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Stores press for fee help Kangaroo, others say swipe fees inevitably passed on to consumers owners, petitions are showing up on counters across the area asking customers to support an effort to lower credit and debit card swiping fees. When a credit or debit card is used in a transaction, swipe fees are charged by

By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

FIFTH-RANKED DUKE FALLS TO GEORGIA TECH ON THE ROAD Gani Lawal scored 21 points, including a crucial shot with just over a minute remaining, and No. 20 Georgia Tech bounced back from a dismal loss with a 71-67 upset of the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Saturday to avoid an 0-2 start in conference play Page 1B

SANFORD — Local convenience stores are hoping for customer support in fighting credit card fees. As part of a nationwide effort by convenience store

the cardholder’s bank to the retailer’s bank and passed on to the retailer, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores, which includes more than 10,000 retailers.

ONLINE n For more information, go to www.fightswipefees.com or www. nacsonline.com.

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SENATE LEADER REID APOLOGIZES FOR 2008 CAMPAIGN REMARK Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying Barack Obama should seek — and could win — the White House because Obama was a “light skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” Page 11A

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Daniel Lewis, 15, checks the pressure on the snow machine he built outside of his home in Sanford on Friday. Lexis hopes to one day make snow on a ski slope.

Only snow in Sanford Friday came from sophomore’s snow machine By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

CIA BOMBER TAPE CONFIRMS PAKISTAN TALIBAN INVOLVED In a video broadcast after his death, the Jordanian suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees sits cross-legged on the floor next to the new chief of the Pakistani Taliban, confirming the group was behind the brazen attack in eastern Afghanistan Page 14A

STATE PRIEST ARRESTED FOR MOLESTATION A Catholic priest in North Carolina has been charged with molesting a boy in Brunswick County. Multiple media outlets report that the Rev. Edgar Sepulveda of Beulaville was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree sexual offense and sexual battery Page 9A

LIFESTYLES COMPANY USES PRESIDENT AS PITCHMAN IN BILLBOARD A larger-than-life President Barack Obama became a presidential pitchman Wednesday on a Times Square billboard that used his photo without permission Page 8B

Vol. 80, No. 8 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

SANFORD — It may not have snowed elsewhere in Sanford, but some of the white stuff can be found in Daniel Lewis’ front yard. Lewis, a 15-year-old sophomore at Lee County High School, built his own snow machine using

plywood, hoses and an air compressor. The teen, who’s a big fan of skiing, said he’s always had an interest in snow and found plans to make the machine on the Internet. On Friday afternoon, an inch or two of snow covered a portion of the front yard, which took Lewis four to five hours of running the

snow machine each night since Jan. 3. “I wanted somehow to make it snow,” he said. Lewis said he was “very disappointed” that it didn’t snow Thursday night as weather reports predicted it might. The rain that ended up coming through actu-

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“The chance to be able to play in snow in the South is a rarity, so they really enjoyed themselves.” — JENNIFER DECOCK — Neighbor of Daniel Lewis, whose snow machine has been a hit with her children

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

D.A.’S OFFICE

What happened in 2009?

Progam to help victims of bad checks

By BOB JOYCE Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce

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n Lee County, our unemployment rate 12 months ago was 10.1 percent. Today, 13.6 percent of our workforce, which numbers just over 25,800, is looking for a job. Joyce During the past year, more people were out of work in Lee County than

HAPPENING TUESDAY n Rehearsals for Lee County Community Orchestra will resume from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Music Room at Lee County High School, located at 1708 Nash St. Call 7764628 for more information. New musicians are welcome. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

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Chamber President at any time in the last 35 years. Since December of 2008, $36.7 million in unemployment benefits have been paid in Lee County … $45.5 in Harnett County. (Imagine where our citizens and merchants would be

without this benefit.) Construction and manufacturing jobs were the hardest hit areas of our local economy; however, our community remains a leader in North Carolina in the percentage of people in high-wage factory jobs. Retail sales declined during the year although detailed statistics are not yet available for the Christmas season. Most analysts believe that when final figures are in, we will see a modest one percent growth

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By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — District Attorney Susan Doyle has announced a new program that helps victims in worthless check cases receive their money and offenders to pay their debts without facing criminal punishment. The program only recently

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INDEX

More Weather, Page 14A

OBITUARIES

BILLY LIGGETT

Sanford: Alvis Goldston, 68; Frank Jackson Sr., 81; Darrell Keeter, 57; Goldree Hughes, 79; Warren Wicker, 61; Bobby J. McKendell, 67

The editor talks television, including Conan O’Brien’s short life on “Tonight Show”

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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY n The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room in Pittsboro. n The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building.

TUESDAY n The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro. n The Moore County Airport Authority will meet at 10 a.m. at the Airport Terminal Building, Highway 22, Pinehurst. n The Lee County Board of Education will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Lee County Government Building. n The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its next monthly meeting at Tony’s Seafood. he meeting, which will be in combination with the Democratic Women, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Birthdays LOCAL: LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Wilma Barker, Savanna McKendal, Monai Asriel Greene, Ebony Nicole Davis, Savannah Brown, Ashley Kaitlyn Abel, Phyllis Burns Setzer, Doris Clapp Thomas, Kalah Davis, David Tudor, Terikue VanDunk, Kaley Carroll, Caleb Carpenter, Chad Patterson, Jasmine Gill, Ann J. Marks, Ce’Vaun Kinney, Jarvis McNeill, Barbara Bush, Raynell B. Hagans, John Thomas Clark, Frances Stutts, Jason Yow and Krista Michelle Thomas. And to those celebrating Monday, especially Connor Jackson Murphy, Briana Renee Johnson, Jonathan Guevara-Badillo, Tylor Austin Hall, Anthony McCormick, Solomon T. McAuley, Jerry Chesney, Shannon Chesney, Vernicia McKoy, Nathaniel McLean, Ashton Oldham, Parker Seth Oldham, James Ellis, Tim Thomas, Sarina Pearson, Ericka Dannielle Wright, Myra Waddell, Louise Harris, Jamale Lundy and Marie Perry. CELEBRITIES: Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is 72. Singer Rod Stewart is 65. Singer Pat Benatar is 57. Race car driver and IndyCar team owner Bobby Rahal is 57. Singer Shawn Colvin is 54. Actor Evan Handler is 49. Rock singer Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 46. Actress Trini Alvarado is 43. Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) is 31. Actress Sarah Shahi is 30.

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The senior class of Deep River High School was to present three one-act plays. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Steve Cotten, Emma Kelly, Martha Johnson, Jimmy Poindexter, Clifford Stewart, Billy Kirby, Doris Womble, Jack Sineath, Fletcher Williams, director Annie Ruth Millikin, (second row) director Clyde Watson, Mike Johnson, Pat Johnson, Carolyn Harrington, Paulette Mitchell, Steve Hiller, Roger Cox, Sandra Clifton, Dotty Holder, Tommy Wicker, (back row) Linda Hedgpeth, Brenda Parrish, Martha Causey, Brenda Perkinson, Ruby LaSalvia, Phyllis Harrington, Linda Parrish, Janet Thomas and Frances Hall. This photograph appeared in the May 1, 1964, Herald.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING n United Way of Lee County is now accepting funding applications for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Applications are available at leecountyunitedway.org and must be submitted no later than Monday, February 1. All requests are evaluated by community volunteers, who make funding recommendations based on the United Way’s current priorities. For information, call 919.776.5823. n Signups are being held for Chatham Citizens College, which begins Feb. 4 and runs seven consecutive Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. Apply online at http://www.chathamcitizens.org and see Citizens College sidebar, or contact info@chathamcitizens.org or call Rita Spina at 919.932.3132.

TUESDAY n A Novel Approach Book Club will meet at noon at the Enrichment Center. n Rehearsals for Lee County Community Orchestra will resume from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Music Room at Lee County High School, located at 1708 Nash St. Call 7764628 for more information. New musicians are welcome. n The Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n Lee County Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive. To schedule an appointment, contact the Lee County Red Cross Chapter at (919) 774-6857. n The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its next monthly meeting on t Tony’s

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This day in history: On Jan. 10, 1860, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapsed, trapping hundreds in the rubble; during rescue efforts, a fire broke out — up to 145 people, mostly female workers from Scotland and Ireland, perished. In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect. In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. In 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden. In 1967, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat. In 1978, the Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut 6 space laboratory. In 1980, former AFL-CIO president George Meany died in Washington, D.C., at 85.

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WEDNESDAY n Living with Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n A Veterans Remembrance Group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. Douglas Roe, an artist and former Air Force pilot, will share his experiences and will display his paintings of various planes. For more information, call 776-0501, Ext. 201. n The Lee County Library offers story time at 10 a.m. The program is designed for children up to 2 and lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Story times may include books, finger plays, puppets, movement, songs, flannel board stories, crafts and a movie depending on the theme and the age group. n The Central Carolina Paddlers canoe and kayak club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Fellowship Center at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford. Sheriffs Officer, Jonathan

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THURSDAY n The Arthritis Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Knecht from Knecht Chiropractic. He will be sharing information about Fibromyalgia and how this debilitating disease effects your body and lifestyle. n The Grancare Luncheon, for grandparents ad other relatives raising grandchildren, will be held at noon at the Enrichment Center. Registration requested, call 7760501, ext. 230. n The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3and up, and lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Story times may include books, finger plays, puppets, movement, songs, flannel board stories, crafts and a movie depending on the theme and the age group.

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ChathamArts series will open Jan. 29 with ‘Rhett and Link’ documentary

Water rights on state agenda

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PITTSBORO — Wacky Lillington, a North Carolina-based filmmakers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal have memorialized the moment they met and the school teacher’s class in which it happened in their documentary “Looking for Ms. Locklear.� Deciding to take a humorous swipe at the new year, the ChathamArts’ Sustainable Cinema Series kicks off Jan. 29 with a special screening of the documentary. McLaughlin and Neal, who have won wide acclaim and massive audiences for their Web videos, music and comedy, will be on hand for a lively postfilm discussion. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Fearrington Village Barn on U.S. 15501 in Chatham County midway between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill. Special Event Admission is $10 at the door or online at: chathamarts.org. (919) 542-0394. The two filmmakers have been friends since meeting in Locklear’s first-grade classroom in Buies Creek. During the summer of 2006 they decided to search for their beloved teacher, relying

solely on face-to-face contacts. No Internet, no telephone. “Looking for Ms. Locklear� chronicles their journey, which led the lifelong buddies far from home and opened their eyes to Lumbee Indian culture in Pembroke. “Locklear� won the 2008 Southern Lens Award from South Carolina Public Television and the Audience Award of the Secret City & Ace Film Festivals. McLaughlin and Neal have developed a cult international following through their collection of more than 200 Rhett & Link Web videos. Their music videos, local commercials and sketches have been seen more than 25 million times, and have been featured on CNN, BBC, Fox News, NPR and TV Guide. The two also have written close to 100 comedy songs and have independently released four albums. Their classics include: “The Facebook Song,� “The Unicorn Rap� and “The American Idol Theme Song.� Their “Fast Food Folk Song� video for Taco Bell was among the Top 20 music videos watched on You Tube.

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Gov. Perdue disputes report on patrol leader

RALEIGH (MCT) — Gov. Bev Perdue on Thursday disputed reports in The News & Observer that said she found a long-ago extramarital affair by state Highway Patrol Commander Randy Glover irrelevant when it came to running the 1,800member force. Perdue posted on her blog that the newspaper “went too far when Dan Kane wrote, regarding a past affair by Highway Patrol Col. Randy Glover, that I ‘said the affair is irrelevant when it comes to Glover’s abilities to lead the Highway Patrol.’ This is not true, and Kane’s reporting on Col. Glover continues to be peppered with inaccuracies.� Perdue was responding to a report Thursday about the discipline of a trooper accused of an extramarital affair that police say triggered a confrontation in a Chatham County home. Trooper Anthony Scott was demoted and trans-

ferred. On Oct. 19, nearly four months after Perdue appointed Glover to lead the patrol, Glover acknowledged that he had been transferred to New Bern in 1987 after being caught in an extramarital affair. Three days later, in a telephone news conference, Perdue had this to say about the affair: “This is a man who is lieutenant colonel of the Highway Patrol. He had an affair nearly 25 years ago. He’s married with two beautiful little daughters, and I really, really am disappointed in this kind of journalism. “And did I disclose it? I will have to be very honest with you. I never once in any interview for any position ask anyone about their sexual preference, their sexual orientation or their past marital history. I didn’t figure it had a thing to do with the job they could do for the people of North Carolina.�

By RAY GRONBERG The Durham Herald-Sun

DURHAM — North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission is scheduled to consider next week a request from Durham and other local governments to open a new round of applications for share of the water from Jordan Lake. The request from the so-called Jordan Lake Partnership has backing from officials in the N.C. Division of Water Resources, who say the group seems committed to “finding a good regional approach� to the use of the massive reservoir. If the EMC goes along, it would be the fourth time since 1988 that the state has opened up the window for allocation requests. In previous rounds it’s divvied up rights to some 63 million gallons a day of Jordan’s water. Another 37 million gallons’ worth of daily supply capacity remains available for distribution. Durham and the local governments it’s working with are hoping to land a sizable piece of that. State regulators “are very excited we’re working collaboratively,� Water Management Director

Don Greeley told the City Council on Thursday. “Any individual allocation requests members submit, the whole partnership would support. In past requests, we were competing with one another.� Durham already controls the rights to 10 million gallons a day of Jordan’s water. It used them most recently at the height of the 2007 drought, obtaining the water via Cary’s treatment plant when the city’s reservoirs at Lake Michie and Little River ran low. Greeley said work on new connections to Cary that would allow Durham to draw its full 10 million gallon daily allotment is well along. Upgrades to a pump station off Davis Drive are complete, new lines along N.C. 55 are due to be finished this month and a link along N.C. 54 should be finished in March. Come spring, contractors will also start work on closing a gap in the lines along Alston Avenue that will help both Durham and Cary by ensuring Cary’s system doesn’t have pressure problems when Durham is drawing its full allocation of Jordan water, Greeley said. The Jordan partnership,

This is notice that Lee County Schools will hold a pre-bid conference for lawn care services on Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:30 P.M. at the Maintenance Department, 2000 Nash Street. Pre-bid conference attendance is required to be considered an eligible bidder. Bid packets may be picked up at the Lee County Schools’ Maintenance Department, 2000 Nash Street at the prebid conference on January 14, 2010. Sealed bid opening will be held at the Lee County Schools’ Maintenance Department, 2000 Nash Street on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 1:30 P.M.

said. Regulators intend to ask Durham and other communities that already have rights to Jordan water to explain why they should be allowed to keep them, even if they’re not planning on asking for more. The state did the same thing in the 2000-02 allocation debate. Cary and Apex jointly control the largest existing share of lake water, worth some 32 million gallons a day. Chatham County has the rights to 6 million gallons a day. Holly Springs, Morrisville, Orange County, OWASA and Wake County hold smaller allocations. Greeley acknowledged that expanding use of the lake will likely require building another water intake and other facilities to treat and move water. The cost of that remains uncertain, “other than that it will be expensive,� he said, adding that officials hope this spring to commission preliminary engineering studies to come up with some figures. They also hope to “take advantage of some cost sharing� through the Jordan partnership to split up the eventual construction bills, Greeley said.

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Lawmen arrest 13 in Hoke neighborhood RAEFORD (MCT) — Willie McNatt awoke Wednesday morning to what sounded like cannon fire in her Harmony Heights neighborhood. At first, the 22-year resident of the mobile home community off Hobson Road thought she was hearing training exercises at nearby Fort Bragg. But McNatt soon learned that the noise wasn’t a training maneuver, and it wasn’t coming from Fort Bragg. It was right in her own neighborhood. More than 120 state, local and federal law enforcement officials seized drugs, weapons and money from at least 10 homes in the neighborhood in what is being considered one of the largest drug raids in Hoke County’s history, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. The raid ended in the arrest of 13 people who were working in connection with one another, Peterkin said.

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in addition to Durham, involves the governments of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Hillsborough and Pittsboro, plus Durham County, Wake County, Orange County, Chatham County, and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. Durham Deputy City Manager Ted Voorhees chairs the group. On Nov. 20, he filed the request to open the allocation process. The EMC is meeting next Thursday. Its Water Allocation Committee will first consider the request on Wednesday. The Jordan partnership has suggested that the state kick off the process by updating the watersupply plan now in place for the Cape Fear River basin. Once that’s done, local governments would use the data to shape their allocation requests. Division of Water Resources officials are anticipating that, partnership or no, an allocation debate will require a lot of time and effort. Given increasing growth pressures, “balancing the needs of the region is going to be more difficult� than it was in 1996 or 2000, the most recent times the EMC opened the process, they

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4A / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald OBITUARIES Alvis Goldston

SANFORD — Alvis Nathan Goldston, 68, of Sanford died Thursday (1/7/10) at the Durham VA Hospital in Durham. He was born July 21, 1941 to the late Staley and Allene Goldston in Chatham County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends at 146 Roberts Chapel Road in Goldston. Visitation will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Goldston, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by his daughter, Tasha Goldston of Washington, D.C.; one son, Anthony Goldston of Maryland; three sisters, Mary Hayes (Theodore), Helena Hooker (William) and Delphine Womack (James), all of Goldston; two brothers, Billy Goldston of Goldston and Timothy Goldston (Mary) of Raleigh; one aunt; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Frank Jackson Sr.

SANFORD — Frank Roland Jackson Sr., 81, of Sanford died Friday (1/8/10) at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. He was born Feb. 2, 1928 in Lee County to the late Luther Jackson and Carrie Lynn Wicker Jackson. He was a retired tobacco farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years, Virginia McGehee Jackson; a son, Stephen Ray Jackson; and a step-daughter, Carla Sue Westbrook. He is survived by his wife, Marcie Westbrook Jackson; five children, Doris Ann Day and husband Jerry Wayne of

Sanford, Frank Roland Jackson Jr. and wife Joyce Faye of Sanford, Kenneth Richard Jackson and wife Geraldine of Sanford, Lana Darlene Baker and husband Joseph Robert of Cameron and Belinda Faye Olive of Charlotte; three step-children, DeeRain Manning and wife Jane of Kinston, Timmy Westbrook of Kinston and Carlita Carillo and husband Danny of Sanford; 22 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Holder, Rev. Randy Buchanan and Rev. Troy Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Lemon Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.

Harvey Beard Jr. LILLINGTON — Harvey James Beard Jr., 54, of Lillington died Friday (1/8/10) at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. He was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Harvey James Sr. and Gertrude Wilburn Beard. He farmed for many years and then worked as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis and a sister, Virginia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at O’Quinn-Peebles. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Memorial Gardens in Lillington. The Rev. Carl Graham will officiate. Interment will be at Westview Memorial Gardens. He is survived by two sons, Harvey James Beard

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BROADWAY — Mildred Delores Dunford Lewis was born January 2, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia, formerly of Epperly Hill and Midway where she raised four children before moving to Broadway in 1985. Mildred passed away Jan. 8 following a long, brave battle with lung disease and cancer. Our most giving and loving, mother, sister, wife and friend slipped from our arms to enter forever peace. Mildred had the most vibrant personality and giving heart of any angel on earth. Without Mildred, our hearts are broken and our tears endless, but our memories and joys are immeasurable. Mildred’s quirky sense of humor, laughter and smile will never leave our memories. We will cherish every second spent with her and try to continue the Lewis dreams she had for all her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Mildred leaves behind on earth her husband Roy Lewis and three children Loren Lewis, Terena Lewis, Christina Lewis and a sister Debbie Dunford who she said was more like her daughter sometimes. Mildred had one brother Robert Dunford. Mildred is preceded in death by two of her children, Clifton Lewis and Brian Keith Lewis, her parents Sadie Lilly Dunford and Maynard Dunford. Mildred leaves behind 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One of Mildred’s greatest attributes was her life dedicated to caring for all of God’s creatures. Mildred never turned her back on anyone regardless of circumstances and without prejudice. Because of this Mildred was a godparent to many during her 68 years. A trait she proudly passed on to her family. Mildred was an avid supporter of no-kill pet shelters and fostered more animals than we can remember, every pet she fostered had a home even it was her own. Mildred’s final wishes were for her family to be together in her honor and to share in a celebration of her life in a private Christian setting. In lieu of flowers the family request you make donations in Mildred’s name to, Tails U Win Dog Rescue, 133 NE 37th St. Oak Island, NC 28465, tailsuwin@bellsouth.net Online condolences may be sent to the Lewis family at: www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com.

OLIVIA — James William Coble, 10, died Friday January 8, 2010 at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rogers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Curtis Norris and the Rev. John Sauls. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. James Coble was born August 31, 1999 in Lee County. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James “J.B.” and Erma Allen; paternal grandparents, Colene and William Morrison and Abbie Coble Jr.; one aunt Kathy Deaton; and one uncle, Mark Coble. Coble James Coble is survived by his parents Thomas “Tim” and Donna A. Coble; two sisters, Krystal Allen and Jessica and Ernest Daw; and brother Thomas Allen Coble Jr. “T.J.” all of Olivia; two nieces Kayla Allen and Debbie Daw; two nephews Hunter Daw and Christopher Daw; three aunts, Brenda Allen and Paul Weedon of Olivia, Maxine Neal of Olivia, and Marsha and Marvin Randall of Albemarle; and also by many cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, 2880 Slater Road Suite 105 Morrisville, NC 27560 or to the Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina 2315 Myron Drive Raleigh, NC 27607. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www. rogerspickard.com. Arrangements made by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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III and wife Tausha of Anderson Creek and son Jonathan Gene Beard of Anderson Creek; three grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Johnson of Bunnlevel; two brothers, Chester Beard and wife Connie of Lillington and William Beard of Southern Pines. Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’Quinn-

The Family of Mrs. Helen Hoke Hill would like to express their thanks to all their neighbors, friends, and the Rev. Mamie L. Hooker for all their kindness during our time of loss. We would also like to send a special thanks to the Liberty Commons & Staff, Hospice & Leslie Cox.

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Jean Mandel PITTSBORO — Jean Rosenthal Mandel of Pittsboro, formerly of Tuckahoe (Yonkers), N.Y., died Tuesday (1/5/10) at The Arbor at Galloway Ridge in Fearrington Village. She was the wife of the late Howard Mandel; long-time companion of Philip McIntosh; stepmother of Mark Mandel and Wendy Sue; grandmother of Roger Morehouse, Susannah Mandel and Jeremy Mandel. Jean worked in the advertising industry in New York for many years. Jean’s charitable interests involved children and animals. Contributions to UNICEF, your local children’s hospital, the World Wildlife Fund or your local Humane Society would be in keeping with her own charitable interests. Following cremation, entombment will be in the mausoleum of Ferncliff Cemetery in Harts-

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dale, N.Y. Arrangements are under the care of HallWynne Funeral Service & Cremation in Pittsboro. Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries.”

Darrell Keeter SANFORD — Darrell Wayne Keeter, 57, of Sanford died Saturday (1/9/10) at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was born in Halifax County on May 31, 1952, the son of the late Lockhart Keeter and Elsie Mae Mabrey. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ricky Keeter. He is survived by his wife Martha Champney Keeter of Sanford; one daughter, Crystal A. Keeter of Sanford; one son, Stephen McLemore of Sanford; two sisters, Brenda Machia and Kay Evilsizer both of Hampton, Va. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the home of Crystal Keeter, 3035 Edwards Road in Sanford. Arrangements made by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

William Abbs LILLINGTON — William “Bill” A. Abbs, 80, of Lillington died Friday (1/8/10) at his home. He was born in New York, the son of the late William Allan and Helen Evans Abbs. He worked as a machine technician for International Paper

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SANFORD — Goldree Owens Hughes, 79, died Friday (1/8/10) at First Heath Moore Regional Hospital. She was a native of Alamance County and a daughter of the late William G. and Maggie L. Phillips Owens. She was preceded in death by her twin sister Orlee Owens and brothers William G. Owens Jr. and JC Owens. She was a lifelong member of Euphronia Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Fuller Hughes; three sisters, Mary Hargis of Florida, Maggie Lou Garner and Nancy Lee Coley both of Sanford; one brother J.S. Owens of Sanford; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Euphronia Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Hazel Fitch. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.rogerspickard.com. Arrangements made by RogersPickard Funeral Home.

ABERDEEN — Freddie Fisher, 82, of Aberdeen died Saturday (1/9/10) at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Family members will receive friends at the home located at 120 Providence Place in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Pugh & Smith Funeral Home in Carthage.

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for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Abbs and a son, William J. Abbs. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Ste. 10, Raleigh, NC 27615. He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Walter) Bohacek of Lillington and daughter Cheryl (Bob) Bolson of Stedman; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’QuinnPeebles Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.oquinnpeebles.com.

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Judge grants delay in Haddock’s slaying

Warren Wicker SANFORD — Warren Eugene Wicker, 61, of Sanford passed away after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his wife and sons, on Friday (1/8/10). He was preceded in death by his father, Preston Burl Wicker and his nephew Glen Isam Wicker. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Maudlin Wicker, sons, Preston Brian Wicker and Darren Berube, mother, Elva Juanita Rogers Wicker Ferguson, brother, John Burl Wicker, nephews, John Preston Wicker and wife Nancy, Jeffrey Burl Wicker and wife Glenda and niece, Tracy Diane Wicker and husband Ricky and good friends Ronnie and Pam Davis and Ben, Linda and Ashley Cole. The family will receive friends and family from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home. Services will be held at Miller-Boles Funeral Home Chapel at 1150 Fire Tower Road, Sanford at 2 p.m. Sunday. A graveside service will be held following the funeral at Moore Union Christian Church Cemetery, 4294 Buckhorn Road, Sanford. Online condolences may be made at www. millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family. — paid obituary

CARTHAGE (MCT) — A Superior Court judge in Moore County granted a defense lawyer’s request to delay the trial for one of five people accused of murdering 12-year-old Emily Haddock. Tony Buzzard, the lawyer for Michael Graham Currie, asked Judge John O. Craig III for a continuance based on several factors, including the results of DNA tests. The delay could set back the trial by up to three months. Another defendant,

Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, also was in court Thursday. Harrison and Currie face the death penalty if convicted of killing the girl in September 2007. Others charged are Van Roger Smith Jr., Perry Ross Schiro and Ryan Jermar White. The five defendants -- all of whom were teenagers at the time of the killing -- also are charged with breaking and entering. Investigators have said several men entered the girl’s home near Vass with

the intention of burglarizing it. Emily was home with strep throat. When the suspects found her, one of them shot her, deputies have said. Buzzard said he is waiting to receive information from the FBI regarding hair testing. He also asked for a continuance because of ongoing health issues with an investigator. During Thursday’s hearing, Buzzard asked prosecutors to provided statistical information required by the new Racial Justice Act. In August, the

legislature adopted the law that gives defendants in capital cases a chance to challenge their sentences on racial grounds. The trial was scheduled to begin this week and had been continued until Feb. 1. Harrison’s lawyer, Jonathan Silverman, wanted his client’s trial date to remain Feb. 1. He also said he wanted Harrison to be tried individually. The judge scheduled a Feb. 5 hearing for motions pertaining to evidence.

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and is working on some mechanical projects. “Science is fun. Building things is more fun,” he said. “I like to draw, I like to build stuff.” To improve the operation in the future, Lewis hopes to get more nozzles for hoses, a bigger air compressor and just “more stuff,” he said. But his parents aren’t big fans of the electricity and water bills that will likely result from the machine. “Dad says you’re gonna have to get a well, because he’s not paying the water bill,” his 12-

year-old brother Gregory told him. His love of snow is tied to his love of skiing. He said his dream job involves making snow for a ski slope. “I’ve been skiiing fives times. It’s my favorite sport,” he said. “If I lived closer (to slopes), I would ski everyday.” The snow run is open to others, though there’s “no lift service,” Lewis joked. His neighbors, Samantha, 8, and Eliana Decock, 3, are fans of the home-made snow, said their mom Jennifer.

“The chance to be able to play in snow in the South is a rarity, so they really enjoyed themselves,” she said. Samantha said she and her sister used their sleds on the snow in the Lewis’ front yard. “I loved it, it was so much fun. We sledded the whole time,” she said. Jennifer called Lewis a “genius.” “I was just impressed that he took the initiative to do that,” she said. “I think it was a great idea. It seems like he’s put a lot of work into it.”

viduals who have written bad checks is that they have a chance to pay off their debt,” Griep said. According to Doyle, the program has been such a success in Johnston County that the Administrative Office of the Courts al-

lowed her to expand it into the other counties in her jurisdiction. In 2008 and 2009, the program was able to get almost $500,000 in restitution for victims while also generating revenue for the state in the form of a $60 program fee levied

against offenders. The upside for victims, many of whom own small businesses in the area, is that they aren’t required to come to multiple court dates to get a small amount of restitution.

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Anthony Evans

MEBANE — Funeral services were held Tuesday (1/5/10) at Johnson Chapel AME Church for Anthony Dillard Evans, 54, of Mebane, who died Saturday. The Rev. Larry McDonald officiated and the Rev. Allen Warren gave the eulogy. Precious Bigelow was the soloist. Cousins and friends were pallbearers. Interment is in White Cross Cemetery in Efland. Arrangements made by Knotts Funeral Home in Pittsboro.

Mable Horton

PITTSBORO — Mable Alston Horton, 87, died Wednesday (1/6/10) at Chapel Hill Rehab in Chapel Hill. She was born June 9, 1922 to the late Willie and Minnie Scurlock Alston in Pittsboro. She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Earnestine H. Reaves (David) of Pittsboro; one son, Robert Louis Horton (Shirley) of Brandon, Miss.; one sister, Daisy L. Mitchell of Durham; two granchildren; two great-grandchildren; one godchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro.

Glenda Berryman

CAMERON — Funeral services were held Saturday (1/9/10) at Johnsonville AME Zion Church in Sanford for Glenda M. Berryman, 51, of Cameron, who died Monday. The Rev. Yyonette

Rhodes officiated. Dr. Alice Hooker gave the eulogy. Linda Thompson was the soloist. Friends of the family were pallbearers. Arrangements were made by Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford.

Bobby McKendell SANFORD — Funeral services were held Thursday (12/31/09) at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church for Bobby J. McKendell, 67, of Sanford, who died Sunday (12/27/09). The Rev. Dr. Thomas Smith officiated. Charlie Hawes was the eulogist. Soloists were Shawanda Gill, Rev. Joe Green and Rev. Charlie Hawes. Pallbearers were family and friends. Interment is in Womack Cemetery in Sanford.

James McFadyen CAMERON — Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church for James Lewis McFadyen, 80, of Cameron, who died Wednesday (1/6/10). Dr. Greg Poplin officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Organist was Treva McKenzie. Pianist was Janell Howington. Guitarist was Rick Harrison and the congregation sang. The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church choir sang and Lauren Thompson and Rick Harrison sang a duet. Pallbearers were J.D. Johnson, Kenny Mackey, Allen Thompson, Paul Simpson, Danny Marks and Charlie Marks. Arrangements were made by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

POLICE BEAT

SANFORD PD n Christopher Jerrad Sutton, 33, was arrested Friday at 105 Carbonton Road on a charge of larceny by employee. n Donald Noble Stewart, 39, was arrested Friday at 302 Stone St. on a charge of communicating threats. n Jeffrey Eugene Atwater, 43, was arrested Friday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. on charge of failure to appear. n Jeffrey Stuart Cashwell, 37, was arrested Friday at 3310 N.C. 87 South on a charge of larceny. n George Kevin Esparza, 20, was arrested Friday at 927 Wilkins Drive on a charge of simple nonaggravated assault. n Juan Carlos Esparza, 50, was arrested Friday at 927 Wilkins Drive on a charge of simple non-aggravated assault. n Timothy Santegus McKendall, 28, was arrested Friday at 404 Carthage St. on a charge of failure to appear and on a charge of breaking or entering building. n Ernest Torance Lawrence, 26, was arrested Friday at Horner Boule-

vard on a charge of permit operation of vehicle with no insurance. n Richard Dean Williams, 20, was arrested Friday at Jefferson Davis Highway/Center Church Road on a charge of driving while impaired. n Tony Hayden Gladden, 53, was arrested Saturday at 1498 Horner Blvd./Wicker Street on

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6A / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

SUNDAY THUMBS THUMBS UP: TEACHING WITH PAPERS Thumbs up to West Lee Middle School teacher Cynthia McFadden for being recognized by the N. C. Press Association for her use of newspapers to help students with reading and vocabulary skills. In being given the Dave Jones Award for the Advancement of Youth Readership, McFadden was rewarded for using newspapers as part of her English and language arts curriculum. “Newspapers are just wonderful for having conversation about things kids need to know about,” she told The Herald this week.

“Writing is everything. The newspaper is a tremendous stimulus.” Jones was the long-time general manager of The Raleigh News & Observer who also helped create “The Mini Page,” specialty syndicated newspaper for children found in about 500 newspapers across the country. Reading skills are critical for children, and newspapers are a great tool to combine reading comprehension, current events and many social lessons in the classroom. McFadden uses the Raleigh News & Observer in her classroom and pays for the subscriptions herself; dozens of other teachers use The Sanford Herald on a daily and weekly basis. The Herald provides more than

3,000 newspapers a week free of charge to teachers across the county as part of its NIE — Newspapers In Education — effort. To McFadden and all the teachers who are working so hard to promote literacy and reading skills, we give a big thumbs up.

THUMBS UP: LEADER OF THE BAND Lloyd Hoover, the former band director and teacher at W.B. Wicker High School in Sanford, is to be feted at a celebration on Jan. 16 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Proceeds will benefit Get Smart, the More at Four pre-kindergar-

ten program. Hoover deserves a thumbs up, not just for his long-standing career in education and the successes achieved by his bands, but for making a difference in the lives of his students. Gregory Davis, now an attorney in Winston-Salem, said of Hoover: “The impact he had on me as a young man helped make me the person I am today.” Rhonda Faye Crumpton of Sanford, who also was a student of Hoover, said: “Not only was Mr. Hoover an excellent band director who pushed us to strive for excellence, he sometimes used the whole band period to give us ‘talks’ about making wise choices in life.” Obviously, Lloyd Hoover has excelled as a band director and as a leader of young people.

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RE: Newspapers in the classroom What a great common sense idea. Getting kids involved in current events is difficult. Getting them to read can be difficult. However, shouldn’t we be saddened that this enlightened teacher is having to pay for the newpapers herself? When you count what money really good teachers put back into their classrooms, it amazes me that anyone of them can make a living. — zooteacher

RE: Business tax repealed I have a hard time figuring out what the big government spenders have against the big-box retailers. They employ a lot of people, they provide goods and services that the public wants, they pay hefty city and county property taxes, and they are usually hit up by civic groups for contributions and donations for fundraising events. Exactly what additional services are the big-box retailers supposed to be subsidizing for the residents of Sanford? Better yet, what additional services did the revenues from the short-lived business privilege tax provide to the residents of Sanford? — taxed enough The Chapel Hill-Carboro Chamber of Commerce, which helped fight the privilege tax instituted in Chapel Hill in 2000, called it “convoluted, archaic and unfair.” You can add bureaucratic and problematic to the list of descriptors, especially given the list of local non-payers and those who weren’t assessed and should have been. But despite all its dysfunction, the tax did generate the bulk of its revenues from Sanford’s most profitable “big box” retailers. The city was also able to trim its property tax rate in the interim. — news observer

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Today’s Prayer All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) PRAYER: Father, thank You for providing a way to have eternal life, if we believe. Amen.

Reader would prefer a ban on liberals over a ban on smoking in public To the Editor:

Cigarette taxes fund so many things I can’t even count them. Cigarette smokers die years before non-smokers, saving untold amounts of Social Security and Medicare. People in America don’t want freedom; they want Marxist tyranny. Freedom would let a bar owner decide for himself whether he wants a smoking establishment or not, and you could decide whether you want to go there or not. Freedom is not forbidding a legal behavior because you don’t like it. I don’t like mindless liberal lemmings with pea-sized brains and hateful minds, but it’s a free country. I would prefer liberals be banned from places where intelligent people might gather. You ever see a bulldozer or other heavy diesel equipment when it was starting up after sitting all night? Just one will put more black smoke into the air in five minutes than a hole majorsized town of smokers over a 10-year period. All that black smoke darkens the sky to where you can not see past it, and it is cram-packed full of carcinogens far greater then any amount of smokers could ever produce. DENNIE ANGEL Sanford

Free ‘ad space’ to a travelling ‘medicine show’ To the Editor:

RE: Treasure Hunters Roadshow What a load of garbage. My parents spent hours at this place only to be told things they had were worth nothing because of the economy. Basically this entire operation was a scam, and for The Herald to print otherwise is disgusting. It was not a hit with people, it was a disaster. Tell the truth here. — prettylady

Letters to the Editor

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earning to shoot skeet in a closed television studio was funny enough. Missing the skeet and shooting his sidekick in the chest made it hilarious. It was moments like that which made Conan O’Brien a late-night television king in my eyes. He debuted in his “Late Night” 12:30 a.m. slot when I was in high school, and throughout my late teens and college years, Conan was must-see TV for me ... even when I had 8 a.m. exams that following morning. And it’s because of my generation — I believe we’re still known as Generation X — that after about 15 years of midnight bufoonery, Conan was given the coveted “Tonight Show” chair and desk when it was announced last year that Jay Leno would be stepping down (whether forcibly or on his own accord is still up for debate). Leno — whose safer brand of humor apparently appeals more to the 40-and-over crowd — later moved to 10 p.m. in a move Time Magazine called “the future of television.” Budget-strapped NBC was replacing its primetime dramas, which can cost a network up to $1 million an episode to produce, with Leno’s one-hour show, which cost a fraction of the price. It turns out, America loves its dramas, and Leno is so low in the ratings, the affiliates are complaining. Now NBC is mulling moving Leno back to “Tonight,” and the rumor mill is buzzing about FOX eyeing Conan if he’s bumped. And we thought the Leno-Letterman war in the 90s was riveting. Late-night television today isn’t the same late-night television my parents and my parents’ parents knew growing up. Thanks to cable, Letterman, Conan and Leno will never see the ratings Carson got, but despite all the options we now have on the tube, these shows will always be important in our culture. We like to laugh, and what better way to follow up the evening news (filled with stories of murder, fires, unemployment and scandal) than with a show making fun of all of those things? And of all the options currently out there (toss in Jimmy Kimmel on ABC), I prefer Conan. I’ll end up following him wherever he goes, and I’m just a bit sad his shot at “Tonight” was so short-lived.

SNOW KIDDING The above headline is blurted by somebody in the newsroom every time the forecast mentions even the possibility of snow. It’s a horrible pun of a headline, which makes it funny to us. But it kind of fits lately, as we’ve had snow in the forecast twice in the past month, and both times, we were left holding the bag. The area’s Yankee transplants are getting a good laugh from it, too. This week, school was delayed two hours because of the chance for snow, and when we awoke Friday to wet roads and above-freezing temperatures, we

I’m wondering, as I’m sure almost every business owner in Sanford is, how those of us already doing business in Lee County can get all the free publicity that The Herald gave to the “Treasure Hunters Roadshow” business. It’s a shame that something bad has to happen for an existing local business to make the front page, yet a fly-by-night operation from who-knowswhere gets several days of front page advertising just for showing up. The next time The Herald has space to fill, why not fill it with profiles of local tax-paying, community-serving businesses instead of some traveling “medicine show.” STEVE MALLOY Sanford

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Billy Liggett Sanford Herald Editor Contact Billy Liggett by e-mail at bliggett@sanfordherald.com just all felt a bit cheated. I’m not blaming the schools ... they did what they had to do. Buses down south aren’t prepared for winter weather like they are above the Mason-Dixon Line. And it’s disappointing because Southerners love snow. They love it because it only comes once or twice a year, and it rarely goes above six inches. It’s a novelty ... and it usually means a vacation day. Northerners hate it because it’s a way of life, and it’s a nuisance. Plus, it has to reach six or 10 feet before school and work lets out. I’m sure snow will be in the forecast again before winter’s out, and I’m sure we’ll get excited about it again. We just won’t get as excited.

ON THE TUBE I mentioned late-night TV earlier and failed to mention my recent involvement. Last Thursday, Jonathan Owens, Gordon Anderson and I sat in the “Live at Nine” seats on WBFT-TV, and we’ve been invited to do so again the first Thursday of each month. You can download this week’s show online at vimeo.com or by visiting our radio show’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/therant905. Let us know how we did and what you’d like to see us do in the future. THE BIG YELLOW DOG I want to thank the dozen-or-so of you who commented and offered to help after last week’s column on the large yellow dog I saw roaming East Sanford last week with a crippled, mangled back leg. An update: I’ve been told the owner has taken the dog to a local veterinarian for its vaccines, and I’ve learned the leg was broken back when the dog was a puppy, and it healed in a twisted position when it was very young. In other words, the dog is not currently in pain. There is the possibility for surgery (amputation), and the dog should lead a healthy life if the owner steps up and takes good care of it. I’m hoping for the best, and again, I’m thankful to everybody who showed their concern as well.

To the Editor:

On Dec. 31, my husband and I were traveling through Sanford to visit friends who had moved to your city a few years ago from Michigan. After our visit, our truck wasn’t running well, and we wanted to get it checked before driving on to Greensboro. We just missed the early closing time at the dealers and were sent to another shop. That business sent us to Sellers-Stewart Automotive on Dalrymple Street. We want to thank the people there for their kindness and willingness to look at our truck. We were there about three hours. They drove it twice and gave it a once-over. They were not able to pinpoint what was wrong with it, but the problem was resolved. They sent us on our way with a “Happy New Year” and didn’t charge us a penny. If you have ever had car trouble when you were traveling you know how grateful we are to Chris and Will and their employees. They are a good example to everyone. Thank you. JAN HUMPHREY Livonia, Mich.

Full-body scans at airport are an invasion of privacy To the Editor:

Many little kids, elderly people and other innocent Americans have to take off their shoes before they fly on a plane because of the “shoe-bomber.’’ Now, thanks to the “underwearbomber,’’ some people want passengers to undergo full-body scans. Under a full-body scan a person looks at a picture of the outline of your body under your clothes. “They’’ say that none of these pictures will be stored or shown to other people. By the way, these scans expose passengers to radiation. Whatever happened to the idea of innocent until proven guilty? And, shouldn’t a full-body scan of a child be considered child pornography? A full-body scan is an unreasonable search and invasion of privacy. Innocent Americans (especially children) shouldn’t be forcibly scanned, X-rayed, photographed or strip-searched. CHUCK MANN Greensboro


Opinion

The Sanford Herald / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / 7A

Susan Estrich

Kathleen Parker

From the Left

From the Right

Find out more about Susan Estrich at www.creators.com

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Newest federalism

To Ellen, with love

I

n 1981, Ronald Reagan’s ideologists pronounced his attack on the welfare state an expression of the “new federalism.” It wasn’t that they were against helping the poor and the needy, but that the federal government was the wrong branch of government to do it. Even the president talked about it. People, myself included, wrote papers. Later on, the new federalists acknowledged and even boasted that of course they weren’t for state welfare states, either. They were for smaller government, period, and less dependence and all the rest. But at the time, federalism was an easier pill to swallow. That certainly was true for those who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s on grounds that the federal government lacked the power to regulate public accommodations, including hotels and restaurants, to prohibit private discrimination and to change the rules and procedures for voting. Each of those battles went to the Supreme Court, which upheld federal power. It was also true, ultimately, for the opponents of the New Deal who, when they lost the fights in Congress, took them to the Supreme Court and won — until the court backed down in the face of being packed and off we went to decades of upholding federal power. There was a bubble around Reagan’s time in the courts, as well, not so coincidentally, with the Rehnquist Court embracing its own version of federalism to impose limits on federal power. States as states were free of certain regulation, and limits were imposed on otherwise unlimited federal power in cases involving guns near schools and protests near abortion clinics. As always, there were debates as to whether the real moving forces in those cases were the hot button issues or the federal-state issues. So it was probably just a matter of time before opponents of health care reform, who are as good at counting to 60 as anyone and know that the Democrats will not be counting that high again anytime soon, were bound to start talking federalism as the next step in a debate that won’t end. I almost laughed when I heard the old quotes against HillaryCare dusted off. As someone once said, there you go again. Regulating health care is a lot easier, in commerce clause terms, than telling the owners of a hot-dog stand in a park in the middle of nowhere who they have to serve on account of the fact that the bottle of ketchup they’re using came in as interstate commerce. That was enough for the court. I don’t hear too many people arguing that the civil rights laws are unconstitutional. Now, you can’t keep telling me that health care is the biggest economic issue — 1/6 of our economy and all that — and then turn around and say there’s not enough of a connection to interstate commerce to require 20-year-olds to have insurance. Uninsured 20-year-olds have a much greater impact on interstate commerce than hot-dog stands. I can introduce you to some. They are forces of interstate commerce, and as every parent knows, they are not immortal. They get hurt. They get sick. They should have insurance. If that’s the worst thing the nanny state ever does to all of us, I’d say a gracious thanks. I would not for a minute say that it was unconstitutional, and neither, I believe, will the Supreme Court. As for one state getting a better deal than the other 49, that is a political question that is precisely the sort the courts don’t have to get into, meaning that it’s the breaks of democracy, not a case of the majority unfairly discriminating. When you get done counting to 60, you still have to count to five. I don’t see five votes to protect 20-year-olds from insurance. Too many parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles in the crowd. Not to mention decades of precedent and the Constitution itself.

I More untrue beliefs H ere’s a sample of last week’s news reporting: “A new decade is about to start ...”, “What better way to start a new year and decade ...”, and “ABC ‘World News’ Decade Look-Back.” One would think that the first decade of the third millennium came to an end midnight Dec. 31 and the new decade began a minute after midnight. The truth of the matter is that we must wait another year before the new decade begins at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011. Just do the math: The end of 2001 was the first year of the decade; the end of 2002 completed the second year and so forth. The end of 2009 completes the ninth year and the end of 2010 completes the 10th year and the end of the decade. One minute after midnight Jan. 1, 2011 begins the second decade of the third millennium. Many reporters and talking heads will read this column and will still refer to 2010 as the new decade. My question: What is the most suitable characterization we can give them? I think it’s the same characterization we would make of a person who’s shown that an object is white and he insists upon calling it black — stupid. Then there’s the person who agrees that 2010 does not begin the next decade but prefers to say it’s the next decade anyway. For that person, reality is optional. Then there’s the person who steadfastly holds that 2010 begins the next decade because that’s what most people believe. He might be a politician. Politicians, businessmen and labor union spokesmen have whined about the decline in U.S. manufacturing. Before looking into what they say is the sad decline in U.S. manufacturing, let’s examine what has happened in agriculture. In 1790, farmers were 90 percent of the U.S. labor force. By 1900, only about 41 percent of our labor force was employed in agriculture. By 2008, less than 3 percent of Americans are employed in agriculture. What would you have Congress do in the face of this precipitous loss of agricultural jobs? One thing Congress could do is outlaw all of the technological advances and machinery that have made our farmers the world’s most productive. Our farmers are so productive that if needed, they could feed the entire world. Let’s look at manufacturing. According

Walter Williams

Syndicated Columnist Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

to Dr. Mark Perry’s Department of Labor employment data, in his article “Manufacturing’s Death Greatly Exaggerated” (http://blog.american.com/?p=8593), U.S. manufacturing employment peaked at 19.5 million jobs in 1979. Since 1979, the manufacturing workforce has shrunk by 40 percent and there’s every indication that manufacturing employment will continue to shrink. Before you buy into the call for Congress to do something about manufacturing job loss, there are some other facts to be considered. According to the Federal Reserve, the dollar value of U.S. manufacturing output in November was $2.72 trillion (in 2000 dollars). Today’s manufacturing worker is so productive that the value of his average output is $234,220. Output per worker is three times as high as it was in 1980 and twice as high as it was in 1990. For the year 2008, the Federal Reserve estimates that the value of U.S. manufacturing output was about $3.7 trillion (in 2008 dollars). If the U.S. manufacturing sector were a separate economy, with its own GDP, it would be tied with Germany as the world’s fourth richest economy. The GDPs are: U.S. ($14.2 trillion), Japan ($4.9 trillion), China ($4.3 trillion), U.S. manufacturing ($3.7 trillion), Germany ($3.7 trillion), France ($2.9 trillion) and the United Kingdom ($2.7 trillion). These facts put a lie to claims we hear about how we are a country that “doesn’t produce anything anymore,” and how we have “outsourced our production to China,” and there’s been a “demise of U.S. manufacturing.” U.S. manufacturing has gone through the same kind of labor-saving technological innovation as agriculture. Should we discard that innovation in the name of saving jobs?

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confess to feeling only slightly more rational than “Misery’s” Kathy Bates. I want to strap Ellen Goodman into a chair and make her keep writing columns. Goodman, whose prose has graced newspaper pages for more than four decades, allegedly wrote her last column on Jan. 1 — a proper end to a new beginning. I use “allegedly” in the hope that she was only kidding. No one who has labored under the cudgel of relentless deadlines begrudges Goodman her hard-earned respite. Retirement seems too old a word for one so young in spirit. Too end-of-road when so much lies ahead for a woman much burdened with talent and wisdom. Like many regular visitors to the nation’s op-ed pages, I’ve “known” Ellen Goodman most of my adult life. Hers was a friendly face on a page that primarily featured stern men during a time when women’s opinions were valued only insofar as they pertained to recipes and cleansers. On matters worldly, women were deemed not up to snuff. Or, on the flip side, human concerns related to home and family — traditionally “women’s issues” — were considered relatively unimportant, unworthy of the “thinking” pages of higher (read: masculine) brows. How things have changed, and not just a little bit because of the trailblazing work of one Ellen Goodman. Ellen’s moment in American journalism happened to correspond with the movement that liberated women. It was, and is, profoundly odd that what freed women from the tyranny of low expectations and limited opportunity was viewed by so many as a “women’s movement” rather than a human rights imperative that also relieved men from the burden of manliness. I say this with an involuntary smirk of irony, for I have found plenty to criticize in that so-called women’s movement — hence my book, “Save the Males” — and frequently have been at odds with Ellen. ... I am also a fan of manliness — at least of the Judeo-Christian variety — and harbor great suspicion toward men who declare themselves “feminists.” ... Suffice to say, I do not confuse myself with the Kathy Bates of “Fried Green Tomatoes.” Alas, life is not a matter of left and right, but of something in between, and this is where Ellen has spent most of her time. Instead of drawing lines in the sand, she crafted sand castles of wit and charm. Her gift was proffering poignancy without pique in a snarkfree zone. Even if one disagreed with her conclusions, Ellen offered reasoned arguments that often pierced the armor of our own defenses. She was a skillful wordsmith, yes, but more than that, she was a consummate columnist. It is not so hard to write a column for a few weeks or even a year. The trick is writing quality columns year after year. For decades, Ellen managed to draw readers in, take them for a spin through her thoughts, and leave them wishing the ride hadn’t ended so soon. That is called magic. As a fellow columnist, I am indebted to Ellen for clearing some of journalism’s underbrush and marking the trail with good humor. As a woman, I’m grateful to her for helping us recognize women’s issues as universal concerns. As a human being, I’m sorry to see her cursor go dim. Today, we accept the gifts of the women’s movement without much notice. We expect to see women in equal numbers to men in most endeavors, though I still would argue that the sexes are not always interchangeable. We also expect to see women on the op-ed pages, though there are still fewer than men. Here is how far we’ve come: Sixteen years ago when I first became syndicated, editors would bark at the noble salesperson, “We don’t need Parker; we got Goodman.” One woman was as good as another, in other words. We know that just ain’t so, but we didn’t always. For this, we can thank Ellen Goodman, too.


State

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rate except for big ticket items like furniture and appliances. New and used cars were a bright spot with sales increasing slightly during the last half of the 2009. While retail establishments are not hiring more workers, they are beginning to add hours for current employees. Our local banks remain very strong and lending has grown steadily in the second half of 2009, particularly in the small business sector. Residential lending still provides most of the positive news with first time buyers and moderate priced homes leading the comeback. Although prices have declined in some areas in the south, Lee County has not experienced a major pullback in home prices. Commercial real estate demand and leasing activity remains low in North Carolina and in Lee County. Vacancy rates are lower (better) in Lee County than in some of our major cities. In our agriculture sector, 2009 saw dramatic price increases in corn and soybeans. Most sources are projecting a leveling or slight decline in these commodity prices in 2010. In tourism, activity was mixed. Sources at the N.C. Department of Commerce project a decline in tourism revenue for 2009 of approximately 2 percent, a smaller decline than other states. Here in Lee County, local hotels have seen steady bookings during week nights due to business travelers. Overnight stays by weekend travelers, never a big factor in our economy, have been consistently small.

Q

: What are economists saying about 2010?

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: Most economists predict a slow upturn for 2010. Dr. Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist at Gold-

: So what does all that mean for Lee County businesses and workers?

most accurate and timely reports available, these industries will see moderate to strong growth in 2010: apparel, leather and allied products, petroleum products, computer and electronic products, electrical and transportation equipment, paper products, furniture and food and beverage products. Seven industries, according to ISM, will see some contraction in the first half of 2010: wood products, miscellaneous manufacturing, nonmetallic mineral products, plastics and rubber products, chemical products, printing and related support activities and fabricated metal products. Lee County is fortunate to have many employers in sectors that are projected to rebound in 2010.

A

Q

man Sachs, says growth will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;sluggishâ&#x20AC;?. (He recently won an award for the consistently accurate predictions over the past four years.) His bottom line: the recession ended in June 2009 and the economy will post modest growth for the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010. Fear of inflation is unwarranted, he says, because overcapacity in housing, labor and industry must work its way through the economy. In fact, Hatzius says deflation is possible over the next 18 months. Thirdly, despite market fears, Hatzius and his colleagues says the Fed will not raise interest rates.

Q

: Large industries, which have access to bond markets and commercial paper will have ready credit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; good news for our large employers as they build back inventories, and hopefully, call back workers. For small business, the news is mixed. Tighter credit means limited investment in new products, new machinery or build new buildingsâ&#x20AC;Ś and very few new workers. But at least more of our large industries will again provide paychecks to more people. A small step forward is better than going backward. Unfortunately, because small employers provide about 64 percent of new jobs, our employment rate is not projected to improve much in 2010 until those small businesses start to grow again. Analysts are predicting a stronger demand for temporary workers.

Q

:What sectors of the economy will rebound? Which ones will lag behind?

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: According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), historically one of the

: Where (in what industries) will the jobs be available?

A

: Healthcare is the career path most often mentioned as the one with the most potential for the future. Twenty-eight percent of the US population or about 72 million people are considered baby boomers, many of whom will turn 65 in the next few years. That group will increasingly need health services so almost every health occupation is in demand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially home health workers, physical therapists and pharmacists. Also in high demand are biologists and researchers as we continue to unravel the human genome. Computers and data processing will provide thousands of new jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; software engineers, web design specialists, database managers and network managers are just a few of these occupations. Teaching, despite what you might think, is still a high demand profession, particularly math and science teachers. Sales is consistently a needed skill. Top notch sales people can name their price with almost any company. Criminal justice careers, firemen, and emergency planners are a few of the government jobs in high demand right now.

Business development specialists, especially those who can speak a foreign language, will be in very high demand in the coming decade. Interested in one of these careers paths? Research and instruction for every one I mentioned can begin right here in Lee County at Central Carolina Community College.

Q

: What makes you hopeful about our economy in the future?

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: For the fifth straight month, manufacturing has expanded in the United States. The stock market has improved. The ISM purchasing managers index rose to 55.9, its highest level since April 2006. News from China, released on Monday, showed their economy to be expanding faster than at any time in the past 18 months. Similar data shows the same to be the case in India, Korea and Taiwan. A review of analystsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; predictions in the Wall Street Journal suggests we will see 2.5 million jobs created in 2010. While that is far below the 7 million jobs lost since 2007, it is a considerable improvement over 2009 conditions. Locally, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re beginning to see some effects of the growth at Ft. Bragg. Housing sales in western Harnett County, which is definitely part of our trade area, are outpacing sales in Lee County. Growth from the Raleigh area is beginning to trickle down US 1. Some large tracts of land have sold in the Deep River area in the past 12 months. We will soon have construction going on at Lee County High School and 421 By-pass. Those jobs and payroll will have a very positive effect on business in Lee County. Overall, 2010 should be a year of good, steady growth. o Bob Joyce is president of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. He also writes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chamber Chat,â&#x20AC;? which appears Sundays in The Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business page.

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Former Howard U. President Cheek dies WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James E. Cheek, who served as Howard Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president for 20 years and oversaw major expansions at the school, has died. He was 77. University spokesman Ron Harris said Cheek died Friday at a hospital in Greensboro, N.C. Cheek died after a long illness, said Tanya Wiley, spokeswoman for Shaw University where Cheek earlier served as president. Cheek presided over the historically black Howard University from 1968 to 1989. During that time, he

was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest civilian honor, in 1983. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Cheekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision and passion for the university and his view of Howard as a national treasure led to bold action, which eventually resulted in a dramatic boost in our budget with increased federal support,â&#x20AC;? current Howard University President Sidney Ribeau said in a statement. During Cheekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure, the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrollment increased by 6,000 students, and its budget soared from $43 million to $417 million.

Fees

we want to be able to negotiate fees with our credit card companies,â&#x20AC;? she said. Both the Senate and House of Representatives have legislation focusing on the issue: H.R. 2695 and S. 1212 are both named the Credit Card Fair Fee Act and will allow for negotiation between merchants and credit cards companies about swipe fees. Both bills were introduced in June 2009 and sent to House and Senate judiciary committees. Fish doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe asking for the ability to negotiate is a large request. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing else in retail today do you not negotiate your prices,â&#x20AC;? Fish said. Om Desai, manager of the Sanford Food Mart in Tramway, keeps a petition for customers to sign on a clipboard on the counter in his store; he has close to 200 signatures so far. He said he also plans to meet with Rep. David Price (D-4th District) to talk about the swipe fees. He said his goal is to educate consumers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Society doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an overhead expense. Every year it increases 2 to 3 percent. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying our best to keep it low.â&#x20AC;? Desai said many convenience stores require a minimum purchase of $5 or so to keep from getting hit too hard with the fees. He said some customers are understanding of this, while others are frustrated by it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All we can do is ask customers to help but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just requesting everyone that comes in to sign.â&#x20AC;?

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The fees are set by Visa, Mastercard and other companies and frustrated retailers are asking Congress to help make these swipe fees negotiable. The NACS has been circulating petition booklets since Dec. 15 and will continue to until Jan. 15. Crystal Fish, manager of credit card development for Kangaroo Express, said Kangarooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is 1.8 million signatures. Currently, credit card companies take an aggregate sum amounting to about 2 percent of every $1 spent at a store through card purchases, Fish said. Kangaroo sees 15 million credit transactions per month among all of its stores, she pointed out, so the fees add up quickly. Swipe fees, which the NACS reports have tripled since 2001, are the third largest expense for Kangaroo stores, after labor and rent, Fish said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very large expense,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of control.â&#x20AC;? And its an expense that is eventually passed on to consumers, Fish said. Companies like Kangaroo must figure in the fees when setting prices. The ability to negotiate the fees would benefit customers, Fish said, because â&#x20AC;&#x153;any time as a business youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to reduce operating expenses, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing for consumers.â&#x20AC;? Overall, Kangaroo hopes for awareness and negotiation, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day,

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Texas company says DMV shutting out state business

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Texas company that makes machines used to test the sobriety of convicted drunken drivers before they start their cars says it is being unfairly shut out of doing business in North Carolina, multiple media outlets reported Saturday. Smart Start Inc. of Irvine, Texas, makes ignition interlock devices, which prevent drivers from starting the ignition until a breath analyzer clears them as sober. The company filed a lawsuit Friday at North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Administrative Hearings, accusing the Division of Motor Vehicles of unfairly blocking its attempts to win the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract for the devices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All my client wants is a fair playing field and

a chance to compete in North Carolina,â&#x20AC;? said Daniel Boyce, a Raleigh lawyer representing the company. North Carolina began requiring the devices for some offenders in 1989, and Morrisville-based Monitech has held the contract to sell them ever since. As of Jan. 1, nearly 8,000 North Carolina drivers were required to use ignition interlocks, according to the DMV. Smart Start, which does business in 40 states, says it has been trying to do business in North Carolina since 2001. According to court documents, Smart Start was told last year that its product didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet state or federal guidelines to compete for the contract â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contradicting what Smart Start

says North Carolina officials told them two years earlier. The lawsuit also says the DMVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection process requires patents that give Monitech an unfair advantage to win the state business. Only 1,000 of the ignition interlock devices were used in North Carolina before 2005, the lawsuit says. Last year, more than 8,000 devices were sold in the state, where some estimate the market is worth $10 million a year. Monitech President Jerry Mobley says his company has won state business properly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our product is light years ahead,â&#x20AC;? Mobley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we have an in with DMV, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always done what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been asked to do.â&#x20AC;?

Catholic priest accused of molesting boy in Brunswick Co.

BOLIVIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Catholic priest in North Carolina has been charged with molesting a boy in Brunswick County. MulSepulveda tiple media outlets report that the Rev. Edgar Sepulveda of

Beulaville was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree sexual offense and sexual battery. Diocese officials said they learned about the allegations in September and contacted authorities. Sepulveda denied the accusations and was put on administrative leave during the investigation. The Catholic Diocese of

Raleigh says the 47year-old Sepulveda has been suspended from his duties at Maria Reina Parish in Mount Olive, Santa Teresa Mission in Beulaville and Santa Clara Mission in Magnolia. Sepulveda was released from jail on a $100,00 secured bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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Former president of Shaw, Howard dies at 77 RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The former president of a historically black university in Raleigh has died at age 77. Shaw University spokeswoman Tanya Wiley says James E. Cheek died Friday. The Roanoke Rapids native graduated from Shaw in 1956. He became the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest president in 1963 at age 30. Under his leadership, the student population more than doubled. In 1968, Cheek was ap-

pointed president of Howard University, where he served for 20 years. Cheek received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. He is survived by his wife, two children and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

Ex-N.C. town manager sentenced to 8 months in jail TARBORO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The former town manager of the first North Carolina town established by blacks has been sentenced to up to eight months in jail. Multiple media outlets reported that a judge Friday revoked probation for Sam Knight after the 61-year-old failed to meet a deadline for paying thousands of dollars back to Princeville. Knight pleaded guilty in September to obtaining property by false pretense and was sentenced to more than two years probation. Knight was accused of sending more than $25,000 to a nonexistent construction company for unfinished work following Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Knight turned himself in last month. Princeville is a town of about 2,000 established at the end of the Civil War. It was mostly destroyed by flooding after Hurricane Floyd, then rebuilt.

Authorities: 2 more women accuse officer CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Investigators say two more women have accused a North Carolina police officer of sexually assaulting them

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Unions honor inspiration for movie â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Norma Raeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GREENSBORO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friends and union leaders are holding a memorial honoring the North Carolina woman whose fight to unionize textile plants was dramatized in the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Norma Rae.â&#x20AC;? A gathering Saturday in Greensboro celebrates the legacy of Crystal Lee Sutton, who died in September. The 68-year-old became an icon of the union movement in 1973 when she was fired for pro-union activity from her job folding towels at a J.P. Stevens textile plant in Roanoke Rapids. The following year, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union won the right to represent 3,000 employees at seven textile plants in northeastern North Carolina. The head of that unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descendent group will speak at Suttonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memorial.

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Government option appears doomed By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Senior House Democrats have largely abandoned hopes of including a government-run insurance option in the final compromise health care bill taking shape, according to several officials, and are pushing for other measures to rein in private insurers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats told President Barack Obama in recent meetings they want the legislation to strip the insurance industry of a long-standing exemption from federal antitrust laws, officials said. That provision is in the Housepassed measure, but was omitted from the bill that the Senate passed on Christmas Eve. They also want the final measure to include a House-passed proposal for a nationwide insurance exchange, to be regulated by the federal government, where consumers could shop for private coverage. The Senate bill calls for a state-based system of exchanges. Additionally, House Democrats want to require insurers to spend a minimum amount of premium income on benefits, thereby limiting what is available for sala-

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., left, and House Education and Labor Chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., right, speaks to media outside the West Wing of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington. ries, bonuses, advertising and other items. The House bill sets the floor at 85 percent; the Senatepassed measure lowers it to 80 percent for policies sold to small groups and individuals. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations are private. The maneuvering comes as the White House and majority Democrats intensify efforts to agree on a final measure, possibly before Obama delivers his State of the Union address late this month or early in February. Government intervention into the insurance market is one of the most contentious issues to be

settled. Others include the fate of a Senate-passed tax on high-cost insurance plans, bitterly opposed by some labor unions; the extent to which abortions could be covered by insurance to be sold in the new exchanges; and the amount of money available to help lowerincome families purchase coverage. Liberals long have pressed to include a government-run insurance option in the legislation, arguing it would create competition for private companies and place a brake on costs. House Democrats included it in their legislation. In the Senate, it drew opposition from Demo-

cratic moderates whose votes are essential to the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fate. Even attempts to include an expansion of Medicare for uninsured individuals as young as age 55 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; widely viewed as a face-saving proposal for liberals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had to be jettisoned. Given the opposition in the Senate, Pelosi, D-Calif., signaled late last year she did not view a public option as a requirement for a final compromise. Asked in an interview Dec. 16 whether she could support legislation without it, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It depends what else is in the bill.â&#x20AC;? More recently, she listed her goals for a House-Senate compromise without mentioning the provision she long has backed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are optimistic that there is much that we have in common in both of our bills and that we will resolve or reconcile this legislation in a way that is a triple A rating: affordability for the middle class, accountability for the insurance companies, and accessibility to many more people in our country to quality, affordable health care,â&#x20AC;? she said. While Obama favors a government option, he has said repeatedly it is only a small part of his overall effort to remake the health care system, and is not essential.

Report: Slight cost increase in Senate bill

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to expand health coverage to 34 million more Americans would raise costs slightly, government economic experts said in a report Saturday. Over time, cost-cutting measures could start to reduce the annual increases in health care spending, offering the possibility of substantial savings in the long run. At the same time, however, some of the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicare savings could be unrealistic and

cause lawmakers to roll them back, according to Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top number crunchers. The study found that health spending, which accounts for about onesixth of the economy, would increase by less than 1 percent than it otherwise would over the coming decade even with so many more people receiving coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the report shows the Senate bill would slow the

rate of health care costs, strengthen Medicare and provide millions more people with insurance coverage. President Barack Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to play up the brighter side of the overhaul he hopes to sign in time for his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in a matter of weeks. He said it would ban â&#x20AC;&#x153;the worst practices of the insurance industryâ&#x20AC;? even as he acknowledged

it would take several years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; until 2014 in some instances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for some of the changes to be fully in place. That has disappointed consumers and their advocates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a few years to fully implement these reforms in a responsible way,â&#x20AC;? the president said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But what every American should know is that once I sign health insurance reform into law, there are dozens of protections and benefits that will take effect this year.â&#x20AC;?

Justices asked to bar taping of gay marriage trial WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gay marriage opponents are asking the Supreme Court to block the broadcast of the upcoming trial on Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s same-sex marriage ban. At issue in the federal trial beginning Monday in San Francisco is whether the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban approved by California voters in November 2008 is legal. The presiding judge has to allow video of the trial to posted on YouTube.com several hours later. Late Friday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to block the broadcasts. Now, Proposition 8 supporters have asked Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles requests from that appeals court, to step in. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given the other side until noon Sunday to file a response. Kennedy can rule himself or send the request to the full court. Opponents of the recording say they fear witnessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; testimony may be affected if cameras are present.

GOP lawmaker: WH sends mixed signals on terrorism WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A senior House Republican says the Christmas day attempt to attack a Northwest Airlines plane reinforces his partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stand that terrorists should be treated as war criminals and tried in military courts. Rep. Peter King of New York said in the GOPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly radio address that the Obama White House should â&#x20AC;&#x153;stop sending mixed messagesâ&#x20AC;? in its approach to terrorist threats. Republicans back legislation that would prevent terrorists from being brought to American soil from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and would help stop plans to put alleged Sept. 11 terrorists on trial in a federal court in New York. The 23year-old Nigerian accused of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 also faces criminal charges in a federal court. King said acts of terrorism should be treated as a war crime, not a law enforcement issue.

CIA director: suicide bomber was almost searched WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; CIA Director Leon Panetta says the Jordanian man who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghani-

stan was about to searched before the explosion. The bomber was cultivated by the CIA in the fight against al-Qaida, but apparently was a double agent. Panetta writes in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Washington Post that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a question of trusting a potential intelligence source and that no one ignored the potential danger in dealing with this man. Panetta, whose article was posted on the newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site Saturday, says the suicide bombing is a stark reminder that the U.S. is at war.

Hawaii canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford Congressional election

HONOLULU (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cashstrapped Hawaii canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who is planning to step down next month to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 urban Honolulu residents without representation in Washington. Budget cuts have left the state Office of Elections with about $5,000 to last until July, with a special election costing nearly $1 million, interim Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago said. Until the state finds money or this fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regularly scheduled elections occur, one of Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two seats in the House of Representatives will remain vacant. Elections officials are hoping to hold a vote-by-mail special election May 1 if they can get the $925,000 it would cost. An election with walk-in voting would cost $1.2 million.

NYC man charged with getting al-Qaida training

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A New York City man under investigation for his links to a terror suspect pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he flew to Pakistan to get military training from al-Qaida. Adis Medunjanin entered the plea during a swift arraignment at a federal court in Brooklyn. He faces counts of receiving military training from a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country. The 25-year-old was one of two Queens men arrested early Friday in connection with the investigation of Najibullah Zazi, a Colorado airport driver who pleaded not guilty last year to supporting terrorism. The indictment made public by prosecutors on Saturday provided scant details on the accusations against Medunjanin, who was born in Bosnia but is a U.S. citizen.

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Missing Utah woman’s husband moving to Washington

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The husband of a missing Utah woman is moving out of the couple’s West Valley City home. Friends and family on Saturday helped Josh Powell pack a rental truck for a move to Washington state, where he and his wife have family. Susan Powell has been missing since Dec. 7. She was last seen by her husband, who has said he left on a winter camping trip with the couple’s children at about 12:30 a.m. that day. Police say Josh Powell is the only person of interest in the case. He has not been named a suspect. Police Capt. Tom McLachlan did not immediately return phone calls Saturday. Powell’s sister, Jennifer Graves, told KUTV on Friday that she was disappointed about her brother’s decision to move.

911 tapes detail shooting of Wash. state officers

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Newly released 911 tapes reveal the horrifying minutes after a shootout in Washington state that killed a Pierce County sheriff’s officer and the gunman, and wounded another deputy. In the tapes of the Dec. 21 shootout, a deputy later determined to be sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Hausner shouts into his radio, “I have been shot,” setting off a frantic search for who made the call. The tapes were released Friday. Authorities say 35-year-old David Crable ambushed the deputies who had responded to a domestic disturbance call. Crable was shot and killed at the home, while Deputy Kent Mundell died a week later. Hausner is recovering from his injuries.

Lesbian lawmaker in Utah carries baby for gay men

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Christine Johnson will serve an additional role when the Utah Legislature convenes this month. The lesbian lawmaker announced she’s a surrogate mother, carrying a baby for two gay men. The Salt Lake City Democrat says she decided to

become artificially impregnated with sperm from one of the men after the two close friends expressed frustration over the difficulty of adopting a child. Utah law prohibits unmarried couples from adopting and does not recognize gay marriage. The 41-year-old Johnson, who has a 17-year-old daughter from a two-year marriage, is four months pregnant and expecting on June 21.

911 call reporting Casey Johnson’s death released LOS ANGELES (AP) — Socialite Casey Johnson was already dead when an ambulance was called to her Los Angeles home, according to the woman who made the 911 call. A recording of the call was posted on the gossip web site TMZ Saturday. The woman, who is not identified, describes the Johnson & Johnson heiress as “ice cold” and says Johnson’s hands were turning blue. The woman also says there are two other people at the home, and they all believe that Johnson is dead. The 30-year-old Johnson, whose father is New York Jets owner Robert “Woody” Johnson, was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Monday. The cause of death hasn’t been determined.

Genentech says FDA approves arthritis drug SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Biotechnology company Genentech Inc. says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The approval of the drug, Actemra, “marks a major step forward” in the treatment of the disease, Hal Barron, chief medical officer for Genentech and its parent company, the Roche Group, said in a statement. Development of the drug involved five Phase 3 clinical studies and more than 4,000 participants in 41 countries, Genentech said. Actemra works by blocking the effect of a certain protein associated with inflammation. But because Actemra acts to suppress the immune system, it can also have serious side effects, including severe infections, liver abnormalities and damage to digestive organs.

Reid sorry for ‘no Negro dialect’ remark WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying Barack Obama should seek — and could win — the White House because Obama was a “light skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Obama quickly accepted, saying “As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.” Nevada Sen. Harry Reid made the comments in private during the long 2008 campaign, according to a new book about that election, which elevated Obama from first-term Illinois senator to the first black president. After excerpts from the book appeared on the Web site of The Atlantic, Reid released a statement expressing regret for “using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments.” Obama issued a statement saying he had spoken with Reid, who faces a difficult re-election amid liberal frustration with his leadership in the Senate and conservative ire toward his agenda. For Reid, trailing in polls, the comments can’t help, even as Obama relies heavily on him to try to pass a health care overhaul. The revelations — included in Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann “Game Change” to be released on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday — are based on interviews with more than 200 people involved in the campaign, including Obama. The writers’ sources were granted anonymity and the writers offer no documentation for their

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Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, is joined by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., as he prepares to outline the Democrat agenda for reform in the wake of the scandal involving former lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Washington. accounts. “I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama’s legislative agenda,” Reid said in his apology. Reid was neutral during the bitter Democratic primary that became a marathon contest between Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom Obama picked as his secretary of state after the election. The book also says Reid urged Obama to run, perceiving the freshman senator’s impatience. “You’re not going to go any place here,” Reid told Obama of the Senate. “I know that you don’t like it, doing what you’re doing.” According to the book, aides to Republican nominee John McCain described the difficulties they faced with their vice presidential pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to McCain, is quoted telling Palin’s foreign policy tutors: “You

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police commissioner has been accused of backing his SUV into a pregnant woman, then driving away. Police say Howard Safir bumped the woman with his Cadillac Friday afternoon in Manhattan. She was treated for a bruised shoulder, but wasn’t seriously hurt. Police detectives decided not to press charges. They say Safir didn’t know he’d hit someone. The victim tells a different story. Joanne Valarezo tells The New York Times that both she and a passenger in the SUV yelled at the driver for being careless before he drove away. She says she didn’t know who he was until informed by a reporter.

Friends: Suspect meant no harm at Newark airport

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Friends described the man charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport as a romantic who just wanted to see his girlfriend off properly. Speaking outside Haisong Jiang’s home near the Rutgers University campus in Piscataway on Saturday, Ning Huang said he’s known the 28-year-old for several years. Huang said Jiang is “a very good person” who didn’t realize the ramifications of his actions on Sunday. Andy Riu, who also described himself as a friend of Jiang, called him “very romantic.” Both men said Jiang had been dating the woman for about a year and that he had flown to California several times to visit her. The woman, a recent Rutgers graduate who lives in Los Angeles, was in New Jersey for a holiday visit. “He loves his girlfriend,” Huang said of Jiang, who has not commented publicly since he was arrested Friday night at his home. “He just went to say goodbye to her.” Two cars were parked in the driveway of Jiang’s home on Saturday, and at least one person was seen inside the residence.

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Warnings about pediatrician surface

Police say officer shot several times

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dating back almost a decade, there were complaints and investigations involving Dr. Earl Bradley, a well-known Delaware pediatrician who authorities say may have molested more than 100 children. There were jokes among colleagues, who thought Bradley had an unusual practice with his carnival-like office filled with toys and a merry-goround. Even Bradley’s own sister, who worked for him, heard parents’ concerns. Despite the warnings, Delaware’s medical board only recently suspended Bradley’s license — after he was arrested. “The system failed. What I don’t know, and what we must find out, is where and how,” said Gov. Jack Markell, who plans to order an independent review of the state’s handling of the case. Outraged parents have complained that children could have been spared had officials acted sooner. “If he was under investigation for over a year, why didn’t someone speak up?” a tearful mother said at a community forum last month. “All of this could have been avoided.” Bradley, 56, is being held in lieu of $2.9 million bond after being charged with more than 30 felonies, including rape. After years of suspicions, his arrest came when a 2-year-old girl told her mother that Bradley hurt her last month when he took her to a basement room

LADDONIA, Mo. (AP) — The last time Hubert McNeely saw his nephew James alive, the young man was visiting him in Columbus, Ohio, and going on about a scheme to sell drugs with his new friends from Missouri. James McNeely said he, his friend Chad Harvey, and Chad’s father, Chester “C.J.” Harvey Jr., planned to buy and sell drugs that Chester could transport around the country in his big rig, Hubert McNeely said. As Chad waited outside in the car, Hubert McNeely said he told James it was a stupid idea and made the 20-year-old promise not to go through with it. About a week later, police knocked on his door to say James had been killed in Missouri, Hubert McNeely said. They asked him to identify his nephew’s body, which was found stripped and frozen in the abandoned trailer of Chester Harvey’s truck. “When he refused to help, he was worthless to them,” Hubert McNeely said, speculating that James had backed out of the plan. “We figured he knew too much.” Prosecutors have not disclosed a possible motive for James McNeely’s slaying. But they have charged, or are seeking to charge, nearly the entire Harvey family with murdering McNeely.

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A Delaware State Police detective escorts Dr. Earl B. Bradley in Georgetown, Del. Bradley is accused of molesting at least 16 patients, including some who appear to be no more than six months old, and police said the doctor used video cameras to record some of the brutal attacks in exam rooms. after an exam. Authorities have said Bradley videotaped some of the attacks, some of which occurred in exam rooms with Disney themes. Bradley faces a preliminary hearing on Thursday. His attorney, Eugene Maurer, did not immediately return telephone messages left at his home and law office Saturday. The case has shocked the close-knit coastal community of Lewes and the central Delaware town of Milford, where he closed an office in 2005 after police investigated him. The case is even more chilling because some alleged victims are no more than 6 months old. The governor is not the only one calling for a review. The attorney general’s office also has asked for an investigation.

What they are likely to find is a lot of fingerpointing, but few willing to accept much, if any, responsibility. For example, officials who oversee the Board of Medical Practice claim they never received any complaints until after the arrest. State law requires all medical professionals, state agencies, and law enforcement agencies to report to the licensing board in writing within 30 days if they believe a doctor is or “may be” guilty of unprofessional conduct. State police said they didn’t notify the board of a 2008 investigation because they worried about jeopardizing their case. The attorney general’s office was involved in a 2005 investigation, yet apparently didn’t tell the board.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage police officer was shot several times as he sat in his parked patrol car early Saturday in an apparent drive-by shooting, a police spokesman said. The officer was in a residential area near downtown after taking a report about an assault that had occurred elsewhere in the city. Someone then drove up to the side of the cruiser and opened fire at about 2 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. A dark-colored early 1990s sedan was seen leaving the scene, police said. The officer, who wasn’t immediately identified, was taken to an Anchorage hospital. “He has survived his wounds,” Parker said. “He has come out of surgery and we’re very hopeful he will make a full recovery.” Police released few details, but Parker said no motive had been determined and no arrest made. He said the shooting was unrelated to the reported assault. Parker said the incident was very similar to an Oct. 31 ambush on a parked patrol car in Seattle in which Officer Timothy Brenton was killed and another officer wounded. Christopher Monfort has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and attempted murder in that case. That attack was the first of three on police officers in Seattle and nearby Pierce County last year that left six officers dead.

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O’Brien may find door open at Fox By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES — If “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien decides to leave NBC over its proposed latenight lineup revamp, he might find a warm welcome waiting for him at Fox. Fox respects O’Brien’s talent and sees him as a good fit, a person at the network said Friday. The person, who lacked authority to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Fox was watching to see how the situation played out but that O’Brien remained under contract with NBC. Faced with poor ratings for both “The Jay Leno Show” and O’Brien’s show, the network is said to be considering returning Leno to his 11:35 p.m. EST slot and moving “Tonight” to midnight. Representatives for O’Brien did not immediately respond to requests for comment about his plans. ABC, for its part, indicated a lack of interest if O’Brien becomes a free agent. “With all due respect to Conan, we like the late night hand that we are currently playing,” the network, home of “Nightline” in the late-night slot, said in a statement Friday. Many NBC affiliates have complained that viewership for their 11 p.m.

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Conan O’Brien listens to a question as he talks about the show at the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. newscasts have plummeted because Leno’s 10 p.m. show is such a weak lead-in. “I think Jay Leno’s a great performer. He’s just at the wrong place at the wrong time. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes. There is something wrong with not correcting them,” said Bob Prather, president and chief operating officer at Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc., whose station group includes 10 NBC affiliates. Lisa Howfield, general manager of NBC affiliate KVBC in Las Vegas, said Friday: “I’m excited to have

Jay land back in late night. It sounds like a great lineup.” O’Brien, who left jokes about the situation to Leno on Thursday, didn’t hold back Friday on “Tonight.” “We’ve got a great show for you tonight. I have no idea what time it will air — but it’s going to be a great show,” O’Brien said in his monologue. O’Brien added later that he wanted to address rumors swirling about his show and Leno’s, including one that “NBC is going to throw me and Jay in a pit with sharpened sticks. The one who crawls out gets to

leave NBC.” Leno also focused on the proposal Friday. “To be fair, NBC is working on a solution, they say, in which all parties” will be treated unfairly, he quipped in the monologue. “That certain NBC touch.” NBC’s contract with O’Brien reportedly allows the network to move “Tonight” to 12:05 a.m. EST but no later, at the risk of substantial financial penalties. With a two-year contract said to be valued at about $28 million per year, O’Brien would have to think hard about walking away. Leno’s show has averaged 5.8 million nightly viewers since its fall debut, about the same number who watched his final “Tonight” season. By comparison, the season’s top-rated 10 p.m. network drama, CBS’ “The Mentalist,” has an average audience of 17.5 million. O’Brien is averaging 2.5 million nightly viewers, compared with 4.2 for Letterman’s “Late Show,” according to Nielsen figures. And the younger audience that O’Brien was expected to woo has been largely unimpressed, with O’Brien and Letterman’s shows tying among advertiser-favored viewers ages 18 to 49. Any change would probably not take effect until March, after the Winter Olympics on NBC.

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Charlie Sheen tapes first show since arrest PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Sheen is back at work at “Two and a Half Men” and his producer said Saturday the actor’s first show taping since his Christmas Day arrest Sheen was a big success. Sheen taped an episode of the top-rated CBS comedy on Friday. He was arrested Dec. 25 in Aspen, Colo., on suspicion of domestic violence and other charges. Sheen’s wife, Brooke, told police he put a knife to her throat, an accusation the actor denies. Attorneys say the couple wants to reconcile. Sheen showed up at work Monday and rehearsals went well, said Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator and executive producer. He said the incident wasn’t ignored, but wouldn’t say how it came up backstage. Lorre said Sheen seems to be doing as well as he can under the circumstances. “We did a live show in front of a studio audience and it was a big success for us,” Lorre said. He described the audience as “incredibly supportive” of Sheen. “We just came back to work,” he said. The “Two and a Half Men” production schedule was not altered because of the incident, he said. Nina Tassler, CBS enter-

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Gumby animator Art Clokey dies at 88 in California LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday. He was 88. Clokey, who suffered from repeated bladder infections, died in his sleep at his home in Los Osos on California’s Central Clokey Coast, son Joseph told the Los Angeles Times. Gumby grew out of a student project Clokey produced at the University of Southern California in the early 1950s called “Gumbasia.” That led to his making shorts featuring Gumby and his horse friend Pokey for the “Howdy Doody Show” and several series through the years. He said he based Gumby’s swooping head on the cowlick hairdo of his father, who died in a car accident when Clokey was nine. And Clokey’s wife suggested he give Gumby the body of a gingerbread man.

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KABUL (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In a video broadcast after his death, the Jordanian suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees sits cross-legged on the floor next to the new chief of the Pakistani Taliban, confirming the group was behind the brazen attack in eastern Afghanistan. Yet multiple insurgent groups have claimed responsibility for the bombing, and a senior Pakistani militant told The Associated Press that alQaida and Afghan Taliban fighters also were involved in one of the worst attacks in the U.S. intelligence agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The suicide attack inside the CIA base could prompt the U.S. to further pressure the government of Pakistan to crack down on militants who operate on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border. U.S. missile strikes against targets on the Pakistan side already are on the rise. Seven CIA employees and a Jordanian intelligence officer were killed Dec. 30 when the suicide bomber detonated his cache of explosives at Camp Chapman, a tightly secured CIA base in Khost province, a dangerous region southeast of the Afghan capital Kabul. The CIA had cultivated the bomber â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a Jordanian doctor identified as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in hopes of obtaining information about al-Qaidaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second

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In this image taken from undated video made available from Taliban sources on Saturday, purportedly showing Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi, right, reading a statement to camera vowing revenge for the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, while sitting next to the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud. in command, Ayman alZawahri. Defending his agents, CIA Director Leon Panetta said the bomber was about to be searched before the blast occurred. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was not a question of trusting a potential intelligence asset, even one who had provided information that we could verify independently. It is never that simple, and no one ignored the hazards,â&#x20AC;? Panetta wrote in a Washington Post op-ed piece posted online Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The individual was about to be searched by our security officers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a distance away from other intelligence personnel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when he set off his explosives.â&#x20AC;? Al-Balawi turned out to be a double-agent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; perhaps even a triple-agent.

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In his 1 1/2 minute video, the bomber said he attacked the CIA to avenge the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the longtime leader of the Pakistani Taliban who was killed in August in a CIA missile strike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This jihadi attack will be the first revenge operation against the Americans and their drone teams outside the Pakistan border,â&#x20AC;? the bomber said on the video broadcast Saturday. Al-Balawi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wearing an Afghan hat and camouflaged jacket â&#x20AC;&#x201D; said the Pakistani Taliban, now under the leadership of its new chief Hakimullah Mehsud, would fight until they achieve victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsud,â&#x20AC;? said al-Balawi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will always

2 men decapitated, 2 women killed on Mexico border

SANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;A, Yemen (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While ramping up the fight against al-Qaida with U.S. help, the Yemeni government has also escalated its own internal conflicts in the north and south that threaten to throw the fractured country into greater chaos and even nourish the terror groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth. Yemeni troops backed with tanks and artillery launched new assaults against Shiite rebels, the military said Saturday, the latest offensive in an increasingly bloody war that has been raging for years on the capitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s northern doorstep. Also, lethal clashes erupted this week between protesters and security forces struggling to put an end to a secessionist movement in the onceindependent south, where bitterness toward Sanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a is swelling. Observers question if the impoverished nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military can wage a determined campaign against al-Qaida under the strain of the multiple conflicts, and there are fears the terror group is seeking to link up with insurgents for new recruits, particularly in the south. The United States, which is funneling millions of dollars to Yemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government to fight al-Qaida, is pressing Sanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a to resolve its internal turmoil and focus on the terror group. Washington warns that the al-Qaida offshoot here has become a global threat after it allegedly plotted a failed attempt to bomb a U.S. passenger jet on Christmas.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Police found two severed heads and the bulletridden bodies of two women and a disabled man in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, the latest chapter in Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly gory drug war. The killing of women or the disabled has been rare in a conflict that has cost more than 15,000 lives in the past three years. But drug gangs appear to using such killings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and progressively more gruesome mutilations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to intimidate rivals and the public. Prosecutors in northern Chihuahua state, where Ciudad Juarez is located, said the first manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was found on a street late Friday with its hands and head cut off. Between the hands was a message with characteristics similar to those usually left by organized crime gangs. Another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body, with its head cut off and eyes gouged out, was found elsewhere. Mexican news media reported that a handwritten message was found nearby but Mexican police rarely disclose the contents of such notes, which the cartels use to insult and intimidate their rivals. The two womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies were found in a vacant lot in Ciudad Juarez late Friday. The body of a man whose legs had been surgically amputated some time ago was also found Friday on a dirt road on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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demand revenge for him inside America and outside.â&#x20AC;? Statements by Afghan Taliban and al-Qaida leaders since the attack have confused efforts to figure out which groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fingerprints were on the blast, which struck a blow to the CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s field expertise in Afghanistan. A senior militant with the Pakistani Taliban told AP the suicide bomber received training from Qari Hussain, a leading commander of the Pakistani Taliban believed to have run suicide bombing camps. The militant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security reasons, said al-Qaida and the Haqqani network, a highly independent Afghan Taliban faction, also were involved. Hussainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lashkare-Janghvi group, a violent anti-Shiite Muslim organization, is believed to provide a reservoir of suicide bombers and has been linked to some of the more spectacular bombings in Pakistan and the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Arsala Rahmani â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a former minister in the Taliban government that was topped in the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; said the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban and al-Qaida often work in unison against Western forces.

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AP: CARROLL NOT YET LEAVING FOR SEAHAWKS

The dog days of Mattingly

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks do not have an agreement despite widespread reports but are closing in on a deal, according to a league official with direct knowledge of the coaching search. The official told The Associated Press on Saturday the team is in “discussions” with the Southern California coach and do not plan on giving him the additional title of president. The official added the Seahawks will hire a general manager and coach separately. “No, they do not have an agreement. They are not there,” the official told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Seahawks are not commenting. When asked if Carroll will become the eighth coach in Seattle’s 34-year history, the official said all signs point that way, just “not so fast” as has been reported. Carroll has coached the New York Jets and New England Patriots and spent nine years at USC. He is under consideration by a Seattle team that went 5-11 this season and fired coach Jim Mora on Friday after one season. ESPN, which hired Carroll to provide analysis for this week’s national championship game, said Carroll reached a coaching agreement. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Seahawks — owned by Microsoft Corp. tycoon Paul Allen — are believed to be offering Carroll a five-year contract worth $7 million a season to be president and coach.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has hired Tommy Tuberville as its next coach, a person close to the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Red Raiders had not yet announced the decision. Tuberville will succeed Mike Leach, who was fired last month amid allegations he mistreated a player who suffered a concussion.

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Lee Christian point guard Jon Lineberry may be small in size, but he’s willing to take — and make — the biggest shots.

Falcons guard standing tall Jon Lineberry may be the smallest player on the court, but you better not overlook him, as opponents are finding out By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

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f teams didn’t fear him before, they should start now. Lee Christian basketball star Jon Lineberry, clearly the smallest player on the floor, hit the biggest shot of the

season and maybe of his high school career after sinking the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining to down cross-town rival Grace Christian 37-36 on Friday night. Lineberry, the Falcons’ 5foot-5 point guard, was tightly

defended by Grace Christian’s Ben Holt on the shot. The 135pound senior leaned into Holt when he released the shot trying to draw a foul. “When I shot it, I was actu-

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t was like he figured, aw, what the heck, let me do it one more time. I was playing on the floor with my daughter, Allison, and over he came, a spirited little gait, and bouncing on the tips of his toenails. Gave me that little muted growl and pawed at me. The front left foot, like always. I saw the look in his eyes and recognized the stare. I knew the game. It was my turn to paw back at him. Throw a hand high the air, maybe lightly graze his head, then lean back. And then it was on. A playful growl and quick, staccato steps dancing around the living room floor as if he were a boxer, countering my right hook with his left jab. On and on we would go like this, until both of us were panting. It was a puppy’s game. But Mattingly was 10 years old, a couple of months removed from a serious spate of seizures, and testing a heart diagnosed weeks earlier as not having many beats left in it. Still, the old beagle played, and played hard. Maybe he didn’t know he was throwing caution to the proverbial wind. Or maybe he did. Maybe he just wanted to feel young again. One more time. When Matty was young, he did it all — and chewed it all. He could wiggle his way out of his collar on a walk, breaking himself free from the confines of his leash to answer only to his hound dog nose. He sure wasn’t going to respond to our pleas — at least not until we had a treat in our hands. He could grab a dirty sock off the top of the laundry basket, and when

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TEXAS TRAINER: MCCOY COULDN’T HAVE PLAYED

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ football trainer said his staff could not clear quarterback Colt McCoy to return to the BCS championship game after he injured his right throwing shoulder in the Longhorns’ 3721 loss to Alabama. Trainer Kenny Boyd said in a statement released by the school on Saturday that McCoy “wanted to go back in the game ... (but) we couldn’t clear him to do that.”

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Lawal, Jackets slip by Devils By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech was a team on a mission. It showed. Duke was just plain tired. That showed, too. Gani Lawal scored 21 points, including a crucial shot with just over a minute remaining, and No. 20 Georgia Tech bounced back from a dismal loss with a 71-67 upset of the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets avoided an 0-2 start in conference play and made up

for Tuesday’s 73-66 loss to state rival Georgia, a team that doesn’t have nearly as much as talent. “This was a great bounce-back win,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. “The guys were really disappointed about that game the other night.” Lawal worked the boards hard, putting back two straight misses during one pivotal stretch, and Georgia Tech (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead for good on yet an-

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Duke’s Jon Scheyer (30) passes as Georgia Tech’s Gani Lawal (31) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in Atlanta.


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College Basketball Central Carolina at Southwest Virginia, 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 11 No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 12 College Basketball Cape Fear at Central Carolina, 7 p.m. Boys Basketball Grace Christian at Gospel Light, 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Vandalia Christian, 7:30 p.m. Lee County at Apex, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Apex at Lee County, 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Gospel Light, 5:45 p.m. Lee Christian at Vandalia Christian, 5:45 p.m.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — James Dews sank a follow with 30 seconds left to put the Miami Hurricanes ahead to stay Saturday, then grabbed a defensive rebound as time ran out to seal a seesaw victory over Wake Forest, 67-66. Dwayne Collins had 11 rebounds and a seasonhigh 23 points for the Hurricanes (15-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), off to their best start in 50 years. Wake Forest (11-3, 1-1) had won seven games in a row, the past two in overtime. But the Demon Deacons couldn’t get Miami into OT, missing two of four free throws in the final 1:26. After Dews put Miami ahead for good with the ninth lead change of the night, Ishmael Smith missed a jumper under heavy pressure with 3 seconds left. L.D. Williams tried to tip the ball in, but instead Dews grabbed the rebound. The last time Miami started 15-1 was in 1959-60.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 Wrestling Overhills at Southern Lee 6 p.m. Lee County at Cary 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14 Swimming Cape Fear Valley Conference meet at Campbell University 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15 Boys Basketball Holly Springs at Lee County 7:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Salem Baptist 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Alamance Christian 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Lee County at Holly Springs 7:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Alamance Christian 6 p.m. Grace Christian at Salem Baptist 6 p.m. Gymnastics Southern Lee, Lee County at North Raleigh Gymnastics 6:30 p.m.

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North Carolina State’s Dennis Horner (31) shoots between Virginia’s Sammy Zeglinski, left, and Will Sherrill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

Cavs top Pack in ACC opener By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

RALEIGH — Tony Bennett has simple goals for his first Virginia squad: play hard, play smart and don’t make it easy for an opponent to beat you. The Cavaliers lived up to all that in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game. Trailing by 10 points midway through the second half, the Cavaliers rallied to get back in the game and played with cool composure in the final 5 1/2 minutes to beat North Carolina State 70-62 on Saturday. It gave Bennett his first ACC victory with

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin Freeman scored 28 of his career-high 33 points in the the Cavaliers, while the prosecond half, helping No. 12 gram won its league opener Georgetown erase a 15-point for just the third time in 15 halftime deficit and come back seasons. to beat No. 13 Connecticut Bennett said coaching in 72-69 Saturday. the tradition-rich ACC was The game featured wild one of the draws that lured momentum swings and the him from Washington State. sort of strong defense and He clearly had plenty to feel diving-to-the-floor hustle one good about following his has come to expect in Big East first taste of league play. Conference play. UConn domi“I didn’t really come in nated the first half, scoring 16 with any expectations,” consecutive points to lead by Bennett said. “It’s an as many as 19. unbelievable opportunity No. 2 Texas 103, Colorado 86 and with that comes a great AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshchallenge. I just know that man Avery Bradley scored 29 when conference play points and No. 2 Texas stayed starts and you’re on the unbeaten in its Big 12 opener. road, you’d better be locked Damion James added 20 in.” AP photo points and 14 rebounds for the The Cavaliers (9-4, 1-0) Virginia’s Jerome Meyinsse (55) blocks the shot of North Longhorns. sure looked that way in Carolina State’s State’s Josh Davis (22) during the first No. 3 Kentucky 76, Georgia the final 10 minutes. They half. 68 didn’t panic when the WolfLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Patpack (11-5, 0-2) pushed Sylven Landesberg It’s not really set where rick Patterson and John Wall ahead to rev up its home scored 23 points to lead somebody has to be here scored 17 points each to crowd and even thrived in help No. 3 Kentucky hold off the Cavaliers, while Mike at a particular time. It’s the critical final minutes. Georgia. Scott added 14 points. Both freelance a little bit.” That included knocking No. 17 Wisconsin 73, No. 4 players came up big in the In a matchup of teams down just about every free Purdue 66 game-changing 11-2 run, picked to finish at the throw in the game, includMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jorwith Scott scoring the gobottom of the league, the ing a perfect 10-for-10 mark ahead basket with 3:53 left dan Taylor scored a career-high difference came at the foul in the final minute to main- and Landesberg coming 23 points, Jason Bohannon line, where the Wolfpack tain its grip on the victory. tied a career high with 20, and up with a tough, 1-handed again struggled while the “I just want these young No. 17 Wisconsin handed No. leaner over C.J. Williams Cavaliers made every shot 4 Purdue its their first loss. men to just keep knocking, in the lane that gave the look easy. Virginia went No. 6 Villanova 78, Marjust keep trying to get better Cavaliers a 60-55 lead with 19-for-20 for the game, quette 76 and see where that takes 1:48 left. including 17 straight to VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Corey us — and be hard to beat,” “I think everybody feels close the game. N.C. State Stokes scored 16 points Bennett said. “I want them the freedom (under Benwent 16-for-26 at the line after missing a game with a to be really hard to play nett),” Landesberg said. and missed plenty that against. Hopefully, we’re “When you get the ball, would have helped build an hamstring injury and No. 6 Villanova survived a second inching toward that. There’s you’re able to make a play even bigger lead midway scare in eight days against still a long way to go.” for yourself or a teammate. through the second half. Marquette. Missouri 74, No. 11 Kansas St. 68 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — MarAN OFFER FROM THE GARDEN MARKET cus Denmon scored nine of his 14 points in the final 6 minutes and Zaire Taylor hit a big 3-pointer late to lift Missouri. Mississippi State 80, No. 14 Mississippi 75 OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Dee Buy one Tazo®tea and receive a Tazo® tea on us. Bost tied his career high with 25 points and fueled Mississippi State’s upset of No. 14 Mississippi with fearless drives to the basket. UNLV 74, No. 15 New Mexico 62 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kendall Wallace made six of his seven 3-pointers in the Redeemable only at 1011 Spring Lane. This location brews Tazo® tea and is proud to feature a limited selection of Tazo® offerings. One second half and finished with beverage per patron per visit with this coupon. Free tea must be equal or smaller size. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cash value ¢1/20. Not valid if reproduced. Offer expires 2-28-10. Tazo® and the Tazo logo are registered trademarks of Starbucks US Brands, LLC. a career-high 21 points to help Seattle’s Best Coffee® and the Seattle’s Best Coffee logo are registered trademarks of Seattle’s Best Coffee, UNLV end the Lobos’ 19-game homecourt winning streak.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the award should be renamed Most Valuable Peyton. Peyton Manning became the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors four times. The Indianapolis Colts’ sensational quarterback romped to the award Saturday in balloting Manning by 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He received 39 1/2 votes to 7 1/2 for Drew Brees of New Orleans. Only four players — all quarterbacks — earned votes. The other two were Philip Rivers of San Diego (2) and Brett Favre of Minnesota (1). Manning also won in 2003, 2004 and 2008, breaking a tie with Favre at three MVPs. “I’m very humbled and grateful to be honored with this award and I really feel like it is a reflection of our team,” said Manning, who guided the Colts to a 14-0 record before they rested starters in the second half of two games and finished 14-2. “I have to believe that starting 14-0 and having seven comeback wins has a lot to do with this award coming our way, and I’m very grateful to all the players and the coaches and our fans, who were a big part of it. There were a number of other extremely deserving candidates.” The Colts play in the divisional round next week and have homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Super Bowl is Feb. 7 in Miami, the same place they won it three years ago. Manning threw for 4,500 and 33 touchdowns this season. Perhaps most impressive, he led the Colts to all those comeback victories. The 33-year-old quarterback has started every game in his career, 192 in the regular season and 15 in the playoffs. He is durable and dynamic, dependable and decisive. In other words, most valuable. “He’s been such a highly accomplished performer year in and year out. Just when you think you’ve seen his best, he improves upon it,” said Jim Caldwell, who succeeded Tony Dungy as coach and benefited from the same kind of performances Manning gave Dungy. “This year is one of those in terms of when you look at his numbers and how he’s been able to play consistently well over a long period of time. It’s been remarkable. “I think a lot of it has to do with his drive. He just has an innate sort of will to excel. He never gets bored with it. That, I think, is highly unusual.” Manning joined the truly elite of team sports: Wayne Gretzky (9), Barry Bonds (7) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6), the leaders for MVP awards in their sports. “I’m not comfortable having my name on that list or drawing comparisons to those guys,” Manning said Saturday.

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JETS 24, BENGALS 14

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New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) congratulates New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) after Greene scored a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday in Cincinnati.

Sanchez is flawless, Jets run over Bengals CINCINNATI (AP) — With their rookie quarterback playing mistakefree, the New York Jets turned their surprising playoff appearance into a long-running production. Mark Sanchez handled single-degree wind chills and the playoff pressure with no problems Saturday, throwing a touchdown pass on a rollout play, and the NFL’s top running game took it from there, setting up a 24-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Sanchez went 12 of 15 for 182 yards, becoming the fourth rookie quarterback since 1950 to start and win a playoff game. Third-round pick

Shonn Greene ran for 135 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown, as the Jets’ rookies made plays under the biggest pressure. The Jets (10-7) got their first playoff victory since 2004 and pulled off a rare back-to-back sweep of the Bengals (10-7), who got a team playoff-record 169 yards from Cedric Benson but little else. Cincinnati’s streak without a playoff win reached 19 years and counting. Cincinnati went to the Meadowlands six days earlier and got turned into road kill. The Jets ran for 257 yards, and the Bengals managed a total of 72 yards, with Chad Ochocinco getting shut

out. Little changed the second time around. No one should count the Jets out now, not the way their coach did two weeks ago. Rex Ryan thought the Jets were out of contention following a 10-7 loss to the Falcons that was set up by Sanchez’s three interceptions. Then, everything lined up in their favor. The Colts pulled their starters a week later, allowing the Jets to rally for a win, while four other playoff contenders lost. Then, the AFC North champs showed up at the Meadowlands last week and lost 37-0 with little at stake.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are back in Arizona on a wave of momentum and confidence. This time, they’ll face the “real” Cardinals. The NFC matchup Sunday is the last, and perhaps most intriguing, of the four wild-card games. A young, marvelously talented quarterback, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, is in his first playoff game. Meanwhile, Arizona’s Kurt Warner, at 38 a master of the postseason, plays his 12th. The Packers (11-5) have won seven of their last eight, the lone loss a last-second heartbreaker to Pittsburgh. NFC West champion Arizona (10-6) is a better team than the one that made its stunning Super Bowl run a year ago, Warner said. “I don’t think there’s any question, outside of maybe some of the injuries that we have right now,” Warner said. “The way we’ve played this year, the consistency, the belief, the confidence, when we’ve played up to our potential, I think there’s no question we’re a better football team.” The teams have played twice this season, yet in many ways have never really played each other at all. Green Bay dominated the games, both in Arizona, once in the preseason, then 33-7 a week ago in a largely meaningless regular-season finale. Coach Mike McCarthy’s Packers irritated Ken Whisenhunt by implementing a game plan in the preseason game, a feeling exacerbated when Green Bay played its starters through three quarters last weekend while the Cardinals rested many of theirs and kept their game plan under wraps. “We just felt that it was in our best interest as a team to keep playing,” McCarthy said. For the first time, Arizona will implement a full game plan against the Packers, one it’s had two weeks to prepare, and play all of its best players — at least the ones who can play.

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Ravens, Pats anticipate a close game FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Final minute. Game on the line. Ravens vs. Patriots. That’s the way it’s been the last two times those teams met and that’s the way New England coach Bill Belichick expects it to be on Sunday when he faces Baltimore in a wild-card playoff game. “You’ve got to think you’re going to be in a close game at this time of year,” he said. “Whoever you play is a good football team and you’ve got to feel like there’s a good possibility it’s going to be a last-possession game.” Belichick would be thrilled if the result were the same as it was in Baltimore in the 12th game in 2007 and Foxborough in the fourth game this season. The Patriots won the first one 27-24 on Tom Brady’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Jabar Gaffney with 44 seconds left that kept them on course toward the only 16-0 regular season in NFL history. They held on for a 27-21 win in the second one when Mark Clayton dropped a fourth-down pass with 28 seconds left that would have given the Ravens a first down inside the Patriots 10-yard line. So close. Then throw in the five games each team lost by seven points or less this season and players’ thoughts could turn to what might have been.


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4B / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald SPORTS IN BRIEF Togo team leaves tournament after deadly ambush

CABINDA, Angola (AP) — Hosting the African Cup of Nations was Angola’s chance to show it is recovering from decades of war. But gunmen sprayed bullets at Togo’s national team, killing three people and forcing its withdrawal from the soccer tournament. Africa’s main soccer tournament was expected to open as planned on Sunday, even though players from other countries expressed shock at the ambush on the Togo team bus as it traveled through Angola’s restive oil-rich Cabinda province. A Togolese player said his team was withdrawing. “We have goose bumps ... who knows what is going to happen to us,” Amade Chababe, assistant coach to the Mozambique national football team, told AP Television News as the squad passed through Johannesburg en route to Angola on Saturday.

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he was still a puppy, dive under the couch with his prize. Or if he was tired, he could slip under there, unaware that mid-nap he’d roll over, revealing only his black nose, barely visible there under the fabric. His most comfort, it seemed, came from contact, though. His first night with me, at 9 weeks old, he’d bay mournfully, a puppy surely uncertain of his new surroundings. He’d sleep for maybe an hour at a time, but only while lying flat on my chest.

In South Africa, the local organizing committee of the World Cup said the attack had no relevance to the upcoming global sports event that starts in June. Spokesman Rich Mkhondo said organizers view Friday’s attack as an isolated incident which could have happened anywhere in the world. FIFA expressed “utmost sympathy” in a statement.

No. 1 UConn beats No. 7 North Carolina

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Vince Carter’s injured left shoulder got a quick test early Saturday morning, and it wasn’t from the Orlando Magic’s trainers. Going through an airport in Washington for the team’s flight back to Orlando, a security official asked him to raise his hands to be screened. Carter couldn’t lift his left shoulder, which trainers later diagnosed as a “mild separation,” putting his return as day to day. But he was still able to make light of the situation.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Not even the nation’s top teams have provided Connecticut with much of a challenge during its 54-game winning streak. The top-ranked Huskies have made a habit of raising their game to another level, turning supposed challenges into routs. Tina Charles scored all of her 25 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to help UConn demolish No. 7 North Carolina 88-47 on Saturday. The streak ties one Louisiana Tech made from 198082 as the second-longest in Division I women’s basketball history. UConn also has the longest streak, 70 straight between 2001 and 2003. The Huskies have run through their opponents during the current streak, winning every game by at least double digits. Connecticut has really turned it on against the top 10 teams its faced, winning the nine games by an average of just over 27 points.

Even as he grew, when he wanted to rest, he was a lap dog from his earliest age, whether it was with his full body alongside one of us, or by merely kicking out a hind leg to touch my wife’s leg. Or he would jump onto the couch and curl up, but only if he was given at least one full cushion. Mattingly was 4 when Allison came along. The day we brought her home, we placed her on a mattress on the floor of the living room (um, there was a lot of family in town), and carefully brought Matty over to her, unsure of what he might think. He

leaned in close to her face, sniffed her, then jumped back, then to the right, and then left, the playful snarl crescendoing into a perky bark. He took off as if to run, perhaps hoping the infant girl would chase after him. He would have to settle for sneaking a slurp of baby bath water when he caught one of us looking the other way. The chases came about 14 months later, while the walks around the neighborhood took on a new meaning. If a person came up to get a peek at Allison in the stroller, he had to do it by first acknowledging Mattingly, who had moved

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Heels still confident despite slow start By BRIANA GORMAN bgorman@heraldsun.com

CHAPEL HILL — Ninth-ranked North Carolina kicks off ACC play tonight against Virginia Tech, but the Tar Heels enter the conference portion of their schedule not looking like the team many expected them to be at this point in the season. The Tar Heels have been beset by injuries, have lacked effort in some games, the highly touted freshmen have been slow to catch on and six days ago they were upset by the College of Charleston in overtime. But despite all that, senior Deon Thompson still believes UNC’s confidence is high. “You win games, you lose games,” said Thompson, whose team host the Hokies tonight (7:45 p.m., Fox Sports). “I don’t think our confidence in our abilities as basketball players is down in any kind of means. We still know we have all the pieces to be a great team and do a lot of good things when March and April comes.” After the loss in Charleston, Williams said UNC (11-4) was “about as low as we can be.” On Friday, he said the confidence

level is not where he wanted it to be headed into ACC play but, like Thompson, he didn’t see it as a huge problem. “I don’t think we’re at a point where we have to worry (about confidence) because they’re all pretty cocky, too — which is one of the problems, too,” Williams said. “We may think we’re better than we really are.” For example, Williams asked freshmen Dexter Strickland and Leslie McDonald if they’d ever heard of College of Charleston guard Andrew Goudelock before Monday’s game when he had 24 points, including a game tying 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining. The answer was no, and Williams told them Goudelock had just kicked their tails from one end of the court to the other. Williams said it’s a fine line between instilling confidence and being realistic with players, and sometimes young players just have to learn the hard way. “When you have a highly recruited class, they think they’re really, really good and nobody else is any good,” Williams said. “Well there’s really a lot of good players, and it sort of hits them right between the eyes and they have to become aware of that.”

Mattingly between the stroller and the approaching figure. If another dog came near the toddler, Mattingly’s inner Doberman would come out. And even if he was a clear underdog, Matty was willing to fight to the death — or at least to give us time to get Allison out of what he perceived to be as danger. Mattingly, like all dogs, slowed down as he got older. But he still buried his rawhide chewys in the back yard, waiting for the right rainy day to dig them back up. He would still somehow have the Lazy Susan cabinet open when we would return home from somewhere. And, every time we had been away from the house, he would always greet us by bringing something with him to the door, be it a slipper, a sock, or one of Allison’s My Little Ponies — each redeemable

for a treat. He loved to roll onto his back and have his belly rubbed, loved even more to sleep with his head — or entire body — on a pillow. He’d happily help wake Allison up before school — unless he wanted to stay in bed. He’d bark at the garbage truck religiously and paw at the top of the shell of the turtle that had found its way into the back yard. And when he panted, like he did when he was through playing with me in the living room that day a few weeks ago, he appeared to smile. Whenever Matty was done with one of his playful spurts, he would come to me, or Allison, or my wife, his head bowed and his tail wagging. He’d sit in front of us, pawing again with his left foot, silently asking for us to run his head. Of course we would

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oblige, and he’d turn, lie down, and sigh, the perfect picture of contentment. We said goodbye to Mattingly this week, heartbroken, for sure, but thankful for the extra five months Dr. Diane Schaller and her excellent staff gave him — and us. We’ve cried and laughed a lot this week, reminiscing about the time we returned home to see that Mattingly had knocked Allison’s Halloween candy from the counter and onto the floor, leaving nothing but confetti-sized scraps of colored wrappers strewn about. Or the time we came home from dinner and found Matty and my parents’ old dog sitting calmly on the couch, but with Christmas presents lying in various stages of openness on the floor under the tree. Or the time we tried leaving him outside while we went to a baseball game, only to come home and find the mesh screen ripped from the storm door and the bottom frame of the vinyl siding chewed up. I guess Mattingly liked it best when we were home with him. So did we. Alex Podlogar is The Herald’s sports editor. Reach him at alexp@sanfordherald.com and at (919) 7181222. Read his blog at www. designatedhitter.wordpress. com

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NBA Standings Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

W 25 19 15 10 3

L 9 18 20 25 33

Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

W 24 23 18 15 12

L 12 12 16 19 22

Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago Detroit Indiana

W 28 15 14 11 11

L 10 18 20 23 24

Dallas San Antonio Houston New Orleans Memphis

W 25 21 20 18 18

L 11 13 16 16 17

Denver Portland Oklahoma City Utah Minnesota

W 23 23 19 19 8

L 13 15 16 17 29

L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State

W 28 23 16 14 11

L 8 14 18 21 24

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Thursday’s Games New York 97, Charlotte 93 Friday’s Games Washington 104, Orlando 97 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 106 Memphis 91, Utah 89 Atlanta 93, Boston 85 Minnesota 116, Indiana 109 New Orleans 103, New Jersey 99 Milwaukee 96, Chicago 93 Dallas 112, San Antonio 103 Miami 109, Phoenix 105 Portland 107, L.A. Lakers 98 Denver 99, Cleveland 97 Golden State 108, Sacramento 101

FOOTBALL Str L-1 W-3 W-3 L-2 L-4

Home 11-4 12-5 9-10 4-12 2-15

Away 14-5 7-13 6-10 6-13 1-18

Conf 17-5 13-11 10-14 6-14 3-19

Str L-4 W-2 W-1 L-1 W-1

Home 13-4 14-4 11-10 12-4 6-9

Away 11-8 9-8 7-6 3-15 6-13

Conf 16-9 13-9 12-7 14-14 10-12

Str L-1 W-3 L-3 L-11 L-1

Home 14-3 11-7 11-7 8-8 8-9

Away 14-7 4-11 3-13 3-15 3-15

Conf 17-6 9-11 10-12 8-10 8-13

Str W-2 L-1 L-3 W-5 W-1

Home 12-5 15-6 10-4 14-3 11-5

Away 13-6 6-7 10-12 4-13 7-12

Conf 15-8 10-10 16-12 13-8 11-13

Str W-2 W-1 L-1 L-1 W-1

Home 15-3 14-6 9-8 13-6 5-15

Away 8-10 9-9 10-8 6-11 3-14

Conf 12-7 17-7 8-12 9-12 4-21

Str L-2 L-1 W-3 L-5 W-2

Home 20-3 14-4 11-8 11-8 7-7

Away 8-5 9-10 5-10 3-13 4-17

Conf 18-7 13-9 10-14 8-16 7-15

Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at Toronto, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. New Jersey at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Africa Open, final round, at East London, South Africa (same-day tape) 6 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, SBS Championship, final round, at Kapalua, Hawaii MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Kansas at Tennessee 3:30 p.m. FSN — Washington St. at Arizona St. 5:30 p.m. FSN — Florida St. at Maryland 7:30 p.m. FSN — Virginia Tech at North Carolina

10:30 p.m. FSN — Oregon St. at Oregon NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Cleveland at Portland NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Playoffs, AFC Wild-card game, Baltimore at New England 4:40 p.m. FOX — Playoffs, NFC Wild-card game, Green Bay at Arizona WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Temple at Xavier 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Southern Miss. at Marshall Copyright 2010 World Features Syndicate, Inc. Kapalua, Hawaii

NBA Leaders Rebounds

FG 401 331 382 337 318 364 314 306 303 253 289 293 288 236 254

FT 236 272 270 273 253 166 217 260 202 153 105 185 140 147 141

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other hustle play. Zachery Peacock grabbed an airball under the basket and flipped in a shot that put Georgia Tech ahead 62-60 with 1:52 remaining. After Kyle Singler missed again for Duke (13-2, 1-1) on a 3-pointer — the junior forward was 2 for 13 from the field

By The Associated Press All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets 24, Cincinnati 14 Philadelphia at Dallas, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at Arizona, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, Green Bay or Arizona at New Orleans, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore or N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 17 Dallas, Green Bay or Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX) New England or N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 24 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 6:40 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 At Miami NFC champion vs. AFC champion, 6:25 p.m. (CBS)

Jets-Bengals Boxscore N.Y. Jets 0 14 7 3—24 Cincinnati 7 0 0 7—14 First Quarter Cin—Coles 11 pass from C.Palmer (Graham kick), 7:07. Second Quarter NYJ—Greene 39 run (Feely kick), 11:52. NYJ—Keller 45 pass from Sanchez (Feely kick), 6:19. Third Quarter NYJ—Jones 9 run (Feely kick), 2:18. Fourth Quarter Cin—Benson 47 run (Graham kick), 11:04. NYJ—FG Feely 20, 5:47. A—63,686. NYJ Cin First downs 15 18 Total Net Yards 353 281 Rushes-yards 41-171 22-171 Passing 182 110 Punt Returns 2-26 1-23 Kickoff Returns 3-56 5-128 Interceptions Ret. 1-20 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 12-15-0 18-36-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 3-36 Punts 7-31.4 4-48.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 9-76 6-55 Time of Possession 33:02 26:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Greene 21-135, Jones 15-34, B.Smith 2-4, Sanchez 3-(minus 2). Cincinnati, Benson 21-169, C.Palmer 1-2. PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 12-15-0-182. Cincinnati, C.Palmer 18-36-1-146. RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Cotchery 6-67, Keller 3-99, Edwards 2-15, B.Smith 1-1. Cincinnati, Coles 6-48, Cosby 3-26, Benson 3-12, Ochocinco 2-28, Caldwell 2-25, Leonard 2-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Graham 35 (WL), 28 (WR).

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By The Associated Press THROUGH JAN. 08 Scoring G Bryant, LAL 36 Anthony, DEN 32 James, CLE 38 Durant, OKC 35 Wade, MIA 34 Ellis, GOL 35 Nowitzki, DAL 35 Bosh, TOR 37 Roy, POR 37 Arenas, WAS 32 Johnson, ATL 35 Stoudemire, PHX 37 Randolph, MEM 35 Evans, SAC 31 Gay, MEM 33

NFL Playoff Glance

PTS 1082 961 1097 994 922 912 871 878 858 722 742 771 719 635 675

AVG 30.1 30.0 28.9 28.4 27.1 26.1 24.9 23.7 23.2 22.6 21.2 20.8 20.5 20.5 20.5

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ally looking for the foul,” said Lineberry. “I felt my wrist get hit. I didn’t think it was going to go in. I thought I was going to have to go to the free throw line to try and win it there.” Lineberry, who transferred from Lee County prior to last season, is averaging 15.3 points per game this season, which is second on the team behind transfer student Robert Sandidge (18.6). Sometimes, Lineberry feels that because of his size, other teams underestimate his ability to be a factor on the court. “I know Grace doesn’t, but I think other teams do,” said Lineberry. “I think other teams that don’t know us as well and haven’t seen us play as much kind of look at me and think

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— Lawal knocked down an awkward turnaround jumper from about 10 feet to give the Yellow Jackets some breathing room. “I’ve practiced that shot. I knew it was good when it left my hand,” Lawal said. “I told the guys, ’Just find a way to get me the ball.”’ The Blue Devils were stymied by a miserable performance beyond the arc (6 for 28 on 3-point-

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ers), had their slim depth exposed by foul trouble (Lance Thomas picked up his fifth with more than 10 minutes left, three other players finished with four) and didn’t provide star Jon Scheyer much help. The point guard followed up a 31-point effort against Iowa State with another strong showing. He scored 25 points and chipped in with six assists. But Mason Plumlee, with

because I’m small that I can’t be a factor. I think I do get underestimated at times.” After sinking the shot, Lineberry celebrated with his teammates during a Grace Christian timeout. With 7 seconds to go, though, he knew that it wasn’t over just yet. Grace’s Elijah Buie brought the ball upcourt and made a pass inside to Xavier McDougald. The ball went over McDougald’s head and out of bounds. As the clock wound down, Lineberry took the ball and threw it in the air celebrating a big victory. Lineberry was forced to hit the game-winner after Sandidge unknowingly stepped out of bounds with the game tied at 34. Buie went and hit a driving layup to make it 36-34 with 16.4 ticks remaining. Lee Christian coach Don Warcup said that the game-

By The Associated Press The NFL Most Valuable Players named by The Associated Press in balloting by a nationwide panel of the media: 2009 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB 2008 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB 2007 — Tom Brady, New England, QB 2006 — LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, RB 2005 — Shaun Alexander, Seattle, RB 2004 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB 2003 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, and Steve McNair, Tennessee, QBs 2002 — Rich Gannon, Oakland, QB 2001 — Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB 2000 — Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, RB 1999 — Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB 1998 — Terrell Davis, Denver, RB 1997 — Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB, and Barry Sanders, Detroit, RB 1996 — Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB 1995 — Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB 1994 — Steve Young, San Francisco, QB 1993 — Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB 1992 — Steve Young, San Francisco, QB 1991 — Thurman Thomas, Buffalo, RB 1990 — Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 1989 — Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 1988 — Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati, QB 1987 — John Elway, Denver, QB 1986 — Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants, LB 1985 — Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, RB 1984 — Dan Marino, Miami, QB 1983 — Joe Theismann, Washington, QB 1982 — Mark Moseley, Washington, PK 1981 — Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, QB 1980 — Brian Sipe, Cleveland, QB 1979 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1978 — Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB 1977 — Walter Payton, Chicago, RB 1976 — Bert Jones, Baltimore, QB 1975 — Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota, QB 1974 — Ken Stabler, Oakland, QB 1973 — O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, RB 1972 — Larry Brown, Washington, RB

10 points off the bench, was the only other Duke player in double figures. “Jon had a good game,” Singler said. “But we kind of rely on him too much. We have to do a better job of helping him out.” The Blue Devils were playing their third game in a week, and it showed. After a pair of 21-point wins over Clemson and Iowa State, they seemed to run out of steam against

winning play was designed strictly for Lineberry, who was the only Falcon in double figures. He was also 4-of-8 from 3-point range, giving Warcup extra confidence in his captain that he would make it. “We were trying to work the ball into Jon for the final shot,” said Warcup. “The play was drawn up for him. He had been shooting the ball very well and I had confidence that he would make it. It was a great play on his part.” In his two seasons with Lee Christian, Warcup has seen Lineberry grow into a leader for the Falcons, who improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the NCCSA 3-A West Conference. “He’s the sparkplug that makes this team go,” said Warcup. “He’s our leader. The team relies on him and when he’s playing well, I feel like the rest of the team plays well.”

1971 — Alan Page, Minnesota, DT 1970 — John Brodie, San Francisco, QB 1969 — Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams, QB 1968 — Earl Morrall, Baltimore, QB 1967 — John Unitas, Baltimore, QB 1966 — Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB 1965 — Jim Brown, Cleveland, RB 1964 — John Unitas, Baltimore, QB 1963 — Y.A. Tittle, New York Giants, QB 1962 — Jim Taylor, Green Bay, RB 1961 — Paul Hornung, Green Bay, RB

Most Valuable Player Awards By The Associated Press NHL 9 — Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton (1980-87), Los Angeles (1989) 6 — Gordie Howe, Detroit (1952-53, 195758, 1960, 1963) 4 — Eddie Shore, Boston (1933, 1935-36, 1938) NBA 6 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee (197172, 1974), L.A. Lakers (1976-77, 1980) 5 — Bill Russell, Boston (1958, 1961-63, 1965) 5 — Michael Jordan, Chicago (1988, 199192, 1996, 1998) 4 — Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (1960), Philadelphia 76ers (1966-68) MLB 7 — Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh (1990, 1992), San Francisco (1993, 2001-04) NFL 4 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis (2003-04, 2008-09)

BASKETBALL Top 25 Schedule By The Associated Press All Times EST Sunday’s Games No. 1 Kansas at No. 16 Tennessee, 1:30 p.m. No. 7 Syracuse vs. South Florida, 2 p.m. No. 9 North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 7:45 p.m. No. 18 Florida State at Maryland, 5:30 p.m. No. 21 Temple at Rhode Island, 1 p.m.

Top 25 Fared By The Associated Press Saturday 1. Kansas (14-0) did not play. Next: at No. 16 Tennessee, Sunday. 2. Texas (15-0) beat Colorado 103-86. Next: at Iowa State, Wednesday. 3. Kentucky (16-0) beat Georgia 76-68. Next: at Florida, Tuesday. 4. Purdue (14-1) lost to No. 17 Wisconsin 73-66. Next: vs. Ohio State, Tuesday. 5. Duke (13-2) lost to No. 20 Georgia Tech 71-67. Next: vs. Boston College, Wednesday. 6. Villanova (14-1) beat Marquette 78-76. Next: at Louisville, Monday. 7. Syracuse (14-1) did not play. Next: vs. South Florida, Sunday. 8. West Virginia (12-1) at Notre Dame. Next: at South Florida, Wednesday. 9. North Carolina (11-4) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday. 10. Michigan State (13-3) beat Iowa 71-53. Next: vs. Minnesota, Wednesday. 11. Kansas State (13-2) lost to Missouri 74-68. Next: vs. Texas A&M, Tuesday. 12. Georgetown (12-2) beat No. 13 Connecticut 72-69. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Thursday. 13. Connecticut (11-4) lost to No. 12 Georgetown 72-69. Next: vs. No. 23 Pittsburgh, Wednesday. 14. Mississippi (12-3) lost to Mississippi State 80-75. Next: at Georgia, Wednesday. 15. New Mexico (14-3) lost to UNLV 74-62. Next: vs. Utah, Wednesday. 16. Tennessee (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Kansas, Sunday. 17. Wisconsin (13-3) beat No. 4 Purdue 7366. Next: at Northwestern, Wednesday. 18. Florida State (13-2) did not play. Next: at Maryland, Sunday. 19. Gonzaga (11-3) at Portland. Next: at St. Mary’s, Calif., Thursday. 20. Georgia Tech (12-3) beat No. 5 Duke 71-67. Next: at Virginia, Wednesday. 21. Temple (12-3) did not play. Next: at Rhode Island, Sunday. 22. Texas Tech (12-2) at Oklahoma State. Next: vs. Missouri, Wednesday. 23. Pittsburgh (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Connecticut, Wednesday. 24. Washington (10-4) did not play. Next: at Arizona, Sunday. 25. BYU (15-1) at UTEP. Next: at Air Force, Wednesday.

NCAA Boxscores NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 71, NO. 5 DUKE 67 DUKE (13-2) Singler 2-13 3-4 9, Mi.Plumlee 4-4 0-2 8, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 4-10 0-0 9, Scheyer 8-19 6-7 25, Ma.Plumlee 5-6 0-1 10, Dawkins 1-3 0-0 2, Kelly 0-1 0-0 0, Zoubek 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 26-60 9-14 67. GEORGIA TECH (12-3) Favors 2-6 3-4 7, Lawal 8-9 5-6 21, Udofia 3-8 4-6 13, Shumpert 1-9 5-6 8, Bell 2-5 0-0 4, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Oliver 2-3 0-0 5, Peacock 3-11 5-6 11, Rice Jr. 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-53 22-28 71. Halftime—Duke 35-29. 3-Point Goals—Duke

a Georgia Tech team with superior depth. “They were fresher than we were,” said coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose team had been on a seven-game winning streak. “They wore us down some. That can tell in the shooting, when your legs aren’t completely there.” Especially from 3-point range, though Duke never stopped firing up the longrange shots. They had

Lineberry is being looked at by several major colleges, such as Campbell, Guilford College, High Point and Pfeiffer University. He says that he would love the opportunity to play down in Buies Creek under Camel coach Robbie Laing. “I go and watch a lot of their games and I love the campus and the people,” said Lineberry. “I’ve gotten to know their coach pretty well and I’d love the chance to play for him and his system. I’m still keeping my options open right now, but I do want to play college basketball next year.” Lineberry also played soccer and baseball for the Falcons and has seen success in all three sports. Last basketball season, the Falcons finished third in the state in the NCCSA 3-A. The Falcons lost outgoing seniors Leland Boyd, Cam Smith and Alex Moore from last

6-28 (Scheyer 3-13, Singler 2-8, Smith 1-4, Kelly 0-1, Dawkins 0-2), Georgia Tech 5-14 (Udofia 3-6, Oliver 1-2, Shumpert 1-3, Bell 0-1, Peacock 0-2). Fouled Out—Thomas. Rebounds—Duke 32 (Ma.Plumlee 6), Georgia Tech 38 (Lawal 9). Assists—Duke 15 (Scheyer 6), Georgia Tech 7 (Shumpert 3). Total Fouls—Duke 24, Georgia Tech 17. A—9,191. —9,191. VIRGINIA 70, N.C. STATE 62 VIRGINIA (9-4) Baker 1-4 0-0 2, Zeglinski 2-4 4-4 10, Landesberg 7-14 8-8 23, Sherrill 1-5 0-0 2, Scott 5-11 4-4 14, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Farrakhan 0-4 3-4 3, Jones 3-3 0-0 8, Meyinsse 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 23-54 19-20 70. N.C. STATE (11-5) Gonzalez 2-9 2-3 6, Wood 2-5 0-0 6, Williams 2-4 0-0 5, T.Smith 6-12 6-10 18, Horner 5-10 2-3 12, Howell 2-3 1-2 5, Degand 1-2 2-4 5, Vandenberg 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Mays 0-2 3-4 3. Totals 21-52 16-26 62. Halftime—N.C. State 30-26. 3-Point Goals—Virginia 5-11 (Jones 2-2, Zeglinski 2-2, Landesberg 1-1, Evans 0-1, Baker 0-2, Farrakhan 0-3), N.C. State 4-14 (Wood 2-4, Williams 1-1, Degand 1-2, Horner 0-2, Mays 0-2, Gonzalez 0-3). Fouled Out—Degand, Horner. Rebounds—Virginia 36 (Zeglinski 8), N.C. State 30 (T.Smith 9). Assists—Virginia 11 (Baker, Zeglinski 3), N.C. State 14 (Williams 4). Total Fouls—Virginia 16, N.C. State 19. A—16,289. MIAMI 67, WAKE FOREST 66 WAKE FOREST (11-3) Aminu 3-12 3-3 9, Weaver 2-4 2-2 6, Smith 5-13 1-1 11, Harris 1-6 5-5 8, Williams 7-10 3-4 17, Clark 3-6 0-0 9, McFarland 0-5 4-6 4, Stewart 0-2 2-4 2, Woods 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 20-25 66. McGowan 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 9-12 5-9 23, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Grant 4-10 3-3 14, Dews 3-8 0-0 6, Scott 4-7 2-4 10, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 3-6 0-0 9, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Gamble 2-5 1-1 5. Totals 25-54 11-17 67. Halftime—Miami 36-31. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 4-15 (Clark 3-4, Harris 1-4, Stewart 0-1, Aminu 0-1, Weaver 0-1, Smith 0-2, Williams 0-2), Miami 6-19 (Thomas 3-6, Grant 3-6, Adams 0-1, Jones 0-1, Dews 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 35 (Aminu 12), Miami 36 (Collins 11). Assists—Wake Forest 9 (Smith 7), Miami 14 (Grant 6). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 17, Miami 18. A—5,537. 4, Dixon

HOCKEY NHL Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 41 30 10 1 61 122 89 Buffalo 43 28 11 4 60 120 98 Washington 43 26 11 6 58 154 120 Pittsburgh 45 27 17 1 55 142 125 Boston 44 22 15 7 51 114 107 N.Y. Rangers45 22 17 6 50 120 122 Ottawa 44 22 18 4 48 125 134 Montreal 46 22 21 3 47 118 124 Philadelphia 43 21 19 3 45 130 124 Atlanta 43 19 18 6 44 136 141 N.Y. Islanders45 18 19 8 44 113 140 Tampa Bay 42 16 16 10 42 106 126 Florida 44 17 20 7 41 125 140 Toronto 45 15 21 9 39 122 156 Carolina 43 12 24 7 31 106 151 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 44 31 10 3 65 146 93 San Jose 44 28 9 7 63 146 113 Phoenix 45 26 15 4 56 116 107 Vancouver 44 27 16 1 55 143 106 Nashville 44 26 15 3 55 126 124 Calgary 44 25 14 5 55 120 106 Colorado 45 24 15 6 54 131 129 Los Angeles 44 25 16 3 53 131 124 Detroit 43 22 15 6 50 111 109 Dallas 44 19 14 11 49 128 139 Minnesota 44 21 20 3 45 116 129 Anaheim 44 18 19 7 43 123 140 Columbus 46 17 20 9 43 122 154 St. Louis 43 17 19 7 41 111 127 Edmonton 44 16 23 5 37 121 147 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Carolina 2, Colorado 1 Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Buffalo 3, Toronto 2 Dallas 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Columbus 3, Calgary 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 1 Florida at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Ottawa at Carolina, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 7 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

twice as many attempts as the Yellow Jackets but didn’t get much more out of it. Georgia Tech was 5 for 14. “I don’t think we were careless,” Scheyer said. “When we shoot them, we need to shoot them like we mean it.” No one looked more weary than Singler. The junior forward was held to nine points — nearly seven below his average.

season’s team. Lineberry feels that the 2009-10 Falcons have a better chance of winning a state title this year. “I think this team has a lot more chemistry than we had last year,” said Lineberry. “We lost some of our inside presence when Leland and Alex left, but I think we’re better this year from the outside and we’re making up for our inside game with Robert and Dalton (Thornton).” Warcup has made it a goal to finish in the top-4 of the conference so the Falcons can qualify for the state tournament. With Sandidge and Thornton doing their thing in the middle and Lineberry hitting from the outside, Warcup’s goal is reachable. After all, if there’s anything Lineberry knows how to do, it’s win.


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6B / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DEAR ABBY

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Unapologetic girl watcher can’t see wife’s humiliation

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: You have to avoid falling into a trap that may lead to loss. Go over your plans carefully and find out the facts before you make a promise to do something for someone else. Get ready to deal with institutions, government agencies and corporate problems. Your strength is in your willingness to listen, observe and rely on knowledgeable people. Your numbers are 4, 10, 16, 23, 37, 39, 44 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pay close attention to what’s going on around you. There may be reason to intervene when it comes to a loved one who isn’t being responsible. Be kind and offer assistance instead of forcing issues that are not that easily resolved. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A visit will pay off in terms of what you learn and whom you meet. Love is in the stars and spending time with someone special will enhance your relationship. Make a change that rectifies a problem that has been looming. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An investment will pay off if you do the work yourself. You can dig your way out of a financial hole if you go about it the right way. Don’t limit yourself by hanging onto something that is no longer feasible. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your main concern should be the important relationships in your life. Take time to reinforce the way you feel about the people you love. Heart-toheart talks will serve you well, bringing you clarity and relief. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Plan a day of activities that brings you close to the people you care about the most. An educational spin to the entertainment you plan will bring about some plans for a lucrative pastime in the future. With a little aggressive action, you can pull every-

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one together. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Turn this into a day of fun with the older and younger people in your life, but leave the evening hours open for your lover. Your kindness and affection will be repaid and will change the way you feel about your future. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t hide when what’s required of you is to face any troubles head-on. It may not be easy but, in the end, you will be relieved that you prepared to move forward. Speak up, let the truth be known and prepare to get on with your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Focus on the positive. Spend time with inspiring and enthusiastic people. You need change in your life if you want to allow your creativity to start flowing again. Don’t hold back. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Someone is making changes that you aren’t aware of. Discover what’s going on behind your back without getting others suspicious of your prying. Be prepared for what’s to come but stay calm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Do something nice for someone and it will speak volumes about who you are and what you are capable of doing. Your generosity and kindness will be rewarded. A change in your direction will lead to advancement and greater security. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Someone will mislead you or try to twist your story. Stick to the truth and follow through with your plans. Don’t let someone’s indulgence and emotional problems cause grief for you or lead you down the wrong path. PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Think positive thoughts and follow through with your plans. An emotional problem must be discussed so you can resolve issues and move forward without fear. Love is in the stars.

DEAR ABBY: My husband constantly leers at women. He bases many of his choices on the “best views” available for girl watching: his seat in a restaurant, where he parks to pick up the kids from high school, seats at sporting events that are close to the cheerleaders, even TV shows that feature cute blondes -- the scantier clad the better. The most upsetting incident happened when we were saying goodbye to our daughter whom we had taken to college. With tears in my eyes, I turned to my husband for comfort. Abby, instead of offering any, his eyes were glued on the rear end of a cute co-ed as she crossed the lobby. I have begged, pleaded and explained repeatedly to my husband that his behavior is humiliating, degrading to all involved and just plain disgusting. He either denies he’s doing it, becomes defensive, says I need help or tells me I’m “overreacting” — that ALL men do it. I have had enough, but at my age starting over seems scary. AM I overreacting? — YOO-HOO, I’M OVER HERE! DEAR HERE!: If your husband was 20 years younger, his behavior would be classified as “boys will be boys.” But he is no longer a boy, and the older he gets the more his behavior is beginning to resemble that of a creepy old man. Most men may look occasionally, but it appears your husband is obsessive. He owes you

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an apology for his lack of sensitivity regarding your feelings and should make an effort at behavior modification. Staying in an unhappy marriage because the idea of starting over “seems scary” is the wrong reason. But before you throw in the towel, both of you should talk to a marriage counselor -- or an optometrist who can help your husband practice tunnel vision. o DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old son, “Brandon,” dated several girls in high school — none seriously. But now that he’s thinking about colleges, he has fallen head-over-heels for someone named “Michelle.” I’m OK with that; my problem is Michelle’s mother. It’s like she’s trying to get them married as soon as possible. This woman manipulates situations so that her daughter and Brandon spend the majority of their time

at her house. Every time we make plans to have Michelle over for dinner or a movie, there’s either a reason she can’t come, or her mother calls asking her to return home. Michelle’s mom constantly calls and texts my son. On Facebook she carries on about how much she misses him. Whenever Brandon makes a comment about his wonderful girlfriend, her mother chimes in with, “What about her wonderful mother?” Brandon is being set up and manipulated, but becomes defensive if I try to point it out. We live in a small town, and I have had several unsolicited warnings of “watch out for the mother” whenever people find out who Brandon is dating. Would it be wrong to approach this woman? — LEVEL-HEADED IN MONROE, N.C. DEAR LEVEL-HEADED: It appears that Michelle’s mother is living vicariously through her daughter and is trying to “help” her land your son. Although the woman’s behavior is over-the-top, I doubt that confronting her would discourage her. Before this goes any further, Brandon needs to understand that Michelle’s mother is a textbook example of a problem mother-inlaw. If your son has a father, uncle or grandfather in the picture, he may be more receptive to a man-to-man talk about what’s going on than he is to a warning from his mother.

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Police: Woman shocked after Christmas greeting

pect was seen driving away in a yellow Mitsubishi with Delaware tags.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — A 29year-old woman was arrested after allegedly using a stun gun on a woman who tried to hug her on Christmas night. Deborah Downing has been jailed $15,510 bond. She was charged with aggravated battery, petty theft and violation of pretrial release. It’s unclear if she already has an attorney. According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report, Sheri Brennan was picking up a friend Dec. 25 when the incident occurred. Brennan’s friend told investigators that she was shocked after trying to hug Downing and offer a holiday greeting. Brennan wasn’t seriously injured. Brennan told authorities that she had a rocky past with Downing, but thought the two had resolved their differences.

Rare coin fetches over £2.3 million in auction

Cops: Burglar steals shoes, photos that depict men NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Newark police are looking for a burglar who steals men’s shoes and photos that depict men. Five homes have been burglarized since Dec. 26 by a man who entered through an unlocked door or window or forced entry through a rear door. Police said the burglar searches the bedrooms and makes off with men’s shoes and photographs of men. After one of the burglaries, the sus-

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MIAMI (Reuters) — A rare 1913 U.S. coin once owned by an Egyptian king and later featured in a famous U.S. TV detective series was sold for more than $3.7 million (2.3 million pounds) in a public auction in Florida, the auctioneers said on Friday. The so-called Liberty Head nickel, one of only five known of that specific date and design, was sold “in spirited bidding” to a private East Coast coin collector in Orlando late on Thursday, said Greg Rohan, president of Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions. The buyer wished to remain anonymous. The $3,737,500 price for the fivecent coin included a 15 percent buyer’s premium. “It is probably the most famous United States rare coin,” Rohan said in a statement. Once part of the coin collection owned by Egypt’s King Farouk, who was deposed in 1952, the Liberty nickel changed hands several times and featured as part of the plot in a 1973 episode of the well-known CBS TV series “Hawaii Five-O.” The value of the rare coin, which was made at the Philadelphia Mint with the Miss Liberty design, crossed the million dollar mark in 2003.

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By SUE MANNING Associated Press Writer

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A couple waits to cross the street in front of a billboard ad featuring President Barack Obama wearing a Weatherproof brand jacket Wednesday in Times Square in New York. Outerwear company Weatherproof used a recent news photo of the president in front of the Great Wall in Badaling, China, for the advertisement without permission. the billboard does not say Obama endorses the product. “He didn’t come to us. It’s just a great looking jacket on a great looking president,” Stollmack said. The ad has potential to be effective with consumers because the president and first lady both carry considerable fashion credibility, said Dudley Blossom, chairman of the marketing department at fashion-focused Lim College in Manhattan. But it also risks passers-by getting so caught up with the image that they won’t notice the brand name, he said. Blossom said he can’t recall any previous president being used in this way to pitch a product. Weatherproof did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the White House request to remove the ad. Earlier Wednesday, Stollmack had said he wasn’t concerned about the

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LOS ANGELES — Cats. Dogs. Those can be fighting words in some circles. Cats are “nasty, stinking creatures,” says Mark David of Warrensburg, Mo. And dogs? They’re noisy, disruptive and “lick you and themselves,” counters Sanford Reikes of Louisville, Ky. Clearly, there are dog people and there are cat people. But it’s not much of a contest: 74 percent of people like dogs a lot, and only 41 percent like cats a lot. Cats win the dislike vote handily, according to an Associated PressPetside.com poll. Fifteen percent of the adults questioned said they disliked cats a lot while the number who said they disliked dogs a lot was just 2 percent. Joseph Moreus, 61, of Westminster, Calif., understands why dogs come out on top. “They have more personality. They are loyal,” he said. “Cats are all about cats but dogs are interested in pleasing their owners. Cats don’t care if they please you or not.” And cats can be destructive, said Joy Rasch, 70, of Kennewick, Wash., who gets mad at the neighborhood cats who kill robins, quail and squirrels in her back yard. Male cats will spray their territory or get in the wood pile at 3 a.m. and “screech like bad brakes on a car,” she added. Of course, cat lovers, if smaller in numbers, are equal in passion. “Cats are 1,000 times smarter than dogs,” said Bonnie Hanson, 77, of Sioux Falls, S.D. She and her late husband had a black Siamese cat, Kitty, that she said “always wanted to comfort people, anybody who was ill or unhappy.” “My husband would have chest pains and wouldn’t tell me. But Kitty would come and look at me and I’d know. We called him our psychic Siamese,” she said. “Every cat I ever had was a help and a comfort.”

About 59 percent of American households own pets, according to the poll. About 74 percent of pet owners polled said they had dogs, and 47 percent said they had cats. Those most likely to dislike cats were blacks, Hispanics and married men. Men were a bit more likely than women to say they disliked cats. Dog people are more adamant about their preference than cat people, the poll found. Of those who owned only a dog, 34 percent said they disliked cats; of those who owned only a cat, only 5 percent disliked dogs. David, 28, who runs a landscaping company in Warrensburg, dislikes cats but he says he owes his life to a dog. Two years ago, his 5-year-old black lab Zena was with him when a tractor rolled onto his leg, leaving him pinned and bleeding. Zena went to get his wife. “She wasn’t a Lassie by any means, but she was smart enough to go for help,” David said. Still, all this sniping doesn’t mean there is no harmony in the country. Sixty percent of all adults said they liked both dogs AND cats. Cats are independent so give you a little more freedom but dogs are better companions, said Janet Hardy, 69, of Abingdon, Md., who grew up with both. David Kyser, 73, has also had both — and can tick off their relative merits. “Cats take care of themselves. They are very clean. Dogs are not so clean and they need some activity. They are good if you have a house full of children,” said Kyser, of Austin, Texas. “Cats just kind of sit around being cats.” And some, of course, don’t want either species for a friend. “I have a fear of dogs and I don’t like cats,” said Willie Thigpen, 60, of Greenwood, S.C. He and his wife raised three children, but they never had a pet. “And now I don’t want to take care of nothing except me,” he said.

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Jonathan Owens Have news about your local business? E-mail Jonathan at owens@sanfordherald.com

New cafe comes to Steele St.

A new booth has opened in the Shops of Steele Street specializing in high-end and hardto-find perfumes and colognes at wholesale prices. The store, Purrfect Fragrance, is owned and operated by Tony Smith, and features brand names like Burberry, Creed, Lacoste, Aramis and more. After operating a similar booth in the Raleigh Flea Market with great success, Smith decided to branch out. In celebration of the opening, the booth is also offering several sales.

Pet service open for business Heather Quinn contacted me this week to let me know about her recently opened pet service business, Sitter Stay. Through the business, Quinn, a 30-year resident of Sanford, will go into people’s homes when they are away to feed, water, walk and provide companionship for their pets. She is available for midday visits as well as extended out-of-town visits. Quinn is active in the local pet rescue community, having served on the board at Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption for three years and served as a foster home for the Australian Shepherd Rescue & Placement Helpline (ARPH) She also volunteers at Lee County Animal Control. Her business is insured and bonded, and she is pet first-aid certified and a member of Pet Sitters International. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Quinn at

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Progress wants in on LEDs in cities More municipalities are turning to cheaper street lighting systems

Graham’s Cafe, located at 14 S. Steele St. (in the Steele Street Mall) plans to open on Monday. The cafe’s menu features daily specials as well as burgers, hot dogs, buffalo wings, barbecue, sandwiches, soups, salads and homemade desserts. Limited breakfast items are also available throughout the day, and the cafe offers on-site catering for special breakfast or evening events for large groups with menus to fit your budget. Police officers and firefighters receive a 10 percent discount as well. The owners plan to be open for lunch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information or to book an event, contact Brenda Dowling at (919) 357-0816.

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ago. But in March, she was laid off from her job as managing editor for digital media at the nonprofit Sesame Workshop in New York, which produces “Sesame Street.” In April, Moore got an interview for a job opening as editor and publisher of the nonprofit Teen Voices magazine in Boston. The job paid 25 percent less than her previous position. And the company was a fraction the size of Sesame Workshop. Still, she leapt at the offer. “I wanted the immediate secu-

RALEIGH (MCT) — Progress Energy wants to cash in on the growing business of managing energy-efficient streetlights for Raleigh and other municipalities in the Carolinas. The Raleigh-based utility already manages about 200,000 conventional streetlights in its two-state service area. But the company can’t install and maintain LED lights because it doesn’t have standard rates to charge local governments for the service. LEDs are considered the most efficient lights available and are being adopted by cities across the country to replace older bulbs. LED, which stands for light emitting diode, is a technology that’s widely used in cell phones, computers andauto dashboards. Advances in semiconductor technology have improved LED lights to the point they can be used in offices, hotels and parking decks, and as streetlights. In the absence of preapproved utility prices for LED services, cities are installing the lights on their own and bypassing Progress Energy. Raleigh has installed LED streetlights at the downtown Convention Center and along Hillsborough Street. Officials in Goldsboro, Sanford, Asheville and elsewhere plan to expand their LED streetlights as well. Last month, Progress Energy asked the N.C. Utilities Commission to approve a pricing system for LED lights. Under one option, Progress would own and operate the lights. Another option would let Progress install and operate LED streetlights owned by city governments. That’s the option that appeals to Raleigh officials because ownership would allow the city to compete for federal stimulus dollars or other government grants to subsidize green energy, Assistant City Manager

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Jessica Moore, 34, editor and publisher of Teen Voices Magazine, poses at her desk in Boston. Moore had been steadily employed since graduating from college more than 10 years ago. But last March, she found herself unemployed for the first time after her job was cut as Web site designer in New York.

For the unemployed, new job often means a pay cut By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer

Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer. The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than the one Becker had lost. He had to uproot his family from Wisconsin to Nevada. And, like many formerly jobless people who find work these days, Becker is now paid far less than before — $25,000 less. It’s one of the bleak realities of the economic recovery: Even as more employers are starting to hire, the new jobs typically pay less than the ones that were lost. In the government’s data, a job is a job. More jobs point to a growing economy. But to people who used to earn $60,000, a new $40,000 job means they’ll spend less — and contribute less to the recovery. “In most cases, it means a subdued expansion, for sure,” said Marisa Di Natale, director at Moody’s Economy.com. Worse for those affected, people hired at lower wages in a tight job market tend to lag behind

their peers for years, sometimes decades. For example, workers laid off during the 1981-82 recession earned 20 percent less than people who remained in a job — even 20 years after they were rehired, a Columbia University study found. The study examined pay for white- and blue-collar workers, managers and hourly workers. That means a few short months of unemployment could haunt workers such as 34-year-old Jessica Moore for years. Moore had been employed since graduating from Penn State University more than 12 years

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What is happening in real estate in 2010?

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Welcome to a new decade. What is going to happen in real estate this year? What has changed? What will stay the same? Let’s look at a few factors in the real estate world for 2010. The first factor is interest rates. Interest rates are really low and have been for most of 2009. The first thing you need to know is that they are not going significantly lower. The reason that they are so low is that most mortgages are being supported by the fed-

eral government. Remember that the meltdown occurred because loans were being packaged and sold to private investors, who were buying a pig in a poke. You can argue whether it’s right or wrong, but there would be few houses being financed if this had not occurred, and the rates would have been much higher. When the government starts to pull back from its support of mortgages and private money begins to replace government mon-

ey, rates will go up. The magic question is when. If it occurs too early, then mortgages will stop, because the private sector will not be ready to invest. One way for the government to get out of this is to make government loans less attractive by requiring more down payment, higher interest rates, or higher credit scores or lower debt ratios. Good old supply and demand.

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rity,â&#x20AC;? she said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly surprising that employers are being stingy with pay these days. Their own businesses were squeezed by the recession. Most depend on consumer spending, which remains tepid. The first jobs to emerge from a recession typically arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t well-paying ones, says Till Marco von Wachter, a Columbia economics professor. Companies delay hiring for higher-paying jobs, in particular, until theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re confident the recovery will last, he says. In addition, as the unemployed compete for the few job openings available, employers face no pressure to raise wages. More than six people are now vying, on average, for each job opening, according to Labor Department data â&#x20AC;&#x201D; compared with just 1.7 workers per opening when the recession began in December 2007. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Becker considered himself lucky to get a job offer this summer as an informationtechnology manager after months of searching. That was even though he had to move his family from Milwaukee to Reno, Nev., and take less pay than heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been used to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a very large number of people will never have the life they

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Banks have to lend money. Right now banks are afraid of each other and afraid of the FDIC. I think they are more afraid of these than they are of the economy and of lending to people and business. An economist recently estimated that banks in the US have approximately 200 times as much cash on hand as they did before this crisis started. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of cash lying around not being used! Well, some of that is there to as-

had at one time,â&#x20AC;? he said. Becker, 48, oversees fewer than a dozen employees, compared with the 60 he managed before the recession when he earned $25,000 more, or $150,000. He drained $100,000 in savings to support his family during a year of unemployment to pay his mortgage, health insurance and college tuition for two children. Though his current job is a step down, he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared to hold out for a better and higher-paying one. Too many other workers were lined up for each opening he sought. John Irons, research and policy director for the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, says that as millions of unemployed workers accept lower pay for new jobs, their collective wage cuts will likely stifle income growth for years. Inflation-adjusted hourly wages rose throughout most of 2008 but peaked at an average $8.65 in May for nonmanagement hourly employees, as measured in 1982 dollars, according to Labor Department data. (Unadjusted for inflation, the average was $18.53.) Since then, inflation-adjusted wages have fallen 1.3 percent to an estimated $8.54. The resulting wage depression is part of the economic â&#x20AC;&#x153;scarringâ&#x20AC;? of the labor force, Irons said. For example, inflationadjusted wages stagnated

for four years after the downturn of 1991. And they remained mostly flat from 2002 to 2005, after the mild recession of 2001, according to Labor Department data. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend what you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have,â&#x20AC;? said 35-year-old Travis Becker, who took a 12 percent pay cut when he was hired in July. Becker (no relation to David Becker) had been laid off a few months earlier by a Minnesota company that installed concrete pieces for commercial projects. Pay cut or no, Becker is grateful to have a job at Wells Concrete in rural Albany, Minn. Becker moved his family from a small town near Minneapolis, lost his seniority and took a job with less responsibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no other choice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job or no job.â&#x20AC;? Becker said he and his wife will remain as frugal as they have been after he was laid off. They dine out rarely and spend mainly on necessities for their three children. Consumers already are saving more and spending less than they normally do, because of high debt and tight credit. With Becker and other newly hired workers keeping tight grips on their wallets, consumer spending could stay weak well into the recovery, sapping its strength. How much will hinge on how long and how deeply wage growth lags.

Pay tends to stagnate during or immediately after recessions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often severe during â&#x20AC;&#x153;jobless recoveries,â&#x20AC;? when hiring remains weak long after the economy starts growing again, according to a 2005 study by Princeton University economist Henry Farber. For example, workers who lost jobs and found new ones from 1981 to 1983 took average pay cuts of 10.8 percent once they found new jobs, the study found. But from 1983 to 1985, as hiring accelerated, that pay cut narrowed to less than 8 percent. But those who lost jobs and were rehired from 2001 to 2003 averaged bigger pay cuts of 13.6 percent as hiring stagnated for nearly two years during a jobless recovery. By contrast, formerly unemployed people who were rehired during the boom years of the late 1990s averaged a minuscule pay cut of 0.2 percent, according to the study, which examined pay data from the Labor Department. Moore, the former Internet editor for Sesame Workshop, said living in Boston turned out to be more enjoyable than her life in pricey New York. But to make up the lost pay? She said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply going to work harder in coming years to make some of it back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do have to play catch up,â&#x20AC;? she said.

sure liquidity. The FDIC requires it, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bank and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have cash, and your stock drops, well, just ask a former Wachovia stockholder what happens (you become part of Wells Fargo). Banks have to lend money to make money, so generally the more they lend the more that they make, assuming that they are good loans. So if banks are stashing cash, they are scared. Appraisals in our area were lower in the last six months of 2009 than they were in the first half of the year. Appraisals lag by nature because they are based on what

has happened in the past six months to a year. And with fewer sales, there is less data to use. We have not seen a reduction in prices or the price people are willing to pay for homes. Certainly there are people who are looking for a deal. And there are houses that can be had for a deal. For those of you who are looking to purchase your first home and obtain the $8,000.00 tax credit for First Time Home Buyers; or you are looking to purchase your next home and wish to qualify for the $6,500.00 tax credit for existing homeowners, now is the

time to buy. Remember, you need to contract for a home by April 30 and close by June 30. Home values are bottoming (though they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have far to fall here) and interest rates are as low as they are going to get. For over 40 years the staff at The Groce Companies has helped consumers in central North Carolina design, build and secure financing to build or buy their homes. If you need assistance, please call (919) 775-1497 and visit our web site, www.grocecompanies.com where we will be posting this entire series of helpful hints.

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Lillington Chamber banquet planned for Feb. 25 The 2010 Lillington Area Chamber Of Commerce Annual Banquet is set for Feb. 25 at the Harnett County Government Complex Commons. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

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Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL J. SEAWELL AND KRISTINA MARIE SEAWELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE to APRIL E. STEPHENSON, P.A., Trustee(s), which was dated April 25, 2007 and recorded on April 25, 2007 in Book 01081 at Page 0589, Lee County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 20, 2010 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 2132 according to the map of Carolina Trace, Woodfield, recorded in Plat Cabinet 4, Slide 15, Lee County Registry. Reference to said plat is hereby made for a greater certainty of description. Parcel No.: 9670-137092-00

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Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

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resentations of warary location at the able to convey title to ranty relating to the county courthouse this property for any title or any physical, for conducting the reason, the sole remeenvironmental, sale on January 20, dy of the purchaser is health or safety con2010 at 11:30AM, and the return of the deditions existing in, will sell to the highest posit. Reasons of on, at, or relating to bidder for cash the such inability to conthe property being offollowing described vey include, but are fered for sale. This property situated in not limited to, the filsale is made subject Lee County, North ing of a bankruptcy to all prior liens, unCarolina, to wit: petition prior to the paid taxes, any unconfirmation of the paid land transfer ALL OF THAT CERsale and reinstatetaxes, special assessTAIN 0.753 ACRE, ment of the loan ments, easements, MORE OR LESS, AS withrights of way, deeds SHOWN ON PLAT out the knowledge of of release, and any ENTITLED, "SURthe trustee. If the other encumbrances VEY FOR GREG valor exceptions of reOLDHAM", DATED idity of the sale is cord. To the best of APRIL 3, 2002, PREchallenged by any the knowledge and PARED BY MIparty, the trustee, in belief of the underCHAEL A. CAIN, their sole discretion, signed, the current SURVEYOR, AND if they believe the owner(s) of the propRECORDED AT challenge to have erty is/are Michael PLAT CABINET 9, merit, may request Joseph Seawell and SLIDE 96-F, LEE the court to declare wife, Kristina Marie COUNTY the sale to be void Seawell. REGISTRY. REFER- and return the deposENCE TO SAID it. The purchaser An Order for possesPLAT IS HEREBY will have no further sion of the property MADE FOR A remedy. may be issued pur- GREATER CERTAINsuant to G.S. 45-21.29 TY OF DESCRIPin favor of the purTION. chaser and against Substitute Trustee the party or parties in BEING THE SAME Brock & Scott, PLLC possession by the PROPERTY CONJeremy B. Wilkins, clerk of superior VEYED TO BRIAN NCSB No. 32346 court of the county in GODFREY, A MAR5431 Oleander Drive which the property is RIED MAN BY DEED Suite 200 sold. Any person FROM BRIAN GODWilmington, NC who occupies the FREY AND KAREN 28403 property pursuant to GODFREY RECORD- PHONE: (910) 392-4988 a rental agreement ED 02/19/2008 IN FAX: (910) 392-8587 entered into or reDEED BOOK 1123 newed on or after OcPAGE 128, IN THE File No.: 09-23221tober 1, 2007, may, afREGISTER OF FC01 ter receiving the noDEEDS OFFICE OF Advertisement tice of sale, terminate LEE COUNTY, For Bids the rental agreement NORTH CAROLINA. Minority and Women upon 10 days’ written Owned Businesses notice to the TAX ID# 963152891700 landlord. The notice J. H. Allen, Inc. is soshall also state that liciting bids and enupon termination of Save and except any couraging participaa releases, deeds of retion by Minority rental agreement, the lease or prior convey(MBE) and Women tenant is liable for ances of record. Owned Businesses rent due under the (WBE) as subcontracrental agreement pro- Said property is comtors and/or material rated to the effective monly known as 2713 suppliers for the condate of the termina- Cheshire Drive, Sanstruction of the tion. ford, NC 27332. Emergency Services TrainIf the trustee is un- Third party purchasing Facility at Sandable to convey title to ers must pay the exhills Community Colthis property for any cise tax, and the court lege, Pinehurst, NC. reason, the sole remecosts of Forty-Five Sub bids are due by dy of the purchaser is Cents (45¢) per One 12:00 p.m. on Thursthe return of the deHundred Dollars day, January 21, 2010 posit. Reasons of ($100.00) pursuant to in the office of J. H. such inability to con- NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A Allen, Inc. Sub bids vey include, but are cash deposit (no perfor all materials and not limited to, the filsonal checks) of five subcontracts are being of a bankruptcy percent (5%) of the ing solicited. Plans petition prior to the purchase price, or and specifications are confirmation of the Seven Hundred Fifty available for review sale and reinstateDollars ($750.00), in the plan rooms of ment of the loan whichever is greater, the AGC, Charlotte, withwill be required at Fayetteville; out the knowledge of the time of the sale. McGraw-Hill Conthe trustee. If the Following the expirastruction/Dodge, Ravaltion of the statutory leigh; Reed Construcidity of the sale is upset bid period, all tion Data, Norcross, challenged by any the remaining GA; Hispanic Conparty, the trustee, in amounts are immeditractors Association, their sole discretion, ately due and owing. Raleigh; NC Institute if they believe the of Minority challenge to have Said property to be ofEconomic merit, may request fered pursuant to this Development, Inc., the court to declare Notice of Sale is beDurham and in our the sale to be void ing offered for sale, office (by appointand return the depos- transfer and conveyment, contact Anne @ it. The purchaser ance “AS IS WHERE ext. 227). Plans and will have no further IS.” There are no specifications detail remedy. repbidding requireresentations of warments, insurance reranty relating to the quirements, and techtitle or any physical, nical information. Substitute Trustee environmental, Interested bidders Brock & Scott, PLLC health or safety conshould contact Doug Jeremy B. Wilkins, ditions existing in, Allen or Anne BeasNCSB No. 32346 on, at, or relating to ley at J. H. Allen, Inc., 5431 Oleander Drive the property being of409 W. Central AveSuite 200 fered for sale. This nue, P. O. Drawer Wilmington, NC sale is made subject 2809, Asheboro, NC 28403 to all prior liens, un27204-2809, (336) 672PHONE: (910) 392-4988 paid taxes, any un1035. FAX: (910) 392-8587 paid land transfer Notice To Creditors taxes, special assessFile No.: 09-23069ments, easements, Vanessa Murchison FC01 rights of way, deeds Perrry qualified on of release, and any 09 SP 338 January 7, 2010, as other encumbrances NOTICE OF FOREPersonal or exceptions of reCLOSURE SALE cord. To the best of Representative of the Estate of Grace the knowledge and NORTH CAROLINA, Murchison, late of belief of the underLEE COUNTY Lee County,North signed, the current Carolina. This is to Under and by virtue owner(s) of the propnotify all persons, erty is/are Brian of a Power of Sale firms, and corporaGodfrey . contained in that certions tain Deed of Trust executed by Brian An Order for posses- having claims against sion of the property the Estate to present Godfrey, a Married them to the undermay be issued purMan and Karen Godsigned on or before frey to TSS, LLC, suant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the pur- April 10, 2010, or this Trustee(s), which was chaser and against notice will be pleaded dated May 15, 2009 the party or parties in in bar of their recovand recorded on May ery. All persons, possession by the 22, 2009 in Book 01174 firms, and corporaclerk of superior at Page 0106, Lee County Registry, court of the county in tions indebted to said estate please make North Carolina. which the property is sold. Any person emmediate payment. who occupies the Payments and claims Default having been should be presented made in the payment property pursuant to to a rental agreement of the note thereby entered into or re- Eddie S. Winstaed III, secured by the said newed on or after Oc- Attorney at Law, 1410 Elm Street - P.O. Box Deed of Trust and the tober 1, 2007, may, af1045 ter receiving the noundersigned, Brock & Sanford NC 27330 Scott, PLLC, having tice of sale, terminate been substituted as the rental agreement 100 Trustee in said Deed upon 10 days’ written Announcements notice to the of Trust, and the holder of the note evi- landlord. The notice shall also state that 110 dencing said indebtupon termination of Special Notices edness having directa ed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, rental agreement, the Attention Woodworktenant is liable for ers! Braston-Gail Enterpristhe undersigned Subrent due under the es located at 336 Wicker stitute Trustee will Street in Sanford, now has offer for sale at the rental agreement pro- reclaimed barn wood for rated to the effective courthouse door of date of the termina- all your woodworking projthe county courttion. ects! Come by and check house where the

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no property is located, or rep- the usual and custom-

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WILL MOVE OLD JUNK CARS! BEST PRICES PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. McLeod’s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Night 776-9274.

120 Personals Female Companion Don’t be alone for the New Year! Wholesome gentleman needs live-in companion. Room & board included. Plus small salary. No smoking/drugs. Call Ray: (919)995-8945

140 Found Large Orange Cat Found Before Chirstmas In Broadway Area. Call: 919-499-7147

190 Yard Sales Ask about our YARD SALE SPECIAL

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Get a FREE “kit”: 6 signs, 60 price stickers, 6 arrows, marker, inventory sheet, tip sheet! *Days must be consecutive Rain, Burn, & Feed barrels for sale Plastic & Steel. 311 Kids Lane off Poplar Springs Church Rd. call 718- 1138 or 919-721-1548.

200 Transportation

420 Help Wanted General

430 Help Wanted Sales

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less

sales and service for residential and business customers for basic a cable, internet and telephone services. High school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record proof of insurance required. Charter Communications is a drug free work environment. To apply log onto www.charter.com

Pittsboro Ford is Growing Looking for Aggressive Sales People. Aggressive Pay Plan, 30% Commission, Benefits Package, call Mark or Ed 919-542-3131

Big Big Bag of Boy’s Toddler Clothes 18-24 Months $35, Shop 3 in 1 Radio 3 CD 2 Cassettes Player $40 2 in 1DVD with CD player still in box $20. All size sheets from single - queen $15 919-708-6910

440 Help Wanted Professional

“Help Wanted Sales” Local growing Real Estate Firm is looking for a Licensed Broker to serve as Experienced Embroiexclusive Buyer’s Agent dery Supervisor servicing our expanding Need Exp Embroidery suclient base. Must be team pervisor for a growing and goal oriented with a embr business in Central strong work ethic. NC. Must have min of 5 yrs We offer: exp, fluent with Barudan - High Commission Splits and Tajima machines. Must - No Desk fees be self-motivated, detail ori- No Training fees ented and production mind- Leads provided ed. Email resume to - Financing / Mortgage bcox@royalthreads.com Support - Unlimited earning potenFull and Part Time Sales tial Associates Needed - Additional options for sellExperienced Preferred but ing Real Estate not Necessary Send reply For a confidential interview to The Sanford Herald with this equal opportunity PO Box 100 Sanford NC firm, please email resume 27331 #03461 to shellypetersen @windstream.net. Hairstylist Booth Available At Head To Toe. Call 4789125 Looking For Plumbers & Plumbers Helpers Experienced w/ Copper Pipes. Work Will Last For Approx. 1 Year Fax: 334-289-8132

Local Company looking for experienced truck driver/hydro vac operator. Must have CDL with tanker endorsement. Part Time/Full Time. Please send resume to 1007 Cumnock Road Sanford or call 919-708-5056

Cannon Digital Camera Call for details: 774-1066 Craft Wood Stove for Basement or Shop with Blower $175, Dresser $50, Baby Exersuaucer $10 919-774-7071 Gateway Computer P4, tower, keyboard, mouse, 15” LCD. Call for details: 774-1066 Kenmore Ref 22 cu ft. w/ ice maker, 3 years old, excellent condition, will quaranty, $225.00. 776-3949 or 770-6069 Liquor Bar $100, Beige Leather Tuft, Half-Moon w/ Foot Rest; Gold. 919-7758118 Loveseat, green, excellent condition. $60. 919-7741572 Maytag Washing Machine. Good Condition. $250.00 or best offer. Call (919) 548-1056 Pick-Up Bed Cap For Sale 5’ X 6’ 4’’ $75 Bird Cage $25 L15’’X W21’’X H23’’ 2 Rabbit Cages 24’’x19’’x24’’ $15 each John Deer Train Set $30 Please Call: 919-777-9363

Staff Supervisor needed for 455 10-bed ICF/MR facility speHelp Wanted cializing in the care of proTrades 240 foundly mentally retarded and developmentally disa605 Cars - General Accepting Resumes at bled adults. Must be able to Miscellaneous Absolute Computers Automobile Policy: Three work a varying schedule to 810 Woodland Avenue different automobile ads per include 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HAVING A for Computer Technician household per year at the weekend shifts. Previous suYARD SALE? Experience in Hardware “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, pervisory experienced rebilling will be at the and Software Trouble The DEADLINE for quired. Primary duties in“Business Rate”. Shooting and Tech. Support clude: Direct supervision of Ads is 2 P.M. Must have valid driver Need a Windshield With 25-35 direct care staff, asthe day PRIOR license. No emails or No Insurance? We have sist management team in to publication. phone calls accepted. best prices on new and scheduling, directing, asPREPAYMENT IS used auto glass, we also signing work, and direct 470 REQUIRED FOR install automotive care of clients as needed, YARD SALE ADS. Help Wanted headliners. 1 Day Service. etc. Monitors all aspects of THE SANFORD HERALD, Medical/Dental Norris Restoration client care in an ICF/MR faCLASSIFIED DEPT. Company cility to insure adherence to 718-1201 or Certified Nursing Assistant 336 Wicker Street ICF/MR regulations. Must 718-1204 – immediate opening, 777-9000 have valid NC drivers liM-F day shift cense, high school diplo640 in Southern Pines. CPR 255 ma/GED, and local crimiFirewood required. Call First Choice nal background check are Sport Utilities Home Care @ required. Salary DOE. SeriFIREWOOD 919-775-3306 or fax ous applicants may apply CLASSIFIED DEADSeasoned or Green resume to 919-775-6056. at t.l.c home, 1775 HawLINE: 2:00 PM 3/4 ton pickup load kins Ave. t.l.c. home is an $80 a load/$90 stacked DAY BEFORE Patient scheduling equal opportunity employDump Truck Load coordinator-Full Time. PUBLICATION. (2:00 er. also Available Pinehurst dental practice pm Friday for 258-9792 499-8972 is seeking an energetic Sat/Sun ads). SanTAX PREPARERS: CPA person to coordinate ford Herald, Classifirm seeks EXPERIENCED patient care and insurance Firewood, 16 in. split oak fied Dept., & mixed hardwood, delivbusiness & individual tax benefits. Applicants must preparers for part & full 718-1201 or have good communication ered & stacked truck load. $50 No Checks Please time positions. Please send 718-1204 skills, basic accounting 498-4852 - 258-9360 resume to: PO Box 480; skills, and the ability to 300 Southern Pines, NC 28388 multitask in a fun, Businesses/Services or fax to (910)246-0661 fast- paced environment. For Sale: Split Fire Wood Benefits, six weeks of time Will Deliver No Load too WANTED!! FRIENDLY, off. Please send or 315 big or small 919-548-9618 ENTHUSIASTIC, drop off your resume in perLifeline Recovery Mission Reliable, Detail-Oriented, Elderly/In-Home son to: 15 Aviemore Dr., (OldSanford Motel US#1S.) Self–Motivated Individual, Care Pinehurst, NC 28374 who enjoys working in a Fire Wood fast paced environment! A skilled care giver with 500 Mixed Hardwoods HUD experience preferred over 10 years experience Full Size Pick Up Free Pets but will train someone with in geriatrics and physical Split & Delivered $85 therapy, would like to assist enthusiasm and organiza499-1617/353-9607 you with daily activities and tional skills. Must be able to 510 multi-task, have experience mobility in your home call Free Cats Fire Wood working with the public, 919-718-9871 Mixed Hardwoods and able to work independ- 1 Adorable Calico Cat w/ Full Size Pick Up Experienced Caregiver ently. Does this sound like Tail. 1 Adult Sized Cat. Split & Delivered $85 Seeking Job w/ Elderly you? If so, a local apartBoth Tame & Free To Good 499-1617/353-9607 In Sanford Area. Any Shift. ment community is looking Home! Call: 919-498-0128 for a dynamic Site ManagCall: 919-499-5633 Firewood For Sale delivAnytime. er to work part time. Credit ered & stacked. Seasoned 520 & Criminal Checks or green. As low as $60 a 320 Required. Fax resume to Load. Call David Jones: Free Dogs (336) 544-2309. Equal Child Care 919-356-3779 Free to good home Housing Employer Shirley’s DayCare Home Rottweiler & Golden 660 has full-time openings for Retrievers mix Puppies We offer Sporting Goods/ children Sun-Fri. Vouchers (919)498-5534 • BOLD print accepted. For more info: Health & Fitness • ENLARGED 600 776-0257 WAHM Will keep Greenwood afterschoolers in my home $30 per week plus $10 per school holidays 919-721-0948

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 410 Employment Wanted For Hire: Experienced Track ho Operator Any Type of Work 919-353-5027

420 Help Wanted General

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Merchandise

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less *“Bargain Bin” ads are free for five consecutive days. Items must total $250 or less, and the price must be included in the ad. Multiple items at a single price (i.e., jars $1 each), and animals/pets do not qualify. One free “Bargain Bin” ad per household per month.

2 Piece Leather Couch $200 OBO 919-353-9292

6 Place Setting, 26 Pc, Whitney Imperial China THERAPEUTIC FOSTER $25. Syl. VCR Player PARENTS NEEDED w/remote $10 Work independently from 774-4378 home by making a difference in the life of a 8ft Artificial Christmas Tree, child. Therapeutic Foster Perfect Condition, $50. Parents are needed who Please Call: 776-7786 are willing to make a commitment to a child/teen Ashton Drake Amy Doll with emotional/behavioral $40 challenges. You will receive Please Call: 690-9455 a competitive stipend and ongoing clinical support. We offer training to obtain your license and opportunities for continued skill development.

Charter Communications is seeking a Broadband Technician I. The essential functions of this position are Requirements: 21 or older, contributing to the company transportation, spare bedroom, HS diploma/GED, vision of being the industry and satisfactory criminal leader in customer service background check. through quality, commitment, courtesy and Training classes starting teamwork. The Broadband Technician must possess the soon. Call NC MENTOR, 919-718-9339 x 12 to find ability to perform basic out more. installations, disconnects,

GOT STUFF? CALL CLASSIFIED! SANFORD HERALD CLASSIFIED DEPT., 718-1201 or 718-1204.

665 Musical/Radio/TV CLASSIFIED SELLS! “CALL TODAY, SELL TOMORROW” Sanford Herald Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

675 Pets/Animals *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”.

Cockatiels pair W/ Cage: -$75 also 1 male & 2 females- $40 each. Call: 708-8921

680 Farm Produce A Great Day For Pinto Beans, Hamhocks & Cornbread! Order Your Creasy Greens Now! A Variety Of Fruits, Pecans & Candy. B&B Market

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

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com 2BR 2.5 BA Town Home on Golf Course $800/mo App. Incl 774-8033 3 BR 2 Bath Central Heat & Air Country Broadway Area (919)258-9887 3BR, 1 BA, NEW roof, HVAC, flooring, paint and stove. 1298 Hooker St. $550/mo plus sec. dep. 919-444-9546 3BR, 1.5BA, carport, 3102 Lee Ave, $800/mo, $800 dep. 919-776-4923 or 919-777-4610 Owner/Broker 3BR/2BA, stove, refrig., dishwasher, garage, central heat/ac, 5190 Cardinal Circle, Carolina Trace. Ref. & dep. req’d., no pets. $850/m0. Call 774-8975. 5055 Bluebird $1200/mo 3BD/2BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2story cottage. New carpet, tile, fp, screen porches. Ref req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 919-775-3679 N. Horner: 2 BR/Duplex $500. Tramway Pyrant Rd. 3BR/2BA Mgt. Home $550.Kendale/WatsonAve 3BR $500 Dep/Ref Req. Call Brenda 919-499-3236 Newly renovated, paint, carpet, Large 3BR, eat in kit, DR, sitting rm, family rm, 2.5 BA, exc. loc. $850/mo.919-721-5680 THE SANFORD HERALD makes every effort to follow HUD guidelines in rental advertisements placed by our advertisers. We reserve the right to refuse or change ad copy as necessary for HUD compliances. West Sanford/Tramway Area Nice Brick House, 2 Car Garage, 4 BR 3 BA, 1 Acre Private Lot, $900/mo Call Van Harris Realty 919-775-3513 or Cell 919-770-2875

730 For Rent Apts/Condos

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 3BR 2 BA Double Wide Private Lot Chris Cole Rd Rental Ref. Req. $525 month plus Dep. No Pets 919-775-2279 Broadway 2 BR 2 BA Mobile Home on Private Lot $450/mo $450/dep 919-478-1403 For Rent: 3 bedrooms/2 baths mobile home. Lemon Springs Area. No pets. $450 plus deposit. Call:919-499-3098 For Rent: Mobile Homesmall 2 bedrooms, washer & dryer, no pets. 919-776-4836. Small 2 BR mobile home for rent located across from Food Lion on Highway 87. 400/month rent 400/deposit. 919-499-9147 Small MH For Rent Exc. Condition Wash/Dryer Rental/Credit Application Req $300/Dep $300/mo No Pets (919)499-5523

750 For Rent Miscellaneous Office Space For Rent: All Utilities Included, Centrally Located, $550 A Month Call: 919-777-2826 (Ask For Chris)

765 Commercial Rentals 5 Vacant Buildings Jonesboro 1300 Sq Ft W/Bay - $495 1250 Sq Ft W/Bay - $425 3000 Sq Ft - Restaurant $1,100 Tramway 6000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office - $ 2,400 5000 Sq Ft W/Warehouse & Office $2,200 Call - 774-8033 Fully Equipped Coin Laundry For Lease Great Location in Siler City, NC. Room for expansion. Call:336-471-1068

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LIFESTYLES: Officials cracking down on puppy mills Page 2C

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Leader D.E. Parkerson

Jan Hayes

The Paper Pulpit

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Del Parkerson is a retired pastor of First Baptist Church. Contact him at dparkerson@ec.rr.com.

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Are your debts paid in full? In the Model Prayer we pray, ”Forgive us our trespasses” (Matthew 6:12). Will God answer that prayer? Can we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that our page in God’s book is marked “Paid in Full”? We can, if we will accept these six facts: n God loves us and wants to forgive us. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins.” (I John 1:9). Why confess? God already knows all about us. Confession is our recognition that what we have done is wrong, and that we want it removed from our lives. We do not have to persuade God to forgive. He is ready to do so, if we only ask Him to do so. n Forgiveness means that we are on good terms with God. It does not take away the memory of wrongs. Neither does it take away the consequences of our sins. But forgiveness does mean that a right relationship with God has been restored. His power can then flow freely into our hearts. n We cannot rid ourselves of our sins. It would be like trying to lift ourselves off the ground by pulling up on our shoestrings. The old song has it right: “Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!” n Having been forgiven, we can move forward. God expects that. He does not want us to keep on confessing the same sin. When He forgives us, we ought to forgive ourselves. God’s forgiveness sets us free from the burdens of the past, and we are then free to become all that God can develop us into being. In other words,

Former student recalls learning about music and life with Mr. Hoover By RHONDA FAYE CRUMPTON Special to The Herald

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ome stories immediately find life. Others are so close to our hearts that they live within us until we have a reason to take them out. Such is the story of Mr. Lloyd W.

Hoover. Mr. Hoover was a band director at W.B. Wicker School. I was a part of that band from 1965 to 1969 playing the clarinet for three years and the bass clarinet my freshman year. In the days of Wicker Band there were no band boosters. Our outof-town trips were made on one COMING FRIDAY activity bus, affectionately known as “The Blue Goose.” Mr. Hoover was the A celebration to honor and driver. Parent volunteers transported roast Lloyd W. Hoover will some of the band (usually the elemenbe held at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at tary members) by cars. the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Every April when we attended Center. Tickets are $30 each the Azalea Festival in Wilmington (includes music and dining), we splurged and chartered buses. I with proceeds to benefit the don’t know where this money Get Smart, a More at Four came from. We always went to pre-kindergarten program. the beach after the parade. Tickets are available at the We were allowed to take our Get Smart facility at 1309 jackets off and put on a blue Washington Ave. or by calling or gold sweater. Otherwise we (919) 776-6119, or contact James Emerson, president kept our uniforms on even at of the Get Smart board, at the beach. (919) 776-7289 or (919) Our blue and gold 353-2087. uniforms were worn with Read more about the event white socks, black shoes and Lloyd Hoover online at and black neckties. sanfordherald.com (search The budget for the “Hoover”) or purchase last band was so tight that Thursday’s edition of The students would tell Mr. Herald at our office at 208 Hoover their favorite St. Clair Court in Sanford. songs and he would compose the music for all of the instruments. I remember nights of practicing on the football field for half-time shows with no lights except the headlights from Mr. Hoover’s car. We did a different half-time show every week. The only songs that were the same were the fanfare (such as “Hi, Neighbor”) at the beginning and the Alma Mater at the end. The majorettes did most of the dance moves, but for at least one song, the band also danced.

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Lett can be reached at 919-258-9299 or LettsSetaSpell@aol.com

“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming.” Anyone who’s heard Tony Campolo speak is familiar with the legendary line repeated throughout his most notable sermon. He’s referring primarily to Jesus’ death and resurrection, when all seemed lost on Good Friday, only to be changed so dramatically when the sun rose two days later on that first Easter morning. Campolo, who may be known better now as a social reformer than a preacher, also was talking about what that historical event means for people struggling in life. Things may seem bleak at the moment, but we know there’s hope ahead. Others may put it differently — the old saying, “It’s always darkest before the dawn,” comes to mind — but no matter which you prefer, it’s an essential truth for anyone who deals in philanthropy or ministry. When you’re always looking at the difficulties in life, focusing only on what’s not working and needs to be changed, it’s easy to lose perspective. And that’s been particularly true recently, with so many people needing short-term help. The good news: As the new year dawns, we might be seeing the first rays of light. While it’s too early to say for sure, the economy seems to be starting its inevitable recovery. Manufacturing expanded again in December for the fifthstraight month. Unemployment claims continue to drop. Consumers are more confident and optimistic than before. There’s even more reason for hope in the new year. As difficult as the economy has been for nonprofits and ministries, many have met the challenge by sharpening

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New Year’s: Time and energy to revitalize In reviewing 2009, it was the most scattered year of my life because I simply bite off more than I could chew. After all, during the past 12 months, I helped with remodeling two houses, participated in numerous prenuptial events, planned a wedding, produced and promoted my first audio book, and handled tons of paperwork related to filing my income taxes and refinancing my house.

Seeing the first rays of light

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LETT’S SET A SPELL

AlexSandra Lett

Hayes is Executive Director of the United Way of Lee County

As a creative person the constant chores and tedious tasks exhausted me beyond comprehension, so my husband Michael Yarborough and I just took a week off from work to recharge and reconnect with some sense of sanity. While he returned to making ice cream and teaching tennis lessons this week, I am sending New Year greetings with thank you notes expressing gratitude for support to

family, friends, and community. When I travel constantly and work 60-hour weeks in the Fall to promote my nostalgia books and this year marked the new audio book I know this stressful schedule is the worthwhile sacrifice I make to stay close to home in the Winter. I depend on the holiday’s robust sales season and forthcoming payments

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Activists, officials take on puppy mills

puppy mills â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pressure is building on multiple fronts against people like Daniel RONKS, Pa. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Megan Esh, the owner of ScarletAndersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nerves are shot. Maple. But she presses ahead â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the The boy returns with dogs need her. three dogs. They cost $500, She pulls into the drive$400 and $300, he says. Too way of Scarlet-Maple Farm rich for Megan Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kennel. She tells the adolesblood. cent boy who greets her that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you have anything sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking for puppies cheaper?â&#x20AC;? she asks. to give to her nephews for The boy goes back to the Christmas. kennel. This time he brings Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lie. A necessary one, her two small dogs, offering Anderson thinks, but a lie both for a discounted price nonetheless. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of $250. At 5 months, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re jittery. Will the boy swallow too old to sell as puppies, he her story? How about the explains. He tells Anderson Amish man with the long they would make a good gray beard, straw hat and breeding pair. plain dress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the kennelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deal, she says. owner? Will he discover her Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unusual transacruse and chase her away? tion. Main Line almost never She hopes not. If all goes buys animals from puppy AP Photo well, Anderson will leave mills. But it will purchase with at least one dog, maybe Cubby, a Bernese Mountain Dog, looks out over the half door of the adoption office at a dog as part of a cruelty Main Line Animal Rescue in Chester Springs, Pa. Cubby belongs to the office manager. investigation. Last year Main more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and perhaps with evidence that could help put Line volunteer Helen Smith the November chill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really seem Three years ago, Rendell this kennel out of business â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bill Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother She knows the drill. Large to be there,â&#x20AC;? she says â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they hired Jessie Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then a for good. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; teamed with an underoperations like Scarlet-Malack â&#x20AC;&#x153;that dog joyâ&#x20AC;? of a famdeputy state attorney genOver the past four years, cover Pennsylvania SPCA ple rarely allow prospective ily pet. eral â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to revamp the state Anderson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who works for agent to buy a dog whose buyers inside. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Breeders often act as Bureau of Dog Law Enforce- tail had been mangled in a Main Line Animal Rescue, want the public seeing how their own vets, performing ment, an agency within the a shelter outside of Philagrooming accident. Their their breeding dogs live. delicate surgical procedures agriculture department that testimony and evidence delphia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has managed to Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; docking tails, â&#x20AC;&#x153;debarkingâ&#x20AC;? had come under fire for lax coax some of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helped convict a Lancaster State regulators say the dogs by hacking at the vocal enforcement of kennel regu- County vet who held the largest commercial breeding smell of a high-volume cords, performing Caesarlations. He also appointed kennels to part with their dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hindquarters under puppy mill is unforgettable, ean sections on pregnant a special dog law prosecuunwanted canines, usually scalding water and cut off females. The lack of medical tor and hired new kennel females past their reproduc- an overwhelming stench of the rest of the tail without urine and feces. Ammonia training can have disastrous inspectors. tive prime or young males anesthesia. fumes burn the nose and results. Main Line recently Most significantly, they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell. So, if these dogs show eyes. The simultaneous took in a critically ill boxer Rendell signed off on strict Main Lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founder, Bill signs they have been barking of hundreds of dogs with a mummified puppy in health and safety standards Smith, would like to shut mistreated, Main Line will creates a wall of sound that her belly, the apparent result for large breeding operadown Scarlet-Maple Farm take them to the PSPCA to makes it hard to think, let of a botched Caesarean. She tions. Key provisions that Kennel and others like it. determine whether charges alone converse. was rushed to the hospital went into effect in October Smith and other animal can be filed. A cruelty conPuppy mill dogs spend with bleeding and a severe required large-scale breedwelfare activists pushed for viction could result in the most of their working lives infection. ers to double cage sizes, a new state law â&#x20AC;&#x201D; regarded loss of Daniel Eshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s federal inside cramped wire cages, The physical wounds, eliminate wire flooring and as the toughest in the nadealerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, hasten the stacked one atop the other. horrific as they may be, are provide unfettered access tion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; designed to end the removal of his dogs, and They get little grooming, treatable. Tougher to heal to exercise. The new law inhumane treatment of prevent him from simply veterinary care or attention are the psychological ones. also banned cage stacking, breeding dogs in the large joining his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kennel of any kind. Bill Smith says the voluninstituted twice-a-year vet commercial kennels popubusiness, which is operated Lacking a bone or toy teers at Main Line spend checks, and mandated new larly known as puppy mills. on the same compound, weeks or even months ventilation and cleanliness Kennel owners say the law is to occupy their time, some Smith says. working with rescued dogs standards. unnecessary and too expen- dogs go into a frenzy every As Anderson and the boy so they can be adopted. No longer would tens of sive to comply with, and that time they see a human. talk, a middle-aged man Other dogs circle endlessly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day it must be thousands of dogs be kept in guides his horse-drawn it is eliminating many good so difficult for them to â&#x20AC;&#x153;deplorable, barbaric, inhu- buggy into the driveway. Esh breeders along with the few Still others just sit there, staring, like a â&#x20AC;&#x153;warm statue,â&#x20AC;? try new things, especially mane, cruel, and draconian climbs off his rig and strides bad apples. says Jessie Smith, special when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 7 or 8 years conditions,â&#x20AC;? vowed the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toward them. After listening to deputy secretary of dog law old and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent their prime House sponsor, Rep. Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale, the boy His business is already on enforcement at the state entire lives in a box in a dark James Casorio. No longer disappears into the kennel, the verge of collapse. barn,â&#x20AC;? says Smith, 48, an would kennel owners be leaving her to wait outside in Department of Agriculture. State inspectors combing affable but intense man who able to operate on their own through Eshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kennel found doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to have an off dogs. dogs with lameness, lesions, switch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know And no longer would dehydration and dental that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to hurt they be able to kill the dogs disease; puppiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paws falling through wire flooring; Nursing & Rehabilitation them. 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Celebrations

The Sanford Herald / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / 3C

Engagement

Kiddie Korner

Holly Faulk

Savana Johnson

McKenzy McDougald

Holly Grace Faulk turned 2 years old Dec. 24. Her parents are Casey Pleasants and Chris Faulk, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Janet and Mickey Britt and Pam and Ron Vadnais, all of Sanford, and Charles Faulk of Olivia.

Savana Brooke Johnson turned 5 years old Dec. 27. Her parents are John Johnson and Emily Patterson. Grandparents are Blanche and Marvin Johnson of Sanford and Phil and Linda Patterson of Broadway. Greatgrandparents are Roy and Swannie Patterson of Broadway.

McKenzy Lynn McDougald turns 2 years old today. Her parents are Brad McDougald and Jessica Smith McDougald. Grandparents are Richard and Shirley Smith, Cindy McDougald and Jim McDougald. Great-grandparents are Mattie Bell Stewart, Henry Stewart and Jimmy Roller McDougald.

Mariah Palacios

Trey Spivey

Mariah A. Palacios turned 4 years old Dec. 29. Her parents are Martha Palacios and Marquez Patterson, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Anita Acosta and Marshall and Angela Patterson, all of Sanford. Great-grandparents are Juanita and Miguel Munoz of Sanford.

Trey Alexander Spivey turns 4 years old Jan. 16. His parents are Shane A. Spivey and Bridgett M. Spivey, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Mickie Spivey, E.H. Spivey, Nanette Godfrey, Cora F. Boldin, the late Raymond Mouberry and the late Bill Boldin.

Williams — Rasor

Mr. and Mrs. Ted A. Williams of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Gray Williams, to John Brooks Rasor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Rasor of Clayton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe and Shirley Coggins of Sanford and the late Lemuel W. Palmer. The wedding is planned for June 19 at Kerr Lake.

Celebration Guidelines

Engagement and wedding announcements and anniversaries are featured in Sunday’s Carolina section. The Sanford Herald has designed forms to be used for submitting this information, which will be mailed, faxed or e-mailed upon request. These forms must be delivered to The Herald office at 208 St. Clair Court by 9 a.m. Wednesday, four days before the announcement is to appear in the newspaper. Announcements also can be e-mailed to edwardsk@sanfordherald.com. For more information, call News Clerk Kim Edwards at (919) 718-1224.

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Schools n Lee Senior Class of 1980 Planning has started for the Lee County High School Class of 1980’s 30-year class reunion and organizers need contact information for members of the graduating class. To share information or to learn more about the reunion, contact Jim Love Jr. by e-mail at jllovejr@ yahoo.com or call (919) 776-5019.

n Anderson Creek High School The Anderson Creek High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p. m. Jan. 25 at Flat Branch Church. A fund raiser meal will be served at 30 minutes prior to meeting time and the cost is $5 per person. All members or persons interested in joining the association are urged to attend this meeting. For additional information, contact Jerry West at (910) 425-5620 or Yvonne Driver at (910) 893-4224.

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Guidelines n Kiddie Korner is for children 6 and under. n A child’s picture may appear in Kiddie Korner one time per year. n Kiddie Korner forms are available at The Herald office, 208 St. Clair Court. Forms also can be faxed or e-mailed upon request. n Deadline for Kiddie Korner is 5 p.m. Wednesday. n Photos submitted for Kiddie Korner may be picked up at The Herald after they have appeared in the paper. Photos also can be returned by mail upon request.

Gabe Hathcock Gabe Hathcock turned 5 years old Jan. 4. His parents are Jeremy and Tricia Hathcock. Grandparents are Larry and Lois Miller of Goldston, Terry and Elaine Hathcock of Broadway and Mike and Helen Harrington of Sanford. Great-grandparent is Jessa Norris of Sanford.

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their focus. The United Way did this last year, when a drop in donations spurred the staff and volunteers to look closely at what the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most pressing problems might be. That analysis was valuable in itself, because it gave everyone a clear look at what needs to be done. But it also allowed the United Way to use contributions for their greatest impact. One result of the introspection and change among organizations caring for people is that all should be even more effective in coming months, as contributions

and services begin to increase once again. More hope comes from news that the Compassion roundtable will return this year. Last springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural gathering to improve human services in Lee County drew scores of people dedicated to finding better ways to work together and tackle community challenges. Some ideas were generated that morning at the roundtable, but others were developed by groups continuing their work long after the event ended. Initiatives like area food pantries sharing freezer space may seem like a minor change to some, but it was a big change for groups who sometimes didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know

each other existed. And, it allowed many more local families to receive a free turkey this year during the holidays. Compassion â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 should follow a similar path. Slated for Feb. 25 in Sanford, the roundtable will feature an interactive presentation by Susan Pennock helping participants understand poverty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; everything from how â&#x20AC;&#x153;generational povertyâ&#x20AC;? differs from â&#x20AC;&#x153;situational povertyâ&#x20AC;? to what practical effect economic class has on how people behave, interact and learn. After providing that background, Pennock will return to Sanford over the following weeks to help local leaders use that information to enhance their specific work. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet one day

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Rehearsals for parades would take us around the neighborhood near Wicker School. We were known as a high-stepping marching band. When we were in formation, Mr. Hoover would yell, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Band, attention!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heels?â&#x20AC;? (Together!) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chests?â&#x20AC;? (Out) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heads?â&#x20AC;? (Up). (our response in parentheses). Then the Drum Major would blow his whistle, and we would count together before marching. Our rows were to be straight enough that Mr. Hoover could look down a row and not see an individual unless you were in front. Although we played traditional Christmas songs in the Christmas parades, we would also sneak in a hit of the day,

each with groups providing meals and food, employment assistance, financial assistance and counseling, housing and shelter, and educational support and dropout prevention. When it all concludes, people serving our neighbors should be far more prepared and effective than ever before. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual to begin the new year with a renewed sense hope. This time around, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good reason for â&#x20AC;&#x153;guarded optimism.â&#x20AC;? Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure what will happen over the coming months, of course, but with the economy looking up, local nonprofits newly focused and more assistance on the way, perhaps Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already passed and Sunday is dawning. such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? by The Rascals or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtownâ&#x20AC;? by Petula Clark. That earned some criticism, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that stop us the next year from doing our dance in front of what use to be Belkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Pre-rehearsals included making sure your instrument was in tune. Usually a section leader would make sure his/her section was in tune. I well remember someone hitting a wrong note or playing out of tune. Mr. Hoover grabbed his head as if in excruciating pain, and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barry, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re killing me.â&#x20AC;? Barry wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a person, but a baritone instrument. Not only was Mr. Hoover an excellent band director who pushed us to strive for excellence, he sometimes used the whole band period to give us â&#x20AC;&#x153;talksâ&#x20AC;? about making wise choices in life. We were so about excellence that we knew if we messed up a show. I can

SANFORD MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB

Members of The Sanford Model Airplane Club (SMAC) made a donation of $250 to The Lee County Enrichment Center. The clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members enjoy flying remote control airplanes and raised the money over the course of the year with a number of â&#x20AC;&#x153;fly-inâ&#x20AC;? events. Pictured from left to right are Harry Haigler (Vice President of SMAC), Tammy Carter of the Enrichment Center, and Stanley Bailey (President of SMAC). only remember one that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come off the way we had practiced it. When we got back to the Band Room, Mr. Hoover announced quietly the time we would be leaving the next morning for an outof-time parade. We were flabbergasted because we had already envisioned the chewing out. Finally, he said to us, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you went out there to make a mess, you succeeded.â&#x20AC;? This may sound strange, but that made us feel better. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the mistakes to go unnoticed because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what we were about. Stranger still, the spectators probably thought it was a good show. Some people looked at us as just a marching, cutup type of band. That was not the case at all. We also played as a concert band. To this day I cannot hear the score to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;? without thinking about my band days. We appeared on television

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on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concert in Brassâ&#x20AC;? and traveled to compete with other schools from North Carolina. We always came back with an excellent rating. Some of us participated in The All-District Band. Although everyone usually went on the trips as a marching band, such was not the case with the concert band. If just the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Gooseâ&#x20AC;? was making the trip, sometimes everyone didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go. If Mr. Hoover heard about a nearby concert, he might invite some of the Band students who really loved music to go with him. Sanford truly lost a great band director and role model when Mr. Hoover left Sanford and moved to the Maryland/ DC area. He is well-known for the work he has done with bands in that area, and was even featured in a music magazine. I have had the privilege of being in touch with Mr. Hoover all of these 40 years since he left Sanford because he married my cousin, the former Gwendolyn White. In the summer of 1969 when they packed their bags to leave Sanford, I was in the back seat along with their baby, Ashley, to help with the move (or to get in the way). I stayed with them for a few weeks before coming back to Sanford to enter my sophomore year at Sanford Central High. In 1988 he was the one who escorted me out of the church on the day we buried my father. One day several years ago, we were sitting around the kitchen table at his in-lawsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home. I said to him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just answer one question for me.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is that, Dusky?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why did we have to walk around the beach in Wilmington with those band suits on?â&#x20AC;? I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get an answer, but both of us laughed until we cried. Many who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know him during his years in Sanford know him as the Choir Director for the Alumni Choir every other year. I hope that all who loved and appreciated him back in the days of Wicker School as a friend, a band director, a teacher, co-worker, as well as those who came to know him in later years will come to the Civic Center to honor him on January 16th at 6 p.m. as we give him his long overdue flowers.

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Clubs

The Sanford Herald / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / 5C NAR ANON

Upcoming Clubs Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have a desire to quit drinking alcohol. Meetings are held at 319 N. Moore St., Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for women’s meeting and 6 p.m. for speaker meeting; Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, 6 and 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 6 p.m.; Saturday at noon. Meetings are held at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call (919) 776-5522.

Al-Anon Family Group

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recover. The N.C. Al-Anon District 7 Central Carolina Al-Anon Family Group meetings are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., and 8 p.m. Fridays at the AA Hut, 319 N. Moore St. For more information, call (919) 776-5522.

Brick Capital Quilters’ Guild

The Brick Capital Quilters’ Guild will have sew time from 3-6 p.m. on their monthly meeting day, Jan. 7, at the Enrichment Center. The business meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. Mary Ratliff and Martha Oldham will have the program. Material was passed out at our December Christmas party for two blocks. One block should be a black Scotty dog and the other a nine patch. Bring both blocks to the January meeting. A drawing will held for all Scotty dog and nine patch blocks to make into either a throw or small quilt. Also bring any items which you have completed and want to share with the guild. Guests are welcome.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Group

The support group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed or think they may have a mood disorder or has a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder. The Harnett County group will meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the old CCCC Barber School, 17273 Hwy. 27 East, Sanford. The Lee County group will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Wilrik Apartments Ballroom, corner of Wicker and Steele, Sanford. For more information, contact Rae Wilson at (919) 775-5045 or brightside39@ yahoo.com.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St. For more information, call the Gamblers Anonymous hotline at (888) 846-4427, or visit www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group of Lee will meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Enrichment Center.

Beaver Creek Cancer Support Group

The support group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. Directors are Gloria and

Jimmy Wicker. For more information, call (919) 7752544.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a nonprofit, international weight-loss support group, meets each Monday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 202 Summit Drive. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (919) 775-7451 or (919) 258-6233. The support group also meets each Monday at Moncure Baptist Church, 75 Davenport Drive. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (919) 775-7537.

Friendship Masonic Lodge 763 A.F. & A.M. The Friendship Masonic Lodge 763 A.F. & A.M. conducts its Stated Communication at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the meeting hall, located at 102 Main St. in Broadway. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

Central Carolina Jaycees The Central Carolina Jaycees meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month at the Jaycee Hut on Tryon Street. Membership is open to anyone between the age of 21 to 40.

NAR ANON, a support group for relatives and friends of drug addicts, meets from 8 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. For information, call (800) 477-6291.

DAV Chapter 5 Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step recovery from compulsive overeating, meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Kerr Drugs, 1050 S. Horner Blvd., in the health and wellness learning lab. For more information, contact Marie at (910) 8507863.

HIV/AIDS Support An HIV/AIDS Support Group meets from noon to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at different locations in Chatham County. Lunch is provided. The group offers emotional support, education on medications, financial assistance and a caring environment. Any Chatham County resident with HIV/AIDS is invited to attend. Confidentiality is a must. For more information, contact Crystal Campbell at (919) 542-8271.

Marine Corps League Marine Corps League Detachment 1223 meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at VFW Stanley McLeod Post 5631 on Webb Street in Sanford. Any Marine who has served honorably is invited to join the Marine Corps League.

Cancer Support The Sanford Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Enrichment Center. Facilitator is Linda Moore.

Breast Cancer Support Group Central Carolina Hospital’s Breast Cancer Support Group will hold monthly meetings for survivors of breast cancer at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Women’s Center at the hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Gwyn Sandlin, Breast Health Navigator, at (919) 774-2213.

each month. Bingo begins at 6:30 every Friday. Dances are held from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight every third Saturday. The live band “Second Chance” will perform Jan. 23. Post 382 is located at 305 Legion Drive in Sanford.

Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild will hold it’s regular day meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the McSwain Agricultural Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford.

American Legion Post 347 American Legion Post 347 hosts bingo each Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1 p.m. and play begins at 3 p.m. Post 347 is located at 146 Main St. in Broadway.

American Legion Post 382 American Legion Post 382 and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of

Disabled American Veterans Michael J. Thomas Chapter 5 meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 146 S. Main St. in Broadway.

DAV Chapter 83 of Moore County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 1020 Priest Hill Road, Carthage. DAV is a service organization dedicated to assisting disabled veterans. Service officers are available to help veterans with VA paperwork Tuesday through Thursday. For an appointment, call (910) 944-1113.

Lions Branch Club The Lions Branch Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Lions Club Fairground Lions Den. Cost is $6. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Teresa Dew at (919) 7746273.

Veterans Discussion Group The Veterans Discussion Group meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Enrichment Center. Members and family are welcome.

Therapeutic Foster Parent Sessions Information sessions on becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent with N.C. Mentor will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Simpson Executive Center, 503 Carthage St., Suite 302. For more information, call (919) 790-8580 ext. 7151.

Arthritis Support Group The Lee County Arthritis Support Group meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St. The Group will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Enrichment Center. The guest

ALS Support Group The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Fayetteville Regional Airport Conference Room sponsored by The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information, contact Suzanne Gilroy at (877) 568-4347 or Suzanne@ catfishchapter.org.

Relay for Life of Lee County Relay for Life of Lee County will be held May 14, 2010, at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease by raising funds for cancer research. If you want to be part of Relay, you can start a team or join an existing team. Team captain meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First Wesleyn Church. Contact Shirley Crissman at smcrissman@yahoo.com or visit www.leencrelay.org for more information.

Lee County Mothers with Young Children Lee County Mothers with Young Children meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Mothers of children from birth to age 5 are welcome. For more information, call (919) 353-5617.

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speaker will be Dr. Knecht from Knecht Chiropractic. He will be sharing information about Fibromyalgia and how this debilitating disease effects your body and lifestyle. All those that suffer from this disease or those that may wonder if they have this difficult disease come and learn from Dr. Knecht what Fibromyalgia is all about. Bring your questions and get some answers to what may be going on in your body. For more information, contact the Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501, ext. 201 or Peggy Rowles, group facilitator, at (919) 777-0161.

primary focus of the group is to give encouragement to those out of work, and provide programs to help that individual obtain employment. For questions, call (919) 776-6137.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees The Sanford Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) association meets on the third Monday of each month. All active and retired Federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call President Jimmie Coggin at (919) 775-3197.

Lee County Scottish Rite Club

Sanford Lodge No. 151 A.F. & A.M The Sanford Lodge No. 151 A.F. & A.M. holds its regular communications at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, supper is usually served at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday. For further information, call (919) 4998669. The Lodge is located at 231 Charlotte Ave., Sanford.

Central Carolina Toastmasters The Central Carolina Toastmasters club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Room 802 of the College Fitness Center at Central Carolina Community College. Membership is open to the public. The club provides a relaxed atmosphere to help improve public speaking skills while developing leadership skills. For more information, call Cynthia Wilt at (919) 4996009 or Vivian Rosser at (919) 718-7236 or visit the website at www.centralcarolina.freetoasthost.biz.

Fleet Reserve Association Fleet Reserve Association and Unit 259 meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Retired Military Association building in Fayetteville, located off Gillispe Street. For more information, call Chuch Dittmar at (910) 8486126.

Sanford Jobseekers Sanford Jobseekers, a faith-based support group for those who are unemployed, meets from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church. The

The Lee County Scottish Rite Club conducts its monthly meeting every month on the third Thursday at the Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant in Sanford. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is held in the meeting room. All Scottish Rite Masons are welcome.

Meals on Wheels of Sanford Meals on Wheels of Sanford deliver nutritious specialized diet meals five days a week to residents of Sanford who are homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and are finding it difficult to pay for their meals. The Sanford Meals on Wheels Board of Directors suppliments some of the costs with donated funds. Sanford Meals on Wheels does not receive government funding and relies on charitable donations from organizations and individuals. For more information about Meals on Wheels, call (919) 708-4181. Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization. Tax deductable donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2991, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Sandhills Natural History Society The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Spotted Turtles. Writer, illustrator and educator Bob Palmatier will talk about his many years of research and observations on spotted turtles.

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6C / Sunday, January 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Past Clubs News Sanford Rotary Club

President James Mitchell called the meeting to order and called on Ted Lanier to lead the Rotary prayer. Tom Spence led the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”. Student guests were Tyler Elseth and Jeffrey Ward from Southern Lee Interact Club. Special guests were Bob Cline and his wife Martha. Congratulations to Mitch and Jeannine Reese on becoming firsttime grandparents of a baby boy Henry Mitchell Reese. The Paul Harris 50/50 raffle of $11 was won by Dick Poletti, who donated it back to the local charitable foundation. Tony Lett reminded the club that the deadline for grant applications through the local charitable foundation is Jan. 31. Tom Dossenbach handed out tickets to club members for the annual gala, which is to be held Feb. 20 at the elks club. All club members need to be involved in this project as well as corporate sponsors. The club also needs door prizes and silent auction items. See Dossenbach or Tommy Rosser for more information or to sign up. A special honorary rotarian recognition was presented to Cline by President Mitchell. Cline, who has been a very special member of the club for so many years, has moved to Burlington with wife, Martha. President Mitchell presented him with a certificate and pin signifying the award. The club will greatly appreciate what he did for our club and community. John Mangum spoke briefly about Cline and what a great mentor he was when Mangum first came to town and spoke about Cline’s community

involvement such as the enrichment center, prostate awareness group, immunization for adults and children and of course, the Rotary polio plus program. Tony Lett presented a short slide show about the district conference that will be held April 2325 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. 51 clubs will be represented as rotarians gather for this festive occasion. it will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday with a session and Friday nite there will be a dinner buffet and keynote speaker David Forward, founder and president of Children’s Aid Foundation. on saturday there will a 5k fun run, a plenary session and after lunch free time to play golf, canoe, raft, fly fish, go on Biltmore tour or visit downtown Asheville. That night will be a formal dinner and awards with a reception for district governor-elect Wes Patterson. A dance will follow with entertainment by mo’ sole. This should be a very special district conference but you need to sign up as soon as possible. The Grove Park Inn is giving special rates and you can save $30 by signing up by Feb. 26. The conference registration fee is $195 per person. you can sign up online at the district 7690 web site. To close the meeting Bill Holt led the Pledge of Allegiance and Joy Gilmour led the four way test. n The Rotary Club of Sanford met on Dec. 22 with President James Mitchell presiding. Carol Yarborough led the Rotary Prayer, and Tom Spence led the singing of “Deck The Halls.” Tom Dossenbach made up at the Board of Directors meeting. The Polio Eradication 50/50 raffle of $21 was won by Tommy Rosser. Tony Lett followed

The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild donated approximately 30 quilts to Haven of Lee County. Accepting the quilts from Rita Armstrong of Hearts and Hands is Executive Director Kay Ring from Haven.

Tommy and Beulah Howington sang Gospel music at a recent Young at Heart meeting.

Bob Cline and his wife Martha are pictured with President Elect Tony Lett and Sanford Rotary Club President James Mitchell. At the Jan. 5 meeting of the Sanford Rotary Club Dr. Cline was presented with an Honorary Membership for his past service to the club. up on his announcement from last week, concerning the local foundation. Applications for grants are already being received. The deadline is Jan. 31. Also anyone wishing to serve on the Local Foundations Board of Directors should contact Tony Lett or President James. Also if you need to make any last minute year end contributions, the Local Foundation is a great way

to honor or memorialize someone. Tony also reminded us about the District Conference being held April 23–25 in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn. Reservations can be made after the first of January. If you want to stay in the Old hotel you need to make your reservations early. Tommy Rosser wanted to remind members that corporate sponsors are still needed for the Gala

on Feb. 20. Also be looking and asking for silent auction Items and door prizes. Sam Sillaman made an announcement that the Rotary Rose Bowl Parade float was number 5 in this year’s parade line-up. He also informed us that the float is always done with a 100 percent volunteer effort by Rotarians, Interactors and Rotaractors. The cost of the float is not funded by Rotary International and Sam asked that we pass the hat this week ,as well as, on Jan. 5 so members could make their $3 suggested dona-

tion. Tom Dossenbach was our only bragger this week with his fascinating story about a practically man made volcano he got to see while he recently visited Indonesia. According to Tom almost 14,000 people were affected by this man caused disaster. President James then convened our regular weekly meeting into a business meeting for the purpose of nominating and voting on next years’ Officers and Directors. The slate of Officers and Directors shall be: Tony Lett as President, Joy Gilmour as President Elect, Todd Baker as Vice President, Sam Sillaman as Secretary, Wilson Cox as Treasurer. Directors; Alan Dossenbach as Director of Club Service, PJ Patel as Director of Community Service, Bud Taylor as Director of Vocational Service. Acting Sergeant at Arms will be Alan Dossenbach. The Director of International Service is yet to be appointed, anyone with a desire to serve in this capacity is asked to contact President James. After all nominations were presented a motion by Tom Dossenbach to accept the slate as presented was made and seconded by Paul Horton.

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The nominations were accepted by the membership unanimously. The program for the day was introduced by Joy Gilmour. Father Craig Lister, from Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, brought good news and a wonderful Christmas message. Craig was actually a former Jonesboro Rotary club member 19 years ago, but was relocated to Carmel, California for 6 years and then to New England for the last 13 years. Father Craig told us to always remember the human things around Christmas time and try to forget the material stuff we all have grown accustom to. Children make the season so special. He told us a story about a 1st grade teacher who asked her class to make a picture of what they thought Christmas looked like. Little Sally was drawing a picture of Christ and the teacher asker Sally who the picture was of? Little Sally said it’s Jesus Christ, and the teacher said – well Sally no one really knows what Jesus really looks like. Little Sally replied – well they will when I’m finished with this picture! Craig said the one thing that makes our town of Sanford so great is its’ graciousness! He told us to always be grateful that we live here, because after not living here for 19 years sure gave him a special perspective. So our gift for the season and always will be to be residents of Sanford, North Carolina. President James thanked Father Lister and noted that a children’s bi-lingual children’s book would be placed in the Lee County library in his honor. The meeting concluding with Bill Lawrence leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and Tony Lett leading the Four-Way Test.

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Father Craig Lister from St. Thomas Episcopal Church is pictured with incoming President Elect Joy Gilmour. Father Lister brought a Christmas message and a gracious story of Sanford to club at its’ Dec. 22 meeting. tive and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) association installed officers for 2010 at its monthly meeting held on December 21st at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant. President Jimmie Coggin opened the meeting. Chaplain Don Kochanek led the Chapter in the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. There were 17 members and three guests in attendance. Present to swear in the elected officers was Paul Sams, Executive Vice President of the North Carolina State NARFE Federation. Officers for 2010 are: President, Jimmie Coggin; Vice President, Donald Kochanek; Secretary, Sharon Reinders; and, Treasurer, Frances Warner. Appointed officers are: Chaplain, Donald Kochanek; Alzheimer, Sam Spivey; Hospitality, Margaret Kimrey; Legislative, Janis Layne; Membership, Rosemary Imbermon; Telephone, Helen Rogers; and, Service Officer, Jimmie Coggin. During the business portion of the meeting, minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given. The Alzheimer Chair reported that the Chapter contributed $35.00 to the National NARFE Alzheimer fund for November for a total of $651.80 to date. The Hospitality Chair reported on birthday, get well, and thinking of you greetings sent during the past month. The new Legislative Chair gave a report on items of current interest to retirees. There were no membership,

telephone, or service officer reports. The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on January 18th at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, 1919 South Horner Blvd. All active, retired and interested active and retired Federal employees are invited to attend. Guests and new members are always welcome.

Young at Heart The Young at Heart Senior Citizens’ Club held its monthly meeting and dinner on January 4th with Don Clayton, President, presiding. The program for the evening was Gospel singing by Tommy and Beulah Howington. If you would like more information regarding the Young at Heart Senior Citizens’ Club, contact May Kerr, Secretary at 776-2845. The Young at Heart Club meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 PM, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Church Road in Sanford. The February meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.

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to afford me the time to respond to the call of the Muse. Now I can get up in the morning, go straight to my office, and pour my thoughts and feelings on paper. I fall in love with the written word over and over again. So what I am writing about these days? I am moving beyond nostalgia to explore topics related to personal growth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no book in progress yet but just indulging in creativity and being open to possibilities. More to be revealed! Personally I will persist in my powerful pilgrimage to discover my authentic self and continue to desire Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will for my life and career. Professionally I will focus on exploring more exciting opportunities as an entertaining and enlightening speaker and storyteller. As an explorer, researcher and writer I will pursue the principles of ideal health and track ideas about spiritual growth and true success. I prefer to view my Work in the world with a

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once we have faced it, and settled it, we are free to move forward. n Forgiveness requires that we surrender to do Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will. We cannot say to God, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will serve You, but on my terms.â&#x20AC;? When we submit to God what has been wrong in our lives, He will show us what the right thing is. n If we do not feel forgiven, it is likely because of our pride. It is so easy to tell yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really not such a bad person. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any help. I can handle my own life, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forgiveness.â&#x20AC;? But such

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