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The Sanford Herald WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010

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ELECTION 2010

SPORTS

GOP has high expectations n Local chairman says at least four more candidates may file for office By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

CHATHAM NATIVE IS HITTING THE BIG TIME Siler City native George Edwards was hired as the new defensive coordinator for head coach Chan Gailey and the Buffalo Bills earlier this month Page 1B

SANFORD — Lee County Republican Party meeting Chairman Linda Shook said she expected up to four Republican candidates to file with the Lee County Board of Elections by Friday.

Shook told the crowd of about 40 people assembled at Tuesday’s party meeting at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center that she knew of two definite people and possibly two others who would file for office for the 2010 election before Friday’s deadline. The county GOP has had a candidate selection committee working

since October to recruit people, she said. “I’m really excited. For the first time in a long time, voters are going to have a clear choice,” she said. No one filed with the Lee County Board of Elections

INSIDE Another Republican has thrown their hat into the ring for the chance to face Democrat Bob Etheridge in the U.S. House election in November. Renee Ellmers of Dunn filed Tuesday. Full Story, Page 5A

See GOP, Page 6A

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

ECONOMY

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DIMMING HOPES Americans’ confidence in the economy has suffered a sudden relapse, dimming hopes that they will start spending — and spurring job growth — any time soon Page 14A

TOYOTA RECALL

COMPANY: RECALL MAY NOT FIX PROBLEMS The president of Toyota’s U.S. operations said Tuesday that the company’s recalls of millions of its cars may “not totally” solve the problem Page 10A

HEALTH CARE COMPREHENSIVE BILL MAY NOT BE FEASIBLE Democratic congressional leaders confronted the reality Tuesday that they may not be able to pass the comprehensive health care overhaul sought by President Obama Page 11A

STATE STERILIZATION FUND GETS FIRST DIRECTOR North Carolina is ready to begin a comprehensive effort to figure out how to curtail its swelling prison population, and state leaders hope it will create neither additional fears about public safety nor another political football on crime xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vol. 80, No. 44 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

Siler City Police Chief Gary Tyson speaks to students on Tuesday morning at Central Carolina Community College as a part of Black History Month.

Model for Success n Siler City’s first black police chief urges students to strive for a degree, be patient and disregard the nay-sayers By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Siler City Police Chief Gary Tyson returned to his roots Tuesday morning at Central Carolina Community College. Tyson, the first black police chief in Siler City, is a Sanford native and graduate of CCCC. He spoke to a group of about 40 students as part of the

college’s Black History Month program. “I’m at home here,” he told the group. Tyson said he hoped his advice on continuing education and preparing for a career would inspire just one student; if so, his visit Tuesday would be a success. “You’ve got to work hard here,” he said. “If you don’t work hard, you will not gradu-

ate.” Tyson began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the North Carolina Deparment of Corrections in 1988. He then spent 15 years with the Sanford Police Department. “First thing, I knew I had to get an education,” he said. “Education is the great social equalizer.”

See Chief, Page 7A

ASHLEY GARNER/ The Sanford Herald

Once you get your degree, you will become more marketable. People like myself, the higher folks, will take a better look at you.”

— SILER CITY POLICE CHIEF GARY TYSON —

WEATHER

2010: The winter that wouldn’t go away ... n Possible snow between 1 and 5 p.m. today could mean early closings From staff reports SANFORD — The National Weather Service plans to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the state for Wednesday. NWS meterorologists predict that locations from U.S. 1 west across the western piedmont

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

CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

Cherish Deaton, 9, braces herself during a snow ball fight on Monday afternoon in Sanford.

could see a slight accumulation of snow during the day Wednesday. Although temperature are not all that cold currently, cold air will be surging into the area tomorrow as moisture spreads in from the south. The cold air and moisture

Herald File Photo

See Winter, Page 6A

High: 41 Low: 28

INDEX

More Weather, Page 14A

OBITUARIES

R.V. HIGHT

Sanford: Walter McNeill, 66 Pinehurst: Shirley Furmannek, 73 Pittsboro: Raymond Bouldin Sr., 82; Ada Pratt, 76

The Herald’s special projects editor talks about his favorite places to relax

Page 4A

Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 8B Classifieds ..................... 11B Comics, Crosswords.......... 7B Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 8B Obituaries......................... 6A Opinion ............................ 4A Scoreboard ....................... 4B


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2A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

GOOD MORNING

FACES & PLACES

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Pet of the Week Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption

Baby Baby is an 11-month-old female domestic medium-haired Torti. Her predominantly orange and gold coat is especially unique, beautiful and will compliment any decor. Baby is a very affectionate girl that will allow you to carry her around or held until you say “enough!” If you have any experience with cats, you know it is usually he/she that says “enough” first. She is looking for a lap that comes with lots of chin rubs and ear scratches to demonstrate her professional purring abilities. Baby is laid back and gets along well with other kitties. Of course, she’s litter box trained and will stop purring long enough to play with the fishing pole toy (if you insist). Baby is FIV/FeLV negative, current on vaccines and preventatives, micro-chipped and spayed. See CARA’s Web site (www.cara-nc.org) for more info or to apply to adopt.

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Congressman Bob Etheridge (standing, second from left) visited the Give Kids A Smile event Feb. 12 at Central Carolina Community College’s Dental Programs at the W.B. Wicker Center. Pictured are (back, from left) Wendy Seymore, public health dental hygienist for Chatham and Lee counties; Etheridge; volunteer Crystal Stratton; and CCCC President Bud Marchant.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. located at 42 Deep River Rd., Sanford is a 501(c) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fund raising proceeds.

On the Agenda

TODAY

Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY ■ The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Office.

THURSDAY ■ The Carthage Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting/budget retreat at 8:30 a.m. in the Fire Department training room at the W.C. Walton Municipal Building in Carthage. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a budget workshop for fiscal year 2010-2011.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wished are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Brock Thomas, Ethan Page Wicker, William Haywood Cooper III, Travon Carvel Harris, Janice Green, Kevin Taylor, Na-Quise Person, Gregory Eugene Jeter, Brian Allen, Frances Edrington, Taylor Edrington, Linda Faye Godfrey, Leon Fogle, Natasha Petty, Josh Smith, Lou Yow, Shawnporter Hooker Jr., Bessie Le Tysor, Tonya Le, Gerrold Quick and Karsyn Rae Kerns. CELEBRITIES: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Abe Vigoda is 89. Actor Steven Hill is 88. Actor-singer Dominic Chianese (kee-uh-NAY’see) is 79. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 78. Actor James Farentino is 72. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) is 68. Actor Barry Bostwick is 65. Actor Edward James

THURSDAY ■ “Understanding Poverty,” the centerpiece event for COMPASSION ‘10, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ernest and Ruby McSwain Center in Sanford. The roundtable featuring Susan Pennock from Communities In Schools of North Carolina is open to the public. Leaders from ministries, nonprofits and social service agencies throughout the community are urged to attend. ■ The 2010 Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at the Harnett County Government Complex Commons. ■ 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. ■ A new community watch group for the Parkwood Community located on Hickory House Road will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 1401 Elm St., Sanford. Any questions or to learn more about starting a community watch group in your neighborhood, call Lt. David Prevatte at (919) 718-4563 ext. 5627. ■ Dine all day at Viva Villa Mexican Restaurant, located in Spring Lane Shopping Center in Sanford, and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the Stevens Center. No coupon required. For more information

Blogs

This day in history: On Feb. 24, 1868, the House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate. In 1821, Mexican rebels proclaimed the “Plan de Iguala,” their declaration of independence from Spain. In 1920, the German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform. In 1942, the Voice of America went on the air for the first time. In 1980, the U.S. hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to clinch the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. In 1983, a congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a “grave injustice.”

call the Stevens Center at 776-4048 or visit stevenscenter.org.

FRIDAY ■ A Black History celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center with Master of Ceremonies Claudia Lee, special singing, music and speakers. Registration is requested, call (919) 7760501 ext. 201. ■ A “Lunch and Learn” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce in downtown Sanord. This month’s lunch will be an informal session on Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7. A live demonstration and hands-on lesson will be led by Absolute Computers’ Roger Darr. There is no charge for the seminar, and seating is limited. For more information, call the Chamber at (919) 775-7341.

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SATURDAY ■ Central Carolina Community College presents a High Tech-High Touch laser workshop for middle school students and their parent or adult mentor. The workshop takes place 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Etheridge Building at the Harnett County Campus. All participants must register as student/adult pairs. Space is limited to

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Almanac Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2010. There are 310 days left in the year.

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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 3A

HILLSBOROUGH

AROUND OUR AREA

Lawyer for Edwards’ mistress accuses aide of stealing tape

LEE COUNTY

CHATHAM COUNTY

No activity at Board of Elections Tuesday

Project Child Find in schools kicks off in March

SANFORD — No one filed Tuesday with the Lee County Board of Elections to run in the 2010 election, according to Director Nancy Kimble. Democrat Robert Reives and Republican Tamara Brogan filed Monday to run for seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Friday. Candidates must file in person at the Lee County Board of Elections office, 225 S. Steele St. Contact the office at 718-4646.

PITTSBORO — An effort called Project Child Find is underway in Chatham County Schools to identify children and youth ages 3-21 who have disabilities and require special education and other related services. The Chatham County Schools Project Child Find will be held from March 22-26. The local efforts to identify children and youth are part of a concentrated statewide effort to identify children who require special education. For more information, call Chatham County Schools at (9l9) 542-6400 or the State Exceptional Children Division at (9l9) 807-3996.

— from staff reports

HARNETT COUNTY

Missing man safely located

— from staff reports

LILLINGTON — Harnett County sheriff’s deputies located a man they’d been searching for since Sunday. Searchers found Nathaniel McLean, 48, of Back Pack Lane in Lillington in a wooded area near his home. Deputies didn’t say when they found him or why he was in the woods, reporting only that he was in good condition but taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn as a precaution. He had been missing since Sunday from his home near Raven Rock Park outside Lillington. — from staff reports

MOORE COUNTY

Tax administrator completes pro designation

CARTHAGE — Moore County Tax Administrator Wayne Vest has successfully completed the requirements for the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation offered through the International Association of Assessing Officers. Among the requirements for the certification are successful completion of several courses and workshops, an eight hour case study exam, and a four hour master exam. Vest received his bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University and is a member of the IAAO and the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers. He has worked for Moore County for 12 years, including three years as tax administrator. — from staff reports

CHATHAM COUNTY

Sidewalk installation could affect traffic in NE Chatham

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Victim says Shareef ran over him with a pickup truck FAYETTEVILLE — Seth Thompson of Coats said in court Tuesday that Abdullah El-Amin Shareef ran over him with a pickup truck near Linden six years ago. Coats testified that he was lucky it rained the night before because the truck dragged him across wet grass and lost traction. Shareef, 31, is on trial in Cumberland County Superior Court following a rampage in April 2004. He is accused of stealing two vehicles and running over five people between Fayetteville and Erwin before being captured in FuquayVarina. One of the victims was killed, and another is wheelchair bound from his injuries. Shareef has pleaded notguilty by reason of insanity. He faces the death penalty if convicted. Thompson was the fifth victim. He said he was outside his father-in-law’s home on N.C. 217 in Harnett County when the pickup truck appeared at the end of the home’s long driveway and the driver honked at him. The truck spun on the wet ground and stopped, Thompson said. Bleeding and burned, but not severely injured, he pulled himself out from underneath and yelled at the driver. The driver didn’t say anything, but instead appeared to be reaching down for a weapon or to put the truck back in gear, Thompson said. — Fayetteville Observer

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer

HILLSBOROUGH — Attorneys for John Edwards’ mistress on Tuesday accused a former aide to the Democratic presidential candidate of theft after he turned over a video camera that belonged to the woman. Attorneys for Rielle Hunter said the video camera was taken from a home where she had been living. The video camera was one of several items that ex-aide Andrew Young gave to the judge. Young’s attorney said he did not know whether the video camera was Hunter’s or whether it belonged to Edwards’ presidential campaign. Hunter has sued Young for invasion of privacy and sought the return of the videotape purportedly showing Edwards in a sexual encounter with his pregnant mistress. That video has been turned over to the court and placed under seal.

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Andrew Young, former aide to former Senator John Edwards, talks with his attorney Robert Elliott during a hearing at the Orange County Superior Court House in Hillsborough on Tuesday. John Edwards former mistress, Rielle Hunter, has sued Young for invasion of privacy. Lawyers for Hunter have pressed Young about conflicting statements he’s made about the sex tape and other items. “That’s disturbing to me,� said Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones. “I’m not quite sure what I should do about

— from staff reports

materials. An attorney for the Youngs, Robert Elliot, said they have turned their house over looking for materials to surrender to the court as quickly as possible. “They did the best they could under those circumstances,� Elliot said.

UNITED WAY PROFILE

Boys & Girls Clubs has served thousands of local children, teens ■ Agency: Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County, Inc. ■ Address: 1414 Brag Street (PO Box 2027) Sanford ■ Contact: (919) 7763525; online at www. sanfordbgc.org ■ Current funding: $36,000 from United Way ■ Number of people served by agency annually: 957 ■ Year agency began: 1995 ■ Number employed by the agency: 18 ■ Agency’s primary mission: After-school and summer youth development programs ■ Statement about why we need the United Way: The organization has suffered $242,000 in grant cuts over the past 12 months due to state and federal budget cuts. The organization closed the Armory site

in November 2008 and transferred all children to the O.T. Sloan and Church Street sites. Without United Way, local individual and business support additional cuts will be necessary resulting in no option but to send children home. Over the past 14 years, the Club has served 13,000 Lee County children and realized zero school dropouts, one teen pregnancy and only four arrests for its active members.

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PITTSBORO — On Monday, contractors began installing five-foot sidewalks along U.S. 15-501 in northeastern Chatham County, which could impact the right northbound lane from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Using federal recovery funds, the five-foot wide sidewalks are being installed on the east side of U.S. 15-501 between Mann’s Chapel Road and the Orange County line. The work will mostly involve periodic closings of the right-hand lane north of Mann’s Chapel Road, but may occasionally impact this lane south of Mann’s Chapel Road. All businesses will remain open during the construction process and will have at least one entry point open for customers at all times. The project should be completed in mid-June. The work also includes landscaping along the right-of-way from Cole Park to Brown’s Auto Collision Center.

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Opinion

4A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

Most news outlets forget Iwo Jima Our View Issue: The 65th anniversary of the flag-raising over Iwo Jima during World War II, and the lack of remembrance among most of the media

Our stance: We told the story of former Sanford mayor Rex McLeod, and can only wish more newspapers had done similar stories

When we published the feature Tuesday about former Sanford Mayor Rex McLeod and his brilliant retelling of his experiences in the Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII, we honestly expected to be one of several newspapers in the U.S. reporting on the battle’s 65th anniversary. A daily ritual for most newspaper folk is to scan the papers (the competitors) each morning, and there’s no better site to do this than newseum.org, which shows a front page copy of just about every daily newspaper in the U.S. worth paying for. And it was a surprise Tuesday to see The Herald was one of the very few to have a front-page mention of the battle or the anniversary.

This isn’t our way to say, “Wow, we’re better than everyone,” but it does lead to the question, “Why don’t more of us care?” Iwo Jima was one of the first — and certainly one of the fiercest — Pacific land battles during WWII. Allied forces suffered more than 26,000 casualties, with 6,821 killed in action. The Japanese had 22,786 soldiers on the island, and more than 21,500 of them died either during battle or by ritual suicide. It was the battle immortalized by Joe Rosenthal’s photo of the raising of the flag by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman. McLeod, who went on to become a popular mayor in Sanford, was 17 at the time, and he vividly

remembers the battle and the flag raising. “You could smell death,” he told The Herald. It’s a war that gives him both great pride and great sorrow. And it continues to be one of the defining eras of our country, made possible by the greatest generation. Perhaps “65” isn’t much of a milestone number. Perhaps fewer of us do care. We’re certainly proud of all of our veterans, and as the years go by, we’ll have fewer and fewer WWII veterans around to remind us of their sacrifice. We’re proud to have been able to tell McLeod’s story. We just wish we weren’t so alone in doing so.

R.V. Hight Special Projects Editor

If you want to shoot a deer, use your camera To the Editor: This is a response to the letter in Sunday’s Herald from Deborah Marshburn (re: urban archery in Sanford) ... and to her I say, “Amen!” There is definitely room on our planet for these beautiful creatures. We as the inhabitants of this good earth have systematically taken away all of the natural habitats that these deer and many other animals used to enjoy. And now we have these “socalled experts” who walk out into the woods or actually on our properties to hunt down these fearsome creatures and give it their best try, and in doing so, leave — as Ms. Marshburn so stated — many deer helpless and left to die a terrible painful death. God forbid that a wandering child or domestic pet get in the way of these bow and arrows and these so-called hunters. If they need to shoot at something, take a camera into the woods. The results are much more gratifying. JOAN AXNER Sanford

Tax reductions always lead to more jobs

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Refreshing your soul

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ave you ever thought about where you like to be to refresh your soul? Or, does your soul ever need refreshing? I suppose that most of us have times in our lives where we feel our inner being needs a break from the everyday demands and stresses of the world. Personally, I find that church is a most inspiring refuge, with good preaching that inspires and good gospel singing that revitalizes. Just being among good people who share a common belief is a gratifying experience. I’ve been asked of my favorite vacation spots — or the favorite places I’ve visited. Some of those may be on my list of places to refresh my soul, but not necessarily. One of my favorite places to refresh my soul is in the family room of my home, where I can sit and relax — and even spend time with a good book or word puzzle. Here are some other places where I have found to be quite relaxing. n The beach or the mountains. Either is good for the soul. To stand on a beach and look out upon the water, day or night, is an exhilarating experience. So is traveling through the mountains and taking the time to look out upon the expanse of rolling hills. There is one balcony at the world famous Biltmore House in Asheville where I could sit for days upon end and look out upon that beautiful expanse of scenery. n Colonial Williamsburg. I’ve made comment that it may be one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever visited. It’s like being transformed back to the colonial period, where life may have been more difficult but perhaps less hectic. n Chapel Hill, in particular, the UNC campus. I choose that as that is where I went to college … and where I’d often walk and relax and think. In fact, I occasionally do that to this day. I would imagine that an alumnus of any school may choose their particular alma mater and recall places of refuge from the rigors of the classroom. n Driving down a country road. Yeah, that may sound like a James Taylor song. But, there is something quite relaxing about taking a drive down a country road, where the leisurely travel with little traffic allows your mind to relax and enjoy the beauty. n A quiet café or restaurant, where the food is good, the surroundings are comfortable and it’s easy to just sit back and breathe easy. The point is that all of us have our own special places, our own ways of relaxing and refreshing our souls. It may be a walk in the woods, or taking time to write in a journal, or visiting with a friend, or participating in a favorite hobby. What’s important is that we take time to collect oneself from the harshness of the everyday world and find ways that will give us peace and comfort within our souls and our lives. Here’s hoping that you’ll take time to refresh your soul this week.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t forgive their debts

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ALEIGH — There are plenty of reasons for North Carolinians to be worried and angry about the recent fiscal management of their government. After spending too much money when the economy was growing, the General Assembly has raised income and sales taxes during recessions. State and local officials have failed to set firm budget priorities. And skyrocketing level of state indebtedJohn Hood ness is consuming tax money that might othColumnist erwise have been used to balance the budget, John Hood is president of cut taxes, or fund core services. the John Locke Foundation I think all of these objections to the fiscal policies of current and former North CaroliIn defending this practice, North Carolina na leaders are valid. But there’s an argument politicians argue that COPs aren’t subject to I find even more persuasive: these public the state constitution’s referendum requireofficials have repeatedly violated the fiscalment because they don’t pledge the taxpolicy provisions of the state constitution ing power of the government. Technically, and should be held to account. investors who buy COPs are buying the right Many instances come to mind, but let me to share in the revenues to be derived from focus today on perhaps the most egregious one, government borrowing without securing the buildings being financed. Technically, the investors can repossess their share of the the permission of voters in a referendum. buildings in question if the revenues don’t In general, Article V, Sections 3 and 4 of materialize. ... the North Carolina constitution require Public schools and prisons derive virtuthat any state or local borrowing that would ally all their “revenue” pledge taxes to pay off the from government tax debt must be subjected to ‘As long as North Carolina collections. Public univoter approval. There are politicians are never held to versities derive a large some exceptions, however. For example, officials can account for their misuse of share of theirs from taxes, borrow without holding the power to borrow, they’ll too. In reality, investors who buy COPs are loana referendum to fund or keep doing it. I wonder if ing money to the state in refund a valid existing we’ll ever see a major return for receiving future debt, to supply an unforestatewide bond tax revenue. They have seen revenue deficiency, no interest in claiming an referendum again.’ or to meet public health or ownership stake in the few safety emergencies. They bricks their money paid can also reissue a portion of bonded debt that was previously approved to lay. There isn’t even a practical means of exercising such a claim. by voters and has been paid off, and use this Obviously, if COPs are used in a true emerdebt for any lawful purpose. gency — say, to cover an unforeseen drop But in recent years, both state and local in revenue or to remedy a sudden publicgovernments haven’t bothered to use these health crisis — that would be constitutional, exceptions. They have issued certificates of regardless of the wisdom of the act. But to participation (COPs) to fund the construcissue COPs in lieu of general-obligation debt, tion of prisons, schools, and other facilisimply because the politicians don’t want to ties. COPs are not subject to voter approval, risk voter disapproval, is to evade the clear which is why politicians like them. Holding intent, and arguably the clear letter, of the a referendum takes some time and expense. state constitution. More importantly, holding a referendum As long as North Carolina politicians are means that you have to accept the possibility never held to account for their misuse of the that voters will say no. power to borrow, they’ll keep doing it. I wonIt’s best just not to ask the peons in the der if we’ll ever see a major statewide bond first place. referendum again. The use of COPs and other non-voter-approved debt is no minor occurrence. According to the 2010 Debt Affordability Study just released by the office of State Treasurer Janet Cowell, nearly one-third of the state’s total debt will be in the non-voter-approved Then, the same day at evening, being the category by 2011. That’s higher than the 30 first day of the week ... the disciples were percent mark that bond-rating agencies preassembled. (John 20:19) fer for states to maintain a triple-A credit ratPRAYER: Father, thank You for giving us ing. For the 2008-09 fiscal year, the relevant a day to worship You in a place of worship figures for the state were these: $4.75 billion with other believers. Thank You for Your in general-obligation debt and $1.37 billion love and mercy. Amen. in COPs.

Today’s Prayer

Over the past few months it has been suggested that one of the ways to improve the economy is to cut taxes for every tax payer. The next few statistics indicate what a tax rate cut might have accomplished. The stimulus bill (ARRA) included $288 billion for tax cuts. Unfortunately, this money was earmarked for a variety of situations other than a tax rate reduction. In Feb. 2009, when the bill was passed, the population was about 308.7 million, with about 132.8 million non-farm employment for an average of 2.3 people per family unit. For a married couple with a taxable income of $52,000, the 2009 tax bill was about $7,000. If the lowest tax rate of 10 percent had been allowed, the tax bill would have been $5,200, for an annual savings of $1,800. Applying that average to the employment level of 132.8 million provides a stimulus of about $239 billion (note that these estimates are very rough but should be in the ballpark). Now let us suppose that the tax rate cut is to last for two years, and then we would have a stimulus of $478 billion. Most people, it can be submitted, will spend this money. Assuming the money is spent, the boost to the overall economy will quite naturally stimulate production to meet the demand, which will require that people be hired to make the additional products. It is a historical fact that in the past, tax reductions have led to increased employment. People who are working pay taxes. The net result has been that the tax cut has actually increased government revenue and thus hopefully reduced the deficit (provided that Congress does not implement new and wonderful entitlement programs.) Why have our elected officials not looked seriously at this aspect of our national history for possible solutions? JOHN HARROP Sanford

Next time, promote our state’s fine wineries To the Editor: The Feb. 17 Herald had the headline, “Win a trip to the wine country this winter” on page 8B. I was surprised and disappointed as I read on that the article referred to California. North Carolina has a large growing wine business. Go to VisitNCwine.com or call (877) 3NC-WINE for starters and you might discover a whole world of information about our wine industry and up-and-coming events that go on yearly. You might start with ordering the guide and map to North Carolina wineries. I suggest you promote our fine area for wine events. MARY WEBSTER Lee County


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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 5A

CHATHAM COUNTY

Deputies who shot suspect in Sept. cleared By GORDON ANDERSON anderson@sanfordherald.com

PITTSBORO — Seven Chatham County sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed an armed suspect in September have been cleared of any wrongdoing by Chatham County District Attorney Jim Woodall. “Chatham County Sheriff’s Office person-

nel were justified in their actions firing upon and fatally wounding David Scott Herring,” Woodall said in a press released issued Monday. “Each of the officers returning gun fire at the suspect acted in self-defense and in defense of their fellow officers.” The deputies who were involved in the shooting are Capt. Roy Allen, Sgt.

POLICE BEAT

SANFORD ■ Elias Montiel, 16, no address given, was charged Monday with resist, delay and obstruct. ■ Giovanna Maria Perez, 16, no address given, was charged Monday with larceny. ■ Robert Lee Bush, 39, of 224 Stroud St. was charged Monday with failure to appear. ■ Nancy Jenkins Manzanares, 49, of 2722 Little Creek Road was charged Monday with shoplifting. ■ Jesse James Clarke, 28, of 741 Sellers Road, Cameron was charged Monday with trafficking in heroin. ■ Joseph Antonio Smith, 33, no address given, was charged Monday with failure to appear. ■ Savanna Marie Perez, 18, no address given, was charged Monday with larceny. ■ Valerie Lynn Sharpe, 18, of 302 Village Drive was charged Tuesday with worthless check.

LEE COUNTY ■ Timmy James Boggs, 35, of 72 Stone Hill Lane was charged Monday with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. ■ Ricky Dale Mimms, 43, of 391 Mimms Road, Broadway was charged Monday with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and open container. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $1,000 secured bond. ■ Desman D. Allbrooks, 30, of 3209 Tyrone Drive was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $300 secured bond. ■ Brandi Nicole Windham, 28, of 894 Nicholson Road was charged Monday with failure to appear. She was released on $1,000 unsecured bond. ■ Lonnie Edward Durham Jr., 47, of 2111 Kildaire Circle was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $200 cash bond.

■ William Shawn Walters of 216 Christine Lane, Cameron was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $11,500 secured bond. ■ Sandy Marks Cooke reported Monday that someone took a 1990 Ford sports utility vehicle from 3641 Pilson Road.

CHATHAM COUNTY ■ Richard Smith, 33, of 181 May’s Chapel Road, Bear Creek was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Chatham County Jail without bond. ■ Paul Worthy Jr., of 3475 Old Graham Road, Pittsboro was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Chatham County Jail under $500 secured bond. ■ Joshua Lowe, 18, of 1743 Charlie Brooks Road, Moncure was charged Monday with assault on a government official, resist, delay and obstruct, communicating threats, intoxicated and disruptive, injury to personal property, and consuming alcohol under age. He was placed in Chatham County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. ■ Gary Williamson, 45, of 903 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Pittsboro was charged Thursday with failure to appear. He was placed in Cha-

Chris Perry, Sgt. Brandon Jones, Sgt. Joe Reece, Sgt. Daniel Tilley, Sgt. Brad Clewis, and Corporal David Scott. Allen and Perry were both shot during the altercation but recovered. On Sept. 17, the deputies shot and killed Herring after a 20 minute chase through Chatham County. Authorities began chasing Herring after he fired into another vehicle tham County Jail under $350 secured bond. ■ Rafael Ramirez, 18, of 518 W. 5th St., Siler City was charged Thursday with failure to appear. He was placed in Chatham County Jail under $50 secured bond. ■ Steve Allen Jr., 42, of 625 Meronies Church Road, Bear Creek was charged Thursday with failure to appear. He was released on $1,470 unsecured bond. ■ Daryl Pugh, 41, of 101 Exline William Drive, Pittsboro was charged Thursday with failure to appear and simple assault. He was released on $1,000 unsecured bond. ■ Ana Borrayo, 19, of 1207 April Loop, Siler City was charged Friday with failure to appear. She was released on a written promise. ■ Christopher Hamilton, 20, of 1106 15th St., Siler City was charged Saturday with driving while impaired and failure to appear. He was placed in Chatham County Jail under $1,500 secured bond.

HARNETT COUNTY ■ Brandon Darnell Brewington, 19, of 38 Bone Oak Drive, Sanford was charged Saturday with resist, delay and obstruct. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $750 secured bond. ■ Georgia C. Womack, 20, of 911 Lloyd Stewart Road, Broadway was charged Sunday with second-degree trespassing and simple assault.

near the Moore-Chatham county line. The chase ended in a standoff east of Siler City after Herring, 35, of Bear Creek, had already stopped his vehicle several times and waved a loaded handgun in the air and asked deputies repeatedly to shoot him. When Herring stopped his vehicle the final time, he fired his gun, hitting She was released on a written promise. ■ Terrence Crayton, 35, of 1216 Joe Collins Road, Lillington was charged Monday with failure to appear. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $757.19 cash bond. ■ Randy Bryan Larence, 49, of 39 Eric Lane, Sanford was charged Monday with larceny. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $500 secured bond. ■ Muhammed Shamsid Dean, 22, of 20692 N.C. 24/27, Cameron was charged Monday with three counts of failure to appear. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $2,500 secured bond. ■ Ryan Michael Ainsworth, 18, of 22 Harborview Drive, Sanford was charged Wednesday with possession of a weapon at school. Bond information was not provided. ■ Larry Damian McLean, 34, of 91 Neill’s Creek Road, Lillington was charged Thursday with communicating threats and two counts of failure to appear. He was placed in Harnett County Jail under $12,000 secured bond.

Allen and Perry. The seven deputies returned fire, killing Herring. Woodall’s statement indicates that authorities found cocaine and alcohol in Herring’s system after he was killed. Physical evidence of cocaine was located in the vehicle as well. Woodall noted that situation was “tragic,” no

matter the circumstances. “It is always tragic for all involved when law enforcement officers must use deadly force to protect the public,” he said. “In order to protect the public, their fellow officers and themselves, each officer’s actions and use of deadly force was lawful and reasonable on this occasion.”

ELECTION 2010

Dunn Republican files to run against Etheridge in Nov. RALEIGH — Renee Ellmers officially filed to run for Congress in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, opposing Congressman Bob Etheridge, the Republican’s Web site announced Tuesday. “I do not share President Obama’s vision for America, and I do not believe we can borrow and spend our way to prosperEllmers ity,” Ellmers said via a press release Tuesday. “Bob Etheridge has voted with Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi 97 percent of the time. He’s voted for Wall Street bailouts, higher debt ceilings and he and Obama have spent billions on government ‘stimulus plans’ to create jobs — but we’ve lost 3 million jobs.”

Ellmers is the fifth Republican to either file or announce their intentions to file this year. “I’m a mother, wife and nurse and I never dreamed I’d be running for Congress,” she said, “but it’s time to put a stop to the Obama rubber stamp Congress and Washington politics as usual.” Ellmers is married to Dr. Brent Ellmers, and they have one son, Ben. The Ellmers live in Dunn. Renee Ellmers graduatedfrom Oakland University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and she currently works as a nurse in her husband’s general surgical practice and Trinity Wound Center. According to her press release, Ellmers is active in her community and civic affairs serving as Chairman of the Dunn Planning Board, Dunn Area Tourism Authority Board, and the Harnett County Nursing Home Committee.

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6A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HARNETT

OBITUARIES Walter McNeill

SANFORD — Walter E. McNeill, 66, of 149 Friars Drive, died Monday (2/22/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Shirely Furmannek

PINEHURST — Shirley Furmannek, 73, died Monday (2/22/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

Raymond Bouldin Sr.

PITTSBORO — Raymond Kermit Bouldin Sr., 82, formerly of Lindo Johnson Road, died Monday (2/22/10) at the Laurels of Chatham. He was born May 19, 1927 in Chatham County, son of the late James Frank and Elizabeth Creed Bouldin. He was the owner of Raymond Bouldin Construction Company. He was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendant, served on the building committee, and sang in both the choir and also with the Emmaus Gospel Band. He is survived by his wife, Estelle Brooks Bouldin; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Jenny Cooper Bouldin of Pittsboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Merle Bouldin Gaines and Ronnie Gaines of Pittsboro, Gloria Bouldin Toll-

iver and Shane Tolliver of Salisbury and Joyce Bouldin Sirls of Pittsboro; brothers, Arthur Bouldin and Elmer Bouldin, both of Pittsboro, and Rev. J.R. Bouldin of Bear Creek; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Emmaus Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service, friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall. Condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne. com. Memorials may be sent to Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312, or the Pittsboro Christian Village, 1825 East St., Pittsboro, N.C. 27312. Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel, of Pittsboro.

Ada Pratt PITTSBORO — Ada Elizabeth Pratt, 76, of 2457 Silk-Hope Gum Springs Road, died Tuesday (2/23/10) at Siler City Care and Rehabilitation Center in Siler City. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro. o For more information on obituaries in The Herald, contact Kim Edwards at (919) 718-1224 or by e-mail at obits@sanfordherald.com

PTSD is focus of seminar Thursday LILLINGTON (MCT) — As a licensed professional counselor in Lillington, Molly VanDuser receives anywhere from one to six referrals a day for military families suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Substance abuse, nightmares and withdrawal are some of the symptoms facing troops as they rack up combat deployment after combat deployment. But PTSD can be cured, said VanDuser,

who will speak at the seminar, “PTSD and the Military Family,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cumberland County Headquarters Library. The seminar, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of North Carolina, Cumberland County chapter, will offer information and empathy for families affected by the disorder, VanDuser said. About 90 percent of VanDuser’s clients suffer from PTSD, and many

are either soldiers or the spouses of soldiers. VanDuser said military spouses also suffer from PTSD, as well as compassion fatigue -- self-destructive behaviors that occur when a caregiver focuses on others and neglects themselves. VanDuser said she will give a brief overview of PTSD and what causes it, along with a description of some conditions active-duty soldiers are facing in war zones.

Other topics will include symptoms, triggers and treatment options. VanDuser also hopes people will come away with more empathy and understanding of what soldiers with PTSD and their families are dealing with. “I want them to know it’s not frightening,” she said. “It’s understandable.” The seminar is free and open to the public.

Winter

been very cold and the cold air will be moving in the same time as the moisture, snow accumulations should be limited to grassy and elevated surfaces,” a press release from Lee County Emergency Management Director Shane Seagroves stated. “In some areas where the snow is very

light much of the snow may melt upon contact with the ground. The release went on to state that in areas where the snow is more moderate in intensity there could be a brief accumulation of up to two inches. The timing of the snow will be from shortly before noon through 5

p.m. Wednesday. Lee County Schools Public Information Director Sharon Spence said the district is “monitoring the situation and will make a decision as soon we can,” when ask whether there would be any closings or delays on the county’s campuses Wednesday.

Democrats. “I’m seeing a lot of energy,” she said. “It is going to be an exciting election year ... I know that all of us as conservatives have been very concerned about the direction our state and federal legislators have taken us.” Robert Orr, former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and executive director for the North Carolina Institute of Constitutional Law, spoke to the group about the need to eliminate economic incentives at the state and local levels. The issue is not a partisan one, he said. “We want to keep government out of the busi-

ness of business as much as we can,” he said. He said he believes they are unfair because large corporations are given tax breaks but small local businesses aren’t. Big corporations pit states and counties against each other to extract the most money, he added. “You will be played like a fish on a line. It amazes me the number of elected officials and candidates that are scared to say no because of all the jobs. It’s all about jobs,” he said. “It’s a fight that you the public and, frankly, I, think the Republican Party ought to take up.” Sanford City Council-

man Mike Stone stood and up and passionately argued against the incentives, noting that the city council is often forced to give in to large businesses. “Most of our incentives given away were to people who were already here,” he said. “They hold it above their head.” Stone, who will announce this week if he has decided to challenge state Rep. Jimmy Love Sr. (DSanford) for his seat in the North Carolina General Assembly, called the issue a “losing battle.” “Most of the companies aren’t leaving. It’s a bluff, but you can’t call it,” he said.

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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 7A

SALISBURY

After losing job, man turns to fishing lures By SHELLEY SMITH An AP Member Exchange

SALISBURY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Rob Fisher lost his job last year due to NASCAR mergers, he decided to turn one of his lifetime goals into a reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are only two ways I can think clearly,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Either sitting in a tree stand or sitting in a boat.â&#x20AC;? Fisher, of Salisbury, was fishing with his father last April, discussing a dream of his to design his own fishing lure, and see it in stores. Fueled by his passion, Fisher set a goal for himself to have a fishing lure ready for stores by spring 2010, and he has done just that. He named his company Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Robbies Soft Baits, made completely in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nowadays, it seems like everything comes from overseas,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to do everything in the U.S. and keep it cheap for the fishermen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My other goal was to sell

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Tyson told the students that his degrees helped him move up in the world of law enforcement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you get your degree, you will become more marketable,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like myself, the higher folks, will take a better look at you.â&#x20AC;? When he was just an officer, he had to keep his degrees in a closet, he said, and dreamt of the day when he could have his own office and hang them proudly. As chief, he now has all three of his college degrees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from CCCC, Mount Olive College and Central Michigan University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hanging on a wall in his office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you get your degree, nobody can take it from you,â&#x20AC;? he told the students. When he applied for the chief position, â&#x20AC;&#x153;my degrees helped me get my foot in the door.â&#x20AC;? Tyson specifically addressed the black students in attendance, and told them to prove naysayers wrong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever let somebody tell you that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accomplish your goals. When I went to Siler City, people said they gave me six months,â&#x20AC;? said Tyson, who was the only black employee in the entire department when he started three years ago. Since heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been with the Siler City Police

the end product at $2 a bag.â&#x20AC;? Fisher designed the lure himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of had an idea of what I wanted, and wanted something different I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that his lure was modeled after a crawdad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made my own prototype out of metal, and found an established company to pour the bait.â&#x20AC;? The U.S. company used his prototype to make a mold, and sent him several samples. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I fished with it, I liked it, and I gave them the OK to make a production mold,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said. Fisher then chose the color combinations for the 15 lures he offers, saying he chose them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;just knowing what seems to work pretty good,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most fishermen know.â&#x20AC;? Colors vary from black to red to orange, silver and red glitter, to color combos such as pink and green. By July 2009, Fisher had prototypes in his hand, and

the different-colored lures came in at the beginning of October. Through many phone calls and a lot of research, Fisher said he found what he needed in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People were telling me how much money Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d save if I got it from China, but I knew the quality of the product would suffer, and I wanted to help out our local and national businesses,â&#x20AC;? he said. Fisher even found a plastic bag manufacturer in the U.S. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I ever have a problem, I can drive to these companies if I need to,â&#x20AC;? he said. Fisher said he still wants to race with NASCAR, but is glad he took a chance on his fisherman dream. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being off has given me time to do this,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already met my ultimate goal by seeing my product in stores. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people get down when they are unemployed. They need to take that nega-

Department, Tyson said they have hired two black officers. He suggested students make connections in the career field they are interested in entering, and told them itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to research and be prepared for a job interview. Tyson said patience is key when applying for jobs: He applied for 30 different chief of police positions and had 10 interviews before landing the job in Siler City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Success doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come overnight,â&#x20AC;? he said. He also warned the students that the decisions they make today can stick with them for years to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hang around with folks that have the same goals youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know your surroundings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important that you make good decisions. You can blow your career with one stupid mistake.â&#x20AC;? Dawn Harris, coordinator for academic assistance at CCCC, organized the event and said the emphasis for Black History Month has been on speakers who have a local tie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year, we celebrate Black History Month. This year, the focus is on community college grads and local people in the community,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Chief Tyson, it was just the perfect fit for what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to convey. He was able to break through barriers and become the

first African-American chief of police in Siler City. We want to show students that CCCC is the beginning of something big.â&#x20AC;? Speaking to the students was a small way of giving back, Tyson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being an alumni of CCCC, I wanted to ... let the students of color see that education is very important and education can take you to some very good jobs,â&#x20AC;? he said. Students appreciated that Tyson is a successful product of CCCC and could share his experiences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was pretty cool. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good way of seeing evidence of going to school here,â&#x20AC;? said freshman Norman Stewart, 18, of Sanford.

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Rob Fisher poses by High Rock Lake with a rod and reel and Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;il Robbies, a soft body jig fishing lure that he designed and is selling in local stores and over the Internet near Salisbury. Fisher lost his job last year due to NASCAR mergers, and decided to turn one of his lifetime goals into a reality. Fisher, of Salisbury, was fishing with his father last April, discussing a dream of his to design his own fishing lure, and see it in stores. tive and make a positive out of it.â&#x20AC;? Fisher said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lucky people still fish, no matter the economy, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given some local fishermen his lures to try. Last year when he was trying the lures, he caught

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8A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald STERILIZATION COMPENSATION

STATE BRIEFS

Fund gets first executive director By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s effort to help thousands of mental patients and prisoners sterilized against their will decades ago moved forward Tuesday as state officials announced its first hire to lead a program to determine how to compensate victims. Charmaine Fuller Cooper, named the first executive director of the North Carolina Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation, will help develop criteria to determine whether patients or their descendants qualify for financial restitution or other assistance, according to the Department of Administration. More than 7,600 people were sterilized by choice or coercion under the state’s so-called eugenics program between 1933 and 1973. ThenGov. Mike Easley apologized in 2002 for the state’s role in the sterilizations. Activities to help victims have been slow due to financial

ON THE NET N.C. Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation: http://www.doa.nc.gov/ncjvsf/

constraints and political obstacles. “I’m excited about this opportunity and see it as a turning point to bringing justice to so many families and individuals affected by this tragic moment in North Carolina history,” Cooper said in a statement. “I aim to give them a voice so nothing like this ever happens in state government again.” North Carolina was one of more than two dozen states that ran such programs after social reformers began advocating for the approach a century ago as a way to prevent people considered mentally disabled or otherwise genetically inferior from having children. The state was the first to consider compensation to victims. The foundation’s biggest challenge may be finding funds to actually offer compensation. While the General As-

sembly — with support of Gov. Beverly Perdue — provided $250,000 back in August to start the foundation, there’s no money set aside yet for actual payments. Depending on the rules set the state could need tens of millions of dollars annually, and it’s unlikely lawmakers can fund a sizable amount this year as a budget shortfall could reach several hundred million dollars. Perdue added momentum to the issue during her 2008 gubernatorial campaign by pledging to compensate victims if elected. It took several months before hiring Cooper, executive director of the reform-minded Carolina Justice Policy Center in Durham and a former employee for several agencies working with the poor on criminal justice issues. Now board members must be chosen and a foundation

charter written. “I guess a snail’s pace is better rather than no pace,” said state Rep. Larry Womble, D-Forsyth, who has been the chief legislative advocate to address wrongs from the sterilization program. “I know that people are saying this is a time of recession but at the same time the state was responsible for it and the state ought to pay for it. It was a miscarriage of justice.” North Carolina’s program targeted the poor and people living in prisons and state institutions, among others. While officials obtained written consent from patients or their guardians, many didn’t know what they were signing and were essentially coerced, state historians have said. A House committee last year recommended a bill that would have given $20,000 to victims of the program, but it went no further. The delays are more acute because less than half of those sterilized are still alive, according to Womble.

McCrory campaign forgot helicopter flights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pat McCrory’s gubernatorial campaign failed to report two helicopter flights valued at $3,300 taken in the waning days of his unsuccessful bid. The manager for McCrory’s campaign said

Tuesday the October 2008 flights were uncovered as the State Board of Elections wrote candidates for governor since 2004 asking for more information about their air travel. Manager Jack Hawke

said the campaign filed an amended report dated last week to report the flight expenses. He said one flight invoice never reached the campaign. There was never an invoice issued for the second flight.

State Democratic Party executive director Andrew Whalen said McCrory’s refiling raises more questions beyond allegations he discussed at a news conference earlier Tuesday focusing on one of the flights.

I-40 reopening in western delayed by weather

N.C. gets $9M federal grant for child health care

RALEIGH (AP) — A portion of Interstate 40 in western North Carolina that was blocked by a rockslide will remain closed for an additional month due to delays caused by winter weather and the discovery of more trouble sites along the road. The state Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that it anticipates that the interstate will reopen by late April. The original contract called for work to be completed in March, but harsh weather delayed the work. Officials also said they’ve discovered five other sites along the interstate that need to be stabilized. Four of the five sites are just west of the area where the rockslide occurred. The rockslide occurred early on Oct. 25 near mile marker 3 in Haywood County near the Tennessee border.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina will receive $9.3 million over five years from the federal government to ensure doctors are doing a good job treating children from low-income families who rely on public health insurance. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan announced Tuesday the five-year grant funded by Congress last year when it reauthorized the federal-state Children’s Health Insurance Program. North Carolina is one of 18 states to receive grants to improve health care quality for these children. Hagan’s office said the funding will carry out and evaluate performance measures of providers and expand the use of technology, such as electronic health records for child patients. North Carolina’s first portion of the grant received will be $2.2 million.

Officials: NC-based Marine killed in Afghanistan CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has died while fighting in southern Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that 20-yearold Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson of Buffalo, Ky., died Sunday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, site of a major offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces against the Taliban. Other details were not immediately available Hanson was a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2008.

Airport worker charged with security breach MORRISVILLE (AP) — A North Carolina man working at Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been fired and arrested after using his security badge to help a friend avoid screening and catch her flight. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that airport police charged 37-yearold Jonathan Carl Gregg of Garner with disorderly conduct. Gregg was employed by a subcontractor to maintain flight information video displays. Officers say Gregg illegally used his security clearance to speed a friend to her gate in time for her early morning flight Monday.

Lee County Schools Kindergarten Registration

Escuelas del Condado Lee Matrícula del Jardín de Niños

February 22-March 12, 2010, is the time to register your child for next year’s kindergarten. Registration takes place at each elementary school. The child must be five (5) years old by August 31, 2010. Please take your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and (2) proofs of residence: one proof from category (A) and one proof from category (B).

La matrícula para el Jardín de Niños para el próximo año escolar se llevará a cabo del 22 de febrero al 12 de marzo del 2010 en todas las escuelas primarias del condado. Si su niño cumple 5 años antes del 31 de agosto del 2010, usted debe ir a la escuela de su área a matricularlo(a). Ese día lleve con usted los siguientes documentos de su hijo(a): el certificado de nacimiento, la tarjeta de vacunas, y dos (2) pruebas de residencia: uno de la categoría (A) y otra de la categoría (B).

A. One proof must be a signed lease agreement, affidavit of an oral lease agreement, deed, or closing statement (with a closing date within 45 days) in the name of the parent/legal guardian(s). B. The other proof of residence may include one of the following in the name of the parent/legal guardian(s): utility bill for the residence (electric, water, gas), property tax bill, or a home visit by a Lee County Schools District social worker. All documents must have the parent/legal guardian’s name, address and a current date. All required information must be presented to the principal of the school at the time of registration.

A. Una de las pruebas de residencia puede ser uno de los siguientes documentos: el contrato de renta firmado, una declaración jurada de un acuerdo de palabra (sellada por un notario), el título de la propiedad, o un acuerdo de compra, (con una fecha de 45 días de emitido) a nombre del padre, madre o apoderado legal. B. La otra prueba de residencia puede ser uno de los siguientes documentos a nombre del padre, madre o apoderado legal: cuenta de servicios (electricidad, agua, gas), la cuenta de impuestos de propiedad, o una visita al hogar de una trabajadora social de las escuelas. Todos los documentos deben tener el nombre y dirección del padre, madre o apoderado legal y una fecha reciente. Los padres deben presentar toda esta información al director al matricular a su hijo(a) en la escuela.


State

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 9A

CAPITOL LETTER

State working to stem prison crowding problems

away from that partisan divide and have rational conversations based on RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North solid information.â&#x20AC;? Carolina is ready to begin The goal is to find a comprehensive effort to consensus across party figure out how to curtail its lines and avoid government swelling prison population, agency turf wars that have and state leaders hope it will limited significant changes create neither additional toward reducing the growth fears about public safety nor of the prison population another political football on even as the overall reported crime. crime rate has fallen nearly With all three branches of 14 percent since the late government and both major 1990s. parties on board, outside The state is looking at groups with expertise in having to find an additional criminal justice and cor8,500 beds by 2019 to house rections plan to roll out in 51,000 prisoners, accordthe coming weeks a one- to ing to a new annual prison three-year project. The hope population report by the is to lower recidivism rates state Sentencing and Policy and reduce the need for Advisory Commission. prisons. Keeping 8,500 new prisoners Instead of wrapping poli- could cost more than $200 cy debates around â&#x20AC;&#x153;tough on million annually. crimeâ&#x20AC;? sound bites or rehaNorth Carolina is one bilitating prisoners, support- of only a dozen states that ers say, possible solutions have or are now participatoffered by the Council of ing in Justice Reinvestment, State Governments and Pew a Council of State GovernCenter on the States will be ments project whose staff based on hard numbers and along with Pew review evidence. prison, probation and courts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be lookdata. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also contact ing at purely data-driven hundreds of agency workers decisions,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Alice and advocates across the Bordsen, D-Alamance, costate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a process that could chairwoman of a criminal take up to a year, said Mijustice budget subcomchael Thompson, executive mittee and a driving force director of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New behind bringing the groups York-based Justice Center. to work with North Carolina. The program wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole point is to step

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

accept North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application until it received support from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, House Speaker Joe Hackney and Senate leader Marc Basnight among them. But the same is required from Republican leaders, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes a lot for the top leadership to come together and say they want to do something, and they clearly demonstrated this in this case,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said during a visit to Raleigh last week. The groups ultimately offer to state officials a menu of options to improve corrections outcomes. The Legislature would then attempt to approve initiatives that would cost significantly less than having to spend tens of millions of dollars for new prisons. The hope is that by bringing together agencies and lawmakers and keeping the public informed, there will be more momentum to pass reforms. Two reforms suggested by the state sentencing commission that could free up 2,100 additional beds by 2020 languished in the Legislature for several years before they were finally approved in 2009 along party lines. House Minority

Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, blamed the division in part because commission members include several Democratic lawmakers but only one from the GOP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavily weighted with Democrats, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get a buy-in from Republicans,â&#x20AC;? said Stam, who wrote a letter supporting the Justice Reinvestment effort: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very hopeful that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set up on a bipartisan basis.â&#x20AC;? Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group points to Texas as one of its successes. In early 2007, Texas leaders faced having to spend $523 million in new prisons or face an overcrowding crisis. The Legislature

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expanded substance abuse treatment programs for offenders, placed maximum caseload limits for probation officers and expanded drug courts so that the people most likely to commit crimes again are given the most intense help to stay out of trouble. Now the projected overcrowding is no more, said Texas state GOP Rep. Jerry Madden, at less than half the costs of building the new prisons while hopefully helping ex-offenders become productive people in society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less expensive than locking them up,â&#x20AC;? Madden said in a phone interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have created a group

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10A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald TOYOTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TROUBLES

NATION BRIEFS For NASA no easy answer for next space destination

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Where to next? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple question that NASA canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer so easily anymore. The veteran space shuttle fleet is months from being mothballed and the White House has nixed a previous plan to fly to the moon. For the first time in decades, NASA has no specific space destination for its next stop, although it has lots of places it wants to go. Future space flight, NASA officials say, now depends on new rocket science and where it can take us. That uncertainty may not sit well with Congress, which will be grilling NASA chief Charles Bolden on Wednesday and Thursday in the first hearings since the George W. Bush moon mission was shelved. There are only a few places in space where humans can go in the next couple of decades. NASA wants to go to all of them, with the ultimate destination, as always, being Mars.

Report: Wall Street got $20B in bonuses in 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Employees at Wall Street financial firms collected more than $20 billion in bonuses in 2009, the year after taxpayers bailed out the financial sector amid the economic meltdown, New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday. The payouts were about 17 percent higher than the previous yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bonuses. Total compensation at

the largest securities firms grew beyond that figure and profits could surpass what he calls an unprecedented $55 billion last year, DiNapoli said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly three times Wall Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record increase, a rate of growth that is boosted in part by the record losses in 2008 of nearly $43 billion, the Democrat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wall Street is vital to New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy, and the dollars generated by the industry help the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bottom line,â&#x20AC;? said DiNapoli. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for most Americans, these huge bonuses are a bitter pill and hard to comprehend. ... Taxpayers bailed them out, and now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re back making money while many New York families are still struggling to make ends meet.â&#x20AC;?

Home Depot moves to a 4th-quarter profit NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Improving sales of paint, flooring and plumbing show home owners are making a cautious return to basic doit-yourself and home decor projects, Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday. Cost-cutting and stronger sales drove its fiscal fourthquarter profit higher, the largest U.S. home-improvement retailer said Tuesday. Home Depot also boosted its quarterly dividend for the first time since 2006 and gave a 2010 profit forecast above analyst expectations. Shares briefly touched a 52-week high. Consumers cut back on home-improvement projects during the recession and housing slump, and Home Depot has responded to weak sales by scaling back store openings and cutting jobs.

Recalls wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix pedal issues WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The president of Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. operations acknowledged to skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday that the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recalls of millions of its cars may â&#x20AC;&#x153;not totallyâ&#x20AC;? solve the problem of sudden and dangerous acceleration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are vigilant and we continue to look for potential causes,â&#x20AC;? Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s James Lentz told a congressional panel. However, he repeated his companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position that unexpected acceleration in some of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular cars and trucks was caused by one of two problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; misplaced floor mats and sticking accelerator pedals. He insisted electronic systems connected to the gas pedal and fuel line did not contribute to the problem, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers who said such a possibility should be further explored â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and from a tearful woman driver who could not stop her runaway Lexus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shame on you, Toyota,â&#x20AC;? Rhonda Smith, of Sevierville, Tenn., said at a congressional hearing. Then she added a second â&#x20AC;&#x153;shame on youâ&#x20AC;? directed at federal highway safety regulators. Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton cautioned his colleagues early in the hearing against conducting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;witch huntâ&#x20AC;? and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to just assume automatically that Toyota has done something wrong and has tried to cover it up.â&#x20AC;? But midway through Lentzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s testimony, Barton said of Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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James E. Lentz, president and chief operating officer, Toyota Motor Sales, USA,Inc., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on Toyota. investigation of the problems: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my opinion, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sham.â&#x20AC;? Lentz said the company had not completely ruled out an electronics malfunction and was still investigating causes of the sudden acceleration. Still, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have not found a malfunctionâ&#x20AC;? in the electronics of any of the cars at issue, he said. As to Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harrowing story, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m embarrassed for what happened,â&#x20AC;? Lentz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want her and her husband to feel safe about driving our products,â&#x20AC;? Lentz said. Three congressional panels are investigating Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems, which affect a huge number of Americans. Toyota has recalled some 8.5 million vehicles worldwide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more than 6 million in the United States â&#x20AC;&#x201D; since last fall because of unintended acceleration problems

in multiple models and braking issues in the Prius hybrid. It is also investigating steering concerns in Corollas. People with Toyotas have complained of their vehicles speeding out of control despite efforts to slow down, sometimes resulting in deadly crashes. The government has received complaints of 34 deaths linked to sudden acceleration of Toyota vehicles since 2000. Lentz, who choked up while discussing the death of his own brother more than 20 years ago in a car accident, said he understood the pain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know what those families go through,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lentz has said in the past that he was confident Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fixes on the recalled vehicles would correct the problems. But when pressed by Energy and Commerce

Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on whether the two recalls Toyota put in place to deal with the issue would completely solve it, Lentz replied: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not totally.â&#x20AC;? Still, he said chances of unintended accelerations were â&#x20AC;&#x153;very, very slimâ&#x20AC;? once the recall was complete. Lentz also said Toyota was putting in new brakes that can override the gas pedal on almost all of its new vehicles and a majority of its vehicles already on the road. Meanwhile, Toyota president Akio Toyoda, who will testify before a separate panel on Wednesday, said he took â&#x20AC;&#x153;full responsibilityâ&#x20AC;? for the uncertainty felt by Toyota owners and offered his condolences to a San Diego, Calif., family who were killed in late August, reigniting interest in the problems.

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Bill advances past filibuster

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A bipartisan jobs bill cleared a GOP filibuster on Monday with critical momentum provided by the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest Republican, Scott Brown of Massachusetts. The 62-30 tally to advance the measure to a final vote on Wednesday gives both President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats a muchneeded victory â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even though the measure in question is likely to have only a modest boost on hiring. Brown and four other Republicans broke with GOP leaders to advance the measure. Most other Republicans voted in favor of the filibuster because of strong-arm tactics by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. The bill is likely to enjoy far broader GOP support on Wednesday when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put to an up-ordown vote. The bill featured four provisions that enjoyed sweeping bipartisan support, including a measure exempting businesses hiring the unemployed from Social Security payroll

taxes through December and giving them another $1,000 credit if new workers stay on the job a full year. Though employers seldom make hiring decisions based on tax breaks, economist Mark Zandi says the measure could potentially create 250,000 new private-sector jobs. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less than 4 percent of the 8.4 million jobs lost in the recession. Joining Brown in voting to break the filibuster were two moderate New England Republicans, Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, and two retiring GOP senators, Kit Bond of Missouri and George Voinovich of Ohio. Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;nayâ&#x20AC;? and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., was absent. Reidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill is a far smaller measure than Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $862 billion economic stimulus bill enacted a year ago. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also significantly smaller than a rival bipartisan bill unveiled earlier this month by two senior senators. The legislation also would renew highway programs through De-

cember and deposit $20 billion in the highway trust fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families,â&#x20AC;? said Brown, whose election last month gave Republicans the 41st vote that could sustain GOP filibusters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Senate jobs bill is not perfect ... but I voted for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work.â&#x20AC;? For his part, Reid was clearly pleased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope this is the beginning of a new day here in the Senate,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether this new day was created by the new senator from Massachusetts or some other reason Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very, very happy.â&#x20AC;? Voinovich said he voted for the bill because the highway spending will create jobs and help states pay for important projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to miss the construction season, and this is an area where you absolutely create jobs,â&#x20AC;? Voinovich said.

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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 11A

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Comprehensive bill may be no go By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Democratic congressional leaders confronted the reality Tuesday that they may not be able to pass the comprehensive health care overhaul sought by President Barack Obama. Republican leaders prepared to do everything in their power to make sure they can’t. Democrats saw the sweeping health bill that Obama unveiled ahead of a bipartisan health care summit Thursday as their last, best chance at a topto-bottom remake of the nation’s health care system that would usher in nearuniversal health coverage. But some were clear-eyed about the difficulties after a year of corrosive debate and the loss of their filibuster-proof supermajority in the Senate. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said comprehensive reform would be best but it’s not all or nothing. “We may not be able to do all. I hope we can do all, a comprehensive piece of legislation that will provide affordable, accessible, quality health care to all Americans,” Hoyer said at his weekly media briefing. “But having said that, if we can’t, then you know me — if you can’t do a whole, doing part is also good. I mean there are a number of things I think we can agree on.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was a bit more optimistic about

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President Barack Obama meets with bipartisan House and Senate leaders to discuss the economy and jobs, Tuesday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and the president. the prospects for Obama’s plan. “I think it is getting a good reception in our caucus, but nonetheless we have more work to do to have everyone on board,” she said. Republican leaders said they would attend the summit but see no point in the session, arguing that Obama and the Democrats are determined to ram their comprehensive bill through Congress using special parliamentary rules. “We’re happy to be there, but I’m not quite sure what the purpose is,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who invited some of Obama’s fiercest critics to join him Thursday, including the president’s 2008 rival, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Senate Republicans

also rejected the White House plea for a simple up-or-down vote on Obama’s health care plan, indicating they would offer hundreds of amendments to stop the legislation. Insurance market reforms like barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions would be difficult or impossible to pull off without a large risk pool achieved by a requiring nearly everyone to be insured. Smaller measures could be done individually, such as money for insurance pools to provide coverage to people with health problems. Obama’s new plan used legislation already passed by the Senate as its starting point, making changes designed to appeal to House Democrats. He unveiled it Monday almost exactly a year after calling on Congress to act to

FORMER VP HOSPITALIZED

Cheney resting comfortably

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former vice president Dick Cheney was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains Monday, an aide said. Cheney assistant Peter Long issued a statement that the 69year-old Cheney was restCheney ing comfortably at George Washington University Hospital and his doctors were evaluating the situation. Cheney has a history of heart problems, including four heart attacks starting at age 37. When doctors rule out an immediate heart attack, the next step in

evaluating chest pain usually is an X-ray exam called an angiogram to help uncover the cause. Doctors inject a dye that will highlight narrowed arteries leading to the heart. Blockages aren’t the only explanation for chest pain. But Cheney had bypass surgery in 1988, as well as two later angioplasties to clear narrowed coronary arteries, and bypasses tend to last about a decade before the rerouted blood vessels start to clog. In 2001, he had a special pacemaker implanted in his chest. In addition, doctors in 2008 restored a normal rhythm to his heart with an electric shock. It was the second time in less than a year that Cheney had experienced and

been treated for an atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart. The former vice president has kept a high profile since leaving the White House. He has sparred with the Obama administration over plans to close the U.S. detention facility for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and hold the trials of several high-profile detainees in civilian courts rather than military tribunals. He made a surprise appearance last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he accompanied his daughter Liz. He was greeted with chants of “Run, Dick, Run,” but said “I am not going to do it.”

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reform the nation’s costly an inefficient health care system. Majority Democrats were on the verge of meeting the challenge before Republican Scott Brown’s upset win in a Massachusetts Senate seat last month. Brown’s win underscored the perilous political environment for Democrats in an election year, but Obama didn’t scale back his ambitions, opting for one last attempt at full-scale legislation. It costs around $1 trillion over a decade, requires nearly everyone to be insured or pay a fine, and puts new requirements on insurance companies, including — in a new twist responding to recent rate hikes — giving the federal government authority to block big premium increases.

Teacher contracts support reforms in worst schools PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even in a school system known for its academic troubles, the numbers at Vaux High School are jaw-dropping: More than 90 percent of 11th-graders tested last year could not read or do math at grade level. But next fall, at least half the teachers at Vaux and 13 more of Philadelphia’s worst schools could be gone. And the school day, school week and school year could be longer. While federal law has long allowed the overhaul of chronically failing schools, such extreme makeovers are likely to become more common because of more money from Washington, a growing consensus on education reform, and newfound willingness on the part of teacher unions to collaborate, experts say.

States eye ban on public release of 911 calls MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Linda Casey dialed 911 and screamed, “Oh, God!” over and over again into the phone after finding her daughter beaten to death in the driveway of their North Carolina home. Later that day, she heard the 911 recording on the local news and vomited. “This was not only the most painful thing I have ever been through, it should have been the most private,” she said in an e-mail. Because of situations like Casey’s, lawmakers in

Alabama, Ohio and Wisconsin are deciding whether to bar the public release of 911 calls. Missouri, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wyoming already keep such recordings private. But generally, most states consider emergency calls public records available on request, with exceptions sometimes made for privacy reasons or to protect a police investigation.

New credit card warnings not as startling online NEW YORK (AP) — It’s meant to jolt borrowers from the complacency of debt: A new credit card statement that spells out the price of making only minimum payments. Yet the shock factor may be lost on the growing number of cardholders who bank online and no longer check their paper statements. As part of the credit card law that went into effect Monday, banks are now required to present some jarring math. Namely, how much you need to pay each month to wipe your balance clean within three years, and how long it would take to be debt-free if only minimum payments are made. It’s valuable information, but there’s a glitch for those who do most of their banking online. Rather than putting the new minimum payment warnings front and center for cardholders when they log on, most banks are taking refuge by limiting the changes to monthly statements.


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12A / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UNIV. OF ALABAMA SHOOTING

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Files show husband wanted revenge By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON — The husband of the Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues once said he wanted violent revenge on a doctor who gave his wife a bad job review, according to documents that feed growing evidence the woman showed signs of violence long before the latest episode. Amy Bishop is charged with killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 12. Investigative files released Tuesday to The Associated Press by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives show that Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned in 1993 in the attempted mail bombing of Dr. Paul Rosenberg of Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Rosenberg told investigators he played a role in Bishop’s resignation as a postdoctorate research fellow in the hospital’s neurobiology lab. A pipe bomb package was sent to his home weeks later. The ATF report states that on April 27, 1995, authorities re-interviewed a witness who admitted that during a conversation in 1993, “Anderson stated that he wanted to get back at victim Dr. Rosenberg and that he wanted to shoot him, bomb him, stab him or strangle Rosenberg.” The couple were never charged, and the case remains unsolved. A phone message left with Anderson was not immediately re-

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Braintree Chief of Police, Paul Frazier points to the police log from Dec. 6, 1986, the only remaining document regarding the Amy Bishop’s accidental fatal shooting of her brother, Seth Bishop during a news conference at Braintree Police Headquarters on Saturday in Braintree, Mass. turned. Roy W. Miller, an attorney for Bishop, declined to comment through an assistant on the contents of the ATF documents, which were first reported by The Boston Globe. But Anderson previously told the AP he and his wife were among a number of innocent people questioned by investigators. He said the case “had a dozen people swept up in this, and everybody was a subject, not a suspect.” The Harvard-educated Bishop, 45, remains jailed in Huntsville, charged with capital murder and attempted murder in the Alabama shooting, which also wounded three other colleagues. Police have not offered a motive, but colleagues say she had complained for months about being denied the job protections of tenure. Her attorney has said she needs mental evaluations and is laying the

groundwork for an insanity defense. Since the Alabama shooting, several disturbing episodes in Bishop’s past have come to light. In 1986, at age 21, she fatally shot her 18-year-old brother in what was ruled an accident and produced no criminal charges. In 2002, she was accused of punching a mother in an argument over a booster seat in a Massachusetts restaurant; the charges were dismissed and the judge refused to order her into an anger management program. And, in 1993, Rosenberg and her husband were suspects in the mail bomb. The ATF files say two suspects — a married couple — were identified during its investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. One of the suspects “had quit employment” and was “on the verge of a nervous

breakdown,” according to witnesses. The name of the witness is blacked out, and it is unclear from the records whether investigators found the witness credible. The names of Bishop and Anderson are also blacked out in most places, but a law enforcement official familiar with the case confirmed they were the suspects. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The report says the wife “had been having employment related problems” with Rosenberg and around the time of the mailing had quit her job with Rosenberg. “He stated that he had been instrumental in her leaving because he had felt she could not meet the standards required for the work,” the report states. Rosenberg also told investigators that he and others felt Bishop had problems with depression. “He stated that she was not stable,” the ATF report says. The doctor told investigators that over the years there had been “growing concern” among colleagues about the wife, who “has exhibited violent behavior.” Rosenberg told authorities he and his wife returned to their Newton home after a weeklong vacation and found a package. When he saw wires, he immediately fled the house with his wife and called police. The package contained 9-volt batteries, two pipe bombs with black powder and two roller lever switches.

Cruise line: 350 sick aboard ship in Caribbean CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — About 350 people who got sick a week into a Caribbean cruise were responding well to medicine, the cruise line said Tuesday. Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said 326 of the more than 1,800 passengers on the Celebrity Mercury began complaining Sunday of upset stomachs, vomiting and diarrhea. Martinez says 27 of the nearly 850 crew members also reported symptoms. The ship left Charleston on Feb. 15. State officials said there has been an outbreak in norovirus cases across South Carolina but that it is not possible to say if that’s what led to the ship’s illnesses. Martinez says the crew is conducting “enhanced cleaning” of the ship to prevent the spread of the illness. An extra doctor and two nurses came aboard in St. Kitts, in the Leeward Islands, and will sail to Charleston, arriving early Friday. It’s not clear what caused the outbreak. Norovirus is often to blame for similar symptoms sweeping closed quarters like those on cruise ships, but a determination will have to until samples are tested.

Alleged Mexican cartel figure pleads not guilty CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of being one of the leaders of a powerful Mexican drug cartel pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he conspired to import

and sell large amounts of cocaine and heroin in the United States. Jesus Vincente ZambadaNiebla, 34, listened silently to an interpreter as his New York-based defense attorney, Edward Panzer, entered the plea before Judge Ruben Castillo. An especially large security contingent were on hand for the hearing in what prosecutors are calling the largest international drug conspiracy case in the Chicago’s history. Authorities say ZambadaNiebla was an influential, second-generation member of the Sinaloa drug cartel, and that he helped move large amounts of cocaine and heroin from South and Central America to the United States from 2005 to 2008. They say hundreds of kilograms of cocaine were taken to Chicago.

Retailers profits rise, but customers hold back CHICAGO (AP) — A fleet of the nation’s biggest merchants reported mostly better fourth-quarter profits Tuesday. The improvements at Target, Sears and Macy’s are mostly a results of stocking holiday shelves cautiously and managing markdowns. But the rosier results mask a tough reality. To keep up that momentum retailers need shoppers to spend more. Merchants may have to keep waiting if Tuesday’s surprisingly steep drop in consumer confidence figures offers any insight. That likely means that shoppers will remain cautious until the nation’s economy and job outlook is rosier.

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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 13A

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Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apology lives in mashups

MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tiger Woods may not know it, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s singing a new tune. His 13 1/2-minute apology has been chopped up and reconfigured online, spreading in music and video through social networks and on the radio. One offering is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ke$ha vs. Tiger Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m So Sorry (Blah, Blah, Blah).â&#x20AC;? Another features Robin Thickeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sex Therapyâ&#x20AC;? with Woods talking over still shots, including one of the media watching him spill it live on TV after a three-month silence. Type â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiger Woods remixâ&#x20AC;? into a Twitter search and a steady stream of postings pop up with people talking about the mashups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatcha say Elin? The official Tiger Woods Apology Remix. HAHA! Nice parody,â&#x20AC;? jokes a tweeter. Another writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiger Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; APOLOGY speech, his mea culpa Friday turned into a bit of a fun.â&#x20AC;? Pop culture watchers call it the new watercooler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just shows the power of the audience. We are definitely immersed in the age of the people versus the celebrity,â&#x20AC;? said Amy Andrieux, executive editor of The Source magazine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made from a comedic standpoint. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mashup culture at its finest.â&#x20AC;?

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Tiger Woods makes a statement at the Sawgrass Players Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Robert Thompson, professor of pop culture at Syracuse University, said such â&#x20AC;&#x153;joke cyclesâ&#x20AC;? often occur immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within 72 hours this thing becomes an old joke. This is sort of the first front of comedic attack on these things.â&#x20AC;? It has happened before with presidents, politicians and other high profile personalities. On YouTube, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footage of William Shatner on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Show with Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;? reciting some of Sarah Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less serious observations. Remixes emerged of an upset Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly and of Andrew â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Taze Me, Broâ&#x20AC;? Meyer. When Michael Jackson died, people made tribute videos integrating his songs.

This time around, in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ke$sha vs. Tigerâ&#x20AC;? contribution, a photo of Woods looking down, eyes closed, during his appearance is matched with dance music and the fallen golf great saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable and I am the only person to blame.â&#x20AC;? Cue slow fade-in of background music that swells as he continues: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to ...â&#x20AC;? The video using Thickeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song was rejiggered to include Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; words and video featuring a variety of photos, including some from his tightly controlled TV appearance that included no questions from reporters. Marve Frazier, CEO of the gossip

and entertainment online magazine Bossip.com, said a video of the remix with Thickeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song was posted on the site to entertain and attract more viewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was like dying, laughing. Oh my god, people are crazy,â&#x20AC;? she said of her first reaction. The same thing happened earlier in the Woods scandal, when amateur humorists created the Tiger Woods Voicemail Slow Jam Remix â&#x20AC;&#x153;Name Off Your Phone.â&#x20AC;? The video begins with slow, sensual music and a man singing the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;name off your phone,â&#x20AC;? while a message is played of what sounds like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tiger. I need you to do me a huge favor, please ... Can you take your name off your phone.â&#x20AC;? It refers to a request he reportedly made to one of his galfriends. In another version, the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got a feeling,â&#x20AC;? from the Black Eyed Peas plays while a man asks the same favor in a video called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Been Cheatin! Black Eyed Peas Remix.â&#x20AC;? Frazier said this kind of comedy is here to stay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think mainly because the Internet is not going anywhere. Everybody is becoming more and more tech savvy. This is our culture,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are going to be doing this with everybody.â&#x20AC;?

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Pyrotechnics mishap singes pro wrestler ST. LOUIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The professional wrestler known as The Undertaker got minor burns on his chest and a scare during a pyrotechnics mishap. World Wrestling Entertainment spokesman Robert Zimmerman said Tuesday that the wrestler, whose real name is Mark Calaway, is fine. In fact, he wrestled after being burned Sunday night during a live pay-per-view event at the Scottrade Center and was back in the ring for WWEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rawâ&#x20AC;? show on Monday. The Undertaker, one of the most popular pro wrestlers, enters the ring as fireballs explode and music blares. On Sunday, a fireball went off too close to him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a mistiming,â&#x20AC;? Zimmerman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He threw his jacket down. It kind of singed is the best way to describe it.â&#x20AC;? The wrestler was evaluated by a ringside physician. Zimmerman said he suffered a chest injury that looked like a bad sunburn. He was cleared to wrestle and performed for 25 minutes. WWE is investigating to determine how the mishap occurred. St. Louis fire officials also are investigating but declined to comment. Bill Zieres, deputy chief of the Missouri State Fire Marshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, said state officials have not been contacted. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25

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State temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

51º

Greensboro 37/25

Asheville 36/23

Charlotte 42/27

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Thu. 28/17 mc 47/27 s 41/31 sn 27/20 sn 58/42 s 40/21 sn 67/51 s 38/29 rs 70/50 pc 44/33 mc 59/42 mc 40/26 sn

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Raleigh 40/27 Greenville Cape Hatteras 50/33 50/38 Sanford 41/28

What is the record for the most consecutive days below zero in the U.S.?

Data reported at 4pm from Lee County

Temperature Yesterday’s High . . . . . . . . . . .57 Yesterday’s Low . . . . . . . . . . .43 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Record High . . . . . . . .80 in 1975 Record Low . . . . . . . .10 in 1978 Precipitation Yesterday’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00"

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Answer: In January 1969, Havre, Mont. sank below zero for over 16 days.

U.S. EXTREMES High: 81° in Lakeland, Fla. Low: -25° in Shirley Basin, Wyo.

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Wilmington 54/34

NATIONAL CITIES Anchorage Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Los Angeles New York Phoenix Salt Lake City Seattle Washington

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STATE FORECAST Mountains: Expect cloudy skies today with a 60% chance of snow. Thursday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. Piedmont: Today we will see cloudy skies with a 70% chance of rain and snow. Expect mostly cloudy skies Thursday with a 30% chance of snow. Coastal Plains: Today, skies will be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain. Expect sunny skies Thursday. Skies will remain sunny Friday.

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RECYCLING Flagging confidence intensifies fears AT ITS BEST By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer

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A shopper passes by an advertisement at NewPark Mall in Newark, Calif. A monthly poll shows consumers’ confidence took a surprisingly sharp fall in February amid rising job worries. The decline ends three straight months of improvement and raises concerns about the economic recovery. Recession, the index hasn’t been this low since December 1974. “It still feels like a recession,” said Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board Consumer Research Center. Confidence has been recovering fitfully since hitting a historic low of 25.3 in February 2009. Many economists believe it will remain well below healthy levels for at least another year or two. A reading above 90 indicates an economy is on solid footing. Above 100 signals strong growth. Dana Huskey of Chattanooga, Tenn., said she’s being very cautious with her spending — limiting her trips out to eat and her drives around town. The 26-year-old lost her job at Ann Taylor in July and has lined up a job at a yarn

store, but it won’t open until this summer. Her family has been helping her since then. “I try not to go out to eat unless I have to,” said Huskey. “I got a subscription to the local paper for the weekend edition, to do coupons.” Some economists say Americans won’t start to feel better and spend more until they see clear evidence of sizable job growth. In past recessions, however, the employment picture didn’t improve dramatically until after a recovery in consumer spending and confidence. Many economists say business investments and exports can help drive the nascent turnaround in the short term, but a rise in consumer spending is essential to keep it going. “Without a sustained

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acceleration in consumption growth, this recovery will eventually fade,” said Paul Ashworth, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics Ltd. The consumer confidence report put a scare into the stock market, overshadowing retailers’ reports that showed stronger holiday profits but also offered cautious sales outlooks. There were also signs that the U.S. housing market is continuing its bumpy recovery: A key index showed home prices rose for the seventh straight month in December. Executives at discount chain Target Corp. said they expect the recovery to continue — slowly — as shoppers grapple with high rates of unemployment and pay down debt. “I think we’re going to see two steps forward, one step back,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s chairman, president and CEO, in a conference call with investors Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrials were off more than 90 points. Interest rates also fell as investors moved money out of stocks and into the safety of Treasury bonds. The confidence index is based on a sample of 5,000 U.S. households surveyed between Feb. 1 and Feb. 17. A surprising aspect of the report was that the index’s key gauge — consumers’ expectations over the next six months — took a big hit. The gauge had been on the rise since last October. Consumers’ assessment of the current economy slipped to a 27year low.

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Racing again at RCR

Sports QUICKREAD

It’s just two races, but Richard Childress Racing seems like its back on track

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FROM SILER CITY TO THE NFL

Edwards happy to stay in NFL RICHMOND EARNS LEAGUE ROOKIE HONOR AGAIN

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Southern Lee star and current Rhode Island basketball standout Akeem Richmond was named the Atlantic 10 Conference co-rookie of the week after a career week with the Rams. Richmond scored 38 points, pulled down six rebounds and did not commit a turnover in two games last week. In a recent game against St. Louis, Richmond etched his name at the top of the URI record books with the most made 3-point field goals for a freshman. Richmond now stands alone with 61 3-pointers this season.

After 27 days as Florida’s defensive coordinator, Edwards returns to NFL as the DC in Buffalo By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SILER CITY — After being the new defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators for just 27

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days, George Edwards packed his bags and decided to move north. On Feb. 5, Edwards, a native of Siler City and a former Jordan-

Matthews football star, was hired as the new defensive coordinator for head coach Chan Gailey and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. After being an assistant NFL coach for over a decade, Edwards says the move north was mainly because of his familiarity with the league and because of a long-lasting friendship with Gailey. “The Florida job was an excellent job with a lot of great people,” said Edwards. “At the

EVEN WITHOUT TIGER, GOLF CAN THRIVE ON TV

By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership will fall without Tiger Woods, but the networks that air the sport and the PGA Tour itself can handle the setback. That’s the word from several media analysts and the president of CBS Sports, which now is facing the possibility of covering the Masters Tournament just weeks from now with golf’s biggest star conspicuously absent. “We’re all looking forward to him coming back, but until then we’re doing perfectly fine,” said Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports.

NFL EAGLES RELEASE RB WESTBROOK

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In a photo taken on Monday in Minneapolis, Dan Brooks, the son of the late hockey coach Herb Brooks is shown with a display of tickets from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

Son: Brooks would love ’10 team GOLF DALY TO ENDORSE UNDERWEAR LINE

DALLAS (AP) — John Daly has a new endorsement deal to go with those outrageously loud pants. He also will be hawking underwear. Slix, an online company that began four months ago, says the two-time major major will endorse its line of Slix Closer boxer briefs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Daly has lost over 100 pounds after lap-band surgery a year ago. He no longer has his PGA Tour card, but has played four times this year and made his first cut last week in Mexico, before shooting 81 in the last round.

INDEX NASCAR ........................... 2B Olympics .......................... 3B Scoreboard ....................... 4B Baseball ........................... 5B

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Panthers won’t franchise Peppers

STILL BELIEVING IN MIRACLES

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Westbrook was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, ending an often-dynamic eightyear run that was marred by various injuries. A former All-Pro, the 5-foot-10 Westbrook led the league in yards from scrimmage in 2007 with 2,104. He rushed for 1,333 yards and accounted for 12 touchdowns that season. But he spent much of last season on the sidelines, missing eight games with a pair of concussions and an ankle injury. Westbrook had only two touchdowns in 2009.

end of the day, I did what I had to do for my career. I feel that reconnecting with coach Gailey was the best direction for me to go.” Gailey and Edwards have known each other for years. In 1998, Gailey hired Edwards as the defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent four seasons, two of which were under Gailey.

By JEFF BAENEN

USA goalies Tim Thomas (30) and Ryan Miller (39) celebrate after a men’s preliminary round ice hockey game against Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday.

Associated Press Writer

MINNEAPOLIS — The American push for a gold medal in men’s hockey has created a buzz that’s rarely been seen around the U.S. team since its biggest win ever 30 years ago this week: the Miracle on Ice victory over the powerful Soviet Union. The improbable 4-3 win, immortalized by announcer Al Michaels’ call “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” in the final seconds, came from a young U.S. team handpicked and guided by the late Herb Brooks. It was a shining moment for Americans, one “that everyone knows exactly where they were when that happened,” said Brooks’ son Dan, who was 12 when he watched the game from the arena’s standing-room-only section. “You got 9/11, you got the Kennedy assassination, you have the space shuttle blowing up ... And unfortunately, those were all

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U.S.-Swiss rematch a big one By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Call it the Swiss sequel. The United States’ men’s hockey team will start the medal round just as it began the preliminaries with a matchup against seemingly overmatched, yet dangerous Switzerland in

the Olympic quarterfinals on Wednesday. The eighth-seeded Swiss earned the right to play the No. 1 Americans by beating upstart Belarus 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday. The United States will look to take advantage of the favor-

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CHARLOTTE — Julius Peppers grew up in North Carolina, starred in college in the state and made five Pro Bowls in eight years with the Carolina Panthers. Now, after a decision based on finances, Peppers is almost certainly leaving home and about to be the test case for how much NFL teams are willing to spend on an elite player in Peppers a season without a salary cap. General manager Marty Hurney announced Tuesday the Panthers won’t place the restrictive franchise tag on the team’s career sacks leader for a second consecutive year at a cost of at least $20.1 million. “With the magnitude of the contact, the tender that it would take to franchise him and how it fits into the big picture with our team, we made the decision to not franchise him,” Hurney said. “Obviously, it’s a very difficult decision because he’s a tremendous player.” The 30-year-old Peppers will become an unrestricted free agent. Teams wanting a 6-foot-7 pass rusher with freakish athletic ability and questionable consistency can start the bidding on March 5. “I feel good about having the opportunity to visit with other teams. My goal will be to find the right match for my skill set,” Peppers said in a statement released by his agent, Carl Carey. “I am thankful for the eight seasons I have spent in the National Football League thus far and am looking forward to beginning this new phase of my career.” The decision ends an unpredictable and often rocky two years of negotiations, declarations and uncertainty for the Panthers and Peppers, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft out of North Carolina. Peppers acknowledged in a radio interview this month that he turned down a contract offer after the 2007 season that would have made him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player.


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DURHAM — Matt Lubick, the son of longtime Colorado State coach Sonny Lubick, has been hired to coach Duke’s wide receivers and to take on the role of recruiting coordinator. Lubick, who spent the past three seasons as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at Arizona State, replaces Scottie Montgomery as wide receivers coach after he left earlier in the month for the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lubick also will spell running backs and special teams coach Zac Roper as recruiting coordinator and will carry the title of passing game coordinator. “I am extremely excited about Registration the opportunity I have been given to coach at Duke,” Lubick open for DRNV AP photo said in a statement released SANFORD — Deep Kevin Harvick (29) drives next to Jimmie Johnson as they cross the start-finish line in the middle stages the NASby the school. “Duke is a speRiver-Northview Optimist CAR Auto Club 500 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday in Fontana, Calif. cial place with great people. I Baseball and Softball am thankful for the opportunity registration is under way. to be a part of it as a member Registration may be of Coach Cutcliffe’s staff.” completed online at Lubick coached safeties for www.drnvobaseball.com. the Sun Devils, but before that Forms are also available he coached wide receivers at Line Drive Baseball tion will win its share of CHARLOTTE (AP) new people. After a year of but more impressively from 2001-04 at Colorado Academy. Registration is races this season. — Richard Childress Racing numerous moves designed wound up eighth on SunState, where his father was open through Monday. head coach from 1993-2007. to get his team back on “We feel like the effort was shut out of almost evday despite three different Baseball registration is He then coached the receivers erything last season, from track, Childress is fi nally we’ve put in is starting to bouts of overheating. for ages 5-15. Fast-pitch Victory Lane to the Chase seeing tangible progress. pay off,” said Mike Dillon, Burton is fifth in points, at Ole Miss in 2005-06. softball is available for On the recruiting front, vice president of competifor the Sprint Cup chamKevin Harvick, Jeff 31 back, and coming off a girls ages 7-12. Lubick is credited with signing Burton and Clint Bowyer tion. “But we still didn’t win pionship and just about third-place run at Califorlinebacker Vontaze Burfict, have opened the year with a race. We had an opportueverything in between. nia, where he led 46 laps. the highest-rated prospect in A mediocre race team very strong races, putting nity to, and giving yourself His 11th-place finish at If you have an idea an opportunity leads to has never been acceptRCR cars in contention to Daytona is the lowest of the Arizona State football history, for a sports story, or if as well as former Ole Miss able to Childress, a former win late at both the season- wins. Saying anything beRCR cars this season. you’d like call and submit standout Dexter McClusker, scores or statistics, call: yond that right now is just driver who had successfully opening Daytona 500 and They want more, who in 2009 became the first Sports Editor transitioned into ownerSunday’s race at Califorlike people celebrating on though. player in SEC history to amass Alex Podlogar: 718-1222 ship of an organization that nia. Although RCR is still the white flag lap. Bowyer praised RCR’s alexp@sanfordherald.com “We’re just 10 laps in boasts six Cup championlooking for its first points effort after his eighth-place 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the same Sports Writer ships. So he swapped entire victory since Burton’s win at with a long way to go.” run, but still characterized season. Ryan Sarda: 718-1223 crews, moved around Charlotte in Oct., 2008, it’s But RCR has come so far Sunday as a “frustrating “We couldn’t be more thrilled sarda@sanfordherald.com that their strong start to this day.” What’s not lost on management and hired become clear the organizawith Matt joining the Duke season can’t go unnoticed. Bowyer is just how bad it football family,” Coach David A year after all four of its could have been. When Cutcliffe said. “Number one, teams failed to win a race faced with adversity last he is a good man from an and missed the Chase — year, the RCR teams usually outstanding football family. I’ve Bowyer at 15th was RCR’s crumbled and left the track known his father a long time, highest ranked driver — the with yet another sub-par and Sonny Lubick’s sensational organization is now holding day. track record in this business down three of the top five Not so on Sunday, which speaks for itself. spots in the standings. Dillon noted requires com“Matt has proven that he is Harvick is the current panywide commitment one of the top young coaches points leader with two topand is a major achieveand certainly one of the top seven finishes this season. ment. recruiters in the country. His He won the exhibition Bud“It’s so easy for little knowledge and work ethic will weiser Shootout, and might things to ruin the day, and pay dividends for us offensively, have won the Daytona 500 for more than a year, those especially with our passing if not for a final caution. He little things did ruin our schemes. We know him to be a chased down leader Jimmie days,” Dillon said. “But then tireless worker and feel he will Johnson on Sunday, only you look at Sunday, when be an outstanding addition to to bump the wall in the (Bowyer) overheated three our program.” closing laps of his pursuit to times, overcame it each Lubick has big shoes to fill. 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WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lindsey Vonn likes her new role for Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giant slalom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; underdog. After winning gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G, Vonn doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much in the way of expectations for the giant slalom. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been her worst event, and the Vonn only discipline in which sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never made the podium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels kind of nice to be the underdog!â&#x20AC;? she wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday. Vonnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bruised right shin is starting to heal, and she said she â&#x20AC;&#x153;felt pretty goodâ&#x20AC;? after two runs of giant slalom training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She skied really well, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see how it goes,â&#x20AC;? U.S. womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach Jim Tracy told The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no expectations right now.â&#x20AC;? Vonn injured her shin during pre-Olympic training Feb. 2 in Austria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it still bugs her a little bit, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a little better,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said. Vonnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best career giant slalom finish was fourth in Aspen, Colo., near her home in Vail, last season. This season, Vonn has had trouble with the conditions on GS courses injected with water to create icier surfaces. She blamed inconsistent conditions when she hurt her wrist in a fall in Austria at the end of December. And while the GS is her weakest race, it also features perhaps her strongest competition. That starts with teammate Julia Mancuso of Squaw Valley, Calif. Mancuso is the defending Olympic champion, and while she has already won silver two medals at these games, she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished better than 13th in GS this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to ski on a different pair of skis than Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve skied on all year,â&#x20AC;? Mancuso said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just easier to turn, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right decision. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve felt OK this year on my skis but I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dialed it in, so why not just go for something different?â&#x20AC;?

OLYMPIC BRIEFS Mancuso savors silvers, to sit out slalom

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Bode Miller of the United States powers past a gate moments before skiing out, during the first run of the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giant slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Tuesday.

Miller misses gate, out of giant slalom WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bode Miller makes no apologies for his high-risk, high-reward style. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what earned him three medals in the first three races at the Vancouver Olympics, and what caused him to ski out in the giant slalom on Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking more risk than everyone else. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partly why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to get medals. It looks easy when you make it,â&#x20AC;? Miller told The Associated Press in an interview after missing out on becoming the first man to win four Alpine medals at one Winter Games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you crash like today, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Oh, huh?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I did a good job today, too,â&#x20AC;? Miller continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was right there. I was right on the edge.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constantly on the accelerator going down the mountain, taking

takes chances few others would, and that gamblerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentality has paid off richly for him in Whistler. Until Tuesday, of course, when his attacking nature cost him. The other side of Miller surfaced, the one that was on display in Turin four years ago. Miller chalked up his failure to complete the first run of the giant slalom to his aggressiveness. Losing time on the upper section of the course, where he narrowly avoided a crash, he tried to make it up by going faster on the bottom. This time, the 32-yearold from Franconia, N.H., couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t correct his line with that much speed. He came out of a right-hand gate in the second half of his run, and simply couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring it around in time for the next gate. He said he hooked his

glove on a gate and â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all there is to it.â&#x20AC;? Miller also told the AP that he had trouble picking up the bumps on the course because of the overcast conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This light â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I knew I had an issue this morning. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not one of the better skiers in flat light. I tend to move a lot more,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of those guys are so squared up and solid, the bad light doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect them that bad. ... I hit any of those little bumps while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m moving, if I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them, I blow out.â&#x20AC;?

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Content with her two silver medals, Julia Mancuso has decided not to enter Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic slalom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They asked if I wanted to race and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my decision,â&#x20AC;? Mancuso told The Associated Press on Tuesday of her discussions with the U.S. Ski Team coaching staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a lot of work to race another Olympic event, and as good as my slalom is, I honestly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good enough for a medal.â&#x20AC;? Mancuso opened the Vancouver Games by finishing second to teammate Lindsey Vonn in the downhill, then finished behind gold medalist Maria Riesch in the super-combined. Mancuso still has one race remaining, Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giant slalom, which she enters as defending champion. Slalom is Mancusoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst event, but she was ninth-fastest in the slalom leg of the super-combined.

China beats U.S. women 6-5 in Olympic curling VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dan Rafael guarded his every word. His star Chinese curler, Wang Bingyu, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything at all. World champion China converted its final shot of the 10th end for the winning point Tuesday, mathematically eliminating the U.S. womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curlers with a 6-5 victory and moving into Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals as the No. 3 seed. China (6-3) will face defending gold medalist Sweden (6-2) in a rematch of the 2009 worlds won by this Chinese team of former skaters.

Janka wins Olympic giant slalom WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carlo Janka of Switzerland has won the

Olympic gold medal in giant slalom. Janka had a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 37.83 seconds to add the Olympic title to the world title he won last year. Norway took the silver and bronze medals. Kjetil Jansrud was 0.41 seconds back in second, to jump from 11th after the first run, and Aksel Lund Svindal was 0.45 back for bronze, matching Bode Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-medal tally at the Vancouver Games.

Lee wins gold; Kramer DQed for not switching lanes RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee Seunghoon of South Korea won a stunning gold medal in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10,000-meter speedskating when overwhelming favorite Sven Kramer failed to switch lanes just past the midway point of the race and was disqualified. Kramer finished about 4 seconds ahead of Lee, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. The South Korean already was celebrating while the Dutch world-record holder was finishing his race, apparently unaware of what he had done.

Russia wins womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic biathlon relay WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Russia won the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biathlon relay at the Vancouver Olympics on Tuesday after Olga Zaitseva easily protected her teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s massive lead on the final leg to secure the gold medal. Olga Medvedtseva practically guaranteed the win for the Russians on the third leg after her quick shooting gave Zaitseva a 45-second head start on German rival Andrea Henkel at the final exchange. Despite some shaky shooting, Zaitseva had plenty of time on the final straightaway to enjoy the victory, slowing up and blowing kisses to the crowd as she entered the ski stadium.

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Sports

4B / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Sports Standings

NBA Standings

Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Washington, 7 p.m. Portland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 8 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 35 19 .648 — Toronto 31 24 .564 41⁄2 Philadelphia 21 34 .382 141⁄2 New York 19 36 .345 161⁄2 New Jersey 5 51 .089 31 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 38 19 .667 — Atlanta 35 20 .636 2 Miami 29 28 .509 9 Charlotte 27 28 .491 10 Washington 20 34 .370 161⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 43 14 .754 — Chicago 29 27 .518 131⁄2 Milwaukee 27 28 .491 15 Detroit 20 35 .364 22 Indiana 19 37 .339 231⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 36 21 .632 — San Antonio 31 23 .574 31⁄2 New Orleans 30 26 .536 51⁄2 Houston 28 27 .509 7 Memphis 28 27 .509 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 37 19 .661 — Utah 36 20 .643 1 Oklahoma City 33 21 .611 3 Portland 32 26 .552 6 Minnesota 13 44 .228 241⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 42 14 .750 — Phoenix 34 23 .596 81⁄2 L.A. Clippers 23 33 .411 19 Sacramento 18 38 .321 24 Golden State 16 39 .291 251⁄2

Atlantic 10 Conference Conference W L PCT Richmond 11 2 .846 Temple 10 2 .833 Xavier, Ohio 10 2 .833 St. Louis 9 3 .750 Charlotte 8 4 .667 Rhode Island 8 5 .615 Dayton 7 5 .583 Duquesne 6 7 .462 G. Washington 4 8 .333 St. Bonaventure4 8 .333 UMass 4 9 .308 La Salle 3 9 .250 St. Joseph’s 3 10 .231 Fordham 0 13 .000

All Games W L PCT 22 6 .786 22 5 .815 19 7 .731 18 8 .692 18 8 .692 20 6 .769 18 8 .692 15 12 .556 14 11 .560 11 14 .440 10 17 .370 11 15 .423 9 18 .333 2 23 .080

——— Sunday’s Games Duquesne 73, Dayton 71 St. Bonaventure 77, La Salle 66 Saint Louis 69, Massachusetts 56 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Dayton at Temple, 6:30 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Fordham, 7 p.m. La Salle at George Washington, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Xavier at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

——— Monday’s Games Washington 101, Chicago 95 Milwaukee 83, New York 67 Dallas 91, Indiana 82 Atlanta 105, Utah 100 L.A. Clippers 98, Charlotte 94 Tuesday’s Games New Orleans at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Maryland 9 3 .750 19 7 .731 Virginia Tech 8 4 .667 21 5 .808 Wake Forest 8 5 .615 18 7 .720 Clemson 7 5 .583 19 7 .731 Florida St. 7 5 .583 19 7 .731 Georgia Tech 6 7 .462 18 9 .667 Virginia 5 7 .417 14 11 .560 Boston College4 8 .333 13 13 .500 Miami 3 9 .250 17 9 .654 North Carolina 3 9 .250 14 13 .519 N.C. State 3 10 .231 15 13 .536 ——— Sunday’s Games Duke 67, Virginia Tech 55 Monday’s Game No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Virginia at Miami, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Virginia Tech at Boston College, 7 p.m. Florida St. at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Clemson at Maryland, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tulsa at Duke, 7 p.m.

Conference W L PCT Campbell 13 5 .722 Jacksonville 13 5 .722 Belmont 12 6 .667 Lipscomb 12 6 .667 ETSU 11 7 .611 Mercer 10 8 .556 N. Florida 8 10 .444 Kennesaw St. 7 11 .389 S.C.-Upstate 5 13 .278 Fl. Gulf Coast 5 14 .263 Stetson 4 15 .211

All Games W L PCT 18 9 .667 17 10 .630 17 11 .607 15 12 .556 15 14 .517 14 14 .500 13 15 .464 12 17 .414 5 22 .185 8 20 .286 6 22 .214

——— Sunday’s Games ETSU 63, S.C.-Upstate 56 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games S.C.-Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:05 p.m. Campbell at Jacksonville, 7:15 p.m. ETSU at North Florida, 7:45 p.m. Mercer at Belmont, 8:15 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Lipscomb, 8:30 p.m.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT 11 2 .846 23 4 .852

Sports on TV

Wednesday, Feb. 24

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Florida St. at North Carolina ESPN2 — Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Texas 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Idaho at New Mexico St. NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Lakers at Dallas OLYMPICS 3-5 p.m. NBC — Men’s ice hockey: quarterfinal, teams TBA, at Vancouver, British Columbia 5-8 p.m. MSNBC — Curling: tiebreaker, at Vancouver, British Columbia (if necessary) 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. CNBC — Men’s ice hockey: quarterfinals (three games), teams TBA, at Vancouver, British Columbia 8-11:30 p.m.

OLYMPICS

NBC — LIVE: women’s freestyle skiing: aerials Gold Medal final; women’s bobsled: Gold Medal final; men’s short track: 500m; SAME-DAY TAPE: women’s Alpine skiing: giant slalom Gold Medal final; women’s short track: 3000m relay Gold Medal final; men’s cross country: 4x10km relay Gold Medal final; at Vancouver, British Columbia 12:05-1:30 a.m. NBC — Women’s speed skating: 5000m Gold Medal final; women’s short track: 1000m; Award Ceremonies, at Vancouver, British Columbia (delayed tape) 3-5:30 a.m. MSNBC — Curling: tiebreaker, at Vancouver, British Columbia (if necessary; delayed tape) SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN CLASSIC — Men’s national teams, El Salvador vs. U.S., at Tampa, Fla.

2. Stanford 3. Nebraska 4. Tennessee 5. Xavier 6. Duke 7. West Virginia 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. Oklahoma 11. Georgetown 12. Ohio State 13. Iowa State 14. Kentucky 15. Texas A&M 16. Texas 17. Baylor 18. Virginia 19. St. John’s 20. Gonzaga 21. Oklahoma State 22. Vanderbilt 23. Hartford 24. Georgia 25. Michigan State

Winter Olympic Medals Table By The Associated Press At Vancouver, Canada Tuesday, Feb. 23 59 of 90 total medal events Nation G S United States 7 9 Germany 7 9 Norway 6 5 Russia 3 4 Canada 6 4 South Korea 5 4 Austria 4 3 France 2 3 Switzerland 6 0 Sweden 3 2 Netherlands 3 1 China 3 1 Poland 0 3 Italy 0 1 Slovakia 1 1 Czech Republic 1 0 Japan 0 1 Australia 1 1 Latvia 0 2 Belarus 0 1 Croatia 0 1 Slovenia 0 1 Britain 1 0 Estonia 0 1 Finland 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 1

Atlantic Sun Conference

ACC Glance Duke

Sports Review B 10 7 6 6 1 1 3 5 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

Tot 26 23 17 13 11 10 10 10 8 7 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

25-1 25-0 25-2 22-3 23-4 24-3 23-3 24-4 19-7 22-4 26-4 20-5 23-4 19-7 19-7 20-7 20-7 21-5 23-4 18-8 19-8 23-3 20-7 19-8

742 715 679 646 608 580 558 533 467 460 441 373 367 304 293 289 222 201 188 140 120 119 64 26

2 3 5 6 7 8 3 10 11 12 9 12 16 15 14 19 18 23 22 17 20 24 20 —

Others receiving votes: UCLA 23, Dayton 21, LSU 17, Gardner-Webb 15, Princeton 13, Georgia Tech 11, TCU 11, WisconsinGreen Bay 11, Middle Tennessee 10, Tulane 7, Vermont 6, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Fresno State 5, Lehigh 5, Delaware 2, DePaul 2, Marist 1.

NBA Boxscore Clippers 98, Bobcats 94 CHARLOTTE (94) Wallace 10-17 10-11 32, Diaw 8-13 3-3 20, Ratliff 5-6 0-3 10, Felton 3-8 0-0 7, Jackson 1-16 5-7 7, Thomas 5-9 0-0 10, Augustin 1-8 1-2 4, D.Brown 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 34-78 21-28 94. L.A. CLIPPERS (98) Butler 6-14 4-5 20, Jordan 4-6 1-2 9, Kaman 7-14 4-6 18, Davis 3-8 4-4 10, Gordon 4-11 0-0 11, Gooden 4-9 2-2 10, Smith 3-6 1-4 7, Outlaw 4-6 0-0 10, Blake 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 36-76 17-25 98.

BASKETBALL The AP Top 25 By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (61) 26-1 1,621 1 2. Kentucky (4) 26-1 1,559 2 3. Purdue 23-3 1,470 4 4. Syracuse 25-2 1,455 5 5. Duke 23-4 1,323 6 6. Kansas St. 22-4 1,302 7 7. Villanova 22-4 1,189 3 8. West Virginia 21-5 1,183 8 9. Ohio St. 21-7 1,097 9 10. New Mexico 25-3 997 12 11. Georgetown 18-7 846 10 12. Pittsburgh 21-6 806 19 13. BYU 25-3 795 16 14. Michigan St. 21-7 794 11 15. Butler 25-4 673 18 16. Vanderbilt 20-6 599 17 17. Wisconsin 20-7 528 14 18. Gonzaga 22-5 506 13 19. Tennessee 20-6 480 20 20. Temple 22-5 452 21 21. Texas 21-6 445 15 22. Texas A&M 19-7 225 24 23. Richmond 22-6 202 25 24. Baylor 20-6 147 22 25. N. Iowa 24-3 128 — Others receiving votes: UTEP 86, Virginia Tech 76, Maryland 57, Missouri 17, Illinois 14, Xavier 13, Marquette 11, Louisville 9, Mississippi St. 5, Oklahoma St. 4, Utah St. 4, Cornell 2, Murray St. 2, Wake Forest 2, Clemson 1.

Charlotte 23 27 L.A. Clippers 30 23

24 20 — 18 27 —

94 98

3-Point Goals—Charlotte 5-22 (Wallace 2-4, Felton 1-2, Augustin 1-5, Diaw 1-5, Thomas 0-1, Jackson 0-5), L.A. Clippers 9-23 (Butler 4-8, Gordon 3-8, Outlaw 2-3, Blake 0-1, Jordan 0-1, Davis 0-2). Fouled Out—Jackson. Rebounds—Charlotte 44 (Wallace 12), L.A. Clippers 55 (Kaman 13). Assists—Charlotte 28 (Felton, Diaw 9), L.A. Clippers 28 (Davis 10). Total Fouls—Charlotte 17, L.A. Clippers 22. Technicals— Ratliff. A—15,892 (19,060).

NBA Leaders By The Associated Press THROUGH FEB. 22 Scoring G FG FT PTS James, CLE 57 578 450 1710 Durant, OKC 54 527 475 1610 Anthony, DEN 43 425 362 1254 Bryant, LAL 51 527 302 1426 Wade, MIA 55 508 365 1436 Ellis, GOL 50 506 231 1291 Nowitzki, DAL 56 492 369 1383 Bosh, TOR 53 463 368 1300 Johnson, ATL 55 472 156 1196 Stoudemire, PHX 57 458 300 1216 Jackson, CHA 55 418 231 1152 Randolph, MEM 55 452 210 1121 Maggette, GOL 50 324 355 1013 Lee, NYK 55 467 173 1107 Evans, SAC 51 375 250 1026

USA Today/ESPN Women’s Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN Women’s college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Connecticut (31) 27-0 775 1

Perkins, BOS Howard, ORL Hilario, DEN

AVG 30.0 29.8 29.2 28.0 26.1 25.8 24.7 24.5 21.7 21.3 20.9 20.4 20.3 20.1 20.1

FG Percentage FG FGA PCT 237 387 .612 344 574 .599 299 506 .591

Gasol, MEM Millsap, UTA Bynum, LAL Horford, ATL O’Neal, CLE Haywood, DAL Lee, NYK

303 268 320 312 250 210 467

522 465 563 550 442 375 838

Rebounds G OFF DEF Howard, ORL 57 204 565 Camby, POR 53 176 465 Randolph, MEM 55 238 407 Noah, CHI 48 178 378 Lee, NYK 55 144 486 Bosh, TOR 53 159 446 Boozer, UTA 53 115 476 Duncan, SAN 51 170 389 Wallace, CHA 53 110 462 Bogut, MIL 49 155 357 Assists G Nash, PHX 57 Paul, NOR 38 Williams, UTA 50 Rondo, BOS 53 Kidd, DAL 56 James, CLE 57 Davis, LAC 54 Westbrook, OKC 54 Wade, MIA 55 Duhon, NYK 54

AST 638 424 497 514 513 479 424 414 352 332

.580 .576 .568 .567 .566 .560 .557 TOT 769 641 645 556 630 605 591 559 572 512

AVG 13.5 12.1 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.8 10.4

AVG 11.2 11.2 9.9 9.7 9.2 8.4 7.9 7.7 6.4 6.1

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—3B Aaron Boone announced his retirement. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with SS Edward Salcedo on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Felipe Paulino on a one-year contract. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Signed LHP Randy Leek. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed INF Enrique Cruz. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS—Released DE Jared DeVries. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Released RB Brian Westbrook. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed DE Ricky Foley and P Tom Malone. TENNESSEE TITANS—Re-signed S Donnie Nickey to a one-year contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Agreed to terms with QB Steven Jyles. Released QB Casey Bramlet. Signed WR D.J. Hall. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Re-assigned LW Michael Forney from Chicago (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Reassigned F Yannick Riendeau to Providence (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Houston RW Carson McMillan four games for his actions during Saturday’s game against Chicago. BINGHAMTON SENATORS—Recalled RW Matt Lowry from Elmira (ECHL). ECHL ECHL—Fined Florida coach Malcolm Cameron and Florida D Elgin Reid undisclosed amounts and suspended Reid one game for their actions during Saturday’s game against Kalamazoo.

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Baseball

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 5B

MLB BRIEFS Braves sign Dominican SS Salcedo KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Atlanta Braves have signed 18-year-old shortstop Edward Salcedo (Sal-SAYdoh) of the Dominican Republic to a free-agent contract. The Braves say they regard the 6-foot-3 Salcedo as a first-round talent who is projected as a strong offensive and defensive player. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, because the Braves lost their first-round pick in the June draft by signing free-agent closer Billy Wagner from Boston. Braves director of international scouting Johnny Almaraz says Salcedo is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a significant signingâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the top international players weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in a while.â&#x20AC;? Salcedo is expected to report to one of the Bravesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class A teams, Rome or Myrtle Beach.

Changeup: Manny jokes about playing 5 more years

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Manny Ramirez is having some fun with those quirky comments he made about his future. The enigmatic outfielder caused quite a stir Monday by saying this will be his last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and possibly the final season of his career. He was so amused by all the attention his quotes received that he started throwing changeups Tuesday. Playfully joking with a pair of reporters in the clubhouse, Ramirez said that after he practiced Monday, he felt as though he could play five more years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play three more for this team and two more in Japan. Put that in there. I want to see myself on ESPN again,â&#x20AC;? he said. Dodgers manager Joe Torre wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprised at how much attention Ramirezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments got Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All it takes is one particular sentence,â&#x20AC;? Torre said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And you know Manny. He says a lot of stuff. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean it, but as an outsider looking in, I hope he plays a lot of baseball. He still has a lot to give.â&#x20AC;?

Outfielder Jason Bay arrives at Mets spring camp

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jason Bay arrived at the New York Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spring-training camp Tuesday and talked about everything from his health to his defense to his reaction to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss to the U.S. in Olympic hockey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That stung a little bit,â&#x20AC;? said Bay, a British Columbia native who became a U.S. citizen last summer but was quick to add, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still a Canadian, through and through.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a Met, having signed a four-year, $66 million contract as a free agent in December. And his adjustment to playing for his new team dominated the conversation during a 20minute, question-and-answer session with the media at Tradition Field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve walked into a new clubhouse before,â&#x20AC;? Bay said.

Boone ends 12-year career in majors, joins ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Even before he was a major league player, Aaron Boone wanted to be a big league broadcaster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a little kid, going to bed and sleeping at night, listening to Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn call Phillie games left a lasting impression on me,â&#x20AC;? Boone said Tuesday. Boone announced his retirement as a player following a 12-year major league career and will become a baseball analyst for ESPN. Following open-heart surgery last March 23, Boone returned to the Houston Astros and went 0 for 13 in September. Teammate Geoff Blum took third base from David Wright after the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final game and presented Boone with it in the visiting clubhouse, a sign players knew Booneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing career was over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking my uniform off, in a lot of ways it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m retiring because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certainly not leaving the game,â&#x20AC;? Boone said. A third generation big leaguer, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the grandson of Ray Boone, the son of Bob Boone and a brother of Bret Boone. An All-Star in 2003 when he split the season between Cincinnati and the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone had a .263 career average with 126 homers and 555 RBIs. His most famous hit was off Tim Wakefield in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 AL championship series, capping the Yankeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comeback from a 5-2 deficit against the Boston Red Sox.

Tejada back with Orioles, this time at third base

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Miguel Tejada is eager to learn a new position and put his past to rest. Tejada is moving from shortstop to third base after rejoining the Orioles, who signed him to a one-year, $6 million contract last month. He took grounders from infield coach Juan Samuel during Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first full-squad workout Tuesday, handling each one flawlessly, and launched monstrous home runs during batting practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first day with the team, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m feeling comfortable,â&#x20AC;? said Tejada, who spent four seasons with the Orioles before being traded to the Houston Astros in December 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since I signed Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working out at third base, and today was real exciting. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like a little kid with a new toy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m enjoying today.â&#x20AC;?

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Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox walks onto the field from the dugout during spring training baseball on Tuesday in Kissimmee, Fla.

Cox makes final spring speech KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chipper Jones has heard Bobby Coxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring training speech so often, Jones thinks he could fill in for the Atlanta Braves manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could probably recite it verbatim without him even coming out here,â&#x20AC;? said Jones, starting his 17th big league camp. Jones and his teammates had to pay attention on Tuesday. Cox changed the script for his final spring training speech. He is retiring after the season, and this year he wanted to talk about more than rules. He wanted to say more than, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go get â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em, boys!â&#x20AC;? Players, clubhouse attendance and front office personnel all listened as Cox battled nerves and emotions while saying thanks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This one was different,â&#x20AC;? said bullpen coach Eddie Perez, a former Braves catcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough, a different feeling. ... I was sitting right next to him. I was looking at him and looking at everybody, and everybody was paying attention.â&#x20AC;? Were there tears? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was close,â&#x20AC;? Perez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said he was very nervous about the meeting for the first time.â&#x20AC;? The 68-year-old Cox is entering his 21st consecutive season at the Bravesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; helm â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the longest tenure among active managers

ment about the team, including rookie right fielder Jason Heywardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention-grabbing batting practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every ball was just scalded,â&#x20AC;? Cox said of Heyward. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a typical Cox maneuver, Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know Bobby. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to deflect all the attention away from him and onto us players,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to us as players. This being his last year, it adds a little motivation to get your work done and start a championship season.â&#x20AC;? Cox ranks fourth among managers with 2,413 wins.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always seeked out Coach Gaileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation as to what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty rare when you get a chance to work with someone youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been so close to. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been great to me ever since he gave me my first NFL job.â&#x20AC;? Now that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back in the NFL and with Gailey, Edwards says he is excited to finally get things started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really great experience,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 0-0 right now. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new season and we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played anybody yet. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work involved and right now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking things one step at a time. Right now is the evaluation process where we look at the players we have. Free agency is coming up and then (optional workouts) and minicamp. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very excited about this challenge.â&#x20AC;? Edwards has learned two key

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able draw earned with a 3-0 start that included a 3-1 victory over Switzerland last Tuesday. Should the Americans get past the Swiss, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about heavyweights Russia, Canada or Sweden until the gold medal game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those were the three teams everyone was talking about heading into the tournament,â&#x20AC;? forward Dustin Brown said Tuesday after practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finishing first gives us the easier draw. Is

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tragedies, and this wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. This wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a sporting event â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it was really a piece of American history,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Brooks, now a 42-year-old financial adviser in Minneapolis. The Americans went on to beat Finland 4-2 for the gold at Lake Placid on Feb. 24, 1980. The current U.S team is the top seed headed into Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterfinals after stunning Canada 5-3 over the weekend. Dan Brooks said his father, who died in a

points under Gailey that he plans on bringing over to the Bills: consistency and the importance of fundamentals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned under Coach Gailey is that he gets the most out of the talent that he has,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capable of getting the most out of their ability and it carries over on the football field. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be consistent. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also taught me a lot about the fundamentals of the game.â&#x20AC;? After one season as the assistant defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, Edwards was promoted to defensive coordinator under former coach Steve Spurrier in 2003, which was his only prior defensive coordinating position before the Bills. Edwards plans on running the 3-4 defensive system, which is something the Bills arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t familiar with after spending the last nine seasons with the 4-3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to start off with the 3-4 defense,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we have to make any adjustments, we will. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to start off with.â&#x20AC;? As the linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins for the past five seasons, Edwards has had successful experiences with the 3-4 system. In 2009, the Miami defense ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down defense, limiting opponents to a 34.8 percent success rate. The Dolphins also won the AFC East after going just 1-15 in 2008. Edwards graduated from Duke University in 1989. With the Blue Devils, Edwards was a two-year special teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; captain and an All-ACC honorable mention selection at linebacker in 1989. When he first graduated from Duke, coaching wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at the top of his priority list. When Edwards became a graduate assistant at Florida in 1991, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he realized that he wanted to get into coaching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved the opportunity to be able to coach and the fulfill-

ment I got out of coaching,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a competitive position like this, you always want to do it at the highest level and that was what I went after. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of help from many great coaches along the way.â&#x20AC;? After serving as the graduate assistant with the Gators, Edwards spent the next three seasons as the linebackers coach for Appalachian State. In 1996, he returned to his alma mater as the linebackers coach of the Blue Devils. In 1997, he was the defensive line coach for the Georgia Bulldogs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been fortunate enough to be around a lot of great coaches and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met some good people along the way,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been with Bill Parcells and Nick Saban in Miami. I was with Butch Davis in Cleveland and Coach Spurrier in Washington. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given me a lot of perspective on coaching. I see a bunch of different ways to do things.â&#x20AC;?

Although he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get home to Siler City as often as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like, Edwards does keep in close contact with many of the JordanMatthews football players that he played with from 1982-85. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get phone calls from my former teammates all the time,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually, the conversations are about how our families are doing and our kids are doing. Every once in a while, we go down memory lane. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of memories together and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget them.â&#x20AC;? With his success as an assistant on the college and professional levels, Edwards hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruled out the possibility of one day becoming an NFL head coach. But right now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just focusing on the task at hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ultimate goal,â&#x20AC;? said Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been taught to do the best job at the position youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fortunate to be in a position where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been helped along the way. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let the future take care of itself.â&#x20AC;?

it easier? I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good draw, but you could get a hot goalie in one game and you can maybe squeak out a game.â&#x20AC;? Even though Switzerland boasts only two NHL players on its roster, one is Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller. He is the main reason the Swiss can pose a threat to any powerhouse. Hiller stopped 21 American shots in the opener. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody can win one game in this tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Hiller, who made 20 saves against Belarus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the heavy underdog. We have nothing to lose.â&#x20AC;? Bobby Ryan, who scored the

Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first goal against Hiller in the earlier Olympic meeting, said he saw Hiller â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his Ducks teammate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on Tuesday morning and wished him good luck against Belarus. Consider the pleasantries over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what the Swiss do. We obviously know their goaltender. There wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be any surprises there,â&#x20AC;? U.S. coach Ron Wilson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the team that has the least to lose in this tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are playing with house money.â&#x20AC;? Some might say the same about the young Americans,

considered medal long shots heading into the tournament and likely candidates to have to win a qualification game to get into the quarterfinals. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean they are satisfied. A loss to Switzerland would be a bitter disappointment on the heels of the Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stirring 5-3 win over Canada on Sunday to clinch that top seed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It puts us in a good spot, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean anything if we lose tomorrow,â&#x20AC;? said defenseman Brian Rafalski, who has a teamhigh four goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean anything if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advance to the final.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take anything for granted because teams out here are going to try and upset us and have their own miracle out there.â&#x20AC;? U.S. general manager Brian Burke pulled no punches Monday while his club took the day off. The blustery Burke said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with how the team was playing, despite the positive results, and called for more players to step up and pull their weight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burkie wants to keep us where we need to be, which is appropriately paranoid,â&#x20AC;? goalie Ryan Miller said.

freeway crash in 2003, tried to â&#x20AC;&#x153;chip away at the Soviet mystiqueâ&#x20AC;? to inspire his players, who were mainly collegians from Minnesota, Massachusetts, Michigan and Wisconsin competing against a dominant Soviet machine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He kept saying throughout that whole two-week tournament that someone is going to beat those guys,â&#x20AC;? the younger Brooks recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just tried to make them (the Soviets) more human because back then, that team was ... inhuman, they were almost superheroes, kind of like robots.â&#x20AC;? Just as Kurt Russell por-

trayed Herb Brooks in the 2004 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miracle,â&#x20AC;? Dan Brooks said his father found the best way to get the U.S. team to come together was to â&#x20AC;&#x153;create one common enemy, and that was himself. And he was a mean SOB back then ... I saw what he did to them physically and emotionally. It was tough, it was tough.â&#x20AC;? Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see much of him during the 1980 Olympics. Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; widow, Patti, said she, son Dan and daughter Kelly were staying at a rented chalet 15 miles away from Lake Placid, N.Y., while her husband stayed at Olympic Village. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we went our

way and he went his way,â&#x20AC;? she said Monday. When the U.S. beat the Soviets, Patti Brooks says she tried to get to the locker room â&#x20AC;&#x153;and it was just chaotic.â&#x20AC;? Her family didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have credentials, and she was turned away at every door and gate until she showed her driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and persuaded a guard to let her in. There she saw her husband talking on the phone with President Jimmy Carter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then he just gave me this big hug and it was almost like a sigh of relief.â&#x20AC;? To Dan Brooks, the Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; victory the Soviets provided a boost of patriotism after long gas

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lines in the 1970s and the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one felt good about themselves. And that was what the country needed,â&#x20AC;? he said. Both his son and wife say Brooks, who later coached the U.S. to a silver medal in the 2002 Olympics, did not revel in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miracle on Iceâ&#x20AC;? hoopla. After her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, Patti Brooks said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the UPS man came to the door and he had big tears in his eyesâ&#x20AC;? and recalled that Brooks, a humble, blue-collar guy from St. Paul, would talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;about the yard or the dogâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not about the Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; upset win. Mike Eruzione, who at 25 was one of the oldest players on the 1980 team, said Herb Brooks, a threetime national winner while coaching the University of Minnesota, had â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great knackâ&#x20AC;? for picking talented players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was kind of the perfect storm,â&#x20AC;? said Eruzione, the team captain who scored the game-winner midway through the final period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said before,

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win without him and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win without us.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It was the perfect marriage.â&#x20AC;? Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family had no plans to mark the Miracle on Ice anniversary. Former Minnesota North Stars general manager Lou Nanne, who was general manager of the 1980 U.S. Olympic squad, said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize Monday was the anniversary until he saw Jim Craig, the 1980 teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goalie, doing an interview. Dan Brooks said if his father were alive, he probably would have marked the anniversary like any other day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by hanging out with his buddies at a Twin Cities coffee shop. And he would be cheering on Team USA at Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He believed in the American player back in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, he believed in his team in 2002, and I know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d believe in this team that the U.S. has put on the ice,â&#x20AC;? Dan Brooks said. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell in Minneapolis contributed to this story.

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Truth about husband’s love of wine hurts marriage DEAR ABBY: The other day I asked my husband a question and told him to be honest. If given a choice between giving up wine or giving up sex with me, which would he choose? You guessed it. He said, “Giving up sex with you.” I think I knew the answer before I asked the question, but hearing it out loud devastated me. I know every woman wants to be No. 1 in her husband’s life. Am I wrong to feel so heartbroken? — LOST THE BATTLE TO CHARDONNAY

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Happy Birthday: Make your home your focus this year. Money can be made if you invest in long-term projects. Your current relationship will experience many changes but the end result will be favorable. Social networking will help you discover new activities and friendships. Make clear what you want personally and professionally. Your numbers are 5, 8, 17, 21, 26, 35, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will face barriers trying to get others to see and do things to your specifications. Don’t waste time trying to get others to pitch in and help. Instead, do what you want rapidly and efficiently so that no one can question your motives. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be afraid to push your weight around, especially if there is a cause or concern you care about and want to get involved in. Your ability to persuade others to see the need for reform and change could lead to prestige and financial gain. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Concentrate on the positive changes you can make and on your professional position. A chance to alter your career choice or get involved in something that really interests you is apparent -- if you don’t allow someone to stand in your way. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A love connection is looking good. Spend time with that special person or attend a function where you can meet someone new and exciting. Mixing business with pleasure will meet with approval both personally and professionally. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Check out the possibility of turning one of your investments into something more substantial. Buying and selling property or making a move that will allow you greater freedom or professional choices should be considered. A change of scenery will do you good.

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DEAR LOST THE BATTLE: Not at all, particularly if you prefer sex to a full-bodied Cabernet. But now it’s time for a follow-up question: “Why?” If sex with you is less interesting to your mate than his vino, he may have an alcohol problem. Or the problem may lie in your bedroom. One thing is certain: When you asked your question, you “uncorked” the fact that there’s a serious problem in your marriage. And now you have an opportunity to do something about it. o DEAR ABBY: My wife is constantly passing gas. She does not care where she is or who is around. I have worked in the trucking industry for almost 30 years and never ran across anyone as flatu-

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lent as she is. She is young and attractive, but there is nothing less appealing than feeling “frisky,” getting into bed and hearing the trumpet sounds. I have recommended she see a doctor, but she laughs it off and says, “Everyone does it.” I can’t believe I’m the only one with this problem. I could really use some “sound” advice, Abby. — BLOWN AWAY IN ALLIANCE, OHIO DEAR BLOWN AWAY: Everyone may do “it,” but perhaps not to the extent that your wife does. There are over-the-counter products that can lessen the problem, which may be related to her diet. However, if her flatulence persists, then I’m recommending you not let your wife “laugh off” the idea of consulting a physician, because her problem could be a symptom of some-

DEAR ABBY: Our driveway is directly across from our neighbor’s dining room window. The only curtain open in their entire house is this one. Since they always sit at this window, they can observe who pulls in and out, what groceries are brought in and how many times we leave. They make comments like, “I see you had pizza last night,” or, “What did you buy at ‘Such and Such’ store?” This has caused a strain on our relationship with them. I know they have a right to open whatever curtains they want in their own house, but what about the invasion of our privacy? — PEEVED BY THE PEEPERS, JOHNSTOWN, PA. DEAR PEEVED: Apparently what’s going on in your driveway is better than what’s on television. Because you can’t change your neighbors, you’re going to have to find the humor in this situation and change the way you react. They may be trying to make conversation because there’s nothing else going on in their lives. And their curiosity might turn out to be a blessing one day if someone tries to enter your home in your absence.

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PARMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has created a frosty fairy-tale setting for a memorable marriage proposal, building a snow castle for his girlfriend. Ryan Knotek (NOH’-tehk) says he wanted to pop the question to Christi Lombardo in a way that would give her a unique story to tell. Using blocks of snow, he constructed a one-room, one-story palace topped with roof spires in the Cleveland suburb of Parma, where they live. On the inside, Knotek set up candles, rose petals, wine — and a portable heater to keep the chill away. The atmosphere apparently warmed Lombardo’s heart when she arrived on Sunday: She said yes.

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Puppet cleavage a no-no for Colo. bus shelter ads COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Puppet cleavage has been ruled out for advertising posters in Colorado Springs bus shelters. Lamar Advertising rejected posters for a touring production of the Broadway show “Avenue Q” because they show the cleavage of a fuzzy pink puppet. Lamar account executive Jeff Moore says the company takes a conservative approach in Colorado Springs. The city is known for its political conservatism, and some conservative Christian groups have headquarters in the city. The poster has been replaced by one showing the face of another puppet. “Avenue Q” is a Tony-winning musical about twentysomething New Yorkers, both human and puppets, searching for life and love.

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Ky. wants to drop ‘dueling’ from officials’ oath FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When you take the oath of office in Kentucky, you have to swear that you haven’t taken part in a duel with deadly weapons. The promise usually elicits laughter, and state Rep. Darryl Owens has proposed amending the Kentucky Constitution to do away with the archaic language. The Democrat’s proposal cleared a House committee Tuesday. According to Carl Chelf, a retired political science professor at Western Kentucky University, the language comes from Kentucky’s frontier days, when the state was a hotbed for dueling. Chelf says the framers of the state constitution wanted to clean up Kentucky’s reputation as a haven where people came to fight duels.

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God will give us new bodies Q: Does the Bible say that some day God will take our old bodies and remake them so they’ll never grow old? I don’t understand how this is possible, since our bodies disintegrate after we die and hardly anything is left. -- K.F. A: Yes, the Bible does teach that some day God will give us new heavenly bodies -- bodies that will never wear out or get sick. The Bible says that “we will all be changed -- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Can we understand exactly how God is going to do this? No, not fully (which is why the Bible calls it a mystery). But one thing is clear: We don’t need to worry about this -- because nothing is beyond God’s ability. If it’s necessary at the end of time for Him to bring together all the scattered molecules that made up our original bodies, He can do it -- because He is God, and He is all-powerful. However, He may use some other method. God created Adam from the dust of the earth, and He can re-create us from the earth’s dust also (see Genesis 2:7). Questions like this may be interesting -- but don’t let them keep you from seeing what’s really important. What’s really important is this: Because of Jesus Christ we have hope -- hope for our lives right now, but hope most of all for life beyond the grave. This world is not all! Ahead of us is heaven if we know Christ -- and some day we will be with Him forever. Are you ready for that day? Make sure, by turning to Christ and trusting Him alone for your salvation. He died and rose again to give you a new life -- beginning today.


Education

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 9B

West Lee Middle School Second Quarter Honor Roll A honor roll

Sixth grade: Ethan Biehl, Doreen Opinya, Sarah Briggs, Bailey Spivey, Michael Carter, Matthew Wehrly, Jarkayla Jackson, Taylor Labounty, Emily Gotschalk, Carlos Campos, Ramsey Diven, Madison Childs, Steven Grace Seventh grade: John Nguyen, Jacob Baker, Cheyenne Gasper, Yazmin Diaz, Mary Gatti, Madison Faulk, Dylan Spurlin, Monica Bahena, Abigail Johnson, Olivia Yarborough Eighth grade: Shelby Kennedy, Laney Fuquay, Michaela Dew, Malorie Sloan, Daniel Briggs, Kaitlin Gotschalk, Hollie Yates, Daisy Chang, Elyse Cooper, Amayrani Terrones, Michael Russell

A/B honor roll

Sixth grade: Addison Jackling, Jarvis Carven, Abigail Garcia, Caitlyn McLeod, Amani Wicker, Kate Puricz, Aydin Aguilar,

Karina Reynoso, Dylan Mundy, Joksan Quintanilla-Gomez, Lucia Vereen, Alec Papichak, Taylor Medlock, Robert Haines, Melissa Noles, Morgan Bridges, Allyson Davis, William Underwood, Justin Bethea, Megan Von Canon, Drayton Lamb, Colbie Normann Stephens, Walter Brinker, Hayle Johnson, Seth Winders, Joel Burriss, Flor Macia-Chavez, Sarah Smith, Robert Burkey, Gregory Lewis, Joshua Taylor, Sydney Hales, Alana Edwards, Angelica Wicker, Edgar Terrones Seventh grade: Daphnie Bachmann, Abby Johnson, Shaquana French, Andrew Lochrie, Sarah Milosh, John Babcock, Ellizon Torres, Noelle Beattie, Carey Colman, Dalton Cox, Ethan Lucas, Jay Minter, Kendra Reed, Tulsi Patel, Luis Gonzales, Sully Reece, Sydney Blum, Jasmine Brown, Jose Rodriguez, Sydney Elseth, Lydia Cooper, Matthew Hamilton, Hunter Godwin, Caleb Johnson, Diana Cornejo, Monica Bahena, Brandon Monroy, Tyler Holder, Robert Wicker, Hunter Gregson, Kirby Forbes, Kristian

SanLee Middle School Second Quarter Honor Roll A honor roll

Sixth grade: Kaitlyn Chesney, Austin Dowdy, Victoria Holt, Matthew Johnson, Garrett Koltermann, Meyli Lemus, Glan McNeill, Harrison Miller, Joshua Norman, Carina Perez, Hannah Scully, Charity Taylor, Erin Wester, Garrett Wheeler Seventh grade: Stephen Cameron, Houston Compton, Tyler Eversole, Tyler Jordan, Emily Lambeth, Emma Lassen, Laura Luviano, James Randolph, Kevin Reyes, Lauren Simmonds, Shante Spruiell, Noah Summerville, Rodolfo Urias, Maggie Yow Eighth grade: Madison Carter, Priya Desai, Breanna English,

AMber Hall, Helather Helmer, Jonathan Hilliard II, Dustin Jones, Pamela Lezama-Garcia, Madeline Lutz, Juan Penaloza, Mariah Reives, Hunter Riggins, Brandi Turner-Kelley

A/B honor roll Sixth grade: Lory Acosta, Kellan Adams, Ricardo Aguilar Benjume, Bruno Aranda, Jada Atkins, Savannah Bostwick, Layne Bouldin, Brigitta Bowers, Avery Brown, Karla Bueno, Cindy Calixto, Joshua Campbell, Realin Castro, Jordan Caudle, Carlie Cauthen, Kaitlyn Chesney, Lakyra Chesney, Marcos Collazo, Merari CruzHernandez, Kaitlyn Cupps, Kari-Danielle Davis, David De La Cruz, Zenia Del Castillo, Kristeen Delisle, Sean Diesfeld, Ashley Dominguillo, Hayden Douglas, Austin Dowdy,

Johns, Justice Goss, Dennis Wielman, Kayondra McNeill, Parker McNeill, Ashley Aparcio, Cinthya Mokina, Kkristina Cruz, Jianne Guillergan, Juan Pelagio, Kaeron Douglas, Katy Langston, Duncan Riddle, Kaley Brena, Addie Gonzales, Davis Holt, Edgar De Santiago, Emily Stanley, Robert Wicker, Makenzie Cicogna Eighth grade: Sierra Addington, Destiny Freeman, Tiara Bland, Matthew Phillips, Kaitlyn Gasper, Hunter Jackson, Alex Leggette, Tyler North, Karen Reyes, Amanda Soto, Katherine Wills, Asa Reid, Jonathan Moon, Shontell Roberts, Mason Sanders, Taylor Rosser, David Adkinson, Emily Brummett, Jorge Campos, Nolan Groce, Daniel Koeing, Ross Wakefield, Zi Hui Yang, Gabrielle Holmes, Jacobed Aragon, Shannon Allen, Taylor Austin, Warren Colavito, Ethan Helsman, Courtney McIver, Yazmin Reynoso, Josh Fowler, Vanessa Sanders, Anderson Crowson, Brianna Jackson, Kaylyn Clark, Jordanna Kalkhof, Kelsey Yarnell, Thomas Ferguson, Mallory Aycock, Phillip Morie, Micaela Schlott, Marleigh Norman, Sarah Poe, Christian Gama, John Bethea

Scott Fann-Smith, Carlos Fuentes, Daniel Gonzalez-Fuentes, Alexus Gray, Aletha Hall, Victoria Holt, Jeremy Hoover, Matthew Johnson, Shalynn King, Garret Koltermann, Micheala Laird, Isaiah Lassiter, Meyli Lemus, Quinton Locklear, Cameron Locust, Lacey Marshburn, Jocelyn Martinez, Lizbeth Martinez, Madison McBride, Jordan McKay, Jaquan McLean, Raven McLean, Glen McNeill, Maria Mendoza Govea, David Miller, Harrison Miller, Julieta Miranda, Sandra Morales, Veronica Morales, Haley Mulnix, Matthew Mutchler, Allan Negron, Katye Newell, Joshua Norman, Sara Noureddin, Carina Perez, Carissa Quick, Kiara Quick, Jackson Quiggle, Taylor Quinones, Sydney Ray, Alejandro Rivas-Chavez, Mitzi Rivera, Cristal San Juan, Swvryn Schaller, Hannah Scully, Allie Sharpe, Beverly Smith

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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The Lee County High School Winter Guard won their first competition of the season at Northern Nash High School in Roanoke Rapids on Jan. 23. They have been preparing since mid November and are currently competing in division A2 every other weekend with guards from North Carolina and Virginia. The gurad members include (front) Nora Perez and Gabrielle Richmond, (middle) Lindsey Brunson, Kyndal Rouse, Sesily West, and Kathryn Thomann, (back) William Cummings. The guard is directed by Mike Wilkins and instructed by Bianca Harrison.

III, Avah Smith, Hayley Smith, Levante Smith, Cammie Sosa, Angel Steadman, Charity Taylor, Angel Terrones, Kelly Thomas, Hannah Tolliver, Tony Truong, Tara Way, Erin Wester, Garret Wheeler, Carlee Whitt, Conner Woodward, Haley Yow Seventh grade: Kasslynn Ansted, Rachel Baker, Bridgette Beeson, Joseph Bonilla, Alexis Boyer, Samantha Brockney, Stephanny Cahill, Stephen Cameron, Houston Compton, Bethany Daniel, Ivette Depaz, Austin Drzewicki, Cody Ellis, Tyler Eversole, Luke Foushee, Brooklyn Francisco, Darrian Jones, Tyler Jordan, Nicholas Kannarr, Emily Lambeth, Emma Lassen, Latisha Lindsey, Jackeline Lizama, Erica Locklear, Laura Luviano, Jasmine McIver, Samuel Medlin, Stephanie Molina Lino, Yaneli Morales, Oriana Oliver-Williams, Maria Pineda, James Randolph,

Tiffany Rehbein, Kevin Reyes, Stacey Rincon, Kenneth Rojas, Conner Showalter, Lauren Simmonds, Jocelyn Slocomb, Shante Spruiell, Raven Stone, Noah Summerville, Frenando Terrones, Shaina Toomer, Diana Torres, Rodolfo Urias, Garrett Wilson, Maggie Yow Eighth grade: Salena Albrecht, Joshua Anderson, Haley Atkins, Brisa Atrisco, Meghan Baker, Alicia Bernabe, Aaron Blockmon, Steven Bouldin, Keylee Brown, Madison Carter, Diamond Chesney, Ryan Conte, Jesus Dejesus, Priya Desai, Hunter Douglas, Breanna English, Brandy Eversole, Delia Flores-Arce, Dylan Godfrey, Jonathan Gonzalez, Yusimar Gonzalez, Chance Goode, Betsy Guardado, Amber Hall, Aliyah Harrington, Heather Helmer, Kathia Hernandez-Betancou, Curtis Hickerson, Jonathan

Hilliard II, Carlos Jimenez, Dustin Jones, Colby Kirkman, Travis Koltermann, Pamela Lezama-Garcia, Zane Lewis, Madeline Lutz, Diana Macedo, Nicholas Marion, Lorena Martinez-Sanchez, Nicholas McCullen, Tyonna McLeod, Keyana McNair, Noe Mexicano, Elizabeth Moss, Elijah Murchison-Rollins, Jorge Noureddin III, Dalton Parker, Juan Penaloza, Braxton Perry, Adrienne Powell, Mariah Reives, Hunter Riggins, Tabitha Riley Alexus Rogers, Rosser Sapp, Chandler Solomon, Ashleigh Stanley, Dustin Strickland, Tamara Suggs, Allan Taylor, Brandi Turner-Kelley, Joe Urrutia, Javier Villatoro, Micayla Watts, Amber Weaver, Madison Weidner, Christian Wenger, Rachel Wilson, Quotisha Womack, Jhonatan Zavala, Noelia Zavaleta, Marckee Zimmerman


Education

10B / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Grace Christian School

Christiansen, James Coker, Molly Crilly, Hayden Cross, Rylee Donohoe, Jonathan Husk, Erica Rothkopf, Pablo A honor roll Vargas First grade: Ryleigh AnderFifth grade: Madison Bolen, son, Kinsley Burgess, Andres Tristan Cooper, Colin Crilly, Carattini, Skylar Craver, Alexis Caleb Parker, Kyndle Wallace Jacobson, Kaitlyn Macon LauSixth grade: Victoria Boyte, ren Nipper, Madeleine Smith, Elizabeth Gibson Calleb Villalobos, Braeden Seventh grade: Kaitlyn Voss Christiansen, Alexis Hunt Second grade: Gray Culler, Eighth grade: Anna HadJonah Murr, Gage Shearin, dock, Sam Holt, Julia Husk, Ethan Spivey Isaac Kruger Third grade: Ryan Bright, Tenth grade: Nathalia Cruz, Dean Carver, Abby Collins, Luke Smith Sharlee Cooper, Brandon Eleventh grade: Danielle Ramirez Damiani, Makenzie Holland, Fourth grade: Garrett Borde- Maryanna McDonald, Lauren lon, Hannah Brown, Mikayla Parker

Second Quarter Honor Roll

J. Glenn Elementary School Second Quarter Honor Roll A honor roll

Third grade: Sara Buchanan, Raphael Andres Fourth grade: Belibaldo Morales, Brandi McDougald, McKenzie McNeill, Leslie Mendoza, Emily Murillo, Jordan Schwab Fifth grade: Katelyn Clarke, Michael Corletto, Emilee Staab, Brittany Partridge, Peter Matthews

A/B honor roll Third grade: Javier Miller, Taylor Schwab, Aaron Scott, Indya Champney, Jasmine Rivas, Valeria Sanchez Colon, Kaleub Lefancheck, Jasmine Montalva, Eli Snyder, Luis Aquino Jr., Lauryn Bowker, Shayla Downey, Mackenie Fowler, Rocio Bernal, Tashawn Dennis, Ashley Guerrero, Alexis Tolman Fourth grade: Julissa Atkins, Braxton Fore, Erica Gomez, Bailey Riddle, Delilah Torres, Josefina Rebollo,

Tramway Elementary School Second Quarter Honor Roll A honor roll

Third grade: John Everhart, Logan Hearn, MacKenzie Hulsey, Madisen Peek, Samantha Shepard, Julianna Silva, Joshua Smith, Ashlyn Stanley, Madysen Tuck, Katherine Wheby, Davis Wilson Fourth grade: Shirley Aparicio, James Bivens III, Connor Davidson, Abigail Ellis, Tyler Fallin, Abby Faulk, Keaton Forbes, Abriana Gross, Katherine Guerra, Carson Huff, Eleni Hull, Alexander Johnson, Alexander Marin, Meredith Mitchell, Bryan Scruggs, Dylan Sikinger, Joseph Tozzi, Evan Wells, Lauren Whitaker Fifth grade: Anna Adcock, Truett Boggs, Sarah Boone, Alexandria Bordeaux, Kristina Brown, Laura Brummett, Lindsay Cotten, Brett Dymond, Cole Garris, Claire Gilchrist,

Christopher Grant, Peyton Holt, Marianna Lucas, Mya Minter, George Perkins, Andrew Phillips, Hunter Randolph, Janelle Shyers, Jackson Tickle, Sabrina Tillman, Ethan West, Joseph Wilkins, Isaac Yarborough

A/B honor roll Third grade: Gisel Aguirre, Jonathan Baires, Natasha Berta Rangel, Sean Blackburn, Steven Boggs, Shea Boutwell, Melissa Brown, Cameron Bruce, Wilson Childs, Jonathan Cotton, Reece Cox, Eric Cruz Gomez, Bobby Davis, Jared Douglas, Alexandra Dymond, Neida Figon, Paula Funes, Garret Gaddy, Caroline Hegwer, Kevin Hernandez, Cassidy Johnson, Eboni Jones, Dylan Kidd, Glenn Lloyd III, Paschal Lutz, Cortney Maness, Phillip Martin Jr., Lindsey Martinez, Martin Missey, Megan Misey,

Twelfth grade: Hannah Gibson, Thong Pham, Kate Smith First grade: Gavin Brewer, David Carver, Bridgett Clayton, Jamie Cook, Devin Morton, Brock Tyner Second grade: Ashlyn Brewer, Nicholas Brown, William Cooper, Caleb Cross, Jon Patrick Donohoe, Emma Harrison, Mia Kencht Third grade: Logan Burns, Grace Byrne, Leona Claus, Mason Davis, Matthew Gibb, Jason Robinson, James Smith, Kamryn Stone, Nolan Wester Fourth grade: Jordan Brewer, Gianel Carattini, Ashley Christiansen, Kennedy Clayton, Kristen Godfrey, Liam Gordon, Denzel Jacobson, RaeAnne Noel, Bethany

Ptak, Valerie Villalobos Fifth grade: Shelby Bratcher, Jacob Carlyle, Chase Erford, Alex Garrison, Chris Gilgis, Karson Holder, Timmy Ptak, Megan Swindell Sixth grade: Cameron Burgess, Katie Cook, Zachary Trueblood, Drew Williams Seventh grade: Matthew Bolen, Andianna Davis, Katie Davis, Caleb Welborn, Kasey Willett, Gabby Wimley Eighth grade: Aaron Ayers, Darin Carlyle, Kayleigh Coker, Raul Rodriguez Ninth grade: Ben Moore, Matthew Strickland Tenth grade: Brittany Iker, Nicholas Ptak Eleventh grade: Taylor Comte, Paulina Druther, Shelby Murr, Ian Widman, Hannah Williams

Joshua Williams, Celia Ayala-Zamudio, Jonathan Cameron, Kristopher Cameron, Matthew Donathan, Laura Figueroa, Jamison Fowler, Colton Gross, Mistique Jackson, Ashley LoboVilleda, Tanaesia Petway, Jacqueline Reyna, Ethan Snyder, Jason Sutherland, Taylor Whitaker, Oscar Aguirre Jr., Abbygail AlmanzaNewell, Joselyne Avila, Jose Cortez Martinez, Kamron Donaldson, Valerie Herrera, Samantha Noyola-Luviano, Britney Rangel Fifth grade: Lilibeth Andres, Mark Avelar, Morgan

Bodily, Kimberly Cameron, Jennifer Candelario Perez, Abigail Fancher, Jordan Grantham, Tamia Jackson, Michael Keister, Maaz Khan, Daziah Murchison, Shelby Snyder, Desha Waterson, Michael Wilson, Dalton Ashworth, Johnny Morales, Diamond Siler, Nia Sumpter, Sierra Womack, Carina Arellano, Caleb Barrow, Mitchell Blackwell, Taliyah Blue, Nina Escobar, Sarah Western, Shaneice Board, Galilea Flores, Jennifer Gaytan, Tyler Melton, Jacie Arrington, Nicolas Dipietro, Dominique Jordan

Connor Mitchell, Autumn Moffitt, Aliseo Morales, Nicanor Morales Jr., Miguel Ortiz, Alec Perrell, Parker Phillips, Cristina Ray-Berrios, Jennifer Reyes, Jannelly Rodriguez, Briley Sanders, James Slade, Connor Stuart, Sara Thompson, Emily Vilchis, Maxwell Weunski, Michael Weunski, Casey Yoder Fourth grade: Jonathan Albino, Josue Arellano, Jazmin Badillo-Reyes, Cameron Beal, Justice Brown, Charles Coffer, Jeremy Cotten, Joseph DeCerbo, Adam Dossenbach, Benjamin Gregory, David Heldt, Blake Johnson, Hunter Johnson, William Keller Jr., Kotryna Kubilius, Anna Lambeth, Francisco Lemus, Angel Lopez, Rebekah Lowe, Nicholas Mansfield, Leah McLeod, Kyle McNeill, Justin Minter, Jared Oldham, Cody Payne, Brianna Peters, Sophia Priest, Claire Quiggle, Marshall Reid, Thomas Rouse, Kelsie Saunders, Zoe Sharpe, Jessica Soriano, Landri Stein, Hayley Suddarth,

Jordan Tuck, Kiley Way, Kaela Williams, Mekenan Williams, Ryan Winter, Kayla Wisner, Phillip Wooden II, Jake Young Fifth grade: Magdaley Acosta, Giselle Adame, Morgan Baker, Ray Baker, Taylor Benefield, Rodney Boykin, Carson Calcutt, Cadi Calendine, Kalah Davis, Adriana Del Castillo, Luke Dowd, Isabel Everett, Phillip Garrett, Brooks Gaster, David Gaster, Charles Gillis, Andy Guevara, Chaeli Guin, Noah Gunter, Rosvid Herrera, Brianna Hickerson, Makayla Hilliard, Robert Himes, Jordan Jacobs, Noah Johnson, Cynthia Kellerman, Brooke Kelly, Owen Kelly, Ryan Kirby, Lewis Lankford, Rebekah Larsen, Spencer Magee, Benjamin Maness, Kevin Manzano, James Maynor, Jose Morales, Trey North, Noah Page, Harriet Pickard, Madelyn Pokemire, Alexis Sotelo, Leslie Soto, Noah Terhune, Samuel Truelove, Parker Wehrly, Laura Wells, Mary Weunski, Charles Yow III

A/B honor roll

Lee Christian School Second Quarter Honor Roll Principal’s List Second grade: Meredith Arnold, Madeline Arnold, Abbey Baker, Cameron Beauchemin, Logan Blackburn, Solomon Bruton, Daniel Cecconi, Chandler Collins, Christopher Crowder, Ethan DeLaRosa, Daniel Desjarlais, Caroline Frazer, Ethan Fulk, Hannah Garner, Sammy Godfrey, Mackenzie Hare, Alyssa Holly, Dakota Johnson, Gabe Lenz, Lydia Mace, Gavin McFadden, Lacey Miller, Cortlin Patterson, Gabriel Patterson, Hannah Pearson, Sarah Salvador, Julia Schulter, Angel Uy, Britton Young Third grade: Bentley Dong, Faith Gray, Zachary Hodges, Brandon Jones, Edward Joyner, Rachel Lloyd, Mikala McNeil, Billy O’Brien, Caleb Reynolds, Samuel Schulter, Avery Thomas, Corrine Weaver, Parker West Fourth grade: Britton Buchanan, Rahne Hartman, Tyler Little Fifth grade: Noah Cowfer, Virginia Gladden, Cassidy Hare, Maeanna Haywood, Peyton Horner, Hannah Lee, Emma McNeill, Taylor Reynolds, Callista Rosa, Melissa Thystrup, Sammie West Sixth grade: Lori Renwick, Amber Smith Ninth grade: Thomas Joyner Tenth grade: Erica Davidson, Julie Gomez, Jarrod Thomas Eleventh grade: Jessica Dunn, Jonathan Fish, Stephanie Thomas

A honor roll Second grade: Kaylee Anderson, Paige Godfrey, McKenzie Harris, David Holder, Paige Godfrey Third grade: Kaitlyn Damon, Corbin LaBounty, Melissa Lima, Shane Marsh, Caitlin McGinty, Anna Mueller, Matthew Mullen, Seth Walters Fourth grade: Stanley Dong, Carleigh Flynn, Cameron Himes, Emily Holder Fifth grade: Reece Isely, Jenna Jenkins, Korey LeMaster Sixth grade: Layne Baker, Hannah Bruegger, Noah Thomas Seventh grade: Sarah

Bowers, Kelsey Clayton, Katherine Miller, Kris Uy Eighth grade: Anna Works Ninth grade: Logan Butler, Skylar Dubuc, William Isley, Ryan Jenkins, Beth Wright Tenth grade: Douglas Meeks, Meaghan Walters, Charles Works, Caitlyn Worrell Eleventh grade: Hannah Gladden, Airriann Hagler, Katie Makepeace Twelfth grade: Jon Lineberry, Josh Miller, Annie Smith B honor roll Second grade: CamRon Boyd, Kamden Folk, David Pickard Third grade: Hailey Howell, Courtney McGurl, John Pickard Fourth grade: Gage Butler, Elizabeth Cole, Scarlett Ellen, Alexis Fraley, Michael Frazer, Mary Kathryn Gautier, Matthew Gautier, Parker Hall, Hannah Howe, Noah Johnson, Amanda Lane, Kaylee Painter Fifth grade: Jordan Cole, Ben Seagroves, Patrick Wolfe Sixth grade: Salem Blalock, Isabella Casper, Alex Diekhoff, Braxton Diekhoff, Cameron Dodds, Haley Draughn, Cameron Dubuc, Wyatt Garner, John Holly, Kyle Horner, Kevina Kemp, Kyle Miller, Eli Seawell, Joseph Selix, Rebecca Staley, Hunter Watson, Garrison Weaver, Madison Willard, Brooke Young Seventh grade: Emma Cowfer, Lauren Lane, Liam Walters Eighth grade: Cameron Page, MaKenna Parson, Caman Patterson, Emily Shields Ninth grade: Dylan Crowder, Makaila Gillum, Jairus Holley, Brianna Johnson, Kevin Kemp, Robert Stephenson, Ryan Stutts, Katie Thomas Tenth grade: Nicolas Bowers, Annah Jill Gautier, Challen Haywood, Davey Potts Eleventh grade: Latoya Allen, JonMichael Fackrell, Brenda Jackson, Holly Kibbee, James Pearce, Brittney Thomas Twelfth grade: Cameron Bjork, Kristin Chesney, Samantha Gautier, William Glasser, Kenisha Green, Faith Holmes, Alex Martin, Dylan Rosser, Jeremy Worrell

East Lee Middle School Second Quarter Honor Roll A honor roll Sixth grade: Kayla Angell, Tayanna Bennett, Katiana Binns, Skylar Davenport, Luke Dickens, Casey Eyers, Brian Harrington, Casey Lanier, Elissa Neal, Nathan Pearce, Siranon Shoommee, Karina Soriano Seventh grade: Amber Alston, Troy Jones, Elizabeth Karriker, Grace Kirik, Yolanda Leach, Tristan McNeill, Adell Wilson Eighth grade: Kathryn Bradley, Meredith Stallings

A/B honor roll

1024 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford , NC 27330

Sixth grade: Karen Aguilar, Eric Alvarado, Leah Bradley, James Byrd, Daniel Compean, Zachary Daniel, Victoria Daurity, Christian Del Angel, Itiel Deleon, Gabriel Dempster, Tyshaun Douglas, Spencer Faulk, Ian Frye, Kaylin Gibson, Timothy Gordon, Zachary Gordon, Ashley Gunter, Matthew Hash, Lindsee Johnson, Esmeralda Leonidez, Kenzie MatosSmith, Clement McRae, Robert Meeker III, Meredith Murphy, Seth Murphy, Robert Patterson, Savannah Patterson, Morgan Pedley, Santana Perez-Castro, Francisco Perez-Macedo, Aleksandr Phillips, Elaina Powell, Autumn Rhodes, Thomas Robison, Julissa Rodriguez, Andy Rodriguez-Gutierrz, Callie Rushatz, Cota Stell, Madison Stull, Christopher Testa, Anna Thomas, Bayleigh Thomas, Gabrela Vazquez, Johnathan Vines, Kimberly Wardin, Jes-

sica Wells, Storm Whitehead, Jonathan Woodford Seventh grade: Adam Alston, Karia Alvarez, Sarah Batten, Morgan Cox, Emanuel Cruz, Ethan Eichenberger, Tyler Everhart, Cecilia Fowler, Samantha Garner, Martin Gomez, Susan Gomez, Saul Gonzalez, Adriana Griffin, Norman Guerrero, Katie Harper, Michael Harrington, Johnna Hickman, Virginia Hinzman, Mekaila Holly, Daisjha Jackson, Haley Kane, Timothy Kenner, Zoe Kovasckitz, Raegan Lawton, Lindsay Lewis, Whitney Love, Amy Lucas, Juana Martinez, Jacob McNeill, Lakeena McQuaige, Jaime Melgarejo, Ruth MendozaEstrada, Mikayla Mouser, Caroline Perkins, Leah Poe, Kelli Riddle, Hannah Rosser, Jose Sanchez, Margaret Santell, Paola Santodomingo, Maritza Santos, Megan Smith, Katelyn Staab, Daniel Stutts, Brook Such, Savannah Turner, Katharine Willett, Brittany Williams Eighth grade: Magali Alvarado, Joel Benitez, Madison Blakley, Nina Brady, Cris Contreras, Airelle Deleon, Alexandra Durazo, Jerome Firmstone, Erin Fogarty, Leondra Fogio, Janet Frausto, Ashley Garcia, Makayla Gross, Karey Howard, James Kirik, Lizbeth Lagunas, Lee Lambert, Charlene McLeod, Joseph McNeill, Autumn Melby, Gisele Mendoza, Chelsea Montgomery, Lauren Numerick, Dylan O’Neal, Carmen O’Quinn, Chandler Patterson, Victor Perez, Jessie Rosser, Valeria Villanueva, La’Quita Wilson


The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, Febrauary 24, 2010 / 08 SP 183 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

S H O P T H E C L A S S I F I E D S

NORTH CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William R Nicholas, unmarried man to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), which was dated April 15, 1999 and recorded on April 15, 1999 in Book 670 at Page 227, Lee County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on March 3, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER 5, Oakwood Corner Subdivision, as shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet 7, Slide 28-I, Lee County REgistry, to which plat reference is hereb made for a more perfect description of said lot.

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upon 10 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written 781.0001755 notice to the 10-SP-0008 landlord. The notice shall also state that NOTICE OF SUBSTIupon termination of TUTE TRUSTEE'S a FORECLOSURE rental agreement, the SALE OF REAL tenant is liable for PROPERTY rent due under the rental agreement pro- UNDER AND BY VIRrated to the effective TUE of the power and date of the terminaauthority contained tion. in that certain Deed of Trust executed and If the trustee is undelivered by Vivian able to convey title to D. Conner, dated July this property for any 6, 2007 and recorded reason, the sole remein the Office of the dy of the purchaser is Register of Deeds of the return of the deLee County, North posit. Reasons of Carolina, recorded on such inability to con- July 13, 2007, in Book vey include, but are 01094 at Page 0209; not limited to, the filand because of deing of a bankruptcy fault in the payment petition prior to the of the indeb?tedness confirmation of the secured thereby and sale and reinstatefailure to carry out ment of the loan and perform the stipwithulations and agreeout the knowledge of ments contained the trustee. If the therein and, pursuant valto demand of the idity of the sale is ownchallenged by any er and holder of the party, the trustee, in indebted?ness setheir sole discretion, cured by said Deed of if they believe the Trust, the challenge to have under?signed Substimerit, may request tute Trustee will the court to declare place for sale, at pubthe sale to be void lic auction, to the and return the deposhighest bidder for it. The purchaser cash at the usual will have no further place of sale at Lee remedy. County Courthouse, in Sanford, North Carolina at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 2, Substitute Trustee 2010, that parcel of Brock & Scott, PLLC land, including imJeremy B. Wilkins, provements thereon, NCSB No. 32346 situated, lying and 5431 Oleander Drive being in the City of Suite 200 Sanford, County of Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 08-09512FC01

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Lee, State of North ford, NC 27330 Caro?lina, and being more particularly de- Present Record Ownscribed as follows: ers: Vivian D. Conner BEGINNING at a ground iron pipe lo- The terms of the sale cated in the north- are that the real propwest corner of prop- erty hereinbefore deerty owned now or scribed will be sold formerly by A.M. for cash to the highMcDonald as descriest bidder. A deposit bed and recorded in of five percent (5%) of Book 394, Page 861, the amount of the bid Lee County; thence S. or Seven Hundred 04 degs. 15 min. 12 Fifty Dollars secs. W. 71.31 feet to ($750.00), whichever an iron pipe in the is greater, is required northern right of and must be tendered way in the form of certiof Fields Drive (for- fied funds at the time merly Rock Street); of the sale.In the thence with the event that the Owner northern right of and Holder or its inway tended assignee is exof Fields Drive, S. 85 empt from paying the degs. 01 mins. 24 secs. same, the successful W. 101.50 feet to a solbidder shall be reid iron set; thence S. quired to pay revenue 83 degs. 30 mins. 25 stamps on the Trustsecs. W. 51.06 feet to a ee's Deed, and any solid iron set; thence Land Transfer Tax. leaving Fields Drive, N. 04 degs. 258 mins. The real property 24 secs. E. 97.00 feet to hereinabove descria solid iron set thence bed is being offered S. 85 degs. 37 s. 56 for sale "AS IS, secs. E. 50.00 feet to a WHERE IS" and will solid iron stake; be sold subject to all thence S. 85 degs. 52 superior liens, unmins. 05 secs. E. 99.98 paid taxes, and spefeet to the point of cial assessments. BEGINNING and be- Other conditions will ing lots 3, 4, and 4 of be announced at the the Girrie Hooker sale. The sale will be Subdivision as shown held open for ten (10) on map recorded in days for upset bids as Map Book 5, Page 45, by law required. Lee County Registry. If the TrustSubject property is ee is unable to convey more accurately detitle to this property scribed as being all of for any reason, the Lots 3, 4, & 5 in that sole remedy of the Deed recorded July purchaser is the re20, 1994 in Book 587 turn of the deposit. Page 472 of the Lee Reasons of such inCounty Public Regisability to convey intry. clude, but are not limited to, the filing of a Address of property: bankruptcy petition 425 Fields Drive, Sanprior to the sale and

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 24 Hancock Crossing Road, Cameron, NC 28326. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS WHERE IS.â&#x20AC;? There are no representations of 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. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William R. Nicholas. 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

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reinstatement of the deb?tedness secured loan without the thereby and failure to knowledge of the carry out and perTrustee. If the validi- form the stipulations ty of the sale is chal- and agreements conlenged by any party, tained therein and, the Trustee, in his pursuant to demand sole discretion, if he of the owner and believes the challenge holder of the indebtto have merit, may ed?ness secured by declare the sale to be said Deed of Trust, void and return the the under?signed deposit. The purchasSubstitute Trustee er will have no fur- will place for sale, at ther remedy. public auction, to the highest bidder for Additional Notice cash at the usual Where the Real Propplace of sale at Lee erty is Residential County Courthouse, With Less Than 15 in Sanford, North Rental Units: Carolina at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March An order for posses- 4, 2010, that parcel of sion of the property land, including immay be issued pur- provements thereon, suant to G.S. 45-21.29 situated, lying and in favor of the purbeing in the City of chaser and against Sanford, County of the party or parties in Lee, State of North possession by the Caro?lina, and being clerk of superior more particularly decourt of the county in scribed as follows: which the property is sold. Any person BEING all of Tract Twho occupies the 2, containing 1.53 property pursuant to acres as shown on a rental agreement map entitled Properentered into or rety of John G. Hamilnewed on or after Octon, prepared by tober 1, 2007, may, af- Dowell G. Eakes, datter receiving the no- ed April 13, 1996, and tice of sale, terminate recorded in plat Cabithe rental agreement net 8, Slide 57A, Lee upon 10 days’ written County Registry. Refnotice to the landlord. erence to said map is Upon termination of hereby made for a a rental agreement, more particular dethe tenant is liable scription. for rent due under the rental agreement Address of property: prorated to the effec- 7620 Partridge Circle, tive date of the termiSanford, NC 27330 nation. Present Record OwnAny person who oc- ers: Mary Oscupies the property borne pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy The terms of the sale may have additional are that the real proprights pursuant to Ti- erty hereinbefore detle VII of 5.896 - Proscribed will be sold tecting Tenants at for cash to the highForeclosure Act est bidder. A deposit which became effec- of five percent (5%) of tive on May 20, 2009. the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever Dated: February 9, is greater, is required 2010 and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time David A. of the sale.In the Simpson, P.C. event that the Owner Substiand Holder or its intute Trustee tended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be reBy:_______ quired to pay revenue __________________ stamps on the TrustAttoree's Deed, and any ney at Law Land Transfer Tax. Rogers Townsend & Thomas, The real property PC hereinabove descriAttorbed is being offered neys for the Substifor sale "AS IS, tute Trustee WHERE IS" and will 704-442be sold subject to all 9500 superior liens, unpaid taxes, and spePosted: cial assessments. Witness: Other conditions will Assistant/Deputy be announced at the Clerk of Superior sale. The sale will be Court held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as 913.0001151 by law required. 10-SP-13 If the Trustee is unable to convey NOTICE OF SUBSTItitle to this property TUTE TRUSTEE'S for any reason, the FORECLOSURE sole remedy of the SALE OF REAL purchaser is the rePROPERTY turn of the deposit. Reasons of such inUNDER AND BY VIRability to convey inTUE of the power and clude, but are not limauthority contained ited to, the filing of a in that certain Deed bankruptcy petition of Trust executed and prior to the sale and delivered by John reinstatement of the Glass Hamilton and loan without the wife, Barbara M. knowledge of the Hamilton, dated July Trustee. If the validi8, 2002 and recorded ty of the sale is chalin the Office of the lenged by any party, Register of Deeds of the Trustee, in his Lee County, North sole discretion, if he Carolina, recorded on believes the challenge July 12, 2002, in Book to have merit, may 795 at Page 374; and declare the sale to be because of default in void and return the the payment of the deposit. The purchasin-

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Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

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cured by said Deed of Trust, the under?signed Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Lee County Courthouse, in Sanford, North Carolina at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 4, 2010, that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Sanford, County of Lee, State of North Caro?lina, and being more particularly described as follows:

sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in his sole discretion, if he believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

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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 BEGINNING at an who occupies the iron pipe set in the property pursuant to centerline of the CarAdditional Notice a rental agreement olina Power and Where the Real Propentered into or re- Light company right erty is Residential newed on or after Ocof way as shown on With Less Than 15 tober 1, 2007, may, afthe plat hereinafter Rental Units: ter receiving the noreferenced and runtice of sale, terminate ning thence N. 50 An order for possesthe rental agreement degs. 08 mins. 25 secs. sion of the property upon 10 days’ written E 1646.23 feet to an may be issued purnotice to the landlord. iron pipe set in the suant to G.S. 45-21.29 Upon termination of bank of the Cape in favor of the pura rental agreement, Fear chaser and against the tenant is liable River; thence S 08 the party or parties in for rent due under degs. 27 mins. 56 secs. possession by the the rental agreement E 293 35 feet to an clerk of superior prorated to the effeciron pipe set; thence court of the county in tive date of the termi- S 52 degs. 12 mins. 33 which the property is nation. secs. W 1739.83 feet to sold. Any person an iron pipe set in the who occupies the Any person who oc- centerline of the Car- property pursuant to cupies the property olina Power and a rental agreement pursuant to a bona Light Company right entered into or refide lease or tenancy of way; thence N 09 newed on or after Ocmay have additional degs. 15 mins. 50 secs. tober 1, 2007, may, afrights pursuant to TiW 288.72 feet to the ter receiving the notle VII of 5.896 - Propoint and place of tice of sale, terminate tecting Tenants at BE- the rental agreement Foreclosure Act GINNING, containing upon 10 days’ written which became effec- 10.187 acres, more or notice to the landlord. tive on May 20, 2009. less, and designated Upon termination of 25A on the plat rea rental agreement, corded in Plat Cabithe tenant is liable net 9, Slide 25, Lee for rent due under County Registry. the rental agreement Dated: February 16, prorated to the effec2010 There is also con- tive date of the termiveyed herewith a pernation. David manent easement for A. Simpson, P.C. ingress, egress and Any person who ocSubsti- regress to Lower Rivcupies the property tute Trustee er Road (NCSR 1500) pursuant to a bona as shown on the fide lease or tenancy aforesaid plat. may have additional By:____ rights pursuant to Ti_____________________ Address of property: tle VII of 5.896 - Pro_________ 481 Farmington Lane, tecting Tenants at AttorSanford, NC 27330 Foreclosure Act ney at Law which became effecRog- Present Record Owntive on May 20, 2009. ers Townsend & Tho- ers: Craig A. mas, PC Dowler and Kelly A. Dated: February 16, AttorDowler 2010 neys for the Subsitute Trustee The terms of the sale (704) are that the real propDavid A. 442-9500 erty hereinbefore deSimpson, P.C. scribed will be sold SubstiPosted: for cash to the hightute Trustee Witness: est bidder. A deposit AttorAssistant/Deputy of five percent (5%) of ney at Law Clerk of Superior the amount of the bid Rogers Court or Seven Hundred Townsend & Thomas, Fifty Dollars PC 929.0000981 ($750.00), whichever Attor10-SP-18 is greater, is required neys for the Substiand must be tendered tute Trustee NOTICE OF SUBSTIin the form of certi704-442TUTE TRUSTEE'S fied funds at the time 9500 FORECLOSURE of the sale.In the SALE OF REAL event that the Owner EXECUTOR NOPROPERTY and Holder or its inTICE tended assignee is exUNDER AND BY VIR- empt from paying the TUE of the power and same, the successful HAVING qualified as authority contained bidder shall be re- Executor of the estate of Susan Cooper in that certain Deed quired to pay revenue of Trust executed and stamps on the Trust- Scales, deceased, late delivered by Craig A. ee's Deed, and any of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to Dowler and Kelly A. Land Transfer Tax. notify all persons Dowler, dated May 9, 2003 and recorded in The real property having claims against the Office of the Reghereinabove descri- the estate of said deceased to present ister of Deeds of Lee bed is being offered them to the underCounty, North Carolifor sale "AS IS, signed within three na, recorded on May WHERE IS" and will months from Febru19, 2003, in Book 850 be sold subject to all at Page 812; and besuperior liens, un- ary 10 2010 or this nocause of default in paid taxes, and spe- tice will be pleaded in the cial assessments. bar of their recovery. payment of the Other conditions will All persons indebted to said estate please indeb?tedness sebe announced at the cured thereby and sale. The sale will be make immediate payment. This 10th, day failure to carry out held open for ten (10) of February, 2010. and perform the stip- days for upset bids as Steven C. Scales ulations and agreeby law required. 4609 Irene Way ments contained Raleigh, NC, 27606 therein and, pursuant If the TrustExecutor/trix to demand of the ee is unable to convey of the estate of owntitle to this property er and holder of the for any reason, the Susan Cooper Scales (2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3) indebted?ness se-

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HAVING qualified as Executor of the estate of Joan Merritts Moore, 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 February 17, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 17th, day of February, 2010. Gentry Hogan 309-141 West Millbrook Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 Executor/trix of the estate of Joan Merritts Moore (2/17, 2/24, 2/3, 2/10) HARNETT COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE TO DRINKING WATER CUSTOMERS

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the Towns of Lillinghttp://www.santon, Angier, Coats, fordnc.net/pubLinden, Fuquay-Vari- lic_works/Engineerna, Holly Springs, ing/engineering.htm. Spring Lake, Moore Proposals are due by County Public Utilit4 pm March 2nd. ies-Vass, East Moore Water District ,Aqua Paul M. Weeks Jr., N.C. (Woodlake) and P.E. Linden Oaks. If you City Engineer have any questions City of Sanford about this temporary P.O. Box 3729 change in the water 225 E. Weatherspoon treatment process, St. contact Public UtilitSanford, NC 27331ies Water Treatment 3729 Plant Supervisor Al919-775-8232 lan O'Briant by phone 910-893-7575 ext. 3238 Brick Capital CDC is or by mail at Harnett accepting Landscaping Bids for their County Public Utilities , P. O. Box 1119, properties. You can pick up your bid Lillington, N. C. packet at 403 West 27546. Makepeace Street, Sanford, N.C. EXECUTOR NOSubmission Date: TICE March 17th, 2010 4:00 p.m. at 403 West HAVING qualified as Makepeace Street. Executor of the estate 100 of David Roger Longacre, deceased, Announcements late of Lee County, North Carolina, this 110 is to notify all perSpecial Notices sons having claims against the estate of Life Care Moving Services said deceased to pres- Residential/Commercial ent them to the unAcross the Street or Across the Nation dersigned within 919-258-0655 three months from February 17, 2010 or Wanted To Buy: Scrap this notice will be Auto, Truck & Equipment pleaded in bar of Batteries. Paying $3-$11 their recovery. All Each. Call Mike anytime persons indebted to 919-842-6567 said estate please 919-499-1091 make immediate payWILL MOVE OLD JUNK ment. This 17th, day CARS! BEST PRICES of February, 2010. Betty Longacre PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. 276 Lake Point Drive Sanford, NC, 27332 McLeod’s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Executor/trix Night 776-9274. of the estate of David Roger Longa160 cre (2/17, 2/24, 2/3, 2/10) Invitations/Events

Beginning Monday, March 1, 2010 Harnett County Public Utilities will temporarily change it’s drinking water disinfection from Chloramines (Free Chlorine plus Ammonia) to just Free Chlorine by stopping the addition of ammonia to its water treatment disinfection process. This change is a requirement by North Carolina Public Water Supply Section, which governs the operation of the Coun- NORTH CAROLINA ty’s water system. LEE COUNTY The County will reIN THE GENERAL sume the addition of COURT ammonia to the water OF JUSTICE treatment disinfec- SUPERIOR COURT tion process on WedDIVISION nesday, March 31, BEFORE THE 2010. CLERK ESTATE FILE The County began 10 E 24 adding ammonia to the water treatment EXECUTOR’S process in August of NOTICE 1993. Using ammonia in the treatment procHaving qualified on ess helps the County the 28th day of Janureduce the amount of ary, 2010, as Executor Trihalomethanes and of he Estate of FranHaloacetic Acids, by- ces Currin Currie, deproducts formed ceased, late of Lee when water is disin- County, North Carolifected with chlorine. na, this is to notify all This four week repersons, firms and turn to chlorine only corporations having disinfection is not ex- claims against the depected to cause any cedent to exhibit the significant increase same to the below in Trihalomethanes named Executor on or Haloacetic Acids. or before the 4th day Trihalomethanes and of May, 2010, or this Haloacetic Acid lev- notice will be pleaded els are strictly regu- in bar of their recovlated in the drinking ery. All persons, water industry, and firms and corporathe County has main- tions indebted to the tained compliance estate should make with all limits on Tri- immediate payment. halomethanes and Haloacetic Acids This the 28th day of since regulations January, 2010. were put in place. Jane C. Parker, Some users of water Executor may be affected by Estate of Frances the temporary change Currin Currie in the treatment proc1101-101 Parkridge ess. Water customers Lane should be aware that Raleigh, NC 27605 residual traces of ammonia and chlorine Johnson and Johnmust be removed son, P.A. from the water prior 31 East Harnett Street to its use in fish P.O. Box 69 aquariums and Lillington, NC 27546 ponds, kidney dialysis and some com- Request for Proposals City of Sanford mercial manufactur2009-2010 Sewer ing of food and beverRehabilitation age. Construction Administration The County also conducts flushing of the water distribution system during this period to hasten the change of chloramines to chlorine residual disinfectant. The system flushing may result in some minor discoloration of the County’s water. Water customers affected by this change include those who pay water bills to Harnett County Public Utilities as well as those who pay bills to

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MUSIC

n SANFORD: The Flame Steakhouse and Brewer’s Pub now features live music every Thursday night. For more information, contact the restaurant at 776-7111. n SANFORD: The Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar features live entertainment featuring local musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For more information, visit steelestreetcafe. com. n SANFORD: The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society and Orchestra announces auditions for its second annual Jazz Apprenticeship Awards for Student Musicians of Lee County. Through a grant from the Lee County Arts Council two jazz apprentices will be selected to play with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orches-

tra, which is directed by Gregg Gelb. The jazz apprentice will be expected to participate in 10 events with the orchestra, most of which will be Thursday evening rehearsals in Sanford and Pittsboro and some performances either at the Temple Theatre or at Depot Park in Sanford. Two apprenticeships will be offered and each will include a $250 stipend. In order to be considered for the Apprenticeship, the student must be a resident of Lee County, be a high school or community college student, and must be recommended by a music teacher. All interested students must first have the recommending teacher e-mail Director Dr. Gregg Gelb at dr.ggelb@gmail. com for an audition appointment. Auditions will take place between Feb. 15 and March 15. One vocalist and one instrumentalist will be chosen. Calls for auditions are now being

accepted. Support also comes from The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society. The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society is a non-profit organization www. carolinajazz.com. n SANFORD: The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents the 2nd annual dance “Swing Into Spring” featuring The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, directed by Gregg Gelb with special guest vocalists from 7 to 10 p.m. March 20 at the Carolina Trace Clubhouse in Sanford. Tickets are $35 per person or $30 per person for 2009-10 contributors to the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society (if purchased in advance by March 10). After March 10, tickets will be $40 per person. Heavy Hors d’ oeuvres are

RALEIGH: “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” is now open at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. It runs through May 9. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; $4 for children (5–11); free to members. Tickets are available online at naturalsciences.org and at the Museum Box Office (919-7337450 x212).

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WEDNESDAY February 24, 2010

WEDNESDAY FOOD&DRINKS

STACK IT UP!

Layer your foods for a healthy diet

Lindsay Tipton Anyone Hungry? For more recipes, visit Lindsay Tipton’s blog at lindsayrose.wordpress.com

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Plating, or how a meal is served, can have a big effect on how full you feel at the end of dinner. These garam masala-spiced shrimp and asparagus towers are a healthy, low fat meal that has big flavor and an impressive presentation that will leave you satisfied.

Studies have found that if you think your meal isn’t filling, it won’t be. Combined with the effects of Supersized restaurant portions, this can leave people disappointed when they try to limit themselves to healthy portion sizes. But with a little creativity in presentation, a healthy portion can look and feel like a satisfying feast. One easy trick is to avoid serving small amounts of food on large plates. Instead, serve meals on smaller plates that make healthy portions appear larger. Another way to trick your brain is to heap healthy whole grains and vegetables on the plate before adding any of the protein or main course. This gives the feeling of an oversized

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LOCALCOLUMNISTS

Hannah Paschal

Bill Stone

Book Reviews

Lee County Cooperative

Health Matters

Paschal is a teacher at Lee Christian School in Sanford. Contact her by e-mail at h.paschal@yahoo.com

Bill Stone is 4-H Youth Development Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County

Zitterkopf is an animal control officer for at Lee County Animal Control. Contact him at 776-7446.

Novel less about quilting, more about love, hope

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first stumbled upon the Elm Creek Quilts novels several summers ago when I was looking for a good beach read at a small local bookstore at Emerald Isle. After reading several of the charming books about friendship, love, history, and quilting, I was hooked. That summer I devoured all of the novels to date and even tried my hand at quilting, a hobby that I have since allowed to fall by the wayside. However, I have tried to keep up with the growing series and with the lives of the characters that author Jennifer Chiaverini has woven into the hearts of her readers along with the intricate stitches and complex patterns she describes in her novels. This latest novel, The Lost Quilter, combines the two things that I love most

veryone can agree that they want young people to be successful. But once children achieve their goals we may be unsure of how to reward a job well done. Often times, one of the most neglected areas when dealing with young people is the lack of recognition they receive for their acINSIDE complishments. The extenRecognition helps sion’s weekly youth feel good about Garden Guide what they have accomplished and strengthens plus more agriculture their self-esteem. It can news also provide closure Page 3C and satisfaction after completing projects and activities throughout the year. Making young people feel good about their accomplishments helps them remain motivated and encourages them to strive for future successes. Through my personal experiences, I have found that everyone can benefit from some type of recognition. Think

n Can you afford the animal? An animal adopted from LCAS will need to be taken to a veterinarian to have all its shots updated, a health check, and will need to be spayed or neutered. This is only the initial cost, there will also be food, future veterinary visits, and a place that it

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“The Lost Quilter.” (Simon and Schuster, 2009. 337 pages. $14.00. By Jennifer Chiaverini.)

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ooking for a pet? Come by Lee County Animal Services (LCAS) and take a look. We have a variety of animals that are in need of a good home. When adopting an animal you should ask yourself a few questions. n Are you ready to make a long-term commitment? Adopting a pet is like bringing home a new member to the family that will be around anywhere from 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 for cats. There are many instances where people adopt animals from the shelter only to bring them back after a few months or years.


Entertainment

2C / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald New Library Books

The following books and videos have been added to the collection at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave.: Main library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, or to request that a book be added to the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection, call (919) 718-4665. Jonesboro branch hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Broadway branch hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

ADULT FICTION

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blood Tiesâ&#x20AC;? by Kay Hooper â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burning Landâ&#x20AC;? by Bernard Cornwell â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catalystâ&#x20AC;? by Anne McCaffrey â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Goldâ&#x20AC;? by Jude Deveraux â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death of a Valentineâ&#x20AC;? by M.C. Beaton â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deeper Than the Deadâ&#x20AC;? by Tami Hoag â&#x20AC;&#x153;Divine Misdemeanorsâ&#x20AC;? by Laurell K. Hamilton â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Fair Maidenâ&#x20AC;? by Joyce Carol Oates â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fired Upâ&#x20AC;? by Jayne Ann Krentz

Events Continued from Page 1C included in the price of the ticket. Alcohol purchased separately. Tickets can be purchased by cash, check or credit card. Mail checks to: Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, P.O. Box 253, Sanford, N.C. 27330. Be sure to include your address. To purchase by credit card, go to www.carolinajazz.com. For more information, see www.carolinajazz.com. n SOUTHERN PINES: The annual Weymouth Young Musicians Festival will be held March 20 and 21. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 20, and the Finalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Both events take place in the Great Room at Weymouth Centen in Southern Pines. The Festival is

â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Ruleâ&#x20AC;? by Robert Crais â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kisserâ&#x20AC;? by Stuart Woods â&#x20AC;&#x153;Locked Inâ&#x20AC;? by Marcia Muller â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magnolias, Moonlight and Murderâ&#x20AC;? by Sara Rosett â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Compassâ&#x20AC;? by Anne Tyler â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not My Daughterâ&#x20AC;? by Barbara Delinsky â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Doorâ&#x20AC;? by Charles Todd â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treasure Huntâ&#x20AC;? by John Lescroat â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfinished Desiresâ&#x20AC;? by Gail Godwin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watchlistâ&#x20AC;? by Jefferey Deaver â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wolf at the Doorâ&#x20AC;? by Jack Higgins â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worst Caseâ&#x20AC;? by James Patterson

ADULT NON-FICTION â&#x20AC;&#x153;A History of the Federal Reserve: Book 2â&#x20AC;? by Allan Meltzer â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through Wordsâ&#x20AC;? by Kevin Hall â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blind Side: Evolution of a Dreamâ&#x20AC;? by Michael Lewis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bomb Powerâ&#x20AC;? by Garry Wills â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cracking of the Heartâ&#x20AC;? by David Horowitz â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crash Course: The

open to young musicians in Moore, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Lee and Montgomery Counties in grades 4 through 12 who are currently studying an instrument or voice. For further information and/or Festival Guidelines, call Weymouth Center at 692-6061.

THEATRE n SANFORD: Winter Youth Conservatory of William Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Romeo and Juliet will be held March 5-7. n SANFORD: Temple Theatre presents Jason Pettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Pasoâ&#x20AC;? March 11-28. Jason Petty brought Temple Theatre â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hank and His Honky Tonk Heroesâ&#x20AC;? in 2007 and now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back to pay tribute to Marty Robbins and some of his heroes: Gene Autry and Hank Williams, Sr. n CHAPEL HILL: Actors, singers, dancers and technicians are invited to audition for next summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor

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historical dramas on March 13 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older with theatre experience. Applicants must register online at http:// outdoordrama.unc.edu/ auditions. There is a $60 nonrefundable fee; the deadline for registration is Feb. 26. Call (919) 962-1328 or e-mail outdoor@unc.edu for more information.

complimentary soft drink at intermission. For more information call the Enrichment Center at 776-0501. n SANFORD: The San-Lee Thursday Night Dancers will hold their regular thirdThursday dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St. The cost is $5 per person (and food to share at intermission). At intermission, a complimentary soft drink and free line dance lesson will be offered. n CARTHAGE: Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) willhold its monthly dance (Mardis Gras) from 7 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday at 105 Reynolds S., Carthage, across from Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Cost $7 for non-members and $5 for members. Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) will hold dance lessons every Thursday. Beginner lessons start at 6 p.m. and intermediate lessons start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Instructor is Sharon Nichols with American Dance Productions. For more information call Trevor at (910) 639-0489 or Asunda (919) 3562784.

DANCE n SANFORD: The Saturday Nite Dance Group includes a variety of live music. This group of couples and singles meets from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday nights at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. This alcohol- and smoke-free event features live entertainment and good fellowship. Admission is $6 per person, which includes a

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n RALEIGH: Marbles Kids Museum announces the opening of its newest permanent exhibit at a private opening celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. A partnership of Marbles and the N.C. Bankers Association (NCBA), Moneypalooza brings to life the importance of establishing healthy money habits through innovation and high energy activities.

POTPOURRI n SANFORD: Power Pro Wrestling at Kendale Entertainment Center (2737 Industrial Drive) begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with bell time at 7:15 p.m. The event runs every second and fourth Saturday at the center. Visit awapowerprowrestling.com for more information. n FAYETTEVILLE: The Child Advocacy Center of Fayetteville invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21, at the Crown Coliseum Ballroom in Fayetteville. This program showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. More than 100 local girl models will present the American Girl fashions at the show, while commentary, music and decorations will create a memorable experience for girls and their families. The event includes refreshments, party favors, a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person and are available now in time for holiday giving at the Child Advocacy Center website, www.childadvocacycenter. com or by calling (910) 486-9700. Birthday party packages are also available, and raffle tickets will be on sale at the event.

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Garden

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 3C

That’s not a philodendron!

Garden Guide

Pruning muscadines

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o those of you with grapevines, pruning can seem like a daunting task. I know there are lots of you out there with a grapevine or two in your backyard. Many of them need to be pruned. Why prune? What benefit will I get? Pruning removes old and unfruitful wood while allowing better airflow. This means that you will have healthier growth, less disease, and most importantly, more grapes! Before I begin on how to prune, let me explain some terms. The trunk connects the upper parts of the vine to the ground and roots. Remove any suckers or watersprouts that may form off the trunk. The arms of the vine are either trained on a wire trellis or radiate on an arbor. If you have a double wire trellis, remove the lower arms. Research has shown that these arms do not bear as much fruit since they are shaded, plus they are a lot of work to harvest and prune. Canes are last year’s growth and can be identified by their lighter brown color and typically long length. Muscadines fruit on this wood (last year’s), so be careful not to remove too much! Unpruned, neglected grapevines look like a dense jungle of shoots. No wonder you are intimidated! The first thing to do when prun-

Stephanie Romelczyk Garden Guide Romelczyk is the horticulture agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County

ing is by working in small sections, to identify any dead, diseased, or damaged canes. This year, we may see some cracked wood due to the cold temperatures Lee County has experienced. Freeze-damaged wood can be removed. Next, identify and remove any canes that originate on one side of the arm, but crossover to the other side. Now that we’ve removed the easy stuff, it becomes a little more difficult. Choose from the canes left, ones with a pencil diameter to retain. Bigger is not better, but neither is twiggy. Ideally you would like to retain one spur per six inches. A spur is a shortened cane with 3-4 buds. You can identify buds by the slight swelling of the cane there. Buds will create this year’s shoots and fruit. Be sure to leave at least 300 buds per vine to ensure adequate fruit. Another thing to keep in mind is the “bearer.” A funny word,

yes, but there is no funny business here. Bearers are structures on the vine that have wood older than two years. Sometimes they resemble deer antlers. You want to decrease the amount of older wood on the vine since this wood is not fruitful. Remove bearers judiciously or leave a little stub in its place. Next year a bud will break closer to the arm and you will have younger wood. The most important thing to keep in mind is that muscadines are quite resilient. If you make a mistake this year, they will rebound in greater splendor next year. Remember, 1) remove dead, diseased, or damaged wood, 2) remove wood that crosses-over, 3) retain pencil-diameter wood from last year, and 4) decrease the amount of bearers. Don’t worry if your vine bleeds a little when you prune, this does not hurt the vine. The best way to prune is to learn. So go give your grapevine a haircut! Want more pertinent horticulture information delivered directly to your home computer? Subscribe to the new Lee County home horticulture e-mail list. Simply send an e-mail to mj2@ lists.ncsu.edu with subscribe leehomehort in the body of the message. You will then be a member of leehomehort@ lists.ncsu.edu.

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Ask for the real philodendron to stand up and you might be surprised at one plant that does not rise: the split-leaf philodendron, sometimes called Swiss cheese plant. Split-leaf philodendron is a philodendron lookalike, with smooth, glossy leaves and brown roots dangling from the stems like thick cords. Like a real philodendron, it also has a hardy disposition, tolerating low light, dry air and neglectful watering as well as any other good houseplant. Pretty much the only response a split-leaf philodendron will have to abuse will be new leaves that are undersized and lack the deep cuts and holes that under ideal conditions give them the name Swiss cheese plant. Full leaves

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of the last time you were recognized for your personal accomplishments. It probably felt pretty good and made you want to duplicate that success in the future. This is part of the positive cycle that can be created when people become aware others are recognizing them for a job well done. If it feels good to us adults, imagine how much more meaningful it must be for someone who is younger and more impressionable. It is important to keep in mind that the method of recognition does not have to be elaborate or fancy, but it should

make split-leaf philodendrons look even more like most real philodendrons. But make no mistake: Split-leaf philodendron is not a philodendron at all. Its botanical name, rather than Philodendron, is Monstera — not in a frightening sense but in the sense that the leaves can grow very large, even 2 or 3 feet across. Monstera, although different from philodendron, is admittedly a close relative, sharing the same family as philodendron, along with Jack-in-the-pulpit and calla lily. What unites these plants in a common family is their unique flowers. Individual flowers are themselves ho-hum; they are striking in the way they are packed tightly along an upright, fleshy spike, the whole spike rising just above one or two broad, brightly colored bracts. A bract is a

modified leaf at the base of a flower, and is often more showy than the flower itself — the red bracts of poinsettias are another example. You’ve probably come upon Jack-in-the-pulpit or calla lily flowers in the woods, a garden or a florist’s shop, but you may not have come upon flowers of a split-leaf philodendron. That’s because split-leaf philodendron’s flowers develop only under nearly ideal growing conditions, which for this plant means high heat, high humidity and high light. These are conditions found in either the tropics or a warm greenhouse. There, a young plant might flower as soon as two years after it has been propagated as an incidentally very easy-to-root stem cutting. The 10-inch spike surrounded by a boat-shaped white bract is spectacular.

speak to the participant’s personal interests or reason for striving toward a goal in the first place. Recognition can be as informal as a thank you or a handshake, or more formal like a certificate, plaque, or trophy. Again, this all depends on the reason for recognition, the participants involved, and the resources available. When working with young people there are usually a number of people involved in their successes. It’s also extremely important to recognize the parents, teachers, and anyone else that has played a role in the youth’s success. In March, Lee County 4-H will recognize its members at our annual Achievement Night

Awards banquet. At the banquet 4-H’ers receive trophies, plaques, medals, and certificates for their projects completed and activities participated in throughout the year. Of course some members are more active than others, but every single 4-Her receives some type of recognition at the banquet. Parents, volunteers, and local dignitaries attend the banquet and show their support for the young people and all they have accomplished. We are extremely proud of our 4-H members and volunteers and all they contribute to our county, state, and country. Recognizing them for their positive efforts in the community is the least we can do!

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serving without all the fat and calories. You also can borrow a trick from restaurants. Stack and arrange foods in a way that gives them height and suggests greater volume. These garam masala-spiced shrimp and asparagus towers are a good example of this technique. Healthy, lowfat shrimp and asparagus are sauteed in an currylike sauce, then stacked in alternating layers with crispy, baked wonton wrappers. Garam masala is an Indian spice blend that can vary in the heat level it delivers. Curry powder can be used as a substitute. Look for wonton wrappers near the tofu in the produce section of your market. If you like, you can deconstruct this entree and serve the shrimp, asparagus and crisps separately to dip in the spicy sauce. Making a dish more interactive like this is another way to slow down a meal and make it feel more satisfying.

GARAM MASALA-SPICED SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS TOWERS

Start to finish: 50 minutes (25 minutes active) Servings: 4 12 small (about 2 inch) wonton wrappers 2 cups low-fat milk 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 teaspoons butter 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons garam masala 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in half lengthwise 2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Heat the oven to 300 F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the wonton wrappers in a single layer on the baking sheet and lightly spritz the tops with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low, heat the milk. In a large saucepan over medium, heat the oil and butter until the butter is melted. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the flour and garam masala and cook, stirring frequently, for another 3 minutes. Gradually stir the hot milk into the onion and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and blanch for 2 to 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a strainer and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the shrimp and saute until firm and pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper. To serve, set a wonton crisp on each plate. Top each with an even layer of asparagus. Set another wonton crisp on top, followed by a layer of shrimp, then another wonton. If desired, repeat layering. Serve with the garam masala sauce for drizzling or dipping. Alternatively, the shrimp and asparagus can be tossed with the sauce before assembling. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 313 calories; 97 calories from fat; 11 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 143 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrate; 21 g protein; 3 g fiber; 997 mg sodium.

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Cook once, then doctor it up into many meals later By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

I’m all about food that can multitask. As in, if I’m going to put the effort into something, I want it to be not just a dinner, but a building block for other meals later in the week. That was the inspiration for this ridiculously easy caramelized onion recipe. I wanted something effortless, versatile and really flavorful that could be used in a number of ways. Here’s the theory: spend about 10 minutes active time making a massive pot of caramelized onions, then use them as the basis for meals throughout the week. This recipe is easiest if you use a food processor or mandoline to slice the onions. After that, it’s just a matter of dumping the ingredients in a pot and stirring it every now and again.

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him. He whipped up a deliciously creamy cheese sauce to toss the meat, veggies and potatoes with and we haphazardly ended up with a scrumptious meal that will definitely be prepared again in our house. So, as planning may sometimes be stressful, it is always a good idea to just toss a few things in the cart that catch your eye. What you decide to do with it may end up much better than all the best laid plans.

The red pepper flakes add a mild bite. Don’t like bite? Leave it out. Also, as long as you have a very large stockpot or Dutch oven, this recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. The first night I made them, I ate the onions warm spread over toast and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Simple and outstanding.

Toast in a 400 F oven until the cheese is melted.

MEAL 2: Pasta Heat some of the onions in large saucepan. Add chopped cooked bacon and grated Parmesan. Toss until melted, then add cooked pasta and several tablespoons of the pasta cooking water. Toss, then season with salt and pepper.

MEAL 5: Dip Still have more onions? Mix the with sour cream and eat with carrot sticks or chips. Or to make it even richer, blend the sour cream with cream cheese in a food processor, then stir in the onions.

MEAL 3: Sandwich Slather some of the onions, warm or cold, onto a thick slice of bread. Top with delisliced smoked turkey and provolone cheese. CREAMY KIELBASA SKILLET 1 package kielbasa 1 green pepper, sliced 1 medium onion, sliced 2 large potatoes, cut into chunks ½ teaspoon thyme ½ teaspoon rosemary 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, diced Coat potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Place on a baking sheet in a 350 degree

Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active) Makes about 2 1/4 cups 4 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 8 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt In a large Dutch oven over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the thyme, garlic powder, pepper flakes and smoked paprika. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the onions and salt, then stir well to coat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for another 25 minutes, stirring every 5 or so minutes. Uncover the pot, stir, then cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Increase heat to high and cook for a final 10 minutes. Nutrition information per 1/4 cup (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 85 calories; 46 calories from fat; 5 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 13 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 169 mg sodium.

oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add to a heated skillet with the peppers and onions. Cook over medium heat until veggies are tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook

for about 3 minutes until golden. Slowly add milk (adding more or less to desired consistency). Once thickened, add cheese and stir until melted. Add cream sauce to skillet along with kielbasa. Cook until heated through and serve.

MEAL 4: Pizza Get yourself a ball of dough or a readymade crust. Top it with caramelized onions, chopped Kalamata olives and crumbled blue cheese or feta. Bake at 500 F until the crust is done and the cheese melted.

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Seniors

The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 7C

Savvy Senior

Enrichment Calendar

Do home genetic tests work?

Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about home genetic tests that predict the risks of developing certain diseases? My mother died from breast cancer and dad died from a heart attack many years ago, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wondering if these diseases are in my genes too. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Genetically Concerned Dear Concerned: It used to be that genetic tests were only available through doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices. But today dozens of companies offer at-home genetic test kits for the early detection of hereditary diseases like heart disease, diabetes, various types of cancers, Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and more. In addition, many people interested in genealogy also turn to home gene tests to learn about their ancestry. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you should know.

At-home tests

If you want to try an at-home genetic test, allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s you need to do is order a kit from a gene-testing company like deCODEme. com, 23andMe.com or Navigenics.com. The cost: between $200 and $1,000 depending on the company and options you choose, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pay for it out-of-pocket. Some health plans including Medicare may cover some gene tests ordered by health care providers but not by consumers themselves.

Jim Miller Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit www.savvysenior.org.

Once you receive the kit, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to give a DNA sample either by spitting into a collection tube or swabbing your cheek, and then mail it to the company laboratory for analysis. Your results are usually sent back or are posted online in about a month, and some companies offer genetic counseling to help you interpret the results.

Pros and cons While there are definite advantages to home gene testing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick, easy, and convenient and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t requite a trip to the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you also need to be aware of the risks and limitations. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little government oversight of commercial home tests, and many experts in the field warn that without guidance from a healthcare professional you may not understand or misinterpret the results, or not have enough

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accurate information to make informed health care decisions. If you do decide to try an in-home gene test, the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all recommend that you: n Talk to your doctor before you buy a kit to make sure you understand the benefits and limitations of the test. n Ask your doctor or get a genetic counselor to review your test results with you. n And double check the privacy policy of any online testing companies to make sure the Web site is secure and your information is protected. You also need to note that if you do get tested, keep your information private. While federal law prohibits the use of genetic information to deny health insurance or employment to asymptomatic people, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act does not protect against discrimination in disability insurance, life insurance, or long-term care insurance coverage.

Family health history Another way to learn what genetic disorders you may be at risk for is to chart the illnesses of your siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other blood

relatives. To do this, the U.S. Surgeon General offers a free Web-based tool called â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Family Health Portraitâ&#x20AC;? (see FamilyHistory.hhs.gov or call 888-478-4423 to receive a free printed copy) that will help you organize the information. Also see GeneticAlliance.org/familyhealthhistory. If you find patterns in your family history that concern you and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about genetic testing, consult your doctor and ask for a referral to a genetic counselor. You can also find one through the National Society of Genetic Counselorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Web site at www.nsgc.org, or call 312-321-6834. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trained to analyze your family history, evaluate your risk of developing or passing along an inherited disease, offer advice about whether genetic testing is warranted, interpret your test results, and provide you with additional support.

The Enrichment Center, which serves Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older adults, is located at 1615 S. Third St. For more information, call (919) 7760501.

WEDNESDAY 8 a.m. Exercise with Jeanette Redman 9 a.m. Exercise at First Baptist Church 10:04 a.m. Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Mixed Group at Carolina Lakes 11 a.m. Tracy Watson from Sanford Fire Department in Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 12 noon Tax Aide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; call for an appointment 1 p.m. Knitting class with Kipp Voymas 2 p.m. Cards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no partners required 5:30 p.m. Low impact aerobics with Jeanette

THURSDAY 9 a.m. Exercise with Kathy Edwards 10 a.m. Brick Capital Line Dancers 10:30 a.m. Bible study 11 a.m. Exercise, word search and puzzles in Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 5:30 p.m. Fitness Room orientation 6 p.m. Watercolor Art Class

Savvy tip For more information on genetic testing and conditions visit the National Library of Medicineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Genetics Home Reference at www. ghr.nlm.nih.gov. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Savvy Seniorâ&#x20AC;? book.

FRIDAY 8 a.m. Exercise with Jeanette 8:30 a.m. Yoga with Kathy 10 a.m. Fourth Friday Bridge 10 a.m. Black History celebration 12 noon Tax Aide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Call for an appointment 12:30 p.m. Canasta Club

SATURDAY 7 p.m. Saturday Nite Dance Group

MONDAY 8 a.m. Yoga with Jeanette 9 a.m. Exercise at First Baptist Church 9 a.m. Hearing Screenings with Bright Audiology â&#x20AC;&#x201D; By appointment only 10 a.m. Voices of the Enrichment Center Choir practice 10:30 a.m. Bible study 10:45 a.m. Tai Chi class 11 a.m. Word search and puzzles in Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club

12 noon Tax Aide â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Call for an appointment 2 p.m. Dixie Line Dancers 5:30 p.m. Low impact aerobics with Jeanette 5:30 p.m. Knitting class 6 p.m. Cake Decorating Class

TUESDAY 9 a.m. Exercise with Kathy McLeod-Edwards 9 a.m. Watercolor Art Class 11 a.m. Exercise, word search and puzzles in Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 1 p.m. Caregiver Time Out 5:30 p.m. Yoga with Jeanette 6 p.m. Yada Yada Sisters 6:30 p.m. Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caregiver Support Group

Daily activities The Veterans Services office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (919) 7760501, ext. 209. Confused about Medicare? Do you have questions about your coverage? Free assistance is available. Call (919) 776-0501, ext. 206.

UPCOMING EVENTS Free Computer Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1. Class course will cover the following: Windows, Internet Basics, Internet Explorer and Word Processing. This class is designed to enhance skills for better job placement for those individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s returning back to the work force, Priority is given to those who have income guidelines that are 200 percent or below the poverty level. Call for further information. Registration is required, call (919) 776-0501 ext. 201. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to use the Internetâ&#x20AC;? Computer Class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 with Facilitator Mark Coggins. Topics discussed will be web sites for seniors, how to use search engines, senior health sites and travel sites. Class is free and is size limited. To register, call (919) 776-0501 ext. 201.

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Health

8C / Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DIET DETECTIVE

Spring clean your life and lose weight T

hink about this scenario: You wake up and can’t find a thing to wear because your closet is a mess. Searching takes up five to 10 minutes of stress and wasted time. You come downstairs and plan on grabbing something to eat, but when you look in the fridge, it’s a mess. You think about making some eggs, and when you go to find a pan, everything comes tumbling off the shelf. Now you’re borderline late, so you skip eating altogether. You’re stressed, and this is not a healthy start to your day.

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ORGANIZING TO LOSE WEIGHT While there haven’t been any studies I know of linking clutter to obesity, I do know that being disorganized doesn’t help. Think about the factors that facilitate weight loss: increased physical activity, eating healthier foods, good sleeping habits, and a balanced emotional life — all related to an organized, clutter-free life. And the fact is that most failed dieters complain that maintaining a diet is just too much work. The amount of information and control required can be extreme-

ly difficult for the average person to sustain. This becomes especially important when your control systems are weakened — like when you’re disorganized or stressed. When there are distractions or concerns competing for your attention, the mental workload can be overwhelming. That alone could be the reason you fall off your diet. Therefore, you need to arrange your personal environment to maximize your chances of losing and maintaining your weight loss and minimize your chances of slipping up. One of the leading barriers to increasing your physical activity is time. You never have enough time in the day. Does that describe you?

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Are you constantly trying to work your way out of a theoretical hole? The cold reality is that there are only 24 hours in a day, which means you have to figure out how and when you can increase your physical activity. If your home and office are disorganized and filled with clutter, you’re probably spending a lot of your time simply looking for things you need and trying to get yourself organized and motivated. When you get rid of the clutter you can make room for a small exercise area and have easy access to your gym clothing so you can get to the gym. Think about it: If you spend 10 fewer minutes a day looking for things, you can spend 10 more minutes exercising. Most people want and need to have order in their lives to function properly. Keep in mind, while you’re cleaning and organizing you’re also burning 210 calories per hour — not bad. Here are a few key strategies to help you declutter and get organized:

HAVE HEALTHY SPICES AVAILABLE AND EASY TO USE If you believe you can easily prepare healthy foods with a disorganized pantry, you’re mistaken. n Take everything off the shelves. n Get rid of expired items and foods that have unhealthy ingredients (e.g., partially hydrogenated oils, highfructose corn syrup). “Trigger foods” also must go. These are your go-to foods that can lead to binges and unhealthy eating patterns. n Clean the shelves and, if possible, paint

your pantry white, or some bright color so you can see the foods you have. n When restocking the shelves, make sure to group like foods together and try to make healthy foods easily accessible so that you reach for them first. There are several companies that make storage containers and organizational tools to help you get organized, such as Space Savers and Container Store. n Create an easyto-use spice section. Spices make bland foods taste great, and should be used as part of your cooking process.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING n Fat-free cooking sprays. n Fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth. n Rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar to add a lot of zing. n Canned beans. n Whole-wheat bread crumbs and flour. n Soups and other healthy canned foods: It is not cheating to open a can of low-calorie soup or tuna for a fast dinner. Stock up on these foods — they’re filling, inexpensive and right there when you don’t feel like making a big deal out of dinner. GO THROUGH YOUR UTENSILS Do you really need everything you have? If it’s something you use only once in a while, or once a year, put it on a top shelf where it won’t get in your way. Things you do need: n Several small plastic cutting boards or mats that fit into your dishwasher. n Very sharp knives,

along with a knife sharpener. n A food processor or blender to slice, grind, dice, chop and shred. n A microwave oven: Great for defrosting meat and reheating leftovers. It also cooks a potato in about seven minutes. n Pots and pans, readily available and in good working order. n Make sure your kitchen countertops are clean and free of unopened mail, old newspapers, and magazines; they’re supposed to be for food prep.

REFRIGERATOR MAKEOVER Take the Fridge Quiz. Would you shop in a dirty, poorly laid out grocery store? Keep your fridge clean and organized into sections, just like a supermarket. Soda and juice are high in calories; try to keep water or unsweetened iced tea in the front so you grab them first. Better yet, toss the cola. Fruits and veggies should be front and center and at eye level so you see them. Keep all the highcal foods in the fruit and veggie drawer or in the back. BE FITNESS PREPARED Try to have a gym bag packed, easily accessible and ready to go. Buy a “fitness” crate to store all your fitness items, including sneakers, bands, pedometer, gym clothes, fitness DVDs, jump-rope, etc. Make everything easily accessible and ready to use. ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSETS AND GARAGE You need to get all the areas of your life organized, including your closets and garage. When your house is uncluttered, you become uncluttered and free yourself up for other

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all its shots updated, a health check, and will need to be spayed or neutered. This is only the initial cost, there will also be food, future veterinary visits, and a place that it can play outside (this may mean that a fence needs to be constructed or a cable tieout installed.) Lee County Animal Services has been receiving a lot of animals from owners that can’t afford to keep feeding them. n Are you willing to

things — like exercise and eating right. Using containers and storage bins is great, as long as they don’t serve as another place to hide stuff you don’t need. Yes, that’s what most people do — they take all the things they own and toss them into a storage bin, and then the stuff just sits there. Come up with rules when you start to clean and throw away. If you haven’t used something in the last two years, chances are you will not use it at all. If you haven’t read that magazine in the last month or so, chances are you’re probably not ever going to catch up. Trust me, there will be other Brad and Angelina’s breakups, get-togethers, events, etc. If you do end up storing things, make sure to label and make detailed lists of what’s in each container. You say that you’ve tried before and it didn’t work? Check out a few of these Web sites: n Real Simple: www. realsimple.com n Good Housekeeping: www.goodhousekeeping.com n Oprah magazine: http://www.oprah. com/home/Clean-YourMessy-House-in-6Months n Unclutter Blog: unclutterer.com n Clutter Diet Blog: www.clutterdietblog.com And if you can’t do it yourself, find someone to do it for you. The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has about 4,200 members. You can also take a “help wanted” ad for an organizer or maybe have an organizing party with your friends. (There are always a few friends who would love to get their hands on organizing your house.

take responsibility for your pet’s actions? Animals inside the city limits are required to be tied up or in a fence, have food, water and shelter, kept quiet between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and have a current rabies and identification tag. Animals outside the city limits do not have to be tied up or fenced but have to be kept on the owner’s property as well as have food, water, and shelter, and a current rabies tag and identification tag on their collar. Any trouble that the animals cause off of the owner’s property is the owner’s responsibility. This applies not only to inside the city limits but also outside the city limits. Lee County Animal Services picks up approximately 20 to 30 stray dogs and cats a week and most of them are very adoptable. We also take in owner surrenders, which are animals that the owner either no longer wants or can’t afford to take care of. The only requirements are that the animal be spayed or neutered, updated on its shots, and be given a rabies shot, but they also ask that you provide a loving home and life long care for this new member of the family. If you answered yes to the questions above please consider stopping by 1450 N. Horner Blvd., and adopting an animal that is in real need of a good home before you pay an agency or breeder to get a pet. For additional information, please call (919) 776-7446.


February 24, 2010