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Vigil message: Bullying can create lasting wounds BY EMILY FORD

SALISBURY — With tears in her eyes, Janice Junda described the pain her daughters endured. “It got so bad, we had to take one of them out of school,” Junda said. The girls were victims of bullies. The Junda family lit candles Sunday night with dozens of people who turned out to talk about their experiences with bullying and raise awareness of the pervasive problem. “This was wonderful,” Junda said. “We have so badly needed something like this in our community. This issue

needs more attention.” Megan Braun, 13, organized “Beacons Against Bullying” at Bell Tower Park, an anti-bullying event and candlelight vigil. Braun suffered verbal, mental and physical abuse by bulBRAUN lies in school. B r a u n chose anti-bullying education and awareness as her platform as the reining Junior Elite Miss North Carolina. “This is a way for her to heal her pain,” said David Braun, her father.

Unlike some victims of bullies, Braun’s parents were aware of the abuse and worked to stop it. Frustrated with a lack of response from school officials, they complained to the central office and eventually convinced administrators to remove one of the bullies from the school, according to Laura Braun, Megan’s mother. They also changed Megan’s class schedule to avoid the girls who were tormenting her. Master Deputy Alan Amerson, one of several speakers, said victims must continue asking for help until someone listens. “Go up the food chain, move up,” said Amerson,

who was bullied as a child. “Go until you get the help you need. There is someone, somewhere who will help you.” Each speaker told the story of a different child who committed suicide due to bullying. As Megan sang “Amazing Grace” during the vigil, her mother said she knew they could have lost her. “You don’t know what it’s like to see your child every morning crying, sick to their stomach, begging not to go to school,” Laura Braun said. At one point, Megan had missed so much school, her mother accompanied her to

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Caitlin Junda and Mallory braun light candles at the antiSee VIGIL, 9A bullying event Sunday at bell tower Park.

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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES Athletes perform in dance recital Tuesday BY SUSAN SHINN For The Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — A year ago, Tyler Allen watched his little sister perform in her dance recital with Donna’s Dancers. After the show, he told Donna Cesario, “I’m going to be in this next year.” Yeah, right, she thought. After all, Tyler, a sophomore at Salisbury High School, is a member of its state championship football team. He’s 5 foot, 9 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. But on Tuesday, he’ll take the stage with other dancers in the studio’s 15th annual recital at Keppel Auditorium. One of those dancers is teammate Justin Lewis, a senior at Salisbury High, who’s also a member of the track team. Justin is 5 foot, 5 inches tall and weighs 146 pounds. His size and shape make him a perfect track team member, and his specialty is the hurdles — which he says dance lessons have greatly improved. As a matter of fact, both young men say dance has helped their athleticism. A native of Pittsburgh, Tyler’s favorite professional athlete is Rashard Mendenhall, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since Mendenhall takes ballet, Tyler figured it couldn’t hurt. And after all, he thought, after watching his sister on stage, how hard could it be? “It’s definitely been the most difficult thing I’ve ever done,” Tyler says. “It is really physically demanding.” Along with football, Tyler has participated in martial arts, soccer, basketball and track. “I like it a lot,” he says of dance. “But it’s difficult. It’s harder than any sport I’ve played. Miss Donna is a wonderful teacher. She is so patient and understanding.” In football, he says, there are basically three rules for an offensive guard, his position: stay low, keep your feet moving and be violent with your hands. In dance, he says, there are many more rules. “You have to point your toes, walk a certain way, leap a certain way.” Joining him in this endeavor has been his friend Justin. “Tyler asked me to come and support him so I did,” Justin says, whose dazzling smile lights up any room. He says of dance, “It made me a bit more agile and it

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Spending proposal tries to offset 3 percent decline in tax base BY KARISSA MINN

been teased by teammates about taking dance lessons. The guys say a couple of parents have thought they were in the wrong place when they came to the studio. They weren’t. Not only has Cesario been

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s proposed budget spends $4.1 million less than last year and increases the property tax rate by 2.75 cents, but both those numbers could change next month after local and state decisions. Last week, County Manager Gary Page gave county commissioners copies of the $124.7 million budget, which cuts county departments by more than $2 million and schools by more than $1 million. “This year’s proposed budget has been an attempt to match our revenues with expenses and to not rely upon the county’s fund balance as an ongoing ‘safety net,’ ” Page wrote in his executive summary. “Though difficult, the county’s financial well-being is on sound ground and we are going to be able to operate within our means.” He wrote that most of the proposed cost savings have come through eliminated county positions, reduced hours and services for parks and libraries and no salary or benefit increases for county employees. The proposed budget A closer look also increases the property at changes in tax rate from 59.5 cents to the county 62.25 cents per $100 of as- budget, 9A sessed value, but residents won’t necessarily see a big difference in their tax bills. The county’s tax base dropped by about 3 percent after the 2011 revaluation, and it would have to raise the property tax rate by 2.5 cents to maintain tax revenue. In an interview Thursday, Page said this isn’t the same as raising taxes because property owners would be taxed no more than they are now. Of course, different individuals might see their bills increase, decrease or stay the same. “We’re not going to get more money from this,” Page said. “I still need $67 million in property taxes to make everything work.” ••• The proposed rate hike also includes a quarter-cent property tax increase to pay for debt from a $12 million bond approved by voters last year. It would provide handicapped accessible improvements and new classroom space for students and local firefighters at RowanCabarrus Community College. Instead of levying a 1.25-cent increase all at once, commissioners voted in March to raise the tax by a quarter cent in the coming fiscal year, and an additional half cent in each of the next two fiscal years. In light of this increase, commissioners have said they want to avoid raising the tax rate to revenue neutral. But that would come at a price in this third year of budget cuts. “If they don’t want to increase it by 2.5 cents,” Page said, “I’ll have to cut another $2.5 million.” Fortunately, the pressure to either raise taxes or cut expenses could finally start to let up



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Marianna Stout, left, practices a ballet with Justin lewis at Donna;s Dancers dance studio.

tyler Allen practices with Mackenzie Gorkey. Allen says that his favorite athlete is a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who also practices ballet. He now says that dancing is tougher than any sport he’s played.

helped my balance. It is difficult. It is getting used to something new.” Justin, whose track event is the 110 hurdles, says dance has also improved his flexibility. “Anytime your body is trained to do things that include balance and rhythm, it helps you in any sport,” says Today’s forecast 90º/63º Partly cloudy, chance for storms


Joe Pinyan, the head football coach at Salisbury High School. Pinyan says he thinks that’s why Justin has seen success in hurdles. He played defensive back on the football team. “He’s not big, but he plays with a lot of heart,” Pinyan notes. Neither student says he’s

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TOWN CRIER Community events TODAY • “I-85 Luncheon”: At 11:30 a.m. Monday, in recognition of Older Americans Month, the center will host its seventh annual luncheon to honor members of the community who are age 85 plus. Sponsored by Carillon Assisted Living, special entertainment will be provided. Free and open to those 85+ making advance reservations. Call 704-216-7714 for more information. • Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-6:30 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. • Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, 5 p.m., Board of Education Administrative Office, 110 S. Long St., East Spencer. • Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m., Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main Street, Kannapolis.

TUESDAY, May 24 • Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. • Rowan Public Library centennial year event, 7 p.m., “Hard Times at the Mill: Working Lives Past and Present,” program on North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. By Dr. Roxanne Newton. Reception follows, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove, 704 216-7732.

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SATURDAY, May 28 • Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society’s 12th annual group bike ride — “Mine to Mine,” a 50K or 100K ride routing cyclists from Gold Hill Mines to Reed Gold Mine. Registration $20 begins 7:30 am.; ride begins at 9 a.m. Registration includes lunch. Darrius Hedrick, • Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. “It’s Hip to be Square,” group show featuring Rail Walk Studio artists through May 28. Gallery open to the public Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment or by chance if the green open flag is out. 704-431-8964. • Kannapolis Community CPR Class, Kannapolis Train Station 1, 300 Firehouse Drive, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free for residents and $3 for non-residents. 704-920-4260.

How to differentiate between growing pains and injury Q. How would I know the difference between growing pains and an injury? A. It is very important to differentiate between the two and to confirm have your doctor diagnose the problem. Here are some things to watch for. Growing pains usually affect the limbs especially ESTER the legs of chilMARSH dren who are still undergoing growth and development. Symptoms that could be part of growing pains: • Muscle aches and pains in both legs, mostly in the calf, behind the knee and in front of the

• Heat treatment such as hot baths and hot water bottles. • Pain medications to alleviate the pain. When it is not growing pains: • When your child is limping. • Severe pain or pain that only affects one leg or arm • Pain continues through the day • It is affecting the way they run or walk • There is swelling. Redness and/or tenderness of the leg or arm • Child has a fever Due to the fact that children are playing more competitive sports, sport related injuries have risen tremendously. Since children still have growth plates (epiphyseal plate) the stress of the tendons pulling on the growth plates can create prob-

lems. One common injury is apophysitis, which is an inflammation. Common affected areas can be the knee, where the patellar ligament, due to overuse can inflame that growth plate. Or elbow, known as medial apophysitis, which is also called Little Leaguer’s elbow. Or even feet and hips. Due to growth, the muscles might get tight so it is important to stretch daily and hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds at a time, with 1 to 2 sets per exercise. Some simple strength exercises using their body weight might be beneficial, and cross training is a must. Remember, they are still growing and have their whole life (sports included) ahead of them. Ester H Marsh, ACSM, Cpt

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n addition to our name, “God given” by our parents, there SUNDAY, May 29 are sometimes nicknames • J.C. Price American Legion Post Everlastgiven to us which become stuck ing Services, White Rock AME Zion Church, (like spent chewing gum) to ourGranite Quarry. selves, sometimes so much so • Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Orthat the official name on the birth gan Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church certificate is Road. eclipsed by the unofficial one. MONDAY, May 30 In many in• Memorial Day stances, these • Closed: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, names are as• Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m., Brenner signed to a child Avenue Cemetery, VA Medical Center. based on his likes • Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. or dislikes of the Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. time, in everyWest, Salisbury. thing from faMACK • Gospel Festival, part of J.C. Price Memovorite foods to faW ILLIAMS rial Week Celebration, 6 p.m. May 30 and 31. vorite play activities. Friends are sometimes the bestowers of the unofficial name, Lottery numbers — RALEIGH which sometimes, is identical to (AP)— The winning lottery numbers the nickname of the parent, with selected Wednesday in the N.C. Educathe the inclusion of the prefix tion Lottery: Pick 3 Midday: 1-9-2, Pick “Li’l.” 3 Evening: 1-4-4, Pick 4 Midday: 7-6-0-9, Parents sometimes feel the need to give certain nicknames to Pick 4 Evening: 9-9-0-5, Cash 5: 01-02-11their children, the particulars of 12-33. the children’s forming personalities seeming to call for some HOW TO REACH US nomenclature Phone ....................................(704) 633-8950 for all departments more individual and additional to (704) 797-4287 Sports direct line what is printed (704) 797-4213 Circulation direct line on their birth (704) 797-4220 Classified direct line certificates. Business hours ..................Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to Fax numbers........................(704) 630-0157 Classified ads parents giving (704) 633-7373 Retail ads names to their (704) 639-0003 News children, subseAfter-hours voice mail......(704) 797-4235 Advertising (704) 797-4255 News Salisbury Post

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thigh. • Using the legs does not make the pain better or worse. • Pain comes and goes. It could happen a few times per week at night or every night for a week or so. • Most of the time, the pain is worse during the night, particularly when the child is going to sleep. • The pain can be severe enough that it can wake up the child. • The pain is usually gone by morning. • Occasionally, the muscles in the arms may be affected. • The child also may complain of headaches. Treatment options: • I know that with my first two children, massaging the areas helped relieve the pain.

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quent to those listed on their birth certificates, their offspring sometimes return the favor by assigning AKAs to them. The nicknames given to our parents by my brother, Joe, and me were, I daresay, unique and probably not heard around Rowan County back then, or since. Some of the more common nicknames of which I can think of lately are the ones given by grandchildren to their grandparents, such as Paw-Paw (also the name of a particular kind of “patch”), Mee-Maw and the name Nana. The nicknames that Joe and I assigned to our parents were “Bunk” and “Hammie.” My mother’s maiden name was “Hamlet,” so the origin of “Hammie” is easily figurable. I think that my grandmother Hamlet also went by that nickname, because I remember seeing an old letter to my mother from her in my baby book with the letter being signed “Love, Hammie!” My mother would send letters to me at college, and later to me and my family, signing them “Lots of Love, Hammie!” Sometimes, when my late wife, the children and I would visit my mother in Salisbury, we would eat at the now-closed Ham’s Restaurant on East Innes Street. The iconic working model train of that restaurant chain

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made me think about my railroading father, “Bunk,” and the restaurant’s name reminded me of my mother, “Hammie.” My father’s first name was “Bernard,” which he always pronounced in the British fashion, as heard in the pronunciation of the British general from World War II, Bernard Law Montgomery. I heard my father referred to by his railroad friends as mostly “Willie,” and sometimes “Bernie,” but I have no recollection at all of how Joe and I came to refer to him as “Bunk.” Our father loved jazz, classical and old-time mountain music. One Christmas, my brother got him a record of the old jazz artist Bunk Johnson and his band, titled “Bunk Johnson at Preservation Hall.” I also remember an old cold medicine commercial of the time which started out with the words: “Has a cold got you down, Bunkie?” Back in September, following the homecoming service of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, to which my friend, Rita Lea, and I had traveled from Virginia, she asked me if I would like to visit my “Mom and Dad.” She used the more usual and proper terminology. I told her that I would, so we walked down that gentle slope of Saint Paul’s cemetery, and there paid a visit to “Bunk and Hammie.”

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• Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., China Grove Middle School, 1013 N. Main St., China Grove. • Opening reception, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 6-8 p.m. Five solo exhibitions and an award-winning student show. Exhibition dates are May 21-Aug. 13. • Annual Memorial Week Celebration, May 27-June 5, J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Concession stands, novelty games and more. Rides June 1-5. For more information, call 704-636-2950. • Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival — May 27-29, Fiddler’s Grove Campground, Union Grove. Oldest fiddler's competition in North America, includes competitions for bands and individuals, free workshops, on-site camping. 828-478 -3735,,

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Here is a photograph, supplied by the South Salisbury Fire Department, of its Ladies Auxiliary in 1957. The names of the women who could be identified include, in the front row: Dorothy W. (Dot) Webb, Grace Y. Kline, Louise E. Heilig, Pauline L. Canup, Dorothy R. File and Mrs. Paul Miller; middle row: Catherine Safrit, Rose E. Lyerly, Grace M. Roseman, Thelma Mull, unknown, Ruth C. Bernhardt, Doris E. (Dot) Fogner and Marie C. Rogers; back row: unknown, Lessie Barber, unknown and Juanita F. Lesley. The South Salisbury Fire Department is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.


• Thursdays on Main, featuring White Chocolate, 11:30 a.m., Veterans Park, Kannapolis. Bring or buy lunch and enjoy picnic. 704-920-4343. • 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards at 6:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Station.

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MONDAY May 23, 2011


Cleveland Spring Festival is growing


Faithful Friends shelter nearing completion BY SHAVONNE POTTS

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Leslee efird and son Clint enjoy a ride on the swings at the festival.

“We have had the truck here for about six months, and we need it for multi-stoTown Commissioner Mary ry work. It is great for resFrank Fleming-Adkins was eccues or fire situations. The static with the turnout for the truck is used for mutual aid Cleveland Spring Festival on to other parts of the county Saturday. also. It had already been re“Once a year, this is what conditioned, but we did some we do for our community,” she wiring and lettering,” he said. “Eight years ago, we said. started with 10 to 15 vendors A large American flag and exhibitors, and this year was displayed from the front we have 62. It is a great day for of the truck. Cleveland.” Bishop Kevin Bost was Games and rides, along with cooking chicken and other craft and food vendors filled food as he expressed his love the park area. for his fellow man, and his Highlighting the festival at reasons for giving food to the the Town Park was the 1978 six-year-old Brayden haglan prepares to ride the community. At least once a Mack Baker Aerialscope 75 flexflyer while older brother Dylan watches. month, Bost offers food to ladder truck that now is in servanyone who stops by his ice with the Cleveland Fire Depart- Department, until purchased by the World of Faith Outreach Ministry on ment. Westbury, N.Y., Fire Department. On Cottage Street in Salisbury. Capt. Ron Herion recounted the Sept. 11, 2001, the truck was in reserve Bost has been giving food away for service history of the truck. at Ground Zero as two emblems on the See FESTIVAL, 4A “It served in the New York City Fire door signify,” Herion said. BY DAVID FREEZE

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Multitudes turn out for Race for Cowden 5K BY DAVID FREEZE For the Salisbury Post

Nelson Cowden, assistant principal at West Rowan High School, was surprised that so many runners and walkers turned out in downtown Cleveland Saturday morning for the Race for Cowden 5K. Many were students and staff at West Rowan, but most were there just simply to support the Cowden family, as son, Tom, continues his recovery from brain cancer. Tom was also joined by his mom, Christi, and sister, Ivy. Tom was the official starter for the race, as more than 120 participants joined the “Fight for Tom.” Tom is now 14 years old, and is a patient at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte while he receives physical therapy so he may walk again. Walkers and runners ran the course just prior to the official start of the Cleveland

Spring Festival. Temperatures warmed as the participants completed the 3.1-mile course, but spirits were high as the community surrounded the Cowden’s with emotional and financial support. Sponsors for the event were Godley’s Garden Center, Barry Michael CPA, Cleveland Drug Company, Goodson and Son, Jack B. Wooten Company, Ken and Karen Sherrill, Lazy 5 Ranch, Lazy 5 Veterinary Hospital, Mary L. Farm, Patterson Farm Market and Tours, Inc., Richard and Mary Ann Hansen, RDH Tire and Retread, Scotty Benson Construction, Smith Farms Hay and Straw, Todd and Mary Kay Hansen Family, Stricklin Auto and Truck Parts Inc., Marlow’s BBQ and Seafood Inc., Kepley Construction, Stout Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., Moore Farm, Taylor Parker’s Organic Chicken Eggs, Sandra’s Beauty Shop, Cleveland IGA, Matlock’s Used

SALISBURY — The interior is coming alive in the long-awaited Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, the county’s no-kill shelter. Crews have begun putting paint on the walls and installing cabinets. “This wasn’t like this last week,” said President Mary Padavick as she touched a cabinet door. Padavick marveled, during a walk-through, the progress that’s taken place since her last visit. The following are upcoming The reception/en- Faithful Friends fundraising trance area will be events: a deep orange, fol- • 5th annual Pick of the Litlowed by a purple ter Yard Sale, Saturday, June room, neon green 4, begins at 8 a.m. in the and teal. Railwalk Arts District, 421 N. Padavick said the Lee St., next to the Salisbury idea behind the Emporium. bright colors was to Volunteers are collecting yard make it cheerful and sale items now through June vibrant throughout 3. For more information, call the building. 704-633-1722 or email speFaithful Friends cial event@faithfulfriendsnc. is also in the process org. of searching for an • Flower-cutting event in a executive director. private garden, from 8 a.m. Despite weather to noon on July 23, 505 Steedelays, construction plechase Trail, Salisbury, at is rolling along and the home of Jean McCoy. is expected to be Contact Faithful Friends completed by July. about pricing and other event This week crews information. will finish interior • 2012 Pet Calendar, deadwork specifically line Aug. 1 to have your pet painting and in- featured, sponsor a day phostalling cabinets. to for $15 or a month photo Project Manager for $125. Photos and payJay Aldridge of Pro- ments can be mailed to Faithfessional Products ful Friends Calendar, PO Box in Greensboro said 3097, Salisbury NC 28145. the company spent Photos and payment can also nearly two weeks in be emailed to FFCalendaPhothe shop making, high resolucabinets. tion photos 1-2 MB, include “In the next few your name, pet’s name, date days we will be requests and city or paid ondone,” he said. line at The steel beams • There continues to be namare up, outlining the ing opportunities that include office space, retail dog rooms and to have your area, dog and cat dog included in a mural crequarters and in the ated by artist Cara Reische, coming months so which will be painted on an will the interior entrance wall. For more inforwalls. mation call 704-633-1722. There have been numerous fundraisers throughout the years. Some of the most popular fundraising projects for the nonprofit include recycling aluminum cans, which has raised more than $6,000. Other fundraisers have been recycling ink and toner, which has been exchanged to purchase needed supplies and donations via the Food Lion Community Rewards that are granted once the shopper notes Faithful Friends as its choice of charities.


Spencer to consider allowing pawn shops outside downtown

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SPENCER — Spencer leaders will consider allowing pawn shops in the Highway Business District, but not downtown. The Spencer Planning Board will hold a courtesy hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall. The Board of Aldermen will receive public comment at 7 p.m. June 14. Officials are considering an ordinance amendment that would add pawn shops to the list of permitted uses in the Highway Business District. Aldermen last month directed the Planning Board to remove pawn shops from consideration for the downtown business district. For more information, call 633-2231. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Weeks after tornado, life returning to normal in Farrington Meadows BY HUGH FISHER

SALISBURY — Saturday was warm and sunny, an average day for this time of year in Farrington Meadows. One man was out mowing his lawn. Another family gathered in the backyard with friends or relatives. But though life goes on, there are still plenty of signs of the tornado that roared down Newport Drive on April 16. Five weeks later, roofs on several houses are still covered with tarps. There are piles of mulch and twist-

ed tree limbs along the roadsides. Two homes on the road are reportedly still too damaged for owners to return. Up and down the road, rows of signs show where contractors and roofers are still hard at work making repairs. Still, by all accounts life in the neighborhood north of Salisbury is returning to normal. Reached by phone on Friday, Sue Grubb said the recovery process was ongoing. She and other residents of the neighborhood said insurance companies is working with them to

process claims. No one the Post interviewed reported any problems, and some spoke highly of their insurance agents. Even so, funds are moving slower than some would like. “We’ve gotten one check, but everything is not covered,” Grubb said. “There’s still a lot to be done, but we’re recovering okay from it.” David Potts, whose home was hit by six trees as the tornado barreled through, said contractors have been hard at work. “Right now, we’re in the process of tearing most of the stuff off the

roof,” Potts said. A crane is coming Tuesday to put new roof trusses in place. But he and wife Nadine show a sense of humor about the event. In their yard, the twisted stump of a tree that was torn up by the funnel is marked with a hand-painted sign: “Twisted tree — art by tornado.” “So far, we haven’t run into any real problems,” Potts said. But, given the damage to their home, he said more discussions are going to have to happen. “We haven’t gotten down to the hard negotiations on the stuff I think

(insurance) should do,” he said. “Right now, I’ve got enough money to cover what they’re doing.” But there’s more damage to the home than what the adjustor originally found, he added. Sarah and Daryl Presson have made headway since the storm. A privacy fence that was blown apart by the tornado has been repaired. “I still have a hole in my dining room,” Sarah said. “They put a new window and a new door in the garage, but they still


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The Salisbury Symphony dances their way into the audience’s hearts B Y S ARAH H ALL for the Salisbury Post

There was a big turnout for the Salisbury Symphony’s latest concert Saturday night in Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium. The popularity of the performance is not surprising, given that it offered something for everyone. For those listeners who want to hear familiar themes that they know and love, they got what they craved. The “Dance”-themed concert included an abundance of popular musical moments from Broadway and movies. For the more serious musical connoisseur, there was plenty to seek one’s teethinto, an abundance of compositional substance from three of America’s finest composers: Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Notice I said “finest composers” and not “finest Broadway composers.” The work of these three gentlemen exhibits the best in compositional craftsmanship, and proves that popular music can be taken seriously as an art form. If the music itself were not enough reason to get people into the concert hall, there was also the promise of

FESTIVAL FROM 3a 30 years. “If nobody comes, me and the church family will eat. The congregation serves the meal on the fourth Sunday evening of every month. I just want to make sure the get some good food,” he said. World of Faith workers Sue Cherry and Sharon Matthews said, “Bost is there when you need him. He will give the coat off his back in a rainstorm. He loves to help anybody.” Families were out to enjoy the nice spring weather as well as the vendors and entertainment. Erin Shelton brought her children Lucy and Trip, as well as her mother Pam Morrow. They stopped in after participating in the Cowden 5K race earlier in the morning. Lucy, 3, was looking for a face painter and mom, Erin, said they wanted to ride the swings, but she admitted they might eat some unhealthy

5K FROM 3a Overall winner was Josh Readling of Salisbury, with a time of 18 minutes and 29 seconds. He was followed by Kyle Gillis with a time of 18:32, and Jacob Fink finished third in 19:15. For the women, Devan Purvis led the way in 24:22. Second was Ashley Kem in 25:45, followed closely by Mary McCachren in 25:14. Nelson thanked the crowd, and expressed his appreciation to the West Rowan community. “I am just overwhelmed, thank you so much,” he said. All proceeds from the event go to help offset the mounting medical costs incurred for the treatment that Tom is receiving. Tom has been able to move

SHELTER FROM 3a In the summer of 2010, Summit Developers in Salisbury was chosen to build the shelter. Jon Palmer is the architect for the project. A year ago the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony. “We have had a lot of very generous donations,” Padavick said. There have been numerous donations, from its inception — the land, money and even time. This has been a project more than five years in the making. In 2008, David Clark donated the 10-acre site, which

dancers from Piedmont Dance Theatre. This dance company has developed quite a following in Salisbury through their yearly Nutcracker appearances with the Symphony, and people have come to expect a high degree of talent and preparation from these young dancers. And they did not disappoint, as the concert culminated with the dancers’ presentation to Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story.” This concert was also a chance for the Symphony’s principals to demonstrate their versatility, showing off their jazz chops along with their classic technique. In spite of the demanding virtuosic passages, especially in the Bernstein selections, the musicians were relaxed and confident throughout. Music Director David Hagy provided commentary prior to each selection to prepare the audience for what they would be hearing. This made up for the absence of notes in the printed program. Here again, Hagy’s explanations could appeal to different types of audience members. His summary of plots explained the actions being defood before the afternoon was over. Shelton is a counselor at West Rowan High School. “This is great. There is so much to do,” Shelton said. Live entertainment was planned throughout the afternoon, and fireworks were on tap to close out the evening. Leslee Efird brought her son, Clint, to the festival. Clint, 4, was excited to ride the swings, after participating in his first 5K that morning. Efird is the girls’ cross country and track coach at Carson High School. A rock-climbing wall, a long slide, and a dunking booth entertained many attendees. Another highlight was the FlexFlyer, a supported trampoline style jump that allowed participants to jump to heights of 40 feet while harnessed. “There aren’t a lot of big activities in West Rowan, but we all look forward to the Spring Festival,” Fleming-Adkins said. “Just look at the turnout. I get excited about this, and we just want everyone to know that Cleveland has a lot to offer.”

his legs recently, though he is still confined to a wheel chair. “His speech is improving and overall his condition is much better, and we expect Tom to walk again”, continued Cowden. Race director and organizer for the second annual event was Brittany Chester, a science teacher at West Rowan High School. “We had hoped that there wouldn’t be a need to do this again for a second time, but the community and sponsors across the county stepped forward to make it happen. The West Rowan area has come together once again to support a cause which we believe in. So many sponsors stepped forward to help us,” Chester said. “I want to thank the Town of Cleveland for all their support. The police department and fire department came through on race day, and along with our volunteers kept all of the runners and walkers safe

sits on Grace Church Road, in honor of his late wife, Connie. The 5,400-square-foot building will also house 1,100 square feet of outdoor space for dog runs and a cat porch. One thing that was not in the original plans, but was made possible because of a donation was the brick exterior. The brick was donated by Taylor Clay Products, Padavick said. Recently Salisbury Moving and Storage donated property, which was bought by a loyal faithful friend supporter and the proceeds from the sale benefited the nonprofit. Board member Robert Van Geons is assisting in the application search.



picted musically in the pieces, helping the people who perhaps were unfamiliar with that particular show. Hagy’s descriptions made us conjure up in our minds the creaky merry-go-round in Rodger’s “Carousel Waltz,” sailors on leave wandering through New York in Bernstein’s “On the Town,” the musical picture painted (aided by pitched car horns and jazz) in Gershwin’s “American in Paris.” And even though everyone may know the famous songs from Rodger’s “Oklahoma,” they may be less familiar with the way in which they are arranged in the show’s ground-breaking “Dream Ballet.” Hagy also pointed out motives, musical devices, and even made mention of Bernstein’s employment of the 12tone technique, not just to enrich the listeners’ experience, but to also give credence to the musical value of the compositions. Dancer and instructor Daniel Wiley performed in the role of Tony for the “West Side Story” sequence. He serves as artistic co-director of Piedmont Dance Theatre along with his wife, Rebecca Massey Wiley. The

only other male dancer participating in Saturday’s performance was Luke Griffin in the Officer Krupke role. This meant the Jets and the Sharks were all portrayed by girls. But they pulled it off well, projecting convincingly masculine swagger and jazzy athleticism in contrast to the ballet movements of the dancers in female roles. Alana Isiguen provided a graceful Maria to Wiley’s Tony. The audience came to be entertained, and they demonstrated their approval. The applause at the end of “American in Paris” before the intermission, was prolonged and sincere. And the standing ovation following the Bernstein combination of fine musicianship and excellent dancing was joyfully vociferous. The concert provided an outstanding conclusion to Salisbury Symphony’s 44th season. But you don’t have to wait long to hear them again. On the evening of June 4, they will be presenting the annual “Pops at the Post,” with a free concert played from the loading dock of Salisbury Post at the corner of West Innes and South Church streets. See you there.

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SALISBURY — Betty Jane Newton Bombardier, 82, of Salisbury died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks Born December 16, 1928 in Saint Albans, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Neal D. Newton and Mabel Wright Newton. Mrs. Bombardier was educated in the Saint Albans, Vt., schools. She was a homemaker and attended Shiloh United Methodist Church, Granite Quarry. Her husband, John Phillip Bombardier, preceded her in death on May 26, 1989. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Mark Bombardier of Fredricktown, Ohio, Phillip “Flip” Bombardier and wife Mary of Ft. Mill, S.C., Brian Bombardier and wife, Donna of Apex, Jeff Bombardier of Plant City, Fla. and Cindy Goodnight of Richmond, Va. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Services: Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Brookhill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kay Gottula officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29604 or Rowan Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Mr. George Wilson Waller, age 77, of Woodleaf passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Waller family.

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Cleveland Fire truck, once used at Ground Zero, was on display at the Cleveland spring Festival.

CHINA GROVE — Mrs. Nellie Beaver Payne, 88, of Hwy. 152 East, passed away on Sunday May 22, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury. Born on June 28, 1922, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nan Park Beaver. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She retired from Corriher Mills Company after 43 years of service. Her hobbies included volunteering at the Lutheran Homes in activity planning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Payne; brothers Jesse, Lewis, Clarence, Leo, Claude and Floyd Beaver; and sisters Zelia Carter, Ethel Russ and Eula Mae Sides. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. William Ketchie, minister, officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the old National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the people at the Lutheran Homes and especially Mike and Becky Sides for their care and compassion. Memorial: Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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Nelson and tom Cowden at the Race for Cowden 5K. on the course. It was a great way to kick off the Spring Festival. Most of all, we will continue to support the Cowden’s, and await Tom’s complete recovery. It will be great when

Mr. Cowden can return to school because we miss him.”

“We are seeking the first executive director. We are reviewing what we’ve received so far,” he said. It is not too late to submit a resume, Van Geons said. “We will still consider applicants until the position is filled,” he said. The organization will be ran primarily by the executive director and volunteers as support staff. “We need someone who can be flexible and respond to emergencies as they arise,” Van Geons said. The person would also need to be good at working well with the volunteers and taking care of the animals. “That’s our goal, to get them adopted. It can’t just a be 9-5 Monday through Friday,” he said.

Van Geons said the hope in the future is to expand from just a director and volunteers to add full-time staff. “Funding will govern everything,” he said. Van Geons will gather all the applicants and present them to the board and hiring committee. Applicants are asked to be sent via mail to Mary Padavick, President, Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145. Also electronic submissions can be emailed to For more information about the application process visit www.faithfulfriendsnc. org.

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Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Ashley Devon Evers Correction ROCKWELL — Ashley Devon Evers, 71, of Rockwell, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Service and Visitation Change: The visitation will be Monday from 1-2 p.m. at LinnHoneycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with memorial service at 2 p.m.

Geraldine H. Sloan SALISBURY — Mrs. Geraldine Hawkins Sloan, age 82, of Hollins Drive, passed Sunday, May 22, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

Margaret S. Henderson SALISBURY — Ms. Margaret Louise Swicegood Henderson, age 85, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Henderson family.

Robert Lee Miller SALISBURY — Robert Lee Miller, 82, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Liberty Commons. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mrs. Judy Long Kluttz Service: 3 PM Monday First Baptist Church Spencer, NC ——

Mrs. Aurelia Cornatzer Mitchell Visitation: 10:30-11:30 AM Tuesday Graveside Service: 12 PM Tuesday Old Historic Nat'l. Cemetery ——

Mr. Robert Miller Arrangements Pending

Bronnie Efird Foreman Hall Graveside Service 10 AM - Monday Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery Memorial Service 11 AM - Monday Thyatira Presbyterian Church ——

Mrs. Betty Jane Newton Bombardier Graveside Service 2 PM - Monday Brookhill Memorial Gardens ——

Mrs. Margaret McKinney Foster 11AM - Tuesday Milford Hills United Methodist Church Visitation: 10-11 AM Tuesday At the church ——

Mrs. Minnie Williams Edwards Graveside Service 3 PM - Tuesday Phillips and Williams Cemetery, Burnsville, NC ——

Mrs. Margaret Swicegood Henderson Incomplete ——

Mr. George W. Waller Incomplete

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TORNADO FROM 3A need to straighten up the roof yet.” The tornado’s winds pushed the garage roof about four inches off of its bracing.” “My husband’s father built that garage with my husband, and the old way of bracing a roof is what held it,” she said. Daryl pointed to a wooded lot next door. Between the Presson and Potts houses, trees still lie bent and splintered from the force of the winds. Some have begun to sprout new leaves above the places where limbs were torn off. “We’re just slowly but surely putting everything back together,” Sarah said. “The neighborhood sort of came together that day,” Daryl said. He praised Duke Energy

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AREA and state Department of Transportation workers for their rapid response, as well as local first responders and firefighters. “And we were just blessed with nobody getting hurt,” he said. The tornado’s path of destruction put the neighborhood in the spotlight. Daryl Presson said TV news vans turned out to film the neighborhood after the event. One stayed crew there most of a day, he said. Grubb said she and husband Don have turned down several interview requests. Other residents declined to be interviewed or didn’t return calls. Those who did speak told the Post they still feel fortunate that no one was hurt when the funnel passed over their neighborhood. Grubb said that, compared to the damage in Alabama and other parts of North Carolina

from tornadoes, they were lucky. Sarah Presson said they’re very careful to pay attention whenever severe weather is predicted. “And if there’s a tornado watch, we make sure we know what’s going on,” she said. When Potts was asked whether the tornado had a lasting impact on their lives, he said things were going on as normal. “That first set of storms that came through right after we had that one, I can’t say that we slept too well that night,” he said. “But we haven’t been too upset by it.” “What’s going to happen is going to happen,” Potts said. “You can’t live your life being scared of what’s around the corner.”

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Winston-Salem officer has passion for music WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Two passions and memories of his own close call with death in a gunbattle merge when Winston-Salem police officer David Honeycutt plays taps. As part of National Police Week observances in Washington, D.C., Honeycutt donned his white gloves and police dress blues to pay tribute to officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Honeycutt, 34, a sworn officer since 2005, works in the department’s crime suppression unit, which puts him in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. But before that, he was an aspiring musician, good enough at the French horn to earn a master’s degree in 2004 from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Honeycutt considers it a solemn duty to play taps for fallen officers — two WinstonSalem officers have died in the line of duty since he’s been on the job, Sgt. Howard Plouff in 2007 and Sgt. Mickey Hutchens in 2009. And Honeycutt himself was involved in a domestic violence call in which he barely missed being shot at close range and a fellow officer and close friend, Keith Starling, was wounded. That’s why he finds taps — on sheet music a fairly simple song comprised of only 24 notes — so hard to play, despite his years of musical training. He said he has to distance himself from the meaning of the song to be able to focus on the technical aspects of playing. “With all the emotion that goes behind it, it can be really difficult,” he said. “You can’t play taps and be upset at the same time.” Honeycutt said his love of music began when he growing up in central Georgia. But by the time he finished at the School of the Arts, he realized there weren’t many options for him to make a living at it. He figured he could go to New York to play on Broadway or to Los Angeles to do film scores, but those jobs seemed so competitive, so cutthroat that they didn’t have much appeal.

“I didn’t think that was who I wanted to be, so I stayed local,” he said. He always respected police officers and thought the job had a certain “wow factor” to it, he said. So he joined the WinstonSalem department, but he didn’t leave music totally behind. During rookie school, he once played at Ziggy’s as part of a performance of the rock opera Tommy, which has a part for French horn. Honeycutt also plays in the Piedmont Wind Symphony. Before joining the crime suppression unit, Honeycutt worked as a patrol officer, usually on the west side of the city. While on duty in June 2007, Honeycutt responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment off Old Vineyard Road. He arrived to find a man and a woman in the apartment. The woman yelled that the man, Reginald Ross, had a gun. Honeycutt pulled his gun, and Ross started shooting. Honeycutt heard three bullets whiz by, and one struck Starling, his fellow officer, in the thigh. Honeycutt turned his back briefly to Ross while he checked on Starling. He heard another shot but was not hit. Honeycutt didn’t find out until Ross’ trial last year that Ross was trying to shoot Honeycutt in that brief moment that he turned away. The woman in the apartment knocked Ross’ arm down, sending the bullet into the floor. Ross retreated into the apartment still holding the woman, moving behind a table with a chair turned upside down. Honeycutt fired at Ross, and Ross fell back. Honeycutt thought he had hit Ross, but the bullet had struck a metal bar on the chair and broke apart, missing Ross. Ross surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than 20 minutes. He was convicted in August of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges. He is not expected to be released from prison until December 2047, according to state Department of Correction records.

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Perdue, GOP trying to get NC public on their side RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (AP) — Surrounded by a who’s who of North Carolina business and education leaders, Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue took the high road in opposition to proposed education cuts from the new Republican Legislature she says are so deep they’ll choke the state’s economic engine. “There is a discussion going on in Raleigh, and whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat, a Tea Party or somebody far to the left, it’s not about partisan politics,” Perdue said during a meeting in Research Triangle Park to rally public opinion to preserve education spending. “This is about what’s the mainstay of our economy.” Perdue could be gaining the upper hand in the tussle over North Carolina’s budget just by hitting the road. Taking a page from the playbook of her mentor former Gov. Jim Hunt, Perdue and her Cabinet have fanned out over the state at about 20 stops over the past two weeks to highlight the link between public education and an economy that depends on a well-qualified work force.

Combined with recent rallies by teachers and administrators opposing cuts and demanding that temporary taxes be extended to prevent them, Perdue is shifting the debate away from the halls of government in Raleigh and toward education and business leaders outside the Capitol. They’re worried the GOP will make it harder for companies to find young people prepared for high-tech, math and science jobs. The Republicans, meanwhile, are working to grab back the momentum they had a few weeks ago when Democratic support for the House budget gave the appearance of bipartisanship that could derail any potential Perdue veto. Senators then took heat when they said they aimed to spend $100 million less on the public schools than the House did. Democrats argue the House plan alone would eliminate more than 18,000 public education positions. Senate Republicans have since changed their mind. They plan to roll out a budget plan this week they say will actually spend more on education than the House while reforming the public schools, hir-

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Hundreds of homeowners in Fayetteville are getting frustrated as they wait for repairs more than a month after tornadoes ripped through the state. Dyana Sabino told The Fayetteville Observer that she and her mother are living in just one portion of their home because the rooms are leaking and the house needs to be rewired. She waited nearly two weeks for her insurance company’s adjuster. Now, she is waiting on a contractor. “A normal day like this is OK,” she said Friday. “But when it’s raining, it’s a lot harder. Water will get in the house, and I have to dump it. I’m worried about electrical wires. I don’t sleep at night when it rains.” The city of Fayetteville said 287 homes were destroyed by the April 16 storms, more than 300 had major damage and another 350 had minor damage. Tom Culver, senior estiwith Showcase mator Restoration, said the city just doesn’t have the resources to handle all the repairs at once. “Contractors and insurance companies were not prepared to handle this volume of work,” Culver said. “Not on such a grand scale.” Showcase is rebuilding 191 structures, mostly in Fayetteville. Getting payments is difficult, in part because of a state law that requires contractors and insurance companies to work with mortgage companies on

homes with $10,000 worth of damage or more. “We have to send the checks to the mortgage company and fill out all their paperwork,” he said. “Sometimes, we can be three months into a job before we get paid.” Without payment, Culver said, contractors can’t pay their workers or buy materials. “To put it into perspective, we spent $100,000 on tarps in the first week,” he said. “You can’t do $10 million worth of jobs with no money coming in.” Some residents worry that the delay in getting repairs made could mean more damage. Gus McGrue II is waiting on his insurance company, which wants to use its own contractors to fix his damage. Meanwhile, he and his wife have been living elsewhere. “We’ve been out of our home for over a month now, because of trees that are in danger of falling on the house,” he said. “The insurance company wants to pay $500 for all six trees to be removed, which leaves us stuck with the rest out of pocket.” Debbie Powell rents her home. She said some repairs to her home have been completed, but a side door hasn’t been replaced and the attic needs to be fixed. Tarps cover her roof and duct tape still covers a window in her son’s room. “It’s taking so long,” Powell said.

ing more than 1,000 new teachers and letting the temporary taxes expire. They will repeat the message back home in their districts in a media blitz that begins in earnest today through meetings with newspaper editorial boards and letters to the editor. The Senate budget “makes government live within its means and puts more money in the pockets of taxpayers, while providing essential public services,” senators say in a form letter, obtained by the Associated Press, that they are sending to newspapers. The budget, the letter says, “reforms North Carolina’s broken education system.” Senate leader Phil Berger acknowledges the governor has a public relations advantage because of her position but denies the Senate’s spending changes have anything to do with Perdue’s tour. For example, Senate Republicans aren’t going back on their promise to let the temporary taxes expire. “There’s no question she’s got a bigger megaphone than us,” Berger, R-Rockingham, said in an interview, but the Senate plan, “ought to be more important than just public

relations ... we’re going to put together a budget that has a message for education, has a plan for education.” Perdue assembled an “Education Works” tour that is reminiscent of Hunt, the four-term governor who left office in 2001. He would bypass the Legislature to make his case directly to public and business leaders. Perdue and Cabinet members have traveled from Asheville to Manteo, visiting schools, community colleges, University of North Carolina system campuses and places where job expansions were being announced. They pushed the idea that businesses will stay away from North Carolina unless they’re assured of a pipeline of high school and college graduates ready to work. “We hope to get the message out that connects a quality educational system to jobs coming to North Carolina,” Administration Secretary Moses Carey said after a visit to a Durham high school with a 98 percent graduation rate. The cuts, Carey said, have “the potential for turning back the clock on the in-

vestments that we’ve made in our system.” Perdue made a strong statement about the support behind her effort during last week’s round-table at Research Triangle Park. The meeting list included the top executives in North Carolina for AT&T and IBM, former UNC system President Bill Friday and former GlaxoWellcome Chairman Bob Ingram. Still, some observers wanted more of an opportunity to influence the high-level discussion. Matthew Tomlinson, 18, attended the event and asked the panel how to fight the loss of Advanced Placement classes at his school in the wake of education cuts. He sounded dissatisfied after Perdue told him that coming to the event was a good first step. “I feel like that we’re in the center of this debate, yet this whole argument is taking place among the government and business leaders and school board heads,” said Tomlinson, a senior at Holly Springs High School in Wake County. “Students are just completely left to face the consequences.”

StateBriefs Police say man killed wife, attempted suicide WHITAKERS (AP) — Police say a 63-year-old Statonsburg man forced his way into a home where his estranged wife was staying, shot and killed her, wounded two other people and tried to commit suicide. Whitakers Police Chief C.D. Wagstaff told WRALTV in Raleigh that James Radford was in critical condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital on Sunday. His estranged wife, 51year-old Teresa Radford was shot and killed Saturday. The friend she was staying with, Martha Worrell, was shot and wounded. Shelton Whitaker was sitting in a car outside the home when he was shot at. The bullet missed, but Whitaker was injured by shattered glass. Wagstaff said the Radfords were separated and Teresa Radford had taken a restraining order out against her husband. She had been staying with Worrell for about six weeks.

Wilmington Early College graduates 1st class WILMINGTON (AP) — Wilmington Early College

High School that lets students get college credit and a high school diploma at the same time has graduated its first class. The StarNews of Wilmington reported that four of the six members of the school’s Class of 2011 who graduated Saturday are the first in their family to attend college. Principal Ivy Marrain says more than half of her school’s 182 students are first-generation college students. The state introduced the schools in 2004 as an experiment to help lower income students. The schools are at community colleges or universities and students can get an associate’s degree or two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree at the same time they complete work for their high school diplomas.

Police: NC man dies after fight over card game CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte police have charged a 21-year-old man with murder after investigators say he shot and killed another man during an argument over a card game. The Charlotte Observer reported that 22-year-old Brandon Davis died Saturday about 12 hours after be-


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Coast Guard rescues man in dive accident off NC FORT MACON (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued a 56-year-old man involved in a diving accident off the coast of North Carolina. The Coast Guard said in a news release the man was aboard the dive boat Midnight Express about 30 miles south of Beaufort Inlet on Saturday. The man’s name and condition were not immediately available. Crew members reported that the man had completed a 110-foot dive and complained of shortness of breath and other symptoms when he surfaced. A rescue boat was dispatched from Fort Macon and a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City. The man was airlifted to a hospital in Norfolk, Va.

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Wife contacts husband’s long-lost daughter Dear Amy: My husband has two children from a previous marriage and an older child from a very brief marriage before that — when he was in his early 20s. Although he is a great dad to his two youngest, when we met he shamefully admitted that he hadn’t seen or spoken to his oldest child in severASK al years and AMY desperately wanted to reconnect with her. I strongly encouraged him to do so. Well, months turned into years and, despite having the opportunity, he never contacted her. Then, a couple of years ago, the girl’s mother wrote to him informing him of their new address. He genuinely seemed excited about the prospect of talking to his daughter again but then in a freakish twist we lost the envelope containing the address. Out of the blue, I managed to find the girl on a social networking site. I explained who I was and out of respect for her, I told her I would not inform her father of my discovery unless she gave me her blessing first. She was very gracious and said she appreciated my “thoughtfulness.” She also politely informed me that she had no desire to speak to or get to know her father in any way. She felt that he had broken too many promises and missed too many opportunities in the past. Although it saddens me greatly, I wish to respect her decision. She has declined to provide any further contact info, and I expect that she’ll be “un-

friending” me soon. My husband has no idea that I found her. Should I stop encouraging him so much? Should I tell him everything? Should I not say anything and hope that he finds her on his own? He feels bad enough, so is he better off just not knowing? — Wondering Wife Dear Wondering: Do not let his paralysis create an atmosphere of secrecy between you. Tell your husband what you’ve done. I think his daughter’s reaction to this contact is completely natural and he should understand that she is as stuck as he is. The ex-wife chose to notify your husband of her new address for a reason. The same social network that led you to this daughter would also lead your husband to his ex-wife, who should be able to broker some sort of contact between the two. The huge emotional weight he carries will ease the minute he makes any effort. Your job should be to encourage and support his efforts — not to do this for him. Dear Amy: I’m responding to the letter from “Curious,” the longtime health care worker whose colleague was annoyed by the level of talk and laughter coming from the staff area. While the area may be closed off from the examination and other patient areas, sound does travel and perhaps the colleague realizes that. I was recently at my primary care physician’s office for an appointment and, while waiting, was able to overhear the staff mocking and gossiping about another patient who canceled an appointment without what they felt was the proper amount of notice.

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Dear No: This behavior reflects very poorly on all of the professionals in the office. In addition to being unprofessional, their gossip may be violating the HIPAA privacy statutes. I completely agree with your decision to look for another physician, but I hope you will do the right thing and also notify your doctor of the reason you are leaving the practice. Dear Amy: “Non-Gossiping Neighbor” liked the neighbors, but not their gossip. Like most people, I have a strongly negative reaction to the word “gossip.” For the neighbors who need to be confronted about talking about other neighbors who are not present, what about this: “You know, I try to not say anything about someone I wouldn’t say in front of that person.” Is this an improvement? — A Reader Dear reader: It most definitely is. Thank you. 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

from Louisiana, shares: “If it’s hard to get to sleep at night because of the heat, spray your top sheet with water to dampen it, and blow a fan on it. But watch that you don’t add too much extra humidity to the house — that will make it feel muggier and hotter.” Many of the same methods for keeping your home warm during the winter work for keeping it cooler during hot months as well. Keep family members from going inside and outside repetitively. You want to have proper insulation and roof ventilation, too. Window coverings, such as space blankets, bubble wrap, solar screens, awnings or cut-to-fit Mylar auto shades can help keep heat out. Another reader, Carol, from New Jersey, adds: “Just added some thermal curtains in our bedroom and can tell the difference already. Much cooler when it’s hot and when we had a very cool morning, we couldn’t tell.” You can make your own, too. For directions, visit CCAT_thermal_curtains_howto. United FeatUre Syndicate

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to fly high when you are weighed down with financial obligations or things. Take stock, and then unload stuff. Those who live under their circumstances see every bump in the road as a catastrophe. Those who live above their circumstances are not in denial; they simply choose to see tough times as hairpin curves that will straighten out soon. As for that duck’s unfortunate encounter with the plane, once we dumped the fuel, deplaned and re-planed, we were back in the air flying full speed ahead, achieving an on-time arrival despite the circumstances. That was one determined pilot! So, have you been whacked lately? Not by a duck, necessarily, but by another of life’s surprises? Perhaps a job loss or higher prices have your alreadystretched financial situation screaming for mercy. Maybe it’s an accumulation of bad financial decisions that you’re under. Whatever your circumstances, you have a choice: You can default to live under them, or you can choose to rise above them, where the skies are calm and clear.


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Shortly after takeoff, the pilot circled over the Great Salt Lake, slightly tipping the wings so we could take a look. Just as he was bringing the plane level, CRACK! A loud kind of popping noise sent a chill up my spine. “I believe we’ve hit something, so we will be MARY returning to HUNT the gate,” an audibly shaken pilot reported. But it wasn’t quite that easy. First, we needed to get rid of a lot of weight so we could make a much-needed course correction. So back to the lake we flew, where we dumped nearly an entire flight’s worth of fuel. As we deplaned, the problem became evident. We’d hit a duck or something similar, whose remains were splattered all over the windshield — a collision so mighty it had cracked. Poor pilot. Some people allow problems and pressures to control their lives. They live under the weight of their circumstances.

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Woman accused of sexually assaulting juvenile in the Rowan County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. Mikolay is scheduled to have a first appearance in court today. The Post is not releasing other details to avoid identifying the victim. Other arrests this weekend include: • James Dwayne Whitaker, 27, of 3140 Miller Road, is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is accused of stealing a

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BUDGET FroM 1a — as long as the state doesn’t apply its own. Sales tax revenues are expected to go up by 1 to 3 percent in the next year, which Page wrote is a “much improved estimate” after a 10 percent loss over the past three years. “In 2011, sales tax collections ‘leveled off’ and began to increase slightly,” he wrote. “Property tax collections have improved with a reduction in the unemployment rate. The general picture indicates that the economy and recession have possibly ‘bottomed out’ and we may be seeing slow improvement.” Page said another good sign is the county is spending less of its fund balance, which he expects will stay at $17 million through next year because departments won’t spend all of their appropriations. The county would use $6.8 million in reserve funds to balance the budget, compared to $10.7 million last year. But the county’s proposed budget might be quite different than the one its board approves next month. Not only do commissioners get a chance to tweak it, but the state’s own budget could force it to change. In the coming year, Rowan County is budgeting $1.7 million in education lottery funds for school bond debt payments, assuming last year’s reduction from $2.6 million is permanent. North Carolina is expected to withhold even more of that money and to shift millions of dollars’ worth of mandated expenses to the county. Legislators are still changing the state budget, though, so the right now the county can work

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budget items out of $2.7 million in requests. • Cut $125,000 in nonprofit funding by reducing appropriations for some groups and eliminating them for Rowan Arts Council, Rowan Museum Inc. and the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council. • Cut funding for RowanSalisbury Schools by $1 million to a total of $31.8 million • Cut funding for Kannapolis City Schools by $47,000 to a total of $1.9 million. • Increase funding for charter schools by $10,000 to a total of $128,000. • Set the average student appropriation at $1,565.50. • Maintain funding for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and count bond debt service as its capital outlay.

only with what it knows. ••• In the county’s proposed budget, Page recommends cutting 17 full-time positions and one part-time position. Most of these were eliminated through resignations, retirements and reorganization, but three county employees will lose their jobs. They are an internal auditor in the finance department, an ordinance enforcement officer in the planning department and a part-time library assistant. Page also recommends adding two new positions in the social services department — an income maintenance caseworker and a safety officer — that would be funded 52 percent with state grant money. “These new positions are recommended as the result of increased demand for services from qualified clients and safety concerns at our East Innes Street facility,” Page wrote. Funding to Rowan-Salisbury Schools is recommended to drop by $1 million to $31.8 million, and the county is required to change its funding to Kannapolis City Schools to the same per pupil amount. Page wrote that the system should be able to withstand the county’s cut, and he expects it will rely on its $7 million in reserve funds to balance its budget. “This fund balance has been accumulating for a number of years in order to help the district meet its demand for service during tough economic conditions,” Page wrote. “Over the next few years, we will need to help the school system maintain some level of fund balance in order to withstand future budget cuts from the state of North Carolina.” Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

Rowan County, said a 6-yearold cancer survivor she recently met has endured bullying because she has a lazy eye due to treatments for her disease. “I’m proud of you, Megan,” Safrit said. • The Rev. Curtis Goforth prayed for the victims of bullying and forgiveness for people who have turned a blind eye. • Sheriff Kevin Auten acknowledged that he had bullied someone in middle school. Auten, who was a popular football player, joined with others in making fun of a quiet, introverted classmate. “We picked on her relentlessly,” he said. After Braun asked him to speak at Sunday’s event, Auten said he began to think about how his cruel

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every class so she would stay. Megan has recovered from her ordeal with the love and support of her family and church, Mount Tabor United Methodist, as well as therapy, Laura Braun said. Speakers shared their experiences: • Therapist Angie Kauffman said she was bullied as a child and became depressed and anxious. For years, she felt no self-worth. She ran from the problem, joining the Army for four years. But afterward, the ghosts haunted her again. She became a therapist in part to help other victims of bullies. She recommended EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, as an effective therapy for victims of bullies and violence. • Dr. Lane Graham,

SALISBURY — A Concord woman is in the Rowan County jail under $150,000 secured bond, charged with trafficking heroin and possession of drugs. Sara Carroll Fields, 27, of 607 Woodbrook Place in Concord, lost her parents and daughter in a plane crash last summer in North Myrtle Beach. Danny Carroll, the coowner of Lady’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis, was flying a plane in July 2010 carrying his wife, Raychel Carroll, and their granddaughter, Mallory Fields, who was Sara Carroll Fields’ daughter. The family was on their way back to Concord when the plane crashed and burned, destroying a mobile home in the development where it crashed.


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TO THE EDITOR ‘End of the World’ not page 1 story I cannot believe that the Salisbury Post put the “End of the World” story on the front page! I am ready for the end of the world, however and whenever that happens, and am assured of my place in heaven. My Bible says “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 25:36). Really, to quote the CDC and highlight the precautions to take? Zombies? Please! I can only imagine the panic some folks felt after reading this junk! I love my newspaper; I am waiting for it at 5 a.m. most days. But this article was worthy of the Enquirer, not a reputable newspaper. — Lynn Masingo Salisbury

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Who says government can’t create jobs? Government Motors (formerly General Motors) is hiring 4,000 laid-off workers, and it only cost taxpayers $46 billion. Since $23 billion has already been repaid, add a little interest, and that’s hardly $6 million per job. Just in the nick of time, too. The U.S. Postal Service lost $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2011 and is on course to reach its borrowing limit of $15 billion by year’s end. How can the post office lose so much money when nobody uses it anymore? According to the postal service, billions are needed to provide healthcare benefits for future retirees! No wonder Joe Sixpack can’t afford decent health care. You think this is insanity? Postal revenues have been in a steady decline for 20 years! If these resources were allocated by the market place, UPS and FedEx would be delivering the mail with health benefits and a profit. You think this is scary? Postal revenues account for less than .01 percent of GDP. Health care accounts for 16 percent of GDP. If it costs government $6 million to save one job and $15 billion to maintain a business nobody uses, what will the cost of an office visit be in 10 years under Obamacare? Oh, well, maybe it’ll be different this time. — Joe Exum

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“(John McCain) doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.” — Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum or the record, John McCain was learning “how enhanced interrogation works” when Rick Santorum was still trying to find a good acne cream. Yes, the Arizona senator, once famed for a maverick integrity, has evidenced a disheartening flexibility of principle in recent years. He has reversed himself on offshore drilling, gays in the military, and even on the question of whether he really is a maverick. But in one conviction, McCain, a former Navy flier held for more than five years as a prisoner in North Vietnam, has remained steadfast: torture is wrong. He LEONARD came to this conclusion through a PITTS regimen of beatings, degradations and humiliations. Santorum’s bizarre comment, made recently in a radio interview, was in response to a recent McCain speech in which he disputed the claim by dead-enders of the last administration that socalled “enhanced interrogation” (i.e., torture) authorized by President Bush led to the information that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. McCain also took them on in a column for The Washington Post. “I know from personal experience,” he wrote, “that the abuse of prisoners sometimes produces good intelligence but often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person will say anything he thinks his captors want to hear — true or false — if he believes it will relieve his suffering. Often, information provided to stop the torture is deliberately misleading.” Contrary to what has become an article of faith for some, said McCain, torture seems to have played no role in the finding of bin Laden. But what if it had? Would that end justify this means? Or does framing the debate in terms of efficacy not miss the point entirely? Even McCain concedes torture “sometimes pro-

he battle to cut funding to North Carolina public schools is fast becoming a “done deal,” in the jargon of some of our fine legislators in Raleigh. The Republican-dominated N.C. House has proposed cutting K-12 education by 8.8 percent, and not to be outdone, the Senate upped the ante by initially proposing even deeper cuts. (Editor’s note: Senate leader Phil Berger said late last week that the Senate budget measure to be unveiled Tuesday will spend more on public schools than the House version.) According to the N.C. Department of Instruction estimates, the House plan would eliminate 18,000 public school jobs, many of whom are classroom teachers; the Senate’s initial budget proposal would eliminate 20,000 jobs. North Carolina has already lost 10,000 public school jobs this year due to budget cuts, and the only reason more weren’t lost was that federal stimulus money — due to run out after this year — was used to stem the flow of red ink. The Republican view seems to be that the only way to improve public education is to cut the budget, a concept which boggles the imagination and begs for a more reasonable explanation. Well, the explanation is simple, and the sales tax issue is the key. Republican leaders in the N.C. legislature have insisted that the “temporary” one-cent sales tax be allowed to expire on June 30, even though extending it would solve more than one-third of the state’s current budget crisis. In theory, Republicans should be delighted with a sales tax, Salisbury resiwhich is paid equally dent Bill Bucher is by poor and wealthy the director of Fi- individuals. In fact, nancial Services many have exfor the Winstonpressed support for Salem/Forsyth a national sales tax County Schools. and eliminating the federal income tax. However, they also know that North Carolina families already pay precious little in sales taxes because services and other major family expenses such as mortgage payments and rent are exempt from taxation, and other items such as electricity and groceries are taxed at significantly lower rates. The one percent part of this tax goes almost unnoticed by most North Carolinians. “The average person is paying less than a quarter a day as a result of this tax and we believe our kids are worth much more that,” Debra Horton, executive director of the North Carolina PTA, said recently. So why is the new Republican majority in the N.C. legislature so adamant that the one-cent sales tax is to be eliminated June 30? The answer is that big businesses can save millions of dollars in sales taxes, and North Carolina corporate interests — chief among them Raleigh millionaire Art Pope and his conservative think-tank John Locke Foundation — are lobbying heavily to eliminate the onecent part of the sales tax. Corporations pay the same sales taxes as individuals do except for items expressly purchased for resale, and even small changes in sales taxes can have big impacts on profits and dividends for shareholders of publicly-owned corporations. Allowing counties the authority to enact more local sales taxes isn’t popular in Raleigh for the same reasons. Eliminating up to 20,000 North Carolina public school jobs and putting the money into the pockets of shareholders is a poor plan for helping the North Carolina economy recover. So the next time you hear a politician say that he or she is adamantly in favor of “lowering taxes,” ask them, “Whose taxes?” Since the public school job losses caused by these tax cuts will hurt families with children much more than corporations, it begs the question — who exactly will benefit the most from a reduction in sales taxes?



GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum (right) said recently during a radio interview that Sen. John McCain, who spent 51⁄2 years enduring brutal treatment at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors, doesn’t understand how effective waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques can be. duces good intelligence,” but the question is whether that intelligence is worth the price we pay for it. Absent the “ticking bomb” scenario so often evoked by torture enthusiasts (and has anyone ever seen that scenario outside an episode of “24”?) it is hard to see how it could be. The price, after all, is our national character, our good name, our reputation and reality as a nation of laws. The price is to become like Cuba, like Syria, like North Korea, like Iran, a nation of hoods and shackles and dungeons and disappearances. The price is to surrender any last remaining illusion that we are better than that. Some, eager to have hands shiny with the blood of enemies, will consider it a bargain even at those prices. Expedience is their watchword. Let us torture to stop the ticking bomb. Let us torture to find the madman. Let us torture just to see what information we get. But the struggle we wage is not simply a physical one, not simply a battle to save lives. No, this is a struggle between competing ways of seeing the world, a struggle of rival ideals. Some will say the stakes are too high for us to worry about venerating ideals. Actually, they are too high not to. • • • Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Email:

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WASHINGTON ings, cars and fields. (AP) — President Civil protection workBarack Obama deers helped farmers fended his endorseget their animals into ment of Israel’s shelter and urged 1967 boundaries as residents to wear the basis for a fumasks and stay inture Palestine, doors. telling America’s No ash fell on the pro-Israel lobby capital. Sunday that his Scientists said the views reflected eruption was unlikelongstanding U.S. ly to have the same policy that needed global impact as last to be stated clearly. year’s eruption 80 associated press He also said the miles away at the EyJewish state will israeli right wing activists protest outside the Us jafjallajokull volcano, face growing isola- embassy in israel. one protestor holds a sign which left 10 million tion without “a cred- comparing president obama to osama bin Laden. travelers stranded ible peace process.” around the world. Obama tried to alleviate defying a bloody crackdown, concerns that his administra- to demand his ouster. Judgment Day led tion was veering in a proIf the mediation collapses, Palestinian direction, placing many fear further deteriora- to collective moment NEW YORK (AP) — Where his Mideast policy speech tion of the political situation, Thursday in the context of Is- including an escalation of were you on the day the world rael’s security. He told the armed conflict between didn’t end? Did you, like many thouAmerican Israel Public Af- Saleh’s loyalists and military fairs Committee that those units that have joined the op- sands of others, turn to a social network and confess to border lines must be subject position. to negotiated land swaps and At nightfall Sunday, ten- the world something you had said these principles reflect- sions were high in Sanaa, the kept hidden? Did you laugh it ed U.S. thinking dating to capital. Pro-government gun- off and make jokes about not President Bill Clinton’s medi- men and soldiers locked down having to go to work Monday? ation efforts. main streets around the capi- Did you pick your favorite “If there’s a controversy, tal with roadblocks, while tens end-times pop song and blast then it’s not based in sub- of thousands of anti-Saleh it on the car stereo? Did you maybe scoff a litstance,” Obama said in a well- demonstrators were massed received speech. “What I did at their protest camp in a cen- tle while wondering — just a on Thursday was to say pub- tral Sanaa square, worried teensy bit, in a tiny place in licly what has long been ac- that a new crackdown could the very back of your head — what you might do if Saturday knowledged privately. I have ensue. done so because we cannot afSaleh refused twice before were indeed your final day on ford to wait another decade, to sign the agreement. But this the planet? Or maybe it was all of the or another two decades, or an- weekend it had appeared he other three decades, to was finally relenting, under above. Regardless, as multiachieve peace.” intense pressure from his al- ple media outlets put it SunThe event was eagerly an- lies, the United States and day — in precisely the same ticipated after Obama out- Gulf Arab countries that me- wording — “We’re still here.” The curious buildup haplined his vision for the chang- diated the accord. The oppoing Middle East at the State sition parties signed the ac- pened like this: An American Department on Thursday and cord on Saturday, and the minister captivated believers then clashed in a White House Yemeni president grudgingly and aroused skeptics by using meeting with Israeli Prime promised he would sign the math and the Bible to predict that Saturday, May 21, 2011, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following day. would begin the rolling globa day later. Daniels exits crowded al destruction of Judgment Militants attack GOP nomination fight Day. The day ended with no disnaval base in Pakistan WASHINGTON (AP) — In- cernible apocalyptic events, KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) diana Gov. Mitch Daniels but the prediction produced — Islamist militants stormed joined the march of would-be an unusual cultural moment: a naval base in the Pakistani GOP presidential hopefuls off- a brief window where the odd city of Karachi late Sunday, stage Sunday in a dead-of- and the humorous, the faithattacking a U.S.-supplied sur- night decision that put his sup- ful and the commercial and veillance aircraft, firing rock- porters in play and muddled the cosmic all blended into ... ets and battling commandos the fight for front-runner sta- well, something. sent to subdue them in one of tus against President Barack the most brazen attacks in Obama. France awash in Daniels’ exit, which he said years, officials said. One Pakistani navy officer he made at his family’s behest, conspiracy theories PARIS (AP) — Forget what and a fire fighter were killed clears the upcoming news cyin fighting at the Mehran cle to absorb former Minneso- the New York prosecutor says naval station that was going ta Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s entry about Dominique Strausson more than four hours after into the race Monday in Iowa. Kahn. The doubters in France For the moment, Pawlenty are legion and the country is the strike began, said navy spokesman Irfan ul Haq said. would be the only Midwest- abuzz with conspiracy theoBetween 10 and 15 attackers erner in the campaign, a con- ries. Did Strauss-Kahn bring on entered the high-security fa- servative who governed a cility before splitting up into Democratic-leaning state and his own ruin at a luxury Mansmaller groups, setting off ex- has a record resisting tax in- hattan hotel? Or did his politplosions and hiding in the creases and spending increas- ical enemies in France set him up in a sinister plot to undo the es. sprawling facility, he said. But Pawlenty would have a known womanizer who was a The coordinated strike rocked the country’s largest rival for the claim of No. 1 fis- top contender to become city just under three weeks af- cal conservative in Jon Hunts- France’s next president? From the moment that ter the death of Osama bin man, the former Utah goverLaden in an American raid on nor and Obama’s first ambas- Strauss-Kahn’s arrest for the the northwestern garrison sador to China. Both Republi- alleged sexual assault of a city of Abbottabad, an event cans are competing to emerge chambermaid flashed around al-Qaida allied extremists as the principle challenger to the world, doubts emerged in ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt France. A week later, with evhere have vowed to avenge. idence still under wraps and The unilateral American Romney. A core group of supporters the accused and the accuser raid triggered a strong backlash against Washington, will await Daniels’ advice be- silent, speculation abounds. A poll Thursday suggested which is trying to support Pak- fore getting on board with any istan in its fight against mili- campaign, said John Ham- that a majority of French, 57 tants, as well as rare domes- mond, one of Daniels’ top percent, think Strauss-Kahn tic criticism against the fundraisers. This group plans was the victim of a plot. In a armed forces for failing to de- to meet in the coming days to country where low blows peptect or prevent the operation. vet the remaining candidates, per the political culture, The fact that militants said Bob Grand, who ran Rom- where people think politicians were able to enter one of the ney’s Indiana fundraising ef- will do almost anything to country’s largest military forts in 2008 but was prepared keep their perks and where President Nicolas Sarkozy’s bases is another embarrass- to support Daniels. approval ratings are sinking ing blow to the army and will relentlessly, a plot against the raise questions over whether Volcano eruption in powerful IMF the attackers had inside inforIceland shuts airport increasingly chief seems plausible to many. mation. REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) “The trap, you cannot not That they targeted a U.S. supplied aircraft draws atten- — An Icelandic volcano was think of it,” Cooperation Mintion to American aid to the flinging ash, smoke and steam ister Henri de Raincourt conmilitary, something generals miles into the air Sunday, ceded on Radio France Interhere do not talk about, fearing dropping a thick layer of gray national a day after the arrest. criticism from the county’s soot in an eruption far more “But we must let justice folfiercely anti-American peo- forceful — but likely far less low its course without any priimpactful — than the one that or assumptions.” ple. grounded planes across Europe last year. Yemeni protestors ‘60 Minutes’ sheds The country’s main airport trap American envoys was closed and pilots were light on Armstrong SANAA, Yemen (AP) — warned to steer clear of IceNew revelations from Armed with guns, knives and land as areas close to the Lance Armstrong’s former swords, supporters of Grimsvotn volcano were teammates on “60 Minutes,” Yemen’s leader trapped U.S., plunged into darkness. But combined with recent reEuropean and Arab ambassa- scientists said another wide- quests by federal authorities dors at a diplomatic mission spread aviation shutdown is for evidence in France, have in new turmoil that swept unlikely, in part because the fed a sense of growing trouacross the capital Sunday as ash from this eruption is ble for the world’s most fathe president refused to sign coarser and falling to Earth mous cyclist. One of Armstrong’s former an agreement calling for him more quickly. to step down in 30 days. The volcano, which lies be- teammates, Tyler Hamilton, Security forces broke up neath the ice of the uninhab- told “60 Minutes” he saw the the crowd after several hours ited Vatnajokull glacier in seven-time Tour de France of letting them besiege the southeast Iceland, began winner use EPO during his embassy. But President Ali erupting Saturday for the first first Tour victory in 1999. Abdullah Saleh’s balking at time since 2004. It was the vol- Meanwhile, the Associated the U.S.-backed deal threat- cano’s largest eruption in 100 Press reported that last month that federal investigators ened to wreck hopes for a years. peaceful resolution to the The ash from Grimsvotn — looking into the Armstrong chaos that has consumed this about 120 miles east of the case recently asked French key Arab nation, where hun- capital, Reykjavik — turned authorities to turn over evidreds of thousands have the sky black Sunday and dence, including Armstrong’s protested for three months, rained down on nearby build- urine samples from the same



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Edwards enjoys spike in value BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

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CONCORD — Carl Edwards’ victory in the Sprint All-Star Race was a very, very expensive win. Not for Edwards, who claimed the $1 million prize with his first win in NASCAR’s annual showcase event. But his celebratory drive through the infield grass at Charlotte Motor Speedway tore up the front of his Ford, and rebuilding that car will be costly for Roush-Fenway Racing. That’s just a small part of it, though. Edwards is in a contract year, and Saturday night’s victory likely upped his worth should he reach the free-agent market. He ranks among the elite drivers in NASCAR and it’s assumed his cur-

rent deal with RFR puts him among the highest paid in the sport. NASCAR contracts are sensitive and secret, and nobody really knows exactly what anyone gets paid. The only thing that’s certain, though, is Edwards couldn’t have picked a better year to be a free agent. He’s the current Sprint Cup Series point leader, with one win and nine top-10 finishes in 11 races this season, not including the AllStar victory. He’s also got three wins in the second-tier Nationwide Series, and finished second Sunday at Iowa after flying through the night to the event from the AllStar race. There’s zero doubt team owner Jack Roush wants to keep Edwards in his camp. Asked about

his driver Saturday night, he called him “a rock star” and lauded his entertaining celebratory backflips, and his penchant for going into the stands with the fans after wins. “Some of the drivers wouldn’t go up in the stands like that after a race, and for good reason. But Carl, he’s well thought of and he’s out there doing things that other people wish they thought of first,” Roush said. “And he drives the hell out of our race cars. He was the cornerstone of our organization today. He’s a draw for sponsors and a rallying point for his team.” It’s not clear, though, just where contract talks with Edwards stand.



Sapp sticks to Wingate BY MIKE LONDON

GRANITE QUARRY — Will Sapp has maintained a sense of humor in what has frequently been a discouraging recruiting process. Sapp, East Rowan’s senior center fielder, began a hitting streak on March 17 and extended it to 17 games when he went 3-for-4 against South Rowan in an NPC tournament semifinal on May 4. “Then I went 0-for-3 against West Iredell in the championship game to end it,” Sapp said. “Wouldn’t you know it — that’s the game Wingate came to see.” East coach Brian Hightower gets more agitated with recruiting than he does with umpires. Hightower is convinced Sapp will be a productive college hitter and a dynamic center fielder, but Sapp will be heading to Wingate without a scholarship in his pocket. He’s an excellent student who will be getting some academic scholarships, but his baseball future will come down to tryouts during which he’ll have to prove he belongs on a team that won the SAC tournament and played in the Southeast Regional. “I’ll be rooming with Luke Thomas (East’s catch-

er signed with the Bulldogs last fall), and that should help both of us,” Sapp said. Lots of coaches like Sapp. The knock on him when it came down to finding baseball scholarship dollars is he’s 5-foot-10, 150 pounds. Coaches wish he was bigger and stronger and they wonder how much he’ll be able to hit at the next level. Everyone realizes Sapp can run, although he plays faster than the stop-watch says. “He times 6.8 (in the 60yard dash), but he plays center like a 6.5 guy because he gets such a great jump on the ball,” Hightower said. In other words, Hightower would bet his house and Staton Field on Sapp making it in Division II. “He’s not a big guy, but he can play,” Hightower said. “I don’t know what you have to do sometimes as far as recruiting, and it drives me crazy. Will is the best center fielder around. He’s got a strong, accurate arm. He’s great in the classroom.” Hightower’s not upset with any particular school. He’s just frustrated coaches aren’t more excited about a guy he can’t say enough about.

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MIAMI — For the second time in t h r e e Heat 96 g a m e s , Bulls 85 Chris Bosh had a monster night against the Chicago Bulls. Unlike the first, this one paid off with a win. And the Miami Heat are two victories from their first trip to the NBA finals since 2006. Bosh scored 34 points, LeBron James finished with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Heat remained unbeaten at home in the postseason by beating the Bulls 96-85 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night. Dwyane Wade added 17 points and nine rebounds for

Miami, which is now 7-0 at home and handed the team that finished with the NBA’s best record its first losing streak since Feb. 5-7. Udonis Haslem sealed it with a jumper with 1:29 left, putting Miami up 93-84. Bosh scored 30 points in Game 1 against Chicago, a game where Miami was embarrassed 103-82. The Heat haven’t lost since, and only trailed for 3:22 in Game 3. “I just wanted to be aggressive and just have some kind of imprint on this series,” said Bosh, who’s in the conference final round for the first time. “I had an aggressive Game 1, Game 2 was so-so, but we still won. But out here on the home floor I just wanted to be aggressive and it turned out to be a good game.”

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The white uniforms circa 1918 were a nice touch, though perhaps the Red Sox should have stopped there. While nothing screams retro more than a guy with a megaphone announcing the next hitter, he might have at least learned how to pronounce Kosuke Fukudome’s name before trying to yell it out to everyone at Fenway Park. In defense of megaphone man, names were simpler a century ago, when the thought of a Japanese right fielder was as foreign as someone hitting 73 home runs in one season. Besides, he was there Saturday more for nostalgia than information. It was all part of baseball’s long and continuing quest to make us feel warm and fuzzy about the sport, and it might have worked had the Red Sox

gone even further and sold box seats for $1 and beers for 10 cents. As it was, it was just window dressing for an interleague series against the Chicago Cubs that was not nearly as interesting as those in baseball tried to make it out to be. I get it that it was the first visit the Cubs have made to Fenway Park since 1918, long before they became the lovable losers that they are today. Returning to Fenway for the first time since losing the World Series to the Red Sox that year was noteworthy enough, even if recently published documents hint the Cubs might have thrown that series in exchange for $10,000 cash. And, as contrived matchups go, it was probably the best of the first weekend of interleague play this season. The


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Heat 96, Bulls 85

Monday, May 23 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Boston at Cleveland NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, Dallas at Oklahoma City NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference finals, game 5, Tampa Bay at Boston

Area schedule Monday, May 23 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Delmarva at Kannapolis Tuesday, May 24 HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 6 p.m. East Rowan at NW Cabarrus (3rd round)

CHICAGO (85) Deng 6-13 0-0 14, Boozer 8-19 10-12 26, Noah 0-4 1-2 1, Rose 8-19 3-3 20, Bogans 1-3 1-2 4, Asik 0-3 0-0 0, Gibson 5-6 1-2 11, Brewer 2-6 0-0 4, Watson 1-2 0-0 2, Korver 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-77 16-21 85. MIAMI (96) James 6-13 9-9 22, Bosh 13-18 8-10 34, Anthony 1-2 1-2 3, Bibby 2-5 0-0 6, Wade 617 5-6 17, Haslem 4-7 0-0 8, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Chalmers 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 34-67 25-29 96. 15 25 25 20 — 85 Chicago Miami 18 25 25 28 — 96 3-Point Goals—Chicago 5-12 (Deng 2-5, Korver 1-1, Bogans 1-3, Rose 1-3), Miami 39 (Bibby 2-4, James 1-2, Chalmers 0-1, Miller 0-1, Wade 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 49 (Boozer 17), Miami 38 (Wade 9). Assists—Chicago 15 (Noah 6), Miami 20 (James 10). Total Fouls—Chicago 24, Miami 17. A—20,123 (19,600).

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Prep baseball Playoffs 1A West 4th round S. Stanly (20-7) at East Surry (20-9) Cherryville (20-8) at Murphy (22-3) 2A West 4th round Piedmont (19-10) at East Lincoln (22-6) Starmount (19-8) at East Rutherford (24-3) 3A West 4th round Parkwood (11-12) at Marvin Ridge (18-9) South Point (22-2) at Hickory (17-10) 4A West 4th round Ardrey Kell (24-4) at SE Guilford (25-3) Porter Ridge (16-9) at TC Roberson (23-4)

Prep softball Playoffs 1A West 3rd round E. Wilkes (13-10) at South Stanly (23-3) East Surry (23-4) at West Wilkes (27-2) Hayesville (13-8) at Swain (23-5) Murphy (23-2) at Cherryville (16-10) 2A West 3rd round C. Davidson (24-3) at West Stokes (16-10) Cuthbertson (21-6) at Surry Central (15-10) E. Rutherford (13-9) at Owen (25-2) Draughn (19-8) at Pisgah (19-4) 3A West 3rd round E. Rowan (22-2) at NW Cabarrus (22-5) North Iredell (17-7) at Robinson (17-7) Crest (20-3) at Burns (14-6) Fred T. Foard (21-4) at Franklin (23-0) 3A East 3rd round DH Conley (21-4) at Wilson Hunt (21-3) South Central (15-4) at Nash (18-5) S. Vance (21-3) at W. Alamance (25-2) S. Nash (8-13) at SW Randolph (23-4) 4A West 3rd round Independence (17-5) at N. Davidson (25-1) SW Guilford (20-8) at SE Guilford (19-4) Lake Norman (25-2) at Porter Ridge (23-1) North Meck (24-3) at Alex. Central (26-1)

Prep soccer Playoffs 2A West Fourth round Cuthbertson 4, West Stokes 2 (OT) Forbush 4, Shelby 0 Regional final Cuthbertson (24-2) at Forbush (24-1) 3A West Fourth round Charlotte Catholic 2, Marvin Ridge 1 Hickory 1, St. Stephens 0 Regional final Hickory (16-6-2) at Char. Catholic (19-1-3)

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals) 27 16 .628 — 1 Greensboro (Marlins) 26 17 .605 Kannapolis (White Sox) 24 17 .585 2 1 Delmarva (Orioles) 25 19 .568 2 ⁄2 23 19 .548 31⁄2 Hickory (Rangers) Lakewood (Phillies) 21 22 .488 6 West Virginia (Pirates) 20 22 .476 61⁄2 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Savannah (Mets) 21 22 .488 — 1 ⁄2 Greenville (Red Sox) 21 23 .477 1 21 23 .477 Lexington (Astros) ⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) 20 24 .455 11⁄2 1 Charleston (Yankees) 20 24 .455 1 ⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 17 26 .395 4 Rome (Braves) 16 28 .364 51⁄2 Sunday’s Games Rome 5, Hickory 4 Lakewood 7, West Virginia 3 Lexington 9, Asheville 6 Savannah 5, Greenville 4 Greensboro 5, Hagerstown 2 Augusta 5, Charleston, S.C. 2 Delmarva 8, Kannapolis 3 Monday’s Games Hagerstown at Greensboro, 10:45 a.m. Lexington at Asheville, 11:05 a.m. Augusta at Charleston, S.C., 11:05 a.m. Lakewood at West Virginia, 11:05 a.m. Hickory at Rome, 7 p.m. Greenville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m. Delmarva at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 21 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3, series tied 2-2 Sunday, May 22 Vancouver 4, San Jose 2, Vancouver leads series 3-1 Monday, May 23 Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 21 Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87, Dallas leads series 2-1 Sunday, May 22 Miami 96, Chicago 85, Miami leads 2-1 Monday, May 23 Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m.

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0 Stanton rf 3 0 0 0 1 Infante 2b 3 0 1 0 0 Hayes c 3 0 0 0 0 Buente p 1 0 0 0 1 Sanchs p 0 0 0 0 Csins ph 1 0 0 0 Badnhp p 0 0 0 0 Bonifac ph 1 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 4 7 4 Totals 30 0 3 0 Tampa Bay 022 000 000—4 Florida 000 000 000—0 E—Dobbs (2). Lob—Tampa Bay 9, Florida 4. 2b—Longoria (8), Joyce (12). 3b—Kotchman (1). Sb—S.rodriguez (3). Cs—E.johnson (2), Damon (1). H R ER BB SO IP Tampa Bay Shields W,5-2 9 3 0 0 1 13 Florida Buente L,0-1 3 5 4 3 3 1 Sanches 3 1 0 0 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 Badenhop Hensley 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Badenhop (S.Rodriguez), by Buente (Shoppach). T—2:36. A—15,432 (38,560).

Rangers 2, Phillies 0 Philadelphia h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Rollins ss 4 0 0 0 2 0 WValdz 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Howard 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 3 0 0 0 2 0 Ibanez lf 4 0 1 0 1 1 Mayrry cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 1 1 Sardinh c 1 0 1 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Herndn p 0 0 0 0 Oswalt p 0 0 0 0 Ruiz c 1 0 0 0 29 0 5 0 Totals 33 2 9 2 Totals 000 001 010—2 Texas Philadelphia 000 000 000—0 E—Gentry (1). Dp—Texas 1, Philadelphia 2. Lob—Texas 10, Philadelphia 7. 2b— Dav.murphy (4), A.beltre (10), Moreland (11). Sb—Andrus (15). S—Gentry, Oswalt 2. H R ER BB SO IP Texas 5 0 0 3 3 Harrison W,4-4 81⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Feliz S,9-11 Philadelphia Oswalt L,3-2 7 8 1 1 2 3 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 J.Romero 0 0 0 0 1 Herndon 12⁄3 HBP—by Oswalt (Kinsler, Kinsler), by Herndon (Napoli). WP—Harrison 2. PB—Sardinha. T—2:23. A—45,633 (43,651). Texas

Standings National League East Division L Pct GB W Philadelphia 28 18 .609 — Florida 26 19 .578 11⁄2 26 23 .531 31⁄2 Atlanta New York 22 24 .478 6 Washington 21 25 .457 7 Central Division L Pct GB W St. Louis 28 20 .583 — Cincinnati 25 22 .532 21⁄2 24 23 .511 31⁄2 Milwaukee Pittsburgh 22 24 .478 5 Chicago 20 25 .444 61⁄2 17 30 .362 101⁄2 Houston West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 27 19 .587 — 23 22 .511 31⁄2 Colorado Arizona 23 23 .500 4 Los Angeles 21 27 .438 7 19 28 .404 81⁄2 San Diego Sunday’s Games Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 4 N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Houston 3, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 4, Florida 0 Detroit 2, Pittsburgh 0 Texas 2, Philadelphia 0 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Milwaukee 3, Colorado 1 Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Dodgers 3 St. Louis 9, Kansas City 8, 10 innings L.A. Angels 4, Atlanta 1 San Francisco 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings Seattle 6, San Diego 1 Arizona 3, Minnesota 2 Boston 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Monday’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3) at Houston (Norris 2-3), 8:05 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 2-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-2), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 5-2) at San Diego (Moseley 1-6), 10:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 25 20 .556 — 26 21 .553 — Tampa Bay 1 ⁄2 Boston 25 21 .543 Toronto 23 23 .500 21⁄2 21 24 .467 4 Baltimore Central Division L Pct GB W Cleveland 29 15 .659 — Detroit 23 23 .500 7 22 24 .478 8 Kansas City Chicago 22 26 .458 9 Minnesota 15 30 .333 141⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 24 23 .511 — 1 24 24 .500 ⁄2 Los Angeles Seattle 22 24 .478 11⁄2 Oakland 22 25 .468 2 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 4 N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Houston 3, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 4, Florida 0 Detroit 2, Pittsburgh 0 Texas 2, Philadelphia 0 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Dodgers 3 St. Louis 9, Kansas City 8, 10 innings L.A. Angels 4, Atlanta 1 San Francisco 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings Seattle 6, San Diego 1 Arizona 3, Minnesota 2 Boston 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Monday’s Games Boston (C.Buchholz 4-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 5-2) at Detroit (Coke 1-5), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-6) at Texas (Ogando 4-0), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 3-2) at Minnesota (Pavano 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Outman 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-4), 10:05 p.m.

Sunday’s boxes Red Sox 5, Cubs 1 Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Fukdm rf 4 0 0 0 Ellsury cf 4 0 1 0 Barney 2b 4 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 4 1 2 0 Castro ss 4 1 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 2 4 0 ArRmr 3b 4 0 1 0 Youkils 3b 3 1 1 2 4 0 2 0 C.Pena 1b4 0 0 0 Ortiz dh JeBakr lf 3 0 1 1 Lowrie ss 2 0 1 1 Campn pr-lf00 0 0 Camrn rf 3 0 0 1 ASorin dh 3 0 1 0 Crwfrd lf 3 0 0 0 Castillo c 3 0 1 0 Sltlmch c 4 1 1 1 RJhnsn cf 3 0 0 0 31 5 12 5 Totals 32 1 5 1 Totals 000 000 100—1 Chicago 000 210 20x—5 Boston E—Castillo (2). Dp—Chicago 2, Boston 1. Lob—Chicago 4, Boston 7. 2b—S.castro (12), Ar.ramirez (12), Je.baker (7), Ad.gonzalez (15), Ortiz (9). 3b—Youkilis (1). Hr—Saltalamacchia (3). Cs—Ellsbury (5). Sf—Lowrie, Cameron. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago 4 7 3 3 1 2 J.russell L,1-5 Berg 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 1 Grabow 1 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 K.Wood 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Maine Boston 2 4 1 1 0 3 Wkefield W,1-1 6 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Bard H,9 11⁄3 Papelbon 1 1 0 0 0 2 J.Russell pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. HBP—by K.Wood (Lowrie). WP—Wakefield 2. T—2:44. A—37,688 (37,493). Chicago

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Astros 3, Blue Jays 2 Toronto h bi ab r h bi 1 0 YEscor ss 3 0 2 0 2 0 McCoy pr 0 0 0 0 2 2 CPttrsn lf 5 0 1 0 1 0 Bautist rf 4 0 0 0 2 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 JRiver 1b 3 1 1 1 2 0 Arencii c 4 1 2 1 0 0 RDavis cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Encrnc dh 4 0 1 0 J.Nix 3b 3 0 0 0 EThms ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 3 11 3 Totals 34 2 8 2 Houston 001 020 000—3 Toronto 001 001 000—2 Dp—Houston 1, Toronto 1. Lob—Houston 9, Toronto 11. 2b—Wallace (12), Y.escobar (5), C.patterson (11), R.davis (4). Hr—Pence (6), J.rivera (4), Arencibia (8). Sb—Bourn (17). Cs—C.johnson (2). IP H R ER BB SO Houston 6 2 2 3 6 Rdriguez W,3-3 6 0 0 0 2 0 W.lopez H,4 11⁄3 2 0 0 1 3 Melancon S,3-5 12⁄3 Toronto Drabek L,3-3 6 8 3 3 3 3 Camp 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 Rzepczynski Janssen 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Drabek. T—2:54. A—19,487 (49,260).


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r 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yankees 9, Mets 3 New York (A) New York (N) ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 5 0 0 0 Jeter ss 5 1 2 2 DnMrp 1b 4 0 1 0 Grndrs cf 4 1 1 1 Beltran dh 4 0 1 0 Teixeir 1b 4 1 0 0 Bay lf 4 1 2 0 AlRdrg 3b 5 1 4 1 FMrtnz rf 4 1 2 0 Cano 2b 5 1 1 1 Turner 2b 4 0 0 0 Posada dh 3 0 1 0 Harris 3b 4 1 3 1 Gardnr lf 4 2 2 2 RPauln c 4 0 1 1 Dickrsn rf 3 1 2 2 Pridie cf 3 0 1 1 Cervelli c 3 1 0 0 Totals 36 3 11 3 Totals 36 9 13 9 New York (N) 030 000 000—3 New York (A) 100 000 80x—9 E—Harris (1), Jeter (3). Dp—New York (A) 2. Lob—New York (N) 7, New York (A) 8. 2b— Beltran (14), Gardner (4), Dickerson (1). Hr— Granderson (16). Sb—Pridie (4). S—Granderson. H R ER BB SO IP New York (N) Pelfrey L,3-4 6 8 5 5 2 4 1 ⁄3 0 1 1 1 0 Byrdak 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 0 1 Beato 3 1 1 0 0 Misch 11⁄3 New York (A) Nova 62⁄3 11 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 Ayala W,1-0 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pendleton Pelfrey pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Pelfrey (Cervelli). T—3:03. A—48,293 (50,291).

Tigers 2, Pirates 0 Detroit ab AJcksn cf 5 SSizmr 2b 4 Raburn lf 3 MiCarr 1b 4 VMrtnz c 3 JhPerlt ss 4 Inge 3b 4 C.Wells rf 3 Porcell p 3 Dirks ph 1 Valvrd p 0

Pittsburgh h bi ab r h bi 0 0 AMcCt cf 1 0 0 0 1 0 Tabata lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ascanio p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Beimel p 0 0 0 0 2 1 Doumit ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 GJones rf 4 0 0 0 1 1 Walker 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 Overay 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Pearce 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 CSnydr c 3 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 3 0 1 0 Mahlm p 1 0 0 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Paul ph-lf 1 0 1 0 Totals 34 2 7 2 Totals 27 0 2 0 Detroit 010 100 000—2 Pittsburgh 000 000 000—0 Dp—Detroit 1. Lob—Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 4. 2b—Mi.cabrera (14), Cedeno (7). Hr— Jh.peralta (7). Sb—A.mccutchen (7). S—Paul. IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Porcello W,4-2 8 1 0 0 2 3 Valverde S,11-11 1 1 0 0 0 1 Pittsburgh 6 2 2 2 5 Maholm L,1-7 51⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Resop D.McCutchen 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Ascanio 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Beimel HBP—by Valverde (A.McCutchen). T—2:37. A—25,124 (38,362). r 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Brewers 3, Rockies 1

Indians 12, Reds 4

Colorado ab Amezg 2b 3 Fowler cf 4 CGnzlz lf 3 Tlwtzk ss 3 Helton 1b 4 JoLopz 3b 3 Smith ph 0 Splrghs rf 3 Giambi ph 1 Iannett c 2 Jimenz p 3

Cincinnati Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 5 0 1 0 Brantly cf 4 3 3 2 Heisey lf 5 1 1 0 Carrer cf 0 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 2 2 2 ACarer ss 5 2 5 5 Cairo 1b 0 0 0 0 Choo rf 3 1 2 2 Phllps 2b 3 0 0 1 CSantn 1b 5 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 1 T.Buck dh 4 1 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 0 1 0 OCarer 2b 5 0 1 0 Renteri ss 0 0 0 0 Kearns lf 3 2 1 0 FLewis dh 4 0 1 0 Hannhn 3b 3 2 1 1 RHrndz c 4 0 1 0 Marson c 3 1 0 0 Janish ss-3b 4 0 0 0 Totals 37 4 9 4 Totals 3512 1310 Cincinnati 100 102 000— 4 Cleveland 412 001 40x—12 E—R.hernandez (1), A.cabrera 2 (5). Lob— Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 8. 2b—Stubbs (7), Heisey (3), Votto (13), Rolen (10), F.lewis (1), Brantley (8), Choo (7), Hannahan (5). 3b— Kearns (1). Hr—Votto (6), Bruce (11), A.cabrera 2 (9). Sb—Brantley (6), A.cabrera (6), T.buck (1). Cs—Stubbs (2). Sf—Brantley, Choo. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati 7 7 6 4 3 Volquez L,3-2 22⁄3 1 1 1 1 4 LeCure 31⁄3 Jor.Smith 1 4 4 4 1 1 Cordero 1 1 0 0 0 0 Cleveland C.carrasco W,3-2 6 6 4 4 1 3 Durbin 1 0 0 0 0 2 R.Perez 1 1 0 0 0 0 Judy 1 2 0 0 0 1 C.Carrasco pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Volquez (Kearns). WP—Volquez, C.Carrasco. T—3:07. A—26,833 (43,441).

Milwaukee r h bi ab r h bi 0 0 0 Weeks 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 Kotsay rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 Braun lf 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 McGeh 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 YBtncr ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nieves c 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 CGomz cf 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Wolf p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 BBoggs ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Loe p 0 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 1 4 1 Totals 25 3 2 2 Colorado 001 000 000—1 Milwaukee 003 000 00x—3 E—Fowler (2). Dp—Milwaukee 2. Lob— Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5. 2b—Spilborghs (2), Kotsay (5). 3b—Fowler (3), Braun (3). Sb— Weeks (6), C.gomez (12). S—Wolf. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Jimenez L,0-4 8 2 3 2 5 4 Milwaukee Wolf W,4-4 7 4 1 1 3 5 Loe H,9 1 0 0 0 0 1 Axford S,12-14 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Jimenez (Weeks), by Wolf (C.Gonzalez). T—2:19. A—42,605 (41,900).

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Florida h bi ab 0 1 Coghln cf 4 0 0 HRmrz ss 4 0 0 Morrsn lf 3 2 0 GSnchz 1b 4 1 1 Dobbs 3b 3

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h bi 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Orioles 2, Nationals 1 Baltimore Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Berndn cf 5 0 1 0 Pie lf 4 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 4 0 2 0 AdJons cf 4 0 0 0 L.Nix lf 4 0 1 0 Markks rf 4 1 1 0 Werth rf 4 1 1 0 Guerrr dh 4 1 1 2 WRams dh3 0 0 0 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 Morse 1b 4 0 2 0 Scott 1b 2 0 1 0 Espins 2b 3 0 0 0 MrRynl 3b 3 0 1 0 IRdrgz c 4 0 0 0 Hardy ss 2 0 0 0 Cora 3b 2 0 1 1 Andino 2b 2 0 0 0 Stairs ph 0 0 0 0 Bixler pr 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 8 1 Totals 28 2 4 2 Washington 000 100 000—1 000 000 20x—2 Baltimore Dp—Baltimore 2. Lob—Washington 9, Baltimore 5. 2b—Bernadina (3), Desmond (9), Werth (10), Mar.reynolds (11). Hr—Guerrero (5). Cs—Morse (2), Bixler (1). IP H R ER BB SO Washington 1 4 2 2 1 5 Zmrmnn L,2-5 6 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 2 1 Clippard 1 0 0 0 0 0 Coffey Baltimore Tillman 5 6 1 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 Accardo Ji.johnson W,3-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Uehara H,5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 Gregg S,8-11 HBP—by Tillman (Espinosa). T—2:49. A—33,626 (45,438).

White Sox 8, Dodgers 3 Chicago Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Furcal ss 5 0 0 0 Pierre lf 4 2 3 0 Carroll 2b 4 0 1 1 AlRmrz ss 5 2 4 5 Ethier rf 2 0 0 0 A.Dunn 1b 2 0 1 1 GwynJ rf 2 0 0 1 McPhrs 1b 0 0 0 0 Kemp cf 4 0 0 0 Konerk dh 3 0 0 1 Loney 1b 3 1 2 0 Przyns c 5 1 1 1 Barajs c 1 0 0 0 Rios cf 4 0 1 0 Navarr ph 3 0 0 0 Vizquel 3b 3 0 0 0 Gions dh 4 1 1 1 Lillirdg rf 4 0 0 0 Sands lf 4 1 4 0 Bckhm 2b 3 3 1 0 Mitchll 3b 2 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 8 3 Totals 33 8 11 8 Los Angeles 000 010 200—3 310 200 02x—8 Chicago E—Furcal (2), Pierzynski (2), E.jackson (2), Al.ramirez (8). Dp—Los Angeles 1, Chicago 2. Lob—Los Angeles 8, Chicago 9. 2b—Loney (6), Gibbons (2), Sands (10), Pierre (5), Al.ramirez 2 (10). Hr—Al.ramirez (6), Pierzynski (2). Sb—Carroll (5), Gwynn Jr. (5), Sands (3). S—Pierre. Sf—Konerko. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles 9 6 4 2 3 Kuroda L,5-4 52⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Elbert 1 2 2 2 2 0 Guerra 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Troncoso Chicago 5 1 1 2 7 Jackson W,4-5 52⁄3 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 1 1 Sale Crain H,7 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 Thornton S,2-6 2 Sale pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Guerra (Beckham). WP—E.Jackson. PB—Navarro. T—3:20. A—25,081 (40,615).

Angels 4, Braves 1 Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi McLoth cf 0 0 0 0 MIzturs 2b 4 0 2 0 DHndz 3b 4 0 0 0 Aybar ss 4 1 1 0 Prado 3b 4 0 1 0 Abreu dh 3 1 1 1 McCnn dh 4 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 4 2 2 2 Hinske lf 3 0 1 0 Callasp 3b 3 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 0 0 Trumo 1b 3 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 1 2 0 Amarst lf 4 0 0 1 Mather rf 3 0 1 1 Mathis c 2 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss3 0 0 0 Bourjos cf 3 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 0 1 0 30 4 7 4 Totals 32 1 6 1 Totals 010 000 000—1 Atlanta Los Angeles 000 201 10x—4 E—Di.hernandez (1). Dp—Atlanta 1. Lob— Atlanta 6, Los Angeles 8. 2b—Freeman (8), M.izturis (13), Abreu (10), Tor.hunter (5), Trumbo (9). Hr—Tor.hunter (5). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta 6 5 3 3 5 5 D.lowe L,3-4 1 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 Sherrill 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Proctor 1 0 0 0 0 0 Linebrink Los Angeles Chatwood W,3-2 7 5 1 1 2 6 S.downs H,5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 Walden S,8-11 1 HBP—by Proctor (Callaspo). WP—Walden. T—2:37. A—40,098 (45,389). Atlanta

Cardinals 9, Royals 8 (10) St. Louis Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 0 2 0 Gordon lf 5 1 2 2 Jay lf Craig 2b 2 1 2 2 Aviles 2b 5 0 2 1 Greene 2b1 2 0 0 Hosmer 1b 5 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 6 1 2 0 Francr rf 4 2 1 1 Hollidy dh 3 0 0 1 Butler dh 4 2 2 0 Laird dh 2 0 0 0 Betemt 3b 5 1 2 3 Brkmn rf 4 1 0 0 Treanr c 3 0 1 0 Rasms cf 1 1 0 1 B.Pena c 2 0 1 1 YMolin c 5 2 4 3 Maier cf 5 2 1 0 Dscals 3b 5 1 2 1 AEscor ss 5 0 2 0 Kozma ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 38 912 8 Totals 43 8 14 8 St. Louis 003 310 000 2—9 Kansas City 001 013 200 1—8 E—Aviles (5), Hosmer (2). Dp—Kansas City 2. Lob—St. Louis 15, Kansas City 7. 2b— Jay (2), Y.molina (12), Descalso (8), Gordon (15), Aviles (8), Butler 2 (14), B.pena (4). 3b— Y.molina (1). Hr—Craig (3), Gordon (4), Francoeur (9), Betemit (2). Sb—Francoeur (5). Cs—Jay (2). S—Descalso, Kozma. H R ER BB SO IP St. Louis J.Garcia 5 7 3 3 0 4 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 0 1 Batista 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Tallet H,1 E.sanchez 1 1 1 1 1 1 Miller 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Motte W,2-1 Salas S,7-7 1 2 1 1 0 1 Kansas City 8 7 7 4 0 41⁄3 O’Sullivan 0 0 0 3 3 G.Holland 12⁄3 Teaford 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 Crow Soria 1 1 0 0 2 0 L.coleman L,0-1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 2 0 Collins 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Bl.Wood L.Coleman pitched to 3 batters in the 10th. J.Garcia pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Tallet pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by E.Sanchez (Francoeur), by L.Coleman (Laird). T—4:09. A—28,195 (37,903).

Diamondbacks 3, Twins 2 Minnesota Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 4 0 2 0 Blmqst ss 4 1 2 0 Plouffe ss 4 0 0 0 RRorts 3b 2 0 0 1 Kubel rf 4 0 1 0 J.Upton rf 4 0 0 0 Mrnea 1b 4 0 0 0 CYoung cf 2 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 4 0 0 0 Mirand 1b 3 1 1 1 DYong lf 4 2 2 1 GParra pr 0 0 0 0 RRiver c 4 0 1 0 Nady lf-1b 3 1 1 0 ACasill 2b 3 0 1 0 KJhnsn 2b 4 0 1 0 Liriano p 2 0 1 1 HBlanc c 3 0 2 0 Span ph 1 0 0 0 DHdsn p 3 0 1 1 AlBrntt p 0 0 0 0 Brrghs ph 1 0 0 0 DHghs p 0 0 0 0 Putz p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 2 8 2 Totals 29 3 8 3 Minnesota 000 010 100—2 Arizona 000 200 10x—3 E—Revere (2). Dp—Minnesota 1. Lob— Minnesota 5, Arizona 9. 2b—Kubel (12), R.rivera (1), Bloomquist (5), K.johnson (9). Hr—D.young (1), Miranda (3). Sb—R.roberts (6). Cs—A.casilla (2), Bloomquist (3). Sf— R.roberts. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Liriano 6 6 2 2 4 4 Al.burnett L,0-3 1 1 1 1 0 0 D.Hughes 1 1 0 0 1 0 Arizona D.hudson W,5-5 8 8 2 2 0 6 Putz S,12-12 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by D.Hughes (Miranda). T—2:26. A—31,017 (48,633).

Mariners 6, Padres 1 Seattle ab ISuzuki rf 5 Figgins 3b 5 Smoak 1b 5 AKndy 2b 5 Olivo c 5 Peguer lf 4 FGtrrz cf 1 Ryan ss 5 MSndrs cf 4 FHrndz p 4 Pauley p 0

r 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0

San Diego h bi ab 1 1 Venale rf 4 1 0 Bartlett ss 4 2 0 Headly 3b 4 2 0 Hawpe 1b 4 3 0 Maybin cf 3 2 2 OHudsn 2b3 1 1 Denorfi lf 3 2 2 RJhnsn c 3 1 0 Stauffr p 1 0 0 EPtrsn ph 1 0 0 Luebke p 0 Grgrsn p 0 Cantu ph 1 MAdms p 0

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Totals 43 615 6 Totals 31 1 6 1 Seattle 012 000 201—6 San Diego 000 000 100—1 Lob—Seattle 11, San Diego 3. 2b— (8), A.kennedy (6), Peguero (1), Ryan (7), Hawpe (8). Sb—A.kennedy (5), Olivo (1). Cs—Bartlett (1). H R ER BB SO IP Seattle Hrnandez W,5-4 8 6 1 1 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pauley San Diego Stauffer L,0-3 6 10 3 3 1 3 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 0 1 Luebke 1 0 0 0 1 Gregerson 12⁄3 M.Adams 1 2 1 1 0 2 WP—Luebke. T—2:43. A—34,705 (42,691).

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Transactions BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed SS Reid Brignac on the bereavement list. Called up INF Felipe Lopez from Durham (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Placed OF Marlon Byrd on the 15-day DL. FLORIDA MARLINS—Activated RHP Clay Hensley from the 15-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated SS Rafael Furcal from the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Juan Uribe on the 15-day DL. COLLEGE NEBRASKA—Fired baseball coach Mike Anderson.

Racing Nationwide results John Deere Dealers 250 Sunday, at Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 1. (8) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 250 laps, 128.4 rating, 47 points, $74,343. 2. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 250, 121.5, 0, $51,675. 3. (10) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 250, 124.8, 0, $39,950. 4. (5) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 250, 128.6, 42, $39,343. 5. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250, 105.1, 39, $32,493. 6. (14) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 250, 85.1, 38, $28,443. 7. (2) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 250, 114.4, 0, $27,328. 8. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250, 88.2, 37, $26,288. 9. (13) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 250, 92.2, 0, $25,193. 10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 250, 97.8, 0, $25,543. 11. (17) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 250, 88.1, 33, $23,718. 12. (1) Drew Herring, Toyota, 250, 108, 33, $23,168. 13. (19) Michael Annett, Toyota, 250, 90.7, 31, $22,643. 14. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 250, 74.1, 30, $24,068. 15. (24) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 250, 78.4, 29, $23,193. 16. (18) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 250, 76.9, 28, $21,718. 17. (11) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 250, 91.8, 27, $21,218. 18. (20) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 249, 75.1, 26, $20,968. 19. (21) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 249, 67.2, 25, $20,943. 20. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 247, 64.3, 24, $14,550. 21. (26) Blake Koch, Dodge, 247, 54.7, 23, $24,018. 22. (28) Robert Richardson Jr., Dodge, 246, 55.9, 22, $13,800. 23. (29) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 246, 52.4, 21, $14,050. 24. (32) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 246, 49.4, 20, $13,525. 25. (27) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 243, 45.6, 19, $20,493. 26. (40) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 238, 40.6, 18, $13,275. 27. (16) Brian Scott, Toyota, 233, 73.2, 17, $19,618. 28. (34) Angela Cope, Chevrolet, 230, 42.3, 16, $13,400. 29. (12) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 224, 57.1, 15, $19,343. 30. (23) Timmy Hill, Ford, engine, 222, 51.1, 14, $19,518. 31. (25) Luis Martinez Jr., Ford, accident, 204, 53.6, 13, $19,063. 32. (43) Amber Cope, Chevrolet, too slow, 203, 38.4, 0, $12,485. 33. (7) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 187, 83.6, 11, $18,843. 34. (15) Ryan Truex, Toyota, accident, 109, 69.3, 10, $18,733. 35. (33) Carl Long, Ford, handling, 65, 45, 9, $12,160. 36. (39) Johnny Chapman, Ford, brakes, 15, 41.7, 8, $12,050. 37. (37) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, ignition, 11, 37.9, 7, $11,940. 38. (38) Brad Teague, Chevrolet, engine, 8, 37, 6, $11,860. 39. (42) Tim Andrews, Chevrolet, transmission, 7, 37.6, 0, $11,745. 40. (35) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, overheating, 6, 36.7, 4, $11,630. 41. (30) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, brakes, 5, 32.9, 3, $11,465. 42. (41) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, electrical, 5, 32, 2, $11,345. 43. (36) Brett Rowe, Chevrolet, brakes, 2, 32.3, 1, $11,228.

Indy Lineup After Sunday qualifying; race Sunday, At Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1. (77) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.2613 (227.472). 2. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.3528 (227.340). 3. (2) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.4727 (227.168). 4. (99) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.6696 (226.887). 5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.7493 (226.773). 6. (98) Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.9477 (226.171). 7. (44) Buddy Rice, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.4431 (225.786). 8. (67) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.9137 (225.121). 9. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.0253 (226.379). 10. (5) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.4785 (225.736). 11. (14) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.5814 (225.590). 12. (4) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.5895 (225.579).

Archie, Ramos honored by YVC From staff and wire reports North Rowan’s Garland Archie and Meloney Ramos received major awards in YVC track. Archie, 1A state champ in the shot put and discus, was named YVC Field Athlete of the Year. Archie’s teammate Sam Starks was second in the voting. North’s Neegbeah Reeves was runner-up in the YVC Track Athlete of the Year vot- ARCHIE ing to West Montgomery’s Christian Bradley. Also making All-YVC from North’s boys were Johnny Oglesby, Demiah Hawkins, Titus King, Daylon Gray, Darius Jackson, Witt Alexander, Terrese Barber, Patrick Imes and Javon Hargrave. Gray Stone’s Peter GosRAMOS sage made the team.  Ramos, 1A state champ in the 100 hurdles, was named YVC Field Athlete of the Year. Gray Stone’s Hunter Latimer was runnerup to North Moore’s CoCo Brower for YVC Track Athlete of the Year honors. Also making All-YVC from North’s girls were Christen Jones, Tinka Bush, Teaunna Cuthbertson, Akevia Charleston, Timesheia Allen, Tianca White and Sabrina Vann.  Joining Latimer on the All-YVC team from Gray Stone were Illa Jones, Carolina McLeod and Janna Featherstone.  In girls soccer, North Rowan’s Meredith Sokolowski and Dakota Honeycutt were named to the All-YVC team, along with Gray Stone’s Amber Watkins, Jones and Emma Irvin. The YVC Honorable Mention list includes North’s Natasha Small and Daisy Lemke and Gray Stone’s Kendall Taylor, Abby Grahwohl and Maggie Habeeb. East Montgomery’s Giselle Dominguez was named YVC Player of the Year.  Gray Stone’s John Latimer was named YVC Player of the Year for boys tennis. Gray Stone’s Alex Wang, Logan Yarborough and Harrison Latimer joined him on the All-YVC team. Gray Stone’s Jeff Walter shared YVC Coach of the Year accolades with East Montgomery’s Jimmy Blake.  Gray Stone’s Erik Benson was YVC Player of the Year in golf and joined teammates Chase Almond, Chad Blankenbeker and Andrew Parks on the All-YVC team. Gray Stone’s Gregg McCollister was named YVC Coach of the Year.  All-YVC baseball and softball teams have been released but will be held until South Stanly’s teams complete their season.

 Prep softball East Rowan (22-2) plays at Northwest Cabarrus (22-5) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in a third-round 3A softball playoff game. The winner will be at home in the fourth round, competing for a spot in the Final Four (June 3-4, Raleigh) against the victor in the Robinson-North Iredell game. East is ranked first in 3A in the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association Poll.

 Pro baseball Jerry Sands (Catawba) went 4-for-4 for the L.A. Dodgers on Sunday to boost his batting average from .205 to .241. Sands whacked his 10th double and stole his third base.  Whit Merrifield (Davie) was 1-for-4 and stole a base for Wilmington in a 3-1 win against Myrtle Beach on Sunday. Merrifield finished the night at .316.

 College baseball Thomas Allen (East Rowan) pitched a scoreless inning for UNC Pembroke against Mount Olive in the Southeast Regional. The freshman finished the season with a 3-0 record and a 2.96 ERA in nine appearances. Allen plans to pitch for the Rowan County American Legion team this summer.  Mount Olive won the regional on Sunday by edging Francis Marion 2-1 behind pitcher Carter Capps. The win sends Mount Olive (45-8) to the D-II World Series in Cary. The Trojans ALLEN will play on Saturday.  Charlotte is the top seed for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will be held in Camden, N.J., May 25-28. The 49ers won their second straight regular season title. East Rowan grads Justin Roland, Ross Steedley and Corbin Shive are team members, along with Northwest Cabarrus’ Justin Seager.  Appalachian State finished sixth in the Southern Conference and opens tournament play against No. 3 seed Samford on Wednesday in Charleston, S.C. East Rowan grads Noah Holmes, Trey Holmes and Preston Troutman are members of the Mountaineers.  Arkansas had a losing league record as it entered its three-game series with Mississippi. When it was over, Arkansas won the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference and is headed to the league tournament as a No. 2 seed. The Razorbacks dropped the opener on Thursday but swept a Saturday doubleheader from the Rebels to vault to the top of the standings. Arkansas finished the regular season at 36-18 overall and 15-15 in the SEC. That .500 record was enough to win the tightly-contested SEC West. Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn finished tied for second at 14-16. Ole Miss and LSU, both at 13-17, missed the tournament.

Name: Camille Craddock School: South Rowan Sport: Cross country Family: Mike, Amanda, Payton, Cora, Caden Birth date: Jan. 8, 1993 Nickname: Millwee Hidden talent: Singing Motto: What makes you different makes you beautiful Favorite restaurant: Casa Grande Favorite color: Green Favorite animal: Polar bear Favorite class: Biology Favorite TV: Pretty Little Liars Favorite movie: Aladdin Favorite team: N.C. State — Go Pack! Favorite athlete: Kirstie Corriher Top musicians: Rascal Flatts Job: Chick-fil-A Words that best describe me: Outgoing, energetic, mature Dream date: Paul Wesley Actress starring in the movie about my life: Ashley Tisdale My greatest accomplishment: Winning the conference championship for the first time in SR female cross country history Career goal: Go to App State, major in biology If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Support cancer research, so a cure will be found

INTERLEAGUE FROM 1B Dodgers playing the White Sox certainly didn’t measure up to it, particularly since the two teams will have now played each other 15 times since the Dodgers took the 1959 World Series from the White Sox in six games. Not that there is any real clamor for them to meet. Other than the 1959 World Series they have shared little more since then than mutual frustration with Manny Ramirez. That’s the problem with interleague play. It’s grown stale, with way too many meetings between teams that have little in common and way too many wasted games against teams that don’t compete against each other in the regular season standings. Even the Yankees and Mets can’t seem to stir up fans, which is probably understandable because this was the 15th regular-season Subway Series between the two teams. Only

Name: Jamey Blalock School: East Rowan Sports: Football, baseball Family: Dad Jeff, Mom Julie, brother Jarrett Birth date: Sept. 3, 1992 Hidden talent: Unicycling Personal motto: Don’t worry about it Favorite color: Blue Favorite animal: Dog My favorite class: AP Chemistry Favorite TV: ESPN Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights Favorite team: Duke Blue Devils, Boston Red Sox Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow Favorite musicians: Dillon Arey and Blake Jordan Hobbies: Hunting and fishing Three words that best describe me: Tall, smart, athletic Celebrity dream date: Megan Fox Actor starring in the movie about my life: Adam Sandler Biggest rival: Myself My greatest accomplishment: Baseball state championship Career goal: Get a good job and have a family If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Save it

Name: Avery Rogers School: East Rowan Sports: Basketball, baseball Family: Father Kendal, mother Lynn, brother Evan Birth date: Aug. 2, 1993 Nickname: A-Rod Hidden talent: Everything Personal motto: Dorie Sapp makes everything better Favorite restaurant: IHOP Favorite color: Red Favorite animal: Wolf Favorite class: Math Favorite TV: Top Gear Favorite movie: The Hangover Favorite team: Reds Favorite athlete: Barry Larkin Favorite musicians: Journey Words that best describe me: Athletic, intelligent, hardworking Dream date: Megan Fox Actor starring in the movie about my life: Orlando Bloom Biggest rival: Carson My greatest accomplishment: Winning the 3A baseball championship last year Prized possession: My relationship with God Career goals: Be successful in anything I decide to do and enjoy my work If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Finish college, buy a nice house, find a steady job

two-thirds of Yankee Stadium was full for the first inning of the first game, and there were still tickets available at the box office. Interleague play is celebrating its 15th anniversary this season, as if there’s anything to celebrate about. Other than offering an occasionally intriguing matchup and drawing a few more fans into the ballpark — because the games are generally on weekends it’s hard to even quantify that — it has hardly been the panacea baseball thought it might be when it was first implemented in 1997. It’s cheapened the All-Star Game, and diminished the World Series. While there was once a mystique about players from the two leagues meeting, that is gone now that they meet in some 250 games in the regular season. Think about it. Would Bob Gibson pitching three games to carry the St. Louis Cardinals over the Yankees in 1964 been nearly as exciting if he had already faced Mickey Mantle

and company in the regular season? Would Dennis Eckersley have avoided throwing Kirk Gibson the backdoor slider in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series if he had already faced him that year? Maybe the worst part of interleague play, though, is that it punishes teams unlucky enough to draw one of the better teams in the other league while a rival might draw a relative patsy. That may not seem important in May, but it does in September when division rivals are battling for the playoffs. About the only thing interleague play has done is create some new stats for baseball geeks to obsess about. They will tell you that Mark Buehrle became the career victories leader in interleague play after the White Sox beat the Dodgers on Saturday, something that will surely get him an early invite to the Hall of Fame. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly complained about having to play the White Sox be-

SAPP FROM 1B “Especially with the rule changes this year with the bats,” Hightower said. “Smallball and bunts are back. The college game is great for Sapp.” Hightower has had the advantage of seeing Sapp every day. Sapp doesn’t knock you out at first glance. You have to see him over a period of time to appreciate what he can do defensively, in the batter’s box and on the bases. Basically, he catches everything, he gets on base, and he scores when he gets on base. Hightower said he had a similar experience two years ago when East outfielder Zach Smith was virtually ignored by recruiters. Smith is doing fine at Pitt Community College, and Hightower expects him to make an impact at Catawba next season. Catawba was never in the market for Sapp, probably because it has a very similar player already on the roster. Blake Houston, who started for the Indians in center field this season as a freshman, is basically a left-handed hitting version of Sapp. “Everyone who came to see me said, ‘Yeah, your defense is good, but you need to work on your hitting,’ ”

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Will sapp will walk on at Wingate. Sapp said. “I know I’m not 6-2, 190, and I’m not going to hit the ball over the fence consistently. Maybe, one out of 50, I’ll hit out.” Sapp paid jayvee dues at East before settling in as the No. 2 hitter and center fielder for a 3A state championship team as a junior. Hitting in an ideal place

in the lineup between senior stars Preston Troutman and Noah Holmes, Sapp enjoyed a monster season. He batted .369 with 40 runs scored and 29 RBIs. His junior season peaked when he went 5-for-8 with six RBIs in East’s two games in the state championship series to earn MVP

Name: Joel Brittain School: West Rowan Sport: Tennis Family: Mother Jane, Father Mark, sister Julie Ferguson Birth date: Sept. 19, 1992 Nickname: J-Beezy Hidden talent: Juggling Personal motto: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Favorite restaurant: Casa Grande Favorite color: Carolina blue Favorite animal: Dog Favorite class: Statistics Favorite TV: SportsCenter Favorite movie: School of Rock Favorite team: Red Sox Favorite athlete: Steve Nash Favorite musicians: Breaking Benjamin Hobby: Drumming Words that best describe me: Athletic, smart, funny Celebrity dream date: Anna Kournikova Actress starring in the movie about my life: Jack Black Biggest rival: Statesville My greatest accomplishment: Making it to states Prized possession: Friends Career goal: Athletic training If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Suddenly gain relatives

fore the series, saying the Dodgers were at an unfair advantage because his team had nothing to match an American League club with a regular DH who can hit home runs. The Dodgers then went out and proved him right by dropping two out of three to Chicago. Mattingly’s point is well taken, just as the White Sox would have been at a disadvantage had they gone to Los Angeles and played without the DH they count on. It’s long been an issue in the World Series, but there’s no reason it should be an issue in the regular season. Interleague play is probably too entrenched to be eliminated, though there’s no reason it can’t be reduced. My suggestion would be cutting back the 18 games some teams play each year in the other league to just six, and make sure they’re against geographical rivals. Oh, and one more thing. Get rid of the guy with the megaphone.

honors. Wingate, among others, came to watch Sapp several times in the fall but never pulled the trigger on a scholarship offer. Then his senior season got off to a 3-for-18 start. “I was hoping to start better, but I was hitting it at ’em,” Sapp said. “I was starting to think I’d forgotten how to hit, but Hightower kept reminding me that I could.” East’s leadoff man, he started swinging well in the middle of March and finished with good numbers that included a .337 batting average, a .430 on-base percentage, a team-best 35 runs scored and a 13-for-13 effort on stolen bases. “He used both sides of the field and did a lot of good things as our catalyst offensively,” Hightower said. “Defensively, I don’t think anyone was better.” Sapp batted .291 for the Rowan County American Legion team last summer, scored 37 runs and stole a team-high 16 bases. He’s excited about returning. He has a GPA above 4.0 and aspirations of becoming an engineer. Hopefully, baseball will fit into his future as well as academics at Wingate. “Wingate’s coaches have seen him some, but I don’t think they realize yet what they’ve got,” Hightower said. “Will should be a steal for them.”

Name: “The” Eli Walton School: East Rowan Sports: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track Family: Mom Crystal Johnson, Dad Danny, brother Drake Nickname: Pre Hidden talent: Driving blindfolded Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse Favorite class: Early release Favorite television show: Swamp People Favorite movie: The Boondock Saints Favorite team: East Carolina Pirates Favorite athlete: Josh Patch Favorite musicians: Scapegoat Words that best describe me: The Bees Knees Celebrity dream date: Beth Arey Actor starring in the movie about my life: Myself Biggest rivals: Law enforcement and the laws of physics My greatest accomplishment: Breaking the school 4x800 record Career goal: Own a high performance car shop If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Open that shop and buy a new 2R1 Corvette

EDWARDS FROM 1B Unlike teammate Greg Biffle, who was vocal through his negotiations that he wanted a new deal with RFR, there’s almost no public discussion about Edwards. There’s talk in the garage that some of the top teams have interest in Edwards, most notably Joe Gibbs Racing, which has room to add a fourth car. But others don’t believe he has any intention of leaving RFR, and all conversation with other teams is simply testing the market and gauging Edwards’ value. Edwards dodged any consequential discussion about his contract on Saturday night, and hasn’t even indicated if staying at RFR is his first choice. “All I’ll say about that is we’re running really well right now and it’s because

Name: Will Johnson School: East Rowan Sport: Baseball Family: Dad Bill, Mom Lydia, sisters Bailee, Kendel Birth date: July 17, 1992 Nickname: Willie J. Hidden talent: Fungo golf Personal motto: Never give up Favorite restaurant: Mi Pueblo Favorite color: Blue Favorite animal: Dog Favorite class: Team Sports Favorite TV: NCIS Favorite movie: The Hangover Favorite team: Atlanta Braves Favorite athlete: Tim Lincecum Favorite musician: Darius Rucker Words that best describe me: Calm, cool, collective Celebrity dream date: Megan Fox Actor starring in the movie about my life: Will Ferrell My biggest rival: Carson Cougars My greatest accomplishment: Winning a state championship Prized possession: Championship ring Career goal: Go to college and get a good job If I’m a millionaire by age 20, I will: Give it to my family and church and save the rest

of Jack Roush, Ford, all these people’s hard work,” Edwards said. “Those talks are going on behind closed doors and we’ll hopefully get something done. But right now we’re running well and that is fun. “What I’m trying to do is focus on that because we have a championship to win this year. That’s the No. 1 goal.” Roush wouldn’t bite, either. He explained he doesn’t deal with the financials of contract negotiations, and wants all discussions done quietly to avoid taking away from Edwards’ bid to win his first Cup title. “I try to stay out of the money part of it, but I will have to pay attention to this deal as it gets closer,” Roush said. “It’s not something that we’re going to debate or discuss in the public. It’s not a media issue, it’s a private business issue that’s ongoing.” A business issue that likely becomes more and more expensive with each Edwards accomplishment.



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Tribe, Sox on fire Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Asdrubal Cabrera went 5 for 5 with two homers and five RBIs as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of Cincinnati with a 12-4 win Sunday over the reeling Reds, who for the moment have lost bragging rights as Ohio’s best team. Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Edinson Volquez (3-2) for the Indians, who did early damage after winning the series’ first two games with late-inning comebacks. Cabrera added a solo homer in the sixth to give Cleveland an 8-4 lead. Michael Brantley, Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo — the top three hitters in Cleveland’s lineup — went a combined 10 for 12 with six runs and nine RBIs. Red Sox 5, Cubs 1 BOSTON — Tim Wakefield held Chicago to four hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Adrian Gonzalez had four hits of his own to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 51 victory on Sunday and send the Cubs home after their first visit to Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series. Boston took two out of three from Chicago and has now won eight of its last nine to all but erase the damage from an awful April and move one-half game behind the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. Making his third start of the season, this one because of injuries to John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka, Wakefield (1-1) had faced the minimum number of batters when he struck out Jeff Baker with what would have been the third out of the fifth inning. Yankees 9, Mets 3 NEW YORK — Derek Jeter tied the score with a two-run single that sparked an eightrun rally in the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with yet another hit after an intentional walk to Mark Teixeira and the Yankees pummeled the Mets in the finale of their weekend Subway Series. In a slump for most of the season, Jeter hit a two-run, bases-loaded single off Mike Pelfrey (3-4) that made it 3-all — just the second time since Aug. 11 that Jeter tied the score or put the Yankees ahead from the seventh inning on. Rangers 2, Phillies 0 PHILADELPHIA — Matt Harrison took a five-hitter into the ninth inning and helped Texas avoid a three-game sweep. Harrison (4-4) struck out

three, walked three and threw 117 pitches in his longest outing of the season, finishing two outs shy of his first shutout since 2009. Neftali Feliz got the final two outs for his ninth save. Rays 4, Marlins 0 MIAMI — James Shields pitched a three-hitter with a career-high 13 strikeouts and Tampa Bay avoided a threegame sweep. Shields (5-2) walked just one in his second shutout and third complete game of the season. He didn’t allow a baserunner past first base until the ninth inning and had nine strikeouts in the last four innings. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Rays, who haven’t been swept by their intrastate rivals since 2007. Astros 3, Blue Jays 2 TORONTO — Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, Wandy Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and Houston held off the Blue Jays to win a series for the first time in three weeks. Houston, which had lost 11 of 14 coming in, won its first series since taking two of three from Milwaukee between April 29 and May 1. Orioles 2, Nationals 1 BALTIMORE — Vladimir Guerrero’s two-run homer in the seventh inning spoiled Jordan Zimmermann’s stellar outing and lifted Baltimore over Washington. Through the first six innings, Zimmermann (2-5) was nearly perfect, allowing just two baserunners on a walk and a double in the second inning. He had retired 13 straight. Tigers 2, Pirates 0 PITTSBURGH — Rick Porcello allowed one hit over eight innings and Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak. Porcello (4-2) took a no-hitter into the sixth before giving up Ronny Cedeno’s leadoff double. He struck out three and walked two in his first start in nearly two weeks. Jose Valverde worked out of a two-on, none-out jam in the ninth to earn his 11th save in 11 opportunities. White Sox 8, Dodgers 3 CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the suddenly surging White Sox beat the Dodgers. Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, then added an RBI double in the third, a run-scoring single in the fourth and another RBI double in the eighth for the White Sox, who have won 11 of

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — With the sharp-passing Sedin twins, plenty of players with big shots, and a goldCanucks 4 medal winning goalie, the Vancouver Sharks 2 Canucks are tough enough to beat in normal situations. That task becomes nearly impossible when they have two extra skaters on the ice. The Canucks converted three successive 5-on-3 power plays in a span of less than 2 minutes during the second period, with Sami Salo scoring twice and Ryan Kesler adding the third, to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Sunday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals to take a 3-1 series lead. “We kept marching to the box, they kept scoring,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. Henrik Sedin helped set up the three goals in a span of 1:55 as the Canucks needed only 37 seconds on the three 5-on-3 situations to become the first team in NHL history to score three goals with a two-man advantage in the playoffs. He added another assist in the third period to set a franchise record for assists in a game, increasing his league-leading total to 19 points this postseason. “When you give Henrik that much open time, he’s going to find a way to make plays,” teammate Alexandre Burrows said. “We have great shooters on that power play and it’s nice to see them. He’s a magical player the way he’s able to hold on to that puck and make plays.” Burrows added an even-strength goal off a nifty pass from Henrik Sedin in the third period as the Canucks moved to the brink of reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1994. Daniel Sedin added three assists, and Roberto Luongo made 33 saves. Vancouver had just 13 shots all game, scoring on four of their seven shots in the final two periods.

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Asdrubal cabrera had five hits and five RBi for cleveland. 15. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson (4-5) improved to 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA at home this season. Jackson went 5 2-3 innings, allowing one run on five hits, walking two and striking out seven. Cardinals 9, Royals 8, 10 innings KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Colby Rasmus drew a basesloaded walk — his fifth free pass of the day — that forced in the go-ahead run in the 10th, and St. Louis walked 13 times in a wacky victory over the Royals. Every walk Rasmus drew was off a different pitcher. The Cardinals had 12 hits, a hit batter and reached on an error in the 4 hour, 9 minute game. Angels 4, Braves 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Torii Hunter ended a home run drought of 28 games with a goahead shot off Derek Lowe, rookie Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings and Los Angeles beat Atlanta in the rubber game of their interleague series. Chatwood (3-2) allowed a run and five hits, struck out six and walked two. Jordan Walden got three outs for his eighth save in 11 chances. Mariners 6, Padres 1 SAN DIEGO — Felix Hernandez tied his career high with 13 strikeouts in eight dominant innings to lead Seattle over San Diego. Hernandez (5-4) allowed one run and six hits without a walk as the Mariners won their fifth straight and completed a three-game sweep. Seattle held a commanding advantage over San Diego in runs (14-2) and hits (32-14) while striking out 35 Padres batters in the series. Giants 5, Athletics 4, 11 innings SAN FRANCISCO — Emmanuel Burriss singled home

the winning run in the 11th inning and San Francisco completed a three-game sweep of the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics. Burriss’ line drive off reliever Brian Fuentes (1-6) scored speedy Darren Ford from second. Ford just beat right fielder Ryan Sweeney’s throw to the plate, sending the Giants running out of the dugout to celebrate their fifth straight victory and seventh walk-off win this season. Diamondbacks 3, Twins 2 PHOENIX — Juan Miranda homered, Daniel Hudson had an RBI single to go with eight strong innings on the mound and Arizona beat Minnesota to complete a three-game sweep. The Diamondbacks won their sixth straight, their longest run in three seasons, and eighth in nine games to climb to .500 (2323) for the first time since April 20. Miranda, 9 for 18 on the homestand with five RBIs, left in the eighth after being hit in the right wrist by a pitch. National League Brewers 3, Rockies 1 MILWAUKEE — Ryan Braun hit a two-run triple off Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez and scored on a throwing error, lifting the Brewers to a three-game sweep over Colorado. Jimenez (0-4) threw the seventh complete game of his career and allowed only two hits, but struggled to find the strike zone with five walks and a hit batter. He also received little support from the rest of the Rockies’ sputtering offense.

HEAT FROM 1B A really good game — it was five points shy of his postseason career best. Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which had won the first four meetings of the season with Miami. Derrick Rose finished with 20 points, but struggled from the field once again, making only 8 of his 19 shots. Taj Gibson had 11 off the Chicago bench. Boozer made a pair of free throws with 6:39 left to get Chicago within 78-74, the outcome clearly hanging in the balance. Minutes later, that was no longer the case — not after Miami scored nine straight to build more than enough of a cushion. Bosh and Boozer exchanged words and looks more than once on Sunday night, but Bosh ended up with the upper hand. “All I care about is winning games,” Bosh said. “And we do whatever it takes to

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NEW YORK— St. John’s forward Dwayne Polee II says he plans to transfer so he can help his family “get through a health issue.” Polee’s departure means the Red Storm will have only one returning scholarship letter-winner next season in junior Malik Stith. Polee played in all 33 games as a freshman, starting 27 and averaging 4.4 points. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin calls Polee “an outstanding individual with a bright future” in a release put out by the school on Sunday. Polee, who is from Los Angeles, says he will miss St. John’s and New York, but right now he needs to be close to his family. • OWENSBORO, Ky. — A freshman center has transferred from the University of Minnesota to Kentucky Wesleyan, where he’ll be reunited with his high school coach. Dominique Dawson will have three seasons of eligibilNFL ity with the eight-time NCAA NEW ORLEANS — The Division II champion PanSaints have sold out the dome thers. The 6-7 245-pounder on a season-ticket basis every saw limited action as a red-

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NBA MIAMI — Chicago guard and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose says he does not recall telling ESPN the Magazine that the league has a steroid problem. The magazine’s May 16 issue has a quote it attributes to Rose, in which he was quoted as saying the NBA has a “huge” problem and needs “a level playing field.” Before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night against Miami, Rose issued a statement through the Bulls saying he does not even recall being asked about the topic. He adds that if he was asked about performance-enhancing drug use, he “clearly misunderstood” the question. Rose says, “Let me be clear, I do not believe there is a performance-enhancing drug problem in the NBA.”

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Andretti’s team finally overcame its May curse. The rain held off Sunday to give Danica Patrick a second chance, and James Jakes waved off his qualifying attempt, giving Marco Andretti one more shot to make the Indianapolis 500. Patrick and Marco Andretti took advantage of the good fortune and qualified for the centennial anniversary race at the Brickyard.

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FORT WORTH, Texas — David Toms was beginning to wonder if he could ever win again on the PGA Tour. Now he has the most satisfying victory of all. More than five years after he last won, a week after losing in a playoff and a day after blowing a seven-stroke lead at Colonial to go into the final round trailing, the 44year-old Toms shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to win at Hogan’s Alley. “I’m not dreaming, am I? This is actually happening, right?” Toms asked when he entered the interview room wearing the championship plaid jacket. “Wow, I didn’t know if this day would ever come again.” Toms regained the lead for good from Charlie Wi with an eagle with a wedge shot from 83 yards at the par-5 11th hole, and finished 15 under — a stroke ahead of Wi. “It’s one of the most perfect shots I’ve ever hit,” Toms said. Toms’ long-elusive 13th career victory came a week after a playoff loss to K.J. Choi at The Players Championship, when he missed a short par putt on the extra hole for his sixth runner-up finish since last winning in January 2006 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. “To win after this time frame and to come back after what happened last week certainly means more to me than any other victory,” said Toms, the 2001 PGA Championship winner.

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get that.” How good was Miami’s defense down that stretch? Bulls center Joakim Noah tried a 5footer with 4:25 left. He shot it over the backboard. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Miami. Predictably, given the scene and the stakes, there was an abundance of energy from tip-off. James, Wade and Rose all tumbled into courtside photographers while trying to make plays in the first five minutes, and Haslem was greeted by a huge roar when he entered — his first home appearance since Nov. 19 — later in the opening period. Eventually, the emotional swings calmed down, and offense picked up in the second quarter. Bosh was 5 for 5 in the second quarter on his way to a game-high 16 points by halftime. Boozer only missed one of his five shots in the second period, after going 0 for 5 to begin the game. As for the past two NBA MVPs, everything was a battle.

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Seeking loveable, energetic & dedicated teachers: 1 yr. exp. & credentials (Min. EDU). Benefits/Salary based on each individual. 704-636-8118

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Drivers- DRIVE RED! Regional Van Drivers start at 37 to 41.5cpm w/1yr exp. REGULAR HOMETIME. Great Benefits. Paid Holidays. Call 888-362-8608, or visit EOE. Drivers

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F/T CMA, CNA II or LPN For busy pediatric office. Great benefits. Fax resume to 704-216-2011 Healthcare

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Med-aide only with CNA (past or present) reliable transportation, working phone, & be reliable. Need TB skin test before hired. Apply in person at 592 Hilltop Dr., Linwood, NC. No Phone Calls Please


LPN/RN Baylor position available 7am7pm. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St.


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WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Potential to Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily. Liberal Underwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Insurance, License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020.

Stereo console, 1960's Zenith, with turntable and 8 track. $150. Please call 704-209-6143


Small Credenza, with shelves. $10. Call Kevin 704-798-9259.

Floral Designer, well experienced. Part-time. Please call 704-6368033 or 704-636-4663 Other

Local plumbing company needs experienced service plumber. Excellent pay and benefits. Driver's license required. Plumbing license helpful. Call 704-933-8010, ask for Brad.


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Wizard of Oz collectible plates, set of 8. Individually numbered. $200. 704-278-2294. Leave message

Building Equip. & Supplies

Business Equipment & Supplies Bookcase, 6-foot, fourshelf, adjustable, in good condition. $20.00 Call Cheryl 704-640-1398. Lateral File Cabinet, fourdrawer, metal construction. $25.00 Call Cheryl 704640-1398. Office desk, metal, fivedrawer, in good condition. $50. Call Cheryl 704-640-1398. Office desk, wood, sixdrawer, in good condition. $60. Call Cheryl 704-640-1398.

Cell Phones & Service LG Vortex by Verizon $120. Still looks new! Call 704-633-7604

Computers & Software Xerox solid ink color printer, Phaser 8550 $499 Cost per page B/W $0.016, color $0.03 Nice for church or small business. 704-633-0029

Consignment Growing Pains Family Consignments Call (704)638-0870 115 W. Innes Street

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Bureau, 3 drawer chest. Antique, oak. Original hardware, $250. Antique oak chest of drawers, swinging beveled mirror. 5 drawers, $250. Call 704-637-2956 Cabinet doors & drawers, oak, handmade. Formica top. Many uses. (Bar, desk, etc.) Adjustable shelves, $200. Oak handmade tall piece. Many uses. 3 drawers at bottom, $200. Call 704-637-2956 Chair, wingback, tan. $55. Beautiful mahogany oval table, $65. Please call 704-637-5189 Conference Table, with two leaves, pattern design. Could be used as large dining room table. $75. Call Kevin 704-798-9259 Dresser. Large, cream white washed. Doors & drawers, decorative mirror, attached or not. Night stand. 3 drawers match. $400. 704-637-2956 Refrigerator, side-byside, dishwasher, smooth surface cooktop, wall oven. All whirlpool, white. Excellent condition, $500 obo. 704-633-8344

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

Miter Saw. 10" sliding, compound saw. Chicago Electric brand. New in box. $110. Call 704-2782294 leave message.

Medical Equipment Invacare Wheelchair. 9000SL Custom with heavily cushioned seat. 250 lb. capacity. Very good condition. $50. 704638-6470.

Misc For Sale 8 track tapes (277 total); carrying cases; holders and 2 boxes of cassette tapes. Large variety. All for $75 obo. 704-738-4079 ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

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

Dodge Dakota, 19972004, tailgate protector chrome. $40. Please call 336-940-3134

Games and Toys Child's Pool/Ping-Pong Table $65 Call (704) 633-7604 SPORTCRAFT Turbo Air Hockey game. Tl5000 black & red, digital scores. New $285. Call 704-213-9811

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Dodge Dakota/Durango OEM receiver hitch. Fits 97/11. $100. Call 336940-3134 for more info. Dodge/Jeep, 2000 360/5.9. motor 98,000 miles. $500. Call 336940-3134 for more info. Fish aquarium, 40 gallon. Complete. $125. Gun cabinet, very rough. $40. 704-857-1867 For Sale: ALSATIANAMERICAN FAMILY HAUSER, published 1977, history of the Hauser family, now out of print. $25. Call 336 924-5150 GAS GRILL. Like new w/ side burner. Electronic start. $85. Kannapolis. Call 704-433-1840 Homeschool switchedonschoolhouse 5th grade curriculum DVD. $100. 704-638-4110 Hunting stand, covered. 2-seater, 16'. (Cover never used). New $425. Sell for $250. Please call 704-857-0093 HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective. Decide Today 704-933-1982 1972 19" Fiberform Monterrey. Runs good. Good ski/fishing boat. Includes E-Loader trailer. $2500 OBO. Photos on request. 704-223-0416 FISHING BOAT 18' Monark aluminum trihull. 90HP Mercury motor, 6HP trolling motor, fish finder. Lots of extras. $4000. Ed 607-657-6136 Cleveland,NC

METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Newsbags, good. Used once. 4 – 10ins. Wide, 50 ct. pks. 35¢ eas. For sm/assted rts. 704-754-8837

Dalmation mix puppy, House broken, free. loves kids, gets along well with other animals. Call 704-232-5149 Free dog. 2 year old German Shepard mix. Long hair. Likes to be outside. Would love fenced area. Free to good home. Call 704-232-3397 or 704232- 3396. KITTENS, free. Healthy, loving and friendly. 2 black on black stripped, 3 gray on black stripped left. Call 704-267-7052. Leave Message.

Love seat, antique. Walnut trim, brass claw ft. Original ticking. $250. Ladies' 3 wheel bike. TriFecta, new basket & light. $175.704-637-2956

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Pocket rocket 49cc motorcycle cateye. Needs clutch. Runs great! $125. 704-638-4110

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Pond pump, Little Giant 1900 GPH. New. 1/8 hp. $225 value. Asking $125. Call 704-857-0093

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Rally – 5hp/17” rear tine tiller. Great condition. $325 firm. Please call 704-857-0093

Found keyring. 12 keys. Found intersection of White & Lyerly Rd. Call 704-638-5937 to identify

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STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 TV cable, CATV 18 AWG commercial TV cable wire. 500 ft roll. $75.00. Leave 704-278-2294. message

Music Sales Clarinet and case, Bundy, made in USA. Excellent condition. $175. 704-855-8353

Tickets Tickets. 4 Charlotte Motor Speedway Pole Night tickets. $8 each or 4 for $30. 704-857-8169

Found Female Pit Mix at Hwy 150 and Jones Rd. By Lazy 5 Ranch. Please call Dawn to claim 704-663-5100. Lost Dog, last seen on Stokes Ferry Rd. Brown Chihuahua mix, about 13lbs. w/blue collar. 704645-1181, 704-754-3078 or call Salisbury Animal Hospital. Lost Dog, Mini Pin, brindle male. Lost on Stirewalt & Barnhart Rd. area. Please Call 704-210-9172 Lost dogs. Female Beagles. Black & white,. West Park Dr. & 152 area of Rockwell. Call 704-431-9359

Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

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Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

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Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home, nice kitchen, split floor plan, covered deck, garden area, garage, storage building, privacy fence. R52207. $139,900. Poole, B&R Monica Realty, 704-245-4628

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

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


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


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

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

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Yadkin. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Cute Fixer-upper. Hunter Street, Yadkin Finishing area. $16,000, home, for sale, 1 car Two lots. garage. Siding/roof less than 5 years old. Bring all offers. 704-245-4393

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

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Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

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Remington Polesaw extends to 10'. Electric. $225 value. Sell for $125. Call 704-857-0093

Shoes. New steel toe shoes, size 9. $50. Please call 704-857-8169 for more information.

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Stove. G.E. drop in cook stove practically new. $200. Please call 704637-7524 for more info.

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

2x4x14 $3 2x6x14 $5.50 2x4x16 $4.75 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x93” $1.75 2x10x14 $5 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326

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Refrigerator, Whirlpool, black, side-by-side. $225 obo. Call Tony 704-3050355

Electronics Televisions. 2 32” and a 13” with tape player. All good. $50 each. Zenith TV, $75. Call 704-6384110 before 9.

Machine & Tools

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093.

TV stand 21”H x 20”D x 33”W. Swivels. Glass door, 2 shelves, side door. Holds any weight TV. $85. 704-857-7186

Lumber All New!

Mower. Ariens 40 inch. riding mower. Runs well cuts good. 15hp. Kohler. $500. OBO. 704-2243752 Riding Mower, used Ariens, 8 HP. Has a busted engine block. Plus a used replacement engine. $200. 704-637-7524.

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

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

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2200 Sq. Ft., 4BR/2BA, newer home. 2.99 % Financing for 30 years fixed. No down payment, no PMI. Payments $970 per month. 704-202-9362

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

Lots of Extras

Granite Quarry

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase.

504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 sq.ft., corner lot, hardwood floors, new windows, remodeled bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $79,900. Call 704-279-3821

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

Lots of Room


New Listing

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

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

6B • MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

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

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

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

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

Quality Affordable Childcare

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

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

Concrete Work

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

All types concrete work ~ Insured ~ NO JOB TOO SMALL!

Drywall Services

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

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

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


Sparkling Results, Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates & References Given.


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!”



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


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

Home Improvement

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

A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471 Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

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

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

I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502 I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

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

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

~ 704-245-5599 ~ Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-431-7225

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

The Floor Doctor

Since 1955

Elaine's Special Cleaning


Grading & Hauling


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


Cleaning Services

Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates


Cleaning Services



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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

For Storm Damage from Wind/Hail, call Scott White for FREE inspection/estimates • Roofing • Windows • Gutters • Vinyl Siding Member of BBB

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!”

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Located at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A deluxe boarding facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and “pocket pets”. 3200 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-6613

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

Painting and Decorating

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

• Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

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

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

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

CUSTOM STAINLESS handrails, flagpoles, post. For mailbox anything stainless and for all your welding needs Call Mark 704-762-6338

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

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

Tree Service

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

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

All types of roofing, construction & repairs. Free estimates. Don't get soaked..Give Bill a call!

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

High quality work. Good prices on all your masonry needs.

Miscellaneous Services

Roofing and Guttering

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Masonry and Brickwork


Pet & Livestock Services

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast

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


Office 704-932-6878 • Cell 704-363-5491

Pet & Livestock Services

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

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

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

Right now, government officials have to publish their intentions in the newspaper. Including where they intend to build facilities you don't want down the block. But that will change if some politicians in Raleigh get their way. They want to start putting public notices online instead, buried somewhere on a littleseen, rarely visted government website. Call or email your legislators and tell them to vote against H.B. 472! If you are uncertain who your legislator is, go to for a link to discover who represents you.

SALISBURY POST Homes for Sale Salisbury

Motivated Seller

Homes for Sale Salisbury

Special Financing

Manufactured Home Sales


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

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

On the Lake Cute 1 BR 1 BA waterfront log home with beautiful view! Ceiling fans, fireplace, front and back porches. $189,900. Dale R51875 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 Salisbury

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. R51601. $199,900 Monica Poole, B&R 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

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space been completely has refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

High Rock Lake. Manufactured home on 1.5 acres. Waterfront, attractive landscaping $115k is fair market value, will sell for $95k Call 704-956-6637

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

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors


Lease Purchase

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394


New Home

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

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

Welcome Home!

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


New Listing

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 B&R Realty Yontz 704.202.3663

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

Resort & Vacation Property

Great Oak Island Location

Oak Island, NC. Mobile home and lot for sale by owner. $120K OBO. 252 NE 68th St., 980-6227713 or 704-933-1110 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

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

Land for Sale

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

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

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

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


New Listing

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 $244,200 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Kannapolis city. Approx. 1 acre. On paved street with water & sewage hookup. $30,000. Possible owner financing. 704-933-4022 West Area, several hundred acres avail. Can be divided. Karen Rufty, B&R Realty. 704-202-6041

Lots for Sale Faith

100% Financing


Nice Setting

3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Woodbridge Run subdivision. $2,000 carpet allowance. Storm doors, double pane windows, screened porch, attached double garage. 52136 $165,000 B&R Realty 704-2026041 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

Lots for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools. 2.99% fixed rate for 30 years. Starting at $24,900. 704-202-9362 Western Rowan County

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

Manufactured Home Sales 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

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.

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

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 newly renovated. BA, $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896 East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520

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

Homes for Sale

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 • 7B


$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

Wanted: Real Estate

EXTRA NICE! 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 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Lovely Duplex

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

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

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 3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit Call Rowan $600. Properties 704-633-0446 3-4 BR, 1 BA, near Livingstone College. Has refrig. & stove. No pets. Rent $650, dep. $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 American Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. All electric, no pets. $695 rent, $600 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067 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, refrigerator and has 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

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

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 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 Salisbury Nr. VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, appl req'd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 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 Kannapolis. 2 story townhouse. 2BR, 2BA brick front. Kitchen/dining combo, large family room. Private deck. $600/mo. 704534-5179 / 704-663-7736

Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis 2120 Centergrove Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA, $975 mo.; 125 Kentucky St. 2 BR, 1 BA, $400 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 Kannapolis, 911 Haley St., 2BR/1BA, $475 per month + dep. References required. 704-933-1110 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!

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

Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Salisbury, Kent Exec. Park, $100 & up, 1st month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

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

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


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

They don't build them like this anymore!

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

Houses for Rent

704-633-1234 Salisbury 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, brick at Ro-Med, available June 4. Credit check, lease, deposit. $550 per month. 704-782-5037

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 $450/month + pets. deposit. 704-279-5905 Nr. Carson H.S., 2BR / 1BA, $375 + dep., & Faith, 2BR/1BA, $350 + dep. NO PETS! 704-279-4282

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

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA, new paint, heat and air, and dryer washer Minutes from hookup. schools, hospitals, & I-85. $525 per month + $400 deposit. 828-390-0835 Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appls furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

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

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 S. Rowan area, 2BR/1½ BA. Newly renovated throughout! Appls & W/D. Some furniture. No pets. Priv lot. 2 person limit. $450/mo + $450 dep. 704-213-2272 Salisbury. For Sale or Rent 2BR, 1BA. $339/ month. Please call 704640-3222 for more info.

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

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

Financing Available!

HONDA, 2004, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538




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.

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

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

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

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

Spencer, 3BR/2BA, 7 years old, downstairs bonus room, gas logs in livingroom, includes all appliances including washer & dryer. Nice neighborhood, convenient to schools, 2 car garage, $1,000/mo., $950 dep. 704-202-2610


Industrial/ Warehouse

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

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




Free kittens to good home. 7 weeks old, litter trained. Cute! 2 males, 2 females. Call Jeanne at 704-239-6244

Free dog. German Shepherd. 18 months old. Female. UTD on shots. Call 704-245-3300

Take Us Home!

East Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA. East school district. Private lot. No pet. $500 dep. $125/week. 704-2796574. Leave message

Office and Commercial Rental $$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020 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 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 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

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 Salisbury

Great Space!

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

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 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.

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

Free dog. Jack Russell. Female. 3 years old. To one dog family only. Call 704-636-8181 Free puppies. German Shepard mix. Mother is very sweet and great with kids. Puppies are black with brown markings. Call Jackie 704-633-5107

Great Family Dog!

Puppies, Beagles. Good blood line, first shot, wormed. $60. 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 TOY POODLES

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Kittens (3) free. All bobtail. Please Call 704-210-9172

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

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

Puppies, free. Mother small to med. To good home only call Paul 704232-9535

Kittens, free (5) pretty, part Persian, 3 tigers, 1 tabby, 1 gray and white faced litter trained, eating dry food, 7 weeks old. Call 704 603 4123

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, male and female, part siamese. Beautiful, ice blue eyes! Call 704-645-8613- leave a message if not at home Kittens, free. litter box trained. Both male and female available. Please contact 704-212-2213 for more information.

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

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

Rooms for Rent

Office Space

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239

West Side Manor Apts. Robert Cobb Rentals Variety World, Inc.

China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $550/month, deposit req. Approx. 1,000 sqft. Call 704-202-2065.

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

Salisbury, near Ellis Park. Old Mocksville Rd. 3BR, 2BA doublewide. Electric heat & air. Well water. Storage building with small shed. Garbage service included. $700/ mo. No Section 8. Call 704-279-5765

Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA. Private entrance. No smoking. No late loud noises. Call 704-4312261 or 704-925-9103

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

Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750

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

Office and Commercial Rental

Attn. Landlords

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

Salis. 523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $330/mo + $330/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915.

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

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

East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462

Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Totally renovated. $475-500/mo. W/D connect. Central heat/AC. Sect. 8 OK. All electric. 704-202-5022

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 10% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587

Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $500/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307

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

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

1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

2/1 DUPLEX NICE NEIGHBORHOOD Clean and cozy duplex in Fulton Heights. $450/mo. 1117 Fries 704-797-6130

East Salisbury. 2 & 3BR, 1rentals available. Central air & heat. Appliances. Please call 704-638-0108

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appls, cent. elec. H/A, no pets. $525/mo + dep. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035


Houses for Rent

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

*Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when available; handicapped equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196.

Houses for Rent

Dogs Beagle Puppies for Sale. $60. Call 704-202-6175 Please leave message

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

Livestock 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.

MINI DONKEY FOR SALE Mini donkey, male, gray, 6 months old, intact. Parents on site. Call after 4:00 pm 704-279-4080



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

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

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

8B • MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 Autos




Honda 2005 Accord, fully loaded, $300 down, will help finance. Call 704-872-5255


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

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

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

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

Weekly Special Only $18,995

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700 2004 Mercedes Benz E500, V8, Fully loaded, navigation. Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Classifieds get results! Boats & Watercraft

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

Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Transportation Dealerships

Fishing Boat & Trailer

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

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

(former Sagebrush location)

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

10ft. Jon Boat with seats, trailer, trolling motor, spare tire, battery charger and paddles. Call 704-633-7002

To Sell.. Buy..Call Classifieds 704-797-POST


Classifeds 704-797-4220

Collector Cars

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

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

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

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

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

to show your stuff!

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

Headline type

Motorcycles & ATVs

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


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



Transportation Financing

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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

Volkswagen Beetle GLS, 2000. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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.

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

(former Sagebrush location)

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

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

Transportation Financing

Collector Cars

Boats & Watercraft

*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

Motorcycles & ATVs

Service & Parts

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

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

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

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

Put your picture in your business or service ad for instant recognition.

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

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

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

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to our friend Brenda T. We hope you have a great day. Love Cindi, Sharon & Stacie Thomas

at KIDSPO n of all ages! include FUN for childreils! Call for deta

Inflatables Available!

SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM TRUCK We cater: Graduations, Birthdays,


Happy Birthday Deloris S. May God bless you with many more. Love, Agnes & Ralph


Ask about 75 Special includes 50 Cones!


Hours of daily personal attention and doggie fun at our safe 20 acre facility. Professional homestyle boarding, training, and play days with a certified handler/trainer who loves dogs as much as you do.

Corporate, Church or any event

BOOK TODAY • 704-771-0148

2324 S. Main St. / Hwy. 29 South in Salisbury


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



Team Bounce


We Deliver Parties, Church Events, Etc.

Momma Lynne’s Cool Treats Call 704.640.8764 for Birthdays or any Special Event Blue Bunny Ice Cream S50480




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• Birthdays • Community Days 704-202-6200

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Inflatable Parties

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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.



Happy Birthday Jarvis M. Wishing you many more. Your LCC Family & Auntie


We want to be your flower shop!

Salisbury Flower Shop 1628 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC • 704-633-5310

Tell everyone the

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Call the Celebrations Department of the Salisbury Post and speak with Sylvia Andrews for information on how to publish your Wedding Celebration!

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Buick Ranier CXL SUV, 2007. Cashmere metallic exterior with cashmere interior. T11239A. $12,687. 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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 • 9B


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

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

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

Ford Escape XLT, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. $18,859. Stock #T11062A. 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

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1 TMC (Wed., June 1)

Friday, May 27 - 3:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 31 - 4:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 1:00 pm

Publication Date: Monday, May 30 Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1 TMC (Wed., June 1)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of F. Gilbert Bernhardt, 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 19th 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 12th day of May, 2011. Van L. Bernhardt as Executor for the estate of F. Gilbert Bernhardt, deceased, file#11e472, 156 Edgemont Lane, Lexington, NC 27292 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., Kluttz, Reamer, Hayes, Randolph & Carter, LLP, 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 61420 Notice of Public Hearing The Planning Board for the Town of Spencer has scheduled a courtesy hearing for Tuesday, May 24 at 7PM in the Spencer Municipal Building. The Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 14 at 7PM. The purpose of the hearings is to consider the following: An ordinance amendment which would add omit the requirement for curb and gutter in qualifying paved parking areas. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. For more information please call 633-2231. TOWN OF SPENCER Dustin L. Wilson, Land Management Director

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

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Want to Buy: Transportation

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

NOTICE OF HEARING AND SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE ROWAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT DIVISION – FILE NO. 07JT160 James and Linda Hopper, Plaintiffs, vs. John Doe, Defendant. To: John Doe, the father of Jaydon Edward Hopper, a male child born on the 22nd day of October, 2003, in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, and State of North Carolina, to MALEAH MICHELE HOPPER. Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: to terminate your parental rights of the above-named child. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than the 8th day of June, 2011, said date being thirty (30) days from the first publication of this notice, and upon your failure to do so the Petitioners, James and Linda Hopper, will apply to the Court for the relief herein sought. Your parental rights will be terminated upon failure to answer the petition within the time prescribed. You are entitled to attend any hearings affecting your rights. You are entitled to have counsel appointed by the Court if you are indigent. If you desire counsel, you should contact the Clerk of Court in Rowan County immediately to request counsel. This is a case and any attorney appointed previously will not represent you in this action proceeding unless ordered by the court. This 1the 5th day of May, 2011. Cecil L. Whitley, Attorney for Petitioner, 305 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, Telephone: (704)637-1111, State Bar No. 5889 No. 61394 NOTICE OF SALE NORTH CAROLINA


In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Land Covered by a Certain Deed of Trust Given by Harold Ray Ketchie and Melissa Smith Ketchie To Donald D. Sayers, Trustee for Patricia S. Sides (Jackson) (Book 1060, Page 485, Rowan County Registry) UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by HAROLD RAY KETCHIE and MELISSA SMITH KETCHIE to Donald D. Sayers, Trustee for Patricia S. Sides (Jackson), which Deed of Trust is dated March 13, 2006, recorded in Book 1060, Page 485, Rowan County Registry, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust; and the Clerk of Superior Court granting permission for the foreclosure, said Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the land and property hereinafter described in the manner and upon the terms and conditions as hereinafter stated: 1. This foreclosure sale is and shall be conducted pursuant to the terms and provisions of that certain Deed of Trust described above. 2. The foreclosure sale will be conducted by the undersigned at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in the lobby of the Rowan County Courthouse, adjacent to the Clerk of Court, Salisbury, North Carolina. 3. The real property together with all buildings, improvements and fixtures of every kind and description erected or placed thereon, attached to or used in connection with the real property which will be sold pursuant to the Deed of Trust at the foreclosure sale is located in Rowan County, North Carolina, being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 7 containing 3.365 acres subject to a septic right of way for the benefit of Lot No. 6 as shown upon the survey for Patricia S. Sides dated January 30, 2006, by Riley O. Gobble, Jr., P.L.S., recorded in Book 9995, Page 5669, Rowan County Registry.

No. 61421 Notice of Public Hearing The Planning Board for the Town of Spencer has scheduled a courtesy hearing for Tuesday, May 24 at 7PM in the Spencer Municipal Building. The Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 14 at 7PM. The purpose of the hearings is to consider the following: An ordinance amendment which would add pawn shops to the list of uses by right (permitted) in the Highway Business (HB) District. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. For more information please call 633-2231.

Deadline Date: Friday, May 27 - 10 am Friday, May 27 - 12 noon Friday, May 27 - 4:00 pm Friday, May 27 - 11:00 am

TOWN OF SPENCER Dustin L. Wilson, Land Management Director No. 61419

Notice of Public Hearing


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



Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

No. 61384

No. 61392


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

To Sell.. Buy.. Call Classifieds 704-797-POST

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Randy Ryan Higdon, 616 East Lyerly Street, Lot #9, Granite Quarry, NC 28072. 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 5th 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 28th day of April, 2011. Randy Ryan Higdon, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E444, Hunter Higdon, 3485 Stokes Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Gwendolyn Speights, Having qualified as Executor for the estate of Earnestine Moore Stoner, 417 South Long Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 2nd of August, 2011. 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 27th day of April, 2011. Gwendolyn Speights, Executor for the estate of Earnestine Moore Stoner, deceased, File 11E441, 101 Avenue Z, Birmingham, AL 35214 Attorney at Law/Resident Process Agent, Glenn E. Ketner, Jr., Ketner & Dees, P.A., P.O. Box 1308, Salisbury, NC 28145

Please Note the Following Holiday Deadline Schedule: Publication Date:

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

No. 61354

No. 61353


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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of William Ray Bates, Sr., 336 Allman Farm Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081. 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 18th 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 11th day of May, 2011. William Ray Bates, Sr., deceased, Rowan County File #2011E469, Deborah B. Holzendorf, 1472 Mill Wheel Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Harry C. Parrish, NC Lutheran Home, Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144, all persons, firm and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th 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 18th day of May, 2011. Harry C. Parrish, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E503, Mary R. Blanton, 228 West Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

In Observance of

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

No. 61391

No. 61422

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Mildred Huff Simerson, 202 Wellington Hills Creek, Salisbury, NC 28147. 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 19th 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 12th day of May, 2011. Mildred Huff Simerson, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E473, Deborah Huff Hall, 1750 W. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28147


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The Planning Board for the Town of Spencer has scheduled a courtesy hearing for Tuesday, May 24 at 7PM in the Spencer Municipal Building. The Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 14 at 7PM. The purpose of the hearings is to consider the following: An ordinance amendment which would add allow for administrative (Minor Works) approval of certain commercial signs in the Historic District. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. For more information please call 633-2231. C46642

TOWN OF SPENCER Dustin L. Wilson, Land Management Director

The address of the above described property is: 1170 Wyatts Grove Church Road, Gold Hill, North Carolina 28071 4. The property hereinabove described shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A cash deposit equal in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the first One Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($1,000.00) plus five percent (5%) of the remaining balance of the bid may be required at the time of the sale. 5. The property hereinabove described shall be sold "where is and as is" and subject to the lien of all outstanding and unpaid taxes, assessments, and other encumbrances which may have a priority over the Deed of Trust herein referred to and is subject to all conditions, reservations, restrictions, easements and rights of way appearing in the chain of title, if any, affecting the above-described property. 6. This Notice of Sale shall be posted and advertised as required by the said Deed of Trust and as required by law, and after the sale, a Report of Sale will be entered immediately following the conclusion of the sale, and such sale shall remain open for raised or upset bid as by law permitted and required. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in or on this property, be advised that 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 occupied 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. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated in to the effective date of the termination. This 16th day of May, 2011. Donald D. Sayers, Trustee WOODSON, SAYERS, LAWTHER, SHORT, PARROTT, WALKER & ABRAMSON, LLP, 225 North Main Street - Suite 200, P. O. Box 829, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-0829, Telephone: 704-633-5000, State Bar No.: 3868

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Cushing’s causes multiple problems Dear Dr. Gott: As a faithful reader of your column, I have a request: Would you please mention, on April 8, if possible, that April 8 is Cushing’s Awareness Day? The world needs to know of this disease. It has changed my life. I was a healthy woman until the age of 55. I knew then that “something” was wrong. Long story short: After more a year, I was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. I have had two brain surgeries, Graves’ disease, recurring Cushing’s and 25 radiaDR. PETER tion treatGOTT ments to the pituitary. Eight years later, I still live with the effects of this monster. I am on thyroid medication for life. I have high blood pressure and other health issues, as well. I just want the world to know of this disease. Even if only one person is helped by your printing information about this topic, then a wonderful thing will have been done. Thank you, Dr. Gott. Dear Reader: Unfortunately, I was not able to print your letter, having only received it on April 6. It takes about three weeks before any letter appears in the newspaper. I will, however, print a general overview of the condition. Cushing’s syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder. It occurs when the body produces or receives too much cortisol over an extended period of

time. It can be the result of prolonged use of high doses of glucocorticosteroids, such as prednisone, or from a malfunction of the body’s natural production. This can be the result of pituitary adenomas (up to 70 percent of cases, known as Cushing’s disease), ectopic ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) syndrome (ACTH-secreting tumors or cancer outside the pituitary), and rarely can be caused by adrenal tumors or inherited. Cortisol is a vital component in the body. It helps the body respond to stress, maintain blood pressure and cardiovascular function, regulates carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, reduces the inflammatory response of the immune system, and balances the effects of insulin. The most common symptoms include a rounded face and upper body (abdomen, upper back, neck and between the shoulders (“buffalo hump”), obesity and relatively slender arms and legs. Other symptoms can include acne, slow-healing cuts, bites or infection, bone loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, headaches, thin skin with easy bruising, purple/red stretch marks, depression and/or anxiety, abnormal menstruation and excess body and facial hair in women, and erectile dysfunction and a decrease in libido and fertility in men. Children typically present with obesity and slowed growth. Treatment depends on the cause. Steroid use to control/treat another condi-

tion often requires lowering the dosage or, if possible, switching to a nonsteroid medication. Pituitary adenomas are most often surgically removed. If surgery fails or isn’t an option, radiation therapy and/or cortisol-inhibiting drugs may be used. Ectopic ACTH syndrome can be cured by total removal of the abnormal ACTH-secreting tissue; however, these can be microscopic or widespread at diagnosis and difficult to locate. Cortisol-inhibiting drugs are beneficial. If the abnormal source of the ACTH cannot be found, removal of the adrenal glands may be recommended. Adrenal tumors are also treated by surgical removal of the adrenal glands. Anyone interested in learning more can go online to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (www2.niddk, the Hormone Foundation (www. or Cushing’s Support and Research Foundation (www.csrf .net). If you think you may have the condition, talk to your physician and ask to be tested for it. If he or she is unable or unwilling, ask for a referral to an endocrinologist.

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actress Barbara Barrie is 80. Actress Joan Collins is 78. Actor Charles Kimbrough (“Murphy Brown”) is 75. Actress Lauren Chapin (“Father Knows Best”) is 66. Country singer Judy Rodman is 60. Comedian Drew Carey is 53. Country singer Shelly West is 53. Actor Linden Ashby (“Melrose Place”) is 51. Actress-model Karen Duffy is 50. Drummer Phil Selway of Radiohead is 44. Drummer Matt Flynn of Maroon 5 is 41. Singer Lorenzo is 39. Country singer Brian McComas is 39. Singer Maxwell is 38. Singer Jewel is 37.

Count to a dozen for a dozen needed BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

John Steinbeck said, “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” You hope winners are like rabbits. You get a couple, continue to handle the cards well, and pretty soon you have the dozen needed for your small slam. In today’s deal, how would you try to collect the necessary in your contract of six no-trump? West leads the heart 10. First, North, with 4-3-33 distribution, sensibly declined to look for a 4-4

spade fit. Second, since your opening bid showed 15-17 points in the modern style, it was just possible that either two kings, or an ace and a king, were missing. So North used two doses of Gerber, asking for aces and kings. You begin with 10 top tricks: two spades, three hearts, two diamonds and three clubs. You might get two extra winners from spades. Or you could gain one more winner from clubs and one from spades. What is the correct way to turn? Because your play in spades is determined by the club position, you should attack clubs first. If they break 4-2, you will need four spade tricks. You would cash your king, planning next to play

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low to dummy’s jack. Here, though, the clubs split 3-3. Now you require only three spade tricks. The best play is to cash dummy’s ace, cross to your king, and lead back toward dummy’s remaining jack-five. You will get those three tricks 77 percent of the time.

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Almanac Data from Salisbury through ough 6 p.m. yest. Temperature

Regional Regio g onal W Weather eather Kn K Knoxville le 86/63

Frank Franklinn 886 86/588

Winston Win Wins Salem a 90/ 7 90/67

Boone 79/ 79/58

Hi Hickory kkory 90/65

A Asheville s ville v lle 886/54 86

Sp Spartanburg nb 94/6 94/65

Kit Kittyy Haw H Hawk w wk 8555//722 85/72

Danville D l 88/63 Greensboro o Durham D h m 90/67 92/67 677 Ral Raleigh al 992/68

Salisbury Salisb S alisb sbbury b y 90/63 63 Charlotte ha t e 92/65

Cape Ha C Hatteras atter atte attera tte ter era raaass 8833/ 83/7 83/70 3/7 /70 7 W Wilmington to 88/70

Atlanta 90/65

Co C Col Columbia bia 95/ 95/70 Au A Augusta u ug 995/70 95 95/ 5/ 0 5/70

... ... .. Sunrise-.............................. 6:11 a.m. Sunset tonight 8:26 p.m. Moonrise today................... 12:58 a.m. Moonset today.................... 12:09 p.m.

May 24 Jun 1 Last New N

Darlin D Darli Darlington 94/67 /6 /67

Jun 8 Jun 15 First Full

Aiken ken en 95/ 95 95/67 /66

A Al Allendale llen e ll 999/67 /67 67 naah Savannah 99/700

High.................................................... 87° Low..................................................... 60° Last year's high.................................. 82° Last year's low.................................... 58° ....................................58° Normal high........................................ 81° Normal low......................................... 60° Record high........................... 98° in 1941 .............................42° Record low............................. 42° in 2002 ...............................54% Humidity at noon............................... 54%

Moreh Mo M Morehead o ehea oreh orehea heaad ad C Ci Cit City ittyy ity 8 0 83/70

Forecasts and graphics provided by Weather Underground @2011

Myrtle yr lee B yrtl Be Bea Beach ea each 885/70 85 5//70 55/7 /7 Ch Charleston rle les es 885/72 85 H Hiltonn He Head e 886/74 86/ 6///744 Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.


Charlottee Yesterday.... 85 ........ moderate .......... ozone Today..... 70 ...... moderate N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous

........... 0.00" 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest...........0.00" ................................... 1.55" Month to date...................................1.55" Normal year to date....................... 17.47" Year to date................................... ..................... 16.03" -10s

Seeeaat Seattle S ttlllee atttl


558/47 5888///44477



Southport uthp uth 885/70

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LLumberton b be 92 92/677

G Greenville n e 92/68 68


Go Goldsboro bo b 92/70

Salisburryy Today: 6.1 - medium Tuesday: 7.4 - med-high Wednesday: 7.1 - medium


Above/Below Full Pool

..........-0.75 -0.75 High Rock Lake............. 654.25.......... ..........-2.51 -2.51 Badin Lake.................. 539.49.......... Tuckertown Lake............ 595.3........... -0.7 ............-1.00 Tillery Lake................... 278............ -1.00 Blewett Falls.................177.9 ................. 177.9.......... -1.10 Lake Norman................ 98.40........... -1.6

10s 20s

Francisco Fr raancisco nnccis isc sccoo San Saann Francisco


63 633///44499 63/49

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Minneapolis M iinnnnnneeeaappooolliiss

64 644///44444 64/44

71/50 7711//55500

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770 70/46 0//446

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880/54 80/5 80 0//55544

LLos os A os Angeles Annngggeeellleeess

Kansas K Ka aansas nnsssas as City as Cit ity

7//55555 667/55

779/64 9//64 9/64 64


Cold Front

Washington W aassshhin ing nggttton oonn 885/68 55///66688

A Atlanta tlan anntttaa EEll P Paso aaso ssoo

90s Warm Front 100s

71/63 771 11/63 //66633

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New N eew wY York Yooorrrkk Chicago C hhiiicccaaagggoo


91/69 991 1//669 1/

889/65 99//6655 Miiaaam Miami m mii 87//7 87 /73 87/73 7733

Staationary Front

Showers T-storms -sttorms

H Houston oouuusssttton oonn

Rain n Flurries rries

Snow Ice

91/75 991 1//77755

WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER The storm system that brought active weather to the Northern Plains during the past few days will lift northeastward through Wisconsin toward southern Ontario, Canada on Monday. As it exits, precipitation in the Northern Plains will taper off, while showers linger in Minnesota. Ahead of this system, scattered showers, periods of heavy rain, and thunderstorms will develop from the Great Lakes through the Southern Plains and eastward into parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Areas of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana will see the heaviest rain showers. Meanwhile, moist and moderate to strong unstable atmospheric conditions ahead of this system and fronts will create a moderate risk of severe storms in central and northern Oklahoma. Areas from the Central and Southern Plains northeastward into Mid-Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valleys, and the Lower Great Lakes are at slight risk of severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms in these regions may come with damaging wind, large hail, and a few tornadoes in distinct storms. In the West, a cold trough of low pressure will stir up showers and isolated thunderstorms in parts of the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah as it lingers over the Intermountain West.

Jess Parker Wunderground Meteorologist

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