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Interest in Rowan sites high Economic development officials say 34 companies looking at possibility of setting up shop here BY EMILY FORD


Grace Campbell and her husband, Randy, are at odds with the VA over a change in policy involving home care.

Grace Campbell will keep seeking best in-home care for her husband ‘as long as he needs it’ OODLEAF — Randy Campbell, once a robust workaholic, spends his days confined to either an in-home hospital bed or a wheelchair. First diagnosed in 1998, his multiple sclerosis has progressively worsened. He now relies on a male nurse for moving him from the bed to his wheelchair, giving him a bath and helping him to eat sometimes. The nurse — Mike Fletcher from Bayada Nurses — comes for three hours in the morning and two MARK hours in the evening. WINEKA Otherwise, Randy is in the care of his wife, Grace. At 114 pounds, Grace cannot do much to move Randy, who is 6-7 and 290 pounds. “He’s a big man,” she says of the Vietnam War veteran to whom she has been married 20 years. Over recent months, Grace Campbell has waged her own personal war against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its decision to change the delivery of Randy’s home care services. She hasn’t won yet, but she also hasn’t given up. “I’m going to fight as long as I can — as long as he needs it,” Grace says.


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Grace Campbell holds family pet Ailee, a 3year-old dachshund. Ailee spends a lot of time on Randy’s chest.

rough patch in 2007 when he was so physically and mentally sick that he stayed in the hospital for a month, then rehabilitated at Genesis Care for another month. Hospice nurses actually were called in to help provide his care when he returned home. But Randy outlived what Hospice could provide, and the week its care ended, he qualified for the VA’s Homemaker/Home Health Aide program. In the beginning, the VA approved sending a nurse to Randy and Grace’s country home off South River Road for four hours a day, five days a week. But a VA team, including his doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, occupational therapist and physical therapist evaluated Randy’s

case further and recommended nursing care of five hours a day, seven days a week. “That worked out perfectly,” Grace says, impressed that the decision was made after members of the team personally visited Randy at the house. The nurse’s daily visits were important in helping with Randy’s physical health, personal hygiene, his feeding, getting him in and out of bed, moving him in general and conducting range-of-motion exercises. For almost two years, Randy had a nurse coming every day for five consecutive hours on each visit. “Then in March, I got the phone call,” Grace remembers. •••

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Interest in Rowan County’s industrial sites and buildings continues to surge, with local economic developers pursuing 34 potential new companies. Since August, 13 firms have inquired about Rowan County, said Robert Van Geons, executive director for RowanWorks Economic Development. “The level of activity is incredibly high,” Van Geons said. “It’s only gotten more and more active since December of last year.” Companies are starting to understand where they fit in the new economy, he said. During the recession, companies that survived put off decisions about relocations or expansions, Van Geons said. Now they’ve accepted the new economic baseline and are trying to gain market share through product growth or a

reduction in competition, he said. Companies that need to consolidate or reorient themselves are looking for a good deal, he said. “A lot of companies can no longer wait,” he said. “They have an opportunity they need to seize.” RowanWorks has 34 active projects that represent between three to 350 new jobs with investments ranging from $250,000 to $60 million. “We’re having a bit of a hard time keeping up,” said Van Geons, who handles development with Scott Shelton, a project manager for RowanWorks. Four projects are possible expansions of existing businesses in Rowan County. About half of the 34 have visited Rowan County, with five making their first visit in the past two weeks. If combined, the projects


Hefner among Southern Gospel Hall of Fame inductees for 2010 The late U.S. Rep. Bill Hefner of Kannapolis was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame at Dollywood recently in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. “Bill Hefner was always a favorite at the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, serving most often as emcee for the concerts for 12 years,” said executive di- HEFNER rector Charlie Waller. “He was a recipient of the GOGR Living Legend Award in 1998. His final concert appearance was at the

2009 Grand Ole Gospel Reunion.” He was born in Elora, Tenn. He grew up in Sardis, Ala., and after his graduation from Sardis High School, attended the University of Alabama. Hefner, who died in 2009, became tenor for the Crusaders Quartet of Birmingham, Ala., in 1953, joining Herschel Wooten, Bervin Kendrick, Buddy Parker, and Dickie Matthews. The following year, Hefner, Wooten, and Parker formed the Harvesters Quartet in Charlotte, Waller said. “The quartet enjoyed immense popularity from 1954


After-school advocates say working together can boost ranking up from 66th BY SARAH CAMPBELL

Imagine a program that would reduce the high school dropout, teenage pregnancy and juvenile delinquency rates. It shouldn’t be hard to imagine because the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs says it already exists: It’s after-school care. The center, founded in 2002, says high-quality after school programs can have a positive impact on communities, but lack of funding means such programs are dwindling “Our children are at the most risk that they have ever been in the history of the state and nation,” Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz said. “At

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the same time we are facing the economic crisis and programs have been cut.” The advocacy group ranked Rowan County 66 out of 100 counties in a “Roadmap to Need,” which uses 10 indicators to determine where young people are most at risk. “When you think about children who are not supervised in the afternoon or during the summer, they are getting their views from television and learning from their peers,” Kluttz said. “We are seeing our children becoming dropouts, turning to crimes and, most recently, to gangs.” Rowan County fell in the bottom half of the rankings in several areas: a 62 percent graduation rate in 200809 ranked 73rd; it was 69th for short-

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term suspensions, 244 in 2008-09; and 69th for child abuse/neglect cases, 36 cases per 1,000. The county scored in the top half in several others areas, ranking 38th in the number of single-parent households, 9 percent Roadmap to Need for this year; Rowan, Cabarrus, 9A and 41st in median household income, $43,000. Edgecombe County was ranked last, demonstrating the most need for after-school programs to help improve its 58 percent graduation rate, ranked 96th in the state, and reduce the number of short-term suspen-

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sions that stands at 87th in the state with 330. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Camden County ranks No. 1 overall, with the lowest juvenile delinquency rates in the state at 7 and the No. 7 graduation rate at 81 percent. • • • The Center for Afterschool Programs is hosting five regional afterschool summits, the most recent one in Salisbury on Friday, to discuss ways to foster collaboration among leaders in education, juvenile justice and health and human services to provide programs for disadvantaged youth. “How can all of us working on behalf of young people and their fam-


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ilies work together more effectively instead of working separately,” said Geoff Coltrane, director of program and policy for the James. B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy. During Friday’s summit, more than 120 representatives from 18 counties discussed ways to break down barriers and provide access to all those children in need of afterschool care. Ellen Boyd, director of community relations for Kannapolis City Schools, said after-school providers need to look past their particular programs and work together. “Put simply, put the children first


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Furniture store manager says she saw Hickory girl two weeks before she was reported missing HICKORY (AP) — A missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl was seen in public as recently as two weeks before she was reported missing, police said Saturday, narrowing an uncertain timeline that has hindered their investigation. Investigators said previously they couldn’t find anyone outside Zahra Clare Baker’s household who had seen her alive in more than a month. That uncertainty has made it difficult for police to narrow places to search for the girl whose bone cancer

left her with hearing aids and a prosthetic leg. Zahra was reported missing Oct. 9, but investigators have said they don’t believe the story given by her father and stepmother. A police news release said only that Zahra was seen in public on Sept. 25, and they declined to comment further. That day, the girl and her stepmother visited a Hickory furniture store, its manager said. Pat Adams said she went to police after seeing the girl’s picture on the news and recall-

ing the visit. tle girl’s prosthetic leg. what had happened,� said first reported by WCNC-TV in “They had come in and the “We were just wondering Adams, whose account was Charlotte. little girl, Zahra, was standing in the aisleway at a children’s room and we have cartoons playing in there and she was just standing there in the middle of the aisle looking into the TV room, watching the cartoon,� Adams told the Associated Press. “As I walked past her, I put my hand on her shoulder and said ‘Excuse me, sweetheart,’ and she looked up at me and smiled.� Adams said other employees were talking about the lit-


man built a reputation as an advocate for military veterans. The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury was renamed in his honor in 1999. Hefner’s widow, Nancy, joined his sister, Louise Hibbs; brother, Jimmy Hefner; and his grandchildren Joseph Hawk and Parker Rose at the induction ceremony. Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Les Beasley presented the induction. Hefner’s daughter, Stayce, accepted on his behalf. “Having accomplished so much in a short 79 years, Dad will continue through his music, his sense of humor, his humanity,� she said. “He will reign among the greats.�

“The truth is about my daddy is after every performance, any tribute, any song, the ultimate and most important tribute for him was ‘Nancy, How did I do?’ ‘Wonderful as always,’ (she’d reply).� The other 2010 SGMA class of Hall of Fame inductees are Danny Gaither, Little Jan Buckner-Goff, Sam Goodman, Connie Hopper and Arthur Smith. Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton received the James D. Vaughn Impact Award at the event. The Southern Gospel Music Association is a nonprofit organization that maintains the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

FROM 1a until their retirement in 1967, appearing on numerous national and North Carolina TV channels,� Waller said. “Bill became best known for his comedy, first-class emcee work, and his performance of the song ‘He’ll Pilot Me.’ Bill continued promoting gospel music for many years in North Carolina following the disbandment of the Harvesters.� He was elected to the 94th U.S. Congress in 1974, where he served 12 terms, from 1975 through 1999, when he retired. Waller said the congress-

INTEREST FROM 1a represent more than 3,000 possible jobs and $400 million of potential investment, Van Geons said. “Some of these projects will take months to decide, some will never happen and others will pick competing regions of the country or globe,� he said in an e-mail to the Post. “We are realistic that we must compete for every job, but each of these projects represents an opportunity that could lead to additional employment in Rowan County.� Among companies that initiate contact themselves, Rowan County will win about 20 percent, Van Geons said. The rate is lower for companies that RowanWorks pursues, he said. “You can’t judge at an early stage. You never know exactly which one is going to hit,� Van Geons said. “But if we are not engaged, there are plenty of others who are and those projects will go there.� RowanWorks has several projects that look promising, he said. He’s discussing with city staff a custom machinery manufacturer that would bring 12 jobs, Van Geons said. Shelton added that several companies in the food processing and distribution industries have shown interest in the past month and a half. Two auto parts manufacturers who have visited would bring 80 and 100 jobs, he said. A company with 110 potential jobs in the pharmaceutical industry is interested. Rowan is among five finalists for a business that makes protective coatings, Shelton said. Landing the company would mean up to 100 new jobs and capital investment of between $6 million and $8 million, he said. Incentives and other assis-

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tance play a key role in luring 152, which will employ 15, Van new jobs, Van Geons said. Geons said. “Every company in these Contact Emily Ford at 704tough times is looking for 797-4264. some form of assistance,� he said. But it’s not always tax relief, he said. RowanWorks will ask the Rowan County Board of Commissioners on Monday to consider providing three acres for free at the Summit Corporate Park for “Project BCINF.� The company is interested in the Service Supply building at the park and would bring 36 jobs to Rowan County, Van Geons said. The company proposes making a $6 million investment in equipment and building improvements, he said. But BCINF needs additional land for storage of finished plastic products and would like the county to provide it for free, he said. Expansions and relocations are under way throughout the county. Magna Composites, an auto parts maker that received a tax grant from the county, has exceeded its promised employment goal and is now up to 440 workers, Van Geon said. Freightliner has hired back employees due to a military truck project, as well as new demand. Henkel has completed an expansion, adding 103 employees, and Akzo Nobel recently completed an expansion. W.A. Brown is up 42 jobs since Jan. 1, and PGT is up more than 200 since 2007, according to RowanWorks. The expansion at Norandal — lured by state, county and city incentives — is under construction, and Boral Composites has broken ground in East Spencer. After a year-long delay due to the recession, Altec is constructing an industrial equipment service center on N.C.

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Max Arnold and the Plate Full of Blues Band perform at the Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival. People attending the festival had to pay this year for the first time, and most said they didn’t mind. BY SARAH CAMPBELL

arty Holiday packed the bags and told her husband, Carter, to get in the car, they were taking a road trip. The couple, from Floyd, Va., ended up at the 12th annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival, a surprise for their anniversary. “My husband is a blues aficionado, so to speak,” Marty said. “We’re having a great time, he loves it.” Before purchasing tickets and typing Salisbury into her GPS, Marty Holiday contacted Blues and Jazz Festival organizer Eleanor Qadirah to make sure the price was right. Holiday, who frequently attends similar events with her husband, said she couldn’t believe the ticket prices. “It’s very reasonable,” she said. This year is the first time admission has been charged for the festival that has grown from an operating cost of about $1,500 to nearly $30,000. General admission was $5 and VIP seating cost $10. “There’s been a pretty good crowd,” Qadirah said Saturday night. “Charging


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Above, a big crowd showed up for the night show at the Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival. At left, Blazin’ Blues Bob Paolino of Salisbury performs.

Church offers free haircuts, styles to Henderson students BY SHAVONNE POTTS

Saturday blaze destroys Kannapolis home at the house three minutes later, a department press release said. Finding smoke coming from the structure, the firefighters entered quickly and worked to extinguish the flames. Investigators estimated the fire caused about $80,000 damage to the house, which is at least 55 years old, according to Cabarrus County tax records.

“Fire got into the roof and that's why there was such damage to the structural integrity of home, making its dollar loss so high,” she said in an e-mail. She said the house was a “total loss” and uninhabitable due to its age and the extensive damage. The Cabarrus County Chapter of the American Red Cross helped the family who lived there with

lodging Saturday night. Bostian said two adults and four children lived at the home, but only one adult and three children were home when the fire started. Cabarrus County EMS assisted the fire department at the scene and Landis and Odell volunteer fire departments assisted with district coverage.

Cabarrus board will hear pitch for tax break Monday CONCORD — The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Monday on an incentive request that could lure 65 new jobs and nearly $1.7 million in capital investment to the county. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the county government building, 65 Church St. S.E. Distribution Technology Inc. would buy the former JEVIC facility at 432 Pitts School Road in Concord, spending just over $1 mil-

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KANNAPOLIS — A fire that started in a kitchen destroyed a home and forced a family of six out into the cold Saturday night. No one was injured, Kannapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Bostian said. A resident at 116 Rankin St. off South Main Street called in the fire by cell phone at 7:19 p.m. Kannapolis firefighters arrived

County commissioners will hear a presentation Monday about a company making a unique incentive request to help it bring at least 36 jobs to the county. RowanWorks Director Robert Van Geons will present “Project BC-INF” and proposed incentives to the Rowan County Board of Commissioners at 7 p.m. Monday in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St. The presentation was originally scheduled for the board’s Oct. 4 meeting, but Van Geons said it was postponed to allow for further negotiations. The company is considering a vacant building in the Summit Corporate Park. Van Geons wrote in a letter to commissioners that the building meets the company’s requirements, but the lot is not large enough to meet “outside storage needs.” The county owns the adjacent lot. In lieu of the standard assistance grant program, which provides a cash grant, the company is requesting a no-cost lease of approximately 5.3 acres of land. An earlier letter dated Sept. 27 only requested a lease of 3 acres. “Three acres would be utilized for outside storage, with the rest needed to accommodate setbacks, storm water drainage and to ensure the county is not left with an irregularly shaped lot,” Van Geons wrote in the more recent letter, dated Oct. 8. County Manager Gary Page has said the lease would be temporary, not long term. The company wants to use the land for a “lay-down” area during renovation and other construction, but it doesn’t want to buy the property. Van Geons wrote that the company is “a world leader in production of products utilized to manage wastewater.” “This operation would produce a variety of

lion for equipment and $650,000 on renovations, according to county documents. The company would create 65 full-time jobs in the first year of operation and expand that to 86 jobs by the third year. The jobs would pay on average between $14 and $16 per hour. To help seal the deal, Distribution Technology is asking for a refund of 85 percent of its property taxes on the new investment

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for the first three years of operation. The board will also: • Consider a budget amendment that will add $50,000 to the $212,000 the board had approved for the Cabarrus Economic Development Corp. this fiscal year. • Consider adopting a local food purchasing policy and signing on to the N.C. Farm to Fork 10 Percent Local Food Campaign.


An East Spencer church that gave kids free back-to-school haircuts now wants to provide free haircuts and styles to students at Henderson Independent School. Michael Mitchell, associate pastor of Southern City A.M.E. Zion Church, is organizing the effort being offered through the Community Mentoring Ministry. Organizers are offering haircuts for 20 boys and hair styles for 20 girls. Tickets will be distributed at the school at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. “We just want to let them know somebody does care,” Mitchell said. Henderson is the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s alternative school, and students there get a bad reputation, Mitchell said. The church, he said, wanted to let them know someone out there doesn’t see them as bad teens. “We want the kids to realize they aren’t bad kids and to encourage them to do better and be better,” Mitchell said. He said this is also a way to build self-esteem. Three barber shops will participate: Johnson’s Barber Shop on Old Concord Road, White’s Barber Shop on Main Street and 2-TheTee Barber Shop in East Spencer. Local hair stylist Maranda Faggart will do all of the girl’s hair styles. Students will have from Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 to redeem their tickets. Mitchell said organizers hope to give more haircuts away before Christmas. Anyone who wants to make a donation toward the effort can contact Mitchell or mail the ministry at P.O. Box 386, East Spencer, NC 28309. For more information contact, Faggart at 704-701-4594 or Mitchell at 704-245-0729.


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‘Leave it to Beaver’ actress Billingsley dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even decades after the show ended, Barbara Billingsley expressed surprise at the lasting affection people had for “Leave it to Beaver” and her role as the warm, supportive mother of a pair of precocious boys. The actress, who gained supermom status for her gentle BILLINGSLEY portrayal of June Cleaver in the 1950s television series, died Saturday after a long illness. She was 94. “We knew we were making a good show, because it was so well written,” Billingsley said in 1994. “But we had no idea what was ahead. People still talk about it and write letters, telling how much they watch it today with their children and grandchildren.” Billingsley, who had suffered from a rheumatoid disease, died at her home in Santa Monica, said family spokeswoman Judy Twersky. When the show debuted in 1957, Jerry Mathers, who played Beaver, was 9, and Tony Dow, who portrayed Wally, was 12. Billingsley’s character, the perfect stay-athome 1950s mom, was always there to gently but firmly nurture both through the ups and downs of childhood. Beaver, meanwhile, was a typical boy whose adventures landed him in one comical cri-

sis after another. Billingsley’s own two sons said she was pretty much the image of June Cleaver in real life, although the actress disagreed. A wholesome beauty with a lithe figure, Billingsley began acting in her elementary school’s plays and soon discovered she wanted to do nothing else. Although her beauty and figure won her numerous roles in movies from the mid1940s to the mid-1950s, she failed to obtain star status until “Leave it to Beaver,” a show that she almost passed on. “I was going to do another series with Buddy Ebsen for the same producers, but somehow it didn’t materialize,” she told The Associated Press in 1994. “A couple of months later I got a call to go to the studio to do this pilot show. And it was ‘Beaver.’” In real life, fate was not as gentle to Billingsley as it had been to June and her family. Born Barbara Lillian Combes in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 1915, she was raised by her mother after her parents divorced. She and her first husband, Glenn Billingsley, divorced when her sons were just 2 and 4. Her second husband, director Roy Kellino, died of a heart attack after three years of marriage and just months before she landed the “Leave it to Beaver” role. She married physician Bill Mortenson in 1959 and they remained wed until his death in 1981.

Kittens, dog need homes The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home. Kittens: Chilling out after a hard day of playing with his litter mates, this kitten is more than ready to bounce his way into your home. He is approximately 9 weeks old and he has two littermates that need a home, too. Dog: Simply precious best describes this female Bichon mix. This beautiful lady came to the shelter as a stray. She is absolutely a sweetheart with a terrific personality and would make someone a great companion. From rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has them all. Adoption fees are $70, a downpayment for spay/neuter costs. The voucher can be used at any veterinarian’s office. Before adopting any animal, a person must agree to take the pet to a veterinarian for an exam and spaying/neutering. If the animal isn’t already vaccinated for rabies, the person must agree to begin shots within three business days. Rabies shots can be given as soon as the pet turns 4 months old. The animal shelter isn’t equipped with a medical facility, and cannot administer

LAND FROM 3a extruded plastic products and represent an initial investment of $4 million, bringing 36 jobs to Rowan County,” Van Geons wrote. “It is estimated that four of these will be transfers.” In the earlier report, Van Geons said jobs provided by the company would increase to 45 as the economy rebounds, but the new one simply says the company expects to “increase employment” and invest an additional $1 million. Also at Monday’s meeting, the board will consider awarding a bid to DH Griffin Construction to build the county’s new satellite jail. Page said the nearly $4.8 million bid, the lowest of 17 received, came in under budget. The revised budget for the jail still totals nearly $6.7 million after accounting for water and sewer line construction, purchase of land, furnishings, site preparation, engineering fees and professional


PRECIOUS DOG any procedures or treatment. A worker at the shelter will go over all information and gladly answer all questions from those adopting pets. Want to view animals at the shelter? Kennel hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m-4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. Office hours are MondayFriday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m. To learn more about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 704-216-7768, or visit the shelter at 1465 Julian Road, Salisbury. You can also visit the shelter’s Web site at .us/animalshelter/. Photos by Fran Pepper.

service fees. The county plans to borrow $6.27 million from RBC Bank upon approval of the bid. “We started collecting the quarter-cent sales tax in July,” Page said. “We will have collected a quarter (of those revenues), so we’re going to be able to pay the money we’ve collected down and not have to borrow so much.” Commissioners also plan to: • Receive the schedules, standards and rules for the 2011 countywide reappraisal and set a public hearing for Nov. 15. The document serves as a guide for valuing property in Rowan County. • Hold a public hearing for a rezoning and an amendment to the conditional use permit regarding property at 735 Gin Road in Gold Hill. The amendment would allow Blandy Hardwoods to use a buffer area to unload and reload trucks. • Consider approval of budget amendments. Contact Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.


NEWS/OBITUARIES James Nelson Spencer MT. GILEAD — James Nelson Spencer, 61, of Mt. Gilead, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Brian Center of Salisbury. Mr. Spencer was born Sept. 22, 1949, in High Point. He was a son of the late James Clarence Spencer and Marjorie Nelson Spencer. He was a graduate of West Montgomery High School and Northern Virginia Community College and served in the United States Air Force. He was formerly employed by Michelin Tire of Norwood and was a member at Hamer Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his brother, Brian Spencer and wife, Nora of Salisbury; and three nephews, Cameron of Wilmington, Travis of Chapel Hill and Davis also of Salisbury. Service and Burial: Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Hamer Creek Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead. Rev. Brantley Moore will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the church before the service. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the Spencer Family. Online condolences to

Faye H. Cooper ROCKWELL — Faye Holshouser Cooper, 94 of Rockwell, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Autumn Care Nursing of Salisbury. Born Aug. 17, 1916, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Holshouser and Beulah Misenheimer Holshouser. Mrs. Cooper was educated in the Rowan County Schools and had retired from Wiscassett Mills in Albemarle. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband, Ben B. Cooper on April 27, 1980; and a brother, James Lee Holshouser. Survivors include a brother, Glenn Holshouser and wife, Frances of Rockwell; and sisters, Blanche Welch and Willie Shue of Rockwell. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell. Service and Burial: Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Charles Carver, pastor of West Park Baptist Church , Rockwell. Burial will follow at Ursinus United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rockwell. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Cooper family. Online condolences may be made to

Bennett Campbell TROUTMAN — Bennett Campbell, age 60, of 142 Single Oak Drive, Troutman, died at W. G. Hefner V. A. Medical Center in Salisbury following an extended illness. Born Sept. 21, 1950, in Jamaica, New York, he was the son of the late James and Mable Lucille Turner Campbell. He was married to Viola Betty Jackson Campbell, who survives. He was a graduate of R. A. Clement High School in Salisbury, and Mitchell Community College where he received a Business Degree and a Computer Business Degree. He was a member of Greater New Mt. Olive Holiness Church where he was Assistant Pastor, Superintendent of the Sunday School, Vice President of the Brotherhood, church secretary, a member of the trustee committee; he was also a member of the Regional N.C. State Convention where he served as Sgt. at Arms, Assistant Secretary for the Brotherhood and Treasurer. Over the years he has served in several capacities including President, Vice President, Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer for the Brotherhood on the local and Regional levels. Survivors in addition to his wife, Mrs. Viola Campbell; are one son, Willie James (Lisa) Phillips of the home; one daughter, Davakie Viola Parsons of the home; one brother, Donald (Frances) Campbell of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one sister, Jane Campbell of Cleveland; seven grandchildren, Kawaii Steele, Christopher Steele, II., Brimington Steele, Jasmine (Kermitt) Wilder, Jamie Phillips, Jahair Parsons and Justice Phillips; a great-grandchild, Kermitt Wilder, Jr.; he was reared in the home with, Helena Turner, Eve Turner, Matilda Turner, Anthony Turner, Harrison (Pam) Turner, Ray (Gladys) Tuner, Phobee Nichols; an aunt, Helen Turner-Linyear of Salisbury; an uncle, Walter “Peel” (Frances) Jackson of Statesville; two goddaughters, Nita (Demond) Sharpe and Felicia Mott; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Patricia Jackson, Nathaniel (Barbara) Jackson, Dr. Thomas (Evangelist Patricia) Jackson and Johnny Matthew (Sherry) Lewis; a host of nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Malcolm Campbell; and cousins, other relatives, church family and friends. Service and Burial: Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Greater New Mt. Olive Holiness Church. Dr. Thomas Jackson will officiate and Pastor Robert Witt will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Veterans Section of Belmont Cemetery with Military Rites being performed by the Iredell Veterans Service Council. Visitation: Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1-1:30 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at all other times. Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Campbell family at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville is serving the Campbell Family.

- Marine Cpl. Stephen C. Sockalosky, 21, of Cordele, Ga., died Oct. 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Navy Hospital Corpsman Edwin Gonzalez, 22, of North Miami Beach, Fla., died Oct. 8 from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Marine Lance Cpl. John T. Sparks, 23, of Chicago, Ill., died Oct. 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Marine Sgt. Frank R. Zaehringer III, 23, of Reno, Nev., died Oct. 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Army Staff Sgt. Dave J. Weigle, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa.; and - Army Spc. David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Fla, died Oct. 10 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive. ----------------

- Army Spc. Matthew C. Powell, 20, of Slidell, La., died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield, of wounds suffered at Ghunday Ghar, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his military vehicle using an improvised explosive device. ----------------

- Marine Lance Cpl. Raymon L.A. Johnson, 22, of Midland, Ga., died Oct. 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Marine Cpl. Justin J. Cain, 22, of Manitowoc, Wis.; and - Marine Lance Cpl. Phillip D. Vinnedge, 19, of Saint Charles, Mo.; and - Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph E. Rodewald, 21, of Albany, Ore.; and - Marine Pfc. Victor A. Dew, 20, of Granite Bay, Calif., died Oct. 13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ----------------

- Army Pfc. Jordan M. Byrd, 19, of Grantsville, Utah, died Oct. 13 in Yahya Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

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was just a small fee,” Wiggins said. Salisbury native Erica House said she hasn’t atFROM 3a tended the festival in the people did not deter many past, but didn’t mind paying. people from coming.” “The ticket price was Qadirah said future ticket fine,” she said. “I really like prices could eventually injazz and blues.” crease to $25. Friends Lena Pistone of “People will get used to Charlotte and Dawn Nickloy the fact that this festival, of Statesville said they’ve atlike any other festival, has tended the festival for years. fees,” she said. “That’s the Pistone said she doesn’t only way we can survive.” want prices to rise any Qadirah doesn’t think more. cost is going to be a factor in “Paying was no big deal, attendance because people as long as they don’t go over are already traveling from $5,” Pistone said. Florida, Georgia and MaryThe friends were looking land. forward to listening to Bob Last year, the Blues and Margolin, a guitar player Jazz Society announced it and vocalist who won a would charge $15 a ticket to Blues Music Award for Guiget into the festival, but tar in 2008. dropped that plan when a “We’re really here for the donor stepped in to help with blues,” Nickloy said. funding. Several attendees said Todd Jenkins of Lexingthey felt this year’s lineup ton said he came to the festifeatured more jazz musival with his wife and four cians. children for the first time “I liked the previous this year and didn’t mind years because there were paying. more blues than jazz,” Walk“I’m used to going to feser said. “There definitely tivals where you have to seems to be more jazz this pay, so it’s not a big deal,” he year.” said. “If it helps raise money The blues might have for the cause, then I’m all been lacking because of a for it.” last-minute cancellation by Jenkins said he didn’t Hurbert Sumlin. hear about the festival until Sumlin was unable to perthis year. He was scoping form at the festival because the talent on hand Saturday of health reasons. night. Contact Sarah Campbell “I actually might try to at 704-797-7683. play next year,” he said. “I have a friend who plays guitar and I play harmonica, so we may try to get together and play. “But if we don’t, I’ll still come back.” Robin Patterson of Concord and Mike Walker of Charlotte said they’ve attended the festival for years and were a bit surprised when they found out about the ticket prices. “We snuck in as a protest,” Walker said. Patterson said they plan to continue attending the festival, but aren’t exactly thrilled about the tickets. “I think it’s better to be free,” she said. “You attract more people that way.” Cost was far from the minds of many as they soaked in the sounds of the evening. “I’m really enjoying it, it’s a very diverse group,” Levonia Corry of Salisbury said. Corry attends the festival with her friend Vera Wiggins almost every year. “I didn’t mind paying; it

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giving Randy medications and getting him settled into bed again. The two hours at night involve getting Randy in his wheelchair, eating supper, taking him out for fresh air and preparing him for bed. Randy relies on his good right hand — his left arm has become pretty much useless — to brush his teeth with an electric toothbrush and shave with an electric razor. Grace or Fletcher help with any spots he might have missed. Randy takes medications for depression, spasms and post traumatic stress disorder. The couple’s 3-year-old dachshund, Ailee, spends a lot of time on Randy’s chest. ••• Randy Campbell grew up in this house, which is part of 50-plus acres that has been in his family for years. There’s a “For Sale by Ownerâ€? sign by the road today. Grace would like to sell the property and move them to an apartment in Salisbury. Randy quit Catawba College and joined the Army, serving from 1967-70, including a year’s tour in Vietnam. After the war, he built careers with Power Curbers and PAPCO. For Power Curbers, he handled many assignments — from building the machines to overseeing parts and service to training foreign buyers in the Middle East on how to use the curbing machines. When he tired of the travel, he joined Benny Lawson and Bernie Smith for a 10year stint with PAPCO, before rejoining Power Curbers. When he found spare time, Randy liked to go fishing or duck hunting. His marriage to Grace is the second marriage for both. They have no children. In 1998, he woke in the night to use the bathroom and fell down on the way, complaining to Grace that his legs were asleep. “I knew there was something wrong,â€? she said.




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Rowan County already offers a variety of after-school programs that are working to keep children on the right path. The Rowan County YMCA provides elementary and middle school students with afterschool care at 17 different sites. Executive Director Jaime Morgan said the program is based on five Christian principals including honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith. “That’s something we don’t shy away from,” he said. “We really try to teach those core values to our kids.” Students who attend the program receive help on their homework and advice on how to make healthy choices. “We also make sure that we are putting good, positive role models in front of them.” The Salvation Army offers children a similar Christianbased after-school program. Jennifer Chambers, afterschool and summer program director, said she works with students on their homework and makes sure students follow a daily routine. Chambers said the program also provides personalized attention and help that some children may not always receive at home. “A lot of parents that we have are single parents and it’s really difficult for them to be fully involved in their school work.” Chambers said the program doesn’t just end when students leave to go home. She

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and not the program,” she said. Coltrane said if individual providers can find ways to pair their services, more funding opportunities will be available. He said it’s also important for providers to get the word out about their programs. “It’s much harder to cut funding for programs that seem to be working,” he said. Several after-school providers said they want to find ways to eliminate hurdles such as cost and transportation so that every child has a safe place to go and learn after school. “One of the top priorities needs to be improving the level of access to all children,” Coltrane said. Jo Ann Norris, executive director of the Public Forum of North Carolina, said the first step to solving access problems is educating the community and policymakers on the positive effects associated with after-school programming. “Each one of you should know your legislators on a first-name basis,” she said. “You should be calling them at home and letting them know about these issues.” Norris said if communities don’t voice their concerned, problems oftentimes go unnoticed and unchanged. She said policymakers can get the mindset, “I’m not hearing about this from my constituents. Therefore, it’s not


monitors their grades and behavior and comes up with ways to make improvements if needed. Communities in Schools of Rowan County began a graduation program last year at North Rowan Middle School. About 75 students, who were targeted based on endof-grade test scores, behavior and attendance, received one hour of after-school tutoring in the subjects of math, reading and science three days a week. “Of the students considered at risk, 99 precent of them showed improvement scores on the EOGs taken in the spring,” said Traci Fleming, Communities in Schools graduation coach for North Rowan High School. Fleming said the success at North Rowan Middle has provided a foundation to start similar programs at other schools. “As the program continues to grow, new opportunities are being offered to the students at North Rowan High School,” she said. “For example, tutoring has now evolved to homework assistance in the after-





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• • • After-school program advocates also feel mentoring is an essential part of providing quality programs. Norris said getting parents, teachers and community members involved in children’s lives is essential. “It is all about relationships,” she said. Bradford Sneeden, a member of Gov. Bev Perdue’s education cabinet, said mentoring is the first step to keeping children on the right track. “We know how important mentoring is because there is an absence of that right now,” he said. “Everybody seeks relevance; they want to belong to something. “If you don’t give them something positive, they’re going to find something negative. Contact Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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• Cohort graduation rate — This indicator reports the four-year cohort graduation rate for a Local Education Agency (LEA). • Short term suspension rate — This indicator reports data for students who were suspended for 10 days or less from the 115 LEAs and charter schools. • Adults with high school diploma — This indicator reports the percentage of the population 25 years of age and older who have completed at least a high school diploma or GED. • Median household income — This indicator reports the exact middle of the household income distribution in a particular county. • Single parent households — Single parent households is the percent of all households run by a single parent (male or female householder with no spouse present) with one or more of their own children (under age 18) living at home. • Children without health insurance — This indicator reports the percentage of children (under age 18) in North Carolina who are not covered by health insurance at any point during the year. • Teen pregnancy rate — The N.C. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative uses a five-year average of teen pregnancy rates because rates and ranks can fluctuate significantly from year to

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UNC breaks through with win at Virginia BY HANK KURZ JR. Associated Press

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GREENVILLE — With each week, Ruffin McNeill sees East ECU 33 Carolina’s spread offense N.C. State 27 becoming a little more efficient and his struggling defense gaining extra confidence. Just think how the coach feels now, after a thrilling win against N.C. State. Dominique Davis scored on a 1-yard keeper and Damon Magazu intercepted Russell Wilson’s final pass to help the Pirates beat the Wolfpack 33-27 in overtime Saturday, giving McNeill his first victory against a challenging nonconference schedule. associated press

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CONCORD — Jamie McMurray’s career came full circle at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night, where he returned to Victory Lane eight years after grabbing his first win with the team that gave him a s e c o n d chance. The celebration with Chip his Ganassi Racing team was MCMURRAY more exuberant because of the circumstances surrounding the 2002 win. In his second race with Ganassi, as a replacement for injured Sterling Marlin, McMurray set a NASCAR record in winning so quickly. But the team had to hold back a bit on the party out of respect for Marlin, who had broken his neck in an accident two weeks earlier. “When I won here in 2002, you’re in a situation where I don’t know any race car driver who wants someone else to get in their car and win,” McMurray said. “I knew that was hard on Sterling. As soon as I got into Victory Lane, I remember telling myself ‘Be very gracious and be respectful to Sterling because this is hard for him.’ He was home with a broken neck, you win with another team, this isn’t your team.” But the circumstances were far different this time around. Back with Ganassi and co-owner Felix Sabates after he was let go last season from Roush-Fenway Racing, McMurray has grabbed wins at some of the biggest venues in NASCAR. He won the season-opening Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400 and now Charlotte. He’s made a full turnaround in his career, which seemed in jeopardy this time last year, with Ganassi, who has slowly rebuilt his program. “This is completely different because this team, and I talked to Chip about this today, about where his Cup organization was a year ago and where it is right now and the success that we’ve had,” McMurray said. “So (this win) is different circumstances. I feel this is my team, and it’s a team that has been put together over the past 11-12 months, and it’s mine.” McMurray passed Kyle Busch on a restart with 21 laps to go and cruised to the win in his Chevrolet. Ineligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, McMurray was better than all the title contenders to become the first non-Chase driver to win a Chase race at Charlotte since the format began in 2004.


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here are no consolation prizes in the South Atlantic Conference. No one gives you a silver star or extra credit for doing what Catawba’s football team did Saturday — hanging with preseason favorite Carson-Newman until the wheels fell off in the fourth quarter. “I know,” defensive end Brandon Weedon acknowlDAVID edged. “But still, it SHAW wasn’t supposed to be like this. We didn’t expect to hang around. We expected to beat them.”

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Carson-Newman’s 42-16 victory C-N 42 a g a i n s t Catawba 16 C a t a w b a probably was the most deceptive final score in SAC history. That was no consolation to the Indians, who were clobbered 21-0 in the last three minutes. “Coach (Chip) Hester said not to look at the scoreboard because we know how hard we played,” Catawba cornerback Jumal Rolle said. “We just didn’t execute. That’s all it was. I really thought we’d take this one.” A handful of plays did the

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catawba’s eric Morman, left, is knocked out of bounds by defensive back tarvin Jones. Indians in. The biggest was a successful faked punt by the Eagles (4-3, 2-1) with just over five minutes left when they were clinging to a 21-16 lead.


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TV Sports Sunday, Oct. 17 NFL 1 p.m. CBS — Baltimore at New England FOX —  Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:15 p.m. FOX —  Dallas at Minnesota 8:20 p.m. NBC —  Indianapolis at Washington GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Open MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX — San Francisco at Philadelphia

Prep football Standings 1A Yadkin Valley YVC Overall Albemarle 4-0 7-1 3-1 6-2 West Montgomery East Montgomery 3-1 6-2 North Rowan 3-1 3-5 2-2 2-6 South Davidson South Stanly 1-3 1-7 Chatham Central 0-4 1-7 0-4 0-8 North Moore Friday’s games Albemarle 44, North Rowan 14 West Montgomery 45, South Stanly 35 South Davidson 20, Chatham Central 13 East Montgomery 28, North Moore 12 Next week’s games North Rowan at Chatham Central East Montgomery at Albemarle North Moore at South Stanly South Davidson at West Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Overall CCC Thomasville 2-0 8-0 Salisbury 2-0 5-3 2-0 5-3 Lexington Central Davidson 0-2 5-3 West Davidson 0-2 4-4 0-2 2-6 East Davidson Friday’s games Salisbury 56, Central Davidson 37 Thomasville 63, East Davidson 6 Lexington 55, West Davidson 0 Next week’s games Lexington at Salisbury West Davidson at Thomasville Central Davidson at East Davidson

3A North Piedmont Overall NPC West Rowan 4-0 9-0 West Iredell 3-1 5-3 2-1 4-4 Statesville Carson 2-2 7-2 South Rowan 1-2 2-6 0-3 1-7 North Iredell East Rowan 0-3 1-7 Friday’s games West Rowan 40, Statesville 0 Carson 56, North Iredell 14 West Iredell 37, South Rowan 21 Next week’s games South Rowan at Carson East Rowan at West Rowan West Iredell at West Wilkes Statesville at North Iredell

3A South Piedmont SPC Overall A.L. Brown 4-0 7-1 3-1 5-3 Concord Hickory Ridge 3-1 4-4 Cox Mill 2-2 5-3 2-2 4-4 NW Cabarrus Robinson 2-2 4-4 Mount Pleasant 0-4 2-6 0-4 0-8 Central Cabarrus Friday’s games A.L. Brown 21, Mt. Pleasant 13 Cox Mill 20, Concord 13 Robinson 35, Central Cabarrus 28 NW Cabarrus 10, Hickory Ridge 7 Next week’s games A.L. Brown at Hickory Ridge Concord at Mt. Pleasant Central Cabarrus at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at Robinson

4A Central Piedmont Overall CPC North Davidson 2-0 7-1 Mount Tabor 2-0 7-1 2-0 4-4 Davie County West Forsyth 0-2 6-2 Reagan 0-2 4-4 0-2 0-8 R.J. Reynolds Friday’s games Davie 21, West Forsyth 17 Mount Tabor 39, R.J. Reynolds 7 North Davidson 24, Reagan 14 Next week’s games Mount Tabor at Davie Reagan at West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson

How They Fared Class 4A 1. Butler (8-0) beat Ardrey Kell 46-15. 2. Mallard Crk. (8-0) beat North Meck 48-0. 3. Britt (8-0) beat Pine Forest 67-13. 4. Richmond Co. (7-1) beat Swett 34-14. 5. A.C. Reynolds (7-1) beat Enka 69-17. 6. Rolesville (8-1) lost to Wakefield 31-21. 7. Hillside (8-0) beat Jordan 34-14. 8. Gbo. Smith (9-0) beat Page 28-18. 9. Mt. Tabor (7-1) beat R.J.Reynolds 39-7. 10. New Bern (7-0) beat Hoggard 27-7. Class 3A 1. W. Rowan (9-0) beat Statesville 40-0. 2. Catholic (9-0) beat Waddell 49-12. 3. Hibriten (81-) beat S. Caldwell 44-7. 4. Burns (7-1) beat E. Rutherford 52-18. 5. N. Guilford (7-1) beat McMichael 49-6. 6. Marvin Ridge (6-2) lost to Sun Valley 9-7. 7. S. Nash (6-2) lost to N. Nash 21-7. 8. Crest (6-1) beat North Gaston 31-3. 9. Hope Mills Gray’s Creek (7-1) idle. 10. Hunt (7-1) beat Rocky Mount 14-7. Class 2A 1. Reidsville (7-1) lost to Cummings 28-7. 2. Tarboro (8-0) beat Kinston 41-14. 3. Lincolnton (8-0) beat E. Lincoln 42-28. 4. Thomasville (8-0) beat E. Davidson 63-6. 5. Starmount (8-0) beat W. Wilkes 55-7. 6. SW Edgecombe (8-1) beat N. Pitt 40-6. 7. N-Conover (8-0) beat Bunker Hill 65-32. 8. Kinston (7-2) lost to Tarboro 41-14. 9. S. Iredell (8-0) beat Draughn 49-14. 10. Polk (7-1) beat Avery County 36-12. Class 1A 1. W-Rose Hill (8-0) beat Pender 29-22. 2. Pender (6-1) lost to W-Rose Hill 29-22. 3. Albemarle (7-1) beat N. Rowan 44-14. 4. Plymouth (8-0) beat Riverside 41-20. 5. SW Onslow (7-1) beat Pamlico 52-7. 6. Avery (6-2) lost to Polk County 36-12. 7. Mt. Airy (6-2) beat North Surry 37-7. 8. W. Montgomery (6-2) beat S. Stanly 45-35. 9. Hendersonville (6-2) beat Mitchell 35-14. T10. Murphy (7-2) beat Andrews 56-14. T10. Riverside (6-2) lost to Plymouth 41-20.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets 4 1 0 .800 135 81 New England 3 1 0 .750 131 96 Miami 2 2 0 .500 66 92 Buffalo 0 5 0 .000 87 161 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 3 2 0 .600 118 136 Jacksonville 3 2 0 .600 107 137 Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 132 95 Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 136 101 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 92 72 Pittsburgh 3 1 0 .750 86 50 Cincinnati 2 3 0 .400 100 102 Cleveland 1 4 0 .200 78 97 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 3 1 0 .750 77 57 Oakland 2 3 0 .400 111 134 Denver 2 3 0 .400 104 116 San Diego 2 3 0 .400 140 106 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 3 2 0 .600 89 92 N.Y. Giants 3 2 0 .600 106 98 Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 122 103 Dallas 1 3 0 .250 81 87 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 4 1 0 .800 113 70 Tampa Bay 3 1 0 .750 74 80 New Orleans 3 2 0 .600 99 102


0 5 0 .000 52 110 North L T Pct PF PA Chicago 1 0 .800 92 74 2 0 .600 119 89 Green Bay Minnesota 3 0 .250 63 67 Detroit 4 0 .200 126 112 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 3 2 0 .600 88 138 Seattle 2 2 0 .500 75 77 2 3 0 .400 83 96 St. Louis San Francisco 0 5 0 .000 76 130 Sunday’s games Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m., CBS Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m., FOX New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m., FOX Indianapolis at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincy, Arizona, CAROLINA Monday’s game Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. W 4 3 1 1

Auto racing Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 334 laps, 130.1 rating, 190 points, $287,256. 2. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 334, 143.8, 180, $212,004. 3. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 334, 108.9, 170, $194,353. 4. (23) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 334, 112.7, 165, $139,400. 5. (22) Greg Biffle, Ford, 334, 99, 160, $126,000. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 334, 92.9, 155, $144,551. 7. (12) Joey Logano, Toyota, 334, 110.7, 151, $136,626. 8. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 334, 100.2, 147, $123,365. 9. (16) David Reutimann, Toyota, 334, 96, 138, $116,206. 10. (26) David Ragan, Ford, 334, 85.7, 134, $89,125. 11. (34) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 334, 89.6, 135, $99,400. 12. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 334, 87.2, 132, $97,198. 13. (32) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 334, 70, 124, $119,498. 14. (4) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 334, 108.8, 126, $110,356. 15. (13) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 334, 99.5, 118, $82,950. 16. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 334, 72.5, 115, $110,698. 17. (20) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 334, 74.4, 117, $79,800. 18. (7) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 334, 72, 114, $139,201. 19. (21) Scott Speed, Toyota, 334, 70.7, 106, $107,173. 20. (18) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 334, 75.4, 108, $80,300. 21. (29) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 334, 66.2, 100, $79,625. 22. (30) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 333, 57.2, 97, $110,551. 23. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 333, 87.1, 99, $94,823. 24. (5) Paul Menard, Ford, 333, 73.8, 91, $103,940. 25. (3) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 333, 71, 93, $66,025. 26. (9) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 332, 63.4, 85, $95,535. 27. (31) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 332, 53.9, 82, $87,210. 28. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 332, 46.1, 84, $76,300. 29. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 331, 56.8, 76, $110,248. 30. (15) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 331, 51.7, 73, $75,950. 31. (42) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 331, 39.4, 70, $65,250. 32. (41) Dave Blaney, Ford, 331, 37, 67, $78,598. 33. (39) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 327, 38.2, 64, $76,923. 34. (38) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 315, 31.8, 61, $64,775. 35. (37) Bill Elliott, Ford, 305, 35.6, 58, $63,625. 36. (11) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 272, 29.9, 55, $101,079. 37. (35) Patrick Carpentier, Ford, accident, 217, 38.2, 57, $71,325. 38. (25) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 214, 44, 49, $105,690. 39. (33) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, rear gear, 127, 35, 51, $63,075. 40. (19) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, accident, 122, 47.7, 43, $70,950. 41. (43) Jeff Green, Toyota, transmission, 91, 32, 40, $62,795. 42. (28) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, rear gear, 89, 29.4, 37, $62,670. 43. (40) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, ignition, 73, 34.2, 34, $63,060. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 140.391 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 34 minutes, 7 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.866 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 39 laps. Lead Changes: 27 among 19 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Gordon 1-7; C.Edwards 8; Ky.Busch 9-25; D.Gilliland 26; M.McDowell 27-28; Ky.Busch 29-76; M.Martin 77; J.Burton 78; J.Montoya 79-80; M.Kenseth 81; C.Bowyer 82; P.Carpentier 83; Ky.Busch 84-127; M.Martin 128-135; J.McMurray 136-169; Ky.Busch 170-173; D.Hamlin 174; J.Logano 175; K.Harvick 176; G.Biffle 177; C.Edwards 178; J.McMurray 179-188; J.Johnson 189-203; Ky.Busch 204-292; R.Sorenson 293; A.Allmendinger 294-298; Ky.Busch 299-313; J.McMurray 314-334. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 6 times for 217 laps; J.McMurray, 3 times for 65 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 15 laps; M.Martin, 2 times for 9 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 7 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 5 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 2 laps; M.McDowell, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 1 lap; G.Biffle, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Logano, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Harvick, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Sorenson, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Burton, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap; P.Carpentier, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 5,843; 2. D.Hamlin, 5,802; 3. K.Harvick, 5,766; 4. J.Gordon, 5,687; 5. Ky.Busch, 5,666; 6. T.Stewart, 5,666; 7. C.Edwards, 5,643; 8. G.Biffle, 5,618; 9. Ku.Busch, 5,606; 10. J.Burton, 5,604; 11. M.Kenseth, 5,587; 12. C.Bowyer, 5,543.

Baseball LCS schedules American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York 6, Texas 5 Saturday, Oct. 16 Texas 7, New York 2, Series tied 1-1 Monday, Oct. 18 Texas (Lee 12-9) at New York (Pettitte 11-3), 8:07 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas (Hunter 13-4) at New York (Burnett 10-15), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Texas at New York, 4:07 p.m., if needed Friday, Oct. 22 New York at Texas, 8:07 p.m., if needed Saturday, Oct. 23 New York at Texas, 8:07 p.m., if needed

National League Saturday, Oct. 16 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3, San Francisco leads 1-0 Sunday, Oct. 17 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Cain 13-11), 4:19 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 San Francisco at Philadelphia, 3:57 p.m. or 7:57 p.m.


SCOREBOARD Sunday, Oct. 24 San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m.

Saturday’s boxes

Catawba soccer teams split

Rangers 7, Yankees 2 New York ab Jeter ss 4 Grndrs cf 2 Teixeir 1b 4 Rdrgz 3b 5 Cano 2b 5 Swisher rf 3 Posada c 3 Brkmn dh 3 Gardnr lf 2 Thams lf 2 Totals 33

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Texas h bi ab 1 0 Andrus ss 4 0 0 MYong 3b 5 0 0 JHmltn cf 1 1 0 Guerrr dh 5 2 1 N.Cruz rf 4 1 0 Kinsler 2b 3 1 0 DvMrp lf 3 1 1 Francr rf 1 0 0 BMolin c 4 0 0 Morlnd 1b 3 7 2 Totals 33

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New York 000 101 000 — 2 Texas 122 020 00x — 7 Dp — New York 2. Lob — New York 12, Texas 9. 2b — Cano (1), Swisher (1), M.young (2), N.cruz 2 (2), Dav.murphy (1), B.molina (1). 3b — Kinsler (1). Hr — Cano (2), Dav.murphy (1). Sb — Andrus 2 (2), J.Hamilton 2 (3). S — Kinsler. IP H R ER BB SO New York L,0-1 4 10 7 7 3 3 Chamberlain 1 1 0 0 0 2 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 2 D.Robertson 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Logan Mitre 1 0 0 0 2 1 Texas 2 6 2 2 3 6 C.lewis W,1-0 5 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Rapada 1 1 0 0 1 1 Ogando 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 D.Oliver 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 O’Day 1 0 0 0 2 1 N.Feliz P.Hughes pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP — by C.Lewis (Granderson). WP — P.Hughes, C.Lewis. T — 3:52. A — 50,362 (49,170).

Giants 4, Phillies 3 San Francisco Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi ATorrs cf 5 0 1 0 Victorn cf 5 0 0 0 Snchz 2b 5 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 4 0 1 0 A.Huff 1b 4 0 1 0 Utley 2b 3 1 1 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 0 1 0 Posey c 4 1 1 0 Werth rf 3 1 2 2 Burrell lf 3 0 2 1 Rollins ss 4 0 0 0 Schrhlt rf 1 1 0 0 Ibanez lf 3 0 0 0 Uribe ss 4 0 1 1 C.Ruiz c 3 1 1 1 Fntent 3b 4 0 1 0 WValdz pr 0 0 0 0 C.Ross r 3 2 2 2 Hallady p 2 0 1 0 Linccm p 3 0 0 0 DBrwn ph 1 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ishikaw 1b0 0 0 0 Lidge p Gload ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 33 3 7 3 San Francisco 001 012 000 — 4 001 002 000 — 3 Philadelphia Dp — San Francisco 1. Lob — San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 7. 2b — Burrell (1), Polanco (1), Howard (1). Hr —C.Ross 2 (2), Werth (1), C.ruiz (1). Sb — Fontenot (1). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Lincecum W,1-0 7 6 3 3 3 8 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Ja.lopez H,1 1 0 0 0 4 Br.wilson S,1-1 11⁄3 Philadelphia Halladay L,0-1 7 8 4 4 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 Madson Lidge 1 1 0 0 1 2 HBP — by Br.Wilson (C.Ruiz), by Lidge (Ishikawa). PB — Posey. T – 2:59. A — 45,929 (43,651).

NBA Preseason Saturday’s Games Houston 95, New Jersey 85 CHARLOTTE 97, Detroit 94 Orlando 105, Chicago 67 Utah 103, L.A. Clippers 91 Boston 97, New York 84 Memphis 91, Milwaukee 77 Atlanta 84, New Orleans 74 Golden State at Portland, 10 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Phoenix at Toronto, 1 p.m. Washington at New York, 6 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Minnesota at Sioux Falls, SD, 8 p.m.

Bobcats 97, Pistons 94 DETROIT (94) Prince 2-9 2-2 7, Villanueva 7-13 1-2 19, B.Wallace 1-2 0-2 2, Bynum 4-7 0-2 8, Gordon 2-10 4-4 10, Stuckey 9-17 6-6 25, Daye 5-11 2-2 14, Monroe 4-12 1-4 9, Summers 03 0-0 0. Totals 34-84 16-24 94. CHARLOTTE (97) G.Wallace 2-6 5-6 9, Diaw 5-9 0-0 11, Mohammed 0-4 0-0 0, Augustin 2-5 11-14 16, Jackson 4-8 3-4 12, Diop 3-3 0-1 6, Thomas 7-12 9-11 23, Henderson 1-4 0-0 2, Carroll 0-1 0-0 0, D.Brown 5-7 5-7 15, Collins 1-2 00 3, Miles 0-1 0-0 0, Rogers 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-64 33-43 97. Detroit 15 29 25 25 — 94 Charlotte 23 22 21 31 — 97 3-Point Goals — Detroit 10-21 (Villanueva 4-6, Gordon 2-4, Daye 2-4, Stuckey 1-1, Prince 1-3, Bynum 0-1, Summers 0-2), Charlotte 4-12 (Jackson 1-2, Diaw 1-2, Collins 12, Augustin 1-4, Henderson 0-1, G.Wallace 0-1). Fouled Out —  None. Rebounds — Detroit 53 (Monroe 8), Charlotte 49 (Thomas 7). Assists — Detroit 20 (Bynum, Stuckey 5), Charlotte 23 (Augustin 8). Total Fouls — Detroit 30, Charlotte 21. Technicals — Detroit defensive three second 2, Diaw, G.Wallace. A — 6,847 (18,000).

NHL Schedule EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF N.Y. Islanders 5 2 1 2 6 18 Pittsburgh 6 3 3 0 6 18 Philadelphia 5 2 2 1 5 11 N.Y. Rangers 3 1 1 1 3 13 New Jersey 6 1 4 1 3 10 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Toronto 4 4 0 0 8 16 Montreal 5 3 1 1 7 14 3 2 1 0 4 9 Boston Ottawa 5 1 3 1 3 10 Buffalo 6 1 4 1 3 12 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 5 4 1 0 8 17 Tampa Bay 4 3 1 0 6 12 Carolina 3 2 1 0 4 8 Atlanta 4 2 2 0 4 13 Florida 4 2 2 0 4 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Nashville 4 3 0 1 7 13 Detroit 5 3 1 1 7 14 Chicago 6 3 2 1 7 20 St. Louis 4 2 1 1 5 12 Columbus 4 2 2 0 4 10 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Colorado 5 3 2 0 6 16 Edmonton 3 2 1 0 4 9 Minnesota 4 1 2 1 3 10 Vancouver 4 1 2 1 3 7 Calgary 3 1 2 0 2 3 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Dallas 4 4 0 0 8 16 Los Angeles 4 3 1 0 6 10 San Jose 2 1 0 1 3 5 Phoenix 3 1 1 1 3 6 Anaheim 5 1 3 1 3 10 Saturday’s Games Dallas 3, St. Louis 2, SO Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1 Montreal 4, Ottawa 3 Boston 4, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Colorado 2 Florida 6, Tampa Bay 0 Washington 3, Nashville 2, OT Columbus 3, Minnesota 2 Chicago 4, Buffalo 3 Detroit 2, Phoenix 1, OT Edmonton at Calgary, late Atlanta at San Jose, late Sunday’s Games Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Carolina at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Carolina at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

GA 16 14 14 13 21 GA 9 13 6 16 18 GA 11 14 7 14 5 GA 9 12 18 9 12 GA 18 6 11 11 8 GA 10 6 5 7 21

From staff reports

Catawba’s men’s soccer team lost to Lincoln Memorial 1-0 at Frock Field on Saturday. Lucas Pereira scored just before the half for the Railsplitters. Catawba (7-6-1, 1-5) had nine shots in the second half but couldn’t break through. Keeper Luke McCarthy made seven stops for the Indians in a physical match.  Erinn Wescoat’s goal with five seconds remaining lifted Catawba’s women’s soccer team to a 3-2 win against Lincoln Memorial at Frock Field on Saturday. Juliana Conte’s cross led to the winning goal. Catawba (6-5-2, 2-3-1 SAC) ended a four-game losing streak. Wescoat followed up a shot by Conte and scored for a 2-1 lead in the final five minutes. Athena Bless scored the other Catawba goal in the 29th minute. Lindsay Webster made seven saves.  Pfeiffer’s women’s soccer team rolled over Converse 3-0 at Lefko Field on Saturday. Pfeiffer (8-5, 5-2 Conference Carolinas) honored six seniors.

 College volleyball

the fourth time in five races. He was second overall with a time of Catawba’s volleyball team was 26:45 in an 8K race. swept 25-21, 27-25, 25-18 by Carson-Newman in Jefferson City,  8th-grade football Tenn., on Friday. Corriher-Lipe beat Southeast Kaitlyn Whitmer had 17 kills 30-8 on Wednesday. for Catawba (9-11, 4-8).  On Saturday, Catawba ralQwan Rhyne rushed for touchlied to beat Lincoln Memorial 16- downs of 11, 26 and 54 yards to 25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-20, 15-10. lead the Yellow Jackets. Shay Meeks led Catawba with A-Rod Kennerly scored on a 514 kills. Libero Jenny Young had yard run and passed to Burke 26 digs. Fulcher for a two-point conver Livingstone fell to North sion. Jose Sanchez kicked a PAT. Greenville 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 in James Littlejohn had tackle in Tigerville, S.C., on Friday. the end zone for a safety. The Lashaundra Ferguson led the Corriher-Lipe defense was led by Blue Bears with 14 kills Fresh- Jon Fleming, Alex Parham and man Janell John recorded two Grex Urey. Urey had a fumble solo blocks. recovery.

 Cross country

 Junior Bobcats

Both Catawba cross country teams posted sixth-place finishes at the Royal Cross Country Challenge at Charlotte’s McAlpine Park on Friday. Catawba’s Olivia Myers ran a career-best 20:08 in the 5K women’s race and was ninth overall. Catawba’s Christian Crifasi topped Division II runners for

Salisbury Park and Recreation Junior Bobcats boys basketball registration for ages 7-15 is under way at Hall Gym, 1400 West Bank St., through Oct. 22. Practices begin the first of November and games the first of December. Contact Larry Jones ( or C.M. Yates ( at (704) 638-5289.

Purdue standout will miss season Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Robbie Hummel is injured again. Purdue announced that the versatile forward will miss the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice on Saturday. It’s the same knee he injured Feb. 24 against Minnesota, knocking him out for the remainder of last season. He had surgery in March and expected to be ready for his senior season. It’s a major a blow for a team many experts predicted to be a Final Four contender. “This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he worked so hard to return from the tear he suffered in February,” coach Matt Painter said. “As he begins his rehab and recovery, we’ll persevere together and provide Robbie with all the support possible. I have no doubt he’ll continue to play a pivotal role this season as a leader of our team.” Hummel was second on the team last season with 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds a game. The Boilermakers were ranked No. 3 in the nation when he was hurt, then stumbled at first without him, before recovering to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Hummel also missed significant time his sophomore year with a back injury. “Rob does something for us offensively and defensively that balances our team,” Painter said in February 2009, while Hummel was recovering from his injury. “He’s a facilitator. He moves the basketball, he makes the extra pass, he gets the ball inside. “Some of the basic things that don’t show up in a box score is what we miss.” NHL PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals 90 seconds apart in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Saturday night. In 17 regular-season games in Philadelphia, Crosby has 13 goals and 28 points. Overall against the Flyers, the Penguins captain has posted 26 goals and 59 points in 33 games. Mark Letestu, Chris Kunitz and Matt Cooke also had goals for Pittsburgh, which won its

MCMURRAY FROM 1B Busch led a race-high 218 laps but had to settle for second in a Toyota after McMurray easily passed him on the restart. Busch had to hang on for his spot when four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson charged hard over the closing laps. “Nobody can put it perspective for me, it’s very, very disappointing,” said Busch, who was apoplectic on his radio about the debris caution that wiped out his lead. He also ranted about the restart that allowed McMurray to move ahead of him, and refused to accept that second place

second straight to improve to 33 this season. The Penguins beat the New York Islanders in overtime on Friday night for their first victory in their new home arena. The Penguins, who avenged an opening-night loss to the Flyers last Thursday at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, fired 30 shots at Philadelphia rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Bruins 4, Devils 1 NEWARK, N.J. — Rookie Jordan Caron sparked Boston’s four-goal second period with his first NHL tally, and Tim Thomas made 31 saves in a win over New Jersey. Michael Ryder, Shawn Thornton and Milan Lucic also scored for the Bruins, who played their first game since opening the season by splitting two games in the Czech Republic against the Phoenix Coyotes. Islanders 5, Avalanche 2 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Milan Jurcina scored twice and Dwayne Roloson stopped 28 shots as the New York Islanders beat Colorado. Josh Bailey, Michael Grabner and John Tavares also scored for the Islanders, who won their second straight at home. Panthers 6, Lightning 0 SUNRISE, Fla. — David Booth had two goals for Florida, which jumped out to a big lead and handed Tampa Bay its first loss of the season. Cory Stillman, Booth, Steven Reinprecht, and Dennis Wideman each scored in the first period. Booth added his second, and Rostislav Olesz also scored in the third. Canadiens 4, Senators 3 MONTREAL — Tomas Plekanec scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 remaining to give Montreal a win over Ottawa. Plekanec put a rebound of Andrei Kostitsyn’s shot past Brian Elliott as Montreal rallied from a 3-1 deficit after Ottawa scored two goals 53 seconds apart midway through the second period. Capitals 3, Predators 2, OT NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brooks Laich tipped in Alex Ovechkin’s slap shot at 1:44 of overtime, finishing Washington’s rally to a win against Nashville. The Capitals trailed 2-0 heading into the third period, but Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischman scored to force overtime.

Blue Jackets 3, Wild 2 ST. PAUL, Minn. — R.J. Umberger scored a short-handed goal with just more than nine minutes to play and Mathieu Garon made 21 saves as Columbus beat Minnesota. Blackhawks 4, Sabres 3 CHICAGO — Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game with 7:08 left in the third, powering Chicago over Buffalo. Stars 3, Blues 2, SO DALLAS — Brad Richards, Loui Eriksson and Mike Ribeiro scored in Dallas’ perfect shootout and lifted the Stars to a come-from-behind victory over St. Louis. Red Wings 2, Coyotes 1, OT GLENDALE, Ariz. — Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal 4:44 into a wild overtime to give Detroit a win over Phoenix in the Coyotes’ home opener. NBA COLUMBIA, S.C. — Charlotte coach Larry Brown wasn’t too pleased that the Bobcats’ game Saturday night got close in the end, but if it was going to happen, at least they got to work on late-game situations. D.J. Augustin and Derrick Brown combined for 10 of 12 free throws in the final 1:03 to help Charlotte to its first win of the exhibition season, a 97-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons (2-4). PGA SAN MARTIN, Calif. — Rocco Mediate holed out with a pitching wedge from 111 yards on the par-5 15th hole for his third eagle of the week and finished with a 4-under 67 to maintain a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Open. The 47-year-old Mediate, looking for his first PGA Tour victory in eight years, became the first player to make three eagles in a tournament since Tiger Woods in the 1998 Sprint International. Mediate had a hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole Thursday and holed out from 160 yards Friday on the par-4 fourth hole. He had a 17-under 196 total on the CordeValle Golf Club course in the Fall Series event. LPGA DANVILLE, Calif. — Michele Redman holed out from 126 yards for an eagle on the par-4 18th holefor a 4under 68 and a share of the third-round lead in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge with Spain’s Beatriz Recari and South Korea’s Ilhee Lee.

was a decent day. Johnson, who spun early and dropped to 37th, completed an improbable comeback in his Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin was fourth in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and lost more ground to Johnson in the Chase race. “I’m so relieved. I’m glad to be sitting in here in third spot and leading the points,” Johnson said. “It’s amazing what goes through your mind when you’re sliding sideways on the back straightaway. I saw my hard work for the year and dreams of being a fivetime champion go away, and fortunately I got the car turned away from the inside wall. “At that point, it kind of scared me straight. Like, OK, just stay smooth, we can salvage a decent

finish. Maybe we don’t win, maybe we don’t be in the top five, but I know we can get a good finish out of this if we can keep our composure and we did.” With five races remaining, Johnson holds a 41-point lead over Hamlin. They go next to Martinsville Speedway, where Johnson and Hamlin have combined to win the last eight races. Greg Biffle and Roush-Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth finished fifth and sixth in Fords, Joey Logano was seventh to put all three JGR cars in the top seven. Kevin Harvick was eighth and maintained the third spot in the standings, but dropped 77 points behind Johnson. David Reutimann and David Ragan rounded out the top 10.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 • 3B


Blue Bears shut out in Winston Staff report

Livingstone’s football t e a m 58 was domWSSU Livingstone 0 inated on the road by Winston-Salem State. The Rams, bouncing back from a loss to St. Augustine’s, beat the Blue Bears in every statistical category and romped 58-0. Tyheim Pitt played well for Livingstone’s defense, recording eight tackles, including three for loss. Devonta Harmon also had eight stops. Kenneth White PITT and Aaron Williams made six tackles each. Livingstone quarterback Levon Stanley was sacked six times and intercepted once. He threw for 80 yards. The Blue Bears never their got ground game untracked, settling fora meager 29 yards in 33 attempts. STANLEY Stanley was the leading rusher with 20 net yards. The Rams (7-1, 5-1) rushed for 292 yards and passed for 182 against a Livingstone defense that took the field without standouts Bryan Aycoth and Shawntez Jones. Nicholas Cooper rushed 19 times for 175 yards to lead the Rams, while Kameron Smith threw two touchdown passes to Jahuann Butler. Akeem Ward produced two sacks. Winston-Salem State took advantage of a short field to score on its second possession. Smith’s 33-yard TD pass to Butler opened the scoring with 7:44 to play in the first quarter, and Landon Thayer kicked the first of his seven PATs. Cooper’s 23-yard scoring burst made it 14-0 late in the first quarter of the CIAA contest. Livingstone’s first possession in the second quarter may have been the low point of a difficult season. The Blue Bears (0-8, 0-4) started on their 45 but wound up punting out of their end zone. A running play with Terril Gourdine carrying lost 6 yards on first down. Stanley was sacked for a loss of 9 on second down. Jamel Moore replaced Stanley and was sacked for a loss of 25 on third down. On fourth-and-50, Logan Haynes punted, and WSSU’s promptly Dominique Fitzgerald returned the kick 35 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead. Then the Rams scored 17 points in the last four minutes of the first half to put the game away. Butler reeled in a 53-yard scoring pass from Smith, Cooper broke a 54-yard run, and Thayer booted a 45-yard field goal on the last snap of the half to make it 38-0. WSSU tacked on three TDs in the second half. Livingstone is at Fayetteville State next Saturday.

WssU 58, Livingstone 0 First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passing (C-A-I) Punting Fumbles-Lost Penalties Livingstone W-salem st.

LC Ws 7 21 29 292 80 182 8-20-1 10-16-0 9-37.4 3-47.7 2-2 1-0 8-70 5-48

0 0 0 14 24 13

0 — 0 7 — 58

WS — Butler 33 pass from Smith (Thayer kick), 7:44, 1st WS — Cooper 23 run (Thayer kick), 2:47, 1st WS — Fitzgerald 35 punt return (Thayer kick), 13:53, 2nd WS — Butler 53 pass from Smith (Thayer kick), 4:02, 2nd WS — Cooper 54 run (Thayer kick), 2:30, 2nd WS — Thayer 45 FG, 0:00, 2nd WS — Cooper 5 run (kick failed), 9:22, 3rd WS — Spriggs 6 run (Thayer kick), 0:16, 3rd WS — Kinzer 20 pass from Hawkins (Thayer kick), 4:31, 4th individual statistics Rushing — LC: Stanly 12-20; Haynes 2-16; Gourdine 12-12; Mishoe 2-8; WS: Cooper 19-175; Spriggs 7-40; Thomas 7-36; Hickman 5-34. Passing — LC: Stanly 8-20-1, 80; Moore 0-0-0, 0. WS: Smith 7-10-0, 132; Hawkins 3-5-0, 50. Pass receiving — LC: McFadden 2-24; Harris 2-20; Holland 2-10; Harrison 1-14. WS: Butler 2-86; Fitzgerald 2-28; Akinbiyi 1-23; Kinzer 1-20.


Catawba coach Chip Hester makes a point while being surrounded by quarterbacks Chance Green (left), Daniel Griffith (5) and Jacob Charest (12).

INDIANS FROM 1B Catawba had reason to believe it had finally roadblocked a methodical, clockburning drive by the Eagles, who had started on their 8 with 12:05 left. A diving tackle by Rolle had wrecked a third-down play on the edge for a 3-yard loss. Carson-Newman lined up to punt facing fourth-and-6 at the Catawba 37, but coach Ken Sparks is an unusually crafty 63-year-old. Back Jamie Bennett took the snap. He rumbled 12 yards to move the chains, and the clock rolled along with the Eagles. When Brandon Baker capped the 92-yard drive with a 4-yard TD run, it was 28-16 with only 2:39 remaining. “Carson-Newman’s a great football team, and when you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile,” Hester said. The game got out of hand when Jaycob Coleman and Oliver Davis returned picks for TDs in the final 79 seconds. “On that faked punt, I was just very focused on them punting,” Rolle said. “Just a good call by them.” Catawba specials teams had covered kickoffs like demons, but the Indians were victims of trickery on one perfectly executed play. “We got caught completely off-guard,” special-teams ace Aaron Cauble said. “Their outside guy had been washing out all day, and all of a sudden, he’s blocking down. That’s when I start thinking, ‘Uh, oh. Something’s up.’ ” It was Sparks’ 291st career win, tops in Division II. He’s won 27 times against Catawba. The loss was costly as the Indians (4-2, 2-1 SAC) fell into a four-way tie for second place. Mars Hill owns the only unbeaten record in a balanced league where 5-2 might earn


Catawba receiver Brandon Bunn (7) fights for extra yardage against Oliver Davis. a tie for first. “This was the game I wanted to win most, so it’s disappointing,” Cauble said. “But we’re not out of anything.” Catawba couldn’t have started better, scoring on its first two possessions with crisp drives of 63 and 55 yards. Patrick Dennis threw a 13-yard pass to Gerron Bryant to finish one drive. Josh Wright, who had 105 rushing yards, crashed into the box from the 2 for the second TD. Thomas Trexler’s second PAT failed, but Catawba led 13-7 early in the second quarter. “We were focused on just one thing — winning this ballgame,” Carson-Newman quarterback Doug Belk said. “We had a very hard loss to Wingate last week, and Catawba came out very fast and strong at us today. But I was able to look at the defense and check to good plays. We had long drives. That let our defense get some rest, and it had to wear them down some.” Down six, Carson-Newman

was in desperation mode on its next possession, going for it on fourth-and-1 from its 24. The gamble paid off when Nate Inman ran for the first down. That conversion was critical in a game-changing drive that produced no points but lasted 20 plays and deleted nine minutes from the Shuford Stadium scoreboard. The Indians finally stopped the Eagles at the Catawba 39 when Julian Hartsell put a hard rush on Belk on a thirddown pass attempt. Carson-Newman punted, but Catawba went three-andout with three pass plays. A weary defense had to trudge right back on the field. This time, Inman popped a 60-yard run up the gut for a touchdown. After Matt Gossett’s PAT, the Eagles had their first lead at 14-13 with 2:29 left in the half. Catawba wanted to push into field-goal range prior to the half, but Dennis was sacked on second down. Looking for Brandon Bunn on third

down, Dennis was intercepted by Tarvin Jones. He snared a tipped ball and returned it Carson-newman 42, Catawba 16 to the Catawba 37. C-n CAT “They adjusted after our First downs 19 17 good start,” Wright said. Rushing yardage 316 130 42 165 “They started bringing a lot Passing yardage (C-A-I) 2-7-0 17-26-4 more pressure and bringing it Passing Punting 4-43.0 2-34.0 from some different places.” Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 10-76 2-14 Carson-Newman fooled the Penalties Indians after the pick. Baker Carson-newman 7 14 0 21 — 42 7 6 0 3 — 16 swept toward the Catawba Catawba sideline but pulled up and CAT — Bryant 13 pass from Dennis (Trexler threw downfield to wide-open kick), 6:59, 1st CN — Belk 11 run (Gossett kick), 2:00, 1st Jason Brown for a 32-yard CAT — Wright 2 run (kick failed), 12:25, 2nd CN — Inman 60 run (Gossett kick), 2:29, score with 1:06 left in the half. The stunned Indians went to 2nd CN — Brown 32 pass from Baker (Gossett the locker room trailing 21-13. kick), 1:06, 2nd CAT — Trexler 38 FG, 12:11, 4th “We made them dig down CN — Baker 4 run (Gossett kick), 2:39, 4th pretty deep in their playbook CN — Coleman 62 interception return today, but they had great ex- (Gossett kick), 1:19, 4th CN — Davis 37 interception return ecution,” Hester said. (Gossett kick), 0:27, 4th individual statistics One of Carson-Newman’s — CN: Inman 26-162; Baker five sacks stopped Catawba’s 1 4Rushing -74; Belk 10-57; Bennett 3-17. first possession of the second C AT: Wright 19-105; Terwilliger 2-13; Rainey 1-11; Charest 1-(minus 4); Griffith half. Wright’s running 1-(minus 6);  Gaither 1-(minus 7); Dennis sparked a nice drive on the 4-(minus 19); Team 1-(minus 16) Passing — CN: Baker 1-1-0, 32; Belk next possession. 1-6-0, 10. CAT: Dennis 17-25-3, 165; On second-and-5 at the Car- Griffith 0-1-1, 0. Pass receiving — CN: Brown 2-42. son-Newman 12, Dennis fired Terwilliger 4-27; Peoples 3-41; Bunn for the end zone — Bunn and CAT: 2-34; Downs 2-23; Morman 2-12; Wright 2-11; Bryant 1-13; Charest 1-4. Eric Morman were both in the

SHAW FROM 1B And rightly so. Catawba entered the game unbeaten in the conference and tied for first place. This was going to be one of those statement games, a chance to alter the SAC landscape and trumpet its return to prominence. Instead, Carson-Newman scored three touchdowns in the final three minutes and muffled the Indians 4216, possibly car-jacking their postseason hopes in the process. “It’s Carson-Newman, man,” senior left guard Zane Gibson said. “You circle this game every year. I love and hate playing them. What’s disappointing is that it was our game to win. We had a chance. It hurts even more knowing we could have put ourselves in the driver’s seat and didn’t. I guess it’s all besides the point now.” Perhaps. But as statement games go, this one produced a number of questions. Where was the combatready Catawba defense that had yielded only 81.4 yards per game and carried the Indians to a 4-1 start? Not at Shuford Stadium, where Carson-Newman accumulated 310 yards on the ground. And where was the ferocious, sure-handed tackling that hadn’t allowed an opposing runner to reach 100 yards before slippery Nate Inman ripped off 162 yesterday?


Doug Belk pitches away from Alex Hartsell (96) and Corey Steward (93). Finally, who was that wearing No. 10 for Catawba and what did he do with the real Patrick Dennis? Half an hour after it ended, coach Chip Hester was reaching for answers but, to his credit, not excuses. “Part of it was Carson-Newman being Carson-Newman,” he said. “It’s what they do — and they’re good at it. When it’s all said and done, you’ve got to find ways to get your defense off the field. Offensively, you’ve got to keep drives going and can’t go three-and-out. In games like this, three-and-outs are amplified because you get fewer possessions.” Just the same, Catawba played well enough to trail only 21-16 early

vicinity — and Jones came up with another interception. “I wanted to be aggressive with our play calls, and it backfired,” Hester said. “We were running the ball so well, but we wanted to mix it up. Maybe we should’ve kept running it.” Early in the fourth quarter, Catawba had first-and-10 at the Carson-Newman 26 when an errant snap resulted in a disastrous 23-yard loss. A pair of passes to Chris Peoples moved the Indians back into field-goal range, and Trexler’s 38-yard boot made it 21-16 with 12:11 left. Nate Charest’s hustling tackle on the kickoff, plus a penalty, forced the Eagles to start at their 8. Eighteen plays later, one the huge faked punt, Baker was in the Catawba end zone. “It’s hard standing there and watching a running team like that make a long drive and keep the ball,” Bryant said.

in the fourth quarter. That’s when Carson-Newman initiated a dehydrating 18-play, 92-yard touchdown drive that melted nine minutes, 25 seconds off the stadium clock — leaving the Indians worn and battered. “You can’t blame anybody,” linebacker Cory Johnson insisted. “Sometimes that’s how the football rolls. The coaching staff had us prepared. We just didn’t execute on that drive.” Two decisive plays come to mind. Carson-Newman was awarded a first down in Catawba territory following a defensive holding call on cornerback Jumal Rolle with 7:49 to go. “As far as I could see, it wasn’t

holding at all,” defensive tackle Julian Hartsell said. “The guy tripped over his own feet. But, you can’t argue with the refs.” Only 5:30 remained when the guests caught Catawba off-guard and made the play of the game. On fourth-and-6 from the 37, the Eagles faked a punt and watched Anson County native Jamie Bennett skitter 12 yards for another first down. “That’s the play that decided the ballgame,” Hester said. “The turning point. Our guys were actually looking for it, and they still executed the play. It’s one of those things that if you catch that little crease, you’re running downhill.” Six plays later Carson-Newman was ahead 28-16. It padded its lead with a pair of interception returns for touchdowns in the final 1:19. “They should never have scored that many points,” Hartsell said. “We’re better than that.” The cold, hard, Sunday-morning truth is that a Catawba victory would have been sweeter than a glass of grandma’s iced tea. It’s pregame strategy didn’t entail a lategame collapse. “It’s disappointing,” Weedon said. “But it’s in the past. We’re moving on, and we’re still in the race.” He’s right. The Indians remain in contention for the conference title — dents and all — with a contest at Newberry looming next Saturday. “It’s a big game,” Hartsell said, “because it’s the next one.”

4B • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010

Regional Standings SAC SAC Overall Mars Hill 3-0 5-2 2-1 4-2 catawba Newberry 2-1 3-3 Wingate 2-1 4-2 2-1 4-3 carson-Newman Lenoir-rhyne 1-2 4-3 tusculum 0-3 4-3 0-3 3-4 Brevard Saturday’s results Mars Hill 48, Newberry 36 Wingate 33, tusculum 27 carson-Newman 42, catawba 16 Lenoir-rhyne 24, Brevard 8 Next Saturday’s games Mars Hill at carson-Newman, 1 p.m. Wingate at Brevard, 1 p.m. tusculum at Lenoir-rhyne, 2:30 p.m. catawba at Newberry, 4 p.m.

CIAA Northern CIAA Overall Bowie state 4-1 4-4 3-1 5-2 Virginia state chowan 3-1 3-4 elizabeth city state 3-2 4-3 2-3 2-5 Virginia Union st. paul’s 1-3 1-6 Lincoln 0-4 1-6 CIAA Overall Southern st. augustine’s 4-0 6-1 shaw 4-0 5-2 7-1 Winston-salem state 5-1 Fayetteville state 1-3 2-5 Johnson c. smith 0-4 1-6 0-4 0-8 Livingstone Saturday’s results Winston-salem state 58, Livingstone 0 chowan 31, st. paul’s 20 Virginia Union 44, J.c. smith 21 Bowie state 24, Lincoln 18 st. augustine’s 21, central state 14 shaw 34, Fayetteville state 27 Next Saturday’s games st. paul’s at Virginia Union, 1 p.m. elizabeth city state at Bowie state, 1 p.m. st. augustine’s at J.c. smith, 1 p.m. UNc pembroke at Winston-salem st., 1:30 Lincoln at Virginia state, 1:30 p.m. Livingstone at Fayetteville state, 2 p.m. chowan at shaw, 4 p.m.

Southern SC Overall 4-0 6-0 appalachian state Wofford 3-0 5-1 chattanooga 3-1 3-2 Furman 2-1 4-2 1-2 3-3 Georgia southern elon 1-2 2-4 samford 1-3 3-4 1-3 2-5 Western carolina the citadel 0-4 2-5 Saturday’s results Wofford 45, Western carolina 14 Furman 27, samford 10 appalachian state 39, the citadel 10 chattanooga 35, Georgia southern 27 Next Saturday’s games Georgia southern at the citadel, 1 p.m. Wofford at elon, 1:30 p.m. chattanooga at Furman, 2 p.m. appalachian st. at Western carolina, 3 p.m.

ACC Atlantic ACC Overall 4-0 6-1 Florida state N.c. state 2-1 5-2 Maryland 1-1 4-2 1-2 3-3 clemson Wake Forest 1-3 2-5 Boston college 0-3 2-4 ACC Overall Coastal Virginia tech 3-0 5-2 Georgia tech 3-1 5-2 2-1 4-2 Miami North carolina 2-1 4-2 Virginia 0-3 2-4 0-3 1-5 duke Saturday’s results east carolina 33, N.c. state 27, ot Florida state 24, Boston college 19 clemson 31, Maryland 7 Miami 28, duke 13 Georgia tech 42, Mid. tennessee 14 Virginia tech 52, Wake Forest 21 North carolina 44, Virginia 10 Next Saturday’s games duke at Virginia tech, Noon Maryland at Boston college, 1 p.m. Georgia tech at clemson, 3:30 p.m. eastern Michigan at Virginia, 6 p.m. North carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

SEC Eastern SEC Overall south carolina 2-2 4-2 2-3 4-3 Florida Georgia 2-3 3-4 Vanderbilt 1-2 2-4 1-3 4-3 Kentucky tennessee 0-3 2-4 Western SEC Overall 4-0 7-0 auburn LsU 4-0 7-0 alabama 3-1 6-1 2-2 5-2 Mississippi state arkansas 1-2 4-2 Mississippi 1-2 3-3 Saturday’s results Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 0 auburn 65, arkansas 43 Kentucky 31, south carolina 28 LsU 32, McNeese state 10 Mississippi state 10, Florida 7 alabama 23, ole Miss 10 Next Saturday’s games Mississippi at arkansas, 12:20 p.m. LsU at auburn, 3:30 p.m. alabama at tennessee, 7 p.m. UaB at Mississippi state, 7 p.m. south carolina at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.

Conference USA Eastern C-USA Overall 3-0 4-2 east carolina UcF 2-0 4-2 southern Miss 2-1 5-2 1-2 2-4 UaB Marshall 0-2 1-5 Memphis 0-4 1-6 C-USA Overall Western sMU 3-0 4-3 Houston 2-1 3-3 2-2 5-2 Utep tulsa 2-2 4-3 rice 1-2 2-5 tulane 0-2 2-4 Saturday’s results southern Miss 41, Memphis 19 east carolina 33, N.c. state 27, ot UaB 21, Utep 6 rice 34, Houston 31 Navy 28, sMU 21 tulsa 52, tulane 24 Next Saturday’s games Houston at sMU, 3:30 p.m. rice at UcF, 3:30 p.m. Marshall at east carolina, 4:15 p.m. UaB at Mississippi state, 7 p.m. tulane at Utep, 9:05 p.m.

National Other scores EAST Brown 17, princeton 13 Bucknell 24, Georgetown, d.c. 21 colgate 44, cornell 3 dartmouth 27, Holy cross 19 delaware 24, rhode island 17 duquesne 37, sacred Heart 17 Lafayette 28, stony Brook 21 Lehigh 21, Harvard 19 penn 27, columbia 13 pittsburgh 45, syracuse 14 richmond 11, Massachusetts 10 rutgers 23, army 20, ot san diego 14, Marist 10 temple 28, Bowling Green 27 Villanova 48, Maine 18 Yale 7, Fordham 6 SOUTH Bethune-cookman 14, s. carolina st. 0 coastal carolina 35, presbyterian 7 davidson 17, Morehead st. 10 delaware st. 31, N. carolina a&t 26 drake 14, campbell 12 Ferrum 28, Greensboro 20 Florida a&M 31, savannah st. 0 Gardner-Webb 35, chas. southern 25 Georgia st. 20, N.c. central 17, ot Grambling st. 38, alcorn st. 28 Hampton 7, Norfolk st. 6 Jackson st. 49, southern U. 45 Jacksonville st. 24, tennessee st. 0 Liberty 41, VMi 7

Louisiana tech 48, idaho 35 Louisiana-Monroe 35, W. Kentucky 30 troy 31, Louisiana-Lafayette 24 MIDWEST dayton 33, Butler 13 e. Michigan 41, Ball st. 38, ot illinois st. 34, N. dakota st. 24 indiana 36, arkansas st. 34 indiana st. 38, Missouri st. 35, ot iowa 38, Michigan 28 Jacksonville 86, Valparaiso 7 Miami (ohio) 27, cent. Michigan 20 Michigan st. 26, illinois 6 N. illinois 45, Buffalo 14 N. iowa 19, south dakota 14 Notre dame 44, W. Michigan 20 ohio 38, akron 10 purdue 28, Minnesota 17 s. dakota st. 31, s. illinois 10 texas 20, Nebraska 13 W. illinois 40, Youngstown st. 38 Wisconsin 31, ohio st. 18 SOUTHWEST ark.-pine Bluff 21, alabama a&M 14 Fla. international 34, North texas 10 Missouri 30, texas a&M 9 Nicholls st. 47, texas st. 45, 4ot oklahoma 52, iowa st. 0 oklahoma st. 34, texas tech 17 prairie View 45, Lincoln, Mo. 12 sam Houston st. 57, se Louisiana 7 south alabama 26, Lamar 0 stephen F.austin 30, cent. arkansas 7 tcU 31, BYU 3 FAR WEST arizona 24, Washington st. 7 Baylor 31, colorado 25 Boise st. 48, san Jose st. 0 colorado st. 43, UNLV 10 e. Washington 35, N. colorado 28 Montana 23, portland st. 21 N. arizona 34, Montana st. 7 san diego st. 27, air Force 25 southern cal 48, california 14 Utah 30, Wyoming 6 Weber st. 16, idaho st. 13

Summaries ECU 33, N.C. State 27 (OT) N.C. State East Carolina

0 21 0 6 0 — 27 21 3 0 3 6 — 33 First Quarter ecU—J.Williams 5 run (Barbour kick), 11:32. ecU—Lewis 11 pass from d.davis (Barbour kick), 3:49. ecU—J.Jones 3 pass from d.davis (Barbour kick), :05. Second Quarter Ncst—Graham 49 pass from r.Wilson (czajkowski kick), 13:09. Ncst—r.Wilson 2 run (czajkowski kick), 9:07. ecU—FG Barbour 35, 6:25. Ncst—Haynes 1 run (czajkowski kick), 1:44. Fourth Quarter Ncst—FG czajkowski 22, 11:47. Ncst—FG czajkowski 37, 2:59. ecU—FG Barbour 31, 1:04. Overtime ecU—d.davis 1 run (kick failed). a—50,410. NCSt ECU 26 24 First downs rushes-yards 39-154 33-120 passing 322 376 26-52-3 37-53-0 comp-att-int return Yards 0 76 punts-avg. 6-40.7 5-42.8 1-1 4-4 Fumbles-Lost penalties-Yards 6-49 10-90 time of possession 32:31 27:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—N.c. state, Greene 16-75, r.Wilson 10-37, Haynes 10-36, Washington 3-6. east carolina, ruffin 15-74, J.Williams 11-31, d.davis 5-19, Harris 1-(minus 1), team 1-(minus 3). passiNG—N.c. state, r.Wilson 26-52-3322. east carolina, d.davis 37-53-0-376. receiViNG—N.c. state, spencer 6-98, Williams 5-44, Haynes 4-33, Bryan 3-29, Graham 2-77, t.Gentry 2-17, payton 1-12, davis 1-5, Greene 1-5, J.smith 1-2. east carolina, Harris 9-91, Lewis 8-87, J.Williams 6-44, Bowman 5-93, ruffin 3-14, Bodenheimer 2-29, arrington 2-11, price 1-4, J.Jones 1-3.

Miami 28, Duke 13 Miami Duke

0 14 14 0 — 28 3 0 7 3 — 13 First Quarter duke—FG snyderwine 25, 14:07. Second Quarter Mia—Hankerson 14 pass from J.Harris (Bosher kick), 14:53. Mia — J.Harris 13 run (Bosher kick), 3:58. Third Quarter Mia—regis 22 interception return (Bosher kick), 14:11. duke — connette 1 run (snyderwine kick), 9:16. Mia — Berry 1 run (Bosher kick), 5:28. Fourth Quarter duke—FG snyderwine 43, 6:14. Mia Duke 22 22 First downs rushes-yards 42-224 41-105 passing 224 187 17-34-0 22-44-5 comp-att-int return Yards 22 (-2) punts-avg. 5-42.2 7-35.7 3-2 4-2 Fumbles-Lost penalties-Yards 12-90 4-25 time of possession 28:04 31:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—Miami, Berry 25-111, James 8-84, J.Harris 3-19, cooper 2-12, armstrong 1-0, team 3-(minus 2). duke, Hollingsworth 10-69, d.scott 7-34, snead 7-28, thompson 1-1, connette 11-(minus 2), renfree 5-(minus 25). passiNG — Miami, J.Harris 17-34-0-224. duke, renfree 18-38-5-157, connette 4-6-030. receiViNG — Miami, Hankerson 6-80, Benjamin 3-67, Byrd 2-33, cleveland 2-20, Gordon 1-9, a.Johnson 1-9, p.Hill 1-5, James 1-1. duke, Kelly 6-60, Varner 4-50, Vernon 3-33, Helfet 3-19, d.scott 2-16, t.Watkins 28, Hollingsworth 1-5, B.King 1-(minus 4).

Clemson 31, Maryland 7 0 7 0 0— 7 3 14 7 7 — 31 First Quarter clem—FG catanzaro 42, 13:10. Second Quarter Md—o’Brien 4 pass from scott (Baltz kick), 11:33. clem — ellington 87 kickoff return (catanzaro kick), 11:21. clem — Harper 1 run (catanzaro kick), :32. Third Quarter clem—ellington 1 run (catanzaro kick), 11:02. Fourth Quarter clem—Brewer 61 interception return (catanzaro kick), 5:31. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS rUsHiNG—Maryland, Meggett 8-29. clemson, K.parker 10-41, ellington 16-41, Harper 8-8. passiNG — Maryland, o’Brien 24-45-3302, scott 1-1-0-4, J.robinson 0-1-0-0. clemson, K.parker 7-20-0-106, Boyd 1-1-0-13. receiViNG — Maryland, cannon 7-67, Furstenburg 5-98, to.smith 4-55, Yeatman 3-41. clemson, McNeal 2-12, M.Jones 2-10, Harper 1-40. Maryland Clemson

Va. Tech 52, Wake 21 Wake Forest Virginia Tech

7 7 7 0 — 21 21 28 3 0 — 52 First Quarter Vt—thomas 2 pass from t.taylor (Hazley kick), 13:29. Vt—d.evans 5 run (Hazley kick), 7:36. Wake—J.Harris 33 run (Newman kick), 6:17. Vt—coale 25 pass from t.taylor (Hazley kick), 3:02. Second Quarter Vt—d.evans 8 run (Hazley kick), 12:34. Wake—J.Harris 87 run (Newman kick), 12:16. Vt—t.taylor 1 run (Hazley kick), 8:49. Vt—d.evans 1 run (Hazley kick), 3:36. Vt—Boykin 10 pass from t.taylor (Hazley kick), :52. Third Quarter Wake—Givens 78 pass from price (Newman kick), 11:35. Vt—FG Hazley 33, 4:52. a—66,233. Wake VT First downs 9 35 rushes-yards 25-254 54-291 passing 92 314 comp-att-int 4-17-0 22-35-0 return Yards 0 55 punts-avg. 8-35.3 2-47.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 penalties-Yards 8-75 4-35 time of possession 18:34 41:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—Wake Forest, J.Harris 20-241, campanaro 1-12, adams 2-2, price 2-(minus 1). Virginia tech, d.Wilson 15-105, d.evans 12-52, oglesby 4-44, Gregory 7-34, t.taylor 7-31, thomas 3-15, M.davis 1-12, roberts


COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2-5, team 3-(minus 7). passiNG—Wake Forest, price 3-16-0-92, s.Jones 1-1-0-0. Virginia tech, t.taylor 19-27-0-292, thomas 3-8-0-22. receiViNG—Wake Forest, Givens 2-84, Bohanon 1-8, Brown 1-0. Virginia tech, Boykin 8-62, roberts 6-134, coale 5-103, dunn 1-9, Boyce 1-4, thomas 1-2.

UNC 44, Virginia 10 North Carolina 17 10 10 7 — 44 3 7 0 0 — 10 Virginia First Quarter Nc—d.Jones 81 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 14:43. UVa—FG randolph 25, 8:56. Nc—FG Barth 36, 5:45. Nc—d.Jones 20 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 1:17. Second Quarter Nc—FG Barth 34, 7:25. Nc—pianalto 1 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 6:10. UVa—payne 5 run (randolph kick), 2:46. Third Quarter Nc—FG Barth 32, 9:24. Nc—reddick 22 interception return (Barth kick), 9:12. Fourth Quarter Nc—draughn 1 run (Barth kick), 4:53. a—50,830. NC UVa First downs 19 19 35-140 42-151 rushes-yards passing 339 184 comp-att-int 18-23-0 18-34-5 95 1 return Yards punts-avg. 2-34.5 2-51.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-0 9-84 8-63 penalties-Yards time of possession 28:22 31:38 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—North carolina, draughn 1765, White 13-57, Yates 3-16, Boyd 1-3, team 1-(minus 1). Virginia, payne 23-107, Jones 11-53, Horne 4-9, Metheny 2-(minus 8), Verica 2-(minus 10). passiNG—North carolina, Yates 17-220-325, renner 1-1-0-14. Virginia, Verica 15-25-3-139, rocco 3-8-145, Metheny 0-1-1-0. receiViNG—North carolina, d.Jones 7198, pianalto 3-54, Barham 3-27, White 212, Highsmith 1-42, cooper 1-4, Byrd 1-2. Virginia, Burd 5-37, M.snyder 4-44, Milien 225, phillips 2-17, Keys 1-28, payne 1-13, Mathis 1-8, Green 1-6, Jones 1-6.

FSU 24, Boston College 19 6 0 10 3 — 19 Boston College Florida St. 7 7 3 7 — 24 First Quarter Bc—FG Freese 33, 13:10. Bc — FG Freese 37, 9:33. FsU — pryor 3 pass from ponder (Hopkins kick), 1:19. Second Quarter FsU—reliford 10 pass from ponder (Hopkins kick), 1:03. Third Quarter Bc—FG Freese 28, 13:56. FsU — FG Hopkins 26, 6:30. Bc — Noel 43 interception return (Freese kick), 4:20. Fourth Quarter Bc—FG Freese 38, 12:49. FsU — reed 42 run (Hopkins kick), 10:50. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS rUsHiNG—Boston college, Harris 26191, Florida st., thomas 5-44, reed 1-42. passiNG — Boston college, rettig 9-240-95. Florida st., ponder 19-31-3-170. receiViNG — Boston college, pantale 3-34, swigert 2-38. Florida st., r.smith 6-49, reed 4-35, easterling 3-42, Haulstead 3-19

Appalachian 39, Citadel 10

6-43.3 4-47.0 punts-avg. Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 penalties-Yards 6-45 6-60 28:46 time of possession 31:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—Mississippi st., Ballard 20-98, relf 22-82. Florida, Hines 6-58, Burton 8-43, demps 5-36. passiNG—Mississippi st., relf 4-9-0-33. Florida, Brantley 24-39-1-210. receiViNG—Mississippi st., Bumphis 130. Florida, Hammond 5-69, Burton 5-37.

Kentucky 31, S. Carolina 28 14 14 0 0 — 28 South Carolina Kentucky 0 10 7 14 — 31 First Quarter sc—Lattimore 30 run (Lanning kick), 11:53. sc—a.Jeffery 3 pass from Garcia (Lanning kick), 4:40. Second Quarter Ky—King 10 pass from Hartline (Mcintosh kick), 13:10. sc—Lattimore 10 run (Lanning kick), 9:55. Ky—FG Mcintosh 26, 3:15. sc—Lattimore 47 pass from Garcia (Lanning kick), 2:03. Third Quarter Ky—King 5 pass from Hartline (Mcintosh kick), 3:49. Fourth Quarter Ky—Matthews 38 pass from Hartline (pass failed), 13:09. Ky—cobb 24 pass from Hartline (cobb run), 1:15. a—67,955. SC Ky First downs 17 21 23-90 33-52 rushes-yards passing 382 349 comp-att-int 20-32-2 32-42-0 8 (-5) return Yards punts-avg. 4-44.3 6-41.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-0 8-58 7-59 penalties-Yards time of possession 25:13 34:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—south carolina, Lattimore 1579. Kentucky, russell 18-41, cobb 8-27. passiNG—south carolina, Garcia 20-322-382. Kentucky, Hartline 32-42-0-349. receiViNG—south carolina, a.Jeffery 665, Lattimore 4-133, Maddox 3-9, a.sanders 2-70, Gurley 2-43, scruggs 1-39. Kentucky, Matthews 12-177, cobb 8-63, russell 7-70 .

Ohio St. Wisconsin

0 3 7 8 — 18 14 7 0 10 — 31 First Quarter Wis—Gilreath 97 kickoff return (Welch kick), 14:48. Wis—clay 14 run (Welch kick), 10:00. Second Quarter Wis—clay 1 run (Welch kick), 13:15. osU—FG Barclay 21, 6:48. Third Quarter osU—Herron 13 run (Barclay kick), 10:08. Fourth Quarter osU—Herron 1 run (Fragel pass from pryor), 11:38. Wis—White 12 run (Welch kick), 6:57. Wis—FG Welch 41, 4:14. a—81,194. OSU Wis First downs 22 21 41-155 43-184 rushes-yards passing 156 152 comp-att-int 14-28-1 13-16-1 18 13 return Yards punts-avg. 3-38.0 2-50.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 2-14 3-35 penalties-Yards time of possession 30:03 29:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—ohio st., Herron 19-91, pryor 18-56. Wisconsin, clay 21-104, White 1775. passiNG—ohio st., pryor 14-28-1-156. Wisconsin, tolzien 13-16-1-152. receiViNG—ohio st., sanzenbacher 694, posey 4-38. Wisconsin, toon 6-72, anderson 2-13, White 2-9, pedersen 1-33.

10 7 3 0 — 20 0 3 3 7 — 13 First Quarter tex—FG tucker 27, 10:13. tex—Gilbert 3 run (tucker kick), 8:06. Second Quarter Neb—FG Henery 45, 14:09. tex—Gilbert 1 run (tucker kick), 8:44. Third Quarter tex—FG tucker 28, 8:52. Neb—FG Henery 28, :27. Fourth Quarter Neb—Hagg 95 punt return (Henery kick), 3:02. a—85,648. Neb Tex First downs 14 13 rushes-yards 46-209 44-125 62 77 passing comp-att-int 4-16-0 8-21-0 return Yards 52 111 7-46.7 7-49.4 punts-avg. Fumbles-Lost 1-0 5-1 penalties-Yards 4-53 10-94 29:50 time of possession 30:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—texas, c.Johnson 11-73, Gilbert 11-71, Newton 10-41. Nebraska, Helu 11-43, Burkhead 9-35, Lee 10-25. passiNG—texas, Gilbert 4-16-0-62. Nebraska, Martinez 4-12-0-63, Lee 4-9-0-14. receiViNG—texas, Newton 2-16, Whittaker 1-41. Nebraska, paul 6-66.

Wofford 45, W. Carolina 14

Boise St. 48, San Jose 0

W. Carolina Wofford

Boise St. 21 20 7 0 — 48 San Jose St. 0 0 0 0— 0 First Quarter Boi — Martin 6 run (Brotzman kick), 12:19. Boi — Gallarda 17 pass from Ke.Moore (Brotzman kick), 6:48. Boi — Young 17 run (Brotzman kick), 1:19. Second Quarter Boi – Young 43 pass from Ke.Moore (kick failed), 5:16. Boi — tevis 43 interception return (Brotzman kick), 4:14. Boi — avery 2 run (Brotzman kick), :42. Third Quarter Boi— Martin 4 run (Harman kick), 10:53. Boi SJS First downs 28 6 39-213 29-(-12) rushes-yards passing 322 92 comp-att-int 23-32-0 10-23-1 143 29 return Yards punts-avg. 3-38.7 10-43.4 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-0 5-51 4-26 penalties-Yards time of possession 31:36 28:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG — Boise st., Martin 8-68, Kaiserman 15-49, southwick 1-25. passiNG — Boise st., Ke.Moore 1416-0-231, southwick 8-13-0-83. san Jose st., La secla 7-16-1-74. receiViNG — Boise st., Young 7-105, Martin 3-53, pettis 3-53.

Georgia 43, Vandy 0 Vanderbilt Georgia

0 0 0 0— 0 12 10 21 0 — 43 First Quarter Geo—FG Walsh 32, 7:41. Geo — thomas 15 run (Walsh kick), :28. Geo — safety, :14. Second Quarter Geo—durham 4 pass from a.Murray (Walsh kick), 8:43. Geo — FG Walsh 25, :18. Third Quarter Geo—Green 48 pass from a.Murray (Walsh kick), 12:14. Geo — thomas 9 run (Walsh kick), 6:25. Geo — ealey 1 run (Walsh kick), 3:22. GEORGIA LEADERS rUsHiNG—ealey 17-123, thomas 4-40, passiNG — Murray 15-24-0-287 receiViNG — durham 4-112, t.King 470, Green 3-64, a.White 3-50, Wooten 2-3

Mississippi St. 10, Florida 7 Mississippi St. 10 0 0 0 — 10 Florida 0 0 7 0— 7 First Quarter Msst—FG Brauchle 31, 8:03. Msst—relf 6 run (Brauchle kick), :45. Third Quarter Fla—Hines 5 run (Henry kick), 4:15. a—90,517. MSSt Fla First downs 16 20 rushes-yards 49-212 35-151 passing 33 210 comp-att-int 4-9-0 24-39-1 return Yards 12 5

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Tyrod Taylor threw for Va. Tech 52 292 yards with Wake 21 three touchdowns and also rushed for a touchdown to lead Virginia Tech past Wake Forest 52-21 on Saturday. The Hokies (5-2, 3-0 ACC) won their fifth straight game after opening the season with two losses. They scored touchdowns on seven of their eight first-half possessions against Wake Forest (2-5, 1-3). The 49 first-half points tied for the second most (Rutgers, 1999) scored in a first half by a Virginia Tech team under Frank Beamer. “I think Virginia Tech is a very talented football team,” Wake coach Jim Grobe said. “But some of the things we did today were not very disciplined. On some scrambles, we turned some guys loose. We worked on that all week, that if he (Taylor) started scrambling, you have to stay with your guy and stay in your zones.” Wake tailback Josh Harris rushed for a career-high 241 yards on 19 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 33 and 87 yards to lead the Demon Deacons. He accounted for 241 of Wake’s 346 yards of total offense.

Defensively, Wake’s Tristan Dorty (West Rowan) made five tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, and broke up one pass. Taylor hit backup DORTY quarterback Logan Thomas — who was split out as a receiver — for a 3-yard score on the Hokies’ first possession. Later in the first half, Taylor threw touchdown passes of 25 yards to Danny Coale and 11 yards to Jarrett Boykin. Taylor also scored on a 1-yard sneak. Darren Evans handled the rest of the scoring in the first half, getting in the end zone on three short runs (5, 8 and 1). “Basically, they had a great day running and throwing the football and, from our standpoint defensively, we could’ve played better,” Grobe said. “But I’d give them the credit. They’re hitting their stride and really playing good football now.” Evans’ three rushing touchdowns were a career high, and he finished with 52 yards on 12 carries. Virginia Tech finished with a season-high 604 yards of total offense.

Wisconsin 31, Ohio St. 18

The Citadel 7 0 3 0 — 10 13 16 10 0 — 39 Appalachian St. First Quarter cit—M.thompson 1 run (r.sellers kick), 10:29. app—Quick 65 pass from presley (kick blocked), 10:13. app—Hillary 3 pass from presley (Vitaris kick), 3:23. Second Quarter app—FG Vitaris 36, 14:48. app—Jorden 5 pass from presley (kick blocked), 10:31. app—Quick 22 pass from presley (Vitaris kick), 2:07. Third Quarter cit—FG r.sellers 47, 10:52. app—FG Vitaris 39, 6:24. app—cadet 73 pass from presley (Vitaris kick), 1:24. a—29,519. Cit App First downs 10 17 53-197 39-155 rushes-yards passing 0 241 comp-att-int 0-6-1 14-26-1 0 40 return Yards punts-avg. 4-42.3 2-22.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 5-57 4-43 penalties-Yards time of possession 31:14 28:46 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—the citadel, M.thompson 1069, robinson 14-56, s.Martin 10-48. appalachian st.: cadet 8-59, presley 4-27, Jackson 7-23, radford 7-22, c.Baker 5-21). passiNG—the citadel, s.Martin 0-3-0-0, M.thompson 0-3-1-0. appalachian st., presley 14-25-0-241, Jackson 0-1-1-0. receiViNG—appalachian st., Quick 399, cadet 3-79, Hillary 3-26, cline 3-25.

0 14 0 0 — 14 3 19 13 10 — 45 First Quarter Wof—FG c.reed 26, 10:02. Second Quarter Wof—Breitenstein 1 run (kick failed), 13:54. Wcar — M.Johnson 1 run (Bostic kick), 9:20. Wcar — pressley 51 fumble return (Bostic kick), 6:21. Wof — allen 9 run (run failed), 2:47. Wof — Bersin 47 pass from Kass (c.reed kick), :47. Third Quarter Wof—Breitenstein 34 run (c.reed kick), 8:55. Wof — allen 31 run (kick failed), 1:08. Fourth Quarter Wof—d.reed 11 pass from Kass (c.reed kick), 13:07. Wof — FG c.reed 31, 5:29. WCar Wof First downs 17 24 37-114 57-501 rushes-yards passing 105 89 comp-att-int 11-24-3 4-6-1 13 18 return Yards punts-avg. 7-34.9 3-33.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1 penalties-Yards 2-27 4-48 time of possession 28:55 31:05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG—W. carolina, M.Johnson 2069, Harris 6-48, Brindise 7-13, pechloff 4-(minus 16). Wofford, allen 15-178, Breitenstein 21-149, d.Johnson 9-123, rucker 5-29, Kass 2-22, c.White 2-5, Nocek 1-0, team 2-(minus 5). passiNG — W. carolina, Brindise 8-142-64, pechloff 3-10-1-41. Wofford, allen 2-41-31, Kass 2-2-0-58. receiViNG — W. carolina, rogers 3-43, cockrell 3-25, Mitchell 3-13, alexander 1-19, everett 1-5. Wofford, Bersin 2-68, d.reed 221.

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Texas 20, Nebraska 13 Texas Nebraska

Oklahoma 52, Iowa St. 0 Iowa St. Oklahoma

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0 0—0 14 7 — 52 ISU Okl First downs 10 37 rushes-yards 33-59 56-325 passing 124 347 comp-att-int 15-27-0 32-38-0 return Yards (-1) 31 punts-avg. 8-49.1 2-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 penalties-Yards 4-23 3-31 time of possession 27:03 32:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS passiNG — iowa st., arnaud 12-18-0102. oklahoma: L.Jones 30-34-0-334.

Stanford 24, Wash. St. 17 Arizona Redskins St.

7 7 7 3 — 24 0 0 7 0—7 First Quarter ari — antolin 9 run (Zendejas kick), 4:48. Second Quarter ari — antolin 1 run (Zendejas kick), 10:59. Third Quarter ari — Grigsby 7 run (Zendejas kick), 13:48. WsU — M.Wilson 23 pass from tuel (Furney kick), 3:27. Fourth Quarter ari — FG Zendejas 40, 11:57. Ari WSU First downs 22 15 rushes-yards 47-142 34-40 passing 210 257 comp-att-int 20-27-1 18-32-2 return Yards 0 18 punts-avg. 5-42.8 5-41.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 penalties-Yards 2-20 4-30 time of possession 31:06 28:54 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS rUsHiNG — arizona, antolin 21-92, Grigsby 14-66 passiNG — arizona, scott 14-20-1-139. receiViNG — arizona, cobb 7-62.

UNC FroM 1B “It feels good to finally get that off our backs,” wide receiver Dwight Jones said. His day included seven catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns. The first set the tone as he took a short slant on the first play, broke a tackle and went 81 yards for a TD. Jones also made a sliding catch of a 20-yard touchdown pass from Yates. Jones had another apparent touchdown but was ruled to have stepped out at the half-yard line following a 54-yard catch and run down the sideline. He came into the game with 12 catches for 104 yards on the season. “Everybody knew he has this kind of talent,” Yates said after a fourth straight victory. “We were just waiting for him to have that breakthrough game. He’s had it.” The Tar Heels (4-2, 2-1 ACC) led 27-10 at halftime and coasted. They held Virginia on the opening secondhalf series and then drove to set up the third of Casey Barth’s three field goals. Kevin Reddick’s interception and 22-yard touchdown return later in the quarter sealed it. When it was over, first-year Virginia coach Mike London gathered his team on the field. “I wanted them to feel what it feels like to get beat like we did on your homecoming,” he said, “and never, ever forget that feeling ... when someone comes into your house and hands it to you like they

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Virginia’s Kris Burd has a pass knocked away by deunta Williams. did. We’re going to win around here and I told them we’re going to win.” The victory came as UNC continued to get players back from a roster-depleting NCAA investigation into agent-related benefits and possible academic misconduct. It had defensive end Linwan Euwell and tailback Ryan Houston available for the first time, but only Euwell played. “One thing that’s really helping us out is all that stuff is kind of over,” Yates said. “We’ve been dealing with it for so long we’ve kind of moved past it and moved on.” The school said Saturday that junior safety Brian Gupton — who has also been held out of every game — won't play this season, though the school didn’t specify why. The school also said that senior cornerback Kendric Burney, who was set to serve the last of his sixgame suspension against Virginia, still is in question for next week’s game at Miami due to what the school called “an unresolved issue” connected to the NCAA probe.

ECU FroM 1B Davis threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates (4-2). They survived a game in which they blew a big lead and committed mistake after mistake before figuring out a way to win in front of a record home crowd. East Carolina ran out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead only to see the Wolfpack rally to take a 27-24 lead late in the fourth quarter on a field goal from Josh Czajkowski. When Magazu’s interception ended the game, the East Carolina sideline spilled onto the field to celebrate in front of a roaring home crowd in the newly finished end zone section of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Heck, a jubilant McNeill even danced to the music blaring over the loudspeakers amid the impromptu victory party. “They have sacrificed and paid the price and have been battled and scarred,” McNeill said of his players. “And today, that was special.” One thing is clear: East Carolina has proven it can win close games. The two-time defending Conference USA champions beat Tulsa in the opener on a last-play touchdown pass, then rallied from 20-point deficit at Southern Mississippi and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 41⁄2 minutes left in last week’s 44-43 win. This time, Michael Barbour kicked a field goal with 1:04 left to send the game into overtime, where Davis put the Pirates ahead for good by bouncing off a pile of tacklers on a sneak and falling across the goal line. The Wolfpack (5-2) couldn’t answer, with Wilson forcing a pass over the middle to Jarvis Williams. Magazu stepped in and grabbed the ball at the goal line. Magazu, a true freshman and the son of Carolina Panthers offensive line coach Dave Magazu, credited a teammate for jamming Williams at the line and forcing him to alter his route. “I kind of broke on it with instinct and watched the quarterback all at the same time,” he said. “The reroute really made the play. I was just doing what I was supposed to do.” Wilson offered few details when asked what he saw on the final play.

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east carolina’s dwayne Harris leaves andy Lefffler in the dust. “Just trying to get a touchdown, and the kid made a nice play on it,” Wilson said. “That’s basically it.” East Carolina committed countless mistakes, from 10 penalties to a pair of costly fumbles that both set up a touchdown for the Wolfpack and ended another drive just as the Pirates were crossing the goal line. There was even Barbour’s missed extra-point attempt on Davis’ keeper, meaning an N.C. State touchdown in overtime could win the game. And yet, the Pirates figured out a way to beat a team that had won seven of 10 matchups with the state’s four other Bowl Subdivision opponents under coach Tom O’Brien — including two meetings with the Pirates. “I told the team last night in the hotel: we’re going to face adversity,” Davis said. “It might be fumbles, it might be picks, it might be missed tackles. We’ve just got to stick together through the good and bad, and that’s what happened.” Lance Lewis (Concord) and Justin Jones had touchdown catches for the Pirates, and Jon Williams had a 5yard TD run to cap East Carolina’s first possession. The Pirates finished with 496 total yards, and their struggling defense held up against the Wolfpack’s strong passing game. Wilson threw for 322 yards and one touchdown to go with a rushing score, but he threw three interceptions and was charged with a fumble on a botched handoff late in the first half. “They played their hearts out and we didn’t execute,” Wolfpack tackle Jake Vermiglio said. “We’ll have to look ourselves in the mirror and figure out something we can do better as a team.”


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Badgers upset top-ranked Buckeyes BY RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press

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AUBURN, Ala. — Cam Newton kept looking up at the scoreboard, amazed as anyone at the numbers he saw, climbing higher and higher with each possession. He wondered how many points it would take to win. Fifty? Sixty? Seventy? “I’m sitting there on the sideline saying, ‘Wow, we have this many points, and they have that many points,’” Auburn’s do-it-all quarterback said. “At one point, we didn’t want to score too fast because it was like a heavyweight boxing match.” When this offensive slugfest was done, the No. 7 Tigers had a mind-boggling 65-43 victory over 12th-ranked Arkansas, with the teams combining on a record for points in a SEC game that didn’t go to overtime. Newton left little doubt he deserves to be in the mix for the Heisman Trophy after running for 188 yards, passing for 140 and having a hand in four touchdowns. He threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Emory Blake with 11:44 remaining, giving Auburn the lead for good at 44-43. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett went out in the first half after taking a blow to the head. Tyler Wilson took over at QB, and the Razorbacks didn’t miss a beat until the fourth quarter. Auburn scored the final 28 points in a dizzying display, putting up four touchdowns in a little over 5 minutes. No. 3 Boise State 48, San Jose State 0 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Titus Young ran for a score and caught a pass for another touchdown. Kellen Moore completed 14 of 16 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns before putting on a headset to signal plays in the second half. No. 4 TCU 31, BYU 3 FORT WORTH, Texas — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, including two barely a minute apart late in the first half. No. 6 Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 0 NORMAN, Okla. — DeMarco Murray scored three times to set Oklahoma’s career record for touchdowns, and Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game for the Sooners. Murray ran for 112 yards and two TDs, and scored on a screen pass to surpass Steve Owens’ record of 57 touchdowns. Owens played before freshmen were eligible. Broyles finished with 182 yards on 15 catches, including one touchdown. No. 8 Alabama 23, Mississippi 10 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Trent Richardson took a screen pass 85 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Alabama's defense was back to form against Mississippi. Greg McElroy completed 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns for the Tide. No. 9 LSU 32, McNeese St. 10 BATON ROUGE, La. — Stevan Ridley ran for two touchdowns, Michael Ford added the first two scoring runs of his career and LSU eventually wore down feisty McNeese State. No. 11 Utah 30, Wyoming 6 LARAMIE, Wyo. — Jordan Wynn passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and Matt Asiata ran for 109 yards. No. 13 Michigan State 26, Illinois 6 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kirk Cousins threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham in the third quarter, helping Michigan State to its best start in more than four decades. The Spartans are 7-0 for the first time since 1966, when they won their first nine games before famously tying Notre Dame. No. 15 Iowa 38, Michigan 28 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ricky Stanzi threw his third touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos early in the fourth quarter and Michael Meyer kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:53 left. Denard Robinson left during the third quarter after he was hit hard on a run. He was 13 of 18 for 96 yards with an interception and touchdown and ran 18 times for 105 yards. No. 16 Florida State 24, Boston College 19 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bert Reed’s 42-yard touchdown run on a reverse lifted Florida State to its fifth straight victory. The Seminoles overcame four turnovers by quarterback Christian Ponder. Boston College had taken a 19-17 lead early in the fourth on Nate Freese’s fourth field goal of the game. No. 17 Arizona 24, Washington State 7 PULLMAN, Wash. — Keola Antolin ran for two touchdowns and Arizona overcame the loss of quarterback Nick Foles, who was injured early in the second quarter when Travis Long rolled into his right leg and knocked him down after a completed pass. No. 20 Oklahoma State 34, Texas Tech 17 LUBBOCK, Texas — Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards receiving with a touchdown to lead Oklahoma State to its first win in Lubbock since 1944. No. 21 Missouri 30, Texas A&M 9 COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Blaine Gabbert threw for a 361 yards and three touchdowns and Missouri remained unbeaten. Mississippi State 10, No. 22 Florida 7 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vick Ballard ran for 98 yards, Chris Relf added 82 and a touchdown on the ground and Mississippi State controlled the clock while dictating the tempo. The Gators lost consecutive home games for the first time since 2003 and dropped three in a row for the first time since the Steve Spurrier era. The Bulldogs won in Gainesville for the first time since 1965, snapping a 16-game skid at the Swamp.

OTHERS Miami 28, Duke 13 DURHAM — Micanor Regis returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown, one of the season-high seven turnovers Miami forced. Jacory Harris threw for one TD and ran for another. Sean Renfree, who has thrown at least three interceptions in three of five games, finished 18 of 38 for 157 yards for Duke. Duke coach David Cutcliffe said he told his team that “the bottom line is, you will never win a game doing what we did today, and that’s giving the ball away. “The sad part of it is, so many things were done well enough to win,” he added. “We simply turned the ball over at a rate that’s unheard of.” Clemson 31, Maryland 7 CLEMSON, S.C. — Andre Ellington had an 87-yard kickoff return touchdown on the day C.J. Spiller had his No. 28 retired. Georgia Tech 42, Middle Tennessee 14 ATLANTA — Anthony Allen ran for two touchdowns and Joshua Nesbitt rushed for 106 yards to lead Georgia Tech. Georgia 43, Vanderbilt 0 ATHENS, Ga. — Carlton Thomas ran for the first two touchdowns of his career, Aaron Murray passed for two touchdowns and Georgia welcomed new mascot Uga VIII by beating Vanderbilt. Notre Dame 44, Western Michigan 20 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Michael Floyd took a pass from Dayne Crist and raced 80 yards for a score on the game's first play from scrimmage. He also caught a 32-yarder on an option pass from John Goodman for a TD and later grabbed a 2-yarder in the third.

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Wisconsin fans climb atop a crossbar to celebrate after Wisconsin upset No. 1 ohio state. to run over the Buckeyes in the first half, taking a 21-3 lead into the break. “I challenged our offensive line at the beginning of the week,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said. “If we’re going to have success, it starts with you guys.” Terrelle Pryor, who threw for 156 yards and ran for 56, guided Ohio State on two long scoring drives in the second half and Dan Herron capped them both with touchdowns to cut the Wisconsin lead to 21-18 with 11:38 left in the fourth.

But the Badgers responded with a long touchdown march of their own, then added a field goal and now No. 1 is up for grabs again — just in time for the BCS standings to make their season debut today. “We just blew it as a team,” Pryor said. His Heisman Trophy hopes may have taken a beating, too, after he went just 14 of 28 passing with an interception. Next up at No. 1 in the AP Top 25? Maybe, No. 2 Oregon, which has never been topranked before. The Ducks

must have enjoyed watching the show at Camp Randall. Not only did Ohio State lose, so did previously unbeaten No. 5 Nebraska — and the power conference outsiders from No. 3 Boise State and No. 4 TCU now have two fewer bluebloods to block the path to the national championship game. “We didn’t talk anything about what remains and what’s still out there,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. “Again, that’s way further down the road than we typically talk about.”

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running back Marcus Lattimore sits on the sideline with ice on his ankle after being injured in the second half.

Gamecocks limp to loss BY WILL GRAVES Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Steve Spurrier Kentucky 31 w o r r i e d S. Carolina 28 about the hangover against Kentucky. He kept reminding his South Carolina players not to get too high following an upset of Alabama. The 10th-ranked Gamecocks seemed as if they’d keep it together before freshman running back Marcus Lattimore went down with an ankle injury. Then they could only watch as Kentucky’s Randall Cobb caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining, then added the two-point conversion to cap a furious secondhalf rally and give Wildcats a stunning 31-28 victory, ruining South Carolina’s chance to get a leg up in the jumbled SEC East. “Give Kentucky credit, they kicked our tails,” Spurrier said. Mike Hartline threw for a career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns for the Wildcats (4-3, 1-3 SEC). They had lost 10 straight to the Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2) and never beaten Spurrier in 17 tries. It appeared Spurrier was ready to make it 18 for 18 when the Gamecocks stuffed Cobb for a 4-yard loss, setting

up a 4th-and-7 at the Kentucky 24. Hartline calmly set his feet and faked a slant to Chris Matthews. The South Carolina defense bit, and Cobb found himself wide open at the goal line. He then swept over left tackle for the twopoint conversion to put Kentucky up three. South Carolina drove to the Kentucky 20 in the final minute, but quarterback Stephen Garcia’s heave into the end zone was intercepted by Kentucky’s Anthony Mosley with 4 seconds remaining. Hartline took a knee to set off a raucous celebration. “We just can’t, as they say, put the nail in the coffin,” Spurrier said. “We can’t put a team away. We just can’t do it. I don’t know why. We just can’t do it.” Not without Lattimore anyway. The budding star had 212 yards of total offense and three touchdowns but spent most of the second half on the sideline after rolling his left ankle while getting tackled early in the third quarter. “I just heard it crack and I thought something really bad had happened, but it’s just a sprain,” Lattimore said. It was enough to force him to watch his team, which led 28-10 at halftime, implode while he sat on the bench.

Texas upends Nebraska BY ERIC OLSON Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. — Texas beat NeTexas 20 braska yet Nebraska 13 again, and this time there was no doubt. Garrett Gilbert got the Longhorns out to a two-touchdown lead in the first half, and their defense shut down Taylor Martinez to key a 20-13 upset Saturday, a crushing first defeat for a fifth-ranked Cornhuskers team that was out to avenge last year’s loss in the Big 12 championship game. “They had more pressure on them today than us, and

that’s unusual,” Texas coach Mack Brown said. “I thought their fans hung in there with them. But I could feel some of their fans, when we got up 10-0 thinking, ‘You’ve got to be kidding, not again.’ ” The stakes became even higher after Nebraska announced over the summer that it was moving to the Big Ten. Barring a rematch in the conference championship game, Texas will have won nine of 10 meetings against the Huskers since 1996. “We’ll let the fans feel sorry for what happened,” coach Bo Pelini said. “We have to take an experience like this and have it make us stronger.”

BOONE — DeAndre Presley threw for five touchdowns and Appalachian State beat The Citadel 39-10 on Saturday night. Presley completed 14 of 25 passes for 241 yards for the Mountaineers (6-0, 4-0 Southern Conference). He had passing scores of 65, 3, 5, 22 and 73 yards. “Last year we stopped ourselves a lot in the red zone,” Presley said. “This week we know that if we don’t stop ourselves we could put up points. We didn’t stop ourselves and allowed ourselves to play football.” Appalachian extended its conference winning streak to 24 games — the secondlongest in the SoCon’s 89-year football history. West V i r ginia won 30 straight league games from 1952-59. Brian Quick had 99 yards receiving and two touchdowns and Travaris Cadet added 79 yards receiving and one touchdown. CoCo Hillary and Ben Jorden had one TD. Appalachian held The Citadel to 0-for-6 passing, including one interception. Wofford 45, W. Carolina 14 SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Mitch Allen scored two of

Wofford’s five unanswered touchdowns as part of 36 straight points against the Catamounts (2-5, 1-3). Eric Breitenstein added 149 yards and two TDs on 21 carries for Wofford (5-1, 3-0). Ga. State 20, N.C. Central 17 ATLANTA — Iain Vance kicked a 33-yard field goal in overtime. North Carolina Central’s Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) sent the game to overtime by making a career-long 44-yard field goal with fiveseconds remaining. He missed a 45-yarder in the first portion of the overtime. Cardelle’s game-tying kick at the end of the fourth quarter came after the Eagles (2-4) had driven 36 yards in the final 30 seconds with no timeouts. The sophomore missed his first attempt but got a second chance when Georgia State called timeout in an effort to intensify the pressure on the kick. Delaware St. 31, N.C. A&T 26 DOVER, Del. — Olusegon Ayanbiola returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD with 2:13 left in the fourth quarter. Drake 14, Campbell 12 BUIES CREEK — Daniel Polk’s 10-yard run with 17 seconds left gave Campbell the final score.

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MADISON, Wis. — Ohio State is one Wisconsin 31 and done as Ohio State 18 No. 1 after Wisconsin bullied the Buckeyes all over the field, then celebrated by jumping around on it with a few thousand friends. John Clay ran for 104 yards with two touchdowns and James White darted in for the clinching score in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Wisconsin took down top-ranked Ohio State 31-18 on Saturday night. For the second week in a row, there will be a new No. 1 in college football, with the Buckeyes (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) falling the way Alabama was beaten last week — on the road and in conference. Wisconsin hadn’t defeated a No. 1 since 1981, when it knocked off Michigan 21-14. “I know this isn’t a bowl game or the national championship game, but I just started crying, man; to just be in a situation like that where nobody expects you to win,” safety Aaron Henry said. “Nobody really expected us to go out there and win. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. I wish this night could last forever.” David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and the Badgers (6-1, 2-1) proceeded

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Richardson remains silent during 0-5 start duck this season and ordered a payroll-slashing roster overhaul that’s produced the NFL’s youngest team and worst offense. Richardson also raised ticket prices, so fans paid more to watch the Panthers (0-5) fail to reach double digits in all three home games so far this season — contests in which RICHARDSON they were outscored 63-20. Carolina enters its bye weekend off to its worst start in 12 years. “Rebuilding the team is something I’m confident is paramount in his mind,” said Max Muhleman, a Charlotte-based sports consultant who helped Richardson’s efforts to get the expansion franchise in the early 1990s. “How he’s doing it, probably only he and a very small needto-know group of people in the franchise know.”

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CHARLOTTE — Owners of two of the NFL’s three winless teams came forward last week to try to explain what’s gone wrong. Jed York of San Francisco was ultra-positive, declaring the 49ers would rebound and “win the division” this year in an exchange with ESPN. Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson warned it would take three years to rebuild, telling The Associated Press, “I’m not going to try to explain it or make excuses. It’s bad.” Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers stayed quiet. It’s been nearly three years since the 74-year-old Richardson has answered questions from anyone other than the team-run magazine. During his silence he’s had a lifesaving heart transplant, fired two sons from top jobs with the organization, decided against extending coach John Fox’s contract to make him a lame-

It was just two years ago Carolina went 12-4. Now the Panthers are averaging 10.4 points with five touchdowns and 16 turnovers. “I don’t think you envision something like this,” said quarterback Matt Moore, benched after Week 2. “It’s something that snuck up on us quickly.” The Panthers let Julius Peppers and other veterans go in the offseason while making no major free-agent signings, and some wondered if Carolina was guarding against the chance of a work stoppage next season — Richardson is co-chairman of the NFL’s management council executive committee. He told the in-house Roar magazine his moves had nothing to do with the league’s labor situation. “We were at a point with our football team that we had to make tough football decisions which were separate from the CBA (collective bargaining agreement),” Richardson said in April. “We have a number of younger players who showed prom-

ise at the end of last season and need to get on the field.” With the way things have turned out, Richardson’s motives are being questioned again. “It seems likely it’s a factor in his process for sure,” Muhleman said of the CBA talks. “He’s probably as preoccupied with that as anybody, if not everybody, in the league.” Yahoo! Sports quoted an unidentified person at the March league meetings who said Richardson made an impassioned speech with colorful language, telling owners “we’re going to take back our league” after signing what he thinks was a bad labor deal in 2006. Preparing for a possible lockout next year and a potential new world order of player contracts could explain why more than half the roster is made up of rookies or players in the last year of their deals and coached by a man who appears all but gone but after this season. Just how young are the Panthers?

In last week’s 23-6 stinker against Chicago, they became the first NFL team since Cleveland in 1999 to start a rookie at quarterback (Jimmy Clausen) and both receiver positions (David Gettis and Brandon LaFell). Why didn’t the Panthers sign a veteran receiver after letting Muhsin Muhammad go in the offseason? “Those all aren’t my decisions,” Fox said. “We coach who we’ve got.” By jettisoning several veterans in a year without a salary cap, the Panthers got rid of a large amount of “dead money” from prorated bonuses of released players. That would free up space to go on a shopping spree next year if the cap returns. General manager Marty Hurney’s contract expired earlier this year, but it’s believed he’s safe and could be making those decisions next year. It’s everything else that’s uncertain, with no message coming from the top. “The fans know,” Muhleman said, “that Jerry is a guy who acts and doesn’t talk much.”

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Bakery churning out custom treats in China Grove BY SUSAN SHINN For The Salisbury Post

HINA GROVE — Amy Huffman had her eye on the building at 107 S. Main St. for some time. She had an idea for a business. Her hopes were dashed when she saw it had been rented. Two months later, the building was available again, and Huffman called the landlord and made an offer. On May 1, Huffman opened The Cake Co. “We’ve had no flyers, no advertising,” Huffman says. “All the business we have is word of mouth.” You’ll pardon the pun, but that’s the truth. Huffman’s first client was her sister-in-law, who needed a wedding cake but didn’t have much money to spend. “I told her I would attempt to make a wedding cake if she would buy me a Kitchen Aid mixer,” Huffman says. “I figured it was a fair trade.” Huffman made an enchanting five-layer cake that tasted as good as it looked. “After I did that, it just gave me the passion for it,” Huffman says. Then the building became available. Huffman and several part-time employees make 10 to 12 custom cakes every week. She sells cakes by the slice, as well as cupcakes, cream-filled cookies, brownies and egg custard pies. By far, her two biggest sellers are cream horns and chess squares. “I make double batches of chess bars every day we’re open,” Huffman says. “The cream horns fly out, too.” Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Huffman got the recipe for chess squares out of a church cookbook her dad gave her. The egg custard pie is her great aunt’s recipe. Huffman seems to have a recipe for success with her business. She also came up with something called cake balls. When she makes custom shapes for cakes, Huffman uses what’s left to make cake balls, dipped in milk chocolate. They’ve been a huge hit with customers, she says. Pauletta Harrington is a frequent customer. She asked Huffman to make her son’s one-year anniversary cake. “I stressed to her that it needed to be flaw-

The Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates is a new group formed to provide information regarding real estate investing in Rowan county. The group hopes to exchange ideas regarding how to buy, sell, rent and rehab properties. The group meets at China Buffet in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. (China Buffet is on Arlington street behind O'Charleys near Interstate 85 exit 76) This month (Oct. 26) Terry Whitesell of Community One Bank will present information regarding the financing of real estate in today’s market. He’ll discuss current financing guidelines, what options are available to those wishing to finance property, and he will also be taking questions.


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less,” says Harrington, secretary at China Grove Middle School. “The cake was delicious and it was beautiful.” She ordered a large sheet cake for the school’s principal, Dr. James Davis, when he was named Principal of the Year. The teachers loved it. She ordered cupcakes for bosses’ day. “They’re just on top of their game,” she says of the business. “They’re very prompt with their deliveries.

They’re great.” Huffman’s kitchen is in the back of the building. “We just got on craigslist and got what we could,” Huffman explains. It’s nothing fancy: two stoves, two refrigerators, two freezers and countertops she put together from Lowe’s.


Chamber of Commerce adds nearly 150 new members The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce recruited almost 150 new members into the business organization during its recent annual new member drive. The effort was sponsored by Duke Energy and Walmart and surpassed the Chamber’s budgeted goal by more than one third. Judy Grissom, superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System and the Chamber’s membership chair, led the annual new member recruitment effort with the help of some 80 volunteers. The drive was headquartered at the Gateway Building — the Chamber’s home. “Once again, we challenged the

volunteers to reach an aggressive goal and, once again, they came through for us,” Grissom said. “The drive was an outstanding success in every way.” The team selling the most new memberships was led by Salisbury City Manager Dave Treme and recruited almost 50 new members. Len Clark, also of the city of Salisbury, was the top individual sales person with 20 new members. Team captains for the 2010 drive were Arbe-Arbelaez (Toys for Tots), Donna Barnes (Citizens South Bank), Sherry Boyd (Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast), Monte Burns (PGT Industries), Dari Cald-

Business calendar October 18 — Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, Ben Mynatt Nissan, 629 Jake Alexander Blvd., 5-7 p.m., Call 704-6334221 to RSVP 19 — Chamber Business Council, Chamber, 9 a.m. 20 — Chamber’s Workforce Development Alliance, Chamber, 8 a.m. 21 — Chamber’s Leadership Rowan ‘Local Government’ Day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 22 — Chamber Friday Forum, ‘Health Care in Rowan County,’ Chamber, 7-8:30 a.m. Call 704-633-4221 for reservation 26 — Chamber new member reception, Chamber, 5-6:30 p.m. 27 — Rowan Partners for Education, Chamber, 7 a.m.

well (Rowan Regional Medical Center/Novant), Kenny Dietz (K-Dee’s Jewelers), Seamus Donaldson (Community Bank of Rowan), Ted Goins (Lutheran Services for the Aging), Dave Johnston (Salisbury Printing Co.), Jeanie Moore (RowanCabarrus Community College), Patty Overcash (Rowan-Salisbury Schools) and Dave Treme (city of Salisbury). The Chamber sets aside just a few days per year to actively recruit new members. The effort provides an annual injection of new members, volunteers and financial support necessary to accomplish the organization’s goals.

Chamber Chair of the Board Skip Wood (Sharp Capital Group) said, “The Rowan County business community has rallied around the Chamber and we now have some 925 members. Because of this tremendous support, the Chamber is better positioned to lead the business community forward and meet head-on the many challenges we face. We can’t thank enough the new members who have joined us and the many volunteers who played a part in this tremendous success.” Linda Sherrill is membership director for the Chamber of Commerce.

KANNAPOLIS — The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer “Public Speaking for Non-Speakers” from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Presenter Jeff Corbett, a radio personality and public speaker for 35 years, will teach the art of small group presentations, how to give a 30-second “elevator speech,” calming public speaking jitters, using voice mail effectively, speaking well off-the-cuff and more. Participants will not be required to speak. To make a reservation, call 704216-3512 or visit

BB&T chief to speak at Catawba lecture Oct. 27 Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer for BB&T, will deliver Catawba College’s Distinguished CEO Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 27. King will present “Our Best Days are Ahead,” part of the lecture series sponsored by the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at the college. King joined BB&T’s Management Development Program in 1972. His service as a director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has provided BB&T with valuable insight into monetary policy and the regulation and supervision of financial services companies and their products.

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Another tale of woe involving a timeshare BY BRUCE WILLIAMS United Feature Syndicate

DEAR BRUCE: We have owned our timeshare for many years and have enjoyed family trips and vacations. Due to age and health problems, we have not used it for a few years. Paying maintenance fees is like throwing money to the wind. With the poor economy, how can we get rid of this burden? Should we just stop paying out these fees and walk away? What options would you suggest? — Rich via e-mail

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Smart money does work for some folks, but the vast majority end up overpaying. The reality is that there is no after market. There are companies that say they will sell your timeshare, but every one I’ve investigated wants money up front. Can you image a real estate agent who is selling your home, saying, “I want my commission up front”? Totally absurd. And in most cases, a sale never takes place. In some cases, if you stop making payments, the management of these firms will just foreclose upon your unit and that’s the end of it. But sometimes, they know the property has little to no value and

they’ll litigate. Before you take any moves, as painful as this may be, please see a local attorney and let him look at all the documents. Perhaps he can lead you in the best direction, despite how unpleasant. Most of the time, you can’t give these things away because buyers know that they may be obliged to pay the maintenance fees you mentioned. Interested in buying or selling a house? Let Bruce Williams’ “House Smart” be your guide. Price: $14.95, plus shipping and handling. Call: 800337-2346. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Email to: Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. — UNitED FEAtURE SyNDiCAtE

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FAITH — Gary Hess Studios Tattooing & Custom Painting, 107 N. Main St. in Faith, will offer $20 tattoos to celebrate the studio’s first anniversary. The one-day sale begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Artwork can’t exceed the size of a standard business card and must be in hand, ready to run through a thermal stencil machine. One tattoo is allowed per person. The studio will not make appointments — customers will be seen on a first come, first served basis. To learn more, call 704-431-4878 or e-mail

Home Health Professionals’ national honor Home Health Professionals has earned national recognition for the third year. Home Care Elite 2010 put the Salisbury business in the top 25 percent of all home health providers in the country. Home Health Professionals is located at 1910 Jake Alexander Blvd. W, Suite 102-103. To learn more, call 704-633-7213.

Comfort Keepers’ clinical care coordinator Sheena Head, a registered nurse, has been promoted to clinical care coordinator for Comfort Keepers. She earlier was employed as a part-time registered nurse with Comfort Keepers. She will train and supervise the clinical competencies and performance of the CNA and home health aide staff at Comfort Keepers as well as conducting initial assessments, care plan development and ongoing quality assurance reviews for Comfort Keepers clients. Before completing her nursing degree in 2009, Head worked as a CNA with Comfort Keepers. She lives in Salisbury with her 9-year-old daughter. For more information about Comfort Keepers, call 704-630-0370.

Golf center offering clinics for $20 Carolina Golf & Practice Center, 890 W. Ritchie Road off I-85 at Exit 74, is offering Pro Shop Clinics for $20, including a large bucket of balls: • Juniors Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. • Men Tuesday and Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. • Women Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Locally owned, Carolina Golf & Practice Center sells, fits and repairs golf clubs and offers a full-service driving range. Call 704-639-0011 for winter hours and other specials.

Richmond County hires Walker Marketing The Richmond County’s Tourism Development Authority has retained the services of Walker Marketing of Concord to develop a marketing communications plan and conduct digital and media outreach as a means to enhance tourism development. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 79 percent of online Americans plan travel on the Internet. As part of the strategic planning process, Walker Marketing conducted an audit of online tourism marketing in North Carolina and developed a program designed to increase Richmond County’s visibility on the Internet. “An enhanced digital presence will ultimately help Richmond County expand its tourism base beyond its immediate area and educate outdoor enthusiasts about the many eco-assets available in the county,” said Gary Walker, president and CEO of Walker Marketing.

Real estate company’s Panthers fan package CHARLOTTE — Allen Tate Realtors is sponsoring the Ultimate Fan Package Sweepstakes —a grand prize package (retail value $2,110) that includes four lower-level seats and four field passes to the Dec. 12 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta game at Bank of America Stadium. The winner will also take home a signed, framed Carolina Panthers jersey and a 50-inch LG Plasma HDTV. The contest is open to North and South Carolina residents who are 18 or older at the time of entry. Contestants must provide a valid e-mail address. To register, visit and complete an online entry form, or stop by any Allen Tate sales office. Deadline is Nov. 18. The winner will be announced on or before Dec. 1.

Bloom stores’ pilot program for 3GTv Networks Food Lion expects to run a pilot of the 3GTv Networks at nine Bloom stores in the Washington, D.C., area in early November, according to Automated Media Services. Supermarket News reported that a spokesperson for Food Lion, a Delhaize Group company, confirmed the pilot would take place but would not confirm a specific start date. This follows the announcement last month that the Allendale, N.J.-based company commissioned Bradley University to conduct best practice research in conjunction with the pilot. The research will examine the best way to utilize video and other digital media to connect with shoppers and enhance the in-store shopping experience as well as the optimal strategies for the wider rollout of 3GTv in 2011, according to a company press statement.

Girl Scouts’ Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s The Rowan County Girl Scouts will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 205 Faith Road. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling Tine Coe at 704-636-4241. Nonprofit groups can hold the breakfasts on any Saturday or Sunday morning. Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to Include a daytime phone number.

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1. FY2009-2010 HOME budget - Reallocate approximately $63,000 from new construction to foreclosure purchase/rehabilitation. This change is prompted by the increased availability of foreclosed homes that are negatively affecting neighborhoods. Funds will be used to purchase and rehabilitate a vacant, foreclosed home that will be sold to an eligible low or moderate income first-time homebuyer.

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2. FY2010-2011 HOME budget - Reallocate $75,000 from senior rental housing to family rental housing. The City received two similar requests for funding assistance for Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments during 2010, only one of which was funded by the LIHTC program. The City receives HOME funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its participation in the Cabarrus/Iredell/Rowan HOME Consortium. The funds must be used to benefit low or moderate income persons and for the prevention or removal of slums or blight in accordance with HUD regulations. These changes are consistent with the City of Salisbury Consolidated Plan goals.

SATURDAY the rent for covered spaces will be $5.00 and FREE for field spaces.

Citizens are invited to attend and to provide comments at the public hearing or send written comments to City of Salisbury, Community Planning Services, PO Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145-0479, or Comments on the proposals will be accepted for a 30-day review period ending November 21, 2010.

SUNDAY rent will be FREE to set up anywhere.

The meeting location is physically accessible to persons with disabilities. If any persons with limited English proficiency or persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairments need special accommodations, please notify Community Planning Services at 704-6385230 at least five (5) days in advance. This the 13th day of October 2010.

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She has one Kitchen Aid mixer that belonged to her husband’s grandmother. The one from her first wedding cake project is right next to it. Although she has parttime employees who come in different days of the week — Nikki Johnson, Kayla Daniels and Melissa Yates — Huffman does the majority of baking and decorating. Two girlfriends, Carrie McNeely and Crystal Fidler come in to help decorate from time to time. Fidler, a wonderful baker, was the one who inspired Huffman to start the business. She’ll likely need their help more frequently soon. “I expect a mad rush at the holidays,” Huffman says. Huffman’s main goal is to provide inexpensive gifts. Single-serve, individually wrapped desserts, for example, sell for $4. “I really want to cater to the local community with really creative, inexpensive gifts that make a big impression but don’t break your pocketbook.” Huffman loves to see customers’ faces light up when they see a custom cake. “I think my prices are very reasonable for custom cakes,” says Huffman, who prices those cakes by the layer. So a wedding cake is priced the same as any other stacked cake. Huffman says that zebrastriped cakes are all the rage with teenage girls, while the guys like the beer barrel cakes, complete with sugar ice cubes. Huffman makes “baby bottom” cakes for baby showers. Boys love monster truck cakes. “Mommas are working now,” Huffman says. “They don’t have time to make their kids’ birthday cakes. We do. “Our cakes are very moist and they taste delicious. And they’re greatlooking cakes.” Huffman grew up in China Grove and she and husband Michael, a self-employed beverage distributor, moved back home several years ago from Tennessee. They have two daughters, Aubree, a sixth-grader at China Grove Middle, and Emma, 18 months. Huffman can’t wait for Halloween, when the kids

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submit a nomination, and a committee consisting of leaders and staff review nominations and select final candidates. “These employees personally achieve excellence each and every day. I applaud them for their commitment to Rowan Regional Medical Center and Novant Health’s core values,” said Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Regional Medical Center. Circle of Excellence hon-


Allstate Insurance Agent Robert Cockerl, whose office is located at 130 N. Arlington St., has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Meals On Wheels of Rowan, where Cockerl volunteers. “Robert is an active and respected member of the business community,” said Allstate’s Southeast Region Assistant Field Vice President John O’Donnell. “He also makes a point of getting involved personally by dedicating himself to making a difference in people’s lives.”

Sanchez were acknowledged for their achievement at a special reception held in their honor Thursday. Honoring employees who consistently exceed in demonstrating Novant’s core values in day-to-day work and have a minimum of one year of service with the organization, the Circle of Excellence is committed to recognizing employees and leaders up through, and including, the manager level positions. Anyone may

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Nine Rowan Regional Medical Center employees are among those recognized for consistently demonstrating excellence in Novant Health’s core values and work to provide a remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time. David Bush, Jim Cook, Stacey Davis, Connie Hoffner, Lisa Lennox, Susan Lewis, Alisha Mastro, Angela Odom and Rosemary

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in Granite Quarry for more than 20 years. Burt Abernathy started the Trophy House with Ralph Williams in the late ’70s, and later moved the business to Granite Quarry. Luann and Gary Fesperman purchased the Trophy House more than three years ago. “The move to Salisbury gives our customers in the city and the western part of the county better access. The location at the corner of Jake Alexander and Faith Road is much closer to most of our customers,” Luann said. The Trophy House sells trophies, plaques, acrylics and other giftware. Laser engraving is also available on all surfaces from glass to blue jeans. The Trophy House also prints Tshirts with the latest direct-to-garment technology. It is 830 Faith Road in Salisbury and the phone number is the same, 704-279-5252.


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

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287 Ben Myna Nissan welcomes back Craig Hamilton also known as “Luckyâ€? to his friends. Craig has been a lifelong resident of Rowan County. He took an extended vaca on at the beach but is glad to return home. Craig has made many friends servicing Rowan County’s automo ve needs with great Nissans and Cer fied Pre-owned vehicles over the past 5 years. So if you’re in need of upgrading your transporta on and want to work with a great guy, stop by and ask for Craig and be ready to make a friend. Ben Myna Nissan is excited to welcome our newest addi on to our family, Adam Soper. Adam has over 16 years of experience in the automobile service business. Adam’s professionalism and desire to take care of his customers has been his reputa on in Rowan County. He is Nissan as well as GM Cer fied and can assist his customers with any make of automobile. Adam is looking forward to serving Rowan County at his new home in the service department at Ben Myna Nissan.

Ben Myna Nissan is glad to introduce Wes Morgan. Wes is a Rowan County na ve who has always loved cars and has made a career wan ng to assist customers in taking care of their automobiles. He has worked as a technician and has made the move to join Ben Myna Nissan as a service advisor. Wes has the desire to con nue to keep Ben Myna Nissan #1 in customer sa sfac on.



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Countrywide Financial Corp. co-founder Angelo Mozilo has agreed to a $67.5 million settlement to avoid trial on civil fraud and insider trading charges that alleged he profited from doling out risky mortgages while misleading investors about the risks. Two other former Countrywide executives also settled before trial was to start this week on charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But employment agreements that protect the men from lawsuits involving the failed lender mean Bank of America Corp., which bought Countrywide in July 2008, will pick up most of the tab. The settlement announced Friday spares the executives the risk of a verdict that could have been used against them in lawsuits by shareholders, or by prosecutors if a criminal probe into their activities leads to charges. It also gives the SEC the right to brag about what it said is the biggest financial penalty ever against a public company’s senior executive. The agency has been criticized for doing little to prevent much of the risky behavior that led to the financial meltdown and for failing to detect Bernard Madoff’s massive investment fraud. “This settlement is a desirable result for all the parties,� said Jacob Frenkel, a former SEC enforcement attorney now in private practice. “The SEC claims victory. The defendants get closure while preserving their ability to fight� lawsuits by shareholders. The agreement requires Mozilo to repay $45 million in ill-gotten profits and $22.5 million in civil penalties. Former Countrywide President David Sambol owes $5 million in profits and $520,000 in civil penalties, and former Chief Financial Officer Eric P. Sieracki will pay $130,000 in civil penalties. It’s “the fitting outcome for a corporate executive who deliberately disregarded his duty to investors by hiding what he saw in the executive suite,� SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami said in a conference call with re-

versatility, medical assistants are proving to be the allied health professional of choice for this decade and beyond. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations. For more information about the program at Cabarrus College, contact the Office of Admissions at 704-403-1555.

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that this week will be a success by raising money for the Angel Tree and holding events that increase the awareness of the medical assistant program.� Medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. With their unique

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week starts Monday CONCORD — The Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Medical Assistant Student Organization is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, which starts Monday. As designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, Wednesday. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, the Medical Assistant Student Group at Cabarrus College has planned the following special events and activities: • Several silent auctions and a raffle; • A Little Caesars Pizza Sale to raise funds for students to attend the North Carolina Medical Assistant Convention in April 2011; • A bake sale, with proceeds benefiting the Angel Tree Project, which assists children of Bostian Elementary School in Rowan County. These families are identified by the school guidance director based on need for assistance with food, shelter and essential medical care. These families have been affected by lost wages, jobs, injuries, illness, domestic violence or divorce. • A softball game will be played on Saturday against the Surgical Technology Student Organization, with proceeds also benefiting The Angel Tree Project. Cabarrus College offers a one-year diploma and twoyear associate degree for medical assistants. Currently, 17 students are enrolled in the program. All Cabarrus College medical assistant graduates over the past three years have passed the certification exam. Program Chair Stacey Wilson said, “The students have worked very hard to ensure

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Farmers Market

for exhibit or vendor information call 704-250-5436

Reap a Wonderful Harvest of Cakes & Candles Cookies & Canned Goods Watches & Wood Crafters Food & Wine Vendors Jewelry & Jackets NC Grown Trees, Wreaths and Greenery NC Grown Wine & Tastings Unique and Juried Hand Crafted Gifts Silver & Copper Crafter Santa and Mrs. Claus Children’s Activities Horse & Carriage Rides (WEATHER PERMITTING) Live Entertainment with Jeff Whittington Food Vendors

Enjoy the splendor of the season in a Williamsburg-inspired Village under thousands of twinkling Lights Friday & Saturday, November 26 & 27, 10AM to 5PM

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Employment Clerical/Administrative

Part-Time to Full-Time Billing Clerk and Office Assistant Positions in small medical office. Day and Evening shifts. Pay is $9-$12. Please specify hours available to work. Send resume to Box 395, c/o The Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.


CLINICAL LAB TECH Positions available for Hospital Clinical LAB MT or MLT Generalist. Ability to multi-task. F/T and PRN available. Send resume to: P.O. Box 1209 Mocksville, NC 27028 FAX 336-751-8402

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The Town of Spencer is accepting applications for a part-time Librarian's position. Experience in library work and/or library science degree preferred. Responsible for daily library operations including purchasing and maintaining library resources. Ability to work with the public and to work independently is essential. Pay range $8.69 to $10.86 per hour. Starting pay DOQ. Submit application to Town Clerk, 600 S. Salisbury Avenue, P. O. Box 45, Spencer, NC 28159. Position open until filled. EOE.

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Property Manager Needed for Salisbury apts. Min. 2 + yrs mgmt exper. Fax resume: 704-636-8229 Tax preparers needed, exp. or will train. 25 full & part time positions to fill. Please call 704-267-4689 VOLUNTEERS Independent voters needed by Cecil for

Police Officer Call 704-920-4009 to schedule assessment (limit 30 seats). Deadline for registration – Oct. 22, 2010 Apply at 246 Oak Ave. Kannapolis, NC 28081 or call 704-920-4300. EOE EOE Education

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for a:

Please visit for more details. Healthcare

Insurance Specialist Rowan Diagnostic Clinic seeks an individual experienced in claim coding, review, transmission, and insurer follow up. Pay relative to experience. Send resume to or RDC Administrator, 611 Mocksville Ave, Salisbury, NC, 28144.

Programmer Analyst I Required: Associate's degree in computer programming, computer science or information technology related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of full-time related work experience or 3 years of any combination of college-level coursework in computer programming or closely related disciplines and experience in computer programming. Deadline for applications: October 28, 2010. Interested applicants may apply online at EOE.


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Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160 Dump Truck Driver needed. Local. Exp. only apply. 704-6331136/704-202-4503 Healthcare

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


Assemblers, Window/Door Mfg Material Handlers, Loaders/Unloaders Circuit Board Wirers, CNC Brake Press CNC Punch Press, Machinists Manual Punch Press, Machine Maintenance

Responsible, organized, energetic & patient oriented RN needed to oversee & monitor resident care & service for 100 bed facility. Competitive pay & excellent benefits. Excellent opportunity to join a leading and progressive facility in Rowan County.

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 12 hr shifts Welcome, Lexington, Linwood, Kernersville

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If interested, please contact Denise Daugherty at (704) 636-8373 fax or



Genesis HealthCare Salisbury Center seeks seasoned for fast-paced office in Skilled Nursing Facility, 11am-8pm. Self-motivated, detail-oriented w/good communications & computer skills (Excel knowledge pref.).




City of Salisbury Transit Operator #405 Closing Date: 10/26/2010


Skilled Labor

Available w/City of Kannapolis

CNAs & PCAs Up to $12/hr., no exp. necessary. Advancement opportunities. 704-549-5664


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Maintenance Technician Our company is looking for technicians with mechanical/electrical maintenance background.

(336) 243-5249 Skilled Labor

Job Responsibilities include:

Instrument Technician Opening for exp instrument Tech at our Salisbury, NC plant. Formerly National Starch and Chemical Co. now part of AkzoNobel. 2 year degree in industrial electrical/electronics, min 5+ years exp maintaining/calibrating industrial electronic control devices (flow, pressure, temperature, level) in control loops. Troubleshooting and maintaining PLC's AC drives and Digital Control Systems. Fluent w/electronic/electrical testing devices and instrumentation. Work exp at a chemical plant preferred. Predictive maintenance tools exp a plus. Programming PLC and DCS a plus. Excellent Benefits & Wages. EOE. Local applicants only. Please apply by sending a resume to AkzoNobel, Salisbury Plant, 485 Cedar Springs Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147, Attn: HR

Daily maintenance activities, troubleshooting or repair on high speed packaging machinery Following and recording daily preventive maintenance program Following company rules regarding safety, lock out-tag out procedures Small shop maintenance, fabrication and welding Requirements: Experience with food industry HVAC experience is a plus Fork lift maintenance Mechanical or electrical background. Please reply to Blind Box 396, c/o Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.

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

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

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

Hot Wheels car collection $30. Call Kim 704-636-0403

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

Furniture & Appliances

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Dining room set, solid oak with six chairs and leaf $275 OBO. Call 704762-0345

Barbed wire. 15½ gauge tensile barbed wire. New roll. $20. Please call 704-633-4526

Hot chocolate. New Box of Hot Chocolate for Keurig Coffee Maker. $7. Call 704-245-8843

Great Bargains!

Bedframes, queen size, 2 piece metal. 3 pair. $10/pair. Call 704-6404373 after 5pm.

Wall unit $30, baby bed $35, Bassett twin beds $75. Huntersville area. Call after 5:30p.m. 704-274-9528 Refrigerator. GE side by side, $250. Frigidaire flat top stove, $225, Kenmore dryer, $75. 704-798-1926

Games and Toys Foosball table, Excellent condition. Call for more information. $55.00 704928-5062

Baby Items

Boardgames for kids. 5 games. $2 each. Wine glasses 3 left. $1 each. Call 704-640-4373 Decorative wicker baskets, set of 3. $5. Easter egg baskets, $3. Call 704-6404373 after 5pm.

Gone Fishing Catfish Master Rod & Reel (7ft. Long), $30. Pro Striker (9ft) Rod & Reel, $30. 704-278-0629

Great condition

Lawn and Garden EZ-RAKE mower leaf vacuum. Runs great. Has hand hose too. Ready to go. $150 obo . Call Dan 704-209-1376

Baby clothes. 0-12m. girl clothes Over 175 pieces. Very good cond., Smoke & pet free home. $120 cash. OBO. 704213-0190 Salisbury Area Baby Crib, white, with 1 underneath drawer, purchased at Babies R Us, in good condition, 704-9383452 in Kannapolis, $100. Bassinet / Cradle, with mobile, 3 white sheets, plays music, lights up, smoke and pet free home. $50 cash. 704213-0190 Salisbury

Leyland Cypress Trees, 3 ft. tall. $5 each. Green Giant's 6 ft. tall $20 each. Will plant for you for small fee. 704-213-6096

FOR SALE Mower Walkbehind 550 Series 115.00 OBO Call 704-762-0345

Trees. 3 Hibiscus $50 for all; 1 schefflera 6 ft. tall, $40; 50 potted plants, all kinds, $3 ea. 704-637-9173

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

Piano, Melodigrand spinet, walnut finish, wellcared for, tuned regularly, great condition. $750. 704-855-8353.

Food & Produce

Lawn Mower. Asking $35. Please call 704-433-0651 or 704-636-2234

Handbags, women's. 15 bag $1 to $5 each. Please call 704-640-4373 after 5pm for more info.

Fresh Veggies!

Chicco Cortina Travel System: Sahara pattern, car seat, stroller, and 2 bases. Very good used condition! $200. Please call 336-492-6050

Tiller, Bolens, new condition $290. Call 336751-7795, located in Mocksville.

Machine & Tools

Infant To Toddler Rocker, very good condition, has toy bar and vibrates. $20 704-213-0190 OBO Salisbury Area

Sweet potatoes by box of 25 lbs (48¢/lb). By pound 79¢. Mixed greens (you pick them) 50¢/lb. Collards, turnips and broccoli. Buddy's Produce, 9309 Wright Rd, 704-932Kannapolis. 2135.

Play yard. Eddie Bauer Soothen sway play yard. Never been used. $100. Call 336-998-8280 Rainforest Jumperoo, very good condition, smoke and pet free home. $40 OBO 704213-0190 Salisbury Area

Central Boiler Outdoor Wood Furnaces starting at $4,990. Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000. 704-202-3363

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Firewood for sale. $75 a truck load and delivered.I have all sizes. 6 loads available. Call Mike at 704-785-1061 Gas fireplace logs with blower. $200 Please Call 704-855-4930

Computers & Software

Furniture & Appliances


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

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

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

Are you selling your home? Corner china cabinet. Flawless finish, medium color finish. $175 OBO 704-762-9197


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Stamps. Large collection of old cancelled US postage stamps. Some foreign. $25 obo. Call 704-636-1408 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 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

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Business Opportunities

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

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

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

Want to Buy Old Biltmore Milk Jug Please Call 704-636-0111 Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298


Misc For Sale

Music Sales & Service

Toddler Bed, wooden. Can use a crib mattress, low to the floor. Good condition. Call 704-9383452 in Kannapolis, $40.

Camper shell, red, shortbed. excellent condition $500. Leave message 704-279-4106 or 704-798-7306



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.

Free Stuff

Found small dog, in the area of Highway 158 and Farmington Road . Call 336-391-3278 to identify Free black eyed Susan plants. Please call 704636-9098 for more information. Free kittens. 6 weeks old, 2 black, 3 grey. 2 female cats, 1 white, grey & yellow. & 1 pretty white. Call 704-279-6946

Business Opportunities

Free Kittens. Gray & White, Black & White, Orange. Long hair and short hair. Males and females. 704-857-1579

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

Free puppy. 4 month old Beagle/Pit mix. Male. Very playful. Shots and wormed. Needs good home, inside dog. 704-493-2936

Have a Seat! wood, Benches, backless, (4) 4-6 ft. long, $9-$13 each. Call 704431-4550 after 10am

Heating system. Laser vented (kerosene), heats 1,670-2,000 sq. ft. Exc. operating condition. Comforts of central heating system in 1 compact, roomsized unit. Thermostatically controlled, digitally programmable, w/set-back. Includes other accessories that came w/heater. Buyer unistalls & moves. $1100 neg. Cash only or cashier's check. 704-202-0774

Cats Free kittens to good home. 3 females. 1 gray, 1 gray with white paws, 1 white with butterscotch. loving, litter Sweet, trained. 336-284-2781



Free kittens. Female calico, litter box trained, dewormed. Please call 704-855-5623. Leave message if no answer

Found dog. Red Hound, neutered male found Sept. 28, Advance/Fork. Call to identify. 336-998-7220

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Free dogs. Two. They have had all their shots. One is lab mix, the other is chow mix. 336-284-5064

Free Spanky & “Our Gang” pups. Found on highway in Asheville. Males and females. Wormed. 704-209-1202

Boxer Puppies, AKC registered, brown and white, 1st Shots, dewormed. 6 weeks old. Parents on Site. $400. 704-239-4612

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HOT TUB. Rec Whse 93" square + chemicals. Gold Hill. Excel cond. $6,000 new, $1500. You move & haul. 704-279- 1066

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Kitten - Black & white female tuxedo kitten. 8 mths old to a good home. Good w/kids & small dogs. 704-762-9099



Cedar Chest with honey colored exterior finish. 4 ft. long seat. $175. 704762-9197

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

Air compressor, 60 gallon tank. 120 or 230 volt cont. duty USA motor. $300. Call 704-857-9275

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

Misc For Sale

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

Farm Equipment & Supplies

A/C units. 24,000 btu used, $100. 25,000 bts new, $400. Please call 704-639-7007

Baker's rack, $25. Beige sofa, like new, $250. Twin bed w/frame, $200. TV table, $25. Call 704638-8965

Monitor. 19" LCD Flat Panel Monitor. $75 Please call 704-245-8843 for more information.

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

Cub Cadet, 42” Front Blade for GT series model 302. Purchased new, used twice, new cond. Has 3 position angle blade. Op. manual & maint. instructions. $350. 704-546-7717

Misc For Sale

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Free puppy. Labrador Retriever, nine month old puppy to a good home. call 704 636 1054 Free puppy. Six month old female black lab mix. All shots and preventatives. Great with kids and other pets. 704-431-4299

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Pug Puppies. CKC 2 males fawn $400 each. 3 females fawn and 1 female black. $450 each. Shots. Cash. 704-603-8257.

Chow Puppy for sale. AKC Registered. $200. Call 704279-7520, leave message or 704-640-4224

Dog - Female choc. Lab mix, neutered, needs good home, lovable, great with kids & other pets, deploying overseas & cant keep her. 704310-6092 Free dog. Female Jack Russell, spayed. To good home only. Friendly & loving. Must find home quickly or may have to take to shelter. Call 704528-5454

BULLDOG PUPPIES AKC registered. 3 male, 3 female. $1,500. 704-640-1359 or 704-640-2541

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Free dogs to good home. Female solid black Cairn Terrier and female Rat Terrier. 704603-4196. Ask for Caren

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JUST THE SWEETEST EVER! Supplies and Services Puppies, Chihuahuas. Two females ($300 each), one male ($275), black & tan and black & white. Ready now for their new home. 704-245-5238

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

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

Christian mom for cleaning jobs & ironing. Great rates. 704-932-1069 or 704791-9185

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

Monday, November 8, 2010 11 a.m.

Executive Office Building

Save $$ ! RESTRETCH & CLEAN your CARPET before you buy new. Your friends will just THINK you bought new carpet! Kent 704-960-0187

Salisbury, NC Rowan County

Selling Regardless of Price in Excess of $350,000.00

Pursuant to the orders of the bankruptcy courts trustee Gerald Schafer will offer the following: Open sign, Oriental column lights, 13 booths & tables, 67 wooden chairs, 14 Oriental chandeliers, 10 Oriental light fixtures, 11 Oriental scones, glass show cases, l-shaped counter, cash register, 9 s.s. refrigerated table, 6 & 15 s.s. steam table, Oriental screens, Oriental decorative items, plate rack, s.s. refrigerator, ice maker, s.s. tables, coffee maker, coffee & tea dispenser, plates, glasses, single & double s.s. sink, aluminum rack, s.s. cart, bus cart, s.s. rack, pots, pans, s.s. drop ins, aluminum trays, cooling racks, mop buckets, ladders, freezer, 12 s.s. cooker, gas 6 burner stove, 2 deep fryers, rice cooker, 5 sandwich makeup unit, 6 4 door freezer, 5 2 sided stem table, 6 sandwich makeup unit, 24 s.s. hood system, 8 s.s. table, 4 s.s. table, 9 s.s. 2 compartment sink, 2 rice warmers, 5 & 3 s.s. work station, 20 quart Hobart mixer, rolling carts, microwave & lots more.

John Pait & Associates, Inc. 336-299-1186 NCAL#1064 NCFL#5461

6,200+/-Sq. Ft. Executive Office Building with 1 Bath Located at 530 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC See Website for More Details – Broker Participation Invited

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Eddie Teeter Equipment Liquidation 785 London Road, Mooresville, N.C.

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

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

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

Tractors – 2005 Massey Ferguson 471 Tractor w/ cab, 4 wheel drive, front end loader, bucket, forks, 498 hours, excellent condition, like new; Farmall Super A w/ cultivators, good condition; Massey Ferguson 135 Tractor, gas, good condition; International Cub w/ belly mower ATV – 2007 John Deere Gator, 4 x 2; Trailers -2001 Delta 24' Gooseneck Trailer; Farm Hay Wagon with metal bed, dual axles; Homemade Cattle Trailer; Hay & Mowing Equipment –1997 John Deer e 1578 Bush Hog 15’; John Deere Mower Conditioner , Model 915; John Deere 335 Round Bailer, 4 x 4; 1986 New Holland Hayliner 315; 2008 Frontier WX2010 Hay Rake, 15'; 2008 Frontier 1316 Tedder; Frontier Bale Spear; 3pt. Bale Forks, Bale Spear, Equipment - Ford 2 Row Corn Planter; American 16” Turning Plow, International 350 Disc Harrow, Farm 500# Fertilizer Distributor; Agri Fab Fertilize Distributor, Baltic Fertilize Distributor, Post Hole Digger, Subsoiler, 11’ Culipacker, Hi-Co Fold up drag harrow, 9 shank tillage tool, 11 shank tillage tool, Bush Hog Box Blade, BX – 840; 6’ scrape blade, Boom pole, Drag Harrow, Cattle Chute – Southwest Squeeze Shute Guns – Savage Model 112, 22-250 w/ 10 power scope; Savage MK 1, 22 cal. Single shot; New England Arms Partner 410 ga. Single barrel; Fox Model B 16ga. Double Barrel, Remington Arms Cap & Ball Double Barrel Shotgun; Cap & Ball Double Barrel Marked D.R. on barrel’ Winchester WinLite 12 ga. M-59; Glenfield Mod. 25 22 Cal. Rifle; Ben Franklin Mod. 342 22 cal. BB gun; S&W 32 cal. 6 shot revolver; S&W 38 Cal. Revolver, nickel plated; S&W 32 cal revolver; Tools & Misc. –Stihl Chain Saws, Stewart Clippers, Andis Clippers, Weed Eaters, Craftsman Tool Box, tools, Power Pro Lawn Edger, Bolt cutters, Single Trees, Double Trees, Hames, Horse Collars, Silage Forks, Mowing Sickles, Ropers, Halters, Horse grooming supplies, Tools, Sockets, Buggy wrench, cotton scales, draw knife, shears, lanterns, pulleys, Misc. fence wire, and much more… Horse Drawn plows, cultivators, etc. and much more… Auctioneer’s Note – Mr. Eddie Teeter has leased his farm and retiring from his farming operation, and has commissioned us to sell his good farm equipment to the highest bidder. Take this opportunity to buy good equipment in excellent condition. Two of the tractors, MF 135 and the Int. Cub tractor are being sold for the Ballard Estate of Rowan County. Inspection: Friday October 22nd 9:00 am until 3 p.m. The guns are not located on the property but will be delivered to the sale on early Saturday morning for your inspection.



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Concrete Work

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Drywall Services

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OLYMPIC DRYWALL Residential & Commercial Repair Service

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

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

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

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


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

House Cleaning Home Maid Cleaning Service, 10 yrs. exp, Free Estimates & References. Call Regina 704.791.0046

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

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

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

Plumbing Services

Hodges Services

Complete plumbing and AC service. Rotten Floors. $45 service calls. Sr. Citizen's discounts.

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Heating and Air Conditioning

WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title, $175 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

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

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

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

Roofing and Guttering

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

Home Improvement

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

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

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

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

Earl's Lawn Care

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

Pools and Supplies

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

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Leaf Removal 3Seeding 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

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

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

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

From Salisbury take I-85 South. Proceed to Exit 68 (China Grove) and turn right onto

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

Church St (becomes NC 152). Proceed 7.5 miles and turn left onto Allman Rd.

Yokeley’s Auction Company

Junk Removal

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

Custom Built Computer Systems with Windows 7 Used Computer Systems Starting at $150 Printer Repair & Maintenance FREE COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES! 909 S. Main Street • Suite 102 • Salisbury 704-210-8028 M-F 12:00-6:00pm


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

Painting and Decorating

Virus Removal and Clean Up $50


Ford 3000 Tractor, Farmall Super A Tractor w/Cultivators, Bush Hog, Double Turn Plow, Scrape Blade, Disc Harrow, Scoop Pan, 7 Shank Cultivator, Potato Plow, Pull Disc, Boon Pole, Drag Harrow, Cyclone Distributor, Yard Trailer, Sm. Farm Trailer, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation BB Gun, Stevens Mod. 77B Pump 16ga. Shotgun, Springfield Mod. 120/22 cal. Rifle, J.C. Higgins Mod. 1101 Bolt 20ga., Remington Mod. 550-1/22cal. Semi Auto Rifle, RG 22cal. Pistol (Permit Required), Deer Scouting Cam, Motorola 2-way Radios, Coleman Stove, Ingersol 1212G Riding Mower, Murray 12 1/2 H.P. Riding Mower, Push Mower, Dome Top Trunk, Barstools, Table & 4 Chairs, Couch & Matching Chair, Window Table, Toshiba 32” TV, Coffee & End Tables, Upright Piano, Credenza, 3pc Drew BR Suite, Franklin Shockey Cedar Chest, Rattan Shelf, Cedar Chest, Cedar Wardrobe, Rocker, Telephone Stands, Recliners, Spool Bed, 5pc. BR Suite, 3pc. BR Suite, Elegant Depression Glass, Lamps, Pictures, Kaysons China (Golden Fantasy), Snow Sled, Gun & Hunting Magazines, Sewing Machine, Milk Can, Wash Post, 10 gal. Crock, Kitchenware, Compressor, Hand Tools, Yard Tools, Electric Tools, Pea Sheller, Drill Bit Sharpener, Car Ramps, Early Push Mower, Corn Fork Briar Scythe, IRon Wheels, Tiller, Aluminum Laddrs, Corn Sheller, Push Seeder, Cant Hook, Scroll Saw, Wheelbarrow, Washer & Dryer, Chest Freezer + MUCH MORE!!

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


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

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Christian mom of 3 will care for children in my home, full or parttime. Fulton Heights. Weekdays only. 704-310-8508

Farm Equipment and Personal Property Call for information or brochure

Quality work at affordable prices NC Licensed General Contractor # 17608. NC Licensed Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, Under home repairs, light tractor work & Home maintenance. 36 years experience We accept Visa/MC 704-633-3584. Visit our website:

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

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Estate of Joe R Morrison (deceased)

256 Raceway Drive, Suite 2A, Mooresville, N.C. 704 663 1582 Office – Cell 704 363 9404 Don Horton NCAL 807, ASC NCFAL 7238

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Home Improvement







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

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

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

Miscellaneous Services

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

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Large Groups Welcome!

Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

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Lost & Found Found Collie - Behind Millbridge Elementary School. Please Call 704856-1000

Homes for Sale


Homes for Sale

Boston Terrier. Lost Wednesday, Oct. 13, male. No collar. Patterson Road area. 704-640-8022


Lost dog. Rottweiler, male, neutered. Last seen on Poole Road. Answers to Bear. 704239-9349 or 704-6389882 Lost Sterling Silver with Celtic Bracelet design. Not valuable just very sentimental. $50 reward. 704-224-5458

Homes for Sale Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

Salisbury, 2 BR, 1 BA, Cute home in city on corner lot. Easy access to shopping, great investment or for first time home buyer. R50827 704.633.2394 $49,900 B&R Realty

Why rent when you can OWN a home for less in one of Salisbury's most desirable condominium communities? 2BR, 2BA. $90's MLS # 50942 704-213-2464

Need customers? We’ve got them. The Salisbury Post ads are read daily in over 74% of the area’s homes!

Motivated Seller

Salisbury, Henderson Estates, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Basement, Double Attached Carport, R48766 $149,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

TRUE MODULAR ~ NO STEEL FRAMES New Modular Floor Plan – Great Kitchen, 3BR, 2BA over 1,600 sq. ft. Save over $15,000. Set up with foundation on your land, only.... $105,900 Call 704-463-1516 for Dan or Bobbie Fine to view at: Select Homes, Inc. Modular Outlet in Richfield, NC

Homes for Sale

A Great Home * * * A Fair Price

In the Reserve, next to Salisbury Country Club. A lovely 3BR, 2BA, 2,163 sq. ft. home awaits your inspection. Custom upgrades throughout. Gas log fireplace. MBR walk-in closet. Large sunroom. All kitchen appliances incl. Butler pantry. 3 patio areas. Water feature. Landscaped. Garage cabinet system incl. Whole house surge protected. 1yr home warranty. Many extras incl. with sale. MLS #51168 704-905-6651

Land for Sale

Land for Sale

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. GPS zip code 27013. Safe distance from cities. Need sale this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or Email to: See photos and directions:

PRICE REDUCED $20k! 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!! Motivated Seller! MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582 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.

East Rowan

Salisbury, 3BR, 2 BA Wonderful neighborhood, no thru traffic, great for kids and pets. Open floor plan. Fresh paint and brand new carpet. R51361 $149,900 Monica Poole, B&R Realty 704.245.4628


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

Granite Quarry. 3BR, 2½BA. Completely remodeled home. Open floor plan, surround system, home office, hardwood flooring, 2 rock fireplaces, granite countertops, vessel sinks, finished basement, 2,450 sq, ft. $195,000. $5k closing. FSBO. 704-239-5936 512 Gold Hill Dr. Woodleaf 2BR, 1BA. $74,000. Please Call 704-855-5353

Lots for Sale

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

Farm Property for sale. 96 acres in Rowan County. Mahaley Rd. Call 336-766-8694

Homes for Sale

Southwestern Rowan County, Barnhardt 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

Drastically Reduced!

Salisbury, 3 BR, 1 BA Unfinished Full Basement. Sunroom with fireplace. Double garage. R50828 $89,900 B & R Realty 704.633.2394

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

Salisbury, 3 BR, 2 BA Well established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394


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

Salisbury. Nicely remodeled 3 BR, 1 BA close to everything. Only $55,900.00. R51250 Mi Casa Real Estate (704) 202-8195 "Hablamos Espanol"

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

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

Fulton Heights Classic

Built in 1917. 417 Elm St. Stunning renovation! 10' ceilings, hdwd, 2FP. Open floorplan, 1800 sqft., 3 BR, 2 new BA, all new kitchen w/breakfast bar. New elec., AC, plumb., windows, doors, insulation & drywall. $127,900. 321-230-1380

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. $154,900. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty


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

Real Estate Commercial

Alexander Place

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300 Salisbury 2400 SF retail business at 612 W. Innes St. Also, 500 SF & 750 SF upstairs ofc spaces. 864-350-0749 Spencer. 1500 SF ofc., previously medical. Also available, remodeled 590 SF space. 864-350-0749.

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

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Kannapolis. 3BR/2BA. Office, all new A/C, heating and siding, granite in bathrooms & kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, new washer & dryer, all new tile & carpet. Easy access to shopping and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. $74,900. Call 980-621-9197


For Sale By Owner

China Grove. 28 ft x 6ft, 2000 sq.ft., 4 bedroom doublewide, excellent condition, must be moved soon. $20,000. Call 704857-4406.

Will also consider leasing with option to buy


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

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

Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$ Are you trying to sell your property? We guarantee a sale within 14704-245-2604 30 days.

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Salisbury. Owner Financing available. Large 4 BR, 2 BA home Ready to move in. R51222 only $79,900.00 Mi Casa Real Estate 704-202-8195 "Hablamos Espanol"

3-BR, 2-BA house at end of long, winding drive on 6plus acres on U.S. Highway 64 W in Davie County. 1,281 sq. ft. Two-car garage, 21-by-42 heated basement (outside entrance only), cottage-type outbuilding, and 10-by-42 covered back porch offers place to entertain, relax and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. Fence and row of Leyland cypresses provide privacy. Stream at back of property makes great picnic area. Call 336-407-3981, $175,000 - price negotiable.

Southeast Rowan

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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704-797-4220 Rockwell, 3BR, 2.5 BA Beautiful home with wood floors, open and airy floor plan, formal dining room. Large pantry. Nice sized deck. R50566. $219,900 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587 1BR or 2BR units. Close to VA. Central HVAC. $450 - $600/mo. Call 704-239-4883. Broker 2 BR apts in Salisbury & Faith. Prices from $425$475/month. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 3BR rentals available. East schools. Refrigerator & stove, W/D hook-up. Please call 704-638-0108 519/521 E. Cemetary St. 1 BR, $330; 2 BR $350. No pets. Deposit req. Call Jamie at 704-507-3915. Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

Fall Specials Ask about free rent, and free water. $300 - $1,200/mo. 704-637-1020 Chambers Realty 1 BR Garden Apt. Part of Historic District. Suitable for 1 person, all utilities, no pets. $475. Please Call 919-698-7893

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

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

704-633-1234 China Grove 2BR Apt. Includes $550/month. water and garbage pickup. Call 704-857-2415. China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $525/month + deposit & references. No pets. 704-279-8428 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F TDD Relay 9:00-12:00. 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

East Rowan. 2BR, 1BA duplex on ½ acre lot. All appliances including W/D, dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. Cathedral ceilings in LR and kitchen. Lawn maintenance, water, & sewer incl. Front porch/rear patio. Quiet, private setting. 704-202-5876 or 704279-7001

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 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 Equal information. Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

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

Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 S. Fulton St. Very nice 1500 sq ft 3 BR 2.5BA town house apartment. All elec., central heat/AC. Water incl., stove, refrig., dishwasher furnished. Outside storage. No pets. 1 yr lease. $625/mo. & $500 dep. 704-279-3808 Salisbury City. Very large 1BR/1BA, Lincolnton Rd, good neighborhood. $365 / mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury. 2BR duplex. Excellent condition with appls. $550/mo. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 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 3BR, 2BA, quiet, lovely, very spacious. and $1,100/monthly includes water, gas, electric, HD cable, internet, lawncare. 704-798-8595 China Grove, Southern Charms Townhome, 2 BR, 1.5 BA. $575 month. 704-202-5784 location, newly City renovated. 2 BR, 2 BA, all appliances new. References req. 704639-0323. Lv. Message Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319


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

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

Salisbury 3BR/1BA, 1300 SF, hardwoods, near City Park, central air and heat. Broker/Owner $69,900. 704-223-0893

W. Rowan. Great Family home with 4 large BR on acre corner lot. Granite counter tops, H/W & tile floors, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, screened porch and deck. Media room with built-in bookcases, large family room with built in bookcases, F/P. West School district. 704-798-2689



Salisbury. 125 Greenbrier Creek Place, 3BR/2BA, ranch for sale, 1400+ SF, 2 car garage, fireplace. $152,000. 704-637-0717

Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

Wanted: Real Estate


For Sale or Rent, near High Rock Lake. 520 sq. ft., needs cosmetic TLC but is structurally sound. Lake access. Assoc. fee $65/year. Ttreated wood deck, well & septic. Electric stove & refrigerator. Not suited for large family. Located at 785 Playground Ln., Salisbury. Priced to sell at $42,500 OBO. Email: 704-209-1748


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

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

West Schools. 3BR, 2BA. Kitchen with appliances, laundry room, living & dining room, fireplace with gas logs. 2 car detached garage. Central heat & air. House built in 2003. Large lot. $134,000. Please call 704-633-0229

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

Resort & Vacation Property

New Listing

Rockwell, 3 BR, 2 BA. Cute brick home in quiet subdivision. Outbuilding, wooded lot, nice deck off back. Kitchen appliances stay. R51385 $129,900 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663


New Listing

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

Colonial Village Apts.

Land for Sale

New Home



1 & 2BR. Nice, well maint'd, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Homes for Sale


ALL LOTS REDUCED TO BUILDER'S COST! Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! Six lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development. 704-4332582.

Homes for Sale


Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334

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

Homes for Sale Landis. 2BR/1BA Brick home near school. Completely remodeled. floors, new Hardwood kitchen, claw foot tub, fireplace, new roof, energy efficient windows. $69,900. Call 980-521-3743.

Real Estate Services

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Lots for Sale

Monument & Cemetery Lots Carolina Memorial Pk, Concord. Plaza Mausoleum space for sale. Lot A-17. $4,000. 704-798-6821

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

Lost cat. Yellow/Orange and buff colored male tabby cat. He doesn't have front claws. Missing since 9/30. East Rowan High School area. If found, call 704-279-4650 Lost dog. Poodle mix, white male, blind and deaf in Cauble Road/Ridge Road area. Missing since Oct. 12 p.m. No collar. 704636-4039

Homes for Sale


Found dog. Female, South Jackson Street, Call to identify. Call 704603-4196 Found Dog. Shih Tzu, by South Main Street in Kannapolis. Please call to identify. 704-933-5040

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No. 60632

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


Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration Complete Piano Restoration

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.

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

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


ELECTRONIC AUCTION The Town of Spencer will hold electronic auctions of the following items beginning November 1, 2010 @ 10:00am and ending November 10, 2010 @ 10:00pm. " HP Design Jet 750C Plus Plotter " Xerox 5328 Copier " 1994 GMC 3500 Flat Bed Dump Truck " 1976 Ford 2000 Tractor " 6' Finish Mower 3pt Hitch " John Deere GT262 Riding Lawn Mower " Tow-Behind Concrete Mixer " 3" Pump with Briggs Engine " 3" Pump with Honda Engine " Two (2) Large Military Style Shipping Containers " Stihl Weed Eater " Stihl Hedge Trimmer Website address to view and bid is Items can be previewed Monday through Friday from October 25 through October 29 by appointment only. Contact Jeff Bumgarner, Public Works Director at 704.633.5331 or for appt or questions. The right is reserved to delete or "NO SALE" any item(s). Terms of payment: US Currency or certified cashier's check. All items must be removed by their respective buyer within 10 business days from the time and date that the auction ends.

8C • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 Condos and Townhomes

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

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

Kannapolis. 314 North Ave. 3BR, 2BA. $850/mo. Kannapolis. 315 Tara Elizabeth Place. 3BR, 2BA. $825/ mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

Houses for Rent $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2 Spectacular Homes $950-$1300 704-239-0691 3 & 4 BR homes in Salisbury & Faith. From $675 - $750/mo. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 325 Wiley Ave. 3BR. Lg rooms, new appl. Great condition/location. Fence. $775 per mo. 704-798-2603 5BR, 2 ½ BA. RENT TO OWN. 3000 sq. ft. +/garage, basement, fenced. $8,000 down. $998/mo. 704-630-0695

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

Spencer. 3BR, 2 baths. Ranch/basement, garage. $875/ mo + dep. Broker mang'd. 704-490-1121

Kannapolis. 3BR, 2BA. Nice house on large lot. Lots of privacy $775/mo. plus deposit. Please call 704-855-1201 Mon.-Fri.

Spencer. 3BR/1BA, new carpet/paint, excellent condition. No pets. $600/mo / dep. 704-633-5067

Kannapolis. 3BR, 2BA; Near I-85. garage. $725/mo. + dep. + credit check. 704-798-3208

W Rowan & Woodleaf school district. 2BR/1BA house. Taking applications. No pets. 704-754-7421

Nr. Hwy Patrol Station. 3BR/2BA, lease & dep req'd, all elec. $850/mo. 704-798-7233

Office and Commercial Rental

Rentals Needed 704-248-2520 Carolina-Piedmont Properties

1250 sq ft office building. 5,000 – 23,000 manufacturing distributing bld with office, loading docks. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Rowan Hosp. area. 3BR / 2BA. Appl., CHA. No Sect. 8. No pets. $700/mo. 1St & last mo's rent & dep. Call before 5pm 704-636-4251

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

Salisbury 2BR / 1BA, H/W floors, deck, garage, no pets, limit 2. $575/mo + dep. 704-633-9556

3500sf bldg - 6 offices w/ lg open area. Poss church, martial arts or dance studio. High traffic area - Jake & 150. $1,900/mo. 704721-6831

China Grove 2BR/1BA, appls furnished, storage bldg. Section 8 okay. No pets. 704-279-3990

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

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

Salisbury 3BR/1BA, new carpet, new floor, heat/AC, new paint. $525/mo + $450 dep. 828-390-0835

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

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

Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

Clean/Quiet Near Catawba. 3BR Jack & Jill baths, brick house. New windows, flooring, carpet. Freshly painted. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. $800/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-636-0827 or 704-640-3555. E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, W/D hook-up, all electric, $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit ck. 704-2930168 or 704-293-2575 East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA singlewide. 390 N. Fishermans Cove, off St. Matthews Church Rd. $650/mo. All electric with water view. Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 East Rowan. Nice 3BR. Lots of storage. Quiet area. Private back yard. $565/mo. 704-279-5018 East Schools. 2BR, 1½BA brick. Appl., W/D hook-up. 2 car-carport. Fenced backyard. 704-638-0108 EXCEPTIONAL HOME FOR RENT

2 BR,1 BA, Private Country setting, completely renovated older home, brand new heating & air conditioning system. All appliances included. $700 per month plus security deposit. Call 704-798-5959 FOR RENT IN SPENCER 2 bedroom, one bath central heat and air, storage building, on 3 335 lots, nice area. McCubbins Street $525 a plus deposit. month References required.704636-0645 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Hurley School District. 3BR, 1½BA. Outside storage, W/D hookup. No pets. $600/mo. + deposit. 704-279-3518

Salisbury City Limits. 2 Bedroom, central heat and air. $500 per month + deposit. 704-232-9121

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

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100

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


Salisbury, 314 American Dr. Very Nice 3BR, 2BA with garage. All electric. All appliances. Nice back yard. $800/mo. + deposit Call 704-754-5700, Spear Investments Section 8 Not accepted

Manufactured Home for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental Restaurant fully equipped. 85 feet In China Grove. $1700 per month. 704-855-2100 Salisbury. 900–950 sq ft. 421 Faith Rd. Water & sewer furnished $625/mo. 704633-9556 Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

$$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-239-0691

Rockwell 3BR, 2BA Central HVAC, appls. Storage bldg. $700/mo. All electric, 704279-6850/704-798-3035

275 sq.ft. to 1475 sq.ft. offices located just off Jake Alexander on S. Main St. Perfect for small or large business, utilities included. Rent $500$1000/mo. 704-855-2300

Salisbury, close to town. 3BR, 2BA duplexes. Sect. 8 OK. No pets. $550/mo. + deposit. 704-433-2899

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

Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100

Office Space

Salisbury, Sells Rd, 2BR / 1BA Handyman Special! Large lot. Free water sewer, $295/mo. 704-633-6035 Salisbury- Hidden Creek. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Ground level across from Clubhouse. No pets or smokers. $750.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462

Salisbury. We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041

Salisbury. 2BR/1BA, Convenient location. No pets. No smoking. $600/mo. + $600 dep. 704-637-7524

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

Salisbury. 6BR, 2BA. 2 story. Central air. $700/mo. Please call for more info., 704-310-1052 or 704-637-1200

West Rowan, nice 3 BR, 2 BA double-wide mobile home located on private land. $675/month $675/deposit. Rent w/option to purchase 704-855-2300

Rooms for Rent

Motorcycles & ATVs


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


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

Nice Ride! Toyota, 2001, Avalon XLS. Silver, 6 cyl, leather, recent tires, trip computer, power everything. 126K, $6,995. 980-721-9815

Hurley School Rd area 2BR/1BA, nice subdivision, large lot. $460/mo + dep. 704-640-5750


BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, duel seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255

Cadillac Catera, 2000. Satin Black on Tan leather interior, 3.0, V6, auto trans., BOSE am,fm,cd, steering wheel controls, SUNROOF , all power, alloy rims, LOADED !!! 704-603-4255

Financing Available!

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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

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

Recreational Vehicles

Infinity FX35, 2005 Silver on Grey leather interior , 3.5L V6 with auto tiptronic trans, am,fm,cd,tape,sat radio, DUEL POWER & HEATED seats , SUNROOF, alloy rims, NONSMOKER, excellent condition !!! 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Service & Parts

Volvo, 2007 S40 Brilliant Red on ash leather interior 2.4 5 cylinder auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, duel heated seats, all power ops, extra clean. 704-603-4255

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

2009 Motofino Scooter, RAD-10 (50cc), 4-stroke engine, orange. Scooter is like new. Only 1327 miles. Paid $1200, asking $1000 obo. Call 704-2791277 for more info. In Gold Hill Infinity, 2003 G35 Fireball Red with Black LEATHER interior, BOSE am, fm, cd system, SUNROOF, DUEL HEATED SEATS, all power ops, lowered, Brimbo brakes, Nismo air intake A REAL HEAD TURNER!! 704-603-4255

Salisbury. For Sale or Rent. 3990 Statesville Boulevard. Lot 17, 3BR. $439/mo. 704-640-3222 W. Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA SW. 365 Montega Ln. $400/mo. Avail. Nov. 1st. Oil heat. No smoking. No pets. 336-998-3133 Lv. msg.

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

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Motorcycles & ATVs

Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $475/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

Salisbury, Woodleaf Road, 3-BR, 2-BA, private lot, fireplace, $725 month includes water. 704-636-2143.

Transportation Financing

Jayco Travel Trailer, 1999. $4,990. Please Call 704-279-2296 or 704-279-2122

Mobile homes for rent. Woodleaf area. $350$425/mo. Central heat 704-239-2130 and air.

Salisbury 3BR/1BA, large yard, Knollwood School District, $550/mo. No pets. 864-706-3007

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005 Burgandy Red on Tan leather interior, 3.5, V6, auto trans, 4X4, LOADED, all power, SUNROOF, am,fm,cd,tape, DUEL HEATED SEATS, steering wheel controls, MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!!!!! 704-603-4255

Volvo, 2001 V70 Wagon. Black w/ gray leather interior 2.4 five cylinder turbo backed with auto trans, duel pwr seats, sunroof, all pwr options, extra clean needs nothing!! 704-603-4255

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

S. Rowan area. 1BR, appliances, water, dumpster. No pets. $385/mo + dep. 704-857-9250

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

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

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

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

Suzuki, 2003, Intruder. 800cc. Silver. Excellent condition. Only 4,000 mi. Call 704-637-5117 or 704-754-2258

Transportation Financing

Faith 2BR/1BA, $375/mo + dep. 2BR/2BA Kannapolis $475/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-239-2833

Faith. Very nice double wide 3B, 2BA w/ garage. $700 + deposit. No pets. 704-279-8428

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


Manufactured Home for Rent 950 Briggs Rd. 2BR, 1BA. No yard maint. Low util., priv. $500/mo. + dep. 2 person limit. 704-637-3939

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

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

Kannapolis. Rent-to-own mobile homes. Model year 2007. $525 down, $525/mo. 704-933-2652

Salisbury, 716 N. Fulton, 4BR, $600/mo. 428 E. Council 3BR, $450/mo. 704-645-9986



Nissan Frontier, 2007 crew cab, Black with grey cloth interior, 4.0, V6, auto trans, am,fm,cd, NONSMOKER, cold ac, storage gate, RUNS & DRIVES GREAT!!!!! 704-603-4255

Authorized EZGO 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. good until Coupon 9/30/10. 704-245-3660

Kia, 2008, Amonte. Silver/grey. Only 19,000 mi. Excellent condition. Amonte no longer produced. Call 704-6375117 or 704-754-2258

Ford XLT 1993, super cab, one owner, excellent condition, low mileage. $4,000. 704-637-9407

Ford, 2000, Ranger XLT. 4 door. Automatic, cruise, tilt, CD player, power windows, power locks. Very clean! $5,295. 704637-7327

Toyota Tundra Sr5, 2007, crew cab 2WD. Silver sky metallic w/grey cloth int., 4.7, V8, auto trans. AM/FM/CD, all power, towing pkg, non smoker, low mile, Extra Clean! 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

Honda 50, 2001, Dirtbike. FOR SALE .... NO TRADES. Runs great, son has out grown. Comes with training wheels. 704-202-1776

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

Mercedes ML320, 1998 Onyx Black, Dk Grey interior, 3.2 V6 auto trans, all power, DUAL HEATED LEATHER SEATS, alloy rims wrapped in good tires, SUNROOF, runs & drives awesome!! 704603-4255

Ford, 2004, Ranger XLT. 4 door. Automatic with automatic door locks, power windows, cruise, tilt. 50,000 miles. Extra, extra clean. $7,495. Call 704-637-7327 $5 off with ad NEED CASH? We buy cars & scrap metal by the pound. Call for latest prices. Stricklin Auto & Truck Parts. Call 704-278-1122 or 888-378-1122

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

Toyota, 2002 Sienna XLE LOADED! Grey leather seats, 3.0 V6 back with auto trans, tape, cd changer, all pwr. Duel heated seats, sunroof low price what more could you ask for! 704-603-4255

Want to Buy: Transportation Ford, 2007 Escape Brown on Grey cloth interior 3.0 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, SUNROOF, all power ops, luggage rack READY FOR TEST DRIVE!!! 704-603-4255

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


It's your Birthday! Happy Birthday Jeff Watkins. Have a blessed day and hope you have many more. Luv Valarie D. Watkins Happy Birthday Marlene. Love Dad and Deb

We want to be your flower shop! JUST ADDED FOR 2010...NEW WATERSLIDE!

Happy Birthday Marlene, Don and Susie

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Happy Birthday to Jeff Watkins, my cool dad! Have fun on your special day. Luv Jay Jay


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Rapper T.I. headed back to prison for 11 months ment,” Pannell told T.I. The Grammy Award-winning artist is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in films like “ATL” and “American Gangster.” After the hearing, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said she was disappointed with T.I. “We had hoped that this would be a new, innovative opportunity,” she told AP. “We’re not giving up on Mr. Harris, but ... if you veer off the road of redemption, there are consequences.” The rapper, wearing a gray three-piece suit, walked out of court with family and friends, leaving the building through a back exit without speaking to reporters. He is expected to surrender voluntarily to authorities Nov. 1. As a condition of his release earlier this year, he was ordered not to commit another federal, state or local crime while on supervised release, or


to illegally possess a controlled substance. He was also told to take at least three drug tests after his release and to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment program. Yates urged the judge to consider a sentence of two years in prison. She said T.I. submitted diluted urine samples and told his probation officer he had used ecstasy at least three times since leaving prison. T.I’s attorneys argued that after reviewing nearly 250 cases with similar charges, none of those people were put back behind bars for violating probation, Crosby said. Additionally, the attorneys told the judge that Harris was addicted to drugs and has attempted to turn his life around since leaving prison. T.I.’s label, Atlantic Records, put out a statement: “T.I. is such an important and valued member of our Atlantic family. We offer to him and his family our continued love and support during this very difficult time.” Earlier this week, Atlanta po-

lice said T.I. helped them talk a suicidal man down from a skyscraper. The rapper heard about the man on the radio and drove over to see if he could help. The man agreed to come down from the 22-story building in exchange for a few minutes with the rapper, authorities said. They added he recorded a cell phone video of himself that was shown to the man by rescue workers to prove he was really there. T.I. rejected suggestions that his intervention was a stunt to gain advance favor with the court. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Officer James Polite testified at Friday’s hearing about being present when T.I. lent his assistance. “We believed it was genuine,” Polite said of Harris’ offer to help. “He gave words of encouragement and was an intricate part of having that situation safely and quickly resolved.”


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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge revoked rapper T.I.’s probation Friday and ordered him back to prison for 11 months following his arrest last month in California on suspicion of drug possession. The Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was on probation after serving 10 months behind bars on federal weapons charges. “I think Mr. Harris had had about the limit of second chances,” U.S. District Court Judge Charles Pannell Jr. said in court, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. During the hearing, T.I. begged the judge not to send him back to prison, saying he needed to get help for drug addiction. He told the judge he “screwed up” and pleaded for mercy. “I screwed up big time, and I’m sorry. I’m truly and sincerely sorry. I don’t want and I don’t need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life,” Harris told the judge, the JournalConstitution reported. The Associated Press was relying on information from the newspaper because the judge closed the courtroom after it was filled and several media outlets including AP were not allowed inside. Pannell wasn’t swayed by the rapper’s plea. The judge had said T.I.’s sentence was an “experiment” he hoped to replicate if it worked. The rapper was allowed to stay out of prison while performing 1,000 hours of community service, mostly talking with schoolchildren about the dangers of gangs, drugs and violence. “You certainly dumped a lot of smut on the whole experi-

The desire to travel and acquire knowledge from personal experiences is something that’s always with you, and it’s likely to be even more prevalent in upcoming months. You’ll find the means and avenues to satisfy these urges. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It behooves you to keep your day as unstructured as possible, because social happenings that aren’t prearranged are likely to turn out to be the most fun. Hang loose and see what happens. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Plan something to do with the family that you know everyone will enjoy, even if it is as simple as making some popcorn or inviting some friends over. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t waste the fact that you are a fast thinker and that your ideas are likely to be ingenious. Be ready to apply your sharp mind to a number of productive uses. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There are strong possibilities that the day could turn out to be a profitable one, which you will have little to do with bringing about. It could happen through a strange chain of events. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Strive to initiate some fun happenings instead of just hanging back in the rear ranks. You’ll have little trouble convincing your peers that you belong at the head of the pack. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — You can trust any judgment calls you have to make because they will be predicated upon your excellent deductive reasoning, as well as your intuitive perceptions. They’ll be right on the money. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Be careful when meeting new people, because you tend to be a bit more gullible than usual and could be subject to being taken in on someone’s latest deception or scheme. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Don’t give up too quickly on achieving something you want. Although things might not go as you had hoped, victory can be had even after a struggle. Gemini (May 21-June 20) —You might be the recipient of some unusual but heartwarming information. What you learn could actually fit into something that you’ve been hoping would happen. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Your attention may be drawn to some kind of hidden factor in your life, which will make you want to learn more about what makes you tick in certain instances. It’ll be worthy of further investigation. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — There’s a good chance that you could get an opportunity to make a new friend, one with whom you will be able to share many common interests. Be responsive to people you meet. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Get your thinking cap working overtime. An ingenious idea you come up with may be of great interest to someone whom you would like to impress. It’ll be your ticket to getting close to him/her.



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• Why is instant runoff voting being used this R election? N.C. General Statute 163-329 directs the State Board of Elections to conduct instant runoff voting if a vacancy is created on the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or superior courts, under certain conditions. In August, the resignation by Judge James A. Wynn Jr. from the N.C. Court of Appeals to accept an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit occurred during the prescribed timeframe for IRV to be used as the voting method for this statewide contest. Retirement by three Superior Court judges in Buncombe, Cumberland and Rowan counties created vacancies which activated the IRV provisions of this statute for those counties.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING a. Choose up to 3 candidates for the following office in order of your preference: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. b. Select a different candidate for each choice. c. Your 2nd and 3rd choices will not count against your 1st choice; they will only be considered in a runoff if your 1st choice is not in the runoff. COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE Fill in only one oval per choice



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Anne Middleton Anne Middleton Anne Middleton • How does it work? In IRV elections, voters select their first Harry E. Payne, Jr. Harry E. Payne, Jr. Harry E. Payne, Jr. choice for an office, as they have done in previJohn Sullivan John Sullivan John Sullivan ous elections. Additionally, voters may select Cressie Thigpen Cressie Thigpen Cressie Thigpen their second and third choices. The voters’ first Pamela M. Vesper Pamela M. Vesper Pamela M. Vesper choices are tallied and are reported unofficially ( night. If a candidate gets enough on election first choice votes for a majority win, more than SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 19C 50 percent of votes cast, he or she is certified as Fill in only one oval per choice Your 2nd and 3rd choices will not count against your 1st choice the winner and no further counting is necesThey will only be considered in a runoff if your 1st choice is not in the runoff sary. (Because of a typographical error, a Sept. 19 Post editorial erroneously listed 40 percent 1st Mark your 2nd Mark your 3rd Mark your as the threshold for avoiding a runoff.) st nd rd Here Choice Here p 1 Choice p 2 p 3 Choice Here If no candidate receives enough first choice votes to reach the majority threshold, the top Marshall Bickett Marshall Bickett Marshall Bickett two candidates move to the instant runoff. David Y. Bingham David Y. Bingham David Y. Bingham As of late last week, the local elections office had not received its official runoff counting Anna Mills Wagoner Anna Mills Wagoner Anna Mills Wagoner ( procedure from the state, but this is how the state elections office describes the process: Ballots that list either of the two runoff candidates as a first choice are not included in the second round of counting. Superior Court Judge District If a voter’s first choice candidate doesn’t 19C, in Rowan County, is one make the runoff, but the second or third of two judicial races on the choice does, a runoff vote goes to the candiballot that will use instant date who is ranked higher on that ballot. (In runoff voting. The candidates effect, third-choice votes for either runoff are Marshall Bickett, David candidate will be counted only if the voter’s Bingham and Anna Mills first and second choice candidates are not in Wagoner. BICKETT BINGHAM WAGONER the runoff.) The second-round votes are added to the runoff candidates’ totals from the initial count. dates. Picking the same candidate three times would not give After all counting is concluded, the candidate with the high- that candidate additional votes in the event of a runoff. est total vote wins. • Where can I get more information? • Is it possible for a voter’s second or third choices to count State Board of Elections: (has runoff against their first choice? fact sheet, informational slide show and video) No, the second or third choices are tallied only if the voter’s N.C. Center for Voter Education:; has first choice is not in the runoff. link to N.C. Voter Guide, with description of instant-runoff voting • What happens if I pick the same candidate for all three choicRowan County Board of Elections: link through www.rowanes? (candidate lists, sample ballots online; other The ballot instructs voters to select three different candiquestions: 704-216-8140)

Not only angels have wings ut I haven’t even got a lead ... Well, maybe the unconventionality got your attention (which — absent criminal or at least outrageous conduct — itself becomes harder to do). In “Finding Forrester” (2000), Sean Connery’s novelist and his student argue about the merit of starting a sentence with a conjunction: a dispute my 21st-century English DAVIS classes find inMARCH creasingly alien. For a couple of years in the early ’90s, I was the Post’s in-house movie reviewer; a year ago, I retired from nearly two decades of teaching film — just in time, it turns out, now that most pictures’ entire budgets are onscreen (which I’ve al-


Davis A. March teaches English at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Jockey Ron Turcotte urges Secretariat — also known as “Big Red” — toward the finish line in this archival photo that bears the jockey’s signature. ways hated). Contemporary Hollywood product is mostly just that: product, drained of character, dialog or anything much more imaginative, meaningful, or plain heartfelt than the resurrection of 3-D (the first and moldiest of cinematic effects).

Evidently, we currently exist so entirely within the flatscreen’s two dimensions that even the roundedness of actual life is accessible only by flight to the multiplex, where the filmmaker’s engineering magic anyway lives on — in fact, rules.


A quick rundown on instant runoffs

he Nov. 2 election will mark the statewide debut of instant runoff voting, which will be used in an N.C. Court of appeals race, as well as the contest to select a judge for Rowan County Superior Court and two other district court races. Here are answers to some questions that Salisbury Postrace, readers have raised about theall y candidate in a multi-seat you must also individually select instant-runoff process.

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But last weekend I staggered into the theater to see “Secretariat” — a flick I’ve waited 35 years for. (A few purist relics will argue that you also shouldn’t finish a sentence with a preposition; but I don’t care — Churchill even had a fairly snotty retort for such critics.) Now that my child has outgrown moviegoing with the old man, I can finally wait for home video. You needn’t care why I avoid the public venue; but since the reasons for suspension of my usual rule in the present case are central to this exception, I’m going to give them to you anyway. The audience’s livingroom behavior (all those handheld fireflies) is one obvious objection; another is my resentment at ponying up five bucks to endure the same ads (in huge highdef and DTS, at that) I can at least mute at home. But I wanted to see Big Red up big: simply put, Secretariat really was — always will be — larger than real life (autopsy discovered his



Corner Habaneros could spice up Halloween This is an excerpt from “Hey, Cameraman,” a blog by Salisbury Post photographer Jon Lakey. You can find other blog posts at arly this past spring, my wife and I went shopping for a few vegetable plants for our little garden spot near the house. And since we love sweet bell peppers with so many dishes, we opted to purchase six plants from a local business in Rockwell. The plants grew very well and put on blooms like fancy bouquets arranged by nature. The blooms soon turned to miniature green pepper pods — lots and lots of pods. Imagine my glee with this bumper crop of peppers. But as they got about an inch long, the pods started to turn a JON bright orange color. I LAKEY knew immediately something was wrong and, fortunately, from my past experiences with unknown peppers, I realized the possibility that these peppers could be something hotter than we bargained for. How about what the Internet calls the “Hottest Pepper on the Planet,” the habanero? Before I found out what we had, we decided to slice one up, careful not to touch our eyes, of course. But my wife seemed to have a reaction to just the vapors coming from the cut pepper. It did not affect me, so I took over the cutting, and with an ultra small fragment of the flesh (about the size of a parsley flake), I sampled the pepper. At first, nothing. No heat or taste, Then, four seconds into the sampling, a building of heat arose and hung around for a while. It was not overpowering, nor did I break out in a sweat or lose my sense of taste, but I marveled at the power of even the the smallest fragment of the pepper. At this point, we must decide what to do with all these peppers. I gave several to retired Salisbury Post photographer Wayne Hinshaw, an avid gardener, who was collecting vegetables from his garden to photograph. He was the one who actually told me what I had. That was a month ago, and these plants are still producing peppers like nobody’s business. The only thing I know to do with these things is to give them away to people who know what they are, because the peppers are, in my opinion, lethal weapons. I brought several of the peppers into the Post this week trying to give them away. News editor Scott Jenkins remarked how they were the same color of a pumpkin. Hmmm. An idea. A new purpose for these things. The Hab-o-lantern.



Decorative habanero peppers could start a hot new trend in Halloween festivities.

I marveled at the power of even the smallest fragment of the pepper.


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Something EDC can sell n June 1998, a list of the top 100 employers in Rowan County ranged from Freightliner, with 2,850 full-time employees, to Coca-Cola, with 55. The unemployment rate was about 4.4 percent nationwide and 3.3 percent in Rowan. Cabarrus County’s jobless rate was a mere 2.4 percent. The Post published a special section profiling each of Rowan’s Top 100 companies, with a cover story to sum it up. “From heavy trucks to soft sheets, from telemarketing to grocery selling, Rowan County companies churn out an endless variety of products and services,” the Post said. “ ... The picture that emerges is of a diverse, rapidly changing economy. ...” The economy was changing rapidly, all right, and in a more troubling direction than anyone fully realized in mid-1998. The Top 100 list has changed dramatically. Freightliner’s workforce is about 1,100 — not half the size it was in ’98. Coca-Cola closed its Salisbury distribution center. And the recession took unemployment so high that this June’s rate of 11.8 percent was an improvement. If Rowan County needed a strong, independent Economic Development Commission in 1998 when the economy was booming, it most surely needs one now. Not that anyone has suggested doing away with the EDC (officially called “RowanWorks”). But candidates for county commissioner spent considerable time talking about RowanWorks at a forum last week. Asked if the agency should remain independent, be put under another private organization like the Chamber of Commerce, or become a county department, four of the five candidates said the EDC should stay as is — Jon Barber, Leda Belk, Bill Burgin and Chad Mitchell. Only Jim Sides suggested RowanWorks could use more oversight, and even he went to great lengths to praise director Robert Van Geons and his work. Every agency that receives public money needs oversight, RowanWorks included. Sides was not off-base on that front. But with the county contributing 70 percent of RowanWorks’ budget and having a liaison on its board, commissioners already are empowered to scrutinize the economic development agency. What RowanWorks needs most is a better product to sell: a stronger and more forward-looking community. Van Geons has worked with Boral, Norandal and others on significant expansions, and he says his office is pursuing 34 potential new companies. Fiscal accountability is important, but in addition to the budget, commissioners have to consider what kind of environment they help create. Do we value education, provide good local amenities and utilities and maintain a business-friendly building codes and inspections department? Can county and city look beyond their differences to work together and present a welcoming image? The county may be short on funds, but commissioners still have the power to help Rowan County put its best foot forward.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.” — Rabindranath Tagore


hen Leah McFee retired in 1987, she decided to help others. She had been chief of occupational therapy at the VA Medical Center, where she saw good volunteers make a big difference. Volunteering her own time to a good cause, she says, “was something I could do to at least even it out.” So since 1988, McFee has served on ELIZABETH the Rowan County Nursing COOK Home Advisory Committee, helping to look out for the rights of residents in the county’s nursing homes. Along with other committee members, she has made quarterly visits to nursing homes for 22 years — probably more than evening-out the score with the VA volunteers. This is not another retirement story, though. McFee plans to continue monitoring and helping nursing home residents. But she and her committee could use some help. • • • The Rowan County Board of Commissioners appoints two state-mandated boards to look out for residents’ rights. One is the Nursing Home Advisory Committee that McFee cochairs with Virginia Graves. The other is the Adult Care Home Community Advisory

Committee, headed by Jonnette Powell, which covers assisted-care homes. Both committees have several vacancies that commissioners have been hardpressed to fill. No one applies. Though the homes can make nominations, they don’t. Why? “Some people don’t like to be around folks in the nursing homes,” McFee says. Maybe that’s it. But everyone she’s seen participate in the visits seemed glad to be able to do it. These committee appointments are not political plums or stepping stones to public office. Only “servant leaders” need apply, people with a passion for the rights of a vulnerable set of people — nearly 2,000 of them. Rowan has 10 nursing homes and 17 adult care or family care homes that these committees visit. Together, they have 1,923 beds. McFee’s group divides up the nursing homes; each of the two subcommittees makes unannounced quarterly visits to five homes, a total of 20 visits a year. If they had more committee members, they would be able to lighten the load. • • • The advisory committees are not watchdogs, exactly. The state has powers of inspection and enforcement. Instead, committee members act as advocates, trained to know what rights these patients and residents have and willing to speak up on their behalf. But the residents usually

don’t say anything when the committee comes around, McFee says. They just seem glad to see the committee again, she says. “I think it gives them peace of mind.” • • • North Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents is straightforward. The rights for those in assisted living are nearly identical. Residents have the right to be treated with consideration and respect; to receive proper care, treatment, and services; to be free of mental and physical abuse, and so on. In all, the documents spell out more than a dozen rights. Committee members file reports on the quarterly visits. “We note whether the facility is nice and clean, if the food is to their liking, if they are tended to politely,” McFee says. The most frequent complaint, she says, is about food — it doesn’t suit the resident’s taste, or there’s too much. They do have the right to have a choice, she says. The committee doesn’t have anything to do with medication or treatment. “We look at whether they’re dressed appropriately, if they’re talking and socializing.” And what activities are planned for them. And committee members can go back individually for what they call “friendly visits” — often to see residents who don’t have any other visitors.

When Jonnette Powell talked to commissioners about needing more committee members, she described these visits as a joy. Some people just need someone to hold their hand, she said. • • • Nearly 15 percent of Rowan County residents are 65 or older. That’s about 21,000 people. Less than a tenth of them are in nursing homes or assisted living. The members of these committees are active retirees with busy lives, McFee says. It takes some work to coordinate their schedules, but they manage. When Mayor Wiley Lash was on her committee, she says, it had to meet at a regular time to get on his calendar. The committees serve under the direction of a regional ombudsman, Patricia Cowan, who covers Rowan and Stanly. New appointees serve one year first for training purposes, Cowan says. If all goes well, they can be appointed for a three-year term. “The main focus is to visit facilities, interact with residents and advocate for quality care,” Cowan says. “This is truly a job that is rewarding. You know at the end of the day you have made a difference in someone’s life.” If you’re interested, contact Carolyn Athey, clerk to the Board of Commissioners, at 704-216-8181. • • • Elizabeth Cook is editor of the Salisbury Post.

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Lesson from Camp Hope: Outside help needed ords abound that describe the miraculous rescue of 33 trapped miners from a 69-day ordeal in a Chilean mine. The entire world has stood in awe as it witnessed this feat of ingenuity, craftsmanship, perseverance, planning, commitment, expecand REV. DAVID tation blessing. It all NELSON came together to free those men from their entombment. What played an important role in their survival was a true sense of hope. The area around the San Jose Mine became known as “Camp Hope.”


The trapped men were not without hope. They knew beyond a doubt that their fellow miners on the surface would not give up. Their confidence was that they would do everything in their power to effect a rescue. What a graphic image our eyes have witnessed in the live television coverage. Images of our own creation embossed themselves in our minds as well as we fantasized the fears, isolation, anxiety and endlessness of the ordeal. We could not help but well up with tears of joy and gratefulness as the men emerged from their rescue capsule. It was almost unbelievable. Now comes the needed process of decompression to allow the miners to safely release their

pent up emotions. Professional help is promised for this purpose. For all who witnessed this event, there has to be one factor that stands out above all others. That factor is outside help. Without the efforts of outside rescuers on the miners' behalf, the miracle would not have taken place. It could not have been done. The miners would have died in their despair and helplessness. Is this account not a picture of our human predicament known as sin? We are entombed by demonic powers that would keep us from the light of God's gracious day. We would be lost in our own sinful weakness unable to break free. But thanks be to God, Jesus, the Christ, has

rescued us. Outside help has come from God himself. Maybe His age old name brings about new meaning. Christ IS our Savior. He has rescued us. St. Paul writes in his letter to Timothy; “...Christ came into the world to save sinners.” (1 Timothy 15b) Thank God we have a rescuer of the first order from the outside. We are no longer trapped by Sin. May this be our chance to celebrate anew the rescue we have experienced from the outside by Jesus Christ just as we celebrate the miraculous rescue of the trapped miners so deep in the earth in Chile. • • • Dr. David P. Nelson is a retired Lutheran pastor.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 • 3D


The scary state of politics


Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Christine O’Donnell, candidates for the Delaware Senate seat, illustrate the bizarre polarities that make political conversation in America increasingly incoherent. Thursday night, where tea party candidate Sharron Angle managed to hold her own against Harry Reid. Of course, to be fair, all Angle and O’Donnell had to do was not be weird — hardly a high bar for public office. Political parties, meanwhile, have distilled themselves so completely to their essences that they have caricatured themselves into cartoonish self-parody. Witness the recent town hall wherein President Obama’s audience was culled from a casting call and the Republican ad campaign in West Virginia that sought “hicky” people. Oy, as we say down South. Republicans and Democrats are so busy pointing fingers, they fail to see what is plainly obvious. They are mirror images of each other and each is equally cynical and corrupt. “A Conversation with President Obama,” the town hall meeting cosponsored by MTV/BET/CMT, featured an hour-long chat with young people, i.e. the president’s base of last resort. Prior to the event, the casting website put out a call for “males and females 18-plus” to fill out a questionnaire to include “your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any,

you are interested in, or passionate about.” Well, it beats risking another encounter with Velma Hart, the middle-aged African-American woman who, at another recent, less-scripted Town Hall meeting told Obama that she was “exhausted” defending him. Lest the GOP lose itself in mirth, let’s turn to the Republican casting call for people who are “hicky,” presumably an endearing adjective referring to the behavioral attributes of “hicks” — aka ignorant, poor whites. After days of denials, the National Republican Senatorial Committee had to acknowledge that a media consultant it hired, Jamestown Associates, had in fact put out the call for hicks to flesh out ads for the Senate race. The political divide between Elites and Ordinary Americans has never been starker or more comical, or more resplendent with selfloathing. When even Republicans view their base as ignorant rednecks — and Democrats no longer try to conceal their reliance on artifice and propaganda — farce has become the new reality. • • • Kathleen Parker’s e-mail address is

Wanted: A government that works hrow the bums out” is the slogan of the year. By “bums,” voters seem to mean “tax and spend” Democrats who want to impose a liberal, even “socialist” concept of big government on the American people. And without a doubt, voters are deeply distressed as the election season reaches a climax. In the latest Washington Post/Kaiser Foundation/ Harvard poll, three in five say the country is headed in the wrong direction. An ABC/Yahoo survey finds 85 STEVE AND percent angry or COKIE ROBERTS dissatisfied with the economy. USA Today reports that “Americans are having a crisis of confidence in their government.” But below the surface, this picture of the American mood is oversimplified. A close reading of recent polls shows that voters have a far more complex view of government than tea party slogans would suggest. Americans do not hate government in all its forms. In fact, they favor government intervention in many areas of public life. People detest incompetent government, wasteful government, unresponsive government and arrogant government. Most Americans, at their core, are pragmatists, not ideologues. They don’t want to abolish government; they want to improve it. Frank Newport, head of the Gallup Poll, compares Washington to your local cable company. You want lower rates, more choices and better service, but you still want a dozen movie channels and every NFL game every Sunday. You’re willing to pay the bill if you get fair value in return. Of course, voters can be incon-



Let us not forget pledge’s last words


EW YORK — Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville. The world isn’t too much with us. We have left the planet. As we race toward the midterm elections, our political conversation has devolved beyond the silly to the absurd — and the sharks are jumping sharks. Is it even possible to have a serious conversation anymore? In a debate Wednesday night, KATHLEEN Republican Christine O’Donnell looked at PARKER her opponent for the U.S. Senate, Chris Coons — a cleanshaven, shiny-pated Rhodes scholar/attorney/Yale Divinity grad — and said that his 1985 op-ed titled, “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist” should send shivers up the spines of all voters. She was referring to Coons’ own long-ago admission that he became a Democrat after discovering economic disparity during a collegeera visit to Kenya. What is it about Kenya? Coons’ insistence that he wrote the op-ed as a joke simply isn’t credible, if you read it. It was sincere and thoughtful. He clearly was transformed by his experience, which included living with a poor Kenyan family and studying under a Marxist professor, but this doesn’t have much bearing on who he is today. I can’t speak for an entire generation, but I had plenty of Marxist professors and was deeply moved by the economic disparities in the world, which is why I was a Democrat back in the day. But I grew up to be a happy capitalist. And never mind that we’re meanwhile supposed to have equal patience with O’Donnell’s youthful declaration that she had dabbled in witchcraft. It seems to me the young Marxist and the young witch cancel each other out. But what about now? Can we hold each responsible for who and what they are and say today? If so, then we have ample cause for shivers. O’Donnell, when pressed about whether she believed in evolution, dodged the question and said the decision about whether to teach evolution or creationism should be left to local school districts and that what she believes isn’t relevant. But of course it is. Coons’ palpable uneasiness doubtless was owing equally to his contempt for her shallow knowledge and to his inability to challenge her without seeming a bully. Instead, he seemed merely condescending and snarky. If the witch and Marxist were a wash, the Everyday American triumphed over the elite. Ditto the scene in Las Vegas


sistent, selfish, even wildly hypocritical. They want government benefits but don’t want to pay the taxes that support them. And while they cheer denunciations of government deficits and pork-barrel projects, 57 percent tell the Post they want their member of Congress to “fight for more government spending in your own congressional district in order to create jobs.” As the Post concludes: “The poll shows that voters are deeply ambivalent about the role government should play in their lives — an uncertainty that makes it nearly impossible for politicians to effectively navigate what are very choppy political waters.” Unfortunately, too many politicians respond to this ambivalence by pandering to voters’ unrealistic expectations. Republicans recently advanced a “Pledge to America” that promises to cut taxes and reduce the deficit at the same time — a total impossibility. Democrats boasted that their trillion-dollar health-care bill was “paid for,” but they have repeatedly failed to make the cost-cutting decisions that would finance new benefits. Still, there is another way to look at this picture. The key is competence, and health care is the best example. Bloomberg found strong support for many of the specific changes adopted by Congress: preventing insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, or letting parents keep children on their policies until age 26. And yet almost half echo Republican demands that the bill be repealed. Why? They like the measure’s aims, but they doubt government’s ability to implement them efficiently. The Post/Kaiser/Harvard poll points to a similar conclusion. Forty-three percent give the federal government a grade of D or F. Yet majorities want even more government involvement in health care

and education. Even tea party supporters want Washington to keep guarding the environment and combating poverty. USA Today calculates that only one-in-five Americans share the “government-is-the-problem mantra” advanced by staunch conservatives, while a similar number espouse “the government-is-the-solution message” favored by orthodox liberals. The rest of us are somewhere in the middle. We have a healthy suspicion of government and an appreciation for its limits. We know that the free market is the best way to create jobs, expand opportunity, and promote prosperity. We know that rule makers and social engineers in Washington often get it wrong and wind up reducing flexibility and freedom. But we also know that government, at its best, can improve the lives of every American. We are a more just and equal country because of federally mandated civil-rights laws. Food stamps, unemployment benefits and aid to local governments — all financed by Washington — have alleviated the economic distress of countless families. After the experience of the past two years, can anyone plausibly argue that Wall Street should police itself? That offshore oil drilling should be less regulated? That mine safety should be left to owners and operators? What most Americans demand — and deserve — is a government that spends wisely, that chooses carefully, that responds to the needs of ordinary citizens, not outsized contributors. They want value for their hard-earned tax dollars. They want a government that works. • • • Steve Roberts’ new book, “From Every End of This Earth” (HarperCollins), was published this fall. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by e-mail at

Over the past few months there have been several letters in the newspaper concerning the Pledge of Allegiance. They have focused primarily on the first part of the pledge, the aspect of patriotism; a patriotism that I hope is not of the “my country right or wrong” variety but a patriotism that celebrates when we are at our best and says, “we can do better,” when we are not. However, not much has been said about the last part of the pledge, the part that says “with liberty and justice for all.” That’s an “all” that means “everyone.” It’s an “all” that includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, religions too numerous to mention, and yes, agnostics and atheists. It’s an “all” that includes both Democrats and Republicans and people of all political persuasions. It’s an all that includes heterosexuals and homosexuals and people of a variety of sexual identities. It’s an “all” that includes those whose families have been here for generations and those who have recently arrived and yes, even those who are undocumented. It’s an “all” that includes you and me. I’m not writing to address whether schoolchildren should be required to say the pledge or not, whether individuals are free to dissent or not, or whether the words “under God” should be included or not. I’m writing to say we are at our best when we remember both parts of the pledge and less than our best when we don’t. I’m writing to remind us that the pledge doesn’t end with the words “one nation, under God” but with the words “liberty and justice for all.” — Roger Hull China Grove

Builders association backs RCCC bond On Oct. 14, the SalisburyRowan Home Builders Association Board of Directors officially endorsed for passage the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Bond Referendum as described on the ballot and subject to the Nov. 2 General Election. The Salisbury-Rowan Home Builders Association feels that the bonds are needed to maintain a competitive educational edge in training the citizens for jobs, including real estate and construction, in the recovery of the present economy. RCCC serves as the one single best asset for current and future economic development and must be given the necessary funds to be able to renovate, improve and expand. — Teresa Rufty Salisbury

Rufty is president of the Salisbury-Rowan Home Builders Association.

FUMC committed to helping Isenberg Thank you for the many articles the Post publishes about the school children in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. As a retired elementary school teacher, these articles hold a special interest for me. Recently, the article regarding the Food for Thought program attracted my attention. It is wonderful that St. Luke’s and First Presbyterian churches are involved in serving needy children in our schools. This article included the statement that “… Jan Dyrholm at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury has done a great job of organizing a backpack program that serves Isenberg Elementary.” As a member of First United Methodist Church, I would like to share with the community information about FUMC’s deep involvement with Isenberg Elementary School. In May of 2007, our church voted to adopt Isenberg. That fall our members began a volunteer program (includes Lunch Buddies, Reading Buddies, and other classroom helpers), Backpack Buddy program, and a clothes closet, in addition to supplying school supplies. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food baskets and gift cards were delivered to the Backpack Buddy families. In June of 2008, church members donated a new book for each Isenberg student as an end-ofthe year gift. This level of involvement has continued since FUMC’s

Letters policy The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days. Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 281454639. Or fax your letter to 639-0003. E-mail address: initial commitment. Last school year, we adopted 27 families for Christmas providing clothes, toys, and groceries. Four-hundred-seventyfive new books were distributed to the students on the last day of school. Some other examples of our church’s caring include the gift of 12 Nintendo DS Lites with math trainers given to teachers for use with their students, eye glasses for needy children, transportation to doctor appointments, Box Tops for Education collection, Tissues for Teachers and proctoring for End-of-Grade testing. No outside funds have been provided for the assistance our church gives Isenberg. It is the desire to reach out to help our community that keeps our members inspired. Every aspect of our membership is involved with supporting Isenberg. The food, the clothing, the gift cards, the books, the school supplies, etc. all have all been donated by church members. Jan Dyrholm has been the passionate volunteer coordinator for First United Methodist Church’s dedication to the children and staff of Isenberg Elementary School. Her hard work for not only the Backpack Buddy program, but the energy and effort required for all the programs, is to be commended, as is the commitment FUMC continues to give Isenberg. — Grey Calvert Salisbury

Native Americans and right to vote Jane Thomas’ recent letter about the right to vote caught my attention where she said, “It wasn’t until 1920 that all citizens had this right.” That is not completely true. She left out any mention of our Native Americans. They were the ones who were here before any of the European or African or Asian peoples came to this great land. It wasn’t until 1879 that they were declared human. In 1906, those who were not under the jurisdiction of a reservation and farmed their land were granted citizenship. In 1919, those who had served in World War I were granted U.S. citizenship. It wasn’t until 1924 that Congress granted all Native Americans citizenship through the Indian Citizenship Act. However, this did not automatically allow every Indian to vote; that was left up to each state to make that determination and many states continued for many years to bar them from voting. During World War II, Indians were drafted into the armed services, and in 1940 the Nationality Act was drawn up. They fought for this country; however, when they returned from the war, they still often were barred from voting. It was 1965 when the federal government put forth the Voting Rights Act that stopped the states from denying Indians the right to vote. My grandfather, who was the grandson of a Native American, was not allowed to vote until 1936. He was born in 1895 and was 41 before being allowed to vote. Knowing such history and knowing how so many have fought for us to have the right to vote, we should most definitely take advantage of that right. — M. June Clancy Salisbury

Endorsement letters Letters of endorsement for candidates in the November election must be received in the Salisbury Post newsroom by 5 p.m., Oct. 22. One endorsement letter per writer.

4D • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010

SECRETARIAT FROM 1D heart was actually two-anda-half times the size of an ordinary horse's). There was nothing ordinary about this animal. Maybe a little context helps. Thoroughbreds run the big races as 3-year-olds: prior to Secretariat’s 1973 triumph, no horse had earned the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby; Preakness; Belmont Stakes) since Citation in 1948. (Astonishingly, Red’s was the first of three trifectas in the ’70s, two of them consecutive: Seattle Slew’s in 1977 and Affirmed’s the next year. Since 1978, there has been no hat trick.) But it’s the transcendent Secretariat we remember. His Derby and Belmont (at a mile and a half, the latter is the longest run in American Grade 1 stakes racing) times remain unparalleled. On that June 9th at Belmont Park he set a track record no successor has even approached, winning by 31 lengths. He is to this day generally regarded as quite likely the greatest racehorse that ever lived. All this is pretty common knowledge. It’s also the stuff of myth and the matrix for inspiration. I read Bill Nack’s beautifully-written bio (of a horse — also the film’s primary source) twice. I composed a short story of my own that rested on him for its central metaphor. I can’t explain, and don’t want to try: the glory of Secretariat’s fire resonated with some deep responsive chord; and that’s enough. To this day, I have only to glance up from my desk to see an alert photographer’s framed shot of jock Ron Turcotte checking the clock as his mount flies past the tape into history: you know the rider recognizes that, for reasons as inscrutable as his expression, he’s been grazed by the eternal — how many can claim to have couriered Pegasus? (Incidentally, contrary to what my students think, I’m not a knee-jerk technophobe: thanks to YouTube, you can watch these races again now for yourself.)

There’s always something necessary about heroes — it hardly matters whether they’re human or equine. OK, OK — the picture’s old-fashioned and heartwarming and hovers at the edge of sentimentality. It is, after all, a Disney production; but then that is what the guys at Disney know better than anyone else how to do well. What counts is not just that those same characteristics (which could easily have flipped this flick’s premise into an inert, generic tearjerker) are honestly and authentically earned here, because they’re grounded in the hyperbole of brilliant truth. Yes, I am kind of a sucker for horse pictures. But this one’s unique because its subject is unique, and the filmmakers have wisely kept faith with the simple truth. And at a time when — given the usual news and the usual movies — we may need more than usual the kind of movies of which it’s a cliche to say that such movies don’t get made anymore: Well, here’s one that did. There’s always something necessary about heroes — it hardly matters whether they’re human or equine. One essential function of cinema resides in its power to remind us from time to time of things we forget too easily in the general press of the excess of trivia; and it can’t hurt to remember that on occasion giants have moved among us and conferred grace upon us by their presence alone. We might conclude from such moments that the divine — however you conceive it — hasn’t given up on us just yet.



Celebs, big donors push Africa’s war on malaria BY DONNA BRYSON LEWIS MWANANGOMBE


Associated Press

ESHEKE, Zambia — It had been a long and difficult journey, fully deserving of the marching band and choirs that greeted the convoy when it finally rolled into this village deep in the African bush. The shipment had traveled from a factory in India by sea to Kenya, then overland across much of southern Africa to the place where the paved road ended. The cargo was mosquito nets — weapons in a war against malaria, a disease that has long taken a back seat to AIDS in the world’s consciousness of Africa’s woes, even though it kills almost as many Africans a year as the HIV virus. In recent years, however, malaria’s profile has risen in the world of celebrities and high-spending philanthropists. Actress Sharon Stone gave the cause a spectacular boost in a 2005 forum, and the shipment of 11,900 mosquito nets to the Zambian village of Sesheke was financed and accompanied by Neville Isdell, a former Coca-Cola CEO, and Chris Flowers, a billionaire American investor. It was organized by British-based Christian Aid, which works with local churches to distribute the nets free of charge. Chaze Simbotwe, a 72-year-old villager, was astonished at the spectacle of visitors traveling so far to help. She said she lost a child to malaria, and has suffered bouts of the disease herself. “It is difficult for me to express my gratitude,” she said. “These people have good hearts. Who would have thought of buying an old woman like me a mosquito net?” The disease comes from the bite of mosquitoes which suck blood and in the process flush malaria parasites into the bloodstream. These cause bouts of high fever and can end in fatal organ failure. Malaria can be tamed with drugs, but there is no vaccine. In this corner of Zambia, close to Namibia and Angola, the Zambezi River makes a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes. Those that carry the malaria parasite usually bite at night, which is why bed nets treated with insecticide are lifesavers. Malaria kills close to a million Africans a year, mostly children, a death toll close to that of AIDS. Isdell himself suffered malaria as a boy growing up in Zambia. “I have shivered in bed with it, but luckily I got over it,” he told villagers in Sesheke when the nets arrived three weeks ago. Flowers discovered the problem while visiting projects he was funding. In Zambia he encountered a mother who had just lost her 2year-old son to malaria. He realized she did not understand what simple steps might have saved that life. “Your dollar goes a long way toward helping people in a profound way,” he told the Associated Press.


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A child holds a mosquito net after receiving it at a distribution point in Sesheke, Zambia. Malaria, transmitted by mosquitos, has long taken a back seat to AIDS in the world's consciousness of Africa's woes, even though it kills almost as many Africans a year as the HIV virus. “It’s such a big problem, and it’s one where people feel they can have some impact.” Indeed, one reason malaria strikes a chord in the affluent West is that it seems so easily preventable: a $5 donation buys a net, and $5 more will pay to teach a villager rudimentary medical skills. The shipment to Sesheke cost about $100,000. Actress Stone realized this at the 2005 World Economic Forum in Davos as she listened to Benjamin Mkapa, a former president of Tanzania, telling an audience of movers and shakers how cheap and lifesaving nets could be. It struck her that “We can get bed nets, we can ship them now, we can change things now. They can

have such an impact.” She stood up, pledged $10,000 and asked, “Would anyone else like to stand up and help President Mkapa today?” “All of a sudden, 80 people stood up in unison,” Stone recalled in a telephone interview from Los Angeles with the Associated Press. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack.” A net can be as effective against mosquitoes as a condom is against AIDS, and for those already afflicted, the drug regimen is much simpler and cheaper. Still, “Malaria is, in fact, not a quick fix,” said Awa Marie CollSeck, Senegal’s former minister of health and now active in the campaign against malaria.

“We can get bed nets, we can ship them now, we can change things now. They can have an impact.” ACTRESS SHARON STONE Pledged $10,000 to supply mosquito nets

The nets have to be shipped in from afar. Then people have to be taught to use them correctly. Often they forget to use their nets, or the nets becomes frayed, or the insecticide wears off. Mosquito breeding grounds must be sprayed regularly with insecticide. More clinics are needed, more doctors and nurses, quicker access to the latest drugs because the disease constantly develops new immunities. Many countries lack the money and infrastructure to distribute nets. Sesheke didn’t get its paved road until two years ago. Susan Lassen, point woman for Isdell and Flowers in Africa, says Zambia has done well overall, organizing and spending donor money wisely. But elsewhere in Africa she has seen mosquito nets piled up in parking lots for lack of distribution systems. “We’ve done a disservice by saying it’s simple,” she said. “It’s very important that people understand it’s not just ‘$10 saves a life.’ It’s not just a one-off. It has to be a continuous process.” And now there are fears the global economic downturn will slow donations. This year, donors committed $11.7 billion to the Global Fund fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. That was 20 percent more than was pledged for 2008-2010, but far below the $17 billion the U.N. says is needed. The U.N. has set a goal of eradicating malaria in five years, and Ray Chambers, the special U.N. envoy on malaria, believes it can be met. In a statement, he said enough nets are already in place around the world to protect 75 percent of those at risk, and 100 percent coverage is possible by the end of this year. Zambia, a nation of 12 million, is a strong case in point. Its malaria deaths have dropped by two-thirds in the decade since it started extensive distribution of insectide-treated nets. Sesheke and its surrounding district of the same name started getting mass net distribution in 2006. District health officials say reported infections have since fallen from 52,797 to just 4,266 last year, and this year will see a further big reduction. From Sesheke, 43 villagers trained as malaria agents will take over, distributing nets four or five at a time from the backs of motorbikes or bicycles, or on foot. The agents meet monthly with village volunteers for updates on whether the nets are being used properly and whether people are still falling sick. According to Lassen, Angolan villagers are already walking into Zambia for meetings about using malaria nets, and leaving with nets. Christian Aid wants to see Zambia's success mirrored in the neighboring countries of Namibia and Angola. The 11,900 nets for Sesheke are the start of a cross-border campaign that over the next 18 months will see 30,000 nets distributed. “There’s an awful lot of legwork to do, systematically,” Lassen said.


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 • 5D


BOOKS Writer tries to mend an interrupted life SALISBURY POST

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

“Half a Life,” by Darin Strauss. McSweeney’s. 2010. 205 pp.

eople have been sharing a lot of painful stories with writer Darin Strauss lately, including one from a woman who accidentally poured boiling water on her sister when she was 5. As a successful fiction writer (“Chang and Eng,” “The Real McCoy” and national bestseller “More Than it Hurts You”), Strauss has heard from fans, of course, but nothing to prepare him for the deluge of e-mails he’s received KATIE since writing SCARVEY “Half a Life.” “It’s been overwhelming and great in a way I didn’t expect,” he told me earlier this week on the phone from his New York office. Although he didn’t set out to write a self-help book, Strauss is gratified that people have found comfort in “Half a Life.” Strauss’ opening sentence leaves no doubt about what his memoir will be about. “Half my life ago, I killed a girl.” When Strauss was 18, he hit his high school classmate Celine Zilke with his car when she swerved into his lane on a bicycle. Strauss is exculpated almost immediately. There are witnesses to the accident, and everyone agrees that Strauss is not to blame. Still, his life is changed forever. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that his thoughts and emotions are changed forever — which is essentially the same thing. I first became aware of “Half a Life” when I heard Strauss reading from it on National Public Radio not long ago. And like all those people who have written Strauss, I was struck by it in a way that surprised me — and I became one of the people who wrote to him, thanking him for such an honest account. What Strauss has learned about people since the book came out seems to comfort him. “Everybody has something to carry around,” said Strauss. “I thought it would be hard to hear people’s stories, but it’s been absolutely rewarding.” One of the reasons that Strauss decided to write the book was that he hadn’t worked through the emotional issues associated with this random act of chaos he was forced to deal with. Strauss says that people who deal with complicated grief disorder are sometimes advised to make a tape dealing with the subject and play it over and over. The idea is that taking the issue and imposing order on it

P Literary Feast features Elliot Engel on Churchill The First Annual Literary Feast, sponsored by SunTrust Bank to benefit The Rowan Public Library Foundation and its support of outstanding library services, will be Friday, Oct. 29 at Salisbury Station. The featured speaker is Dr. Elliot Engel, who will present “The Indomitable Winston Churchill.” Engle is a scholar, performer and storyteller whose infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit create an imaginative and delightful presentation. Using anecdote, analysis and large doses of humor, he gives new insights into the backgrounds, lives and accomplishments of the great masters of literature, culture and fine arts. Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Engel now lives in Raleigh, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and Duke University. He earned his master’s and doctorate as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. Engel has written 10 books published in England, Japan and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last 10 years. He was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England. The event, Victory Garden Dinner Buffet & Dancing, will be 6:30-9 p.m. at Salisbury Station, 215 Depot St. Musical entertainment will be presented by The Salisbury Swing Band. Rowan Public Library Foundation event hosts include Phillip Barton, Dale and Margaret Basinger, Tom and Rochelle Bost, Alice and Burl Brady, Carole and Tom Brooke, Jeff and Anne Hall, Archie and Anne Jarrell, Jim McDermott, Bruce and Judy Miller, Michelle and Doug Patterson, Patsy and Ozzie Reynolds, Chip and Luanne Short, Cliff and Barb Sorel, Elinor and Wilborn Swaim, Amelia and Bob Trundle, Susan and Tommie Waller. Cost is $50 per person and table sponsorships are $500 and include eight reservations. Please make checks payable to Rowan Public Library Foundation. For reservations, questions or more information: e-mail or call Pam Nance, 704-216-8231.

Fuller’s poems published Dr. Janice Fuller, writer-in-residence at Catawba College, was invited to read her poetry as part of the recent Novello Festival Tribute, held at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The reading was part of a launch of a new anthology “Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond: A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Novello Festival of Reading,” edited by Jeff Jackson. The anthology includes five of Fuller’s poems. Fuller’s poem, “Bird Watching at the Old Munitions Site, Gwaith Powdwr” has recently been accepted for publication in Pembroke Magazine, published by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

“To remain what I thought of as human, I had to keep fighting against my basic, animal, healing response.” DARIN STRAUSS “Half a Life”

and, in some sense, compartmentalizing it, is therapeutic. In writing “Half a Life,” Strauss says he could “shape the story in the way I wanted ... getting control over the story.” Still, even after writing the book, he was surprised to discover that when he took the steps to find the address of Celine’s family, even the act of Googling them to find their address made him anxious, he says. And no wonder. Readers of “Half a Life” may well react as I did when they learn in a devastating line that Celine’s parents sued Strauss only months after assuring him that they didn’t blame him. Strauss refuses to blame them, however. “I saw how upset they were,” he says. “They were vulnerable, and so I was really angry at their lawyer,who took advantage of them,” he says. “I had a rough time, but they lost a daughter.” It strikes me that this is something that Strauss has said and thought many times. You get the sense that even if he did feel anger at Celine’s parents over an unjustified lawsuit, he would hold it at bay, because to express anger — a natural response, surely — would make him someone he doesn’t want to be. One of the most perceptive passages in the book is one in which Strauss compares memory of the incident to a bruise. He fights against any urge to forget what had happened, even temporarily: “To remain what I thought of as human, I had to keep fighting against my basic, animal, healing response.” Strauss’ way to deal with the pain of the accident is to try to leave it behind. Since the accident occurs at the end of his senior year, he goes off to college — his own witness protection program, he calls it — and doesn’t mention it to anyone, though it’s never far from his mind. (One of the most poignant details in the book is how he obsessively formulates the accident as a physics equation, working the numbers time and again to reassure himself that he could not have avoided the collision.) The choice to re-invent himself as someone without this piece of history wouldn’t be pos-

sible today, he allows, with Google and all the information available on the internet. I tell Strauss that one of the things I like most about the book is how he explains his examination of his own emotions, wondering if he’s acting appropriately. I offer to him that this aspect of the book — which explores something not often honestly explored — will resonate with many people, as it did with me. “Part of grief is social,” he said, adding that people often wonder if they’re grieving “in the right way.” I mention that it seems a little surprising to me that his account does not include a personal crisis of faith. “I didn’t want to talk too much about religion,” he says. “Maybe it’s because I grew up Jewish ... and because I knew that bad things happen to good people.” Strauss doesn’t shy away from talking about actions that put him in a questionable light. At the accident scene, prompted by the presence of several attractive teenage girls, he has what he calls a “plagiarized ‘emotional’ reaction” that he doesn’t really feel. Remembering it later is excruciating to him. Being honest, Strauss says, does it make it harder as a writer — but it’s also what makes the book worth reading. Strauss’ first novel, “Chang and Eng,” is about the conjoined twins from Siam who married

sisters Adelaide and Sarah Yates in Wilkesboro and fathered 21 children with them. Strauss spent time in North Carolina doing research, and actually attended a family reunion near Mt. Airy of the descendants of the twins. “Chang and Eng,” which came out 10 years ago, was very wellreceived, and Strauss (then in his 20s) wondered if the book was noticed by Celine’s mother, who extracted a promise from him that he would live his life for two after the accident. “I remember wondering ... whether it was enough. ...Was it enough success for two people?” Strauss has been working with actor Gary Oldman on a movie version of “Chang and Eng.” He still has hopes it will be made, but the current economic climate makes it tough for big, historical movies to get made, he says. Strauss is looking for a subject for his next novel. After the heaviness of “Half a Life,” he’s ready to do something “lighter and more fun.” he says. Contact Katie Scarvey at

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Dracula the Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker. 2. Carolina Rain, by Nancy Brewer. 3. The Circus Poems, by Alex Grant. 4. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, by Jeannette Walls. 5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus). 6. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, by Maggie Jackson. 7. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay. 8. White House Diary, by Jimmy Carter. 9. Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence, by Adam Lucas. 10. Painted Ladies, by Robert Parker.

IndieBound bestsellers Fiction 1. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. 2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus). 3. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett. 4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 5. The Reversal, by Michael Connelly. 6. Room, by Emma Donoghue. 7. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 8. Painted Ladies, by Robert Parker. 9. Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks. 10. Nemesis, by Philip Roth.

Nonfiction 1. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book), by Jon Stewart. 2. Obama’s Wars, by Bob Woodward. 3. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson. 4. The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking. 5. Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow. 6. The Wave, by Susan Casey. 7. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern. 8. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, by Sam Harris. 9. Aftershock, by Robert B. Reich. 10. Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security, by Michael Savage.

Books that will enthrall children but make parents cringe BY ERIKA KOSIN Rowan Public Library

When children are looking for fun books to read, it has been found that some children, especially boys, prefer books with real facts — and the more obscure and gross the information, the better. So what type of books can you find that give interesting facts and explore everything gross? Any book that involves bodily functions such as spit and poop, the inner workings of garbage or even underwear may fit the bill. Luckily, the Rowan Public Library has a few books like this in their children’s room, but don’t be fooled, children will also learn a few things while reading about what makes most of us squirm and cringe. Fact filled books that will pique a child’s interest: • “Getting to Know Your Toilet: The Disgusting Story Behind Your Home’s Strangest Feature,” by Connie Colwell Miller, and “Sewers and the Rats that Love Them: The Disgusting Story Behind Where it All Goes,” by Kelly Barnhill — What did people use before the invention of toilet paper? Where did people go to the bathroom before the toilet bowl? Where does all of the waste go? Are there really alligators living in the New York City sewers? How do sewers work, and if they smell so bad, why do we have them? While answering these questions, children will also learn how a toilet works, the history of how

the toilet became a fixture in most households, why proper waste disposal is important, and why washing their hands after using the toilet will help stop the spread of germs. • “Do You Know Where Your Water has Been? The Disgusting Story Behind What You’re Drinking,” by Kelly Barnhill — Children discover the reason why treating drinking water is important and how it is unsafe to drink from a lake or other water source. • “Garbage, Waste, Dumps and You: The Disgusting Story Behind What We Leave Behind,” by Connie Colwell Miller — Learn the history of garbage collection and what happens to the garbage after it leaves your house. • “Underwear: What We Wear Under There,” by Ruth Freeman Swain — From the loincloth to pantaloons and long johns, children can now learn what people wore under their clothing years ago. • “It’s Spit-acular! The Secrets of Saliva,” by Melissa Stewart — Ever wonder why you salivate when you smell food? Did you know that humans create enough saliva to fill one to two 2-liter bottles every day? This book explores the different uses of saliva, establishing how it is important to humans and other animals. 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 — Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Absolute Beginners; Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Pixlr Part 2, basic computer skills and attendance at Pixlr Part 1 required. South — Monday, 7 p.m., Email for Beginners. Children’s Storytime: Through Nov. 24, weekly story time. For more information, call 704-2168234. 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). Book chats for children: South

(only) — Wednesday, 4:15 p.m., “Mercy Watson to the Rescue” by Kate Dicamilo; grade two. Children in grades 2-5 (different grade each month) are invited to participate in “Book Chats,” at the South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 704-216-7728 for more information. American Girl Club: Headquarters — Oct. 23, 11 a.m., a book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters. Teen program: East — Monday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Headquarters, Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. Books with Beat. Celebrate Teen Read Week. Displays: Headquarters — Hurley YMCA; dolls by Doll Society; South — Student Art by Carson High School; East — folk art by Tim and Lisa Kluttz. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

Check out the blog for book lovers For a blog on all things literary and then some, read the blog Deirdre’s Denouement at Learn about the Center for Faith and the Arts’ study of “The Christ Haunted Landscape” by Susan Ketchin, and more about reading and writing.

Don’t bring home the bacon R

ALEIGH — Incumbent lawmakers, regardless of party or position, have a favorite slogan for this stage in a political campaign: “Re-elect me, or else our district will lose its pull.” I detest this argument, and seriously consider its utterance as a reason to vote for the JOHN challenger, HOOD any challenger, as long as he or she is not an evident crook, demagogue or economic illiterate (advocacy of trade protectionism or “living wage” laws is an automatic disqualifier, naturally). I’d rather be represented by a backbencher with principle than by a footpad with “pull.” Perhaps the most-objectionable reason offered to return an incumbent to office is a promise to “bring money back home.” It represents a repudiation of fiscal responsibility and a poverty of imagination. If election officials agree that much government spending is wasted — be it at the federal or state levels — and then vow, smiling conspiratorially, to get “our fair share” anyway, they are helping to perpetuate a costly fraud. The relative pittance of taxpayer funds that a “powerful” member of Congress or the General Assembly can deliver to a local district pales in significance when compared to the cost of extracting taxes from the district, shipping the money to a capital city, skimming off shipping and handling charges (the political class gets paid first) and then sending the money back denominated in giant nov-

elty checks. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But he does not reside in Raleigh or Washington. There is nothing magical or wonderful about government pork. When politicians announce their masterful finagling of the system to secure a local grant, taxpayers should respond with scorn, not celebration. The funding system is rigged to make virtually everyone poorer, give virtually everyone the impression that he is getting a little richer, and leave virtually everyone with the sneaking suspicion that everyone else is getting a lot richer — and it’s all because the local representative doesn’t yet have enough seniority! How convenient. This is not an argument against representative government. It is better than the alternative. It makes sense to apportion legislative power by district, among politicians who are elected from specific geographical constituencies, so as to ensure that a wide variety of talents, experiences and viewpoints gets rolled into the policymaking process. But representative government should not devolve into a system of regional sales reps, each one peddling his supposed legislative influence to dangerously uninformed voters as if selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door. Which, come to think of it, is an apt metaphor for what most lawmakers do — suck the money out of your pockets, purses, and couches, all the while telling you what a great bargain you’re getting. At this point, my morecynical readers are probably waving my argument away dismissively. Idealistic nonsense — the system is what it is, let’s just get at



least our share. No. The system is what it is because we allow it to be. We have the power to send our lawmakers a message: that we want governmental leaders to start leading, to start addressing major public problems with concerted, thoughtful action. I have my own list of actions I want to see my representatives in Congress and the state legislature take up next year. For example, now that government spending makes up nearly 40 percent of America’s gross domestic product, lawmakers should start by closing our yawning budget deficits without more taxes. We’re taxed enough already. Next, reform the tax code. Reform Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other fast-growing entitlements that threaten our fiscal future. Expand choice and innovation in education. Defeat Islamic totalitarianism. Redirect our transportation dollars to alleviate congestion and get America moving again. Combat the crime, disorder and social decay that continue to inhibit progress in our inner cities. Defend our constitutional rights against their enemies, foreign and domestic. Restore freedom of speech and property-rights protection. Once significant progress is evident on these key priorities, maybe we’ll be willing to watch a few press conferences at which you announce your latest teapot-spout-tonowhere. Until then, save your breath and save our money.

Republican success, voter apathy? R

ALEIGH — In the days running up to the election, Republicans may need to be on guard for a twist of fate. By most accounts, the GOP is set for a successful Election Night. Polls put Republicans ahead in races up and down the ballot. In the state Senate, GOP leaders SCOTT are already MOONEYHAM figuring out who is going to be in charge of what. In the state House, Democrats are coming to terms with the fact that they could lose their majority, something few believed possible earlier in the year. But as strange as it may seem, the GOP could actually be too well-positioned in the run-up to the election. So far, their top-of-theticket candidate, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, has been able to run away and hide from Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall. A running average of poll results on puts Burr 15 percentage points ahead. The race has generated all the excitement of a lecture on the anatomy of an amoeba. Without any excitement at the top of the ticket, will all those angry, invigorated Republicans materialize on Election Day? What about in-

dependents, who are said to be breaking two-to-one in favor of Republican candidates this time around? Marshall simply hasn’t had the campaign cash needed to mount an effective campaign against an incumbent like Burr. The first debate between the two could have made a fussy newborn sleep for three days straight. The second, with Libertarian Mike Beitler along to spice up the affair, was a bit more interesting. Marshall and Beitler tagteamed Burr, beating up on the incumbent over his support of the financial industry bailout legislation and painting him as a Washington insider. Being the old salesman that he is, Burr deftly deflected the verbal jabs. He said the initial bailout “saved the economy” and that he voted against release of the second half of the $700 billion. He explained his second vote by saying that he didn’t want the government to take ownership stakes in banks. But even if this televised debate was lively, it was probably only seen by a frac-

tion of voters in the state. Burr and Marshall — without Beitler — will go at each other one more time before the election. The rest will be stump speeches and TV ads. It’s possible this latest debate could mark a turning point in which the race heats up. Maybe what dollars Marshall has been able to hoard final make their way to the airwaves. Burr would probably prefer that didn’t happen, that he coast to victory without much fuss. In this odd election season, that result may not be in the best interest of his Republican friends down the ballot. A dull race at the top of the ticket isn’t the formula for success as you move lower. For the GOP to maximize its opportunities to take seats in the state legislature, it needs voter interest and energy. So far, this U.S. Senate race isn’t doing too well on that front.. • • • Scott Mooneyham writes about state government and politics for Capitol Press Association.

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• • • John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of Carolina Journal.


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Attention: Town Of China Grove Residents

The Town of China Grove will begin its leaf collection schedule beginning the third full week in October on a call-in basis. Each following week the Public Works Dept. will pick-up leaves for a certain section and will only collect leaves in that section during the week it is scheduled for. Please do not call for a work order beginning October 25th through January 14th. Leaves are to be placed in an easily accessible location just behind the curb or drainage ditch. LEAVES ONLY. The town will not pick up leaves that are mixed with other debris. Leaves located near parked cars will not be picked up.


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boy Scout troop 442 has been helping to clean up Falls lake near badin since they first began going there in 2004. in the background is narrows Dam.

Boy Scouts and the Big Sweep Troop 442 helps take care of one of its special places: Falls Lake in Badin BY KATIE SCARVEY

BADIN — Falls Lake is a “beautiful gem of a place,” says Bruce Kolkebeck, who has been there many times. The lake itself is owned by Yadkin Inc., an Alcoa subsidiary, which owns part of the land surrounding the lake. The rest is owned by the U.S. Forest Service. On a mild October morning, with the sunlight dancing on the water, it’s hard to imagine a lovelier place to be. Located near Morrow Mountain State Park, the lake is now even more beautiMichael Anderson negotiates some ful, thanks to the efforts of the Boy rocky terrain while searching for trash. Scouts and Cub Scouts of Troop 442 of Salisbury. Armed with trash bags and the will to return the area to pristine condition, scouts spent the morning of Oct. 2 combing the shoreline and paddling canoes to isolated camping spots to collect trash. The effort was part of a larger one called Big Sweep. The first Saturday in KAtie ScArvey/SAliSbury PoSt October is designated as a statewide waboy Scout John-Haile young drags a rusty old grill before easing it into his canoe. terway cleanup in all 100 counties in North Carolina. The Big Sweep is the North Carolina Some of the canoes were towed by powercomponent of the International Coastal boat to an island that was to be cleaned. Cleanup, in which 100 countries participated last year. The organization reported that in ers were surprised to find the lake in 2009, 18,443 volunteers worked more fairly good condition, since they hadn’t than 84,000 hours to retrieve almost been there since 2008 to clean it up. (Last 521,000 pounds of debris. year they cleaned up Eagle Point Nature For Troop 442, the day started at 7 Preserve.) a.m. at First United Methodist Church This year marks the fourth time with the troop preparing to leave for Troop 442 has taken on Falls Lake as Badin. Some leaders met at Salisbury part of the statewide Big Sweep. NineAnimal Hospital to transport boats to the teen Boy Scouts, 11 Cub Scouts and 15 lake. adult leaders participated. The troop took its canoes in order to Troop 442 began canoeing and campaccess many of the remote sites used for ing on Falls Lake in 2004 when they got camping — sites that tend to attract their eight canoes, Kolkebeck says. trash. “We loved the place so much that we The day’s haul included the usual sus- have gone back every year since,” he pects: cans and bottles and plastic jugs says. fitted with hooks that people use to fish Even though the scouts have been for catfish. When the water gets high, cleaning up campsites since 2004, they Kolkebeck explains, the jugs get caught decided to get involved in Big Sweep in the trees and the hooks present a hazcleanups in 2006. toM young ard to wildlife. That year, they hauled out almost a Zaleb tanksley holds up a bag of trash. Unexpected items included a soggy ton of trash, Kolkebeck said. fitted bedsheet and a Spider-Man action “We removed from the little island figure. with the cabin eight grills, miles of fishThe most dramatic piece of garbage ing line and a pile of propane bottles,” he collected was one the scouts had opted to said, plus things like truck wheels and leave behind in years past: a heavy, parts of wrecked boats. rusty grill. For the past three years Pack 442 Cub This year, however, John Haile decid- Scouts have joined the Boy Scouts in the ed to make removing the grill — which cleanup. clearly hasn’t been used in years — his In general, Kolkebeck says, the lake mission. seems to be staying cleaner these days, “We should take this,” he said to the and he wonders if people tend to litter other scouts with him on the island. less when it appears to be taken care of. Despite a few comments of the After the cleanup was done, about 800 “you’re crazy” variety, Haile would not pounds of trash were delivered to Morbe dissuaded. Somehow, he managed to row Mountain State Park. drag out the rusted hunk of metal and, Then, it was time for some fun. with a little help, perched it precariously The scouts hung around to enjoy the on a canoe. clean lake — swimming, water skiing, Later, a few adults transferred it to a rope swinging, rock jumping and camplarger boat and hauled it back to the ing. launch area. Supper was venison tacos with corn Other scouts did less dramatic but on the cob and apple cobbler. The troop equally important cleanup, like plucking camped out on the lakeshore Saturday shards of glass littering camping areas. night. While the Boy Scouts were out in caAnd you can bet that they didn’t leave noes, the Cub Scouts were scouring the a speck of trash behind. area around the boat launch and the dam for trash. For more information about The Big toM young Kolkebeck says the troop and its lead- Sweep, go to bruce Kolkebeck prepares to unload the canoes at the Falls lake boat launch.

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Stress can be controlled with breathing techniques

Advice on how to handle a roommate who smokes pot Dear Amy: I am a freshman at college, and so far things have been going really well. My roommate and I get along, but oftentimes when I come into the room after being away I think I catch whiffs of marijuana. This concerns me, because if my roommate is caught with ASK marijuana in the room I AMY can get in trouble as well. However, I cannot be sure he is actually smoking in the room. How can I broach the subject without seeming accusatory? — Fearful Freshie

Was it necessary to rip into her like that, Amy? What’s wrong with celebrating her child’s first birthday and requesting the presence of the grandparents?! Both gave lame excuses for not wanting to attend, if you ask me. This mom has every right to be upset with her disrespectful family, and yet you said she was “completely freaking out.” After reading your insensitive answer, I’m sure she now feels worse than ever! I want to tell Disappointed that she’s not wrong for loving her child and wanting his family to celebrate his first birthday together. Hey Amy — it sounds like this struck some kind of personal chord with you, maybe? — Mother of Three

Dear Fearful: The next time you come into the room and smell pot smoke, you should simply ask your roommate, “Do you smell that? I think I smell pot.” You are correct about the impact of your roommate’s behavior on you. Smoking anything — cigarettes, cigars or marijuana — is very likely against the rules in your dorm. Don’t let this issue take you hostage. Just bring it up. If your roommate says he smokes, ask him not to do it in the room. If this problem escalates, you should see your dorm’s RA.

Dear Mother: Many people thought I was too hard on “Disappointed,” who demanded that both sides of her family attend her child’s birthday party, even though doing so involved family members getting on airplanes to make her day complete. In the letter, Disappointed said that her husband had been ill and that his parents had been there frequently to attend to him during his illness. They told Disappointed that they were exhausted and didn’t want to make another trip to attend the party. This didn’t seem “lame” to me. Dear Amy: “Disappointed” I guess it did strike a perwrote to you because she sonal chord, however. wanted to host a nice famiMy perspective is that ly birthday party for her 1- sometimes what is happenyear-old baby. Her parents ing with one’s parents is and in-laws bailed, and her more important than what is husband told her she was happening with one’s chilcrazy and overreacting. dren — certainly when a



tress. We live it daily. Some of us have a lot more than others, i.e., yours truly. How do we cope with the undercurrent of negative feelings related to daily isCHRIS MAGRYTA sues? Every day, children and adults are bombarded with lights, sounds and noxious stimuli that turn on a primitive part of our nervous system that responds to stress. The fight or flight response is great for responding to a charging bull or an angry hornet. However, this system is supposed to shut down after the stress is removed. Unfortunately, the stresses we live under today are not charging bulls but daily low level irritants like work, school, friends, chemicals, bad food, excessive video time and many others. These issues are not acute at all. They are daily and chronically obnoxious. The nasty end result is that we have a low level of stress that causes our bodies to be overstimulated and not relaxed. Years ago, we ate Mother Nature’s foods, read books at night, played outdoors and went to bed with the sun. Now we stay up watching anything that is on TV while eating chips and drinking soda. Our systems have a hard time recharging and finding a relaxed mode. The autonomic nervous

child is celebrating a birthday that is not actually about the child, but all about the parent.


Dear Amy: My neighbor recently hosted a very nice dinner party with food and entertainment. I attended and had a great time. The problem is that the host noticed I was skipping several of the dishes and asked why. I explained that I have severe food allergies so I took only those foods I can safely eat. I had plenty to eat, and it was delicious. The hostess became very upset with me because I did not advise her in advance of my allergies. I felt that rather than have her change her menu it made more sense to simply skip those dishes not suitable for me. Was I wrong? I certainly meant no harm; I was trying to be polite. — Baffled Guest Dear Baffled: You were not impolite. Your hostess, however, wasn’t quite polite. Generally, depending on the type of party, it is fine to let a host know in advance, “I have some food allergies, but I can usually work around them, so I don’t want you to worry about catering to it.” The host can then decide what, if anything, to try to do about it. Regardless of the dynamic, it is a real party spoiler when a host lectures a guest after the guest has had a gracious good time. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.



system is part of the peripheral nervous system that acts below the level of consciousness. Our heart rate, digestion, respiration rate, salivation, perspiration, diameter of the pupils, urination, and sexual arousal are all controlled by this system. This part of the nervous system is precisely the area of greatest concern for stress. When we are out of balance, our heart rate changes, we breathe faster and less evenly, we have abnormal digestion and so on. A few years ago during a period of high stress, I started having abnormally fast heart rates, or arrhythmia. I was subsequently diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, a common condition in Americans in which one of the heart valves falls backward and can irritate the heart wall. The treatment offered was to take a cardiac medicine to block the abnormal rhythms if they bothered me too much. After some long runs and much thinking, I decided against medicine and looked for other approaches to resolve my problem. Stress was obviously a key component in my distress. These issues occurred around the time I was in Arizona learning integrative medicine. One day, Dr. Weil was teaching us about the effects of breathing on the autonomic system and its subsequent effects on heart rhythms and stress management. The “ah ha” moment occurred and I was on the road to recovery. What followed was a lesson in how the autonomic system is divided into two parts, the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (relaxed) nervous systems. In modern society we are overstimulating the sym-

pathetic arm. and this imbalance contributes to DISease. The overactive sympathetic system contributes to abnormal heart rates and breathing patterns. My system was completely out of balance. The cure for the imbalance rests in reducing your stress via meditation, breath work, a healthy diet and lifestyle changes. In the past I have written about nutrition and lifestyle. Now, I would like to explore the breath work component. Pranayama, which means “to restrain one’s breath,” is a breathing method with which one controls the meter and fluidity of breathing. The relaxing breath is intended to increase the parasympathetic nervous tone and reduce the fight mode. The relaxing breath is based on the principle that we are to breathe in a more regulated and relaxed way. The technique consists of a pattern called the 4-7-8. These numbers correspond to the timing of inhalation-breath hold-exhalation. The process as practiced will induce increased nervous system relaxation and subsequent DISease control. In my case, within one month of beginning these exercises, my arrhythmia disappeared and only rarely returns now when I slack off on my breath work. The moral to the story is that we are all stressed and there are many ways to skin the proverbial cat. So get busy breathing and living in relaxation. The exact technique can be found on the Benefits of Breath Work CD by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Christopher Magryta is a pediatrician with Salisbury Pediatric Associates.


44th Annual Granite Quarry Fiddlers’ Convention results Longtime bluegrass musician Tom Isenhour of Salisbury got special recognition and lots of people enjoyed fine fiddling at the 44th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers’ Convention at East Rowan High School. The Civitan Club honored Isenhour for “years of dedication to bluegrass and old-time music.” The event raised $6,000 for the Civitan Club, according to club member Don Livengood. The Club also presented $1,600 in cash prizes, trophies and ribbons to winners in a number of categories at the convention. Judges selected John Hafmann of the Stone Mt. Grass Band of Cleveland as Champion Fiddler. Vivian Hopkins of the Fifth String and Co. of Gold Hill presented Hafmann a miniature fiddle in memory of Hopkins’ father, Ralph Pennington, who spent most of his life playing and promoting bluegrass and old time music. Phillip Wallard of Yadkinville served as master of ceremonies. Jarvis Knight, Steve and Penny Kilby served as judges. Mary Wagoner served as scorekeeper. Ralph Walton serves as the Granite Quarry Civitan president. The top bands, individual winners and most promising talent were: Bands: Passin’ Thru’, of Star, led by C.H. Lineberry, champion; Sons of the South, of Claremont, led by Tom Killian, first runner-up; Stone Mt. Grass, of Cleveland, led by David Murph, second runner-up; Hatley Family, of Stanfield, led by Ronnie Hatley, third runnerup. Fiddle: John Hafmann of Cleveland, champion; Mary Lynn Edwards of Salisbury, first runner-up; Ervin Hatley of Stanfield, second runner-up; Tom Killian of Claremont, third runner-up. Banjo: Alex Edwards of Salisbury, champion; Ronnie Hatley of Stanfield, first runner-up; Mike Suthers of Claremont, second runner-up; Donnie Gu of Rock Hill, S.C., third runnerup. Guitar: C.H. Lineberry of Star, champion; Jerry Bobbitt of Mocksville, first runner-up; Matthew Love of Stanfield, second runner-up; Ben Watlington

of Mocksville, third runner-up. Mandolin: Skip Kelley of Thomasville, champion; David Grubb of Rockwell, first runnerup; David Murph of Cleveland, second runner-up; Connor Lambert of Claremont, third runnerup. Bass: Jim Damron of Star, champion; David Campbell of Mocksville, first runner-up; Teresa Love of Stanfield, second runner-up; Luther Suthers of Claremont, third runner-up. Dobro: Sandy Hatley of Stanfield, champion; Dennis Sheets of Landis, first runner-up; Wayne Williams of Mocksville, second runner-up; Karen Burgess of Rock Hill, S.C., third runner-up. Most Promising Talent, age 11 and under: Laci Broom of Lexington, champion; Jessica Drake of Monroe, first runner-up; Courtney Perry of Stanfield, second runner-up. Most Promising Talent, ages 12-16: Sara Beth Wallace of Troy, champion; Jamie Seth Thomas of Monroe, first runner-up; Casey Cagle of Locust, second runner-up.

GQHS class of 1944 Eleven members and spouses of the Granite Quarry Class of 1944 met Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Faith American Legion building for their 66th year reunion. They enjoyed a barbecue chicken dinner from Gary’s of China Grove. The reunion was sponsored by the members of the committee. President C.C. Caskey welcomed everyone, gave the invocation and conducted a business meeting after dinner. The group signed a birthday card and a get well card for Warren Morgan, who was unable to attend. Secretary Frances Trexler read the minutes from last year and gave an update on the health of the nine living members not in attendance. She read several fun articles relating to age and health of classmates. The group had fun playing Chinese Bingo with gifts furnished by the committee. Planning the event were C.C. and Dot Caskey, Warren and Evelyn Morgan, Madge and Gib Russell and Frances Trexler. Attend-

ing with the Caskeys, Russells and Trexler were Ruth Shuping and Effie Vellines, all of Salisbury; Ray and Jane Ritchie of Kannapolis and M.L. and Ruth Wagoner of Swannanoa.

Boyden High 1955 The Boyden High School Class of 1955 held its 55th class reunion on Oct. 9 in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum, the site of the Salisbury Youth Center when this class was in high school. A class photo was taken and Larry Peeler offered an invocation. After dinner, master of ceremonies Tommy Carlton introduced special guests, coach Joe Ferebee and Susan Gudger Burrell, daughter of deceased class member Roscoe Gudger. David Jordan paid tribute to the 13 class members who have died since the last class reunion in 2005. Special recognition was given to Peggy Wagoner Mowery who keeps classmates connected through the internet. Attending from Rowan County were co-chairs Tom* and Mimi* Krider Carlton, Dinah Deitz Carpenter and Sonny, Larry Drye and Judy, Ann Kenerly Fryar* and Don, Corinna Brown Gardner* and Connie, Martha Owens Gettys* and Buddy, Peggy Lewis Glasco, L.P. Hamm and Shirley Fraley, Jerry Harviel* and Mary, Charles Heilig and Sharron, Loretta Jones Hipp* and John, Mary Blount Hipp, David Jordan*, Mary Louise Poplin Kesler*, Tom Kiger*, Peggy Wagoner Mowery* and Harold, Jackye Mickey Nolen* and David, Larry Peeler*, Anita Cathey Ryan and Kevin, Barbara Baker Sims, Charlie Sowers* and Beth, Alice Cohen Waddell* and Harry, Barbara Uzzell Wagoner* and “Wag,” Martha Kirkland West, Sandra Shaw Young and “Boonie,” Joyce Leazer Yost and Frank. Attending from Charlotte were Emily Hodge Heck and Bill, Jim Morton and Marilyn; from Greensboro: Pat Hinceman Brady and Jack, Art Glover and Sarah, Robert Lee and Anne Woodward. Also Pete Antoniewicz and Susan of Austin, Texas, Ran-

som Braswell and Karen of St. Simons Island, Ga., Nancy Ritchie Bright and Doug of Fleming Island, Ga., Sandra Burke Coleman of Colonial Heights, Va., Jean Wagner Conry* and Mike of Pinehurst, Shirley Kesler Edwards and Jack of Mooresville, Mary Kay Hall Elsasser and Frank Sias of Chapin, S.C., Patty Corriher Frisco and David of Seminole, Fla., Charles Kneeburg and Nancy of Midland, J.V. Randall and Patsy of Conover, Jerry Satterwhile and Jean of Indian Springs, Ala., Patsy Holshouser Tarkanish and Tom of Miami, Mary Ann Kirk Weddington and Harry of Cary, Phillip Weddington and Susan of Midlothian, Va. and Betty Sue Mangum Whitman of Huntersville. *Planning committee. Nancy Deal Hipp was unable to attend.

Richfield High classes The Richfield High School classes of 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949 and1950 met for their annual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Paul’s Crossing fellowship hall in Richfield. Everette Caudle, class of 1948, welcomed members. The Rev. Irvin Burris conducted a memorial service for the 42 deceased members. Jeanette Goodman gave the invocation before the meal, catered by Bud’s Bodacious. A period of business and sharing memories followed. Flowers used as decorations were given as door prizes. It was agreed to have the 2011 reunion Oct. 1 at the Paul’s Crossing fellowship hall again. Sue Frick Vint and John Morgan Jr. will again serve as reunion chairpersons. Singing the school and fight songs closed the reunion. Attending from Concord were Norma and Palmer Watson, Jack Goodman and Jettie Hill. From High Point: Betty Lou Hinson Heath; from Misenheimer: Alvin and Helen Earnhardt, Irene Peeler; from Richfield: Jahalia Frick, Warren Miller, Bud and Jeanette Goodman, Albert and Sue Vint. Attending from Salisbury: Betty Jean Wagoner ZumBrunnen, Boyce and Pearlene Caudle, the Rev. Irvin and Ruth Cruse Burris, Lee and Cleo Shaver, Mr. and Mrs

Norman Wagoner; from Statesville: Everette and June Caudle. Attending from WinstonSalem: Jack and Liz Earnhardt, Norman and Mary Ruth Barringer; from Albemarle: Lamar Misenhiemer, Sarah Hinson; from Charlotte: George and Eunice Barringer.

Granite Quarry Civitan At its annual awards banquet, the Granite Quarry Civitan Club and NC District West Civitan recognized the Jody Shuping family as the NC District West Civitan Family of The Shuping family was recognized because of their service to others. Jody was noted as serving as the committee chair for Scout Troop 379 and Venture Crew 379 and providing assistance to the boys’ advancement over the years. Kim was recognized for her work with Rowan Regional Medical Center health camps and her work as a volunteer with the Rowan-Salisbury School System. Children Jordan, J. Michael, Katelyn and Anna-Leigh were also recognized. Jordan is a student at UNCC and has worked as a camp counselor at Lutheridge, J. Michael is a student at NC State where he is a Park Scholar, an Eagle Scout and has attended Philmont Scout Ranch. Katelyn is a senior at East Rowan, has been on the all-county swim team and is a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award. Anna-Leigh is a sophomore at East Rowan and is also on the all-county swim team. All four children have been Civitan Scholars at East. The club and district also recognized the Rev. Ed Harper as the NC District West Humanitarian. He has served the club as chaplain for two years, ministering to club members and their families. A retired Lutheran pastor, Harper is currently serving in an interim capacity at Haven Lutheran Church. Charles Everson was recognized as the NC District West Distinguished Citizen. A former club member, Charles continues to assist the club with its annual Scholars Banquet.

He is a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church and has served as Sunday School teacher, superintendent, congregation council President, delegate to the NC Synod assembly. The club also installed officers for 2010-2011. They are: president, Ralph Walton; president elect, Barry Hill; vice president, Franklin Merrell; secretary, John Walser; treasurer, Norman Ribelin; Sgt.-at-Arms, Charles Myers; chaplain, the Rev. Ed Harper.

44th Heart Ball The 44th organizational meeting of Heart Ball was held Oct. 6 at the Country Club of Salisbury. The Chairman of the ball this year is Mrs. John W. Ellis II, and co-chair is Mrs. William T. Mason. Past chair and secretary for this years event is Mrs. Alan F. Scott. This year’s Board of Directors includes Mrs. Reid Acree Jr., Mrs. Daniel Almazan, Mrs. David Bingham, Mrs. William Summersett, Mrs. Donald Clement III, Mrs. James Comadoll, Mrs. Thom Dillard, Mrs. William Graham, Mrs. John Henderlite, Mrs. Nash Isenhower, Mrs. Gary Langford, and Mrs. Gerald Wood. The Heart Ball will be held on Feb. 12, 2011, at the Country Club of Salisbury. This invitation-only dinner dance raises money for the American Heart Association. A donation of $15,500 was sent last year to the American Heart Association.

Toastmasters sweeps Joyce Preston won as best speech evaluator and Sonny Tolbert won best humorous speech in Area 35 Toastmasters speech contest held on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at PGT Industries. Preston and Tolbert, both members of Goldmine Toastmasters Club in Kannapolis, represented Area 35 in Division C contest in Concord on Oct. 16.

Boyden correction Gerry Cabell Spencer, not Cauble, attended the Boyden High class of ‘45 reunion.


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Musician Jen Chapin discusses social protest music with Catawba College students Catawba College News Service

or one class period, musician Jen Chapin turned professor and led some Catawba College honor students through a discussion about social protest music. She and the students talked about “Amazing Grace” and the history behind the well-loved and familiar hymn. They touched on Charles Mingus, a jazz musician who used his music to “speak” of segregation in the late 1950s. They listened to Stevie Wonder’s “Village Ghettoland” and discussed its ironic lyrics and singsong, happy rhythm before arriving to a dialogue about Bruce Springsteen’s “41 Shots.” What all of the songs have in common, regardless of the time when they were composed, Chapin explained, is that each told a story of a social situation affecting that time. Each of these songs, she said, was born from “the whole discipline of civil disobedience and passive resistance.” Chapin’s visit to Catawba began with an evening concert open to the campus community on Monday, Oct. 4, and wrapped up Tuesday, Oct. 5, after guest appearances and discussions in several classes and lunch shared with students, faculty and members of her ensemble. At her concert, attendees paid homage to Chapin’s longtime involvement in WHYHunger by participating in a food drive. They brought food items to be donated locally to Rowan Helping Ministries. Her dialogue with students about social protest music happened during her guest appearance in one class, “The Sounds of Silence: Music as Voice for the Oppressed,” a course team-taught by Dr. Julie Chamberlain, a professor of music, and Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, a professor of sociology. One of the main objectives of it, according to the syllabus, is for students to “examine structured inequality and oppression and how music communicates feelings, events and issues often ignored or spoken about in quiet whispers.” As the students listened intently and participated in the discussion,


BRIDGE Club Appreciation game The annual Club Appreciation duplicate game will be held next Tuesday evening at the Salisbury Woman’s Club. Game time is 7 p.m. Judy Hurder and Billy Burke placed first in the weekly Tuesday game. Other winners were: Dick Brisbin and Steeve Moore, second; Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill, third. This was BILLY the deal on BURKE Board 17 from Tuesday’s game: North dealer, neither side vulnerable

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Designer gym bags are not for me ’ve always been an advocate of exercise. It’s good for you and helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That being said, I am not one to keep to an exercise regimen. I stay active, get as much exercise as I can, but that is about the extent of it. After a JANET years of MCCANLESS few letting my membership lapse, I’ve gotten back in the habit of swimming up at the Y. The only drawback to that is, I have to look at all these confirmed exercisers walk in with their fancy gym bags. You know, the ones with designer names on them. The folks carrying them are usually wearing matching headbands, and they have this sort of swagger to their step. Do they have any idea of how annoying they are? I do not do the designer gym bag; in fact, I carry my stuff all in a plastic bag I got from the hospital years ago. You know, the kind they give you to put all your clothes in when you are having surgery. Then, when you get ready to go home, they give it back to you, you put your shoes on again and leave. It’s nice too — it’s got handles on it for carrying, and being plastic, my wet bathing suit won't bother it. Mine even has a bunch of phone numbers on it because I was up at the Y one day and someone was giving me these numbers I asked for, so I wrote them down on the bag. It’s not the most glamorous bag in the world, but it’s totally functional. I even patched the small tear in the bag, so I ask you, what's wrong with that? Now, when I walk down that long corridor as I leave the facility, I get these strange looks from all the people wearing the matching headbands, and then, they look away. Once in a while I’ll get a little hello, but apparently, my plastic bag is just not sporty enough for them. So, what did I do? I went in search of a more sophisticated gym bag., one that would scream “health nut” when I walked the halls of the Y. Sales clerks who sell these designer gym bags are not very helpful either. One tried to sell me one that had all these zippers on it, with little pockets in it for the cell phone and the ipod, special sections you can stow your Nikes in, all that sort of thing. I don’t carry a cell phone, I said, and don’t own an iPod. He looked at me as if I were from a foreign country; then I told him I didn’t wear Nikes either but usually bought the blue light special from K Mart. That’s when he handed me off to another sales clerk. It was humiliating. When my children were in school, I used to walk around the neighborhood for exercise. We lived on a street that had sidewalks and I could go two or three laps around the block easy, always wearing my bermuda shorts and an old shirt, along with my plain old tennis shoes. I think there is a conspiracy at hand, one that forces people to buy all this expensive equipment and sports gear, just so you will live a long time and be able to pay off the credit card you charged all this stuff on! Well, I never found a simple, plain gym bag. I wouldn't even mind if it were purple or orange or some such, just so long as it doesn’t have all those zippers and compartments and take me six months to pay it off. In the meantime, I've still got my plastic bag and my blue light special gym shoes. Deal with it!


Janet McCanless lives in Salisbury.

Belk - Josey


Boulter - Bouk

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Brenda Lynch Belk and Randy E. Josey Jr. were united in marriage Sept. 18, 2010, in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony on the beach. A reception to honor the couple was given Sept. 25 at Organ Lutheran Church in Salisbury, N.C. The bride was escorted by her son, Brandon “River” Belk, and attended by sister of the groom Susan Josey of Salisbury as maid of honor. Natalie Lynch of Jacksonville, N.C., niece of the bride, was flower girl. Father of the groom Randy Josey Sr. was best man. The bride is the daughter of Donald and the late Nancy Lynch and the granddaughter of the late Connie Middlebrook and Stanley Zduniak of Cliftwood, N.J., and the late Charles and Edna Lynch of Uniontown, Pa. A 1998 graduate of East Rowan High School and 2006 graduate of Stanly Community College with a degree in Phlebotomy, Brenda is employed by W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center. The groom is the son of Randy and Angie Josey of Salisbury and the grandson of Jim and Perline Coleman of Salisbury and the late Bob and Allerid Josey of Faith. A 1998 graduate of East Rowan High School, Randy studied HVAC at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. He is employed by Beaver Brothers Heating and Air and is a volunteer fireman with Faith Fire Department. The couple are making their home in Salisbury. R125893

CLEVELAND — Leah Dare Boulter and Jesse Aaron Bouk were united in marriage Oct. 2, 2010, at The Arbors Events. The Rev. David Franks officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception. The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. Jay Boulter, and attended by Shannon Boulter of Raleigh as her maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were Ms. Caitlin Avkward of Charlotte, Ms. Julie Ferguson of Durham, Ms. Christina Gajewski of Arden, Ms. Cari McCachren of Washington, D.C., and Ms. Jill Kichefski of Charlotte. Ms. Alexandria Bouk was flower girl. Mr. Adam Bouk of Lexington stood as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Scottie Basinger and Mr. Kevin Kleinpeter of Charlotte, Mr. Justin Bouk of China Grove, Mr. Andrew McCoy of Arlington, Va., and Mr. Erik Mendoza of Raleigh. Ushers were Mr. Kris Bowen and Mr. Brandon Miller of Salisbury and Mr. Drew Rybarczyk of Raleigh. Ms. Ashley Coats was reader, and Mrs. Cheryl Bouk and Ms. Diane Ludwick were program attendants. Mrs. Patty Reynolds was soloist. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Lyn Boulter of Salisbury and the granddaughter of the late Vero and Prema Truzzi of Clinton, Pa., and Billie and the late Owen Simmons of Salisbury. A 2002 graduate of West Rowan High School, Leah graduated magna cum laude from the Scholars Program at North Carolina State University in 2006 with a degree in Biological Science and Nutrition. She is a clinical research coordinator for Duke University Medical Center at the North Carolina Research Campus. The groom is the son of Ms. Diane Bouk and Mr. and Mrs. John and Louise Bouk, all of Salisbury, and the grandson of the late Charles and Lois Johnson of Redbank, N.J., and the late Junior and Mildred Bouk of Rumson, N.J. A 2002

graduate of West Rowan High School, Jesse received degrees in Turf Grass Management, Agricultural Business and Landscaping and Ornamentals from NCSU in 2006. He is employed by Bentwood Nursery in Monroe. Following a wedding trip to St. Martin, the couple are making their home in Charlotte. R125899

GOLD HILL — Erin Elizabeth Scapes and Rick Alan Harbaugh were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at Gold Hill Park. The 10:30 a.m. ceremony was officiated by Rev. Dennis Donahue and followed by a reception at Miner’s Hall. The bride was escorted by her father, Domenic Robert Scapes, and attended by Rebecca Oliver of Concord as maid of honor and Laura Abernathy of China Grove as matron of honor. Robert W. Harbaugh stood as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Michael Abernathy of China Grove, brother of the bride Sean Scapes of Pittsburgh, Pa., and brother of the groom Tait Harbaugh of Mount Joy, Pa. Readers were aunts of the bride Debra Hirsh and Maureen Dally of Pittsburgh, Pa. Guest registrar was sister-in-law of the groom Michelle Harbaugh of Mount Joy, Pa., and program attendant was great-aunt of the bride Dorothy Barton of Pittsburgh, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Domenic and Kathleen Scapes of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the granddaughter of Domenic and Dolores Scapes of Pittsburgh, Pa., the late Sidney and Eileen Palmer and Frank Barton of Cannonsburg, Pa. A 1997 graduate of Brentwood High School, Erin Elizabeth received a Master of Education degree in Deaf Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003, graduating magna cum laude. Nationally Board Certified, she is a teacher for the deaf for Cabarrus County Schools. The groom is the son of Robert and Darlene Harbaugh of China Grove and the grandson of the late George and Viola Miller and the late Roy and Goldie Harbaugh. A 1989 graduate of Southwestern High School, Rick received a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing from Shippensburg University in 1993. He is employed by Power Curbers Inc. as a technician in Engineering Support. Following a wedding trip to Great Smoky Mountain National R125895 Park, the couple are making their home in China Grove.

Chelsea Brianna Goodman and Joseph Paul Douglas Cassels were united in marriage Oct. 3, 2010, at Salisbury Depot. The Rev. Gary “Buddy” Miller officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception. The bride was escorted by her father, Billy R. Goodman, and attended by Kristy Cozart of Salisbury as maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were sisters of the groom Jenna Cassels of Salisbury and Larkin Porter of Delaware. Hailee Cassels of Salisbury was flower girl. Jared Cassels of Salisbury stood as the groom’s best man. Groomsmen included Dillon Goodman of Charlotte and Joseph Blythe and Joseph Robinson of Salisbury. Serving as ushers were Alex Julian of Salisbury and Derek McCall of Virginia. Music was provided by The Aristocrats Band with DJ Dustin Foley. Lindsay Sprick was guest registrar and cake server. Floral design was by Donnie Andrews of Hendersonville. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Vickie Goodman of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Mary “Jo” Hartsoe of Kannapolis and Shirley and Jim Goodman of Rockwell. A graduate of East Rowan High School, Chelsea received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a teacher at Knollwood Elementary. The groom is the son of Patricia Cassels and Tony Porter and the grandson of Bettye Julian, all of Salisbury. A graduate of Salisbury High School, Joey also studied at Rowan-Cabarrus

Community College. He is employed by Village Inn Pizza Parlor. Parties held to honor the couple included a bridesmaid luncheon held Sept. 25 at Wrenn House and the rehearsal dinner held Oct. 2 at Downtowner Restaurant hosted by Patricia Cassels and Tony Porter. The couple are making their home in R125901 Salisbury.

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Shuping receives Eagle award

Christian Allen Shuping, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 591, received his Eagle Scout award Sept. 12, 2010, at First United Church of Christ. Making the presentation were Scoutmaster Randy Shoe; Assistant Scoutmasters Brad Steen, Jeff Parker and Tim Beaver; and Arbe Arbelaez with the Marine Corps League. Christian is presently a junior assistant scoutmaster and previously served as patrol leader, senior patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. He has earned 36 merit badges and his God and Country award and is a member of Order of the Arrow. A junior at Jesse Carson High School, he is a member of the National Honor Society, the golf team and marching band. Also active in the youth group at First United Church of Christ, he received a North Carolina flag that has flown over the state capitol in honor of receiving his Eagle Scout award. Christian’s Eagle Scout project was a toy drive for the Toys For Tots program, and with the help of many churches, schools and other organizations, he collected 1,319 toys for local distribution. As a result, he was presented a Good Citizenship Award and an Outstanding Support Award by the Marine Corps League of North Carolina for the success of his Eagle project. Special thanks to all of the following for their help and support: First United Church of Christ, Mount Mitchell Methodist Church, Franklin Baptist Church, BSA Troop 591, Cub Pack 328, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Jesse Carson High School, Bostian Elementary School, Shear Innovation Hair Salon, Hair Flair Hair Salon, Caniche Boutique, Thread Shed, K-Dee’s Jewelers, Ralph Baker Shoes, Benton Parts and Supply, Ameriprise Financial, Summit Insurance Agency, Isenhour Freeman Insurance, Motorsports Authentics, Rowan Rescue Squad, Choltiner Family HealthCare and City of Salisbury Fleet Division. Christian is the son of Mark and Patty Shuping and the grandson of Romas and Sarah Shuping and Howard and Pat Shoe, all of R125902 Salisbury.

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Wagamon - Harvey

REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware — Christina Ann Wagamon and Steven Brent Harvey were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, on the sands of Rehoboth Beach. Father Max Wolf officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club. The bride was escorted by her uncle, Penn Emerson, and family friend Paul Ewell. She was attended by Cassie King of Wilmington, Del., as maid of honor. Sid Harvey stood as his son’s best man. Sarah Beebe of Lewes, Del., was reader, and Ben King of Wilmington, Del., was in charge of music. The bride is the daughter of Karen and the late Walter D. Wagamon of Rehoboth Beach and the granddaughter of the late David and Ruth Maull of Lewes, Del., and the late Capt. Arthur and Anne Wagamon of Milton, Del. A 2002 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Christina received a degree in Sports Management from Catawba College in 2006. She is Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator for The Schell Brothers Companies in Rehoboth Beach. The groom is the son of Sid and Belinda Harvey of Salisbury and the grandson of Betty and the late Howard Smith of Salisbury and Betty and the late Stan Harvey of Charlotte. A 2000 graduate of Salisbury High School, Steven received a degree in Business Administration from Catawba College in 2005. He is an account executive for Williams Insurance Agency in Rehoboth Beach.

Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple is making their home in Rehoboth R125897 Beach.


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A tip for you ENGAGEMENTS Lucas - Perry

Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas of Boca Raton, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lucas, to Russell L. Perry, both of Littleton, Colo. Liz is the granddaughter of Virginia Collom of Lampe, Mo., and Oael Lucas of Wichita, Kan. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she is a program planner at Lockheed Martin Inc. Russell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick L. Perry of Salisbury and the grandson of Robert McKinley of Siler City and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Perry of Geneva, Ind. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he is regional sales manager for Power Curbers. The couple will marry Nov. 12 at Delray Beach Golf Club in Delray Beach, Fla. R125894



Long - Propst Charleston 55th Ludwick Eagle

Rev. Terrell and Myra Long of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Marie Long of Hickory, to Dustin Bradley Propst of Newton. Leah is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettie M. Rogers of Richfield and Mrs. Mary Sue Long of Gastonia. A 2000 graduate of South Caldwell High School and 2004 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, she is a registered nurse at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Dustin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Thomas Propst of Newton. A 1995 graduate of Newton Conover High School, he is employed by Associated Brands Inc. in Newton. The couple plan a Nov. 6 wedding to be held at Philadelphia Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. R125896

Willie Dan Charleston and Willis Broadway Charleston celebrated their 55th anniversary Oct. 15, 2010. The Charlestons were married Oct. 15, 1955, at the home of Rev. Charles Hailey. Willie retired from Homes by Oakwood, and Willis retired from Rowan Health Dept. Their children are Willie Charleston (Patricia), Charles Charleston (Denise), Alvin Charleston, Sonya Lloyd (Peter), Christa Duncan (Dereck) and Nora Brown (James). They have 15 grandchildren and one greatR125900 grandchild.

Dalton Ludwick of Scout Troop 333 is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Oct. 17, 2010, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Tony Waller and Fred Setzer will make the presentation. Mike Rowell is scoutmaster of Troop 333. A ninthgrader at East Rowan High School, Dalton is currently an instructor in the troop. He has earned 30 merit badges and his Order of the Arrow. For his Eagle project, Dalton held a successful blood drive at the church collecting well over his goal. He is the son of Mike and Linda Ludwick of Richfield. R125898

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“Gourmet Live”, a noted fine dining blog, finally said it. Tipping should die. They call tipping in its current form “an assault on fairness on employers and employees as well as consumers’ rights.” Blathering on, they write that “it reinKENT an BERNHARDT eforces conomically and socially dangerous status quo, while buttressing a functional aristocracy.” I don’t understand that last part either, but I’m pretty sure I disagree with it. Not that they don’t raise a good point by asking “Does it really take more skill to serve a $100 dish than a $20 dish, and should it really fall on the customer to pay no matter how poorly that dish gets served?” The quick answer is it doesn’t fall on the customer to pay anything. Tipping is purely voluntary. It always has been. You may feel pressure to tip no matter how good or bad the service, but by its basic design, tipping and how much you tip is up to you. I tip, and I usually tip generously. Unless they dump an entire pot of coffee in my lap or I find them on Facebook when I go looking for my food, my server will usually get at least 20 percent of the tab, maybe even slightly more for superior service. You have to donate a kidney to me to get 25 percent though. Tipping is my only connection with my server. We have an understanding because they have a personal stake in the service they offer. And there’s always the threat that bad service will hit them square in the wallet too. It’s win-win. I once rushed back in to College Barbeque and asked long time waitress Carol Beaver if I had remembered to tip her. She told me not to worry, I had. And if I hadn’t, she said she would’ve chased me down in the parking lot and beaten me senseless. Carol and I understood each other. Let’s say we ban tipping today. What happens? Restaurant owners immediately have to start paying servers livable wages. Where will they get that money? Higher menu prices. It’s simple business. You’ll wind up paying more money just to remove tipping from the equation. The restaurants will also make do with fewer servers to save money, which means longer waits and a stressful dining experience. Add to that the fact that you suddenly have a server who, because there’s no real incentive to go the extra mile, doesn’t care whether your food is served in a timely and polite manner or not. Hey, they just work there. Talk to the manager. Travelers point out that Germany doesn’t have tipping and the service shows. They couldn’t care less what you want or how long it takes to get it to you. Trust me folks, you’ll miss tipping if it goes away. You don’t think you will, but you will. I’m such a big fan of tipping, I’d like to see it applied to other areas of the work force. Take Albert Haynesworth for example. This Sunday, if he has a good day for the Redskins, he should receive a big fat tip. If he sits there like a rock wishing to be traded like he normally does, he should get far less. How about tipping your Congressman? At least the money would be on the table instead of under it. Tipping, for better or worse, is pure incentive. It reminds the employee to do a better job, and it reminds us to be better customers. Dumping it wouldn’t be the end of the free world, but it would start the ball rolling in that direction. Kent Bernhardt lives in Salisbury.

6E • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010




THE TRUTH’ Lily Tomlin continues to delight audiences with her unique brand of character-driven humor

ike most Boomers, I have a long history with Lily Tomlin. It started when I was about 8 and watching her on “Laugh-In” in the late 1960s. The word “iconic” gets tossed around too liberally, but snorting, power-mad telephone operator Ernestine and bratty 51⁄2 year old Edith Ann are characters with truly iconic status.


cal you become it’s never enough to keep up,” which was written by your partner Jane Wagner. LT: Most of them are Jane’s. Anything incisive I’ve said, she’s written it!

KS: So what are you cynical about these days? LT: I so don’t want to be pessimistic, but I feel if we don’t turn our thinking around to being connected and one species and one body of people...(trails off). Greed has got to stop. The attitude of ‘If I can get it, I deserve it’ has got to Some other Laugh-In stars stop or we’re not going to survive. seemed to peak with the show, but People have got to evolve some Lily Tomlin just got better and other consciousness. better, across a The conversation turns to wide range of meYouTube and Lily brings up a dia. She’s won six rather infamous YouTube clip in Emmys, a Tony for which she’s caught on tape having her one-woman a profanity-laced tantrum in a car Broadway show on the set of ‘I™ Huckabees’ with director David O. Russell...and an“Appearing Nitely,” a Grammy for other clip in which Russell throw her comedy album his own hissy fit. The videos were posted four years after the inci“This is a Recorddents happened. ing” and two KATIE Peabodys. She was SCARVEY KS: You know, I did see that on nominated for an YouTube, but I wasn’t going to Academy award for her role in bring that up (laughs). I figure, Robert Altman’s “Nashville,” everybody has a moment they’re proving she could do serious as not proud of. well as funny. LT: It was a very highly She’s been a frequent television presence in recent years, ap- charged set. We misbehaved. I regretted it all very much. It pearing on “The West Wing,” just makes me look like hell on FX’s “Damages” and “Desperate wheels. I’ve never really had any Housewives.” (other) incident like that. David is She’s currently working with a brilliant guy and I’d forgive him Kathryn Joosten to spin off her anything because he’s talented, “Desperate Housewives” characbut I don’t excuse myself. ter. He just sent me a script recentAt 71, she shows no signs of slowing down — and she’s going to ly of a new project ... Some of my friends would say, “How could be performing in Charlotte Oct. you work with him?” But we are 24. still very good friends. On Wednesday, she called me for a scheduled interview, and I greg gorman KS: A lot of people know you grabbed the phone on the first lily Tomlin became a household name when she was on ‘laugh-in’ more than 40 years ago. She’s still a from the wonderful movie ‘Nine ringy-dingy. star, touring as a comedian and appearing on television and in movies. to Five’ and I’m wondering if you Of course I wouldn’t dare subject Tomlin to such a cliched joke. saw the stage version. LT: I was at the premier with Even though she didn’t do any Jane (Fonda) and Dolly (Parton). characters during our conversaKS: Do you do Facebook or It was an eerie kind of thing. It tion, we both laughed a lot, and I Twitter? was kind of surreal. The script can tell you that her laugh is rich LT: I don’t. I don’t have the wasn’t updated, Even the clothes and wonderful and familiar. time. Who needs to know that I’ve Here are some highlights from were the same. had a waffle for breakfast? I don’t It was way overproduced, but our conversation. want to be that present, frankly. the players were really good. It always seems like kind of a Katie Scarvey: So what can we KS: Do you have any North Carexpect from your Oct. 24 perform- mistake to try mess with someolina connections? thing that was so special. ance in Charlotte? LT: Yes! Jane’s sister lives in The movie was such a phenomLilly Tomlin: It’s kind of a multiGreensboro, and she has nieces media (show). There’s a bit of film enal success. Whatever it was and nephews there; another about it just worked. that satirizes me, or sometimes nephew lives in Asheville. (Jane is My uncle Wallace was a pig one of the characters... her long-term life partner.) And farmer out in the country. My I still do lots of characters. I they’ll all be there in Charlotte! aunt Odie Mae told me that he speak to different issues or subhadn’t seen a movie in 30 years. jects or some part of the human KS: You seem to have an amazcondition through the character or On a Saturday night he put on a ing amount of energy, and I’m wonsuit and tie and drove to Paducah my own voice. It’s much more indering what you do for yourself to to see “Nine to Five.” formal than a big theatre piece. stay so healthy. You mentioned And he liked it so much she It’s more relaxed and interactive people in your family living to their said he was going to see it again! with the audience. 90s, so maybe it’s good genes? That was probably the greatest LT: I do have good genes, I review I could have gotten. KS: Like a lot of people, I’m fathink. (The conversation moves to miliar with your classic characher father, whose habits were not KS: I’ve read a little bit about ters from Laugh-In, Edith Ann and particularly healthy.) your early years in Detroit and I Ernestine. Have they changed? LT: Ernestine has had a few dif- was wondering if you could talk KS: Did you like your father? about what it was like to be Mary ferent jobs since the divestiture The drinking and the gambling, Tomlin and Wagner TheaTricalz Jean (her real name) in those of the phone company. Lately one of Tomlin’s most famous characters is ernestine the operator — was that a problem for you? she’s been working at a big health days. LT: I was totally sympathetic to who these days spends her time denying health care claims for an inLT: I was born in Detroit and care insurance corporation denymy father. A lot of Southern men surance company. raised in a tough neighborhood. ing healthcare to everyone. behaved that way, and I didn’t Every summer I’d go to Kentucky Edith just continues as a child think that much about it. I had a and spend time on a farm. It was a in the culture. Five and six-yearEverybody was so interesting testify when I was 10 or so, and friend I grew up with in Detroit, pretty rich childhood. olds are not radically different and fascinating and magical and Faye said to me, “Do you think Patty. Her dad had a bathrobe, In Detroit, I lived in an apart(these days). She has to download different and funny and sad, and man created God, or did God creand he scrambled eggs. That was ment house with every kind of her mother’s iPod. I’d see them when they were vioate man?” That was a moment of such a surprise to me! person, people who were like my lent, and I’d see that everybody epiphany for me. mother and father who came up to had their moments — just like you KS (laughing): Can you downKS: That he owned a bathrobe? work in the factories. The buildload songs on your own iPod? said earlier, about me. KS: I was reading one review of LT: My dad never had a ing had been middle class, and LT: (laughing) Probably not. your work that talked about how bathrobe and certainly wouldn’t some of those people still lived KS: I’ve read that you come much you connected with the aube scrambling the eggs, except KS: How would you say comedy there because they couldn’t afford from a Southern Baptist backdience, and the reviewer called maybe on the weekend, with to move out. in general has changed over the ground, and I’m curious about you “one of the warmest perform- calves’ brains and hot sauce. It was a predominantly black years? For the better? Worse? Or how that shaped you. ers in modern times,” and it (Lily reels us back to the quesneighborhood, and I had lots of just different? LT: As a little kid, my dad never strikes me that is very true, that tion of her health.) black friends. LT: In many ways it’s for the went to church. He was a gambler you are very empathetic. I do work out. In fact, I’m going I could see the difference bebetter and the worse. The audiand a drinker. I’d go to church LT: Back in 1973, I happened to to the gym at 11 today. I’ve gotten tween Detroit and rural Kentucky. with my mother and the bars with be at my mother’s house watching more serious about it in the last ence is more sophisticated and It was revelatory. You understand my dad. experienced. A lot of superficial one of my TV specials — which year. I’ve been so lucky. I’m agile barriers have been broken. But in how different and how much the (I remember) the call for you eventually won two Emmys — but and flexible and have always been same everyone is. It’s pretty unithe hands of somebody who’s imto come forward and give your it wasn’t what people were used to able to get by with the most minimature or just simply adolescent, fying. I think my affinity for all life to Christ. I thought it was so seeing in the conventional variety mal maintenance, but I’m not gothese characters comes from that, embarrassing, adults carrying on ( comedy) is just gratuitous. It show....My family was not laughing to let myself get infirm. shocks the audience or pleases the basically. down at the altar. But I’d hear ing very much, so I was a little bit audience if they’re young – they talking, from one downhearted they didn’t respond KS: You and your partner Jane Sunday to the next, expect a lot of language. to it. And after my family left, my (who writes Lily’s material) have about the end times There’s enough consciousness mother sensed that and said, been together for some 40 years coming, or Christ re- “What you’re doing is different, at least that people are aware of What is the secret to that union’s turning. And I’d wor- newer...But I think what people racist, misogynistic remarks ... longevity? ry about making it to understand most of all is that you which are still fair game in many LT: I think, just commitment. In next Sunday without want to give them something spe- a relationship, you either foster quarters, as are, certainly, homoWhat: Lily Tomlin being saved. cial. phobic remarks. People who have and nurture it or you don’t. When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 I had a girlfriend I do think that people sense She’s brilliant and very, very any empathy for other human beWhere: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Belk TheFaye...her parents that I don’t judge the species. I sensitive. She doesn’t like the ings are more conscious of it. were kind of intellec- might want to reveal the species, limelight a lot. ater tual, and she was but I don’t separate one group I get credit for everything. It’s KS: I was just reading some of Street address: 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte very studious. I’d go from another. We’re all in this tojust really awful. I spend a lot of your wonderful, quotable lines, Phone for tickets: (704) 372-1000 to school and try to gether. time trying to rectify it! and I love, “No matter how cyni-

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