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Elizabeth Dole took time for pictures as students and staff from Elizabeth hanford Dole Elementary School got to spend a day at Dan Nicholas Park, courtesy of the former senator and her lifelong friend Betty Dan Spencer.

Hanford Dole Elementary students enjoy field trip as Liddy Dole, Betty Dan Spencer spring for treat AN NICHOLAS PARK — Here’s one of those stories you probably haven’t heard about, but should. It involves friends and kids, so it’s a good one. Former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has gained her share of notoriety through the years. How could she avoid it, as she became the first woman U.S. senaMARK tor in WINEKA North Carolina history, held two U.S. cabinet positions, headed the American Red Cross, tire- Elizabeth Dole chats with long-time friend Betty Dan Spencer lessly campaigned in her husband’s 1996 presidential bid and briefly All week, students at the school learned tried running for president herself? about the women who made this unusual But things she and Bob Dole do more qui- field trip possible. Yes, students make field etly often have left the biggest impressions. trips, but usually it’s a grade level or one On Thursday, Elizabeth Dole and lifelong class — not an entire school. friend Betty Dan Spencer collaborated in Roughly 480 students and more than 70 treating Hanford Dole Elementary School to teachers and assistant teachers loaded up an all-day field trip at Dan Nicholas Park. on buses Thursday morning and arrived at It made perfect sense. The school named the park just after 9 a.m. At first, it seemed for Dole would be going to the park created as though Dole and Spencer would try to by and named for Spencer’s father, Dan hug every child as they walked toward the Nicholas. first shelter.


“I’m a hugger,” Dole explained earlier. “I think most North Carolinians are.” Soon the kids were giving the women group hugs and telling them thank you for the special day. “She made the park,” one student told her friend after they met Spencer. “That’s close enough for first grade,” Principal Shanda McFarland said, overhearing. Over the next five hours, Dole tried to meet every class as the students enjoyed what the expansive county park has to offer. Dole and Spencer soaked in all the feedback from the stuon Thursday. dents, whom Dole described with words such as “warmth,” “gracious,” “respectful” and “sweet.” For many of the children, it was their first visit to the park. “It’s wonderful,” reading assistant Susie McIntyre said. “They’ve never had anything like this before.” In the small-world department, McIntyre’s mother, Cora Sue Loflin Bame, went to school with Dole and Spencer.

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RALEIGH — A debate Thursday on a House bill to repeal a method that state government has used over the past decade to borrow money for construction projects turned into a referendum on North Carolina’s debt policies under Democratic rule. The House Finance Committee voted 17-11 to repeal a 2003 law that opened wide the door for the state to issue more debt without the approval of voters in statewide elections. The measure could be voted on by the full

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House next week. The General Assembly has authorized more than $3 billion in so-called “special indebtedness” from 2001 through next year that didn’t require approval by the public, although not all of the debt has been issued. Most of the $850 million in debt authorized by the Legislature in 2008 was special indebtedness and went to build prisons, university buildings and even the polar bear exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo. The state constitution requires traditional bonds, not special indebtedness, be approved by voters, with rare exceptions. Tradi-

tional bonds were last approved statewide by voters in 2000 in a $3.1 billion package for university and community college construction. Republicans who now control the Legislature and offered the repeal say citizens should get a say on incurring debt that could take 20 or 30 years to repay. “This is a good step that can restore confidence to the people in government,” said Rep. Edgar Starnes, R-Caldwell and a finance committee co-chairman. He added that the special indebtedness became a way for politicians to “authorize debt to get around

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the people to have a say-so.” Democrats argue that their authority was used judiciously and kept construction costs down by getting projects under way more quickly, rather than having to wait a year or longer to approve bonds in a referendum. The state of North Carolina is one of a handful of states with the highest bond rating and its overall debt remains within guidelines set by a state debt affordability panel. Rep. Joe Hackney, the Orange County Democrat who was House speaker before the GOP takeover,

SALISBURY — Just in time for aquatic fun on Memorial Day weekend, Alcoa launched its water safety campaign Thursday in partnership with law enforcement agencies. Mark Gross, technical manager at Alcoa, encouraged local residents Thursday to play it safe at High Rock Lake. “This weekend, our beautiful lake will be filled with people enjoying the summer weather,” Gross said. “People will be boating, hiking, camping and having a good time. But it only takes a moment for those good times to turn into tragedy, and that’s why we’re here today.” He said Alcoa promotes its message, “Play It Safe GROSS on the Lakes,” with billboards, newspaper and radio ads, grocery bags and whistles. The company also gave more than 200 free life jackets to local children at three water safety events last weekend. Gross said the near drowning Sunday of a 22-year-old man at Pebble Beach, a public swim area at High Rock, serves as an important reminder about safety. “Hopefully, that close call will be the only incident we have to respond to this summer,” Gross said. By this time last year, four people had drowned on the lake. Steven Barr, a volunteer firefighter from Asheboro, was having a picnic with his family at Pebble Beach and heard cries


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FAITH — A single mother and her 6year-old son have been forced to seek shelter with family members after their home burned Thursday. A neighbor called Megan Miller shortly before 1 p.m. to tell her that heavy smoke was coming from beneath her mobile home at 125 Castle Drive. The neighbor had already called 911. “I went blank,” said Miller, who has rented the mobile home from her father for over a year. “I asked them if they were joking with me. Everything was fine when we left.” The fire destroyed the home where Miller lived with her son Cameron. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Rowan County Fire Investigator Aaron Youngblood said it most likely started under the house. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating and sent samples of debris from underneath the home and from the porch to a lab to rule out any use of accelerants. A friend of Miller’s had a car packed with belongings and was ready to move in

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PARK FROM 1a Throughout the day, the Hanford Dole kids kept running up to Dole to say thank you. She couldn’t pass a group without seeing a few of the children holding out their arms, so she could walk into their embraces. Odet, a first-grader, wanted to give Dole the shiny piece of gold she had uncovered at the park’s gem mine. Other students also fished into their bags and held out their most prized rocks for her to have. Melissa Pierce handed Dole a notebook full of thank-you notes her secondgrade class already had written. Dawn Gilland’s second-graders posed around the senator for a group picture. “A very, very nice day,” Gilland said. “We appreciate the opportunity of being here.” A little boy walked up to Dole and handed her a bottle of water, refreshment against the 90-degree day. “I told you it wasn’t going to rain on our parade,” Spencer told Dole at lunch. Dole seemed to be touched by all these blessings, big and small. Spencer and Dole have sean meyers/FOR the SaLISBURY POSt known each other since kindergarten in Salisbury. elizabeth Dole hugs a student during the former senator’s field day adventure at Dan Nicholas Park. They were in the Junior Book Club together, and the Before the grades split always ambitious Dole reup and went to different armembers appointing herself eas of the park, the whole president. Even as young as school gathered at the large the girls were then, they inCompany Picnic Shelter, vited guest speakers to the where Dole asked the chilclub and took minutes of the dren to work hard, go the ELIZABETH DOLE meetings. extra mile, become involved Salisbury native on day at Dan Nicholas Park with Spencer, who is working in their community and fellow ’54 Boyden High School grad Betty Dan Spencer on the 100th anniversary celknow that God has a great ebration for Rowan Public plan for all of them. Library, recently came Dole said she knew the across a document showing paths, they stayed in touch, know them better. students with her Thursday that Dole read 50 books in with Salisbury often the Soon the idea surfaced Spencer credited Phyllis would become business the summer of 1943. common meeting ground. for a field trip and, in typiCornelison of the park staff owners, lawyers, doctors, As girls, Dole and “I’m so happy to be with cal fashion, Spencer said, and Principal McFarland teachers and leaders. Spencer performed in piano my best friend,” Dole said. “Great, let’s do it.” In the for taking care of most of Park staffer David Lore recitals together. Dole can The all-day field trip for next breath, she mentioned the details. Dole and then introduced the Hanstill tell you the title of the Hanford Dole School grew they better move fast to Spencer shared in whatever ford Dole students to anothsong they played. They also out of a Salisbury dinner the arrange things before the costs were involved — er special guest — an Amerlabored together through women had earlier this school year was over. things such as lunches, ican alligator. Mike Lamtyping and shorthand. spring. Earlier that day, “So here we are,” Dole miniature golf, the gem bert walked up and down The women were part of Dole had visited the school, said. Later, she turned to mine, train and carousel the shelter aisles with a the celebrated class of 1954 and she told Spencer how Spencer and said in amazerides. large rat snake wrapped at Boyden High School and, wonderful the children were ment, “You were so fast to “This just came together around his neck. as their lives took divergent and wished she could get to pick up on this.” so beautifully,” Dole said. “This guy does not have a

“I’m so happy to be with my best friend. … This just came together so beautifully.”

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name,” Lambert said. “Today, I think we’ll call him ‘Hanford.’” Bob Pendergrass then impressed the students with an up-close look at a redtailed hawk. The rest of the day was full of love. Sarah Stepp’s kindergarten class, directed by teaching assistant Gloria Alexander, gave a special singing performance of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.” Dole and Spencer gave the children a standing ovation. The women rode the park’s train. In the depot gift shop, Dole sifted through the stuffed animals, looking for play toys for her dogs back in Washington, Leader and Blazer. Dole rode the carousel with Jacob Pitts, a special needs fifth-grader. At the gem mine, she watched first-grader Kendall McKenna and thirdgrader Patricia Miles sifting through the sluice for precious rocks. She laughed at all the nose and hand smudges on the plexiglass looking into the black bear habitat. Outside the miniature golf course, the secondgraders from Michelle Byers’ class gathered around her bench and asked her for autographs. Dole grabbed a pen and wrote her name 19 times on a piece of paper so each student would have her signature. It was a bit emotional when Dole stood at the edge of the parking lot and waved goodbye to the line of buses going back to the school at the end of the day. Sometimes, little hands waving above the open windows was all she could see because of the tinted windows. “I enjoyed coming here,” third-grader Zahria Bickley said before leaving the park, “and I think she (Dole) made a good school.” “And a good park,” classmate Ava Stapf added. “Miss Betty made the park,” Bickley corrected. Close enough for kids — and friends. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or mwineka@

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Notice of Public Hearing Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission Salisbury, North Carolina

The public will take notice that the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2011-2012 was filed with the Secretary of the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission and is available for public inspection at the Secretary’s office. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held June 8, 2011, noon, at 204 East Innes Street, 2nd Floor. The proposed budget is as follows: Occupancy Tax Proceeds Interest Earnings

$ 298,000 2,000

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$ 194,000 97,000 9,000

$ 300,000

$ 300,000

Comments regarding the proposed budget may be made in writing prior to the public hearing by mailing a letter to the Secretary of Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission, PO Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145; or by sending an email to Correspondence received by Tuesday, June 7, 2011 will be forwarded to the Commission. Citizens interested in this matter are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. This the 12th day of May, 2011

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FRIDAY May 27, 2011


Hot wings stolen from Domino’s delivery driver SALISBURY — A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was reportedly punched in the face by an unknown man and robbed of 40 hot wings Wednesday night near the intersection of Monroe and South West streets. Police said the delivery driver was driving down Monroe Street when he was flagged down by an unknown male. The Domino’s employee got out of his car, placed the delivery bag on the trunk of his car and pulled out the wings. When he turned around, the man punched him in the face, grabbed the wings and ran down the street. Investigators ask anyone with information about this crime to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.

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This lone desk sits in the middle of construction work being done on the China Grove Fire Department. Once complete, the building will also house town hall.

Renovations under way at China Grove fire station ministration (OSHA) cited in a report that the building was not code compliant for sleeping facilities in the vehicle bay. The fire separation and ventilation system were cited as serious deficiencies. The fire department also has a problem because firefighters have to stop traffic to back the truck into the station. In the new plans, firefighters will be able to pull around to the back of the building and pull into the station.


CHINA GROVE — The town is in the early stages of phase II of its renovation/construction project for its fire station at North Main Street. If you rode past the station in recent weeks then you probably saw the construction taking place. The construction to the building began earlier this month and is expected to be complete by next summer. Work on the two-fold project is beginning on the side of the building that once housed the China Grove Police Department, which has now moved to its permanent location at Swink Street.

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The town of China Grove has already completed work on the newly renovated police department and is in the middle of construction on its fire department. frame. It was more economical to use the existing shell said Interim Town Manager Ken Deal. When construction is done, the fire department will share

a space with town hall. The building was cited in a report several years ago as being noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Ad-

Police The new department location at Swink Street was erected in 1976 as the town municipal building. Two rooms at that time served as the entire police department, which employed a chief, supervisor and two of-


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The honor guard of the Sons of Union Veterans Gibbon/Burke Camp No. 2 carries a historic American flag from the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Salisbury National Cemetery last year.

Memorial Day program at National Cemetery Monday SALISBURY — Men and women who have given their lives in service to the nation, and those who are serving now, will be remembered with Memorial Day services Monday. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Sal-

isbury National Cemetery on Military Avenue. Participants will then travel to the National Cemetery Annex behind the Hefner VA Medical Center on Brenner Avenue for a program


• Rowan County offices will be closed Monday. County landfill, recycling centers and processing centers will also be closed Monday. • Salisbury city offices will be closed Monday. Garbage collection will occur on Monday as usual. Public services will not conduct leaf and limb collection on Monday, and city buses will not run Monday. Services will resume Tuesday. Business offices for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities will be closed Monday. For assistance with system issues during this time, call the SRU Emergency Hotline at 704-638-5339. Parks & Recreation centers will be closed Monday. Gates at Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road will be open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Fibrant offices will be closed Monday. For assis-

tance, contact technical support by calling 704-216-7567, option 2 for Internet, option 3 for video or phone. • Kannapolis city offices will be closed. Garbage collection will occur as normally scheduled. The Rotary Express and Splash Pad at Village Park will be open and will operate from noon until 6 p.m. • Spencer Town Hall will be closed Monday. No garbage pickup on Monday, and pickup will run one day behind all week. • Cleveland Town Hall will be closed Monday. Garbage collection will occur as normally scheduled. • Faith Town Hall will be closed Monday. Garbage collection will occur as normally scheduled. • Landis Town Hall will be closed Monday. Garbage collection will not be affected.


SPENCER — An art teacher at North Rowan Middle School was assaulted by a student last week. Deborah Duggins Alexander, 58, was pushed by a 13-year-old male student, causing her to fall, according to an incident report obtained from the Spencer Police Department. The report says Alexander sustained minor injuries. Rita Foil, spokeswoman for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, said Spencer Police issued a juvenile petition against the student. “The student is being disciplined in accordance with the school system’s Code of Conduct,” she said. The Code of Conduct states any student who is at least 13 years old may be suspended for a period of up to 365 calendar days or assigned to an appropriate alternative educational program.

Drugs found during home raid SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was arrested after police raided his home Wednesday and found drugs. Kendrick Lysander Stoner, 32, of 1423 W. Horah St., was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II and schedule VI controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a $10,000 secured bond and made his first appearance in court Thursday. STONER The Salisbury Police Department said a search warrant was served at Stoner’s home Wednesday by the department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit. Found in Stoner’s home were 21 bags of marijuana totaling 11.3 grams, 3 grams of crack cocaine and one set of digital scales.

Turn down the tunes Marijuana found in car after warning for loud music SALISBURY — Police say a Salisbury woman pulled over for loud music Wednesday ended up behind bars after marijuana was found in her car. Lesha Letrice Jefferies, 24, of 804 S. Fulton St., Apt. A was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was given a $2,500 secured bond. Salisbury police said Jefferies was pulled over around the 200 block of North Long Street around JEFFERIES 9:30 Wednesday night, and the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. When the officer searched the car, a set of digital scales was found, along with a small bag of marijuana in the console and a larger bag in the car. A total of 31 grams of marijuana was found.

License checkpoint nets 38 violations SALISBURY — A multi-agency speed and traffic stop produced 38 citations Wednesday morning. Salisbury, China Grove, Rockwell and Landis police departments participated, along with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. The following citations were issued: • 34 speeding violations • 1 seatbelt violation • 1 expired license plate violation • 1 revoked license plate violation • 1 inspection violation Authorities were stopping vehicles and checking speeds at the intersection of I-85 and Jake Alexander Boulevard from 8:45 until 11:45 a.m.


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SALISBURY — Mr. Heyward (Haywood) Harry Hegler, Jr., 83, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center He was born May 11, 1928, in Lancaster, S.C., to the late Oddie Louise Small Hegler and Heyward Harry Hegler, Sr. He was educated in Salisbury city schools. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received a commendation ribbon with Medal Pendant in citation for meritorious service. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Heyward was a plumber by trade and had also been employed in the life insurance business. For some time, he was also employed with Blastit-All, Inc. of Salisbury. Heyward was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Catherine Hegler; and a brother, James Houston Hegler. Survivors include sons Cody Hegler, Wayne Greenway, Michael Greenway; a daughter, Debra Hegler; a sister, Betty Lenora Carlyle (Bobby) of Raleigh; sister-inlaw Judy Hegler of Columbia, S.C.; and six grandchildren. Service: A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (May 29) at Summersett Memorial Chapel conducted by Pastor Joel Hiatt. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Marie Hall Hart Karriker, 87, a resident of Liberty Commons, passed away Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center, following a period of declining health. Born Jan. 12, 1924, in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Verna Shumate Hall. A graduate of North Wilkesboro High School, Mrs. Karriker had worked in the cotton mill industry for more than 40 years and retired from the Swink plant. Mrs. Karriker was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her Lord, family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy Leonard Hart, in 1981; her second husband, James C. Karriker, in 1994; and a son, Kenneth Hall Hart, in 1964. Family members include her sons, Jimmy Karriker and wife Patricia of High Point and James Franklin Karriker and wife Gail of Salisbury; her daughters, Carol H. Cobb and husband Jerry, China Grove, and Jekolia Hipp and husband David, Salisbury; sisters Lucille Johnson, Harsens Island, Mich., Hazel Brown, Moravian Falls, Vecie Shoemaker, Sue Hall Miller and Wanda Adams, all of North Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: The family will receive friends Saturday evening 6-8 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Service: Funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 365 Brown Road, China Grove, where she will lie in state from 2-3 p.m. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Private Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Rowan Regional Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Karriker family.

Eunice 'Peggy' Johnson SALISBURY — Eunice “Peggy” Maxine Johnson, 85, of Salisbury, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at her home. Ms. Johnson was born in Cabarrus County Dec. 7, 1925, to the late Henry and Helen Patterson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Junior Johnson. Eunice was in the restaurant industry for many years, having worked at the first What-A-Burger in Concord. Ms. Johnson is survived by her daughters, Helen Ann Durham Coggins of Salisbury and Barbara (Sue) Furr of Concord; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-greatgrandchildren. The family would like to thank Kerry Martin of Rowan Hospice, and also the nurses of Hospice of Rowan County for all their caring help. Visitation and Service: The family received friends Thursday, May 26 from 12:302 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The service was at 2 p.m. in the chapel with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Larry Beaver officiated the services. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Johnson family. Online condolences may be made at

Khalita Chevete Jones LEXINGTON — Khalita Chevete Jones, 35, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Service: The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 28 at New Jersey AME Zion Church at 12 p.m. with family visitation from 11:15 a.m. until the hour of the service. A private burial will follow the service. Viewing: The public viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Service. Memorials: Donations can be made to the scholarship fund to further the education of young aspiring students at: Dr. Josephine B. Jones, Attn: Khalita C. Jones Scholarship, P.O. Box 1404, Lexington, NC 27292 Online condolences can be expressed to the Jones family at



Alma Rose Heilig Safrit CONCORD — Alma Rose Heilig Safrit, of Irish Potato Road, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast. Mrs. Safrit was born May 10, 1917, in Stanly County, daughter of the late Joseph Heilig and Laura Ury Heilig. She worked in retail sales until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. Safrit. She is survived by two sons, Walter “Chub” Safrit and wife Donna and Robert Safrit, both of Concord; three daughters, Marilyn Lewin and husband Bob of Virginia, Judith Helms of Cornelius and Christy Doherty and husband Tom of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Service and Visitation: Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Kay Overcash. The family will receive friends after the service in the Church Parish Hall. A private burial will be at a later date. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Visit Mrs. Safrit's Book of Memories at

Frances R. McElveen SALISBURY — Frances Rollins McElveen, 89, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete with Lyerly Funeral Home in charge.

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Wayne Bradshaw Weaver, Jr. CLEVELAND — Wayne Bradshaw Weaver, Jr., 68, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. Wayne loved a lot of things in his life including his family, a community of friends and hunting buddies, and tapping his foot to really good bluegrass music. He was born Feb. 14, 1943, in Deland, Fla., the son of the late Wayne Bradshaw Weaver and Esther Hahn Weaver. He was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School in Asheville, N.C., and of Western Carolina University. In 1967, he was married to Alice Rogers Weaver, who survives. Wayne served in the U.S. Navy and, prior to working for and retiring from the Rowan/Salisbury School System, he worked as an industrial engineer for several different companies. He also held a state general contractors license. Most recently, he drove a school bus for Cleveland Elementary School. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lutheran Men in Mission and served on the congregational council. In addition to his wife, Wayne is also survived by his daughter, Laurie Alison Weaver of Greensboro; his son, Jonathan Andrew Weaver and wife April of Salisbury; and beloved grandchildren Jack and Audrey of Salisbury. Also surviving are one brother, Donald R. Weaver and his wife, Sandra, of Charlotte; cousins including Michael Hughey (Sherrill) and Patrick Hughey; nieces and nephews; and other special family members. Wayne was a fixture around Western Rowan County, easily spotted in his pickup truck, bibbed overalls and baseball cap as he made his rounds. He was many things to many people — a husband, a dad and a “Pop” to his grandchildren; a friend, a handyman, and a tinkerer of the finest sort. He loved us, worried over us and always, always took very good care of us. He will be greatly missed. Service and Visitation: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. The family will visit with guests at the church at the conclusion of the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Building Fund, 11020 N.C. Hwy. 801, Mount Ulla, NC 28125. The family wishes to thank the community for the extraordinary outpouring of affection during this difficult time. It has made all the difference. Online condolences can be made at Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville is serving the family.

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KANNAPOLIS — Nina Lee Howell, age 77, died at her home Wednesday, May 25, 2011. was She born April 24, 1934, in Franklin County, Ga., to the late Boston and Ina Osley. Mrs. Howell was employed with Cannon Mills in the wash cloth department for many years. She was a member of Charity Baptist Church, where she was very active and dearly loved. She was a member of VFW Post 8989 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Howell is survived by one son, Scott E. Howell and wife Barbara of Faith; four daughters, Darlene Gantt and husband Mike of Enochville, Cathy Honeycutt of Concord, Jackie Atwell and husband Rodney of China Grove and Lori Deaton and husband Jeff of Salisbury; one sister, Montine Griffin of Kannapolis; nine grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and Cline Osborne, her boyfriend. Service and Visitation: Funeral services for Mrs. Howell will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at Whitley's Funeral Home with Rev. R.J. Hammonds officiating. The family will see friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday before the services. Burial will be at the Salisbury National Cemetery 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. Memorials: May be left to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at

MOORESVILLE — Faye Stewart, 85, of Mooresville, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Graham County to the late Dock and Laura Carpenter Stewart. She was a graduate of Western Carolina University and then received her Master's from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. Miss Stewart retired from the Rowan County School System after 39 years of dedicated service. Many will remember her as their business teacher at West Rowan High School. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Mooresville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence, Ray and Gay Stewart; and sisters Ethel Stewart and Imogene Brown. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29 at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Wiseman officiating. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Troutman Chapel. Memorials: May be made to Central United Methodist Church, 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Stewart family. Condolences may be made to the family at

Marvin George Miles, Sr. GRANITE QUARRY — Marvin George Miles, Sr., 86, of Granite Quarry, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born July 17, 1924, in Beecher Island, Colo., he was the son of the late James Philo Miles and Mabel Conner Miles. Mr. Miles graduated from Norwood High School, Norwood, Colo., received his undergraduate degree from Catawba College, his Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and did advanced educational study at Duke University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army's 13th Airborne Division during World War II serving in the European Theater. Mr. Miles started his career as a Social Studies teacher at Spencer High School, where he also served as assistant athletic director, head basketball and baseball coach and assistant football coach. He served as principal of Ansonville School, grades 1-12 in Ansonville, Rohanan School, grades 1-12 in Richmond County and Thomasville High School, Davidson County. He was the second president of Montgomery Community College in Troy before retiring. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury and was a lifetime member of the 13th Airborne Veterans Association. Mr. Miles enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley Miles, James Miles and Dwight Miles. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Mary Butner Miles; sons Marvin George Miles, Jr. of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and William James Miles of Salisbury; brothers Melvin Miles of Albuquerque, N.M., Nelson Miles of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Dale Miles of Shoshone, Idaho; grandchildren Jonathan David Miles and wife Elizabeth Hamer Miles of Salisbury, Hannah Elizabeth Miles of Raleigh, Robin Kendrick Miles of Salisbury; great-grandchildren McClain Elizabeth Miles, Maryn Frances Miles and John David Miles. Service: Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday (May 28) at the Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Salisbury with the Rev. Brian Farmer officiating. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Summersett Funeral Home. Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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James Edward Alston GRANITE QUARRY — Mr. James Edward “Skeet” Alston, 89, of South Oak Street, passed on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. in Salisbury.

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Highway Patrol steps up patrols for holiday weekend The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday officially kicks off the summer vacation season in North Carolina. This means more people will be on our highways, increasing the chance of traffic crashes. Troopers will increase patrols on all interstates and major four lane highways during the holiday weekend. Speed is the leading cause of traffic collisions and fatalities in the state. “Memorial Day is the beginning of a busy travel season across the state,” said Colonel Michael Gilchrist, State Highway Patrol commander. “We are asking all motorists to buckle up and be extremely careful when traveling to their various destina-

tions. I have instructed our troopers to aggressively crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving recklessly and more importantly, drinking and driving,” said Gilchrist. The Highway Patrol will also join other law enforcement agencies at “Click-It or Ticket” seatbelt checkpoints across the state throughout the week, and troopers will be participating in the nationwide “Operation C.A.R.E.” (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). “Operation C.A.R.E.” is a coordinated education and enforcement effort involving all Highway Patrol and state police agencies across the nation. These high visibility patrols during national holiday periods are designed to prevent crashes and ensure voluntary compliance with the

motor vehicle laws. The Memorial Day holiday, which is set aside to honor deceased men and women from the Armed Forces, is expected to be a busy one on North Carolina highways. The holiday weekend officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and ends at midnight, Monday, May 30. Last year, 11 motorists died and 358 were injured in traffic collisions investigated by the Highway Patrol over the Memorial Day holiday. Citizens may report crashes, impaired drivers, stranded motorists or other highway situations to the Highway Patrol by dialing *HP (*47) on their cellular telephones. This is a toll free call that connects the caller to the nearest Highway Patrol communications center.


out of retirement to serve in Iraq after Sept. 11, 2001. For more information about the Kannapolis service, contact Jimmy Wilson with Beaver-Pittman Post No. 115 at 704-933-8249. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars. The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to “Memorial Day,” which was first used in 1882. It did not become common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by federal law until 1967. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. lo-

cal time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. For more information call John T. Spruyt, director of the National Cemetery, at 704-6362661.

FROM 3a to begin at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the main flagpole committal shelter. The program has been organized to remember and honor all military members have served or are currently serving the nation. Sgt. First Class Charles Hannel will be the keynote speaker in the ceremony. In Kannapolis, the BeaverPittman Post No. 115 will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. in Village Park with patriotic music from local artists. At 11:45 a.m., veterans of all wars will parade from the activity building at the park to the amphitheater for the ceremony. The ceremony will begin at noon and there will be a special POW/MIA remembrance service during the event. The guest speaker will be Col. Hector Henry, one of three doctors over the age of 70 who came

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Two charged with breaking and entering in China Grove CHINA GROVE — An alert neighbor led authorities to charge two China Grove men with felony breaking and entering and larceny charges, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday. According to the report, a neighbor of Erasmo Angeles, who owns a home at Lentz Road, called authorities to report that two suspicious men had stopped near Angeles’ home, got out of their car, and walked into the woods behind the home. When officers arrived at the house, they found a window broken and two doors open. They then heard a banging noise coming from the woods behind the home. An officer called out, telling whoever was in the woods to come forward. Jason Marin Comer and Dustin Allen Furr walked out of the woods and told officers they were riding the pipeline on a four wheeler and found scrap metal, the report said. Angeles’ daughter, Miriam, arrived and told the officers someone had been breaking into the home and stealing property for several months. Angeles said her family didn’t live there but was storing property there and planned to move in at a later date.

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Officers walked into the woods and found a blue four wheeler and a pile of scrap metal. They searched the car belonging to Comer and found a 5-gallon bucket filled with scrap metal, along with a box filled with household items and scrap metal. Angeles told police the scrap metal pile in the woods and the metal found in the trunk of the car came from the home. Comer and Furr were each charged with felony larceny and f e l o n y breaking and enterCOMER ing. Comer, 29, of 579 Barnhardt Road, was placed under a $15,000 secured bond. Comer since has made bond FURR and been released from jail. Furr, 25, of 295 Lakeview Lane, was placed under a $10,000 secured bond. Furr was still in jail Thursday.

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SPENCER — The new cosmetic restoration of a classic steam locomotive was unveiled at the N.C. Transportation Museum in a ceremony May 21. The Southern Railway No. 542 has more than a century’s worth of history as a working locomotive, a display piece at one of the Triad’s largest parks and an appearance three years ago in the George Clooney-starring movie “Leatherheads.” The May 21 rededication of the Southern Railway No. 542 took place at the Bob Julian Roundhouse officiated by Chief of Museum Services and Education Larry Neal and museum volunteer John Barnett, who helped organize the restoration. As the engine rolled out of the roundhouse and onto the turntable, all the volunteers who contributed long hours and hard work to the restoration were recognized. The No. 542 was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in August 1903. Classified as a 2-8-0 Consolidation, the locomotive operated in North Carolina on the Southern Railway around Statesville and Winston-Salem. Similar class 2-8-0 locomotives were extensively used by the Southern to pull freight trains throughout the entire system. The Southern owned only 90 of this rare type J-class locomotive. The No. 542 was part of a series numbered 505548. During its time in operation, repairs and regular maintenance to the No. 542 were performed at Pomona Shops in Greensboro and Spencer Shops, now the site of the engine’s home, the N.C. Transportation Museum. The engine’s working career lasted until 1954. But while the engine would never run again, the No. 542 has had a very active retirement. Upon its removal from service, Southern Railway donated the engine to Tanglewood Park near Clemmons. It would remain on display for visitors, a fixture at the park for 37 years. The locomotive also served as an early part of the park’s now well-known Christmas light

SALISBURY — Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor its 61st Annual Debutante Ball starting at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Catawba College Community Center. This year’s ball will feature 11 young ladies from surrounding high schools. From Salisbury High School, Ayuanna Alexander, Chantel Barkley, Demrest Barkley, Janaye Hargrave, Briana Jackson, and NyQuamia Wells; from West Rowan High School, Brittney Barber, Amber Holloway, and Christa Landy; from North Rowan High School, Cristian Blanding; and from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Haley A. Duncan. All Debutantes were required to attend 15 sessions which included: “Getting to Know Yourself,” book club

The No. 542 was built in 1903. It remained in service until 1954. displays. In 1991, N.C. Transportation Museum officials came to an agreement with the park, trading an exIllinois Central locomotive for the No. 542. A grant from the WinstonSalem Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society funded the locomotive’s move. As the final remaining J-class locomotive used by the Southern Railway, the piece was an important part of Spencer Shops’ history and the N.C. Transportation Museum. The locomotive was displayed in the Roundhouse for many years to follow. In 2008, Hollywood came to the N.C. Transportation Museum. The site and several pieces of rail equipment were chosen for use in “Leatherheads,” which Clooney starred in and directed. While the engine was cosmetically restored for the movie, something was missing. The No. 542’s tender, pulled behind all steam locomotives to carry water, fuel and coal, was in rough condition. Museum volunteers, however, had just put the finishing touches on their restoration of the tender for the No. 604 steam locomotive. The decision was made to use the No. 604’s tender and change the No. 542’s designation — the numbers painted on the side — to No. 604. Following the appearance in “Leatherheads,” the No. 542, still bearing the numbers 6-0-4, was featured at the museum, primarily on the display track near the Master Mechanic’s Office. This recent cosmetic restoration, however, puts each piece back into its rightful place. With museum volunteers Barnett and Robin Eanes overseeing the project, the locomotive’s original tender has been restored and reattached and the designation has been returned to 5-4-2.

reading with local author Tara White, visit to the local History Museum, “Healthy You Session,” table etiquette, photo shoot and several sessions on choreography to learn the “Colonial Minute,” a longtime tradition of the sorority. The Debutante Ball continues to represent a rich tradition committed to the ideas of scholarship and service. The ball is just one of the many activities sponsored by the Zetas of Salisbury to help worthy young ladies meet some of the financial obligations in institutions of higher education. Clara Corry serves as basileus/president of the sorority. Joann P. Diggs, Dianne Moore and Tina Holman served as chairwomen of the debutante activities. Cylista Brady serves as the chairwoman of choreography.

Forsyth County judge faces September hearing for fixing traffic tickets WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A September hearing date has been set for a Forsyth County judge accused of fixing traffic tickets for her friends and members of her church. The Winston-Salem Journal reported the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission will hold a hearing for District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield on Sept. 7. The commission filed the charges against Hartsfield in March, accusing her of mishandling 22 cases in 2007 and

John Barnett breaks a bottle on the front of No. 542 to celebrate the restoration. The locomotive has had the proper air compressor installed. All the piping and handrails have been placed back on the locomotive and new jacketing has been fabricated and installed on the backhead. A grant from the Greensboro Chapter of the NRHS helped to fund the cosmetic restoration over the last several months. All in all, the engine now looks like it appeared serving the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad in 1947, if not better. It will be displayed in the Bob Julian Roundhouse and remain a treasured part of the museum’s rail collection for many years to come.

2008. She also is accused of giving misleading statements to the State Bureau of Investigation. Hartsfield said she had a general practice of waiving fines, striking court costs or not imposing punishment in non-alcohol-related traffic offenses to help defendants who were not able to pay the fees. She denies she did anything improper or lied to the SBI.

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FROM 3A ficers, according to current Chief Eddie Kluttz. Kluttz has moved back into the original office of Richard Overcash, who was chief of police and the man who hired Kluttz in 1979 as a patrol officer. The new police station underwent a few renovations/ improvements and was painted, but much of the structure was left as it was when it held town hall, Kluttz said. One of the first noticeable differences is a keyless entrance for officers at the back of the station. Another change was to what was once council chambers. It now holds a patrol room for officers. Each officer has a desk with laptop computer for network operations. Also, two offices are for department sergeants. The board used to sit on a raised platform that Kluttz said was more economical to build upon than tear down. Crews remodeled the old vault that will be used for evidence and a property control area, he said. Also included in the plans were a video-monitoring sys-

Federal investigators at site of western NC crash UNAKA (AP) — Federal investigators have arrived in the remote mountains of North Carolina to determine what caused a twin-engine plane to crash. Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin said Thursday that there were no survivors from the Wednesday afternoon crash, but authorities were still trying to figure out how many people were on the plane. Lovin says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have investigators at the site of the crash. FAA officials say the plane was flying from suburban Atlanta to Hazard, Ky., when it crashed some 125 miles west of Asheville. The plane was a Beech Baron 58, which typically has four to six seats. It was registered to Aero Resources Corp. of Hazard, which said it had no information on the crash.

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Construction plans Before any of the renovations could begin, the town had to obtain interim financing. The short-term loan came from RBC Bank in Hickory and was approved in February by the board. A USDA loan approved in March 2010 takes effect after construction. Also in February, the staff at town hall moved from its location at 205 Swink St. to its temporary location at the former Rowan Medical Mall, 308 E. Centerview St. It was also in February that the board chose Momentum Construction in Charlotte as the low bidder. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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Lindsay Lohan begins serving sentence on house arrest LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan returned to a women’s jail before dawn on Thursday and was released before rush hour to begin serving a four-month jail sentence at her home for a probation violation. The actress left the lockup with an ankle monitor that she must wear for about 35 days, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Whitmore said the “Mean Girls” star is paying for the costs of her monitoring. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service in April.

Lawmakers send extension of bill to fight terrorism to president for signature WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of postSept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper the law enforcement powers to ensure that individual liberties are not abused. Following the 250-153 evening vote in the House, the legislation to renew three terrorism-fighting authorities headed for the president’s signature with only hours to go before the provisions expire at midnight. With Obama currently in Europe, the White House said the president would use an autopen machine that holds a pen and signs his actual signature. It is only used with proper authorization of the president. Obama will be awakened by 5:45 a.m. in France so he

can review and approve the bill and authorize his signature, the White House said. A short-term expiration would not interrupt ongoing operations but would bar the government from seeking warrants for new investigations. Congress bumped up against the deadline mainly because of the stubborn resistance from a single senator, Republican freshman Rand Paul of Kentucky, who saw the terrorist-hunting powers as an abuse of privacy rights. Paul held up the final vote for several days before the bill passed the Senate 72-23. The measure would add four years to the legal life of roving wiretaps — those authorized for a person rather than a communications line or device — of court-ordered searches of business records and of surveillance of nonAmerican “lone wolf” suspects.

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Lawmakers seek quicker end to Afghanistan war WASHINGTON (AP) — War-weary Republicans and Democrats on Thursday sent the strongest message yet to President Barack Obama to end the war in Afghanistan as the commander in chief decides how many U.S. troops to withdraw this summer. A measure requiring an accelerated timetable for pulling out the 100,000 troops from Afghanistan and an exit strategy for the nearly 10-year-old conflict secured 204 votes in the House, falling just short of passage but boosting the hopes of its surprised proponents. “It sends a strong signal to the president that the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people want change,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said after the vote. Obama will begin drawing down some of the troops in July, with all combat forces due out by 2014. McGovern and others fear that the initial reduction will be a token cut of some 5,000, numbers they argue fail to reflect that Osama bin Laden is gone and the United States can’t afford spending $10 billion a month on the war. An Associated Press-GfK poll earlier this month found

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Sixteen years after the bull-necked military commander went on the run, a pale and shrunken Ratko Mladic was hauled into a courtroom Thursday to face charges of genocide in ordering torture, rape and the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995. A Serbian government that has changed mightily since Mladic’s alleged atrocities trumpeted his early morning arrest as a victory for a country worthy of EU membership and Western embrace. It banned all public gatherings and raised security levels to prevent ultra-nationalists from making good on pledges to protest. Mladic faces charges of genocide and war crimes at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, where judge Fouad Riad said there was evidence of “unimaginable savagery.”

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tore through the city, one was sitting on a wooden chair outside the wreckage of her home, cuddling her cat. Sally Adams, 75, said neighbors rescued her Sunday after the storm destroyed her house and took her to a friend’s home. When the Associated Press told her she was on the missing list, Adams laughed and said “Get me off of there!” Missouri officials had said they believed many of the missing were alive and safe but simply hadn’t been in touch with friends and family, in part because cell phone service has been spotty. The AP found that was the case with at least a dozen of the 232 still unaccounted for Thursday. They included two survivors staying at a hotel, six that a relative said were staying with friends and one that a former employee said had been moved from his nursing home.

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ROUNDUP, Mont. (AP) — Another Montana town Thursday was swamped with floodwaters that have washed out roads and rushed though houses across the state — and hundreds more homes downstream in the Dakotas could be hit as heavy rains and melting mountain snow force record releases from bloated dams on the Missouri River. Ongoing flooding in beleaguered Montana could end up being the worst in decades, officials warned. The conditions are ripe: unusually heavy snowpack in the mountains, persistent spring rains and waterlogged ground incapable of soaking up any more moisture. The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday it was measuring record flows in many rivers and streams, topped by the larger Yellowstone and Musselshell rivers. “These are major floods, and we know that people’s lives could potentially be at risk,” said John Kilpatrick, the agency’s Montana water science center director. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted hundreds of homes in downstream states could flood as the water flows eastward toward North Dakota. The problem could persist into July in the Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska and elsewhere. In Montana, more roads and highways were being closed Thursday and three more counties declared flood emergencies as dozens of rivers and streams overflowed their banks. Roundup was the latest victim of the ongoing flooding, as up to 6 feet of water coursed through the mining and agricultural town of about 1,800. “There’s never been water like this since we’ve been here,” said 88-year-old Dan McCaffree, a retired mechanic and rancher.

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Vermont closer to becoming first state with full public health care MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont still has “a few challenges” ahead to meet its goal of a universal health care system this decade, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday as he signed into law the bill designed to make the state the nation’s first with fully publicly funded health care. More than 150 people, including legislators, administration officials, advocates who pushed for the bill and a handful of opponents gathered on the Statehouse steps as storm clouds threatened but gave way to humid sunshine. “We gather here today to launch the first single-payer health care system in America, to do in Vermont what has taken too long — have a health care system that is the best in the world, that treats health care as a right and not a privilege, where health care follows the individual, is-

n’t required by an employer — that’s a huge jobs creator,” Shumlin said. Among Vermont’s challenges: getting waivers from the federal government at a time when the U.S. House has come out strongly against the less ambitious federal health care bill passed last year. The Vermont law also leaves for future debate whom the state would pay SHUMLIN for its publicly financed health care system, what benefits would be covered and a host of other details to be figured out by a new state board in consultation with the Legislature and administration officials. “This bill has a long, long, long

way to go,” said Craig Fuller, managing director of the Employers’ Health Alliance, a Vermont-based group that tracks health reform for businesses. But that didn’t stop supporters from celebrating Thursday. “We’re going to hear all kinds of scare stories that this is a thoughtless experiment or that it is too bold,” said Dr. Deb Richter, a longtime advocate of a single-payer health care system. “But I would remind you that every other industrialized country is doing what we are trying to do. And they do it for far less money, they live longer and they get betterquality care.” Under a the law, a five-member board will be appointed by October to set up Green Mountain Care, as the state system is to be called. Among the board’s tasks will be to

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cloe Waters takes emir Halik, her 22-year-old stallion, to his pen Wednesday in casper, Wyo. Waters organizes horse shows threatened by an equine herpes outbreak. impacts on wild horse populations could be disastrous.” Traced back to a cutting horse competition earlier this month in Ogden, Utah, the virus has been exposed to more than 1,000 animals through direct or indirect contact with infected horses. Symptoms include fever, decreased coordination, nasal discharge, loss of tail tone, hind limb weakness and inability to rise. So far, no animals managed by the BLM are known to have been infected, BLM spokesman Tom Gorey said Thursday. He said the agency is considering limiting horse movement on a case-by-case basis and may cancel some scheduled adoption events. The federal agency “has been working with state and federal animal health officials to help protect the health and

well-being of wild horses and burros on the range, along with those in BLM holding facilities,” Gorey said. Horse owners should contact local BLM offices to see if there are any restrictions before bringing domestic horses onto federally managed public lands. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign was among the groups that have joined the call for “an abundance of caution ... because of the potential catastrophic consequences that could occur if the virus spreads to the wild horse herds.” “Given the serious nature of the virus and the already diminished population of mustangs in the west, the BLM needs to act quickly to ensure that the virus does not spread,” campaign spokeswoman Deniz Bolbol said.



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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Concerned about the threat of a catastrophic outbreak of a herpes virus among wild horse herds in the West, national animal advocates on Thursday called on the federal government to keep potentially infected domestic horses away from mustangs and burros on public lands. The Humane Society of the United States urged the Bureau of Land Management to “discourage and, if possible and appropriate, prohibit” owners of private horses from bringing animals at risk of Equine Herpes Virus-1 onto federal lands where they could have contact with wild horses. “The potential for a catastrophic outbreak of EHV-1 among wild horse herds needs to be addressed by the BLM on an emergency basis,” Holly Hazard, the society’s chief innovations officer, wrote in a letter to BLM Director Bob Abbey. The federal agency should launch a public education campaign immediately about the highly contagious disease, which has infected dozens of horses and killed at least nine, as officials plan horse-related activities for the upcoming holiday weekend, she said. EHV-1 poses no risk to humans, but can be fatal to horses. It can be airborne and transmitted by touch or by sharing feed, brushes, bits and other equipment. The virus “is a highly transmittable disease, and the symptoms don’t show up immediately,” Hazard told the Associated Press. “You can have a horse that may have been exposed and you are not even aware they are carrying the virus. The most vigilant thing for everybody to do is enjoy their horses on their own property until the health officials have it sorted all out,” she said. Hazard said, “Since EHV-1 infections can be fatal … the

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Hydrangeas seem to be blooming everywhere. It is a very showy plant that is making a statement all over Rowan County. Of all the hydrangeas, oakleaf hydrangeas are blooming in dramatic fashion. Oakleaf hydrangea, or Hydrangea quercifolia, is a white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest that includes fall foliage color, leaf texture and bark interest. Another attribute is its toughness and ability to thrive in much dryer locations than other hydrangeas. Danny Lauderdale, extension agent in Pitt County, says “the shrub is relatively easy to grow given the right environment. The plant can take full sun to half shade; however, they do best with shade from the hot afternoon sun. The plant thrives best with a layer of mulch to maintain a cool, moist root environment. Amending the soil in the planting area with organic matter is also beneficial. Apply mulch at a depth of 4 inches, keeping the mulch away from the stems. Don’t plant oakleaf hydrangeas in full sun.” Landscape designers also appreciate its texture in the gar-

den due to the size and the large, deep lobes. The edges of the leaves have serrations or fine teeth that are not sharp since the leaves are not very stiff. Healthy plants have dark green leaves with a white or brown look on the bottom due to fine hairs. In the fall before leaves drop, they turn brilliant shades of red, orange and purple through November. With age, the stems of oakleaf hydrangeas become cinnamon-brown and the bark begins to peel. Plants usually grow up to 6 or 8 feet high in the average landscape but can reach heights of 12 feet. Width is the same as height. Flowers open white in panicles up to 12 inches long and 4 inches wide. Individual flowers within the cluster are about 1 inch. Flower color changes from white to pink with some purple, then brown. There are probably more than 30 cultivars of oakleaf hydrangea available. The most popular cultivars are Harmony, Alice and Alison. Alice is a vigorous cultivar with white flower heads over a foot long. A more compact, smaller cultivar is Snow Queen. It produces pure white 8-inch flower heads that gradually turn pink. Snow Flake has large, hose-in-hose double

hydrangea flowers are about 1-inch, and the color changes from white to pink, then to brown. flowers that open white but have dark pink sepals. Pee Wee and Sykes are compact forms only reaching about 3 to 4 ft tall at maturity. For more information about oakleaf and other hydrangea cultivars go to: Darrell Blackwelder is the

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High heat and humidity compound problems T big shrubs that look like hydrangeas. They have a big white blooms. What are these plants? Answer: The plants you see on the sides of the road in bloom now are common elderberry (Sambucus canadensis). It is a fairly common large shrub with large, white, flat-topped flower clusters. After bloom, the plant produces clusters of purple-black fruit.

he last few days of May have delivered unusually hot weather and excessively high humidity normally associated in July and August. Coping with the excessive elements often compounds other problems caused DARRELL by insects BLACKWELDER and diseases. Below are questions posed earlier this week by homeowners. Question: My squash plants are beautiful and have really big blooms, yet I don't have any squash setting fruit. What is the problem? Answer: All cucurbits — cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. and including squash — need honey bees to pollinate. You don't have enough bees or they may be distracted with other blooming plants and are not pollinating your squash. For example, when poplar trees are blooming, bees will go to them first. Be patient or you can handpollinate the vines with a

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The elderberry plant has blooms that resemble hydrangeas. small artist’s brush. Question: My neighbor has planted bamboo in his yard and now it is coming up in my lawn. How do I control this plant? Answer: Bamboo is very difficult to control. Few herbicides are effective on bamboo. The only treatment regimen that has been proven to be effective is a winter application of the granular herbicide Casoron combined with summer spot sprays using glyphosate (Roundup). Cut

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Question: When is the best time for me to prune my azaleas? I have quite a few plants that need to be pruned back. Answer: Most azalea shrubs can be pruned back now, but you need to do this soon. These plants set their buds in late summer, so try to have the plants pruned by July 4th. Question: My tomato plants’ leaves are rolled up. The plant otherwise looks good and has tomatoes. Is there something wrong with the plant? Should I spray it with anything? Answer: Many of the newer and some older tomato cultivars roll their leaves during growth. The plant is fine.

“They came from outer space,” claims David Salman, who sent out a press release that claims he discovered a unique group of extraterrestrial plants in an unmapped meteor crater just west of Roswell, N.M., of all places. Though he discusses it at length on YouTube, we cactophiles know it was all a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign to encourage people to take a fresh look at the importance of our precious native cacti. Salman had me going as I read his fantastic claims, which also included a name for this fictitious cactus, “Ariocarpus extraterrestrialensis.” Salman’s day job is chief horticulturist at High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, N.M., but he’s a dyed-in-the-wool cactophile. He probably used “Ariocarpus” because it is a little-known genus outside the cactusgrowing community. It has a limited range extending from the limestone hills of the Rio Grande southward to central Mexico. With only eight known species, they are incredibly rare in the wild. As supply dwindled, the sales price of a mature specimen skyrocketed, which encourages illegal collection of plants from the wild. Now Ariocarpus are endangered due to habitat loss and over-collecting in unregulated Mexican deserts. Sadly, this is due to the small size and spinelessness that make them easier to carry away. Minus the spiky armor of other species that don’t slip easily into a pocket, plucking an ancient Ariocarpus from the ground is easy with these conveniently small, slow-growing plants. Ariocarpus need CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) documents to be exported from, or imported into, the United States, as well as health certificates. Therefore, buying them from Mexico or anywhere else outside the U.S. without proper documentation is illegal. The vast majority of Ariocarpus plants sold today should be cultivated from seed in a nursery, but there remains an active black market among collectors. They are difficult to find online but plentiful on eBay, where amateur growers are selling their seed-raised plants. This is the best place to get started collecting with a wide range of affordable seedlings. Larger Ariocarpus are among the most expensive cacti to buy. This is because it takes years to reach a marketable size and decades to become a mature specimen. Slow growth also limits seed production. Because this is not a cactus that produces “pups,” or offsets that can be severed and rooted into new plants, making a new individual represents quite an investment. It requires growing from seed or grafting a bit of Ariocarpus onto faster-growing cacti to increase the population for sales. This cactus is highly sensitive to soil conditions, which no doubt led Salman to suggest possible intergalactic origins. It is found in extremely porous mineral soils with little to no organic matter, much as you’d find on an uninhabited planet. Ariocarpus will tolerate water only during its summer growth period. Applying water any other time of year can be


Part-time assistant joins Cooperative Extension Katie Baros joined the Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County on May 16 as a part-time program assistant. Katie will be assisting the Cooperative Extension staff with various projects during the busy season, including 4H Summer Fun, the Millbridge Elementary Discovery Garden and the Rowan County Fair. Katie and her husband, Jonathan, recently relocated BAROS from College Station, Texas. Katie is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in animal science. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in agricultural development with a focus on adult and distance education. Her interests include animal agriculture, equine science and extension program development.


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Wife wants buns in the oven; hubby in the trash a sink washing pans just because my lovely wife wants to be a full-time baker. The only time I even hinted at the fact that I didn’t want to work there, she called me lazy and unsupportive (I typically only work about 15 or 20 hours a week.) How can I tell her that I don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day operation of her new business, and at the same time convey that I support her fully? — Hurtin’ Husband Dear Hurtin’: While getting family members to work in the family business is a timetested recipe for success, compelling a spouse to take out your business’s trash is a less than savory ingredient in a marriage. Would you accuse your wife of being lazy or unsupportive if she didn’t want to sweep your office floor or tote your mass mailing to the

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cating — I stated to him that I enjoy hearing the sound of a human voice and I don’t like texting. I then said, “How do you feel about using the telephone rather than texting ... since I am rather old-fashioned and traditional?” He laughed (LOL), and said, “I know how to use the telephone.” Well you guessed it — communication from him consists of email rather than a telephone call. Is the telephone considered too personal and intimate? This “fine gentleman” also texted to tell me that he met someone two weeks before he met me, and they’re not “a couple” so if it doesn’t work out he’d like to see me. Now it’s my turn to LOL. What gives? — Rose

Dear Amy: Has dating etiquette changed so drastically — or am I behind the times? After taking a prolonged hiatus from dating, I recently rejoined a wellknown dating website. I have met (so far) two men who have communicated only by texting. Yes, we have met in person, but any follow-up communication has been by text (one man canceled our third date by text). Prior to meeting the second man — who happens to be in his 60s, so he knows alternative ways of communi-

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Use a reminder bracelet to stay on track Reminder bracelets can be made cheaply. A beaded bracelet can help you remember to drink enough glasses of water or help kids to remember their homework, an disearly missal for an appointment, to return library books, or for daily tasks such as brushing their teeth or SARA making their NOEL bed without being told. They work well to remind yourself of your goals when put in a situation to either overeat or overspend, as well. The first reader tip features an even cheaper bracelet idea. Make a reminder bracelet: Get a thicker rubber band, write your message on it (maybe something motivational or a reminder to take your medications) and wear it on your wrist. — Nada, Canada

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Freeze citrus. My father taught me a lemon/lime trick that works great. If you slice citrus fruit and quick-freeze the slices, they can be transferred and stored and easily retrieved in a small glass jar or old frosting container in the freezer for use later in drinks or to garnish food in cooking. — Janet N., email

Repurposed containers. My planters are yogurt cups and the greenhouses are 1-gallon water bottles, cut in half. When the season is done, what I don't decide to keep is all recyclable! — Donna, California

Microwave use. Remove wax from candleholders (just not metal or lead crystal candleholders). Microwave for 30 seconds. If it is not soft enough, nike another 30 seconds. You don't need to melt the wax, just make it soft enough to peel off. You can

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New use for old socks. I use old socks to cover my skeins of yarn to keep them from getting dusty. (I have a fairly large stash.) I have also made a mop from the socks to replace the rag mop style. Just zip tied them to the mop handle and mopped away. I had that mop for almost three years and just replaced the socks as needed. My mother, who thinks I deprive myself, bought a Swiffer mop for me. I then made replacements for it instead of the disposables. I told her next Christmas a roll of foil would be GREAT! The roll I got 2 years ago is almost gone. — C.L.,


Prevent perspiration stains on bra. I use my anti-antiperspirant on that area. Works well for me. Deodorant might also work. — Judi, Michigan

Use for 3-tier hanging basket. For the last 40 years of our married life, my husband has put a hook above my kitchen sink (off to the right hand side, above the corner of the sink) and I have hung a plant hanger up there. When I have a small batch of dishes to wash, I put the dishes in the hanger. I put my rubber gloves in the top basket, I have a small utensil holder (out of an old drainer) in the second basket and I put large, washed items in the bottom basket. Dishes are done, out of the way, and they can drip into the sink. No need to have my dish drainer on the counter all the time and I have been doing this for years.


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“Hangover Part II” is the much-anticipated sequel to the first installment released in 2009, which went on to become the highest-grossing Rrated comedy of all time. Bringing together the original cast, including Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, director Todd Phillips has transplanted the fun to Thailand and has taken the Rrated situations to a whole new (lower?) level. The film has already collected $10.4 million from midnight screenings early Thursday and will likely top the five-day holiday period with receipts well in excess of $100 million. Animated films have provided many of the success

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no headache for “Hangover Part II” this holiday weekend, with North American ticket sales expected to exceed $100 million. And unlike the pain of last Memorial Day, there should be no holiday headache for Hollywood, either, with several strong movies in the marketplace likely to boost this year’s total for one of the busiest movie-going periods of the year to well over $200 million. This would be up from $192 million last year, the lowest level in nearly 20 years, and could perhaps rival the highest grossing Memorial weekend ever — $255 million in 2007. Warner Bros.’ debuting

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Snipping off bogus yarns n unfair trade environment continues to cost thousands of textile jobs in the Carolinas. Federal mechanisms that already have been put into place aren’t being used to their full potential because there aren’t people and money to enforce them. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat from Greensboro, again is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would help address those inequities by cracking down on illegal yarn trafficking. Free-trade agreements allow duty-free shipments to other countries of U.S.-made yarn that will be made into garments exported back here duty-free. But non-U.S. yarn also is being used by companies that pass themselves off as American. According to the National Council of Textile Organizations, textiles and apparel have the highest fraud rankings of any industrial product. The textile group estimates that 42 percent of all duties collected by customs and border inspectors — totaling approximately $11 billion — are derived from textile imports, by far the largest source of such revenue. To address the problem, Hagan and Reps. Larry Kissell, D-8th, and Walter Jones, R-3rd, are lobbying for passage of the Textile Security Enforcement Act (TESA). When a similar bill was introduced in 2010, it garnered strong bipartisan support from the state’s congressional delegation. Then it went nowhere in Washington. As it stands, there aren’t enough inspectors to deal with the volume of yarn-based goods being shipped back to the United States from other nations, including those in CAFTA and NAFTA. Hagan says her bill would help “level the playing field” by increasing the number of apparel verification specialists at 15 ports and by enhancing customs checks at border crossings. Her bill also would establish an electronic verification program that tracks yarn and fabric imports from companies operating under free trade agreements. While the state’s textile industry has lost more than 200 plants since 1997, it still is a force to be reckoned with, employing thousands of workers. Yet, while the U.S. textile industry is the third-largest exporter of textile products, it often is placed at a disadvantage because other nations aren’t honoring their end of trade agreements. Closing loopholes, stepping up export/import enforcement and demanding environmental safeguards in foreign manufacturing processes all would help close the growing and costly gap. As co-chairwoman of the Senate Textile Caucus, Hagan can play a key role in leveling that playing field. Others in the state congressional delegation can help. Even though North Carolina’s textile industry may never reclaim its past glory, it is still a strong player. Ensuring that it gets a fair shake in growing world markets would help keep it strong.


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Dark times in Tennessee Mosque case reveals fever of extremism o, it turns out Islam is a religion. Imagine that. Granted, this would be considered self-evident by most of us, but it has been a matter of great controversy in the Tennessee town of Murfreesboro, where 17 people went to court last year to prevent a group of Muslims from building a mosque. On their own land. The need to defend this fundamental right was only one of the ordeals visited upon the Muslims of Murfreesboro, who have also faced threats, vandalism and arson. As recently, vividly illustrated in “UnLEONARD welcome: The Muslims Next Door,” a troubling PITTS CNN documentary, the antagonists here are a clownish band of bigots scared witless by the prospect that a new mosque will be built in their community by a congregation that has already worshipped in said community for 30 years. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. The 17 had contended Muslims have no constitutional freedom to worship because Islam is not a religion. So the statement at the top of this column represents not just self-evident truth, but an actual ruling last week by an actual judge in an actual court. Again: seriously. Chancellor Robert Corlew, the aforementioned actual judge, was obliged to verify that Islam — which has survived 14 centuries, and claims a billion and a half adherents — is a religion. As reported in the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, in throwing out most of the plaintiff's case, Corlew also dismissed claims that “Kevin Fisher, an AfricanAmerican Christian, would be subject to being a second-class citizen under Sharia law; Lisa Moore would be targeted for death under Sharia law because she’s a Jewish female; Henry Golzynski has been



harmed because he lost a son fighting in Fallujah, Iraq, by insurgents pursuing jihad as dictated by Sharia law.” Maybe you're tempted to turn away in disgust. Yield not to temptation. We need to see this. This is what it looks like when a country loses its mind. It looked like this in Germany in 1938 on Kristallnacht, in Rwanda in 1994 when the Hutus savaged the Tutsis, in America in 1942 when the Japanese were herded behind barbed wire. My point is explicitly not that Muslims face mass vandalism, genocide or internment. Lord only knows what they face. Rather, my point is that the psychological architecture of what happened then is identical to the psychological architecture of Murfreesboro now. Once again, we see people goaded by their own night terrors, hatreds, need for scapegoats, and by the repetitive booming of demagogues, until they go to a place beyond reason. And in that place inevitably lies a dark night of malice, destruction and awful deeds that seem like good ideas at the time. When it passes, like a fever, we — the doers and those who simply observe — are left shivering in a cold dawn as reason reasserts itself, wondering how barbarism overtook us, what broke loose inside us, and vowing that it will never happen again. Never again. Me, I don’t fear Muslims. I fear Muslim extremists. I fear extremists, period. And that group in Murfreesboro, make no mistake, are extremists. Against their extremism, I find bitter succor in the inevitability of that cold dawn. Yes, there will come a morning after. But first we must learn how dark this night will be. • • • Contact syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts via e-mail at


Harold Camping was wrong about what the Bible says May 21 turned out to be just another day, no end of the world, no rapture, just another day giving us a chance to do what is necessary for when the time comes that the Lord returns to receive his children home. Undoubtedly, Harold Camping, who predicted May 21 as the end of the world, wanted a bit of publicity. The Expositor’s Bible (KJV) clearly states in Mark 13:32: “But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the Angels which are in Heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” (The Son of Man, under the self-imposed limitations of the Incarnation, says that even He himself did not at that time know the hour of the Second Advent, and of the time of the fulfillment of these other things grouped around that event; without a doubt, He now knows, and I’m sure the angels now know as well; but then they didn’t.) The Bible does not mention “the end of the world,” and we as Christians and believers should read the word of God and remember that no one but the Father knows when the rapture will occur. By doing this,

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Was information relevant? Regarding the May 23 article about a woman being jailed and charged with trafficking heroin and possession of several drugs: Why was it necessary to print who her parents were and what tragedy took their lives? How could printing these facts be relevant to her arrest? — Albert and Joann Wingler Mooresville

These really are lonely planets Scripps Howard News Service

In a discovery that should send science fiction writers racing to their keyboards, astronomers have discovered 10 potential planets, gas giants as large as Jupiter, just wandering through the farther reaches of the Milky Way, apparently un-tethered to any star. There is a possibility these planets could be in exceptionally wide orbits but astronomers think not. Having probably been ejected by some event in their original system, it is likely that they are following no orbit at all. And these free floating planets may be even more common than stars, perhaps twice as common, meaning there could more than 400 billion of them roaming through our galaxy. And even more common may be planets

closer to the size of Earth because, being smaller, they would be easier to expel from their original orbits. These smaller planets may even be habitable, absent the warmth of a star, because thick layers of greenhouse gases could retain heat. Working with a team of astronomers in Japan and New Zealand, Notre Dame physicist David Bennett wrote the study that found the giant planets, in large part because they are massive enough to bend the light of the stars they pass in front of. In the more than a decade since the first ever planet outside of our solar system was detected, astronomers have identified more than 500 so-called exoplanets. And now we have free-range planets. It must make life difficult for the prophets of doom. Just as the predict the end of the world, the astronomers find more of them.

Soldier’s Cry Sing me a song of times forgotten, of memories lost and moments shared. Sing me a song to comfort my soul, to give me a smile and bid me farewell. Sing me a song. Tomorrow I leave for places unknown, with distant shores and nights endless. Think of me when nights are lonely. Hold our love close to your heart. It's hard to explain the torment and fear, but easier knowing you are there. Sing me a song, all through the night of peace and rest and a journey safe. Sing me a song to comfort my soul, to give me a smile and bid me farewell. Sing me a song. • • • Dicy McCullough of Salisbury is the author of the children’s book, “Tired of My Bath.”

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Bayne’s pain Driver says docs don’t know what caused symptoms/14B


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

Associated Press

CONCORD — Dale Earnhardt Jr. remains as popular as ever in the stands. Car owner Rick Hendrick remains a fan, too. Minutes after a popular vote gave him the last spot in Saturday night’s NASCAR AllStar race, Earnhardt acknowledged he’s had discussions with Hendrick Motorsports about extending his contract past 2012. “We’ve been talking on the phone a little bit, seeing what we think, and I am excited to be where I am,” Earnhardt said. “From my heart, it’s an amazing organization and just great, great people.”


Junior close to deal BY MIKE CRANSTON

FRIDAY May 27, 2011

Now, that’s racin’

Earnhardt has just one victory, in 2008, since teaming with Hendrick. That’s also the only year he’s made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in the No. 88 Chevrolet. But a crew chief change following a miserable 21stplace finish in the standings last year has changed Earnhardt’s fortunes some. While Earnhardt’s winless streak is at 104 races, he’s currently fourth in the Sprint Cup standings. “We’ve still got a lot of things that we’d really like to accomplish on the race track,” Earnhardt said. “If I get the opportunity to stick around, I’m definitely excited about



Kurt Busch is catching heat for driving 83 mph over the speed limit.

Busch apologizes for driving 128 mph BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

CONCORD — Kyle Busch apologized repeatedly Thursday for showing a “lack of judgment” in driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone in a borrowed Lexus. Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving, and speeding following a Tuesday stop. He was driving a nearly $400,000 bright yellow Lexus. In his scheduled media session at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Busch apologized several times for the joyride and said he would not make the mistake again.

“I’m certainly sorry that it happened,” he said. “All I can do is apologize to the public, my friends, my fans and my sponsors. I’ll look at this experience as a learning experience and move forward.” The citation shows that Busch allegedly told the officer who stopped him the Lexus was “just a toy,” but seemed to realize the flippancy of that remark Thursday. “It wasn’t a toy, it’s a high performance vehicle,” Busch said. “It should be driven with caution. Obviously I didn’t have caution.

See BUSCH, 14B


Heat beats Bulls Associated Press

CHICAGO — LeBron James, Heat 83 Dwyane Bulls 80 W a d e a n d Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot. James scored 28 points, Wade added 21, and they led a furious rally in the final minutes as the Miami Heat eliminated Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 83-80 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday. James and Wade were simply spectacular down the stretch, each scoring eight during a game-ending 18-3 run as Miami wiped out a 12-point deficit to win the series. Now, the Heat are headed back to the NBA finals for the first time since 2006, and in a fitting twist, they’ll be facing the Mavericks. Back then, with Wade leading the way, Miami beat Dallas to capture the championship. This time, it’ll be James and Dirk Nowitzki going for their first rings. The Heat will host Game 1 on Tuesday night. For Miami’s Big Three, this was the plan right from the start. The Heat had their difficulties along the way, including a fivegame losing streak in March, but look at them now. They just knocked off the team that won more games than any other, that boasted the league’s MVP in Rose and sent expectations soaring around Chicago in a way not seen since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were racking up championships. Rose led Chicago with 25 points but hit just 9 of 29 shots. He fouled Wade on a key four-point play and missed a tying free throw with 26.7 seconds left. James had 11 rebounds and six assists. Wade’s late surge helped negate his nine turnovers. Bosh added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Heat pulled out a dramatic win. “We had to go through a lot of adversity,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That struggle that we went through in March, where we lost five straight — all of them close games, where we didn’t execute down the stretch and weren’t able to close games out — that helped us. As painful as that was, we had to go through that fire together to be able to gain the confidence where we could be successful now.”

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Former West Rowan quarterback Bryan Aycoth has become one of the nation’s top javelin throwers at Livingstone.

A slinging success Former all-county quarterback Aycoth now a javelin champion et’s see if I’ve got this straight. When Bryan Aycoth used to play football in the fall at West Rowan, he was a quarterback who was named Rowan County Offensive Player of the Year. When Aycoth suits up for Livingstone College in the fall, he’ll be a linebacker. When Aycoth used to play baseball in the spring at West RONNIE GALLAGHER Rowan, he was an allstate catcher, using that strong right arm to throw out


runners. When Aycoth suits up in the spring at Livingstone, he is still using that strong right arm, only now to throw the javelin. The what? That’s right. The javelin. It’s the new toy for the sportscrazed Aycoth, a Livingstone junior. He gets some quizzical looks when he talks about it, too. Aycoth remembers running into West Rowan football coach Scott Young, whose initial reaction to his former star was, “So you’re a javelin thrower now, huh.” Yes he is, and a very good one. In just three years, he has gone from

novice to one of the best throwers in the nation. In 2009, he was second in the CIAA (47.86 meters). Last year, he won the league title with a throw of 52.93. This season was his best. He slung the one-pound, eight-foot long bar 60.27 meters, barely missing out on the nationals in California. He finished 17th in the country. The top 16 qualified. The national meet eluded him by a mere two inches. Still, that’s pretty good for a country boy who had no idea what a javelin was when first introduced to the event. “I was clueless,” Aycoth laughed.

• Aycoth picked up the sport almost by accident. Blue Bear track coach Justin Davis, also a former West Rowan star, knew of Aycoth, knew of his mojo, and thought, “Hey, why not?” Davis explained. “I knew he was a quarterback and it has the same motion as baseball. Once you have a base of throwing, the javelin becomes natural.” “If you throw it right,” Aycoth smiles, “ it flies.” Aycoth doesn’t look the part of a javelin thrower. Most are tall and


Clijsters stunned in French BY HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press


Kim Clijsters agonizes over her French Open loss.

PARIS — There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th. In assessing her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands on Thursday, the second-seeded Clijsters could have pointed to her heavily taped right ankle, which she hurt while dancing barefoot at her cousin’s wedding last month. In recounting how she managed to waste two match points and drop 11 of the last 12 games after leading 5-2 in

the second set, the Belgian could have mentioned that she last entered the French Open in 2006, and had played a total of five clay-court matches anywhere since. And in explaining her 65 unforced errors — 43 more than her opponent made — and 10 double-faults, Clijsters could have reminded everyone that she hadn’t competed at all since late March because of that bum ankle and previous injuries to her right shoulder and wrist. Instead, the winner of the last two Grand Slam titles, and four overall, pointed a finger squarely at herself and an odd crisis of confidence.



Bayne’s pain Driver says docs don’t say what caused symptoms/14B


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

Associated Press

CONCORD — Dale Earnhardt Jr. remains as popular as ever in the stands. Car owner Rick Hendrick remains a fan, too. Minutes after a popular vote gave him the last spot in Saturday night’s NASCAR AllStar race, Earnhardt acknowledged he’s had discussions with Hendrick Motorsports about extending his contract past 2012. “We’ve been talking on the phone a little bit, seeing what we think, and I am excited to be where I am,” Earnhardt said. “From my heart, it’s an amazing organization and just great, great people.”


Junior close to deal BY MIKE CRANSTON

FRIDAY May 27, 2011

Now, that’s racin’

Earnhardt has just one victory, in 2008, since teaming with Hendrick. That’s also the only year he’s made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in the No. 88 Chevrolet. But a crew chief change following a miserable 21stplace finish in the standings last year has changed Earnhardt’s fortunes some. While Earnhardt’s winless streak is at 104 races, he’s currently fourth in the Sprint Cup standings. “We’ve still got a lot of things that we’d really like to accomplish on the race track,” Earnhardt said. “If I get the opportunity to stick around, I’m definitely excited about



Kurt Busch is catching heat for driving 83 mph over the speed limit.

Busch apologizes for driving 128 mph BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

CONCORD — Kyle Busch apologized repeatedly Thursday for showing a “lack of judgment” in driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone in a borrowed Lexus. Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving, and speeding following a Tuesday stop. He was driving a nearly $400,000 bright yellow Lexus. In his scheduled media session at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Busch apologized several times for the joyride and said he would not make the mistake again.

“I’m certainly sorry that it happened,” he said. “All I can do is apologize to the public, my friends, my fans and my sponsors. I’ll look at this experience as a learning experience and move forward.” The citation shows that Busch allegedly told the officer who stopped him the Lexus was “just a toy,” but seemed to realize the flippancy of that remark Thursday. “It wasn’t a toy, it’s a high performance vehicle,” Busch said. “It should be driven with caution. Obviously I didn’t have caution.

See BUSCH, 14B


Heat beats Bulls

jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST

Former West Rowan quarterback Bryan Aycoth has become one of the nation’s top javelin throwers at Livingstone.

A slinging success Former all-county quarterback Aycoth now a javelin champion et’s see if I’ve got this straight. When Bryan Aycoth used to play football in the fall at West Rowan, he was a quarterback who was named Rowan County Offensive Player of the Year. When Aycoth suits up for Livingstone College in the fall, he’s be a linebacker. When Aycoth used to play baseball in the spring at West RONNIE GALLAGHER Rowan, he was an allstate catcher, using that strong right arm to throw out


runners. When Aycoth suits up in the spring at Livingstone, he is still using that strong right arm, only now to throw the javelin. The what? That’s right. The javelin. It’s the new toy for the sportscrazed Aycoth, a Livingstone junior. He gets some quizzical looks when he talks about it, too. Aycoth remembers running into West Rowan football coach Scott Young, whose initial reaction to his former star was, “So you’re a javelin thrower now, huh.” Yes he is, and a very good one. In just three years, he has gone from

novice to one of the best throwers in the nation. In 2009, he was second in the CIAA (47.86 meters). Last year, he won the league title with a throw of 52.93. This season was his best. He slung the one-pound, eight-foot long bar 60.27 meters, barely missing out on the nationals in California. He finished 17th in the country. The top 16 qualified. The national meet eluded him by a mere two inches. Still, that’s pretty good for a country boy who had no idea what a javelin was when first introduced to the event. “I was clueless,” Aycoth laughed.

• Aycoth picked up the sport almost by accident. Blue Bear track coach Justin Davis, also a former West Rowan star, knew of Aycoth, knew of his mojo, and thought, “Hey, why not?” Davis explained. “I knew he was a quarterback and it has the same motion as baseball. Once you have a base of throwing, the javelin becomes natural.” “If you throw it right,” Aycoth smiles, “ it flies.” Aycoth doesn’t look the part of a javelin thrower. Most are tall and


Clijsters stunned in French BY HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press


Kim Clijsters agonizes over her French Open loss.

PARIS — There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th. In assessing her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands on Thursday, the second-seeded Clijsters could have pointed to her heavily taped right ankle, which she hurt while dancing barefoot at her cousin’s wedding last month. In recounting how she managed to waste two match points and drop 11 of the last 12 games after leading 5-2 in

the second set, the Belgian could have mentioned that she last entered the French Open in 2006, and had played a total of five clay-court matches anywhere since. And in explaining her 65 unforced errors — 43 more than her opponent made — and 10 double-faults, Clijsters could have reminded everyone that she hadn’t competed at all since late March because of that bum ankle and previous injuries to her right shoulder and wrist. Instead, the winner of the last two Grand Slam titles, and four overall, pointed a finger squarely at herself and an odd crisis of confidence.


2B • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

TV Sports Friday, May 27 AUTO RACING 11 a.m. VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 Carb Day Noon VERSUS — IRL, Indy Lights, Freedom 100, at Indianapolis 1 p.m. VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, pole qualifying for Indianapolis 500 8 p.m. SPEED — World of Outlaws, at Concord, N.C. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Heavyweights, Chris Arreola (31-2-0) vs. Kendrick Releford (22-142), at Reno, Nev. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Stanford at Alabama (if necessary) 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Texas A&M at Arizona St. (if necessary) GOLF Noon TGC — PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, second round, at Louisville, Ky. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship, second round, at Irving, Texas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:10 p.m. WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Atlanta or San Francisco at Milwaukee (8 p.m. start) NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference finals, game 6, Dallas at Oklahoma City (if necessary) NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference finals, game 7, Tampa Bay at Boston (if necessary) TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — French Open, third round, at Paris

Area schedule Friday, May 27 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 5 p.m. Kannapolis at Greenville AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Kannapolis at Lexington Mocksville at Asheboro JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Hi-Toms at Carson HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL 5 p.m. North Iredell at East Rowan (3A quarterfinal)

American Legion Mooresville Legends play at Mooresville High School. Mooresville Post 66 plays at Lake Norman High.

Rowan schedule Home games at Newman Park at 7 p.m. June 1 ..............Mooresville Legends June 3..........................South Rowan June Mocksville June 5 ..........................Rocky Mount June 6.....................................Wilkes June Concord June 8 ...............................Statesville June 12 ..............................Randolph June 14.....................................Surry June 15 Randolph June 17 Mooresville Legends June South Rowan June 19 ......................Mooresville 66 June 20.............................Mocksville June 21 Stanly June Wilkes June 24 Statesville June 25 ...............................Alabama June 26.................Eastern Randolph June 27 ...................................Stanly June 28............................Kannapolis June 29................................Concord July Mooresville 66 July 4 Kannapolis

South schedule Home games at SR High at 7 p.m. May 28..............................High Point May 29 Mooresville 66 (NL) May 30 ...............Mooresville 66 (NL) June 1 Stanly June Kannapolis June 3 Rowan June 4 Mooresville 66 June 6 ..............Mooresville Legends June 7 ............Kernersville B-Dogs June Concord June Wilkes June Mocksville June 16 Lexington June 17 ...................................Stanly June 18 ..................................Rowan June 20 ......................Mooresville 66 June 21 Statesville June 22 Mooresville Legends June 24................................Concord June 25.............................Mocksville June 27...................................Wilkes June 28 ..........................Thomasville June 29 .............................Statesville July 1 ...............................Kannapolis

Kannapolis schedule Home games at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise May Lexington May 28...............................Lexington June Mocksville June 2..........................South Rowan June 4 Statesville June 5 Mooresville 66 June Concord June Wilkes June 8 Stanly June 9...............................Mocksville June 20 .............................Statesville June 21 ............Mooresville Legends June 22................................Concord June 24 Stanly at Kannapolis (Webb Field) June 26 Mooresville 66 at Kannapolis (Webb Field) June 28 Rowan June 30 Mooresville Legends July 1 South Rowan July 2............Wilkes (at Webb Field) July 4......................................Rowan

Mocksville schedule Home games at Rich Park at 7 p.m. May 27 Asheboro May 28...........................E. Randolph May E. Randolph May 30 ....................Western Forsyth June 1..............................Kannapolis June Lexington June 3 .....................................Stanly June 4 ....................................Rowan June 5 Alexander June 6 ........................Mooresville 66 June Kannapolis June 10........................South Rowan June 12 .............................Alexander June Wilkes June 14 Mooresville Legends June 16 Statesville June 18 Stanly June 19 ...................Western Forsyth June 20 Rowan June Concord June 22 Mooresville 66 June 24 ............Mooresville Legends June South Rowan June 26..............................Lexington June 27................................Concord June 29...................................Wilkes July 1 ................................Statesville July 2 .................................Asheboro

College baseball Tournaments Atlantic 10 at Camden, N.J. Wednesday’s games (5) Richmond 5, (4) Xavier 4



(6) La Salle 6, (3) Dayton 5 (13 inns.) Dayton 1, Xavier 0, Xavier eliminated Thursday’s games (1) Charlotte 6, Richmond 0 (2) Rhode Island 7, LaSalle 4 Dayton 10, La Salle 5, La Salle eliminated Friday’s games Rhode Island vs. Charlotte Richmond vs. Dayton TBD Saturday’s game TBD NCAA Regional (June 3-5) TBD

Kannapolis at Greenville, 7:30 p.m., 2nd game Saturday’s Games Asheville at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m. Kannapolis at Greenville, 7 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Hickory, 7 p.m. Greensboro at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. West Virginia at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Rome at Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Savannah at Augusta, 7:05 p.m.

Southern Conference at Charleston, S.C. Wednesday’s games (7) Furman 12, (2) UNC Greensboro 6 (3) Samford 5, (6) Appalachian State 3 (8) W. Carolina 10, Elon 7 (20 inns.) (4)Georgia Southern 4, (5) College of Charleston 2 Thursday’s games App. State 6, UNC Greensboro 4, UNC Greensboro eliminated College of Charleston 4, Elon 3, Elon eliminated Samford 7, Furman 1 W. Carolina vs. Ga. Southern, late Friday’s games Furman vs. App. State College of Charleston vs. TBD Saturday’s games Samford vs. TBD TBD  TBD Sunday’s game TBD

PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Friday, May 27 Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. STANLEY CUP (Best-of-7) Wednesday, June 1 Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4 Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 6 Vancouver at Boston-Tampa Bay winner, 8 p.m.

Southeastern Conference at Hoover, Ala. Wednesday’s games (7) Alabama 7, (2) Arkansas 4 (3) Florida 7, (6) Mississippi State 5 (1) South Carolina 7, (8) Auburn 3 (4) Vanderbilt 1, (5) Georgia 0 Thursday’s games Arkansas 7, Mississippi State 2, Miss. State eliminated Georgia 3, Auburn 2, Auburn eliminated Florida 6, Alabama 0 Vanderbilt 3, South Carolina 1 Friday’s games Alabama vs. Arkansas Georgia vs. South Carolina Saturday’s games TBD Sunday’s game TBD Atlantic Coast Conference at Durham Pool A — (1) Virginia, (4) North Carolina, (5) Miami, (8) Wake Forest Pool B — (2) Florida State, (3) Georgia Tech, (6) Clemson, (7) N.C. State Wednesday’s pool play Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 0 Virginia 13, Wake Forest 1 N.C. State 7, Florida State 0 Thursday’s pool play Miami 7, North Carolina 5 Florida State 6, Clemson 3 Georgia Tech vs. N.C. State, late Friday’s pool play Virginia vs. Miami, 11 a.m. Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. North Carolina vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m. Saturday’s pool play Clemson vs. N.C. State, 11 a.m. Miami vs. Wake Forest, 3 p.m. Virginia vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship TBD, FOX Sports South, 1 p.m. Big South Conference at Lexington, Va. Tuesday’s games (5) Gardner-Webb 14, (8) High Point 4 (6) Radford 3, (7) VMI 1 Wednesday’s games (1) Coastal Carolina 5, (6) Radford 0 (2) Liberty 13, (5) Gardner-Webb 5 (3) Chas. Southern 9, (4) Winthrop 3 Thursday’s games Gardner-Webb 11, Radford 5, Radford eliminated Coastal Carolina 10, Winthrop 6, Winthrop is eliminated Liberty 6, Charleston Southern 1 Friday’s games Charleston Southern vs. Gardner-Webb Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty TBD Saturday’s game Championship game

Prep baseball Playoffs 1A West Regional series South Stanly (21-7) at Murphy (23-3) 2A West Regional series East Lincoln (22-6) at E. Rutherford (25-3) 3A West Regional series South Point (22-2) at Marvin Ridge (19-9) 4A West Regional series TC Roberson (24-4) at SE Guilford (26-3)

Prep softball Playoffs 1A West 4th round South Stanly (24-3) at E. Surry (24-4) Murphy (24-2) at Swain (24-5) 2A West 4th round Surry Cent. (16-10) at C. Davidson (25-3) Owen (26-2) at Pisgah (20-4) 3A West 3rd round 4th round N. Iredell (18-7) at East Rowan (23-2) Crest (21-3) at Fred T. Foard (22-4) 3A East 4th round Nash Central (19-5) at Conley (22-4) S. Vance (22-3) or W. Alamance (26-2) at SW Randolph (24-4) 4A West 4th round SW Guilford (21-8) at N. Davidson (26-1) Porter Ridge (24-1) at Alex. Central (27-1)

Prep soccer Championships at Cary’s WakeMed Park Admission $8, parking $5 1A SW Onslow (11-8-3) vs. Central Academy, Saturday (19-4-1), 10:30 a.m. 2A Carrboro (17-2-3) vs. Cuthbertson (25-2), Friday, 5 p.m. 3A Cardinal Gibbons (20-0-1) vs. Charlotte Catholic (21-2-3), 1:30 p.m. 4A Ardrey Kell (25-0) vs. Leesville Road (23-1), Friday, 8 p.m.

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Hagerstown (Nationals)28 17 .622 — Greensboro (Marlins) 27 19 .587 11⁄2 Hickory (Rangers) 26 19 .578 2 Kannapolis (White Sox)24 19 .558 3 Delmarva (Orioles) 26 21 .553 3 Lakewood (Phillies) 23 23 .500 51⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates)22 23 .489 6 Southern Division W L Pct. GB Savannah (Mets) 24 22 .522 — Lexington (Astros) 24 23 .511 1⁄2 Greenville (Red Sox) 22 24 .478 2 Asheville (Rockies) 21 25 .457 3 Charleston (Yankees) 20 27 .426 41⁄2 Augusta (Giants) 18 28 .391 6 Rome (Braves) 16 31 .340 81⁄2 Thursday’s Games Lakewood 7, Greensboro 6 Asheville at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m. Hickory 6, Charleston, S.C. 4 Kannapolis at Greenville, ppd., rain West Virginia 7, Delmarva 3 Savannah 6, Augusta 0 Lexington 10, Rome 8 Friday’s Games Kannapolis at Greenville, 5 p.m., 1st game Asheville at Hagerstown, 6:35 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Hickory, 7 p.m. West Virginia at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Greensboro at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Savannah at Augusta, 7:05 p.m. Rome at Lexington, 7:05 p.m.


Wednesday NBA box PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday, May 15 Chicago 103, Miami 82 Tuesday, May 17 Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 Wednesday, May 18 Miami 85, Chicago 75 Thursday, May 19 Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 Saturday, May 21 Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Sunday, May 22 Miami 96, Chicago 85 Monday, May 23 Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 105, OT Tuesday, May 24 Miami 101, Chicago 93, OT Wednesday, May 25 Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 96, Dallas wins series 4-1 Thursday, May 26 Miami 83, Chicago 80, Miami wins series 4-1 FINALS Tuesday, May 31: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m.

Thursday box Heat 83, Bulls 80 MIAMI (83) James 8-19 9-11 28, Bosh 7-15 6-6 20, Anthony 1-2 1-3 3, Bibby 0-4 0-0 0, Wade 6-13 8-11 21, Haslem 0-4 0-0 0, Chalmers 1-2 1-2 4, Miller 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 26-66 2533 83. CHICAGO (80) Deng 6-17 4-5 18, Boozer 1-6 3-4 5, Noah 2-4 1-2 5, Rose 9-29 5-6 25, Bogans 2-5 00 5, Brewer 4-5 1-2 10, Gibson 0-3 0-0 0, Thomas 2-5 0-0 4, Watson 1-3 1-2 3, Korver 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 29-81 15-21 80. 21 17 19 26 — 83 Miami Chicago 25 20 17 18 — 80 3-Point Goals—Miami 6-15 (James 3-6, Chalmers 1-1, Wade 1-2, Miller 1-4, Bibby 0-2), Chicago 7-22 (Deng 2-4, Rose 2-8, Brewer 1-2, Korver 1-3, Bogans 1-4, Watson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Miami 52 (James 11), Chicago 54 (Thomas, Noah 8). Assists—Miami 12 (James 6), Chicago 18 (Rose 8). Total Fouls—Miami 18, Chicago 28. Technicals—Gibson. Flagrant Fouls—Boozer. A—23,057 (20,917).

ML Baseball Late Wednesday Angels 4, Athletics 1 Oakland

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Crisp cf 4 0 1 1 Bourjos cf 5 0 1 1 Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 Aybar ss 3 0 1 0 DeJess rf 4 0 2 0 Abreu dh 3 0 0 0 Wlngh dh 3 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 3 1 1 1 Sweeny lf 3 0 1 0 Callasp 3b 3 1 1 1 Powell c 4 0 0 0 Trumo 1b 4 1 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 Conger c 4 1 2 0 AnLRc 3b 2 1 1 0 Amarst 2b 3 0 2 0 CJcksn 3b 1 0 1 0 Willits lf 3 0 1 1 Pnngtn ss 4 0 2 0 Totals 33 1 8 1 Totals 31 4 10 4 Oakland 000 010 000—1 Los Angeles 010 030 00x—4 E—Pennington (4). Dp—Oakland 1, Los Angeles 1. Lob—Oakland 8, Los Angeles 9. 2b—Crisp (12), Sweeney (4), Willits (1). Hr— Tor.hunter (6), Callaspo (3). Sb—Willingham (3), Sweeney (1). Cs—Aybar (1), Trumbo (3). S—Willits. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Cahill L,6-2 6 10 4 3 5 4 Purcey 2 0 0 0 0 1 Los Angeles E.santana W,3-4 6 6 1 1 2 6 Rodney H,9 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 S.downs H,6 Walden S,10-13 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Rodney (C.Jackson). T—2:36. A—40,253 (45,389).

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Philadelphia h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Rollins ss 8 2 2 0 1 0 BFrncs rf 4 1 1 2 2 1 Brown rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 8 0 1 0 3 3 Howard 1b 7 1 2 1 1 0 Ibanez lf 8 0 1 1 0 0 Ruiz c-3b 7 1 1 0 2 0 Mayrry cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 Herndn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Baez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Sardinh c 1 0 0 0 0 0 WValdz p 6 0 3 0 2 0 Hallady p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Stutes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Utley ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kndrck p 0 0 0 0 1 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Mrtnz cf 4 0 0 0 Totals 70 415 4 Totals 65 5 13 5 Cinc. 000 010 200 100 000 000 0—4 Phila. 210 000 000 100 000 000 1—5 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Cordero (1), W.valdez (2). Lob— Cincinnati 17, Philadelphia 16. 2b—Renteria (3), Ruiz (6), W.valdez (7). 3b—Ibanez (1). Hr—Bruce (13), B.francisco (6), Howard (11). Sb—Stubbs (15), B.phillips (3), Renteria (2). S—B.phillips, Polanco, W.valdez, Halladay. Sf—Ibanez. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati T.Wood 6 6 3 3 3 2 Arredondo 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Bray 1 1 0 0 2 0 Masset 1 ⁄3 Cordero Bs,2-11 2 2 1 1 0 2 Ondrusek 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 1 3 4 Fisher L,0-1 5 ⁄3 Philadelphia Halladay 7 11 3 3 1 6 Stutes 1 1 0 0 0 3 Madson 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 Bastardo 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 K.Kendrick 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 3 0 J.Romero 1 0 0 0 0 0 Herndon 2 ⁄3 Baez 5 1 0 0 1 3 W.valdez W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by W.Valdez (Rolen), by K.Kendrick (B.Phillips). WP—Masset. T—6:11. A—45,706 (43,651).

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h bi 1 1 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Bonifac ss 1 1 0 1 Burrell lf 2 1 1 1 47 6 13 4 Totals 46 714 7 Totals 200 010 003 001—7 Florida 002 000 004 000—6 San Fran Dp—San Francisco 1. Lob—Florida 12, San Francisco 9. 2b—Coghlan (14), Stanton 2 (11), Torres (8), F.sanchez (11), M.tejada (8). Sb—Coghlan 2 (6), H.ramirez (10), Torres (4). S—Coghlan, Burriss, Bumgarner. Sf—Bonifacio. IP H R ER BB SO Florida 6 6 2 2 2 6 Volstad M.dunn H,5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Choate H,5 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Hensley H,8 2 2 2 0 0 Mujica1⁄3 4 2 2 0 1 L.nunez Bs,1-19 2⁄3 2 1 0 0 0 0 R.webb W,1-3 Badenhop S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 San Francisco 6 8 3 3 2 4 Bumgarner R.Ramirez 1 1 0 0 1 1 Romo 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 ⁄3 1 3 3 2 1 Ja.Lopez 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Affeldt Br.Wilson 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 Mota L,2-1 Bumgarner pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Ja.Lopez (H.Ramirez), by Bumgarner (Coghlan). PB—J.Buck. T—4:06. A—41,037 (41,915).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled C Craig Tatum from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Placed OF Darnell McDonald on the 15-day DL. Called up OF Josh Reddick from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned OF Ezequiel Carrera to Columbus (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Placed INF Howie Kendrick on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 20. Signed INF Russell Branyan. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled RHP Jim Hoey from Rochester (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Traded RHP Rodrigo Lopez to the Chicago Cubs for LHP Ryan Buchter and assigned Buchter to Lynchburg (Carolina). CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled RHP Daryl Thompson from Carolina (SL). Placed LHP Matt Maloney on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 24. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP David Herndon to Lehigh Valley (IL). NEW YORK METS—Agreed to sell a minority share of the team to David Einhorn for $200 million. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed C Buster Posey, INF Mike Fontenot and INFOF Darren Ford on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Brandon Belt and C Chris Stewart from Fresno (PCL) and INF Brandon Crawford from San Jose (Cal). FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Announced the retirement of K Matt Stover. DETROIT LIONS—Named Brandon Fisher defensive assistant coach. COLLEGE ALABAMA A&M—Named Willie Hayes men’s basketball coach. GEORGE WASHINGTON—Named Hajj Turner men’s associate head basketball coach. HIGH POINT—Named Clint Walker director of men’s basketball operations. NEW JERSEY CITY—Named Kevin Rodgers women’s volleyball coach. NORTH CAROLINA STATE—Announced G Ryan Harrow is transferring to Kentucky. OHIO STATE—Named Greg Paulus men’s basketball video coordinator. OKLAHOMA CITY—Named Conor Holt men’s and women’s cross country coach. PFEIFFER—Named Becca Walters women’s assistant basketball coach. SYRACUSE—Named Mike Miller men’s soccer recruiting coordinator. WENTWORTH TECH—Announced the resignation of men’s lacrosse coach Paul Murphy. WINGATE—Named Corey Iacofano men’s golf coach.

Tennis French Open PARIS (AP) — A look at the French Open on Thursday: Weather: Cloudy, windy. High of 66 degrees. Attendance: 34,968. Men’s Seeded Winners: No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 5 Robin Soderling, No. 10 Mardy Fish, No. 15 Viktor Troicki, No. 16 Fernando Verdasco, No. 18 Gilles Simon, No. 21 Alexandr Dolgopolov. Men’s Seeded Losers: No. 8 Jurgen Melzer, No. 20 Florian Meyer, No. 24 Sam Querrey, No. 27 Marcos Baghdatis, No. 28 Nikolay Davydenko, No. 32 Kevin Anderson. Women’s Seeded Winners: No. 4 Victoria Azarenka, No. 6 Li Na, No. 7 Maria Sharapova, No. 9 Petra Kvitova, No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 15 Andrea Petkovic, No. 16 Kaia Kanepi, No. 21 Yanina Wickmayer, No. 24 Jarmila Gajdosova, No. 25 Maria Kirilenko, No. 30 Roberta Vinci. Women’s Seeded Losers: No. 2 Kim Clijsters, No. 27 Alexandra Dulgheru. Stat of the Day: 65 — unforced errors made by Clijsters in her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to 114th-ranked Arantxa Rus, who made 22. Quote of the Day: “Either I improve or I’ll go back home.” — Nadal, who needed to save eight set points after trailing in the third before beating Pablo Andujar 7-5, 63, 7-6 (4). On Court Friday: No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 25 Juan Martin del Potro; No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 29 Janko Tipsarevic; No. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka vs. No. 17 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 28 Daniela Hantuchova; No. 3 Vera Zvonareva vs. Anastasia Rodionova; No. 5 Francesca Schiavone vs. Peng Shuai. Friday’s Forecast: Cloudy and windy, with a chance of rain. High of 66.

Golf PGA Byron Nelson Thursday’s first round At TPC Four Seasons Resort Irving, Texas Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,116; Par: 70 (35-35) Jeff Overton 33-31—64 Ryan Palmer 33-32—65 Jeff Quinney 31-35—66 Dustin Johnson 33-33—66 Sergio Garcia 33-33—66 Scott Piercy 32-34—66 Will Strickler 32-34—66 Chris Riley 32-34—66 Josh Teater 33-33—66 Joe Ogilvie 32-34—66 Keegan Bradley 32-34—66 Brandt Jobe 31-36—67 Ricky Barnes 32-35—67 Vaughn Taylor 33-34—67 Zack Miller 34-33—67 Garth Mulroy 34-33—67 Michael Putnam 34-33—67 Jerry Kelly 33-34—67 Chad Collins 34-33—67 Arjun Atwal 36-32—68 Tim Herron 33-35—68 Robert Gamez 35-33—68 Chris Kirk 32-36—68 Nick Watney 36-32—68 Vijay Singh 33-35—68 D.A. Points 36-32—68 Michael Bradley 34-34—68 John Rollins 33-35—68 Ted Purdy 35-33—68 Martin Piller 38-30—68 Chris Stroud 35-34—69 Tom Gillis 36-33—69 Chad Campbell 36-33—69 Scott McCarron 37-32—69 Nick O’Hern 34-35—69 Robert Allenby 34-35—69 Gary Woodland 33-36—69 Rory Sabbatini 35-34—69 Tim Petrovic 35-34—69 George McNeill 34-35—69 Dean Wilson 34-35—69

Kannapolis opens BY MIKE LONDON

KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis hasn’t been a factor in American Legion baseball since the powerhouse 2006 team went 33-10, captured the program’s third Area III title in a fouryear span and went on to battle future Major Leaguers Alex White and Madison Bumgarner in the state tournament. Featuring future pros Zach Ward, Kyle Seager, Garrett Sherrill and Ryan Query, Kannapolis posted an impressive 134-51 record in a fiveyear span from 2002-06, but then the well ran dry. Coach Matt Stack, entering his fourth season at the helm, is optimistic the bite is going to be back this season. “A new AD, new uniforms with those old-school stirrups and charter buses to take to the games,” gushed Stack, a former Northest Cabarrus star who played on some of those stacked Kannapolis teams of the recent past. Kannapolis also has a fan-friendly new home venue — Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium — and, at long last, a new school to draw from. Stack has welcomed several players from Cox Mill. Their presence should make Kannapolis much deeper than it’s been in recent seasons. “For the first time since I’ve been head coach, we’ve got good replacements,” Stack said. “In the past, if even one guy was out, we were looking at a long night. Now we’ve got some options, and for the first time in a while, we’ve got enough arms to set up a nice pitching rotation. On paper, it looks good. Maybe we can surprise a few people.” College players are a huge factor in Legion ball, and Stack has four back in uniform. The key guy could be lefty Taylor West (3-1 as a Belmont Abbey freshman). Also on the roster are middle infielder Wes Honeycutt (Montreat), catcher/infielder Jon Wallace (Lynch-

burg) and relief pitcher Kevin Hamilton (Brevard). Honeycutt and Wallace bring a ton of experience and leadership to the table, while Hamilton projects as Stack’s closer. Stack said his starting rotation of West, Northwest Cabarrus’ tough lefty Rob Bain, a Davidson signee, and A.L. Brown’s Dylan May and Zach Jones should be solid. “That’s four guys that should give us a HONEYCUTT chance to win a lot of nights,” Stack said. Other A.L. Brown players expected to contribute are infielder Caleb Jackson, second baseman Tyler Sides, first baseman Tyler Freeze and pitchers Michael Church and WEST Nathaniel Sexton. Besides being hurlers, Jones and May are capable outfielders. All of Northwest’s regular outfielders — David Broome, Evan Holub and Wingate signee Will Miller — are on board this season , as well as catcher Landon Hubbard and power-hitting third baseman Jarrin Hogue. The Cox Mill contingent includes shortstop Mike Jones, third baseman Connor Schaewe, pitcher/outfielder Austin Mace and pitcher/infielder Luke Pepper. “I think a big part in all these kids coming out was playing at Fieldcrest,” Stack said. “Who wouldn’t want to play games at that stadium?” Kannapolis has three games scheduled for Webb Field when the Intimidators are at home. Kannapolis opens tonight at Lexington’s Holt-Moffitt Field and plays host to Lexington on Saturday. Those are non-division games, as Lexington has been shifted to the Northern Division of Area III this season.

Mustangs face rival From staff reports

times. Huneycutt made a school-record To make it back to Raleigh and the 31 appearances this season and con3A Final Four, East Rowan’s softball tributed nine saves. team has to beat a familiar foe today. East will face NPC rival North  State Games baseball Iredell for the fourth time this season. Chelsea White will fire the first Northwest Cabarrus pitcher Wepitch in the fourth-round playoff ston Smith, Robinson pitcher Brody matchup in Granite Quarry at 5 p.m. Koerner and Mount Pleasant infieldWSAT will broadcast the game. er Jake Kimble have been named to East is 23-2, with one of those loss- play for the Region 6 team in the State es coming to North Iredell and stand- Games. out pitcher Karley Harkey in the championship game of the recent  Pro baseball NPC tournament. Wade Moore (West Rowan, CatawEast swept the regular season NPC ba) was placed on the restricted list matchups with the Raiders (18-7). White has thrown three straight by Hagerstown and is apparently shutouts in the playoffs, as the Mus- serving a five-game suspension stemtangs beat Northern Guilford 10-0, ming from a confrontation with a Central Cabarrus 3-0 and Northwest rowdy fan in Greensboro. Moore and the Suns will be in KanCabarrus 2-0 on catcher Bobbi Thomas’ two-run homer in the sixth napolis on Sunday, and we’ll be able to get Moore’s side of the story. inning.  Jackson’s Kyle Seager (NW North Iredell’s playoff victories have been 6-1 against Hickory Ridge, Cabarrus) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs 2-1 over Marvin Ridge and 3-2 against on Thursday.  The Kannapolis Intimidators Concord Jay M. Robinson. were postponed in Greenville on Thursday. They’ll play two games to Legion baseball day, starting at 5 p.m. Carson’s Junior Legion team opened the season with a 10-5 win  Prep baseball against visiting Stanly County on Best-of-three baseball champiThursday. Colton Laws and Bryson Prugh had onship series are set to start tonight. In the 4A West series, Southeast three hits each. Laws knocked in two runs. Dylan Carpenter and John Guilford is at T.C Roberson. In the 3A West series, Marvin Daugherty also had two hits each. Brandon Sloop, a China Grove eighth- Ridge is at South Point. In the 2A West series, East Lincoln grader, delivered a pinch-hit double. Daugherty struck out six in three is at East Rutherford. In the 1A West series, South Staninnings as the starting pitcher. Blake Cauble got the win with two strong ly will be at Murphy. relief innings, and Laws and Austin McNeill also worked in relief.  Local golf

 College baseball Keegan Linza (North Rowan) pitched Liberty to a 6-1 win against Charleston Southern in the Big South Conference Tournament on Thursday. It was the 11th win of the season for Linza, tying the school record. He tossed his fifth complete game, allowing six hits. He struck out seven and walked none.  Corbin Shive (East Rowan) belted a two-run double to help Charlotte beat Richmond 6-0 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Thursday. Ross Steedley (East) had an RBI double for the 49ers, and Justin Roland (East) scored a run.  Trey Holmes (East) went 2-for3 and drove in two runs for Appalachian State in a 6-4 Southern Conference Tournament win against UNC Greensboro on Thursday.  Catawba relief pitcher Wil Huneycutt continues to receive accolades. He is a third-team Capital One College Division Academic All-American. Huneycutt posted a 3.98 GPA over his four years as a business major and was named to the Dean’s List six

The Corbin Hills Ladies competed in their annual Grace Rodgers Spring Handicap Golf Tournament. Winning with a low net score for the two-day event was Mary Seaford. Becky Isenhour finished second. Next were Kristi Laton and Susan Morris. Winning low gross was Phyllis Durland. Beth Calhoun was second.  Jayne Hubbard shot a 35 and finished first in the Women’s Golf Association Low Net Blind 9 tournament held at the Country Club of Salisbury. Jo Shaw shot 39 for runner-up honors. Cindy Carmazzi finished at 42, with Blanche Glover at 43.

 Youth basketball The Phenoms basketball team won the 5th Grade Division I state championship in Raleigh recently. The Phenoms went 6-0 and beat the reigning state champs to capture the first state title for any of the Phenoms teams. The Phenoms also have qualified for the USBA Nationals in North Myrtle Beach in July. A championship photo of the Phenoms will be on an upcoming “Your Sports” page.


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The javelin is a spear that weighs only a pound and is eight feet long. meters (197 feet, 9 inches) was a CIAA record and will certainly place him among FROM 1B the nation’s elite next year. Aycoth was asked what lean, just like the spear they his buddies over in Mount throw. Aycoth is a burly Ulla were saying. Blue Bear. “There’s no telling what “He’s a monster in the they’re thinking,” Aycoth weight room,” Davis said of laughed. “They say things Aycoth, a 210-pound rock. like, ‘We’re going to the “People look at him as being Olympics!’ ” too big.” • Then, they see him throw Aycoth said the first time and you can hear the oohs and he tried the javelin, all he ahhs. That best throw of 60.27 thought about was not killing


an innocent bystander. “The first day it went pretty straight and had decent distance,” he recalled. “Then, I’d throw it and about hit somebody. I played around a little with it and realized I’d be near the top of the conference. But I didn’t think it would be like it is now.” Davis, who was an all-conference jumper at Western Carolina, is in his third year as head coach of Livingstone’s track team. He is just

as excited over Aycoth’s performance. “He increased his distance every single meet,” Davis beamed. Aycoth and Davis have the nationals in their sights for next year. “I enjoy it,” Aycoth said of the javelin. “It’s different. And I love challenges.” Aycoth met all the challenges at West Rowan throwing a football and a baseball. Don’t doubt him with his new toy, either.

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livingstone’s Bryan Aycoth aims for the top.


livingstone’s Bryan Aycoth shows his form while winning the CIAA championship in the javelin. He set a conference record and finished the season ranked 17th in the country.

Pay for players gaining support

Harrow ends up at Kentucky

Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl to complete a perThe college football note- fect season. The NCAA later book ... ruled Trojans star Reggie NEW YORK — Athletes at Bush had received improper the highest level of college benefits and was ineligible sports could receive money for that season. for personal expenses as Auburn and Utah also finpart of their scholarship ished the '04 season unbeaten. packages if a trial balloon The AP will not vacate the floated by the Big Ten bechampionship it awarded comes reality. USC for 2004. The idea of offering addiOHIO STATE tional funding to cover an COLUMBUS, Ohio — A NCAA Division I athlete’s former Ohio State wide refull cost of attendance — the ceiver told the school's stumoney above and beyond dent newspaper that he sold just what’s paid to the uniBig Ten championship rings versity — has been a long and other memorabilia for time coming, advocates for cash and got special car student-athlete welfare say. deals. But still to be answered is Ray Small, frequently how a plan could be implebenched, suspended or discimented without inviting plined during an erratic caabuses, whether schools reer at Ohio State from 2006could come up with the extra 2009, confirmed to The funding and comply with Ti- Lantern that when it came to tle IX and whether it would getting improper benefits create a greater divide be"everyone was doing it." tween the haves and haveHe also said it was no big nots in college athletics. deal selling personal items NCAA President Mark given to the team: "We had Emmert and commissioners four Big Ten rings. There of the six BCS conferences was enough to go around." have said increasing the val- And added that, despite Ohio ue of an athletic scholarship State's large and proactive merits study. NCAA compliance departSOUTHERN CAL ment, most of the school's LOS ANGELES — Now student-athletes "don't even that the NCAA has denied think about (NCAA) rules." Southern California's appeal Small was suspended for to reduce sanctions imposed the 2010 Rose Bowl in what on its football program, would have been his final Bowl Championship Series game. officials will consider Five Buckeyes players whether to strip the Trojans are suspended for the first of their 2004 title. five games of the 2011 seaBCS executive director son for selling memorabilia Bill Hancock says there is to the owner of a local tattoo no timetable for that deciparlor. Athletes receiving sion, but he expected it to money or other considerahappen "sooner, rather than tions not available to other later." students is considered an The championship would improper benefit under be left vacant and not NCAA rules. awarded to another team. Coach Jim Tressel also is USC won the 2004 nation- suspended for five games al championship by beating and is under investigation by

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta recruited Paulus out The college basketball of high school in Kensingnotebook ... ton, Va. RALEIGH — Former Matta announced the North Carolina State point hiring on Thursday. guard Ryan Harrow says RULES CHANGES he’s transferring to KenINDIANAPOLIS — The tucky. NCAA has approved adding Harrow announced his an arc three feet from the decision on Twitter, saying basket, inside which a de“I am a Kentucky Wildfender cannot take a charge. cat!” The organization said His departure from N.C. Thursday its Playing Rules State last month was deOversight Panel had apscribed as a mutual deciproved several recomsion made by the guard mended rules changes for and new coach Mark Gotcollege basketball during a tfried, who was hired in conference call Monday. April after Sidney Lowe The women's 3-point line stepped down. will move back a foot to 20 Harrow averaged 9.3 feet, 9 inches next season, points in 29 games as a the same distance the men freshman, ranking seventh have used since 2008-09. In in the ACC with an assistboth the men's and to-turnover ratio of 1.9. He women's games, the termiwill sit out this season and nology for fouls will be will have three years of el- changed to match the NBA. igibility starting in 2012PENN STATE SEARCH 13. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. He joins a Kentucky — Penn State is getting adprogram that recently lost vice from former Vanderone-and-done freshmen bilt and South Carolina John Wall and Brandon coach Eddie Fogler on the Knight to the NBA and search for Ed DeChellis' rebrings in Marquis Teague, placement. one of the nation’s highestDeChellis resigned this rated high school point week after eight seasons as guards. Penn State's coach to take PAULUS the same job at Navy. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Team spokesman Brian Former Duke guard Greg Siegrist said Wednesday Paulus has been added to that Fogler was hired to asthe Ohio State men's bassist athletic director Tim ketball staff as video coor- Curley. Fogler has also dinator. helped with past coaching Paulus, who spent last searches at Georgia Tech year as an assistant coach and Auburn. at Navy, was a three-year Curley said this week starter for the Blue Devils that DeChellis' resignation and played on four NCAA caught him by surprise, tournament teams. While coming two months after pursuing his master's dethe Nittany Lions secured gree at Syracuse, he also their first NCAA tournaplayed quarterback for a ment bid in a decade. He season for the Orangealso said there is no men. timetable for a hire.

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With the BCS logo in the foreground the Ohio State team assembles in their end zone for a pregame workout before the BCS championship. the NCAA for knowing about his players' involvement and not telling his superiors for more than nine months. Small said he used the money he got to cover routine expenditures. "We have apartments, car notes," he said. "So you got things like that and you look around and you're like, 'Well I got (four) of them, I can sell one or two and get some money to pay this rent.'" He said the biggest advantages came from car dealerships. "It was definitely the deals on the cars. I don't see why it's a big deal," Small said. Ohio State and the NCAA are investigating more than

50 transactions between Ohio State athletes and their families and two Columbus auto dealerships. "They have a lot (of dirt) on everybody," Small said, "'cause everybody was doing it." MILITARY BOWL WASHINGTON — This year's Military Bowl will played on Dec. 28 and will feature Navy against a team from the ACC. Bowl officials also announced Thursday that the bowl will again be televised by ESPN. The bowl is in its fourth year and is played at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Maryland beat East Carolina in last year's game.

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Expanded Standings New York Boston tampa Bay Baltimore toronto

W 27 28 26 24 24

L 21 22 23 24 26

cleveland detroit chicago Kansas city Minnesota

W 30 25 24 22 16

L 17 24 28 27 32

texas Los angeles seattle oakland

W 26 26 24 24

L 24 26 25 27

philadelphia Florida atlanta New York Washington

W 31 29 28 23 21

L 19 19 23 26 28

st. Louis Milwaukee cincinnati chicago pittsburgh Houston

W 30 27 26 22 22 19

L 21 23 25 26 26 31

san Francisco arizona colorado Los angeles san diego

W 27 26 24 22 20

L 22 24 25 29 30

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .563 — — .560 — — .531 11⁄2 11⁄2 .500 3 3 .480 4 4 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .638 — — .510 6 21⁄2 .462 81⁄2 5 .449 9 51⁄2 .333 141⁄2 11 West Division Pct GB WCGB .520 — — .500 1 3 .490 11⁄2 31⁄2 .471 21⁄2 41⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .620 — — .604 1 — .549 31⁄2 21⁄2 .469 71⁄2 61⁄2 .429 91⁄2 81⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .588 — — .540 21⁄2 3 .510 4 41⁄2 .458 61⁄2 7 .458 61⁄2 7 .380 101⁄2 11 West Division Pct GB WCGB .551 — — .520 11⁄2 4 .490 3 51⁄2 .431 6 81⁄2 .400 71⁄2 10

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday’s Games Baltimore 6, Kansas city 5, 12 innings Boston 14, detroit 1, 8 innings oakland 4, L.a. angels 3 chicago White sox 3, toronto 1 Friday’s Games Boston (Wakefield 1-1) at detroit (porcello 4-2), 7:05 p.m. chicago White sox (Buehrle 4-3) at toronto (drabek 3-3), 7:07 p.m. cleveland (tomlin 6-1) at tampa Bay (price 5-4), 7:10 p.m. Kansas city (adcock 1-0) at texas (c.Lewis 4-5), 8:05 p.m. L.a. angels (chatwood 3-2) at Minnesota (s.Baker 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Baltimore (tillman 2-3) at oakland (G.Gonzalez 5-2), 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (a.J.Burnett 5-3) at seattle (pineda 6-2), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games chicago White sox at toronto, 1:07 p.m. cleveland at tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Boston at detroit, 7:10 p.m. Kansas city at texas, 7:10 p.m. L.a. angels at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at oakland, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at detroit, 1:05 p.m. chicago White sox at toronto, 1:07 p.m. cleveland at tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. L.a. angels at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas city at texas, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore at oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at seattle, 4:10 p.m.



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Away 10-8 12-12 15-10 9-10 13-14

L10 6-4 4-6 7-3 2-8 4-6

Str Home Away L-2 19-6 11-11 L-1 13-9 12-15 W-1 10-13 14-15 L-5 17-13 5-14 L-1 5-13 11-19

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Str W-1 L-1 W-1 W-1

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Away 9-14 13-13 13-13 13-15

L10 6-4 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7

Str W-2 W-3 W-2 L-1 L-5

Home 19-10 14-12 14-10 10-12 11-9

Away 12-9 15-7 14-13 13-14 10-19

L10 8-2 8-2 2-8 5-5 4-6 4-6

Str L-1 W-6 L-2 W-1 L-3 W-1

Home 14-9 19-6 15-11 11-14 9-14 11-14

Away 16-12 8-17 11-14 11-12 13-12 8-17

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Str L-3 W-3 L-3 L-1 W-1

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Away 14-14 10-14 12-12 11-15 11-10

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday’s Games philadelphia 10, cincinnati 4 chicago cubs 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Florida 1, san Francisco 0 arizona 6, colorado 3 Friday’s Games pittsburgh (correia 6-4) at chicago cubs (d.davis 0-2), 2:20 p.m. san diego (richard 2-5) at Washington (Lannan 2-5), 7:05 p.m. philadelphia (oswalt 3-2) at N.Y. Mets (capuano 3-5), 7:10 p.m. cincinnati (Leake 3-2) at atlanta (Hanson 5-3), 7:35 p.m. arizona (d.Hudson 5-5) at Houston (Myers 1-4), 8:05 p.m. san Francisco (Lincecum 4-4) at Milwaukee (Marcum 6-1), 8:10 p.m. st. Louis (Westbrook 4-3) at colorado (Jimenez 0-4), 8:40 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 3-4) at L.a. dodgers (Garland 1-4), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games pittsburgh at chicago cubs, 1:05 p.m. san diego at Washington, 1:05 p.m. san Francisco at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. arizona at Houston, 7:05 p.m. cincinnati at atlanta, 7:10 p.m. philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. st. Louis at colorado, 7:10 p.m. Florida at L.a. dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. san diego at Washington, 1:35 p.m. arizona at Houston, 2:05 p.m. san Francisco at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. pittsburgh at chicago cubs, 2:20 p.m. st. Louis at colorado, 3:10 p.m. Florida at L.a. dodgers, 4:10 p.m. cincinnati at atlanta, 8:05 p.m.

Posey’s season in jeopardy SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey was carted through a tunnel at AT&T Park on Thursday, a makeshift cast covering his left ankle and no emotion on his face. Not exactly the exit the cornerstone of the World Series champion Giants wanted this season. A night after Florida’s Scott Cousins crashed into him at home plate, San Francisco’s star catcher was put on the disabled list because of a fractured bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle, likely ending his season and putting a major dent in the Giants’ chances of repeating. “You just don’t replace a guy like Buster Posey,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, a former catcher who was so stricken by the news he called on Major League Baseball to review rule changes for collisions at the plate. As word spread throughout the clubhouse, players began to come to grips with what Posey’s injury meant. The normally blaring speakers near bearded closer Brian Wilson’s locker were uncharacteristically silent. Televisions were turned off. No one was playing dominoes or card games. Hard to imagine a more important position player than Posey to replace. Posey has been San Francisco’s cleanup hitter.

Ellsbury leads Red Sox to rainy rout Associated Press DETROIT — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer in a five-run second inning, and the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox went on to rout the Detroit Tigers 14-1 in an eight-inning, rain-shortened game Thursday. The Red Sox, 14-2 winners over Cleveland on Wednesday, scored at least 14 runs in back-to-back games for the first time since 1998. Boston has won 11 of 13. Carl Crawford’s two-run triple gave the Red Sox a seven-run lead and chased Max Scherzer (6-2). Alfredo Aceves (2-0) allowed a run on five hits and struck out six over six innings. Aceves made his second start with Boston and the seventh of his career. He has won his last 12 decisions, dating to 2009 when he was a Yankees reliever, for baseball’s longest winning streak since Cliff Lee won the same number of consecutive decisions with Cleveland three years ago. Aceves’ previous 11 wins were as a reliever. Orioles 6, Royals 5, 12 innings BALTIMORE — Vladimir Guerrero singled in Robert Andino in the 12th inning to give Baltimore its season-high fifth straight victory. Nolan Reimold had four hits, including two homers, and four RBIs for the Orioles, who squandered a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the 11th before coming through in the 12th. Andino led off the inning with a single off Louis Coleman (0-2), the sixth Kansas City pitcher. Adam Jones popped out and Nick Markakis was intentionally walked before Guerrero hit a bouncing single up the middle. Jeremy Accardo (3-1) worked two perfect innings for the victory. Athletics 4, Angels 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brett Anderson

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Baltimore outfielder Nick Markakis prepares to rob Kansas city’s Billy Butler of a hit.

tossed three-hit ball over eight scoreless innings, and Andy LaRoche drove in three runs in last-place Oakland’s victory over Los Angeles. The A’s split the four-game series with the second-place Angels, 4-7 in their past 11 games. Anderson (3-4) struck out four and walked three to beat the Angels for the first time in six career starts. Grant Balfour gave up a three-run homer to Mark Trumbo with two outs in the ninth. Joel Pineiro (2-1) allowed up 11 hits and four runs in 61⁄3 innings — the same three totals he had in his previous start against

Atlanta. White Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 TORONTO — Juan Pierre’s ninth-inning infield single drove in the tiebreaking run for Chicago in the White Sox’s 13th victory in their last 19 games. Pierre went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Jesse Crain (2-1) pitched a third of an inning for the win and Sergio Santos finished the ninth for his eighth save in nine opportunities. Marc Rzepczynski (2-1) allowed two runs, none earned, in one inning. Yunel Escobar homered for Toronto. The Blue Jays have lost three straight.

Weary Phillies bounce back from marathon Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee drove in three runs and worked eight effective innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 104 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer, and Chase Utley also connected to help the Phillies take three of four from the Reds. The teams were playing with little rest following a 19-inning game ended at 1:19 a.m. Thursday, after 6 hours, 11 minutes and 600 pitches. Lee (4-4) threw 114 pitches in eight innings. But his biggest contributions came at the plate. The Phillies loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning against Daryl Thompson (0-1), who had made his major league debut an inning earlier. Lee (44) followed a walk to catcher Dane Sardinha with a first-pitch double over center fielder Drew Stubbs’s head. It bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double. An inning later, Lee’s sin-

gle up the middle scored John Mayberry Jr. Lee became the first Phillies pitcher to drive in three runs since Cory Lidle, on Sept. 4, 2004, against the Mets. Jay Bruce his NL-leading 14th homer for the Reds. Marlins 1, Giants 0 SAN FRANCISCO — Anibal Sanchez threw a five-hitter for another complete game in San Francisco, leading Florida past a Giants team still stunned by the loss of Buster Posey. A day after the star catcher broke his lower left leg when Scott Cousins crashed into him at the plate — likely ending Posey’s season — the Marlins finished off a three-game sweep. Sanchez (4-1) struck out eight and walked two for his fifth career complete game and second this season. He pitched a onehitter against the Giants last July 29 in his previous appearance at AT&T Park. Logan Morrison’s RBI single in the sixth inning off Ryan Vogelsong scored Chris Coghlan

for the only run. Vogelsong (31) struck out three and scattered eight hits in eight innings for his first loss in six starts. Cubs 9, Mets 3 CHICAGO — Carlos Zambrano pitched six strong innings, went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run in Chicago’s victory over New York. Zambrano (5-2) allowed two runs — one earned — on six hits and two walks while picking up his first win at Wrigley Field since Sept. 4. He doubled and scored a run, and has four hits in his last four at-bats to raise his average to .375. Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth for Chicago. The Mets lost starter R.A. Dickey to a heel injury in the third when he fell trying to cover first base. New York’s bullpen allowed eight hits and seven runs after Dickey departed. Pedro Beato (1-1) took the loss, allowing four runs in 11⁄3 innings. Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 3 DENVER — Micah Owings

pitched five effective innings for his first win in more than a year and Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the slumping Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. Owings (1-0) bottled up the Rockies’ struggling offense, allowing just four hits and striking out three. The only run he surrendered was an RBI single by Troy Tulowitzki in the fourth. The right-hander earned his first win since last May, when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. This was Owings’ second start of the season for the Diamondbacks in his second stint back with the squad. Montero staked Owings to an early lead, lining a belt-high pitch over the right-field fence in the fourth after Clayton Mortensen (1-2) walked the first two batters of the inning. It was Montero’s first homer since April 28. Kelly Johnson added a two-run homer off Rockies closer Huston Street in the ninth.

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1 isringhausen ⁄3 3 1 1 0 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 Fr.rodriguez Chicago 6 2 1 2 Zambrano W,5-2 6 Marshall 1 1 0 0 0 K.Wood 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 Marmol Misch pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Wp—Byrdak. t—3:06. a—33,378 (41,159).

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5 4 4 Mortensen L,1-2 6 daley 1 1 0 0 Lindstrom 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 street Wp—owings. t—3:00. a—30,186 (50,490).

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Red Sox 14, Tigers 1 (71⁄2)

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Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BattiNG—Joyce, tampa Bay, .367; Bautista, toronto, .342; MiYoung, texas, .340; adGonzalez, Boston, .337; HKendrick, Los angeles, .322; Betemit, Kansas city, .314; Micabrera, detroit, .312. rUNs—Bautista, toronto, 39; Granderson, New York, 38; Micabrera, detroit, 36; acabrera, cleveland, 33; ellsbury, Boston, 32; adGonzalez, Boston, 32; Joyce, tampa Bay, 31; Zobrist, tampa Bay, 31. rBi—adGonzalez, Boston, 44; Beltre, texas, 38; Konerko, chicago, 37; Granderson, New York, 36; acabrera, cleveland, 34; Micabrera, detroit, 34; MiYoung, texas, 33. Hits—adGonzalez, Boston, 70; MiYoung, texas, 64; acabrera, cleveland, 59; ellsbury, Boston, 58; Guerrero, Baltimore, 58; isuzuki, seattle, 58; HKendrick, Los angeles, 57. doUBLes—Gordon, Kansas city, 17; adGonzalez, Boston, 16; Quentin, chicago, 16; MiYoung, texas, 16; ellsbury, Boston, 15; Mizturis, Los angeles, 15; Butler, Kansas city, 14; Micabrera, detroit, 14; Kinsler, texas, 14; Zobrist, tampa Bay, 14. tripLes—Bourjos, Los angeles, 5; Granderson, New York, 4; 11 tied at 3. HoMe rUNs—Bautista, toronto, 19; Granderson, New York, 16; teixeira, New York, 13; Quentin, chicago, 12; Beltre, texas, 10; acabrera, cleveland, 10; Konerko, chicago, 10; ortiz, Boston, 10. stoLeN Bases—ellsbury, Boston, 17; andrus, texas, 15; crisp, oakland, 14; rdavis, toronto, 13; aybar, Los angeles, 12; Fuld, tampa Bay, 12; isuzuki, seattle, 11. pitcHiNG—Lester, Boston, 7-1; tomlin, cleveland, 6-1; arrieta, Baltimore, 6-2; scherzer, detroit, 6-2; pineda, seattle, 6-2; cahill, oakland, 6-2; Weaver, Los angeles, 6-4. striKeoUts—FHernandez, seattle, 77; shields, tampa Bay, 73; Verlander, detroit, 73; Haren, Los angeles, 72; Weaver, Los angeles, 70; Lester, Boston, 70; cWilson, texas, 65. saVes—Marivera, New York, 13; cperez, cleveland, 13; League, seattle, 12; Valverde, detroit, 11; Feliz, texas, 10; Walden, Los angeles, 10; Farnsworth, tampa Bay, 9; Fuentes, oakland, 9; papelbon, Boston, 9. NATIONAL LEAGUE BattiNG—Berkman, st. Louis, .350; Holliday, st. Louis, .349; Votto, cincinnati, .330; scastro, chicago, .328; polanco, philadelphia, .323; Josreyes, New York, .319; YMolina, st. Louis, .318. rUNs—stubbs, cincinnati, 37; Votto, cincinnati, 36; Braun, Milwaukee, 35; Weeks, Milwaukee, 35; Bruce, cincinnati, 34; rasmus, st. Louis, 33; Berkman, st. Louis, 32; Bourn, Houston, 32. rBi—Fielder, Milwaukee, 41; Bruce, cincinnati, 38; Howard, philadelphia, 38; Braun, Milwaukee, 37; pence, Houston, 37; Berkman, st. Louis, 36; Kemp, Los angeles, 34. Hits—Josreyes, New York, 68; scastro, chicago, 67; pence, Houston, 62; polanco, philadelphia, 62; prado, atlanta, 61; Kemp, Los angeles, 60; Votto, cincinnati, 60. doUBLes—cJones, atlanta, 16; Beltran, New York, 15; coghlan, Florida, 15; pence, Houston,

15; Josreyes, New York, 15; ssmith, colorado, 15; Fielder, Milwaukee, 14; Votto, cincinnati, 14; Wallace, Houston, 14; cYoung, arizona, 14. tripLes—Josreyes, New York, 6; Victorino, philadelphia, 5; scastro, chicago, 4; espinosa, Washington, 4; Fowler, colorado, 4; Braun, Milwaukee, 3; rasmus, st. Louis, 3. HoMe rUNs—Bruce, cincinnati, 14; Braun, Milwaukee, 12; Kemp, Los angeles, 12; Berkman, st. Louis, 11; Fielder, Milwaukee, 11; Howard, philadelphia, 11; asoriano, chicago, 11; stanton, Florida, 11; tulowitzki, colorado, 11. stoLeN Bases—Bourn, Houston, 18; Josreyes, New York, 17; desmond, Washington, 15; stubbs, cincinnati, 15; Kemp, Los angeles, 13; Bourgeois, Houston, 12; cGomez, Milwaukee, 12; tabata, pittsburgh, 12. pitcHiNG—iKennedy, arizona, 6-1; Mcclellan, st. Louis, 6-1; Marcum, Milwaukee, 6-1; Jurrjens, atlanta, 6-1; Lohse, st. Louis, 6-2; Hamels, philadelphia, 6-2; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 6-2; Halladay, philadelphia, 6-3; correia, pittsburgh, 64. striKeoUts—clLee, philadelphia, 86; Halladay, philadelphia, 86; Kershaw, Los angeles, 77; Lincecum, san Francisco, 75; Norris, Houston, 69; Hamels, philadelphia, 68; Garza, chicago, 68. saVes—LNunez, Florida, 18; Frodriguez, New York, 15; putz, arizona, 14; street, colorado, 14; Kimbrel, atlanta, 14; axford, Milwaukee, 13; Hanrahan, pittsburgh, 13; BrWilson, san Francisco, 13.

History It happened on May 27 1904 — dennis McGann of the New York Giants stole five bases in one game to set a major league record. 1937 — carl Hubbell, working in relief for the New York Giants, won his 24th straight game over two seasons. Hubbell pitched two innings and Mel ott hit a ninth-inning home run to beat the cincinnati reds 3-2. Hubbell’s string started July 17, 1936. 1955 — Norm Zauchin of the Boston red sox knocked in 10 runs with three home runs and a double in the first five innings of a 16-0 victory over the Washington senators. 1960 — Baltimore catcher clint courtney used the “big mitt” for the first time to catch knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. the mitt, designed by paul richards, was 50 percent larger than the standard. Nothing got by courtney as the orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2. 1968 — Montreal and san diego were awarded National League franchises as the league expanded for the first time in seven years. 1974 — pittsburgh’s Ken Brett beat the san diego padres 6-0 with a two-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader and hit a pinch-hit triple to give the pirates an 8-7 victory in the second. 1981 — seattle’s Lenny randle dropped to his hands and knees in an attempt to “encourage” amos otis’ slow roller to go foul. Umpire Larry Mccoy accused the Mariner third baseman of blowing the ball foul and gave the Kansas city outfielder the single. randle explained he was merely yelling at the ball not to stay fair. the royals won 8-5.


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Durant wants to win now This is what LeBron James envisioned last sumThe NBA notebook ... mer. Why he broke the OKLAHOMA CITY — hearts of everyone within a Kevin Durant knows all 100-mile radius of Cleveabout how the Oklahoma land, trashed his reputation City Thunder have been and gave the nation a new tabbed as the NBA's team of punchline. the future during a meteoric The Miami Heat aren't in rise from league laughingthe NBA finals — yet. But it stock to title contender. seems almost inevitable All through this season, now, what with a 3-1 lead he didn't want to think about and the Chicago Bulls lookthe prospect of success ing dazed after James' alldown the road. He wanted it around dominating performnow. ance Tuesday night. "I think the pieces are James can apologize for here. We had a good opporthe rest of his career or tunity to get there right make more defiant commernow," Durant said Thursday, cials, and he'll still be the a day after Oklahoma City player everyone outside Miwas eliminated by Dallas in ami loves to hate. The only the Western Conference fiway he'll change public opinnals. ion is by winning the NBA ti"A lot of people always tle, and he is playing like a put that tag on us as being man determined to do that, young and, 'We'll be OK even if it means dragging down the line,' and 'The futhe rest of the Heat along ture is bright.' We wanted to with him. kind of rush the moments up "It's whatever it takes for and do something people myself and for our team," didn't think we could do." James said. Durant said he still conKINGS ARENA sidered it "shocking" that SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oklahoma City's season had Kings owners Joe and Gavin come to an end. Maloof say they are "optiThe NBA's scoring mistic" that Sacramento can champion the past two sea- help finance a new arena afsons had planned on still ter a feasibility study was playing into mid-June, and released at a special City now he's not sure what he'll Hall meeting. do with the next few weeks The Maloofs said in a open. statement released by the "We wanted to end the team Thursday that "the poseason better but we can't litical and public will are hang our heads at the year here" in Sacramento despite we had," Durant said. "I think years of failed measures to it was successful as far as us finance a facility. growing and getting better The study was only preas a group, everybody as inliminary and didn't outline dividuals as well. We all how an arena would be paid wanted to get to that top lev- for. The report only called el, but at the same time, we for "significant contribuknow what it takes to be pations" from the private and tient and we've been there public sectors. before as far as waiting our The Kings were close to turn.” moving to Anaheim before LEBRON deciding earlier this month Nancy Armour of the Asto stay at least one more seasociated Press writes: son. Associated Press


Dirk Nowitzki celebrates with fans after the Mavericks ousted Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Mavs don’t want 2006 repeat Associated Press

DALLAS — For five years, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry have lived with the regret of letting an NBA championship slip away. Next week, they get to try again. Maybe even in the same place where everything fell apart. The scene was Miami, where the Dallas Mavericks led 2-0 in the series and by 13 points with 6:34 left in Game 3. Had the Mavs held on, they almost certainly would've claimed their first title. Instead, they lost that game and the next three, a humiliating finish to the greatest season in club history. Now they've topped themselves. A 12-3 romp through the postseason has put the Mavs back in the finals. They'd meet the Heat again if Miami can cash in on a 3-1 lead over Chicago in the Eastern Conference finals. If the Heat win Game 5 on Thursday

night, the finals would start Tuesday in Miami. If the Bulls win Game 5, the finals wouldn't begin until Thursday in the city of the East champion. Even at 3-2, Chicago would be facing long odds to win the series; only eight teams have overcome a 3-1 deficit. "Whatever happens, happens," Nowitzki said. "We're probably going to know here pretty soon who it is, and we're going to prepare like we have in the first three series and do our homework and then get ready to play." Since struggling in Portland during the first round, the Mavericks have won 10 of 11 games. Nowitzki is playing at the highest level of his already outstanding career, and the front-office guys look like geniuses for loading up on 30something guys who've never won a title. Everyone in the locker room has bought into coach Rick Carlisle's defense-first approach. Nobody gripes

Owners want return to the courtroom

Lefty among SoCon Hall of Famers Associated Press

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The NFL notebook ... MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL hasn’t wavered in this message to its locked-out players: Get out of the courts and come back to the bargaining table. Reiterating that mantra, lawyers for the league issued written arguments Thursday that a recent legal response by players does not dispel “serious doubts” previously expressed by an appeals court about a federal judge’s order that the lockout end immediately. Repeatedly during this dragged-out, employer-employee dispute over the future of this lucrative, everpopular professional sport, the NFL has insisted the only path to a new agreement is through face-to-face talks. RETIRING OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover announced his retirement Thursday, ending a career that spanned two decades in the National Football League. A one-time Pro Bowl selection who provided much of the offense for the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team in 2000, Stover leaves the NFL as the fourthranked scorer in the league's history with 2,004 points and 471 field goals. He is the Ravens' all-time leading scorer with 1,464 points. "No regrets," the 43-yearold kicker said during a news conference at the Ravens' training complex. "I gave it all I had. I can look back at that and say I did all I could to be everything I could be." He also ranks seventh in the league in field goal accuracy with an 83.7 percent success rate. Stover will be inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor on Nov. 20 at M&T Bank Stadium. He kicked for the Ravens for 13 years after spending the early portion of his career with the original Cleveland Browns. PACKERS’ RINGS GREEN BAY, Wis. — Lockout or not, the Green Bay Packers will receive their Super Bowl rings in a

about playing time or personal stats, such as who will be Nowitzki's top sidekick on a given night. They're truly bonded by the notion the ring is the only thing that matters. Their unselfishness was especially evident Wednesday night, when the Mavs pulled off a second straight fourth-quarter rally against the inexperienced Oklahoma City Thunder. Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd and Terry all made key plays — not just baskets, but crucial steals, rebounds and passes. "We've got some guys with some very decorated careers here that have taken on different types of roles on a team that's building a strength-in-numbers type team," Carlisle said. "It's exciting, but my sense is we're very grounded. We'll enjoy this moment for a day, watch the game (Thursday) night and see where things are. We have a lot of work left to do."


Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, left, talks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. June 16 ceremony at Lambeau Field. Although contact between players and team officials generally is prohibited during the league's ongoing work stoppage, the team says the NFL granted a special exemption allowing it to hold the ceremony. In a statement posted on the Packers' website, president and CEO Mark Murphy says the team is excited to "celebrate all the hard work that went into the championship." REDSKINS ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins threeday player-run minicamp has come to an end. Plans for another one are already in the works. About 40 players took part each day in the workouts at a Virginia high school. Some players are staying in town for an extra day to play golf together. Linebacker London Fletcher said the players will reconvene, probably in June, if the NFL lockout continues. Players said the professionalism of the workouts shows they can get things accomplished even when the coaches aren't around. LIONS HIRE A FISHER ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have hired Jeff Fisher's son to assist their defensive coaching staff. The move to add Brandon Fisher came Thursday. His father coached the Tennessee Titans from 1994-2010. Lions coach Jim Schwartz worked for Fisher as Tennessee's defensive coordinator before getting his first shot to lead a team.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lefty Driesell hasn't given up coaching, not even after his induction into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame. Driesell says he's continually giving tips to son Chuck, who spent his first year as head coach at The Citadel this past winter. "But he's like all children, he doesn't listen," Lefty said. Driesell was among six enshrined in the 90-year-old league's third Hall of Fame class. Although the group included former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dexter Coakley, past Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles champion Vic Seixas and Tennessee's cherished former football coach, Gen. Robert Neyland, none were as colorful as college basketball's "Lefthander." Driesell, 79, earned the honor through nine successful seasons at Davidson from 1960 to 1969. He won five regular-season and three tournament titles and took the Wildcats to the NCAAs in 1966, 1968 and 1969. Davidson went to the round of 16 in 1966 and played in the NCAA's final eight in 1968 and 1969. "I'm proud to be in the Hall of Fame in the Southern Conference. You know why? Our first job was in the Southern Conference," Driesell said. After going 176-65 at Davidson, Driesell went on to lead Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State — reaching the NCAA tournament at each stop. "Yeah, some people might say we were lucky," Driesell said. "But I had a philosophy that the harder you worked, the luckier you got."

GOLF VIRGINIA WATER, England — Luke Donald shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take the lead in the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship, leaving him eight stroke ahead of No. 1 Lee Westwood in

FRENCH FROM 1B “I started doubting a little bit,” said Clijsters, the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003. “When you start doubting yourself on any surface — but for me, definitely on clay — it’s the wrong attitude to have.” The 27-year-old Clijsters also gave credit to the 20-year-old Rus, who entered the day with a 3-4 career record in major tournaments and only twice before had been to Court Philippe Chatrier — and those visits were as a spectator. A similar scenario played out later in that stadium Thursday, except it was

their battle for the top spot in the world ranking. • IRVING, Texas — Jeff Overton shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer after the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship. • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Japan's Kiyoshi Murota shot a 6-under 66 to overshadow stars such as Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson and grab the first-round lead in the weatherplagued Senior PGA Championship.

tacled lefty with a high leg kick, he retired during the 1984 season with a club-record 166 victories. His best year was 1973 when he went 20-11, the Royals' first 20-game winner.

SOCCER ZURICH — With FIFA's presidential election just a week away, soccer's governing body said it is investigating challenger Mohamed bin Hammam for bribery in his campaign to unseat Sepp Blatter.



LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say they are satisfied with the results of a lineup to find out whether witnesses to the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan could identify the man suspected of leading the attack. The Los Angeles Police Department said that Giovanni Ramirez had taken part in a physical identification lineup and that police would submit their case to the district attorney's office at the appropriate time. Ramirez, who remains in custody on a parole hold, is a suspect in the March 31 beating of Bryan Stow, who remains hospitalized in San Francisco. Ramirez's attorney says his client was never at the Dodgers game where Stow was attacked. • Attorney Thomas Giardi, who represents the Stow family in the lawsuit, told KNTV that Barry Bonds had donated money for a college fund for Stow's two young children. • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Paul Splittorff, the big, blonde left-hander who became the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular broadcaster for the team, died of complications from skin cancer. He was 64. The Royals said Splittorff died at his home in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs. His family announced 10 days ago that he had been battling melanoma and oral cancer. Splittorff spent his entire 15-year career in Kansas City. A tall, bespec-

WOBURN, Mass. — The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was acquitted of manslaughter in the death of their 70-year-old father by a jury that apparently agreed with his defense that the elder man died of heart disease, not from a scuffle between the two. Mark Kerrigan, 46, was convicted, though, of a misdemeanor assault and battery charge in a January 2010 altercation with Daniel Kerrigan at the family's home in Stoneham, Mass. Nancy Kerrigan and her mother, Brenda, embraced and cried after the verdict was read. NEW YORK— North Carolina basketball player Jessica Breland has won the Honda Inspiration Award after returning to the court following treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Breland was diagnosed with the disease in May 2009 and received chemotherapy. She sat out a year and returned to basketball this season. She averaged 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in the ACC tournament. Despite six months of cancer treatment, Breland attended classes and kept up at least a 3.0 GPA in her last four semesters to earn a spot on the ACC honor roll. Breland was a second-round pick in the WNBA draft last month and is trying to make the roster of the New York Liberty.

the heavy favorite, three-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who appeared to be down and out against an inexperienced kid, 17-year-old French wild-card entry Caroline Garcia, before reeling off the final 11 games to win 36, 6-4, 6-0. The French Open is the one major title Sharapova doesn’t own, but she and Svetlana Kuznetsova are the only women with multiple Grand Slam trophies who are still around. That’s because the Williams sisters didn’t enter the French Open — and because Clijsters already is unexpectedly headed home. Rafael Nadal, the five-time French Open champion wasn’t forced to work nearly as hard as he did in getting past

John Isner in five sets Tuesday, but Nadal was hardly satisfied after beating 48th-ranked Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (4). “I am not playing that well,” said Nadal, who has spent 7 hours, 19 minutes on court. “I am not happy, but I am here.” Also reaching the third round were past Grand Slam finalists Robin Soderling and Andy Murray, along with No. 10 Mardy Fish, the last U.S. man in the field. Six seeded men lost: No. 8 Jurgen Melzer of Austria, No. 20 Florian Mayer of Germany, No. 24 Sam Querrey of the U.S., No. 27 Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, No. 28 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and No. 32 Kevin Anderson of South Africa.


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Hunting and Fishing Fishing rods, Zebco 33. Two 5 ½ foot long with reels ~ stainless steel & tubular housings fiberglass rods. $25 ea. (new, never used) Call for appt. 704-630-0192

Fuel & Wood Free Four large water oaks, you cut and clean up. Please Call 704-8579716

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Antique Mahogany Pedestal Drop Leaf Table 30" tall x 38" wide x 1748" deep $165 Rockwell 704-202-5022 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Bookcase, quality solid wood, cherry. 36" tall x 32" wide x 14" deep Good Condition $100 Rockwell 704-202-5022 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

Craftsman Lawn tractor 42" cut, 15.5 hp Kohler engine. good condition $475. 704-856-8041 Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856 Landscape Lights, 13 metal & 6 metal spot 300 watt lights, $200 transformer. Rockwell 704-202-5022 Lawn Mower, Eddleman, self-propelled. Very good condition. New tires. 5Hp engine. Runs well. $300. 704-637-0217 Lawn vacuum 5.5 hp Troybilt $150. New roll Barbwire $25 all 704856-8041 Lot blower. Mighty Mac parking lot blower, portable 5hp, Briggs, good condition, $125. 336-998-3893 Snapper Riding mower, electric start. $150; Husqvarna self propelled mower, good condition. $150. 704-933-0021

Machine & Tools Table Saw, 10 inch Grizzey with 1½ HP. Very good condition. $350. 704-633-0259

Dresser. Large, cream white washed. Doors & drawers, decorative mirror, attached or not. Night stand. 3 drawers match. $400. 704-637-2956

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

Kitchen dinette sets. One for $140 and one for $180. Entertainment armoire $180. All in good condition. 704-633-7604

Building Equip. & Supplies

Love seat, antique. Walnut trim, brass claw ft. Original ticking. $250. 704-637-2956

Ladder, Aluminum extension, 20 ft. $50 Please Call 704-636-6025

Loveseat couch, brown. $125. Please call 704791-9954 for more information.

Clothing & Footwear

Piano for sale. Asking $50. Please call 704-279-3607 for more information.

Dog kennel, metal, 30" wide x 4' deep. Exc. condition. $125. Hoover Carpet Steam/Vac. Used. $25 Call for appt. 704-630-0192

Range, electric. 30 inch. White. $135. Please call 704-637-0077 for more information.

Fish aquarium, 40 gallon. Complete. $75. Gun cabinet, very rough. $40. 704-857-1867

Let's Skate! Etnies Skate Shoes, size 9, black & tan. New in box, never worn. $45. 704-639-0779

Workshop tables, 2 large, wood. $75 ea. Obo. Coffee table, $50. Large homemade bookcase $50 obo. Call 704-636-3610

METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Golf clubs, 2 sets. One ladies & one men's and other assorted clubs. New golf balls. Fishing rod & reels. Deer climbing stand. Hunting & pocket knives. 704-792-8771

Newsbags, good. Used once. 4 – 10in. Wide, 50 ct. pks. 35¢ eas. For sm/assted rts. 704-754-8837 Side Table, $10 Table Fan, $3 Floor Fan, $7 Foot Spa, $11 704-642-0512 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

Turn It Up! Music CDs, 100+. Great for flea market. $75. Please call 704-857-9067 for more information

Sporting Goods

Television, DVD & Video TV, 36" Hitachi with remote, 2004 model. Excellent condition, $175 obo 704-640-1914

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

Free - approximately 50 "The Hymnal" old Evangelical & Reformed Hymn books. Fair condition. Call 704-279-4947

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

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.

Lost dogs. Female Beagles. Black & white,. West Park Dr. & 152 area of Rockwell. Call 704-431-9359

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will receive letters of interest for architectural design services to be provided for RCCC's North Campus additions and renovations including enhancements, HVAC upgrades, and additions / renovations for classrooms, offices and health science classrooms and labs. For details of submission, please go to:

Homes for Sale

Cleveland. Great home on 11 acres. Brick ranch with a basement and solar panels to help cut down those heating bills. This home has tons of character and space. $369,900. Call for a showing today! 704-9067207 or visit

Cleveland. JUST REDUCED!! An unbelievably beautiful brick home on 25 acres. This home has 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a bonus room and a full So many basement. and in a features wonderful equestrian neighborhood. See it and love it. 704-906-7207 for or showing visit

E. Spencer

Free Stuff PUPPIES, FREE!! Mixed breed. 2 males, 1 female. Loves everyone/thing of all ages. Handled since birth. Will be small/medium dogs. Call Ashley @ (704)797-1822 for more info!

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

Lost & Found

Business Opportunities

Lost dog. Chihuahua mix, female, at BP station in Rockwell May 24, cinnamon color, no collar. REWARD! 704-433-5970 or 704-279-5715

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will receive letters of interest for architectural design services to be provided for a multi-component fire and emergency services training facility including mock fire station, burn tower, confined/tunnel space, educational/training pavilions, and other fire & emergency services related structure / components. For details of submission, please go to

Found dog in Spencer. Young female mix. No collar. Call 704-738-4338 to claim. Found peacock. In pasture on 601, near Cauble Rd. Found 5/23. Call 704-640-8757 to identify. Found small male dog, white with black patches/ ears. Looks like short haired Shih-Tzu. Call 980-234-0120

Help Me Get Home!

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

Chair, wingback, tan. $55. Beautiful mahogany oval table, $65. Please call 704-637-5189 China Cabinet, white with butcher block counter. $60.00 Call 704-278-2722

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

Mini-tiller/Cultivator, Craftsman. Good cond. $125. Outside large composter w/ turning tools. Good cond., used for several yrs. $80. Small kitchen ceramic composter. Good cond. $25. Call for appt. 704-630-0192

Free Stuff

Weight bench, $175. Nano headset, $45. Please call 704-213-4790 for more information. Winch, 12V, $69; 100 PSI compressor, $59; generator, $900W, $109; gas engine 6.5 HP, $99. All new, 704-784-2488

Washer & dryer, Whirlpool. Good Condition. $150 each. Call (704) 633-7604

Lawn and Garden Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. One gallon three ft., $10. Seven gallon six ft. & full, $40. 14 ft. B&B, $200. All of the above includes mulch, special fertilizer, delivery and installation! 704-274-0569

Lumber All New!

Lost & Found

Found Female Pit Mix at Hwy 150 and Jones Rd. By Lazy 5 Ranch. Please call Dawn to claim 704-663-5100.

Homes for Sale

Alexander Place

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. China Grove

What A Bargain

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

Bring All Offers

$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 $89,000. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty

East Rowan

Wonderful Home

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

Flip this House!

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

Would you let a fox guard your hen house? Some legislators in Raleigh seem to think it would be a good idea when it comes to your right to know what the city or county is up to. House Bill 472 would allow town officials to avoid putting a public notice in the place where citizens know to find them, in the local newspaper. Zoning hearings. Changes in city ordinances. Bids on public projects. When government only has to let you know about these by putting items on its own website, without the independent verification of the newspaper, your rights are put in jeopardy. Officials could simply say, “TRUST US, we placed a notice on our website. Sorry if you didn’t see it when it was online.”

Call or email your legislators today! Tell them you want notices in your local newspaper! Vote NO on H.B. 472!

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



1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC




Financing Available!


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

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

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

Low Miles! Clean!

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

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

Cadillac Sedan DeVille, Leather, fully 2004. loaded, extra clean, 69,000 miles. $7,995. 704-720-0520 **SPECIAL FINANCING** Ford Mustang V6, 2001. Oxford white clearcoat exterior with medium parchment interior. $8,659. Stock #P7690A 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

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





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

Mini Cooper, 2006. Black & white. 17,000 Garage kept. miles. $18,500. Please call 704640-6509 after 3pm. Toyota Corolla S, 2007. Black sand pearl exterior with dark charcoal interior. $13,359. Stock # T11319A. 1-800-542-9758

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

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 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

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

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

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.


(former Sagebrush location)

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

Sweet Ride!

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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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


Chrysler LeBaron, 1993 V-6. Good condition. PS, PB, AC, AT. $450. Please call 336-751-5749

Nice Ride!

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

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011 • 7B


Motorcycles & ATVs

Motorcycles & ATVs

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

Weekly Special Only $18,995

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Sagebrush location) 2004 Mercedes Benz E500, V8, Fully loaded, navigation. Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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

Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

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.

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

We invite you to join the








2001 CHEVY S-10



Very Low Miles, Towing Package

Automatic, Extra Clean

4 Door

Leather, Sunroof









2004 FORD F150 Truck, Extra Clean










SUV, Low Miles

2 Door, Gas Saver!

4 Door





Truck, Low Miles...Only 8,000




2008 CHEVY COBALT LS 4 Door, Gas Saver!













4 Door





2009 MINI COOPER Gas Saver!







4 Door


Hatchback, Gas Saver!

SUV, Navigation


2005 VOLVO XC90







Only 5,100 Miles





2006 GMC SIERRA 1500




















4 Door



700 Block, Both Sides of W. Innes St. 1 Mile West of I-85 Salisbury Sales Dept. Monday-Friday 8am-6pm; Saturday 9am-4pm Service Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday



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8B • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011 Autos

Transportation Dealerships


CLASSIFIED Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Jeep J-10, 1981. 4WD. 6 cylinder. Runs or for parts. $695. Call 704-637-0217 or 704-213-9240

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Boats & Watercraft Fishing Boat & Trailer

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

Motorcycles & ATVs

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

Service & Parts

1463 Concord Parkway N. Concord, NC

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

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

Authorized EZGO 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 Camper Top for long bed Ford truck, has 2 roll out windows on each side. $250. 704-633-4526

Transportation Dealerships

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

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

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.

Has It All!

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

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale


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

Fulton Heights

Look at Me!

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


(704) 797-4220

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

Ford 1992 F-150, two wheel drive, 118K original miles, A/C, very good, dependable truck, just needs paint. $1,800. Excellent interior, regular maintenance. 336-6719953

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

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

Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm

Granite Quarry

100% Financing

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

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

Kannapolis. Like new 3BR, 2BA. 1,152 sq. ft. Walk-in closets, new carpet & floors. Big porch, deck. ¼ acre wooded. Privacy on 3 sides. Security system, motion activated exterior lights. 2X wide drive. Near YMCA, library, bus & NC Research Campus. Warranty. $90k or by non-binding bidding 6/22, HURRY! Call NOW for Bid info. Gallagher & Associates, 704-362-1001


Great Location


Granite Quarry

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

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

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

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




Lots of Extras

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

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

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

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

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

Homes for Sale Salisbury

Motivated Seller

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

East Salis. 3/4BR, 2½BA. Lease purchase option. New construction, energy star. Green build. 704-638-0108

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

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

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

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

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!


Special Financing

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

Homes for Sale

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

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

New Home


Convenient Location


Lots of Room

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

New Listing

428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Homes for Sale

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

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

Unique Property

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

Land for Sale Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628 E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 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

New Listing 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

Over 150 Vehicles in Stock!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Lake

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

Lots for Sale

Dawson Cape Built on your lot $122,900

100% Financing

704-746-4492 Lots for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools. 2.99% fixed rate for 30 years. Starting at $24,900. 704-202-9362


Very Cute Home 3BR, 2 BA home close to High Rock. Open floor plan, great room w/vaulted ceiling, formal dining, office area, back deck, newly painted. R52281 $139,777 Jeffrey Ketner Apple House Realty 704-6335067

Cleveland. Spacious manufactured home on 5 acres. This home has 4 bedrooms and two baths, a hugh kitchen and dining, living room and a den with a fireplace, master with a beautiful bath and massive walk in closet. For the unbelievable price of $97,900. Call for an appointment. 704-9067207 or visit


Western Rowan County

To place an ad call the Classified Department at 704-797-4220

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

(former Sagebrush location)



Near the Lake

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

Over 2 Acres


Motivated Seller

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

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

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

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

Headline type

Lease Purchase

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Well 3 BR, 2 BA, established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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

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

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


Convenient Location

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

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

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

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

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

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**

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

Call For More Information (321)230-1380 Also available for all your Home Repair and Remodel Needs

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

Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

SALISBURY POST Real Estate Services


B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

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


1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 China Grove. Very nice. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Deposit required. Please call 704-279-8428

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. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Real Estate Commercial

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR, 1½ BA $550/month, deposit req. Approx. 1,000 sqft. Call 704-202-2065.

China Grove. 303 North Main St. (across from the roller mill). Building has 5 apartments, space for 2 businesses on the 1st level, warehouse (35x60) and a 5BR house behind the building. Must be sold together. $670,000. Call 704-857-7559


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

China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605

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

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Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Spencer. 2BR/1½ BA, appls w/ W/D hook up, security lights, no pets, Sect. 8 OK. 704-279-3990

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

Attn. Landlords

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

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


Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 newly renovated. BA, $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appl., central electric heat & air, $525 per month 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035

East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691

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

East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520

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

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 Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

Colonial Village Apts.

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Excellent Location!

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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. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury 1BR. Wood floors, appls, great location. Seniors welcome. $375-$395/mo. + dep. 704-630-0785

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

Salisbury City, Lincolnton Rd. 1BR/1BA, very spacious, good n'hood, $375 + dep. 704-640-5750

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

Carson District

Salisbury near VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, app. reqd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA on second level. No pets. No smoking. Pool, tennis courts. $415/mo. + $400 dep. 704-633-2004

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

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Yard Sale Area 3

E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator and stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 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

3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for information. 808 Camp Rd. Knollwood, SE Middle, Carson district. 3BR, 2BA. Built 2004. Home also has 1-car garage w/ opener. All electric home, energy efficient windows & heat pump/AC. Dishwasher, smooth range, refrigerator. $875/mo. 704-363-0096

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

East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233 East Salisbury. 2 & 3BR, 1rentals available. Central air & heat. Appliances. Please call 704-638-0108 East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ mo. Call Waggoner Realty at 704-633-0462

Classic Style!

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

to show your stuff!

Salisbury 2BR/1½BA within walking distance of downtown Salisbury, lies a townhouse on the National Historic Register w/Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, jetted jacuzzi tub, expansive rooms, huge kitchen, covered front porch & charm to spare! 704-691-4459

2120 Kannapolis Centergrove Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA, $975 mo.; 125 Kennedy St. 2 BR, 1 BA, $400 mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Yard Sale Area 3

Yard Sale Area 4

Yard Sale Area 4

Salisbury 3 Family Yard Sale, Saturday, May 28th , 8am-Until. 318 Oakview Jewelry, adult Dr. clothes, shoes, small appliances, gun racks, books, dishes, home décor. Too much to list!

Salisbury Yard Sale, 2403 E. Innes St., Saturday, May 28, 8am12noon. Boys baby / toddler clothes, shoes, hats, accessories, cribs, strollers, toys, household items, patio umbrellas, Ethan Allen furniture, TV cabinet, antique bench.

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Houses: 3BR, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

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

Wanted: Real Estate

Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$ WANTED MOBILE HOME 2 or 3 bedroom rent to own, close to Salisbury. Must be on lot and low payments. Close to bus line. Leave a message. 704-210-2187

Salisbury. 320 W. Thomas St. Sat., May 28th , 7am-noon. Furniture, home accessories, baby items, clothes, & more.

YARD SALE AREAS Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville

Apartments 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.

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

Cleveland Huge Yard Sale, 14245 Cool

Salisbury Two Family Yard Sale, 420 Mahaley Ave., Saturday, May 28, 8am-until. Baby boy clothes size 3-24 mos., girls clothes 18 mos. - 10 years, high chairs, car seat, toys, household goods, upright freezer and more.

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

YARD SALE To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Research Friday, May 27, 12noon to 5pm Saturday, May 28, 8am-4pm 1621 Emerald Street, Parallel to Knox Middle School Crane's Stationery, gift items, wedding accessories, greeting cards, books, kitchen items, Disney items, microwave, silver, silver plated items, crystal, desks & chairs, entertainment center, computer desk, lamps and light fixtures, pictures, candles, pet items, old pottery, area rugs, linens, glassware (some vintage), dishes, wine rack, & other household items, purses, jewelry, old money, nursery items, small appliances, TVs, VHS tapes, DVDs, phones, answering machines, cameras, electronics, Stihl (Honda powered) pressure washer, auto engine lift, steel shelving, DeSoto hubcaps, '55 Bel Aire insignia, power tools, hand & garden tools, heaters, arts & crafts, handicap items, yard furniture, camping equipment, exercise equipment, golf clubs & bags, comic books, dolls & doll furniture, toys & games for all ages, plants, and much, much more.

In appreciation for your support, come and register for a Bob Timberlake print to be given away. Drawing to be held at 3pm May 28. You need not be present to win.

Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill

Large items may be seen before the sale by calling 704-636-5902 after 7:30 pm for an appt.

Area 5 - Davidson Co. Area 6 – Davie Co. and parts of Davidson Co. This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

Yard Sale Area 1

Spencer Double Estate Sale, Two Estates in One. 408 S. Yadkin Ave. Friday, May 27th & May 28th, 7am-4pm. Old bottles, crocks, glassware, military items, tools, lift chair, furniture, movies, quilts, linens, Christmas décor. Anthony Fisher, 704-4331951 Early Birds Welcome

Yard Sale Area 2

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Springs Rd. Look for Balloons! Sat., May 28th, 8am-2pm. Rain Date: June 4th. Antiques, collectibles, household items, clothing, rugs, mower & much more! HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE 7am-2pm, 5/27-5/28, Corriher Motor Co., 4225 Blvd, Statesville Salisbury. Many new or like new items, toys, clothes, etc. Salisbury Huge Sporting Goods Sale! Sat. May 28th, 8am-3pm. 1618 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., beside Southern States. Outdoor cooking items, camping equip., gas grills, basketball goals, trampolines, towable ski tubes, 10 ft. water trampolines, bicycles, ping pong tables, electric scooters, golf bags, deer stands, swimming pools, exercise equip., electric turkey fryer. Thousands of NEW Items!

China Grove. 1010 Lauren Glen Dr. Sat. May 28th , 8am-noon. Household & kitchen items, electronics, furniture, clothes, rugs & too much to list!! China Grove. 290 Arcadia Rd. (near Old Concord-Salisbury Rd. & Rogers Rd.) Multi-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, May 28th, 7am-12noon. John Deere lawn mower parts, clothes, furniture, trailer hitch, and more.

Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, May 28th, 8am-Until. 625 Roseman Rd. 14th house on left. Toys, clothes, household items, collectibles. Salisbury. 179 Spring Oak Dr. Yard Sale. Sat. May 28th, 8am-1pm. Baby & toddler clothes, toys, baby swing, etc. Adult clothes, home décor & knick-knacks. Please come! Items MUST go!

CUMC YARD SALE May 28th, 7 am-1 pm, 3401 Mooresville Road, Salisbury. Breakfast biscuits will be served 7 am-10 am.

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China Grove Multi-Family Yard Sale, Sat., May 28st, 7am-Until, 1705 A & B S. Main St., beside Quality Clothing. Oak & glass shelving units, store fixtures, rolling racks, grid wall, pocketbooks, TV's, tripods, different shelving units, lots of pictures, chairs, shoes baskets, clothing, DVD's, hundreds of old National Geographic magazines, printers

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Salisbury. 270 North Oakhurst Dr. (Westwood Development off Harrison Rd.) 2-Family Yard Sale, Sat., May 28th 7:30am1pm. If you want it, we probably have it!

Landis. 317 W. Davis St. Yard Sale. Sat., May 28th , 7am-11am. Piano, table & chairs, toys, TV, VHS movies, books, kids & adult clothes (school uniforms) & much more.

Yard Sale Area 4 Faith Yard Sale, 402 E. 2nd St. (Faith Rd to Gantt St., right onto E. 2nd St.), Saturday, May 28, 7am12noon. Household items, jogging stroller, items, books, baby seasonal items, and much more. Faith. 403 N. Main Street. Moving/Yard Sale, Sat., 5/28, 8am-noon. Sale is inside & outside! Lots of household items, kitchen items, women's (sz. 4-8), boys' & girls' clothing, yard items, LOTS of boy & girl toys!! Everything must go! Rain or shine! Granite Quarry. 114 Brookstone Way. HUGE Yard Sale. Fri. 5/27, Sat. 5/28 & Sun. 5/29, 9amuntil. Cherry drop leaf dining table, fridge w/ice maker, round table & chairs, dozens shirts, sweaters, slacks, Set Blue Willow, men's Justin boots (sz. 9), spoon & plate rack, rolltop desk Pd $800. Sell $200 obo. LARGE YARD SALE 5/28/2011, 6:30am-until, 14015 Old Beatty Ford Rd, Rockwell, clothes, shoes, books, household items, to much to list.

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Salisbury 4 Family Yard Sale, Saturday, May 28th, 8am-Until. 529 Steeplechase Trail behind the Moose Lodge. Follow signs. Furniture, glassware, toys, 2005 Ford Explorer XLT and much more. Salisbury Yard Sale, 1723 Dewberry Place (in Olde Salisbury Subdivision), Saturday, 7amuntil. Lots of furniture (sofas, bedroom furniture, suede chair, bed frame), clothing, household and miscellaneous items.

Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, May 28th, 7am12pm, 105 Rudolph Rd. Household items, clothes, baby equipment, old wash stand, flags, TV, yard tools, Legos. Salisbury. 1125 Providence Church Rd. MultiFamily Yard Sale. Sat. May 28th, 7am-12noon. LOTS of girls' toys, clothes (all sizes, men & women), holiday stuff, kitchen items & more!

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Rockwell Eastern Star 2-Day YARD SALE! Fri., May 27th, 2pm-7pm & Sat., May 28th, 7am - Noon RAIN OR SHINE Located at Keller Masonic Lodge on School Street, off Hwy. 152, Rockwell (Yard Sale in the basement)

Come out and see what we have!!

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cupcake! I love you! From Bear Happy Birthday, Elisha! We love you! Barbara & Russell


Happy Birthday, Elisha H.! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are! Love & hugs, Kris & Tim Happy Birthday, Aunt 'Lisha! Hope you have a super special day! Lots of love & hugs, Griffin & Dawson Happy birthday. We love you. From Sandy, Ashley, Bradley, and Troy Hill

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

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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.


Happy Birthday, Aunt Elisha! Love you, Bradley Hill


Happy Birthday Melvin D. May God Bless you with many more. Love, Your Cousins


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10B • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011 Houses for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental

Houses for Rent

Kannapolis, 911 Haley St., 2BR/1BA, $475 per month + dep. References required. 704-933-1110 Near Spencer and Salisbury, 2 bedroom, one bath house in quiet, nice neighborhood. No pets. Lease, dep, app and refs req. $590/mo, $500 dep, 704-797-4212 before 7pm. 704-2395808 after 7pm.

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

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

Spencer, 3BR/2BA, 7 years old, downstairs bonus room, gas logs in livingroom, includes all including appliances washer & dryer. Nice neighborhood, convenient to schools, 2 car $1,000/mo., garage, $950 dep. 704-202-2610 Spencer. 109 10th St. 2BR, 1BA house for rent Good condition, new heating and air, new windows, refrigerator and stove included. Referrals and deposit required. $600/mo. 704-6379744. Leave message

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

Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

Office and Commercial Rental Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

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

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Office Space

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

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


E. Rowan area, 2BR, 1BA. $300/mo, 3 people limit, no pets, refs required. 704-857-3917 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Rowan area. 2BR, PARTIALLY furnished. $110/week + $400 deposit, NO PETS. Limit 2. 704-279-6599 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Granite Quarry. 2BR, 2BA. 3 person limit. No pets. $450/month + deposit. 704-279-5905 Lake High Estates, 3 BR, 1½ BA, 1+ acre private lot. Remodeled. $500 + deposit. 704-279-6279 Landis, 2BR, 2BA, Beautiful, quiet, country setting. Please call Jeff at 704-855-3934

Woodleaf 3BR/1BA, refrigerator and stove included included, washer/dryer hook up. $625/month + deposit. No pets. References & credit check required. No Section 8. 704-490-6048

Lake Property Rental 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

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals


Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139 Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $495/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307

On High Rock Lake, 2 BR, 2 BA cottage. Private pier, gazebo. $850/mo., 1 month rent dep. req. No Pets. 704-636-2530

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

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



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

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

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.

Resort & Vacation Rentals Fisherman's Paradise. Waterfront cottages at Harker's Island, NC. Boat ramp, boat slips, private pier, private beach. Weekly, daily, weekend. Call 252-288-0049

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

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

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

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.

Carport and Garages

Cleaning Services

Grading & Hauling

Home Improvement

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

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

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

Concrete Work

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

Quality Affordable Childcare

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

Cleaning Services

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

704-279-2600 Since 1955


Elaine's Special Cleaning 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!”




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


Drywall Services

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

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

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


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






Cat, free, 10 year old neutered male. Fully vetted. Please call 704640-5562


Free dog. Boxer mix named Charlie. UTD on vaccines. Neutered. Good with children & animals. 704-279-4307

Puppies, free to good homes. Rescue dog surprised us with pups. 7 to choose from here in Enochville/Kannapolis. Breed unsure, many colors, darn cute. 704-938-9842

Free cats to good home. 4 domestic long hair. 2 black & white, 2 black. Litter trained. Cleveland area. Call 704-657-0280 or 704-500-4085

GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES Beautiful Labrador Retriever Puppies. Great bloodline. Sweet personalities. Chocolate and black pups . Ready June 4th. $400. Call Ronnie at 704-798-6336

Free kittens to good home. 7 weeks old, litter trained. Cute! 2 males, 2 females. Call Jeanne at 704-239-6244 Free kittens. 2 orange & white tabbies, 2 black & white. 3 males, 1 female. 8 weeks. 704-956-3023

Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix free to good home, 7 months old. Housebroken, good with kids, beautiful & loving dog. Prefer inside or kennel only. All puppy shots given. 704-326-5093

Free kittens. 7 weeks old Bobtail kittens, yellow & orange striped. 2 available. 704-279-4307

Giving away kittens or puppies?

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Rooms for Rent

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals Kannapolis Lots $200 per Available. month + deposit. No pets. 704-239-2833

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

Home Improvement

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

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

Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Puppies ICCF. Reg. Various Colors. $500 to $700. 704-762-6301

Kittens, 5 adorable kittens free to good homes. Male & female. In Walkertown, possibly able to meet you to get them. Call 336-595-8759. Leave message

Free Beagle mix. Female. To good home only. Needs room to run. Call 704-754-8109. Ask for Caren.

Kittens, free, adorable & playful, male & female 1 litter--6 weeks old & 1 litter-7 weeks old Call Sharon 336-463-4963

Free Boxer/Pit bulldogs. 3 males 2 females left. Black/ white & 1 brindle/ white. Have shots & 1st worming. Patty 704-636-7922

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


Free puppies. German Shepard mix. Mother is very sweet and great with kids. Puppies are black with brown markings. Call Jackie 704-633-5107

Dogs AKC GERMAN ROTTWEILERS READY NOW Excellent temperament. Parents on site Tails docked Dew claws removed $750 704-239-8879

Free to good home. Found female black lab mix. Very loving and good with kids. Protective of her family but not aggressive. Must find home for her! 336-6553201.

Junk Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

B & L Home Improvement

Kittens, free. Only 2 left!! Black and white, 1 male 1 female. 7 weeks old. Call Lisa 704-433-3362

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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

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

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

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

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 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. 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

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

CASH FOR JUNK CARS and Batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930


Other Pets Puppy. Shih-Tzu, one male, AKC registered Born February 21. All shots. 704-637-7524


HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our May Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt. PET GOAT, free. Female, 2 Years old. Black with white spots. Family Pet for Good Home Only. Please No Calls After 6pm. 704-633 6806

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

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

Pet & Livestock Services

Pet & Livestock Services

Pet & Livestock Supplies

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast 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

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

Z & Sons Lawn Care & House Washing

Painting and Decorating

Basic lawn care, pressure washing and pine needles. Free estimates

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

Brown's Landscape

Manufactured Home Services

_ Bush Hogging _ Plowing _ Tilling _ Raised garden beds Free Estimates

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


Roofing and Guttering

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

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

Cathy's Painting Service & Pressure Washing. Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335 Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

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Earl's Lawn Care

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763.

Masonry and Brickwork

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

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

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

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

FREE Estimates F

Puppies, Beagles. Good blood line, first shot, wormed. $60. Please call 704-639-6299

Trail Riding Horses (2), $300 each. Please Call 704-6401-6004

Dale's Painting & Repair. 40 years exp. Please call 704-278-4883 or 704-657-1198

Professional Services Unlimited

Junk Removal


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


Take Us Home!

Sweet Babies!

Moving and Storage

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

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

Pitbull/Lab Mix Puppies. 3 black females. First shots and dewormed. 704-267-1137

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

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!”

Puppies, CKC Registered F1 Golden Doodles. 5 males, 3 females. Light to medium apricot. Puppies will be ready June 17th. Call to reserve or set up a visit. $750. Call Vicky 336-853-5090

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.


Great Space!

Office and Commercial Rental

Industrial/ Warehouse

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

Salisbury, off Hwy 70. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. 2-car garage. Hdwds. All appl. $800/mo. + dep. 704-754-2108




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

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

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

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.


No. 61452 To: All property owners within the Atwell VFD Fire District. The Rowan County Commissioners will meet Monday June 6, 2011 to discuss fire tax rates for Atwell Vol. Fire Department during the Volunteer Fire Department section at 5:30 P.M. The meeting will be held in the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration Building located at 130 West Innes Street Salisbury, NC. No. 61442 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 10 CVD 569 MECKLENBURG COUNTY No. 61446 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Maxie S. Gibson. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before 09/02/2011, 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. Today's Date 05/25/2011. Dillard Edwin Webb as Executor for the estate of Maxie S. Gibson, deceased, file#11e485, 5335 W. NC 152 Hwy., China Grove, NC 28023 No. 61416 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Rachel Hardister Evans, 2720 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. 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 26th 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 19th day of May, 2011. Rachel Hardister Evans, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E508, Earlene G. Little, 2801 Inverness Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 No. 61390 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Donald M. Carter, deceased, 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 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 11th day of May, 2011. W. Summersett Carter, Executor, Estate of Donald M. Carter, 209 Polo Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. File 2011-E-470, Shuford Caddell & Fraley, LLP, PO Box 198, Salisbury, NC 281450198.

THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, PLAINTIFF, V. DAWN BURNETTE BUNN, DEFENDANT. To: Dawn Burnette Bunn, the above named defendant: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: The Plaintiff Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority has filed a complaint seeking damages for money owed. You are sought to defense defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after May 27th, 2011, (exclusive of said date) and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This 24th day of May, 2011. ROBERT G. McINTOSH, THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM, Attorney for the Plaintiff PO Box 2270, Davidson, North Carolina 28036-2270 Telephone: 704-892-1699, Fax Number: 704-892-8664

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the estate of William Compton Scoggins, III, 720 Centenary Church Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before: 9-02-2011. 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. Today's date: 05-24-2011. Brenda T. Scoggins, Executor for the estate of William Compton Scoggins, III, deceased, File 11E-525, 720 Centenary Church Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125 Attorney at Law, J. Carlyle Sherrill, 117 W. Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61417 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Eddie Law, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of August, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 13th day of May, 2011. Alonda L. Rivera as Administrator for the estate of Eddie Law, deceased, file#11e486, 1652 Woolie Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 61447 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the Estate of Ruby Barnhardt Cole. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before 09/02/2011, 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. Today's Date 05/25/2011. Dennis Gwen Cole III as Co-Executor for the estate of Ruby Barnhardt Cole, deceased, file#11e528, 5668 Longbottom Road, Hays, NC 28635 and Deborah Cole Misenheimer as CoExecutor for the estate of: Ruby Barnhardt Cole, deceased, file#11e528, PO Box 881, Rockwell, NC 28138

No. 61434 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the estate of Betty Jo Piper Hutchens. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before 8/28/2011. 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. Today's Date 05/20/2011. Hilton Terry Hutchens as Executor for the estate of Betty Jo Piper Hutchens, deceased, File #11e514, PO Box 2505, Fayetteville, NC 28302 Attny at Law: Hilton Terry Hutchens, PO Box 2505, Fayetteville, NC 28302 No. 61373 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING GRANDPARENT ADOPTION In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and Marion County, Florida Case No.: 10-2579-DR-FK In Re: Termination of Parental Rights Pending Grandparent Adoption of JONATHAN CHARLES BEAN, a minor child. TO: PERRY LYN THOMPSON Piedmont Correctional Institution, 1245 Camp Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 You are notified that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to file a written copy of your defenses if any to the Clerk of the Court of Marion County Florida at 110 N.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. Telephone number 352-671-5555 on or before May 31, 2011 and provide a copy to Victoria L. Bush, Esq., P.O. Box 6108 Ocala, FL 34478. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS WILL BE TERMINATED. Copies of all court documents in this case are available from the Clerk of the Court. Future papers in this action will be mailed to the address on record with the Clerk. Dated: April 25, 2011 Victoria L. Bush, attorney for grandparents: Lisa and James Bean No. 61443 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING June 06, 2011 - 7:00pm Notice is hereby given that the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Landis will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Municipal Building, 312 South Main Street, Landis, North Carolina to consider adopting the proposed Budget for 2011 - 2012. Budget highlights include: General Fund Light Fund Water Fund Sewer Fund Storm WaterTotal Proposed Budget -

$2,473,180.00 $6,075,960.00 $962,667.00 $929,513.00 $94,000.00 $10,535,320.00

All interested parties and citizens are invited to attend the public hearing and make their views known. Douglas R. Linn Town Manager, Town of Landis No. 61435

Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809


Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on June 8, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit:

To: Darren Eugene Sanders and Renee Sanders, the above named defendants: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: The Plaintiff Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority has filed a complaint seeking damages for money owed. You are sought to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after June 5th, 2011, (exclusive of said date) and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This 24th day of May, 2011. ROBERT G. McINTOSH, THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM, Attorney for the Plaintiff PO Box 2270, Davidson, North Carolina 28036-2270 Telephone: 704-892-1699, Fax Number: 704-892-8664 No. 61438 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 967 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Elaine M Phillips, An Unmarried Woman to Sauders & Goforth, Trustee (s), which was dated May 24, 2004 and recorded on June 1, 2004 in Book 1009 at Page 122, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on June 8, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot No. Fifteen (15) of COUNTRY PLACE ESTATES, as shown in Book of Maps 9995 at Page 2232, Rowan County Registry. TOGETHER WITH a 2000 Liberty 28 X 60 Doublewide Manufactured Home, Model No. M8286062, Serial No. 16L08672XU, which Grantor herein declares to be a permanent fixture upon the herein described real property. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1055 Red Oak Drive, Rockwell, NC 28138. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Elaine M. Phillips. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-26307-FC01 No. 61409 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 105 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by GARRIC LOGAN, MARRIED AND MICHAELLE Y. LOGAN, MARRIED to BETTY J. GIBSON, Trustee(s), which was dated July 9, 1998 and recorded on July 17, 1998 in Book 0827 at Page 0308 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on March 1, 1999 in Book 0845, Page 0834, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 345 South Oakhurst Drive and, Lot 32 adjacent to 345 South Oakhurst Drive and Lot 31 located on South Oakhurst Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147.

Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

UNIT(s) 465 519 569 114 219 269 208 216 249 408 542 309 202 402 531 589


Address of property: 1320 Longview Ave, Salisbury, NC 28146 Tax Parcel ID: 057A09901 Present Record Owners: Jeanette Villaverde; Manuel Villaverde

If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property or the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in it's sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. In either event the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee's attorney or the Trustee.

NAME Bryan O. Taylor Kelley S Krack Priscilla DelaRosa Victoria Robinson Darren Moody James Pruitt James Samolu Jennifer McKeithen Stephanie & Walter Hall Justin Owens Gloria Barnes Marion Jones Andra R. Stanback George Gardner Doris R. Sanders Eddie Taylor

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Vera O Brannon to Southland Associates, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated October 4, 1999 and recorded on October 8, 1999 in Book 865 at Page 91, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on June 2, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit:

The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required.

UNIT(s) 561 209 337 325 248 452 457 303 568 458 534 409 246 270 306 502 435


NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 11-SP-265 7200 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Jeanette Villaverde and Manuel Villaverde, dated January 29, 2007 and recorded on January 31, 2007, in Book No. 1085, at Page 901 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on June 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

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

NAME Jeffery Vincent Thomas & Phyllis Melodia Steve Campbell Brittany Carter Lera Irving Jacqueline Moore Kimberly Hill Kimberly Hill Patricia Phillips Gloria Spratt Trina McCoy Brittany Parks Carolyn H. Moose Jason Smicker James Baker Vern and Tatyana Shurtz Charles R. Street


No. 61445 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Karen-Ann Aurora, 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 1st day of September, 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 24th day of May, 2011. Theodore P. Aurora, as Executor for the estate of Karen-Ann Aurora, deceased, file#11e522, 615 Villa Woods Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attny at Law: S. Edward Parrott, PO Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829

No. 61408 On Saturday, June 4, 2011 Olympic Crown Storage, LLC will sell various items of personal property pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rentals amounts due at it's storage facility located at 915 Bendix Drive in Salisbury, NC. The auction will take place at 10:00 AM on the premises of Olympic Crown Storage, LLC at 915 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. The lien is being asserted and enforced as provided by North Carolina General Statutes.

No. 61441

No. 61444


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BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER 31, 32, and 33, Section 8 Westwood Subdivision, including a 10 foot utility easement, per plat thereof recorded at Map Book 9995, Page 3020, Rowan County Registry. Reference to said plat is hereby made for a more perfect description of said lot. Being that same parcel as described in Deed Book 599, Page 181, Rowan County Registry.

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Garric Logan and wife, Michaelle Logan. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee Attorney, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-01379-FC01

Lying and being in Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina BEGINNING at an iron pin in the northeast margin of Geroid Street, corner to an alley and running thence with said alley North 47 deg. 00 min. East 162.3 feet to an iron pin; thence South 44 deg. 00 min. East 88.8 feet to an iron pin; thence South 47 deg. 00 min. West 248.8 feet to an iron pin; thence North 29 deg. 10 min. West 91.4 feet to an iron pin, thence North 47 deg. 00 min. East 60 feet to the point of BEGINNING and being of Lot #13, all of Lots #14, #15, and #16 and part of Lots #17 and #18 as shown by the map of the property of Wright and McCubbins, East Spencer, N.C., surveyed by C.M. Miller, C.S., March 1907 and also as shown on survey by Hudson and Almond dated March 20, 1992. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 207 East Geroid Street, East Spencer, NC 28039. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are All Lawful Heirs of Vera Brannon. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-01676-FC01 NO. 61407 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 291 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY DERRY M. STEEDLEY AND ROXANNE G. STEEDLEY AND ANN L. GORDY DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1052 AT PAGE 409 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 1:30 PM on June 1, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF GRANITE QUARRY, PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN EXISTING IRON LOCATED ON THE EASTERN MARGIN OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 52, COMMON CORNER OF LOTS 71 AND 72; THENCE, WITH THE EASTERN MARGIN OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 52, NORTH 01 DEGREE 55 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 150.00 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON LOCATED AT THE COMMON CORNER OF LOTS 65 AND 66; THENCE WITH THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 65 AND 66, SOUTH 88 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 195.86 FEET (PASSING AN IRON AT 175.86 FEET) TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF TREXLER CREEK, COMMON CORNER WITH MCKINNEY; THENCE WITH THE CENTERLINE OF TREXLER CREEK, SOUTH 67 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 39.77 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF A BRANCH; ' THENCE WITH THE CENTERLINE OF THE BRANCH, SOUTH 15 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 141.42 FEET TO A POINT ON THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 147 AND 148; THENCE WITH THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 147 AND 148 (AND CONTINUING ALONG THE SAME BEARING WITH THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 71 AND 72), NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST' A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 126.84 FEET (PASSING AN IRON AT 20.00 FEET) TO AN IRON, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE TRACT CONVEYED BY HARRISON TO BARGER BY DEED DATED MAY 17, 1999, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST 6.26 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 11.96 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST 9.26 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 16.60 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 3.90 FEET TO A POINT ON THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 71 AND 72; THENCE WITH THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 71 AND 72, NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 120.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.862 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AS SHOWN UPON APROPERTY SURVEY MAP PREPARED BY RICHARD L. SHULENBURGER, RLS, DATED MAY 17, 1999. And Being more commonly known as: 604 North Salisbury GQ Ave, Granite Quarry, NC 28146 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Ann L. Gordy as life tenant, Derry M. Steedley and Roxanne G. Steedley as remaindermen. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is May 11, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-013843 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

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In “The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy,” Elizabeth Aston wrote: “You can’t jump down the stairs in one leap, however much you might wish to, and you even more surely can’t jump up it, but one step and then the next and there you are, at the top or the bottom and not a bit out of breath or discomposed.” At the bridge table, even in the declarer play, you must sometimes leap — take positive action — and sometimes bide your time. In today’s deal, how should South play in four hearts after West leads the diamond jack? North’s raise to three hearts indicated some 4-7 high-card points. South settled for game because he had a minimum two-club opening. When the deal was originally played, declarer leapt, covering West’s diamond jack with dummy’s queen. But East won with his ace and shifted to the club queen. The defenders col-

lected one spade, one diamond and two clubs for down one. Yes, South was unlucky that both aces were badly placed, but he could have made his contract with a delaying play. At trick one, he should have called for dummy’s low diamond. What would East have done? If he had overtaken with his ace and switched to the club queen, declarer would have won two spades, six hearts and two diamonds. If East had ducked, South would have ruffed East’s diamond ace at trick two, drawn trumps ending in the dummy, and discarded a club loser on the established diamond winner to lose only one spade, one diamond and one club.

Dear Dr. Gott: I read your column in the Shelby (Ohio) Daily Globe and do appreciate the sage advice you give on health matters. I’m a 73-year-old female who is in seemingly good health. I’m active and do not take any medications except for an occasional sip of Mylanta when I indulge in spicy foods. I see my VA doctor twice a year for a checkup, and she always orders a blood draw — usually a CBC. Mostly, it is normal and agrees with the ranges. However, my platelet count DR. PETER has run low for years. GOTT This month it is 137, and monos (whatever that is) were 9.4, which is on the high side. What does it mean? My doctor does not seem too concerned about it, and I do not wish to take medication if it can be avoided. I feel great, although I do feel tired at the end of the day after taking care of my house and yard. But isn’t it normal to be tired after a day of activity? My HGB fluctuates from 12.5 to 13.1, and my iron count has been low a time or two, but I’m mostly concerned about the low platelet count that has been going on for years. I have no problems with bleeding when I cut myself. I try to consume a fair diet without too many sweets and starches. I eat vegeta-

bles and salads and love fruit. I do not smoke or drink other than to have an occasional glass of wine with dinner. I don’t eat out much. My weight stays around 120 pounds, and I’m 5 feet tall. Dear Reader: CBC is an abbreviation of a complete blood count. It can determine the number of white and red blood cells you have, your total hemoglobin (HGB), the fraction of blood that composes red blood cells (your hematocrit or HCT) and a great deal more. While relatively similar, lab values can vary between facilities. For example, you indicate your platelet count has run low for years, with the current reading being 137. At my local hospital lab, the range of “normal” is anything between 130 and 400. If you were tested here, you would be considered on the low side of normal, but normal nonetheless. Your monos

(standing for monocytes) are slightly high at 9.4. Monos play many roles in the immune system. Readings can indicate something or nothing at all, although a high count usually indicates infection, a response to stress, inflammation and a great deal more. Because I don’t have your complete report, I am unable to guess at what, if anything, your physician might be testing you for twice each year, but my guess is that she would follow up vigorously if she suspected anything wrong. Be sure to ask her during your next appointment. In the interim, enjoy your good health, eat well, and keep as active as possible. This regimen has obviously kept you on the right track thus far. On to your last concern: It’s a big responsibility to care for a home or apartment and normal to feel fatigued

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gas.” “We as drivers aren’t necessarily wired the same,” he said. “It’s tempting, especially when we have the skill sets that we do as drivers and you get a high performance car and you just want to see how it stacks up. I guess everybody that has a high performance car stands on the throttle at some point. “I’m not trying to justify what he did, but we can all look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we’ve wondered what it felt like to stand on the gas pedal.” But Kevin Harvick, who has been openly feuding with Busch of late, and Ryan Newman were not as forgiving. “I think some people are their own worst enemy when it comes to being responsible as a person or as a businessperson or anything that comes with life’s responsibilities,” said Harvick, who added he tends to go under the speed limit and hasn’t driven irresponsibly in a street car since he was 16. Newman said Busch should have known better. “We’re supposed to be professional race car drivers and by being professional race car drivers we don’t make stupid mistakes like that on the road,” Newman said. “That’s the way I look at it.” Gibbs seemed dismayed that all the progress Busch has made off the track has been overshadowed by the speeding ticket. Busch, winner of two races this season, is ranked third in the Sprint Cup standings heading into Sunday’s CocaCola 600 in what’s yet another strong season for the 26-year-old. But much of the spotlight has been in the maturity he’s shown this year in dealing with adversity. That hadn’t changed Thursday, as Busch answered all the questions asked of him, but he stayed on message with buzz words such as “apologize,” “lack of judgment,” and “learning experience.” “The way he’s handled things for that last year, I kind of felt like he’s really made a great effort,” Gibbs said. “Having said that, I’m hoping that somehow out of this, something positive will come out of it. In other words, it may be there are different organizations that reach out to young people driving, reckless driving. “For me and for all of us at Joe Gibbs, Racing, I’m hoping there’s something that maybe I can do going forward to make it, hopefully, something positive.” Kurt Busch, who was cited for reckless driving in 2005 outside of Phoenix International Raceway, said his younger brother had learned his lesson. “All of us drivers have a responsibility with being role models for what we can teach our young out on the roadways,” he said. “There are posted speed limits, there are rules, there’s laws. It’s what we have to do. He knows he was in the wrong. “Whatever comes of it, he’s got his court date and things will be ironed out, he’ll learn from this situation and he’ll be a better person.”

BUSCH FROM 1B “There’s probably reason why on the TV commercials that they always show at the bottom, ‘Professional driver, closed course.’ Mine was not that. Again, I apologize sincerely. All I can do is make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Lexus parent company Toyota sponsors the Joe Gibbs Racing team that Busch drives for, and the 2012 Lexus LFA was loaned to both Busch and Denny Hamlin this week. Hamlin tweeted a picture of the car the day before Busch was ticketed with the post, “If u see me today in ur rear view driving this Please move!!” The LFA is hand-built in Japan, and only 87 of the 500 scheduled vehicles have been built. Of the 87 completed, only 20 are in the United States and all are privately owned. Lexus has two cars available as demos, and Busch was driving one of them. The cars are usually made available to potential buyers at test tracks on weekends, but that did not accommodate Busch and Hamlin’s schedules so one was made available to them, said Lexus spokesperson Nancy Hubbell. “He returned the car, nobody got hurt and for that we’re grateful,” Hubbell said. “We know that he is definitely remorseful. He’s owned up to it, and we appreciate that. I think people recognize that this was an issue that the car didn’t go fast all by itself, and the driver was testing its capabilities.” NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs found no amusement in Busch’s adventure. “It’s a serious issue, that’s an important statement for us, this is serious,” Gibbs said, declining to say if Busch will be punished but acknowledging the driver won’t be suspended. Because NASCAR does not require competitors to have a valid driver’s license, the sanctioning body said it would not be disciplining Busch. According to information from the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, a conviction could cost Busch his driver’s license for 60 days. There was mixed reaction in the garage area Thursday about Busch’s infraction. “I’ve probably been guilty of the same thing myself, just didn’t get caught,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., who then backed off ever driving 128 mph on a public road. “I don’t really know if I got that fast. I didn’t know we had enough straight road in North Carolina to get going that quick. Apparently there’s a piece somewhere.” Five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson was also sympathetic to Busch. While not condoning the speed, Johnson said high performance vehicles are built for drivers who “stand on the

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Trevor Bayne, right, smiles as he listens to Eddie Wood, left, before practice for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

Bayne talks about illness Associated Press

CONCORD — Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne may never learn what caused the illness that has sidelined him the past five weeks. An insect bite initially caused Bayne to seek treatment after he experienced numbness in his arm during an April race at Texas. He thought everything was fine after, then woke up with double vision two days after the April 17 race at Talladega. Roush Fenway Racing sent him to the Mayo Clinic, where he spent a week undergoing tests to determine what was causing his symptoms. “I think I finally just had to accept that nobody knows,” Bayne said Thursday. “I still don’t have an official diagnosis, but they treated everything they thought it could be and since then everything has gone away. To me, they hit something.” Bayne said he went through a series of MRI’s, a spinal tap, and at one point had 16 needles in him at the same time. But nobody could pin down what he did have. In the end, doctors simply said he suffered from an inflammatory condition. “It is not anything terminal or anything like that,” Bayne said. “I heard somebody say cancer and leukemia and those things, but that is not even a word that I heard in the hospital. That was not even an option. They have ruled out all those things.” Bayne believes he could have

simply been worn down from the whirlwind month he experienced after becoming the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history. The 20-year-old was the surprise winner of this year’s season-opening race, and the media attention on the fresh-faced Bayne had him flying all over the country for appearances. “It could be just a series of events where you get a bug bite and your immune system is down and we had been running for a couple months hard every day after Daytona and it wears down your immune system,” Bayne said. “That is what I am hoping for. Whether that is it or not, only time will tell with that.” Bayne said his symptoms have cleared up and he could have raced this weekend at Charlotte. But he’ll now return for next weekend’s Nationwide Series at Chicagoland Speedway. His next Sprint Cup race will be next month at Michigan for the Wood Brothers. RFR is using Matt Kenseth as Bayne’s replacement for the Nationwide race Saturday. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will try to make his Cup debut for the Wood Brothers in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. “That was a no-brainer with Trevor and Ricky being best friends,” team owner Eddie Wood said. “Trevor is going to help him with the transition because he went through the same thing at Texas last fall of having to make the show and Ricky will have to make the show as well.”

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that. We’ve just been talking about it, hopefully, I don’t think we’ll have any trouble working things out.” Earnhardt’s 10-year exemption into the All-Star field for winning the nonpoints event in 2000 ended this year. He raced in the preliminary Sprint Showdown, where the top two finishers qualified for the big race, but finished sixth. It didn’t matter, as a majority of the record 2.4 million votes gave Earnhardt the final spot in the 21-car field. “I know my fans worked pretty hard, and it meant a lot to them,” Earnhardt said. “I appreciate the help.”

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CONCORD — Jeff Gordon's charitable foundation has committed to donate $1.5 million over three years to help children fight cancer in Africa. The Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation announced this week it will team up with Partners in Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to develop a comprehensive program in Rwanda. The funding will help with prevention, diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and follow-up care for kids in one of Africa's most densely populated country. The four-time Cup series champion formed his foundation in 1999 to support children fighting cancer. The foundation also helps fund the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

Severe storms will transition to the East Coast from the Midwest on Friday. Meanwhile, another system moving off the Rockies brings thunderstorms to the Northern High Plains. Starting in the East, a low pressure system and associated cold front that brought many tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds to the Central Plains and Midwest will move over the East Coast. As this system pulls in additional moisture and energy from the Atlantic Ocean, it will allow for storms to develop across the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf states. A stationary front also extends northeastward from this low pressure system, kicking up severe storms over the Northeast. Thus, most of the East Coast has been placed under a slight to moderate risk for severe storm development. Expect large hail, damaging winds, heavy downpours, and possibly some tornadoes. Behind this system in the Plains, a low pressure system that brought rain and thunderstorms to the Pacific Northwest and northern California will continue making its way over the Northern Rockies and into the Northern Plains. This system will push a front into the Dakotas, which will have sufficient energy to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. There is a slight chance that these storms will turn severe. By evening, the cold front will move into the Upper Plains and extend into the Central Plains. The tail end of this system may produce heavier showers and stronger storms as it obtains additional moisture and energy from the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, high pressure over the Southwest will create another warm and dry day. Fires will remain of concern across the Southwest as humidity drops and surface winds remain strong with gusts up to 35 mph.

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