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The Crusaders ended 2009 as winners and head coach Steve Murr hopes that trend continues in 2010. After two weeks off, the Crusaders will return to action tonight at conference rival Vandalia.


and spent more than 16 hours in labor before Payton finally arrived. Payton is her mother’s first baby, and her delivery is an experience she won’t soon forget, she said. “I didn’t get an epidural. All I had was a little pain medicine,” the 20-year-old April Brown said, “and it had worn off by the time she came.” Babies born as early as Payton (more than a month early, considered a “preemie”) are at a higher risk for complications than those

SANFORD — While central North Carolina — and much of the southeast — has been weathering one of the longest stretches of near-freezing temperatures in recent memory, options for those without a warm place to stay are getting harder and harder to come by. “Our facilities always seem to fill up as the temperature gets lower,” said Terry Dominguez, who runs the Christian Faith Church’s women’s shelter in Sanford. Like shelters throughout the region, Dominguez said hers is “absolutely full” with people sleeping in beds, couches and every other available space. “I’ve had several people call that I just couldn’t accept because I’m full,” she said. The duration of the cold snap is unusual, especially in the South, where the weather is typically chilly for just a day or two before temperatures rebound into the 50s. Instead, states like North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia will see temperatures above freezing for just a couple of hours a day all week long. Snow if forecast for Sanford on Friday, and if a considerable amount

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April Brown and Jarell McLean welcomed 5-pound, 7-ounce baby girl Payton into the world on Sunday after 16 hours of labor. Although she arrived on Jan. 3, Payton was the first baby born at Central Carolina Hospital in 2010.

Hospital’s first was actually five weeks early THOSE FLYING TO U.S. FACE MORE SCRUTINY


People traveling to the United States from or through Yemen, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and 11 other countries were subjected to extra security screening, including full body pat-downs, Monday as U.S. officials refined their response to a failed terrorist attack in Detroit on Christmas

SANFORD — Central Carolina Hospital had to wait a couple of days for its first baby of 2010. But there was nothing late about little Payton Brown. The 5-pound, 7-ounce baby made her debut at 3:57 p.m. Sunday as the first baby born at the hospital in the new decade. Born to April Brown and Jarell McLean of Goldston, the little girl arrived more than five weeks earlier that her expected delivery date. Payton, who got her name

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“We had 72 deliveries in December. But as the nurse on the unit said, ‘babies come whenever they are ready to come, so we have to plan around them.’” — Margaret Minuth — CCH Spokeswoman, on the wait for 2010’s first baby from a favorite movie of her mother’s, “The Gameplan,” was an unlikely first baby. Her mother checked into the hospital on Saturday night

LEE COUNTY TWO GUARDS KILLED IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTING A man dressed in black opened fire with a shotgun at a federal building Monday in downtown Las Vegas, killing a court security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before he was shot to death in a running gunbattle across the street Page 8A

Board approves incentives deal Dissenting board member says deal wasn’t necessary By GORDON ANDERSON

STATE NEW HANOVER ABC BOARD MEMBERS RESIGN All three Alcoholic Beverage Control board members in New Hanover County announced their resignations Monday in an attempt to defuse controversy over the salaries of the board’s father-and-son administrative leaders Page 7A


Vol. 80, No. 4 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina


SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved an incentives package worth $34,781 to Parkdale America, a cotton spinning mill on U.S. 421. The board voted 6-1 with Commissioner Linda Shook dissenting to grant the incentive to the company over a five-year period in exchange for the installation of $2.5 million in new spinning equipment. The Sanford City Council will consider whether to grant an additional $25,043 in incentive to the company on Jan. 13.

HAPPENING TODAY n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 7744512, ext. 221.

WHAT’S NEXT? The Sanford City Council will now consider whether to grant an additional $25,043 in incentive to the company during its Jan. 13 meeting. LCEDC Director Bob Heuts said the incentives deal could lead to new jobs down the line.

Shook said she dissented because the new equipment is actually already on the county’s tax rolls. Parkdale purchased the equipment from HanesBrands shortly before that facility closed its doors, taking 150 jobs with it. “I don’t see this as an additional investment of $2.5 million in our county,” she said. “I can’t say this is an economic development project.”

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The RBC Centura Bank at 338 Carthage St. was the site of a robbery Monday afternoon.

Man robs downtown bank after claiming to have gun By GORDON ANDERSON

SANFORD — City police are investigating a Monday afternoon bank robbery at the RBC Centura branch on Carthage Street. Capt. David Smith of the Sanford Police Department said a white male suspect with glasses walked into the bank at 338 Carthage St. around 4:30

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p.m. Monday and demanded money. “Nobody saw a weapon, but he told the clerk that he had one,” Smith said, adding that it was unclear what type of weapon the suspect threatened to have. The suspect, who was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed between 180 and 200

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Sanford: Cleo Buffkin, 85; Mary Cain, 75; Shirley Fraley, 75; Maggie Herring, 94; Robert Rector; Sarah Wheeler, 66 Bear Creek: Romie Poe, 77

The Democratic U.S. Senate candidates in 2010 leave much to be desired

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GOOD MORNING Corrections The Herald is committed to accuracy and factual reporting. To report an error or request a clarification, e-mail Editor Billy Liggett at or Community Editor Jonathan Owens at or call (919) 718-1226.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Harnett County Board of Elections’ will meet at 7 p.m. at the Commons Area of the Governmental Complex in Lillington to obtain public comment on the proposed relocation of polling places in Johnsonville and Lillington.

WEDNESDAY n Chatham County’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee invites residents to its Jan. 6 to review and provide feedback on proposed updates to the 10-Year Comprehensive Waste Management Plan. The meeting will be held in the Dunlap Building Classroom at 80 East St. in Pittsboro. The public input period will be held during the regular meeting, which begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

JAN. 11 n The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., location to be announced. n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Abigail Rodriguez Rincon, Corey J. Partridge, Samaya Gabrielle Brooks, Shalinda Mariza Brewer, Jenelle McKendall, Jimmy Witt, Laine Gerber, Christina Shue, Cameron Wayne Kelly, McKeller Normann, Jodee Kelly, Ashley Dillard, Jha’miya Womack, Roberto Gonzalez and Dr. Julia Harris. CELEBRITIES: Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 82. Actor Robert Duvall is 79. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll is 78. Actress-director Diane Keaton is 64. Former CIA Director George Tenet is 57. Actress Pamela Sue Martin is 57. Actor Clancy Brown is 51. Singer Iris Dement is 49. Actor Ricky Paull Goldin is 45. Dancer-choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is 42. Actress Heather Paige Kent is 41. Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 41. Actor Bradley Cooper is 35. Actress January Jones is 32. Actress Brooklyn Sudano is 29.

Almanac Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2010. There are 360 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 5, 1925, Nellie T. Ross became governor of Wyoming; she was the first female governor in U.S. history. (She succeeded Frank E. Lucas, who had served as acting governor following the death of Ross’ husband, William B. Ross.) In 1809, the Treaty of the Dardanelles, which ended the Anglo-Turkish War, was concluded by the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire. In 1896, an Austrian newspaper (Wiener Presse) reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as “X-rays.” In 1933, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60. In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal. In 1970, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was found murdered with his wife and daughter at their Clarksville, Pa., home. The soap opera “All My Children” premiered on ABC-TV. In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, died in Boston at age 81. In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960’s pop star-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.

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n Treasure Hunters Roadshow, a traveling group of experts who make stops in towns around the nation looking for valuable items, will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Voice classes will be taught by Marie Vanderbeck beginning at 10:15 a.m. at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. Bring your voice, a smile and a bottle of water. For more information, contact Lindsay Hickling at 542-4512. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 7744512 ext. 221.

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Everett Williams, on behalf of the Sanford Moose Lodge #386, presented a check to George Raley, principal of Greenwood Elementary School. The donation was used to provide assistance to students and their families during the holiday season.

WEDNESDAY n Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church. This is a support group for those who are unemployed and are currently job searching. This week’s topic will be presented by Tom Wilder, “Searching for a Job in 2010.” n American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St. To schedule an appointment, contact Margaret Minuth at (919) 774-2194. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Preschool storytime at the Harnett County Public Library in Lillington begins at 11 a.m. Storytimes are created especially for children 3-5 years of age. They typically last between 45 minutes to one hour and include stories, flannel boards, fingerplays, puppets and songs, as well as other developmentally appropriate activities. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 7744512 ext. 221.

If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at or by phone at (919) 718-1225. Lillington. Toddler storytimes are created especially for children ages 18 months to 2 years of age. Toddler time typically lasts about 30 minutes and includes simple stories, flannel boards, fingerplays, puppets, and songs as well as other activities with a toddler’s short attention span and need for movement in mind. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and high school ages only. To schedule an audition, call Kelly Wright at (919) 7744512 ext. 221.

FRIDAY n A Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The marketplace will showcase more than 30 of Eastern North Carolina’s best quilt, fiber and mixed media shops under one roof. For more information, visit www. n American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Cameron Grove AME Zion Church, 309 Vernon St., Broadway. To schedule an appointment, contact Annie McIver at (919) 775-1424. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Temple Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter Conservatory of “Romeo and Juliet.” Appointments available between 4:30 and 8 p.m. for upper middle and

THURSDAY n The Grief Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CCCC, 1105 Kelly Drive, in the gym. To schedule an appointment, contact Mike Neal at (919) 718-7337. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Toddler storytime begins at 10 a.m. to the Harnett County Public Library in


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n The Country Comedy Tour will make its way through Sanford at Temple Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. The tour — starring Matt “Cisco Kid” Mitchell and M.G Gaskin — has been seen on NBC, FOX, MTV, “The Tonight Show,” Turner South and CMT. For more information, visit, and for tickets, go to n “Kick Off to a Healthy New Year” will be held at the American Tobacco Trail near New Hill from 1 to 4 p.m. Wake County Parks and Rex UNC Health Care have teamed up to provide heart-healthy activities to get the New Year started off right. Enjoy free health risk assessment screenings and guided nature hikes. n Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop in Sanford from Jan. 5-9 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St. The event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. n Central Fire State at 512 Hawkins Ave. will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6:30 p.m. with bell time at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

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Woman injured in wreck near Carthage

CARTHAGE — A West End woman was critically injured Sunday morning in a car accident in Moore County, state troopers reported. Francis Vanderwalker, 60, of West End was taken to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill Sunday after colliding head-on with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 15-501. She was listed in critical condition Monday. A passenger in the car was listed as being in stable condition Monday. Troopers said the collision happened after Vanderwalker’s vehicle crossed the center line. The driver of the truck wasn’t injured. — from staff reports


Three arrested for stealing copper

LILLINGTON — The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people last week for allegedly stealing copper and for other precious metal thefts over the course of the last couple of months. Sheriff’s Maj. Gary McNeill said Joshua Richard Wells, 22, of Sanford, and Patrick Shannon Russo, 31, of Lillington, both face five counts each of felony larceny, possession of stolen goods; one felony count each of conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretenses; and one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Alicia Maria Wood, 26, also of Lillington, has been charged with felony conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretenses and two counts each of misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen property. Russo is held under $30,000 bond, Wood under $15,000 bond and Wells under $10,000 bond. — from staff reports


Pinecrest theater group takes show on the road

SOUTHERN PINES (MCT) — The Pinecrest High School theater company is taking its show on the road. The group, called the Pinecrest Players program, was one of two North Carolina high schools selected to compete in the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Ky., from March 3-7. “We’re thrilled,� theater teacher Adam Faw said. “I knew we had a strong production, but at that level, there are so many strong productions.� Faw, who has taught at the school for seven years, selected a play

called “At the Bottom of Lake Missoula� for this year’s competition, which began in the fall. The one-act play by Ed Monk is about a young college student named Pam who lost her family in a tornado. The high school productions are a small part of the four-day festival. More than 300 workshops and performances by various groups make up most of the schedule. Pinecrest actors and musicians began working on the play shortly after returning from summer break. The school was one of 116 that competed at the regional level this fall. It advanced to the state level at Greensboro College, along with 15 other theater groups. Faw said students will perform the play for the public at least three times before the competition, although dates have not been announced. — Fayetteville Observer


Raleigh Police to undergo major changes RALEIGH (MCT) — Raleigh Police Chief Harry Patrick Dolan unveiled a five-year plan for his department Monday and announced a series of sweeping changes that he described as “historic.� The changes include the opening of the new downtown precinct on West Cabarrus Street and a permanent station in North Raleigh that will house the department’s violent crimes detective unit; the creation of a new detective unit that will focus solely on juvenile crime; and a new intelligence center manned by crime analysts who will provide information about criminal trends in the city to patrol officers and detectives. “In the next five to seven years, the only thing you will recognize in this department are the uniforms and cars. That’s how historic this change is,� Dolan said after a press conference this morning at the department’s Northeast District station at 4501 Atlantic Ave. Although the city council has not yet signed off on the construction of a new downtown police precinct, Dolan said the department has already started moving into a nearby building at 218 W. Cabarrus St. The chief said he expects the department to be completely out of its headquarters on McDowell Street by the end of March. The new headquarters on W. Cabarrus will be open to the public on Tuesday, the department announced during the press conference. The department already has two stations in North Raleigh: on Atlantic Avenue and Litchford Road.

Antiques road show begins today SANFORD — Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be in Sanford beginning today looking to help put a price tag on anything from antiques to junk that may have value. The roadshow, a traveling group of experts who make stops in towns around the nation looking for valuable items, will set up shop at the Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St., today through Saturday. Matt Enright, vice-

president of media relations for Treasure Hunters Roadshow, said the event is open to the community and people can bring an unlimited number of items. Enright said they’ve had Sanford on their radar for some time. At other shows they’ve done around the state, they’ve noticed quite a few people coming from Sanford to sell their goods, he said. The roadshow’s ex-

POLICE BEAT SANFORD n Shana Nicole Byrd, 136 E. Chisholm St. was charged Saturday with second-degree trespassing. n Demetrius Quante Morrison, 29, of 710 Wall St. was charged Saturday with second-degree trespassing. n Tracy Darnell Sadlick, 32, of 136 E. Chisholm St. was charged Saturday with second-degree trespassing. n Natasha Lee Acevedo, 22, no address given, was charged Saturday with larceny. n Lucrecia Gail Hall, 35, no address given, was charged Sunday with worthless check. n Brad Michael Kelly, 25, of 125 Hunters Glen was charged Sunday with possession of drug paraphernalia. n Artis Cameron, 45, of 215 Cherry St. was charged Monday with probation violation. LEE COUNTY n Brent Douglas Mynhier, 50, of West Palm Gardens, Fla. was charged Dec. 29 with driving while impaired. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $500 secured bond. n Angela Faye Swann, 36, of Lot 10 Thornwood Village MHP was charged Wednesday with failure to appear. She was placed in Lee County Jail under $1,662 cash bond. n Shannon Wesley

Cooke, 29, of Durham was charged Thursday with child support violation. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $6,000 cash bond. n Robert Lee Johnson, 41, of 249 Walk About Lane was charged Friday with harassing phone calls and assault on a female. He was placed in Lee County Jail without bond. n Glenn Edward Hicks, 33, of 1720 Watts St. was charged Friday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $2,300 secured bond. n Eric Andre Thompson, 20, of 1883 Minter School Road was charged Friday with resist, delay and obstruct. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $1,000 secured bond. n William Douglas Carpenter, 18, of 299 R.H. Lane was charged Saturday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $500 secured bond. n Billy Ray Womack, 44, of New Hill was charged Sunday with worthless check. He was released on $500 unsecured bond. n Jose Antonio Serra, 34, of 601 E. Timberwood was charged Sunday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $500 secured bond. n Cathy Juanita Parrish, 37, of 601-A Timberwood Place was charged Sunday

perts see “anything and everything,� from vintage guitars and jewelry to coins and war memorabilia, he said. Gold is also a hot item right now, because its value is currently at about $1,000 an ounce, he said. “It’s kind of our way of providing a stimulus package to these towns,� Enright said of purchasing the items. “It’s really cool to see the impact you can do for a community.�

The event differs from the popular PBS show “Antiques Roadshow� in that THR has experts from all different walks of life, he said, and they want to purchase the items, not just appraise them. About 80 percent of what’s presented to the experts is actually purchased, Enright said. They usually don’t turn people away unless “garage sale items� are brought in.

with driving while impaired. She was released on a custody release. n Alfred Ward Ellison, 34, of 59 Beautiful Lane, Olivia was charged Sunday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $1,500 secured bond. n Dylan Mathew Wood of 807 Gunter Lake Road was charged Sunday with assault by strangulation. He was placed in Lee County Jail without bond. n Kevin Eugene Wood of 440 John Garner Road reported Friday that someone took an all terrain vehicle from his residence. n Jim R. Hopkins of 6190 Lemon Springs Road reported Friday that someone fired a shot into his home. Nobody was injured. n Amanda Lea Dowd of 749 Turnbury Circle reported Friday that someone took money from her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. n Gene Kelly Hall of 1560 Bailey Thomas Road reported Friday that someone damaged his mailbox.

n Leeanna Fields Stiles of 438 South Plank Road reported Saturday that someone took medicine from her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. n Quashawn Shamel Johnson reported Sunday that someone took a dog from 714 Burgess Circle, Broadway.


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Editorial Board: Bill Horner III, Publisher • Billy Liggett, Editor • R.V. Hight, Special Projects Editor

Make sure that you are counted this March Our View Issue: The 10-year national census will be taken beginning in March

Our stance: The data gathered is important in determining federal funding for years to come, so we all need to stand up and be counted

A new decade ushers in with it that American responsibility we’ve come to know as the Census. While this year’s Census technically will not go out to the American public until March, Census officials have kicked off the Portrait of America Road Tour as an educational event. A Census publication states, “Traveling for a total of 1,547 days, 13 Road Tour vehicles will stop at more than 800 community gatherings, celebrations and sporting events.” Lee County is coming off a particularly bad experience with the Census. In 2008, the gov-

ernment chose a nine-county region in Central North Carolina that included Lee, Harnett and Moore counties for what they called a “dress rehearsal,” and to put it lightly, it went horribly wrong. After calling on hundreds to help take Census counts, the government dropped the whole project, stating economic reasons and pulling the rug out from the area, which had looked forward to accurate readings from the Census. Our population has grown considerably since 2000 we thought, and updated figures will help us with grants and other government

funding. Looks like we had to wait like everybody else. Because this Census is nationwide, we highly doubt this one will fail, too. It can’t, and despite our bad experience, we still acknowledge the importance of an accurate Census count. So, it’s important that all of us be counted and to make sure our numbers are accurate to receive the full benefit of our population. A lot of literature will be sent out in the coming months, much of it aimed at the Latino population, many of whom they fear will dodge being counted for immigration reasons.

Whether somebody is here legally or not, they need to be counted. This year’s Census, which will be distributed in March, contains just 10 questions. Wouldn’t it be nice if our annual tax forms were as simple? Citizens will need to return the Census as soon as possible (the Census is even providing a postage-paid envelope). Census takers will follow up with those who do not return their forms. Come March, be prepared to fill out your Census and return it. Make sure that you and your family are counted.

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John Hood Columnist John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation

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ssociated Press reporter Gary Robertson recently offered an interesting take on the Democratic field in this year’s U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. It’s made up, he wrote, of candidates looking for second chances. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall sought the Democratic nod for Senate once before, in 2002. She lost to former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, who went on to lose to Elizabeth Dole — and then lost two years later to the man Marshall now wants to challenge, Richard Burr. As for another Democratic hopeful, attorney Ken Lewis, the second chance isn’t so much a personal one as one for a cause. Back in the 1990s, Lewis helped with Harvey Gantt’s failed challenge to the late Sen. Jesse Helms. Now, as a candidate himself, Lewis wants another chance to elect North Carolina’s first black Democrat in the U.S. Senate. Robertson also noted that former state Sen. Cal Cunningham passed on the 2010 race just a few weeks ago, then changed his mind. But I think a better description of Cunningham’s second chance is that his first effort at launching a political career fizzled after a single term in the state senate. ... While I appreciate the secondchances theme, I think the most likely outcome in 2010 is that all of these Democratic candidates will be left hoping for a third chance. While Richard Burr is a relatively unknown freshman senator, he brings little baggage into the race. He’s not unpopular, just unknown. That means he still has the opportunity and the means to define himself for the electorate in the coming months. Overall, the environment doesn’t appear to be favorable to the Democratic challengers. The political winds could certainly shift, but right now they’re blowing Republican. ... Marshall can run without having to give up her job as secretary of state. As a female candidate who has won four statewide elections, she’s got to be considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. If she goes on to lose in November, few will blame her. If lightning strikes and she wins, she’ll probably be a Democratic hero in an adverse political cycle. As for Cunningham and Lewis, they are ambitious politicians who need to introduce themselves to the statewide electorate. Again, few would blame either for losing to Burr in the fall should he wrest the nomination from Marshall. ... Perhaps the greatest opportunity to make political history here belongs to Richard Burr, by the way. Remember that the seat he holds has turned over every six years since Sam Ervin gave it up in 1974. Robert Morgan kept it for the Democrats that year. John East took it for the Republicans in 1980. Former Democratic Gov. Terry Sanford won it in 1986, then lost it to Republican Lauch Faircloth in 1992. The Breck Girl came along in 1998 ... and then vacated it for Burr in 2004. With Elizabeth Dole having lost Helms’ old seat after a single term, Burr has a shot at creating the first lengthy Senate career since the retirement of North Carolina’s two conservative powerhouses, Ervin and Helms.

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fter recently criticizing bratty students at the University of California for protesting a fee hike because they’d rather have taxpayers subsidize their educations, I should have expected to be attacked by a squadron of helicopter parents. Those people get their name because they’re so eager to protect their offspring against even the mildest insult or inconvenience that they constantly hover over them. Ruben Navarrette Jr. They confuse love with smothering and tend Columnist to fight their children’s battles. They push Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a columnist with self-esteem, instead of self-sacrifice. They do The San Diego Union-Tribune all this because they figured out that it’s easier to coddle your kids than to actually go to the options. You just have to decide what you’re trouble of rolling up your sleeves and raising willing to do to get what you want. And no, the them by teaching some values. answer isn’t to take over a university building. Many of them get carried away. Like the Even if it is with the blessing of your parents. parents who — according to a college dean “Things have changed in the pursuit of who used to be director of human resources higher education,” wrote one reader. “The at a large chemical company — actually accompanied their son to a job interview. Or the competition is greater and the curriculum more rigorous. ... Much more is being reparents who, according to a professor at the same school, called him directly to ask that he quired of (today’s students) for much less of a approve their daughter’s request to transfer to payout ... so don’t call my kids brats because they feel pressure about their future.” another class because she had a personality Wrote another: “I have one son who is a conflict with the instrucjunior at UCLA and another tor. These are parents who who is applying to the UC raised their kids to think of ‘They confuse love with system this month to be a themselves as special and smothering and tend to freshman next year. I’m ofentitled to whatever their fight their children’s battles. fended for myself as a parhearts desire — preferably They push self-esteem, ent and for my son as well. on someone else’s dime. ... I think you owe the Twitinstead of self-sacrifice. So, how dare some ter generation an apology ... newspaper columnist call They do all this because I also would appreciate that their kids “brats” for makthey figured out that it’s you not criticize my generaing a fuss over a tuition easier to coddle your kids tion by claiming we raised increase? The protests than to actually go to the entitled little darlings. ... erupted after UC regents If you have children, you trouble of rolling up your voted to raise fees by 32 sleeves and raising them by should understand that all percent to help close a mothers and fathers con$535 million budget gap. teaching some values.’ sider their sons and daughHundreds demonstrated ters little darlings from the around the state. At UC moment they’re put into our arms. But these Santa Cruz, students occupied a university are also smart kids who worked hard to get building for three days, causing $50,000 of into the University of California and deserve damage. Even so, the parents argued, these students respect. As do their parents.” And this: “My students both carry a 4.0 had every right to raise a ruckus. Why, it’s just GPA at UCLA. Are there any grants or schollike the 1960s, they said. arships for them? No, because of their skin Except that trying to establish civil rights color doesn’t qualify for them, regardless or end the war in Vietnam are loftier goals than attempting to avoid having to raise extra of how low my income is or their academic cash to cover a fee increase by taking an after- achievements. ... You typically write about encouraging more government handouts for school job, or taking time off, or taking out illegals and minorities, why not now for UC a loan or doing any number of other things students?” that grown-ups have to do when they run up It’s worse than I thought. Be careful about against adversity because things didn’t go acwhat you consume in California. The whine is cording to plan. toxic, and it’s a vintage that goes back generaSome parents parroted the line there are tions. “no jobs” for their children to take, while others assured me that their kids were already working at these nonexistent jobs. Many claimed their children valued a university God tested Abraham ... and he said, education so much that they would be devas“Take now your son ... and offer him there tated if they had to drop out of school — just as a burnt offering.” (Genesis 22: 1, 2) not enough, apparently, to take responsibility PRAYER: Father, help me to be submisfor figuring out a way to stay in. sive to your will and obey. Amen. There are always excuses. There are also

Today’s Prayer

Why is Congress allowing it? Citizens have a hard enough time with job loss and the economy. Congress used our tax money to bail the banks out; yet, they won’t act on stopping gas stations, merchants and banks from using unfair practices. I have not personally been a victim of the unfair practices but know of people who have been. I have researched the Internet and have read of their hardships because of the unfair practices. However, it could easily happen to me or anyone else. Just one little transaction error (even 1 penny over your account) can cost you hundreds of dollars depending on how many checks you have written. In my opinion, Congress is allowing legal robbery by not putting a stop to it. Not only is Congress allowing it, but the citizens are allowing it by not writing to our Congressmen requesting them to act on citizens being victimized by these unfair practices. Gas stations and merchants play a part in swindling citizens when citizens use their debit card and the gas station or merchant puts a hold on your bank account for an amount of $50 or more above your actual purchase without your knowledge or consent until the debit charge is paid. The unsuspecting citizen, thinking they have sufficient funds in their account, makes another purchase which may bounce because of the hold on additional monies placed on their account by these gas stations and merchants. The banks could stop this practice, but will not because it increases the possibility of a citizen having insufficient funds, thereby increasing the bank’s revenue by charging $35 for each overdraft when the person actually had funds in the bank to cover the debit purchases. The banks do not post on weekends, therefore if you make several purchases by a debit card or checks over the weekend and on Monday make a large purchase or pay a bill by debit card or check, the bank reshuffles the debits or checks and pays the largest amount first. The collection of overdraft fees impacts millions of Americans and has become a multibillion-dollar business practice for the banks. In 2007, banks collected more than $17 billion in overdraft fees. That number nearly doubled in 2008, as more and more consumers struggled to maintain positive checking account balances. In 2009, banks are expected to bring in between $27 billion to $38.5 billion in overdraft charges from nearly 50 million customers. DOROTHY CRAIG Sanford

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Magdalene Gentry Cain, 75, died Sunday (1/3/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. She was born June 26, 1934 in Crumpler, W.Va, daughter of the late James Henry Gentry and Maggie Brytle Sisk Gentry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larn Wesley Cain. She is survived by a son, Johnny Ray Cain of Cameron; daughters, Karen Thomas and husband Donald of Sanford, Penny Rush and husband Ricky of New Hill and Therese Dunn of Moncure; sisters, Violet Bobbit Lamsburg of Virginia and Frances Collins of Mt. Airy; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 612 Lower Moncure Road, Sanford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mary Cain Funeral Fund, c/o Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 W. Main St., Sanford, N.C. 27332. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Shirley Fraley

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Shirley Ann Maddox Fraley, 75, died Sunday (1/3/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Wake County, daughter of the late William Velvin Maddox and Mildred Celey Maddox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Maddox. She worked 20 years as an assistant plant manager of Quality Mills in Carthage. She enjoyed was the lunch room manager at Grace Christian School. She was a member of Grace Chapel Church. She is survived by her husband, Gene Fraley; a daughter, Karen Fraley of the home; a brother, Philip Maddox and wife Josephine of Sanford; and sisters, Sybil Fincher of Sanford and Bobbie Liner and husband Jack of Marshville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will

be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Yandle officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Cleo Buffkin SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral for C. Cleo Buffkin, 85, who died Saturday (1/2/10), was conducted Monday at BridgesCameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betty Sherrod, Pastor Wendell McGee and Phil Thomas officiating. Eulogy was by Pat Siler. Burial followed at Lee Memory Gardens with military rites. Pianist was Eugenia Thompson. Soloists were Melanie Johnson and Pastor Wendell McGee. Pallbearers were Gary Blalock, Sherwood Buffkin, Benji Denkins, Charles Goins, Darrell Graham and Jimmy Hardy. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Maggie Herring SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Maggie Lenore Hughes Herring, 94, died Monday (1/4/10) at Liberty Commons of Lee County. She was born May 1, 1915 in Loris, S.C., daughter of the late Daniel Emory Hughes and Margaret James Hughes. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dewitt Herring; a son, Franklin Dewitt Herring; sisters, Dula Hughes Ashley and Nettie Hughes Polston; and brothers, Ausby, Austin, Wilbur, Jesse, Alton, Emory, and Sidney Hughes. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Edward Herring and wife JoAnn of Sanford; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four greatgreat-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Sanford. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service. Condolences may be made at www.bridges-

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Ruth Lamm Wheeler, 66, of Sanford, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem following a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Sarah was born in Lee County on July 25, 1943 to the late Odell Glynn Lamm and Marguerite Cameron Lamm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Glynn Lamm. She was a graduate of Benhaven School and Sanford Business College. She was a member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville and worked over 25 years for LeBauer Healthcare in Greensboro. Sarah began her career working for Dr. Edringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dental practice in Sanford. Surviving relatives are a son, Clifford Odell Wheeler and spouse Meloney of Sanford; two daughters, Michelle Ferguson and Crystal Wheeler, both of Thomasville; one sister, Verna Jean Fields of Goldston; and two grandchildren, Sarah Dianne Ferguson and Garret Cameron Wheeler. The family will have a memorial service at 6 p.m. Jan. 5, 2010 at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville and will receive friends following the service. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, at Jonesboro United Methodist Church Wesley Center with the Rev. Joe Wilburn and Dr. Dana Slack presiding. The family will receive friends in Sanford following the burial at Cameron Grove Cemetery at Jonesboro United Methodist Church Wesley Center. It was Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. Paid obituary

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Robert Rector SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Robert Glenn Rector was held Sunday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jeff Clark officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery. A reception was held at First Baptist Church following the graveside service. Two songs were sung by Hilary Kearns with organist Pat Langston. Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Joe Evans, Blair Parker, Stone Slade, Nick Pethel and Jeff Gunter. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Romie Poe BEAR CREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Romie Reid Poe, 77, who died Tuesday (12/29/09), was held Friday at the Meroney United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim D. Whittaker and the Rev. Ray Gooch officiating. The congregation and the church choir sang. Pianist was Angela Wilson. Pallbearers were sons, Dexter Poe and Lee Poe, Ryan Mashburn, Jeremy Lee, and Jim Rogers. Arrangements were by

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Lottie Purvis BENNETT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lottie Hancock Purvis, 88, of 256 Beulah Church Road, died Saturday (1/2/10) at Chatham Hospital in Siler City. She was a Guilford County native, was a retired floor lady at Ithaca Mills in Robbins and was the widow of Vernon Purvis. She is survived by a daughter, Helen P. Ferree of Oak Island; sons, Dr. Henry Purvis and wife Kim of Sanford and Hoyle Purvis and wife Ally of Bennett; a sister, Rachel Cagle of Asheboro; a brother, Ray Hancock of Morton, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Beulah Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Gene Booker and Dr. Curtis Barbery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8454 Howard Mill Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208. Arrangements are by Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett. Serving Students Pre-K3 thru 12th Grade 100% College Placement Financial Aid Available

FUQUAY-VARINA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James Edward â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edâ&#x20AC;? Gregory II, 43, formerly of Sanford, died Sunday (1/3/10) at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. Arrangements will be announced by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Wednesday at Johnson Chapel AME Church in Mebane. Burial will follow at White Cross Cemetery in Mebane. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

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HOLDEN BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Opal Booth Baughn, formerly of Moore County, died Saturday (1/2/10) at Brunswick Community Hospital following a stroke on New Years Eve day. A native of Surry County, she was a daughter of the late J. Ervin Booth and Ida Flinchum Booth. She retired as a secretary from the N.C. Department of Transportation. She and her husband, the late Thomas A. Baughn, shared residence in Carthage and Holden Beach after they retired. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline B. Harris and Audrey B. Howard. She is survived by daughters, Brenda B. Cameron and husband Mac of Carthage and Sandra B. Jelovsek and husband Rick of Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister, Ruby Price of High Falls; a brother, James Booth of Carthage; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, which she was a member, with the Rev. William Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Condolences may be made at Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Road, Carthage, N.C. 28327. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

SILER CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jason Todd Morris, 30, of 5383 Silk Hope-Liberty Road, died Monday (1/4/10). He was born July 5, 1979 in Orange County, son of Donnie and Wanda Thrift Morris. He was the owner of A Clear Choice Glass Company. He is survived by fiancĂŠe, Cecile Teague of Siler City; a daughter, Kelsey Morris of the home; mother, Wanda Thrift Ellis and husband Luke of Siler City; father, Donnie Morris and wife Penny of Siler City; a sister, Haley Morris of Siler City; brothers, Michael, Joey and Nicholas Morris and Jeremy Ellis, all of Siler City; and grandmother, Vivian Thrift of Siler City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rocky River Baptist Church in Siler City with the Rev. Greg Burriss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith and Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.

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Anthony Evans MEBANE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anthony Evans, 54, of 204 West St., died Saturday (1/2/10) at his residence. He is survived by his father, Preston Junior Evans and wife Norma; mother, Margie D. Alston and husband Leonard; daughters, Chamonica R. Peoples and husband Kevin of Lithonia, Ga. and Dominique J. Evans of Mebane; brothers, Andrew Preston Evans Jr. and wife Mary and Aaron M. Evans, both of Pittsboro; two granddaughters; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Bud Furr Jr. WEST END â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Archie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? Furr Jr., 70, died Monday (1/3/09) at his residence. A native of Moore County, he was son of the late Archie L. Furr and Orene Frye Furr. He was a former employee of Fenter Furniture Company in Hamlet. In 1974, he went to work for Sandy Woods Farm in Pinehurst. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Williams. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Kearns Furr; a daughter, Anna Leigh Furr Lea and husband James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockyâ&#x20AC;? of Vass; sisters, Judith Hatcher and Shirley Cockman, both of Carthage, Cathy Mehta of Hamlet and Linda Chavis of Rockingham; and a brother, Johnny Furr of Carthage. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregg Newton officiating. Condolences may be made at Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

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Alex, It has been a year since you passed. Some days I still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe you are gone. I can still hear your voice, your laughter, and I still feel your touch. I still call your name and then I sit down and cry when I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear an answer. To lose a child is the most painful experience imaginable. People always say that the pain lessens over time, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. I think we just learn to live with it. When you passed, my heart shattered and a piece of it went with you. My heart will never be whole until I have you in my arms again. You were barely eight years old when you passed, but in that short time you made so many memories and touched so many hearts.Your life and death reminded people to cherish every moment they have and live and love everyday. You fought your cancer with everything you had and never gave up hope. You never thought for a moment that you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get better. You were always ready to try something new and never complained. I was and I am so very proud of you. I thank God everyday that I was able to be you moma even for a little while. How many people can say that they held an angel? Momaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are supposed to make things better and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kiss your pain away or make the tumor disappear. I know there was nothing I could have done, but I still feel like I failed you. The most I could do was hold you, tell you how much I love you, and be there every time you needed me. I hope for you that was enough and I am sorry for not being able to protect you. I love you Bucca and I miss you so much. One day we will be together again and on that day, I will hold you in my arms and know what heaven really means. Love and kisses always and forever. Love your moma always

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falls, it likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t melt away for a few days. Shane Seagroves, Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency management director, said there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any plans in place to open up emergency shelters either for the homeless or for those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the ability to heat their homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long time since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a cold snap like this that went on and on and on,â&#x20AC;? Seagroves said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had no requests for anything like (shelters) right now.â&#x20AC;? Seagroves said the situation would have to become much worse for the county to open any shelters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it was a situation with power outages and lots of people with no place to go, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to look at doing something,â&#x20AC;?

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Lee County Economic Development Director Bob Heuts said that Parkdale has options for locating the equipment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is subject to county property taxes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; outside the county. He also noted that if Parkdale locates the equipment at its 400,000 square-foot facility on U.S. 421, it could lead the company to hire more workers. The board also unanimously approved a revision to its resolution to increase the county sales tax by a quarter cent. The

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pounds, left the bank after tellers cooperated with his demands. It was unclear whether he left the area on foot or in a vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were several

he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until then, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just been monitoring the weather.â&#x20AC;? He continued that all county residents need to be safe during the cold snap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest thing is people need to be safe at home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with heating appliances, trying to deal with frozen pipes and everything else,â&#x20AC;? he said. Firefighters are also bracing for more calls this week. Local crews braved the cold for hours Saturday battling a large house fire on North Plank Road, and in South Carolina, five people died in a fire Friday in rural Plymouth, Mo., likely caused by an unattended fireplace. Three people were killed Saturday in Honea Path, S.C., when either a space heater or a stove started a fire in a mobile home. o The Associated Press contributed to this report.

tax increase, which was set to take effect on April 1, now will not be enacted until July 1. The commissioners voted in December to increase the sales tax by a quarter cent to 8 percent following a November ballot measure in which voters gave the board leeway to do so as a method for funding renovations at Lee County High School. The delay in the increase is the result of a ruling by the state Department of Revenue that the increase can only take effect on Jan. 1 or July 1 since the county didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give 90 days advance notice to the state. customers and employees in the bank at the time of the robbery, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still interviewing them about what exactly happened,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Sanford Police Department at (919) 775-8268.


Merchant hit where it hurts PITTSBORO (MCT) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Whoever burglarized Beggars and Choosers, one of Pittsboroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest merchants, snatched only the most precious items as they prowled the downtown shop in October. They made off with the cash and the gold, silver and Victorian-era jewelry -- and they took store owner Pam Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joy. Of all she lost in the theft, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her bliss she misses most. Seems she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run the store without it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the stuff and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the money,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it did to my spirit.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be closing after a clearance sale today. For 30 years, Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-floored emporium on a corner across from the old courthouse served customers with an eye for the eclectic. Like the storekeeper herself, it all belonged to a different era: the vintage clothing, the chenille bedspreads, the antique furniture. Beggars and Choosers began in another small Chatham County community, nearby Goldston, when Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband, bluegrass bassist Thomas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snuffyâ&#x20AC;? Smith, suggested she put her â&#x20AC;&#x153;junk magnetâ&#x20AC;? tendencies to good use. After a couple of years, she began to think her 1940s womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suits and couture clothing from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s would sell better closer to the Triangleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colleges. But she wanted to raise her two young boys in a small town.

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Pittsboro, which still has only about 2,500 people, seemed perfect. She bought the 1890s brick building, thinking she would never fill it. The town embraced her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went in there about once a week,â&#x20AC;? says Chris Pratt, who has lived in Pittsboro for a decade. He bought Virlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill, two doors down Hillsboro Street from Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store, a couple of years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never knew what I was looking for when I went in,â&#x20AC;? Pratt says of the Christmas decorations and old carrom boards that now hang in his restaurant. The business grew as Smith bought whole estates, picking out the most desirable items and giving others to area thrift shops. As her collection of Depression-era clothing and accessories expanded, costumers for stage and film began to visit. She helped outfit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bull Durhamâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patch Adams.â&#x20AC;? Even in Chatham County, known for its artists and specialty farms, Smith says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an eccentric. The daughter of a preacher, she has the residual accent of her coastal upbringing and a voice powerful enough for a pulpit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or a community theater stage, where she has spent a lot of time. Her front display windows are a bit of drama, too, with Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mannequins in storytelling vignettes. One features a female form

in a dog mask who appears to be holding class for a half-dozen canine figurines. For the past five years, Smith has offered a special deal for clothing shoppers. Working from the stash in the basement, they could build an ensemble for free, but they had to wear every piece of it out of the store as they left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It livened up the town,â&#x20AC;? Smith says, describing some of the mismatched combinations she sent into the streets.

and happy. CCH Spokeswoman Margaret Minuth said it is odd for the hospital to wait so long to deliver its first baby of a year. If Payton had not been born on Sunday, to C-

section deliveries were scheduled for Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The nurses on the unit say that we had a lot of deliveries in December and a lot that were delivered early,â&#x20AC;? Minuth said of the wait. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had 72 deliveries in December. But as the nurse on the unit said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;babies come whenever they are ready to come, so we have to plan around them.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Minuth said because of federal regulations regarding providing incen-

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Hidden in the store? On special occasions, she wore costumes to work. She was in she-devil garb for the Pittsboro Street Fair the weekend before Halloween, when the burglary happened. She spent much of the day outside, visiting, while employees ran the store and closed up that night. About 45 minutes after closing, Smith went back to finish up. She noticed the cash drawer was empty, but thought it was because it had been a busy day. Then she realized all the folding money was gone, too. She went upstairs and saw the jewelry cases had been picked clean. The entire haul could have been taken out in one of the vintage pillowcases from the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s textile collection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think maybe they hid in the store,â&#x20AC;? Smith says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and came out after it closed.â&#x20AC;?

It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been that hard, her husband suggests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To hide in here, all you have to do is stand still.â&#x20AC;? When the police came, Smith was still in her sexy red-sequined devil dress, horns and crimson lipstick.

Looking forward She reopened after the burglary and came to work as she always had, smiling, sporting a pair of striped Wicked Witch socks or some other bit of colorful attire. She greeted her customers, helped them when they needed it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But whenever someone came in that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but wonder, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Could that be them? Could they have done it?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Smith says. The store â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a source of income but also a social outlet for Smith, who gets to know people as they shop for a decades-old prom dress or a military jacket -had been tainted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I decided I had to close it,â&#x20AC;? she says. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having a oneday sale from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to clear out the merchandise and, she hopes, the specter of loss. Everything will be 50 to 75 percent off. At 62, Smith says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ready to retire, but not sure what she wants to do. If the shop comes back, she says, it will be different from before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to make it my own again.â&#x20AC;?

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COROLLA (AP) — Discarded Christmas trees could bring their own gift to people along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that officials in Currituck County are collecting Christmas trees for a project to rebuild sand dunes damaged in a November storm. Crews will tie the trees with biodegradable string to new sand fences installed about 10 feet from the base of the eroded dunes. Sand blowing should catch in the trees and fencing, officials said. The dunes should be rebuilt in a season or two, said Brenda McQueen, superintendent of buildings for the Currituck County Public Works Department. “We’re helping Mother Nature with her efforts,” McQueen said. In most of the county, residents should bring Christmas trees to recycling centers, minus their decorations and tinsel. In Corolla, trees should be dropped off at the water plant. The county does not plan to restore dunes on private property. About one mile of fence costs $4,815, McQueen said. Two to three rows of fencing of 8-to-10 foot lengths will be put up near the dunes. No state or federal assistance is available for the project.

Lavin in familiar play, different role

WILMINGTON (AP) — Actress Linda Lavin is again starring in “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” but the venue isn’t Broadway and the role isn’t the one written for her. The Star-News of Wilmington reports that Lavin is playing the role of Freida in Charles Busch’s play at the Red Barn Studio in Wilmington that she and her husband own. The play opens Jan. 7. Lavin originated the lead role of Marjorie Taub in a Tony-nominated Broadway performance in 2000. Busch has said he wrote that role for her. The comedy centers on the role of Marjorie, a New York City housewife suffering a mid-life crisis. Her mother,

Freida, is more worried about her own problems. Lavin will return to Broadway in April to play Ruth Steiner in “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies.

Mother, 3 children suffer CO poisoning in home CHARLOTTE (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina mother and her three young children were rushed to a hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after she cooked on a charcoal grill inside their apartment. Multiple media outlets report the Charlotte family was rescued Sunday evening after a neighbor’s carbon monoxide detector went off. Upstairs neighbor Edward Kennedy said he called 911 after he realized where the smoke was coming from and knocked on their door without an answer. Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Mark Basnight said the mother had been cooking vegetables on a charcoal grill inside. Firefighters found the four inside, semiconscious and unable to move. The children were ages 10 and under. Their condition at a Charlotte hospital was unknown.

Group donates to Blue Ridge Parkway celebration WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A North Carolina organization has pledged $25,000 for celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Monday that the Blue Ridge Foundation will donate the money for the yearlong celebration. The Winston-Salem-based nonprofit is the parkway’s primary fundraiser. The 469-mile parkway stretches from Front Royal, Va., to Cherokee. Construction began in 1935. Foundation director Houck Medford says the amount is the largest financial donation toward the celebration. He said North Carolina and Virginia have not designated money as hoped. Four official parkway celebrations have been planned, including symposiums, a marathon and a festival in the Cumberland Knob area in early September.

ABC board members stepping down WILMINGTON (AP) — All three Alcoholic Beverage Control board members in New Hanover County announced their resignations Monday in an attempt to defuse controversy over the salaries of the board’s father-and-son administrative leaders. Chairman Charles Wells, Richard Hanson and Stephen Culbreth told the county commissioners in their resignation letter they hoped to dissipate public “misunderstandings” about their performance as board members. The announcement comes after scrutiny of the county’s ABC board and the pay of administrator Billy Williams and his son, assistant administrator Bradley Williams. Billy Williams earns $232,200 annually, while Bradley Williams gets a salary of $115,500. The Star-News of Wilmington reported recently the

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pay issue, but the hearing was canceled. Billy Williams said Monday he’s “absolutely sick” about the resignations and said he would consider taking a pay cut if necessary. “They’ve been bashed a lot,” he said. “I don’t blame them for leaving.” New Hanover sold nearly $31 million worth of liquor during the 2008-09 fiscal year, at a profit margin above 14 percent — marking one of best performances in the state. The board has run the system well but erred in giving out such large salaries, county commissioner Bobby Greer said. “I’m just sorry it’s gotten into such a big deal,” Greer said. Gov. Beverly Perdue told the state board in November to examine the wide disparity in the salaries of local board administrators.

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the commissioners. “We hope our resignations will remove the pall of misunderstanding and enable you to appoint a new board.” Commissioners will discuss naming an interim board to run the ABC system until a new, permanent board is named. County and municipal ABC boards in North Carolina sell liquor to the public and to those licensed to sell mixed beverages and can hire officers to enforce liquor laws. “This puts it to bed and now we can move forward and make positive changes,” said county commission chairman Jason Thompson. The resignations were announced on the same day the commissioners scheduled a public hearing with Alcoholic Beverage Control board members. The ABC members were expected to take questions on the


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pair’s pay had increased by about 50 percent in the last five years and both men received cash bonuses. The father and son each make more than state ABC commission chairman Jon Williams and state administrator Michael Herring. Local boards similar in size and sales pay their administrators half as much as what the elder Williams makes. The resigning board members have defended the salaries they approved, arguing that Billy Williams, who first began working as an ABC clerk in 1968, and his son both worked their way through the ranks. Billy Williams doesn’t set his son’s salary. “The divisiveness of the continuing disputes become more insidious and disruptive of the functioning of the ABC system,” the local ABC board members wrote to

of Adult Care Licensure started issuing star ratings for adult-care homes in January 2009, it didn’t consider previous penalties for inadequate care before the system started. This year, penalties levied against centers for neglect, unsafe conditions or inadequate care could weigh heavily against them. Other factors include whether the facilities meet standards on staffing, training and sanitation. “When the four stars start being issued, you’ll see a truer reflection of the care being provided,” said Jeff Horton, head of the state Division of

Health Service Regulation, which oversees the centers. Adult-care homes are not the same as the more medically intensive and federally regulated nursing homes. Some advocates for older people note that the ratings may not be as strict as they seem. “The ... star rating system is not like a restaurant star rating system, which gives maximum stars for going above and beyond minimum standards,” the group Friends of Residents in Long Term Care said on its Web site. The group points out that the system is based

on an evaluation of a home’s compliance with minimum standards. Lou Wilson, executive director of the N.C. Association of Long Term Care Facilities, has told legislators for years that adult-care homes aren’t compensated fairly for the increasing number of chronically ill residents. Many of the homes deserved the top ratings they received, she said. “The majority of folks that are out there running rest homes are working their rears off,” she said. “They are trying their best to stay in compliance with that little bit of money that they have.”


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LAS VEGAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A man dressed in black opened fire with a shotgun at a federal building Monday in downtown Las Vegas, killing a court security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before he was shot to death in a running gunbattle across the street. The gunfire erupted moments after 8 a.m. at the start of the work week and lasted for several minutes. Shots echoed around tall buildings in the area, more than a mile north of the Las Vegas Strip. An Associated Press reporter on the eighth floor of a highrise within sight of the federal building heard a sustained barrage of gunfire. A passer-by said he counted at least 40 shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first shot that I heard was a shotgun blast. I knew it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fireworks,â&#x20AC;? said Ray Freres, 59, a sandwich shop manager and Vietnam veteran who said he was behind the federal court building at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard an exchange of gunfire. I was watching the street,â&#x20AC;? Freres told the AP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they were coming my way, I was going the other way.â&#x20AC;? The U.S. Marshals Service said the victims included a 48-year-old deputy U.S. marshal who was hospitalized and a 65-year-old court security

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Law enforcement officers are pictured south of the Lloyd D. George federal courthouse building in downtown Las Vegas following a shooting Monday. officer who died. The dead guard was Stanley Cooper, a retired Las Vegas police officer employed by Akal Security, said Jeff Carter, spokesman for the Marshals Service in Washington. Las Vegas police did not immediately provide information about Cooper. Carter said he was a police officer for 26 years and became a federal court security officer in Las Vegas in 1994. Authorities did not immediately release the names of the wounded marshal or the gunman. U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., told reporters it appeared the gunman acted alone and the shooting was not a terrorist act. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now they have no motive established,â&#x20AC;? Ensign told a news con-

ference outside the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bottom line is, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get past security.â&#x20AC;? Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin also said authorities believe the shooter acted alone. The man, dressed in black pants, shirt and jacket, opened fire in front of a set of security metal detectors just inside the rotunda of the federal building, FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From what witness accounts have said, he walked in with a shotgun underneath his jacket and opened fire when he opened the doors,â&#x20AC;? Dickey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven officers responded and returned fire.â&#x20AC;? Ensign said the guard who died had been shot in the chest. A YouTube video

recorded the sound of the running firefight as the man retreated across Las Vegas Boulevard toward another federal building and a historic school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could see guards and everything coming out, and then all of a sudden I just started hearing pop, pop, pop. I mean, just like 30 or 40 shots,â&#x20AC;? said Troy Saccal, a tax services manager who was arriving for work at the time. Saccal said he thought he saw one guard slump to the ground and another move to help him. The gunman died moments later in the bushes outside the restored Fifth Street School, where his body remained for several hours. A Las Vegas police spokeswoman, Officer Barbara Morgan, said the man had been shot in the head. Dickey said about midday that investigators had identified the gunman but were not immediately releasing his name. John Clark, director of the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington, did not immediately identify the officers, but called them heroes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The brave and immediate actions of these two individuals saved lives by stopping the threat of a reckless and callous gunman,â&#x20AC;? Clark said in a statement.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A man who caused a security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport, forcing major delays and grounding flights for six hours, left about 20 minutes after he walked the wrong way through a security checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday. Someone picking up a passenger told an officer guarding the exit that he thought he saw a man enter through the doors Sunday, TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said. TSA reviewed surveillance video before sweeping the airport, she said. The video confirmed the man had entered through the exit, and officials made passengers leave the terminal and be rescreened. The video also showed the man leaving the terminal through another exit about 20 minutes later, Davis said, although it was unclear when authorities learned the man had left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to operate under the assumption that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still in the sterile area,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to ensure that he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t introduced anything to the sterile area.â&#x20AC;? Authorities found nothing suspicious when they searched the terminal after evacuating passengers. They are still trying to determine the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identity.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, a farm boy who rose to became one of South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most powerful politicians, announced Monday he will not seek a sixth term in Congress so he can spend more time with his family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While this has been a difficult decision to make, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m convinced that this is

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PRECIOUS METALS Last Gold (troy oz) $1117.70 Silver (troy oz) $17.440 Copper (pound) $3.3880 Aluminum (pound) $1.0005 Platinum (troy oz) $1517.30

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Palladium (troy oz) $419.80 $407.25 $386.85 Lead (metric ton) $2390.00 $2396.00 $2326.00 Zinc, HG (pound) $1.1652 $1.1552 $1.1294


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Pay-per-interview policies blurred By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Policies forbidding payment for news interviews increasingly seem like the network television equivalent of the 55 mph speed limit: a rule often winked at unless you’re heading into a speed trap. Three of the past month’s accidental celebrities — Jasper Schuringa, who helped thwart an attack on a Detroit-bound plane; David Goldman, who took a custody fight for his son to Brazil; and the White House partycrashing Salahis — have either sought or received goodies from TV networks eager to hear their stories. Schuringa gave interviews to outlets that had agreed to purchase blurry cell phone images he’d taken of a man who authorities say tried to use explosives to take down the plane. Goldman and his son accepted NBC’s offer of a ride home from Brazil on a charter airplane. Representatives for Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who embarrassed the Obama administration by sneaking into a state dinner, were reportedly seeking six-figure bids from networks to tell their story. “I don’t know if people

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David Goldman, top, is followed by his 9-year-old son Sean, gestures as he boards a plane at the Galeao airport, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Society of Professional Journalists condemned NBC News for practicing “checkbook journalism” by chartering a jet that carried a New Jersey man involved in a bitter custody battle and his son home from Brazil. would have thought of that in the past,” said Andy Schotz, head of the ethics committee for the Society of Professional Journalists. “But now often the first thing people think of is to get a publicist, a lawyer and an agent and figure out how to make money” from instant notoriety, he said. The society condemned NBC for “checkbook journalism” with the Goldman trip. NBC said it had already chartered a

plane to bring its personnel back from Brazil, and Goldman’s lawyer said the invitation was accepted so father and son could avoid being accosted by multiple camera crews on the way home. But NBC took multiple pictures and interviewed Goldman on the plane before his exclusive “Today” interview with Meredith Vieira. And the network seems immune to the industry’s financial troubles: A chartered jet

from Brazil to New York would cost about $90,000, according to Blue Star Jets, a New York-based charter company. Going commercial, a coach seat runs under $1,400. Policies against paying for interviews are in place to avoid distorting the news. The concern is that news subjects will change their stories to make them more valuable or please those who paid them. Evasion efforts seem centered primarily on ultra-competitive morning news shows and prime-time magazines. These outlets now fight for stories that might have been considered tabloid fodder years ago, often against Web sites or other outlets that won’t hesitate to pay for an interview or information. News organizations now frequently pay interview subjects for the use of personal photos or videos. Both CNN and ABC paid for a Schuringa photo, reportedly thousands of dollars, and insisted they were not paying for an interview. Yet said Shai Ben-Ami, a Schuringa friend who was helping arrange media appearances, made it clear the Dutch hero wouldn’t speak to an outlet that didn’t buy rights to a photo. Ben-Ami would not comment to The Associated Press.

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Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange hospitalized TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A publicist for Artie Lange says the comedian and radio personality has been hospitalized. In an email sent Monday to The Associated Press, publicist Lange Hilary Hansen declined to elaborate, saying, “Artie has chosen to keep all information on this matter between him and his doctor.” The 42-year-old Lange, best known as Howard Stern’s radio sidekick, has been absent from Stern’s Sirius radio show for a month. On Monday’s show, Stern said Lange isn’t leaving the program and called him “a tremendous contributor.” Lange, who lives in Hoboken, N.J., has battled drug addiction. In September, a New Jersey judge revoked his driving privileges for seven months after he admitted he was under the influence of prescribed sleeping pills in a minor traffic accident.

Morgan Freeman replaces Cronkite on CBS voiceover NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite’s death, his voice is leaving the “CBS Evening News.” His introduction of anchor

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Katie Couric was replaced Monday by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman. The legendary CBS News anchor recorded the introduction, played at the beginning of most newscasts, when Couric started at CBS in 2006. Cronkite’s voice was kept on the air even after his death July 17. “As comforting as it is to look back on the great career that Walter had, we’re looking forward now and we just felt it was the right time to make the move that at some point had to be made,” said CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus. “This seemed like the appropriate time since Walter’s passing to make the move.” Having Freeman on board gives CBS the flexibility to record different intros when Couric has special reports and is on location, he said. CBS has replaced Cronkite with a generic voice over the past few months when it wanted to highlight something special. The change also gives the network more consistency, McManus said.

Burt Bacharach postpones shows after surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist says Burt Bacharach is postponing several concerts as he recovers from back surgery. Publicist Linda Dozoretz says the 81-year-old composer is recovering at a hospital after the New Year’s Eve surgery. Dozoretz says Bacharach’s prognosis is excellent, but he will need to postpone scheduled concerts through mid-March. Performances in Australia, New Zealand and Palm Beach, Fla., will be rescheduled for later in this year or early next year. Bacharach most recently performed on Dec. 19 in Italy.

Emile Hirsch joins celeb climb of Kilimanjaro

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emile Hirsch is on his way to Africa to climb the continent’s highest peak. The “Milk” and “Into the Wild” star is joining Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas and Elizabeth Gore for a weeklong trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. The Summit on the Summit expedition, which begins Thursday, aims to use star power to help raise awareness about the need for clean water worldwide. The 24-year-old Hirsch says the climb combines “an epic adventure with an educational process on the global water crisis.” Fans can follow the climb online and donate as little as a dollar to provide clean water to those who need it. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 **= No Pases *Not Showing on Friday 12/25/09

Showtimes for Showtimes Dec. 25thfor-August Jan.21-27 7th ** Sherlock Holmes: PG-13 9:30*, 11:55, 2:30, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20 ** It’s Complicated: R 9:35*, 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 8:00, 10:00 ** Alvin and the Chipmunks II: PG 10:30*, 12:30, 2:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 ** Alvin and the Chipmunks II: PG 11:00*, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 ** Avatar: PG-13 11:30*, 3:00, 6:30, 10:00

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U.S.-bound passengers face more screening

official. For instance, in another refinement of measures put in place after the Christmas incident, it is now up to the plane’s captain whether to require passengers to put away electronic devices during the flight and to remain seated for the final hour before landing. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. TSA also said Sunday that all passengers on




WASHINGTON (AP) — People traveling to the United States from or through Yemen, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and 11 other countries were subjected to extra security screening, including full body pat-downs, Monday as U.S. officials refined their response to a failed terrorist attack in Detroit on Christmas. The Transportation Security Administration outlined the new rules in a directive sent to airlines Sunday. They went into effect Monday, but initial reports from several European countries indicated that they were still scrambling to digest and implement the new rules. Many other passengers who are not from those 14 countries or traveling through them will continue to see additional screening measures, according to a senior TSA

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U.S.-bound international flights will be subject to random screening and airports were directed to increase “threat-based” screening of passengers acting in a suspicious manner. People who are from or traveling from or through these countries are supposed to have full-body pat-downs and have their carryon luggage checked: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria,

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen. The U.S. has designated Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria to be state sponsors of terrorism. The other 10 countries are considered “of interest.” People from there or traveling through there could also be subject to full-body scanning and explosive detection technology as part of their screening. The new security measures come in response to the failed Christmas

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses. The unofficial timetable calls for final passage of the measure to remake the nation’s health care system by the time President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, probably in early February. Democratic aides said the final compromise talks would essentially be a three-way negotiation involving top Democrats in the House and Senate and the White House, a structure that gives unusual latitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. These officials said there are no plans to appoint a formal House-Senate conference committee, the method Congress most often uses to reconcile differing bills. Under that customary format, a committee chairman is appointed to preside, and other senior lawmakers from both parties and houses participate in typically perfunctory public meetings while the meaningful negotiations occur behind closed doors.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — All but one of the Washington staffers for Rep. Parker Griffith resigned on Monday in protest of the Alabama congressman’s decision to switch from the Democratic to the Republican Party. In a sharply worded statement, Griffith’s former chief of staff, Sharon Wheeler, called the freshman congressman’s switch a “mistake” that goes against the interests of his district, which relies heavily on federal funding for defense and aerospace jobs. “We cannot in good conscience continue working for him,” Wheeler said. “We do not know what the future holds, but we are taking a leap of faith with the belief we will soon find ourselves in the employment of principled public officials.” Griffith’s legislative aides, interns and other junior staffers also quit, joining his former spokesman, Sean Magers, who had already announced he was leaving.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Goudelock’s long 3-pointer tied the game with 2 seconds left in regulation, Donavan Monroe gave College of Charleston the lead for good with a 3 to start overtime and the Cougars beat No. 9 North Carolina 82-79 on Monday night. The Tar Heels (11-4) had trailed most of the game, but used a late run to take a 72-61 lead with 4 minutes to go. That’s when Goudelock and the Cougars (8-6) got going. Goudelock scored the last 8 points in regulation, including the fadeaway 3 from about 28 feet with 6-foot-10 Ed Davis in his face to make it 73-all.

nfl SHANAHAN FLIES TO D.C. TO DISCUSS COACHING JOB ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have moved quickly in their pursuit of Mike Shanahan. The former Denver Broncos coach flew to Washington on owner Dan Snyder’s plane hours after the team fired Jim Zorn. Shanahan landed at Dulles International Airport near Redskins Park in mid-afternoon and was driven away in a limousine. Shanahan is the team’s top choice to replace Zorn, who was dismissed in the pre-dawn hours a day after Washington completed a 4-12 season with a 23-20 loss at San Diego.

college texas tech begins search for LEACH’S REPLACEMENT LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers says interim coach Ruffin McNeill will be strongly considered for the permanent job. Myers said Monday that the search has started for Mike Leach’s replacement and he could have a pick by week’s end. Texas Tech fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after it suspended him while it investigated Adam James’ allegations for mistreatment after he got a concussion. Leach’s attorney has said he plans to file a lawsuit against the school.

nba ARENAS MEETS WITH AUTHORITIES ABOUT GUNS WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas says he took unloaded guns from his locker in a “misguided effort to play a joke” on a teammate. Arenas released a written statement Monday after meeting with law enforcement officials. And Arenas’ lawyer says the player voluntarily met with prosecutors and detectives and answered every question during a two-hour interview. In his statement, Arenas repeated his earlier assertion that he brought four guns to the Verizon Center to store in his locker in order to get them out of his house and away from his children. He said he mistakenly believed that recent changes in D.C. law made it legal for him to store unloaded guns there.

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Grace Christian’s Brandon Welborn (right) dribbles around Chatham Central’s Mark Oliver in a recent game at Grace Christian School. After a two week break, the Crusaders will travel to Vandalia on Tuesday in NCCSA 3-A West conference action.

After much needed rest, Crusaders return to conference play By RYAN SARDA SANFORD — It’s a New Year for the Grace Christian boys’ basketball team. The Crusaders ended 2009 as winners and head coach Steve Murr hopes that trend continues in 2010. After two weeks off, the Crusaders (2-14,1-3) will return to action tonight at NCCSA 3-A West conference rival Vandalia Christian (6-4, 2-3). The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff in Greensboro. When the two teams met back on Nov. 17 in Sanford, Vandalia pulled away with a 66-37 victory. “As always, I’m pretty optimistic,” said Murr. “They beat us in our place earlier in the year. This time, I think we’ve got a pretty good shot against them. They lost to Faith Christian and we actually beat Faith. You never know what can happen, though.” Before their break, the Crusaders played a stretch of nine games in a span of 11 days. Grace also went through a rough patch where they lost the first 14 games of the season before finally winning its last two games over Faith Christian (34-32)

and New Life Camp of Raleigh (48-43). “As many games as we played, we needed the time off,” said Murr. “We went through a stretch where we were playing back-to-back games and as many as three games in a week. I think the rest will help us when it comes time for the latter stages of conference play.” Despite starting the season 0-14, getting a win against the Vikings could do wonders for the young Crusaders. A win will drop Vandalia to 2-4 in conference play and will improve the Crusaders to 2-3, which will put them in sole possession of fifth place in the conference. “Vandalia’s a good team that’s had a good season so far,” said Murr. “It was pretty much an upset when they lost to Faith. We’re just going to have to come out and be ready for a tough game against a tough opponent.” Murr was pleased with his team’s play prior to the holiday break and he hopes that the momentum the Crusaders gained at the end of 2009 will carry over into 2010. “I knew that eventually we were going to start winning and playing well,” said Murr. “Those two wins

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really gave us some momentum and we hope that it carries over and we start doing well in conference because this is where it really matters.” Throughout the break, the Crusaders only had four practices in hopes of getting his team well rested for the second half of the season. In Monday’s final preparation for the Vandalia game, it was actually the first practice since Dec. 19 where the entire team was together. “We had practice over the break, but not everyone was able to make it because of the holidays,” said Murr. “We actually had our first practice (Monday) with everyone there. It should be interesting to see how we come out against Vandalia.” After getting the much needed rest and relaxation, Murr hopes that the long layover doesn’t hurt his team in its first game back. “I hope that these guys have been wanting to get back on the court bad enough that they’re going to come out and play well against Vandalia,” said Murr. “We need to come out and play well. We want that momentum to extend into this year.”

SANFORD — After a seventh place finish in the recent Holiday in the Pines basketball tournament at Pinecrest, the Southern Lee Cavaliers are looking to pick up right where they left off. Prior to the holiday tournament, the Cavaliers got out to a quick 3-0 start in Cape Fear Valley Conference play and they will be looking to extend that winning streak when they battle Overhills at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sanford. Southern Lee has not lost a conference game since December of 2008. The Cavaliers have also won the last three Cape Fear Valley Conference tournaments. But Southern Lee coach Gaston Collins isn’t dwelling on the past. Instead, he’s focusing on now. With a win against Overhills, the Cavaliers could move to 4-0 in the conference which could give them some breathing room over Union Pines. “Our goal is to just go out and play as hard as we can to win the game,” said Collins. “We’re at the top of the league by a game and we’re just focusing on doing everything that we need to do to stay there.” Overhills also participated in the Holiday in the Pines Tournament in Southern Pines and finished in sixth place, one spot ahead of the Cavaliers. Collins had a chance to see the Jaguars in action on two of the three nights of the tournament. “They’ve got five guys on their team that can shoot the ball very well,” said Collins. “They are all capable of scoring and putting up big numbers. They also play extremely hard all the way to the end. It’s going to be quite a battle for us.” The upcoming schedule, however, is pretty tough, but Collins remains optimistic. “We’ve got a tough stretch of games coming up,” said Collins. “We can’t afford to take a game off. We have to play our best in every game if we want to stay at the top of the conference.”

Panthers head into offseason of uncertainty By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

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Carolina Panthers’ Julius Peppers (90) was noncommittal about the future after a win 23-10 over the Saints on Sunday. Quarterback Jake Delhomme declared he wants to redeem himself and coach John Fox was silent. The team gathered for a meeting Monday, then scattered for the offseason with questions aplenty.

CHARLOTTE — Julius Peppers was noncommittal about the future, Jake Delhomme declared he wants to redeem himself and John Fox was silent. The Carolina Panthers gathered for an early morning meeting Monday, then scattered for the offseason with questions aplenty. While Fox canceled his end-ofseason news conference after being peppered with questions about his future a day earlier, Peppers ended his silence when he was tracked down in the frigid players parking lot at Bank of America Stadium. Only the five-time Pro Bowl pick and the NFL’s highest-paid player this season had little to say as he heads into free agency a year after publicly

declaring he wanted to play elsewhere. Peppers also declined to weigh in on Fox, whose contract hasn’t been extended past 2010. Fox refused to say on Sunday if he wants to return as a possible lame-duck coach next season, even with a salary of more than $6 million. “I really don’t have any information on Fox’s future around here. I really don’t have any thoughts that I want to share on it right now,” Peppers said. “In a couple of days I’ll have a little more information and a little more things to tell you about my future around here.” Delhomme’s future is cloudy, too, but his intentions aren’t after a miserable season. With tape on his broken

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Tuesday, Jan. 5

Girls Basketball Overhills at Southern Lee, 6 p.m. Lee County at Panther Creek, 6 p.m. Boys Basketball Overhills at Southern Lee, 7:30 p.m. Panther Creek at Lee County, 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Vandalia Christian, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Central Carolina at Catawba Valley, 7 p.m.


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League honors VTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hudson and Wakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harris GREENSBORO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Atlantic Coast Conference has honored Virginia Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dorenzo Hudson and Wake Forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s C.J. Harris. The ACC named Hudson its player of the week on Monday, while Harris was the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top rookie. Hudson averaged 26 points in two nonconference victories for the Hokies, including a career-high 41 and a schoolrecord-tying 20 free throws in an overtime win against Seton Hall.

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Wrestling Southern Lee at Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek, 6 p.m.

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Boys Basketball Faith Christian at Grace Christian, 7:30 p.m. Swimming Tri-9 Conference Meet at N.C. State Cape Fear Valley Meet at Campbell University, 5 p.m.

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Boys Basketball Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 7:30 p.m. Lee County at FuquayVarina, 7:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Union Pines, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Southern Lee at Union Pines, 6 p.m. Fuquay-Varina at Lee County, 6 p.m. Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 5:45 p.m. Wrestling Lee County at Southern Lee, 7 p.m.

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Tar Heels top defensive players to return BY BRIANA GORMAN

CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin decided to give himself a 21st birthday present. On Jan. 1, the junior said via Twitter that he would pass on the NFL and return to UNC for his senior


season, and Monday the school announced that five other key juniors would be returning for the 2010 season. The Tar Heels return the core of their defense in safety Deunta Williams, cornerback Kendric Burney, linebackers Bruce Carter and Quan Sturdivant. Their top wide

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA x-New England 10 6 0 .625 427 285 y-N.Y. Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 236 Miami 7 9 0 .438 360 390 Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 258 326 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Indianapolis 14 2 0 .875 416 307 Houston 9 7 0 .563 388 333 Tennessee 8 8 0 .500 354 402 Jacksonville 7 9 0 .438 290 380 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Cincinnati 10 6 0 .625 305 291 y-Baltimore 9 7 0 .563 391 261 Pittsburgh 9 7 0 .563 368 324 Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 245 375 West W L T Pct PF PA x-San Diego 13 3 0 .813 454 320 Denver 8 8 0 .500 326 324 Oakland 5 11 0 .313 197 379 Kansas City 4 12 0 .250 294 424 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA x-Dallas 11 5 0 .688 361 250 y-Philadelphia 11 5 0 .688 429 337 N.Y. Giants 8 8 0 .500 402 427 Washington 4 12 0 .250 266 336 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 510 341 Atlanta 9 7 0 .563 363 325 Carolina 8 8 0 .500 315 308 Tampa Bay 3 13 0 .188 244 400 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Minnesota 12 4 0 .750 470 312 y-Green Bay 11 5 0 .688 461 297 Chicago 7 9 0 .438 327 375 Detroit 2 14 0 .125 262 494 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Arizona 10 6 0 .625 375 325 San Francisco 8 8 0 .500 330 281 Seattle 5 11 0 .313 280 390 St. Louis 1 15 0 .063 175 436

By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Cleveland 27 9 .750 d-Boston 24 8 .750 d-Orlando 24 9 .727 Atlanta 21 11 .656 Miami 16 15 .516 Toronto 17 18 .486 Chicago 14 17 .452 Charlotte 14 18 .438 Milwaukee 13 18 .419 New York 14 20 .412 Detroit 11 21 .344 Washington 10 21 .323 Indiana 10 23 .303 Philadelphia 10 23 .303 New Jersey 3 30 .091 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-L.A. Lakers 27 6 .818 d-Dallas 23 11 .676 d-Portland 22 13 .629 San Antonio 20 12 .625 Denver 21 13 .618 Phoenix 21 13 .618 Houston 20 14 .588 Oklahoma City 18 15 .545 Utah 18 15 .545 Memphis 16 16 .500 New Orleans 15 16 .484 L.A. Clippers 14 18 .438 Sacramento 14 19 .424 Golden State 9 23 .281 Minnesota 7 28 .200

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 40 29 10 1 59 118 89 Pittsburgh 43 26 16 1 53 133 116 N.Y. Rangers 41 19 17 5 43 108 115 N.Y. Islanders 43 17 18 8 42 107 134 Philadelphia 41 19 19 3 41 117 118 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 41 26 11 4 56 112 93 Boston 40 21 12 7 49 105 95 Ottawa 42 22 16 4 48 122 125 Montreal 44 21 20 3 45 114 120 Toronto 42 14 19 9 37 115 145 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 41 24 11 6 54 145 116 Atlanta 41 18 17 6 42 132 135 Tampa Bay 41 16 15 10 42 103 121 Florida 42 17 18 7 41 123 135 Carolina 41 11 23 7 29 102 146 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 42 29 10 3 61 137 90 Nashville 42 25 14 3 53 121 119 Detroit 41 21 14 6 48 108 104 St. Louis 41 17 18 6 40 108 121 Columbus 43 15 19 9 39 112 143 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 43 24 13 6 54 128 124 Calgary 41 24 12 5 53 114 98 Vancouver 42 25 16 1 51 132 103 Minnesota 42 20 19 3 43 111 124 Edmonton 42 16 22 4 36 115 138 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 42 27 8 7 61 142 106 Phoenix 43 25 14 4 54 111 99 Los Angeles 42 24 15 3 51 124 120 Dallas 41 18 12 11 47 122 127 Anaheim 42 16 19 7 39 115 137

x-clinched division y-clinched playoff spot


Sunday’s Games Chicago 37, Detroit 23 Pittsburgh 30, Miami 24 Houston 34, New England 27 Buffalo 30, Indianapolis 7 San Francisco 28, St. Louis 6 Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 10 Carolina 23, New Orleans 10 Cleveland 23, Jacksonville 17 Minnesota 44, N.Y. Giants 7 Tennessee 17, Seattle 13 Dallas 24, Philadelphia 0 San Diego 23, Washington 20 Kansas City 44, Denver 24 Baltimore 21, Oakland 13 Green Bay 33, Arizona 7 N.Y. Jets 37, Cincinnati 0

GB — 1 11⁄2 4 1 8 ⁄2 91⁄2 101⁄2 11 111⁄2 12 14 141⁄2 151⁄2 151⁄2 221⁄2 GB — 41⁄2 6 1 6 ⁄2 61⁄2 61⁄2 71⁄2 9 9 101⁄2 11 121⁄2 13 1 17 ⁄2 21

——— Saturday’s Games Cleveland 94, New Jersey 86 Charlotte 107, Miami 97 Indiana 122, Minnesota 111 San Antonio 97, Washington 86 Boston 103, Toronto 96 Chicago 101, Orlando 93 New Orleans 99, Houston 95 Milwaukee 103, Oklahoma City 97, OT Memphis 128, Phoenix 103 Denver 105, Utah 95 Portland 105, Golden State 89 Dallas 99, Sacramento 91 Sunday’s Games New York 132, Indiana 89 Charlotte 91, Cleveland 88 Toronto 91, San Antonio 86 Philadelphia 108, Denver 105 L.A. Lakers 131, Dallas 96 Monday’s Games Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:15 p.m. FOX — Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Iowa, at Miami MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Ottawa 7, Philadelphia 4 Buffalo 1, Montreal 0 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago 5, Anaheim 2 Monday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Florida at Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

7 p.m. ESPN — Minnesota at Purdue ESPN2 — Texas at Arkansas NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS — Minnesota at Chicago

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Sports Review BASKETBALL College Standings ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Campbell 3 0 1.000 8 4 .667 ETSU 2 0 1.000 6 7 .462 Belmont 2 1 .667 7 6 .538 Florida Gulf Coast 2 1 .667 5 7 .417 Lipscomb 2 1 .667 5 7 .417 N. Florida 1 2 .333 6 7 .462 Kennesaw St. 1 2 .333 5 8 .385 Mercer 1 2 .333 5 8 .385 Stetson 1 2 .333 3 8 .273 S.C.-Upstate 1 2 .333 1 11 .083 Jacksonville 0 3 .000 3 8 .273 ——— Saturday’s Games Campbell 82, S.C.-Upstate 69 Mercer 75, Jacksonville 74 Lipscomb 84, Stetson 63 Florida Gulf Coast 66, Belmont 63 North Florida 66, Kennesaw St. 60 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games ETSU at S.C.-Upstate, 2 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Jacksonville, 7:15 p.m. Mercer at North Florida, 7:45 p.m. Stetson at Belmont, 8:15 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Lipscomb, 8:30 p.m. ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Rhode Island 0 0 .000 11 1 .917 Temple 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 Charlotte 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Dayton 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 George Washington 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Richmond 0 0 .000 11 4 .733 Duquesne 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 St. Louis 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 Xavier, Ohio 0 0 .000 8 5 .615 La Salle 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 St. Bonaventure 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 UMass 0 0 .000 6 7 .462 St. Joseph’s 0 0 .000 4 8 .333 Fordham 0 0 .000 2 10 .167 ——— Saturday’s Games Richmond 59, Bucknell 50 Binghamton 66, La Salle 61


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right middle finger that knocked him out of the final five games, the quarterback declared he wants to return even though backup Matt Moore went 4-1 in his place as Carolina finished a disappointing season at .500. “I anticipate to be here. I expect to be here. I want to be here,” said Delhomme, who is still owed nearly $12.7 million in guaranteed money. “Certainly Matt played outstanding the last few games for us. That’ll be a big question for us, and

Princeton 70, Saint Joseph’s 62 Rhode Island 63, Oklahoma St. 59 Marshall 80, St. Bonaventure 61 George Washington 81, Howard 63 Kansas 84, Temple 52 Bowling Green 59, Saint Louis 50 Georgia Tech 76, Charlotte 67 Sunday’s Games Wake Forest 93, Xavier 82, 2OT Hampton 78, Fordham 54 Monday’s Games No games scheduled ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Duke 1 0 1.000 12 1 .923 Florida St. 1 0 1.000 12 2 .857 Wake Forest 1 0 1.000 11 2 .846 Boston College 1 0 1.000 9 5 .643 Virginia Tech 0 0 .000 12 1 .923 North Carolina 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 Maryland 0 0 .000 9 4 .692 Virginia 0 0 .000 7 4 .636 Miami 0 1 .000 14 1 .933 Georgia Tech 0 1 .000 11 2 .846 Clemson 0 1 .000 12 3 .800 N.C. State 0 1 .000 10 4 .714 ——— Saturday’s Games Maine 52, Boston College 51 Georgia Tech 76, Charlotte 67 Virginia Tech 103, Seton Hall 94, OT Sunday’s Games Maryland 97, UNC Greensboro 63 Florida 62, N.C. State 61, OT Wake Forest 93, Xavier 82, 2OT Miami 86, Pepperdine 63 Duke 74, Clemson 53 Monday’s Games North Carolina at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Florida St., 7 p.m.

The AP Top 25 By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (56) 13-0 1,614 1 2. Texas (8) 13-0 1,550 2

rightfully so. “Whatever management and coaches decide, whatever decision, be it in my favor or not in my favor, I think the biggest thing is I’m going to keep my mouth shut no matter what and I’m going to come to work and we’ll see what happens.” Keeping your mouth shut remained the theme for this secretive organization on Monday. Owner Jerry Richardson, who has yet to publicly comment on dismissing his two sons from prominent jobs with the team four months ago, was still not commenting about Fox. Inheriting a 1-15 team

3. Kentucky (1) 4. Purdue 5. Duke 6. Villanova 7. Syracuse 8. West Virginia 9. North Carolina 10. Michigan St. 11. Kansas St. 12. Georgetown 13. Connecticut 14. Mississippi 15. New Mexico 16. Tennessee 17. Wisconsin 18. Florida St. 19. Gonzaga 20. Georgia Tech 21. Temple 22. Texas Tech 23. Pittsburgh 24. Washington 25. BYU

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1,489 1,457 1,348 1,279 1,173 1,147 1,098 1,009 996 911 760 699 667 649 526 446 351 203 173 166 156 149 145

Others receiving votes: Clemson 139, Texas A&M 86, Cincinnati 76, Florida 75, Baylor 73, Miami 70, Rhode Island 52, Southern Cal 46, Dayton 45, Ohio St. 42, Wake Forest 42, William & Mary 37, N. Iowa 35, UAB 29, Mississippi St. 26, Virginia Tech 20, Oklahoma St. 16, California 15, UNLV 12, Cornell 9, Butler 6, Va. Commonwealth 5, Oregon 4, Minnesota 3, Vanderbilt 1.

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with LHP Brian Burres, LHP Neal Cotts and RHP Tyler Yates on minor league contracts. Named Steve Lombardozzi minor league fielding coordinator, Jim Benedict minor league pitching coordinator, Bernie Holliday mental conditioning coordinator and Anthony Telford personal development coordinator. FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Fired coach Jim Zorn. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Announced RB Jonathan Hefney has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions.

in 2002 and putting the Panthers in the Super Bowl in only two years, Fox is held in high regard across the NFL. He’s 76-60 in eight seasons with three playoff appearances, but has never been able to post consecutive winning seasons. After going 12-4 in 2008, the Panthers started 0-3 this season and Fox stubbornly stuck with Delhomme despite his career-high 18 interceptions. But despite numerous injuries and having nothing to play for over the final month, the Panthers closed with three straight wins over the Vikings, Giants and Saints by a combined 90-26.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; Treasure Hunters Roadshow has been in over 600 cities since 2001.â&#x20AC;? thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old and get a fair price. We host over 500 shows every year throughout the U.S. and Canada. Toys, dolls, trains, pocket watches, old advertising signs, gold jewelry, coins just about anything can be sold at the Roadshow. This event is popular because it puts money in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pockets. At a typical show we will see hundreds of people during the ÂżYHGD\HYHQW:HZLOOVHHDIHZXQXVXDO items but mostly we will see a lot of old coins, gold jewelry, and a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. Last week at a show in Missouri a retired dentist walked in with over 5 lbs.. of dental JROG ÂżOOLQJV Âł, ZRXOG VD\ WKDW LV SUHWW\ unusual, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you?â&#x20AC;? says Davis. The gentlemen received over $10,000

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Roadshow receives a fair amount of gold each day of the 5 day event.â&#x20AC;? Broken jewelry, gold coins, dental gold are all valuable items with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high gold prices. Archie Davis commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other top categories at the Roadshow would have to be silver dollars and other coins, pocket watches, and his personal favorite, old toys.â&#x20AC;? Davis told me a story about a visitor at

a recent Roadshow in Iowa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This elderly gentlemen walked into the show and asked if we were interested in old toys. The fellow must have been in his late seventies or early eighties. He said he kept all of the toys from his childhood and they were outside in his pickup. I walked outside and to my surprise his pickup was full of the coolest old toys I had ever The Roadshow is featured this week:

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seen. Big old metal trucks, pedal cars, train sets, cast iron toys he had it all. We spent the next 3 hours going through his childhood. It was fun to listen to the stories he told about growing up and playing with the toys. He said one time he decided to play farmer in the garden and ended up digging up and ruining a fair number of vegetable plants. His folks were really mad and he said it was the longest summer he ever remembered working off the damage he had done. Back then the garden was a staple to every country family. His mom would can, jar and pickle the harvest to eat all winter. The vegetable plants were replaced and all ended well. I even think

I saw him wipe a tear toward the end of that story. All ended well that day as he ended up getting over $7000.00 for his old toys. His last comment to me was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well I guess its time to let em goâ&#x20AC;? Whether you have 5 lbs. of gold or a single gold tooth, a pick up full of old toys or a single Barbie doll you should visit the Roadshow this week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun and it could put some money in your pocket. Maybe a lot of money!

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Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

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The Sanford Herald / Tuesday, January 5, 2010 / 5B



Retired mom adopts daughter’s house as her full-time job

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: Don’t worry about the little things this year. Focus on the larger picture and the rest will fall into place. Getting off track will be the problem, so stick to your game plan and finish what you start. Do your own fact-finding. Time is money and keeping the momentum going is your job. Your numbers are 5, 13, 17, 24, 27, 36, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will have to do a lot of troubleshooting in order to move forward. Don’t let minor setbacks stall your progress -bypass such occurrences. Be smart, act fast and don’t leave any room for error. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Show what you have to offer and how you can be of service to someone who can alter your current position. Network and take part in events that interest you. Combining travel and talks will promote love and romance. 5 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your time and effort into building a healthy financial position. Saving may not be your thing but right now you have to stick to a budget. Someone who is money smart will present a good investment plan. Don’t be shortsighted. 2 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t waste time trying to spare feelings or save someone from disappointment. Discuss issues swiftly, accurately and without sugarcoating any existing problems. Being upfront will spare you grief later. A romantic gesture will help ease some of your stress. 4 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make professional changes that allow you greater freedom to pursue something that really interests you. Sticking to an old goal will help to lower your stress and give you something to look forward to. Success is ahead of you if you work hard now. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have the stamina


and know-how to master any pitfalls you face. Romance will play an important role in helping you get what you want. Your kind gestures and sincere concern for others will provide the help you need. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will face major opposition if you are vocal or you try to get someone to do things your way. Listen and observe. Focus on your own creative endeavors instead of getting in the middle of someone else’s battle. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t hold back introducing something a little unique that you feel can set you apart from anyone else with a similar idea. Your dedication, loyalty and creative imagination will help you come out on top. 4 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t forget about what actually counts. If you disappoint someone who has helped you in the past, you will lose help in the future. Keep things simple and affordable and don’t break promises you have made. 2 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You have to act if you want to make the most of a good situation. There is money to be made, deals to be negotiated and contracts to be signed. You’ve done the groundwork, now prepare to reap the rewards. 5 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You have to work on problems that develop before anyone catches on to what’s happening. Keep your interests safe and quiet from those who may cause trouble for you. A partnership can work if you share the same mindset. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Form a good, working relationship with someone with enough clout to help you move to the next level. Consider making a lifestyle change that will fit into your future plans better than your current situation. Stop fighting against the odds. 3 stars

DEAR ABBY: My mom has recently retired and is spending a lot of time at our home. She’s constantly doing things -- emptying the washer, drying dishes. Anything that is untouched for a few minutes she’ll get into. She also reorganizes our drawers and cabinets and thinks her way is best. She even remakes the children’s beds, which is part of their chores. She feels a bed needs to “air” for an hour after its occupant wakes up. When I tell her she doesn’t need to do it, she says she doesn’t mind -- but she’s missing the point. Mom is hurt because she feels I don’t appreciate her, and I am hurt that she doesn’t respect my rules. I’m grateful for everything she does, but I would like her to visit with her grandchildren and enjoy her retirement while she’s at our home. What should I do? — FRUSTRATED IN AUDUBON, PA. DEAR FRUSTRATED: The problem isn’t that your mother doesn’t respect your rules. I suspect it’s that she has worked all her life and isn’t used to being idle. She may also feel so at home in your house that she automatically behaves as though she were in hers. Have a chat with her and try to reach a compromise. Your drawers and cabinets should be off limits, and the children should be permitted to fulfill their chores. But if emptying the washer and drying the

have spent the money. I am torn. Shouldn’t they have told me and perhaps offered to split that money? Or, since they bought the car, were all of its contents theirs? They got the car AND made $100 on the deal. — FUMING IN WASHINGTON STATE

Abigail Van Buren Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

dishes makes her happy, let her do it and thank her for her efforts. Your mother appears to be full of energy and have a lot of time on her hands. So why not encourage her to volunteer some of it at her church, a thrift store or a charity of her choosing? It will help her develop outside interests, meet new people and form some new friendships -- all of which will allow her less time to be “helping” you. o DEAR ABBY: My father died last year. Shortly after his funeral I sold his car to a friend in need for $200. Her husband let it slip a couple of days ago that they had discovered a cane tucked beneath the front seat with more than $300 stuffed inside. The bills had rotted, but they were able to take them to the bank and exchange them for new ones. They

DEAR FUMING: You call these people friends? This isn’t a matter of what would be right under the law. If they were true friends, they would have told you they had found the cane, in case it had sentimental value -- and offered you the contents as well. o DEAR ABBY: When someone I’m talking to starts to cry in front of me, I never know what to do. I often feel helpless. Should I hug the person? I usually end up just sitting there waiting for them to collect themselves. How can I comfort someone like this? — FEELING HELPLESS IN FLORIDA DEAR FEELING HELPLESS: Unless you know someone well, I do not recommend hugging. However, if there’s a tissue available, it would be a kindness to hand it over and tell the person you’re sorry he or she is hurting and if he or she needs to talk, you’re willing to listen.

ODDS AND ENDS 4-ton statue stolen from Utah motorcycle shop LINDON, Utah (AP) — Police say thieves must’ve used heavy equipment to make off with a 4-ton statue mounted outside a Utah motorcycle shop. Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore says a back-hoe or a crane likely was required to move the $100,000 sculpture depicting an old-time speed racer. Employees discovered it was missing from the Timpanogos Harley-Davidson store in Lindon, where it had been erected two years ago. Store manager Kandi Zamora says the granite block on which it was mounted also was missing.

Police: Ohio woman hit window over lack of nuggets TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio woman punched through a McDonald’s drive-through window because Chicken McNuggets weren’t available. Police were called Friday to the restaurant in Toledo. Police say 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was treated for injuries, then jailed. She pleaded not guilty to a vandalism charge. She was released on a recognizance bond and ordered not to have contact with the restaurant. The phone number for her home address isn’t listed.

No Kidding: Goats munch Christmas trees ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of Christmas trees in Arlington, Wash., not only were recycled, they became a meal for goats to munch on. KING-TV in Seattle says the trees were


MY ANSWER taken to the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary, where the evergreens were fed to about 38 goats.

Dad nabbed in kidnapping prank involving daughter COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana father and his 12-year-old daughter were arrested for an alleged practical joke that startled motorists on an interstate highway: The father allegedly drove his pickup truck with the girl sitting in the passenger seat — bound and gagged with duct tape. Authorities booked 45-year-old Tim Williams of Lacombe with criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released on bond. His daughter was cited for criminal mischief and released to her uncle. Motorists called authorities Wednesday after seeing the phony kidnapping in progress. Several motorists boxed in Williams’ moving pickup on Interstate 12 near Covington until police caught up with them.

Police: Man locks up grandma to shoot fireworks ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a man of locking up his sickly 86-year-old grandmother on New Year’s Day so he could go outside and light off fireworks. According to a criminal complaint, the 21-year-old locked his grandmother in her room about 15 minutes before midnight. The woman is on oxygen and has to take medication regularly for a congenital heart disease, but both the machine and medicine were located in the kitchen. The woman had to call police from a life alert system inside her bedroom because Leder allegedly wouldn’t let her out. See answer, page 2A

The objective of the game is to fill all the blank squares in a game with the correct numbers. n Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order n Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order n Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9

Billy Graham Send your queries to “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201

Learn faith from Mary Q: How much do you think Mary understood when Jesus was born? Do you think she realized who He was and what would happen to Him when He grew up? If so, it must have been very difficult for her. -- Mrs. A.C. A: Mary understood from the beginning that God had chosen her to be the one through whom His Son would be born into the world. The angel’s announcement made this clear: “You will be with child and give birth to a son. ... He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:31-32). Did Mary understand what this meant? Did she realize that one day He would be nailed to a cross and shed His blood for our salvation, and then be raised from the dead and ascend into Heaven? The Bible doesn’t tell us in detail -- but it does suggest that she only gradually realized the full truth. For example, when Jesus was 12, He became separated from Mary and Joseph during a trip to Jerusalem. Later, they found Him in the Temple listening to the teachers of the Scriptures and asking them questions. He told Mary and Joseph that He needed to be there because it was His Father’s house, “But they did not understand what he was saying to them” (Luke 2:50). Surely Mary’s heart must have been breaking as she stood at the foot of the cross and watched Him die. Learn from Mary what it means to have faith -- faith in God’s Word, and faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Learn too from her what it means to follow Him, even when the future isn’t clear and the pathway seems dark. Ahead was the cross -- but also the empty tomb.

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S H O P T H E C L A S S I F I E D S 001 Legals IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION LEE COUNTY 09sp226 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JEFFREY T. PHILLIPS AND MICHELLE Y. PHILLIPS DATED JANUARY 26, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1069 AT PAGE 488 IN THE LEE COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:30 AM on March 22, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Lee County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT 58 as shown on the map entitled, "Final Plat Map for West Landing Phase 2", dated January 20, 2002 by Bracken & Associates under the direction and supervision of Robert J. Bracken, PLS, which map is recorded in Plat Cabinet 9, Slide 89-B, Lee County Registry and to which map reference is hereby made. And Being more commonly known as: 1508 Windjammer Ct, Sanford, NC 27330 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Jeffrey T. Phillips and Michelle Y. Phillips. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty re-

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lating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale.

thority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 3:00 PM on January 19, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Lee County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

BEING all of Lot No. 70, Whispering Pines Subdivision, as shown on map recorded in Plat Cabinet 3, Slide 250 (formerly Map Book 11, Page 70), Lee County Registry. Reference to said map is hereby made for a more perfect description.

And Being more commonly known as: SPECIAL NOTICE 3620 Baker Dr, SanFOR LEASEHOLD ford, NC 27330 TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in The record owner(s) the property, be ad- of the property, as revised that an Order flected on the records for Possession of the of the Register of property may be isDeeds, is/are Robert sued in favor of the N. Wofford. purchaser. Also, if your lease began or The property to be ofwas renewed on or af- fered pursuant to this ter October 1, 2007, be notice of sale is being advised that you may offered for sale, transterminate the rental fer and conveyance agreement upon 10 "AS IS, WHERE IS." days written notice to Neither the Trustee the landlord. You nor the holder of the may be liable for rent note secured by the due under the agreedeed of trust, being ment prorated to the foreclosed, nor the ofeffective date of the ficers, directors, attermination. torneys, employees, agents or authorized The date of this Norepresentative of eitice is December 21, ther Trustee or the 2009. holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions ex09-117255 isting in, on, at or reGrady Ingle lating to the property Substitute Trustee being offered for 8520 Cliff Cameron sale. Any and all reDrive, Suite 300 sponsibilities or liaCharlotte, NC 28269 bilities arising out of (704) 333-8107 or in any way relathttp://shapiroattor- ing to any such tion expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all EXECUTOR NOprior liens and enTICE cumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessHAVING qualified as ments including but Executor of the estate not limited to any of Malcolm C. Jack- transfer tax associatson, deceased, late of ed with the forecloLee County, North sure. A deposit of Carolina, this is to five percent (5%) of notify all persons the amount of the bid having claims against or seven hundred fifthe estate of said dety dollars ($750.00), ceased to present whichever is greater, them to the under- is required and must signed within three be tendered in the months from January form of certified 5th, 2010 or this nofunds at the time of tice will be pleaded in the sale. This sale bar of their recovery. will be held open ten All persons indebted days for upset bids as to said estate please required by law. Folmake immediate pay- lowing the expiration ment. This 5th, day of of the statutory upset January, 2010. period, all remaining Patricia J. Kelly amounts are IMME650 Salem Church DIATELY DUE AND Road OWING. Failure to Sanford, NC, 27330 remit funds in a timeand ly manner will result Debra J. Thomas in a Declaration of 1619 Firetower Road Default and any deSanford, NC, 27330 posit will be frozen Executor/trix pending the outcome of the estate of of any re-sale. Malcolm C. Jackson (1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26) SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in OF NORTH the property, be adCAROLINA vised that an Order SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION for Possession of the property may be isLEE COUNTY sued in favor of the 09sp327 purchaser. Also, if your lease began or IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE was renewed on or afOF A DEED OF ter October 1, 2007, be TRUST EXECUTED advised that you may terminate the rental BY ROBERT N. WOFagreement upon 10 FORD AND ELLA H. WOFFORD DATED days written notice to the landlord. You DECEMBER 8, 1998 AND RECORDED IN may be liable for rent BOOK 657 AT PAGE due under the agree868 IN THE LEE ment prorated to the effective date of the COUNTY PUBLIC termination. REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA The date of this Notice is December 17, 2009. NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and au-

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09-120059 Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 Legal Notice State of North Carolina County of Lee The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Joseph John DeSanto, Deceased, the undersigned notifies all person, firms, and corporations having claims against said Estate to present them to J. Hunter Stovall. Resident Process Agent and Attorney for Estate, as set forth below, on or before the 5th day of April, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate, please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This 5th, Day of January, 2010. Brenda Erickson Executor of the Estate of Joseph John DeSanto 28 Johnson Drive Belle Mead, NJ 08502

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sons, firms and corThis the ___ porations having day of December, claims against the Es2009. tate to present them to the undersigned on or before March 16, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebtAlan B. Powell, ed to said estate N.C.S.B. No. 17555 please make immediate payment. Payments and claims Christopher C. Finan, should be presented N.C.S.B. No. 27820 to ROBERT B. GILLELAND, Attorney at Attorneys Law, 1410 Elm for Street/P.O. Box 1045, Plaintiff Sanford, NC 27330. Notice To Creditors NORTH CAROLINA Michael R. Poe GUILFORD qualified on DecemCOUNTY ber 10, 2009, as a PerIN THE GENERAL sonal Representative COURT OF JUSTICE of the Estate of Reid SUPERIOR COURT M. Poe, late of Lee DIVISION County, North 09-CVS-1987 Carolina. This is to notify all persons, FIRST AMERICAN firms and TITLE INSURANCE corporations having COMPANY, claims against the state to present them to the undersigned on Plaintiff, or before March 16, 2010. or this notice v. will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All MACK D. JACKSON persons, firms and a/k/a MACK DOUG- corporations indebtLAS JACKSON a/k/a ed to said estate M. DOUGLAS JACK- please make immediSON d/b/a GUILate payment. PayFORD-RANDOLPH ments and claims PSYCHOLOGICAL should be presented ASSOCIATES, to Eddie S. Winstead III, Attorney at Law, Defendant. 1410 Elm Street/ P.O. Box 1045, S NOTICE OF anford NC 27330 PUBLICATION

J. Hunter Stovall Resident Process Agent and To: MACK D. JACKAttorney for the EsSON a/k/a MACK tate P.O. Box 536 DOUGLAS JACKSON a/k/a M. DOUGLAS Southern Pines, NC JACKSON d/b/a 28388 GUILFORD-RANNOTICE TO DOLPH PSYCHOCREDITORS LOGICAL ASSOCIATES, Defendant in Having qualified as the above-referenced Executrix of the Esaction: tate of Horace Jerry Howard by the Clerk Take Notice of Superior Court of that a pleading seekLee County, this is to ing relief in which notify all persons you have been named having claims against as a defendant has said Estate to present been filed in the them fully itemized above-entitled action. and verified to the The nature of relief undersigned on or bebeing sought is as folfore March 30, 2010, lows: which date is three (3) months from the 1. On August 9, 1999, a first publication of certain judgment was this Notice. Any entered against Jackclaims not presented son in the Superior on or before that date Court of Randolph will be barred. All County, file number persons indebted to 99 CVS 729 in the tothe Estate of the detal amount of ceased are hereby re$50,702.60, together quested to make with attorneys fees prompt settlement and costs totaling with the undersigned. $3,395.62 (hereinafter the “Judgment”). 2. The Judgment was Nancy Elizadocketed in Randolph beth Howard County on August 16, 1999 in judgment Book 61, Page 174 in Executrix of the Randolph County the Estate of Horace public records. Jerry Howard c/o Margaret A. Lorenz, Attorney

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3. First American is the present owner and holder of the Judgment by assignment.

100 Announcements 110 Special Notices

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370 Home Repair L.C Harell Home Improvement Decks, porches, buildings repair remodel & electrical Interior-Exterior Quality Work at affordable prices. Senior Discount No job to small or to large (919)770-3853

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less 2 - 6FT Neoprene Storage Cabinets $60 Each & 7 ft Metal Shelving $50 919-499-2432 32’’ Sharp CRT TV with remote 5 years old $100. Hall Tree Table 6 FT with mirror $75 919-499-1650 Black Dansko Clogs, Closed Back, Size 36 (6-7) $50 Nearly Brand New 776-0569 - 353-1287 Green sofa- $35.00 2-4 drawer file cabinets $15.00 each computer (complete with tower, etc.) $100.00 computer desk, floor mat and chair- $80.00 (exc. condition) Call Margaret at 775-9719 or Joyce at 499-7025.

675 Pets/Animals CKC Pure Breed Chihuahuas Blues & Chocolates $300 Each Call Janet 910-639-9902 *Pets/Animals Policy: Three different (Pet) ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

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695 Wanted to Buy Looking to purchase small timber tracts. Fully insured. Call 919-499-8704

Experienced Embroidery Supervisor Kenmore Console Need Exp Embroidery suHumidifier $25. Bed 700 pervisor for a growing Gaurd Rails, Two, $5 Each. embr business in Central Rentals 776-0235 NC. Must have min of 5 yrs Solid Oak Frame Sofa and exp, fluent with Barudan 720 and Tajima machines. Must Chair Burgundy, Green & Beige Striped Cushions For Rent - Houses be self-motivated, detail oriFrom home with ented and production mind1 BR Small Furnished no children and no pets. ed. Email resume to Excellent Condition $150 House 7 miles South of Sanford No Pets 919-837-2342 After 6pm 499-1428 Full and Part Time Sales Washer & Dryer $100 Associates Needed Each, Beige Cushioned 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Experienced Preferred but Couch $100. Adcock Rentals not Necessary Send reply All in Great Condition 774-6046 to The Sanford Herald 919-499-8634 PO Box 100 Sanford NC 919-353-1496 27331 #03461 3BR 1.5 Bath Brick House with Car Port Fenced in 605 Back Yard $700/mo Looking For Plumbers Miscellaneous $750/Dep Serious & Plumbers Helpers Inquiries 775-2745 Experienced w/ Copper HAVING A Pipes. Work Will Last For YARD SALE? 3BR, 1 BA, NEW roof, Approx. 1 Year HVAC, flooring, paint and The DEADLINE for Fax: 334-289-8132 stove. 1298 Hooker St. Ads is 2 P.M. Movie Extras to stand in the $500/mo plus sec. dep. the day PRIOR backgrounds of a major 919-444-9546 to publication. film production. All looks PREPAYMENT IS House For Rent 3BR 2BA needed. Earn up to REQUIRED FOR Renovated Jonesboro Area $150/day. Experience not YARD SALE ADS. Good Credit Required required. Call THE SANFORD HERALD, $800/mo 774-8033 877-577-2952. CLASSIFIED DEPT. LG 3BR 2 Full Bath Home Need Help In Convenience 718-1201 or for Rent. Appliances Store. Experience Preferred. 718-1204 included. Close to BroadGood Working Conditions. Need a Kerosene Heater! way. $800/mo plus DeposWant Non-Smoker. Work Call Solid Rock Community it. For info 910-709-1910 Hours 6-2 or 2-11. 919Church 498-0608 THE SANFORD HERALD 775-9939 TAX PREPARERS: CPA makes every effort to follow firm seeks EXPERIENCED HUD guidelines in rental 615 business & individual tax advertisements placed by Appliances preparers for part & full our advertisers. We reserve time positions. Please send the right to refuse or Appliance Repair - all resume to: PO Box 480; change ad copy as brands. Free estimate.All Southern Pines, NC 28388 work guaranteed. Call Mr. necessary for or fax to (910)246-0661 HUD compliances. Paul anytime 258-9165. We offer • BOLD print

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425 Help Wanted Child Care

640 Firewood FIREWOOD Seasoned or Green 3/4 ton pickup load $80 a load/$90 stacked Dump Truck Load also Available 258-9792 499-8972 Fire Wood Mixed Hardwoods Full Size Pick Up Split & Delivered $85 499-1617/353-9607

West Sanford Home For Rent 4BR 2.5 Bath LG Screened In Back Porch Nice Neighborhood New Fridge, New Paint and Carpet, Excellent Condition $1200/month Call Eddie (919)708-2036

730 For Rent Apts/Condos


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960 Statewide Classifieds

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800 Real Estate 820 Homes *Houses/Mobile Homes/Real Estate Policy: One (house) per household per year at the “Family Rate”.Consecutive different locations/addresses will be billed at the “Business Rate”.


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DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED All real estate advertising in Up to .41 CPM. Home this newspaper is subject to Time. Benefits. OTR Experithe Federal Fair Housing ence Required. No felonies. Act 1968 which makes it Top earner potential illegal to advertise “any $69,000. Carrier since preference, limitation or dis1928! 800-441-4271, x crimination based on race, NC-100 color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intenCDL A TEAM Drivers with tion to make any such prefHazmat. Split $0.68 for all erence, limitation or dismiles. O/OP teams paid crimination.” $1.40 for all miles. Up to This newspaper will not $1500 Bonus. 1-800-835knowingly accept any 9471. advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are ATTENTION: SOLO DRIVhereby informed that all ERS! Schneider National dwellings advertised in this has regional truckload opnewspaper available on an portunities available right equal opportunity basis. now in North Carolina. To complain of discriminaWe've got more of what tion call 919-733-7996 you're after. Weekly Home (N.C. Human Relations time, Average length of Commission). haul 300-400 miles. 95% No Touch Freight. Call 830 800-44-Pride. Apply online: Mobile Homes CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

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900 Miscellaneous 960 Statewide Classifieds

DRIVER- CDL-A. Attention Flatbed Drivers! Steady Freight & Miles. Limited Tarping. Paycheck deposited to ComData Card, $25 Bonus for every clean DOT inspection. Must have TWIC Card or apply within 30 days of hire. Western Express. Class A CDL, 22 years old, 1 year experience. 866-863-4117. By Invitation Only...Drivers Wanted! Where: Cypress Truck Lines. When: Now! What: Great Pay & Benefits! How: CDL-A & 2 years experience. RSVP: 800545-1351.

1 BR APT. Great Location Small Clean Launderette on ABSOLUTE AUCTIONSight Water Included Immediate Opening for Trustee Foreclosure. Wed$315/mon. $250/Dep. Firewood, 16 inch split Lead Teachers w/child care nesday, January 20 at No Hookups for Washer & oak, delivered & stacked credentials I & II. Top pay 12:00 noon on site. VILDrye NO PETS Credit truck load. $50 Lost black & white female for those w/Associates in LAGE OF PINEHURST - Unit Check Available Now !!! 498-4852 - 258-9360 cat, named Socks, 1 year Early Childhood Education. Jefferson Manor Apartments 254. 1,448 sf Condo - Furold, lost on Stuart Drive. AIRLINES ARE HIRING910-528-1731Margeret nished. See Website for 919-774-4733 Call: 919-776-1999 or Train for high paying AviaMosley 910-528-1727 Previews and more informaFor Sale: Split Fire Wood Office in Al’s Sale Store 775-9768. tion Maintenance Career. tion: Walker Commercial Will Deliver No Load too building across the street. 470 FAA approved program. FiServices, Inc. (540) 344big or small 919-548-9618 190 nancial aid if qualified. Help Wanted Lifeline Recovery Mission Appletree Apartments 6160. Yard Sales Housing available. Call (NCAL#8878) (OldSanford Motel US#1S.) Medical/Dental Rent Special! 2 br apts, Aviation Institute of Mainte$495/mo. 919-774-0693. Ask about our nance (888) 349-5387. Full time RN position in a 650 YARD SALE SPECIAL 52 bed facility, performing RESTAURANTRita's Canti8 lines/2 days* quality assurance, wound Household/Furniture na, 22 Garfield St., AsheFORECLOSED ONLINE care, and MDS responsibili- Lazy Boy Sofa & Loveseat, ville (Biltmore Exit off I-40). HOME AUCTION. 800+ ties. Hours are M-F, 8amCandlewood Apts Bank Liquidation. 06 and (Both Recline) Dark Green, Get a FREE “kit”: Homes. Bids Open 1/11. 4:30pm. MDS experience $450-$675 1-3BDS later equipment. WednesExc. Condtion w/ 2 Oak 6 signs, 60 price stickers, Open House: 1/3, 9 & 10. required. Excellent benefits End Tables. Pay $2,200 for Adcock Rentals day, January 13 at 10 a.m. 6 arrows, marker, inventory View Full Listings & Details: and competitive salary com- all asking $600 everything 774-6046 919-545-0412. www.Rogsheet, tip sheet! REDC. mensurate with experience. 919-258-9712/353-7446 NCFL7360. *Days must be consecutive Brkr 20400. Send resume or apply at: N. Horner Blvd, Lee Cty Nursing & Rehab Rain, Burn, & Feed barrels 1 bedroom apt. $ 375. 714 Westover Drive 660 HOME IMPROVEMENT for sale Plastic & Steel. AUCTION: BIDDERS Deposit/References Sanford, NC 27330 AUCTION- Saturday, Janu311 Kids Lane off Poplar Sporting Goods/ CHOICE- 2 NEW Ocean (919)356-4687 ary 16 at 10 a.m., 201 S. Springs Church Rd. Health & Fitness Front Homes, Isle of Palms, Central Ave., Locust, NC. call 718- 1138 or Short Stay? SC. JANUARY 30 WILL Patient scheduling Granite Tops, Cabinet Sets, 919-721-1548. GOT STUFF? Try Candlewood Apts. SELL above $3.5m each coordinator-Full Time. Doors, Carpet, Tile, HardAdcock Rentals CALL CLASSIFIED! 8% BP. Mike Harper, Pinehurst dental practice 200 wood, Bath Vanities, Com774-6046 SCAL3728. 843-729SANFORD HERALD is seeking an energetic posite Decking, Lighting, Transportation 4996. www.HarperAucperson to coordinate CLASSIFIED DEPT., Name Brand Tools. NC 740 patient care and insurance 718-1201 or Sales Tax applies. 240 benefits. Applicants must For Rent - Mobile 718-1204. LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS have good communication Cars - General 704-507-1449. Homes WANTED. We buy or marskills, basic accounting 665 NCAF5479 ket development lots. Mounskills, and the ability to 1979 International 2 & 3 Bedroom Trailers For Musical/Radio/TV tain or Waterfront Commultitask in a fun, School Bus Rent, All Refurbished, OliAUCTION- COURT AUmunities in NC, SC, AL, fast- paced environment. $1,800 OBO via Area, For More InforCLASSIFIED SELLS! THORIZED. Tarheel TracGA and FL. Call 800-455Benefits, six weeks of time 919-498-3030 mation Contact James at “CALL TODAY, tor, 2566 Hickory Blvd. SE, 1981, Ext.1034. off. Please send or 919-478-4108 919-935-9116 SELL TOMORROW” Lenoir, NC. Saturday, Janudrop off your resume in perSanford Herald ary 23, 10:00 AM. ExcaAutomobile Policy: Three Your ad can be delivered For Rent: Mobile Homeson to: 15 Aviemore Dr., Classified Dept., vator, work truck, mowers, different automobile ads per to over 1.7 million North small 2 bedrooms, washer Pinehurst, NC 28374 718-1201 or 718etc. Gary Boyd Auction, household per year at the Carolina homes from the & dryer, no pets. “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, 1204 NCAL#2750. 704-982doorstep to the desktop 919-776-4836. billing will be at the 5633. www.garyboydauc600 with one order! Call this “Business Rate”. 675 North of Sanford Merchandise newspaper to place your Pets/Animals Small 2BR/1BA,$345/mo., 255 25-word ad in 114 NC Small 2BR 2BA $400/mo. newspapers and on Need Help Finding a Sport Utilities 601 DONATE YOUR VEHICLENO PETS! 919-770-2246 for couple that were selling Receive $1000 Grocery Bargain Bin/ or 919-499-7530. only $330. Or visit CLASSIFIED DEADBeagel puppies out of the Coupon. United Breast $250 or Less back of a truck 4 or 5 LINE: 2:00 PM Cancer Foundation. Free Single Wide Trailer years ago at the old DAY BEFORE Mammograms, Breast CanNear Jonesboro *“Bargain Bin” ads are free for cer info: PUBLICATION. (2:00 five consecutive days. Items must Wal-Mart parking lot. We 2BR, 2BA - Appli. bought a red beagle from Free Towing, Tax Deducti$500/mo total $250 or less, and the price pm Friday for them and have a friend that must be included in the ad. Sat/Sun ads). Sanwants one. Information Multiple items at a single price ford Herald, Classiabout this couple will be (i.e., jars $1 each), and animals/pets do not qualify. fied Dept., appreciated. One free “Bargain Bin” ad per Please call Walt 718-1201 or household per month. 919-247-3628 718-1204


4. After crediting any Van Camp, Meacham amounts paid, the De& Newman, PLLC fendant is justly indebted to the Plaintiff in the sum of P. O. Box $50,702.60, plus inter1389 est from and after August 16, 1999 at the legal rate of 8% per anPinehurst, num, together with NC 28374 attorneys fees and Notice To Creditors costs totaling $3,395.62, plus the Carl W. Beal qualicosts of this action. fied on December 10, 2009 as Personal Rep- 5. That Plaintiff have resentative of the Esand recover of Detate of Mavis M. Beal, fendant Jackson, the late of Lee County, sum of $50,702.60, North Carolina. This plus interest from is to notify all perand after August 16, sons, firms and cor- 1999 at the rate of 8% porations having per annum, together claims against the Eswith attorneys fees tate to present them and costs totaling to the undersigned on $3,395.62; and or before March 16, 2010, or this notice 6. That the costs of will be pleaded in bar this action be taxed of their recovery. All against the Defendperson, firms and corant; and porations indebted to said estate please make immediate pay- 7. You are required to ment. Payments and make defense to such claims should be prepleading no later sented to Robert B. than February 14, Gilleland, Attorney at 2010, said date being Law, 1410 Elm 40 days from the first Street/PO BOX 1045, publication of this Sanford NC 27330 noNOTICE TO tice, or from the date complaint is filed, CREDITORS 300 whichever is later, MARY CAROL and upon your failure Businesses/Services to do so the party LEWIS qualified on seeking service December 10, 2009, as 315 against you will apPersonal RepresentaElderly/In-Home ply to the court for tive of the Estate of Care the relief sought. WILLIAM L. LEWIS, late of Lee County, Live in home care provider North Carolina. This needed. Free room & is to notify all perboard. (718)638-1984

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