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The Sanford Herald THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010





Lincoln left out?

Local history teachers, buffs join in school district’s opposition to the state’s proposed curriculum changes By CAITLIN MULLEN


The Yellow Jackets (9-13, 5-10) have won seven of their last eight games, including five straight league victories after Tuesday night’s 73-68 victory over Panther Creek, and have turned what once looked like a rebuilding season into one filled with much success in the second half

SANFORD — A history teacher’s subject is always changing. History is continually added to the books, and every

so often, adjustments need to be made to school curriculum. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s proposed changes to the social studies curriculum have sparked much debate among educators and the public.

Changes made would alter the curriculum for grades five through 11. Andy Bryan, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction

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Dealership announces later hours for recall

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CONTACT TOYOTA Toyota of Sanford, located at 3321 Hwy. 87 in Sanford, can be reached by calling (919) 708-5000. Find them online at The dealership’s new hours through the recall are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 to 6 Fridays and Saturdays.



The second blizzard in less than a week buried the most populous stretch of the East Coast under nearly a foot of snow Wednesday, breaking records for the snowiest winter and demoralizing millions of people still trying to dig out from the previous storm

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MISSION LEADER WAS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE In the days after the Haiti earthquake, Laura Silsby made a series of calls around the country to mobilize a trip to rescue orphaned children from the disaster

A woman tries to keep bundled up from strong winds as she makes her way to her car at Lowes Foods on Wednesday. All day, winds swirled and at times, reached up to 40 mph in some parts of the county, according to the National Weather Service. But almost miraculously, no major damage was reported locally. Lee County Emergency Management Director Shane Seagroves said winds in the area caused no property damage that he was aware of and only knocked over a few trees. “The strongest wind gusts we had were at about 6:05 a.m., and that was 41 mph,” he said. “Everything else was in the mid-30s. It may be that we dodged a bullet.”

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SANFORD — Toyota’s muchpublicized recall has dealerships all over the country putting in overtime to get the problems — accelerator and braking issues in several models — fixed and to win back their customers’ trust. Toyota of Sanford has tacked on two hours at the end of each day indefinitely, according to General Manager Joe Wynns. Wynns sent a letter to customers this week in an effort to open up lines of communication with customers, provide recall information and thank them for their loyalty. “Our utmost priority is to get the recall repairs done as quickly and responsibly as possible,” Wynns told The Herald Wednesday. “That’s our first priority ... and our people are on board and excited about the opportunity to fix this.” The dealership will remain open until 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Wynn said customers who come in regarding the “sticky pedal recall”

See Toyota, Page 6A



A state agent should not have omitted results of followup blood tests from his lab report, and other officials were wrong with they testified that blood was found on the man’s truck, a blood expert testified Wednesday at a special hearing to determine if a man convicted of murder will go free

For $50, get a brick, help a cause

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Vol. 80, No. 33 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina


SANFORD — Area residents have the opportunity for their names to be a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park currently under construction on Horner Boulevard. For $50, donors can have their names — or other text — placed on bricks placed in the

HAPPENING TODAY n Lee County Schools is hosting a ribbon cutting and “Business After Hours” to celebrate the grand opening of the STEM labs at SanLee Middle School and Southern Lee High School from 5 to 7 p.m. at SanLee Middle School. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

ONLINE View the application for brick sponsorships at the city’s new MLK Memorial Park at http://sanfordnc. net/MLK.pdf

walkway leading up to a column which will bear a likeness of the slain civil rights leader. The park

is under construction near the intersection of Horner Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Tim Shaw, the city’s general services director, said the $50 bricks are 4 inches by 8 inches. Applications are available at the city’s Web site (www.sanfordnc. net), the city’s water depart-

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Old, left, and new gas pedals are shown at Camelback Toyota in Phoenix on Wednesday.


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Sanford: Frank Bush Jr., 62; Robert Deaton, 69; Eugene Smith, 80 Lillington: Edna Black, 94 Olivia: Odell Graham, 95

From health care to the N.C. history education debate, “social justice” has many meanings Page 4A

Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 6B Classifieds ....................... 8B Comics, Crosswords.......... 7B Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 6B Obituaries......................... 5A Opinion ............................ 4A Scoreboard ....................... 4B


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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n Lee County Partnership for Children More at Four Advisory meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at LCPFC, 143 Chatham St., Sanford.

MONDAY n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the District Courtroom, 12 East St., Pittsboro. n The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at SAGE Academy in Siler City. n The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building in Lillington. n The Moore County Board of Commisioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Commissioners Room in Carthage. n The Lee County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Town of Carthage Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Flossie Armstrong, Melissa Littlejohn, Anna Godfrey, Tayana Jeannette Denise Washington, Dayonia Lanay Brown, Parker Seth Oldham, Ashton Blair Oldham, Jalen Deonte’ Jackson, Juwon Devonte’ Jackson, Laura Davis, Demetrius Cates Jr., Travis Ayers, Norma Jean Ayers, Brenda H. Thomas, MinHchau Luong Tran, Rachel Gabrielle Graham, Tim Sharpe, Kevin Cleary, Anna Patton, Robert J. Way, Shelby Gaines, Lisa Bass, Joy Staley, Kenzie Smith, Emily Genter, Kenneth Marquis Williams, Linda Sue Fox, James Bullard, Jerry Fields and Kathya Chesney. CELEBRITIES: Actor Leslie Nielsen is 84. Singer Sheryl Crow is 48. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 46. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 41. Singer D’Angelo is 36. Singer-actress Brandy is 31. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 30.

Almanac Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2010. There are 323 days left in the year. This day in history: On Feb. 11, 1960, “Tonight Show” host Jack Paar stunned his audience by walking off the program in a dispute with NBC over its decision to censor an anecdote he’d quoted the night before having to do with a misunderstanding over the British term “W.C.” (short for “water closet,” or bathroom). Despite his very public resignation, Paar returned to the Tonight Show less than a month later. In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a re-districting law favoring his party — giving rise to the term “gerrymandering.” In 1858, a French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, reported the first of 18 visions of a lady dressed in white in a grotto near Lourdes. (The Catholic Church later accepted that the visions were of the Virgin Mary.) In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln departed Springfield, Ill. for Washington. In 1929, the Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City. In 1937, a six-week-old sit-down strike against General Motors ended, with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agreement during World War II.



TODAY n Lee County Schools is hosting a ribbon cutting and “Business After Hours” to celebrate the grand opening of the STEM labs at SanLee Middle School and Southern Lee High School from 5 to 7 p.m. at SanLee Middle School. Roger Davis, CEO of Paxton-Patterson Corporation, will be on hand to mark the grand opening, as will Bill Harrison, the state Board of Education chairman, and Dr. June Atkinson, the Superintendent of Public Instruction. To RSVP, call (919) 775-7341. n Grancare Luncheon will be held at noon at the Enrichment Center. Lunch will be served, please register by calling (919) 776-0501, ext. 230. Program: Everything You Wanted to Know about Social Security, with Kathy St. Clair. n Taylor Waters, Ambassador of the Red Cross, will sponsor a spaghetti lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oaks Apartment Complex Clubhouse, 160 Peaceful Lane, Sanford. Plates are $5. For more information, call Taylor at (919) 770-3752 or

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Sanford Area Photography Club offers free portraits to Diners Club participants at the Lee County Enrichment Center recently.

If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at or by phone at (919) 718-1225.

SATURDAY n The sixth annual President’s Day Freedom Run will begin at 10 a.m. at 3204 Keller-Andrews Road, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meeting house. The event is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 806 and the LDS Young Women of Sanford. The race is sanctioned by USAT&F, and performances can count for state and national rankings. Register online at or For more information, call Stephanie Larsen at (919) 718-1437. n The Grand Trees of Chatham, a Chatham County advisory board, is hosting a free workshop to help Chatham County residents identify native trees during the winter. The workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s White Pines Nature Preserve south of Pittsboro. Register by calling (919) 9333869 or send an email to grandtrees@ n Explore the birds that make Jordan Lake their home from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Jordan Lake State Park on U.S. 64. Learn the basics on bird watching and how to identify birds. Everyone is welcome. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and anything else you may need. A spotting scope and an extra binocular will be available to use. Meet ranger at Seaforth Recreation Area at Pond Trail across from beach. For more information, call (919) 362-0586 or e-mail n Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Avenue will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n Pittsboro’s Third Annual Mardi Gras Festival begins at 7 p.m. and runs through midnight at Chatham Mills. Come out in your best festive attire to celebrate Fat


Tuesday and laissez les bon temps rouler in Chatham County. Music will be provided by Katherine Whalen’s Lucky, John Howie Jr. and the Sweethearts and the WeHutty Mudpuppies. For tickets, go online to www. Proceeds Benefit The Abundance Foundation, Chatham Animal Rescue and Family Violence Rape Crisis Center.

n Jonesboro United Methodist Church will break ground for a new sign donated in memory of Jerry Seaman. Seaman was a dedicated JUMC member and community volunteer and was well known for his 30 years of service in the city and county school systems. The ceremony will take place immediately following the 11 a.m. worship celebration. All are welcome to JUMC worship services and the ceremony.

n The free CCCC course, “Business Recordkeeping and Taxes” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Sean Larsen.

WEDNESDAY n Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The CCCC course, “Small Claims Court” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenters will be representatives from the CLerk of Courts, Magistrate and Sheriff’s office. Cost is $7 for the class and lunch.

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n What do you want to know about memory changes, dementia and Alzheimer’s? Teepa Snow, a dementia care specialist, will answer your questions on these matters at 6:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration not required. For information, call (919) 776-0501, ext. 230. n The free CCCC course, “Buying on eBay” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. Presenter will be Bob Moyer.

Feb. 24 n The free CCCC course, “Home Business Deducations and Taxes” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Sean Larsen.

Feb. 25 n The 2010 Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at the Harnett County Government Complex Commons. n The free CCCC course, “Finding and Writing Grants” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Karen Kennedy.


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n “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Open to the general public for all adults.


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No new candidates on third filing day

SANFORD — No new candidates filed to seek office during the third day of the filing period for local elections in 2010. Several candidates filed Monday, including incumbents Tracy Carter (Lee County sheriff), Susie Thomas (Lee County clerk of court), Jimmy Love Sr. (N.C. House District 51), Amy Dalrymple (Lee County Board of Commissioners District 2), Linda Shook (Lee County Board of Commissioners District 3), Linda Smith (Lee County Board of Education) Ellen Mangum (Lee County Board of Education), and Bob Etheridge (U.S. House) and challengers, Mike Womble, a former school board member seeking the District 3 seat on the Lee County Board of Commissioners, and John Bonardi, a former member of the Lee County Board of Education who filed to seek one of three seats available on that board in the May primary. In Johnston County, District Attorney Susan Doyle filed for re-election on Monday.


Doyle, a Republican, represents Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties. The filing period runs through Feb. 26. Candidates must file in person at the Lee County Board of Elections, 225 S. Steele St. The Lee County Board of Elections can be reached at (919) 718-4646. — by Gordon Anderson



Local Census workers sought

Students safely evacuated after school bus fire

SANFORD — Lee County is one of 39 counties in the state which is behind pace in hiring temporary workers to conduct the 2010 U.S. Census. To qualify for temporary Census employment, applicants must be able to read, write, and speak English, a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, pass a written test of basic skills, have a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, and commit to four days of paid training. Applicants should contact their local Census Office by calling (866) 861-2010.

SANFORD — A Lee County Schools bus caught fire this morning, forcing the safe evacuation of 15 students at Colon and Riddle Roads. According to the district, School Bus 173’s engine compartment, located in the right rear of the bus, caught fire, forcing the driver to pull over and get the students (about 15 high school students) out. The Northview Fire Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire. The students were placed on another bus and transported to school. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined. Damage to the 1998 Thomas bus is estimated at approximately $15,000. — by Caitlin Mullen; photo courtesy of Vincent Frye

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n Contact: 1615 Third Street Sanford Phone number: (919) 774-8940 n Current Year Funding: Donations n Number of people served by agency: 408 (2008) n Year agency began: 1985 (name changed to High to Healing Inc. in 1996) n Employees: None (all volunteers)

n Mission: Highway to Healing is a free quality transportation service for Lee County cancer patients. Its dedicated volunteers link patients to their needed therapy and give some relief to their families. n Why United Way is needed: “We need your funds, so we can carry out our mission. Thanks for helping us help those who need us.









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

‘Ask the superintendent’ a good start Our View Issue: Lee County Schools’ recent addition of an “Ask the Superintendent” tab on its Web site

Our stance: More interact between the school district, parents and the community in general should be a positive

We applaud any government entity when it improves the way it communicates with the public; so we’re pleased to see the new “Ask the Superintendent” button on the district’s Web site (http:// ... look down the left-hand rail). Clicking the link takes you to a question form, and Superintendent Jeff Moss says he’ll try to respond to each question within 48 hours. That could be a daunting task ... if there’s one thing that gets our readers buzzing, it’s the schools. We can only imagine the time he’ll have to put into it when big issues (history curriculum, tax referendums, scheduling) come

up. The point, according to Moss, is to allow the public to get questions answered directly by him and provide information that is “factually based.” In other words, it’s best to get it straight from the horse’s mouth. Again, kudos to Moss for this step in reaching out to the public. And yes, it’s via e-mail, but we live in a time when this is the most instant form of communication, particularly between the public and a governing body. There isn’t enough time for everybody to get their say in meetings, answering numerous phone calls can be time consuming (though more personal) and while an

open-door policy is nice, the public doesn’t always have time to go visit the superintendent. This is a good idea, and if Moss follows through on his promise to answer all questions in a timely manner, the community will be better for it. It’s important, too, that the district be more aggressive in getting the information out. When laptops and scheduling issues do arise, don’t rely on take-home surveys and parent complaints to be what gets the public buzzing. Being up front to begin with will lessen the need for an “Ask the Superintendent” button ... something we think the district would appreciate.

Scott Mooneyham Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham is a columnist with Capitol Press Association

Changing history


here’s certainly nothing wrong with advocates for the poor invoking the phrase social justice. Then again, I’m not quite sure what the words mean. OK, I get that those who speak of social justice generally are talking about equal opportunity, be it economic or something broader. And again, nothing wrong with that for those out there in the fray, pushing the public debate regarding how individual opportunity should be expanded, how policy and law can create level playing fields. But where does opportunity for some damage opportunity for others? These kinds of questions are often at the core of public policy debates. Look at the health care debate going on right now. Some families, through no fault of their own, face personal bankruptcy because of catastrophic health problems. Others largely satisfied with health care and health insurance don’t want benefits taxed or to otherwise see their economic opportunities diminish as a part of a national response. Meanwhile, the rising cost of medical care and its effect on government subsidized Medicaid and Medicare may mean diminished opportunities for our children and grandchildren. So, someone might speak of social justice regarding health care reform. That doesn’t mean that you or I are going to interpret the meaning the same way. Why all the waxing philosophical about invocations of social justice? The phrase shows up three times in a proposal to reconfigure the U.S. history curriculum in North Carolina public schools. The idea has conservatives up in arms because, as it exists right now, the plan would have 11th-graders study the nation’s history from after Reconstruction Era to the present day, from 1877 forward. In other words, no founding fathers, no Monroe Doctrine, No Louisiana Purchase, no Civil War. Currently, 11th-graders take a survey course that covers the country’s entire history. The plan would have 7th graders take a comprehensive U.S. history course. Right now, middle-grade students study world and North Carolina history. Public school officials say the end result would actually be more U.S. history instruction, not less. The intent, they say, isn’t to focus less on the founding fathers and the ideals that led to America’s founding, but to provide more in-depth study of larger themes. Perhaps. But using squishy terms filled with political connotations — rather than meaningful phrases such as “civil rights” and “equal protection under the law” — doesn’t instill much confidence. I don’t doubt that high school students would benefit from in-depth study of the civil rights movement. Many student never learn of significant events that happened in their own communities. But wouldn’t students also profit from examining the ideas of the founders, and the origins of the ideas that led to country’s founding?

LETTERS Media not doing enough to attract people to Temple Theatre To the Editor: I had the great privilege of attending “Blood Done Sign My Name” at Temple Theater last Sunday. The production was the best that I have seen in the five years that I have lived here in Lee County. It was both very entertaining and thought provoking in a profound way. I frankly believe that it should be required viewing for everyone living here. The Sunday performance was sold out; unfortunately all of the other performances weren’t. I believe that he only reason for this is that the publicity did not begin to do justice to the performance. If the people in this county realized the superb quality of this work, it would have easily sold out for all of the performances. I know that Peggy Taphorn did all she could to publicize it, but she can’t do it all by herself. We need the local press, radio, cable TV, churches and all of the civic organizations in the community to step up to the plate to encourage their listeners and members to take advantage of the wonderful community asset that we have in Temple Theater. I would express my gratitude to Peggy for bringing “Blood Done Sign My Name” to Sanford. I hope that she will consider bringing it back again for another run in the near future. ANDREW E. MANHARDT Sanford

Are our elected officials telling us the truth? To the Editor:

No act of charity A

nyone sitting in a dank, fetid Haitian jail for any reason probably deserves at least a measure of sympathy, so in that sense I feel sorry for the Baptist missionaries from Idaho charged with kidnapping 33 “orphans” and trying to take them out of the country. But what the do-gooders allegedly did was not just misguided. It could be criminal, and Haitian authorities are right to hold them accountable. Eugene Robinson Even in the midst of a terrible natural diColumnist saster, spiriting away a busload of kids in that Eugene Robinson is a columnist with the manner — with vague plans to worry about Washington Post Writers Group the “paperwork” later — is no act of charity. The missionaries’ misadventure can only make the work of those truly interested in the given the fact that thousands of Haitian children are effectively sold into servitude each welfare of neglected or abandoned children year, mostly as domestic workers. Known in more difficult. Creole as restaveks — from the French reste It doesn’t help the missionaries’ case that avec, or “stays with” — the children are vultheir leader, 40-year-old Laura Silsby, has, nerable to psychological, physical and sexual according to The Idaho Statesman, “a hisabuse. Mostly they are exploited in Haiti, tory of failing to pay debts, failing to pay but restaveks have been rescued from the employees and failing to follow Idaho laws.” Dominican Republic as well. At the border, The newspaper reported last weekend that Haitian authorities said there was no way to Silsby has been the target of eight lawsuits and 14 claims for unpaid wages, mostly relat- be sure that these people from Idaho had the children’s best interests at heart. ing to an Internet business that she founded But let’s assume they did. Let’s assume in 1999, and also that she had received four traffic citations since 1997 for having failed to that neither the missionaries nor the Hairegister or insure the vehicle she was driving. tians who signed the children away had any kind of nefarious intent. Even if we assume The Statesman also that all anyone wanted reported that “the $358,000 ‘True charity would have was for the children to house in a Boise suburb have better lives, what albeen to help those where (Silsby) founded her legedly took place was still nonprofit New Life Chilfamilies care for their wrong. dren’s Refuge in Novemchildren — not to put them Silsby’s intention, acber was foreclosed on in in a bus and drive cording to press reports, December.” What’s interthem away.’ was to find American esting about that isn’t the families to adopt the chilforeclosure but the time dren. I am a huge advocate frame: Silsby’s initiative of adoption, be it international, cross-racial to establish her own orphanage, or “refuge,” or cross-cultural; the bottom line should be for Haitian children was just weeks old. The the best interests of the child. But giving up a group planned to set up a facility to house, son or daughter is one of the most wrenching educate and outplace the orphans in the decisions a parent could ever face, and it has Dominican Republic. to be done right, with ample time to think When the Haiti earthquake struck, Silsby about it. No parent or guardian should ever and nine others flew down, assembled a have to surrender a child under duress. group of 33 boys and girls, and headed for I can’t imagine more duress than trying to the Dominican border. That was where provide for a family in the days after a disasHaitian police stopped them and discovered ter of the magnitude of the Haiti earthquake. they had none of the documents required to It was a moment of overwhelming need and take children out of the country. According to reports from Haiti, it has now despair — precisely the wrong moment to expect a parent or guardian to make a perbeen established that many, if not most, of manent, life-changing decision. the children were not even orphans. Silsby True charity would have been to help is believed to have had “permission” from at those families care for their children — not to least some of the children’s parents or guardput them in a bus and drive them away. ians to take them away. But in no instance, authorities say, did the missionaries have the proper documentation needed for a surrender of parental rights. And reports from Calebasse, the small town near Port-au-Prince God ... has committed to us the word of where most of the children lived, indicate reconcilliation. (2 Corinthinas 5:19) that some were handed over by adults who PRAYER: Father, help us to be a better were not their parents — a brother, a godChristian and a witness for You, so that that mother, an informal guardian. we may draw people to You. Amen. Did the Haitian authorities overreact? Not

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Fox News recently announced that the Social Security fund is virtually defunct. It is paying out more than it’s taking in. According to Fox, the federal government has taken that money and spent it elsewhere and now doesn’t have the funds to replace it. If this is true, isn’t the federal government guilty of embezzlement, fraud, grand larceny, misappropriation of funds, etc.? After all, it’s our money — not theirs. This reminds me of a letter I wrote some time ago to The Herald. It was titled “Is the Social Security Fund a cash drawer filled with IOUs?” I wrote that letter based upon a face-to-face conversation I had with Rep. Bob Etheridge here in Sanford a few years earlier. My first question to Mr. Etheridge was, “Why has Congress raided the Social Security Fund and spent the money elsewhere?” Mr. Etheridge responded, “Congress has not raided the fund. We only temporarily transferred the interest on the fund to be used on other programs.” My next question was, “When are you going to put it back?” I received no response. Someone is not telling the truth. I urge the readers, taxpayers and voters in Lee County and Sanford to contact Rep. Etheridge, Sen. Hagan and Sen. Burr to find out who is telling the truth and who is not. Simply ask them to produce objective, documented evidence that Fox News is wrong. I plan to ... will you please do the same? RUSSELL B. NOEL Lee County

Census 2010 a way to temporarily help jobless To the Editor: Tamara Brogan recently had a letter published entitled “Failures on the part of local leadership.” In that letter, she talks about the large amount of unemployment and lack of job prospects for Lee County. From much media coverage both in newspapers and TV, there are good temporary jobs that start about March of this year. What job prospects? As I understand it, Census 2010 workers are paid $13.50 per hour and up to 40 hours of work per week. A brochure says they pay for training and pay for mileage. Published figures indicate 24,000 jobs that must be filled. For those either underemployed, out of work or just need extra money ... check it out. To me, the best thing is to research it out on your computer and just “Google It” for Census 2010. DONNA WILBERG Sanford


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SANFORD — Funeral service for Frank Bush Jr., 62, of 202 Hillcrest Drive, who died Thursday (2/4/10), was conducted at Minter Cemetery in Sanford. Soloists were Micheal Bush, Minister D.Z. Carr and Crystal Myers. Pallbearers were Laymond Brown, Robert Lewis, James Dalrymple, Timothy Beasley, Ernest Murchison and Franklin Quick. Arrangements were by Watson Mortuary, Inc. of Sanford.

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Robert Fulton Deaton, 69, who died Saturday (2/6/10), was held Wednesday at Rogers Memorial Chapel. A graveside service followed at the Browns Chapel Church Cemetery in Spies. Officiating ministers for the service was Pastor Shawn Sanger and Pastor Doris Kelly. Soloist was Angie Sanger. Organist was Susan Poindexter. Pallbearers were Terry Deaton, Gerald Rosemond, Lee Buckner, Shawn Dorsett, T.J. Knight and Jose Isquierdo. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

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SANFORD — Eugene Crosby Smith, 80, of 1019 Courtland Village Drive, formerly of Dunn, died Monday (2/8/10) at Moore Regional Hospital in Southern Pines. He was born Jan. 17, 1930 in Halifax County, son of the late Claude Henderson and Elsie Sherman Vick Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, William K. Smith. He worked at Hood’s Drugstore in Dunn from 1945 to 1950. He was a school teacher in Aulander and Zebulon School Systems. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He is survived by brothers, Jerry Smith of Erwin, Claude Smith of California and Danny Smith of Sanford, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Cromartie Miller and Lee Funeral and Cremations of Dunn.

Larphenia Johnson RALEIGH — Larphenia Buie Johnson, 65, formerly of Olivia, died Wednesday (2/10/10) at Raleigh Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. Arrangements will be announced by Haywood Funeral Home, Inc. of Raleigh.

Edna Black LILLINGTON — Edna Black, 94, died Wednesday (2/10/10) at her home. A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Melissa Byrd Black. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm “P.M.� Black, and a grandson, Danny Woodley. She was a life-long member of Ephesus Presbyterian Church. She is survived by daughters, Doris B. Woodley and Deborah B. Buchanan, both of Lillington; a son, Ray C. Black of Fayetteville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Doris Woodley. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ephesus Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bertrand Pitchford officiating. Burial will follow in the church

cemetery. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Odell Graham OLIVIA — Odell Godfrey Graham, 95, died Wednesday (2/10/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1914 in Lee County, daughter of the late Charles Godfrey. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Justin Graham. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Charles Graham of Olivia; daughters, Carolyn Dalyrmple of Olivia and Faye Hall and husband Lloyd of Spring Lake, six grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the family home. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olivia Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Walton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Christy Dowd SILER CITY — Funeral service for Christy Bowles Dowd, who died Saturday (2/6/10), was held Wednesday at Rives Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. J.R. Bouldin and John Phillips officiating. Chad Gaines sang and Beth McCullough played piano. Recorded music was also played. Pallbearers were




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Henry Davis Sr. VASS — Henry Harrison Davis Sr., 81, of 4300 Lobelia Road, died Wednesday (2/10/10). Born in 1928, he was the son of the late John Arther and Rachial Black Davis. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was also a member of the Shriners and the Masons. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Rutherford Davis; daughters, Elizabeth June Davis of West Virginia, Deborah Davis of Pinehurst and Carolyn Sue Robinette of Florida; a son, Henry Harrison Davis Jr. of Florida; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita McMahon of Thomasville and Janice Craiger of Pennsylvania; and brothers, Lacy Davis and Bobby Davis, both of Maryland. He was

preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tanya Robinette. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home and immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with the Rev. Greg Poplin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Building Fund/ Debt Retirement. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory of Vass.

Annie Foy GREENSBORO — Annie Crews Foy, 75, died Sunday (2/7/10) at Golden Living Starmount in Greensboro. She is survived by Pauline Rankin Irving (Rev. Isaac J), former first lady of Poplar Springs AME Church in Sanford, and four other siblings. Siblings and their spouses will be greeting friends at 2716 Oak Ridge Road until this evening. Visitation and funeral services will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon today at Oak Ridge First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Webster officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Perry J. Brown Funeral Home of Greensboro.

POLICE BEAT SANFORD n Kimberly Charlene Harrington, 47, no address given, was charged Tuesday with failure to appear. n Otis Lee Steadman, 21, no address given, was charged Tuesday with assault on a female. n David Neal Jr., 48, of 213 Chatham St. was charged Tuesday with intoxicated and disruptive. n Troy Trenton Bethea, 37, no address given, was charged Tuesday with failure to appear. n Kevin David Riley, 29, of 409 Cox Maddox Road was charged Tuesday with failure to appear. n Joseph Waylon Millard, 26, of 399 Amos Bridges Road was charged Tuesday with failure to appear. n Bobby Lee Huff, 44, no address given, was charged Tuesday with larceny.

LEE COUNTY n A member of the Cricket Hearth Home Owners Association reported Tuesday that someone drove a vehicle around the community pool and damaged the grass. HARNETT COUNTY n Anthony Terrance Knight, 25, of 69 Carrot Lane, Lillington was charged Monday with possession of cocaine. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $1,000 secured bond. n John Romar Marsh Jr., 35, of 1936 Joel Johnson Road, Lillington was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $7,500 secured bond.


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for Lee County Schools, informed the Lee County Board of Education of the proposed changes at Tuesday night’s meeting. Social studies teachers said it can be hard to draft the perfect curriculum. “What we’re trying to do is so difficult with the time that we have,� said Ricky Secor, social studies department chair at West Lee Middle School. “We want our kids to understand the world but we also want them to understand the United States.� Fifth grade social studies currently teaches U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Central American history. Proposed changes would focus on major U.S. history. Sixth grade social studies would teach more on world civilization from the beginning of human society to the 1700s, instead of the current emphasis on South America and Europe. Seventh grade now focuses on Africa, Asia and Australia. Proposed changes would teach North Carolina and U.S. history, and its connection to the world, from the 1600s to about 1970. Eighth grade history now focuses on North Carolina development and creation. Proposed changes would have it focus more on global community perspective concentrating on events from 1950 to the present. Ninth grade history now focuses on world history. Proposed changes would teach

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from more of a global, 21st century perspective like world issues, culture and U.S. and global connections. Tenth grade history currently looks at civics and economics and proposed changes would involve teaching larger concepts within that subject and providing more of an updated focus. Eleventh grade currently teaches general U.S. history; proposed changes would teach students U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The proposed changes will continue to be refined before the state Board of Education considers them later this year, according to a DPI press release. The Lee County Board of Education decided to send DPI a letter voicing the board’s concern over the effect the proposed changes could have on students’ education. Board Vice Chairman Lynn Smith said the changes could limit the scope of history. Facebook group “Say ‘NO’ to North Carolina’s U.S. History Curriculum

U.S. history 1877-present

Change� garnered 239 members Wednesday afternoon. Many are upset that the changes could take away from high school history education. “I understand the argument put forth,� said Troy Kickler, director of the North Carolina History Project, “but I’m worried about the relegation of an important part of our history to the elementary years. ... I’m worried that if it’s only taught in the fourth grade and the seventh grade, they will walk away with a minimal understanding.� Kickler, a Sanford resident who has taught U.S. history at the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University, said elementary-age children can understand facts and dates, but don’t do well with abstract concepts, like themes of war. “Human beings, as they grow older, are capable of thinking more and more abstractly,� he said. “I’m afraid there will be a big disconnect� for younger students.

Trisha Furrie, social studies department chair at Southern Lee High School, said her department is “not too happy� about the proposed changes. “There’s a large area of history there the students won’t be getting,� she said. And though certain history is introduced at earlier ages, “by the time we get them in the eleventh grade, they’ve forgotten it. None of us are very happy about the situation. It does the students a disservice by cutting out anything prior to 1877.� After DPI made changes to the curriculum several years ago, Furrie said, it moved early American history, including colonial America and the Revolutionary War, to the tenth grade civics and economics class, where they have very little time to spend on the early history. The U.S. history class currently begins at 1789, she said. “When they get to us, we start with Washington’s first term,� she said. “It should all be in the same class. It’s unbelievable.� Steve Underwood, social studies department chair at Lee County High School, said he doesn’t care for DPI’s approach to changing the curriculum. “The best success we’ve ever had was when U.S. history was a two-semester course,� he said. Underwood also said civics could be moved to twelfth grade and U.S. history could be offered as two separate courses — splitting history at the Reconstruction Era — in the tenth and eleventh grades. “I don’t think that

there’s really a good answer,� he said. “To teach more in depth, you’ve got to be sure they’ve had this other material� in the earlier grades. Plus, he added, history and science often fall by the wayside when it comes to teaching students what they need to know for tests; reading and math tend to be more important, and Underwood said he completely understands this. But if this happens at the earlier grade levels, students could lose out on critical history information that’s needed in later social studies classes, he said. “There’s an assumption that they’re going to have this wonderful base of knowledge. I would love to think that’s going to happen but I have my doubts,� he said. Secor said his staff all have varying opinions on the proposed changes because they teach different subjects. He said he can see both good and bad to the curriculum alterations. He added that it’s important for the public to remember teachers have to provide more information now that more time has passed. “We now have to teach Vietnam and the War on Terror,� he said. “It’s a longer amount of years in the same amount of time.� Furrie said teachers can express their concern over the proposed changes on DPI’s Web site, but “that’s pretty much all we can do.� Secor encourages department staff to send their comments to the central office. He said he hopes to learn more about the changes in an effort to understand the different viewpoints. “I want to know as much about it before I decide this is some huge, drastic change that changes everything,� he said.

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should expect the process to take less than an hour. “It’s a very simply, very sound repair,� he added. In his letter, Wynns wrote his staff has the “tools and equipment necessary� to fix the pedal entrapment recall in Camrys. In addition, customers will receive a free car wash and discount coupons for future work if they bring in a recalled vehicle. “Our customers have relayed to us that they have total confidence in their cars, and they’ve been very patient,� Wynns said. “Their response has been nothing short of remarkable.� Wynns’ letter is part of a national effort on Toyota’s part to win customers back. Toyota has been encouraging dealers to contact local members of Congress.

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ment, the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, and several area churches, Shaw said. There’s room at the park for between 4,000 and 4,500 of the bricks, Shaw said. “If we could sell them all, that would be pretty sweet,� he said. “We’re getting pretty close to the limit of our funds, and it would be a shame for this project to have to go on hold because we don’t have enough money.� Also available are “patron donor� bricks, which are 8 inches by 8 inches. The minimum donation for these is $500. The city adopted a similar approach to helping fund improvements at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Shaw said progress at the park is moving along steadily. “The weather lately has been a problem, obviously,� Shaw said. “But just (Tuesday) we had a delivery of the bricks for the main column, and we’re moving forward as we can.�

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MEBANE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two sisters from South Carolina have died after another driver hit their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stalled car on an interstate in North Carolina. The N.C. Highway Patrol told multiple media outlets that 9year-old Mequea Spears and 5-year-old Aiysha Spears of Bennettsville, S.C., were killed Tuesday when a Ford Explorer rear-ended their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honda Civic. Authorities say the Civic was stalled on westbound Interstate 85 near Mebane. The girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother, 31-yearold Andrea L. Purvis, and an 8-year-old child in her car were taken to hospitals for treatment. The driver of the Explorer, 52-year-old John Dieter of Durham, N.C., was treated at the scene. Troopers say they do not plan to charge him. All three children were in child or booster seats.

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two former investors in a never-built ethanol plant in Beaufort County each received 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for scheming to give a state environmental regulator nearly $200,000 to speed up the plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s air quality permit. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced David Lee Brady, 76, of Raleigh and former Wake Forest Mayor James Albert Perry Jr., 62, in federal court. Each had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit extortion last June after they were indicted on multiple counts in late 2008. The two men acknowledged in court documents they had agreed to give $196,000 in cash and consulting fees to former state environmental regulator Boyce Allen Hudson. They had worked with Hudson in 2004 to get permits accelerated for the $220 million plant proposed by Agri-Ethanol Products LLC. Brady and Perry both had a one-third share in the company. Helping move projects through the regulatory process isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inherently wrong unless people who do so are on the take, U.S. Attorney George Holding said in an interview following the hearing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past eight years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen corruption in all forms and fashions,â&#x20AC;? said Holding, whose office has prosecuted former state House Speaker Jim Black and U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corruption undermines the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trust and confidence in their elected officials.â&#x20AC;?

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GREENSBORO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A North Carolina university is launching a program designed to offer financial and academic aid which will help eligible students graduate with little or no debt. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is starting the UNCG Guarantee. The first scholars in the program will begin in fall 2010. It is being created through UNCGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $6 million gift from an anonymous donor who in 2009 gave gifts to several American universities. Phase One of the program will provide support for 30 to 40 first-year students. With current resources, it is expected that the program can initially fund up to 140 scholars over four years. The UNCG Guarantee is modeled after the Carolina Covenant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was launched in 2003. N.C. State has a similar program.

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her, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What more is there to say?â&#x20AC;? asked the judge, who looked at his watch, turned his back to the courtroom and closed his eyes during Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questioning. The judges are hearing testimony about Taylor, whose case was forwarded by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. He was sentenced to life in 1993 for the murder of a prostitute in Raleigh and has maintained his innocence since his arrest. Taylor broke down on the stand when attorney Joe Cheshire asked him to tell the judges about the effect of his crack cocaine addiction on his family. Speaking so softly that he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be heard through his tears, Taylor said when he was using crack he lacked interest in anything else: â&#x20AC;&#x153;No food, no water, no relationships. Nothing to consider except that next hit.â&#x20AC;? Earlier Wednesday, Taylor took the stand again for day two of cross-examination by Ford, who prosecuted Taylor at trial.

for aide RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A federal judge set a tentative April start date Wednesday for the corruption trial of an ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, saying prompt resolution was in the best interests of Ruffin Poole and the government. District Judge Terrence Boyle laid out a schedule for the trial to begin the week of April 26 during a hearing attended by Poole, his defense attorney and lawyers for the government. Earlier this week, Poole defense attorney Joe Zeszotarski wrote in a motion that he would prefer an August start date because of the mountain of government evidence he has to go through, combined with responsibilities for other clients. But Boyle sought to pace the case more quickly than even the U.S. Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, which had suggested a May 17 start in a motion filed last week. Boyle said Zeszotarski would have to deal with his own workload.

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Woman faced financial woes before trip By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer

BOISE, Idaho â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In the days after the Haiti earthquake, Laura Silsby made a series of calls around the country to mobilize a trip to rescue orphaned children from the disaster. She enlisted members of her Baptist church and told them she had all the necessary paperwork. She even found a Kentucky couple, Richard and Malinda Pickett, who had been trying to adopt three siblings from Haiti and told them she could get the children out. The Picketts say they politely declined, figuring the youngsters were safe and would soon be evacuated to their new home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife told her that under no conditions should she try to move the kids â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that would just interfere with our plans. But she called two more times, and the last time she called, on the 25th, she said she was getting on a flight and would like to pick up our kids,â&#x20AC;? Richard Pickett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife, for the third time, told her no way â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stay away from them.â&#x20AC;?

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Laura Silsby, one of the 10 Americans arrested while trying to bus children out of Haiti, exits a police car outside the court building in Port-au-Prince. A few days later, Silsby and nine other Americans were charged in Haiti with kidnapping for trying to take 33 children out of the country without proper documentation. The 10 defendants remain in jail in Haiti. The Haitian and U.S. governments are investigating Silsby and her group, trying to determine why they were rounding up children, many of whom were not orphans. Silsby and her supporters say they just wanted to save youngsters from the chaos, disease and uncertainty of quake-ravaged Haiti. Others, like the Picketts,

arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convinced. A closer look at Silsby shows that the adoption fiasco followed a certain pattern seen in her life. The 40-year-old businesswoman and mother of three has been known to make big promises and big plans that often give way to questionable behavior and legal action. Court records show she has a habit of failing to pay employees, creditors and taxes. In the last year alone saw her home go into foreclosure and watched a number of legal proceedings against her and her business wend their way through Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courts.

The Lee County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications to serve on the Board of Equalization and Review for a 3-year term. Applications may be obtained on line at or by contacting Clerk to the Board Gaynell Lee at 718-4605 Ext. 5507. Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2010. Applicants must be available to attend meetings during business work hours. N.C. Gen Stat 105-312 empowers the Board of Commissioners to delegate to the Board of Equalization and Review the right to compromise, settle, or adjust the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim for taxes resulting from property discovered upon petition of the taxpayer in appropriate circumstances.

All of this happened as she became highly passionate about helping kids in the Dominican Republic, according to those who know her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had explained that she felt absolutely driven in her heart to open an orphanage in the Dominican Republic,â&#x20AC;? said Nancy Batteen, owner of a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-hand clothing store in Boise where Silsby shopped. Silsby showed her knack for achievement early, earning a high school diploma at 15, according to an old news release from her company. She went on to study business administration and accounting at Washington State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1991. She took a job with Hewlett Packard in Boise, working for six years in financing and Internet marketing positions. In 2000, Silsby and a man named James Hammons patented a method for creating and operating a personalized Internet store. She used the method to found a company that would do business under the name Avenue Me. The goal, Silsby told associates, was to create an online personalized shopping experience for those too busy to dig through several stores or Web sites.

said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried about details of his wild side being portrayed.

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76

New aerial NYPD photos of 9/11 attack released

DALLAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie and book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War,â&#x20AC;? died Wednesday. He was 76. Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said hospital spokeswoman Yana Ogletree. Wilson was pronounced dead on arrival, and the preliminary cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest, she said. Wilson represented the 2nd District in east Texas in the U.S. House from 1973 to 1996 and was known in Washington as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Time Charlieâ&#x20AC;? for his reputation as a hard-drinking womanizer. He once called former congresswoman Pat Schroeder â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babycakes,â&#x20AC;? and tried to take a beauty queen with him on a government trip to Afghanistan. Actor Tom Hanks portrayed Wilson in the 2007 movie about Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to arm Afghan mujahedeen during Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Wilson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped secure money for weapons, plunging the U.S. into a risky venture against the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other superpower. In an interview with The Associated Press after the book was published in 2003, he

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Newly released aerial photos of the World Trade Center terror attack capture the towersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dramatic collapse, from just after the first fiery plane strike to the apocalyptic dust clouds that spread over lower Manhattan and its harbor. The images were taken from a police helicopter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the only photographers allowed in the air space near the towers on Sept. 11, 2001. They were obtained by ABC News after it filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which investigated the collapse. The chief curator of the planned Sept. 11 museum, which is compiling a digital archive of attack coverage, said the still images are â&#x20AC;&#x153;a phenomenal body of workâ&#x20AC;? that show a new, wide-angle look at the towersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collapse and the gray dust clouds that shrouded the city afterward.

Obama, black leaders focus on economic times

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prominent African-American leaders pressed President Barack Obama on Wednesday to pursue an economic agenda that includes targeted help for blacks, whose unemployment rate is much higher than the national average and nearly twice that of whites. The three men who met privately with Obama for about an hour said they pushed for aid in urban and rural areas with large numbers of hurting minorities. It is the same message they hope to deliver to lawmakers of both parties as Congress considers new jobs legislation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not seek any special kind of edict ... from the president because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s African-American,â&#x20AC;? said the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect to be included in the process.â&#x20AC;? The meeting yielded no announcements or initiatives, although the leaders said they mainly wanted Obama to hear their message, and they professed confidence that he did.

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Leno thanks Letterman for ad invite By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jay Leno has a message for David Letterman: Thanks. Leno said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;whatever happened in the last 18 years disappearedâ&#x20AC;? when the two comics got together to film their surprise Super Bowl ad last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very gracious,â&#x20AC;? Leno said Monday on his prime-time show, which ends Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talked about the old days. We told some jokes. It was really good to see him.â&#x20AC;? Lettermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bitterness at losing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show job to Leno nearly two decades ago has long been obvious to his CBS viewers. Leno is a frequent target of Lettermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jokes, which escalated during last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama over Leno reclaiming the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show.

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In an file photo from video provided by CBS, David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno, from right, record a promo for CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Showâ&#x20AC;? that aired during the Leno returned fire when the jokes got particularly rough. It was a perfect setup for the Super Bowl promo. A grumpy Letterman complained to Oprah Winfrey about being at a lousy Super Bowl party, and the camera panned back to reveal Leno on the other side of a couch,

saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just saying that because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter what animosity there is between comedians, a good joke is a good joke,â&#x20AC;? Leno said. Letterman, for his part, joked in his monologue about his mother wondering who it was sitting on the couch with Winfrey and Leno.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People really thought this was big-time stuff, so I just want to take a second here now to thank the actors who played Oprah and also Jay Leno,â&#x20AC;? he said on his show Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did a tremendous job.â&#x20AC;? Leno, a notorious workaholic, took a day off from his show to fly to New York to make the 15-second promo. He was driven to Lettermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio on a black SUV and hustled in, wearing a disguise. Leno said an NBC executive later approached him, saying the network believed Letterman was taping a secret show because someone entered the studio from a black SUV. NBC believed that Letterman was doing a show with President Barack Obama, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;keep me posted,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Leno said.

Lil Wayne sentencing postponed for dental reasons

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rap star Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for dental surgery. The Grammy Awardwinning rapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentencing in a New York City gun case was postponed Tuesday, because he needs to finish a string of recent surgeries before he goes

to jail. Lil Wayne, one of musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest sellers and rapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest stars, is poised to spend as much as a year in jail under a plea deal, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months. Sentencing now is scheduled for March 2.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon said it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be put off any further. The diminutive rapper, his hair in dreadlocks, said nothing at a brief court session Tuesday afternoon. He left in a black SUV, flanked by fellow rapper Birdman and others.

Defense lawyer Stacey Richman said Lil Wayne was headed home to Miami for dental work Friday. She declined to specify his malady. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a medical situation that, like (it would for) any of us, has to be addressed,â&#x20AC;? she said outside court.

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John Mayer mouths off about Jessica, Jen, more

wish I could be with her. But I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the fact that I need to be 32,â&#x20AC;? he said.

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Mayer is once again making news with his mouth, not his music. The Grammywinner gave an interview to the March edition of Playboy, Mayer and in it, he calls former girlfriend Jessica Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexual napalmâ&#x20AC;? and says Jennifer Aniston is a technophobe who wishes she could go back to her successful prime â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which he figures was 12 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;These are the new rules,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said. Mayer spent a good part of the interview talking about how much he still loves Aniston, whom he dated off and on for about two years before they broke up for good last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very protective of Jen,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you ever loved somebody, loved her completely, but had to end the relationship for life reasons?â&#x20AC;? Yet he also doles out what appear to be digs at Aniston, including stressing their age difference (she recently turned 41). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be sorry that it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last. In some ways I

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LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jillian Michaels has been sued for alleged false advertising by a woman who claims she was duped into buying a diet supplement endorsed by the celebrity trainer. Christie Christensen of Lake Elsinore, Calif., is seeking class-action status for the case she filed Tuesday in Los Angeles. Michaels is a hard-charging, no-nonsense trainer bestknown as one of the stars of NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit reality show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Biggest Loser.â&#x20AC;? Christensenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawsuit claims she bought a product called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Controlâ&#x20AC;? last month and that it has failed to lessen her appetite or cause her to lose weight as advertised.

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10A / Thursday, February 11, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR SANFORD TODAY






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STATE FORECAST Mountains: Today, skies will be mostly sunny. Friday, skies will be partly cloudy. Saturday we will continue to see partly cloudy skies. Piedmont: Today, skies will be sunny. Skies will be mostly sunny Friday.





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Enough already: Snow breaks mid-Atlantic records By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Worst winter ever? The second blizzard in less than a week buried the most populous stretch of the East Coast under nearly a foot of snow Wednesday, breaking records for the snowiest winter and demoralizing millions of people still trying to dig out from the previous storm. Conditions in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital were so bad that even plows were advised to get off the roads, and forecasters were eyeing a third storm that could be brewing for next week. For many families, the first storm was a fun weekend diversion. People even went skiing past Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monuments. But Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blizzard quickly became a serious safety concern. The

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As a another winter blizzard hits the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital a woman makes her way through downtown streets in whiteout conditions, Wednesday in Washington. Pennsylvania governor shut down some highways and warned that people who drove were risking their lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen enough,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Daly, 57, as gusts of wind and snow lashed his face in Arlington, Va., where streets were nearly empty just a few days after people had been playing

in the snow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary and beautiful at the same time. I wanted to shovel but thought if I had a heart attack it could be a while before anybody found me in this kind of weather.â&#x20AC;? Old-timers talk about a storm that blew through Washington in 1922, collapsing the roof on the

Knickerbocker theater and killing more than 90 people. Their great-greatgrandchildren will be able to describe the back-toback blizzards of 2010, which were not nearly as deadly but set records for the snowiest winters ever in Washington and Baltimore. Up to 16 inches fell in parts of western Maryland. Reagan National Airport in Washington had nearly 10 inches by 2 p.m., and Baltimore got nearly a foot. That was on top of totals up to 3 feet in some places from the weekend storm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never in my lifetime seen or heard anything quite like this,â&#x20AC;? said D.C. Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin, who was born and raised in the District. The previous records for snowiest winters were 62.5 inches in Baltimore in 1995-96, and 54.4 inches in Washington in 1898-99. As of Wednesday after-

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noon, Baltimore had 72.3 inches so far this winter and Reagan had 54.9. Heavy snow also fell in New York and New Jersey. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights, and New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.1 million schoolchildren enjoyed only their third snow day in six years. The District of Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two airports had no flights coming or going Wednesday. The streets of downtown Philadelphia, which was close to setting its own snow record, were nearly vacant as people heeded the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to stay home. Entrance ramps to closed highways were blockaded, and the Pennsylvania National Guard


had Humvees stocked with food and blankets ready to help anyone who got stuck. Earlier in the day, crashes closed a ninemile stretch of Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, sending 17 people to the hospital, none with serious injuries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For your safety, do not drive,â&#x20AC;? Gov. Ed Rendell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will risk your life and, potentially, the lives of others if you get stuck on highways or any road.â&#x20AC;? In Virginia, where some areas had snow totals exceeding 30 inches from the two storms, winds were howling at 50 mph and temperatures were plunging. Gov. Bob McDonnell urged people to stay indoors.

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Cavs clinch first place


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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is worried a badly bruised right shin will keep her out of the Vancouver Olympics, a startling announcement so close to the start of an event shaping up as a showcase for the U.S. skiing star. Vonn revealed Wednesday that she was injured in a slalom training run Feb. 2 during pre-Olympic practice in Austria. It was her first trip down the slopes of what was supposed to be three days of practice. “I’m sitting here today questioning whether, you know, I’ll be even able to ski,” Vonn said at a news conference. “I have to play it by ear.” As a two-time reigning overall World Cup champion, the 25-year-old who lives and trains in Vail, Colo., has been considered a contender to win multiple medals. Asked whether she could be forced to sit out altogether, Vonn replied: “Yeah, that’s a possibility.” She hasn’t skied since getting hurt and said it’s even been painful to simply put on a pair of ski boots in her hotel room to test the leg. Vonn said the bruising covers about a 6-inch swath of her lower right leg — starting from where the top of a boot rests against her


CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina’s Travis Wear is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. The school says the 6-foot10 freshman sprained his left ankle when he landed on a teammate’s foot while grabbing a rebound during Tuesday’s practice. X-rays showed no fracture, but Wear is on crutches and will miss Wednesday night’s game against rival Duke. Wear is averaging about five points and four rebounds off the bench. He had become the first frontcourt player off the bench since 7-footer Tyler Zeller went down last month with a stress fracture in his foot.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter likes the Yankees’ chance to repeat as World Series champions. Jeter took four weeks off after the postseason, then started indoor workouts. He began outdoor drills in mid-January and said Wednesday that “I like the team that we have.” Jeter is entering the final season of a $189 million, 10-year contract. He plans to address the topic after New York media arrives for spring training next week.

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Lee County’s Isaiah Williams (left) looks for an opening against Western Harnett’s Darian McNeill (right) recently.

Jackets riding a hot streak to close season By RYAN SARDA

SANFORD — The Lee County boys’ basketball team is rolling and head coach Reggie Peace is enjoying every second of it. At one point this season, Lee County had lost its first 10 Tri-9 Conference games and found itself looking up at the rest of the league in last place. Since then, the Yellow Jackets (9-13, 5-10) have won seven of

their last eight games, including five straight league victories after Tuesday night’s 73-68 victory over Panther Creek, and have turned what once looked like a rebuilding season into one filled with much success in the second half. “When we were struggling, the kids never put their heads down, never pouted and never sulked,” said Peace. “They have shown tremendous character

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SANFORD — The Southern Lee Cavaliers had done what they’ve had to do. Then they had to play the waiting game. But they didn’t have to wait for long. With their 66-47 victory over Douglas Byrd in Tuesday night’s regular season finale, the Cavaliers guaranteed themselves at least a share of the Cape Fear Valley Conference championship, earning the regular season conference crown for the fourth straight season. “It’s a great feeling to accomplish what we’ve accomplished,” said Southern Lee head coach Gaston Collins. “More credit goes to the guys, though. They came in and bought into the system and executed. I’m proud of this team.” Westover (15-5, 9-2), a team that handed Southern Lee its only loss of the conference season, still had two games remaining entering Wednesday night. The Wolverines battled Union Pines in Cameron, but fell 49-46, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight title. The Cavaliers (15-7, 11-1) were led by senior A.J. Jackson’s 18 points and five rebounds in their victory over Byrd. Darius Gill added 15 points and five boards. Shakeer Alston had eight points and also had five rebounds. Josh Mellette added six points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Also contributing for the Cavaliers was Ace Chalmers with six points, six assists and four rebounds. Darren Perry also scored six. During the coaches meeting, the Cavaliers will learn of their opponent in the first round of the conference tournament. “We’ve got to continue practicing and improving on the things that we haven’t been doing too well,” said Collins.


North Carolina’s Dexter Strickland, front, and Duke’s Jon Scheyer, back, chase a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday. AP photo

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2B / Thursday, February 11, 2010 / The Sanford Herald NASCAR NOTES Patrick has no trouble in first Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;wide practice DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Danica Patrick has taken the next step in her stock car racing education, staying out of trouble and learning as much as she can in her first NASCAR Nationwide series practice at Daytona International Speedway. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., says she was comfortable in the car Wednesday and did a good job handling the jump from ARCA to Nationwide. After finishing sixth in the Daytona ARCA race on Saturday, Patrick is preparing to make her Nationwide race debut Saturday. Patrick finished 26th on the speed chart. Eury said practice speeds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly important at Daytona because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t indicate how fast the car will be in the race.

Another Daytona wreck collects champ Johnson DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jimmie Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quest for a fifth straight NASCAR championship will begin in a backup car. Johnson was involved in the latest wreck at Daytona International Speedway on Wednesday, doing enough damage that crew chief Chad Knaus decided to scrap the primary car for Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season-opening race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just riding along and thought everything was fine, and the next thing you know, I was in the middle of it,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. Joey Logano also got caught up in the accident during the second practice at Daytona International Speedway. Mike Bliss triggered it when he lost control of his car coming out of a turn. Bliss turned sideways, seemingly got tapped by Derrick Cope, then shot across the track and rammed into Logano. Logano also was forced into a backup car. Kyle Busch weaved through the wreckage and avoided any damage.


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BOYS BASKETBALL Yellow Jackets win for 7th time in last 8 CARY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to imagine any team wants to face the Lee County Yellow Jackets right now. After opening their Tri-9 Conference season winless through 10 games, Lee County has won seven of its last eight games overall, including five league contests. The Jackets continued their hot play with a come-from-behind 73-68 victory over Panther Creek on Tuesday night. Isaiah Williams led the Jackets (9-13, 5-10) with 19 points while his twin Israel added 13 points. Lee County trailed 41-27 at the half on the road, but used a 28-16 advantage in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory.


North Carolina Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Davis (22) goes to the basket against Georgia Tech defenders during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Atlanta on Saturday. The Wolfpackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Virginia Tech did not finish by presstime.


500 may not be Waltripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As Michael Waltrip prepared for what could be the final Daytona 500 of his career, he took exception when someone described him as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a pretty good driver.â&#x20AC;? Pretty good drivers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last 25 years at NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top level. Pretty good drivers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get two different opportunities to drive for Dale Earnhardt. Pretty good drivers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win two Daytona 500s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to let that go in my brain because I think I am at least a good driver,â&#x20AC;? Waltrip said Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m better than pretty good. I think what says a lot about my character and attitude is that when I lined up to run the 2001

Daytona 500 I was 0 for 462, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the record said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I was convinced that I was going to win that race. I believed in my heart that I had the tools, and I knew I had the ability to win that race. And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know of very many people in this sport who could have lost 462 races and lined up in a car and driven to a win in their 463rd race.â&#x20AC;? The record book shows that Waltrip is 4 for 759, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not totally clear just how many races will be added to that total. Faced with a decision to prolong his driving career or focus on the continued growth of Michael Waltrip Racing, he had to think of the betterment of his race team. It meant turning his car

over to free agent Martin Truex Jr., and scaling back into a much more limited schedule. Only sponsorship didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t develop the way Waltrip had hoped, and he headed into the season with only the season-opening Daytona 500 secure on his schedule. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since put together a deal that will likely allow him to race at Talladega Superspeedway in April, but Waltrip feels confident this is likely his final 500. And his participation in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season-opener isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even guaranteed. Waltrip must earn his way into the starting lineup via one of Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualifying races. He can win a spot in the 43-car field by either claiming one of the two â&#x20AC;&#x153;transferâ&#x20AC;? spots in his race, or, if Bill Elliott, Scott Speed

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Just taking a scenic stroll around Pebble Beach makes it obvious the U.S. Open will be here this summer. Not because of whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here, but whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. The rock is gone. While not the most famous landmark in golf, the white, knee-high rock has been part of the eighth fairway at Pebble Beach for years. Because the tee shot is uphill to a blind fairway, it was positioned at the top of the hill to serve as a target. But with the U.S. Open four months away, the target has changed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really in a good line anymore,â&#x20AC;? Adam Scott said Wednesday. He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to Pebble Beach since 1999 when he lost in the first round of the U.S. Amateur, and Scott noticed it was missing right away.

The fairway used to be plenty wide, stretching from inside the cart path on the left to the water hazard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also known as the Pacific Ocean â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to the right. The USGA already is defining the fairway widths, so the rough now juts in some 25 yards from the left. Tim Petrovic found that out the hard way. He hit what appeared to be a suitable drive on the eighth hole, only to climb the hill and see his ball in the rough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fairway used to be all the way to that fence,â&#x20AC;? he said, pointing to an enclosed concession area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, this is different.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only change this week. The AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm gets under way on Thursday with a different rotation of courses and

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throughout this entire season and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept working all season. Their hard work is paying off and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showing out on the court. Everyone is getting better at the same time and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helping us win.â&#x20AC;? Their recent surge in the second half of the season has given the Yellow Jackets an opportunity of earning a fifth-place finish in the conference. The Yellow Jackets are currently a game out of the fifth spot behind Athens Drive (9-11, 6-8), which played at Panther Creek on Wednesday night. Results of the Athens Drive-Panther Creek game were not available at presstime. The Jaguars will close out their season at home on Friday night against Holly Springs. The Yellow Jackets will close out their regular season on Friday night when they host last-place Fuquay-Varina at 7:30 in Sanford. A Lee County victory and a pair of Athens Drive losses could help the Yellow Jackets secure fifth place, which could be enough to potentially lock up a spot in the NCHSAA 4-A State Playoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to continue pushing the ball up the floor,â&#x20AC;? Peace said in advance of Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Fuquay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done

some new faces. Several players decided to sign up this year to get acquainted with a U.S. Open course, such as Scott, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, who last played Pebble in 2001 with his sister as his amateur partner. More significant is the change in course rotation. Poppy Hills, which players not-so-affectionately referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sloppy Hillsâ&#x20AC;? because it drained so poorly, has been replaced by the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. One way to tell the difference between the Pebble regulars and those wanting a sneak preview of the U.S. Open is where they play practice rounds. The regulars canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see the Shore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a big difference in

extremely well with these last few games. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved the ball and kept people in front of us. On defense, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve manned up and picked up the intensity. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep doing those things against Fuquay if we want to win.â&#x20AC;? Even when his team was looking up at the rest of the conference with an 0-10 record, Peace never once doubted his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances of making a run in conference play during the second half of the season. After a 76-41 loss to Apex, which has been the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only blowout loss of the conference season, the Yellow Jackets went on to win four of their next five. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always felt pretty good about our chances of doing well in the conference because nobody had really blown us out other than Apex,â&#x20AC;? said Peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was that Apex loss that kind of woke us up and got us going and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing well since then.â&#x20AC;? The loss to Apex was something Peace never wanted to see happen again. He adjusted his personnel by changing his starting five to a smaller, quicker lineup. His new lineup included a group of three guards (Isaiah Williams, Israel Williams and Russell Tatum) and two forwards (Dillon Teel and Chris Thompson). His top substitutes off the bench include big men Ricky West and Dequan Swann and

scoring,â&#x20AC;? Davis Love III said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it will be a big difference in perception. This will be like a breath of fresh air.â&#x20AC;? The course was renovated by Mike Strantz, the last course he built before dying of tongue cancer. The heart of the course runs along the California shore, offering spectacular vistas, the look of links golf and sand-capped fairways that allow it to drain better than Pebble Beach or Spyglass Hill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best renovation Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen, anywhere,â&#x20AC;? Brad Faxon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he absolutely nailed it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a seaside course with everything you would want to have. I think it rivals every bit Pebble Beach and Spyglass for quality.â&#x20AC;? It just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t host the U.S. Open this summer, which is why Pebble will get most of the attention.

key contributor Darius Cameron. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This rotation has been working very well for us lately,â&#x20AC;? said Peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys on the floor have been defending well for us and they have shared the ball very well and have moved it around effectively. Our subs have been giving us key minutes off the bench during this stretch. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working very well.â&#x20AC;? Peace likes having his two big men coming off the bench because they provide a huge spark in the paint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working because they can kind of get a feel for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on from the bench,â&#x20AC;? said Peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can sit for about the first two or three minutes, seeing whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working. When they go into the game, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a pretty good idea as to what they need to do to help us finish. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a great job with their new roles.â&#x20AC;? Headed into their final game of the season with an opportunity at the playoffs at stake, Peace remains confident about the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success in the conference tournament, which begins next week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m feeling very good about this team,â&#x20AC;? said Peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys have really bought into our system during this last half of the season. The guys are playing much better. Everyone seems to be playing better at the same time and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showing out on the floor.â&#x20AC;?

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Vikings fans use billboard persuasion for Brett Favre

Purchase puts Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; AHL affiliate in NC CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Carolina Hurricanes are getting their wish: their top minor-league affiliate is coming to North Carolina. The owner of Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ECHL team announced Wednesday that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purchased the Albany River Rats and will move the money-losing American Hockey League club from New York to Charlotte for next season. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be called the Charlotte Checkers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the same name the lower-tier ECHL team has had â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and play in the downtown Time Warner Cable Arena. The move means less than a 3-hour drive for the Hurricanes to move players up or down. The team also hopes to widen its fan base. Checkers owner Michael Kahn says he expects to sell the ECHL team within the

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Last summer, coaches and players lobbied Brett Favre to join the Minnesota Vikings through text messages, phone calls and in-person visits. This year, the public has started the persuasion process for them. Driven to show their appreciation for Favreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storied first season with Minnesota, a group of Vikings fans has taken out advertising space on a digital billboard near the 40-year-old quarterbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Hattiesburg, Miss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey No. 4, do Minnesota fans love you and want you back next year? You Brettcha!â&#x20AC;? the message reads.

Texans extend Kubiakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract HOUSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Houston Texans owner Bob McNair watched with admiration as the New Orleans Saints celebrated their first Super Bowl victory. McNair is confident that Gary Kubiak will lead the Texans to one very soon. The Texans announced Wednesday that Kubiak has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2012 season, a vote of confidence after the team finished 9-7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the first winning record in the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight-year history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a foundation in place,â&#x20AC;? McNair said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go out and establish the foundation, which is what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing the last eight years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some outstanding players, and we just have to keep building on that.â&#x20AC;?


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NBA Standings Cleveland Orlando Atlanta Boston Toronto Charlotte Chicago Miami Milwaukee Philadelphia New York Detroit Indiana Washington New Jersey

W 42 35 33 32 28 25 25 25 23 20 19 18 18 17 4

L 11 17 17 17 23 25 25 27 27 31 32 32 34 33 47

L.A. Lakers Denver Utah Dallas Phoenix Oklahoma City San Antonio Portland Houston New Orleans Memphis L.A. Clippers Sacramento

W 40 35 32 32 31 30 29 30 27 27 26 21 17

L 13 17 18 20 21 21 21 24 24 25 25 30 34

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Charlotte 94, Washington 92 Chicago 109, Indiana 101 Cleveland 104, New Jersey 97 Philadelphia 119, Minnesota 97 Miami 99, Houston 66 Sacramento 118, New York 114, OT Detroit 93, Milwaukee 81 Atlanta 108, Memphis 94 Denver 127, Dallas 91 Oklahoma City 89, Portland 77

Sports Review

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 .792 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10-0 1 8-2 .673 6 â &#x201E;2 1 .660 7 â &#x201E;2 7-3 .653 8 5-5 .549 13 7-3 .500 151â &#x201E;2 4-6 1 .500 15 â &#x201E;2 7-3 1 .481 16 â &#x201E;2 3-7 .460 171â &#x201E;2 6-4 .392 21 7-3 .373 22 2-8 1 .360 22 â &#x201E;2 4-6 .346 231â &#x201E;2 4-6 .340 231â &#x201E;2 3-7 .078 37 1-9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 .755 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7-3 1 .673 4 â &#x201E;2 7-3 1 .640 6 â &#x201E;2 9-1 .615 71â &#x201E;2 4-6 .596 81â &#x201E;2 7-3 .588 9 7-3 1 .580 9 â &#x201E;2 4-6 .556 101â &#x201E;2 4-6 .529 12 4-6 1 .519 12 â &#x201E;2 4-6 .510 13 4-6 .412 18 2-8 .333 22 2-8

AUTO RACING 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 6:30 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Camping World 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla. GOLF

Home 23-3 20-5 21-5 15-9 19-6 19-6 15-8 14-12 16-8 9-16 12-16 12-14 12-14 9-16 3-20

Away 19-8 15-12 12-12 17-8 9-17 6-19 10-17 11-15 7-19 11-15 7-16 6-18 6-20 8-17 1-27

Conf 23-6 24-10 18-11 22-11 19-16 16-16 15-14 15-15 15-14 10-17 13-20 14-17 14-20 13-19 3-28

Str W-2 W-1 W-9 L-1 W-5 W-6 L-1 L-2 L-2 L-1 L-4 L-3 W-1

Home 25-4 23-4 22-6 15-9 18-6 15-10 19-10 18-11 15-10 16-8 18-8 14-11 13-12

Away 15-9 12-13 10-12 17-11 13-15 15-11 10-11 12-13 12-14 11-17 8-17 7-19 4-22

Conf 22-10 22-11 18-13 18-15 19-11 14-15 16-16 19-13 21-14 19-12 17-18 10-21 10-20

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Utah 109, L.A. Clippers 99 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Sports on TV Thursday, Feb. 11

Str W-12 W-2 W-3 L-1 W-2 W-1 W-2 W-1 L-1 W-5 L-3 W-2 L-2 L-1 L-7

3 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, first round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Louisville at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michigan at Minnesota 9 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Washington at California ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mississippi at Missis-

sippi St. 10:30 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Oregon at Arizona 11 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calif. at Gonzaga NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. TNT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Orlando at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. TNT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; San Antonio at Denver

HOCKEY NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OTPts GF GA New Jersey 58 36 20 2 74 153134 Pittsburgh 59 35 22 2 72 187171 Philadelphia 57 29 25 3 61 167154 N.Y. Rangers 59 26 26 7 59 152163 N.Y. Islanders 59 24 27 8 56 150183 Northeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Ottawa 60 34 22 4 72 167167 Buffalo 58 32 18 8 72 160147 Montreal 60 28 26 6 62 154162 Boston 58 25 22 11 61 141148 Toronto 60 19 30 11 49 162204 Southeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Washington 59 41 12 6 88 234161 Tampa Bay 58 26 21 11 63 150167 Atlanta 57 25 24 8 58 172183 Florida 59 24 26 9 57 153171 Carolina 59 22 30 7 51 159189 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Chicago 59 39 15 5 83 189138 Nashville 58 31 22 5 67 162164 Detroit 59 27 21 11 65 153160 St. Louis 60 26 25 9 61 155169 Columbus 60 24 27 9 57 156194 Northwest Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Vancouver 58 35 21 2 72 185143 Colorado 58 33 19 6 72 172151 Calgary 60 29 22 9 67 152152 Minnesota 58 29 25 4 62 161170 Edmonton 58 18 34 6 42 145199 Pacific Division GP W L OTPts GF GA San Jose 59 39 11 9 87 200145 Phoenix 60 36 19 5 77 163151 Los Angeles 59 36 20 3 75 180163 Dallas 59 26 21 12 64 169185 Anaheim 59 28 24 7 63 166181 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Boston 3, Buffalo 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Nashville 3, SO St. Louis 4, Detroit 3, SO Chicago 4, Dallas 3, SO Carolina 4, Florida 1 Ottawa 3, Calgary 2 Tampa Bay 3, Vancouver 1 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Washington at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Florida, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Nashville at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.

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First Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;None. Second Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1, Carolina, Jokinen 21 (Staal, Cullen), 5:28 (pp). 2, Florida, Stillman 11 (Weiss, McCabe), 9:36. 3, Carolina, Pitkanen 4 (Whitney, A.Ward), 13:00. Third Periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;4, Carolina, Cullen 12 (Gleason, Kostopoulos), 3:11. 5, Carolina, Ruutu 12 (Yelle, Cullen), 18:46 (en). Shots on Goalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Florida 8-7-5â&#x20AC;&#x201D;20. Carolina 9-13-8â&#x20AC;&#x201D;30. Goaliesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Florida, Vokoun. Carolina, Legace. Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;18,393 (18,680). Tâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2:19.

BASKETBALL ACC Standings Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Duke 7 2 .778 19 4 .826 Maryland 6 2 .750 16 6 .727 Wake Forest 7 3 .700 17 5 .773 Virginia Tech 5 3 .625 18 4 .818 Virginia 5 3 .625 14 7 .667 Florida St. 5 4 .556 17 6 .739 Georgia Tech 5 4 .556 17 6 .739 Clemson 4 5 .444 16 7 .696 Boston College 3 7 .300 12 12 .500 North Carolina 2 6 .250 13 10 .565 Miami 2 7 .222 16 7 .696 N.C. State 2 7 .222 14 10 .583 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game No games scheduled Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Wake Forest 92, Boston College 85 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Virginia at Maryland, ppd., Snow Florida St. at Clemson, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Miami, 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at N.C. State, 9 p.m. Duke at North Carolina, 9 p.m.

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Happy Birthday: Motivation will be all it takes to get ahead. Your staying power and discipline will be high this year, so accomplishing some of your long term goals will be possible. A giant push to help others will bring you the same in return. An interesting relationship will develop, broadening your horizons and lifting your spirits. Your numbers are 2, 5, 17, 24, 30, 39, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your decisions should be based on what’s best for you. Jealousy and feeling guilty are a waste of time. Reconnect with someone you miss or who can contribute to your life by reinforcing some of your old goals and ideas. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Slow down and take your time or you will end up involved in something that results in unwanted consequences. Love is on the rise but getting involved with someone you have had a bad experience with in the past will only lead to more sorrow. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Participating in social or business events will bring you in contact with someone interested in your ideas and plans. Your ability to converse and work a room will pay off. Before you know it, there will be an opportunity to consider. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you don’t make your move, you won’t be able to take advantage of what’s being offered. Your timing must be impeccable if you want to get ahead at this time. Waffling will lead to disappointment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The competition is great and, although you do have some great ideas, so will others. You can form a partnership with someone you feel can complement what you have to offer. Being a team player will put you in a leadership position. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A problem within your

relationship will occur if you have been all work and no play. If you neglect what’s really important, uncertainty will develop. You will find a solution if you listen to the complaints being made. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Everyone will be in your corner. Love is on the rise and the people you are with can change your future. Let everyone know what you want and what your intentions are. Once you establish your position, the rest will fall into place. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you aren’t being honest with yourself, it’s hard for others to help or to be honest with you. Follow your dreams, don’t be afraid to be open about your intentions and plans and focus on the positive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A trip or gathering will lead to talks about future projects and how you can contribute. Love and romance are in the stars. Someone who makes an unexpected, last-minute change will catch you off guard. Protect your home and your assets. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let anyone push you around. Demands and ultimatums should be tossed aside. Reasonable talks and suggestions will help to calm the waters and bring everyone to the same conclusion. Diplomacy will win. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An old friend or lover is likely to surface but keep your guard up -- nothing has changed. Past experience will guide you now and save you from making the same mistake twice. Choose the people with whom you can associate successfully. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may be offered help but it will be at a price. Before you get involved in something new, find out what’s expected of you. A partnership may intrigue you and even sound good, but if talks become pushy, back off immediately.


DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Kent,” and I enjoy entertaining. We often throw birthday parties for friends, as well as holiday parties and dinners and barbecues during the summer. The problem is, whenever we receive an invitation to attend a gathering at someone else’s home, Kent responds with, “Ask them to come here.” I think this is rude because our friends are just reciprocating. This issue came up twice last week. When I asked Kent why he doesn’t like to go to our friends’ homes, he says he prefers to entertain in his own house. I don’t think it is good manners to ask a host to move the party to our home. Incidentally, when we do go, Kent always enjoys himself, so it’s not social anxiety, and he’s definitely not shy. Would you tell me if I’m making too much of this? — EMBARRASSED IN ALASKA DEAR EMBARRASSED: I don’t think so. While your husband’s impulse to host the party might seem generous the first few times the offer is extended — after a while the burden of gratitude can hang heavy and destroy friendships. That’s why it is important for people to be able to reciprocate — and for others to allow them to. o DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a man for four years. I told him I am ready to end our relationship if he isn’t ready to get married

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

“take” on this is that your fiance was trying to pull a fast one. If he would behave this way about your engagement ring, what else would he be less than honest about in the future? Whether you “confront” him or not depends upon how you define the word. If it were me, I’d remain calm, tell him what I’d learned and how, listen to what he had to say and take my cue from that. o

within the next year. Two months ago, he gave me a beautiful 2 1/2-carat diamond ring and announced to family and friends that we are engaged. He has not discussed any wedding plans, but he says the wedding will be within the time frame I am asking for. I went to a jeweler today to have the band on my ring enlarged a bit and was told that my stone is not a real diamond. Abby, this man owns his own business and is wealthy! He spends thousands on golf trips every year and just spent a great deal of money on high-end house furnishings. My head is spinning. I am embarrassed to tell anyone of this fraud. What is your take on this? Do I confront him? Am I fooling myself thinking that this man truly wants to marry me? — DUMBFOUNDED OR JUST DUMB? IN FLORIDA DEAR DUMBFOUNDED: My

DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that a nice thing to do on Valentine’s Day is to go to a veteran’s hospital to visit the veterans who are there -- especially those from World War II, whose numbers are dwindling. The wards generally have parties going on for them. Try to attend. You’ll find a group of very appreciative people there. SERVICE OFFICER, AMERICAN LEGION POST IN MAINE DEAR OFFICER: Thank you for a terrific suggestion. Valentine’s Day — with all the marketing that goes with it — can be one of the most depressing days of the year for singles. A sure way to keep the blues away is to do something nice for someone else. What you’re proposing not only fits that category, but also provides a way to meet other generous-hearted people. What better way to spend this coming Sunday afternoon?

ODDS AND ENDS Now that’s cold! NYC terrier mugged NEW YORK – A Brooklyn woman said a mugger stole a doggie coat right off the back of her mild-mannered terrier. Donna McPherson said she tied up Lexie, her 10-year-old Westie, outside a Park Slope supermarket “for two minutes” while she bought milk. She heard a “funny bark.” When McPherson went outside, she found the little white dog shivering. His green wool coat, with leather trim and belt, were nowhere in sight. McPherson said the dog coat was worth $25. She said that, fortunately, Lexie wasn’t wearing his pricier Burberry.

Baraboo man accused of using stun gun on ‘sinner’ MADISON, Wis. – A Baraboo man was accused of repeatedly shocking a male dance instructor with a stun gun, claiming the instructor was a “sinner” who “defiles married women.” A Dane County prosecutor said the suspect, 59, hastily arranged a dance lesson at the instructor’s Madison home and showed up with a stun gun and sledgehammer last Friday. The criminal complaint said the man told a detective that his church does not condone touching while dancing and that he was going to scare the instructor “and tell him to leave the women alone.” The Wisconsin State Journal said the instructor told police that the suspect phoned for private dance lessons, and when he


MY ANSWER opened the door to his home, he began to shock him repeatedly in the neck with the stun gun.

Man walks into Wal-Mart, smashes 29 TVs with bat LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 23-year-old man grabbed a baseball bat inside of a Walmart and smashed 29 flatscreen televisions. Police in Lilburn near Atlanta have charged Westley Strellis with 29 counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree. Witnesses tell police he grabbed a metal baseball bat from the sporting goods section Wednesday, walked to the electronics department and destroyed the TVs on display. Police say the televisions are valued at over $22,000.

Teen, cafeteria aide charged in food fight brawl WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school cafeteria worker and a 13-year-old girl face criminal charges after police said a food fight turned into a real fight. Waterbury police said the fifth-grader at Gilmartin Elementary School threw vegetables at 55-year-old lunch aide Rosa Robles last Thursday, and Robles responded by throwing vegetables in the girl’s face. Police said a fight broke out when the girl punched Robles in the face. Authorities said both suffered cut lips, and the girl also had scratches on her face. School officials said Robles is on paid leave and the girl has been suspended.

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God doesn’t want us to be pessimistic Q: Are some people just destined to be gloomy all their lives? I have an aunt who is like this, and no matter what happens, she’s always pessimistic and looking on the bad side of things. -- Mrs. M.G.W. A: People do differ in their personalities, and it’s true that some people seem to be pessimists most of their lives (just as others seem to be born with a sunny disposition and are always looking on the bright side). I’ve sometimes wondered if Thomas, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, was a pessimist. On one occasion, the Bible says, Thomas mournfully said to the other disciples, “Let us also go (to Jerusalem), that we may die with him” (John 11:16). In reality, however, only Jesus would die there; the others (including Thomas) would be spared. Pessimists have a way of distorting reality and thinking that things must be worse than they are. But God doesn’t want us to be gloomy and pessimistic about everything, as if we must carry the weight of the world on our shoulders all the time. Instead, He wants us to be realists, seeing the world the way He sees it -- with both its sorrows and its joys. And we can become like this, as we learn to trust God for the future and put our lives into His hands. Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me” (John 14:1). Encourage your aunt to put her life — and her whole future — into Christ’s hands. Then urge her to commit her concerns and her worries to Him in prayer.

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001 Legals AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 323 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Santiago Rodriguez and Emma Rodriguez to Clifton & Singer, Trustee(s), dated the 15th day of September, 2006, and recorded in Book 1048, Page 828, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North

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Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 18, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 144, Carthage Colonies subdivision Phase 3B, as recorded in Plat Book 2005, Slide 160 (previously listed incorrectly as Slide 1), Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 829 Golden Horseshoe Lane, Sanford, North Carolina.


Barber; thence as the common line of property now or formerly owned by Barber South 29 degs. 10 mins East 150 feet to an iron pipe in the northern line of Lot 44; thence as the common line of Lots 44, 43 and 42 South 60 degs. 50 mins. West 238 feet to the beginning and being all of Lot 48 and the western portion of Lot 47 as shown on map of South Courtland Acres recorded in Plat Cabinet 3, Slide 13, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3005 Hillendale Drive, Sanford, North Carolina.


the northern margin of Hermitage Road South 70 degrees 07 minutes 29 seconds West 150.00 feet to a point marked by an iron, common corner of Lots 41 and 42; thence North 19 degrees 02 minutes 00 seconds West 237.34 feet to a point marked by an iron; thence North 70 degrees 58 minutes 00 seconds East 150.00 feet to a point marked by an iron; thence South 19 degrees 01 minutes 45 seconds East 235.14 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING and being all of Lot 42 as shown on the above referenced plat and 500 feet adjacent to the abutting Lot 42 on the northern boundary. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1312 Hermitage Road, Sanford, North Carolina.


Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE

BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1021078 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 321 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Gene R. Carrey and Ann Carrey to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of September, 2000, and recorded in Book 714, Page 574, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 18, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pipe located in the easterly right of way line of Hillendale Road, common corner of Lots 42 and 48 as shown on map to which reference is hereinafter made; thence as the easterly right of way line of Hillendale Road North 0 degs. 45 mins. East 173.6 feet to a point; thence continuing as the southerly right of way line of Hillendale Road North 60 degs. 50 mins. East 150.75 feet to an iron pipe common corner with property now or formerly owned by W.A.

The above calls were taken from plat entitled "Property of William J. Kovach and wife, Nancy L. Kovach" dated October 1, 1986, prepared by Hal T. Siler, RLS. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1020736 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 358 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Richard A. Schlademan Jr. and Sandra L. Schlademan to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), dated the 18th day of September, 2006, and recorded in Book 1048, Page 538, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 18, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point marked by an iron in the northern margin of Hermitage Road, common corner of Lots 42 and 43 as shown on map of Westlake Valley Subdivision recorded in Map Book 8, Page 7, Lee County Registry; thence from the point of beginning along

Parcel ID Number: 9633-82-4849-00 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER


Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1012821




Sealed bids will be received at the Municipal Center in Sanford, North Carolina, by the City of Sanford, North Carolina, until 10:00 A.M., THURSDAY, March 4, 2010, and then publicly opened and read for the “2009-2010 SEWER REHABILITATION”.

The work will consist of the following approximate major items:


Heavy preparatory cleaning, an internal closed circuit television survey, bypass pumping, preparatory cleaning, cured-inplace pipe lining for 7,500 LF of sewer as well as rehabilitation of 41 manholes.


Heavy preparatory cleaning, an internal closed circuit television survey, bypass pumping, preparatory cleaning, cured-inplace pipe lining for 21,240 LF of sewer as well as rehabilitation of 55 manholes.

Proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Engineer and City Council, City of Sanford, P. O. Box 3729, Sanford, North Carolina 27331-3729. Proposals must be made on the blank forms provided in bound copies of Contract Documents. The name, address, and license number of the bidder shall be plainly marked on the outside of the envelope.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check payable to the City of Sanford, North Carolina, in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of his total aggregate bid. In lieu of a certified check, the bidder may submit a legal bid bond in the amount of five (5) percent of his total aggregate bid.

Contractors bidding on this project are notified that Federal and North Carolina state law and the regulations of various licensing boards will be observed in receiving and awarding contracts.

Contract documents are available at the

The Sanford Herald / Thursday, February 11, 2010 / -

001 Legals

190 Yard Sales

office of the City Engineer, 225 E. Weatherspoon Street, P.O. Box 3729, Sanford, NC 27331-3729.


The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to award contracts which in the opinion of the city appear to be in its best interests. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the bid opening.

City of Sanford, NC Hal Hegwer, City Manager Paul M. Weeks, Jr., P.E., City Engineer EXECUTOR NOTICE

420 Help Wanted General

455 Help Wanted Trades

605 Miscellaneous HAVING A

YARD SALE? & create blueprints, charts, Give your family the 8 lines/2 days* sketches. Must be able to Valentine’s gift of a cozy, The DEADLINE for create or modify PLC comfortable, warm and Ads is 2 P.M. Programs & Electrical Cad affordable apartment Get a FREE “kit”: the day PRIOR type drawings. Must also home at 6 signs, 60 price stickers, to publication. be able to create written Westridge Apartments 6 arrows, marker, inventory PREPAYMENT IS and provide oral Be sure to inquire about our sheet, tip sheet! REQUIRED FOR instructions for others. May move-in special! *Days must be consecutive YARD SALE ADS. be required to fill in where additional work is required THE SANFORD HERALD, 1&2 BR Units CLASSIFIED DEPT. due to absenteeism. Must Washer/Dryer hook up in 200 Maintenance Mechanic 718-1201 or work with minimum each unit Section 8 Transportation Small business in the Sand718-1204 supervision. Candidate is Welcomed Disability hills has an immediate required to have own tools. accessible units opening for an experienced Benefits. Send resume and 615 230 EHO maintenance mechanic. The salary requirements to Pathway Drive Appliances Car & Truck job will involve mechanical, or Sanford NC, 27330 Accessories repairs and preventative Appliance Repair - all mail to Gray Flex Systems, (919)775-5434 maintenance on our probrands. Free estimate.All Inc., Attn: Electrical ConBrand New Rims & Tires duction equipment. Work Low Rents: 1 & 2 BR’S work guaranteed. Call Mr. trols, P.O. Box 1326, 18 Inch $900 tools are required. Work Equal Housing Opportunity Paul anytime 258-9165. Coats, NC 27521, or Fax Call Brian 478-9429 house first shift with no Woodbridge Apartments (910) 897-2222. weekends and minimum Appliance Repair - all (919)774-6125 240 overtime. Mail work history brands. Free estimate.All Cars - General Information Technologies Move In Special! to: work guaranteed. Call Mr. Specialist Free Rent Maintence Ad Paul anytime 258-9165. Automobile Policy: Three Microsoft Certified 2BR, Spring Lane PO BOX 279 different automobile ads per Software administrator/ household per year at the Apartments Vass, NC 28394 640 Engineer. Must be able to “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, Adjacent To Spring Lane Firewood billing will be at the set-up and maintain all Music Director Needed For Galleria “Business Rate”. Small Church. Send Resume network functions including 919-774-6511 Fire Wood password access to new & Salary Requirements To: Mixed Hardwoods 250 users/addition of terminals, P.O. Box129 Full Size Pick Up Trucks write crystal reports for Lemon Springs, North CarSplit & Delivered $85 custom software data olina 28355 740 499-1617/353-9607 1983 Chevy 4x4 Recently compilations, network Driven from Elizabeth City QP/AP/PP positions availaFor Rent - Mobile security functions, maintain Firewood, 16 in. split oak to Sanford. Needs some ble to work with MH/SA Homes user database and email & mixed hardwood, delivwork but does run. $1000 adults. Must have required accounts. Current network ered & stacked truck load. (919)775-5596 2BR/2BA Mobile Home In education and expierence size 45 devices between $50 No Checks Please Broadway. No Pets. depending on position three locations linked by For Sale: 1999 Nissan 498-4852 - 258-9360 $200 Dep $425 Rent. applying for. Fax resume T-1 connection. Familiar Frontier Please Call: 499-1134 to: 910 692-5736 with SQL server and ODBC • Great Running Truck Sanford Insurance connectivity a plus. • Extended Cab 660 3BR 2BA Mobile Office Seeking Benefits. Send resume and • Lowered, Plus other Home for Rent in Sporting Goods/ Licensed Customer salary requirements to Customs Broadway Area Service Representative or Health & Fitness •110,000 Miles $475/mo + Plus Dep to quote and write all mail to Gray Flex Systems • $3,000 919-935-9881 GOT STUFF? lines of insurance, Inc., Attn: IT Specialist, Call: 919-498-4818 CALL CLASSIFIED! with a concentration P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC 3BR/2BA MH, 75 Black Please Leave Message on commercial; 27521, or Fax SANFORD HERALD Pearl Lane Cameron NC office management 910-897-2222. $375/mo. + dep. CLASSIFIED DEPT., 255 skills required Call Becky 910-639-5010. 718-1201 or Sport Utilities Bilingual a plus. 470 718-1204. 800 Fax Resume CLASSIFIED DEADHelp Wanted 910-695-2630 or email Real Estate 665 LINE: 2:00 PM Medical/Dental


DRIVERS WANTED Must be 18. Good driving record. Smiling faces, no slackers. Flexible hours. We pay for your gas money nightly. Apply in person at all 4 Dominos Pizzas: Buffalo Lake, Sanford, Anderson Creek.

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Thelma Lucille Stone, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from January 21, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 21st, day of January, 2010. Thelma Cox 6679 Jimmy Cox Road DAY BEFORE Musical/Radio/TV Bennett, NC, 27208 FT/PT LPN’s Executor/trix PUBLICATION. (2:00 Security officers needed in CLASSIFIED SELLS! To work in Harnett Co. the Sanford area. These pm Friday for of the estate of “CALL TODAY, Jail Medical Unit positions are part time Thelma Lucille Stone Sat/Sun ads). SanSELL TOMORROW” Excellent Pay! Must have weekends only. Must have (1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11) ford Herald, ClassiSanford Herald Clear Background clean criminal record, and fied Dept., Classified Dept., For interview call: EXECUTOR past drug screen. Apply at 718-1201 or 718718-1201 or 888-231-2888 or NOTICE Call 1204 718-1204 apply online at 336-626-9034 for info between 8:30 am - 4 pm HAVING qualified as 675 260 Executor of the estate 500 Pets/Animals We offer Vans of Wade Arthur • BOLD print Free Pets Childress, deceased, *Pets/Animals Policy: 95 Dodge Caravan • ENLARGED Three different (Pet) ads per late of Lee County, 140,000 Miles, Great household per year at the 520 North Carolina, this PRINT Condition, 7 Passenger. “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, is to notify all perFree Dogs billing will be at the It’s A Must !!! $2,300 • Enlarged sons having claims “Business Rate”. 499-4665 or 356-9113 Free Dog Great Dane Cross Bold Print against the estate of 5 Months 680 said deceased to presfor part/all of your ad! 275 White with Black Eyes Ask your Classified Sales ent them to the unFarm Produce ATVs All Shots & Neutered Rep for rates. dersigned within 258-3294 after 3 New Supply Walnuts three months from 750 Brute Force Good Pecans, Side Meat, Ham February 11, 2010 or Condition Has Rack has 425 Husky-Mix Dog. Male w/ Bones, Turnips & Creasy this notice will be 132 hours, New Battery Help Wanted Blue Eyes. Free To Good Greens, Local Sweet $4,600 pleaded in bar of Home. Very Lovable Good Child Care Potatoes B&B Market 770-9595 their recovery. All For Kids. Please Call: 919775-3032 persons indebted to Seeking experienced lead 935-2016 300 said estate please teacher for child care. 695 Miniature Lab-Chocolate make immediate pay- Businesses/Services Call Love and Learn: 774Wanted to Buy w/ Green Eyes. Very Lovment. This 11, day of 4186 ing & Gentle. Great For February, 2010. 320 Log Splitter In Good WorkFamilies! Free To Good 430 Cynthia Childress ing Condition. Call With Child Care Home! 919-498-0698 Help Wanted Emory Description & Price. 424 Mayview Drive Angela’s Angels Has Open919-776-6583 Sales 600 ings For Infants & PreCity, State, Zip Code Merchandise schoolers. Superstar salesperson onlyLooking to purchase Executor/trix Call: 919-774-4023 ($70,000 to $100,000 + small timber tracts. of the estate of First Year), 601 Fully insured. Call Deceased Person New Home Day Care Self starter, multitasking, 919-499-8704 Creedmoor, NC 27522 Bargain Bin/ Enrolling Birth - 7 Years and follow up ability is a (2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4) Open 24/7 Every Day $250 or Less

100 Announcements 110 Special Notices Quality Used Tires Mounted & Balanced 919-498-5503 Seminole Road Broadway

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

900 Miscellaneous

730 For Rent Apts/Condos

Located off Spring Lane Before/After School Care Tramway & JR Ingram Dist. DSS Vouchers Accepted 718-0492

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

must have. New Home sales position for established builder. Requires working weekends. Don’t apply unless you fit the bill. Previous home sales experience not required. We hire top producers. Send resumes to 919-7770133

440 Help Wanted Professional

*“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.

45-70 Single Shot Rifle w/ Scope. $225 Call: 919721-2847 Brand New Palm Pilot-Never Used $60. JVC Car Stereo $60. Facial Bed $100. Call: 919-545-0653

700 Rentals

720 For Rent - Houses 1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 1515 Woodland Ave $400/mo 3BD/1BA Adock Rentals 774-6046

Accounting Position A Part Time, possible full 2000 Tramway Road time position $575/mo 3BD/1BA 370 Coffee Table with Glass (25 - 30 Hours Per Week). Adock Rentals Top 42’ Square with Home Repair Must have 10 to 15 Years 774-6046 Rounded Edges. Also experience in General HUBBY 4 HIRE Metal Bakers Rack w/ 4 Ledger, Payroll, A/R, and 3BR/1BA Brick house, 130 Can’t get things done Shelves. Both in Great A/P experience and must 1471 Taylors Chapel Rd Lost around the house? Condition. $40 Each have working knowledge No Inside Pets! Large yard Call Ross: 910-703-1979 (919)776-9921 of a spreadsheet cen h/a $750 /mo Lost Wedding Ring program, work and be $500/dep 919-478-5322 Jan 9th; believed lost near L.C Harrell Home Golf Clubs- King Cobra able to multi task. Civic Center. Pear Shaped Improvement Decks, 3100 8 Irons 4 Through Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2Salary is commensurate Diamond w/2 Stones, Platiporches, buildings repair GapWedge, Graphite R, story cottage. New carpet, with experience plus num. Call:910-458-4057 remodel & electrical InteriShafts. New Cost $600 Sell or-Exterior Quality Work at benefits - Health Insurance, for $150. Call: 498-9002 tile, fp, screen porches. Ref Lost White Spaniel w/ req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 401(k), vacation and affordable prices. Senior Black Spots. Answers to 919-775-3679 Hand Made Quilt Tops. Holidays. Please send your Discount No job too “Charlotte”. Lost Off 87. Queen to King Size resume in reply to small or too large! For Lease With Option To Please Call: 919-842-7768 6 at $25, 1 at $40, The Sanford Herald (919)770-3853 Buy- 3BR/2BA Home In 4 at $20 PO BOX 100 Carolina Trace. Please 140 919-777-0908 Sanford NC 27331 400 Call: 757-822-3402 Ad # 03473 Found Employment King water bed- $150.00 call Joyce at 498-1934 or THE SANFORD HERALD Puppy Found On Road 455 499-7025. makes every effort to follow 420 Named Him “Courage” Help Wanted HUD guidelines in rental Indoor Dog Only Help Wanted Large Christmas Cactus Trades advertisements placed by Someone Special Is Wait$10 General our advertisers. We reserve ing For Him. Miracles Do Call: 774-9606 Electrical Controls Designer the right to refuse or Happen! 776-9239 or Growing Security Alarm Responsible for layout, Loveseat & Chair. Emerchange ad copy as 499-8282 Company Has A Position assembly, wiring, testing, son27” TV w/ DVD Player necessary for Open For Part Time/Full programming and & VCR. Kitchen Table, 2 HUD compliances. 190 Time Central Station installation of electrical Chairs & Coffee Table. Yard Sales Operator. Main Duties Incontrol panels for custom 919-498-3030 or 919Tramway area 3 or clude Monitoring Security automated machinery. 478-4108 4BR/2BA, lg. yard, big A Church-Wide Alarms And Answering Typical devices include kitchen. $875/mo. Rummage and Phones. Must Have ExperiMen’s Dale Earnhardt LimitAC/DC drives, PLC’s, dep. req’d. Bake sale ence With Computers. ed Edition Black Leather relays, pneumatic valves, Call 770-3151 is being held at Jonesboro Training Will Be Provided. Jacket, Size Large. Barely and a variety of inductive Presbyterian Church on Good Pay And Benefits. Used Solid Wood Twin Bed and optical sensors. W. Sanford 3 BR/2 Bath Saturday, 7 a.m. – 12 Must Be At Least 18, Dew/ Storage Drawers. 774- Brick 2 Story w/960 SQ FT Requires skill with power Noon, 2200 Woodland pendable, And Have Clean 6657 drills, taps, and general storage/gameroom build. Ave., Sanford. Furniture, Record. hand tools. Must be affluent $800/Dep $800/mon appliances, clothing, Pick-Up Bed Cap For Sale in PLC controls. Candidate No Pets 919-777-8907 collectibles, toys, baby 5’ X 6’ 4’’ $75 Please Apply @ 1142 N must be able to work from items, electronics are some Bird Cage $25 Horner Blvd. No Phone 730 of the items being sold. All L15’’X W21’’X H23’’ Calls Please proceeds will fund the John Deer Train Set $30 For Rent many mission projects sponPlease Call: 919-777-9363 Apts/Condos Check out sored by the Church Classified UNC Bean Bag - Good Women. Alternate date Advertising 2BR Apartment: Utilities InCondition$20 Classified Ads pending bad weather: Call cluded. $160/Week Call: 774-6749 2/13/10. 499-8493 (919)718-9000 Leave Message

810 Land 2 lots for the price of 1 on Cameron Dr., water & sewer. $20,000 for both. 777-9683 or 770-2097 Broadway-10 wooded acres w/ county water. Close to town! No city taxes. Broker: 776-4241

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


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 intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 (N.C. Human Relations Commission).


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