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SANFORD CITY COUNCIL RETREAT
Boy killed in shootout with officers identified
TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS: $3.2 million The city’s plan contains $1.5 million in funding for a proposed Number 4 station and more than $1.7 million in funding for a proposed Number 5 station. Pictured is Central Fire Station Driver Phillip Johnson of Sanford
13-year-old claimed to be ‘suicidal,’ ‘sad’ on Myspace page From staff and wire reports
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NEEDS ASSESSMENT City’s five-year capital improvement plan outlines upcoming projects
LILLINGTON — The 13-yearold boy killed in a shootout with two Harnett County deputies was identified Wednesday by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The state confirmed the body of Joe Wheeler was sent from Harnett County to Chapel Hill Tuesday for an autopsy. A MySpace page for someone by the name Joe Wheeler lists Spring Lake as his address and includes comments on his page that include “R.I.P. Joe!” according to WRAL. The page’s author last logged in Saturday, and the page includes comments about
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LEE COUNTY By GORDON ANDERSON
SIDEWALK INSTALLATION: $1 million
SANFORD — The Sanford City Council got a look at its 5year Capital Improvement Plan — a non-binding look at future capital needs across the city — Wednesday at the council’s annual retreat. The council has discretion, through its annual budget process, over which items in the plan receive funding, when they’re
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Reives to be back in office by Wednesday, family says
Study indicates 21,760 feet of sidewalk needed in various locations throughout the city, including Summitt Street in the Historic District (pictured right)
WASTEWATER TREATMENT: $68 million
By GORDON ANDERSON Will increase capacity at Iron Furnace Road plant from 6.8 million to 12 million gallons per day
SANFORD — Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, who was hospitalized Jan. 14, was released from the hospital and should be able to resume his duties as a county commissioner, his son said Wednesday. “He’s doing a whole lot better. Things have gone as well as they possibly can and we’re all happy,” said Robert Reives II.
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LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
District rolls out students’ new laptops
Students at middle schools part of Phase I of new computer program By CAITLIN MULLEN email@example.com
OBAMA, DEMS STUDY OPTIONS AFTER LOSS With the loss in Massachusetts, President Barack Obama and congressional allies signaled Wednesday they may try to scale back his sweeping health care overhaul Page 8A
Vol. 80, No. 16 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina
SANFORD — At SanLee Middle School Wednesday morning, about 100 students sat in anticipation. The students were part of the first phase of laptop users, along with 100 students each from West Lee and East Lee middle schools, kicking off Lee County Schools 1:1 laptop initiative with middle schoolers. Superintendent Jeff Moss told the crowd of students he
HAPPENING TODAY n The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3 and up, and lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
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was excited to give them the laptop computers. He stressed the global learning aspect of the laptops and how they will open a new window for the students. “You will be learning to live around the world,” Moss told the students. “After you graduate, you’ll learn how to work around the world.” “You will teach us as much as we will probably teach you
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Talon Hillard, 11, (left) sneaks a peak as Hayden Douglas, 11, plays with his new school-issued laptop on Wednesday at SanLee Middle School.
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Sanford: Alma Beasley, 88; Judy Butler, 52; Ronnie Carter Sr.; Martha Clark; Lester Edgerton Sr., 60 Cameron: Mary Ohmes, 71
Sometimes covering state government has that feel of a recurring dream
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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:
TODAY n The Sanford City Council will hold a retreat from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the West End Conference Room at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St. n The Lillington Town Board will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Lillington Community Building, located at 406 W. Front St., Lillington. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and consider various projects, traffic improvements and recommendations by the N.C. Department of Transportation. n The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting a joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro and Siler City, and the Board of Education to discuss economic development in the county. The meeting, open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Bestfood Cafeteria in Chatham Plaza Shopping Center, Siler City.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Jesse Ellerby, Maria Najera, Christian Rodriguez, Chelley Johnson, Robert A. Clegg, Hattie Waddell, Tommy Lee Mashburn, William Dorsett, Bryce Carter, McKel Carter, Dennis Tate, Coy Hicks Jr., Thelma Williams, Ronika McDougald, Alice McIntyre Wilkins, Nokia Harrington, Jamie McElreath, Martha McDonald, Ann Jackson, Angela Watson, Amy Darnell, Robert Harold Houston II and Brandon Wall. CELEBRITIES: World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus is 70. Opera singer Placido Domingo is 69. Singer Richie Havens is 69. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 60. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is 60. Attorney General Eric Holder is 59. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is 57. Actor-director Robby Benson is 54. Actress Geena Davis is 54. Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon is 47. Actress Charlotte Ross is 42. Actor John Ducey is 41. Actress Karina Lombard is 41. Rock singer-songwriter Cat Power is 38. Rock DJ Chris Kilmore (Incubus) is 37. Singer Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) is 34.
The kindergarten classes from Greenwood Elementary School traveled to Liberty Commons to sing to the residents where they presented cards and handmade angels for the residents and staff recently.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The San-Lee Thursday Night Dancers will hold their regular third-Thursday dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Enrichment Center, 1615 South Third St. The cost is $5 per person (and food to share at intermission). At intermission, a complimentary soft drink and free line dance lesson will be offered. n The Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The Lee County Library offers story time at 11 a.m. The program is aimed at children ages 3 and 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. n Sanford Aglow Lighthouse will meet at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center with LeAnne Matthews of the Phillipines speaking. Performers will be Analyn Sessoms and Julma Isenhour.
n Temple Theatre will host a “Battle of the Bands,” featuring local bands Ol’ North State, Hymn All The Fires, Beyond the Broken, David Spivey’s Band and more. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit the Temple’s Web site at www.templeshows.com. n A blood drive will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church, 4148 Deep River Road. To schedule an appointment, contact Rev. McCollough at (919) 775-9622.
n Fearrington Village in Chatham County will host an antiques show, featuring dozens of dealers offering 18th-20th century American
Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2010. There are 344 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 21, 1910, shortly before 11 a.m., the Great Paris Flood began as the rain-swollen Seine River burst its banks, sending water into the French capital for more than a week. In 1793, during the French Revolution, King Louis XVI, condemned for treason, was executed on the guillotine. In 1858, Felix Maria Zuloaga became president of Mexico upon the ouster of Ignacio Comonfort. In 1861, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and four other Southerners resigned from the U.S. Senate. In 1915, the first Kiwanis Club was founded, in Detroit. In 1924, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died at age 53. In 1950, former State Department official Alger Hiss, accused of being part of a Communist spy ring, was found guilty in New York of lying to a grand jury. (Hiss, who always proclaimed his innocence, served less than four years in prison.) George Orwell (Eric Blair), author of “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” died in London at age 46. In 1954, the first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched at Groton, Conn. (However, the Nautilus did not make its first nuclear-powered run until nearly a year later.) In 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh began during the Vietnam War as North Vietnamese forces attacked a U.S. Marine base.
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and Continental furniture and accessories including southern furniture, folk art, black forest carvings, silver, jewelry, fine carpets, prints, paintings, early tools, porcelains, architectural pieces and much more. For more information, go to www.fearrington.com. n Central Fire State at 512 Hawkins Ave. will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6:30 p.m. with bell time at 8 p.m. Visit awapowerprowrestling.com for more information.
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n Fearrington Village in Chatham Couinty will host an antiques show, featuring dozens of dealers offering 18th-20th century American and Continental furniture and accessories including southern furniture, folk art, black forest carvings, silver, jewelry, fine carpets, prints, paintings, early tools, porcelains, architectural pieces and much more. For more information, go to www.fearrington. com.
MONDAY n Winter Interlude, Lee County Community Orchestra’s annual benefit evening, will be held at Chef Gregg Hamm’s Café 121 and will feature fine dining and music starting at 6:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 1). The $35 per
person ticket includes an $18 tax-deductible donation to LCCO. Reservations can be made by calling 776-4628 or by sending checks payable to LCCO to PO Box 3174, Sanford, 27331 or to 600 Valley Road, Sanford, 27330.
TUESDAY n The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave. for a ‘Show and Tell’ session. Members and guests may bring either historical artifacts or genealogical stories to share. It is an informal meeting, with each presentation lasting less than 10 minutes. Guests are welcome to join in, listen and learn. For more information, call 499-7661.
WEDNESDAY n A blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church, 4141 S. Plank Road. To schedule an appointment, contact Carolee Mitchell at (919) 718-8157. 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.
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being â€œsadâ€? and â€œsuicidalâ€? and a message that reads â€œdeath will come shortly for the next person who messes with me in the next week.â€? According to Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins, Wheeler was an eighth-grader who lived with his parents in the Anderson Creek community. The 13-year-old is reported to have shot Deputy S. Assman in the leg around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near a convenience store at the intersection of N.C. 87 and Nursery Road in western Harnett County. Assman and Deputy T. Daggett returned fire, killing the boy, Rollins said. According to reports, the deputies approached the boy â€” who theyâ€™d seen walking in the area earlier in the night â€” as he sat on an embankment outside the gas station. Rollins said the boy had two knapsacks, which the deputies began to look through. When the deputies opened the second bag, they found a pistol and immediately told the boy to put his hands up. â€œAt that point the suspect pulled a 9mm handgun from the waistband of his pants and began firing,â€? Rollins said Tuesday at a press conference. After the deputies returned fire, the boy was
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Reives, who works in Raleigh for the state Department of Commerce, was taken to the intensive care unit at Rex Hospital in Reives Raleigh on Jan. 14 with what was initially described as an
pronounced dead at the scene. Rollins said the weapon in the bag was a .22-caliber pistol. Additionally, there were about 250 rounds of ammunition in the bag. A crisis team was sent to Overhills Middle School to help students deal with the death. The mood at the school was somber, said Patricia Harmon-Lewis, spokeswoman for the Harnett County schools. â€œWe try to have as normal a day as possible,â€? she said. An automated phone message was sent about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to studentsâ€™ parents to let them know what had happened, she said. â€œOnce that was done, our crisis team met and that was at place this morning at the school,â€? Harmon-Lewis said. Rollins said Tuesday the deputies never thought the suspect was a child. Assman was treated at Cape Fear Hospital and released. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting while the deputies involved are on administrative leave, common practice in an officer-involved shooting. â?? Information from Gordon Anderson of The Herald, WRAL and the Fayetteville Observer was used for this report
unknown ailment. Reives II said Wednesday that doctors ruled out a heart attack as a cause of the incident, but didnâ€™t discuss the issue further. â€œHeâ€™ll be able to resume all of his regular activities,â€? Reives II said. â€œThere might be a little lag time as he recovers, but he should be able to do everything he was doing before.â€? Reives, a Democrat, has represented the countyâ€™s first district since 1990. His seat is up for election in November.
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NBCâ€™S â€˜BIGGEST LOSERâ€™
Sebren survives despite meltdown By KATELYN HOLSHOUSER Herald Correspondent
anfordâ€™s Migdalia Sebren moved on to Week 4 of NBCâ€™s â€œThe Biggest Loserâ€? Tuesday night, but not before threatening to quit the show. Sebren suffered an emotional break down and stormed out after a heated confrontation with trainer Jillian Michaels. While Sebren and her mother, Miggy Cancel, had a great start â€” Week 1, they won immunity; Week 2, they lost the highest amount of weight â€” a twist in Week 3 almost proved to be too much. This week, players were challenged with a â€œStudent-Teacher Week.â€? Team members were assigned the role of â€œteacherâ€? or â€œstudent,â€? with the â€œteacherâ€? acting as the team trainer, coaching the â€œstudent.â€? The added pressures of the twist caused Sebren to become closed off and separate herself from the other contestants. In an effort to get Sebren to connect emotionally with the challenge of losing weight, trainer Jillian Michaels tried to break Sebrenâ€™s hard exterior, telling her itâ€™s OK to cry and that tears are a sign of strength, not weakness. â€œYour feelings exist for a reason â€Ś they are meant to be felt and expressed,â€? Michaels said. When Sebren still wouldnâ€™t open up and talk about her feelings, Michaels started to question Sebren about her familyâ€™s health. â€œSheâ€™s going to become like you,â€? Michaels said about Sebrenâ€™s daughter.
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Migdalia Sebren (right) of Sanford poses for a photo in the gym with her mother, Miggy Cancel, on NBCâ€™s â€œThe Biggest Loser.â€? Physically exhausted and pushed to her breaking point, Sebren walked out of the gym, tossing her equipment on the floor. â€œIâ€™m done, I want to go home,â€? Sebren said. Back at the dormitories, she talked to her mother and explained she felt Michaels was attacking her parenting skills. But trainer Bob Harper convinced Sebren to remain in the competition. â€œIâ€™m here to help you. Our job is not done. Your job is not done,â€? Harper said. â€œThis week has been really emotional,â€? Sebren told cameras. Putting emotions aside, Sebren and her mother worked hard during the â€œStudent-
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Teacher Week,â€? and it paid off during the weigh in. Sebren, the team â€œteacher,â€? lost 8 pounds. Cancel, the team â€œstudent,â€? lost 7 pounds, for a total percentage of weight loss of 3.20 percent, landing them in third place. Since joining â€œThe Biggest Loser,â€? Sebren and Cancel have lost a total of 28 pounds each. Melissa Morgan, a member of the red team, which threw the competition last week after receiving immunity, lost only 1 pound for the second week in a row. Angered that Morgan wasnâ€™t â€œtaking (the competition) seriously,â€? trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels criticized her, resulting in a verbal
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We have the ban; now it’s time to enforce it Winston-Salem Journal
orth Carolina’s ban on smoking in bars and restaurants is now the law. It must be enforced. Many of the state’s hookah bars say that the law doesn’t cover them, while hundreds of complaints have flowed into state health offices about alleged smoking violations since the law went into effect on Jan. 2. In a laborious effort, the General Assembly passed North Carolina’s bar and restaurant smoking ban last spring. Protecting the health of patrons and workers was
the main argument for the bill’s passage. The law was a compromise among legislators who wanted a strict and total ban and those who fought to weaken it. In the end, the ban is pretty straightforward — no smoking in bars and restaurants. Citing specific statutory language, hookah-bar owners, as the Journal recently reported, say that the law doesn’t cover them. Patrons in hookah bars smoke a wet concoction of tobacco and other ingredients, usually molasses or honey. The mix is heated and smoke is filtered through a
water pipe. Technically, the tobacco is not burned. Last spring, the legislature considered and dropped a specific exclusion for hookah bars. Now the courts may have to decide if this form of smoking is covered by the statute. Once the legislature reconvenes in May, it should fix the statute and clarify the law. Hookah bars should either be in or out. Private clubs and cigar bars are excluded from the law, an exemption that makes the law appear to be unfair to hookah bars. The Wilmington Star-News recently reported that state
health offices were receiving complaints about noncompliance with the law. Bars will be given two written warnings and then fined $200 for each day they do not comply with the law. Individuals who refuse to stop smoking after being asked to do so by management can be fined as much as $50. State officials stress that a complaint is not proof of a violation, but it is very likely that some smokers and bars are simply defying the law. Such stubbornness is not unusual. But for both health and business reasons, this obstinacy must be stopped. Not only are the lawbreakers
harming the health of others in the establishment, but they are also giving that bar or restaurant an unfair advantage. The law must treat all of these covered businesses equally. Over time, we have no doubt that the great majority of restaurant and bar patrons — including some smokers — will decide that they prefer the clean air of a smoke-free environment. Many already have. But there will always be a few who want to assert their smoke into the lungs of others. That’s now against the law, and the law must be enforced.
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The price isn’t right
ometimes state government has that feel of a recurring dream. At some point, it dawns on you that you’ve been here before. Done this. Seen that. So it was reading through a state audit of an electronic system of a state purchasing up in 2001. This “e-procurement” system was supposed to help streamline state government’s buying of goods and services, improve access to state business for interested vendors, and do it without cost to taxpayers. Some vendors say the system’s chief accomplishment is increasing the cost of goods by 1.75 percent, the transaction fee rate charged to vendors using the service. The audit, issued in late December, found problems. It questioned costs, the contract with the software company that oversees the system, and even whether a conflict of interest existed in the system’s creation. The conflict lay in the fact that the current owner of the software system, Accenture, is the same firm that analyzed the feasibility of e-procurement for the state. At the time, Accenture said that the 1.75 percent transaction fees would cover the state’s costs. But when the contract was negotiated to run the system, the company was given revenue guarantees beyond collection of the fees. If the fees didn’t total certain amounts, the state would make up the difference. And guess what happened from the very start of the system’s implementation? Yep, the fees collected came up short of the baseline amounts set in the contract. In an economic slump and dealing with a budget crisis, the state’s response was to renegotiate the contract to allow Accenture to collect transaction fees for 10 years instead of four years. The result is that the company has collected $103 million as of last summer. The good news is that, since this contract was negotiated, the state now runs major information technology projects through its Office of Information Technology Services to try to avoid botched projects. That office offers some technical expertise to try to avoid problems before they start. Still, the purchasing system is reminiscent of any number of fouled up state contracts negotiated over the years which ended up putting taxpayers at a disadvantage. ... Having a single state office with expertise in technology will help avoid some of these debacles in the future. But policymakers need to go a step further. The state needs more legal expertise too. Too often as these contracts are negotiated, the state is represented by a lawyer with little experience in major contract negotiations. You can be sure the companies aren’t.
Fighting the mancession
ARTINSVILLE, Va. — This town of 15,000 in southwest Virginia is a good candidate for Anywhere, USA. There is bingo at the Elk’s Lodge every Monday night. Bowling is a blood sport. But Martinsville also has an unwanted distinction — a 20 percent unemployment rate, the highest in Virginia. As the State of the Union approaches, the political class will turn en masse to the issue of Michael Gerson unemployment. So I sat down with the objects Columnist of this attention — a group of men studying Michael Gerson is a columnist with the at a Martinsville vocational training college. Washington Post Writers Group From them I learned: It is not easy to make a living while a way of life collapses around you. ing-class men have not. They have seen their In Martinsville’s golden age of textile and real wages fall and their rates of unemployfurniture manufacturing, recalls Larry Jessee, ment rise. Consequently, working-class men 48, “If you were fired from one job, you could go to another immediately. Unless you wanted are less attractive to the women in their lives as husbands and providers, and they are less to take time for lunch.” Most of those jobs likely to see themselves as capable of being have fled abroad. The work that remains is good husbands and providers.” mainly in retail and fast food — fields hurt by In the long run, Wilcox predicts this will unthe current recession — or in service indusdercut marriage in working-class communitries such as health care and call centers. ties and leave men more rootless and socially The call centers — outsourced customer service for large companies — demand typing disconnected. In the short run, these strains cause politiskills, which don’t come easily to former faccal resentment. My small group had critical tory workers. And a thick, rural Virginia accent things to say about all politicians, whom they isn’t usually considered a good phone voice. regard as self-serving and indifferent to their So J.D. Privette, 56, and Walter E. Harrell, needs. “How is a congressman,” said Privette, 59 — friends and bowling buddies from their “going to get me a job?” days at the table factory But Martinsville’s con— are training to be of‘In this economic transition, gressman, Tom Perriello fice medical assistants. men who have worked a — a sharp, young DemoMost medical jobs, howlifetime with their hands are crat elected along with ever, involve a round-trip President Obama in 2008 back in the classroom, not commute of 100 miles or — seems to understand the more. “You can’t afford to for personal advancement challenge. “Both parties,” move, and no one will buy but for survival.’ he told me, “have been your house anyway,” says tied to the financial sector, Privette. instead of emphasizing In this economic transition, men who have economic development. Two-thirds of job worked a lifetime with their hands are back growth comes from small and medium-sized in the classroom, not for personal advancebusinesses.” But people need to be prepared ment but for survival. It is “education out of desperation,” says Christopher O’Dell, 37. The by vocational training for the jobs that result federal government, through trade adjustment from economic growth. These two priorities — a more conservative assistance, pays for nine months of job reemphasis on policies that encourage business training. But employers often demand a twoyear associate degree. So the unemployed can expansion and a more liberal emphasis on generous retraining programs — are a good incur thousands of dollars in education debt place for the coming economic debate to to secure a job making $13 or $14 an hour. start. The need, as Robert F. Kennedy put it, is The struggle is more than economic. Tensions come, explains Harrell, “when the bread- “dignified employment at decent pay; the kind of employment that lets a man say to his comwinner is not winning the bread anymore.” munity, to his family, to his country, and most “The strains on your marriage, on your kids, important, to himself, ‘I helped to build this that’s a given,” says O’Dell. And the dignity of country. I am a participant in its great public a skilled trade is difficult to surrender. Jessee ventures. I am a man.’” used to build custom furniture at home to make extra money. “But I was forced to sell my tools to get by.” Both genders suffer from unemployment. But this has been called a “mancession” with Now to Him who is able to do exceedgood reason. Because job losses have been ingly abundantly ... be glory. (Ephesians concentrated in manufacturing and construc3:20, 21) tion, about 75 percent have come among PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for showing men. Brad Wilcox of the University of Virginia us a way to follow You, so that someday we observes, “In recent years, college-educated can be together for eternity. Amen. men have done all right financially, but work-
We often forget that children are the future of America, and our apathy and ignorance often results into something like what recently happened to the 13-year-old who was killed after shooting at a deputy. Misguided children, like that boy, are now turning (or will eventually turn) to crime and drugs to find satisfaction in their lives. Parents are too busy providing material things like television and video games, thinking these material possessions will make them content. It is true that these things cause a short-term thrill in children, but will it make them truly happy? They are just learning that the world is all about how much one has and how privileged one is. Leaders in churches everywhere should organize activities and events that would encourage parents to bring their children to worship. This is a great alternative to preaching to the same group of people week after week or letting parents “force” their children to come to church, only to have them rebel against it later. These activities can include games, prizes and singing. Such events should occur more often than a couple of times a year like most churches do for Christmas and Easter only. Church activities should entertain children, but with the sole purpose to lead them to God. “Serving God” does not apply only to worshipping in a four-walled building. The need to serve Him is found outside of our comfort zone. Jesus said in Luke 18:16, “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Do not hinder your children from Him. If we allow our children to learn about God, He will bless our neighborhoods, our cities, and our nation. JUANA GUILLEN Sanford
‘Local’ Haiti coverage not needed To the Editor: Is local coverage of Haiti appropriate? With the more than ample coverage of the Haitian disaster by national news organizations, what can possibly justify local news operations sending teams down to report their perspectives? Please, direct your finances to funding legitimate relief programs and highlighting efforts by local organizations to send assistance. Haiti doesn’t need to have its alltoo-inadequate resources, and the fine work being done by North Carolina-based soldiers and Marines, further drained by diversions to support prima donna reporters and their news crews. KEN BERGER Durham
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OBITUARIES Alma Beasley
SANFORD â€” Alma Goins Beasley, 88, of 2614 Broadway Road, died Tuesday (1/19/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. She was born July 6, 1921 in Surry County, daughter of the late Charlie Goins and Lula Hooker Goins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Beasley; brothers, Raymond Goins, James Goins and Ernest Goins; sisters, Avis Goins Hamilton and Ethel Goins Patterson; and a grandson, Tim Norris. She is survived by a daughter, Paggy B. Norris of Sanford; sisters, Edith Sineath of Sanford, Eloise McCollum of Colfax, Bernice Knight and husband Bobby of Advance and Gladys Godfrey of Broadway; three grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Peggy B. Norris, 2618 Broadway Road, Sanford. The funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Sauls and the Rev. Garland Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Shallow Well United Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.
SANFORD â€” Judy Person Butler, 52, of 643 Williamsburg Court, died Tuesday (1/19/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Butler of the home; father and stepmother, John D. and Ruby Person of Sanford; a brother, John â€œTimâ€? D. Person Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; a stepsister, Shelby White and husband Charles of Lillington; one niece; three great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at 606 Garden St. in Sanford.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at First Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at New Zion Church Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.
Pastor Stanley Wilt and Pastor Ronnie Whitaker officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery. Two songs were sung by Four Heart Harmony. Eulogy was given by Angie Hart. Pallbearers were Ronnie Whitaker, Jeremy Potter, Joey Ludwig, Chad Whitaker, Keith Edwards and Nicholas Whitaker. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.
Ronnie Carter Sr. SANFORD â€” Ronnie Gray Carter Sr. died Wednesday (1/20/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born July 16, 1945 in Lee County, son of the late Charlie Carter and Geneva Whitaker Carter. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Carter. He was a retired meat cutter. He is survived by his wife, Frances Neal Carter; a son, Gray Carter Carter of Wilksboro; daughters, Angela Carter Caulder and husband George of Sanford and Rhonda Carter Sutherland of Carthage; a sister, Barbara Parks of Staley; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the BridgesCameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
Martha Clark SANFORD â€” Funeral service for Martha Ann Clark was held Wednesday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford with
Lester Edgerton Sr. SANFORD â€” Lester Edgerton Sr., 60, of 613 Pineland St., died Wednesday (1/20/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.
Mary Ohmes CAMERON â€” Mary Cumbess Ohmes, 71, died Sunday (1/17/10) at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. She is survived by a son Patrick Ohmes; a daughter, Diane Frye; two sisters; one brother and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Living Water Assembly of God in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Drama Team at Living Water Assembly of God, P.O. Box 433, Spring Lake, N.C. 28390. Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home of Spring Lake.
Pauline Cook CARTHAGE â€” Pauline Short Cook, 92, of Tara Plantation, died Tuesday (1/19/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She is survived by daughters, Paula Hall and husband Jody of Carthage and Loretta Cook of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
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Saturday at Summer Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Moore and Dr. John Williamson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church and following the service in the fellowship hall. Condolences may be made at www.FryandPrickett.com. Memorials may be made to Summer Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 663 Summer Hill Church Road, Carthage, N.C. 28327. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.
Kendra; a brother, Don Overby and wife Nadine; five grandchildren and three Great-Grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday (2/6/10) at Moncure United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made at www.westgeorgiacrematory.com. Arrangements are by Roy Davis Funeral Home.
lenwider II of Morganton, and a sister, Anga McBryde of Minneapolis, Minn. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the North Raleigh Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. Condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com. Memorials may be made to the North Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 11905 Strickland Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27613. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.
Dwayne McIntire CONNELLYS SPRINGS â€” Memorial service for Dwayne Alan McIntire, 47, who died Saturday (1/16/10), was conducted Wednesday at BridgesCameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Misty Mowrey officiating. Remarks were made by family and friends. The congregation sang. Pianist was the Rev. Misty Mowery. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
Essa Lancaster RALEIGH â€” Essa Nell McBryde Lancaster, 60, formerly of Sanford, died Monday (1/19/10) at her home. She was born in Lee County, daughter of Fred and Helen Godley McBryde of Raleigh. She was a legal assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Hendley Lancaster. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Charles Michael Fu-
Fannie Weldon WILSON â€” Graveside service for Fannie Clemons Mitchell Weldon, 98, who died Sunday (1/17/10), was conducted Wednesday at Cumnock Cemetery with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.
Elizabeth Marshall MARIETTA, Ga. â€” Elizabeth Overby Marshall, 88, died in her sleep Tuesday (1/19/10) at the Golden Living Retirement Village in Marietta, Ga. She was born in Brickhaven and raised her children with her husband, Woodrow Marshall, in Norfolk, Va. She spent her last years in the care of her son in Marietta, Ga. She was a registered nurse and a lifelong member of Moncure United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, June Marshall Bryant She is survived by a son, John Marshall and wife
Canandaigua, N.Y. â€” George F. Raley, formerly of Potter, died Tuesday (1/19/10) at his home. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Champlain and the USS Tarawa. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Angelo Raley, and a daughter, Lisa Michele Woodhall. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Raley; sons, George Raley and wife Angela of North Carolina and Kenneth Raley and wife Margaret of Bergen, N.Y.; daughters, Patricia Raley of California, Janet Garrison and husband Robert of Hilton and Sheri Zufelt and husband Kevin of Potter; 11 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lollypop Farm or the Ontario-Yates Hospice. Arrangements are by Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Inc. of Gorham, N.Y.
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6A / Thursday, January 21, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Wednesday morning at its annual retreat. The retreat continues at 1:30 p.m. today in the West End Conference Room at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St. Notable projects listed in the CIP include:
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MONACA, Pa. — Margaret A. McKeever, 83, of Monaca and Center Twp. Pa., died Monday (1/11/10) at Rochester Manor in Rochester, Pa. Born Oct. 20, 1926 in Sanford, she was one of 12 children of the late Henry Kelly and Lessie Spivey. She was united in marriage to Ralph W. McKeever on Nov 24, 1944 in Portsmouth, Va. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Robbie Mintz and five siblings. She was a longtime resident of Monaca and a past president of the Monaca PTA. She was employed as a seamstress with the former Jos. Horne Department Store at the Beaver Valley Mall. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester where she served for many years as a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by her children, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Mintz and husband Robert of Baltimore, Md., Ralph R. McKeever and wife Shawna of Wheeling, W.Va. and Robert Kelly McKeever and wife Cheryl of Seven Fields, Pa.; four grandchildren, one greatgrandchild and siblings, Bernice Nicholson, Genelle McDowell and husband J.D., Catherine Brett and husband Mills, Frank Morris, Mac Morris and wife Judy and Louis Morris and wife Barbara. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services with the Rev. Lee Bittner officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. Condolences may be made at www.simpsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services of Monaca, Pa.
funded and how much funding they receive. That means most if not all of the city’s known capital needs are included in the document. Although it’s not a binding plan, the document does provide a glimpse of anticipated upgrades to services the city offers as growth moves forward. Some of the projects listed in the plan — such as an expansion to the city’s wastewater treatment plant — have already received funding under the current year budget and are seen as essential. Others, like the replacement of a force main line from the Gum Fork Lift Station near the Lee County Industrial Park or the installation of sidewalks in various parts of the city, are subject to more scrutiny from the council and economic conditions. City Public Works Director Vic Czar presented the plan to the council
n EXPANSION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT An expansion to the plant on Iron Furnace Road needs more than $68 million in funding through fiscal year 2012-13 in order to increase capacity from 6.8 million gallons per day to 12 million gallons per day. The CIP indicates that the expansion will “ensure capacity for industrial and residential growth for 20 years.” After 20 years, city leaders have said the city is likely to need another plant to ensure capacity for future growth. The current fiscal year contains $12.6 million in funding for the project. The CIP recommends $22.4 million in funding in fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-12, as well as more lina, you’re cutting edge in the country,” he said. Eighth grader Joshua Watson, 13, of Sanford said he’s anxious to work with the laptop. “It takes us to new learning. Maybe we won’t have to hold as many books,” he said. Bryan said the students will begin using the laptops immediately in their core curriculum classes. Cynthia Wicker, sixth grade math and science teacher at SanLee, said the laptops will be a great tool for the classroom. “It can’t replace the teacher but it can certainly make my lessons more interesting and more interactive,” she said. She currently has ten computers in her classroom so her students are familiar with class computer use. “But now it just opens more doors for everyone,” she said of the laptop initiative. “I’ve already told them they’ll have to help me with what they’d like to be doing with these
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throughout this entire process,” he added. He told the students they were “purposely selected because we believe you will lead the way in Lee County.” “What I really want you to do is have fun with learning,” Moss said. Andy Bryan, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, told the students they were at the forefront of the technology education movement. “Not only are you cutting edge in North Caro-
than $11.2 million in fiscal year 2012-23. n TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS Anticipated growth means the city is likely to need a fourth and a fifth fire station in coming years, as the city’s three current stations increasingly see slower response times to areas on the edges of town. The CIP contains $1.5 million in funding for a proposed Number 4 station between fiscal year 2010-11 and 2012-13 and more than $1.7 million in funding for a proposed Number 5 station in fiscal years 2012-13 and 201314. For Number 4, the CIP recommends that the station be placed “in the southern area of the city where the current trend of growth is seeing increases in commercial and residential development.” The CIP indicates that “a study to determine the optimal location of (Number 5) will be conducted in the future.”
computers.” Bob Heuts, director of Lee County Economic Development Corp., was on hand to witness the laptop roll out. “I want to congratulate the school system for the opportunity they’ve provided for the kids,” he said. “These kids will be better prepared for our workforce, whether that’s here in Lee County or elsewhere.” After the first day, East Lee Principal Tom Harvley-Felder could safely say that the laptops are a hit with students. “They’ve been excited all day. They’ve been exploring,” he said. “Some of them found almost immediately that there were sites they couldn’t go to.” A few computers had problems but the technology facilitators will have them working and back to students by Monday, when classes resume, Harvley-Felder said. “I think it went extremely well and reflected an enormous amount of logistical preparation on the part of the tech crew,” he said.
n GREENWAY TRAIL The CIP recommends $1.5 million in annual funding for the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway Trail between the current fiscal year and 2013-14, as well as $22.5 million in funding over subsequent years. Work is set to begin on the first portion of the trail, which will begin at Kiwanis Park on Carbonton Road and stretch to U.S. 421 on the north side of Sanford, later in January. The ultimate plan is for the trail to stretch to the Endor Iron Furnace near Cumnock and then back into the center of town, making it likely that Lee County will have to be involved at some stages. n SIDEWALK INSTALLATION Following a study which indicates that 21,760 linear feet of sidewalk needs to be added to various locations across the city in order to make Sanford more “pedestrian friendly,” the CIP recommends $1 million in funding during fiscal year 2012-13 for such work.
The work would include filling in missing sections of sidewalk, repairs to areas in disrepair, and the installation of sidewalks in neighborhoods that don’t have them. n CITY HALL WORK, NEW PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY The CIP recommends $2.5 million in funding during fiscal year 2013-14 for renovations to City Hall, which was installed in 1981. “Other than routine maintenance, no improvements have been performed on the building,” the report states. One possible method of expansion at City Hall is to have city staff move into the Sanford Police Department, which currently occupies the bottom story of the facility. Combined with space issues at the police department, the CIP recommends more than $12 million between the current fiscal year and 2012-13 for a new public safety facility. Possible locations for such a facility haven’t been discussed.
POLICE BEAT Local drug teams make arrests SANFORD — Two joint operations by drug agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Sanford Police Department led to the seizure of marijuana and prescription drugs and two arrests. Charlie Kenard Bland, 45, of 1209 Freeman Drive was charged Tuesday with maintaining a dwelling for drugs after agents raided his house and found roughly half a pound of marijuana, a .45 caliber handgun and $1,460 in cash. Agents are seeking a second suspect in the case. Bland was placed in Lee County Jail under $1,000 secured bond. Wednesday, agents charged Christopher Steven Burch, 28, of 618 Matthews St. with trafficking opium, possession with intent to sell marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for drugs, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a raid at Burch’s house in which
agents found 2.75 ounces of marijuana, 51 dosage units of Percocet, one dosage unit of hydrocodone, and a stolen laptop computer. Burch was placed in the Lee County Jail under $250,000 secured bond. Members of the Broadway Police Department also assisted with the investigation. — by Gordon Anderson
SANFORD n Gregory Ray Williams, 37, of 136 E. Chisholm St. was charged Tuesday with larceny. n Derrick Brandon Cox, 22, of 226 Talley Ave. was charged Tuesday with failure to appear. n Cordero La Paul Rollins, 21, of 423 Charlotte Ave. was charged Tuesday with attempted breaking and entering a building. n Sandra Lambeth Worthy, 48, was arrested Friday at 811 King St. on charges of forgery of notes, checks or securities and failure to return rental property with purchase options.
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STATE BRIEFS Fayetteville mayor wants change to police rape policy FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — After Fayetteville police decided not to warn the public about a string of possibly related rapes, the mayor has ordered them to change their policy. Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne ordered City Manager Dale Iman to change it Tuesday, multiple media organizations reported. Under the policy, police don’t report sexual assaults unless the information is specifically requested. “This council wants that policy changed,” Chavonne told Iman during a special council meeting Tuesday night. At least nine women in the Fayetteville area — including one in Hope Mills and one at a Fort Bragg neighborhood — have reported since June that they were attacked by a man who broke into their homes, according to police. Police linked at least two attacks in November to the same man as early as Dec. 2, The Fayetteville Observer reported Sunday. Detectives suspected by late December that the attacks might be linked but needed to further analyze the cases before going public on Jan. 11, Iman said. The mayor’s order broke a stalemate between impatient City Council members and the city manager, who had defended police handling of the cases.
N.C.-born airman killed in Afghanistan explosion WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say a North Carolina-born airman has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense reported Wednesday that 29-year-old Tech. Sgt. Adam K. Ginett of Knightdale, N.C., died Jan. 19 near Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. No further details were available. Ginett was assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
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with the federal Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority could be worth up to nearly $44 million. The agency is responsible for developing medical responses to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks. Duke medical professor John Chute says his job will be to find a fast and accurate test that can quickly screen thousands of people. Duke is one of nine universities and companies awarded contracts to find tests and devices to determine human radiation levels. The contracts total up to $400 million over five years.
RALEIGH (AP) — The prime minister of Moldova visited North Carolina on Wednesday to extend its formal relationship with the state, with the leader of the former Soviet republic acknowledging the country’s desire for outside help as it seeks reform. Prime Minister Vladimir Filat joined Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton in a signing ceremony for a third fiveyear bilateral agreement between the two governments. “The Republic of Moldova is comprised of citizens that want to live freely in a democratic society and have a prosperous life,” Filat said through an interpreter in the Senate chamber of the Legislative Building in Raleigh. “In order to
Battery component maker to add nearly 300 jobs CONCORD (AP) — A Charlotte-based maker of parts for lithium batteries plans to expand in North Carolina as it gears up production for the electric vehicle market. Celgard LLC said Wednesday it plans to add about 80 jobs to the 390 workers at its Charlotte campus. The company also plans a plant in Concord that will employ about 210 people by 2015. The company plans to invest about $90 million over the next five years. Celgard’s North Carolina expansion plans have enjoyed a big boost from state and local taxpayers. The company was selected last summer for $49 million in federal funds aimed at stimulating the next generation of electricpowered vehicles. The company could collect a state grant of up to $4.6 million if it creates the promised jobs and keeps them for 11 years.
achieve these objectives the Republic of Moldova and its citizens need friends.” The partnership agreement formalizes exchanges and other mutual assistance between the two governments through areas such as commerce and education. Moldova, a landlocked country of 4.3 million people bordered by the Ukraine and Romania, became a democratic republic after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Filat became prime minister in September as the leader of a coalition of pro-Western parties that won a majority in Parliament and ended eight years of Communist Party rule. The coalition has said it would work to reform markets, guaran-
tee media freedom and make the judicial system more independent. “We have undergone a difficult period of time,” Filat said, but added that the link with North Carolina, which date backs to the mid-1990s, “is a relevant example of how these type of bonds and relationships should be built.” The North Carolina National Guard participates with Moldova in exchanges between their military and civil personnel to teach best practices with engineering and disaster relief response, guard spokesman Maj. Matt Handley said. In September, dentists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined dentists in Moldova to provide free
Cop accused of sexual assault during response CHARLOTTE (AP) — A sixth woman has accused a fired police officer of sexually assaulting women while in uniform, this time after the officer responded to a call for help. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Marcus Jackson on 11 charges including sexual battery, felonious restraint, and extortion stemming from allegations by the first three women to come forward. Jackson, 26, was being held Wednesday in the Mecklenburg County jail on $423,000 bond. A public defender working on Jackson’s case did not respond to a phone message and e-mail seeking comment. The Charlotte-Mecklen-
burg Police Department fired Jackson on Dec. 30 after two women said they were assaulted after traffic stops. Jackson was hired in September 2008 and had been on patrol in Charlotte’s Eastway division since May. Jackson is accused of threatening to arrest a 17year-old motorist he had pulled over if she did not perform a sex act. Police said the other women claimed they were fondled. The domestic violence call for help came Nov. 29, but the woman’s allegations against Jackson weren’t reported to police until Jan.
8 after other women had come forward, police said Tuesday. “In this instance, Jackson again allegedly used his authority as a police officer to unlawfully fondle another victim,” police said in a statement. “We have systematically contacted persons who had contact with Jackson to determine if any misconduct occurred. No new cases have arisen from these contacts.” The grand jury also issued a request for prosecutors to investigate the allegations made by the three remaining women whose allegations haven’t resulted
College researches test for dirty bomb exposure DURHAM (AP) — A North Carolina university has landed a government contract to develop a test to quickly determine if a person has been exposed to radiation from a nuclear dirty bomb. Duke University said Wednesday its contract
in charges. Police acknowledge their background check into Jackson failed to find he had twice been accused of domestic violence that led to judges issuing restraining orders. Jackson should not have been hired after the second domestic violence incident in 2005, Police Chief Rodney Monroe said. Jackson’s girlfriend accused him of hitting her in the head and slapping her. Police said they mistakenly thought criminal background checks would also reveal civil restraining orders from a job candidate’s past.
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dental care to children at a boarding school there. North Carolina medical leaders also have worked with Moldovans in improving their hospice care programs, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said. “This is a new surge of energy” for the arrangement, said Marshall, who has visited Moldova at least five times. “It’s just a beautiful partnership with people helping people.” Filat, whose visit to the Legislative Building was marked Friday by high security, is in the United States this week. He’ll meet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday to accept a $262 million grant designed to improve the country’s economy.
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8A / Thursday, January 21, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HEALTH CARE OVREHAUL
Obama, Dems consider their options
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Chastened by the Democratic Senate loss in Massachusetts, President Barack Obama and congressional allies signaled Wednesday they may try to scale back his sweeping health care overhaul in an effort to at least keep parts of it alive. A simpler, less ambitious bill emerged as an alternative only hours after the loss of the partyâ€™s crucial 60th Senate seat forced the Democrats to slow their all-out drive to pass Obamaâ€™s signature legislation despite fierce Republican opposition. The White House is still hoping the House can pass the Senate bill in a quick strike, but Democrats are now considering other options. No decisions have been made, lawmakers said, but they laid out a new approach that could still include these provisions: limiting the ability of insurance companies to deny coverage to people with medical problems, allowing young adults to stay on their parentsâ€™ policies, helping small businesses and low-income people pay premiums and changing Medicare to encourage payment for quality care instead of sheer volume of services. The goal of trying to cover nearly all Americans would be put off
Brown makes haste in heading for Washington
U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., smiles as he addresses reporters during a news conference at the Park Plaza hotel in Boston, Wednesday. further into the future. Obama urged lawmakers not to try to jam a bill through, but scale the proposal down to what he called â€œthose elements of the package that people agree on.â€? â€œWe know that we need insurance reform, that the health insurance companies are taking advantage of people,â€? the president said in an interview with ABC News. â€œWe know that we have to have some form of cost containment because if we donâ€™t then our budgets are going to blow up. And we know that small businesses are going to need help.â€? One potential Republican convert for health care legislation remained an enigma. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, who has been in regular contact
with Obama, roundly criticized the Democratsâ€™ hard push to pass their bill. But she would not rule out voting for something in the end. Asked if the Democratic bills are dead, Snowe responded: â€œI never say anything is dead, but clearly I think they have to revisit the entire issue.â€? Some Democrats werenâ€™t ready for that, despite the presidentâ€™s new words. One option, still alive and stirring strong emotions, called for the House to quickly pass the Senate version of the broader bill â€” simply accepting it and therefore bypassing the Senate problem created by the loss of the Massachusetts seat to Republican Scott Brown. But that appeared to be losing favor.
BOSTON (AP) â€” The Republican who will take over the late Edward Kennedyâ€™s Senate seat says at a news conference that he plans to head to Washington on Thursday. Scott Brown said earlier Wednesday that he doesnâ€™t expect any problems being seated after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley. He says he has spoken with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Sen. John Kerry. He could not say precisely when the change would occur. The timing is important because Brown will give Senate Republicans the 41st vote they need to sustain a filibuster. And that could block President Barack Obama from pushing his health care bill through the chamber.
â€œThatâ€™s a bitter pill for the House to swallow,â€? said the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois. â€œFull speed ahead is off the table,â€? said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a moderate Democrat from North Dakota. â€œWe are still very much in the exercise of drawing meaning from the public disquiet.â€?
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Democrats propose $1.9T increase in debt limit
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hammered the construction industry. Along with icy storms, the real estate recovery is facing man-made headwinds. On Wednesday, the government said buyers will face higher fees and tougher standards for home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a popular source of loans for first-time buyers. Unemployment is expected to remain high throughout the year, which will drive the foreclosure rate to new records. Construction of new homes and apartments fell 4 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 557,000 from an upwardly revised 580,000 in November, the Commerce Department said.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Senate Democrats have proposed permitting the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion to pay its bills. That would permit the national debt to reach $14.3 trillion. The unpopular legislation is needed to allow the federal government to issue bonds to fund programs and prevent a first-time default on obligations. The record increase in the so-called debt limit is required because the budget deficit has spiraled out of control in the wake of a recession that cut tax revenues, the Wall Street bailout, and increased spending by the Democratic-controlled Congress.
Finger amputations prompt stroller recall WASHINGTON (AP) â€” About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some childrenâ€™s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products. The recall by Graco Childrenâ€™s Products Inc. includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Atlanta company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a strollerâ€™s canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips. The strollers were made in China by Graco and sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 to December 2009.
Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 may not fill out census form WASHINGTON (AP) â€” With the launch of the decennial census just weeks away, nearly 1 in 5 people may not participate in the high-stakes head count, citing mostly a lack of interest but also a broader distrust of government. A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center highlights the challenges as the Census Bureau prepares to begin its tally in March. The findings come as some groups question whether the agencyâ€™s $300 million outreach effort is doing enough to reach hard-to-count communities. Overall, 90 percent of those surveyed called the population count â€œvery importantâ€? or â€œsomewhat importantâ€? for the country.
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The Sanford Herald / Thursday, January 21, 2010 / 9A
BRITTANY MURPHY DEATH
Mom, husband: Drugs didnâ€™t kill her
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” A month after Brittany Murphyâ€™s mysterious death, her mother and husband say they are convinced the actress died of natural causes, not drugs or an eating disorder. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sharon Murphy and Simon Monjack said that Murphy did not use drugs or alcohol and that they are awaiting a determination from coronerâ€™s officials that will end speculation prescription medicine caused Murphyâ€™s death on Dec. 20 at age 32. Monjack said some of the prescription medications found in the coupleâ€™s Hollywood Hills home belonged to him. Murphy had mitral valve prolapse, a common condition where a heart valve does not properly close, but doctors said the actress â€œwould live a long and healthy life,â€? Monjack said. â€œShe had a fear of dying,â€? Sharon Murphy said. â€œShe would not take too much caffeine. She wouldnâ€™t even have a glass of champagne on New Yearâ€™s. She was just high on life, and people see that as something else I guess.â€? Murphy, the star of varied films such as â€œClueless,â€? â€œ8 Mile,â€? â€œSin Cityâ€? and the television
Simon Monjack, left, husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy, and Murphyâ€™s mother Sharon pose with a portrait of the actress, in Los Angeles Tuesday. series â€œKing of the Hill,â€? was buried in a private funeral on Christmas Eve. At the service, Monjack told mourners that the actress was his best friend and soul mate, sentiments he repeated during the Tuesday interview. Monjack, who married Murphy in 2007, said police and coronerâ€™s officials have not contacted the family to say his wifeâ€™s death was from anything other than natural causes. Authorities continue to investigate her death but do not suspect foul play.
An autopsy was inconclusive and coronerâ€™s officials are awaiting the results of toxicology and tissue tests before determining what killed the actress. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said Tuesday that he had not seen Murphyâ€™s autopsy report, but the condition of her heart would be looked at before her cause of death is determined. Sharon Murphy described the wait for answers as torture. â€œWe wish we knew,â€? she said. â€œShe was alive one
minute and she was dead the next,â€? Monjack said. The pair worked frantically to save Murphyâ€™s life the morning she died, as revealed in a heartwrenching 911 call where Sharon Murphy implores, â€œBrittany, please come back!â€? as Monjack performs CPR. Sharon Murphy said she has largely ignored tabloid reports that have suggested her daughter abused drugs or had an eating disorder. She said her daughter had always been petite and ate often, but burned it off with an active lifestyle. Monjack, who has read some of the reports, called them lies based on anonymous sources who werenâ€™t close to Brittany Murphy or him. He said he is considering suing some British outlets for â€œoutright fabrications.â€? He said the rumors of her drug use were unfounded and had cost his wife roles in some major films. He said he is also considering whether to sue the Los Angeles County Coronerâ€™s Department over an initial report that was obtained by celebrity Web site TMZ.com, which listed several prescription medications found in Murphyâ€™s home. Monjack said most of the medicines listed in the report were his.
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Lawyer: Infection puts Charlie Sheenâ€™s wife in ICU LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Charlie Sheenâ€™s wife, Brooke, was in a hospital intensive care unit Wednesday with a high fever and an infection following oral surgery, her lawyer said. Sheen Attorney Yale Galanter said Brooke Sheen was running a fever of 105 degrees when she was taken to Sherman Oaks Hospital. She had already obtained a postponement of a hearing in the Colorado domestic violence case against her actor husband because she was to undergo the surgery. Galanter, who was reached in Aspen, Colo., said the hearing that had been rescheduled for Friday will have to be postponed again. â€œShe has an infection as the result of oral surgery earlier in the week,â€? said Galanter. â€œTheyâ€™re concerned and trying to get it under control.â€? Both of the Sheens had been expected to attend the hearing in Aspen, where police were called to their home on Christmas Day. Sheen and his wife had been expected to ask Pitkin County District Court Judge James Boyd to throw out or revise a protection order that prevents the couple from contacting each other. Such protection orders are
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Judge: Gun stays as evidence in Ja Ruleâ€™s NYC case NEW YORK (AP) â€” Rapper Ja Rule has lost a bid to keep a loaded gun found in his luxury car from being used against him in a New York weapons-possession case. A judge said â€œnoâ€? Wednesday to the argument by the platinumselling artistâ€™s Ja Rule that the
gun was found during an unjustified police stop of his Maybach sports car after a July 2007 concert. Prosecutors say the stop was warranted because the car had no insurance and a suspended registration. The judge did throw out another piece of evidence: the rapperâ€™s statement to police that he had a bit of marijuana in his pocket. He isnâ€™t charged with drug possession. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, has pleaded not guilty. The 33-year-old faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
Winehouse gets discharge for assault
LONDON (AP) â€” Amy Winehouse admits it went beyond seasonal spirit. The soul diva pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting a theater manager who asked her to leave a family Christmas show starring Mickey Rooney because sheâ€™d had too much to drink. The singer, Winehouse whose scrapes with the law often overshadow her music, was given a fine and a warning to stay out of trouble by a judge who praised her for trying to clean up her act. District Judge Peter Crabtree ordered Winehouse to pay her victim 185 pounds ($300) in costs and compensation, and handed down a conditional discharge, meaning the singer will avoid further punishment as long as she does not commit any more offenses for two years. â€œ(That) may be harder than a fine, because you have now got to stay on the straight and narrow for the next two years,â€? the judge said. â€œIf you commit another offense youâ€™ll be hit hard and youâ€™ll be hit twice,â€? he said. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25
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10A / Thursday, January 21, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR SANFORD TODAY
SUN AND MOON
Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:23 a.m. Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:34 p.m. Moonrise . . . . . . . . . .10:18 a.m. Moonset . . . . . . . . . . .11:41 p.m.
ALMANAC Rain Likely
Precip Chance: 90%
Precip Chance: 60%
Precip Chance: 10%
Precip Chance: 60%
Precip Chance: 30%
State temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Greensboro 42 /32
Charlotte 48 /39
Fri. 19/8 59/36 34/24 34/31 71/55 53/27 53/43 43/29 59/43 38/25 50/41 38/28
Elizabeth City 48/43
Raleigh 43/36 Greenville Cape Hatteras 47/44 57/46 Sanford 46/36
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STATE FORECAST Mountains: Today we will see cloudy skies with a 90% chance of rain. Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday with a 30% chance of showers. Piedmont: Today, skies will be cloudy with a 90% chance of rain. Expect cloudy skies to continue Friday with a 60% chance of rain. Coastal Plains: Skies will be cloudy today with an 80% chance of rain. Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain.
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U.S. EXTREMES High: 86° in Laredo, Texas Low: -7° in Raco, Mich.
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Aftershock terrifies desperate people
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jean Julien, right, speaks in Haitian Creole with residents near Leogane, Haiti, Wednesday.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says it will charge readers for full access to its Web site starting in 2011, a risky move aimed at increasing online revenue without driving away advertisers that want the biggest possible audience. The potential pitfalls have made most other major newspapers hesitant to take a similar step. But after months of deliberation, the Times said Wednesday that it will use a metered system, allowing free access to a certain number of articles each month and then charging users for additional content. The Times did not disclose how many articles would be available for free each month or what it would charge to read more. Subscribers to the printed version of the Times would still have free access to the Web site. It would not be the first time the newspaper has asked readers to pay for its online articles.
Teen held in afternoon rape along busy Ohio street TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged in Ohio in the rape of a woman along a street in broad daylight as cars drove past. Toledo police say that at least four drivers saw the attack Tuesday afternoon and called authorities. Police say one driver slowed down and beeped
the car horn; another turned around to return to the scene and saw a person running away. Sgt. Sam Harris says he doesn’t blame drivers for not stopping because they might not have known they were seeing a rape. Police say the woman had a learning disability but did not elaborate on its seriousness. Authorities arrested the teen at his home early Wednesday. He was charged with delinquency in connection with rape and robbery and could face trial as an adult.
Federal worker sues for same-sex spouse benefits SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal employee in California is suing the Obama administration to force it to provide health benefits to her same-sex spouse. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management told Karen Golinski that it was refusing to extend benefits to her wife because federal law prohibits the government from recognizing gay marriage. The office made its decision over the objections of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who called the move illegal discrimination. Golinski is a lawyer for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco. The Office of Personnel Management says the Justice Department told it to ignore the judge’s ruling because it went against the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
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Hassan Nasreddine said. Hundreds of Canadian soldiers and sailors were deploying to that town and to Jacmel on the south coast to support relief efforts, and the Haitian government sent a plane and an overland team to assess needs in Petit-Goave, a seaside town 10 miles (15 kilometers) farther west from Leogane that was the epicenter of Wednesday’s aftershock. The death toll was estimated at 200,000, according to Haitian government figures relayed by the European Commission, with 80,000 buried in mass graves. The commission raised its estimate of homeless to 2 million, from 1.5 million, and said 250,000 people needed urgent aid. Many badly injured Haitians still awaited lifesaving surgery. “It is like working in a war situation,” said Rosa Crestani of Doctors Without Borders at the Choscal Hospital. “We don’t have any morphine to manage pain for our patients.” The damaged hospitals and emergency medical centers set up in Port-auPrince needed surgeons, fuel for generators, oxygen and countless other kinds of medical supplies, aid groups said. Dr. Evan Lyon, of the U.S.-based Partners in Health, messaged from the central University Hospital that the facility was within 24 hours of running out of key supplies.