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Movement in Cabarrus leading state effort to establish new economy


A 6-year-old recently told Newton that people don’t need farmers because food comes from grocery stores.

More than 50 people wanting the city to save the Shober Bridge attended the Salisbury City Council meeting this past week, some speaking in favor of a rehabilitation, and against a demolition that Norfolk Southern Railroad insists on. The Historic Salisbury Foundation presented a detailed presentation to the City Council. The largest portion of the presentation came from the foundation’s lawyer, who said the railroad has no power over the city’s decision to rehabilitate or tear down the bridge. Robin Currin, the foundation’s lawyer, tried to clear up some important legal issues. The key one she addressed was Norfolk Southern Railroad’s position in the city’s decision to rehabilitate or build a bridge to handle two or three tracks. “It is my position that the railroad does not have the ability to stop the city from rehabilitating the bridge,” she said. “At the end of the day, the decision is yours.” Other speakers included David Bergstone, who spoke of the bridge’s history; Jack Thomson, who presented a rare historical photograph; and engineer David Fischetti, who said the rehabilitation would be feasible. Bergstone, a historian, presented historical details on the bridge, beginning with its erection in 1857.

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sioners. “We want to build an economy here that doesn’t go away on the ONCORD — In a bold atwhim of a CEO,” said Aaron Newtempt to reconnect people ton, recently hired as the county’s who eat food with people who first local food program coordinagrow it, Cabarrus County has tor. launched several agriculture proAg initiatives include a training grams, including plans to build the facility for rookie farmers, a 21state’s first publically owned member council to guide food polislaughter facility. cy, a countywide food assessment Cabarrus leads the state in esand plans for a $1 million, 4,000tablishing a local square-foot slaughfood economy, ofterhouse. ficials say. “Their unique “They are cerapproach is comtainly a role modprehensive in el for North Carscope and detailed olina,” said Dr. in putting the critiNancy Creamer, cal pieces into acN.C. State Unition,” Creamer versity horticulsaid in an e-mail to ture professor the Post. and director of She said CabarSquash grown at the Cabarrus rus leaders underthe Center for EnCounty incubator farm, which stand the economvironmental Farming Systems. teaches people to grow food. ic development poThree years tential of a local ago, Cabarrus began implementing food system. a strategy to build a local food sysAdvocates claim such a system tem. That’s an economy that incan create jobs, save energy and cludes all the processes involved in even cut health care costs associatfeeding people — growing, harvest- ed with diet-related diseases like ing, processing, packaging, distribdiabetes and obesity when people uting, marketing, consuming, diseat fresh, nutritious food. posing and recycling. A $625,000 state grant and monCounty Manager John Day and ey set aside in the county’s reserve County Extension Director Debbie account for sustainability efforts Bost are spearheading the effort, will pay for most of the initiatives. with support from county commisA local food economy aims to


Candidates in runoff differ in approach BY KARISSA MINN


Organic farmer Brad Hinckley cures garlic in a dryer at the training farm in Cabarrus County. He can get up to $4 for a large head of organic garlic. create new income opportunities for farmers and promote sustainable agriculture practices that can be used year after year, generation after generation. “It’s hard to get people to realize they need to know where their food comes from,” said Brent Barbee, manager of a family farm and a member of the county’s new Food Policy Council. “To get the county-

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Little excitement can be found in statewide races BY GARY D. ROBERTSON

Incentives for Toyota Racing Development (2007)

Voters will have the chance Tuesday to select which of two Republican county commissioners will get the party’s third spot on the November ballot. Rowan County commissioners Chad Mitchell and Tina Hall placed third and fourth in the May 4 GOP primary. Mitchell didn’t receive a large enough share of the votes to avoid Tuesday’s runoff election. Polls will be open for voting from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mitchell, 34, of Faith, is a teacher at East Rowan High School. He is running for a third term on the Board of Commissioners, and Hall is seeking a second. Hall, 59, of Mount Ulla, is retired from the Rowan-Salisbury School System, where she had been a teacher, assistant principal, director and principal. The candidates have similar voting records and both consider themselves to be conservative. Hall switched her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 2009, and she now says she feels “very comfortable” in the Republican Party. Mitchell said where the two differ is often in their style and their approach to is-

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Allowing alcohol sales for Smoke Out at the county fairgrounds (2007)

RALEIGH — North Carolina primary election runoffs usually lack the vigor of the first primary as voters draw their attention to summer breaks rather than ballots. But the buzz about the race between U.S. Senate wannabes Cal Cunningham and Elaine Marshall has been particularly muffled. Save for some sniping by the candidates in a pair of TV debates over campaign contributions they’ve received and a flap over Social Security, the race to decide the challenger to Republican Sen. Richard Burr has been fought behind the scenes at phone banks and in the mailboxes of CUNNINGHAM Democrats and unaffiliated voters. Election officials and Democratic operatives estimate between 100,000 and 150,000 people may actually participate in the Senate runoff, compared to the 425,000 who chose among six candidates in the May 4 primary. The Senate runoff “hasn’t had any pop with the voters,” said former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker, who briefly con- MARSHALL sidered entering the Senate primary but has endorsed neither Democrat. “When people talk about this race, they just sort of shrug their shoulders.” Tuesday’s election also includes three GOP congressional races, with the 8th District race getting the most attention as the state Republican Party de-

Purchase of 35 acres on China Grove Road for a future school (2007) Naming Jon Barber chairman to replace Arnold Chamberlain (2007, defeated) Sale of 33 acres at Summit Corporate Center to Keith Corporation at a discounted price (2008) Purchase of nine Dodge Chargers for the Sheriff’s Office (2008) Feasibility study for Winn-Dixie building as school office location (2008) $7.2 million in tax incentives for Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station expansion (2008) $15 million in tax incentives for Southern Power expansion (2009) Seeking resignations from all Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board members (2009, defeated) Offering the old DSS building to the school system (2010, defeated)

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10 ways to boost local food economy 1. Cook with fresh, seasonal, local foods. Cooking at home is often healthier and cheaper than eating out.

6. Talk about where food comes from. Community conversations enhance awareness, build partnerships and lead to action.

2. Buy from local farmers and food businesses. Make food purchases as directly as possible. Seek out restaurants that serve local foods.

7. Promote transparency in packaged foods. Ask retailers for labels that detail how, where and by whom food is grown, raised and processed.

3. Grow your food. If you don’t have space, land or know-how, join a community garden.

8. Support the development of community farm and garden trusts. They help protect affordable, long-term access to farmland.

4. Advocate for healthy foods at school and day care. Encourage them to serve food from local farmers. Visit

9. Get kids involved. Cook and shop with your children. Take them to the farmers’ market and to visit farms.

5. Organize. To start a Community-Supported Agriculture program (CSA) or farmers market at work, go to and click on “resources.” To get your church involved, go to To start a local meat-buying club, go to

10. Monitor local food policy developments at the state level. To get e-mail updates, go to and click on “get involved.” — Source: “From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina’s Sustainable Local Food Economy”


Cabarrus County Food Policy Council More than 40 people applied to serve on the new Cabarrus County Food Policy Council. County commissioners appointed these 21 members in May: Brent Barbee, farmer David Bettendorf, chef Trish Cramer, Concord resident Audy Dover, grocer and vintner Tina Farmer, child nutrition director Dr. Linda Goodwin, physician Gina Guthrie, caterer and food preparation educator Ed Hosack, nonprofit director and food bank administrator Chris Jones, food distributor David Kataja, Concord resident Philip McAuley, Farm Credit finance professional Colleen McDaniel, landscape contractor and farmer Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, N.C. State University professor at N.C. Research Campus Dr. David Rhodes, physician Dana Ritchie, banker Bonnie Grace Silvers, mental health professional and farmer David Soliday, marketing and nutrition professional Kacy Suther Taylor, Concord resident Chad VonCannon, farmer Lisa Wacheldorf, with the Piedmont Farmers Market Christy M. Wright, dietitian and diabetes educator Alternates are Randy Fisher and Jane Henderson.


“At the end of the day, that’s how you get people hooked. This isn’t food that was picked before it was ripe, shipped halfway around the world and then sat on a store shelf for a week.”


Newton laughs when he recounts the story, but the child’s misconception demonstrates a real problem that the part-time farmer wants to help solve. People are too far reNEWTON moved from their food, said Newton, co-author of “A Nation of Farmers.” “A local food economy is about keeping Cabarrus County dollars in Cabarrus County,” he said. “It’s paying your neighbor to grow food for you, not paying someone around the world to grow food for you.” The local food movement in the Charlotte region is about a decade behind western North Carolina and the Triangle area, Newton said. But demand is growing, and Cabarrus has positioned itself as a leader to develop a meaningful local food network, he said. If the financial, environmental and health arguments don’t convince people to support the endeavor, Newton appeals to their tastebuds. “At the end of the day, that’s how you get people hooked,” he said. “This isn’t food that was picked before it was ripe, shipped halfway around the world and then sat on a store shelf for a week before it was eaten.”


Jill Lambert washes carrots at the Cabarrus County incubator farm, which has a waiting list of 80 seeking to get training.

Cabarrus County’s first local food program coordinator

These five initiatives are paid staff person. funded through several • The county food assess- sources, primarily a $625,000 ment, a yearlong effort costgrant from the N.C. Agriculing about $30,000, will deterture Development & Farmmine what local food people land Preservation Trust eat and where they buy it. Fund. The county is pursuing The county will survey insti- an additional $300,000 grant. tutions and households. The county also will use The assessment will estab- revenue from a reserve aclish a baseline for the ecocount established for sustainColleen McDaniel transplants nomic impact of local food ability efforts, which last tomato seedlings. and help identify potential year totaled about $250,000. markets. The funds come from de• At the incubator farm, ferred taxes paid on CabarCruse Meats has a 3,800participants pay a small fee rus County farm land that square-foot processing and to lease one acre of land and leaves the present-use value EMILY FORD/SALISBURY POST retail facility in Cabarrus learn everything from plant- program. And the county will use Colleen McDaniel hauls organic potting soil at the farm set County, Bost said. The coun- ing to business planning. ty will build an additional Once the businesses are money that had been allocatup near Concord. 4,000-square-foot harvest viable, they spin off from the ed for tax incentives for floor, which incubator farm and find their Philip Morris before the complus dozens of roadside “We can build on that,” Cruse will own land. pany closed its cigarette stands and parking lot vensaid Day, the county managoperate. • A marketing strategy manufacturing plant, Day dors. Barbee said businesses er. Construc- will promote local foods and said. call him every week to set up A local food economy gention has not products. Restaurants that The momentum to build a a market. erates wealth that stays in rubegun. use local ingredients will local food economy comes Nearly 80 people are on ral communities, he said. • The have a special designation. from the county’s agriculture the waiting list to train at the “The overall goal is to deFood Policy The county will approach community itself, Bost said. Elma C. Lomax Incubator velop a more resilient, selfCouncil will schools, hospitals, even jails “It really has been a grassFarm near Concord, where reliant economy in the counidentify and about using local foods. roots effort,” she said. ••• 16 beginning farmers learn ty,” Day said, “one that is not BOST develop ways to grow crops organically. subject to the sorts of global to bolster the Consumers are becoming More than 40 Cabarrus disruptions that we’ve seen local food Pedicure.........................$1999 more aware of where their residents applied for the recently.” economy, pulling together Kid Spa ............................$1500 food comes from and county’s new Food Policy At the foundation of a lotechnical and financial re$ 99 New Spa Head ............... $2999 Gel Nails ................... 29 whether it’s safe and nutriCouncil. cal food economy is the simsources. The council will deal Massage Available $ 99 Full Set...................... 19 tious. 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Please bring ad to receive Salisbury, NC 28144 704.636.0390 sumers, generating more said Newton, whose Phoenix Newton is the council’s special pricing. Exp. 06/30/10 than $29 million in sales, acFarms CSA has 15 customers ••• cording to the Center for En- and 30 people on a waiting vironmental Farming Syslist. Day and Bost mapped out tems. More consumers want the county’s local food strateCabarrus County has six fresh, local food grown in a gy in 2007 after Day heard an official farmers markets, sustainable way. official touting the local food system in Madison, Wisc. “It made a big impression Sponsored by YCH Architects and Summit Developers on me,” Day said. “It rekinLottery numbers — RALEIGH (AP) — These dled my interest in environNorth Carolina lotteries were drawn Saturday: mental and farming issues.” Cash 5: 02-19-20-24-39 The county hosted a town Evening Pick 3: 0-0-2 hall meeting for farmers and Midday Pick 3: 0-7-3 food producers. 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Price alumni celebrate inclusion in historic register Biking and BY MARK WINEKA

Robert Ervin’s classmates at J.C. Price High School called him “Speedo” for his prowess on the football field. Ervin, the star halfback, recalls fondly the undefeated 1957 state championship team, and old friends came up to him Saturday to reminisce about that season. “Everybody knows me because I was such a terror on the gridiron,” Ervin says. But he and other alumni will tell you the real star this weekend was J.C. Price High School itself and what it meant to the education, social, ethnic and architectural history of Salisbury. The J.C. Price High School National Alumni Association met at the old building Saturday afternoon to celebrate the school’s recent inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz made two important presentations Saturday. One proclaimed the day as J.C. Price High School Day in Salisbury. The other was the certificate from the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources certifying that the old high school property had been entered in the National Regis-

ter by the U.S. Department of Interior. The register is a list of properties “significant in American history, architecture, archaeology and culture.” “Properties listed therein,” the certification says, “deserve to be preserved by their owners as part of the cultural heritage of our nation.” “It means a great deal to our alumni family,” said Eleanor Qadirah, coordinator for the National Alumni Historic Project Committee, which raised money toward the nomination process. A plaque with names of all the alumni and others who contributed to the project will hang in the school, which is owned by the city and now serves as home for the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency and Head Start. “It took money to get this done,” Price National Alumni President Barbara Gaul said, adding that the building’s continued upkeep and preservation will mean that fundraising continues. “This is only the beginning,” she said. “This starts the journey.” The original 14-room school building was built for less than $40,000 in the late months of 1931 and first housed students in February

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Doris Jones, right, both a student and teacher at Price High School, asks some of her former students to stand during a program Saturday in the school’s former library. 1932. It remained the city’s only black high school (grades 7-12) through the 1968-69 school year, until integration sent students to today’s Salisbury High. Over the years, a gymnasium/shop building was added in 1951 and a senior high wing and cafeteria in 1956-57. The alumni had planned an early afternoon ceremony outside the front entrance Saturday, but they moved it

inside to the former library because of the heat. Architectural historian Davyd Foard Hood, who authored the National Register nomination, said he had thin knowledge of the school when he started, but his regard and respect for the school deepened the more he learned. From a construction standpoint, Price High was well-built and shows few cracks in its foundation com-

mon in a structure this old, Hood said. The interior features still remaining from its days as a high school also are impressive, he said, mentioning things such as original chalkboards and lockers, built-in-shelves, oak flooring, an old book room and the 586seat auditorium, which is “one of the more remarkable places in Rowan County.”



Delphic Henderson, Margaret Kelly and Bridget Henderson enjoy the music during Salisbury's Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday at Kelsey Scott Park.

Juneteenth offers fun and fellowship BY SHELLEY SMITH

Salisbury’s Juneteenth Celebration drew a large crowd to Kelsey Scott Park on Saturday, with plenty of good food, cool drinks and fun fellowship. Juneteenth, held every year on June 19, celebrates the emancipation of slaves across the nation. The celebration originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Jill Burch, who started Salisbury’s Juneteenth celebration in 1994, said the festival grows every year. “It’s grown really well,” she said. “It makes me feel good that it’s still in existence after 16 years. I think this is a good networking day for the community. “People enjoy the music, the talent and the fellowship among each other, and they also learn about services in the community.”

Sherry Hawthorne, president of the Juneteenth committee, has organized the event for the past six years. She said her committee members are what keep the ball rolling year after year. “We have a good committee,” she said. “People want to see the community come together, so we make it happen. Everyone puts so much work into it.” Hawthorne said all proceeds from Juneteenth will go to provide school supplies and uniforms for 200 students in Rowan County. The supplies will be given away during a back to school celebration. “It’s just a way to give back,” Hawthorne said. A big hit at this year’s Juneteenth celebration were horseback rides from Jerinza and Bobbie Torain, of Siler City. “Sherry’s my sister-inlaw, and we could not let her down,” Bobbie Torain

said. “The kids loved it, and so did the parents. You don’t get the chance in the neighborhoods to ride horses.” Torain said she, like Hawthorne, was raised to help others. “We were brought up to help others, and that’s how you get your blessings,” she said. “I feel good about doing things for everyone else,” Hawthorne said. Jakaiya Bethea, 6, said she enjoyed the horse rides, but loved the festival in general. “I really like watching the shows,” she said. Brian Allison, 17, of Troutman, came to Juneteenth with his youth group from South Iredell AME Zion Church. The group was serving food to raise money for a youth trip to Raleigh.

Sherry Hawthorne, president of the Juneteenth commitSee JUNETEENTH, 5A tee, dances to the music Saturday at Kelsey Scott Park.

Our youngest son, Benn, breezed into town for a couple days this past week and left me with an early Father’s Day gift, his old iPod. Over the past four years or so, it had been through the college wars. Its screen now has a permanent dark spot and sound comes only from the left earbud. He has a new iPod, one MARK with more than five WINEKA times the capacity of mine — as if that matters to me. Benn cleaned the songs off his old device and imported a couple of my CDs and about eight hours worth of other music that he thought I would like. No, it wasn’t Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller but, hey, those guys had their moments. My embarrassing days of walking around with a clunky Sony Walkman might be coming to a close. I guess I’m telling you this as evidence that my technological advances continue in baby steps. It started about three years ago with a family intervention that forced me to carry a cell phone. Now at work, I shoot my own pictures with a Nikon D40 and post stories for our website long before they reach the print edition. The idea of my taking photos is comical, given my wife won’t let me take pictures of the dog, and I still don’t understand why a story shouldn’t age a good 12 hours or so before being read. Home at night, I sit with the television DVR in a constant “Record this show” mode while a laptop, appropriately, warms in my lap. I have this theory that research will surface someday reporting that laptops cause a higher rate of cancer in the groins of laboratory mice, meaning every new laptop will come with a government warning: “Consult your doctor if you feel a burning sensation in the family jewels lasting more than four hours.” On a recent road trip, my wife and I were wondering how people ever navigated the highways before Mapquest and GPS devices — not that we have one, of course. We looked at each other for a moment before recognizing together that there used to be these paperaccordion things called maps. A recent morning, I realized I was walking into the office with a laptop and camera slung over a shoulder and a cell phone and iPod in my front pants pockets. I miss the time when a pen and notepad were all I really needed. On this Father’s Day, I also miss my boys. They’ve been gone a long time, of course, given that both are now out of college. But when all my modern devices are in sleep mode and a quietness seeps in, I still think of the afternoons we spent playing basketball in the driveway or biking from one end of Salisbury to another. I remember our spitting off the East Innes Street bridge, trying to hit the railroad tracks below us, or sitting on the grassy hill at Dairy Queen, fishing into our cups for the last coolness of a Blizzard. It would be great to attend a ballgame with the boys again. Or sit on the beach with them. Or take a day hike in the Uwharries. With everything turned off. I should text them and let them know.


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Rowan Public Library offers free summer reading workshops BY AMY NOTARIUS

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You can take your children on a bear hunt, into a zoo at night or outside a caterpillar’s cocoon without leaving home when you read to them. Learn fun new ways to read to your child by attending free reading workshops at Rowan Public Library. Each year, Rowan Public Library offers different programs for all age groups throughout the summer. This year, they have added a new program for the parents of children up to age 5, co-sponsored by Smart Start Rowan. “We take reading to your child and we kick it up a notch,” said Rowan Public Library’s Books-to-Grow Coordinator Suzanne Roakes. The focus is on teaching parents simple activities they can do with their children while reading to them that will help hold their attention and interest. In one workshop, presenters will read about going on a bear hunt, then show parents how to make a bear puppet that children can then design and decorate. Singing songs and asking children to help imitate funny sounds like snoring and yawning are also fun ways to keep children involved. Each workshop also offers parents ideas for talking with their children about a book. Examples include asking children what their favorite part of the story is, asking them to describe what they see on the book cover before beginning to read the story or preparing “fun facts” to share about a story’s subject. In each workshop, presenters will use a different book to demonstrate some of these teaching activities in action. Parents then get a free copy of the book, in addition to copies of questions to ask, puppet pat-

terns, storytelling pieces (pictures from the book) and song verses. “Participants will be bringing everything home with them,” Roakes said. “So it’s easy to try out any new techniques they’ve learned almost immediately.” Any time you read to a child, you’re teaching them new skills. Classic children’s stories like Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” may seem fairly simple on the surface, explains Jane Welch, RPL’s Children’s Outreach Program supervisor. But children listening to this story are also learning to count, to identify the days of the week, to recognize sequencing and to follow the life cycle of a butterfly, and it’s all done in a fun and interesting way.” Using the added activities that will be presented and modeled in each workshop, parents can help children build and expand on the basic skills these stories teach while further enhancing their reading experience. Workshops are informal, fun and interactive with numerous opportunities to try the new activities being discussed. Door prizes will also be given away. Please call your local RPL branch or 704-2168234 for more information. Child care is not provided. Please make arrangements for your children. Workshop dates are: • Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove. • Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rowan Public Library Headquarters, Salisbury. • Monday, June 28, 5:306:30 p.m., RPL Headquarters, Salisbury • Tuesday, June 29, 5:306:30 p.m., East Branch, Rockwell. R124771

Happy Step Father's Day Twin! From, Thamera, Querius, Kevin Jr. & Trish. Love you!

Happy Father's Day, Dad & PaPa. We love you & appreciate all you do! Sherry, Krystal, Jamar, Sharaye, Jamarus, Jayda & Zamir

Happy Father's Day, Daddy. I love you. Hope you have a good Father's Day. Love, your angel Ashlyn

Happy Father's Day, PaPa ~ (Off.) Glenn Ford! We appreciate all you do for us! Sharaye, Jamarus, Jayda, & Zamir

My Dad (Joseph Falzone) is the best. He spends time doing science projects. He's a pastor and our church is in our home. He goes to work so we can adopt a girl. Love, Karabeth

I love you dad (Joseph Falzone). From Christian I help my Dad because I'm the oldest. I wanted to make my dad feel special for all the things he does for us. Love, Karabeth, 7 yrs old.

Justin Hess: Happy 1st Father's Day! To Texas you must go. We are full of pride! We will miss you so! Mom & Dad

HappyfirstFather’sDayto thebestdadintheworld! Thankyoufortaking careofmeandteaching metobejustlikeyou!


Kevin Smith Sr. From, Kevin Jr., Querius, Thamera, Twin & Trish

Thank you “Daddy Boy” for working so hard & loving us so much! Gracie, Georgie, Mollie, Sammy, Skipper, Ernie & Katie



Dad (Jerry Allen), I thank God that I am so blessed to have you as a father. Thank you for always believing in me and never giving up on me. I also thank God for your strong faith in Him. Your faith in God has made it possible for you to forgive me when I probably didn't deserve to be forgiven.

Happy Father's Day. tions from those adopting pets. Want to view animals at the shelter? Kennel hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Office hours are from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. To learn more about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 704-216-7768, or visit the shelter at 1465 Julian Road, Salisbury. You can also visit the shelter’s website at .us/animalshelter/.

Happy Father's Day to the best daddy in the whole world! ILove You All the Way to HOLLYWOOD.

Love Grace


I love you, Carly ! Your #1 Daughter.

"Travis Nunn Sr.$.

Through it all you made it and we love you!


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You are in our hearts forever. Love, Floyd & Martha



Happy Father!s Day Dad

Ilove my dad Richard Phifer, because he fixes me breakfast & takes me to Wal-Mart.

In loving memory of my father. I love and miss you very much.

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Hood said he also gained high admiration for Price High School’s first principal, L.H. Hall, a pioneer in public education for black students in Salisbury. He’s probably the reason the alumni were gathered at the school Saturday, and “I salute his memory,” Hood said. The Rev. Mary Hardin said Price High produced nationally known educators, such as Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, a U.S. ambassador in Rudolph Aggrey, an important missionary in Janie Speaks, a federal judge in Donald Graham and pro football players, doctors, lawyers, principals, teachers, pastors, artists, mayors, military officers and men and women who broke the color barriers in education, business, civic organizations and government. “We are standing on good ground,” Hardin said. Her rousing talk, looking back on the importance of Price High School and all the people who made it successful, ended with a standing ovation. Alumni from Price High came from many different parts of the country. The unique National Alumni Association has chapters in Salisbury, Charlotte, Ohio, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Ervin, who went on to Benedict College on a football scholarship and had a 34-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, now lives in Upper Marlboro, Md. Tommy L. Brown traveled from Inglewood, Calif., for his first Price High reunion this year. A 1959 graduate, Brown said he’ll always cherish the education and guidance he received as a student at Price. “We had some excellent teachers,” Jacquelyn Fleming Herndon, class of 1960, agreed. Brown went to New York City for 20 years after Price High, then moved to California, where he built a career with the transit authority before retiring. Herndon went on to N.C. Central University, where she graduated with degrees in English and general science. She taught school in Nash County before she married, then moved to Washington,, D.C., and on to Atlanta, where she had a career with Lincoln Insurance. Herndon said Price High teachers cared deeply about their students and knew how to exert the right amount of discipline toward getting them to the next level of achievement. Howard E. Ormond, another member of the Class of 1960, said Price students participated in everything. He played in the band, sang in the chorus and belonged to the football, basketball and track teams. The school gave a rounded education in academics, music and athletics, he said. Ormond went on to college at Winston-Salem State University and retired as a public school principal after 44 years. Doris Jones, who now lives in Atlanta, attended Price High as a student, then re-


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“The fact that we can all come together for a positive celebration, that’s a good thing,” he said. Salisbury High School step group Pup Phi Pup, entertained the crowd, mixing stepping, singing, acting and acrobats into a crowd-pumping performance. The organization is for students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and anyone can join once they start the ninth grade. “It’s to educate young African-American males, and give them something to stay out of trouble,” said Albert Shaver, leader of the group. Shaver said they wanted to perform at Juneteenth to encourage youth to play a positive role in the community.

turned to teach seventh grade and later was guidance counselor. She would go on to teach at Livingstone College and Winston-Salem State before building a career with the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta, where she retired. A 1949 Price High graduate, Jones remembers the proms being held in the wide hallways. “We thought we were in heaven,” she said. She described the teachers as caring and recalled how Scripture and prayer were built


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“This is my first year down here,” Allison said. “We have Juneteenth in Statesville, but we decided to come to Salisbury. The horse is my favorite thing here so far.” Sandra McCombs comes out to Juneteenth every year, and was accompanied by friends Felisha Kesler, of Salisbury, and Johnita Prince, of Charlotte. “I came out today to celebrate the freedom,” McCombs said. “We were set free on the 19th of June. Today has been wonderful.” “I came out to eat some good food and listen to some good music,” Kesler said. Best friends Bridget Henderson and Margaret Kelly came to the event for everything, they said. “I came out for the gospel music and a fish sandwich, but most definitely the gospel music,” Kelly said. “All the people, all the food, I just love it,” Henderson said. “I love the celebration itself.” Raymond Brooks, this year’s emcee, has participated in Juneteenth for five years.

“It makes them (younger kids) want to come and experience the same thing we’re experiencing,” he said. Talita McCain, with Salisbury Parks and Recreation, coordinated games for the children, and said the partnership with Juneteenth and Salisbury Parks and Recreation is an “ongoing partnership.” “The children need to have the understanding of the history,” she said. “Juneteenth is very family oriented, and an event where families can come together, enjoy good food, games and fellowship.” Sponsors for the event include the city of Salisbury, Coca-Cola Bottling, Enterprise Rent a Car, First Legacy Community Credit Union, Food Lion, the Juneteenth Committee, Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center, SHELLEY SMITH / SALISBURY POST Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department and Wal- Stanley Graham, of Nice Ice, gives Little Miss Juneteenth mart. Sharaye Wood, 4, a cold drink. To get involved next year, contact Sherry Hawthorne, 704-499-1197.

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U.S. Attorney General Ex-con mom beats odds, gets law degree Holder speaks to N.C. Advocates for Justice better access to legal representation. Holder said the keys to improving access are to include all players in discussions about how to improve access and make the public more aware of the problems some people face when they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lawyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shining a light on these problems is important â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and is often an impetus for reform,â&#x20AC;? Holder said. He said lawyers took the lead on getting changes made in North Carolina after the state auditor said three years ago that the public defender system was falling short of its mission to provide adequate legal defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also been calling on state lawmakers to make indigent defense services, even in these hard economic times, a funding priority,â&#x20AC;? Holder said.

A R O U N D T H E S TAT E 2 men charged in case of stolen mobile home ASHEVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Police say two men have been charged in connection with a mobile home stolen from the North Carolina mountains. The Asheville Citizen Times reported Saturday that 36year-old Franklin Edward Redmon Jr. of Leicester has been charged with larceny. He remained in the Buncombe County jail Saturday. Jail records did not indicate whether he has an attorney. He is accused of driving off with a mobile home that was sitting on a lot and selling it to someone else who has been living in it. Police charged 70-year-old Lester Edward Stanley of Leicester with possessing stolen property. A telephone listing for Stanley could not be found Saturday. Stanley would not comment about the case to the newspaper on Friday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear when the original owner will get her home back.

The three and a fourth person who was not injured in the shooting met some other people in a restaurant parking lot. Those people tried to rob the foursome and fired at them when they tried to get away.

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Kagan unscathed by release of documents; questions remain WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of pages worth of documents from Elena Kagan’s past have left President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee relatively unscathed and important details about her still a mystery heading into confirmation hearings for a lifetime job as a justice. Documents from Kagan’s service in the Clinton White House, including her own emails as a policy aide and lawyer, reinforce the portrait that’s emerged in recent weeks: a politically savvy, sometimes hard-edged strategist whose views of the Constitution are at odds with those of conservatives. There is scant evidence about what kind of justice Kagan would be. Supporters suggest she can serve as a consensus-builder among the divided nine-member court.


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the head of a prominent human rights group who shot the video, with inciting ethnic hatred. Askarov had accused the military of complicity in the rampages that sent hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks fleeing for their lives. Tursunbek Akun, the country’s rights ombudsman, insisted the charges against Askarov were fabricated, and activists in Bishkek demonstrated before U.N. offices to demand his release. Valentina Gritsenko, head of the Justice rights organization, said she feared Askarov was being tortured. He was detained with his brother on Tuesday in his southern hometown of Bazar-Korgon, colleagues told the Associated Press. Entire Uzbek neighborhoods in southern Kyrgyzstan have been reduced to ruins by rampaging mobs of ethnic Kyrgyz who forced nearly half of the region’s roughly 800,000 Uzbeks to flee. Interim President Roza Otunbayeva says up to 2,000 people may have died.


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2009, while Hall opposed both. They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always disagreed. Both Hall and Mitchell supported incentives for a company that pledged to build a wind tunnel for testing cars in the Toyota business park, but that project did not come to fruition. They also agreed on other issues, including support of a land-use planning process in 2007; stripping the private Rowan Jobs Initiative of county funds in 2008 after its board began paying a company owned by one of its own members for marketing; and asking the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC System board to seek an efficiency study after questions arose about profits and spending. But during this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s candidate forum, Hall mentioned that during the last county revaluation, she supported a revenue-neutral tax rate and Mitchell did not. Neither candidate is in favor of raising property taxes, but Mitchell said he and Hall define â&#x20AC;&#x153;revenue-neutralâ&#x20AC;? a bit differently. Mitchell said he includes increases in revenue due to development and growth during non-revaluation years. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also parted ways on other issues over the years, including: â&#x20AC;˘ In 2007, commissioners voted to ban alcohol at county-owned sites, then discovered the county was under contract for one more Smoke

Out biker event at the fairgrounds, which included alcohol sales. On a 3-2 vote after assurances the county would be insured against any mishaps at the event, Mitchell was in the majority in allowing Smoke Out to go on with alcohol sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Banning the issue this year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not solving the world, the nation or the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ills,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hall opposed it, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there can never be enough insurance to cover up for bad policy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Also in 2007, Hall voted in the minority against paying $1.5 million for 35 acres on China Grove Road for a future school, calling it â&#x20AC;&#x153;land speculationâ&#x20AC;? and saying the money could be better spent on other school needs, such as technology or programs to improve student performance. Persuaded buying the land was the best use of tax dollars at the time, Mitchell voted in favor of the purchase. â&#x20AC;˘ In 2009, Hall moved to seek the resignations of all three Rowan-Kannapolis ABC System board members after concerns arose about the lack of profits, the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reluctance to refusal to provide public records and auditorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; questions about deficiencies in financial accounting. Mitchell was part of the majority that opposed asking for the resignations. In addition to the county commissioner race, Republi-

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Hall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The superintendent and her board can fund this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs if they need to. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have to be her decision.â&#x20AC;? Hall has been somewhat less inclined to vote for tax incentives for businesses than Mitchell. She says she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they should be given to every new or expanding business that seeks them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look at incentives as they come individually,â&#x20AC;? Hall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they bring a significant number of jobs to Rowan County, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very open to it.â&#x20AC;? If she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convinced of the businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; potential benefit to the county, she does not vote to give incentives. That tax money is needed to fund county programs and services, she said, and it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be given back to whoever wants it. Mitchell also said he carefully considers each incentive request and the benefits to Rowan County citizens. He said he is inclined to vote for them if they fall in line with the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written incentive program. Mitchell doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like giving tax incentives to businesses, he said, but Rowan County needs to stay competitive with surrounding counties and states. Incentives are â&#x20AC;&#x153;part of the business recruitment game,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to make sure that we continue our efforts to get more jobs in Rowan County.â&#x20AC;? One disagreement came over incentives for Toyota Racing Developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to build a $22 million facility on Peach Orchard Road. The commissioners approved a deal by a 3-2 vote in 2007 to rebate 75 percent of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property tax for five years. Hall, who opposed the incentives said the county was banking on the hope that Toyota would stay, expand its investment and attract more spinoff businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope is not a good business strategy,â&#x20AC;? she said. Mitchell, who voted in favor of the package, said at the time the county hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to land a â&#x20AC;&#x153;big fishâ&#x20AC;? in several years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If not a big fish, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sighting of a whale,â&#x20AC;? he said of Toyota Racing Development, which did follow through on its plans. Mitchell also supported record-setting incentive agreements for Duke Energy in 2008 and Southern Power in

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In 1865, General George Stoneman crossed the bridge with his Union soldiers, entering Salisbury during the Civil War. But, he said, the city’s consultant said the bridge wasn’t historically significant. “In 1993, a consultant was hired by the city, and said the bridge was not historic,” Bergstone said. Bergstone noted the bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and designated locally in 1997. In 1999, the bridge was placed on the federal register of national historic places. “This has always been a significant part of the neighborhood,” he said. “This is the only overpass that was built over the Western North Carolina Railroad in the area. The bridge can be rehabilitated without losing its (historic) status.” Thomson showed a Salisbury Post photograph from Aug. 29, 1962. It captured one of the most significant historical events in Salisbury, Thomson said, when four children, Richard, Hodge, Ida and Anita Taylor, crossed the bridge with their mother, and became the first black children enrolled in the formerly all-white Frank B. John Elementary School. “It was five years before the integration of the high school,” Thomson said, noting Richard was the first black student to graduate from high school in Rowan County. “This dramatic image of the historic walk over the bridge documents an event that should not be overlooked, but a cause for celebration,” he said. Fischetti presented the council his 2006 inspection of the bridge, along with photos and plans of rehabilitating it to make it safe for emergency vehicles. Fischetti was hired by the Historic Salisbury Foundation in 2006 in reaction to a city study. “The abutments appear to be in fairly good condition, and the cross section of the bridge to an engineer makes a lot of sense,” he said. “It provides a lot of collateral stability. “In our opinion, the bridge can be made safe, and can be upgraded and made safe for city services.” Fischetti said he could use resistance drilling, digital radiography and remote visual inspection to determine how much decay is in each timber. “I would feel very safe in saying that this bridge can be rehabilitated,” he said. Currin, a partner with Raleigh firm Poyner and Spruill, said the Historic Salisbury Foundation has a strong case. Her firm has experience with preservation issues, Thomson said. Currin claimed that the city’s study, done by engineering and consulting firm URS, was incomplete, and that since the bridge was on the National Register of Historic Places, certain guidelines would have to be met before an order to tear it down was made. “With respect to 4F (in the Federal Department of Transportation Act of 1966), it is my client’s position that the 4F determination was not complete in this case,” Currin said. The act forces planners to develop projects that preserve historic resources. “The foundation would pursue all their available legal remedies to make sure they pursue all available options for preserving the bridge,” she said. Currin said there were numerous cases in federal courts where groups like the Historic Salisbury Foundation claim a city did not explore all options to preserve a historic structure, “and they are willing to do so in this case,” Currin said. “It is the national policy pursuant to the U.S. code that specific effort be made to protect historic sites and buildings,” she said. “The URS study tries to come upon a sufficiency and load rating. Mr. Fischetti’s plan showed you would be able to meet these ratings. “We also believe there are other ones that could be a sort of mix with the URS study and Mr. Fischetti’s study. “This rehabilitation can be done in accordance with sound engineering principles.” Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz thanked the Historic Salisbury Foundation for its “excellent, precise presentation,” and said it was exciting

Margaret Phelps Lowder

ALBEMARLE — Margaret Phelps Lowder, of Albemarle, passed away early Friday Morning, June 18, 2010. Born on New Year's Day, she was the daughter of James Solomon Phelps, Sr. and Ruth McKinnie Phelps. Margaret grew up in Clemmons, attended Forsyth County Schools, graduated from High Point University, and attended Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. For over 45 years, Margaret worked as a Medical Technician at Stanly Regional Medical Center. She was a member of First Street United Methodist Church in Albemarle, former Sunday School Teacher, and member of the UMW. She was also a founding member of the ARC of Stanly County. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and sister, and truly cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 53 years, Dwight E. Lowder, Sr., who died July 27, 2009, and her brother Dr. James Soloman Phelps, Jr. Survivors include daughters Becky L. Peeler and husband Kelly of Granite Quarry and Nash L. Shaver and husband Tony of Rockwell; son Dwight E. "Skipper" Lowder, Jr. of Albemarle; and grandchildren Katie, Mandy, and Will Peeler and Ryan and Drew Shaver. Visitation: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 in the First Street United Methodist Church Parlor. Service: 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 at First Street United Methodist Church, Albemarle, conducted by Rev. Virginia Herron, pastor. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle following the funeral service. Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001; or First Street United Methodist Church, 509 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Lowder family. Online condolences may be made to

Charles Alexander, Sr.

CONCORD — Charles 'C.J.' Alexander, Sr., age 84, passed on Friday, June 18, 2010, at CMC-Northeast Medical Center, Concord. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc., Concord.

Addie Mae Robinson

SALISBURY — Apostle Addie Mae Allen Robinson, age 53, passed on Friday, June 18, 2010, at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.

Walter Ray Freeze

CHINA GROVE — Walter Ray Freeze, 91, of China Grove, passed on Saturday June 19, 2010, at CMC Northeast Medical Center. Born April 15, 1919, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Jason Leslie Freeze and Mary Evelyn Kimball Freeze. Mr. Freeze was educated at Deaton School, and was Maintenance Supervisor of carpentry for Cannon Mills. He served on the Honor Guard of the American Legion, was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he received the Purple Heart. He was also a member of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, song leader of the men's Sunday school class, and served on the Consistory and played in the local blue grass band. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mary Sechler Freeze of China Grove. They were married Oct. 27, 1939; one son, Jerry Freeze and wife Donna of China Grove; two daughters, Shelia Nance and husband Ron, and Wanda Corriher and husband Frank of China Grove; one brother, Jason Eugene Freeze of Salisbury; four sisters, Hazel Menius and Betty Sides of Salisbury, Frances Holshouser of China Grove, and Ruth Greason of Concord; six grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation & Services: Visitation is 1:30-3 p.m., Monday with service to begin at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Mt. Zion United Church of Christ P.O. Box 1208, China Grove, NC 28023. Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the family

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EAST SPENCER — Mrs. Bessie Stamper Johnson, 75, of East Spencer, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Anson County to the late Georgia Lee Shue Stamper and Marshall Brance Stamper. She worked as a waitress for many years, at the Howard Johnson and Jasmines at the Holiday Inn, both in Salisbury. She was of the Methodist faith, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas James Johnson, Jr.; son, Michael James Johnson of Salisbury; sister, Priscilla Stamper Propst and husband Wayne of China Grove; granddaughter, Crystal Lynn Johnson of Salisbury; and great-granddaughter, Aryana Rachette Buis. Service: A graveside service will be conducted 4 p.m. Monday at Rowan Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry Snipes officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 3-4p.m. Monday at the Summersett Funeral Home. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

- Marine Lance Cpl. Gavin R. Brummund, 22, of Arnold, Calif., died June 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -------------

- Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Fike, 38, of Conneautville, Pa.; and - Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Hoover, 29, of West Elizabeth, Pa., died June 11 at Forward Operating Base Bullard, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device. -------------

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to see the support from the community. Kluttz reflected on her time in elementary school at Frank B. John, remembering that the bridge was her way home. She also spoke about moving back to Ellis Street as an adult, “strolling my babies over the bridge to the neighborhood grocery store.” “Please understand that we as a council all understand the historic significance of this,” she said. “But we also are unable to make a commitment to you. “This bridge is not a building, it’s part of our transportation system in the city. We have a responsibility to our citizens that it’s safe, and fire and ambulances are able to reach them safely.” Kluttz promised the council will make “the very best decision” the members can, and she said the bridge committee will look at each possibility before reporting back to the council. She also noted that the city was waiting to hear back from the railroad to begin any decision making. James Carley, a civil engineer and resident of Salisbury for the past 30 years, addressed the council during the public hearing. “I’ve had the opportunity as a civil engineer to go over the proposal from Jeffrey Koontz from URS, and hear David Fischetti’s today,” he said. “Between the two proposals we have, we can rehabilitate the bridge and make it safe for emergency vehicles.” He also said the city has poorly maintained the bridge over the years, and inconvenienced residents during the bridge’s repairs for too long. “I’ve seen untreated lumber used for repair of the railings,” he said, noting that the bridge was originally painted white, and has not been white in the 30 years he’s lived in Salisbury. “We shut this down in December for six months and put it back in business in five days,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous.” After Tuesday’s meeting, Thomson said the foundation had two major points for rehabbing the bridge: the bridge’s history and the legal issues. “Stoneman entering the city, that in and of itself is reason for further investigation,” he said. “This bridge is one of Salisbury’s most historic sites, and the 1962 photo documents that history. “As this issue with the bridge gets flushed out even more, it seems to become more and more about the people. It’s a physical connection. “The history of the bridge should not be minimized, and we feel it has been downplayed by some.” The legal aspects, Thomson said, revolve around the protections that the bridge is afforded. “And the fact that the city is in the driver’s seat has to be emphasized,” he said. “In retaining Poyner and Spruill, we recognize there are legal issues that can work toward preserving the resource. If there are feasible and prudent alternatives (to tearing down the bridge), then they’ve (the city) got to follow it.” Thomson said the most beneficial piece to hiring the firm was that it proved the railroad had no ultimate say in the future of the bridge. “So,” Thomson said, “let’s move on, rehabilitate this historical resource, make it safe, and let’s save its history. It’s obvious that there’s public support.”

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June 20, 2010


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287

BY DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press

BY EDDIE PELLS Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Forget fist pumps. When Tiger Woods watched his putt on No. 17 roll in — a putt he later admitted was “a joke” — he raised his right arm and extended his index finger high in the air. No. 1. Who knows? Maybe he can still get there this week after a remarkable round of U.S. Open golf Saturday at Pebble Beach. Woods shot 5-under 31 on the back nine to post a 5-under 66 for the day and vault from also-ran to big-time contender. He was at 1-under 212 for the tournament, alone in third place, five shots behind leader Dustin Johnson with only one player, Graeme McDowell, in between. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tiger Woods watches his approach shot on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach.

Johnson endures ‘slump’

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Dustin Johnson plays his best at Pebble Beach no matter what month, no matter what stage. Hours after Tiger Woods came to life in the U.S. Open with his best round of the year, Johnson turned in a prime-time performance every bit as good Saturday. Johnson, the two-time defending champion in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, overpowered the course and birdied his last two holes, hitting 6-iron onto the green from the rough on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 66 and a three-shot lead over Graeme McDowell.

“If I keep hitting like I’ve been hitting and putting it in the spots on the green, then I’m going to be tough to beat,” said Johnson, who was at 6-under 207.


Brown living dream

Associated Press



Dustin Johnson leads by three shots after a third-round 66.


BY JENNA FRYER SONOMA, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson hasn’t been to Victory Lane in 10 races, his longest drought in two years. NASCAR’s four-time defending champion has finished outside the top 10 in five of the last seven races and dropped to seventh in the Sprint Cup Series standings. And now he’s at Infineon RaceJOHNSON way, one of just five tracks where he’s never won a Cup race. It’s not that being in wine country poses a problem. Johnson’s just not that good at road course racing. “Everybody knows how much I have focused on it and how badly I want to win on a road course, especially here,” said Johnson, a Californian. “It’s time.” Johnson has progressively gotten better at Infineon, where he’s cracked the top five just twice and has averaged a 17th-place finish in eight career starts. He was a career-best fourth last year but didn’t carry that improvement into Watkins Glen, the only other road course in the series, where he finished 12th last August. But after qualifying second for today’s race — he briefly held the pole until he was bumped by defending winner Kasey Kahne — Johnson believes he’s got a chance at winning on a road course. “I feel really good about it,” said Johnson, who has run two Grand-Am events this year for more practice. “We’ve been testing and doing everything I can to be a better road course driver and to get our cars better. So we’ll see what happens.” His lack of success in Sonoma became a topic of conversation this weekend, even as Johnson keeps ducking the assertion he’s in some sort of slump. He’s scoffed at that notion for weeks — even though he had three finishes of 31st or worse last month. But he’s clearly aware of the perception. He joked that “everybody keeps saying I’m in a slump” when presented with his trophy for being the first quarter winner in Driver Of The Year voting. Johnson was honored for winning three of the first five races this season, a span dating to Bristol in March. “I get accused of being a little intense at times, so I’m trying to make sure to laugh a little bit,” he said, referring to his slump reference. “There is no doubt that the month of May was tough on us. I made mistakes.


Johnson out front

Woods surges into Open hunt





Rowan baserunner Noah Holmes, right, and coach Jim Gantt watch as a Kannapolis pitcher fires toward the plate.

Rowan runs streak to 7 BY DAVID SHAW

KANNAPOLIS — K a n napolis Rowan 11 did its part Kannapolis 4 to keep the R o w a n County American Legion baseball team on a roll. Post 115 paraded seven pitchers to the mound Saturday night — with little success. Rowan packaged 13 hits with nine walks and six hit batsmen in an 11-4 victory at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. “You can’t give a team like that extra outs,” Kannapolis coach Matt Stack said. “We didn’t kick the ball around, but we gave them all those extra

baserunners. They’re just like extra outs. Walks were the difference tonight, hands down.” Rowan (14-7, 8-4) earned its seventh straight win and ninth in the past 10 games. This was the fifth consecutive game its high-octane offense has cracked double figures. “I thought we had some key hits,” said Rowan coach Jim Gantt. “But we got some walks in between that. If you walk people, some of them are gonna score. That’s the way it goes.” Rowan infielder Hayden Untz drew four walks, boosting his season total to 25.



Rowan’s Hayden Untz sprints to third base.

It was 106 degrees in Phoenix on Saturday, but Zachary “Rudy” Brown wasn’t complaining. Brown was in Arizona wearing a baseball uniform, and being a pro ballplayer is what he’s wanted to be as far back as he can remember. “Oh, my gosh, it’s what I’ve been working toward since I was a little kid,” the 2006 South Rowan graduate said. “I was always telling my Pops (Ray) BROWN that I was gonna be a pro. So this is a dream come true to me. Now I’ve got my foot in the door, and I look at it as the opportunity of a lifetime.” How long Brown remains a professional player is now up to him and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals signed the 6-foot-5, 245-pound lefty Thursday, one day after they watched him throw in relief in the M.I.N.K. (Missouri-Iowa-NebraskaKansas) League. The signing was the perfect 22nd birthday present for Brown. Brown sat through 50 rounds of the recent MLB draft without hearing his name called. He’d received no assurances he’d be selected, but enough teams had scouted him that he knew he had a shot. “Going into it, I thought there was a pretty good chance that I’d get picked in the late rounds, but it just didn’t happen,” Brown said.


First-place South outslugs visiting Wilkes Co. BY MIKE LONDON

LANDIS — South Rowan fans resisted the urge to S. Rowan 21 charge the field Wilkes Co. 10 a n d h u g A l e x I n gold, who threw the last pitch, or third baseman Cory Deason, who fielded a groundball and fired it across the diamond to first baseman Bubba McLaughlin for the final out.

Ingold, Deason and McLaughlin enabled South to finish off a 21-10 victory against Wilkes County by the 10-run rule. Drained fans got to go home after seven innings and beDEASON fore 10 p.m. South starting pitcher Dylan Walker left the mound with an inflated ERA and a dented

cap from a line drive that nearly ripped off an ear — but he also exited with a 4-0 record. “The first time through their lineup my changeup was working great,” Walker said. “Then WALKER I’m not sure what happened, but it was like night and day. They got a few bloopers to fall

and I lost my composure a little bit. That wasn’t good because that team can mash.” Homer-happy South (13-2, 8-1) can also mash. It drilled four long ones over the left-field porch Saturday. South has blasted 24 homers this summer, including 16 in a home park friendly to right-handed hitters. Gunnar Hogan hit a three-run missile that was really stung,



2B • SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010

TV Sports Sunday, June 20 AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m. VERSUS — IRL, Iowa Corn Indy 250 3 p.m. TNT — Toyota/Save Mart 350, at Sonoma 4 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals AVP VOLLEYBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Va. Beach Open, women’s final COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN — Oklahoma vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Arizona State vs. Clemson CYCLING 5 p.m. VERSUS — Tour de Suisse, final stage GOLF 3 p.m. NBC — U.S. Open Championship TGC — LPGA, ShopRite Classic MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees 2:10 p.m. WGN — L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Dodgers at Boston SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN — Slovakia vs. Paraguay 10 a.m. ESPN — Italy vs. New Zealand 2:30 p.m. ABC — Brazil vs. Ivory Coast

Area schedule Sunday, June 20 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 7 p.m. Surry at Rowan Kannapolis at South Rowan Mooresville at Mocksville INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Kannapolis at Lakewood BlueClaws

Area III Southern Division Division Overall South Rowan 8-1 13-2 11-2 13-3 Mooresville Rowan County 8-4 14-7 Wilkes 5-6 5-6 Mocksville 5-6 7-9 Kannapolis 5-7 6-9 Lexington 5-8 8-10 Stanly County 5-8 7-8 Concord 4-7 5-8 Statesville 2-9 3-10 Saturday’s games Rowan 11, Kannapolis 4 South Rowan 21, Wilkes 10 Mooresville 12, Lexington 11 Stanly 12, Statesville 11 Statesville 16, Stanly 11 Proehlific Power 15, Mocksville 2 Sunday’s games Surry at Rowan Kannapolis at South Rowan Wilkes at Concord Mooresville at Mocksville Randolph at Lexington

College baseball World Series Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 19 TCU 8, Florida State 1 UCLA 11, Florida 3 Sunday, June 20 Oklahoma (48-16) vs. S.C. (48-15), 2 p.m. Ariz. St. (52-8) vs. Clemson (43-23), 7 Monday, June 21 FSU (47-19) vs. Florida (47-16), 4:30 p.m. TCU (52-12) vs. UCLA (49-14), 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 4:30 p.m. Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 9 Wednesday, June 23 Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24 Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Friday, June 25 Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 4:30 Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9 Saturday, June 26 x-Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2 x-Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 Championship Series Best-of-3 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Saturday’s boxes TCU 8, Florida State 1 FSU

TCU ab r h bi ab r h bi Holt cf 4 1 1 0 Pena 2b 4 1 2 0 Jhnson 3b 3 0 1 0 Wright 2b 0 0 0 0 McGee lf 4 0 1 0 Holoday c 5 2 3 1 Ramsey rf 3 0 0 0 Coats lf 3 1 2 3 Crdullo ss 3 0 0 0 Curry 1b 5 0 0 0 Boyd 1b 3 0 0 0 Weik dh 3 1 1 1 Tapley dh 3 0 0 0 Elander pr 0 0 0 0 Dnesh ph 0 0 0 0 Witte 3b 2 2 1 0 Travis 2b 4 0 1 0 Fthrstn ss 2 0 0 1 Lopez c 3 0 0 0 Schultz cf 2 0 1 1 Brunelle c 1 0 0 0 Rivera lf 2 1 1 1 28 8 11 8 Totals 31 1 4 0 Totals Florida St. 100 000 000 —1 TCU 501 100 01x —8 E—Wright, Witte. DP—Florida St. 1, TCU 2. LOB—Florida St. 9, TCU 8. 2B—Coats, Witte. HR—Holaday (14). S—Wright, Witte, Schultz, Rivera. SF—Featherston. IP H R ER BB SO FSU Gilmartin L, 9-8 3 8 6 6 3 1 Scantling 2 1 1 1 0 3 Benincasa 0 0 0 0 2 0 Gast 1 0 0 0 1 2 Sitz 1 0 0 0 1 1 Everett 1 2 1 1 0 0 TCU Purke W, 15-0 7 4 1 0 4 7 Marshall 2 0 0 0 2 1 Benincasa pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. WP—Purke. T—3:08. A—23,649.

Ucla 11, Florida 3 FLORIDA h bi ab r h bi 4 0 Fntana ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 Dekker cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 Tucker 1b 4 0 0 0 3 1 Mddox 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 Dent 3b 0 0 0 0 1 0 Johnson dh4 0 1 2 3 2 Zunino c 3 0 0 0 1 1 McMhn ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 Tignor c 0 0 0 0 2 0 Thmpsn lf 4 0 1 0 1 1 Adams 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 Weitzel ph 0 0 0 0 2 2 JPigott rf 3 0 0 0 DPigott ph 1 0 0 0 34 3 6 3 Totals 431118 8 Totals UCLA 103 121 111 —11 Florida 200 100 000 —3 E—Gallego, Rodriguez, Maddox. DP— Florida 1. LOB—UCLA 13, Florida 8. 2B— Gallego, Uribe, Rodriguez. HR—Adams (9). SB—Gallego, Amaral, Espy, Fontana, Adams. S—Dunlap, Krill. IP H R ER BB SO UCLA 6 3 3 2 11 Bauer, W 7 Goeddel 2 0 0 0 2 2 Florida Panteliodis,L 3.1 5 5 4 1 2 0.2 1 2 2 1 2 Rodriguez Barfield 2 4 1 1 0 1 Campbell 2 5 2 2 0 2 Toledo 1 3 1 1 0 1 T—3:45. A—23,271. ab Gllego ss 5 0 Holt pr Willims ss 0 Amaral cf 4 Dunlap dh 3 Navrro ph 1 Espy 3b 6 Regis 2b 6 Gvinzzo lf 6 Uribe 1b 4 Krill rf 4 Gelalich lf 0 Rdrigz c 4

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Minor Leagues South Atlantic Northern Division W L Lakewood (Phillies) 41 28 Hickory (Rangers) 40 29 Hagerstown (Nationals) 35 34 Delmarva (Orioles) 32 37 Kannapolis (White Sox) 31 37 Greensboro (Marlins) 31 38 West Virginia (Pirates) 31 38 Southern Division W L Augusta (Giants) 41 28

Pct. .594 .580 .507 .464 .456 .449 .449

World Cup FIRST ROUND GROUP A Team GP W D L GF GA Pts Uruguay 2 1 1 0 3 0 4 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 France 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 South Africa 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 Friday, June 11 South Africa 1, Mexico 1 Uruguay 0, France 0 Wednesday, June 16 Uruguay 3, South Africa 0 Thursday, June 17 Mexico 2, France 0 Tuesday, June 22 Mexico vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m. France vs. South Africa, 10 a.m. GROUP B Team GP W D L GF GA Pts Argentina 2 2 0 0 5 1 6 South Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 Greece 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 Nigeria 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 Saturday, June 12 South Korea 2, Greece 0 Argentina 1, Nigeria 0 Thursday, June 17 Argentina 4, South Korea 1 Greece 2, Nigeria 1 Tuesday, June 22 Nigeria vs. South Korea, 2:30 p.m. Greece vs. Argentina, 2:30 p.m.

Legion baseball


Savannah (Mets) 41 28 .594 — Greenville (Red Sox) 35 34 .507 6 Lexington (Astros) 34 35 .493 7 Charleston (Yankees) 31 37 .456 91⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) 29 39 .426 111⁄2 Rome (Braves) 29 39 .426 111⁄2 Saturday’s Games Rome 11, Charleston 6 Hickory 9, Greenville 5 Delmarva 7, Lexington 1 Kannapolis 5, Lakewood 4 Augusta 5, Savannah 4, 10 innings Asheville 3, Greensboro 2 Hagerstown 7, West Virginia 4 Sunday’s Games Kannapolis at Lakewood, 1:05 p.m. Charleston at Rome, 2 p.m. Savannah at Augusta, 2:05 p.m. Lexington at Delmarva, 2:05 p.m. Hagerstown at West Virginia, 2:05 p.m. Greenville at Hickory, 5 p.m. Greensboro at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 1 6 9 91⁄2 10 10

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GROUP C Team GP W D L GF GA Pts Slovenia 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 United States 2 0 2 0 3 3 2 England 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 Algeria 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 Saturday, June 12 England 1, United States 1 Sunday, June 13 Slovenia 1, Algeria 0 Friday, June 18 United States 2, Slovenia 2 England 0, Algeria 0 Wednesday, June 23 Slovenia vs. England, 10 a.m. United States vs. Algeria, 10 a.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 2 1 0 1 4 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 1 5 1 Sunday, June 13 Ghana 1, Serbia 0 Germany 4, Australia 0 Friday, June 18 Serbia 1, Germany 0 Saturday, June 19 Australia 1, Ghana 1 Wednesday, June 23 Ghana vs. Germany, 2:30 p.m. Australia vs. Serbia, 2:30 p.m.

Team Ghana Germany Serbia Australia

GROUP E Team GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Netherlands 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 Denmark 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 Cameroon 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 x-Advanced to round of 16 Monday, June 14 Netherlands 2, Denmark 0 Japan 1, Cameroon 0 Saturday, June 19 Netherlands 1, Japan 0 Denmark 2, Cameroon 1 Thursday, June 24 Denmark vs. Japan, 2:30 p.m. Cameroon vs. Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. GROUP F Team GP W D L GF GA Pts Italy 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Paraguay 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Monday, June 14 Italy 1, Paraguay 1 Tuesday, June 15 New Zealand 1, Slovakia 1 Sunday, June 20 Paraguay vs. Slovakia, 7:30 a.m. Italy vs. New Zealand, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24 Slovakia vs. Italy, 10 a.m. Paraguay vs. New Zealand, 10 a.m. GROUP G Team GP W D L GF GA Pts 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 Brazil Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Portugal 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 North Korea 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Tuesday, June 15 Ivory Coast 0, Portugal 0 Brazil 2, North Korea 1 Sunday, June 20 Brazil vs. Ivory Coast, 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 21 North Korea vs. Portugal, 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 25 Portugal vs. Brazil, 10 a.m. North Korea vs. Ivory Coast, 10 a.m. GROUP H Team GP W D L GF GA Pts Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Spain 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Honduras 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Wednesday, June 16 Chile 1, Honduras 0 Spain 1, Switzerland 0 Monday, June 21 Switzerland vs. Chile, 10 a.m. Spain vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 25 Chile vs. Spain, 2:30 p.m. Switzerland vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m.

Golf U.S. Open Saturday’s third round At Pebble Beach Golf Links Yardage: 7,040; Par: 71 (35-36) Dustin Johnson 71-70-66—207 71-68-71—210 Graeme McDowell Tiger Woods 74-72-66—212 Gregory Havret 73-71-69—213 Ernie Els 73-68-72—213 Phil Mickelson 75-66-73—214 Tim Clark 72-72-72—216 Alex Cejka 70-72-74—216 Ryo Ishikawa 70-71-75—216 Davis Love III 75-74-68—217 Sean O’Hair 76-71-70—217 Martin Kaymer 74-71-72—217 Brandt Snedeker 75-74-69—218 Justin Leonard 72-73-73—218 Soren Kjeldsen 72-71-75—218 John Mallinger 77-72-70—219 Tom Watson 78-71-70—219 Edoardo Molinari 75-72-72—219 a-Russell Henley 73-74-72—219 Charl Schwartzel 74-71-74—219 Brendon de Jonge 69-73-77—219 Paul Casey 69-73-77—219 Bobby Gates 75-74-71—220 Stewart Cink 76-73-71—220 Matt Kuchar 74-72-74—220 Padraig Harrington 73-73-74—220 Luke Donald 71-75-74—220 Ian Poulter 70-73-77—220 K. J. Choi 70-73-77—220 Robert Allenby 74-74-73—221 Steve Marino 73-75-73—221 Robert Karlsson 75-72-74—221 Henrik Stenson 77-70-74—221 Angel Cabrera 75-72-74—221 Jim Furyk 72-75-74—221 Scott Verplank 72-74-75—221 Vijay Singh 74-72-75—221 Shaun Micheel 69-77-75—221 Jason Allred 72-73-76—221 Lee Westwood 74-71-76—221 a-Scott Langley 75-69-77—221 Yuta Ikeda 77-72-73—222 Kenny Perry 72-77-73—222 Sergio Garcia 73-76-73—222 Ricky Barnes 72-76-74—222 David Duval 75-73-74—222 David Toms 71-75-76—222 S.Y. Noh 74-72-76—222 Jason Gore 76-73-74—223 Thongchai Jaidee 74-75-74—223

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Auto racing Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup Race today Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 93.893. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 93.809. 3. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 93.579. 4. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 93.446. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 93.415. 6. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 93.27. 7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 93.264. 8. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, 93.256. 9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 93.233. 10. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 93.195. 11. (5) Mark Martin, Chevy, 93.172. 12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 93.166. 13. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 93.156. 14. (42) J. Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 93.144. 15. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 93.066. 16. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 92.977. 17. (26) Boris Said, Ford, 92.936. 18. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 92.877. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 92.842. 20. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 92.829. 21. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 92.787. 22. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 92.678. 23. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 92.618. 24. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 92.587. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 92.486. 26. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 92.428. 27. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 92.399. 28. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 92.396. 29. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 92.381. 30. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 92.292. 31. (78) Regan Smith, Chevy, 92.213. 32. (09) Jan Magnussen, Chevy, 92.188. 33. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 92.008. 34. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 92.003. 35. (07) P.J. Jones, Toyota, 91.972. 36. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 91.952. 37. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 91.86. 38. (83) Mattias Ekstrom, Toyota, 91.806. 39. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 91.48. 40. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (6) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 91.554.

Nationwide Series Race results Bucyrus 200 at Road America Elkhart Lake, Wis. Lap length: 4.048 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 50 laps 2. (12) Ron Fellows, Chevy, 50 3. (6) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 50 4. (13) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 50 5. (9) Owen Kelly, Ford, 50 6. (4) Brad Coleman, Toyota, 50 7. (23) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevy, 50 8. (19) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 50 9. (17) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 50 10. (20) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 50 11. (3) Colin Braun, Ford, 50 12. (11) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevy, 50 13. (21) Brian Scott, Toyota, 50 14. (7) Patrick Long, Toyota, 50 15. (28) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 50 16. (8) Paul Menard, Ford, 50 17. (30) Stanton Barrett, Chevy, 50 18. (33) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 50 19. (35) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 50 20. (10) Tony Ave, Chevy, 50 21. (36) Kenny Wallace, Chevy, 50 22. (38) Mark Green, Chevy, 50 23. (31) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevy, 50 24. (22) Michael Annett, Toyota, 50 25. (2) Jacques Villeneuve, Toyota, 49 26. (16) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 49 27. (40) Eric McClure, Ford, 46 28. (15) Alex Kennedy, Chevy, 46 29. (14) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 44 30. (25) Robb Brent, Ford, 43 31. (26) Mike Bliss, Chevy, accident, 38 32. (29) Tim George Jr., Chevy, accident, 36 33. (5) Michael McDowell, Dodge, engine, 34 34. (32) Kevin O’Connell, Chevy, engine, 34 35. (18) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 30 36. (27) Tony Raines, Chevy, engine, 29 37. (34) Kyle Kelley, Chevy, accident, 29 38. (24) Antonio Perez, Chevy, engine, 10 39. (37) Joey Scarallo, Ford, brakes, 8 40. (39) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, trans., 3 41. (41) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 1 42. (42) Andy Ponstein, Dodge, susp, 1 43. (43) Kevin Lepage, Chevy, rear end, 1 Race Statistics Lap Leaders: C.Edwards 1-11; J.Leffler 12-14; C.Edwards 15-27; P.Long 28-29; C.Edwards 30-31; B.Coleman 32-38; J.Villeneuve 39-41; C.Edwards 42-50. Top 10 in Points 1. Bra.Keselowski, 2,466; 2. C.Edwards, 2,229; 3. J.Allgaier, 2,051; 4. K.Busch, 1,945; 5. P.Menard, 1,860; 6. K.Harvick, 1,852; 7. B.Gaughan, 1,685; 8. S.Wallace, 1,674; 9. J.Leffler, 1,597; 10. J.Logano, 1,593.

Qualifying results (Car number in parentheses) 1. (60) Carl Edwards, Ford, 108.076. 2. (32) Jacques Villeneuve, Toyota, 107.735. 3. (16) Colin Braun, Ford, 107.534. 4. (18) Brad Coleman, Toyota, 107.34. 5. (81) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 107.292. 6. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 107.281. 7. (90) Patrick Long, Toyota, 107.237. 8. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 107.104. 9. (27) Owen Kelly, Ford, 107.103. 10. (35) Tony Ave, Chevy, 106.767. 11. (33) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevy, 106.75. 12. (88) Ron Fellows, Chevy, 106.746. 13. (22) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 106.409. 14. (20) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 106.403. 15. (23) Alex Kennedy, Chevy, 106.395. 16. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 106.32. 17. (66) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 106.203. 18. (12) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 106.167. 19. (38) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 106.023. 20. (99) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 105.805. 21. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, 105.667. 22. (15) Michael Annett, Toyota, 105.633. 23. (7) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevy, 105.621. 24. (87) Antonio Perez, Chevy, 105.533. 25. (09) Robb Brent, Ford, 105.392. 26. (40) Mike Bliss, Chevy, 105.205. 27. (34) Tony Raines, Chevy, 105.167. 28. (10) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 104.994. 29. (21) Tim George Jr., Chevy, 104.835. 30. (31) Stanton Barrett, Chevy, 104.766. 31. (05) Victor Gonzalez, Chevy, 104.655. 32. (43) Kevin O’Connell, Chevy, 104.24. 33. (01) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 103.635. 34. (59) Kyle Kelley, Chevy, 102.27. 35. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 101.377. 36. (28) Kenny Wallace, Chevy, 100.17. 37. (56) Joey Scarallo, Ford, 100.065. 38. (70) Mark Green, Chevy, 99.653. 39. (26) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 99.218. 40. (24) Eric McClure, Ford, 98.896. 41. (61) Josh Wise, Ford, 96.515. 42. (92) Andy Ponstein, Dodge, 96.126. 43. (04) Kevin Lepage, Chevy, 94.005.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned LHP Felix Doubront to Pawtucket (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Robert Manuel from Pawtucket. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled RHP Jeff Manship from Rochester (IL). Optioned INF Trevor Plouffe to Rochester. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Signed RHP Hayden Simpson.


Track nationals wrap up From staff reports

The New Balance Nationals concluded Saturday at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. North Rowan’s Teaunna Cuthbertson finished 24th in the long jump with a top effort of 17 feet, 2 inches. A’Lexus Brannon (20-1⁄4) won the event. Salisbury’s Meloney Ramos had the 26th-fastest time in the 400 hurdles (1:04.01), and West Rowan’s Amber Holloway was next at 1:04.43. Kendell Williams (59.01) took first place. In the emerging elite division, North’s 4x100 team of Cuthbertson, Timesheia Allen, Tianca White and Christen Jones finished fifth with a time of 49.70.

 Local golf Forty-six players vied for 31 spots in qualifying for the 8th Annual Rowan Masters. A pair of 5-under 66s by fourtime champion Keith Dorsett and newcomer Kevin Lentz paced a strong field. Next were Ken Clarke (69) and Salisbury high school teammates Alex Nianouris (70) and Alex Lee (71). Lentz won medalist honors in a sudden-death playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole. The cut off to make it to next weekend’s match play was 82.

First-round matches will be played Friday, with quarterfinals on Saturday and the semifinals and final on Sunday. Ronnie Eidson is the defending champion. Pairings in Monday’s edition.  Salisbury’s Frank Adams III made a hole-in-one on Saturday on his way to a 2-under-par 70 in the third round of the Moroccan Golf Classic. Adams aced the short, 108yard No. 7 hole with a sand wedge. It was his third hole-inone in tournament competition. Adams shot 71-74-145 through 36 holes to make the cut in the European Challenge Tour event. He is tied for 32nd going into today’s final round.  Former Nationwide Tour player Tommy Biershenk (Boiling Springs) had a final-round 62 to win the eGolf Tour’s Bolle Classic at the Country Club of Salisbury. Third-round leader Drew Weaver (High Point) finished one shot back. Biershenk’s 26-under 258 total set a 72-hole scoring record for the tour. Biershenk was forced to make a 5-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for the win after Weaver birdied the last five holes to apply pressure.

dress won the boys 10s and Knox’s Kayla Honeycutt won the girls 12s in the Salisbury Parks and Recreation/Kiwanis USTA tennis tournament. Anna Flynn lost in the championship match of the girls 14s. Flynn and Madeline Hoskins lost in the girls 14 doubles match. Katelyn Storey and Hoskins are playing in the girls 16s semifinals this morning at City Park.

 American Legion Mooresville trailed early by seven runs and trailed 11-7 in the ninth but rallied to beat Lexington 12-11 on Saturday. Lexington hit five homers, including two by Brandon Smith. Kyle Altizer was the winner in relief of Scottie Williams. Jake Beaver went 3-for-4 for the Moors and produced the game-winning hit. Tyler Lewis homered and went 3-for-5.

 All-State baseball

South Rowan shortstop Maverick Miles, East Rowan pitcher Will Johnson and East third baseman Noah Holmes were named to the All-State first team. East pitchers Thomas Allen  Kiwanis tennis and Parker Gobbel made the secSacred Heart’s Michael Chil- ond team.

Algeria next for United States BY RONALD BLUM Associated Press

IRENE, South Africa — The pattern is hard to miss: The United States falls behind by a goal or two, then tries to scramble back. So U.S. coach Bob Bradley gathered his players together Friday night — after the thrilling comeback and disallowed goal — and reminded them about Father’s Day in Rustenburg last year, when he spoke to his team after opening losses to Italy and Brazil in the Confederations Cup. They responded by routing Egypt 3-0 and didn’t stop there. The U.S. went on to upset European champion Spain and advanced to the final against Brazil, where the Americans took a twogoal lead before losing. “Whether you are a father or you’re thinking about your own father, we all shake each other’s hand and give each other a hug and it’s a happy Father’s Day deal,” he said Saturday. “That turned the tide. So maybe that will do it this time around, too.” In a tournament dominated by mostly dull matches, the U.S. has survived two edge-of-your-seat games. But time is running out. The Americans played to a 11 tie with England, a controver-

sial goal was nixed and gave them with a 2-2 tie against Slovenia and now comes Algeria on Wednesday. The U.S. can guarantee a berth in the second round with a win. If it ties, it would advance only if England loses to the Slovenes or the English tie and don’t overcome the U.S. advantage in goals, currently 3-1. “I think going into that final game we have to go in believing we’re going to get out of the group, because that’s the only way to think,” defender Jay DeMerit said. “Is that going to happen? We’ll find out.” After being eliminated in the first-round at the 2006 tournament in Germany, the U.S. had high hopes coming into this World Cup, especially with Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard in the prime of their careers. While the offense has produced goals, the defense has been shaky. England and Slovenia exploited gaps between the midfield and defense, and DeMerit and Oguchi Onyewu have been slow to react at times. As a result, the opposition had space that allowed it to split the back line. In eight of the last 12 qualifiers and World Cup matches combined, the U.S. has allowed the first goal. “It’s not like we sit and say to

ourselves, ‘All right, let’s wait until we go down 1-0, 2-0,’ ” said Michael Bradley, the coach’s son. “You play at the highest level, you can’t give away goals like that.” Donovan said players had only themselves to blame for the goals by Slovenia. “We started the match poorly. We were tentative. I think we sat too deep, which caused us problems,” he said. Bob Bradley has some big decisions to make for the Algeria match. With Robbie Findley suspended after getting two yellow cards, the coach likely will pair either Edson Buddle with Jozy Altidore at forward or push up Dempsey from midfield to forward — a move that could allow him to start Stuart Holden. Maurice Edu, who came in for Jose Torres at halftime against the Slovenes, could be considered for a start alongside Michael Bradley in the central midfield. The Desert Foxes, with speedy outside backs, reached the World Cup by beating African champion Egypt in a contentious playoff. “Algeria is a team that has a way of getting a lot of numbers behind the ball. They’re still talented going forward,” Bob Bradley said. “To get a goal is still not always easy.”

U.S. coach: ‘It was a good goal’ BY RONALD BLUM Associated Press

IRENE, South Africa — The U.S. soccer team is moving on, with no way to appeal the disallowed goal that would have given the Americans a lead in their 2-2 World Cup tie against Slovenia. Referee Koman Coulibaly of Mali called off an apparent goal by Maurice Edu off Landon Donovan’s free kick in the 85th minute Friday. The U.S. already had rallied from a two-goal deficit. “There is no process for appeals for a decision on the field,” team spokesman Michael Kammarman said Saturday. “We have not asked for any official comment from FIFA in regards to the call.” Players asked Coulibaly repeatedly why he whistled off the goal. Speculation has ranged from a possible foul on American captain Carlos Bocanegra, who had an arm around Nejc Pecnik, and one on Clint Dempsey, who pushed Andraz Kirm. Looking at the replay, more

Slovenes were holding Americans than vice versa. Aleksandar Radosavljevic held Michael Bradley in a bear hug, Bradley had his own theory: Coulibaly might have regretted his decision to award the free kick. Valter Birsa had been called for a foul on Steve Cherundolo. “I think it’s a good goal, first. I think the only things really that could be called would be penalty kicks for us,” coach Bob Bradley said. “There are times when a referee, for whatever reason, blows a foul and now thinks either he didn’t make the correct call on the foul or from a previous play, and then literally as soon as the free kick’s taken, he blows his whistle, OK? “So you can speculate all you want about which guy and everything, I think it’s a waste of time. All right? I think there was nothing there. I think it’s a good goal. And that’s that.” FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot said Saturday the governing body would not discuss

Coulibaly’s performance before a scheduled session Monday, when the 30 World Cup officials and members of the FIFA Referees Committee will meet with the media. The U.S. team has been besieged with questions why soccer referees don’t publicly explain controversial decisions, as umpires and referees do in U.S. sports. “We’re all accustomed to the fact that if it’s an NFL playoff game and there’s a call that’s in question, there will be a statement by the league from the referees, but FIFA operates differently,” Bradley said. “There are some aspects of it that are not made 100 percent clear. That seems to add to the discussion about the game. So from our end we get used to that. And we all have friends and family who ask us the same questions that most of you ask, and you end up saying that’s just how it is sometimes, and then you move on and you get ready for the next game.”

First second-round berth clinched Associated Press

DURBAN, South Africa — Wesley Sneijder scored the only goal and the Netherlands beat Japan 1-0. The victory, combined with Denmark’s 2-1 win over Cameroon, clinched a spot in the second round for the Dutch. Sneijder’s 53rd-minute strike finally broke through a Japanese defense that had stifled Dutch creativity in front of 62,010 fans. The win set a record of 10 straight victories for the Nether-

lands in World Cup qualifiers and finals matches — a run that includes eight qualification matches and its two wins in South Africa. Denmark 2, Cameroon 1 PRETORIA, South Africa — Dennis Rommedahl scored one goal and set up another as Denmark beat Cameroon, eliminating the Indomitable Lions. Australia 1, Ghana 1 RUSTENBURG, South Africa — Australia held on for a 1-1 draw despite Ghana’s man advan-

tage for more than 66 minutes, further tightening Group D. Australia forward Brett Holman scored in the 11th minute after goalkeeper Richard Kingson bobbled a free kick from Mark Bresciano. Holman put the rebound past the keeper. Harry Kewell was given a red card in the 24th minute after he blocked a shot from Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah at the goal line with his upper arm. Asamoah Gyan converted the penalty kick in the 25th minute.



SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010 • 3B

Wisconsin track a treat for Edwards BY CHRIS JENKINS Associated Press


Danica Patrick sits 11th in the IRL points standings.

Patrick kicking off busy month in Iowa BY LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press

NEWTON, Iowa — Danica Patrick spent last weekend checking off one of the most important things on any maid of honor’s to-do list. The bachelorette party. One of Patrick’s best friends is getting married in September, so Patrick used the IRL’s off week between Texas and Iowa to celebrate. While that might seem a tad early to round up the bridesmaids for a bash, the auto racing star had a valid excuse. “I don’t have a weekend off until then,” Patrick said. “That shows how busy I am.” Patrick’s ambitious IRL/NASCAR Nationwide summer slate kicks off today with the IRL’s Iowa 250. Then it’s off to the Nationwide race in New Hampshire on June 26, the open-wheel road course event at Watkins Glen on July 4 and the Nationwide race in Chicago on July 9. The next month will mark the first time Patrick is juggling open-wheel and stock car racing simultaneously. She made her much-hyped debut in the Nationwide series before the IndyCar season started, but she put aside stock car racing to focus on the IRL in March. Patrick’s IndyCar performance has been somewhat shaky so far. Despite a promising second-place finish in Texas two weeks ago, Patrick sits 11th in the points standings through seven races after finishing a career-best fifth in 2009. But Patrick believes that spending more time in race cars can only help her navigate the difficult schedule ahead. “I find myself in a car all the time now,” Patrick said. “I find myself out there on race weekends every weekend, and then testing during the week. I’m doing so much more driving than anything else, which is a definite shift in the schedule, so it’s fun. “It’s hard though. You’re

always on the spot, you’re always trying to be faster and faster and up against the clock. But it PATRICK makes you a better driver. It’s helping me to be able to adapt in more situations.” The extra work appears to be finally paying off. After finishing sixth in the Indy 500, Patrick ran perhaps the best race of her IRL career in Texas. Patrick rode near the front for the entire race, even grabbing the lead 36 laps from the finish before Ryan Briscoe zipped past her for the eventual win. That performance was arguably better than Patrick’s lone IRL win, which came in Japan two years ago. Patrick is hoping what worked in Texas will work well enough in Iowa to pick up her first checkered flag on U.S. soil. “Texas was definitely, top to bottom, probably my best race,” Patrick said. “Just driving up to the front, staying up there and being right in at the end.” The buzz over Patrick’s burgeoning NASCAR career will kick back up in earnest after today’s IRL race. Once up in Loudon, N.H., Patrick will have to deal with the extra attention while adjusting to stock car racing, a process she acknowledged Saturday can still be overwhelming. For now, Patrick is trying to focus on Iowa, a track where she’s had mixed results. Patrick finished 13th after a mid-race accident in 2007, started and finished sixth in 2008 and wound up in ninth place last year after leading for 24 laps. “I really just take it one day or one weekend at a time, and I’m not thinking about Loudon at all,” Patrick said. “I’m really just thinking of it as another race weekend.”


Brown, who finished his senior season when UNC Pembroke was eliminated from the Peach Belt Conference tournament in May, was pitching for the Excelsior Springs Cougars in the wood-bat M.I.N.K. League when the draft took place. “The M.I.N.K. League is where I got the exposure I needed,” Brown said. “I thought it would be worth my time to come out here.” Brown’s long journey started at South Rowan. He had a reputation in those days as a talented guy who might be too laid-back to reach his potential, but the arm and frame were

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — For the third year in a row, Carl Edwards made the most of his cross-country commute to Wisconsin. Edwards swooped past Jacques Villeneuve on a restart with nine laps to go, then ran away from the field to win the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Road America on Saturday. The celebration was brief, as Edwards was scheduled to catch a flight to California so he can run today’s Sprint Cup race. Edwards said bringing home a trophy makes pulling double duty worthwhile. “For sure!,” he said. “What else was I going to be doing this afternoon, a vineyard or something? I’d much rather be here.” It was Edwards’ third straight win in the Nationwide series’ annual trip to Wisconsin — but this one came at a new venue, as the scenic 4-mile road course replaced the financially troubled Milwaukee Mile on the schedule this season. Veteran road racing ace Ron Fellows finished second in a Chevrolet, 4.302 seconds behind Edwards’ Ford. Brendan Gaughan finished third in a Toyota. “To be racing against Jacques Villeneuve and Ron Fellows on a road course?,” Gaughan said. “I was having the time of my life.” For a while, it looked like Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula One champion and 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner, might steal the show. Villeneuve made a wild charge to the lead late in the race. But another caution bunched up the field, allowing Edwards to make his decisive move. Villeneuve then had electrical problems in the closing laps, costing him a potential second-place finish. “It was actually a lot more fun than expected,” Villeneuve said. “The cars drove really well around the course and it was a fun race. It was obviously a lot different than the last time I was here, but it was fun out there today.” After taking a restart with 12 laps to go, Villeneuve charged from eighth to


“We had some unfortunate luck. We just had some bad races, and it made for a long month. But I don’t think we’re in a slump. We’re not where we want to be, but I wouldn’t call it a slump.” Johnson could go a long way to silencing the slump talk with a win on the twisting 11-turn, 1.99-mile course through picturesque Sonoma, a track that requires a far different skill set from the usual all-left-turn racing on NASCAR’s ovals. “It is fair to say that when you’ve won on a road course, people look at you differently,” Jeff Burton says. “Any time a driver can accomplish goals and put himself in the realm of conversation about


Carl Edwards leads the pack during the Bucyrus 200 at Road America. first in half a lap, with Edwards right behind him. Villeneuve’s tire was smoking significantly, as it appeared to be rubbing against damaged bodywork on the front end of his car. Yet another crash brought out another caution, and Villeneuve took a restart with nine laps remaining not knowing if his tire would hold up for the remainder of the race. Edwards was worried Villeneuve was going to crash — and possibly take Edwards out with him. “I was really concerned, but I knew he wasn’t going to listen to me,” Edwards said. Edwards then roared past Villeneuve and into the lead in Turn 1. Another wreck set up a restart with three to go, allowing Fellows to pass Gaughan for third. Villeneuve was in second with two laps to go, but began to slip back in the pack with mechanical issues and finished 25th. Paul Menard and Brad Keselowski also will fly back to California to run the Sprint Cup race at Sonoma today. Edwards is riding on Menard’s plane. “At one point, we were racing real

hard,” Edwards said. “I thought, ‘Boy, if we wreck each other, I don’t know if I can find another ride.’ ” Keselowski finished fourth and held onto his series points lead. It was a rough race for Justin Allgaier, who remains third in the Nationwide series points standings. Allgaier ran off the track on the second lap of the race, coming to a stop on the hill between Turns 5 and 6. After a trip to the garage, Allgaier eventually re-entered the race and finished 35th. In all, it was a mixed debut for the Nationwide series at the picturesque, fast and technically challenging 14-turn road course that winds through the tree-lined hills of central Wisconsin. As expected, the on-track action was entertaining. But on a four-mile track, any full-course caution period made for an extended break in the action. That included a big wreck on lap 30, when a nine-car pileup in Turn 6 brought the race to a halt under a red flag — a Talladega-style “big one” on a road course. Racing resumed after a delay of 31 minutes, 31 seconds under the red flag.

who has a chance to win at any kind of racetrack, that is what he wants to do.” The series boasts several drivers who have mastered the technique, and the annual stops at Infineon and Watkins Glen offer an unusual opportunity. One possibility is Marcos Ambrose, who qualified sixth and is among the favorites. The Australian was third in last year’s race and second at Watkins Glen, where he dazzled Jeff Gordon this month during a Goodyear tire test to the point that Gordon asked to turn some laps in Ambrose’s car. Juan Pablo Montoya, a celebrated former Formula One racer, is always considered a favorite. His 2007 victory at Sonoma remains his only win since moving to NASCAR. Then there’s Gordon and Tony Stewart, who for a long stretch were just

about the only two drivers who could win on a road course. The two former series champions have a combined 16 victories at NASCAR’s two road courses. “It’s definitely a place I feel like we’ve got the potential to win, even before we make a single lap,” said Stewart, a twotime Sonoma winner. That’s a position Johnson would love to be in, but he understands that confidence comes with an improved comfort level. His plan of attack today is to remain patient and stay calm, no easy feat considering all the blocking that goes on from the drop of the green flag. “I know I can do this,” he said. “I get in other road course cars, and I’m plenty fast and competitive. I’ve run good at times in the Cup car on road courses, so I know I have it in me. I just need to figure out how to do it over the course of 90 laps.”


while Randy Shepherd launched a three-run moon shot that landed just over the barrier. Blake Houston hit his first homer of the summer to trigger the fun, and Parker Hubbard smacked the first homer of his life — a pinch-hit job — to cap the excitement. “It was right down the middle, I swung and knew it was gone,” said a smiling Hubbard, although he didn’t explain how he knew it was gone if he’d never hit one. South accepted nine walks and banged out 16 hits. Shepherd, who also had a two-run single, had the best boxscore line — 3-3-3-5. Fans groaned briefly when Hubbard pinch hit for Shepherd in the sixth, but they were cheering for Hubbard a few seconds later as he circled

always there. He went 5-3 with 54 strikeouts as a junior for the Raiders in 2005 when they still were playing 4A. He shut out West Forsyth twice. But his senior year, he fell back to 1-5 despite 71 strikeouts in 521⁄3 innings and a handful of terrific outings. On opening day of that season, he fanned 11 Mooresville hitters — in four innings. The summer after his senior year is when Brown really started figuring it out. There were nights when he dominated for the South Rowan Legion team. He went 4-3 and struck out a program-record 18 batters against Lexington. He held Kannapolis’ Area III champions scoreless for seven innings. Brown headed to Surry Community College after high school, but



the bases. Joseph Basinger scored four runs by being patient. South took the walks, and when opportunities arose, guys hit homers. “I spent a long time waiting for my pitch, but then I finally got it,” explained Hogan, who drew two walks before he lined his three-run homer in the fifth. South batted around twice against an improved Wilkes squad (5-6). It sent 13 men to the plate in an eight-run second, and 12 more went to the dish during a seven-run fifth. “They made some mistakes and we capitalized of-

he returned for a Legion encore in the summer of 2007 and put up one of the best two-way seasons in South history. He had transformed himself from laid-back to vocal leader, and he went 6-5 with a 2.79 ERA and a program-record 86 strikeouts in 802⁄3 innings. He also belted 10 homers — opposite-field pokes over the short porch in left field at South. He batted .364 and drove in 34 runs. Brown finished a solid, two-year stay at Surry in 2008 and signed with UNC Pembroke. The final two years of his college career were quietly successful. He worked mostly out of the bullpen. He was 4-3 with a 2.85 ERA as a senior and struck out 51 in 41 innings. He helped Pembroke win 34 games.

fensively and scored a lot of runs — that was the good part,” South coach Michael Lowman said. “But we’ve still got to play a lot better baseball. When we get into to the playoffs and we’re seeing No. 1 and No. 2 starters — then it’s going to be a different game. Can we win those 3-2 games in the playoffs? Right now, I’m not sure we can. We have to get better.” This was the fourth time this season that South has allowed double-digit runs and still managed to win. The positive as far as the pitching was that while Walker allowed 13 hits — all in the last four innings — he had zero walks. “We made some errors that hurt him and then Dylan started missing on some pitches in the middle of the strike zone,” Lowman said. “But he kept battling all night.” Josh Fox had a homer and four RBIs to lead Wilkes. South will send Weston Smith to the mound at home

Brown relied heavily on his curveball at Surry, but he added velocity at Pembroke and replaced his curve with a slider. “Pembroke was a great experience for me, and my senior year went exactly the way you’d want a senior year to go,” Brown said. “Every time I went to the mound, I was thinking to myself, ‘This may be my last chance. I’ve got to make something happen.’ ” Nothing happened with the draft, but the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Royals were impressed after they saw Brown in the M.I.N.K. League. “I’ve worked hard to find my slider. My fastball is usually 88-90 mph and 91 on my good days,” Brown said. “I’m not afraid to go after guys and pound them inside with the fastball. Then there’s my

tonight against Kannapolis. He’ll pitch against many of his NW Cabarrus teammates.

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Wilkes 000 420 4 — 10 S. Rowan 180 372 x — 21 E — Hendren 2, Gambill, Fox, Hogan, Deason, Bearden. DP — South 1. LOB — Wilkes 13, South 8. 2B — Wingler, Finley, Houston. HR — Hogan (4), Shepherd (4), Houston (1), Hubbard (1), Fox. SB — Miles. SF — Gragg. IP H R ER BB K Wilkes Gregory L 4 8 12 8 6 2 Hunter 0 3 6 3 2 0 Zaleski 2 5 3 2 1 2 Home Walker W, 4-0 62⁄3 13 10 6 0 6 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Ingold Hunter pitched to 6 batters in the 5th. WP — Gregory, Hunter 2, Walker. HBP — by Zaleski (Houston).

changeup. It’s always been a good pitch for me.” Brown will stay in relief where he’s comfortable, and the Royals plan to start him with their rookielevel team in the Arizona League. He’ll play home games at the Royals’ training complex in Surprise, a Phoenix suburb. The next step up the ladder for Brown — the Burlington (N.C.) Royals of the Appalachian League — would bring him much closer to his roots. He’s determined to make that climb. “I’m going to dedicate myself to the game, I’m not gonna quit and I’m not gonna stop,” Brown said. “I believe I can keep moving up. If the Royals didn’t believe I could do it, I wouldn’t be here in Arizona right now.”


4B • SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010




Rowan’s Zach Smith sticks out his tongue while digging out of the box on a double.

Slugger Zach Smith went 4 - for-5 with a pair of runscoring doubles and three RBIs. And leadoff man Preston Troutman stroked two doubles and reached base four times. “Everybody’s contributing right now,” said Smith. “That’s all you can ask for. And all those free baserunners. That’s never good for any team.” Including Kannapolis (6-9, 5-7). The hosts produced a number of timely hits against RC’s Thomas Allen in the first three innings, enabling them to take a 4-3 lead. Justin Seager trimmed Rowan’s edge to 2-1 with an RBI single in the bottom of the first. No. 9 hitter Zach Jones doubled home two runs for a 3-2 Kannapolis edge in the second. And Taylor West tripled and scored on Dylan May’s groundout to help K-town regain the lead in the third. But after yielding six hits in the first three innings, Allen found a rhythm. He persevered into the sixth, finishing with seven strikeouts in 51⁄3 innings. He allowed seven hits and was pulled after walking Wes Honeycutt with his 95th pitch of the night. “He hasn’t pitched a whole lot because of the forearm injury,” Gantt said. “That was his longest outing for the Legion team. He seemed to get better as he went. He really wanted to stay in there, but his pitch count got up there. It was in his best interest to get him out of there.” Allen, who collected his first win of the season, was spelled by Alex Litaker (22⁄3 scoreless innings) and the baffling Will Johnson, who struck out two in a perfect bottom of the ninth. “Thomas didn’t pitch that bad,” Litaker noted. “He really finished well. Earlier he was leaving some balls up. I know when I got to the mound, everyone had my back.” Litaker threw the game’s most important pitch to Justin Seager with runners at the corners and one out in the Kannapolis sixth. “The first pitch, Luke


Rowan starting pitcher Thomas Allen casts a big shadow from the mound at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. (Thomas) called a pitchout, just to see if anything was on,” Litaker said. “Then I threw a couple of changeups. And then an outside fastball that he chopped to (Untz).” Rowan’s second baseman initiated a 4-6-3 double play that doused a rally, preserved a shaky two-run lead and gave the guests the momentum they’d need to prevail. “Double plays are always a pitcher’s best friend,” Gantt said afterward. “They call them that for a reason.” Zack Simpson singled home an insurance run in the eighth inning before RC pulled away with in the ninth. 

NOTES: Surging Rowan begins a five-game homestand tonight against Surry County. Kannapolis visits South Rowan tonight.

Rowan 11, Kannapolis 4 ROWAN

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Rowan 201 210 014 — 11 Kannapolis 121 000 000 — 4 E — Troutman 2, Wallace. DP — Rowan 1. LOB — Rowan 16, Kannapolis 9. 2B — Troutman 2, Smith 2, Holmes, Jones, Wallace, Black. 3B — West. SB — Smith, Untz, Simpson, Sapp. CS — Simpson. S — Black. IP H R ER BB K Rowan Allen W,1-0 51⁄3 7 4 3 2 7 Litaker 22⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 2 Kannapolis 2 Hamilton ⁄3 2 2 2 2 1 Sexton L 21⁄3 2 3 3 3 0 Goodman 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 KBridges 1 ⁄3 4 1 1 0 1 2 CBridges ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Jones 0 4 4 3 0 0 May 1 0 0 0 1 1 WP — C.Bridges 2, Hamilton, Goodman. HBP — by Hamilton (Thomas), by Sexton (Morris, Smith), by Goodman (Thomas), by C.Bridges (Miller), by Jones (Sapp). PB — Thomas. T — 3:12.


Kannapolis’ Justin Seager dives back to first base ahead of a throw to Zack Simpson.

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Rowan players watch Noah Holmes take a swing.


Will Sapp ducks away from an inside pitch.




Red Sox on verge of sweep Associated Press

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox overcame Manny Ramirez’s homer to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Saturday. Boston improved to 7-1 on a nine-game homestand and will go for a three-game sweep tonight. Ramirez homered in his second game back at Fenway Park against his former team, a sixth-inning solo shot off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. The enigmatic slugger also had his first stolen base since 2008. Wakefield made his 200th career start at Fenway, tying Roger Clemens for the most in Red Sox history. Twins 13, Phillies 10 (11) PHILADELPHIA — Joe Mauer hit a tying homer off Brad Lidge to cap a five-run rally in the ninth inning and Delmon Young drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th. Each team hit a dramatic homer when it was down to its last out in a wild game that featured nine home runs. Pinch-hitter Jim Thome cracked a two-run homer in the ninth off Phillies reliever Jose Contreras. Two outs later, Mauer’s two-run drive off Lidge tied it at 9. Drew Butera’s first career home run, also a pinch-hit shot, gave the Twins a 10-9 lead in the 10th, but pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit a tying homer off closer Jon Rauch with two outs in the bottom half. Yankees 5, Mets 3 NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson each hit a two-run homer, Phil Hughes became the American League’s second 10-game winner and the New York Yankees ended the Mets’ eightgame winning streak. Hughes (10-1) gave up two early home runs to Jose Reyes, but the Yankees quickly came back against Mike Pelfrey (9-2). Hughes went seven innings and tied Tampa Bay’s David Price for the AL lead in wins. Derek Jeter was a late scratch from the lineup because of a bruised heel. Angels 12, Cubs 0 CHICAGO — Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer, and Jered Weaver pitched seven stellar innings. White Sox 1, Nationals 0 WASHINGTON — Jake Peavy pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout. Carlos Quentin’s RBI single in the fourth sent the Nationals to their season-worst sixth consecutive defeat. Blue Jays 3, Giants 0 TORONTO — Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer to snap a scoreless tie in the eighth. The Blue Jays lead the majors with 105 home runs. Diamondbacks 6, Tigers 5 DETROIT — Edwin Jackson pitched into the eighth inning against his former team and the Diamondbacks snapped a franchise-record 14-game road losing streak. Mark Reynolds and Miguel Montero homered for Arizona, which earned its first road win since May 17 at Florida. Cardinals 4, Athletics 3 ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright threw eight innings and Jason Motte struck out Adam Rosales with the tying run in scoring position in the ninth. Rangers 5, Astros 1 HOUSTON — Colby Lewis pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game, rookie Justin Smoak homered for the second straight day and the Rangers extended their season-best winning streak to seven games. Rays 9, Marlins 8 (11) MIAMI — B.J. Upton and Reid Brignac each drew basesloaded walks in a four-run 11th inning against Jorge Sosa. James Shields (6-6), making the first relief appearance of his 133-game career, threw a scoreless 10th for Tampa. Orioles 5, Padres 4 SAN DIEGO — Adam Jones hit a two-run home run that gave Kevin Millwood (1-8) his first victory of the season. Pirates 6, Indians 4 PITTSBURGH — The Pirates ended a 12-game slide. NATIONAL LEAGUE Rockies 8, Brewers 7 DENVER — The Rockies were down by three entering the seventh but scored seven times over the next two innings.

Standings American League East Division W L 42 26 42 26 42 28 38 31 19 49 Central Division W L Minnesota 39 29 Detroit 37 30 Chicago 33 34 Kansas City 29 40 Cleveland 26 41 West Division W L Texas 40 28 Los Angeles 39 32 Oakland 33 37 Seattle 26 41 New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore

Pct GB .618 — .618 — .600 1 .551 41⁄2 .279 23 Pct GB .574 — .552 11⁄2 .493 51⁄2 .420 101⁄2 .388 121⁄2 Pct GB .588 — .549 21⁄2 .471 8 .388 131⁄2

National League East Division W L Atlanta 41 28 New York 39 29 Philadelphia 35 31 Florida 32 36 Washington 31 38 Central Division W L St. Louis 38 30 Cincinnati 37 31 Chicago 30 38 Milwaukee 28 40 Houston 26 43 Pittsburgh 24 44 West Division W L San Diego 39 29 Los Angeles 38 30 San Francisco 37 30 Colorado 36 32 Arizona 27 42

Pct GB .594 — .574 11⁄2 .530 41⁄2 .471 81⁄2 .449 10 Pct GB .559 — .544 1 .441 8 .412 10 .377 121⁄2 .353 14 Pct GB .574 — .559 1 .552 11⁄2 .529 3 .391 121⁄2

Schedule Interleague play Saturday’s Games L.A. Angels 12, Chicago Cubs 0 N.Y. Yankees 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Toronto 3, San Francisco 0 Chicago White Sox 1, Washington 0 Boston 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Minnesota 13, Philadelphia 10, 11 innings Arizona 6, Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 6, Cleveland 4 Texas 5, Houston 1 Atlanta 5, Kansas City 4 Tampa Bay 9, Florida 8, 11 innings St. Louis 4, Oakland 3 Colorado 8, Milwaukee 7 Baltimore 5, San Diego 4 Cincinnati at Seattle, late Sunday’s Games Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 3-6), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-3), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 5-5) at Toronto (Marcum 6-3), 1:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 10-2) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 7-2), 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 7-3) at Washington (Lannan 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 2-6) at Pittsburgh (B.Lincoln 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 4-5) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-9), 1:35 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 7-6) at Philadelphia (Halladay 8-5), 1:35 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 5-3) at Houston (F.Paulino 1-8), 2:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 6-2) at St. Louis (Suppan 0-2), 2:15 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 2-5), 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 5-6) at Colorado (Cook 2-4), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 2-0) at San Diego (Garland 6-5), 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 5-6) at Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-6), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 6-4) at Boston (Buchholz 9-4), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Kansas City at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Arizona, 10:10 p.m.

Box scores White Sox 1, Nationals 0 Chicago

Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Pierre lf 3 0 0 0 Morgan cf 3 0 1 0 Vizquel 3b 4 1 2 0 CGzmn 2b 3 0 1 0 Kotsay 1b 3 0 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 AnJons cf 4 0 1 0 A.Dunn 1b 3 0 0 0 Quentin rf 4 0 2 1 AKndy pr 0 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 3 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 0 0 IRdrgz c 3 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 Berndn rf 3 0 1 0 Peavy p 4 0 1 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 0 0 JMartn p 2 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 WHarrs ph 1 0 0 0 TWalkr p 0 0 0 0 29 0 3 0 Totals 34 1 9 1 Totals Chicago 000 100 000—1 Washington 000 000 000—0 Dp—Washington 1. Lob—Chicago 8, Washington 5. Sb—Morgan (15), C.Guzman (3). Cs—Kotsay (2). S—C.Guzman. H R ER BB SO IP Chicago Peavy W,6-5 9 3 0 0 2 7 Washington J.Martin L,0-3 6 8 1 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 1 S.Burnett Batista 1 1 0 0 0 0 T.Walker 1 0 0 0 0 2 S.Burnett pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by S.Burnett (Pierre). T—2:34. A—36,487 (41,546).

Angels 12, Cubs 0 Los Angeles ab r HKndrc 2b6 1 Frndsn 3b 5 1 BAreu rf 5 2 TrHntr cf 2 1 Willits cf 1 0 Napoli 1b 4 1 SShilds p 1 0 JRiver lf 4 0 BoWlsn c 4 2 BrWod ss 5 2 JerWvr p 4 1 Quinln 1b 1 1


h bi ab r h bi 3 3 Fukdm rf 4 0 0 0 2 1 Colvin lf 4 0 0 0 4 1 Byrd cf 4 0 1 0 1 2 D.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Tracy 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Fontent 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 K.Hill c 2 0 0 0 1 3 Stevens p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 2 1 Theriot ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 SCastro ss 3 0 0 0 Lilly p 1 0 0 0 Soto c 2 0 0 0 Totals 42121511 Totals 30 0 2 0 Los Angeles 400 022 103—12 Chicago 000 000 000— 0 E—Lilly (1), S.Castro (9). Dp—Chicago 2. Lob—Los Angeles 11, Chicago 3. 2b— Frandsen (6), J.Rivera (11), Bo.Wilson (3). Hr—H.Kendrick (7), Tor.Hunter (12). Sb— J.Rivera (1). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Weaver W,7-3 7 2 0 0 0 11 S.Shields 2 0 0 0 0 1 Chicago 9 8 6 3 7 Lilly L,2-6 51⁄3 3 1 1 3 1 Stevens 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Grabow 11⁄3 Howry 1 3 3 1 1 1 WP—Jer.Weaver, Lilly. A—40,008.

Yankees 5, Mets 3 New York (N) ab r JosRys ss 4 2 Pagan cf 3 0 Wrght 3b 4 0 I.Davis 1b 3 0 Bay lf 4 0 Carter dh 4 0 Francr rf 3 0 Cora 2b 3 0 HBlanc c 1 1 JFelicn ph 1 0 Barajs c 0 0 Totals 30 3

New York (A) h bi ab r 2 3 Gardnr lf 4 2 2 0 Swisher rf 4 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 1 0 0 ARdrgz dh 3 0 1 0 Cano 2b 3 0 0 0 Posada c 3 1 0 0 Grndrs cf 3 1 1 0 R.Pena ss 4 0 0 0 Russo 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 31 5 6 3 Totals

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New York (N) 102 000 000—3 New York (A) 102 200 00x—5 Dp—New York (N) 1, New York (A) 2. Lob—New York (N) 3, New York (A) 6. 2b— Pagan (13), Cano (21). Hr—Jos.Reyes 2 (5), Teixeira (11), Granderson (6). Cs—Pagan (5). IP H R ER BB SO New York (N) Pelfrey L,9-2 7 7 5 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 Igarashi

New York (A) Hughes W,10-1 7 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 Chamberlain H Rivera S,16-17 1 0 0 0 WP—P.Hughes. T—2:39. A—49,073 (50,287).

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Blue Jays 3, Giants 0 San Francisco Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Torres cf 3 0 0 0 FLewis lf 3 1 1 0 Snchz 2b 3 0 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 1 1 2 A.Huff rf-lf 4 0 0 0 Lind dh 4 0 2 0 Uribe dh 4 0 0 0 Wise pr-dh 0 1 0 0 Burrell lf 3 0 1 0 V.Wells cf 4 0 1 0 Schrhlt rf 1 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 1 1 Sndovl 3b 3 0 1 0 JBautst rf 3 0 0 0 Posey 1b 3 0 0 0 Overay 1b 3 0 1 0 Renteri ss 3 0 1 0 J.Buck c 3 0 0 0 BMolin c 3 0 1 0 Encrnc 3b 3 0 1 0 Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 31 3 8 3 San Fran 000 000 000—0 Toronto 000 000 03x—3 Dp—San Francisco 1, Toronto 1. Lob— San Francisco 5, Toronto 6. 2b—Sandoval (18), Renteria (4), Overbay (16). Hr—A.Hill (10). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco 6 3 3 2 3 Cain L,6-5 72⁄3 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 S.Casilla Toronto Litsch 7 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 Camp W,2-1 Gregg S,18-21 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Litsch (F.Sanchez). WP— S.Casilla. T—2:15. A—20,666 (49,539).

Twins 13, Phillies 10 (11) Minnesota Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 5 2 2 1 Victorn cf 6 1 1 0 Hudsn 2b 6 1 1 0 Polanc 3b 5 2 2 0 Mauer c 5 2 1 2 Utley 2b 5 1 3 3 Mrnea 1b 5 3 2 3 Howard 1b 6 1 1 2 Cuddyr rf 4 0 0 0 Werth rf 4 1 1 2 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 Ibanez lf 3 1 2 1 Butera ph 1 1 1 1 Contrrs p 0 0 0 0 Rauch p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 DlmYn lf 6 2 3 2 Durbin p 0 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Dobbs ph 1 0 0 0 Thome ph 1 1 1 2 JCastro ss 0 0 0 0 Tolbert 3b 2 0 1 2 Schndr c 5 0 1 0 Punto ss 3 1 2 0 WValdz ss 4 1 1 1 Slowey p 1 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 1 1 1 Manshp p 1 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 BHarrs ph 1 0 0 0 Hamels p 3 1 1 0 Dunsng p 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Kubel rf 2 0 1 0 BFrncs lf 2 0 0 0 Totals 46131513 Totals 4510 1410 Minnesota 300 001 005 13—13 Philadelphia 341 000 100 10—10 E—Hamels (1). Lob—Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 6. 2b—Delm.Young (16), Tolbert (2), Polanco (14), Utley (13), Ibanez (13). 3b—Utley (2). Hr—Mauer (3), Morneau (14), Butera (1), Thome (6), Howard (14), Werth (12), Ibanez (5), W.Valdez (1), Gload (3). Sb—Span (14). S—Rauch. Sf—Utley, Werth. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota 7 7 7 1 2 Slowey 12⁄3 2 1 1 1 2 Manship 41⁄3 Duensing 1 1 1 1 0 0 Guerrier 2 2 0 0 0 4 Rauch W,2-1 BS 2 2 1 1 0 1 Philadelphia 7 5 4 3 2 7 Hamels 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.Romero 1 ⁄3 2 3 3 1 1 Contreras Lidge Bs,1-5 1 2 2 2 0 1 Durbin 1 4 1 1 0 0 Baez L,2-3 1 2 3 3 2 1 Contreras pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. WP—Hamels, Lidge. PB—Schneider. T—3:53. A—45,254 (43,651).

Red Sox 5, Dodgers 4 Los Angeles Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Kemp cf 4 0 0 1 Scutaro ss 4 0 1 0 RMartn c 3 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 5 0 2 1 Ethier rf 4 0 0 0 D.Ortiz dh 4 0 0 0 MnRmr dh 4 2 2 1 Youkils 1b 4 2 2 1 Loney 1b 4 0 0 0 VMrtnz c 3 2 1 2 Blake 3b 3 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 4 0 1 0 GAndrs lf 4 1 3 1 Hall rf 4 0 2 0 RJhnsn lf 0 0 0 0 Nava lf 4 1 1 1 JCarrll ss 2 0 0 0 DMcDn cf 4 0 0 0 DeWitt 2b 4 1 1 1 Totals 32 4 6 4 Totals 36 5 10 5 Los Angeles 010 001 200—4 Boston 010 201 001—5 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Beltre (12), Scutaro (9), Hall 2 (4). Lob—Los Angeles 6, Boston 7. 2b—G.Anderson (4), Dewitt (11), Nava (5). Hr— Man.Ramirez (8), Youkilis (14), V.Martinez (9). Sb—R.Martin (4), Man.Ramirez (1), J.Carroll (4). Cs—Kemp (10). S—J.Carroll. Sf—Kemp. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles 1 5 4 4 1 4 Padilla 5 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 2 Jef.Weaver 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 3 Kuo 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 Belisario L,1-1 Broxton 0 1 0 0 0 0 Boston 5 4 3 2 6 Wakefield 61⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Delcarmen BS 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Okajima 11⁄3 Papelbon W,2-3 1 1 0 0 0 0 Broxton pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. T—3:07. A—37,454 (37,402).

Diamondbacks 6, Tigers 5 Arizona

Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 2 2 0 KJhnsn 2b4 0 0 0 Kelly cf S.Drew ss 3 0 0 0 Damon dh 5 1 1 0 J.Upton rf 5 0 2 0 Ordonz rf 5 0 2 2 Monter dh 4 1 2 1 MiCarr 1b 4 1 1 1 CYoung cf 4 1 0 0 Boesch lf 4 0 1 0 AdLRc 1b 4 1 2 0 CGuilln 2b 4 0 0 0 MRynl 3b 3 2 2 2 Inge 3b 3 1 1 0 GParra lf 4 1 1 2 Avila c 4 0 2 2 Snyder c 3 0 1 1 Santiag ss 3 0 1 0 37 5 11 5 Totals 34 610 6 Totals Arizona 020 004 000—6 Detroit 110 001 101—5 E—M.Reynolds 2 (8), Boesch (4). Dp— Arizona 1, Detroit 2. Lob—Arizona 6, Detroit 8. 2b—Ad.Laroche (17), Damon (18), Ordonez (13), Santiago (4). 3b—G.Parra (3). Hr—Montero (2), M.Reynolds (16). S— Santiago. Sf—Snyder. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona 2 9 4 3 2 4 Jackson W,4-6 7 ⁄3 2 1 1 0 2 Heilman S,1-3 11⁄3 Detroit 1 8 5 4 1 4 Porcello L,4-7 5 ⁄3 Ni 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 E.Gonzalez 32⁄3 Ni pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. WP—E.Jackson, Heilman. T—2:50. A—40,681 (41,255).

Braves 5, Royals 4 Kansas City ab r Pdsdnk lf 4 0 Kendall c 5 0 DeJess cf 4 0 BButler 1b 4 0 JGuilln rf 3 0 Callasp 3b4 0 Aviles 2b 3 2 YBtncr ss 4 2 Greink p 2 0 BlWood p 0 0 Blmqst ph 1 0 Tejeda p 0 0

Atlanta h bi ab r h bi 1 2 Prado 2b 4 1 2 0 1 2 Heywrd rf 4 1 1 0 3 0 CJones 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 McCnn c 4 1 1 1 1 0 Glaus 1b 4 1 1 2 1 0 Hinske lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 GBlanc cf 0 0 0 0 1 0 YEscor ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Medlen p 2 0 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 32 5 8 4 Totals 34 4 9 4 Totals Kansas City 000 020 200—4 Atlanta 200 101 001—5 No outs when winning run scored. E—Y.Betancourt (8), Y.Escobar (8). Dp— Kansas City 1, Atlanta 1. Lob—Kansas City 7, Atlanta 3. 2b—Dejesus 2 (21), Y.Betancourt (16), Prado (21). Hr—Mccann (7), Glaus (14). Cs—Kendall (7). S—Greinke. Sf—Podsednik. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Greinke 7 6 4 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 Bl.Wood Tejeda L,2-3 0 1 1 1 0 0 Atlanta 5 4 3 2 5 Medlen 61⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 O’flaherty BS,1-1 1⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Moylan Venters 1 1 0 0 0 1 Wagner W,5-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Tejeda pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. PB—Kendall. T—2:34. A—39,109 (49,743).

Cardinals 4, Athletics 3 Oakland

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KSuzuk c 4 1 2 0 Ludwck rf 3 0 0 0 RSwny rf 4 0 1 1 Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 4 0 0 0 Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 1 0 YMolin c 3 1 0 0 Pnngtn ss 3 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 2 0 1 0 Gross ph 1 0 1 1 Frnkln p 0 0 0 0 Sheets p 1 0 1 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Cust ph 1 0 1 0 B.Ryan ss 3 1 1 0 T.Ross p 0 0 0 0 ARosls ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 32 3 8 2 Totals 28 4 6 4 Oakland 100 000 002—3 St. Louis 000 020 20x—4 E—Pennington (9), Y.Molina (4). Dp— Oakland 1, St. Louis 2. Lob—Oakland 6, St. Louis 6. 2b—R.Davis (13), Cust (3), Holliday (19), B.Ryan (10). Hr—Holliday (8). Sb—R.Davis (26), C.Jackson (1). S— Sheets, Schumaker, Wainwright. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Sheets L,2-7 7 6 4 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 T.Ross St. Louis Wainwright W,10-4 8 5 1 0 1 4 0 2 2 2 1 0 Franklin Motte S,2-2 1 1 0 0 0 2 Franklin pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. HBP—by Wainwright (C.Jackson). T—2:15. A—43,682 (43,975).

Rangers 5, Astros 1 Texas

Houston h bi ab r h bi 0 0 Bourn cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 Kppngr 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Brkmn 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 Ca.Lee lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Pence rf 3 0 1 0 3 3 P.Feliz 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 Cash c 3 0 0 0 1 1 Manzell ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 Moehlr p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Sullivn ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 Daigle p 0 0 0 0 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 7 5 Totals 28 1 2 0 Texas 020 000 021—5 Houston 000 000 100—1 Dp—Texas 1. Lob—Texas 7, Houston 0. 2b—Bourn (14). Hr—M.Young (8), Smoak (8). S—C.Lewis. IP H R ER BB SO Texas C.Lewis W,7-4 9 2 1 1 0 9 Houston Moehler L,0-4 6 1 2 2 4 3 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Byrdak 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 W.Lopez Lyon 1 3 2 2 1 0 Daigle 1 1 1 1 0 1 WP—C.Lewis. Umpires—Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Jim Joyce; Second, Jim Wolf; Third, Derryl Cousins. T—2:25. A—41,060 (40,976). ab Andrus ss 5 MYong 3b 5 Kinsler 2b 5 Hamltn lf 4 DvMrp rf 1 Smoak 1b 4 MRmrz c 1 Guerrr ph 1 Treanr c 0 Borbon cf 4 CLewis p 3

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Orioles 5, Padres 4 Baltimore San Diego ab r h bi ab r h bi Lugo 2b 5 2 2 0 Eckstn 2b 5 0 1 0 MTejad 3b 5 0 0 0 Headly 3b 5 0 0 0 Markks rf 3 1 1 2 AdGnzl 1b 3 1 1 0 Wgntn 1b 3 1 1 0 Hairstn lf 4 1 1 0 Scott lf 4 0 3 1 Torreal c 4 1 2 0 CPttrsn lf 0 0 0 0 Venale rf 3 0 0 1 AdJons cf 4 1 2 2 HrstnJr ss 3 1 1 2 Wieters c 4 0 0 0 Gwynn cf 4 0 2 0 CIzturs ss 4 0 1 0 Richrd p 2 0 1 0 Millwd p 3 0 0 0 Cnghm ph 1 0 0 0 Ohman p 0 0 0 0 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 Berken p 0 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Moore ph 1 0 1 0 Salazar ph 1 0 0 1 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 5 11 5 Totals 35 4 9 4 Baltimore 102 002 000—5 San Diego 300 000 001—4 E—Hairston Jr. (6). Dp—Baltimore 1. Lob—Baltimore 6, San Diego 7. 2b—Lugo (1), Markakis (22), Ad.Gonzalez (13), Gwynn (7). Hr—Ad.Jones (9). Sb—Lugo (5), C.Patterson (10). Cs—Lugo (5). Sf—Markakis. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore 7 3 3 2 5 Millwood W,1-8 6 Ohman H,10 1 1 0 0 0 0 Berken H,3 1 0 0 0 0 2 Simon S,7-8 1 1 1 1 1 1 San Diego Richard L,4-4 6 8 5 4 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 R.Webb Mujica 1 1 0 0 0 2 PB—Torrealba. Umpires—Home, Scott Barry; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Jerry Crawford; Third, Chris Guccione. T—2:55. A—28,138 (42,691).

Pirates 6, Indians 4 Cleveland Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Crowe cf 5 1 2 0 Tabata lf 5 0 0 0 Choo rf 5 1 2 0 NWalkr 2b 5 0 1 0 Kearns lf 4 1 1 1 AMcCt cf 2 4 2 0 Branyn 1b 4 1 1 3 GJones 1b 4 1 1 1 Peralta 3b 4 0 2 0 Milledg rf 4 1 3 4 Valuen 2b 3 0 0 0 Dotel p 0 0 0 0 Duncan ph1 0 0 0 Alvarez 3b 3 0 1 1 AHrndz 2b0 0 0 0 Doumit c 4 0 1 0 Rdmnd c 4 0 1 0 Crosby ss 2 0 0 0 Donald ss 3 0 0 0 Karstns p 2 0 0 0 D.Huff p 2 0 0 0 Carrsc p 0 0 0 0 Hafner ph 1 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 J.Lewis p 0 0 0 0 Meek p 0 0 0 0 Sipp p 0 0 0 0 AnLRc ph 1 0 0 0 Hrmnn p 0 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 RPerez p 0 0 0 0 Church rf 0 0 0 0 CSantn ph0 0 0 0 32 6 9 6 Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals Cleveland 100 003 000—4 Pittsburgh 102 020 01x—6 Lob—Cleveland 7, Pittsburgh 11. 2b— Choo (13), Peralta (20), Milledge (15), Alvarez (1). 3b—A.Mccutchen (3), Milledge (2). Hr—Branyan (9). Sb—A.Mccutchen (18), G.Jones (6). S—Karstens. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland D.Huff L,2-9 5 6 5 5 6 2 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 J.Lewis 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 Sipp 1 1 1 0 1 Herrmann 11⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 R.Perez Pittsburgh 1 6 4 4 0 2 Karstens W,2-2 5 ⁄3 Carrasco 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Ja.Lopez H,2 0 0 0 1 1 Meek H,4 11⁄3 Hanrahan H,10 1 1 0 0 0 2 Dotel S,13-16 1 0 0 0 1 0 Carrasco pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, Paul Emmel; Second, Bill Hohn; Third, Gary Darling. T—3:22. A—38,008 (38,362).

Rockies 8, Brewers 7 Milwaukee ab Weeks 2b 5 Hart rf 5 Fielder 1b 4 Braun lf 5 McGeh 3b 4 Lucroy c 5 Gomez cf 3 AEscor ss 4 Gallard p 2 Inglett ph 1 Villanv p 0 Brddck p 0 Loe p 0 Counsll ph1

Colorado h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Herrr 2b-ss 5 1 4 1 2 3 Helton 1b 5 0 1 0 1 0 Splrghs cf 4 0 1 0 1 0 Hawpe rf 4 1 1 1 2 0 Mora lf 2 0 0 0 3 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 1 0 CNelsn 2b 0 1 0 0 2 2 Stewart 3b 3 1 0 0 0 0 Olivo c 4 1 1 1 0 0 Barmes ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 Giambi ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 Corpas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 FMorls p 0 0 0 0 1 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Francis p 1 0 0 0 RFlors p 0 0 0 0 S.Smith lf 2 2 2 3 Totals 39 715 6 Totals 33 8 11 7 Milwaukee 000 011 203—7 Colorado 100 000 34x—8 E—Gallardo (1), Lucroy (1), Helton (4). Dp—Milwaukee 1, Colorado 3. Lob—Milwaukee 8, Colorado 6. 2b—Weeks (13), Braun (20), Lucroy (1), A.Escobar (7), Hawpe (15). Hr—Hart (18), Olivo (9), S.Smith (10). Cs—Spilborghs (4). S—Gomez, C.Nelson. Sf—Giambi. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo 6 4 1 1 1 9 1 ⁄3 4 3 3 0 1 Villanueva BS 1 3 3 1 2 Braddock L,1-1 2⁄3 Loe 1 2 1 0 0 0 Colorado 1 8 4 3 0 5 Francis 6 ⁄3 1 R.Flores ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Belisle W,2-3 11⁄3 3 0 0 0 1 2 Corpas ⁄3 3 3 3 0 1 F.Morales 0 0 0 0 1 0 Betancourt S,1-2 1⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 F.Morales pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Braddock pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Gallardo (Mora). Umpires—Home, Larry Vanover; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Mark Carlson. T—3:34. A—39,192 (50,449). r 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010 • 5B

Glaus goes deep in bottom of 9th BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press

ATLANTA — Troy Glaus figures it was his turn for Braves 5 some late-game Royals 4 heroics. Glaus hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. “Once I got to two strikes, I tried to do anything I could to get on,” Glaus said. “It probably helped. It probably shortened up my swing a little bit to catch up to it.” Brian McCann also homered for GLAUS the Braves, who have won 13 of 14 at home to improve to 23-7 at Turner Field. Atlanta moved 11⁄2 games ahead of the second-place New York Mets in the NL East. Glaus’ 14th homer came off Robinson Tejeda (2-3) and gave the Braves 13 victories in their final at-bat. Though Glaus leads the NL with 55 RBIs, Atlanta had yet to

win on his last swing of the game. “Every win is nice,” Glaus said. “You’d like to not save them ’til the ninth inning.” Billy Wagner (5-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win. Royals starter Zack Greinke fell behind 2-0 in the first. Chipper Jones hit an RBI single, moved to second on the throw and advanced to third on a passed ball. He scored on shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt’s throwing error. McCann’s seventh homer, a leadoff shot in the fourth, made it 3-0. The Braves went ahead 4-2 in the sixth when Jason Heyward scored from second on Glaus’ grounder. Betancourt tried to begin a double play, but Jones, who was running from first, slid hard enough to knock second baseman Mike Aviles backward onto the ground. “I saw Chip go in hard, and (Aviles) fell down,” Heyward said. “So that’s when I put my head down and ran.” Eric O’Flaherty replaced Atlanta starter Kris Medlen with one out in the seventh and runners on second and third, but the Royals tied it 4-all on Scott Podsednik’s RBI groundout and Jason Kendall’s RBI single.

Horned Frogs, Bruins capture CWS openers Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — Undefeated freshman Matt Purke limited Florida State to four singles and one unearned run over seven innings and Omaha newcomer TCU scored five times in the first inning on its way to an 8-1 victory in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday. The Horned Frogs (52-12) advanced to a Monday night game against UCLA. The Seminoles (47-19), at the CWS for the 20th time, have lost five of their last six CWS openers and will play Florida in a Monday afternoon Bracket 1 elimination game. TCU is the first team to win its CWS debut since Georgia Tech in 1994 — a team that featured future Boston Red Sox stars Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek. Purke (15-0), who turned down a $4 million offer last year as the Texas Rangers’ top draft pick, mixed his new changeup with a fastball in the mid 90s and a devastating curveball. He struck out four of six batters after Florida State scored its run and finished with seven strikeouts. He walked four to match his season high.  OMAHA, Neb.— Trevor Bauer struck out 11 in strong seven innings and set the UCLA season record, and the Bruins cranked up their offense to beat the Gators 11-3. The No. 6 seed Bruins scored in all but one inning and banged out 18 hits. Niko Gallego went 4 for 5 and Beau Amaral 3 for 4. They also took advantage of Florida’s pitching problems. Gators starter Andy Panteliodis and four others combined to hit four batters and throw four wild pitches, two of which resulted in runs. The Bruins also scored on a passed ball and an error. Bauer (11-3) set the UCLA strikeout record in his last inning when he caught Jonathan Pigot looking at strike three. Bauer struck out Preston Tucker to end the seventh, giving him 11.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the most powerful advocates of a college football playoff system believes the Big 12’s brush with death might eventually help doom the BCS. It’s not going to happen right away, said Texas Rep. Joe Barton. But the promise of renewed television riches that persuaded the Big 12’s major football members to reject overtures from the Pac-10 has shone the spotlight on the huge financial jackpot awaiting a playoff. “The reason the Big 12 stayed together is the commissioner was able to put together a deal that enabled Texas and Texas A&M to go from about $8 million-$12 million a year to around $20 million a year” apiece, the Republican said. “I don’t really have a dog in the hunt as to how the conferences ought to be aligned. But I do think this moves us toward a playoff because we now know where the money is.”


METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade

offensive tackle Jammal Brown to the Washington Redskins for an undisclosed pick in the 2011 draft. Brown was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2006 and 2008 seasons. He missed all of the 2009 season with a hip injury and a sports hernia.  ALAMEDA, Calif. — Defensive lineman Richard Seymour signed his $12.4 million franchise tag tender with the Raiders.  FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Falcons signed third-round draft pick Michael Johnson, a guard out of Alabama.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Manute Bol, a 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47. Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said in an e-mail.


NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have reacquired forward Jason Arnott. The Devils shipped right wing Matt Halischuk and a secondround pick in the 2011 to Nashville for Arnott, who had 19 goals and 27 assists in 63 games last season.  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Predators acquired defenseman Ryan Parent from Philadelphia for defenseman Dan Hamhuis and a conditional pick in 2011.


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — South Korea’s M.J. Hur has the lead after two rounds of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, with comeback kid Paula Creamer one stroke behind. Creamer, who is playing for the first time since having surgery on her left thumb in late March, had a second-round 65 that was capped by a 45-foot birdie on the last hole.  FORT SMITH, Ark. — John Daly was four strokes off the lead after shooting a 1-under 69 in the third round of the Fort Smith Classic, a Nationwide Tour event, on Saturday. It’s Daly’s first Nationwide Tour event since 1991. He is from Dardanelle, about 75 miles from Fort Smith, and organizers hope he can help this struggling tournament find a title sponsor so it can remain viable.


WIMBLEDON, England — Former No. 1 Dinara Safina has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a lower back injury that has plagued her since November.  DEN BOSCH, Netherlands — Justine Henin beat No. 7 Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Unicef Open for her first grass-court title in three years.  EASTBOURNE, England — Unseeded Ekaterina Makarova defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 6-4 at the Eastbourne International grass-court event to win her first career title.


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Mickelson falters on Open moving day BY TIM BOOTH Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — There was no other choice: Lefty had to play righty. And that choice on the ninth hole almost became a footnote to Phil Mickelson’s wild third round. Lefty went home Saturday night seven shots out of the lead after a chaotic 2-over 73 that included right-handed

shots, some remarkable saves and a trip to the beach on the 18th hole. Unable to find any cons i s t e n c y , MICKELSON Mickelson did his best to give back much of what he accomplished a day earlier when his 5-under 66 got himself back near the top


“He’s the best player in the world,” Johnson said. “It’s not a shock to see he’s right there.” The 66 was Woods’ best score since returning to tournament golf following his uncomfortable winter on the sideline. The putts, on greens he ridiculed as “awful” on Thursday, finally started falling, and he started converting on a swing that suddenly rounded into form. “It’s a process,” Woods said. “You have to just build. All the Opens I’ve won, I’ve had one stretch of nine holes where I put it together.” It’s a testament to his game that he did it on the back nine at Pebble — the tougher nine, and the nine the leaders were playing with bright sunshine and brisk winds drying out the course and making the greens bumpy. The highlight of Woods’ round will go down as his second shot on No. 18. Squirreled behind one of the two huge trees on the right side of the fairway, his caddie, Steve Williams, told him he was 260 yards away — the perfect distance to go for it. He crushed a 3-wood, hustled to his left, yelled at the ball, ‘C’mon, C,mon,’ then watched it land 15 feet from the pin. A two-putt for a birdie and a round of 66 — only one stroke off the 65 he shot on opening day at Pebble in 2000, when he went on to win by a record 15 shots. On this day, though, memories of Torrey Pines — where he won his last major — were more apropos. Two years ago at the U.S. Open, he was injured, trying to turn a good Saturday into something better when he hit a chip shot from the side of the 17th green that came out of the rough hot, bounced once and somehow went in. He took his hat

of the leaderboard. He enters the final round needing to post a low number and hoping for the leaders to falter. “I’m quite a few shots back, probably a few more shots back than I thought I would be ... but anything can happen on Sunday,” Mickelson said. Mickelson’s last two titles — the Masters and ’09 Tour Championship — were in come-from-behind fashion. But those weren’t seven-shot

off, covered his face, laughed sheepishly. Didn’t mean that to happen. But sometimes it does. Sort of like his putt on No. 17 at Pebble. Above the hole, 15 feet away, Woods said the only goal there was “don’t throw away a great round now.” “The putt on 17 was a joke,” he said. “I’m just trying to get it close and walk out of there. And it happened to go in.” It’s putts like those that can turn players into believers, though Woods never stopped believing, even when others might have. His spiel after Friday’s round, when he was seven strokes out of the lead, buried in 25th, sounded more canned than condensed soup: He was close, just needed to make a birdie or two, get to par and anything could happen at a U.S. Open. He looked like nothing more than a dreamer after the second and third holes of Saturday’s round. A pair of bogeys. The worse one came on No. 3, when he drove the ball to 40 yards in front of the green, then tried to get a flop shot to lock up on the top right corner of the green — one of the many at Pebble that Tom Watson said made players feel like they were “putting over a herd of turtles.” The shot ran off the green, into the rough. The bogey ballooned Woods to 6over par, nine shots behind a leader who hadn’t even hit the course yet. Eight birdies (and one more bogey) later, it was a different story. Woods had moved 22 spots up the leaderboard. Passed over Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and many others on the way. The thought of him winning major No. 15 this week certainly doesn’t seem like such a stretch anymore. “Well, I’ve got a long way to go before that happens,” Woods said. “It would feel good. I’ve won U.S. Opens before, and it certainly didn’t feel bad.”

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deficits on courses being primed to prevent low rounds. Mickelson will go off with Ernie Els at 4:55 p.m. Eastern time, just before the leaders. “I’ll be off with the leaders, and I need to get hot in those first seven holes that you can make birdies,” Mickelson said. “You can makeup a lot of ground if you make birdies Sunday at the U.S. Open. It will be challenging to make up that many shots.”

Mickelson rolled in a birdie putt at the 16th to get back to 1 over, only to pull his tee shot on the 17th near the grandstand well right of the green. Mickelson avoided bogey by getting relief from the grandstand, then deftly dropping a wedge within gimme range. Then came the 18th. His tee shot leaked to the left and danced along Pebble’s perilous seawall before bounding into the rocks and beach be-

low. Mickelson climbed down and momentarily thought about playing from the beach before taking a penalty. It might have been his best decision of the day. From 242 yards Mickelson hit a long iron to about 30 feet, then twoputted for a most unlikely par. “I fought hard. I made some ridiculous up and downs out there today,” he said. “It was fortunate to keep me in the round and in striking distance.”


McDowell struggled down the stretch, fell out of the lead on the 17th and finished with an evenpar 71. He will play in the final group Sunday, with a familiar face — and a familiar game — directly in front. Woods was alone in third, five strokes back after his own 66. Woods finally looks like the Woods of old. Nine shots out of the lead after a pair of sloppy bogeys early in his round, Woods hit his stride by making the clutch putts and extraordinary shots that have been missing since he returned to competition two months ago. First came a curling, downhill birdie putt on the 17th. He followed that with an aggressive 3-wood on the 18th, carving it around a cypress and out toward the Pacific and onto the green to about 15 feet for a two-putt birdie. It was his eighth birdie of the round, the most he has ever made in a U.S. Open. And it put him in the mix for a 15th major, and second U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. “It’s been a while,” Woods said. “I hadn’t played good enough for anyone to cheer anything. So it was nice to actually put it together on the back nine and put myself right back in the championship.” Johnson, who played a practice round with Woods on Monday, made it a lot tougher. The 25-year-old from South


Dustin Johnson hits a drive on the 10th hole. Carolina, often overlooked among the stylish young stars in golf, put on a powerful display that led Woods earlier this week to call him “stupid long.” The USGA moved the tees forward on No. 4 to make it play 284 yards up the hill and tempt players to try to drive the green. Johnson did just that — with a 3-iron to four feet for an eagle. And on the 18th, the same hole where Woods hit 3-wood off the tee and 3-wood onto the green for the loudest cheer of the day, Johnson got there with a driver and a 6-iron. “Length is an advantage a lot of places, but definitely here, es-

pecially if I’m hitting it in the fairway,” Johnson said. “Because the ball is going a long way. I’m hitting it extra far.” Johnson is not flashy. He’s not a fist-pumper. And he didn’t sound the least bit flustered about taking a three-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open. “This is what I live for ... to go out and have a chance to win a U.S. Open,” he said. Johnson, McDowell and Woods were the only three players who remained under par, while Ernie Els (72) and Gregory Havret of France (69) were at even-par 213.

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Cabarrus extension secretary wins award CONCORD — Cynthia Brown, secretary for Cabar-

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Fabric Connection to open in Kannapolis Fabric Connection, a fabrics-for-less store, selling fabrics for only $5.99 per yard is holding its grand opening Saturday. It is located at 1216 S. Main St. in Kannapolis, next to Carpet Connection. Fabric Connection has an array of fabrics from upholsteries, sheers, outdoor fabrics, draperies, fringes and trims, all for $5.99 a yard. Owner Jerel Sangandi will be at the grand opening to help with fabric choices. Other interior designers and home

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AARP leadership workshop held Officers and Board members of the Salisbury Rowan AARP Chapter No. 4314 attended the N.C. Chapter Leadership Workshop in Mooresville on June 11. Chapter representatives were: Judy Bella, president; Jo Kearns, vice president; Pat


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Popular golfwear line comes from Cary manufacturer ARY (AP) — They remember the mints. When boxes of golf shirts and shorts and other high-end menswear are shipped from the Peter Millar office and warehouse, the packing list includes mints. When customers unpack their orders, they are struck by three things: The quality of what they’ve ordered; each item comes out of the box in the order it’s listed on the packing sheet; and, mints are included for the pleasure of it. It’s a little thing, but this year when a few boxes arrived short of mints (they ran out briefly), phone calls started coming. At Peter Millar, located in a low-profile office park on the southwest edge of Raleigh, the attention to detail, commitment to quality and a North Carolina-grown appreciation of classic menswear has helped catapult the company into one of the hottest brands on the market, particularly for golfers. The only thing missing is Eastern North Carolina barbecue. It’s through golf that the brand has become almost instantly recognizable. It’s what many of the Titleist touring pros wear at tournaments. It’s what the NBC Sports golf team wears. And, it’s what’s the U.S. Ryder Cup team will wear in Wales this fall. The brand is the creation of Chris Knott, who grew up working at a Fuquay-Varina men’s store and attended East Carolina University. Intent on getting into the men’s clothing business, Knott worked in New York and learned quality and style at Hugo Boss and Burberry among other labels before introducing his own brand of cashmere sweaters during 2001. Now, the Peter Millar brand is as familiar to golfers as Foot-Joy and TaylorMade, though it’s much more than a golfwear company. Peter Millar golf shirts range from $78 to $98, a price Knott stuck with even when industry insiders suggested he should ask more per shirt a few years ago. “I’ve been in the clothing business since I was 14, and I’ve seen everything come and

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Ann Nash of Raleigh unpacks shirts and pulls out sleeves so cuffs can be embroidered at the Peter Millar warehouse in Cary. The sportswear company in a low-profile office park site just on the southwest edge of Raleigh has been catapulted into one of the hottest brands on the market, particularly for golfers.

“I felt there was a need for a product like ours, something that’s made well and it doesn’t cost a telephone number to buy it.” CHRIS KNOTT

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go,” Knott said. “Everything was going super high-end and I felt there was a need for a product like ours, something that’s made well and it doesn’t cost a telephone number to buy it.” Sitting inside his office, Knott is wearing khakis, a green golf shirt and flip-flop-style sandals. There are fabric samples scattered about and mannequins dressed in samples from the company’s fall collection. Work has begun on the spring 2011 line. Along with Scott Mahoney, who joined the company as president and CEO in 2005, Knott has nurtured Peter Millar into a dynamic player in the industry without surrendering its small company touches. A beagle, with the title of vice president for security, wanders the stockroom where shelves are stacked with boxes of everything in the collection. On Friday, the 55 employees

eat hot dogs together at lunch. The clothes are made around the world, but they wind up at the office park in Cary where each order is hand packed. There’s an embroidery shop on site where club logos are stitched. “You can identify their merchandise from a million miles away,” says Marty Hackel, fashion editor for Golf Digest magazine. “When you can identify clothes without looking at the label, you know they’ve done something significant.” Peter Millar, Knott and Mahoney will tell you, is not a golf brand but a lifestyle brand. Mahoney talks about capturing a “share of the closet,” which means outfitting a man from shoes to a coat. They have a simple philosophy: If it’s something Knott or Mahoney — two middleaged men — wouldn’t wear, they won’t make it. “We are our customers,” Knott says. The company even offers boxer shorts, which are expensive — three pair for $90 — but are so popular there were none in the warehouse recently, forcing customers to wait. And, you might ask, just who is Peter Millar? Knott’s mother was an antiques dealer and years ago bought a collection that included an antique lawnball. The ball had its owner’s name — Peter Millar — printed on it. The ball is on display at the office in Cary.

The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Concord on Friday. “It’s really an honor for me to travel throughout the state and recognize these employers who are making a commitment to their employees’ safety and health,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “These employers are helping to make North Carolina workplaces some of the safest in the country.” The awards honor outstanding onthe-job safety achievements of each company during 2009. Recipients were from Salisbury, Gold Hill, Granite Quarry, Charlotte, Colfax, Concord, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Mount Pleasant, Mooresville and WinstonSalem. The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. The banquet was held at the Cabarrus Country Club in Concord. Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on being at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry, including days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based on cases with days away from work.

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DEAR BRUCE: I keep hearing that setting up a prepaid funeral plan is not a good idea because the funeral home jacks up the prices. How can this be if you select the casket, etc., ahead of time? Our daughter passed away four months ago, and we were fortunate to have the $10,000 to pay for her funeral. My husband and I were leaning toward getting a prepaid funeral plan for ourselves because my son would not be able to afford to bury us. We each have a $20,000 term-insurance policy, but the policy won’t get paid out until weeks later after a death, and that’s only if we die before age 80, which is when the term policy expires! If we do the prepaid plan we can just give the insurance money to our daughter’s two sons. What is your advice on this? — Nora via e-mail

Smart money DEAR NORA: It seems to me that you have several misconceptions. First of all, I don’t know to whom you are talking to, but if you have a prepaid funeral plan, that’s it! The prices are established when you pay it, and they are not “jacked up.” Getting to your own situation, you mentioned you have a term policy that “expires” when you turn 80. This is possible but more often than not, what this really means is that the term ends and the policy will have to be renewed at a higher premium. Whether you wish to pay that is another story. You will have to change the policy in order for that to happen unless they are the currently named beneficiaries. The idea of a prepaid funeral, in my opinion, is an excellent one. As long as you are dealing with an established, reliable attorney in your area, there is little

to be worried about. It is an ultimate act of love, given that it takes away the responsibility of choosing the when, where, how and costs from someone else and gives it to yourselves. DEAR BRUCE: What is the best type of U.S. Savings Bonds to buy for my granddaughters? They say waiting to take your Social Security is more beneficial. It seems to me, even though you will be getting less money monthly, you will be getting the money longer (hopefully), by starting early. What is your opinion? — Patty via e-mail

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many other gifts you can give your granddaughters, including interest in companies’ stocks. There was a time when savings bonds where not only patriotic, but to your interest. They still may be patriotic, but they are not in your best interest. As for the Social Security, it is your call to make. If you start collecting early, it is true that, if you pass away before sometime in your late 70s (depends upon the specific retirement age and place for you), you are ahead of the game. If you live past that point, every payment you receive puts you further behind. It might be nice to know when you are going to pass, but most of us don’t have that privilege. That makes it your call. It’s an early deal for the first 12 to 15 years, but afterward, it’s a bad deal! Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. E-mail to: bruce@ Questions of general interest will be answered.


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led the program. Brainstorming sessions included chapter leadership recruitment and development, membership recruitment, Create the Good (AARP’s program providing opportunities and incentives for chapter volunteer involvement) and health care reform. Chapter officers shared information on their best practices in community service, education, recruitment and other areas. Salisbury-Rowan chapter members volunteer as SHIIP (Seniors Health Insurance Information Program) counselors and provide information and help on Medicare and other issues. The Salisbury-Rowan AARP chapter meets the first Thursday of the month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., at 1 p.m. The last meeting of each calendar quarter (March, June, September and December) includes a covered dish lunch at noon. Rowan County residents who are 50 years and older are invited to join the chapter. Members do not Home designer earns cruise have to be retired. Annual dues for the chapter are $3. New members joining for sales, recruitment Kannapolis resident Michelle during the year have dues prorated at 25 cents per month for each month re- Broadway, an independent designer maining in the year. For more infor- with Celebrating Home, won a cruise to Alaska awarded by the home décor mation, call 704-216-7714. direct selling company to recognize exceptional sales and recruitment Leonard named president achievement. of CMC-University Award winners enjoyed the eightBill Leonard has been named pres- day cruise from May 11-18. ident of Carolinas Medical CenterMore than 45,000 Celebrating Home University. designers work in the United States He has been serving as CEO of the and Puerto Rico. Home-based business Union Hospital District in Union, S.C., owners like Broadway market the since October 2006. The Union Hospi- company’s products that include tal District is an affiliate of Carolinas stoneware pottery, candles, wall décor, HealthCare System, which also in- gourmet food mixes, dining and entercludes CMC-Northeast in Concord. tainment pieces and accessories. Leonard will report to Phyllis Wingate-Jones, Division President of Submit information about new busiCarolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, nesses, honors and management prowho also oversees operations at CMC- motions to bizbriefs@salisburypost. University. com. Include a daytime phone number.

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Strike ends at Toyota’s China-based parts supplier TOKYO (AP) — A strike at one of Toyota’s China-based parts suppliers has ended, allowing production to resume at its nearby auto plant Monday after a one-day stop, the Japanese automaker said. The strike is among several that have plagued Toyota and Japanese rival Honda Motor Co. in China, which has been shaken by unrest among migrant workers who are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands for a piece of China’s growing prosperity. Workers at a plastic parts factory of Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate Toyoda Gosei Co. in the northeastern city of Tianjin went on strike Thursday, forcing the plant’s production line to shut down. That ended Saturday. Production was set to resume today.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday that he wanted to work with Russia to give developing nations a larger say in how to regulate the global economy. Global financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund — created at the Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire 1944 — are outdated and must be replaced, Sarkozy told an economic forum in St. Petersburg hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “We all need to think about the foundations for a new international financial system. We’ve been based on the Bretton Woods institutions of 1945, when our American friends were the only superpower,” Sarkozy said. “My question is: Are we still in 1945? The answer here is, ’no,”’ he said. While the Bretton Woods conference took place in 1944, the International Monetary Fund was officially established a year later, when the 29 countries that had participated signed its Articles of Agreement. Sarkozy said the United Nations has too many mem-

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — School districts in southwest Ohio say they’ll lose thousands of dollars if Duke Energy Corp. is successful in a challenge of its personal property tax assessment. The power company has held back on a $20 million payment as the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals considers the challenge filed in December. The issue affects about 700 school districts and communities in several counties. Among them, the Lakota school district expects to lose $750,000 and the Monroe schools expect a loss of more than $100,000. Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke pays Ohio personal property tax on items including meters, substations and transition lines. Spokeswoman Pat Hoffmann says the state’s assessment “significantly overvalues” the property and that it could have cut $40 million from its tax bill based on its calculations.

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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 2nd day of July 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 $ 1,352.05 Court Cost and atty. fee $ 105.00 Other fees $ 354.79 Sheriff's Commission $ 1,151.55 Total $46,713.39 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 15th day of June in the year 2010. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620

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UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 21st 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 14th day of February in the year of 2008 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 2nd day of July 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 Atwell Township, Rowan County: Being all of Lot 94 as recorded on a plat of Willow Creek, Block V, in Book 9995 at Page 2712 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Judgment amount: Principal due $5,651.61 Interest due through 12/04/09 $ 90.43 Court Cost and atty. fee $1,221.16 Other fees $2,136.77 Sheriff's Commission $ 240.00 Total $9,339.97 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 21st day of May in the year 2010. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620


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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is causing confusion over whether it’s OK to swim on Alabama beaches. In Orange Beach, two red flags flew Saturday and beach patrols told people to stay out of Gulf waters. Some of the city was hit with a new wave of crude and tar balls during the morning. A few miles away, though, people were in the water at Gulf Shores, where only yellow warning flags were flying. The state has issued advisories telling people to stay out of Gulf waters because of oil, and Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft says his city tells visitors to stay out of the water when tar balls are present. Craft says city officials are consulting with state health officials about water conditions. ••• An Associated Press-GfK poll released this past week showed 52 percent now disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the oil spill, up significantly from last month. BP, Britain’s largest company before the oil rig exploded, has lost about 45 percent of its value since the explosion — a drop that has alarmed millions of British retirees whose pension funds hold BP stock. Just this past week, the company announced it was canceling its quarterly dividend. The British press, much more sympathetic than the American media to BP’s plight, has expressed disbelief at the company’s strategy. “It is hard to recall a more catastrophically mishandled public relations response to a crisis than the one we are witnessing,” the Daily Telegraph’s Jeremy Warner wrote Friday. About 50 miles off the coast, a newly expanded containment system is capturing or incinerating more than 1 million gallons of oil daily, the first time it has approached its peak capacity, according to the Coast Guard. BP hopes that by late June it will be able to keep nearly 90 percent of the flow from the broken pipe from hitting the ocean. More than 120 million gallons have leaked from the well, according to the most pessimistic federal daily flow rate estimates. Oil has been washing up from Louisiana to Florida, killing birds and fish, coating delicate marshes and wetlands and covering pristine beaches with tar balls. Meanwhile, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., which owns a quarter of the blown-out oil well, had its debt downgraded late Friday amid a heated dispute over BP’s operation of the well. Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Anadarko long term debt, and placed the company’s ratings under review for further possible downgrades. Earlier in the day, Anadarko blasted BP’s “reckless decisions and actions” that led to the explosion. Anadarko Chairman and CEO Jim Hackett’s statement came after some elected officials said Anadarko should help pay for the cleanup.

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EMPIRE, La. (AP) — BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht “Bob” compete in a glitzy race off England’s shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast. While Hayward’s pricey ship whipped around the Isle of Wight on a good day for sailing — breezy and about 68 degrees — anger simmered on the steamy Gulf Coast, where crude has been washing in from the still-gushing spill. “Man, that ain’t right. None of us can even go out fishing, and he’s at the yacht races,” said Bobby Pitre, 33, who runs a tattoo shop in the Larose, La. “I wish we could get a day off from the oil, too.” BP spokespeople defended Hayward, who has drawn criticism as the public face of BP PLC’s halting efforts to stop the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Company spokesman Robert Wine said the break is the first for Hayward since the Deepwater Horizon


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High Commission! Free Leads! American Republic is looking for motivated Life, Health, and Senior Sales Agents who want to make $100,000 a year. Call today for an appointment. 704-341-0183


SALES MANAGER POSITION Available for right person must be experienced in training, hiring, closing, appraising, etc. with references. We are a family owned business that is focused on customer satisfaction. We offer the best hours in the business with a competitive pay plan, great work environment and a great sales force to develop. For interview, contact Larry King.

*some restrictions apply


F/T & P/T Teller Svcs Reps Premier Federal CU is seeking a highly energetic, highly motivated sales inclined individual for its full-time and part-time teller services representative positions. Interested candidates apply under career opportunities at:

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree (preferred by not required) and a minimum of three years experience in the hospitality industry preferred. Working nights, weekends and travel may be required. Salary Range: $11/hr (20-25 hours per week) Send resume and salary history to Rowan County Tourism Development Authority, 204 E Innes Street, Ste. 120, Salisbury, NC 28144 by July 9, 2010. Skilled Labor

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Circuit Testers Electronic Wirers Assemblers, Drexel Oper Window/Door Mfg Material Handlers Forklift Drivers Order Pickers, Machine Oper General Labor Quality Assurance Pharmaceutical Mfg

(704) 797-4220

Customer Service

Our growing company currently has openings for

Interested candidates may apply online at EOE.

Customer Service Representatives This is a catalog order entry position requiring good computer skills, prior office experience, and a background in customer service. Must be a quick learner, have excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and possess the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Position requires Pre-employment drug screen and background check. 40 hours per week, hours are 11 am-8 pm Mon – Fri.


Music director/organist/pianist needed for Haven Lutheran Church. Send resume: c/o Billy Beck, 207 W. Harrison St., Salisbury, NC 28144. 704-636-6913 Skilled Labor

Health, dental, life insurance, 401-K, vacation. Starting pay is $9.50 hr. To apply please send resume to:

in last 7 yrs. Drug Test, HSD/GED

Diesel Mechanic Must be experienced in service and brake work. Call 704-8579404 after 5pm.

CSR Position P.O. Box 480 Granite Quarry, NC 28072 Or Fax: 704-279-8958 Or E-mail (Microsoft Word Document) to: Manufacturer Taxidermy Supplies EOE/M-F

Travel Agent At least 1 year experience; 2 years pref'd. Please send resumes to Blind Box 381 c/o Salisbury Post PO Box 4639 Salisbury, NC 28145

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

Pigment Mixer/ Warehouse Asst. Position available in Concord. Good benefits 704-786-1118

City of Salisbury Closing Date: 06/29/2010 Closing Date: 06/30/2010

Please visit for more details.

Customer Service



CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS Openings in: Salisbury, Kannapolis & Mooresville

WE OFFER: *Excellent Starting Pay *Insurance Benefits *Paid Vacation Requirements: Valid driver's license A Nationwide Criminal Record Background check

To apply, fax resume to: 704-636-7772 or call: 704-633-3211 or 704-633-8233 ext. 20 to schedule an interview Clerical/Administrative

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for Special Assistant, Law Enforcement Training and Criminal Justice Programs. Required: Associate degree in Office Administration or related field. Proficient computer skills in "Microsoft Office" and two years' secretarial work experience. Must possess good public relations and oral communication skills accompanied by a good attitude and positive work ethic. Deadline for applications: July 31, 2010. Interested candidates may apply online at EOE.


Part-Time CNA/RN/LPN Energetic self-starter with good personal skills needed for busy medical office. Computer and health assessment experience is a must. Nice working environment and friendly staff. Qualified persons, please send resumes to: Piedmont Family Medicine, P.A., Dr. Chet Amin, 1710 West Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Increase Your Home Time & W2

Cook/chef. Minimum 2 years exp. Clean criminal history. Fax resume: 704-633-4981 Manufacturing


Experienced Drivers Needed –


(Full & Part-time) For Piedmont Transportation, headquartered in Salisbury. Must be able to perform routine maintenance on tractors and trailers. Competitive pay and benefits. Apply at 200 Montclair Dr. EOE M/F

Required: Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management or related area with an emphasis in the instruction of health-related information systems. Minimum of two years work experience as an HIM (Health Information Manager) or HIT (Health Information Technician) with broad experience in the areas of current procedural terminology (CPT) and international classification of diseases (ICD-9). Certification as an RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) or RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician).

Contact: Vickie Howard, RN 919-838-3862 (O) 919- 733-1415 (F)

Most jobs req: No felony/misd conv

Class A Mechanic

Health Informatics Technology Instructor

Only those applicants willing to work the above hours need apply

Skilled Labor

Required: Master's degree in science with at least 18 semester hours of course work at the graduate level in life or physical science. Experience in cell culture and the ability to teach a laboratory-based course in cell culture.

Visit our website @ Accepting State Application PD-107 ONLY.

12 hr day & night

Apply online at

Science/Biotechnology Instructor

Lanesboro Correctional Professional Nurse- Staff LPN

Shifts: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Special Assistant


Albemarle Correctional Professional Nurse- Lead LPN

Visitor Services Coordinator


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for the following instructor positions:

Employment Opportunities

Piedmont Correctional RN: Contract 2nd Shift (40 hrs every other weekend)

Part-time position as Visitor Services Coordinator for the Rowan County Tourism Development Authority. Responsible for four key areas: Visitor Services, Marketing Support & Public Relations, Trolley Coordination, and General Administrative Support. For more information:

$10 to start. Earn 40%. 704-637-3440 or 704278-2399






EOE/AA/M/F/D/V and Drug-Free Workplace


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Republic Services 131 Industrial Blvd Mocksville, NC 27028

Assistant Customer Service Supervisor #610

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Republic Waste Services, Inc is seeking a full-time driver for its Davie division. Qualified candidates should possess: Class-A or B CDL Safe driving record Good work history Experience Preferred Republic Services offers competitive pay and excellent benefits including health and 401k. Apply in person Monday through Friday between 9:00am & 3:00pm at:

Broadband Sales Specialist #609




for assisted living facility. Apply in person at 1915 Mooresville Road, Salisbury.

I know we had several hundred calls in response to our ad in the 1st 3 days! We hired 2 people & have several back-ups! It was very successful. ~ R.P., Salisbury


We’re growing, bringing first-rate driving opportunities to your area: • Your choice of time off – either weekly or biweekly • Regional operation • No-touch freight • Strong annual earnings Local orientation starts in Charlotte on June 28.


Space is limited; call to secure your spot today.

Rockwell Farms, a 32 acre wholesale greenhouse located in Southern Rowan County is seeking candidates for FULL-TIME maintenance duties. Basic Electrical and Mechanical skills required. Salary 12.00-14.00+ per hour based on experience. Some weekends required as well as seasonal overtime hours.

1-877-628-3894 12 mos. cdl-A exp. req. EOE

Rich past. Rewarding


Please apply in person at:

Rockwell Farms 6055 Hwy 152 East Rockwell, NC

Mitchell Community College has been educating the community since 1852. Today, it’s one of the fastest growing colleges with locations in Statesville and Mooresville. You can become a part of our future by joining our team of talented instructors and staff.

or fax resume to


Taste success! S&D Coffee, Inc. has been providing commercial customers with a full line of specialty coffees, tea blends and juices since 1927. Continued growth at our Concord, NC manufacturing headquarters has created immediate openings for:

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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.

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

Exercise Equipment

Get Fit!

Misc For Sale

Lost & Found

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

Stop Smoking – Lose Weight with Hypnosis. Only $49.99 It's easy, safe, and it really works ! !!! 704-933-1982

Den furniture. Solid Oak. Includes sofa, 2 chairs, 2 end tables, coffee table. Has beige cushions Good condition. $150. (704)278-9779

Tour model set of golf clubs w/ bag and balls good shape. $25. Call Scotty 704-637-2322

FOUND DOG!! Black and tan male. Possible mini-Doberman mix. Wearing Collar but no tag. Found near Rowan Regional Hospital. Call 704-603-4210.

Desk, small, w/ drawers w/matching chair. $30. Light oak. Excellent condition. 704-603-4312 Dining room set, light colored with 4 upholstered chairs. $50. Call Oscar 704-797-6791 Drexel Dining Room Set. $500. Beautiful table w/ 2 leaves, 8 ladder back chairs, and 2 ladder back captains chairs. Excellent Condition. Other pieces available. Mocksville. 336-7515992 Dryer, gas. Whirlpool, large capacity. Works well. $50. Please call 704-798-5774. End tables, solid cherry with lamps. very nice. $75 obo or sell separately. 704245-8032 Freezer. Small chest freezer. $50. Oak dining table & 4 chairs. $100 firm. 704-857-1297 Furniture. Youth oak furniture- dresser with mirror, chest of drawers and night stand. Great condition! $250 or best offer. 704-640-7009 Living room set, 3 pc. Queen Anne. 2 wingback chairs & sofa. Like new condition. $400. Call 704642-0631 Mattress Overstock: Sets start at T-$119, F-$149, Q-$159, K-$239. Warranties, delivery option. 704-677-6643 OAK DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS Sits 8 with leaf $350 obo. Call 704-232-1105 or 336-526-1991. Must sell!

Exercise bike and XL Glider, both for $80 or can sell separate. For more info call 704-2091265

Outside Patio Set. New. 4 Chairs, table, umbrella $75; Picket Fence Cabinet $20; White Coffee Table $25 704-245-8032

Farm Equipment & Supplies

Sofa & loveseat. Beige . Good condition. $200. Call 336-575-0679 for more info. Lv. Msg.

Farm Equipment, new & used. McDaniel Auction Co. 704-278-0726 or 704798-9259. NCAL 48, NCFL 8620. Your authorized farm equipment dealer. Tractor. John Deere 4120 43 HP 4 wheel drive fron end loader. $22,000. 704-279-3087

Flowers & Plants

Stove, GE Spectra Electric Self-cleaning oven, Works Great! $150 Please call 704-633-6478

Jewelry Earrings. Diamond, white gold. 1/3 carat total weight. Call 336-5750679, leave message.

Misc For Sale

Building, 10' x 10' by Outback Buildings in Lexington. A frame, trim is white, color is pearl. Roof is Aspen Grey. 2 vents. $2,400. 704-8573220 or 980-297-5382

Machine & Tools

Send Us Photos Of You with your Salisbury Post to:

Let us know! We will run your ad with a photo for 15 days in print and online. Cost is just $30. Call the Salisbury Post Classified Department at 704-797-4220 or email !

Breakfast bar, 1949, $80. Plate cabinet, $80. Fish tank iron stand, $80. Circular saw, new, $50. Call 704-640-2990. Cricket EZ cell phone with charger - like new. Only $19.00. Call Scott 704-637-2322 Dryer, Frigidaire, heavy duty, $120. Petsafe in ground fence $100. 704279-9405 Entertainment center, solid oak with 32” TV. $300. Contact Doris Walden at 704-278-2804 or 704-604-3711

Furniture & Appliances 5pc. Round glass top table & high back chairs. Black velvet upholstery, gold trim, gold base. $125. GE profile over the range microwave $150. 980-234-6438.

Ladder. 24 ft. wood extension ladder. Good condition. $65 OBO. Call 704-279-6169 any time Lawn Mower. Murry riding mower, 12.5hp, 40" cut. Looks and runs great. $375. 704-209-1265

Air compressor, 20 gallon, $100; 55” window shutters, 4 sets $25.00 Call 704-209-0981

BEDROOM FURNITURE Brass Double Bed, 2 Stands, Dresser & Chest $125. 704-857-5403 or 704-762-0059

ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

Black leather reclining highback lounge chair $95. His & Her's contemporary tan sitting chairs, one is over-stuffed and large, the other is sleek with jaquar print. $150. 980-234-6438. Couch & Loveseat w/ built in recliners. Like new! Paid $1,700, asking $600. Queen size 4 pc Bedroom suite. Good con. $400. 704-642-1331

Show off your stuff! With our

Assisting quadriplegia. No can necessary. Hours 10:30pm - 12am. Call 704-636-7749 LM

Free Stuff

*some restrictions apply

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

Free kittens. Very cute and playful kittens, litter box trained. Call 704267-7074 Free mobile home. 2BR, 1½BA. You move. Please call 704-791-6572


Kittens. Indoor, litter box trained. 2 longhair, 1 short. Free. 704-209-0734



Homes for Sale

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:

Concord, 1.5 story, level lot, nice subdivision. Thousands below tax value. Tons of extras, crown molding, work island in kitchen, office upstairs, bonus room. 3 BR, 2.5 Baths. $244,750. Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC 704-906-7207

602 Lockshire Lane, Woodleaf, all brick, 3BR / 2BA, Lg great room w/fireplace & solid wood floors, split BR plan, Lg Mstr BR w/walk-in closest & lg bath, lg wrap around porch, screened in breezeway & deck. 10 x 20 vinyl bldg., private bk yd. Lot size .62 acs. $3500 towards closing costs for pre-qualified buyers only. $149,900. MOVE IN READY! 704-278-9779

Great Location!

Salisbury, Olde Salisbury subdivision, 3BR / 2BA, 1200 sq. ft, laundry room, 2 linen closets, pantry, hardwood & carpeted floors, detached garage, central heat & air. Convenient to I-85 and shopping! $129,900. 704645-8030 or 704-202-8745

2 Spaces in Rowan Memorial Park, Garden of Cross. $1,795 for both, or best offer. 6 Joining lots in Brookhill Memorial Gardens. $1,000 ea., obo. Call 704-634-2045.

Home Builders


1123 Edgedale Drive. 3 BR, 1 BA brick home. New HVAC. Energy Saving Windows. Fenced Back Yard. 2 Carports. REALTORS WELCOME. $94,900. 704-202-0505

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

Homes for Sale

Motivated Seller!

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. Call Glenn 704-279-5674 / 704-267-9439

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

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

New Home

Salisbury. Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394


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

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Get Bigger Type!

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

Homes for Sale

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


Lost dog. Beagle, black & brown, male, Friday, 6/11, close to Hwy 150/Airport Rd, blue collar, no tag. 704-891-4397

Monument & Cemetery Lots



Kitten found at Civic Center. Free to good home. Male, gray kitten with gray eyes about 10 wks old. Very sweet and loving. (980-234-2219)

Lost ring. Men's ring, yellow & white gold with Harley Davidson emblem. In Dan Nicholas Park on June 13th. Please call 336425-2727



Homes for Sale

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

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

East Rowan by appointment only



Over Special Group Nominated PGA PROFESSIONAL 22 years experience in and Individual as Carolina’s Junior Golf the Carolina’s Rates Available! Leader PGA

704.279.5775 or 919.868.2208 or email:

Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration

Free kittens to good home. Adorable Kittens! 8 wks old, loving, playful. Litter box trained. 2 girls, 1 boy; blond with tan tabby stripes, 1 has white face. 704-639-8966

Free kittens, all lovable fluffy blue-eyed white with gray tipping, 1 male, 1 female and 2 male black tabbies all 8 wks old. Cleveland area 704278-3754 or 980-2340932



113 Prestwick Court in Corbin Hills


for only

Free dog – white terrier with brown face, about 20 months, 25 lbs., neutered and shots. To a good home only – doesn't get along with other dogs. 704-636-4033 anytime.

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

Free Kittens! Best friend for life, Litter trained, wormed, long and short haired, male and female, beautiful and playful. Indoors. Call Brenda 336341-0749


Building, used, for sale 10' x 12' metal building with wood frame. Like new, used lightly and will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 south. Please call Bobby @704-798-0634

Business Opportunities

Send us a photo and description we'll advertise it in the paper for 15 days, and online for 30 days Call today about our Private Party Special!

Bedroom suite, 3 piece antique. $500 firm. Please call 704-857-1297 for more information.

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

Care Giver Needed


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

AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951.

Newsbags. One-use, 4 in. + wider. Half-price 40¢ each 50-pack (50 packs available). Good. Please call 704-431-4550

Found puppy, Golden Retriever, less than 1 year old, near South Rowan YMCA. Call Lazy 5 Vets 704-636-1100

Lost Labrador Retriever, solid black female, pink collar, about 40 lbs., answers to Sweet Pea. 704279-8298 or 704-433-2176

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

Lumber. 1x3x16 $2; 2x3 stud $1; 2x6x8 $3; 2x6x115 $5; double wide trusses $4; single wide trusses $8; floor trusses $5. All new! Please call 704-202-1412 or 704202-0326

Found dog. Black medium sized dog. Off West A St in Kannapolis. Wearing collar. Call 704933-9459 to identify.

Want to Buy Merchandise

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

Kohls - Gravity Chair Brand New $50.00 retails $119.00 704-642-7155

Found dog. Black & tan German Shepherd/Lab mix. Unneutered male. On North Main & Innes St. 704-633-1722

Lost dogs. Female yellow Lab, “Allie” & male Yorkie, black & gold “Bear.” Webb Rd. Flea Market area. Please call 704-857-2263 or 704224-9069

House wrap, 9' x 150' roll. $75. Roper washer & dryer set, $350. Very nice. 704-798-1926

Misc For Sale



Found dog. Australian Shepherd in the Woodleaf area. Please call 704-278-4398 to identify.

Ripstik skateboard, red, with instructional DVD, used less than an hour. Sells for $49 in stores. Sacrifice for $30. 704633-2772.

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

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

Sunmaster tanning bed. Needs four bulbs and has minor problems. $450 For more info call 704-209-1265

Sporting Goods

Fluorescent Shop Light, 4 ft x 8 1/2 in. Includes bulbs. Mounts to ceiling. $10. 704-855-3669

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Welder-Lincoln A.C. Used very little. $175.00 704-855-3727. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

6 Gal. Metal Gas Tank for boat with fuel gauge and hookups - like new. $25.00. Please call Scott 704-637-2322

Trailer. 6½ x 15. 3 axle car/tractor hauler. Jack low to ground. $450. Call 704-857-9275


Lawn and Garden Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Leyland Cypress Trees, 3 ft. tall. $7 each. Green Giant's 6 ft. tall $20 each. 704-213-6096




Furniture & Appliances



Complete Piano Restoration

For Sale, Lease or Poss. Rent to Own!

We buy and sell pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


“The unexamined life is not worth living” -Socrates 3 BR, 2 BA. All appliances stay. Free standing gas log fireplace in master bedroom. Garden tub in masterbath. 24X30 garage with lean to. Out building with attached play house. Swingset stays. R50545A $89,900 Lesa Prince (704) 796-1811 B&R Realty

Salisbury, 317 Martin Luther King Ave. N. 3-4 BR. Completely remodeled home in Hist. Dist. Sale price $109,900. Lease $850/ mo. or rent to own with min. $5,000 down. $800/mo. $100 toward purchase price. Call 704-633-3584

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

Thinking rationally about your life’s purpose, career decisions, relationship issues, faith questions.

James D. Spiceland, Ph.D.







American Philosophical Practitioners Association Certified for client counseling

Introductory session: $40 704.647.0999 (office) email: 704.633.4567 (home)



Salisbury, Adorable bungalow close to shopping and I-85. Two bedrooms one bath with a nice lot. Home has been remodeled and is charming. $76,900. Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC 704-906-7207

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Unusual Opportunity



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

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

1,540 Sq. Ft. 3BR, 2BA. Walk-in closets, formal dining room, alarm system, central air, new paint, carpet & flooring ~ immaculate throughout. True modular (not a doublewide). To be moved from present location & priced accordingly at $92,000. 704-636-2732

C.R. General Cleaning Service. Comm. & residential. Insured, Bonded. Spring Cleaning Specials! 704-433-1858

Wife For Hire Inc.,

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

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.

Concrete Work

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools Experienced Home Child Care 6 weeks11 years 6am-6pm Reasonable rates 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

Child Care Wanted CHILDCARE NEEDED We are looking for a fun, creative nanny for two girls, ages 5 and 6. 3 afternoons/week Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday; 12 pm to 6pm for summer and school year. 480-463-7294

Cleaning Services !!!!!

Home Improvement

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

H&H Construction. Bath, Kitchen, Decks & Roofs! Interior & Exterior Remodeling & Repairs! 704-633-2219

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Roofing and Guttering

AFFORDABLE RATES WOODIE'S PAINTING INC., Residential & Churches 704-637-6817 Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976

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

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

Affordable Roofing !Quality & Experience 704-640-5154


OLYMPIC DRYWALL & PAINTING COMPANY For All Your Drywall & Painting Needs Residential & Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

Financial Services

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

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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

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

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-

Manufactured Home Services

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

ROOFING Stoner Painting Contractor

Miscellaneous Services

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


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

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

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

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Septic Tank Service



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



Tree Service Roofing and Guttering

A-1 Tree Service "Established since 1978 "Reliable & Reasonable "Insured Free Estimates!

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

Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951 CASH FOR JUNK CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930 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



Take I-85 South to Exit 68 (China Grove). Proceed 1.2 miles and turn left onto E. Liberty then immediately turn left onto Power St. Proceed to Grove St. and turn right. Victorian Couch & Chair, Oak Lift Seat Hall Tree, Marble Top Tables, Flax Winder, Mahogany 3 Tier Table, Recliner, Oak Hutch, Bed, Computer Desk, Chest & Vanity, Table & 6 Chairs, Piano, Chrome Leg Table & Chairs, Old Bed, Wicker Rocker, Ice Blue Carnival Plate, Pressed Glass, Lenox China, Punch Bowl, Hoosier Flour Jar, Homer Laughlin China (Virginia Rose), King Corn Teapot, Green Depression Glass, 1926 Coca-Cola Tray, Kannapolis Wood Thermometer, Sessions Mantle Clock, Head & Shoulder Clock, Nice German Cuckoo Clock, Sculptured Rug, Tom Clark Gnomes, 22cal. Bolt Action Rifle, Howard Miller Wall Clock, Dome Top Trunk, Pictures, Silverplate Tea Service, Flatware, Stemware, Jewel Tea, Oil Lamps, Canning Jars, Old Child’s Wagon, Old Fishing Reels, Pickle Crock, Picnic Table, Washer, Dryer, Chest Freezer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Lawn Mower, Wheelbarrow, Chainsaw + MUCH MORE!!


TERMS: Cash or Good Check - No Buyers Premium - Food by Hopper’s Quick Bite All Items Sold As Is - Where Is - Auction Co. Makes No Guarantees. Keith Yokeley - Auctioneer - NCAL 5323 - NCAF 8708 - Phone: (336) 243-7404

Yokeley’s Auction Company

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

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

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

Let's's Free!

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WATERFRONT PROPERTY AUCTION on Lake Tillery Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:00 PM Stanly & Montgomery Counties Large Custom Waterfront Home with In-Ground Pool in Swift Island Plantation Waterfront Home with Horse Farm on 6+/-Acres in Piney Point New Waterview Home with Wet Boat Slip

(6) Boat Slips at Piney Point Boat Club – You Choose 16+/-Acres in Swift Island Plantation (5) Lots in Swift Island Plantation

386 Hartley Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028 Directions: From Salisbury Hwy 601 N approx 6 miles, turn right on Cherry Hill Rd, Hartley Rd approximately 2 miles on right ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: The C&S Bell Company #26 School Bell From The Hodge Academy Built 1894 Cherry Hill Road, Mocksville. Daisy Feed Sack, New Condition. Nc Pottery 2x With Handles, Excellent. Weller Pottery, Nice. Milk Crocks, Brown Jugs, Cast Iron Wall Oil Lamp. The Original Little Rascals Club House Bingo Set In Original Box. Paper Doll Pattern Book, Excellent. King's Crown, Carnival Glass, Griswold Cast Iron Pan, Cast Iron Waffle Iron, Flat Irons, Oil Lamp, Kerosene Lanterns, Old Framed Wall Mirror, Old Framed Pictures, Split Oak Basket, Round Top Trunk, Two Board Top Small Table, Baby Cradle, Cedar Wardrobe, Singer Treddle Six Drawer Cabinet (No Machine), Singer Dress Form, Church Bench, Wringer Washer, Double Wash Tubs, Mantle Clock, Rca Record Holder, M&M Candy Dispenser In Box, Old Nugrape Serving Tray,Country Quilts,Doilies, Costume Jewery. HOUSEHOLD: Basset Dr Suite, Table W/ 6 Chairs/China Cabinet; Breakfast Table W/Chairs; 3-Pc Br Suite, Nice; Hertiage Coffee Table, End Tables & Chairs; Hutch; Wooden Rocker; Small Chest; Glider Rocker; Sofa W/Brass Claw Feet; Piano Bench; 3 Area Rugs; Wall Mirrow, Pfaltzgraff-Blue Pattern; Pattern Glass; Indiana Glass; Cake Stand; Canister Set; Serving Bowls; Lots Of Corning Ware; Pitchers; Fire King; Flatware; Pots & Pans; Canners; Pressure Cookers; Homemade Pea Shellers. GUNS: Rabbit Ear Shotguns. OTHER: Rowan Memorial Park Lot #116, Sect. Vet Field, Deed # 4316, 2 grave plots FARM EQUIPMENT & SHOP: Jd 2840 Tractor, A-C D15 Series Iii Tractor, Farmall-A W/Cultivator, Ih 10 Ft Bush Hog, Nh 847 Round Baler, N H 66 Baler, 5ft Bush Hog, Blanton Disc Harrow, Ford 2-Bottom Plow, Long 10 Ft Hyd Disc Harrow, Cole 2-Row Corn Planter, Scrape Blade, 1-Row Cultivator, Section Harrow, Wood Saw, Jd #5 Mowing Machine, Oliver Hay Rake, Oliver Model 1750 Disc Harrow, Oliver 66 Side Curtains, Boom Pole, Farm Trailer, Cow Trailer, Quick-Tatch 3-Pt Hitch, Reece Hitch Ford Truck, Tool Box, Log Grabs, Table Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Jointer, Wood Lathe, Bench Grinder, Old Delta Floor & Bench Drill Presses, Vise, Port-A-Power, 7 In Grinder, Skil Saws, Drills, Sander, Fans, Hand Tools, Hyd Cylinders, 2 Portable Air Compressers, Air Compresser, Portable Power, Transit, 230 Amp Welder, 5 Hp Water Pump On Trailer; Stihl Model 41, Model 32 & Husqvarna Model 36 Chain Saws; Gilson C10 Long Tractor W/Cultivators, Garden Tiller, Garden Mark 3-Hp Chortrac W/Attachments, Garden Cart, Parker Yard Vac, Johnson 18-Hp Boat Motor, Neptune Boat Motor, Fishing Rods & Reels,Cherry Lumber. 1978 TITAN 28 FT MOTOR HOME 16,662 ACTUAL MILES, DODGE CHASSIS, GAS & ELECTRIC ONAN GENERATOR, AWNING, & NEW TIRES-READY TO HIT THE ROAD! AUCTIONEER NOTE: Great Selection At This Homestead Estate. Come Early, Sale Begins At 9:30 Am, Plenty Of Parking. TERMS: Cash, Credit Cards, & Checks. Out Of State: Cash Or Credit Cards Only. No Buyer's Premium.



Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc.

800-997-2248 – NCAL 3936



The Homestead of the late Grant & Elouise Stephens and others. Accepting consignment farm tractors and equipment through June 23, 2010.

Mocksville, NC 27028 • 336/998-4162 David Speer, NCAL 2984 Arthur Bostick, NCAL 1365

Owner Financing Available on Select Properties Everyone Qualifies See Website for More Details Pre Auction Offers Entertained - Broker Participation Invited


SAT., JUNE 26, 2010 9:30 AM


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

(3) Waterfront Lots in The Ridge on Tillery


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Plummer & Sons Tree Service, free estimates. Reasonable rates, will beat any written estimate 15%. Insured. Call 704-633-7813.

Local, Licensed & Insured

The Boat Man

Junk Removal


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


MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded

! Framing ! Siding ! Storm Repair

Pressure Washing

Home Improvement

Bucket Truck Chipper Stump Grinding Free Estimates

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

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


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Grading, Clearing, Hauling, and Topsoil. Please Call 704-633-1088

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

“We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!”

Outdoors by overcash Mowing, Mulching, Leaf Removal. Free Estimates. 704-630-0120

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

AAA Trees R Us

Tree Service

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

FREE Estimates 704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

Homes for Sale

You'll love all seasons of the year in this cozy home in Plantation Ridge. Spend your summer days grilling on the back deck or relaxing on the front porch swing. Winters will be warmer as you enjoy the gas logs in the spacious family room. Fully renovated over the last 2 years, this house is move-in ready. You'll be surprised at the space this 3 br 2 ba, 2495 sf house has to offer. $219,900. Call 704-645-1093

Tree Service

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

The Floor Doctor

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Residential & Commercial Free Estimates References available Call Zonia 704-239-2770

Painting and Decorating

" Mowing " Trimming " Edging " Landscaping " Trimming Bushes

Drywall Services


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

Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-857-0539. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates

Carport and Garages

Homes for Sale

Earl's Lawn Care

Caregiver will sit with elderly in home, hospital or nursing home. 8 yrs experience and references. 704-856-8557 or 704-213-6246

Homes for Sale

Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $219,900. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-857-0539. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

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

Tony McBride Auction Your Full Service Auction Co. One Piece/Entire Estate. 704-791-5625. NCAL 6894

Caregiving Services

Homes for Sale


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

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

Homes for Sale


Grading & Hauling

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

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596

Homes for Sale


Homes for Sale



* Berkel Bread Slicers * Deli Slicers * Hobart, Giles And Alto-Shaam Rotisseries * Chester-Fried Pressure Fryers & Chicken Fryers * Combi Ovens * Microwave Ovens * Alto-Shaam Hot Cases * Hot Plates * Ice Machines & Carts * Wooden Displays * Arneg Olive Carts


* Mixer-Grinders * Meat Tenderizers * Meat Slicers * Meat Saw


* Floor Scrubbers * Coffee Grinders * S/C Spot Boxes * S/C Floral Case * Stainless Tables * Aluminum Cooler Racks * Dunnage Racks * Misc. Office Furniture




SANFORD+ associates, inc. 770-383-3380 Emerson, GA NC A.L. # 4524 Asa M. ‘Montie’ Marshall, IV Auctioneer Macon, GA

NC A.L. # 4564


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SALISBURY POST More Details = Faster Sales!

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

E. schools. Lease purchase. 3BR, 2BA. Garage, kit. appl., Please call 704-638-0108


Land for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Rockwell. 2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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


3 + acres, native timber canopy opens to sunlit meadow, creek w/ private sandy beach. $59,900 close to town, fin. Must See. 704 535-4159

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


Faith. 7 Acres. Pasture, woods and creek. 175 ft road frontage. $70,000. Call 704-279-9542

Salisbury. Off 13th St. Huge lot. Could be nice home, too. Conveniently located. 1200+ sq. ft. with lots of extras. Call our office for more information. C48040. $129,900. B&R Realty 704-6332394

Resort & Vacation Property

W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced: $19,900. 704-640-3222


1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC nr Cleveland & Woodleaf and 3 Interstates: I-40, I77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd., 2nd gravel driveway beside 2075 Hobson Rd mailbox. Interior very secluded, a real sanctuary from cities. Needs to be sold this year. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or E-mail to: See photos and directions at:

Manufactured Home Sales

Homes for Sale

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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Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$ Are you trying to sell your property? We guarantee a sale within 1430 days. 704-245-2604

Apartments $99 1st Month For Brand New Duplex!

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 Woodleaf

Drastically Reduced!

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.

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

Homes for Sale

Manufactured Lots for Sale Grace Church/Miller Rd. location. 2.8 acres with well & septic. $38,000. Please call 704-660-3930

Real Estate Services

Homes for Sale

Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334

Granite Quarry

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Bentley Julian Realty 704-938-2530

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, 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 I-85 & shopping $369,000. Call Tina at 980-234-2881

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

Investment Property INVESTMENT PROPERTY FOR SALE 4-plex, duplex and single family for sale. Motivated seller. Call 704-2396069. No calls after 7 pm please.

Lake Property Woodleaf. 4320 Potneck Rd. 2-story house on .67 acre. 1,985 sq. ft. living space w/attached 2-vehicle garage. 4BR, 2 full BA, living, dining, den, pantry, hardwood floors. New roof & heating/cooling system. Detached 1-vehicle garage workshop, 248 sq. ft. Walking distance to Woodleaf School. $125,000. Call 704-278-4703 after 7 p.m.

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721

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


Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue



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”

Wiltshire Village 2BR, 1½BA Condo. All appl., W/D, patio. Near Jake & I-85. Pool, Tennis. $600/ mo., $500 dep. For sale or lease. 336-210-5862

Mocksville's Newest Affordable Housing! 127 Wilhaven Drive 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms, Club House, Fitness Center, Computer Center Ask about our $99 Move-in Special! (Hurry! Offer ends June 30) Call Today! • 336-753-1385 Pet Friendly!

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587 1BR apt furnished with washer/dryer, refrig & stove. All utilities furnished incl'd cable. Rent $350.00 ever 2 weeks with $350.00 dep. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446. 2 BR, 1 BA Eaman Park Apts. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 20 Different Units 1-3BR, $300-$695 Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 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

China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 City. 2BR cent. H/A, no pets, on job 6 months, utilities by tenant. $375 per month. Call 704202-5879 for more info. 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

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. 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 Historic Area. 1 or 2 BR avail. Starting at $375. Must have references. 704-202-3635.

Lovely Duplex

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $695. 704-633-3997 Luxury apartments Fulton Heights $695/mo. 704-239-0691

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

Mount Pleasant, 1BR, 1BA, 3-room apartment, quiet historic district. For information, call 704-436-9176.

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

Near Rockwell. 3 room apt. Appliances, W/D, & water furnished. $400/mo. 704-279-8880 704-279-7082

Rebecca Jones Realty 610 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

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

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China Grove, 3 homes available: 2 under construction, 1 move in ready. All 3 BR, 2 BA. Call for details. $109,900 to $114,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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

Available now! We only have two 2BR, 2BA apt. still available at the Plaza! Located in the heart of downtown Salisbury, you'll live within walking distance to shopping, dining, entertainment, and more! Call today & schedule a tour. Contact Shuntale at 704637-7814 or by email: Shuntale@


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


Condos and Townhomes Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

Houses for Rent 2BR RENT TO OWN Central heat/AC. Hardwoods, fireplace, siding. $2,500 down. $550/mo. 704-630-0695 2BR. Appliances, cent heat/air. H/W flrs. Storage bld. $600. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035

Houses for Rent

North Kannapolis. 2BR, 1BA. Newly remodeled. Big yard on corner lot. No pets. $650/mo. Call 704202-0605 Past Catawba College 3BR/1½BA, all elec., stove & refrig., $650/mo. Free water/sewer. 704-633-6035 Rowan Hospital area. 3BR, 2BA. Appl., central AC, gas heat. No Sect. 8. No pets. $800/mo. 1St & last month's rent & deposit. Call before 5pm 704-636-4251 Salis. 3-4 BR house by Livingstone College. Rent $575, dep $500. Call Rowan Properties, 704633-0446 Salis. 3BR, 1BA in Milford Hills. Very nice. Rent $900, dep. $900. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 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, 142 Parrish St., $500/mo. + $325 dep. Section 8 OK. 704-754-5700 Salisbury 2BR/1BA. City loc. Cent H/A. Limit 2 adults. No pets. $595/mo. + dep. 704-633-9556 Salisbury 3BR/2BA, 723 Mack St., all appls. Incl'd, single car garage, all elec, no Sect. 8. $800/mo + dep. 704-754-5700 Salisbury City 2BR / 1BA, new central H/A, total elec., $525/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury city. 2BR, 1BA. Remodeled. Central air & heat. Good neighbors. $550 + dep 704-640-5750 Salisbury H.S. Area. 4BR/1½ BA, cent. Gas & electric H/A $700/mo. Sec. 8 OK. 704-636-3307 Salisbury

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 3BR, 2BA. All Electric. No pets. Rent, $750, $500 deposit. Spacious ranch-style. Home has a carport and spacious front and back yard with a lovely deck on the back. Call AJ Realty and Investment 919-332-0585 4BR, 2 ½BA. 2000 sq. ft +/-. Tri-level, hardwoods fireplace. Great area. $995/mo. 704-630-0695 5 houses to choose from Affordable to luxury Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 5BR, 2 ½ BA. RENT TO OWN. 3000 sq. ft. +/garage, basement, fenced. $8,000 down. $998/mo. 704-630-0695 610 Florence Ave, Kannapolis - 2 bedroom, 1 bath $510 monthly; 314 North Avenue, Kannapolis 3 bedroom 2 bath $895 Monthly KREA 704-933-2231

Attn. Landlords

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

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 China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, W/D connections, $550/mo. + $550 dep. Sect. 8 OK. 704-784-4785 Cleveland-3 bedroom/ 1bath house off Main St. Appliances, central heat & air, hard wood floors. $600.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Summer Specials! Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750 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 Salisbury. 2BR, 1½BA townhouse. Range, refrigerator, W/D hook-ups. Newly remodeled. Nice neighborhood. 704-202-8965 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $535 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808

East area. 2BR, 1BA. Outbuildings. 1 year lease. $725/month + deposit. 704-279-5602 Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no pets. $700/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 FREE RENT Carolina Piedmont Properties. Call for details. Sec 8 OK. 704-248-4878 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA quadplex. E. Salis. 3BR, 2BA. All electric. Appliances. 704-638-0108 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

5,000 or 10,000 sq. ft. distribution bldg., loading docks, office & restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Class A Office space. 118 E. Council St. $750/mo., utilities incl. Call 704-642-0071 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

Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq ft. $625/mo. + dep. Water, sewer, garbage pick up incl'd. 704-633-9556 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


Granite Quarry-Garland Place, 3 BR, 2 BA, triple attached garage, single detached garage, whole house generator. Nice yard. R50640 $164,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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. 1326 Old Plank Rd. 3BR, 1BA. Sect. 8 OK. $550/mo. No pets. 704-507-3915 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 Salisbury. 3BR, 1BA Central air, appliances, carport, storage bldg, large fenced backyard. Close to I-85/Lowes. $750 / Month + Deposit. 336-918-6253.

Salisbury. Brick 2BR, 1BA. Garage, washer/ dryer hook-up. Central heat/air. No pets. $650 deposit, $650/mo. References. Call 704-6363698 or 704-637-1138 Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm South Rowan Area. Very nice 3BR home. Quiet, safe neighborhood. 704425-4445

3BR, 1BA home with kitchen, dining, living, sun porch, full basement, attached garage & unattached garage. Large, beautiful fenced in corner lot for rent or lease to own, $1,200/mo. Dennis, 704-202-0605.

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 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Manufactured Home for Rent S. Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA $600/mo. + $600 deposit. No pets. 2 year contract. 704-640-5496

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 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

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

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. office space 4 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 223 2803


Very Nice

E. Rowan, 2BR/1BA, Private country setting, refrigerator and stove, no pets. $575/mo + $575 dep. 704-279-3010 or 704-213-8783

Office and Commercial Rental

Salisbury. We have office suites available in the Executive Center. With all utilities from $250 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041

East area. 2BR, 1½ BA brick townhouse. Appl. furnished. Quiet. $495/mo. No pets. 704-279-3406

KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539

Water, Sewage & Garbage included


Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

Senior Discount

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.

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


WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

3 Shive St. 2 story house w/3 apts. 3 big rooms w/BA. Furnished. 134 Gold Hill Dr. 4 room house w/BA. Trailer avail. also. 704-633-5397

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

Rockwell. Holshouser Rd. 2BR/1BA available July 1st. NO Smoking or Pets! $600/mo + $500 deposit 704-209-0131 for application, one year lease

American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

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

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

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

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850

Drastically Reduced!


Salisbury 2 acres located 3 miles NW, partially wooded, no road frontage $28,000. 704-249-2881

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

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


China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

Rockwell. Off Lower Stone Ch. Rd at end of Lavista Rd, 2½ acs. $25,000, $500 down, owner will finance 10 years, 7% interest. 704202-5879 Salisbury. Immaculate home, private setting, 2 BR, great room, D/R, screened rear porch & deck overlook pond. 1065 Rock Pond Rd. $160,000 Kennedy Realty 704-640-0413 Directions: Faith Rd. (through Town of Faith), Right on Castor Rd, right on Big Rock Rd, left on Rock Pond Rd. 5.64 ac., 4BR, 4BA, 3100 SqFt. Timothy Livengood, Mid Carolina Real Estate, Land for Sale LLC. (704) 202-1807

Real Estate Commercial

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Salis. 1,000 s.f. Free standing, ample pkg., previously restaurant. Drive-In window 704-202-5879 Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 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 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

Older man in Kannapolis has a nice, spacious, furnished room for rent. It's in a nice neighborhood. No smoking, drugs, loud music or animals. Cable available. Free parking. Only $85/week + $45 deposit. References required. 704-932-5008

Wanted: To Rent Need 4-5 BR home, preferably E. Rowan school dist., though not required. 704-591-8118 anytime


BMW, 2004 330Xi Silver with black leather interior, 6 cylinder with auto tranny, AM, FM, CD, duel seat warmers, all power options, SUNROOF, run & drives like a DREAM! 704-603-4255

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Chevrolet, 2003, S10. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

3990 Statesville Blvd for sale or rent, lot 6. 2BR. $329/mo. Call 704-6403222 for more information. East area, 2 bedroom,

trash and lawn service included. No pets. $475 month. 704-433-1255

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 3. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Chevrolet, 2006, Impala. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

East Area. Nice range, refrig, W/D, AC, elec.heat, garbage and lawn service, water all furnished. Adults only. $425.00/mo. plus deposit. 704-6402667 or 704-857-8724 or 704-279-7121. Ellis Park area 2BR, 1½ BA. Appl., water, sewer, incl. $500/mo. + $500 dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 Faith 2BR/2BA, private lot, appliances included, $490/mo + dep. No pets. 704-279-3518

Chevrolet, 2006, Malibu. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Faith 3BR/2BA, $495/mo + dep, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $375/mo + dep. Hwy 152 /I-85. 704-239-2833 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Very nice. ½ acre lot. Limit 3. No pets. Ref. $400. 704279-4282 or 704-202-7294 Hurley School Rd. area. 2BR, 1BA. Nice subdiv. Well kept. 3 people. $425 + dep. 704-640-5750 Roseman Rd. area. 2 BR. No pets, appliances & trash pickup incl. $525/ mo. + dep. 704-855-7720

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


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

Chrysler, 1999, Concorde LX. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Ford, 2003 Explorer Sport Track XLT 4X4 LOADED! Blue/Gray leather interior am, fm, cd DUEL HEATED SEATS, bed cover, aluminum alloy wheels good tires, running boards, sunroof, good miles, runs & drives great! 704-603-4255

Lincoln, 1998, Town Car. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Toyota, 1998, Camry LE. Automatic, 4 cylinder. Leather, sunroof, green. New tires, great shape. 159K miles, $3,500. 704-636-8027

Ford, 2003 Mustang Coupe. $7,917. Automatic, V6, RWD 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10246B

Pontiac, 2008, Grand Prix. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Dodge, 2003, Stratus, SE. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

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

Toyota, 2003 Corolla LE 4 Speed automatic, 4 cylinder, FWD. $6,611. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10557A.

Ford, 2003, Ranger XLT. 4 door extended cab. Power windows, cruise, tilt, power mirrors. 80,000 miles. Very clean. $6,495. 704-637-7327 Saturn, 2004, L300. 4 Speed, automatic, V6. $7,011. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10218A

Dodge, 2003, Stratus R/T. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Ford, 2007 Focus SE White over gray cloth interior, 2.0 with auto trans, AM, FM, CD, sat radio, power windows, brakes & locks. Cold ac, LOW MILES, runs & drives great! 704-603-4255

Ford, 2010, Mustang. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Saturn, 2005 Ion 1. 4 speed automatic, 4 cylinder, FWD. $6,711. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10090A

Subaru, 2000, Forester. Automatic, AWD, 144K miles, 21/28 mpg. Very reliable. Perfect mountain college car. $4,900. Call 704-267-3273

Toyota, 2003, Camry LE 4 speed, automatic, 4 cylinder, FWD. $7,717. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10357A

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

Ford Focus 2001, 4 door, 87K miles, new tires, automatic, power windows, cruise, $3,700. 704-202-0326

Cats CALICO KITTENS! 2 adorable females (black/white/orange and gray/white/orange). FREE!!! Please call: 704857-1579 Free cat to good home, long haired gray Tabby, male, neutered, UTD shots. 336-847-4306 Free cat. Long haired white, spayed. Has crate, litterbox, food & water bowl. Ask for Lisa or Shawn 704-636-5838

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

Jeep, 1998, Grand Cherokee Limited. Black. 138,000 miles. Roof rack with tire. Good condition. $3,500. Please call 704-637-2986

1997 Caribbean Crest. 150 hp motor. 2002 EZ load trailer. Vinyl flooring. $8,200. Great condition. Please call 704-639-0359 or 704-202-8507.

Suntracker 21' Fishin' Barge Seats 9. All alum. incl deck. 50 HP Mercury Force Tilt & trim; depth finder, motorglide foot operated trolling motor. Large aerated live well, Porta Potty, 4 swivel fishing chairs. Anchor mates, 2 new Interstate batteries, easy load trailer, spare tire, deluxe stereo system. $8,500 FIRM. Call 704-633-7905

Collector Cars

Ford, 1966, Fairlane 500 ~ restored. 2 Door Coupe. Completely rebuilt 390 Motor w/GT parts. 428 Cobra Jet Heads, new interior, new original paint. Many spare parts. Only non-original parts are wheels and power steering rack. Painted original Carolina blue w/dark blue interior. Must see & drive to appreciate! $21,500 OBO. Beautiful car. Runs and drives great. 504-638-7600

Motorcycles & ATVs

You Must See This!

Suzuki, 2007, Forenza. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Volkswagon, 2006, Beetle Convertible. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Kawasaki 2002, Vulcan 800 Classic. Beautiful red & chrome. Very low miles, 4K. Newer grips, backrest, windshield. 1 owner. Only asking $3,800. Call anytime. 980-234-4360

Transportation Financing

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt $57, 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 6/30/10. 704-245-3660

6-volt – $58 8-volt – $68 12 month warranty If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon

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

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

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

Chevrolet, 1999, Suburban. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Ford, 1998, Ranger. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Free dog to good home. 4.5 year old black Chow. House trained inside / outside dog. Recently moved and I can't keep him. Please call daytime 704-210-5688, nighttime 856-304-8789, Donna. Free Dog. Goofy, lovable, 120 lb. Lap dog needs loving home. Half lab & bloodhound. Inside dog, must have fenced yard, 5 years old, well mannered. 336-284-2416 Free puppies. German Shepherd, Shepherd/ Husky mix. Father is AKC registered. 4 weeks old. Parents on-site. To good home only. 704-279-7014

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255

Lost Dog. June 11 Woodlawn Cal-Miller Rd & 152 in Rockwell. Mixed breed, female, med size, blk & brown w/white paws, red collar. 704-267-3903

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:

Hummer 2007 H3 SUV Automatic, 4WD $19,917. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10292B

Chevy, 2003 Silverado V8 with auto tranny am, fm, cd, cold ac, bed liner, like new tires. Extra Clean Inside & Out!! 704-603-4255

Ford, 2000 Expedition Eddie Bauer. Black/tan leather 5.4 V8 w/ auto trans, tape CD changer, sunroof, lighted running boards, 3rd seat, all pwr options, DUEL HEATEDSEATS, chrome rims. 704-603-4255


Chihuahua Pups. CKC. 2 Blk and Tan females.2 Chocolate and Tan females. 2 blue and tan males. Have had shots & dewormed. $275 ea. 8 weeks old. Cash. 704603-8257.

Trust. It’s the reason 74% of area residents read the Salisbury Post on a daily basis. Classifieds give you affordable access to those loyal readers.

Ford, 2001 Focus SE Station Wagon. Automatic, 4 cylinder. $3,211. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7400A

Schnauzers. One female and two males. Full blooded, parents on site, ready June 21. $475. 704-746-1111

Take Us Home! Puppies, German Shepherd. 2 females, 4 males. 6 weeks old. Fullblooded. Parents on-site. 1St & dewormed. $175. 704-279-0918 Puppies. 1 Pit Bull, 1 chihuahua. Free to good homes only. Call 704772-6270 for more info. Puppies. AKC Labrador Retriever. Chocolate and black, ready July 5. Both parents working bird hunters and family pets. Dewclaws removed and first shots. $450. 704-201-5875

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

Oldsmobile, 2001, Silhouette. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Puppies, Dachshunds. AKC registered. Ready to go! 1 male, 2 females. Parents on-site. 1st shots. 2 dapple, 1 red. $350-$400 each. 704-223-0631

Other Pets

Chevy, 2005 Tahoe LS white w/ tan cloth interior 5.3 V8 auto trans, all pwr options, am, fm, tape, cd, 3rd seat, duel pwr seats, clean, cruise, alloy rims, drives great. Ready for retail! 704-603-4255

Chrysler, 2007 Pacifica Touring Blue/ Lt. Gray leather interior 4.0 auto am, fm, cd, DVD, TV, SUNROOF, front and rear HEATED SEATS, rear air controls, power rear door, LOADED, EXTRA CLEAN. 704-603-4255

Ford, 2003, Explorer Eddie Bauer. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

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

Ford, 2004, Expedition XLT. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

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2005 Jeep Liberty V6 4x4 3.5L Blk w/Tan int., 4 cyl., all power, AM/FM, C/D, low miles, chrome rims w/like new tires, Extra Clean Gas Saver !!!! 704-603-4255

Supplies and Services

Puppies. German Shepherd, full blooded, mother on site, 7 weeks old, $150 each. 704-798-4607

Ford, 2003 Expedition XLT 4.6 V8 with auto trans, front & rear AC, AM, FM, CD, tape, cloth interior, after market rims, GREAT SUV FOR THE FAMILY!! 704-603-4255

Puppies, free to good home. One set is 11 wks old, will be very small dogs. 2nd set is 9 wks old, will be small to medium Bassett Hound / Beagle mix. 704-210-4817

Free kittens. 8 weeks old. 2 males, 1 black, 1 grey. Please call 704636-8272 for more info. Puppies, Chihuahuas. One male, wormed and shots, adorable & healthy. Will be available June 26. Mother & father on site. $300. 704-245-5238

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

KIA, 2006 Sorento 3.5 V6 auto, 4x4, cloth seats, CD, towing pkg, good tires, all power, luggage rack, runs& drives NICE!! 704-603-4255


Great Family Dog!

Puppies. Alaskan Malamutes. 2 males, 5 females. Ready for new homes. $200 each. Call David 704-492-7901

Honda, 2005 Odyssey EXL Van Silver/dark gray leather interior, cd, dvd, steering wheel controls, sunroof, 3rd seat, duel heated seats, LOADED, alloy wheels with good tires. 704-6034255


Abandoned free male tabby kitten to a good home. Grey & white striped. 8 wks old. Adorable! 704-857-3777

Puppies. 2 males, 5 females. Free. Needs good home. Call for info. 704-636-0961

Blues, blacks, and brindle. Shots and dewormed. Great with kids. 35-40 lbs max. $100 ea. Very smart little dogs. 704-223-6979.

Chevrolet, 1998, Tahoe. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Ford F-150 2008 STX Regular Cab 4 Speed, automatic, V8. $13,917. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10290

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


Boston Terrier/ Mastiff Mix Pups


Transportation Financing

Found dog in West Rowan area. Black and white, large male, needs good home. 704-2677653


Ford 2009 Escape XLT 6 speed automatic $19,217. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7441

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



Chevrolet 2002 Trail Blazer LT SUV. 4 Speed automatic, RWD. $10,417.1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10353A

Toyota Forerunner 1995, V6, automatic, 4wheel drive, all power, new tires, very clean. 168K miles, $2,500. 704202-0326

FORD, 2006 Freestyle, SE AWD. 4 door. 92K miles. Local company car that has been used for marketing purposes. All services performed by Ford dealership. Asking price $7,995. All inquires, call Charles Church 704-4318898 anytime

GMC, 1997 Jimmy 4 Wheel drive, 4 door, V6, leather, sunroof, pwr windows, doors and seats. New AC. $2,700. Call 704-647-0881

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

Happy Jack mange medicine promotes healing and hairgrowth to any mange, hot spot, or fungus on dogs & horses without steroids! Yadkinville Quality Hardware (679-2049).

2 yr old female Chocolate Lab Mix, spayed, rabies current, abandoned by owners at Humane Society. Needs a home! 704-855-7468

Dodge, 2006 Durango LIMITED 4.7. V8 auto 4x4 Leather,DVD, all pwr options, duel power/ heated seats, rear POWER LIFT GATE, good tires, DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans




Buick, 2004, Ranier. 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. OVER 50 VEHICLES IN STOCK! Summer Sell-Off!

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

2 yr. old male Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix, up to date on all shots, house trained, great w/ kids. We are moving and can't take him. Call 704-310-9204

Free kittens. To good home. 2 female, 2 male. 1 calico, 1 light gray, 1 orange, 1 blonde, litter box trained. 704-2022893

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Free kittens, 5 small & 2 bigger kittens. Just in time for Father's Day. Call 336-469-4856.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays Actress Olympia Dukakis is 79. Actor Martin Landau is 79. Actor Danny Aiello is 77. Actor John Mahoney is 70. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 68. Singer Anne Murray is 65. Home-repair show host Bob Vila is 64. Singer Lionel Richie is 61. Actor John Goodman is 58. Bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is 56. Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran is 50. Bassist Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray is 43. Actress Nicole Kidman is 43. Singer Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 43. Actor Peter Paige (“Queer as Folk”) is 41. Actor Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind”) is 39.

Defying the Taliban, one (bad) movie at a time

Kevin Costner’s centrifuges deploy for Gulf oil cleanup PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Kevin Costner is taking Hollywood star power and some oil-separating centrifuges to the fight against the Gulf of Mexico spill. Energy giant BP PLC has ordered 32 of the centrifuges from a company co-founded by the Hollywood actor. Costner joined BP officials for an inspection Friday of a barge that will take three of the devices into the Gulf starting this weekend.

Officials say skimmer vessels will pump oily water onto the barge where the centrifuges can process a total of 600,000 gallons a day, separating the gunk from water. Costner says he “didn’t come to save the day” but is gratified the technology is being deployed. Desperate crews are trying an array of tools, even shop vacs and vacuum trucks, in their quest to clean the Gulf waters.

are making a cinematic stand. They do it with movies that are sold here only on DVD, will never make it to Western art house cinemas, and can withstand only the gentlest of criticism. There are shaky camera angles, wildly awful hairpieces and dialogue with the cadence of a press conference (“To achieve our goal we must try to attain our objectives and what we have vowed to do,” a hero intones in “Black Poison,” an anti-opium morality tale). Each film is a patchwork of themes — romance, thriller, weepy family drama — knitted together by martial arts battles and lots of squirting sheep’s blood bought from local butchers. The bad guys all seem to have scars, limps or both. The good guys often wear white. They are made, very often, with little beyond a camcorder, a couple of workshop lights and some pirated editing software. But, they’ll tell you here, their battle is worth fighting. “We are changing how people think,” said Khan. “Young people see our movies and they know that Afghanistan is not just AK47s and war. There’s something else here too.” In a country where most people live in desperate poverty, the movies show fantasies of middle-class Afghan life alongside the action and adventure. There are people with steady jobs, helpful government officials, uncorrupted policemen. But the films also reflect the world around them. Jalalabad is not in the Taliban

heartland but it is a part of Afghanistan’s deeply conservative Pashtun belt. Osama bin Laden once had a mansion just outside the city, and he escaped U.S. forces from his nearby mountain compound in Tora Bora. So actresses tend to be rarities in Pashto-language films — few families allow their daughters to enter the movie business, and nearly all actresses must come from Pakistan. Sex is not even hinted at. Song-and-dance scenes, which are at the heart of most South Asian movies, steer very clear of risque moves, with actors often lip-synching to music lifted from Pakistani movies. The Taliban hardly exist in these movies. Religious extremism is sometimes hinted at, but most bad guys are generic gangsters or drug smugglers. To the Taliban, though, the moviemakers are evil. The Islamist fighters detest all forms of public entertainment, particularly any depiction of the human form, which they believe is forbidden by the Quran. When the Taliban ran the country, movies were forbidden, cinemas were closed and videotapes could only be watched in secret. When they were forced from power, though, that quickly changed. “One week after the Taliban were gone we were filming again,” said Farooq Sabit, a one-time kung fu master who runs a small Kabul photography studio and has directed a half-dozen or so movies. He works in Dari, Afghanistan’s most widely

spoken language. The Dari film industry is better off than the Pashto movie world. The Taliban have far less influence in Dari-speaking regions, and filmmakers’ hurdles are more financial than physical. If the Pashto speakers have the pharmacist to thrill to, the Dari film world has Saleem Shaheen, the unlikely sex symbol who may be the country’s biggest star. He’s a round, fleshy man in his mid-40s with dozens of movies behind him as an actor, writer, producer and director. He also has the ego of a Hollywood mogul. “My interviews are very interesting,” he said, sitting down with a visiting reporter. “More people will read your article because of me.” Through a small acting school, relentless self-promotion and even more self-confidence, he has been a force in Afghan moviemaking for decades.



Actor Kevin Costner, left, founding partner of Ocean Therapy Solutions, speaks at a news conference about his company’s centrifuge machine designed to separate oil and water in Port Fourchon, La., on Friday, as BP COO Doug Suttles look on.

J A L A L A B A D , Afghanistan (AP) — In real life he’s a pharmacist, a polite young man who dispenses antibiotics and advice in a tiny Jalalabad shop barely 40 miles from where Osama bin Laden disappeared into the mountains. But when evening falls, when Zhaid Khan shuts the pharmacy’s gates and sends his young assistant home, he becomes someone else. Then he’s a lover (albeit a chaste one). He’s a singer (or at least a lip-syncher). He’s a fighter, a hero, a defender of the powerless. You’ve never heard of him, but Zhaid Khan is a movie star. The quiet pharmacist is the chiseled face, the rippling muscles, the romantic hero of the minuscule Pashto-language vision of Hollywood set amid the towns and mountains of eastern Afghanistan. It’s a region where American drones regularly hover overhead, Taliban attacks come all too regularly and it takes more than a little courage to be an actor. Khan is famous across Jalalabad, and fans sometimes come to the pharmacy to gawk at him and ask for autographs. Sometimes, though, the Taliban seek him out too. They leave him notes in the night, warning they’ll burn down his shop and kill him. One day, he fears, they’ll follow through on their threats. But as Afghanistan struggles with an Islamist insurgency that has surged back since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, putting broad swaths of the country under Taliban control, a handful of actors

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Books A visit to BookExpo America, and a new novel from Maryann McFadden/5D



June 20, 2010


Shifting to the triple bottom line:

The oil spill, Earth & sustainability BY JOHN E. WEAR



Thousands of tea-party supporters gathered in Searchlight, Nev., earlier this year to rally support for conservative principles.

From anger to action Tea party backers explain their motivation and what they’re seeking to accomplish BY PAULINE ARRILLAGA Associated Press


UCCA VALLEY, Calif. — Bill Warner is hardly a naive man. He ran his own engineering firm for three decades, and sold the assets just before the economy tanked. He built his dream home on a majestic hill abutting a national park, back when the housing market was steady. While some neighbors have since been foreclosed upon, Warner is resurfacing his flagstone deck. And so he understands that in the world of politics, his little group — the Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin — is but a molecule in the figurative drop in the bucket of power and influence. Its stated purpose is “to promote, educate and advance conservative principles of fiscal responsibility, small limited government, free enterprise, the rule of law, private property rights, and the preservation and protection of individual liberty.” The organization has some 25 members and has raised $10,000. “It’s our way of doing what we can do,” he says. Warner is 65 and soft-spoken, the kind who asks questions before making decisions. He doesn’t consider himself a rabble-rouser or “tea party-er.” Yet this past March, Warner packed up his motorhome and drove with his wife, Pat, to Searchlight, Nev., to join thousands of others at a tea party rally dubbed the Woodstock of conservatism. There were, as his friend put it, some “wackadoos” among the masses: The Barrel Man wearing only a barrel and a hat, the guy dressed like Jesus. There were also plenty of people just like Warner, who held a coffee mug instead of a sign. Concerned Americans trying to find their voices, and a way to channel their disgust. For some, anger has now turned to action. It is the kind of action that helped tea party favorite Sharron Angle capture the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada, now challenging Majority Leader Harry Reid. And that helped tea party darlings Raul Labrador in Idaho and Todd Lally in Kentucky win their Republican congressional primaries. And that helped libertarian favorite Rand Paul beat out a Republican establishment candidate in Kentucky’s Senate primary. In Yucca Valley, that action comes from the likes of Bill Warner and a new Lincoln Club. In Bullhead City, Ariz., it comes in the form of an ex-PR agent who runs the Republican women’s club and holds candidate meet-and-greets to help get out the vote. In Las Vegas, it’s an Internet marketer and his friend, the blogger, working from a rented condo to oust Reid and other incumbents. These four were all in Searchlight that


Bill Warner and his wife, Pat, were among thousands who attended the tea party rally this past March in Searchlight.

“It’s our way of doing what we can do.” BILL WARNER

California activist

Saturday in March. They’ve heard, time and again, the characterizations in the news media, from some Democrats and, in certain cases, from their own friends and relatives — about how “those tea party-ers” are just angry voters venting about economic hard times, or they’re confused, uneducated and easily influenced, or they’re extremists, or, worst of all, they’re racists. Months after Searchlight and other rallies, plenty of questions remain about just what the tea party is, whether it can endure and how much influence it will have on elections this year and in years to come. Part of the answer is this: In communities across the land, citizens-turned-activists are digging in in different ways to wield whatever power and influence they’re able to muster over this thing called democracy. To hear what motivates them is to begin to understand what’s going on in American

politics in 2010. Really, in America itself. • • • Her accent seems better suited for an episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City” than the Chaparral Country Club in Bullhead City. Yet here she is, Hildy Angius, holding court with three men who’ve just finished a round of golf in this retirement community. Her hand is filled with fliers for a mixer sponsored by the Colorado River Republican Women, the organization she heads. “It’s more like a voter registration. A lot of elected people. It gives you a chance to go out and yell at them if you have any problems or questions,” she tells the golfers. Turns out they have plenty they’d like to yell about. Says one: “Why are we in such dire straits?” “Democrats!” his buddy exclaims. The first fires back: “How about debt?” Spotting an opening, Angius launches into a speech: Don’t gripe, do something. Vote. Volunteer. Knock on doors. Do what she’s now doing: Whatever it takes to move the Republican Party, and the government, to the right. Angius acknowledges she did little more than complain until September 2008, when she realized Barack Obama was likely to win the presidency, bringing to office a liberal agenda that would mean the kind of changes Angius vehemently opposes. That fall, she found the Colorado River Republican Women — and an outlet for her dismay. This past January, she was elected president of the club. Soon after, she volunteered as a precinct committee person. At 51 and retired, she now spends her days organizing events featuring Republican candidates, getting ready to go door-todoor to get voters to the polls for Arizona’s August primary and writing newsletters that help promote town hall meetings, conservative initiatives and tea party protests. Besides Searchlight, she attended an earlier gathering in Washington, D.C. But the tea party didn’t shape Angius; she’s not even a member of any local “chapters.” Her views developed long before, growing up on Long Island, the youngest of three children in, as she describes it, an upper-middle class Jewish — and politically conservative — home. Her father, Ed Linn, was a writer who profiled everyone from baseball great Sandy Koufax to Jack Kennedy. He instilled in his daughter the core tenets of conservatism: hard work, self-reliance, small government and low taxes. He also taught her to stand up for her beliefs, a talent that came in handy for a girl who attended state university in Albany with mainly liberal friends, worked in Manhattan doing public relations and whose childhood chums, not to

See TEA, 4D

ay after day, night after night, the massive oil spill in the Gulf dominates headlines. We learn about the impact it is having on wildlife, on the shoreline, on the fishing industry. We look for ways to stop it as we would a bleeding wound, but in truth stopping the bleeding is only treating the symptoms. We need to do more: We need to treat the cause. In businesses we focus on the bottom line — a one dimensional scale that focuses solely on economics. Perhaps it’s time to look at our organizations in another way, to view our business strategies through the lens of the triple bottom line, which encompasses economic performance, social responsibility and environmental stewardship. WEAR The oil spill is a dramatic reminder that if we don’t take these other factors into consideration, if we don’t integrate all of them into our organizational structures, the problems we’re facing now will continue unabated. One hundred years ago when resources were bountiful, this wasn’t as big an issue. But with the growth in the number of consumers throughout the world, we are facing greater competition to meet our needs for scarce resources while at the same time seeing a greater impact of the worldwide cumulative effects of human actions. Thomas Friedman in his book “Hot, Flat and Crowded” did a good job of explaining why this is vital in today’s world. He talks about the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China and other countries to become part of the global supply chain, creating an explosion of wealth in the world’s middle classes. This he calls “the flattening of the world.” When the crowding of the world and the flattening of the world converged around the year 2000, Friedman says, the world went onto a track where global demand for energy, natural resources, and food all started to grow at a much accelerated pace. We are under pressure to seek oil and other resources in places we have not gone before. With those pressures come not only financial costs but potentially greater costs to our whole civilization. The oil spill is effectively demonstrating the enormous impact of such actions. We can now look down from a satellite view of the earth and see the volume of oil that is escaping. And it’s not going away. It is going to be in our marine sediment and in our ecosystems, and it will have long-term effects in ways

See SUSTAINABLE, 4D Dr. John E. Wear is director of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.


This aerial photo shows a portion of the oil-damaged shoreline of Barataria Bay, La.., as crude continues to gush from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


2D • SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010

From fatherhood to Donor’s Day

Salisbury Post I “The truth shall make you free” GREGORY M. ANDERSON Publisher





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Has runoff run its course? D

on’t take what you’re about to read as an excuse not to vote. If you’re eligible to vote in Tuesday’s runoff to determine the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate and the third Republican candidate for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, then by all means do so. Given a turnout that may drop into the single digits, every vote will count — potentially, your vote could count even more than in the May 4 primary, which had a turnout of 15 percent in Rowan County. If you don’t vote, you’re handing over the decision-making process to the small number of people who will be motivated enough to go to the polls. With that caveat in mind, here’s a question to consider: Given the fraction of N.C. voters who will be going to the polls Tuesday, is the current runoff system the best mechanism for resolving contests in which a candidate falls short of gaining the legally required percentage of votes necessary to advance to the general election? Many people are saying no, including some longtime political observers. In a recent article in the Charlotte Observer, political scientist Charles Bullock‚ the author of a book on runoff elections, noted that runoffs are largely a vestige of the days when the South was solidly Democratic and winning the Democratic primary was pretty much a guarantee of winning in November. Those days of Yellow Dog Dixie are long gone, of course, and Bullock says the justification for runoffs has passed as well. Likewise, Michael Crowell, a professor at the UNC School of Government, sees the runoff as an idea that has outlived its time. “It seldom changes the outcome, and the winner of the runoff usually has fewer votes than most of the people who ran in the first primary.” And this second electoral exercise doesn’t come cheap. It’s estimated that Tuesday’s statewide runoff will cost N.C. taxpayers about $5 million. As for a runoff clarifying the desires of the body politic, consider what happened in the 2004 race for state school superintendent. June Atkinson won the Democratic runoff with 44,175 votes — about 90,000 votes less than her rival, Marshall Stewart, had received in the initial primary. Although North Carolina is among a handful of Southern states that retain a runoff system, reformers have pushed for change. At one time, the threshold for a winning candidate was 50 percent plus one vote. In 1989, that was lowered to the current 40 percent, plus one. Some have suggested lowering the threshold even more — or doing away with runoffs entirely. More recently, the state has allowed some municipalities to experiment with “instant runoff voting,” a system in which voters rank candidates by preference. Voters haven’t rushed to embrace any of these changes, but that’s not because they’re enamored of the current system. How well can it be working when the results represent a mere sliver of citizens?

Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

“Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.” — Jack Nicklaus Moderately Confused


t’s that time of year when America celebrates the donor we used to call “Dad.” Granted, many children still have an in-house father, but millions don’t. Some fathers have become alienated through divorce. “Baby daddies” never were invited to the commitment party. Still others are anonymous in the truest sense — mere DNA donors who made a deposit and picked up a check. The latter are the subject a new study KATHLEEN of — “My Daddy’s PARKER Name Is Donor” — about the offspring of sperm donors. Published by the Center for Marriage and Families, the report is the first of its kind since artificial insemination and single motherhood came into vogue. Finally, we have enough grown children from such arrangements to ask a few questions and draw some perhaps unwelcome conclusions. Researchers assembled a representative sample of 485 adults, ages 18-45, whose mothers conceived them with donated sperm. They compared their attitudes and sense of self to a group of 562 young adults who were adopted as infants and 563 young adults who were raised by their biological parents.

How did we ever convince ourselves that fathers aren’t essential? By large percentages, the sperm-donor children suffered more depression, delinquency and substance abuse than children who were adopted or raised in a home with their two natural parents. Almost two-thirds agreed that “My sperm donor is half of who I am.” Half were concerned that money was involved in their creation. The only surprise in these findings is that we never questioned: How could it be otherwise? And how did we ever convince ourselves that fathers aren’t essential? I tried to answer those questions in my book, “Save the Males,” a few years ago and, in fact, interviewed Karen Clark, one of the co-authors of this study (with Norval D. Glenn and Elizabeth Marquardt). Clark found out at age 18, when her non-biological dad died, that she had been donor-conceived. It wasn’t until she had children of her own that she began to pursue her biological father’s identity and subsequently became a donor offspring advocate. One of my most passionate interview subjects was a British doctoral student, Tom Ellis, who learned at 21 that he and his brother had been donor-conceived. Though raised by two loving parents,

Ellis was devastated and embarked on a crusade for identity. “It’s absolutely necessary that I find out who he is (in order) to have a normal existence as a human being,” he told me. “That’s not negotiable in any way.” As this recent study indicates, not all children suffer from being donor offspring. But enough do that we should seriously reconsider the notion, now popularly embraced, that children can adapt to any old family configuration. The zeitgeist already is richly endowed with myths and fantasies that support this essentially pro-feminist, anti-male posture. Three movies this year — “The Switch,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “The Back-up Plan” — advance the moral that donor kids turn out just fine. Except not all do. It isn’t necessary to blame mothers for their decision to seek impregnation through sperm donation to now wonder if we may have been mistaken in some of our assumptions. We are naturally sympathetic toward the woman, who, having reached 40 and despaired of finding Mr. Right, turns to a sperm bank as a last resort. Forfeiting

motherhood is a high price to pay for unlucky timing. But whether a woman has a right to seek self-fulfillment may not be the most important question. More compelling is whether children have a right to two parents — a mother and a father. Again, the zeitgeist is the enemy of due diligence. We’ve long ago given up the idea that marriage should be a prerequisite to pregnancy or that single motherhood is anything short of virtuous. Social scientists, meanwhile, have devoted considerable energy toward proving that fathers aren’t necessary, despite voluminous research demonstrating that fatherless children suffer a host of pathologies. Though some children do splendidly with just a mother or just a father or some other variation, the overwhelming evidence confirms what we know in our hearts. Fathers are kind of nice to have around. The adult voices of donor offspring are a welcome counterbalance to an array of cultural forces aimed at further marginalizing fathers. At the very least, as this study implores, it is time for a serious debate on the ethics, meaning and practice of donor conception. Fatherhood is more than a drop of DNA. • • • Kathleen Parker’s e-mail address is kathleenparker

Mook’s Place/Mark Brincefield

Closing the books on another good year T

he 2009-2010 school year has come to a close. More than 1,300 graduates walked across the stage or stadium field to receive the key to their future, a diploma. The 2009-2010 term has been full of challenges for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, as described in this past year’s series of newspaper articles. JUDY Even with these chalGRISSOM lenges, our school system had many accomplishments during this past year that have made us proud, such as: • 19 out of 34 schools met AYP standards last year (an increase of 90% over the year before). • 56 out of 64 district targets were met – 87.5% last year. This was the first time that the school system exceeded 80% of the targets. • The school district met Adequate Yearly Progress requirements in two grade spans last year. This was the first year of two years to be removed from corrective action. • 26 out of 35 schools met expected or high growth last year on the state ABC model. • The district dropout rate decreased from 5.54% to

3.34%. • The district’s SAT scores improved from 1434 to 1442. • There was a reduction in the number of suspensions and discipline offenses. • Even with a reduced budget, there was little or no effect on the classroom – the school district was recognized in the NCEA newsletter for protecting teachers’ jobs. • The number of 21st Century Model Classroom Teachers increased so that 23 schools have a program. • The 21st Century iPod Project at North Rowan was expanded to all grade levels with a $200,000 Golden Leaf grant. • 78 teachers received Literacy Training (Reading Foundations). • Consultant Larry Bell worked with teachers and students on high expectations, power words and test taking strategies. • Carson High School continued its partnership with China and received a visit from a Chinese delegation. • The district received a $1.4 million grant to improve students’ physical fitness. • All staff completed the training on the new teacher evaluation instrument. • All administrators completed training on participating in and conducting virtual meetings. Several administrative and principals’ meetings

were held online, saving time and travel funds. • All administrators participated in an online book study, Toy Box Leadership. • The school district received an excellent audit report. • Radio spots informing the public about various aspects of the school system were broadcasted twice daily. • The district received an energy grant for school lighting and other energy conservation efforts. • School bus inspection scores significantly improved. • The district transferred all data from the old Student Information System (SIMS) to the new system, NCWise. • Staff developed science kits and provided training through Horizons Unlimited to students across the district. • There were three site visits from other administrators and teachers from across the country to see technology being used in our classrooms. • The district received three state Blue Ribbon Awards for communications for our Annual Report, Middle School Connections Brochure, and Master Calendar. • The district received the 2010 BioAchievement Award in Education for our work in the area of biotechnology at Horizons Unlimited. • Graduation Awareness Week was expanded to include

activities with the business community. • The new Parent-Teacher Magazine was published four times this year at no cost to the system. • The Rowan County Early College program was expanded and now serves both 9th and 10th graders. • The number of Promethean Interactive White Boards increased from 354 classrooms in 2008-2009 to 788 classrooms. • Completed the first year of Graduation Projects with 98.9% of seniors finishing the projects and with 290 of our community members assisting with the reviews. • Additional high school academies were established at Carson, South Rowan, and West Rowan high schools. • The district conducted an online Parent Survey. The list could continue on! The Rowan-Salisbury School System is a great school system and is only getting better. We are facing even more challenges next year with a devastating budget. However, I have no doubt that the wonderful employees in our school system will continue to do their very best each and every day for our students to be successful. Until fall ... • • • Dr. Judy S. Grissom is superintendent for the Rowan-Salisbury School System.



SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010 • 3D

Terrorists win if we don’t watch World Cup


Helen Thomas needs to do her homework Helen Thomas, a relic of the White House press corps, spoke within the bounds of her First Amendment rights. While her comments illustrate her lack of studying history, her ignorance and bias do not limit her constitutional rights; offering her view on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in direct and undiplomatic terms is no excuse for her forced retirement. Her bitterness and vitriolic misrepresentation of history illustrates a lack of the facts. She must be permitted to voice her opinion. As citizens and readers, we have the right to either not read her harangues or demand she provide the facts. Since there is no immediate danger, she has a constitutional right to be ignorant, biased and intolerant. Her demand that Jews return to their “homes” in Poland and Germany suggests she did not study history in high school or college. The destruction of 6 million Jews, among the 20 million victims of the German onslaught in World War II, left a remnant of survivors who returned to their historical and biblical home. As for the Jewish Arabs, a category she neglected in her verbal assaults, approximately 500,00 were forced to return to Israel after 1948. They were expelled from the intolerant Arab world without possessions or money and were left emotionally distraught. In fact, Germany’s Hitler and Poland’s Pilsudski found the origins for the yellow star, mandated for Jews, in the Arab world. History doesn’t seem to be her forte. She demands that people who have been mistreated and abused forget their experiences. Few people, German Jews or Polish Jews, would have left familiar surroundings and traveled to a destitute home if they had any choice. Memories persist, especially if the conditions for them are repetitive. We face a conflict of cultures and civilizations. Finally, as a mark of respect, one may judge Arab intolerance by reading the Koran, Hadith and studying the Sharia. — Dr. Arthur Steinberg Salisbury

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, greets Afghan commandos during a Maymeeting at a base in Kabul, Afghanistan. McChrystal recently reported that deadlines have slipped because the war is more difficult than anticipated.

Relearning a military lesson U.S. struggles to fight two wars at the same time


ith today’s warfront headlines reading like the oracle Yogi Berra’s deja vu all over again — about the war going worse than expected and Congress growing apoplectic — there are some lessons Washington must forever relearn. Such as the lesson I learned as a rookie Washington correspondent from some senators who were so famous then that they are famous buildings today. The late Senators Richard Russell, MARTIN Everett Dirksen and SCHRAM Philip Hart are known today as the names of the Senate Office buildings today. Jacob Javits is New York City’s convention center, John McClellan is Little Rock’s VA Hospital, and so on. But decades ago, they taught me a valuable lesson about what fame means — and doesn’t mean — in Washington. Apparently we need to re-learn it again, as once again confront a warzone where battles are part combat and part hearts-andminds, as we prop up an ally who is uncertain at best. A Lesson Old and New: In 1967, while reading the boring fine print of McNamara’s new Defense Department posture statement, I discovered that the basic assumption underlying his Vietnam wartime budgeting was that America must be able to fight two-and-a-half wars simultaneously. Initially, I figured that I was just new and uninformed — but when I interviewed each

member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees I was shocked to discover they’d never heard about it either. Russell, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said maybe it was a good idea and maybe not. But he intended to look into it. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman J. William Fulbright, DArk., said he’d never heard about it either — and thought it was preposterous to think America would budget to fight two major wars and a brushfire war simultaneously. So it went, with Sens. Barry Goldwater of Armed Services, Javits of Foreign Relations and all the rest. The fact that McNamara’s twoand-a-half wars assumption was news to those Senate luminaries is what seemed like big news to me. But there was an even larger lesson that those famous senators taught me: Being famous in Washington was no guarantee of being well informed. Indeed, fame may well be an obstacle to being informed. Which brings us to today. The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld administration led America into trying to fight two wars simultaneously — first in Afghanistan, and then in Iraq before the Afghan war was won. Today, U.S. troops must pay a bloody price because Bush/Cheney/Rummy siphoned resources from the Afghan war to fight the Iraq war — enabling the Taliban to revive and fortify in Afghanistan, as al Qaeda’s leaders fled to tribal Pakistan. In both Afghanistan and Iraq, we have wound up with problems not unlike those America experi-

enced in Vietnam a half century ago: We have waged military warfare against insurgents who could attack, then melt back into the populous. And we have waged battles for civilian hearts and minds, much as we did with mixed results in Vietnam. As in Vietnam, U.S. generals now report that many civilians aren’t enthusiastic about being saved from a strong-arm rule by U.S. and allied forces. And as in Vietnam, citizens have grave doubts, with due cause, about the government leaders in Kabul and (to a lesser degree) in Baghdad. But while America’s homeland faced no threat when the Vietnam War ended in defeat, the same cannot be said about a de facto U.S. and NATO defeat in Afghanistan. Europe and the United States face an uncertain but potentially grave risk if the corrupt Kabul government falls and a Taliban regime reestablishes a safe haven for al Qaeda terrorists inside Afghanistan. Now this: America’s top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, reports war deadlines have slipped because the war is more difficult than anticipated — and the Afghan government failed to provide trained forces as promised. Only one deadline seems intact: Sadly, the Vietnamization of Afghanistan seems to be proceeding on course. • • • Martin Schram writes political analysis for Scripps Howard News Service. E-mail:

Reduce deficits, but keep nation’s teachers working A

t long last, Congress is getting serious about containing deficit spending, but it would be ridiculous to show it by allowing more than 100,000 teachers around the country to lose their jobs. Whether it settles on a proposed $23 billion to prevent the layoffs or some lesser number, Congress needs to do it. It should find offsets to keep aid to states deficit-neutral — perhaps tapping unspent 2009 stimulus money — but it shouldn’t cut funds intended for education reform. In fact, ideally, Congress ought to advance reform by conditioning the aid on a commitment by all states to tie teacher evaluations to student achievement. MORTON have done it KONDRACKE Twelve already. Republicans and Democrats are united on little else these days, yet action on school reform — after decades of talk — seems to be one of them. But the effect of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind program and President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top will be diminished if teachers get laid off — especially young teachers in high-poverty schools — and if summer and after-school programs get canceled. That’s happening all over the country. Congress prevented it last year with $40 billion in stimulus money — saving up

Some spending is just spending, and other spending really is investment. Education reform is investment ... to 300,000 education jobs — and offered $4.35 billion in competitive grants that stimulated reform. Now states actually are developing higher education standards and assessments, lifting limits on charter schools, measuring teacher effectiveness and turning around lowperforming schools. The recession is technically over, but high unemployment and the real estate slump have held down state and local revenues, so education budgets are getting slashed. The Obama administration has been saying 300,000 school personnel may lose their jobs. The Education Commission of the States estimates 256,000. Other experts put the number at 100,000 to 150,000 classroom teachers. Whichever is correct, it’s a serious blow to reform because in 15 states, the law requires layoffs to be imposed by seniority. That’s also mandated by many local district contracts with teachers unions. One of the country’s key education reformers, Jon Schnur, CEO of New Leaders for New Schools, told me that the effect on the reform process will be “significant” if Congress lets layoffs proceed. “It’s not going to end reform,” he said, “but it would require even

stronger leadership from a great (local or state) leader to win support for bold reforms from teachers and the public — for instance, to smartly renegotiate labor contracts — when you’re cutting personnel. “And you lose a lot of talent that our kids need. Teachers in highpoverty areas will often be the first to go, so our kids with the most needs will often be the most vulnerable.“ If Members of Congress need a reminder of what’s at stake in the schools, here are two. The U.S. Census Bureau just reported that in 2009, 49 percent of births were to non-white families. By 2020, more than half the population will be “minority.“ In the meantime, only half of African-American and Latino young people graduate from high school on time. The other half is headed for a life of poverty and dependency. The overall graduation rate is only 70 percent. The U.S. used to lead the world in high school completion. Now we rank 18th. Second recent reminder: An Annie E. Casey Foundation analysis just showed that 67 percent of fourth-graders — and more than 80 percent of black and Hispanic children — scored “below proficient“ on

2009 national reading tests; 33 percent — and half of minority kids — were “below basic.“ And that tracks with tests showing that 15-year-olds rank 25th in math, 21st in science, 15th in reading literacy and 24th in problemsolving among 30 industrialized nations that the U.S. competes with. To keep teachers working, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and David Obey, D-Wis., proposed adding $23 billion to this year’s AfghanistanIraq war supplemental appropriation. They failed, owing to legitimate concern over a $1.4 trillion deficit for this year and the prospect of $1 trillion a year for the next decade. Obama has appealed for $50 billion in aid to the states, including Medicaid assistance and funds to keep teachers and police employed. The president’s letter to Congress was greeted coldly, with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., commenting that Congress is afflicted with “spending fatigue.“ But some cuts make sense and others don’t. Some spending is just spending, and other spending really is investment. Education reform is an investment in future productivity. In fact, without it, America is destined to be second rate. So it’s time for Congress to do what it’s hired to do: set priorities. Keeping teachers working should be close to Job One. • • • Morton Kondracke is executive editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill.

ere’s another reason Americans should embrace soccer: Anti-Western and anti-U.S. Islamic radicals are threatening to kill anybody caught watching the World Cup, a special point of pride in Africa because it’s the first time the continent has hosted the games. An organization calling itself al-Shabaab, apparently deciding that the hapless people of the violent and chaotic failed nation of Somalia aren’t miserable enough, has decreed that both playing soccer and watching it on DALE are un-IsMCFEATTERS TV lamic. Several dozen people have already been jailed for the crime of watching the World Cup in their own homes in areas controlled by al-Shabaab and an allied organization, Hisbul Islam. In 2006, Islamic gunmen killed a man and a teenage girl for refusing to turn off a GermanyItaly Cup match. In areas of the capital, Mogadishu, controlled by the government, people are free — or as free as anyone gets in Somalia — to watch the World Cup. The soccercrazy Somalians have been buying up satellite dishes and power boosters and hiring shade-tree electricians to hook them up for the games. One Somali channel broadcasts the matches from the safety of the airport, which is held by African Union peacekeepers. And several Arab channels, taking pity on the soccer-deprived Somalis, are beaming the games into the country. One cinema in the government-controlled part of the capital carries the World Cup to packed houses along with its Hollywood and Bollywood movies from 10 a.m. to midnight. If alShabaab should lay hands on the rest of the capital, the Dhamuke Cinema is probably not long for the world because, in addition to outlawing soccer, the radicals also outlawed movies. It’s a ban they enforced in their own areas by rolling hand grenades into theater audiences. Oh, and the Dhamuke Cinema commits one other unspeakable sin — it allows men and women to sit together. Al-Shabaab’s leaders say they banned soccer and especially the World Cup because they distracted its young male adherents from the task of jihad. Others say the problem was that rather than going off to the front to fight government forces, the youngsters were sneaking off to watch the games. But al-Shabaab, with its obsessive interest in other people’s martyrdom, is one of those joyless organizations that ban lots of things — music, dancing, mustaches, school bells (too much like church bells), coeducation, large social gatherings. In the town of Merca, the local al-Shabaab decided that gold and silver dental fillings were un-Islamically decorative and went around yanking out teeth. AlShabaab gunmen also go around whipping women they suspect of wearing a bra, bras being un-Islamic because they are “deceptive.” If there were such a thing as a free and honest vote in Somalia, the unpopular al-Shabaab would be gone tomorrow, but they have what counts — AK-47s. But it’s unsettling and a little sad that the uneducated and unworldly men who run al-Shabaab feel that their religion is threatened by the simple act of running around a field kicking a ball. • • • Dale McFeatters writes columns and editorials for Scripps Howard News Service.


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we cannot predict. It is going to affect the health of our economies. It is going to impact people in ways that damage their capacity to meet their own needs. This is an object lesson in why we need to shift toward sustainability in the way we operate our businesses and communities. So, how do we make that shift? In fact, what is sustainability? It refers to meeting our own needs without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their needs. In truth, while it is not something that is easily achievable, it is something that we should all go well beyond. It would be nice if we really lived and ran our businesses in a way that was regenerative — that actually made the world a healthier and better place to live. But step one is to get businesses, organizations and communities to make that shift to more sustainable approaches to the way we exist on this earth. Our industrial revolution propelled us in ways that brought about many things we all enjoy and appreciate. But, it has come at a cost — a cost that future generations are going to have to deal with. So where do you start? Well, often, we start at the wrong level. We start at the level dealing with waste and recycling rather than at the top where management decisions are actually made. We need to begin at a level where it is integrated into every decision we make. OK, so you read this and the first thing you think is, “This is fine and good, but what’s the cost?” Many think that during these difficult economic times we simply cannot make these kinds of shifts. But wait. This is exactly the time to do it. The reason is this: The first step in moving a business, organization or community toward sustainability is to think strategically. Thinking strategically means incorporating things like resource use directly into our planning efforts. By understanding our relationship to the world around us, we can begin to see where we fit into this picture. A number of Fortune 500 companies have now hired sustainability coordinators, often at top levels, to integrate a new kind of thinking into their businesses. They publish sustainability reports, and they do it because they know that by paying attention to all these issues, they are more competitive, more profitable and in a better position in the future to adapt to a rapidly changing world. You may be interested to know that we are beginning to see this in local government and area businesses. For example, Food Lion recently hired a sustainability coordinator. On our own Catawba College campus in Salisbury, we instituted our sustainable business and community development degree a few years ago because we knew this was the wave of the future. It is designed for students who want to be business professionals who take a “green” approach in business practices. It offers both training in business management and an understanding of the mechanisms of organization change needed to make businesses function in ways that focus on that triple bottom line. As sustainability expert Darcy Hitchcock noted in the workshops we helped organize at the center on June 9 and at the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce office June 10, embracing sustainable business practices can help organizations prosper. Shifting from the single to the triple bottom line is not about sacrifice. It’s about competing and succeeding in a fastchanging world.



the Washoe County Republican Party in Reno. The leaders, he says, eventually rejected his work because it wasn’t “run through their FROM 1D process.” mention a lot of relatives, are mostOdom went from apolitical to ly Democrats. antiestablishment activist. What finally pushed Angius to He launched his website anyaction was Obama, and it infuriates way, then started a conservative her when some suggest race is political action committee. Soon, he somehow the motivation. For her, it was working for conservative cancomes down to the divergent idedidates who didn’t have the party’s ologies of left vs. right, and a feelbacking. ing that American conservatives By 2006, Odom had a blog and have been marginalized for years. was organizing citizens to “slam” Ask her to explain, and she talks Nevada lawmakers with phone about a feeling that something is calls over legislation they opposed. just “wrong.” By 2008, he had moved to Chicago “This is not the direction that the and was using his Internet skills to country is supposed to be going,” reach out to activists on behalf of she says, citing financial bailouts, the Sam Adams Alliance, a nonprofthe stimulus bill, health care, immi- it advancing free-market princigration. “Things are changing at ples. warp speed in a way that’s not goFinally, in February 2009, Odom, ing to be good.” like so many others, was watching And so, she says, people are get- when CNBC reporter Rick Santelli ting more involved. stood on the floor of the Chicago She herself recently attended a Board of Trade, ranting about stimRepublican National Committee ulus money and the mortgage crisis program in Phoenix that teaches and calling on capitalists to conadvocates to get the party’s mesverge at Lake Michigan for a sage out. It was called, “Say It “Chicago tea party.” Loud.” In 24 hours, Odom had a website Now, when folks around town up to help organize just that, and ask her whom she plans to support his tea party career took off. in the GOP Senate primary on Aug. The culmination of all of that is 24, she first explains that her views the new political action committee are her own (her club doesn’t enhe heads, Liberty First, and its offdorse candidates) and then she tells shoots, and them, in all likelihood, Sen. John The Patriot Caucus, which he deMcCain’s more conservative opposcribes as a coalition of tea party nent, J.D. Hayworth. organizers who want to “engage the “I want McCain to lose for the movement in electoral activism.” symbolism,” says Angius. “He’s Odom spends his days in front of like the ring on the merry-goa computer in that Las Vegas condo round. If we can get that, the tea war room, under a banner that parties have won.” reads “Silent Majority No More!”, This is how momentum — a firing off Tweets, text messages, “movement,” even — can grow. phone calls and e-mails to tens of One person, on the ground, talking thousands of people. to others, inspiring action and influAcross from Odom is Steve Foencing votes. ley, a 37-year-old, laid-off mortgage manager who writes the conserva• • • tive blog, “The Minority Report.” On a wall is a whiteboard with a list When those like Angius and of U.S. House and Senate races, and Warner ponder how to go from exthe many incumbents, they’re tarasperated to engaged, Eric Odom geting. stands at the ready with an e-mail After dispatching a flurry of or a Tweet — and an answer. fundraising e-mails on behalf of This past March, Odom picked Charles Djou in Hawaii, Liberty up his life in Chicago, put on hold a First had enough money to buy racareer as an Internet consultant dio ads and pay bloggers to help and moved with his fiancee and a Djou become the first Republican blogger friend into a three-bedin nearly 20 years to win a congresroom apartment a few miles from sional seat from his state. the Las Vegas Strip. Together, Odom and Foley someThere, in a dining space turned times make hundreds of calls in a “war room,” the 30-year-old helps day to draw folks out to local meetdirect the assault that is feeding ings to talk about working to get the nation’s antiestablishment fren- others involved. Or they’ll hold zy. training sessions to teach grassSome might call him the father roots activists. They’ve enlisted of the tea party. He prefers the statewide coordinators in places term “organizer.” like Arizona, Colorado, New MexiSix years ago, Odom was a colco, Illinois and New Hampshire. lege student in Reno, Nev., study“What is our ultimate goal?” ing graphic communications and says Odom. “To make sure that quickly becoming an expert in the we’re represented by people who art of using the Internet to commu- are looking out for our rights and nicate. upholding the Constitution. ... And, He wasn’t politically involved. In if they don’t, to make sure we have fact, he says he didn’t even vote. infrastructure to really take them Then Odom got his first real job, out rather than have these thugs and noticed how much of his paythat are in there for 30, 40 years.” check went to taxes. Illegal immigration caught his attention. • • • It was 2004, and George W. Bush was running for re-election. Odom Yucca Valley, a desert town of decided to try to get involved by of- about 20,000, survives because of fering to revamp the website for the places surrounding it, the peo-


A tea party supporter hoists his banner at the rally in Searchlight, Nev.

This is how momentum — a ‘movement,’ even — can grow. One person, on the ground, talking to others, inspiring action and influencing votes. ple they draw and the trickle-down jobs they create. There are new installations going up at the Marine base in nearby Twentynine Palms; Joshua Tree National Park, and the visitors it draws; houses that went up over the years for retirees and those who live in Yucca Valley but work elsewhere. Bill Warner came to this place as a young man of 26, with his wife, Pat, and a 9-month-old daughter. Fresh out of the Navy, he went to work for a civil engineering firm, purchased a house on the GI bill and then bought the engineering business and built it into a solid venture. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps capitalist, he rode the ups and downs of his community. But he now sees the life he’s built and the future of his daughter and grandson being threatened by “taxand-spend” leaders who can’t do as he has always believed: Live within your means. As he said in Searchlight: “I’m concerned about the ability of the country to survive.” Having lived all his life in California — today, the most debt-ridden state — Warner has seen what severe budget deficits can do. He’s experienced the tax hikes and cuts to services, and now he fears the federal government is following in his home state’s footsteps. And, so, he took his motorhome to Searchlight to show his concern. And when the mayor of Yucca Valley called earlier this year, proposing they launch a Lincoln Club to help raise money to support conser-

vative candidates, Warner didn’t hesitate. He helped recruit, mailed out fliers for their first meeting in April and stood before the 80 or so souls who showed up and tried to explain what his club hoped to do: “It takes action. We can all complain to each other, but we’ve got to act on our feelings.” Several weeks back, the Lincoln Club board members gathered for their regular meeting and soon were discussing California’s budget crisis, Arizona’s immigration law and the overall state of the union. Warner and the mayor are joined on the board by an insurance man, a bank vice president, a former mayor of Twentynine Palms, a school board trustee and an optometrist. “Do you want to see why people are upset?” asked the bank VP, Paul Hoffman. He held up his cell phone to show off a picture making the rounds in viral e-mails. It’s of a sign somewhere that reads: “‘Change’ (equals) More Debt, More Taxes, More Welfare, More Regulation, More Government, More Wasteful spending, MORE CORRUPTION. Thanks Mr. President.” As the chuckles subsided, Warner handed out sandwiches and the group got down to business. They had endorsements to review for California races, campaign contributions to consider, recruitment. They wanted, quite simply, to keep acting in their own way on the anger they feel. To do, as Warner likes to say, what they can do.

SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Some bars 9 Benjamin 14 Political fugitive 20 Communications collectible 21 Overgrown tract 22 Intolerant 23 Golfer's excuse for a bad chip shot? 25 Swing one's hips 26 It's multifaceted 27 Bridge opening, for short 28 Checking line 29 Golfer's shot into a water hazard? 38 Naval officer 41 Volume-control devices, in recording 42 Scads 43 Stared salaciously 44 Where to get off: Abbr. 47 Categories 48 Like Key lime pie 49 Golfer's lament about difficult ball positions? 52 Digs up? 53 Green light 54 Baseball great Combs 55 Fills with cargo 57 Dols. and cts. 59 Start of a 1961 inaugural quote 60 Religious rift 65 What a golfer

who's not playing well doesn't do? 71 Greek marketplaces 72 Got watery, in a way 73 Thugs' pieces 74 Friendship bracelet items 78 Drawn fawn 79 "Kung Fu" actor 80 Indian nurses 84 Mind-set for a golfer wary of sand? 89 __ of Silence: "Get Smart" security device 90 Long bones 91 Melancholic 92 Mike user, maybe 93 Minuscule amount 94 Brad of "Deuces Wild" 96 Noms de guerre 97 Golfer's slicing tee shot? 102 Describe in drawing 103 Ties 104 Crowd around, as a celebrity 107 Pope who met with Attila the Hun 109 Golfer's admission after missing fairways? 115 1974 Mocedades hit 116 Fix, as a green 117 Ford 1925 "Tin Goose" aircraft, e.g.

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118 Vegas strategy 119 Neural impulse carriers 120 Sitcom sewer worker Down 1 Sea cell 2 Hard to come by 3 Kingdom south of Moab 4 Prevail 5 Cast intro? 6 "__ the force ..." 7 Hoodwink 8 Play terribly 9 Trouser material 10 Yell "Bon voyage!" to 11 Searing utensil 12 Non-Rx 13 Your, of yore 14 Rivet 15 "Waiting on the World to Change" singer John 16 Chafe 17 Like salt 18 Baloney 19 One in a flock 24 Start to cry? 29 Soldier's barked denial 30 General heading 31 Maker of the V10K, the world's hardest watch 32 __ Hari 33 Tennyson work 34 Old photo tint 35 Unfettered 36 Sushi seaweed 37 Luncheon end? 38 Husband of Fatima 39 Fourth-qtr. month 40 Predestined, with "be" 44 Gambler's fund 45 Ocean fliers 46 Tolerate 50 New Ager John 51 Beatles' last album 52 Writer Sholem 56 Abbr. pertaining to origin 57 Muslim general 58 Gig fraction 59 To __: exactly 61 Plateau 62 Foolishness

63 Snorkel, e.g.: Abbr. 64 Ed.'s workload 66 Apprehends 67 Gets close to 68 Harmful ray type 69 Spherical 70 Sinn __ 75 More likely to get hired 76 "I'm stumped!" 77 Big mess 79 Claire's baby, on

"Lost" 80 Battery fluid 81 Peaty wasteland 82 Curaçao's chain 83 Most weighty 85 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" composer 86 Vocal quality 87 Mix in oaters 88 Hist. class data 90 Coffinite element 95 Had way too much

96 Preposterous 98 Ham it up 99 Super Bowl highlights? 100 "Talk to __": 2002 Almodóvar film 101 Online reminder 104 Chef's protection 105 1847 novel set on Tahiti 106 Alpine capital 107 Paris possessive

108 Effort 109 Tax-deferral vehicle, for short 110 Bewitch 111 Japanese prime minister who succeeded Fukada in 2008 112 Gimlet choice 113 Insurance gp. 114 Craggy crest


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Summer classes at the Farm at Weathers Creek The Farm at Weathers Creek will offer summer workshop sessions with two awardwinning writers, Pamela Duncan and Zelda Lockhart, on July 10 and Aug. 7. Asheville native Duncan’s session on Saturday, July 10, will be “Believable Fiction” and participants will work on the basics of creative writing from flash fiction to screenplays. Duncan’s first novel, “Moon Women,” was a Southeastern Booksellers Association (now Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Award Finalist, and her second novel, “Plant Life,” won the 2003 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. She also received the 2007 James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her third novel, “The Big Beautiful,” was published in March 2007. She lives in Cullowhee and teaches creative writing at Western Carolina University. Lockhart is author of the award-winning novels “Fifth Born” and “Cold Running Creek.” She is the 2010 Piedmont Laureate for Literature in North Carolina, and her third novel, “Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle,” will be released this month. Lockhart’s session will be “Write It & Publish It.” This workshop provides a practical plan to turn that book project into a reality and offers unconventional truths about: • Getting it written and finished; • Getting a reputable agent; • Getting a reputable press; • Guidance and priceless information on self-publishing. Her other works of fiction, poetry and essays can be found in a variety of anthologies, journals and magazines. Lockhart lives in Durham and lectures and facilitates a variety of workshops that empower adults and children to self-define through writing. The sessions offer a one-day get away to a farm located between Cleveland and Mooresville. The workshops offer a way to expand career horizons. The Farm at Weathers Creek has scenic views from almost every window of the log home on the property. Owned by the Campbell family, the house was built from logs salvaged from their mother’s home place in Mount Ulla. The Writers’ Series grew out of talks between area writer/editor Ann Wicker, photographer and writer Susan Campbell and marketing and sales specialist Cindy Campbell. Sessions are $75 each. All sessions include a homemade lunch. Deadlines for registration for the July session is July 2; July 30 for the Aug. 7 session. Registration for each is limited to 14 people. Discounts are offered if you sign up for more than one session. Gift certificates are available. All sessions will start promptly at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. For a registration form, directions and other information, go to our website,

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, by Stephenie Meyer. 3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. 4. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss. 5. Graceful-Full Living on Life's Way, by David Paul Nelson. 6. What Now? by Ann Patchett. 7. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. 8. The Haunted Chapel, by Janet McCanless. 9. The Story Sisters, by Alice Hoffman. 10. On the Blue Ridge Line, by Patrick Gene Frank.

IndieBound bestsellers Fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 3. The Passage, by Justin Cronin. 4. The Lion, by Nelson DeMille. 5. Innocent, by Scott Turow. 6. 61 Hours, by Lee Child. 7. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman. 8. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende. 9. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende. 10. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes.


1. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, by Anthony Bourdain. 2. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern. 3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis. 4. Women, Food, and God, by Geneen Roth. 5. War, by Sebastian Junger. 6. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick. 7. Hitch-22: A Memoir, by Christopher Hitchens. 8. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre. 9. Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush. 10. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.

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Book Expo: Lots of authors, lots of waiting Deal Safrit of Literary Bookpost attended the BookExpo America trade show in New York City in May. This is his account of the show. BookExpo America is the largest book industry trade show in North America, and one of the largest industry shows in the world, perhaps superceded only by the Frankfort Book Fair. BookExpo America 2010 was my fifth BEA show in six years, as I skipped the DEAL West Coast show SAFRIT several years ago. This year’s show was somewhat muted compared to previous shows due to the economy. The show lasted two days, compared to the previous three, and covered only one floor instead of the entire building. This led to crowding and scheduling difficulties on my part, partly due to the show structure, but also because, for the first time, I was at the show alone. In years past, my wife Sheila Brownlow has always accompanied me. BEA attracts independent and chain booksellers from around the continent, as well as librarians and any others who are book industry related. There are hundreds of authors, ranging from debut small press authors who few of us will ever hear about to the big guns in the industry. There are thousands of books available as giveaways, although this year there were definitely fewer. Publishers are represented in full force with sales reps, account reps and their authors with their entourages. Entire separate areas are set up for foreign language books, children’s books and book sidelines. Various organizations, such as the Mystery Writers of America, the Horror Writers of American, the Romance Writers of America, etc. have their own designated areas. To “work” the Book Expo, one has to have a plan, and that I went in with. I knew exactly which authors I wanted to see, where they would be, and what time they would be there. In between visiting with “my” authors, I would visit my publisher representatives or just knock around the floor making serendipitous discoveries.

(Nelson) Demille is as gracious as ever, thankful for every reader and bookseller. First off, though, I headed over to the W.W. Norton booth to see my rep Kristen. After Norton, I run by the Horror Writer’s area to visit with Alexandra Sokoloff, one of “our” authors who always makes a point of coming by the Bookpost when she has a new book out. Her new title, “Book of Shadows,” just came out, and I wanted to make certain she was going to drop in to see us. Wednesday is a pretty laidback day, author-wise, for me, so I sort of wander over and get in a short line for Chris Hedges, who is signing copies of “Empire of Illusion.” The line is short enough we actually have a chance to talk politics for a few minutes, and we pleasantly are not interrupted, as all of this is taking place in the Perseus Distribution booth, a much calmer place than the official autograph tables, which are like cattle calls much of the time.

Hello, Turow

I then migrate over to Scott Turow, where I am on assignment to get a signed copy of “Innocent” for Sheila. My timing is perfect — his line at the Grand Central booth has shrunk to nothing and again, I get a little chance to chat. Wednesday lunch is provided by the American Bookseller’s Association, of which Literary Bookpost has been a member since we opened in 1998. ABA is the trade association for independent booksellers in North America. The highlight of the convention is this Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon, where the annual IndieChoice Awards are presented and each table has a candidate author. I am honored to sit at Table 1, whose author is Jerry Pinkney, who will win the best children’s illustrated award with “The Lion and the Mouse.” The author of more than 100 books, Pinkney is charming and delightful, and kindly signs a copy of his award-winning book to daughter Daphne, busy in Salisbury running the Bookpost in my absence. I make one of only two visits to the cattle call autograph lines for a Lee Child “61 Hours” for Sheila. Even though Sheila

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didn’t ask for it, I am early and the wait isn’t bad, giving me the chance to get to Nelson Demille and a copy of “Lion,” which is on Sheila’s list. Despite a vast and growing line, Demille is as gracious as ever, thankful for every reader and bookseller. Few big-name authors have his class. At the same time, Alex Kershaw is signing his forthcoming book, “The Envoy,” a non-fiction work about Raoul Wallenberg, and I want to get a copy signed for Rachel Oestreicher. And surprise, there is no line, so we get to talk for a while about both his work and Rachel’s, and further, I get a second copy of the book signed to me, a rarity in this day and age. Finally, in two steps, I dash over to the Little Brown booth for Emma Donoghue’s new book, “Room” and to tell her we have a book group who has picked her early book, “Slammerkin,” for next year. Then down to Algonquin’s booth where I visit with Jonathan Evison, whose new book, “West of Here,” looks more and more like a big winner. My rep for Algonquin, Frazer Dobson, who is also part owner of Park Road Books in Charlotte, was telling me earlier how much he thought of “West of Here,” and, after talking to Evison and getting a signed copy, I have to agree with Frazer, even without reading more than the cover. It will go into my “read really soon” stack once I get home. Thursday on the floor begins with some excitement. I’m at the Norton booth, in a fairly slow-moving line to see Mary Roach, author of the books “Stiff,” “Bonk” and “Spook,” to have her sign “Packing for Mars” for me. Michael Connelly comes by and begins talking to the lady beside me in line. Even though I am supposed to see him later for an autographed book, this is as close as I will get this show; when I do queue up in his line later, he will run out of books just as I get in sight of him. But, while waiting, my Norton rep Kristen rushes up to tell me Literary Bookpost is the talk of the show. Apparently, one of the book industry websites has picked up on the arti-

cle Hugh Fisher wrote in the Salisbury Post about Emily Weinstein painting the cats in the bookstore, and we are all quite the buzz. After finally getting up to see Roach, I find out the reason for the slow line is she wants to spend several minutes with each person, even though Norton is encouraging her to move on. She definitely has her own ideas about how to treat attendees, especially the booksellers; she knows the booksellers make or break an author. From this point, and for the next hour, I simply wander the floor of the show.

On the horizon

At 1:30 I go into rush mode, going for my second “cattle call” author for Sheila, Rob Sheffield, who is signing “Talking to Girls about Duran Duran.” Despite being a respected journalist and author, Sheffield looks like he is about 12 in person. He is an extremely talented conversationalist, and I think he would have talked to me for a while, but the line is growing behind me. I step over to the line beside me, where there is not a soul waiting, and get Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani to sign a copy of his book, “Dear Dad” for Daphne. At this point I dash across the floor for my disappointment with Michael Connelly (sorry Sheila, but how many books signed “MC” does one need?) and then jump into a growing line at the Random House booth for David Lipsky. He is signing copies of his great book on the late David Foster Wallace, “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.” Lipsky is extremely personable, and wants to talk extensively with each person coming up to him, which is pretty funny considering a Random House handler is going down the line telling people to get his signature and move on. Also signing at this time in Joseph Skibell, way over in the Algonquin booth, so I bee-line over there. Skibell is signing “A Curable Romantic,” which sounds really good. He is also the author of a book that has been out of print for several years, “A Blessing on the Moon,” which is one of my alltime favorites. I’m thrilled when Skibell tells me Algonquin is going to bring “Blessing” back into print. And that was how I spent my May working vacation.

Emerging author visits Bookpost on Saturday Maryann McFadden will be at Literary Bookpost June 26 for a reception and book signing of her novel, “So Happy Together.” The saga of a 40-something woman who thinks she’s about to live her dreams, the book presents an emotional thrill ride for its heroine, Claire Noble. “So Happy Together,” a trade paperback, includes a reading group guide with questions to spark discussion, and an excerpt from her first novel, “The Richest Season.” The novel looks at four generations in Claire’s family — her mother, her daughter and her daughter’s surprise. Something about the heroine’s name suggests the road will be steep and rough. McFadden starts with a hot-button topic — caring for aging parents, and keeps the challenges coming — not only has Claire’s mother recently broken her hip, her father has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Claire, long since parted from her daughter Amy’s father, has found a new love and is looking forward to her fall wedding — after she goes to Cape Cod to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer.

She has set her parents up at a senior center to keep them busy during the day; she has found someone to rent her house; she has packed her bags, when her estranged daughter shows up. Absent for a year and a half, Amy comes back as sullen as she left, and just as communicative. Claire is not going to change her plans for anyone, and she’s ready to walk out the door when the catastrophe happens. And still, she and Amy can’t talk. When she gets back to her house much later, she finds her renter ensconced and uncooperative. They had a deal, he says, and he’s not moving out. Among the further problems that pop up almost simultaneously: Claire’s father falls and goes into the hospital; her tenant makes a deal with her; her daughter make a decision then changes her mind; her fiancee, Rick, is pretty upset by all the recent developments. Among their dreams was a move to Arizona, where Rick can play golf all day and Claire can pursue her photography. Well, what’s a novel without a few obstacles thrown in? McFadden pushes the enve-

lope here as one disaster after another piles on. It could turn some readers off. But McFadden, on her website, says the idea came from her own experience in the sandwich generation — adults caring for aging parents and growing children at the same time. This novel is an Indie Next Pick, recommended by independent booksellers. Her first novel, another story of a woman trying to find herself, was also an Indie Next Pick. McFadden has a Book Club Special planned for her 1:30-3:30 p.m. appearance here. Book club members who come to this event can enter a drawing to win six copies of “So Happy Together” for their book club.

Satisfy your hunger for soccer knowledge at the library BY EDWARD HIRST

Rowan Public Library

Goal! With the start last week of World Cup 2010, the world’s most popular sport again takes center stage. The following books and others are available at Rowan Public Library if you would like to understand more about the sport of soccer or you are interested in coaching future soccer stars. As participation in youth soccer continues to grow, so does the need for youth soccer coaches. Whether you’re a parent new to coaching or an experienced youth soccer coach, “Coaching Youth Soccer” is your handbook for a successful season. This book is ideal for coaches of players ages 14 and under and contains more than 30 age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices. “Complete Conditioning for Soccer” shows you how to achieve higher performance goals and more. In this special book and DVD package,

renowned soccer strength and conditioning coach Greg Gatz provides a comprehensive training regime that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the soccer-specific skills required for dribbling, tackling, passing, heading, shooting and goalkeeping. The book “Soccer Skills & Drills” is a comprehensive instructional guide for players and coaches alike. Learn to dribble, receive, pass, shoot, head, tackle and guard the goal with guidance from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the top coaches’ organization in the United States. Dozens of photographs and diagrams are provided to help you visualize the technical instruction, while the application of each skill is described from both tactical and positional perspectives. “Teaching Soccer Fundamentals” explains how to maximize young athletes’ learning of essential techniques and tactics through fun and efficient practice sessions. Including helpful photographs and illustrations as

well as instructions that are easy to understand and apply, this book shares more than 30 years of soccer coaching experience. In “Premier Soccer,” Michael Parker, teaches every key technique and tactic, with accompanying drills and special tips. “Premier Soccer” tackles the skills and traits necessary for each position on the field, both offensively and defensively, as well as systems, set plays, restarts and practice drills. In the book “A Home on the Field,” author Paul Cuadros went to Siler City to investigate the changes brought about by Latinos arriving to work in smalltown poultry-processing plants. He became part of the story when he lobbied Jordan-Matthews High School to create a team for its soccer-loving Latino youth. Three seasons later, he had coached the Jets to a state championship. The engaging tale of the team’s climb to the top also provides a lens through which to view the challenges of assimilation. Score a goal by visiting Rowan

Public Library this summer for these books and more . 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 — Monday, 7 p.m., Intermediate Excel; June 29, 1:30 p.m., Beginners Internet. South — June 28, 7 p.m., Fun With Flickr. Children’s program: This summer, the library invites kids to Make a Splash and join the library for programs and great reads. Weekly programs have begun and run until July 29 . Calling all Teens: Make Waves @ Rowan Public Library. Running through July 29, all rising sixthgraders to 12th- graders may participate in a variety of events. 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.



SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010 • 6D

Lessons from a failed Cold War spy mission BY ROBERT BURNS

nounced that Downey and Fecteau had been convicted of espionage and sentenced — Fecteau for 20 ASHINGTON — Detail by years, Downey for life — neither painful detail, the CIA is the CIA nor the men’s families coming to grips with one of knew their fate. The families rethe most devastating episodes in ceived letters in December 1953 its history, a botched cloak-andsaying the two men were “predagger flight into China that stole sumed dead.” two decades of freedom from a The CIA concocted a cover stopair of fresh-faced American operry, telling the families that the atives and cost the lives of their four had gone missing on a routine two pilots. commercial flight from Korea to In opening up about the 1952 deJapan on Dec. 3, four days after bacle, the CIA is finding ways to the shootdown. use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes After China announced that of the past can serve as cautionary Downey and Fecteau were being tales for today’s spies and paramilheld as spies, Washington publicly itary officers taking on al-Qaida denied it, claiming they were civiland other terrorist targets. ian employees of the Army. At the center of the story are China did not mention Snoddy two eager CIA paramilitary offiand Schwartz until 1975, when officers on their first overseas assigncials told President Gerald R. Ford ment, John T. Downey of New the missing pilots had been found Britain, Conn., and Richard G. dead and “badly scorched” at the Fecteau, of Lynn, Mass., whose crash site, and that it would be implane was shot from the night sky possible to locate their remains. in a Chinese ambush. Fecteau was released by China The mission was quickly smothin December 1971 and Downey in ered in U.S. government denials, March 1973, shortly after PresiIn this Dec. 15, 1971 file photo, CIA paramilitary officer Richard G. Fecteau relaxes at the Valley Forge Army dent Richard Nixon publicly acsealed in official secrecy and conHospital in Phoenixville, Pa., shortly after his release by China. signed to the darkest corner of the knowledged Downey’s CIA connecspy agency’s vault of unpleasant tion. affairs. On Nov. 29, 1952, above the Both said after their return that Downey was the youngest of the foothills of the Changbai mounto cope with their confinement four. At 22, with one year of CIA tains, Downey and Fecteau flew they stuck strictly to a daily schedservice, he was destined to spend into Chinese air space in an unule. the next 20 years, three months armed C-47 Skytrain. They Downey, for example, said he and 14 days in Chinese prisons. His planned to swoop low over a renwould rise each morning and begin CIA partner, Fecteau, was 25. He dezvous point marked with three a series of activities in his cell: calwas behind bars for 19 years and small bonfires and use a tail hook isthenics, cleaning, eating, reading, 14 days. to pick up a Chinese agent off the listening to the radio and reviewBoth survived. Their pilots, ground without landing. Downey ing an occasional package of letRobert C. Snoddy, 31, a native of was to reel in the agent with a ters, books and magazines. Fecteau Roseburg, Ore., and 29-year-old winch aboard the plane. had a similar approach but varied Norman A. Schwartz of Louisville, As they descended, the sky sud- his routine by the day of the week. Ky., did not. denly exploded in bursts of gunRemarkably, once home they reBits and pieces of the story surfire. It was a Chinese ambush. The sumed normal lives. Downey faced over the years. But the lid agent had betrayed the Ameriearned a law degree from Harvard was largely intact until a series of cans, luring them by promising to and became a judge. Fecteau redisclosures — some required of provide important documents turned to his alma mater, Boston the CIA, some not — revealed a from a dissident leader. University, as assistant athletic ditale of tragedy, miscalculation, After the C-47 slammed rector. misery and personal triumph, as through a grove of trees, the cockThe pilots, Snoddy and well as the agency’s misplaced pit burst into flames and skidded Schwartz, were not CIA officers confidence it could manipulate to a halt near the village of Sanbut flew missions as employees of events in China. dao. Civil Air Transport, an airline seThree years ago, the CIA deDowney and Fecteau, stunned cretly purchased by the CIA in late classified an internal history of the and bruised but alive, were cap1949 to support its covert operaaffair. Now it’s hired a filmmaker tured on the spot. They were tions in East Asia. to produce an hourlong documenhauled off to prison — first in the In June 2004 a Pentagon search tary. The CIA does not plan to recity of Mukden, then in Beijing — team, with authorization by China, lease the film publicly. But the interrogated and isolated in sepaexcavated the crash site and found agency premiered it for employees rate cells. Each spent long remains later identified as Snodon Tuesday at its Langley, Va., stretches in solitary confinement, dy’s. Schwartz’s remains were not headquarters, and an AP reporter alone with their fears. found. attended. It was an intelligence bonanza Downey and Fecteau have said Downey and Fecteau declined for the Chinese. Both Americans, little publicly. But intriguing dethrough CIA officials to be interafter a psychological battering, tails about their experience were viewed for this story. They attend- John T. Downey, who had been taken prisoner with Fecteau after their spilled the beans, to varying derevealed by Dujmovic, based on ed the film screening and were grees. still-secret agency files. His 2006 plane crashed, was released in March 1973. flooded with applause and agency Here lay one of the lessons: account was declassified in three autograph seekers. Agency officers with close links to stages the following year. Their tale forms part of the area of China to link up with disaf- Lilley wrote. a covert action program should not Dujmovic wrote that the CIA backdrop to today’s uneasy U.S.fected communist generals. “The whole program smacked fly on such missions. unit chief who approved the misChina relationship, especially BeiThe goal was to destabilize Mao of amateurism,” CIA historian Another blunder: At a CIA base sion apparently made crucial misjing’s anger over American miliZedong’s new government and dis- Nicholas Dujmovic says. on the Pacific island of Saipan, the judgments for which he was never tary support for China’s anti-comtract it from the Korean War, Donald Gregg, who came into Chinese agent teams lived and held to account. For starters, the munist rivals on Taiwan. which Chinese forces had entered the CIA with Downey in 1951 and trained together, inevitably learnunit chief ignored a warning that In the early years of the Cold two years earlier. had dinner with him the night being of each other’s missions. So the the Chinese agent team — codeWar, the CIA had a rudimentary The plan failed — badly. fore his ill-fated flight, faults capture of one team risked comnamed STAROMA — had been paramilitary force — those with “The CIA had been ‘had,’ ” the those in the CIA who oversold the promising the rest. compromised shortly after it arspecialized skills to conduct highlate James Lilley, who helped train program. Also, Downey was well known to rived in Manchuria. risk, behind-the-lines operations. agent teams for insertion into Chi“That was a wild and woolly, the Chinese operatives because he The CIA historian says Downey Downey and Fecteau were asna, wrote in his 2004 memoir, “Chi- swashbuckling time in the trained them. When Downey was told a debriefer after his release signed to a covert program called na Hands.” There were no dissiagency’s history,” Gregg said in captured, a Chinese security offithat he felt no bitterness toward “Third Force,” intended to create a dent communist Chinese generals an interview. “There was pressure cer pointed at him and said in Eng- his CIA boss. resistance network. Small teams of to be found, and the Chinese on from presidents for regime lish, “You are Jack. Your future is “I felt for him,” Downey said. noncommunist Chinese exiles were Taiwan and Hong Kong who sold change here and there, and it was very dark.” “It turned out to be such a disaster airdropped into the Manchuria the idea turned out to be swindlers, a very damaging time.” For two years, until China anfrom his point of view.” Associated Press



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June 20, 2010



I saw the light — and Dad ate some crow



t is perhaps strange to say that I am glad that I was born at just the right time to see the world upended. I suppose one might wish to live in bucolic times, having no concerns and seeing one day pass identically to the dozens before it. Not I. I would not change having experienced the ’50s fading into the ’60s, the glaring ’70s passing the baton to the garish ’80s. I remember Elvis before GORDON doughnuts, FURR Hula-Hoops when they were new and every kid just had to have one. I remember when the family boat was built by someone you personally knew, and made of plywood from a kit. I remember when everything was black and white, and the photos were too. I remember being taught to huddle under my third grade desk in case of nuclear attack (like that would help). I remember hearing the teachers crying and whispering frantically to each that day in November when John Kennedy visited Dallas ... for the last time. I remember watching Neil Arm-

strong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins pierce the thin cumulo-stratus clouds on their way to the moon (and history) standing with 5 million others cheering loudly on Cocoa Beach that hot July morning. Then there was Hugh Masakela playing at Reynolds Coliseum (and I wondered what the strange smell was wafting). There were the mighty but strangely lithe B-52 StrataFortress bombers flying low, leaving behind a giant roar and four contrails — and this is part of my story today. All the family was gathered in the cozy den. There was no air conditioning on those summer evenings, but the den had the best fan. The TV was on. Andy and Barney were handling some issue with Otis. It was the good version, still in black and white. Everything was black and white, remember? I needed to take my evening bath. We had a big old farmhouse with plenty of room for five kids and a dog, but there was only one bath — it was a very late addition to the Carpet-bagger era house, and I was a late addition to the family. Being the lowest on the totem pole I was assigned first duty in the tub. Fair enough, as I was likely also the dirtiest

(and I would be done before The Dick Van Dyke Show came on...being 8 at the time, I was just old enough to be allowed to stay up until the late hour of 8 p.m. to watch it). So off to the back porch where the bath was located. It was one of those heavy, cast iron tubs that occupied the bath then. None of that flimsy acrylic stuff we call “bath fixtures” today. This tub was meant to last at least 10 generations if those generations wanted. I figured it had seen three or four before me already. The knobs that controlled the flow of water were likewise giant chrome crosses, far more than able to handle the meager output of our tiny two-inch well out in the backyard. Get too generous with the flow and I’d be outside priming the pump. Anyway, I was down to my birthday outfit, sitting on the side of the tub with my tootsies ankle-deep in the high iron content water, both hands on the faucet knobs twisting this way and that trying to get just the perfect temperature and sustainable flow rate when I saw a gigantic flash of blazing white light. The light was brighter than I had ever seen to that point or since, but it was brief. Then it was dark. The next thing I could com-

prehend was that I was now somehow flat on my back on the hard and wet bathroom floor. For a while I could not see anything, nor even move or utter a groan. Slowly I started gaining control of my limbs. Once they complied, I snatched the towel and ran screaming — well, not like a girl, more like a boy having found a human thumb in the garden — into the family room yelling to all who would turn their head away from the round boob tube: “HEY! I JUST SAW A BRIGHT LIGHT AND GOT KNOCKED OUT OF THE TUB!” One or two more heads graced my noisy entrance with a glance. “I JUST GOT KNOCKED OUT! IT WAS WILD!” Losing my audience fast, I shouted one more time: “HEY, I'M NOT KIDDING, I JUST GOT KNOCKED OUT!” Now finally a response, but not one I wanted. My dad gave me his cynical tongue click — not in a mean way, but in the way of one who as a kid had to endure his share of wild stories and fantasies from his ebullient peers. “Tssskkk! Gordon!” “No Dad, really!...Really!” Again, a sharp “Tsk” click came from his tongue being

pulled quickly away under high vacuum from contact with the inside of his front teeth. “Gordon!” I looked dumbfoundedly at the back of their heads (Andy had said something and Barney did something silly). After a few more moments, I shrugged my shoulders and turned. Back to the tub. This time with a little more fear and reverence. More like what one should give God — that healthy fear that comes along with something that you KNOW you know very little about except that it has great power to potentially cause great harm and pain to you if you do the wrong thing. I did not know what the “thing” was that I had done wrongly, so my caution was at its greatest. For whatever reason the bath was completed without further calamity, and I was glad. I guess my parents had been very effective at discipline as I completed my bathroom chores without further scolding or prompting. If my own son had been knocked out of the tub onto HIS back, I can

See LIGHT, 5E Gordon K. Furr lives in in Salisbury with his family.

‘If. Dog. Rabbit.’— Stuff our dads say I

don’t know if other fathers are like mine, but my dad doesn’t talk a whole lot unless he has something to say, so when he does, I tend to listen. One bit of advice I’ve heard over the years from him is the importance of picking people’s brains. When I was young, I think I took it literally. How would that be KATIE done, I wondered. Would you go in SCARVEY through the nose? But eventually, I got his point: if you have access to someone who knows more than you do about something you want to know about, ask a lot of questions. Take advantage of someone’s expertise. It’s certainly true that the best

journalists really do know how to pick people’s brains. With Father’s Day coming up, I decided to ask some friends about memorable things their fathers have said. Recent Carolina grad Seth Leonard volunteered this gem from his dad: “The average IQ in a room drops precipitously based on the number of young boys in it.” My mother-in-law, who raised three young boys including my husband, gave a resounding “Amen” to that one. The thing she remembers her own father saying is, “Act half as nice as you look.” In her case, that still set the bar for behavior pretty high. Sara Pitzer’s dad didn’t like people making excuses, and when somebody tried to explain why something hadn’t gotten done, he had a shorthand way of making known just what he thought of the

explanation: “If. Dog. Rabbit.” Sara says that translated to: “If the dog hadn’t stopped to pee, he’d have caught the rabbit.” Angie Fansler remembers her father warning her when she was crossing a busy street that if she got run over by a car he’d spank her — which is pretty crazy when you think about it. Talk about adding insult to injury. Apparently, many dads serve as as their family’s unofficial safety patrols. Donna Smith says her father always would tell her to be careful, even if she was simply walking down the street to visit a friend. Ann Bourque’s father-in-law Basil would always make sure everyone was safely inside the car before driving off by saying, “Heads, toeses, elbows, noses.” Dads like to give advice about cars. Phyllis Rogerson’s dad used to

tell her to always make sure she had jumper cables in her car, and made sure that his three daughters knew how to change a tire. Susan Shinn’s father helped her learn to parallel park by looking in the windows of storefronts. Dads are also pretty concerned about their kids doing things right. Anne Ellis says that her father was known for saying, “If a task is once begun, never leave it ’til it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” Sarah Hall says her father used to say, “No matter what you do, do it the best that you can, even if you’re just peeling a banana.” “I’m not the perfectionist that he was,” Sarah says, “but I have been accused of being an overachiever. He did set a good example of order and reliability.” Fathers are also concerned about our manners. Sarah Drinkard remembers

that at dinner, her father would admonish her with, “Sarah, Sarah, strong and able, get your elbows off the table.” She says she still chants that line every time she’s tempted to put her elbows on a table. Greg Shields’ father had some interesting advice about cussing, considering it not a sin but simple bad manners. His explanation?“If you are comfortable farting out loud in front of someone so that they can hear you, then you can cuss in front of them.” But if them hearing you pass gas would embarrass you, then you shouldn’t cuss in front of them. Sarah Hall’s dad was so civil that his threats made his children laugh. “He didn’t get angry very often, but once he was mad at my broth-



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ll the nasty news reports about women and children being abducted and killed prompted me to enroll my daughter and I in a selfdefense class. I had supposed that we would be flipping bad guys over our backs and rendering them unconscious. ApLAURA parently, our SNYDER instructor had other, more logical, options to show us when it came to self-defense. The first thing he taught us was how to make ourselves “heavy,” so that the bad guy couldn’t pick us up and walk away with us. I pegged this as the one area in which I could really excel. I can do heavy! My daughter, however, was about four and a half feet of skinny nothingness. How would she make herself heavy without toting two twenty- pound frozen turkeys with her? She wouldn’t even need to worry about getting picked up if she held those two turkeys, one in each hand, and spun around in circles. But… how to stop? The class was free, so I wasn’t sure whether I was allowed to ask questions. Eventually, the instructor did ask if there were any questions and I asked the first thing on my mind. “Suppose my daughter wasn’t shopping for turkeys that day. How would she make herself heavy?” Clearly, he thought I was one brick shy of a full load because he said, “‘Heavy’ is a figure of speech.” I’m not as dumb as I look, so I said, “Of course it is. It’s an adjective.” He started over, rolling his eyes for some reason. “By ‘heavy,’ I mean that you have to make it so that it is easier to let you go, than to move you.” It seemed to me that not wearing deodorant would have the same effect, but it would be just my luck that my attacker wouldn’t have showered that day either. In which case, he’d be immune to my stench. I probably should keep my ears open and my mouth shut.

I was too dense to take my own advice: Our instructor told us that he was going to teach us how to fall… “Um... Excuse me, Mr. Black Belt, sir. I’m pretty good at falling. Can we move on to flipping bad guys?” “Mrs. Snyder, I’m going to teach you the right way to fall, so that you can get back up again.” “You mean there are falling options?” I pictured myself falling in slow motion and twisting like my cat until I was on all fours. That would be a better way to fall! Chances are, I’ve been doing it wrong all along, because it usually hurts when I fall. He demonstrated a controlled backward fall. We tried to mimic him and I cracked my head on the mat. My teeth bounced off one another and my eyes crossed in pain. Yep, I remember, now. Falling hurts a lot like that. My instructor wasn’t even watching me. He was praising my daughter for doing it correctly. Well, of course, she did it right! The ground isn’t as far from her head as it is mine! Pain aside, the lessons had taught us to be more conscious about our surroundings and how to protect ourselves in a dangerous situation. The main lesson that was stressed was to try to stay out of dangerous situations. Every woman and child should take a course like this one. When we got back home, I was sore, but enlightened. My daughter was both more confident and more cautious. She wanted to go to a friend’s house to show her what she had learned. Maybe I was a little too cautious, but I told her she couldn’t go because we didn’t have any turkeys for her to take with her. Laura Snyder is a nationally syndicated columnist, author & speaker. You can reach Laura at or isit her website

BIRTHS Callie Williams A daughter, Callie Faith, was born to Nick and Gina Wilhelm Williams of Mount Ulla on April 22, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds, 1.5 ounces. She has a brother, Colin, 3, and a sister, Caitlin, 2. Grandparents are Wayne and Jane Wilhelm of Salisbury and Gerald and Debra Williams of Mount Ulla. Great-grandparents are Morris and Frances Anderson of Salisbury and Nancy Williams of Mount Ulla. Great-great-grandparents are Sophie Deal of Mount Ulla and Viola Miller of Spartanburg, S.C.

Ethan Bass A son, Ethan Durham, was born to Melissa Ross Bass and David Wayne Bass Jr. of Mooresville on May 24, 2010, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Durham and Janice Ross of Pinehurst, David and Rhonda Bass Sr. of Gold Hill and Cynthia and Jim Farrington of China Grove. Greatgrandparents are Paul and Ruth Bass of Mooresville and Hoyle and Betty Ledbetter of Locust.

Avery Doty A daughter, Avery LeAnn, was born to Abby and Jaret Doty of Salisbury on June 5, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. She has a brother, Cooper, 3. Grandparents are Tommy and Charlene Walker of Rockwell and Jim and Jeanie Doty of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Hazel Jones and Fred and Novella Misenheimer, all of Rockwell.

Jaydon Galloway A son, Jaydon Rush, was born to Jennifer Burch and Steven Galloway of Salisbury on June 6, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center. He weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Rocky and Nancy Burch of Salisbury and Darrell and Darlene Galloway of Rockwell.

It’s hard to hide on Facebook Dear Amy: I opened a Facebook page and did not tell my husband. I am not doing anything on the page that I would not want him to see. He is very opposed to social networking sites and has concerns about security. ASK I felt it AMY was none of his business. I don’t ask him what he does on the Internet, and I didn’t think I had to tell him about it. He found out when he received an e-mail from someone inviting him to join Facebook; in the message it said “people you may know on Facebook,” and there I was. He flipped out and has said it was deceitful and that I lied to him. I don’t see it the same way. I see it as something private I chose to do that did not concern him. After he found out, he opened a page and I immediately “friended” him so he could see what I was doing. He’s still angry and still sees it as a betrayal. Was it lying? — Stephanie

Dear Stephanie: It sounds to me that because you and your husband had already discussed this, you may have left him with the impression that you would not open a Facebook page. If so, opening one and deliberately not telling him does seem deceitful. I agree with your reasoning that you can choose to use these social networking tools regardless of what your husband says. It’s your life and your time, and if you want to throw it down the Facebook sinkhole, that is your right. However, because you already opened the door as a topic, you should have run headlong into the issue and been brave enough to argue your side of the issue, saying, “Honey, I know you don’t like it, but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway. You’re welcome to check out my page if you want — otherwise I consider it to be my choice, my business and my responsibility.” • • • Dear Amy: Kudos to you for your advice concerning a man whose girlfriend was very “handsy” with all her male friends. Your advice to “just observe, not comment” for two weeks and then decide if he

wanted to stay in that situation was just what I did in my marriage more than three decades ago. I had several serious issues with my husband. I would point out my desires and my objections, to no avail. Finally, with the help of counseling, I just observed his behavior for about two weeks without my usual nagging. You know what? I decided I didn’t want to live with him anymore. I told him I was leaving him, and today I am happily married. I also learned a valuable lesson: Love and marriage will not magically change anyone’s behavior. What you see before a serious commitment is what will remain! — Learned From Experience Dear Experience: When a partner “nags,” the nagging becomes the relationship red herring, soaking up the emotional energy, while the source of the discontent can be pushed aside. The way to change the dynamic is to stop. Stop expressing the discontent, giving the person nothing of substance to push up against. Maintaining this sort of neutrality is challenging —

but a two-week moratorium gives everyone a chance to change, stay the same, make a choice to tolerate the behavior or leave the relationship. Dear Amy: Once again, I received an acknowledgement of a nice gift (a sizable check) with a picture of the recipient and the words “Thank You” preprinted underneath. Nothing written, not even the recipient’s name — that was preprinted too! I was taught and taught my kids to mention the gift, jot down a few words about what it would be used for and thank the person again for the thoughtfulness. In this case, even the envelope was addressed to me in the parent’s handwriting. I don’t think the recipient had a hand in any of it. Your thoughts? — Not Thanked Dear Not: This is the first I’ve heard of this. I agree that it’s a hollow gesture, at best. • • • Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. —TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

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of people and feel better about yourself than if you spend your days parked in front of your computer frantically searching job boards, calculating your dwindling savings and ruminating about what a jerk your last boss was. When you’re stressed out, volunteering may be the farthest thing from your mind. But as Mackay points out, “Volunteering puts you in front of people.” People who might know someone who knows someone who might need your skills. The average person will have at least three career changes and 10 different jobs by the time they’re 38. Companies interview six to eight people for every job opening, and they typically look at more than 200 resumes before even choosing one person to interview. With sobering stats like that in mind, Mackay — who offers numerous free tools at — says you should treat your career like a perpetual job search. He writes, “You can have the finest moves in the talent contest, you can boast a trophy speed dial list on

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is a Visual Merchandise Specialist with JCPenney Inc. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Cull Broome Jr. of Salisbury and Mr. and Mrs. Vann Steffan Saleeby of Sugar Hill, Ga.,and the grandson of Mr. Joseph Saleeby of Salisbury. A graduate of West Rowan High School, Michael is employed by Tyco International. Following a wedding trip to North Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple are making their home in Salisbury. R123601

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CHERRYVILLE — Amanda Ann Harrelson and Philip Maximilian Dayvault were united in marriage May 1, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael E. Collins officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Cherryville Country Club. The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. James R. Harrelson Jr., and attended by Audra Abernathy of Charlotte and Jennifer Mauney of Columbia, S.C., as maids of honor. Bridesmaids included Amanda Hunt of Charlotte, Amber Sneed of Charlotte, Heather Todd of Saluda, Danielle Smith of Charlotte, Lauren Hubbard of Kannapolis and Amanda Harrelson of Vale. Sophia Hastings of Cherryville was flower girl. Daniel Dayvault stood as his son’s best man. Groomsmen included brothers of the bride Nathan Harrelson of Cherryville, Russell Harrelson of Vale and Seth Harrelson of Cherryville; Jonathan Faggart of China Grove, Drew King of Arlington, Va., Chris Wagner of Kannapolis and Nestor Sanchez of Charlotte. Dayne Harrelson of Vale was ring bearer. Serving as guest registrars were Amanda Faggart of China Grove for the wedding and Mr. and Mrs. Odell Wilcox of Asheville and Mr. Fred Dellinger Sr., of Moravian Falls for the reception. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Harrelson Jr. and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dellinger Sr. and Mrs. Moree Harrelson, all of Cherryville. A 2002 graduate of Cherryville High School, Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007 and dental assistant certification from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. She is employed by Busby & Webb Orthodontics as a marketing associate. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dayvault of China Grove and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dayvault of Wilmington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Overcash. A 2000 graduate of South Rowan High School, Max received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UNC, Chapel Hill, in 2004 and a Master of Medical Science in Physician’s Assistant Studies from Methodist University in Fayetteville. He is an orthopedic physician’s assistant at Ro-Medical Group in Salisbury. After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple are making their home in Landis. R123608


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WINSTON-SALEM — Nicole Ann Pratt and Travis Orlando “Biscuit” Hairston were married June 19, 2010, at Piney Grove Baptist Church. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Village Inn of Clemmons. The bride is the daughter of Joseph H. Daniels II and Annie P. Dixon and granddaughter of Sadie R. Daniels, all of WinstonSalem. A graduate of Mt. Tabor High School, North Carolina State University and High Point University, Nicole is a contract specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. The groom is the son of the late Lou Ellen Jones and Jeremiah M. Jones of Salisbury. A graduate of North Rowan High School, Winston-Salem State University and Appalachian State University, Travis is an administrator with Montgomery County, Md., Schools. Following a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will make their home in Laurel, Md. R123607

LEXINGTON — Andrea Nicole Ramsey and Darrell Bryce Woods, Jr., both of Charlotte, were united in marriage June 13, 2010, at Childress Vineyards. The Rev. Darrell Norris officiated the 6:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception. The bride was escorted by her father, Raymond Charles Ramsey, and attended by her sisters, Amanda Gordon of Salisbury and Sophia Leece of Blacksburg, Va., as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids included Brianna Mundy of Raleigh, Ciji Fisher of Durham, Allison Myers of Salisbury, Dara Rose of Charlotte and Korri-Lee Smith of Faith. Brother of the groom Anthony Woods of Ridgeland, S.C., served as best man. Groomsmen included Jim Horton of Ridgeland, S.C., Larry Blackwood of Orlando, Fla., Derrick Barger of Greensboro, Paul Woods of Bluffton, S.C., John Norris of Salisbury and Kenneth Gordon of Salisbury. Serving as ushers were Bud Lambert of Kannapolis, Ryan Leece of Blacksburg, Va., and Nick Williams of Kannapolis. Flower girl was Sofia Strazzulla of Charlotte, and ring bearer was Raleigh Ward of Bluffton, S.C. Other attendants included Maria Woods of Ridgeland, S.C., Shannon Lapham of Raleigh, Caren Lewis of Helena, Ala., Michelle Brilliant of Salisbury as reader and Nicole Williams of Kannapolis as wedding director. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Anne Strazzulla of Rockwell and Mr. Raymond Ramsey of Faith and the granddaughter of Ms. Sophia Douglas and the late James Douglas, Mrs. Pat Ramsey and the late Charles Ramsey and Ms. Mary Thompson. A 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School, Andrea received a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in Accounting from Appalachian State University in 2007. She is a Senior Accountant at LarsonAllen LLP. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Woods, Sr., of Ridgeland, S.C., and the grandson of Mr. HB Woods, Jr., and the late Betty Gene Woods, Mr. Thomas Tinkham and Ms. Sandra Breland. A 2004 graduate of Thomas Hayward Academy, Bryce received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2007. He is a master's student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a research associate at CentACS. Following a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple will live in Charlotte. R123600

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A Joyous 90th Birthday Celebration! On June 5, 2010, Fannye L. Holmes was given a birthday party by her family to celebrate her 90th birthday. The party was held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Salisbury. She is better known to her family and friends as Nana. The day was shared with many family members, friends and children whose lives she has touched over the years. After she blew out the candles on her cake, she announced, “I feel like I'm sixteen again!” Nana is a special part of so many lives, and we were happy to celebrate such a wonderful woman. Your family loves you so much and we celebrate you everyday! R123605 “We Want To Be Your Flower Shop”

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Laura Michele Owen and Michael Ray Broome were united in marriage May 1, 2010, at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury. The Rev. Charlie Bryan officiated the 5 o’clock p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Heritage Room in downtown Salisbury. The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. Charles Carroll Owen, and attended by her sisters, Miss Valerie Lorraine Owen of Raleigh as maid of honor and Mrs. Dana Owen Evans of Salisbury as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Kaiscy French, Mrs. Crystal Limerick and Mrs. Stephanie Rouse, all of Salisbury. The groom’s father, Mr. Dillon C. Broome, stood as best man. Serving as groomsmen were brothers of the groom Mr. Ryan Saleeby and Mr. Scott Saleeby of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Mr. Henry Rouse and Mr. Shane Limerick, both of Salisbury. Miss Katherine Bonnie Evans of Salisbury, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Greeter was sister of the groom Miss Bonnie Saleeby of Sugar Hill, Ga., and candlelighters were Mr. Shane Limerick and Mr. Henry Rouse. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll Owen and the granddaughter of Mrs. Lorraine Myers, all of Salisbury. A graduate of Salisbury High School, Laura is a student at




Pete and Debbie Young of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Shea Young, to Derek Joseph Gilmore of Cary. Carly is a 2001 graduate of North Rowan High School; a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; and in 2006 received her Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC. A North Carolina Teaching Fellow, she is a math teacher for Fairfax County Schools. Derek is the son of Dan and Carol Gilmore of Omaha, Neb. A 1999 graduate of Apex High School, Derek received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Fairmont State University in 2006. He is employed by MC Dean Inc. The wedding is July 31 at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Salisbury. R123606

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Carl Alexander Josey and Shelby Jean Cranford Josey of Salisbury celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 19, 2010, with family. They were married June 19, 1960, at Rock Grove Methodist Church in Salisbury. Carl retired from Burlington Industries after 32 years of service. Shelby retired after 15 years with Avon and at Ruby’s Bridal Shop. The Joseys have one daughter, Cindy and husband Jimmy Stiller of Salisbury. Their two grandchildren are Joshua Stiller (Angela) and Amanda S. Torrence (Tripp). They also have a greatgrandson, Jackson Stiller. R123609

Dwight and Judith (Judy) Goodnight are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 25, 2010. They were married by Dr. John A. Wilson June 25, 1960, at First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, where they met and have been life-long active members. Dwight is the son of the late Reyn and Connie Goodnight of Kannapolis. He retired after more than 46 years with FieldcrestCannon-Pillowtex. Judy, a homemaker, was the daughter of the late Robert Ervin and Edith McClamrock Faust, also of Kannapolis. The couple have four children: Tod Goodnight of Kannapolis, Paris Thad Goodnight of Salisbury (wife Nancy), Dana Goodnight of Hillsborough (wife Carol), and Starla Goodnight of Charlotte. Their grandchildren are Caleb, Kenan and Micah Goodnight, all of Hillsborough, and Davis, Sarah and Frankie Goodnight of Salisbury. Beginning their celebrations, the couple attended their oldest grandson’s high school graduation at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. They plan to move into their newly-built home soon. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! R123594

Brenda Malone Zimmerman of Salisbury is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Kelaine Crawford Zimmerman, to Paul Joseph Haas of St. Paul, Minn. Kelaine is the granddaughter of the late Bobbie K and Nancy Stoner Malone and the late Paul Clifford Glover and Mary Frances Evans Zimmerman Glover. A current resident of St. Paul, Minn., she is an honors member of the Salisbury High School Class of 2002 and an honors graduate of the class of 2006 of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Kelaine is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in genetics, cell biology and development at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Paul is the son of Thomas Harry and Nancy Jo Hass of St. Paul, Minn., and the grandson of Roger Bertle and Doris Cecelia Haas and Crescence June Withrow and the late Russell Frederick Withrow. Paul is a member of the Cretin Derham Hall Class of 2000 of St. Paul. He is currently attending the College of Visual Arts pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design. The couple will be united in marriage Oct. 15 at the Our Lady of Victory Chapel on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, with the reception to follow at the Como Zoo Park and Conservatory. A second celebration for the couple will be held Dec. 18 at the Salisbury Country Club. R123604


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Alisha Brooke Graham Alisha Brooke Graham of Salisbury graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University on May 15, 2010, with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies. While attending N.C. State, she served as a Resident Advisor and Community Assistant Coordinator for University Housing; participated in the 2009 North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Internship program; and served with the Bev Perdue for Governor campaign committee. Alisha was elected in Student Government as a Senator and was appointed as academics chair in the office of the Student Body President. As an advocate for N.C. State’s Women’s Center, she participated in various organizations including Campus Crusade for Christ, College Democrats and the Pre-Law Students Association. Achieving the Dean’s List all fours years, Alisha was also named a University Ambassador to the Chancellor of North Carolina State University. Alisha accepted the Block Award at graduation, a merit scholarship given to the most noteworthy student with a record of academic excellence and significant service to campus and the broader community. Alisha is currently employed by North Carolina State University as an assistant to Professor Kaufman in Women’s and Gender Studies and continues to serve as a legislative intern for the North Carolina General Assembly in the office of Representative Lorene Coates of Rowan County. Alisha has been accepted at North Carolina Central University School of Law and will begin a three-year program to receive her Juris Doctorate degree. She is the daughter of Marcelle and Deborah Graham of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Ralph and Dorothy Graham of Salisbury. R123590

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Lauren Elizabeth McLelland of Salisbury graduated May 22, 2010, from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. Lauren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology:Pre Health Science. While at LeesMcRae, Lauren played Women’s Soccer and Women’s Lacrosse and served as captain of the soccer team her sophomore, junior and senior years. Lauren is a 2006 graduate of East Rowan High School. She is the daughter of Ed and Teresa Haupt of Salisbury and Dale McLelland of Statesville. She is the granddaughter of David and Evelyn McLelland of Statesville Ashley Nicole Earnhardt of and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Salisbury graduated from the W. Menscer Sr. Lauren plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy, continue her education University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 15, 2010, with a and become a Physician’s Assistant. R123595 Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Biology. She was a dean’s list student and a member of Tau Sigma Simoné Raquel Wilson, a 2010 North Carolina Scholar and Academic Honor Society. Salisbury High School honor student, graduated June 11, 2010. She A 2004 graduate of East also completed the Allied Health Program, Rowan High School, Ashley which afforded her a CNA certification. earned her Associate’s Degree Simoné was vice president of the Senior in Paralegal Technology from Class, a member of the Black History Club Central Piedmont Community and was on the 2009 Homecoming Court. College in 2008. She recently She was the recipient of scholarships from became a North Carolina State the NAACP and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Bar Certified Paralegal. Simoné has been accepted to attend Ashley completed internWestern Carolina University, where she will ships with Food Lion Corporate pursue a career in Health Care Legal Department in Salisbury Administration. and the Law Office of Attorney “Monie,” congratulations on a job Well Done! Charles Morgan in Charlotte. Your family is so proud of you and we know Ashley is the daughter of greater things are yet to come. You have been a June and Tim Pryor and Rick shining example of an exemplary student. God has always had His hand and Donna Earnhardt, all of upon your life; and as long as you don’t let go - Greatness will continue! Salisbury. R123602 Love and Prayers, Mom and The Family R123596

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Melanie Leigh Morton of Concord graduated from Appalachian State University May 9, 2010, with Bachelor of Arts and Science in Social Work. A 2006 graduate of J.M. Robinson High School in Concord, Melanie is the daughter of Dana and Denise Morton of China Grove and Charlie and Stephanie Hoffecker of Concord. She has a sister, Brittany, and two brothers, Daniel and Oscar. Melanie is pursuing a career in social work hoping to specialize in geriatrics. R123603

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BRIDGE Richard McMahan Brooke of China Grove graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill May 9, 2010, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religious Studies and Political Science with a minor in Social and Economic Justice. Richard was co-chairman of Carolina Fever and was Chief Marshal for the Class of 2010. The son of Tom and Carole Brooke of China Grove, Richard graduated from South Rowan High School in 2006. He will spend a year traveling the Unites States reporting on volunteer service projects for the United Church of Christ. R123599

Father’s Day reflections BY BARTON GOLDSMITH

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We all honor and remember our dads in different ways. These reflections offer some food for thought this Father’s Day: • “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” (Mark Twain) • “In moments of personal doubt, I remember my father’s unlived journey, and I do what needs to be done, for him, in the hope that it might work backward in time to free up his life.” (James Hollis, author of “What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life”) • “The most important thing my father taught me is that when you give your word, you keep your word, no matter what. A man is only as good as his word. That resulted in my own number one rule for Life and Business: ’Do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, the way you said you would do it.’ “ — Larry Winget, New York Times best-selling author of “Your Kids Are Your Own Fault” • “I grew up with mottos to live by: (1) When decision is necessary: Do what will make you happy. (2) When troubles

Maxwell Stevens Brooke of China Grove graduated from East Carolina University May 7, 2010, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. At ECU, he was vice president of the National Broadcasting Society and wrote, produced and directed for Seriously Clowning, a comedy group. The son of Tom and Carole Brooke of China Grove, Max graduated from South Rowan High School in 2006. He will spend a year as a volunteer with the United Church of Christ traveling the United States reporting on volunteer service sites. R123598

occurred: It was meant to be. Something good will come of this. (3) Money and material things were to be used to help make life easier for people.” (Bernie Siegel, author of “Love, Magic and Mudpies”) • “The true love and gratitude I have for my father is more about an indescribable and unlimited feeling, a feeling that becomes limited when spoken with words.” (Dean Schaefer, author of “Imagine, Believe and Be”) Even if your father is no longer with you, there will be thoughts and emotions about him. Do your best to focus on the ones that make you smile or bring tears of joy.

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Jennifer D. Lee of Wilmington graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington May 8, 2010, with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. A 2005 graduate of East The Western North CaroliRowan High School, Jennifer is the daughter of Steve and Sheila na Summer Sectional TournaLee and the granddaughter of ment is scheduled for June 25the late Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Lee 27 at Asheville’s T.C. Roberand the late Laura Cobb, all of son High Salisbury. She plans to attend School, 250 graduate school and pursue a Overlook career in social work. R123597 Road. Details are in the May District 7 News. Marie Pugh and Dick Brisbin placed first in the BILLY weekly dupliBURKE cate game last T u e s d a y evening at the Salisbury Woman’s Club. Other winners were: Anna and David Goss, second; Judy Hurder and Loyd Hill tied Kenny James Graham of Cleveland graduated cum with Phoebe Beard and Billy laude from Campbell University May 14, 2010, with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Kenny is the son of Ray and Dottie Graham, the grandson of Glenn and Betty Graham and Linda and the late Larry Hamilton and the greatgrandson of Edna Angell. Kenny is currently seeking licensure as a pharmacist in The piano students of MarNorth Carolina. R123610 sha K. Carter were presented in their spring recitals on May 15 at the First Baptist Church of China Grove. Seniors performing and receiving special awards were Morgan Utley, Catherine Ardoin and Iris Faggart. Others playing pieces of Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Contempory style were as follows: Jeremiah and Matthew McNeil, Paul and J.D. Faggart, Andrew Poe, Nate Cobb, Mackenzie Dabbs, Kim Fesperman, Rebekah and Cathryn Lippard, Sarah Johnson, Brooke Mitchell, Claudia and

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Five generations in the Cobb family are featured. Left to right are father Christopher Cobb; grandfather Darrell Cobb; greatgreat-grandmother Alda Davies holding baby Mary Ann Sunshine Cobb; and great-grandmother Sandra Cobb. R123593

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guarantee you that come hell or high water or BOTH in blazing Technicolor he would NOT have gone back into that bathroom. I can see I need to work on this parental discipline thing some more. Anyway, I did not feel like hanging around to watch Dick Van Dyke that night and went on to my bed, upstairs and as far away from that bathtub as I could get. Next day arrived as normal for a summer day in the ’60s in the country. My dog and I spent the day at the creek building a dam, throwing rocks, sinking “leaf” ships as they marauded down the stream. Dad got off from his job as the substation controller for Duke Power at the exact stroke of 5 p.m., and it took him 10 minutes to hang his hardhat, crank up the white Dodge 220, and make his way home...supper timed perfectly to his arrival. (That part of the ’50s remained intact at our home). I came in and washed up, with a careful and very jaundiced eye cast over my right shoulder at the glaring white tub lurking suspiciously behind me. In the kitchen Mom was

handing Dad his plate heaped with meatloaf and green beans. Dad stopped and looked at me. “Gotta tell you all something. Today we had to go over to Rockwell Tie Station.” (Rockwell Tie Station was a switching substation near the intersection of Barger Road and Gold Knob Road and took the 110,000 volt high-tension line that ran directly from Buck Steam Plant at the river to the Rockwell area and split it up to the various circuits that were distributed around the town and surrounding countryside. “We spent the day picking up boxloads of little pieces of tin foil that the Air Force dropped trying to check the sensitivity of the new radar installation in Winston-Salem. The Air Force was trying to see if they could pick up what the Russians might do to evade the radar.” OK, so? I thought. “Well, those pieces shorted out the station. The voltage went right from the overhead rigging to the ground, and ran back through the ground to the source —Buck Steam Plant. Our house is in a direct line with that short — 110,000 volts ran right through the rock that our house is built on. The iron pipes and hard water

ran right into the tub. “Gordon WAS knocked out of the tub last night. I remember hearing the B52 fly past following the power lines next to the house just before he came running back into the den.” Now, I noticed that he didn’t actually apologize. No one did. They didn’t even think to take me to a doctor to check me out — and mom was the head nurse on pediatrics at the hospital. But I got something better. Much better. I got to see a REALLY WHITE LIGHT, and see my dad eat crow about it! He seemed to listen just a LITTLE bit more carefully when I exuberantly told one of my wild stories. And a few years later, I felt no remorse when that iron tub was dethroned and sent to its new habitation in the barn with the cows. It was replaced with one of those shiny new acrylic (and non-conductive) “bath fixtures.” It is still in the corner of the barn, and occasionally in the winter you can see one of the still-attached giant chrome crosses of the faucet poking itself through the withered ivy vines...sort of sneering at me yet — as if saying: “I got you once, I'll get you again!”

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Huffman’s dad gave her about marriage sounds pretty solid to me: “Don’t ever make your husband choose loyalties” (i.e. between you or his parents), Lots of people have jokesters for dads. Anne Cote Hoffman remembers that whenever she would complain about a photograph of herself, her father would say, “Want a better picture? Get a better face.” Fortunately, that made Anne laugh, probably because she has a very fine face and always has. Some people gave me stories not about their father’s advice but about their parenting methods. Dads seem to be particularly remembered for their creative ways of getting their kids out of bed in the morning. Craig Kolkebeck remembers his father bursting through the door with his electric razor going and standing at the foot of his bed. If his son didn’t get up, he’d start mowing the lawn under his bedroom window, which would elicit enough guilt that Craig would get out of bed and take over the mowing. Sarah Drinkard remembers her father banging out hymns at the piano on Saturday morning to rouse her from her slumber. Some dads didn’t hesitate to use corporal punishment. My husband tells me that his dad was a belt-snapper — a scary


er and said to him, ‘If you don’t shape up, I’m going to cut off your hot water!’ which made my sister and me dissolve into hysterical giggles. My father was much too peace-loving to say something more normal, like ‘I’m going to kill you!’” Some fatherly sayings are pretty quirky. Cara Reische remembers that whenever he was ready to leave, her father would announce, “Let’s get out of here ... one grenade will get us all!” Some of us failed to listen to our fathers. Sam Post remembers that his father always told him to take a course in business. “Good advice,” Sam says. “ I never did.” Sacha Roberts’ father told her, while he neatly folded his currency, to “always handle money with respect,” explaining that if you do, “It will want to get back in your hands.” Heather Stout’s dad was perhaps more concerned with waste than with money, hence his advice at a restaurant to “order what you want but eat what you order.” The advice that Meg

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During a presentation about aprons at RuftyHolmes Senior Center, Joyce Ingram demonstrates one use of aprons — a place to cradle eggs that have been gathered.


In celebration of


ioned of discarded shirts. Embellishments — like buttons, lace, smocking, or rick-rack — were eople don’t wear aprons important to women. much anymore. Sure, you Most aprons had pockets, she might see a few here and said, which was a good place to there, but they’re mostly novelty hide hard candy or stash clothesitems, often with a cute or clever pins. On cleaning day, the pocksaying, something that a guy with ets served as a trash bag. Somea beer in his hand and steaks on times, women even kept their the grill will don for a laugh. snuff cans in their apron pockets. But aprons used to be so much Women in the audience conmore than that. firmed that they’d had female These plain or fancy pieces of family members who dipped cloth, with strings to tie around a snuff. waist, be it slender or cushiony, Ingram shared a story of one loom large in the memories of woman who carried all her imthe older generation. portant papers, including deeds It’s amazing how much nostal- and her will, in her apron pockgia a yard or so of material can ets. Since she was always wearelicit. ing her apron, she reasoned that That was evident at Ruftyit was the safest place for her Holmes Senior Center June 10, documents. when aprons were celebrated Ingram told a story of the with a presentation by Joyce Inmother of John Wesley, the gram and an apron fashion fair, founder of Methodism. Susanna organized by outreach coordinaWesley, who had 19 children, was tor Thomasina Paige. known for praying several hours The apron display was spona day. If she couldn’t find the sored by Rufty-Holmes Senior solitude to do so with so many Center and Seniors Without Part- children around, she would flip ners at their annual June picnic her apron over her head — which at the center. signalled to her children not to Ingram knows a lot about bother her. aprons. Some years ago, for a Aprons served many purposes, family reunion, she developed a Inram said. They could be used program about them, and it took as potholders or as baskets to on a life of its own. She’s present- gather kindling or carry eggs; ed it around 40 times, she says they could be used to shoo chickfor various local groups. ens out of the yard or children “It’s fun to talk about aprons,” out of the kitchen.They could be she said. draped over one’s shoulders for The first apron, she told the warmth, used to dust off furnigroup assembled, mostly women, ture or to dry one’s hands or a appears in Genesis in the Bible. child’s tears. They could be taken And that apron was made, natuoff and waved like a flag to signal rally, with fig leaves. to farm hands that it was time for Ingram related a story she’d dinner, or used to play a game of heard about how one family de“peep-eye” (peekaboo) with chilcided to bury their mother in her dren. apron, since she never took it of. For bashful toddlers, an apron For many women, Ingram was the perfect hiding place. said, the apron went on first Jan McCanless, who served as thing in the morning and didn’t the judge of the fashion show, come off until right before she wore one of her aprons for the went to bed. occasion. Sometimes, women even wore It was the one that she wore aprons to church, Ingram said. when she shaved her cat, she Of course those were nicer said. aprons, she said. One of the prize-winners was “Grandma wore her oldest, an apron modeled by Patsy faded aprons when she did her Young. It used to be her mother’s hardest work,” she said. and was made of handkerchiefs Aprons were often made of that had been sewn together. It’s feedsacks, which were made of now in the custody of Young’s cotton and featured pretty dedaughter, Susan Gallimore, who signs, Ingram said. requested it and has plans to Sometimes, they were fashframe it, Young says.


Rith Booker brought a display of aprons for sale. Booker can be found Saturday mornings with her wares at the Salisbury Farmers Market.

Patsy Young shows off an apron of her mother’s that was made by stitching handkerchiefs together.

The fashion show included aprons of different styles, including this with and without bibs. Janet McCanless, suitably attired, served as an apron judge.

This apron features a lighthouse scene.

Thomasina Paige holds up a vintage apron — from the 1950s — on which the name and wedding date of a couple is stitched.