your neighborhood, in your church, or in the local nursing home, veterans deserve our thanks and our appreciation. Veterans Day is celebrated on the 11th day of November for a reason. The Germans signed the Armistice ending World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 (my grandmother was born the next day on Nov. 12). The holiday was called Armistice Day until 1954 when “Armistice” was replace with “Veterans.” It has been recognized as Veterans Day ever since. I once read that in war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Perhaps that is true. Often it is the psychological scars, rather than the physical ones, that haunt soldiers for years to come. Many never recover from the horrors of war. Many, however, assimilate back into their families and become valued members of our communities and our places of worship. In fact, my church, Conrad Memorial Baptist, plans to honor the veterans who attend our church this coming Sunday during our morning
worship service. To simply say “thank you” may not be much, but it is a start LESSONS that is LEARNED worth it. Where Paula would we Williams be without ■■■ servicemen and women who were willing to risk their lives for the cause of freedom? I daresay that our world might be a very different place if not for those who bravely served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf
Veterans come in all ages. We have many who live and work among us who have given a portion of their lives protecting and defending the freedom that we enjoy here in the United States. War, the Iraq War and now in Afghanistan. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. I am proud to salute the veterans in my church and in my community. I extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you for being the patriots you are. PAULA GULLEDGE WILLIAMS lives in High Point and teaches at Pilot Elementary School in Greensboro. Her columns appear on this page every other Thursday.
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Health care bill to get AARP backing WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ In a coup for House Democrats, AARP will endorse sweeping health care overhaul legislation headed for a history-making floor vote, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. An endorsement from the seniorsâ€™ lobby was critical when then-President George W. Bush pushed the Medicare
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sion. Backing the 10-year, $1.2 trillion House bill is a tricky move for AARP. Many retirees are concerned about cuts in Medicare payments to medical providers, which will be used to finance an expansion of health insurance coverage to millions of working families who now lack it. Also, AARP says its membership is about evenly divided.
Fire worsens transit strike A SEPTA regional train burns in Philadelphia Wednesday after the commuter train caught fire, complicating the morning rush already hampered by the cityâ€™s transit strike. Officials said no injuries were reported.
Family visits pond where N.D. college students found I miss her terribly. Iâ€™m just wondering ... What went through her mind while she was still alive in her last moment?â€? said Claire Gemar, of San Diego, whose 22-year-old daughter, Kyrstin, was among the three Dickinson State University students pulled from the small pond after signals from the phone calls helped lead authorities to the farm. No foul play is suspected in the deaths of Gemar; Afton Williamson, 20, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and Ashley Neufeld, 21, of Brandon, Manitoba.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) â€“ Teammates and family members threw roses and softballs Wednesday into the farm pond where three North Dakota college softball players were found dead inside their sunken sport utility vehicle. But there were few answers to their most troublesome questions: exactly how did the women find themselves trapped in the water and how long did they suffer after frantically calling friends for help? â€œI canâ€™t believe that my baby is gone.
Officials: At least 11 victims at Cleveland home CLEVELAND (AP) â€“ Authorities say they have confirmed a total of at least 11 victims whose remains were found in the Cleveland home of a registered sex offender. The Cuyahoga County coronerâ€™s office said Wednesday that a skull
Police Chief Michael McGrath says her remains were buried in the backyard and had marks indicating she was strangled.
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HIGH POINT – Consumers who want to go green and purchase environmentally-friendly products will be given an incentive to do so this weekend. The state will hold its second annual Energy SONNY HEDGECOCK | HPE Star Sales Tax Holiday Donna Page talks with Lowe’s employee John Butte about energy conserving appliances. where home improvement stores, including appliances is that they pends on what a shopper Lowe’s and Home Depot, obviously save energy is looking for, according to Butte. An Energy Star will suspend sales tax on for all of us.” Purchases must be “for immediate delivery” to The exemption applies washer can save about qualify for the tax exemption: to numerous appliances $50 a year on an energy that carry the Energy bill, not including water • The actual delivery can occur after the holiday peStar seal, given to prod- savings, and an Energy riod, which runs Nov. 6-8. ucts that meet energy Star refrigerator can save • Deliveries delayed because of a backlog order or guidelines set by the En- about $150 a year, he said. because the item is currently unavailable to the seller Because the first Environmental Protection or on back order are still eligible for the exemption Agency and the Depart- ergy Star Sales Tax holiduring the holiday. ment of Energy. Appli- day, held last November, • If the customer requests delayed shipment, it is not ances include washers, was so successful for the exempt from sales tax. refrigerators, heat store, Butte said an addipumps, ceiling fans and tional 10 percent off the Purchases by businesses are not exempt: more, according to a list appliances will be offered Energy Star appliances. provided by the North this weekend. • Items purchased for use in a trade or business are “We’ve beefed up our The 7.75 percent tax will Carolina Department of not covered by the exemption and are subject to applistaff for this event,” he be suspended Friday- Revenue. cable sales tax. For example, a general contractor who Yellow labels identify said. “The tax exemption Sunday. purchases qualifying products to install the products in “The savings are the each Energy Star appli- may not be the determinstructures for customers will not qualify. biggest reason to come ance at Lowe’s, which is ing factor in whether • Rentals also aren’t exempt. out,” said John Butte, focusing on Energy Star someone buys a new rewashers frigerator, but it will an appliance specialist refrigerators, Call the Taxpayer Assistance and Collections Center with Lowe’s on N. Main and freezers. The amount bring more people out.” at 1-877-252-3052 for questions regarding the tax Street, “but the biggest of money an Energy Star exemption. benefit of Energy Star appliance can save firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3617
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High Point museum names new director BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – The High Point Museum announced this week that it has a new director. Edith Brady, who served as curator of education at the museum since 2000, was named to the top spot, replacing Barbara Taylor, who left in March. The museum became a division of the High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library earlier this year after it merged with the city. Library Executive Director Kem Ellis said Brady was the logical
choice for the director’s job. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Edith on a few projects over the years, and I find her to be Brady a person who is very organized. She’s very talented at working with people and building consensus, and she’s a great collaborator,” Ellis said. “There’s a lot of work in bringing the museum on board as part of city government, and she’s really hit the ground running.” Brady earned a master’s degree
in public history from N.C. State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Queens University of Charlotte. “This was an opportunity for me to continue to grow professionally, but also continue a lot of the work I’ve already been doing,” she said. “The High Point Museum is a jewel and an asset to the community. ... Now that we have a new relationship with the city, we’re re-examining how we function and what our role is within the community. We’re taking the opportunity to sit back and think about how best to move forward
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Antique truck show benefits food bank BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Owners of antique trucks are being sought to put their hobbies to use for a good cause this weekend. The Piedmont Carolina Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society has a show scheduled for Saturday, with proceeds going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Patrons won’t be charged an admission fee, but are asked to bring canned food items for the Winston-Salem-based organization,
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Jerlene Brown......High Point R. Dusenberry..Winston-Salem Ron Edgerton.......Lexington Patricia Herdt.......High Point Aletha Hill................Archdale Myrdell Medlin..Greensboro Marge Weatherman..Lexington James Williams.....Lexington Annie Woodard..Thomasville
HIGH POINT – Jerlene M. Brown, 65, of 407 Royal Oak Ave., died at her residence November 1, 2009. She was born October 7, 1944, to Ada Whitener and Clarence Miller, who preceded her in death, along with a brother John Paul Miller. She was formerly employed by Thomasville Furniture Co. Plant C. She is survived by two sons: Joseph Dwayne Miller of Titusville, Florida, Vincent Eugene Brown of High Point; a niece Pamela Miller, of whom she thought of as a daughter; two sisters Jane Thomas and Joyce (Larry) Little; one brother Jerry (Delores) Miller; two step sisters Doris Howze, Joyce (Alonzo) Huff of Massachusetts; a step brother William (Barbara) Payne of High Point; 15 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave., High Point. Visitation will be there from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at 407 Royal Oak Ave. Final arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service.
Aletha Ann Hill ARCHDALE – Aletha Ann Hill, 60, of Uwharrie Road, died on Monday, November 2, 2009. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She is survived by 3 sons, Lawrence F. Hill, Jr., Michael P. (Lisa) Hill and James K. Hill; a brother, Louis Valleix, Jr., 2 sisters, Mary Sloan and Marguerite Haupt; 2 grandsons, Michael and Jason Hill and a special friend, Scott Spencer. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 7, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Davie Funeral Service in Mocksville. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.daviefuneralservice.com. Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is serving the family of Mrs. Hill.
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Roland Dusenberry Patricia Lee Herdt HIGH POINT – Patricia Lee Herdt, 63, of High Point, NC, formerly of Bettendorf, IA, died Monday, November 2, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. Celebration of Life services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7th, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the college education fund for her four grandchildren. Mrs. Herdt was born in 1946 in Davenport to Henry C. and Marion Steinecke. She married John Herdt in Davenport, Iowa. He died in 1994. Pat attended Bettendorf High School, Graceland College and Marycrest College, receiving her degree in English Education. She worked at Davenport Memorial Park and Pleasant Valley High School. Pat was a strong woman who fought for what she believed in and for her life until the very end. Her love of literature, crossword puzzles and politics will be remembered by all. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Don) Bensink, granddaughter Arianna of Jamestown, NC (formerly of Dubuque, IA), daughter, Jodi Herdt of CA, son Jared Herdt of CA, son Justin (Tammy) Herdt, and grandchildren, Bryce, Ally and Chase of Bettendorf, IA. Online condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Herdt’s family by visiting her obituary at www. WeertsFH.com.
Annie Woodard THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Annie Louise Woodard, 90, of Thomasville, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. Mrs. Woodard was born in Davidson County on August 20, 1919, to David Henderson Embler and Minnie Lee Sechrest Embler. She had worked at Regan Knitting Company and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church in Trinity. Surviving are daughters; Virgil Morris of Thomasville and Martha Jean Hulin and husband Bud of Lexington; brother, Everett Embler of High Point; nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and seventeen great great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009, at Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Dr. Roger Williams. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Written condolences may be sent to www.mem. com.
WINSTON-SALEM – Roland Orlando Dusenberry, 58, of Ferrell Heights Court died November 1, 2009, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospitce Home in Winston-Salem. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service, Lexington.
James M. Williams LEXINGTON – James M. Williams, 82, died November 3, 2009. Private family service will be held in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are incomplete at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.
Margie Weatherman LEXINGTON – Margie Weatherman, 69, of Rockcrusher Road, formerly of Tobaccoville, died Nov. 3, 2009, at Brian Center of Lexington. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Ron Edgerton LEXINGTON – Ronald Ray Edgerton, 59, died October 31, 2009. Memorial service will b eheld at 2 p.m. Friday at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Radar pioneer dies at 87 BOSTON (AP) – Robert H. Rines, a lawyer, composer, inventor and physicist whose discoveries led to sharper resolution in radar, sonar and ultrasound imaging and who claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster, died Sunday. He was 87. Rines died of heart failure at his home in Boston, said his wife, Joanne Hayes-Rines. Rines invented prototype radar and sonar technology that was later also incorporated in ultrasound imaging of internal organs. He donated the radar patent to the U.S. government and gave the imaging patent to the rest of the world to use for free, Hayes-Rines said. Rines held more than 80 patents. The radar patent formed the underlying technology used to guide Patriot missiles during the 1991 Gulf War and produce early warning missiledetection systems and other sophisticated military hardware. He also wrote music for more than 10 Broadway and off-Broadway productions and shared an Emmy for his work on a piece about former New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
THURSDAY Mr. Lee Lemoyne Cook 7 p.m. – Memorial Service at St. Michaels Lutheran Church FRIDAY Mrs. Myrdell Madison Medlin 11 a.m. Trinity Church, 5200 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro
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In this May 2006 file photo, State Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, talks on the Senate floor during the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.
Sen. Rand leaves Legislature to head parole panel RALEIGH (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, one of North Carolina’s most powerful and colorful politicians, is leaving the Legislature to become chairman of the state parole commission. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Wednesday the Cumberland County Democrat will head the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission by early next year. Rand didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment on his cell phone and at his Fayetteville office. But a spokesman for Senate leader Marc Basnight, D-Dare, said Rand would resign from the Senate, where he began serving in the early 1980s. Rand, who will make $100,035, will replace Charles Mann, who is retiring into a part-time position, according to Perdue’s office. “North Carolina is fortunate that Senator Rand decided to take this position,” Perdue said in a release announcing the appointment. “He, like me, cares first and foremost about protect-
ing the public but also understands the importance of giving people a fair shot at a second chance.” Basnight has been the leader of the Senate since 1993 and Rand has been at his side almost the entire time, directing the flow of legislation as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and keeping the chamber’s Democratic majority united. “Tony has been as good a friend as I’ve ever had. And all of North Carolina couldn’t have had a better friend than Tony Rand,” Basnight said in a prepared statement. “I am confident that I speak for the entire Senate when I say that his service and expertise in this institution are unmatched and unlikely to ever be.” Rand, 70, been one of the Senate’s chief budget negotiators for years, championing funding for the University of North Carolina system. Rand was in the middle of nearly every important issue facing the General Assembly in the past decade.
Ex-insurance FUNERAL HAIZLIP FUNERAL agent HOME 206 FOURTH ST. faces new HIGH POINT 882-4134 indictments RALEIGH (AP) – A North Carolina insurance agent already accused of embezzling more than $168,000 from a 90-yearold woman and using the money for himself is facing additional indictments. The state Department of Insurance said Wednesday that 50-year-old Charles Mark Hall faces 12 additional embezzlement indictments and two indictments of exploiting disabled or elder trust. Department spokeswoman Kristin Milam says the additional indictments involve 12 different victims. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin had said that Hall, who had an agency in Smithfield, embezzled and converted to his own use three annuities from the woman and convinced her to sign surrender forms for her annuities.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 Mrs. Bertha Evans McLean 11 a.m. Christ The King Catholic Church Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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GREENSBORO – Myrdell Meadows Medlin died November 4, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospice Unit. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Church in Greensboro. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
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