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LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

County mulls LCHS funding

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With passage of sales tax, board has several options on the table By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — County administrators are weighing their financial options in how to best fund the upcoming renovation project

at Lee County High School. Revenue generated from the sales tax increase — approved by voters in November and the Lee County Board of Commissioners earlier this month — will pay for the school’s

$19.5 million renovation over time, but the county is in the process of finding immediate funding. The decision whether to issue bonds or get bank financing is “what we’re playing around with right

now,” said Lee County Manager John Crumpton. “We have to get to $19.5 million and borrow roughly $11.5 million.” Ultimately, the county

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N.C. NATIONAL GUARD LEE COUNTY GYMNASTS GUN FOR FOURTH-STRAIGHT STATE TITLE

The Lee County gymnastics team has its eyes on the prize, again. After finishing in first place in Friday’s Tri-9 Conference meet in Raleigh, the Yellow Jackets are now setting their sights on winning their fourth straight Division II state championship on Friday in Raleigh.

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HAITI RELIEF

HAITIAN PULLED FROM RUBBLE 11 DAYS AFTER EARTHQUAKE As the U.N. said the Haitian government had declared an end to searches for living people trapped in the rubble, yet another survivor was rescued. French officials said they reached the 23-year-old man by digging a tunnel through the wreckage of a fruit and vegetable shop where the man had been buried for 11 days.

RONNIE CRIBBS/ Special to The Herald

Members of the National Guard D Company based in Sanford arrive at the National Guard Armory on Nash Street from a deployment to Iraq Saturday.

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Sanford-based Guardsmen return from Iraq deployment

HEALTH CARE

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DEMOCRATS MUM ON HOW TO PUSH AHEAD ON REFORM EFFORT President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with efforts to overhaul health care. They just aren’t explaining how. Page 10A

SANFORD — More than 50 families were reunited Saturday, when Army National Guard soldiers from Sanfordbased D Company came home from a deployment to Iraq. Most of D Company’s soldiers arrived to a ceremony at the National Guard Armory on Nash Street after spending about a week debriefing in Georgia. For the families waiting the arrival of loved ones, Saturday was a long day. Family mem-

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Page 8A bers held signs, paced in the parking lot and waited inside for hours for the bus carrying their soldiers to arrive. “We just found out (Friday)” that the soldiers would be back Saturday, said Christie Wolfe of Rocky Mount. Wolfe’s son, 31-year-old Matthew Owens, was among the soldiers returning Satur-

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A local family greets their soldier Saturday.

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CONAN ENDS ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ RUN AFTER JUST 7 MONTHS

Harris plant gets generator from Three Mile Island

Conan O’Brien ended his brief tenure on the “Tonight” show with a wide smile and a guitar in his arms Friday night. The redhaired comic joined a band led by blondwigged comic Will Ferrell with Beck and ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons for a raucous rendition of “Free Bird.” He accepted a $45 million buyout from NBC to leave the show after only seven months.

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Vol. 80, No. 19 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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CHAPEL HILL — Progress Energy has purchased a “like new” electrical generator for its Shearon Harris plant that was in use at Three Mile Island when that Pennsylvania nuclear power plant suffered a partial

HAPPENING 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. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

meltdown in 1979. A spokesman for Raleighbased utilities company, said Friday that the generator, which was a non-nuclear part of the plant, had been in use only six months before the accident. “It’s in like-new condition,” said Mike Hughes, the spokesman for Progress

Energy. The generator, which is now owned by Siemens Corp., poses no health risk for residents near the Harris plant, Hughes said. “Workers literally swabbed every square inch and checked for radiation and there was none,” Hughes said. “We didn’t

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expect for there to be any contamination and it was painstakingly confirmed.” Progress decided to replace instead of refurbish its aging electrical generator, which converts energy from the nuclear plant into

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INDEX

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OBITUARIES

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Sanford: Andrew Ausley Sr.; Ronnie Carter Sr.; Lester Edgerton Sr., 60; Jeremy Jones, 35; Rex Mann, 90; Cynthia Moffitt, 60

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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY n The Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford. n The City of Sanford Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public input session at 7 p.m. in the West End Conference Room of the Sanford Municipal Building, 225 E. Weatherspoon St., Sanford. The commission is asking for public input on the final draft of the rules and procedures for locally Designated Historic Districts (Rosemount-McIver Park and Downtown Historic Districts). n The Chatham County Board of Education will hold a special meeting for the purpose of reviewing board applicant applicants at 5:45 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room in Pittsboro. n The Broadway Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Broadway. n The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. n The Siler City Airport Authority will meet at 7 p.m. at the Siler City Municipal Airport.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Maci Landon Pomeranz, Jacob Matthew Boahn, Elesha Howard, Hillary Faith Dycus, Eric Antonio Perla, Antonio Domingo Carrion, Olivia Aryn Bright, Richard Love, Elke Annelie Friend, Lisa Jackson Walters, Joyce Rosemond, Velva Norton, Jerry Allen Lees, Stephanie Watson, Shaun immer, Courtney Jones, Beatrice Adams, Natasha Petty, Kyle Horner, Woodrow McLean, Brandi Confair, Rodney Keith Downey and Andrea McKendall. And to those celebrating Monday, especially Carol Kivett, Joseph Lee Taylor, Joshua Dillion Taylor, Ra’shonda Sherell McIver, Casaundra Davis, Barbara Reives, Leslie Ellen Godfrey, Bayleigh Harris Phillips, Roslia Fernandez, Dana Abow-Awad, Jill Brown, Laura Beth Yow, C.J. Cerda, Kathy Lees, Autumn Skinner, Charity Yarborough, Carolyn Payne, Sharon Wicker, Albert Jones, Walt Hagans, Tomeka Murchison, Amber Shante West, Ariel Shanece West and Timothy Murchison. CELEBRITIES: Actor Ernest Borgnine is 93. Actor Jerry Maren (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 91. Actor Marvin Kaplan (“Top Cat”) is 83. Cajun musician Doug Kershaw is 74. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 71. Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is 69. Singer Aaron Neville is 69. Actor Michael Ontkean is 64. Actor Daniel Auteuil is 60. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 60. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 59. Bandleader-musician Jools Holland is 52.

This group attended 4-H Week in Raleigh. They were (left to right): first row, Barney Cranford, Thomas Ferguson, Maynard Thomas, Bobby Thomas and Kenneth Davis; second row, Sandra Moretz, Brenda Pierce, Sarah Dalrymple, Jo Ann Weldon, Jane Layton and Mary Estelle Doyle (Lee home economics agent). Behind is Norman Brickhouse, Lee assistant agricultural agent. This photograph appeared on the front page of the July 30, 1962, Herald.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2010. There are 341 days left in the year. This day in history: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49. In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during the War of the Austrian Succession. In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the aegis of Robert Baden-Powell. In 1924, the Russian city of Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg) was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader. (However, it has since been renamed St. Petersburg.) In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.

499-7661. n A workshop on the use and maintenance of home septic systems will be held at the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro at 7 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Public Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health. People are requested to pre-register by calling 919.542.8202. $5 registration fee, payable at the door, includes refreshments and workshop materials. Checks should be made payable to Chatham County Cooperative Extension. For more details, contact Anne Lowry at 919.542.8310.

TUESDAY n The Republican Party of Lee County’s monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Carolina Trace Country Club. The title of this month’s program will be “Victory 2010.” 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

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n A groundbreaking ceremony for the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway Trail will be held at 2 p.m. at Riverbirch Corner shopping center. n Temple Theatre will present the oneman show, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” the best-selling memoir by North Carolina author Tim Tyson adapted for the stage by playwright and actor Mike Wiley. The story focuses on the racially motivated murder of a 23-year-old black U.S. Army veteran and the resulting social upheaval in Oxford. Show time is 8 p.m. For tickets, visit templeshows. com or call (919) 774-4155.

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SANFORD — Aside from their normal studies and activities, some area students have recently been putting in hours of training—but not for an athletic event. Instead, members of four local Quiz Bowl teams have been practicing mental gymnastics in preparation for the annual Lee County Quiz Bowl, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the McSwain Center on Tramway Road. Teams from four schools across Lee County will go head-to-head as they vie for the title of local Quiz Bowl champion. The winning team is eligible to compete in a district competition in Lexington on March 27, and for the first time, the winner will also be eligible to compete in one of three National Quiz Bowls that will be held in New Orleans, Washington,

D.C., and Chicago beginning in late May. Last year’s winners, Lee Christian School, coached by Stephen Coble and Gail Meeks, have taken first place for three years. Their team narrowly missed first place finishes at regional competitions in 2008 and 2009. The dark horse in this year’s contest is newcomer Lee Early College. Coached by Rodney Schmitz, this new team has the potential to shake up the status quo. Other entrants are Lee Senior High School, coached by Karen Huey, Pippa Nelson, and Stephen Roman; and Grace Christian School, coached by Barry Matthews, Lloyd Jennings, and Scott Parker. The Lee County Quiz Bowl is sponsored by The Herald and the Lee County Library, and has been an annual event for at least 20 years. For more information about the event, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483. — From staff report

CCCC honors its ‘drop-ins’ By KATHERINE McDONALD Special to The Herald

SANFORD — Ruben Pratt couldn’t have been happier. His smile matched those of any of the graduates at Central Carolina Community College’s Adult High School/GED programs commencement exercises Thursday night. Pratt’s son, Jaspen, 22, had just received his high school diploma, years after dropping out of school in 10th grade. “It was a bad decision then,� Jaspen Pratt said, “but I’ve got it now. It feels good.� He is already continuing his education as a student in the college’s auto body restoration program in Pittsboro. “I am so proud of him,� Ruben Pratt said as he gave his son a big hug. “His getting his diploma is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Glory be to God.� Jaspen Pratt was one of about 150 graduating students attending the commencement exercises held at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. A total of 272 residents of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties completed studies for either a high school or a General Educational Development diploma during the semester. The Civic Center was filled with proud family and friends. They rose to their feet in honor of the graduating class as the students entered the hall accompanied by the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.� Some called out their graduate’s name, others whistled or cheered to express their pride and enthusiasm for the graduates’

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Above, Mark Valle of Harnett County was one of three student speakers at the ceremony. Valle dropped out of high school to help support his family, but later came to CCCC to earn his General Educational Development diploma. At left, Michael Shaw (left) and Erica Hart, both of Lee County, are all smiles following the ceremony. achievements. Members of the graduating class smiled in return, standing a little taller in their blue robes at this recognition for what they had accomplished. Three of the graduating class delivered commencement addresses: Teresa Ward, of Chatham County; Mark Valle, of Harnett County; and Daniqua Davis, of Lee County. Ward dropped out of high school at the age of 16. Twenty-five years later, she stood at the podium as an honor graduate about to receive her high school diploma. Making the event even more special was the fact that her son, Darryl Crim, was also receiving his. Ward said that the first few weeks after returning to school she felt out of her element. Then she earned

her first two high school credits. “I was so proud of myself,� she told the audience. “I set my goals and no one would let me give up.� Now, Ward wants to continue her education and become an adult high school teacher. “I want to teach, to give back to those who gave to me,� she said. “To those in the audience who never finished high school, go, go back. If you can believe, you can achieve.� Valle, now 23, the oldest of five children, had dropped out of high school to help support his family. After a time, he decided to return to get his GED, but he struggled. He said the weeks became months and the months became years. He told his mother that he was

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day. She said the family — which also included Owens’ wife, his children, and his grandparents — had known for several days that the soldiers would be returning soon, but they had no specific date. “We were ready whenever we found out he was coming home to drop everything and come here

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electricity, to reduce the amount of time the plant would have to be shut down while the new generator is being installed. Hughes said replacing the generator will shave about 25 days off of the time the plant would have to be closed,

to welcome him home,� she said. Once the family was reunited, they planned to spend the coming weeks getting caught up on missed holidays. “He had one request for February, and that was to have Thanksgiving dinner and open Christmas presents,� Owens’ wife Jennifer said. Other families had different plans for their reunions — Don Church of Ronda, N.C. said he

was looking forward to a simple cookout with his grandson, 23-year-old Timothy Renegar. “We’re just all kind of relieved, I guess you’d say,â€? Church said Saturday. Some soldiers came home to a different kind of family. Matthew Brown of Morrisville was met by his fiancĂŠ, Courtney Keys, and their two new puppies. Brown said he’d seen a picture of a friend’s puppy on the Internet, which led

to his fiancĂŠ wanting one of their own. “I started looking for puppies on the Internet while I was overseas, and I found these ones for free,â€? he said. “She was originally supposed to get one of them, but the other one didn’t have a place to go and she couldn’t resist.â€? Brown said he was happy to see the dogs, but even happier to be home with his fiancĂŠ. “It definitely feels good to be back,â€? he said.

which will save customers millions of dollars because when the plant is closed, the energy it normally produces must be replaced from a more expensive source. The 670-ton generator is expected to be shipped to North Carolina in two parts beginning next week. “That’s the schedule at this point, but those things are always subject

to change,� Hughes said. The rotor, first of the two sections to be shipped, will be taken to Charlotte via train to have its coils rewound. The stator, the larger of the two pieces, will be shipped to North Carolina a few weeks later on a cargo ship and then hauled to the power plant by train. Roger Hannah, a spokesman for the Nu-

clear Regulatory Commission’s (NCR) Region 2 office in Atlanta, which oversees the Southeastern part of the U.S., said the NCR doesn’t regulate nuclear plants’ electrical generators because they are not nuclear elements. He said it would be different if the Progress Energy had purchased a steam generator for the plant.

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wants to put together the best package fund that will have the least amount of impact on the budget, he added. County Finance Director Lisa Minter said the bank financing option would be similar to taking out a mortgage on a house, with a fixed interest rate. Selling bonds, like certificates of participation, could allow for a more flexible payment plan by structuring the amount due over time. “We’re looking at which deal gives us the best overall interest to be paid and flexibility in the terms of the payback,� she said. The county is looking to capitalize on two different types of zerointerest bonds: Qualified Zone Academy Bonds and Qualified School Construction Bonds, with $4 million approved in each category, Crumpton said. The borrowing process will begin around the first week in May, he said. The county has been trying to hold off as long as possible, waiting to see if more banks can get involved with the bonds. And the board of education cannot sign contractors until the money is in the bank, he said, though they’d like to begin construction once school lets out around June 1. “It’s a complicated deal,� he said. “(Architect Jimmy) Hite’s moving along. We think we’re on

schedule. It’s a complicated process in trying to borrow money.� If the county decides to sell bonds to fund the project, they’ll need to be rerated by rating agencies. It was last done in 2006, when SanLee Middle School was built, Crumpton said. “It’s not a simple process. There are three different mechanisms for borrowing in one transaction,� he said. “It’s a difficult transaction.� As the architectural process continues, the state must approve the district’s plans, Crumpton said. “We’re hoping they’re finished by January/February and have approvals by Feb. 28, and use the entire month of March to have plans out to bid,� he said. Bill Tatum, chairman of the Lee County Board of Education, said he’s had plenty of people question him about the length of the process, though it is normal. “It takes the architect quite a long time to put the design together,� he said. Hite also has been meeting with state agencies and the city’s planning board, “so there’s no surprises when the actual job begins. He’s performing his due diligence.� Tatum said he hopes the design will be ready for bidders in February. The bid opening will likely take place in late March in time for the board of education to review and approve the bid at its April meeting, he said.

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The Sanford Herald / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / 5A Lester Edgerton Sr.

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lester Edgerton Sr., 60, of Andrew Ausley Sr. 613 Pineland St. died SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Memorial Wednesday (1/20/10) at service for Andrew Harold Central Carolina HospiAusley Sr., who died tal. Tuesday (1/19/10) was Born Oct. 28, 1958 in held Friday at First Baptist Long Branch, N.J. to the Church by Dr. Jeff Clark late Francis and Annie and Dr. Charles Patterson. Allen Edgerton, he is The congregation sang survived by wife Monique and soloist was Dr. Sharon of Charlotte, daughter Howell Updyke. Susan Shelia Alston of Sanford, Gaster played the organ son Lester Edgerton Jr. and the piano. of Philadelphia, sisters Honorary pallbearers Florence Kelly, Dorothy were the Brotherhood Dangler and Annette EdgSunday School Class and erton, all of Asbury Park, Haroldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former bank N.J., a brother-in-law, employees. two grandchildren, and a In lieu of flowers, host of nieces, nephews, donations may be made cousins, and friends. to First Baptist Church Funeral will be held 2 Capital Improvements p.m. Thursday at Knotts Fund, 202 Summit Drive, Funeral Home Chapel. Sanford, N.C., 27330, Burial will follow in Cheriton Baptist Church Minter Cemetery. Building Fund, P.O. Box There will be no wake. 227, Cheriton, Va., 23316, Arrangements are by or Community Home Care Knotts Funeral Home. and Hospice, 809 Wicker St., Sanford, N.C., 27330. Jeremy Jones Online condolences SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeremy may be made at www. Christian Jones, 35, of rogerspickard.com. Sanford died Friday Arrangements were by (1/22/10). Rogers-Pickard Funeral Born in Valdosta, Home. Ga., he was a member of First Baptist Church Ronnie Carter Sr. and worked with the civil SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service at Fort Bragg. He for Ronnie Gray Carter had a special fondness Sr. of Sanford, who died of animals including his Wednesday (1/20/10), was cats, Biscuit and Gravy. held Saturday at BridgesHe is survived by Cameron Funeral Home his parents, Glenn and by the Rev. Ray Cole. Diana G. Jones of SanBurial followed at ford, brother Josh Jones Jonesboro Cemetery. of Sanford, sister Jessica Celia Collins and J. Hargett and husband Amanda Toro sang a duet. Miran of Greenville, and Pallbearers were grandmother Willie Belle Ray Carter, Foster Neal, Guthrie of Hahira, Ga. Clarence Neal, Reggie Funeral will be held Amerson, Joe Chippewa, 3 p.m. Sunday at First Dale Carter, and David Baptist Church by Dr. Jeff Markam. Clark. Arrangements were by Visitation will be held Bridges-Cameron Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the Home. parlor at First Baptist Church.

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rex William Mann, 90, died Friday (1/22/10) at Manor Care in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Wilson. Born in Harnett County, Mr. Mann was the son of Clarence and Mamie Senter Mann. He attended Harnett County Schools and Elon College. He was retired from Sanford Brick Corporation where he had been a salesman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol McCormick Mann, daughters Terry M. Crawley and husband Oliver of Sanford, Susan M. Thornton and husband Frank of Greenville, son Bill Mann and wife Kathy of Cary, and grandchildren Carrie Crawley, Will Crawley, Meredith Mann, Melissa Mann, and Bryan Mann, Russell Thornton, and Sally Thornton. He was preceded in death by his seven siblings, Roger Mann, Sam Mann, Dr. Lynn Mann, Virgie M Betts, Willa M. McGehee, Hazel M Holloway, and Louise M Johnson. The family will receive friends at the home of Terry and Oliver Crawley. Memorial gifts may be made to the Elon Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home, 1717 Sharon Road West, Charlotte, N.C., 28210, or to First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford N.C., 27330. Online condolences may be made to www.rogerspickard.com. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home. Paid obituary

LINCOLN, Neb. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While pursuing his dream of obtaining a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Jason Lee Francis died after a three-month battle with cancer. Jason was born in Panama City, Fla. but grew up in Fayetteville and Sanford. He asked Jesus into his heart as soon as he learned to talk, and He took Jason on a colorful ride through life. Jason was created to be an artist! Although his childhood was full of creative endeavors, he began to truly shine in high school. He was drum major for the Lee Senior High School marching band, dove into community theater productions, and performed in each Lee Senior musical from 1988 to graduation in 1991. Jason attended the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School for theater arts, and he performed in many Shakespearean roles throughout the United States. Upon graduation, Jason sang all over the world with Celebrant Singers. In 1996 he graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in English and Theater having played in shows all over the U.S. during his summer vacations. Some of his first professional roles were with a playhouse in Memphis, Tenn. He then traveled the United States with Missoula Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater. In 1998 he married Linda Wisenbeck, a fellow Taylor graduate, and a fellow Celebrant Singer musician. They moved to Seattle, where Jason worked for St. Andrews Housing group, which provides housing for low income families. He was an active part of Seattle Vineyard church, where he formed eternal relationships that celebrated the love of Jesus in their community. Together, they spread Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love from the church doors out to the city and beyond. One of Jasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest joys was the arrival of a daughter, Michaela Joy, on May 18, 2004. He danced with Michaela and sang her to sleep, prayed over her, read stories to her as she grew, and simply celebrated the wonder of his little girl. In 2007 Jason and his family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska for Jason to pursue his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing. He passed away just four months before his graduation. In all that he did, Jason formed close relationships. He loved without reserve, celebrating each person he encountered. With us, he laughed hard, prayed hard, played hard, cried passionately, and cared deeply, as exemplified by over 300 students and friends attending his memorial service at the University of Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Johnny Carson Theaterâ&#x20AC;? where Jason worked and performed. He believed in and experienced God. He followed Jesus and led us all to open fields of grace, encouraging each of us to freely express the person we are. God expressed Himself by creating Jason Lee Francis, and Jason was never hesitant to show us precisely the person whom God created. And he died well. In his last hours, with painful gasps, he spoke to his wife these words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is sovereign. He will do what He will. And I love it!â&#x20AC;? On 1-11-2010, God came for Jason. He is survived by his wife Linda Francis and his seven year old daughter Michaela Joy Francis of Lincoln, Neb., grandmother Anna P. DeForest of Schenectady, N.Y., mother Patricia D. Francis of Raleigh, father Henry C. Francis of Goldsboro, brothers Matthew Christian Francis of Charlotte and Andrew Henry Francis of New York City, and sister Christi Lovisa Hrin of Bristow, Va. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made through www.angeltrain.org. A memorial service/show will be held in Sanford in the near future.

Online condolences may be made to www. rogerspickard.com. Contributions can be made to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, P.O. Box 2642, Sanford, N.C., 27331. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

Cynthia Moffitt SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cynthia J. Moffitt, 60, of 923 N.C. 87, died Wednesday (1/20/10) at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She is survived by Theodore McMillian, children, Deborah Moffitt and Kim Wiley, both of Siler City, Tamekia Watson of Sanford, Leander â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boloâ&#x20AC;? Moffitt, and Whitney Jones of the home, sisters Linda Siler and Kim Wiley, both of Siler City, and brothers Walter Moffitt of Ramseur and Dalton Moffitt and Darise Wiley, both of Siler City. The family will receive friends at 105 N. Garden Ave. in Siler City. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City with the Rev.

Barry Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City.

Roger Linsley ROGERS, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christopher A. Lattanzio, 48, died Friday (1/22/10) at Salem Community Hospital, where he was taken after becoming ill at home. Born June 18, 1961 in Salem, a son of M. Ruth Allen Lattanzio and the late Ralph R. Lattanzio, he had been a life-long resident of the area. In addition to his mother, Mary Ruth Stone on Sanford, he is survived by wife Beth, sons Christopher Lattanzio, Patrick Lattanzio and Daniel Lattanzio, daughters Felicia Gorby, Heather Gorby and Kathlena Lattanzio, brothers Ralph R. Lattanzio and Albert Lattanzio, and sisters Rita M. Dilworth, Audrey L. Macklin and Veronica C. Hughes. There are no services being observed. Arrangements were with the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home in East Palestine, Ohio.

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Opinion

6A / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

SUNDAY THUMBS THUMBS DOWN: Poor gas line placement Whoever thought it was a good idea to locate an active gas line less than 10 feet from a busy Sanford street was sorely mistaken. That fact was proven on Monday, when a collision at the intersection of Charlotte Avenue and Seventh Street resulted in a raging fire that took the Sanford Fire Department hours to contain. During the collision, one of the cars involved went off the

road and struck a heating system, igniting the gas line. Luckily the driver and the home’s inhabitants escaped before the fire turned tragic. What’s more, reports indicate it wasn’t the first time a car had hit the home. We’re not placing the blame on the city or the local gas provider, PSNC. We simply would like to see the city council study the issue, and perhaps pass an ordinance that prohibited such bad decisions in the future.

THUMBS UP: Fair wins awards, again The Lee Regional Fair has long been a much-anticipated event each year in the Central Carolina area. The Sanford

Lions Club, with assistance from the Lee County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, have made the fair a special happening that is a treat for people of all ages. It’s no surprise that the Lee Regional Fair has been awarded — for the third year — the Image Award for overall excellent among the state’s county agricultural fairs. Also, the local fair received the Agriculture Award for outstanding service in representing the state’s farming and agri-business economy. It’s no easy feat to put on a fair of any kind. But to put on

an award-winning fair takes an even greater effort. The Sanford Lions Club, along with the Lee County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, deserves a special salute from our entire community for putting on such a showcase event, one that is a special treat for area citizens.

THUMBS DOWN: Missing the warning signs A 13-year-old boy killed in a shootout with two Harnett County deputies was identified Wednesday by the State Medical Examiner’s Office as Joe Wheeler,

Letters to the Editor

Their view

A message to lawmakers at all levels of government

Saving democracy Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision changes some of the rules for financing political campaigns in North Carolina and across the country, and probably not for the better. But the state can and should respond in ways that keep wealthy special interests honest. Bob Hall of Democracy North Carolina called the 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission a step toward turning “public elections into public auctions.” At the same time, many First Amendment proponents, including the American Civil Liberties Union, favored the outcome as a victory for free speech. The First Amendment doesn’t protect just speech that’s deemed good for democracy. The challenge for North Carolina is to make sure that Hall’s dire prediction doesn’t come true. It might if big corporations begin to spend millions on behalf of candidates or issues. They still are prohibited from making direct contributions to campaigns, but they are unbound from other restrictions. For example, they could produce and air TV ads attacking legislators who raised corporate income taxes or supporting those who promise to cut rates. The fear is that they would spend enough to drown out other voices. One question is whether corporations really would do that. Notwithstanding whatever political benefits corporations might hope to achieve, spending money in elections is a gamble that stockholders might not approve. Corporations still would be required under federal law to report expenditures and disclose the names and addresses of everyone who contributed $1,000 or more to the preparation or distribution of a TV ad. And, not every candidate would welcome being known as “paid for” by big oil, or insurance companies, or defense contractors. It could provoke a voter backlash. Beyond that, North Carolina should strengthen its disclosure requirements. Election spending by any entity should be reported immediately to the State Board of Elections and posted on its Web site. There should be strict penalties for violations. The public should have prompt access to full information about campaign money: how much, how it’s spent, where it comes from. Voters must become more aware of the involvement of special interests. Several states, including Virginia, have not limited corporate spending in campaigns. That might let in more money than most people would like, but democracy survives. North Carolina might not be able to keep a lid on the money, but if it requires complete transparency, citizens can see which candidates have been auctioned to special interests -- and vote for someone else. — News and Record, Greensboro, N.C.

Letters Policy n Each letter must contain the writer’s full name, address and phone number for verification. Letters must be signed. n Anonymous letters and those signed with fictitious names will not be printed. n We ask writers to limit their letters to 350 words, unless in a response to another letter, column or editorial. n Mail letters to: Editor, The Sanford Herald, P.O. Box 100, Sanford, N.C. 27331, or drop letters at The Herald office, 208 St. Clair Court. Send e-mail to: bliggett@ sanfordherald.com. Include phone number for verification.

a Harnett County teen who gave many warning signs of his depressed state before the incident. A MySpace page for someone by the name Joe Wheeler of Spring Lake, likely the teen himself, includes comments about being “sad” and “suicidal” and a message that reads “death will come shortly for the next person who messes with me in the next week.” We’re not laying blame at anyone’s feet for this tragedy, but it is a shame that no one noticed Wheeler’s depression before his death. Like so many of our teens who choose suicide, his untimely death could have been prevented. To all our parents and teachers, Wheeler’s death should be a wake-up call. Know your kids.

The welcome silence T

he Internet’s been quieter the past few weeks in Sanford, and that silence is both welcome and unfortunate. Two weeks ago Monday, we suspended the “comments” feature at sanfordherald. com because of the onslaught of the personal attacks and outright idiocracy (I’ll get to more on that later) that ensued in the weeks and months after we redesigned and upgraded our Web site. The suspension is expected to last until Feb. 1 tentatively, beBilly Liggett cause by then we hope to have a system in Sanford Herald Editor place that will require valid e-mail addresses Contact Billy Liggett by e-mail at and require logins before a comment is posted. bliggett@sanfordherald.com Of course, that won’t be the cure-all to “comment abuse,” but it’s a start. The last the equivalent to a story recommendation. thing we want to do, however, is get rid of Of all the stories we’ve written since Octothem all together. ber, it’s received the most thumbs. It’s a Catch 22 if there ever was one. On But there are people who argue that we’re one hand, we want readers to flood our Web stomping on free speech and taking away site with visits, clicks and comments to both our God-given right to make a fool of ourattract advertisers and generate interest in selves in any forum. our product. Without a Web site that not A reader from Virginia (I picked him only allows reader thoughts but encourages because his letter was the most critical) it, we’re not inviting the “younger” crowd to wrote, “The decision to not allow comments get involved in what we do. on your newspaper stories demonstrates On the other hand, we’re creating an cowardice most often associated with those online forum that’s for the who hide behind the First most part unsupervised Amendment but seldom Nowhere in the (we don’t have the staff to defend it when Constitution does it choose numbers to perch atop the opportunity presents itself.” online throne and monisay newspapers or He added, “I can safely tor every word we get) and say this position is one you television stations would unflattering to our comchoose to run from owe the public any rather than defend. Sad munity. Cases in point: indeed.” “right” to express n Headline: Hospital deI enjoy the First Amendtheir opinions via livers decades first baby. ment argument because it Comment: Racist jab goes both ways. their medium. about welfare (the family Mr. Virginia, it’s our right was black) to monitor OUR Web site n Headline: Local woman on NBC’s “Bigany way we choose. Nowhere in the Congest Loser” stitution does it say newspapers or televiComment: *Insert plethora of “fat jokes”* sion stations owe the public any “right” to Stories on local arrests usually attracted express their opinions via their medium. comments about the suspect and their fami- Newspapers are privately owned, and if we lies. Political stories were perhaps the worst, wanted 24 pages each day of my nonsensias the comments would get as “no holds cal ramblings, we have the right to do that. barred” as ever. Nobody would buy it, but it’d be our right. The things people were writing were The reason we encourage letters to the things we would be sued a million times editor and online comments is because we over for had we printed them in our newsknow that in order to be successful and repaper. And because our Web providers com- spected in our community, we need to allow ment system allowed for anonymous compublic input and debate. ments (as many other newspaper and blog We still allow “letters to the editor,” and sites do), the people pulling the punches we always will because we can filter the uswere doing so without fear of retribution. able from the lawsuit-worthy. Our decision has been met with mixed Unfortunately, we’re still learning this reaction, though the majority of those online thingy ... and until we have a system who’ve e-mailed me about it have been in that works, this is our decision. support of it. One reader, who comments And finally, let me add that I believe only often as “Thinking Man” on our site, wrote, 1 to 3 percent of those of you who comment “ I really enjoy The Sanford Herald, but the on our Web site have caused the problem. comments have gotten out of hand from But as you know, it only takes a few to mess time to time.” up a good thing. Another e-mail simply read “thank you!” We hope our decision weeds those people The actual story where we announced the out ... or at least puts a name and a face to decision received 23 “thumbs up” online ... them.

To the Editor: As a voter and taxpayer (one of your constituents), I request that you heed this message. These are very trying times for the “real working class”. We have to pay mortgages, feed and clothe ourselves and family, as well as pay our other numerous bills (utilities, insurance, taxes, home and auto repairs ,etc.). Therefore, give us a break. When you spend our hard earned tax dollars, spend them as if they were coming directly out of your wallet or your bank account — we have to. This country’s governments; federal, state and local can’t seem to live on a budget as we are forced to do. We can’t deficit finance as you do and arbitrarily raise our debt limit (or raise taxes) as you do. We have to live within our income. You people, I prefer to call you aristocrats, elitists, monarchs, etc. don’t seem to remember who elected you. The answer is “we the people” and we can “not elect you”. Take a look at what happened in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Does this tell you anything? What’s to say it won’t spread to other state and local governments? In conclusion, to the “Monarchs” in Washington, DC, and all state capitals: n Why don’t you forfeit all your ill-gotten “perks, privileges, etc.” and just be one of us everyday “John Q. Publics”? I believe the founding fathers were. Do you? Well I guess I have expressed myself in this letter to the editor for my fellow citizens and voters to read and think about. That was one of my goals. My other goal is — I will be a the polls on the first Tuesday in November of this year.

RUSSELL B. NOEL Lee County

Remembering the life of a banker and patriot

To the Editor: It was my privilege to attend the celebration of life service for A. Harold Ausley Sr. at First Baptist Church on Friday. He was chairman of the North Carolina Alliance of Financial Institutions in 1991-1992. That organization is now a part of the North Carolina Bankers Association. Many tributes were provided Ausley for his good deeds. There was, however, a glaring omission which I thought worthy of note. During his chairmanship of the association, Ausley led the statewide effort to establish the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Interstate 85 near Thomasville. It remains today an impressive tribute to those North Carolinians who gave their lives for their country as members of the military in the Vietnam War. Ausley worked tirelessly to bring that vision to life. His was a life of so many achievements in behalf of others.

THAD WOODARD President & CEO N.C. Bankers Association

Today’s Prayer And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another. (I Thessalonians 3:12) PRAYER: Help us, Father, to show our love for one another, even the unlovable. Amen.


Opinion

The Sanford Herald / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / 7A

Susan Estrich

Kathleen Parker

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Reading the political tea leaves

The focus is on Brown’s political body

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The terrorists are not all out of Afghanistan. Curt Schilling is not a Yankees fan. Martha Coakley was not a great candidate. Telling people that electing Scott Brown would kill health care didn’t necessarily help her. Of course, she still should have won. 2. Women don’t do very well running for governor or United States senator in Massachusetts. Massachusetts has said no to all eight women who have tried. No doubt there was something wrong with many of them. But with all of them? One woman just joined the Massachusetts congressional delegation, which had been an all-boys club since Rep. Barney Frank defeated Rep. Margaret Heckler, a Republican woman. Of course, Coakley didn’t lose because she was a woman. 3. A year ago, Obama was literally on top of the world, about to be inaugurated, celebrated. Today, he’s frustrated by a Massachusetts Senate race. A lot can change in a year. Or nine months. If someone had told me a year ago that Massachusetts would elect a Republican senator, I’d have guessed for sure that the economy had sunk into a depression or America had come under attack. Of course, it hasn’t. 4. People aren’t happy. Watching a bunch of guys coming in and out of offices where we get bits of information about deals being made over who has to pay more taxes is not making people happier, particularly if health care is not their problem. (Irony of ironies, it isn’t anyone’s problem in Massachusetts because they all have it already.) Remember, it’s the economy, stupid. 5. Health care is not dead. Healthy, no. But not dead. All the people who said it was dead yesterday will go back to work tomorrow. For individual House members, or the declining crop of Democratic senators hoping to keep their jobs, the choice between staying the course across the Rubicon or jumping overboard now and trying to swim back is not a very appetizing one. The best hope for Democrats is that the health care bill the people get will be a lot better than the one they’re worrying about right now. 6. Whoever is in charge of the Democratic Party, such as it is, whether that’s the White House or the DNC or MSNBC or all of the above, needs to get out the coffee. The only energy out there right now is among the Tea Party crowd, and the Brown victory shows that the transition from Tea Party to election celebration is a very doable process. Where is that army? 7. If you’re a member of the Democratic Party, Obama can’t save you. 8. If you’re Obama, happily, you’re not on the ballot anytime soon, so you need to get health care done sooner — not later — and then hope it works out better than people expected. Maybe this is the low watermark for support for health care reform. Bad news if it isn’t. 9. Terrorism scares on Christmas Day are bad on all fronts, including political. 10. Really, no one knows anything. Massachusetts electing a Republican to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat. Find me someone who said that six months ago. Tea is best for drinking or dumping — not reading.

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Haiti’s death toll S ome expect Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake death toll to reach over 200,000 lives. Why the high death toll? Northern California’s 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was more violent, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, resulting in 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, about eight times more violent than Haiti’s, and cost 3,000 lives. As tragic as the Haitian calamity is, it is merely symptomatic of a far deeper tragedy that’s completely ignored, namely selfinflicted poverty. The reason why natural disasters take fewer lives in our country is because we have greater wealth. It’s our wealth that permits us to build stronger homes and office buildings. When a natural disaster hits us, our wealth provides the emergency personnel, heavy machinery and medical services to reduce the death toll and suffering. Haitians cannot afford the life-saving tools that we Americans take for granted. President Barack Obama called the quake “especially cruel and incomprehensible.” He would be closer to the truth if he had said that the Haitian political and economic climate that make Haitians helpless in the face of natural disasters are “especially cruel and incomprehensible.” The biggest reason for Haiti being one of the world’s poorest countries is its restrictions on economic liberty. Let’s look at some of it. According to the 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, authorization is required for some foreign investments, such as in electricity, water, public health and telecommunications. Authorization requires bribing public officials and, as a result, Haiti’s monopolistic telephone services can at best be labeled primitive. That might explain the difficulty HaitianAmericans have in finding out about their loved ones. Corruption is rampant. Haiti ranks 177th out of 179 countries in the 2007 Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. Its reputation as one of the world’s most corrupt countries is a major impediment to doing business. Customs officers often demand bribes to clear shipments. The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom says that because of burdensome regulations and bribery, starting a business in Haiti takes an average of 195 days, compared with the world average of 38 days. Getting a business license takes about five times longer than the world average of 234 days — that’s over three years.

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

Crime and lawlessness are rampant in Haiti. The U.S. Department of State website (travel.state.gov), long before the earthquake, warned, “There are no “safe” areas in Haiti. ... Kidnapping, death threats, murders, drug-related shootouts, armed robberies, home break-ins and car-jacking are common in Haiti.” The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade warns its citizens that, “The level of crime in Haiti is very high and the police have little ability to enforce laws. Local authorities often have limited or no capacity to provide assistance, even if you are a victim of a serious crime.” Crime anywhere is a prohibitive tax on economic development and the poorest people are its primary victims. Private property rights are vital to economic growth. The Index of Economic Freedom reports that “Haitian protection of investors and property is severely compromised by weak enforcement, a paucity of updated laws to handle modern commercial practices, and a dysfunctional and resource-poor legal system.” That means commercial disputes are settled out of court often through the bribery of public officials; settlements are purchased. The way out of Haiti’s grinding poverty is not rocket science. Ranking countries according to: (1) whether they are more or less free market, (2) per capita income, and (3) ranking in International Amnesty’s human rights protection index, we would find that those nations with a larger free market sector tend also to be those with the higher income and greater human rights protections. Haitian President Rene Preval is not enthusiastic about free markets; his heroes are none other than the hemisphere’s two brutal communist tyrants: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Haiti’s disaster demands immediate Western assistance but it’s only the Haitian people who can relieve themselves of the deeper tragedy of self-inflicted poverty.

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n Mayor Donald Andrews Jr.: 258-6334 E-mail — donald09@windstream.net n Town Manager Bob Stevens: 258-3724; E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net

Board of Commissioners E-mail — glee@leecountync.gov (for all commissioners) n Chairman Richard Hayes (at-large): 774-7658 e-mail: rhayes241@windstream.net n Vice-Chairman Larry ‘Doc’ Oldham (at-large): 7766615; e-mail: oldham_larry@windstream.net n At-Large Commissioner Ed Paschal: 776-3257 n District 1 Commissioner Robert Reives: 774-4434 n District 2 Commissioner Amy Dalrymple: 2586695 n District 3 Commissioner Linda Shook: 775-5557 E-mail: lindashook@charter.net n District 4 Commissioner Jamie Kelly: 718-6513 E-mai L: jamesk@kellymarcom.com

Sanford n Mayor Cornelia Olive: Phone (919) 718-0571; Email — corneliaolive@charter.net n City Manager Hal Hegwer: 775-8202; E-mail — hal.hegwer@sanfordNC.net City Council n Ward 1 Councilman Sam Gaskins: 776-9196; Email — SPGaskins@aol.com n Ward 2 Councilman Charles Taylor: 775-1824; Email — fontcord@windstream.net n Ward 3 Councilman James Williams: 258-3458; E-mail — williamsins@windstream.net n Ward 4 Councilman Walter Mc Neil Jr.: 776-4894; E-mail —none provided n Ward 5 Councilman Linwood Mann Sr.: 775-2038; E-mail — none provided n At-Large Councilman L.I. “Poly” Cohen: 775-7541; E-mail — poly@wave-net.net n At-Large Councilman Mike Stone (Mayor Pro Tem): 76-2412; E-mail — stoneassoc@windstream.net

Broadway Town Commissioners n Commissioner Woody Beale: 258-6461 E-mail — wbeale@wave-net.net n Commissioner Thomas Beal: 258-3039 E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net n Commissioner Jim Davis: 258-9404 E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net n Commissioner Lynne West Green: 258-9904 Email — lynnwestgreen@windstream.net n Commissioner Clem Welch: 258-3163 E-mail — clemellyn@windstream.net

Lee County School Board n “Bill” Tatum: 774-8806; billtatum1@windstream. net n P. Frank Thompson Sr.: 775-2583; Fbthompsonsr@ windstream.net n Dr. Lynn Smith: 776-8083; orthosmith@windstream. net n Shawn Williams: shawnwil@coastalnet.com n Ellen Mangum: 776-5050; ejmangum@charter.net n Linda Smith: 774-6781; inky@wave-net.net n Cameron Sharpe: 498-2250; camerons.box44@ yahoo.com

State Legislators n State Sen. Bob Atwater (18th District): 715-3036 E-mail: Boba@ncleg.net n State Rep. Jimmy Love Sr. (51st District): 7757119; E-mail: jimmyl@ncleg.net

Federal Legislators n Sen. Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154 n Sen. Kay Hagan: (202) 224-6342 n Rep. Bob Etheridge: (202) 225-4531

here will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown’s victory and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. How, in the final days of an election all but certain to go to the Democrats, did Brown, a mere state senator, manage to raise millions and rattle the machinery of his blue-hearted state? Democrats who see the world through denial-colored glasses want to blame their candidate, state Attorney General Martha Coakley, for her halfhearted, tone-deaf campaign. Certainly she has earned some of that criticism. Coakley presumed her ascendancy without bothering to work for the vote, even once saying: What am I supposed to do, shake hands in the freezing cold outside Fenway Park? ... While Coakley was ignoring the tsunami gathering outside her window, Brown was hanging ten on a wave of dissatisfaction — standing on street corners, hand-delivering yard signs and, yes, shaking hands in the freezing cold. Coakley’s remark that devout Catholics shouldn’t work in emergency rooms if their pro-life consciences conflicted with the law of the land was tin-eared and insensitive. ... Brown, by contrast, was the people’s genius, a guy’s guy who conveyed genuineness — the antithesis of everything Americans despise in Washington. The un-elitist, Brown was more than an alternative to his rival. He was a reformer promising change to a people weary of hope. Democrats trying to paint Republicans as the “Party of No” were simply being crushed by a candidate who was saying, “Oh yes we can, but not like this.” Remorseful independents who had voted for the unifying and fauxcentrist Barack Obama responded to the candidate who seemed to be in touch with their reality. The meaning of Scott Brown should be clear to Democrats facing midterm elections in November. Not least, Republicans have learned how to use the Internet to build momentum and raise money. Brown collected more in online contributions the past week than can be spent, though how much, the campaign won’t say. It can’t go unmentioned that Brown also benefited from the strategic brilliance of Mitt Romney loyalists Peter Flaherty and Eric Fehrnstrom, who guided him from relative obscurity to talk-of-the-nation. Although Democrats flail against the obvious, the real message of Scott Brown’s ascendancy signifies opposition to current health care reform. ... Brown couldn’t have come close to victory in a statewide race without the health care issue. He couldn’t have raised so much money except for welling anger throughout the country. As important as the Massachusetts special election was to the health care debate, it also represents a come-to-Jesus moment for the GOP. What kind of party will it be? On the surface, Brown’s success, especially among independents, suggests that the GOP tent is expanding to make room even for moderate, pro-choice candidates like Brown. Have fiscal conservatives displaced social conservatives as the base? Or have the PalinHuckabee Republicans made room at the inn out of expediency? Perhaps the party has embraced the philosophy of a retired state GOP chairman, who once said to me: “A good Republican is a Republican who wins.” Then again, Coakley’s social positions were politically extreme, even by Massachusetts standards. Whatever the case, it would be a mistake to fashion Brown into a party savior, say insiders close to the race. ... Yes, those Republicans who did everything possible to elect him proved themselves to be pragmatic. ... What can be inferred from the Brown-Coakley race is that a new national mantra has emerged from the electorate that bodes ill for Democrats. It’s no longer hope and change, but something sturdier: Reform or die.


Local

8A / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald SANFORD-BASED NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RETURN FROM IRAQ

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More than 50 Army National Guard soldiers from Sanford-based D Companyoldiers line up in formation one more time beffore being sent home with their families after the deployment. Most of D Company’s soldiers arrived to a ceremony at the National Guard Armory on Nash Street after spending about a week debriefing in Georgia.

Nevaeh Herron pins a letter to her father, Jeremy Herron, before the soldiers’ bus pulled up to the Nash Street armory. Jeremy Herron was among the soldiers returning from Iraq.

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Two members of the Jr. ROTC at Lee County High School watch the scene as the Guardsmen receive a warm welcome from friends and family.

James Annis helps put up a banner to welcome home the troops. Annis also made each soldier a wooden car and attached each with a letter of appreciation for their time serving in harm’s way.

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ASHEBORO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A judge has ruled that police dashboard video of the shooting death of a University of North Carolina student will remain sealed. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that Judge Brad Long ruled Friday that video of Courtland Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last moments will not be made public. The 21-year-old student from Houston was killed early Aug. 23 off Interstate 85 by an Archdale police officer. Multiple media outlets filed a lawsuit to obtain the video. His family filed a motion in October to keep the tapes sealed.

TV pioneer Frances Buss Buch dies at 92 HENDERSONVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frances Buss Buch, a pioneer of network TV and the first female TV director, has died. She was 92. Her great-nephew, Mark Spencer, confirmed Saturday that Buch died Tuesday at Four Seasons Compassion for Life Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. Spencer said his greatauntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boldness led to her success â&#x20AC;&#x153;at a time when broadcasting was definitely a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world.â&#x20AC;? The family says Buch joined CBS as a receptionist in 1941 and was soon asked to be in front of the camera. By 1945, CBS promoted her to be TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first female director.

Couple sues former N.C. officer accused of assault

CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A couple has sued North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city and a former Charlotte police officer who is accused of sexually assaulting women while in uniform. The Charlotte Observer reports the couple filed the civil suits Friday, alleging abuse of power by former Office Marcus Jackson and â&#x20AC;&#x153;ineptâ&#x20AC;? hiring practices. They say the 26-year-old officer pulled them over Dec. 28 and made them follow him to a church parking lot. They say he fondled the woman, claiming he needed to search her, then ordered her boyfriend to fondle her as Jackson watched. Six women over the past month have accused Jackson of sexually assaulting them. A grand jury has indicted Jackson in

Biden: U.S. to appeal dismissal BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The U.S. will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a deadly 2007 Baghdad shooting, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday. Bidenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement after a meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani shows just how diplomatically sensitive the incident remains nearly three years later. A lawyer for one guard, noting that word of the intended appeal came in Iraq, accused the Obama administration of political expediency and the U.S. was pursuing an innocent man, rather than justice. Blackwater security contractors were guarding U.S. diplomats when the guards opened fire in Nisoor Square, a crowded

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Nation

10A / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL

NATION BRIEFS Obama endorses deficit task force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit. The bipartisan 18-member panel would study the issue for much of the year and report a deficit reduction blueprint after the November elections that would be voted on before the new Congress convenes next year. Unlike a plan tentatively endorsed on Tuesday by the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats, the new task force would have to be approved by Congress, where there’s lots of opposition. That’s because the plan endorsed Saturday would have the findings of the task force automatically receive a vote in both House and Senate, eroding the power of top Democrats.

Officials predict Bernanke wins second term

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama phoned Senate allies Saturday as two key senators predicted that embattled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be confirmed for a second term. Obama made calls from the White House to members of the Senate leadership and others and was assured Bernanke would win confirmation, a senior White House official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private phone calls. Meanwhile, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and former Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said in a statement Saturday that Bernanke is the right person to help guide the economy back from the worst recession since the 1930s. Bernanke’s term expires Jan. 31. A Senate vote hasn’t been set on whether to OK a second four-year term. Already four Senate Democrats have said they would vote against the Fed chairman.

Obama unloads on high court over campaign finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democratic lawmakers are moving swiftly to come up with new restraints on corporate political spending, including advertising limits on any company receiving bailout money, to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court ruling President Barack Obama calls “devastating.” Obama on Saturday unloaded on a divided Supreme Court for allowing more corporate influence over elections, intensifying his criticism of a ruling that has suddenly reshaped campaign rules in the midst of a midterm election year. The court’s 5-4 decision on Thursday allows companies and unions to spend freely on ads that promote or target particular candidates by name, and lifts the barring of union- and corporate-paid issue ads in the closing days of campaigns. The White House is working chiefly with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, on a bill pushing back on the court decision. The goal is to put forward legislation within two weeks, Van Hollen said Saturday, but the choices are limited by the nature of the court’s First Amendment ruling.

Dems mum on how to push ahead

Officials issue rare Bay area tornado warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with efforts to overhaul health care. They just aren’t explaining how. Obama acknowledges running into a “bit of a buzz saw” of opposition. A top Democrat suggests Congress slow down on health care, a sign of eroding political will in the wake of Republican upset in the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday. Sen. Chris Dodd, DConn., who got health legislation through the Senate’s health committee last year after the death of his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, said Obama and lawmakers could “maybe take a breather for a month, six weeks.” Just a week ago, the legislation had appeared near passage after Obama threw himself into marathon negotiations with congressional leaders. “There are things that have to get done. This is our best chance to do it. We can’t keep on putting this off,” Obama said Friday at a town hall meeting in Elyria, Ohio. “I am not going to walk away just because it’s hard,” the president said. Obama seemed to

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a rare tornado warning for Northern California’s Contra Costa County after a trained weather spotter reported seeing a funnel cloud. The weather service says the cloud was seen about 9 miles south of Oakley and could touch down in a rural area of the east San Francisco Bay-area county. It’s the second time in a week that a tornado warning has been issued. The first was issued Wednesday for Santa Clara county.

Tanker truck flips, explodes, closes LI Expressway MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York’s Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning, killing the driver and creating a fireball seen for miles that shut the highway for hours. Emergency crews battled the raging blaze for three hours after the 8 a.m. accident between Melville and Plainview near the Nassau County line. The intense heat melted the supports for a huge road sign, which collapsed across all eight lanes of the roadway.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. pull back from a suggestion he made Wednesday that lawmakers unite behind the elements of the legislation everyone can agree on. Obama said that approach presented problems because some of the popular ideas, such as new requirements on insurance companies, couldn’t be done without getting many more people insured. “A lot of these insurance reforms are connected to some other things we have to do to make sure that everybody has some access to coverage,” he said. For example, insurers wouldn’t be able to end the practice of denying coverage to people with health conditions unless more people were cov-

ered. Otherwise people could wait until they got sick to buy insurance and premiums could skyrocket. Obama has used immense political capital to advance the health care overhaul and remake a system that has frustrated past administrations, most recently Democrat Bill Clinton’s in 1994. Whether he can succeed where others have failed is now unclear. “Here’s the good news. We’ve gotten pretty far down the road, but I have to admit, we had a little bit of a buzz saw this week,” the president said. “I understand that, why after the Massachusetts election people in Washington were all in

a tizzy, trying to figure out what this means for health reform, Republicans and Democrats: What does it mean for Obama? Is he weakened? Is he, oh, how’s he going to survive this?” Obama said. “But I want you to understand, this is not about me. This is about you.” Despite Dodd’s comments, both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., insist the health care legislation will go forward. They just haven’t said how. One potential approach could allow the Senate to act with a simple majority instead of the 60-vote total Democrats now lack with the election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. House Republican leader John Boehner said Brown’s victory has sent a loud warning to Democrats. “For the better part of those nine months, Democrats in Washington have been focused on this government takeover of health care that working families just can’t afford and want nothing to do with,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his party’s radio and Internet address Saturday.

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Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien ends run on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien ended his brief tenure on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show with a wide smile and a guitar in his arms. The red-haired comic joined a band led by blondwigged comic Will Ferrell with Beck and ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons for a raucous rendition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free Bird.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien is free to move on now himself, after accepting a $45 million buyout from NBC to leave the show he long dreamed of hosting after only seven months. Despite the rancor that marked his final two weeks, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien emotionally urged his fans not to be cynical and said their support made a sad situation â&#x20AC;&#x153;joyous and inspirational.â&#x20AC;? He even thanked NBC for more than 20 years of employment but mixed in a few final jabs during the show. Walking away instead of accepting a demotion is the hardest thing heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever had to do, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the best job in the world,â&#x20AC;? he said. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien will be replaced March 1 by the man he took over for seven months ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jay Leno. In the interim, reruns will fill the slot, followed by Winter Olympics programming next month. Faced with the flop of its

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A NBC Universal workers removes a sign for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Show with Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;? in the Universal City section of Los Angeles on Friday. prime-time Leno experiment, NBC sought to move him back to 11:35 p.m. and asked Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien to move â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? a half-hour later, past midnight. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien refused, opening buyout negotiations that ended early Thursday, and triggering a remarkable period of late-night comics taking brutal shots at NBC and at each other. Despite his sense of loss, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien told fans Friday that â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really feel this should be a happy moment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every comedian dreams of hosting the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show and, for seven months, I got to,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had more good fortune than anyone I know, and if our next gig is doing a show in a 7-Eleven

parking lot, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a way to make it fun.â&#x20AC;? Although, he quickly added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do it in a 7-Eleven parking lot.â&#x20AC;? Earlier, he showed a package of clips from his seven-month stint, including the mock run from New York to California used on his first â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show. He ended it with a placard saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Be Continued.â&#x20AC;? His future is uncertain. Fox has expressed interest in having him do a late-night show, but the network is checking with its affiliates to see if they would support it. Under his exit deal, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien is free to start another show after Sept. 1. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not allowed to give interviews or make other television appearances for three months. Tom Hanks offered to let Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien keep hosting

the show in Hanksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home, promising he and wife Rita Wilson would try to stay up. Steve Carell did a mock NBC â&#x20AC;&#x153;exit interviewâ&#x20AC;? and shredded Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key card. Neil Young sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long May You Runâ&#x20AC;? and thanked Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien for supporting new music. During his monologue, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien tossed around a few ideas about what NBC might do with the studio it constructed for him when he moved to California from New York in the middle of last year. One suggestion: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave the studio cold and empty and rename it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest metaphor for NBC programming.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien told the audience that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we have exactly one hour to steal every single item in this studio.â&#x20AC;? As soon as fans had been let in the studio, workers walked around to unscrew and remove signs posted all over that said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight Show with Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien: Audience.â&#x20AC;? Although NBC had sought to keep Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, who hosted the 12:35 a.m., New York-based â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Nightâ&#x20AC;? for 15 years while waiting for his shot at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight,â&#x20AC;? executives said the network was losing money with his show. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien had lost half the audience that Leno had drawn in the time slot, slipping behind CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; David Letterman in the ratings.

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Actor, comedian Andy Dick arrested in W.Va. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia. Dick was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Cabell Dick County Magistrate Court. Court documents say Dick is accused of grabbing a bouncerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crotch earlier in the morning at the Rum Runners bar in Huntington. Magistrate Patty Verbage Spence set bail at $60,000. Spence set a Feb. 2 preliminary hearing date for the 44-year-old Dick, who was in Huntington to perform at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Funny Bone managing partner Tom Schaefer posted Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bail, and said Dick is â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolutely still on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday.â&#x20AC;? A telephone message left at the office of Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager, Michael Green, was not immediately returned Saturday.

Guthrie show benefits western Mass. fire victims NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is headlining a soldout concert this weekend to raise money for the victims of a series of arson fires in western Massachusetts. Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show at

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guys and Dollsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actress Jean Simmons dies at 80 LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top actors made her a midcentury film icon, has died at age 80. The actress, who sang with Marlon Brando in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys and Dolls,â&#x20AC;? costarred with Gregory Peck and played Ophelia to Laurence Olivierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hamlet, died Friday at her home in Santa Monica, her agent Judy Page told the Los Angeles Times. She had lung cancer. Already a stunning beauty at 14, Simmons made her movie debut in the 1944 British production â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give Us the Moon.â&#x20AC;? Several minor films followed before British director David Lean gave the London-born actress her breakthrough role of Estella, companion to the reclusive Miss Havisham in 1946â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Expectations.â&#x20AC;? That was followed by the exotic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Narcissus,â&#x20AC;? and then Olivierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oscar-winning â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamletâ&#x20AC;? in 1948, for which Simmons was nominated as best supporting actress.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hundreds gathered for the funeral of the archbishop of Haitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stricken capital on Saturday, a rare formal ceremony that captured the collective mourning of a shattered nation where mass graves hold many of the dead. Meanwhile, as the U.N. said the Haitian government had declared an end to searches for living people trapped in the rubble, yet another survivor was rescued. French officials said they reached the 23-year-old man by digging a tunnel through the wreckage of a fruit and vegetable shop where the man had been buried for 11 days. He was placed on a stretcher and given intravenous fluids as onlookers cheered. Rescuers said he was in good health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop when a government says stop,â&#x20AC;?

said Lt. Col. Christophe Renou, a French Civil Protection official who is part of a team working at the site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is still some hope, but it is going to take some luck and Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help because there are so many destroyed buildings.â&#x20AC;? Authorities have stopped short of explicitly directing all teams to halt rescue efforts, and hopeful searchers continued picking through the ruins. But U.N. relief workers said the shift in focus is critical to care for the thousands

living in squalid, makeshift camps that lack sanitation. While deliveries of food, medicine and water have ticked up after initial logjams, the need continues to be overwhelming and doctors fear outbreaks of disease in the camps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the government will order them to stop. In case there is the slightest sign of life, they will act,â&#x20AC;? U.N. spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said. She added that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;except for miracles, hope is unfortunately fading.â&#x20AC;? All told, some 132 peo-

ple have been pulled alive from beneath collapsed buildings by international search and rescue teams, she said. Experts say the chance of saving trapped people begins diminishing after 72 hours. One mother still missing her children said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too soon to give up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still alive,â&#x20AC;? said Nicole Abraham, 33, wiping away tears as she spoke of hearing the cries of her children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ages 4, 6 and 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for the first two days after the quake.

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The NFC matchup is a tasty one while the AFC title game is a rematch with high stakes

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SUN COMES OUT, PRUGH SURGES AT HOPE CLASSIC

Tar Heels’ fans have 1 saving thought

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Prugh surged ahead when the sun finally came out at the Bob Hope Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 on the tough La Quinta course to take a one-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Martin Flores. With three remarkably consistent rounds in the five-round, four-course tournament, Prugh pulled ahead at 21-under 195 on Saturday. The 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie finished 72nd last week at the Sony Open. Flores shot his second straight 65 to pull into a tie with second-round leader Watson (68), who rallied after a rough start on the Arnold Palmer Private course. After rain washed play Thursday and threatened Friday, the players finally reveled in perfect Palm Springs scoring weather.

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NCAA CAMPBELL STAYS ON TOP OF A-SUN STANDINGS

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Jonathan Rodriguez led four Camels in double figures with 26 points and Campbell defeated Lipscomb 86-82 Saturday at Allen Arena to remain in first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings. Miles Taylor added 14 points, Lorne Merthie 13 and Junard Hartley added 11 — including 8-of-8 from the free throw line — plus 12 assists and 7 rebounds for Campbell (12-6, 7-2), which won its fourth in the last five games. Campbell shot 60 percent (12-20) from the field in the second half, and hit 20-of-24 (.833) free throws in the final stanza, 33-of-38 (.868) for the game.

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Dallas Langston, 17, practices on the uneven bars for the Lee County gymnastics team on Thursday. Langston placed third all-around in the conference meet on Friday night.

Jackets primed for another title run By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SKIING VONN MAKES IT A PERFECT 5 FOR 5

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — In three weeks, the only things that will matter for Lindsey Vonn will be gold, silver or bronze. Saturday, however, was a day for milestones. Vonn made it five wins in five downhills this season. Her 30th World Cup victory tied her with Croatia’s Janica Kostelic for eighth place on the career list and nearly halfway to Austrian leader Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 62 wins. “It’s crazy! When she was dominating the World Cup I thought she was unbeatable,” Vonn said, referring to Kostelic. “She was so good — too good — and I don’t really see myself as the person that’s got the same amount of wins that she has. She is just as big a legend in ski racing as Moser-Proell or (Renate) Goetschl. She’s a huge name.”

Jackets win league title

SANFORD — The Lee County gymnastics team RALEIGH — This is has its eyes on the prize, what the Lee County again. gymnastics team After finishing in does. first place in Friday’s It wins. Tri-9 Conference meet The Yellow Jackets in Raleigh for the fourth captured the Tri-9 straight year, the Yellow Conference chamJackets are now setting pionship on Friday their sights on winning night, giving them their fourth straight a huge momentum Division II state champiboost heading into onship. the state meet next The state meet will be weekend. The Jackon Friday in Raleigh. ets will be gunning for a fourth straight “We’ve got the talent state championship. to do it,” said Lee County Rebekah Jackson coach Kathy McLeodwas first place allEdwards. “We’ve got around with a score some girls battling some of 38.8 to pace the minor injuries, so I’ve Jackets, who finished got some nerves about with a team score that. Other than that, I think this team is more See Lee, Page 4B than capable of winning another state championship.” Despite winning the conference crown once again, McLeod-Edwards is a

Rebekah Jackson, 15, prepares to land after doing a back flip on the balance beam at practice Thursday. Jackson won the Tri-9 Conference championship on See Jackets, Page 4B Friday.

think several things when I watch the North Carolina Tar Heels play basketball these days. Very few of them are good. Then again, I manage my way through the games, hopeful that I may see the sparks of the future, of what is yet to come, and what may one day be. Thinking long-term here. March is but a memory, and has nothing to do with foresight. But, like I said, I manage. Because I can remember one all-important thought, and it gets me through things like three-game losing streaks and uninspired ACC play. For instance, when I watch them bring the ball up the floor, I sometimes shudder at how often the trombone player in the band has a better chance at receiving an overhead pass when the Heels are trying to break the press than any of the actual North Carolina basketball players. This happens a lot, what with the 2009-10 team averaging a killer 16.5 turnovers a game, up four ticks from last season’s national title team. But that’s exactly what gets me through: I remember the Heels won it all last season. So I move on. And then I see Deon Thompson waving fanatically for the ball in the low post. Oh, wait a minute. Actually, I don’t see that. Hardly ever, anyway. I usually see Thompson 10-12 feet from the bucket, unable to back his defender down to receive any entry pass on the low block. And with the aforementioned ball-control problem, wasting one of those glorious halfcourt possessions by waiting for a soft frontcourt player like Thompson or Ed Davis or Tyler Zeller (before he was hurt) waving for the ball out of position grows tiresome. So are the fadeaway jump shots the once-perceived “best frontcourt in the nation” keeps throwing up. It should be a rule or something — big guys don’t fade. But then I remember last year, when Tyler Hansbrough would demand the ball in a tight spot, aware he would probably get hacked, but comfortable to

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland presented Gary Williams a victory in his 1,000th game as a college head coach, getting 19 points from slow-starting Greivis

Vasquez in an 88-64 rout of North Carolina State on Saturday night. Vasquez scored 17 after halftime on 6-for-8 shooting, and Landon Milbourne finished with 18 points for the Terrapins (13-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Williams is 638-362 over a 32-year coaching career that began at American University and included stays at Boston College and Ohio State. He is 431-234 in

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NASCAR Get in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat for The Herald Do you want to take your turn in The Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seat? The Herald is seeking local experts to take part in its weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seatâ&#x20AC;? panel, which appears every Tuesday during the NASCAR season. Are you a NASCAR fanatic? Think you have what it takes to be on our panel? If so, and if you want to try it out, write to us. Tell us in 50 words or less why you love your favorite driver. Then tell us in 50 words or less what it is about your least favorite driver that makes you root against him. Also tell us in 50 words or less what you think is the biggest issue facing the sport of NASCAR today. Entries will be judged on creativity, racing knowledge and writing ability. The three winners will be e-mailed weekly questions by Monday morning following each race during the season, beginning the day after the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15. Winners will each receive a $100 prize. Entries must include your name, age, daytime telephone number, address and e-mail address. E-mail your entries to Sports Editor Alex Podlogar at alexp@ sanfordherald.com. Entries are due on Feb. 10.

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DEACS HOOPS Wake Forest beats Virginia 69-57 WINSTON-SALEM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ishmael Smith scored 21 points Saturday to help Wake Forest beat Virginia 69-57. Chas McFarland added 16 points for the Demon Deacons (14-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who blew the game open with an 18-1 run spanning halftime. Wake Forest got plenty of close looks early and shot 52 percent, while its defense completely shut down Carolina Hurthe leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprise firstricanes goalie place team. Cam Ward, Sylven Landesberg scored top, blocks 18 points as the Cavaliers a shot by (12-5, 3-1) shot just 34 perPhiladelphia cent and managed 15 first-half Flyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Danny points. They also went 10 Briere during minutes without a field goal during the decisive run, with the third period of an NHL Landesberg on the bench for hockey game, much of that with early foul trouble. Saturday in Virginia was picked to finish Philadelphia. 11th in the 12-team ACC, but The Flyers entered as the last unbeaten won 4-2. team in league play for the AP photo first time since the 1994-95 season. The Cavaliers also had an eight-game winning streak, their longest in six years. But it all came undone quickly against the Demon Deacons, who dominated the game from the opening tip. (The shots) came pretty Wake Forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first seven hard.â&#x20AC;? baskets were lay-ups on an Said Brindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He array of backdoor cuts or highmade a big save on me low entry passes. The defense at the end and that was was just as busy, making the the difference. I shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Cavaliers and Landesberg scored on that and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d still work for everything in the be playing.â&#x20AC;? opening minutes. Despite outshooting the Then things got worse when Flyers, Carolina remained Landesberg picked up his winless against them in second foul at the 12:28 mark their past 14 meetings (0of the half, prompting first-year 11-3). coach Tony Bennett to immeCarter added an diately pull his top scorer from empty-net goal for the final the game. While benching a key player margin. for a stretch to prevent a third The Flyers improved foul isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unusual, Bennett to 3-0-0 on their longest went a step further and kept homestand of the year, with six games in 12 days at him on the bench the rest of the half â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Cavaliers the Wachovia Center. paid for it.

Flyers skate past Canes PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ray Emery stopped the puck when it mattered most. Emery made up for a third-period blunder by making a key save with 23 seconds left, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody makes mistakes out there,â&#x20AC;? Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made a bunch of them

tonight. He competed really well tonight, and made the big saves when the game was on the line. He did what he needed to do today for us to be successful.â&#x20AC;? Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist for the Flyers, who have won six consecutive home games and three straight overall. Dan Carcillo and Chris Pronger also scored, and Emery finished with 33 saves. Eric Staal and Rod Brindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour scored for Carolina (15-28-7), which has the worst record in the NHL. Brindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerplay score came after

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A rematch with much at stake

A tasty matchup in Nawlins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Caldwell traded the perfect season for what he hoped would be the perfect ending. On Sunday, Caldwell and Indianapolis will play it by the book. Nearly a month after the Colts coach pulled his starters against the New York Jets, granting Rex Ryan’s Christmas wish, the Colts can show everyone they made the right move by redeeming themselves in the AFC Championship game. “We’re very eager to get out there,” Colts defensive lineman Raheem Brock said. “We’ve got something to prove. They’ve got a good running game, a good offensive line, but now we’ve got to go out and prove ourselves again.” In December, the Colts didn’t have to prove anything. They were rolling along on an NFL record 23-game regular-season winning streak and had just set a franchise record with their

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game. Brett Favre, headed for the Hall of Fame someday, highlights yet another comeback by facing the team he rooted for while growing up in Mississippi. His Minnesota Vikings — ouch, say Packers fans — are on the doorstep of their first Super Bowl trip in 33 years, with the 40-yearold quarterback resembling the wide-eyed youngster who took Green Bay to the title in the very same Superdome in 1997. And those Superdome tenants, the New Orleans Saints, are hosting a conference championship for the first time. A Super Bowl would provide a massive lift for a city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and torment more than four years ago. A Saints victory Sunday could set off Mardi Gras a few weeks early, with the

13th consecutive home victory. They had swept the AFC South, beaten seven straight teams fighting to make the playoffs, locked up the AFC’s top seed and had everyone talking about completing a 19-0 season. Then Caldwell did the unthinkable. With less than six minutes to go in the third quarter, the Colts leading 15-10 and six quarters from being 16-0, he yanked Peyton Manning and the other starters to avoid risking injury. Fans responded immediately with a cascade of boos in Lucas Oil Stadium. Those were replaced over the next several days by even louder complaints from fans on local radio shows and comments on blogs after the Jets rallied for a 29-15 victory. The decision set off a national debate about whether the Colts did the right thing, and it became so intense that Manning eventually asked fans to forgive the team. Nobody has forgotten what

NY Jets at Indianapolis 3 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Colts by 7 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 40-28 LAST MEETING — Jets beat Colts 2915, Dec. 27, 2009 LAST WEEK — Jets beat Chargers 17-14; Colts beat Ravens 20-3 JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (1), PASS (31) JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (8), PASS (1) COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (32), PASS (2) COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (24), PASS (14) happened — least of all the Colts (15-2).

celebration carrying on right up until the Feb. 7 big game in Miami. Along with those tasty story lines, remember that these are the NFL’s two highestscoring teams, with offensive playmakers who can light up scoreboards and make fans’ heads spin. But they also have such defensive standouts as Vikings All-Pro end Jared Allen, who led the NFC with 14½ sacks; Saints end Will Smith, who was second to Allen with 13; and New Orleans All-Pro Darren Sharper, a ball-hawking safety who ran back three of his league-leading nine interceptions for touchdowns and, incidentally, was dumped by the Vikings last year after four seasons in Minnesota. “It’s hard to explain,” Favre said. “But as exciting and as exhilarating as the win is, the reality is I was fortunate enough to win one Super Bowl (1997 in New Orleans), the next year we lose one. And I think more about the

Minnesota at New Orleans 6:30 pm. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Saints by 4 1/2 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 20-7 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Saints 30--27, Oct. 6, 2008 LAST WEEK — Vikings beat Cowboys 34-3; Saints beat Cardinals 45-14 VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (13), PASS (8) VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (19) SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (4) SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (21), PASS (26) one we lost than the one we won.”

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Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meyer feeling better, staying involved

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Florida coach Urban Meyer is working out, eating better and has gained 20 pounds since the end of the season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all good news for the Gators. As for that leave of absence? Well, it might not even happen. Or at least not like anyone thought it would. Meyer, speaking publicly for the first time since Florida beat Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl, said

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win the game from 15 feet away at the line if he had to. He would probably only need to take one foul shot anyway after muscling in the bucket. And so when I see the Heels try to make the extra pass around the perimeter among a bunch of guys who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever seem all that excited to shoot, even though the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooting percentage is exactly the same as last year and the 3-point percentage is only 2 points less than a year ago, I hang in there. Because, well, you know, North Carolina won the national title just last year.

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little nervous about the upcoming state meet mainly because the Yellow Jackets havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to see the other teams in action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had one meet that was canceled because of snow,â&#x20AC;? said McLeod-Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was going to be one of our only chances

Saturday night that his workload has been about the same as it has been during other recruiting seasons. The biggest difference is he is traveling less. He also plans to coach the Gators during spring practice. Meyer announced his resignation last month, citing health concerns three weeks after he was rushed to a hospital with chest pains. He changed his mind the following day

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and instead said he planned to take an indefinite leave following the bowl game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I keep hearing about this time out,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m closest to are going to demand I take some time off, but I tried that already. I tried a day and a half, and it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work.â&#x20AC;? Meyer returned to the office, hired four assistant coaches and has assembled what is shaping up to be the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 recruiting class.

Dyson, UConn upset No. 1 Texas STORRS, Conn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jerome Dyson scored a career-high 32 points and Connecticut overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to upset top-ranked Texas 88-74 on Saturday. It was the Longhornsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second consecutive loss after winning their first 17 games. No. 2 Kentucky 101, Arkansas 70 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Darius Miller had a careerhigh 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins got his 10th doubledouble as No. 2 Kentucky coasted by Arkansas 101-70 Saturday. No. 3 Kansas 84, Iowa State 61 AMES, Iowa (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cole Aldrich tied a season high with 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the No. 3 Jayhakws won their fourth straight to stay perfect in the Big 12. No. 4 Villanova 81, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 71 NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Scottie Reynolds scored 19 points and the fourth-ranked Wildcats matched the 1950-51 team for the best start in school history. No. 5 Syracuse 76, Marquette 71 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wes Johnson scored 22 points, including a momentum-bursting alley-oop, and added 15 rebounds to lead fifth-ranked Orange. No. 6 Michigan State 65, Minnesota 64 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)

And so when nobody seems to take on a vocal leadership role on the floor, even though Marcus Ginyard has been a starter almost since he arrived in Chapel Hill five years ago, and the same can basically be said of Thompson, I barely even notice. After all, the Tar Heels were 34-4 and... well, you know the rest. And when North Carolina loses to College of Charleston and a slew of ranked teams, and probably to N.C. State on Tuesday, I march right along to the beat of that persistent drumline banging around in my head: North Carolina Tar Heels, the 2008-09 National Champions.

Call timeouts to coax a young team through a tight spot or not, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care. Call a TO to calm your inexperienced team down when they are matched up against a more veteran opponent, or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. Because North Carolina won the title last year. Even North Carolina basketball is due a rebuilding year, and this hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been all bad. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly better than whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in Pawleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pavilion these days. And so there is a refrain that will carry myself and other UNC fans through this season, which is quickly being lost because of so many factors: youth, inexperience, injuries and NBA

defections. We can sigh, recall the good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; days like they were yesterday (which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hard, since they happened only a year ago) and ponder what may lie ahead of the mighty program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to take comfort in the growing pains of a talented but young team when the program is coming off its second national championship in five years. Unless Duke wins the national title this year.

141.75. Jackson, who was first on the balance beam, second in floor exercise, second on the vault and third on the uneven bars, was followed by

Dallas Langston, who finished third all-around at 38.1. Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Francis was fifth all-around at 37.1, placing first on the floor, while Abigail Thomas was eighth

all-around at 36.55. Also contributing to the Jacketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; score were Lizbeth Thomas, Patricia Czar and Katie Lewis. Daniela Ocampo did not compete due to injury.

to see the other teams that we were going to be competing against in the state meet. We still havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen everyone this year, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where teams have improved.â&#x20AC;? Dallas Langston, one of two seniors for the Yellow Jackets, finished third all-around in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meet with a score of 38.1. She was third all-around with a score of 38.35 in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

conference meet, and says that the entire team is anxious about the opportunity of bringing a fourth straight championship to the display case at Lee County High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to try for it,â&#x20AC;? said Langston, who finished second on the bars and the beam in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conference meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This team has enough to talent to win it and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m confident that we can get it done.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dallas is our team leader and one of our seniors,â&#x20AC;? said McLeod-Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She constantly works hard and does everything she can to get better in every meet. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplished a lot with this team.â&#x20AC;? The Yellow Jackets were

also led by sophomore Rebekah Jackson, who was first all-around at 38.8 and finished first on the balance beam, second on the vault and in floor exercise, and was third on the uneven bars. Lee County won the league meet with a team score of 150.75, well ahead of second-place Green Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 140.75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew that if we could nail all of our routines and not get hit with falls, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have a good chance of winning the conference again,â&#x20AC;? said Langston. Jackson was one of two Yellow Jackets that won a state title in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state meet. As a freshman, Jackson edged her former teammate Alyssa Krol to win first

place on the beam with a score of 9.825. She was 11th all-around with a score of 37.5 in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebekahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strong girl who works out all year to get better,â&#x20AC;? said McLeodEdwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls who stay active all year and constantly work out are usually the ones that do well.â&#x20AC;? Krol, who graduated in 2009 and is currently a cheerleader at Wake Forest, was the other state champion crowned in 2009. She won the vault with a score of 9.8 and was second behind Jackson on the beam with a score of 9.675. While the loss of Krol has hurt the Yellow Jackets, McLeod-Edwards says the additions of fresh-

man Alston Francis, who was fifth all-around at the conference meet, and Katie Lewis has helped fill the void Krol left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lost a lot when we lost Alyssa,â&#x20AC;? said McLeodEdwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both Alston and Katie have done very well for us and are still learning the sport.â&#x20AC;? With a fourth straight championship, the Yellow Jackets could solidify themselves as one of the best dynasties in the history of Lee County High School. And with the majority of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gymnasts returning next season, the dynasty can possibly continue to grow and the championships can continue to fill the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s display case.

at Wake Forest, lifted the Terrapins into a tie atop the ACC standings. Tracy Smith scored 18 for N.C. State (13-7, 2-4). Coming off a home win over Duke, the Wolfpack fell behind early and never caught up in their sixth straight loss to Maryland.

After Milbourne opened the second half with a layup to put the Terrapins up by 10, Vasquez followed with a 3-pointer that he punctuated with a little dance for the sellout crowd. Minutes later, Vasquez and Milbourne connected from beyond the arc to make it 59-41 with 13:54 remaining. The margin swelled to

22 points with 5 minutes left. Milbourne scored 10 points and reserve Cliff Tucker had nine to help Maryland take a 41-33 halftime lead. N.C. State led 8-7 before Eric Hayes and Tucker each contributed 3-pointers to a 13-2 spurt that put the Terrapins ahead for good. Vasquez didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take his first shot until just over 13 minutes had been played. His first field goal, with 3:47 left in the half, made it 31-23. After a 10-4 run by N.C. State cut the gap to four points, Hayes closed the half with four straight free throws. The Terrapins finished 24 for 33 at the line. The Wolfpack went 10 for 16.

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Happy Birthday: Don’t let anyone take advantage of your good nature or willingness to assist others. Be diligent about where you spend your energy, time and talent. Strength and courage will be necessary if you are to maintain your position and hold on to what you’ve got. Take on a leadership position. Your numbers are 7, 9, 11, 21, 26, 33, 45 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Help others and you will feel good about yourself. You can meet someone interesting with something to offer you in return if you get involved in a challenging activity. Plan to do something romantic during the evening hours. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll be given some very interesting information, enabling you to make a decision regarding someone you have been uncertain about lately. Make your move and cut your losses. Say no to anyone who has been slowing you down or holding you back. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can shop for bargains but, when it comes to purchasing something that promises the impossible, think twice. Invest your money in something that can really do something for you -- like learning new skills that can help you earn more money. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for job opportunities with plenty of room for growth. You can make some changes in your personal life that will help you lift some of the burden you’ve been carrying. You will learn something important from someone with more experience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stay calm and don’t let anything or anyone cause you to make a costly mistake. Investing in someone else will not turn out as planned. Love is in the stars and a chance to become much closer to someone is evident. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sign up for entertain-

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ing events that bring you in contact with enthusiastic individuals. You need to share your thoughts and explore new avenues with people who are just as keen as you about getting ahead. A sudden change in your financial situation is apparent. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can get ahead if you are willing to put in the time and effort required. A love interest will help you to explore new avenues. Mix business with pleasure and you can turn something you like to do into a profitable endeavor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow your heart and refuse to let anyone defuse what you are trying to initiate. Jealousy will be the motive behind someone trying to slow you down. Be creative and make your own opportunities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Pick and choose your battles wisely. Focus on what’s possible, not what isn’t. Avoid impulsive moves that will cost you time and money. Reconnecting with someone from your past will be a plus. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Create a space that will be more conducive to working at home. Let the people you love take part in your plan. A new look at an old, unfinished project will lead you to find a way to bring it to life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do whatever you can about a personal matter that is bothering you so you can move on. A strong connection to someone will make it easier for you to decide what you must do. Face your demons so you can feel good about your future. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If someone wants to play mind games with you, refuse to participate. Honesty will serve you the best when dealing with someone who is unfair or manipulative. Don’t be fooled by insincere gestures of friendliness.

DEAR ABBY: I have chosen to celebrate my children’s birthdays with family and one friend. I want my children to understand early on that birthdays are not about getting loads of gifts, but to celebrate life with family. We are invited to many parties for their friends and classmates, but I have always chosen to attend only those of our close friends. I find it disheartening to watch children these days rip into a bunch of gifts and toss them aside without saying thank you or even commenting on the gift. It’s all about the next package and the volume. Because of this, I’m considering no longer giving a gift but making a donation to a charity in honor of the birthday boy or girl instead. But I’m worried about the reaction I’ll get from friends. On the other hand, I feel much better about donating to a worthwhile charity instead of another toy for children who already have so much these days. Is a donation appropriate instead of a gift? — WONDERING IN BIRMINGHAM DEAR WONDERING: Your sentiments are noble, but your teaching method is heavy-handed and I don’t recommend it. If the children are in grammar school, a donation in their name to a charity will go over like a lead balloon. Teach your children proper

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manners by explaining how to practice them and setting a good example. By preventing them from interacting socially with their friends and classmates, you are slowing down their socialization and isolating them. Because you prefer that your children not receive “loads of gifts,” when you plan their birthday celebrations, explain your philosophy to your family and your one friend and also to your children. Then let your kids choose a charity and request that attendees bring an item to be donated. That way all the children can enjoy themselves and learn the satisfaction that comes from helping others at the same time. o DEAR ABBY: My mother — who is 50 — divorced her husband

about a year ago. I fully supported her through the divorce, but now I am beginning to regret it. I feel as if I have been taking the place of my father when, at 22, I should be finding my way and exploring the world. I hate myself for feeling this way because I love my mother. I want her to be happy, but she does not try to meet new people or make friends. I find myself staying at home so she won’t be alone, and I know I’m missing out. Should I talk to my mother about this? — DAUGHTER IN NEW YORK DEAR DAUGHTER: Yes. Do it now, before resentment builds and you reach the point where you say something you’ll regret. Do it when you are both in a relaxed mood and won’t be interrupted. Explain that you are worried about her and because she is now a free woman it’s time for her to develop new interests and meet new people. Encourage her to get out, be active, join social or charitable groups, take classes — ANYTHING but sit at home alone. And stop making yourself so available for mother-sitting. You are young and you have a right to a life. You’ll be doing both you and your mom a favor if you stop allowing her to be so emotionally dependent upon you.

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Bag with Kermit the Frog causes school closure

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. border inspector suspected something fishy about the truckload of white sea bass headed into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. It was a good hunch. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that authorities seized 708 pounds of marijuana stowed under the fish. An officer at the Otay Mesa border crossing ordered the truck driver aside Thursday night to put the cargo under X-rays. Authorities said they found 29 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden beneath the fish and a layer of ice. The driver was a 34-year-old man from Ensenada, Mexico, whose name was not released. He was booked into a downtown San Diego jail for investigation of drug smuggling.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — Boulder authorities locked down a Lafayette charter school while they examined a duffel bag left at the campus parking lot that ended up containing a Kermit the Frog doll. Boulder County’s bomb squad responded to the Peak to Peak Charter School after an employee there called at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to report the unattended bag. Authorities used a robot with movable arms and a camera to investigate the bag and then an officer inspected it to make sure it was safe. Authorities cleared the scene at about 10 a.m. Students and staff were locked down until then in a campus building. The charter school is for K-12 students.

Police rescue 150 stolen ferrets in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico City have rescued 150 ferrets from armed robbers after a high speed chase. Police say they found the furry contraband after the suspects crashed their car into a tree and then fled on foot. Fourteen boxes of ferrets imported from the U.S. were taken by force by three robbers from a truck after it left the Mexico City airport. Two suspects are under arrest and another escaped. Police said Friday that a veterinarian who purchased the ferrets reclaimed them. The ferrets were unharmed.

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Police say Georgia mom forced son to kill hamster WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is in jail after police say she forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for bad grades. The sheriff of rural Meriwether County told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday that the 12-year-old boy told his teacher about the killing. The teacher reported it to the Division of Family and Child Services, who contacted police. Sheriff Steve Whitlock said 38-yearold Lynn Middlebrooks Geter of Warm Springs faces one charge each of animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery. The sheriff’s office said she remained in the Meriwether County jail early Friday. It was not immediately known if she had a lawyer. See answer, page 2A

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You can have a relationship with God Q: I have a friend who talks about having a personal relationship with God, but I don’t know what that means. I believe in God, but I can’t say I have a personal relationship with Him. Can you explain this concept? -- G.R.W. A: One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that God not only wants us to believe in Him, but He also wants to have a personal relationship with us. And this can be true for us, because God has done everything possible to make it a reality. Let me explain it this way. Suppose you were asked if you believed that a certain famous person exists -- a celebrity, for example, or noted sports figure. You would say yes -- because you see the evidence for their existence all the time. But if you were asked if you actually knew them and had a personal relationship with them, you’d probably have to answer no; you’ve never met them, nor do you talk with them or spend time with them. The same is true with God. We can believe that He exists (and we should, because He has given us all the evidence we need to believe in Him). But we also can come to know Him personally -- and when we do, we know He is with us all the time, and we can talk to Him in prayer and listen to Him speaking to us through His Word, the Bible. How can you know God personally? Only one thing keeps us from Him, and that is our sin. But Christ came to erase our sins by His death on the cross, and as we open our hearts to Him, He comes to live within us.


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Business On the Street

Business Briefs Edward Jones named the second best company to work for by prominent business magazine

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New Web site helps job-seekers Jonathan Owens Have news about your local business? E-mail Jonathan at owens@sanfordherald.com

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ant to take your kids to see some wild animals, but don’t feel like driving all the way to Asheboro to the N.C. Zoo? Now you don’t have to. Lee Crutchfield officially opened his Aloha Safari Zoo in Sanford to the public on Jan. 10. Located just outside of the Sanford city limits down N.C. 87 near Carolina Trace, the zoo features 60 acres of exotic creatures from all over the world, including 23 different species of primates, camels, buffaloes, sloths, reptiles and a variety of other animals you just don’t see roaming the woods of central North Carolina. Crutchfield, a 23-year veteran of primate rescue, said the zoo is licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a home for 500 animals, and right now he has nearly that many on site. The zoo is privately funded, and offers tours to visitors guided by former Disney tour guide Chris McNabb. Crutchfield has all types of small monkeys, including the smallest in the world — the marmoset from South America, and a large indoor rainforest. It also has a petting zoo where the kids can play with baby monkeys, baby water buffaloes and rescued ferrets. “I have a baby monkey crawling on me right now,” Crutchfield joked as I interviewed him on the phone Friday. “We wanted it to be as hands-on as it could be, to give the kids an appreciation for the animals.” The zoo is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays right now. Crutchfield said as the weather gets warmer, those hours may be expanded. It is also open other days by appointment. Safari rides are just $5, and it is open to private birthday parties and family gatherings as well. It is located at 159 Mini Lane. From N.C. 87 South, take a right on Milton Welch Road in Olivia, and the zoo will be on the left. For more information or to make an appointment, call 770-7109 or visit alohasafarizoo.com

FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — A new BRAC-related Web site helps connect job-seekers and employers in the Fort Bragg region. PipelineNC.com was launched by the BRAC Regional Task Force, which got a grant in 2007 from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Web site is meant to help the region’s job market grow as an estimated 15,000 jobs are created by 2013 as a result of base realignment, according to the task force. The Web site is an education and workforce platform for jobseekers and employers in the

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series of questions about skills and interests, then shows a list of career matches along with salaries, projected job growth and links to available jobs. “Employers benefit from superior matching technology and an automated recruiting process that will identify the best candidates for the job,” the task force said in the news release. Employers can post jobs for free or purchase options including the ability to send digital postcards, or sponsor an industry-specific page, the task force said.

“These features will bring employers different levels of involvement within Pipeline-NC and throughout the candidate search process,” said Paul Dordal, the task force’s executive director. The site will include “day in the life” videos, community pages, forums and media galleries for people to view when preparing for a new career. Fayetteville Technical Community College is the first institution to go live on PipelineNC by listing its curricula by sub-

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Obama’s economy

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“The economy is growing, albeit at an unsatisfactory rate,” said Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council. While chances of a depression are “remote,” there is still “a long, long, long way to go,” Summers acknowledged. He said job creation will be the prime emphasis in the coming months, a priority to be reflected in the president’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night and in his budget proposal released next month. Even before Democrats lost the Senate seat long held by the late Edward Kennedy, the emphasis was beginning to shift from health care to jobs. The election race is accelerating the

anford “Well Centered” summarizes our location quite well. When we compare Sanford, Broadway and Lee County with other less urban areas in central North Carolina we find that our utilities, including water and sewer, are way above average. Our school system compares favorably. Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is near the top in several fields in the community college system. Our recreation department, independent youth sports leagues, Enrichment Center for seniors, and cultural aspects including the Temple Theater and the Pottery Festival far exceed what other small cities and counties offer. You would be hard pressed to find a place with a more adequate network of highways; and even that is getting better with the by-pass connecting near Carolina Trace. I haven’t even mentioned the new Carolina Trace Country Club building or all the golf courses and

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President Barack Obama announces a new fee on big banks to recover up to $120 billion in taxpayers’ money used to prop up corporations during the economic crisis at the White House in Washington. From left are, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Budget Director Peter Orszag.

One year in, the president is facing a perilous choice By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — One year in, President Barack Obama faces a perilous economic choice. He can’t pull back the stimulus too quickly, despite the public’s concerns about rising deficits, because that could kill a fragile recovery. If he steps too hard on the throttle to create more jobs, responding to another voter imperative, he risks feeding inflation and restarting the dangerous cycle. The GOP Senate upset in Massachusetts shows that the political risks of any bold move are enormous. Either way, the road ahead probably means painfully slow job creation accompanied by

more government debt and higher taxes. “Without significant changes to tax and government spending policies, the budget outlook will deteriorate rapidly even after the costs associated with the financial crisis abate,” said Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com, a former adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain who now counsels congressional Democrats. When Obama took office in January 2009, financial markets were teetering, jobs were evaporating and global economic activity was tanking faster than in the 1930s. A depression seemed imminent. Now the economy is back from the brink, thanks largely to the most aggressive global government intervention in history.

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region, the task force said in a news release. “With thousands of people displaced from the workforce in the 11 counties surrounding Fort Bragg, the BRAC (Regional Task Force) developed PipelineNC.com to meet the region’s employment growth needs of the future,” according to the news release. Aside from job postings, PipelineNC can help people learn more about in-demand careers and educational resources, the task force said. One feature on the site is a career assessment that asks a

Bob Joyce Bob Joyce is President of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.

usiness owners everywhere are reviewing data from 2009 looking for areas that need improvement. In this tough environment, reaching every customer is vital — and web site visitors can make great customers. At the chamber, we received statistics from our webmaster this week. We’re already researching changes to strengthen our web site to attract more visitors. Here are a few interesting facts: We’ve seen a 7-percent increase in the number of visi-

tors to our site over 2008. Nearly 182,000 visitors clicked on www. sanford-nc.com in 2009, counting only unique visits. (If a person visited more than once in a day, it’s only counted as one visit.) The top month for visits was October when almost 20,000 visits were

recorded. The top viewed page is our membership search page — same as last year. Thursday is the day of the week when we receive the most visits. The top 10 searched phrases all include the word “Sanford”. Surprisingly, none of the top ten searches included “Lee” or Lee County. This confirms the findings of the Second Century research team that city names are recognized more often than

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8B / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald BUSINESS BRIEFS Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on ‘Best Companies to Work For’ List

The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2010” list in its 11th year on the prestigious list, according to the seven Financial Advisors in Sanford. Edward Jones also ranked No. 1 for large-sized companies. The full list and related stories appear in the February 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands Jan. 25 and currently at www.fortune. com/bestcompanies. Edward Jones’ 11 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. This is the firm’s second consecutive year in

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process. “I think that is a wakeup call for everybody in this town,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

the No. 2 spot. In naming Edward Jones to the list, FORTUNE editors said: “The investment adviser weathered the recession without closing one of its 12,615 offices or laying off a single employee. Salaries were frozen, but profit sharing continued.” “This honor is especially gratifying in the face of the adversity and challenges the financial-services industry has faced the last two years,” said James Weddle, Managing Partner . “But we were able to stay focused on the long-term because we are a partnership and we know who we are and what we do. We had no layoffs. We had to make some difficult decisions in terms of cutting back expenses, which we did successfully. But when you respect the people who work here, you take care of them - not just in the good times, but in

He said Obama will press for doing “everything possible to create an environment where the private sector is hiring again.” Ambitious health overhaul plans are being scaled back, at least for now. While White House officials still insist they in-

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the difficult times as well.” To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries, to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Twothirds of a company’s score is based on the survey, sent to randomly selected employees. The survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about the management’s credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and openended questions about hiring, communication and diversity. Currently, Edward Jones has more than 600 positions available throughout

the country. The largest positions open are that of financial advisor and branch office administrator. Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one on one with clients in the communities where those clients live. The FORTUNE ranking is one of several important honors based on associate input that Edward Jones has received in recent weeks. In early December, the firm was ranked No. 1 in Registered Rep. magazine’s annual brokerage report card for the 17th consecutive year. Last month, Edward Jones ranked No. 10 among the “50 Best Employers in Canada” in the Globe and Mail’s annual listing in Report on Business Magazine. Over the past year, Edward Jones also has received workplace recognitions from dozens of state publications in the U.S.

herited a broken economy from President George W. Bush, there’s little doubt that people now fully see it as Obama’s economy — and expect him to lead the way in fixing it. More than half of the 7 million-plus jobs lost since the recession began in December 2007 vanished since Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus package last Feb. 17. That aid was intended to help reverse job losses. The unemployment rate then was 7.6 percent. Now it’s 10 percent. “If we as a country are not successful in estab-

lishing job growth and economic growth soundly, we will not achieve any of our objectives,” Summers said. Obama and the Federal Reserve must get their exit strategies just right. They must unwind the low-interest rates and multibillion-dollar stimulus spending that have propped up the economy. Otherwise inflation could return with a vengeance and deficits become unsustainable. Pulling back too quickly could plunge the economy into a “doubledip” recession.

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the proximity to a major lake. With the highway system we are near some of the best medical facilities in the world and major college and professional sports. In our housing market we find that most of the buyers now have connections to or employment in the Triangle, Fort Bragg and Fayetteville with some connections to Moore County influencing their decisions. Again being “Well Centered” has a positive impact. The local buyers have been absent from the market. Even on rentals most of the higher income renters have those out of the county connections. The local family looking to rent is sometimes an extended family looking to “double-up” with children, parents, or other family members because of the economy. The uncertainty in some of our local industries certainly dampens the market. With all the “Good and Positive” things mentioned above what is missing? We have low land and homesite prices, larger lots, an adequate supply and better values in housing than in many areas. Maybe it’s time to

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Don’t Be an “Opposite Day” Investor On Jan. 25, some of us celebrate Opposite Day. Its origins are murky and even its exact date is in some dispute, but Opposite Day has proved to be a source of fun for many people, especially children, who choose to eat breakfast at suppertime and otherwise do things in reverse. However, you may find that acting in an “oppositional” manner is not so harmless at other times in your life — such as when you’re investing. What types of “oppositional” moves should you avoid? Consider the following: s Buying when prices are high — When the financial markets keep rising, many people continue buying more shares in the mistaken belief that “up” is the only direction their investments can go. But while it may be human nature to want to continue racking up gains, it’s not necessarily smart investing. The higher an investment has gone, the more likely it becomes that it will plateau or potentially even drop in value. Of course, an investment may one day rise again, but for the near term, its “upside potential” may be limited, so you might do better by finding other opportunities. sSelling because prices are low — Just as some investors keep buying when prices are rising, others will sell

when prices have dropped, just so they can “cut their losses.” This may be a mistake. If the investment still plays a role in your balanced portfolio, and you believe its prospects are still good, you may want to hold on to it despite its price. Furthermore, if your investment’s decline is due more to an overall drop in the market than a change in its own fundamentals, it may bounce back when the market recovers. Generally speaking, you should sell an investment if your goals or risk tolerance have changed, if you need to rebalance your portfolio or if the investment itself has undergone some type of shift that no longer makes it compatible with your needs. sInvesting too conservatively — Given the volatility we’ve seen in the last couple of years, it’s probably not too surprising that many investors have “pulled back” from the market and put a lot of money in certificates of deposit and other fixed-rate, lowreturn investments. While there is a place for these vehicles in your

portfolio, you won’t want them to become too dominant — because you still need to invest for growth if you’re going to achieve your longterm goals, such as a comfortable retirement. The amount of growthoriented investments you own will depend on your risk tolerance and time horizon, but there’s no point in your life — even your retirement years — when you won’t need some growth potential. sFailing to diversify — It is important to diversify your dollars among stocks, bonds, government securities and other investments. Even within these broad classes, you should diversify — for example, you should consider owning stocks representing different industries and bonds with a variety of issuers and maturities. While diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. Opposite Day comes but once a year. But making “oppositional” investment moves can have long-lasting — and potentially harmful — effects. So take the time to explore your investment decisions carefully. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.

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county names. (Plus, the Department of Transportation does a great job of installing signage across the state pointing to Sanford rather than Lee County.) Our web site has a world-wide audience. It was visited over twelve thousand times by people from other countries — China led with over 5,000 visits, followed by France, Russia, Sweden, Canada and five others. Interestingly, people in Israel and Romania visited and “stayed”…about 180 unique visits from those two countries accumulated over 4600 “page views”. In 2010, we want to improve our site to further attract visitors and promote our community. According to experts, small improvements can make

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ject and an educational plan by semester, the task force said. Other community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in the region are expected to be added to the site in the next few months. PipelineNC also will be

look at how Sanford and Lee County compare with other areas in creating good paying jobs. We have sites, a regional airport, more than adequate infrastructure. I often hear about job creation in other counties. Franklin County north of Raleigh is often mentioned as being considered for a business and quite a few businesses have located there. Now there is no disrespect intended for Franklin County, but if you compare Sanford and Lee County, based on all the things mentioned above with Franklin County I believe you would choose Lee. I haven’t even mentioned our work force which can compete with anyone and there is a steady increase in educated young adults, often spouses of people relocating to Lee County. Maybe it’s time for our leaders to look closely at what we are doing or more important at what we are not doing. The Home Builders and Realtors need help in selling Sanford, Broadway and Lee County as THE PLACE to bring and grow your business. 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. a significant difference. Dan Ingraham, Interactive Developer with Kelly MarCom, has developed and maintained sites for hundreds of pages on corporate Web sites, small business sites and non-profit Web pages and blogs, as well as several intranet and extranet sites. Dan suggests several avenues of research to gauge whether your site is doing its job: what is a visitor’s first impression of your home page? How long does it take to load your page? Do your customers go to the business area of your site? Do they spend enough time in these areas? We encourage every merchant and business in our area to take advantage of the web in their business plan for the coming year. It can make the difference between an average year and a good year.

used at Fort Bragg’s Army and Career Alumni Program for soldiers exiting the military. “Keeping these very talented and motivated individuals in meaningful civilian careers here in the region is a win for the soldiers and their families and a win for our local communities,” Dordal said.

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10B / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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001 Legals

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having claims against the Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before April 10, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate please make emmediate payment. Payments and claims should be presented to Eddie S. Winstaed III, Attorney at Law, 1410 Elm Street - P.O. Box 1045 Sanford NC 27330

240 Cars - General

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DONNY CAMPBELL qualified on January 21, 2010, as Personal Representative of the Estate of MAZELLE W. CAMPBELL, late of Lee County, North Carolina. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before April 24, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. Payments and claims should be presented to M. ANDREW LUCAS, Attorney at Law, 1410 Elm Street/P.O. Box 1045, Sanford, NC 27330.

1995 Mustang GT 5.0 Engine, 5sp needs paint $2700 OBO. 1996 Toyota Camry 4 Dr. $2500 firm 919-498-0834 2003 Nissan Maxima SE Like New Inside & Out Aut - Spoiler - Moon Roof Cass. & CD. 78,000 Miles $10,500 919-548-5286 Home 919-837-5565 2009 Chevy Malibu 2LT 6 Cylinder Automatic with all the extras $20,500 Call (919)356-4399 for more information Automobile Policy: Three different automobile ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

TIRED OF THE COLD? WE’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT How about some hot deals on some great wheels.Over 50 vehicles ready to go. A small deposit will hold your vehicles until tax time. On the lot No Interest Financing We want your business Serving our neighbors for 19 years No Badgers Come See Us CARS R US 919-774-6004

250 Trucks 1988 GMC Truck $2,000 8ft Bed, New 305 Engine. New Wild Fire Dirt Bike 70 cc 4 Speed Semi Auto $525 Call 478-3657

For Sale: Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi 4 Door Ext. Cab Excellent Condition only 16,000 Miles Manufactor Warranty Call Van 919-770-6824 NOTICE TO CRED-

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JOYCE S. BROOKS Sport Utilities qualified on November 30, 2009, as Per- CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 2:00 PM sonal Representative DAY BEFORE of the Estate of EDWIN H. BROOKS, late PUBLICATION. (2:00 of Lee County, North pm Friday for Carolina. This is to Sat/Sun ads). Sannotify all persons, ford Herald, Classifirms and corporafied Dept., tions having claims 718-1201 or against the Estate to 718-1204 present them to the undersigned on or be270 fore March 3, 2010, or Motorcycles this notice will be pleaded in bar of 96 H.D. Electraglide Clastheir recovery. All sic Fully Customize. persons, firms and $20,000 Invested. Must corporations indebtSee To Appreciate! First ed to said estate $9,500.00. 775-3140 please make immedi300 ate payment. Payments and claims Businesses/Services should be presented to 320 EDDIE S. WINSTEAD Child Care III, Attorney at Law, 1410 Would love to keep your Elm Street - P.O. Box baby/child while you work 1045 or when needed. 777Sanford NC 27330 6895

100 Announcements 110 Special Notices WILL MOVE OLD JUNK CARS! BEST PRICES PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. McLeod’s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Night 776-9274.

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Found a Boxer Terrier Dog, Found on Cox Maddox Road. Call to Claim. 919-478-1578 Found Male Aprox.

1 Year Old Dog Vanessa Murchison Perrry qualified on Found Near Harnett and Lee County Line in January 7, 2010, as Broadway Call Claim Personal (919)721-8971 Representative of the Estate of Grace Found small Dog w/ Murchison, late of collar around Brickyard Lee County,North Junction on Colon Rd. Bull Carolina. This is to Terrier type. Very friendly! notify all persons, 919-478-3606 firms, and corporaMale Miniature Schnauzer tions

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340 Landscaping/ Gardening Winter Driveway Special 5 Ton Crush & Run Delivered $100 Larger Loads and Tractor Spreading also Available (919) 777-8012

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

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General

420 Help Wanted General

420 Help Wanted General

455 Help Wanted Trades

market conditions, assisting in analyzing market conditions, assessing planning of sales trends. Attention to customer and organization are key to this position to facilitate and maintain profitable relationships with customers. Candidate must be an excellent communicator, able to assist with department’s budget; sharp negotiating skills; good PC skills; and able to work with all personality types. Prioritize Purchases, considering production; best utilizing manufacturing parameters; monitor current inventory levels, update production team members and management daily. Requires working knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures. Minimum of 3 years experience in related field. Company offers excellent salary, full range of benefits, including insurance, 401K, and more. Interested candidates, please send resume, salary requirements and cover letter to: The Sanford Herald PO BOX 100 SANFORD NC 27330 Box 03469 ****************** Inventory Control Agent Manufacturer looking for inventory control agent. Requires attention to detail, organizational and record keeping skills, ability to communicate and cooperate with co-workers; strong written and oral communication; good PC skills are a must. Very physical position requiring work in variety of indoor climates. Activities include actual counting, moving, labeling and physical handling of inventory. Minimum 2 years experience in related field. Company offers excellent salary, full range of benefits, including insurance, 401K, and more. Interested candidates, please send resume, salary requirements and cover letter to: The Sanford Herald PO BOX 100 SANFORD NC 27330 Box 03470 ****************** Customer Service and Scheduling Associate Manufacturer looking for customer service and scheduling associate. Attention to customer and organization are key to this position to facilitate and maintain profitable relationships with customers. Candidate must be an excellent communicator, have good PC skills; and able to work with all personality types. Prioritize production runs for on time delivery; best utilizing manufacturing parameters; monitor current inventory levels, update production daily, and insures transportation time is considered. Requires working knowledge of manufacturing processes, capacity and production control procedures. Minimum of 2 years experience in related field. Company offers excellent salary, full range of benefits, including insurance, 401K, and more. Interested candidates, please send resume, salary requirements and cover letter to: The Sanford Herald PO BOX 100 SANFORD NC 27330 Box 03471

SION INSURANCE 401K DESIRABLE WORK SCHEDULE

drills, taps, and general hand tools. Must be affluent in PLC controls. Candidate must be able to work from & create blueprints, charts, sketches. Must be able to create or modify PLC Programs & Electrical Cad type drawings. Must also be able to create written and provide oral instructions for others. May be required to fill in where additional work is required due to absenteeism. Must work with minimum supervision. Candidate is required to have own tools. Benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to dgrady@grayflex.com, or mail to Gray Flex Systems, Inc., Attn: Electrical Controls, P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC 27521, or Fax (910) 897-2222.

SALES AND FINANCE ASSOCIATE

PLEASE CONTACT STACEY CHEEK MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM 919-774-8864 Looking for hair stylist for salon, 2 private rooms available for rent. Salon is located on Colon Rd, .1 mile off new bypass. For more information you may email autumn5177@yahoo.com or call 919-774-8874.. SHIPPING/WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION BASIC DUTIES Under general supervision, assists manager by communicating, monitoring and insuring that daily instructions are being carried out.

Information Technologies Specialist Microsoft Certified Software administrator/ Engineer. Must be able to set-up and maintain all network functions including password access to new users/addition of terminals, write crystal reports for custom software data compilations, network security functions, maintain user database and email accounts. Current network size 45 devices between three locations linked by T-1 connection. Familiar with SQL server and ODBC connectivity a plus. Benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to dgrady@grayflex.com or mail to Gray Flex Systems Inc., Attn: IT Specialist, P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC 27521, or Fax 910-897-2222.

Assists with records, communicates freight data and generates reporting information for management. Supports and follows Company policies, procedures and rules of conduct. Assures employee interaction between leads and crew is consistent, fair and uniform with Company practice and problems are reported back to management. Administers daily assignments. Monitors, order and routine to maximize efficiency of company equipment and manpower in the movement, flow, separation and quality 460 of incoming and outgoing freight. Help Wanted Responsible product Clerical/Admin placement and overall organization of finished Payroll goods warehouses. Supervisor Participates in all programs This position is responsible as specified by for the administration of the management such as safety company’s time and attendmeetings, staff ance and piece rate payroll meetings, applicable system. The Payroll training, etc. Administrator is responsible Assists in coordinating for the timely and accurate activities with supervisors delivery of payroll and or management members related client service, as needed. Performs including recordkeeping other duties as assigned by and reporting. This position management. provides accounting and Housekeeping – project management All employees share the support to Finance. responsibility of insuring that everyone has a clean, Essential Duties safe and healthy Payroll and environment in which to Administration work. Therefore, it is expected and required of This person will be hands each employee to maintain on Supervisor and also will assigned work area and supervisor a payroll staff. show consideration for First point of contact for others in the use of facilities employees for time and such as break-rooms and attendance and payroll. restrooms. Process payroll and maintain payroll informaSKILLS REQUIRED tion as required: Date entry Strong communication and for all time and attendance math skills. and personnel transactions Multi-task efficient, such as new hire, terminaorganized and detail tion, leave of absence, benoriented, etc. efits deductions, garnishPrior warehouse ments, etc. management experience Gross to net calculation, aurequired dit and balancing. Strong supervision history Prepare and maintain relatAbility to us computer for ed payroll records and redata entry, spreadsheets, ports. email, etc. Document workflow and Bi-lingual English/Spanish work procedures. Please send resume to Time and Attendance, bkimball@ardencompanies. Payroll com or apply in person at Arden Companies, Research and resolve prob1611 Broadway Road, lems, perform scheduled acbetween 10 a.m to 2 p.m. tivities. Prepare and maintain standard and ad hoc reWe offer ports, queries, and conduct • BOLD print appropriate audits to ensure data integrity. • ENLARGED Prepare and maintain accuPRINT rate records. • Enlarged Document workflow and work procedures. Bold Print Works under the direct sufor part/all of your ad! pervision of the Finance Ask your Classified Sales Manager Rep for rates.

Work Experience SANFORD HONDA IS 425 MS Office – Excel and comPurchasing Agent SEEKING A SALES AND FIHelp Wanted puter a must. Manufacturer looking for NANCE ASSOCIATE. A minimum of five years of purchasing agent to search Child Care IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL experience with primary refor highest BE SELF MOTIVATED AND quality materials at the Building Blocks is now ac- sponsibility for time and atCAREER ORIENTED. tendance and payroll adlowest possible cost, to cepting applications for a include evaluating EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED, full time 1 year old teacher. ministration and processing suppliers based negotiated BUT WE WILL TRAIN THE Credentials 1 & 2 or higher Knowledge of payroll and accounting practices and cost, quality, service, education. Apply in Person. RIGHT PERSON. principles. Knowledge of availability, reliability Call: 910-436-0346 state and federal employand selection. Additional BENEFITS INCLUDE: 430 ment laws relating to key responsibilities would HEALTH, DENTAL, AND VIareas of responsibility. include analyzing Help Wanted -

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

Sales

Sales positions avail. Salary + comm. Must have high energy and be self-motivated. Toyota of Sanford Call 919-895-6526 EOE DFW

455 Help Wanted Trades

Working Conditions Physical Work Demands Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time. Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis. Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone. Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally Regular and on-time attendance. Hours may exceed 40 hours per week peak season.

Electrical Controls Designer Responsible for layout, assembly, wiring, testing, programming and installation of electrical control panels for custom automated machinery. Typical devices include AC/DC drives, PLC’s, relays, pneumatic valves, Please send reumes to: bkimball@ardencomand a variety of inductive panies.com. and optical sensors. Requires skill with power


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460 Help Wanted Clerical/Admin

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less

Moore’s Machine Co, a Manufacturing Company located in Sanford, N.C. is in need of an accountant. Ideal candidate will have a four year degree in accounting and minimum of five years experience in accounting in a manufacturing firm. With experience in all aspects of the General Ledger plus Job Costing. Please mail resumes to: 310 McNeill Road Sanford, NC 27330 Or e-mail to ruby.moore@mooresmachine.com

Medela Breast Pump $75. Baby Walker $7. Boat Shaped Bookcase $50. 919-718-1127

470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental Delivery Technician position available w/ growing medical equipment company. HS Diploma and valid NC Driver’s License required. Clean driving and criminal record a must. For consideration, apply online at www.liberty-ms.com, mail resume to: Liberty Medical Specialties, Attn: Kim Matthews, 2175 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 or fax to 910-864-4371.

Miller Gas Furnace with extra Pilot Valve. $100 (910)689-4051 Moore Heat Wood Stove $200. 2 35 - 60 -16 Tires, New $20. Yamaha Double Tape Deck $20. VCR $5. Call: 919-478-4108 Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, $75. Rocker Recliner, $25. 919-775-7712 Sanyo 32’’ TV $100 919-721-2213 Table & 2 Chair Dinette Set Paid $300 Only asking $100 919-545-2163 Vintage Delta Scroll Saw, Works. $35 919-718-7863

605 Miscellaneous HAVING A YARD SALE?

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 2 Story County Home 3BR 2BA Stove, Refrig, Dish, LG Deck, Wrap Around Porch, Outside Storage, 2.5 acre lot, Convenient to Fort Bragg 6 Miles 421 South of Sanford $800/mo + Dep. Ref Req. 919-258-6058 919-258-9622

730 For Rent Apts/Condos

750 For Rent Miscellaneous

1 & 2 BR Apts Rent start at $355 Equal Housing Opportunity Woodbridge Apartments (919)774-6125

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

2 BR 1 BA near downtown on Pearl Street $350/mo call Johnson Real Estate 919-777-6060

765 Commercial Rentals

2 BR 1 BA very nice close to post office, hospital & down tow, duplex, central heat/ac lawn maint. inclu. $515/mo Johnson Real Estate 919-777-6060 2BR/1.5BA $535/month $535/deposit Call: 910-528-7505 Celebrate the New Year in your new apartment home at

2000 Tramway Road $575/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046

Westridge Apartments

3 BR 1.5 BA Carport, hardwood floors, small brick home in nice area. Close to community college & high school. 1 year lease $600 mo available Feb. call Johnson Real Estate 919-776-6060

1&2 BR Units Washer/Dryer hook up in each unit Section 8 welcomed Disability accessible units Equal Housing Opportunity

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.

18 cubic ft. GE no frost refrigerator/freezer w/ ice maker. Excellent condition. $250 Call: 919-776-6162 60 Gallon Kobalt Air Compressor Like New $250 (919)478-1545 Cannon Digital Camera Call for details: 774-1066

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”.

AKC German Rottweiler Puppies black and mahogany color 3 females 8 weeks old excellent temperament & disposition Both parents on site $500 919-545-1861

Do you have a house in the Holden Beach area? For Sale Framed Picture (Brown Frame + Blue Mat) Pets For Sale: Mini Dachsof the Old Draw Bridge hund Puppies- Full Blooded, at Holden Beach 6 Wks Old, Have Wormsize 31’’X25” $75 ing & First Shots. $200. 919-776-3339 Call: 919-499-8566 if no answer leave message For Sale 12 BKU Propane Gas Heater Heats 3 Rooms $45 775-7893 Gateway Computer P4, tower, keyboard, mouse, 15” LCD. Will deliver and set up. Call for details: 774-1066

680 Farm Produce A Variety Of Dry Beans, Fruits, Nuts & Candy! Hamhocks, Sidemeat & Dry Link Sausage. Good for a Rainy Cold Day! B&B Market

690 Tools/Machinery/ Farm Equipment

West Sanford House For Rent 3BR/1.5BA, 1650sq Ft. $850/mo $850/Security Deposit. 1 or 2 Year Lease w/ No Pets. Call: 919-776-2571 West Sanford Home For Rent: 3BR/2BA, 2000Sq Ft. $950/mo $950/Security Deposit, 1 or 2 Year Lease w/ No Pets. Call: 919-776-2571 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

Fully Equipped Coin Laundry For Lease Great Location in Siler City, NC. Room for expansion. Call:336-471-1068

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DEADLINE for Carolina Trace 3BR/2BA, $900/mo. plus dep. (919)775-5134 Ads is 2 P.M. Amenities incl. the day PRIOR 910-639-3250 lv. msg. Move In Special! to publication. Immediate Part Time Free Rent PREPAYMENT IS Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2position for a CMA 2BR, Spring Lane REQUIRED FOR story cottage. New carpet, to Work every Apartments YARD SALE ADS. tile, fp, screen porches. Ref other Saturday, PRN if Adjacent To Spring Lane THE SANFORD HERALD, req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo Possible in a fast paste Galleria CLASSIFIED DEPT. 919-775-3679 physicians office. Please 919-774-6511 718-1201 or send cover letter and simpsonandsimpson.com For Rent: 2 Bedroom Farm718-1204 resume to Linda Perkins house. 500/deposit 1125 Carthage Street 500/month. Broadway 615 Sanford NC 27330 Sanford Gardens Area. 919-258-9784 or Appliances Age 62 and disabled under 919-353-4320 OFFICE ASSISTANT - Perm. 62 who may qualify Appliance Repair - all 30/hr. wk. position for Adcock Rentals Lease or buy? Most leases brands. Free estimate.All busy health care practice. 774-6046 EHO require 1 month rent + sework guaranteed. Call Mr. Insurance billing, curity dep. For the same Paul anytime 258-9165. scheduling, filing, and amount of cash you may 735 general office duties. Must buy. Call 919-775-1497 Whpl Washer & Dryer For Rent - Room be mature, detail-oriented, we do both. Very Good Condition able to calmly multi-task www.grocecompanies.com $24.95 Nightly White $225. Maytag 21 and have excellent written $160 Weekly 2 nights free and verbal communication cu. ft. Fridge Exc condition Lease to Own Carolina Cable/Fridge/Microwave White. Will Guarantee. and grammar skills. Trace New Split 3 BR 2 BA Call for more info Computer skills nec. Prefer $210 776-349 - 770-6069 Plus Sun Room. $172,777 919-498-5534 insurance billing experior $1050/mo w/$200 mo 640 ence. $9.50/Hour. Credit on Purchase in 740 Send resume, cover letter Firewood 18 months 919-775-1497, For Rent - Mobile and three professional 770-2554 or 770-4883 Fire Wood For Sale references to Homes Several Different Size Loads The Sanford Herald Newly renovated, paint, 258-3594/499-3053 2 Bedroom Trailers For PO BOX 100 carpet, Large 3BR, eat in Rent, All Refurbished, OliSanford NC 27331 kit, DR, sitting rm, family Firewood, 16 inch split via Area, For More InforSend reply to Box 03472 rm, 2.5 BA, exc. loc. oak, delivered & stacked mation Contact James at $800/mo.919-721-5680 truck load. $50 919-935-9116 or Kim 500 498-4852 - 258-9360 919-935-2399 Rent to Own: West Sanford Free Pets location. 3-4BR,1BA, over 2BR 1.5BA singlewide, 1500 sq. ft., $650/mo. Fire Wood Olivia area, no pets, 520 204 Hillcrest Dr. Mixed Hardwoods $350/dep, $375/mo., 919-946-7078 Free Dogs Full Size Pick Up application required. Split & Delivered $85 919-499-7834 Free Chocolate Lab Mixed THE SANFORD HERALD 499-1617/353-9607 Puppies to Good Home. makes every effort to follow 2BR/1BA Mobile Home. 6 Males 2 Females HUD guidelines in rental Firewood For Sale delivLocated off Hwy 421 Call After 5pm advertisements placed by ered & stacked. Seasoned 919-258-0567 our advertisers. We reserve 10 Miles South of Sanford or green. As low as $60 a $300/mo. plus $300 dep. the right to refuse or Load. Call David Jones: 919-639-9704. No Pets Free To a Good Home change ad copy as 919-356-3779 Husky Female Puppy necessary for 2BR/2BA Mobile Home In Well Manured, Groomed. HUD compliances. Pellets Fre! Just bring your Seminole MHP. $415/mo Blue Topaz Eyes truck. 774-4733 w/ a $300 Deposit. Call West Sanford Home Gray Top White Under 919-770-5948 For Rent 4BR 2.5 Bath Coat. House Broken 660 LG Screened In Back Porch 919-498-0884 3BR MH in Johnsonville Sporting Goods/ Nice Neighborhood Private Lot, $350/mo 600 Health & Fitness New Fridge, New Paint includes water. and Carpet, Excellent Merchandise Dep/Refs Req No Pets GOT STUFF? Condition $1050/month 919-775-9139 CALL CLASSIFIED! Call Eddie (919)708-2036 The

Free Office Space Economic Stimulus You Pay Only the Utilities - Almost New Building - Limited Time Offering. Call 919-775-1497 770-2554 or 770-4883

**ABSOLUTE** REAL ESTATE AUCTION Wed, Jan 27 4pm 16329 NC Hwy 902 Bear Creek, NC Brick House w/3BR, 1BA, Large Utility Room 10+ Acres, Fenced Pasture, Bear Creek on Rear of Property. Great Investment Opportunity To Be Sold ABSOLUTE To The Highest Bidder Regardless Of Price! jerryharrisauction.com (919) 545-4637 (919) 498-4077 Firm #8086 10% Buyer Premium Harris Realty & Auction, LLC *Houses/Mobile Homes/Real Estate Policy: One (house) per household per year at the “Family Rate”.Consecutive different locations/addresses will be billed at the “Business Rate”.

6 New Models Open @ NOTTINGHAM US #1 @ Burns Dr. Sat.-Sun. 1 to 5 For Sale By Owner: 3/4 BR, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Gated Community, 156K. Serious Inquires Only! For More Info: 919-770-1036 Model Now Open COPPER RIDGE 1+ acre homesites US #1 @ Farrell Rd Sat - Sun. 1-5 or 770-4883

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820 Homes State Employees’ Credit Union has Green Mortgages @ 3.75% fixed for 2 years. Visit www.grocecompanies.com and dial 919-770-2554 or 770-4883 to build or buy. Or, contact the State Employees’ Credit Union Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm 3 Models Open @ Woodbridge From Kendale use Lee Ave. Ext. To Laurel Ridge – follow signs – $6,500 or $8,000 Tax Credit West Sanford - New Construction Ranch 3BR 2 BA Call Jennifer Exit Realty 919-280-6608 West Sanford 4BR/2.5BA Completely Redone. Must See! Call Erica with American Executive Realty at 353-0991 WEST SANFORD BRICK Ranch 3BR 2BA, Basement, 2 Car Garage Call Jennifer Exit Realty 919-280-6608

825 Manufactured Homes Sanford 3BR/2BA Excellent Cond. Gorgeous New Hardwoods $104,000. Call Erica w/ American Executive Realty 353-0991

830 Mobile Homes 1996 Fleetwood Mobile Home 3BR 2BA $17,000 or Take over payments at $232/mo TRAILER HAS TO BE MOVED 919-353-3183 3BR 2 1/2 ba Mod Hm aprx.1890 sqft. on 3.2 acres. Priced to sale $165,000. In the Broadway area. Lv mess.919-499-3564 CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

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900 Miscellaneous 960 Statewide Classifieds ABSOLUTE AUCTION Trustees Foreclosure, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. Five Commercial Properties, City of Danville, Virginia. Former Dealership, Warehouse, Parking Lots. For more information: Walker Commercial Services, Inc. (540) 344-6160. www.walker-inc.com (VAAF#549)

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intenTAX & DRUG SEIZURE tion to make any such prefAUCTION- Wednesday, erence, limitation or disJanuary 27 at 10 a.m. 201 crimination.” S. Central Ave., Locust, 3BR/1.5 Bath, In Carthage This newspaper will not NC. (15 miles from Charknowingly accept any All Appl., No Pets, lotte) 02 Denali, Pickups, Move In For $150 + SD. advertisement for real Vans, Caterpillar 120G estate which is in violation 919-775-1412 of the law. Our readers are Grader, Caterpillar Dozer, Yamaha Motorcycle, 01 hereby informed that all 3BR/2BA Lincoln Navigator, 2000 dwellings advertised in this $575/month Audi A6, Trailers, Tools, newspaper available on an $575/deposit Equipment. www.Clasequal opportunity basis. Call: 910-528-7505 To complain of discrimina- sicAuctions.com 704-8881647. NCAF5479. For Rent 3BR 2.5BA Home tion call 919-733-7996 Call for the Amount (N.C. Human Relations of Rent. Very Nice Commission). AUCTION- Major Support Appl. Included Equipment Liquidation, In919-775-7331 Leave Mes. ternet Only, Bids Close JanSmall 2BR/1BA, uary 27 beginning at 1 Check out $300/mo., $200 dep. p.m. Items Located: ConNo pets. cord, NC, Including ForkClassified Ads Rental reference & lifts, Tugs & Pallet Trucks, deposit required. Call Material Handling Equip499-5589 before 9pm. ment & Carts, Plant Support

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Not done yet D.E. Parkerson

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The Paper Pulpit

The Bible Speaks

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

MacInnes is pastor at Turner’s Chapel Church in Sanford. Contact him at turnerschapel@windstream.net

Get back in touch with God

The filth does have an effect

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“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2

f God doesn’t seem as near to you as He once did, guess who moved? It certainly was not God, so it had to be you. We humans tend to put the distance we feel from God squarely on His shoulders, but He did not create the distance. Ask yourself the following questions: n How often do I pray? n How much time do I spend reading and reflecting on God’s Word in order to apply it to my life? n Am I currently involved in corporate worship on a regular basis? n How much effort do I make connecting with people whose relationship with God challenges and encourages my own? n Am I engaged in ministering to the needs of others? n How much time do I set aside for spiritually oriented reflection? If the answer to any of these queries is “no,” or shows limited involvement, that is undoubtedly the reason God seems to be distant in your life. The relationship between you and God must be nurtured and developed. Otherwise, it cannot and will not grow. God continues to ask the question: “Who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?” ( Jeremiah 30:21). If you would have God hear you when you pray, you must be willing to hear Him when He speaks. There is a tremendous difference between having religion and having a personal relationship with Christ. Religion is ritual and framework, worldview and dogma; relationship involves coming into community

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“I thought I’d have a little one-day sale that I’d be able to talk and visit with people and hug them,” she said. “That didn’t happen.” Instead, about 2,000 people flooded through Beggars & Choosers doors, catching an already emotional Smith by surprise. “We sort of quit counting because we didn’t have time,” she said. “I felt very humbled by the support. I know that a lot of people that came had been shopping with me since they were children. Everyone wanted to share a story with me, an outfit they got, a piece of furniture, a kitchen table they still eat off of. It was

o often when Christians talk about their faith they speak of the importance of Christ’s work in your heart. The heart is important and often mentioned in the Bible, but so is the mind. It is safe to say that God cares as much about your mind as He does your heart and in some senses your mind is more important to Him than your heart. Whatever comes into the heart has first entered through the mind. If you would keep a heart that pleases the Lord you must first guard what enters your mind. Most Christians I know are not very selective about what enters their mind. They watch TV shows and movies that are far from pleasing to the Lord. Just about everything on primetime network television is filthy and unfit for the believer who would follow the advice of Philippians 4:8 (whatever is true, pure, worthy of praise…let your mind dwell on these things). Still, many let such filth enter their mind and then claim that “it doesn’t affect me; I know better.” I find it interesting that advertisers spend millions of dollars on TV commercials that, according to those that “know better,” will not affect them. I don’t know if most advertisers read the Bible but they know that their ads influence the mind of everyone, Christian and non-Christian, who watches them. They know that if you see and hear something often enough,

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See Bible, Page 8C

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Pam Smith, the owner of Beggars & Choosers vintage shop in Pittsboro, cleans up her store. The shop was robbed and is now closed, but Smith plans to re-open a few times a year beginning this spring.

Popular Pittsboro store may reopen occassionally By ERIN WILTGEN Durham Herald-Sun

PITTSBORO — Robberies happen in a materialistic society. Theft? An unfortunate part of life. But the Oct. 24 robbery of Beggars & Choosers, a vintage shop in downtown Pittsboro, stripped owner Pam Smith of more than just the jewelry case and cash register. The thief also took Smith’s enthusiasm for her store and the faith in her customers. So after 32 years of running Beggars & Choosers, Smith, at 62, has decided to shut down the shop, discouraged by the turn of events and slightly surprised by how deeply the incident affected her. “I’ve always considered myself a very strong woman,” she said. “But that was taken away. I lost my groove. I lost my joy. And I lost my energy. But I’m not comfortable with all of that so I’ve got to just come back fighting, and I will.” Smith said she believes the thief was someone who had known the store well since the culprit knew where the most valuable merchandise was located. While she said she’d like to believe it was someone who had only shopped there for a short time, Smith developed a deep mistrust for the people walking through her doors. “When people would come

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Some of the merchandise available at Beggars & Choosers vintage shop in Pittsboro. in, I’d go, ‘Hmmm I wonder if they’re casing the store,’” she said. “You can’t run a business if you don’t trust your customers.” But though the robbery marked the tipping point to closing the store, Smith said it stood last in a long string of events. Limited parking in downtown Pittsboro and the turning economy has made business a struggle for Pittsboro merchants for a while, she said. “The robbery was just the straw that broke my back,” Smith said. But Smith didn’t want to go out a dying flame. She said she wanted to celebrate the store’s longevity with a closing sale held Jan. 2.

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ike most writers I must honor my calling, and I have a preferred way of putting words on pages. Last October my creative expression came to a halt when my 2006 MacIntosh computer crashed. The monitor went dark, and the technology that stimulates my career would not respond to my commands. I called an expert for Mac whose instructions ended up erasing everything on my hard drive. After taking my computer

to a repair shop I learned that recovery programs could not locate any information on my hard drive. I had backed up my articles and books but thousands of pictures were gone. In the craziness of the remodeling last year most of the memory sticks from my digital camera had disappeared. Fortunately, I had two memory sticks, one including numerous prenuptial parties and the other featuring 500 pictures from our wedding and reception. Recently, while writing a

New Year letter to dear friends who either helped with the wedding or were unable to attend, I decided to duplicate wedding videos and print photographs. Much to my shock one of the two memory sticks contained only a few images whereas it should have displayed about 3,000 pictures. As I lamented the loss of precious pictures I had planned to put in albums or frames, my friend David

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ENGAGEMENTS ...............Page 3C Garvey — Gaines Braley — Graham Haigler — Avent Oglesbee — Davidson ANNIVERSARIES .............Page 3C Hallmans — 60 years Dodsons — 50 years KIDDIE KORNER .............Page 3C Jason “J.J.” Stone Jr. Steven McNeill Catherine Cameron CIVIC CLUB NEWS ...... Page 5-7C SUNDAY CROSSWORD...Page 7C BIRTHS.............................Page 2C


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2C / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald BIRTHS

n Marquaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;King Roseboro, born Jan. 12, son of Sheila L. Smith and Marquaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s S. Roseboro, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Carolyn Smith, Alex McLean, Leslie Roseboro and Aubrey Matthews, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Cayden Davis Blackmon, born Jan. 12, son of Lauren Tabitha Douglas of Sanford. Grandparents are Rebecca and James Douglas of Sanford. (CCH) n Isabeile Mariya Goldston, born Jan. 12, daughter of Rebecca Melissa and Johnny Kendred Goldston Jr. of Sanford. Grandparents are Michael and Deborah Villanueva of Dania Beach, Fla., John Lee Goldston of Bear Creek and Jacqueline Holder of Sanford. (CCH) n Camryn Jade Plush, born Jan. 13, daughter of Angel Sheffield and Christopher Plush, both of Sanford. (CCH)

n Alicia Jade Ewing, born Jan. 14, daughter of Margo and Chris Ewing of Sanford. Grandparents are Ann Putnam, Chris Putnam and Odell Ewing Jr., all of Sanford. (CCH) n Creig Stephen Matthews IV, born Jan. 14, son of Tawana A. Baldwin and Creig S. Matthews, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Karon Hill, Larry Hill and Laura Lyles, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Macee Jeanette Kerr, born Jan. 14, daughter of Stepheni Spivey and Nathan Kerr, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Rod Spivey of Sanford and Melvin R. and Patricia Kerr of Bear Creek. (CCH) n Nyelli Janissa Perez, born Jan. 15, daughter of Yanira Rivera of Fayetteville. Grandparents are Guadalupe Aldurin of Sanford and Jorge Rivera of Whittier, Calif. (CCH) n Eden Rose Deese, born

Jan. 15, daughter of Leah and Wayne Deese. Grandparents are Elizabeth King of Southern Pines, the late Peter King, Gary Deese of Aberdeen and Diane Lee of Rockingham. (CCH) n Khayden Jaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;haad Syncere Williams, born Jan. 16, son of Ashley Lauren Williams and Tyrone Tarares Bethune, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Wayne and Monica Williams of Cameron, Eddie Bethune and Lettie Bethune of Sanford and the late Brenda Williams. (CCH) n Sadie Alyse Tally, born Jan. 17, daughter of Jennifer Ann Eudy and John Scott Tally, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Kay E. and Malvin Rivers and Sheila and John H. Tally, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Shamar DePaul Fox, born Jan. 18, son of Quamesia Lyles and Chavez Fox, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Steven and Betty Lyles and David and Mildred Fox, all of Sanford. (CCH)

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Jason “J.J.” Stone Jr.

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Jason “J.J.” Randall Stone Jr. turned 3 years old Jan. 18. His parents are Jason and Elizabeth Stone of Sanford. Grandparents are Phil and Dianne Stone, Shelia and Ricky Cummings and Tom and Faye Schulz, all of Sanford.

Steven Graydon McNeill turns 3 years old today. His parents are Jerry Griffin and Wendy Thomas McNeill, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Steve and Faye Thomas of Sanford and Grady and Judy McNeill of Broadway.

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Garvey — Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Garvey of Essex, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Erin Garvey of Essex, N.Y., to Justin Samuel Gaines of Goldston. He is the son of John and Annie-Kay Gaines of Goldston. The wedding is planned for July 10 at Revolution Mill Studios in Greensboro.

Gerald Braley of Winston-Salem announces the engagement of his daughter, Celeste Elizabeth Braley of Concord, to Phillip Lynn Graham of Concord. He is the son of Michael and Linda Graham of Sanford. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Nancy Braley. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. April 10 at Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville. The couple met in the Baptist Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Catherine Cameron Catherine Rose Cameron turns 5 years old Jan. 27. Her parents are Chris and Angela Cameron of Holly Springs. Grandparents are Bill and Margie Rubin of Carthage and F.T. and Alice Wrenn of Henderson. Great-grandmother is Carrie Wrenn of Henderson.

Kiddie Korner Guidelines

To submit information on your child to Kiddie Korner, please follow these 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.

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Mike Haigler and Sonia Haigler of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Jane Haigler of Monroe, to Stephen Mark Avent of Sanford. He is the son of Mark and Leann Avent of Sanford. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. May 29 at Shiloh Advent Christian Church in Monroe. The couple met at the Methodist University in Fayetteville.

Mike and Patricia Oglesbee of Sanford announce the engagement of their daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Oglesbee of Sanford, to Jesse Edward Davidson of Sanford. He is the son of Daniel and Sharon Davidson of Sanford. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Shallow Well Church. The couple met while working together at Kmart.

Anniversaries

Craig and Patti Dodson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst. Heavy hor d’oeuvres were served and a slide show was presented reflecting the many memories they have shared with family over the last 50 years. About 100 friends and family attended the event. The celebration was given by their children and spouses, Kevin and Lori Ann Dodson, Kenny and Jeaneane Ashley, Eric and Charity Dodson and Chastity Dodson.

Clawson and Ruth Hallman of Lillington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 21. They are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. in celebration of their anniversary. The couple was married Jan. 21, 1950 in Dillon, S.C.

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4C / Sunday, January 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HEARTS AND HANDS ECA QUILT GUILD

Lunch Menus The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild will hold its regular night meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the McSwain Agricultural Center, 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford. The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild donated approximately 15 quilts to the Reachout Pregnancy Crisis Center in Gulf. Accepting the quilts from Rita Armstrong of Hearts and Hands were Executive Director Rene Haugh, and Client Services Director Moree Poe of the Crisis Center.

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Grace Christian

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with a person. Intimacy comes in the pursuit of a personal relationship. If God seems to be a million miles away in your life, could it be that you have sinned against Him? Sin creates distance and produces

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sweet.â&#x20AC;? Swamped with an overwhelming show of support, Smith didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to visit and reminisce. Instead, she opened a second cash register. Another local merchant, Mary DeMare, walked into the store in the early morning to shop, looked around and instantly went to work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were lines at the checkout 50 people deep,â&#x20AC;? said DeMare, general manager of Chatham Marketplace in downtown Pittsboro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move in

alienation from God. The prophet Isaiah said to the people of Israel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your iniquities have separated you from God; your sins have hidden His face from youâ&#x20AC;? (Isaiah 59:2). Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grace is offered freely, but only to those who acknowledge their sin, confess it, feel sorry for it, and turn from it. Those who harbor sin

in their lives should not wonder why God seems far removed. Jesus experienced the most poignant distance caused by sin ever recorded in Scripture when He cried from the cross, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?â&#x20AC;? (Matthew 27:46). Since God is holy, He could not look upon His Son during those mo-

ments when He bore the sins of the world in His own body? One of the tragic ironies of life is that we are not always open to Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence. We are not willing to have Him come near. That is why distance is created. God, on a Roman cross, made a move in your direction. The next move is yours.

the store. I saw pretty much everybody from Pittsboro that day.â&#x20AC;? DeMare wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only one who came to socialize and ended up working. Smith said several of her friends, recognizing the store was swamped, wordlessly stepped up to help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just pitched in, started wrapping stuff and bagging stuff,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have happened without the community. People wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still been waiting in line.â&#x20AC;? And the crowds that flooded Beggars & Choosers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop there. Every merchant in town benefited from the

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Upcoming Clubs contact Rae Wilson at (919) 775-5045 or brightside39@yahoo.com.

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.

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,

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

munication 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.

Cancer Support

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.

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

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) 775-2544.

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. The Sanford location will hold an open house at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15. Memberships are $26 a year and dues are $5 per month. 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. Weighin 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 Com-

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.

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.

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.

Lee County Mothers with Young Children

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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.

NAR ANON 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.

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) 850-7863.

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.

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The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild will hold its 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 each month. Bingo begins at 6:30 every Friday. Dances are held from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight every third Saturday. Post 382 is located at 305 Legion Drive in Sanford.

DAV Chapter 5 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

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. For more information, contact the Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501, ext. 201 or Peggy Rowles, group facilitator, at (919) 777-0161.

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) 499-6009 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) 848-6126.

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 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 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. Writer, illustrator and educator Bob Palmatier will talk about his many years of research and observations on spotted turtles.

Private John Grady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution The Private John Grady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 25 at the home of Rebecca Hunter for the annual Teacup Auction. Proceeds from the auction are used for community services. Please reply to Rebecca Hunter, 774-8907 or Joyce Gilliam, 499-1330.

Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 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.

Brownstone Home and Garden Club The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at 1109 Radcliff Drive, Sanford. Hostesses will be Pete Bost and Doris Cox. Club news deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday. E-mail information and photographs to edwardsk@sanfordherald. com.


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The 2009 Lee Regional Fair sponsored by the Sanford Lions Club has again won top honors from the North Carolina Association of County Fairs. The group recently held its annual convention in Raleigh and representatives from the local service club were present to accept two of the most prestigious awards give by the association. Lions President-elect Marvin Joyner and Fair Director Ronnie Turner displayed the plaques for club members at the weekly meeting Thursday, Jan. 14. For the third year the Sanford event won the Image Award for overall excellence among county agricultural fairs in the state. It also captured the Agriculture Award presented each year by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler for outstanding service in representing the state’s farming and agri-business economy. Turner said the repeated wins by the Lee Regional Fair demonstrate the hard work and commitment by the Sanford Lions Club to this project that provides funds to help the blind, sight and hearing impaired, and disadvantaged youth. And for another year it means that other fair sponsors across North Carolina will be shooting to knock the Lee Regional Fair off the top perch, Turner added. But planning never stops for the local fall event and the 2010 fair will be bigger and better than ever. The club heard a fascinating program on one of the country’s largest growers and suppliers of fruits and vegetables to consumers. Program Chairman was Dale Hulsey, who has spent a long career in the poultry industry while the guest speaker was his son, Nicholas Hulsey, a sales specialist with L&M company’s based in Raleigh. L&M operates internationally growing, harvesting, processing, packaging and shipping fruits and vegetables all over North and South America. Whether its apples, eggplant, corn, peppers, melons, beans, strawberries, cherries and even some produce many have never heard of of, this company brings it to major markets and grocery stores for the consumer. Hulsey, a graduate of Lee County High School and N.C. State University, showed a slide and video presentation illustrating several aspects of the companies work. He discussed the important objective of getting fresh produce from the field to market as quickly as possible and the latest technology used. Of course, Mother Nature always has an upper hand such as the recent frigid weather that will limit some produce from Florida thus leaving suppliers dependent on California or Central American yields where added transportation costs result in rising prices. President-elect Marvin Joyner presided at the meeting. Dale Hulsey gave the invocation and Bucky Phillips led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sanford Exchange Club

The Sanford Exchange Club convened on Jan. 14 for its weekly meeting. The meeting was called to order by club president Henry Stewart. After the invocation by Harry Miller and the Pledge of Alligence led by Mack McCracken, the members and their guest were treated to their weekly meal. President Stewart

introduced the club’s guest speaker for the evening, Dan Wakeley, who serves as the North Carolina District Director for the club. He spoke on membership, which continues to be a national problem for most clubs. Wakeley informed the club that the Sanford Exchange Club was the in the top half of the 27 Exchange clubs in North Carolina as far as membership. He told the members that the largest Exchange Club in North Carolina was the Greater Fayetteville Club with 76 members. Wakeley, who is a member of the Swift Creek Exchange Club, said membership continues to decrease in all states except Florida, which has increased membership over the past few years. Wakeley spoke of several possible membership drives which have proven successful for his own club. Wakeley is this area’s district director that includes Sanford Exchange, Swift Creek Exchange, West Raleigh Exchange and FuquayVarina Exchange. Upon conclusion, Wakeley congratulated the Sanford Exchange Club on receiving the National Service Award given to the club for its participation in all the national projects. After the drawing for the door prize, which was won by President Stewart, the meeting was adjourned. The Sanford Exchange Club meets at 7 p.m.every Thursday at its clubhouse on Golf Course Lane. Memebers are encouraged to bring a prospective member as a guest.

Sanford Lions President-elect Marvin Joyner (left) presents a prowling lion paperweight to Nicholas Hulsey as a token of the club’s appreciation for a program on the produce industry. At center is Dale Hulsey, program chairman and father of Nicholas. The speaker is a sales specialist with L&M Companies, an international produce processor and supplier based in Raleigh, and also a graduate of Lee County High School and N.C. State University.

The Lee Regional Fair in 2009 was again a big winner with honors from the N.C. Association of County Fairs. The plaques shown above were presented recently at the group’s annual convention in Raleigh. Sanford Lions Club President-elect Marvin Joyner (left) and Lee Fair Director Ronnie Turner (right) were on hand to accept the Image Award and Agriculture Commissioner’s Award, citing the local fair as the top among agricultural fairs in its size category in North Carolina. It’s the third year the club has received these statewide honors.

Speaking to the Exchange Club of Sanford on Jan. 14 is Dan Wakely (left), Exchange Club District Director. Pictured with Wakely is Excahnge Club of Sanford President Henry Stewart.

David Serina of the Central Carolina Paddlers is presented with the 2009 Don Buie Recognition Award by President Roxie Schneider and Vice President Emory Sadler.

Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lee County on Jan. 13 is Abby Cameron (center), the Community Services Coordinator of the American Red Cross in Chatham and Lee County. Pictured with Cameron is Kiwanis of Lee President Matt Jackson and Kiwanis of Lee member Martha Lucas.

The Kiwanis Club of Lee County’s college scholarship committee met on Jan. 13 to finalize their college scholarship application before getting the application to the area high schools. Pictured left to right are committee members Sally Porter, Charles Morris, John Payne, Kay Patterson, Committee Chairman Lyn Hankins, Margaret Murchison and Jodie Thompson. Not pictured are Matt Jackson and Helen Culberson.

Central Carolina Paddlers Club The Central Carolina Paddlers Club met for its annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 9. This was their regularly scheduled monthly meeting including, a special award presentation, 2010 club officer announcements, and a social time among members and their guests. Seventeen members were present, with one guest and one visitor. President Roxie Schneider called the meeting to order. Minutes from November’s meeting were read and approved, and then the treasurer’s report was given, followed with two committee reports. Club membership is at an all time high of 56 individual and family members registered with the club. Dec. 31 marked the deadline for earning points in the “March of the Paddles” competition among members. The winner will be announced in March 2010. David Serina was this year’s recipient of the “Don Buie Recognition Award.” Serina is an active member and supporter of CCP. He has been involved with the club for several years, and is extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all aspects of the club. Roxie Schneider and Emory Sadler shared accolades and often-humorous stories revolving around Serina’s involvement. The officers elected to serve the club during 2010 were announced. They are President Roxie Schneider, Vice President Emory Sadler, Secretary Anna Cameron and Treasurer Billy McKemey. Holiday music played as members enjoyed a feast of sandwiches, side dishes and desserts brought by everyone. CCP will hold its regular monthly meetings at Jonesboro United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Feb. 10 is the next scheduled meeting. For

information call 718-5104.

Kiwanis Club of Lee County President Matt Jackson presided over the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County held at Davison’s Steaks on Jan. 10. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Karen Hall and the invocation was given by Jackson. Judi Womack sold the project fund tickets and Karen Hall was the winner. Happy dollars came from Hall, Sally Porter and Gwyn Maples. Jackson began the meeting with the following African proverb, “Don’t look where you fell, but where you slipped.” Susan Campbell asked for volunteers for the Head Start reading program and Teresa Coggins and Jimmy Tucker volunteered. John Payne introduced his nephew Scott Payne, a sophomore at Lee County High School, the organizer of HEARTS and the speaker for the day. Payne began by explaining that this stands for Helping Everyone Around Recognize their Sacrifices. Originally a school project that was inspired by his teacher Mrs. York, HEARTS has since grown into a grassroots youth volunteer program. The volunteers include 9 teen students working and making real decisions. They are working to provide a method for the voices of our soldiers and veterans, young, old, current or past, to be heard. One option is the adopt a soldier approach.

Payne was clear that this project is absolutely about the people not the planners. HEARTS meets at St. Stephens and is a big dream that is quickly becoming a reality for those who have sacrificed so much. n President Matt Jackson presided over the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County held at Davison’s Steaks on Jan. 10. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Linda Battle and the invocation was given by Jimmy Tucker. John Payne sold the project fund tickets and Teresa Coggins was the winner. Happy dollars came from Coggins and Lyn Hankins. Jackson began the meeting with the following quote from Abe Lincoln, “What ever you are be a good one.” He announced that Drew Lucas would be attending the Kiwanis Mid-year conference in Myrtle beach, S.C. Susan Campbell thanked Jimmy Tucker and Teresa Coggins for reading at Head Start and Matt Jackson and Karen Hall volunteered for the next week. Jackson reminded the Scholarship Committee that they would meet after the meeting. R.V. Hight introduced Abby Cameron, Community Services Coordinator for the Chatham/Lee Service Area of the American Red Cross and the speaker for the day. Cameron began by explaining that while the American Red Cross is not a government agency they do work directly with the govern-

ment. ARC is supported by grants and donations and unless stated otherwise, all donations stay in Lee County. The most familiar areas that ARC is known for include disaster relief, blood drives, health and safety classes and assistance for military families. In the case of disaster relief, no questions are asked. Volunteers go out and assess the situation and in the case of a house fire the family is given a debit card allowance along with bedding linens and temporary shelter. Blood drives are held 5 – 10 times per month. Health and safety classes include CPR, first aid, babysitting classes and pet first aid and CPR. Assistance to military families might include getting a soldier home. Before leaving for a conference call concerning the crisis in Haiti, Cameron said that more information about the local office of the American Red Cross can the obtained by calling (919) 774-6857 or by contacting her at camerona@ leecountyarc.org.

Lee County Retired School Personnel Lee County Retired School Personnel met Jan. 14 at Tony’s Seafood. Sharon Gordon introduced Debbie Williams from the Enrichment Center. Williams spoke on the varied opportunities that are offered to Lee County’s seniors. She distributed various leaflets on trips offered, special group

activities, and classes that are available. Vivian Shaver, the Apple Award chair, was presented an Apple Award for her participation by honoring birthdays and awarding Apple Awards to members who perform various duties for the organization. The volunteer chair, Betty Lou Burns, was absent but her report was given by Lora Mae Culberson. A total of 3,752 hours was reported by the 32 members who kept records of volunteer hours. Education hours totaled 1996, other activities totaled 1,766. Patricia Pemberton recorded 386 hours for second runner-up, Carol Cox was first runner up with 596 and Reinette Seaman was top with 615. At $20.25 per hour the entire group volunteered in the amount of $76,180.50. Ruth Gurtis reported that Our State subscriptions total 171. The $5 from each subscription which the RSP receives is placed in the scholarship fund. The District meeting will be held April 20 at the West End Methodist Church. Bonita Cox will represent the Lee County group in the talent contest. The state convention will meet in Winston-Salem on March 17 and 18. Shares were sold for sponsoring a team at the March 22 Spelling Bee. Sam Carter received the

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door prize. Diane Smith was guest of the group. Eugenia Thompson presided at the business segment and reported on the District Executive Meeting which she attended. The February meeting will be on the 10th. All retired school personnel are urged to attend where information concerning education is given. Betty Lou Burns announced at the Jan. 13 meeting of Lee County Retired School Personnel that 32 members had kept a record of their volunteer hours in 2009. A total of 3,762 hours, 1,996 of those for education and 1,766 for other endeavors was reported. The third runnerup, Patricia Pemberton, reported 386 hours; second runner-up, Carol Cox, reported 596 hours, and Reinette Seaman reported a total of 615 as top volunteer. North Carolina reports that volunteer hours are worth $20.25 each. Lee County’s three reporters contributed $32,339.25. The total number volunteered by the group was $76,180.50. Retired educators continue to support our county in their retirement.

Rotary Club of Sanford

The meeting Jan. 19 meeting of the Sanford Rotary Club was called to order by President James Mitchell. The Rotary Prayer was led by Jeff Moss and the singing was led by Tom Spence. The Polio Eradication 50/50 raffle of $11, was won by Joy Gilmour. Tony Lett gave an update on the status of the Local Charitable Foundation applications. He also reminded everyone of the upcoming District Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville on the weekend of April 23rd. Tom Spence suggested that everyone take in an evening at the Temple Theatre and support the upcoming production of “Blood Done Signed My

Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lee County on Jan. 6 is Scott Payne (center), organizer of a grassroots youth-run program in Sanford titled HEARTS. Pictured with Payne is Kiwanis of Lee member Ron Minter (left) and Immediate Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County John Payne (right). Name.” Tommy Rosser announced that the Rotary Gala is fast approaching, and the club needs Corporate sponsors, tickets sold, silent auction items and door prizes. President Mitchell spoke to the group about the disaster in Haiti, and that for $1,000 the club can send a Shelter Box, complete with survival package, to help out those in need. Checks can be made out to “Rotary District 7690” with a note in the memo line “Haiti Relief Fund.” The club will be passing the hat for the next 2 weeks for members to make a suggested per member donation of $20 each. The club will match funds donated up to $500. Mitchell and Sam Sillaman both bragged on Jonesboro Rotarian Larry Aiken for receiving The Herald’s Lee County Citizen of the Year. Ted Lanier bragged on Sam Sillaman for reminding him to brag on the club for helping make this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign the most successful in history. Sam Sillaman bragged on Morris McClellan and the employees at Central Electric Membership Corporation for their donation of $1,000 to the relief effort in Haiti. Phil Richmond bragged on God for providing for us all. Sam Sillaman introduced Emily Page, who is the Executive Director of Stepping Stones Learning Center. Stepping Stones is a child care center, primarily for special needs

children, located in Sanford on Kelly Drive next to the Stevens Center. Stepping Stones is a non-profit organization which is partially funded by Easter Seals. Page pointed out that Easter Seals and Rotary have a connection that goes way back. Easter Seals was originally funded by a Rotarian, and the first chairman was a Rotarian. Stepping Stones Learning Center currently serves 42 children from Lee & Harnett counties, which is the facilities capacity. There is a long waiting list to get into the facility, as they are a fivestar center (the highest rating). Their philosophy is to teach the children through play. Upcoming lunch tours of the facility are coming up from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 27 and March 25. People can call the center with interests in attending either one of the tours. Mitchell thanked Page for her presentation and her devotion to helping children, and noted that a bi-lingual children’s book would be donated in her honor at the Lee County Library. Next week’s program will be David Montgomery with a presentation on the new developments in downtown Sanford. To end the meeting the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Joy Gilmour, and the Four Way Test was led by Todd Baker n The Rotary Club of Sanford met on Jan. 12 with President James Mitchell presiding. The

Rotary prayer was led by Tom Dossenbach. Tom Spence led the singing of “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” noting that the birthday observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. would be Monday of the following week. Bryan Smith from the Jonesboro Rotary Club was welcomed. David Nester and Bill Lawrence were commended for make ups at the Jonesboro Club. Paul Horton won $16 in the 50/50 raffle. Bragging for Bucks had one lone participant, Phil Richmond, who expressed his optimism about the future of the club in 2010. Club members responded with enthusiastic applause. Tony Lett encouraged members to register for the district conference at the Grove Park Inn April 23-25. A discount will be given for registrations prior to Feb. 26. He also noted that applications are being received for the annual distribution from the local Rotary Foundation. Tommy Rosser announced that sponsors for the Rotary Gala on Feb. 20 are needed. Door prizes and auction items are also needed. Sam Sillaman announced that volunteers will be needed for packaging meals at the Christian Outreach Center on April 10. A thank you note from Roberto Lopez, our exchange student was passed around. The club had purchased a coat for him at Christmas. Joy Gilmour introduced

Sam Sillaman introduced Emily Page from the UPC Stepping Stones Children’s Learning Center at the club’s Jan. 19 meeting. Ogie Shaw, speaker for the day. Shaw is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and is a well-known motivational speaker on physical fitness. His presentation was packed with good information, spiked with humor, and delivered with a contagious conviction. He noted that physicians believe that 80 percent of their patients could avoid office visits if they exercised regularly. Shaw has a particular interest in the fitness of children and young people, noting that 57 percent of children in the U. S. fail fitness tests. In Europe only 7 percent fail; in Australia, only 5 percent; and in New Zealand, only 3 percent. Obesity in children is contributing to the early onset of arterial blockages and diabetes. The current generation of children in America may be the first generation to have a shorter lifespan than their parents and grandparents. He believes that a wellconceived intervention is needed to reverse this disturbing trend. Shaw dismissed outright the notion that recreational activities, usually considered to be fun, are sufficient to provide optimum fitness. Lack of time and motivation are usually offered as excuses for avoiding fitness programs. Shaw stated that only eight percent of American adults exercise aerobically at least three days a week. Shaw believes the best plan is to exercise at the beginning of each day. A minimum of five minutes is a good way to

get started. A three-day program should include 30 to 40 minutes of aerobic exercises. Strengthening of abdominal muscles through this kind of activity will eliminate back pain, one of the most frequent complaints leading to medical intervention. Shaw has little confidence in fad diets, believing that they do not give good results in the long term. His remedy is to eat more fruits and vegetables, leaving off some of the less healthy alternatives. A strong advocate of Isokinetic exercise and Isorobics, used by astronauts in the Apollo space program, Shaw demonstrated this quick and efficient breakthrough in daily fitness, inviting members of the club to give it a try. He noted that many Rotary Clubs have purchased this simple equipment for the use of school children. Shaw stated that the pulse rate is one good indicator of health. He asked members to check their pulse. Most members reported a rate of 70 or more. Sixty is considered average, and less than sixty very good. Many members stayed after the meeting to learn more about this important subject. Mitchell thanked Shaw and noted that a book would be placed in the children’s library in his honor. The club adjourned with Tommy Rosser leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and Bill Lawrence leading the Four-Way Test.


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available; non-fiction and fiction. Take a walk and pray. Spend some quality time with your spouse (now there is a novel idea!). Sit under the moonlight, look up at the stars, â&#x20AC;&#x153;be still and know that He is God.â&#x20AC;? (Psalm 46:10). Think on the things that will bring you closer to Him and that will renew your mind. The world has crammed too much of its garbage in your head already, so take some time to clean it out and put in something healthy. The Bible speaks to your MIND. Turn off the TV, put down the fashion magazine and open up the Book of books. Renew your mind!

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reminded me of the miracles of technology. Searching the world wide web we learned about the concept of memory card rescue, a device that is designed to restore deleted photos and movies or photos lost from formatted or damaged digital camera memory cards. The various ads said the software can recover photos deleted unintentionally or intentionally from memory cards and from memory card corruption or damage. After downloading the software and figur-

ing out how to connect it with the damaged data I watched the technology literally restore picture after picture. Two hours later I had 3,086 pictures on my hard drive, and it had only cost $39.95. WOW! Meanwhile I can use the software again if needed. Later, I thought about how everything that happens to us in the outer world is a reflection of our inner space. I realized the computer crash in October was Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of warning me that I was on overload and that my personal hard drive was damaged. Nevertheless I continued to work 60-hour weeks until I collapsed in January. With the camera crisis I noted that our brains are full of memories, good and bad. Even when images seem to be deleted, the imprint is still there and can affect us. Through recovery, either professional therapy or self-renewal strategies, our minds can bring these images into perspective to promote healing. We can choose whether to see them as negative pictures that need to be erased to stop the pain or as positive depictions that need to be saved for future enjoyment. My frustrating challenges with computer and camera hardware reminded me that we individuals have our own hardware â&#x20AC;&#x201D; our body and its operating system â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that we must maintain and enhance to assure proper functioning. Just as my computer has software programs that allow it to process information we need

a healthy mind and body to think clearly. A computer, a camera, and a person must have our human consciousness to maximize their potential. Just as computers and cameras require hardware and software, combined with our intelligence, people need the body, the mind, and the spirit. Each time I come to the computer to write I bring a deep desire to express my creativity and to serve others through my articles and books. Perhaps I had to sacrifice the hardware on my computer to know that it is time to release the old operating system that stifles my growth as a writer and as a person. Through lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lessons, even technology, I am reminded of how I must pay attention to body, mind, and spirit to soar to greater heights! With technologyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts and Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidance I welcome the opportunity to write articles and speak to audiences about the transformation of people from caterpillars to butterflies. To release my cocoon I must let go and let God. AlexSandra Lett is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural Living, From Stress to Rest;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Timeless Place, Lettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Set a Spell at the Country Store;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Moons, Seasons of the Fields and Matters of the Heart;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Recipes and Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures;â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming Home to my Country Heart, Timeless Reflections about Work, Family, Health, and Spirit.â&#x20AC;?

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