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More than 100 people marched for peace Saturday, with signs in their hands and hope in their hearts. The Salisbury Peace March and Prayer Vigil came after recent deaths and acts of violence in Salisbury. It was coordinated by minister Constance Johnson, who was helped by the Rev. Darwin Little and Pastor Timothy Bates. Before the march to the Rowan County Courthouse, many were given a chance to speak or pray about violence in the community. Little spoke after everyone joined together to sing, “We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.” “We are here because this is something we can do for the community,” Little said. “Our condolences go to the families of the victims who have been killed. “We know this today won’t bring them back. We want this to be a healing for the community. It is time for healing to take place in the city of Salisbury.” Bates asked for everyone to pray for God’s intervention. “Through faith all prayers are answered,” he said. “We rebuke violence in our town toward each other and ask God for peace. We’re asking for peace for the victims and even peace for the suspects.” County Commissioner Chairman Carl Ford also spoke. “We know that truly Jesus is the answer,” he said. “He’s the only true healer.” Gina Long of Potter’s House


William Peoples speaks to the crowd gathered before the Peace March began Saturday. Pastors Darwin Little and Timothy Bates lead marchers down Main Street toward the courthouse.

Outreach Ministries, spoke about the importance of having many marches. “I believe we need to continue this,” she said. “There’s no onetime fix.” William Peoples of the NAACP and a member of the Human Relations Council said the march was “long overdue.” “This is a community problem,” he said. “We as parents

have to step up to the plate because it starts at home. We have to do something to turn this around.” Dr. Grant Harrison is the pastor of one of the families touched by violence. “We will not give the devil victory,” he said. “We will take our city back.” Minister and march coordinator Constance Johnson spoke by

speakerphone because she was in seminary in Chicago and couldn’t make it to Salisbury. “I’m so proud of my town of Salisbury today,” she said. “We will never surrender to violence.” She encouraged everyone in attendance to “walk with courage, pride and the glory of God.” The march went along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to East Innes Street to the square and then along Main Street to the courthouse. Motorists beeped their horns in support, and participants sang songs and asked for peace for their community. Helen Corpening and Cynthia Payne, of the Steppin’ Out Social Club, supported the march to take a stand against violence. “We decided to come out to bring some support to the community, to help out in any way we can,” Corpening said. “Violence

Rowan County property tax collection rates are down by less than 1 percent compared to last year. Jerry Rowland, Rowan County tax assessor, said such a small drop in collections is “incredible” under the current economic conditions. “We are one of the top counties in the state as far as the percent of collections go,” Rowland said. “There are just a lot of people who can’t pay, and no matter what you do, you can’t get that.” Through April 30, the county collected $66.5 million in taxes, which is about $3.7 million less than the amount levied to that point. Developers and builders whose properties aren’t selling in the down economy owe the most to the county. In total, more taxes have been collected compared to the same time last year, but the collection percentage has dropped slightly from 95.13 percent to 94.68 percent. The drop in collections for Rowan County’s municipalities is even smaller — from 94.66 percent last year to 94.25 percent this year. Through April 30, $24.5 million in municipal taxes had been collected, and $1.5 million is still owed. The person with the most unpaid taxes on record is Timothy D. Smith, who as of May 11 owed nearly $135,000 among multiple business accounts. Smith is the owner of Tim Smith Enterprises, Matika Villa Mobile Home Park and Rubber One Recycling on Peach Orchard Road. As of May 11, the most unpaid taxes on a single account was owed by Hillcrest Construction Inc. of Mooresville — $107,380. Hillcrest is one of many developers and builders struggling to pay taxes in the past few years. Most of them typically pay on time and in full when economic times are good, Rowland said. These companies began facing difficulty in late 2008, when the economy — and

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No common ground in dispute between business neighbors BY SHELLEY SMITH

On Tuesday, the Salisbury City Council will have the chance to declare items on Robert Boone’s property nuisances. Southern Motors, at 1605 S. Main St., has come under scrutiny for three items in question — piles of red dirt, a concrete road barrier, and six dilapidated U.S. flags. According to the City Code, they can be considered nuisances if they constitute a danger to the public health, safety, morals or general welfare of the inhabitants of the city. If the council declares the items nuisances, the city could remove them as soon as Wednesday.


Rick Foster stands with Shannon Sales and Robin Foster at Rick’s BBQ & Grill, which has a sign noting their displeasure with the business next door.



Robert Boone, who owes more than $25,000 in fines over a flag’s condition at Southern Motor, shows where he placed cars before the city had them towed.

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According to Chris Branham, code services manager for the city, complaints about dilapidated flags began in January. On Jan. 16, the property was inspected and the flags were found to be zoning violations, and officials sent a letter to Boone. “It is a simple thing to fix,” Branham said. On Jan. 26, a second letter was sent, along with a $50 civil citation. A few weeks later, a third letter with a $100 civil citation went out, along with a final compliance date. On Feb. 19, the final compliance date, a $250 fine (per day) began. A let-

ROBERT, La. (AP) — BP admitted defeat Saturday in its attempt to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by pumping mud into a busted well. But the company is preparing yet another method to fight the spill after a series of failures. BP PLC Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said the company determined the “top kill” method had failed after it spent three days pumping heavy drilling mud into the crippled well 5,000 feet underwater. “This scares everybody, the fact that we can’t make this well

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stop flowing, the fact that we haven’t succeeded so far,” Suttles said. “Many of the things we’re trying have been done on the surface before, but have never been tried at 5,000 feet.” It was the latest setback for the company casting about for ways to stop the crude from further fouling waters, wildlife and marshland. A 100-ton box placed over the leak failed after ice-like crystals clogged it, while a milelong tube that sucked more than 900,000 gallons of oil from the gusher was removed to make way for the top kill.

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Suttles said BP is already preparing for the next attempt to stop the leak. Under the plan, BP would use robot submarines to cut off the damaged riser from which the oil is leaking, and then try to cap it with a containment valve. Officials say the cutting and capping effort would take at least four days. “We’re confident the job will work but obviously we can’t guarantee success,” Suttles said of the new plan. The oil spill began after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in April, killing 11 peo-

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U.S. drone crew blamed for deadly airstrike in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military investigators found that “inaccurate and unprofessional” reporting by U.S. operators of a Predator drone was responsible for a missile strike that killed 23 Afghan civilians in February, according to a report released Saturday. Release of the scathing report is part of a U.S. effort to counter rising public anger over civilian deaths, which threatens to undermine the campaign against the Taliban in the nearly nine-year war. Twelve other civilians including a woman and three children were wounded in the missile strike, the report said. Four American officers — two described as senior — received career-damaging reprimands, the U.S. command said in a statement. The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, called on the Air Force to investigate the actions of the Predator crew. “Our most important mission here is to protect the Afghan people,” said McChrystal, who had apologized to President Hamid Karzai after the attack. “Inadvertently killing or injuring civilians is heartbreaking and undermines their trust and confidence in our mission. We will do all we can to regain that trust.” The attack also underscores the risks of using unmanned aircraft to fire on insurgents, not only in Afghanistan but also in neighboring Pakistan. Drone strikes against insurgent sanctuaries in border areas of Pakistan have fueled anti-Americanism among the 175 million Pakistanis.

1,000th U.S. death in Afghanistan was Marine on second tour KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The 1,000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan had already fallen once to a hidden explosive. Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht was driving his Humvee over a bomb in Iraq that punched the dashboard radio into his face and broke his leg in two places. He spent two painful years recovering from that 2007 blast. The 24-year-old had written letters from his hospital bed begging to be put back on the front lines, and he died less than a month into a desperately sought second tour. The Texas Marine’s death marks a grim milestone in the Afghanistan war. He was killed this week when he stepped on a land mine in Helmand province. An Associated Press tally shows Leicht is the 1,000th U.S. serviceman killed in the Afghan combat, nearly nine years after the first casualty, also a soldier from the San Antonio area. “He said he always wanted to die for his country and be remembered,” said Jesse Leicht, his younger brother. “He didn’t want to die having a heart attack or just being an old man. He wanted to die for something.”

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Restaurants in Hawaii won’t be able to serve shark fin HONOLULU (AP) — The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out of town VIPs since Vienna Hou’s Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago. But Kirin Restaurant customers won’t be dining in that style starting July 1, 2011, when Hawaii becomes the first state in the nation

to ban the possession of shark fins. The state is attempting to help prevent the overfishing and extinction of sharks around the world. “Something will be missing,” said Hou, who grew up watching her father sell shark fin as part of his seafood trading business in Hong Kong. “Decent Chinese restaurants — they all serve shark fin.” Gov. Linda Lingle signed the bill after it passed the state House and Senate earlier. Many Chinese consider shark fin a delicacy and an important part of their culture.

Thieves take wheelchair ramp from Ohio woman’s home ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say they’re looking for thieves who stole a wheelchair ramp from a woman’s home, and a local business is offering to replace it with a free upgrade. Thirty-four-year-old Cordelia Simpson says she discovered Thursday morning that someone had stolen the 10-foot wooden ramp leading from the porch to the sidewalk at her rental home in Elyria. Simpson suffers from bone deterioration and weakness in her legs. She can walk short distances but uses an electric wheelchair for longer ones. John Wright of American Ramp Services in North Olmsted said Saturday that he would replace the stolen ramp with a $4,000 steel one. He said he couldn’t stand the thought of Simpson being confined to her house over Memorial Day weekend.



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Marchers gather on the steps of the county courthouse Saturday morning. concerned,” he said. “We know that just the few here today was very pleasing to God and also showed the citizens of Salisbury that we are ready to move forward and we are tired of the violent crime in Salisbury. “I want to thank the city of Salisbury for allowing us to have this march, and thank the police department and rescue workers for every-

thing that they do.” Little said he was glad the community realized that peace began with them. “Sometimes we have to take responsibility of what goes on.” Others involved in the

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Mayor wants college savings accounts for kindergartners SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Should cities help families save for their kids’ college education? San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom thinks so. Newsom wants to create college savings accounts for all of San Francisco’s kindergartners and make small initial deposits to get them started — even as the city grapples with a massive budget shortfall. “From the moment they enter kindergarten, we want kids to believe they will one day go to college and we want to help their parents get a start on saving for that education,” Newsom said. “The benefits to the students, their families and ultimately our economy vastly outweigh the modest initial investment.” But skeptics say San Francisco can’t afford the program when the city is preparing to cut services and lay off hundreds of employees to close a $483 million deficit in its $2.9 billion general fund budget. “It’s a real nice idea if we’re swimming in money, but we’re drowning in debt,” said Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. “This is not the time to create new entitlement programs when we’re drastically cutting the ones we already have.” The mayor, who is campaigning to be California’s next lieutenant governor, plans to include funding for the program in his proposed city budget, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday. Backers say the program would help boost college attendance rates among San

Francisco public school students, pointing to studies showing that kids with even a small amount of money set aside for college are much more likely to attend. “These accounts are hope in concrete form for kids,” said Anne Stuhldreher, a senior research fellow at the nonprofit New America Foundation. “If you tell a kindergartner there’s $50 or $100 set aside for them to go to college, that’s a lot of money for them.”



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On the way, Hopper and Fonda befriend a drunken young lawyer (Jack Nicholson, whom Hopper had resisted casting, in a breakout role), but arouse the enmity of Southern rednecks and are murdered before they can return home. “ ‘Easy Rider’ was never a motorcycle movie to me,” Hopper said in 2009. “A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country.” Fonda produced “Easy Rider” and Hopper directed it for a meager $380,000. It went on to gross $40 million worldwide, a substantial sum for its time. The film caught on despite tension between Hopper and Fonda and between Hopper and the original choice for Nicholson’s part, Rip Torn, who quit after a bitter argument with the director. The film was a hit at Cannes, netted a best-screenplay Oscar nomination for Hopper, Fonda and Terry Southern, and has since been listed on the American Film Institute’s ranking of the top 100 American films. He had another memorable performance as a drugged-out journalist in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam War epic, “Apocalypse Now,” a spectacularly long and troubled film to shoot. Hopper was druggedout off camera, too, and his rambling chatter was worked into the final cut.

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is terrible, and that’s why we’re out here. It could have been anybody in our family.” The last killing was on Payne’s street. “I decided to come out with my grandbabies,” she said. “We need to take a stand in this community. Salisbury is a good community and a good place to live. “This is a start. You’ve got to start somewhere.” Peace Allah said change begins with the youth. “Our youth in the community lack the knowledge of self,” he said. “If we don’t know ourselves, there’s no way we can love ourselves. “The only way to know ourself is to know God.” Mark Sells added that prayer is the answer. “People praying together is a powerful source,” he said. “It’s the first response to any tragedy like this.” Following the prayer vigil, Little said he thought everything went great and expects to put more marches together in the next few weeks. “These people today showed that they were very

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in “Rebel Without a Cause,” an improbable smash with “Easy Rider” and a classic character role in “Blue Velvet,” has died. He was 74. Hopper died Saturday at his home in the Los Angeles beach community of Venice, family friend Alex Hitz said. Hopper’s manager announced in October 2009 that Hopper had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The success of “Easy Rider,” and the spectacular failure of his next film, “The Last Movie,” fit the pattern for the talented but sometimes uncontrollable actor-director, who also had parts in such favorites as “Apocalypse Now” and “Hoosiers.” He was a twotime Academy Award nominee. After a promising start that included roles in two James Dean films, Hopper’s acting career had languished as he developed a reputation for throwing tantrums and abusing alcohol and drugs. On the set of “True Grit,” Hopper so angered John Wayne that the star reportedly chased Hopper with a loaded gun. He married five times and led a dramatic life right to the end. In January, Hopper filed to end his 14-year marriage to Victoria Hopper, who stated in court filings that the actor was seeking to cut her out of her inheritance, a claim Hopper denied. “Much of Hollywood,” wrote critic-historian David Thomson, “found Hopper a pain in the neck.” He collaborated with another struggling actor, Peter Fonda, on “Easy Rider.” The script was about two potsmoking, drug-dealing hippies on a motorcycle trip through the Southwest and South to take in the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

zona state Capitol to protest the state’s tough new crackdown on illegal immigration. Opponents of the law suspended their boycott against Arizona and bused in protesters from around the country. Organizers said the demonstration could bring in as many as 50,000 people. Midtown Phoenix buzzed with protesters carrying signs and American flags. Dozens of police officers were on standby along the route of the five-mile march. Protesters braved temperatures that were forecast to reach 95 degrees by mid-afternoon. Some used umbrellas or cardboard signs to protect their faces from the sun. Volunteers handed out water bottles from the beds of pickup trucks, and organizers set up three water stations along the route. Supporters of the law had thousands at a rally of their own later in the evening at a baseball stadium in suburban Tempe, encouraging like-minded Americans to “buycott” Arizona by planning vacations in the state.


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Luther Canup shows off his model of a P-47 Thunderbolt. Canup was a P-47 pilot in the U.S. Army/Air Corp during World War II. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday and 65th anniversary of his homecoming after being held captive in Germany as a prisoner of war.

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On Friday, Luther “Luke” Paul Canup celebrated his 90th birthday and the 65th anniversary of setting his feet on American soil after being a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. A P-47 pilot in the U.S. Army/Air Corp, Canup still remembers exact dates and times of his journeys from England, France and, ultimately, to Nuremberg, where he lived in a German prison camp until the end of the war. This is his story. • • • On Aug. 15, 1941, Canup left school at N.C. State University and enlisted in the Army. He got his wings March 7, 1942. For 18 months he was an instructor for advanced flying school and gunnery. He mainly trained others for P-47 Thunderbolts, “the heaviest single-engine plane ever built,” Canup said. “It proved to be the biggest work horse of the war,” he said. While at the Richmond, Va., air base, he formed the 371st Fighter Group. He was then called to duty, and headed out with others on an Atlantic voyage Feb. 21, 1944. “There were 12,000 men on that ship, the Mauretania, headed for Liv-

Canup learned how to knit from a Canadian soldier while imprisoned in Germany during World War II. The new hobby helped pass time. erpool — and no protection,” Canup said, “We changed courses at least 30 degrees every three minutes. Submarines couldn’t zero in on us at that time.” Once in Liverpool, he rode a train to a base in England, 12 miles north of Bisterne. The crew had to build a base and runway once they got there, which was on country pasture land. Canup mainly escorted bombers into Germany for a few months before his mission shifted. On June 5, 1944, everyone on base was called in for a briefing. “They let us know this was the beginning,” he said. “We got a call about 11 a.m. the next day, and they called us to be over Utah Beach at 1:15 p.m.” Canup’s squadrant leader was out recovering after bottoming-out his plane, so Canup led the squadron.

“I led 12 P-47’s,” he said. “Our mission was to skip bomb big pill boxes behind the Utah Beach head. The Navy couldn’t get to them. “We had to fly between Navy ships, and drag bombs across the decks of the pill boxes. We were bombing from less than 20 feet above them.” Canup remembers seeing the battlefield. “Thirty miles of garbage,” he said. “The beaches were full of equipment. People were lying all over the beaches. But you didn’t let it bother you.” Every single one of Canup’s planes came back to the base without getting hit that day. “I said, ‘All ships are accounted for and on the ground,’ and every pilot was just amazed at what they saw and what they ran,” he said. “We had spent the last three and a half years working up to this. You’re apprehensive every time you start out, but you’re not afraid — you’ve got a mission.” Two days following the successful mission on D-Day, Canup got notice from headquarters that his crew had received a Presidential Citation for their missions that day. “We flew 41 missions,” he said.

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s the parks department van made its way toward the top of Dunn’s Mountain, Taylor Hedrick saw them first. The pups were playing near a roadside culvert. The van stopped and Taylor, her boyfriend, Devin, and her mother, Bessie, slowly emerged, wanting not to scare the animals. “You could walk up to them,” Devin Lanier says. “They just stood there.” It didn’t take long before the group realMARK ized these weren’t WINEKA abandoned puppies along the road going to the lookout spot. They were coyote pups — six of them. The passengers from the van scanned the area quickly for the mother but didn’t see her. “It was pretty awesome,” says Devin, a sophomore at East Rowan High School. “It was a real shock for me to be able to pick up wild, baby coyotes. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.” Devin guesses the pups were 5 or 6 weeks old. He and Taylor and her mom spent close to a half-hour around the pups before leaving them and continuing their trip up the mountain. The Hedricks live in Denton, and Taylor attends South Davidson High. Devin says it was everybody’s first trip to Dunn’s Mountain, a major

were to stress out and have problems,” Pendergrass says. Dunn’s Mountain and the changes in its landscape caused by quarrying created “tons of places” for coyotes and foxes to establish dens, according to Pendergrass. Sgt. Anthony Sharum of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says coyotes exist in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties. He agrees that the terrain on Dunn’s Mountain makes it a great coyote habitat, though coyotes can be SUBMITTED ART found throughout Rowan County. East Rowan High School sophomore Sharum says coyotes around here Devin Lanier spotted coyote pups dur- travel in family groups of four to six. ing a recent trip to Dunn’s Mountain. He resists calling them “packs,” because of the negative connotation that Rowan County hilltop that has been term seems to carry. heavily quarried through the years but Coyotes are part of the ecosystem — still affords impressive views, espenatural predators who depend on deer cially west toward Salisbury and beand small animals for food. They also yond. pose problems at times for people who The April 11 visit to Dunn’s Mounraise cattle and goats, Sharum says. tain stayed with Devin, an aspiring It’s not easy being a coyote. artist. He later fashioned a pencil draw- Hunters enjoy a six-days-a-week, open ing of an adult coyote curled on a rock season on the critters, not to mention with a range of mountains behind it and their having to avoid all those Fords titled it “Dunn’s Mountain,” in honor of and Chevys on the roads they cross. his chance meeting with the pups. By the way, the coyote den on Bob Pendergrass, director of the Dunn’s Mountain, where Devin and Nature Center at Dan Nicholas Park, Taylor saw the pups, has been abanconfirms that county staff members doned. had been seeing the den of coyotes “My guess is the mother moved the regularly around that culvert on pups,” Pendergrass says. Dunn’s Mountain. Devin Lanier made a couple more His advice to the staff was simple: trips to Dunn’s Mountain on weekends Leave them alone. in hopes of seeing the coyotes again, “The more attention they got from but he never did. people, the less likely they were to Don’t worry, Devin, they’re around. stay around and the more likely they No doubt keeping their heads down.


The sidewalks leading up to Administration Building 300 show signs of wear. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is currently looking for ways to improve the facilities on its North Campus. Leaking roofs and cracking concrete have officials concerned about the future needs for the aging facilities. BY KATHY CHAFFIN

There are numerous patches on the concrete elevated walkway connecting the first floor of Building 300 and the second floor of Building 500 on Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s North Campus in Salisbury. That’s to be expected of a walkway constructed in 1975, according to Tim Foley, vice president of facilities and environmental operations for the community college. Over time, freezing temperatures create cracks and moisture gets inside them and causes the concrete to chip. Eventually, the steel bars may rust and affect the integrity of the structure, said Jeff Lowrance, director of college relations for RowanCabarrus. Foley, Lowrance and Dr. Jerry Chandler, vice president for advancement, pointed out the most pressing capital needs during a tour of the campus with a Post photographer and reporter. College officials’ concern about the safety of the walkway prompted them to ask engineers for an evaluation. Even though they found it to be structurally sound, Lowrance said engineers recommended that it be replaced. “With those chips, I think definitely somebody could misstep on those places,” he said. “You have got to watch what you’re doing.” Also of concern is the elevator in Building 500, one of only two on campus until the new Building 400 opens in late June. Installed in 1975, Foley said the elevator will hold three people. If one is in a wheelchair, he said it would hold two, and that would be a tight fit. Though the elevator is allowed under a grandfather clause, Rowan-Cabarrus President Dr. Carol Spalding said it would not meet requirements of the American Disabilities Act. The estimate for replacing the elevated walkway between Building 300 — which houses most of the administrative offices — and Building 500 — where the library and Student Union are located — and replacing the elevator in Building 500 is $1.995 million, according to a March 19 letter Spalding wrote to Rowan County Manager Gary Page

and the five county commissioners. The project has the highest priority on a list of of $3.884 million of pressing capital needs included in the letter. Stained ceiling tiles and walls are a common sight on the top floor of Building 300, where roof leaks have gotten so bad that Human Resources Director Tina Haynes had to put a bucket on her desk to catch the water. Leaks in the conference room prompted Chandler to replace four of the worst stained ceiling panels with panels from the workroom. He pointed out the missing panels in the workroom on the tour. The community college will be able to replace the roof on Building 300 with unused capital outlay funds, but replacing the leaking 15-to-20year-old roof on Building 200, which houses most of the engineering programs and the Early College High School program is the second priority. The estimated cost is $250,000. Replacing another 15-to-20year-old roof, this one of Building 500, is fourth on the priority list with an estimated cost of $200,000. Other capital needs are as follows: • Priority No. 3 — Replace seven air handlers and one boiler, which are 33 to 40 years old and at the end of their useful lives, at an estimated cost of $260,000; • Priority No. 5 — Replacing deteriorating stairs between upper and lower courtyards and adding an ADA compliant ramp at an estimated cost of $395,000; • Priority No. 6 — Add a second elevator to elevated walkway for ADA compliance at an estimated cost of $349,000. “All of these projects need to be addressed in the next two years,” Spalding said in the letter, “with most needed immediately.” Spalding, Lawrence, Board of Trustees Chairman Ray Paradowski and Trustee Chip Short also addressed the needs in a meeting with the Post Editorial Board. Spalding said people are often surprised to learn that the county is responsible for building and maintaining the community college’s buildings. Short said some of the



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Local organizations pay tribute to fallen heroes Flags were placed at every grave in the National Cemetery and National Cemetery Annex on Saturday in Salisbury. Local Girl Scouts of America troops and JROTC members helped plant the flags in the early hours of the morning to honor the military. SHELLEY SMITH / SALISBURY POST

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PRELUDE MUSIC ......................................................Martha Corriher, American Legion Post 146 OPENING REMARKS ............................................Homer Robertson, President, RCVC WELCOME ................................................................Gregory Whitney Director WELCOME ..............................................................Anthony Dawnson INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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NATIONAL ANTHEM ................................................Martha Corriher POEM FOR VETERANS ............................................Eric Curbertson

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PROCLAMATIONS ............................................Erik Culbertson State of NC ............................................................Erik Culbertson City of Salisbury ..................................................Mayor Pro Tem

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER ........Homer Robertson, President, RCVC

RETIREMENT OF COLORS ................ROTC Units POSTLUDE MUSIC ..........................Martha Corriher American Legion 146

PATRIOTIC SONG SELECTION ....................Martha Corriher, American Legion Post 146

Recognition and many thanks go to the Boy Scouts of America and the R.O.T.C. Units for the placement of flags on gravesites of our fallen veterans at the Salisbury Historic Cemetery and the Annex. Many thanks also to Facilities Management, Health Administration Service and Volunteer Service at the Salisbury VAMC for assisting with this program.

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On June 15, the crew moved to St. Mere Eglise, France. Flying four at a time, Canup and others would cruise back and forth looking for anything on the ground that would move. “We carried bombs with us,” he said. “Five hundred pounders. Before we came back we dropped them on anything to (stop) movement.” On July 4, Canup was shot down while patrolling. He attempted to escape, but couldn’t. “I knew I was hot,” he said. “Smoke started coming up through the floor. One of my boys said, ‘Captain, you’re on fire.’ “I unhooked everything and used my foot to kick the seat and popped straight out of it before everything blew to pieces. “The pieces fell like leaves.” Canup blacked out after his parachute opened, and when he regained consciousness, he was dangling from a tree two feet off the ground. “When I landed (on ground) I saw Germans coming out of the woods on both sides of the fields,” he said. “They were coming at me from all angles. I had nothing to do but give up.” The German soldiers spared his life, taking everything off of him but his wedding and Masonic rings. “My wife always said they knew better than to mess with that wedding ring,” he said. For nearly a month, he traveled with six German guards and 36 paratroopers, Army soldiers and airmen, transported from camp to camp, crossing Germany to an ultimate destination of Frankfurt. When he arrived in Frankfurt, he was placed in solitary confinement for 18 days, and interrogated by German officers. The interrogator, Bill Shaub, he said, graduated from Columbia University. After days of Shaub not finding any information on Canup, they found something, and then they found much more than Canup imagined. “A lady came in and handed him a big looseleaf file,” Canup said it had information on the 371st Fighter Group. “Then she came back in again with a manila folder and it had my name on it.” Canup said the folder stated everything from where he went to school, when he got married, where he went for training and that he had a son. “I don’t know how they got it all,” he said. Soon after, he boarded a train for Stalaegluft III, arriving Aug. 1, and stayed until Jan. 29, 1945. “We moved out at night because the Russians were getting close,” he said. Twelve thousand prisoners walked four days before boarding trains to Nuremberg. “The first 18 hours we didn’t sleep, walking straight (through the night),” he said. On Feb. 4 he arrived in Nuremberg. Americans were coming from the other direction, so he moved 120 miles to Moosburg. “One night we stayed in a barn, and I saw these ladies milking,” he said. “I thought, ‘Lord, I’d like to have a glass of that milk.’ “We had cocoa cans (from Red Cross packages) and we got up when we saw the

In their own words “They dropped from the skies and swept in from the sea during the dark hours of that fateful day. Their equipment cluttered the beaches and their parachutes and gliders added an alien color to the hedgerowbordered fields. Ancient Norman walls tubled down with their coming; lovely trees and telegraph poles stood at half mast, and dead cattle and smashed vehicles lined the winding roads. The invaders brought with them death and destruction — and liberty — after five long, bitter years.” From “The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the E.T.O.,” published by the 371st Fighter Group. ladies coming out of the house to milk the cows.” Canup, who was raised on a farm, knew how to milk a cow, and persuaded his friend Joe, (who was from Brooklyn and spoke fluent German), to make a deal with the ladies — if Canup milked the cows, could he have the milk. “I sat down to milk, and I was going along real good,” he said. “A man came back in (and made me get up.) “He said I was spoiling his women, and that men were too good to milk.” But he let him have the milk anyway. “That warm milk — God, it was good,” he said. Canup made it to his final destination of Moosburg, a camp holding more than 29,000 prisoners, all American, British or Canadian air officers. He stayed there for 25 days. “There was nothing to do,” he said. He survived off of cold potatoes, bread and the occasional tomato or turnip the prisoners had managed to grow in a garden. He also survived his boredom by walking the entire parameter of the camp, barbering and knitting. “The hardest thing was being cold all the time,” he said. “There was no heat, not enough to eat. I was going out and walking the perimeter of the camp just to keep my circulation flowing.” Canup said a Canadian soldier taught him how to knit. “We got wool knee socks,” he said. “We would wear the bottom out of them, and the tops would still be good.” Canup unraveled the tops of the socks, cleaned the yarn, and used it for knitting. He made knitting needles out of the wood from the legs of old Birch wooden chairs. He carved the needles from broken glass he found around the camp. He still has the pair of gloves and socks he made while in camp. He also barbered with a pair of blunt children’s scissors. “Just for something to do,” he said. The 14th Army Division came through Moosburg Sunday, April 29, at noon, he said. “The first American tank knocked down the gates. The man behind him knocked down the fence,” he said. “At 12:05 p.m. somebody, somewhere, put an American flag up on the pole. Everyone was out hoopin’ and yelling, and so forth, having a big time, cheering them on.” On his 35th birthday, Canup landed in New York, and three days later made

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Insurance company tests outsourcing done in the U.S. to other countries to save money is nothing new. But one business expert says there is a backlash from consumers and others when it happens for the first time. “The whole notion of sending jobs offshore is a political hot potato,” said Jim Johnson, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. “Most companies try to keep it under the radar.” The savings can be marked. The average annual salary for an information technology worker in India is about $20,000 compared with an average of $80,000 in the U.S. But such a move doesn’t sit well with local workers’ organizations. “It’s shocking they would export jobs when the Research Triangle area has all the manpower and expertise to accomplish the task,” said Dana Cope, executive director of the State Employees Association of North Caroli-

na. “Blue Cross is sitting on billions in reserves and paying millions to its top executives. I would prefer that they use some of that money to hire some IT workers in North Carolina.” Cope has criticized the company for how much it makes administering the health plan for North Carolina state workers. He said since the company is supported partly by taxpayer dollars, it should not be allowed to send jobs elsewhere. Blue Cross employs about 4,600 people, mostly in the Research Triangle area around Raleigh. Borman said the company will review the Keane project this summer before deciding whether to extend it. For now, he said the outsourcing will allow the current information technology work force to concentrate on other issues. “It’s a department that has a lot of work to do,” Borman said. “This piece of data work wasn’t being attended to.”

Have your food canning supplies tested Canning season is upon us and you know what that means — time to get your pressure canner gauge tested for accuracy. If you own a dial pressure canner, it is recommended that it be tested every year for accuracy. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inaccurate dial gauges on canners can lead to under processing or over processing of food resulting in unsafe home canned food. Food that is not properly processed may cause food borne illness. Free canner testing is available, just bring your pressure canner lid with gauge for testing while you

wait. Also bring your rubber gaskets and safety valves so they can be inspected to make sure they are in good operating condition. Dial gauge pressure canner lids will be tested from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in June and July at the Rowan Agriculture Center on Old Concord Road. Call 704- 2168970 for more information or to make an appointment. Cooperative Extension will host a “Canning Workshop” for anyone interested in learning the basics of home canning from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 — high-acid foods and from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 — low- acid foods. Participants

AROUND Trooper fired for killing cat wants job back RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina trooper is trying to get his job back after he says he was fired for killing a neighborhood cat. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Saturday that 39-year-old Shawn Houston of Granite Falls was charged in October with cruelty to animals and injury to real property. He was fired in January and appealed earlier this month saying he was treated unfairly. Houston says in a court filing that he had noticed something climbing on vehicles parked at his home and was concerned about the safety of his three young sons. He baited a trap and caught a small domestic cat. In court documents, Houston said he shot the animal when it scratched him. The 5-month-old kitten named Rowdy belonged to Houston’s neighbor who pressed charges.

Police charge woman with killing her husband RALEIGH (AP) — Police say a North Carolina woman has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband. Police in the small town of Garner just south of Raleigh told multiple media outlets that 48-year-old Abundio Gonzalez was killed early Saturday morning with a single gunshot to the chest. Police say Ruby Ashworth Gonzalez called 911 to report that she had shot her husband. A jail officer said Saturday that Ruby Gonzalez was on suicide watch at the Wake County Detention Center. She did not have an attorney and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday — her 60th birthday. Investigators say the shooting happened during an argument about another woman. The couple had been living in a recreational vehicle in various locations in the Raleigh area.

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will learn the principals of home canning and how to safely home can their summer produce for use all year long. The classes are handson and each participant will leave with a jar of canned food prepared during the workshop. Cost is $10, which will cover handouts, Ball Blue Book and all canning supplies. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. Preregister by 5 p.m. Friday, June 11 for Tuesday’s class and Friday, June 18 for Wednesday’s class by calling 704-216-8970. Toi Degree, Family & Consumer Education agent will be the instructor.


North Carolina’s secretary of transportation apparently supports Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to put tolls on Interstate 95. McDonnell says he would like to put a toll at the Virginia-North Carolina border. He says it would be a way of raising between $30 million to $60 million a year for repairs on the major north-south highway. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported Saturday that North Carolina Transportation Secretary Eugene A. Conti Jr. supports the effort. In a letter to the Federal Highway Administration, Conti says the Virginia tolls would be a help toward coordinating plans for I-95 in his state. Conti says North Carolina could impose tolls on I-95 by 2012. McDonnell’s proposal has to be approved by the Federal Highway Administration.

Man says N.C. too willing to convict the innocent DURHAM (AP) — A man who spent 12 years in prison for kidnapping and other crimes he didn’t commit says North Carolina’s willingness to convict innocent people is what he calls “madness.” The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Shawn Massey spoke Thursday at a news conference held by Duke University’s Wrongful Convictions program, whose students worked to free Massey. Massey was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in a case in which a robber held a Charlotte mother and her two children captive in 1998. He plans to seek a pardon from Gov. Beverly Perdue, which would allow him to be paid for his time behind bars. Perdue issued her first pardon a week ago to Greg Taylor, who was declared innocent of murder by a threejudge panel this year after an examination by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

Worker dies after fall at aviation company

GREENSBORO (AP) — North Carolina labor officials RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — are investigating the death of

an aircraft worker in a fall. The News & Record of Greensboro reported that 41year-old Preston Strickland died Friday while working at TIMCO Aviation Services. Guilford County sheriff’s Lt. H.D. Burroughs told the paper that Strickland fell about two stories while working on a plane and was pronounced dead at the scene. Burroughs would not say whether Strickland was wearing safety equipment and said that would be investigated by the state Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Division. Agency spokeswoman Dolores Quesenberry said worker death investigations typically take three to four months to complete. TIMCO provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

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KANNAPOLIS — Mildred Virginia Lowder Nash, age 88, went to be with her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 28, 2010, at her home after seven months of declining health. Born Sept. 12, 1921, in Anson County (McFarland), she was the daughter of the late Nelson B. Lowder and Lela Ora Efird Lowder. She was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plt.#1 in order & data processing until her retirement. She was a long-time member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church, Kannapolis, where she was active with the Gladys Nelson Sunday School Class, sang in the choir, & other phases of church activities. Mildred was also known to be active with the Gideons Auxiliary. She was thought of by her family as being a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many who knew her personally. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Newton Nash, Jr.; two sons, Philip L. Nash and Richard N. Nash. Survivors include her son, Donald E Nash & wife, Teresa of Denver; two granddaughters, Kelly Michelle Nash of China Grove and Tonya Ann Tidwell & husband, Jason of Kannapolis; four great-grandchildren, Destin M. Tidwell, Samuel D. Tidwell, Kendall A. Tidwell and Ashland Kennedee Tidwell; sister-inlaw, Alice Nash Blackwelder of Charlotte; brother-in-law, Roy Dan Boone of Kannapolis; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 31, at Whitley's Funeral Home. Service and Burial: The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Jackson Park United Methodist Church, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Chuck Halapilias. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 52, Kannapolis, NC 28082. Whitley's Funeral Home is assisting the Nash Family. Online condolences may be made at

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- Marine Sgt. Donald J. Lamar II, 23, of Fredericksburg, Va., died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ------------------

- Marine Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges, 23, of Ludlow, Mass., died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----------------

- Army Sgt. Denis D. Kisseloff, 45, of Saint Charles, Mo., died May 14 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket propelled grenade and small arms fires.

- Army Staff Sgt. Shane S. Barnard, 38, of Desmet, S.D., died May 19 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he stepped on a secondary improvised explosive device. -----------------

- Army Pfc. Billy G. Anderson, 20, of Alexandria, Tenn., died May 17, in Badghis province Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices. -----------------


- Marine Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark, 19, of Gainesville, Fla., died May 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


- Army Pfc. Jason D. Fingar, 24, of Columbia, Mo., died May 22 in Durai, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

- Navy Petty Officer Zarian Wood, 29, of Houston, Texas, died May 16 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device blast while on dismounted patrol. - Marine Cpl. Nicholas D. Paradarodriguez, 29, of Stafford, Va., died May 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----------------

- Marine StaffSgt. Adam L. Perkins, 27, of Antelope, Calif. died May 17 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----------------

- Army Col. John M. McHugh, 46, of New Jersey; - Army Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz, 43, of Waterloo, Wis; - Army Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, 44, of Perrysburg, Ohio; - Army Staff Sgt. Richard J. Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa; and - Army Spc. Joshua A. Tomlinson, 24, of Dubberly, La., died May 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their convoy with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. -----------------

- Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Xavier Jr., 24, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., died May 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----------------

Andrew J. Bobbitt

SALISBURY — Andrew Jackson Bobbitt, age 71, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Bobbitt family. Arrangements are pending at this time.



- Army Spc. Stanley J. Sokolowski, III, 26, of Ocean, N.J., died May 20 in Kirkuk, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. -----------------

- Army Staff Sgt. Amilcar H. Gonzalez, 26, of Miami, Fla., died May 21 in Ash Shura, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. -----------------

- Army Pfc. Christopher R. Barton, 22, of Concord, N.C., died May 24 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. -----------------

- Army Maj. Ronald W. Culver Jr., 44, of Shreveport, La., died May 24 in Numaniyah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. -----------------

- Army Sgt. Edwin Rivera, 28, of Waterford, Conn., died May 25 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained May 20 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire at Contingency Outpost Xio Haq, Afghanistan.

Eva Sifford

SALISBURY — Eva Sifford, age 71, of 1005 Hawkinstown Rd., Salisbury, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Concord. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc., is serving the family.

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Ruby Mae Dyer Myers

SALISBURY — Ruby Mae Ussery Dyer Myers, age 95, of Mt. Gilead and Salisbury, died on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Laurels of Salisbury Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Evergreen Cremation Services of Salisbury.

Alumni group seeks board ouster at Shaw University RALEIGH (AP) — The national alumni association of one of the oldest historically black colleges in the South is calling for the board of the North Carolina school to step down or be fired because of continuing financial problems. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the alumni association of Shaw University in Raleigh addressed its letter to the school’s board chairman, multimillionaire lawyer and alumnus Willie Gary of Stuart, Fla. The May 14 letter from association president Emily Perry says the group has serious concerns about “conflict of interest, fiduciary responsibilities” and other matters. Shaw has debt of more than $20 million. Gary says he doesn’t plan to step down or seek anyone’s ouster. He says he hasn’t kept up with a $10 million pledge he made 10 years ago because of the economy.

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RALEIGH (AP) — A plan by a North Carolina health insurance company to test outsourcing some of its data management work is drawing criticism from people who say the company shouldn’t be sending jobs overseas, a newspaper reported Saturday. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, looking for ways to cut costs, has started a pilot project with Bostonbased information technology company Keane to analyze data from the insurer’s electronic repository. The analysis would be used to upgrade the company’s 10-year-old information system, which could save money. Blue Cross spokesman Lew Borman said some of the work likely will be handled at a Keane facility in India. “It does not affect any current jobs,” Borman said. “But I can’t speak to down the road.” Sending work previously

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Rowan County Salisbury Spencer East Spencer Cleveland China Grove Landis Faith Rockwell Granite Quarry Kannapolis

69,743,765.90 17,290,994.16 1,298,997.98 704,600.83 601,835.13 1,086,564.08 921,628.79 259,585.65 413,801.56 704,947.20 2,311,059.02

66,344,785.82 16,471,780.57 1,210,893.51 634,062.74 594,020.22 1,039,476.91 824,104.33 250,198.08 396,765.46 675,007.77 2,132,072.38

95.13% 95.26% 93.22% 89.99% 98.70% 95.67% 89.42% 96.38% 95.88% 95.75% 92.26%

70,234,878.54 17,806,282.90 1,255,069.92 700,341.49 407,406.88 1,072,588.27 956,506.18 262,885.51 429,787.47 703,567.83 2,348,936.88

66,497,589.44 16,860,167.20 1,179,857.24 619,830.20 380,719.77 1,009,183.77 880,903.05 251,795.59 412,605.71 671,103.26 2,185,198.06

94.68% 94.69% 94.01% 88.50% 93.45% 94.09% 92.10% 95.78% 96.00% 95.39% 93.03%

Totals Rowan County Municipalities

69,743,765.90 25,594,014.40

66,344,785.82 24,228,381.77

95.13% 94.66%

70,234,878.54 25,943,373.33

66,497,589.44 24,451,363.85

94.68% 94.25%


FROM 1A real estate markets — took a sharp downfall. Some of them still owe taxes from 2007 as a result. Subdivisions have taken the largest hit, owing taxes on multiple lots and homes that sit unsold. Weatherstone Land Group, Sunset Pointe at High Rock and L D Properties LLC each owe more than $40,000. Rowland said the county tax office does its best to collect money owed while not forcing anyone into bankruptcy or foreclosure. In fact, he said, the county has not itself foreclosed on anyone’s personal primary residence. “There are companies and individuals that have just had a lot of hard times, and they’re behind on probably all of their bills,” Rowland said. “The question to us is, should we go after their assets when they’re trying as hard as they can to stay afloat, or should we have some compassion? We do have


Top 10 Accounts with the most unpaid taxes as of May 11: Hillcrest Construction Inc. Tim Smith Enterprises LLC Weatherstone Land Group Amy Lynn Daniels (L D Properties LLC) Sunset Pointe at High Rock Rowan Business Forms Inc. Mattox Distributing Company Inc. Timberlake Properties LLC Textile Equipment Brokers LLC Crescent Golf Club LLC

$107,380 $61,438 $44,516 $40,224 $40,173 $40,083 $35,765 $33,616 $32,835 $31,898

compassion.” Tonya Parnell, assistant tax collector for Rowan County, said the county is using the same procedures to collect taxes as it has in the past, but it has stepped up its efforts to make contact with those who haven’t paid. “We’ve started to make more contact with them, sending more certified letters and making more phone calls asking them to come in,” she said. “If you contact us and let us know your situation, we’re

willing to work with you.” Parnell said the tax office is currently maintaining more than 400 payment plan agreements, about four times as many as it did two years ago. Others are paying in regular installments without a formal agreement. “What we’re trying to do is allow those people who can’t pay it all to make payments,” Rowland said. “There are very few people in this county who have the money and won’t pay.”

“Then he gradually moved old cars on this side,” he said. “Recently, he brought the dirt piles and cement barrier.” Foster said he is afraid to cross the property line. “He’s sent me registered letters not to step a foot on his property,” he said. Foster said his customers took the initiative to start a petition to clean up Boone’s property. Many of them, he said, are angry about the flags the most. “Before Christmas, veterans offered to replace the flags, and that’s when he cut the stars out (of the flags),” Foster said. “The customers think it’s funny the way he shows out,” said Rick’s son, Robin Foster. “He’s cussed many of our customers.” “And given them the finger,” Rick Foster said. “He’s actually stood over there laughing and shaking his head.” Robin Foster said one Friday during lunch Boone was walking around nude. “He stood naked,” he said. “He had his wingtip shoes and socks on only.” Shannon Sale, a 17-year-old dishwasher for the restaurant, said he had a scary encounter with Boone several weeks ago. “I was walking down the sidewalk (after getting ice cream) and saw him digging in his pocket,” Sale said. “He asked me if I worked over there, at Rick’s BBQ, and showed me a knife. I told him that I didn’t work there. “He said, ‘If you were from over there I was going to cut you.’ I was scared. Petrified. “When he pulled out the knife, I backed away when I saw it.” According to Sale, he took out a warrant against Boone, and the two will appear in court June 17. Boone faces a misdemeanor communicating threat charge, according to the N.C. court website. “I was taught not to start a fight, but if someone starts one with me, I’m not going to back down,” Rick Foster said. “I’ve got a successful business, and loyal customers that I see every day.” Foster posted on the restaurant’s sign out front, “Overlook Jackass Next Door.” “Jackass is not a bad word,” he said.

said. “The issue with the knife business is ongoing. There are three or four cases coming up that day concerning me.” But he would talk about the flags. He has new flags in his office, but won’t put them up. “I can’t put them up until I receive a letter from David Treme saying to rebate or avoid all charges,” he said. “There is no ordinance up there that states specifically dealing with American flags. If I got a letter, I’d be ready to change it at any minute. “They’re not American flags — they don’t blow or flap in the wind. They (Salisbury Police Department) better not come out here and mess with the flags and poles.” The dirt, he said, is for landscaping, which he moved in three or four weeks ago, he said. “I plan to build a land cover, maybe plant a couple of crape myrtles,” he said. He said he had a Ford Bronco at the edge of the property line, until the vehicles were taken. “I told the Salisbury Police Department I better get them back quick,” he said. “I don’t think it was the city that took them away.” Of the petition, Boone said he didn’t care. “Five hundred signatures don’t amount to a hill of beans as far as the law goes,” he said. “The city doesn’t have a leg to stand on. They think they do.” Boone said he is zoned light industrial, like other properties with broken down vehicles in their lots or yards. “Light industrial says the storage, repair and sale of motor vehicles,” he said.

ter noting the updated total of the fine amount was sent March 26. On April 6, Branham visited Boone, offering him new flags. Boone would not accept them. “We tried everything we could do to assist him,” Branham said. Then large piles of dirt showed up on the property, with a concrete barrier. On April 30, the city received a petition from Rick’s BBQ, an adjacent business, with 502 signatures requesting the property be cleaned up. Boone also had five cars on the property, with broken out windows and flat tires, which was also noted in the petition, which states: “This petition is an attempt to have the property known as Southern Motors located at 1605 S. Main St. in Salisbury, N.C., cleaned up. The property needs to be freed of all the junked vehicles and other trash found on the premises. Being one of the main entrances into Salisbury, it especially needs to be maintained properly and in compliance with city codes.” On May 6, a notice of violation letter was sent addressing the junked vehicles, piles of dirt, concrete barrier and flags. On May 18, the council received a presentation and set a public hearing for June 1 to possibly declare the property as a nuisance. A May 21 compliance date was set for the junked vehicles to be removed from the property. “We made every attempt to call Mr. Boone that Friday,” Branham said. “We told him (May 21) was the compliance day for the vehicles. We tried to make it as obvious as possible.” The vehicles were towed the morning of May 25. Branham said he hand delivered every letter. “I made every honest attempt to make it clear to him,” he said. Boone has accumulated $25,750 in fines for the dilapidated flags. If he refuses to pay, in 30 days, the city will file a tax lien on his property. “This is the first time the $250 per day has gone beyond $500 worth of fines,” Branham Robert Boone Boone would not comment said. on the allegations made by Rick’s BBQ Sale or that he was seen walkRick Foster opened Rick’s ing around in the nude or givBBQ six years ago. The first ing Rick Foster’s customers year or two, he and Boone got the middle finger. along well, he said. “I can’t talk about that,” he

City officials

City Manager David Treme and Mayor Pro-Tem Maggie Blackwell met with Boone on May 25 after his cars were towed away. “He was saying that those ordinances did not apply to him,” Treme said. “I think we have determined that there was a code violation of the ordinance. We removed what we considered to be junk cars.” “I was hopeful that we could come to an understanding about the ordinance and the need to comply,” Blackwell said. “Prior to taking it to City Council, I wanted to prevent him from any embarrassment. “We were unable to come to an understanding. We will be hearing it on Tuesday.” Treme said Boone is not exempt from the ordinances, nor is he grandfathered in. “There is no reason we should not enforce that ordinance,” he said.

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in Washington state has paid more than $400 to replace locks at a house after a deputy left a man’s keys on the back of his cruiser when he took off. Authorities in Grant County say Michael Eugene Power was arrested for violating a protection order. Before transporting him, a

deputy placed Power’s keys and wallet on top of the closed trunk of his patrol vehicle. But when the deputy was ordered to respond to a different call, he took off without grabbing the keys and wallet and they fell off. The wallet was returned to Power, but the keys have not been found. The sheriff’s office replaced the keys and locks for Power’s home and vehicle.

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Delinquent taxes collected from Jan. 6 through April 30 total $9.6 million in Rowan County and $3.3 million in the municipalities. (Local property taxes are due Jan. 5.) These numbers have fallen a bit from last year’s $10.3 million and $3.4 million, respectively, but they still show that people are trying to pay. They have a bit more time to catch up before a full list of delinquent taxpayers is published in the Salisbury Post at the beginning of June. The list is meant to motivate people to pay their taxes, but Rowland said it may not make much of a difference in collections. “They can list your name all over the walls, and if you can’t pay, you’re not going to,” he said. “Right now, it’s just a difficult time.”


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Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources as well as opportunities to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Rowan County older adults. The Center is supported by the N.C. Division of Aging; City of Salisbury; County of Rowan; United Way; Towns of China Grove, Cleveland, Landis, Rockwell & Spencer; local foundations; business partners; program fees; and private contributions.


Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center Front Desk in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of the Center to purchase a ticket. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 2 at 8:15am.

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Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00pm. Sponsored by Mary Moose, Registered Financial Consultant & Planner, for interested older adults. Come out and enjoy “Play the Game,” with Andy Griffith & Paul Campbell, rated PG, on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. Free. (Motion picture license # 12137390).

Walkers: Remember to turn in your walking stats the first of each month at the Front Desk. Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.25, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid of Salisbury & China Grove. Enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free with refreshments. APPOINTMENTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with interested persons at the Center by appointment to provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family law, public assistance, housing, consumer protection, etc). The service is free to low-income adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and to schedule an appointment, call the NC Legal Aide office at 1-877439-3480 and identify yourself as an older adult residing in Rowan County.

EXERCISE CLASS PARTICIPANTS PICNIC: Friday, June 25 at noon in the Picnic Shelter. Members participating in the Center’s exercise program are invited to a covered dish picnic social with their instructors. Those coming should bring a covered dish selection to share. The Center will provide paper products and drinks. In case of extremely hot or rainy weather, the social will be held indoors.

PEN PAL TRIP TO KANNAPOLIS: Friday, June 4. Van transportation scheduled to leave the Senior Center parking lot with our Senior Pen Pals at 11:00am enroute to Bakers Creek Park where we will meet and spend time with our 6th grade students from Corriher-Lipe Middle School while enjoying a picnic lunch. Seniors will return to the Center by 2:00pm. Let us know if you’re going and if you are riding the vans.

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY + LUNCHEON: Monday, June 28 at noon. A special recognition luncheon for those couples married fifty or more years, sponsored by Trinity Oaks Retirement Community. There will be a buffet luncheon followed by a program. Free to those who register in advance by calling 704-216-7714. Space is limited.

STAINED GLASS CLASSES: New eight-week classes begin June 7. For beginning, intermediate or advanced students. Two sections to choose from (Mondays 2-5pm or Mondays 5:45pm - 8:45pm). Instructor is Mike Ziegler. $55 class fee payable to instructor plus materials. Register at the Front Desk, or by calling 704-2167714 beginning Tuesday, June 1. Space is limited. SENIORS WITHOUT PARTNERS ANNIVERSARY PICNIC: Thursday, June 10 at noon at the Rufty Picnic Shelter complex. Sponsored by Biscuitville, participants should bring salad items, desserts and drinks to share. There will be an apron fashion fair as the program. RSVP to 704-216-7714 by June 4.

COMPUTER CLASSES: New summer concentrated computer classes will begin in June. We will be offering On-Line Buying & Selling, Internet/Email, and Using Windows 7. Interested persons can request particular classes on-line at the Rufty-Holmes website ( beginning June 1. By accessing the website, one can see the classes to be offered, class meeting times & dates, and registration fees, as well as request a particular class. Older adults without computer access to the Internet can still obtain information in person at the Front Desk beginning June 1.

“GOING WITH THE FLOW” WATERCOLOR SHOW: June 10-26 at the Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee Street. An exhibit from present and former students of the Watercolor Painting Class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Viewing hours are 11am-4pm Thursday – Saturday. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, June 11 6-8pm. For more information, contact Marietta Smith at or call 704-431-8964. IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR: Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00am. A representative of the NC Attorney General’s Office will offer an educational presentation on how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft, and what steps one must take if their identity is compromised. Free and open to any interested adult. Pre-registration is not necessary. MENTAL HEALTH AND CHALLENGING RESIDENTS/CLIENTS: Thursday, June 17. Staff training for direct care workers who deal with residents or clients who are confrontational or confused, and/or have thought, mood, or anxiety disorders. Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program and Paradigm Health Services. Registration begins at 8:30am with program from 9-11:30am. Pre-register with Ombudsman Patricia Cowan at 1-800-508-5777 ext 6503, or

VETERAN SERVICES: The Rowan County Veterans Service Office is located at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center as part of the Senior Services Department. Service Officer Elaine Howle is available to meet with Rowan County veterans to assist them in applying and receiving all VA benefits to which they are legally entitled. For an appointment, call 704-216-8138. OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers a series of programs and activities at various locations throughout Rowan County as part of its outreach program. For more information, contact Thomasina Paige, Outreach Coordinator, at 704-216-7720. BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center’s Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Contact Thomasina Paige at 704-216-7720 to enroll and for more information. Free. LISTEN TO “SENIOR MOMENTS” DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 6:25am & 10:25am ON MEMORIES 1280 WSAT RADIO. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY LOCAL OLDER ADULT WHO NEEDS HELP WITH PROGRAM FEES FOR CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES. NO ONE IS REFUSED PARTICIPATION BASED ON AN INABILITY TO PAY PROGRAM FEES. SUPPORT FOR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS IS PROVIDED BY THE BLANCHE & JULIAN ROBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION. CONTACT ANY STAFF MEMBER FOR INFORMATION. NEED A RIDE TO THE SENIOR CENTER? CALL 704-216-7700 FOR INFORMATION.

EXERCISE CLASSES: You may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A variety of offerings are available at different levels, and include Senior-Lite Jazzercise, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers I Muscular Strength & Range of Movement, Strength-ercise, Circuit Strength Training, and Chair Yoga, as well as arthritis water exercise and cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic fitness equipment is also available for use, with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information or call 704-216-7714.

OTHER CLUB MEETINGS THIS MONTH: TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:00am SENIOR GAMES SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Saturday, June 19 at Men’s Breakfast Club - Each Tuesday at 8:30am the City Sports Complex across from the Senior Center. Salisbury-Rowan SenRufty Holmes Lady Liners - Each Tuesday at 10:00am ior Games will host an all-day inviCreative Needles Group - Each Wednesday at 9:30am tational softball tournament R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am featuring teams from several area Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm counties, including Rowan. There are no Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm gate fees for spectators. Come out and support Seniors Morning Out Picnic - Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00am your local teams. Parking, rest rooms, and a food court will be available at Rufty-Holmes for those in attendance. Call the Center Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, June 7 at 8:30am at 704-216-7714 for information on game times. Ambassadors Club - Monday, June 7 at noon Better Breathing Club - Wednesday, June 9 at 1:00pm ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: Tuesday, June 22 at Art Gang - Thursday, June 10 at 10:00am 10:00am. For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing aids or telephone communication. SponCards for Military Personnel Group - Thursday, June 10 sored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of at 11:00am Hearing. Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-835-5302. Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, June 14 at 2:00pm BUS TRIP TO APPOMATTOX: Wednesday, June 23. DAV Chapter 96 Meeting - Monday, June 14 at 6:30pm Motorcoach transportation leaves Senior Center parking lot at Rowan Amateur Radio Society - Monday, June 14 at 7:00pm 7:00am enroute to Appomattox, Virginia. We’ll stop for a quick fast food breakfast along the way, arriving in time to view re-enRowan Doll Society - Tuesday, June 15 at noon actments of the Confederate surrender before lunch. Lunch will Duke Energy Retirees - Friday, June 18 at 11:00am be buffet at the Babcock House, a restored colonial home. We’ll Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, June 21 at 10:00am take our time coming home, arriving back between 6-7pm. Cost NARFE - Monday, June 21 at 1:00pm is $55 per person which includes transportation, lunch, admisRowan County Council on Aging - Thursday, June 24 at 1:00pm sions, taxes and tips.




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Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

Sapp, Johnson lead East Rowan past Tuscola


East Rowan players mob each other after the Mustangs recorded the final out of Game 2 and defeated Tuscola for a trip to the state 3A championship next week.

East Rowan proves it is a charmed team G

RANITE QUARRY — If ever there lived a group of young men who seemingly always sail with the wind at their backs, it is this East Rowan baseball team. They’re a charmed bunch, these Mustangs. DAVID Whatever SHAW it is, it’s con-

tagious. And all the Mustangs are infected with it. Not convinced? More proof arrived Saturday at Staton Field, where East waved its magic wand and scored four runs on no hits in the last inning of an 8-5 victory over Tuscola, sweeping its way into next weekend’s 3A state championship series. “Noboby knows what it is,” said Will Sapp, the center fielder who keeps his office immaculate. “But it’s something strange. We just

Mustangs in 3A state title series BY MIKE LONDON



play our hardest and good things happen.” First-baseman Andy Austin used more musclar

See SHAW, 4B

GRANITE QUARRY — Where there’s a will there’s a way, and E. Rowan 8 where there are two Wills, Tuscola 5 there’s a Western 3A baseball championship. Just a little more Will-power from East Rowan’s Will Johnson and Will Sapp on Saturday afternoon. They’re a pair of 5-foot-10, 140-pound juniors who play 6-6 and 220. Johnson, magical again, rode the shoulders of teammates after his relief hurling keyed an 8-5 win against Tuscola. Sapp didn’t ride any shoulders, but he rode the center-field fence at Staton Field for one remarkable catch after another. He was Willie Mays, Fred Lynn and Torii Hunter all rolled into one gold-glove guy.

Busch wins Nationwide BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

CONCORD — Kyle Busch would like to keep driving in the Nationwide Series — and for good reason. The defending series champ has won two consecutive races, four of the last eight events and has moved within a point of leader Brad Keselowski. But he has a bigger goal to chase this year: a Sprint Cup championship. Busch overcame some early troubles to win the Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. It was his final race in the second-tier series for three weeks. He’s planning to step away to focus solely on the Cup series. It’s a tough call, especially now. “I thought we had a great year last year in winning the championship, set-

ting a lot of records and doing what we did then,” Busch said. “There’s no question we couldn’t do it again. I’d like to do it, but it’s time ... you’ve got to win a Cup championship. “For us, I feel like we’re in the best position we can be this year. I’m real excited about the summer months. I’m going to miss running in the Nationwide car, but yet I’m pretty pumped about what we can have in the Cup car.” Busch is second in the Cup points standings, and he and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin have combined for five victories in the last seven races. Busch has been just as good in the Nationwide ranks.

East (29-2) scored four runs in the seventh to sweep the series — without getting a base hit. The Mustangs earned a berth in the state championship series against Wilson Hunt and tied the school mark for wins. “That was crazy — there’s just not any words right now,” said East shortstop Preston Troutman, part of a senior class that went 17-0 at home this season. “I don’t know what it is about this team, but it’s amazing. We just play. We never think about losing.” Fans definitely were considering the possibility of East losing. The “visitors” for Game 2 of a best-of-three series, the Mustangs trailed 5-1 after two innings. David Atwood launched his sixth — and Tuscola’s 42nd — homer to start the trouble.

See EAST, 4B

Halladay: Perfect game BY BOB BAUM

Associated Press


Kyle Busch raises the trophy in Victory See NATIONWIDE, 6B Lane after winning Saturday.

MIAMI — Philadelphia Phillies ace Phillies 1 Roy HallaMarlins 0 day threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, delivering the marquee performance of his AllStar career in a 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday night. It was the second perfect game in the majors this month alone, unheralded Dallas Braden doing it for Oakland against Tampa Bay on May 9. It’s the first time in the modern era that there were a pair of perfectos in

the same season — Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez threw a nohitter, too, in April. Halladay struck out 11, then got pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino to ground out to end it, and was cheered by a crowd of 25,086 throughout much of the night. “I don’t know what to say,” Halladay said. “Early in my bullpen I was hitting spots more than I have been. I felt like I just carried that out there.” While there were a couple of good plays behind him — shortstop Wilson Valdez went deep into the hole for a grounder, backup third base-



2B • SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

TV Sports Sunday, May 30 AUTO RACING 1 p.m. ABC — IRL, Indianapolis 500 5 p.m. FOX — Coca-Cola 600, at Concord COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — SEC, championship game FSN — Big 12, championship game COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Oregon at Missouri 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Oregon at Missouri (if necessary) GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA, Crowne Plaza Invitational 3 p.m. CBS — PGA, Crowne Plaza Invitational NBC — Senior PGA Championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. WGN — Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay 2:15 p.m. TBS — St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at Minnesota TENNIS Noon NBC — French Open, early round (tape)

Area schedule Sunday, May 30 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Mooresville at Kannapolis (at A.L. Brown) South Rowan at Lexington JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Carson at Mooresville INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 3:05 p.m. Charleston RiverDogs at Kannapolis (dh)

Prep soccer Championships Saturday’s finals 4A: North Meck 2, Hoggard 1, PKs 3A: Marvin Ridge 1, Cardinal Gibbons 0 2A: Swansboro 2, Forbush 1 1A: SW Onslow 2, Avery 0

Prep baseball 4A playoffs Western finals Game 1: Roberson 8, East Forsyth Game 2: East Forsyth 13, Roberson 4 Game 3: at East Forsyth, Monday Eastern finals Game 1: Wilmington Laney 11, Lee County 2 Game 2: Lee County 4, Laney 0 Game 3: Laney 6, Lee County 1

3A playoffs Western finals Game 1: East Rowan 5, Tuscola 3 Game 2: East Rowan 8, Tuscola 5 Eastern finals Game 1: Wilson Hunt 9, Chapel Hill 6 Game 2: Chapel Hill 5, Wilson Hunt 0 Game 3: Wilson Hunt 10, Chapel Hill 5

2A playoffs Western finals Game 1: East Rutherford 7, Surry Central 3 Game 2: East Rutherford 12, Surry Central 4 Eastern finals Game 1: Graham 9, Farmville Central 4 Game 2: Graham 11, Farmville Central 6

1A playoffs Western finals Game 1: West Wilkes 12, McGuinness 4 Game 2: McGuinness 9, W. Wilkes 5 Game 3: West Wilkes 9, McGuinness 6 Eastern finals Game 1: Dixon 11, Rosewood 2 Game 2: Rosewood 8, Dixon 3 Game 3: Dixon 14, Rosewood 5

Prep softball 4A playoffs Western fourth round N. Davidson (28-0) at Glenn (26-2), Monday T.C. Roberson 7, Lake Norman 0

3A playoffs Fourth round East Rowan 2, Robinson 0 Crest 10, Enka 0 South Johnston 2, South Central 1 SW Randolph 8, Western Harnett 1

2A playoffs Western fourth round Central Davidson 7, West Stanly 0 Starmount 4, Forbush 2

1A playoffs Western fourth round East Surry 7, South Stanly 2 Swain 3, West Wilkes 0

College baseball ACC Tournament NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro Wednesday’s games Virginia 6, Boston College 4 Miami 9, Florida State 3 N.C. State 13, Clemson 8 Thursday’s games Boston College 12, Miami 10 Florida State 11, Virginia 4 Virginia Tech 6, Georgia Tech 2 Friday’s games Florida State 12, Boston College 2 Virginia Tech 9, Clemson 8 Saturday’s games Georgia Tech 17, N.C. State 5 Virginia 12, Miami 8 Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 3 Virginia Tech vs. N.C. State, tied 9-9 in the 9th at deadline Sunday’s games Florida State vs. Va. Tech-N.C. State winner, championship, 1 p.m.

NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS Friday, May 28 Boston 96, Orlando 84, BOS wins 4-2 Saturday, May 29 Lakers 111, Phoenix 103, LAL wins 4-2

Saturday’s box Lakers 111, Suns 103 L.A. LAKERS (111) Artest 10-16 1-2 25, Gasol 2-9 5-6 9, Bynum 3-5 4-5 10, Fisher 4-9 3-3 11, Bryant 12-25 10-11 37, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Odom 312 0-1 6, Farmar 3-4 0-0 8, Vujacic 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 39-83 23-28 111. PHOENIX (103) Hill 2-7 1-1 6, Stoudemire 7-20 13-15 27, Lopez 0-1 0-0 0, Nash 8-11 3-3 21, Richardson 3-7 5-6 13, Frye 5-7 0-0 12, Dudley 1-3 0-0 3, Barbosa 3-9 0-0 7, Dragic 5-9 2-2 12, Amundson 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 35-75 24-29 103. L.A. Lakers 37 28 26 20 — 111 Phoenix 34 19 21 29 — 103 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 10-24 (Artest 47, Bryant 3-8, Farmar 2-3, Vujacic 1-2, Fisher 0-4), Phoenix 9-26 (Frye 2-4, Nash 2-5, Richardson 2-6, Dudley 1-2, Hill 1-2, Barbosa 1-3, Stoudemire 0-1, Dragic 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 52 (Odom 12), Phoenix 42 (Frye 13). Assists—L.A. Lakers 18 (Farmar 5), Phoenix 19 (Nash 9). Total Fouls— L.A. Lakers 23, Phoenix 19. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Vujacic. A—18,422 (18,422).

NHL Playoffs

STANLEY CUP FINALS Saturday: Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Monday: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, June 4: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. June 6: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. June 9: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. June 11: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Row 4 10. (99) Townsend Bell, 2:39.9313, 225.097; 11. (22) Justin Wilson, 2:39.9647, 225.050; 12. (2) Raphael Matos, 2:39.9798, 225.028. Row 5 13. (32) Mario Moraes, 2:40.0794, 224.888; 14. (21) Davey Hamilton, 2:40.1053, 224.852; 15. (24) Mike Conway, 2:40.2969, 224.583.

Saturday’s sum


Blackhawks 6, Flyers 5 Philadelphia 3 2 0 — 5 Chicago 2 3 1 — 6 First Period—1, Philadelphia, Leino 5 (Briere, Pronger), 6:38. 2, Chicago, Brouwer 3 (Hossa, Sopel), 7:46. 3, Chicago, Bolland 6, 11:50 (sh). 4, Philadelphia, Hartnell 4 (Briere, Pronger), 16:37 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, Briere 10 (Leino, Hartnell), 19:33. Second Period—6, Chicago, Sharp 8 (Brouwer, Hjalmarsson), 1:11. 7, Philadelphia, Betts 1 (Asham, Powe), 7:20. 8, Chicago, Versteeg 5 (Kopecky, Keith), 9:31. 9, Chicago, Brouwer 4 (Hossa, Hjalmarsson), 15:18. 10, Philadelphia, Asham 4 (Briere, Hartnell), 18:49. Third Period—11, Chicago, Kopecky 4 (Versteeg, Bolland), 8:25. Shots on Goal—Flyers 17-9-6—32. Blackhawks 9-15-8—32. Goalies—Philadelphia, Leighton, Boucher. Chicago, Niemi. A—22,312 (19,717). T— 2:31.

PGA Colonial Saturday’s third round At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 Brian Davis 64-65-65—194 Bryce Molder 65-62-67—194 Zach Johnson 65-66-64—195 Ben Crane 68-64-64—196 Jeff Overton 63-67-66—196 Jason Bohn 63-65-68—196 Bill Haas 65-68-64—197 Boo Weekley 67-63-67—197 Kris Blanks 65-64-68—197 Bo Van Pelt 67-66-65—198 John Merrick 66-66-66—198 Corey Pavin 67-64-67—198 Lee Janzen 70-66-63—199 Matt Jones 69-66-64—199 Scott Verplank 67-66-66—199

Senior PGA Champ.

Auto racing Sprint Cup Cup-Coca-Cola 600 Race Sunday in Concord Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 187.546 mph. 2. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 187.292. 3. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 187.188. 4. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 187.169. 5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 186.974. 6. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 186.825. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 186.767. 8. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 186.728. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 186.528. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 186.053. 11. (5) Mark Martin, Chevy, 186.021. 12. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 185.803. 13. (83) Casey Mears, Toyota, 185.535. 14. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 185.459. 15. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 185.452. 16. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 185.052. 17. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 184.932. 18. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 184.906. 19. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.856. 20. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 184.634. 21. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 184.609. 22. (36) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 184.464. 23. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 184.407. 24. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 184.344. 25. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 184.344. 26. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 184.326. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 184.181. 28. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 184.093. 29. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 184.049. 30. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 184.037. 31. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 183.949. 32. (78) Regan Smith, Chevy, 183.855. 33. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 183.586. 34. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 183.542. 35. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 183.306. 36. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 183.281. 37. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 182.599. 38. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, 182.562. 39. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, Points. 40. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Points. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Points. 43. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 183.243.

Nationwide results TECH-NET Auto Service 300 Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 203 laps, 128.6 rating, 190 points, $58,145. 2. (3) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 203, 134.7, 180, $40,275. 3. (13) Joey Logano, Toyota, 203, 119, 170, $34,025. 4. (11) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 203, 103.2, 160, $34,193. 5. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 203, 104.6, 155, $29,125. 6. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 203, 101.3, 150, $22,725. 7. (40) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 203, 100, 146, $26,668. 8. (20) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 203, 95.1, 142, $25,468. 9. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 203, 101.7, 143, $26,400. 10. (26) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 203, 90.6, 134, $19,075. 11. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 203, 88.7, 135, $16,925. 12. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 203, 75.4, 127, $22,818. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 203, 109.1, 129, $16,175. 14. (17) Michael Annett, Toyota, 203, 79.1, 121, $21,818. 15. (21) Brian Ickler, Ford, 203, 82.2, 118, $22,018. 16. (31) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 202, 74.5, 115, $21,743. 17. (2) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 202, 81.8, 112, $21,318. 18. (12) Paul Menard, Ford, 201, 65.7, 109, $14,325. 19. (29) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 201, 75, 106, $22,918. 20. (35) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 201, 67.4, 103, $21,368. 21. (10) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 201, 73.3, 100, $20,543. 22. (14) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, 200, 68.8, 97, $20,818. 23. (42) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 55.5, 94, $20,818. 24. (38) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200, 64.7, 91, $20,378. 25. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 200, 58.1, 88, $20,793. 26. (5) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 199, 114, 90, $13,915. 27. (15) Chad McCumbee, Ford, 199, 50.7, 82, $20,273. 28. (37) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 199, 47.2, 79, $20,638. 29. (34) Eric McClure, Ford, 199, 45.8, 76, $20,193. 30. (19) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 199, 50.7, 73, $20,448. 31. (27) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 197, 42.1, 70, $20,113. 32. (41) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 173, 43.1, 67, $20,068. 33. (8) Brian Scott, Toyota, 159, 51.2, 64, $21,088. 34. (7) Steve Arpin, Chevrolet, accident, 127, 31.4, 61, $20,058. 35. (28) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 98, 30.1, 58, $13,520. 36. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, handling, 42, 44.2, 55, $13,500. 37. (32) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, ignition, 31, 42.9, 52, $13,475. 38. (24) Danny O’Quinn Jr., Chevrolet, handling, 19, 40, 49, $13,455. 39. (23) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, vibration, 13, 38.8, 46, $13,435. 40. (22) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 8, 36.5, 43, $19,788. 41. (30) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, accident, 8, 35, 40, $13,295. 42. (43) Josh Wise, Ford, electrical, 5, 32.4, 37, $13,270. 43. (25) Mark Green, Chevrolet, accident, 3, 29.9, 34, $19,675.

Indy 500 Race Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Lap length: 2.5 miles Row 1 1. (3) Helio Castroneves, 2:37.9154, 227.970; 2. (12) Will Power, 2:38.1876, 227.578; 3. (10T) Dario Franchitti, 2:38.5970, 226.990. Row 2 4. (6) Ryan Briscoe, 2:38.9027, 226.554. 5. (77) Alex Tagliani, 2:39.0178, 226.390. 6. (9) Scott Dixon, 2:39.1277, 226.233. Row 3 7. (30) Graham Rahal, 2:39.6319, 225.519; 8. (20) Ed Carpenter, 2:40.3514, 224.507; 9. (06) Hideki Mutoh, 2:41.0831, 223.487.

Saturday’s third round At Colorado Golf Club Parker, Colo. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,490; Par: 72 Jay Don Blake 71-69-70—210 Tom Lehman 68-71-71—210 Mark O’Meara 72-73-67—212 Mike Goodes 71-71-70—212 Fred Couples 69-68-75—212 Dan Forsman 70-74-69—213 Chip Beck 71-71-71—213 Chien Soon Lu 70-70-73—213 David Frost 72-77-65—214 Michael Allen 71-72-71—214 Bill Glasson 69-75-70—214 Nick Price 70-71-73—214 Brad Bryant 68-80-67—215 Andrew Oldcorn 73-75-67—215 Larry Mize 73-72-70—215 Fred Funk 72-70-73—215 Jay Haas 73-73-70—216 Bernhard Langer 66-75-75—216

ML Baseball Standings American League East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 34 16 .680 — New York 29 20 .592 41⁄2 Toronto 29 22 .569 51⁄2 Boston 28 23 .549 61⁄2 Baltimore 15 35 .300 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 29 20 .592 — Detroit 25 23 .521 31⁄2 Chicago 21 28 .429 8 Kansas City 21 29 .420 81⁄2 Cleveland 18 29 .383 10 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 27 23 .540 — 1 ⁄2 Texas 26 23 .531 Los Angeles 24 27 .471 31⁄2 Seattle 19 29 .396 7 Saturday’s Games Cleveland 13, N.Y. Yankees 11 Toronto 5, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 1, 10 innings Minnesota 8, Texas 3 Oakland 6, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 8, Chicago White Sox 5 Boston 1, Kansas City 0 Sunday’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 5-2), 1:05 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-4), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-4) at Toronto (R.Romero 4-2), 1:07 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 1-0) at Boston (Lester 5-2), 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 3-4) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-2), 1:40 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-3) at L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 3-6), 3:35 p.m. Texas (Holland 2-0) at Minnesota (S.Baker 4-4), 8:05 p.m.

Saturday’s boxes Red Sox 1, Royals 0 Kansas City ab r Pdsdnk lf 3 0 Aviles 2b 4 0 DeJess rf 2 0 Butler 1b 3 0 JGuilln dh 4 0 Cllasp 3b 4 0 Maier cf 3 0 YBtncr ss 2 0 Kendall c 3 0

Boston h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Scutaro ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 Pedroia 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 VMrtnz c 3 0 0 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 Lowell 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 Youkils 1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 Hermid lf 4 0 0 0 DMcDn lf 0 0 0 0 Camrn cf 3 0 0 0 Totals 28 0 5 0 Totals 30 1 5 1 Kansas City 000 000 000—0 Boston 010 000 00x—1 E—Tejeda (2), B.Butler (3), Y.Betancourt (6). Dp—Kansas City 2, Boston 2. Lob— Kansas City 6, Boston 10. 2b—Dejesus (14), Kendall (9), D.Ortiz (9), J.Drew (12). Cs— Podsednik (5). S—Podsednik. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Greinke L,1-6 6 5 1 1 3 3 Tejeda 1 0 0 0 2 0 Bl.Wood 1 0 0 0 0 0 Boston Buchholz W,7-3 7 4 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 D.Bard H,10 Ppelbon S,12-13 1 0 0 0 0 1

Angels 5, Mariners 1 (10) Seattle

Los Angeles h bi ab r h bi 1 0 EAyar ss 5 0 0 0 1 0 MIzturs 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 BAreu rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 TrHntr cf 0 0 0 0 2 0 Willits cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 KMorls 1b 4 1 2 4 0 0 HMatsu dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 Frndsn dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 HKndrc 2b 4 0 0 0 MRyan lf 4 0 0 0 BoWlsn c 3 0 1 0 36 5 8 5 Totals 34 1 4 0 Totals Seattle 000 100 000 0—1 Los Angeles 000 000 010 4—5 One out when winning run scored. E—Figgins (6), E.Aybar (7). Dp—Seattle 1, Los Angeles 1. Lob—Seattle 6, Los Angeles 8. 2b—M.Izturis (4), Bo.Wilson (1). Hr— B.Abreu (6), K.Morales (11). Sb—I.Suzuki 2 (13), Figgins (10), F.Gutierrez (6), B.Abreu (8). IP H R ER BB SO Seattle F.Hernandez 8 6 1 1 3 7 2 4 3 1 0 League L,4-5 11⁄3 Los Angeles Jer.Weaver 7 3 1 0 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 2 F.Rodriguez Fuentes W,3-1 1 0 0 0 0 2 ab ISuzuki rf 4 Figgins 2b 4 FGtrrz cf 2 Bradly dh 4 JoLopz 3b 4 Tiassp 1b 4 JWilsn ss 4 RJhnsn c 4 MSndrs lf 4

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Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2 Baltimore ab Lugo 2b 4 Markks rf 4 Wgntn 1b 4 Tejad 3b 4 Scott lf 3 AdJons cf 3 Atkins dh 3 Tatum c 3 CIzturs ss 3

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h bi ab r h bi 1 1 FLewis lf 2 0 1 0 2 1 A.Hill 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 Lind dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 V.Wells cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 JBautst rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 Overay 1b 4 2 2 3 0 0 Encrnc 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 JMolin c 2 0 1 0 J.Buck c 2 0 0 0 Totals 31 2 5 2 Totals 31 5 9 5 Baltimore 000 002 000—2 Toronto 010 001 03x—5 E—Encarnacion (6). Dp—Baltimore 2, Toronto 2. Lob—Baltimore 2, Toronto 7. 2b— C.Izturis (3), F.Lewis (15), J.Bautista (11). Hr—A.Hill (8), V.Wells (13), Overbay 2 (6). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore 6 2 2 2 3 Tillman 52⁄3 Berken L,0-1 2 2 2 2 2 4 A.Castillo 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Mata Toronto Cecil W,5-2 8 4 2 2 0 7

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Twins 8, Rangers 3 Texas

Minnesota h bi ab r h bi 2 0 Span cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 OHdsn 2b 4 2 2 3 0 0 Mauer c 3 0 0 0 0 0 Mornea dh 3 1 1 1 1 0 Cuddyr 1b 4 1 1 0 2 0 Kubel rf 2 1 0 0 1 0 DlmYn lf 4 1 1 2 0 0 Hardy ss 4 1 2 2 2 2 BHarrs 3b 3 0 0 0 Punto 3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 9 2 Totals 32 8 8 8 Texas 001 010 010—3 Minnesota 000 002 60x—8 E—Kubel (2), Hardy (1). Dp—Minnesota 3. Lob—Texas 5, Minnesota 4. 2b—M.Young (11), Dav.Murphy 2 (11), Smoak (4), O.Hudson (10), Cuddyer (12), Delm.Young (12). Hr— O.Hudson (3). Sb—Andrus (18), Borbon (7). IP H R ER BB SO Texas C.Wilson L,3-3 6 4 5 5 2 3 2 ⁄3 4 3 3 1 1 Ray 0 0 0 1 1 Nippert 11⁄3 Minnesota Pavano W,5-5 7 7 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 Crain Duensing 1 1 0 0 0 1 ab Andrus ss 4 MYong 3b 4 Kinsler 2b 4 Guerrr dh 4 Hamltn lf 4 DvMrp rf 4 Smoak 1b 3 MRmrz c 4 Borbon cf 3

r 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Athletics 6, Tigers 0 Oakland

Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi RDavis cf 5 1 2 0 AJcksn cf 4 0 2 0 Barton 1b 3 0 1 0 Damon dh 4 0 2 0 RSwny rf 4 0 2 1 Ordonz rf 4 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 5 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 4 0 1 0 Cust dh 4 0 2 0 Raburn lf 3 0 0 0 EPtrsn dh 1 1 0 0 CGuilln 2b 3 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 4 1 0 0 Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 Gross lf 3 1 0 0 Laird c 3 0 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 2 3 4 Everett ss 3 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 2 0 0 1 Totals 35 610 6 Totals 31 0 5 0 Oakland 000 020 040—6 Detroit 000 000 000—0 Dp—Oakland 1, Detroit 1. Lob—Oakland 9, Detroit 4. 2b—Barton (13), R.Sweeney (9), M.Ellis (3), A.Jackson (13), Damon (14). 3b— R.Davis (1), R.Sweeney (2). Hr—M.Ellis (1). Sb—R.Davis (19). Sf—Pennington. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland 3 0 0 0 4 Andrson W,2-1 52⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Ziegler H,9 21⁄3 Breslow 1 1 0 0 0 1 Detroit 7 2 2 2 1 Porcello L,4-5 61⁄3 Thomas 1 1 3 3 3 0 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Bonine Valverde 1 1 0 0 1 2

Indians 13, Yankees 11 Cleveland ab Crowe cf 4 Choo rf 6 Kearns lf 5 Peralta 3b 3 Dncan dh 3 Branyn dh 2 Grdzln 2b 4 LaPort 1b 3 Marson c 5 Donald ss 5

New York h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Jeter ss 5 3 3 1 0 0 Swisher rf 5 2 3 1 3 2 Teixeir 1b 3 2 0 1 0 0 ARdrgz 3b 4 0 2 3 0 0 Cano 2b 4 1 3 3 1 1 Thams dh 3 0 0 0 2 2 Mirand dh 1 0 0 0 1 2 Cervelli c 5 0 1 2 3 3 Russo lf 4 1 1 0 1 2 Grndrs ph 0 1 0 0 Gardnr cf 2 1 0 0 Totals 40131313 Totals 36 11 13 11 Cleveland 000 311 710—13 New York 102 610 001—11 E—Kearns (3). Dp—Cleveland 1. Lob— Cleveland 7, New York 9. 2b—Laporta (4), Marson 3 (7), Donald (4), Jeter (11), Swisher (8), A.Rodriguez (11), Cano (15). Hr— Branyan (6). Sb—Crowe (4). Sf—A.Rodriguez, Cano. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland 5 3 3 1 2 D.Huff 21⁄3 2 6 6 3 2 Laffey 11⁄3 1 4 1 1 2 0 Ambriz 1 ⁄3 R.Perez W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 C.Perez H,3 2 1 0 0 1 2 K.Wood S,2-3 1 1 1 1 1 1 New York Sabathia 6 7 5 5 2 5 1 ⁄3 1 2 2 0 0 D.Robertson Mitre 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 D.Marte H,6 1 4 4 4 1 1 Chmbrlain L,1-3 ⁄3 Gaudin 2 1 1 1 1 2 r 2 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 1

Rays 8, White Sox 5 Chicago

Tampa Bay h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Bartlett ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 SRdrgz 2b 2 1 1 1 0 0 Crwfrd lf 5 2 0 0 2 1 Longori 3b 5 1 3 1 0 0 C.Pena 1b 5 0 1 3 2 2 Jaso dh 4 0 2 1 1 0 BUpton cf 3 1 1 1 2 1 Brignc 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 DNavrr c 4 0 1 0 Kapler rf 1 1 0 1 Zobrist rf 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 5 7 4 Totals 35 8 11 8 Chicago 020 000 120—5 Tampa Bay 101 420 00x—8 E—T.Pena (1), D.Navarro (3). Lob—Chicago 5, Tampa Bay 12. 2b—Konerko (7), Longoria 2 (17), C.Pena (7). 3b—Brignac (1). Hr—Quentin (5), Al.Ramirez (4), B.Upton (6). Cs—D.Navarro (1). S—S.Rodriguez, Kapler. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Danks L,4-4 4 8 8 8 3 2 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 T.Pena 0 0 0 2 2 Williams 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 4 Putz 11⁄3 Linebrink 1 1 0 0 0 2 Tampa Bay 6 3 3 2 2 W.Davis W,5-4 61⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Choate 2 ⁄3 1 2 2 1 0 Wheeler 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Benoit H,2 R.Soriano S,14-141 0 0 0 0 0 ab Pierre lf 5 Przyns c 4 Rios cf 3 Konerk dh 3 Kotsay 1b 4 Quentin rf 4 Teahen 3b 4 AlRmrz ss 3 Bckhm 2b 4

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Standings National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 28 20 .583 — Atlanta 27 22 .551 11⁄2 New York 25 25 .500 4 Washington 25 25 .500 4 Florida 24 26 .480 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 30 20 .600 — St. Louis 28 22 .560 2 Chicago 24 26 .480 6 Milwaukee 21 28 .429 81⁄2 Pittsburgh 20 30 .400 10 Houston 16 33 .327 131⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 29 20 .592 — Los Angeles 27 22 .551 2 San Francisco 26 22 .542 21⁄2 Colorado 26 23 .531 3 Arizona 20 30 .400 91⁄2 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 12, Houston 2 Milwaukee 8, N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 1, Florida 0 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 11, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 4, Washington 2 San Francisco 12, Arizona 1 Sunday’s Games Houston (F.Paulino 0-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 5-4) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 3-4) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-7), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 6-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 3-4), 2:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 4-3) at Colorado (J.Chacin 3-2), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-3) at San Francisco (Wellemeyer 3-4), 4:05 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 4-3) at San Diego (Garland 6-2), 4:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

Saturday’s boxes Phillies 1, Marlins 0 Philadelphia ab r Victorn cf 4 0 WValdz ss 4 1 Utley 2b 4 0 Hward 1b 3 0

Florida h bi ab 1 0 Coghln lf 3 2 0 GSnchz 1b 3 0 0 HRmrz ss 3 0 0 Cantu 3b 3

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0 Uggla 2b 3 0 0 0 0 C.Ross rf 3 0 0 0 0 Hayes c 2 0 0 0 0 Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 Maybin cf 2 0 0 0 Helms ph 1 0 0 0 JJhnsn p 2 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Nunez p 0 0 0 0 RPauln ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 1 7 0 Totals 27 0 0 0 Philadelphia 001 000 000—1 Florida 000 000 000—0 E—Maybin (2). Dp—Florida 1. Lob— Philadelphia 7, Florida 0. 2b—W.Valdez (6), J.Castro (5). H R ER BB SO IP Philadelphia Halladay W,7-3 9 0 0 0 0 11 Florida Jo.Johnson L,5-2 7 7 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 Hensley Nunez 1 0 0 0 0 0 T—2:13. A—25,086 (38,560).

Reds 12, Astros 2 Houston

Cincinnati h bi ab r h bi 0 0 OCarer ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 Janish ss 1 0 1 1 2 0 Cairo 1b 4 2 2 2 2 0 BPhllps 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 1 1 0 Bruce rf 5 2 3 4 0 0 Gomes lf 4 0 0 0 1 2 CMiller c 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 4 3 3 1 0 0 L.Nix cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 RHrndz c 4 2 4 3 0 0 Fisher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 Harang p 3 0 1 0 Heisey lf 1 0 0 0 3912 1812 Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals Houston 010 000 001— 2 Cincinnati 026 120 10x—12 E—O.Cabrera (5). Dp—Houston 3, Cincinnati 1. Lob—Houston 6, Cincinnati 5. 2b— Ca.Lee 2 (7), Manzella (4), Cairo (3), Bruce (9). 3b—Stubbs (3). Hr—Cairo (2), Bruce 2 (7), Stubbs (6), R.Hernandez 2 (2). Sb— O.Cabrera (8). Sf—Manzella. IP H R ER BB SO Houston 2 Moehler L,0-2 2 ⁄3 10 8 8 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 Fulchino 11⁄3 W.Wright 4 7 3 3 1 2 Cincinnati Harang W,4-5 7 4 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 Fisher Masset 1 2 1 1 0 2 ab Bourn cf 4 Kppngr 2b 3 Pence rf 4 Ca.Lee lf 4 Brkmn 1b 2 P.Feliz 1b 1 Blum 3b 4 Mnzell ss 3 Cash c 3 Moehlr p 1 Fulchin p 0 Sullivn ph 1 Wrght p 1

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 St. Louis Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Lopez ss 4 0 0 0 Fukdm rf 1 0 0 2 Ludwck rf 4 0 0 0 Theriot 2b 5 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 3 0 0 0 D.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 4 0 2 0 ASorin lf 3 1 0 0 Rasms cf 3 0 0 0 Byrd cf 4 2 2 1 Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 Fntent 3b 3 1 2 1 YMolin c 3 0 1 0 SCastro ss 4 1 2 1 Scmkr 2b 2 0 0 0 K.Hill c 3 0 1 0 B.Ryan ss 1 0 1 0 Silva p 2 0 0 0 Ottavin p 2 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Zamrn p 0 0 0 0 Stavinh ph1 0 0 0 Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 Hwksw p 0 0 0 0 Stevens p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 29 5 7 5 St. Louis 000 000 000—0 Chicago 000 301 01x—5 E—Schumaker (9), Rasmus (3), S.Castro (7). Dp—St. Louis 1, Chicago 2. Lob—St. Louis 4, Chicago 9. 2b—Holliday (14). 3b— Fontenot 2 (3). Sb—A.Soriano (3). Cs—Fukudome (3). Sf—Fukudome. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis 5 4 4 6 5 Ottavino L,0-1 52⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 Boggs 11⁄3 Hawksworth 1 2 1 1 0 0 Chicago Silva W,7-0 7 2 0 0 0 11 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Marshall 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Zambrano H,4 Stevens 1 0 0 0 1 1

Braves 6, Pirates 3 Pittsburgh ab AMcCt cf 3 NWalkr 2b 3 AnLRc 3b 3 GJones rf 4 Doumit c 4 Crosby 1b 4 Milledg lf 4 Cdeno ss 3 Burres p 2 JaLopz p 0 DlwYn ph 1 Donnlly p 0 Meek p 0

Atlanta h bi ab r h bi 1 1 Prado 2b 4 1 2 3 2 0 Heywrd rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 C.Jnes 3b 2 1 1 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 3 0 1 2 1 0 YEscor ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 MeCarr lf 4 1 1 0 1 0 D.Ross c 3 1 1 0 2 0 McLoth cf 3 0 1 0 1 2 Medlen p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Infante ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saito p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 0 1 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 9 3 Totals 31 6 9 6 Pittsburgh 001 200 000—3 Atlanta 100 021 02x—6 Dp—Atlanta 3. Lob—Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 8. 2b—N.Walker (4), Cedeno (8), Prado (15), Heyward (10), Glaus (4). 3b—Burres (1). Hr— A.Mccutchen (6), Heyward (10). Sb—C.Jones (3), Mclouth (3). S—An.Laroche, D.Ross. Sf— Prado. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Burres L,2-3 5 7 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Lopez 1 2 2 1 2 Donnelly 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Meek Atlanta 6 9 3 3 2 4 Medlen W,2-1 Moylan H,8 1 0 0 0 0 2 Saito H,5 1 0 0 0 0 2 Wagner S,6-8 1 0 0 0 0 2 r 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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TROUTMAN — Rowan County left fielder Alex Litaker started jogging Rowan 4 in when he saw Statesville’s Statesville 3 Travis Fetter hit a slow roller toward first base with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Fetter legged out an infield single. Moments later, Litaker found himself on the mound with the tying run aboard. Rowan County 4, Statesville 3 Casey Liles grounded out to ROWAN ab r h bi STATESVILLE ab r h bi third baseman Mauldn cf 4 1 0 0 Fetter ss 5 0 2 0 Laurens rf 4 1 1 0 Liles 2b 5 0 0 0 C h a n d l e r Untz ss 3 0 0 0 Whtner rf 4 1 0 0 Jones, giving Jones 3b 3 1 0 0 Laws p 3 0 0 0 Miller 2b 4 0 0 0 BYoung p 0 0 0 0 Litaker a three- Smpson p 2 1 1 1 Booth rf 1 0 0 0 c 4 0 0 0 SYoung c 4 1 1 1 pitch save in Barker Forbis 1b 1 0 0 0 Grant 1b 4 0 1 0 Rowan’s 4-3 Mndy 1b 1 0 1 0 Stroud cf 3 1 0 0 p 1 0 0 0 Masler cf 1 0 0 0 victory Satur- Bchnan Brown lf 0 0 0 0 Jordan lf 4 0 1 1 day night. Litaker lf 4 0 1 0 Davis 3b 2 0 0 0 2b 2 0 1 0 Zack Simp- Totals 31 4 4 1 Jhnsn Totals 38 3 6 2 son didn’t al000 012 100 — 4 low an earned Rowan Statesville 001 200 000 — 3 E — Untz 2, Jones, Miller, Forbis. DP — run in six inStatesville 1. LOB — Rowan 10, Statesville 8. nings, and For- 2B — Grant. HR — Simpson (1). SB — Laurens, rest Buchanan Fetter, Stroud, Johnson. CS — Mauldin. IP H R ER BB K came within Rowan Simpson W,1-0 6 3 3 0 0 6 inches of earnBuchanan 2⁄ 3 0 0 0 2 ing a nine-out Litaker S ⁄ 0 0 0 0 0 save. Rowan Statesville Laws 6 3 3 1 4 5 coach Jim BYoung L 2 1 1 1 4 5 Grant 1 0 0 0 0 0 Gantt sumWP — Laws, BYoung. HBP — by Laws moned Litaker (Laurens, Munday). PB — Barker, SYoung. from left after T — 2:28. Fetter beat Buchanan to the bag on a flip play involving Simpson, who had moved to first. “I thought it was done,” Litaker said. “You have to sort of readjust and get back into it because right there you just took a deep breath. “It was an ugly game, but we got more than they did. It’s another win, and that’s all that matters.” A combined five unearned runs and a homer by Simpson contributed to a 3-3 tie through six innings. Simpson’s fifth-inning shot to right off Statesville ace Sam Laws cut into a 3-0 deficit, and Rowan (4-1, 2-0) pulled even when center fielder Skyler Stroud misplayed a two-out liner from Wesley Barker in the sixth. Matt Mauldin scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Brett Young in the seventh. “Thank goodness Zack pitched the way he did or we could have been in trouble the way we kicked it around,” Gantt said. “We didn’t swing the bat very well, but Laws is a good pitcher, so it’s not like we weren’t hitting a bad pitcher. We weren’t hitting a good pitcher.” The absence of John Knox forced Hayden Untz to switch from second base to shortstop. Matt Miller, a catcher, filled in at second. Miller and Untz combined for three of Rowan’s five infield errors, but Miller handled his last four chances cleanly. Statesville (0-4, 0-3) recorded three of its six hits off Simpson, who struck out six batters without issuing a walk. His homer — the team’s first of the season — was one of only four Rowan hits. “I wasn’t really expecting that,” Simpson said. “I just tried to stay on it and put a good swing on it like Coach Gantt always talks about in practice.” 2


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Moors roll From staff reports

Mooresville beat Lexington 7-3 in a Southern Division of Area III American Legion game on Saturday. Scottie Williams pitched seven innings and struck out 11. Billy Nantz had three hits for the Moors, including a pair of home runs. Kelly Secrest had three hits for Lexington. He also pitched six innings.  Mocksville use a six-run fifth to outscore Stanly 10-7 at Rich Park on Saturday. Joe Watson was the winning pitcher and went 4-for-5 at the plate with a homer and three RBIs. Ryan Carter allowed one hit in four innings and fanned six to earn a save. Jess Cartner homered to key the big inning. Tyler King and Hernan Bautista had two hits each.  South Rowan is making up a game at Lexington tonight, while Mooresville is at Kannapolis’ Veterans Field for a rescheduled game.

 College baseball Trey Holmes (East Rowan) had three hits for Pitt Community College and Zach Smith (East) had a run-scoring base hit in a firstround loss to Southern Nevada on Saturday in the Junior College World Series. Pitt plays Temple College today at 2 p.m.  Charlotte’s Justin Roland (East Rowan) had three hits and three RBIs as the 49ers beat Xavier 18-7 in an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament elimination game on Friday.  South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) had two hits, but the Gamecocks were eliminated from the SEC tournament on Friday with a 3-1 loss to Auburn in 12 innings.

 Independent pro baseball Garrett Sherrill (A.L. Brown) was the winning pitcher for the Lake County Fielders in a 4-3 extra-innings victory against the FargoMoorehead Redhawks in the Northern League earlier this week. Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) was strong in his last start for a Lake County, striking out six in 51⁄3 innings, but taking a 2-0 loss against Fargo.

 Intimidators baseball The Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Charleston RiverDogs 5-4 on Saturday. Ian Gac had two hits, and Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) scored one and knocked in one. The Intimidators (25-24) will play two against the Dogs today at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.



SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010 • 3B

Lakers clinch

Braves win behind Heyward, Prado lasting seven innings. Astros starter Brian Moehler The National League (0-2) gave up three of the roundup ... home runs. ATLANTA — Jason Padres 4, Nationals 2 Heyward homered, Martin SAN DIEGO — Nick Prado drove in three runs, Hundley hit a three-run including the go-ahead run home run in the first inin the sixth, and the Atning and Mat Latos won his lanta Braves beat the Pitts- fourth straight decision for burgh Pirates 6-3 on Satur- San Diego. day night to win for the Hundley accounted for ninth time in 11 games. all four Padres runs. He The Braves, who overtripled leading off the came a two-run triple by fourth and scored on Chris Pirates pitcher Brian BurDenorfia’s groundout. res, are 18-8 in May. Brewers 8, Mets 6 The Pirates have lost MILWAUKEE — Corey four straight and eight of Hart hit a grand slam and a 10. two-run homer in his first Heyward hit his 10th two times up to lift the Milhomer and Troy Glaus had waukee. a two-run double for AtHart’s homers in the lanta. first and third gave him 12 Braves right-hander for the season, tying his toKris Medlen (2-1) gave up tal from last year. nine hits and three runs in Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 six innings. Burres (2-3) alCHICAGO — Carlos Sillowed seven hits and four va improved to 7-0, strikruns in five innings. ing out a career-high 11 Reds 12, Astros 2 during seven dominant inCINCINNATI — Jay nings. for Chicago. Bruce and Ramon HernanSilva (7-0) allowed just dez each hit two home runs two hits and walked none. to propel streaking Cincin- Matt Holliday was the only nati. Cardinals’ batter to reach Miguel Cairo and Drew base against Silva with a Stubbs also homered as the single in the second and a Reds powered their way to double in the seventh. their fourth consecutive Giants 12, Diamondbacks 1 win and fifth in six games, SAN FRANCISCO — taking a two-game lead Buster Posey had three over St. Louis in the NL hits and three RBIs in his Central. first major league game The Reds have hit at and Juan Uribe homered least one home run in 18 and drove in two runs as consecutive games, the the San Francisco Giants third-longest streak in sent the Arizona Diamondfranchise history and the backs to its sixth straight longest in the majors since defeat with a 12-1 victory Philadelphia homered in 18 Rockies 11, Dodgers 3 straight in September 2008. DENVER — Aaron Cook The 1986 Reds homered in pitched effectively for 6 119 consecutive games, and 3 innings, Carlos Gonzalez the 1956 team set the fran- homered and added a runchise record with a 21saving defensive gem in game stretch. center field and the ColAaron Harang (4-5) orado Rockies beat the Los matched his season high by Angeles Dodgers 11-3. Associated Press

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Cleveland pitcher David Huff lies on the mound after being hit by a line drive by New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Indians bounce back for Huff Associated Press

The American League roundup ... NEW YORK — Cleveland pitcher David Huff was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Alex Rodriguez and was recovering in a hospital when the Indians rallied from a big deficit to beat the New York Yankees 13-11 Saturday. Huff was down on the mound for 6 minutes, carted off the field and taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where a CT scan was negative. About three hours later, the pitcher was back in the clubhouse, smiling with his relieved teammates. Down 10-4 in the sixth inning to CC Sabathia, the Indians came back to win. Lou Marson hit three doubles and Russell Branyan homered. Angels 5, Mariners 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kendry Morales fractured his lower left leg while celebrating his game-ending grand slam in the 10th inning. Morales is scheduled to

undergo surgery Sunday. He was leading the club in batting average (.290), home runs (11), total bases (94) and RBIs (39). Red Sox 1, Royals 0 BOSTON — Clay Buchholz keeps looking like Boston’s new ace, throwing seven shutout innings to outduel Zack Greinke. The Red Sox had lost the first two of a four-game series after sweeping the majors’ best team, Tampa Bay, earlier this week. Twins 8, Rangers 3 MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins finally got a big hit with the bases loaded to key a six-run seventh inning. Delmon Young hit a tworun double and J.J. Hardy followed with a two-run single for the Twins, who entered the game hitting just .167 with the bases loaded this season. C.J. Wilson (3-3) allowed only one hit in the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Athletics 6, Tigers 0 DETROIT — Brett Ander-

son was sharp in his first start in a month and Mark Ellis drove in four runs. Anderson (2-1) last pitched April 25 because of elbow and forearm injuries. Against the Tigers, he allowed three hits and didn’t walk a batter in 5 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts. Detroit’s Rick Porcello (4-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in 61⁄3 innings. Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2 TORONTO — Lyle Overbay hit two of Toronto’s four home runs, Vernon Wells connected for a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning and Brett Cecil pitched the Blue Jays over the Orioles. Wells broke a 2-all tie with a one-out drive off Jason Berken (0-1). His 13th homer was a long fly that hit the facing of the third deck in left field. Rays 8, White Sox 5 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Struggling slugger Carlos Pena drove in three runs, and Wade Davis allowed three runs while pitching into the seventh inning.

Serena wins; Roddick loses Associated Press

PARIS — Serena Williams looked ill, and not only because she had lost five games in a row at the French Open. Battling a cold, Williams received a visit during a changeover from a trainer, who checked her temperature and gave her pills. Then came a third-set surge, and Williams beat 18-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2. There was no prescription to help Andy Roddick, who lost to Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Roddick threw rackets and argued with the umpire, but the fits of temper failed to produce a turnaround against an opponent ranked 114th. Four-time champion Rafael Nadal won in straight sets but still needed nearly 21⁄2 hours to eliminate feisty No. 28 Lleyton Hewitt, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Unseeded Robby Ginepri, the only remaining American in the men’s draw, also reached the fourth round by beating 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, 7-5, 6-3, 36, 2-6, 6-4. The seesaw victory assured Williams of retaining the No. 1 ranking after the tournament. Three sets were all the No. 6-seeded Roddick could manage. Playing on his worst surface, he was always on the defensive against Gabashvili, who even had the more dominating serve, with a 9-4 edge in aces. Roddick never broke and lost serve four times. The weather and clay on Court Suzanne Lenglen — which Roddick considers particularly slow — robbed his shots of some zip. “I got outplayed from the first ball,” he said.


LOWELL, Mass. — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the success of the 2014 Super Bowl slated for Meadowlands Stadium will determine whether more championships are played at undomed coldweather sites. Goodell spoke at commencement ceremonies Saturday for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he accepted an honorary doctorate for his father, the late Sen. Charles E. Goodell of New York. The commissioner was introduced by Robert Kraft and stood with the New England owner after the ceremony. The Patriots play outside at Gillette Stadium. On Tuesday, the league awarded the 2014 championship to the new $1.6 billion home of the Jets and Giants. Kraft, who supported the decision, said “the elements should be part of the game.” • DAVIE, Fla. — Chad Pennington is preparing for all options, from playing 16 games for the Miami Dolphins this season to getting cut before the campaign begins. He’s not complaining. It’s no secret that Miami’s starting quarterback job belongs to Chad Henne, who took over last season

when Pennington needed surgery on his throwing shoulder for the third time. Pennington turns 34 next month, yet believes he has some football left.


FORT WORTH, Texas — Brian Davis had his second consecutive 65 on Saturday while Bryce Molder shot 67, putting them both at 16 under entering the final round at the Colonial. • PARKER, Colo. — Jay Don Blake and former major winner Tom Lehman are tied for the lead at 6 under entering the final round of the Senior PGA Championship.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen expected a fine from Major League Baseball. The $7,000 amount, that came as a surprise. Guillen, pitcher Mark Buehrle and umpire Joe West all were fined Friday in the wake of a recent balk flap in Cleveland. “I would have taken suspension more than the money,” Guillen said before Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay. “It’s going take me like another three years to pay it. I’m going to need a loan.” • DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers plan to designate starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis for assignment.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With a headfirst slide to beat the throw, Florida International’s Garrett Wittels has kept his hitting streak alive. Wittels now has hits in 53 straight games, five away from Robin Ventura’s NCAA Division I record, after getting an infield single in the eighth inning against Florida Atlantic on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.


PHILADELPHIA — Landon Donovan set up second-half goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, leading the United States over Turkey 2-1 on Saturday in the Americans’ last exhibition before leaving for South Africa.


BALTIMORE — With one flick of his stick, Duke’s Max Quinzani ended Virginia’s gallant bid to put a positive finish on a season clouded by sadness. Quinzani scored the tie-breaking goal with 12 seconds left, and the Blue Devils defeated the top-seeded Cavaliers 14-13 Saturday night to advance to the NCAA men’s lacrosse national championship game. Fifth-seeded Duke (15-4) will play unseeded Notre Dame (10-6) on Monday for the title. Notre Dame earned a berth in the finals for the first time with a 12-7 victory over Cornell.


Blackhawks right wing Tomas Kopecky (82) scores the game-winning goal against Philadelphia.

PHOENIX — Get ready, Boston, Lakers 111 for a reSuns 103 m a t c h w i t h Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant wrapped up a magnificent series with 37 points, Ron Artest added 25 and the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 111-103 on Saturday night to win the Western Conference finals. The Lakers and Celtics, the NBA’s premier teams for much of the league’s history, will meet in the finals for the 12th time with Game 1 Thursday night in Los Angeles. They are the NBA champions each of the last two years — Boston beat the Lakers two years ago, and Los Angeles topped Orlando last season. “We’ll see how much we matured,” Bryant said. “They challenged us extremely well in the finals a couple years ago. Now is a chance to see how much we’ve grown.” Bryant scored nine points in the final 2 minutes, including what looked like an impossible 23-footer with Grant Hill in his face and 34 seconds to play. The basket put Los Angeles up 107-100 and the scrappy Suns were finished. The Lakers will be in search of their 16th NBA championship in their 31st finals appearance. Amare Stoudemire, in what may have been his last game with the Suns, scored 27 points but struggled to a 7-of-20 shooting night. He can opt out of the final year of his contract and has said chances are “50-50” that he will play elsewhere next season. Steve Nash added 21 points and nine assists in his 118th playoff game, the most for anyone who has never reached the finals. Bryant, with his 10th 30point performance in his last 11 postseason games, moved ahead of Jerry West and into a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for secondmost 30-point playoff games at 75. He has a ways to go for the record of 109 held by Michael Jordan. Bryant also extended his NBA record to eight straight 30-point closeout games on the road. “I always thought he was the best player in basketball,” Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. Channing Frye had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns.

Chicago wins Game 1 PERFECT Associated Press


— Tomas Kopecky Blackhawks 6 scored the Flyers 5 go-ahead goal in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won a wild and high-scoring Stanley Cup opener, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday night. Kopecky, who had been a scratch the previous five playoff games and was in the lineup because of an injury to Andrew Ladd, scored from the left side with a sharp-angled shot that beat backup goalie Brian Boucher at 8:25 of the third. Game 2 is Monday night at the United Center. Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists apiece for the Flyers. Chicago’s Troy Brouwer scored two goals, the second putting the Blackhawks ahead 5-4 in the second period and prompting the Flyers to replace starter Michael Leighton with Boucher. Ville Leino, Blair Betts and Arron Asham also scored the Flyers. Dave Bolland had a shorthanded breakaway goal for the Blackhawks, and Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg also scored for Chicago. The Blackhawks are in their first final series since 1992 and are aiming for the franchise’s first championship since 1961. The Flyers, who last made the finals in

1997, are shooting for their first title since the Broad Street Bullies won the second of two straight championships in 1975. The Flyers weren’t too bullish Saturday night. They played the entire game without a penalty. Brouwer’s second goal, on a pass from Marian Hossa who reversed himself behind the net, came from the left circle with 4:42 left in the second, sending ex-Blackhawks goalie Leighton to the bench. Leighton had been brilliant since taking over in the second round. He entered the game with a 6-1 record, including three shutouts, after replacing an injured Boucher in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins. Leighton entered with a 1.45 goals-against average and save percentage of .948. He was pulled after giving up his fifth goal in just 20 shots. Chicago’s Antti Niemi made 27 saves for the win. The Flyers scored a late goal in each of the first two periods. Asham converted from the left circle after a cross-ice pass from Briere with 1:11 remaining in the second, tying it at 5-5. Fourth-liner Betts picked up a loose puck after it came off the boards when the Blackhawks couldn’t control it, skated into the left circle and fired it past Niemi for his first playoff goal, putting the Flyers back in front 4-3 in the second.


man Juan Castro went to his knees for another — Halladay didn’t need any great defensive work in this gem. The 33-year-old rightywas a one-man show. Always stoic on the mound, Halladay (7-3) broke into a big smile as his teammates rushed in to congratulate him. He was within one out of a no-hitter on Sept. 27, 1998, in just his second major league start, pitching for the Blue Jays against Detroit. Pinch-hitter Bobby Higginson ended that on the first pitch he saw, hitting a solo home run. Halladay faced three Marlins pinch-hitters in the ninth. Mike Lamb led off with a long fly ball, but Shane Victorino had plenty of time to backtrack in the super-spacious outfield at Sun Life Stadium and squeeze it for the first out. Another pinch-hitter, Wes Helms, struck out, and the crowd began to roar. From there, it was all up to Paulino, who fouled the first pitch into the seats, took ball one, swung and missed for strike two, and at 9:23 p.m., hit a groundball. Castro ranged to his left to get it and threw across to first baseman Ryan Howard, who caught the ball and jumped in the air.

4B • SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

3 A W E S T: E A S T R O W A N 8 , T U S C O L A 5



East’s Justin Morris, left, scores in the seventh inning as Tuscola catcher Matthew Stratton looks up at the umpire, who gets help with the call from East assistant John McNeil.


Then a rare East defensive mishap — catcher Luke Thomas dropped the throw home on the front end of what would’ve been a 1-2-3 double play — helped Tuscola put up a potentially devastating four-spot in the second inning. Give senior leader Noah Holmes, coach Brian Hightower and clutch-hitting Andy Austin credit for the events that swung the game. Holmes smashed the first pitch thrown by Tuscola starter Tyler Brosius in the third over the fence in leftcenter — a great answer to Tuscola’s huge inning. “That’s Noah,” Troutman said. “Didn’t say anything. Just went up there and led by

example. That got us motivated. We knew we could do it.” Sophomore starter Alex Bost shut out Tuscola in the bottom of the third, and East closed within 5-4 when Austin lashed a two-out, two-run, opposite-field triple to the bank in left in the fourth. Austin stroked the ball over the left fielder’s head, and sprinting center fielder Billy Lirely couldn’t hold the ball when he hit the incline. “Austin may only get one hit a game,” Hightower said. “But it’s always a big one.” When Tuscola came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth, Johnson (6-0, 0.60 ERA) was on the mound. Hightower took the gamble of putting his key hurler in the game with East trailing for multiple reasons. “We’d already left the whole world on base, so I fig-

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IP H R ER BB K E. Rowan Bost 3 5 5 3 2 0 Johnson W, 6-0 4 2 0 0 1 3 Tuscola Brosius 4 6 4 4 2 5 Lirely L, 3-1 3 1 4 0 2 3 HBP — by Brosius (Troutman 2, Thomas, Blalock), by Bost (Stratton). BK — Brosius.

ured we’d score some runs,” he said. “And I thought if we could hold them to five, we could do it. When Will told me

he could still give me a couple of innings in the third game, if we had to go there, that cemented it. He was going in.” Walton Shepherd nearly welcomed Johnson with a homer, but Sapp blazed to the fence and snagged it inches from leaving the park. “That was a great catch, and it really helped me get settled in,” Johnson said. “It was the play of the game.” Then Johnson rolled. He allowed two singles — one on a bunt — while throwing four shutout innings. “I tip my hat to East because they wanted it and every pitcher they used in this series located,” Tuscola coach Caleb McConnell said. “We’re a power team, but they took the bats right out of our hands. It’s tough to do much when every pitch is at the knees.” East’s seventh ranks right

up there with the impossible rally against Mooresville in 2008 and D.C. Cranford’s twogrand slam game against Davie when it comes to mystical moments at Staton Field. Austin and Nathan Fulbright walked to start the inning. Wesley LeRoy ran for Fulbright. Justin Morris, East’s best bunter, was next. He tried to lay one down, couldn’t, and got down two strikes. With the bunt sign off, Morris slapped a roller to short. It wasn’t a DP-ball, but the Mountaineers (22-5) should’ve gotten a forceout. They didn’t get anything. Shepherd’s throw got past second baseman Rob Howard and into right field, and Mustangs were galloping around the bases. Austin scored to tie the game at 5-5. Chris Jacobs bounced to third for the first out.


Mustang Noah Holmes showed off with his bat, getting two hits, including his first home run of the season.


language. “It’s incredible,” he said. “That’s East Rowan baseball, man. We take advantage of everyone’s mistakes and make you pay.” The Mustangs have spent a season doing that. They’ve soared above the competition while keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground. What they’ve accomplished — 29 wins and two losses — almost defies explanation. “It’s a good season,” coach Brian Hightower decided after getting partially doused in a post-game celebration. “But it doesn’t mean anything to us if we can’t win two next weekend.” That opportunity arrived because East didn’t allow a 5-1 second-inning deficit to rattle its confidence. Even

with the luxury a one-game lead in this best-of-three series, the Mustangs forged forward, chipping away with a run in the third inning, two in the fourth and finally four in the top of the seventh. “Losing never crosses our mind,” Troutman revealed after East won its 11th straight. “No matter what the score is, we’ll battle back. Five-to-one, that will get you down. The good thing we did, as a team, was let it go. As soon as we got back in the dugout, it was gone.” So was the first pitch of the third inning, a tasty, waist-high fastball thrown by Tuscola’s Tyler Brosius that East’s Noah Holmes jacked over the fence in center. If that ball had been a head of lettuce, it’s salad now. More treats were served an inning later. Brosius, who never truly had command of

Then pinch-hitter Chase Hathcock also grounded to third. This time, LeRoy broke for home. He would’ve been out, but the hurried peg was off-target, and he slid in with the go-ahead run. Then it got crazy. Hathcock kept running, and when the throw went to second, Morris roared for home and slid in safely under a high throw. Troutman capped the bizarre inning with a sac fly. “We were playing for one run, hoping for two, and we ended up with four,” Hightower said. “Four runs on no hits, but we did put the ball in play, and that gives you a chance.” Johnson held the lead in the bottom half, with Sapp running down one more blast. Johnson ended it on a routine pop fly to right. His buddies hoisted him aloft, but he was already floating on air.


Andy Austin and Chris Jacobs celebrate at home plate.

have unwittingly telegraphed his pitches. “I could see him gripping the ball behind his back,” he explained. “The first pitch was a curveball and I could see it before he threw. The second one was also a curve that I took for a strike. Again I knew what was coming. On the third pitch I saw he used a fastball grip, so I knew he was going to challenge me. It was actually high-andaway, but I kept my hands inside the ball and drove it.” JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST Came the seventh inning, East Rowan’s rubber-armed Will Johnson has two saves and Tuscola was giving away a win in the Mustangs’ last three games. runs at end-of-season clearance prices. It committed his fastball or curve, miscal- strike count he slashed an three errors, two on a pinchculated after hitting Troutopposite-field triple to lefthitter Chase Hathcock’s center gap, trimming East’s man and Luke Thomas with slow roller to short that dedeficit to 5-4. pitches. livered two runs and “That was huge,” said “He was getting wild,” snapped a 5-5 tie. said Austin. “He couldn’t lo- Troutman. “We started “It was just slow enough thinking about winning the cate any of his pitches.” to cause a problem,” HighAustin resolved that prob- (afternoon) game right tower said. there.” lem for him. With two outs, Charming. Camouflaged Austin said Brosius may two on and facing a twoin the excitement was anoth-

er Ringling Brothers catch by Sapp in the last of the fourth — he robbed Tuscola’s Walton Shepherd of a leadoff hit with an outstretched grab at the fence in deep center. “It might have gone out if I didn’t catch it,” Sapp said. “But probably, it would have hit on the yellow.” And of course, it was impossible to ignore the work of enigmatic reliever Will Johnson. The East lefty once again made everything right, offering unhittable pitches that danced over, under and through enemy bats like a yoyo on a string. “The illegal Will Johnson,” Holmes joked in the winners’ dugout. “We’re gonna have to ban him. It’s unfair to even put him out there.” There’s nothing unlawful about Johnson or the way he operates on the mound. He’s simply working with the wind at his back.

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Tuscola star will remember Rowan County G

RANITE QUARRY — Tyler Brosius said he didn’t remember ever thinking about Rowan County before football season began at Tuscola High School back in August. Nine months later, you can bet he’ll never forget us. For the second time during his illustrious senior season, the MounRONNIE star GALLAGHER taineers’ led his team to a Western N.C. championship appearance. For the second time, Rowan County sent him home empty-handed. East Rowan made sure of that with a spectacular seventhinning rally Saturday to sweep Tuscola in the Western final. “I’d never guess we’d be here twice,” said Brosius, a future ACC quarterback at N.C. State. As good as the strapping, 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is in baseball (13 homers, .473 average, 50 RBIs), he’s more well-known as a Shrine Bowl quarterback. He and his Mountaineer teammates were confident throughout the fall that they could make the 3A state title game at Carter-Finley Stadium, his college destination. Then, he made his first visit to Rowan County. The Western side.


Tuscola’s Tyler Brosius is headed to N.C. State as a highly recruited Shrine Bowl quarterback. Tuscola lost to West Rowan 38-29. Now this. Brosius said he has always played with eight or nine guys from Waynesville who won the state crown in Little League. They were confident throughout the spring that they could win a state title as teenagers and once again play in Raleigh. Then he made another visit to Rowan County. The Eastern side. Tuscola lost to East Rowan 5-3 and 8-5. “I don’t want to come back,” Brosius said. • Brosius took time to talk Friday. He’s an impressive figure, size-wise and personality-wise. You can tell immediately he would be loved if he

played here. He’s got that good ol’ country boy feel to him that we embrace in these parts. West football coach Scott Young got to meet the future Wolfpack quarterback when he was an assistant in the Shrine Bowl back in December. “He’s not only a great player, but a great kid,” Young said. “Tyler is one of the most accurate passers I’ve seen.” That’s what scared the daylights out of Young on the night of Dec. 4, when the only way the Falcons could go for a second straight state crown was to beat 12-1-1 Tuscola. It was cold that evening — mountain cold. It was Brosius’ kind of night. But Tuscola ran into a

big, blue juggernaut that would not be denied. “I try not to think about it,” Brosius said. “It was a bittersweet time. I was going to start a new career after that but we wanted to win and go to the state championship game like every high school team wants to do.” Tuscola, down just seven in the fourth quarter, had a chance to tie it, driving deep into West Rowan territory. But the Mountaineers fumbled. “Next play, K.P. (Parks) took one to the house on us,” Brosius said. He left Rowan County with championship aspirations snuffed out. But we got to see Western North Carolina’s most prolific passer (7,895 career yards) up close

and personal. Brosius got to know three Falcons at the Shrine Bowl in Young, Parks and defender Chris Smith. “They were great guys,” Brosius said. “K.P. picked at me and I picked at him. We could relate to each other. He wanted me to go to Virginia. Brosius was almost a Cavalier. He committed there before switching to N.C. State. He reports June 29 and starts classes July 1. “I can’t wait,” Brosius said. “I’m just going to go in, absorb everything and have a great time doing it.” • Brosius doesn’t know if he’ll play baseball at State, “but if they want me to, I’ll play for sure,” he says. East Rowan coach Brian

Hightower shudders when thinking how good Brosius could be if he concentrated only on the summer game. “He’s a big young’un,” Hightower whewed. “He’s a beast. He’s got a live arm on the mound and he can obviously swing it. Just imagine what kind of tools he’d have if he played in the fall and played Legion.” East’s pitchers held Brosius without a homer in the two games and he went 3-for-8 at the plate. It wasn’t enough. He goes home one step from the state championship. Again. “He might remember Rowan County,” Hightower said. “But he seems like a pretty good kid. I think he just loves to compete.” • Obviously in everything. West’s Young remembers Brosius visiting his hotel room to play Young’s son, Bryant, in Madden NFL during Shrine Bowl week. “They had some battles,” Young said. Asked who won, Bryant chirped, “Me.” That’s just Brosius’ luck. Just when he thought he was 0-2 against Rowan County, somebody had to remind him he’s really 0-3. What will Brosius say in 20 years when asked about visiting Rowan County? “I hate it!” Brosius laughed. “Just kidding.” • Contact Ronnie Gallagher at 704-797-4287 or

Check off another goal for Mustangs BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

He only mentioned three goals for this team. “We want to be the best in The East Rowan notebook ... the county. We want to be Put another check mark the best in the conference. beside one of Brian HighWe want to win the state tower’s goals. championship.” He has made it to the The Mustangs have one state championship series. goal left. “Every time we open a • season at East Rowan, we’re LET’S NOT PLAY TWO: Highgoing to set goals,” the Mus- tower is not a big fan of doutang baseball coach said. bleheaders. That’s why he In 2008, there were seven was a bit skeptical when the goals on the board. state had all three games of “We accomplished six of the Western Final at one site. them,” Hightower said. “We “The state was hoping didn’t win the state champiyou’d play a doubleheader onship.” for people who had to travel,” he said. Hightower didn’t want to play a 4:30-7 p.m. doubleheader on Friday and told athletics director Chad Mitchell just that. Hightower wanted three nights of baseball. “A doubleheader doesn’t help us,” Hightower said. “We want to play here at 7 at night where everybody can get here. We want that atmosphere because it’s an advantage for us.” • FAN-TASTIC: And the fans always show at Staton Field. JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST East sold 700 tickets for the East’s Brian Hightower is in his Northwest Cabarrus game second state title series. that decided who would


Will Sapp leaps against the center-field wall to rob Tuscola’s Walton Shepherd of a potential home run. resent the West. “People showed up at 3:30 to put their chairs out,” Hightower said. The turnout wasn’t quite as large for Thursday’s Game 1. Friday’s game was rained out, but a Saturday doubleheader was avoided with an 8-5 East win in Game 2. The crowd for Saturday’s 2 p.m. game was larger. It didn’t surprise Hightower. He said when it comes to baseball, this is a family thing. “It starts with Little League,” he said, “and people showing up for the East

Rowan camp at 6-7 years old. People grow up here and stay here. Their kids live here. There’s a lot of family in Rowan County, especially on this side.” • NO BIG DEAL: East was set to play a lot of baseball this past week. The West series was going to start the day after East beat Northwest Cabarrus 2-1. Doesn’t faze the Mustangs. Saturday’s clinching West Final win was their 31st game of the season. “It doesn’t bother our guys because they’re so used to Legion ball,” Hightower


Happy East Rowan Mustangs walk through the line and greet Tuscola players after the game.

said, pointing out that the Legion may play 28 games in 32 days. “People who don’t understand Rowan County baseball think, ‘Man, that’s a lot of games,’ but it’s normal for us. “Like (in Game 1), we didn’t come out hyped and pumped up. They know how to play game after game.” • BACK AND FORTH: Tuscola (22-5) had to travel three hours from their beautiful mountain town for Game 1. And then travel back the same night. “The principal said they

could stay (overnight) and the AD said no, that’s the story I got,” Hightower said. Mountaineer star Tyler Brosius said he got home at 1 a.m., went to bed at 1:30, and had to be at school by 9. The bus left for Staton Field on Friday at 11 a.m. Tuscola did stay overnight on Friday. • STATS: This is Hightower’s second trip to the state title in three years. He has made the Western Final twice and was ousted last year in a tense one-run loss on the last pitch to Lake Norman in the fourth round.


Justin Morris, left, and Jamey Blalock celebrate after Blalock caught the last out.



May 30, 2010


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287


Danica Mania is back Associated Press


Kyle Busch, right, and Denny Hamlin talk after their qualifying runs for today’s Coca-Cola 600.

JGR drivers on hot streak Associated Press

CONCORD — Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, winners of five of the last seven Sprint Cup Series points races, believe they can continue Joe Gibbs Racing’s recent dominance and win the Coca-Cola 600. Doing so is going to require beating four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson, who is pretty darn good at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson has long considered this suburban Charlotte track, located just minutes away from Hendrick Motorsports’ home base, his own personal playground. He’s got six career victories here, four of them in NASCAR’s longest race of the season. And based on how he ran in last week’s All-Star race, the entire field should be frightened by the No. 48. Johnson easily led 56 of the 100 laps and probably would have won if not for a quirky format that required a four-tire pit stop before the final sprint to the finish.

Lucky for everyone, Johnson didn’t bring that same Chevrolet back for Sunday. “It’s a different car so we’re sitting here thinking we wish we had the other car,” Johnson said after Saturday’s two practice sessions. “The other car seemed to respond a little better to changes, while this one seems a little numb to change right now. “We’ll see. It’s OK. I don’t know, it’s decent. I think we need to be a little better.” That’s enough to give a glimmer of hope to everybody else, particularly Hamlin and Busch, who have hit a stride since NASCAR in March ditched the despised rear wing to return to the more traditional spoiler. Johnson won the final race with the wing, and no Hendrick Motorsports driver has been to Victory Lane since. Hamlin has three wins since the switch, and Busch has two. Both were in contention to win last weekend’s AllStar race until aggressive driving between the pair led to a wrecked car

for Busch, while Hamlin faded to fourth. “I think we have a great shot at being able to run competitively this week and try to win here at the Coca-Cola 600, a race that is on my list of races to win,” Busch said. “I feel like we had a fast car last weekend, which will translate into this weekend. I feel like we can really capitalize on our season and try to keep strong momentum going.” He got a good boost Saturday with a win in the Nationwide Series race, but that likely won’t translate in the 600, a race that begins in the day and ends under the lights and often turns into an event of attrition. The stark reality of the race’s difficulty made for a busy day in the garage Saturday, as teams tried a variety of different adjustments to prepare for Sunday. Hamlin declared his car “unbelievable” after just a few laps, then spent much of the day on top of his team hauler watching practice. His final run of the day wasn’t as good as he hoped,

but his No. 11 crew didn’t want too much track time. “We didn’t run much practice just to try to save as many laps on our engine as possible,” Hamlin said. “Right now, we’re pretty confident that what we have right there should be good at least until halfway. Then we’ll just fine-tune it from there.” Flying under the radar are Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr., the top three qualifiers for Sunday. Kurt Busch is coming off his $1 million win in last weekend’s All-Star race, while Truex, winner of the Sprint Showdown, led Saturday’s final practice session. “The interesting thing about Charlotte is that it’s always been a difficult track for me. I’ve never really had a car that’s been very good here,” Truex said after Saturday’s practice session. “Today, our car has been really, really good. It’s got great speed in it and its pretty good on the long runs.”

The Indy 500 notebook ... INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Mania has returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A week after fans booed the popular driver, track security had to turn folks away from a Danica Patrick autograph session at the track Saturday. Fans turned on Patrick after she blamed a poor qualifying run on her crew and the car’s setup during an interview that was broadcast over the track’s public address system. On Saturday, however, there were plenty of fans who wanted a chance to meet her. She had one of the longest lines, rivaled only by defending Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves. In fact, lines for the two most popular drivers were so long that security cut them off well before the autograph session’s 9 a.m. start time. And when Patrick was introduced during the drivers’ meeting, the cheers for her were among the loudest. • THREE WIDE: Brian Barnhart wants today’s Indy 500 to live up to its name — “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The IndyCar Series president of competition and racing operations wants the drivers in 11 rows of three during the three laps preceding the start of Sunday’s race. “I want to return to the spectacle and beauty of the field of 33 preparing for the greatest race in the world,” he said, to loud cheers, during the drivers’ meeting. “I want to see 11 rows of three for three laps, not single file for 21⁄2 laps.” Barnhart said each row should remain 100 feet apart until the green flag. He reminded the drivers of the purpose for the three laps. “Remember, they’re called parade laps, and parade laps are to thank the fans,” he said. “The fans will be waving to you. Wave back.”

Busch hopes to help Penske to Sunday double Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he’s never had a winThe NASCAR notebook ... ning car in a points race. CONCORD — Thanks to a That could change with later starting time at IndiKurt Busch starting second anapolis, it’s not possible for today after winning last a driver to race in both the weekend’s All-Star race at Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 the track. on the same day anymore. “It’s funny how many Yet car owner Roger wins he has on Memorial Penske is poised to finally Day weekend up in Indy verpull off his own IndyCarsus what he doesn’t have NASCAR double. down here in Charlotte,” With defending champion Busch said. “Hopefully, it Helio Castroneves on the comes this weekend. It pole and his drivers in three would be pretty special for of the top four starting us to do that.” spots, Penske is the favorite • to win an unprecedented SIGNED HARVICK: For the 16th Indy 500 title. first time in more than a Penske’s stunning success year, Sprint Cup points at Indy is contrasted with his leader Kevin Harvick is en0-for-forever drought at tering a race weekend withAssociated Press


Even when he fell two laps down Saturday, he stayed calm and told his crew they could do something they’ve never done before. “Let’s do it,” Busch said. Then he did. Busch battled back for his fifth win of the season, holding off Keselowski and others in three late restarts that included a green-white-checkered finish. Keselowski was second, followed by

out questions about his future. Harvick last weekend agreed on a multiyear extension with Richard Childress Racing to stay in the No. 29 Chevrolet, a car he’s driven since 2001. “Now we can just concentrate on doing the things we need to do on our race cars,” Harvick said. “We can really put all that behind us and really concentrate on being in contention and hopefully racing for a championship.” • X GAMES RACER: Brian Deegan is confident he’ll make the transition from the X Games to NASCAR, and vows to bring his young fans with him.

Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick. “It was all about the restart and he just beat us,” said Keselowski, who was hoping to get team owner Roger Penske’s big weekend off to a strong start. Busch went a lap down after an unscheduled pit stop early and dropped another lap when he got penalized for speeding on pit road. Showing plenty of poise, Busch got back on the lead lap, moved to the front with a speedy pit stop late and then held on over the final 64 laps.

Deegan, a freestyle motocross star who has won 10 X Games medals, announced on Saturday he’s signed with NTS Motorsports and intends to move up the ranks of stock car racing. Deegan will make his debut driving super late model cars at his home track in Irwindale, Calif., on June 19. He hopes to get into the NASCAR Truck Series next year and eventually end up in a Sprint Cup car. • LUG NUTS: There were 11 Sprint Cup regulars entered in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. Since 1973, only four drivers have swept both races at Charlotte, with Mark Martin last doing it in

The pit stop was so fast that it vaulted Busch from fourth to first. “That was a pivotal stop there,” Busch said. It was so quick that crew chief Jason Ratcliff wasn’t even sure crew members got enough gas into the car to make it the rest of the way. “I think Jason and Kyle create things to make it more interesting,” said team president J.D. Gibbs. Ratcliff called for Busch to stay on the track when others pitted with about 15 laps to go. But none of those cars had anything for the leader. Keselowski also stayed out and

1995. “It takes a lot of luck,” longtime NASCAR crewman Raymond Fox III said, “and I don’t think you can have that much luck in one weekend. ... Car owner Chip Ganassi’s busy weekend running cars at Indianapolis and Charlotte continues Monday when Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas seek a record fourth straight win in the Rolex Sports Car Series at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. ... Jeff Gordon’s former crew chief Ray Evernham and Rick Hendrick have teamed up again. Evernham’s wife, Erin Crocker Evernham, was to drive a sprint car sponsored by one of Hendrick’s auto dealerships in Saturday

had one last chance on the final restart, but Busch held him off thanks to some blocking help from teammate Logano. “Not enough again,” Logano said. “I wish we could have turned it up just a little bit and would have at least something for him. Just not fast enough. We had a third-place car and we finished third. We can’t be disappointed about it, but I just really want to win. We’ve come close over and over. I just want to win one of these things.” Keselowski remained the series points leader and might be able to



night’s race at the dirt track next to Charlotte Motor Speedway.

pull away as Busch steps away. “I’m really going to miss him,” Keselowski said. “We bring out the best and worse in each other.” Busch called walking away a “bummer,” but said it was something he needed to do to avoid the strain that would come with trying to drive both series at different tracks over the next month. “I would love to race them all,” he said. “But we’ve got bigger and better things on Sundays. We’re going after that championship over there. We’ve got a good start to the season. We just need to finish it off.”


Paris Goodnight, Business Page Editor, 704-797-4255


May 30, 2010


Health care reform, insurance focus for June 17 workshop



Lindsey Mullins enjoys a sandwich and homemade chips at Palms Cafe’s outside dining area.

Palms Cafe dishes include local, organic fare — but don’t skip the coffee or crepes BY SHELLEY SMITH


here in Salisbury can you check your e-mail while having coffee, a homemade crepe and tiramisu gelato? Look for the palm trees on East Innes Street, and you’ve found your paradise — Palms Cafe. Palms Cafe, at 1609 E. Innes St., is a trendy oasis offering breakfast all day, homemade soups, and serves up huge salads, sandwiches and daily specials. The restaurant is in the same spot where local favorite Pockets used to be, and the building has been renovated inside and out. Exposed brick walls, earthy decor and LCD televisions surround diners, and there is also a private dining room that seats 20, with its own television for company presentations or just for fun. Outside seating offers room for about 16 people, and the Georgiou family hopes to expand that soon. Bill Georgiou said one of his biggest accomplishments with the remodeling was the fact that he was able to recycle a lot of the building. “We recycled the architecture,” he said. The family revamped the brick walls and took down the tiled ceiling,

The Rowan County Human Resources Association will sponsor a workshop on June 17 called “Taking a Strategic Approach to Health Insurance Plans in Light of Health Care Reform.” The workshop at the Wrenn House, 115 S. Jackson St., will be from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Patty Caudle from the Benefit Planning Group, and Leslie Eagle, human resources director of S&D Coffee, will be presenters. Health care reform passed by Congress earlier this year will have a significant impact on corporate group benefit plans over the coming years. This is an opportunity for human resources professionals to gain knowledge about the complexities of the law and what their companies can do strategically to lessen the impact of the law to those plans and, in turn to the employees covered by the plans. The workshop is $35 for non-RCHRA members and includes a buffet breakfast. The workshop has been approved for 3.0 Strategic Business HRCI recertification credit hours. Registration can be made by contacting Susan Geissler at F&M Bank in Salisbury.

Patterson Farm’s summer program

Nick, Margaret and Bill Georgiou own and operate Palms Cafe. revealing the exposed beams and opening up the space. “We originally set out to create something that Salisbury lacks,” Georgiou said. When you enter the restaurant, you try to absorb the large menu written on chalkboards before ordering and paying at the counter. Then you take a number, get a drink and


have a seat. Your food is brought to the table. Seating includes table and chair dining, booths, or high bar tables. Couches are also available for prime relaxation. The menu, Georgiou says, is


Learn & Grow Discovery Farm, a self-guided tour geared to education of farm life and work, will open Monday, June 14, at Patterson Farm Market & Tours, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla. “Children will learn where their food comes from as they ‘work’ the farm with 13 interactive learning stations,” said Michelle Patterson of Patterson Farm Market & Tours. Visitors will tour the farmers market, apple orchard, dairy barn, bee barn, chicken coop, grain bin, composting area, tomato patch, berry patch, potato patch and pumpkin patch. Through fun simulations and guided by “Flicker,” a firefly character associated with Discovery Farm, children will learn to “milk” a cow, “harvest” honey and produce, gather “eggs” from

Business Roundup the chicken coop and feed the animals. They’ll return their “produce” to bins at the market and earn “Patterson Farm bucks” to spend on fruit, ice cream or a toy. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed July 4 and Labor Day). Groups of 10 or more require a reservation by calling 704-636-4005 or registering at Cost is $8 with children under 2 admitted free. Patterson Farm Market & Tours offers spring group tours associated with crops, such as the Strawberry Tour, Dirt on Dirt Tour and Spring Pizza Tour about food needed to create a pizza, and the Pumpkin Tour in the fall. A Geocaching Tour is offered from spring through fall. Weekend festivals associated with crops are also featured. Visit to learn more about tours and festivals. Some 25,000 people, many of them students, participate in the farm tours each year.

Free doughnut Friday at Krispy Kreme The Salisbury Krispy Kreme is taking part in the celebration of National Doughnut Day on Friday, and customers can enjoy one free doughnut of any variety. No purchase is necessary. National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need. “On National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is encouraging everyone to stop by for a free doughnut,” says Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme.

Retallick attends tax courses in Charlotte William F. Retallick recently returned from attend-


N.C. ranks 37th: Test shows drivers’ knowledge below average WINSTON-SALEM — Results from the 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test rank North Carolina drivers 37th in the nation for their driving knowledge. North Carolina drivers had an average score of 75.9 percent (70 percent or higher is a passing score); 24.1 percent of North Carolina respondents failed the test. In 2009, the state ranked 20th. The sixth annual survey polled 5,202 licensed Ameri-


cans from 50 states and the District of Columbia, gauging driver knowledge by administering 20 questions taken from state Department of Motor Vehicles exams. Kansas drivers ranked first in the nation (82.3 percent average score); New York drivers ranked last (70 percent average score). Full results can be found at Overall, findings indicate


2 — Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rowan steering committee, Chamber, 7:30 a.m. 3 — Chamber’s executive committee, Chamber, 8 a.m. 3 — Chamber board nominating committee, Chamber, 10:30 a.m. 3 — Chamber Women-in-Business mixer, Chamber, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 704-633-4221 or e-mail to RSVP 8 — Chamber Small Business Counseling – Chamber – 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Call 704-633-4221 for appointment 10 — Chamber Industrial Association lunch and plant tour, Boral Bricks, 700 N. Long St., East Spencer, noon 14 — Chamber Business After Hours Membership Mixer – Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, 728 Klumac Road, 5-7 p.m. Call 704-633-4221 for reservations

a number of licensed Americans continue to lack knowledge of basic rules of the road; the national average score decreased to 76.2 percent from 76.6 percent in 2009. Eighty-five percent could not identify the correct action to take when approaching a steady yellow traffic light, and many remained confused by safe following distances. “It’s discouraging to see that overall average test

scores are lower than last year,” said Wade Bontrager, senior vice president, GMAC Insurance. “American drivers need to make safety a top priority and be aware of the rules of the road at all times. The National Drivers Test allows everyone to brush up on their driving knowledge with a brief refresher course." Additional questions on the survey explored distracting habits such as texting while driving. The findings

reveal drivers conduct a variety of distracting behaviors behind the wheel; approximately 1 in 4 participants admitted to driving while talking on a cell phone, eating and adjusting the radio or selecting songs on an iPod. However, only five percent reported they text while driving. You can test your own driving smarts at www., where you can take the survey, play a quirky driving game and

challenge friends to top your score. Facebook users can take the quiz and challenge their friends, and Twitter users can follow the page for updates on state rankings and tidbits related to safe driving habits. For more information about GMAC Insurance or to find a local independent agent, call 877-468-3466 or visit the website.

Frowning on a type of ‘free’ retirement plan BY BRUCE WILLIAMS

United Features Syndicate

DEAR BRUCE: I thought I heard you once say that if a parent goes into a retirement home, they can gift some of their money to a child so they won’t have to use it all for their care? Where can I find out some information on this subject? We don’t have a lot of money, so it is important to us. — S.T., via e-mail

DEAR S.T.: You asked a

Smart money question that comes up constantly, but apparently again requires an explanation. You are not allowed to impoverish yourself when the need for some type of nursing or assisted care becomes necessary. Having Medicaid pay the expenses, which is charity on your behalf, so you can give money to your kids just does not work that way. What you can do, if you are com-

fortable with this both morally and financially, is gift any or all of your assets to one or more of your children. However, you must do this satisfying what is called a look-back period. If you do it in less time than assumed, it would appear that you are doing this to avoid your obligation of using your assets to take care of you — which you very well may be. Of course another problem, which has to be considered, if you gift your assets to your children they

have every right to go out and spend them in anyway they wish, and you have no recourse. If those children get themselves into some financial difficulty your money is part of their assets. If a judgment is obtained against them or if they just run up a bunch of bills, your dough can be used to satisfy those obligations. DEAR BRUCE: I work for a




ing the 2010 Summer Series Course conducted by the North Carolina Society of Tax Professionals in Charlotte. The 12-hour course included the subject matter of numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code and other current tax topics that affect many taxpayers for 2010 and future years. Retallick is a tax professional with an office in Granite Quarry. He holds memberships in the N.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants, the N. C. Society of Tax Professionals and an associate membership in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

Chamber’s ‘Women in Business Mixer’ is Thursday The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Women in Business Mixer” Thursday, when women will learn self-defense techniques from the Salisbury Police Department. The event will be in the Gateway Building at 204 E. Innes St., from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

To attend, RSVP by June 1 to the must have been free of fatal accidents at Rowan County Chamber, 704-633-4221, the site for which the award is given to or, be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a rate that is at least 50 percent First Bancorp’s cash dividend below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away for quarter is 8 cents from work, restricted activity or job TROY — First Bancorp, parent com- transfer. pany of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend of 8 cents per share payable Gold Awards Second Consecutive Year: Concrete July 23 to shareholders of record as of June 30. That’s the same rate declared Supply Co., Mocksville. Eighth Consecutive Year: Employment in the comparable period of 2009. First Bancorp has total assets of ap- Security Commission offices in Lexingproximately $3.4 billion and 92 branch- ton, Mocksville and Salisbury. 12th Consecutive Year: Diversified es. Graphics Inc. 51st Consecutive Year: Thomasville Labor Department honors Furniture Industries, central office.

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The N.C. Department of Labor honored several area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet held in Thomasville this past week. “These employers are helping to make North Carolina workplaces some of the safest in the country,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. The awards honor outstanding on-thejob safety achievements of each company during 2009. Recipients included businesses from Lexington, Linwood, Mocksville and Salisbury. Under program rules, companies

Snipper’s Hair Salon moves to new Faith Road location Snipper’s Hair Salon has moved to a new location at 830 Faith Road, the corner of Faith Road and Jake Alexander Boulevard. Cindi R. Stevens is the owner and stylist with more than 30 years experience. For more information or for appointments, call Snipper’s at 704-431-4226. Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to Include a daytime phone number.

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uates, this workshop covers critical work search issues, such as resumé-writing, interviewing and standing out from the masses. The R3 Center also will offer multiple resumé clinics to help job searchers improve their current resumé or create a new one. They are: • 10 a.m. on June 1, 16 and 29; • 9 a.m. on June 12; and • 2 p.m. on June 24. The R3 Center helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center’s normal office hours are: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Employment Security Commission and other area community colleges. For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201, or visit the center’s website at www.rowancabarrus. edu/r3center/.

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KANNAPOLIS — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resumé clinics in June for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. All of the programs are provided for free. Now located at 200 West Ave., the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed. The center’s mission is built on three Rs – a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment. Due to the popularity of the free sessions, the R3 Center encourages clients to call in advance at 704-216-7201, and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations. • New Client Launch – 5:30 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21 and 28; and 9 a.m. on June 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. New Client Launch is an orientation program for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services. • Health care Career Pathways – 2

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Fantasy’s island: Cruise liner heads to sea from Charleston port CHARLESTON CALLS: As many as 70 per year ECONOMIC IMPACT: Estimated at $2.5 million for originating cruises (based on a 2004 city task force finding) FIRST CRUISE: 1990 BUILT: Helsinki, Finland COST: $225 million LENGTH: 855 feet PASSENGER DECKS: 10 NORMAL PASSENGER CAPACITY: 2,056 (child passengers can add to that total) CREW SIZE: 920 of dollars in direct local economic impact with each visit. A city-organized task force in 2004 found that a ship stopping in Charleston spends $1.7 million on supplies from local vendors and State Ports Authority fees, while a ship originating in Charleston spends $2.5 million. The Fantasy welcomed aboard local travel leaders to

Judge orders Toyota to hand over internal documents SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The judge presiding over hundreds of federal lawsuits against Toyota has ordered the automaker to give internal documents to lawyers suing the company over sudden acceleration problems. U.S. District Judge James Selna on Friday said Toyota Motor Corp. has one month to provide the documents that it previously gave to congressional investigators. Toyota objected, but Selna said the documents are necessary. About 230 federal lawsuits have been filed against the automaker since several recalls were announced.

mark the occasion with mimosas and Bloody Marys inside the Universal Lounge. Against a black curtain with starry pinpricks of light shining through and Las Vegasstyle pink neon accents throughout the room, senior cruise director John Heald told the crowd that he had arrived in Charleston after a stop in New York. “It’s nice to be hugged and said ‘hello’ to,” he said.

A jazz band matched his playful tone, and church steeples from Charleston's skyline showed through the porthole windows as Heald called a procession of speakers up to the stage. Berra, before his water slide stunt, spoke to the combination of fun and value that vacationers seek today. “The opportunity to spend some quality time in this historic and remarkable city and then hop on board the Fantasy certainly meets those objectives,” he said. His racing opponent, Newsome, said a home-port designation brings with it a certain relationship between a

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Nurses set June 10 as strike date MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of nurses in Minnesota and California on Friday announced plans to walk off the job for a single day next month if they don’t reach contract agreements with hospitals. The nurses — 12,000 in the Minneapolis area and nearly 13,000 at hospitals across California — both set June 10 as a strike date. The walkout stands to be


based on what his diet consists of, which includes anything organically grown. “We buy local produce as much as possible, and our goal is to eventually do all salads organic, and go organic all together,” he said. “Everything is fresh and made from scratch. “If we buy local, local farmers are going to say we purchased their stuff. It gets people thinking more of what goes into their body. So far, the customers have been very satisfied.” But, Georgiou said, he doesn’t want to be known only for being health conscious. “If anything, I want to be known for coffee and crepes,” he said. The crepes are served all day, and choices range from a “Savory Crepe” of bacon or vegetables, to a “Sweet Crepe,” such as the banana and Nutella one. The sweet crepes are filled with Bavarian cream or Nutella and topped with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or bananas. The vegetable crepe is filled with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tomatoes and Thousand Island dressing. It is served with homemade chips, french fries, a cup of soup or fresh apple. If you’re not into crepes, try a homemade waffle, French toast or an organic egg plate. The salads on the menu could feed at least two people and are packed with goodies. The Palms Cobb Salad comes with grilled chicken, mixed field greens, tomatoes, red onions, sweet corn, sliced eggs, bacon, mozzarella cheese and croutons. All dressings are also homemade. Some sandwiches are served hot, and some served cold. The Palms Salisbury Club comes with smoked turkey, ham, homemade guacamole, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, bacon, Swiss cheese and mayonnaise on Wheat Harvest bread from Nova’s Bakery

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in Charlotte, an organic European bakery. All bread used in the restaurant comes from Nova’s. A hot sandwich, the Cafe Favorite, is stacked roast beef, corn beef, pastrami and turkey, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and is served on grilled rye bread. All meats are Boar’s Head, and have no MSG. Lunch specials include daily hot soups, and cold soups in the summer months. Plate specials vary, but when offered, chicken tips with rice and mixed vegetables is $5.99. Palms Cafe also offers a daily breakfast special until 10:30 a.m. of two eggs, two slices of bacon, grits or homefries and a biscuit, for $2.89. The gelato is made in the restaurant by hand, and new flavors are created every three days. Georgiou and others took courses at Pregel America in Concord for gelato, and Georgiou’s mother, Margaret, took classes on pastries and cakes. Georgiou’s father, Nick, offers something special for senior citizens, or the “young forever” crowd, Nick said. “They can come in here and have a cup of coffee, on me, free of charge, until 9:30 a.m.,” he said. “They don’t even have to buy anything. I’ll give them a smile and I’ll be happy.” Bill Georgiou hopes to use the restaurant to give back to the community in many ways. In April, Palms Cafe raised money for the cystic fibrosis “Saving Grace” team, and the restaurant owners want to partner with a domestic abuse awareness

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Davidson County Community College courses address sustainable practices in construction Energy efficiency and other sustainable practices related to building construction will be topics for courses to be offered at Davidson County Community College beginning in June and continuing through November. The “Sustainable Tuesdays” courses are sponsored by the College’s Small Business Center. A series of six, eight-hour courses will be offered one Tuesday each month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Davidson Campus. There is no charge for the courses. “These courses should interest contractors and all people in the construction trade industries,” said


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Laborers for concrete curb & gutter crew. $8.50/hr. Job located in China Grove. Contact Marvin Johnson at 704-579-7002



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Solos & Team Drivers Huntersville, NC Earn up to $1,000 per week or more with excellent benefits and weekly home time. 6 months exp. required.



EDUCATION/ TRAINING Tumbling Coach, PT must have Level 4 or above experience. Cheerleading skills a plus. references required. Apply and/or inquire-Stars Cheerleading 336-247-1768, 625 Corporate Circle

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CNA's NEEDED Primary Health Concepts, Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-637-9461

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Employment Drivers

Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160

NURSES Weekends, treatment, RN. Apply in person, 610 W. Fisher,

Cook, part-time. Experience preferred. Apply in person at the NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Building 10, Salisbury.

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Davie-Clemmons Yard Sales 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 Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill 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.

Computer desk. Really nice. $150 obo. Please call 704-857-2253 or 704-746-6490


Like New Stand for Flat Screen TV. Holds up to 56" TV. Asking $60.00 704-245-8032

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

Mahogany Breakfront (Secretary/China Cabinet combo). $500 Good Condition 704-202-5022

Farm Equipment & Supplies

Mattress Overstock: Sets start at T-$119, F-$149, Q-$159, K-$239. Warranties, delivery option. 704-677-6643

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

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Antique Chest of Drawers w/closet, very nice white Only $150. Set of Table Lamps. $15. 704-245-8843


Material, 15 Boxes of different types, colors, sizes, textures, uses $10 per box OBO. Call Annie @ 704-223-4822 between 9am & 9pm

Baby Items Girls pack n play, stroller, car seat set plus bouncer and diaper bag. All for $200 obo. 704-209-1265.

Mahogany/Cherry coffee table. $60. Good Condition. 704-202-5022 Armoire. Very Nice TV Armoire for sale. $350. Salisbury area. Please call 704-636-3706 Built-in Dishwasher$175 OBO; Sliding Glass Doors for Tub/Shower$150 OBO; Chest of Drawers-$40 OBO; 2 Black Bar Stools w/upholstered seats-$45 OBO; Black Chair with upholstered seat-$10 OBO; Call Annie @ 704223-4822 between 9am & 9pm

Need to Sell!

Recliner, brown & green tweed. Just 3 months old. Asking $350. (Paid $650.) In great shape. 270-8162499 or 704-699-8445


Chester Drawers, real cherry wood. Good condition $100. 704-2798572 OAK DINING ROOM TABLE Oak formal dining room table and chair for 8. $600, obo 704-232-1105

QUEEN SOFA BED Good condition. $200 or best offer. Call 704 5600221 Refrigerator, Frigidaire with ice maker. Excellent condition. $150. Call 704857-0093 Refrigerator, white with icemaker. Excellent condition. $300. Please call 704-458-1882

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Display Case. five foot long enclosed glass display case ideal for trophies, souvenirs, jewelry, etc. $100 obo 704-633-2349.

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Clerical Administrative

Most jobs req: HSD/GED No felony/misd conv in last 7 yrs Drug Test

or applications accepted in Lexington office Mon-Thurs 8:30-11am or 2-4pm

Debt Recovery Specialist needed, experience preferred. Salary + commission. Fax resume to 704-8576700 or e-mail:


Seasonal Employment

APPLY IN PERSON To Schedule An Appointment. See Bruce Earnhardt at the Ford Building EOE EOE

P/T help needed with delivery & set up of inflatable bounce houses. Must be avail on Sats & handle heavy objects. Vehicle provided. Must be licensed driver & able to drive manual shift. 704-202-5610 Avon Representatives $10 to start. Earn extra income. 704-232-9800 or 704-278-2399

Information Technology

Level II Network Technician Visit Clerical/Administrative

Professional medical billing and coding expert. Must know all aspects of the business. Please send resume to: or fax to 704-857-6700 Customer Service



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Earn the extra cash you need in just 2-3 hours per day as a motor route carrier for The Salisbury Post. You’ll discover the satisfaction of running your own business - without sacrificing your time to the demands of a full-time job. Interested persons must meet the following criteria:

• Available 7 days per week • Delivery hours are Mon.-Fri. 3:30 am to 6:30 am, Sat. & Sun. 1:30 am to 7:00 am • Dependable • Dependable transportation • Have a desire to own their own business • Drivers license required • Good driving record • Have a home phone number

If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm *Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount

Furniture & Appliances

Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

Huge Blowout! Steel Arch Buildings selling for balance owed. Only a few left, 16x24x11, 20x26x12, 30x60x14. Take advantage of incredible savings! Call today 1-866-352-0469

Antique China Cabinet, Exc. Condition 36" wide, 16" deep, 61" tall $495, Dark Oak, 704-202-5022

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Furniture & Appliances

looking for person to work M-F (no wk ends req'd) w/approx. 30 hr wk. Criminal bk grd ck a must! Mature, dependable & clean in appearance! Only those not afraid of hard work need apply. Send resume to: Box 378 c/o Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Office & Clerical

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Lutheran Church in Statesville seeking Organist. Must work with pastor in ELCA liturgy. Send resumes to Music/Worship Committee in c/o 913 Grove Street, China Grove, NC 28023

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Wingback Chairs, Chippendale style, 8-way hand-tied springs, burgundy/teal flame-stitch fabric. Includes stretchto-fit taupe ultrasuede cover for ea. chair. Originally $400, sacrifice sale $250 for both! Call 704633-0060 after 6 pm.

Games and Toys Let's play!

6ft Pool table, XBox 360 Rock Band, lot of 5 PS2 games, and box of Beanie Babies ($50.00 each). 704-642-7155

Lawn and Garden

Good fun!

Go cart, 2 seater, fresh tune up, 6HP motor, runs good, good condition, 2 helmets included. Price reduced to $400.00 OBO. Must sell! Call Marty 704245-9229 and make me an offer. No room for it! Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Medical Equipment Little Rascal motorized scooter, new cost $4,700, will take $750. Needs battery. 704-640-1626

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Misc For Sale

Wheelchair, 18" black folding frame, Everest & Jennings Metro. $100.00 704-637-9440.

Aerator. Drum yard aerator, 2” spikes. $125. Please call 704-857-0093 for more information.

Misc. Equipment & Supplies

Airbrushed car hood (decor only) $100.00 Please call 704-8572945, China Grove.

36" diameter auger bit for skid steer, tractor, etc. Great condition. $425.00 704-433-7949

Misc For Sale 2 seater Murray Go Cart , fresh tune up, good cond., 6.0 horse $475.00 OBO. Please call Marty 704-245-9229, must sell. 4X8' all aluminum flood tray for greenhouse. good condition. $125 firm. 704-433-7949


Carpet, 12x18. Like new. $85. Small bathroom sink. Complete in cabinet. $40. 704-213-6201

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Wine glasses, $1 each. Billiard Set, $15. Call 704-640-4373 after 5pm.



Channel master antenna. $10. You must take down. Call 704-213-6201



Clothing, women's (1x2x) $1 each. Kid's board games, $2 each. Call 704-640-4373 after 5pm

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Dishwasher, Kenmore, white front. $75. CB radio with antenna. $55. Call 704-213-6201


ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Birdcage. 6ft. tall medal macaw birdcage. $175 obo. Please call 704-637-9094 Books. True Crime book collection ~ Ann Rule & more. $60 for all. Please call 704-431-3145

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Building, 12'x16 w/vinyl siding, shingled roof, double doors & 2 windows. $2,000. 704-636-5271 Bundy B-flat Clarinet. Good cond / stud instru. $175 Call 704-239-4894 Campground membership at Western Horizon at Bass Lake in Salisbury. $1,799. 704-938-9578 Case riding mower, 40 in. cut new 12 hp b&s engine, $450.00, 704209-1265. Char-broil 5 burner commercial stain. steel gas grill, works fine, needs 3 burners replaced. $50.00 704-279-8572 Chipper/shredder MTB Yard Machine. $300. Please call 336-736-4224 for more information. Grills. Brinkman gas grill. Medium size, stainless steel w/2 side trays. Aussie charcoal grill. Extra heavy duty w/2 side trays. Both used very little. $80 each. 336-2844050 or 336-909-2411

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Benches, wood. Sturdy. 2 – 6 ft. long, $14 each. 4 - 3 ft. long. $9 each. Call 704-431-4550


Hay. Round rolls, 4x5. Each weighs 550-600 lbs. $25/roll. 18 available. Call 704-278-2001

Handbags, sets and singles. $1-$3 each. Please call 704-640-4373 after 5pm.

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Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

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Overhead projector, $50. Silver chest, $50. Dresser, $25. Interior doors, $50. 704-213-9191

Igloo style dog house for large breed dog $25.00. 704-279-8572 Kenmore Range, selfcleaning, coil burners with timer. 36" T, 30" W and 27" D. $50 located in Woodleaf, 704-278-1981 Kohl's brand new Gravity chair Retail $119.00 asking $50.00.704-6427155 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Natural Gas Water Heater, New American ProLine 40 gallon, Good Qlty. Cont. paid $530. Your Price $400.00 704202-5022

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Natural Shredded Mulch - Great for natural areas. Will load with tractor, $3.00 per bucket. 100 scoops left. 704433-7949 Office desk, new. Metal. $75. New dining room table with leaf. $100. Please call 336-655-5034

Riding mower, Rally Plus. 50” 6sp, 20hp. Needs some work. $250. Please call 704-267-7334 Satellite Reciever - $75 OBO; Satellite Dish - $50 OBO; HughesNet Satellite Complete Internet System - $200 OBO; Call Annie @ 704-223-4822 between 9am-9pm

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SALISBURY POST Misc For Sale SHOP LIGHTS, 47in. with bulb and plug-in. $10.00 each. 6 remaining, call 704-8572945 STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $3.85 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $15.50. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stop Smoking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lose Weight with Hypnosis. Only $49.99 It's easy, safe, and it really works ! !!! 704-933-1982

Music Sales & Service Antique Black Milton Upright Piano with stool. Plays beautifully. $500 Call (704) 639-9643.

Sporting Goods


Rods and reels, 8 Spincast. $35 for all. Please call 704-278-9527 for more information.

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AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951. All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Cash for riding mowers, running or not. Salvage farm tractors & equipment. 704-209-1442 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

Free Stuff

""""""""""" Free Hay! You cut and bale. Approximately 8 acres. Call 704-6399256. No calls after 9pm. """"""""""" Black and orange tabbies, calico, and white kittens 6 wks and 7 wks old. FREE to good home. Call 704-2783754 or 980-234-0932 Free Buff Cochin Bantam Roosters, beautiful birds. Call 704-6371839 leave message. No calls after 9:30 pm please. Free kittens; 5 male, 2 female; tuxedo / tabby. Beautiful, playful. Please call Mary 704 278 3653 HOW CUTE!!! 9 FREE kittens, ages 8-10 wks, beaut. colors. All look like females. Weaned, litter box trained. Adorable faces. Cute, Cute, CUTE! 704-279-8834

AVON - Buy or Sell Call Lisa 1-800-258-1815 or Tony 1-877-289-4437

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

Monument & Cemetery Lots

Found puppy; little fawn colored female, puppy, looks to be rat terrior mixfound on Brown Rd, China Grove (S. Rowan area) Call (704)202-5917

Rowan Memorial Park, 2 crypts includes vaults, opening & closing grave & marker. $8,500 current value, will sell for $4,000. 704-213-1992



Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will receive letters of interest for an open-end contract for professional architectural design services to be provided on a routine or as needed basis for miscellaneous projects under $500,000. Annual fees may not exceed $150,000 in total value and no single project shall exceed a $36,000 fee. The contract will remain in effect for one year and may be extended one additional year. For details of submission, please go to

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Homes for Sale

3620 Hwy 152 East, Salisbury. .73 Acre, 2,100 sq feet, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, custom built brick home, oversize garage, hardwood and tile floors throughout living areas, fresh paint, new carpet in master, plenty of storage space. $239,900. Call 704-855-1357 or email:


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Home Builders Spencer C. Lane Construction-Quality Home Builder Custom & Spec Homes 704-633-4005

Homes for Sale

1203 Overhill Rd. in Woodfield (off Old Mocksville Rd.) 3BR, 2BA, sunroom, large living room w/gas log fireplace. Hardwood & tile floors. Recent improvements have made this lovely 1,800+ sq. ft. home better than new! A must see! Near hospitals, Catawba College. $179,500. 704-798-1013

2 homes plus pool house on property. Main house: 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3483 sq ft. Guest house: 1295 sq ft, 3 Br, 1 BA, attached garage. Detached 24x28 garage and 2 other outbuildings. Concrete pool w/waterfall. B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


3 BR. 2 BA. Stack stone fireplace, REAL HARDWOODS, ceramic and carpet, maple cabinets, GRANITE countertops, chair railing galore, split bedrooms for privacy, Enormous back deck, Completion date 07/30/2010 STILL MAY PICK COLORS!! Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Forest Abbey. 3BR, 2½BA with upgrades, formal dining & breakfast. Cul-de-sac lot, basement with storage. Gorgeous! $248,900. (980) 521-7816

Kannapolis 3BR/2BA. Everything fresh. Just recently remodeled. 1.2 acs of land, 1 car garage. Nice neighborhood. Close to the new research facility. $129,000. 704245-2765

HOME FOR SALE WITH HUGE SHOP 129 Chapel Court, Salisbury, two story, 1+ acre w/ wooded lot in back, 1,562 sq. feet, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage plus 32 x 32 detached shop with bonus room, home office, closet built-ins, heated with natural gas, well water, new stainless steel appliances, fireplace, great neighborhood for families on street with cul-de-sac. West Rowan schools. $155,000. Call 704-798-1040

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Gold Hill area. 3BR, 1BA. 1,123 sq. ft. living area. Hardwood floors, partial basement, storage building. Large lot. 2.03 acres. East/Rockwell schools. $85,000. Call Glenn 704279-5674 / 704-267-9439

Lost & Found REWARD Lost dog; Small White Male dog wearing blue collar and Junaluski Clinic dog tag. Last seen in vicinity of 3275 West Innes St on 5/19. Call 704-213-0663 or 703-213-7906.


Lost Dog Schnauzer, silver male, needs medication. Wed., May 19 in Tanglewood Dr., Kannapolis 704-932-7320 or 704-490-5830 Lost, Pit Bull. Male. 10 months. I disappeared from my house in the last two weeks. My family misses me! REWARD offered for my safe return. 704-431-9243

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Lost & Found

Found female Beagle at the "Bullhole" in Coolemee on Sunday. Please call to identify. 704-245-0592

Homes for Sale

Better Than New!

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wood floors, large pantry, open / airy floor plan, screen porch off master BR, deck, convenient location, easy access to interstate, conditioned crawl space. B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

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Found cat, near Corbin Hills, apprx. 3 yr old female cat, fixed, declawed, very loving, shots UTD 704-630-0944

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Abandoned male tabby approximately 6 weeks old. adorable! Free to a good home. Call 704857-3777

Watches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

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Lost dog. Corgi (small brown dog w/real short legs & Collie-like markings w/o tail), Sunday p.m. Injured, needs medical attention. Rowan Mill Rd area. 704-633-3308 REWARD!! LOST 10 Wk Old Blue (Gray & White) Pitt Pull. Very nice. Name is Riddick. Call 704-7010917 or 704-433-6352. Salisbury Area.



Cats !!!!!!!!!!!

Cats and Kittens. Very sweet and tame. Free. Call 704-856-3314 Good homes only.


White 12 week old, male, Alaskan Malamute. Freeonly to good home with lots of love. Very sweet, 1st puppy shots; housebroken. Call 704856-3314

AKC Black Lab Puppies Looking for a good home. DOB: April 9, 2010. Current on shots. $300. Please call 704-239-8023 AKC MINI DACHSHUND Long hair Dapple Maple, 6wks. Male, socialized, beaut coat, 1st shots, wormed. $450. Call 336 413-8788 or 336-4808092.

Found Cat. Brown Long haired, female, Bernhardt Rd., been lost for a while. 336-787-3252 Free cat. I need a lap & lots of attention. I am a 4 year old male yellow tabby. I have my shots & have been neutered. Call 704-267-7334 Free kittens. and 2 females, trained, about old. Very 704-212-2367

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Free kittens. 7 wks old, calico and long haired cat mix. Call for more information 704-857-4524

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Found puppy. Black Labrador between Faith & Rockwell. Call to identify. 704-754-2237

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Lots of Licks & Love

Free Dog. Pit Bull, female, to good home. 5 years old, spayed, current on shots. 704636-8901 Free Dogs. 1 male/1 female dogs. Male needs room to run. The female should be with single owner only. She needs a quiet home. Call 704431-4054 for more info. Free puppies to good home. English Hound dog puppies, 5 weeks old. 704-209-3130

Puppies. Dachshunds, 3 females and 3 males, 8 weeks old, dewormed, parents on site. $250. 980-234-5053

Miniature Schnauzer Puppies. Full-blooded. 6 wks, not registered. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked. Both black & salt 'n' pepper. Parents on site. $275. Non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold. 704-279-8506

CKC Puppies. Chihuahuas, Mini Dachshunds, Poms. 7 wks & up. $200 & $250 cash. 704-633-5344 Found Chihuahua Sunday, May 23, East Innes area. Call to identify. 704-633-4630

NEED HAY? 15 acres fescue in Cleveland needs cut. You take all. Leslie 704-6409411 Puppies. Golden Retrievers, full blooded pups males 7 weeks old Parents on site. $200 704-209-5319

Puppies. Alaskan Malamutes. 2 males, 5 females. Ready for new homes. $250 each. Call David 704-492-7901

Other Pets " " " " " " "

Supplies and Services

Puppy, Boston Terrier, female, 7 wks old, UTD on shots, and has been dewormed, $425. 704209-1260 Puppies free, lab, bulldog mix. 5-weeks old, eating. 4 males, 3 females. Nicely marked. Call 704855-7404 after 12 pm.

Puppies. Shih Tzus, CKC, 8 weeks old, two male and two female, brindle/white, $350 cash! 704-636-8007


JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS! AKC SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES Adorable Blue Eyed Pups. Black & White and Tan & White. Born April 20. Ready June 1. Mom & Dad on site, dewormed & 1st shots, $200 without papers, $300 with papers. Call 704-237-7619.



Puppies. Labrador Retriever. AKC registered, chocolate. Both parents can be seen. Asking $300 negotiable. Call 336-2844050 or 336-909-2411

Puppies. CKC registered Lhasa Apsos, male. Born 3/23/10. Shots & wormed. Price $250. Call 704785-6365 or send email:

New fenced play area for dog boarding. Off the leash fun play time! Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010


Winter Lee Earnhardt, you are a very special granddaughter. Happy birthday and we love you very much. Papaw & Nana Happy 65th birthday Charles E Partee. May God bless you with many more. We lvoe you, Ralph & Agnes Happy birthday to the best Mom, Patti Safrit! I love you so much. Enjoy your beach trip. Thanks for everything! Lyndsay


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8C • SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010 Homes for Sale

Mt. Ulla. 1 mile from Millbridge Elementary. 4BR, 2BA. Doublewide on 1 acre private lot. Approx. 1,640 sq. ft. New carpet. Open floor plan. Very spacious. Kitchen has parquet floors, ceramic sinks in baths & kitchen. Large bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Dish and cable available. Dishwasher, refrigerator & stove. $79,900. 704-857-9495 or 704-223-1136

Homes for Sale $119,792. New 1,500 sq. ft. ranch 3BR, 2BA on 1+ acre lot Call 336-767-9758

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Home Buyer's Credit June 5th & 6th Only Call 336-767-9756

Salisbury E. Area 5BR / 2BA, spacious & charm-ing older home with 2,500 sq.ft. Great neighborhood in rural setting, but close to town, I-85, High Rock Lake & Dan Nicholas Park. Builtin china cabinet, french doors, hardwood/carpet. Large partially fenced yard w/mature shade trees, large deck, carport and storage bldg. 704-6421827 lv msg.

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Open House Sunday, 3pm-5pm $3,000 TOWARDS CLOSING COST Covington Heights. 309 Lochshire Ln. Woodleaf. 3BR, 2BA. 1,254 sq. ft. home built in 2002. New heating & air unit. ½ acre lot w/privacy fence. All appliances included. Wood laminate floors. Contact Michelle at 704-267-5120 or Woodleaf

China Grove. 2785 Hwy 152. 2,100 heated sq. ft. 4BR, 2BA on .72 acres. $219,900. 704-640-5428

3 BR, 1½ BA, 1100 sq. ft., new carpet, 24x36 double garage with attic storage & fan. Large backyard perfect for garden, pool or fun and games! Low taxes! $124,900! Call Cathy Griffin at 704-213-2464. Kannapolis/Rowan County

Drastically Reduced!

Beautifully Remodeled And Newly Landscaped Home!

380 Granny's Pl. 1,700 sq. ft. ranch on 10 acs in quiet community off Needmore Rd. Entire tract fenced w/16' cedar gated driveway. 3BR, 1½BA. Maintenance free floors. 40 year metal roof, vinyl siding, roomy garage w/ automatic door, energy efficient heat pump, central air. Concrete slab. Newly dug well. $175,000 $160,000 but we are open to offers. Motivated seller. 336-998-3510 or 336-407-3510

3BR/1½ BA brick home. Kitchen, D/R, L/R + bonus room. All new stainless steel appliances, new washer & dryer, cement drive, new roof, H/W floors in kitchen, D/R & hall, rest of house has new carpet. $129,900. Owner will pay closing costs. 704-202-2343



Cozy Cape Cod

New Construction *will be similar to photo


Salisbury, New Home 3 BR. 2 BA. REAL HARDWOODS, Gorgeous kitchen, stainless appliances, vaulted ceiling in great room! Pretty front porch, even has a 1 car garage! Pick your own colors. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

The more you tell, the surer you’ll sell.

Cozy Cape Cod, 3BR /

2.5BA, 1400 sq. ft. home located in the quiet, settled neighborhood of Brentwood Acres. Priced to sell. Must see to appreciate. 704-630-0433

China Grove. 335 Wellington Dr. Custom Built. 2,900 heated sq. ft. 4BR, 3 ½ BA on 1 acre lot. $354,900. 704-640-5428

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

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

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mondays. Auction every Saturday at 7pm. 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. Tony McBride Auction Your Full Service Auction Co. One Piece/Entire Estate. 704-791-5625. NCAL 6894

2110 Chantilly Lane, Olde Salisbury. Hurry! Get $8,000 tax credit. Cute 3BR, 2BA. 2-car garage. Very nice area w/ payments as low as $724/mo. Financing Avail. No closing costs! Vickie 704-213-3537

!!!!! Residential & Commercial Free Estimates References available Call Zonia 704-239-2770 C.R. General Cleaning Service. Comm. & residential. Insured, Bonded. Spring Cleaning Specials! 704-433-1858

Do U work 2 hard?

Let me help! I clean houses & I'm good at it. VERY reasonable. 20 yrs. FREE estimates. Make tomorrow better by calling me today! 704-279-8112

The Boat Man Mobile Boat cleaning, hand wash/waxed, mold & mildew removal, upholstery cleaning. 704-5505130 or

Wife For Hire Inc.,

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

Grading & Hauling Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592 Grading, Clearing, Hauling, and Topsoil. Please Call 704-633-1088

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

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

Concrete Work

Child Care and Nursery Schools Experienced Home Child Care 6 wks-11 yrs 6am-6pm Reasonable rates Convenient to I-85 & Salisbury Call Michelle 704-603-7490

Loving childcare center. Openings available 7 days a week 1st and 2nd shifts. Educated, loving staff. DSS vouchers accepted. Ages 6 wks-12 yrs old. Summer Program also. Call 704-637-3000

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

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. H&H Construction. Bath, Kitchen, Decks & Roofs! Interior & Exterior Remodeling & Repairs! 704-633-2219

Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

Professional Services Unlimited Licensed Gen. Contractor #17608. Complete contracting service specializing in foundation & structural floor repairs, basement & crawlspace waterproofing & removal, termite & rot damage, ventilation. 35 yrs exper. Call Duke @ 704-6333584. Visit our website: www.profession-

Heating and Air Conditioning

For All Your Drywall & Painting Needs Residential & Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

to show your stuff!

Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-603-4114/704-431-7225

Headline type

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Eddleman's Landscape Services For all your landscape needs. Free estimates Patios, walkways, fences, retaining walls, plantings, mulch, drainage, lighting NC LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR 1589 704-630-1126 ! 704-267-8694

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

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

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Granite & solid surface for kitchens & baths, cultured marble vanity tops, tubs & enclosures, standard & custom walk-in showers. FREE ESTIMATES!

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951

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

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

Moving and Storage

Reface your existing cabinets and make them look like new at half the cost. We also build custom cabinets – call for more info and free estimate! 30 years experience.

Home Improvement

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

HMC Handyman Services No Job too Large or Small. Please call 704-239-4883

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping Brown's Landscape & Backhoe Bush hogging, tilling for gardens & yards. Free Est. 704-224-6558

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

Classifeds 704-797-4220

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

Guaranteed! !

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

Roofing and Guttering

Septic Tank Service

1 Of A Kind

Affordable Roofing

David Miller Septic Tank Co. Installation/ Repairs “Since 1972” 704-279-4400 or 704-279-3265


Residential & Commercial Plumbing Plumbing Repair Well Repair Reasonable Prices! Call Us For A Free Estimate!

!Quality & Experience 704-640-5154


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Kitchen and Baths

Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 30 YEARS EXP. 704-933-3494

Plumbing Services

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

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AAA Trees R Us

DJ's Service: Mowing & Lawncare plus bushog, mulching, tree removal, grading & hauling. 704857-2568 /or 798-0447

Earl's Lawn Care " Mowing " Seeding " Fertilizing " Aerating " Trimming Bushes " Pressure Washing 704-636-3415 704-640-3842

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542 Outdoors by overcash Mowing, Mulching, Leaf Removal. Free Estimates. 704-630-0120

Pressure Washing

Stoner Painting Contractor

Earl's Lawn Care ~ Pressure washing decks, houses, & driveways. 704636-3415 / 704-640-3842

Roofing and Guttering

! Framing ! Siding ! Storm Repair Local, Licensed & Insured


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

! Roofing & Siding ! Additions & Decks ! Windows & Doors ! In Business 35 Years ! I've Got You Covered

Let's's Free!

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

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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. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded Plummer & Sons Tree Service, free estimates. Reasonable rates, will beat any written estimate 15%. Insured. Call 704-633-7813. TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

• 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • Insured & Bonded 704-239-7553

9:00 AM –note early start time

Real Estate & PERSONAL PROPERTY from the Estate of

Real Estate Auction House & Lot Mocksville, NC 11 a.m.

Ray H. Shinn Sr. (deceased) 704 Margate Ave., Kannapolis, NC

From Kannapolis- take S. Main St to Bethpage Rd (2nd right beyond Dale Earnhardt), turn right and travel .7mi. to Margate Ave., turn right to sale site. Watch for signs.

Real Estate – 1198 sq. ft. heated (approx) 2 bedroom/1 bath brick house and approx 1.3 acres (3 parcels) plus detached double garage & workshop (5% down non- refundable deposit, balance on closing approx. 30 days – subject to confirmation)

25+/-Acres Divided Kings Mountain, NC 4 p.m.

Monday, June 7, 2010 House & Lot 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage Style Home, 1,300+/-Sq. Ft. Auction to be held on site at 2245 US Hwy 601 S, Mocksville, NC 25.6+/-Acres Divided 13.7+/-Ac & 11.8+/-Ac – Partially Wooded, Rolling, Creek, Frontage on Unity Pointe Lane & Pinnacle Road Auction to be held at Holiday Inn & Suites, 100 Woodlake Pkwy, Kings Mountain, NC See Website – Broker Participation Invited

Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc.



AFFORDABLE RATES WOODIE'S PAINTING INC., Residential & Churches 704-637-6817

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

Bucket Truck Chipper Stump Grinding Free Estimates

Bost Pools – Call me about your swimming pool. Installation, service, liner & replacement. (704) 637-1617

Painting and Decorating

Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976

A-1 Tree Service "Established since 1978 "Reliable & Reasonable "Insured Free Estimates! Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

Pools and Supplies

Kitchen and Baths

The Floor Doctor

4BR/3BA in Timber Run. Approx. 4,000 SF brick home in established neighborhood, oversized 2 car garage, bonus room, walk-in closet in master BR, beautiful hardwood floors, porcelain tiles in kitchen, 2 gas log fireplaces, Rinnai tankless water heater, generator, fenced in back yard, finished walk-out basement, storage area & workshop. E. Rowan Schools. Mins. away from I85 & shopping $369,000. Call Tina at 980-234-2881

Lic. #18614

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

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

Granite Quarry

20 Years Experience

WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title, $150 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

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

KANNAPOLIS-3 BR 2 bath. Nice neighborhood. NEW APPRAISAL ON FILE. Storage shed. Great location . Convenient to I-85 and Research Campus $119,000 #932716 Jim 704-223-0459. Key Real Estate Inc.

Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates

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

668 Perry Dr., I-77 exit 42N, Hwy 21 - Troutman, Rt on Oswalt Amity, Left on Perry. Private secluded home. 16.54 acres, 2227 sqft. House, 7200 sqft shop/office/home. Heated greenhouse. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704.248.4878

Home Improvement

Homes for Sale


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

Drywall Services

Homes for Sale


Financial Services

Carport and Garages

Salisbury, 3BD/2 BA, 1582 Sq.Ft. Wonderful remodel, New Carpet, Fresh Paint, New Appliances, New Fixtures, THIS ONE IS SPECIAL! Only $109,900. #50515 Call Jim: 704-223-0459 Key Real Estate Inc. 1755 US HWY. 29 South China Grove, NC. 28023


Brick ranch 1840 sq. ft. built in 1915. 2BR, 2BA & basement. Currently utilized as a Bed & Breakfast. $105,000. Ashley at Ashley Shoaf Realty. 704-633-7131

800-997-2248 – NCAL 3936

1974 18’ Glastron boat w 165 hp Mercruiser inboard and tandem-axle trailer Titan Industrial 8500w generator- remote electric start

Old Whiteclad icebox; Pie Safe w tin front; old oak roll-top bed; old dresser w mirror; oak stand-of –drawers; baby cradle; Jazzy power chair; Performa 26 cu’ side by side w ice/water in door; Frigidaire upright freezer; Ray Shinn paintings; Cabbage Rows, Diamond Windsor, and other Depression Glass; Carnival Glass pieces; Halls Superior bowls and pitcher; McCormick pitcher w strainer insert; McCoy pitcher & bowl; Edward Knowles pitcher & bowl; assorted sizes pitcher & bowl collection; 10-place setting Golden Wheat china; old Coke trays, glasses, and bottles, & Cheerwine, Dr Pepper; rockers; stainless Towncraft cookware; pitcher & bowl stand; milk bottles; gate-legged mahogany table; milk glass; old advertising tins-tobacco, snuff, baking; square and round butter molds; misc. small cups & saucers; pottery jugs; muzzle-loader rifle (no name); black wash-pot, small pots, skillets, & kettle; cross-cut saws; cotton and produce scales; old wagon hub lamps; Singer treadle sewing machine; old hand well pump; old Daisy butter churn; ocean and freshwater rods & reels; 3T come-a-long; chain-fall; lots of Craftsman wrenches; belt sander & router; miter-saw; Snap-on tool chest; metal Tonka toys; collectible advertising trucks and cars; Bachmann “Shooting Star” electric train set; Denver Express battery train set; Radio Flyer 90 wagon; slot car racing set; die casts; framed pictures of NASCAR drivers; stereoscope antique viewer w cards; baby dolls; Barbie dolls in boxes; Dale Earnhardt cars and collectibles; King wood heater; old wood-burning smoothing iron; military items; globe; ice tongs; old oil lamps; old sled; assorted table lamps; old framed newspaper front-pages, incl 1912 Concord Tribune; old Cannon Mills newspapers- 1972-73; old tools- planes, brace &bit, blacksmith; air-tools; small electric tools; gas camp stoves; clamps; double-head grinder; chainsaws; chain binders; whirly-gigs; bird houses; garden tools; old baby stroller vise; and many, many more items ANNOUNCEMENTS ON SALE DAY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER ADVERTISING. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE - NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR THEFT, TERMS OF SALE BY CASH OR GOOD IN-STATE CHECK, ALL SALES FINAL – NO BUYER PREMIUM Sale Conducted by


140 Eastside Drive; China Grove NC 28023 • For Information Phone (704) 857-7458 or (704) 647-1022 Larry Brown NCAL 812 Ken Weddington NCAL 392 Dennis Weddington NCAL 5147 Darry Weddington NCAL 9050 check auctioneer # 4568 C46767


Homes for Sale Salisbury


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

Manufactured Home Sales

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

2,300 total sq. ft. Built on your land $109,986


Lots for Sale

Lake Property

1.5 ACRE LOT. Level & partially wooded. Perked in 2006 for 3BR home. Pretty land and area. $29,500 Call Ashley at Ashley Shoaf Realty. 704-633-7131

Manufactured Home Sales

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 3BR, 2BA DW on 4 + acre. Own for less than $750/mo. Call 980-6217760 or 704-985-6832 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Must sell. 3BR, 2BA. 1680 sqft. Private 2 acres. Close to lake. Call (704)986-2620


Land for Sale 5.11 ACRES

Manufactured Lots for Sale

Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Bentley Julian Realty 704-938-2530

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 310 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 US Realty 516 W. Innes, Salisbury 704-636-9303

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

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 bdr/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet neighborhood. $1,200 start-up, $475/month includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-2108176.

Real Estate Commercial High Rock Lake, Cute waterfront log home that has 75' water frontage. Beautiful waterfront view! 1 1/2 story home in Summer Place. Roof painted 3 yrs ago. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

Real Estate Commercial

Mocksville 133 Avgol Dr. 50x100 (5,000 sq. ft.) commercial metal building on 1.1 ac, 3 phase electrical, 3 bay doors, office, breakroom, zoned HC (Highway Commercial). Extra nice $219,000. Call 336-391-6201

Prime Property

18 acres with frontage on Highway 29 at Piper Lane. Income producing property with 64,000 sq ft of warehouse space. Rowan Corporation 704.636.0556

Prime Property


4131 Mt. Hope Church Rd. Well, septic. 2BR, 2BA m/h. $150,000. Call 980-721-5629 or 252-726-1318 Beautiful hardwoods. 2 acs, EZ commute, additional acreage avail. $27,900. Low Down. Owner Fin. 704-535-4159 W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced: $19,900. 704-640-3222

Are you trying to sell your property? We guarantee a sale within 1430 days. 704-245-2604

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587

Myrtle Beach. 3BR/2BA “K” condo/rancher FOR SALE in Seagate Village at former Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Minutes from Market Commons. Call 704-425-7574

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Salisbury - City block (minus service station) for sale at Statesville and Innes, including many buildings, INCOME PRODUCING, fronts 4 streets, 46,000 SQ FT, 2.7 acres. Priced below tax value. Rowan Corporation 704.636.0556

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2BR, 1BA apt. Very large. Has gas heat. We furnish refrig, stove, yard maint, and garbage pick up. No pets. Rent $425. Deposit $400. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

A PA R T M E N T S We Offer

PRICE~QUALITY~LOCATION 2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555 Water, Sewage & Garbage included

Senior Discount WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

403 Carolina Blvd. Duplex For Rent. 2BR,1BA. $500/Mo. Call 704-2798467 or 704-279-7568




COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) HONEYCUTT MARK By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on June 4, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Litaker Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING AT A NEW IRON PIN, LINE OF ROY BERNHARDT PROPERTY; THENCE WITH BERNHARDT PROPERTY NORTH 65 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST 206.17 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN, CORNER TO LOT 2; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF LOT 2, NORTH 18 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST 349.96 FEET TO A NEW IRON PIN IN THE LINE OF LOT 1; THENCE 3 LINES WITH LOT 1 AS FOLLOWS; (1) SOUTH 60 DEGREES 23 MIN 00 SECONDS EAST 78.04 FEET TO A NEW IRON PIN; (2) SOUTH 44 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST 148.77 FEET TO A NEW IRON PIN; (3) SOUTH 53 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 77.34 FEET TO A NEW IRON PIN IN THE LINE OF LOT 4; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF LOT 4, SOUTH 29 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 406.83 FEET TO THE BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.55 ACRES. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. AMOUNT DUE - $3,569.74 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 23, 2010, May 30, 2010 KEVIN L AUTEN SHERIFF, Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 59956

NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF ROWAN SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File 09cvs4175 ANDRESEN & ARROUNTE PLLC, Plaintiff, - VS LARRY EDWARD ROBERTS, Defendant UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 12th day of February in the year 2010, directed to the undersigned Sheriff from the Superior Court of ROWAN County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash whatever right, title, and interest, the judgment debtor owns or may own in the following described real property which is subject to sale under execution. This judgment was docketed on the 6th day of January in the year of 2010 and at which time the said real property was in the name of the defendant. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make a cash deposit in the amount of 20% of the bid. This sale shall be held on the 4th day of June in the year 2010 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the following location: Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury, NC (inside) as designated by the Clerk of Superior Court. This sale shall be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. There is a deed of trust or mortgage on file with the Register of Deeds on this property. The judgment debtor has not claimed his/her exemptions in this real property. The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in Salisbury Township, Rowan County: Being all of Lot Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, and 28, Block G, as shown on the plat of Eastview, formerly the property of J. L. Fisher and J. B. Morrison, made by J. D. Justice, C.S., October 9th, 1943 and duly registered in Book of Maps, Page 473, Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County. The property hereinabove described was acquired by Grantor by instrument recorded in Book 956 page 189. Judgment amount: Principal due $43,750.00 Interest due through 06/04/10 $ 1,083.56 Court Cost and atty. fee $ 105.00 Other fees $ 354.79 Sheriff's Commission $ 1,144.83 Total $46,438.18 Also there will be the cost for the auctioneer and cost for the ad in the Salisbury Post Newspaper. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. This the 29th day of April in the year 2010. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620 SHERIFF KEVIN L. AUTEN By: B.C. BEBBER, DEPUTY SHERIFF ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF ROWAN SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File 09cvs2523 ANTHONY FLORES, D.V.M., PHD, Plaintiff, - VS HIGH ROCK PROPERTIES, LLC, Defendant UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 6th day of April in the year 2010, directed to the undersigned Sheriff from the Superior Court of ROWAN County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash whatever right, title, and interest, the judgment debtor owns or may own in the following described real property which is subject to sale under execution. This judgment was docketed on the 25th day of September in the year of 2009 and at which time the said real property was in the name of the defendant. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make a cash deposit in the amount of 20% of the bid. This sale shall be held on the 4th day of June in the year 2010 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the following location: Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury, NC (inside) as designated by the Clerk of Superior Court. This sale shall be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. There is a deed of trust or mortgage on file with the Register of Deeds on this property. The judgment debtor has not claimed his/her exemptions in this real property. The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in Salisbury Township, Rowan County: All that tract or parcel of land, lying and being in Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina containing 201 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described as follows: For further description of property see Deed Book 1103 Page 476 of the Rowan County Register of Deeds.


Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue




2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147


Judgment amount: Principal due $ 25,000.00 Interest due through 06/04/10 $ 328.77 Court Cost and atty. fee $ 175.00 Other fees $ 1,868.49 Sheriff's Commission $ 696.81 Total $ 28,069.17 Also there will be the cost for the auctioneer and cost for the ad in the Salisbury Post Newspaper. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. This the 7th day of May in the year 2010. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074

2BR, 1BA apt at Willow Oaks. All electric. No pets. Rent $425, Dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446

No. 59969

No. 59955

Daily golf instruction for all skill levels specializing in the basic fundamentals of the golf swing and short game technique.


2 BR, 1 BA Eaman Park Apts. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896

Real Estate Services

$49,900.00 HOME AND LAND. Please call (888)350-0035

Woodleaf (Covington Heights), 602 Lockshire Lane, all brick, 3BR/2BA, enclosed & screened in breezeway, large deck in back overlooking woods, double garage, pull down stairs with floored in storage above garage, wrap around porch, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, master BR w/walk-in closet & BA w/separate shower & tub. $149,900. MOVE IN READY! 704-278-9779

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Rockwell. Single • Doublewide • Modular • Site Built. Rental lots available. 704-279-3265

East Rowan

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

West Rowan. 3BR, 2½BA. Newly remodeled 2 story. Vinyl siding w/ shutt-ers. Approx. 1,600-1,800 sq.ft. Garage with opener. Kitchen w/new appliances, energy efficient windows, new flooring hardwood/car-pet. New heat/AC unit, Trane. Big backyard w/20x 20 deck, wired storage bldg 16x20, playground. Schools: Hurley, SE, West. $165,000. Call Ron 704-636-4887

Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

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New Cape Cod Style House

Spencer, Huge Renovated 4BR / 2BA, Hardwood & Tile Floors, Large Fenced Back Yard 108 2nd Street. $99,999. 704-202-0091 #910644

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Resort & Vacation Property

3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer, gas logs, outbuilding. 1 yr home warranty. $1,500 carpet allowances. R49933A $195,500 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Salisbury, 3BR /2BA, 1100 sq. ft., + storage space, fenced in back yard. Well maintained. For sale $4,000 below appraised value at $98,500 for a limited time only. Call Eric for more information and showing 704-267-8700. Buyer's agents welcome!

Real Estate Commercial

SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010 • 9C




COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) MARY FERRENS CALDWELL By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on June 4, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING in Register of Deeds for Rowan County. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 23, 2010, May 30, 2010 CHIEF KEVIN L AUTEN, Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 59971

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 402 NORTH MAIN ST FILE NO 09 M 803 SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) GRAVES, LARRY By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on June 4, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at an iron in the Southwestern corner of the intersection of the right-ofway of Fifth Street with the right-of-way of Yadkin Avenue; thence along the right-ofway of Yadkin Avenue South 57-45-00 West 100 feet to an iron; thence South 32-1500 East 40 feet to an iron; thence North 57-45-00 East 100 feet to an iron in the western margin of the right-of-way of Fifth Street; thence with said margin of the right-ofway of Fifth Street North 31-15-00 West 40 feet to the point and place of beginning, and being a portion of Lots No 1 and 2, Block II, as shown on the map of the Southern Railway property recorded in Book of Maps, page 3, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. AMOUNT DUE- $ 14,218.57 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 23, 2010, May 30, 2010 KEVIN L AUTEN -SHERIFF, Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 59973




COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) RUDISELL, MARY LOUISE -HEIRS By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on June 4, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 324 Parcel 098. BEGINNING at Hawkins Loop, thence, South 8734-56 East 372.11 feet, thence Southerly 135 feet; thence Westerly 305 feet to Hawkins Loop, thence Northerly 151 feet along Hawkins Loop to the Point of Beginning, being .97 acres, more or less. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. AMOUNT DUE- $1, 271.75 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 23, 2010, May 30, 2010 KEVIN L AUTEN -SHERIFF, Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 59970

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 402 NORTH MAIN ST FILE NO 09 M 939 SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) DANIEL, JANE HUMPHREY By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on June 4, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at an existing stone in the northwestern margin of the right of way of North Main Street, common front corner of Lots 1 and 2, Block N of Elizabeth Heights, Book of Maps, at page 85; thence a line with North Main Street South 67 deg. 05 min. 14 sec. West 50.00 feet to a new iron in the right of way of West Fifteenth Street; thence a line with West Fifteenth Street North 23 deg. 15 min. 00 sec. West 194.00 feet to a new iron in the southeastern margin of a 12-foot alley; thence a line with the southeastern margin of said alley North 66 deg. 30 min. 45 sec. East 50.20 feet to a new iron in the common rear corner of Lots 1 and 2; thence a line with Lot 2 South 23 deg. 11 min. 32 sec. East 194.50 feet to a stone, the point of Beginning, and being Lot No 9 of Block N of Elizabeth Heights, recorded in Book of Maps Page 85 in Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina, and containing 0.223 acres. AMOUNT DUE - $ 5,362.09 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: May 23, 2010, May 30, 2010 CHIEF KEVIN L AUTEN, Rowan County Sheriff's Office


10C • SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010 Apartments


Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

Kannapolis. 314 North Avenue. 3 BR, 2 BA. $895; 7607 Hunter Oak Drive, Concord – 3 BR, 2 BA, $975 KREA 704-933-2231

Airport Rd. Large 2BR duplex. Includes water, lawn & trash pickup. $500 deposit. $500 rent. 704798-2564 / 704-603-8922

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $695. 704-633-3997

Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $395/mo+$200 deposit. Furnished $420/mo. 704-279-3808 Apartment Management- Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes from $400 - $650 & apartments $350 - $550. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462


Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town house, 1 ½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

West Side Manor

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall


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

Mocksville area. Green Hill Rd. Private 2BR, 1BA with kitchen/dining/den combination. W/D hookup. Central heat & air. 704-534-5179 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appls furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

Near Rockwell. 1BR. Appliances, W/D, & water furnished. $400/mo. Call 704-279-8880 Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Rockwell area. Nice 1BR, $425/mo. and 2BR, $450/mo. No pets. Deposit req. 704-279-8428 Salisbury-Downtown. Two bedroom/1 bath loft style apartment in the old Cheerwine Building. Nice open living area. $750.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462 Spencer 1-2BRs with W/D, refrig., & stove, cent. H/A. $475/mo + dep. 704642-1124 lv msg. West Rowan. 2BR duplex. All elec. Newly remodeled. W/D hookup & cable ready. Water, lawn maint. Inc'ld. $450/mo rent; $400 dep. Sect. 8 OK. 704-278-2891. White Rock Garden Apts 1BR elderly units, located in Granite Quarry, w/handicap accessible units available. Sect. 8 assistance available. 704-2796457, 8am - 1pm TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 “Equal Housing Opportunity”

Condos and Townhomes

City. 2BR utilities by tenant. $400 per month. Call 704-202-5879 for more information. 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 maint., 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Deer Park Apts. Cleveland, NC. Now accepting applications. No application free. Free rent. 704-278-4340 Sect 8 accepted. East area. 2BR, 1½ BA brick townhouse. Appl. furnished. Quiet. $495/mo. No pets. 704-279-3406

East Rowan, large 2 BR, 1½ BA duplex, in the country, completely remodeled, ceramic tile / hardwood, large yard, dishwasher, ice maker, garbage, lawn care, & water furnished. Pets negotiable. Seniors welcome. Handicap ramp available on request. $600/month + $300 dep. 843-992-8845 or 704-279-5555

Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. EXCEPTIONALLY NICE 2 or 3 BR, 1½ bath all appliances, skylights, downtown. 704-798-6429 Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Tues.Thurs. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

Manufactured Home for Rent

Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

Salisbury. 525 E. Cemetery St. 3BR, 1BA. Sect. 8 OK. $550/mo. No pets. 704-507-3915

Hurley School Rd. area. 2BR, 1BA. Nice subdiv. Well kept. 2 people. $425 + dep. 704-640-5750

Audi, 2000. A6. Black, 4-door, clean. Please call 704-279-8692

Rockwell / Gold Hill area. 3BR/2BA mobile home. Priv. lot. $550/mo + $550 dep. Call 704279-7817 Leave msg.

ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

Spencer. 2BR, 1BA. Appl. incl. Well water. $500/mo. + deposit. 704630-0785 / 704-433-3510

Kannapolis 3BR/2BA sunroom, fence, & deck, dishwasher and refrigerator, 1,500 sq. ft. +. 300 Plymouth Street. $725/mo.704-784-2351

Lease to Own!

Rowan Co., Kannapolis. 4BR/2BA. Storage shed with secluded lot. Central heating & air. Owner financing available. $850 per mo. Plus 704-8578406.

Rent to Own 2BR partially fenced. Central heat/ac Hrdwds. $5,000 down $500/mo. 704-630-0695


I rented my house in 7 days...and could have rented it 10 more times! ~F.G., Mocksville


Rockwell. 1BR, appl., elec. heat & air, H/W flrs, storage bldg. $500/mo. Call for special. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Salis. 3BR, 2BA. New paint & floor. Heat & air. Washer/ dryer hook-up. $550/mo + $450 dep. 828-390-0835 Salisbury & Mocksville HUD – Section 8 Nice 2 to 5 BR homes. Call us 1st. 704-630-0695 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802 Salisbury 2BR/1BA, stove & refrig. & garbage service. $600/mo + $600 dep. 980-234-2437 Salisbury 2BR/1BA. City loc. Cent H/A. Limit 2 adults. No pets. $595/mo. + dep. 704-633-9556 Salisbury city. 2BR, 1BA. Remodeled. Central air & heat. Good neighbors. $550. + dep 704-640-5750

Historic West Square condominium. 2-story. 1,500 sq. ft. 2BR, 1½BA. Central air/heat. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, pantry & laundry room. Hardwood floors, fireplace, front & back yards w/parking and yard service. 9' ceilings. $795/ mo. 1 yr lease. Call 704431-4532


Houses for Rent

Behind Rowan Memorial Park. Private setting. 3BR, 2BA. Large extra room can be 4th BR, office, or family room. Quiet, dead end road. Credit check, references req. Available June 20th. $925/month + deposit (includes trash collection, water, & sewer). 704-637-9918 Catawba College area. All elec, country. 2BR, 1BA. $600/mo. 704-6339060 or 704-490-1121 Cleveland-3 bedroom/ 1bath house off Main St. Appliances, central heat & air, hard wood floors. $600.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 Country Club/Park Area Rent to Own. 4BR, 3BA. 2000 sq ± Can include 2BR guest house on property. $15,000 dn. $1,000/mo. 704-630-0695 E. Ridge Rd. 3BR/1½BA, all elec., stove & refrig., Sect. 8 OK. $695/mo. Free water/sewer. 704-633-6035 East Rowan. New 3BR. Energy star appl, water, yard work incl'd, no pets. 704-279-3990

Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA quadplex. E. Salis. 3BR, 2BA. All electric. Appliances. 704-638-0108

Office and Commercial Rental 1250 sqft office. Lobby, 3 offices and 2 restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011 23,000 sq ft manufacturing building with offices for lease. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011

Salisbury, 1BR/1BA, 71 Hill St., all appls furnished, $450/mo + dep. Limit two. 704-633-5397. Salisbury, city limits. 2 - 3BR. $450-$700. Central HVAC. 704-2394883 Fountain Quarters Realty Broker Salisbury, close to town. 4BR, 2BA duplexes. Sect. 8 OK. No pets. $800/mo. + deposit. 704-433-2899 Salisbury- Hidden Creek. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Ground level across from Clubhouse. No pets or smokers. $850.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462 Salisbury. 138 Crawford St. 1BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator, W/D hook-up. $395/mo. + deposit. 704-633-5397

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

5,000 or 10,000 sq. ft. distribution bldg., loading docks, office & restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 BESIDE UNCLE BUCKS 1250-2500 sq ft office retail restaurant space downtown. 704-798-6429 Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

Corner Lot

12,000 sq ft building on Jake Alexander Blvd. Could be office or retail. Heat and air. Call 704-279-8377

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Designer Home in City. Minutes to I-85/Lowe's Shopping Center. Garage, hardwood floors, central air, dishwasher, W/D, yard maintenance incl, $900 rent + deposit. 704-636-8188

Very nice large 4BR/2BA doublewide mobile home (2100 sq/ft). Located on large lot in the West Rowan area of Salisbury. $800.00 Mo, RENT OR RENT TO OWN. Other mobile homes also available in the Salisbury and Cleveland area. Section 8 applicants welcome to apply. 704-855-2300

Infinity, 2005 G35X AWD. Charcoal black leather interior, 3.5 V6, 5 speed tiptronic, trans cd changer, sunroof, alloy rims, heated seats, low miles. 704-603-4255

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

Resort & Vacation Rentals North Myrtle Beach

Ocean Front Condo

Lincoln, 2002 LS Vibrant White with soft tan leather interior am, fm, cd, 3.9 V8 5 speed auto tranny, all power options, SUNROOF, HEATED SEATS, runs great LOW MILES. Ready for the special buyer. 704-603-4255

2BR, 2BA Ocean front condo. Sleeps 6, fully equipped. Outdoor pool. Quiet family area, yet close to shops and restaurants. Locally owned. Reasonbly priced. 704-603-8647

Rooms for Rent Christian man has avail. clean room priv. entrance, bus line front door. $100/wk. 704-636-1136 MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100

Granite Quarry -Best Deal Commercial Metal buildings and office space. 300-1800 SF. Utilities and gated parking available. 704-279-4422

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

Salisbury. 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, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

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


Chevy, 2009 Cobalt Black w/ gray cloth interior am, fm, cd, 4 cylinder,auto, like new 24,000 miles, nonsmoker, extra clean inside and out, aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in good tires,cheap newer car for a great price. 704-603-4255

Cobra, 2001 Convertible 4.6 V8 w/ cold air intake. 5 speed short throw shifter, 2 tone leather/ suede seats, all pwr ops, lowering kit, 18'' staggered FR500 rims with 3'' lip, fog lights, cruise. 704603-4255

Financing Available!


Hyundai, 2006, Tiberon GT. LIKE NEW!!! Blue/Black leather interior, SUNROOF, AM/FM/ CD. V6. Tiptronic transmission. Aluminum rims, good tires. 704-603-4255

Mazda, 2002 Miata Conv DON'T GET CAUGHT with your TOP up this summer! PERFECT and AFFORDABLE! Sunlight silver w/ dark gray cloth interior. 1.8 4 cylinder gas saver w/ auto tranny. Low Miles, alloy wheels like new tires. 704-603-4255

Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq ft. $625/mo. + dep. Water, sewer, garbage pick up incl'd. 704-633-9556 Mazda, 2006 Rx8 velocity red Mica with black cloth interior am, fm, cd, 1.3 2 rotory engine 6 speed tranny with paddle shift, cold ac, alloy rims, AS SEEN IN THE XMEN MOVIE! 704-603-4255

Toyota, 2005 Camry SE Phantom gray metallic with dark charcoal cloth interior 2.4 4 cylinder, auto tranny, am, fm, cd, power driver seat, sunroof, alloy wheels, good tires. EXTRA CLEAN. Runs & drives great. 704-603-4255

Nissan, 2005 Altima SL Black leather interior 3.5 V6 with auto tiptronic, duel heated seats, Bose am, fm, 6 disk cd changer, sunroof, alloy rims wrapped in like new tires, runs & drives good. READY FOR DELIVERY. 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt $58, 8 volt $62. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. Buy 6 batteries & receive $10 gift receipt for purchase of a bottle of OLD STONE Wine. Coupon good until 5/31/10. 704-245-3660

Chevy, 2003 Suburban LT black w/ tan leather interior, AM, FM, CD changer, DVD, rear audio, duel climate control, duel power and heated seats, sunroof, running boards, 3rd seat. RUNS & DRIVES GREAT. 704-603-4255

BATTERY-R-US Deep Cycle Marine Batteries, G27 Delco Voyager, $9995 special 12 month warranty Faith Rd to Hwy 152. Store across from Siffords Marathon “If it's a battery, we sell it!” 704-213-1005

Toyota, 2006 Camry LE White w/gray cloth interior. 2.4 4 cylinder with auto tranny am, fm, cd, cold ac, sunroof, power driver seat, extra clean inside & out. Runs & drives awesome! 704603-4255

Volvo, 2001 V70 XC Cross Country AWD Wagon. Gray w/ tan leather interior 2.4 five cylinder turbo backed with auto trans, duel pwr seats, sunroof, all pwr options, extra clean needs nothing!! 704-6034255

BATTERY-R-US GOLF CART BATTERIES 6-volt – $58 8-volt – $68 12-volt – $110 12 month warranty We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005 NEED CASH? We buy cars & scrap metal by the pound. Call for latest prices. Stricklin Auto & Truck Parts. Call 704-278-1122 or 888-378-1122

Transportation Dealerships

3990 Statesville Blvd for sale or rent, lot 6. 2BR. $334/mo. Call 704-6403222 for more information. Bostian Heights. 1 & 2BR. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. Rent + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-700 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Saturn, 2004, L300. $7,217. 1-800-542-9758

Chevy, 2004 Colorado Extra clean inside & out! 4 doors, 5 cylinder, this gas saver is perfect for the first time driver or great for a back to work and home vehicle. All power, like new tires, cold ac, roll pan, exhaust. 704-603-4255

Dodge, 1998 Ram 1500 Laramie SLT crew cab. $7,315. 1-800-542-9758

Ford, 2004 Free Star Van Gold with tan cloth interior am, fm, cd, 4.2 V6 auto tranny, luggage rack, fog lights, all power, alloy rims good tires. PERFECT FAMILY TRANSPORTATION! 704-603-4255

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 Volvo, 2001, S80. Gold with tan leather interior. AM/FM/tape/CD changer. 2.9 V6. Auto transmission, sunroof. ALL POWER OPTIONS. Extra clean inside & out!!! 704603-4255

TEAM CHEVROLET- GEO, CADILLAC, OLDSMOBILE 404 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Call 704-636-9370

Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

GMC, 1997 Jimmy 4 Wheel drive, 4 door, V6, leather, sunroof, pwr windows, doors and seats. New AC. $2,900. Call 704-647-0881

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

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255 Mercedes, 2006 S430 Automatic, silver w/ ashe leather interior, all power options, sunroof, power trunk, air ride, nav, heated seats. Loaded, needs nothing!! 704-603-4255

Service & Parts

Jeep, 2002 Liberty Sport SUV. $7,915 1-800-542-9758

Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700

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Lincoln, 2004 Navigator Brilliant black, leather interior, 5.4 V8, NAVIGATION, DVD, all pwr options, 3RD seat, SUNROOF, retractable running boards, heated & air cooled seats. 704-6034255

Bank Financing available. First time buyers welcome! You deserve a fresh start! Don't wait! Low Rates Available. Minimum down payment. Carfax & warranties available. Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 or 704-224-3979 after 6pm. Visit us at:


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Toyota, 2003, Camry LE $7,717. 1-800-542-9758

Buick, 2005 Rendezvous SUV. $9,615. 1-800-542-9758

Manufactured Home for Rent

Suburban, 2005 LT Sport Leather interior 5.3 V8 backed w/ 4 speed automatic tranny, all pwr options incl'd heated seats, sunroof, cd, dvd, 3RD seat, steering wheel controls, running boards! 704-603-4255

Toyota, 1999 Tacoma $8,915. 1-800-542-9758

Boats & Watercraft

Bostian Heights. 2BR, 1BA. 1 mile from Carson High. No pets. $400/mo. + deposit. 704-239-2833 China Grove. 2 BR mobile home $400 mo. + $300 dep. On private lot, very nice 704-855-1214

Ford, 2003 Mustang Coupe. $7,917. 1-800-542-9758


3BR, 2BA doublewide on nice lot. Very private with fenced in front yard. Call 704-279-7642 East area, 2 bedroom,

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film stood up to scrutiny and avoided allegations of inaccuracy or treating the Clintons disrespectfully. HBO said the shots that were trimmed weren’t germane to the movie that is primarily about Bill Clinton and Blair. Quaid, who once spent a weekend at the Clinton White House and golfed with the president, believes the confrontation was fair game and of dramatic value. “I think it captured the spirit of the relationship and that’s the most important thing,” he said. “People are fascinated by (screenwriter) Peter Morgan’s work because we get to be a fly on the wall behind closed doors.” Quaid almost said no to the project because “I didn’t want to do an homage and I didn’t want to do an indictment of the guy.” “It was really the writing ... that convinced me to do it,” said Quaid, who dons makeup and hits Clinton’s raspy Southern drawl dead-on. But he was careful, the actor said, to avoid mimicking him a la the well-known “Saturday Night Live” impersonation. Morgan is in familiar territory when it comes to Blair: He wrote the Oscar-nominated script for “The Queen,” about Blair and Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for the role), and


Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Clint Walker (“Cheyenne”) is 83. Actor Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 74. Actor Michael J. Pollard is 71. Guitarist Lenny Davidson of The Dave Clark Five is 66. Actor Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 57. Actor Ted McGinley is 52. Actor Ralph Carter (“Good Times”) is 49. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 46. Guitarist Tom Morello of Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine is 46. Guitarist Patrick Dahlheimer of Live is 39. Singer-actress Idina Menzel is 39. Singer Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley (and Goodie Mob) is 36. Rapper Remy Ma is 30.

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Clinton-Blair years focus of HBO film ‘Special Relationship’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Quaid and Hope Davis, starring as Bill and Hillary Clinton in a new HBO film, have a civilized difference of opinion about a Monica Lewinsky-driven quarrel that was edited out. Quaid thinks the clash should have remained in “The Special Relationship,” which focuses on Bill Clinton and then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Davis is relieved it was cut from the movie that debuts this weekend. “We shot a really good scene but I’m happy it was left out,” said Davis (“American Splendor,” “In Treatment”), who uses a wig, pantsuits and accent to convincingly evoke Hillary Clinton. In a preview copy of the film, Bill Clinton is shown confessing to his wife that he lied about his dalliance with White House intern Lewinsky. Davis’ Hillary listens stoically, and the scene ends without the ensuing row that was filmed. “It put them in such a vulnerable place. I don’t want to see them, I don’t want to see her, in that position,” Davis said. “We know all we need to know. We know how it wrecked his presidency and how hard it was for them to get through.” Ultimately, she said, she thinks the filmmakers and HBO wanted to be sure the

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Actors Dennis Quaid, left, and Michael Sheen, cast members in the HBO film ‘The Special Relationship,’ pose together for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. wrote “The Deal,” about Blair and fellow Labour Party rival Gordon Brown, who recently resigned as prime minister. Michael Sheen takes his third turn as the famously charming politician, with Helen McCrory as his wife, Cherie Blair, whom she played in “The Queen.” Richard Loncraine is the director. The title of the film, which will be released theatrically outside the United States, refers to Winston Churchill’s characterization of the cultural and historical U.S.-Britain ties as a “special relationship.” The drama focuses on political-spectrum soulmates Clinton and Blair in the midto late-1990s and how the Lewinsky scandal and the Kosovo crisis divided them. It ends with news footage of Blair striking up a new partnership with incoming President George W. Bush.

Blair’s subsequent support of America’s Iraq policy eroded his support at home, where some labeled him “Bush’s poodle” for backing the war that was unpopular in Britain. Sheen said he was able to approach the man anew because the film looks at the Blair and his career “from a completely different point of view.” Would he be willing to tackle a film about Blair during the Bush years? No, Sheen said, because “Special Relationship” well explores Blair’s desire to influence U.S. foreign policy and his stalwart confidence in himself and knowing “the right thing to do.” “All you’re going to see is a downward curve,” Sheen said. “All the choices have already been made. It’s like the note has been struck and all you’re going to hear is the note echoing.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The show is over, the confetti all swept away, but “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox are just getting started. The 24-year-old singers talked with reporters Friday about what lies ahead as they launch their professional music careers. Bowersox says she foresees a future that includes diverse music, drama and diabetes advocacy, adding that she’d love to work with fellow diabetic Bret Michaels. The dreadlocked single mom from Toledo, Ohio, says she’ll be meeting with record executives next week to discuss her musical future. Discussions for DeWyze’s debut album have already begun, he says. “It’s been a crazy experience, the whole album-making thing, and talking and going to the meetings about it and everything,” says the shy former paint-store clerk from Mount Prospect, Ill., adding that he’ll have a lot of say in the sound and will also be writing new tracks for the record. Expect “a folk/rock/alternative vibe,” he says. “I want it to be very earthy ... I’m looking to make an album that can really speak to everybody, good stories and good music to back it up, because that’s the kind of stuff I like to listen to.” Both “Idol” stars will be recording their albums

while traveling the country on the “American Idols Live! Tour,” which begins July 1 in Detroit. Bowersox scored an “Idol” first when she played her own original song, “Holy Toledo,” on a recent episode, and she’s excited to play it again when she performs in her hometown during the “Idol” tour. She also hopes to write new music for her album and collaborate with some of her heroes, including Melissa Etheridge, Ray LaMontagne and Leslie Feist. “The craziest thing is it’s all possible now to work with these people,” she says. “I can say it and it can be true.” Bowersox is also interested in acting: “Drama was my first love, actually, before music.”



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Despite dramatic improvement in forensic science, more than a third of country’s homicides are going unsolved

A sampling from staff posts at

The story of how I got here: Part 6 From ‘Outside Insight,’ a blog by webmaster and Oregon native Jeremy Judd. This is part of an online series in which Judd recounts the adventurous journey that took him and his wife, Peg, from Oregon to Charleston, S.C., and, finally, Salisbury. You can read his earlier installments online.


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very year in America, 6,000 killers get away with murder. The percentage of homicides that go unsolved in the United States has risen alarmingly even as the homicide rate has fallen to levels last seen in the 1960s. Despite dramatic improvements in DNA analysis and other breakthroughs in forensic science, police fail to make an arrest in more than one-third of all homicides. National clearance rates for murder and manslaughter have fallen from about 90 percent in the 1960s to below 65 percent in recent years. The majority of homicides now go unsolved at dozens of big-city police departments, according to a Scripps Howard News Service study of crime records provided by the FBI. “This is very frightening,” said Bill Hagmaier, executive director of the International Homicide Investigators Association and retired chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. “We’d expect that — with more police officers, more scientific tools likes DNA analysis and more computerized records — we’d be clearing more homicides now with more resources,” Hagmaier said. “But the clearance rates have fallen drastically.” Nearly 185,000 killings went unsolved from 1980 to 2008, the Scripps study found. The public is starting to notice. “When my first son was killed, I was embarrassed and ashamed. Why did this happen to me? But when my second son died, I decided I’d had enough and wanted to be an advocate for murder victims,” said Valencia Mohammed, founder of Mothers of Unsolved Murders, in Washington, D.C. Mohammed’s 14-year-old son, Said, was found shot to death in his bedroom in March 1999. His elder brother, Imtiaz, 23, was shot to death along a city street in June 2004, prompting Mohammed, a former member of the D.C. Board of Education, to demand a meeting with top police officials. “I asked, ‘How many unsolved murders do you have?’ They said 3,479 since 1969. That’s when I broke down. I was in tears. I said, ‘I know you guys are not going to solve these murders.’ ” Police made an arrest and obtained a conviction four years after Imtiaz was killed, but Said’s death has not been solved. Experts say that murders have become tougher to solve because there are fewer crimes of passion, where the assailant is



A Scripps Howard analysis of FBI data found that nearly 185,000 killings went unsolved between 1980 and 2008, a homicide clearance rate that one official called ‘very frightening.’ easier to identify, and more drug- and gang-related killings. Many police chiefs — especially in areas with skyrocketing numbers of unsolved crimes — blame a lack of cooperation by witnesses and even surviving victims of violent crime. Still, some police departments routinely solve most of their homicides, even the tough ones, while others are mired in growing stacks of unsolved cases. Police solved only 35 percent of the murders in Chicago in 2008, 22 percent in New Orleans and just 21 percent in Detroit. Yet authorities solved 75 percent of the killings that same year in Philadelphia, 92 percent

in Denver and 94 percent in San Diego. “We’ve concluded that the major factor is the amount of resources police departments place on homicide clearances and the priority they give to homicide clearances,” said University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford, who led a landmark study into how police can improve murder investigations. Wellford served as a consultant in the Scripps study, which found enormous variation in murder-clearance rates around the nation. But the patterns are not random. Police departments that showed the most dramatic improvement made concerted

and conscious efforts to do so. After clearance rates in Philadelphia dropped to an anemic 56 percent in 2006, newly elected Mayor Michael Nutter declared a “crime emergency.” He hired Charles Ramsey, a former police chief in Washington, D.C., as police commissioner. Ramsey installed a fresh homicide supervisor, Capt. James Clark, who led a resultsbased oversight of murder investigations similar to totalquality management methods first employed by Japanese manufacturers. “This is just like in any industry,” said Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, a veteran


Victims’ age, sex, race affect case clearance rates BY THOMAS HARGROVE

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ore than one-third of America’s killers are getting away with murder. But the odds of avoiding justice are much greater if the victim is a young black man. The deliberate killings of men, members of racial and ethnic minorities and young adults are much less likely to be solved than other kinds of homicides, according to a Scripps Howard News Service analysis of detailed FBI computer files of more than half a million homicides committed from 1980 to 2008. But these trends are also related to the reasons for killing. Homicides involving drugs and gangs are much less likely to be solved than almost any other kind of killing. Most homicide victims — like their as-



Although a Scripps Howard study found large variations in homicide solution rates around the nation, the overall trend shows a dramatic drop in the clearance of cases. Experts say an increase in drug and gang killings is partly to blame.

vividly remember rolling into Charleston on I-26. The pickup was still bucking and hiccuping it’s way along — we’d stopped somewhere along the road and had a mechanic take a look under the hood. He changed the fuel filter, charged us $100 and told us it was “absolutely not an emissions problem.” (Six months later I’d find it was a faulty mass air flow sensor, which is absolutely an emissions problem). But we were practically used to the backfiring and hiccuping of the pickup by the time we reached Charleston. Even Tibalt, our poor bedraggled cat, seemed JEREMY to have made his peace JUDD with both the journey and the pickup’s startling behavior. It had become surreal by the time we passed Summerville. The dense pine trees had given way to huge oaks covered in Spanish moss and we could feel the humidity rolling through the air vents. We came off I-26 onto U.S. 17, and then we headed out to James Island on Folly Road. We spent our first night in Charleston at James Island County Park. We were awakened at 3 a.m. by the loudest insect chirps and frog calls we had every heard! It was incredible. Tibalt went crazy, wrapping himself up again in his folding cat tent. The next day we discovered Folly Beach and swam in a warm ocean — an ocean we’d driven 2,989 miles to see and live near. It was late June in Charleston. And it was beautiful. We’d reached our destination. It seemed better than we’d imagined. Our new life together felt like it was just beginning. Heavy, wet air, marshes that stretched for miles, pluff mud, oyster reefs, bridges and beautiful waterways, towering cathedrals and wrought iron fences — it was all new to us, the heart of the South. We’d only read about it in books and seen places like Charleston in movies. We were spellbound and mesmerized by the sights, the smells, the weather and the scenery. And we were broke. Our pot of cash (we’d started out with just barely $3,000) had dwindled significantly. (This was 2007, when gas prices were quickly approaching $5 a gallon in some places). We needed to find a place to live. The park was nice, but living in a tent in the daytime in Charleston halfway through June gave us a whole new appreciation for air conditioning. We learned an interesting thing during our search for an apartment. It turns out, folks, that rental companies generally expect a person to be employed before they will consider renting to you. We were a bit stuck. We spent our days hanging out in a Chick-Fil-A, surfing the Internet looking for jobs and housing. I sent at least 50 resumes out to various jobs around Charleston. I sent out so many that I realized if someone actually called and asked me about a job, I’d have no idea which one they were referring to. Peg was working just as hard, applying for jobs with every chiropractor around town. (She’s a licensed massage therapist.) Our U-Haul rental trailer had to be back just a few days after our arrival, and we certainly had no money to pay for extra days. With our cash running out as quickly as our options, we got desperate. We paid six months in advance on a credit card to rent an apartment in West Ashley. Our grandiose plan had been to move to a brand new exciting place, get fantastic jobs with our nifty four-year degrees in hand, and start paying off college debt. Neither of us anticipated that one of our first actions would be to drop $5,000 in debt on a Discover card. But hey, at least we had a place to live, with air conditioning where we could continue the job hunt. At least until the first credit card payment was due.


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NASCAR fans defy usual stereotypes

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Mobility Fund still has life M

ayors from around the state flanked Gov. Beverly Perdue last week as she urged state House members to help create the Mobility Fund to pay for major road projects, starting with the I-85 bridge over the Yadkin Bridge. Missing were the mayors of Salisbury and Lexington, the cities closest to the bridge. But don’t read that as a non-endorsement. Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz and Lexington Mayor John T. Walser say they’re all for a new fund to tackle highway projects like the Yadkin River bridge that have statewide significance. How to raise the money for the fund is another matter — one they’re happy to leave to the General Assembly to figure out. Neither has taken a stand on the increased vehicle fees the governor proposed for the fund. They may not need to. The governor and the mayors kept working on House members. Late in the week, a posting on the N.C. Metro Mayors Association website said “word is spreading” that the House budget will include Mobility Fund (the Senate’s did not), but without the DMV fee increases. That improves the fund’s chances of survival. But where will the money come from? Because of that persistent question, legislators have been cool to the Mobility Fund, but it’s not dead yet. Some have said the Mobility Fund would be unnecessary if the Department of Transportation would stop tapping the road-building Highway Trust Fund to pump money into the General Fund for other purposes. Until a few years ago, the transfer was $172 million a year. That is indeed part of Perdue’s solution. The legislature voted in 2007 to phase out the transfer by 2013. Perdue wants $22 million of the “phase-out” to go to the Mobility Fund in the coming year. That’s a start, but still far short of the more than $90 million Perdue wanted the fund to start with. The other weakness in North Carolina transportation funding is the equity formula used to divvy up highway money. Yes, that process needs to change, but projects like the Yadkin River bridge go beyond the regional scope of the equity formula. The bridge is not a local project; it affects a major East Coast traffic corridor — much as Interstate 95 does. Virginia wants to fund I-95 improvements with a toll rather than its existing funding mechanisms. Perdue appears to be turning over every possible funding rock in search of ways to avoid putting a toll on the I-85 bridge. Keep looking, governor. The mayors and the people they represent are behind your Mobility Fund. They don’t know how on earth you’ll put it together, but they are behind you.

pera singer, war hero and NASCAR fan aren’t words you’d expect to encounter in the same sentence, much less in the same person. But today, around 6 p.m. at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a few minutes before 43 engines thunder to life for the CocaCola 600, Corporal John Hyland will take his place at the microphone to sing the national anthem. He’ll be there as a veteran who survived grievous wounds and earned a Purple Heart in Iraq. CHRIS He’ll be there VERNER as a performer who studied at the N.C. School of the Arts and once sang at the Opera Festival di Roma in Italy. And finally, he’ll be there as a racing fan. Land of the free and home of the brave, meet NASCAR nation. Hyland’s remarkable journey from a battlefield near Baghdad to the podium at CMS makes up one of the chapters in “The Weekend Starts on Wednesday: True Stories of Remarkable NASCAR Fans,” (Motorbooks) by Andrew Giangola. The book recounts the array of characters Giangola met as he crawled beneath the chassis and peered under the hood of NASCAR fandom to find out what drives its rabid enthusiasm. Today’s Sprint Cup marathon annually draws upward of 200,000 people to the Concord track and related venues. So it’s an appropriate time to take a closer look at those who revel in NASCAR’s traveling circus and, as Giangola puts it, “derive great joy in watching cars whiz around in circles.” There’s more to it than that, of course, as the book’s title suggests. For true believers, a

NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, right, read about John Hyland and arranged for the wounded soldier to come home for Christmas.

NASCAR race isn’t simply a weekend event. It’s a total-immersion experience that begins days earlier, as fans begin filling the infield or speedway campgrounds with buses, motorhomes and pop-up tents. They crack open coolers and fire up grills, swapping food, drink and stories with friends and anyone else who wanders past. When Giangola describes a typical race as a “multiday feast of exuberance,” he speaks literally as well as figuratively. Where else will a stranger beckon you over for a cold beer and a bite of baked alligator? The communal nature of NASCAR is one of the themes that most impressed Giangola, a public relations officer with NASCAR who’s based in New York. In a phone interview, Giangola noted that, although he has worked for NASCAR for several years, spending time with these fans deepened his appreciation for their passion for racing, as well as their embrace of kindred spirits. “In the infield, everybody wants to be your friend,” he says. “Put 150,000 Red Sox and Yankee fans together, they’d kill each other. But with NASCAR, even though you’ve got your ‘Junior’ fans and your Gordon fans, they may not necessarily like each other, but they get along.” Think of a big family reunion, only with less regres-

sion and squabbling. “There really is a NASCAR nation,” Giangola said. “That’s one of the things that makes NASCAR different. You might hear someone say they’re an Atlanta Braves fan or a Yankees fan, but they won’t say ‘I’m a Major League Baseball fan.’ You do hear people say, ‘I’m a NASCAR fan.’ ” Yet, while a few generic descriptives may fit fans collectively — passionate, loyal, steeped in racing lore — they defy stereotypes. Is the iconic fan the flamboyant “Tire Man” who roams the infield wearing a race tire and little else — or is it Dr. Pat Hickey, a nursing professor at the University of South Carolina who took a NASCAR flag to the summit of Mt. Everest? Is it the “Fathead Guy,” who travels to races with an assemblage of lifesize cutouts of drivers — or Jack Hege of Lexington, a quiet gent who’s attended every Daytona 500 since the inaugural event in 1959? Is it the blue-collar truck driver who worships Richard Petty — or is it TV newsman Brian Williams, who developed a close friendship with Earnhardt Sr. and wheels a dirttrack racer himself? When I asked Giangola if there was one fan in particular who left the most vivid impression, he said it was difficult to single out any individual. “It’s like trying to say

which of your children is your favorite.” But in terms of lingering poignancy, he points to Corporal Hyland, subject of the chapter “A Purple Heart and a Titanium Leg.” A Charlotte native, Hyland once had a summer job at LMS that led to a meeting with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a lifelong love of NASCAR. Hyland dreamed of and initially pursued a singing career. Eventually, to make ends meet, he became a restaurant manager, then enlisted in the Army. After bombs exploded under his Humvee, Hyland underwent numerous operations, including the amputation of a leg. He was recuperating in a Texas hospital, unable to travel home for Christmas, when race-team owner Rick Hendrick read of his situation. Without any fanfare, Hendrick gave Hyland and his family a custom minivan, equipped with a lift ramp and stuffed with toys, and helped arrange a hero’s homecoming. They became fast friends. “By the time you read this,” Giangola writes, “if I’ve done my job and presented my case to the right executives in a convincing way, the would-be opera singer from North Carolina who sacrificed so much in the Middle East will be scheduled to sing our national anthem at a NASCAR race ...” Mission accomplished. Despite his ordeal, Hyland still has a song in his heart, and he’s excited about resuming his vocal career. Just as the cars go round and round, this fan’s life is coming full circle. “I believe there’s a silver lining to everything,” Hyland says. “After getting hurt, I get a do-over. Not many people get the chance to press the reset button and do what you really want to do.” • • • Chris Verner is editorial page editor of the Salisbury Post.

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“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” — Henry Ward Beecher

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he last thing the Gulf Coast needs now is a disaster worse than the oil spill, but the conditions are there for it to get one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the hurricane season, which starts Tuesday and runs to Nov. 30, could be one of the most active on record. The worst was 2005, the year that gave us Katrina and Rita and from which we’re still cleaning up. The 2005 season generated 28 storms; 15 became hurricanes, meaning winds of 74 mph or better; and seven of those were major with winds over 111 mph. This forecast isn’t that dire, but it is reason for crossed fingers: 14 to 23 named storms, with eight to 14 of those developing into hurricanes; and three to seven of those becoming major. Surprisingly, NOAA doesn’t feel that the slick from the blown BP oil well will have much effect on the hurricanes and the hurricanes won’t have much effect on

By churning the oil and water, the storms might actually speed the natural process of biodegradation. Worst case, a hurricane storm surge could drive the coastal pollution inland. Frequent storms would mean that the tasks of plugging the oil well and drilling relief wells would have to stop while the ships and crews are brought to safety. What really worries planners and relief workers is the prospect of a major storm hitting mountainous, flood-prone Haiti, where, following the January earthquake, thousands are living in tents and under tarps, hardly ideal shelter from a hurricane. ASSOCIATED PRESS Early-season hurricane forecasts are Bill Read, the Director of the National Hurrias much art as science, dependent as they cane Center, says the potential for a new caare on water temperatures in remote tastrophe in Haiti is his biggest concern for parts of the Pacific and off the coast of the upcoming Atlantic storm season, expect- Africa. ed to be an active one. One estimate puts their accuracy at around 40 percent. But different forecastthe spill. NOAA Administrator Jane ers agree that this will be a busy season Lubchenco said the slick was unlikely to for storms. And, after last year, with only “appreciably” affect the intensity or the three hurricanes, none of which hit the direction of the storms. U.S., you have to think we’re due.



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GOP may want to hit delete on some ideas G

Rand Paul is right, but foolish R

and Paul, libertarian, a beginner politician and the recent winner of a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, was extraordinarily foolish to get in a conversation about the 1964 Civil Rights Act on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” the other day, even though the views he expressed were basically right. He said he believed in the act’s overall purposes but had problems with the requirement that private JAY had to AMBROSE businesses serve people they might not want to serve. While he later said on another show that he would have voted for the act even so, he has been held up as a mentally and morally deficient throwback to the era of Jim Crow racism, which is itself a mentally and morally deficient assessment. I say as much although I also believe the Civil Rights Act was one of the most important pieces of domestic legislation in the 20th century. What this country had done to its black citizens was unspeakable. We had to change and change dramatically, although, in the instance of commanding unwanted transactions, that change betrayed individual rights. In upholding the abridg-

ment, the Supreme Court cited the Commerce Clause, which is absurd. The clause lets the federal government facilitate trade between the states. It does not let the federal government do anything and everything it wants whenever it wants and in any way it wants. But while I usually look askance at arguments that the end justifies the means, the end in this case was a law crucial to making ours a just society and the specific sacrifices were not commensurably important. Absolutism can be a danger and here was an occasion to let it go, as I think Paul agrees, if with considerable hesitation. Paul obviously frets as I do that the left is currently in the business of controlling our lives in a whole host of unconstitutional, belittling ways in the name of goals that in some instances are unworthy, that are often minor. And that — when they are justified — could be addressed without rights infringements and would in fact be better served by first assuring that our freedoms stay intact. His libertarian philosophy has a lot to be said for it, and I myself embrace at least one version of it. To me, liberty that respects the rights of others is the most blessed of our political values, fundamental to our very humanity, the prime mover of prosperity and the essential factor making America exceptional

in the world. And yet I do get it that — as in the case of the Civil Rights Act — there are other values, and I sometimes think at least a few of my libertarian acquaintances do not take them seriously enough. Open borders suit them fine. Is war ever justified? Well yeah, when someone invades the continent. Should all drugs be legal? You bet. Is government needed for anything? Almost nothing, they tell me. Paul is not that extreme, and I myself vastly prefer his ideas to those of arrogant statist bullies flexing their oppressive muscles. The threat now is not too little government. It is too much. A question nonetheless is whether this Tea Party-backed ophthalmologist running for office for the first time can beat one of those menacing goofs in the general election this November, and the Maddow adventure suggests cause for concern. Some may think politics is easy. It is actually very hard. It involves among other requisites a keen, refined sense of knowing what not to talk about, and here is a subject a candidate should avoid: a nuanced objection to one piece of a properly revered law that was enacted 46 years ago and is at this point an integral part of what we are as a nation. Try it and the candidate quickly finds out what happens


After winning a Kentucky primary for the U.S. Senate, Rand Paul drew criticism for his comments about civil-rights legislation. — nothing else about him gets any attention at all. And an unsympathetic media sledgehammer slams his fine distinctions into smithereens. • • • Jay Ambrose is the former Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers. His e-mail address is

LETTERS Do government contractors make effort to hire locally?

In Rowan County the jobless rate exceeds 10 percent; our young find themselves too often unable to find work or those returning from prison with non-violent criminal records can’t seem to buy a break or employment. The use of contractors by Rowan County to install the new fiber optic system is intriguing. In front of my house I saw a bunch of folks who could not or would not speak English as the majority of employees utilized to dig the ditches and run the lines for this work. I see some of the same on road crews. When I asked a question, no one seemed willing to answer for me who hired them and where they were from. I don’t understand why in utilizing contractors cities don’t apparently require them to hire locally first. Why don’t we give nonviolent felony offenders a shot at redemption through work? Is it just me or do others see the irony in employing those not speaking English who seem to increasingly be given preference over home-grown folks needing work? Who checks legal residence status in the city for contracted employees or even those on the city rolls? Not far from where I live, kids are hanging on the block, gangs continue to exert influence and drugs or other weapons of potential self-destruction can be had for a song. Yet jobs can’t be found for too many who want to work, and some able-bodied folks getting public assistance who should be required to work find themselves bumped by jobs given to contracted employees. In hiring contractors to do government work, too often local people are being denied much needed employment opportunities. It may be cheaper to contract out jobs, but in so doing are we allowing crime to fester in areas of high unemployment? — Dr. Ada M. Fisher Salisbury

Faith is part of recovery Regarding the May 25 opinion page article by Jon Barber: I would like to say to you, I do not know you or anything about you, other than the things I have read in the Salisbury Post. I read the article that you posted on May 25. I have never been in your situation. I’ve never been an alcoholic or an addict. However, many of my loved ones have been. I have had a lot of heartache due to their addictions, so I do know what it is like to be in your loved ones’ shoes. I have seen many of them try to get help. They go through drug and alcohol treatment programs. They try any and every possible treatment that is offered to them, but from what I have witnessed, the only real help comes from above. And I do not mean “a higher power.” I mean Jesus Christ himself. I do believe from the statement I have read from you that you are ready for help. My prayers are with you and I believe that you can be an overcomer, but you have to put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The treatment centers can assist in your recovery, but they cannot deliver and set you free. I will continue to pray for you and your family. — Misty Triplett China Grove

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President Barack Obama, LaFourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, right, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, look at booms laid out to collect oil during a Friday tour of areas impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Presidents need to help humanize the issues


ASHINGTON —- It took almost a full hour of President Obama’s news conference for the professorpresident to come down from his lecture platform and show the human reaction to the Gulf oil leak accident that people had been looking for. Early on, he referred to it as a “tragedy,” but the rest of his words were characteristically calm — precise and clear but hardly betraying any emotion. When we elect a presiDAVID dent, we understand that we BRODER are not hiring an actor, and that we are not entitled to expect him to fulfill all our audience needs. But we still want to think that the person who leads our country shares and reflects our feelings. Politicians know this. A few hours after Obama addressed the media on Thursday, CNN showed a news clip of Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Louisiana legislator who was talking at a hearing about the impact the oily pollution was having on the wetlands of his native state -- and had to stop because he was weeping so hard. There was instant empathy. Obama does not ask or get that. What he offered instead was exactly what his constituents have seen since he was elected: A clear sense that he understood the situation, that he was in command and that he fully accepted the responsibility. He made all that unmistakably clear, as he had done in other moments when his leadership was being tested: In Philadelphia, during the campaign, when he had to deal with the issue of race raised by his former pastor’s inflammatory comments; in the opening weeks of his presidency, when the nation tottered on the brink of financial collapse; when he set the course in Afghanistan and committed thousands of additional U.S. troops; and when he asked

Congress to try once more on health care reform. I doubt there were very many Americans concerned about the events in the Gulf who did not find a substantial reassurance in seeing Obama taking the heat on the crisis. But then, finally, he gave the country something more — a brief glimpse into what the challenges of his job mean to him personally. “When I woke up this morning and I’m shaving, and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, ‘Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'” The next sentence leaps from the mundane to the universal. “I think everybody understands that when we are fouling the Earth like this, it has concrete implications not just for this generation but for future generations.” What he says next is so simple and personal that its authenticity cannot be doubted: “I grew up in Hawaii, where the ocean is sacred.” And back to the shared reality: “And when you see birds flying around with oil all over their feathers and turtles dying” — as every viewer now has had to watch — “that doesn’t just speak to the immediate economic consequences of this; this speaks to, you know, how are we caring for this incredible bounty that we have.” And then he focused directly on the people living near the Gulf. “Sometimes, when I hear folks down in Louisiana expressing frustrations, I may not always think that their comments are fair. On the other hand, I probably think to myself, you know, these are folks who grew up fishing in these wetlands and seeing this as an integral part of who they are. And to see that messed up in this fashion would be infuriating.” What began as a defensive academic exercise ended on a much better note. • • • David Broder’s e-mail address is

enerally, a political party decides what it stands for, writes it up into a platform and, in election campaigns, tries to persuade voters of the worth of its ideas. But congressional Republicans seem a trifle bereft of ideas, except to be against anything President Barack Obama is for. This week, they hit upon a novel solution to that vacuum: Asking the American people to tell them what they should stand for.(All over Washington the think tanks, the incubators of big ideas, are asking: What are we? Chopped liver?) DALE MCFEATTERS The House GOP has launched a website,, and invited the people “to change the way Congress works by proposing ideas for a new policy agenda.” Participants are asked to pick a category — National Security, American Prosperity, for example — and submit their ideas, post responses to others and earn badges for participating. The editor of the letters page in any newspaper could have braced the GOP for what was coming. True, there were serious ideas, especially on taxes, but they were outnumbered by ideas emanating from far out on the fringe. For example, patrioteagle, posts: “america must take over space. why should china have the moon? and brazil? I read a book about it. the secret rocket in space is the right direction. and we can watch everybody from up there.” Immigration was a recurring theme and sparky3001 liked his idea so much that he submitted it three times: “Get the Mexican government to implant chips in all Mexicans in exchange for staying in NAFTA. That way, it will be much easier to round up illegals. You could make it so that an alarm sounds whenever an illegal enters a store.” Dr. Kopek attacked the problem from a different direction: “eliminating minimum wage laws will allow companies to hire many more Americans for just a fraction of the price. If Mexicans can work for 2$ an hour, so can we.” 69coupleAZ mused: “Require all Muslims in the U.S. to wear ankle bracelet transponders so we know where the terrorists are at all times. Like B. HUSSEIN Obama” ninjasrule took a rather more creative approach to national security, surely one the Pentagon never thought of: “We need to train an army of Ninja Cats. Cats are natural born hunters and predators, and it is known that they indeed have 9 lives, many more than the typical human life (being one). They are also excellent at hiding themselves and would be ideal for sneaking into countries and assassinating communist leaders to lessen the ever growing threat of communism, finding key terrorist leaders and shattering the global terrorist network. ... Loyal to their trainers, the cats could rain destruction and fear throughout the world, and if ever captured would never tell who they are serving. ...” MEFreedomFight might have been uncertain about orthography, but was clearly not undecided on this issue: “End the LIBERAL mith of EVOLUSION. My gran-dady aint no monkey” A115764m tackled the drug problem from one perspective: “Legalize all drugs for use by persons over the age of 21.” And he had his reasons, clearly feeling that the pros outweighed the cons: “Pros- 1. More tax revenue for government 2. Less revenue spent on enforcement 3. Less revenue spent on prisons 4. Less revenue for drug lords, gangs 5. More money free to treat those who want to stop. 6. Less crime as prices for drugs will drop. 7. Fewer deaths due to bad drugs. 8. Fewer over dose deaths due to change drug strengths. Cons- 1. More strung out junkies 2. More deaths as more people use drugs.” Potater, however, had quite a different take on the problem: “If a person is found to be growing pot or using ANY drug, they should not be allowed to be a parent. Drugs ruin a person’s judgement. Do it for the kids.” MikeATX addressed a delicate PR issue for the GOP: “Protect the future of the Republican Party by kicking out ALL the closeted gay politicians. That way we won’t embarrassed anymore when they get caught. Keep the lesbians though if they’re hot!” Not all the respondents were grateful for the opportunity to speak out. downout0551 posted: “Your website stinks. I have spent all morning trying to get registered and submit ideas, but all I get is run time errors and locked up screens. Before embarking on a project such as this, you need to make sure the computer resources are available to handle the load.” Say what you will about Americans speaking out, they’re not dull. • • • Dale McFeatters writes columns and editorials for Scripps Howard News Service.


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Philadelphia homicide investigator and major-case supervisor. “If you don’t work a job, then it’s not coming in. That’s the saying around here. So we make our guys work the jobs.” Clearance rates jumped to 75 percent in 2008. The turnaround of solution rates in Philadelphia has been repeated in dozens of police departments around the nation, the Scripps study found. “If police organizations say it’s unacceptable to have clearance rates of 50, 40 even 30 percent, then those rates will rise,” Wellford said. “They begin to institute smart policing in their homicide investigations.” The nation’s most dramatic improvement, according to the Scripps study, was in Durham, where clearances averaged only 39 percent in the 1990s following a dramatic increase in drug-related crime. But the solution rate shot up to an average of 78 percent for the city’s 215 killings since 2000. “This doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” said Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez. Durham’s department uses several best practices espoused by criminologists and Justice Department researchers (see companion article below). In addition, they developed Durham’s Community Response Program to locate witnesses after a major crime. “We will canvass door-to-door to see what information we can get. If necessary, we’ll get up to 100 officers knocking on


sailants — were young, racial- or ethnic-minority males. “The stranger-on-stranger murders, the ones that seem to be motiveless, are much more difficult to solve,” said Bill Hagmaier, a former FBI homicide supervisor who heads the International Homicide Investigators Association. “The higher risk of the victim, the more difficult the case is to solve. Gang members, prostitutes, runaways, these are people who put themselves in harm’s way. They also put themselves in an environment where there is less of a chance that there will be cooperating witnesses.” As a result, there are clear and sometimes cruel patterns to the victims listed among the nation’s 185,000 unsolved homicides since 1980. The Scripps study found that police reported to the FBI that they’d failed to identify the killer — much less, to make an arrest — in nearly one-third of all killings of men compared to only one-fourth of the homicides of women. “In a large percentage of homicides where a woman is the victim, the offender is a close associate — husband, partner or


University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford led a landmark study into how police can improve their murder investigations. ‘If police organizations say it’s unacceptable to have clearance rates of 50, 40 even 30 percent, then those rates will rise,’ he says. doors,” Lopez said. “It’s civilians, police, even elected officials who come out so we can get more witnesses ... witnesses we otherwise would never have gotten. And that builds more trust throughout the neighborhoods.”


While several police departments have shown similar improvements, most have not. The average solution rate fell in 63 of the nation’s 100 largest police departments. City police in Flint, Mich., and Dayton, Ohio, suffered the worst decline in clearance rates among major police departments. The average clearance rate fell more than 30 percent since the 1990s in both cities. “Often we know with some degree of certainty who committed homicides but do not have sufficient witness cooperation needed for proof beyond a reasonable doubt in court,” said Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl. Both Biehl and Flint Police Chief Alvern Lock questioned the accuracy of the clearance data from the FBI. However, the police departments provided the data to the FBI, prompting Biehl to order a staff review of past homicide cases in Dayton. Both cities suffered a substantial decline in manpower, the result of rapidly declining tax bases in their communities following severe cuts in manufacturing jobs. Since 1990, Flint dropped from 330 sworn officers to 185, while Dayton’s force went from more than 500 to 394. “I don’t think you can totally lay this (declining clearances) to the number of sworn officers here. That’s just part of the problem,” said Lock. “Witnesses don’t want to cooperate with police. And now, even the (surviving) victims don’t want to cooperate.” But Lock said budget constraints have hurt. “If I had a magic wand, I’d ask for more money so I could hire more officers. We just need more of everything,” Lock said.

asked if they can identify the killer rather than if they’ve made an arrest — 98 percent of all homicides involving a lover’s triangle or other lover’s quarrels are solved. About 95 percent of all homicides that erupted from an emotional argument over money are also solved. relative,” said University of Maryland Also easily identified are the killers who criminologist Charles Wellford. “Because take human life during an alcohol- or drugthat’s the case, people will be able to tell influenced “brawl” — the term FBI statistiyou about it. There may be many witnesses cians used for a fatal fight regardless of to it including family members.” the kind of weapons used. Police identify The study found that, for much the same the offender in about 90 percent of these reasons, police identify the killer 90 perhomicides. cent of the time in the homicides of chilBut solution rates quickly drop when hudren and infants under the age of 5. These man passion is not the cause. killings often involve family members or Only about two-thirds of all robberyclose friends. The lowest identification rate based homicides are solved. About 63 perof killers (68 percent) is among the homicent of killings committed during an illegal cides of young adults between 20 and 24 drug transaction are solved, as are only 57 years of age. percent of killings over gang-related disThe killer is identified by police about 67 putes. percent of the time when the victim is “When women are victims, by the way, black or Hispanic, and only 64 percent for in cases of gang-related homicides, the black victims between 20 and 24 years old. clearance rates are actually lower than But when the victim is a non-Hispanic when there is a male victim,” said Wellwhite person of any age, a suspect is identi- ford. “We have no idea why.” fied 78 percent of the time. At the bottom of the scale of solution But it’s in the apparent motives of homi- probabilities were the 139,491 homicides in cides where the discrepancies in solution which police were not able to guess at the rates become enormous. motive for the killing. Only 36 percent of According to the FBI’s Supplementary the perpetrators of these truly mysterious Homicide Report — in which police are killings were identified.

Police identify the killer 90 percent of the time in the homicides of children under the age of 5.

State-by-state breakdown of homicide clearance rates Nearly 185,000 cases of homicide and nonnegligent manslaughter went unsolved from 1980 to 2008, according to a Scripps Howard News Service study of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Below are the total number of homicides reported in each state, the rate at which homicides are solved through arrest and the estimated number of unsolved homicides. State .... Homicides .. Clearance .. Unsolved Alabama ......... 11,026 .... 55% ..... 4,974 Alaska ............. 1,256 .... 74 ....... 327 Arizona ............ 9,827 .... 61 ...... 3,791 Arkansas ......... 5,780 .... 82 ...... 1,068 California ........ 82,463 .... 59 ..... 33,456 Colorado ........... 5,198 .... 66 ...... 1,765 Connecticut ...... 4,100 .... 71 ...... 1,203 Delaware ............. 859 .... 72 ........ 244 D.C. .................... 8,066 .... 53 ...... 3,778 Florida .............. 31,715 .... 60 ..... 12,658 Georgia ........ ... 18,383 .... 60 ...... 7,282 Hawaii ................ 1,128 .... 64 ........ 411 Idaho ...................... 937 .... 81 ........ 176 Illinois-1............ 25,254 .... 64 ...... 8,974 Indiana ............... 9,485 .... 57 ...... 4,098 Iowa .................... 1,459 .... 73 ........ 389 Kansas ................ 2,865 .... 55 ...... 1,281 Kentucky ............ 5,443 .... 69 ...... 1,670 Louisiana .......... 16,863 .... 64 ...... 6,110 Maine ..................... 701 .... 80 ........ 139 Maryland .......... 14,004 .... 66 ...... 4,752 Massachusetts .... 5,129 .... 61 ...... 2,022 Michigan ........... 23,682 .... 52 ..... 11,367 Minnesota ............ 3,411 .... 60 ...... 1,358 Mississippi ........... 5,502 .... 73 ...... 1,505 Missouri .............. 11,837 .... 73 ...... 3,176 Montana ................... 528 .... 68 ........ 170 Nebraska ............... 1,462 .... 84 ........ 239 Nevada .................. 4,282 .... 63 ...... 1,597 New Hampshire ...... 501 .... 67 ........ 165 New Jersey ......... 11,381 .... 71 ...... 3,326 New Mexico .......... 3,526 .... 65 ...... 1,224 1 New York .............45,740 .... 65 ..... 16,104 North Carolina .... 16,684 .... 81 ...... 3,155 North Dakota ............ 224 .... 82 ......... 40 Ohio ........................ 15,831 .... 65 ...... 5,501 Oklahoma ................ 6,857 .... 83 ...... 1,132 Oregon ..................... 3,268 .... 64 ...... 1,189 Pennsylvania ......... 19,517 .... 77 ...... 4,427 Rhode Island ............... 980 .... 64 ........ 348 South Carolina .......... 9,461 .... 77 ...... 2,153 South Dakota ............... 320 .... 80 ......... 64 Tennessee ............... 12,080 .... 67 ...... 3,952 Texas ....................... 52,402 .... 71 ..... 15,050 Utah ........................... 1,561 .... 73 ........ 424 Vermont ....................... 295 .... 57 ........ 128 Virginia ................... 12,932 .... 74 ...... 3,335 Washington ............... 6,234 .... 71 ...... 1,826 West Virginia ............ 2,533 .... 82 ........ 449 Wisconsin ................... 5,051 .... 81 ........ 965 Wyoming ....................... 498 .... 89 ......... 55 Note 1: The number of unsolved homicides was estimated for Illinois and New York since these states provide only partial data for the number of clearances. Note 2: The total number of homicides in this report is taken from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and is greater than the totals found in the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report. More police departments report UCR data, which is required for departments to qualify for Justice Department grants.

How some departments are bucking the uncleared case trend Scripps Howard News Service

While homicide clearance rates have declined across the nation from about 90 percent in the 1960s to below 65 percent in recent years, some police departments have bucked the trend. Many of those police departments, including those in Durham, N.C., Santa Ana, Calif., and Polk County, Fla., are using cutting-edge murder-investigation techniques. “We think that all departments could improve their clearance rates if they would provide a priority to homicide clearances and begin to use these best practices that are slowly emerging from the research base,” concluded University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford. Among the most common recommendations by criminology scholars and Department of Justice researchers to improve homicide investigations: • Make homicide clearance a priority. Keep track of the department’s clearance rates. Apply additional resources such as increased manpower or improved training for investigators to clear a backlog of cold cases. If necessary, create a specialized cold-case squad or, better, a multi-departmental cold-case task force. • Make sure homicide supervisors keep track of open cases through so-called “compstat” analysis — usually, computer-based tracking to provide a multilayered approach to personnel and resource management of local crime. Hold regular meetings with homicide investigators. Departments making effective use of Computerized Case-Management Systems (CCMS) were documented to have at least a 5 percent improvement in homicide clearance rates, according to one FBI study.

• Make sure there is sufficient manpower at the crime scene, especially during the first minutes after the discovery of a killing. The latest Justice Department recommendations sug-

gest that a minimum of two, two-person teams be sent to the scene as quickly as possible. Large departments that regularly send eight or 10 experienced investigators to the scene have above-av-

erage clearance results. • Make sure investigators get the time needed to solve murders. Don’t be stingy with overtime, especially when investigators are in hot pursuit of evidence.

Departments that allow senior detectives to approve their own overtime have a 9 percent higher clearance rate, according to FBI data. “That’s something I’ve been yelling about for years.

So now we authorize the payment of overtime so investigators don’t have to worry about being compensated while working the big cases,” said Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez.

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70 Pulitzer-winning poet Conrad __ 71 Flannel shirt pattern 72 Lyon king 74 Island starch source 77 Shopping aids 78 Bathroom luxuries 79 Country divided in 58-Across 81 United 82 "Grey's Anatomy" settings, briefly

84 "For shame!" 87 Granola bar bit 89 Ecolutions pens 90 "1984" setting 91 Asian expanse 92 Easy to get 93 Rorem and Beatty 96 Sci-fi series about people with special powers 99 Costume sparkler 100 Understanding 101 Actress Esther 103 Flaming

104 Composer Copland 105 Former UN leader Kofi 106 Can't help but 107 Fields of study 108 On-ramp sign 110 A whole lot 112 Fridge foray 113 Lot, maybe 114 Nullify 117 "The racer's edge"


Deirdre Parker Smith, Book Page Editor

SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010 • 5D


Book shares with readers the riches of the wild “Settled in the Wild,” by Susan H. Shetterly. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 240 pp. $21.95.


“In this time of transformation, I learned what is worth saving. Beauty is worth saving.”


For the Salisbury Post

I Ocasio and Deagon at Saturday Salon Two North Carolina poets, one relatively new to the scene, the other with years of credits, will read their works and sign copies of their books at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, June 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Grace Ocasio lives in Charlotte with her husband, Edwin. Her poetry has appeared in Rattle, Court Green and Drumvoices Revue. In the future, she has poems scheduled to appear in Revelry and Obsidian III. Ocasio completed a residency at Marilyn Nelson’s Soul Mountain Retreat in East Haddam, Conn. She is a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society, the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Charlotte Writers’ Club. Ocasio’s first chapbook of poetry, “Hollerin from This Shack,” was recently published by Ahadada Books. At her reading, Ocasio will read from her chapbook as well as recent unpublished works. Ann Deagon is a well-known North Carolina poet and author who took her doctorate in classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as Hege Professor of Humanities and Writer in Residence at Guilford College until her retirement. ANN DEAGON She was editor of The Guilford Review, director of Poetry Center Southeast, and was instrumental in establishing the North Carolina Writers’ Network. She continues to present readings and workshops in creative writing and does critiques for NCWN. In addition to acting in theater and film, she has performed her original songs with a comedy troupe of elderly women, “The Wise Cracks.” Deagon is the author of four books of poetry, several chapbooks of poetry, the short story collection Habitats and the novel “The Diver’s Tomb.” Her plays have received reader’s theater production at colleges and theater conferences. Among her many awards has been a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. During Deagon’s reading at Literary Bookpost, the audience may expect song; during her singing, the audience will experience poetry. Literary Bookpost is located at 110 S. Main St. in Downtown Salisbury. For additional information about this event, call 704 630-9788 or visit

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n an increasingly technological, fast-paced era, few people today are able to enjoy the simple but profound riches of a life close to nature. In her book, “Settled in the Wild,” author Susan Hand Shetterly offers a refreshing view of a way of life fast disappearing from the American experience. In a series of short anecdotes, Shetterly provides glimpses into her own life in the woods near the town of Surry, Maine. With simple and direct eloquence, she paints vivid pictures of the townspeople’s unique relationships with the surrounding wildlife, from the deer that feed on the cedars to the cormorants nesting on nearby islands. Although she, like many Americans, did not grow up “in the wild,” the 30-plus years she has spent there have taught her much about life and nature, and she uses her accounts of the human-nature interactions she and other townspeople have witnessed to powerfully remind readers of what was once their birthright — the blessings of a life close to the natural world. A keen observer of detail and an ardent conservationist, Shetterly describes various encounters with animals in beautiful, touching and sometimes tragic or gruesome detail — all with great significance. Through careful word choice and imagery, she points out provocative insights into the fragility of both human and animal life, the often too-latelydiscovered significance of the past, the limitation of human understanding and the consequences of human excesses. She also attaches symbolic significance to many aspects of nature (connecting a beautiful but elusive garter snake with

SUSAN HAND SHETTERLY ‘Settled in the Wild’

summer and the past and a noisy spring-peeper with anxiety and pessimism), thereby calling attention to the lessons that can be learned by simply stepping out-of-doors to observe a bird or an age-old tree. Shetterly’s book is a comparatively quick and easy read, told from the point of view of Shetterly herself, with a mixture of humor, irony, directness and sensitivity, meant for the mature nature-lover. Shetterly’s main intention seems to be both to provide a refreshing story of close-tocreation living and to spur the reader to more fully appreciate and contemplate the natural

world around them. She uses descriptions of the effects of her town’s expansion on more established townspeople and wildlife to point out the contrast between so-called mechanized “progress” — paving roads, building houses, raising formerly wild fish in cages, constructing dams and culverts — and the hard-earned but more spiritually fulfilling life of unconventional self-denial lived close to nature. She writes, “In this time of transformation, I learned what is worth saving. Beauty is worth saving. ... (Something impractical but beautiful) can nourish a person’s mind and

spirit, and people who are fed on the lovely aspects around them enrich the life of my town.” For her, the costs of time and effort involved in preserving a dirt road or a marsh are trivial in comparison to the benefits of personal enrichment safeguarded for both oneself and others. Having abandoned her old home for a small, electricityless cabin after marriage, Shetterly has devoted her energy to a life of unconventional and environmental activism in the middle of a virtual wilderness of woods and wetlands near the Maine coast. This is the setting from which she narrates her tale and from which she has advocated the preservation of local wildlife habitats for many years, working as a wild bird rehabilitator, writer and cofounder of the Surry Wetlands Association. She has written many other works, including “The New Year’s Owl,” contributions to the Maine Times, and several children’s books. “Whatever word we choose to name (the) communion between species — whatever sounds we make to say it — it is both fearless and gentle and it not only enriches lives, it saves them,” Shetterly writes. Perhaps the greatest riches and progress come not from making and acquiring more modern, manmade inventions, but from recognizing the value in what we already have in nature — from a life “Settled in the Wild.”

A lesson on how diseases have influenced history BY GRETCHEN BEILFUSS WITT Rowan Public Library

Working in the History Room at the Rowan Public Library affords the privilege of helping people find their ancestors, where they are buried, when they died and occasionally the cause of death. Folks are often surprised that many of the soldiers from the Salisbury Confederate Prison, buried at what is now the National Cemetery, died not from wounds or on the battlefield, but from some disease. The Quartermaster’s record of the most prevalent diseases at the prison hospital lists the well known diarrhea and pneumonia as well as the more obscure, scorbutus and catarrh, better known as scurvy and congestion. More than twice as many Union troops died in the Civil War from disease than from wounds; not quite double for the Confederates. This is true of nearly all previous wars — the number of casualties from disease outnumber those who expired from wounds or killed outright. How do these catastrophic diseases influence the course of history? In a marvelous and succinct fashion, Bryn Barnard delineates just this question in “Outbreak: Plagues that Changed History.” He examines carefully six specific diseases, the most horrific of a particular era, and explains how they shaped the history of civilization. The plague that swept through Europe in the mid-1300s changed the fabric of society. Dying by the hundreds each day, fully onethird of the population of Europe perished and left a vacuum for the middle class to rise up more free of the feudal system and the church than had been possible before the Black Death. This pandemic continues to rear its ugly head from time to time; in London during the 1660s, and as late as 1994 in India and 2004 in Turkmenistan. Barnard goes on to elucidate other ways in which disease has impacted events. Smallpox played an enormous role in the conquering of the Americas by the British and Spanish invaders. Native Americans both north and south had no immunity with regard to smallpox and were felled by the thousands. British General Amherst, during the French and Indian War, gave smallpox-infested blankets to Native Americans with the ex-

plicit purpose of infecting them. The Spanish conquistadors passed on smallpox with the added bonus of the Native South Americans believing the God of the Spaniards was stronger than their own and causing wholesale conversions to Christianity. As humans moved from one continent to the other, plague and fever followed. The yellow fever endemic to Africa traveled with the Africans onto slave ships and thence to the colonies. Slave revolts in the Caribbean islands were in part possible due to the weakened condition of oppressors succumbing to yellow fever. Crowded conditions in filthy industrial towns and cities brought on outbreaks of cholera and tuberculosis. The “purple death watch” chapter on the great Spanish influenza epidemic following the First World War and the final chapter about how pathogens adapt to medicines conclude this intriguing read. For more in depth information on this fascinating topic, investigate Mary Dobson’s “Disease, the Extraordinary Stories Behind History’s Deadliest Killers.” Other materials include Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone” about the Ebola virus; “Pox Americana” by Elizabeth Anne Fenn, a look at the smallpox epidemic which occurred during the American Revolution and John M. Barry’s “The Great Influenza.” Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited and on a first-come, firstserve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice. Headquarters — Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Absolute Beginners; June 21, 7 p.m., Intermediate Excel; June 29, 1:30 p.m., Beginners Internet. East — June 10, 1 p.m., Intermediate Excel. South — June 14, 7 p.m., Absolute Beginners Word; June 28, 7 p.m., Fun With Flickr. Displays: Headquarters —N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence by Spencer Women’s Club and Rowan Family Abuse Crisis Council; Summer Reading Challenge by RPL and Waterworks Visual Arts Center; South Rowan Doll Club by Jim Beaudoin. East — art by Colleen Walton. May 31: All RPL locations closed for Memorial Day. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on

teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

Summer reading programs Children’s program: This summer, the library invites kids to Make a Splash and join the library for a summer of programs and great reads. The kick-off will be Thursday, June 10, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the South Rowan Regional Location in China Grove; Friday, June 11, 1:30-3 p.m. at the East Branch in Rockwell; and Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.-noon at RPL headquarters in Salisbury. Weekly programs begin on June 14 and run until July 29 with the RPL staff entertaining the youngest participants and professional performers helping the school-age children make a big splash. Performers include the return of RPL’s own Ro and Lo as well as Best of Friends Puppets and Stories; Steve Somers, the Amazing Teacher; Mother Minter; Rags 2 Riches Theatre Troupe; the Almost Amazing Al; and story-telling favorite Ron Jones. Guppies: 12- to 24-month-olds, 10:30 a.m.; Mondays, East Branch; Tuesdays, headquarters; Thursdays, South Library. Each program lasts about 30 minutes; runs the first four weeks. Minnows: 2-year-olds, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, East Branch; Wednesdays, South Library; Thursdays, headquarters. Each program lasts about 30 minutes; runs the first four weeks. Seahorses: 3- to 5-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, South Library; Wednesdays, headquarters; Thursdays, East Branch. Each program lasts 30-45 minutes. Sharks: Rising first- through fifth-graders, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., South Library; Wednesdays, 2 p.m., headquarters; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., East Branch. Programs run about 45 minutes. • June 14-16: Best of Friends Puppets and Storytelling. • June 21-23: Steve Somers Amazing Teacher. • June 28-30: Elisha “Mother” Minter. • July 6-7: Ro and Lo. • July 12-14: Rags 2 Riches, Frog Prince. • July 19-21: Amazing Al Magic Show. • July 26-28: Ron Jones Stories and Music. Calling all Teens: Make Waves

@ Rowan Public Library. Starting June 14 and running through July 29, all rising sixth-graders to 12th- graders may participate in events at the library. Programs will be on Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. at East Branch in Rockwell; Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. at headquarters; Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. at South Rowan Regional in China Grove. Each teen will receive a booklet when they register for summer reading. The booklet is a way to keep track of library dollars, which can be used to bid on prizes at the after-hours, end-of-the-summer Beach Bash. The bash will be at South Rowan Regional in China Grove on July 29. • Letterboxing 101: June 1417 — letterboxing and creating custom stamps. • Light Painting: June 21-24 — paint a digital picture using glow sticks. • Water Crafts: June 28-July 1 — get creative using water and other art supplies. • Underwater Explorations: July 6-8 — Horizons presents an underwater exploration. • Sound Factory: July 12-15 — create your own digital sound effect collection. • Photo Scavenger Hunt: July 12-22, scavenger hunt at the library. • Beach Blast and Prize Auction: July 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., end of summer celebration at South Rowan Regional. Parent and Family Reading Workshops: RPL, Smart Start Rowan and Salisbury-Rowan Reads are sponsoring reading workshops for parents of children ages 0-5. These free, interactive workshops will help parents learn the skills to encourage a love of reading in their children. Presenters will use classic and popular children’s books to model effective techniques in teaching readaloud strategies to parents. Registration is required and space is limited. Call your local branch to register or 704-2168234 for more information. A free book will be given to each workshop family. Workshop are 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Monday, June 21, South Rowan Library, China Grove. • Wednesday, June 23, headquarters, Salisbury. • Monday, June 28, headquarters, Salisbury. • Tuesday, June 29: East Branch, Rockwell. Child care is not provided. Please make arrangements for your children.

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I quit!

Ex-smokers share their stories BY KATIE SCARVEY

Back in 1949, more than half of all adult males smoked, and about a third of all adult females. It’s hard to believe. Of course back then the dangers of smoking — while recognized in certain enlightened circles — were widely ignored. Consider that in 1946, R.J. Reynolds unveiled its “More Doctors Smoke Camels” ad. If our doctors were unconcerned about their smoking, why should anyone else worry? Social stigma surrounding smoking was minimal. Gradually, however, the seriousness of the health risks presented by smoking became clear, and in 1966, cigarette packs began to carry warnings from the surgeon general. Since then, smoking rates have dropped significantly. Now, 20.6 percent of U.S. adults smoke, compared to more than 42 percent in 1965, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s getting tougher to be a smoker. Who wants to be the poor beleaguered smoker, banned from lighting up in public places, scurrying outside to the loading dock in order to get a nicotine fix? Then, there’s the cost. A name brand of cigarettes can cost about $5 locally. Go to New York City to buy a pack, and expect to pay more than $9. All of this is an inducement to give up the habit. And plenty of people have, each in their own way. Here are some of their stories.

Brian Romans

Brian Romans, a waiter at Pinocchio’s, recently hit the 10-week mark of being a nonsmoker. Romans, 27, started smoking at 14, an about face for “the little kid who said ‘cigarettes are gross.’” By the time he quit, he was smoking about a pack and a half a day. Romans quit after reading a book called “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” by Allan Carr. The friend of a friend swore by the book, so he decided to give it a try. ROMANS He’d tried numerous times to quit, always unsuccessfully. He remembers walking to work after finishing the book and having his last cigarette at 9:15 in the morning. “I almost cried,” he says. He’s glad he made the decision, however, and quitting was easier than he thought. The book helped him to think rationally about his smoking, he said. “You brainwash yourself into thinking that smoking that cigarette will make that stress go away,” he said. The book helped him strip away the things ANDY MOONEY/SALISBURY POST

that he thought were true about smoking but weren’t. “At this point, it seems to irrational to have been a smoker,” he says. Quitting smoking is part of a larger plan in his life. He’s eating better, taking vitamins and filling his head with “the kind of literature and things that healthy people fill their heads with,” he says. He’s exercising more — and actually enjoying it — in his post-smoking life. A cyclist, he’s gone from riding at 11-12 miles an hour to riding at 16-17 miles an hour. Before, when he rode, it would be painful, he said. “I would come home and be blown for the day.” He’s also noticed that he has more money these days. That dawned on him, he says, when he realized he was paying his bills faster than he used to. “It’s been fantastic,” he says. “It’s the best thing I ever did for myself.”

Chris Crowell

Chris Crowell, 39, an information technology professional with the Salisbury Post, had his first cigarette when he was about 16. “I didn’t know how to inhale,” he said. “I didn’t smoke for another year.” About a year later, stressed from almost getting into a car accident, he asked a friend for a cigarette. That cigarette led to a habit that stuck for more than 20 years. By his early 20s he had worked up to about a pack and a half a day, and that continued for many years. Crowell had a routine physical in December and CROWELL was told that if his blood pressure didn’t improve, he’d need to go on medication. That visit was the tipping point, he says. He was also struck by seeing a notation on his medical chart about “tobacco abuse.” He and his wife, Angela, made a plan to quit in January. They each got prescriptions for Chantix from their doctors. Chantix is the trade name of the drug verenicline, a drug that helps reduce cravings for cigarettes and decreases the pleasurable effects of cigarettes. He’d tried to quit smoking several times before, he said, but never made it longer than eight hours. This time was different. The Chantix made not having nicotine “less of a problem,” he said, adding that quitting was easier than he thought it would be. Crowell’s reasons for quitting were pretty typical: the usual health concerns. “I enjoyed smoking; it was pleasurable,” he says. “It gave my ADD mind a break.” Still, he’s happy he’s joined the ranks of the non-smoking. “Without a doubt I can breathe better. I can most tell the difference (doing) cardio at the Y.”

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Money up in smoke BY KATIE SCARVEY

One factor driving people to quit smoking is the cost. The price of a pack of cigarettes in many locations has skyrocketed in recent years, in part because of excise taxes, which are intended not only to produce revenue but to discourage smoking. The average pack of cigarettes nationwide is about $5.29 a pack, The federal tax on ciga-

rettes, which jumped 62 cents in April of last year, is $1.01 a pack. The revenue funds expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. States also levy taxes on cigarettes. Since 2002, the average state cigarette tax has gone from 43.4 cents to $1.42 a pack. Rhode island has the highest state tax on a pack of cigarettes, at $3.46 per pack. In New York, the state tax

is $2.75 a pack. But add in national and municipality taxes and a pack of smokes in New York City will run you upwards of $9 a pack. In sharp contrast, South Carolina levies only a seven cent tax per pack — although that is about to change. The S.C. state senate recently voted to raise the tax to 57 cents a pack, overriding Gov. Mark Sanford’s veto. When this goes into effect, Missouri will be the state with

the lowest excise tax on cigarettes, at 17 cents a pack. North Carolina taxes cigarettes at 45 cents a pack, which ranks it 44th in terms of smoker-friendly taxation policies. Cigarette taxes in the major tobacco-producing states are more than a dollar less, on average, than in non-tobaccoproducing states. The national average state tax on cigarettes is $1.42 a pack. (CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS WEBSITE)



2E • SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010


West Rowan student meets Coble in Washington QUIT


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A high school student from Salisbury, Kevin Robinson, travelled to Washington, D.C., earlier this year to participate in a program on the federal government. While in the nation’s capital, Robinson had the opportunity to visit with his congressman, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC). Robinson was a participant in the National Young Leaders Conference. He met with Congressman Coble on March 11 as part of his weeklong program. The two met in Rep. Coble’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Kevin is a junior at West Rowan High School. He is the son of Clarissa and Thomas Robinson of Salisbury.

masters met Tuesday, May 18 at United Cabarrus Insurance. Tim Pryor was toastmaster and his theme was Home “Club” Improvement. Mike Craig was voted Best Evaluator and June Pryor was voted Best Table Topics. Ann Carroll was voted Best Speaker. Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International and meets on the first and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at United Cabarrus Insurance offices, 832 Arbor Street NE, Concord. Interested persons are welcomed as guests. For information, contact Ken Miller at 704-786-5244.

On Saturday, May 1, group of ladies from R. A. Clement High School met at Ryan’s on Jake Alexander Boulevard for fellowship and food. The ladies were part of the 1962 graduating class from R. A. Clement High School where Mr. George Knox was principal. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Carrie Turner Bennett, Queen Price Culbertson, Emma Jean Gaither and Mary Wilson Lassiter. Second row: Leathia Fleming Fuller, Libby Culbertson Blackwell, Louise Tabor Clement, Dianne Hall Rankin, Dorothy Geter Turner and Margie Krider. Back row: Minnie Porter, Shirley Montgomery Geter, Naomi Gray Watkins and Alice Faye Stockton. Special guests were Brenda Avery, Katie Crawford from Inman, S.C., Minnie Porter from Jamica, N.Y. and Mary Whitaker from Alabama.

The Beta Sigma Phi chapters in the Salisbury-Rowan area celebrated the 79th Founder’s Day anniversary hosted by the Iota Psi chapter. Other chapters in attendance at the First Methodist Church in China Grove on April 27 were Xi Alpha Delta, Xi Delta Chi and Lambda Master. Tables were decorated in the 2009-2010 theme “Share Our Passport to Adventure.” A proclamation issued by Salisbury mayor Susan Kluttz proclaimed the week of April 27 as Beta Sigma Phi week in the Salisbury-Rowan area. The new theme for 20102011 will be “New Paths to Friendship.” A candlelight service was held to honor deceased member Esther Brower by her Lambda Master chapter. Woman of the year awards were presented to Karen Smith, Iota Psi; Peggy Coxie, Xi Alpha Delta; Debbie Tinsely, Lambda Master and Martha Hurley, Xi Delta Chi. The city council’s woman of the year was Linda Tut-

He’d started going to the Y several years ago before he quit smoking and gave up the exercise after a few months because, he says, his lungs were revolting. “My lungs said it was either one or the other (exercise or smoking).” That time, he chose smoking. He’d tried to quit several times before, he says, but the best he’d done was go to eight waking hours without a cigarette. Smoking, he says, is the only real regret in his life. “The only thing I would change, if I could go back, would be smoking,” he says.

Kurt Corriher

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R. A. Clement High class of 1962 reunion. terow. Also honored was Alice Richie, who placed second in the Alpha Omega nomination at the Carolinas convention

held in Concord. The Alpha Omega nominee for the upcoming year was Kathy Killiam.


Knoxville bridge tourney set The Duplicate Bridge Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive, will be the playing site for the Knoxville, Tenn. Summer Sectional Tournament scheduled for June 3-6. Phoebe Beard and Marie Pugh placed first in the weekly duplicate game last Tuesday evening at BILLY the SalisBURKE bury Woman’s Club. Other winners were: Gloria Bryant and Steve Moore, second; Myrnie and John McLaughlin,

third; Anna and David Goff, fourth. This was the deal on Board 3 from Tuesday’s game: South dealer, only E/W vulnerable NORTH Q6  K 10 8 4 2 532 AK2 WEST  K2 4 J73  K 10 8 4 QJ83

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The Beard/Pugh pair defeated their West opponent’s three diamonds contract two tricks for the best N/S score on this deal. The David Goffs played a three spades contract, making three, for the top E/W score. In the Evergreen Club’s May 21 duplicate game Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh placed first. Other winners were: Myrnie and John McLaughlin, second; Gloria Bryant and Betsy Bare, third.    Billy Burke is ACBL, Life Master director of the Salisbury Woman’s Club weekly duplicate games.

Joleigh Davis

A daughter, Joleigh Grace, was born to Cindy Jo Davis and Luke Tyler Davis of Salisbury on April 29, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Gerald Lee and Wanda B. Davis of Fayetteville W.V. and the late Koneta A. and James E. Arthur Sr.

Andrew Myrick Anna Myrick

A son and a daughter, Andrew Robert and Anna Grace, were born to James Robert and Christina Eddleman Myrick of Salisbury on May 6, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and Anna weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. They have a brother, Colby, 10. Grandparents are Albert Eddleman of Shallotte, Susan Eddleman of Salisbury and Bobbie and Jim Myrick of Salisbury.

Critics won’t see ‘Killers’ before opening day LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’ve probably seen the billboards, bus-stop ads and television spots for “Killers”: They’re everywhere, featuring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher juggling guns and bantering over super-secret identities. But critics won’t see the film before it appears in theaters, part of a growing strategy in Hollywood that relies more on social networking to promote new releases instead of riskier movie reviews. Lionsgate, which is releasing the action comedy, has planned what’s known as a “courtesy screening” for critics the morning of June 4, the day the film opens. It’s a tactic studios normally use when there’s a guaranteed niche audience, such as for horror movies or ones based on video games — the logic being that fans of the genre will show up, regardless of reviews. But “Killers” is a mainstream romantic comedy with two A-list stars and a production budget of about $70 million — which is high for Lionsgate, known for the Tyler Perry movies, the “Saw” series and the Oscar-

winning “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Robert Luketic, who previously worked with Heigl on last summer’s critically savaged “The Ugly Truth,” is the director. This time, the studio said it would rather have viewers decide for themselves whether the movie is worthwhile, then write about it on Twitter or Facebook. In “Killers,” Heigl stars as a lovesick woman who thinks she’s found the perfect man in Kutcher’s character, only to discover his secret life as an international assassin once they’ve married and moved to suburbia. “We want to capitalize on the revolution in social media by letting audiences and critics define this film concurrently,” Lionsgate said in a statement late Wednesday. “In today’s socially connected marketplace, we all have the ability to share feedback instantly around the world. In keeping with this spirit, Lionsgate and the filmmakers want to give the opportunity to moviegoing audiences and critics alike to see ‘Killers’ simultaneously, and share their thoughts in the medium of their

choosing. We felt that this sense of immediacy could be a real asset in the marketing of `Killers.”’ Paramount Pictures similarly refrained from showing critics its big-budget “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” last year, saying it wanted regular folks to define it instead. The studio intentionally aimed the blockbuster at the heartland, at cities and audiences outside the entertainment vortexes of New York and Los Angeles. But Paramount also acknowledged the decision was driven by the disparity between the overwhelmingly negative reviews “Transformers: Rise of the Fallen” received earlier that summer and its domestic gross of over $400 million. “G.I. Joe” received just 28 percent positive reviews on the Movie Review Intelligence website but it made over $150 million domestically. There’s usually no need to withhold movies from critics, regardless of the genre, said Brent Simon, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. “The studios are operating under the false premise

that critics somehow hate genre films, that they’re not going to give them a fair shake, and empirically that’s simply not proven out,” said Simon, a critic for Screen Daily. For example, Lionsgate didn’t screen the Jason Statham action sequel “Crank: High Voltage” before its opening last year and it still received 62 percent positive reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes website. “I feel like they don’t really have their finger on the pulse of the fan community,” Simon said. “For people who are really into films, what the Internet has done — through message boards and a plethora of other sites that report on film — is it’s opened up this world whereby they’re able to see not only the goingson of production but also of marketing. So when there are no reviews of a film the week of release, that message gets out there. “It doesn’t really matter what their interests or predilections are as far the types of films they’re interested in, but people smell a stinker,” he added. “They take that into account and it’s a potential strike or demerit on a film.”

It took Kurt Corriher three times to quit smoking. He remembers the exact date he smoked his last cigarette — Dec. 22, 1979. Corriher, a professor in Catawba College’s theatre department, says he’d tried a couple of times to quit, and had done so successfully — once for a year CORRIHER and another for two years. The second stretch of nonsmoking, he says, ended when he had to smoke on stage to play the role of Tom in “The Glass Menagerie.” Smoking on stage soon filtered into his regular life, and his habit was back. A dramatic natural setting helped him quit for good. He and two friends were cross-country skiing at Oregon’s Crater Lake, a “gorgeous, pristine place” that had just gotten two feet of fresh snow. He and his friend Mike, also a smoker, were chagrined when they realized they were huffing and puffing behind Mike’s girlfriend, who was 8 or 10 years older, and skiing with ease. “We looked at each other and said, ‘This is ridiculous.’ And we made a pact to quit.” The setting, he believes, was important. “The air was so clean and pure ... and I just felt like, this is what I’m separating myself from by smoking. I’m separating myself from nature. I can’t smell anything, taste anything, I can’t breathe.” Although Mike didn’t keep the pact, Kurt did.

Did you know? • Approximately 70 percent of smokers want to quit completely. • About 40 percent of smokers try to quit each year. • The cigarette industry spent $12.5 billion on advertising and promotions in 2006 (latest available data) • Eighty-three percent of young smokers (aged 1217) choose the three most heavily advertised brands. • The total economic costs associated with cigarette smoking are estimated at $10.47 per pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S. • Each day in the U.S., about 3,900 people between the ages of 12 and 17 will smoke their first cigarette. • Worldwide, smokers die 13-14 years earlier than nonsmokers. • The economic burden of smoking is estimated at $96 billion a year, which counts medical expenditures and the cost of lost productivity. • West Virginia has the highest smoking rate, 26.6 percent. Utah has the lowest, at just 9.2 percent.

Who smokes? • 32.4 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native

“I haven’t smoked a cigarette since,” he says.

Ashley Jo Farmer

Like Brian, Ashley Jo Farmer also started smoking when she was 14, back in 1991. She quit last year, at age 32, after an unsuccessful attempt several years ago. “I just decided I didn’t want to smoke anymore, and that was that.” Quitting cold turkey was tough, she says, but her mind was FARMER made up. “Being a professional singer and a smoker just wasn’t working,” she said. “The difference in my health and voice in the year since I quit is amazing! Just ask anyone who knows me what a change there’s been in my life. “I love being a non-smoker. It was the best thing I ever did for my health, my career, my appearance, my hair and my family.”

Mary Ann Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson, director of community and foundation relations for Lutheran Services for the Aging, has been an on-again off-again smoker. She started in 1970 and smoked until 1976, then picked it up again in 1978 and smoked for another seven years until she got pregnant. She remembers a time when smoking was even acceptJOHNSON able in college classrooms. Since then, she’s picked it up a few times and stopped, the last time in 2007. “I loved smoking, and if it wasn’t such a health issue, I’d light one up right now,” she said.

Sam Post

Some people, like writer Sam Post, have replaced smoking with nicotine gum. Post says he quit in 1997 after a “particularly POST heady coughing spell” and says he’s chewed nicotine gum ever since.

adults • 22 percent of white adults • 21.3 percent of African American adults • 15.8 percent of Hispanic adults • 9.9 percent of Asian American adults. • 31.5 percent of adults who live below the poverty line smoke • 19.6 percent of adults who live at or above the poverty level.

N.C. Smoking facts • 20.9 percent of North Carolina adults smoke, slightly more than the national average • Smoking is greatest among 18-24 years olds, at 26.1 percent • Among those with less than a high school equivalency diploma, the smoking rate is 41.3 percent. • Only 5.7 percent of adults with a graduate college degree smoke. • North Carolina’s smoking-attributable mortality rate ranks 38th among states. Among adults 35 and up, more than 12,300 died as a result of tobacco use per year, on average (2000-2004). — INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND WWW.TOBACCO.ORG.


Proctoring an EOG test Initially, proctors help the classroom teacher hand out highliters, scratch paper, calculators, super-secret test booklets and, of course, plenty of no. 2 pencils. Once testing begins, proctors cruise the room, weaving in and out of desks to make sure that students fill in bubbles on the correct section of the answer sheet. After about 200 laps, dizziness set in and I took a seat in the middle of the room. A poster on the wall called the “Essential 55” caught my eye. An odd mix of etiquette, classroom policies and life lessons, the “55” gave sound advice like “make eye contact,” “hold the door” and “take only your share.” The poster’s list of offensive behaviors to avoid was quite specific, including “do not smack lips, tsk, roll eyes or show disrespect with gestures,” “do not brag” and, my personal favorite, “do not bring smelly chips into the school building.” Do schools have escalators? If so, the “55” admonished students to “stand to the right and walk to the left.” Perhaps CharlotteDouglas Airport could hang a few copies of the “55” throughout the terminal. The poster offered several thoughtful if unrealistic tips for students on field trips, including “enter a public building quietly” and “shake the hand of every

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Comedian Drew Carey, wearing a loud black-and-white checkered blazer, marched into City Hall in his hometown on Thursday and told council members what they’re doing wrong. Respectfully, of course. “I don’t envy anybody at this table,” Carey said during the three-hour-long discussion. “I know what’s it like to try and change something.” “The Price is Right” host, who grew up in Cleveland, was invited to meet with city council members to discuss his ideas for economic reform in the struggling city on Lake Erie, which has been bleeding revenue and people for decades. Last month, Carey peddled his ideas in a series of 10minute online videos about Cleveland produced by, a website affiliated with the Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan, libertarian-leaning group. The debate dredged up familiar woes that Clevelanders have bemoaned for years but have been unable to defeat: decaying infrastructure, job losses and underperforming schools, among other problems. As council members listened warily, Carey urged the city to privatize government-

chaperone.” Before the author scored the poster-writing gig, I suspected that he or she had spent time working at a Holiday Inn when I read, “In a hotel room, leave a tip for the people who clean your room.” Slightly out of place on a poster that hangs in a middle school, but good to remember nonetheless. An extra six-pack also makes a thoughtful tip. Domestic is fine. I resumed cruising and while I circled the room, I studied the students hunched over their bubble sheets and began trying to guess their names. After the test, I had the students to myself for a few minutes. Let me assure you, I WAS NEVER ALONE WITH AN ANSWER SHEET. When they started to get a bit rowdy (who wouldn’t after three hours in a silent, stuffy room?), I told them about my game and promised to reveal their new names if they sat quietly. Most squealed with delight or grinned with approval as I walked past and dubbed them “Catelyn,” “Jordan” or “Ashley.” However, two girls weren’t exactly pleased with their new monikers and asked me politely to make up new ones. I had named them “Emily” and “Margaret.”

owned businesses, examine its zoning laws and become more business-friendly. “We’re not at all suggesting that if you do this one thing, your whole life will be solved,” Carey said. “But whatever combination you have here in Cleveland just isn’t cutting it.” Council members bristled at many of Carey’s suggestions and defended the city’s efforts to pull itself out of a slump. “They’ve been making jokes about Cleveland for a long time,” Council President Martin Sweeney said. “Cleveland has not been a joke for a long time.” Others said Carey was proposing simplistic solutions to very complex problems. Councilman Michael Polensek, the longest-serving council member, went on a long rant about how policies enacted by federal and state officials have crippled Cleveland’s urban areas. He also complained that businesses have failed to invest in the downtown area. “You wanna help Cleveland?” Polensek said. “Bring ’The Price is Right’ to Cleveland.” Carey said he’s tried to take the show on the road before but high production costs forced him to scrap the idea. But Gillespie said that attitude — waiting for help to arrive rather than seeking it

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CRESTON — Amanda Louise Safrit of China Grove and Jason Eugene Earnhardt of Wilmington were united in marriage May 22, 2010, in a 2 p.m. outdoor ceremony by the New River at Riverview Community Center. The Rev. Dr. David Appleby officiated. The ceremony was followed by a reception. The bride was escorted by her father, Michael R. Safrit. Attendants included sister of the groom AnnMarie Earnhardt of Chapel Hill; brother and sister-in-law of the bride Chad and Mandy Safrit of China Grove; and niece of the bride Kaylea Safrit of Gahanna, Ohio. JaneBatson Mason of Kuwait was flower girl, and their pets, Tristan Safrit and Montana Earnhardt, were ring bearers. German marriage rituals were performed with the bride and groom during the reception by friends of the groom from Germany. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Safrit of China Grove and the granddaughter of Mary Jane Safrit and the late James R. Safrit and the late Thomas A. and Viola R. Sechler. A graduate of First Assembly Christian School of Concord, Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University and is studying for her master’s degree in Christian Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary of Charlotte. She is employed by South Rowan Academy. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Earnhardt of Concord and the grandson of the late Nellie and Frank Earnhardt, Mickey Biggers of Concord and the late Guy Biggers. Also a graduate of First Assembly Christian School, Jason received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is employed by Cape Fear Community College of Wilmington. The couple are making their home in China Grove. R123532

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Katie Suzanne Shoe of Salisbury and Sean Patrick Flynn of Powell, Ohio, were united in marriage May 6, 2010, at The Historic Rice Mill. Mr. Allen Johnson officiated the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, David Shoe, and attended by her sister, Jodi Shoe, as maid of honor. Sisters of the groom Erin and Brenna Flynn were bridesmaids. Kyle Flynn stood as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen included Brandon Smith and Ryan Conway. Ring bearer was Jackson Balemian of Columbus, Ohio. Special readings were given by Haley Barrier of Salisbury and Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson of Dublin, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of David and Cathy Shoe of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Joan H. Barrier. A summa cum laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she is a graduate student in the University of Toledo Physician Assistant program. The groom is the son of Tim and Brenda Flynn of Powell, Ohio, and the grandson of James and Mary Lou Brown and John and Beverly Flynn. Also a summa cum laude graduate of Johnson & Wales, he is employed by Interior Supply, Inc. The couple are living in Maumee, Ohio. R123541

Karen Larimore Wilkinson, daughter of James E. (Eddie) and Millie Thompson of Spencer, graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., Friday, May 7, 2010, with a Master of Arts Degree in English, Technical and Professional Communication concentration and a 4.0 GPA. She presented her Comprehensive Assessment Project (CAP), “Youth Alcohol Consumption: Risk Factors and Influences,” on Thursday, April 22, 2010 during her CAP panel interview. Wilkinson worked directly under the supervision of Dr. Donna Kain and in association with Dr. Michelle Eble and Dr. Kirk St. Amant during the assessment proceedings. Wilkinson serves as the Public Information Officer and Communications Manager for the City of Salisbury and is a 2010 recipient of the City of Salisbury’s Keys to Excellence Customer Service Award. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia’s Leading Educating and Developing (LEAD) program conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in Charlottesville, Va. Wilkinson received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Studies and Media Literacy and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2007. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Commercial Graphics and Design from Randolph Technical Institute and holds certifications as both a Web Designer and a Flash Animator. Wilkinson is a member of the North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO), the North Carolina City and County Communicators (NC3C) and the Project SAFE Neighborhoods (PSN) Salisbury-Rowan task force. Wilkinson’s daughter, Savannah, is a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. R123547

Pence Graduates Rebecca Raffety Pence, daughter of Mr. Eric and Dr. Carla Pence, graduated summa cum laude and as a valedictorian from North Carolina State University Saturday, May 15, 2010, with a degree in communication-public relations and minors in psychology and Spanish. She also graduated as a University Scholar and received the Communication Department’s Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremony. Rebecca plans to pursue a career in the communication or public relations field. She is a 2006 graduate of West Rowan High School. R123534


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Simmons Graduates Michael Lee Simmons Jr. of Salisbury graduated from Pfeiffer University in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Studies. A dean’s list student, he was recipient of the Elizabeth Holmes Hurley and James Hurley Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Blanche L. and Hubert A. Ritchie Scholarship. Michael has been studying in the electrical engineering program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since January. The son of Michael and Judy Simmons of Salisbury, he graduated from West Rowan High School in 2006. R123544


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Brandon Raye Brothers of Mount Ulla graduated May 9, 2010, from Appalachian State Roger “Keith” Redman and Laurie Pyle Redman of Cleveland University with a Bachelor of celebrated their 10th anniversary May 26, 2010. They were married Science Degree in Recreation May 26 2000, in Salisbury. Management and a minor in Keith is a supervisor in the Sociology. Brandon was a 4-year Fleet Division for The City Of wrestler on the Mountaineer Salisbury, and Laurie is a domeswrestling squad and a member tic engineer. Their children are of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Keith Dixon, Kayla Elizabeth, A 2006 graduate of South Danielle Carolyn, Nathaniel Rowan High School, he is the Robert Andrew, Daniel Carlton son of Raye and Pam Brothers and Tristan Jacob, all of of Mount Ulla. He is pursuing a Cleveland, and Ashley Lauren career in Outfitting (Hunting and Amanda Lynn of Kannaand Fishing Guide). R123539 polis. They have one grandson, Zackary of Kannapolis, and one grandson due in September. The couple express thanks to the Lord for their lives together and their salvation. God is good! For



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The five generations featured above include great-great-grandmother Patsy Young seated in the back holding infant Kyrstin Walton. Great-grandmother Ann Chaffin is seated next to them. In the front are the infant’s father, R.J. Walton, and her grandmother, Christy Williams.

Ronald Lee Turbyfill, Jr. received the Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law on Sunday, May 9, 2010, in the Dean E. Smith Center. Lee is the son of Dr. Ron and Kim Turbyfill of Landis and the grandson of Jeri Lee Goodnight and the late Dr. Art Lee. At UNC, he was an article and note editor on the First Amendment Law Review during his junior and senior years. Lee graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in history from Wake Forest University in May 2007. The president of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, his honor’s thesis, “Pirates and Piety: North African Piracy and Slavery in the Early Modern Era,” won the Richard Worden Griffin Research Prize in Global History. Lee graduated Valedictorian from East Rowan High School in 2003 and has spoken at local organizations and churches in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Lee has moved to Houston to take the Texas Bar Exam in preparation of working for his uncle, Donald L. Turbyfill, with the law firm of Devlin, Naylor, and Turbyfill. R123542


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Gary Eugene “Cotton” Miller and Marcine Moore Miller of Landis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 28, 2010. They were married May 28, 1960, at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in China Grove by the Rev. C.M. Voyles. Gary is the son of the late Francis and Sybil Miller of Landis. He retired from the Town of Landis Water Works Department after 35 years of service. Marcine is the daughter of the late Willis and Mary Moore of China Grove. She is employed part-time at Fleming Candy Co. in Salisbury. The couple have two children, Gina White (Delan) of Statesville and Gary E. Miller Jr. (Reneé) of China Grove. Their granddaughters are Erin Hagan (Brendan) of Raleigh, Jami Guill, Lauren White and Carli White of Statesville and Samantha Ervin (Justin) of Landis. Their greatgrandchildren are Ayden Guill of Statesville and Miley Ervin of Landis. The couple celebrated with a day in the North Carolina mountains and dinner with the family. They will celebrate at a later date with a trip to the coast. R123535

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Livengood of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their niece, Ktlyn Amber Livengood, to Landon James Beard of Salisbury. Ktlyn is the granddaughter of David and Betty Hatter and the late Charles and Helen Livengood, all of Mount Pleasant, Pa. A 2010 graduate of West Rowan High School, she is employed by Palms Restaurant. Landon is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Beard of Salisbury and the grandson of the late Edgar and Louise Wright of Baker, La., and the late Ernest and Naomi Beard of Peru, Ind. A 2008 graduate of West Rowan High School, he is employed at Liberty Commons. The wedding is in July at Thyatira Presbyterian Church. R123533

Wingate 60th Anniversary

Clifton Ellis Wingate and Louise Parker Wingate of Salisbury celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 27, 2010, at a surprise family dinner at the Wrenn House. The Wingates were married May 27, 1950, at Associate Reform Presbyterian Church in Troutman. Cliff retired from Raylass Department Store/U.S. Factory Outlet, where he was president and chief operations officer, and Louise worked for the J.C. Penney Distribution Center as secretary until 1955, when the couple moved to Salisbury. They have one daughter, Beverly Wingate West and husband Lee of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Brittany Leigh West and Jonathan Parker West, both of Charlotte. R123536

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Robert Lee Sides Jr. and Doris E. Sides of Salisbury are celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary May 31, 2010. In May 2008, their children and grandchildren hosted a surprise vow renewal service and dinner at Canaan Baptist Church for their 50th anniversary. The Sides’ were married May 31, 1958, in South Carolina. Robert was previously employed by Bamby Bakery until becoming disabled. Doris retired after 32 years with PCA in Spencer. Their children are Teressa (Glenn) Craven, Tamara (Rick) Moose and Chad (Amy) Sides, all of Salisbury. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Happy 52nd anniversary, Nanny and Paw Paw. We love you and think you both are the best! Love, Your kids, grandkids and great-grandkid. R123546

Sunscreen changes expected, but not before summer WASHINGTON (AP) — A clearer, more meaningful standard for sunscreen labels is coming soon to a lotion near you, but not in time for the summer beach season that kicks off this Memorial Day weekend. The Food and Drug Administration is working to finish new labeling rules that have been years in the making, but not before October. The current labeling system for sunscreen products is problematical, concedes Dr. James Spencer, spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology. But as millions throng to the beaches, he counsels: “Sunscreen is the best you can do for now, and we’re working on better.” The idea behind the new federal regulations is to make labels less confusing, so consumers know exactly what kind of protection they’re getting. Most sunscreens on the market boast “broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.” There’s a standard test to determine protection from the ultraviolet-B rays that cause sunburn — the familiar SPF rankings that tell people how long they can stay out in the sun before a burn. But there is not a standard test to check protection from ultraviolet-A rays, the ones linked to cancer and wrinkles. That means it’s not clear how much UVA protection people are getting from their sunscreens. The rules expected this fall would change that, with a standard testing protocol and a proposed four-star UVA rating system. It would spell out the protection level as “low,” “medium,” “high,” or “highest” — with one star representing low UVA protection, and four the highest protection available. In the meantime, Spencer, a dermatologist in St. Petersburg, Fla., says people need to be sure to slather on plenty of sunscreen — a shot glass full of lotion for adults. Most people only put on about 25 to 50 percent of the lotion they need to protect them, he said. He recommends a sun-

Alisha R. Brown of Cooleemee graduated from Appalachian State University in August 2009 with a Master of Science in Exercise Science, also receiving her Clinical Exercise Specialist certification. Alisha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Buelin of Cooleemee and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brown of Salisbury. She is the granddaughter of Jo Creason and the late Denny Creason. Alisha has recently accepted a job with Duke University Medical Center in Durham.


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John Max “Jay” Henderlite III of Salisbury graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law May 17, 2010, with a Juris Doctor. A member of the Wake Forest Law Review, Jay received the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s award and was recognized as the outstanding Family Law student. A 2002 graduate of Salisbury High School, Jay received a BA in History from Davidson College in 2006. He is the son of John and Henrietta Henderlite of Salisbury. R123543

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Long-awaited changes are coming to improve sunscreens, but not in time for this summer. Even so, experts say the best advice for those heading to the beach is to glob on that sunscreen, and plenty of it. screen with broad spectrum protection — UVA and UVB — and it should be at least an SPF 30. Other tips: —Apply sunscreen a halfhour before going outside. It takes that long to start working. —Re-apply every few hours, especially if swimming or playing sports. —Limit exposure during the peak UV hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The four-star rating system for UVA protection was first proposed in 2007. The FDA’s Dr. Matthew Holman says the agency received over 3,000 comments in response to the UVA-rating system, with many for and against. The opposition said consumers will still find the label confusing because of the two separate rating systems, a numerical SPF rating for UVB and a four-star rating for UVA protection. Holman, deputy director at FDA’s division of nonprescription regulation development, said the agency is still evaluating the comments. He would not say if the final rule would adopt the four-star system. The new rules, as proposed, would also cap the highest SPF value at 50. Anything above that would be labeled “50 plus.” Holman says it is not clear there’s an accurate test to prove sun protection factor above 50.


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Derek Gummo and Grace Misenheimer are ready for the West Rowan prom.

ho says all tuxedos look alike? In addition to smiling faces, these prom pictures sent in by Post readers show young men heading to their proms in everything from a kilt to a cowboy hat. These days anything goes. Photographs are as much a part of the prom tradition as corsages and boutonnieres. After weeks of planning and hours of preparation — especially for the young women — the end results will be saved for posterity. It’s been said that newspapers are a snapshot of history. Prom pictures are a snapshot of the teenage years, when all the studying and playing and growing and exploring halt for a split second — and the moment is captured forever, to be saved and lost and found again. Many thanks to the readers who shared these photos. If you have photos from a social event or fundraiser you’d like to see on “On the Town,” please e-mail them to Please include your name and daytime phone number, the names of the people in the photos and information about the event. Photos can also be submitted on by clicking on Salisbury Postables photos, going to “Groups” and clicking on “Day in the Life.”


Madelyn Sifford and Mitch Brinkley pose for a picture before the East Rowan prom.


Dorie Sapp, Candace Fraley and Lacey Teeter pose for a picture before going to the East Rowan High School prom.


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WELCOME TO THE POPS! Greetings from Mayor Susan Kluttz and Post Publisher Greg Anderson P.O. Box 4639 Salisbury North Carolina 28145-4639

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After celebrating our newspaper’s centennial in 2005, we’re now celebrating a new community tradition: the sixth-annual Pops at the Post with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Attendees of our inaugural concert wanted an encore performance, and community leaders and businesses stepped up to make that wish come true. Five years later, Pops at the Post is going strong. Maestro David Hagy has once again planned a concert to appeal to a wide audience. Adults and children alike will love hearing what have become our concert standards. With the theme of “Family,” this year’s concert promises more surprises and another outstanding lineup of music. What better way to enjoy a summer evening than with good friends, good food and good music? As always, we’ll take the time to honor area service personnel. I hope you’ll get a chance to see the Army National Guard’s stationary helicopter display up-close. Be sure to check out other vehicles on display, too. Again, welcome to the Salisbury Post for Pops at the Post. We look forward to having you with us the evening of June 5. Thanks for your support, thanks for reading the Salisbury Post and visiting, and enjoy the show!

Dear Community Members, Again this year, I’d like to thank everyone for the wonderful gift that’s been given to Salisbury and Rowan County — the sixth-annual Pops at the Post. “A once-in-a-lifetime event” was the way concert-goers described the Salisbury Post’s centennial concert in 2005. But thanks to local businesses, individuals and a foundation, the Pops at the Post has become an annual tradition. We’d also like to pay special tribute to our local military personnel. I am pleased that the concert continues to honor our hometown heroes. The Army National Guard will supply a stationary helicopter for the public to tour throughout the day. Other vehicles will be on display as well. Of course, this magical event would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We are most grateful to our presenting sponsors, Jim and Gerry Hurley, F&M Bank and the Post. Without their generous lead gifts, this event would not have been possible. Other significant gifts this year include: • Robertson Family Foundation, Food Lion and Fred and Alice Stanback, platinum sponsors; • BB&T, Rowan Regional Medical Center and Duke Energy, gold sponsors; • Bank of North Carolina, First Bank, Community One Bank, Wachovia Bank, Trinity Oaks, Tom and Martha Smith and Caniche, silver sponsors; • Community Bank of Rowan, Taylor Clay Products, Bill and Nancy Stanback, Ramsay Burgin Smith Architects and Salisbury Academy, patron sponsors. In-kind donations have come from Wachovia, First Bank, Cheerwine, Miller Davis Studios, City of Salisbury, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. and Kent Bernhardt.

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A special thank you to the Salisbury Post for providing the perfect location. Please don’t miss this exciting evening. See you June 5!

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Special thanks to Andy Mooney and Wayne Hinshaw, whose photographs of last year’s concert appear throughout this special section of Pops at the Post.



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Author of The Business Guide to Sustainability Host of the Sustainable Today TV show Founder of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals The Center for the Environment at Catawba College will facilitate two day-long workshops on “Sustainability: Improving your Triple Bottom Line” on Wednesday, June 9, at the Center facility on the Catawba campus in Salisbury and on Thursday, June 10, in the Old Cabarrus Bank Building in Kannapolis. They are designed especially for people in business and municipal government. Hitchcock notes that the triple bottom line refers to economic performance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. “Sustainability isn’t just about being more ‘green,’” she says. “Research shows that companies pursuing sustainability actually provide a higher shareholder return. They find it easier to attract talented employees, have higher productivity and a better public image. Sustainability gives these organizations an edge.” Due to the generosity of our partnering organizations, the cost is only $35 per person, which includes lunch.

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Family a key element in Pops at the Post B Y S USAN S HINN

For The Salisbury Post

With the theme of “Family,” the sixth-annual Pops at the Post brings families to the forefront. This year’s edition of the Pops, featuring the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Post’s loading dock in the 100 block of North Church Street. Seating is available in the First Bank and Post employee parking lots. Tailgating is available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1 p.m. The lots will close by 7 p.m. or when full. Because so many people have begun coming to tailgate, guidelines are in place this year for all tailgaters. (Please see article on page 6F for more information.) With growth always comes the need for change. Another change in this year’s program is that the Blackhawk flyover will not take place, although there will be a stationary helicopter display throughout the day. Mayor Susan Kluttz placed several calls to Major General William Ingram, adjutant general of the North Carolina National Guard, who is based in Raleigh. He told her that “demand and stress on Army Aviation to meet its WarTime requirements ... prevents the use of these assets in public affairs missions.” He was gracious enough, however, to offer a Blackhawk for display. “Of course I am disappointed,” Kluttz says, “because it’s been a special part of our concert since 2006. I certainly understand the situation of our National Guard. We are still at war. This is a minor sacrifice compared to what other people are sacrificing.” Over the past year, Kluttz has developed a new perspective on family, the theme of this year’s concert.

She became a grandmother. William Clarence Kluttz IV was born Oct. 19, 2009, in San Diego, to Bill and McLean Kluttz, her son and daughter-in-law. Young William came to Salisbury for the first time in May — just in time for the opening of The Norvell Theater. “I did take him with me on stage,” Kluttz says. “He joined me in my welcome.” At 7 months, William is not yet talking, but Kluttz hopes he’ll call her “Bubbles.” He smiles whenever she says the word. “It does give me a new perspective on youth,” Kluttz admits. “I’ve waited a long time for this baby.” She has a concern not only for the world in which her grandson will grow up as well as a renewed concern for the children she represents. “The city has focused on the family these last several years,” she says. “The council has a focus on youth, which began with gang prevention and has developed into a new youth initiative. Anything we do to help a child have a successful future can help every child. “Nearly every council meeting, we will recognize and uplift a community activity that is supportive of young people.” The new children’s theater is definitely that. “The organizers raised more than $3 million in this city in the worst economy since the Depression,” Kluttz notes. “I don’t think that would have happened for just a building. The focus is youth. We have to invest in our children. They are our future.” The father of three sons, Steve Fisher agrees. Fisher is president of F&M Bank, the evening’s presenting sponsor, along with Jim and Gerry Hurley. “After years of pleading with David Hagy, he has finally somehow managed to go out and capture Ariel


Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz holds her infant grandson William Clarence Kluttz IV at the recent opening of the Norvell Theater on Fisher Street. and Simba and Belle and the Beast and bring them back to Salisbury, and I couldn’t be more excited about that,” Fisher says. “We’ve been dying for a family-themed Pops event that would include Disney classics. The fact that he’s finally been able to put one together is amazing. “If you are ever going to find a time to expose your family to the symphony, this is it — no excuses. “Bring ’em, and they’re guaranteed to have fun, whether they’re into Simba, The Addams Family or Bart Simpson, there’s gonna be something there for them. I think it will really engage the kids and be a wonderful night for families. “I would encourage anyone and everyone to come, the young and the young at heart.” Gerry Hurley says that she and Jim are pleased to be presenting sponsors again this year.


Two Army Blackhawk helicopters fly over before the start of last year’s event. The Blackhawk fly over will not take place this year.


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New guidelines in place for tailgating BY SUSAN SHINN

For the Salisbury Post


People enjoy tailgating during the inaugural Pops at the Post concert. Due to the increasing amount of tailgaters each year, new guidelines are in place for tailgating.

As the Pops at the Post concert continues to grow, the number of tailgaters is increasing each year. This year’s concert is set for Saturday, June 5. To help ensure that everyone continues to have a great time at the concert, new guidelines are in place for tailgating. Fisher Street will be closed from Church Street to the Wrenn House parking lot for vendors, making more room for tailgating in the Post employee and First Bank parking lot. “There were actually people turned away from tailgating last year,” says Ronnie Tomlinson, the chairman of the concert’s board of directors.

“We want to keep the event family-friendly,” Tomlinson continued. “As we have more tailgaters, the committee has put some recommendations together for this group.” The recommendations include: • One tent per vehicle. Tents cannot exceed 10 feet by 10 feet, and must stay directly behind vehicles, with no overflow into other parking spaces. • Cars or trucks only. No flatbed trailers or oversized vehicles. • Because of line-of-sight problems last year, all tents and large umbrellas must be taken down before the performance starts, between 7:50 and 8 p.m. • No pets.


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“People are coming to relax and have fun and salute the military as a community,” Tomlinson says. “That’s where we want to keep the focus.” Personnel from

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will be distributed to concert-goers when they arrive at the Post employee or First Bank parking lot. Volunteers will be on hand to assist people arriving early and answer any questions. Arrivals will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. or until lots are full.

The Wagamon family enjoyed their first Pops at the Post concert at the Salisbury Post from the back of their pickup truck. Jim and Lisa Wagamon with children Mackenzie and Shipley recently moved to the area from Delaware.


People enjoy tailgating, even from convertibles, during the 2009 Pops at the Post concert. New guidelines have been put in place for tailgating this year.


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f you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like being a part of the tailgating crowd at Pops, no problem. Audrey Eudy, a Post account executive in charge of vendors, will have on hand just about any kind of festival food you can imagine. This year, vendors will be lined up along Fisher Street from Church Street to the Wrenn House parking lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gap weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not filling,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we can feed anybody and everybody.â&#x20AC;? Eudy envisions the vendor area as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food Row,â&#x20AC;? kinda like what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d see at a fair midway.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visitors can start on one end and work their way to the other,â&#x20AC;? she says. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vendors include: â&#x20AC;˘ Beaverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Service, formerly J&S Vending, which returns this year with the much ballyhooed funnel cakes, along with fresh-squeezed lemonade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They enjoyed it,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says of their first appearance last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They liked the exposure. We try to keep a lot of variety in our foods.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, also here for the second year, with pepperoni or cheese pizza by the slice or the whole pie. â&#x20AC;˘ The Hapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trailer will

be serving up hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks. â&#x20AC;˘ A&J Vending will offer a variety of snacks: hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage dogs, wings, popcorn, drinks, bottled water and fresh-squeezed lemonade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our snack guy,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. â&#x20AC;˘ Dolce Italian Ice returns this year for the second time, served up by Jason Slusser, another Post account executive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was one of his first events last year,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a learning experience for him. He said that by the end of the night, his arms were killing him!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream of Kannapolis will again be serving ice cream, along with kettle corn, cotton candy and pick-

les. Eudy says that owner Robert Scoggins was one of the first vendors to call in March to assure his place at Pops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it that so many people who have participated are continuing to participate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just like our donors,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. â&#x20AC;˘ An original vendor, Chick-Fil-A, will again be on hand with chicken sandwiches, brownies and tea, all replenished every hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would never miss this,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. As always, free Cheerwine will be served in the large trailer at the front corner of the First Bank lot. Eudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner in crime, Karen Heilig-Hurst, another Post account executive, will return to serve drinks

this year. She and husband Jeremy had their first child, Carson Wayne Hurst, on May 28, 2009. So Heilig-Hurst didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite make it to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addition of the Pops. Carson will be there, too, Eudy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will be there at some point, but we are not going to put him in the Cheerwine trailer.â&#x20AC;? Eudy believes that the new location for vendors will be beneficial for them and concert-goers alike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m anxious to see how it will work out,â&#x20AC;? Eudy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to work out better for our concert-goers with more room and a concentrated area for food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the show.â&#x20AC;?

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t’s a fact: Children of all ages enjoy the Pops at the Post concert. Music, she says, instills a sense of childlike wonder and joy — especially in younger concert-goers. “It’s amazing how open children are,” says Linda Jones, executive director for the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. “If you introduce them to music and the arts, they’re just going to soak up everything.” The concert is a way for the symphony to expand its audience. Jones remembers a picture from one of the first Pops concerts. A couple from Rockwell had come to enjoy the event, from the comfort of their pickup truck. They were casually dressed, along with the rest of the crowd. “To me, that picture said everything,” Jones says. Jones uses other venues to share information about the symphony. One way is through the Musical Petting Zoo, a tent that’s set up at the Nights Out downtown, Autumn Jubilee, La Fiesta and other community events. Jones often brings a flute, violin and horn at which children can try their hand. “Saying they’re enraptured is probably a bit over the top,” Jones admits. “But they are amazed when they play a violin or a horn.” She says that such an experience just might lead to music lessons. “Whether they play a musical instrument or listen to it, it doesn’t matter,” Jones says. “It’s going to open a door.” The Pops does the same thing, she notes. “You’re outdoors, which is a big plus,” Jones says. “Children are not confined to a seat. When the concert begins, they settle down and they listen.” When the fifth-grade honors chorus recently per-

formed with the symphony, Jones says that many people commented on how attentive the children were as the symphony played the final piece. “They were enchanted,” Jones says. “It was fascinating for them.” Sometimes in a large concert hall, Jones says, the music seems so far away to children. At the Pops, there’s much less of a barrier, and the musicians are casually dressed, too. “The community aspect of Pops at the Post is phenomenal,” she says. In June and July, Jones knows to expect calls from Pops concert-goers who want to hear more from the symphony. Nowadays, she says, “a symphony ticket is a real commitment. Pops at the Post is like a trial experience for many people.” Another way that children can experience classical music is through the symphony’s summer strings program, set this year for June 21-25 at Isenberg Elementary School. For more information about the symphony and its programs, call Linda Jones at 704-637-4314 or visit www.salisburysymphony. org.


Mackenzie Wagamon, Sophia Mitchell and Sarah Hallett enjoy their bracelets during the 2008 event. Children of all ages enjoy the music and atmosphere of the Pops.

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Concert tunes are ‘family’-themed BY SUSAN SHINN

For The Salisbury Post

Maestro David Hagy can’t help but liken himself to George Peppard of the original “A-Team” when he says, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Hagy, conducting the Salisbury Symphony for the sixth-annual Pops at the Post, has chosen the theme of “Family” for this year’s concert. Hagy recalls that last year’s theme was “Fantasy and Finance.” “It’s another ‘F’,” he says with his puckish smile. “I wonder how many years I can keep an ‘F’ theme going. I’m such a word nerd.” Since the Pops is such a family-oriented event, this year’s theme is especially appropriate. “Paul Fisher has been after me to do an all-Disney concert,” Hagy says. Paul Fisher is chairman of F&M Bank, the concert’s longtime presenting sponsor, along with Jim and Gerry Hurley. ANDY MOONEY / SALISBURY POST But Disney only allows orchesConductor David Hagy directs the Salisbury tras to rent three musical pieces Symphony during the 2009 Pops at the Post. at a time. The company tightly

controls its music. “I understand that,” Hagy says. “But what I discovered is that they have a medley that has music from six shows. That allowed us to represent music well.” In the medley, concert-goers will hear selections from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pocahontas,” “Lion King” and “Aladdin.” The Fifth-Grade Honors Chorus recently performed “Almost There,” from Disney’s newest movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” That movie featured Tiana, Disney’s first black princess. In honor of her, Le’Sondra Brown, a Livingstone student, will perform “Almost There” for the Pops crowd. Hagy is going back — way back — in television history with the theme from “Leave It to Beaver.” “I never realized I would become an expert on early TV history,” Hagy admits. He remembers “The Adventures of Ozzie and

Harriet,” but says the theme was not so memorable. John Stafford is working on an arrangement of “Leave it to Beaver” as the music is hard to find. Another nod to early TV will be the theme from the beloved show, “I Love Lucy.” Hagy remembers when Lucy was pregnant on the show (although you couldn’t say the word at the time). Little Ricky’s television birth was at the time the most highly rated show in the young medium. “That was family,” Hagy says. Hagy also admits to sharing a flair for the dramatic with the actress Lucille Ball. You can be sure there will be a surprise or two on concert night from the maestro. The Weant and Mikkelson families will form a mini chorus for “Somewhere in My Memory” from the movie “Home Alone.” There’s no “big” Williams piece in this concert, so Hagy wanted to include it. He is also including Williams’

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magnificent concert version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to open the concert. “When you don’t sing, that’s when you use the concert version,” Hagy notes. The “Triumphal March” from the opera “Aida” will follow “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That piece was part of the symphony’s Pops concert on May 8. “I’m always pulling a classical piece from something we’ve done this season,” Hagy says. An all-American singalong will be featured in the first half of the concert, featuring such patriotic pieces as “Over There,” “My Country Tis of Thee,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” “America the Beautiful,” the soaring version by Carmen Dragon, will be played at the conclusion of the concert as well. Concert-goers have been known to spontaneously sing along when the piece is played. “If you can get people to sing spontaneously,” Hagy

says, “you have done a wonderful thing with music.” Another selection in the first half is some jazz pieces arranged by Dave Brubeck, a recent Kennedy Center honoree. “I really thought that deserved recognition,” he says. The second half of the concert starts with the theme from “The Addams Family.” “This is the snap-along,” Hagy says with a grin. The rest of the second half features Pops standards — the “1812 Overture,” “The Washington Post March” renamed “The Salisbury Post March” for the evening and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” “America the Beautiful” is one of two planned encores. Hagy points out that, at 14 minutes in length, “1812 Overture” can be a long stretch for some children (and for some adults, too.) “Please feel free to leave at any point, while respecting fellow concert-goers,” he says. As always, Hagy is excited about this year’s concert theme and all the special surprises that come along with it. “You never know what exactly will happen,” he says. “You plan a theme and go from there.”

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Conductor David Hagy directs the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra during the 2009 Pops at the Post concert. The theme of this year’s concert with be family. The orchestra will play a variety of tunes including selections from ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Lion King,’ ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and ‘Home Alone.’

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Q. How long is the concert? A. Pops at the Post is typically a two-hour concert, with a 15-minute intermission. There are two planned encores, but families with young children may feel free to leave at any time. Please enjoy yourself during the concert, but please respect those guests who may be more focused on the music. Q. Are there restrooms available?


A. Yes. More port-a-johns, both regular and handicapped, have been added this year. Additionally, they are in three different locations: under the drive-through canopy at First Bank, at the intersection of Church and Fisher streets, and along Fisher Street at the Post employee

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A. Ample parking is available throughout the downtown area. Q. Is handicapped parking available? A. Yes. There is limited handicapped parking in the Post courtyard. There is also a drop-off area at the First Bank lot. Drivers may enter the lot from Innes Street and exit to the right onto Jackson Street. Q. Is reserved seating available? A. Yes. There are 400 reserved seats available, according to Linda Jones, executive director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. These are for season ticket holders, event sponsors and handicapped concert-goers. Vouchers for reserved chairs will be available beginning at noon at the symphony tent in the First Bank lot. Chairs will be available beginning at 2 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released to anyone who would like them at 7:30 p.m. Q. What if it rains?

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Q. Where do I park?

A. Yes. There is no flyover, but there will be a static helicopter display throughout the day. The Blackhawk helicopter will land at 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning and depart around 11 p.m. Saturday night, once

the Wachovia lot is clear. You can watch the landing and take-off from a special viewing area in the Post employee parking lot. Q. Is there food available? A. Yes. Vendors will be set up along Fisher Street this year by 4 p.m. (For more information about food vendors, see story on page 9F.) Q. Can I tailgate? A. Yes. Tailgating parking will open at 1 p.m. on a firstcome, first-served basis in the Post employee and First Bank parking lots. The lots will close by 7 p.m. or as soon as they are full. (For full details on new tailgating guidelines, see story on page 6F.) Q. Is alcohol allowed? A. No alcohol is allowed at the Pops at the Post event. Q. What if I have an emergency? A. You still can’t have a drink. But seriously, folks... Personnel from the City of Salisbury Fire Department will be on standby, and an EMS tent will be set up in front of the library in the Post employee parking lot. Officers with the city of Salisbury Police Department will be walking through the crowd throughout the evening, offering their assistance. Q. Where can I find more information on the event’s sponsors? A. Be sure to visit our sponsors, who will have tents set up in the First Bank parking lot. Sponsors slated to attend include Food Lion and Rowan Regional Medical Center. The Salisbury Symphony will also have a tent. Q. Is there free Cheerwine again this year? A. YES! Look for the Cheerwine trailer in the front corner of the First Bank parking lot.



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CW2 Steve Helmandollar watches his two sons, Will and Caelan, in the cockpit of an Army Blackhawk helicopter during last year’s event.


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