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The Sanford Herald THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010

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DOGS OF VALOR AWARDS

DAVIS MURDER

Shaniya’s mother released from jail

TOYOTA RECALL

CEO APOLOGIZES FOR COMPANY’S TROUBLES

Woman accused of selling daughter as prostitute posts bail

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda apologized personally and repeatedly Wednesday to the United States and millions of American Toyota owners for safety lapses that have led to deaths and widespread recalls. Unimpressed lawmakers blistered the world’s largest automaker with accusations of greed and insensitivity

From wire reports

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JOBS BILL

SENATE BILL GIVES TAX BREAKS FOR NEW HIRES Senate Democrats delivered the first of several promised election-year jobs bills Wednesday, passing a measure blending tax breaks for companies that hire unemployed workers with highway funding eagerly sought by the states Page 8A

NATION WHALE KILLS TRAINER WHILE CROWD WATCHES A killer whale drowned a trainer in front of a horrified audience Wednesday at a SeaWorld show, with at least one witness saying the animal leaped from the water, dragged the woman under and thrashed her around violently Page 10A

WASHINGTON FISHERMEN DEMAND CATCH LIMIT CHANGES Fishermen and charter boat captains from Maine to Louisiana rallied outside the Capitol Wednesday to demand changes to federal fishing limits they say are putting them out of business

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Barbara Berman gives “Prozac” a hug at their home in Carolina Trace on Wednesday. Prozac is a top finalist for the Humane Society’s third annual Dogs of Valor Awards for saving the lives of three people.

Fluffy Hero A poodle-mix named ‘Prozac’ is a finalist for national Dogs of Valor awards By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — A tiny metal tag hangs from Prozac’s neck that reads “HERO DOG.” “Prozie,” as his owners Barbara and Fred Berman call him, is a 4-year-old Bichon Frise/poodle mix dog that’s become famous. Prozac is a top 10 finalist for the Humane Society’s third annual Dogs of Valor Awards. The fluffy white pup was chosen as a finalist from 100

ONLINE Read more about all the finalists for the Humane Society of the United States’ third annual “Dogs of Valor” awards by visiting humanesociety. org or by searching “Dogs of Valor” at google.com

dogs across the country. The Humane Society chooses dogs that “have performed an extraordinary act of courage by heroically helping a person

PERDUE: GIVE N.C. BUSINESSES PREFERENCE In a guest column, Gov. Perdue explains her recent executive order on contracts Page 7A

TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

n Ten percent of all purchases at Viva Villa Mexican Restaurant, located in Spring Lane Shopping Center in Sanford, will be donated to the Stevens Center. No coupon required. For more information call the Stevens Center at 776-4048 or visit stevenscenter.org.

THE ARTS

Temple’s youth set to perform Shakespeare WANT TO GO? Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Theatre; also, at 7 p.m. March 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. March 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and younger.

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HAPPENING TODAY

See Shaniya, Page 6A

By CAITLIN MULLEN Lisa Chalmers cheers on her nephew, Ace Chalmers, during Wednesday night’s second round boys basketball playoff game between Southern Lee and Eastern Alamance. The Cavs won 54-47 and will likely play Round 3 on Friday.

STATE

Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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SOUTHERN LEE ADVANCES

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in need,” according to the organization’s Web site. Berman said Prozac was nominated because he has saved the lives of three people by alerting them of trouble. About a year ago, while the Bermans were staying with relatives, Prozac laid with Fred’s Aunt Dorothy while she napped. When the dog began barking loudly, family rushed into the room and found

FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayetteville woman charged with human trafficking in the disappearance of the 5-yearold girl whose body was found in Sanford is out of jail. Cumberland County Sheriff spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said on Wednesday that Antoinette Davis, 25, the mother of Shaniya Davis, was released A. Davis Sunday night on a $51,000 bond. Davis has been charged with filing a false police report, trafficking her daughter and child abuse involving prostitution. Shaniya Davis was found dead several days after her disappearance in November. Her body was discovered in a kudzu patch on rural highway near the Carolina Trace com-

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SANFORD — Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory production of “Romeo and Juliet” is a classic William Shakespeare tale that will be performed by teens similar in age to the story’s characters. Marketing Director Kelly Wright said the show features a cast of about 23 teens from upper middle school and high school. “It’s kind of our older kids,” Wright said. The teens hail

See Temple, Page 6A

INDEX

More Weather, Page 12A

OBITUARIES

MICHAEL GERSON

Sanford: Josie Baldwin; David Key, 50; Catherine Leonard, 93; Eleanor McLean, 42; Joseph Plouffe, 77; Mary Schurer, 71; Teresa Shapter

President Obama and the Democrats’ health care plan can be called ‘delusional’

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

WEDNESDAY n 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 speecial meeting is to hold a budget workshop for FY 2010-2011. n The Chatham County Human Relations Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Joy Baptist Church, 61 Bowers Store Road, Siler City.

MONDAY n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Building Auditorium, 45 South St., Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building in Lillington. n The Moore County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. in Carthage. n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building. n The Siler City Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Siler City.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wished are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Mary Elizabeth Cleary, Skylar Robert Keyser, Mya Janel Ashworth, John Michael Taylor, Hugh Thomas Seawell, Pastor William Powell, Shirley Coggins, Steve Poole nd Jahmir Smith. CELEBRITIES: CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 73. Humorist Jack Handey is 61. Comedian Carrot Top is 43. Actress Lesley Boone is 42. Actor Sean Astin is 39. Singer Daniel Powter is 39. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 37. Rock musician Richard Liles is 37. Actor Anson Mount is 37. Comedian Chelsea Handler is 35. Actress Rashida Jones is 34. Actor Justin Berfield is 24. Actors Oliver and James Phelps (“Harry Potter” movies) are 24. Rock musician Erik Haager is 23.

Almanac Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2010. There are 309 days left in the year. This day in history: On Feb. 25, 1940, a hockey game was televised for the first time, by New York City station W2XBS, as the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, at Madison Square Garden. In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver. In 1901, United States Steel Corporation was incorporated by J.P. Morgan. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox. In 1919, Oregon became the first state to tax gasoline, at one cent per gallon. In 1948, Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia. In 1950, “Your Show of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, debuted on NBC-TV. In 1964, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. In 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

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Accepting the Chatham County 2009 Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards are relatives of those honored for establishing Carolina Poultry Inc. Marty Allen (from left) accepting for his grandfather Marshall McDaniel; Joel Brower accepting for his father Archie Brower; Roger Phillips accepting for his father Gails Phillips; and Kathy Grigg accepting for her father Glenn Routh.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY n “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. n The 2010 Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at the Harnett County Government Complex Commons. n The free CCCC course, “Finding and Writing Grants” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Karen Kennedy. n 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. n 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 call the Stevens Center at 776-4048 or visit stevenscenter.org.

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THURSDAY n 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) 776-0501 ext. 201. n 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 Sanford. 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.

FRIDAY n 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 12 pairs, with registration $10 per pair.

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Former school board candidate files to run again

SANFORD — Former school board candidate Mark Akinosho filed with the Lee County Board of Elections Wednesday for the May board of education race. Akinosho, local business owner and pastor of Truebread FellowAkinosho ship Church, ran for election to the Lee County Board of Education in 2008 and lost. Akinosho could not be reached for comment Wednesday. District Attorney Susan Doyle announced her intent Wednesday to file for reelection. “I am seeking re-election as District Attorney to continue providing fair administration of justice to the people of Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties. As in my 2006 campaign, I will work very hard to meet my constituents and listen to their concerns,” Doyle said in a press release. The deadline to file with the board of elections is noon Friday. — from staff reports

MOORE COUNTY

Pinehurst mayor dies 8 days after fall in garage

PINEHURST (MCT) — Pinehurst Mayor George Lane died Tuesday morning at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Lane, who was 81, had been hospitalized since Feb. 15 after he fell in his garage and had to have surgery. Lane, who was elected mayor in 2007, was known for his quick wit, strong opinions and vision for the future, his friends and colleagues said. “He was a very loving, kind man who cared about people,” said Mayor Pro Tem Virginia Fallon, who has served on the Village Council for 14 years. “He had a marvelous sense of humor.” Lane grew up in Freeport, N.Y., and moved to Pinehurst in 1990. “He was a real champion for the village and Moore County,” said Village Manager Andy Wilkison. “He was interested in what was happening everywhere in the county. He was a real ambassador for Pinehurst.” Lane frequently voiced concerns over the potential water shortage in Pinehurst and Moore County. He was a proponent of the village’s proposal to buy a water and wastewater plant in Scotland County, which was announced in July. The negotiations have stalled with Scotland County officials.

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AROUND OUR AREA Trustees; Student Body President Jasmin Jones; former Student Body President Seth Dearmin; and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Peggy Jablonski. Within a few months of Carson’s death in March 2008, a group of students and staff began work to design both a scholarship program in her name and a permanent physical remembrance of Carson on campus. Elinor Benami was named the first Eve Marie Carson Scholar last year. The garden includes a seating area that orients people toward Polk Place, flanked by colorful seasonal shrubs and flowers that were some of Carson’s favorites. Every aspect of the garden was chosen intentionally, said Jill Coleman, University landscape architect. The seating area features a blue stone seat set in a traditional campus Chatham stone wall, and the inscription wall is made of Georgia marble in honor of Carson’s home state. The wall features a quote from Carson: “Learn from every single being, experience, and moment. What joy it is to search for lessons and goodness and enthusiasm in others.”

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Volunteers clean the Haw River and Jordan Lake during the 2009 “Clean-Up-A-Thon.”

Jordan Lake clean-up March 20 Durham Herald-Sun BYNUM — More than 500 volunteers are expected to be working along all 110 miles of the Haw River and Jordan Lake for the 20th Annual Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon on March 20. There are more than 30 sites designated from Greensboro to Moncure for cleanup of trash from plastic bottles to old tires along the banks of the river and lake. Volunteers are provided with supplies, "and you will have the sat-

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isfaction of knowing that you've helped improve the health and beauty of the Haw River watershed," organizers of the event said in a news release. This year, the annual Haw River CleanUp-A-Thon is working in partnership with clean water advocates, canoe outfitters and local and state agencies interested in environmental and river issues. Those include New Hope Creek Watershed Association, Friends of Northeast Creek, Eno River Association, Ellerbe Creek

Watershed Association, Kayak Adventures, Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company, Frog Hollow Outdoors, City of Durham Stormwater Services, North Carolina State Parks, Durham Parks & Recreation. Those wishing to volunteer, or get more information, may call or e-mail Germane at germane@ hawriver.org (919) 5425790. Volunteers need only to bring clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy work shoes and a willingness to lend a hand.

SANFORD — Sanford resident Ethel Peakes is collecting to shoes to donate to Share Our Shoes, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh that ships shoes to earthquake victims in Haiti. Peakes said they’re looking for any type of adult and children’s shoes that are gently used. Last week, the organization sent its first shipment of about 150,000 pairs of shoes. The second shipment is scheduled for March 20. “If you can help somebody, you know ... it’s good to help somebody. I know with me I get a good feeling,” Peakes said. Those interested in donating shoes can contact Peakes at 774-6338. She is able to pick up the shoes if needed. Monetary donations are also accepted, as it costs the non-profit about $20,000 to ship 100,000 pairs of shoes, she said. For more information, visit www.shareourshoes. org. — from staff reports

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

This is Bowles’ chance to try the impossible Greensboro News and Record

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rskine Bowles has accomplished a lot during his careers in public service and business, but never the impossible. Now’s his chance. Greensboro native Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina system, last week was appointed co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The easier of its two goals is to balance the federal budget by 2015. The more difficult is to address long-term imbalances in entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

President Barack Obama, who created the commission through an executive order, wasn’t exactly encouraging when he said Bowles and his co-chairman, former Sen. Alan Simpson, are “taking on the impossible.” If they succeed anyway, Bowles will deserve a statue next to Nathanael Greene’s in downtown Greensboro. The general faced shorter odds fighting the Redcoats at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Bowles has been down this road before. As White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton in 1997, he worked out a balanced budget deal with congressional Republi-

cans that actually produced a surplus. Unfortunately, fiscal discipline evaporated during the 2000s. Annual deficits now have soared beyond a trillion dollars, thanks to depressed tax revenues, the cost of two wars, stimulus spending and unchecked growth of other federal programs. Worse, there’s less political cooperation now than there was during the days of Clinton and Newt Gingrich. The commission represents an effort to get past partisan animosity. Simpson, a Republican from Wyoming, was a popular senator adept at working across the aisle. Bowles, a Democrat, has a record of working with anyone who can

help get the job done. Commission rules require at least some bipartisan support for any recommendations. The trouble will come when the panel sends proposals to Capitol Hill and Congress has to act on them. Democrats won’t like spending cuts; Republicans won’t like tax increases. But how can trillion-dollar deficits be erased in just five years without raising revenues and reducing expenditures? Bowles was successful as an investment banker; ran twice for the Senate, losing both times; managed the Small Business Administration; contended with Clinton’s

Monica Lewinsky problem; pushed hard for greater fiscal and academic accountability in the UNC system; and handled the Mary Easley fiasco at N.C. State. He’s been through some trials by fire. With his decision to retire from UNC, he could return to a quiet private life. Instead, he’s accepted an assignment that some view as unrealistic. Maybe it is, but he’ll take it on with a desire to do the best he can and to make a difference. These deficits can’t continue without doing great harm to the nation. If he can help turn them around, Bowles will be a no less a hero than Gen. Greene himself.

Letters to the Editor It’s important that we step up and support the Boys & Girls Clubs To the Editor: I read with interest the article in the Sanford paper concerning the financial status of our Sanford Boys and Girls Clubs. It touched my heart and inspired me to share these thoughts with you. The approximate population of Sanford in July 2008 was 60,000. I believe all of us who are able should rise to meet the need of this outstanding organization at this time. The Boys and Girls Clubs make a difference in the lives of children. I’d like to share the following quote with you.

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

Corrupting the language

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ALEIGH — Merriam-Webster’s defines jetty as “a structure extended into a sea, lake or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor.” Some people who’d like to build jetties along the North Carolina coast don’t like Merriam-Webster’s definition. In fact, they’ve taken to calling those who use plainspoken language unfair and incorrect. That’s because these folks, who want to overturn a ban on hardened structures along North Carolina beaches, have invented a new phrase for what they want to do. They call jetties “terminal groins.” The word “groin” is an engineering term for a jetty. Merriam-Webster’s defines it as “a rigid structure built out from a shore to protect the shore from erosion, to trap sand, or to direct a current for scouring a channel.” “Terminal” means something has an end point. Apparently the existing jetties built along North Carolina’s coastal inlets extend to China and back. Or maybe not. At any rate, this rhetorical sleight of hand was probably invented in some engineer’s office. ... Right now, the state’s Coastal Resources Commission is considering softening the state’s ban on jetties and other hardened structures. The group, which sets coastal development policy, has received a draft report from an engineering firm and will make recommendations to the legislature in April. The biggest push to scale back the ban is coming from the residents of Figure Eight Island, just north of Wilmington. The island’s north end, below Rich’s Inlet, has been eroding for several years. Some residents, including former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and boating supply company owner Parker Overton, recently wrote a letter to try to mobilize their neighbors to support softening the ban. The letter said that the writers don’t advocate the building of “jetties” and that opponents had circulated “misleading and erroneous claims.” The letter then refers to the main Fort Macon jetty at Beaufort Inlet as an example of a “terminal groin.” (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents going back 150 years refer to the “Fort Macon jetties.”) I certainly don’t understand the science of coastal erosion. I can’t say what effect a jetty on the northern end of Figure Eight Island might have on erosion. The language, on the other hand, would kind of be my thing. Sixty years ago, a soon-to-be famous writer took refuge on the home island of my Scottish ancestors, a tiny place called the Isle of Jura, and wrote an essay on the spread of political euphemism. This fellow, who went by the pen name George Orwell, wrote that, “if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

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ASHINGTON — On health care reform, the strategy of President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders is psychologically understandable — as well as delusional. It is easy to imagine the internal dialogue: “Well, they voted for me, overwhelmingly. I didn’t hide my views on this issue; I highlighted them. If they actually knew what was in the plan, they’d support it. If I don’t believe in this, I don’t believe in anything. Sometimes you just have to lead.” But there is a problem with this reasoning: After a year of debate, Democratic leaders — given every communications advantage and decisive control of every elected branch of government — have not only lost legislative momentum, they have lost a national argument. Americans have taken every opportunity — the town hall revolt, increasingly lopsided polling, a series of upset elections culminating in Massachusetts — to shout their second thoughts. At this point, for Democratic leaders to insist on their current approach to health reform is to insist that Americans are not only misinformed but also dimwitted. And the proposed form of this insistence — enacting health reform through the quick, dirty shove of the reconciliation process — would add coercion to arrogance. Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared that “everything is on the table” — as though Senate Republicans and Democratic moderates were the domestic equivalents of Iran. This is the political context that Democratic leaders have set for their historically “transparent” health summit — a threat as transparent as a horse’s head in a senator’s bed. Obama now approaches the Rubicon. The Senate is in disarray. Its procedures frustrate his purposes. Before crossing the river with his army, Julius Caesar is reported to have said, “Let the dice fly high!” For what stakes does Obama gamble? First, the imposition of a House-Senate health reform hybrid would confirm the worst modern image of the Democratic Party, that of intellectual arrogance. Parties hurt themselves most when they confirm an existing, destructive public judgment. In this case, Americans would see Democrats pushing a high-handed statism. It is amazing how both parties, when given power, seem compelled by an irresistible inner force to inhabit their own caricatures. Second, this approach would almost certainly maintain conservative and Republican intensity through the November elections. In midterm elections, it is intensity that turns a trend into a rout. It is one thing to pour gasoline on a populist bonfire. It is another thing to pour gasoline on a populist bonfire while one is already being roasted. Third, this action would undermine Obama’s own State of the Union strategy, which seemed like a shift toward the economy and away from health care reform. The White House finds it impossible to settle on

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a strategy and stick with it. Democrats keep being drawn back into debates — Reid is now proposing the return of the “public option” — they have lost decisively, as if one more spin of the roulette wheel will recover their losses. Fourth, a reconciliation strategy would both insult House and Senate Republicans and motivate them for future fights. The minority would not only be defeated on health reform, their rights would be permanently diminished — a development that would certainly be turned against Democrats when they lose their majority. Each side would have an excuse for decades of bitterness, creating a kind of political karma, in which angry spirits are reincarnated again and again, to fight the same battles and suffer the same wounds. Fifth, Obama would manage to betray many politically vulnerable members of his own party, proving himself a party leader of exceptional selfishness. Because the legacy of his presidency is at stake, or because of his pride, or because he is ideologically committed to an expanded public role in health care, Obama is pressuring Democratic members to join a suicide pact. When a president doesn’t care about his party, his party eventually ceases to care about him. Democratic leaders respond: Since we have already taken the damage for proposing health reform, we might as well get the benefit for passing something. But there is always more damage to be taken on a self-destructive political path. And, in this case, there is a respectable alternative: approve and take credit for incremental reforms while blaming Republicans for blocking broader changes. Obama’s decision on the use of reconciliation will define his presidency. If he trusts in his charmed political fortunes and lets the dice fly, it will raise the deepest questions about his judgment.

Today’s Prayer Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. (Psalm 81:1) PRAYER: Father, thank You for our salvation. Help us to be a witness for You, so we may bring others to Your love and goodness. Amen.

“A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” — Forest Witcraft I taught school for 31 years hoping that I made a difference in the lives of children. Now I can help to make a difference in the lives of children even though I am retired. The gifts we give to this organization have far-reaching implications. All gifts, big or small, will help to make a continuous difference. Lee County is a wonderful place to live. I challenge each of us to send a gift to this worthy cause. I challenge parents to share with their children at the dinner table tonight this need. Children will have creative ways they can contribute. We, the citizens of Lee County, cannot let these doors be closed. JULIA CAPPS Sanford

Sanford has downtown to be proud of To the Editor: I visited Downtown Sanford this past weekend and just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your historic downtown. It appears that a lot of work has gone into revitalizing the historic downtown district. I work for a downtown development authority in a small town in Michigan, and I know we always appreciate positive reactions from outsiders to our town, so I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my visit. We walked through downtown and Depot Park with a stop for lunch at La Dolce Vita and dessert at Yarbaroughs Home Made Ice Cream. Both were lovely ... I especially liked the re-use of the bank building at La Dolce. What a great mix of shops, scenery and places to eat. I will definately be visiting Downtown Sanford again. MAGGIE DONOHUE Walled Lake, Mich.

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OBITUARIES Josie Baldwin

SANFORD — Josie Lee Baldwin died Tuesday (2/23/10). She was born April 15, 1933 in Chatham County, daughter of the late Charlie and Bertha Baldwin. She attended Chatham County Schools and joined Terrells Chapel AME Zion Church at a young age. She retired from Ketchum Laboratories and Entenmanns Bakery in Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of the missionary department and the deacon board at Terrells Chapel Church in Pittsboro. She was preceded in death by sisters, Lucille Baldwin, Mrs. Raymond Wilson, Fleta Jeffries and Pauline Baldwin; and brothers, James Baldwin and Charlie Baldwin. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Brown and husband Vernon; sisters, Helen Baldwin and Annie Belle Baldwin, both of Pittsboro; brothers, Frank Baldwin and wife Mary and Clyde Baldwin and wife Mary Ann, both of Burlington; one granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Terrells Chapel AME Zion Church in Pittsboro. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Helen Baldwin, 1292 Thompson St., Pittsboro. Condolences may be made at www.cewilliefuneralservice.com. Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services of Sanford.

Joseph Plouffe

SANFORD — Joseph Noel Plouffe, 77, of 226 Lakeview Drive, died Tuesday (2/23/10) at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. He was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Montreal, Canada, son of the late Remi and Therese Patry Plouffe. He was one of 12 children. He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Plouffe of the home; a son, Donald F. Plouffe and wife Kathy of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Marie France Plouffe Brennan of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Kathy Lewis and husband Kyle of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Ovila “Pete� Plouffe and wife Sylvia of Southern Pines; sisters, Alma Dube and husband Fernand, Beth Plouffe Moreau and Rita Desjardins; three grandchildren and one stepgrandchild. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be made at www.cromartiemillerandlee.com. Arrangements are by Cromartie Miller and Lee

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David Key SANFORD — David Eugene Key, 50, of Asheville, formerly of Sanford, died Tuesday (2/23/10) at the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville. Arrangements will be announced by BridgesCameron Funeral Home Inc.

Eleanor McLean SANFORD — Funeral service for Eleanor West McLean, 42, of 1113 James St., who died Wednesday (2/17/10), was conducted Monday at St. Mark United Church of God with Elder Malcolm Curry officiating. Soloist was Dorothy Matthews. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Mary Schurer SANFORD — Mary Teresa Guisti Schurer, 71, formerly of Connecticut, died Friday (2/19/10) at her home. Born in Waterbury, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Amerigo Guisti and Teresa Kane Guisti. She was a longtime employee of Scovill and Century Brass and also with Uniroyal Rubber. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald A. Cole; a sister, Barbara; and a brother, William. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl L. Cole of Sanford; a son, Robert E. Cole Jr. of East Hampton, Conn.; brothers, Jack, Larry, Fred and Robert; sisters, Eleanor and Irene; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Naugatuck, Conn. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, N.C. 27615. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Marcelle Coble BEAR CREEK — Marcelle Oldham Fields Coble, 84, of 1286 Sandy Branch Road, died Tuesday (2/23/10) at Care View Rest Home in Snow Camp. She was born June 29, 1925, the daughter of Stephen and Ida Phillips Oldham. She was a native of Randolph County, a graduate of Bonlee High School and a retired employee of Glendale Hosiery after 35 years of service. She was a member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church where she was the former choir director. She was preced-

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SANFORD — Teresa Ann Shapter, loving daughter, role model to four sisters and two brothers, devoted wife, and mother of two, is at peace after a year-long battle with cancer. She passed in Chapel Hill Cancer Hospital in the early morning of Tuesday, February 23 surrounded by loving family. A service will be held on Friday, February 26 at 11am in the sanctuary of St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shapter was born in San Diego, California, and spent the last 15 years of her life in Sanford, North Carolina. She was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and volunteered frequently. The Lee County School System was lucky to have Mrs. Shapter as a substitute teacher for several years.

SANFORD — Catherine Martin Leonard, 93, died Wednesday (2/24/10) at Parkview Retirement Center in Sanford. She was born in Bath, Maine, daughter of the late Karl and Phoebe Martin. She grew up in Bruinsick, Maine, and graduated from Westbrook Jr. College and later worked in the ship building industry during World War II. She married and moved to Tarpon Springs, Fla. She worked and later retired from Anclote Manor Hospital. She moved to Sanford to be closer to her family in 2004. She is survived by her son, Robert M. Leonard and wife Karen; sisters, Betty Erswell of Harpswell, Maine and Judy Adams and husband Ray of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Kenna Wilson and husband Joseph, Kara Lee and husband Charles and Emily Hudnall and husband Matthew; and four greatgreat-grandsons, Avery, John, Colton and Lukas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Leonard, and sisters, Dorothy Neal and Margurite Chaison. Through the years she touched many peoples lives that were family and friends. Visitation with family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday (2/26/10) at the home of Robert Leonard, 2418 Overbrook Lane, Sanford. Burial will take place at a later date in Clearwater, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by the National Cremation Society of Raleigh.

Earth is the worse for the loss of a sister, but Heaven is richer, now my mother’s an angel. Online condolences may be made at www. millerboles.com The family was assisted by Miller-Boles Funeral Home. Paid obituary

ed in death by her first husband, Lee Roy Fields; a brother, Earl Oldham; a sister, Azelene Fields; a nephew, Allen Fields and a niece, Joan Beal. She is survived by her husband, William “Will� Paul Coble; a stepson, William H. “Hal� Coble and wife Shirley of Liberty; a stepdaughter, Pamela Gail Bateman and husband Bud of Liberty; four nephews; five stepgrandchildren and one step-great-grandson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Sandy Branch Baptist Church in Bear Creek with the Rev. Jim Wall and the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh St., Siler City, N.C. 27344 or Care View Rest Home, 2701 Moon-Lindley Road, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349. Arrangements are by

Smith and Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.

Georgia Grier BROADWAY — Georgia Grier, 62, of 36 Sandy Ridge Drive, died Wednesday (2/24/10) at Liberty Commons in Sanford. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Helen Toney PITTSBORO — Memorial service for Helen Toney, 79, of 1289 Old Graham Road, who died Sunday (2/21/10), will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at C.E. Willie Funeral Chapel in Pittsboro. Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services of Pittsboro.

Ira Gunter VASS — Graveside service for Ira Wesley Gunter, 84, who died Monday (2/22/10), was conducted Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with grandson, Eric Shawn Gunter, officiating. Herbert and Linda

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Shirley Fuhrmannek PINEHURST — Shirley F. Fuhrmannek, 73, died Monday (2/22/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Worthington, Minn., she was a daughter of the late August Phillip Conrad Funk and Lillian Irene Olson Funk. She was a graduate of Worthington Community College and had worked in various jobs. While living in Moore County, she had worked for American Precision Golf and St. Joseph of the Pines. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gunter Fuhrmannek; a daughter, Kristine F. Cooke of Carthage; a son,

Curtis Fuhrmannek and wife Stephanie of Dacula, Ga.; a brother, Dean Funk and wife Joyce of Tempe, Ariz.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Homesley and Pastor Pam Northrup officiating. Condolences may be made at www.FryandPrickett.com. Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage. â?? For more information on obituaries, contact Kim Edwards at (919) 718-1224 or by e-mail at obits@sanfordherald.com

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SANFORD ■ Keaira Gerard Quick, 19, of Sanford was arrested Tuesday at the Lee County Courthouse on a charge of assault on a female. ■ Paul Leonard Baldwin, 56, of Sanford was arrested Tuesday at 201 Register St. on a charge of simple assault all other. ■ Gardenscape Transport, Inc. reported damage to property Tuesday at 2206 Jefferson Davis Highway in Sanford. ■ Firetower Apartments reported embezzlement Tuesday at 119 Lightwood Lane in Sanford. ■ Enterprise Leasing Co. reported communication of threats Tuesday at 825 S. Horner Blvd. ■ W. Summer Grocery and Grill reported larceny-shoplifting Tuesday at 232 McIver St. ■ Save More #204 reported larceny-shoplifting Wednesday at 2800 S. Horner Blvd. ■ Wenger’s Restaurant reported breaking and entering of a business Wednesday at 105 Charlotte Ave.

LEE COUNTY ■ Jordan Corona Coggins of 882 Bruce Coggins Road in Sanford reported he received a harassing phone call. ■ Maria Garcia Lopez of Lot 61 Dreamland Motor Home Park in Sanford reported a larceny of U.S. currency from her purse

while giving an acquaintance a ride. ■ Carl Simpson of 713 Mill Creek Road in Newport reported someone entered his business at 7617 Old Jefferson Davis Highway in Sanford sometime between Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 and removed construction equipment valued at over $2,500. ■ Buchanan’s Auto Salvage, 1732 Dixie Farm Road in Sanford, reported a larceny of three tires. ■ Norbert Koch of 214 Julius Davis Road in Goldston reported a larceny of a heat pump unit from 765 Gunter Lake Road. ■ Murphy Heating and Air reported a larceny of a heat pump unit from 209 Sloop Court in Sanford. ■ Christopher Mathew McNeill, 36, of 23 Sophia Lane in Sanford was arrested for four counts of failure to appear and one count of probation violation. He was held under $7,300 secured bond.

CHATHAM COUNTY ■ Ryan Renusch, 20, of 47 Homestead Drive, Apt. 201 in Pittsboro was arrested Monday for simple physical assault, second degree trespass and injury to personal property. He was released under a $250 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on March 24. ■ David Clark, 39, of

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munity six days after she was reported missing. Antoinette Davis was being held in the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, where she was held in

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Dorothy, 94, wasn’t breathing. From there, they called 911 and received assistance. About two months later, while Prozac stayed with a friend of the Bermans, the dog began barking in the middle of the night. The friend,

601 E. 3rd St. in Siler City was arrested Tuesday for misdemeanor larceny, second degree trespass and damage to property. He was released under a $100 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Siler City on March 9. ■ Steven Gravely, 57, of 462 Holly Glen Road in Pittsboro was arrested Tuesday for driving while impaired. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on March 24.

HARNETT COUNTY ■ Alan Daniel Lambert of Sanford reported someone broke into his business, Lambert Painting, located at 677 Pine Wood Drive in Sanford. A cell phone and two bottles of medicine were reported missing. ■ Lance Vannoy Hemmert, 39, of 14 Yadkin Court in Cameron, was served with a warrant for arrest Tuesday for assault on a female. ■ Whittney Lee Ray, 21, of 448 Bill Shaw Road in Spring Lake, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats. ■ Jamie Lee Day, 27, of 80 Wood Run in Sanford, was arrested Tuesday and charged with identity theft and financial card fraud. Her bond was set at $2,500 secured pending a first appearance in district court Wednesday.

a safe-keeping cell. According to WRAL, Cumberland County deputies have returned her to Fayetteville since her release. Mario McNeill, who has been charged with the girl’s murder, rape and kidnapping, remains in Central Prison. A search warrant says McNeill picked up Shaniya in front of her home and drove her to a

Carol Spade, heard scratchy noises coming from the attic and assumed it was an animal making the sounds. They called 911 and while they waited for help, Spade and her granddaughter stepped outside with Prozac. “They walked out and the entire roof was on fire,” Berman said. “Had they not walked outside, they would have been

State rests in Fayetteville road rage murder trial FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — The state rested its case Wednesday against Abdullah El-Amin Shareef, 31, who could get the death sentence for running over five people, killing one of them, in April 2004. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Cumberland County Superior Court. Prosecutor Cal Colyer said the case has moved quicker than he expected. Jurors heard from N.C. Chief Medical Examiner John Butts, who testified about the autopsy of 56-year-old Lonel Bearl Bass of Linden, the man Shareef is accused of killing. Bass died from heavy internal bleeding coupled with constricted breathing, according to testimony. Bass was run over by a stolen Fayetteville city maintenance van in April 2004, according to authorities. Harnett County deputies found Bass lying under the van off Loop Road near Linden. He was still alive, but died on the way to the hospital. — Fayetteville Observer

Group: Power plants in N.C. have tainted water CHARLOTTE (MCT) — Nine Carolinas power plants are among a growing number where coal ash has tainted water, two environmental advocacy groups said today. Combined with sites previously identified by the Environmental Protection Agency, the groups said, coal ash is known to have contaminated water in 101 places in 14 states. The Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, which released the report, pressed federal regulators to enact new controls on ash. Utilities produce millions of tons a year of potentially toxic ash. Contamination has been documented, the groups said at: Progress Energy’s Sutton plant in Wilmington, Duke’s Belew’s Creek plant, Lee plant in Goldsboro, Cape Fear plant in Moncure and Asheville plant in Arden; ReUse Technology/ Full Circle Solutions’ Swift Creek landfill in Rocky Mount; S.C. Electric & Gas’s Wateree plant in Eastover, S.C., and Urquhart plant in Beech Island, S.C.; and S.C. Public Service Authority’s Grainger plant in Conway, S.C.

hotel where she was last seen alive. McNeill is seen in surveillance footage taken on Nov. 10 at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Sanford holding Shaniya in front of an elevator. It has not yet been released whether McNeill allegedly killed her that day or whether he killed her in Sanford.

dead because it was right over her bedroom.” The Bermans have always loved their dog, but since those incidents, they value him even more. When Prozac barks, the Bermans know he means business. “We know that there’s something outside. Sometimes we will get up in the middle of the night if he’s barking,” she said. “I’m afraid to get him to

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stop barking now!” She believes there’s something special about the dog and his presence. “Prozie can just make friends. Dogs that don’t get along with other dogs, they like Prozie. It’s amazing,” she said. “If a new person comes in the house, the first thing he does is put his head on your lap. He wants everybody to know that ‘I am here and I’m special.’”

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from Lee, Chatham and Moore counties. Producing Artistic Director Peggy Taphorn said it’s fun to do “Romeo and Juliet” because it features characters that are close in age to the teens performing the play. “The title characters are actually these kids’ age,” she said, which can help them relate to the story. Most audiences are familiar with the story, Taphorn said, which features family loyalty and grudges. Though Romeo and Juliet’s relationship does not have a happy ending, their families come together to put an end to their feud. “It’s a classic story. Even if you’ve never seen it or read it, it’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’” she said. “This one’s a pretty accessible piece for kids and audiences.” The conservatory places heavy emphasis on teaching the teens and immersing them in theater. Auditions for the production were held in December, and since rehearsals began in early January, Director Tom Dalton, who has worked with Shakespeare more than 15 years, has transformed the teens. At first, it was “tricky and awkward” for the teens learning the language, Taphorn said. Now, they’ve flourished. “The kids really are getting to explore different sides of themselves,” she said. They’ve had dance training, language training and combat training for fight scenes. “It’s a lot to throw at these kids. But they really are grasping it and getting it,” Taphorn said. “It’s just amazing for us. If the actors don’t see the imagery and understand what they’re saying, the audience will be lost. Everybody now knows what they’re doing, which is our goal.” The show will run this weekend and March 5, 6 and 7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Berman said her husband thinks Prozac, with his affectionate nature, should visit retirement homes to keep senior citizens company. “He’s just a really, really sweet dog, and smart. But not because we trained him,” she said, laughing. “He’s so much more sensitive than we are.” Berman believes the dog’s good nature and intelligence come from his mixed background. He’s part Bichon Frise, which Berman said provides his sweet personality, and part poodle. “That’s the half of him that’s smart,” she said. Though a panel of celebrity judges chooses the winner of the Dog of Valor Awards, there is also a People’s Choice contest. Voting for that

begins March 5, and those interested can go to www.humanesociety. org/dogsofvalor to vote. The winning dog “will be judged on the courage exhibited by the dog to help a human in need and the significance and impact of his/her heroic action,” according to the Humane Society’s Web site. The winner receives a custom crystal dog figurine, a sterling silver pet tag and a $200 merchandise certificate for Humane Domain. No matter the outcome, Berman is happy that Prozac was recognized. “He’s already won, because he got narrowed down from 100 dogs. He’s in the top 10, so that’s a lot,” she said.

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STATE BRIEFS Suit over toxic water at base set to continue

RALEIGH (AP) — A federal judge has denied a government motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the government knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of North Carolina-based Marines to contaminated drinking water. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle’s decision released on Wednesday said that 45-year-old Laura Jones of Glenwood, Iowa, filed her lawsuit on time and that the court has jurisdiction. Jones, who has nonHodgkin’s lymphoma, lived at Camp Lejeune with her Marine husband from 1980 until May 1983. Her 14page complaint, filed along with numerous supporting documents, said Jones can’t work as a nurse because of pain. Attorneys for Jones said the chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune caused numerous health problems including cancers, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Health officials think as many as 1 million people may have been exposed.

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MOUNT AIRY (AP) — Officials in the North Carolina hometown of Andy Griffith are looking for the vandals who splashed red and green paint on a statue depicting the opening scene from “The Andy Griffith Show.” The Mount Airy News reports that the statue in front of the Surry Arts Council was vandalized sometime last weekend. Lt. Jeff Inman of the Mount Airy Police Department said the vandalism was discovered on Sunday by someone passing by the Andy Griffith Playhouse, where the bronze likeness of Andy and Opie “Goin’ Fishin”’ was placed in September 2004 after being donated by the TV Land network. The “Goin’ Fishin”’ statue is a copy of another that TV Land placed in Raleigh in 2003. Police say they have few leads in the incident.

Man dies in forklift accident at welding plant

WILMINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man has died in a forklift accident at a welding company. Multiple media outlets reported that 28-year-old Noel Argueta Banegras of Wilmington died late Tuesday morning at a welding business in Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Labor Department are investigating. Sheriff’s Cpl. Charles Smith says Banegras was operating a forklift when he was killed. Smith says there is no indication of foul play. An autopsy was planned Wednesday. Labor Dept. spokesman Neal O’Briant says Watson

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Free show for jobless guys; no stripping needed RALEIGH (AP) — A corporate donor is giving unemployed North Carolina men a treat — free tickets to a play about desperate jobless men who stage a striptease to raise money. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday the anonymous donor gave the North Carolina Theatre about $8,000 for it to distribute 200 free tickets for its production of “The Full Monty.” The musical comedy is about very average, jobless steel workers who put on a show with the promise they’ll doff all their clothes. Theater president Lisa Grele Barrie says the free tickets will go to people who send a faxed application describing how they lost their job. Theater spokeswoman Kristin Buie says the donor wanted people to have a night on the town without thinking about their financial situation.

Former Vanguard Group head reviews crisis RALEIGH (AP) — A longtime leader of one of the world’s largest investment management companies speaks in North Carolina about the financial crisis of the past two years. John Brennan speaks at North Carolina State University on Wednesday, a month after stepping down after two decades as president, chief executive and chairman of the board of The Vanguard Group Inc. Valley Forge, Pa.-based Vanguard manages more than $1.3 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets. Brennan’s talk about the lessons learned from this financial crisis is free and open to the public. He’s the first of three business leaders to take the podium in the Raleigh university’s spring executive lecture series. Coming next month are DuPont chairman and former CEO Charles Holliday and SPX Corp. CEO Chris Kearney.

Creating jobs by setting state government straight I magine this: A state agency is looking to buy ovens for a cafeteria, and a North Carolina company in your hometown is competing for the contract. But an outof-state company comes in with the lowest bid at Perdue $100,000. Even if the North Carolina company’s bid is just a few dollars more, the out-of-state company wins the contract because state government chooses the low bid. That means $100,000 in taxpayer money will go to a company outside North Carolina, money we could be investing to create jobs and grow businesses here at home. I don’t believe that makes sense for North

Carolina. And when something in state government doesn’t make sense for our people and our businesses, we must set government straight. Last week, I took action to set government straight and help create jobs, jobs and more jobs in our state. I signed an executive order to give preference to North Carolina companies who compete to sell goods to state government — everything from binders to biodiesel fuel. Remember that $100,000 contract that would have gone to an out-of-state company? Now, the North Carolina company will have the opportunity to match the low bid and win the contract. That means we’re investing our tax dollars in North Carolina, and we’re giving a North Carolina company a better chance to grow and create jobs here at home. Here’s another example

of how I set government straight to help create jobs. State government offers many services to help small businesses thrive in North Carolina. But those services are spread out in different areas of state government. A small business owner might get a headache just trying to figure out who to talk to for help on applying for a loan or developing a business plan. Those decisions could make the difference between staying in businesses or closing up shop, so it’s good for North Carolina if our small businesses have an easy time of finding help. So last week I announced I’m streamlining our many resources to help small business, and I’m putting them under the leadership of North Carolina’s first Small Business Commissioner. The Small Business Commissioner will take stock of all small business

services in state government, he will look for ways to make them more efficient, and he will reach out to small businesses to let them know where to go when they need help. More than two-thirds of all new jobs come from small businesses, so it’s critical that we do all we can to support them. In these tough times, North Carolina can’t afford to leave small businesses without the help they need to stay in business and grow. North Carolina can’t afford to send taxpayer dollars to out-of-state companies when those dollars could be invested to create jobs here at home. Setting government straight fixed that. And in the next several weeks I will continue righting the wrongs in state government to help create jobs, jobs and more jobs in North Carolina.

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Turtle advocates sue officials on gill net use RALEIGH (AP) — Finding balance between commercial fishermen making a living and imperiled sea turtles protected in North Carolina coastal waters is heading to the federal courts now that a turtle rescue center has sued to require tougher restrictions on the use of popular vertical nets. The issue in the lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in eastern North Carolina surrounds the use of gill nets, used by coastal watermen to catch southern flounder, red drum and black drum. The nets are suspended in the water using weights and buoys. Fish entering a mesh hole can’t pull out due to their protruding gills. But they can entangle sea turtles, too, and as air breathers they drown if they can’t

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Studies show the loggerhead’s total population could fall 20 percent by 2017 compared to 1998, according to the lawsuit. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Topsail Island alleges state marine fisheries officials haven’t complied with federal

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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday after voting on the jobs bill. additional measures to create jobs, promising help for small businesses having trouble getting loans, aid for cashstrapped state governments, and subsidies for people who make their homes more energy efficient. But budget deficits are a worry, and future measures are going to be more difficult to pass — especially since a top Senate Democrat has blocked unused authority from the Wall Street bailout program from being used to “pay for” jobs initiatives. The bill contains two major provisions. First, it would exempt businesses

hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax through December and give them an additional $1,000 credit if new workers stay on the job a full year. The Social Security trust funds would be reimbursed for the lost revenue. Second, it would extend highway and mass transit programs through the end of the year and pump $20 billion into them in time for the spring construction season. The money would make up for lower-thanexpected gasoline tax revenues. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of the House Transportation

Committee, said the Senate bill would unfairly favor states like California and Illinois at the expense of almost every other. “It’s got to be changed,” Oberstar said. “If you brought it up now, it wouldn’t pass.” The Senate’s $35 billion proposal — blending $15 billion in tax cuts and subsidies for infrastructure bonds issued by local governments with the $20 billion in transportation money — is a far smaller measure than the $862 billion economic stimulus bill enacted a year ago. The measure cleared a key hurdle Monday when Brown and four other Republicans broke party ranks to defeat a filibuster. Republican leaders said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had used strong-arm tactics to bring the measure to the floor. Brown took considerable heat from conservative commentators and bloggers for his Monday vote, though 12 other Republicans voted for the bill on Wednesday. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska was the only Democrat in opposition.

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Democrats on the attack against insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to repeal the health insurance industry’s exemption from federal antitrust oversight, giving Democrats an easy

win on health care a day ahead of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan health summit. The 406-19 vote was part of a multipronged attack by Democrats

Wednesday against the unpopular industry. At a contentious House hearing, Democrats confronted executives of one company that has sought rate increases of up to 39 percent

in California and accused them of purging their sickest customers while spending millions on exorbitant salaries and retreats at ritzy resorts for executives. And Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to the heads of five major insurance companies asking them to meet with her to justify their pricing policies. All three moves were more symbolic than substantive, but together they underscored how Democrats view attacks on the widely disliked health insurance industry as one way to revive support for their health care drive, both with the public and among their own lawmakers, who have so far failed to rally behind a bill that Congress could send Obama. Democrats also hope Thursday’s summit will jump-start the debate. “Health insurance premiums continue to spiral ever upward each year. The copayments and deductibles keep taking further bites out of tight family budgets,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former police lieutenant pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to obstruct justice after federal officials say he helped cover for officers who killed two people on a bridge in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina. Federal investigators say former Lt. Michael Lohman knew two people shot to death as they crossed the Danziger Bridge had no weapons, but he and others filed false reports to make the shootings seem justified. Four other people were wounded. Family members of the victims gathered at the downtown federal courthouse as Lohman arrived to enter his plea. “We are very, very happy about the progress that the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department have made,” said Dr. Romell Madison, brother of Ronald Madison, who was killed on the bridge. “It’s a tremendous relief for us to see some sort of closure. The people of New Orleans should be relieved that there is still justice for everybody here.” Seven officers were charged with murder or attempted murder in the Sept. 4, 2005, shootings, just days after Katrina smashed levees and flooded 80 percent of the city. But a state judge dismissed the charges in 2008.

Freddie Mac losses mount, warns of foreclosures WASHINGTON (AP) — Freddie Mac lost almost $26 billion last year, ominous news for taxpayers who are footing the bill to rescue the mortgage finance company and its sibling Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac, which has lost a total of almost $80 billion since the housing crisis started in 2007, is bracing for more pain. The McLean, Va.-based company said a record 4 percent of its borrowers are at least three months behind on their payments and facing foreclosure. Its chief executive, Charles Haldeman, warned Wednesday of a “potential large wave of foreclosures” still to come. This is a major problem for the federal government, which seized control of Freddie and Fannie in September 2008. The two companies have already siphoned $111 billion from the government to stay afloat. That number is expected to hit $188 billion by fall 2011. And while Freddie Mac didn’t ask for any more bailout money last quarter, the company said it will likely need more financial aid and might never repay it.

Raises or rebuilding? A business owner’s dilemma

NEW YORK (AP) — Business is starting to creep upward at some small companies. And employees who have gone without raises or had their salaries cut over the past two years are hoping that more money coming in will lead to a raise in the near future. But owners who need to rebuild their businesses may not be able to give those raises. They may need to put the revenue toward equipment purchases they’ve had to put off. Or they may need to travel to more trade shows to prospect for new customers. It’s not an easy decision, especially in a company whose employees have sacrificed for the good of the company. “It’s a really tough call. You have to have a motivated work force,” said Jill McBride, who owns a six-person public relations firm, JZMcBride & Associates, in Cincinnati. She’s trying to decide whether to give raises or add staff as business improves. Human resources consultants advised owners during the recession to be open with employees about business and the challenges that their companies face. It’s no different now, when employees are hoping for raises that may not be forthcoming.

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WASHINGTON — New signs emerged Wednesday that the economic rebound is sputtering. Sales of new homes hit a record low last month. And mortgage giant Freddie Mac signaled it will need more federal aid — and might never repay it. Against that backdrop, the government is trying to prop up the housing and job markets. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the need to continue recordlow interest rates for “an extended period.� And the Senate passed a bill to give tax breaks to companies that hire the jobless. Bernanke told Congress that low rates will help ensure that the recovery will last and help ease the sting of high unemployment. Asked what else Congress could do to stimulate job creation, he hesitated to say. “I’m sure you know the menu of things that you could do which could create jobs,� he said. “Unfortunately there’s no — there’s no silver bullet here.� Investors seemed buoyed by Bernanke’s commitment to low rates, despite the news on home sales and Freddie Mac. The Dow Jones industrial average gained about 91 points, roughly 0.9 percent. Yet economists cautioned that the government’s ability to help is limited. “Our view is that it will be a long, tough slog for U.S. consumers in partic-

ular and for the economy overall,� said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. Bernanke, in his twice-a-year report to the House Financial Services Committee, said the rebound would endure. But he also sought to restrain hopes. He said the Fed sees moderate growth that will cause only a slow decline in the nearly double-digit jobless rate. He offered no new clues about when the Fed would eventually raise interest rates. Most economists think it’s months away. Bernanke faces more pressure than usual from lawmakers in an election year. Their constituents are struggling, while bailed-out Wall Street banks are profitable again. Unemployment stands at 9.7 percent, home foreclosures are at record highs and people and businesses are having trouble getting loans. Underscoring the fragility of the housing market, the government said new-home sales dropped 11 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 309,000 units. That’s the lowest level in the nearly 50 years records have been kept. Winter storms were partly to blame. But sales have dropped for three straight months despite vast government support. Economists had already been worrying about how the housing market would respond once government aid programs are withdrawn.

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HELP YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND ADAPT, ADJUST These days it seems people are closer to their dogs than ever before. Always known as man’s best friend, dogs have become increasingly beloved and pampered members of the family over the years. And as the popularity of the show “The Dog Whispererâ€? attests, dog owners are more interested than ever in creating a comfortable environment for their four-legged friends. For dog owners who have recently adopted a shelter dog, creating such an environment can be challenging. Because many shelter dogs have anxiety issues, it can be difďŹ cult for them to adapt to their new environment. But even the most stubborn shelter dog should be able to adapt to a new home if his owner is patient and takes the right approach. *Minimize stress: While it might be hard to imagine a dog suffering from stress, it’s actually common, especially for newly adopted shelter dogs. To keep stress at a minimum, avoid adopting dogs around hectic times of the year, such as the holidays, and try to welcome a dog into your home when all is quiet and you won’t be expecting many visitors. A dog needs time to settle into his new home, and too much activity will be confusing and make it more difďŹ cult for him to adapt. Another way to minimize stress is to keep things as normal as possible for the dog. This includes maintaining the same diet from the shelter or pet store to avoid diarrhea and keeping the dog on a similar exercise schedule. Once the dog has adapted, you can then gradually begin to wean the dog onto a different schedule. *Provide structure: Your new dog will need structure from the moment he gets home. If you’ve adopted a dog that’s been living in a shelter for an extended period of time, providing structure and establishing yourself as the leader might be more difďŹ cult than with a new puppy. However, make commands such as “Sitâ€? and “Stayâ€? a regular part of your interaction with your dog. For example, make the dog sit before putting his leash on and leaving the house each morning. The earlier you provide this structure, and the more effective it is, the easier it will be for your dog to adapt to his new home. *Don’t be afraid to crate the dog: While it can seem like a prison to humans, many dogs actually don’t mind a crate. It can create a feeling of security and help limit their stress because it takes away decision making that can stress a dog out. Many dogs feel comfortable in the crate when there are no people home, so consider crating the dog when you’re at work. It will also offer you peace of mind that the dog is not chewing up furniture or soiling in the house. *Routine, routine, routine: Routine helps a dog know what to expect. This is especially valuable to shelter dogs that might have anxiety issues. Uncertainty only increases a dog’s anxiety. A daily walk ďŹ rst thing in the morning, an established playtime schedule and a strict mealtime and snacking schedule will help a dog establish a solid routine and feel more comfortable in his new environment.

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Fishermen rally against catch limits

Iowa football coach shooting trial goes to jury

Sheriff: Suspect entered, left school on his own

ALLISON, Iowa (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Iowa man charged with killing a nationally known high school football coach could have carefully planned the shooting and still been insane, his defense attorneys maintained Wednesday, while prosecutors told jurors that argument didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense. Attorneys presented their closing arguments to jurors Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Becker, 24, who is accused of fatally shooting Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas on June 24, 2009. Becker has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The 12-person jury deliberated for more than four hours Wednesday. Deliberations will continue Thursday morning. Becker gunned down Thomas, 58, in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makeshift weight room in front of students, shooting him at least six times before walking away. Becker told police that Thomas was Satan and that the coach had been tormenting him.

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man charged with shooting and wounding two students outside a suburban Denver school had entered and left the building on his own earlier that day, seemingly without drawing much suspicion. Jefferson County sheriff investigators say 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood signed in at a reception desk before the Tuesday shootings and indicated he was a former student. The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department says he was never asked to leave the building. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear when he did leave. School officials say Eastwood first entered the building at about noon, some three hours before the shootings. A math teacher and other staff helped break up the 3 p.m. shooting and are being praised as heroes. One of the wounded students was treated and released. The mother of the other victim says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing wellâ&#x20AC;? in a hospital.

NCAA yanks Focus on the Family ad amid concerns

Snow storms blanket Northeast; 2nd storm on tap

DENVER (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the center of another marketing tug-of-war â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this time involving the major governing body of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association removed a Focus on the Family banner ad from one of its Web sites this week, NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said Wednesday. The NCAA made the decision after some of its members â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including faculty and athletic directors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; expressed concern that the evangelical groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stance against gay and lesbian relationships conflicted with the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy of inclusion regardless of sexual orientation, Williams said. The ad in question was not about sexuality. It featured a father holding his son and the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing.â&#x20AC;? Like the Tebow ad, it included the address of Focus on the Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site and the slogan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life.â&#x20AC;?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A powerful winter storm dumped a foot or more of snow in the Northeast on Wednesday, knocking out power to thousands and stalling air traffic from Boston to Philadelphia, all ahead of a second system packing strong winds that could blanket the area with another foot of snow. The storm cut a swath from eastern Pennsylvania into northern New England, slamming typically snowy regions that had been spared the paralyzing storms that hit cities farther south earlier this winter. About 150,000 customers lost power Wednesday, hundreds of schools were closed and at least three traffic deaths were blamed on the storm. An 89-year-old woman died in a crash in New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hudson Valley. In Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pocono Mountains, a woman and a boy died when their vehicle slid off snow- and ice-covered Interstate 80; The man driving the car was not expected to survive. The system was the first of a 1-2 winter punch. Another storm forecast to hit Thursday is expected to pack winds of up to 50 mph, which could cause more power outages, and dump a foot or more of snow on some areas by Friday.

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fishermen and charter boat captains from Maine to Louisiana rallied outside the Capitol Wednesday to demand changes to federal fishing limits they say are putting them out of business. Participants in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;United We Fishâ&#x20AC;? rally want to loosen federal catch restrictions imposed to protect vulnerable fish stocks. Bryan Lowery, who fishes for scallops near Ocean City, Md., said the rules are particularly frustrating now because scallops are so plentiful. Yet instead of his usual 100 fishing trips, Lowery said he expects to take just nine this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just put us out of business,â&#x20AC;? Lowery said, referring to the National Marine Fisheries Service, which enforces the fisheries law. Similar complaints came from cod fishermen from off the Massachusetts coast and those who fish for red snapper in the Carolinas. In Gloucester, Mass., â&#x20AC;&#x153;you can walk on the cod,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Carolyn Kirk, one of the speakers at the lunchtime rally, which drew at least 2,000

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sustainably for the long term,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Schwaab, assistant administrator for fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In practice, that means closing or curtailing any fishery where the science dictates that long-term supplies could be depleted, Schwaab said. Schwaab said he recognizes the short-term economic hardship, but he said sacrifices made now by commercial and recreational fishers should result in significant long-term benefits to fishing communities and ocean ecosystems. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said federal

bureaucrats need to recognize the impact of their decisions on working families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to start caring as much about our fishermen as our fish,â&#x20AC;? said Schumer, who said he has been a fishing enthusiast since his uncle took him fishing for blues and porgies in Sheepshead Bay. Schumer and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., have introduced bills to relax a provision in the law setting a strict 10year goal of replenishing fish stocks. Environmental groups support catch limits but say the government should allow anglers greater flexibility.

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SeaWorld worker killed by whale during show ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A killer whale drowned a trainer in front of a horrified audience Wednesday at a SeaWorld show, with at least one witness saying the animal leaped from the water, dragged the woman under and thrashed her around violently. Distraught audience members were hustled out of the stadium, and the park was immediately closed. The 40-year-old veteran trainer was one of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most experienced. It was not clear exactly how she died. An audience member said a show was just

starting when the whale â&#x20AC;&#x153;took off really fast in the tank, and then he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing around, and one of her shoes flew off,â&#x20AC;? Victoria Biniak told WKMG-TV. But Jim Solomons of the Orlando County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, said the trainer slipped or fell into the whaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tank, which seemed to contradict Biniakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This appears to be an accidental death, a tragic death,â&#x20AC;? Solomons said. The trainerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was not immediately released. Steve McCulloch, founder and program

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lanta, said his agency had dispatched an investigator from Tampa. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death was not the first attack on whale trainers at SeaWorld parks. In November 2006, a trainer was bitten and held underwater several times by a killer whale during a show at SeaWorldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Diego park. The trainer, Kenneth Peters, escaped with a broken foot. The 17-foot orca that attacked him was the dominant female of SeaWorld San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven killer whales. She had attacked Peters two other times, in 1993 and 1999.

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Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantasy lands him in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tim Burton, girlfriend Helena Bonham Carter and pal Johnny Depp are starting to look like wayfarers you might find somewhere along the Yellow Brick Road. Their latest journey into fantasy land takes them through the looking glass with a new rendition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderland,â&#x20AC;? featuring Depp as the addle-brained Mad Hatter and Bonham Carter as the bratty Red Queen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? is the sixth-straight movie Burton has directed featuring Bonham Carter and the fourth-straight that also co-starred Depp, who has collaborated with the director on seven films. Burton has cast Bonham Carter as a witch (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Fishâ&#x20AC;?), a chimpanzee (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planet of the Apesâ&#x20AC;?) and a dead chick (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corpse Brideâ&#x20AC;?), and presented Depp as a candy-making kook (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryâ&#x20AC;?), a cross-dressing filmmaker (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ed Woodâ&#x20AC;?) and a kid with dangerously sharp fingers (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Scissorhandsâ&#x20AC;?). He cast both Bonham Carter and Depp as serial killers who used their victims as meat for pies in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? marks Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest

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Director Tim Burton, from the upcoming film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;?, poses for a portrait at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday. reunion with Walt Disney Studios, where he started his career as an animator 30 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the weirdest thing, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really realize it, but I go, I do, I get kicked out, and I go, and I do, I get kicked out. I think this is the third or fourth or fifth time thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened,â&#x20AC;? Burton, 51, said in an interview. Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comings and goings at Disney sum up his professional life in Hollywood, where weird sensibilities such as his usually are snuffed out before they get a chance to catch fire. After his early stint at Disney, Burton returned there to make â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ed Wood,â&#x20AC;? a box-office dud that has gone on to become a cult favorite. Burton came back to produce the animated tale â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nightmare Before

Christmas,â&#x20AC;? a perennial money maker for Disney through Halloween theatrical reissues. Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first tour at Disney was an assistant animator for 1981â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fox and the Houndâ&#x20AC;? and a designer for 1985â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantasy flop â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Black Cauldron.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was specifically working on drawing cute foxes,â&#x20AC;? Burton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they saw how bad at that I was, what they did was, they kind of liked just my conceptual drawings, so on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black Cauldron,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I spent like a year doing concept drawings. That was great, because I just got to explore ideas.â&#x20AC;? Disney didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas, but while there, he made the animated short â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vincent,â&#x20AC;? featuring the voice of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Scissorhandsâ&#x20AC;? co-star Vincent Price, and the fantasy short

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankenweenie,â&#x20AC;? about a boy who resurrects his dog after itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killed by a car. The land of Mickey Mouse and Snow White did not know what to make of a filmmaker who brings domestic pets back to life. So Burton moved on to Warner Bros. for his 1985 feature debut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pee-weeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Adventureâ&#x20AC;? became a surprise hit, audiences warming to the offbeat tone Burton brought to Paul Reubensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effete man-child. Burton scored again with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beetle Juiceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Batmanâ&#x20AC;? before beginning his long partnership with Depp on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Scissorhands.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The base level of the relationship is this â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the amount of trust. I certainly trust him implicitly. I would do anything, try anything that he wanted me to,â&#x20AC;? Depp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been a clash, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been a, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Well, I disagree,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or anything like that. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been that, oddly.â&#x20AC;? Bonham Carter said Burton at work resembles an eager child having a grand play date with friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind and body, the whole thing, the whole package is a big kid,â&#x20AC;? Bonham Carter said of Burton, with whom she has two children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no inner child. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all outer, honestly. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s him. Our kids are slowly, quickly overtaking him, actually.

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Clay Aiken takes stage for gay rights RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; More than a year after disclosing he is gay, Clay Aiken is speaking before a gay-rights event in his hometown. Aiken will deliver a speech about gay rights this weekend at the Human Rights Campaign Carolinas gala in RaAiken leigh, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday. Actress Meredith Baxter, who recently said she is a lesbian, also will deliver a speech. The 31-year-old Raleigh native, pop singer and 2003 â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? runner-up said he wrote his own speech after remarks provided for him proved too political, including a slam aimed at former President George W. Bush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like this is the place to be horribly politically charged and bash people and talk about the wrongs that have been done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to be hopeful, that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for everyone to have equal rights.â&#x20AC;? Aiken says his goal is to urge Americans to support equal rights for all. He says that means allowing homosexuals to marry and enjoy rights that heterosexual couples take for granted like inheritance and hospital visitation. Aiken said that goal may take decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more important to me, as a parent, that my son have all the rights â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; than it is for me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do anything today

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Parents seek help to find actor missing in Canada VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The parents of missing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growing Painsâ&#x20AC;? actor Andrew Koenig issued an emotional plea on Wednesday for their son to contact them. Koenig, 41, was visiting friends in Vancouver when he went missing more than a week ago. The Venice, Calif., native had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as Boner, a pal of star Kirk Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character, Mike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want to know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re OK,â&#x20AC;? a distraught Walter Koenig told a news conference, wife Judith at his side. Walter Koenig, best known for playing Pavel Chekov on the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trekâ&#x20AC;? television series, said Wednesday his son stopped taking antidepressant medication about a year ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably in a very depressed state,â&#x20AC;? he said. Vancouver police Constable Tim Fanning said there has been no activity on Koenigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell phone or bank records since Feb. 16.

Patti LaBelle: Some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Idolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; judges arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t qualified NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Patti LaBelle thinks some people shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be on â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not talking about the contestants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the judges, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re qualified to even judge,â&#x20AC;? she said in an interview Wednesday. The veteran R&B diva wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say which judge she thought was lacking on the hit Fox show, which has Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres picking Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top singers. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Idolâ&#x20AC;? episode saw 12 female semifinalists competing. LaBelle said she was asked to be a judge on the series before Paula Abdul; a rep for the show had no comment on whether she was. LaBelle feels like the judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comments to the contestants are too mean. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25

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MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Six Haitian orphans arrived in the United States on Wednesday, four days after Haitian police seized them out of fear they were being kidnapped. The children arrived on a charter flight to Miami International Airport. They will be taken to a shelter and their new parents can take the children home Thursday, according to Jan Bonnema, the Minnesota-based founder of the Children of The Promise orphanage. On Saturday, a group of 20 men blocked four women accompanying the orphans to the airport, shouting: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take our children!â&#x20AC;? Police briefly detained the women and the orphans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ages 1-5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spent three night sleeping on the ground in a tent city. The U.S. Embassy official carrying the documents needed to take them through immigration had been running late. Sara Vanzee and her husband, Tim, had been waiting for their new 13month-old son Albert to arrive. They understand the suspicions in Haiti given recent cases, but said their ordeal has been stressful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hope is that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re OK with it, that they can see that we absolutely love these children and that we want to provide for them,â&#x20AC;? said Vanzee, who is from the U.S. Midwest.

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In a photo provided by Sarah Thacker of Fergus Fallls, Minn., Thacker is seen with a two-year-old Haitian boy named Reese in Port-au-Prince. Reese and Thacker were among four women and six children detained in Haiti as they were about to depart the country. Such fears of child trafficking have made it harder than ever for impoverished Haitian children to leave the Western Hemisphereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poorest land. The concerns were fueled by the arrest last month of 10 U.S. missionaries trying to take a busload of 33 children to the Dominican Republic without proper documentation. It turned out none of the children were orphans, and the Americans were arrested; two â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; remain in jail in Port-auPrince. Bernard Saint-Vil, the judge hearing their case, said Wednesday that he expects to decide their fate this week. He is waiting to hear from a judge in northern Haiti about a visit to orphan-

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held up the departure of 50 orphans approved for U.S. adoption. It took the U.S. ambassador and Haitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime minister to iron out on Tuesday what turned out to be an ugly misunderstanding, and the children were handed over to the Embassy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just kept singing and playing,â&#x20AC;? said Maria Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donovan, field director of the orphanage in northern Haiti where they had been living before the weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were so happy.â&#x20AC;? Two of the awaiting parents, Josh and Katy Manges, have been in the process of adopting 2-year-old Malachi since he was a few months old. Born with a deformity in his thigh bone, the boy was abandoned at a Haitian hospital when he was just a few weeks old. They get videos and letter updates from his caretakers. When the Manges flew to South Florida on Friday, they envisioned a happy airport reunion with their son before flying home to Chambersburg, Pa., southwest of Harrisburg. When they heard Malachi and other orphans had been detained by the government, they were stunned. They saw pictures of the little boy in a tent being cared for by young girls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was sleeping on a dirt floor, no diapers, no wipes, no formula,â&#x20AC;? said 29-year-old Katy Manges. The couple hopes their adoption experience sheds light on changes that need to be made by the Haitian government.

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Cuban president regrets jailed dissidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death HAVANA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cuban President Raul Castro issued an unprecedented statement of regret Wednesday over the death of a jailed dissident after a lengthy hunger strike that has sparked condemnation in Washington and in European capitals. Official media said in a statement released to the foreign press and posted on a government Web site that the Cuban leader blamed the United States for the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, but did not explain how. That post was later taken down. In a video of Castroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments obtained by The Associated Press, he did not appear to directly blame Washington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took him to Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best hospitals, and he died. We very much regret it,â&#x20AC;? Castro said during a joint appearance with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Castro added that thousands of Cubans had died in the half-century conflict with the United States â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but he did not explicitly link Zapata Tamayo to the conflict. Castro reiterated a desire to hold talks with the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The day the United States decides to live in peace with us, all these problems will end,â&#x20AC;? Castro said.

NATO issues directive restricting night raids KABUL (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; American troops knocked on the door, and before the Afghan family could find the key to let them in, the soldiers broke it down. There was no time to take women in the home to an-

other place, said 77-year-old Mohammad Nabi. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what troubled the retired school teacher most about the intrusion in the southern town of Marjah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they ask us to take our women and daughters in another place and then they do the search, we have no problems,â&#x20AC;? Nabi told an Associated Press reporter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will cooperate with them. But they just enter the house and start searching and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care who is there.â&#x20AC;? A new directive, confirmed Wednesday by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, aims to limit such nighttime raids on civilians. It was prompted by a storm of complaints from Afghans who, like Nabi, who were enraged over foreign soldiers bursting into their homes.

Top-level informer affair embarrasses Hamas GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Claims by the son of a Hamas founder Wednesday that he was a long-term spy for Israel exposed a new side of the Islamic militant groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vulnerability and punched a hole in its meticulously groomed image of secrecy and discipline. The spy affair comes at a time when Hamas is still reeling from suspicions that Hamas informants helped Israel assassinate a top Hamas operative in a Dubai hotel. The back-toback scandals were sure to leave Hamas leaders fearful of their own and ever more painfully aware of how capable Israel is of reaching the inner circles of their organization. At the center of the latest affair is 32-year-old Mosab Yousef, a son of Sheik Hassan Yousef, a Hamas founder serving a six-year term in an Israeli prison.


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RANGERS’ HAMILTON BRUISES SHOULDER

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton left morning workouts Wednesday after bruising his shoulder. Hamilton was diagnosed with a left shoulder contusion after he dived to catch a ball during a pop-up drill. No MRI is scheduled and the 29-year-old is listed as day-to-day. Hamilton was limited to 89 games last year by an assortment of injuries including a strained rib cage muscle, partially torn abdominal muscle and pinched nerve in his lower back. He hit .268 with 10 homers and 54 RBIs a year after hitting 32 home runs and leading the AL with 130 RBIs.

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By AARON BEARD

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark McGwire’s estranged younger brother says he injected Big Mac with a variety of steroids and he thinks the home run king gained obvious strength from the drugs. Jay McGwire’s book, “Mark and Me,” is scheduled for publication on Monday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Jay McGwire said his brother “knew that he was going to get the strength and endurance and size.” When he finally admitted last month that he used steroids, Mark McGwire said it was only for healing. His brother said that was the initial purpose but it’s obvious the slugger also gained strength.

DENVER (AP) — Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the center of another marketing tug-of-war — this time involving the major governing body of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association removed a Focus on the Family banner ad from one of its Web sites this week, NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said Wednesday. The NCAA made the decision after some of its members — including faculty and athletic directors — expressed concern that the evangelical group’s stance against gay and lesbian relationships conflicted with the NCAA’s policy of inclusion regardless of sexual orientation, Williams said. The ad in question was not about sexuality. It featured a father holding his son and the words, “All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing.” Like the Tebow ad, it included the address of Focus on the Family’s Web site and the slogan, “Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life.”

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Southern Lee’s Ace Chalmers (left) goes up for the shot as Eastern Alamance’s Dylan Guye looks on during Wednesday night’s state 3-A playoff game.

Cavs advance to sectionals By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Another year, another sectional final. For the third time in the last four seasons, the Cavaliers have In The Paint won two playoff games to Southern Lee 54, advance to the E. Alamance 47 sectional final of the state 3-A Recap: Down 5 playoffs. at the half, Cavs With 17 use 9-1 run to points from start 3rd quarter leading-scorer to regain the lead. Ace Chalmers, Southern Lee rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Alamance 54-47 in the state tournament’s second round on Wednesday night. “I’m just so happy for our guys,” said Southern Lee head coach Gaston Collins. “Their hard work has paid off all season long and it’s showing on the court. This is a special group of guys.”

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Southern Lee’s Darren Perry (right) tries to make his way past Eastern Alamance’s Kyle Miles on Wednesday.

CHAPEL HILL — Chris Singleton scored 19 points and Florida State hit 11 3pointers to beat struggling North Carolina 77-67 on Wednesday night, handing the defending national champions their latest double-digit loss. Deividas Dulkys scored 17 and hit five 3s off the bench to help the Seminoles (20-7, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) guarantee themselves at least a break-even record in league play that could be critical for their NCAA tournament chances. It was Florida State’s first win in Chapel Hill since 2000 and marked the first time in 13 years that the Seminoles have won two straight in a series long dominated by the Tar Heels. The Seminoles controlled this one from the start, going 9-for-15 from 3-point range in the opening half and capitalizing on repeated turnovers to open a 48-33 lead at the break. That lead grew to 23 points early in the second half as the Tar Heels (14-14, 3-10) mounted relatively little resistance much of the night. In the final seconds, the scattered helping of Florida State fans sitting behind the Seminoles bench even broke into a celebratory tomahawkchop chant in a largely silent Smith Center. Derwin Kitchen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Seminoles, who got numerous open looks on the perimeter by repeatedly driving by their defenders and kicking out. Will Graves scored 21 points to lead North Carolina, which shot 42 percent — though just 32 percent after the break — and got as close as nine points in the final minute. By then, however, the outcome was long since decided. Meanwhile, the scene here is getting uglier by the day — and that’s not even counting the sight of injured big men Ed Davis (wrist), Travis Wear (ankle) and David Wear (hip) sitting on the bench. There’s a growing number of empty blue seats in the upstairs of the Smith Center with each game, while the students are starting to abandon the typically coveted spots on the risers — they filled maybe two-thirds of that section Wednesday — behind the basket near the home bench.

U.S. slips past Swiss into Olympic semis By IRA PODELL AP Hockey Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The longer it went, the tighter the Americans got. They clanged shots off the post, then the crossbar. A wrist shot early in the game by Phil Kessel that looked like a bad omen hit both. Everything else the U.S. hockey team

threw on net Wednesday, Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller smothered. But Zach Parise put all that frustration aside, deflecting a wrist shot from Brian Rafalski early in the third period, then scored into an empty net late to seal a 2-0 quarterfinal win that sends the U.S. to the next round against the winner of Wednesday night’s

game between the Czech Republic and Finland. “Relief and excitement, especially in a tight game like that when you are doing everything but score,” said Parise, who failed to score on his first 13 shots of the tournament.

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YOUTH LCPR baseball, softball leagues SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee County Parks and Recreation is currently registering for youth baseball and softball. The fee is $25 for county residents. Baseball is for ages 9-18 and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fastpitch is for ages 8-18. Registration forms are available at the Line Drive Baseball Academy and the Parks and Recreation office on Tramway Road. They can also be found online at www.leecountync.gov/Departments/ ParksRecreation. Parks and Rec is also registering for adult menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball leagues. For more information about any of the leagues, call (919) 775-2107, ext. 502.

YOUTH Registration open for DRNV SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Deep River-Northview Optimist Baseball and Softball registration is under way. Registration may be completed online at www.drnvobaseball.com. Forms are also available at Line Drive Baseball Academy. Registration is open through Monday. Baseball registration is for ages 5-15. Fast-pitch softball is available for girls ages 7-12.

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REC SPORTS Baseball Buddies accepting registration SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A baseball organization designed for children and young adults with developmental delays or physical disabilities is seeking particpants for the spring. Baseball Buddies, which is open to ages 5-to-20, is hoping to launch its new recreational league with games on Sundays at Deep RiverNorthview Optimist Park. The program has opened registration, which costs $20 and covers insurance, a T-shirt, cap and equipment. Participants will be able to have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;buddyâ&#x20AC;? on the field to assist them as needed, including help with hitting, fielding or running. The deadline for registraSubmitted photo tion is March 15. For more The Wilson & Reives Attorneys at Law 12-U girls basketball team recently won a tournament for Lee County Parks information about the league and Recreation at Tramway Elementary School. Team members are (first row, from left): Lyndy Boggs, LuRhonda and how to register, contact Blue, Dana Williams, Christa Lassiter and Victoria Marcum. Second row (from left): Brittany Aleshire, Kaitlyn Melissa Caddick at (919) Chesney, Jasmine McIver, Jasmine January, Paola Santodomingo and Tulsi Patel. Back row (from left): coaches Chris 499-6941.

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Grace Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atheltic program will host an Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast on Saturday. Duke also will be inducted Star seasons with the Los The breakfast will take place on Nov. 21 in Kansas City. Angeles Lakers. from 7-10 a.m. Tickets are $7 â&#x20AC;&#x153;What an amazing Thompson was one of and can be purchased from class,â&#x20AC;? said Duke coach the best college players of Mike Krzyzewski, chair the all time, a superb leaper and Grace Christian School or at the door. National Association of shooter who was twice the Basketball Coaches. national player of the year West and Thompson are and a three-time All AmeriMenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball league the marquee names. can. He helped the WolfTheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be recognized as pack beat John Woodenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeking more players founding members of the dynastic UCLA Bruins in SOUTHERN PINES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The collegiate hall after being the 1974 NCAA champion- Sand Gnats, a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball organization based in Southinducted into the Naismith ship and was the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall player of the year as a senior ern Pines, is hoping to field a of Fame. Previous founding after turning down an offer second 21-and-over baseball team. members of the collegiate to play professionally. The Gnats have three teams hall include Larry Bird and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an argument Magic Johnson last year, that he may be the best col- â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 21-, 32- and 42-and-over â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and play with wooden bats Charles Barkley the year lege player ever,â&#x20AC;? Krzyzebefore and Kareem Abdulwski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certainly, in our under National League rules. The team will have practice at Jabbar in 2007. conference, many, many 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 3 Before he became the people would give him that p.m. on Sunday at the Pinebluff figure in the NBA logo, West vote.â&#x20AC;? public park. Anyone interested was a three-time All AmeriLaettner led the Blue can call Dennis Johnson at can at West Virginia, where Devils to four straight (910) 603-5768. he led the Mountaineers to Final Four berths and won three straight NCAA tourna- national championships his ment berths, including a final two seasons, in 1991 Campbell travels trip to the 1959 title game. and 1992. He was the most for 2 games with He averaged 29.3 points and outstanding player of the 16.5 rebounds as a senior Final Four as a junior and A-Sun title at stake and went on to co-captain the national player of the JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Riding the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold year as a senior, when he hit a 6-game win streak, Campbell medal team before 14 Allthat shot against Kentucky. University travels to Jacksonville this week looking to secure its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference regular season crown. Carolina Doctors Med Care The Fighting Camels (18-9, 13-5) square off against league Medical Care Right co-leader Jacksonville (17-10, When You Need It. 13-5) on Thursday (7:15 p.m.), No Appointment Necessary then face North Florida (13-15, 8-10) on Saturday (7:30). If CU 1024 S Horner Blvd. wins both games, it will finish (Near Post OfďŹ ce) atop the league race and earn 919-774-3680 the top seed in the A-Sun tourMonday - Saturday nament, Mar. 3-6. Campbell 8am - 6pm has never finished higher than second place in the standings of a Division I conference since 1985-86. Campbell is coming off a 79-57 win Friday over ETSU. The Camels used an early 13-0 run and led by double digits for the final 32 minutes of the game. CU converted 22 ETSU miscues into 29 points off turnovers and made 10-of-21 chains, rings, earrings, gold teeth, coins, bars, threes. Lorne Merthie (19), wedding bands, class rings, sterling silverâ&#x20AC;Ś Miles Taylor (13) and Junard Hartley (10 points, seven steals) paced the Camels, who improved to 12-3 at home this year and 22-7 all-time at Gore Arena. Jacksonville has won its last four games and 14 of its last 16 following Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 76-64 victory at Mercer. Senior guard Ben Smith ranks second among A-Sun scoring (19.4) and steals (2.15) leaders and sixth in assists (3.78). With 1,842 career points, Smith stands third among A-Sun active scoring leaders. Campbell senior Jonathan Rodrigue Rodriguez (2,105) is 2nd, while ranking third on the all-time Atlantic Sun points list.

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OLYMPIC BRIEFS Canada, U.S. primed to meet for hockey gold

Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1st female Winter Olympian completes GS run

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This border rivalry has raged for two decades now, since even before womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey was an Olympic sport. Canada and the U.S. team have won every gold medal, every world championship, every big international prize their sport offers. Most of the time, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve faced no real competition except each other. Heck, only Sweden has broken through to the big finale â&#x20AC;&#x201D; four years ago in Turin, where the Americans made an Olympic mistake they hope to remedy Thursday. In front of a raucous crowd cheering for the home team, the Americans will meet Canada again in the long-anticipated gold-medal match of the Vancouver Games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is our Stanley Cup final, our Super Bowl, our Final Four all rolled into 60 minutes on the ice,â&#x20AC;? said U.S. defenseman Angela Ruggiero, a four-time Olympian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what we prepare for, what gets us through all those practices and all those months away from our families and friends and careers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the best rivalry in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports for the people who know about it.â&#x20AC;?

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The first Iranian woman to compete at a Winter Olympics has completed the first run of the Alpine giant slalom. Marjan Kalhor finished in 1 minute, 36.87 seconds Wednesday, the slowest of 68 skiers who completed the foggy, snowy course. She trailed Elisabeth Goergl of Austria by 21.75 seconds before the afternoon second run. The 21-year-old Kalhor wore a pink head scarf beneath her safety helmet to comply with Islamic dress code. At the finish, she flashed big smiles, revealing braces, and thanked reporters for their attention. Through an interpreter, she said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to be a sportswoman you have to participate in the biggest competitions.â&#x20AC;?

Vonn crashes, breaks right pinkie

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The U.S. Olympic team says Lindsey Vonn has broken her right pinkie after crashing out in the first run of the giant slalom race. Vonn lost control around a right turn in the middle section of the course Wednesday, got twisted around, landed hard on her left hip and crashed backward into the safety netting. An injury report from Jim Moeller, the chief medical officer of the U.S. Olympic Team, said Vonn had not yet decided if she will race her final event at the Vancouver Games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slalom.

Weir wants critics to think, not make apologies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. figure Johnny Weir says he wants two broadcasters who made derogatory comments about him to think twice before they speak in the future, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not looking for any apologies. Weir says he found the comments by two broadcasters on French-language RDS â&#x20AC;&#x153;offensive,â&#x20AC;? but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to him. He is concerned, however, about what effect such comments might have on kids and other athletes. People should be free to be whoever they want and express themselves however they want, Weir said during a news conference Wednesday. One RDS commentator said Weir hurts figure skatingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image and another said Weir should be made to take a gender test. The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council called the remarks â&#x20AC;&#x153;outrageousâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;homophobic,â&#x20AC;? and has demanded a public apology.

Sweden wins menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross-country skiing relay WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sweden won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross-country skiing relay Wednesday after Marcus Hellner pulled away on the last leg for his second gold medal of the Olympics. Hellner broke away from Emmanuel Jonnier of France and Martin Koukal of the Czech Republic on the final lap, quickly building a 15-second lead to decide the race with a couple of kilometers to go.

Make it two: Sablikova captures another gold RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic has captured her second speedskating gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics, winning the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5,000 meters. The world-record holder Sablikova finished in 6 minutes, 50.91 seconds, beating silver medalist Stephanie Beckert of Germany by 0.48. Defending Olympic champion Clara Hughes of Canada took the bronze Wednesday in the final individual event at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Earlier in the games, Sablikova won the 3,000. Jilleanne Rookard was the top American, finishing eighth.

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Geoff Bodine and American bobsledder Steven Holcomb, right, talk after a training run for the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-man bobsled at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Tuesday.

Bodine takes racing expertise to bobsled WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former Daytona 500 champion Geoff Bodine dragged his hands slowly across the sleek chassis, his eyes locked on the spot where the driver sits when racing. No engine to check, no tires to kick on this ride, however. Truth be told, Bodine doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know how it goes so fast. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a race car. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Night Trainâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fastest bobsled the world has ever seen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much bigger, much faster, much better,â&#x20AC;? is how Night Train pilot Steven Holcomb describes his sled. Much, if not all, the credit for that goes to Bodine. Nearly 20 years after getting his first look at a bobsled â&#x20AC;&#x201D; against his better judgment, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth pointing out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the former NASCAR star has turned into a huge part of the U.S. sliding program. This week, the sleds Bodine helped build are in the mix for Olympic medals at the Vancouver Games, further proving that his vision was one the Americans not only

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dack Mountains â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and was appalled by what he found. For decades, the sleds Americans were trying to beat Europeans in were sleds that Europeans sold to Americans. Most of it was substandard stuff, handme-down sleds of sorts that the powerful teams knew werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fast enough. So they shipped them off to the U.S., which was desperate for equipment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I heard that our athletes werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t using American-made bobsleds, that was unacceptable,â&#x20AC;? Bodine said. The Bo-Dyn Project was born. With a good chunk of

his own money, along with private donations, Bodine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; assisted mightily by lead designer Bob Cuneo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has spent 18 years keeping up with bobsled technology changes, research and development costs, and whatever else thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been needed to keep American pilots on par with the rest of the world. The gap to make up was huge at first. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closed now, proven last year when Holcomb and Bo-Dynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Night Trainâ&#x20AC;? won the world four-man championship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the biggest checkered flag grabbed by American bobsledders in half a century.


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NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB L10 Cleveland 44 14 .759 — 7-3 Orlando 38 19 .667 51⁄2 7-3 1 Boston 36 19 .655 6 ⁄2 7-3 1 Atlanta 35 20 .636 7 ⁄2 5-5 Toronto 31 24 .564 111⁄2 8-2 Chicago 29 27 .518 14 6-4 Miami 29 29 .500 15 5-5 Charlotte 27 28 .491 151⁄2 4-6 Milwaukee 27 28 .491 151⁄2 7-3 Philadelphia 22 34 .393 21 7-3 Detroit 21 35 .375 22 6-4 Washington 20 34 .370 22 6-4 Indiana 19 37 .339 24 3-7 New York 19 37 .339 24 1-9 1 New Jersey 5 52 .088 38 ⁄2 1-9 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 L.A. Lakers 43 14 .754 — 7-3 1 Denver 37 19 .661 5 ⁄2 6-4 1 Utah 36 20 .643 6 ⁄2 8-2 Dallas 36 21 .632 7 6-4 Phoenix 35 23 .603 81⁄2 8-2 Oklahoma City 33 22 .600 9 9-1 1 San Antonio 31 23 .574 10 ⁄2 5-5 Portland 33 26 .559 11 5-5 New Orleans 30 27 .526 13 4-6 Houston 28 27 .509 14 4-6 1 Memphis 28 28 .500 14 ⁄2 3-7 L.A. Clippers 23 33 .411 191⁄2 3-7 Sacramento 18 39 .316 25 2-8 1 Golden State 16 40 .286 26 ⁄2 3-7 Minnesota 14 44 .241 291⁄2 4-6 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 105, New Orleans 95 Boston 110, New York 106 Minnesota 91, Miami 88 Portland 102, New Jersey 93 L.A. Lakers 99, Memphis 98 Phoenix 104, Oklahoma City 102 Detroit 101, Sacramento 89 Philadelphia 110, Golden State 102 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.

Sports Review

OLYMPICS Str W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-2 L-1 L-2 L-2 W-3 W-1 W-2 W-1 L-1 L-8 L-4

Home 25-4 22-6 16-9 21-6 21-7 17-9 14-13 20-7 17-9 10-17 14-16 12-16 12-15 12-19 3-25

Away 19-10 16-13 20-10 14-14 10-17 12-18 15-16 7-21 10-19 12-17 7-19 8-18 7-22 7-18 2-27

Conf 24-8 27-11 23-11 18-12 22-16 18-16 18-15 17-18 19-14 10-20 14-19 14-20 14-20 13-24 4-31

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

Home 26-5 24-5 22-8 18-9 20-7 16-11 19-10 19-13 19-9 15-12 18-11 16-12 13-14 12-17 9-20

Away 17-9 13-14 14-12 18-12 15-16 17-11 12-13 14-13 11-18 13-15 10-17 7-21 5-25 4-23 5-24

Conf 25-10 22-12 22-14 19-16 22-13 16-16 17-16 21-14 20-13 21-16 17-20 11-23 10-23 9-26 7-27

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

College Basketball Standings Atlantic Sun Conference 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 Florida Gulf Coast 5 14 .263 Stetson 4 15 .211 ——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled

Atlantic Coast Conference All Games W L 18 9 17 10 17 11 15 12 15 14 14 14 13 15 12 17 5 22 8 20 6 22

PCT .667 .630 .607 .556 .517 .500 .464 .414 .185 .286 .214

Atlantic 10 Conference Richmond Temple Xavier, Ohio St. Louis Charlotte Rhode Island Dayton Duquesne George Washington St. Bonaventure UMass La Salle St. Joseph’s Fordham

onference C W L PCT 11 2 .846 10 2 .833 10 2 .833 9 3 .750 8 4 .667 8 5 .615 7 5 .583 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 4 8 .333 4 9 .308 3 9 .250 3 10 .231 0 13 .000

All W 22 22 19 18 18 20 18 15 14 11 10 11 9 2

Games L PCT 6 .786 5 .815 7 .731 8 .692 8 .692 6 .769 8 .692 12 .556 11 .560 14 .440 17 .370 15 .423 18 .333 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

Conference W L PCT Duke 11 2 .846 Maryland 9 3 .750 Virginia Tech 8 4 .667 Wake Forest 8 5 .615 Clemson 7 5 .583 Florida St. 7 5 .583 Georgia Tech 6 7 .462 Virginia 5 7 .417 Boston College 4 8 .333 Miami 3 9 .250 North Carolina 3 9 .250 N.C. State 3 10 .231 ——— 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.

All Games W L PCT 23 4 .852 19 7 .731 21 5 .808 18 7 .720 19 7 .731 19 7 .731 18 9 .667 14 11 .560 13 13 .500 17 9 .654 14 13 .519 15 13 .536

Conference USA Conference W L PCT UTEP 11 1 .917 Memphis 10 2 .833 UAB 9 3 .750 Marshall 8 4 .667 Tulsa 8 5 .615 Southern Miss. 6 6 .500 Houston 5 7 .417 UCF 5 7 .417 SMU 5 7 .417 East Carolina 3 9 .250 Tulane 2 11 .154 Rice 1 11 .083

All W 20 20 21 20 19 16 13 13 12 9 7 8

Games L PCT 5 .800 7 .741 5 .808 7 .741 8 .704 10 .615 13 .500 13 .500 14 .462 17 .346 19 .269 18 .308

——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games UAB at UCF, 7 p.m. SMU at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Marshall at Rice, 8 p.m. UTEP at Southern Miss., 8 p.m.

Pts 793 780 585 550 547 532 527 493 456 449 442 417 383 369 354 328 313 311 268 266 251 246

Money $1,727,450 $1,731,000 $1,105,660 $1,400,000 $1,215,000 $923,850 $1,018,842 $961,076 $861,640 $953,635 $937,521 $722,426 $1,010,000 $639,476 $724,940 $742,333 $585,246 $559,953 $539,738 $436,436 $659,456 $557,440

23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47.

Steve Marino Michael Sim Charles Howell III Stewart Cink Nick Watney Bubba Watson Paul Goydos John Rollins Sean O’Hair Camilo Villegas K.J. Choi Kevin Na J.P. Hayes Ryan Moore Martin Laird Michael Allen D.J. Trahan Y.E. Yang Tom Gillis Chad Collins Ricky Barnes Mike Weir Stephen Ames Pat Perez Brian Stuard

GOLF 12:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions, first round, at Singapore (same-day tape) 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, first round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Iowa at Northwestern ESPN2 — Tulsa at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN — Arizona at California ESPN2 — South Carolina at Kentucky 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Santa Clara at Gonzaga FSN — Oregon St. at UCLA NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. TNT — Cleveland at Boston 10:30 p.m. TNT — Denver at Golden State OLYMPICS Noon-3 p.m. USA — Women’s curling: semifinal, at Vancouver, British Columbia

By The Associated Press At Vancouver, Canada Wednesday, Feb. 24 2 of 6 medal events 61 of 90 total medal events Nation G S United States 7 9 Germany 7 10 Norway 6 6 Russia 3 4 Canada 6 4 South Korea 5 4 Austria 4 3 France 2 3 Switzerland 6 0 Sweden 4 2 Netherlands 3 1 China 3 1 Czech Republic 2 0 Poland 0 3 Italy 0 1 Slovakia 1 1 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

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

Tot 26 24 18 13 12 10 10 10 8 8 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

Men’s Olympic Hockey Glance All Times EST By The Associated Press Preliminary Round Group A W L OW OL Pts United States 3 0 0 0 9 Canada 1 1 1 0 5 Switzerland 0 1 1 1 3 Norway 0 2 0 1 1 Group B W L OW OL Pts Russia 2 0 0 1 7 Czech Republic 2 1 0 0 6 Slovakia 1 1 1 0 5 Latvia 0 3 0 0 0 Group C W L OW OL Pts Sweden 3 0 0 0 9 Finland 2 1 0 0 6 Belarus 1 2 0 0 3 Germany 0 3 0 0 0 Tuesday, Feb. 16 At Canada Hockey Place United States 3, Switzerland 1 Canada 8, Norway 0 Russia 8, Latvia 2 Wednesday, Feb. 17 At Canada Hockey Place Finland 5, Belarus 1 Sweden 2, Germany 0 Czech Republic 3, Slovakia 1 Thursday, Feb. 18 At Canada Hockey Place United States 6, Norway 1 Canada 3, Switzerland 2, SO Slovakia 2, Russia 1, SO Friday, Feb. 19 At Canada Hockey Place Sweden 4, Belarus 2 Czech Republic 5, Latvia 2 Finland 5, Germany 0 Saturday, Feb. 20 At Canada Hockey Place Switzerland 5, Norway 4, OT Slovakia 6, Latvia 0 Belarus 5, Germany 3 Sunday, Feb. 21 At Canada Hockey Place Russia 4, Czech Republic 2 United States 5, Canada 3 Sweden 3, Finland 0

GF 14 14 8 5

GA 5 7 10 19

GF 13 10 9 4

GA 6 7 4 19

GF 9 10 8 3

GA 2 4 12 12

244 237 235 234 231 231 228 227 201 200 200 199 188 180 178 178 176 175 175 174 171 164 164 163 162

$534,272 $451,233 $406,890 $503,921 $418,469 $388,293 $483,800 $395,690 $432,360 $600,000 $261,430 $368,785 $388,437 $380,173 $351,299 $267,038 $321,855 $302,360 $269,321 $346,676 $274,722 $289,539 $244,533 $237,205 $352,236

2-4:30 p.m. MSNBC — Women’s ice hockey: Bronze Medal game, teams TBA, at Vancouver, British Columbia 3-5 p.m. NBC — Women’s cross country: 4x5km relay Gold Medal final, at Vancouver, British Columbia (same-day tape) 5-8 p.m. CNBC — Men’s curling: semifinal, at Vancouver, British Columbia 6-9 p.m. MSNBC — Women’s ice hockey: Gold Medal final, teams TBA, at Vancouver, British Columbia 8 p.m.-12 Mid. NBC — LIVE: ladies figure skating: Gold Medal final; men’s freestyle skiing: aerials Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: Nordic combined individual Gold Medal finals: K-125 jumping and 10km cross country, at Vancouver, British Columbia 12:35-2 a.m NBC — Award Ceremonies, at Vancouver, British Columbia (delayed tape) 3-6 a.m. MSNBC — Women’s curling: semifinal, at Vancouver, British Columbia (delayed tape) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FSN — Iowa St. at Kansas 9 p.m. FSN — Stanford at Arizona St.

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First Period—No scoring. Penalties—Ryan Callahan, United States (Hooking), 6:25. Second Period—No scoring. Penalties— Ryan Malone, United States (Roughing), 2:41; Raffaele Sannitz, Switzerland (Interference), 6:04; Hnat Domenichelli, Switzerland (tripping), 11:19; Hnat Domenichelli, Switzerland (Hooking), 13:36. Third Period—1, United States, Zach Parise (Brian Rafalski, Paul Stastny), 2:08 (pp). 2, United States, Zach Parise (unassisted), 19:48 (en). Penalties—Philippe Furrer, Switzerland (tripping), 1:56; Ryan Kesler, United States (High Sticking), 4:07. Shots on Goal—United States 18-1412—44. Switzerland 4-4-11—19. Goalies—United States, Ryan Miller. Switzerland, Jonas Hiller. Switzerland, Jonas Hiller, 59:48. Referee—Paul Devorski, Canada; Peter Orszag, Slovakia. Linesmen—Shane Heyer, United States; Felix Winnekens, Germany.

Thursday’s Olympic Schedule By The Associated Press All Times EST Subject to change Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside Women’s Giant Slalom Second Run, 12:30 p.m. Cross-Country Skiing At Whistler Olympic Park Women’s 4X5Km Relay Classic/Free, 2 p.m. Curling At Vancouver Olympic Centre Women Sweden vs. China, Noon Canada vs. Switzerland, Noon Men Semifinals Norway vs. Switzerland, 5 p.m. Canada vs. Sweden-Britain winner, 5 p.m. Figure Skating At Pacific Coliseum Women’s free program, 8 p.m. Freestyle Skiing At Cypress Mountain Men’s Aerials, Final-Jump 1, 9 p.m. Men’s Aerials, Final-Jump 2, 9:28 p.m. Ice Hockey Women At Canada Hockey Place Bronze Medal Sweden vs. Finland, 2 p.m. Gold Medal United States vs. Canada, 6:30 p.m. Nordic Combined At Whistler Olympic Park Individual jump (large hill), 1 p.m. Individual 10Km, 4 p.m.

BASKETBALL

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.

NCAA Boxscore FLORIDA ST. 77, NORTH CAROLINA 67 FLORIDA ST. (20-7)  Singleton 7-14 2-2 19, Reid 1-4 1-2 3, Alabi 2-2 2-4 6, Snaer 4-8 2-2 11, Kitchen 3-8 5-6 13, Gibson 3-5 0-1 6, Loucks 0-1 0-1 0, Dulkys 6-13 0-0 17, Shannon 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 27-57 12-18 77. NORTH CAROLINA (14-14)  Graves 6-13 4-4 21, Henson 4-7 4-6 12, Thompson 3-6 1-2 7, Ginyard 3-7 1-2 7, Drew II 2-8 2-5 6, Zeller 2-5 1-3 5, Strickland 0-1 2-2 2, McDonald 1-3 4-4 7, Watts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-50 19-28 67. Halftime—Florida St. 48-33. 3-Point Goals—Florida St. 11-24 (Dulkys 5-11, Singleton 3-6, Kitchen 2-3, Snaer 1-2, Loucks 0-1, Gibson 0-1), North Carolina 6-17 (Graves 5-12, McDonald 1-1, Ginyard 0-1, Drew II 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Florida St. 36 (Reid 10), North Carolina 31 (Ginyard 10). Assists—Florida St. 20 (Kitchen, Reid 6), North Carolina 13 (Drew II 8). Total Fouls—Florida St. 20, North Carolina 14. A—15,779.

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings

Playoff Round Tuesday, Feb. 23 Classification At Canada Hockey Place Switzerland 3, Belarus 2, SO Canada 8, Germany 2 Slovakia 4, Norway 3 At UBC Thunderbird Arena Czech Republic 3, Latvia 2, OT Wednesday, Feb. 24 Quarterfinals At Canada Hockey Place United States 2, Switzerland 0 Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid. At UBC Thunderbird Arena Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 At Canada Hockey Place Semifinals United States vs. Finland-Czech Republic winner, 3 p.m. Russia-Canada winner vs. Sweden-Slovakia winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 At Canada Hockey Place Bronze Medal, 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 At Canada Hockey Place Gold Medal, 3:15 p.m.

United States Switzerland

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place 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 —

AUTO RACING

United States 2, Switzerland 0

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Winter Olympic Medals Table

Olympic Hockey Boxscore

FedEx Cup Leaders By The Associated Press Through Feb. 21 Rank Name 1. Dustin Johnson 2. Steve Stricker 3. Ben Crane 4. Ian Poulter 5. Geoff Ogilvy 6. Bill Haas 7. Ryan Palmer 8. Matt Kuchar 9. Robert Allenby 10. J.B. Holmes 11. Luke Donald 12. Tim Clark 13. Paul Casey 14. Brandt Snedeker 15. Rory Sabbatini 16. Retief Goosen 17. Alex Prugh 18. Marc Leishman 19. Ernie Els 20. Brian Gay 21. Cameron Beckman 22. David Duval

The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press Feb. 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American, Las Vegas March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500, Hampton, Ga. March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. March 28 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. April 18 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By CocaCola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Pepsi Max 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race ——— 2010 Driver Standings 1. Kevin Harvick, 331 2. Clint Bowyer, 312 3. Greg Biffle, 304 4. Jamie McMurray, 302 5. Jeff Burton, 300 6. Mark Martin, 297 7. Matt Kenseth, 288 8. David Reutimann, 273 9. Joey Logano, 263 10. Carl Edwards, 262 11. Kurt Busch, 254 12. Jimmie Johnson, 253 13. Kyle Busch, 252 14. Brian Vickers, 250 15. Scott Speed, 246 16. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 242 17. Tony Stewart, 235 18. Paul Menard, 233 19. David Ragan, 214 20. Martin Truex Jr., 201

2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, standings By The Associated Press Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas March 20 — Scotts Turf Builder 300, Bristol, Tenn. April 3 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 9 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Richmond 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET Auto Service 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. June 19 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 26 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Dollar General 300 Powered By Coca-Cola, Joliet, Ill. July 17 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, Madison, Ill. July 24 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis July 31 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 7 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 14 — Carfax 250, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 20 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 29 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal

Sep. 4 — Atlanta 300, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va. Sep. 25 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. Oct. 2 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 9 — Camping World 300, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 15 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Gateway 250, Madison, Ill. Nov. 6 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Arizona 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla. ——— 2010 Driver Standings 1. Carl Edwards, 335 2. Joey Logano, 311 3. Kyle Busch, 304 4. Justin Allgaier, 303 5. Brad Keselowski, 299 6. Brian Vickers, 297 7. Steve Wallace, 289 8. James Buescher, 271 9. Greg Biffle, 265 10. Paul Menard, 256 11. Brian Scott, 240 12. Michael Annett, 239 13. Scott Riggs, 233 14. Kevin Harvick, 219 15. Mike Wallace, 216 16. Tony Raines, 214 17. Tony Stewart, 195 18. Brian Keselowski, 191 (tie) Kenny Wallace, 191 (tie) Michael McDowell, 191

GOLF PGA Tour Statistics

By The Associated Press Through Feb. 21 Scoring Average 1, Robert Allenby, 68.64. 2, Steve Stricker, 68.76. 3, Ernie Els, 68.81. 4, J.B. Holmes, 68.89. 5, Tim Clark, 69.26. 6, Michael Allen, 69.31. 7, Alex Prugh , 69.51. 8, Dustin Johnson, 69.56. 9, Kevin Stadler, 69.57. 10, Joe Durant, 69.59. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 307.9. 2, Dustin Johnson, 299.8. 3, Graham DeLaet, 295.9. 4, Angel Cabrera, 294.8. 5, Phil Mickelson, 293.8. 6, Jason Day, 292.5. 7 (tie), Chris Baryla and Derek Lamely, 292.4. 9, Davis Love III, 292.2. 10, Alex Prugh, 291.9. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Chris DiMarco, 83.49%. 2, Joe Durant, 82.35%. 3, Paul Goydos, 76.81%. 4, Heath Slocum, 76.50%. 5, Tim Clark, 76.17%. 6, Brian Gay, 76.15%. 7, Jay Williamson, 75.90%. 8, Steve Elkington, 75.61%. 9 (tie), Mark Brooks and Billy Mayfair, 75.00%. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Ben Crane, 81.67%. 2, Paul Casey, 79.17%. 3, Heath Slocum, 79.06%. 4, Chris DiMarco, 78.47%. 5, Stephen Ames, 78.21%. 6, Lucas Glover, 77.22%. 7, Zach Johnson, 77.08%. 8, Stewart Cink, 76.85%. 9, Joe Durant, 76.67%. 10, Martin Laird, 75.44%. Total Driving 1, Bo Van Pelt, 84. 2, Chris Baryla, 85. 3 (tie), Steve Stricker, Ryan Moore and Alex Prugh, 86. 6 (tie), Justin Rose and Zach Johnson, 89. 8, Blake Adams, 97. 9, Matt Every, 98. 10, Three Tied With 102. Putting Average 1, Brandt Snedeker, 1.660. 2 (tie), Brian Gay and Tim Clark, 1.664. 4, J.P. Hayes, 1.676. 5, Zach Johnson, 1.685. 6, Michael Sim, 1.687. 7 (tie), Steve Elkington and Joe Ogilvie, 1.689. 9, Kevin Na, 1.694. 10, Chris Couch, 1.695. Birdie Average 1, Paul Casey, 5.25. 2, Zach Johnson, 5.13. 3, Steve Stricker, 5.08. 4, Ryan Palmer, 4.93. 5, Dustin Johnson, 4.78. 6, Brandt Snedeker, 4.76. 7, Tim Clark, 4.71. 8 (tie), Joe Durant and J.B. Holmes, 4.67. 10, Two Tied With 4.65. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Paul Casey, 36.0. 2, Lucas Glover, 45.0. 3, Harrison Frazar, 48.0. 4 (tie), Vijay Singh and Matt Bettencourt, 60.0. 6 (tie), Joe Ogilvie and Dustin Johnson , 64.8. 8 (tie), Sean O’Hair and Billy Horschel, 66.0. 10 Two Tied With 67.5. Sand Save Percentage 1, Luke Donald, 90.48%. 2, Mike Weir, 87.50%. 3, Mark Wilson, 81.25%. 4 (tie), Corey Pavin and Vaughn Taylor, 78.57%. 6 (tie), Steve Elkington and Robert Allenby, 75.00%. 8, Shigeki Maruyama, 72.73%. 9, Nathan Green, 72.00%. 10, J.B. Holmes, 71.43%. All-Around Ranking 1, Steve Elkington, 276. 2, Steve Stricker, 293. 3, Alex Prugh, 307. 4, Kevin Sutherland, 316. 5, Matt Kuchar, 330. 6, Joe Durant, 346. 7, Tom Gillis, 349. 8, Dustin Johnson, 373. 9, J.B. Holmes, 375. 10, Robert Allenby, 384. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Steve Stricker, (4), $1,731,000. 2, Dustin Johnson, (6), $1,727,450. 3, Ian Poulter, (1), $1,400,000. 4, Geoff Ogilvy, (2), $1,215,000. 5, Ben Crane, (4), $1,105,660. 6, Ryan Palmer, (4), $1,018,842. 7, Paul Casey, (2), $1,010,000. 8, Matt Kuchar, (6), $96 1,076. 9, J.B. Holmes, (3), $953,635. 10, Luke Donald, (5), $937,521.

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with INF Russell Branyan on a one-year contract. Assigned UT Chris Gimenez outright to Columbus (IL). Purchased the contract of RHP Anthony Reyes from Columbus. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named Jim Beattie, Ed Lynch and Bob Hamelin professional scouts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Acosta, RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Jeff Lyman, RHP James Parr, RHP Todd Redman, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP Jonny Venters, C Clint Sammons and OF Gregor Blanco on one-year contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with LHP Fernando Abad, RHP Wilton Lopez and RHP Henry Villar on one-year contracts. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with C Rod Barajas on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Livan Hernandez on a minor league contract. American Association FORT WORTH CATS—Signed C Kelley Gulledge and OF Brian Fryer. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed 1B Kent Sakamoto. WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed INF Clint Toomey. Acquired RHP Greg Johnson from River City (Frontier) for a player to be named. Northern League GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Traded RHP Nick Singleton to Grand Prairie (AA) for RHP Mike Bille, RHP Jamie Baker and cash. ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS—Agreed to terms with OF Brad McDavid. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Agreed to terms with RHP Joey Norrito. BASKETBALL WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Signed G Mike Harris to a 10-day contract. NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS—Acquired G-F Sean Barnette. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Named Kyle Caskey offensive quality control coach and Jeff Friday assistant strength and conditioning coach. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Re-signed WR David Patten. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Recalled G Peter Mannino from Chicago (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed G Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract. NEW YORK RANGERS—Recalled G Chad Johnson from Hartford (AHL). Assigned G Steve Valiquette to Hartford. PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled G Joel Gistedt from Las Vegas (ECHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Reassigned F Anthony Peluso from Peoria (AHL) to Alaska (ECHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled G Jaroslav Janus from Norfolk (AHL). Named Jim Johnson assistant coach. American Hockey League MANITOBA MOOSE—Recalled RW Matt Pope from Bakersfield (ECHL).


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The Sanford Herald / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / 5B

Panthers facing labor uncertainty

Emotional LT bids farewell to San Diego

By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Even though the Carolina Panthers decided against giving Julius Peppers a giant one-year contract, the team will have plenty of people left over next season working in the last year of their deals. From general manager Marty Hurney to coach John Fox and all his assistants to perhaps the starting quarterback, running back, tight end, a key linebacker, cornerback and numerous other players, you might as well call the Panthers the shorttimers. No security here. Blame it on the uncertain labor climate and owner Jerry Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading role in the potential showdown with the players after the 2010 season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are uncertain times, so it does make it a little bit more complicated to put all of the pieces together as far as the future goes,â&#x20AC;? Hurney said when announcing this week the team wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use the franchise tag to retain Peppers, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-time Pro Bowl defensive end. With Peppers out after 81 sacks in eight years, the Panthers face a hole on the defensive line. But that is just one of several issues. Hurney and Fox were in Indianapolis on Wednesday for the scouting combine working with no long-term security either. Hurney has a year left on his deal, while Richardson denied Fox a contract extension past 2010 after Carolina went 8-8 last season. After being peppered with questions after the season finale about being a potential lame-duck coach, Fox canceled his end-of-season news conference the next day and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answered questions since. He was absent from the podium Tuesday when Hurney announced $20.1 million for one season was too much to pay for Peppers, Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first draft pick in Carolina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know John probably as well as

POWAY, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An emotional LaDainian Tomlinson says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sad to be leaving the San Diego Chargers but is excited for the future. The star running back says he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t given a reason why the Chargers released him on Monday after nine mostly brilliant seasons in which he became one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Speaking at a news conference in the ballroom at a suburban golf course, Tomlinson choked up after thanking his wife, LaTorsha, who was sitting to his right. The 30-year-old Tomlinson says he hopes to play three or four more seasons as he continues to pursue a Super Bowl championship.

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In this Jan. 13, 2008, file photo, Indianapolis Coltsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ed Johnson gestures during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers in Indianapolis. The Carolina Panthers signed Johnson to a one-year deal on Wednesday, Feb. 17. anybody and I know our assistants and I know that will have no effect on how we perform this season,â&#x20AC;? Hurney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have people with a lot of pride, and every one of them is a competitor up there. There is a business aspect to this game that we all deal with, but the bottom line is it will not affect any performance.â&#x20AC;? Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision could be due to his desire not to pay a coach big money if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a work stoppage in 2011. The threat of a lockout has meant a snailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace in contract negotiations. Linebacker Thomas Davis, cornerback Richard Marshall and tight end Jeff King are among the hard-luck players with less

than six years of NFL service who will be restricted free agents if, as expected, there is no salary cap next season. Under the salary cap rules, they wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been unrestricted free agents. That means the Panthers can almost certainly keep them with oneyear tenders for far less than theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get on the open market. The Panthers could give Davis, who many felt was having a Pro Bowl season until he suffered a seasonending knee injury last season, a oneyear, $3.3 million tender. Any team wanting to sign Davis would then have to surrender first- and thirdround draft picks to Carolina.

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NFL declines to punish Cable ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The NFL says it will not discipline Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable after looking into allegations of domestic violence and his altercation with an assistant coach. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday the league looked into Cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conduct and determined no punishment was warranted. Cable was accused of breaking assistant coach Randy Hansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jaw and teeth in a training camp fight. The Napa County district attorney did not file charges so Aiello says the league saw no grounds to punish Cable.

Cowboys, Bengals to play Hall of Fame exhibition NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Dallas Cowboys will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 Hall of Fame exhibition game, one day after Cowboys star Emmitt Smith and longtime Bengals coach Dick LeBeau are inducted. The game will be played on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio, marking the beginning of the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preseason schedule.


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6B / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Back to the ice for the Hurricanes

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the latest sign of how starcrossed the Carolina Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season has been: Just when they finally got things rolling, they had to stop for a couple of weeks. Winners of five straight for the first time this season, the Hurricanes returned to the ice on Wednesday, roughly 1 1/2 weeks after play stopped for the Winter Olympics and are looking to pick up where they left off once the games begin again next week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our focus coming out of the Olympic break hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to kill the team or to have a mini-training camp,â&#x20AC;? coach Paul Maurice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to look at the break as a real good thing for their bodies and mentally, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come back and try to

get as quick and as fast as we can.â&#x20AC;? Several key faces werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around, for good reason. Among the players still with their Olympic teams were defenseman Tim Gleason (U.S.), forward Eric Staal (Canada) and forward Tuomo Ruutu and defenseman Joni Pitkanen (Finland). â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they come back, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give them a few days â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not too many,â&#x20AC;? Maurice said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the luxury (of the break). Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just try to build back from the last games.â&#x20AC;? Good idea. The Hurricanes were playing their best hockey of the season, reeling off five straight wins before the break and escaping the Eastern Conference cellar. At the very least, that kept

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Southern Lee (17-8) has reached the playoffs in each of the five seasons the program has been in existence. Led by a nucleus of four-year starters Akeem Richmond, currently starring as a freshman at Rhode Island, and Chad Taylor, now the starting point guard at St. Andrews, the Cavaliers have made the sectional finals their home, advancing to the regional semifinals in 2007.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goalie was great and we did a good job of sticking with it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were pretty confident and said just keep putting pucks at him.â&#x20AC;? Ryan Miller made 19

them mathematically eligible for a playoff spot. When play was halted, Carolina was in 14th place in the East with 55 points â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but only nine points separated them from No. 8 Montreal with 21 games remaining. So, obviously, the stakes change quickly next week for the Olympians, who will go from playing for medals to playing for a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a quick turn, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of emotions,â&#x20AC;? said forward Sergei Samsonov, who went through it in 2002 after skating for Russia in the Salt Lake City Games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun turn, I think, as a player looking forward to it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a short turnaround (that) you almost donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to appreciate it.â&#x20AC;?

But with those stars gone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they fell to Dudley in the second round last season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Cavaliers have moved on in impressive fashion, capturing the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth straight Cape Fear Valley Conference regular season championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This team has 13 guys that I fully believe in,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they all believe in each other as well. On any given night, any player is capable of stepping up and making big plays when we need them to.â&#x20AC;? Josh Mellette was the other

saves to backstop the victory and move the Americans within two wins of its first menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey gold medal in 30 years. For a while, though, there was a chance their stirring 5-3 win over Canada on Sunday might go for naught. U.S. general manager Brian Burke said

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high-scorer for the Cavaliers, finishing with 12 points and 13 rebounds. He also blocked eight shots, including three straight in the third quarter. Senior A.J. Jackson had nine points and six rebounds and Robert Richard finished with eight points and six boards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Josh is going to give it all heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got every single night,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ace is always going to play hard for us. I think Robert played one of the best games heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played all season. He was one of the major players on the floor tonight.â&#x20AC;?

he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy with his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play through the preliminary round, and cautioned that the Americans had to improve quickly if they hoped to make a run. He was right. Only the challenge came from the lightly regarded Swiss and not from tournament

The Cavaliers limited the Eagles to just 20 points in the second half. Eastern Alamance was led by 18 points from Dylan Guye, Jordan Mann added nine and Keegan Wetzell had seven points and six rebounds in the loss. The Cavaliers will now await the winner of Wednesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game between Northeast Guilford and Cardinal Gibbons in the sectional final on Friday. A win by Northeast Guilford would give the Cavaliers another home game in the state tournament. Details from the Northeast Guilford-

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assists in the opening three games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always nice to get rewarded. I just kept wanting to keep shooting.â&#x20AC;? In front of a full crowd that traded chants for each team, Hiller gave the Swiss a chance to pull off the upset by making 42 saves. He had stymied Parise several times earlier, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep the New Jersey Devils star down all the way. Parise, the top-line forward who struck posts with two other shots, got a stick on Rafalskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot and bounced it off the mask and arm of Hiller before the puck sneaked past his pad and inside the left post 2:08 into the third. The goal

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The Sanford Herald / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / 5B

The hisTory of Bread

Making your own white bread is simple. Follow the directions below to make your own bread! You must use an oven to make the bread, so ask an adult for permission and help with this recipe!

You will need: 1 pound white bread flour, 1 1/4 cup water, 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/4 teaspoon yeast, 2 teaspoons sugar, oil, extra flour for sticky hands Step One: Place all the ingredients, except the water and extra flour into a large bowl and mix it. Step Two: After the mixture of dry ingredients is well mixed, slowly add the water as you continue to stir it. It may be easiest to use your hands to continue mixing as you add the water. Mix it for an additional 5 minutes after all water is added. Step Three: Now it is time to knead the dough! This is the process of folding the dough over and over again, which creates lots of invisible pockets that capture air. When the yeast rises, these pockets help the dough become leavened. Place some of your extra flour on a clean counter or cutting board and add some flour to your hands as well. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Step Four: Divide the dough into two separate pieces and place them on an oiled baking sheet. If you have a bread tin or another shaped pan you would like to use, you can use it. Just be sure to oil it! Step Five: Now you will need to place the dough with a wet tea towel or paper towel over the pan in a dark, dry place (like the microwave, just be sure not to turn it on with the pan inside it), for 2 hours. This allows the dough time to rise and lets the yeast do its job! Step Six: After the dough has rised, you will place it in an oven that is preheated to 450 degreed for 30 to 40 minutes. It all depends on the oven, so check the bread after about 30 minutes. When the top is golden brown it is cooked! Allow it to cool some before eating.

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8B / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DEAR ABBY

BRIDGE HAND

Widower’s new confidante is resented by daughter and son

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: Make this a year to remember. Travel for business or pleasure should be considered, along with expanding your circle of friends and taking on some interesting new hobby or activity. There is plenty you can do to raise your earning potential. Invest in yourself and your skills. You will make progress regardless but, with effort, you can do even better. Your numbers are 9, 11, 17, 22, 25, 34, 48 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do what you can to fix up your domestic environment. A change of plans may come about suddenly; try not to let whatever happens stop you from enjoying time spent with family, friends or your lover. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep busy, especially when you are around home and dealing with family or friends. Tempers will mount if you are too aggressive or stubborn. Focus on what you can do for those less fortunate. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A sincere offering of the way you feel and what you intend to do will enable you to turn a problem you face into a positive experience. Don’t let anyone take advantage of your kindness, generosity or your skills. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can make some serious changes that will alter your life forever. An unusual opportunity must not be passed by because of fears. A partnership you are involved in will take an upward swing if you are willing to try something new. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will inspire others to support your efforts. Money, adventure and travel can all bring about new friendships and the possibility of financial gains. A love relationship will grow if you are attentive. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you have to offer will lead to all sorts

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of benefits -- personally, emotionally and financially. Opportunities to get involved with people you respect are apparent and will aid you in reaching some of your long-time goals. Love is up for grabs. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expect to be deluged with all sorts of changes where work, friendships and your lifestyle are concerned. You cannot skip a beat or you will miss out on an unusual and gratifying experience. SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): You’ll be torn between the good and the bad. Don’t let the bad overrule what you do. Getting angry will defeat the purpose and cause you to miss out on an interesting opportunity that can change your life. Focus on the pluses. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You may have to pull up stakes and make a move if you want to stay on top of your finances. Don’t expect friends or family to help you out or you will be disappointed. Make decisions based on facts, figures and what will serve you best. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Look at the people you have associated with in the past before you decide to make a change. Partnering with someone you know you can trust will make your job much easier. An old friend will help you make a good choice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Take advantage of a job offer. You will have a gut feeling that will enable you to make a good choice regarding a financially beneficial partnership or move. Your ability to excel will push you to greater heights. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your instincts are good and your ability to attract attention will drum up personal and professional interest. Enjoy the time you spend with friends, colleagues and your lover. Each will offer you good suggestions.

DEAR ABBY: My mother recently passed away. She and Dad were married 52 happy years. Over the years, Mom received a few Christmas cards from “Linda,” my brother’s girlfriend 30 years ago. Dad found Linda’s address and let her know about Mom’s passing. Now he says he and Linda have become good friends. Dad says they’re “only friends” and Linda is someone he can talk to. We are very upset about whatever relationship they have. My brother and I and our children want to be the ones to comfort Dad and be comforted by him. It has been only two months since Mom’s death. He talks to Linda about everything. They have even discussed the details of Mom’s grave marker. Linda says Dad is the father she never had. (Her father is still living.) I confronted Dad about it, and we had a huge argument. Are we wrong and insensitive for disapproving of his closeness with this woman? — FALLING APART IN TEXAS DEAR FALLING APART: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. You and your brother and children may want to be the ones to comfort your father (and be comforted by him), but what he may feel he needs right now is someone he can talk to who is not emotionally involved and doesn’t need comforting. You didn’t do anything wrong,

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

but please remember that you are all grieving right now, and when people are grieving, their emotions are raw. This situation will work itself out in time, but until it does, please remember that your father can talk to whomever he pleases. o DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 13 years and have two children, 7 and 9. About a year ago, my 41-year-old husband befriended an 11-year-old neighbor girl, “Lacey.” Lacey is charming, friendly and plays with my children. I like her and her family, but I’m bothered that she and my husband have a relationship that seems questionable to me and his friends. Lacey texts him daily, to which he quickly responds. They have conversations in our drive-

way, and they text each other constantly at neighborhood socials even though they’re in the same room. I have told my husband I am concerned and that it may be an unhealthy relationship, but he becomes angry and insulted and says it’s an innocent friendship. Others have also voiced their concerns to him because they see the same things I do. On the other hand, her parents think the friendship is innocent. Abby, am I overreacting? Should I view it as an innocent friendship, or could there really be a problem? — WORRIED WIFE DOWN SOUTH DEAR WORRIED: I don’t think you’re overreacting in light of the fact that other adults are picking up on the “vibes” and making comments. I find it of concern that Lacey doesn’t have playmates her own age. It appears she has a crush on your husband, and he finds it flattering and is encouraging her. While the conversations in the driveway may be completely innocent, the idea that they are texting each other makes me uncomfortable. My advice is to have a frank talk with Lacey’s mother and express your concerns, because while what’s going on may be innocent, it is not appropriate. The older male figure in her life should be her father.

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Cops: Thieves overheard after mistakenly dialing 911

Driver with gas hose dangling from truck arrested

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say two Florida teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen’s cell phone accidentally called 911 during the heist. Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and a 13-year-old are charged with burglary to a conveyance. Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says dispatchers listened as the pair discussed what was worth taking while rummaging though a vehicle parked near a Daytona Beach nightclub early Sunday.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Police arrested a South Bend man for drunken driving after other motorists reported their vehicles were struck by a hose from a gasoline pump dangling from the fuel tank of the man’s truck. St. Joseph County Police say the 46year-old man failed several sobriety tests after he was stopped Monday night on state Route 2 just west of South Bend. He was taken to the county jail, where his blood-alcohol level tested 0.13, higher than Indiana’s legal limit of 0.08. An employee at a Speedway station said the man had purchased gas at the store with a credit card, then drove off with the hose still attached to the truck. Police returned the hose and nozzle to the gas station, but had no estimate of damage to the pump.

Pa. county at odds with toilet-clogging inmates UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern county prison board says a permanent solution to toilet-clogging inmates at the county jail could cost up to $200,000. The Fayette County commissioners, who head the prison board, say inmates clog the county jail’s outmoded sewer lines by flushing sheets, pants and other items — even light bulbs — down the toilets in their cells. A county engineer estimates it could cost $50,000 to $200,000 to install equipment that could grind up or screen out such obstructions. For now, such items must be removed by hand. That’s complicated by the fact that the prison was built in 1886 and has outmoded four-inch sewer lines. The jail is expecting a $1,200 bill to fix clogs inmates caused by flushing debris on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Bikini barista charged with public exposure TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County prosecutors filed a charge of unlawful public exposure against a 19-year-old barista accused of wearing only a thong bottom and X-shaped pasties on her nipples. Prosecutors filed the misdemeanor charge Tuesday against the woman who worked at the Bikini Bottoms espresso stand in Puyallup. A passer-by had complained last October about seeing the woman topless. When a sheriff’s deputy went to investigate the woman went to the back of the stand, took off the pasties and put on a bikini top.

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Only Christ can open heaven’s door Q: I’ll be 89 on my next birthday, and I know I don’t have much longer to live. How can I know that I’ll go to heaven? I’ve always tried to be a good person, but maybe I haven’t been good enough. -- Mrs. V.McF. A: My answer may surprise you -- but no, you haven’t been good enough to go to heaven, and neither have I. The reason is simple: God’s standard is perfection -- and none of us is perfect. The Bible puts it this way: “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). In other words, God doesn’t take our good deeds and our bad deeds and weigh them on a scale, testing to see if we have more good deeds than bad deeds. God is absolutely pure and holy, and even one sin -- just one -- would be enough to keep us from His presence. This is why we can’t depend on our own goodness to win us a place in heaven -- because we’ll never be good enough. Does this mean no one can go to heaven? That would be true -- if we had to depend on ourselves and our goodness. But God loves us, and He has opened up another way for us -- and that way is Christ. He was without sin -- but on the cross all our sins were transferred to Him, and He took upon Himself the judgment we deserve. Because of Him, we can be forgiven! Don’t let another day go by without Christ, but by faith turn to Him and trust Him alone for your salvation. The Bible’s promise is for you: “In him (Christ) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).


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Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michael K. Garner and Michelle L. Garner, husband and wife (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Michael K. Garner) to CTC Real Estate Services, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of May, 2002, and recorded in Book 788, Page 868, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note

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evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00pm on March 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake at the Southeastern intersection of Thomas Street (State Road No. 1542) and an unnamed street; and running thence with the Eastern line of said unnamed street South 19 degrees West 200 feet to a stake; thence South 67 degrees 43 minutes East 217 feet to a stake; thence North 19 degrees East 200 feet to a stake in the Southern line of Thomas Street; thence as the Southern line of Thomas Street North 67 degrees 43 minutes West 217 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 1.00 acres more or less, according to map entitled "Survey for Roy W. Garner and wife, Shirley Garner", by Bracken & Associates dated February 13, 1980. Reference to said map is hereby made for a more perfect description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 6326 Bradley Road, Sanford, North Carolina.

may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 11th day of February, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Greenwood, in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate in the City of ____, Greenwood Township, Lee County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows:

sion of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 18th day of February, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 5, as shown on plat entitled, "Lot 5 River Falls", prepared by Michael A. Cain, PLS, recorded in Plat Cabinet 10, Slide 15-D, Lee County Registry. Reference to said map is hereby made for a greater certainty of description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1221 Sheriff Watson Road, Sanford, North Carolina.

OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 18th day of February, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

sponsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 11th day of February, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property

BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1010222 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 06 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Caroline Payne Garner and Husband, Douglas Edmond Garner to Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of April, 2006, and recorded in Book 01026, Page 0930, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute

BEGINNING at an iron nail in the center line of the paved road designated as SR 1177, said point being in the line of the tract of land to Albert R. Sellers by deed recorded in Book 114, Page 384, Lee County Registry, and running thence as the center lne of SR 1177, South 46degrees 54 minutes 38 seconds West 913.89 feet to an iron nail in the center line of said highway; thence North 51 degrees 18 minutes 20 seconds West 1377.73 feet to an iron stake; thence North 6 degrees 44 minutes 35 seconds East 282.19 feet to an iron stake in the line of Albert R. Sellers; thence as sellers' line South 73 degrees 10 minutes 45 seconds East 1786.26 feet to the point of beginning, containing 20 acres, more or less and being a portion of the land described in a survey and map by Thomas J. Matthews, RLS, dated October 21, 1961, entitled "Survey for Heirs of EC Roberts, located in Greenwood Township, Lee County, North Carolina", acquired by Ronnie L. Roberts and wife, Peggy S. Roberts, by deed recorded in Book 349, Page 304, BY: Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located Attorney at thereon; said properLaw ty being located at The Law 1140 & 1202 Sanders Firm of Hutchens, Road, Sanford, North Senter & Britton, P.A. Carolina. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 141.137158 ty, that person must pay the tax of FortyNOTICE OF FOREFive Cents ($0.45) per CLOSURE SALE One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by 09 SP 266 NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The properUnder and ty to be offered pur- by virtue of the powsuant to this notice of er of sale contained sale is being offered in for sale, transfer and a certain Deed of conveyance “AS IS, Trust made by WilWHERE IS.” Neither liam Harris by the Trustee nor the Adriane Harris, his holder of the note se- Attorney-in-Fact, and cured by the deed of Adriane Harris trust/security agree- (PRESENT RECORD ment, or both, being OWNER(S): Adriane foreclosed, nor the ofL. Harris and Wilficers, directors, at- liam L. Harris, III) to torneys, employees, Rebecca W. Shaia, agents or authorized Trustee(s), dated the representative of ei- 31st day of December, ther the Trustee or 2003, and recorded in the holder of the note Book 895, Page 857, in make any representa- Lee County Registry, tion or warranty reNorth Carolina, delating to the title or fault having been any physical, envi- made in the payment ronmental, health or of the note thereby safety conditions exseisting in, on, at or recured by the said lating to the property Deed of Trust and the being offered for sale, undersigned, Substiand any and all re- tute Trustee Services, sponsibilities or lia- Inc. having been subbilities arising out of stituted as Trustee in or in any way relat- said Deed of Trust by ing to any such condian instrument duly tion expressly are dis- recorded in the Office claimed. Also, this of the Register of property is being sold Deeds of Lee County, subject to all taxes, North Carolina and special assessments, the holder of the note and prior liens or enevidencing said incumbrances of record debtedness having diand any recorded rerected that the Deed leases. Said property of Trust be foreis also being sold subclosed, the underject to applicable Fedsigned Substitute eral and State laws. Trustee will offer for A cash de- sale at the courthouse posit or cashier’s door in the City of check (no personal Sanford, Lee County, checks) of five perNorth Carolina, or cent (5%) of the purthe customary locachase price, or seven tion designated for hundred fifty dollars foreclosure sales, at ($750.00), whichever 2:00 PM on March 11, is greater, will be re2010 and will sell to quired at the time of the highest bidder for the sale. cash the following reAn order for possesal estate situated in

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Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 1018846 ty, that person must NOTICE OF FOREpay the tax of FortyCLOSURE SALE Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars 09 SP 361 ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). Under and The proper- by virtue of the powty to be offered purer of sale contained suant to this notice of in sale is being offered a certain Deed of for sale, transfer and Trust made by Sherconveyance “AS IS, wood W. House to WHERE IS.” Neither Harrington, Gilleland the Trustee nor the & Winstead, holder of the note se- Trustee(s), dated the cured by the deed of 17th day of February, trust/security agree- 2006, and recorded in ment, or both, being Book 01015, Page 0029, foreclosed, nor the of- in Lee County Regisficers, directors, attry, North Carolina, torneys, employees, default having been agents or authorized made in the payment representative of eiof the note thereby ther the Trustee or sethe holder of the note cured by the said make any representa- Deed of Trust and the tion or warranty re- undersigned, Substilating to the title or tute Trustee Services, any physical, envi- Inc. having been subronmental, health or stituted as Trustee in safety conditions ex- said Deed of Trust by isting in, on, at or rean instrument duly lating to the property recorded in the Office being offered for sale, of the Register of and any and all re- Deeds of Lee County, sponsibilities or liaNorth Carolina and bilities arising out of the holder of the note or in any way relatevidencing said ining to any such condi- debtedness having dition expressly are disrected that the Deed claimed. Also, this of Trust be foreproperty is being sold closed, the undersubject to all taxes, signed Substitute special assessments, Trustee will offer for and prior liens or en- sale at the courthouse cumbrances of record door in the City of and any recorded re- Sanford, Lee County, leases. Said property North Carolina, or is also being sold subthe customary locaject to applicable Fedtion designated for eral and State laws. foreclosure sales, at A cash de2:00 PM on March 4, posit or cashier’s 2010 and will sell to check (no personal the highest bidder for checks) of five per- cash the following recent (5%) of the pural estate situated in chase price, or seven the County of Lee, hundred fifty dollars North Carolina, and ($750.00), whichever being more particuis greater, will be re- larly described as folquired at the time of lows: the sale. BEING all of Tract B, An order for possescontaining 1.076 sion of the property acres, more or less, as may be issued pur- shown on map of the suant to G.S. 45-21.29 Mary Lou Layton in favor of the pur- property by Hal T. Sichaser and against ler, PLS, dated the party or parties in 9/17/01, recorded in possession by the Plat Cabinet 9, Slide clerk of superior 81-A, Lee County Regcourt of the county in istry, to which map which the property is reference is hereby sold. made. Together with Any person improvements locatwho occupies the ed thereon; said propproperty pursuant to erty being located at a rental agreement 1614 Cool Springs entered into or re- Road, Sanford, North newed on or after OcCarolina. tober 1, 2007, may after receiving the noTrustee may, in the tice of sale, terminate Trustee's sole discrethe rental agreement tion, delay the sale upon 10 days’ written for up to one hour as notice to the landlord. provided in NCGS Upon termination of §45-21.23. a rental agreement, Should the the tenant is liable property be purfor rent due under chased by a third parthe rental agreement ty, that person must prorated to the effecpay the tax of Fortytive date of the termi- Five Cents ($0.45) per nation. One Hundred Dollars THIS IS A COMMU- ($100.00) required by NICATION FROM A NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). DEBT COLLECTOR. The properTHE PURPOSE OF ty to be offered purTHIS COMMUNICA- suant to this notice of TION IS TO COLsale is being offered LECT A DEBT AND for sale, transfer and ANY INFORMATION conveyance “AS IS, OBTAINED WILL BE WHERE IS.” Neither USED FOR THAT the Trustee nor the PURPOSE, except as holder of the note sestated below in the incured by the deed of stance of bankruptcy trust/security agreeprotection. ment, or both, being IF YOU ARE UNDER foreclosed, nor the ofTHE PROTECTION ficers, directors, atOF THE BANKRUPTtorneys, employees, CY COURT OR HAVE agents or authorized BEEN DISCHARGED representative of eiAS A RESULT OF A ther the Trustee or BANKRUPTCY PRO- the holder of the note CEEDING, THIS NO- make any representaTICE IS GIVEN TO tion or warranty reYOU PURSUANT TO lating to the title or STATUTORY REany physical, enviQUIREMENT AND ronmental, health or FOR INFORMATION- safety conditions exAL PURPOSES AND isting in, on, at or reIS NOT INTENDED lating to the property AS AN ATTEMPT TO being offered for sale, COLLECT A DEBT and any and all re-

BY:

Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1024729

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

09 SP 360

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jonathan Hudson to Jed P. Sonstroem, Trustee(s), dated the 26th day of February, 2003, and recorded in Book 834, Page 922, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County,


The Sanford Herald / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / -

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North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 1, as shown on a plat entitled, "Survey for Steve Williams and wife, Helen Williams, " recorded in Plat Cabinet 8, Slide 37-F, Lee County Registry, together with a 30 foot access easement to Douglas Farm Road (S.R. 1188) as shown on said plat. Reference is hereby made to said plat for greater certainty of description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 515 Douglas Farm Road, Sanford, North Carolina.

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240 Cars - General

420 Help Wanted General

605 Miscellaneous

1979 International School THIS COMMUNICA- 1997 Honda Accord SE Bus- $1200 Or Best Offer. TION IS TO COL- Electric Windows, Sunroof, Auto Tech Needed King Size Bed- $100 Or LECT A DEBT AND Wood Grain, Low Miles. Excellent Pay and Benefits, ANY INFORMATION Very Clean. Asking $4,800 Experience and Tools Req. Best Offer. Call: 919-498(910)988-0055 3030 or 478-4108 OBTAINED WILL BE Weekly and Sign Up USED FOR THAT Bonuses Avail. Located in Automobile Policy: Three PURPOSE, except as different automobile ads per busiest part of state. 615 910-497-0750 household per year at the stated below in the inAppliances 910-497-4304 stance of bankruptcy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, billing will be at the protection. Appliance Repair - all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. Meeting Schedulers needed IF YOU ARE UNDER brands. Free estimate.All for new office. Call Mercedes 300 SD work guaranteed. Call Mr. THE PROTECTION (910)401-3344 Ext. 513 priced at $2500 Paul anytime 258-9165. OF THE BANKRUPT776-2020 , CY COURT OR HAVE Qualified Professional 635 please leave message. BEEN DISCHARGED Full time in Sanford, Computers AS A RESULT OF A Fayetteville, & Littleton 250 BANKRUPTCY PROareas for Private Provider Computer Express Agency Must have BA in Trucks CEEDING, THIS NODell and IBM Pentium 4 the Human Services field TICE IS GIVEN TO Desktop Pcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $125-$160. For Sale: 1999 Nissan w/min 4yrs exp. with YOU PURSUANT TO Includes: Tower, Mouse, Frontier MR/DD population, case STATUTORY REand Keyboard. Upgrades â&#x20AC;˘ Great Running Truck mgmt, CAP & Day Program QUIREMENT AND Available. if interested â&#x20AC;˘ Extended Cab setting. Competetive FOR INFORMATIONcontact our technicians at â&#x20AC;˘ Lowered, Plus other salary & benefits AL PURPOSES AND (919)718-1130 or stop by Customs Mail, email or fax resumes IS NOT INTENDED we are located at 300 â&#x20AC;˘110,000 Miles to: ACTS, Inc. PO BOX AS AN ATTEMPT TO South Gulf Street â&#x20AC;˘ $3,000 1261, Fayetteville NC COLLECT A DEBT Call: 919-498-4818 28302, Attn: 640 OR AS AN ACT TO Please Leave Message Alison McLean; email: COLLECT, ASSESS, Firewood amclean@actsinc.net, or 255 OR RECOVER ALL fax:910-826-3695 Fire Wood OR ANY PORTION Sport Utilities Mixed Hardwoods OF THE DEBT FROM We offer Full Size Pick Up 94 Jeep Wrangler YOU PERSONALLY. â&#x20AC;˘ BOLD print Split & Delivered $85 This 11th Professionally Built for Rock â&#x20AC;˘ ENLARGED 499-1617/353-9607 Climbing, and Mud. day of February, 2010. PRINT SUBSTITUTE Many Extras. Extra Nice. Firewood For Sale delivTRUSTEE SERV- $3,500 OBO. 775-3140 â&#x20AC;˘ Enlarged ered & stacked. Seasoned ICES, INC. CLASSIFIED DEADor green. As low as $50 a Bold Print SUBSTITUTE load. $80 on the outskirts LINE: 2:00 PM for part/all of your ad! TRUSTEE of Sanford. Call David Ask your Classified Sales DAY BEFORE Jones: 919-356-3779 Rep for rates. PUBLICATION. (2:00 Firewood, 16 in. split oak pm Friday for BY: & mixed hardwood, deliv470 Sat/Sun ads). Sanered & stacked truck load. Help Wanted ford Herald, Classi$50 No Checks Please Attorney at Medical/Dental fied Dept., 498-4852 - 258-9360 Law 718-1201 or NEVERS HOME HEALTH The Law 718-1204 Care Agency, Inc Firm of Hutchens, 660 Needs CNA I or II to work Senter & Britton, P.A. 300 Sporting Goods/ in the Sanford area & in APN #: 9558-31-0524-00 Attorneys Businesses/Services Spring Lake. Health & Fitness for Substitute TrustPerson to contact: Ms King Trustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Contact # 910-229-6728 GOT STUFF? 315 Trustee's sole discreby Appt Only. CALL CLASSIFIED! Elderly/In-Home tion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 SANFORD HERALD for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street Pittsboro Office Needs Care CLASSIFIED DEPT., provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North Medical Assistant PT 718-1201 or §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Need Immediately: Looking Tues & Thurs. 9:30am-6pm 718-1204. Ref Req. 919-542-5900 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c for live-in home care giver property be purom to provide light cleaning, 500 665 chased by a third parCase No: 1015859 cooking and monitor two Free Pets Musical/Radio/TV ty, that person must Brick Capital CDC is elderly people. Must have pay the tax of Forty- accepting Landscap- valid drivers license. All expenses paid plus salary. If CLASSIFIED SELLS! Five Cents ($0.45) per 520 ing Bids for their interested call Banetta at â&#x20AC;&#x153;CALL TODAY, One Hundred Dollars properties. You can Free Dogs 512-577-9958 (Cell) SELL TOMORROWâ&#x20AC;? ($100.00) required by pick up your bid Sanford Herald NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). Adorable Free 370 packet at 403 West Classified Dept., The properLab & Husky Mix Makepeace Street, 718-1201 or 718Home Repair ty to be offered purPuppies. Sanford, N.C. 1204 suant to this notice of Olivia Area. L.C Harrell Submission Date: (919)653-8907 sale is being offered March 17th, 2010 4:00 675 Home Improvement for sale, transfer and Decks, Porches, Buildings Pets/Animals p.m. at 403 West Approx. Year Old Male conveyance â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, Remodel/Repair, Electrical Makepeace Street. Hound. Very Friendly! *Pets/Animals Policy: WHERE IS.â&#x20AC;? Neither Interior-Exterior Please Call Kim: 919-499Three different (Pet) ads per EXECUTOR Quality Work the Trustee nor the household per year at the 7006 NOTICE Affordable Prices holder of the note seâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, No job Too Small cured by the deed of billing will be at the Female Yellow Lab-8 Years No Job Too Large â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. trust/security agree- HAVING qualified as Old & 4 Year Old Female Executor of the estate (919)770-3853 ment, or both, being Boxer. Both Free To Good 680 of Wade Arthur foreclosed, nor the ofHome! Call: 258-5026 400 Childress, deceased, Farm Produce ficers, directors, atEmployment Lab-Mixed Puppies late of Lee County, torneys, employees, Fresh Turnip & Mustard 2 Male/3 Female North Carolina, this agents or authorized Greens, Creasy, Collards, Very Gentle is to notify all per420 representative of eiSweet Pot. By the Pound or Call: 776-4856 sons having claims ther the Trustee or Help Wanted Box. Side Meat & Ham against the estate of the holder of the note 600 Hock B&B Market General make any representa- said deceased to pres775-3032 Merchandise ent them to the untion or warranty re*** NOTICE*** dersigned within lating to the title or 695 three months from NEEDED 601 any physical, enviWanted to Buy February 11, 2010 or IMMEDIATELY ronmental, health or Bargain Bin/ this notice will be Motor Route Carrier Looking to purchase safety conditions ex$250 or Less pleaded in bar of small timber tracts. isting in, on, at or retheir recovery. All *Tramway Area/ Fully insured. Call *â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ads are free for lating to the property five consecutive days. Items must Carbonton Road* persons indebted to 919-499-8704 being offered for sale, total $250 or less, and the price said estate please and any and all re700 must be included in the ad. sponsibilities or lia- make immediate pay- Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for people Multiple items at a single price Rentals with some special ment. This 11, day of (i.e., jars $1 each), and bilities arising out of qualifications. We need February, 2010. animals/pets do not qualify. or in any way relatOne free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ad per Cynthia Childress Dependable 720 ing to any such condihousehold per month. Emory people who have a desire tion expressly are disFor Rent - Houses 424 Mayview Drive for earning money. All claimed. Also, this 1 Dinning Set City, State, Zip Code you have to do is deliver 1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. property is being sold Wooden Maple Table Adcock Rentals Executor/trix newspapers Tuesday subject to all taxes, 6 Chairs $150 774-6046 of the estate of through Sunday mornings special assessments, Weight Bench All the adcockrentals.com before 6am for Deceased Person Works $50 and prior liens or enTHE SANFORD 919-499-6968 cumbrances of record Creedmoor, NC 27522 2 BD/2 BA in Sanford. HERALD. Call After 6pm and any recorded re- (2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4) Central Heat & AC Large You will need leases. Said property yard Convenient location 100 economical transportaGirls Pants Size 6 $5 Each is also being sold subNo indoor pets. $600/mo tion and be over 21. If Stride Right Dress Shoes Announcements ject to applicable FedAvail 3/15 775-7976 you fit this profile and Size 12 $10 Each eral and State laws. think you can 4-T Boy Pants $5 Each 2 Bedroom/1 Bath 110 A cash dedeliver, please come by Wheel Chair Lift Best Offer With Washer posit or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Notices THE SANFORD (919) 770-0112 1305 Boykins Ave check (no personal HERALD $375/Mo $375/Dep Range Oven Hood has light checks) of five per- Life Care Moving Services at 208 St. Clair Court, Call: 919-356-6020 Residential/Commercial Color Beige, 30 inches cent (5%) of the purand fill out an application. Across the Street or Wide. Best Offer. 2409 Shawnee chase price, or seven Across the Nation 2 Glass Storm Door $675/mo 3BD/1BA hundred fifty dollars CDL Drivers OTR 919-258-0655 36 Inches Wide, with Adcock Rentals ($750.00), whichever replacement screens 774-6046 is greater, will be reWanted To Buy: Scrap Competitive pay and hardware. quired at the time of Auto, Truck & Equipment Reasonable home time 262 Mason Hill Excellent condition only the sale. Batteries. Paying $3-$11 Paid Holidays $475/mo 3BD/2BA used one season An order for posses- Each. Call Mike anytime Paid vacation after a year Adcock Rentals 919-774-4351 919-842-6567 of service. sion of the property 774-6046 919-499-1091 may be issued pur605 2BR/2BA house in CaroliRequirements: suant to G.S. 45-21.29 WILL MOVE OLD JUNK na Trace, 1 yr lease, sec. Miscellaneous 2 years of experience with in favor of the purCARS! BEST PRICES dep & references reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. a good chaser and against PAID. 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YARD SALE SPECIAL a rental agreement THE SANFORD HERALD, CLASSIFIED DEPT. entered into or re- 8 lines/2 days* 718-1201 or newed on or after Oc$13.50 718-1204 tober 1, 2007, may afGet a FREE â&#x20AC;&#x153;kitâ&#x20AC;?: ter receiving the notice of sale, terminate 6 signs, 60 price stickers, the rental agreement 6 arrows, marker, inventory sheet, tip sheet! upon 10 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written notice to the landlord. *Days must be consecutive Upon termination of 200 a rental agreement, Transportation the tenant is liable for rent due under 240 the rental agreement prorated to the effecCars - General tive date of the termiLarry Gattis 1987 Ford Mustang nation. Hatchback THIS IS A COMMUBroker Associate 4 Cylinder Automatic NICATION FROM A Good On Gas $1000 .(ORNER"LVDsLARRYGATTIS YMAILCOM DEBT COLLECTOR. Call: 919-478-7928 THE PURPOSE OF /FlCEs#ELL

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