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The day after Vendors aren’t sure what’s next since fire leveled flea market BY SARAH CAMPBELL

Nearly every weekend for the past 25 years, Pauline Rigsby has traveled to Salisbury from her home in Concord to sell silk flowers, antique glass and a variety of knick-knacks at the Webb Road Flea Market. On Saturday, as she stood outside the chain-link fence that separated her from the rubble left after the fire that

destroyed the 15-acre complex the day before, she wondered what’s next. “As of right now, I don’t know what to do,” she said. “I just can’t believe it.” Rigsby said she isn’t sure how much merchandise she lost in the blaze. Although it wasn’t her sole source of income, she said the money she made each week helped supplement her retirement and disability. “A lot of this stuff is hard to find

and costs more and more,” she said. “People think we just get this stuff for free, but that’s not the case.” Robin Jordan of Salisbury said she rents 10 double-space units and lost everything in the fire. Her shop, called Miller’s Treasures, sold toys, baby clothing, antiques and collectibles. sarah campbell/SALISBURY POST “They called me and I got up here just in time to see my spot burn down,” Pauline Rigsby, right, showed up Saturday to survey the damage left


by Friday’s fire that destroyed the Webb Road Flea Market. Rigsby, a Concord resident, has had a booth at the flea market since it opened.

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Grayshores Trading Co. is among new downtown businesses. It opened recently in the previous location of the Literary Bookpost.

Despite poor economy, investment reaches $9 million BY EMILY FORD

investment, he said. Despite the unusually large $9 million investment last year, downot only can Stephanie Pottown had a net gain of zero new ter advise you on pairing businesses. Twelve opened, but 12 wine with food, she can tell others left. you what beer to drink with However, many new arrivals grilled salmon and corn on the made significant investments. cob. The Potters poured $70,000 into Founder’s Old Curmudgeon. their wine and beer business, which She knows this because she stocks more than 2,000 bottles of tested the funny-sounding beer wine priced from $8.59 to $121, as with that menu last week. well as 40 kinds of custom craft Before they agree to carry a beers. product, Stephanie and Bob PotThey’ll stay open late for book ter taste every beer and wine clubs or girls’ night out, and custhey sell at the new Salisbury tomers can drink in the shop and Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. Bob and Stephanie Potter opened the new Salisbury Wine surf the Web for free. “It’s a tough job,” Bob Potter The new business trend continShop downtown recently. jokes. ues this fiscal year, with additional About 500 people attended the retailers opening their doors. grand opening for the wine and beer store, ian Grill & Bar on East Innes Street. And their wallets. making it one of the largest openings in New private investment added up to Lynne Harrell said she’s invested the history of downtown, Potter said. $4.35 million, led by Piedmont Players $100,000 in the Sweetest Thing Bakery & That turnout, and the success of the Theatre, which raised $3 million to turn a Cake Boutique at 121 E. Innes St. Demand shop after just five weeks, hint at a surpool hall into The Norvell. was so great that Harrell closed for a prising trend borne out by recently reOther major private renovations inweek in August to triple and train her leased statistics. cluded the Yadkin House at East Council staff. On the heels of the Great Recession, and North Lee streets, Literary Bookpost At Grayshores Trading Co., a new vindowntown is thriving. at 110 S. Main St. and Southern Spirit tage furniture and gift shop at 119 S. Main Downtown Salisbury Inc. reports that Gallery at 102 S. Main St. St., owner Wendy Beeker said she’s indespite the current economic slowdown, “We kept the momentum going through vested $40,000. investment in downtown totaled nearly $9 the recession,” said Randy Hemann, execThat doesn’t even count free gift wrapmillion during the past fiscal year. utive director for Downtown Salisbury ping. That’s an increase of 388 percent over Inc. People may remember Beeker from the previous fiscal year, thanks in large Las Palmas restaurant, where she tended part to government spending and a new ••• bar from 1987 to 1993. After living in children’s theater. Hemann compiles annual summaries of Georgia for 17 years, she returned to SalMore than half of the total — $4.59 mileconomic development in Salisbury’s Muisbury in June and has been impressed. lion — was new public investment, mainly nicipal Service District for the N.C. Main “Salisbury has so much more of a vithe large courthouse and jail expansion Street Center. brant downtown now. There is so much and municipal parking lot improvements During an average year, downtown See DOWNTOWN, 6A behind City Hall and next to George’s Ital- sees between $5 million and $6 million in


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Teachers are used to grading students, but what happens when they grade schools. Do they pass the test? Results from this year’s North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey show 83 percent of Rowan-Salisbury School System teachers feel their school is a good place to work and learn. That’s up 6 percentage points from 77 percent in 2008. Statewide that figure is 85 percent, up 8 percentage points from 77 percent. The survey is conducted every two years and focuses on time, facilities and resources, community support and involvement, managing student conduct, instructional practices and support, teacher leadership, student leadership and professional development. Eighty-five percent of the district’s 1,757 teachers responded to the anonymous survey, which was conducted between March 15 and April 16. • • • Four schools had less than 70 percent of teachers respond positively to the statement “overall, my school is a good place to work and learn.” China Grove Elementary’s 43 percent of teachers agreeing with the statement was the lowest percentage. At Koontz Elementary, 55 percent agreed. Knollwood Elementary had 62 percent agree and Knox Middle had 67 percent agree. “These results show us areas of concern that we need to strengthen,” China Grove Principal Jenny White said. “It is our goal to provide an atmosphere where teachers and students are happy to come, and this survey gives us feedback as to where to focus our energies.” Based on survey results, school leadership is a major area of concern at China Grove. Only 5 percent of teachers feel the school provides an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. That’s down from 39 percent in 2008. Eight percent of teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them and 20 percent feel the faculty and staff have a shared vision. White said China Grove’s school improve-


New comic strip debuts Today, the Post’s Sunday comics section includes a new strip, “Dustin,” by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker. It features 23-year-old Dustin Kudlick, who lives at home with his parents and younger sister. He is unmarried, unemployed and unable to see any of that as a problem. His father is a lawyer who handles everything from criminal defense to divorce. Maybe someday Dustin will grow up. But until he does, Dustin is one very good reason to keep calling your comic pages The Funnies.

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stop signs on a barricade halt passage across a flooded access road saturday at West dennis Beach on cape cod, Mass., after earl dumped rain Friday and saturday. chusetts, Earl finally made landfall Saturday morning near Western Head, Nova Scotia. It was blamed for the death of a man who drowned while trying to secure his boat near Halifax. The storm brought heavy sheets of rain and swift gusts, toppling some trees and knocking out power to more than 200,000 customers in Nova Scotia. There were numerous flight and ferry cancellations. Police said the road to the popular Peggy’s Cove tourist site near Halifax was closed to keep curious storm-watchers away from the dangerous, pounding surf.

Earl’s center was in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and was moving northeast at 52 mph. The Canadian Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for parts of Newfoundland. Earl had swooped into New England waters Friday night as a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph after sideswiping North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where it caused flooding but no injuries and little damage. The rain it brought to Cape Cod, Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard was more typical of the nor’easters that residents have been dealing with for

generations. Winds on Nantucket blew at around 30 mph, with gusts above 40 mph. The island got more than 2 inches of rain, while adjacent Martha’s Vineyard got more than 4 inches. Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said the damage was so minimal that the agency didn’t send out assessment teams as planned Saturday. “There’s nothing to assess at this point,” he said. “It wasn’t even a really bad rainstorm.”

RODANTHE (AP) — Coastal residents and vacationers shrugged off the fading effects of Hurricane Earl and got ready to enjoy Labor Day weekend as officials reopened the main highway linking the Outer Banks to the mainland Saturday. Hundreds of cars packed onto the Bonner Bridge as Highway 12 reopened around 7 a.m. The traffic also was slow because some pools of water remained on the road. The highway had been closed since overnight Thursday when water and sand blown by Earl blocked the route. Workers had to use bulldozers to help clear it and had to wait for some of the water to drain. The closure meant people who did not leave Hatteras Island and its seven villages before the storm were cut off from the mainland. While some homes flooded because of the storm, no injuries or major damage were reported. Most traffic Saturday morning headed south onto the island, as visitors made their way in to enjoy the final weekend of the summer vacation season. Wayne Hammond, a 47year-old mechanic from Baltimore, said he was initially supposed to vacation with his family for a week starting

71-year old charged after stabbing outside Catawba football stadium The Salisbury Police Department responded to a stabbing incident at Catawba College at about 7 p.m. Saturday. Salisbury Police officer Phil Simmons said Robert Spencer Massey, 71, of 1305 W. Horah St., has been charged with aggravated affray by using a knife in a fight. Freddie Lamont Lynn, 57, of 3685 E. Ridge Road, was transported to Rowan Regional Medical Center with lacerations to the upper body. The officer said Lynn had at least

three cuts that appear to be going argument for several non-life threatening. weeks. Charges are pending against Lynn for aggravated affray. Simmons said Massey used a knife that resembles a box cutter in the incident. FROM 1a Simmons said the men were fighting inside the colshe said. “I only see one lege’s football stadium before thing still standing, and that’s the stabbing occurred outmy clothes rack.” side. It was unclear why the Jordan, who has operated men were fighting. a booth at the flea market Simmons said the men with her mother for the past have been engaging in an on20 years, also runs a cleaning business and plans to reopen shop in a building on her property in a few months. She said she hopes the owners decide to rebuild the flea Two motorists were in- was driving was complaining market. jured Saturday when the driv- of minor injuries, as was the “A lot of people depend on er missed a stop sign at the 23-year-old female. this,” she said. “Nobody had end of Grace Church Road Both were transported to insurance because they and their car ran into a house Rowan Regional Medical couldn’t afford $500 to $1,000 on Miller Road. Center at 7:15 p.m., not long a month for insurance, if you The 31-year-old man who after the accident. could even get it.” Daniels of Julia Cooleemee depended on the flea market. “It’s going to hurt bad. I have no income besides this,” she said. “WithASHEBORO (AP) — North with mammary cancer two out this, I have nothing.” Carolina Zoo officials say a fe- weeks ago. Daniels stood at the fence male lion has been euthanized Senior veterinarian Ryan Saturday with teary eyes, after veterinarians deter- DeVoe says the cancer had looking through binoculars to mined that she would not re- metastasized to the animal’s see if any of her merchandise cover from cancer. lungs and she was suffering. survived the blaze. Nothing The News and Record of The lion had been at the did. She estimates her loss at Greensboro reported the 12- North Carolina Zoo since about $10,000. year-old lion was diagnosed 2002. Daniels said the only thing left is the Halloween costumes she has at her home. Posters Don Wrobel’s merchanDeadline for posters is 5 p.m. dise was spared. As an out• Port-A-Pit dinners sold Sept. 10 at Civic Center, 315 S. Martin side vendor at the market, he Luther King Jr. Ave. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Half chicken, baked beans, slaw packs up every weekend. and dessert. $8. Delivery for 10 or more dinners. 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Thursday. After the storm passed Friday, he and his family began their trip south, staying in Kitty Hawk that night and then getting to Hatteras Island shortly after authorities reopened the highway. At the same time, the remnants of Earl — which was downgraded to a tropical storm — were spinning toward Nova Scotia. “There’s always better weather after a hurricane,” Hammond noted. Ferry service from the mainland to Ocracoke Island and from Ocracoke Island to Hatteras Island also resumed Saturday morning.

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for market almost every Saturday with his friend Tim Hairston of Winston-Salem. “This was our hangout. This is where we come to people watch,” Worthington said. Gary and Debbie Kinley of Salisbury said they visited the flea market about once a month. “I hate it, I really do,” Gary Kinley said. “A lot of money went up in smoke, a lot of people’s livelihoods.” No details on the cause of the fire have been released. Investigators expect to announce their findings Tuesday. Sarah Campbell can be reached at 704-797-7683.

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YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — In the end, Earl’s worst damage in New England was to seasonal businesses hoping to end their summer on a high note. The tropical storm, far less intense than feared, brushed past the Northeast and dumped heavy, wind-driven rain on Cape Cod cottages and fishing villages but caused little damage. It left clear, blue skies in its wake. It was the perfect start to a Labor Day weekend that Cape Cod’s restaurants and hotels hoped to salvage after business was decimated ahead of the storm. “This traditionally for us is a sellout weekend,” said Voula Nikolakopoulos, one of the owners of Tidewater Inn in West Yarmouth, where business was down 80 percent. “I understand that we have to be careful, but I think all this hype was premature.” Massachusetts suffered a few hundred power outages, a handful of downed power lines and isolated flooding. Maine saw rain and churning surf but no gusts strong enough to produce damage. After skimming past North Carolina and Massa-

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Bedbugs bite at Catawba College: School confirms four cases, works to eliminate pests SARAH CAMPBELL

Recent reports that bedbugs are on the rise nationwide hit home this week as several students at Catawba College found the pesky brown bugs living in their rooms. In the past seven years, the college has had 11 reports of bedbugs. “Six of those reports were confirmed,” said Tonia BlackGold, the school’s communication officer. “Unfortunately,

four of those were confirmed this year.” Black-Gold said there have been three cases found in Fuller Hall and one in Abernathy Village. Catawba has more than 600 students living on campus this year. “It is not a widespread outbreak,” she said. “We’re going to deal with it on a case-bycase basis.” Students who live in those residence halls have been relocated to vacant rooms on campus as Chamberlain Exter-

minators works to eradicate the blood-sucking bugs. “They will not be allowed back into those rooms until Chamberlain certifies that their chemicals have done the job, then housekeeping will come in and clean,” Black-Gold said. “We’re letting Chamberlain be the professional.” Bedbug bites can carry diseases, but they do not transmit to humans, according to Orkin Pest Control’s website Bites can cause itching and may also result in

swelling or blister-like skin inflammations. Senior Kourti Hester, who has lived on campus for the past four years, said she’s never had a problem with bedbugs and hasn’t heard much talk of them this year. She recalls several people who found the pests in their rooms during her freshman year. “A few people had them, but it was from not washing their sheets,” she said. Black-Gold said the college sent out flyers to notify stu-

dents of its protocol in response to bedbugs. “Bedbugs have become an increasing problem nationwide,” the flyers said. “The increase is believed to be due to the discontinued use of the toxic chemicals that are needed to control them.” The flyer gives students information about ways to prevent bedbugs and what to do if students suspect the pests are in their room. Students who suspect their room is infested with bedbugs

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should immediately report it by using the college’s work order system, communicate with staff about the situation and wash all clothing and bedding. “We don’t want any bedbugs, obviously, but we are dealing with it,” Black-Gold said. At this time, there have been no confirmed cases of bedbugs at Livingstone College or Pfeiffer University. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

Baseball stadium lease renewal on county agenda BY KARISSA MINN

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County commissioners will revisit possible terms for renewal of the Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium lease at Tuesday’s meeting. Smith Family Baseball’s existing lease is set to expire Sept. 30, and the team has an option to renew for another five-year term. County Manager Gary Page said he is recommending the same amended terms he did at the board’s Aug. 16 meeting. In a letter to commissioners, Page wrote that the proposed terms allow the team to be profitable and stable and resolve the question of ownership with the county at 75 percent and the city at 25 percent. They also allow for the receipt of $75,000 in contributions from the team and city for capital improvements, capping the county’s taxpayer expense at $5.1 million for construction and operation over the past 15 years. Attached to the letter is a copy of a letter from the president of the South Atlantic League, Eric Krupa, stating that the team has operated at a loss from 2005 through 2009. “As far as a profit and loss statement from them, we’re not going to get that,” Page said in an interview Thursday. “That’s proprietary information that I’m sure they wouldn’t want other teams to know about.” Also attached is a statement from Smith Family Baseball saying they have not made efforts to sell naming rights, but the value of the rights is estimated to be between $25,000 and $50,000 per

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Two-day symposium will address plight of black and other minority males On paper at least, things probably should have turned out quite differently for Livingstone College head football coach Elvin James. He was born to a 15-year-old unwed mother, an alcoholic who died during a violent confrontation before age 40. His father was also an alcoholic and absent from his life. James was reared by his maternal grandmother, Jennie E. James, in an eastern North Carolina county where, according to the 2000 Census, fewer than 20 percent of all citizens 25 and older had college degrees. James makes no bones about the fact that his life could have taken a different path. He’s glad it did not. Black and other minority men in America are in a crisis, with staggering numbers in prison, strung out on drugs or selling them. James knows they’re noticeably absent from most college campuses, and, sadly, he also knows far too many black men are in the same boat as

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who recently had trouble naming all eight of COACH ELVIN JAMES his children — by six different women, no less. “Minority men in America are in trouble,” James said recently while sitting in his office at Livingstone College. “If we don’t begin to immediately attack the many problems they face, we’re going to lose an entire generation of them.” To that end, James is excited about the two-day symposium being held in Charlotte Nov. 4-5 to address the plight of black and other minority males. The symposium is part of the 2010 Commemorative Classic, the second annual named contest between Livingstone College and Johnson C. Smith University — schools that played in the first black college football game Dec. 27, 1892, when

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JCSU was called Biddle Memorial Institute. The symposium’s theme is “Black and Minority Males Taking Flight Through Personal Development, Knowledge Sharing and Commitment to Community.” The symposium will include youth practitioners, interested adults and faith-based entities that deal with issues relative to males of color. Topics will include health and wellness, relationship development, leadership development and gang violence recognition and prevention. Event organizers expect the symposium to be the precursor to an annual Black and Minority Institute. Black college football classics are nothing new, and arguably the most

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Park, a black-owned business where a talented panel will convene to try to create viable solutions to some of the ills plaguing minority men. Renowned author, educator, poet, actress, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou will be a symposium keynote speaker. Other confirmed panelists are: Barrington Irving, the youngest person and first black person to fly solo around the globe; Dr. Ronny A. Bell, a professor in the division of public health sciences, department of epidemiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Stedman Graham, chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in corporate and educational markets; Fabian J. De Rozario, president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAAAP, or National Association of Asian American Professionals; and Mike Minter, a former All-Pro safety with the Carolina Panthers, businessman and phi-



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East Y completes Mother’s Morning Out Judy Boyd directed another successful session of Mother’s Morning Out, a program designed to entertain and educate kids while mom has a chance to do other things. Four-year-olds learn they are special throughout the session, finding new ways to be safe, healthy and creative. They also learned the importance of eating healthy, exercising and using their own minds. Speakers included Rebekah Adams, Rowan Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Connection nurse for the YMCA. Other speakers were Deputy Sheriff K. A. Barringer, a dental hygienist from Oak Ridge Dental Arts in Rockwell and a nationally certified jumping jack specialist. Sponsors this year included Rockwell Grocery Mart and manager Joe Brais, who donated bells for musical instruments. The Educational Supply Store of Salisbury donated scratch and sniff stickers for books. The Flower Basket of Rockwell, owned by Tim Dean, donated dry flower petals and netting to make creative gifts for moms. For additional kids’ programs, contact the East Rowan YMCA at 704-2791742.

Patriot’s Day ceremony is Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. A Patriot’s Day observance will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Organizers plan to display the American flag and show honor on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Seating will be available for 100. The group plans to hear from firefighters, law enforcement, medical and military personnel who have personal knowledge of what happened on 9/11. Comments from the floor will be welcomed. Attendees are asked — but not required — to wear red as a reminder that America is at war and as a sign of thanks to the military. To make a reservation, email or telephone or 704-630-6430.

Navy Capt. Dale Parker retires with 27 years Capt. Dale W. Parker, a 1966 graduate of South Rowan High School, was honored Aug. 20 at a retirement ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk for his 27 years of service to the military. C a p t . P a r k e r graduated from FloriPARKER da Bible College, received a master’s from Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana and was selected for post-graduate education at Duke University. He was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in January 1984. Capt. Parker’s duties included submarine duty out of Charleston, S.C., 2nd Marine Air Wing Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, N.C. Marine Corp Air Station Chapel at Cherry Point, the USS America CV66 deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, the Arabian Gulf, the Adriatic Sea and the Carib -bean Sea and Bahrain. He served as command chaplain in Virginia Beach, Va., and NAS Oceana before retiring at Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. His personal awards are the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Capt. Parker’s family in attendance were his wife, Sharon; son, Evan; daughter, Stephanie; brothers, Steve and Wendell; sister, Joan; and their spouses, children and four grandchildren.

Lucille Snuggs Drye ALBEMARLE — Lucille Snuggs Drye, 84, of Albemarle, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at her home. Born Sept. 2, 1926, in Norwood, she was the daughter of the late Eli Snuggs and Stella Mae Johnson Snuggs. Educated at Badin School, Mrs. Drye was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and she was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Drye was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Eli Snuggs and John Wayne Snuggs. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Donald Drye; two sons, Donald Bryan Drye and wife Jean, of Raleigh; and Edward Lewis Drye and wife Carla of Troy, Ohio; four grandchildren, Christopher Drye, Brittany Harris, Stewart Blatt, and Bryan Drye; and three great-grandchildren, Christian Drye, Braedin Drye, and Kaeleb Drye. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Stanly Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Whittington officiating. Burial will be in Randall's United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or Bethany United Methodist Church, 2411 US Hwy 52 N., Albemarle, NC 28001 Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at

George T. Marshall MOCKSVILLE — George Thomas Marshall, 68, of Howardtown Circle, died on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Born in Davie County on April 4, 1942, he was the son of the late Thomas Kitchen and Lera Carter Marshall. He was retired from Lexington Furniture and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Marshall, a brother, Frank Marshall; and a sister, Sarah Luper. Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife, Patricia Wyrick Marshall, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1967; a son, Christopher Thomas (Paula) Marshall of Mocksville; four sisters, Joann Smith of Mocksville, Elaine (Blaine) York of Winchester, Va., Betty (Thomas) Moeller of High Point, and Madeline (Johnny) Hire of Clemmons; three brothers, John (Adna) Marshall and Mark (Pandora) Marshall of Mocksville and William (Johnna) Marshall of Clemmons; and two grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Marshall and Katina Renee Marshall. Service & Visitation: The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Marshall will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Rev. Father Andrew Draper officiating. Burial will be in the Dulin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service. Memorials: For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Forsyth County Hospice & Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, WinstonSalem, NC 27103 or to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 862 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. Condolences may be sent to the family at Davie Funeral Service is serving the family of George Thomas Marshall.


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SPENCER — Sadie Sasser Baker Brown, 101, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born March 3, 1909, in Johnston County, to the late Eliza Rowe and William Sasser, Mrs. Brown was educated in the Johnston County Schools. She was employed with the Rowan County School System as Cafeteria Manager in the Spencer School and North Rowan High School. She also worked for Salisbury Community Council. Mrs. Brown was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer and of the Raines Free Will Baptist Church in Johnston County. Brownie, as everyone called her, was a remarkable lady and a remarkable example of Christian living. She influenced all of our lives. She was a great cook, loved flowers, kept up with all the news and amazed us with her tremendous memory. She enjoyed watching college sports on TV, watching the Atlanta Braves and listening to the Catawba basketball games on the radio. She was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Delton Baker in 1936; her second husband Joel L. Brown in 1967; daughter Gaynelle Baker in 1933; step-daughter Marquette Brown Whitley in 1996; and son Walt Baker in 2001. Survivors include her son William Baker and wife Patricia, of Spencer; daughter-in-law Carolyn Baker of Spencer; five grandchildren, Jim, Chip, Jay and Stacy Baker and Sarah B. Thompson; nine great-grandchildren, Thomas, Samantha, Josh, Katie, Jamie, Madison, Hannah, Jake and Ben; special nieces, Joann Woodard and Pat Radford; and others. Funeral service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Myers officiating. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at the Raines Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation: 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Summersett Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Walt Baker Endowment Fund, 215 Fifth Street, Spencer, NC 28159. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


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ROANOKE, Va. — Marvin S. Corriher, 86 of Roanoke, Va., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Born and raised in Rowan County, he served in the United States Army during World War II and worked as a conductor for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sara; daughter, Donna Will and husband, William; son, Timothy Corriher and family friend, Priscilla King; granddaughters, Heather Seymour and Ashley Poindexter and her husband, Derrick; great-grandson, Gabriel Hunley; and sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Raymer Goodman. Service & Visitation: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Shenandoah Baptist Church with Rev. Albin Crutchfield officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday Sept. 6, at the Oakey's North Chapel. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Disease, Roanoke/Salem Chapter ADRDA, 2728 Colonial Ave, SW Suite 2, Roanoke, VA 24015. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel (540) 362-1237.

NORWOOD — Thelma Irene Karriker Cavin, 77, of Norwood, died Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Mrs. Cavin was born May 10, 1933, in Mooresville, a daughter of the late Clay and Delsie Watts Karriker. Her grandfather, Lawrence Watts, and aunt, Vada Watts Rosenbrock, raised her from the age of 18 months after the death of her mother. She graduated from Landis High School, Landis, where she was in the National Beta Club and was a cheerleader. She worked for Bell South for 38-1/2 years in Charlotte and Shreveport, La. She was a member of CWA Retired 3603 Charlotte and a life-member of Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, China Grove. She is survived by her husband, Earl B. Cavin, whom she married on Oct. 31, 1951; two daughters, Alise Newbanks and Denise Cavin; and two grandsons, John Newbanks Jr. and Patrick Newbanks. Norwood Services: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Bob Cauble will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. China Grove Services: A memorial service will also be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Mount Zion United Church of Christ in China Grove. Rev. Jerry Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 Wednesday afternoon at the church. Memorials: May be made to Mount Zion United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1298, China Grove, NC 28023-1298. Online condolences made be made at

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SALISBURY — Bobbie Todd Dowell, 78, of Salisbury, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Autumn Care of Salisbury. Born March 30, 1932 in Yadkinville, she was the daughter of the late Hobert Lee Todd and Gertrude Dinkins Todd. Mrs. Dowell was educated in the Clemmons schools and graduated from Clemmons High School She was a secretary at A. T. Allen Elementary School and Salisbury High School for 20 years. Mrs. Dowell was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Gilmer Dowell on May 2, 2010. Survivors include her son, Lawrence G. "Dusty" Dowell II and wife Jennifer of Lexington; daughter, Cynthia Dowell Church and husband Michael of Salisbury; sister, Bette Todd Hayes of WinstonSalem; and grandchildren, Allyson Dowell, Heather Tomlinson and husband Graydon, Thomas Dowell and Trace Dowell. Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the U.S. National Cemetery with the Rev. Carroll Robinson officiating. Walter Herbert Robinson Memoials: Memorials may YONKERS, N.Y. — Walter be made to Alzheimers AssoHerbert Robinson, formerly of ciation, Western Carolina East Spencer, passed Friday Chaper, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Joseph's Charlotte, NC 28215. Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. ArSummersett Funeral rangements are incomplete Home is in charge of arrangeand will be announced at a lat- ments. Online condolences er date by Noble and Kelsey may be made at www.sumFuneral Home, Inc.

- Marine Gunnery Sgt. Floyd E.C. Holley, 36, of Casselberry, Fla., died Aug. 29 while supporting combat operations, Helmand province, Afghanistan. ---------------

- Army Sgt. Patrick K. Durham, 24, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and - Army Spc. Andrew J. Castro, 20, of Westlake Village, Calif., died Aug. 28 in Babur, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. ---------------

- Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, of Yucca Valley, Calif., died Aug. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ---------------

- Marine Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder, 34, of Pine City, Minn., died Aug. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ---------------

- Army Capt. Dale A Goetz, 43, of White, S.D.; and - Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Infante, 30, of Cypress, Texas; and - Army Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Kessler, 32, of Canton, Ohio; and - Army Staff Sgt. Matthew J. West, 36, of Conover, Wis. ; and - Army Pfc. Chad D. Clements, 26, of Huntington, Ind., died Aug. 30 in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

- Army Staff Sgt. James R. Ide, 32, of --------------Festus, Mo., died Aug. 29 at Hyderabad, - Marine Sgt. Joseph A. Bovia, 24, of Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when inKenner, La., died Aug. 31 while supporting surgents attacked his unit with small arms combat operations in Helmand province, fire. Afghanistan. --------------- Army Spc. James C. Robinson, 27, of - Marine Lance Cpl. Cody A. Roberts, 22, Lebanon, Ohio, died Aug. 28 at Paktika, of Boise, Idaho, died Aug. 31 while supportAfghanistan, when insurgents attacked his ing combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. unit with indirect fire. ---------------


- Army Pfc. Chad D. Coleman, 20, of Moreland, Ga.; and - Army Pvt. Adam J. Novak, 20, of Prairie du Sac, Wis., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Aug. 27 in Paktiya, Afghanistan.

- Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Rodgers, 20, of Griffin, Ga., died Sept. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ---------------

- Army 2nd Lt. Mark A. Noziska, 24, of Papillon, Neb.; and - Army Staff Sgt. Casey J. Grochowiak, --------------- Army Capt. Ellery R. Wallace, 33, of 34, of Lompoc, Calif., died Aug. 30 in Malajat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when Utah; and - Army Pfc. Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harri- insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. son, Ark., died Aug. 29 at Nangahar, --------------Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when - Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua T. Twigg, 21, their military vehicle was struck by rocket of Indiana, Pa., died Sept. 2 while conductpropelled grenade on Aug. 28 at Nangahar, ing combat operations in Helmand Afghanistan. province, Afghanistan.

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The shelter will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. F r o m rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has

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gether different from theirs but who founds ways to defy the odds, rather than reaffirming the stereotypes. FROM 3a “As HBCU presidents, Dr. lanthropist. Carter and I see AfricanAs Livingstone’s head foot- American males every day, ball coach, James is gearing and it’s time society stops igup for the big game. But as a father of two — his daughter, a consultant living in Charlotte, was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his son, a senior at Pikeville Aycock High School in Goldsboro, has committed to play football at UNC next fall — he’s excited about the symposium and its potential impact. “When they say it takes a village to raise a child, I can relate to that,� said James, who has a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s degree in physical education from North Carolina Central University. “I was part of that. I was adopted by my maternal grandmother because both of my parents were alcoholics and my mother had me at 15.� James hasn’t wavered from his initial thought that the symposium is a wonderful idea. “We’re having this symposium because we’re trying to save our kids,� he said. “I can identify with what they’re trying to establish because I was a product of the type of environment the symposium will address. I’m a football coach, but to me the kids are what it’s all about. Even in practice, I ask my guys to ‘give me something to grow on.’ In other words, I’m trying to ascertain what they learned in class that day. I always try to emphasize education. After all, there’s life after football, and education is a surefire way to turn things around with our minority males.� Jenkins and Carter are determined through the symposium and other ways to bring about change. They realize the very existence of Livingstone College and Johnson C. Smith University — along with 103 other HBCUs across America — is a profound way to address the plight of minority males. But they also recognize a profound need to devise ways to reach these men outside of higher education settings. They hope students from the Rowan-Salisbury and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school systems will attend the symposium because the way they see it, it’s never too early to start trying to teach young men about choosing the right paths or too early to put them face-to-face with positive men of color, men who in some instances grew up in circumstances not alto-


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with RBC Bank, which submitted the lowest effective bid with a proposal using Build America Bonds (BABs). Because the project serves a public purpose, the county could receive a rebate from the federal government equal to 35 percent of the interest paid on the bonds. The taxable interest rate in RBC Bank’s bid is 3.280 percent, but the effective interest rate to the county would be 2.132 percent. “This interest rate is a much better rate than we planned,â€? Page said. “We talked about maybe 4 or 4.5 percent.â€? Also at Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners plan to: • Consider a resolution supporting an increase to the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board membership from three to five. • Consider a resolution in support of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which addresses illegal immigration. • Hold a quasi-judicial hearing to modify a conditional use permit at 1940 Providence Church Road.



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••• Even with the poor economy, downtown is nearly full. The retail vacancy rate is between 10 and 12 percent, Hemann said. The office vacancy rate is 7 or 8 percent, and residential is 5 percent. “That is very good considering the economy. A lot of people don’t have numbers like that,” Hemann said. “You have to have strong businesses to weather what we’re going through right now.” Hemann credits stalwart downtown anchors like Bernhardt’s Hardware, Innes Street Drug, Queen’s and the Stitchin’ Post for providing a consistent, stable presence that can launch new endeavors. Sometimes, downtown acts as a business incubator. At least three companies that left downtown last year moved to bigger locations in Salisbury — Habitat Restore, Havana Knights and Stout Studio Architecture. ••• While the city and Rowan County own the most downtown property, other significant owners include the Salisbury Post, the Wallace family, developer Lane Yates and Downtown Salisbury itself, which owns the Empire Hotel. Downtown property holds its value because of density, Hemann said. And because downtown has been the center of commerce for more than 250 years. “Strip centers come and go, but downtown remains,” he said. According to Hemann’s annual report, land values in downtown remain among the highest in Rowan County at $1.02 million per taxable acre. An acre of downtown land generates $12,110 in city and county taxes. By comparison, the value of a strip shopping center in Salisbury is around $580,000 per acre, which generates $6,873 in taxes. Bob Potter wanted to consider a shopping center for the new wine shop, but his wife wouldn’t let him. “Downtown is where we want to be,” Stephanie Potter said she told her husband, whom she married a week before they opened the store. “Downtown is the greatest place to have a business.” The Potters, Harrell and Beeker all live, as well as work, downtown. Downtown now has more than 140 residences, Hemann said. An acre of urban houses, such as those in Fulton Heights, is worth about $1 million and generates $11,944 in city and county taxes. An acre in a suburban development, which is typically one house in a subdivision like Neel Estates, is worth about $122,000, Hemann said. It generates $726 per

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GRAHAM (AP) — A defense attorney became the first of what’s expected to be a long line of lawyers attacking the credibility of the state’s crime lab in a trial. The News and Observer of Raleigh reported that Durham lawyer Scott Holmes tried unsuccessfully Friday to get his client’s murder trial postponed so evidence processed by the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab could be independently tested. Judge J.B. Allen refused to postpone the Sept. 27 trial, but he ordered money be provided for Holmes to have new tests done quickly and


NEW YORK (AP) — American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more trouble for their communities. Their goal is not only to protect Muslims, but also to prevent them from retaliating if provoked. One Sept. 11 protest in New York against the proposed mosque near ground zero is expected to feature Geert Wilders, the aggressively anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker. The same day in Gainesville, Fla., the Dove World Outreach Center plans to burn copies of the Quran. “We can expect crazy people out there will do things, but we don’t want to create a hysteria,” among Muslims, said Victor Begg of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan. “Americans, in general, they support pluralism. It’s just that there’s a lot of misinformation out there that has created confusion.” On Tuesday, the Islamic Society of North America will hold a summit of Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders in Washington “to address the growing tide of fear and intolerance” in the furor over the planned New York mosque. Adding to Muslim concern is a fluke of the lunar calendar: Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday marking the end of Ramadan, will fall around Sept. 11 this year. Muslim leaders fear festivities could be misinterpreted as celebrating the 2001 terror strikes.

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their support again — if they even vote. At stake nationally is the balance of power in Washington, the tone for the remainder of Obama’s first term and his likely 2012 re-election bid. All 435 House seats as well as 37 Senate seats are on the ballot. The country also will elect 37 governors in races that will determine who oversees the once-a-decade redrawing of political districts. Republicans are hoping to capitalize on voters’ economic disillusionment, frustration with Obama and tea partygenerated enthusiasm.

Democrats are relying on a financial advantage, a robust get-out-the-vote operation and, mostly, the ghost of George W. Bush to curb an expected Nov. 2 shellacking. “My opponent had both hands on the wheel as he and President Bush drove this economy into the ditch,” says Fisher, a former lieutenant governor trying desperately to overcome a strong and wellfunded challenge by Republican Rob Portman, an ex-congressman who was a Bush budget director and trade representative. In Ohio and elsewhere, the

party that won control of Congress and the White House in the past two elections is facing the real possibility of losing power. Not that Ohio Democrats will acknowledge their dismal prospects with eight weeks to Election Day. “The mood of the public is fluid,” Strickland argues. “I don’t believe this is going to be a terrible year for Democrats. That verdict has not yet been reached.” True, but Ohio Democrats preside over a volatile electorate angered by a 10.3 percent unemployment rate, above the national average, and there’s no doubt that the economy — and Obama’s policies — is driving the fury of Ohioans and shaping races.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs — or know someone who has — now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips. And that’s jeopardizing the party’s chances across the country in November’s elections. In Ohio, a big swing-voting state, Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland is in a dogfight for re-election. Senate candidate Lee Fisher may be even worse off. As many as six House Democrats could lose their jobs this fall. Recession-fueled animosity is dominating every race, giving Republicans hope of huge victories. Like almost everywhere else, Ohio voters don’t much care for Washington, Wall Street or anything resembling the establishment. They grouse about every politician, including President Barack Obama, whom Ohioans played a critical role in electing. They fume over the nation’s teetering finances. “I don’t think we’ve seen the worst of it yet,” says Jarrod Davis, 26, a Republican. Adds independent Dan Sharpe, 41: “So far, nothing’s gotten better under the Democrats.” Both of these construction workers backed Obama and his party before, but they say Democrats can’t count on

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Salisbury accountant, Harvard Business School seek funds for charity John P. Burke of Salisbury is proud of what his alma mater is doing for area charities. Burke, a retired certified public accountant, is among area Harvard Business School alumni who raise funds for charity by helping area executives sharpen their management skills. For the eighth year this fall, the Harvard Business School Club of

Charlotte will offer its Management Development Program. The MDP program allows midcareer executives to hone decision-making skills while discussing case studies in accounting, marketing, finance, operations, organizational behavior, leadership and ethics. Many of the instructors have jobs as CEOs and managing partners or principals in local

firms, according to Burke. Volunteer alumni of Harvard Business School, including Burke and 25 others, teach the course, using the case study method developed at Harvard. Cost of the 13week program is $1,800. According to the Charlotte Observer, the Harvard Business School Club “has donated — after absorbing the cost of books, food

and administration — about $165,000 to local charities, or about 80 percent of its tuition revenue.” Classes are held each Monday from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the McColl Center of Queens University, at the corner of Selwyn Avenue and Wellesley Avenue in Charlotte. The class runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 13. A snack is provided between 5:30 and 6 p.m. by the host organization.

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EATTLE — Dell Inc. doesn’t have to start over in its quest to become a significant purveyor of technology for businesses after losing a multibillion dollar bidding contest for an obscure data-storage maker. But it won’t be easy, either, for Dell to shake its “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” image and move into the more profitable business of selling powerful behind-thescenes technology to other companies. Dell, which launched the bidding contest for 3Par Inc. on Aug. 16, conceded defeat this past week and said it won’t match the last offer from its archrival, HewlettPackard Co. HP raised the stakes to $33 per share, or about $2.07 billion — 83 percent above


Dell’s first offer and more than three times what 3Par stock was trading at then. Dell’s latest offer had been a dollar per share less, or about $2 billion. Dell was hoping to buy 3Par so it could diversify its business more quickly. Dell’s made-to-order computer business helped make PCs inexpensive and ubiquitous, but other companies including HP found ways to build even cheaper machines using contract manufacturers. Although HP was able to expand beyond the business of selling computers, Dell has remained very much a computer company, with more than half its revenue coming from PCs last fiscal year. Rising component costs and the PC industry’s race to

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Key dates related to 3Par May 1999: 3Par is founded. Nov. 16, 2007: 3Par goes public. Shares close at $16.64, above the initial offering price of $14 per share. May 4, 2010: 3Par reports a net loss of $3.2 million on revenue of $194.2 million for the most recent fiscal year, which ended March 31. Aug. 13: 3Par shares close at $9.65 per share. Aug. 16: Dell Inc. announces offer to buy 3Par for $18 per share, or $1.13 billion. Aug. 23: Hewlett-Packard Co. counters with $24-per-share offer, worth $1.5 billion. Aug. 26: Dell announces higher offer of $24.30 per share, or $1.52 billion, and says 3Par has accepted. Companies disclose they altered agreement to make it slightly more painful for 3Par to accept another offer; 3Par would have to pay Dell a termination fee of $72 million, up from $53.5 million. Later in the day, HP responds with offer of $27 per share, or $1.69 billion. Aug. 27: Dell matches HP's $27-per-share offer. Hours later, HP boosts bid to $30 per share, or $1.88 billion. Aug. 28: 3Par says its board determined that HP's latest offer is superior to Dell's, and 3Par would terminate its previous deal with Dell. Dell still had three business days to match the HP offer. Sept. 2: 3Par announces that Dell has revised offer to $32 per share, or $2 billion, and termination fee that 3Par would have to pay Dell is raised to $92 million. Before that was announced, HP tops it with $33-per-share bid, or about $2.07 billion. Barely an hour later, Dell concedes and says it won't match HP's offer. Later in the day, 3Par's board approves HP's deal and pays Dell a termination fee of $72 million. — ASSoCIAteD PreSS

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Novant Medical Group has added two new doctors to its staff, Dr. Joseph Chipman and Dr. Michael Austen. Chipman joins Drs. Dennis Hill and Sheila Smalls-Stokes at Rowan Neurology, 911 W. Henderson St., Suite 120, in the Kiser Medical building at Rowan Regional MedCHIPMAN ical Center. Chipman, who is boardcertified in neurology, had been practicing in the Lake Norman area. He completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, followed by an internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He offers Botox injections to reduce muscle spasticity from movement disorders and trigger point injections for myofascial pain syndrome and headaches. Call 704-637-1779 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Austen is joining Rowan Family Physicians’ team of nine providers at 650 Julian Road. He is board-eligible in family medicine, has completed a residency in family medicine at Cabarrus Family MediAUSTEN cine and CMC-Northeast. He attended medical school at the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles, where he graduated at the top of his class. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 704-637-3373.

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Davidson leads state financial group Ron Davidson of Greensboro has been elected president of the North Carolina Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for the 2010-11 association year. Davidson is a native of Salisbury and he earned an associate’s in degree DAVIDSON business administration in 1976 from Rowan Technical College. His parents are Biddie Davidson of Mocksville and the late Clyde Baxter Davidson. His website is www.

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DEAR BRUCE: My ailing mother does not have a legal will, but says that she has listed her three children on a quitclaim deed, to be registered at the time of her death, in order for us to inherit her home. I don’t feel this is the right way for this to be done, as it may cause us additional tax to be paid at that time, in addition to taxes being paid upon selling the home. Would this then be considered a gift with applicable gift taxes due? The home is worth about $170,000. Also, would it be tied up in probate due to the absence of a will? — C.R. via e-mail

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CHICAGO (AP) — Burger King’s new ruler could help its empire expand. Burger King Holdings Inc. sealed a deal this past week to sell itself for $3.26 billion to 3G Capital, an investment firm with strong ties to Latin America. The fast-food chain’s chairman and CEO, John Chidsey, said the deal will help it expand more rapidly overseas. Chidsey, who will become co-chairman of the company after the tender offer is complete, said the $24-per-share deal also brings 3G Capital’s experience and contacts abroad. “Hopefully they’ll be able to even provide more of an accelerant to the fire,” he told the Associated Press. More than a third of Burger King’s locations are outside the U.S. That’s growing as the company shifts its expansion focus to other countries. In the past year, 90 percent of its new locations were built abroad. Chidsey declined to comment on specific strategies, deferring to 3G Capital. He also declined to comment on potential efforts to cut costs, including possible layoffs. Messages left for 3G Capital weren’t returned but the company told franchisees and investors in a letter on its website that it plans to invest in the brand and highlighted opportunities in Asia and Latin America. Burger King’s headquarters will remain in Miami. Burger King has more than 12,100 locations around the world and perennially lags its far larger competitor McDonald’s Corp. It struggled to keep up with its rival during the economy’s roller

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coaster of the past two years. Its biggest problem: high unemployment among its most important, but notoriously fickle, group of customers — young men between 18 and 34, whom it has targeted with big burgers like the 930-calorie BK Quad Stacker and edgy ads featuring the creepy King character. But there are deeper reasons for five consecutive quarters of declines in sales at locations open at least a year. Burger King’s once-unique concept of flame-broiled burgers isn’t so rare these days, thanks to a boom in gourmet hamburgers from smaller competitors such as Five Guys and Culver’s. And its profits suffer from trying to match McDonald’s super-low prices, which has angered franchisees. “McDonald’s is just eating their lunch,” said Bob Goldin, an analyst at the food consulting firm Technomic Inc. “Burger King’s very heavily focused on a core audience of the younger male. And with that group, their attention goes to whoever has a better deal or whatever is hotter.” Analysts say Burger King needs a

new approach with the help of its new owner, including becoming more efficient and differentiating itself from McDonald’s by creating new menu items that will keep its customers coming back. It’s already had some success with its BK Ribs, which even at a high price of $7 for an eight-piece order, sold out earlier than expected this spring. The company’s also changing its breakfast menu. “This will give them more of an opportunity to develop a compelling menu,” Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy said. The company needs to work with its large group of franchise owners to brighten locations, UBS analyst David Palmer said. That will take time and money. Burger King will likely need the support of that massive base of franchise owners, who own most of its locations in the U.S. and with whom the restaurant chain has squabbled over its deeply discounted promotions. The National Franchisee Association said in a statement late Thursday that it welcomes the new ownership and was “encouraged by 3G Capital’s commitment to our long-term mutual success.” Burger King became publicly traded in 2006, four years after an earlier consortium of investment firms acquired the company. The group — TPG Capital, Bain Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Funds — still owns 31 percent of Burger King’s outstanding shares and have agreed to tender their stock in the deal.

Billionaire has plan for Hefty bag brand WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The reclusive New Zealand billionaire buying the U.S. maker of Hefty brand trash bags to create the world’s second-biggest packaging business started out as a tow truck driver and bounced back from the brink of bankruptcy more than a decade ago to become his country’s richest person. After dropping out of high school at age 16, Graeme Hart now has a fortune estimated at $4 billion by New Zealand’s “National Business Review” rich list and holds spot No. 144 on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s wealthiest peo-

FROM 10a be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Applebee’s, 205 Faith Road. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s community outreach programs. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door starting at 8 a.m. or by calling Alicia Barber at 704-212-7033. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

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Former Salisbury resident Larry Shaw (1928-2009) has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association. Shaw co-founded with William Lyon the Lyon-Shaw wrought iron outdoor furniture company in 1969.


The local Fred’s Hometown Discount store, 908 N. Salisbury Ave., is joining others in com- SHAW memorating fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for emergency teams. Through Submit information about new businessSept. 12, stores are selling “Hero Hats” for $1 es, honors and management promotions to each, with all proceeds going to selected emer- Include a daygency teams. In addition, all operating prof- time phone number.


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Eminem’s former production company to get more royalties SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has found Eminem’s former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper’s songs and ringtones. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Friday that F.B.T. Productions LLC contract entitled Eminem and his producers to a 50-50 split with Universal for recordings. The record label had been paying 12 percent of sales, the rate for physical albums.

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ple. The 55-year-old shuns the spotlight and has not sought to parlay his wealth into political clout. His flagship investment vehicle Rank Group is barely known outside financial circles. “He is the nearest thing to being a business loner,” says New Zealand business commentator and author Graeme Hunt, who predicted Hart’s move on Pactiv, the U.S. trash bag maker. The deal for Pactiv, the maker of Hefty brand trash bags, would create a packaging giant with sufficient bulk to strike exclusive packaging arrangements with global food conglomerates, such as Kraft.


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declined to comment, referring all questions to PepsiCo. The ad is part of a campaign pushing the no-calorie Pepsi MAX. The spot with “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” is a remake of the company’s “Diner” Super Bowl commercial from 1995, but this time Pepsi MAX is pitted against Coke Zero. In the original, one of the best loved commercials from Super Bowl XXIX, delivery drivers from the rival soft drink makers form a shortlived friendship in a diner over music. Backed by the song “Get Together” from The Youngbloods in 1995, and War’s hit in this year’s ad, the drivers sample each other’s drinks and the Coca-Cola driver prefers the Pepsi product. In both ads, the friendship comes to an abrupt end. But the War members apparently weren’t amused. They have asked for a jury trial and “confiscation of unlawful profits” in amount to be determined. Original members listed in the lawsuit are Harold Brown, Lee Oskar Levitin, Howard Scott, and Morris Dickerson. Laurian Miller, daughter of Charles Miller, is also a plaintiff. “Pepsi is selling its billiondollar brand based on their voices and they have to pay for it,” Freundlich said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the original funk band War say they can’t be friends with PepsiCo. They’re suing the soft drink maker for more than $10 million, saying it did not negotiate with them to use their song “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” in a new commercial. Even if PepsiCo and its agencies got rights from the music’s publishers or anyone else who owns them, attorney Ken Freundlich and his co-counsel Max Sprecher said the company should have negotiated with the artists too. In a lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles, some of the group’s original members and a relative said they learned the 1975 hit was in the ad for Pepsi MAX only when the commercials launched in July. PepsiCo said in a statement it believes the lawsuit has no merit. “Pepsi has a long history of partnering with iconic celebrities and musicians and we value our relationship with the music and entertainment industry,” the company, based in Purchase, N.Y., said in a statement. A spokesman for ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day

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software maker Oracle Corp. began selling servers after acquiring Sun Microsystems in January, and networking equipment king Cisco Systems Inc. started to build its own servers last year. Even Dell’s biggest acquisition to date, Perot Systems, didn’t carry the weight Dell might have hoped, Forrester Research analyst Andrew Reichman said. The large technology-consulting business, which Dell bought last fall for $3.9 billion, isn’t influential enough “to really move the needle as much as Dell would need to be on an equal footing with HP and IBM,” Reichman said.

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TEACHERS FROM 12a Ken Sherrill was replaced by Trisha Hudson-Baptist, a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg assistant principal, this year. Rowan-Salisbury officials learned in July the school system had won a nearly $2.2 million grant to improve student achievement and increase the graduation rate at Henderson. Among the requirements for accepting the grant money were replacing the principal and at least half the teaching staff. • • • Teachers at Faith Elementary also have a positive work environment, with 95 percent agreeing the school is a good place to work and learn, up 11 percentage points from 84 percent in 2008. Principal Jacqueline Maloney said she creates an atmosphere of shared leadership, using the survey to guide the school improvement plan. Ninety-two percent of teachers feel the school improvement team provides effective leadership and 95 percent feel they receive feedback that can help them improve teaching. “I take everything to my staff and the mission and vision is developed by them” Maloney said. “It gives them ownership in what they’re doing and how they want to do it.” More than 97 percent of teachers feel the school is clean and well maintained. “Everyone pitches in and everyone helps here, it’s not just the custodians’ job to keep the school clean,” Maloney said. “We’re a collective unit here and if someone needs something we all come to their aid.” Maloney, who is starting her fourth year as principal at Faith, said she believes her excitement for education has been a driving force in the school’s improved working conditions throughout the past two years. “I love this school, I love coming to work,” she said. “I’m a very enthusiastic person and I think that’s contagious.” • • • North Rowan Elementary’s teachers seem to be on the same page in more ways than one. Ninety-two percent agree the school is a great place to work and learn, up 22 percentage points from 70 percent in 2008. The school received high scores for school leadership. Ninety-eight percent of teachers feel the faculty and staff have a shared vision, receive feedback that can help them improve teaching and proce-

dures for teacher evaluation are consistent. Principal Rick Hampton, who has been at the school for six years, said he can’t put his finger on one specific thing that’s helped improve the climate for teachers at North Rowan, but suspect it’s a combination of efforts. He said he’s worked to improve the school’s teacher retention rate to provide continuity. “We don’t have a high turnover rate like we used to,” he said. “That makes it easier for teachers to get to know one another and collaborate.” Ninety-two percent of teachers feel they are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction and 92 percent feel they are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues. Hampton said the administrative staff and teachers work together to provide a child-centered education to all students and to reduce class size. “We just try to put the children first,” he said. “I think most educators are in it because they want to see children succeed. “We want people who want to be here ... that’s important.” A solid 100 percent of teachers agreed they have sufficient access to instructional technology including computers, printers, software and Internet access. Hampton said he believes providing teachers with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom has given teachers the opportunity to provide students with more ways to learn than ever before. “We’ve been working very hard over the past few years to make our classrooms more 21st-century learning oriented,” he said. • • • Although more than 80 per-

cent of the Rowan-Salisbury teachers feel their school is a great place to work and learn, the system showed room for improvement in some areas. About half of teachers — 53 percent — feel efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork they are required to do. The problem seems to be widespread, as 55 percent of teachers statewide feel the same way. Statewide, about 81 percent of teachers feel reliability and speed of Internet connections are sufficient to support instruction. The district lags behind the state average with 65 percent of teachers who feel Internet connections are sufficient. About 67 percent of the district’s teachers feel school administrators support their efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom. Statewide that figure is 72 percent. The district received high marks for providing parents and guardians with useful information for student learning, with 97 percent of teachers who agree that’s the case. Facilities and resources also received positive feedback from teachers with 91 percent agreeing their school environment is clean and well maintained, and 90 percent who feel the physical environment of classroom support teaching and learning. • • • Eighty-seven percent of Kannapolis City Schools teachers feel their school is a great place to work and learn, up 4 percentage points from 83 percent in 2008. The school system had a 94 percent participation rate with 416 of 443 teachers responding to the survey. Less than 70 percent of teachers feel efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork they are required to do, a consistant problem on the state and local

level. Rowan-Salisbury Like schools, Kannapolis received high scores for facilities and resources. Ninety-eight percent of teachers feel they have sufficient acess to reliable communication technology including phones, faxes and email and 92 percent who agree the school environment is clean and well-maintained. Shady Brook Elementary received the district’s lowest satisfaction rating from teachers with 83 percent agreeing the school is a good place to work and learn. Fred L. Wilson Elementary received the highest marks with 93 percent. • • • Visit to find out more information about the survey and view a complete list of statewide, district and individual school results. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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Upsets rule in Labor Day golf BY DAVID SHAW

Ken Clarke and Chris Owen haven’t done anything the easy way lately. They spent last Sunday scrambling to qualify for the championship flight in this weekend’s Labor Day FourBall tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury, winning a nine-team sudden death playoff. Their reward was a No. 16 seed and match with topseeded Roy and Glenn Dixon in Saturday’s opening round. “It would have been an wayne hinshaw/saLisBUrY post embarrassment if we hadn’t richard plummer's body eng- gotten back here,” said lish didn't help the putt go in. Owen, who paired with

Clarke to finish second overall a year ago. “We had to find our way.” “Yeah — and we did the same thing last year,” added Clarke. “We had to win a playoff to get in and then we finished as runnersup. So far, it’s sort of a repeat.” They certainly hope so. Clarke and Owen kicked off the upset-filled first round with a headline-grabbing surprise, stunning the Dixons by 3 and 2. “Those guys shot a 62 in the qualifying (round),” Owen said. “You look at the sheet and you’re thinking, ‘What do you have to do to beat them?’ ” It wasn’t easy. The Dixons were two holes up after five

and seemed to be cruising into the second round. “There was no pressure on us,” Owen insisted. “We weren’t supposed to win. Everybody has to come beat us.” They rallied for consecutive birdies and took their first lead of match with a par on No. 9. “Then we birdied 14 and 16,” said Clarke. “We made some nice putts on the back nine. That really helped.” It was Clarke who finished off the Dixons on the 16th. He slid a 15-foot putt for birdie into the cup to end it, moments after Roy Dixon — the Salisbury High School senior and defending state individual champion — tapped a 10-footer that stayed on the edge.

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steve Yang blasts out of the sand trap onto the eighth green. Owen and Clarke will face father-son tandem Al and Kevin Lentz, the eighth seed, in today’s second round. They advanced by edging 2008 champions John and Johnny Kyger by 2 and 1. “It feels good just to be moving on,” said Owen. “The

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Blue Bears now 0-2 BY RICKY ROGERS

The Blue Bear football team fell on Newberry 55 the road to LStone 0 the Newberry College Wolves Saturday, 55-0. Newberry got off to a fast start taking the opening kickoff back 67 yards to the Livingstone 28-yard line. Less than two minutes later the Wolves put the ball in the end zone through the air for a 7-0 lead. The Blue Bears’ first offensive drive lasted only three plays and went two yards and ended with a punt. It never got better. Newberry increased its lead to 14-0 with 9:44 left in the first quarter. The Wolves marched 48 yards on five plays to go up 21-0. Livingstone’s sophomore quarterback Curtis Edens had a pass picked off and taken back for a score and the Blue Bears were down 28-0 after one quarter. It was 35-0 at halftime. Livingstone got the kickoff to start the second half and on its third play from scrimmage fumbled the ball away to Newberry. The Wolves were able to tack on a field goal off the turnover to go up 38-0. On the next Livingstone possession Edens was intercepted. Sophomore running back Miles Harris led the team with 18 rushing yards. Edens passed for 47 yards on eight completions. Defensively, linebacker Bryan Aycoth led the way with eight tackles including three for a loss of yards. Junior Shawntez Jones also added seven tackles. Devonta Harmon intercepted a pass. The Blue Bears will be home next Saturday when it plays host to crosstown rival Catawba in a 6 p.m. contest in a battle for the Mayor’s Cup.

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Catawba loses opener BY MIKE LONDON

The final, painful seconds ticked off the clock on SatSt. Aug’s 20 urday, and CatawCatawba 17 ba defensive beast Brandon Sutton stared at the night sky above Shuford Stadium in dismay and disbelief. The scoreboard read St. Augus-

tine’s 20, Catawba 17, and it may as well have been 99-0. A loss is a loss, and Catawba’s football team, eager for a turnaround season, is 0-1. “Our guys hung together all the way, and we never split,” Catawba head coach Chip Hester on a field where the expected celebration had turned into a solemn wake. “But in the end, you have to execute.” The official stat sheet showed Catawba with just four penalties for

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40 yards, but they came at bad times. Fans will remember a sure touchdown that receiver Eric Morman, who has 59 career catches, bobbled in the end zone, but there were many critical drops. “We left a lot of plays on the field,” Hester said. “They just played better than us.” St. Aug’s linebacker Steven Stanback made 14 tackles, and QB Joaquin Green threw for 202 yards

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HAMPTON, Ga. — Jamie McMurray believed he had the fastest car from the first practice to the last lap Saturday night. McMurray proved the point by taking the lead for good on the final restart and holding off Kyle Busch to win the Great Clips 300 Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, trying to become the first driver in the 28-year history of the Nationwide Series to win 11 races in a season, fell short in his late attempt to catch McMurray. Busch dropped from first to

third as McMurray took the lead coming out of pit row following the final caution flag on the 167th of 195 laps. “He definitely wanted to get in front on the restart,” said McMurray’s crew chief, Tony Eury Sr. “He got out in the middle and got in front. That’s the kind of move you have to make to win the race.” Busch led the most laps in the race but finished second, less than a second behind McMurray. Carl Edwards was third. Busch was slowly cutting into McMurray’s lead before running associated press

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and two TDs behind a young offensive line. Sutton sacked Green hard on his first passing attempt, but his white jersey stayed pretty clean after that. “We’ve got a feeling right now we don’t want to ever feel again,” Sutton said. “We all take responsibility for this loss. There won’t be any fingerpointing. We just have to learn from

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HAMPTON, Ga. — Denny Hamlin started chasing the championship during qualifying Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mired in a bit of a midseason slump, Hamlin showed signs of turning things around by claiming the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race with a speed of 187.380 mph. He edged traditionally strong qualifier Ryan Newman, who’ll start from the outside of the front row after a lap of 187.070. The rest of the top five for the Emory Healthcare 500 was Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.

“I’m a very bad qualifier,” Hamlin said, “so I’ll take it.” He claimed the eighth pole of his career and the 50th for Joe Gibbs Racing, which won its first pole with Bobby Labonte at Martinsville in 1995. Hamlin has five wins this season, but it’s been nearly three months since his last victory. He’s coming off a 34th-place finish at Bristol and is fifth in the point standings. While that’s still safely within the 12-driver Chase for the Championship, which will be set at Richmond next week, Hamlin wants to recapture the dominance he showed over a 10race stretch that included five wins and two other top-five finishes.



TV Sports Sunday, Sept. 5 AUTO RACING 10 a.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 5 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 7:30 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Emory Healthcare 500, at Hampton, Ga. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — FCS, Southern vs. Delaware St., at Orlando, Fla. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Tulsa at East Carolina 3:30 p.m. ESPN — SMU at Texas Tech GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Mylan Classic, final round, at Canonsburg, Pa. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, third round, at Norton, Mass. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, First Tee Open, final round, at Monterey, Calif. (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS — Chicago White Sox at Boston 2:10 p.m. WGN — N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN2 — San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers TENNIS 11 a.m. CBS — U.S. Open, men’s third and women’s fourth round, at New York WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, conference finals, game 1, Seattle at Phoenix

Area schedule Sunday, September 5 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Kannapolis at Lakewood BlueClaws Monday, September 6 INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 1:05 p.m. Kannapolis at Lakewood BlueClaws HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER 6 p.m. Concord at Carson HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS 4 p.m. North Rowan at Carson

Local golf Labor Day Four-Ball Championship Flight (16) Owen-Clarke d. (1) Dixon-Dixon 3 and 2 (15) Miller-Miller (15) d. Pope-Pope 3 and 2 (14) Edwards-Ford d. McCoy-Corriher 1 up (4) Edison-Kyles d. Kramer-Griffin 5 and 3 (12) Dorsett-Dorsett d. Stevens-Eidson 1 up (6) McDaniel-Christy d. (11) Murphy-Murphy 3 and 2 (7) Beaver-Nianouris d. (10) Davis-Lipe 2 and 1 (9) Lentz-Lentz d. (8) Kyger-Kyger 2 and 1 First Flight (8) Sprinkle-Mulkey d. (1) Graeber-Hiatt 1 up (2) Wright-Smith d. (7) Brier-Barefoot 4 and 3 (6) Lee-Goodman d. (3) Rusher-Rusher 2 and 1 (4) Honeycutt-Bingham d. (5) HolshouserHolshouser 1 up Second Flight (1) Cobb-Boley d. (8) Hubbard-DeRhodes 2 and 1 (2) Antosek-Brincefield d. (7) ShupingHoesman 2 up (3) Thorne-West d. (6) Moore Jr.-Stout 1 up (4) Corpening-Sifford d. (5) Morgan-Snow 4 and 3 Third Flight (8) Fesperman-Cook d. (1) Frick Bernhardt 4 and 3 (2) Dorsett-Gegorek d. (7) Vail-Roueche 5 and 4 (6) Bullock-Hoskins d. (3) Chinn-Magnum 4 and 3 (Jones-Harrell d. (4) Goins-Harrigan 1 up Fourth Flight (8) Richards-Richards d. (1) Curlee-Kluttz 4 and 2 (7) Smith-Basinger d. (2) Houston-Johnson 1 up (6) Honeycutt-Honeycutt d. (3) BlackledgeBlack 1 up (5) Beard-Beard d. Boltz-VonCannon 6 and 5 Fifth Flight (8) Belk-Lefler d. Barnette-Barnette 3 and 1 (2) Putnam-Agner d. (7) lyerly-Stockford 3 and 2 (3) Weber-McGinnis d. (6) Johnson-Boltz 2 and 1 (5) Collins-Collins d. (4) Vinson-Hawkins 3 and 2 Sixth Flight (1) Young-Mulkey d. (8) Tate-Oliver 7 and 6 (7) Moore-Stohlsworth d. (2) Walker-Horton 19 holes (6) Morgan-Holloway d. (3) Roten-Blume 3 and 2 (5) Martin-Kirk d. (4) Harrigan-Everson DQ Seventh Flight (1) Blankenbeker-Blankenbeker d. (8) Sokolowski-Sokolowski 5 and 4 (2) Campbell-Campbell d. (7) Flynn-Flynn 1 up (6) Honeycutt-Yang d. (3) Forbis-Plummer 5 and 4 (5) Drye-Overcash d. (4) Sharpe-Wales 2 up Eighth Flight (8) McIntyre-Boyle d. (1) LeFebvre-Wilson 4 and 2 (7) Scharf-Curry d. (2) Crossen-Shirley (3) Sides-Franks d. (6) Alcorn-Alcorn 19 holes (4) Valley-Valley d. (5) Weber-Sobotaka 4 and 2 Ninth Flight (8) Janey-Inge d. Dwiggins-Lear 3 and 2 (2) Bebber-Bebber d. (7) Bradshaw-Bradshaw 4 and 3 (3) Kepley-Kepley d. (6) Kirchin-Snyder 3 and 2 (4) Hager-Post. d. (5) Miller-Ledbetter 3 and 1 Tenth Flight (8) Whitaker-Wright d. (1) Greene-Greene 3 and 2 (7) Arrowood-Arrowood d. (2) GoodmaGoodman 4 and 3 (3) Lee-Dok d. (6) Shaver-Hoffner 3 and 2 (5) Mills-Myers d. (4) Corriher-Creeger 1 up Seniors Championship Flight (1) Poe-Rusher d. (8) Jordan-Allman 5 and 3 (2) Norris-Andrews d. (7) Farrington-Andrews 8 and 7 (3) Osteen-Tate d. (6) Julian-Medinger 2 and 1 (5) Seybold-Carter d. (4) Applewhite-Oswald 2 and 1 First Flight (1) Glassgow-Goodman, bye Miller-Miller, bye (6) Eason-Steele d. (3) Turman-Gollnick 5 and 4 (5) Morris-Bradshaw d. (4) Jordan-Deal 3 and 2 Second Flight (1) Kilgo-Lippard, bye (2) Swanson-Thomason, bye (3) Goodman-Garwood d. (6) BasingerCobb 5 and 4 (4) McIntyre-Robinson d. (5) Scism-Rowland 4 and 3

Minor Leagues South Atlantic Northern Division W L Pct. GB

xyz-Lakewood (Phillies) 41 26 .603 — Greensboro (Marlins) 34 34 .500 71⁄2 z-Hickory (Rangers) 33 34 .493 8 Kannapolis (White Sox) 33 35 .485 81⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates) 32 35 .478 9 Hagerstown (Nationals) 29 39 .426 121⁄2 27 41 .397 141⁄2 Delmarva (Orioles) Southern Division W L Pct. GB Greenville (Red Sox) 41 26 .603 — 40 28 .588 11⁄2 Asheville (Rockies) Augusta (Giants) 36 30 .545 41⁄2 Lexington (Astros) 34 33 .507 7 32 36 .471 91⁄2 Charleston (Yankees) x-Savannah (Mets) 31 36 .463 10 Rome (Braves) 29 39 .426 121⁄2 x-clinched first half y-clinched division (refers to second half) z-clinched playoff spot Saturday’s Games Asheville 6, Savannah 2 Greenville 10, Hickory 2 Lakewood 3, Kannapolis 0 Lexington 6, Rome 0 Charleston 8, Greensboro 0 Augusta 3, Delmarva 0 West Virginia 7, Hagerstown 0

Major Leagues Standings American League

East Division W L Pct GB 86 50 .632 — New York Tampa Bay 83 52 .615 21⁄2 Boston 76 60 .559 10 69 66 .511 161⁄2 Toronto Baltimore 50 86 .368 36 Central Division W L Pct GB 79 57 .581 — Minnesota Chicago 75 60 .556 31⁄2 Detroit 68 68 .500 11 56 79 .415 221⁄2 Kansas City Cleveland 54 81 .400 241⁄2 West Division L Pct GB W Texas 75 60 .556 — Oakland 67 68 .496 8 65 71 .478 101⁄2 Los Angeles Seattle 53 82 .393 22 Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 5 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 12, Texas 4 Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1, 2nd game Detroit 6, Kansas City 4 Cleveland at Seattle, late Sunday’s Games Toronto (Cecil 11-7) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 16-6), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 12-10) at Boston (Beckett 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 11-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-4), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Galarraga 4-5) at Kansas City (Davies 6-9), 2:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 14-5) at Minnesota (Blackburn 8-9), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 14-9) at Oakland (Mazzaro 6-7), 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-2) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-10), 4:10 p.m.

National League

East Division W L Pct GB 79 57 .581 — 78 58 .574 1 68 66 .507 10 66 70 .485 13 58 78 .426 21 Central Division L Pct GB W Cincinnati 79 56 .585 — St. Louis 70 63 .526 8 63 72 .467 16 Houston Milwaukee 62 73 .459 17 Chicago 59 77 .434 201⁄2 45 90 .333 34 Pittsburgh West Division W L Pct GB 76 58 .567 — San Diego San Francisco 75 61 .551 2 Colorado 71 64 .526 51⁄2 69 67 .507 8 Los Angeles Arizona 56 80 .412 21 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 1 Colorado 6, San Diego 2 Philadelphia 5, Milwaukee 4 Washington 9, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 2, Florida 0 Houston 6, Arizona 5 San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Sunday’s Games Atlanta (Minor 3-0) at Florida (Sanabia 32), 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 10-10) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-7), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Marquis 1-7) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-10), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-2) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 14-5), 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-7) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 12-9), 2:20 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 5-4) at San Diego (Richard 12-6), 4:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 5-2) at Arizona (R.Lopez 512), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 9-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-11), 8 p.m. Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington

ab r h bi ab r h bi EYong 2b 4 0 0 0 Venale cf 3 0 0 0 Brmes 2b 0 1 0 0 Torreal ph 0 0 0 0 Fowler cf 5 1 2 1 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0 CGnzlz rf 4 1 3 2 ARussll p 0 0 0 0 Tlwtzk ss 5 2 2 0 Eckstn 2b 4 0 1 0 Helton 1b 4 0 1 2 Ludwck rf 4 1 1 0 Mora 3b 3 0 0 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 0 1 1 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 Headly 3b 4 1 1 0 Giambi ph 1 0 0 0 Denorfi lf 4 0 0 0 Dlcrmn p 0 0 0 0 Hundly c 4 0 1 1 S.Smith lf 2 0 1 0 ECarer ss 4 0 1 0 Splrghs lf 2 1 0 0 Garlnd p 1 0 0 0 Iannett c 4 0 1 0 Thtchr p 0 0 0 0 Hamml p 3 0 0 0 Cnghm ph 1 0 0 0 Beimel p 0 0 0 0 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 Rogers p 0 0 0 0 Salazar lf 0 0 0 0 JHerrr 3b 1 0 0 0 33 2 6 2 Totals 38 610 5 Totals 002 010 030—6 Colorado San Diego 100 000 100—2 E—E.cabrera (7). Dp—San Diego 1. Lob— Colorado 10, San Diego 6. 2b—C.gonzalez 2 (28), Tulowitzki 2 (28), Ad.gonzalez (27), Hundley (17). Sb—C.gonzalez (21), Spilborghs (3). IP H R ER BB SO Colorado 2 6 2 2 1 3 Hmmel W,10-7 6 ⁄3 Beimel 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Rogers H,1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Mat.Reynolds Delcarmen 1 0 0 0 0 0 San Diego 7 3 2 3 7 Grland L,13-10 42⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Thatcher R.Webb 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 ⁄3 2 3 3 2 2 Gregerson 0 0 0 0 2 A.Russell 11⁄3 Beimel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. WP—R.Webb, A.Russell. PB—Hundley. T—3:25. A—26,168 (42,691).

Nationals 9, Pirates 2 Washington ab r Morgan cf 5 0 Dsmnd ss 5 1 Zmrmn 3b 4 1 Morse 1b 4 2 Berndn lf 5 1 IRdrgz c 5 2 Espins 2b 5 1 Maxwll rf 4 0 Lannan p 2 1 Slaten p 0 0 JoPerlt p 0 0

Pittsburgh h bi ab r h bi 2 1 AMcCt cf 4 1 1 1 3 1 Tabata lf 5 0 1 0 1 0 NWalkr 2b 5 0 1 0 2 1 GJones 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Alvarez 3b 4 1 1 0 3 4 Milledg rf 4 0 3 0 2 1 Cedeno ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 Ledezm p 0 0 0 0 1 0 CSnydr c 4 0 0 0 0 0 Mahlm p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Gallghr p 0 0 0 0 AnLRc ph 1 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 DlwYn ph 1 0 0 0 Park p 0 0 0 0 A.Diaz ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 39 915 9 Totals 38 2 9 2 Washington 000 521 010—9 Pittsburgh 000 010 010—2 E—Desmond 2 (31), Zimmerman (14), C.snyder (2). Dp—Pittsburgh 1. Lob—Washington 8, Pittsburgh 10. 2b—Desmond (26), N.walker (24), Cedeno (26). Hr—I.rodriguez (3), A.mccutchen (13). S—Lannan. Sf— Maxwell. H R ER BB SO IP Washington Lannan W,7-6 7 5 1 1 1 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 Slaten Jo.Peralta 1 1 0 0 0 1 Pittsburgh 1 9 7 7 2 4 Maholm L,7-14 4 ⁄3 2 Gallagher ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 D.McCutchen 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 Park Ledezma 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—2:57. A—30,263 (38,362).

Reds 6, Cardinals 1 St. Louis h bi ab r h bi 1 1 Miles 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 Jay cf 2 1 1 0 2 1 Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Hollidy lf 4 0 2 1 1 1 Stavinh rf 3 0 0 0 2 2 Rasms ph 1 0 1 0 1 0 YMolin c 4 0 0 0 1 0 P.Feliz 3b 4 0 0 0 1 1 B.Ryan ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 1 0 0 0 1 0 Winn ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Hwksw p 0 0 0 0 FLopez ph 1 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 DReyes p 0 0 0 0 31 1 6 1 Totals 36 612 6 Totals 310 100 001—6 Cincinnati 100 000 000—1 St. Louis E—Tr.wood (2), Miles (4). Dp—Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1. Lob—Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 6. 2b—Votto (28), R.hernandez (16), Gomes (22), Alonso (1), Rasmus (23). Hr—Tr.wood (1). Cs—B.phillips (11), O.cabrera (4). S— Tr.wood 2. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati 5 1 0 2 3 Tr.wood W,5-2 7 Chapman 1 0 0 0 1 0 F.Cordero 1 1 0 0 0 0 St. Louis Wnwght L,17-10 5 7 5 2 1 6 Motte 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 Hawksworth Salas 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 MacDougal 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 D.Reyes T—2:47. A—44,597 (43,975).

Cincinnati ab Phllps 2b 5 OCarer ss 4 Votto 1b 5 Rolen 3b 4 RHrndz c 4 Gomes lf 4 Stubbs cf 4 Heisey rf 4 TrWood p 1 Chpmn p 0 Alonso ph 1 FCordr p 0

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

Cubs 5, Mets 3

Braves 2, Marlins 0

New York Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Pagan rf 3 0 0 0 Fukdm rf 5 0 1 0 LCstill 2b 2 2 0 0 SCastro ss 4 1 2 0 4 2 2 1 Beltran cf 4 0 3 1 Byrd cf Wrght 3b 4 0 0 0 ArRmr 3b 5 1 2 1 Duda lf 3 0 0 0 Nady 1b 4 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 I.Davis 1b 4 1 2 1 Colvin lf Nickes c 2 0 0 0 Soto c 3 0 1 1 Thole c 2 0 0 0 DeWitt 2b 3 0 1 0 RTejad ss 2 0 1 0 Zamrn p 3 0 1 0 Carter ph 1 0 0 0 Cashnr p 0 0 0 0 LHrndz ss 0 0 0 0 JeBakr ph 0 0 0 0 PFelicn p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Hssmn ph 1 0 0 0 Mejia p 2 0 0 0 Misch p 0 0 0 0 Dessns p 0 0 0 0 J.Arias ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 6 2 Totals 35 5 12 4 New York 000 100 110—3 Chicago 011 020 10x—5 Dp—Chicago 2. Lob—New York 5, Chicago 12. 2b—Beltran (9), S.castro (29), Byrd (34), Ar.ramirez (17), Soto (18). Hr—I.davis (16), Ar.ramirez (21). Sb—L.castillo (8), Beltran (2), R.tejada (2), S.castro (8). S—S.castro. Sf—Nady. IP H R ER BB SO New York Mejia L,0-3 5 8 4 4 2 2 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Misch Dessens 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 P.Feliciano Parnell 1 0 0 0 1 2 Chicago Zambrano W,7-6 7 4 2 2 2 8 Cashner H,11 1 1 1 1 1 0 Marmol S,27-32 1 1 0 0 0 3 P.Feliciano pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Zambrano (Pagan). WP—Mejia 2. PB—Soto. T—2:57. A—39,473 (41,210).


Tigers 6, Royals 4

Saturday’s boxes Phillies 5, Brewers 4 Milwaukee Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 0 0 Rollins ss 3 1 0 0 Hart rf 4 2 2 2 Polanc 3b 3 0 0 1 Braun lf 4 0 1 0 Utley 2b 4 0 1 1 Fielder 1b 4 1 2 1 Howard 1b 4 1 2 1 McGeh 3b 4 0 0 0 Werth rf 4 1 1 1 Dickrsn cf 4 0 0 0 Ibanez lf 4 0 1 0 AEscor ss 3 1 1 1 Victorn cf 4 0 1 0 Lucroy c 2 0 0 0 C.Ruiz c 3 1 3 0 Gamel ph 1 0 0 0 Hallady p 2 0 0 0 Bush p 2 0 1 0 Dobbs ph 0 0 0 0 Inglett ph 1 0 0 0 WValdz ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Loe p Brddck p 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 Villanv p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 Kottars ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 7 4 Totals 31 5 9 4 Milwaukee 021 000 100—4 Philadelphia 021 000 20x—5 E—Braun (3). Lob—Milwaukee 5, Philadelphia 5. 2b—Fielder (23). Hr—Hart 2 (25), Fielder (29), A.escobar (4), Howard (26), Werth (20). Cs—Utley (2). Sf—Polanco. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Bush 6 6 3 3 1 5 Loe L,3-4 0 2 2 1 0 0 Braddock Bs,2-2 1 0 0 0 1 0 Villanueva 1 1 0 0 0 1 Philadelphia Hlladay W,17-10 7 7 4 4 2 6 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.romero H,9 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Madson H,10 Lidge S,20-25 1 0 0 0 0 1 Loe pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. T—2:54. A—45,393 (43,651).


ab r h bi ab r h bi OInfant 2b 5 0 2 0 Maybin cf 4 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 3 0 1 0 Badnhp p 0 0 0 0 Prado 3b 4 0 2 0 Morrsn lf 3 0 1 0 McCnn c 4 1 1 0 HRmrz ss 3 0 2 0 D.Lee 1b 4 0 1 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 0 0 McLoth cf 0 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 3 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 4 1 1 0 Tracy 3b 3 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss3 0 2 2 Stanton rf 3 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 2 0 0 0 BDavis c 2 0 0 0 M.Diaz ph 0 0 0 0 Bonifac cf 1 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 1 0 0 0 JJhnsn p 2 0 0 0 Jurrjns p 3 0 0 0 Leroux p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Ohman p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Sosa p 0 0 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 MiRivr ph-c 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 210 2 Totals 29 0 4 0 Atlanta 010 001 000—2 Florida 000 000 000—0 E—Jurrjens (1). Dp—Atlanta 2, Florida 2. Lob—Atlanta 9, Florida 5. 2b—Mccann (22), D.lee (26), Ale.gonzalez (11). Cs—Ale.gonzalez (2). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Jurrjens W,7-4 7 3 0 0 3 7 Venters H,19 1 0 0 0 0 0 Wagner S,32-39 1 1 0 0 0 1 Florida Johnson L,11-6 6 8 2 2 3 12 Leroux 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 Ohman 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Sosa Badenhop 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—2:49. A—23,912 (38,560).

Detroit Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 4 2 3 2 GBlanc cf 4 1 1 0 Damon dh 4 1 2 0 Maier rf 3 1 1 0 Raburn lf 5 1 1 0 BButler 1b 4 1 3 1 MiCarr 1b 4 0 2 2 Kaaihu dh 4 1 2 3 JhPerlt ss 3 0 0 1 Fields 3b 4 0 2 0 Inge 3b 4 0 0 0 Gordon lf 4 0 0 0 C.Wells rf 3 0 0 0 May c 3 0 0 0 Kelly rf 2 0 0 0 B.Pena ph 0 0 0 0 StPierr c 4 0 1 0 Getz 2b 3 0 0 0 Boesch pr 0 1 0 0 Betemt ph 1 0 0 0 Avila c 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 0 0 0 Rhyms 2b 4 1 2 0 Totals 37 6 11 5 Totals 34 4 9 4 Detroit 201 010 020—6 Kansas City 002 002 000—4 E—Fields (2). Dp—Detroit 2, Kansas City 1. Lob—Detroit 10, Kansas City 5. 2b—Damon (31), Mi.cabrera (42). Hr—A.jackson (3), Ka’aihue (3). Sf—Jh.peralta. IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Porcello W,8-11 7 7 4 4 1 5 Coke H,16 1 2 0 0 0 1 Valverde S,25-28 1 0 0 0 1 1 Kansas City 6 4 4 3 6 Chen 42⁄3 1 0 0 1 3 Humber 21⁄3 2 2 1 0 0 L,1-2 1⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 Bl.Wood G.Holland 1 1 0 0 0 1 PB—May 2. T—2:57. A—21,483 (37,840).

Rockies 6, Padres 2

Orioles 8, Rays 4


Tampa Bay

San Diego




ab r h bi ab r h bi Jaso c 3 1 2 1 BRorts 2b 5 1 2 0 Shppch c 1 0 0 0 Markks rf 5 2 2 2 Zobrist 2b 4 0 0 0 Wggntn 1b 5 2 2 0 Crwfrd lf 4 1 2 0 Scott dh 4 1 2 1 Longori 3b4 0 1 0 Pie lf 5 1 2 2 C.Pena 1b4 0 0 0 Wieters c 3 0 2 2 Joyce rf 4 1 2 2 Lugo 3b 4 0 0 1 Hawpe dh 3 1 1 1 CPttrsn cf 4 0 2 0 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0 CIzturs ss 4 1 1 0 Bartlett ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 39 8 15 8 Tampa Bay 100 100 002—4 Baltimore 203 021 00x—8 E—Wieters (4). Dp—Baltimore 1. Lob— Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 9. 2b—Crawford (27), Joyce (12), Scott (26), Pie (13), Wieters (19). Hr—Jaso (5), Joyce (8), Hawpe (1), Markakis (9). Sb—C.patterson (20). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay 8 6 6 1 3 Shields L,13-12 41⁄3 6 2 2 1 1 Hellickson 12⁄3 1 1 0 0 0 2 Balfour Cormier 1 0 0 0 0 0 Baltimore 6 2 2 1 7 Guthrie W,9-13 7 M.Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 3 Uehara 1 2 2 2 0 0 PB—Wieters. T—2:49. A—18,943 (48,290).

Twins 12, Rangers 4 Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Andrus ss 2 0 0 0 Span cf 4 1 2 0 CGzmn ss 3 1 2 0 OHdsn 2b 4 2 1 0 MYong 3b 2 1 1 0 ACasill 2b 1 0 0 0 Cora 3b 1 0 1 0 Cuddyr 1b 4 1 1 0 Hamltn cf 2 0 0 0 Thome dh 2 3 2 4 Borbon cf 2 0 1 2 Plouffedh 1 1 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 0 0 DlmYn lf 4 0 0 0 N.Cruz lf 4 1 1 0 Hardy ss 4 2 3 2 Kinsler 2b 4 1 2 1 Repko rf 3 1 0 0 Morlnd 1b 3 0 1 1 Tolbert 3b 4 1 2 5 Francr rf 4 0 1 0 Butera c 4 0 0 0 BMolin c 2 0 0 0 Tegrdn c 2 0 0 0 3512 11 11 Totals 35 410 4 Totals 000 012 001— 4 Texas Minnesota 501 300 30x—12 Dp—Minnesota 2. Lob—Texas 6, Minnesota 5. 2b—Borbon (9), N.cruz (23), Hardy (16). 3b—Tolbert 2 (2). Hr—Kinsler (7), Thome 2 (20). IP H R ER BB SO Texas 8 9 9 2 2 C.lewis L,9-12 32⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Nippert 11⁄3 2 2 3 3 1 1 Harden Strop 1 1 0 0 1 2 Minnesota 8 3 3 1 1 Pavano W,16-10 8 Delaney 1 2 1 1 1 0 HBP—by C.Lewis (Repko). WP—Harden. T—2:35. A—40,496 (39,504). Texas

Athletics 3, Angels 1 Los Angeles Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Cllasp 3b 4 0 2 0 Crisp cf 3 0 0 0 Kndrc 2b 3 0 2 0 Barton 1b 3 1 1 0 BAreu lf 3 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 4 0 1 0 TrHntr rf 2 1 1 1 Cust dh 4 0 1 1 HMtsu dh 3 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 3 1 0 0 EAyar ss 4 0 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 3 0 1 1 JRiver 1b 3 0 0 0 Larish lf 2 0 0 0 JMaths c 3 0 0 0 Gross rf 0 0 0 0 Willits ph 1 0 0 0 RDavis rf-lf 3 1 1 0 Bourjos cf 3 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 3 0 1 1 Napoli ph 1 0 0 0 28 3 6 3 Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals Los Angeles 000 000 010—1 110 001 00x—3 Oakland Dp—Los Angeles 1. Lob—Los Angeles 8, Oakland 4. 2b— (15), R.davis (24). Hr—Tor.hunter (19). Sb—H.kendrick (12), Crisp (23). Cs—Callaspo (2). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Weaver L,11-11 7 6 3 3 3 5 S.Shields 1 0 0 0 0 0 Oakland Cahill W,15-6 6 4 0 0 6 4 Ziegler H,15 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 Breslow H,12 A.bailey S,21-24 1 0 0 0 0 1 T—2:32. A—14,227 (35,067).

White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 First Game Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Pierre lf 4 0 0 0 Scutaro ss 5 0 1 1 Vizquel 3b 3 0 1 0 J.Drew rf 4 0 0 0 Rios cf 4 0 1 0 VMrtnz c 4 0 1 0 Knerk 1b 4 2 3 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 MnRmr dh 4 0 2 0 D.Ortiz dh 4 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 2 1 Lowell 1b 4 0 1 0 AnJons rf 4 0 2 0 Lowrie 2b 2 0 1 0 4 1 2 0 AlRmrz ss 4 1 1 0 Hall lf Bckhm 2b 4 0 1 1 DMcDn cf 3 0 0 0 Totals 35 313 2 Totals 34 1 7 1 Chicago 010 100 100—3 Boston 000 010 000—1 Dp—Boston 3. Lob—Chicago 6, Boston 9. 2b—Konerko (27), An.jones 2 (11), Beckham (25), Lowell (11). Cs—Vizquel (6), Al.ramirez (8). IP H R ER BB SO Chicago 7 6 1 1 3 5 Danks W,13-9 S.santos H,14 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jenks S,26-30 1 1 0 0 0 1 Boston Buchholz L,15-6 5 6 2 2 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 Atchison 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Richardson Wakefield 2 2 0 0 0 1 T—2:53. A—37,411 (37,402). Chicago

White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 Second Game Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Pierre lf 5 0 0 0 Scutaro ss 5 0 1 1 AlRmrz ss 4 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 3 0 0 0 Rios cf 4 0 0 0 VMrtnz 1b 4 0 1 0 Konerk 1b 3 0 0 0 D.Ortiz dh 4 0 1 0 MnRmr dh 4 0 1 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 Lillirdg dh 0 0 0 0 Nava lf 2 0 0 0 Teahen 3b 4 1 2 0 Lowell 1b 1 0 0 0 Vizquel 3b 0 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 3 0 0 0 Quentin rf 3 2 2 0 EPtrsn pr-lf 0 0 0 0 AnJons rf 0 0 0 0 Kalish cf 2 1 0 0 RCastr c 3 0 0 1 DMcDn cf 1 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 3 0 1 0 Hall 2b 2 0 2 0 Lowrie 2b 2 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 6 1 Totals 33 1 6 1 Chicago 001 000 200—3 Boston 000 010 000—1 E—Saltalamacchia (1), Kalish (2). Lob— Chicago 7, Boston 10. 2b—Quentin (22), Hall (11). 3b—Quentin (2). Sf—R.castro. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Floyd W,10-11 6 5 1 1 2 5 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Linebrink H,3 Sale H,2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 Jenks S,27-31 11⁄3 Boston Lackey L,12-9 7 4 3 1 2 7 D.Bard 1 1 0 0 0 0 Okajima 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Floyd (Nava), by Lackey (Quentin). T—3:03. A—37,858 (37,402). Chicago

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5 Toronto

New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Wise rf 4 0 2 0 Gardnr lf 3 1 1 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 0 0 Jeter ss 4 1 1 1 JBautst 3b3 1 0 0 Teixeir 1b 2 0 0 0 McCoy ss 0 0 0 0 Cano 2b 4 1 2 2 V.Wells cf 4 1 1 0 Thams rf 4 1 1 2 Overay 1b 3 1 2 3 Golson rf 0 0 0 0 J.Buck c 3 1 0 0 Brkmn dh 4 0 1 0 Lind dh 4 0 1 0 Grndrs cf 4 0 1 0 JMcDnl ss 4 1 1 2 ENnez 3b 3 1 0 0 Snider lf 4 0 0 0 R.Pena 3b 0 0 0 0 Cervelli c 4 2 2 0 Totals 33 5 7 5 Totals 32 7 9 6 Toronto 030 020 000—5 New York 003 200 20x—7 Dp—New York 1. Lob—Toronto 6, New York 7. 2b—Overbay (29), Jeter (25), Cervelli 2 (10). Hr—Overbay (17), Jo.mcdonald (6), Thames (11). Sb—Gardner (40). Cs—R.pena (1). IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Rzepczynski 4 6 5 5 3 1 Carlson 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 1 Frasor L,3-4 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Purcey New York 4 5 5 4 6 Vazquez 42⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Moseley Logan 1 1 0 0 0 1 Chmbrlain W,2-4 1 0 0 0 0 1 K.wood H,6 1 0 0 0 0 1 Rivera S,29-31 1 1 0 0 0 2 Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Rzepczynski (Teixeira), by Chamberlain (A.Hill). WP—Rzepczynski. T—3:09. A—47,478 (50,287).

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For the second straight game the Lakewood BlueClaws pitchers, led by Julio Rodriguez, stymied the bats of the Kannapolis Intimidators as the BlueClaws struck out 15 hitters in a 3-0 victory. Rodriguez (5-1) went six innings with 11 strikeouts, allowing just two hits with one walk for the win in his final start of 2010. After a one-out walk in the fourth, the Intimidators (33-35) saw 17 straight batters go down in order to end the ballgame. Over the last two games, the BlueClaws (41-26) have had 14 three-batter innings and just four innings in which the Intimidators did not go down in order.

Great Clips 300 Results Saturday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 195 laps, 133.3 rating, 190 points, $45,925. 2. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195, 137.8, 180, $40,575. 3. (5) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195, 115.9, 165, $29,175. 4. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 195, 125.3, 165, $21,550. 5. (18) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 195, 105.4, 155, $20,550. 6. (10) Joey Logano, Toyota, 195, 101, 150, $18,550. 7. (12) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 195, 95, 146, $28,909. 8. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195, 104.8, 142, $19,570. 9. (9) Paul Menard, Ford, 195, 92.1, 138, $16,825. 10. (13) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195, 88, 134, $24,787. 11. (6) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 195, 88.1, 130, $22,512. 12. (15) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 195, 99.2, 132, $15,325. 13. (20) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 195, 84.6, 124, $21,262. 14. (16) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 194, 80.2, 121, $15,125. 15. (17) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 194, 76.4, 118, $20,637. 16. (33) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 194, 69.2, 115, $20,712. 17. (14) David Gilliland, Dodge, 194, 76.9, 112, $14,350. 18. (23) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 193, 69, 109, $20,287. 19. (1) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 192, 100.8, 111, $17,175. 20. (39) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 192, 59.9, 103, $21,262. 21. (32) Michael Annett, Toyota, 192, 66, 100, $20,037. 22. (35) John Wes Townley, Ford, 191, 60.4, 97, $19,962. 23. (29) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, 191, 61.2, 94, $20,287. 24. (11) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 191, 72.1, 91, $19,812. 25. (40) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 191, 48.3, 88, $20,212. 26. (27) Brad Baker, Ford, 190, 48.4, 85, $19,712. 27. (26) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 190, 47.6, 82, $20,062. 28. (30) Brian Scott, Toyota, 189, 53.1, 79, $19,612. 29. (25) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 189, 49, 76, $19,562. 30. (36) Eric McClure, Ford, 188, 38.6, 73, $19,787. 31. (34) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 184, 38.1, 70, $19,432. 32. (41) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 183, 36.4, 67, $19,372. 33. (42) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 170, 38.7, 64, $19,337. 34. (3) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, accident, 166, 79, 61, $19,652. 35. (37) Steve Wallace, Toyota, engine, 139, 64.5, 58, $19,272. 36. (22) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, engine, 100, 52, 55, $19,212. 37. (21) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, electrical, 19, 45.6, 52, $12,440. 38. (28) Danny O’Quinn Jr., Chevrolet, electrical, 15, 38.2, 49, $12,385. 39. (43) Johnny Chapman, Chevrolet, suspension, 11, 35.5, 46, $12,345. 40. (31) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, vibration, 3, 31.8, 43, $12,280. 41. (24) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, vibration, 2, 31.9, 40, $12,215. 42. (19) Kevin Hamlin, Ford, vibration, 2, 30.5, 37, $12,165. 43. (38) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, transmission, 1, 28.9, 34, $12,080. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 144.452 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.286 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 17 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Kahne 1-3; K.Busch 410; K.Kahne 11-24; K.Busch 25-64; J.McMurray 65-69; K.Harvick 70-121; K.Busch 122-148; J.McMurray 149-168; Bra.Keselowski 169-172; J.McMurray 173-195. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 3 times for 74 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 52 laps; J.McMurray, 3 times for 48 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 17 laps; Bra.Keselowski, 1 time for 4 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. Bra.Keselowski, 4,127; 2. C.Edwards, 3,795; 3. K.Busch, 3,576; 4. J.Allgaier, 3,385; 5. P.Menard, 3,309; 6. K.Harvick, 3,073; 7. T.Bayne, 2,946; 8. S.Wallace, 2,915; 9. J.Logano, 2,872; 10. J.Leffler, 2,866.

Sprint Cup Qualifying Emory Healthcare 500 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.38. 2. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.07. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.063. 4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 186.881. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 186.881. 6. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.818. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.711. 8. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 186.711. 9. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 186.692. 10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 186.667. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 186.234. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 186.171. 13. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 186.128. 14. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 186.04. 15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 185.978. 16. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 185.972. 17. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 185.238. 18. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 184.911. 19. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 184.892. 20. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 184.757. 21. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 184.726. 22. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 184.671. 23. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 184.603. 24. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 184.572. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.437. 26. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 184.431. 27. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 184.333. 28. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.29. 29. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.272. 30. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.186. 31. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 184.143. 32. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 184.058. 33. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 183.503. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 183.097. 35. (26) Patrick Carpentier, Ford, 183.055. 36. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 183.043. 37. (38) Dave Blaney, Ford, 182.982. 38. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 182.904. 39. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 182.88. 40. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 182.38. 41. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 182.326. Failed to Qualify 44. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 181.776. 45. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 181.562. 46. (66) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 181.123. 47. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 181.029.

 Catawba athletics Catawba’s Christian Crifasi paced the Catawba men to a fourth-place finish among non-Division I schools at the Eye Opener Cross Country Meet on Saturday morning. Crifasi finished 23rd overall in Spartanburg, S.C., but his 26:42 time over the 8K course was eighth among non-DI runners. The Catawba women placed eighth, led by Olivia Myer’s 15th-place finish, with a 5K time of 20:52. • Catawba’s volleyball team topped Lander 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11 on Friday night. Kaitlyn Whitmer led Catawba with 15 kills and 13 digs. • Catawba (2-0) claimed a 3-1 win over visiting USC Aiken in men’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Frock Field. Freshman Corey Faughnan put the Indians on top in the first half, taking a cross from Deon Cuffy-Joseph at the 24:25 mark. Carson Smith added to the lead six minutes into the second half off an assist from Ezra Ntirugelegwa. In the 64th minute, a feed across the box from Matt Gallagher was deflected by the Pacers for an own goal and a 30 Catawba advantage.

n West Middle boosters The West Rowan Boosters Club will meet Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in Ms. Pless’ room and is open to all parents of WRMS students. For more information, call Jenni Radtke at 704-278-9320.

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BOSTON — Manny Ramirez singled twice in his return to Fenway Park and John Danks pitched seven solid innings, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a daynight doubleheader Saturday. Paul Konerko went 3 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the White Sox won their fourth straight. Twins 12, Rangers 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Thome homered twice for Minnesota, moving past Mark McGwire for ninth place on baseball’s alltime list and powering the Twins. Thome went deep for the 583rd time in his career leading off the third inning. Then with two on and two outs in the fourth, Thome’s full-count drive into the bullpen behind left-center made it 9-0 and gave him No. 584. Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5 NEW YORK — Marcus Thames launched a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays to set a season high with their eighth straight victory. Tigers 6, Royals 4 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 6-4. Tigers 6, Royals 4 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 6-4. Athletics 3, Angels 1 OAKLAND, Calif. — Trevor Cahill pitched six scoreless innings to become Oakland’s first 15-game winner in three years with a victory over the Angels. Orioles 8, Rays 4 BALTIMORE — Buck Showalter won his 900th game as a manager.

NATIONAL LEAGUE ST. LOUIS — Rookie left-hander Travis Wood hit his first homer and allowed one unearned run over seven innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday. Braves 2, Marlins 0 MIAMI — Jair Jurrjens pitched seven innings and earned his first victory in 10 road starts this season when the Braves beat the Marlins. Cubs 5, Mets 3 CHICAGO — Carlos Zambrano passed Kerry Wood on the Cubs’ strikeouts list, Starlin Castro became the club’s first rookie in at least 66 years with six straight multihit games, and Chicago beat the Mets. Rockies 6, Padres 2 SAN DIEGO — NL batting leader Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Rockies to a win over the reeling NL West-leading Padres, whose nine-game losing streak is their longest since 2003. Phillies 5, Brewers 4 PHILADELPHIA — Placido Polanco hit a tying sacrifice fly and Wilson Valdez hustled home with the go-ahead run on an errant throw on the same play, lifting Roy Halladay (17-10) and the Phillies to a win. Brad Lidge worked the ninth for his 20th save. Nationals 9, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — John Lannan allowed only one run for the second consecutive start, Ivan Rodriguez had three hits.




Sharapova moves on 2008 runner-up at Flushing Meadows, shanked one serve straight up in the NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova air off the top of her racket frame and knows the story all too well: An unfinished with 41 unforced errors in a known American kid shows up at the 6-2, 7-6 (1) loss to No. 31 Kaia Kanepi U.S. Open, upsets a seeded player, of Estonia. gains some buzz and belief, then gets There were no such surprises in a shot at Sharapova in the third men’s action. Five-time U.S. Open round. champion Roger Federer reached the associated press In 2009, that kid was Melanie fourth round by beating Paul-Henri Maria sharapova advanced saturday. Oudin, who beat Sharapova en route Mathieu 6-4, 6-3, 6-3; No. 3-seeded Noto the quarterfinals. vak Djokovic had no trouble getting In 2010, that kid was Beatrice past American wild card James Blake competitive round in nearly 20 years Capra and, well, let’s just say that — at Pebble Beach to take a three6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-3 at night; No. 5 Robin Sharapova fared a little better this Soderling, twice a French Open final- stroke lead over first-lead leader time around. ist, defeated Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6- Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Kite in Overwhelmed by the stage, the cir- 3, 6-3; No. 19 Mardy Fish outlasted 32- the First Tee Open. cumstances, the 25 mph wind that year-old Arnaud Clement, the oldest STRASBURG knocked the neon lime visor off her man left, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Fish PITTSBURGH — Nationals rookie head during a point, and — most of all now takes on Djokovic for a berth in phenom Stephen Strasburg had recon— a solid Sharapova, the 18-year-old the quarterfinals. structive elbow surgery Friday that Capra didn’t win a game, let alone the GOLF could keep him out of the starting romatch. Instead, 2006 U.S. Open chamNORTON, Mass. — Brandt tation until the 2012 season. pion Sharapova set up a fourth-round Lewis Yocum performed the proshowdown with No. 1-seeded Caroline Snedeker played in far different conditions Saturday and wound up with a cedure in Inglewood, Calif., in which Wozniacki by blanking the 371stshare of the lead halfway through the a piece of ligament was taken from ranked Capra 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday in Deutsche Bank Championship. the 22-year-old right-hander’s left leg Arthur Ashe Stadium. Snedeker went from the rain show- and transplanted into his pitching el“This was a new day,” said Sharaers of Hurricane Earl to breezy condi- bow. pova, the first woman to win lovetions Saturday morning in his second Strasburg made his much anticiand-love at the U.S. Open in the third round and had a 7-under 64. The wind pated major-league debut on June 8 round or later since Martina Navratilova did it in the 1989 quarter- got stronger throughout the afternoon against Pittsburgh at Washington and for Day, who did well to shoot 67 and struck out 14 batters in seven innings. finals. “And what happened last year join Snedeker atop the leaderboard. He finished with a 5-3 record and 2.91 — I didn’t really want to go into the • PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Ted ERA in 12 starts, striking out 92 in 68 match thinking about it.” innings. Fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic, the Schulz shot an 8-under 64 — his best Associated Press

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catawba’s Brandon sutton (95) celebrates a sack with teammate Brandon Weedon (91).

CATAWBA FroM 1B our mistakes.” QB Patrick Dennis carried the Indians, completing 24 of 40 passes for 267 yards and two TDs. Dennis was also the leading rusher, which isn’t supposed to happen. “I don’t think anyone has any fear of me running,” Dennis said. “But our offensive line, even with three guys in new DENNIS positions, was tremendous. They opened a lot of running lanes and passing lanes. I never felt like St. Aug’s stopped us, but we were stopping ourselves a lot.” Grayson Downs, a key blocker was injured (shoulder). That was a factor in Catawba not running more. It was still scoreless, and St. Aug’s was lining up for a field-goal attempt in the second quarter when an illegal participation flag on fourth down revived their drive. They cashed in six on a pass from Green to Joné Harris. Catawba answered with a 71-yard drive to tie, almost exclusively through the air. Dennis squeezed a 21-yard pass through a tight window to streaking Gerron Bryant for a high-light film score, and Thomas Trexler’s PAT gave the Indians a 7-6 halftime lead. The Indians could have added to their lead in the third quarter, but Brandon Bunn couldn’t hang onto a pass on third-and-2, and Catawba settled for Trexler’s 43-yard field goal and a 10-6 edge. That lead was short-lived. The Falcons retook control at 14-10 with a 61-yard drive, scoring with 9:05 left in the third quarter and putting pressure on Catawba. A key stop by Sutton when St. Aug’s had fourth-and-1 at the Catawba 25 early in the fourth quarter gave the Indians the ball, and Dennis led a push to the St. Aug’s 31 with 11 minutes left. Backto-back drops halted the drive. Then Catawba had two penalties on one play — a hold and a personal foul — to wreck its next possession.

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Kewone Harris (14) and L.J. Mccray (4) celebrate Harris’ interception in the end zone against st. augustine’s. When Catawba had to punt with just over five minutes left, it was desperation time. Walters Sanders broke a 23-yard scoring burst on a fourth-and-1 play that iced the game for St. Aug’s with 3:17 remaining. Bunn caught a 9yard TD pass from Dennis with 13 seconds left to make the final score closer. “The dropped pass in the end zone was a blessing for us, but those things happen in football,” St. Aug’s coach Mike Costa said. “I’m just proud of my guys to hang on. Catawba is a very good team, and they kept at us right to the wire.”

St. Augustine’s 20, Catawba 17

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sac — Harris 10 pass from Green (run failed), 4:49, 2nd c — Bryant 21 pass from dennis (trexler kick), 1:15, 2nd c — trexler FG 43, 11:06, 3rd sac — smith 25 pass from Green (richards rush), 9:05, 3rd sac — sanders 23 run (kick failed), 2:04, 4th c — Bunn 9 pass from dennis (trexler kick), 0:13, 4th Individual statistics rushing —  sac: sanders 17-60; toliver 4-42; Green 5-15; Wright 3-7; pinkston 3-5; Harris 1-0; smith 1-0; team 1-0. c: dennis 9-44; Wright 13-40; Gaither 1-7; terwilliger 1-6; Morrison 2-1. passing — sac: Green 14-22-1, 202. c: dennis 24-40-1, 267. team 0-1-0. pass receiving — sac: Harris 5-87; smith 4-44; Laughinghouse 2-45; Batchelor 1-11; toliver 1-8; russell 1-7. c: Morman 5-36; Bryant 4-69; Bunn 4-49; Wright 4-28; terwilliger 2-22; Morrison 2-19; charest 1-20; downs 1-18; Gaither 1-6.

LABOR DAY FroM 1B That may have been the most eyebrow-raising upset in the first round, but it wasn’t the only one. Second-seeded Alex and Todd Pope were beaten by 15th-seeded brothers Phil and David Miller; and third-seeded Christopher McCoy and Fred Corriher were edged by Salisbury High freshman Eric Edwards and first-time entrant Ken Ford, the 14th seed. “It just goes to show,” said Dale Snyder, a tournament assistant. “There are no upsets in the championship flight. Anyone can win.” Phil Miller, who teamed with Jim Christy to capture last year’s trophy, agreed. “Everyone in this flight has the ability to post low scores,” he said. “I know Roy and his dad did a great job in the qualifying, but at the end of the day, it’s all about who’s making putts. And today we were making them.” The Millers prevailed 3 and 2, a convincing margin, and the proof was in the putting. “We struggled early,” David Miller reported. “But we turned

The NFL notebook ... On a day Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford found out he’ll be the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, Heisman winners Matt Leinart and Troy Smith found themselves looking for new teams. It was cut down Saturday in the NFL, with teams required to trim their rosters to 53 players. Leinart, the 2004 Heisman winner from USC, was released by the Arizona Cardinals, who will open the season on Sept. 12 with Derek Anderson at quarterback against Bradford and the Rams.

RACE FroM 1B out of laps at the end of the race. McMurray, who raced to his first Nationwide Series win in Atlanta in 2002, won for the first time since 2004 in Darlington. He has two Sprint Cup wins this year. “I think Jamie is showing everybody how good he is this year,” Edwards said. McMurray started seventh but said “We unloaded as the fastest car here on the first practice.” “We just had a really good day,” McMurray said. “At the end we just had tons of speed and certainly getting out in front on that last restart was critical. ... Fortunately we got a jump there and got ahead of Kyle. The clean air out front is huge.” Kevin Harvick finished fourth, followed by Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. Jason Leffler, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard and rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed the top 10. Busch will have to try another week for his record 11th win of the season. Sam Ard won 10 Nationwide races in 1983. Harvick’s tire strat-

Smith, the 2006 Heisman winner from Ohio State, was cut by the Baltimore Ravens after playing in 14 games over three seasons. • Safety Ed Reed will miss the first six weeks of the season after being placed on the reserve physically unable to perform list by Baltimore. . •As expected, cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones made the Bengals’ roster as a third cornerback and punt returner. • Saints safety Darren Sharper will miss the first six weeks after being placed on the physically unable to perform list. • Willie Parker became the odd man out in the Washington Redskins’ three-

egy helped him look like the driver to beat in the middle of the race. Harvick left the second caution of the race on lap 60 in 14th place after taking on fresh tires while Busch and most other leaders remained on the track. The fresh tread made an immediate dramatic difference as Harvick began passing cars with ease. Harvick took the lead from McMurray on lap 70. As he neared the midpoint of the race, Harvick had pushed his lead over the second-place Busch to a bewildering margin of 11 seconds. Harvick led by about 13 seconds before he finally took his turn on pit row for gas and tires on lap 122 of the 195-lap race, giving Busch an opening to reclaim the lead. “Harvick, with that little show he put on in the middle of the race, we knew tires would be big at the end,” Eury said. Pole-sitter Kasey Kahne was in the top 10 after the third caution before his hopes of winning ended when a problem with his right front fender forced him off the track. He was three laps down when he left pit row and finished 19th.

birdie on the eighth hole. “I’ve been telling people that’s my hole,” he said. “Right now I own it. I’ve birdied that hole seven times in a row over the last two years.” The Millers will meet Salisbury High juniors Troy Beaver and Alex Nianouris, 2 and 1 winners over Dru Davis and Derick Lipe, in today’s second round. Edwards and Ford advanced by hanging on for a 1-up victory over McCoy and Corriher. “We were three up with five (holes) to play,” said Edwards. “Then we kind of messed around. We were confident, but so were they. They knew they still had a chance.” Added Ford: “They hit some great shots. We didn’t. Now it doesn’t matter who we play. I have the luxury of not having any perspective regarding who’s good and who’s not.” Most likely, it won’t matter. • NOTES: Edwards and Ford will wAyne hInShAw/saLisBUrY post face sixth-seeded Mallory McLee Voncannon chips a shot from the edge of the sand trap near the Daniel and Christy in today’s second round. Other first round wineighth green. ners included fourth-seeded Ronnie Eidson and Curtis Kyles, and it around by making big putts Phil Miller ended the match 12th-seeded Michael and Keith when we needed them.” with a spectacular 25-foot put for Dorsett.

way veteran running back competition when he was released. Larry Johnson will be the backup to Clinton Portis. • Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was sent packing from Seattle. •Quarterback Pat White has been released by the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins kept three quarterbacks — Chad Henne, Chad Pennington and Tyler Thigpen. • Outside linebacker Derrick Burgess and special teams captain Sam Aiken were released by the New England Patriots. •Receiver Michael Clayton was among the cuts of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Clayton was a first-round draft pick in 2004.

QUALIFYING FroM 1B “I feel like the last 10 races have definitely been up and down for our team,” he said. “We were on such a hot streak there. We kind of got spoiled. The regular season was kind of irrelevant at that point because we knew we were going to get in the Chase.” Hamlin said the team started racing for victories instead of points. “We’re going to treat these next two weeks as if we’re Chase racing,” he said. “We found ourselves going for wins so much, going allout for wins, that it probably hurt us in the long run. These next two weeks, we’re going back to points racing.” Hamlin wanted to get that new attitude started with a strong qualifying run, and that’s just what he got from his No. 11 Toyota Camry. “We brought our best stuff,” he said. “I’m trying to get cautiously optimistic, but that’s the fastest car I’ve ever had on the race track. It was very, very, very good.” If all goes according to plan, Hamlin will have a couple of high finishes — maybe even another win or two — heading into the 10-race Chase. “I’m trying to do the best I can to pretend the Chase starts here,” he said. “Hopefully, we can start some momentum now, so we’re really hitting our stride when the Chase starts.” Failing to make the 43-car field were Jason Leffler, Landon Cassill, Scott Riggs and Todd Bodine.

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Fred Johnson, playing in the fifth flight, just missed this putt on the eighth green.




No. 1 Alabama romps Associated Press

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Texas wins Associated Press

The Top 25 roundup ... HOUSTON — Tre’ Newton ran for three touchdowns, while quarterback Garrett Gilbert was up and down in his first college start for Texas. Gilbert, who threw four interceptions filling in for Colt McCoy in the loss to Alabama in the BCS title game, didn’t turn the ball over in this one. Texas (1-0) was stopped on fourth down at the 1-yard line on its first drive and settled for a 51-yard field goal on the second after another stalled drive. The Longhorns finally got going on their first full drive of the second quarter taking a 10-3 lead on a 1-yard TD run by Newton. Then the defense came alive with a sack on Taylor McHargue that caused a fumble. Keenan Robinson returned it 10 yards for a score to push the lead to 17-3 and Texas was on its way. Sam McGuffie had 14 carries for 47 yards for Rice (0-1) in his Owls debut after sitting out for a year as a transfer from Michigan. No. 6 TCU 30, No. 24 Oregon St. 21 ARLINGTON, Texas — Andy Dalton ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score to make up for his two interceptions and No. 6 TCU opened with a win over No. 24 Oregon State. Dalton became TCU’s winningest quarterback, his 30th victory snapping a tie with “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh, who had held the mark alone since the mid-1930s until being matched last year after the Frogs’ first undefeated regular season since 1938. Brothers Jacquizz and James Rodgers both scored touchdowns for Oregon State (0-1) in their first college game in their home state. No. 7 Oklahoma 31, Utah St. 24 NORMAN, Okla. — DeMarco Murray ran for 218 yards and two touchdowns and converted a key fourth down, helping No. 7 Oklahoma survive an unexpected scare from Utah State. Jamell Fleming secured the 800th win in the program’s history by intercepting Diondre Borel’s pass in the final 5 minutes. The Sooners (1-0) are only the seventh Division I school to reach that mark, joining a handful of powerhouses including Michigan, Texas and Notre Dame. Borel threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, but the Aggies (0-1) couldn’t quite prevent Oklahoma’s 31st straight victory at home. No. 8 Nebraska 49, Western Kentucky 10 LINCOLN, Neb. — Redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 136 yards in a sensational debut that led No. 8 Nebraska over Western Kentucky. Martinez, the only redshirt or true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Nebraska (1-0), ran 46 yards for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. Coach Bo Pelini kept the identity of his starting QB under wraps until about a half-hour before the game. Bobby Rainey ran 30 times for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown for Western Kentucky (0-1). No. 9 Iowa 37, Eastern Illinois 7 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Adam Robinson ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the first half for Iowa. Senior Ricky Stanzi threw for 229 yards and a touchdown for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who won their 10th straight season opener under coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has its highest preseason ranking in 22 years, and the Hawkeyes made quick work of the FCS Panthers (0-1). Robinson scored on TD runs of 2 and 4 yards, and Paki O’Meara blocked a punt and returned it 42 yards to put the Hawkeyes ahead 21-0 late in the first quarter. Iowa got a brief scare when Stanzi landed awkwardly in the second quarter, but he quickly returned and played until the game was well in hand. No. 11 Oregon 72, New Mexico 0 EUGENE, Ore. — Kenjon Barner replaced suspended running back LaMichael James for Oregon and ran for a careerhigh 147 yards and four touchdowns before catching another score. Quarterback Darron Thomas, making his debut at starter for Oregon (1-0), completed 13 of 23 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. The Ducks had a record 720 yards in total offense. Barner was subbing for James, who was suspended for a game after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge stemming from a conflict with an ex-girlfriend. No. 19 Penn St. 44, Youngstown St. 14 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Freshman Rob Bolden threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns and Chaz Powell had a 100yard kickoff return for a score for Penn State. Coach Joe Paterno got his 395th career victory by starting a true freshman at quarterback in a season opener for the first time in his 45 years as coach. Brett Brackett caught two touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (1-0). The Penguins lost in Eric Wolford’s debut as coach. No. 22 Auburn 52, Arkansas St. 26 AUBURN, Ala. — Cam Newton ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 186 yards and three more scores to help No. 22 Auburn beat overmatched Arkansas State. Newton, a junior college transfer who started his career at Florida, dashed up the middle for a 71-yard touchdown in the second quarter. No. 23 Georgia 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 ATHENS, Ga. — Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in his first college game to lead Georgia. Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards. Kris Durham caught two TD passes. The 55 points was Georgia’s highest since Nov. 6, 2004, when the Bulldogs won 62-17 at Kentucky. Georgia (1-0) visits South Carolina next week. Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) scored on Chris Masson’s 60yard pass to Ladarius Green late in the second quarter.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After a tough Alabama 48 week for S. Jose St. 3 the defending national champions, No. 1 Alabama enjoyed its dress rehearsal before 100,000-plus fans. The established stars — minus Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and defensive end Marcell Dareus — made big plays and some young understudies also got plenty of time on stage in the Crimson Tide’s opening 48-3 route of San Jose State on Saturday night. It was a good night to be without the injured Ingram (knee) and the suspended Dareus, both lost this week. The backups played much of the game, anyway, after the Tide raced to a 31-3 halftime lead over the Spartans. Coach Nick Saban had few major complaints. After all, his team scored touchdowns on its first two possessions instead of basking in last season’s glory or getting caught looking ahead to No. 19 Penn State. ”I was really sort of pleased with the effort, the attitude, the intensity, the way our team was ready to play and focused on what they need to do to try and create an identity for themselves,” Saban said. “I thought we really

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alabama wide receiver Julio Jones makes a diving one hand grab of a pass for a touchdown. worked to try to dominate the competition.” The Tide certainly succeeded in doing that. Alabama outgained the Spartans 591175. Ingram’s sub, Trent Richardson, ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns and had three catches for 46 yards before sitting out the second half. He scored on runs of 4 and 39 yards for an offense that uncorked plenty of big plays. Greg McElroy mostly seemed to be playing pitch and catch, completing 13 of 15 passes for 218 yards before leaving after only one series of the second half. He had a 48-yard touchdown pass to a

wide-open Marquis Maze on a go route down the right sideline. Julio Jones made the most dramatic play with a diving, one-handed grab for a 29-yard touchdown from backup quarterback A.J. McCarron early in the second quarter. He finished with six catches for 93 yards and gained 13 yards on an end around to set up the Tide’s first touchdown. Jones said it was the best catch of his career. “I’ve made some great catches in practice, but not in a game,” he said. Guard Barrett Jones was even more impressed. “Honestly, I went crazy,” he said. “That was one of the

Razorbacks take opener Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ryan MalArkansas 44 lett’s HeisTenn. Tech 3 man Trophy campaign began as planned, and he had plenty of help from one of the Southeastern Conference’s most dynamic receivers. Mallett threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Joe Adams, and No. 17 Arkansas breezed to a 44-3 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night. The Razorbacks, sporting their highest preseason ranking since 1990, recovered quickly from a sloppy start thanks to Mallett’s accuracy and Adams’ elusiveness. Adams caught six passes for 138 yards. “We’ve got to get him more touches,” coach Bobby Petrino said. “When that ball’s under his arm, he’s special.” Mallett threw for 30 touchdowns a season ago and became an immediate Heisman candidate when he decided to

pass up the NFL for another season with the Razorbacks. He missed on just two of his first 18 throws, with the only blemishes a deflected pass that was intercepted and a dropped ball by a receiver that should have been a touchdown. He finished the night 21 of 24. “We really had 22 — just one was to the other team,” Mallett said. Mallett’s 85-yard touchdown pass to Adams in the second quarter was the longest completion of his Arkansas career, and the Hogs led 23-3 at halftime. On the long touchdown, Adams outran the Tennessee Tech defenders down the sideline even though at least one appeared to have a good angle to catch him. Adams also scored the game’s final touchdown, a 15yard reception in the third quarter that included a nifty move immediately after the catch. “Whenever I touch the ball, I try to make guys look silly,”

No Tebow, no problem Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 4 Florida Florida 34 opened the Miami, Ohio 12 p o s t - T i m Tebow era with a resounding thud, maybe the sound of high expectations crashing to the ground. The Gators used four interceptions, several red-zone stops and Jeff Demps’ long touchdown run to beat heavy underdog Miami (Ohio) 34-12 Saturday. But the real story was Florida’s anemic offense, the one quarterback John Brantley had hoped to “keep rolling” after waiting three years behind Tebow. Instead, Brantley and the Gators spent most of the season opener in reverse. There were fumbles, bad snaps, poor throws, several penalties and a whole lot of frustration in The Swamp. Brantley completed 17 of 25 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 10yarder to Omarius Hines that was the offense’s longest play of the day until Demps’ got loose for a 72-yarder in the fourth. Brantley also threw a 25-yard TD pass to Chris Rainey with 1:21 remaining. That fourth-down pass bounced off a teammate before Rainey hauled it in.

greatest plays I’ve ever seen. I ran down the field and hit him in the chest. Wow, that was unbelievable. “ The Tide had seven firsttime starters on defense, but wasn’t challenged by an offense that averaged 13.8 points last season. The first down totals best told the tale of the lopsided game: Alabama 30, San Jose State 7. All in all, it was practically a scrimmage designed to break in the newly expanded Bryant-Denny Stadium. The announced crowd of a sellout 101,821 fans got to see their Tide — which has lost two games the past two season — beat up on a team that only won a pair last season. Ingram had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after injuring it late in Monday’s practice. He watched from the sidelines in his No. 22 jersey and sweat pants. Dareus was declared ineligible for two games on Thursday for accepting improper benefits from an agent in taking two trips to Miami. Alabama is appealing, but there’s no guarantee either will be back for next week’s showdown with No. 19 Penn State. Jones said the week of bad news with Ingram and Dareus weren’t an issue. “It ain’t a distraction unless you let it be a distraction,” he said. “We’ve got to stay levelheaded.”

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ryan Mallett was 21 of 24. Adams said. “Coach is always preaching to make one guy miss. I made that one guy miss, and the rest just happened.” Dennis Johnson, Broderick Green and Ronnie Wingo Jr. each ran for touchdowns. Those three running backs are competing along with Knile Davis for playing time. Green led the foursome with nine carries. Johnson and Davis both fumbled in the first half, but the Razorbacks (1-0) recovered both. Mallett threw his interception, and although the Golden Eagles didn’t capitalize, Tennessee Tech’s Dustin Dillehay could hold his head high after coming up with the turnover.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West W. Virginia 31 V i r Coastal 0 ginia’s offense looked as if it was still on summer vacation for most of the first half. Then quarterback Geno Smith got the Mountaineers moving against an FCS opponent in his first career start. Smith threw two touchdown passes and showed maturity in the pocket, while Noel Devine rushed for 111 yards and a score, leading No. 25 West Virginia to a 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers crawled to a 10-0 halftime lead before an offense led by Smith and Devine scored on three of its first four drives of the second half. The Chanticleers’ focus on Devine allowed Smith to thrive, although most of his completions came on short, simple routes. Coastal Carolina was limited to 186 yards of offense but will go home with a $350,000 payout. The closest the Chanticleers of the Big South Conference came to scoring was after Dominique Davenport returned an interception 37 yards to the West Virginia 21 late in the second quarter, but Brandon Hogan intercepted Zach MacDowall. Zach MacDowall went 13 of 26 for 119 yards. Coastal Carolina’s Justin Durham missed field goal tries of 47 and 42 yards. “I told our guys that this will be the best team we face all year,” said Coastal Carolina coach David Bennett. “Great first half, but there’s two halves to football and we’ve got to be able to play both halves.”

The offense had few other highlights. Deonte Thompson, who was miffed by the perception that he had bad hands last year, dropped a perfectly thrown deep ball in the end zone. Mike Pouncey, who moved from guard to center this year, airmailed one snap over Brantley’s head and chunked two others into the ground. The offensive line looked every bit like a patchwork unit. Starting left tackle associated press Xavier Nixon (knee) and backup Matt Patchan (wrist) Florida quarterback John missed the game, and left Brantley (12) won his opener guard Carl Johnson didn’t play as the Gators’ starter. for an unspecified reason. Demps and Emmanuel Moody were mostly bottled up at the line of scrimmage, Brantley seemed to check down early and often, and every deep pass fell to the ground. The Gators managed a measly 25 yards, including minus-16 rushing, through three quarters. Nonetheless, they led 21-12 thanks to interceptions by Jon Bostic, Janoris Jenkins and Ahmad Black. Jenkins returned his 67 yards for a touchMonday hours through football season only down that put Florida ahead 7Longneck specials - 5 for $12.00 3 in the second quarter. Black’s pick set up backup Pizza Specials .60 cent wings $6.50 pitcher quarterback Trey Burton’s 28850 Statesville Blvd  Cleveland, NC  704-278-1308 yard run, which put Florida Tue-Wed-Thu 4-10  Fri 4-until  Sat 4-12  Sun 4-10 ahead 21-3. R126695

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Scores EAST Bryant 44, Fordham 30 Colgate 30, Monmouth, N.J. 29 Duquesne 17, Bucknell 13 Holy Cross 38, Howard 7 Massachusetts 27, William & Mary 23 New Hampshire 33, Cent. Conn. St. 3 Penn St. 44, Youngstown St. 14 West Virginia 31, Coastal Carolina 0 SOUTH Alabama 48, San Jose St. 3 Alabama St. 34, MVSU 6 Alcorn St. 50, Langston 27 Appalachian St. 42, Chattanooga 41 Auburn 52, Arkansas St. 26 Bethune-Cookman 70, Ed. Waters 10 Campbell 20, Virginia-Wise 16 Campbellsville 47, Union, Ky. 36 Chas. Southern 41, North Greenville 31 Florida 34, Miami (Ohio) 12 Georgetown, D.C. 20, Davidson 10 Georgia 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 Georgia Southern 48, Savannah St. 3 Greensboro 17, Gilford 15 Hanover 28, Centre 27, OT Jackson St. 32, Delta St. 17 Jacksonville 35, Old Dominion 25 Jacksonville St. 49, Mississippi 48, OT James Madison 48, Morehead St. 7 Kentucky 23, Louisville 16 Kentucky St. 28, Lane 14 Liberty 52, St. Francis, Pa. 7 Louisiana Tech 20, Grambling St. 6 McNeese St. 30, Lamar 27 Mississippi St. 49, Memphis 7 Morgan St. 14, Bowie St. 7 North Alabama 27, Henderson St. 10 Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 21 Sewanee 33, Earlham 14 Shaw 57, Virginia Union 27 South Florida 59, Stony Brook 14 St. Augustine’s 20, Catawba 17 Tennessee 50, Tenn.-Martin 0 Tennessee St. 27, Alabama A&M 14 The Citadel 56, Chowan 14 Troy 30, Bowling Green 27 Tuskegee 33, Benedict 18 UCF 38, South Dakota 7 VMI 48, Lock Haven 6 Wesley 34, Christopher Newport 6 Westminster, Mo. 20, Rhodes 17 Winston-Salem 21, N. Carolina A&T 14 MIDWEST Army 31, E. Michigan 27 Butler 29, Albion 13 Dayton 28, Robert Morris 14 Indiana St. 57, St. Joseph’s, Ind. 7 Iowa 37, E. Illinois 7 Kansas St. 31, UCLA 22 Lehigh 28, Drake 14 Michigan 30, Connecticut 10 Michigan St. 38, W. Michigan 14 Missouri 23, Illinois 13 N. Dakota St. 6, Kansas 3 Nebraska 49, W. Kentucky 10 Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12 Ohio 33, Wofford 10 Syracuse 29, Akron 3 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 44, Tennessee Tech 3 Baylor 34, Sam Houston St. 3 Houston 68, Texas St. 28 Oklahoma 31, Utah St. 24 Oklahoma St. 65, Washington St. 17 TCU 30, Oregon St. 21 Texas 34, Rice 17 Texas A&M 48, Stephen F.Austin 7 UTEP 31, Ark.-Pine Bluff 10 FAR WEST Air Force 65, Northwestern St. 21 BYU 23, Washington 17 California 52, UC Davis 3 Colorado 24, Colorado St. 3 Idaho St. 32, Montana Western 3 Montana 73, Western St.,Colo. 2 Montana St. 59, Fort Lewis 10 N. Colorado 54, Adams St. 0 Oregon 72, New Mexico 0 San Diego St. 47, Nicholls St. 0 Stanford 52, Sacramento St. 17

Standings SAC SAC Overall Tusculum 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 Newberry 0-0 1-1 Carson-Newman Wingate 0-0 1-1 Mars Hill 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 Brevard Lenoir-Rhyne 0-0 1-1 Catawba 0-0 0-1 Thursday’s result Carson-Newman 35, Bentley 28 Saturday’s results Tusculum 16, Findlay 3 Charleston (W.Va.) 42, Mars Hill 20 Gardner-Webb 28, Brevard 14 Newberry 55, Livingstone 0 Valdosta St. 25, Wingate 22 St. Augustine’s 20, Catawba 17 Concord 20, Lenoir-Rhyne 17

ACC Atlantic Wake Forest Florida State Boston College Clemson N.C. State Maryland

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Overall 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0

Coastal ACC Overall Miami 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 Georgia Tech Virginia 0-0 1-0 Duke 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 Virginia Tech North Carolina 0-0 0-1 Thursday’s results Wake Forest 53, Presbyterian 13 Miami 45, Florida A&M 0 Saturday’s results Florida State 59, Samford 6 Georgia Tech, 41, S.C. State 10 Boston College 38, Weber State 20 Clemson 35, North Texas 10 Virginia 34, Richmond 13 N.C. State 48, Western Carolina 7 Duke 41, Elon 27 LSU 30, North Carolina 24 Monday’s games Navy at Maryland, 4 p.m. Boise State at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.

Summaries Duke 41, Elon 27 Elon Duke

3 10 0 14 — 27 14 13 0 14 — 41 First Quarter Elon—FG Shreiner 28, 12:41. Duke—D.Scott 34 run (Snyderwine kick), 9:56. Duke—Varner 8 pass from Renfree (Snyderwine kick), :10. Second Quarter Duke—B.King 7 pass from Renfree (Snyderwine kick), 12:04. Elon—FG Shreiner 47, 9:35. Duke—FG Snyderwine 22, 5:26. Elon—Newsome 5 run (Shreiner kick), 1:07. Duke—FG Snyderwine 20, :00. Fourth Quarter Elon—Riddle 11 run (Shreiner kick), 12:35. Duke—Snead 3 run (Snyderwine kick), 7:54. Duke—Hollingsworth 1 run (Snyderwine kick), 2:10. Elon—K.Brown 30 pass from Riddle (Shreiner kick), :40. A—33,941. Elon Duke First downs 24 32 Rushes-yards 21-125 45-192 Passing 281 350 Comp-Att-Int 22-42-2 31-39-0 Return Yards 0 0 Punts-Avg. 3-36.3 2-32.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 8-69 5-63 Time of Possession 23:55 36:05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Elon, Newsome 11-77, A.Harris 2-23, Riddle 7-16, Camp 1-9. Duke, D.Scott 15-77, Connette 1-48, Snead 7-29, Thompson 8-26, Hollingsworth 10-10, Kurunwune 1-4, Team 1-(minus 1), Renfree 2-(minus 1). PASSING—Elon, Riddle 22-42-2-281. Duke, Renfree 31-39-0-350. RECEIVING—Elon, Jeffcoat 6-111, Camp 5-45, Newsome 3-15, Mellette 2-30, A.Harris 2-23, Eastman 2-19, K.Brown 1-30, Labinowicz 1-8. Duke, Vernon 10-129, Varner 7123, B.King 5-36, Kelly 3-27, D.Scott 3-15, Huffman 2-17, Braxton 1-3.

N.C. State 48, WCU 7 W. Carolina N.C. State

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SCOREBOARD First Quarter WCar—Alexander 23 pass from Jaynes (Bostic kick), 9:36. NCSt—Graham 26 pass from R.Wilson (Czajkowski kick), 8:29. NCSt—Graham 25 pass from R.Wilson (Czajkowski kick), :24. Second Quarter NCSt—T.Gentry 1 pass from R.Wilson (Czajkowski kick), 11:21. NCSt—Bryan 7 pass from R.Wilson (Czajkowski kick), 5:10. NCSt—FG Czajkowski 24, :15. Third Quarter NCSt—FG Czajkowski 28, 10:36. NCSt—Greene 2 run (Flint kick), 5:01. NCSt—Haynes 1 run (Flint kick), 2:18. A—56,417. WCar NCSt First downs 9 25 31-86 36-129 Rushes-yards Passing 103 351 Comp-Att-Int 10-18-0 25-38-0 1 9 Return Yards Punts-Avg. 8-37.1 2-42.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 7-43 3-15 Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 28:40 31:20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—W. Carolina, M.Johnson 1677, Harris 5-11, Jaynes 5-4, Brindise 5-(minus 6). N.C. State, Haynes 13-69, Greene 1035, C.Underwood 6-28, Leggett 1-1, R.Wilson 5-0, Imhoff 1-(minus 4). PASSING—W. Carolina, Jaynes 4-10-0-57, Brindise 4-6-0-37, Wabby 2-2-0-9. N.C. State, R.Wilson 21-31-0-306, Glennon 2-5-0-31, Imhoff 2-2-0-14. RECEIVING—W. Carolina, Alexander 235, Everett 2-22, Mitchell 2-21, Rogers 2-16, Rhodes 1-6, Thomas 1-3. N.C. State, Graham 6-96, Spencer 4-92, Bryan 3-23, Williams 2-37, Howard 2-36, Greene 2-22, Davis 2-16, M.Carter 1-14, Horst 1-12, Counts 1-2, T.Gentry 1-1.

Virginia 34, Richmond 13 7 3 3 0 — 13 7 7 7 13 — 34 First Quarter UVa—Payne 2 run (Randolph kick), 12:46. Rich—Gaskins 70 run (Kamin kick), 7:21. Second Quarter UVa—Burd 2 pass from Verica (Randolph kick), 10:29. Rich—FG Kamin 36, 1:23. Third Quarter Rich—FG Kamin 41, 10:46. UVa—Payne 2 run (Randolph kick), 6:42. Fourth Quarter UVa—Payne 8 run (Randolph kick), 13:36. UVa—Payne 1 run (pass failed), 6:30. A—54,146. UVa Rich First downs 13 22 Rushes-yards 30-144 35-205 189 283 Passing Comp-Att-Int 19-33-1 24-35-0 Return Yards 39 67 6-38.3 5-40.2 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 9-40 5-57 28:38 Time of Possession 31:22 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Richmond, Gaskins 8-89, Corp 3-23, Kirchoff 4-14, Wilkins 10-10, Rogers 18, Smith 3-2, Team 1-(minus 2). Virginia, Payne 16-114, Jones 9-73, Horne 5-19, Do.Wallace 2-5, Milien 1-2, Verica 2-(minus 8). PASSING—Richmond, Corp 18-32-1-183, Laub 1-1-0-6. Virginia, Verica 24-35-0-283. RECEIVING—Richmond, Gray 8-91, Grayson 4-35, Gaskins 2-34, Wilkins 2-14, Loughnane 1-6, Smith 1-5, Thompson 1-4. Virginia, Burd 7-122, Inman 7-88, Torchia 329, Jones 2-6, Phillips 1-12, Horne 1-8, Ti.Smith 1-8, Milien 1-7, Payne 1-3. Richmond Virginia

No. 20 FSU 59, Samford 6 Samford Florida St.

0 3 3 0— 6 7 35 7 10 — 59 First Quarter FSU—Pryor 4 pass from Ponder (Hopkins kick), 3:15. Second Quarter FSU—Reed 15 pass from Ponder (Hopkins kick), 13:45. FSU—Thomas 4 run (Hopkins kick), 11:21. FSU—Reid 74 punt return (Hopkins kick), 8:17. FSU—Pryor 8 pass from Ponder (Hopkins kick), 6:40. FSU—Easterling 11 pass from Ponder (Hopkins kick), 2:23. Sam—FG Yaw 41, :00. Third Quarter Sam—FG Yaw 32, 7:46. FSU—T.Jones 57 run (Hopkins kick), 7:03. Fourth Quarter FSU—Thompson 9 run (Hopkins kick), 14:55. FSU—FG Hopkins 24, 6:36. A—68,438. FSU Sam First downs 19 27 Rushes-yards 38-77 26-185 223 296 Passing Comp-Att-Int 27-39-1 22-27-2 Return Yards 7 88 7-29.0 0-0.0 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-55 4-40 22:46 Time of Possession 37:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Samford, Evans 12-39, Truss 10-29, Barnett 1-9, Sillers 1-9, Pope 1-7, Strider 2-1, Ogren 1-(minus 1), Team 2-(minus 2), Taliaferro 8-(minus 14). Florida St., T.Jones 8-107, Thomas 8-31, Thompson 3-17, Smiley 2-9, Manuel 1-8, Reid 1-8, Ponder 2-7, Reed 1-(minus 2). PASSING—Samford, Taliaferro 22-32-1174, Lowery 5-6-0-49, Team 0-1-0-0. Florida St., Ponder 12-14-1-167, Manuel 10-13-1129. RECEIVING—Samford, Roberson 11-96, Covington 4-56, Pope 4-51, Ogren 3-16, Evans 3-(minus 10), Truss 1-8, Fordham 16. Florida St., Reed 5-50, Easterling 4-56, Thompson 4-54, Pryor 3-23, Haulstead 2-40, R.Smith 1-42, Thomas 1-21, Smiley 1-6, Haggins 1-4.

No. 21 LSU 30, No. 18 UNC 24 LSU 7 23 0 0 — 30 0 10 0 14 — 24 North Carolina First Quarter LSU—Shepard 6 pass from Jefferson (Jasper kick), 8:57. Second Quarter NC—Ramsay 9 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 13:49. NC—FG Barth 20, 8:24. LSU—Shepard 50 run (Jasper kick), 8:06. LSU—Safety, 7:14. LSU—P.Peterson 87 punt return (Jasper kick), 4:01. LSU—Randle 51 pass from Jefferson (Jasper kick), 2:28. Fourth Quarter NC—Boyd 97 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 10:34. NC—Highsmith 14 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 2:32. A—68,919. LSU NC First downs 11 20 Rushes-yards 36-162 33-24 Passing 151 412 Comp-Att-Int 15-21-1 28-46-0 Return Yards 163 2 Punts-Avg. 6-38.2 7-44.7 Fumbles-Lost 5-4 5-3 Penalties-Yards 8-65 7-43 Time of Possession 25:25 34:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—LSU, Ridley 19-81, Shepard 5-67, Ferguson 10-15, Murphy 2-(minus 1). North Carolina, Elzy 14-46, White 8-29, Furr 2-2, Team 3-(minus 15), Yates 6-(minus 38). PASSING—LSU, Jefferson 15-21-1-151. North Carolina, Yates 28-46-0-412. RECEIVING—LSU, Randle 4-71, M.Joseph 3-41, Toliver 3-17, Shepard 2-12, Ridley 2-7, Murphy 1-3. North Carolina, Pianalto 8-74, Boyd 6-221, Adams 4-42, Highsmith 3-36, D.Jones 3-12, White 2-12, Ramsay 1-9, Taylor 1-6.

No.16 Ga. Tech 41, S.C. St. 10 S. Carolina St. 3 0 7 0 — 10 Georgia Tech 7 13 14 7 — 41 First Quarter GaT—Nesbitt 35 run (Blair kick), 12:45. SCSt—FG Erickson 28, 5:05. Second Quarter GaT—Nesbitt 1 run (kick blocked), 13:45. GaT—Jones 1 run (Blair kick), 4:46. Third Quarter GaT—Nesbitt 14 run (Blair kick), 8:05. GaT—Jones 15 run (Blair kick), 5:07. SCSt—Long 1 run (Erickson kick), 2:36. Fourth Quarter GaT—Washington 10 run (Blair kick), 4:50. A—51,668. SCSt GaT First downs 16 25 Rushes-yards 39-178 56-372 Passing 94 12 Comp-Att-Int 11-25-0 2-8-1 Return Yards (-3) 11

6-29.0 2-40.0 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 10-94 6-46 30:35 Time of Possession 29:25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—S. Carolina St., Jordan 18-129, Massey 13-39, Merrill 3-16, Long 4-(minus 2), Elmore 1-(minus 4). Georgia Tech, Nesbitt 16-130, Jones 4-45, Washington 7-44, D.Sims 3-34, O.Smith 4-34, Bostic 5-30, Allen 6-28, Cox 3-13, Watson 3-10, Lyons 2-7, Ma.Wright 1-3, Peeples 2-(minus 6). PASSING—S. Carolina St., Long 11-25-094. Georgia Tech, Nesbitt 1-6-1-8, Washington 1-2-0-4. RECEIVING—S. Carolina St., Christie 427, Elmore 3-42, Massey 2-17, Clark 1-7, Kerr 1-1. Georgia Tech, S.Hill 2-12.

BC 38, Weber State 20 Weber St. 3 7 3 7 — 20 14 17 7 0 — 38 Boston College First Quarter Web—FG McClain 32, 13:15. BC—Pantale 6 pass from Shinskie (Freese kick), 9:59. BC—Momah 17 pass from Shinskie (Freese kick), 5:08. Second Quarter BC—Harris 4 run (Freese kick), 13:55. BC—FG Freese 33, 7:36. Web—Kehano 24 pass from C.Higgins (McClain kick), 3:40. BC—Phifer 22 pass from Marscovetra (Freese kick), 1:18. Third Quarter Web—FG McClain 26, 7:33. BC—Gause 66 interception return (Freese kick), 3:20. Fourth Quarter Web—Booker 4 run (McClain kick), :19. A—34,168. Web BC 24 17 First downs Rushes-yards 39-104 33-188 Passing 277 223 29-47-1 12-23-2 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 3 76 Punts-Avg. 4-44.0 2-57.0 2-2 2-1 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 9-57 4-43 Time of Possession 37:36 22:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Weber St., Tafuna 21-59, Booker 4-18, Tuckett 4-12, Bolen 4-11, Hoke 2-7, Eldridge 1-6, C.Higgins 3-(minus 9). Boston College, Harris 19-115, Phifer 7-48, A.Williams 4-24, Shinskie 1-1, Team 2-0. PASSING—Weber St., C.Higgins 24-39-1234, Hoke 5-8-0-43. Boston College, Shinskie 10-20-2-185, Marscovetra 2-3-0-38. RECEIVING—Weber St., Phillips 6-69, Collins 5-53, Bolen 5-47, Tafuna 3-12, Kehano 2-50, Booker 2-9, E.Walker 1-13, Raught 1-8, Clemente 1-5, Eldridge 1-4, Jankowski 1-4, Hancock 1-3. Boston College, Coleman 3-98, Harris 3-31, Pantale 2-19, Anderson 130, Phifer 1-22, Momah 1-17, Lee 1-6.

Clemson 35, N. Texas 10 North Texas Clemson

0 7 0 3 — 10 7 14 7 7 — 35 First Quarter Clem—Ellington 60 run (Catanzaro kick), 14:44. Second Quarter Clem—Clear 70 pass from K.Parker (Catanzaro kick), 2:50. NT—Carey 13 pass from Tune (Deans kick), 1:13. Clem—Harper 8 pass from K.Parker (Catanzaro kick), :34. Third Quarter Clem—Ellington 14 run (Catanzaro kick), 2:31. Fourth Quarter NT—FG Deans 25, 12:27. Clem—Harper 3 run (Catanzaro kick), 9:05. A—75,000. Clem NT First downs 25 15 Rushes-yards 49-193 25-246 269 177 Passing Comp-Att-Int 22-34-2 10-21-1 Return Yards 3 41 7-42.0 6-51.3 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 4-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-70 5-48 18:08 Time of Possession 41:52 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—North Texas, Dunbar 23-116, Hamilton 6-52, Tune 15-13, Byrd 2-7, Thompson 2-4, Dodge 1-1. Clemson, Ellington 12122, Harper 9-102, J.Brown 1-18, McDowell 2-5, K.Parker 1-(minus 1). PASSING—North Texas, Tune 19-29-2240, Thompson 3-3-0-29, Stradford 0-1-0-0, Team 0-1-0-0. Clemson, K.Parker 9-17-1-170, Boyd 1-4-0-7. RECEIVING—North Texas, Carey 4-73, J.Jackson 3-65, Lott 3-31, B.Johnson 3-17, Hamilton 3-2, Dunbar 2-62, Bynes 1-10, Jones 1-7, Taylor 1-6, Tune 1-(minus 4). Clemson, McNeal 2-34, Hopkins 2-23, J.Brown 2-14, Clear 1-70, Allen 1-24, Harper 1-8, Ellington 1-4.

ASU 42, Chattanooga 41 Appalachian St. 7 0 7 28 — 42 Chattanooga 16 12 0 13 — 41 First Quarter Chat—FG Hammons 29, 11:58. Chat—Pitchford 53 pass from Coleman (kick failed), 7:35. App—Presley 2 run (Vitaris kick), 2:36. Chat—Bradford 36 pass from Coleman (Hammons kick), :21. Second Quarter Chat—Coleman 1 run (kick failed), 11:29. Chat—Anthony 9 pass from Awuah (kick failed), 5:15. Third Quarter App—Jorden 14 pass from Presley (Vitaris kick), 1:17. Fourth Quarter Chat—Hughes 16 pass from Coleman (Pollard kick), 14:54. App—C.Baker 3 run (Vitaris kick), 13:56. App—Presley 4 run (Vitaris kick), 12:22. App—C.Baker 7 run (Vitaris kick), 11:01. App—Presley 33 pass from Presley (Vitaris kick), 6:05. Chat—Coleman 3 run (pass failed), :51. A—15,235. App Chat 17 20 First downs Rushes-yards 39-146 29-143 Passing 340 349 22-29-0 24-38-0 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 11 19 Punts-Avg. 5-31.6 5-37.4 4-2 3-3 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-62 8-85 Time of Possession 30:11 29:49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Appalachian St., Radford 1085, C.Baker 13-44, Presley 11-25, Cadet 33, Team 2-(minus 11). Chattanooga, Sutherland 4-95, Jackson 14-49, Awuah 2-8, Coleman 9-(minus 9). PASSING—Appalachian St., Presley 2229-0-340. Chattanooga, Coleman 23-37-0340, Awuah 1-1-0-9. RECEIVING—Appalachian St., Cline 8-89, Quick 5-121, Jorden 3-45, Elder 2-19, B.Frazier 2-17, Cadet 1-8, Radford 1-8, Presley 033. Chattanooga, Hughes 6-78, Bradford 585, Sutherland 5-85, Pitchford 3-85, Jackson 3-5, Anthony 1-9, Awuah 1-2.

No. 1 Ala. 48, S, Jose St. 3 San Jose St. Alabama

3 0 0 0— 3 14 17 10 7 — 48 First Quarter Ala—Richardson 4 run (Shelley kick), 11:38. SJS—FG Waid 31, 7:26. Ala—Maze 48 pass from McElroy (Shelley kick), 5:02. Second Quarter Ala—Richardson 39 run (Shelley kick), 14:11. Ala—J.Jones 29 pass from McCarron (Shelley kick), 11:48. Ala—FG Foster 41, :00. Third Quarter Ala—Lacy 37 run (Foster kick), 10:31. Ala—FG Foster 24, 4:38. Fourth Quarter Ala—Lacy 10 run (Foster kick), 14:04. A—101,821. SJS Ala First downs 7 30 Rushes-yards 29-89 41-257 Passing 86 334 Comp-Att-Int 8-19-1 22-30-0 Return Yards 0 24 Punts-Avg. 9-41.6 3-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 5-35 4-40 Time of Possession 29:18 30:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Jose St., Rutley 13-52, Freeman 5-20, Muldrow 7-12, Faulkner 1-7, O’Neill 1-1, La Secla 2-(minus 3). Alabama, Lacy 13-111, Richardson 10-66, Goode 1166, J.Jones 1-13, McElroy 3-7, McCarron 1(minus 2), Team 2-(minus 4). PASSING—San Jose St., La Secla 7-141-85, Faulkner 1-5-0-1. Alabama, McElroy 13-15-0-218, McCarron 9-15-0-116. RECEIVING—San Jose St., C.Jones 3-20, Grigsby 2-55, Beauchman 1-5, Nunn 1-5,

Muldrow 1-1. Alabama, J.Jones 6-93, Maze 3-68, Hanks 3-66, Richardson 3-46, Gibson 3-21, Dial 1-19, Alexander 1-9, Smelley 1-9, Lacy 1-3.

No. 2 Ohio St. 45, Marshall 7 Marshall Ohio St.

7 0 0 0— 7 21 14 7 3 — 45 First Quarter OSU—Posey 6 pass from Pryor (Barclay kick), 13:42. OSU—Saine 4 run (Barclay kick), 10:27. Mar—Shakoor 61 blocked field goal return (Warner kick), 2:21. OSU—Sanzenbacher 65 pass from Pryor (Barclay kick), 1:22. Second Quarter OSU—Saine 45 run (Barclay kick), 3:49. OSU—Rolle 30 interception return (Barclay kick), 2:46. Third Quarter OSU—Posey 11 pass from Pryor (Barclay kick), 10:17. Fourth Quarter OSU—FG Barclay 34, 7:28. A—105,040. Mar OSU 11 23 First downs Rushes-yards 21-44 41-280 Passing 155 249 18-35-1 18-27-0 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 2 60 Punts-Avg. 8-36.9 4-40.8 4-2 1-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 8-60 7-47 Time of Possession 25:11 34:49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Marshall, Ward 6-32, Sullivan 1-7, Martinez 1-6, Booker 8-5, Perry 1-0, Anderson 4-(minus 6). Ohio St., Saine 9-103, Berry 7-80, Herron 7-44, J.Hall 5-32, Pryor 817, Hyde 1-4, Guiton 2-4, Team 1-(minus 1), Bauserman 1-(minus 3). PASSING—Marshall, Anderson 17-28-1135, Sullivan 1-7-0-20. Ohio St., Pryor 1725-0-247, Bauserman 1-2-0-2. RECEIVING—Marshall, Wilson 5-38, Dobson 3-34, Walker 2-18, Ward 2-5, T.Evans 22, Edmonson 1-26, D.Evans 1-20, Smith 1-8, Booker 1-4. Ohio St., Posey 4-41, Sanzenbacher 3-113, Stoneburner 3-41, Schwartz 3-20, J.Hall 1-13, Herron 1-9, A.Homan 1-7, Fields 1-3, Brown 1-2.

No. 4 Fla. 34, Miami, O. 12 Miami (Ohio) Florida

3 3 3 3 — 12 0 21 0 13 — 34 First Quarter MiO—FG Cook 33, 7:01. Second Quarter Fla—Ja.Jenkins 67 interception return (Sturgis kick), 13:14. Fla—Hines 10 pass from Brantley (Sturgis kick), 9:27. Fla—Burton 2 run (Sturgis kick), 8:03. MiO—FG Cook 31, :21. Third Quarter MiO—FG Cook 31, 6:33. Fourth Quarter MiO—FG Cook 33, 13:24. Fla—Demps 72 run (kick failed), 12:31. Fla—Rainey 25 pass from Brantley (Sturgis kick), 1:21. A—90,178. MiO Fla 16 12 First downs Rushes-yards 22-4 31-99 Passing 208 113 26-46-4 17-25-0 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 0 121 Punts-Avg. 3-29.7 1-27.0 0-0 8-3 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 9-51 6-51 Time of Possession 34:44 25:16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Miami (Ohio), Woods 5-19, Lawson 1-3, Dysert 8-2, Merriweather 5-(minus 2), Rogers 1-(minus 3), Robinson 2-(minus 15). Florida, Demps 8-98, Gillislee 6-55, Moody 5-5, Burton 2-4, Rainey 3-1, Brantley 3-(minus 9), Team 4-(minus 55). PASSING—Miami (Ohio), Dysert 25-44-4191, R.Kennedy 1-2-0-17. Florida, Brantley 17-25-0-113. RECEIVING—Miami (Ohio), Robinson 11111, Rogers 4-16, Woods 3-(minus 1), Givens 2-25, Merriweather 2-18, Paine 2-11, Bruton 1-17, Harwell 1-11. Florida, Rainey 6-34, Demps 4-4, Hines 3-49, Thompson 3-24, Burton 1-2.

No. 5 Texas 34, Rice 17 0 24 7 3 — 34 3 7 0 7 — 17 First Quarter Rice—FG Boswell 42, 8:04. Second Quarter Tex—FG Tucker 51, 14:55. Tex—Newton 1 run (Tucker kick), 8:02. Tex—Robinson 10 fumble return (Tucker kick), 6:24. Tex—Newton 2 run (Tucker kick), 1:28. Rice—Kitchens 47 pass from McHargue (Boswell kick), :04. Third Quarter Tex—Newton 1 run (Tucker kick), :53. Fourth Quarter Tex—FG Tucker 26, 7:33. Rice—Ross 2 run (Boswell kick), :24. A—70,445. Tex Rice 20 14 First downs Rushes-yards 46-197 42-88 Passing 172 131 14-24-0 12-18-1 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 42 0 Punts-Avg. 2-42.0 7-45.0 1-1 1-1 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 4-30 4-40 Time of Possession 30:56 29:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Texas, Newton 18-61, C.Johnson 15-59, Whittaker 9-51, Goodwin 2-15, Gilbert 2-11. Rice, McGuffie 14-47, T.Smith 11-40, Ross 3-9, Turner 2-2, Fanuzzi 1-(minus 2), McHargue 11-(minus 8). PASSING—Texas, Gilbert 14-23-0-172, McCoy 0-1-0-0. Rice, McHargue 6-11-1-90, Fanuzzi 3-4-0-23, Cook 3-3-0-18. RECEIVING—Texas, M.Williams 4-77, Goodwin 4-50, Chiles 1-31, Kirkendoll 1-5, G.Smith 1-3, Whittaker 1-3, C.Johnson 1-2, Newton 1-1. Rice, Willson 3-22, Kitchens 253, Randolph 2-39, Beasley 1-9, Moore 1-9, McDonald 1-4, Smiter 1-2, McGuffie 1-(minus 7). Texas Rice

No.6 TCU 30, No.24 Ore. St. 21 Oregon St. TCU

7 7 7 0 — 21 7 14 7 2 — 30 First Quarter OrSt—Jam.Rodgers 30 pass from Katz (Kahut kick), 11:48. TCU—Dalton 6 run (Evans kick), 7:19. Second Quarter OrSt—Bishop 34 pass from Katz (Kahut kick), 11:57. TCU—Kerley 1 pass from Dalton (Evans kick), 8:39. TCU—Wesley 8 run (Evans kick), :49. Third Quarter OrSt—Jac.Rodgers 1 run (Kahut kick), 5:33. TCU—Dalton 4 run (Evans kick), :59. Fourth Quarter TCU—Safety, 4:14. A—46,138. OrSt TCU First downs 13 28 Rushes-yards 25-73 54-278 Passing 182 175 Comp-Att-Int 10-26-0 17-27-2 Return Yards 34 42 Punts-Avg. 5-43.4 4-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-30 6-45 Time of Possession 20:37 39:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Oregon St., Jac.Rodgers 1875, Jam.Rodgers 2-8, Wheaton 1-6, Katz 32, Team 1-(minus 18). TCU, Wesley 17-134, Tucker 20-74, Dalton 15-64, Dawson 1-5, Shivers 1-1. PASSING—Oregon St., Katz 9-25-0-159, Hekker 1-1-0-23. TCU, Dalton 17-27-2-175. RECEIVING—Oregon St., Jam.Rodgers 475, Halahuni 2-26, Nichols 2-24, Bishop 134, Poyer 1-23. TCU, Kerley 6-49, Dawson 4-69, B.Johnson 3-26, Clay 1-13, Hicks 112, Boyce 1-5, Wesley 1-1.

No. 7 Okla. 31, Utah St. 24 Utah St. Oklahoma

0 10 14 0 — 24 14 7 10 0 — 31 First Quarter Okl—Broyles 12 pass from L.Jones (O’Hara kick), 13:23. Okl—Murray 1 run (O’Hara kick), :51. Second Quarter Okl—Broyles 21 pass from L.Jones (O’Hara kick), 6:21. USU—FG Caldwell 40, 3:33. USU—Smith 4 run (Caldwell kick), :47. Third Quarter USU—Watkins 42 pass from Borel (Caldwell kick), 10:16. Okl—Murray 63 run (O’Hara kick), 7:56. Okl—FG O’Hara 32, 4:15. USU—Martin 31 pass from Borel (Caldwell

kick), 2:31. A—85,151. USU Okl 21 23 First downs Rushes-yards 38-80 45-205 Passing 341 217 17-37-3 17-36-2 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 0 49 Punts-Avg. 7-47.0 8-46.6 2-1 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-48 7-70 Time of Possession 28:44 31:16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Utah St., Smith 8-48, Speight 17-46, K.Williams 3-0, Borel 10-(minus 14). Oklahoma, Murray 35-218, Millard 3-16, Calhoun 1-5, Clay 1-1, Team 2-(minus 4), L.Jones 3-(minus 31). PASSING—Utah St., Borel 17-36-3-341, K.Williams 0-1-0-0. Oklahoma, L.Jones 1736-2-217. RECEIVING—Utah St., Martin 4-60, M.Morgan 4-44, Watkins 3-91, Reynolds 236, Austin 1-59, Speight 1-29, Lloyd 1-16, Moats 1-6. Oklahoma, Broyles 9-142, Stills 3-34, Kenney 2-20, D.Miller 2-19, Calhoun 1-2.

No. 8 Nebraska 49, WKU 10 W. Kentucky Nebraska

0 0 3 7 — 10 14 7 14 14 — 49 First Quarter Neb—Martinez 46 run (Henery kick), 11:23. Neb—Burkhead 20 run (Henery kick), 6:11. Second Quarter Neb—Helu 3 run (Henery kick), 5:49. Third Quarter Neb—Martinez 19 run (Henery kick), 12:54. WKen—FG Tinius 25, 8:20. Neb—Martinez 15 run (Henery kick), 2:01. Fourth Quarter WKen—Rainey 5 run (Tinius kick), 12:46. Neb—Paul 33 pass from C.Green (Henery kick), 9:45. Neb—A.Jones 5 run (Henery kick), 5:42. A—85,555. Neb WKen First downs 14 23 Rushes-yards 40-179 33-289 120 247 Passing Comp-Att-Int 12-22-1 17-25-0 Return Yards 10 87 8-37.1 3-42.7 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 7-51 6-75 26:40 Time of Possession 33:20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—W. Kentucky, Rainey 30-155, McNeal 4-19, Johnson 1-7, Jakes 4-0, Team 1-(minus 2). Nebraska, Martinez 7-127, Burkhead 5-57, Helu 5-29, Lee 3-21, C.Green 317, Marlowe 1-13, A.Jones 2-13, Paul 1-8, Okafor 1-2, Ward 1-2, Robinson 4-0. PASSING—W. Kentucky, Jakes 12-22-1120. Nebraska, Martinez 9-15-0-136, C.Green 5-6-0-66, Lee 3-4-0-45. RECEIVING—W. Kentucky, Rainey 3-36, Doyle 2-24, Vasquez 2-23, T.Jones 1-17, Johnson 1-12, McNeal 1-8, Cooper 1-2, Jeffries 1-(minus 2). Nebraska, Kinnie 6-59, Paul 5-92, Burkhead 2-47, W.Henry 1-24, Hill 111, Enunwa 1-10, Reed 1-4.

No. 17 Ark. 44, Tenn. Tech 3 Tenn. Tech Arkansas

3 0 0 0— 3 0 23 21 0 — 44 First Quarter TnT—FG Barker 27, 4:49. Second Quarter Ark—Johnson 7 run (Hocker kick), 14:19. Ark—Safety, 13:46. Ark—B.Green 1 run (Hocker kick), 9:14. Ark—Adams 85 pass from Mallett (Hocker kick), 4:33. Third Quarter Ark—Wingo 10 run (Hocker kick), 11:01. Ark—Hamilton 3 pass from Mallett (Hocker kick), 5:49. Ark—Adams 15 pass from Mallett (Hocker kick), 2:41. A—69,596. Ark TnT First downs 12 21 Rushes-yards 43-79 28-196 108 323 Passing Comp-Att-Int 7-14-0 23-30-2 Return Yards 17 7 8-33.0 0-0.0 Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 11-61 9-64 26:29 Time of Possession 33:31 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Tenn. Tech, Barnes 8-31, Crawford 9-19, Gay 7-15, Forbes 4-12, Hudson 4-12, Ziegler 2-4, Beech 2-(minus 2), Sailes 1-(minus 6), Lamb 6-(minus 6). Arkansas, K.Davis 6-67, Johnson 3-60, Wingo 5-47, B.Green 9-23, Mallett 3-0, Bran.Mitchell 2-(minus 1). PASSING—Tenn. Tech, Lamb 6-13-0-99, Barnes 1-1-0-9. Arkansas, Mallett 21-24-1301, Bran.Mitchell 1-3-0-16, Wilson 1-3-1-6. RECEIVING—Tenn. Tech, Sailes 2-40, Ziegler 2-19, Allen 1-31, Crawford 1-9, Olverson 1-9. Arkansas, Adams 6-138, D.Williams 5-68, Childs 4-26, Hamilton 2-40, Herndon 1-16, K.Davis 1-15, J.Wright 1-15, Cleveland 1-6, B.Green 1-3, Wingo 1-(minus 4).

No.23 Ga. 55, La.-Lafayette 7 Louisiana-Lafayette 0 7 0 0— 7 Georgia 7 24 17 7 — 55 First Quarter Geo—C.King 20 run (Walsh kick), 3:00. Second Quarter Geo—Durham 3 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 14:55. Geo—FG Walsh 52, 11:21. Geo—Chapas 11 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 3:31. ULL—L.Green 60 pass from Masson (Albrecht kick), 1:13. Geo—A.Murray 16 run (Walsh kick), :00. Third Quarter Geo—FG Walsh 48, 12:54. Geo—Munzenmaier 1 pass from A.Murray (Walsh kick), 4:25. Geo—Gray 26 pass from Mason (Walsh kick), 2:35. Fourth Quarter Geo—Hamilton 17 interception return (Walsh kick), 13:43. A—92,746. ULL Geo 5 17 First downs Rushes-yards 29-14 37-184 Passing 114 193 8-24-3 19-31-1 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 0 93 Punts-Avg. 10-41.5 6-46.7 0-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 2-8 5-30 Time of Possession 26:33 33:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Louisiana-Lafayette, Streeter 4-10, Spikes 7-8, Joseph 1-3, Shankle 4-3, R.Walker 2-1, Gautier 5-1, Team 1-(minus 2), Masson 5-(minus 10). Georgia, Thomas 1361, C.King 10-47, A.Murray 4-42, B.Smith 117, Chapas 2-10, Munzenmaier 7-7. PASSING—Louisiana-Lafayette, Masson 5-15-1-77, Gautier 3-9-2-37. Georgia, A.Murray 17-26-1-160, Mason 2-5-0-33. RECEIVING—Louisiana-Lafayette, L.Green 4-87, Falgout 1-16, Miller 1-9, Streeter 1-3, Shankle 1-(minus 1). Georgia, Durham 5-83, Chapas 3-8, Gray 2-32, Charles 2-28, Marl.Brown 2-24, Alex.Ogletree 1-7, C.King 1-4, B.Smith 1-3, Wooten 1-3, Munzenmaier 1-1.

No. 25 WV 31, Coastal 0 Coastal Carolina 0 0 0 0— 0 West Virginia 7 3 14 7 — 31 First Quarter WVU—Woods 4 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 7:00. Second Quarter WVU—FG Bitancurt 21, 8:18. Third Quarter WVU—Sanders 17 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 13:32. WVU—R.Clarke 1 run (Bitancurt kick), 1:44. Fourth Quarter WVU—Devine 4 run (Bitancurt kick), 14:11. A—57,862. CCar WVU First downs 9 18 Rushes-yards 33-63 39-184 Passing 123 216 Comp-Att-Int 14-27-1 23-32-1 Return Yards 40 10 Punts-Avg. 8-35.1 6-49.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-40 3-25 Time of Possession 27:51 32:09 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Coastal Carolina, O’Neal 1533, Height 5-26, Whitener 8-19, Erdman 12, Hillary 1-2, A.Jones 1-(minus 1), Mitchell 1-(minus 3), Sullivan 1-(minus 15). West Virginia, Devine 23-111, Sanders 1-31, R.Clarke 5-15, Austin 2-11, Lindamood 1-6, G.Smith 46, T.Johnson 3-4. PASSING—Coastal Carolina, MacDowall 13-26-1-119, Hillary 1-1-0-4. West Virginia, G.Smith 20-27-1-216, Brunetti 3-5-0-0. RECEIVING—Coastal Carolina, Duran 464, Whitley 3-36, Sullivan 2-9, Childers 2-8, Whitener 2-6, Morgan 1-0. West Virginia, Sanders 8-71, Austin 5-90, Devine 2-18, Woods 2-10, Urban 2-5, White 2-3,

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CHATTANOOGA, Tn. — Quarterback DeAndre Presley scooped App. St. 42 up a fumble by Matt Cline Chatt. 41 after completing a pass to him and ran it in from 33 yards out, capping a 28-point Appalachian State fourth quarter in a 42-41 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday. It was the 21st consecutive Southern Conference victory for the Mountaineers, who lost in the Football Championship Series semifinals last season. Chattanooga got within a point on a 3yard run by quarterback B.J. Coleman with 51 seconds left. The Mocs tried for a 2-point conversion, but Coleman’s pass was incomplete and Appalachian State recovered an onside kickoff. Presley completed 22 of 29 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers. Coleman was 23-for-37, also for 340 yards, and threw for three touchdowns for the Mocs. Trailing 35-14 one play into the fourth quarter, Appalachian State tied the game in a span of 3:53. Presley completed passes of 48 and 26 yards to set up Cedric Baker’s 3yard run to make it 35-21. Buster Skrine fumbled the ensuing kickoff, suffering a dislocated shoulder on the play, and the Mountaineers got the ball at the Chattanooga 33, leading to a Presley scoring run from the 4. Appalachian State got the ball back quickly again, at the Chattanooga 11, when Coleman fumbled after being sacked by Jabari Fletcher. Baker scored the tying touchdown on a 7-yard run. Chattanooga led 28-7 at halftime. A 46yard pass from Coleman to Brian Sutherland set up a 3-yard second-quarter scoring run by Coleman. The Mocs completed the first-half scoring with a 67-yard drive in three plays. After Sutherland ran for 34 yards and Coleman hit Joel Bradford for 24 yards to the 9, running back Chris Awuah found Marlon Anthony with a pass for the score. The Mocs gained momentum early. Mike Hammons’ 29-yard field goal opened the scoring after J.D. Dothard recovered a fumble by Appalachian State’s Travaris Cadet and returned it 26 yards to the Mountaineers’ 25. After an Appalachian State punt, Chattanooga made it 9-0 on a 53-yard pass from B.J. Coleman to Chris Pitchford. Hammons missed the extra point. Appalachian State responded with a 52yard scoring drive, ending in a 2-yard run by Presley, but Coleman’s 36-yard scoring pass to Bradford put the Mocs ahead 16-7.

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The college roundup ... SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly looked around at a packed stadium and saw — fittingly enough — a sea of kelly green shirts. On a day of firsts for Notre Dame’s new head coach, highlighted by a 23-12 win over Purdue, the colorful and enthusiastic crowd stood out. They were actually rooting for his team. “Maybe this is just my background, but anytime I’ve gone into a stadium with 81,000, I’ve always played up to that opponent. Now, it was 81,000, and it was our people,” Kelly said. “The crowd was into it and it was a great advantage.” Michigan 30, UConn 10 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson, accounted for 383 yards and two touchdowns in his first game as Michigan’s starting quarterback, leading the Wolverines to a 30-10 win over UConn on Saturday at the bigger-than-ever Big House. Jacksonville State 49, Mississippi 48, 2OT OXFORD, Miss. — On the final crazy play of a crazy game, Jacksonville State running back Calvin Middleton found himself in the middle of a mass of bodies as quarterback Coty Blanchard lofted a 2point conversion pass toward the end zone. Somehow, through the arms and legs, Middleton came down with the football as the Gamecocks celebrated a stunning 49-48 victory over Mississippi in double overtime. “Without a doubt, it’s the worst loss of my career,” Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said. Tusculum 16, Findlay 3 The Tusculum defense forced three turnovers and recorded nine sacks as the Pioneers defeated host Findlay, 16-3. Tusculum is off to its first 2-0 start since 2002. Gardner-Webb 28, Brevard 14 BOILING SPRINGS — Freshman Juanne Blount carried 18 times for 134 yards and a touchdown Saturday night to lead Gardner-Webb to a 28-14 win over Brevard College. Georgetown 20, Davidson 10 DAVIDSON — Georgetown quarterback Scott Darby threw for 130 yards anda touchdown and rushed for 58 yards and another score to lead the Hoyas (1-0) to a 20-10 football victory over Davidson (0-1). Army 31, Eastern Michigan 27 YPSILANTI, Mich. — Jared Hassin ran 7 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds left to give Army a 31-27 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night. Hassin scored three touchdowns and ran for 68 yards on 12 carries. Former West Rowan star Jon Crucitti is on the Army roster. He did not play.


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SUNDAY September 5, 2010

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RALEIGH — Russell Wilson spent N.C. State 48 much of his WCU 7 offseason playing baseball. His return to the football field was a hit on Saturday night, even if his coach wouldn’t call it a home run. Wilson passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns to help North Carolina State defeat Western Carolina 48-7. “It was definitely good to get out there again,” said Wilson who missed spring practice to play for N.C. State’s baseball team and spent the summer playing in the Colorado Rockies organization. “I’ve been working hard to find my comfort zone.” Wilson completed 21 of 31

passes, engineering seven consecutive scoring drives as the Wolfpack won their season opener for the first time in four tries under coach Tom O’Brien. Wilson notched his fifth 300-yard passing game and didn’t throw an interception, but O’Brien saw room for improvement. O’Brien wanted to see a sharper 2-minute drill on N.C. State’s final possession of the first half, which resulted in a 24-yard field goal by Josh Czajkowski. The coach also pointed out that Wilson failed to recognize that the team had 12 players in the huddle on one occasion. “We’re not where we have to be offensively,” O’Brien said. “I think we’ve got to get Russell back into the swing of things.” The Wolfpack replaced Wil-

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son with Mike Glennon with 3:10 remaining in the third quarter. Glennon limped off the field with 10 minutes left in the fourth with what team officials called a bruised knee. N.C. State, which scored three points in its previous two season openers combined, enjoyed its highest scoring output in a first game since a 59-20 win over Western Carolina in 2003. T.J. Graham posted career highs with six receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — for the Wolfpack. Freshman tailbacks Dean Haynes and Mustafa Greene each added a thirdquarter rushing touchdown for N.C. State. Western Carolina dropped to 0-26 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Coast

Conference. The Catamounts went 87 yards on 10 plays to score a touchdown on the game’s first possession, but amassed just 102 yards on 39 plays the rest of the game. “The first half we came out there a little too excited,” N.C. State linebacker Terrell Manning said. “They were doing a couple of different things, so we had to go and adjust. ... We just had to slow down and play a little slower. That took care of everything.” A mistake by Western Carolina on special teams ignited N.C. State’s attack. After their opening score, the Catamounts forced N.C. State to punt after three plays. But Deja Alexander muffed the catch on the short kick, and Taylor Gentry recovered for N.C. State on the

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North carolina state QB russell Wilson (16) looks to pass. Western Carolina 26 yard line. Wilson found Graham streaking down the seam uncovered on the next play for a touchdown, the first of four scoring strikes in as many possessions for Wilson. Graham, who had one touchdown catch in his first two seasons, put the Wolfpack ahead 14-7 with his second scoring grab of the opening quarter. He pulled in a quick

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DURHAM— Sean Renf r e e Duke 41 t h r e w Elon 27 for 350 yards and two touchdowns in his first college start, and Duke opened its season by beating Elon 41-27 on Saturday night. Renfree completed 13 of his first 14 passes, including 10 in a row, with touchdown throws of 8 and 7 yards on consecutive drives for the Blue Devils. He finished 31 of 39 while his favorite target, Conner Vernon, caught 10 passes for a career-high 129 yards. Desmond Scott rushed 34 yards for a touchdown and freshman Josh Snead added a short scoring run late for Duke, which rolled up 542 total yards. Scott Riddle was 22 of 42 for 281 yards and a touchdown and an 11-yard TD run. Brandon Newsome had a 5-yard scoring run for Elon, which is 0-3 all-time against Bowl Subdivision teams. The pass-happy Phoenix threatened to be a vexing opponent for a Duke team that had lost twice to Championship Subdivision teams since 2006 and entered with questions about its defense. But the Blue Devils scored on five of their first six possessions, then made enough plays down the stretch to win their first opener since 2008. Riddle’s scrambling touchdown run through the left side pulled Elon to 27-20 with 12:35 to play. Renfree countered that by leading an 11-play drive, ending with Snead powering in from 3 yards out to make it a two-score game again with just under 8 minutes left. Jay Hollingsworth added a 1yard touchdown run with 2:10 remaining, making it 41-20. For much of the night, Renfree certainly didn’t look much like a first-time starter. All eyes were on the redshirt sophomore for two reasons — he’s the successor to record-setter Thaddeus Lewis, and he played for the first time since injuring his right knee during last year’s loss to Georgia Tech. Renfree had back-toback completions of at least 20 yards early in a drive that ended with his 8-yard scoring pass to Donovan Varner. He cut across the middle and Renfree hit him in stride to make it 14-3.

slant from Wilson on third and 5, weaving his way right to left through the defense on his way to a 25-yard touchdown. “I’m happy to finally break out and kind of show people what I’m able to do,” Graham said. “I’ve been in the shadows of Jarvis (Williams) and Owen (Spencer) at receiver. I’m not just a return specialist. I do also play receiver, and I just wanted to show that.”

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North carolina wide receiver erik Highsmith, right, grabs a touchdown pass against LsU safety Brandon taylor in the fourth quarter.

UNC falls short BY PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press

ATLANTA — Against all odds, undermanned LSU 30 North Carolina UNC 24 nearly rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit before losing 30-24 to LSU on Saturday night. Patrick Peterson had 257 yards — including an 87-yard touchdown — on kickoff and punt returns, leading No. 21 LSU (1-0) to a 30-10 halftime lead. Not surprising, given the Tar Heels were missing 13 key players because of an NCAA investigation over relationships with agents and possible academic violations. But No. 18 North Carolina (0-1) made a game of it, scoring two second-half touchdowns, then getting two shots at the win after recovering an onside kick and a fumble. T.J. Yates drove the Heels to the LSU 2-yard line and got off a pair of passes into the end zone after throwing for a career-high 412 yards. Both slipped through the hands of Zack Pianalto. Hey, give the Tar Heels credit — it looked as though they were headed for a blowout. Backed up against his own goal line, Yates rolled to his right and heaved a pass out of the end zone that Jheranie Boyd took to the other end zone for a 97-yard touchdown — the longest play from scrimmage in North Carolina history. Yates then hooked up with Erik Highsmith on a 14-yard touchdown with 21/2 minutes remaining.

North Carolina recovered a disputed onside kick, but LSU stopped that drive by forcing Yates to fumble as he tried to scramble. Trying to run out the clock, Stevan Ridley fumbled and the Tar Heels recovered, getting one more shot for an improbable victory. Missing so many players, the trickle down to the special teams left the Tar Heels especially vulnerable. Peterson, a junior cornerback, took advantage with four punt returns for 157 yards and three kickoff returns for 100 yards. Former quarterback Russell Shepard, now playing receiver to take advantage of his speed, hauled in a touchdown pass and broke off a 50-yard scoring run for LSU. And the current quarterback, Jordan Jefferson, finished off the first half with a 51-yard scoring pass to Rueben Randle. Butch Davis’ North Carolina team was missing most of the NFL prospects on its touted defense — at least six starters, including the entire secondary. The offense wasn’t at full strength, either, forced to improvise without leading receiver Greg Little and its top two tailbacks, Shaun Draughn and Ryan Houston. But plenty of players stepped up for the Tar Heels, no one more than Yates. He completed 28 of 45 and had three touchdown passes. His favorite receiver was Boyd, who had six catches for 221 yards, making him only the fourth player in North Carolina history to have 200 receiving yards in a game. Jefferson was 15 of 21 for 151

yards. Ridley rushed for 81 yards and Shepard had 67, while the LSU defense limited North Carolina to 24 yards on the ground. But the Tiger nearly let it slip away at the end, which would have been a devastating blow to coach Les Miles and a program that’s trying to show it’s still a powerhouse in the Southeastern Conference. Just three years removed from a national championship, LSU has lost eight SEC games over the last two years and watched Florida and Alabama reclaim the dominant roles. LSU appeared headed for a blowout after scoring 23 straight points over the final 8:06 of the first half. Peterson sparked the outburst with a 47-yard kickoff return to midfield. On the very next play, Shepard took the handoff on an end around, jetted around the left side and was gone down the sideline. On the ensuing kickoff, Hunter Furr bobbled the ball in the end zone and apparently thought he had to bring it out — yet another blunder on special teams. He was swarmed over by the Tigers, leaving North Carolina at its own 4. Three plays later, the Tar Heels gave up a safety when center P.J. Lonergan snapped the ball past Yates, who wasn’t ready for the shotgun hike. It rolled out of the back of the end zone. Peterson kept it going by fielding a punt at his own 13, gliding to his right, then making a quick cut through the hole that sent him off on the TD that made it 23-10.

The ACC roundup ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Keith Payne ran for four touchdowns and Virginia ended a four-year losing streak in season openers with a 34-13 victory against Richmond on Saturday night. Payne, who was finished with football until Al Groh was fired and Mike London replaced him after last season, carried 16 times for 114 yards. He had consecutive carries of 15, 13 and 15 yards on the third scoring drive, each time carrying several defenders along. Richmond, which beat Duke to start the season twice in the past five seasons, lost in the coaching debut of Latrell Scott. The game also marked the return to the Virginia lineup of quarterback Marc Verica, who started nine games in 2008 but played sparingly last season as Groh went to a spread offense. Clemson 35, North Texas 10 CLEMSON, S.C. — Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper each scored twice for Clemson in a 35-10 victory over North Texas on Saturday that showed there’s life for the Tigers without ACC player of the year C.J. Spiller. In the season opener for both teams, Ellington got things going with a 60-yard scoring run on Clemson’s second snap just 16 seconds into the game. He added a 14-yard run in the third quarter. Quarterback Kyle Parker added two touchdowns passes, including a 70-yarder to Brandon Clear. No. 16 Georgia Tech 41, S,C, St. 10 ATLANTA — Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns and Roddy Jones added two scoring runs for Georgia Tech. With last year’s top receiver Demaryius Thomas and top rusher Jonathan Dwyer gone to the NFL, Nesbitt kept the offense moving despite his inability to establish a passing game. Nesbitt was only 1-for-6 passing for 8 yards with an interception in the Yellow Jackets’ run-based option offense. Sophomore Asheton Jordan had 17 carries for 125 yards for South Carolina State (0-1), setting up the Bulldogs’ only touchdown with a 55-yard run in the third quarter. No. 20 Florida St. 59, Samford 6 TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Christian Ponder threw four first-half touchdown passes and Greg Reid returned a punt 74 yards for another score as No. 20 Florida State celebrated Jimbo Fisher’s coaching debut with a rout. The Seminoles (1-0) exploded for 35 points during an 11-minute span of the second quarter to build a 42-0 lead in the season opener for both schools. Ponder, who played only the first half, completed 12 of 14 passes for 167 yards. He hit running back Lonnie Pryor for two scores on short passes. Boston College 38, Weber State 20 BOSTON — Dave Shinskie rebounded from an interception on the first play of the season by throwing touchdowns on consecutive first-quarter drives and Boston College — bolstered by the return of cancer-survivor Mark Herzlich — rolled past Weber State 38-20.


SUNDAY September 5, 2010


Katie Scarvey, Lifestyle Editor, 704-797-4270


Making a bouquet out of 65 roses any Post readers will remember Joey Benton and the many wonderful photographs that he took over the years he was a staff photographer here before he moved with his family to South Carolina. The Bentons have certainly been through more than their fair KATIE of trials SCARVEY share in the time I’ve known them. Joey and I share an unlikely bond in that we were both dealt serious blows as parents while we were working for the Post. In fact, I remember calling Joey on the phone the day that my husband and I got the worst news of our lives. It was early in 2002 and I didn’t know Joey very well then because I had only been at the paper for a few months. All I knew about him was that he was funny and a little bit of a smartass. I called him to cancel the assignment we had planned together for the next day. He wasn’t there, and I can’t begin to explain how strange it felt to be leaving a message along the lines of, “I can’t go to the mountains tomorrow; Quinn has a brain tumor and we’re headed for the emergency room.” The next year, Joey got his own devastating news, that his infant son — Joey IV, or “Peanut,” — had cystic fibrosis. Then a few years later, our families bonded again over Joey’s own diagnosis of a brain tumor. How strange it felt for someone else we knew well to be dealing with something so rare. Quinn and Joey connected during that time, and I think it was comforting for them both not to feel so alone. Fortunately, Joey’s brain tumor was pretty easily dealt with, at least in the big, hairy scheme of brain tumors, and he was able to go back to the other pressing concerns in his life, including, of course, his son’s many medical needs. Joey is fortunate to be married to Caroline, who is a stellar mom and one of the kindest people you will meet. When Quinn was sick, Caroline reached out to the racing community, to which she was connected through her job, and as a result Quinn received much encouragement from people she didn’t even know on her CaringBridge page. Caroline later printed out all the messages and put them in a notebook so that Quinn could look at them whenever she wanted. Those who know the Bentons can’t help but be impressed by how they have taken a serious life blow and turned it into a mission. All the pain, uncertainty and heartache that accompany having a child with a chronic, life-threatening illness seems to have been alchemized in this family into a crystalline certainty about what’s important in life. They are optimistic for their son’s future — and for the future of all children with CF, who are helped by their advocacy and fundraising efforts. The disease is sometimes called “sixty-five roses,” for how young children with the disease pronounce it. The Bentons are, no doubt, concentrating on the blossoms and not the thorns when it comes to their own rose garden.


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joey benton iV rides out a wave on Folly beach. joey, who has cystic fibrosis, got a lesson from a professional surfer with mauli ola Foundation on its national Cystic Fibrosis surfing tour.

Enjoying the ride

A cystic fibrosis diagnosis has touched every part of the lives of little Joey Benton’s family — and given them a mission BY KATIE SCARVEY


hen a child has a chronic, lifethreatening disease like cystic fibrosis, it’s really the whole family who has the disease, says Caroline Benton. “It changes the way you see the world,” Caroline says. Her husband, Joey Benton III, agrees. “There’s really no part of our lives that it hasn’t touched,” he says. “Cystic fibrosis affects everything we do, both positively and negatively.” submitted photo

Caroline and Joey, formerly a photographer for the Salisbury Post, are the parents of 7-year-old Joey Benton IV and 4-year-old Keegan. The family lives in Summerville, S.C., not far from Charleston. Little Joey, now in second grade, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 6 weeks old. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the lungs, digestive system and sweat glands. It affects the body’s ability to move salt and water in and out of cells, which causes the lungs and pancreas to secrete thick mucus, blocking passageways and causing problems. About 30,000 people have CF in this country, and each year about 3,000 babies are born with it. Until recent years, when life expectancy has risen dramatically, cystic fibrosis has meant an early death from lung failure. As a cystic fibrosis patient, Joey must take more than a dozen medications, and his therapy includes wearing a special vibrating vest several times a day to help break up

joey benton iii, holds his two sons, joey benton iV and Keegan.

“He has a future. He’s doing great in school. There’s nothing to prevent him from fulfilling any dream he has.” CAROLINE BENTON On her son, Joey

mucus secretions, important because blocked airways can create an environment for bacteria. Even with all the treatments, a life-threatening infection will sometimes develop, requiring a hospitalization. His last was in March. Caroline and big Joey are hopeful that little Joey’s hospitalizations will be fewer after a recent sinus surgery. Because of digestive issues associated with CF, seeing that Joey consumes enough calories has been a challenge. In a difficult decision, Caroline and big Joey agreed to a feeding tube implanted that delivers nourishment directly to little Joey’s stomach. Since that operation, he gets the extra calories he needs from a liquid formula administered while he’s sleeping.

The choice has paid off: he’s shot up to 52 pounds, a normal weight for a 7-yearold. The extra weight means that his body is stronger and more able to fight infection, says big Joey. Challenges such as this are part of daily life for families dealing with CF. As difficult as it has been, the Bentons have embraced their situation and worked to make the best of it, not only for themselves but for others, through fundraising and advocacy efforts. Only a few short months after Joey’s diagnosis in 2003, the Bentons organized a team to walk for Great Strides, a major fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Called “Peanut Patrol,”

joey reads some get-well cards during a recent hospital stay. (Peanut is young Joey’s nickname), the Bentons’ team has raised $55,000-60,000 since they began participating in the walks, Caroline estimates. This year, they raised close to $10,000, Caroline says, getting amazing community support. Since they moved to South Carolina, little Joey has become something of a celebrity. He has been the face of the Medical University of South Car-

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Alumni associations Aggrey Alumni Association Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church. President: John Harris, 7049696. Contact person: Ruthie Norman, 704-857-1737. Dunbar School Alumni Association Meets third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Membership open to any former students, teachers, administrators and their spouses. President: Reginald Massey. Contact: Gretta H. Saunders, 704-633-8983.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Xi Alpha Delta Chapter 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, homes of members. President Dorothy Setzer, 704636-6127. Xi Delta Chi 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members. President Linda Tutterow, 704647-0483. Iota Psi 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Rockwell Community Building. Membership is by invitation from another member then voted on by chapter. Collects items for homeless shelter, sponsors canned food drives, collects supplies for Good Shepherd’s Clinic, stuffs stockings for children at Salvation Army, phone cards for soldiers, visits to nursing homes, Relay for Life. President: Brenda Gobble, 704-209-5056, All Beta Sigma Phi chapters perform community services such as collect items for homeless shelter, collect food for Rowan Helping Ministries, Relay for Life, breast cancer, and others.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delta Xi Omega Chapter Meets third Saturdays. Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of college educated women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Contact Lillian L. Morgan, 704647-2624.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter Meets second Saturdays. Contact: Joann P. Diggs, 704637-3783.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salisbury Alumnae Chapter 2 p.m. every 3rd Saturday at the Rowan County Library. Serving Salisbury-Rowan and surrounding areas. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically. Contact: salisbury.sgrho@, 704-380-1313.

Pan Hellenic Council The Rowan-Salisbury Pan-Hellenic Council 6 p.m., first Sunday of each month. Location announced. Contact: Rory Chandler, president, 704-433-3820,

Civitan Faith 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Faith Legion Building; meal served at each meeting. Guests welcome. Membership open to anyone 18 years and older with application and approval by board of directors. Purpose: To serve the community, provide opportunities for fellowship, increase members’ knowledge. Civitans seek experiences that build character, provide life direction, and foster leadership development and recognition. Contact: Chuck Misenheimer, 704-279-6327. Granite Quarry 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting. Location announced in club newsletter and

on Web site. Contact: 704-279-2691. Rockwell 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday. Rockwell Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, dinner served by Methodist Women, followed by speakers. President Jim Misenheimer, 704-279-7840, Salisbury 12:10-12:45 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45-1:30 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury. President: James Faust, 704633-4141, Web site: Spencer Membership meeting 7 p.m. third Thursdays, educational building, Spencer Presbyterian Church, 111 First St. Board of directors meeting and lunch 11:45 a.m. second Tuesdays (location announced at membership meeting and in newsletter). President Joe Wilburn, 704637-0693. Contact: Buddy Gettys, vice president, Summit Civitan Club 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Blue Bay Seafood, Statesville Blvd. Dutch treat dinner, program/speaker. Club involved in many projects. Contact Wayne C. Mullis, or 704633-1081. Woodleaf Civitan 7 p.m., first Thursdays, Woodleaf Community Center, dinner served following program. Contact President Jim Summers, 704-278-9459.

Educators’ Sorority Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, various locations. Contact: Ruth Jacobs, Morgan Elementary School, 704-2793145.

Fraternal Andrew Jackson Lodge 576 AF&AM First and third Thursdays, dinner at 6:15 p.m., lodge opens at 7 p.m. 401 N. Fulton St. Monte Bruce, 704-633-0652. Faithful Guide Lodge 376 7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 113 Krider St., Cleveland. James W. Jones Jr., master, 704-278-4913. Fulton Masonic Lodge 99 AF&AM 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays. Salisbury Elks Lodge 699 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St. First Tuesday of month, 7-8 p.m., bingo social for patients at VA Medical Center, volunteers needed. Bingo at lodge 7 p.m. every Monday. Salisbury York Rite Masonic Bodies 7:30 p.m. first Mondays, except July and September. Monthly planning meeting 7 p.m. third Mondays, except June, July and December. All meetings at Salisbury Masonic Temple, 401 N. Fulton St. Contact: salisburyrb@K4jme. com. Spencer Masonic Lodge 543 Stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 114 Fourth St., Spencer. Information: 704-636-8108 or spencerlodge@ Western Star Lodge 9 7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road. John Cole, master, 704-6334457. Woodmen of the World Lodge 111 First Mondays, 6:30 p.m., includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis. Contact: Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238. Woodmen of the World Lodge 175 Klumac Rd., Salisbury. Contact: Keith Anderson, 704209-0775.

History 63rd NC State Troops Civil War Reenactment Company Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus Counties. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in North and South Carolina and Virginia. Portrays both Confederate as 63rd NCST and Union as 7th W.V. Cavalry Dismounted. Mounted Troopers also welcome. Membership information Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851 6 p.m., second Tuesday, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public is welcome. Contact: Michael A. Scott, com-


CLUBS mander, 336-225-3668. Historical Society of South Rowan Second Thursday of month, executive board; general meeting January, April, August, November. Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events. President Barbara Doby, 704855-8329. John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution 10 a.m., second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless another location is announced. Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship. Regent Mary Lane Lauder, 704-642-1555. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Meets 10:30 a.m., third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations. Purpose: To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation, awards for educational essay and citizenship. DAR Room, first floor of Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Contact: Trudy Hall, 704-6381271. Rowan History 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Use rear entrance. Open to anyone interested in history of Rowan County. A roundtable format allows for a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. No dues. Refreshments served. No invitation needed; visitors welcome. Contact Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946. Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans Meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room of Rowan Public Library. Membership: Open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines, and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family. Web site contains announcements of events and items of interest about Civil War history: Contact: Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229 or Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc. Annual meeting held during the Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Dues $10 per year, includes 4 issues of newsletter, “The Prison Exchange.” The association is interested in acquiring information on the prison itself and information on those who were there. President and contact person: Sue J. Curtis. SCPA address: PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 281470088 or e-mail Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society 7 p.m. first Mondays, Roundhouse theater, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. Membership open. Guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates. Contact: Elizabeth Smith, 704636-2889 ext. 224. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 Second Wednesday, 7 p.m., Rowan County Administrative Offices Building. All are welcome. Ladies ages 21 years and over who are descendants of those who gave aid to the Confederacy and who would like to know more about membership are especially invited to visit. Organization objectives are: Historical, Memorial, Educational, Benevolent and Patriotic. Contact: Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 281470088, 30th North Carolina Troops Civil War Reenactment Company, Southern Rowan CountyCabarrus County. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in North and South Carolina and Virgionia. Portrays both Confederate as 30th NCT and Union as 9th Penn S.R. M e m b e r s h i p :

Hobbies Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC) Monthly meetings are held at 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville NC 28155. Membership open to anyone interested in astronomy; students 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all ASRC sponsored events. Annual membership dues $15 for individuals, $25 for whole family. Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, movies, how to clinics and weather permitting, stargazing through our scopes or

yours. Be sure to bring your telescopes and binoculars if the skies look clear. For information contact: Alice Deal 704-8572788 or Ralph Deal 704-8551591. Evergreen Bridge 1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or other times when RuftyHolmes Senior Center is closed. Membership open to all bridge players; results of games may be published in Sunday bridge column by Billy Burke. Myrnie Mclaughlin, 704-6369781. Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083 6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. Open to all adults (pilots and non-pilots) who have interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar. Activities include fly-in (aircraft park at hangar), fly-outs for meals or meetings with other EAA chapters, aviation-related library, Young Eagles program(first flight for young adults), monthly speaker. President: Jack Neubacher 704-636-1864. International Plastic Modelers' Society -- IPMS/Arm/Air Chapter Third Fridays, 7 p.m., Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby are always welcome. No membership fees are required. Activities include on-going monthly workshops, plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional and national competitions. Sam Morgan: 704-647-0885. Olde Rowan Fiber Guild 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Monday, St. Luke's Church Parrish Hall. All welcome. Contact: Josie Esquivel, R-H Computer Club 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center. Open to seniors (55 plus) interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $24 for individual, $36 per couple. www.rufty President: Ralph Shuping. Call: 704-633-7862 (Center). Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS) 7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter, meets outdoors at flying field other times. Open to all who have an interest in radio-controlled aircraft. Activities include meetings and flyins for electric and gas powered airplanes and helicopters as well as gliders. Contact: Will Douglas, 704279-2238, flyinfutbol@earthlink. net. Rowan Amateur Radio Society 7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Boundary St. Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available. Contact: Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902. Rowan Doll Society of N.C. Noon third Tuesdays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise). Membership: Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Members must pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee. Programs include doll related information, show and tell, doll museum visits. projects and community outreach include displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, and programs at retirement homes. Contact: Robin Wyatt, president,, 704-784-4297; Kathy Gregg, vice president, 704-942-7542.

Rowan Rose Society 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, February-June, September-November. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. Open to anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care and culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15 per year. Contact Jack Page, president: 704-639-1706, Rowan Roamers Volkssport First Thursdays Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, East Innes Street. Business meeting starts 7 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome. Two volkswalks in Salisbury open year-round: Historic Salisbury Walk with maps available at Visitor’s Center; Dan Nicholas Park with map available at park concession stand. Both are 6.2 miles of easy walking. Members can purchase distance books and keep up with number of miles they walk. Rowan Roamers sponsor walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis. Contact: Bruce Goodnight, 704279-5011, Salisbury Rowan Garden Club Meeting schedule posted on Web site. This is a family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas and tips and encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening. 704-640-4568. Scrapbooking 6-11 p.m. third Friday, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis. Contact: Katy Atwell, 704-9336242. Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild 1 p.m. third Thursday, RuftyHolmes Senior Center. New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for the children staying at the women’s shelter. Contact: Barb Bruce, 704-6457305, Starry Night Quilters Guild 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Membership open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting. Contact: Susie walters, 704633-7979. Scottish Society of Salisbury 7 p.m. Thursdays. Effective September 20, 2010, meetings will be on the third Monday at Rowan Public Library. Membership open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland. Contact: 704-633-1294. Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive. Membership open to anyone who can do modern Western square dance. Contacts: Paul & Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, Goo627@aol. com or Teresa and Charlie Chunn, presidents, 704-786-2278, Square Dancing, Kannoneers Square Dance Club 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays Trinity Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis. Contact: Pat or Matt Marbois, 704-782-5493, or caller Donnie Chapman, 704-872-9851. annoneers_Square_Dance_Club Square Dancing, Spinning Moors 8-10:15 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville. Contacts: Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.


Jaycees Spencer Jaycees Meet first and third Wednesdays of each month, clubhouse behind 8th Street ballpark in Spencer. Those wishing to join must be between the ages of 21 and 40 and interested in community service work. Contact: Melissa Johnston, 704-433-0439.

Kiwanis Kiwanis of Salisbury Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Salisbury Country Club. Contact: secretary Jerry Lawson, 704-633-0607.

Lions Cleveland 7 p.m. dinner meeting first and third Mondays, Lions Den, Cemetery Street. Ongoing Projects: Provide service and assistance to the blind, visually impaired, and deaf; collect eye glasses and hearing aids for recycling; sell brooms; assist with VAMC bingo; conduct community Christmas parade; and provide scholarships to two West Rowan seniors. Contact: Janie Drechsler, president, 704-278-9419. Franklin-Ellis 7 p.m. business meeting second Tuesdays, dinner meeting fourth Tuesdays, Franklin-Ellis Lions Den, Community Center Service Road, behind Rowan Memorial Park, Highway 601 North. Ongoing project: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes by call. Contact: Earl Sides, publicity chairman, 704-636-7979. Gold Hill 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Park, St. Stephens Church Road, Historic Gold Hill. Ongoing projects: Morgan Elementary School Citizen of the Quarter Awards, eye glasses and hearing aid recycling, provide a week of camping for visually impaired at Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman, assist with bingo party for Hefner VA Medical Center veterans. Contact: Kathy Rummage, 704-279-4518. Landis 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, dinner meeting, War Memorial Building, North Central Avenue, Landis. Contact: W.R. Ramseur, 704857-2883 or send correspondence to his address, 1207 Poplar St., Landis 28088. Mocksville First and third Thursdays, St. Francis of Assisi, 862 Yadkinville Road. 6 p.m. board, 7 p.m. general meeting, open to public. Monthly project: free diabetes screening and blood pressure checks, Foster Drug Co., 4954 Valley Road, Mocksville. For information, call Lucille Phifer, 336284-2748. Ongoing projects: collecting eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, lenses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries, and all computer printer cartridges from companies, small businesses and individuals. To donate, call 336-2842748. Broom sales year round. Contact: Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385 or Rockwell 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, basement of East Branch of Rowan Public Library. Guests welcome. Purpose: to provide services and assistance to the blind, deaf and hard-of-hearing; diabetes awareness; community service; youth activities.


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FROM 2C Projects: "Recycle For Sight" collections: eyeglasses, sunglasses, safety glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, printer ink cartridges and toners, entire Campbell's soup labels, drink cans / provide eyeglasses and exams /Camp Dogwood raffle fundraiser /Broom and mop sales year round /"Lend-A-Paw" Equipment Loan Service (to donate used medical equipment and for recycling donations/pick-up, contact Donna Mikles 704-279-9533. Contact: Wayne Taylor, 704637-7401. Salisbury Meetings: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. Purpose: To provide services and assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects. Contact: Jerry Austin, 704279-5061. Spencer 6:30 p.m. business meeting first Tuesdays, program meeting third Tuesdays at Our Place Cafe, 5th St. in Spencer. Ongoing project: collecting eye glasses and hearing aids to recycle. Brooms for sale at SunTrust Bank in Spencer. Contact: Jack Fisher, president, 704-636-2311.

Newcomers Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center. Open to all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club and informative programs. Contact President Carol Denhard 704-637-7072, or membership chair Maxine Dvoracek 704637-0627.

Optimist Salisbury 7a.m. the first and third Tuesdays; Farm House Restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd. Purpose: to serve the youth of Rowan County. Ongoing projects: Little League girls' softball, March of Dimes Walk America (premature births), Respect for Law breakfast, Lake Waccamaw children's home and oratorical contest. Contact: John Hartpence-Secretary/Communications-704-6451273. Landis-South Rowan 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, at Pat’s Catering, Kannapolis. Ongoing projects: sponsor Young Men’s Club with coordinator Ruth Johnson attending monthly meeting and other club members helping with activities. Support South Mountain Children’s Home, Lake Waccamaw Children’s Home, and contribute to Dime a Day and Half and Half to help club treasury and children’s cancer program. Contact Ruth Johnson, reporter, 704-932-7494.

Pilot Pilot of China Grove-Landis 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Public Library. Goals: friendship and service, focusing on brain-related disorders and disabilities. The local club honors deserving individuals with the Jean Jordan Memorial Scholarship each year. For membership contact Sharon Saxon 704-857-4843. Pilot of Salisbury 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays. Community service organization, gives scholarships for outstanding Anchor at North Rowan High School and an all-county scholarship for Rowan-Salisbury Schools each year. Contact: Sarah Byerly, 704633-0976.

Professional retirees NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) 1 p.m. third Mondays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther king Jr. Ave. S. Membership open to federal employees, retired or currently employed. Refreshments served at each meeting. President: Ron Buffaloe, 704633-7599. Rowan Retired School Personnel 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May. RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S. Board meetings 10 a.m. second Wednesday of September, November, January, MArch, May, same location. Membership: Open to all retired school personnel, in state or out of state Dues vary depending on year of retirement. Affiliated with NCAE and NEA retired. Members of SRRSP receive all NCAE/NEA benefits. Membership/dues information: contact Carolyn K. Poteat, Treasurer, 704-278-2841.

Rotary China Grove 6 p. m., Tuesdays, Gary’s BBQ, China Grove; Visiting Rotarians welcome. Contact: Lewis Moose, 704857-5971. Rowan 7 a.m. Thursdays, Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Blvd. Membership chairperson Jackie Harris, 704-633-1802. Salisbury 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rotary Hut, 300 W. Liberty St. Those interested in membership should contact Secretary Sonny Carpenter, 704-637-7477. Salisbury Rotary, PO Box 4092, Salisbury NC 28144.

Ruritan Millbridge Ruritan Club 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Meets at 490 Sloan Rd. or local churches. Meal served. Membership open to anyone 18 or older with application and approval by board of directors. Purpose: To serve the community, assist families in need, provide scholarships. Contact Doug Patterson, 704639-1541.



Altrusa International of Salisbury 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. Worldwide volunteer service organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving communities through service. Develops and funds specific service projects (the quarterly USDA Food Distribution) to meet community needs. Awards scholarships to deserving individuals and grants to non-profit organization in Rowan County. Contact: Nancy Mott, 704-6379561. Rowan County Human Resources Association 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. third Thursdays except July and August, Wrenn House. A chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) serves Rowan County area. RCHRA is an association of human resource professionals with practitioners at all levels employed by businesses in Rowan County. Provides HR professionals with networking and educational opportunities.

AARP Chapter 4314 Meetings 1-2:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month at RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Offers a variety of community service, education, advocacy, leadership and fellowship opportunities for those age 50 and over. Members do not have to be retired, and visitors are always welcome. Each month a guest speaker provides information on senior issues. Concerns are presented and discussed. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714. Council on Aging Meetings 1-2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month at RuftyHolmes Senior Center Membership is open to any local adult interested in pursuing the objectives of the organization. Purpose: To educate, as well as to serve as a voice on senior issues in Rowan County. This organization will be strictly non-partisan and will not endorse or oppose candidates for political office in local, state or national

races. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714. First United Methodist Church Seniors Second Tuesday, September through May at noon. Lunch, fellowship and program in fellowship hall for covered dish, or catered meal, or a specified local restaurant. Occasional day trips planned. Call church office: 704-6363121. Fun and Fellowship Fourth Thursdays Members: retirees of Second Presbyterian Church. Contact: Second Presbyterian Church, 704-636-0601. Joy Club 11 a.m. second Wednesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church fellowship building, Long Ferry Road. Open to anyone in the community who is retired or not working. Contact: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 704-633-5986. Milford Hills Friendly Neighborhood Seniors 11:30 a.m. second Mondays, except June-August, Milford Hills United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Covered dish meal each meeting, unless otherwise advised. Open to senior citizens who live in the community. Contact: Manie G. Richardson, 704-637-0163. Organ Church Community Senior Citizens 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, Organ Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Contact: Organ Church, 704279-3096. Rockwell Senior Citizens 10 a.m. first Thursdays, Rockwell United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Contact: Dowd Primm, 704455-2864. Rockwell Young at Heart 10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center. Contact: Beatrice Kluttz, 704279-3903. Salisbury Singing Seniors 3 p.m. Mondays. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. For singers 55 and older. Contact: Floyd Bost, 704-6389469. Wesley Fellowship Third Thursdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First Street, Kannapolis. All ages welcome. Contact: 704-933-1127. Young at Heart, China Grove 10 a.m. first Mondays, Langford Hall, First United Methodist Church, China Grove. Open to senior citizens of the area. Contact: Brenda Seamon, 704-857-6339.

Special interest Carolina Artists 7 p.m. third Thursdays, City Park Center, 316 Lake Dr. Formed in 1990 by working artists for the purpose of providing more opportunities for local artists to be recognized within the central Carolina community, dedicated to both teaching and learning through development of educational arts programs. Provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works. All artists at any level of expertise, art students, and other individuals interested in promoting arts in the community are welcome to join. Dues $25 ($30 after March 31.) 501(c)(3) Contact Janie Martin, president at or J. Carlton Lucas, Eastern Rowan Saddle Club 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, clubhouse off Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. Membership $35 per year, open to anyone interested in horses. President Richard Starnes, 704-279-1397. www.eastrowan English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch Mission: Network of 77 local branches with members committed to promoting scholarship and advancement of knowledge through effective use of English in an expanding global community. Contact: John A. Larson, 704637-1532. Hillbilly Hiking Club Meets every Sunday morning, 8 a.m., Morrow Mountain State Park. A non-smoking, “non-prophet” outfit open to anyone interested in hiking for health. Contacts: Whitey-704-6402600; Wormy-704-857-0090; Willie-704-223-0576. Horse Protection Society of NC Inc. 10 a.m. second Saturdays members day work day with potluck luncheon followed by business meeting. Non-profit charity organization whose mission is to make world better place for horses through education, rescue and rehabilitation. Membership: $50 a year for family, $35 for single. Executive Director: Joan Benson, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Phone 704-

855-2978, e-mail Humane Society of Rowan County Meets quarterly. Annual dues $20. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Pet supplies, such as dog houses, dog and cat food and cat litter are needed for foster animals. 704-636-5700 (leave message and volunteer will return call). Information on spay/neuter shuttle, call 704-636-5700. Moms in Touch International Two or more mothers or grandmothers meet weekly to pray for their children and school. Open also to aunt or friend willing to pray for specific child. Contact: Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869 or More information at Rowan County Anime Meetings: Normally 2 p.m. third Sundays at various locations. Purpose: To promote anime and manga in Rowan County, to educate people about Japanese animation and discuss upcoming conventions. Contact: 704-636-0049. ncrowancountyanime/. Rowan County Literacy Council 4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership. Membership: Open to anyone in the community. $15 annual fee. Not-for-profit organization which provides tutoring to undereducated adults (age 16 and older) in reading, writing and life skills and tutoring in English to speakers of other languages. Also provides tutor training. Contact: 704-212-8266. rclc@rowancountyliteracycouncil.o rg. Rowan County Republican Executive Committee Second Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.meal, 7 p.m.-business meeting, Holiday Inn, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited. Contact: Joy Costantino, 704636-6469. Rowan County Republican Men’s Club First Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.breakfast, 9 a.m.-program. Ryan’s Steak House, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited, ladies welcome. Contact Mike Caskey, president, Crescent Republican Women Meets fourth Monday. 6:30 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. program. Gilligan;’s Restaurant, Hwy 52, Granite Quarry. All registered Republican women and men invited. Contact: Sandy Yon at or 704-637-3282. Salisbury-Rowan Republican Women Meets third Thursdays. Membership chairman-Mary Messinger, 704-636-9019. Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council Fourth Thursdays, July-December meetings at Rowan Public Library, January through June meetings at City Council Chamber. Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council. Hispanic Coalition: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, City Hall, Wilson Lopez and Helen Leak. Covenant Community Connection: first Mondays, 5 p.m., Milford Hills United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Contact for multiculturalism training- 704-638-5217. President-Wilson Lopez. Salisbury-Rowan Symphony

Guild The mission is to promote and support the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and its music education opportunities. This mission is carried out through concert attendance, financial gifts, fund-raising events, supporting educational programs and promoting the symphony in the community. Membership is open to all. d.asp or 704-637-4314. Scottish Society of Salisbury 7 p.m. third Wednesdays. Rowan Public Library. Membership open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland. 704-633-1294. South Rowan Alumni Association Third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at South Rowan High School. Contact: Patsy Parnell, 704857-5762, South Rowan Y Service Club 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Y board room, dinner furnished. Open to anyone interested in the YMCA and the community. Contact: YMCA, 704-8577011. Goldmine Toastmasters Public speaking in a supportive group. Learn better listening and leadership skills. 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis. Guests welcome. Contact: Phyllis Kombol, 704932-6328, People Growing Together Toastmasters 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays, PGT Industries, 2121 Heilig Road. Guests welcome. Membership open to public. Develop speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Contact: Tim Edwards, 704638-6000x35034/ TEdwards@ or Curtis Treece @ 704-857-4650/ Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, United Cabarrus Insurance offices, 832 Arbor St., Concord. Open to all adults interested in personal growth in the areas of public speaking, impromptu speaking, effective listening and leadership skills. 704-786-5244.

Veterans American Legion, Faith Post 327 7 p.m third Tuesdays. Ongoing projects: Sponsoring or supporting Faith Elementary School, East Rowan JROTC, Boy’s State, Girl’s State, Student Trooper Program, Faith Boy Scout programs, Rowan American Legion baseball team. Commander L.D. Watkins, 704-223-0528. American Legion and Auxiliary, Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, Post home, Lincolnton Road; joint dinner served in dining room, followed by separate meetings. Ongoing projects: Legionaries and Auxiliary focus on Veteran’s Affairs & Rehabilitation, Americanism, Community Service, Children and Youth, Girls State and Boys State, oratorical competition, scholarship and education, baseball. Commander Wayne Kennerly. President Beverly Keener. Contact: 704-637-1722. American Legion and Auxiliary, Landis 146 7 p.m. second Thursdays, War Memorial Building, 410 N. Central Ave, meal served 6:30 p.m. $5 per person. Ongoing projects: pop tops for Ronald McDonald house, veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service, children and youth, Girls and Boys

State, and Junior Trooper program. Auxiliary president: Martha Corriher, 704-798-3625. Post commander: Erik V. Culbertson, 704-855-1739. American Legion and Auxiliary Kennedy Hall Post 106 First Thursdays, 6 p.m. meal (legionairres and auxiliary combined), 7 p.m. meetings for both groups. 6250 NC Hwy 801 S. 704-278-2493. American Legion and Auxiliary, J.C. Price Post 107 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays executive meeting, Post Home, Wilkesboro Road. Auxiliary meets fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Auxiliary President: Moree Granford, 704-637-3579. Commander Mae Carroll, 704636-2950, OMaeCarroll@ Post home: 704-638-0160. American Legion Miller-Russell Post #112 7 p.m. third Mondays, August through May at Legion Building, Rockwell. Commander John Tolley Jr., 704-279-2184. American Legion Junior Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-Wood Unit 448, Granite Quarry 7 p.m. second Monday. Ongoing projects: Honorary Jr. Dept. President’s Project “Coins for Cards,” Operation Coupon program, Promoting the Poppy, Veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service. Junior advisors- Gina Starnes, 704-209-3173; Amy Cozart, 704279-0483. AMVETS Auxiliary 460 Meets second Thursday at AMVETS Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive, Salisbury. 6 p.m. Margie Miller, president. AMVETS Post 565 Meets fourth Tuesday, 1400 N. Main St., China Grove. The Post sponsors Bingo each Thursday at 7 p.m. Membership is open to all veterans. Contact number: 704-7982036. Rockwell AMVETS Post 845 7 p.m. second Wednesday, dinner and business meeting. Post phone: 704-279-6812. General Allen Hal Turnage Marine Corps League Detachment 1096 9 a.m. first Saturdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 730 Jake Alexander Blvd. South Membership eligibility: currently serving or have been honorably discharged from service in the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve for not less than 90 days. Also, U.S. Navy Corpsman who trained with Marine FMF units. Associate membership is through family affiliation with an eligible Marine or Navy corpsman. Contact: Arbe Arbelaez, 704633-8171. Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3006



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Tech temptations are leaving teens more sleep deprived than ever BY KRISTIN TILLOTSON ots of teens are into vampires these days. Many more of them seem to be keeping vampire hours. Take Alexa McGill, who has a very modern way of falling asleep. She does it while texting. “Usually I’ll wake up in the middle of night, reply to the text I fell asleep during, then stay up for a few more hours,” said McGill, 16, who lives in Anoka, Minn., near the Twin Cities. “Around 5 a.m., I’ll try to get a couple more hours of sleep because I have to get up at 7 to get ready for work.” When Sam Humleker of Minneapolis was in 10th grade, he was almost always asleep by 9:30 p.m. Now, two years later, the 18-yearold is up till 1 a.m., texting, Skyping, checking his Gmail, and Facebook. He tells his mother, Cordelia Anderson, that 1 o’clock in the morning isn’t so bad: “Some of my friends are up till 3 a.m.,” he said. Kind of makes the days when Mom or Dad would bust their little night owlets for shining a flashlight on a good book under the covers seem as quaint as a Norman Rockwell painting. It’s a problem that has gotten worse with each new technological temptation to come their way — especially something as small and easy to slip under a pillow as a cell phone, which can be used for playing video games and Web browsing as well as texting. It’s how teens socialize and it’s available 24/7, making it hard to tear themselves away from just one more text, just a few more minutes on the Xbox. The numbers tell the story. Half of adolescents get fewer than eight hours (they actually need nine or more) of sleep on school nights, and only 15 percent of them get adequate sleep, according to a new poll on teens and sleep from the National Sleep Foundation. All that wee-hours typing and surfing can produce more than fatigue. It’s putting the teens’ education, health and even safety at risk. To parents — many of whom think their teens are getting enough sleep when they’re not — the effects of sleep deprivation often ap-


“Adults requiire about eight hours of sleep a night, while teens need at least nine. Yet the average teen gets only about six. They’re running in a chronic sleep-deprived state Monday through Friday.” DR. MICHEL CRAMER BORNEMANN of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center

pear to be something else. “Often they bring their kids to me when they’re having trouble in school, thinking they have issues with depression, drug use or ADD, when actually not getting enough sleep is the problem behind the problem,” said John Hoistad, an adolescent psychologist speaking as both a professional and the father of three teenage sons. He noted the recent case of a boy who begins his junior year of high school this fall. “He had a very high grade-point average, but lately his grades had been slipping,” he said. “His parents brought him to see me, to figure out why. In his case, he was partly going away from what his parents, both self-made, high-performing people, wanted, and he was doing it by staying up all night, texting and going online.” Teens are “not simply little adults” when it comes to sleep needs, said Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann, co-director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center. “Adults require about eight hours of sleep each night, while teens need at least nine. Yet the average teen gets only about six. They’re running in a chronic sleep-deprived state Monday through Friday.” Teens have a bit of what he calls a natural “sleep delay,” or tendency to stay up later and sleep in later than their biological clocks will dictate when they reach maturity, a routine that doesn’t jibe with school schedules. Cramer Bornemann cautions against the “awareness gap” he sees in parents who think their teens are getting enough sleep. “But Mom, I’m not even tired” is no assurance that’s the case: When we’re already sleepy, most of us are poor judges of our own need for sleep, he said, citing clinical studies. And that


lack of awareness, coupled with the slower reactions and fuzzier thinking brought on by fatigue, can have dangerous consequences. “Cognitive impairment behind the wheel of an automobile after one night of sleep deprivation is more severe than that of being legally intoxicated,” Cramer Bornemann said. “All of these combinations make our adolescents a vulnerable population for which parents need to remain ’parent.’ “ Sleep deprivation is also associated with obesity, because it decreases hormones that tell you that you feel full, and increases other hormones that make you feel hungry, he said. Ann Hoxie, who supervises student health and wellness for public schools in St. Paul, says that tired students are more prone not only to short attention spans, but to mood swings and behavioral problems. “I don’t think parents are as aware of their older kids being tired as they could be,” she said. “Even 15- and 16-year-olds still need parents to give them some structure.” Teen texting aficionado Alexa McGill figures she gets a total of about six — interrupted— hours of sleep a night. “I know I do need that eight to 10 they say we do,” she said. “I’m super-tired a lot; it’s getting to the point where I take naps during the day. When school starts I’ll probably go to bed at 10 and just put my phone on ’silent.’ “ Mom Helen McGill said that in the summer, she relaxes the rules, but that once school is in session, Alexa “has to turn her cell phone off after 8:30 p.m. on school nights. I may extend it to 9 this year.” We wish the McGills — and the many other households negotiating the same sort of deal — the best of luck in working that out.


Micah Robinson A son, Micah Alexander, was born to William and Kelley Childers Robinson of Salisbury on Aug. 5, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. He has a brother, Quincy, 4. Grandparents are Tommy and Theresa Childers and William and Henrietta Robinson Sr., all of Salisbury, and Malika Abdullah of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Blair Hill A daughter, Blair Marie, was born to William and Melissa Hall Hill of Pittsboro on Aug. 21, 2010, at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. She has a sister, Emma, 1-1/2. Grandparents are Frank Grady Hall III, Trudy Curran Hall, John Hill and Mildred Dillon Hill, all of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Earl Rayvon Curran and June Marie Wyrick Curran, both of Salisbury.

Macy Honeycutt A daughter, Macy Elise, was born to Becky and Clint Honeycutt of Carlsbad, Calif. on Aug. 23, 2010, at Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, Calif. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She has a sister, Kaylie, 22 mos. Grandparents are Tommy and Brenda Honeycutt of China Grove, Larry Bishop of Luther, Iowa and Craig and Fonda Martin of Runnells, Iowa.

Waynesville Sectional Tournament Set The Senior Citizens Center, Boundary Street, will be the playing site for Waynesville’s Fall Classic Tournament scheduled for Sept. 10-12. BILLY M a r garet and BURKE Charles Rimer placed first in the weekly duplicate game last Tuesday evening at the Salisbury Woman’s Club. Other winners were: Stella Shadroui and Marie Pugh, second; Roger Means and Loyd Hill, third. This was the deal on Board 7 from Tuesday’s game: South dealer, both sides vulnerable NORTH A763 Q532 KQ83 A

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SOUTH Q954 6  10 7 6 5 2 Q84 The Rimers defeated their South opponent’s four diamonds contract two tricks for the best E/W score on this deal. Dick Brisbin and Steve Moore defeated East’s three hearts contract one trick for the top N/S score. In the Evergreen Club’s Aug. 27 duplicate game, Carol and Harold Winecoff took first place. Other winners were: Myrnie and John McLaughlin, second; Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, third; Marvin Query and Wade Lowder, fourth. Billy Burke is ACBL, Life Master director of the Salisbury Woman’s Club weekly duplicate games.

Early inheritance creates stress Dear Amy: My husband’s mother sent him a five-digit “early inheritance gift” and a letter specifying it as a gift for him, “spouse excluded.” I don’t know if she is aware that we merged our assets, and any gift to either of us is a gift to both of us. My husband wants to tell her ASK that the AMY gift will benefit us both equally. I think it’s none of her business and, if he accepts the gift, all he needs to say is, “thank you.” He initially kept the gift a secret from me, until I heard her urge him to “deposit the check” and later asked him what she meant. He said he didn’t tell me because he feared I would be offended and he needed time to summon the nerve to discuss it with her. I’m trying not to feel snubbed by her explicit exclusion, but if she believes our finances are separate, her directive seems unnecessary because a gift payable to him would go to his account. If she knows our assets are shared, then her directive seems like pointed disrespect for our marriage or, maybe, for me. I am not pleased at my

husband’s secrecy (which also seems unnecessary and divisive to me), but am willing to overlook it under the circumstances. I realize I don’t need to do anything about this; I just feel diminished. Your thoughts? — Curious Dear Curious: Your motherin-law can attempt to do whatever she wants with her money, but I agree that her directive is divisive to your marriage. She should be told that a gift to her son is a gift to his family, mainly so she understands how you two do things. I can understand your husband’s embarrassment over this and think you should forgive his hesitancy. You should also forgive his mother. She made a mistake. Her own personal and financial history might have led her to think this was a good idea — obviously it was not. If your husband is straightforward about this now, his mother won’t labor under this misapprehension in the future. Once this is sorted out, you should do your best to move on — and your mother-in-law should be thanked for her generosity.


Albemarle Aglow First Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pure Heart Family Church, 1926-B Hwy 52 N., Albemarle. 9:45 prayer before meeting. Covered dish lunch after meeting. President Pattie Rudat, 704983-1197.

FROM 4C 7 p.m. meal, 8 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays, Post Home, 1200 Brenner Ave., open only to members. For membership eligibility, call 704-857-3005. Purpose: To carry out programs of veterans and family support. Commander Gary Foster: 704-637-0687. President Vickie Kotlarz: 704-933-8878. Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina Chapter Meetings: Noon, RuftyHolmes Senior Center, second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November. Purpose: To provide services to members to contribute to college scholarship programs, to assist ROTC and JROTC units, and to promote patriotism and a strong national defense. Col. John Gray, 704-2782881.

Christian women’s groups Brunch Bunch, Cabarrus Christian Women 9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, Cabarrus Country Club, 3347 Weddington Road, NW, Concord. For details on complimentary nursery, call Peggy, 704-9322621. For brunch reservations, call Phyllis, 704-782-9654. Christian Women of Salisbury 11:30-1:30 third Wednesdays, Holiday Inn. Free nursery provided for pre-school children. Reservations required: Loretta Burlyson, 704-8554844 or Sue Grubb, 704-6369162.

children. He would call my sisters and me Sunday afternoon and invite us for “dinner” at whatever hamburger joint appealed to him that week. Much of this time I was working two or even three parttime jobs, going to college full time and raising two teenage daughters alone. I was on food stamps, ADC and the parent-sponsored “Bank of Dad.” This Sunday meal with Dad was often the best meal, and certainly the most fun we’d have all week. After I graduated (with honors) and got a job, I started inviting my parents out for burgers. At first dad would try to pay, but I refused, saying that it was my invitation and my check. Eventually he learned to accept graciously and enjoyed the treat. Years later, in his final months, he told me how much he appreciated the gesture and the fact that I stepped up. Having been the expensive, divorced “problem child,” my demonstration of having finally “grown up” earned me the respect and admiration of my beloved father. — Finally Grown Up Dear Amy: “Puzzled Parent” wrote to you, concerned about Dear Grown Up: Being genher adult children, who never pick up the check when they erous and picking up the check feels good; according to eat out. Here’s my story: In his re- my mailbag, it would be great tirement years, my dad soft- if more adult children experiened and actually enjoyed enced this distinct pleasure. family experiences, including Send questions via e-mail the noise and chaos of being with his children and grand- to

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Women’s organizations AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of month, North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Book discussion group, 9:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, various locations. Mission: Committed to making a significant impact on education and equity for all women and girls, helping them reach their full potential. Contact: Dr. Carol Cody, president, 704-647-0867. MOMS Club of Salisbury Meets third Monday. National nonprofit organization for stay-at-home moms, or any mom, providing planned activities for children during the day. Playgroups, field trips, picnics, monthly Mom’s Night Out. Club performs at least one service project yearly. Contact Jodi Rocco: 704-5967724. China Grove Woman’s Club 7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building. Contact: Freda Richards, 704857-5359. Rockwell Woman’s Club

7 p.m. fourth Monday, September through May. Rockwell Civic Center. Nell Tolley, president, 704279-2184. Salisbury Woman’s Club 11:30 a.m., second Wednesdays. Clubhouse on Old West Innes Street. Reservations needed by previous Friday. Women interested in joining are invited. Contact: Wendy McCullogh, 704-637-2834. Spencer Woman’s Club 7 p.m. second Thursdays, SWC Clubhouse, 101 Third St., Spencer. Open to women 21 years or older who live in or have an interest in Spencer. Must attend at least one meeting prior to filling out application to join. Dues $25 yearly. Contact: Alane Mills, 704-6362889, 704-636-2969, Salisbury International Woman’s Club 7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, September-June. Members act as hostesses with two co-hosts providing snack foods and drinks. Membership: Any woman born outside the U.S. or whose husband was born outside the U.S. Purpose: To provide support and friendship to foreign women, and to share and celebrate other cultures. President Anna-Karin Goff: 704-278-0312, annakarin@

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u.s. speaker of the house nancy pelosi shows joey benton the view from the speaker’s balcony in Washington d.C.

RIDE FRom 1C olina’s Children’s Hospital in Charleston, with his sweet mug gracing a billboard on I-26 for a year and a half, encouraging people to buy a special license plate that benefits the hospital. He’s also been in the local print media and has been a popular guest on radio and TV shows in the Charleston area. It’s easy to understand how he’s become a spokeskid. He’s articulate, thoughtful, funny and wicked cute to boot. “I like to get it in people’s minds so they can help raise money to get rid of the disease,” he says. Caroline has been surprised when people recognize her son and buy “Peanut Patrol” t-shirts to support CF. Little Joey enjoys the attention. “His dream is to be super-famous, to go to events and be on the red carpet.” She shares a story about him watching the Kids’ Choice Awards on the Nickelodeon channel and observing the participants walking the orange carpet. “Why am I not there?” he asked his mom. He has, however, gotten to be at other places through his association with the MUSC Children’s Hospital. In June, he traveled with the rest of his family to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals for Family Advocacy Day. The annual event allows representatives from various children’s hospitals to connect with members of congress to put a face with the needs of children’s hospitals. They were also there, Caroline says, to express the family’s gratitude for the recent changes in insurance legislation. They are particularly relieved that under the new law, little Joey will have health insurance under his parents’ policy until he is 26 — and can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. They were thrilled to meet Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Although they didn’t have a meeting scheduled, they got several minutes with her on the Speaker’s Balcony, which overlooks the platform where presidents are inaugurated. The Bentons were particularly touched when Pelosi later noticed 4-year-old Keegan (wearing the same kind of shirt his brother was wearing) and made a special effort to talk to him.. Little Joey says that Pelosi sent him a letter afterwards — “and she wrote it herself,” he added. Last week, Joey had another special day — this time getting to hang out with a surfer and mixed martial artist. Last Sunday morning, at Charleston’s Folly Beach, Joey was one of seven children with CF who got private surfing lessons from surfers working with the Mauli Ola foundation, which was formed with the goal of introducing kids with CF to surfing. Sucking in and coughing up ocean water might not sound like a good thing for a child with a chronic illness, but in the case of CF, nothing could be further from the truth. “Inhaled saltwater is phenomenal for CF patients,” Caroline says, explaining that part of the standard treatment now for the disease is hypertonic saline taken through a nebuliser, which turns the liquid solution into a mist for delivery to the lungs. The high concentration of salt helps bring mucus out of the lungs and clear the chest and sinuses. The Bentons heard about

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professional surfer and mixed martial arts fighter nissen osterneck runs up the beach with joey benton after his first surf lesson. the surfing opportunity during one of Joey’s regular check-ups. Young Joey took to surfing amazingly quickly with the guidance of professional surfer Nissen Osterneck, who is not only a professional surfer but a mixed martial arts fighter. And how cool is that? “We didn’t think he’d actually be standing up by the end of the session,” Caroline says. So she and Big Joey were amazed when by his third or fourth attempt, Joey was standing on the board. “He was on cloud nine,” Caroline says. “He loved it so much.” “It felt like riding a bicycle on water,” little Joey said. “It was only an hour, but we made the best of it.” At only 7, Joey has a good understanding of the therapeutic effect of surfing. “The ocean’s the biggest supply of that medicine in the world, saline,” he said. “It’s like the vest and misty (hypertonic saline in the nebuliser) in one.” Big Joey is understandably proud of how quickly his namesake got the hang — or hang ten — of surfing. “He’s a lot tougher than he looks,” he said. In general, Joey says, his son bounces back quickly from the challenges his disease throws at him. Dealing with cystic fibrosis is a constant uphill struggle, Caroline says. “You’re never done with it; you’re always working to just maintain the baseline.”

joey poses in front of a billboard on i-26 with his picture on it. Even four-year-old Keegan is aware of his brother’s illness. When they work on fundraisers or go to CF events, Keegan will say, “We’re doing this for bubby’s disease.” At times, big Joey says, Keegan is protective of his older brother. “He’ll sometimes get upset if I pick up his brother in a joking way. “He’ll say, ‘Daddy, you have to be careful of him; his (feeding) tube could get hurt.’” But the struggles have been worth it, as have the fundrais-

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ing efforts. When Joey was born in 2003, the life expectancy for a CF patient was 32; since then, it’s increased to 37. Back in 1955, when the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was formed, most with CF did not survive beyond elementary school. “The work we’re doing is important,” Caroline says. “He has a future. He’s doing great in school. There’s nothing to prevent him from fulfilling any dream he has.” As part of their service efforts, Caroline and big Joey are members of the family advisory board of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital. They do it, Caroline says, not necessarily for families of those children with chronic illjoey and Keegan benton take a nesses but for those families who may start their morning as break on the Capitol steps during a they always do, only to find the trip to Washington, d.C in june. rug jerked from underneath them when a child winds up in school with the goal of becomthe hospital unexpectedly. ing a physician’s assistant. “ ‘Chronic’ families have Not surprisingly, he hopes to learned what to ask and what to go into pediatrics. do,” Caroline says. “But other “I just get upset when I see a families need us to share what sick kid. If I can do anything to we’ve learned.” help, I want to.” Little Joey’s medical odyssey has also been an important facTo follow little Joey on Facetor in a career change for his fa- book, go to ther. peanutpatrol. Laid off from his previous job To donate to the Cystic Fibroin journalism because of sis Foundation in his honor go to changes in the newspaper indus- try, big Joey has gone back to CarolineBenton4651.

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Full-Time Dental Asst. needed for a busy office. Applicant must have computer knowledge, be energetic and willing to learn. Hours are Mon-Thur, 8am5pm. Fax resume to 704-637-2351 Healthcare

LPN or RN Needed 12-8pm M-F for assisted living facility. Fax resume to 704-633-6400 or apply in person 1915 Mooresville Rd., Salis. Insurance

F/T Customer Service Rep. for insurance agency. Must have good communication and math skills and be computer literate. Insurance license not req'd to start. Hours 9-5 Mon.-Fri. Send resumes to Larry Nixon, PO Box 310, Rockwell, NC 28138


Maintenance Tech needed full-time for apartments. Must have knowledge of apartment repairs, A/C, plumbing, cleaning & grounds. Must pass drug test, credit & criminal check. Please send résumé to: Blind Box 387, c/o Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145

At RHA Health Services, Inc., we see the possibility in every face. RHA is a nonprofit company offering a range of services for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges.

Our aim - To make possibilities become realities

Needed Direct Support Staff

Send resume to: Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144. Attn: Personnel.

VARIOUS PRODUCTION POSITIONS 2nd/3rd and 12 hr am/pm shifts Applications for employment at NGK Ceramics USA, Inc. are now being accepted through the Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. Those interested in applying should have good work records, be available to work the above shifts and have a strong desire to join a progressive company. A high school diploma or GED is required. A pre-employment physical including drug screen is also required.

Tax Preparers - 100 Tax Preparers needed! Tax courses starting soon. Call Jackson Hewitt at 1800-234-1040 to register.


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for the following positions: Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Required: Master's degree in education, business, or related area; three years experience in an educational setting; three years supervisory or management experience; commitment to working with a diverse student body in an open-admissions environment; willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Student Services Counselor Coordinator New Student Advising. Required: Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Higher Education or Adult Education; 1 yr experience counseling adults. Deadline for applications: September 15, 2010. Interested candidates may apply online at EOE.

Tax Professional Earn extra income as a Tax Professional. Call Jackson Hewitt for details at 1-800234-1040 or visit

Rich past. Rewarding future!

211 Roseman Lane Cleveland, NC Fax Number: 704-278-4799

Mitchell Community College is one of the fastest growing colleges with locations in Statesville and Mooresville. Come join our team of instructors and staff.

Skilled Labor



*some restrictions apply

If you are mechanically inclined, looking for a F/T job with a house, util., and health benefits, working as a Ferry Capt. (will train), w/ no drug or criminal record, send resume & work history to: White's Ferry 24801 White's Ferry Rd. Dickerson, MD 20842

RHA is an equal opportunity employer

Skilled Labor

Color backgrounds as low as $5 extra* 704-797-4220

View all of RHA's open positions and submit a cover letter and resume by going to: Keyword: RHA


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for a Teaching Coordinator, English as a Second Language Program (part-time). Required: Bachelor's degree; minimum of two years' experience teaching ESL courses; administrative experience. Deadline for applications: September 17, 2010. Interested applicants may apply online at EOE.

Make Your Ad Pop!

Organist needed

Provide care and support for MR/DD individuals in a group home setting. PT positions available on all 1st and 2nd shifts. Starting pay $8/hr. Need HS diploma or GED, valid driver's license, and reliable transportation. Apply direct.


Full-Time ƒ Continuing Education Assistant Registrar ƒ Financial Aid Specialist Part-Time ƒ Chemistry Instructor ƒ Physics Instructor

MULTICRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Strength in PLC Electrical troubleshooting required, preferably Allen-Bradley & Mitsubishi

12 hr shift

For more information on specific requirements, how to apply, and preferred dates for applications, visit

Applications for employment at NGK Ceramics USA, Inc. are now being accepted through the Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. Those interested in applying should have good work records, be available to work the above shifts and have a strong desire to join a progressive company. A high school diploma or GED is required. A pre-employment physical including drug screen is also required. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For further information on employment opportunities and requirements, please apply in person to your local Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. An Equal Opportunity Employer

Human Resources 500 W. Broad St. Statesville, NC 28677-5264 (704) 878-4341 phone (704) 878-3117 fax


We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For further information on employment opportunities and requirements, please apply in person to your local Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. An Equal Opportunity Employer


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


Could you use

10 ,000 extra this year?



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


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

Cleaning Service looking for person to work M-F (no wk ends req'd) w/approx. 30 hr wk. Criminal bk grd ck a must! Mature, dependable & clean in appearance! Only those not afraid of hard work need apply. Send resume to: Box 386 c/o Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.


Skilled Labor

CMA/LPN Rowan Diagnostic Clinic seeks 1full-time and 1 part-time (Tue-Thurs) CMA/LPN with at least 1 year of experience. Full use of training, EMR input, specialty equipment operation. Respond to or Administrator, 611 Mocksville Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144

Employment Other



Immediate opening. Must have 2 years minimum prior medical office experience with multi-line phone; must have working knowledge of medical insurance plans, computer literate, pleasant personality. Excellent benefits.






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If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

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Find success in the Salisbury Post Classifieds – in print and online!

Go to or call 704-797-4220.

*Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount



Beautiful 4 pie ce bedroom se t. Headboard, fo otboard, 2 nigh t tables. Very go od condition. Call John Doe. 123-4567.








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

Asphalt and Paving

Paving u Striping u

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

u Maintenance u Resurfacing

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

u New Sealcoating u Asphalt & Concrete

Repair Commercial & Residential


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

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

Cleaning Services


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

WOW! Clean Again! September Special Lowest Prices in Town, Bedroom Discount, Residential/Commercial References avail upon request. For more info call 704-762-1402

Carport and Garages

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

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

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

Pat's Cleaning Service 704-857-2891 Put your picture in your business or service ad for instant recognition.

Cleaning Services

Absolute Auction

Financial Services

A + Maria's Cleaning

Due to non-payment of rent Rowan Mini Storage will conduct an Auction on Sept. 14th , 9:30a.m. Any questions call 704-855-2443. Unit 504 - Darrell Martin Unit 521 – Kent Martin Unit 803 – Alexis Cowan KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

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


418 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159

Saturday, September 11, 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Terms Of Payment Are: Cash, Credit Or Debit, Or Checks Approved By Spencer Home Supply. No Buyers Premium......But NC Sales Tax Will Be Collected, Unless NC Sales Tax Exempt Form Is Completed ****Prior**** To Auction. Restroom, Snacks And Drinks Available On Site.





C46004 Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

From Albemarle - take Hwy 52 south through Albemarle, continue straight across at light on Hwy 138/Aquadale Rd for 7.2 miles, turn right onto Chapel Rd, travel .5 miles to sale site on left. Watch for signs.

12x70 mobile home to be moved Yanmar YM1500 Diesel Tractor (approx 500 hrs) reserve 4’ bush hog; 4’ scrape blade; 4’ United Box Blade scrape; 8’ Culti-packer; Simplicity lawn tractor-42” cut w 36” rotory-tiller; 5HP garden tillers; Vester Plus reartine tiller; 5HP leaf blower on wheels; Toro electric blower; power edger; Cole planter; 6x12 all metal utility tilt-trailer; Craftsman roll-around stacking tool chest; 3-drawer metal toolbox; Craftsman 76 pc. Tap-and-die set; Ingersoll-Rand 3/8 impact wrenches; Craftsman open end and box end wrenches, assorted sizes, standard and metric; lots of big pipe wrenches; assorted sizes Crescent wrenches; assorted sizes Channel Locks; Craftsman 5HP air compressor w 25 gal tank; Craftsman ¾ drive large size socket set; lots of other mechanic tools; assorted air tools and wrenches; Makita 10” miter saw; Bosch ½” electric drill; Craftsman 10” band saw; Makita 7¼” circular saw; Chicago drill press; Craftsman belt & disc sander; Lincoln welder, up to 230 amp; B&D sander/polisher; Vanguard 4500w generator; Honda 8000 generator; 20 T hydraulic jack; hydraulic roll-a-round floor jacks; Milwaukee Sawzall; Invcare electric wheelchair; air tank; battery weed trimmer; table model jigsaw; gas powered Red Max pole-saw; child’s wagon; 5” bench vise; wheelbarrow; Kerosun heater; battery tester; Diehard 10/2/60 battery charger; 6” Bench grinder; Craftsman cordless drill; ratchet chain binders; Milwaukee hole saw set, ½ and 3/8 sockets and ratchets; many, many more items.

Concrete Work

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Drywall Services

Quality Affordable Childcare


Clean, smokefree, reliable

Residential & Commercial Repair Service


6 wks & up! All Shifts

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

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

Roofing and Guttering

Home Improvement

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

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

Since 1955

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

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:



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

140 Eastside Drive; China Grove NC 28023

Residential & Commercial

For Information Phone (704) 857-7458 or (704) 647-1022

Free Estimates References Available

Dennis Weddington NCAL 5147 Darry Weddington NCAL 9050

auctioneer # 4568

Call Zonia 704-239-2770

* 1 Day Class *

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

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


The Floor Doctor

Large Groups Welcome!

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

Moving and Storage

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

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

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

Painting and Decorating

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

Tree Service A-1 Tree Service 3Established since 1978 3Reliable & Reasonable 3Insured Free Estimates!

~ 704-202-8881~ Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731

Earl's Lawn Care

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

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

Septic Tank Service

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



Junk Removal

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Michelle, 704-603-7490 FReferences AvailableF

Cleaning Services

Miscellaneous Services

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

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

Reasonable rates. 17 years experience.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ON SALE DAY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER ADVERTISING. Food will be available - Not Responsible For Accidents or Theft Terms of Sale by Cash or Good In-State Check All Sales Final – No Buyer Premium

Sale Conducted by

Personal Services

Pools and Supplies


Carport and Garages

(Also some consigned items)




PERSONAL PROPERTY from the Estate of Earl Howard (deceased) 32588 Chapel Rd, Norwood, NC


This Is A Saturday Sale You Don't Want To Miss !!! Auction Conducted By: 601 Auction Co., 1518 Hwy. 601 South, Yadkinville, NC 27055

10:00 AM

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

Amiga mujer: problemas con alcohol o sustancias adictivas? Llameme 704706-4400

Grading & Hauling

Home Improvement

Call Ken Bean @ 704-636-1020 For More Information Or Directions To The Business !!


Stoner Painting Contractor

Yard Work & more! Painting, window cleaning. All jobs welcome! Free estimates. 704-837-5069

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

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

Early Bird Viewing From 1:00 PM-5:00 PM On Friday, Sept. 10


Painting and Decorating

Heating and Air Conditioning

Go To Auctionzip.Com ID# 5373 For Photos And Information!!

Ken Weddington NCAL 392

The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Selling Lots Of Hardware, Tools, Home Supplies, Home & Garden, Vinyl Windows, Outdoor Furniture And More!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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

Home Improvement

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

At Spencer Home Supply

Larry Brown NCAL 812



3 Mowing 3 Trimming 3 Landscaping 3 Shading 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

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

FREE Estimates

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

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

Videos, Photos, Blogs, Sports, Online Forms, Job Listings, Real Estate… It’s more than News… Come See



Fax: 704-630-0157

Happy Birthday JB (Judy Brown)!! Hope you have a GREAT day. I Love You, Lou Happy Birthday to my "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes"! I love you, Judy Laws Brown, and I always will! Roger Brown Wishing a very happy birthday to my Kid Rock & roll Aunt Judy Laws Brown! Lots of Love, Layla Laws Happy birthday Scott Sifford! Time to celebrate. Your old pals, Roger, Judy and Shannon Michael Brown

The Salisbury Post reserves the right to edit or exclude any birthday submission. Space is limited, 1st come 1st served, birthdays only. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday. Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column)

Team Bounce Birthday? ...


Judy Brown- Happy Birthday Mom! You are the BEST!!! I Love You. Boo

We Deliver

Happy birthday to my Mom, Judy Laws Brown! Thank you for always being there for me! I love you. Shannon Michael Brown

Parties, Church Events, Etc.

Judy Brown: Happy Birthday to you! I Love you! I wish you a good health of many more. Love, Shirley

ARE YOU IN THE CELEBRATING BUSINESS? If so, then make this ad space work for you! Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220 for more information!!! 704-202-6200

We want to be your flower shop!

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


MawMaws Kozy Kitchen

Club Sandwich, Fries ....................$5.29 Grilled Hamburger Steak, 2 Sides & Tea ............................$5.99

Every Night Kids Under 12 eat for 99¢ with 2 paying Adults GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH $3.99

25 WINGS $


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



5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays S46245


A 2”x3” greeting with photo is only $20, and includes 4 copies of the Post

Happy Birthday, MeMe! Your boys, T.J. & Cooper

Wishing my sister, Judy Laws Brown, a wonderful birthday! I love you so much! Melanie, Randy, Zach & Joe



Happy Birthday, Meredyth Fisher! Love you, Mallory, Lara & T.J.



Wow! Great Christmas gift! 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.

Antiques & Collectibles Blue Dawn Noritake China $225.00. 58 piece Theodore Heviland China 704-278-2588 Carnival Glass Open Rose Plate and Bowl, Yellow Amber. Rare. $200. 704-938-4342 ENESCO collectibles. 5.00-10.00 each. call for more info/lists. Value $500. Have it all! Call 828-446-4280, Salisbury

Baby Items

Xbox 360, used. In great condition. Asking $150. 1 wireless controller and system alone. Please call (704)213-8244

Exercise Equipment Exercise Bike $50. Ab Machine $20. Treadmill $25. For More Info. Call 704-857-1854 only Exercise Glider used a few times.Like new. $100. Call 704-6360456 or 704-232-6208 in Salisbury

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

Flowers & Plants

36'' Leyland Cypress or Green Giant Trees Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. $10 per tree. Also, Gardenias, Nandina, flowerLigustrum, ing banana, Emerald Green Camelia, Arborvitae, Azalea AND MORE! $6 All of the above include delivery, installation, weed resistant liner & mulch! 704-274-0569

Fuel & Wood Wood Stove, black iron. Great shape. Extremely durable. Salisbury. $400. 704-638-0045. Serious inquiries only.

Furniture & Appliances 1928 Fireplace surround beveled glass mirrors. $375. 704-636-9547 or 980-234-0881 Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500

Furniture & Appliances

Furniture & Appliances

Medical Equipment

Bedroom suite, 3 pc, $275. Silver chest, $40. Interior doors, $40. Dresser, $40. 704-213-9191

Trunk. Lexington furniture. New, dark brown wicker. Salisbury $150. 336-689-4318 or 704636-2014

Wheelchair w/foot rests $100 Adult bedside potty. $12. New crutches $9;. 704-245-8843

Ironing board, $10. Small wicker table, $10. Wash-stand with pitcher and bowl, $35. Banjo and violin pictures, $10. Call 704-633-7757.

Misc For Sale

Nativity. Native Ameri-can Nativity Set 21 pieces by House of LLoyd $40 in box. 704-938-4342

Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Butcher block kitchen table with 6 chairs. Blue trim. $65. Please call 704-857-0093 Cherry dresser with mirror and Cherry King bed (headboard and footboard with frame) $200 cash. Please call Cyndi 704-661-5332 Frigidaire refrigerator scratch on side; otherwise, perfect condition. Moving, need to sell. Only $200. 704433-8112 Mirror. Cherry finish framed mirror, 40” x 20”. Nice. $40. Please call 704-630-9286

No holes No tears

Games and Toys Littlest Pet Shop Sets ALL new in boxes. $5.00 each for most. Value of all $400.00. Call 828446-4280, Salisbury My little pony. Many ponies, houses accessories, castles, and plush. Will sell all $100 obo Call 828-446-4280, Salisbury

Hunting and Fishing Blynd Tower Deer Stand, used, 10' tower and blind is 4'x4'6.5'', 704-633-1221, $475.

Health and Beauty

Sofas, two, 5 feet, $50 each. Chairs, two, $25 each. No holes, no tears. 336-492-5118. Oven. Frigidaire Wall Oven Gas, White, 24" with broiler. Used approx 2 yrs. $250. 704-642-1328 Piano. Antique Marcellus upright piano 3 sound boards. Asking $400 obo. Call 704-857-0093 Refrigerator, Whirlpool, $150. GE Washer, $125. Kenmore washer, $125. GE dryer, $100. Call 704798-1926 Refrigerator. Frigidaire 26 cu. ft. side by side. Approx. $1,300 new. 7 yrs old. $350. Store-MoreT organiz-ational system. StoreMore humidity controlled crisper drawers. PureSource 3 water filtration. 336-998-3031 Refrigerator/Freezer. GE Profile. White side by side, 36". Approx 10 yrs old. Salisbury $150. Runs great, 336-689-4318 or 704-636-2014 Rocker, goose neck. $50. 1 rocker, 1 straight chair ~ 50's era. Match. $30 both. 704-938-3137 Sectional sofa $450.00 Please call (704) 213-2450

Stroller & infant carrier, $55 ~ originally $139. Bassinet $25. Infant swing 25. Bounce $25. Umbrella stroller $5. Call 704-637-0336

Antique lingerie cabinet. $100. Originally $500. Please call 704637-5251 for more info.

Sofa Bed, $125. Love Seat, $25. For More Information please call 704-857-1854


Beanbag, good quality material. Red, large $25. Salisbury. 336-689-4318 or 704-636-2014

Sofa, brown. Good condition. $40. Call 704-857-1867 704-310-1304

Bed. Twin poster bed, white. $65. GE refrigerator, works great! $75. Call 336-492-6322

china Thomasville cabinet. $200 cash. Great condition. Please call Cyndi 704-661-5332

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




13” wheel covers, $40. New in box. Fits all vehicles. Call before 5pm. 704-232-3636 16' Extension ladder $22. Two 6' x 3' storage cabinets with shelves $34.00 ea. Twin storage cabinets with 6' workbench top $36. 704633-7466 Air conditioner, 5000 BTU, $75. 4' Glass Show-case $90, Tool Box/70 Gal. Fuel Tank $300. For more info. call 704-857-1854 ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Barrells, 55 gallon metal & plastic $10 each. 2 for $18. 20 to sell. 704-8571867 or 704-310-1214

Bath and Body Works body care many discontinued. Average Value $500. $5.00. Boxes full NEW! Call 828-446-4280, Salisbury

Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856 Want to buy your low priced, unused or fixable lawn mowers & tillers. Also, I do repairs. 704-431-4837

Machine & Tools Remington electric pole saw. 12 ft. reach. 10 in. blade. In box. Never used. $120 new. Sell for $80. Call 704-202-6853 Saw. Craftsman electronic radial saw on metal cabinet. 10 inch, 2.75 hp. $300 Call 704639-1809

Medical Equipment RASCAL MDL600F 4 wheel scooter with Rack n roll lift. $2,500. 704892-4628

Office Desk/Cubicle 4' light w/ File Cabinet $90. CubiclesWallPanels/Sound Boarding $15. Fire-place insert w/Stone mantel $200 704-857-1854

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Misc For Sale

Building, used, for sale 10' x 12' metal building with wood frame. Like new will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 south. Call 941-266-8698 or 704856-0055 Coffee Table, white, $9. Child's card table, $5. Wood display jewelry case $15. New Electric Heater $9. 704-245-8843 Euro Pro Bravetti Quad Blade Food Processor with Blender $55.00 704-938-4342 Gazelle elliptical machine: $50. Exercise tram$50. Power poline: wheels girl scooter: $40. Antique rocking chair great condition: $200 Call 704-638-0749 Guitar Hero"World Tour" XBox game with 2 guitars $35.00. Please call 704642-7155 Handbag, Betty Boop, new. $25. New brown & black mini-tote. $15. New blue & green Handbag – mini-tote, $15. Before 5pm. 704-232-3636 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Sink, large white pedestal. White with gold faucets/accessories. Like new. $75. Don Post Western boots. Size 9½. Excellent condition. $75. Please call 336-655-5034

Sporting Goods

Misc For Sale

Marcy Classic Inversion machine. Used to take pressure off lower back. Used very little. Sell for $150. Call 704-239-5335

Let us know! We will run your ad with a photo for 15 days in print and 30 days online. Cost is just $30. Call the Salisbury Post Classified Department at 704-797-4220 or email X Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Wood Stove. $100. For more information, please call (704) 2782588.

Music Sales & Service Amplifier. Peavey TNT 115 1X15 200 W Bass Combo Amp. $375. Please call 980-622-8522

704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

Lawn and Garden

Agri-Fab Leaf Machine Includes deck adapter and owners manual. Holds 32 cubic feet of leaves and grass. $500. Call Hal, 704-637-1395

Misc For Sale

Organ. Hammond electric organ. Model S6, $50. Please call 704-639-1809

Television, DVD & Video Television. 30" Samsung SlimFit widescreen HD TV - HDMI; 1/3 thinner than regular TV. Model #TX-R3079WH. LIKE NEW. $400. Call 347724-7505 for more info. Lake Norman area.

Sporting Goods Attention Hunters: For sale 20' ladder stand. Asking $125.00. Call anytime 704-212-7313 Bike. Men's Sears 26" Bike Good Curiser Condition Blackw/blue $60. Call 704-938-4342 Cornhole Boards starting @ 75.00. Bags $12.00 a set or 2 sets for $20.00. 13 bag colors to choose from. in the Goldhill area 704-633-1042

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Want to Buy Merchandise AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951. All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Misc For Sale Notices

GOING ON VACATION? Send Us Photos Of You with your Salisbury Post to:


$100 cash paid for participation in a four hour discussion group. We are conducting discussion groups regarding various courtroom cases. Share your thoughts and opinions and receive $100 cash. Groups will be held in Salisbury, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 from 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday, Sept. 11 ,2010, from 9;00am-1:00pm, and Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, from 2:00pm-6:00pm. No experience necessary. All backgrounds, genders, and education levels wanted and must be at least 18 to apply. To apply call 800690-1774 on Monday, September 6, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only. Calls will not be taken on any other days.

Pool Table, 5 ft. Legs fold in. Comes with sticks & balls $50. Please call 704-209-1004


Stamps. Large collection of old cancelled US postage stamps. $50 obo. Call 704-636-1408

Application Procedures For Whispering Oaks Apartments Only (A Senior Community)

Standard pick up fiber topper. $5. glass Please call 704-278-4841 for more information.

The Rowan County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for:

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

Section 8 Project Based Housing Assistance On the following dates at the times stated 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 No applications will be accepted without the following documents: • Birth Certificate •Social Security Card • North Carolina Drivers License or pictured ID Whispering Oaks is restricted to those 55 years of age or older




Free Lab Mix Pups to good homes. Very cute and playful. 15 weeks old. Located Mt Ulla area. Please call 704-798-8659

FULL BLOODED GOLDEN RETRIEVERS Dam and Sire on site. Males, $350. Females, $400. 704-490-9042 LM

Cats Free 2 kittens. Approx. 12 weeks old. To very good inside home. Call 704-938-3137

Chinese Pug Male, 2-3 years old. Housebroken. Shots. Needs a good home. Call 704-855-3578

Free Kittens! Friend for life. Beautiful, indoor kittens. Litter trained, M&F, long & shorthaired. Loves people! Call Brenda @ 336-671-3799 Free kittens. 4 beautiful kittens. To good home only. Please call 704209-1493 for more info. Free kittens. 6 female, 1male. 5 orange and 2 orange/white. Born 7/5/10. READY NOW!! 9 weeks old. please call 704-298-9907.

Free puppies. 8 week old Huskie mix. Please call 704-855-2333. after 4 pm before 9 pm

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Chow Puppies for sale. AKC Registered. Ready September 15. $250 each. Call 704279-7520, leave message or 704-640-4224

Free puppies. Father is full-blooded German Shepperd. Mother is black mix. Will be large dogs. 3 males,2 females. 6 weeks old. Call 704855-4348

Family Raised!

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Patented Happy Jack Flea Beacon: Control Fleas in the home without toxic chemicals or costly exterminators. Results overnight! GOODMAN FARM SUPPLY (857 5938)

Precious Free kittens, Calico colors. Please call 704267-9839, Faith area


Free dog to a good home with no small kids. Black Lab/Cocker Spaniel mix. Born Jan. 1 2009. Kennel trained, very loving. Call after pm 704245-9155



Puppies. Lab/chow mix puppies. FREE to a good home. Only 5 left! Call 704 637 1310


Mini Rat Terrier puppies. UKC Registered. Tri-color and solids males, females. First shots, de-wormed. Ready soon! $150. 704213-4756

Puppies for sale. Full blooded Pitbull, family raised, big breed. Parents on site. By appointment only between 9am-2pm. Call 704-837-3522

Dogs Miniature Schnauzer Puppies. Silver and black. $200-$250. Call 704-6370694

Full blooded Beagle puppies. Parents on site. Wormed and first shots. Great pets or for hunting. $50 each or two for $90.

Free puppies. Black Lab Mutts 5 to choose from 9 weeks old. Call 704433-8733, Leave clear message!!

Free kittens. Very sweet & funny. Indoor only. To a good home only. 1st shots. Male. Tabbies. 704-636-0619


Puppy Love!

Puppies, English Mastiff. AKC registered. Shots and wormed. Fawn and apricot colors. $600. Mocksville. 336391-2176

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Geneva B. Goodnight, 112 North Arbor St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of November, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 19th day of August, 2010. Floyd David Goodnight, III, Executor for the estate of Geneva B. Goodnight, File #10E838, 1614 W. C St., Kannapolis, NC 28081

No. 60451 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Window Replacement Package South Rowan High School

Yorki-poo & Yorkies CKC. Toy size, adorable high quality and home raised. Call Rhonda at 704-2249692. Great prices! Shih-Tzu, CKC registered. Very cute, playful, good w/kids, black & white. 6 weeks old & ready to go. First shot, wormed. (4 females, 4 males). Parents on-site. 704-640-4528 Salisbury location

Other Pets $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is seeking proposals for Architectural Services for a window replacement project at South Rowan High School. This school consists of about 205,060 square feet of education space and was constructed in 1961. The services will consist of design of the window replacement, preparation of plans and specifications for bidding the work and for the implementation of the project, preparation of contract documents and construction administration through completion of the project. The project schedule will require obtaining bids in time for the project work to be done during the summer of 2011. This project will be funded in part by funds supplied by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Interested Architects need to be familiar with the requirements of this act and be experienced in window replacement design and installation implementation. At least five years of prior school work will be required. The Owner encourages Minority Business participation.

Very Small Toy Poodles

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Supplies and Services Miniature Schnauzer Puppies. Full-blooded. 8 weeks, very playful, 1st shots, dewormed & tails docked. 2 black males & 1 salt & pepper male. Parents on site. $225. Call 704-279-8506

No. 60400

These sweet puppies are very small and beautiful. 2 black and 2 chocolate 1st shots and Worming. CKC reg. $400. Call Barbara, 704-970-8731

20% off Spay & Neuters in September. Call for appointment. Rabies clinic Sept. 11th, 8am-noon. $10/shot. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

Architects interested in this project should submit their proposal no later than September 30, 2010 to the below listed contact. Questions and further information can be obtained through the below listed contact by telephone or E-mail. William C. Hill Construction Administrator Rowan-Salisbury Schools 110 South Long Street East Spencer, NC 28039 Office phone 704-797-2791 Office fax 704-797-2789 Cell phone 707-213-7579 E-mail address


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

Free Stuff

Free Day Lilies in the Granite Quarry area. Please call 704-279-9385 for more information. FREE hay. 8 acres available. You cut, you haul. Call 704-278-2001 or 704-754-7421 Kittens. 3 Long-haired Gray kittens. Very Sweet Please call (704) 278-3030 room suite. Living Three piece Early American, lamp and console TV. $50. Call 704-636-0456. Mauve sofa-bed. Excellent condition $400. call 704-2232252 all in Salisbury

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


Lost & Found Dog Found! Small breed mix found in the Salisbury Walmart parking lot on 8/31/10. Please call 704-490-3673 for further information.



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

Notices New Hunting Club! Chatham County, looking for 10 members only. New hunting land. Call 704-933-4301 for more information.

Homes for Sale

Salisbury. 145 Equestrian Drive. 3BR, 2BA. 2 car garage, gutter guards, gas logs, laundry room, library. All new appliances, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers in each room. Large dressing room in master bedroom, water closet in master bath. Quiet area. Must see to appreciate! $149,000. 704-637-6567



Salisbury. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, large living room and den with wood burning fireplace, new roof, new updated central heat & air unit, large storage bldg. R51042A $134,900 B&R Realty. Monica Poole 704.245.4628

Motivated Seller

Salisbury, Henderson Estates, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Basement, Double Attached Carport, R48766 $159,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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

512 Gold Hill Dr. 2BR, 1BA. $74,000. Please Call 704-855-5353


Move In Ready

Fulton Heights - 3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $129,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267


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

W. Rowan. 3,000 SF, 4 BR on acre lot, granite counter tops, hardwood / tile floors, custom cabinets. Enjoy the evenings on the screen porch or the rocking chair front porch. Deck, garage doors, heating systems, windows newly replaced. Great family home. 704798-2689.

Land for Sale

to show your stuff!


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

Brand New

China Grove - 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. R50589. $204,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

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

New Listing

Rockwell 3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily finished upstairs. R51150A. $179,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

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. Safe distance from cities. Needs to be sold this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or E-mail to: See photos and directions at:

Open House Sun., Sept. 12, 2-5pm.

Salis. 1414 Devonmere Pl., 3BR/2 ½BA “The Reserve”. Master on main, Beautiful hard-wood floors. 2,350 sq. ft. Fireplace, bonus room, many extras! 0.17 acre. Open floor plan. A must see! Great price at $193,000. 704-224-9052. FSBO

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

Real Estate Commercial

China Grove 2BR Apt. Includes $550/month. water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415.


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

Wanted: Real Estate

Airport Rd. 1BR, 1BA. Water, trash and yard care included. $395/mo, 704-633-0425 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 Clean, well maint., 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790

Colonial Village Apts.

China Grove. Duplex apt. 2BR, 1 ½BA. Appliances & water furnished. No pets. Near 85. 704-855-4988 704640-6331 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently in Salisbury. located 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.

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

East Rowan. 2 bedrooms, 1bath townhouse with basement. Stove and refrigerator furnished, Washer / Dryer connections. Located across from Granite Quarry Elem. School, close to I-85 and shopping. $450 per month. Flowe Realty & Development. Call 704-2797848 or 704-640-6869

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

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

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795


Lots for Sale Apartments $$ $ $ $ $ $

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 or 704-433-7372. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

South Rowan. Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! All lots in the Brookleaf subdivision have been reduced to builder's cost! Five lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development 704-433-2582

Fall Specials Ask about free rent, and free water. $300 - $1,200/mo. 704-637-1020 Chambers Realty 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maint'd, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

Prince Charles Condominiums. Great location, walking distance to Historic Downtown Salisbury, 1250 sq ft to 3800 sq ft. Large rooms and great closets. Prices start at only $115,000. 704.202.6676 to set up a tour.

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


Motivated Seller in Plantation Ridge

Salisbury. 2,495 SF, 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, fully renovated over the last 2 years, cozy master suite w/walk-in closet on main level, large kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room/office, spacious family room with doors to deck and sunroom, private fenced-in back yard, $219,900. Call 704-645-1093 or email Woodleaf

Drastically Reduced!

Southwestern Rowan Barnhardt County, Meadows. Quality home sites in country setting, restricted, pool and pool House complete. Use your builder or let us build for you. Lots start at $24,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

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

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. Recently added 14 x 21 storage utility bldg. Concrete slab. Newly dug well. $175,000 $160,000 but we are open to offers. Motivated seller. 336-998-3510 or 336-407-3510

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

1600 ± sq ft house + 9.2 acres. $225,000. Remodeled. Vinyl siding w/ new roof 5 yrs ago. Completely remodeled inside w/ cork flooring, new carpet in living room and stainless steel appliances. Lots of cabinet storage in galley kitchen. 3BR, 1 large BA w/ room for another full bath. Also, separate out bldg w/ heat, AC and water hookup. Perfect mancave or workshop. Must see to appreciate. Also joins 37 more acres which can be bought also. 49 ± = $455,000. 704-278-3033

128-138 Pearl St. All electric 2BR. $450. Please call 704-213-3963

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

A PA R T M E N T S We Offer

PRICE~QUALITY~LOCATION 2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

Senior Discount

Water, Sewage & Garbage included

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147


Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

Country Paradise

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704-797-4220 15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 bdr/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet neighborhood. $1,200 start-up, $475/mo includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-210-8176.

Beverly Hills Uniforms, LeFrang, Natural Uniforms, Scrubstation from regular V-necks to pants & jackets, for $8

Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158 NEW Government Approved Homes. Online Pre-qualification. For Info (888) 350-0035 Oakwood 1977 12x70' handyman special $1,000 OBO. Must be moved. 704-603-8751

Fashion Scrubs are $10 and $12 Compare to $20 - $30

Scrubs-to-go 1202 Celebration Drive Salisbury, NC 28144

2 pieces for $15 and 3 pieces for $20


We're "cheaper than the big box discount stores"

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


Salisbury, 2 BR, 1 BA, Almost all new windows, some new carpet, nice home on dead end street, detached garage with dirt floor, beautiful large trees, nice sized lot. 51047 $79,900 B&R Realty. Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


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


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

Headline type

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Close To Hospital

Tastefully decorated. 2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, great room w/gas logs and vaulted ceilings, Custom kitchen cabinets with builtin desk, dining room, Gorgeous sunroom, fenced concrete patio area. R49515A $169,900 B&R Realty Monica Poole 704.245.4628

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

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PRICE REDUCED – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. Rockwell, East Rowan - 3 BR, 2 Baths, Located on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Price reduced $15k!! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

Waterfront High Rock Lake. 3BR, 2BA manufactured home. Big fenced yard w/ lots of trees. Deck, pier, floater, metal roof, & new ac unit. $270,000. Lazy Lane/Rowan Cty. 336-239-2287 Jill Conrad Uwharrie Real Estate

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

Homes for Sale

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

Disappear into 10 acres, an ideal retreat from hectic city life. 93,900 financing 704 563 8216


New Home

Fabulous View

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071

Land for Sale

Reduced $20k

1320 Rachel Lane. Over 2,100 sf – 4 BR 2 Bath, Great Room, Kitchen/ Dining Combo, Den, Large Master BR and Bath with huge walk in closet. Convenient to I-85. Certified for FHA financing. MLS #49776. Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

High Rock Lake

Real Estate Services

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


1002 Timber Run Dr., Salisbury. Beautiful custom built home for sale in one of East Rowan's finest developments, Timber Run. Just under 2600 sq ft. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Call 704-796-5566

Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA patio home, hardwoods, great room, bonus room, located on golf course. R49460. $295,000. Century 21 Towne & Country 704-637-7721 or 704-855-2122

Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living room, mature trees, garden spot, 2 car garage plus storage bldgs. $159,900. Monica 704.245.4628 Poole B&R Realty

Lake Property

US Realty 516 W. Innes, Salisbury 704-636-9303

FSBO 10.56 acres, 4BR / 3BA over 4500 sf ranch with finished walk out basement, jacuzzi, 2 stone fireplaces, creek, outbuildings, fence, private, peaceful. $349K 704-855-2288 or 704-3458834

Found dog. Small dog in area on Rockwell September 1st . Please call 704-202-6400

Lost cat. Male, brown & black striped tabby. Very large. Answers to “Thomas.” Lost in Briggs Rd. area. 704-791-0801

3 BR, 2 BA. Brand new, very functional floor plan, laundry room, kitchen and living room. R51068 Monica Poole B&R Realty. 704.245.4628

The Crescent

Price Just Reduced!

3BR, 2BA with 2 car garage in a nice neighborhood. Corner lot, hardwood floors, formal dining room, fenced back yard, rocking chair front porch. $149,900. Call 704-633-6824

Found Cocker Spaniel, female. On Lower Palmer Rd. on 8/30 in the early morning. Please call to identify. 704-279-4239

LOST cat. Male, black w/some white. Crooked tail. Lost in Country Club Hills/Sells Rd area on Sun. 8/29. REWARD! Please call if found 704-633-5266 or 704-640-8301

Salisbury, 4BR/2BA Master BR has 2 closets, LR, bonus room, kitchen, D/R, hardwood floors & tile, sunroom, fireplace. Close to Hospitals, Parks, town & shopping centers. $129,000 or best offer. Call 828-448-7754 or 828-390-0835.

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

Instruction Become a CNA Today! Fast & affordable instruction by local nurses. 704-2134514.

Over $10K below tax value!


Homes for Sale


Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

Homes for Sale


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

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

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Business Opportunities



Salisbury. 130 Pine Hill Rd. Total Remodel. 3BR, 2BA. Gourmet kitchen with solid surface counter tops, Jenn Air range w/grill, custom cabinets, wood & tile floors, large walk-in closet, sunroom & sun porch, fireplace, large fenced yard, huge screen porch w/Baja hot tub. 28x28 garage w/insulated walls/doors/ceiling. $40K + in landscaping. Within 2 miles of North Hills, Scared Heart & Isenberg schools but no city taxes. 704-202-5022 Owner is Broker/Realtor

Homes for Sale

Lake Property

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

Beautiful View

TRADE your HOME or USE your LAND. Land Homes. Well & septic can be incl'd. 704-984-6607

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

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867

Salisbury, Nice home for price. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, wooded lot, big rooms. 51017 $119,900 B&R Realty. Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Lake front home off of Goodman Lake Rd. 3300 sq ft. Pier & boat ramp. Beautiful view and deep water. $449,000, obo. Please call 704-856-8557 or 704-202-8507

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

KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

TUITION FREE TAX SCHOOL Register now for Liberty Tax’s 8-week class. Employment opportunities may be available upon successful completion. Fee for the 3 volume set of books.

Classes will be held at 718 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis Classes start 9-13-10

Afternoon and evening available. Call 704-932-8822 for more info.



12C • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 Apartments

Houses for Rent

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

Available for rent – Homes and Apartments. Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575

Cone Mill area. 3 Shive St. 3 room furnished apt for rent. Please call 704-633-5397 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 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry 1 & 3 BR rentals available. Appliances included. Call 704638-0108 Granite Quarry. 2BR duplex. Appli. furnished. W/D hook up. $425. No pets. 704-279-3406 Historic Area. 1 or 2 BR available. 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 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appls furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Carolina Blvd. 2BR/2BA + ofc, all appls incl, 4 car carport, big yd. $800/mo + dep. 704-637-6618

Don't Pay Rent! Lease to Own! Woodleaf area. Pebble Dr. 3BR, 2BA. Please call 704-633-8163 East area. 2BR, 1BA. Outbuildings. 1 year lease. $695/month + deposit. 704-279-5602 East Rowan. Nice 2BR. Lots of storage. Quiet area. Private back yard. $565/mo. 704-279-5018 EXCEPTIONAL HOME FOR RENT

3 BR,1 BA, Private Country setting, completely renovated older home, detached 1.5 car garage. All appliances included. $750 per month plus security deposit. Call 704-798-5959

Office and Commercial Rental China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100

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


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

Office Space

district. Faith/Carson 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 FREE RENT Carolina Piedmont Properties. Call for details. Sec 8 OK. 704-248-4878

Restaurant fully equipped. 85 feat In china grove. $1700 per month. 704-855-2100

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

Salisbury 848 S. Main St., 1,000 SF previously restaurant w/drive-in window, lg pkg area, $800/mo 704-202-5879 Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

Salisbury 519 E. Cemetery St. 1BR / 1BA, $330/month + $330 deposit. No pets. 704-507-3915

Rowan Hosp. area. 3BR / 2BA. Appl., CHA. No Sect. 8. No pets. $800/mo. 1St & last mo's rent & dep. Call before 5pm 704-636-4251

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

Salisbury & Mocksville HUD – Section 8 Nice 2 to 5 BR homes. Call us 1st. 704-630-0695

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

Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

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

Spencer. 2 BR, 1 BA spacious. apt. $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704798-3896 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

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

Wiltshire Village. 2BR. New appliances, carpet. Pool & tennis. $595/mo. 704-642-2554

Houses for Rent $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2 Spectacular Homes $950-$1300 704-239-0691 1012 N. Main St. Spencer, 3BR/1BA, Section 8 OK. No pets. $600/mo. $600 dep. 704-633-5067 1474 Matthew Allen Circle, Kann. 3 bedroom 2 bath $925/mo; 4901 Samuel Richard Street, Kann. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath $995/mo. KREA 704.933.2231 1BR & 3BR units avail. HVAC. Application req'd. $475 - $800/mo. Call 704-239-4883. Broker 2BR RENT TO OWN Central heat/AC. Hardwoods, fireplace, siding. $2,500 down. $550/mo. 704-630-0695 317 MLK Jr. Blvd. Beautiful completely remodeled 4BR 1BA home near park, shopping & food. Gas heat, a/c, stove & fridge w/ice. $850/mo. + dep. 704-633-3584 4901 Samuel Richard St., Kannapolis: 4BR, 2.5BA $995/mo. 3306 Barr Rd., Concord: 3BR, 2.5BA. $925/mo. KREA 704-9332231 529 East Liberty St. 3BR, 2BA. $600/mo.Gas heat. Electric air. No pets. 704-633-0425 530 West Franklin St. 3BR, 2BA. $600/mo. Gas heat. Electric air. No pets. 704-633-0425 5BR, 2 ½ BA. RENT TO OWN. 3000 sq. ft. +/garage, basement, fenced. $8,000 down. $998/mo. 704-630-0695

Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. Electric heat/AC. Storage bldg. $475/mo. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. Storage bldg., carport, cent heat/AC. $600/mo. Call 704-640-6976 Salisbury. 2BR/1BA, Convenient location. No pets. No smoking. $600/mo. + $600 dep. 704-637-7524 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA in country. Big yard. East schools. $675/mo. + deposit. 704-630-9315 Salisbury. 515 Park Ave. 3BR, 1BA. Heat/AC. No pets. $650/mo. & $650 dep. 704-857-3347 Salisbury. 520 East Liberty St. & 515 Hope Hill Rd. Double wide mobile home. 3BR. $500/mo. ea 704-645-9986 W Rowan & Woodleaf school district. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. 704-754-7421

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

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

China Grove Nice & Clean. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1840 square feet. 10 rooms, recently remodeled, stove, fridge, dishwasher. All electric HVAC, garages & storage buildings. Nice Area. NO PETS. $800/mo + deposit 704-857-7699

Salisbury. Six individual new central offices, 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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Granite Quarry Special Commercial Metal Bldgs for Small Trade Business, hobby shop space or storage. Units avail up to 1800 sq ft w/ office area. Video surveillance and ample parking. 704279-4422

03 CHEVY CAVALIER 4 cyl., auto., ac, AM/FM stereo, cd, low miles, clean, $6990. extra 704.637.9090

07 KIA SORENTO LX **1 Owner**, Clean Carfax, V6, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, A/C, CD, Alloys. $11,993 Stk. #10K135A 704.637.9090

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 Visit us at:

Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

03 FORD TAURUS SEL V6, auto., leather, power sunroof, pw, pl, tilt, cruise, loaded, low miles, $9990. 704.637.9090

03 HONDA CRV EX 4x4, 4 cyl., auto., power sunroof, pw, pl, alloys, super low miles, $12,974. 704.637.9090

03 MERCURY SABLE GS **Low Miles** Local Trade, Clean Carfax, V6, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Alloys. $6,996 Stk. # 10H711A 704.637.9090

08 FORD FOCUS S 4 cyl., auto., ac, cd, great on gas. Only $9991. 704.637.9090

Cadillac, 2003 Deville Bronze Mist on Oatmeal leather 4.6 V8 North Star with auto tranny am, fm, cd, tape, all power options, like new inside & out RUNS & DRIVE NEW! 704-603-4255

Chevy, 2003 Cavalier Base blue with grey cloth interior am,fm,cd, 2.2 auto trans, cylinder runs&drives great. Perfect for the first time buyer! 704-603-4255

Mazda, 2007 5 sport Grey on gray cloth 2.3 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, all power options, LOW MILES, good tires, cold AC, plenty of room for kids or groceries LIKE NEW! 704-603-4255

Chevy, 1988 Celebrity Call 704-792-7878

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255 Nissan, 2005 Maxima SL LOADED 3.5 V6 auto tiptronic trans, bose audio system, all power options, all HEATED OPTIONS, Duel power leather seats. Real head turner.704-6034255

Toyota, 2002 Camry, SE V6 4 door sedan. Salsa red. $8,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10487A 2 Year Warranty

Boats & Watercraft

1988 Starcraft Bass Boat Looks good, runs great. 16 ft aluminum, 40 HP mariner, Minn Kota Trolling MTR. Depth/fish finder. $3,100. Call 704636-9526

05 CADILLAC CTS 3.6 auto, leather, V6, moonroof, PW, PL, tile, cruise, chrome wheels, loaded $14,994 704.637.9090

Chrysler, 2005 300 C Hemi engine tip tronic trans, all power, duel power and heated leather seats, am, fm, cd, tape, chrome rims A mp3, REAL HEAD TURNER! 704-603-4255

Toyota, 2004 Camry LE 4 Door Sedan. 4 speed automatic. $8,845. 1-800542-9758. Stock #T11033A. 2 Year Warranty

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

05 CHEVROLET AVEO LS 1.6 4 cyl., auto., AM/FM stereo, low, low miles, super gas saver. $7998. 704.637.9090

Financing Available!

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

Toyota, 2004 Corolla 1.8 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd. White over gray cloth, power options, GAS SAVER, runs and drives awesomely! Affordable, reliable transportation! 704-603-4255

05 NISSAN FRONTIER NISMO 4x4 crew cab, v6, auto, power sunroof, pw, pl, tilt, cruise, alloys, tonneau cover, roof rack, like new inside & out, $16,785. 704.637.9090

Ford 2004 Thunderbird, hard top convertible, all the amenities, V-8 3.9 liter, Merlot color, excellent condition 3,500 miles, has been kept in garage. $22,000. Call 707-310-1082

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

West Rowan area. Large 4 BR 2BA manufactured home for rent with option to buy. Call for more info. 704-855-2300

Resort & Vacation Rentals

Volvo, 2002 S80 2.9L6 TWIN TURBO auto tiptronic trans, am, fm, tape, cd, SUNROOF, alloy rims good tires, all power option, LEATHER, cold ac, COME DRIVE TODAY! 704-603-4255

Service & Parts 06 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8 S **1 Owner**Clean Carfax** V6, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Alloys. $8,997 Stk. # 11J1A 704.637.9090

2003 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 Silver on gray cloth 3.0 v6 auto tans, am, fm, cd changer, cruise, cold ac, alloy rims, good tires, RUNS & DRIVES WITH THE BEST OF THEM 704-603-4255

Buick, 1997 LeSabre Limited Sedan Gold. 4 speed automatic. $6,445. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7500A 2 Year Warranty

Chevrolet, 1978, 1 Ton & flat bed. Built for pulling 5th wheel trailer. 4 speed, 350 crate engine. 15,000 on new engine. Trailer reese hitch. brakes, Good truck. $3500 obo. 704-633-3822

Service & Parts

EZGO Authorized Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. All batteries brand new, not reconditioned or refurbished (definition: weak or old batteries washed out). Buy 6 batteries & receive $10 gift receipt for purchase of a bottle of OLD STONE Wine. Coupon good until 9/30/10. 704-245-3660

Ford F150 1986, Red, 4 wheel drive, brand new tires and wheels, extra low mileage (85K). $5800. 704-279-7520 or 704-640-4224

Ford, 1998 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition LOADED 5.4 V8 auto trans, LEATHER, lighted running boards, all pwr ops, cd changer, chrome rims good tires, 4X4 runs & drives great. 704-603-4255

Ford, 2003 Ranger 4.0L, V6 4 x 4, Ext cab, 4-door. 86K, Tilt, PS, PW, Keyless, cruise, alloy wheels, bed liner, bed cover. $8,995. Call 704633-8184 (home) or 704637-7327

Ford, 2004 Freestar LImited Van LOADED all power options, 4.2L Advance Trac power sliding door, am,fm,cd changer, DVD, rear air, 3rd row seat, duel heated seats, alloy rims READY TO GO! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet, 2003 Tahoe LT 4 Door SUV 4 Speed Automatic, V 8. $14,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # T10109A 2 Year Warranty

Chevrolet, 2008 HHR Panel LS 2 Door SUV Victory red.$12,245. 1-800-542-9758 Stock #F10416A 2 Year Warranty

Ford, 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition. 22 Inch rims, Cd, DVD, sunroof, duel heated seats, power 3rd seat, luggage rack. Steering wheel controls, nonsmoker. Like new. MUST SEE! 704603-4255

Wholesale Not Retail If it's a battery, we sell it! We Buy Old Batteries! Faith Rd. to Hwy 152 Store across from Sifford's Marathon 704-213-1005

Ford, 1999 Crown Victoria LX. 4 Door Sedan. 4 speed automatic $6,845. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10305A2 2 Year Warranty

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

BATTERY-R-US Toyota, 2004 Corolla S Sedan. 4 Speed automatic. $8,945. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7429A 2 Year Warranty

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 06 HONDA ACCORD EX-L 4 cyl, Auto, Leather, Moonroof, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys, CD, like new $11,747 704.637.9090

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Outdoor Fun

Canoe, Grumman Eagle 15' square stern. With paddles & 3 hp outboard. $600. 704-633-4346

Hurley School Rd area, 2BR/1BA, nice subdiv, large yard, water incl'd, $410/mo 704-640-5750

Salisbury. 601 Hwy N. 2BR. $450/mo. + deposit. No pets. Central heat/air. 3 people. 704-640-4749 or 704-639-9154

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 Faith 2BR/1BA, $375/mo + dep. 2BR/2BA Kannapolis $475/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-239-2833

Transportation Financing

Jaguar, 2001 S-Type 4.0L, V8 sedan. $11,445. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7486A 2 Year Warranty

For Sale

Cooleemee 2BR $100 / wk, $400 dep on ½ ac lot. 336-998-8797, 704-9751579 or 704-489-8840

Chevy, 1999 Silverado 2500 hd extended 6.0 engine auto trans, am/fm radio, lighted running boards, camper top, towing pkg. 73,628 LOW MILES for this vehicle!! 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

Genuine Toyota Camry front bumper & hood. OEM. Fits '07 & '08. $75 each. Both $125. 704960-2735

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

Ford, 2002 Focus ZX3 Hatch back. Auto transmission. $6,445 1-800-542-9758 Stock # P7428A 2 Year Warranty

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

Mazda, 2005 Tribute 4 Door SUV 4 Speed automatic. $8,945. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10404A 2 Year Warranty

North Myrtle Beach

Ocean Front Condo

5,000 or 10,000 sq. ft. distribution bldg., loading docks, office & restrooms. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

Transportation Financing


Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Back to School Specials!



Kannapolis-2407 Summit Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA $575/mo.; 409 E. 22nd St. 2 BR, 2 BA, loft $700/mo.; 2419 Saguaro Ln., 4 BR, 2.5 BA $1,400/mo.; 200 Westview St., 1 BR, 1 BA $500/mo. China Grove 210-3 Swink St.; China Grove- 2 BR, 2 BA $650/mo.; Salisbury- 726 Railroad St., 2 BR, 1 BA $450/mo.; 904 N. Green St., 3 BR, 2 BA $695/mo.; Concord- The Pines of Cabarrus, 1 & 2 BR. Rebecca Jones Realty Inc. 704-857-SELL (7355)

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096


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

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

Kannapolis, 2302 N. Cannon Blvd., 2 BR, 1 BA, big yard, $550/mo plus deposit & references. Section 8 OK. 704-793-3817




2BR, 2BA Sleeps 6, fully equipped. Outdoor pool. Quiet family area, yet close to shops and restaurants. Reasonably priced. Booking Aug. 28th – Sept. 4th . Sept, Nov. Dec. 704-6038647

07 CHEV. MALIBU LT **Local Trade** Clean Carfax** 4 Cyl, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, Great on Gas $11,944 Stk. # 10D61C 704.637.9090

Honda, 2007 Accord LX 2.4 4 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, white on tan cloth, power options, like new tires.A REAL MUST SEE!! 704-603-4255

Rooms for Rent MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salis. Bus line, A/C & cable No Drugs! Discount if paid monthly. Please call 704-640-5154

07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY **1 Owner** Clean Carfax, Local Trade, 4 Cyl, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Alloys. $10,997 Stk # 10H510A 704.637.9090

Hyundai, 2006 Sonata LX. V6 Sedan. $12,245. Stock #T11048B 1-800-542-9758 2 Year Warranty


Volkswagen, 2004 New Beetle GLS 1.8T convertible. $13,745. 1-800-542-9758 Stock # F10290A 2 Year Warranty


Transportation Dealerships

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

Mercedes, 2005 ML350 3.7 V6 Tiptronic trans, duel power and memory leather seats, SUNROOF, am, fm, cd, alloy rims good tires, EXTRA CLEAN!! 704-603-4255


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

I sold my van in 3 days thanks to my ad! Tried to sell it by putting it in the front yard with a sign, but had no luck. ~ C.D.

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


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

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

Want to Buy: Transportation DONATED passenger van or bus needed for newly formed Youth Group. Call Pastor Rob at 980-721-3371. Thanks for letting your love shine!




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Irreverent Cuban movie promises zombie revolution

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Mexican makeup artist cristian Jauregui, left, works on the mold of the zombie mask of claudia calvino, cuban co-producer of the film ‘Juan de los Muertos’ or ‘Juan of the dead’ in Havana, cuba. “We Cubans have had to deal with a whole series of problems in the last 50 years,” Brugues told the Associated Press, an allusion to the decades of economic hardship and isolation that have followed Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, particularly since the collapse of the Soviet Union. “We have become accustomed to resolving problems on our own and finding a way to survive. So I was thinking, ‘How would a Cuban survive a zombie epidemic.’ ” As Brugues spoke, makeup artists in another room

were transforming actors into blood-soaked zombies, a process that can take up to five hours. A gruesome zombie head lay on a table alongside multiple cups of coffee and cigarette butts, and a producer was testing out the believability of a detached, latex hand by sneaking up on unsuspecting production assistants and tapping them on the shoulder with it. Preproduction got under way this week, with shooting slated to start in late October. the filmmakers hope to release the movie in the spring or summer of next year, and

plan to role it out at several film festivals before showing it to a wider audience. The movie’s plot is simple: A 40-year old layabout named Juan finds a zombie floating in the water while fishing off the coast of Havana. The zombie attacks but Juan makes a narrow escape, only to find that the undead are all over the city. Staterun media blames the whole thing on government opponents backed by Cuba’s archenemies in Washington, but Juan knows better — and comes up with a plan. Together with his side-

kick, Lazaro — described by the filmmakers as “just as lazy, but twice as stupid” — Juan puts out the word that he is open for business. Has your grandmother been turned into a zombie? Is your uncle stumbling about with blood coming out of his mouth? Juan and Lazaro promise to get rid of your undead loved ones for just 15 Cuban convertible pesos ($16) a pop, and to clean up the mess for an extra 20 ($21). The duo are making good money until they find themselves the only non-zombies left in the city, with the rest of the population having either fled or been infected. The movie is backed by Spain’s La Zanfona Producciones, two Spanish television channels, the government of Spain’s Andalucia region and the state-run Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematography. It has a budget of $2.1 million, most of which is going to special effects that have to be added in Spain because the technology is not available in Cuba. “Clearly, it is a very small budget for an international zombie movie,” said Claudia Calvino, the film’s 27-year-old Cuban co-producer. “But that’s a lot of money for a Cuban movie.” Another co-producer, 34year-old Inti Herrera, said most Cuban films are made for less than $300,000. He said that the makers of Juan of the Dead are hoping to produce something that has

a professional feel to it which can be enjoyed by audiences everywhere — even the United States. “We really hope it comes out and is shown widely in theaters there,” said Brugues. “That is definitely our idea.” Brugues says part of the movie’s message deals with whether one should stay and face problems or get out of town when the going gets tough — a politically sensitive topic in a country divided between those who have lived through the revolution for better or worse, and those who have left for exile in South Florida and elsewhere. But he insists the film is not political. “I want people to have a good time at the theater,” Brugues says. “And I promise liters and liters of blood.”


HAVANA (AP) — What would you do if your entire city was taken over by flesheating zombies and communist leaders insisted it was nothing but a plot by U.Sbacked dissidents to destabilize the government? If you were the protagonist of Juan de los Muertos — “Juan of the Dead” — the first zombie flick ever shot in post-revolutionary Cuba, you’d figure out how to make some cash out of the carnage. Part horror show, part social satire, the soon-to-be-shot movie has the backing of a Spanish production company, a green light from Cuban authorities and a budget that dwarfs most big-screen offerings from the island. And its irreverent humor — one blurb for the film proclaims: “Fifty years later, a new Revolution has begun” — could make Juan of the Dead the next big thing in Cuban cinema, and give it a real chance at global success. It is the second film by 34year-old writer-director Alejandro Brugues, who says his idea was to tell a story that was authentically Cuban — but within the logic of a camp zombie flick. Closest to his heart, he said, is a quintessential island knack for making ends meet, whether by keeping a rusty ’57 Chevy on the road for half a century, or finding a way to feed a family on a salary of $20 a month. Locals even have a saying for how they will overcome the constant hurdles that are part of daily life on this cashstrapped, crumbling island: “I’ll invent something.”

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Work First emphasizes personal responsibility Those who qualify get short-term help to rejoin job force BY NANCY BRANDT For the Salisbury Post

orth Carolina’s Work First program is built on the premise that all people have a responsibility to their families and communities to work and provide for their children. The family has the larger responsibility in achieving self-sufficiency. Work First financial benefits and employment services from the local Department of Social Services are short-term and directed towards a quick return to the labor force by the Work First participant. Work First, which is administered by the DSS, is designed to help parents find and retain employment so that they don’t have to rely on public assistance. In Rowan County, about 350 clients are currently enrolled in Work First. All Work First applicants must meet several eligibility requirements. Federal regulations place increased emphasis on work by the parent and establish penalties for failure to comply with the Mutual Responsibility Agreement (MRA) between the client and DSS. Clients must complete all aspects of their Mutual Responsibility Core Requirements and Plan of Action before receiving any Work First financial benefits. Failure to sign an MRA at application will result in denial of the application. Failure to sign an MRA with the employment social worker will result in the termination of Work First Family Assistance. The initial orientation for all applicants for Work First will include a review of the goals of the program, participation requirements, and expectations for all recipients of benefits. Initial interviews address family information, work history, the individual’s skills and goals, and family resources. Information is provided regarding other community resources that may help the client and family with a “safety net” for a future without public assistance. The MRA Core Requirements for all families include: • All children who receive assistance must receive their immunizations and have regular health screenings • All children must attend school according to school policy • Minor parents (under the age of 18) must live with a parent or an approved adult and attend school according to school policy • Caretakers must cooperate with child support enforcement in the establishment and enforcement of support orders for all children in their care who receive assistance • Caretakers must keep all scheduled appointments with their Work First caseworkers • Caretakers must report any and all changes that occur in their situation within 10 calendar days that the change occurred The MRA Plan of Action Requirements include: • Employment goals • A description of a plan for participating in countable work activities for 40 hours per week designed to achieve the employment goals • A description of the supportive services that will help the family become self-sufficient within two years • A description of the participation requirements and supportive services/reasonable accommodations needed for individuals with a disability • Prior notification requirements for missed appointments and agreed upon activities • The job-quit penalty • Notification of failure to participate without good cause will result in a check not being issued for the month • The work registration requirement with Employment Security Commission for all work-eligible participants who are ready to engage in


See WORK, 4D Nancy Brandt is the program administrator with the Service Support Division of the Rowan County Department of Social Services.


Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Project Manager Greg Helseth stands on the Roach Dry Lake bed in front of a proposed solar energy site near McCullough Pass, Nev. Helseth says lack of staff has hampered work on solar-site applications.

Solar disconnect Feds’ focus on oil, flawed leasing system leave desert tracts years away from power generation BY JASON DEAREN Associated Press

OACH DRY LAKE, Nev. — Not a light bulb’s worth of solar electricity has been produced on the millions of acres of public desert set aside for it. Not one project to build glimmering solar farms has even broken ground. Instead, five years after federal land managers opened up stretches of the Southwest to developers, vast tracts still sit idle. An Associated Press examination of U.S. Bureau of Land Management records and interviews with agency officials shows that the BLM operated a first-come, first-served leasing system that quickly overwhelmed its small staff and enabled companies, regardless of solar industry experience, to squat on land without any real plans to develop it. At a time when the nation drills ever deeper for oil off its shores even as it tries to diversify its energy supply, the federal government has, so far, failed to use the land it already has — some of the world’s best for solar — to produce renewable electricity. Nowhere is this more evident


than in Nevada, where a Goldman Sachs & Co. subsidiary with no solar background has claims with the BLM on nearly half the land for which applications have been filed, but no firm plan for any of the sites. The Obama administration says it is expediting the most promising projects, with some approvals expected as soon as September. And yet, it will be years before the companies begin sending electricity to the Southwest’s sprawling, energyhungry cities. “Clearly we spent a lot of time and effort on oil and gas, but those priorities have changed,” Ray Brady, BLM’s head of energy policy in Washington, told the AP. Congress in 2005 gave the Interior Department a deadline: approve 10,000 megawatts, or about five million homes’ worth during peak hours, of renewable energy on public lands by 2015. Reaching that goal was left to the BLM, which oversees federal land and knows oil, gas and mining leases but is new to solar. The Bush administration, however, kept BLM’s focus on oil. BLM’s database of solar applications shows many lan-

guished for years while the agency approved more than 73,000 oil and gas leases in the last five years. BLM has yet to give final approval to one solar lease. BLM’s solar leasing system ended up allowing developers to lay claim to prime sites — many located in the deserts that span California, Nevada and Arizona. All developers had to do was fill out an application, pay a fee and file development plans. But many were so vague that it was difficult for BLM to separate the serious projects from the speculative ones. “People were making (solar) applications on federal lands not knowing what kind of technology to propose and ... how to develop the land,” Brady said. In the Southern California desert near Palm Springs, for example, San Diego-based LightSource Renewables filed an application in August 2008 for 2,500 acres, BLM records show. The small, two-person development firm knew enough to recognize the land’s worth — it was close to transmission lines — but had no previous experience with such projects. Co-founder Paul Whitworth

said it is now focusing on getting private land, and is not pursuing plans for its BLM site. The agency, however, still considers the application active, meaning other interested firms cannot access it. “We don’t know what technology will win or lose, and certain sites cater to certain technologies, but a good site is a good site,” Whitworth said when asked why they filed their application. The firm has never filed a development plan, records show. While dozens of smaller firms like Lightsource joined in the rush, BLM records show two Goldman subsidiaries filed 52 of the 354 applications throughout the region, more than any other company. “Those 52 applications are an example of the problem of clogging up the system,” said V. John White, executive director the Sacramento, Calif.-based Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, a cleanenergy advocacy group, in an email. The system has limited access by experienced solar developers to the best sites. “Some of these lease applica-


Cheerwine hits the sweet spot alisbury-based Cheerwine got a boost from the New York Times recently, via an article in the newspaper’s “Dining and Wining” section. The article, by Sarah Maslin Nir, was headlined “Some Foods, You Just Had to Be There.” It related how, in the age of online shopping, some people still like to take road trips to purchase their particular food obsessions. One of those interviewed was Anna Sturgeon, 27, a movie content reviewer from Cincinnati and a “big fan” of Cheerwine soda. Describing Cheerwine, Sturgeon said, “Imagine the sweetest maraschino cherry you ever smelled, and multiply that by 100.” Sturgeon said she initially tasted Cheerwine during a family visit to the Carolinas when



she was 9. Now, she sometimes drives down from Cincinnati to pick up a case or more. “The anticipation, it’s the entire experience,” she said. “It’s walking into the convenience mart, seeing the display, grabbing one and cracking it open and it being so cold and refreshing. It cannot be matched by opening up a mailbox.” • • • Hometown hurler: Salisbury is also getting some big league exposure thanks to pitcher Bobby Parnell, the former East Rowan High standout who’s now a bullpen fireballer for the New York Mets. During Wednesday’s game between the Mets and Braves, Parnell came on to pitch a scoreless inning. Braves radio announcer Don Sutton noted that Parnell no doubt had a lot of fans “back in Salisbury, N.C.” It’s a “lovely little town,” responded his broadcasting partner, Jim Powell.

Happy ending, happy riders A few weeks ago, the Salisbury Post published a letter to the editor from Lori Mason, describing how a thoughtless miscreant had stolen the bikes her two children had received as birthday gifts. As we noted in a subsequent editorial page “laurel,” the Post received offers from readers who wanted to donate new bikes, but Mason told us they had already been replaced by “the graciousness of great friends.” And here you see the grinning results as 6-year-old Philip Cressler and his 8year-old sister Leah prepare to enjoy some free-wheeling fun. Thanks again to all of the Post readers who wanted to pitch in — and remember that some local drives will be coming up that collect bicycles and other toys to distribute as Christmas gifts.




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Not victory, but progress he end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq comes as good news, particularly to families touched directly by Operation Iraqi Freedom. In a fiscal sense, the war has touched every taxpayer in the country. The United States’ funding for the war totals $756 billion from 2003 through the end of 2010. That’s more than $2,400 for every man, woman and child in our 308 million population. For Rowan County’s 139,225 residents, that’s $334 million — enough to build 10 new high schools. A war of words has commenced over whether President Obama’s stimulus package will cost the nation more than Operation Iraqi Freedom. The answer is yes, if you count the stimulus’ total cost from 2009 to its complete fruition in 2019. The tab for that will be $820 billion, some $64 billion more than the war to date, according to Politifact. The bill our nation will pay for the war in Iraq, however, has only begun to add up. The $756 million spent so far does not include the ongoing cost of the 50,000 troops who remain to provide security and training for Iraqis. And caring for the war’s disabled veterans here at home will go on for decades. To gauge the real cost of war, though, you need a National Cemetery, not a calculator. A handful of Rowan County families — and more than 4,400 nationwide — have lost someone in Iraq. The war has affected those families more than anyone else can know. The loss is so huge, so painful, that any problem they encounter after that point seems like a mere inconvenience. Put aside our internal political squabbling. Put aside talk of deficits and funding. The United States’ mission in Iraq was to topple a tyrant. The service men and women who carried out that task and have fought through the aftermath accomplished what they were sent to do, and they served their country well. They fulfilled our commitment to the Iraq. People will continue to debate whether the war was worth it — both in funding and in families’ sacrifice. U.S. civilians fretting over pocketbook issues have already forgotten the threat that many believed Saddam Hussein posed; we have forgotten the terror under which large portions of the Iraqi population lived. And we felt little relief last week after the president’s pronouncement since the page to which we’re turning still has war in Afghanistan. But this is progress. What seemed like an intractable conflict has settled down as much as it ever will, probably. Only 50,000 U.S. troops now serve where 170,000 once fought. That might not fit the definition of “victory,” but it is a much-needed step forward.


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“It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.” — Plato

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Fact-check those idyllic recollections Today’s assaults on teachers are few and not new udging from reaction to reports of a Salisbury High teacher being assaulted by a student — and from cartoonist Mark Brincefield’s satirical take on the incident (above) — you’d think we’re in the midst of an epidemic of violence against school personnel. This report from a major news weekly CHRIS appears to conVERNER firm that view: “A new wave of violence is sweeping U.S. classrooms,” the article says. “Much of it is centered in junior high schools, which have long coped with the most combustible years of adolescence. Yet the incidence of burglary, larceny, assault and even murder is rising in all public schools, reports the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. Statistics suggest that more and more teachers are quitting their jobs out of sheer fear of their students.” Anecdotally, the piece backs up that ominous assessment with these examples: An assistant principal in Maryland had his throat slashed by a former student; a Washington, D.C., teacher was stabbed by a 12-year-old boy; teachers in Illinois are so terrified they’re carrying guns to class.


But hold on: That report flected the racial tensions that from Time magazine was actu- sometimes erupted in vioally published in 1969 — allence. School violence wasn’t a most 41 years ago. The article nationwide epidemic, however. in the Nov. 14 issue of the notRead accounts of the period ed newsweekly carried this and you’ll find that many comheadline: “Public schools: New munities, including Salisbury, Violence Against Teachers.” managed to make the transiImagine that. Many middle- tion without triage units on the aged folks, those let’s say in playground. the 50 and older demographic, In 2010, as a Salisbury Post look askance at what’s going editorial pointed out this past on in the classroom these days week, school personnel are (or supposedly more likely to going on) and experience lament the loss auto accidents of civility, discior random pline and order property that existed (or crimes at their supposedly exhomes than be isted) during attacked by a their own fondly student. The rerecalled school cent assault is years. You the only such know, back in incident reportthe day when ed so far this parents instilled term in the discipline, and Rowan-SalisDR. WALTER HART we began the bury School Asst. superintendent day with prayer System; a total and the pledge. of three inciYet here’s dents were reTime magazine in 1969 telling ported in 2008-2009. us the situation was so fright“This type of event is rare, ening in America’s junior high particularly when you considschools four decades ago that er that we have approximately the Senate Juvenile Delinquen- 20,000 students and 180 days cy subcommittee concludes of school each year,” says Dr. “the only way to defuse the Walter Hart, assistant superinschools is to separate the viotendent for administration. lent children from the others Hart also points out that the and provide them with care, definition of assault “applies help and rehabilitation.” equally to a high school stuIs memory that hazy, or is dent who deliberately assault the Time piece just another ex- as well as a first grader who ample of the media’s tendency kicks someone in the shins.” to senationalize and turn isoWhile both those hypothetical lated traumas into galloping examples are deplorable, they trends? Probably a bit of both. represent far different levels In 1969, the nation was still in of physical threat to the the throes of desegregation, teacher. and many urban schools reYou can find more counter-

“This type of event is rare, particularly when you consider that we have approximately 20,000 students and 180 days of school each year.”

vailing evidence against a rise in assaults against teachers in a 2008 article published by the National Association of Educators (and available through their website). That article cites these figures, from the National Center for Education Statistics: A smaller percentage of teachers reported being physically attacked in 2003-2004 (3.7 percent) than a decade earlier, in 1993-94 (4.4 percent). In another category, the article noted a smaller percentage of teachers reported threats of violence from students in 2003–04 (7 percent) than in 1993–94 (12 percent). More recent federal statistics show little change from that 2008 report. Nationwide, for the 2007-2008 term, 4.3 percent of teachers reported being physically attacked. In North Carolina, state data lists these percentages for school personnel who’ve been attacked: 5.9 percent in 2007-08; 4.4 percent in 2003-04; 5.5 percent in 1999-2000; 6 percent in 1993-94. While the number has fluctuated, there’s no spike, and in fact it’s slightly lower than a decade ago. That’s not to discount the seriousness when an assault does occur. Even if the percentages aren’t surging, they’re still too high. A single assault is one too many. But as for the idea that it’s suddenly open season on teachers, representative of a general decline in our culture, that just isn’t the case — any more than it was the case back in 1969. • • • Chris Verner is editorial page editor of the Salisbury Post.

Church building project requires patience First Methodist happy to be part of historic downtown BY THE REV. STEPHEN D. HAINES Special to the Salisbury Post

fter reading the recent account of Jack Thomson’s farewell party, I was suddenly struck with the reality that we at First United Methodist Church have done a poor job in keeping others informed as to the progress of our new addition. Due to the past interest created in the community over the project, as well as our downtown location, it is only natural that there would be a great amount of curiosity with regard to the progress of the building’s construction. I realize that it appears our addition is going up very slowly, but I would like to share with you some of the reasons why it seems to be taking such a lengthy period of time. First, we began with a welldocumented 365-day waiting period, and it is very difficult to restart a project once it has lost its momentum. Then we ran into a nationwide economic downturn that has hurt our church as much as it has


everyone else. In spite of these setbacks, we were able to methodically persevere with our building plans. In the beginning stages of construction, the project was plagued with very bad weather, as well as multiple problems preparing the soil to receive the stresses associated with a structure such as ours. Also, because our building is located in the historic section of the city, it is obliged to meet many structural obligations that would not be of concern in another location. These requirements take added time and funds. Yet, as a part of historic downtown Salisbury, we do not begrudgingly fulfill these structural mandates. We enthusiastically embrace them because we want our facility to be a beautiful addition to the city that we have served for almost 230 years. This has brought about our most recent problem — finding brick that matches our current structure. The brick that

comprises our campus contains a unique shade of green that has been very hard to replicate. The slate roof is also presenting some challenges with regard to compatibility. While we wish the complications were simpler, we firmly believe that the time-consuming labor is well worth the effort of ensuring that the structure is done right. Yet, as pleased as we are to present the community with a beautiful addition to the corner of Fisher and Church streets, our greatest desire is for the people of this great city to know that the building is not who we really are as a church. The building is only a launching pad for our people to go out into the surrounding area and share the love of Christ in a positive fashion. When you walk into the office of one of our lawyers, you can know that you will be treated in an ethical manner. When you visit one of our physicians, you can know you will be touched with

The building is only a launching pad for our people to go out into the surrounding area and share the love of Christ in a positive fashion.

the healing power of one who cares for your wellbeing. When your children are taught by a teacher who is a member of our congregation, you can know that they will be looked upon as a child of God. When you deal with one of our business people, you can know that you will always be treated fairly. You will find the people of First United Methodist Church in volunteer positions all over this city because, as Methodists, we believe that when we serve others we are joyfully serving Christ. We are told that we should be able to occupy most of the addition by December or January, and we would very much like for everyone to know they are invited to come and share the joy of this new space with us. We are totally dedicated to downtown Salisbury, and we enthusiastically embrace the efforts of the Downtown Salisbury Inc. as it continues to find ways to keep the city a vital center for commerce, entertainment and worship. We believe in the city of Salisbury, and we are proud to be a part of its past, present and future. • • • The Rev. Stephen D. Haines is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Salisbury.




For health-care reform backers, judgment day is near ay you’re a Democratic member of Congress. You proudly cast your vote for Obamacare, you cheered when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed it as the achievement of a generation, and you scoffed at Republicans who vowed to repeal it. Now you’re running for re-election, and a voter asks: What is the most important thing you’ve done in the past two years? The answer should be easy. In BYRON passing the national YORK healthcare bill, you accomplished something your party dreamed of for decades. It was your most important vote, and now is the time to take credit for it. Except it’s not. Recently, top Democratic pollsters Celinda Lake and Stanley Greenberg conducted focus groups in Las Vegas, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and St. Louis, Mo. They also conducted a national poll of 1,000 likely vot-


ers and an online poll of 2,000 more likely voters. They wanted to measure the public’s feelings about Obamacare and help Democrats make an effective case for the bill they passed in March. The researchers found what they call a “challenging environment,” which is a nicer way of saying “disaster in the making.” Voters simply aren’t buying the Democratic case that healthcare reform will insure more than 30 million currently uninsured people and save money at the same time. And when they think about their own health care, people worry that reform will mean less, not more, availability of care, and at a higher cost. Faced with that bad news, Lake and Greenberg came up with several recommendations for Democratic candidates. When talking about Obamacare, Democrats should “keep claims small and credible.” They should promise to “improve” the law. They should avoid talking about policy and stick to “personal stories” of people who will benefit from Obamacare. And above all, the pollsters advise, “don’t say the law

The public’s disapproval of Obamacare hasn’t changed in the past five months. will reduce costs and deficit.” It’s a stunning about-face for a party that saw national health care as its signature accomplishment. “This is the first time we’ve seen from Democrats that they clearly understand they have a serious problem in terms of selling this legislation,” says Republican pollster David Winston. The reluctance to defend Obamacare as a cost-cutter and deficitreducer is particularly telling. Wasn’t that the No. 1 reason for passing the bill in the first place? “This legislation will ... lower costs for families and for businesses and for the federal government, reducing our deficit by over $1 trillion in the next two decades,” President Obama said when he signed the bill into law on March 23. Now, Democrats are throwing that argument out the window. It’s no mystery why the party is

in retreat. The public’s disapproval of Obamacare hasn’t changed in the past five months. The RealClearPolitics average of recent polls shows 51 percent of Americans oppose the new law, while 39 percent support it. A variety of pollsters — Rasmussen, CNN, Pew and CBS News — all find significantly more opposition than support. And there’s not just opposition but enthusiasm for outright repeal. “Overall support for repeal has ranged from 52 percent to 63 percent since the law was passed by Congress in March,” writes Rasmussen. The story might be even worse than that for Democrats. Everyone knows the public’s top issue is the economy. It has been since before Obama took office. So when the president and Democratic congressional leadership devoted a year to passing national health care, Republicans charged they were ignoring the public’s wishes. Now, when Democrats admit that Obamacare won’t cut costs or reduce deficits, they open themselves up to a more serious charge: They spent a year working on something that will actually cost jobs and make things

The Oval Office gets a makeover in earth tones W

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is this how you’d shrink government? After reading Richard Roberts’ screed in “My Turn” last Monday (Aug. 30), I finally figured out where he is coming from. Mr. Roberts would like to shrink government, cut taxes, stop helping anybody and throw the bums out. As usual, though, Mr. Roberts fails to provide any specifics, except to throw Richard Burr and Howard Coble out, a sentiment I agree with. I gather he also wants to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, widening I85 near Kannapolis and replacing the Yadkin River Bridge and finally to stop sending U.S. tax dollars to the local school system. He never says this, but clearly he must want all these things since they cut spending and reduce government influence. He doesn’t offer any other ideas. The one thing I agree with is that we elect our senators and representatives, and ultimately we have to accept responsibility for what they do and don’t do. I note that Mr. Roberts and his fellow Tea Party travelers were conspicuously silent from 2001 through 2006 when Republicans were in charge and ran up a massive deficit (on borrowed money) after being handed a balanced budget and a multibillion dollar surplus. Where were they back then? For those who would like to learn a little I can recommend two books, both written by Republican cabinet secretaries: Peter Peterson’s “Running On Empty” and Henry Paulson’s “On The Brink.” Peterson describes the basic causes of the deficit as early as 2004 and Paulson, Treasury secretary during the meltdown, describes the difficult decisions he and President Bush were faced with from 2007 through 2008. Both are real and Paulson describes in day-to-day terms how close we came to the Second Great Depression. Mr. Roberts and his fellow travelers would be well-advised to read and learn. So would everyone else. Both books are in the Rowan Library. — John P. Burke Salisbury

Impeach Holder Are there grounds for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, which he has violated several times? If this is the case, why hasn’t one of our representatives or senators started these procedures? — James Wade Slate Salisbury

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worse. “Before, it looked like they were just on the wrong topic,” Winston says. “Now, it makes it look like they’re actually going to hurt the economy.” No wonder Obama and Democratic leaders are constantly saying they want to look forward, not backward. They don’t want to dwell on ancient history, like the events of 2009 and early 2010. But there is no chance in the world Republicans will let them forget it. Just a few months ago, Obama issued a public challenge to opponents who seek to dump Obamacare. “For those Republicans and folks who are on the ‘repeal’ platform, my attitude is, go for it,” the president told a cheering crowd at a Democratic fundraiser in Florida on April 15. “I’ll have that fight. We’ll have that argument.” Well, the time to fight, the time to argue, has arrived. But with everything on the line, the president’s party is trying to run away. • • • Byron York is chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.


Glenn Beck speaks as a television camera moves around him at the Aug. 28 ‘Restoring Honor’ rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Who defines Obama? Critics turn dissent into demonization iberal critics were dead wrong in condemning Glenn Beck for holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Nobody owns that place or that date. The real problem with Beck is not where and when he speaks. It’s what he says. And while he insists that he is not a politician, his choice of location clearly reveals his profoundly political purpose. That purpose is not just to disagree with President Obama but also to discredit him, not just to defeat STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS him but also to demonize him. Listen carefully to Beck and his pals on right-wing radio, such as Rush Limbaugh, and their message is unmistakable. Obama is not “one of us.” He’s “the other.” He’s “un-American.” But that sentiment itself is deeply unAmerican. The great genius of this country is that it welcomes all colors, creeds and nationalities. Unlike the British, say, or the French, we don’t have one image or archetype that defines our identity. Barack Hussein Obama is as American as Glenn Lee Beck, but Beck cannot seem to accept that and neither can his followers who crowded the Mall last weekend. One marcher, Kristine Sullivan, told Salon’s Mark Benjamin that she was “here to take back America. I want it back. I want our country back.” Back from whom, exactly? The implication was obvious: the others, the outsiders, the foreigners, the people with dark skin and funny names and strange religions. And if you think Beck, Limbaugh, et al., are not stirring up these fears and phobias, then you’re not paying attention. Limbaugh now refers to the president as “Imam Hussein Obama” and recently called him “the best anti-American president the country’s ever had.” He endorses the “birther” movement and insists that Obama “has failed to prove” that he’s a natural-born citizen. In the days before his march, Beck said that Obama’s “belief structure” stressed “collectivism, not individual salvation,” and added, “I don’t know what that is, other than it’s not Muslim, it’s not Christian. It’s a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most


Christians know it.” For good measure, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Beck asserted that Obama was a follower of “liberation theology,” and added, “It’s Marxism disguised as religion.” Beck and Limbaugh have built a fire under a boiling stewpot of resentment, and they’re tossing in every incendiary innuendo they can put their hands on. Their critique might be incoherent but their mission could not be clearer: to brand Obama as a devil, not just a Democrat. He’s not just misguided; he’s a Marxist, a heretic, an apostate. And who are the true believers? The real Americans? Why the good white Christians who showed up at Beck’s rally, of course. “America today begins to turn back to God,” he assured his followers, “For too long, this country has wandered in darkness.” This drumbeat of denunciation — this deliberate distortion of the president’s background and beliefs — is having an effect. The Pew Research Center found that 18 percent of Americans now think Obama is a Muslim, up from 11 percent at the start of his presidency, and only 34 percent can correctly identify him as a Christian. The correlation of religious views with political views is stunning. Sixty-seven percent of those who say Obama is Muslim disapprove of his presidency; 62 percent of those who call him a Christian like his performance. Obama always knew this was possible, that he was vulnerable to attack as an alien “other.” In an interview with “NBC Nightly News,” he noted, “We dealt with it when we were first running for the presidency. There were those who said I couldn’t win ... because I had a funny name and people would be unfamiliar with it.” But he did win, in large part because he successfully defined himself with a message that said, “I am just like you.” He did that in many ways, telling stories about his kids, his wife, his mother and his struggle. As he told NBC, he was able to convince voters to say to themselves, this fellow is “somebody who cares about me and cares about my family.” Somehow, that connection has been lost. For a growing number of Americans, Obama’s narrative no longer defines who he is. And the haters have filled the vacuum with their falsehoods and fabrications. If Obama wants to win re-election, and have a successful presidency, he has to take back his story, his faith and his very identity. • • • Steve Roberts’ most recent book is “From Every End of This Earth” (HarperCollins). Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by e-mail at

hen President Barack Obama introduced the first budget of his presidency last February, he piously observed: “There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and then there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding your foundation.” He probably wishes he had never said that. While he and the family were vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, a small army of decorators and craftsmen gave the Oval Office a makeover, erasing the last vestiges of George W. Bush just as Bush erased the remaining signs of Bill Clinton’s presence. While Obama’s aides repeatedly stressed that the makeover was done at no cost to the American taxpayers — it was paid for by the privately funded White House Historical Foundation — the redecoration of a perfectly good office reinforced the Obamas’ reputation for relishing the good things in life a little too much — luxury vacation destinations, quick getaways to Manhattan, expensive private schools. And there’s a voter demographic that Obama has been chasing — blue-collar, gunowning, beer-drinking white male Pennsylvanians and their equivalents — who think any interest in interior DALE beyond a recliner and MCFEATTERS design a wide-screen TV is effeminate. George W. Bush got around this problem by subcontracting his redo of the Oval Office to his wife, Laura. We are still awaiting intelligence about whether this president spent evenings curled up with swatches of fabric and paint samples and wallpaper samples or left it in Michelle’s hands and hit the links. This particular demographic does not differentiate among taupe, beige, wheat, caramel and buff; it is all brown. Having wallpaper, like the Oval Office now has, with hand-painted, 3-inch “cafe-au-lait and buff” stripes is dangerously close to being French. Like most of his predecessors, Obama sits at a desk made from the timbers of the British warship Resolute, a gift from Queen Victoria to Rutherford B. Hayes. Hayes, president from 1877 to 1881 is a salutary presidential example of things going wrong in spite of best efforts — the spread of Jim Crow laws, federal troops firing on striking railroad workers and West Coast xenophobia that ultimately led to the Chinese Exclusion Act. Hayes, not surprisingly, opted to serve only one term. The centerpiece of the room is a wheat and cream-colored rug — made of 25 percent recycled wool, we’re told — with a presidential seal in the middle and quotes from Kennedy, Lincoln, the Roosevelts and Martin Luther King Jr. around the border. From the photos it looks like you would bump into a lot of furniture trying to read, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” The company that made the rug donated it, but the Washington Post says the last four presidential rugs ranged in cost from $28,550 to $61,000. (Bo the presidential dog may be getting only limited access to the Oval Office.) Facing each other on the rug are two couches covered in light brown cotton, evoking, in the words of one observer, “the feel of a den.” The portraits of Washington and Lincoln and the grandfather clock stayed. The shelves, which held antique porcelain when the Bushes were in residence, now hold books. It also looks like Obama opted to retain Bush’s choice of a Frederic Remington bronze, “The Bronco Buster,” although it appears to have been moved to another side table across the office. Obama will inevitably take a beating from the right over his choice of decor. But in answering them he should keep one thing in mind: It’s all brown. • • • Dale McFeatters writes columns and editorials for Scripps Howard News Service.








tions tied up more land than would be needed for a real project,” he said. For example, records show Goldman-owned Cogentrix Solar Services, LLC, the subsidiary with no previous solar experience, has a pending application for 13,440 acres in Nevada for a 1,400-megawatt solar plant. Another claim on land nearby asks for 22,400 acres for the exact, same-sized plant. BLM records show other companies proposing the same type of solar plants were asking for 6,000-7,000 acres. Over the years, BLM rejected applications or companies withdrew them, bringing the total active applications to 123. Some of Goldman’s California applications were withdrawn after U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed last year that part of the Mojave Desert where some of the projects were proposed be declared a national monument. Now Goldman holds 10 of the 123, including eight that cover nearly half the land proposed for solar in Nevada. An AP review of BLM’s applications database found Cogentrix has staked more development claims in the Southwestern deserts than any other company. In Nevada alone, Cogentrix has applied for exclusive development rights on nearly as much federal land as all other companies combined. Its active lease applications cover about 120,000 acres — the equivalent of more than eight Manhattans. “Goldman Sachs was one of the first applicants to dot the map with potential projects, and since then they haven’t moved on any of them,” said Gregory Helseth, the BLM’s new renewable energy project manager in southern Nevada. “You can’t hold the land forever. You can’t be a prospector and hope somebody down the road wants to buy.” A Goldman representative defended the firm’s solar investments, saying the Wall Street titan has since gained experience through its 2009 purchase of an aged solar facility in San Bernardino, Calif., that it was moving forward in good faith and was not blocking anyone. The company also recently announced it had reached a deal to build a small, 250-acre project in Colorado on private land. “While we continue to pursue development of projects utilizing public lands in the Southwest, we have not held land reservations if they are determined not to be viable for future solar development,” company spokesman Ed Canaday said in an e-mail. The Obama Administration has identified 14 promising “fast-track” projects targeted for approval by year’s end so they can qualify for stimulus funding. None of Goldman’s claims are among them. When completed, these facilities could generate 6,000 megawatts, enough electricity for several million homes during peak hours. There is a ready market for big plants, with California’s strict climate change laws creating a huge demand among utilities for solar power. Companies that hold BLM solar development applications are prohibited from selling them, but the companies themselves can be sold along with the potentially lucrative applications. Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar, an industry leader and a maker of solar panels, bought two smaller companies, including the companies’ land rights and power agreements with utility companies. First Solar paid about $400 million for OptiSolar and $285 million for NextLight. Analysts say the sale value of both companies likely was increased because they held BLM solar development applications. First Solar spokesman Alan Bernheimer said the acquisitions were valued on the companies’ signed agreements with utilities not on their BLM land positions. In September, at least two of the “fast-track” proj-

job searches • All participants’ activities are required to be monitored for compliance at a minimum on a monthly basis. The application interview addresses the following: • Who may apply — biological or adoptive parents to be included in the payment for the family OR certain other relatives that cannot be included in the payment. Non-relatives may apply if they have legal custody or legal guardianship of the child(ren) signed by a judge. • Individual criminal violations • Screening for substance abuse issues • Family violence issues • State and county residence • Age rule for children — a child must be age 17 or younger • Social security numbers • Child Support and paternity • U.S. citizenship or a qualified immigrant • Income requirements


Electric towers and power lines cross the proposed site of a BrightSource Energy solar plant near Primm, Nev.

“You can’t hold the land forever. You can’t be a prospector and hope somebody down the road wants to buy.” GREGORY HELSETH BLM renewable energy project manager

ects — by Oakland, Calif.based Brightsource Energy and by First Solar-owned Nextlight — are expected to get the first solar permits issued by BLM. Bringing plants online, however, will likely take years. These fast-tracked sites are located on either side of the dormant Goldman lease near Roach Dry Lake, located about 35 miles south of Las Vegas, and will utilize the same Southern Califor-

Across 1 Leg-pulls 6 Mean boss 10 Underworld boss? 15 Chooses 19 How some risks are taken, after "on" 20 "I'd like to say something" 21 Title singer of "You Must Love Me" 22 Full of oneself 23 Beethoven's love 24 Grave 25 Kids' snow creations 26 Spell opener 27 Fishmonger's workplace? 30 Ringtone activator 32 Traffic tangle 33 Strong-ox connector 34 Last to arrive at the station 35 Ruler divisions: Abbr. 38 Letters from your parents? 39 Greenhouse gas 40 Norwegian ruler 41 Justice of the peace's workplace? 44 Slapstick antic 48 First name in B-29 history 49 Bard's contraction 50 Prince Valiant's son 51 Letters sung after various animal names 52 Hard drive title 55 Rice dish 57 Bit for Fido, per-

nia Edison transmission lines that pass over Goldman’s site. Goldman spokesman Canaday said the company is still trying to work out a deal with a utility. And BLM’s Helseth said he still is seeking final plans from Goldman and Cogentrix. He said the agency’s main problem was that there were too few employees available to work on the applications.

haps 58 Dept. store stock 59 It's south of Georgia 61 Green land 62 Bears 65 Cattleman's workplace? 68 Twisting shape 69 Put __ on: limit 71 Property claim resulting from a default 72 Timber wolf 75 Mill output? 77 Rimes of country 78 Classic sitcom sidekick 82 Vermont tourist town, home to the Trapp Family Lodge 83 One of Beethoven's nine: Abbr. 84 Denom. 86 1836 siege site 87 Big pain 89 Matchmaker's workplace? 93 Nymph who loved her own voice 94 Thigh muscles 95 Spain's El __ 96 Canyon pair? 97 Begin 100 One of two Monopoly squares: Abbr. 101 Danny of the NBA 103 Drive to drink? 104 Dentist's workplace? 109 Baja buck 110 New, in Nicaragua 112 Sticky substances 113 Spiritual suste-

Under Obama administration, more BLM staff like Helseth have been hired to help weed out dormant applications so developers better suited for the job can be found. Officials say the administration is trying to avoid future land rushes by identifying the best solar locations with the fewest environmental impacts, rather having a free-for-all. Critics say BLM should have done this in the first place and help avoid years of delay. “BLM let people file applications willy nilly wherever they wanted,” said Johanna Wald, a land-use attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

After meeting other eligibility requirements, the family must meet income requirements. All income available to a family is countable with certain exceptions (i.e. SSI). This includes earned wages, rental income and a wide variety of other income sources such as scholarships, VA benefits, unemployment benefits, child support, alimony, Social Security benefits, inheritance, dividend and interest income, and farm income, to name a few. A family consisting of one parent and one child may be income eligible if their total gross income is less than $472 per month and their resources such as a savings and/or checking account, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds or mutual funds are less than $3,000. The Employment Services assessment is conducted to identify the family’s strengths and resources available and needed to achieve employment through the MRA Plan of Action. This includes developing insight into the family’s social and community support network, a discussion of the family’s finances, budgeting abilities, and work history, activities of daily living to include housing, transportation and child care, their health status for participation, and job readiness. All work-eligible adults

will sign the MRA Plan of Action to specify the required component activities that must be completed each week in order to receive a monthly check. All plans for Work First participation are unique to the individual’s circumstances and situation. A single parent with one child is potentially eligible for $236 a month if the parent completes the hourly activity requirement each week. Work First checks, just like paychecks from employers, are not provided until after the work has been performed. Failure of the parent to participate in the required activities will result in no Work First check being issued for the month. With few exceptions, all employment program participants are subject to a 24month time limit for cash assistance. Federal required work activities that are allowable for participation are: • Employment • Job searching for a maximum of 12 weeks (only four weeks at one time) • Work experience — volunteer work to help the client acquire work habits and skills necessary to obtain employment • Vocational education not to exceed 12 months • High school completion for teen parents who are the heads of their household • Education leading to a high school diploma or its equivalent DSS provides supportive services and participation expenses to Work First recipients who participate satisfactorily with their MRA Plan of Action. This support may include assistance with the costs of transportation, child care, uniforms for work, car repairs, educational costs not covered by the school’s educational assistance (i.e. supplies), and so forth. The Work First program promotes employment so that parents can support their children. To begin the application process for Work First, interested persons must first pick up a packet of program information and complete a few forms to bring with them to an orientation meeting. Orientation meetings are held at the Department of Social Services, 1813 E. Innes Street, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. All persons interested in this program must come to the office to pick up a packet of information and forms to be filled out prior to the orientation meeting. For further information, call 704-216-8349.


nance 114 Folk singer Guthrie 115 Adlai's running mate 116 Protagonist 117 Duck down 118 Pour 119 They're always advancing 120 Old Russian ruler 121 With a wink, perhaps

Down 1 Traffic tangles 2 PTA concern 3 It takes panes 4 Small chamber groups 5 Used 6 Healthful cereal choice 7 Grave robber 8 Do-fa links 9 Decorate with brilliant colors 10 Rebellious 11 Four-time Australian Open champ Goolagong 12 It's N of North Carolina 13 Addams family cousin 14 Where "Madama Butterfly" premiered 15 Racetrack owner's workplace? 16 Cubist Picasso 17 Some swing seats 18 Drum kit item 28 Legal scholar Guinier 29 Brit. mil. awards 31 Dies down 34 Slapstick comedian's workplace? 35 Anthony Bourdain, for one 36 2004 iPod debut 37 Small-runway mil. craft 39 Reveal, to a bard 42 Skelton's Kadiddlehopper 43 "Golly" 44 Leg-pull 45 Hawk's nest 46 Truth twisters 47 Horses' gaits 50 Mem. of seven consecutive All-Star Game winning teams, 2003-2009 53 Admin. aide

Funny business/By John Lampkin

54 Hard rock musician's workplace? 55 Image creators 56 Somalian supermodel 59 Analogous 60 Oodles 62 Austere 63 Extreme, as pain 64 Margaret Mead subject 66 Daisy whose buds may be used as a caper

substitute 67 No blabbermouth 70 Ammunition supplier's workplace? 73 Monopoly and others 74 Airport south of Paris 76 Hits back, say 78 Yale Blue wearer 79 Fishing souvenir? 80 Land on its own gulf

81 Heads, in slang 84 Traffic stopper 85 Ambulance initials 88 Indian relish 89 Old sailor's blade 90 Come down hard? 91 Cut with small blades 92 Salon request 94 Tremble 97 Green land patron, for short 98 "Done"

99 Shopping cart path 101 Greek square 102 It offers shopping with virtual carts 104 Greek cheese 105 Denials 106 Dr. Jones, familiarly 107 Scott Turow memoir 108 Quaint "not" 111 Employment


Deirdre Parker Smith, Book Page Editor 704-797-4252

Sign up for a library card this month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Rowan Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Rowan County have the smartest card of all — a library card. Public library programming and books for children make a difference in the lives of students. By providing school-age children with engaging programs and amazing collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers. Activities at Rowan Public Library during Library Card Sign-up Month include weekly story times for all ages at each library location, teen programs, book clubs for children and adults, computer classes, and a real treat with nationally renowned storyteller Donald Davis performing a family storytelling concert on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Library. “A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Suzanne White, public services manager. “Today’s libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access. In doing so, libraries provide children with not only the tools to be literate, but information literate, as well. There’s a lot happening at Rowan Public Library, and the best part for both children and parents — in these tough economic times — is that it’s all free with a library card.” Kids and adults can come to the library to get homework or research help and check out books, DVDs and CDs, use learning games, read newspapers and magazines, use the Internet and online tools like study guides and language learning, and attend story times, computer classes and plenty of reading programs. Getting a library card is easy — parents bring photo identification showing current address or photo identification along with other proof of current address. For more information, visit Rowan Public Library in Salisbury at 201 W. Fisher St., in China Grove at 920 Kimball Road or in Rockwell at 110 Broad St. Call 704-216-8228 or see the library’s website at

Poem in online magazine A poem by Dr. Janice Fuller, Writer-in-Residence at Catawba College, is featured in the current issue of the online magazine The Pedestal. “Visitations at Harlaxton” is a fourpart poem based on her experiences teaching at Harlaxton College in England during the fall of 2007. The magazine also includes a recording of Fuller reading the poem. Three of Fuller’s poems have been accepted for publication in Iodine magazine: “Secular Saint,” “What’s Left” and “The Only Child Hunts for Fear.” Main Street Rag has just accepted her poems “See Rock City” and “Mickey Mouse Visits Portugal” for publication. Fuller has returned from a two-week residency at the Obras Centre in Portugal, where she worked on poems for her fourth book. The residency was supported by a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts & Science Council.

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Sleep, Little Child, by Marc Hoffman. 2. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. 3. Salisbury: Civil War Death Camp, by Richard Masterson. 4. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. 5. Silver Palate Cookbook, 25th Anniversary Edition, by Julee Rosso. 6. Historic Salisbury and Rowan County in Vintage Postcards, by Susan Goodman Sides. 7. Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham. 8. Topsy-Turvy: How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children, by Anya Jabour. 9. The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand, by James Kunstler. 10. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

IndieBound bestsellers Fiction 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 3. Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen. 4. Three Stations, by Martin Cruz Smith. 5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell. 6. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart. 7. The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman. 8. The Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory. 9. The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson, Liza Marklund. 10. The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva.

Nonfiction 1. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern. 2. Let's Take the Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell. 3. The Power, by Rhonda Byrne. 4. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth. 5. Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach. 6. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. 7. Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain. 8. Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne. 9. Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg. 10. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis.



Have we really lost our way as human beings? t begins with the death of God, thanks to Darwin, and ends with zombies, declaring that the human being has disappeared, starting in the 19th century. “Unsuspecting Souls: The Disappearance of the Human Being,” by Barry Sanders, is part of the Summer Reading Challenge, and a challenge indeed to read and digest. It should provoke a healthy discussion. Has Sanders gone off the deep end, citing the transcontinental railroad, cameras, movies, the Industrial Revolution, heroin, opium and coDEIRDRE caine, penicillin, PARKER SMITH the Civil War and amusement parks? Or is he right on target? There are arguments for both sides. We weren’t around when the first pictures were printed, or the first moving images were seen. People of the time were frightened by the ghostlike images. “Motion picture technology, the ultimate succubus, had the uncanny capacity to take human flesh and transform it into a ghostly, ethereal presence — or rather, absence.” “...In either case, in the train or in the theater, bodies — people’s own fleshy, well-evolved bodies — suddenly mattered little, if at all.” Sanders blames the railroads for making us slaves to time, for killing the human being by setting a standard time, instead of simply following the sun. Again, he may have a point. There were no time clocks before the 19th century. But to blame quick travel for the death of the human being seems excessive. Sanders blames the high death toll of the Civil War for devaluing the human and making people expendable for a cause. He cites Lincoln’s Gettysburg address — “He gave his country a speech that accorded the idea of men dying in great numbers a secondary or tertiary place to the ultimate importance of the nation itself. Men would have to sacrifice themselves — and it did not matter much which ones they were — to the greater good ...” The argument here is obvious. Is Sanders not familiar with ancient civilizations, Greece, Rome and Egypt? what about the Christians and lions in the coliseum? What about gladiators? He decries slavery in the 19th century. But what about the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt? What about all the people enslaved by conquering armies throughout Europe?


Summer Reading Challenge He spends a lot of time talking about death itself, which he argues, has changed. Sanders goes so far as to say death is dead, destroyed by the drugs that alleviate suffering, transplants and medical advances. He tells of a period in the 19th century when people were so afraid of being buried alive, they bought coffins rigged with air pipes or strings to ring a bell should the deceased wake up. Physicians could not accurately declare death — at the time, some simply relied on decay. The phenomenon was so remarkable, it earned a name, taphaphobia, fear of the grave. Sanders predicts, “People will move beyond a mere withdrawal or alienation from death. In the late 20th century, as we shall see, they tire of death and come to see it as a failure of that key system known as our living and breathing selves.” Throughout the book, Sanders cites moments in the 19th century that further removed humanity from the human being. He repeatedly points out that the Oxford English Dictionary has no separate entry for “human being.” It is instead, part of “human” and carries a definition that indicates the phrase “human being” is archaic and nearly laughable. The Industrial Revolution, inventors such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell and others, is the most serious offender to human life. And it’s only getting worse. “The principal issues in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries remain the same. In an age overwhelmed by one machine or another, we struggle to maintain our faith, to hang on to our essence — no, to find our essence,” Sanders writes. Sanders finds the phrase “to get a life,” or “to have a life” bizarre. He says the search for a “life” is peculiar to our times: “The major idea that makes up the concept of ‘a life’ is that people are born with myriad needs, and that everything they require to satisfy those needs exists in the world as scarce commodities, which take great skill and knowledge to get hold of. As human beings gradually lost their sense of humanness, they also lost the feeling that they were autonomous beings who could make free and unencumbered decisions.” Again, he may have a point there. The culture of materialism abounds in America, as we race to buy the latest gadget or newest toy. Computers, of course, carry a heavy price — they make it

possible to change identities, and then lose them: “Our identities can be eradicated in an instant with a simple hack of any corporate computing system, or even our own personal computers. On the Internet, we can become anything we want; we can use any name we choose; we can construct any identity we prefer. The self is a slippery and elusive as one wishes it to be.” True, the anonymity of the Internet leads to a certain viciousness and suspension of acceptable behavior. And what about those zombies? Sanders argues that the scary creatures of the 19th century, Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, Mister Hyde and the zombies will not conform to outside definitions. They have a sense of self: “It may be time to see all those 19th century dream-monsters for what they are, creations from fantastical writers and artists who push their characters and images in one way or another to shed the stultifying world of category and definition to find, once more, the true sense of self and thus, of life.” Is that it? Is that the answer to the huge dilemma Sanders has created? Zombies, Dracula? Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is often mentioned in

Sanders’ book. It, too, is part of the Summer Reading Challenge. To have read these books back to back is enlightening, to say the least. Shelley was warning of the arrogance of man, especially the scientific man, in the 19th century. Sanders says much the same. Although he is passionate about his thesis, his book somehow lacks compassion. It is a diatribe against the modern era, but it offers no solutions. Nor does the reader learn just what Sanders wants. He points to mistakes and failures, but fails himself to come up with alternatives or solutions. If you are an observer of your fellow human beings, “Unsuspecting Souls” is both frustrating and fascinating. It provokes extreme reactions to extreme accusations. But it does not satisfy the questions it raises. Are we to be left like ghosts, undead, without faith or definition? Or do we have to make “a life” on our own? Dr. Andre Resner of Hood Theological Seminary will discuss “Unsuspecting Souls” at the Summer Reading Challenge panel discusson on Oct. 12. The challenge is sponsored by Rowan Public Library and Waterworks Visual Arts Center.

For a gripping story, read about explorers Lewis and Clark BY PAUL BIRKHEAD Rowan Public Library

I have always been fascinated by stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Perhaps it’s because I was born within walking distance of where their journey began in St. Charles, Mo. A recent trip back to Missouri, for me, included a visit to nearby Hartford, Ill., where a monument to Lewis and Clark had just been dedicated. The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower celebrates not only the two captains but also a view of the area where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet. When I returned to North Carolina, I still had Lewis and Clark on my mind, so I decided to see what information Rowan Public Library had on the expedition. “Undaunted Courage,” a New York Times bestseller, is an excellent biography of Meriwether Lewis and a good introduction to the expedition that sought to map out the territory acquired by the U.S. in the Louisiana Purchase. The late historian Stephen Ambrose combined extensive research and his talent for writing to create a work that is very informative and so utterly fascinating that it’s hard to put down. Rowan Public Library also has on DVD the PBS series “Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.” The documentary, directed and produced by Ken Burns, originally aired in 1997 and is considered by many to be some of Burns’ best work. While not as lengthy as a typical Burns’ production (it clocks in at only four hours), it is full of fascinating facts, period illustrations, stunning video footage and moving narratives read by a host of celebrities. The library has in its

collection the book companion to the series, which is also available for check-out. “Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” written by Ella Clark and Margot Edmonds, is a biography of the Shoshone Indian woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark out west. Most historians agree that the expedition might have been a complete failure were it not for the help of Sacagawea, the wife of a French trapper who was hired on as a guide. Sacagawea graciously served as an interpreter on several occasions, and she also proved invaluable in procuring horses and supplies from a tribe the group stumbled upon that just happened to include some of her own blood relatives. On a lighter note, “Westward Whoa: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark,” is a story of two friends who head west in an inflatable raft and attempt to follow the same course as Lewis and Clark. Their tale of childish antics and misadventures will keep you laughing as you turn the pages, and you won’t believe what happens to them at the end of their quest. Whether American history sparks your interest or you just like a good, old-fashioned adventure story, anything having to do with the Lewis and Clark expedition will be sure to please. Stop by Rowan Public Library and learn more about the journey that fostered the expansion of the American West. Library closing: Today and Monday, all RPL locations closed for Labor Day. Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited

and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice. Headquarters — Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Absolute Beginners; Sept. 20, 7 p.m., PowerPoint 2003; Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Library Gems: Discover Online Resources East — Sept. 16, 1 p.m., Publisher 2003. South — Sept. 12, 11 a.m., The Internet for Book Lovers; Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Working with Windows. RPL storyteller: To celebrate Rowan Public Library’s 11th annual Stories by the Millstream Festival, storyteller Donald Davis will perform for a family storytelling sponsored by the Friends of the Library at the main branch in Salisbury on Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. in the Stanback Room. A North Carolina native, Davis grew up listening to fairy tales, Jack tales, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, scary mountain lore, and true-to life stories passed on from family members and neighbors. Davis has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, the World’s Fair and festivals and concerts around the world. He is also an author and producer of books and tapes including “Jack and the Animals: An Appalachian Folktale,” Thirteen Miles From Suncrest, Listening For the Crack of Dawn, and Miss Daisy which can be found at the library. On Sept. 17, Davis will be the featured teller, joining 24 other storytellers, as part of Stories by the Millstream Festival held at Sloan Park for Rowan County’s second graders. For more information please call the library at 704-216-7728.. Book Bites Club: South only,

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m., “Mattaponi Queen,” for adults and teens. Book discussion groups for both adults and children at South Rowan Regional Library meet the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public. There is a discussion of the book, as well as light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229. American Girl Club: Headquarters, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. —A book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters. Children’s Storytime: Beginning Sept. 13, running through Nov. 24, weekly story time. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Headquarters — Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time, (18-35month-olds); Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Baby Time (6- to 23- montholds); Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Time (3- to 5-year-olds); 4 p.m., Noodlehead (4- to 8-yearolds). South — Mondays, 4 p.m., Noodlehead (4- to 8-year-olds); Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Baby Time (6- to 23- month-olds); 1:30 p.m., Preschool Time, (3- to 5-yearolds); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time, (18-35-month-olds). East — Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Time, (3- to 5-yearolds); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time, (18-35-month-olds); Thursdays, 11 a.m., Baby Time (6to 23- month-olds). Teen program: East, Sept. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.; headquarters, Sept. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.; South, Sept. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Game show minute challenges. Displays: Headquarters — DAR — Literacy Month by Literacy Council; South — woodturning by Barry Russell. East — folk art by Tim and Lisa Kluttz.




Recalling and being thankful for prolific Rose Post Editor’s note: Editor Elizabeth Cook’s Aug. 29 column about Rose Post brought to light another writer’s reminiscences, published Aug. 12 in The Dispatch in Lexington. met Rose Post in the early ’90s, though I’d heard about her for quite a few years before that. For more than 50 years, Rose was a columnist/reporter/jack of all trades for the Salisbury STEVE Post. In North HUFFMAN Carolina’s newspaper circles, Rose was something of a legend. No, let me rephrase that. Rose wasn’t “something of a legend.” She was a legend, a master when it came to crafting a story.


I used to tell Rose that when I died, she had to write a story about me. But I made her promise she’d leave out the bad parts. I’ve been told Rose won more press awards than anyone in state history, but the one time I asked her, Rose denied knowledge of any such thing. Rose was humble like that. The night I met Rose we were at the annual N.C. Press Association awards ceremony in Chapel Hill. I was writing for the paper in Burlington and won a second-place award for news features. News features is one of the press association’s more popular categories, with hundreds of entries. So I was proud to finish second. In the early ‘90s, the press awards were present-

ed in the Friday Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hundreds of people from newspapers across the state attended. The Friday Center includes a large auditorium, and winners were given seat numbers, seated according to the category in which they’d won. Firstplace winners were seated next to second-place winners who were followed by those who finished third. Eventually, everyone stood up and marched across a stage where they were given their awards before posing with the governor for photographs. It was pretty mundane stuff, but they served alcohol afterward. This particular year, I was given the number to my seat and was easing my way down the aisle toward it.

When I got to where I was supposed to sit, there was a small, older Jewish woman wearing glasses looking up at me. I recognized her. “You’re Rose Post,” I said. “Yes, I am,” Rose replied, probably aware for a number of years who she was. It was then that it dawned on me that I’d finished second to Rose in news features. Had I finished second to God I couldn’t have been more proud. I eventually joined Rose on the staff of the Salisbury Post where I worked for the better part of 10 years. Rose churned out copy at a prolific rate. It was all good, and often great. Rose shared wonderful stories about her years in the newspaper business. She said that when she came to work at the Post in

the early ‘50s, when a Highway Patrol trooper called to report a fatality, he’d insist on speaking to a male reporter because he feared a female would be too delicate to hear the gory details of the accident. The trooper didn’t know who he was talking to. Rose was tough as nails. I asked Rose once if she remembered that night we met in Chapel Hill. She said she did, but I’m not sure she wasn’t just trying to humor me. Rose met a lot of people during her career. Rose’s husband, Eddie, died a few years ago, and Rose’s health took a turn for the worse not long after. She’s in her 80s and no longer working for the Post. I’m friends with Rose’s son, Sam, on Facebook. Like his mother, Sam is a writer and a darn good one. This week he posted a touching

column about visiting his mother at the retirement home where she lives and struggles with Alzheimer’s. Sam wrote that, nowadays, it’s difficult for Rose to speak, much less write. “A mother without words” is what Sam titled his piece. The title is ironic considering all the words Rose produced over the course of her career. Sam’s column made me sad, but it also made me smile. Rose would want us to remember her for the good times. And, personally, I’m grateful to Rose for the night she made me feel my writing was second only to God’s. • • • Steve Huffman writes for The Dispatch in Lexington and is a resident of Spencer. He can be reached at 2493981, ext. 217, or

Eastern High Trio Caring teachers knew how to make a positive impact on students’ lives fter graduation from Barbour Intermediate School, in 1940, I entered the 10th grade at Eastern High School in Detroit. In those days, one was to select a particular course of study — college preparatory or, in my case, commercial. I realized I could never attend college because there was no money for such a luxury. The United States was just emerging from the Depression, and my father had been suffering with heart disease. My sister, Leona, had graduated from VICTOR S. Eastern in 1933 with high honors. My brothFARRAH er, George, also graduated from Eastern in 1939 with high honors, and in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater until 1945, at the war’s end. My interest was in some kind of retail career, which was my reason for selecting a commercial course. To help with finances at home, I had a couple of jobs. I enjoyed attending Eastern because of its competent teachers, especially one who was the most inspiring educator I have ever met in my life besides my brother, George, who became a university professor. William Arbaugh was our English literature teacher, and I admired him tremendously. He taught with enthusiasm. His most remarkable trait was his ability to cultivate in all his students a desire to develop a keen and dedicated interest in Shakespeare. Every student in our class had the opportunity to read aloud various passages of “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Richard III,” usually from our seats in the classroom. In those days, I was very self-conscious because I often wore “handme-down” clothes that George had worn. I had very little self-confidence, and my feeling of inferiority was severe. My father’s illness had progressed and he was unable to work. George, Leona and my mother worked to keep the family solvent, and I was ashamed of my circumstances. Apparently, Mr. Arbaugh knew about my situation and, to this very day, I know that he made specific efforts to help me overcome my feelings of dismay and insecurity. About 25 students were in his class. When we read aloud, everyone would read sitting at their desks — except when my turn came. Mr Arbaugh politely asked me to read standing at the front of the class. When I was reading from “Hamlet,” he would interrupt by saying to the class, “Now, isn’t that wonderful! Doesn’t Victor read well and with a nice voice?” He made my day much happier and my life brighter with those kind words of encouragement. That entire year in Bill Arbaugh’s English literature class was idyllic — a class that I cherished and anticipated attending with feelings of exciting enthusiasm. I was to graduate in January 1943 and received excellent marks in all my classes; however, my father’s sudden death on Dec. 5, 1942, changed my life. The decision to leave school and find a full-time job was imperative. My father and mother had bought a house at 3059 Townsend with money borrowed from a friend as a down payment. When the insurance company refused to pay any of my father’s policies, my mother realized the terrifying financial problem she must try to solve. At that time, my youngest brother and sister lived at home, while the rest were away: George was in New


Guinea; John and Ed were married; and Leona had moved to Ann Arbor, working her way through the University of Michigan. I left school and found a job at Packard Motor Car Co. as an assistant operator in the test cells, where RollsRoyce aircraft engines were being tested before installation as power plants in the P51 Mustang Fighter airplanes. I was disappointed to leave Eastern High School, and I certainly did not enjoy the noise and turmoil of working in a factory. The pay was excellent, though, and my mother appreciated the money which helped to ease her worry and stress. In January 1943, I received a phone call from Mr. Arbaugh, inviting me to a meeting with him and gym teachers Art Erwin and Curtis MacDougall. I was surprised. The last conversation I had with anyone at Eastern was with my counselor, Edgar Smith, who advised me to leave school and seek full-time employment because I was absent too often working at part-time jobs. I met with the trio of teachers, and their sincere concern about my future made me feel relaxed. They advised me to attend night classes to complete required credits for graduation in the June 1943 class. Their kind interest in my future was overwhelming, and they insisted that each of them would be available for any consultation required at any time. This trio really delivered a spirited pep talk. Later, I learned that all this was the result of planning by Bill Arbaugh. These men were a vital influence on my future, because I did attend night school and had the honor and privilege to graduate with my class. Later in life, I had another meeting with my benefactor. Employed at Ver Hoven Woodward Chevrolet in Detroit as a truck salesman, I received a call one afternoon in 1951 from Mr. Arbaugh, then principal at Northern High School in Detroit. He inquired about buying a new car, and I agreed to meet him at his office at the school. I had difficulty concealing my excitement about being remembered by this concerned and compassionate man. Walking into the school office, I was greeted by his secretary who asked my name. When I replied, “I’m here to see Mr. Arbaugh,” a voice in another office answered, “Vic, come on in; I would recognize that wonderful voice anywhere!” After we enjoyed an interesting and delightful visit, he did buy a new car from me. Words cannot give adequate credit and honor to this unusually thoughtful man. And those close colleagues — Bill Arbaugh, Art Erwin and Curtis MacDougall — changed my life. They helped me to eventually become a successful businessman. In 1960, I managed to buy a Chevrolet dealership of my own in Meadville, Pa., with the assistance of General Motors, whom I was able to repay every dollar I had borrowed. A uniquely devoted William Arbaugh transformed my life. He was the most inspiring and dedicated teacher; and I was honored to be one of his respectful and admiring pupils. May God always keep him and bless him, a truly loving Christian with a profound understanding of what teachers should and can do for their charges. Bill, Art and Curtis, I shall always have precious memories of the “Eastern High School Trio”! • • • Victor S. Farrah is a resident of Salisbury.

Of mice and rats: Churn, churn, churn H

ave you ever seen a rat? I’m not talking about a little mouse. I’m talking about a big rat. Not only have I seen one, but I actually had two living in my house. One of the rats was female and the other male. Let me start from the beginning. When my oldest daughter was in sixth grade, one of her friends gave her DICY rats to bring MCCULLOUGH two home. She not only inherited the two rats, but she also inherited two big black metal cages for them to live in. On the afternoon she brought them home, I opened the door to her room to see what she was doing, and there were the ugliest, most disgusting creatures I had ever seen. I let out a bloodcurdling scream. I had never seen a rat up close before, and mind you it

was quite a shock. It wasn’t that I was afraid of these rats; it was just that they were ugly and gross. They each had huge, beady eyes and a long, pointy nose. Their tails looked like thick pink rubber, and each tail was wrapped around the metal wire of its cage. Each rat’s beady eyes seemed as if they could see right into your soul. We kept these rats for only about a month because my daughter told her sixth-grade science teacher about the rats. He then asked her if she would bring them to school for the students to see. I was only too happy to take them, and I must tell you, they never came back to my house again. You may wonder why in the world I would even think of something like this now. Well, it’s because I heard several stories about mice this week. The stories got me to thinking about rats, which in turn, triggered the memories of the rats in my daughter’s room. One of the stories I heard was about two mice in a bucket

Juror gets in trouble for Facebook verdict MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman who was removed from a jury for commenting about the ongoing case on Facebook has a longer writing task ahead: a five-page essay about the constitutional right to a fair trial. A judge ordered the essay Thursday for Hadley Jons three weeks after she wrote on Facebook that it was “gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.” The trial wasn’t over. “I’m sorry, very sorry,” Jons, 20, of Warren told Macomb County Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski. The post was discovered by the defense team Aug. 11 — before the defense had even started its case — and Jons was removed from the jury the next day. Druzinski told Jons that it didn’t matter whether she used Facebook to express an opinion or simply spoke to a friend about the case. “You violated your oath. ... You had decided she was already guilty without hearing the other side,” the judge said. By Oct. 1, Jons must submit an essay about the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and pay a $250 fine.


of cream. It seems one of the mice just gave up and drowned. The other mouse started kicking, and eventually he made butter out of the cream and crawled out. The idea behind this story is which mouse are you? Do you give up and drown, or do you keep kicking and find your way out? For me, I think it depends upon the circumstances. One thing is for sure, though, it helps to have friends and family around if you ever do fall in a bucket of cream. They make the process of churning the cream into butter a whole lot easier. The relationships we have with our family and friends should be nurtured in the good times, because you just never know when that bucket of cream might be waiting for you. • • • Dicy McCullough is a freelance writer and poet who lives in Rowan County. She can be reached at 704-278-4377.




Corriher - Novak


Randy and Sheila Corriher of Salisbury are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jana Nicole Corriher, to Kevin Michael Novak of Mooresville. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Bill and Shirley Corriher of Rockwell and M.T. and Doris Strickland of Coats. A 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School, Jana graduated from Caldwell Community College with an Opthalmology Technician degree. She is currently employed by University Eye Associates in Charlotte. The future groom is the son of Greg and Bonnie Novak of Veseli, Minn., and the grandson of Irene Unger and the late Albert Unger and Francis and Evelyn Novak, all of New Prague, Minn. A 2005 graduate of New Prague High School, Kevin attended 5 Off 5 On PIT School in Mooresville. He is employed by Rousch Fenway Racing. The couple will marry Dec. 4 at St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell. R125851

WEDDING Lyerly - Everett

Phil and Pat Cocke of Asheville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Cocke, to Darrin Joseph Jones, son of Glenn and Margi Jones of Mount Ulla. Jessica attended North Carolina State University and received a degree in teaching from Western Carolina University in 2009. She is a lead teacher at The Goodard School of Wake Forest. Darrin is a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in construction management. He is plant manager with Mack Concrete in Rocky Mount. The couple will marry Sept. 18 at The Farm near Asheville. R125848

Deaver - Bostian

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Deaver of China Grove are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Deaver, to Eric Bostian, son of Ken and Donna Bostian of Kannapolis. Kelli graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is a cosmetic manager with Belk Department Store. Eric also graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is a welder with Mid-State Machine Shop. The couple plan a fall wedding.

Brooks - Foster


W E D D I N G Hunter - Beaver

Heather Michelle Lyerly of Salisbury and Seth Sykes Everett of Nashville were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Salisbury. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lance officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Country Club of Salisbury. The bride was escorted by her father, Gilbert Lyerly, and attended by her sister, Amber Lyerly of Salisbury, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jade Love of Salisbury, Tara Alt of Huntersville and Krista Prince of Columbia, S.C. Andrew Everett of Nashville was his brother’s best man. Groomsmen included brother of the groom Gresham Everett of Nashville, Chris Sykes of Nashville and Daniel Beasley of Micro. Also attending were Christine Franklin of Iron Station and Jenni Wilson of Durham. The bride is the daughter of Gilbert and Teresa Lyerly of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Lois and the late George Ballard and the late Gilbert Sr. and Hazel Lyerly, all of China Grove. A 2005 graduate of South Rowan High School, Heather received a degree in Agriculture Communications in 2009 from North Carolina State University. She is employed by Surplus Solutions Inc.-USA. The groom is the son of Bill and Cynthia Everett of Nashville and the grandson of Levern and Patsy Sykes of Spring Hope and William and Len Everett of Rocky Mount. A graduate of Southern Nash High School, Seth is also a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Agriculture Education. He is employed by Southern Nash High School. Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple are making their home in Clayton. R125853

Jewel Lowder

MAGGIE VALLEY — Carie Renee Hunter and Donald Greg Beaver were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Miss Caroline’s Country Wedding Chapel. A reception is being held in their honor today, Sept. 5, at Sloan Park. The bride was escorted by her father, William A. Hunter Jr. Her daughter, Brittany Nicole Lewis of Salisbury, served as maid of honor. Father of the groom Donald Eugene Beaver stood as best man. Mercedes Danielle Hunter, niece of the bride, was flower girl, and Joseph Kaleb Watson, uncle of the bride, was ring bearer. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hunter Jr. of Landis and Miss Debbie Watson of Kannapolis; and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hunter Sr. of Kannapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Watson of Salisbury and Mrs. Judy Kepley of Kannapolis. Educated at South Rowan High School, Carie is a CNA at Lexington Healthcare Center. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Beaver of Salisbury and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Beaver of Rockwell and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Honbarger of Landis. Educated at East Rowan High School, Greg is studying business administration at RCCC. He is a receiver at the Food Lion warehouse. Following a honeymoon in Maggie Valley, the couple will make their home in Salisbury. R125849




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Jewel Stirewalt Lowder celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Born in South Carolina, she moved to China Grove at the age of seven, where she has lived since. Family and friends dropped by her home to share birthday wishes, fellowship and refreshments. A memories book was provided so those attending could recall and record a cherished moment or a special event from Jewel’s 90 years. R125855

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Christine and Gary Brooks of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Arlene Brooks, to Bradley Michael Foster, both of Salisbury. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Shirley and the late Dr. Stanley Zaremba of Salisbury and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Brooks of New Castle, Pa. A 2005 graduate of North Rowan High School and 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Meredith is employed by Community One Bank. The future groom is the son of Kim and Steve Foster and the grandson of the late James and Routh Martin and Jack and Doris Foster, all of Greensboro. Brad is a 2004 graduate of Southern Guilford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The wedding is Oct. 9 at Villa Franca Estate in China Grove. R125854

A N N I V E R S A RY Jones 50th Anniversary

Jack and Mary Lou Jones of Kannapolis were honored for their golden wedding anniversary at a reception held Aug. 21, 2010, at The Roger Dale Carter Center at Charity Baptist Church in Kannapolis. The couple were married Aug. 20, 1960, in York, S.C., by Charles Nunn. Mrs. Jones is the former Mary Lou Ewing, daughter of the late Frank Ewing and Novella Furr of Kannapolis. Mr. Jones is the son of the late Winfred Jones and Martha Jones of Lake Toxaway. They both retired from Fieldcrest Cannon. Mr. Jones has two sisters, Ruby Powell and Dixie Jordan of Salisbury; and four brothers, Morris Jones of Salisbury, Winfred Jones of Summerville, S.C., Clyde Jones and Charles Jones, both of Brevard. Mrs. Jones has one sister, Mickie Whitley of Kannapolis; and one brother, James W. Ewing of Gastonia. Guests entered the fellowship hall through an archway of white and gold balloons with the number 50 on them. Candles and balloons were placed on the tables, which were covered with white tablecloths. Decorations were done by Sally Eudy, Renda Eudy, Brenda Galloway, Linda Kidd, Norman and Mary Alexander and the Rev. Samuel and Cathey Wilson. Music was provided by The Country Tradition. The three-tiered cake was made by Margaret Morgan of Lake Norman, a friend of Jack and Mary Lou. Other refreshments included fruit and vegetable trays, peanuts, chips, pickles, sausage balls and croissant sandwiches. Guests were served gold punch. Approximately 100 guests were in attendance from Salisbury, China Grove, Mooresville, Davidson, New London, Albemarle, Denton, Kannapolis, Concord, Harrisburg, Midland, Gastonia, Cherryville, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Lavonia, Ga., and Gainesville, Fla. The couple also plan trips to Summerville, S.C., and Pigeon R125856 Forge, Tenn., at a later date.

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Aldridge - Gainer

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Aldridge of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kari Leigh Aldridge, to Jason Robert Gainer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gainer of Salisbury. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Aldridge and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sloop, all of Salisbury. A 2002 graduate of West Rowan High School, Kari graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in 2007. She is employed by Coltrane Life Center. The future groom is the grandson of Mr. Joe Gainer and the late Mrs. Gainer and Mrs. Katherine Stokes and the late Mr. Hassel Stokes, all of Salisbury. A 2001 graduate of West Rowan High, Jason graduated from Appalachian State University in 2006. He is employed by KeyRisk Management Services. The couple will marry Sept. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church in Salisbury. R125852

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