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Service honors fallen officers Decision on controversial housing rules postponed BY EMILY FORD

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Neal brown and lt. Karen barbee of the Salisbury Police Department and lt. Neal Goodman of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office prepare to move the wreath during the annual Rowan County Peace Officers Memorial Service.

Annual service commemorates eight lost lives

Housing issues Top concerns at a February public forum on housing. More than 100 people attended, and each cast 10 votes for issues they found most pressing. 1. Code enforcement (200 votes) 2. Rental housing inspection and certification (146) 3. Landlord responsibilities (92) 4. Crime/public safety (63)


SALISBURY — Since 1927, Rowan County law enforcement agencies have lost eight of their own in the line of duty. Their lives and service to Rowan County were honored Tuesday during the 16th Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service at First Presbyterian Church as part of National Police Week. Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten welcomed everyone, and read from the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. “As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence and disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice,” Auten said. “All of those that have gone before us, that’s what they strived for.” The last sentence of the code, he said, summed up the duty of a law enforcement officer: “I will constantly strive to achieve those objectives and

Cabarrus voters pass quarter-cent sales tax BY HUGH FISHER

CONCORD — Cabarrus County voters have approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase to pay for public education. With all 46 precincts reporting Tuesday night, unofficial results showed 59.6 percent of voters in favor of the tax, with 2,261 votes cast. There were 1,530 votes against the measure, totaling 40.4 percent. Turnout was low: 31⁄2 percent of Cabarrus’ 108,408 registered voters went to the polls. Commissioner Liz Poole, a former chairwoman of the Cabarrus Board of Education and currently a teacher at Concord High School, said she was pleased with the result.


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SALISBURY — After some members said they needed more specifics, City Council deferred a decision on housing recommendations that stirred months of passionate debate on a committee. Eight people spoke Tuesday at the public hearing. Neighborhood advocates were split on supporting the recommendations, which include a long-requested housing commission but would not force landlords to register rental property and undergo regular inspections. While some neighborhood advocates said the recommendations don’t go far

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute. ideals, dedicating myself before God to my profession — law enforcement.” Deputy Chief Steve Whitley spoke on behalf of the Salisbury Police Department. “This is a very special day for us,” he said. “This is a very solemn occasion for us, and always poses the question, why in the world would you want to be a cop?” Whitley said it wasn’t for the money, and it wasn’t for the accolades, and he quoted the Bible. “No greater love than this, that a

man lay down his life for his friends,” he said. Like emergency services, firefighting and the armed services, Whitley said, each person in that agency has chosen the profession and “they genuinely care, be it a local thug or an international terrorist.” “So today, this week, we gather to remember our fallen officers who gave the last full measure of service to our brothers and sisters,” Whitley said.


New gadgets help teachers engage tech generation BY SARAH CAMPBELL

SALISBURY — Amie Williams has seen firsthand how technology can transform a classroom. The 21st century model classroom teacher at Carson High Schools says the use of iPods, interactive white boards, laptops and more have revolutionized her teaching strategies. “Students are more engaged now,” Williams said. “There are so many different ways to teach concepts and students are learning skills to be able to use for the future.” Williams will join educators from all 35 Rowan-Salisbury schools to showcase the district’s technology initiatives Saturday at North Rowan High School. The event, dubbed “Technology Matters: What’s Right with Public Education,” is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “We would like for the public to know how well our teachers are infusing the technology into maximizing learning for

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our students,” Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom said in a press release. “Students from every school will be sharing their technology skills, projects and creativity.” Williams said about seven students from Carson High will be on hand during the event to demonstrate how a green screen works. She said students in her history classes use the screen to act out scenes from history. “Then we edit the video and put them in that time period,” she said. “The students really enjoy it.” Williams said visitors who stop by will be able to have their picture taken in front of the green screen, before students digitally change the background to either Carson or its partner school in China. “I’m stepping back and I’m letting the kids do everything,” she said. “I don’t want people to see what I can do, I want them to see what the students can do.” Horizons Unlimited Director Lisa

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enough, Councilman Brian Miller said they could pit neighbors against each other. “The devil is in the details,” Miller said. “There is still too loose an understanding of what we are creating here.” Miller and Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell will work with city staff to further review the recommendations and develop a way to implement them. They will report back to the full council. The advisory group that made the recommendations voted 8-2 against including a rental registration and inspection program, even though it was the second

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City wants share of local sales tax County commissioners seeking local option to offset state cut BY EMILY FORD

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Salisbury’s proposed SALISBURY — The city 2011-12 budget would expect Rowan County • $69.6 million total to share the revenue if com• 5.2 cent property tax missioners manage to keep the one-cent sales tax due to rate increase. Rate is “revexpire next month, Salisbury enue neutral,” meaning even though it’s higher, the city will officials said. The penny tax would raise generate the same amount of about $10.7 million, Assistant property tax revenue as last City Manager Doug Paris told year. • Cut 36 full-time and 11 City Council on Tuesday. According to state law, Salis- part-time positions. Most of bury’s cut should be $1.7 mil- the jobs were vacant due to a hiring freeze that began last lion, Paris said. The county would keep year. • Continue rolling freeze. $7.4 million, and other Rowan municipalities would divide Only essential positions would the remaining $1.6 million, be filled. • Increase water and sewParis said. “Our expectation, if this er rates by an average 2.86 moves forward, is that it percent. • Realign and consolidate would be split,” Paris said. The Rowan County Board several divisions into functionof Commissioners on Monday al units to increase efficienagreed to ask legislators for cy. • No merit or cost of liva local option for a referendum to keep the penny tax, ing increases for third year. • Cut funding to nonprofwhich the Republican-controlled General Assembly it groups by 10 percent. • No increase in Fibrant wants to let it expire. The penny tax proceeds now go to the rates. state, but revenue would shift to the county under the proposed scenario. Gary Page, who is aware of Commissioners didn’t the state law, Paris said. mention distributing the revIf the measure is approved enue among Rowan munici- by commissioners and then palities, Paris said. But he See BUDGET, 12A spoke to County Manager

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Plug-in vehicles may get traffic breaks RALEIGH (AP) — The newest wave of electric vehicles would be exempted from some rush-hour traffic restrictions and annual emission inspections under legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s desk. The General Assembly gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a measure that would exempt plug-in vehicles from requirements they car-

ry a minimum number of passengers to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes. The electric-only vehicles also wouldn’t have to undergo emission tests because they have no emissions. Some 48 counties require those annual pollution inspections. The House gave near unanimous approval Tuesday to the Senate version of the bill.

Posters Deadline for posters is 5 p.m. • Landis High School 50th class reunion, 6 p.m., May 20, The Club at Irish Creek, 1196 Fairway Drive, Kannapolis, 704-857-8460 or 704-933-3944. • Classic car and truck show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 21, Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation, all cars $15 entry fee; trophies, awards, door prizes, raffle, entertainment. 828-322-3343. • Buffet lunch, Sunday, May 22, 1 p.m. at Rowan-Iredell Volunteer Fire Dept., Chenault Road, Cleveland. Adults, $7, children, $3.50. Please put in the paper on Wednesday, May 18 • Thursday Noon Day Prayer Service at Soldier Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. behind courthouse, Salisbury. The Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison, pastor and the Rev. Mary Hardin, associate pastor. Service is only one hour consisting of prayer time at the altar, organ music and a brief message. • Outreach Christian Ministries’ Ministers and Leaders Conference 2011, 7:30 p.m. on May 19: Pastor Tejado Hanchell, MCHC Winston-Salem. 7:30 p.m. on May 20: Co-pastor Shirlene White, Tabernacle of Praise, Charlotte. 9:30 a.m. on May 21: Breakfast and registration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. workshops. 6 p.m. on May 21: Closing session Bishop Dexter Feely, Charleston, SC. Registration $20 covers materials and meals. Night services are free and open to the public. 722 W. Horah St., Salisbury.

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Many different types of buttercups pop up in the spring. ing. However, lime won’t control buttercup that’s already established. It also helps to improve soil drainage. Reduce compaction by aerating and clean mowers and other equipment to avoid spreading buttercup seeds to un-infested areas. Homeowners may be able to dig up small infestations of buttercup, but make sure all the runners and roots are removed. Incomplete digging may increase the buttercup population because it can sprout from nodes along the stem and root fragments. Herbicides can be used if allowed and appropriate for the site and land use. Follow all label directions to ensure safe and effective use. Herbicides with the active ingredient glyphosate can be applied to actively growing plants before they seed. However, glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, so make sure it doesn’t get on desired plants and grasses.

Broadleaf herbicides can be applied over grassy areas infested with buttercup, but it’s late enough in the season, I’d be hesitant to apply them now. Broadleaf herbicides should be applied to buttercup in early and mid-April for best results. Research from NCSU has shown broadleaf herbicides with the active ingredients metsulfuron (excellent), 2,4-D amine (excellent), clopyralid and triclopyr (good), or triclopyr (good) will control buttercup when properly applied. It will probably take two or three applications to control buttercup because of the seed bank and because some mature plants will generally recover. Brad Johnson is an agent for the Agriculture-Livestock and Dairy branch of Rowan County Cooperative Extension service. He can be reached at 704-216-8970

Interested in learning to fly? Flight enthusiasts have info The membership of the Rowan Area EAA Chapter invites folks to spend a day with local sport pilots and learn what it takes to become a recreational pilot on Saturday at The EAAgles Nest Sport Aviation Center at Rowan County Airport. There will be a cookout lunch at 11 a.m. and then talks from aviation enthusiasts, pilots and flight instruc-

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opportunity take that first step toward discovering the fun, freedom and accomplishment of flight at this aviation community-wide effort. EAA Chapter 1083 and other local chapters around the USA and the world are offering complementary adult orientation flights, helping connect aviators with those who have always wanted to dis-

cover flight. These introductory flights for adults are similar to EAA’s popular Young Eagles program, which has offered free flights to more than 1.6 million kids age 8-17 since 1992. For more information contact Jack Neubacher President of EAA Chapter 1083, by e-mail at or 704-213-6937.


improves cardiovascular health and provides strength training, will be set up in the gym by the physical education team. Hardin said the district’s Internet equipped wireless activity bus will be parked out front for people to tour. The bus will roll into action for short trips at 10 and 11 a.m. “We invite everyone to come out and meet teachers, students and administrators and actually see the wonderful things that are happening here in the Rowan-Salisbury School System classrooms,” Hardin said. “People will see the impact that technology is actually having on student learning.” Rita Foil, the district’s public information officer, said Sen. Andrew Brock, Rep. Fred Steen, and Rep. Harry Warren, who all represent Rowan County in Raleigh, are planning to at-

tend. The House-approved state budget would eliminate 100 percent of school technology funding. “I feel like they are going to be inspired by what we are doing so I’m hoping that they

are going to realize that we need a budget for technology too,” Williams said. “This is the future so we’ve got to transform our schools, we’ve got to stop making cuts if we want our kids to be ready.”

froM 1a Wear said students will be there to demonstrate a variety of technology used at her facility. “We’ll have it there for people to interact with and try,” she said. “We’re demonstrating the outcomes of these programs as opposed to talking about it. “It makes what we’re doing clear to the community and shows how these programs are affecting student lives.” Phil Hardin, the district’s executive director of technology, said several departments will also be showing off their technology savvy. The academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) department will showcase its use of robotics. HOPSports, a multimedia program that




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SALISBURY — Bills this summer making you sweat? Donate blood during the American Red Cross “Super Summer Save” campaign June 1 through July 31 for a chance to win one of two $3,000 American Express gift cards useable toward rent, mortgage payments, food or gas, and take a break from what’s breaking the bank. Thousands of people donate blood in our area each year, and their generous gift has saved countless lives. But the need for blood is constant. During the summer season, the blood supply often suffers, as many donors are on vacation or participating in seasonal activities. With drives held every week throughout the Carolina Piedmont Region, there are countless opportunities for donors to take a little time out of their schedules to donate a unit of blood and save the lives of up to three people. “The past several months have been challenging,” said Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region, “but blood donors have still been coming out to help people in our com-

munity and across the country. We hope this trend will continue through the summer and that people will see donating blood as an opportunity to give back without having to reach into their wallets.” The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given safely every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-7332767 or visit

(single or branching from the base) and a fibrous root system. Vegetative characteristics of hairy buttercup are similar to those of bulbous buttercup, except for the bulb-like swelling at the base of the stem of bulbous buttercup. Leaves are dark green with light patches and are divided into three toothed leaflets and flowers usually have five glossy, bright yellow petals. Winter annual broadleaf weeds (like buttercup) germinate in the fall or winter and grow during any warm weather. Growth may occur in the winter, but the seedlings remain somewhat dormant during the winter. They resume growth and produce seed in the spring and die as temperatures increase in late spring and early summer. Bloom time may range from March through June. They quickly invade thin turf areas, especially where there is good soil moisture. Fresh buttercup plants are toxic to grazing animals, which can suffer from salivation, skin irritation, blisters, abdominal distress, inflammation and diarrhea. Fortunately, buttercup has a strong, bitter taste, so animals generally try to avoid it if more palatable forage is available. Also, the toxin, protoanemonin is not very stable and loses its potency when dry, so buttercup is generally not toxic in hay. For best prevention and control of buttercup in lawns and pastures, promote healthy grass by overseeding, fertilizing as needed, and not over-grazing. Adding lime to the soil as needed can improve grass health and keep buttercup from re-establish-


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s you drive around the county, you should notice that farmers and livestock producers are definitely moving at full speed. The corn crop is essentially planted, small grain silage and hay have been made, first crop tomatoes have been set, locally grown produce is being marketed, soybeans are being planted and grass hay has been or hopefully is in the process of being made. Not to mention livestock producers are weaning fallborn calves as they reach roughly seven months of age, plus, hopefully producers are pregnancy checking BRAD cows and conJOHNSON ducting other routine, but very necessary herd management. Whether they’re just a dot here and there or a carpet spread across a pasture or lawn, a familiar sight every spring is the yellow-flowered weed buttercup. There are several different species of buttercup, including tall buttercup, creeping buttercup (low-growing and spreads by stolons), hairy buttercup, and bulbous buttercup. The two most common species of buttercup found in the Piedmont are hairy buttercup and bulbous buttercup. Bulbous buttercup is a perennial, while an extensive literature search results in information that hairy buttercup may be a winter annual, biennial, or a perennial. Hairy buttercup is a hairy plant with erect, hairy stems




Preparing for the future Goodwill expands Career Connections Center B Y K ARISSA M INN

SALISBURY — Thanks to an expansion completed last month, the Goodwill Career Connections Center is now able to help more people find work and will soon offer more classes. The center, located at 1923 South Main St. in Salisbury, will have an open house with refreshments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to show the community how it has changed. Nancy Rominger, Career Connections coordinator for Goodwill, said the expansion will help the center serve more people with the free job searching tools it offers. These include computers with Internet access, a telephone, a fax machine, a copy machine, job listings and informational pamphlets. Job seekers also can get free oneon-one help with resume writing, interviewing and computer skills. “A lot of the people we see — especially people coming off manufacturing jobs — don’t have to use computers a lot,” Rominger said. “They need help with typing, how to handle online applications and how to actually prepare a resume. Some of the people coming in have worked at the same job for 20 or 30 years, and they haven’t had to do a resumé before.” At the open house Thursday, representatives from Aerotek Staffing Agency and StaffMasters will be available to talk to people about finding jobs through a placement company. The center itself does not place people in positions, Rominger said. Instead, it helps them develop the skills they need to find employment and communicate those skills to hiring businesses. More training opportunities also will be available soon. The Goodwill center, which is funded by local Goodwill stores, had been limited to one classroom with computers and a lobby area with job search resources. The expansion adds two more classrooms, including one with computers and an interactive white board. The center now can offer more classes in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus Com-

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Carol Allen, director of career readiness certification at rowan-Cabarrus Community College, demonstrates the new interactive white board at the Goodwill Career Connections Center. munity College (RCCC). The college now offers an employability lab from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, extending to 4 p.m. starting in June. In this lab — also available on the college’s two campuses — job seekers learn how to write an effective resumé, practice interviewing skills, search for jobs online and fill out electronic applications. The college also sponsors a career readiness certificate program and is expected to bring more classes to the center in the fall. Carol Allen, director of career readiness certification at RCCC, said the there wasn’t enough space when the college previously tried to hold classes at the Career Connections Center. “We’re glad to be back,” Allen said. “It’s really convenient for individuals who go to the JobLink Career Center across the street.” Allen said instructors can use the new interactive white board to easily highlight different parts of a resume, for example, or show a whole classroom at once how to navigate a job search website. Rominger said records show about 400 people who came to the center last year found jobs, but it’s been hard to keep track.

Cassandra Barrier, instructor at the Goodwill Career Connections Center, shows job seekers a website where they can find and apply for jobs. This classroom is one of two added to the center in this spring’s expansion, making a total of three.

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“Since I’ve got more people now, we’re going to start contacting people and see... if they’ve actually found work and how they’re doing,” she said. “If they haven’t, we’ll see if there’s something we can do to help.”

James Martin, of Kannapolis, said he has learned from the Career Connections Center how to put his resume online and widen his job search. He said it’s been a while since


Getting by with a little help from their friends BY JOANIE MORRIS For the Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS – The Club at Irish Creek was mostly quiet. Forks clinked on plates, and low voices were scored with laughter. The reserved mood was quickly put to rest though. Tamar Meyer, author of 38 books currently living in Charlotte, brought her own brand of comedic stand-up to the Friends of the Cabarrus-Kannapolis Library’s annual meeting. “I was born and raised with a tribe of headhunters in Africa,” said Meyer prior to her speaking engagement with the group. She moved to the United States when she was 16 and began writing in college. Her first novel wasn’t published until 23 years later. “The message there is don’t ever give up,” said Meyer. “If you’ve got a passion, a dream, you’ve got to really work at it.”

Meyer called it a “fire in your belly” feeling that helped her see her dream through. All 38 of her novels — mostly mystery — have been on the mystery bestseller list. The author’s speech was donated to the Friends of the Library — one of many donations the group relies on to bring quality programming to the area. Robin Pope, secretary of the group, said the group raises funds and utilizes grants to bring programs to the library. Everything from author events like the event with Meyer to summer reading programs, Stories Under the Stars, book giveaways and even patio furniture are paid for with funds from the Friends. “We pay for an awful lot of events that might have been cut from the budget,” said Pope. “It’s my goal for that to continue.” Pope remembers visiting the library in Salisbury and watching Jackie Torrance

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Author Tamar Meyer stopped by the Club at Irish Creek for the Friends of the Cabarrus Kannapolis Library meeting. telling stories. “A child needs to start in the library,” said Pope. Meyer said her speaking engagements normally net $1,800 but she was in a giving mood. “When (Terry Prather) emailed me, Terry said she’d

always really wanted me to come up,” said Meyer. “I was feeling good that day.” She said libraries are a very important part of every community and admits to visiting


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Thousands rally to back NC gay marriage ban amendment RALEIGH (AP) — The chatter over a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina rose Tuesday as thousands of conservative Christians rallied to urge the Legislature to vote on it now that its Republican leaders are open to the idea after Democrats blocked it for years. State Capitol Police estimated about 3,500 people participated in the marriage amendment rally behind the Legislative Building and organized by the Forsyth County-based Return America group. Visitors carried placards, American and Christian flags and listened to local ministers and nationally known speakers in conservative Christian circles argue voters are restless and want to cast votes on the amendment. North Carolina is the only Southeastern state that hasn’t approved an amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman. Thirty states have voted to allow that restriction in their state constitutions. “It’s time. It’s time, North Carolina, it’s time,” Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told a cheering crowd on the Halifax Mall. “It’s time to protect from those in Washington and those activist judges who are willing to aid those who want to redefine and ultimate destroy marriage.” Earlier Tuesday, several ministers and a rabbi explained their opposition to the amendment in a separate news conference. They said passing the amendment would make gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered people second-class citizens by siding with the religious views of what they call a minority and deny them the ability to love whom they choose. “This extreme legislation will only cause needless pain and suffering,” said the Rev. T. Anthony Spearman of Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church in Hickory. “At a time when legislators should be chopping away at unemployment rates and searching for ways to build a budget that would befriend the poor and marginalized, legislators are choosing to advance this divisive social agenda.” North Carolina state law already identifies a valid marriage as one “created by the consent of a male and female person.” However, supporters of the ban contend an amendment would better protect traditional marriage from court challenges by same-sex couples married legally in five states and the District of Columbia. About a dozen lawmakers were introduced at the rally, including two key House Republicans who said the question would be heard in the Legislature in 2011. “It will get done this year,” House Majority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, told the crowd. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said later it was likely the amendment also would be considered in his chamber this year, either in the cur-

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150th anniversary of state’s secession from Union Friday Friday marks the 150th anniversary of North Carolina’s vote to secede from the Union to join the Confederate States of America, beginning the state’s involvement in the American Civil War. This weekend the N.C. Museum of History and the State Capitol in Raleigh will commemorate the 150th anniversary of North Carolina’s secession vote. On Friday, the Museum of History will open the small exhibit “North Carolina and the Civil War: The Breaking Storm, 1861-1862,” which is located within the museum’s military history gallery A Call to Arms. On Saturday, the State Capitol will present “North Carolina Secedes,” a living history program that includes a re-enactment, period music, a drill and dress parade, lectures and more. Details about the exhibit and the program follow. Both are free and open to the public. • North Carolina and the Civil War: The Breaking Storm, 1861-1862 highlights the events leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War and the early battles. On view from Friday to Oct. 29, the exhibit features artifacts related to the state’s role in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the nation’s western expansion, and the Civil War. Civil War artifacts include the Confederate first national flag of the 33rd Regiment N.C. Volunteers, 1861-1862; and an M1833 dragoon saber and scabbard (1861-1862) used by Zebulon B. Vance, colonel of the 26th Regiment N.C. Troops and later the state’s wartime governor. A bugle, snare drum, banjo and flugelhorn are among the musical instruments on exhibit. It is the first exhibit in a three-part series that explores the four-year conflict that changed the state and nation. The exhibit series, titled North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865, tells the story of North Carolinians who lived, served and sacrificed during the nation’s bloodiest conflict. The series’ second exhibit, debuting in 2013, will focus on the year 1863. The final installation, opening in 2014, highlights the last engagements of 18641865 and postwar consequences.


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OBITUARIES Terry L. Fortson

Loyd Ted (Bud) Bowlin

Reba Nell Mayfield Jones

CHINA GROVE — Terry Lynn Fortson, 61, of China Grove, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Terry was born in Cabarrus County on Aug. 9, 1949, to Fred Stone Fortson and Thelma Ruth Fortson. He was preceded in death by his father and his twin brother, Perry Lee Fortson. Terry grew up in Kannapolis and China Grove and married his best friend and love of his life, Sheila Fortson on Aug. 17, 1969. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Rodney L. Fortson of Salisbury and Jody L. Fortson of Cornelius. More recently, Terry and Shelia were blessed with the arrival of their first grandchild, Jacob Dylan Fortson, 3-1/2. He loved both his sons and precious grandson Jacob more than life. In Terry's mind, a day spent with his sons and Jacob was a glorious and happy time. Terry believed that his last great calling was to be the best “Pop Pop” he could be. It can easily be said that he exceeded his own high expectations. Terry began his law enforcement career as a Rowan County Deputy Sheriff and concluded his long and distinguished career with the Kannapolis Police Department where he served from 1976 until his retirement in 2004. After retirement, he began a part-time career as a coordinator of Basic Law Enforcement Training at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. His career here allowed him to have a long-term impact on future young officers and the communities that they would eventually serve. He loved his work and everything he did was with energy and great passion. Those left to cherish the many memories will always remember him as a person who loved his family with all his heart and soul, worked hard, was a great friend, a good and kind neighbor, and a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Survivors include his loving wife, Sheila Fulcher Fortson; two sons, Rodney Fortson and Misty, Katie and Bradie Cofer of Salisbury, and Jody Fortson of Cornelius, Jennifer Fortson and one grandson, Jacob Fortson of China Grove; his wonderful and loving mother, Thelma Ruth Fortson; sister Becky Wood and husband Bob of China Grove; a brother, David Fortson and wife Dixie of Kannapolis; and many nieces and nephews. Service: Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Stan Welch will officiate. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove with Law Enforcement Honors conducted by the Kannapolis Police Department. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Novella Guffy Speights Mary Peacock Gaskey Thursday at Lady's Funeral Home. SALISBURY — Mrs. SALISBURY — Mary Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuGeneva “Neve” Peacock Novella Guffy Speights, 88, of Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assistGaskey, 94, passed away Salisbury, passed away Moning the family of Mr. Fortson. Monday morning, May 16, day, May 16, 2011, at Rowan Regional Med2011, at The ical Center. Laurels of SalShad Lane Sherrill Wade Venson Clontz Born June isbury, where ROWLAND — Shad Lane SALISBURY — Mr. Wade 14, 1922, in Venson Clontz, 79, of Salis- Sherrill, age 38, of Rowland, she was a resiRowan County bury, fulfilled his lifelong formerly of Kannapolis, died dent. to the late dream to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Born June Blanch Wat30, 1916, in when he Southeastern Regional Medison and Rowan Counpassed away cal Center in Lumberton after Colonel M. ty, she was a May 16, 2011, seven days of serious illness. daughter of the late William Guffy, she attended Rowan Shad was born June 5, at his resiPrice and Deemie Overcash County schools. Mrs. Speights 1972, in Cabarrus County to dence. Peacock. A member of St. had worked at Rowan Cotton Mr. Clontz the late Harold Sherrill and Paul's Lutheran Church, she Mills and was a member of was born May Peggy Osborne of China retired from Rowan Cotton Landmark Church. 25, 1931, in Grove. Preceding Mrs. Speights in Mill after many years of He is survived by wife Buncombe death were her husband, Paul County, son of the late Tracy Sherrill; son Zakkery faithful service. Mrs. Gaskey loved her W. Speights, on July 21, 2005; William Loren Clontz and Sherrill of Landis; mother and family, gardening, flowers, and brothers Floyd Guffy, Arie Hooker Clontz. He was stepfather Peggy and Larry George Herman Guffy, Bob- educated in Buncombe Coun- Osborne of China Grove; two her cats, dogs and wrestling. In addition to her parents, by Gene Guffy and Connie ty schools and retired from sisters, Crystal Faggart (Jeff) she was preceded in death by Peeler Guffy. Fiber Industries after 25 and Erika Hargraves, both of Daughter Terry G. Gilbert years in the maintenance de- Kannapolis; and one brother, her husband, Ernest “Gene” Gaskey in 1996; her son, Reg- and husband Robert of Salis- partment. Michael Sherrill (Dani) of nald Gaskey in 1973; daughter bury; sister Jessie Fore of A member of First Baptist Mooresville. Survivors also Geraldine Wilson Hagerty in Thomasville; two grandchil- Church in Rockwell, Wade include one niece; four 2009; a great-grandchild; and dren, Teresa Stephens and loved to fish with his son-in- nephews; and grandmother was the last of eight children. husband Jay and Rita G. law and loved to bowl, garden Lucille Osborne of Salisbury. Surviving family members Lloyd and husband Jeff, all of and do his yard work. The family will have a priinclude her grandson, Gary Salisbury; and one greatSurvivors include his wife, vate viewing. Funeral arGaskey; granddaughters Shir- grandson, Nicholas J. Lloyd, Mrs. Dorothy West Clontz, rangements are incomplete at lene Potts (Milbron), Myra survive her. who he married April 21, this time. Visitation and Service: The 1957; three daughters, Sharon His family would like to Jane Eller (Terry), all of Salisbury and Kelly Strickland family will receive friends Salvatore and husband Den- thank the doctors and staff of (David), of Kannapolis; six from 1-2 p.m. Thursday (May nis of Fernandina Beach, Fla., the ICU Critical Care Unit of great-grandchildren; three 19) at Landmark Church. A Sonya Rex and husband Eric Southeastern Regional MediMemorial service will follow of Salisbury and Angie De- cal Center of Lumberton for step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchil- at 2 p.m. at the church, con- Spain and husband Cliff of their loving care of Shad and dren; and two step-great- ducted by Pastor Mike Robin- Raleigh; and one grandson, his family. son. Burial will follow the Dylan Wade DeSpain of great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service: The memorial service at Rowan Raleigh. family will receive friends Memorial Park. Service: The funeral will Memorials: May be made be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Thursday 10-11 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's to Landmark Church, Youth First Baptist Church in RockLutheran Church, conducted Group, 1910 Lincolnton Road, well, conducted by the Rev. by the Rev. William Ketchie, Salisbury, NC 28147. Matthew Laughter, pastor, Summersett Funeral and the Rev. Austin Watts of pastor. At other times, the family will be at the home of Home is serving the Speights Asheville, with burial at family. Online condolences Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Ray Beattie. Mr. Richard Robert Burial will follow in the may be made at www.sum- The body will lie in state 30 Patton, Sr. church cemetery. minutes prior to the service. 5:00 PM Wednesday Memorials: May be made Visitation: The family will Central United Methodist Ch. to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Stacy Ann Simpson receive friends at the Powles Visitation: 4-5 PM 205 St. Paul's Church Road, SALISBURY — Ms. Stacy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 At the Church —— Salisbury, NC 28146; or Ann Simpson, 34, of Salisbury, p.m. Thursday, and at the resMiss Gladys Elizabeth Rowan County Humane Soci- passed away Tuesday, May idence the remainder of the ety, 112 W. Innes St., Salis- 17, 2011, at her residence. Ar- time. Kimball bury, NC 28144. Memorials: May be made 2:00 PM Wednesday rangements are incomplete at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral this time. Summersett Funer- to First Baptist Church, Youth Summersett Mem. Chapel Home in China Grove is serv- al Home is assisting the Simp- Fund, P.O. Box 756, Rockwell Visitation: 1-2:00 PM ing the Gaskey family. NC 28138; or Rowan Regional son family. Wednesday —— Home Health and Hospice: Mrs. Novella Guffy 720 Grove St. Salisbury, NC BITUARIES Speights 28144. The family wishes to thank 2:00 PM Thursday Rowan Regional Home Landmark Church Health and Hospice, espeVisitation: 1-2 PM cially Ginger Smith, Jimmy at the church —— Porter, Esther Dickerson, VirLeave a message in the online Obituary Guest Book. Mrs. Karen Fluegel Aurora ginia McDonald, Pastor Just go to, click on obituaries Harold Jordan and Dr. and follow the prompts. 3:00 PM Thursday Michael Austin for their lovSummersett Mem. Chapel ing care. Visitation: 6-8:00 PM Powles Funeral Home is Wednesday —— assisting the Clontz family. Mrs. Mary Frances Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralStanford Cauble 4:00 PM Thursday

CHINA GROVE — Loyd Ted (Bud) Bowlin, age 74, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with COPD on Monday, May 16, 2011, at Bob & Carolyn Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis. He was born April 3, 1937, in Wilkes County, the son of the late Lydle Adam Bowlin and Elsie Victoria Perry Bowlin. He was educated in Kannapolis City Schools and attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. In earlier years he served in the U.S. Army. Later, he was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant 1 Spin Room 7 over 30 years until his retirement. Bud loved sports, history and played a little bit of softball, but his favorite “hobby” was his family. He was also a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Concord. He attended all sporting, graduation and presentations (church and school) that the children were involved in. The life he lived exemplified the true meaning of being a man. Thank you to each and every one of our friends for all of the prayers and to everyone at Hospice for their care of our dad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Scott Bowlin; his brothers, Fred Bowlin and R.T. Bowlin; and one sister, Elsie Ellsworth. Survivors include his wife of 54-1/2 years, Peggy Ammons Bowlin: together they raised four children, including three surviving, Terry Bowlin and wife Donna of China Grove, Melanie Hatley and husband John of Salisbury and Brandon Bowlin and wife Jayna of Salisbury; grandchildren Brandy Bowlin and husband Al, Nicholas Bowlin, Zachary Wright and wife Britney, Brittany Bickish and husband Nick, Destiny Knowles, Braydon Bowlin, Landon Bowlin, Braxdon Bowlin; great-grandchildren Lanna Blackwell, Maddox Wright, and a baby girl due in October; and two brothers, Donald Bowlin of Landis and David Bowlin of Kannapolis. Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Roger Bostic and Rev. Harry “Trooper” Ferguson. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials: May be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at

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HOLLISTER, Calif. — Reba Nell Mayfield Jones, of Hollister, went to be with her Lord suddenly Sunday morning May 1, 2011, after suffering a fall and head injury. Reba was born in Clarksville, Tenn., on Nov. 24, 1936. She was the only child of Nellie Rebecca Phillips Mayfield and Albert James Mayfield. Both her parents preceded her in death. A graduate of Clarksville High School, Class of 1955, Reba attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. In 1955, Reba was presented, along with many of her childhood friends, at the Christmas Cotillion in Clarksville. There were approximately 15 active members in the club. Reba attended summer school at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn., in 1956. “I met my best friend and the love-of-my-life, Marvin Jones of Trenton, Ky.” Reba then made the decision not to return to college in Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay in 1958. On Feb. 7, 1959, Reba and Marvin were married in Clarksville, Tenn. Reba accepted a position at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill. Later, she transferred to Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she worked while Marvin was receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Reba had a wide range of experiences. She conducted cancer research at two of our National Laboratories, taught college and was a successful retail antique dealer and appraiser for over 30 years. She especially enjoyed working with Christie's and Sotheby's in New York City as a personal property analyst. She semi-retired after moving to California in 1992, after more than 20 years in Cumberland, Md. Reba was active in the San Benito County Republican Women Federated where she served as President for several years. She was a member of the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer at Hazel's Thrift Shop. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Hollister. Reba loved to travel and spent many miles in the friendly skies visiting children and grandchildren. She delighted taking grandchildren on trips to Europe and showing them “THE WORLD.” She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Marvin Jones; three children, Mary Willis Page (Tommy), Salisbury, N.C., Rebecca Jones, Hollister, Calif., and Michael Jones (Elsa), Venice, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Steven and Anna Page (North Carolina) and Rachel and Isabel Jones (Florida). Service: There will be a Memorial Service for Reba Jones on May 23 at 4 p.m. The service, at Black-Cooper-Sander Funeral Home, Seventh Street, Hollister, will be followed by a celebration of Reba's life at the Vault Restaurant until 7 p.m. Memorials: Any contributions should be sent to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or whoever is running against President Obama in 2012. Condolences may be made at

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SALISBURY — A Salisbury man and a Richfield man were charged Monday with attempted larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle after one was caught with wire cutters and the other was found nearby waiting in a car, authorities aid. According to a report by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office: Jeremy Moss, of 355 Hyde Lane, heard dogs barking outside his home. He went outside and found relative James Kincaid behind his Jeep, holding wire cutters. He asked Kincaid to go back home, the report said, but a few minutes later he heard dogs barking again. This time, he went outside and found a pair of shoes on the ground beside the Jeep and noticed a window was down. Moss looked inside the Jeep and saw Kincaid. Moss asked Kincaid what he was doing, and Kincaid said he needed a place to sleep. But Moss noticed a radio amplifier with cut wires in the front of the car. In the meantime, officers responded and found a green Honda

parked on the side of the road near the residence with a passenger but no driver. In the car was Jonathan Huneycutt, who told the officer he was waiting for Kincaid to get back to the car. The officer took Huneycutt to 355 Hyde Lane, where they met Kincaid, Moss and other officers. A magistrate found probable cause to charge both Kincaid, 22, and Huneycutt, 20, with breaking and KINCAID entering a motor vehicle and attempted larceny. They were each placed under a $10,000 secured bond. Kincaid and Moss were arrested in December on HUNEYCUTT various charges, accused of cutting the copper wiring and stripping the copper pipes out of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Kincaid fell through the roof of the church during the attempt and was treated at Rowan Regional Medical Center for injuries, authorities said.

Cash, hard drive stolen from $2 Cinema

The value of the items taken totaled $19,700.

SALISBURY — The Salisbury $2 Cinema at 1951 Statesville Blvd. was broken into Monday night, and cash, coins and a hard drive were taken from the business. Police said entry was made using a prying tool to the side door of theater one, and the crooks had free run of the facility. The Salisbury Police Department is investigating. Break-ins reported over the weekend to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office: • Ebony Fair of Hawkinstown Road reported more than $8,000 worth of items were taken from her home between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. Items taken included two Rayban semi-automatic pistol, Playstation 3, a 50-inch flat screen television, a diamond ring, men’s wedding ring and laptop computer. • Elizabeth Walton of Long Ferry Road reported Friday that someone entered her home between May 1 and May 2, taking jewelry. • Mary Ward of Strawberry Lane reported Saturday that someone entered her home overnight and took a knife collection, diamond ring, gold chains, class ring, pearl necklace and earrings, WWII medals and other jewelry from her home.

Three charged with drug-related crimes

Ronnie Lee Chandler

Mary Frances Stanford Cauble

GREENSBORO — Mr. Ronnie Lee Chandler, 60, of McLeansville, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. Ronnie was born on Aug. 2, 1950, in Concord to the late Annie Ruth Woodard Chandler and Kermit Lee Chandler. He was a senior branch account executive with Citi Financial. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Bowman Daub Chandler; children Jennifer Leigh Chandler of Salisbury and Christopher Glenn Chandler and wife Kirsten of Burgaw; stepchildren Julie Daub and fiance Chad McDonald of Charlotte, Kristen Apple and Micah Daub of Greensboro; brothers Jerry Poole and wife Glenda of Concord, Bobby Chandler and wife Cindy of Salisbury; grandchildren Alexander, Elijah and Kaiya Chandler and Kyndall Apple; three nephews; three nieces; and Aunt Bea, who was like a second mother to Ronnie. Service: A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. at George Brothers Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Trip Kimbrough officiating. Memorials: May be made in Ronnie's honor to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. The family will receive friends following the service.

SALISBURY — Mrs. Mary Frances Stanford Cauble, 89, of Salisbury, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Magnolia Gardens in Spencer for six years. Frances was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Salisbury to the late Eugene Cecil Stanford, Sr. and Bessie Kluttz Stanford. Upon the death of her father in 1925 when Frances was 3, the family moved to the Salem Church community west of Salisbury. She was a graduate of Mount Ulla High School, Class of 1940. Frances was employed by Erik Anders and retired from Century Place in 1991. A member of Salem Lutheran Church from the age of 3, she was formerly a member of WELCA and the Aura Lee Moose Sunday School Class. On July 9, 1943, Frances married Charles Franklin Cauble, Jr., who was then serving in World War II in Germany. Charles died June 6, 1977. She is survived by three daughters, Jean Waller and husband Curtis of Salisbury, Kathy Herring and husband Mike of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Debbie Cicio and fiance Todd Boger of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Denise Waller and husband Ronnie, Kelli Waller-Doyle and husband Keith and Stefani Cicio, all of Salisbury, and Brian Herring of Fayetteville, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren, Lizzie and Zeke Overcash, Marius and Atticus Doyle, all of Salisbury, Kaleb, Zoe, Gavyne and Annelise Herring of Fayetteville, Tenn.; and two sister-in-laws, Doris Cauble Lee of Salisbury and Peggy Cauble Goodman and husband Bill of Easley, S.C. In addition to her husband and father, Frances was preceded in death by her mother in 1968 and brother Eugene Cecil Stanford, Jr. in 1937. Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (May 19) at Salem Lutheran Church. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the church, conducted by Rev. Doug Hefner. Burial will follow the funeral service at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Sharing Shepherds, Salem Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. The family would like to thank the staff of Magnolia Gardens, and the doctors and nurses of Rowan Regional Medical Center and staff of Rowan Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Viola Kluttz MAGGIE VALLEY — Viola Kluttz, 69, of Maggie Valley, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. She was born in Rowan County on Aug. 18, 1941, to the late Homer Eugene and Hazel Goodman Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Morris. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Crystal) Simmons, Timothy (Tammy) Simmons and Jeffrey (Starr) Simmons; two daughters, Cynthia McDaniels and Tina Torralba; three brothers, James (Jeanette) Morris, Roddy (Beverly) Morris and Raven (Peggy) Morris; a sister, Eula Mae Beaver; 11 grandchildren; and seven grandchildren. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at East Waynesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the church and at other times at the residence. Entombment will be in the Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to East Waynesville Baptist Church, Carpet Fund, 175 Woodland Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786. An online guest registry can be signed at

Robert H. (Bob) Clement, Jr. KANNAPOLIS — Robert H. (Bob) Clement, Jr., age 93, who was a resident of Kannapolis all of his life until the last three years at First Assembly Assisted Living Center, Concord, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Concord. He was born July 27, 1917, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Robert Henry Clement, Sr. and Nettie Carpenter Clement. Bob was a 1935 graduate of J.W. Cannon High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. In high school he was known as an athletic jock, participating in boxing, swimming, diving, baseball, basketball, etc. Bob was employed as a foreman for the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant 1, Slasher Room in Kannapolis for 52 years until his retirement. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. Bob was also active in previous years with the American Legion Post. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Intelligence Corps in Japan in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was awarded the Occupation of Japan Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was also the oldest active member of the Kannapolis YMCA until he was 90 years old. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Lowrance Clement, and a brother, Charlie Clement. Survivors include his two sons, Phillip Wayne Clement and wife Alice of China Grove and William Payne Clement and wife Melba of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Kristin Clement of Charlotte, Brett Elizabeth and husband Wren Keyser of Boone, and Stewart and husband Adam Corriher of Kannapolis, Andrew Clement and wife Shay of Kannapolis and Jeffrey Clement of Atlanta, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Laurel, Branson and Morgan Clement and Thomas and Henry Corriher, all of Kannapolis. Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis. Entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park Plaza Mausoleum, Kannapolis, with military rites provided by the Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials: May be made to Beaver-Pittman American Legion Post 115, Kannapolis, NC 28081; OR Central N.C. Council of the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 250, Albemarle, NC 28002. Online condolences may be left at

FAITH — Three people have been charged with drug-related crimes following an investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, deputies were called to 214 Woodbury Drive near Faith by bail bondsman Phillip Bradshaw to assist with the arrest of a man who had skipped his bond, Matthew Walter Robertson. Deputies discovered Robertson in possession of a substance they suspected was methamphetamine and called for assistance from SIU investigators. Investigators confirmed the substance discovered on Robertson was about 1 gram of meth, which had been packaged in individual bags for sale. Investigators then conducted a search of the house and discovered an additional 3 grams of meth inside. As a result of this investigation the following people face additional charges. • Robertson, 25, of 161 Leewood Lane, Salisbury, was charged with failure to appear (3 counts); felony possession with intent to sell and de-

liver methamphetamine; and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond was set at $62,500. • Christopher Alan Cruz, 26, of 270 Wingate Lane, M. ROBERTSON China Grove, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine; felony maintaining a dwelling to keep, store and sell controlled substance; and misdemeanor possession CRUZ of drug paraphernalia; bond, $5,000. • Shari Joanna Robertson, 19, of Woodbury 214 Drive, Salisbury, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver S. ROBERTSON methamphetamine; felony maintaining a dwelling to keep, store and sell controlled substance; and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond, $5,000.

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WHITSETT (AP) — Two men died when the car they were riding in crashed into the rear of a Guilford County school bus in the southeastern part of the county. Investigators said the bus was stopped on N.C. 61 Tuesday morning to pick up a student when it was rear-ended by a 2002 Mazda Protégé, which was wedged under the bus after impact. The state Highway Patrol identified the victims as 20-year Skylair Christian Lee Myers of Burlington and 21-year-old Samuel Colby Ray of Gibsonville. Myers was driving the car. None of the 18 students on the bus was injured.

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SALISBURY —The South Salisbury Fire Department will hold its 60th anniversary celebration at the fire station from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. An opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., and a community lunch will be provided between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other scheduled activities include an air medical helicopter presentation, fire extinguisher training, operation



form of legal recognition of same-sex couples. The rally came three days after thousands of people attended the first “OutRaleigh” festival, which celebrated the area’s gay and lesbian community. Another North Carolinabased group called Faith in America is spending $30,000 for billboards and newspaper ads in Raleigh calling on an end to religious bigotry, and ultimately a gay marriage amendment. “The theme behind the most of the (rally) speakers was pretty clear — not only is God OK with expressions of bigotry and prejudice toward gay and lesbian North Carolina, such hostility is a biblical mandate,” Faith in America chief executive Brent Childers said in a prepared statement. “We’re hopeful that the majority of North Carolinians reject such religion-based bigotry.” Rep. Marcus Brandon, DGuilford, the second openly gay lawmaker elected in North Carolina history, said he believes some churches can confuse the values of the Christian faith and Jesus. “Jesus was a compassionate person, and he would not have a rally outside right now,” he said. But rally participants who traveled to Raleigh said they believed they had the right answer to the well-known Christian motto and question, “What would Jesus do?” “I think he would want us to stand up for what’s right,” said Cindy Sartain, 54, of Concord, who came to the rally with members of her Baptist church in Kannapolis. Rich Wells, 44, of Garner, an engineer who took a vacation day to attend the rally, said he’s encouraged by the Legislature’s interest in the bill, but “ultimately we just pray and leave the results to God.”



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Part of Barger Road closing for pipe repairs The N.C. Department of Transportation will close part of Barger Road near Rockwell this week to replace a damaged pipe. Weather permitting, maintenance crews will close Barger Road just south of Trexler Road at 8 a.m. today to begin the replacement process. The closure will remain in effect until 5 p.m. Friday, May 27, when the project is expected to be complete. While the closure is in effect, motorists should take the following detour routes: • Traveling south on Barger Road: Turn left on Trexler Road, turn right on Stokes Ferry Road, turn right on St. Peter's Church Road, turn right on Gold Knob Road and follow it back to Barger Road.

• Traveling north on Barger Road: Take Gold Knob Road to St. Peter’s Church Road, turn left on St. Peter’s Church Road, turn left on Stokes Ferry Road, turn left on Trexler Road and follow it back to Barger Road. NCDOT encourages motorists to stay alert, slow down and pay attention to signs in the work zone. They should expect some traffic congestion in the area while the project is under way. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter at Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.govâ€? into the brows-

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Crews will begin work this week on a project to resurface a 2.5-mile section of U.S. 29 between Salisbury and China Grove in Rowan County. Wether permitting, the project will begin today. The project will improve safety, help the road last longer and make the quality of the ride smoother for motorists. The work includes grinding down 1.5 inches of the existing pavement along U.S. 29 from Webb Road to near Grace Church Road. Once crews remove the top layer of asphalt, they will place an initial 1.5 inches of new asphalt on that section of highway. After the process is complete, they will repave 2.5 miles of U.S. 29 from Webb Road to Airport Road. Crews will start at 7 a.m. and work until dusk. They will continue this same schedule Monday-Saturday until June 22 when the project is expected to be complete. The only exception is Saturday, May 28, when construction will

halt for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Crews will begin work Wednesday on the inside lane of U.S. 29 North at Webb Road, and mill and pave northward until they reach the end point near Grace Church Road. Then, they will transition to the outside lane of U.S. 29 North and repeat the process. After the two northbound lanes are complete, crews will conduct the same work on U.S. 29 South. Crews will follow this same pattern when they place the final layer of asphalt on U.S. 29 from Webb Road to Airport Road. While the work is under way, motorists should expect moving lane closures and some traffic congestion in the area. The N.C. Department of Transportation advises drivers to slow down, stay alert and follow the posted signs to pass through the work zone safely. NCDOT awarded a $582,518 contract to APAC Atlantic Inc. for this project.

event and are committed to ensuring we have a happy and healthy workforce here to serve our veteran community.� The Salisbury VA Medical Center event is just one of many 2Ks taking place that day at VA facilities across the country. Although there is no registration fee, employees and volunteers participating in the event are asked to donate an item for a homeless veteran. Participation is open to the community; donations are optional for this group. The Salisbury VA Medical

Center 2K will be held at the gazebo behind Building 6. In the event of inclement weather, the 2K will be held inside the Building 6 hallway in front of the social room. Pre-registration is not required and those interested in participating should plan to arrive at the gazebo behind Building 6 no later than 11:15 a.m. For additional information and more event details, contact the local 2K coordinator, Maeghan Iddings, at 704-6389000 ext. 2091 or via email at

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Salisbury family nearly loses camper in Va. flash flooding A Salisbury family on vacation nearly lost their camper as flash flooding pushed the New River from its banks, Roanoke, Va. television station WSLS reported. Tim and Linda Bost were staying at the New River RV Park in Fries, Va., when heavy rains hit the area and the river escaped its banks on Friday, the TV station reported. “I waded through the water and found it very precariously balanced on a rock, where all the soil had washed away from it,� Bost told

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Rashonda Thornton looked up at the menu on the wall, ordered a Caesar salad and dropped a $10 bill in a box. Pretty generous, considering the meal at Panera Bread Co.’s café in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton sells for less than $7. It was a year ago that Panera converted the Clayton restaurant into a nonprofit pay-what-youwant restaurant with the idea of helping to feed the needy and raising money for charitable work. Panera founder and Chairman Ronald Shaich said the café, operated through Panera’s charitable foundation, has been a big success, largely because of people like Thornton. “Sometimes you can give more, and sometimes you can give less,” said Thornton, a teacher’s assistant. “Today was one of my ‘more’ days.” Panera, based in suburban St. Louis, has long been involved in charitable giving, donating millions of dollars and giving away leftover food to the needy. But Shaich sought more direct involvement. “We were doing this for ourselves to see if we could make a difference with our own hands,

not just write a check, but really make a contribution to the community in a real, substantive way,” Shaich told the Associated Press. What developed was the largest example yet of a concept called community kitchens, where businesses operate partly as charities. Panera’s success in Clayton has led it to open two similar cafes — one in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich., and one in Portland, Ore. It plans to add a new one every three months or so. The majority of patrons pay retail value or more. Statistics provided by Panera indicate that roughly 60 percent leave the suggested amount; 20 percent leave more; and 20 percent less. One person paid $500 for a meal, the largest single payment. “From the day it opened, the community has just gotten stronger and stronger in their support of this,” Shaich said. “They got that this was a café of shared responsibility.” The Clayton restaurant could pass for any of Panera’s nearly 1,500 cafes. Soft jazz plays as people chat quietly. Men in suits sit at a table next to women in tank tops. Fresh breads and pastries entice from behind a glass counter. The smell of coffee fills the air.

The differences are subtle. Signs explain the pay-what-youcan concept, encouraging charity. One thing Shaich learned was those signs tend to go unnoticed, so cheery employee Terri Barr greets everyone at the door and spells it out. The biggest difference is at the checkout. The menu board lists “suggested funding levels,” not prices. Payments go into a donation box, though the cashiers provide change and handle credit card payments. Nicholas James, 34, visiting from California, seemed a bit puzzled as a cashier walked him through the process, before stuffing $15 in the donation box to cover lunch for his friend and himself. The payment was right at the suggested cost. “I think it’s great,” James said. “I would much prefer to give this place my money.” Not everyone is so generous, but that’s OK with Brooke Porter, who manages the restaurant. She knows that times are still hard for many. She has seen families down on their luck come in to celebrate birthdays with a meal they normally couldn’t afford. A teacher laid off after 25 years stops by on his way to job fairs. He can’t afford to pay much but makes up for it by volunteering at the store. “If a man in a suit and tie

leaves a dollar for a $10 meal, that’s fine,” Porter said. “We don’t know his story.” Only a few take advantage of the system — “lunch on Uncle Ron” as Shaich calls it. He still fumes over watching three college kids pay $3 for $40 worth of food. Generally, peer pressure prevents that sort of behavior, he said. “It’s like parking in a handicapped spot,” Shaich said. Overall, the café performs at about 80 percent of retail and brings in revenue of about $100,000 a month. That’s enough to generate $3,000 to $4,000 a month above costs, money being used for a job training program for at-risk youths. “We took some kids that typically wouldn’t be employable, didn’t know how to work in society,” Shaich said. “We gave them a combination of job training and life skills.” The first three graduates of the program are starting jobs at other Panera restaurants. Shaich admitted he didn’t know how the pay-what-you-want experiment would pan out. He said the success should send a message to other businesses to put faith in humanity. “The lesson here is most people are fundamentally good,” Shaich said. “People step up and they do the right thing.”

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We’ve been taught to brush twice a day and floss, but eating the right foods also contributes to clean and shiny teeth and gums. Keep your mouth happy by chomping on these 10 foods. 1. Yogurt.Yogurt gives your mouth a triple bang for the buck. Studies have shown that yogurt reduces hydrogen sulfide, the chemical associated with bad breath. It also helps reduce plaque and gingivitis. 2. Raisins. In the past, sticky foods like raisins were a no-no for healthy teeth. However, recent research tells us that the antioxidants found in raisins help reduce the growth of a bacteria that may cause inflammation and gum disease. 3. Apples. Crunchy foods like apples, celery and carrots help increase saliva, which help protect against cavities by rinsing out the mouth. 4. Green Tea. Green tea contains antioxidants known as catechins that help lower

5. Whole Grains A study in the American Journal in Clinical Nutrition found a 23 percent reduction in periodontal disease (gingivitis) among men who ate at least four servings of whole grains per day. 6. Cinnamon. This spice contains a natural plant oil known as cinnamic aldehyde shown to destroy bacteria. 7. Sugarless Gum. Chewing on sugar-free gum that contains the sugar alcohol xylitol helps reduce tooth decay and gum disease. 8. Citrus Fruit. Fruits and veggies high in vitamin C (like berries, melons and peppers) help create an acidic environment that discourages bacteria growth in your mouth. 9. Cranberries. These tart berries help reduce plaquepromoting bacteria, so they don’t start a party in your mouth. Cherries have been shown to have the same effect. 10. Mint. We're talking

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Rainy days make for a quick pass through the Salisbury Farmer’s Market. It is a very hard thing to do, as there is so much to see and so much local produce becoming available. This past Saturday, there were mouth-puckering tart cherries, shiny bright red just begging to be put into a lattice work pie crust. Dawn Bartlett, Dawn’s Greenhouses, explained that the fruit comes from trees that have grown on the Bartlett farm for over 50 years. Her husband David’s grandfather planted the original trees. As Market Manager Harry Agner remarked, “These cherry trees are acclimated to Rowan County and therefore, are healthier and bear good quality fruit.” Dawn says the crop should be available for the next two to three weeks. There was also something new at Carla Anne’s: baklava. All of the bread and pastry vendors, the Bread Basket, Carla Anne’s and How Sweet It Is, continue to have appealing displays of yeast and sourdough breads, both small and large loaves, sweet treats and novel herb offerings. Strawberries are still in demand, and the Eagles should have them for at least another two weeks. After the first of June, local vegetables will be in season and we will be seeing a reduc-


Aerobic exercises are those that get your heart rate up and make you breathe heavier than normal. Examples include dancing, walking, running and riding a bike. When performing aerobic exercises it is important to exercise at a moderate to vigorous intensity in order to increase heart rate and breathing above normal. Aerobic exercises require a large amount of energy to perform, so they burn more calories than other types of exercises. To increase physical fitness, aerobic exercise should be done at least 3060 minutes five days a week at a moderate intensity or 15-30 minutes five days a week at a vigorous intensity. Think of aerobic activity as the base to your move-more lifestyle. Maintaining the aerobic component is critical to your fitness routine. Build strength by doing resistance exercises; resistance can be your own body weight (push-ups or sit-ups), hand weights or stretch bands. Resistance exercises help maintain and build muscle tissue, which is also called lean body weight. Inactive adults lose around a half pound of muscle per year, which adds up to 5 pounds per decade. Q: Why do you want to keep or increase your muscle tissue, or lean body mass? A: Muscle tissue is active and burns calories even when at rest. Regular strength training can boost your basal metabolic rate as the amount of muscle you have increases. Other benefits of strength training include a reduced risk of osteoporosis, lower back pain, high blood pressure and diabetes. Strength-building exercises also affect body composition. Body composition refers to how much of your total body weight is composed of fat weight and how much is composed of fat-free weight (muscles, bones, tissues, organs). Q: How will I know that my body composition is changing? A: Clothes fit better (remember those jeans you wanted to fit into); daily tasks are easier (carrying in the groceries) and you will look leaner and more fit. You don’t need expensive equipment. For resistance exercises, you will need something to work your muscles against, which can be your own body weight. Push-ups and sit-ups require no equipment and can be done anywhere. Stretch bands are available in different levels of resistance, take less room, and cost less than weights. Hand weights can also be purchased in varying weights at sporting good stores and some department stores.You may want to buy hand weights that allow you to add and remove weight. Although you don’t need to go to a gym or fitness center to Move Strong, you may find it beneficial because they offer a variety of equipment and a staff that can teach you how to use it. Myths vs. Fact There are many common myths about strength training let’s explore these and find the truth. Myth: I need to lose some weight before I do strength training. Fact: Resistance exercises can help preserve lean body mass that can be lost when cutting calories. Including resistance exercise in a weight loss program can help maintain or increase lean body mass. Myth: If I start weight training, I will get bulky. Fact: Most women lack the hormones and body structure to develop bulky muscles. Males, while they do have hormones that allow for building more muscle tissue, still have to work very hard to create large muscles. Resistance exercises can positively shape your body, creating a “fit” look. How much strength training should I do? Healthy adults should perform at

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Readers share tips on how to get healthy and save money Arkansas for gluten-free. My son and I have celiac disease, and like most celiacs, we cannot tolerate oats. Though oats do not contain gluten, their method of processing leads to cross contamination because they often are processed on the same equipment as wheat. The best alternative is to purchase glutenfree oats. carries a lot of our gluten-free staples for much less than we can find in the store. — Karen, Wisconsin

Greeting card savings. I find paying several dollars for a greeting card to be absolutely outrageous. I have found more reasonably priced cards in unlikely places. Some charity-run thrift shops have unused greeting cards that people have donated. A store in my community sells them for a dime each. Hospital gift shops also have inexpensive cards, and they usually have wide selections of “get well” and “new baby” cards. Dollar stores also sell cards for low

prices. The money I save on the birthday or graduation card can be put toward the gift that goes with it! — Lynn, Texas

Silverware basket repair. When the silverware basket in my dishwasher got a hole in it, I inserted a piece of plastic mesh I got from the craft store. It not only made the basket useable again but also gave me a special place for skinny objects, such as chopsticks and nutpicks. I can replace this again if necessary, as its price of about $1.50 a sheet is much cheaper than the $30 price of the replacement from the appliance store. — Jane,

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FROM 8A tion in the South Carolina and Texas imports. But Cress says he has some sweet cantaloupes coming from across the South Carolina border that are right tasty. Cress Farms will also have some home-grown tomatoes, onions, Swiss chard and kale and a crowd pleaser, fresh roasted peanuts. They’ll also have some raws peanuts. Correll Farms, or the Red Barn, will have Napa and savory cabbage, beets, Diakon, squash and an assortment of fresh herbs. Diakon is an extremely versatile vegetable that looks like a long, white radish that appears in Japanese cooking at almost every meal. Every part of the vegetable is utilized, from the root to the green top. They can be used stir fried or in salad or soup. The root can be cut into slender strips or grated and then seasoned with soy sauce and served over grilled fish, fried foods or even steak. David Correll does like to have the untried, unusual offerings. All of the plant vendors have beautiful selections this time of year. Some of the vegetable plants are becoming scarce, but Country Gardens has a large variety of herbs

MOVE FROM 8A least one set of eight to twelve repetitions of exercises for each major muscle group of the: body — legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms at least two to three times a week, on non-consecutive days. A repetition is how many times in a row an exercise is performed before resting. A set is a group of repetitions. For example: eight push-ups (repetitions), rest for one minute, eight pushups (repetitions) equals two sets of eight repetitions of push-ups.

Dear Boggled: Your father’s problem is probably too complex for you to solve on your own. He may not be able to simply “shape up.” Your mother’s taking a second job to support the family while your father ob-

sessively plays word games will not help, either. Your father has not been “unemployed” if he has been taking care of the family. However, because of the recent change in his behavior, you should assume that something is wrong with your dad. You and your sister should speak with your mother to urge him to see his physician to get a thorough checkup. It sounds as if he might be depressed. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores. TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

and next Saturday promises to be no exception. Extension Agent Toi Degree will again be having a cooking demonstration showing how nutritious, quick and easy vegetables can be prepared from a selection available that morning and donatSUBMITTED pHOTO ed by Farmer’s MarHarry Agner is the manager of the Sal- ket merchants. Come on out and isbury Farmers Market. see what our newest winery, and No. 100 and hanging baskets. Cathy in North Carolina, Cauble Reynolds of Bluebird Acres Creek Winery, has to offer. has luscious perennials, in- They will be holding a wine cluding heuchera (coral bells). tasting. She also has colorful mixed It is early in the season and annual hanging baskets and the market is getting better planters and will be bringing every week. You don’t know some eye-catching dragon what you are missing if you wing begonias. Joyce Cable, are not shopping the Salisbury Joyce’s Flowers, not only has Rowan Farmer’s Market. perennials and bedding plants, but will continue offerThe Salisbury Rowan ing herbs and hanging baskets Farmers Market is open with mixes of color. Joyce also Wednesday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. has a jewel toned selection of and Saturday from 7 a.m.homemade jams and jellies, noon at the corner of Bank some of which are sugar-free. and South Main streets in There is also local honey glow- downtown Salisbury. Website ing on her shelves. www.salisburyfarmersmarAs I said, the rain was com- for complete informaing down, the morning hours tion, recipes, information were about over, and I still about vendors and vendor apsaw dozens of plants and way plication. Carole Massey is a Master too many sweet treats to tempt me. Saturdays at the Gardener volunteer for Cooperamarket are such a social time, tive Extension in Rowan County. Flexibility exercises are those that require: reaching, bending and stretching. Flexibility exercises increase the ability of a joint to move through a range of motion. A lack of flexibility may make it harder to be physically active or even to do regular day-to-day activities. There are many benefits to adding flexibility exercises to your routine: greater freedom of movement, improved posture, increased physical and mental relaxation, reduced muscle tension and soreness, reduced risk of injury. Healthy adults should do flexibility exercises at least two to three days per week.

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A shifty move on sales tax nitially, it sounds like a shell game. The Republican-controlled legislature wants to let a temporary 1-cent sales tax expire, while giving county governments the option of raising the local sales tax by a penny. It will cost taxpayers the same, either way. There are some plusses to the idea that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners endorsed Monday with a resolution of support. The tax is only a proposal at the moment. Before it could go into effect, voters would have to give it the go-ahead on a referenBefore the tax dum. And as a could go into effect, local tax, its revenues voters would have would be used to give the right here in Rowan County go-ahead on a (and its municreferendum. ipalities, presumably), with considerably less bureaucracy than in Raleigh. Goodness knows local government is scratching for revenue, thanks to revaluation and the drop in property values. But at least four things about this tax switcheroo still give one pause. First, it comes at a high price for education, which will see deep budget cuts from kindergarten through college as the $1.1 billion raised each year by the temporary 1-cent state sales tax disappears. Second, taxpayers might not feel as though they’re getting a break at all when they find themselves paying new and higher fees at every turn — in court, on ferries, in college tuition checks, at the DMV, at the N.C. Zoo, for driver education and so on. Third, while the additional $8.8 million in revenue for local government sounds good, the state may withhold just as much revenue that should have come our way from other sources, as Raleigh has done with lottery funds. Finally, a crucial adjective for the tax as it stands today — “temporary” — was missing from commissioners’ resolution of support. They weren’t ready to commit to anything specific. Lawmakers in the General Assembly might say they’re cutting taxes, but if this plan goes through they’d just be moving taxes around — and letting local government take the heat for making the penny tax permanent. Still sounds like a shell game.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be) A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. — Comedian Steven Wright

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resident Obama, in equating health care reform to the U.S. Postal Service, showed the fallacies of both, especially now that it is quite apparent the postal system is bankrupt. If that is his model for health care, Lord help us, for the Postal Service faces constant demands for increased rates and is rationing its service in the face of greater competition. Much to the chagrin of many conservatives, the ADA reality is that FISHER postal integrity can only be regained if that agency is put back where it constitutionally belongs — in the arms of the federal government. Why should we save the postal system? The number of Christmas and greeting cards in some respects is down because cards are expensive and any communications over the size of a small envelope cost half a dollar to mail. Despite this, the Postal Service is still a good bargain. It is also part of the government’s constitutional mandate to regulate commerce. Businesses still need to use the mail, for not everyone has a computer, and bills must be paid, even though fewer goods are being shipped this way. Not everyone has the Internet. In Europe the cost of postage inflates beyond reason, and there is often no telling when your letter will get there. In this country, most mail sent first class will reach its destination within three days. Whether it was wise to let Federal Express and United Parcel Service have offices in some post offices where they are competing head to head at an often higher cost remains a question. In the world of global competition the U.S. Postal Service still rules. Postal Service reforms undertaken thus far have not had the desired effects. Unionization here has had a somewhat negative effect, though no politicians want to touch this. Some are calling for outsourcing the service, which would be a tragedy and might see a foreign entity underbid American companies for this privilege. Federal Express and UPS are often more expensive than the post office for mailing. Stopping the hemorrhaging from the mail service has seen often puzzling and puny attempts in search of remedies, such as: • Stopping weekend mail (Saturday) for businesses while continuing it for customers may have the effect of limiting commercial undertakings that create jobs for others. Why not stop it for general customers on Saturdays and keep it on that day only for businesses? • Post offices are being eliminated. Every one of the 3,145 county seats in this nation should still be allowed to have a post office. This could hopefully maintain their viability as centers of commerce in county seats, especially for small towns, villages and cities under 50,000 people. Would there be more practicality in 24-hour postal centers in at least every county seat rather than the hodgepodge of offerings of stations, which can be difficult to find in some locales? Would it be more efficient to stop house-to-house deliveries and go to block boxes, especially given the number of postal workers bitten by dogs? Would this create a likely target for criminals or should there be a central box repository like those offered by mail box companies? Somehow, this seems to defeat the spirit imbued in the postal system’s creation and would deprive small communities of someone looking in on the elderly and community property on a daily basis. Why not investigate the union scale and make the letter carriers the higher paid positions, fix and freeze for 10 years a universal standard for first-class mail for letters and postcards and charge higher rates for all else? Require that the U.S. Postal Service live within a budget, bear a larger share of its benefits costs and re-examine worker’s compensation throughout the system. Keep your eye on the mail, for it could be gone too soon if we lose sight of what is in the best interest of our citizens and why mail service is a constitutional mandate. • • • Dr. Ada M. Fisher is an N.C. Republican National Committeewoman and former member of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education.


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There’s a budget solution: Raise taxes on the rich Are we so apathetic to injustice that we will not voice our opinion when our own children are the “butt” of the government’s problems? It is unsettling that as the North Carolina Senate considers a bill (already approved by the House), the Salisbury Post contained hardly any articles or editorials about the bill which: lays off nearly 19,000 educators, cuts out the pre-K program, stops using education lottery funds for class-size reduction, forces teachers to swallow a third year with no increase in salary and guarantees an increase in N.C. college tuition. I fear that this state, as well as this country, is so comfortably nestled in passivism that we are allowing government to take over the futures of our children. Although we have freedom of speech, silence guarantees that we won’t get a pink slip. But our faithful Republicans keep telling us that they will not raise taxes. Isn’t that nice? But who really benefits from no tax increase? The rich keep getting richer while the vast majority of us who are slaves to our careers continue to fall short every month. According to “Wealth, Income, and Power,” by Professor G. William Domhoff, University of California: The top 1 percent of American households own 34.6 percent of all privately held wealth, up from 33.8 percent in 1983. The bottom 80 percent of American households own only 15 percent of all privately held wealth, down from 18 percent in 1983. Control of financial wealth is slightly more polarized — the top 1 percent own 42 percent of all privately held wealth, while the bottom 80 percent own a mere 7 percent. Here’s a solution to education cuts: tax the rich excessively. How can our government justify cutting education when the top 10 percent of wealthy Americans literally own the United States? — Jenny Darby Jarem Gold Hill

Reducing Medicare costs There has been a lot of debate in Congress surrounding the need to cut Medicare costs. Conservatives voted unanimously to radically change Medicare by approving a plan that would effectively privatize Medicare starting in 2022. The plan is based on fixed value vouchers that seniors would receive to buy health insurance from private insurers, according to the L.A. Times. The Bush administration expanded the Medicare program, despite strong oposition from his own party. The expansion came at a high economic cost because of Bush’s commitment to defend the profits of pharmaceutical companies, making it illegal for state

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governments to negotiate with them for lower drug prices. Everyone seems to agree there is a need to cut Medicare costs to prevent the insolvency of the program by 2026, but conservatives seem unable to find solutions, except by cutting benefits to seniors and making them pay for their own health care. Why not repeal or reverse the Bush administration’s ruling that made it illegal for individual states to negotiate with the manufacturers of drugs? Such rulings are contrary to free market laws and contrary to the basic principles of capitalism. Faced with criticism from their constituents, Republicans are now calling for spending caps in the Medicare program. That means millions of seniors will have to pay themselves for treatments once their Medicare spending limit has been reached. Why not cut instead the billions of dollars given away every year in subsidies to big agribusinesses, biotech companies, oil companies and other private businesses? It is time for all of us to follow closely at what “our representatives” in Congress are doing because our future as a nation depends on the decisions they make. Their decisions affect our daily lives deeper than we realize. It affects our ability to work, our freedom, our access to good education and health care, and much more. — Miguel Reinoso Salisbury

Gas prices affect travel plans When it comes summer time, people are going on vacation. It’s getting to be that time of year again, and gas prices are through the roof! Do you think this summer is going to be the same, the way gas prices are these days? Staying in a hotel or renting a house costs enough money. Now, it’s gas prices, too! People aren’t going to want to go anywhere, the way gas prices are. People have to go to work and make money so they can provide for their families. Gas prices have gone up a large amount in such a short amount of time. Something needs to be done about these gas prices! — Natalie Kluttz Salisbury

Space missions keep dreams aloft Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail

ndeavour lifted off Monday in a nearperfect launch, the next-to-the last for the 30-year-old space shuttle program. The last flight, Atlantis, is scheduled for July. Over the decades since President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Space Act, officially creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, NASA has been about more than sending man into space. The law stipulated that “its research and advancements should benefit all people,” according to And it has. NASA has filed more than 6,300 patents with the United States government and, each year since 1976, has published a list of innovations that have led to products we all use everyday, including improvements for our health (modern pacemakers and exercise machines) and our entertainment (satellite radio). Other everyday inventions include: • Invisible braces. • Scratch-resistant lenses. • Memory foam. • Ear thermometer. • Shoe insoles. • Long-distance telecommunications. • Adjustable smoke detector. • Safety grooves on roads and at airports. • Cordless tools. • Water filters. What was once an event for which time was set aside in the school day for students to watch on television, and which sent millions to their own radios and televisions at home, has become routine. At least that’s the way some of us look at space missions today. But how can the words “routine” and


“space missions” even co-exist within the same phrase? What NASA and its various flights have done more than anything else is keep us dreaming of what could be, what tomorrow could bring and how man can improve life on earth by continuing to search the sky for concepts and innovations that — for now — remain beyond his understanding. When NASA marked the 50th anniversary of human space flight earlier this month, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said that Alan B. Shepard’s Mercury flight in 1961 set our nation on a path of exploration and discovery that continues to this day. “I was a teenager at the BOLDEN time and just sorting out the field of study I wanted to pursue,” Bolden said. “Though I never dared dream it growing up in segregated South Carolina, I was proud to follow in Alan’s footsteps several years later and become a test pilot myself. ... The inspiration that has created generations of leaders to enlarge our understanding of our universe and to strive toward the highest in human potential was sparked by those early achievements of our space program." Through space exploration we have learned not just about how to make life on earth better but we have also reaffirmed our nation’s penchant for looking beyond the ordinary, reaching toward what is beyond our touch and learning about that which is outside of our ken. Space travel may have become normal, but it will never be routine. How could it be?


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HOUSING FROM 1a highest priority at a public forum in February. “We know the public is behind this,” said Sue McHugh, who serves on the Historic Neighborhoods Alliance and spoke against the recommendations. Landlords and property managers on the advisory committee vigorously opposed the idea, saying good landlords shouldn’t be punished with costly fees and inconvenient inspections. A proposed state law — House Bill 554 — would make such a program illegal, said Joe Morris, the city’s planning director. That’s not reason enough to abandon the idea, said Andrew Pitner, who also serves on the Historic Neighborhoods Alliance. “A rental registration and inspection program is very important,” Pitner said. “Too many houses don’t meet the minimum code.”

Aging population The program could be tailored to focus only on the city’s aging rental housing stock, Pitner said. Miller said he doesn’t think the rental registration program is necessary “because the majority of landlords aren’t misbehaving.” The city’s code enforcement process is working, Miller said, and new software that will help track problem landlords hasn’t even been installed yet. City staff are scheduled to learn the City View software next week. If anybody lives in substandard conditions, someone should notify the city, Miller said. “It will not be tolerated,” he said. “That’s the bottom line.” The advisory committee was weighted in favor of landlords, said neighborhood advocate Anne Lyles, who attended two of the group’s seven meetings. “I was very disturbed and

unhappy with the tone of the meeting,” Lyles said. Neighborhood members were talked down to and drown out by landlords, she said. When the committee had found no common ground after four meetings, the city hired a facilitator for the remaining sessions. Mayor Susan Kluttz said she wasn’t surprised people argued and thought it was healthy. Blackwell, a former neighborhood president, said she attended five meetings and while heated, “that is not always a bad thing.” “These people had the courage to state their opinions at the table and to duke it out, as you will,” she said. Blackwell said she realized some advocates were disappointed the rental registration program was not recommended. However, the committee’s suggestion to establish a housing commission was more than she expected, Blackwell said, and she supported the recommendations. Miller said the city already has a number of organizations acting as a defacto housing commission. “I need more convincing of where we’re going and what it is that we are voting on,” he said. “It’s too loose for me to say let’s move forward.” Longtime neighborhood advocate Barbara Perry spoke in support of the housing commission. While the recommendations are not exactly what she suggested on behalf of the Neighborhood Leaders Alliance, Perry said, “It is a big, big step in the right direction in establishing a commission of some sort.” Two landlords spoke in opposition to the recommendations and asked Council not to add rental housing registration and inspections. David Wood said the city already has too many ordinances it can’t enforce, and the cost of a program would be “astronomical.” Robert Cobb said the suggestions are unnecessary and ridiculous. Landlords al-

Action plan Recommendations to City Council from the Advisory Committee on Better Housing and Neighborhood Stabilization: Advocacy and education. • Establish an Advocacy and Fair Housing Commission to promote neighborhood health, fair housing and tenant-landlord relationships. • Educate residents about tenant rights and tenant-landlord responsibilities. • Provide a forum for thirdparty conflict resolution between tenants and landlords. • Partner with neighborhood groups to improve community conditions. • Enforcement. • Establish a Code Enforcement Board by re-purposing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to enforce inspections and compliance with minimum housing standards. • Ramp-up code enforcement with sufficient resources to focus on problem areas and chronic offenders of city codes. • Review and amend city or-

ready have to enough to worry about with tenants tearing up their property and causing domestic disturbances, he said. Calvin Turner, a member of the advisory committee, said the group did the best it could. “We had a lot of mess in there,” Turner said.

Tensions high Housing issues are complicated, and tensions were high during the meetings, he said. While the group couldn’t “squeeze a lemon and get a plum,” Turner said he thought the committee did a good job. William Councilmen “Pete” Kennedy and Paul Woodson, along with all other council members, praised the committee for its hard work. “There is no question we do have a problem, and we need to start addressing it,” Kluttz said. But Council should not yet adopt the recommenda-

dinances to create strengthened, common-sense, minimum housing standards. • Use a debt-collection agency to recover unpaid abatement costs. • Use City View software to identify repeat violators of minimum housing standards and other code violations. • Identify geographic concentration of code violations to target enforcement efforts, especially related to vacant and boarded-up houses. • Consider expanding Community Development Block Grant efforts to additional neighborhoods. • Aggressively remove code violations from at-risk neighborhoods. • Step-up law enforcement through the street crimes unit in high-crime areas. • Build awareness of the Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group (SNAG) as a way for residents to report crime and city code violations. • Administer a Demolition by Neglect Ordinance in local historic districts.

tions, some of which are vague, she said. Housing is a complex problem, and establishing a housing commission is not a fix-all, Kluttz said. She said she is particularly concerned about people who can’t afford to fix up their houses in these economic conditions. The city has many good landlords, and they should not become tied up by restrictions and ordinances aimed at people who aren’t doing things right, Kluttz said. In her 14 years on the council, Kluttz said she’s seen laws changed with good intentions “that end up trapping the wrong person.” Council will not delay pursuing the housing issue, she said. “We understand we have work to do, and we are committed to do it,” she said. “We appreciate your understanding that this is not a simple task.” Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Donations cut tuition for environmental summit Center for the Environment

SALISBURY — High school juniors and seniors just got a huge break. Recent donations to the National Environmental Summit for High School Students, scheduled for July 20-24 on the Catawba College campus, have allowed the Center for the Environment to drop the cost from $875 to $150, and the $50 registration fee is refundable if the student attends the summit. That means it will cost the student only $100 for an opportunity to learn and explore innovative environmental solutions under the guidance of scientists and engineers from Rocky Mountain Institute, one of the world’s most successful solutions-based, sustainability-focused organizations, and faculty from Catawba College. The event, “Redesigning Our Future,” is an intensive experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to learn more about becoming effective environmental leaders as they learn to apply techniques RMI uses in its global work in their schools, transportation and home life. The summit, which will include follow-up activities via the Internet through May 2012, will emphasize whole systems thinking, helping stu-

dents become collaborative leaders and effective communicators. Summit leaders will provide knowledge and analytical skills that will help the participants return to their schools and communities empowered to have a tangible impact. One of the distinctive elements of the summit is that it will involve multiple disciplines and Catawba faculty from many departments. Students will explore the concept of environmental leadership through the perspective of their own skills and interest in the arts, humanities, education, business, science and technology. They will learn how essential elements of these varied disciplines — creativity, expression, innovation, research, experimentation and teamwork — are critical to their effectiveness as environmental leaders. “This reduction in price has been an incredible boon for the program,” says John Wear, director of the Center for the Environment. “The generosity of our sponsors and other donors has been overwhelming. This should make the experience affordable for everyone.” For more information, visit

State courts seek more money for interpreters RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina court system is asking for more money for interpretation services, which is the focus of a filing with the U.S. Justice Department by three groups who represent people who don’t speak English well enough to function in the judicial system. A spokeswoman for the Administrative Office of the Courts says the office is seeking additional resources for interpretation services from

the Legislature this year, as it has in the past. The Latin American Coalition, the Muslim American Society of Charlotte and the Vietnamese Coalition of Charlotte filed the complaint Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice about the lack of interpretation services in civil courts. AOC spokeswoman Sharon Gladwell says it would cost about $1.4 million to expand interpretation services to civil cases.



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Man gets 20 years for threatening Bush, Graham


CHARLOTTE (AP) — A 28-year-old Walnut Cove man who threatened to kill former President George W. Bush and said he wanted to blow up the White House has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say Ronald Brim started sending letters with specific and graphic threats to the former president and first lady Laura Bush as well as the Rev. Billy Graham and the evangelist’s son Franklin in April 2008. Brim also threatened agents investigating his case. A jury convicted Brim in August. A judge Tuesday agreed with prosecutors and gave Brim a lengthy sentence because of his criminal record. Records show Brim served about eight years for indecent liberty with a child and malicious conduct by a prisoner.

by voters in November, Rowan would begin collecting the tax in the middle of 2012. That won’t help the current budget crisis for Salisbury, which faces a $2.7 million shortfall. In addition, the city’s tax base plummeted by $200 million after Rowan County’s revaluation. City Manager David Treme has recommended a 5.2 cent property tax rate increase to make up for the loss due to revaluation. Treme said revaluation “added insult to injury” in an already tough budget year. Proceeds from the penny sales tax in 2012 would make up for the decrease in the city’s tax base. “This could offset the damage of moving foward with revaluation,” Paris said. The proposed 5.2 cent tax increase would generate $1.4 million, just under the $1.7 million the city would receive from the penny sales tax. Two residents spoke against the property tax in-



AREA/CONTINUED crease during a public hearing Tuesday on the budget. Bill Wagoner said Council should pass a 60-cent tax rate because people have less disposable income. Salisbury residents are generally older, more likely to be out of work and less educated than people in surrounding communities, Wagoner said. The incomes of Salisbury residents “will recover slower than any other community around us,” he said. Over the past 10 years, property values have risen 45 percent in Salisbury, while revenue from taxes has grown 55.1 percent, he said. “That is not sustainable,” Wagoner said. Jerry Shelby said the city should not raise water-sewer fees again. Treme has proposed increasing the rates by an average 2.86 percent, the smallest hike in eight years. Shelby said eight years of increases is too many. The city wants people to recycle, but that fee is going up 58 cents, he said. “The city charges me more to haul away the empty containers than what I paid for the

State’s textile heritage highlighted at library

product,” he said. When he only generates enough trash to fill a grocery bag each week, Shelby said he should not pay as much for garbage service as neighbors with overflowing trash cans. “Poor people...and widows on Social Security are subsidizing the bigger users,” Shelby said. “They are the people least able to pay.” While the county’s idea to keep the one cent sales tax eventually could help Salisbury cut its own taxes and fees, Councilman Brian Miller expressed skepticism that it will come to pass. The state has its own budget crisis and likely won’t let go of a source of revenue, he said. Or, the county may object to sharing the revenue with Salisbury and other municipalities, he said. “Most of the money is collected by the businesses in the cities,” Councilman Paul Woodson said. “They should share in it.” City Council will hold a budget workshop open to the public at 10 a.m. June 9 in City Hall. If needed, members will hold another workshop at 10 a.m. June 10.

As part of its Centennial Celebration, Rowan Public Library presents a program on North Carolina’s rich textile heritage as told through the stories, songs and images of the people who worked in the mills. Thanks to funding from the N.C. Humanities Council’s Roads Scholar program, Dr. Roxanne Newton will present the program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove, a town with its own mill history. The history of N.C.’s textile industry includes jobs migration, labor unions and globalization, all of which parallel manufacturing industries throughout the world today. While some mill owners practiced so-called welfare capitalism and took care of their employees, others were more motivated by profits. Mill villages existed either as

family-oriented communities or as high-rent company houses. Inside the mill, work was often low-paid, difficult and dangerous. Child labor was common in the early years, and racial discrimination and sexism were rampant. Managers often implemented “stretch outs,” efficiency systems that forced employees to work more for less money. In some desperate situations, workers organized unions and went on strike, often dividing family members and co-workers in bitter, violent disputes. The daughter and granddaughter of mill workers, Newton grew up in a small North Carolina textile town. She is director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Mitchell Community College, and is the author of “Women Workers on Strike: Narratives of Southern Women Unionists.”

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SERVICE FROM 1a Rowan County Sheriff’s Chaplain Rev. Mike Taylor said officers today don’t get the respect and appreciation they deserve. “In these days, with violence and crime on every hand, instead of being appreciated, (officers) are almost an enemy to society,” he said. But every officer across

SALES TAX FROM 1a “Nobody ever wants a tax increase,” Poole said. But she said the impact on most people would be slight. Poole also said she felt the county had done all it could to inform the public. “I wish the turnout had been greater,” Poole said, adding that such an important decision should have been made by a bigger percentage of voters. Commission Chairman Jay White agreed, but said the vote showed Cabarrus residents appreciated the importance of helping the schools. “This shows transparency,” White said. “The citizens know how much money is being collected … and they see the restrictions we’re placing on ourselves.” Commissioner Larry Burrage, who was elected last November on a platform of lower taxes, said he was glad voters got the chance to choose what form of tax they’d see. “This way, everybody who comes through Cabarrus County has to help pay it,” Burrage said. One advantage of the sales tax touted by officials was that thousands of people who attend events, shop and travel through Cabarrus will help shoulder the burden, a fourth of a cent at a time. But Burrage said that the time had come to stop increasing taxes. “We can’t continue just to increase budgets and tax peo-

the nation will be remembered and honored this week as National Police Week continues. Bobby Clement, 14, son of Spencer Police Officer Robert Clement, who was killed June 3, 1999, has been coming to the memorial service for the past 11 years. He said each year it gets easier for him and his mom, Lunda Eller. His favorite part about attending, he says, is to see that people care. “To see all the people that come out to support all the of-

ficers that are killed,” he said, is what makes life without his father a little easier. Two officers were killed in the line of duty in North Carolina this year: Inspector Timothy Charles Barnes, with the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau, who died July 28 from heat exhaustion during training, and Greene County Deputy Sheriff Jon-Michael Willis, shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

ple,” Burrage said. Likewise, not all voters agreed with the measure. Phyllis Hall of Kannapolis voted against the sales tax. “I just think we pay enough,” Hall said, standing outside her Kannapolis polling place. “People on a fixed income just can’t afford much more.” Allan Cecil, also of Kannapolis, agreed. He also voted against the tax. “Just like at my household, the government needs to work within a budget,” he said. Shayne Fesperman of Kannapolis voted in favor of the sales tax, she said, because schools are important. “Right now, I feel that our schools need all the help they can get,” Fesperman said. Fesperman also said she was surprised by how few people had turned out. She was voter number 60 at her polling place. White said the county had done much to publicize the vote since the referendum was announced in February. In Kannapolis, the tax was mentioned at last Friday’s rally in support of education, held at A.L. Brown High School. But Charles Mitchell, of the Kannapolis Board of Education, said earlier Tuesday that the tax hadn’t been heavily discussed to avoid overly politicizing the rally. Kannapolis City Schools Superintendent Pam Cain could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

Currituck rejects hotel in horse area CURRITUCK (AP) — Currituck County commissioners have rejected a request to allow a hotel and shops to be built in a fourwheel-drive area where about 100 wild horses roam. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that the commissioners rejected the rezoning request from developer Gerald Friedman on Monday. Friedman wanted to rezone more than 37 acres in Swan Beach to general business from residential. The commissioners have rejected similar requests at least twice before. Friedman says his land originally was set aside for commercial development in 1969. He also says it’s no more intrusive than a 23bedroom house where weddings are held or the many home businesses operating in the area. In response to Friedman, county inspectors say they found nine home businesses not in compliance.

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McCann ends it in the 11th BY PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press


Brian McCann had the game-winner for the Braves Tuesday.

ATLANTA — When Brian McCann re3 turned to Braves 1 his locker, Astros Derek Lowe shouted across the room: “Great off day, Mac!” A great off day, indeed. McCann came off the bench in the ninth inning to tie it with a pinch-hit, twoout homer, then hit a tworun shot in the 11th to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday. “If the game is close, I know I’m the first one off

the bench to hit,” the AllStar catcher said. “I’m ready for that. I know that’s my role when I’m not playing.” The Braves were trailing 1-0 and down to their final strike in the ninth when McCann drove a 1-2 pitch the opposite way, the ball just clearing the wall in left-center. He stayed in the game behind the plate and, two innings later, ended it with his fourth homer of the season — a towering drive down the right-field line, just inside the foul pole against Jeff Fulchino (0-2). Cory Gearrin (1-1) escaped a bases-loaded, one-

out jam in the top of the 11th, helped by a disputed call, and was rewarded with his first career win. McCann was taking one of his regularly scheduled days off, but he wound up leading the Braves to their fourth straight win. Mark Melancon blew the save in the ninth, ruining a brilliant performance by Wandy Rodriguez. The Astros starter pitched five-hit ball over eight scoreless innings but the Astros’ beleaguered bullpen couldn’t hold it. McCann made sure of that. “He’s clutch,” Gearrin said. “He’s such a big part of

this team.” Brett Wallace broke up a scoreless duel between Rodriguez and Lowe with a seventh-inning homer. The Braves didn’t do much offensively, even with the return of Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward to the lineup. Jones, who had missed the last two games with a slight meniscus tear in his right knee, moved well at third base but struck out twice in the late innings with runners aboard. Heyward started for the first time in seven games after undergo-


Playoff action set back

Cavs hit the lottery

Staff report BY BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press

SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Cleveland Cavaliers got a huge jump on their post-LeBron James rebuilding process Tuesday night, winning the lottery and the No. 1 selection in next month’s NBA draft. Turning a pick they acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers into the No. 1 selection, the Cavs will pick first for the first time since 2003, when they drafted James out of high school. He left for Miami last summer and the Cavs tumbled to the second-worst record in the league, but they will have two top-four picks next month as they try to back owner Dan Gilbert’s boast that they would win a title before James. They already had their own pick and acquired another at the trade deadline from the Clippers in the deal for Baron Davis. Gilbert sent his son and “hero”, 14-year-old Nick Gilbert, to the podium and the kid came up with a stunning victory, as the Clippers’ pick, originally No. 8, had only a 2.8 percent chance of landing at the top. Nick Gilbert was born with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body at any time. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses and a bow tie and looked serious until he showed a keen sense of humor in a television interview. His father called him his “hero” for the way he has fought the disease. “It’s sort of Nick fashion. He has been doing it his whole life to some degree. I’m proud of him. I proud of the way he carried himself and I am very excited for the fans of Cleveland, Ohio who have been through a very, very rough year,” Dan Gilbert said. “They deserve it more than anybody and they have some good hope now.” Minnesota will select second and Utah turned New Jersey’s pick from the Deron Williams trade into the No. 3 selection. The Timberwolves continued their unbelievable lottery losing streak, falling to 0 for 14 and dropping for the eighth time. They had a 25 percent chance of winning after finishing with a leagueworst 17-65 record. Instead the luck went to the Cavs, who are used to playing deep in the playoffs and hope they won’t have to worry about this trip again.

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South Rowan pitcher Kim Fesperman, left, and Kaitlyn Jones look on at a recent South game.

Fesperman looks toward future BY MIKE LONDON

LANDIS — South Rowan senior Kim Fesperman probably pitched her last softball game when the Raiders were eliminated from the North Piedmont Conference Tournament by North Iredell, but she can live with that. A pitcher out of necessity for South, Fesperman expects to be a first baseman or second baseman next year at Catawba. Fesperman even played some left field for South late this season, and that experiment went well. Maybe outfield will be her future. “I surprised myself,” Fesperman said. “I caught some balls. I did OK out there.” South coach Cassie Buckwalter has watched Fesperman do more than OK for a long time. She coached her in middle school ball before being the head coach for her junior and senior years at South.

“I think Kim an awesome person, and I think she’s just an awesome athlete,” Buckwalter said. “I’m sure she could play any position on the field.” For someone who’s going to move on to the next level, Fesperman started playing softball late. She was introduced to the sport when she was a 12-

year-old at Corriher-Lipe Middle School. When she wanted to make up for lost time and throw herself into the sport, her parents, Andy and Sandy, made the sacrifices that were necessary, and Fesperman started experiencing success. “It wasn’t long before I started looking at softball as

my favorite sport,” said Fesperman, who also competed in volleyball at South. “What I really liked most about softball is the pressure of playing well as an individual, even though you’re playing a team sport.” Fesperman played on a 14-under Rowan Rage team that placed third in the World Series. She moved on from there to the Carolina Angels 16-under team. She did some pitching early in her career, but on her competitive travel-ball teams she was an infielder. “I really enjoy playing defense at first and second base, and I usually hit more when I’m not pitching,” Fesperman said. She became a regular at Catawba camps. After Catawba coaches saw her play in tournaments with the Angels, she was invited to a tryout at the school back in October.

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Kim Fesperman, right, hopes to shine at Catawba.


Tuesday wasn’t a very good day locally for playoff baseball and softball. It was the fourth straight day with rain in the forecast, RIMER postponing all the scheduled postseason action. All that rain wrecked havoc on the local diamonds, already soaked from a wet weekend. There’s a chance for more rain today, which would complicate things further. “We’re going to try to get it in tomorrow, but we may have to wait until Thursday,” North Rowan coach Aaron Rimer said. All teams will give it another go today. Whenever they finally play, the Cavaliers will take on Yadkin Valley Conference rival East Montgomery for the third time this season in the baseball playoffs. North (20-6) shutout East twice this year, 6-0 and 1-0. The North softball team is scheduled to face Monroe Central Acadaemy tonight as well. East Rowan’s softballl/ baseball doubleheader was moved back a day with the softball action starting at 5 p.m. at East. The Mustangs’ softball squad faces Northern Guilford, the No.5 seed from the Mid-State Conference. The baseball game pairing East with Weddington carries a 7 p.m. start at Staton Field. East is the top seed out of the North Piedmont Conference and Weddington (14-9) earned the Southern Carolina’s runner up spot. The Warriors beat Hickory Ridge 8-4 in the first round. The winner will play the winner of Parkwood and Northwest Caburrus. The Mustangs beat Northwest last year in the postseason and split this year’s two meetings. After a 1-0 upset of Mt. Pleasant in Round 1, Carson (16-7) will play Charlotte Catholic (18-3), the Mega-7 Conference champions tonight at 7. The Cougars have never advanced past the second round. Salisbury’s girls soccer team will face West Stokes on the road tonight at 7 in the district round of the 2A West region. The Hornets (17-0-2) have a tall order in taking down the Northwest Conference champion in the Wildcats (15-5-1). Rounding out the softball matchups of interest are Salisbury at Piedmont, Carson at Jay M. Robinson and West Rowan at Charlotte Catholic at Jack Hughes Memorial Park in Pineville.

2B • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 July 21-26.......................................... State tournament (Morehead City) Aug. 3-8......Regional (Sumter, S.C.) Aug. 11-16 ......World Series (Shelby)

TV Sports Wednesday, May 18 CYCLING 5 p.m. VERSUS — Tour of California, stage 4, Livermore to San Jose, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Colorado at Philadelphia WGN — Chicago Cubs at Florida NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference finals, game 2, Miami at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference finals, game 2, San Jose at Vancouver SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Women’s national teams, U.S. vs. Japan, at Cary, N.C.

Prep baseball Playoffs 1A West 2nd round E. Mont. (12-12) at N. Rowan (21-6) North Moore (18-6) at East Surry (18-9) Albemarle (17-9) at McGuinness (16-7) South Stanly (18-7) at Elkin (11-8) Murphy 6, Lake Norman Charter 3 Robbinsville (9-8) at Bessmer City (11-13) Rosman (8-12) at Cherryville (18-8) Hayesville (16-6) at Hendersonville (9-11) 2A West 2nd Round West Stanly (22-4) at West Stokes (19-7) E. Lincoln (20-6) at W. Davidson (16-6) E. Davidson (15-10) at Cuthbertson (24-2) Piedmont (17-10) at W. Lincoln (18-7) Starmount (18-7) at Owen (20-4) Chase (15-7) at Wilkes Central (22-2) Draughn (14-10) at E. Rutherford (22-3) Polk (18-4) at Pisgah (14-9)

Area schedule Wednesday, May 18 PREP BASEBALL State playoffs (second round) 7 p.m. East Montgomery at North Rowan Weddington at East Rowan Carson at Charlotte Catholic (Jack Hughes Memorial Park, Pineville) Parkwood at NW Cabarrus PREP SOFTBALL State playoffs (first round) 5 p.m. Northern Guilford at East Rowan 6 p.m. West Rowan at Charlotte Catholic (Jack Hughes Memorial Park) TBA Carson at Robinson North Rowan at Monroe Central Academy Salisbury at Piedmont PREP GIRLS SOCCER 7 p.m. State playoffs (third round) Salisbury at West Stokes INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 10:35 a.m. Kannapolis at Hagerstown Suns (DH)

3A West 2nd round Weddington (14-9) at East Rowan (19-7) Parkwood (9-12) at NW Cabarrus (18-8) Carson (16-8) at Char. Catholic (18-3) Robinson (15-10) at Marvin Rg. (16-9) Burns (14-8) at North Buncombe (19-8) Foard (11-13) at South Point (20-2) Erwin (15-6) at Hickory (15-10) Enka (14-11) at R-S Central (8-16) 4A West 2nd round Ardrey Kell (22-4) at Glenn (19-8) Butler (16-9) at N. Davidson (14-9) NW Guilford (18-9) at Providence (25-2) W. Forsyth (21-5) at SE Guilford (23-3) E. Gaston (14-10) at Porter Ridge (14-9) Watauga 16, Alexander Central 6 Mooresville (19-7) at TC Roberson (21-4) Hopewell (14-13) at Mallard Creek (21-6)


Youth baseball Franklin Ellis Dodgers 19, Indians 12 Leading hitters — Dodgers: Robert Featherston 5, Thad Eagle 5; Indians: Dylan Valley 5, Drew Pynes 4 HR — Dodgers: Eagle Indians 23, Red Sox 12 Leading hitters — Indians: Valley 5, Pynes 5, Drew Bitzer 4; Red Sox: Matthews, Gavin Wright 4 HR — Red Sox: Jordan Brasington

College baseball SE Regional at Mount Olive Double-elimination Thursday’s games 11 a.m. (3) UNC Pembroke vs. (4) Columbus St. 3 p.m. (2) Francis Marion vs. (5) Catawba 7 p.m. (1) Mount Olive vs. (6) Wingate Friday’s games 11 a.m. Mount Olive-Wingate loser vs. Francis Marion-Catawba loser 3 p.m. Mount Olive-Wingate winner vs. UNCPColumbus State loser 7 p.m. Francis Marion-Catawba winner vs. UNCP-Columbus State winner

Standings ACC Atlantic Florida State Clemson N.C. State Wake Forest Boston College Maryland Coastal Virginia Georgia Tech Miami North Carolina Virginia Tech Duke

ACC 18-9 15-12 12-15 12-15 7-19 5-22

Overall 39-13 36-16 30-23 22-28 17-30 21-32

22-5 20-7 17-9 17-10 10-17 6-21

45-6 37-15 32-19 41-12 29-23 25-28

SEC Eastern Vanderbilt South Carolina Florida Georgia Kentucky Tennessee Western Arkansas Mississippi State Alabama Auburn Mississippi LSU

SEC 20-7 20-7 20-7 15-12 7-20 5-22 SEC 13-14 13-14 13-14 13-14 12-15 11-16

Overall 42-8 41-11 39-13 26-26 24-28 23-27 Overall 33-17 32-19 31-22 28-24 28-23 33-19

Salisbury (14-11) Batting AB R H RBI AVG Van der Poel 67 25 31 15 .463 81 24 35 33 .432 Tonseth Carmichael 72 19 28 15 .389 Bauk 85 23 30 12 .353 77 28 27 20 .351 Knox Myrhoeffer 72 14 23 20 .319 Wolfe 73 12 20 9 .274 Veal 64 15 17 20 .266 59 14 14 4 .237 Swaim Bowden 28 7 4 2 .143 Doubles — Tonseth 7, Van der Poel 6, Meyerhoeffer 6, Veal 6, Carmichael 4 Triples — Tonseth 3, Bauk 2, Swaim 1, Van der Poel 1 Homers — Tonseth 3, Carmichael 2, Veal 2, Meyerhoeffer 1, Knox 1 Steals — Knox 10, Swaim 8, Bauk 6, Meyerhoeffer 5 Pitching IP ER BB SO ERA 47.1 22 32 48 3.25 Bauk Bowden 16.2 8 11 18 3.36 Myrhoeffer 12 6 11 11 3.50 50 29 25 43 4.06 Tonseth Veal 16 18 15 12 7.88 Knox 7 9 6 6 9.00 6.1 9 7 7 9.94 Wolfe Records: Tonseth (5-3), Bauk (4-4), Bowden (2-0), Veal (2-1),Murph (1-1), Meyerhoeffer (0-2 South Rowan (11-13) AB R H RBI AVG Batting Deason 48 13 18 7 .375 Dietz 82 15 30 12 .366 67 19 24 14 .358 Tyler Kowalczyk 75 21 24 8 .333 Miller 72 21 24 15 .333 Penninger 62 14 20 19 .323 Hubbard 62 13 19 13 .306 Goodman 80 23 24 10 .300 .261 McLaughlin 23 4 6 6 Corriher 12 4 3 1 .250 Parker 48 11 7 3 .146 Kennerly 14 0 2 6 .143 Doubles — Goodman 6, Miller 6, Tyler 5, Deason 4 Triples — Kowalczyk 2, Dietz 1, Corriher 1 Homers — Penninger 4, Miller 4, Goodman 2, Tyler 1, Hubbard 1, McLaughlin 1 Steals — Kowalczyk 12, Hubbard 6, Parker 4 IP ER BB SO ERA Pitching Miller 49 20 22 48 2.86 Penninger 37.2 17 7 31 3.16 19.2 10 16 17 3.56 Corriher Parker 19.1 12 9 11 4.34 Mullis 22.1 15 10 28 4.70 Records — Miller (4-4), Mullis (2-1), Penninger (2-4), Corriher (2-3), Parker (1-1) Saves — Mullis 2, Penninger 1

Prep softball Playoffs 1st round 1A West Science & Math 6, North Moore 3 Roxboro Com. (6-10) at S. Stanly (21-3) N. Rowan (12-9) at Central Acad,. (7-15) N. Stokes (15-3) at East Wilkes (11-10) N. Wilkes (6-14) at E. Surry (21-4) Chatham (19-6) at Union Acad. (4-13) West Wilkes 15, Mt. Airy 0 E. Montgomery 19, River Mill 1 Swain 3, Lincoln Charter 1 Highland Tech (5-15) at Mitchell (5-13) Hayesville (11-8) at Hendersonville (4-15) W. Mont. (8-13) at Bess. City (14-10) Gray Stone (9-12) at Cherryville (14-10) Robbinsville 13, Hiwassee Dam 3 Alleghany (6-15) at Avery (4-11) Murphy 18, Rosman 0 2A West HP Andrews (4-13) at W.Stokes (14-10) Salisbury (2-16) at Piedmont (22-4) J-Matthews (11-12) at C. Davidson (22-3) N. Surry (12-10) at N. Lincoln (17-9) W. Lincoln (15-7) at W. Stanly (24-2) W. Davidson (10-9) at Surry Cent. (13-10) Forest Hills (17-7) at E. Lincoln (15-8) Cuthbertson (19-6) at E. Davidson (8-10) Wilkes Central (9-9) at Bandys (19-5) Bunker Hill (10-12) at Owen (23-2) Maiden (16-8) at Starmount (18-7) E. Rutherford (11-9) at N. Henderson (16-9) Draughn (17-8) at Chase (15-3) Smoky Mountain (8-16) at E. Burke (17-8) Polk (18-5) at Pisgah (17-4) Forbush (18-8) at Madison (15-3) 3A West N. Guilford (8-12) at East Rowan (20-2) C. Cabarrus (16-7) at Parkwood (11-11) S. Guilford (12-11) at NW Cabarrus (20-5) Weddington (8-15) at Harding (7-11) West Rowan (6-14) at Catholic (13-8) Carson (11-12) at Robinson (15-7) Cox Mill (13-9) at Marvin Ridge (17-6) Hickory Ridge (13-7) at N. Iredell (15-7) Hibriten (12-12) at Burns (12-6) North Gaston (8-10) at Enka (13-11) Tuscola (11-13) at Crest (18-3) St. Stephens (15-10) at W. Henderson (16-5) South Point (16-6) at Erwin (9-14) Franklin 13, Asheville 0 Kings Mountain (11-7) at Freedom (11-12)

Southern SoCon 21-6 Elon UNC Greensboro 19-8 College of Charleston 17-10 Georgia Southern 17-10 Samford 16-11 13-14 Appalachian State Furman 12-14 Wofford 9-18 9-18 Western Carolina The Citadel 8-19 Davidson 8-21

Overall 34-18 31-18 34-18 30-21 32-20 29-23 22-29 22-30 19-29 20-32 18-29

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 7 ............Kernersville B-Dogs June Concord June Wilkes June Mocksville June 16 Lexington 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

Prep soccer Playoffs 2A West Third round Salisbury (17-0-2) at W. Stokes (15-5-1) Cuthbertson (22-2) at East Lincoln (14-8) Wilkes Central (15-5) at Forbush (22-1) Shelby (16-3-1) at Polk (15-7-2) 3A West Third round Marvin Rdg. (14-4-2) at Robinson (174) Weddington (15-4-2) at Catholic (18-1-3) Hibriten (11-8-2) at Hickory (13-6-2) South Pt. (14-8-1) at St. Steph. (18-3-3)




July 6 ......................... All-Star Game July 8-14 .....................Playoffs begin July 15-18.......Area III championship

South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals)26 12 .684 —


SCOREBOARD Kannapolis (White Sox)22 14 .611 3 Delmarva (Orioles) 23 16 .590 31⁄2 21 15 .583 4 Hickory (Rangers) Greensboro (Marlins) 21 16 .568 41⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates)18 18 .500 7 Lakewood (Phillies) 16 22 .421 10 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Asheville (Rockies) 19 19 .500 — 18 20 .474 1 Lexington (Astros) Savannah (Mets) 18 20 .474 1 1 Charleston (Yankees) 18 21 .462 1 ⁄2 1 Greenville (Red Sox) 18 21 .462 1 ⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 15 23 .395 4 Rome (Braves) 11 27 .289 8 Tuesday’s Games Kannapolis 2, Hagerstown 1, 3 innings, susp., rain Greensboro at Hickory, ppd., rain Delmarva 6, Lakewood 5 Charleston, S.C. 9, Savannah 4 Augusta 8, Greenville 2 West Virginia at Lexington, ppd., rain Rome at Asheville, ppd., rain Wednesday’s Games West Virginia at Lexington, 10:05 a.m., 1st game Kannapolis at Hagerstown, 10:35 a.m. Kannapolis 2, Hagerstown 1, 3 innings, comp. of susp. game West Virginia at Lexington, 12:35 p.m., 2nd game Greensboro at Hickory, 4 p.m., 1st game Rome at Asheville, 5:35 p.m., 1st game Greensboro at Hickory, 6:30 p.m., 2nd game Savannah at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m. Lakewood at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Greenville at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. Rome at Asheville, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 14 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Sunday, May 15 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, Vancouver leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 17 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5, series tied 1-1 Wednesday, May 18 San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Friday, May 20 Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21 Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 15 Chicago 103, Miami 82, Chicago leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 17 Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112, Dallas leads series 1-0 Wednesday, May 18 Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21 Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 22 Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s box Mavs 121, Thunder 112 OKLAHOMA CITY (112) Durant 10-18 18-19 40, Ibaka 7-11 3-3 17, Perkins 3-4 1-2 7, Westbrook 3-15 14-18 20, Sefolosha 2-2 0-0 6, Collison 2-4 0-0 4, Harden 5-9 1-1 12, Maynor 0-1 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 2-4 0-0 6, Robinson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 34-72 37-43 112. DALLAS (121) Marion 5-10 1-1 11, Nowitzki 12-15 24-24 48, Chandler 1-2 1-2 3, Kidd 1-3 0-0 3, Stevenson 1-4 0-0 3, Terry 8-16 4-4 24, Haywood 1-1 1-2 3, Brewer 1-2 0-0 2, Stojakovic 1-8 0-0 3, Barea 8-12 3-3 21. Totals 39-73 34-36 121. Oklahoma City 27 21 31 33 — 112 20 35 35 31 — 121 Dallas 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 7-16 (Sefolosha 2-2, Cook 2-3, Durant 2-5, Harden 1-4, Robinson 0-2), Dallas 9-23 (Terry 4-8, Barea 2-3, Stevenson 1-3, Kidd 1-3, Stojakovic 1-6). Fouled Out—Marion. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 42 (Durant 8), Dallas 38 (Chandler 8). Assists—Oklahoma City 19 (Durant 5), Dallas 22 (Kidd 11). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 27, Dallas 28. Technicals—Oklahoma City Coach Brooks, Perkins, Oklahoma City defensive three second 2, Dallas Coach Carlisle, Chandler, Terry. A—20,911 (19,200).

ML Baseball Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .360; Berkman, St. Louis, .352; Barney, Chicago, .343; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; Polanco, Philadelphia, .338; Ethier, Los Angeles, .338; GSanchez, Florida, .329; BPhillips, Cincinnati, .329. RUNS—Stubbs, Cincinnati, 32; Votto, Cincinnati, 32; Berkman, St. Louis, 31; Rasmus, St. Louis, 31; Braun, Milwaukee, 30; Holliday, St. Louis, 30; Prado, Atlanta, 28. RBI—Berkman, St. Louis, 35; Howard, Philadelphia, 35; Braun, Milwaukee, 33; Fielder, Milwaukee, 32; Pence, Houston, 31; Holliday, St. Louis, 28; CJones, Atlanta, 27; Prado, Atlanta, 27; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 27. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 56; JosReyes, New York, 56; SCastro, Chicago, 55; Ethier, Los Angeles, 54; Polanco, Philadelphia, 53; Byrd, Chicago, 50; Holliday, St. Louis, 50; Kemp, Los Angeles, 50; GSanchez, Florida, 50; Votto, Cincinnati, 50. DOUBLES—Beltran, New York, 13; Holliday, St. Louis, 13; CJones, Atlanta, 13; JosReyes, New York, 13; Fowler, Colorado, 12; Pence, Houston, 12; Votto, Cincinnati, 12. TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 6; Victorino, Philadelphia, 5; SCastro, Chicago, 3; Espinosa, Washington, 3; Rasmus, St. Louis, 3; 19 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 12; Berkman, St. Louis, 11; ASoriano, Chicago, 11; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 11; Fielder, Milwaukee, 9; Howard, Philadelphia, 9; 5 tied at 8. STOLEN BASES—JosReyes, New York, 16; Bourn, Houston, 14; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 14; Desmond, Washington, 13; Bourgeois, Houston, 12; Kemp, Los Angeles, 12. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 73; Lincecum, San Francisco, 69; Garza, Chicago, 68; ClLee, Philadelphia, 68; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 64; Norris, Houston, 60; JSanchez, San Francisco, 58. SAVES—LNunez, Florida, 15; Street, Colorado, 14; FRodriguez, New York, 12; BrWilson, San Francisco, 12; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 11; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 11; Axford, Milwaukee, 9; Putz, Arizona, 9; Storen, Washington, 9; HBell, San Diego, 9. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Bautista, Toronto, .370; Joyce, Tampa Bay, .366; Hafner, Cleveland, .345; MiYoung, Texas, .343; MIzturis, Los Angeles, .331; Kubel, Minnesota, .329; AdGonzalez, Boston, .327. RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 35; MiCabrera, Detroit, 31; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 31; Granderson, New York, 29; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 29; ACabrera, Cleveland, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 27. RBI—AdGonzalez, Boston, 37; Beltre, Texas, 34; Granderson, New York, 31; MiYoung, Texas, 31; Konerko, Chicago, 30; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 28. HITS—MiYoung, Texas, 57; AdGonzalez, Boston, 55; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 52; ISuzuki, Seattle, 51; Ellsbury, Boston, 49; Konerko, Chicago, 49; ACabrera, Cleveland, 47; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 47; Kubel, Minnesota, 47. DOUBLES—MiYoung, Texas, 16; Quentin, Chicago, 15; AdGonzalez, Boston, 14; Gordon, Kansas City, 14; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 14; Ellsbury, Boston, 13; Francoeur, Kansas City, 13; Kinsler, Texas, 13. TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 5; Borbon, Texas, 3; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 3; Crisp, Oakland, 3; DeJesus, Oakland, 3; Gordon, Kansas City, 3; Granderson, New York, 3; SRodriguez, Tampa Bay, 3. HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 16; Granderson, New York, 14; Beltre, Texas, 10; Konerko, Chicago, 10; Cano, New York, 9; AdGonzalez, Boston, 9; Teixeira, New York, 9.

STOLEN BASES—Andrus, Texas, 13; Crisp, Oakland, 13; Ellsbury, Boston, 13; Fuld, Tampa Bay, 12; RDavis, Toronto, 11; ISuzuki, Seattle, 11; Aybar, Los Angeles, 10. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 6-0; Cahill, Oakland, 6-1; Weaver, Los Angeles, 6-3; Tomlin, Cleveland, 5-1; Arrieta, Baltimore, 5-1; Masterson, Cleveland, 51; Lester, Boston, 5-1; Britton, Baltimore, 5-2; Pineda, Seattle, 5-2; Price, Tampa Bay, 5-3. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 62; Weaver, Los Angeles, 61; Haren, Los Angeles, 61; Shields, Tampa Bay, 60; Lester, Boston, 58; FHernandez, Seattle, 55; Scherzer, Detroit, 53. SAVES—MRivera, New York, 13; CPerez, Cleveland, 10; Valverde, Detroit, 10; League, Seattle, 9; Fuentes, Oakland, 9; Feliz, Texas, 8; Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 8.

Late Monday Mariners 5, Twins 2 Minnesota Seattle ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 4 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 3 1 1 0 Plouffe ss 4 0 0 0 Figgins 3b 4 1 1 0 Kubel rf 4 1 1 0 Smoak 1b 3 0 1 1 Mrnea dh 3 0 1 0 Ryan pr-ss 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 Cuddyr 1b 4 1 1 0 Cust dh DYong lf 4 0 0 0 Olivo c 3 0 1 0 Valenci 3b 4 0 0 1 AKndy 2b 3 1 2 2 Butera c 3 0 0 0 Peguer lf 4 1 1 1 Revere ph 1 0 0 0 LRdrgz ss 2 0 0 0 ACasill 2b 3 0 1 0 MSndrs cf 3 0 0 0 29 5 8 5 Totals 34 2 4 1 Totals Minnesota 000 000 002—2 Seattle 101 002 01x—5 E—A.kennedy (1), Figgins (5), L.rodriguez (1). Dp—Minnesota 1. Lob—Minnesota 6, Seattle 5. 2b—Smoak (10), Cust (9). Hr— A.kennedy (4), Peguero (2). Cs— (3). Sf—A.kennedy. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota 6 7 4 4 2 8 S.baker L,2-3 0 1 1 2 0 Dumatrait 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Al.Burnett Seattle Pineda W,5-2 7 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 Laffey 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1 0 0 0 J.Wright HBP—by Pineda (Morneau). T—2:31. A—14,859 (47,878).

Athletics 5, Angels 4 (10) Los Angeles ab r Aybar ss 4 0 Abreu dh 5 1 MIzturs 2b 4 2 TrHntr rf 3 1 HKndrc lf 4 0 Cllasp 3b 5 0 Trumo 1b 4 0 BoWlsn c 4 0 Bourjos cf 4 0

Oakland h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Crisp cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 Barton 1b 4 0 2 1 3 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 Matsui dh 5 0 1 0 1 2 KSuzuk c 4 1 1 0 2 1 DeJess rf 2 1 1 0 0 1 CJcksn rf 1 0 0 0 2 0 M.Ellis 2b 5 1 0 1 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 3 0 0 0 Sweeny ph 1 0 0 0 AnLRc 3b 0 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 1 1 1 Totals 37 4 8 4 Totals 37 5 9 4 Los Angeles 000 002 200 0—4 Oakland 000 030 001 1—5 One out when winning run scored. E—Callaspo (5). Dp—Los Angeles 1. Lob—Los Angeles 9, Oakland 10. 2b— Bo.wilson (2), Crisp (8), Dejesus (4). Sb— Crisp (13). Sf—Trumbo, Willingham. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles 7 6 3 1 2 3 Pineiro S.downs H,4 1 1 0 0 0 1 Walden Bs,3-10 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 ⁄3 0 1 1 2 1 Rodney L,2-2 Oakland 5 3 3 4 7 Anderson 62⁄3 2 1 1 1 0 Wuertz Bs,1-1 1⁄3 Ziegler 1 0 0 0 0 1 Fuentes 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 Balfour W,3-1 HBP—by Pineiro (DeJesus). WP—Rodney. T—3:07. A—11,061 (35,067).

Padres 8, D-backs 4 San Diego ab Denorfi rf 5 Bartlett ss 5 Headly 3b 4 Hawpe 1b 4 Maybin cf 3 Venale cf 1 Ludwck lf 3 KPhlps c 3 AlGzlz 2b 4 Richrd p 3 Qualls p 0 Forsyth ph0 Frieri p 0 Adams p 0

Arizona r 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

h bi ab r h bi 0 0 CYoung cf 4 0 1 0 2 2 Mora 3b 5 0 1 1 3 1 J.Upton rf 4 1 2 1 1 0 S.Drew ss 4 0 0 0 1 2 RRorts 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 Nady 1b 3 0 0 0 2 3 GParra lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 HBlanc c 3 2 2 2 0 0 Monter ph-c1 0 0 0 0 0 Galrrg p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Mirand ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Branyn ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Demel p 0 0 0 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 KJhnsn ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 8 9 8 Totals 34 4 7 4 San Diego 230 030 000—8 Arizona 001 020 010—4 E—Headley (6), R.roberts (3), S.drew (4). Dp—San Diego 1, Arizona 1. Lob—San Diego 6, Arizona 9. 2b—Bartlett (5), Headley (10), C.young (11). Hr—Ludwick (7), J.upton (8), 2 (4). Sb—S.drew (3). Sf— Maybin, Ludwick. H R ER BB SO IP San Diego 2 5 3 3 3 5 Richard W,2-4 5 ⁄3 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Qualls 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 Frieri 2 1 0 0 0 3 Adams S,1-1 1 ⁄3 Arizona Galarraga L,3-4 5 8 8 5 2 1 J.Gutierrez 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 Demel Paterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Richard (Miranda), by Frieri (Nady), by Demel (K.Phillips). Balk— Richard. T—2:52. A—17,958 (48,633).

Brewers 2, Dodgers 1 Los Angeles h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Carroll ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 Miles 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Ethier rf 4 0 0 0 2 1 Kemp cf 3 0 0 1 1 0 Uribe 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 Loney 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Gions lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 GwynJ lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Barajs c 3 0 0 0 0 0 Garlnd p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Navarr ph 1 0 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elbert p MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 2 9 2 Totals 31 1 5 1 Milwaukee 001 001 000—2 Los Angeles 000 100 000—1 Dp—Los Angeles 1. Lob—Milwaukee 14, Los Angeles 5. 2b—Braun (4), C.hart (5), Gibbons (1). Sb—C.gomez (9). S—Marcum. Sf—Kemp. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Marcum W,5-1 7 5 1 1 1 4 Loe H,8 1 0 0 0 0 0 Axford S,9-11 1 0 0 0 0 2 Los Angeles Garland L,1-3 6 7 2 2 4 1 Jansen 1 1 0 0 0 1 Guerrier 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Elbert 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 MacDougal Guerrier pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. HBP—by Garland (C.Gomez). T—3:05. A—35,346 (56,000). Milwaukee ab Weeks 2b 4 CGomz cf 4 Braun lf 4 Fielder 1b 4 McGeh 3b 5 C.Hart rf 4 YBtncr ss 5 Lucroy c 3 Marcm p 1 Kotsay ph 0 0 Loe p Axford p 0

r 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed INF Mark Teahen on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12. Selected the contract of INF Dallas McPherson from Charlotte (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed RHP Rafael Soriano on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 14. Recalled OF Chris Dickerson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Named Bob Melvin special baseball advisor. CHICAGO CUBS—Selected the contract of OF Tony Campana from Iowa (PCL). Recalled LHP Scott Maine from Iowa. Optioned OF Tyler Colvin and RHP Marcos Mateo to Iowa. CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated 3B Juan Francisco from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Louisville (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Selected the contract of RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned LHP Fernando Abad to Oklahoma city. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Placed LHP Mitch Stetter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 15.

Gealy in Pro-Am From staff reports

Elliot Gealy (Salisbury, Clemson) will be playing this week in the fourround BMW Charity Pro-Am Tournament that will be televised on the Golf Channel. The field includes 168 pros. They’ll compete on three courses in the Greenville, S.C., area.

 College golf Will Collins (Salisbury) and his Virginia teammates begin regional play today in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers are seeded fourth in the regional held at Blacksburg, Va. Collins is second on the team this season with a stroke average of 72.80. He’s had three top-10 finishes this season. His best round was a 65.

 College track and field Livingstone’s Bryan Aycoth (West Rowan) was named to the D-II AllAtlantic Region team for his performance in the javelin. Aycoth’s top performance came in the CIAA Championships, where he threw 60.27 meters for the conference record and provisionally qualified for the National Championships.  East Carolina’s Rebecca Cooper (East Rowan) placed sixth in the javelin (134 feet, 7 inches) in the Conference USA Meet held in Houston.

 Pro baseball The Kannapolis Intimidators were tied 1-1 in the third inning at Hagerstown on Tuesday when weather conditions stopped the game. The teams plan to complete the suspended game this morning at 10:35 and then play the scheduled game.  Los Angeles’ Jerry Sands (Catawba) entered Tuesday’s game with a .194 batting average but he does have nine RBIs in 22 games. The Dodgers envision a platoon in left field for now, with veteran lefty hitter Jay Gibbons facing right-handers and Sands hitting against the southpaws. Sands started against Milwaukee left-hander Randy Wolf on Tuesday night on the West Coast.

 College softball Catawba outfielder Khourtni Hester and utility player Kayla Myers were named to the All-Southeast Region second team. Hester led Catawba with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs. Myers batted .368 with eight homers.

 College baseball Catawba’s baseball games at the Southeast Regional will be aired by WSAT-1280. Games will also be available on the internet through the Catawba website or at No. 5 seed Catawba plays No. 2 seed Francis Marion on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The pregame show begins 30 minutes before the first pitch. Buddy Poole, Jim Lewis and Dennis Davidson will broadcast the action.  Appalachian State lost 7-2 at UNC on Tuesday. Preston Troutman (East Rowan) drew two walks and had one RBI for the Mountaineers. North Carolina shortstop Levi Michael (North Davidson) projects as a first-round pick in the June draft.

 Local golf The 9th annual Rowan County Masters is set for Warrior on June 2426. Qualifying is on June 18. The low 31 scores in stroke play join defending champ Keith Dorsett in a matchplay tournament. Entry is $30 for members and $60 for non-members and is open to Rowan residents or members of Rowan clubs who have amateur status. Entry includes green fee, cart and range balls for qualifying round. Fees for tournament rounds will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members. There will also be a practice round available to non-members for $20 the week before qualifying and the week prior to the tournament. First prize includes a one-year bronze membership, a $300 gift certificate and a trophy.

 Prep football In the Southern Showcase held in Flowery Branch, Ga., Bradley Pinion (NW Cabarrus) had a kickoff that traveled 100 yards in the air with a hangtime of 4.4 seconds. No one at the camp had seen anything like it before. Pinion, 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, is on the ESPNU 150 Watch List. Some analysts believe he has the strongest leg in the prep Class of 2012. In Georgia, Pinion was competing against 75 of the best kickers and punters from the Southeast, and no one else approached that kickoff. Pinion also was credited with a 71yard punt at the camp.

summer basketball camp at the school facility on June 13-17. The camp is for rising 4th-8th graders. Girls will attend morning sessions from 8:30-noon, with boys attending from 1-4:30. Former college players and current Sacred Heart coaches Toni Barrios and Bob Burges are camp directors. College and high School area players will be camp councilors, and area coaches will conduct mini clinics daily. Each camper will receive a Tshirt. Concessions will be sold. The cost is $60 for the week or $15 per day for those who cannot attend the entire week. Sessions are limited to 40 campers. Contact Bob Burges at or Sacred Heart AD Katie Meseroll at SHCS 704-633-2841.  Catawba summer basketball camps are for boys and girls ages 515 and will be held in Concord and Charlotte as well as Salisbury. Go to for information or to register.  The 5th annual Carson Basketball Camp for rising 2nd-6th graders will be held July 11-14 from 9-12. Cost is $60 and includes instruction, camp T-shirt and camp insurance. The 2nd annual Carson Little Dribbler Camp will be held July 18-20 and is for 4-year-olds through rising firstgraders. Camp is from 9-11 daily. Cost is $30 and includes instruction, T-short and insurance. For either of the Carson camps, contact boys basketball coach Brian Perry at 704-855-5039.  Applications are still being accepted for the 18th annual Hoops Unlimited Basketball Camp at East Rowan. The camp is open to boys and girls from all area schools. The camp on June 13-16 is for rising 2nd-5th graders. The camp on June 20-23 is for rising 6th-9th graders. The cost of the all-day camp is $95 and includes a camp shirt and an all-you-can-eat lunch every day. Sessions are limited to 50 applicants. Go to or call camp director Rick Roseman at 704-279-7334.

 Baseball camp The Kannapolis Police Department will once again host the Wendy’s Summer Classic baseball and softball camp at Northwest Cabarrus. The camp is free but is limited to the first 100 players who register at the Kannapolis Police Department. Camp dates are June 20-22 from 8:30-1:30 daily. Camp is for ages 8-13. Instruction will be conducted by some of the top high school and college coaches in the area, including Catawba’s s Jim Gantt, Pfeiffer’s Mark Hayes, Northwest’s Joe Hubbard, A.L. Brown’s Empsy Thompson, East Rowan’s Brian Hightower, Mooresville’s Jeff Burchett, South Rowan Legion’s Michael Lowman and Robinson’s Jason Sarvis. Officer from many local and state agencies will also be assisting Kannapolis Officers with the camp. The camp features a daily speaker who is not only a great athlete but a leader within the community. Last year’s speakers including a World Series champion, a Super Bowl champion, and a NASCAR champion. The camp will focus on more than baseball. Coaches, speakers, and police officers will also talk with the players about making positive lifechoices and the consequences of making poor choices. If you have questions about the camp contact Lt. Bret Johnson at the Kannapolis Police Department (707920-4016).

 Lacrosse camp Catawba lacrosse coach Peter Bourque has announced dates for instructional lacrosse clinics this summer. Each clinic will run from 6-8 p.m. at Frock Field. The four dates are May 25 and 26 and June 1 and 2. The cost of a one-day clinic is $40 or $135 for all four days. Those attending sessions will need to bring a lacrosse stick. The instructional clinic will cover the fundamentals of stickwork, shooting, offensive and defensive techniques, as well as rules and game concepts. Those interested in learning the fundamentals of the “fastest growing sport in the country” should contact Coach Bourque at 704-267-5975 or

 Youth basketball The Lady Phenoms basketball team took second place in a tournament in Charlotte on Saturday, losing in the championship game to the Greensboro Gaters. Members of the Lady Phenoms are Aundrea Godfrey, Niah Spratt, Roni Boss, Taylor Wiggins, Janiya Downs, Bryanna Troutman, Priscilla Oglesby, Tyzarea Alexander and Niki Lyerly.

 Celebrity softball

The Kannapolis Intimidators are planning a celebrity softball game to benefit AARP at 3 p.m.on Sunday,  Basketball camps May 22. The exhibition will include Sacred Heart wil hold its annual racing celebrities.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 • 3B


Bruins knot series

Dirk’s the man for Mavs Associated Press

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki showed no rust from a long layoff, making 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night. Jason Terry scored 24 points and J.J. Barea added 21 points as the Mavericks picked up where they left off in a sweep of the Lakers nine days before. They broke open a tight game with a 13-0 run late in the second quarter and never trailed again, stretching their franchise-record postseason winning streak to seven games. Game 2 is Thursday night in Dallas, where the Mavs are 6-0 this postseason. The Thunder — fresh off

a seven-game series against Memphis that included a total of four overtimes — led by nine early in the second quarter, then went 6:28 between baskets. They missed 10 shots during that drought and were down by 11 when it ended. They eventually trailed by 16 before clawing within five points with 3:42 left, and six with 48.5 seconds to play. Kevin Durant followed his 39 points in Game 7 of the previous round by scoring 40, one shy of his most ever in a playoff game. While Nowitzki dominated, Durant’s scoring binge merely helped his team stay close. Russell Westbrook went from a triple-double in his last game to 20 points, three assists and three rebounds. He missed 12 of his 15 shots, including 10 of his first 11. Despite his poor aim, he had taken more shots than Durant at one

point late in the third quarter, fueling the critics who say he’s too much of a scorer and not enough of a distributor. The Thunder’s big problem, though, was Nowitzki. Six guys tried stopping him, and the big German either shot over them or put them in foul trouble. He made 13 free throws in the third quarter alone. And when Oklahoma City sent a second defender at him, Nowitzki usually passed to the teammate left open. Nowitzki finished 12 of 15 and a perfect 24 of 24 at the line. It was the most by anyone this postseason and two points shy of his most ever in a playoff game. He also had six rebounds, four assists and four blocks. How good was he? On the series when Nowitzki missed for the first time, a teammate got the ball back to him, and he found Tyson Chandler for a layup.

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dirk Nowitzki, left, blocks a shot from Oklahoma city’s serge ibaka in Game 1 of the Western conference Finals.


Former Twin Killebrew falls to cancer Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team’s 51-year history, died Tuesday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74. The Twins said Killebrew passed away peacefully at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He announced his diagnosis just six months ago, and last week Killebrew said he was settling in for the final days of his life after doctors deemed the “awful dis-

ease” incurable. Killebrew is 11th on baseball’s all-time home run list after an exceptional 22-year career. His eight seasons with 40 or more homers still is tied for second in league history to Babe Ruth, and his uppercut swing formed the silhouette that inspired Major League Baseball’s official logo. At Target Field, where the video board showed a picture of Killebrew, members of the Twins’ ground crew slowly lifted home plate and slipped under it a plastic-encased, black-andwhite photo of Killebrew winding up for a swing. The picture, believed to be from the 1960s, will stay beneath the plate the rest of the sea-

son. Twins catcher Joe Mauer said he felt like he had lost a family member. “He has treated me like one of his own,” Mauer said in a statement issued by the team. “It’s hard to put into words what Harmon has meant to me. He first welcomed me into the Twins family as an 18-year-old kid and has continued to influence my life in many ways. He is someone I will never forget and will always treasure the time we spent together.” Former Twins pitcher Jack Morris, who grew up in Minnesota watching Killebrew play, was choked up and teary-eyed at a news conference to talk about the slugger’s death.

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BRISTOL, Conn. — North Carolina will host Wisconsin and Duke will play at Ohio State in the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge next season. The series expands to 12 games with Nebraska joining the Big Ten. The Blue Devils and Buckeyes combined to be ranked No. 1 in all but one of the AP polls last season. They face off Nov. 29. The other games that day are Miami at Purdue; Northwestern at Georgia Tech; Illinois at Maryland; Michigan at Virginia; and Clemson at Iowa. The Tar Heels, who return their top seven scorers, take on the Badgers on Nov. 30. The rest of that day’s slate features Indiana at N.C. State; Penn State at Boston College; Florida State at Michigan State; Virginia Tech at Minnesota and Wake Forest at Nebraska. ESPN, which broadcasts the games, announced the matchups Tuesday.

NBA TORONTO — Bryan Colangelo will remain in charge of rebuilding the Toronto Raptors. The team’s president and general manager agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Raptors on Tuesday. Colangelo has spent five years at the helm of Canada’s lone NBA team, and his contract was set to expire on June 30. “I’m very pleased to get this resolved and I look forward to following through on the next critical phase of rebuilding our basketball team,” Colangelo said in a statement. “I am deeply committed to the organization and our fans and I’m even more proud to call Toronto home.” • BOSTON — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is recovering from surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat. The team said doctors told Rivers he is cancer free. Rivers joked that his family will be happy that he can’t

talk for two weeks. But he also urged all coaches to get their throats checked after the stress put on their vocal cords during the season. The Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs in the second round by the Miami Heat. Rivers signed a fiveyear extension with the team last week.

NHL RALEIGH — Hall of Fame player Ron Francis is giving up his spot on the Carolina Hurricanes’ coaching staff to focus on his front-office job with the club. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday that the mutual decision to shift Francis back into the front office was not in response to the team missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. “It was something that is not new — it was something that had been planned for over the last couple of years,” Rutherford said. “It’s really what he wants to do.” Francis was promoted to assistant general manager in 2007 and a year later took on coaching responsibilities when Paul Maurice was hired as head coach. Rutherford said Francis will relinquish his duties on the ice during practices and behind the bench during games. Rutherford declined to discuss his options for filling that coaching vacancy. Speaking publicly for the first time since the end of the regular season, Rutherford voiced support for Maurice, saying he “has done a very good job coaching the Hurricanes two out of the last three years.” Maurice took the Hurricanes to a surprise spot in the Eastern Conference final in 2009, and after taking a clear step backwards in 2009-10, they finished this season one win away from a playoff spot.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Running back Storm Johnson is transferring out of Miami. Hurricanes coach Al Golden made the announcement Tuesday night, saying the

ing an MRI exam on his right shoulder. The Astros squandered a chance to go ahead in the 11th against Gearrin. Brian Bogusevic, who entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth, reached on a bunt single and stole second. Wallace was walked intentionally, and it looked as though the Astros had loaded the bases when Matt Downs was hit on the left elbow. But plate umpire Alfonso Marquez ruled immediately that Downs raised his elbow to let the ball strike him. After a brief argument, Downs returned to the box and struck out. “That was an absolutely brutal call,” manager Brad Mills said.

HARMON KILLEBREW “I lost a hero today,” Morris said. Former teammate Rod Carew, in a statement provided by the team, remembered Killebrew as a “gem” and for his class. “I can never thank him enough for all I learned from him,” Carew said.

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BOSTON — Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night. Boston earned a split at home and snapped the Lightning’s eight-game winning streak that began when they were down 3-1 to Pittsburgh in the first round. Game 3 is at Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Bruins have won nine of 11. The shifty, 19-year-old Seguin, the second pick in last year’s NHL draft, was benched for the first 11 playoff games because of perceived defensive shortcomings. He rejoined the lineup for the series opener, getting a goal and an assist, when Patrice Bergeron sat out because of a mild concussion. On Tuesday, with Bergeron still sidelined, Seguin tied it at 2 just 48 seconds into the second period then made it 4-2 at 6:30. Vincent Lecavalier cut the Lightning’s deficit to 4-3 with a power-play goal at 7:48, but Seguin set up two goals by Michael Ryder that put Boston on top 6-3 entering the third. Steven Stamkos and Dominic Moore scored in the final period for the Lightning. Adam Hall gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead 13 seconds after the opening faceoff, the quickest goal in the team’s playoff history.

school will assist Johnson in the transfer process. Johnson discussed the possibility of transferring from Miami at times last season, when he had nine carries for 119 yards as a freshman. Of those nine carries, four were for at least 10 yards, including a 71-yard burst against South Florida for his only Miami touchdown. Johnson is the fifth Miami player to seek a transfer this month. Johnson is from Loganville, Ga., and was projected to open 2011 as the Hurricanes’ third-string running back.


INDIANAPOLIS — Rain limited Tuesday’s Indianapolis 500 practice to two participants. Marco Andretti and Mike Conway were the only drivers to take to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before track officials called off the session in the late afternoon. Andretti completed five laps in Conway’s car with a fast lap of 220.656 miles per hour. Conway completed eight laps in the same car with a best speed of 219.910 miles per hour. Rain also eliminated Sunday’s practice and 21/2 hours of Saturday’s session. The teams are preparing for qualifying on Saturday and Sunday, when the order for the start of the May 29 race will be determined. • SILVERSTONE, England — Silverstone has completed a $43.7 million overhaul of its pits and paddock as part of a 17-year agreement to host Formula One’s British Grand Prix. The British Racing Drivers’ Club unveiled the upgraded Silverstone “Wing” Tuesday after last year’s revamping of the circuit and other facilities. The complex holds the new pits and paddock alongside media and conference suites, three halls and an auditorium. Former F1 world champion Damon Hill says the upgrade has “kept Britain at the forefront of motor sport.”

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Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926

KITTENS, free. Healthy, loving and friendly. 2 black on black stripped, 3 gray on black stripped left. Call 704-267-7052. Leave Message. Puppies, free - Rescue dog surprised us with pups. 8 to choose from in Enochville/Kannapolis. many Breed-unsure, colors, darn cute.704-9389842 or 704-791-9837

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

Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm

65 Ocher St. Renovated 3 BR, 2 BA home with hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new roof, all appliances included. 704-856-8101 Rockwell



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

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

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

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


2 0 , 00 0 T i m e s t h e B i r t h day W i s h e s! ! Happy Birthday Carissa & Elissa B. Have a blessed day. Your LCC Family & Auntie

A 2”x 3” greeting with photo is only $20, and includes 4 copies of the Salisbury Post

Happy Birthday Danielle B. Wishing you God's best. Your LCC Family & Auntie


Happy "80th" Birthday Voight B. We love you lots! Enjoy your special day! Frances, Phil, Carol, Cassandra & Chris


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Team Bounce FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online 18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday.

FUN Parties, Church Events, Etc.

DEADLINES: If the birthday falls Tues-Fri the deadline is the day before at 10am. If on Sat-Mon dealine is at Thursday 1pm 704-202-6200

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We print 20,000 copies of the paper ever yday - isn’t that better than 1 card?

If your idea of fun is balloons & birthday cake, advertise here!

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Farm Equipment, new & used. McDaniel Auction Co. 704-278-0726 or 704798-9259. NCAL 48, NCFL 8620. Your authorized farm equipment dealer.

Black, 4-door, clean. Please call 704-279-8692

Porter cable router, model 9690 LR. Plunge base, table, cabinet, bits. Used 2 times. $200. Call 704-6336654 before 9pm

Hunting and Fishing

Farm Equipment & Supplies

sbury, , Sale Every ednesday night 6 pm.

DINING ROOM SET table 78x38 with 18in extension, 2 piece hutch with light and glass shelves and 6 chairs (2 arm chairs) Hunter green and Cherry wood $675 for all 704-798-0660

Bostitch Hardwood Flooring Nailer. Good Condition. $200. Call 704-637-3251

side-byRefrigerator, side, dishwasher, smooth surface cooktop, wall oven. All whirlpool, white. Excellent condition, $500 obo. 704-633-8344



Couch 90” Lazy Boy burgundy-brown genuine leather, $375. Brookstone iJoy multi function electric massage chair $75. Both are in excellent condition. 352-428-6411 Mocksville

Office desk, metal, fivedrawer, in good $50. Call condition. Cheryl 704-640-1398.

Classifeds 704-797-4220

Positions open for professionals with a history of top sales performance. Send Resumes to: $70K-$100K

Machine & Tools

Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500

Building Equip. & Supplies

$10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-607-4530 or 704-754-2731

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6B • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 Homes for Sale Rockwell

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale



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

Near the Lake 3 BR, 2 BA, new home close to High Rock Lake! Open kitchen/dining room combo, great fireplace, level lot on 1.52 acres. $199,900 R51601. B&R Monica Poole, Realty, 704-245-4628


Awesome Location


New Home

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Welcome Home!

Spencer, 3BR/1BA, updated lg kitchen/dining area, LR, den, wood floors, 3 fireplaces, gas heat, appls & washer / dryer, detached garage, 20 x 12 screened back porch, fenced in back yard, City water & sewer. Asking $86,500 negot. 704-647-9749 or 704310-9938 Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

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 $119,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628



East Salis. 3/4BR, 2½BA. Lease purchase option. Interest rates are low. Good time to buy. 704-638-0108

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 Listing

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Land for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628

Mt. Ulla, 4 BR house & 3 BR DW both on 11.97 acres. $344,000. FSBO. 704-640-4260

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

E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Homes for Sale

West Area, several hundred acres avail. Can be divided. Karen Rufty, B&R Realty. 704-202-6041

Homes for Sale

Lots for Sale Faith

REDUCED PRICE! West Rowan Secluded on 6.5 wooded acres. Builder's custom home, 4BR/3½ BA, master BR on main floor. 3,300 sq. ft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic & granite. Great kitchen with gas cook top & double ovens. Covered porches, walkin closets, fireplaces w/gas logs. $389,000. FSBO. Motivated Seller. 704-431-3267 or 704-213-4544

Lot for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools, starting at $19,500. Your plans or ours. Builders welcome! 704-202-9362

Lots for Sale Western Rowan County

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

Manufactured Home Sales $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

Getting first shot at qualified prospects is the fastest path to good results!


Convenient Location

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

Convenient Location

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 Salisbury

Great Location

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

3 BR, 2 BA in Kluttz Acres subdivision. Covered front porch and deck, central air-conditioning, fireplace, single attached garage, nice yard with trees. 52270 $109,300 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663 Salisbury

New Listing

Removing public notices from local newspapers would be like letting the foxes guard the hen house.

Will go fast! 3 BR, 2 BA, on High Rock Lake, Shore Acres subd. Deck, fireplace, vinyl siding, attached single carport, dbl detached garage, large yard. 52293 Dale Yontz $244,200 Realty B&R 704.202.3663 Salisbury

Nice Setting

3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Woodbridge Run subdivision. $2,000 carpet allowance. Storm double pane doors, screened windows, porch, attached double garage. 52136 $165,000 704-202B&R Realty 6041 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres


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 704-202-3663 Yontz. B&R Realty

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 Salisbury

Special Financing


Lots of Room

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

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


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 Salisbury

Motivated Seller

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

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

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.


Lease Purchase

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


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!

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Manufactured Home Sales

Foreclosures. Rent to Own. $500 to start. 704-762-9289

New 3 & 4 BR homes. $500 down. $600/month. Ready to Move In! 704-762-9289

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 • 7B

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No. 61368 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Sarah Peeler Honeycutt, 603 White Oaks Lane, Rockwell, NC. 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 9th 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 2nd day of May, 2011. Sarah Peeler Honeycutt, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E397, Kent Peeler Honeycutt, 9725 John White Road, Midland, NC 28107 No. 61404 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Alexander Hamans Holland. 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 20th 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 13th day of May, 2011. Edgrick L. Holland as Administrator for the estate of Alexander Hamans Holland, deceased, file#11e481, 1202 Edgewater Court, Salisbury, NC 28146

No. NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'SFORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 11 SP 202 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Michael W. Childress and Donna S. Childress dated May 30, 2007, and recorded on May 31, 2007, in Book 1095, Page 539, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Michael W. Childress and Donna S. Childress dated February 8, 2008, and recorded on February 29, 2008, in Book 1116, Page 66, 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 the demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deeds 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, in Salisbury, North Carolina on June 1, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. that parcel of land including improvements thereon, situated lying and being in Rowan County, and being more particularly described as follows: See attached Exhibit "A" for a complete legal description. Address of Properties: 205 Riverbirch Drive, Salisbury, North Carolina 28146 Present Record Owners: Michael W. Childress; Donna S. Childress The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or a certified check not to exceed the greater of five (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Dollars ($750.00). In the event that the Holder is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder may also be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, any Land Transfer Tax, and the tax required by N.C.G.S. 7A308(a)(1). 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 for 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 knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in his sole discretion, if he 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 Real Property Is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 4521.29 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. Dated: April 27, 2011. James L. Carter, Jr., Substitute Trustee 129 N. Main St., P.O. Drawer 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145 704-636-7100 Exhibit "A" BEING all of a .13 acre tract designated as Lot No. 255R as shown on the final survey of the GABLES AT KEPLERY FARMS, PHASE 1B, dated 07/14/05 and recorded 08/19/05 in Book of Maps 9995 at page 6084 in the Rowan County Register of Deeds. No. 61401 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICEOF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp219 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JODY A. ROGERS DATED MARCH 24, 2009 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1139 AT PAGE 550 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 1:30 PM on May 31, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an existing nail in the centerline of Bradshaw Road (SR 1549) said existing nail being the northeastern corner of August J. Gaydick in the center line of said road; thence running with the centerline of said road S 62 degrees 40 minutes 42 seconds East 189.22 feet (passing an existing nail in 94.63 feet) to an existing nail line in the centerline of said road and corner, the northwestern corner of James D. Ritchie in the centerline of Bradshaw Road (SR 1549); thence running with the line of James D. Ritchie South 21 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds West 410.75 feet to an existing stone and corner, the southwestern corner of James D. Ritchie in the line of Callie T. Biles; thence running with the line of Callie T. Biles North 82 degrees 29 minutes 12 seconds West 84.62 feet to an existing iron pipe and corner, the southeastern corner of August J. Gaydick in the line of Callie T. Biles; thence running with the line of August J. Gaydick N. 20 degrees 40 minutes 58 seconds East 508.78 feet to an existing nail in the centerline of Bradshaw Road (SR 1549), the northeastern corner of August J. Gaydick in the centerline of said road and the point of beginning. The above described contains 2.01 acres more or less and the above is taken from a survey entitled "Brian R. Meadows and wife, Wendy O. Meadows" by Teddy W. Deal, RLS dated February 26, 1992. And Being more commonly known as: 1735 Bradshaw Rd, Mount Ulla, NC 28125 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Jody A. Rogers. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. 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. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is May 10, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-010157 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107


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No. 61362 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Lewis Boyd Jacobs, Jr., 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 28th day of July, 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 21st day of April, 2011. Betty Tutterow Jacobs as Administrator for the estate of Lewis Boyd Jacobs, Jr., deceased, file#11e425, PO Box 334, Granite Quarry, NC 28072 Attorney at Law: Benjamin H. Bridges, III, PO Box 1007, Salisbury, NC 28145-1007

No. 61403 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP 297 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Peter V. Mead to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of September, 2005, and recorded in Book 1047, Page 534, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on June 1, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lots 5 through 8, Block "E" of the Sunrise Terrace Subdivision, as shown on recorded plat in Book of Maps, at Page 150, Rowan County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 903 North Green Street, Salisbury, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. 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. 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 confirmation of 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 their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 11th day of May, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1050537 No. 61402 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP 286 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Allen R. Staley and Donavan A. Staley to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of October, 2007, and recorded in Book 1107, Page 371, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on June 1, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pipe in the southern margin of the right of way for Grace Church Road, corner of Byrd and Drenia W. Smith (Book 675, Page 584) and running thence North 04 deg 39 min 31 sec West 30.00 feet to a point in the centerline of Grace Church Road; thence with the centerline of Grace Church Road, North 63 deg 38 sec East 250.00 feet to a point; thence South 04 deg 39 min 24 sec East 30.00 feet to an existing iron pipe in the southern margin of the right of way for Grace Church Road the common corner of Byrd and Fieldcrest Cannon; thence two lines with Fieldcrest Cannon as follows (1) South 04 deg 39 min 24 sec East 345.60 feet to an iron pipe, and (2) South 63 deg 26 min 58 sec West 249.98 feet to an existing iron pipe in the line of Drenia W. Smith; thence with Smith North 04 deg 39 min 31 sec West 345.57 feet to the point of BEGINNING, and containing 2.00 acres more or less according to a survey end map by Rodrick A. Sutton, R.L.S., dated November 1, 1996. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 585 Grace Church Road, Salisbury, North Carolina. Parcel ID 477.038 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. 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. 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 confirmation of 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 their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 11th day of May, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1054210

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 10% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks (across from UPS). Has refrig. & stove. All electric, no pets. Rent $475, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

Condos and Townhomes Kannapolis. 2 story townhouse. 2BR, 2BA brick front. Kitchen/dining combo, large family room. Private deck. $600/mo. 704534-5179 / 704-663-7736

Spencer. 2BR unfurnished $475/mo. + dep. Min. 6 mo lease req'd. 336-596-6726 Faith area. 1BR. Range, refrigerator. W/D. Water, garbage service. $400/ mo. 704-279-8880 Fleming Heights Apartments April & May Special Get $50 off your 1st 6 months rent 55 & older 704-6365655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

Salisbury 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, brick at Ro-Med, available June 4. Credit check, lease, deposit. $550 per month. 704-782-5037

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

Lovely Duplex


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

3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

3 BR, 2 BA on Maple. Nice house with refrig., stove & big yard. No pets allowed. Rent $750, dep $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit Call Rowan $600. Properties 704-633-0446

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

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 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 TDD Relay 9:00-12:00. 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

Salis. 523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $330/mo + $330/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915. Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 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 City. Lg 2BR, 1BA, fenced yd. Appliances & utilities incl. $675/ mo. + $675 dep. Serious inquiries only. 865-243-9321

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

Salisbury Nr. VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, appl req'd. Broker. 704-239-4883

Colonial Village Apts.

Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691

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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

Condos and Townhomes 1 BR Duplex in quiet garden setting. $625 includes HD cable & utilities. 704-798-8595

DUPLEX IN DOWNTOWN SALISBURY W. Council St. 1BR, 1BA. renovated. Beautifully Hardwood/tile floors, new HVAC. Detailed craftsmanship. $550/mo. Call Lisa at 704-682-3345

Houses for Rent

3-4 BR, 1 BA, near Livingstone College. Has refrig. & stove. No pets. Rent $650, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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. 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

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 E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator and stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233 East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462

No. 61400

AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-733 - 1943 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Rachel Edie Rushlow, dated August 7, 2007 and recorded on August 13, 2007, in Book No. 1101, at Page 584 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 June 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Mount Ulla, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 12505 Mooresville Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125 Tax Parcel ID: 205 043 Present Record Owners: Rachel Edie Rushlow 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) 442-9500

8B • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446

Rockwell. 1BR, 1BA. pets only. Outside $400/month + deposit. Please call 704-279-5905

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

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

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

Granite Quarry


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

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 HOUSE FOR RENT 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with extra bonus room and carport. Carson School District. No Pets $900 month + deposit. 704-630-0859 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

Never Before Leased!

They don't build them like this anymore!

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 Salisbury, 2 BR houses & apts, $525/mo and up. 704-633-4802 Salisbury, 3BR, 1 BA, great neighborhood. $600/month. Please Call 704-798-7124 Salisbury, North Shaver Street, 2BR/1BA, gas heat, $425 per month. 704-633-0425 Lv msg Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA. Private entrance. No smoking. No late loud noises. Call 704-4312261 or 704-925-9103

Salisbury/Spencer area 2-4 BR houses. Cent. heat & AC. $550- $750/ month. Jim 704-202-9697 Woodleaf 3BR/1BA, appls incl'd, $625/mo. No pets. Refs & cr ck req'd. No Section 8. 704-490-6048

Office and Commercial Rental Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour surveillance, exterior lighting and ample parking. 900-1800 sq feet avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333

Rockwell - 3 BR, 1½ BA. Very nice. Rent $700, dep. $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101

Openings for childcare in christian home for 1st and 2nd shifts. Reasonable rates. Refs. Avail. Contact 704-642-0488. High Rock Lake area.

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

Quality Affordable Childcare

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

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

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

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

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

Carport and Garages

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


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

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


Concrete Work

We Build Garages, 24x24 = $12,500. All sizes built! ~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

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



704-633-9295 FREE ESTIMATES Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.


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

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

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Granite Quarry. 2BR, 2BA. 3 person limit. No pets. $450/month + deposit. 704-279-5905

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

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704-279-8377 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Office Complex 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 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.

Drywall Services

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

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

Financial Services “We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!” The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

Grading & Hauling

Heating and Air Conditioning H

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

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

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

Cleaning Services

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

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



Manufactured Home for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Office and Commercial Rental Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 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 Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Salisbury

Office Space

Great Space!

Salisbury. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, Central Heat & Air. Washer & Dryer Hookup. New Paint. Minutes from I-85. $475 per month rent, $400 deposit. 828390-0835.

Office and Commercial Rental



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



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

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

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

Salisbury. For Sale or Rent 2BR, 1BA. $339/ month. Please call 704640-3222 for more info.

Industrial/ Warehouse

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




Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 2004. Leather, fully extra clean, loaded, 69,000 miles. $7,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

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


Ford Mustang, 2004. Red exterior with gray leather interior. $12,259. Stock # T11400AY. 1800-542-9758

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

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Headline type

to show your stuff!

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

Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 2005. Like new, fully loaded. Only 68,000 miles. $9,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping 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

The Floor Doctor 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

Brown's Landscape _ Bush Hogging _ Plowing _ Tilling _ Raised garden beds Free Estimates

Professional Services Unlimited 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!”

704-224-6558 Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

Yard Sales are a great way to make some extra $$$ Advertise with the

High quality work. Good prices on all your masonry needs. See me on Facebook

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

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

Masonry and Brickwork

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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

Junk Removal

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ We Buy Any Type of Scrap Metal At the Best Prices...

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

Guaranteed! F

We will come to you! F David, 704-314-7846

Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

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

Pet & Livestock Services

Cathy's Painting Service & Pressure Washing. Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335 Stoner Painting Contractor • 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • Mildew Removal • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Pet & Livestock Services

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

Miscellaneous Services

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

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

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

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Painting and Decorating

Low Miles! Clean!

Cadillac Sedan Deville, 1999. White with leather. AC. Good tires. 81,000 miles. Garage kept. $6,200 obo. Call 704-633-2513 or 980-234-3373

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

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

Tree Service

John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded

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

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

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

Salisbury Post 704-797-4220

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

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

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Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast

Mow, Trim & Blow $35 Average Yard Pressure Washing & Pine Needles Ask for Jeffrey

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

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


China Grove. 2 BR 14 x 60 ft. S/W $400 mo. + $300 dep. On private lot, very nice 704-855-1214 East Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA. East school district. Private lot. No pet. $500 dep. $125/week. 704-2796574. Leave message

Honda Accord 2.4 EX, 2003. Satin silver metallic exterior with gray interior. $11,759. Stock # F11209B. 1-800-542-9758

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Honda 2004 Accord EX, Graphite, V-6, excellent condition, all svc records, navigation, heated front seats, sunroof, XM ready, detailed every six mos. 704-639-6410 704-209-1137

Chevrolet Cobalt LS, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Salis./China Grove area, whole house use included. $105/wk + dep. Utilities pd. Call Alan 704-640-7277

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

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

Ford Mustang V6, 2001. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium parchment interior. $8,659. Stock #P7690A 1-800-542-9758

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

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals


1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Rooms for Rent 1.87 acres of land. 5,000 sq. ft. metal building with 15 ft. ceilings, three roll up doors and two regular doors, office, and two bathrooms. Service road to I-85. (Exit 81, Spencer). Call 704-2024872 after 5 pm.


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TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

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

Sweet Ride!

Chevrolet Corvette, 1995. Red with black leather interior. Automatic. Garage kept. 59,200 miles. $11,500. Call 704-279-6124


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Motorcycles & ATVs

Weekly Special Only $18,995

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Mitsubishi Raider LS, 2007. Alloy silver clearcoat exterior with slate interior. $11,859. Stock # F11261A. 1-800542-9758

Toyota RAV4 S, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with dark charcoal interior. $11,259. Stock # T11390A 1-800-542-9758

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

Proud of your company? Put your logo in the ad.

Motorcycles & ATVs Toyota Camry LE, 2005, Super White/Gray Cloth 2.4L, 4-cyl, auto trans AM/FM/CD, all power ops NONSMOKER, alloy rims, good tires, EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

Ford Excursion Limited, 2000. Green, 85k miles, V10, 10k lb towing pkg, trailer brake, 14 mpg town, 18 hwy, leather, back up warning, new tires, excellent condition. Great tow vehicle. 704 636-9496

Dodge Ram 1500 ST, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Honda Element EX, 2006. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

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

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Toyota Camry LE, 2007. Desert sand mica exterior with bisque interior. $14,459. Stock #P7633C. 1-800-542-9758

(former Sagebrush location)


Toyota Corolla S, 2007. Black sand pearl exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,359. Stock # T11319A. 1-800-542-9758

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

Service & Parts

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 6 volt & 8 volt batteries. US 52, 5 miles of Salisbury. south Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

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

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

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

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

Ford Escape XLT, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $18,859. Stock #T11062A. 1-800-542-9758.

Honda Pilot EX, 2007. gray metallic Nimbus exterior w/gray interior. $21,559. Stock #T11414A. 1-800-542-9758

Honda Pilot EX-L, 2006. Desert Rock Metallic exterior with saddle interior. $11,759. Stock # T11405A. 1-800-542-9758

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

Toyota 4Runner Limited, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with stone interior. $18,659. Stock #P7687. Call 1-800-542-9758.

(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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock! Toyota Corolla LE, 2010. Silver exterior with ash interior. $16,859. Stock # K7695. 1-800-542-9758

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Chevrolet Colorado, 2007. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

(former Sagebrush location)

Toyota Yaris, 2009. Silver streak mica exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,759. Stock # P7663 1-800-542-9758

Transportation Financing

Ford Expedition XLT SUV, 2003. Black clearcoat exterior with flint gray interior. T11334A. $12,387. Call 1-800-542-9758.

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

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

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.

Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, 2007. Oxford white exterior with camel interior. $21,559. Stock #F11281A. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

Want to Buy: Transportation

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

Autos ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Boats & Watercraft

Volvo S40, 2000, Silver Metallic / Gray Leather 1.9L turbocharged 4-cyl engine auto trans, AM/FM/CD, Sunroof , all power ops, cold ac, alloy rims, CHEAP RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION!! 704-603-4255

Collector Cars

*Brand New* 2010 Yamaha Wave Runner with custom Zieman S-1 Trailer. This one-of-akind wave runner is replica to the one on the Hit HBO TV Series "East Bound and Down." It is has never been started or seen water. $8,500. Call 704-907-0945

Collector Cars

(former Sagebrush location)

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




Free kittens. 4 male kittens. 2 orange stripe with white face accents. 2 orange & white. Unafraid of dogs. Some litter box trained. 336-753-0974

Free dog. Jack Russell. Female. 3 years old. To one dog family only. Call 704-636-8181

Puppies. Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix. 6 weeks old. Females. Wormed. $75 ea. 704-636-8181

Free dog. Small black dog with tannish chest, very friendly. Please Call 704-637-6052

Take Us Home!

Free kittens. Adorable, playful kittens free to loving home. 7 weeks old, male & female, black and white. *82-(704)8575210. After 3:45 pm please. Older cats free also. Must find homes.

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Free dogs. Black & tan Coon dogs. 7½ weeks. 6 males. 1st shots & worming. 704-956-9896

Great Family Dog!

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Dodge Grand Caravan Sport, 2002. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

Lincoln Aviator, 2003. Leather, sunroof, chrome wheels, fully loaded, extra clean, 90,000 miles. $10,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Kittens (3) free. All bobtail. Please Call 704-210-9172 Kittens (5), free, orange, & black; orange spotted (calico). Friendly, already been wormed, save us from going to the pound. 704431-9076 or 704-202-2721

TOY POODLES Puppies, Alaskan Malamutes. Beautiful! Ready now! 1st shots & worming. Mom weighs 110 lbs. Dad weights 125 lbs. Both on site. 3 females $375 ea. 704-492-8448

Sweet Babies!

Kittens, Free, 6 weeks old, 1 calico, 2 black & white, 2 orange. Kittens are in Albemarle, possibly can meet you to get them. Call Lisa 704433-3362 Kittens, free. litter box trained. Both male and female available. Please contact 704-212-2213 for more information.

Chihuahua Pups. CKC. 4 females and 2 males, $250 and up. Various colors. Tcup and toy size, long and short hair. Ready to go. 704-603-8257.


Cat, free, 10 year old neutered male. Fully vetted. Includes cat crate. Call 704-640-5562.

Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 2004. 4x4, HEMI engine, 20" wheels, loaded up, super nice. $11,995. 704720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

(former Sagebrush location)

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

GMC Yukon XL K1500, 2001. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Need customers? We’ve got them. The Salisbury Post ads are read daily in over 74% of the area’s homes!

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

Want to sell quickly? Try a border around your ad for $5!


A Rare & Ancient Breed!

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

Puppies, Beagles. Awesome full-blooded beagle puppies. $80 ea. Please call 704-639-6299 Take Us Home! Puppies, Pit Bull. Born 3/24, 1st shots & wormed up to date. Call 704-6402948 or 704-738-7775

Kittens, 4 fluffy gray kittens, 7 weeks old, very playful, to good home only. Call 704-305-0489

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 2005. Fully loaded, electric doors, stowaway seats, nice. $8,995. Call 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING**

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Ford Transit Connect XL, 2010. Frozen white exterior with dark gray interior. $15,859. Stock # P7637. 1-800-542-9758

Want to Buy: Transportation

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 Volkswagen Beetle GLS, 2000. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Toyota Tundra, Super white exterior with graphite interior. $19,659. Stock #K7697. 1-800542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2006. Stone white clearcoat exterior with medium slate gray interior. $14,559. Stock # F10563B 1-800-542-9758

Transportation Financing

Chevy HHR, 2007, Sunburst Orange II Metallic/ Tan Leather 2.4L 4CYLINDER auto trans, all power, AM/FM/CD, mp3, duel heated seats, SUNROOF, chrome pkg, polish aluminum rims, nonsmoker, LIKE NEW! Call Steve 704-603-4255

Toyota Tacoma, 2002. Impulse red exterior with charcoal interior. $13,759. Stock # F11173A. 1-800542-9758

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Toyota Sienna CE/LE, 2005. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

CKC Apricot Toy Poodle males, 8 weeks old, $250 cash. Call 704-798-0450

Yorkies, 2 males. 1st shots & 1st worming. Tails docked and dew claws removed. $275 each. Won't last long. Parents on site. 704 636 9867

Other Pets HHHHHHHHH English Bulldog pups AKC, 2 females and 2 males, born April 2. $1500 each. Fawn and white, champion bloodlines. Puppies Come with first shots, dewormed, bag of pupppy food and a signed puppy agreement. 704-603-8257

Don’t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results.

Check Out Our May Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt. Hamster, Russian Dwarf, less than 1 year old. Includes complete setup, cage, running wheel food bowl, water bottle & house. $20. 704-433-2943

Pet & Livestock Supplies Puppies and kittens available. Follow us on FaceBook Animal Care Center of Salisbury. Call 704-637-0227

10B • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011



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the night shift; however, simply by creating and following a routine, the body will adjust as much as possible. While at work, attempt to keep your work area brightly lit. Limit your caffeine intake. A cup of coffee or caffeinated soda or tea at the beginning of the shift can help keep you awake and focused, but try to avoid it later in the shift, as it may interfere with falling asleep when you get home. Try eating healthful snacks such as fruits and veggies, and drink 100 percent fruit juices. When leaving work, avoid bright light; use a hat and/or dark sunglasses if the sun is up on the commute home. Avoid running errands, as well. Once home, if possible, turn the ringer down or off on the phone to prevent unnecessary awakening. Purchase blackout blinds or curtains made of heavy material that block out sunlight in order to keep the bedroom dark. Sunlight is a powerful force in waking the body up. It tells the brain that it is daytime and that it is supposed to be awake. Unless the room is dark, that signal can interrupt or prevent proper, adequate amounts of sleep. There is a school of thought recommending night-shift workers not try to shift between day and night work or attempt to switch to a daytime routine on days off. The key to the whole process is to maintain the routine. Try to do the same

things in the same order at about the same time each day. A balanced, healthful diet and exercise will boost the immune system, and a healthy body is better able to cope with changes. If behavioral and environmental modifications fail to help sufficiently, medication to aid sleep and/or alertness may be recommended by a physician. Your employer can also help night workers by allowing certain activities and behaviors. On-the-job exercises such as a stationary bike or treadmill can keep a worker more alert. Playing music, either with a personal device or broadcast within the building, may also be beneficial. Also, as has been in the news recently because of air traffic controllers, allowing napping during long shifts, especially at night, can assist. Finally, night-shift workers should not be expected to attend midday meetings, just as daytime workers wouldn’t be expected to attend a 1 a.m. meeting. I must say again, routine is key. Whether you work at night or during the day, simply following a routine can do wonders. After a time, the body comes to know and expect certain activities. It allows the body to perform certain tasks with a minimum of thought. Think about it, readers: How many of you actually think about what you are doing when you first get up? If you follow a routine, by the time you are fully

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Fight to keep trump control BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

Pat Paulsen, a comedian and satirist who ran for president six times and died in 1997, said, “Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.” When declarer is in a suit contract, success may depend upon retaining trump control. In this deal, South is in five hearts. West leads the club ace and continues with the club king. After ruffing in the dummy, how should declarer plan the play? North’s four no-trump was Blackwood, a big overbid. Better would have been four clubs, a splinter bid showing four-card heart support, game values and a singleton (or void) in clubs. South would have signed off in four hearts, and North could have passed. The original declarer cashed dummy’s heart ace at trick three, then led another trump. But when East played low, South had lost trump control. If he led a third

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round, East would win with his king and play a club, forcing out declarer’s final heart while East still had one trump left. In case trumps were 4-1, declarer should have led a low heart from the board at trick three. If he wins the trick, he continues with another heart, playing low from the board. If East ducks, declarer leads a heart to dummy’s ace and runs the diamonds. East may trump in whenever he pleases. Or, if East takes his heart king and plays a club, South ruffs with dummy’s heart ace, plays a diamond to his jack, draws East’s two trumps, and claims.

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Castroneves hopes for new start at 500

Ticket sales for 400 slow

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INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves took a deep breath and tried to describe his season. No, it hasn’t been a good one, and it hasn’t been CASTRONEVES much fun. Instead of celebrating by scaling walls, the usually jovial Brazilian has gotten a crash course — literally — in how fast fortunes change in IndyCar racing. “It’s bad judgment, it’s racing incidents, those situations make for bad results,” Castroneves said this week at his favorite track, Indianapolis. “I’ve had things like this happen before, early in my career and in my first season with Team Penske.” Back then, Castroneves was not a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner or the first foreign-born threetime winner of the race. If he qualifies on the 33-car starting grid this weekend, Castroneves will get a second chance to join the exclusive four-time winners club. The group includes only three names: A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser. Nor had he become an American celebrity thanks to his fancy footwork on “Dancing With The Stars.” But now, in the prime of his career, Castroneves, one of IndyCar’s best drivers, can’t seem to do anything right. It started on the first lap of the season-opener at St. Petersburg. Castroneves got caught in a melee that took him, teammate Ryan Briscoe and Marco Andretti out of contention. Two races later, at Long Beach, Castroneves plowed into the side of teammate

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ticket sales for this year’s Brickyard 400 are lagging behind last year’s pace, and race organizers worry it could produce a second straight record-low turnout for the July 31 race. “We don’t disclose numbers, but you saw a lot of empty seats here last year, and I think you’re going to see more here this year,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and CEO Jeff Belskus told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Declining ticket sales have already hit two of NASCAR fans’ favorite tracks this season — Bristol and Talladega. And Dover, which has traditionally drawn smaller crowds, had empty sections at Sunday’s race. Indianapolis could be the next to see declining numbers. Last July’s attendance estimate was 140,000 — nearly half of the 270,000 that came to the track in 2007. Belskus concedes that the poor economy and high gas prices have made an impact on ticket sales, but he believes the tire fiasco of 2008 and too many stock car

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this year’s sales for the Brickyard 400 are lagging.

FESPERMAN FROM 1B Fesperman must have done pretty well at the tryout because Catawba was able to put together an offer for her. It didn’t hurt that Fesperman is a very good student. Fesperman wants to study sports medicine and/or physical therapy, and she wants to use that knowledge to help with programs close to her heart such as Special

races in the Midwest have also played a part in the decline. “I’m in the camp that there’s oversaturation, too,” Belskus said. “It’s truck events, it’s Nationwide events, and it’s Sprint Cup events. When we started this (race) in 1996, we didn’t have a Sprint Cup event 120 miles away in Kentucky or 150 miles away in Chicago.” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp did not immediately respond to an e-mail sent by The Associated Press. Ticket sales for Cup races do tend to pick up in the two months before the race, so things could change.

In an effort to make ticket prices more attractive, track officials have adopted a new tiered-pricing system which increases the price for some tickets and lowers the price for others. They also have not announced all the plans to boost sales over the next several weeks. But Belskus does believe there’s a market for racing stock cars in Indy and that Cup officials agree. He expects the race to continue to stay on NASCAR’s schedule in 2012. “Oh yeah, it’s going to be on the schedule,” Belskus said. NASCAR isn’t the only

race that has Belskus talking. He’s also working on a contract extension with Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder to MotoGP, to keep the August motorcycle race in Indianapolis. Belskus did not characterize the discussions but acknowledged he wants motorcycles to continue racing at the 102year-old track. “We want motorcycles to race here,” Belskus said. “It’s a good event for us and the city. If we can make a a business deal that makes sense for both sides, then we’ll do that.”

Olympics. Fesperman enjoyed a fine season as a senior, even though Buckwalter needed her to pitch most of the time. She didn’t complain. She just did her best at it. But it was easy to tell by the way she handled her glove defensively that she’d be quite an asset as an infielder. “As a senior, Kim was a captain, and she was all heart, giving us 100 percent, not just in every game but in every practice,” Buckwalter

said. “We had our share of issues and tough losses, but she was a true leader. She was always positive.” Fesperman prefers to lead by example, but there were times during the season when she turned vocal. “We had one road game, and before we left the bus, she said she wanted to take care of the pregame speech,” Buckwalter said. “It was a good one. She’s an encourager. She had everyone pumped up.”

Catawba recently finished a strong 32-19 season and was 12-6 (third place) in the always competitive South Atlantic Conference. The last player South sent to Catawba was outfielder Ashlee Rhoades, a defensive standout who played in 199 games for the Indians from 2003-06. Rhoades’ total of games played ranks fifth on the school’s all-time list. Fesperman could be another pleasant surprise.

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Will Power on a restart — a cardinal sin on Team Penske. “I was devastated because that goes against my principles,” Castroneves said. “Afterward, I sat down with Will and apologized to him. It was just bad judgment.” But the tribulations still weren’t over. When he met last month with Brian Barnhart, IndyCar president of competition and racing operations, Castroneves said they only “touched” on the subject of his miscues. Two weeks ago, Castrovenes was in Brazil and desperate to win before the home crowd. A first-lap crash on a rain-covered track knocked him out of contention. And now the IRS battle may not be over, either. The IRS this month filed a civil claim in U.S. Tax Court saying Castroneves owed more than $6 million in taxes and penalties. Castroneves finished 20th, 7th, 12th and 21st in the first four races, leaving him 100 points behind Power in the standings. He’s 17th overall, one spot behind rookie JR Hildebrand. “The toughest thing is that he hasn’t been in too many accidents and he hasn’t been the one making mistakes before,” Penske President Tim Cindric said. “I can’t remember too many incidents where we’ve said it was his fault.” His teammates understand. Briscoe has endured his share of misadventures over the years, and can still recall the times he thought nothing would go right. Power has endured other struggles, such as finding a job. In fact, Power joined Roger Penske’s team only after Castroneves, known as Spiderman, seemed to be caught in the IRS’ web in 2009. Castroneves was eventually acquitted of tax evasion and returned to the cockpit in the No. 3 car.


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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER In the East, the low pressure system over the Mid-Atlantic will slowly move northward over the next few days before it moves offshore Friday night or Saturday. This will result in prolonged rainfall especially in northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England as the system continues to pull moisture from the Atlantic, which will also increase flood threat. Otherwise, expect rain and scattered thunderstorms to continue from the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic to New England, with a few severe storms possible from Pennsylvania to southern New England and Virginia into Thursday. Out West, the coast, except southern California, will finally get a break from the recent rain Wednesday as the Pacific storm system continues to advance eastward. Strong Pacific moisture ahead of the system will lead to rain and high elevation snow with scattered thunderstorms from southern California eastward across the Great Basin into the Plains. In addition, windy conditions are expected over portions of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains, with 20 to 30 mph southwest winds and gusts around 45 to 50 mph. Temperature wise, much cooler temperatures are expected over the next few days across the interior of the West. Highs can be as low as 15 to 25 degrees below normal.

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Expanded Standings tampa Bay New York Boston toronto Baltimore

W 24 21 21 21 19

L 18 19 20 20 21

cleveland detroit Kansas city chicago Minnesota

W 26 22 20 18 12

L 13 19 21 25 27

Los angeles texas oakland seattle

W 22 22 21 17

L 20 20 20 23

philadelphia Florida atlanta Washington New York

W 25 24 25 20 19

L 16 16 19 21 22

cincinnati st. Louis Milwaukee pittsburgh chicago Houston

W 25 24 20 18 17 15

L 17 19 21 23 23 27

colorado san Francisco Los angeles arizona san diego

W 22 22 19 18 18

L 18 19 23 23 24

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .571 — — 1 .525 2 ⁄2 .512 21⁄2 1 1 .512 2 ⁄2 1 .475 4 21⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .667 — — .537 5 — .488 7 2 .419 10 5 .308 14 9 West Division Pct GB WCGB 1 .524 — ⁄2 1 .524 — ⁄2 1 .512 ⁄2 1 .425 4 41⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .610 — — 1 .600 ⁄2 — .568 11⁄2 1 .488 5 41⁄2 .463 6 51⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .595 — — .558 11⁄2 11⁄2 .488 41⁄2 41⁄2 .439 61⁄2 61⁄2 .425 7 7 .357 10 10 West Division Pct GB WCGB .550 — — 1 .537 ⁄2 21⁄2 .452 4 6 .439 41⁄2 61⁄2 .429 5 7

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday’s Games tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 toronto 4, detroit 2 Boston 8, Baltimore 7 cleveland 19, Kansas city 1 texas 4, chicago White sox 0 oakland 5, L.a. angels 4, 10 innings seattle 5, Minnesota 2 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, tampa Bay 2 toronto at detroit, ppd., rain Baltimore at Boston, ppd., rain cleveland 7, Kansas city 3 chicago White sox 4, texas 3 L.a. angels at oakland, 10:05 p.m. Minnesota at seattle, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (colon 2-2) at Baltimore (Britton 5-2), 7:05 p.m. tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-2) at toronto (Litsch 4-2), 7:07 p.m. detroit (coke 1-5) at Boston (c.Buchholz 4-3), 7:10 p.m. cleveland (Masterson 5-1) at chicago White sox (peavy 0-0), 8:10 p.m. texas (ogando 4-0) at Kansas city (duffy 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (pavano 2-4) at oakland (Mccarthy 1-4), 10:05 p.m. L.a. angels (Weaver 6-3) at seattle (Vargas 2-2), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at oakland, 3:35 p.m. L.a. angels at seattle, 3:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. tampa Bay at toronto, 7:07 p.m. detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. cleveland at chicago White sox, 8:10 p.m. texas at Kansas city, 8:10 p.m.

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Str Home Away L-2 9-10 13-10 L-1 15-9 7-11 W-1 10-10 11-10 W-1 9-11 8-12

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Str Home Away L-4 13-7 12-9 W-1 12-9 12-7 W-4 14-10 11-9 W-2 11-9 9-12 L-1 8-12 11-10

L10 8-2 5-5 7-3 3-7 3-7 2-8

Str Home Away W-5 15-9 10-8 W-2 12-9 12-10 W-4 13-6 7-15 L-6 7-11 11-12 L-3 9-13 8-10 L-3 9-13 6-14

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Hot Gonzalez keys Rockies’ victory

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Home Away 11-10 11-8 10-5 12-14 10-12 9-11 11-10 7-13 7-14 11-10

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s Games st. Louis 3, philadelphia 1 Washington 4, pittsburgh 2 cincinnati 7, chicago cubs 4 Florida 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 11 innings atlanta 3, Houston 2 colorado 7, san Francisco 4 san diego 8, arizona 4 Milwaukee 2, L.a. dodgers 1 Tuesday’s Games atlanta 3, Houston 1, 11 innings pittsburgh at Washington, ppd., rain colorado 5, san Francisco 3 cincinnati 7, chicago cubs 5 Florida at New York, ppd., rain st. Louis 2, philadelphia 1 arizona 6, san diego 1 Milwaukee at L.a. dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games colorado (de La rosa 5-1) at philadelphia (Hamels 4-2), 7:05 p.m. chicago cubs (dempster 2-4) at Florida (Nolasco 3-0), 7:10 p.m. pittsburgh (Morton 4-1) at cincinnati (arroyo 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-2) at st. Louis (Lohse 4-2), 8:15 p.m. atlanta (teheran 0-1) at arizona (J.saunders 0-5), 9:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 4-2) at san diego (Moseley 1-5), 10:05 p.m. san Francisco (cain 3-2) at L.a. dodgers (Kershaw 5-3), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games pittsburgh at cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Houston at st. Louis, 1:45 p.m. colorado at philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. chicago cubs at Florida, 7:10 p.m. atlanta at arizona, 9:40 p.m. Milwaukee at san diego, 10:05 p.m. san Francisco at L.a. dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Mets wait to DL Wright Asssociated Press NEW YORK — Maybe if the weather remains lousy in New York, David Wright won’t end up going on the disabled list after all. The Mets’ star was expected to hit the DL before Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Marlins after an MRI exam the previous day revealed a stress fracture in his lower back. But with big, green globs of rain lighting up the radar, the game was called off about two hours before the scheduled first pitch. So the team has decided to wait until Wednesday before officially putting their five-time All-Star on the disabled list. Rain has been falling in the New York area for several days, and the teams played through a soupy mist in the Marlins’ 2-1, 11-inning victory Monday night. But with heavier showers in the forecast for Tuesday night, the teams decided to call the series finale off.



Asssociated Press DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez’s two-run single off Javier Lopez capped a four-run eighth-inning rally and the Rockies surged back into first place in the NL West with a 5-3 win over the Giants. Gonzalez, whose three-run homer off Tim Lincecum propelled Colorado past the Giants on Monday night, sent a fastball to right field to snap a 3-3 tie and make a winner of Matt Belisle (4-2), who worked one inning of relief. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 tries. He gave up a one-out single to Cody Ross but started a game-ending double play on Andres Torres’ screaming comebacker. With the two-game sweep, the Rockies moved a half game ahead of the Giants in the division, and they snapped a streak of nine straight losses in games started by ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Reds 7, Cubs 5 CINCINNATI — Reliever Kerry Wood’s throwing error let two runs score and Chris Heisey followed with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that sent the Reds over the sloppy Cubs. The Cubs self-destructed with four errors in a steady rain. All seven of Cincinnati’s runs were unearned. Wood (1-3) threw wide of third while trying to get a forceout on Ryan Hanigan’s sacrifice bunt, allowing the catcher to go all the way to third base while the tying runs scored. Heisey put the Reds ahead and Joey Votto added an RBI double. The Reds won for the 11th time in 13 games, sweeping the two-game series. Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1 PHOENIX — Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra both had two hits and drove in two runs to help the Diamondbacks to a victory over the Padres. Only 16,365 fans were on hand for the

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philadelphia catcher dane sardinha shows the ball, but st. Louis’ Lance Berkman is called safe at the plate in a game played on tuesday. Diamondbacks’ third win in four games, the fourth-lowest mark in franchise history. Daniel Hudson threw seven strong innings for Arizona, allowing a run two batters into the game before posting six scoreless innings. Hudson (4-5) gave up eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Stephen Drew added an RBI single. Tim Stauffer (0-2) gave up four runs and seven hits with a walk, six strikeouts and a hit batter over 51⁄3 innings for the Padres, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped. Cardinals 2, Phillies 1 ST. LOUIS — Lance Berkman lined a bases-loaded single over a drawn-in outfield

with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Cardinals a victory over the run-starved Phillies. Jaime Garcia allowed five hits and an unearned run in eight innings for the Cardinals, but gave up a 1-0 lead in the eighth — enabled when second baseman Tyler Greene dropped Jimmy Rollins’ routine pop fly with one out. Rollins eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Placido Polanco. Fernando Salas (2-0) had a strikeout in a perfect ninth. The Phillies’ Roy Oswalt worked five efficient innings in his first start off the 15day disabled list for lower back inflammation. Danys Baez (1-2) took the loss in relief.

Rodriguez hits two bombs to lead Yanks Asssociated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez homered twice, Jorge Posada had two hits and the New York Yankees stopped a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. With Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner in attendance, New York ended its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from April 20-27, 2007. Posada doubled and singled while batting seventh as the designated hitter. It was his first start since he pulled himself out of the lineup Saturday soon after he was set to bat ninth. Rodriguez tied it 1 with a fourth-inning homer and then put the Yankees ahead with a solo shot in the sixth off James Shields (4-2). Ivan Nova (4-3) gave up one run and four hits. Indians 7, Royals 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabr-

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travis Hafner belts a bases-clearing double in the first inning for the surprising cleveland indians on tuesday. era both homered and Travis Hafner hit a bases-loaded double, powering Cleveland past Kansas City for a two-game sweep of the Royals. One night after the Indians romped 19-1 and tied the record for KC’s biggest losing margin, Hafner unloaded his three-run double in the first inning off

Sean O’Sullivan. Santana hit a solo home run off O’Sullivan in the fifth and Cabrera made it 7-2 with a leadoff home run in the seventh off left-hander Everett Teaford, who made his major league debut. Carlos Carrasco (2-2) earned the victory, Cleveland’s fifth

straight over the Royals. He was charged with two runs on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. White Sox 4, Rangers 3 CHICAGO — Gordon Beckham scampered home on Cody Eppley’s wild pitch in the eighth inning, lifting the White Sox to a sorely needed victory over the Rangers. Beckham began the inning with a walk and made it all the way to third on pinch-hitter Dallas McPherson’s single to center. McPherson, who was promoted when Mark Teahen went on the disabled list earlier in the day, picked up his first hit since Sept. 10, 2008, for Florida at Philadelphia. Eppley (1-1) then bounced his first pitch to Alexei Ramirez, and Beckham rushed home to give Chicago a 4-3 lead. Jesse Crain (1-1) pitched 12⁄3 scoreless innings in relief to get the win and Sergio Santos worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.

T U E S D AY ’ S B O X S C O R E S American Yankees 6, Rays 2 New York Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 5 0 1 1 Fuld lf 4 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 5 0 0 0 srdrgz ph 0 1 0 0 teixeir 1b 3 0 1 0 Zobrist 2b 3 0 1 1 alrdrg 3b 4 2 2 2 damon dh 5 0 3 0 cano 2b 4 0 1 0 Longori 3b 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 Martin c 4 1 1 0 Joyce rf posada dh3 0 2 0 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0 eNunez dh0 1 0 0 Ktchm 1b 4 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 4 2 3 1 eJhnsn ss 3 1 1 1 dickrsn rf 3 0 1 1 shppch c 4 0 0 0 Totals 35 612 5 Totals 34 2 6 2 New York 000 101 202—6 Tampa Bay 001 000 001—2 e—cano (3), Zobrist (1). dp—tampa Bay 2. Lob—New York 5, tampa Bay 10. 2b—posada (3), Zobrist (14). Hr—al.rodriguez 2 (8), e.johnson (2). sb—e.johnson (3). s—e.nunez, dickerson. IP H R ER BB SO New York 1 4 1 1 2 4 Nova W,4-3 5 ⁄3 0 0 0 2 3 robertson H,8 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 chmberlain H,9 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 sanit 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Ma.rivera Tampa Bay shields L,4-2 7 8 4 3 1 9 c.ramos 1 1 0 0 0 0 B.Gomes 1 3 2 2 0 0 t—3:10. a—27,123 (34,078).

Indians 7, Royals 3 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 4 1 1 1 aviles 2b 4 0 0 0 acarer ss 4 1 1 1 Mecarr cf 4 0 2 1 choo rf 3 1 1 0 Gordon lf 4 0 0 0 csantn c 3 2 2 1 Butler dh 3 0 0 0 Hafner dh 4 1 2 3 Francr rf 4 1 1 0 ocarer 2b 4 1 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 1 2 1 t.Buck lf 4 0 1 1 Betemt 3b 3 0 0 0 Laport 1b 3 0 0 0 treanr c 3 1 1 1 Hannhn 3b4 0 1 0 aescor ss 3 0 1 0 Totals 33 710 7 Totals 32 3 7 3 Cleveland 300 120 100—7 Kansas City 010 001 001—3 dp—Kansas city 1. Lob—cleveland 5, Kansas city 9. 2b—Brantley (7), Hafner 2 (8), Francoeur (13). 3b—Hosmer (1). Hr—a.cabrera (7), c.santana (6). sb—Me.cabrera (5). cs—Hosmer (1). s— a.cabrera. sf—Brantley. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland 1 5 2 2 2 5 carrasco W,2-2 5 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 r.perez 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 2 0 J.smith 2 0 0 0 1 1 sipp 1 ⁄3 c.perez 1 1 1 1 2 1 Kansas City o’sullivan L,2-3 5 8 6 6 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 teaford 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 L.coleman Bl.Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 crow 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBp—by o’sullivan (choo). t—3:02. a—17,712 (37,903).

White Sox 4, Rangers 3

Chicago h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Lillirdg lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 Mcphrs ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 pierre pr-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 alrmrz ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 a.dunn dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 Konerk 1b 4 0 0 0 1 0 Quentin rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 przyns c 2 1 0 0 0 0 rios cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 2 1 0 0 Morel 3b 3 1 1 3 Totals 30 3 5 1 Totals 25 4 4 3 Texas 110 100 000—3 Chicago 000 030 01x—4 e—al.ramirez (6). dp—texas 2, chicago 2. Lob—texas 8, chicago 3. 2b—en.chavez (2). Hr— Morel (1). cs—rios (3). sf—torrealba. IP H R ER BB SO Texas Harrison 7 3 3 3 4 6 1 1 1 2 1 eppley L,1-11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 rhodes Chicago 4 3 2 6 2 danks 61⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 crain W,1-1 12⁄3 s.santos s,6-6 1 0 0 0 0 1 Wp—eppley. t—2:36. a—22,437 (40,615). Texas ab enchvz rf 4 andrus ss 5 Kinsler 2b 4 MiYong 1b3 aBeltre 3b 4 dvMrp lf 2 Napoli dh 3 torreal c 2 Gentry cf 2 Morlnd ph 1

r 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

National Braves 3, Astros 1 Houston

Atlanta h bi ab r h bi 1 0 prado lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 c.Jones 3b5 0 1 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 5 0 0 0 1 0 Hinske 1b 4 1 1 0 1 1 d.ross c 2 0 0 0 0 0 Mccnn c 2 2 2 3 2 0 alGnzlz ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 McLoth cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 d.Lowe p 2 0 0 0 0 0 sherrill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 proctor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mather ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 oFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 conrad ph 0 0 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 1 8 1 Totals 36 3 7 3 Houston 000 000 100 00—1 Atlanta 000 000 001 02—3 one out when winning run scored. e—M.downs (2), ale.gonzalez (2). dp—Houston 2, atlanta 2. Lob—Houston 10, atlanta 8. 2b— Barmes (4). Hr—Wallace (3), Mccann 2 (4). sb— Bogusevic (1), Heyward (3). s—ang.sanchez, conrad. IP H R ER BB SO Houston W.rodriguez 8 5 0 0 2 6 Melancon Bs,2-3 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 Fulchino L,0-2 1 ⁄3 Atlanta d.Lowe 7 5 1 1 0 4 sherrill 0 2 0 0 0 0 proctor 1 0 0 0 1 1 Venters 1 0 0 0 0 1 o’Flaherty 1 0 0 0 1 2 ab Bourn cf 5 agsnc 2b 3 pence rf 4 ca.Lee lf 4 Bogsvc lf 1 Wallac 1b 4 dwns 3b 5 Brmes ss 4 towles c 5 Wrdrg p 3 Melncn p 0 Michals ph1 Fulchin p 0

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1 1 0 0 2 1 Gearrin W,1-1 sherrill pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. t—3:09. a—21,085 (49,586).

Rockies 5, Giants 3 San Francisco Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi torres cf 5 0 0 0 Fowler cf 4 1 1 1 Fntent 2b 4 1 1 0 Herrer 2b 4 0 0 0 posey c 4 1 2 0 cGnzlz lf 4 0 1 2 Burrell lf 4 0 2 2 tlwtzk ss 3 1 1 1 schrhlt rf 0 0 0 0 Wggntn 1b 4 0 0 0 Huff 1b 3 1 2 0 street p 0 0 0 0 Mtejad ss 4 0 1 1 JoLopz 3b 3 0 0 0 rownd rf 4 0 0 0 splrghs rf 3 1 2 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 iannett c 3 1 2 0 romo p 0 0 0 0 Jimenz p 2 0 0 0 derosa 3b4 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Jsnchz p 3 0 1 0 amezg ph 0 1 0 0 c.ross lf 1 0 1 0 Helton 1b 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 310 3 Totals 30 5 7 4 San Francisco 012 000 000—3 Colorado 010 000 04x—5 e—J.sanchez (2). dp—san Francisco 1, colorado 1. Lob—san Francisco 7, colorado 3. 2b— Burrell (5), Huff (10), J.sanchez (3), Fowler (12), iannetta (5). Hr—tulowitzki (11). s—amezaga. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco J.sanchez L,3-3 7 5 4 3 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 Ja.lopez Bs,1-2 1⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 romo Colorado Jimenez 7 8 3 3 1 7 Belisle W,4-2 1 1 0 0 0 1 street s,14-15 1 1 0 0 0 1 J.sanchez pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBp—by J.sanchez (tulowitzki). Wp—Jimenez. t—2:37. a—41,105 (50,490).

Reds 7, Cubs 5 Chicago

Cincinnati h bi ab r h bi 1 0 stubbs cf 5 0 1 0 1 1 Janish ss 5 1 1 0 1 0 Votto 1b 4 0 1 1 1 0 Bphllps 2b 3 1 2 0 2 3 Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 rolen 3b 3 2 2 0 0 0 FLewis lf 4 1 1 0 1 1 Masset p 0 0 0 0 1 0 rHrndz c 2 1 1 0 0 0 t.Wood pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hanign c 0 1 0 0 0 0 Volquez p 2 0 0 0 0 0 cairo ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Jrsmth p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 0 0 0 1 Totals 35 5 8 5 Totals 33 7 9 2 Chicago 300 000 110—5 Cincinnati 000 300 04x—7 e—K.wood (1), c.pena (2), Garza (2), castillo (1), Janish (4). dp—cincinnati 1. Lob—chicago 8, cincinnati 9. 2b—s.castro (9), campana (1), Votto (12), rolen (9). Hr—c.pena (5). sb—Barney (3), stubbs (14). cs—F.lewis (1). s—Hanigan. sf— Heisey. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Garza 6 5 3 0 4 3 Marshall H,8 1 0 0 0 1 1 K.wood L,1-3 1 4 4 0 0 0 Cincinnati

ab Fukdm rf 4 Barney 2b 4 scastro ss5 arrmr 3b 4 c.pena 1b3 Byrd cf 4 asorin lf 2 campn lf 1 castillo c 4 Garza p 2 rJhnsn ph1 Marshll p 0 deWitt ph 1 K.Wood p 0

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6 3 3 3 1 9 Volquez 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 3 1 arredondo 3 1 1 0 1 Jor.smith 11⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Bray W,1-0 Masset s,1-4 1 1 0 0 0 0 HBp—by Volquez (ar.ramirez). Wp—Garza. t—3:16. a—18,861 (42,319).

Cardinals 2, Phillies 1 Philadelphia St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi rollins ss 4 1 0 0 theriot ss 5 0 2 0 Mrtnz cf 4 0 2 0 Jay cf 5 1 2 0 polanc 3b 3 0 1 1 pujols 1b 5 0 3 0 Hward 1b 4 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 5 0 0 0 Mayrry lf 4 0 1 0 Brkmn rf 3 1 2 1 BFrncs rf 4 0 0 0 craig 2b 3 0 1 0 Valdz 2b 3 0 1 0 Greene 2b 1 0 0 0 orr ph-2b 1 0 0 0 YMolin c 4 0 3 1 sardinh c 2 0 0 0 descals 3b 2 0 0 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 JGarci p 3 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 punto ph 1 0 0 0 Jromr p 0 0 0 0 salas p 0 0 0 0 oswalt p 1 0 0 0 stutes p 0 0 0 0 Kndrck p 0 0 0 0 ruiz ph-c 1 0 0 0 Totals 31 1 5 1 Totals 37 2 13 2 Philadelphia 000 000 010—1 St. Louis 000 100 001—2 one out when winning run scored. e—Greene (3). dp—philadelphia 1. Lob— philadelphia 6, st. Louis 14. 2b—W.valdez (6), pujols (4), Y.molina (10). sb—Mayberry (4). s—oswalt. sf—polanco. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia oswalt 5 7 1 1 1 3 stutes 0 0 0 0 1 0 K.Kendrick 2 1 0 0 1 0 Bastardo 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 ⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 Baez L,1-2 J.romero 0 1 0 0 0 0 St. Louis J.Garcia 8 5 1 0 1 5 salas W,2-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 stutes pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. J.romero pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. t—2:44. a—34,567 (43,975).

Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1 San Diego Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi denorfi rf 4 1 3 0 KJhnsn 2b 5 1 1 0 Bartlett ss 3 0 1 1 rrorts 3b 2 1 0 0 Headly 3b 3 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 4 2 2 1 Hawpe 1b 4 0 2 0 s.drew ss 4 0 1 1 Ludwck lf 4 0 1 0 cYoung cf 4 1 1 0 eptrsn cf 3 0 2 0 Monter c 2 1 2 2 rJhnsn c 3 0 0 0 Mirand 1b 4 0 1 0 Luebke p 0 0 0 0 Gparra lf 4 0 2 2 Neshek p 0 0 0 0 dHdsn p 2 0 1 0 cantu ph 1 0 0 0 Heilmn p 0 0 0 0 alGzlz 2b 4 0 0 0 Branyn ph 1 0 0 0 stauffr p 2 0 0 0 demel p 0 0 0 0 Kphlps c 1 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 9 1 Totals 32 6 11 6 San Diego 100 000 000—1 Arizona 100 102 20x—6 e—Bartlett (5). dp—san diego 1, arizona 2. Lob—san diego 7, arizona 7. 2b—denorfia (3), Hawpe (7), K.johnson (7), J.upton (10), c.young (12), Montero (10). 3b—denorfia (1), e.patterson (1). sb—Headley (4), e.patterson (3). cs—Ludwick (1). s—r.roberts, d.hudson. sf—Bartlett.

H R ER BB SO IP San Diego 7 4 4 1 6 stauffer L,0-2 51⁄3 1 3 2 2 1 2 Luebke 2 1 0 0 0 3 Neshek 1 ⁄3 Arizona 8 1 1 2 6 d.hudson W,4-5 7 Heilman 1 1 0 0 0 1 demel 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBp—by stauffer (Montero). Wp—d.Hudson. t—2:37. a—16,365 (48,633).

game, retiring all 27 hitters to lead the arizona diamondbacks over the atlanta Braves 2-0. it was the 17th perfect game in major league history and the first since the New York Yankees’ david cone did it against Montreal on July 18, 1999. today’s birthdays: Joakim soria 27; Nelson Figueroa 37; reggie Jackson 65; Brooks robinson 74.


Calendar July 12 — all-star game, phoenix. July 24 — Hall of Fame induction, cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility. sept. 1 — active rosters expand to 40 players. sept. 30 or oct. 1 — playoffs begin. oct. 19 — World series begins. November — Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first 15 days after World series ends. dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents. dec. 5-8 — Winter meetings, dallas. dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers. dec. 11 — collective bargaining agreement expires. dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2012 contracts to unsigned players.

History It happened on May 18 1957 — dick Williams of the orioles hit a ninthinning, game-tying solo home run against chicago’s paul Lapalme seconds before 10:20 p.m. — the curfew set so the White sox could catch a train out of Baltimore. if Williams had done anything else, chicago would have won. the game was later replayed from the beginning and Baltimore won. 1968 — Frank Howard hit his 10th home run in a six-game span to power the Washington senators to an 8-4 victory over detroit. 1990 — the Baltimore orioles tied an aL record with eight consecutive singles in a seven-run first inning against Bobby Witt to beat the texas rangers 13-1. the eight straight singles equaled a record set by the Washington senators against cleveland in 1951 and matched by the oakland athletics against chicago in 1981. 1999 — edgar Martinez hit three home runs — tying a major league record with five homers in two games — to give the seattle Mariners a 10-1 win over the Minnesota twins. He homered twice in the opener of the series. 2000 — Mark McGwire homered three times and had a career-high seven rBis, leading the st. Louis cardinals over the philadelphia phillies. 2003 — the texas rangers swept three games at Yankee stadium for the first time. 2004 — randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect

Year Team 1954 Wash. 1955 Wash. 1956 Wash. 1957 Wash. 1958 Wash. 1959 Wash. 1960 Wash. 1961 Minn. 1962 Minn. 1963 Minn. 1964 Minn. 1965 Minn. 1966 Minn. 1967 Minn. 1968 Minn. 1969 Minn. 1970 Minn. 1971 Minn. 1972 Minn. 1973 Minn. 1974 Minn. 1975 Kc Total

AB 13 80 99 31 31 546 442 541 552 515 577 401 569 547 295 555 527 500 433 248 333 312 8147

R 1 12 10 4 2 98 84 94 85 88 95 78 89 105 40 106 96 61 53 29 28 25 1283

H 4 16 22 9 6 132 122 156 134 133 156 108 160 147 62 153 143 127 100 60 74 62 2086

HR 0 4 5 2 0 42 31 46 48 45 49 25 39 44 17 49 41 28 26 5 13 14 573

RBI AVG 3 .308 7 .200 13 .222 5 .290 2 .194 105 .242 80 .276 122 .288 126 .243 96 .258 111 .270 75 .269 110 .281 113 .269 40 .210 140 .276 113 .271 119 .254 74 .231 32 .242 54 .222 44 .199 1584.256

Free agents AMERICAN LEAGUE BaLtiMore (1) — Julio Lugo, 2b. BostoN (1) — Mike Lowell, 1b. detroit (2) — Jeremy Bonderman, rhp; Bobby seay, lhp. Los aNGeLes (1) — scot shields, rhp. MiNNesota (1) — randy Flores, lhp. NeW YorK (2) — chad Moeller, c; andy pettitte, lhp. oaKLaNd (1) — Ben sheets, rhp. seattLe (1) — chris Woodward, ss. taMpa BaY (2) — rocco Baldelli, dh; Gabe Kapler, of. teXas (2) — cristian Guzman, inf; Bengie Molina, c. NATIONAL LEAGUE ariZoNa (2) — Kris Benson, rhp; Mike Hampton; lhp. atLaNta (1) — troy Glaus, 1b. ciNciNNati (2) — Mike Lincoln, rhp; russ springer, rhp. coLorado (1) — Jay payton, of. FLorida (2) — Jorge sosa, p; chad tracy, 3b. HoUstoN (1) — Brian Moehler, rhp. Los aNGeLes (2) — Brad ausmus, c; Jeff Weaver, rhp. MiLWaUKee (3) — david Bush, rhp; doug davis, lhp; trevor Hoffman, rhp. NeW YorK (3) — elmer dessens, rhp; Kelvim escobar, rhp; Fernando tatis, inf-of. pHiLadeLpHia (1) — Mike sweeney, 1b. st. LoUis (2) — Jason Larue, c; Mike Macdougal, rhp. saN dieGo (1) — david eckstein, 2b. saN FraNcisco (1) — Jose Guillen, of.


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