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Barber’s fate on commission remains unclear BY KARISSA MINN

SALISBURY — Rowan County officials said Monday that no decision has been made about Commissioner Jon Barber’s future on the board after he was charged with drunken driving Sunday. Commissioner Raymond Coltrain said he will urge Barber, who said last year that he is an alcoholic, to seek professional help but doesn’t plan to ask him to step down. “He needs help,” Coltrain said, “and I’m going to insist, from my perspective, that he

get that help.” He said if Barber does get the assistance he needs to manage his problem, Coltrain “would see no reason why” Barber could not continue to serve on the board. Commissioner Chad Mitchell said Monday that he has spoken with Barber, but he does not know what Barber or the other commissioners plan to do. As chairman of the board, Mitchell can call a special meeting with 48 hours’ notice, but he said he has no plans to do so this week. The board will hold its next regular

meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Commissioners Carl Ford and Jim Sides both said they would not comment. County Manager Gary Page said he couldn’t say whether Barber would resign or if commissioners would ask him to do so. “I did speak with Jon briefly today, but I don’t know what his plans are,” Page said. County Attorney Jay Dees said a commissioner can be forced to resign only if convicted of a felony. Driving while impaired becomes a felony charge after someone is convicted of three prior of-

fenses. If Barber does not step down, the board has three options. “The commissioners can do nothing, they can request his resignation or they could adopt a resolution of censure (formal rebuke),” Dees said. In the case of a resignation, it would be up to the rest of the board to “appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy,” according to state statute. That person must live in Rowan County and be of the same party as the departing member. Barber, along with the rest of the commissioners

except Coltrain, is a Republican. The statute also says the party’s executive committee must be consulted before filling a vacancy, but the board doesn’t have to follow its recommendation. Greg Edds, chair of the Rowan County Republican Party, said he doesn’t yet have a comment about Barber’s arrest or who the party might recommend to fill his seat if he resigns. Barber was charged Sunday evening with driving



Principal of the Year to take over Knox Middle School board sends in leader who improved China Grove Middle BY SARAH CAMPBELL

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The new Historic Salisbury Foundation Director Cynthia Cole Jenkins looks over the Dr. Stokes-Snider House at 324 N. Fulton St.

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury’s Principal of the Year will take over the top spot at Knox Middle School next year. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education announced Tuesday that China Grove Middle’s Dr. James Davis will be the new principal at Knox Middle. “I think he’ll do an excellent job,” board vice-chairwoman Jean Kennedy said. “I think he’s already demonstrated leadership and commitment to the profession. “His passion is quite evi- DAVIS dent in everything he does.” Davis said Monday night that he looks forward to the change. “I am very excited about the chance to serve at Knox Middle School. I am looking forward to working with the students, par-


Jenkins settles into role as lead protector of Salisbury history bury Foundation will host a cocktail party fundraiser Friday night at the 4,700-square-foot ALISBURY — Cynthia Cole home, which they will decorate Jenkins’ enthusiasm for with affordable furniture, rugs the Stokes-Snider House is and window treatments to show contagious. how a modern family can live in As she walks through the a house built in 1922. neoclassical revival home for Jenkins’ descriptions and sale at 324 N. Fulton St., the new love of detail likely will do more director for Historic Salisbury to sell the $390,000 home than Foundation describes special any yard sign or flier. features in each room, interAs Jenkins enters her third rupting herself often to laugh or month at the helm of one of Salshare stories inspired by the isbury’s preservation power house from her players, Friday’s unique event own childhood. says a lot about her attitude toShe points ward historic preservation and out pocket the direction she will take Hisdoors in the toric Salisbury Foundation. City unveils parlor, hidden “You don’t need a $50,000 for years until draft of master secretary and a houseful of anthe foundation plan for historic tiques to live in an historic preservation, 7A home like this,” Jenkins said. pulled up the carpet, allowHistoric homes sometimes ing them to roll out. intimidate people, including A small nook off the dining young families and new homeroom flooded with sunlight, buyers. But older homes proprobably used to grow and disvide good value for their price play plants. A massive attic and can offer higher quality with not one, not two, but three construction than their newer cedar-lined closets. counterparts, Jenkins said. And her favorite — a large, “I believe buildings need to airy kitchen, complete with be lived in and used,” she said. pantry and farmhouse sink. And the best use of the “This is the perfect kid Stokes-Snider House, whose house,” Jenkins said. “If I were special features include two 20 years younger, I would buy it jack-and-jill bathrooms, two myself.” staircases, a sunroom and more Jenkins and Historic Salisnooks and crannies than an Eng-

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structures today,” she said. The rising popularity of sustainable development could boost her efforts. Jenkins sees historic preservation and sustainability as one and the same. In the past 50 years, America has become a disposable society, including abandoning old homes and buildings, she said. Preserving and reusing those structures can maximize the use of existing materials and infrastructure, as well as reduce

EAST SPENCER — The Rowan-Salisbury School System isn’t planning to issue any pink slips next year. At least not yet. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to take $2 million from its fund balance to help fill an estimated $8 million state budget deficit without slashing positions. “We’re at a cliff, the federal stimulus money is gone, the state outlook looks worse and we’re not sure about county funding,” Tara Trexler, the district’s chief financial officer, said. “It’s time to start tapping into our fund balance.” The school system has cut nearly 140 positions over the past two years. “We don’t want to lose any more than we already have,” Trexler said. “Our goal has been to protect the classroom and to try to save as much as we can so that when we come to the cliff years that we are now approaching, we can sustain our programs.” But Monday’s decision to dip into the fund



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Historic Salisbury Foundation Property Manager Charles Lane and Jenkins demonstrate pocket doors that were hidden for years. The beveled glass in the doors matches the transom windows. lish muffin? That’s easy. “This house needs six kids running around and about four or five dogs,” Jenkins said. ••• Jenkins wants younger people to appreciate historic preservation. For that to happen, preservationists need to reach out, she said. Preservation awareness and education top a list of goals for Jenkins in her new job. “I want people to understand the importance of historic

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THURSDAY, May 12 • Red Cross Blood Drive, 15:30 p.m., Stallings Memorial Baptist, 817 S. Main St. • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, presented by The Piedmont Players Youth Theater, Thursday’Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., 704633-5471 • Momentary Prophets at EastSquare, 7:30 p.m., music by The Momentary Prophets. Also a reader’s theatre presentation of the story “Pinocchio.” EastSquare ArtWorks, 120 E. Innes St. 704-647-0999, • Summer Fling Fashion Show, to benefit The Humane Society, at Stitchin' Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., 704-637-0708. • Grammy award-winning David Holt in concert — 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, Stanly County Senior Center, tickets $10, available at the Senior Center or 704-986-3769 to charge by phone. Stanly County Senior Center, 283 N. Third Street, Albemarle. • Modern Film Fest, 7 p.m., “Red Dirt Rising,” the true story of a decade (1939-49) in the life of racer Jimmy Lewallen, at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. South, Concord.

FRIDAY, May 13 • Rowan County Relay for Life, 7 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday, Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. • “Grand Slam,” play about one of America’s greatest players of the Negro baseball league; Dunbar Reunion Committee fundraiser; 7 p.m. Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at door. 704279-8191.

• Celebrating America’s Treasures, cocktail party sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation for National Preservation Month, 6 p.m., at the Dr. StokesSnider House, 324 N. Fulton St. $25 per person. • Service to Seniors Awards Luncheon, noon, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 South Boundary St. Tickets are $7 at the door, but reservations are required; call 704-216-7714 by May 11. • Concert Choir’s Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Call 704-603-3310 or stop by the Convention & Visitors Bureau for tickets; $10 adult, $7 student with ID. • John Rutter’s “Requiem,” with orchestra — Piedmont Choral Society and the sanctuary choir of First Presbyterian Church, Concord, 7 p.m., Friday and 3 p.m., Sunday; Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St., North, Concord. 704-699-6053 • Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s “Space, the Final Frontier” concert, 7:45 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 525 Lake Concord Road, NE, Concord. Free admission, donations accepted. 704-932-9438 or 704-425-3508.

SATURDAY, May 14 • All U can Eat Breakfast, 711 a.m., VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave. Adults $6, children under 10 $3. For more information you can call 704-636-2104. • Catawba College graduation, 10 a.m., Keppel Auditorium (2 p.m. for School of Evening and Graduate Studies. • Hood Theological Seminary graduation. • Bestowal of Military Service Awards Program, Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. 704-637-6411. • Art On Easy Street Festival, Liberty and N. Main streets, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-638-9887 • Eighth Annual Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the F&M Trolley Barn, sponsored by Waterworks Visual Arts Center and City of Salisbury Public Art Committee. • Lions Ride for the Blind 2011. Poker Run at Tilley Harley Davidson-Salisbury; registration at 8 a.m., departure at 9 a.m. Everyone will return to Tilleys by 2 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, doorprizes and more. 704-634-8003. • 2nd Saturday Art Crawl, Salisbury and Spencer, 1-5 p.m. Maps and free parking available at galleries and at the Rowan Arts Council office. More info: 704-6389887. • Fifth Annual Middle School Prom, 6-10 p.m., Salisbury City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive. $10 per person. Advance tickets only. For more information call the Miller Recreation Center at 704638-5297.

DAVIS FROM 1a ents, and staff. China Grove has strong teachers, wonderful students, and supportive parents,” Davis said. “I will miss CGMS but I am already anticipating great days at Knox. My personal mission statement has been to ‘Love Kids, Support Teachers, and Pass it On.’ School board member Kay

SCHOOLS FROM 1a balance includes a stipulation that the board could come back to the drawing board if appropriations dwindle anymore. “Nothing is final. We will be tweaking it,” Trexler said. “We may have to make major changes depending on state or even the local budget.” State budget cuts remain uncertain. The board currently projects a decrease of nearly $8 million, based on the House version of the bill. “We have seen the trend in

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suspected of showing up drunk in his sixth-grade classroom at Southeast Middle School. The next day he resigned from his teaching job. Barber told administrators he was resigning “to pursue other opportunities,” and he has since begun farming fulltime in western Rowan. In a May 25 letter to the editor printed in the Post, Barber called himself an alcoholic and wrote that he realized he needed professional help. He said he would complete a substance abuse assessment and follow the recommendations made. Barber later said he was participating in a recovery program. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

Wright Norman said she’s been impressed with how Davis approaches students. “He goes in there and works with them to move them to the path to succeed,” she said. Rodney Burton stepped down as principal of Knox last month for personal reasons, less than two years after taking the reins in October 2009. Gerald MoragneEl also resigned from Knox, citing personal reasons, after one year.

Knox Middle has failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) — the federal government’s measure of progress of different groups of students at the school, district and state levels against an annual target in reading and math — since the No Child Left Behind program began in 2003. “We’re looking at putting our finest foot foward at Knox to make it as successful as possible and Dr. Davis is a proven leader,” board

chairman Dr. Jim Emerson. “We think it’s going to be a good move for him and that school, but we also know that China Grove will miss him sorely.” China Grove met AYP for the first time under Davis’ direction. Emerson said Davis is expected to continue the school year at China Grove. The position at Knox is currently being filled on by interim principal Larry Brown.

the past that the House usually has a friendlier cut than the Senate,” Trexler said In its county budget request, submitted last month, the school system requested to be funded at the same level as the previous year. County Manager Gary Page has recommended a $1 million reduction in monies flowing to the district. If deeper cuts occur, the school board could look at eliminating teacher supplements and mentor pay. Teacher assistants, curriculum coaches and instructional support such as media specialists could also be targeted.

The district could also face additional expenditures that could affect the final budget outcome. Trexler said the district will likely have to accommodate for mandatory increases in retirement and insurance. “We will have to cut some line items for the mandatory increase even if the county appropriates the exact same amount,” she said. Trexler said the school system will combine the $2 million from the fund balance with its $4.2 million in federal Education Jobs Fund money, central office freezes and cutbacks in staff develop-

ment, technology and textbook adoptions in order to balance the budget. The anticipated $8 million shortfall the school system is facing this year is on top of $12 million in cuts from the past two years.



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press time. In June 2008, Barber pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and was given a 60-day jail sentence, which was suspended for two years of unsupervised probation. He had to pay court costs plus a $100 fine and do 24 hours of community service. He also was ordered to comply with the recommendations of an alcohol assessment. He surrendered his driver’s license but was eligible for limited driving privileges. In addition, the SBI is investigating Barber as a suspect in April 10 theft of a $2.99 bottle of wine from the Rushco store at 601 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. In May 2010, Barber was



blood was drawn for testing and his driver’s license was automatically revoked for 30 days. He was issued a written promise to appear in court, and his first appearance is set for Wednesday. Barber spent at least a couple hours in the Rowan County Detention Center while waiting for someone to pick him up, but he was no longer listed as an inmate early Monday. His vehicle was taken to a salvage yard on U.S. 601, but it was gone by 6 p.m. Monday. Friends posted notes offering support and prayer on Barber’s Facebook profile, but the page was inaccessible Monday afternoon. Barber did not return phone calls from the Post by


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Man charged with assault, kidnapping CHINA GROVE — A China Grove man charged with kidnapping, assault by strangulation and assault on a female was in jail under a $15,000 secured bond. According to the China Grove Police Department, officers responded to 412 John St. Sunday night to meet with Lori Livengood, who reported that she had been assaulted by her husband and was held at home against her will. Police said she was able to escape after her husband fell asleep. Lori Livengood alleged that JefLIVENGOOD frey Livengood hit her in the face and strangled her during the incident, police said. Warrants were obtained for the arrest of Jeffrey Livengood, and during the attempt to serve them, Livengood refused to allow police inside his home. Officers had to force their way inside the home. Police said Livengood was then arrested without incident.

Carey McClung, a seventh-grade language arts teacher, puckers up for a kiss with Chance the pig at Erwin Middle School.

Erwin Middle students raise $500 during ‘Kiss the Pig’ fundraiser School staff at Erwin Middle School puckered up Monday to kiss Chance the pig. Principal Kristi Rhone and teachers Jennifer Brink, Carey McClung and Danny McGuire took turns giving him a big smooch as part of the “Kiss the Pig” fundraiser. The fundraiser, sponsored by the Junior Civitans, raised more than $500 for the school’s Relay for Life team. Each day during lunch, students had the opportunity to put change into piggy banks for several teachers and administrators. Those who received the most money had to kiss the pig. Teacher Rhonda Stirewalt said the fundraiser was also done in honor of longtime substitute teacher Claudine Bost, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Brink, the school’s Relay for Life captain, said with the Junior Civitans’ contribution, the school has raised $5,600. “This was a fun way to get everybody involved,” she said. Chance is a 4-month-old rescued pig owned by Tammy Merritt, president of the school’s Parent/Teacher Association.

Erwin Middle School Principal Kristi Rhone jokes with the students before kissing Chance the pig Monday at Erwin Middle while Tammy Merritt, owner and PTA president, holds the anxious pig.

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KANNAPOLIS — This morning, two Kannapolis Police officers are beginning a 420-mile journey from Charlotte to Washington, D.C., and will arrive with at least 70 other cyclists from this area just in time for the 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement OffiBELK cer’s Memorial. Lt. Steve Belk and Sgt. Mike Carothers have been training for three months and have cycled more than 1,000 miles to prepare for the CAROTHERS Law Enforcement Memorial Bike Ride with law enforcement officers from CharlotteMecklenburg and other departments. Belk and Carothers say the

ride will not be easy, but each town they pass through will remind them of home, and help push them along the way. The two will also be riding in memory of Kannapolis Police Officer Roger Dale Carter, who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 31, 1993. Carothers first visited the memorial with Carter’s family in 1994, when Carter’s name was engraved on the memorial wall. “It was very emotional,” Carothers said. “I was proud to represent the department and help his family out, but it also brought back a lot of memories.” Carothers took his own family a few years ago to tour D.C. and view the memorial. But the four-day ride starting today is in honor of Carter and other officers who have died in the line of duty. “Roger Carter was a good friend of mine,” he said. “I just want him to be remembered.” And that, Belk said, is what the ride is all about. “To honor all officers who have passed away,” he said.


Grace Mynatt, a noted community leader and recent Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, will provide the keynote address as more than 900 students graduate during Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s 48th commencement ceremony Saturday. The college will also present GED certificates to more than 400 recipients. The cereMYNATT mony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. Mynatt and her family are highly regarded for the economic and civic contributions they have made to the region and to the state of North Carolina. Mynatt is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She served as a public school teacher in Tennessee and North Carolina for 14 years and became a resident of Concord in 1976 when her late husband, Ben Mynatt,

purchased the Chevrolet dealership that bears his name. She and her late husband have a son Richard and a daughter Cyndie who joined them in the automobile business with automobile dealerships in Concord, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Mynatt was elected to the Cabarrus County Board of Education from 1993 to 2006 and served as both vice-chair and chairwoman. She was also elected to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners from 2006 to 2010, serving as vice-chairwoman in 2007. Mynatt has been honored for her volunteerism with many awards and is a recipient of the NC Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service, and the NAACP Humanitarian Award. In 2011, the Greater Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce presented her with its distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for her exceptional accomplishments and service. Mynatt is the founding board chair of Communities in Schools in Cabarrus Coun-


Suspect on most wanted list arrested SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has crossed another name off its 15 Most Wanted after arresting a suspect found Friday night in a house off of Hawkinstown Road. Crystal Cheryl McCain was wanted on a charge of larceny of a firearm. Replacing McCain on the 15 Most Wanted list is Quentin Odell Mathis, 28, of Mooresville. He is wanted on two counts of attempted murder. Authorities say he shot and seriously injured two men at the MCCAIN Mooresville Dragway late Saturday. Mathis was last thought to be living at 30 Selma Drive in Mooresville, but he has also lived in Kannapolis. He is believed to be driving a green Chevrolet Nova with large wheels. Lt. Chad Moose said Saturday night’s incident was believed to be MATHIS a domestic dispute between the three men. The victims were flown to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. Mathis is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators asked that anyone with information about Mathis or the shootings call Detective Carl Dangerfield at 704- 216-8711, Detective Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Crime Stoppers at 866639-5245.

Elementary school checks used fraudulently SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported fraud that happened at Morgan Elementary School between April 26 and May 5. Authorities said the secretary at Morgan Elementary was going over the school’s account and noticed four checks had been used at Walgreen’s and Home Depot, but the school couldn’t account for the transactions. The checks totaled about $4,000. Morgan Elementary officials said no one at the school made any purchases with the checks, which are with F&M Bank. Detectives are working to get video from Walgreen’s and Home Depot to determine who may have passed the checks. Investigators ask anyone with information to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700.

Police say man was robbed outside of his house SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened late Friday night. According to a police report, Preston Hillie, 23, of 530 W. Horah St., reported that he heard something outside. He went out and walked around the corner of his house. A man pointed a gun in his face and took his cell phone. Police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 704-638-5333.


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Helen Emily Harrington Phillips CONCORD — Mrs. Helen Phillips, 100, formerly of Kannapolis, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2011. She had been in declining health for several years and most recently for two weeks. She was born in the Gold Hill Township of Rockwell to the late C.W. and Bessie Denny Harrington on Feb. 4, 1911. Left behind to cherish her memory are her two loving daughters, Doris Yates of Washington, N.C., and Dorothy “Dot” and her husband, James “J.W.” Ragan of Kannapolis. Mrs. Phillips was blessed with seven grandchildren, Danny and wife Lisa Yates, Donnie and wife Pam Yates, Dennis and wife Pat Yates, Sharon Ragan Goodson and husband Barron, Dr. Eddie and wife Kathy Ragan, Steve and wife April Ragan, Tony Phillips; and a special family member, Barbara K. Yates. She also enjoyed more than a dozen great-grandchildren, more than a half-dozen greatgreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Phillips was the granddaughter of the late Rev. J.C. Denny, a teacher and founder of numerous churches in Guilford, Stanly and Rowan counties, including Phaniels Baptist Church in Rockwell. He also served as pastor of Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church in Rockwell following the Civil War. In addition to her parents and grandparents, Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar D. Phillips; her son, Don Phillips; three sisters, Flossie Davis, Lethia “Pete” Moose, Carrie Harrington; two brothers, O.C. Harrington, Boyd “Shorty” Harrington; son-in-law Rev. J.C. “Jody” Yates; and grandson Eddie Dean Phillips. In her early years, Helen and two of her siblings attended school in Rockwell where her father was a businessman. He later moved the family to Kannapolis, where they attended Trinity Methodist Church and where she completed her later years of education. In 1973, she retired after having worked 44 years in Cannon Mills, Plant 1, Sewing Department, where she always enjoyed fellowship with her coworkers even beyond the workplace and retirement. Mrs. Phillips was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved the Lord, her family, church and friends. She was a former member of Elwood Lane Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Bessie Harrington Circle, which was named for her mother. She also taught the Dorcas Sunday School Class for many years and sang in the church choir. Later, as a member of Pleasant Avenue Baptist Church, she continued to use her talents to serve the Lord as a choir member. At the age of 90, she was very happy when she joined the fellowship of Franklin Heights Baptist Church where her daughter and son-in-law, the Ragans, are members. Various age groups there affectionately refer to her as “Mom,” “Grandma” or “Granny.” She attended faithfully as long as her health would allow. Even as a resident of Brian Center in Concord, she continued to inspire others with her Christian testimony, Bible knowledge, wit and sense of humor. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, gardening, fishing, reading, writing poetry, and listening to gospel music. She especially enjoyed the Gaither Homecoming series. “God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, 'Come unto me.' With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fall away. Although we couldn't bear to lose you, we couldn't ask you to stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands laid to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.” Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Lady's Funeral Home in Kannapolis. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Jim E. Grigg officiating. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family would like to extend appreciation to the staff of Brian Center in Concord for their loving and compassionate care. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Franklin Heights Christian Academy, 526 Wright Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

CYCLING FROM 3a The two work different shifts, but both are members of the Central Carolina Cycling Club in Cabarrus County, and they get to cycle together every once in a while. Belk enjoyed cycling the most when he did triathlons, so he decided to stick to it. Carothers injured his foot years back, and cycling was a good way for him to get exercise since he was no longer able to run. And they’re both pretty pumped about the ride. “Sgt. Mike Carothers and I had talked about it years in the past, about how interesting it might be to do something like this,” Belk said. And last year, the two cycled a two-day trip to the beach for multiple sclerosis. “When this came up this year, we decided to do it,” Belk said. “It’s something we’re kind of interested in, anyway.” And although most of the cyclists are law enforcement officers, John Baker — a good friend of Belk and Carothers and member of the Central Carolina Cycling Club — will be riding along with them to show his support. Carothers and Belk say they don’t really know what to expect. “I’ve never ridden a bike

MYNATT FROM 3a ty, past-chairwoman of the Concord –Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce, and the founding Board Chair of the Cabarrus County Education Foundation, a board on which she currently serves. Other board service includes the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Salvation Army, Cabarrus Arts Council, and the Old Courthouse Theater Auxiliary. Grace also extends

that far before, so it’s going to be a learning experience as far as riding that many miles in that amount of time,” Carothers said. “I’ve been talking to riders who have done it previous years about what to expect.” Although the wives of Belk and Carothers are worried, the pair hope the miles they’ve logged together in preparation, and the support from the Kannapolis Police Department and other cyclists, will make their trip enjoyable. And they are also cycling to help raise money for future law enforcement officers. After the 80-plus crew raises $20,000 for funding the trip, the remaining donations will go to Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to students planning a career in law enforcement. The number of cyclists for 2011 has doubled. However, expenses add up quickly, and the group still needs help in order to break even and give to Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation. If you’d like to donate, visit for more information. You can also visit the website to track where the officers are at any given time of the day, or look at their mileby-mile schedule of turns and stops. Contact reporter Shelley Smith at 704-797-4246.

much of her time and service to the Central Methodist Church, in Concord. Mynatt and her family have given their time and talents to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College over many years. Ben Mynatt, Grace’s late husband, was appointed as an RCCC trustee from 1989 to 2000, and served as vice chairman of that board. Grace’s daughter, Cyndie, was appointed as an RCCC trustee in 2005 and like her father, now serves as vicechairwoman of the board.


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SALISBURY — Pauline Vesta Lentz Frick, of Salisbury, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 7, 2011. She was born March 15, 1913, in Rowan County to the late Joseph Calvin and Nancy Morgan Lentz. She graduated from Mitchell School in Misenheimer and in 1933 married Ernest Jones Frick. They had been married 71 years when Ernest passed away in September 2004. Pauline retired from Carolina Maid Products in Granite Quarry. She was an excellent seamstress and often made bridal and other apparel for family, friends and neighbors. She loved gardening, crocheting, quilting and ceramics, and won ribbons for a lot of her creative and talented work. Later in life, she took genealogy classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and then spent many years researching and compiling records on the Frick/Morgan family history. She was the oldest member of Liberty United Methodist Church and served as church historian. Learning to use a computer in her 80s, she dedicated herself to computerizing and updating church records to make them accessible. She was a member of the Missionary Society, served on the Cemetery Committee, was a charter member of the Liberty Sunshiners and a member of the Home Demonstration Club. In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Myrtle Plyler of Statesville; and grandson Eric Misenheimer of Richmond, Va. She is survived by daughters Gertrude Bunting and husband Kent of Albemarle, Jeanne Misenheimer of Henderson, Erlene Caldwell of Salisbury; and son Everette Frick and wife Phyllis of Kannapolis. Her two sisters are Ruby Bonds and Hazel Russell, both of Salisbury. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive. She and her caring, gentle manner and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by her family and friends alike. Visitation and Service: A Service to celebrate Pauline's life will be held Wednesday, May 11 by Rev. Brad Cunningham at Liberty United Methodist Church. Friends may visit from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by the service at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 3940 Liberty Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071. The family wishes to thank the staff of Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Rowan Regional Hospice for their kindness and loving care to Pauline. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Frick family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Mrs. Irene Goodman Penninger, 85, of Salisbury, passed away May 8, 2011, at Autumn Care of Salisbury. Mrs. Penninger was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Rowan County, daughter of the late Brown B. Goodman and Mae Barger Goodman. A 1943 graduate of Rockwell High School, Mrs. Penninger worked as an analyst at Celanese Corp. until retirement. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a member of WELCA and Seasoned Saints. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Herman Lamar Penninger who passed away February 2, 2003. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Penninger Cauble and husband Robert of Salisbury; a brother, G. Wayne Goodman of Salisbury; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Deal of Rockwell. Service: The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peters Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. David Ridenhour, pastor, with burial in the Church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Memorials: May be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Perpetual Cemetery Fund, 2570 St. Peter's Church Road, Salisbury NC 28146. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the staff, nurses and CNAs at Autumn Care for all the excellent care and love shown. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Penninger family. Online condolences may be made at

MOCKSVILLE — Mr. James Jerry Daniel, 74, of Mohegan Trail, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Davie County to the late James Murdock and Lila Tutterow Daniel. Mr. Daniel was a truck driver, running trucks that he owned, was owner/operator of Mocksville Housing and had since been an entrepreneur. He enjoyed fishing on his boat, “Misty II,” and spending time with his family and friends on his pontoon boat. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jean Wallace Daniel of the home; two daughters, Sandra DePuew (Mike) of Mocksville, Gail Driver (Harold) of Salisbury; a son, James Jay Daniel (Diana) of Mocksville; 10 grandchildren, Bucky, Bobby and Barry Carter, Misty Reavis, Ryan Barber, Johnny Call, Josh Draughn, Hannah Daniel, Travis Driver and Cheyenne Daniel; seven great-grandchildren, James, Charles, Madison, Nick, Luke, Brayden and Grayson; one brother, Ervin Gray Daniel (Vicky) of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews. Service: A funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Interfaith minister Mike DePuew officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. Online condolences may be made at

'Frankie' Holshouser ROCKWELL — Mrs. Frances “Frankie” Harris Green Holshouser, 87, of Rockwell, passed away on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with her family by her side. She was born May 14, 1923, in Fayetteville, a daughter to the late David Leighton Harris and Mary Christine Black Harris. Frankie was educated in the Kannapolis City Schools and retired from Fiber Industries of Salisbury. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband, “Cigar,” for 44 years, a wonderful mother to her four children, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was a friend to all and will deeply be missed by people who knew her. She especially loved gospel music (The Gaither Vocal Band), bowling and annual trips to the beach. Her passionate love for animals currently centered on her cat, Blue. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Martin Cornelius Green; and her brother, Donald F. Harris. Frankie is survived by her husband, Glenn (Cigar) Holshouser of Rockwell; children Nancy Green Norris of Concord, Dr. Shirley Green Linker and husband John of Salisbury, Ronald K. Green of China Grove and Martin “Gene” Green and wife Gwenn of Mineral, Va.; her brother, David A. Harris and his wife, Arlene, of Charlotte; and her sister, Ethel Harris Garrison and husband Watts of Charlotte. She was also a proud grandmother of nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two future great-grandsons. Service: The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel in Rockwell conducted by Pastor Charles Carver of West Park Baptist Church, Rockwell. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home from 2-3 p.m. prior to the funeral service. The family wishes to thank the staff of Autumn Care of Salisbury, Hospice and Palliative Care and Rowan Regional Hospice for their kindness to Frankie and her family. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Holshouser family. Online condolences may be made at

Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission to meet Thursday SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission for the city of Salisbury will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St. The agenda includes swearing-in new member Ginger Jenkins Cartwright and hearing the following requests for the certificates of appropriateness: • 1618 N. Main St. Carol L. Schmitz-Corken and John

T. Corken, owner/applicant. Bob Lewis, agent. Request: Garage addition • 217 S. Ellis St. The Grasso Family Trust, C. Michael Grasso, trustee and owner/applicant. Request: Replace existing gravel driveway with a stamped concrete in a brick pattern. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Jasper J. Waddell, Jr. WADDELL — Jasper Joseph Waddell, Jr., 68, of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, peacefully at home after a long illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1943, to the late Joseph Jasper Waddell, Sr. and Marguerite Huffines Waddell of Spencer. Educated in Rowan County, he was employed for 31 years for Celanese Industries of Salisbury and retired due to declining health. He moved to Waynesville in 1998. In addition to both parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven L. Waddell of Salisbury. He is survived by his longtime love of 31 years, Gloria Martin; a sister-in-law, Margaret S. Waddell of Salisbury; adopted family Tom and Tonya Gardner; and grandchildren Morgan and Austin Gardner of Waynesville. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at the Mausoleum. Entombment will follow services at the Mausoleum. At other times, the family will be at the residence at 80 Pine Top Lane, Waynesville, N.C. Memorials: Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Haywood County or Care Partners of Asheville. Landis budget session at town hall tonight Landis will have a 6 p.m. final decisions on its 2011-12 budget session at town hall fiscal year budget. in the council chambers, at The board has already 312 S. Main St. where staff met twice to discuss the are expected to make some budget.

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KANNAPOLIS — Members of the Kannapolis City Council voted Monday to pay an additional $70,000 for land making up part of the site of the Cabarrus Health Alliance building downtown. The vote came after about 25 minutes of deliberations in closed session at the end of Monday’s regular council meeting. Michael Kennedy, a resident of Concord, owns the house and land at 313 Juniper St., Kannapolis In April 2009, he petitioned the city to have the property rezoned from Residential Village to Center City, a business zoning classification. That petition came after the county’s health department had expressed an interest in locating a new facility on the site through eminent

domain. Talks with Kennedy broke down in the ensuing months over the price of the parcel. Kennedy had previously said he wanted to receive a price closer to the tax value after rezoning. According to Cabarrus County’s online database of tax values, the parcel is currently assessed at $246,000. The last sale price listed for the land in the county’s online database was $86,000 in July 2007. It was not immediately clear who purchased the property in that transaction. A subsequent transfer, with no sale price listed, to the current deed held by Kennedy took place in October 2008. At the April 25 council session, members voted unanimously to condemn the parcel and pay Kennedy $125,000 — the amount an independent appraiser said the house and land

were worth in the current market. During the public hearing at that meeting, Kennedy acknowledged to Councilman Roger Haas that he had turned down an offer of $190,000 from the Cabarrus Health Alliance previously. “We were trying to go through counteroffers,� Kennedy said in response to Haas’ question. Two weeks later, City Manager Mike Legg said the vote to pay Kennedy $195,000 was an effort to avoid litigation. “We got a request from the attorney representing the seller (Kennedy) which essentially raised some questions and asked for a lot of documents under the Freedom of Information Act,� Legg said. Legg said there was a strong possibility of legal action against the city because of the vote to condemn the property. Any trial could stretch out for

months, delaying construction of the new Cabarrus Health Alliance facility, he said. Kannapolis is building a new facility for the county’s health agency as part of the bond agreement between the city and Cabarrus County passed last year. The city will build the building and hold it as collateral until the bonds are repaid. Legg said that staff and the city’s legal counsel had discussed the property with Fred Pilkington, director of the Cabarrus Health Alliance. The matter had dragged on so long, Legg said, that work on the new health department building has proceeded around Kennedy’s property. Delays in construction could run as much as $5,000 per day, Legg said. Also, he said, “the Health Alliance had to make the call, too, that this was the most prudent choice.� The health agency will have to pay

any costs above and beyond the agreed-upon amount. “$125,000 was the appraisal,� Legg said. ‘(Kennedy) wanted $215,000.� “Either way there were going to be complications,� Legg said. Pilkington could not be reached for comment Monday night. The settlement and purchase agreement adopted unanimously by the City Council has been agreed to in form by Kennedy and his attorney, Legg said. That agreement gives the city the right to take possession of the property immediately, and releases them, the county and Cabarrus Health Alliance from all claims and liabilities. Legg said he expects the deal to be closed on Wednesday. Kennedy could not be reached for comment Monday night. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-797-4244.

Kannapolis denies controversial rezoning

Chris Spears, of 503 Winecoff School Road, said he spoke on behalf of several owners. “I plan on living there for as long as the good Lord lets me live,� Spears said. “I would ask that you not approve this because this is a family neighborhood.�

Since the Food Lion shopping center nearby was constructed, Spears said, crime and traffic have increased. “And I can’t tell you how many wrecks I’ve seen in the ditch in front of that property,� Spears said, referring to the parcel up for rezoning. Other residents echoed

those concerns, also mentioning empty parcels of land in the Food Lion shopping center and empty businesses further up Winecoff School Road. “I’ve lived there all my life,� Jared McGuire, of 512 Winecoff School Road, said. “It’s always been residential.� The vote to deny the zoning change was unanimous. “I don’t deny the fact that it’s appropriate that this area should be eventually rezoned,� Councilman Gene McCombs said. “To do it in small pieces is what bothers me.� Councilman Ken Geathers said he couldn’t support the request because it was unclear what business would actually go there. “We can’t put that on those folks when we don’t know what it is,� Geathers said, referring to neighborhood residents. Strickland left immediately after the vote and could not be reached for comment following the meeting. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-797-4244.

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In other business before the Kannapolis City Council: • The council unanimously approved a voluntary annexation request for approximately 97 acres on N.C. 73. The parcel is the site planned for a private Catholic high school to be operated by the Diocese of Charlotte. Action on the petition had been tabled since last month due to the need to investigate a gravel mining permit formerly held for the site. Planning Director Ben Warren said that inquiry was on its way to a conclusion.

• Members unanimously approved the 2011-12 Community Development Block Grant action plan. The plan allocates federal funds to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. • The council unanimously voted to adopt a tax collection program for the city, taking over that task from Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Collecting its own taxes will save the city about $88,000 a year. • Council members voted unanimously to reappoint Darrell Hinnant to the board of directors of the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County.

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KANNAPOLIS — A request to rezone an acre of land on Winecoff School Road was denied after lengthy discussion at Monday’s Kannapolis City Council meeting failed to reveal exactly what the applicant planned to do with the parcel. Last month, the Kannapolis Planning and Zoning Commission denied a change in zoning for about one acre of land located adjacent to houses in the 500 block of Winecoff School Road. The vote was 4-to-2 to deny the bid. Without a supermajority vote, such a case is automatically sent to the City Council for a final decision. The parcel currently doesn’t have a street address. Aerial photos show a vacant grass lot surrounded by homes. But some adjoining parcels have business zoning, even those currently used as residences. Planning Director Ben Warren said the property, currently owned by F&M Bank, is under contract. The potential buyer, Premier Holding Co., requested straight rezoning to B-1, Neighborhood Commercial/ Office from residential. Under the straight rezoning process, the applicant doesn’t have to state what he or she will do with the land if it’s rezoned. And neither Joe Strickland, representative of Premier Holding, nor broker Jack Thomas would disclose their plans. Instead, there were references to “a national franchise� and some general details about how many people, and how much revenue, they hoped the business would generate. “It is our intention to build a 9,000-square-foot building on this property,� Strickland said. He said the proposed business would employ two fulltime and two part-time employees and would be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. He also said that local residents would be able to have “their daily essential needs� met there. Thomas said that his client wasn’t planning to build a “service station� or a “beer joint.� And he said the time had come for a change in the zoning and in the surrounding neighborhood. But neither man would say even the general type of business. “There’s several of them in the area ... My negotiations are still ongoing,� Strickland said. “I would hate to give information that might come back to hinder me in my future negotiations.� Warren said that the city’s land use plan shows an intention to rezone the area for business. But five residents of the neighborhood asked the council not to allow the new zoning. Michelle Riley, of 515 Winecoff School Road, lives adjacent to the property. “Our driveway is on that side of the lot,� she said. If a business was built there, she said, her kids be able to go outside and play as they do now. “We understand the planning, we understand that is where the area wants to go. We don’t think this is the time,� Riley said.

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JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed in a plane crash in Onslow County last week. A statement from the Onslow County Sheriff’s office on Monday identified the victims as Peter J. Hebert and Sheri Rowe. The Burlington Free Press identified Hebert as a 52-year-old dentist and Rowe as his 35-year-old office manager. Both were from Waterbury, Vt. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said last week the singleengine plane was registered to Hebert. Peters also said the aircraft had reported a loss of fuel pressure to controllers at the Wilmington airport shortly before it crashed in a field. Peters said the National Transportation Safety Board would probably investigate the crash since fatalities were involved. The sheriff’s office says the plane was taken to Atlanta for further examination

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Lottery revenues up, casino revenue down in North Carolina CHEROKEE (AP) — Revenue at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino has dipped with the economy, but state lottery sales remain strong enough to make North Carolina one of the country’s top 10 states for growth in gambling. The Asheville CitizenTimes reports that lottery revenues increased 10 percent in the state to about $580 million for 2009, the most recent figures available The Casino City Press’ Indian Gaming Industry reports that Harrah’s Cherokee Casino’s revenue dropped by 6 percent for the same year. The drop came despite offerings of more video gambling machines and video table games. Harrah’s officials say a $630 million expansion is under way to double the Cherokee Casino’s floor space.

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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina legislators have completed nearly four weeks of public comment on how boundaries for congressional and General Assembly seats should look for the next decade, and maps could be drawn very soon. The House and Senate redistricting committees held their final public hearing Monday in a legislative office building in Raleigh. They held meetings throughout the state, including 11 locations in eastern North Carolina over the weekend. Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County is the Senate’s redistricting chairman. He said he hoped that legislative or congressional maps or both could be presented to fellow legislators later this month. Rucho would like final maps approved and presented by mid-June to U.S. Justice Department attorneys to make sure they meet civil rights laws. The maps could be subject to litigation.

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Raleigh man sells donated items to tornado victims RALEIGH (AP) — A Raleigh man has been arrested and accused of asking homeowners with tornadodamaged property to pay him for donated items. WRAL-TV reported that William Shannon Coble is charged with obtaining property under false pretenses. Police say Coble asked homeowners to pay for tarps and repair work donated by Samaritan’s Purse. Police say at least one homeowner signed a contract to pay Coble for tarps and labor. Police say Coble obtained the donations by telling officials at Samaritan’s Purse that he owned four houses damaged when tornadoes swept through Raleigh on April 16. Samaritan’s Purse representatives say their help was intended to be free and no contract was required. Coble says he was just trying to help people who couldn’t afford tarps. It was unclear if Coble has an attorney.

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pect has been arrested after a man and woman were found dead in a car in Randolph County. Thirty-four-year-old Randy Steven Cagle of Seagrove is charged with murder in the deaths of the victims found Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies say the bodies of 31-year-old Tyrone Clinton Marshall of Biscoe and 28-year-old Davida Shauntel Stancil of Candor were in the car beside N.C. 705 in Seagrove. Deputies have not said how the couple died or how long they had been dead. There was no immediate indication of a relationship between Cagle and the victims. It was unclear Monday if Cagle has a lawyer.


CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Observer says it will cut 26 employees as the newspaper continues to battle slumping advertising revenues because of the shaky economy. The newspaper reported on its website Monday the cuts are spread throughout the paper, with four jobs lost in the newsroom. Publisher Ann Caulkins also says the company is freezing 25 vacant positions. Caulkins says local advertising has improved, but national accounts remain weak. The Charlotte Observer is part of McClatchy Co., based in Sacramento, Calif. McClatchy also publishes The News & Observer of Raleigh and five newspapers in South Carolina. The News & Observer announced it was cutting 20 jobs across the staff last week. The newspapers in Charlotte and Raleigh also each cut 20 jobs in January.

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JENKINS FROM 1a waste. Not to mention, preserve the historic character of a city, she said. Plus, it’s usually cheaper to rehabilitate an old building rather than construct a new one, Jenkins said. “You’re almost always better off using what you’ve got,” she said. As part of her sustainability campaign, Jenkins wants to pursue the infill of vacant lots in the city. “There are a number of spaces in the core of Salisbury just screaming for buildings to be built on them,” she said. The foundation owns 17 properties, including several vacant lots purchased to prevent the wrong type of construction from going up, she said. In most cases, the foundation has no specific plans for these vacant spaces. “Sometimes, you just have to play a waiting game,” Jenkins said. “Preservation is a profession of patience.” And sometimes, patience isn’t enough. The former executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, Jenkins and other preservationists filed a lawsuit in 2004 against Charleston for approving plans for a 10-story hotel on historic Marion Square, which they argued was too high. The legal battle continues, and Jenkins said she believes the case will make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. ••• In 2011, Jenkins would like to sell two properties: The Stokes-Snider House, donated to Historic Salisbury Foundation when Kate Mills Snider died in 2006; and the 1882 Bernhardt House at 305 E. Innes St., which the foundation re-purchased last year after it was foreclosed with another owner. Some will consider that goal unrealistic in today’s economy, but Historic Salisbury Foundation managed to sell four properties in 2010, making it the envy of many historic revolving funds. The foundation has been successful at finding people willing to buy homes in transitional neighborhoods. Jenkins calls these folks pioneers. “It takes a person with foresight and vision and fortitude to go in and turn a neighborhood around,” she said. “I’ve seen that work in Salisbury a number of times.” Highlighting architectural gems in an historic neighborhood, such as Brooklyn South Square, can attract homebuyers, she said. So can appealing to their pocketbook. “They are getting these homes at a better price,” she said. •• • During her two-month tenure, Jenkins hasn’t directed any official efforts regarding two controversial historic properties in Salisbury, the Shober Bridge and the Blackmer House. “Those are on the back burner right now,” she said. The foundation is waiting to hear Norfolk Southern Railway’s reply to a surprise decision last year by Salisbury City Council to pursue rehabilitation, not replacement, of the wooden bridge on Ellis Street. Local preservationists have been trying for years to salvage the Blackmer House at 112 S. Fulton St.

The 1821 house is tied to the late actors Sidney and Suzanne Blackmer and also to the city’s early development. So far, Jenkins’ time has been consumed with repairs at the Bernhardt House, preventing a home demolition on Kesler Street and aiding the creation of the Salisbury Historic Preservation Master Plan. May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the foundation is hosting a number of events including the annual Historic Preservation Awards May 26 and Friday’s cocktail fundraiser at the Stokes-Snider House. Originally home to Dr. J. Ernest Stokes, one of the South’s eminent surgeons, the property still features his former medical office, now used as a potting shed. Dr. John Whitehead invited Stokes to Salisbury in 1899, and together they championed the WhiteheadStokes Sanitorium, which grew over the years to a 60bed hospital at the corner of North Fulton and Liberty streets, a block away from the house. Arnold and Kate Mills Snider were only the second

streamline the preservation permit process, find new ways for organizations to work together and educate people about historic preservation. The goal isn’t to help people win approval for their suggested changes. About 99 percent of the 160 applicants won approval from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission last year, City Planner Janet Gapen said. Rather, the object is to make the process easier, faster and less intimidating so more people will buy older homes and fix them up. “If there is a perception that this is a difficult process, it might deter people from moving into historic districts,” Gapen said.

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As energy costs increase, people move to urban areas to save gas and live closer to schools, shopping and other amenities, City Planner Joe Morris said. Allowing solar panels, small wind-energy generators and even replacement windows will encourage newcomers to consider historic homes, Morris said. The draft — with five elements, 21 outcomes and 115 specific recommendations — is far from complete, Arnett said. He asked residents to read the document and comment at www.salisburyplan He will use public input to tweak the plan, which will undergo additional public scrutiny before he presents it to City Council this summer. The most popular recommendations Monday night in-

What: Cocktail party fundraiser for Historic Salisbury Foundation When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Dr. Stokes-Snider House, 324 N. Fulton St. Why: To raise money for Historic Salisbury Foundation and interest potential buyers. The house will be decorated to showcase modern living in an historic home. How much: $25 to attend the party, $390,000 to buy the house RSVP: Buy tickets online at, by phone at 704-636-0103 or in person at 215 Depot St. The deadline is Thursday. Parking: Available at First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St.

cluded: • Encourage the use of green and sustainable preservation practices, such as solar panels, alternative building materials and even replacement windows, rarely allowed in local historic districts • Create and enforce a demolition-by-neglect ordinance • Create simple, easy-tounderstand preservation codes and ordinances, and amend guidelines to make them more user-friendly • Offer preservation incentives for affordable housing • Establish an historic neighborhood resource program • Enhance planning efforts, including an infrastructure survey, open space and tree preservation, traffic and circulation and using preservation element in current and

future plans • Provide resources and information about preservation to homeowners, Realtors, homebuyers and landlords — an annual tax credit workshop, a formal disclosure process, online preservation resource hub, architectural salvage store, list available/vacant historic buildings • Develop preservation strategies tailored to each historic district, especially West End/Livingstone College and Brooklyn-South Square • Update inventories of historic structures throughout the city • Better cooperation between preservation partners • Understand preservation resources and develop a strategy to take advantage of them Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.


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SALISBURY — By making historic preservation as simple, affordable and easy as possible, advocates said Salisbury can attract people to older neighborhoods and grow the city without annexation. The city has unveiled the draft Historic Preservation Master Plan, including 33 pages of recommendations with the ultimate goal of putting more people in historic homes. “I think many people presume that plans like this are somehow going to impose more restrictions on homeowners,”said Jason Walser, who attended Monday’s event

and serves on the master plan steering committee. “It’s encouraging to me to see how much attention has been paid to try to make restoration and ownership of historic homes easier, instead of harder.” When homeowners renovate older homes in local historic districts, they must receive the city’s blessing for major changes to the exterior of a structure. Walser, leader of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina, said he’s pleased the draft plan suggests allowing more use of green and sustainable building materials. Consultant Aaron Arnett and the steering committee have worked for five months on the draft, which would


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not affected, and a barbecue contest this weekend was moved to higher ground. “The country thinks we’re in lifeboats and we are underwater. For visitors, its business as usual,” said Kevin Kane, president and chief executive of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sandbags were put up in front of the 32-story tall Pyramid Arena, which was once used for college and pro basketball but is now being turned into a fishing and sporting goods store. Forecasters said it appeared that the river was starting to level out and could crest as soon as Monday night at or near 48 feet, just shy of the all-time high of 48.7 feet. Forecasters had previously predicted the crest would come as late as Wednesday. Gov. Bill Haslam said late Monday that even though the river is approaching its crest, the flooding is far from over and water wouldn’t recede in some neighborhoods for at least two weeks. “It’s not going to get a lot

ter records upstream and inundated low-lying towns and farmland. The water on the Mississippi is so high that the rivers and creeks that feed into it are backed up, and that has accounted for some of the worst of the flooding so far. Because of the levees and other defenses built since the cataclysmic Great Flood of 1927 that killed hundreds of people, engineers say it is unlikely any major metropolitan areas will be inundated as the high water pushes downstream over the next week or so. Nonetheless, they are cautious because of the risk of levee failures, as shown during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In Louisiana, the Corps partially opened a spillway that diverts the Mississippi into a lake to ease pressure on the levees in greater New Orleans. As workers used cranes to remove some of the Bonnet Carre Spillway’s wooden barriers, hundreds of people watched from the riverbank. The spillway, which the Corps built about 30 miles upriver from New Orleans in response to the flood of 1927, was last opened in 2008. Monday marked the 10th time it has been opened since the structure was completed in 1931. Rufus Harris Jr., 87, said his family moved to New Orleans in 1927 only months after the disaster. He was too young to remember those days, but the stories he heard gave him respect for the river. “People have a right to be concerned in this area because there’s always a possibility of a levee having a defective spot,” Harris said as he watched water rush out.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — With much of the nation focused on a spring marked by historic floods and deadly tornadoes, Texas and parts of several surrounding states are suffering through a drought nearly as punishing as some of the world’s driest deserts. Some parts of the Lone Star State have not seen any significant precipitation since August. Bayous, cattle ponds and farm fields are drying up, and residents are living under constant threat of wildfires, which have already burned across thousands of square miles. Much of Texas is bone dry, with scarcely any moisture to be found in the top layers of soil. Grass is so dry it crunches underfoot in many places. The nation’s leading cattle-producing state just endured its driest seven-month span on record, and some ranchers are culling their herds to avoid paying supplemental feed costs. May is typically the wettest month in Texas, and farmers planting on non-irrigated acres are clinging to hope that relief arrives in the next few weeks. That the drought is looming over the Southwest while floodwaters rise in the Midwest and South reflects a classic signature of the La Nina weather oscillation, a cooling of the central Pacific Ocean. This year’s La Nina is the sixth-strongest in records dating back to 1949.

was Stax Records, which launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Staple Singers. Sun Studio still does some recording, while Stax is now a museum. Graceland, Presley’s former estate several miles south of downtown, was in no danger either. “I want to say this: Graceland is safe. And we would charge hell with a water pistol to keep it that way and I’d be willing to lead the charge,” said Bob Nations Jr., director of the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. Talking about the river levels, he later added: “They’re going to recede slowly, it’s going to be rather putrid, it’s going to be expensive to clean up, it’s going to be labor-intensive.” The main Memphis airport was not threatened, nor was FedEx, which has a sorting hub at the airport that handles up to 2 million packages per day. An NBA playoff game Monday night featuring the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum downtown was

better for a while,” Haslam said of the flooding in neighborhoods near the Mississippi’s tributaries. Haslam said he is pressuring the federal government for disaster declaration for Shelby County, which includes Memphis and its suburbs. The river was moving twice as much water downstream as it normally does, and the Army Corps of Engineers said homes in most danger of flooding are in places not protected by levees or floodwalls, including areas near Nonconnah Creek and the Wolf and Loosahatchie rivers. About 150 Corps workers were walking along levees and monitoring the performance of pumping stations. Levees in the Memphis area are 58 feet high on average, and the floodwalls downtown are 54 feet. “We still have significant room before we even consider overtopping,” Elizabeth Burks, deputy levee commander for the Memphis sector of the Corps. At Beale Street, the thoroughfare known for blues music, people gawked and snapped photos as water pooled at the end of the street. Beale Street’s worldfamous nightspots are on higher ground. At Sun Studio, where Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and a multitude of others also recorded, tourists from around the world continued to stream off buses and pose beneath the giant guitar hanging outside. Because of heavy rain over the past few weeks and snowmelt along the upper reaches of the Mississippi, the river has broken high-wa-


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WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than five years of planning, a national emergency alert system that will send messages to cell phones during disasters is set to launch in New York City and Washington by the end of year. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Monday the Commercial Mobile Alert System, which will be formally announced at a meeting in New York on today, will direct emergency messages to cell phones in case of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other serious emergencies. The alert plan was approved by Congress in 2006 under the Warning Alert and Response Network Act. Reaching people in the midst of disasters such as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks or Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when cell phone networks were overwhelmed or otherwise out of service, has been an ongoing concern for emergency personnel around the country. Local and state governments have been increasingly turning to text messages to alert residents to everything from snow days closing schools to traffic blocking local roadways. But the volume of messages can be overwhelming or too late to be of much help. Genachowski and Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate said the new national system will be selective in what it sends out. “These are really focused on the highest levels of alerts, and those that require urgent action,” Fugate said. Genachowski added that officials expect the alerts “to be very limited.” There will be at least three levels of messages, ranging from a critical national alert from the president to warnings about impending or occurring national disasters to alerts about missing or abducted children. People will be able to opt out of receiving all but the presidential alerts, Genachowski said. A special chip is required to allow the phone to receive the messages, and all new phones will soon have the technology. Some smart phones already have the chip and software updates will be available when the network goes online later this year, Genachowski said.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Mississippi River rose Monday to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people from their homes. But officials were confident the levees would protect the city’s world-famous musical landmarks, including Graceland and Beale Street, and that no new areas would have any serious flooding. As residents in the Home of the Blues waited for the river to crest as early as Monday night at a projected mark just inches short of the record set in 1937, officials downstream in Louisiana began evacuating prisoners from the state’s toughest penitentiary and opened floodgates to relieve pressure on levees outside of New Orleans. In Memphis, authorities have gone door-to-door to 1,300 homes over the past few days to warn people to clear out, but they were already starting to talk about a labor-intensive clean up, signaling the worst was likely over. “Where the water is today, is where the water is going to be,” Cory Williams, chief of geotechnical engineering for the Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis, told the Associated Press. Exactly how many people heeded the warnings was not immediately clear, but more than 300 people were staying in shelters, and police stepped up patrols in evacuated areas to prevent looting. Sun Studio, where Elvis Presley made some of the recordings that helped him become king of rock ‘n’ roll, was not in harm’s way. Nor


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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic has a growing number of people wondering whether that’s wise. With schools under increasing pressure to offer healthier food, the staple on children’s cafeteria trays has come under attack over the very ingredient that made it so popular — sugar. Some school districts have gone as far as prohibiting flavored milk, and Florida considered a statewide ban in schools. Other districts have sought a middle ground by replacing flavored milks containing high-fructose corn syrup with versions containing sugar, which some see as a more natural sweetener. Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district, is the latest district to tackle the issue. Superintendent John Deasy recently announced he would push this summer to remove chocolate and strawberry milk from school menus. But nutritionists — and parents — are split over whether bans make sense, especially when about 70 percent of milk consumed in schools is flavored, mostly chocolate, according to the industry-backed Milk Processors Education Program. Many, including the School Nutrition Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, and National Medical Association, argue that the nutritional value of flavored low-fat or skim milk outweighs the harm of added sugar. Milk contains nine essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and protein. A joint statement from those groups points to studies that show kids who drink fatfree, flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers. “Chocolate milk has been

unfairly pegged as one of the causes of obesity,” said Julie Buric, vice president of marketing for the Milk Processors Education Program. Others note the nation’s child obesity epidemic and say flavored milk simply needs to go. Eight ounces of white milk served in Los Angeles public schools contains 14 grams of natural sugar or lactose; fatfree chocolate milk has an extra six grams of sugar for a total of 20 grams, while fat-free strawberry milk has a total of 27 grams — the same as eight ounces of Coca-Cola. “Chocolate milk is soda in drag,” said Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services for the Boulder Valley School District in Louisville, Colo., which has banned flavored milk. “It works as a treat in homes, but it doesn’t belong in schools.” Flavored milk is also a target of British TV chef Jamie Oliver, who has made revamping school food a signature cause. For a segment to be aired on his “Food Revolution” TV show, he recently filled a school bus with white sand to represent the amount of sugar Los Angeles Unified school children consume weekly in flavored milk. “If you have flavored milk, that’s candy,” he told the Associated Press. Oliver cheered Deasy’s proposal to remove flavored milk from schools during a recent joint appearance on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show. If the school board adopts the ban, Los Angeles Unified would join districts including Washington and Berkeley, Calif. But efforts by some other districts turned sour after children drank less milk. Milk consumption drops by 35 percent when flavored milks are removed, according to the Milk Processors Education Program. Cabell County, W.Va., schools brought chocolate milk back at the recommendation of state officials, and Fairfax County, Va., did the same after

its dairy provider came up with a version sweetened with beet sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup. The Florida Board of Education also backed away from its proposed ban on chocolate milk after the state agricultural commissioner urged the board to look at all sugary food and beverages served in schools. The Los Angeles district has worked with its dairy supplier on flavored versions using the sweetener Truvia and chicory, district spokesman Robert Alaniz said. Cooper and others argued children will drink plain milk if that’s what’s offered. “We’ve taught them to drink chocolate milk, so we can unteach them that,” Cooper said. “Our kids line up for milk.” Boulder Valley hasn’t been barraged with complaints since removing chocolate milk two years ago, but it hasn’t tracked whether milk consumption has dropped, she said. Parents line up on both sides of the issue. Deborah Bellholt, a South Los Angeles mother, said none of her six children ranging from pre-school to high school age will drink plain milk. “By allowing kids flavored milk, they still get the calcium they need,” she said. “If not, they’d bypass it.” But Mimi Bonetti, a suburban Los Angeles mother with two elementary school-age children who drink plain milk, said she gets angry that chocolate milk is portrayed as nutritious. Children can get calcium and other nutrients from other foods, she said. “If you offer them the choice of chocolate or plain, of course they’re going to choose chocolate,” Bonetti said. “When you’re telling kids that drinking chocolate milk is a healthy choice, it’s sending the wrong message.” Ask kids, and most vote for chocolate. Suburban Los Angeles seventh-grader Nacole Johnson said plain milk tastes yucky. If there were no chocolate milk, “I wouldn’t drink it,” she said.


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B Y S TEVE H UFFMAN The Dispatch

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Chief Warrant officer 2 vic Duniec of Salisbury is one of about 80 Army national guard Soldiers from Company C, 1st battalion, 131st Aviation regiment, who recently arrived at Fort Hood, texas, for pre-deployment training before heading to iraq in support of operation new Dawn. the 1-131 Aviation regiment is headquartered in montgomery, Ala., but consists of Soldiers from Alabama, georgia and north Carolina. Here, Duniec collects cold weather clothing and other issue items at the Fort Hood rapid Field issue point on April 20.

Dutch forces train with Salisbury regiment in Texas BY SGT. 1ST CLASS GAIL BRAYMEN Division West Public Affairs

FORT HOOD, Texas — When a brigade of Dutch air assault soldiers needed help getting off the ground during training here, an Army National Guard aviation company from North Carolina was happy to swoop in and assist. Before the soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 131st Aviation Regiment, from Salisbury, deploy to Iraq for the second time, they are training in Texas with Division West’s 166th Aviation Brigade. The Netherlands’ 11th Air Assault Brigade is also training at Fort Hood for several weeks, in partnership with the 21st Cavalry Brigade. When the National Guard aviators found out the Dutch soldiers needed air support, they readily agreed to help. “There’s a chance we may be working with other coalition forces, or we may support State Department missions,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Martin Gottholm, an air mission commander with Company C. “It’s always good to work with other nations to see how they plan, and compare it with how we PHoto by Sgt. 1St ClASS gAil brAymen, DiviSion WeSt PubliC AFFAirS plan. Hopefully, we take away good things from each Dutch infantry Soldiers with the 11th Air Assault brigade board a uH-60 black Hawk helicopter crewed by north Caroliother.” na Army national guard Soldiers with Company C, 1st battalion, 131st Aviation regiment, during a may 5 training The 1-131st, an Alabama exercise at Fort Hood, texas. Army National Guard unit, will transport cargo, equip“If we can get a ground ment and troops in support of force, it makes it a lot more Operation New Dawn. Flying realistic,” Miles said. “It’s a the Dutch troops to and from lot better if you use real missions in remote, unim- troops.” proved areas of Fort Hood The National Guard aviawas real-world training for tors have worked with the the Americans. Dutch infantrymen in three “We’re always looking to training exercises so far, support a ground unit doing with plans for a fourth later this type of mission, because this month. At the same time, this is the type of mission the the 1-131st has been conductunits we train will be doing ing an aerial gunnery. in Iraq and Afghanistan,” It is a workload that trainsaid Capt. Brian Miles, train- ing units typically could not ing officer of the 166th Avi- sustain, Miles said. ation Brigade’s 1st Battalion, “The 1-131st basically 337th Aviation Regiment. showed up (at Fort Hood) The 166th Aviation ready to go,” Miles said. Brigade trains all National “They are so prepared, Guard and Reserve compo- they’re able to handle both nent aviation units — 47 per- events with no problem. The cent of all Army aviation as- only other unit I’ve seen this sets — before they deploy good had already been in overseas. Sometimes, Miles country for six months.” said, the deploying aviators The Dutch Soldiers appre- Dutch soldiers plan a mission to search a village for enemy command and control eleplan and execute training ciate not only the expertise ments during a training exercise at Hood Army Airfield at Fort Hood. missions without getting to transport actual people. See DUTCH, 11A

The father of a Navy SEAL from Lexington who died almost three years ago says his son would take pride in the fact that Osama bin Laden is no longer a terrorist threat. Josh Harris would take particular pride, his father said, HARRIS that members of his SEAL team disposed of bin Laden in a raid that was planned and executed with absolute precision. “It was what Josh was doing, he was protecting us,” said Dr. Sam Harris. “To get this guy out of the way is a huge thing.” Josh Harris, 36, died Aug. 30, 2008, while crossing a turbulent river in Afghanistan. Harris said a big part of the job his son and his fellow SEALs were doing was planning for a raid like that executed in Pakistan. The raid involved four helicopters and 24 SEALs. Killed were bin Laden, an al-Qaida courier, his brother and one of bin Laden's sons. No Americans were injured. Harris said had his son lived, he would have been involved in the raid. “That was what Josh was doing,” Harris said. “That was one of the main things they worked on.” He said Josh was a member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six, the group that executed the raid. Specifically, Harris said, it was Team Six’s Blue Team that was involved. That was the very team, Harris said, of which Josh was a member. “These guys,” he said, “this is what they do, and they did it very well.” Harris said he and his wife, Evelyn, were at home when they received a call from their daughter, Kiki Harris, Josh’s twin sister, in Florida. One of the SEALs with whom Josh served tried to call the Harrises in Lexington. Unable to connect from Afghanistan, he then phoned Josh’s sister. “Call your parents,” he said. “Tell them to be sure and watch the president’s address.” That was about 15 minutes, Harris said, before the national media outlets began buzzing that something had happened and President Obama would soon make a rare late-night television address from the White House. “We had a little head’s up,” Harris said. He admitted the news of bin Laden's death was an emotional experience for him and his wife. “It brought emotions we had not visited in quite some time,” Harris said. He said he feels the death of the leader of al-Qaida is significant for a number of reasons. Not only, Harris said, does it mean bin Laden won’t be planning more terrorist strikes, it should also boost morale for residents of the United States. “Yeah, it’s a happy day,” Harris said. “We've taken this person out. In that aspect, it's a happy day.” Obama described the top-secret operation in broad stroke. Counterterrorism about the planned raid was shared with almost no one, the president said. It was a mission, he said, that required surgical accuracy, even more precision than could be delivered by the government's sophisticated Predator drones. Harris said he can't help but believe that, somewhere, his son is smiling. “Josh would be proud,” he said. Steve Huffman can be reached at 336-249-3981, ext. 217, or steve.huffman@the-dispatch. com.


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Celebrate on the cheap: Six fun birthday gifts for kids We heard from Elaine G., who recently joined a moms group. With all of her newly minted friendships, she and her little one are getting invitations to birthday parties — lots of them! “Can you help me with ideas for birthday gifts for young children that MARY will score HUNT with the kids w i t h o u t breaking our budget?” You bet, Elaine. Try these ideas on for size:

DUTCH From 10a and assistance of the American aviators, but the sheer size of the Fort Hood training area. “There’s so much space for us,” said Dutch Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Westra, a training evaluator. “The villages in the training areas are really well built up. And there are a lot of helicopters here, which we don’t have in the

1. The Story of Me. Give the birthday girl (or boy) everything she needs to write (or draw) the story of her life. For a child just learning to read, write or draw, include a list of “prompts,” for example, instructing the child to draw a picture of a favorite animal or place to visit or what makes her laugh. Package it with a pad or a book of drawing paper, markers, crayons and enough prompts for her to complete all the pages in her book. 2. Play Kit. Spark the interest and imagination of the birthday child with a custom play kit you put together. “De-

sign” the kit on paper by making a list of contents, and then go “shopping” in your home, garage or attic. Visit thrift shops, garage sales and consignment stores for items that can be laundered and sanitized. Make kits for boys or girls; feature themes such as Dress-Up, Kitchen, Handyman, Restaurant, Doctor, Cowboy and Entertainer. 3. Piggy Bank. Start your recipient on the debt-proof road early with a piggy bank. Add a starter fund of coins (and cash, if it’s in your budget) to encourage regular deposits. With coins already inside the pig, it makes it much more fun

to add more coins and to shake the noisy pig, too. 4. Photo Jigsaw Puzzle. Mount an enlarged photo of your child and the birthday child (or some other appropriate picture or poster that will have special meaning for the birthday child) onto a piece of foam board. Cover the photo with a piece of tracing paper, and lightly draw a jigsaw pattern, making the number of pieces appropriate for the recipient’s age. Carefully cut through the paper, photo and board along the puzzle lines. Separate the pieces, and place them in a gift box. Visit BigHugeLabs. com,

a free online photo lab, where you can create customized jigsaw puzzles from your photographs. 5. Bucket of Stuff. Personalize a bucket or container with the birthday child’s name, and fill it with age-appropriate arts and crafts supplies, such as paper, crayons, pencils, glitter, paste, scissors, a ruler, tape and a pencil sharpener. A dollar store is a great place to fill a birthday bucket because for little ones, it’s quantity that counts! 6. Coupon Book. Create a book filled with coupons for play dates with your child and

the birthday child. Include trips to the park, visits to your home, sleepovers, treats, games, crafts and activities — whatever you’re willing and able to provide and the birthday child’s parents will allow. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving. com, a personal finance member website. You can email her at m, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. To find out more about Mary Hunt and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate website at

Netherlands. That’s why we train here, to have all the assets, to incorporate the American air crew with our Dutch troops on the ground.” Training with the N.C. National Guard troops is “realistic and relevant,” Westra said. “(In Afghanistan and Iraq), we had to work together with the American soldiers, English soldiers and photo by sGt. 1st cLass GaiL braymeN, divisioN West pubLic aFFairs French soldiers,” Westra infantry soldiers with the 11th air assault brigade move between buildings in a ‘village’ during a training Above left: dutch said, “so it’s really important to train in an international exercise at Fort hood, texas, on may 5. Above: uh-60 black hawk helicopters crewed by North carolina army National Guard soldiers with company c, 1st battalion, 131st aviation regiment, based in salisbury. way. This is real life.”


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Air Force Airman Johnny S. Clark graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. The son of Loretta Sullivan of Salisbury, Clark graduated in 2010 from Jesse C. Carson High School, Salisbury.

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CHINA GROVE — The Southern Piedmont Chapter of The Blinded Veterans Association held an informational meeting at South China Grove United Methodist Church on Thursday. Following a fellowship meal furnished by the church, three vendors of technical equipment for the visually impaired showed and demonstrated their technology in small groups. Visually impaired people of the area were invited to see what was available. Blinded and visually impaired veterans are able to obtain much of this equipment through the VA system. Many of the others did not know what was available and many


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The eve of destruction he oath of office for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners doesn’t say anything about abiding by drunken driving laws. There is no legal requirement that a commissioner step down upon being charged or convicted of driving while impaired or any other misdemeanor. So calling for Jon Barber to resign as a county commissioner is probably futile. This requires a judgment call on his part, and Barber has demonstrated poor judgment on the subject of alcohol abuse for some time. • In June 2008, Barber pleaded guilty to driving BARBER while impaired after being found passed out in his car. He later said the incident led him to discover he is diabetic. • In May 2010, Barber resigned from his job as a teacher amid allegations he was drunk in a classroom full of students. • Last week, a statement from the SBI said Barber is the subject of an investigation related to the Sunday morning theft of a $2.99 bottle of wine from a convenience store. He has not been charged. • This past Sunday, the Highway Patrol charged Barber with driving while impaired after he crashed his car into a tree. This sounds like a self-destructive path that takes ever-greater risks. Barber’s troubles have been sad to watch. The most intriguing aspect of this nearly three-year span is that Barber won re-election last year amid all this controversy. Voters have more confidence in Jon Barber — flawed as he is — than in other people vying for the job. You could argue that we’re all flawed in some way, and you’d be right. Some flaws are just more visible. But a flaw like repeated drunken driving that puts other people’s lives at risk is more than a personal tic. And it’s certainly not a trait citizens want to see in someone who represents and sometimes speaks for the county. Republicans are already jockeying for Barber’s seat on the commission, hoping for his resignation or the discovery of a felonious infraction. Barber does not want to surrender his seat, period, but especially not to someone unlikely to vote his way, and political supporters have in the past urged him to stay. That is likely what keeps Barber going — that support and the desire to hold on to an elected office that may be the greatest accomplishment of his life. “I have a tough road ahead of me,” Barber said a year ago. “I know I will always have to say, ‘I am an alcoholic.’ But my faith sustains me and I know, with His help, that one day I’ll be able to say, ‘I’m a recovering alcoholic.’ ” Barber should resign or take a leave of absence while he seeks treatment. His words are full of hope and commitment, but his actions show his struggle with alcohol is far from over.


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State services at risk? MAYBE: Depends on public perception ALEIGH — Unlike so many, the Republican legislator wasn’t getting lost in the weeds of taxes and job losses. Rambling around the Legislative Building late at night, when typically only reporters, security and the clean-up crew are still around, he paused to remark on the $19.3 billion budget plan being considered by the House. SCOTT “If the public MOONEYHAM notices a lot of differences, they (meaning the Democrats) win. If they don’t, we win,” he said. By “differences,” he meant in the services that North Carolinians expect from their state government. Over the last couple of weeks, pundits, politicians and interest groups have focused on the state job losses that will be created by the budget plan that comes out of the General Assembly and the taxes that might prevent those job losses. The Republicans in charge, who adamantly oppose the extension of a two-year tax hike scheduled to expire July 1, have downplayed the job losses. Legislative fiscal staff puts the state position cuts at about 18,000. Republican legislative


leaders say many of those jobs are vacant and others will be eliminated through normal job turnover. The actual number of state workers laid off will be far less. Gov. Beverly Perdue puts the position cuts at 30,000 and recently told fellow Democrats to expect the largest lay-

If the effect is seen as only incremental, the public will be happy to take back its penny sales tax. offs in state history. The legislative estimate seems a bit low; Perdue’s is a bit high. The House budget plan eliminates 12,000 teaching assistant positions alone. The budget proposal shows another 1,800 positions being eliminated. Those numbers don’t account for locally hired teachers and other school employees, most university faculty and workers, or community college instructors. It’s very likely that the position cuts will exceed 20,000. Determining how many of those positions translate into actual layoffs would require an after-the-fact personnel study. Obviously, if one of those

jobs is your own, the exact numbers don’t much matter. But they also don’t change an underlying and irrefutable premise embraced by the fiscal conservatives responsible for the budget plan: Government should strive to provide services as efficiently and effectively as possible. If state lawmakers can eliminate 50,000 jobs and still provide the services expected by the people, good for them. If they eliminate one job and 1,000 people are met with new delays or dissatisfactory service, woe be unto them. The House budget seems to avoid the most obvious disruptions of government services. No state parks close; museums and historic sites look like they will survive; the number of prisons designated for closure aren’t unusual. On the other hand, public schools and universities are left to sort out significant cuts, with classroom instruction surely affected. Courts may be slower and local jails more full. Environmental regulators may be more overwhelmed. If the effect is seen as only incremental, the public will be happy to take back its penny sales tax. If instead the budget unravels basic government services, no one will be happy with the folks in charge. • • • Scott Mooneyham writes for Capitol Press Association.

NO: Left is using ‘gimme money’ ploy ALEIGH — As the North Carolina General Assembly pursues action on annexation, the state budget, charter schools, and other topics, it may look like lawmakers are all over the map. In reality, these issues are linked together, much like communities separated by hundreds of miles can nevertheless be connected together by geographical features such as river basins or water tables. When it comes to the JOHN legislative isHOOD sues, however, the connection isn’t hydrology. It’s ideology. Those who favor tax hikes and forced annexation, or oppose school choice and market-based health reform, share a common ideological commitment to the redistribution of wealth or income. Perhaps the legendary (fake) rock group Spinal Tap said it best in one of their early hits: Stop wasting my time You know what I want You know what I need Or maybe you don’t Do I have to come right flat out and tell you everything? Gimme some money. On annexation, for example, what might appear to be a dispute about jurisdiction, voting rights, and growth management is really nothing more than a grab for money. Municipalities annex neighborhoods to get a fiscal payoff. They don’t typically annex low-income communities that will cost them more to serve than they will collect in property tax. Municipalities annex higher-income communities expecting to collect enough


revenue not merely to pay for services (grudgingly) provided to those future citizens but also to help defray the cost of serving their existing citizens. Sure, municipal officials may talk a lot about fairness, about making sure that people who benefit from services actually pay for them. But it’s mostly hooey. Nonresidents don’t consume the truly expensive municipal services such as water,

The modern Left cares more about protecting the jobs of government workers than about tax fairness. sewer, or police protection. Some may visit municipal parks, but not enough to impose any significant fiscal hardship. And to the extent nonresidents work or shop in the city, they bear the cost of services provided to the industrial or commercial property they frequent, via lower wages or higher prices. Essentially, forced annexation is a fiscal tool for redistribution. Its purpose is to raise taxes on county residents to pay for services to city residents. On a broader scale, the state budget debate is about redistribution, too, only the intended effects on income are less clear. Property-tax burdens tend to be proportional to income, at least over time, so if municipalities annex neighborhoods with higher-than-average values and lower-thanaverage service needs, they can be reasonably sure the result will be income or wealth redistribution. At the state level, the in-

come tax tends to be progressive — your effective tax burden rises as your income rises — while sales and excise taxes tend to be regressive, with effective tax burdens falling as your income rises. The big difference between Gov. Beverly Perdue’s budget plan and than of House Republicans, however, does not concern the income tax. Both plans allow the current surtax to expire and cut taxes on corporate income. Rather, Perdue’s budget imposes about $800 million in higher sales taxes than the House budget does. Why, then, is the Left fighting so vociferously for the Perdue budget? Because liberals see the revenue regressivity of her plan as a price worth paying to maintain the current level of redistribution from the private sector to the public sector. That is, the modern Left cares more about protecting the jobs of government workers than about tax fairness. If truck drivers, retail clerks, factory workers, and farm laborers making below-average wages have to pay higher effective tax rates to protect the jobs of teachers, professors, and other state workers making average to above-average wages, that’s a deal the Left is willing to take. As Spinal Tap put it in the last verse of their song: Don’t get me wrong Try getting me right Your face is OK But your purse is too tight I’m looking for pound notes, loose change, bad checks, anything Gimme some money. The answer should be no. • • • John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of

In response to Dana Hart’s article on raising fees to lower taxes on code enforcement (“Code enforcement: Higher fees, lower taxes,” April 26): You have not told the whole story! Your example of a permit to change out a heat pump in an existing dwelling does not represent the amount of money you draw from a new house being built. Permits to build one whole house which was completed within the last year were over $1,600. Inspections made were 14 trips x $65 = $910 Time spent on job site: approximately 6 hours Times turned down were two, which were part of the 14 trips. Why was the cost $1,600 instead of $910? There is a difference between service calls made by repairmen and inspections made to a construction site in that the inspection department can route their calls close together and the repairman never knows where he is going next. Inspections are usually divided between inspectors in several areas of the county which are close in proximity. You do not subsidize builders. The permit fee is passed on to the consumer. The private sector has to let go of employees if there is not work. You expect to just keep on raising taxes and fees when you do not have the inspections to keep your office busy. Some re-inspections could be made on the next inspection without an extra trip. When you say 14,000 inspections, are these separate inspections per trip or several inspections in one trip? With cost of gas, we could save by letting county employees drive their own vehicles to the office. The private sector does not have this benefit. — Tim Dean Dean’s Construction Salisbury

A driving dilemma I’ve a dilemma. When I leave home to pick my girl up from work, I have to pass through one, sometimes two school zones in Rowan County. When I come to the school zone, I find that both lanes are blocked by parents waiting to pick their children up from school. They are 1) parked in a No Parking Zone, (2) they are left of center, (3) they are left of a double yellow line. This is, as I have always been taught, according to traffic laws in the State of North Carolina, illegal. These people are not cited for breaking North Carolina traffic laws. Why are they the exception? By what authority can these people break the same laws that I must abide by? Why must I sometimes go miles out of my way to accommodate these scofflaws? I’ve in the past called the schools in question, only to be told “find some other route” Not an answer that a taxpayer wants to hear. It is also just as bad when there is a school function (i.e., sports events) where the vehicles are parked partially in the roadway, thus creating a road hazard — also, to my understanding, illegal. Some proper answers would be nice, please. — Jeff Bell Rockwell

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Sharonview Federal Credit Union 2204 S. Main St. Suite 105 1.800.462.4421 Shuford, Caddell & Fraley, LLP 130 S. Main St. Suite 205 Salisbury • 704.636.8050 Superior Walls of N.C. Salisbury • 704.636.6200 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Piedmont Regional Team 2507 Jake Alexander Blvd. S Salisbury Tri-Electric Inc. 704.637.9462 • Salisbury

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Lingle Electric Repair, Inc. Since 1936 • N. Main St., Salisbury 704.636.5591 • 1.800.354.4276 Little Choo-Choo Shop 500 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704.637.8717 Love’s Auto Repair John S. Love, Owner • Faith • 704.279.2582 Lyerly Funeral Home/Crematories 515 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.633.9031

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NAPA Benton Parts & Supply 1413 S. Main St. • 704.636.1510 Salisbury

Hill’s Minnow Farm & Sporting Goods 7940 Bringle Ferry Rd • Salisbury • 704.633.7413

Creative Hair Styles 7730 Pop Basinger Rd • 704.279.7167 • Rockwell

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Chapman Custom Signs Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.6026

Marlow’s BBQ & Seafood 2070 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury 704.642.0466

Hoffman Auto Rental 1631 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.639.1159

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Eller Diesel Repair, Inc. Terry Eller, Owner • Salisbury • 704.633.6721

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Neil's Paint & Body Shop Faith • 704.279.5605 Peeler's Body & Paint Shop Rockwell • 704.279.8324 Powles Funeral Home “Since 1933” Rockwell • 704.279.7241 Putnam’s Carpet Sales Inc Rockwell • 704.279.3526 • Rockwell William F. Retallick, CPA Knowledge Sets You Free Granite Quarry • 704.279.2187 Ron’s Auto Service 1030 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer • 704.636.7811 Rouzer Motor Parts Co., Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.1041 Lexington • 336.249.2400 Rowan County Fair Association John Love - Fair Manager

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Pakistan suspected of leaking CIA chief’s name ISLAMABAD (AP) — Suspicion rose Monday that Pakistan’s intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — the second outing of an American covert operative here in six months. The U.S. said it has no plans to pull the spy chief, but the incident is likely to exacerbate an already troubled relationship between the two countries a week after Navy SEALs in helicopters swooped down on bin Laden’s compound without first telling the Pakistanis. The CIA and Pakistan’s spy agency have long viewed each other with suspicion, which the death of the terror leader has laid bare. The Pakistani military and intelligence services have suffered withering criticism at home for failing to stop the U.S. operation. Many Pakistanis view the raid as a violation of their sovereignty — even if they were pleased that bin Laden was killed. U.S. officials have said they didn’t tell Pakistanis in advance because they were worried someone might tip off bin Laden. American forces also used helicopters with radar-evading technology so the Pakistanis couldn’t track them. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani defended the military and intelligence services Monday, telling parliament it was “disingenuous for anyone to blame Pakistan ... for being in cahoots with al-Qaida.”

Gingrich says he will join White House race ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president. Gingrich’s announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-toform GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama. The former Georgia congressman, well-known to most Republicans, brings to the race a years-in-the-making political machine with ties to early nominating states as well as a network of supporters and donors. But his personal baggage — he’s acknowledged marital infidelity and has had two divorces — could hinder his chances of winning the party’s presidential nomination more than a decade after leaving the House. Still, he spoke confidently of wide support. “I have been humbled by all the encouragement you have given me to run,” Gingrich said in a Facebook posting that urged supporters to watch Fox News Channel on Wednesday. “I will be on to talk about my run for president of the United States.”

Boehner says ‘trillions’ in budget cuts loom WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican in Congress wants trillions of dollars in spending cuts as part of must-pass legislation allowing the federal government to continue borrowing to keep it operating and meeting obligations to investors. House Speaker John Boehner also says that any legislation to raise the socalled debt limit beyond its current $14.3 trillion cap should be accompanied by spending cuts larger than the amount of the permitted increase in the debt. The Ohio Republican was scheduled to make the comments in a speech Monday night to the New York Economic Club; excerpts were released after the markets closed. Boehner’s comments come as investors and business groups have been seeking assurances that the GOPcontrolled House will join with President Barack Obama and the Democratic-led Senate to enact the must-pass debt limit measure, which is

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Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens, right, shares a moment with his daughter Scarlette at the hospital in Boston. Wiens, who received a full face transplant during the week of March 14, made his first public appearance since his operation in Boston on Monday. needed to prevent a marketroiling, first-ever U.S. default on its obligations. “It’s true that allowing America to default would be irresponsible,” Boehner says. “But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process.” The government is headed toward a $1.6 trillion deficit this year requiring it to borrow more than $125 billion a month. It’s unclear how much of a debt limit increase is coming, but it would take a record increase in the $2 trillion range to avoid a second vote before next year’s elections.

enough national issue that it will ultimately be determined by the United States Supreme Court,” Horne said.

BOSTON (AP) — The nation’s first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was “Daddy, you’re so handsome.” Dallas Wiens, sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons Monday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March. “It feels natural,” said the 25-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. The operation was paid for by the U.S. military, which hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe

facial wounds. Wiens’ features were all but burned away and he was left blind after hitting a power line while painting a church in November 2008. On Monday, Wiens appeared before a packed room of reporters and photographers with a new, somewhat swollen face and a new head of hair.

Man subdued while pounding on cockpit door during flight SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The passengers sat stunned as they watched a man walk quickly toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 as it was descending toward San Francisco. He was screaming and then began pounding on the cockpit door. “I kept saying to myself: ‘What’s he doing? Does he

have a bomb? Is he armed?’” passenger Angelina Marty said. Within moments Sunday, a flight attendant tackled Rageh Almurisi. Authorities do not yet have a motive. While authorities said that Almurisi, 28, of Vallejo, Calif., has no clear or known ties to terrorism, the incident underscored fears that extremists may try to mount attacks to retaliate for the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden last week. Federal agents are investigating Almurisi’s background. He was carrying a Yemeni passport and a California identification card, authorities said.

Obama, GOP agree there should be limit to Medicare spending WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlikely as it may seem, President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress actually share some common ground on the need to curb Medicare costs to fight the spiraling federal debt. Although the House GOP plan to replace Medicare with a voucher-like system got shunted aside last week, that may not be the end of the story. Embedded in both the Republican plan and in Obama’s counter-proposal is the idea of putting limits on the growth of the half-trillion-dollar-a-year program — and then enforcing them. High-level deficit negotiations resume Tuesday under the stewardship of Vice President Joe Biden, and tackling health care spending is critical to what could become the year’s most important legislation. The two sides differ sharply on how that should be done. Obama says the GOP would leave frail seniors at the mercy of profitdriven insurance companies. Republicans say the president would empower unaccountable bureaucrats to ration care. If they can meet in the middle on the idea of an enforceable limit, it could open the door for major changes. Over time, that could mean less money for hospitals, doctors, drug companies and other providers and higher out-of-pocket expenses for many retirees.

Ariz. governor taking immigration appeal to US Supreme Court PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put the most controversial parts of the state’s immigration enforcement law on hold. The planned appeal to the high court comes after Brewer lost an initial appeal April 11, when a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reverse a lower court’s order that prevented key parts of the law from being enforced. Attorney General Tom Horne said going directly to the Supreme Court and skipping a possible second appeal to the 9th Circuit will save time in resolving the case, while Brewer said she is confident “Arizona will prevail in its fight to protect its citizens.” The state must file the appeal by a July 11 deadline, the two Republican elected officials said. The Supreme Court has discretion on whether to hear the appeal on the lower court’s order. “It seems like this is a big

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Brown picks Newsome Former Butler coach to lead Wonders BY RYAN BISESI

KANNAPOLIS — At Butler, Independence was a rival to Mike Newsome. Now he’s declared his own. The former coach of the back-to-back state champion Bulldogs found a new home Monday, a few stops up I-85 in Kannapolis. Shortly after resigning as the head coach of Butler, Newsome was approved by Kannapolis City Schools to be the next football coach at A.L. Brown just across the street from where he’ll be trotting out young men to do battle on Friday night. Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST “It feels like I’ve been waitFrom left, A.L. Brown principal Kevin Garay, new football coach Mike Newsome and wife Lau- ing for this happen so long, I was telling my wife, it’s been ra applaud as Newsome is appointed Brown’s new football coach Monday.

board building. Newsome will replace Ron Massey, who announced his retirement in March after 11 seasons. With multiple state championships and unprecedented achievements at Butler under his belt, all Newsome wanted Monday was a new polo shirt and baseball cap, both donning a green “K,” both of which he received from Brown principal Kevin Garay. “It’s a great opportunity because it’s a football-crazy town,” said Newsome, who Tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST stood beside wife Laura. New coach Mike Newsome “That’s the type of place that shows off his new garbs. I’ve always wanted to be.” During Newsome’s eighta long week already,” New- year stint at Butler, he shifted some joked as he was intro- the balance of football power duced in front of players, See NEWSOME, 4B coaches and fans at the school-


Hornet golfers in first Staff report

SOUTHERN PINES — Salisbury’s golf team finished the first day of the 2A state championships tied for first place. The Hornets and North Lincoln shot 293 on the par 71 6,600-yard layout at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines. “293’s a great number,” Salisbury coach Dale Snyder said. “I still think we left a lot out there on the back holes. That said, 293 is certainly something you want to go to the second day with.” The Hornets led after the first day last year before placing second to North. Monday, they were at par after nine holes, but were 9-over after the back nine. “If you want to win a state championship, you’re going to have to handle the pressure,” Snyder said. “They’ll be pressure tomorrow and hopefully we’ll adapt to it.” Shelby is also in contention at 298. West Davidson is in sixth place at 319. Salisbury’s Roy Dixon, the defending champion, shot 69 and is tied for the individual lead with North Lincoln’s Sam Goodnight and North Surry’s Taylor Coalson. Alex Nianouris shot 73 for the Hornets. Other SHS scores wee Troy Beaver (74), Clark Alcorn (77), Eric Edwards (77) and Alex Lee (89). The second and final round begins at 8 a.m. today. Salisbury will be paired with North Lincoln today.

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Philip Tonseth had three hits at the plate and a complete game on the mound for Salisbury as it won the ccc Tournament on Monday.

Salisbury wins league title BY MIKE LONDON

SALISBURY — After the final out of the Central Salisbury 11 Carolina ConferE. Davidson 7 ence Tournament, weary Salisbury pitcher Philip Tonseth saw the game ball rolling through the infield and found the energy to chase it down. He scooped it up and stuffed it in

his back pocket — a golden memory of yet another championship for the Hornets in the 2010-11 school year. “This was a ball I wanted to keep,” an exhausted Tonseth said. “It’s not just big for me. It’s big for the school. I know how hard we worked for it.” A week ago, the Hornets were distraught over losing the regular season finale at East Davidson, a game they were sure they should have won. But baseball offers plenty of sec-

ond chances. The Hornets took advantage of theirs, socking 15 hits, leading all the way and outscoring East Davidson 11-7 in front of a packed house at Robertson Stadium. The CCC tourney championship is Salisbury’s first since 2006. “We lost some tough ones and finished fourth,” Salisbury coach Scott Maddox said. “But I told the guys they’d get their chance to make amends. Now we’re a No. 2 seed. We

get a first-round home game Friday (against Piedmont), and now it’s like those tough losses never happened.” Don’t be surprised if East Davidson coach Dan Tricarico attends Salisbury’s graduation ceremonies just to make sure Tonseth accepts a diploma. He has to be tired of seeing him. Besides pitching a complete game, Tonseth drove in three runs.


Heat send Celtics to the brink Staff report

BOSTON — Miami’s Big Three was assembled for just this purpose: To dominate the Heat 98 bullies from Boston Celtics 90 who knocked them from the playoffs so many times before. LeBron James scored 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 28 and Chris Bosh had 20 on Monday night to give the Heat a 98-90 overtime victory over the Celtics and move Miami within one game of the Eastern Conference

finals. The Heat lead the best-of-seven East semifinals 3-1, with a chance to close out the series in Miami on Wednesday. “Wednesday night will be our greatest challenge that we’ve had with this group so far,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’ll get their best games on Wednesday. And we have to be better. If we’re real about what we want to do, we have to beat the Boston Celtics at their best.” One game after their worst performance as a threesome, James, Wade and Bosh had 83 of Miami’s 98

points and 35 of its 45 rebounds. They scored all 12 of Miami’s points in overtime; Bosh and Wade had five apiece after James’ fallaway jumper on the Heat’s first possession of the extra period game them the lead for good. “He had some incredible ‘will’ plays there in the fourth quarter and overtime,” Spoelstra said. “We needed every bit of his talent and competitive will.” Paul Pierce scored 27, Ray Allen



celtics guard Rajon Rondo falls to the floor in Boston’s Game 4 loss.

2B • TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 CAROLINA at Birmingham, 12 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 11:30 a.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m. Jackson at Mississippi, 8:05 p.m.

TV Sports Tuesday, May 10 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs or Cincinnati at Houston WGN — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, Atlanta at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 2 p.m. VERSUS — IIHF World Championship, qualification round, Canada vs. Sweden at Kosice, Slovakia 8 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, San Jose at Detroit

Area schedule Tuesday, May 10 PREP BOYS GOLF State championships (second day) 1A - Keith Hills Country Club 2A - Long Leaf Country Club 3A - Foxfire Country Club 4A - Pinehurst No. 6 PREP BOYS TENNIS Salisbury at Newton-Conover (2A dual team playoffs, second round) PREP SOFTBALL CCC tournament (5) Salisbury at (1) Central Davidson INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Lexington Legends at Kannapolis

Legion baseball Rowan schedule June 1 ..............Mooresville Legends June 3..........................South Rowan June Mocksville June 5 ..........................Rocky Mount June 6.....................................Wilkes June Concord June 8 ...............................Statesville June 12 ..............................Randolph June 14.....................................Surry June 15 Randolph June 17 Mooresville Legends June South Rowan June 19 ...........................Mooresville June 20.............................Mocksville June 21 Stanly June Wilkes June 24 Statesville June 25 ...............................Alabama June 26.................Eastern Randolph June 27 ...................................Stanly June 28............................Kannapolis June 29................................Concord July Mooresville July 4 Kannapolis

South schedule May 28..............................High Point May 29 Mooresville (NL) May 30 ....................Mooresville (NL) June 1 Stanly June Kannapolis June 3 Rowan June 4 Mooresville June 6 ..............Mooresville Legends June Concord June Wilkes June Mocksville June 17 ...................................Stanly June 18 ..................................Rowan June 20 ...........................Mooresville June 21 Statesville June 22 Mooresville Legends June 24................................Concord June 25.............................Mocksville June 27...................................Wilkes June 28 ..........................Thomasville June 29 .............................Statesville July 1 ...............................Kannapolis

Postseason July 6 ......................... All-Star Game July 8-14 .....................Playoffs begin July 15-18.......Area III championship July 21-26.......................................... State tournament (Morehead City) Aug. 3-8......Regional (Sumter, S.C.) Aug. 11-16 ......World Series (Shelby)

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB 20 11 .645 — Delmarva (Orioles) Hagerstown (Nationals)20 11 .645 — Hickory (Rangers) 19 11 .633 1⁄2 Kannapolis (White Sox)18 11 .621 1 Greensboro (Marlins) 17 13 .567 21⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates) 14 15 .483 5 14 16 .467 51⁄2 Lakewood (Phillies) Southern Division W L Pct. GB Greenville (Red Sox) 16 15 .516 — Lexington (Astros) 16 15 .516 — 15 16 .484 1 Asheville (Rockies) Savannah (Mets) 13 17 .433 21⁄2 Charleston (Yankees) 12 19 .387 4 11 20 .355 5 Augusta (Giants) Rome (Braves) 8 23 .258 8 Monday’s Games Delmarva 3, Hagerstown 2 Greensboro 5, Lakewood 4, 10 innings Greenville 10, Asheville 5 Kannapolis 9, Lexington 6 Augusta 4, Rome 3, 13 innings Savannah 6, Hickory 1 West Virginia 6, Charleston, S.C. 2 Tuesday’s Games Delmarva at Hagerstown, 10:35 a.m. Lakewood at Greensboro, 7 p.m. Lexington at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Hickory at Savannah, 7:05 p.m. West Virginia at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Rome at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Lexington at Kannapolis, 10:05 a.m. Lakewood at Greensboro, 10:45 a.m. Delmarva at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m. West Virginia at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Rome at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Asheville, 7:05 p.m. Hickory at Savannah, 7:05 p.m. Carolina League Northern Division W L Pct. Frederick (Orioles) 16 13 .552 Wilmington (Royals) 16 13 .552 Potomac (Nationals) 11 19 .367 Lynchburg (Braves) 10 18 .357 Southern Division W L Pct. Salem (Red Sox) 20 8 .714 Myrtle Beach (Rangers)18 12 .600 Kinston (Indians) 13 16 .448 W-Salem (White Sox) 13 18 .419 Monday’s Games Winston-Salem 5, Potomac 3 Tuesday’s Games Frederick at Lynchburg, 6:05 p.m. Salem at Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Potomac at Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Kinston at Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Frederick at Lynchburg, 6:05 p.m. Salem at Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Potomac at Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Kinston at Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m.

GB — — 51⁄2 51⁄2 GB — 3 71⁄2 1 8 ⁄2

Southern League North Division W L Pct. GB Tennessee (Cubs) 19 12 .613 — Huntsville (Brewers) 17 13 .567 11⁄2 Jackson (Mariners) 16 13 .552 2 Chattanooga (Dodgers)17 14 .548 2 CAROLINA (Reds) 10 21 .323 9 South Division W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks)18 11 .621 — Jacksonville (Marlins) 15 16 .484 4 Birmingham (White Sox)14 16 .467 41⁄2 Montgomery (Rays) 14 17 .452 5 Mississippi (Braves) 12 19 .387 7 Monday’s Games Mobile 6, Jacksonville 5 CAROLINA 8, Birmingham 7 Mississippi 7, Jackson 6 Chattanooga 6, Montgomery 5 Tennessee 10, Huntsville 2 Tuesday’s Games Chattanooga at Montgomery, 11:35 a.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 11:30 a.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Mississippi, 8:05 p.m. CAROLINA at Birmingham, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chattanooga at Montgomery, 11:35 a.m.



International League North Division W L Pct. GB Scranton⁄Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 18 12 .600 — Pawtucket (Red Sox) 18 13 .581 1⁄2 Lehigh Valley (Phillies)17 14 .548 11⁄2 Rochester (Twins) 12 16 .429 5 13 19 .406 6 Buffalo (Mets) Syracuse (Nationals) 10 20 .333 8 South Division W L Pct. GB 19 13 .594 — Durham (Rays) Gwinnett (Braves) 16 14 .533 2 Charlotte (White Sox) 12 18 .400 6 1 12 19 .387 6 ⁄2 Norfolk (Orioles) West Division W L Pct. GB Columbus (Indians) 24 7 .774 — 18 12 .600 51⁄2 Louisville (Reds) Toledo (Tigers) 15 17 .469 91⁄2 Indianapolis (Pirates) 11 21 .344 131⁄2 Monday’s Games Pawtucket 9, Gwinnett 2 Lehigh Valley 1, Toledo 0 Columbus 5, Charlotte 2 Scranton⁄Wilkes-Barre 6, Buffalo 2 Indianapolis 7, Durham 5 Louisville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse 8, Norfolk 4 Tuesday’s Games Lehigh Valley at Toledo, 10:30 a.m. Gwinnett at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Charlotte at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Louisville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Scranton⁄Wilkes-Barre at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Indianapolis at Durham, 11:05 a.m. Gwinnett at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Scranton⁄Wilkes-Barre at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

College baseball Monday’s scores SOUTH ETSU 9, UNC-Asheville 5 Georgia Tech 5, Ill.-Chicago 1 W. Carolina 13, Appalachian St. 7 TOURNAMENTS Gulf South Conference Tournament Semifinals Harding 6, West Florida 2 Arkansas Tech 4, S. Arkansas 0 Lone Star Conference Double Elimination SE Oklahoma 7, SW Oklahoma 4, SW Oklahoma eliminated Peach Belt Conference Tournament Second Round UNC Pembroke 6, Augusta St. 2


PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Wednesday, May 4 Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3, Tampa Bay wins series 4-0 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Thursday, May 5 Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 Friday, May 6 Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Boston 5, Philadelphia 1, Boston wins series 4-0 Saturday, May 7 Nashville 4, Vancouver 3 Sunday, May 8 Detroit 4, San Jose 3, San Jose leads series 3-2 Monday, May 9 Vancouver 2, Nashville 1, Vancouver wins series 4-2 Tuesday, May 10 San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 Detroit at San Jose, 9 p.m.


PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Friday, May 6 Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Dallas 98, L.A. Lakers 92 Saturday, May 7 Memphis 101, Oklahoma City 93, OT, Memphis leads series 2-1 Boston 97, Miami 81 Sunday, May 8 Dallas 122, L.A. Lakers 86, Dallas wins series 4-0 Atlanta 100, Chicago 88, series tied 22 Monday, May 9 Miami 98, Boston 90, OT, Miami leads series 3-1 Oklahoma City at Memphis, late Tuesday, May 10 Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 x-Miami at Boston, 7 or 8 p.m. x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9 or 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Monday, May 16 x-Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.

Monday’s boxes Heat 98, Celtics 90 MIAMI (98) James 12-28 9-9 35, Bosh 8-17 4-5 20, Anthony 2-2 0-0 4, Bibby 2-6 0-0 4, Wade 8-18 12-14 28, Chalmers 1-2 0-0 3, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Ilgauskas 1-1 0-0 2, House 0-1 00 0, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Haslem 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-79 25-28 98. BOSTON (90) Pierce 10-20 6-7 27, Garnett 1-10 5-6 7, J.O’Neal 3-6 2-2 8, Rondo 4-7 2-2 10, Allen 5-12 5-6 17, West 4-7 1-2 10, S.O’Neal 00 0-0 0, Green 2-4 2-2 7, Davis 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 30-70 25-29 90. 28 22 19 17 12 — 98 Miami Boston 31 22 20 13 4 — 90 3-Point Goals—Miami 3-13 (James 2-6, Chalmers 1-2, Miller 0-2, Bibby 0-3), Boston 5-16 (Allen 2-5, Green 1-2, West 1-3, Pierce 1-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 52 (James 14), Boston 39 (Garnett 10). Assists—Miami 10 (Wade 4), Boston 15 (Rondo 5). Total Fouls—Miami 24, Boston 23. Technicals—Haslem, Miami defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—J.O’Neal. A—18,624 (18,624).

ML Baseball Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .398; Berkman, St. Louis, .374; Ethier, Los Angeles, .368; Polanco, Philadelphia, .363; GSanchez, Florida, .341; Votto, Cincinnati, .333; Kemp, Los Angeles, .331. RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 27; Berkman, St. Louis, 26; Holliday, St. Louis, 26; Rasmus, St. Louis, 26; Pujols, St. Louis, 25; Walker, Pittsburgh, 25; Bourn, Houston, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 24; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 24. RBI—Berkman, St. Louis, 32; Howard, Philadelphia, 31; Pence, Houston, 28; Fielder, Milwaukee, 27; Holliday, St. Louis, 24; CJones, Atlanta, 24; Polanco, Philadelphia, 24. HITS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 50; Polanco, Philadelphia, 49; JosReyes, New York, 49; Kemp, Los Angeles, 45; GSanchez, Florida, 44; Holliday, St. Louis, 43; Pence, Houston, 43. DOUBLES—Beltran, New York, 12; Fowler, Colorado, 11; Holliday, St. Louis, 11; CJones, Atlanta, 11; JosReyes, New York, 11; Ethier, Los Angeles, 10; Fielder, Milwaukee, 10; Pence, Houston, 10; Prado, Atlanta, 10; Rowand, San Francisco, 10. TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 6; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; Espinosa, Washington, 3; Rasmus, St. Louis, 3; 15 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—ASoriano, Chicago, 11; Berkman, St. Louis, 10; Braun, Milwaukee, 10; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 8; CYoung, Arizona, 8; 8 tied at 7. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 13; Bourgeois, Houston, 12; JosReyes, New York, 12; Kemp, Los Angeles, 11; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 11; Desmond, Washington, 10; OHudson, San Diego, 10; Venable, San Diego, 10. PITCHING—McClellan, St. Louis, 5-0;

Halladay, Philadelphia, 5-1; Harang, San Diego, 5-2; Correia, Pittsburgh, 5-2; 11 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—ClLee, Philadelphia, 60; Garza, Chicago, 58; Lincecum, San Francisco, 57; Halladay, Philadelphia, 57; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 53; Norris, Houston, 52; Hamels, Philadelphia, 49. SAVES—Street, Colorado, 12; LNunez, Florida, 11; BrWilson, San Francisco, 11; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 11; FRodriguez, New York, 9; Marmol, Chicago, 8; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 8; HBell, San Diego, 8. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Bautista, Toronto, .359; Joyce, Tampa Bay, .351; Kubel, Minnesota, .347; Hafner, Cleveland, .347; MiYoung, Texas, .338; MIzturis, Los Angeles, .330; Lowrie, Boston, .330. RUNS—Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; Bautista, Toronto, 26; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 26; Granderson, New York, 24; Ellsbury, Boston, 23; Gordon, Kansas City, 23. RBI—Konerko, Chicago, 27; Lind, Toronto, 27; Beltre, Texas, 26; MiYoung, Texas, 26; Aviles, Kansas City, 25; AdGonzalez, Boston, 25; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 25. HITS—MiYoung, Texas, 48; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 46; AdGonzalez, Boston, 45; ISuzuki, Seattle, 45; Gordon, Kansas City, 42; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 41; Konerko, Chicago, 41; Kubel, Minnesota, 41. DOUBLES—Gordon, Kansas City, 13; Quentin, Chicago, 13; MiYoung, Texas, 13; AdGonzalez, Boston, 12; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 12; Betemit, Kansas City, 11; Ellsbury, Boston, 11; Encarnacion, Toronto, 11; MIzturis, Los Angeles, 11. TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 4; Borbon, Texas, 3; Crisp, Oakland, 3; SRodriguez, Tampa Bay, 3; 12 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Granderson, New York, 11; Bautista, Toronto, 10; Teixeira, New York, 9; Cano, New York, 8; Francoeur, Kansas City, 8; Konerko, Chicago, 8; 6 tied at 7. STOLEN BASES—Andrus, Texas, 11; ISuzuki, Seattle, 11; Ellsbury, Boston, 10; Fuld, Tampa Bay, 10; Crisp, Oakland, 9; Aviles, Kansas City, 8; Aybar, Los Angeles, 8; Dyson, Kansas City, 8. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 6-0; Cahill, Oakland, 6-0; Weaver, Los Angeles, 6-2; Masterson, Cleveland, 5-0; Britton, Baltimore, 5-2; 13 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—Haren, Los Angeles, 56; Verlander, Detroit, 55; Weaver, Los Angeles, 55; Scherzer, Detroit, 51; FHernandez, Seattle, 51; CWilson, Texas, 48; Lester, Boston, 46. SAVES—MRivera, New York, 12; CPerez, Cleveland, 10; League, Seattle, 9; Fuentes, Oakland, 9; Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 7; Valverde, Detroit, 7; Soria, Kansas City, 6; Gregg, Baltimore, 6; Feliz, Texas, 6; Walden, Los Angeles, 6.

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Oakland OF Josh Willingham one game and fined him an undisclosed amount after making contact with an umpire during a May 6 game at Kansas City. Willingham appealed the suspension. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Jeanmar Gomez to Columbus (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Designated OF Milton Bradley and INF-OF Ryan Langerhans for assignment. Recalled OF Carlos Peguero and OF Mike Wilson from Tacoma (PCL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated RHP Joe Blanton from the 15-day DL. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed LHP Michael Anton. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Placed OF Tim Rodriguez on the suspended list. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS— Signed LHP Eric Barrett, C Tyler Bullock, RHP Rob Hedrick and LHP Shawn Joy to contract extensions. Signed LHP Clayton Dill, 1B Matt Edgecombe, OF Joe Hage, RHP Justin Harper, OF Sean Harrell, C Trey Manz, OF Jimmy Parque, LHP Ryan Quigley and RHP Justin Robichaux. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed OF Luis Rivera to a contract extension. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS— Signed LHP Paul Fagan. North American League RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITEWINGS—Signed OF Antonio DeJesus. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Signed QB Marc Mueller, DB David Pittman and DB Brian Logan. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Announced the retirement of WR-DB Markus Howell. Signed DL Dashawn Cassell, DL Bryant Turner, DL Jason Vega and WR Perry Floyd. United Football League HARTFORD COLONIALS—Signed WR Ryan Grice-Mullen and DE Keith Grennan. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERS—Acquired F Oscar Lindberg from Phoenix for C Ethan Werek. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Signed F Kyle Hagel. COLLEGE BELMONT—Promoted Brian Ayers to men’s associate basketball coach. GEORGIA—Announced junior RB Washaun Ealey has been granted his conditional release to transfer to another school. IOWA STATE—Dismissed F Calvin Godfrey from the basketball team for violating team rules. LENOIR-RHYNE—Named Mike Houston football coach. MASSACHUSETTS—Named Joe Tricario special teams coordinator. MICHIGAN—Suspended WR Darryl Stonum indefinitely from the football team after he was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence. MISSISSIPPI—Fired softball coach Missy Dickerson. MISSOURI—Announced redshirt freshman QB Tyler Gabbert is leaving the school. MOUNT UNION—Announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. NAVY—Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Billy Lange. TEXAS A&M—Announced the resignation of men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon to become coach at Maryland.


Sprint Cup Feb. 12 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kurt Busch) Feb. 17 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Kurt Busch) Feb. 17 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Jeff Burton) Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Showtime Southern 500 (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, Dover, Del. May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 21 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa.

Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

Nationwide Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300 (Kyle Busch) April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Carl Edwards) April 16 — Aaron’s 312 (Kyle Busch) April 23 — Nashville 300 (Carl Edwards) April 29 — BUBBA burger 250 (Denny Hamlin) May 6 — Royal Purple 200 (Kyle Busch) May 14 — 5-hour ENERGY 200, Dover, Del. May 22 — John Deere Dealers of Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa May 28 — Top Gear 300, Concord, N.C. June 4 — STP 300, Joliet, Ill. June 18 — Michigan 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 25 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. July 1 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 8 — Feed The Children 300, Sparta, Ky. July 16 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 23 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. July 30 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis Aug. 6 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 13 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 20 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal Aug. 26 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 3 — Great Clips 300, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va. Sep. 17 — Dollar General 300 Powered By Coca-Cola, Joliet, Ill. Oct. 1 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. Oct. 8 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 14 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Nov. 5 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 12 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 19 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

Trucks Feb. 18 — NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Michael Waltrip) Feb. 25 — Lucas Oil 150 (Kyle Busch) March 12 — Too Tough To Tame 200 (Kasey Kahne) April 2 — Kroger 250 (Johnny Sauter) April 22 — Bully Hill Vineyards 200 (Kyle Busch) May 13 — Lucas Oil 200, Dover, Del. May 20 — North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Concord, N.C. June 4 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas City, Kan. June 10 — WinStar World Casino 400k, Fort Worth, Texas July 7 — Kentucky 225, Sparta, Ky. July 16 — Iowa 200, Newton, Iowa July 22 — Lucas Deep Clean 200, Lebanon, Tenn. July 29 — AAA Insurance 200, Indianapolis Aug. 6 — Pocono Mountains 125, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 20 — VFW 200, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 24 — O’Reilly 200, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 2 — Atlanta 200, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 16 — Chicagoland 225, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 24 — F.W. Webb 175, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 1 — UNOH 225, Sparta, Ky. Oct. 15 — Smith’s 350, Las Vegas Oct. 22 — Talladega 250, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 29 — Kroger 200, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 4 — WinStar World Casino 350k, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 18 — Ford 200, Homestead, Fla.

Golf World Rankings 1. Lee Westwood 2. Martin Kaymer 3. Luke Donald 4. Phil Mickelson 5. Graeme McDowell 6. Rory McIlroy 7. Paul Casey 8. Tiger Woods 9. Steve Stricker 10. Matt Kuchar 11. Bubba Watson 12. Charl Schwartzel 13. Dustin Johnson 14. Jim Furyk 15. Nick Watney 16. Ernie Els 17. Adam Scott 18. Ian Poulter 19. Francesco Molinari 20. Hunter Mahan 21. Martin Laird 22. Robert Karlsson 23. Miguel Angel Jimenez 24. Jason Day 25. Retief Goosen 26. Justin Rose 27. Alvaro Quiros 28. Geoff Ogilvy 29. Tim Clark 30. Edoardo Molinari 31. Louis Oosthuizen 32. Robert Allenby 33. Matteo Manassero 34. K.J. Choi 35. Kyung-Tae Kim 36. Ben Crane 37. Zach Johnson 38. Y.E. Yang 39. Rickie Fowler 40. Ryan Moore 41. Padraig Harrington 42. Jonathan Byrd 43. Brandt Snedeker 44. Anders Hansen 45. Bill Haas 46. Rory Sabbatini 47. Ross Fisher 48. Gary Woodland 49. Lucas Glover 50. Ryo Ishikawa


8.08 7.42 7.33 6.60 5.66 5.44 5.39 5.37 5.34 5.26 5.21 5.02 5.00 4.75 4.56 4.25 4.24 4.11 4.08 4.07 3.95 3.92 3.85 3.83 3.72 3.69 3.58 3.48 3.40 3.39 3.32 3.22 3.22 3.20 3.03 2.99 2.96 2.90 2.89 2.86 2.82 2.81 2.81 2.79 2.78 2.64 2.60 2.60 2.58 2.58

Stats Scoring Average 1, Luke Donald, 69.08. 2, Matt Kuchar, 69.75. 3, Webb Simpson, 69.79. 4, Steve Stricker, 69.91. 5 (tie), Phil Mickelson and Charl Schwartzel, 69.95. 7, Brian Gay, 70.03. 8, Spencer Levin, 70.05. 9, Rory Sabbatini, 70.06. 10, Nick Watney, 70.07. Driving Distance 1, J.B. Holmes, 316.3. 2, Bubba Watson, 313.6. 3, Dustin Johnson, 306.9. 4, Robert Garrigus, 304.7. 5, Steven Bowditch, 303.8. 6, Gary Woodland, 301.7. 7, Angel Cabrera, 301.3. 8, Martin Laird, 299.9. 9, Scott Stallings, 299.1. 10, Kyle Stanley, 298.4. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Brian Gay, 79.20%. 2, Ben Curtis, 75.41%. 3, David Toms, 73.61%. 4, Jerry Kelly, 73.41%. 5, Joe Durant, 72.65%. 6, Scott Verplank, 72.11%. 7 (tie), Zach Johnson and Heath Slocum, 71.43%. 9, Jim Furyk, 69.25%. 10, Rocco Mediate, 69.14%. ^Greens in Regulation Pct.@ 1, Bubba Watson, 74.00%. 2, Justin Rose, 72.50%. 3, Boo Weekley, 71.90%. 4, Heath Slocum, 71.70%. 5, David Toms, 71.70%. 6, Chad Campbell, 71.30%. 7, Bill Lunde, 71.20%. 8, Hunter Mahan, 70.80%. 9, Bill Haas, 70.70%. 10, John Senden, 70.70%. ^Total Driving@

Raiders beat Carson From staff reports

South Rowan’s softball team beat Carson 6-3 in the first round of the NPC tournament on Monday. Sixth-seeded South had to win to extend its season. Third-seeded Carson already has qualified for the 3A state playoffs. Kim Fesperman pitched a complete game for the Raiders. Kaitlyn Jones and Mackenzie Dabbs had three hits each and both had a double. Kirstie Corriher had two hits, while Nicole Barringer, Katherine Starnes and Kayla Corriher had one apiece. South plays No. 2 seed North Iredell in a semifinal on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Carson.  In other NPC tournament games, No. 4 seed West Rowan eliminated No. 5 West Iredell 5-2, and North Iredell beat No. 7 Statesville 16-0 in three innings. West Rowan plays top-seeded East Rowan at 4:15 p.m. in a semifinal at Carson on Wednesday. West Rowan will be in the playoffs unless South Rowan wins the tournament.  Salisbury qualified for the 2A state playoffs by beating Thomasville 20-14 on Monday in a first-round game in the CCC tournament. Kailyn Cowger hit a homer for the Hornets. Salisbury plays today at 5 p.m. at East Davidson against No. 1 seed Central Davidson. West Davidson plays against host East Davidson at 7 p.m. in the other semifinal.  North Rowan beat North Moore 10-6 in eight innings in a first round game in the YVC tournament on Monday. Taylor Sells hit a grand slam in the eighth to decide it. Samantha Jacobs struck out 11, walked three and allowed six hits and two earned runs. Emily Gobble went 3-for-3 for the Cavaliers (12-7). Jacobs had two hits, drove in two runs and stole two bases. Lindsey Hinson, Anna Lingle and Chasity Young had a hit apiece. North plays in a semifinal game on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against topseeded South Stanly. The game will be played at Chatham Central.

3200 at the 4A Midwest Regional in 10:58.51.

 College baseball Trey Holmes (East Rowan) hit a two-run homer and Preston Troutman (East) had a two-run double as Appalachian State held off Western Carolina 10-9 on Sunday. Holmes had two RBIs in a 13-7 loss to Western Carolina on Monday.

 College track N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) won the long jump (24 feet, 4 1⁄4 inches) at the Dick Taylor Tar Heel Relays.

 South Legion Sign-ups for the South Rowan Legion team are on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in the building behind Gary’s. Bring birth certificate. Bring insurance info. A parent must sign permission forms. The team is limited to 18 players beginning with the first game on May 28, so let Mike Fisher know at 704213-3612 or if you can’t be at the callout but do intend to play this summer.

 Local tennis The Salisbury Rotary Tennis Championships are set for the City Park Complex and the Civic Center on May 27-29. Competition is in singles and doubles with junior and adult divisions by age. Email for information.

 Local golf The Shag Bag Open will be held at Warrior on May 15. A shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m. The format is three-man Captain’s Choice. Thirty-two teams. Eight flights. Entry deadline is May 11. Cost is $60 per player or $180 per team. Contact Ken McGee at 800-4226512 or the Warrior at 704-856-0871.

 Prep golf

 Middle school soccer

West Rowan’s Jake Kennedy shot 81 on the first day of the 3A championships.  Davie shot 305 as a team in the 4A championships. Tommy Dillon led the War Eagles with a 74. Other Davie scores included Jason Gallimore (76), Joe Sink (77), Chase Moore (78) and Justin Cook (78).

Knox defeated West Rowan 6-0. Hector Salinas and Felix Carillo had two goals each, while Arturo Ramirez and Cristian Reyes scored one. Elbert Moultan, Josh Lynch, Matt Wooley and Ben Pearson also played well for the Trojans.

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West Rowan wrapped up the regular season championship of the Rowan County Middle School Conference by beating Knox 21-0 in three innings on Monday. Omar Bautista, Juan Garcia, Noah Teeter and Brian Ketchie hit home runs for the Bulldogs. West (11-2) plays at China Grove today.

West Rowan’s Joel Brittain finished third in the 3A Midwest Regional to qualify for the state tournament. Brittain lost to Marvin Ridge’s Joey Hatala 6-1, 6-4 in a semifinal but beat Hickory Ridge’s Kevin Baker 61, 6-3 in the consolation final.  In the 2A dual team state playoffs today, the feature match is thirdranked Salisbury at No. 1-ranked Newton-Conover.

 Middle school baseball

 Pro baseball

The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Lexington 9-6 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Monday.  Prep track Drew Lee and Ross Wilson tripled Davie’s Anna McBride won the during a four-run fourth.

Weaver to auction treasures BALTIMORE (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver is auctioning off 47 of his treasured keepsakes, including his 1966 World Series ring and jerseys received as gifts from Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray. The former Baltimore Orioles skipper will earn tens of thousands of dollars from the sale, but Weaver says he doesn’t need the money and isn’t keeping any of it. “I have four children. They have children, and their children have children,” said Weaver, who turns 81 in August. “I don’t know how to divide whatever memorabilia there is among them.” It’s far simpler to split a pile of cash, so Weaver decided to sell the items and distribute the proceeds equally among the family. “To me, it seems like the logical thing to do. I hate to depart with some of the things I’ve accumulated, but I think that’s the easiest thing for me to do before I pass,” Weaver said. “I don’t know what would happen then. The auction is the best way for me to take care of everything.” The last thing Weaver needs is to have someone steal the goods before he can put them to good use. “I read in the paper where the tennis player, Pete Sampras, had his in a storage room and it got robbed (last December) and he lost all of it,” Weaver said. “I don’t see what good it is in a storage room or in a safe-deposit box. “I had them all over the walls, really showing the pieces off, but you get the workmen coming in, and they look at it and you don’t know who they’re going to tell. We’ve got an

alarm system, but somebody could come in there and get it all and then nobody would have anything.” Weaver won 1,480 games, four AL pennants and a World Series over 17 seasons with the Orioles. Along the way, he had five seasons with at least 100 wins, clashed with many an umpire in boisterous fashion and accumulated hundreds of mementos. After his retirement, Weaver continued to garner valuable, meaningful souvenirs. Upon being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996, he was presented with signed jerseys from Ripken and Murray. The gifts still gives him pleasure, but they’re difficult to divvy up in a will. “That’s only two pieces and I’ve got four children,” Weaver said. The same reasoning fueled the decision to sell his World Series ring and the ring he received at his Hall of Fame induction, each of which have already attracted bids in excess of $13,000 in the online process staged by Hunt Auctions, Inc. The live portion of the auction will take place Saturday at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. Another notable item up for sale is a plaque containing the baseball Weaver tossed as the ceremonial first pitch before Ripken tied Lou Gehrig’s record for playing in 2,130 consecutive games. The plaque features a photo of Ripken signing the ball and handing it to Weaver. “It hurts to sell it, but it has to be done. I threw out the first pitch, and I’ll never forget it as long as I live,” Weaver said.


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East Davidson second baseman Justin Mounts, left, tags out Salisbury’s Scott Van der Poel as he tried to stretch a single into a double. Salisbury 11, East Davidson 7


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FROM 1B “Tonseth sucked it up and pitched well and kept his composure,” Tricarico said. “Even when he was tired, he kept pitching and kept competing. He impressed me.” Six Hornets enjoyed multi-hit games, and Salisbury (14-10) put runs on the board in six different innings. The Hornets’ infield made some errors, but it also turned two double plays to help Tonseth. “We couldn’t make a good run at ’em,” said Tricarico, who took a foul line drive off his chest early in the game while he was in the third-base coaching box. “They were able to keep building almost every inning. That’s just a great job on their part.” Tonseth roped a double to right-center to score Brian Bauk for a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, and Salisbury made it 2-0 on Scott van der Poel’s two-out single. Salisbury, the visiting team on its home field, bunched five singles for a three-run fifth. Tonseth batted with two out and runners at second and third, and he delivered a two-run single. “I was just lucky to drive some curveballs up the midjon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST dle tonight,” Tonseth said. Philip Tonseth got his fifth win of the season as he scattered Maddox had called on John 11 hits through seven innings. Knox to move two runners

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Salisbury second baseman John Knox, left, hugs winning pitcher Philip Tonseth.

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Clint Veal, center, gets a high five from first-base coach Justin Morgan. with a sacrifice bunt prior to Tonseth’s clutch hit. He was giving up the second out of the inning, so the bunt defied standard baseball strategy, but Maddox has that much faith in Tonseth. Tonseth came through once again. “Later in the game, we might think about pitching around Tonseth with a base open, but not in the second inning,” Tricarico said. Van Der Poel delivered his second two-out RBI single in the top of the fourth to make it 6-0, but things tightened up in the bottom half when the Golden Eagles (14-10) sent 10

to the plate and scored four times. Van der Poel bailed Tonseth out of that inning by making a running catch of a long foul ball down the leftfield line with the bases loaded. “I saw it well off the bat, and we needed to make a play,” Van der Poel said. “They’d knocked us out of this tournament a few times. We needed to get them back.” Salisbury didn’t wilt after ED’s four-run rally, putting up two in the fifth, two in the sixth, one in the seventh. “We were aggressive offensively, 1 through 9,” Mad-

IP H R ER BB K Salisbury Tonseth W,5-3 7 11 7 4 1 3 E. Davidson Bowles L, 2-5 5 11 8 6 3 4 1 2 2 2 2 1 Goodyear 1 2 1 1 2 0 Lequire WP — Tonseth, Bowles, Goodyear, Lequire. HBP — by Tonseth (Weavil), by Bowles (Meyerhoeffer), by Goodyear (Swaim). PB — Lawson.

dox said. “If we don’t keep scoring runs, it was going to be tough to hang on.” Tonseth did hang on. He leads the county in mental meetings with himself, and he had a few extra sessions behind the mound during Monday’s marathon. Those meetings were to focus on honoring his friend, Patrick Snider, the North Rowan pitcher who died of cancer last summer. “I reminded myself how much was riding on this,” Tonseth said. “And I reminded myself to throw every pitch for Patrick. He’s been my inspiration all year.”

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Embarrassing finish for Jackson


evaluating a blowout loss, a rare early exit from the playoffs, and the only 0-4 sweep of his 20 years in the postseason. DALLAS — Not that one game could If Jackson was frustrated — and how tarnish the legacy of the NBA’s most accould he not be? — he didn’t show it. He complished, championship-collecting, preferred his wise-guy persona in his final barb-throwing coach of all time. postgame press conference, even hinting But the Los Angeles Lakers did what that he wasn’t necessarily gone. they could. “I haven’t answered that, have I?” he Sunday’s postseason exit was as messy said, grinning, when specifically asked if as it could get for the two-time defending he was done. “And you’re not going to champions, who were swept out of the force me to answer.” Western Conference semifinals in four Don’t count on a surprise, folks. games by the Dallas Mavericks, the capper “But, yes,” he continued. “This is, in all they sent Phil Jackson off with, a 36-point my hopes and aspirations, the final game embarrassment. I’ll coach. This has been a wonderful run.” “I’m not very happy about it, to say the Then he was back to smart-aleck mode. least,” said Kobe Bryant, his lips tight “I go out on a sour note after being when asked what he thought of his coach’s fined $35,000 this morning,” he said, grinfinishing game. ning through the financial pain. “So that’s It obviously wasn’t the goodbye anyone not fun feeling like you’re being chased anticipated. The farewell tour was scripted down the freeway by them. But, as to last until June, including a run through Richard Nixon says, ‘You won’t be able to the West, followed by an epic Finals show- kick this guy around anymore.’” down with someone-anyone, a 12th champiOf course, Jackson won’t have the onship, and the final victory parade. league to kick around, either. Nor will The only parade the Lakers seemed able NBA cities from Sacramento to New Orto muster was a shameful one — frustratleans to Orlando, and back again, feel the ed, ejected players marching off the floor, sting of his insults. Nor will NBA players tagged with flagrant fouls. Fortunately, — his own and everyone else’s — suffer that halted at two after Lamar Odom delib- his purposeful needling. erately rammed Dirk Nowitzki at midcourt He leaves with singular coaching numand Andrew Bynum swatted the hard-driv- bers: the most championships (11), and the ing Jose Barea out of the air within the highest winning percentages in the regular same minute of the fourth quarter. By season (.704) and postseason (.688). then, the deficit was 30. The only thing one final, horrendous Instead of a happy, on-court ending for loss can do to the author of that legacy is, whatever book he writes next, Jackson’s perhaps, help him miss it just a little bit self-described “last stand” ended with him less. BY GREGG PATTON The Press-Enterprise

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LOS ANGELES — Jerry Buss made a rare visit to the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex a week ago, driving up in a purple Rolls Royce with a personalized license plate boldly touting the 11 championships they’ve won during his ownership tenure. Buss had a few reassuring words with his players, who had just lost their secondround playoff opener to the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers promptly went out and lost three more games over the next five days, capped by a humiliating 36-point defeat Sunday. Just imagine the choice words Buss probably has planned for his Lakers during an extra-long summer. Buss has always tolerated big egos, Hollywood distractions and huge luxury-tax bills as long as the Lakers were annual contenders for the NBA title. With the Lakers’ threepeat quest abruptly over after seven miserable days in May, Buss and his front office have plenty of time to decide how much of this smoldering wreck they can salvage. Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak will make those decisions without coach Phil Jackson, who in-

sists he has manipulated his last millionaire into sacrificing himself for the triangle offense that produced 11 championships. When Jackson was asked Sunday if the Lakers should be blown up, as former star Magic Johnson loudly suggested last week, the NBA’s most successful coach gave one last smirk. “That’s not my decision to make,” he said. “That’s Dr. Buss, and ultimately, with Mitch Kupchak, they’ll put it together. But it’s a great franchise, and we all know that they always come back and get themselves back in the race. The Lakers are going to survive and continue to do well.” With just one losing season in the past 17 years, the Lakers clearly know how to survive — yet they never thrived this season, except during a 17-1 surge after the All-Star break. For long stretches, the two-time NBA champions and three-time Western Conference champions looked tired, old and simply bored with the relentless grind of another ninemonth title chase. The physical and psychological strain of 77 playoff games in the past four years might have been too much for the Lakers to overcome.

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DALLAS — Jason Terry made his first 3point attempt Sunday. Then he connected again, and again, and again. Once Terry got going, the Dallas Mavericks were on their way to the conference finals. There was nothing this group of Los Angeles Lakers could do about it. “(Terry’s) shotmaking was breathtaking,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. Terry made nine of Dallas’ 20 3-pointers in a 122-86 victory that completed a four-game sweep of the twotime defending champions. Fellow reserve Peja Stojakovic made all six of his 3- TERRY point attempts. Dirk Nowitzki, J.J. Barea, Jason Kidd, DeShawn Stevenson and Brian Cardinal each hit one from long range as seemingly everyone on the Mavs got into the act. The Mavericks finished 20 for 32 from long range and shot 60 percent from the field overall. Terry tied the NBA mark for 3-pointers and Dallas matched the league playoff record. “I don’t think I’ve seen a team play to that level in a series in a game like they played this afternoon,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson


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said. “You’d like to have an opportunity to challenge, but we didn’t.” While the Mavericks were connecting from long range, Los Angeles was drawing iron for much of the day. The Lakers shot 5 for 24 from behind the arc and 37.8 percent overall. Dallas stressed defense all season long, and it’s carried over to the playoffs “We understand that defense wins championships,” shot-blocking center Tyson Chandler said. The Mavericks will meet the winner of the Oklahoma City-Memphis series in their first trip to the Western Conference finals since 2006. The Grizzlies lead the Thunder 2-1 going into Game 4 on Monday night. “The job isn’t finished,” Terry said. “We set the bar high in training camp. This was great. I don’t want to understate the meaning of this victory. We’re back in the Western Conference finals. It’s been a while.” There were lots of smiles in the Mavericks locker room after this victory, but little celebrating. Their focus is the first NBA title in franchise history. “We’ve got eight wins. We need eight more and that’s our ultimate goal,” Chandler said. The Mavs cruised to the second-largest margin of victory in their playoff history despite only 17 points from Nowitzki, who averaged 27.6 points in his first nine playoff games this season.

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had 17 and Kevin Garnett had seven points and 10 rebounds for Boston, which eliminated Miami from the playoffs last season one round after knocking James and the Cavaliers out for the second time in three years. The Celtics would need to win the next three games — two in Miami — to have a chance to defend their Eastern Conference championship. “These are those moments. I look forward to it,” Allen said. “Everybody on this team, we know what to do. We can’t talk about it; we just have to put our best foot forward. It’s not easy. It just makes it that much more special if we’re able to do it.” Boston took an 84-81 lead with 2:28 left after back-to-back 3-pointers by Delonte West and Allen, but James hit a 3 to tie it and then made a left-handed lay-in with 48 seconds to play to give Miami an 86-84 lead. Pierce drove to the basket to tie it, but James lost control of the ball while he was dribbling down the clock. Allen went for it and was bumped by James Jones, giving Boston the ball out of bounds with 19.5 seconds left and the game tied at 86. Pierce got the ball, waited out the clock and then took a higharcing fallaway jumper in the final seconds that bounced off the rim as time expired. The Celtics scored just four points in overtime, shooting 1 for 6 and making four of their 18 turnovers. Garnett started things off by throwing the ball away, and then James made a fallaway jumper as the shot clock expired to give Miami an 88-86 lead. Allen missed, Bosh dunked at the other end, West missed a 3-pointer and then James drew a charging foul on Pierce. After another Boston turnover, Wade made a 2pointer with his foot on the 3-point arc to give Miami a 92-86 lead with 2 minutes left in overtime. “We just had poor execution down the stretch,” Pierce said. “It just carried into overtime, it seemed like. We feel like tonight we beat ourselves.”






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Hot tempers NASCAR drivers feuding — again Associated Press

DARLINGTON, S.C. —Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have again focused the NASCAR spotlight on who’s fighting instead of who’s winning. One race after Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Newman traded wrecks and words at Richmond, Harvick squared off with Busch following a late crash that took both from contention at Darlington Raceway’s Southern 500 on Saturday night. Busch slowly followed Harvick into the pit area when the race was done, Harvick eventually jumping out of his car and attempting to punch or grab his rival through his window. Busch then slammed into Harvick’s driverless car to clear space and drive off. It was an ugly way to end Regan Smith’s first Sprint Cup win in 105 career races. But it’s a spat sure to keep fans and drivers buzzing all week long leading to Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he couldn’t wait to get “on the Internet tonight and check it out. I don’t know what happened.” NASCAR spokesman Ker-

ry Tharp said Sunday the organization will review both the disputes this week. Fighting among NASCAR drivers is nothing new. High speeds, long races and high temperatures often lead to hot tempers. Before the 2010 season, the organization even gave its sanction for drivers to show more emotion and verve with NASCAR’s vice president for competition, Robin Pemberton, saying, “We will put it back in the hands of drivers, and we will say, ‘Boys, have at it and have a good time.’” And there’s been no shortage of dustups since. At Richmond International Raceway, Montoya and Newman were involved in two different on-track incidents. The first caused Montoya, the pole-sitter, to brush the wall and repairs in pits put him three laps down. He later ran into the back of Newman, who was running eighth, and Newman vowed his payback would come after the race. The bad blood continued at Darlington with the two meeting with NASCAR on Friday in a session Tharp acknowledged “did not go as well as had hoped it would.”

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clint Bowyer (33) spins out on the front stretch next to both Kevin Harvick (29) and Kyle Busch (18). Whispers popped up that Newman had punched Montoya during the meeting, something both drivers brushed aside later that day. “With conflict there are varying opinions, that’s what causes the conflict. I’m past it,” Newman said. Still, every eye at Darlington were likely on those two and things appeared to spark again when Montoya tangled with five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson less than 100 laps in. Montoya quickly apologized for his role. Things remained calm for

rest of the race until the end when Busch, Harvick and Clint Bowyer were three-wide on the narrow racetrack during a late restart when all were trying to chase down Smith. Bowyer was sent sprawling into the interior wall. As cars spun out behind, Busch gathered his car, then veered down the track and sent Harvick spinning. Smith held on through a green-white-checkered finish to beat Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards, but the real drama was still to come as Busch and Harvick drove

from the track. Busch was up against Harvick’s back bumper along pit road when Harvick jumped out and rushed toward Busch’s window before Busch bumped Harvick’s driverless car into the interior wall. Both were asked into the NASCAR hauler and both left composed — although with different versions of what happened. Busch said Harvick’s racing was “unacceptable racing.” “I gave him room off of two, I didn’t get the room,” Busch said.

Harvick said he was racing hard and “things happen. That’s it. What do you do?” Tharp says NASCAR will look into the scuffles the past two weeks. What do you do, indeed — except carry the dispute into Dover next week and watch for more fireworks. Darlington champion Smith won’t let the ugly end diminish his joy. “You know what, if that’s what’s talked about next week, so be it. I don’t care,” he said. “It’s not going to take away from the feeling I’ve got right now.”

Vancouver advances to western finals Associated Press

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roberto Lunogo, right, had 23 saves for Vancouver.

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators are reminding the Vancou2 ver Canucks that it’s nevCanucks Predators 1 er over till it’s really over. Once again. The Canucks thought they learned that lesson after nearly blowing a 3-0 series lead and needing overtime in Game 7 to knock off the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round. They led Nashville 3-1 only to see the Predators win their first elimination game

Ohno undecided on 2014 Olympics aged him to return for his season but "it was in the best interests of me and family to stay OMAHA, Neb. — Speedskating great in the draft." Apolo Anton Ohno will decide by the end of Freshman Brandon Knight announced he the year or early 2012 whether he’ll train for would remain in the draft on Friday. the next Winter Olympics. Jones, the Associated Press Southeastern Ohno turns 29 this month Conference Freshman of the Year, and junand would be 31 when the ior Darius Miller will be the Wildcats' two Winter Olympics are held in returning starters in 2011-12. Sochi, Russia. • KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Tennessee's allHe said Monday some SEC guard Scotty Hopson is headed to the people thought he was too NBA. old to succeed in the VanHopson announced Saturday he'll enter couver Games, where he the draft, but has till midnight Sunday to rewon three medals. His eight consider. The NBA draft is June 23. medals over three Games is The 6-foot-7 swingman told the Knoxville OHNO a record for an American News Sentinel that he felt the timing was Winter Olympian. right to leave and that coach Bruce Pearl's “The Olympic spirit is always going to be firing "played a lot into my decision." within my blood, who I am as a person,” COLLEGE FOOTBALL Ohno said at a news conference. “I’m excitCOLUMBIA, Mo. — The expected battle ed for the 2014 Games. I’ll be there for sure. It’s just whether I’ll have my ice skates with to replace NFL draft choice Blaine Gabbert as Missouri's starting quarterback is over. me or not.” His younger brother, Tyler, has decided to Ohno, who isn’t competing in the sport this year, said he has nothing left to prove to transfer. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel announced himself as a speedskater. The decision to try for a fourth Olympics Monday that redshirt freshman Tyler Gabbert is leaving the school. He was challengwould go beyond the chase for medals, he ing sophomore James Franklin to succeed said. He said he must ask himself whether Blaine Gabbert. he wants to put his life on hold to invest the time and energy into another Olympics. TENNIS Ohno has used his celebrity to become an MADRID — Novak Djokovic defeated author, motivational speaker and philanthropist. He also has entered the nutritional sup- Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in 10 tries, beating the top-ranked Spaniard 7-5, plement industry. 6-4 to win the Madrid Open and extend his Going for another Olympics would be a unbeaten start to the season to 32 matches. high-risk, high-reward endeavor, he said. The second-ranked Djokovic squandered “My sport, short-track speedskating, is a 4-0 lead in the first set, but recovered to one where at any given moment anything end Nadal's latest winning streak on clay at can happen,” he said. “No matter how well 37 matches and earn the Serb his third prepared we are for something, a variable straight victory over Nadal in finals this could change. You could get disqualified, season. someone pushes you, you slip, or you’re a Djokovic's sixth title of 2011 allowed him second too late.” to surpass Bjorn Borg's 31-match seasonCOLLEGE BASKETBALL opening run in 1980. He trails only John WASHINGTON — Times are changing in McEnroe's 42-0 start in 1984. college basketball in the Washington, D.C., Djokovic's run of 34 straight wins since area. Mike Lonergan figures that should Serbia's Davis Cup triumph in December is work to his advantage at George Washingthe eighth best of all time. ton. NFL Lonergan was formally introduced MonNEW YORK — The New York Times is day as GW's new coach. His arrival comes as Maryland searches for a replacement for reporting that the NFL is considering havGary Williams, and while Paul Hewitt is set- ing the World Anti-Doping Agency oversee testing of players for performance-enhanctling in as Jim Larranaga's replacement at ing drugs if a federal appeals court forces George Mason. • LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two of three Ken- the league to end the lockout and implement rules for operating the league this season. tucky underclassmen are heading to the The Times cited an unidentified NFL offiNBA as only freshman Terrence Jones opts cial briefed on its planning. to return to school. The newspaper reports bringing in Junior DeAndre Liggins remained in the WADA could eventually lead to players bedraft after hearing positive feedback from ing blood tested for human growth hormone several NBA teams at a combine Sunday in for the first time. New Jersey. A news conference scheduled The NFL and players are locked in a laby Kentucky for Monday to make the anbor battle that has gone to the courts. The nouncement has been canceled. owners are currently locking out the playThe deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA draft was Sunday night. ers, who have dissolved their union and sued Liggins says coach John Calipari encour- the owners in federal court. Associated Press

in six tries Saturday night to extend this Western Conference semifinal to Game 6 on Monday night in Nashville. Vancouver is 1-4 when having a chance to eliminate an opponent this postseason. The Presidents’ Trophy winners are 6-1 in their other playoff games this year. “What more do you want to learn,” goalie Roberto Luongo said Sunday before the Canucks left for a trip they had hoped to avoid. “We should know by now what it takes. When a team has their back up against the wall, that’s when they are going to play their

best hockey of the season. And for us to win that game we need to have that same desperation level.” Desperation is an emotion the Predators are well acquainted with this season. This franchise was ranked 11th in the West March 10 only to finish the regular season 14-4-3. But the Predators had never won a playoff game in which they faced elimination until their 4-3 victory Saturday night. Joel Ward, who scored only 10 goals in the regular season, scored twice in the third period to extend this series.

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cleveland Kansas city detroit chicago Minnesota

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Los angeles oakland texas seattle

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philadelphia Florida atlanta Washington New York

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st. Louis cincinnati pittsburgh chicago Milwaukee Houston

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday’s Games detroit 5, toronto 2 Boston 9, Minnesota 5 tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 12, texas 5 oakland 5, Kansas city 2 L.a. angels 6, cleveland 5 chicago White sox 5, seattle 2, 10 innings Monday’s Games detroit 10, toronto 5 Boston 2, Minnesota 1, 11 innings oakland 7, texas 2 chicago White sox at L.a. angels, late Tuesday’s Games Kansas city (davies 1-4) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 1-2), 7:05 p.m. seattle (pineda 4-2) at Baltimore (arrieta 4-1), 7:05 p.m. tampa Bay (sonnanstine 0-0) at cleveland (tomlin 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 4-1) at toronto (drabek 2-2), 7:07 p.m. oakland (anderson 2-2) at texas (c.Lewis 2-4), 8:05 p.m. detroit (porcello 2-2) at Minnesota (Liriano 2-4), 8:10 p.m. chicago White sox (danks 0-5) at L.a. angels (pineiro 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games detroit at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. oakland at texas, 2:05 p.m. Kansas city at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. tampa Bay at cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Boston at toronto, 7:07 p.m. chicago White sox at L.a. angels, 10:05 p.m.



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NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday’s Games L.a. dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Florida 8, Washington 0 pittsburgh 5, Houston 4 st. Louis 3, Milwaukee 1 cincinnati 2, chicago cubs 0 san diego 4, arizona 3 san Francisco 3, colorado 0 atlanta 5, philadelphia 2 Monday’s Games pittsburgh 4, L.a. dodgers 1 philadelphia 6, Florida 4 cincinnati 6, Houston 1 Milwaukee 4, san diego 3 colorado 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Tuesday’s Games L.a. dodgers (Lilly 2-3) at pittsburgh (correia 5-2), 7:05 p.m. philadelphia (Halladay 5-1) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Marquis 3-1) at atlanta (t.Hudson 4-2), 7:10 p.m. cincinnati (Bailey 1-0) at Houston (Myers 1-2), 8:05 p.m. st. Louis (carpenter 0-2) at chicago cubs (Zambrano 4-1), 8:05 p.m. san diego (richard 1-3) at Milwaukee (Marcum 3-1), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (pelfrey 2-3) at colorado (Hammel 3-1), 8:40 p.m. arizona (i.Kennedy 3-1) at san Francisco (Lincecum 3-3), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games san diego at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. cincinnati at Houston, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at colorado, 3:10 p.m. L.a. dodgers at pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Washington at atlanta, 7:10 p.m. st. Louis at chicago cubs, 8:05 p.m. arizona at san Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Associated Press MIAMI — The Philadelphia Phillies turned four double plays behind Joe Blanton, who came off the disabled list to pitch five innings and earn his first victory of the season by helping to beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 on Monday night. Blanton (1-1) allowed eight hits but left with a 6-3 lead. He made his first start since April 23 after being sidelined with an impingement in his throwing elbow. The Phillies won for the 18th time in their past 21 games in Miami. The Marlins’ start matches the best in franchise history, but they’ve lost four of their past five games to fall three behind the NL East-leading Phillies (23-11), who have the best record in the majors. Ryan Madson pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Gaby Sanchez of Florida drove in three runs with his fifth homer and a double. Pirates 4, Dodgers 1 PITTSBURGH — Neil Walker hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and surging Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles to move above .500 in mid-May for the first time in seven years. Garrett Jones led off the eighth with a walk before Walker laced a shot into the right-field corner off Los Angeles starter Chad Billingsley (2-2). Jones scored all the way from first to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead. Lyle Overbay and Ryan Doumit followed with a pair of run-scoring doubles as the Pirates won their third straight. The victory lifted Pittsburgh to 18-17, the latest the Pirates have been above .500 in a season since they were 23-22 on May 29, 2004. The Dodgers have lost seven of nine. Brewers 4, Padres 3 MILWAUKEE — Zack Greinke struck out nine over six effective innings in his home debut and Rickie Weeks homered, lift-

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catawba product Jerry sands and aaron Miles, right, watch their Los angeles dodgers teammates struggle in a 4-1 loss to pittsburgh on Monday. ing Milwaukee over San Diego. Greinke (1-1) bounced back from a disappointing start Wednesday for his first win with the Brewers by allowing five hits to the struggling Padres, who came in with a major league-worst .215 batting average. Milwaukee’s bullpen held on, thanks to a key double play turned by shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and Weeks in the eighth. John Axford pitched the ninth for his sixth save. Reds 6, Astros 1 HOUSTON — Travis Wood hit a threerun homer and pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to lead Cincinnati over Houston.

Wood’s shot to the Crawford Boxes in left field made it 3-0 in the third inning and Ramon Hernandez pushed the lead to 5-0 with a two-run homer to almost the same spot an inning later. Rockies 2, Mets 1 DENVER — Chris Iannetta broke a seventh-inning tie with a homer that barely cleared the left-field wall and Colorado snapped its four-game skid. Iannetta, who stretched out a double that led to Colorado’s first run two innings earlier, sent an 81 mph slider from lefty Chris Capuano into the tunnel down the left-field line for his fifth home run with one out in the seventh.

Crawford’s 11th-inning double decides game Associated Press

Angels’ Wells suffers injury Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels left fielder Vernon Wells has left a game against the Chicago White Sox because of a strained groin. Wells was injured running out a grounder in the fourth inning Monday night. He is batting .183 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 35 games. The three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner was acquired from Toronto on Jan. 21 with four years and $86 million remaining on a $126 million, seven-year contract he signed with the Blue Jays.  DENVER — New York Mets right-hander Chris Young might need season-ending surgery after reinjuring his pitching shoulder. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Monday Young hasn’t decided whether to try lengthy rehabilitation or to have an operation to repair a tear in his anterior capsule. The same injury limited him to four starts last season. Young underwent an MRI Sunday in New York and the diagnosis was made Monday by team medical director David Altchek. Young, who is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four starts, was scheduled to start Saturday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers but had trouble warming up before the game. The team decided to put him on the disabled list, retroactive to May 2, for the second time this season. The Mets also said top prospect Jenrry Mejia will have elbow reconstruction surgery. He had seen renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Ricco said Altchek will perform the surgery.  MILWAUKEE — Brewers utility man Erick Almonte spent an entire week trying to rid himself of nausea and dizziness, symptoms of a concussion that landed him on the new seven-day disabled list. Almonte returned to physical activity Monday after clearing his baseline test earlier in the day. The first player on the DL for concussions, Almonte said he flunked the test last week.

BOSTON — Pinch-runner Jose Iglesias raced around from first to score on close play at the plate on Carl Crawford’s one-out double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. Boston beat Minnesota the final three games of a four-game series, and won for the 11th time in 12 games in Fenway Park. The Red Sox closed out their longest homestand of the season at 6-5. Hideki Okajima (1-0) pitched two innings, getting out of a twoon, one-out jams in each, for the win. Jed Lowrie drew a one-out walk against Jim Hoey (0-1) and Iglesias pinch ran. Crawford lofted one off The Wall and Iglesias slid in just ahead of the throw from short left by shortstop Matt Tolbert, knocking catcher Rene Rivera over as he scored. Tigers 10, Blue Jays 5 TORONTO — Max Scherzer won his sixth consecutive decision, Victor Martinez hit a tworun homer and Detroit beat Toronto. Scherzer (6-0) has not lost in eight starts this season. His season-opening winning streak is the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Jeremy Bonderman won eight straight in 2007. Scherzer allowed two runs and five hits in five innings, matching his shortest start of the year. He walked three and

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Los angeles’ alberto callaspo is tagged out in a rundown by chicago third baseman Brent Morel. struck out five. Martinez went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Austin Jackson had four RBIs for the Tigers, who have won six of seven to even their record at 18-18. Toronto lost for the seventh time in nine games and dropped a season-high five games below .500. Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow (1-2), who had allowed just one hit and one walk through the first three innings, fell apart in the fourth, when the

Tigers scored six runs and sent 10 batters to the plate. Athletics 7, Rangers 2 ARLINGTON, Texas— Trevor Cahill pitched seven strong innings to earn his sixth straight win to start the season and Josh Willingham homered and drove in five runs and Oakland beat Texas. Cahill (6-0) matched the major league lead with his sixth victory, and equaled his career best by winning his seventh consecutive decision. The 23-year-

old right-hander struck out seven, walked one and allowed five hits. He became Oakland’s first 6-0 starter in 21 years. Willingham, in the Oakland lineup after appealing his onegame suspension for making contact with an umpire, hit a three-run homer in the third put the Athletics ahead to stay. C.J. Wilson (4-2), coming off a complete game victory at Seattle last Wednesday, allowed only two hits over seven innings. But the left-hander walked five and hit another batter — and those accounted for four of the five runs against him. He struck out two. Bradley gets axe SEATTLE — Slumping Milton Bradley was cut by the Seattle Mariners on Monday, leaving the temperamental outfielder again looking for a new job. The Mariners designated Bradley for assignment, giving them 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors. He was making $13 million this season. “The situation with Milton is that we determined he’s not part of our future and not part of our present,” Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said. Hamilton set for BP ARLINGTON, Texas — American League MVP Josh Hamilton is set to start taking batting practice Friday, a month and a day after getting hurt. The Texas Rangers said Monday that their slugger will take BP before the opener of a weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels.

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0 torreal c 4 0 0 0 1 Morlnd rf 4 1 2 1 0 c.davis 3b 4 0 1 0 0 Borbon cf 3 0 1 0 aBeltre ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 28 7 4 7 Totals 35 2 9 1 Oakland 003 000 040—7 Texas 000 010 010—2 e—c.jackson (1), an.laroche (4), c.davis (1). dp—oakland 1, texas 3. Lob—oakland 4, texas 7. 2b— (4). Hr—Willingham (6), Moreland (5). sb—crisp (9), andrus (11). sf—M.ellis. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland cahill W,6-0 7 5 1 1 1 7 1 ⁄3 1 1 0 0 0 Blevins 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Ziegler Breslow 1 2 0 0 0 1 Texas c.wilson L,4-2 7 2 5 5 5 2 tucker 0 2 2 2 2 0 tomko 2 0 0 0 1 0 c.Wilson pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. tucker pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. HBp—by c.Wilson (crisp). Wp—cahill. t—2:43. a—24,375 (49,170).

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Blackburn 61⁄3 7 1 1 0 0 0 perkins 12⁄3 Mijares 2 1 0 0 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 Hoey L,0-1 Boston Beckett 7 6 0 0 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 aceves H,2 1 papelbon Bs,1-61 ⁄3 1 0 0 okajima W,1-0 2 2 0 0 Balk—aceves. t—3:55. a—37,276 (37,493).

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Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926 Wicker furniture set, settee, chair and storage box/ottoman. Very good condition. Moving. $150/obo. 704-223-7057 Wicker patio set, round table with glass top & 4 chairs. $200 obo. Call 704-857-9067

Lawn mower. 40 inch riding mower. ariens. 15 horse. runs well, cuts good. $500. Please call 704-224-3752.

French Provencal antique white w/gold trim. Dresser, mirror, 2 night stands, bureau, & headboard. Solid construction, good condition $650. 704639-0645

Workbench and matching hutch, very sturdy, birch, 84x20 inches. Excellent condition. Moving. $50/obo. 704-223-7057

Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

Child Care and Nursery Schools


Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

FOR JUNK CASH CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

Horse Quality Hay for Sale

Horse quality fescue and orchard grass mix hay, spring cutting. Field pick up. $2.50/bale. Call Gary now for future notification when hay is ready. 704239-6242. Rockwell area. HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective. Decide Today 704-933-1982 Kerosene heater, Siegler. With blower. $100. Please call 704-640-6214 for more information Kid's Pool Table like new $50. Please Call 704-642-7155

Building, used, for sale 10' x 12' metal building with wood frame. Like new will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr. at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 south. Call 704-798-0634 Chair pad pillows, 6, only $2 each. Yard edger $10, women's Timberland boots $35. 704-640-4373 after 5pm for more information. DISH NETWORK'S Lowest All-Digital Price! As low as $24.99/mo plus Free HD For Life! Call for limited time bonus! Call Now. 1-888-679-4649

Lumber All New!

2x4x14 $3 2x6x14 $5.50 2x4x16 $4.75 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x93” $1.75 2x10x14 $5 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Fuel containers. Heavy gauge poly. Racing fueld containers. 5 gallons. 2 ~ $40 each. Excellent condtiion. 336-998-3893 after 6pm

Paddle boat. Pelican 4 person DLX Monio fiberglass, blue. $399. new - 704 213-9811

Pet & Livestock Services

Pet & Livestock Services

Seeking Employment In Home Care Giver 25 years experience Prepare meals, light cleaning, weekdays only 4-6 hours per day 704-938-6268

Quality Affordable Childcare



Position available for MDS Coordinator (LPN or RN), 8:30am-5pm, M-F, must be experienced in 3.0. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St.

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 • 7B


Antiques & Collectibles China cabinet, antique and 8 place rose pattern china cabinet is 1930s and china was made in 1925. $250 OBO. 704213-1709

Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101 Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277

Join Us At the 5th Annual Duck Day Races for a Cure! Sat. May 14th

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392


at Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury 1915 Moorseville Rd. Proceeds benefit the Rowan County Relay for Life • Rubber Duckie Races & Games • Sausage Biscuits, Ice Cream & Baked Goods for sale • Yard & Craft Sale (No Charge, But Donations Appreciated. Call To Reserve Space) • Business Vendors Welcome (no charge for space, but contributions prize or donation contributions would be appreciated)

Clean, smoke-free, reliable. 17 yrs. exp. 6 wks & up. All shifts. Reasonable Rates 704-787-4418 704-279-0927 F Ref. Avail. F

R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

Cleaning Services Complete Cleaning Service. Basic, windows, spring, new construction, & more. 704-857-1708

Elaine's Special Cleaning Sparkling Results, Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates & References Given.


Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340.

Carport and Garages


Cleaning Services

Home Improvement



H Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Carport and Garages Lippard Garage Doors Installations, repairs, electric openers. 704636-7603 / 704-798-7603

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All types concrete work ~ Insured ~ NO JOB TOO SMALL! Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates

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I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C.

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

Openings for childcare in christian home for 1st and 2nd shifts. Reasonable rates. Contact 704642-0488. High Rock Lake area.

Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

Piedmont AC & Heating Electrical Services Lowest prices in town!! 704-213-4022

Home Improvement A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471

3200 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-6613

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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~704-637-6544~ Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

Masonry and Brickwork

Mowing, seeding, shrubs, retainer walls. All construction needs. Sr. Discount. 25 Yrs. Exper. Lic. Contractor

~ 704-202-2390 ~

The Floor Doctor

Hodges Plumbing Services High quality work. Good prices on all your masonry needs.

Miscellaneous Services Basinger Sewing Machine Repair. Parts & Service – Salisbury. 704-797-6840 or 704-797-6839

Complete plumbing repairs. Rotten floors & water damage. $45 service calls. Senior Citizen's discounts.

Call today! Immediate Response!


Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842 GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542 Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Moving and Storage

Roofing and Guttering

TH Jones Mini-Max Storage 116 Balfour Street Granite Quarry Please 704-279-3808

SEAMLESS GUTTER Licensed Contractor C.M. Walton Construction, 704-202-8181

Painting and Decorating Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976.

Cathy's Painting Service Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335

John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763.

Mow, Trim & Blow $35 Average Yard Ask for Jeffrey

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Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731

Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-431-7225

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

• Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services


Mobile Home Supplies~ City Consignment Company New & Used Furniture. Please Call 704636-2004

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304

Summer Special! I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502

Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

Tree Service

Junk Removal

cars, trucks & vans. Any junk vehicle. $275 & up. Call Tim at 980-234-6649

Plumbing Services

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B & L Home Improvement Including carpentry, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, roofing, flooring. Free Estimates, Insured .... Our Work is Guaranteed!

Located at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A deluxe boarding facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and “pocket pets”.

Billy J. Cranfield, Total Landscape

Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner – “The House Whisperer!”

Heating and Air Conditioning

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast

Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787

A-1 Residential & Commercial Mow/Trim At least 10% less than other lawn services. We promise to beat them all. Call David at 704-640-1198

Professional Services Unlimited


coverage, arts and entertainment

“We can erase your bad credit — 100% guaranteed” The Federal Trade Commission says any credit repair company that claims to be able to legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report is lying. There's no easy fix for bad credit. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Salisbury Post & the FTC.

Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592


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Financial Services

Grading & Hauling

Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325


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Reliable Fence All Your Fencing Needs, Reasonable Rates, 21 years experience. (704)640-0223

Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC


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Free Estimates Bud Shuler & Sons Fence Co. 225 W Kerr St 704-633-6620 or 704-638-2000 Price Leader since 1963

Stoner Painting Contractor • 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • Mildew Removal • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Hide While You Seek! Our ‘blind boxes’ protect your privacy.

MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

Tutoring Services CNA Classes 6 week training courses, meet 2 x per week. Low cost. Call 980-475-8520 for info and application.

8B • TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Pet Carrier, X-Large, measures (Dog), Light 30.5"x26.5"x40". Beige, $40. Please call 704-223-0800

Pressure washer, 1800 psi, Husky. Used 3 times. $100 firm. Call 704-2794701 5pm-7pm

Sewing Machine, Vintage Singer with cabinet and attachments. Good condition. $100 704-279-4275

Wedding dress, size 16, strapless, ivory, never worn. $400. Call 704773-8089

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Razor-150 standing kids scooter electric w/charger $75. 704-642-7155 Receiver hitch, OEM, fits 97/11 dodge Dakota/Durango. $100 phone 336-940-3134 STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821



Tailgate protector chrome 97-04 Dodge Dakota $40. Call 336-940-3134 for more info. Television, 36” Sony Trinitron w/digital converter box & stand, $125. 25” Zenith w/converter box, $50. 25” Sanyo, $50. Sanyo VCR, $25. 336-909-1996 Truck Bed Cover, fiberglass, painted white w/ lock. $275. Fits Ford F150 reg & ext cab Short Bed New in Box (336) 357-5839 Vacuum, Eureka Maxima, micro filtration, lt. wt. Has brush and two wands. Good condition. $40. 704-209-0981

Winch. 12V, 3,000lb, New. Wireless Remote use anchor, boat, ATV, stump. $69.99. Call 704-784-2488.

Music Sales LIKE NEW!! Brownsville electric bass with case & Fender Bassman amp. Both used only twice! Amp bought slightly used. $450 FIRM. 704-213-6993

Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Looking to buy timber, large or small tracts. Please call Ricky at 336984-1032 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

No. 61386 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Penny Ann Greene. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of August, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 10th day of May, 2011. Betty Watkins, Executor of the estate of Penny Ann Greene, File #11E446,529 Hwy. 11E, New Market, TN 37820 Robert N. Crosswhite, Attorney, 239 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677

No. 61358 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 11-SP-136 - 8539 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Benjamin D. Lyerly, dated August 19, 2002 and recorded on August 19, 2002, in Book No. 0948, at Page 0800 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on May 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 125 Graceland Place, Salisbury, NC 28146 Tax Parcel ID: 633A002 Present Record Owners: Benjamin D. Lyerly The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809 No. NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 11-SP-238 - 8303 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Miguel Pacheco and Maria J. Pacheco, dated March 28, 2006 and recorded on March 28, 2006, in Book No. 1061, at Page 688 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on May 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of China Grove, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 815 Stokes Street, China Grove, NC 28023 Tax Parcel ID: 114-H-010 Present Record Owners: Miguel Pacheco and Maria J. Pacheco

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Free dog. Snoopy needs a very sweet owner & fenced yard He is 65 lbs,, aprox. 5 yr old, bull dog mix. No children please 704-224-3895 Freezer. 20 cu. ft. chest freezer. Motor runs. Needs freon. Please call 704-746-4492 Kittens, free, adorable! 8 weeks old, mixed. Box trained in Salisbury 704267-7052. Lost black and white female Boston Terrier in China Grove. Needs meds. Please Call Mike 704-856-8632

Instruction How to know you'll go! 4 min. recorded message. Call now. 704-983-8841

Lost & Found Found brown dog, downtown Salisbury area. Call to identify 704633-4754 Found dog. Possibly Beagle mix, dark gold with black tail, Patterson Rd., May 1. Please call to identify. 704-754-7540 Found dog. Small bulldog, black, at China Grove Sports field, Tuesday evening, May 3. Call to identify. 704-857-1439 Found puppy. Brown puppy found May 4 on S. Salisbury Ave in Spencer. Please call to identify. 336-406-6117 LOST - GOLD CHARM BRACELET Lost - Gold charm bracelet with 5 charms near the Suntrust bank in Spencer. Reward offered for return. 704-630-9117

The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

Lost Schnoodle, black, male. From Jake Alexander Blvd. beside Discount Tire & Select Staffing on May 3rd. Please call 704-267-4172 to return

Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

Lost white male cat, slight orange, with blue eyes. If you have seen him or have him please call 704-636-1054

An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.

Homes for Sale 601 West. Handyman's Delight. House needs repair. 2BR, 2BA. Asking $15,000. Call after 11am for info. 704-636-9997


Notices Locke Township Fire Department 5405 Mooresville Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147

504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 corner lot, sq.ft., hardwood floors, new windows, remodeled bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $83,900. Call 704-279-3821

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Manufactured Home Sales

Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

Spencer Salisbury

Motivated Seller

Salisbury. Providence Church Road. 3BR/2BA, garage, two car carport, new roof, new interior paint, washer, dryer and dishwasher, 3 large lots, 3 outbuildings, central air & heat. $109,000. 704637-6950

Alexander Place

New Listing

2 BR, 1 BA, covered front double pane porch, windows, double attached carport, big yard, fence. 52179 $99,400 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663 Rockwell


Lease Purchase

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091


3 BR, 2 BA, Well established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

4 BR, 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $123,000 Rent to Own Option. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale


B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

Lost Puppy. Tri-color St. Bernard 4 month old puppy in vicinity of Chinquapin Rd/Hwy 601 near Davie county line. Answers to name of Titus, wearing NC State collar and has had recent hair cut. If found or any information at all contact Courtney @ 336-2448217. Please help bring him home.

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.

Granite Quarry

Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

No. 61385 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Samuel Alvarez, VAMC, Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of August, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 5th day of May, 2011. James L. Carter, Jr., as Administrator for the estate of Samuel Alvarez, deceased, file #11e405, 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Homes for Sale

BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase. China Grove

Home Sweet Home

In country. 2 or 3BR, 1 large BA on 2 acres. 1,450 sq. ft with 1,450 sq. ft. basement. All heated & cooled. Extra large living room, kitchen, dining area, den. 2 fireplaces. 1 car attached garage. Brick. In country. Also, carport & outbuilding. 2 covered porches. Paved drive. $139,900. Call 704-795-3967 China Grove

New Listing

2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405



3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $164,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Salisbury

Awesome Location

3BR, 2BA. $3,500 in closing. New hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. R51492 $124,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Wanted: Real Estate *Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Salisbury, Country living at its best with community gated boat ramp, access to High Rock Lake, 1.02 ac., 2400 sq.ft. 3BR/2½BA Master BR on main floor, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, great room, hardwood flooring, open floor plan, bonus room can BR, 26x40 detached be used as 4th workshop/garage. $319,000 704-212-7313

New Cape Cod Style House 2,500 total sq. ft. Appliances Included Built on your lot $126,900



Convenient Location

Homes for Sale


Very nice 2 BR, 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $96,500. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty Salisbury

Cleveland. Beautiful, pristine brick home on 25 acs. 3BR/2BA with bonus room and basement. Has fenced pasture land great for horses & a garden spot. If you want privacy & a great neighborhood along with a beautiful home, wait no more. Call today. $575,000. Motivated Sellers. Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC 704-906-7207

Convenient Location

Bring All Offers

Great Location

3 BR, 2 BA home in wonderful location! Cathedral ceiling, split floor plan, double garage, large deck, storage building, corner lot. R51853 $154,900 Monica Poole 704-2454628 B&R Realty

East Rowan


Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA in a great location, walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling, great room, double attached garage, large lot, back-up generator. A must see. R51757. $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041 Fulton Heights


3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Run Woodbridge subdivision. Storm doors, double pane windows, screened porch, attached double garage. 52136 B&R Realty $169,500 704-202-6041 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

Lake Property GETTING MARRIED, NC lake property must go. 1.5 acres lake front with dock, outstanding views and privacy. $49,000 OBO, great for home or cabin. (828) 394-9298. Ask for Neil GETTING MARRIED, North Carolina lake property must sell now. 8.6 acres with awesome views and privacy, 55K OBO. (828) 475-1319. Ask for Nick.

Land for Sale Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628 Deer and turkey everywhere, 10 secluded acres, pond site on small creek, trails, $79,900 owner fin. 704- 563-8216 E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 RTP West Area, several hundred acres avail. Can be divided. Karen Rufty, B&R Realty. 704-202-6041

$3,000 in Buyer's Closing Costs. 3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $82,000. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty

Wonderful Home

Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $84,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Nice Setting

Salisbury E. Spencer

New Home


Timber Run Subdivision, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, granite countertops, wood floors, rec room, screened porch, deck. R51603 $349,900 B & R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Lots of Extras

3 BR 2.5 BA has many extras! Great kitchen w/granite, subzero ref., gas cooktop. Formal dining, huge garage, barn, greenhouse. Great for horses or car buffs! R51894 $439,500. Dale Yontz. 704-202-3663 B&R Realty Salisbury

Lots of Room

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $154,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Lots for Sale Faith



Special Financing Lot for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools, starting at $19,500. Your plans or ours. Builders welcome! 704-202-9362 Brand new! 3 BR, 2 BA, home w/great front porch, rear deck, bright living room, nice floor plan. Special financing for qualified buyers. Call today! R52142 $90,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Unique Property

3 BR, 2 BA, up to $2,500 in closing. Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $114,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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Dated: April 11, 2011

Annual Stockholders Meeting

Call Classifieds Today!

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Motivated Seller

Cute 1 BR 1 BA waterfront log home with beautiful view! Ceiling fans, fireplace, front and back porches. R51875 $189,900. Dale Yontz 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space has been completely refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA on 1.26 acres. All new appliances, updated bathrooms (new toilets, sinks, etc.) Two car garage, well water. Septic system drained summer 2010. Electric heat, air conditioning. Large workshop/ garage. $75,000 obo. Call Kellie at 704-701-9468

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when handicapped available; equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196. 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 15% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808 Airport Road, All elec. 2BR, 1BA. $450 per month + dep. & lease. Call 704-637-0370

Available now! Spacious and thoughtfully designed one bedroom apartment homes for Senior Citizens 55+ years of age. $475 rent with only a $99 deposit! Call now for more information 704-639-9692. We will welcome your Section 8 voucher!

BEST VALUE Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town houses, 1½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

West Side Manor Apts. Robert Cobb Rentals Variety World, Inc. 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Western Rowan County

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Manufactured Home Sales Hurry! Gorgeous 4 BR, 2.5 BA, fantastic kitchen, large living and great room. All new paint, carpet, roof, windows, siding. R51926 $144,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$


2-5 BR, nice homes, nice areas. RENT TO OWN. 704-630-0695 Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home, nice kitchen, split floor plan, covered deck, garden area, garage, storage building, privacy fence. R52207. $139,900. Poole, B&R Monica Realty, 704-245-4628

William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

True Modular Display Home For Sale. 120 MPH Wind Zone. No Steel Frames. All 16" O.C. All Drywall Interior. DH Thermal Windows. 9 ft. ceilings. Deluxe cabinets, molding & much more. 3 BR, 2 BA with Saddle Roof Porch. NC Delivery Only. $139,000 value for $109,000. 704-463-1516

China Grove. Very nice. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Deposit required. Please call 704-279-8428 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

Clean, well maintained, 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385

SALISBURY POST Apartments Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Houses for Rent

Conveniently Located!

Houses for Rent Salisbury, 2 BR houses & apts, $525/mo and up. 704-633-4802

Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, newly renovated. $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896 East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Designer Home in City. Minutes to I-85/Lowe's Shopping Center. Garage, hardwood floors, central air, dishwasher, W/D, yard maintenance incl, $900 rent + deposit. 704-636-8188 E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator and stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Salis. 523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $330/mo + $330/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915. Salis., 2BR/1BA, W/D conn. $500/mo. Total remodel. All elec. Sect. 8 OK. 704-202-5022 Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

East Spencer, 608 Sides Lane. Brick ranch style house with 3BR, 2 BA, LR, DR & Den. Eat in kitchen, laundry room, Central Heat & A/C. Carpet in all rooms. Sec 8 only. No pets. Rent $750. Dep $500. Call 732-770-1047. Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 Granite Quarry


Salisbury Airport Rd, 1BR / 1BA, water, trash collection incl'd. All elec. $395/mo. 704633-0425 Lv Msg Salisbury City, Lincolnton Rd. 1BR/1BA, very spacious, good n'hood, $375 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury Nr. VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, appl req'd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury, completely renovated. 1, 2, 3 BR, Cent heat. Appli. Incl'd. Section 8 OK. 704-399-0414 Salisbury. 2BR duplex. Stove, refrig. furnished. Quiet. $395/mo. Call Bob @ 704-633-4081 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Houses for Rent 2 BR, 1 BA, close to hospital by city park. Has refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer. Nice yard, cute. Rent $650, Dep., $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, country club/park area, nice, extra large master. RENT TO OWN. $650/mo. 704-630-0695 2/1 DUPLEX NICE NEIGHBORHOOD Clean and cozy duplex in Fulton Heights. $450/mo. 1117 Fries 704-797-6130 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit Call Rowan $600. Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA, country. Skylights, deck, 2000 sqft. nice. RENT TO OWN. $1195/mo. 704-630-0695 4BR, basement, fenced, nice area. RENT TO OWN. Only $2,900 dn. $799/mo. 704-630-0695

2200 Sq. Ft., 4BR/2BA, newer home, no pets, $1200/month or sale $205,000. Granite tops, ceramic and wood floors. Granite Quarry/E. Rowan schools. Lease Option also available. 704-2029362 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis - 520A North Rose Ave, 1 BR 1 BA duplex $500/mo.; 610 Florence Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA $510/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Kannapolis. 2BR, 1BA. Central heat & air. On Lane St. $550/mo. China Grove. 2BR, 2BA mobile home. Central heat & air. $500/mo. 704-855-2600 Near China Grove. 2BR, 1BA. Limit 3. No pets. $600/mo. Dep. & credit check req. 704-279-4838 Near Spencer and Salisbury, 2 bedroom, one bath house in quiet, nice neighborhood. No pets. Lease, dep, app and refs req. $600/mo, $600 dep, 704-797-4212 before 7pm. 704-2395808 after 7pm.

American Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. All electric, no pets. $695 rent, $600 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446 Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

Beside ACE HARDWARE, #229 E Main St Hwy 52, 2,700 sq ft finished store front combined with 2,100 sq ft warehouse. May divide into smaller space. Call 704279-4115 or email

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

Salisbury, North Shaver Street, 2BR/1BA, gas heat, $425 per month. 704-633-0425 Lv msg

South Rowan area. Attractive mobile home lots. Water, garbage, sewer furnished. $160/mo. 704636-1312 or 704-798-0497

Never Before Leased!

East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Living room (would be great office), great room, glass/ screened porch. Laundry Gas log FP in great room. Central heat & air. Gazebo, storage building! Credit check, lease. $895/month + deposit. No pets. Call 704639-6000 or 704-633-0144

Manufactured Home for Rent


Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

W Rowan/Woodleaf school dist. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. $425/mo. 704-754-7421

Nr. Carson H.S., 2BR / 1BA, $375 + dep., & Faith, 2BR/1BA, $350 + dep. NO PETS! 704-279-4282

Office and Commercial Rental

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

Dodge Challenger SE, 2010. Inferno red crystal pearlcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F11205A. $23,287. Call 1-800-542-9758

$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020

Salisbury, Old Concord Rd., 2BR/1BA, private lot, $375 per month + deposit. 704-640-5750

Financing Available!

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704-279-8377

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour exterior surveillance, and ample lighting parking. 900-1800 sq feet avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100


Salisbury. Perfect location near Court House & County Building. Six individual offices. New central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance, conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, complete integrated phone system with video capability in each office & nice reception area. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appt only. 704-636-1850 Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Rowan County. Nice block building for lease or sale. Great location for a community type use or a small business. Has two baths, a kitchen and office area. Call for details. Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC 704-906-7207

Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $525/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307 Salisbury

They don't build them like this anymore!

Great Space!

Office Suite for Lease. Two large rooms, 26' x 13' and 10' x 16'. Also included is a large shared kitchen/break room space with private BR. 1 year lease preferred; $750 monthly rent includes all utilities. Free Wi-Fi. Call 704-636-1811. Salisbury

2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, expansive kitchen, jetted tub, beautiful original mantles & staircase, bedrooms w/great storage, sunroom & deck, walking distance to shops & dining. 704-616-1383

We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Tom Bost at B & R Realty 704-202-4676


Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Saturn SL, 2002, Cranberry with Gray Cloth interior 1.9L AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD all power, AM/FM/CD, alloy rims, nonsmoker, GAS SAVERRRR!! 704-603-4255

Cadillac Sedan Deville, 1996. Gold with black leather. Cold AC. New CD player. 20” rims plus original wheels. 119,000 miles. Owner can finance. $5,000 obo. Call 704-798-4375

Buick Lucerne CXL, 2007. Dual power seats, leather, fully loaded, one owner. $12,995. 704-720-0520

Toyota Camry, 2003, white with gray interior, automatic, all power options - AM/ FM/ tape/ CD changer, interior deluxe trim, has had regular maintenance, excellent condition, runs beautifully, garage kept. $7950. 704-639-9401.

Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sedan, 2003. Crystal blue metallic exterior with gray interior. F11243B1. $10,487. 1-800-542-9758


Chrysler Crossfire, 2005, coupe, gray. 6 cylinder Mercedes engine. 6 speed manual, anti-lock brakes, side airbag, CD/AM/FM stereo. Low miles, power everything, spoiler, good on gas, heated seats, navigation, air conditioning, cruise control. $13,500. 704-326-5049

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)


VW Jetta GLX-VR6, 2002. Automatic, sunroof, leather interior. One of a kind. Call Steve 704-603-4255

Boats & Watercraft

Boats & Watercraft

Now Open!

Service & Parts

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles of Salisbury. south Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

Transportation Dealerships CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000

Mercury Grand Marquis LS Sedan, 2004. Dare Toreador red clearcoat exterior with light flint interior. F11106A. $9,787. 1-800-542-9758

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Transportation Dealerships

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107 Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Now Open!

Chevrolet Cobalt LS, 2008. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Volvo V70 XC A SR AWD Turbo w/SR, 2001. Silver Metallic/Tan Leather, 2.4L 5-cyl. Engine, AUTO TRANSMISSION, all power ops, SUNROOF, AM/FM/ CD, alloy rims EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

Ads that work pay for themselves. Ads that don’t work are expensive. Description brings results!

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Rentals & Leasing

Now Open!

Toyota Camry LE V6 Sedan, 1998. Cashmere beige metallic exterior with sage interior. F11054C. $3,887. 1-800-542-9758


Ford Crown Victoria LX, 2001. Toreador Red clearcoat metallic exterior with medium parchment interior. Stock# F11241A. $6,987. 1-800-542-9758

Motorcycles & ATVs

50 cc Trike. Brand new! $1,895. Also, nice new Tao Scooters only $895. 704-720-0520

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan, 2010. Tuscan Sun metallic exterior with charcoal interior. P7645. $18,387. 1-800-542-9758

Now Open!!

Office Space

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, all electric, refrigerator & stove, W/D connections, back deck, easy access to 29A, close to elementary school and Head Start. $550/mo. + $550 deposit. Section 8 accepted. 704-784-4785

(former Sagebrush location)

Super Clean!

Lexus 2004 ES330, excellent milage, low miles, loaded (navigation, Mark Levinson Sound, etc). Lexus maintained. Perfect condition. $12,900. 704633-4771

Ford 2005 Focus SES SX4 automatic, am/fm CD, power windows, power door locks, 116,000 miles, $5,900. Call 704-647-0881

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Rentals & Leasing

Ford Taurus SEL Sedan, 2008. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with tan cloth interior. P7689. $14,787 1-800-542-9758

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Transportation Financing

A Camry to care for

Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black w/black leather interior, 6 sp. auto trans, 4.2L V8 engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-6034255

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Hyundai Sonata, 2006. V6, sunroof, leather interior. Fully loaded. Only 64,000 miles. $10,995. 704-720-0520

Motorcycles & ATVs

Now Open!

Chrysler Crossfire Coupe, 2004. Sapphire Silver Blue Metallic exterior with dark slate gray interior. Stock # T11340A. $9,587. 1-800542-9758

Spencer 2BR, 1BA $550/mo + deposit & 3 BR, 2BA $675/mo + deposit. Refs. 704-202-1627

Rooms for Rent

Infinity G5, 2003. Black Leather, Obsidian/Black 3.5L V6, auto trans, BOSE AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, alloy rims. LUXURY FOR HALF THE PRICE!!!! 704-603-4255

Kia, 2005, Amanti. 68,000 miles. Charcoal gray. Fully loaded with sunroof. CD & cassette player. New brakes & rear tires. $9,600 obo. Call 704-754-2549

Rowan. 2BR. East trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255


Salisbury. 1018 West Horah St. 4BR, 3BA with 2 kitchens. $750/mo. Please call 919-519-7248

Chevrolet Classic Sedan, 2005. Summit white exterior with neutral interior. T11291A. $5,587. 1-800-542-9758

Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appls furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831

Now Open!

Cadillac Seville SLS Sedan, 2001. Cashmere exterior with oatmeal interior. Stock #F11236B. $7,987.1-800-542-9758

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239 Salisbury 2BR, 1BA, $625/mo incl water, trash & yard, all elec with CHA. Sec 8 OK. 704-202-2228

BMW 325i Sedan, 2006. Sparkling graphite metallic exterior with gray interior. T11377A. $15,987. 1-800-542-9758

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263

5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011


1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636


Salisbury. 2BR, 1½BA. 2car carport. Partially fenced yard. Central air & heat. Appliances. 704-638-0108


Salisbury, Kent Exec. $100 & up, 1st Park, month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879

Office Complex


516 Woodland Dr. 3 BR, 1.5 BA $795/mo. One story brick, single carport. 1,200 sq.ft., corner lot. Large kitchen w/breakfast area, LR, laundry room, attic access, Upgrades: plantation shutters, tile & wood floors, new tile countertops. All appliances & new roof. Storage bldg, new electric heat pump. Robbie, 704883-6973.

Salisbury, near Ellis Park. Old Mocksville Rd. 3BR, 2BA double-wide. Electric heat & air. Well water. Storage building with small shed. Garbage service included. $750/ mo. + $750 deposit. No Section 8. 704-279-5765

Office and Commercial Rental

East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 • 9B


Transportation Financing

CASH FOR YOUR CAR! We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663.

Honda Accord 2.4 EX Coupe, 2008. San Marino Red exterior with black interior. F10492A1. $17,878. 1-800-542-9758

Weekly Special Only $18,995

Honda Accord, 2004. Automatic, leather. V-6. Sunroof. Extra clean! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Honda, 1993 Civic White w/ black interior, LS driver and passenger seat. Bronze Circuit 8'' wheels, JDM fog lights, front and rear EBC brake rotors and pads. KGB 4 way adjustable suspension. Car has 170,000 miles; motor has 50,000 miles. Clean title. $3,500. John, 704-279-8346

Call us and Get Results!

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Boats & Watercraft

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC 2004 Mercedes Benz E500, V8, Fully loaded, navigation. Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

Collector Cars

Ranger Fish & Ski boat, 1993. 150 HP, 18 ft., one owner, $4,000. 704-2093106

Collector Cars

Now Open!

Chevrolet Equinox, 2005. All wheel drive, leather, sunroof, V6, loaded with options. From $11,995 (2 to choose from) 704-720-0520

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Now Open!!

Volkswagen Beetle GLS, 2000. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Honda Odyssey EX, 2006. Super clean, must see, 80,000 miles. $14,995 704-720-0520

10B • TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


CLASSIFIED Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Buick Ranier CXL SUV, 2007. Cashmere metallic exterior with cashmere interior. T11239A. $12,687. 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS, 2010. Victory Red exterior with dark titanium interior. T11392A. $18,787. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge Ram 1500 SLT / Laramie Crew Cab, 2004. Bright white clearcoat exterior with dark slate gray interior. F10362A. $10,987. 1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

BMW X5, 2001. Alpine White / Tan leather interior 3.0 v6 tiptronic trans. AWD, AM/FM/CD. Sunroof. Alloy rims, all pwr options. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

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GMC Sierra, 2003. 1500 ext cab. V8, loaded with options. 93,000 miles. $10,995. 704-720-0520

BMW X5, 2003. Topaz Blue Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.4L auto trans, AM/FM/CD, SUNROOF, all power, 20inch aluminum rims, PERFECT COLOR COMBO! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet HHR LT SUV, 2009. Cardinal red metallic exterior with ebony interior. P7656A. $15,987. 1-800-542-9758




A Rare & Ancient Breed! Cats Free cat to good home. 3 year old white & gray long haired male indoor cat. Fixed. Call for more info 336-655-3375 Free cat. Orange and yellow male. About 8 months old. Litter box trained. Very playful, good with kids. Please call 704-738-3197 Free cat. Silver tabby. Very sweet & pretty shy. Inside only. Everything done. Tests negative. 704-636-0619.

Shar-Pei puppies. Born March 18, black, tan and white, two males, five females. Parents on site. $400. Call 704-639-0155 ABCA BORDER COLLIES

Free cats. 1 black & gray female, spayed. 1 brown & black (tabby) male, neutered. Both indoor cats & litter box trained. Need good home ASAP. interested, please If contact 336-692-7916.

ABCA Border Collie Puppies for sale. Born February 12, 2011. 3 Red/White Males and 2 Black/White Females left. $300. 336-972-2298.

Free kittens to good homes. 4 males, 2 females. White, tan, gray/ white, black. Please call 704-933-1835


FREE KITTENS!!! 3 beautiful long-haired gray females and 1 handsome black/gray long-haired tabby male. Very sweet. 704-857-1579 Free kittens. 2 orange, males & calico female. 6 weeks. Very sweet. Inside only. To a good home. 704-636-0619

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Chihuahua puppies. CKC registered, born March 21, will be small when grown, one blue/tan female $350, three males $300 each. 704-279-3119 Leave message. Dachshund Mix, 2 years old and a Sheltie mix, approx. 2 years old. Both males. Free to good homes. 704-638-6441 Found dog. Small black dog with tannish chest, very friendly, found off Newsome Road. 704637-6052

Free cats & kittens. Young cats and kittens needing desperately loving homes. Phone 704-431-4421 after 5pm

Dodge Durango SLT, 2001. 4x4, leather, 3rd row seat, heated seats. Call Steve 704-603-4255

Greyhound/Lab mix pups free to good homes, 5 girls, 1 boy, 7 months old. Desperate for homes, please help! sam_luvdanes@yahoo 704-202-2330

Free puppies. Chihuahuas, 7 weeks. Only female pups. To good home only. Call 704-855-0118

Ford Econoline F350, 2003. Oxford White/Gray Cloth interior. 6.8 Liter 10 Cylinder AUTOMATIC Engine. TRANSMISSION W/OD. All power options, AM/FM/ tape. Running boards, cold AC, alloy rims, good tires. Nonsmoker. READY FOR DELIVERY!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2010. Black exterior with black interior. P7619. $22,687. 1-800-542-9758

GMC DENALI XL, 2005. White/Tan Leather, 6.0 V8, auto trans, fully loaded AM/FM/CD, NAVIGATION, all power, DVD, TV, chrome rims, 3rd seat READY FOR TEST DRIVE! 704-603-4255

GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT SUV, 2003. Green exterior with neutral/shale interior, Stock #F10528C2. $13,387. 1-800-542-9758.

Honda CR-V EX SUV, 2002. Chianti Red Pearl exterior with saddle interior. F11227A. $9,887 1-800-542-9758

Sweet Babies! Ford Expedition XLT SUV, 2003. Black clearcoat exterior with flint gray interior. T11334A. $12,387. Call 1-800-542-9758. Chihuahua Pups. CKC. 1 male, Cream and 1 female, Black & Tan & White, $350. T-cup. 2-3 lbs full grown. Ready to go. 704603-8257.

Puppies, Beagles. Awesome full-blooded beagle puppies. $90 ea. Please call 704-639-6299

HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our May Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt.

FREE to a good home. LAB/CHOW mix puppies. 7 males, 1 female. Call (704) 637 1310 before 9pm please.

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara SUV, 2007. Steel blue metallic exterior with dark slate gray interior. Stock #F11055A. $19,887. 1-800-542-9758

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Dodge Ram 1500 ST, 2008. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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Jeep Wrangler X, 2003, Bright Silver Metallic/ Gray Cloth, 4.0L HD 5speed manual transmission, AM/FM/CD, cruise, cold AC, 20 inch chrome rims, ready for Summer! Please call 704-603-4255

GMC Yukon XL K1500, 2001. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Now Open!! Lincoln Navigator, 2002. Oxford White/Tan Leather interior, 5.4L, auto trans, AM/FM/Tape/CD changer, DVD, heated & air cooled seats, all power, 3RD seat, chromes rims, lighted running boards, DRIVES AWESOME! 704-603-4255

Ford F-150 Extended Cab, 2005. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium flint interior. F11171A. $11,587. Call 1-800-542-9758.

Saturn VUE V6 SUV, 2007. Storm gray clearcoat exterior with gray interior. Stock #F10528D1. $14,787 1-800-542-9758

Toyota 4Runner SR5 SUV, 1998. Limited Anthracite Metallic exterior with oak interior. F11283A. $6,887. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Highlander Limited, 2003, Vintage Gold Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.0L 4speed auto trans. w/Snow Mode AM/FM/Tape/CD, all power, SUNROOF, dual power & heated seats , extra clean, ready for test drive. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Toyota Tacoma Base Regular Cab, 2006. Black exterior with graphite interior. P7688. $13,287 1-800-542-9758

Honda Element EX, 2006. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Now Open!! Nissan Pathfinder LE, 2002, Sahara Beige Metallic/Tan leather, 3.5L auto trans, all power options, Dual HEATED & POWER AM/FM/Tape/CD seats, changer, sunroof, homelink, LOW MILES, extra clean DON'T LET THIS ONE SLIP AWAY! 704-603-4255

Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Ed., 2003 True Blue Metallic/ Med Parchment leather int., 4.0L (245), SOHC SEFI V6 AUTO, loaded, all pwr, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, alloy rims, heated seats, rides & drives great! 704-603-4255

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Free puppy, female mixed. 4 months old. Very sweet & adorable. Will be medium sized. Must be house dog. 704267-6889. L/M

Dodge Grand Caravan Sport, 2002. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Honda Odyssey EX, 2001, Starlight Silver Metallic/ Gray Cloth, 3.5L, auto trans, AM/FM/CD, dual power doors, 3rd seat alloy rims. READY FOR VACATION! Call Steve at n704-603-4255

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Found female black lab mix on Deadmon Road, Mocksville. Very friendly / wants to come inside. Must find owner or good home. 336-655-3201. Free dogs. Beagles-2 pretty males. 2 y.o. BWTAKC Reg.- PETS ONLYFree to a good home. 704-438-7409

Eddie Bauer Ford Expedition, 2006. Oxford white/ tan cloth interior. 5.4 V8 auto trans, all power ops, AM/FM/CD changer, Sunroof, alloy rims. Lighted running boards, 3rd seat. LIKE NEW !!!! 704-603-4255

Now Open!! Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited SUV, 2005. Black clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. T11271A. $15,787. 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Sienna CE/LE, 2005. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005, Redrock Pearl w/Saddle int., VTEC, V6, 5-sp. auto., fully loaded, all pwr opts, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, pwr leather seats, alloy rims, 3RD seat, sunroof, nonsmoker, LOADED! 704-603-4255

Toyota Tundra Double Cab, SR-5, 2008. Only 13k miles. Extra Clean! Must See! Call Steve 704-603-4255

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428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location)

Puppies. 8 weeks old. Bred for health & temperament. Mother Miss November 2010 German Shepherd calendar. American/Czech/ Canadian lineage. Price nego. Call 704-798-6024. Catahoula hound, free, female, fixed. has shots, one year old. Call 704287-7110

Pit Bull pups, 2 beautiful females, 15 weeks old, shots & wormed. Parents on site. $100 ea. Papers can be acquired but will cost more. Call Jeremy or Leah @ 980-234-6206 anytime. Salisbury area

Oakridge Training Building

Kingston 2 Horse with Ramp, Trailer bumper pull. Excellent condition. New Tires, wood floor stained & sealed, new 1" rubber matting, Steal Frame & Skin. Asking $2,900 OBO 704-738-7286. Salisbury Rabies Clinic. Saturday, May 14th , 8am-12noon. $10 per shot. Follow us on Face Book Animal Care Center of Salisbury. Call 704-637-0227

Beginner training for you and your dog, classes start May 26, 8 weeks for $85 Climate controlled building designed for dogs 704-633-1596 •

Isuzu Rodeo LSE 3.2L V6 SUV, 2002. Blue exterior with gray interior. P7680A. $5,687. 1-800542-9758 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT, 2007. Redfire clearcoat metallic exterior with medium flint interior. Stock# F10563A. $15,787. 1-800-542-9758

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Chevrolet Colorado, 2007. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2004. Stone white clearcoat exterior with taupe interior. Stock # P7669. $10,487. Call 1-800-542-9758

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Birthday? ...

Happy Birthday Gerald W. Wishing you many more. Your LCC Family and Auntie

To a wonderful Grandson on his 21st birthday. Love you Damien. Love, Grandma

Happy Birthday Daddy. Darius

Happy 21st Birthday Damien. Aunt Jackie

Happy 21st Birthday brother Damien. Love you, Jarrell

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 • 11B

Removing public notices from local newspapers would be like letting the foxes guard the hen house. Makes no sense at all, but that’s what might happen if legislation pending in the N.C. General Assembly is approved. HB 472 would allow cities, towns and counties to stop publishing their public notices in the local newspaper. Instead, the governmental units could just place the notices on their own websites. Sponsors claim their aim is to save money. But the result will be a loss of an important system of checks and balances. Currently your local newspaper does more than print these notices. It provides an independent verification that legal notices are printed in the permanent record of the newspaper and published the required number of times. Without this outside verification, government officials can just say “TRUST US.” Call or email your legislators today! Tell them you want notices in your local newspaper! Vote NO on H.B. 472! Don’t put the fox in charge!

If you are uncertain who your legislator is, go to for a link to discover who represents you.

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In “Our Lady of the Snows,” Rudyard Kipling wrote, “The gates are mine to open / As the gates are mine to close.” That is a good axiom for bridge deals, especially in no-trump. The defenders need gates — entries — to establish and run a long suit. In contrast, declarer is attempting to keep those gates — lost tricks — to a minimum. And sometimes it can be important which gate he permits the defense to use first — as in this deal. How should South plan the play in three no-trump after West leads the heart queen? North might have

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passed over West’s one-heart opening, but that is passe these days. South’s two-spade advance was forcing by partnership agreement. North, now wishing he had passed, did not want to rebid his motley club suit, so he raised spades. Then, when South offered a choice of games with three no-trump, North passed with a sigh of relief. It is tempting to take a club finesse at trick two, but that opens the wrong gate first. East wins with his queen and returns a heart, establishing his partner’s suit while West still has the spade ace as an entry. Instead, declarer must drive out West’s guaranteed gate, the spade ace. At trick two, South leads a low spade from his hand. What can West do? If he takes the trick, de-

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clarer has nine winners via four spades, two hearts, two diamonds and one club. If West plays low, South wins with dummy’s queen, leads a diamond to his king, and takes a club finesse, also making his contract with one spade, two hearts, two diamonds and four clubs.

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Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 78year-old male with a problem I hope you can assist with. My hands and legs cramp. None of the doctors I’ve seen have any answers for me, so I hope you can help. Dear Reader: Feet and hands can cramp for a number of reasons. You may have reduced levels of specific nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium or vitamin D in your body. You may be

dehydrated from working or exercising excessively without remembering to keep your fluid levels up. Then, you may have known (or unknown) kidney failure, hypothyroid, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease, or multiple sclerosis. Some medications can include cramping as an unwanted side effect. I recommend that you speak with your physician who can order some simple laboratory testing, review your medications, and get you back on track. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is


your physician to determine whether anything you are eating or using could be a culprit. Adult skin tends to be dryer than that of teens. Therefore, common commercial over-the-counter products for teens are not likely the answer. To begin with, keep things simple. Wash your face twice a day for about a minute in warm water, avoiding longer cleaning periods and hot water. Consider a cleanser such as Cetaphil or Aquanil. Soap up with your hands rather than with an abrasive washcloth that will further irritate your skin. If after several days the process is ineffective, try an over-thecounter retinol product that will cleanse your pores. If the issue continues, ask your physician for a topical antibiotic such as oral clindamycin or tetracycline. You have apparently found a correlation between the fat content in dairy products and your acne. Perhaps your sebaceous glands work overtime when fortified with milk products. This was a good pickup on your part. Thank you for sharing the information.


Dear Dr. Gott: I am 63 and have been plagued by acne since my teenage years. I have, however, found that a way to greatly reduce this problem is by not drinking milk, although skim or 1 percent may be OK. I also try to avoid other foods such as dairy products that are high in fat. I DR. PETER love dairy, but I do try to GOTT avoid the fat. Thanks for your excellent column. Dear Reader: Acne, while extremely annoying, is rather common, especially during the teen years. It becomes less common as we age. The condition is caused by an oily substance known as sebum that is produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. The substance clogs pores that in turn attract bacteria causing the pores to become inflamed. Some adults experience a breakout from hypersensitivity or the overproduction of androgen (hormones released from the adrenal glands, the ovaries in women and the testes in men). Furthermore, some cosmetics can lead to acne. Some facial products such as cleansers and moisturizers are prepared with an oil base that can block pores. Steroids, hormone-replacement therapy and other medications can cause breakouts. So, as you can see, there are a great number of items that can exacerbate or cause problems with acne. Speak with

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Wet weather will persist across the Northern US on Tuesday, as a low pressure system slowly moves across the US and Canadian border. The system that moved over the Rockies and into the Plains will take a northward turn and move northeastward into Manitoba. Flow around this system continues pulling warm and moist air in from the Gulf of Mexico, thus producing a warm front that will make its way over the Great Lakes and into Ontario. The tail end of this front will stretch over the Midwest and into the Eastern Valleys, were it will kick up widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms may turn severe from the Ohio River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic states. At the same time, counter-clockwise flow around this system will push moisture into the Northern Rockies. Thus, a few more rain and snow showers will develop across Montana and Wyoming. Meanwhile, behind this system in the West, a short ridge of high pressure will bring drier conditions with slightly warmer temperatures to the West Coast. Another low pressure system spinning in the Gulf of Alaska will quickly dip southeastward and approach the West Coast, but not yet produce showers over the region. In the Southwest and Southern Plains, high pressure will continue bringing warm, dry, and windy conditions. This will create more dangerous fire weather conditions as low humidity and strong winds allow for rapid fire spread. Fire weather advisories will remain in effect from New Mexico to Kansas and Oklahoma.

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