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The Sanford Herald THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
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A CLOSER LOOK: LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Lincoln left out?
Local history teachers, buffs join in school district’s opposition to the state’s proposed curriculum changes By CAITLIN MULLEN firstname.lastname@example.org
LEE COUNTY TURNS SEASON INTO A SUCCESS
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
History, Page 6A
SANFORD: THE WINDY CITY
Dealership announces later hours for recall
CONTACT TOYOTA Toyota of Sanford, located at 3321 Hwy. 87 in Sanford, can be reached by calling (919) 708-5000. Find them online at toyotaofsanford.com. 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.
EASTERN STATES HAVING ONE OF WORST WINTERS
By BILLY LIGGETT
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
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.”
PHOTO BY ASHLEY GARNER
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
STATE BLOOD EXPERT TESTIFIES
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
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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-
See Bricks, Page 6A
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Old, left, and new gas pedals are shown at Camelback Toyota in Phoenix on Wednesday.
More Weather, Page 10A
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
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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.
FACES & PLACES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanford Area Photography Club offers free portraits to Diners Club participants at the Lee County Enrichment Center recently.
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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 active.com or runnc.com. 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@ chathamnc.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. chathammarketplace.coop/mardigras. 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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AROUND OUR AREA LEE COUNTY
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.
SCHOOL BUS FIRE
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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UNITED WAY PROFILE High to Healing
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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‘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:// lee.schoolfusion.us/ ... 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
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:
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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
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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OBITUARIES Frank Bush Jr.
SANFORD â€” 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.
SANFORD â€” 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.
SANFORD â€” 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 Hoodâ€™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 www.cromartiemillerandlee.com. Arrangements are by Cromartie Miller and Lee Funeral and Cremations of Dunn.
Larphenia Johnson RALEIGH â€” 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 â€” 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 â€œP.M.â€? 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 www.oquinnpeebles.com. Arrangements are by Oâ€™Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.
Odell Graham OLIVIA â€” 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 â€” 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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Joshua Jones, Ricky Poole, Wyatt Allen, Steve Seagroves, Tommy Holder and Chase Setzer, all members of the Sanford Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers were other members of the Sanford Fire Department and the Siler City Fire Department. A special memorial fund will be setup for exceptional children in Memory of Christy Dowd for Chatham County Schools, c/o Diane Campbell, 1982 Epps Clark Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344.
Henry Davis Sr. VASS â€” 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 www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory of Vass.
Annie Foy GREENSBORO â€” 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 nightâ€™s meeting. Social studies teachers said it can be hard to draft the perfect curriculum. â€œWhat weâ€™re trying to do is so difficult with the time that we have,â€? said Ricky Secor, social studies department chair at West Lee Middle School. â€œWe want our kids to understand the world but we also want them to understand the United States.â€? 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
South America/ Europe
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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 boardâ€™s concern over the effect the proposed changes could have on studentsâ€™ education. Board Vice Chairman Lynn Smith said the changes could limit the scope of history. Facebook group â€œSay â€˜NOâ€™ to North Carolinaâ€™s U.S. History Curriculum
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Changeâ€? garnered 239 members Wednesday afternoon. Many are upset that the changes could take away from high school history education. â€œI understand the argument put forth,â€? said Troy Kickler, director of the North Carolina History Project, â€œbut Iâ€™m worried about the relegation of an important part of our history to the elementary years. ... Iâ€™m worried that if itâ€™s only taught in the fourth grade and the seventh grade, they will walk away with a minimal understanding.â€? 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 donâ€™t do well with abstract concepts, like themes of war. â€œHuman beings, as they grow older, are capable of thinking more and more abstractly,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m afraid there will be a big disconnectâ€? for younger students.
Trisha Furrie, social studies department chair at Southern Lee High School, said her department is â€œnot too happyâ€? about the proposed changes. â€œThereâ€™s a large area of history there the students wonâ€™t be getting,â€? she said. And though certain history is introduced at earlier ages, â€œby the time we get them in the eleventh grade, theyâ€™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.â€? 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. â€œWhen they get to us, we start with Washingtonâ€™s first term,â€? she said. â€œIt should all be in the same class. Itâ€™s unbelievable.â€? Steve Underwood, social studies department chair at Lee County High School, said he doesnâ€™t care for DPIâ€™s approach to changing the curriculum. â€œThe best success weâ€™ve ever had was when U.S. history was a two-semester course,â€? he said. Underwood also said civics could be moved to twelfth grade and U.S. history could be offered as two separate courses â€” splitting history at the Reconstruction Era â€” in the tenth and eleventh grades. â€œI donâ€™t think that
thereâ€™s really a good answer,â€? he said. â€œTo teach more in depth, youâ€™ve got to be sure theyâ€™ve had this other materialâ€? 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 thatâ€™s needed in later social studies classes, he said. â€œThereâ€™s an assumption that theyâ€™re going to have this wonderful base of knowledge. I would love to think thatâ€™s going to happen but I have my doubts,â€? 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 itâ€™s important for the public to remember teachers have to provide more information now that more time has passed. â€œWe now have to teach Vietnam and the War on Terror,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s a longer amount of years in the same amount of time.â€? Furrie said teachers can express their concern over the proposed changes on DPIâ€™s Web site, but â€œthatâ€™s pretty much all we can do.â€? 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. â€œI want to know as much about it before I decide this is some huge, drastic change that changes everything,â€? he said.
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should expect the process to take less than an hour. â€œItâ€™s a very simply, very sound repair,â€? he added. In his letter, Wynns wrote his staff has the â€œtools and equipment necessaryâ€? 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. â€œOur customers have relayed to us that they have total confidence in their cars, and theyâ€™ve been very patient,â€? Wynns said. â€œTheir response has been nothing short of remarkable.â€? Wynnsâ€™ letter is part of a national effort on Toyotaâ€™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. Thereâ€™s room at the park for between 4,000 and 4,500 of the bricks, Shaw said. â€œIf we could sell them all, that would be pretty sweet,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™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 donâ€™t have enough money.â€? Also available are â€œpatron donorâ€? 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. â€œThe weather lately has been a problem, obviously,â€? Shaw said. â€œBut just (Tuesday) we had a delivery of the bricks for the main column, and weâ€™re moving forward as we can.â€?
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STATE BRIEFS 2 SC sisters killed, mother injured in N.C. wreck
Two in plant permit scheme get prison sentences
MEBANE (AP) â€” Two sisters from South Carolina have died after another driver hit their motherâ€™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€™s Honda Civic. Authorities say the Civic was stalled on westbound Interstate 85 near Mebane. The girlsâ€™ 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€” 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€™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€™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€œOver the past eight years weâ€™ve seen corruption in all forms and fashions,â€? said Holding, whose office has prosecuted former state House Speaker Jim Black and U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance. â€œCorruption undermines the publicâ€™s trust and confidence in their elected officials.â€?
School launches program to help pay for college
GREENSBORO (AP) â€” 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€™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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RALEIGH (AP) â€” A state agent should not have omitted results of follow-up blood tests from his lab report, and other officials were wrong with they testified that blood was found on the manâ€™s truck, a blood expert testified Wednesday at a special hearing to determine if a man convicted of murder will go free. Tom Bevel, a blood splatter expert and professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, testified before a threejudge panel hearing the case of Greg Taylor that the first tests, or presumptive tests, of substances believed to be blood came back positive on two items. So the agent, Duane Deaver, conducted follow-up, or confirmatory tests. Those results came back negative, Bevel said, analyzing and interpreting Deaverâ€™s lab notes. A presumptive test can bring a false-positive for items such as vegetation or heavy metals, he said. But those negative results werenâ€™t included in the lab report that Deaver filed, Bevel said. And agents with the City-County Bureau of Investigation, who testified at trial that tests showed the presence of blood, should have
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clarified that they based their statements on the presumptive tests. Both the agents and Deaver were wrong, Bevel said. â€œYou report what the results are, positive or negative,â€? he said of Deaver. And of the CCBI agentsâ€™ trial testimony, he said: â€œIf you get a negative, you cannot say you have blood.â€? If Taylor killed Thomas, then blood should have been found on his vehicle or clothing, he said. â€œBlood is uncontrollable,â€? Bevel said. Wake County Assistant District Attorney Tom Ford cross-examined Bevel, yelling at the witness at least once. â€œIâ€™m not following you,â€? Bevel said to a question. â€œI know Iâ€™m not following you,â€? Ford shouted back, standing at the witness stand. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning indicated his impatience with the trialâ€™s slow pace, interrupting Ford at one point to say: â€œOne of two things is possible,â€? he said about the victimâ€™s body position. Either she moved herself before she died or someone moved
her, he said. â€œWhat more is there to say?â€? asked the judge, who looked at his watch, turned his back to the courtroom and closed his eyes during Fordâ€™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€™t be heard through his tears, Taylor said when he was using crack he lacked interest in anything else: â€œNo food, no water, no relationships. Nothing to consider except that next hit.â€? 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€” 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€™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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8A / Thursday, February 11, 2010 / The Sanford Herald 10 MISSIONARIES ARRESTED IN HAITI
Woman faced financial woes before trip By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer
BOISE, Idaho â€” 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€œMy wife told her that under no conditions should she try to move the kids â€” 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€? Richard Pickett said. â€œMy wife, for the third time, told her no way â€” stay away from them.â€?
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€™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€™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 leecountync.gov 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€™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€œShe had explained that she felt absolutely driven in her heart to open an orphanage in the Dominican Republic,â€? said Nancy Batteen, owner of a childrenâ€™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€™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€” Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistanâ€™s resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie and book â€œCharlie Wilsonâ€™s War,â€? 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€œGood Time Charlieâ€? for his reputation as a hard-drinking womanizer. He once called former congresswoman Pat Schroeder â€œBabycakes,â€? 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€™s efforts to arm Afghan mujahedeen during Afghanistanâ€™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€™s other superpower. In an interview with The Associated Press after the book was published in 2003, he
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Newly released aerial photos of the World Trade Center terror attack capture the towersâ€™ 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€” 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€œa phenomenal body of workâ€? that show a new, wide-angle look at the towersâ€™ collapse and the gray dust clouds that shrouded the city afterward.
Obama, black leaders focus on economic times
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” 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€œWe do not seek any special kind of edict ... from the president because heâ€™s African-American,â€? said the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization. â€œWe expect to be included in the process.â€? 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€” Jay Leno has a message for David Letterman: Thanks. Leno said that â€œwhatever happened in the last 18 years disappearedâ€? when the two comics got together to film their surprise Super Bowl ad last week. â€œHe was very gracious,â€? Leno said Monday on his prime-time show, which ends Tuesday. â€œWe talked about the old days. We told some jokes. It was really good to see him.â€? Lettermanâ€™s bitterness at losing the â€œTonightâ€? show job to Leno nearly two decades ago has long been obvious to his CBS viewers. Leno is a frequent target of Lettermanâ€™s jokes, which escalated during last monthâ€™s drama over Leno reclaiming the â€œTonightâ€? show.
In an file photo from video provided by CBS, David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno, from right, record a promo for CBSâ€™ â€œLate Showâ€? 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€œheâ€™s just saying that because Iâ€™m here.â€? â€œNo matter what animosity there is between comedians, a good joke is a good joke,â€? 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€œPeople 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€? he said on his show Monday. â€œThey did a tremendous job.â€? 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€™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€œI said, â€˜keep me posted,â€?â€™ Leno said.
Lil Wayne sentencing postponed for dental reasons
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Rap star Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail â€” for dental surgery. The Grammy Awardwinning rapperâ€™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€™s biggest sellers and rapâ€™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€™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€œIt is a medical situation that, like (it would for) any of us, has to be addressed,â€? 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€™t change the fact that I need to be 32,â€? he said.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” 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€œsexual napalmâ€? and says Jennifer Aniston is a technophobe who wishes she could go back to her successful prime â€” which he figures was 12 years ago. â€œThe brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think sheâ€™s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, â€™These are the new rules,â€?â€™ 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€œIâ€™m very protective of Jen,â€? he says. â€œHave you ever loved somebody, loved her completely, but had to end the relationship for life reasons?â€? Yet he also doles out what appear to be digs at Aniston, including stressing their age difference (she recently turned 41). â€œIâ€™ll always be sorry that it didnâ€™t last. In some ways I
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Iron Chef America (HDTV) Iron Chef America Ace of Cakes Ace of Cakes Good Eats (5) Superbad â€şâ€şâ€ş (2007, Comedy) (HDTV) The Comebacks â€ş (2007, Comedy) (HDTV) David Koechner, Carl Weathers. Archer â€œSkor- (10:31) Archer (11:01) Archer pioâ€? (TVMA) (TVMA) Jonah Hill, Michael Cera. (R) Premiere. An unlucky football coach takes over a misfit college team. Con Ganas NX Vida Salvaje Acceso MĂĄximo Rescate Las Noticias por Adela 7th Heaven â€œIt Happened One Touched by an Angel â€œI Will Touched by an Angel â€œI Will Danielâ€™s Daughter (2008, Drama) Laura Leighton, Sebastian The Golden Girls (TVPG) Nightâ€? (TVG) Ă… Walk With Youâ€? (TVPG) Ă… Walk With Youâ€? (TVG) Ă… Spence, Brandon Firla. Ă… Holmes on Homes (TVG) House House Hunt My First Place My First Place House Hunt House House Income Prop. Property Modern Marvels (TVPG) Ă… Modern Marvels (TVPG) Ă… Modern Marvels (TVPG) Ă… Food Tech (N) (TVPG) Ă… American Pickers (TVPG) Weapons Models of the Greyâ€™s Anatomy â€œFreedomâ€? 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(TV14) Stargate SG-1 Daniel and War Wolves (2009, Suspense) (HDTV) John Saxon, Michael Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009, Adventure) Zachery Ty Dog Soldiers Skaâ€™ra return. (TVPG) Ă… Worth, Natasha Alam. (R) Ă… Bryan, Mac Brandt. (NR) Ă… (2002, Horror) (5) Praise the Lord Ă… Always Good Full Flame Behind David J. Win.-Wisdom This Is Day Praise the Lord Ă… Friends The Office Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Lopez Tonight You, Me and Dupree â€şâ€ş (2006, Comedy) (HDTV) Owen Wil- Family Guy (TVPG) Ă… (TV14) Ă… (TVPG) Ă… (TVPG) Ă… (TV14) Ă… (TV14) Ă… (HDTV) (N) son, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon. (PG-13) Campus PD X-Play (TV14) Attack of the Show! (TV14) X-Play (TV14) Campus PD Cops (TV14) Cops (TVPG) Cops (TV14) Cops (TV14) Buffy-Slayer Decisiones Noticiero 12 Corazones (TV14) MĂĄs Sabe el Diablo Perro Amor Sin T...T...S No Hay Paraiso Noticiero Trashmen (N) (TVPG) Ă… Chopper Dress Dress American Chopper (TVPG) American Chopper (TVPG) American Chopper (TVPG) Law & Order â€œUnder Godâ€? 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LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” 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€™s hit reality show, â€œThe Biggest Loser.â€? Christensenâ€™s lawsuit claims she bought a product called â€œJillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Controlâ€? last month and that it has failed to lessen her appetite or cause her to lose weight as advertised.
Father of Sarah Palinâ€™s grandson on Playgirl cover ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) â€” The teen father of Sarah Palinâ€™s grandson is featured on the cover of the upcoming print version of Playgirl magazine â€” sporting nothing but a sultry gaze. The nude photos of Levi Johnston â€” the 19-yearold former fiance of Palinâ€™s daughter â€” were a huge hit last fall on the magazineâ€™s Web site. The publisher expects the same results with other photos from the same shoot running in the newly resurrected print version available Feb. 22 on newsstands. Johnston fathered a son with ex-fiance Bristol, the 19-year-old daughter of the former Republican vice presidential candidate who resigned as Alaskaâ€™s governor last summer. The young couple broke up after the birth of their son, Tripp, in late 2008.
Angelina Jolie visits Haiti with UN refugee body JACMEL, Haiti (AP) â€” Angelina Jolie met with Haitian earthquake survivors living in camps and visited a flattened school Wednesday, the second day of a visit as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nationsâ€™ refugee agency. The actress, representing the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, flew by helicopter to the southern city of Jacmel where she visited a camp for Haitians made homeless. Some 500,000 people are living in camps around the country since the Jan. 12 earthquake. She also visited a school destroyed by the quake. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25
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10A / Thursday, February 11, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR SANFORD TODAY
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State temperatures are todayâ€™s highs and tonightâ€™s lows.
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Elizabeth City 43/23
Raleigh 45/23 Greenville Cape Hatteras 43/23 43/29 Sanford 45/24
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€” 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€™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€™s monuments. But Wednesdayâ€™s blizzard quickly became a serious safety concern. The
As a another winter blizzard hits the nationâ€™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€œIâ€™ve seen enough,â€? 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€œItâ€™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€? 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€œI have never in my lifetime seen or heard anything quite like this,â€? 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-
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€™s 1.1 million schoolchildren enjoyed only their third snow day in six years. The District of Columbiaâ€™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€™s advice to stay home. Entrance ramps to closed highways were blockaded, and the Pennsylvania National Guard
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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€œFor your safety, do not drive,â€? Gov. Ed Rendell said. â€œYou will risk your life and, potentially, the lives of others if you get stuck on highways or any road.â€? 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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