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The Sanford Herald FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010

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LEE COUNTY ELECTION

BASKETBALL

Local filing picks up late Two more make seven vying for 3 school board seats

Stone is GOP’s pick for state House By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

Cavs shoot for another playoff win tonight

o WHAT: Southern Lee (17-8) faces Northeast Guilford (1710) in Round 3 of the NCHSAA 3-A Sectional Finals o WHEN: Tipoff is 7 p.m. today o WHERE: Southern Lee High School gymnasium o TICKETS: $6 o ONLINE: Read running updates from The Herald’s Alex Podlogar at his blog, accessible from sanfordherald.com o ON AIR: WFJA, 105.5 FM

SANFORD — Sanford City Councilman Mike Stone filed Thursday with the Lee County Board of Elections to seek the N.C. House District 51 seat currently held by Jimmy Love Sr. Stone, a Republican and owner of O’Connell’s Grocery Store in the Jonesboro area, was appointed to an at-large

seat on the Sanford council in 2006 and won the seat through election in 2007. He currently serves Stone as Sanford Mayor Pro-tem as well. He said he had “been

By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

Atkins

SANFORD — Downtown business owner Dana Atkins and former Sanford City Council candidate Shannon Gurwitch filed to run for one of the three open seats on the Lee County Board of Education

See House, Page 6A

Gurwitch

Thursday. The two filings bring the number of candidates in the race to seven. Current seathold-

See School, Page 6A

DEEP RIVER ELEMENTARY

SCHOOLS

Ask Questionella

Budget tight, but Moss doesn’t see more layoffs Superintendent’s recommendation includes no frills

HEALTH CARE

By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

roles for students like a play, has a coordinating rap song to help children remember the important parts of testtaking. Brown wrote the rap and talked about it with Gregory,

SANFORD — Projected cuts and lack of funds at the state and local level have forced Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss to keep his 2010-11 budget recommendations to the Lee County Board of Education to a minimum. Budget requests were presented for review at the finance and personnel committee Thursday at the Heins Education Building, where Moss mentioned that unless the district is surprised, personnel cuts should not have to be made. “If we want to keep people employed, there wasn’t a whole lot of room for expansion items this year,” he said. “And I think the principals understand that.” The total for Moss’s recommendations using capital outlay funds amounts to an estimated cost of $788,196. His recommendations for current expense funding amounts to $82,329, though in total, principals requested $3,777,742.

See Book, Page 6A

See Budget, Page 3A

SUMMIT PRODUCES LITTLE COMPROMISE After a day of debate and disagreement, President Obama concluded Thursday’s live talkfest on health care with the bleak assessment that an accord may not be possible ASHLEY GARNER/The Sanford Herald Page 10A

NATION

Kim Brown, a music teacher at Deep River Elementary, holds a copy of a book she co-authored to help students with their tests, “Questionella and the Perfect Prince: A Fair Tale of Multiple Choices.”

Local teacher co-authors book designed to help students prepare for their tests By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

WHALE THAT KILLED WON’T BE SEPARATED Trainers at SeaWorld will continue working with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her

SANFORD — Through a fairy tale, students at Deep River Elementary are receiving help with their End-ofGrade tests. Kim Brown, music

teacher at Deep River, and her brother Gregory Brown, a reading teacher at North Drive Elementary in Wayne County, co-authored “Questionella and the Perfect Prince: A Fairy Tale of Multiple Choices.” The educational book, which features

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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STATE SOLES WON’T GO TO JAIL N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles won’t serve jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to misdemeanor assault for shooting a former client in a case that earlier had been deemed a felony Page 7A

TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

Vol. 80, No. 46 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

Valuable experience a part of ‘job shadowing’ By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Lee County High School student Kelsey Atkins got a taste of the working world Thursday. Atkins, a 17-year-old senior, shadowed dental hygienist Angie Wood Thursday at the dental office of Dr. Thomas Hincks

HAPPENING TODAY 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) 7760501 ext. 201. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

in Sanford. Atkins is interested in becoming a dental hygienist, and had the opportunity to learn what the job is really like during National Career and Technical Education Month. “I was all excited because this is the first time I’ve ever

See Shadow, Page 5A

CAITLIN MULLEN/The Sanford Herald

Lee County High School student Kelsey Atkins watches as dental hygenist Angie Wood works on Ken Jeffries’ teeth Thursday.

High: 50 Low: 29

INDEX

More Weather, Page 12A

OBITUARIES

SCOTT MOONEYHAM

Sanford: Grace Edwards, 86; Billy Ellis; David Key, 50; Robert McLean, 62; Walter McNeill, 66 Asheboro: Lynwood Byrd, 60 Carthage: Raymond Wilson Jr., 50

People want less government must be willing to live more independent lives

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Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 6B Classifieds ....................... 9B Comics, Crosswords.......... 7B Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 6B Obituaries......................... 5A Opinion ............................ 4A Scoreboard ....................... 4B


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GOOD MORNING Corrections The Herald is committed to accuracy and factual reporting. To report an error or request a clarification, e-mail Editor Billy Liggett at 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:

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. at the Siler City Town Hall, 311 N. Second Ave., Siler City.

TUESDAY n The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Sanford. n The Chatham County Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunlap Building Classroom in Pittsboro.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Kailey Samantha Griffin, Stephen Xavier Chesney, Ruth Battle, Preston Elliott, John Burruf, Annette Linkous, Jermain McDougald, Carnell Leach Sr., Denise Suggs, Joe Moore, JoAnn Wilkie, Dave Damiani, Michael James Osborne, John Burrus, Pamela Mauldin, Delores Caviness, Jerrica Jenay Fannon, Scott Whitaker, Jermain McDougald, Terry L. McNeill and Stacey Neil Hall. CELEBRITIES: Today’s Birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 82. Actor-director Bill Duke is 67. Singer Mitch Ryder is 65. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 60. Singer Michael Bolton is 57. Actor Greg Germann is 52. Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine is 52. Actress Jennifer Grant is 44. Rock musician Tim Commerford (Audioslave) is 42. Singer Erykah Badu is 39. Country singer Rodney Hayden is 30. Actress Taylor Dooley is 17.

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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 Sanord. This month’s lunch will be an informal session on Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7. A live demonstration and hands-on lesson will be led by Absolute Computers’ Roger Darr. There is no charge for the seminar, and seating is limited. For more information, call the Chamber at (919) 775-7341.

SATURDAY 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. To register or for more information, call (910) 814-8828 or e-mail: gbeasley@cccc.edu. n Temple Theatre will host auditions for its last show of the 2009-2010 season, “South Pacific,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Temple Theatre. To register, call Kelly Wright at (919) 774-4512, Ext. 221. Minimum age to audition is 17/18, and actors need to bring a headshot and resume, plus a monologue of one minute or less. Actors also need to be prepared to sing and dance. A pianist will be available for accompaniment. n American Red Cross Babysitting Class from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 919.774.6857 to register. n Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Avenue will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. n Western Harnett Overhills Area PTO Thrift Store will hold a barbecue plate sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church, 467 Hwy. 24, Cameron. Proceeds will help 11 schools in the area: Anderson Creek, Benhaven, Boone Trail, Highland, Johnsonville, Overhills Elementary, Overhills Middle, Overhills High, Western Middle, Western High and South Harnett. For more information, call (9190 498-1934, (919) 499-9719 or (919) 499-7025.

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Lee Christian School seventh graders Lauren Lane (middle), Katherine Miller (left) and Kelsey Clayton (right) won first, second and third places respectively in the recent Lee Soil and Water Conservation Speech Contest. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at news@sanfordherald.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. is $25. To pre-register, call 776-4048 or visit stevenscenter.org. n A new Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. Open to the general public. n The “Raising the Roof” Burrito Bash, featuring a funky fashion show with designs made of recycled materials, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the General Store Café in downtown Pittsboro. Proceeds will benefit Chatham Habitat for Humanity and Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services. Tickets ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are on sale now at the Habitat Home Stores at 425 West St. and at Second Bloom at 68 Hillsboro St., both in Pittsboro. For information call (919) 542-0794 and 542-5445.

MARCH 4 n The

Chatham County Center of Cooperative Extension will offer an introduction to food gardening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Auditorium, lower level of the Agriculture Building, 45 South St., Pittsboro. Please call the Chatham County Center at (919) 5428202 to preregister to guarantee availability of printed materials.

MARCH 1 hearing screenings from Bright Audiology from 9 a.m. to noon at The Enrichment Center of Lee County. Appointment is required, call 776-0501 ext. 201.

MARCH 5 n Legal

MARCH 2 eight-week basketball camp begins at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, in Sanford. For 9-12 year olds, from 6 to 7 p.m. Skills, drills and court time. Cost to register

drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 3310 Hwy. 87 South, Sanford. To schedule an appointment, call the customer service desk or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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Aid Intake Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Types of cases accepted will be housing evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence, unemployment and benefits denials. Appointments preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 800-672-5834 to be screened. n American Red Cross will hold a blood

Chatham Artists Guild will host a reception for art lovers to meet Cindy Bainbridge and view her exhibit of paintings, “Love Letters to Life.” The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro. Learn about Bainbridge and see an example of her art at http://chathamartists.blogspot.com.

MARCH 9 n The

Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford.

MARCH 10 n The

Living With Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. n Former B29 Air Force Pilot will be special guest speaker at the Veteran’s Remembrance Group at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration is encouraged, call 7760501, ext. 201.

MARCH 11 n The

annual “State of Manufacturing” hosted by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. “Connecting Lee County to the Global Economy” will be hosted by keynote speaker Ed Swartz, president and CEO of Static Control; Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive, Lee County Chairman Richard Hayes and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation. Cost is $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. Call (919) 775-7341 for reservations or more information.

Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2010. There are 308 days left in the year. This day in history: On Feb. 26, 1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created. In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In 1945, a midnight curfew on night clubs, bars and other places of entertainment was set to go into effect across the nation. In 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb. In 1979, a total solar eclipse cast a moving shadow 175 miles wide from Oregon to North Dakota before moving into Canada. In 1987, the Tower Commission, which probed the Iran-Contra affair, issued its report, which rebuked President Ronald Reagan for failing to control his national security staff. In 1993, a bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. One year ago: President Barack Obama laid out his first budget plan, predicting a federal deficit of $1.75 trillion. General Motors Corp. posted a $9.6 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2008.

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UNITED WAY OF LEE COUNTY

AROUND OUR AREA HARNETT COUNTY

Man charged with raping girlfriend

LILLINGTON — A Sanford man has been charged with the alleged rape of his girlfriend in Harnett County. Lee Vernon Frederick, 36, of Sanford, is reported to have raped his girlfriend in her shower. Frederick was charged with assault on a female and seconddegree rape. He’s currently being held without bond. — From staff reports

RALEIGH

Smithfield attorney to challenge Doyle

RALEIGH — A Smithfield attorney has filed to run against local District Attorney Susan Doyle. Joy Jones, who like Doyle has filed as a Republican, filed Wednesday, according to the Dunn Daily Record. Jones, 52, is a former North Carolina assistant attorney general who represented the Division of Motor Vehicles and has also served as the assistant to the chief trial prosecutor for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indiana. Jones is the daughter of Johnston County Republican Party member Rudolph Jones and is active in county politics. — From staff reports

HARNETT COUNTY

Ducks Unlimited chapter among nation’s best

DUNN — The Harnett County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited wasw recently named one of the organization’s highest fundraising chapters in the nation. The President’s Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited’s elite chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters who raise the most grassroots dollars for DU’s habitat conservation work. The Harnett County Chapter earned a spot on the President’s Top 100 list out of the more than 3,500 chapters nation-

wide. Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. — From staff reports

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Fayetteville airport offers incentives to woo airline FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — To help woo service to a new city, the Fayetteville Airport Commission has adopted new incentives. The city-owned airport will now waive landing fees and offer other perks, such as free employee parking, for a year. The commission will spend up to $50,000 in a local advertising campaign on behalf of the new service. The commission unanimously approved the new incentives Tuesday, a day after a consultant briefed the City Council about his efforts to court an airline that will begin offering a direct flight to Washington. Fayetteville Regional Airport has daily flights by US Airways and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a Delta Connection carrier. US Airways flights connect in Charlotte, and Southeast Airlines stop over in Atlanta. The new incentives would apply to any airline offering service to another city, including Washington, said airport director Brad Whited. He said the consultant, InterVISTAS Consulting Group, recommended the incentive changes. The city hired the consultant last fall as part of an initiative by the BRAC Regional Task Force to prepare communities for growth at Fort Bragg. Whited said the airport’s old incentives, which were last updated in 2002, were similar. They offered a waiver of landing fees and free employee parking for six months, instead of a year.

Group meets to discuss local poverty SANFORD — About 75 community members attended the COMPASSION ’10 event “Understanding Poverty� Thursday at the McSwain Center. COMPASSION ’10 is a community roundtable that discusses community issues and ways to solve them, said Michele Bullard, program services director of United Way of Lee County. The program, a followup event from COMPASSION ’09 last year, was open to all those in the faith, non-profit, educational and social services communities, as well as concerned citizens, Bullard said. It is the

beginning of a series of meetings that will become a workshop for those involved to better the community. The community members will break into various groups that will focus on five areas, looking at the most important needs in the community like housing and food, Bullard said. Susan Pennock, consultant for Communities in Schools of North Carolina, spoke Thursday and will return to Sanford to meet with the individual groups in the future. Pennock told the group the goal is to understand the behaviors

Budget

January. Making things harder for the district, the North Carolina General Assembly asked for projections as if there were 3, 5 and 7 percent cuts in place. Many of the projects designated for Lee County High School are already in construction plans, Moss said, so there is an overlap there. Funding for most projects or expenses at the various schools did not get

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“It only totals ($82,329) because I don’t anticipate getting anything from the county,� he said. “The state is going to kill us. We’re looking at a $550,000something discretionary cut and three, five, seven cuts across the board on everything else additional.� But because LCS planned accordingly last year, Moss said, the district shouldn’t have to make any personnel cuts. “Right now, I don’t anticipate having to do any reduction in forces,� he said. “We took a sound fiscal approach. ... Unless we get really surprised, I think we’ll be OK.� “I’m pretty impressed right now,� said committee Chairman Frank Thompson, after looking over the budget requests. In December, all principals and directors of schools were asked to lay out additions to current expenses and requested projects using capital outlay funds. Administrators compiled that information and Moss then chose the items he believed were of importance and recommended those expenses. “I can honestly say I’ve not seen a frivolous request,� Moss said in

UW PROFILE: Helping Hand Clinic n Agency: Helping Hand Clinic n Address: 507 North Steele St., Sanford, NC n Contact: (919) 776-4359 or online at www.hhcsanford.org n Number of people served annually: 1,000 n Year agency began: 1991 n No. employed by agency: 6 n Mission: The Helping Hand Clinic exists to assist low income, medically uninsured patients by providing medical, dental, eye, diagnostic and pharmaceutical care at no charge to the patients. n United Way partnership statement: “The HHC is solely supported by grants and donations. Without the funding from the United Way, we would be in danger of having to close.�

of those in poverty and attempt to relate to their situation. “We hope that people working with children

and families living in poverty will be less frustrated,� she said, and eliminate prejudices.

Moss’s recommendation. Broadway, Deep River and J. Glenn Edwards elementaries all requested at least one instructional assistant in the current expense fund, which Moss did not recommend to the board. For Lee County High School, Moss recommended the board approve funding for band equipment, but did not recommend pay for a security guard.

Moss explained that he chose to recommend the one-time purchase of equipment versus a reccuring personnel cost, and added that the school does have security staff currently. The board of education will hold two work sessions in March before finalizing the budget and sending it to the Lee County Board of Commissioners in April for approval.

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4A / Friday, February 26, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

Not ‘newsworthy,’ but worth a discussion

P

ublic officials, particularly those elected to serve as representatives in any governing function, are naturally called to a high standard of personal and professional conduct. It’s implied in public trust, as well as a logical moral and ethical prerequisite. So when should a violation of that standard preclude an offender from continuing to serve? The line of demarcation in that answer is wavy and hard to define. It involves the questions of whether the perceived sins are of commission or omission, the intent driving the offending action and how any necessary

amends are made. The line also varies from person to person. Some (remember the Lewinsky scandal?) argue it’s possible to pick up just one end of the stick — that you can indeed “do right in one area of life,” to paraphrase author Stephen Covey, “whilst doing wrong in another.” Others argue more stringently that life is an indivisible whole. Those arguments predictably grow a bit louder during election time. One now waging involves Linda Shook, elected four years ago to the Lee County Board of Commissioners and also serving as the chairman of the county’s Republican Party

while she seeks re-election. Like a number of the candidates who sought office last fall (as well as thousands of “private” citizens in Lee County), Shook is dealing with unresolved financial issues. The failure of a business she partly owned led to a bankruptcy filing; liens (since withdrawn) to satisfy a tax liability and other unpleasantness followed. Shook is sorting out her missteps and may, as a result, suffer from a credibility issue at the polls. Newsworthy? Certainly, for obvious reasons. The basis for a public whipping? Hardly. Scrutiny is deserved, but not vitriol. A local blogger, however, is

attempting to rouse a flogging of Shook using the tax issues as a screen. Keith Clark, who widely claimed credit for engineering the election of Tracy Carter in the 2006 Lee County Sheriff’s race, fancies himself as a political operative. Since failing to wrestle control of the Lee County Republican Party, he’s taken to using his blog to support some Democrats and bash others (Republicans and Democrats both). Those who have appeared to get on his bad side are frequent targets on his blog. His obsession with Linda Shook stems from a public records request he made

months ago related to an issue that never even appeared on the agenda of the commissioners. Because he wasn’t satisfied with the response from Shook, County Manager John Crumpton and the county’s attorneys, Clark has waged an ever-escalating war on Shook through his blog and in e-mail messages, haranguing and threatening lawsuits along the way. Newsworthy? Not really. But it’s worth discussing because as local races heat up, standards of decorum tend to fall. Clark’s tirades remind us that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can play to win, but at least play fair.

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ALEIGH — You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on a cable television news program without seeing someone complain of out-ofcontrol government spending. In an era of spiraling federal budget deficits and huge state government budget shortfalls, the complaints are to be expected. ... Hearing the complaints about government spending, I’m always struck by how little attention is received by the corresponding public appetite for government services. It’s a selective appetite, where one group wants this, one group wants that. Before long, the collective hunger becomes immense. Just last week, an administrative law judge ruled that North Carolina health officials couldn’t slash services for inhome care to the elderly and sick. The private providers who provide those services — of course, once reimbursed with state and federal tax dollars — had sued to block the state’s attempt to save money. They argued that the 37,000 patients who receive the services are being unfairly penalized and that the cuts could put more people in rest homes. They may be right. But a few decades ago, very little government money went to try to keep the sick and infirm in their homes. Families had two choices: provide care themselves, or send grandma off to the nursing home. Now, we turn to government for help. Why not? We pay taxes. Shouldn’t we get some back? A few days ago, I was sitting in a meeting room as wildlife officials spoke to state legislators about the spread of coyotes in North Carolina. A legislative study of the animals’ spread, and what can be done about them preying on livestock, was prompted by complaints by farmers. Among the speakers was a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program. That program, in one form or another, has been in existence for more than a century. Essentially, it amounts to government expenditure of money to help farmers and ranchers kill or control predators that prey on livestock. Their own guns, bullets and traps apparently aren’t enough. Dozens or even hundreds of ranchers and farmers might testify to the program’s effectiveness. And shouldn’t government help? After all, we’re talking about the nation’s food supply, right? I’m not attempting to pick on families who utilize Medicaid in-home health services or farmers battling coyotes. Expenses in these programs represent fractions of state and federal spending. But multiply them by a thousand, and you begin to see the demands that we — in groups big and small — place on government. If people want less government and cheaper government, they can’t just say it. They must be willing to live more independent lives.

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AN DIEGO — If you think a little thing like entertaining the preposterous theory that the U.S. government toppled the Twin Towers would end someone’s candidacy for governor, then you don’t know Texas politics. I know a little. I spent five years working for The Dallas Morning News and had the chance to interview Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison numerous times. They are the front-runners in this year’s Republican gubernatorial primary, scheduled for March 2. I like them both personally but their shortcomings are obvious. Perry isn’t believable even to supporters who — when he spouts off about secession and such — can’t tell what’s real and what’s contrived. Hutchison doesn’t seem to like the nitty-gritty of retail politics, and she acts like she’d rather be appointed governor than elected. One is inauthentic, the other imperial. The most exciting element in this race is someone who, polls say, has no chance to win — absent the possibility of a runoff on April 13. In a recent survey by Public Policy Polling, the long-shot candidate, Debra Medina, got the support of 24 percent of likely Texas Republican primary voters. Not bad for the self-described “David fighting two Goliaths.” When discussing the issues, Medina is passionate but clear. On education, she wants to break the “monopoly” of the public schools by emphasizing competition. On the economy, she wants to end state property taxes and raise revenue by allowing the state and local governments to increase the sales tax. During a recent interview, I asked about her opponents. Perry, she said, “has mismanaged how taxes are spent. He’s mismanaged the economy. He has destroyed private property ownership. He has implemented tax policies that are overly burdensome.” As for Hutchison, Medina said: “She has been in Washington, abusing, misusing, and failing to recognize the proper role of government. She isn’t legislating in a manner that protects the interests of ordinary Texans.” Not that Medina doesn’t raise her own red flags. Consider the now-infamous Glenn Beck interview. Beck asked Medina: “Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?” She responded: “I don’t.” So far, so good — until you read the rest of the quote: “I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn, so I don’t, I’m not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.” I thought I’d give Medina a chance to dig herself out of the hole. Instead, to my surprise, she picked up a shovel and dug deeper.

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I asked her, shouldn’t a serious candidate for governor stay away from the fringe? “I think we have to be very careful who gets to define fringe,” she said. “What I’ve tried to do in this race is allow people their own opinion and ideas.” When she is quizzed about whether the U.S. government toppled the World Trade Center, I asked, why not just respond: “That’s nuts!” “What if a similar question had been asked of me, last February when I got into the race, about global warming?” she asked. “Where you know that there’s a body of evidence that is causing some controversy, I think it’s very risky and irresponsible for those in leadership to take absolute positions.” It sounds like she could eventually be convinced of something that is ridiculous on its face. She asked: “Don’t you want leaders who are reserved enough to say that there’s a body of evidence out there that warrants further study and not take a position on it?” No, I’m actually fine with leaders taking absolute positions against the proposition that the U.S. government helped knock down two skyscrapers and killed about 3,000 people. “Reasonable people understand there was a building (at the attack site) that fell that didn’t have a plane go into it,” she said. “Reasonable people understand that there was a commission, where a number of people raised some questions.” Anywhere else, Medina would be done. Not in Texas. There, the controversy might help her. If Texans think that media elites are trying to dictate whom they elect as governor by attacking Medina, they might rally around her. Indeed, the candidate claims that, since the Beck interview, fundraising has surged and the crowds have grown at her campaign events. It’s a shame. A lot of what Debra Medina stands for is admirable. The trouble is, she’ll fall for anything.

Today’s Prayer You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. (Isaiah 26:3) PRAYER: Father, help us, to be self-disciplined so we can trust and learn more about You and give You the praise. Amen.

I cite two examples below to support my title of this letter ... n The board of commissioners’ ethics /code of conduct policy: After the “sign-gate” incident in 2008, I inquired if the board had such a policy. I received a one-page document dated Feb. 1992, and was told that was the only one. After I critiqued that weak policy, I received a second policy (four pages in length and dated July 1, 2006). I also critiqued that policy and provided the board with suggestions on how to make it very clear and enforceable. My documentation shows that I personally addressed the Board on this issue on June 15, Oct. 5, Jan. 4 and Jan. 19. I was told recently by the chairman they were receiving state training on this issue and would adopt a policy no later than 2011 which meets state guidelines. Please note that this can be after the elections in November of this year. Now a question for you Herald readers — do you need the state to teach you your personal ethics or personal code of conduct? I don’t. My parents and The Ten Commandments took care of that. n Lee County collection centers control: The BOC has been “sitting on” this one for about two years. The problem is clear. Unauthorized people (not Lee County residents) are utilizing these facilities and thereby overloading them with refuse. As you real estate owners know, you and I pay a fee for the use of these facilities. The board was presented with a simple solution to potentially eliminate this problem. In fact, I believe it was proposed by someone in the administration section of the county government. I recently asked the board to “get off their behinds” and adopt it by Feb. 15, at their board meeting. They didn’t. After all, isn’t two years long enough to make a simple decision? The proposal was simple. Issue a small sticker(s) to be affixed to each fee-payer’s vehicle(s) which can be observed by collection center employees. I don’t like the idea of unauthorized people bringing in their garbage for free since some day, this ever-increasing influx (prematurely filling up the bins) will cause operating costs to rise. Both you and I know what will happen to the current fee at that point. If you think this is just my opinion, observe it yourself (as I did) and ask the attendant what he truly thinks. Then ask your district commissioner, or better yet, ask the chairman why there has been two years of procrastination on a simple “yes” or “no” vote. RUSSELL B. NOEL Lee County

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OBITUARIES Grace Edwards

SANFORD — Grace A. Edwards, 86, died Wednesday (2/24/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Arrangements will be announced by RogersPickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Billy Ellis

SANFORD — Billy E. Ellis died Thursday (2/25/10) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by RogersPickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

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. He was born Jan. 14, 1960 in Montgomery County, son of the late Douglas Key and Dorothy Poole Key. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He is survived by sons, Joshua Key and Chris Key, both of Sanford, and sisters, Diane Key Kelly and husband Roy of Sanford, Joan Key Willis and husband Joe of Tennessee, Betty Key Patterson and husband Jerome of Broadway and Linda Jean Key of Boone. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. No memorial services are planned. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Walter McNeill

SANFORD — Walter E. McNeill, 66, of 149 Friars Drive, died Monday (2/22/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He is survived by his wife Wanda McNeill; a daughter, Karen McNeill of Meridian, Conn.;

brothers, James McNeill and wife Laura of New Jersey and Thomas McNeill of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Gladys Waddell McNeill of Fayetteville, Marie Martin of Carthage, Mary Jones of Detroit, Mich., Margaret Blue and husband Jasper of Cameron, Nettie McNeill of Fayetteville and Yvonne McNeill of Columbus, Ga.; brothers-in-law, Walter Worthy and Everette Worthy, both of Sanford; three grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the House of Refuge Church in Sanford. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Lynwood Byrd ASHEBORO — Lynwood Steve Byrd, 60, of 612 Crestview Church Road, died Wednesday (2/24/10) at his home. He was born in Lee County and had been a resident of Asheboro since 1962. He attended Asheboro High School where he played football and basketball and was a 1968 graduate of Farmer High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of West Asheboro Baptist Church. He was a sales representative for Tag Heuer and Chase Durer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leamon Milton and Dorothy Cummings Byrd, and a brother, Kent Byrd. He is survived by daughters, Gena Lyne Byrd of Asheboro and Cleo Montana Elizabeth Byrd of Augusta, Ga.; a son, Zachary Steve Byrd of Asheboro; and five grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at his home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.

Saturday at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Ziegler and Doug Huttleston officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, N.C. 28202. Arrangements are by Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro.

Raymond Wilson Jr. CARTHAGE — Raymond E. Wilson Jr., 50, died Wednesday (2/24/10) as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Wilson and Lucille Lawrence Wilson. After graduating from Pinecrest High School in 1979, he was employed by Brooks & Perkins, now Power Boss, as a welder. He was currently employed by General Dynamics in Robbins. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ward Wilson; a daughter, Star Wilson of Cumberland County; sisters, Lela Tew and husband Miles of Raleigh and Phyllis McNeill of Salisbury; brothers, Jerry Wilson and wife Sandra of Aberdeen and Gene Wilson of Pinebluff; and one grandson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Ussery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.fryandprickett.com. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage, N.C. 28327. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

Robert McLean SANFORD — Robert McLean, 62, of 618B Washington Ave., died Wednesday (2/24/10) at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

POLICE BEAT SANFORD n Charles Dean Brown, 60, reported breaking and entering residence Wednesday at 303 Maple Ave. in Sanford. n Marie Danielle Brooks, 22, reported larceny Wednesday at 1220 W. Garden St. in Sanford. n Auto Zone reported breaking and entering business Wednesday at 714 N. Horner Blvd. in Sanford. n Sandy Walker Smith, 41, reported a breaking and entering residence Thursday at 209 Temple Ave. in Sanford. n James Edward Reid, 44, was arrested Wednesday at 1610 Chaffin St. in Sanford and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. n Tyrone Jerard Petty, 20, was arrested Wednesday at 7337 Broadway Road in Sanford on a charge of breaking or entering vehicles, railroad

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been in an office shadowing somebody,� Atkins said. “I got to witness X-rays, which was really neat, seeing how they did all that.� Atkins was able to see how Wood removes plaque from teeth and polishes them. Atkins also observed how Wood interacts with patients and explains technical terms to them. “It’s not all about scraping people’s teeth,� Atkins said. Wood described each thing she did, providing Atkins with information and tips along the way. “It’s a really neat experience for me, just watching and seeing all she does to the patient — hopefully what I’ll be doing,� Atkins said. “I’m wanting to go to (Central Carolina Community College) and into the dental hygienist program.� Gaining exposure to the working world is good for students who aren’t sure about their career path, Wood said. “I think it’s a great idea for them because I know it’s hard to decide what you want to be

cars, aircraft or boats. n Tammi Darroch Mullins, 46, was arrested Wednesday at 1366 Cotten Road in Sanford and charged with trafficking in heroin. n Brandi Marie Reeves, 19, was arrested Wednesday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. and charged with failure to appear. n Roberto Elias Gomez, 25, was arrested Wednesday at Horner Boulevard/Weatherspoon Street on citation of no operator license. n Brian Neal Sykes, 34, was arrested Wednesday at 1700 Nash St./ Bragg Street on citation of fictitious/expired registration and citation of operating vehicle with no insurance.

LEE COUNTY n Johnny Joe Brown of 4409 Buckhorn Rd. Sanford, reported Wednesday that someone entered his home when you grow up,� Wood said. “It’s a good idea for them to come into the dentist’s office and see what working on a schedule is like, and working with people.� Hincks agreed, and said the experience shows the side of the job that can’t be learned in school. “It gives them some insight to what’s really going on, the interaction between the assistants and the doctors and how to talk to the patients,� he said. “You get a lot of people that get out of college and don’t know what they’re doing. ... A lot of what you learn in school is totally different when you get out here.� His office has hosted students before and found it to be a successful experience. “You can’t really have them doing a lot but they can get a feel for what’s

and storage building and removed a TV and power tools. n Clint Mitchell Holder, 20, of 3201 Pilson Rd. in Cameron, was arrested Wednesday for accessory after the fact of a felony and possession of stolen goods. He was held under $11,000 secured bond. n Travis Carvel Mayo, 33, of 2829 Brookhaven Dr. in Sanford was arrested Wednesday for misdemeanor probation violation. He was held under $5,000 secured bond. n Thomas Kittrell Craven, 39, of 173 Lightwood Ln. in Sanford was arrested Wednesday for making harassing phone calls. He was released under a written promise.

HARNETT COUNTY n 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. going on,� Hincks said. “You have to deal with all ages, from 3-year-olds to 90-year-olds.� Allowing students to job shadow fits perfectly with National Career and Technical Education Month, said Alison Poole, career development coordinator at LCHS, who set up the shadowing. “It’s a really good time for the students to see what the world of work is like,� she said. “It’s a very brief overview ... but it gives them an idea. Thankfully, the community has been great about working with our students.� She’s had 10 students shadow people in the community this year, up from three last year. She hopes to see the program expand in years to come and help a greater number of students.

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who had written four other educational books. They combined his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Questionellaâ&#x20AC;? role play with Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rap to create the book, published through Playbooks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids think their teacher is cool because I have a rap CD,â&#x20AC;? Brown said, laughing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I want to teach them and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the materials for it, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll write a song.â&#x20AC;? The book features various roles for readers of different levels, and helps children with their End-Of-Grade tests by emphasizing reading all of the answer choices when taking multiple choice tests and eating a nutritious breakfast the morning of a test. It also addresses areas of vocabulary and math. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Testing has become such an important part of school now,â&#x20AC;? she said, mentioning that the book and rap make it more interesting for students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having it in a more creative way. ... With music, too, that sticks with you. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know all the words to the rap. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have that internalized.â&#x20AC;? When creating the book, Gregory said he was blown away by his sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know my sister as a great vocalist and musician ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never heard her do rap,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just knocked me out. It was awesome. I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is way too good to say this

is nice and forget about it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? And when he brought the idea to Playbooks, they got on board quickly. The book was published in September 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wrote a lot of the dialogue but took her rap and incorporated a lot of it into the story. It truly was a collaboration,â&#x20AC;? Gregory said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids are flipping for it. This is their generation of music.â&#x20AC;? Brown said her fifth-grade students are excited to use the book in class, and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;they really ham it up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like the rap, they like the back-up beat,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning strategies every time they do it and that way, it can transfer when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually taking the test.â&#x20AC;? The books are also multicultural, which Brown thinks is important for the students to relate to. Though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a music teacher, she believes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to constantly address testing and how students can prepare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things that their teachers tell them in the regular classrooms, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting from me in the music classroom, too,â&#x20AC;? she said. Because her students have enjoyed the book and the role playing, she plans to have the fifth graders perform the rap April 8 during their music program. Brown said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard the book is selling well around the country, and she hopes to work on more books in the future.

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State rests in Shareef murder trial FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The state rested its case against Abdullah El-Amin Shareef Wednesday afternoon. Shareef, 31, 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. Shareefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers began presenting their case late Wednesday. The defense asked for a dismissal at the conclusion of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evidence; the motion was denied. Earlier, 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. Bass had numerous cuts and bruises, eight broken ribs and a broken pelvis, Butts said. Butts said the autopsy showed much bleeding into Bassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chest cavity.

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sioners Linda Shook in 2008 by an 18percent margin. PointLove ing to Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14.6 percent December unemployment rate, Stone said his number one priority, if elected, would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;job creation,â&#x20AC;? adding that massive incentive deals, regulations and â&#x20AC;&#x153;over $1 billion in new taxesâ&#x20AC;? have led to the record jobless rate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent my entire

life building businesses and finding ways to create jobs,â&#x20AC;? he said in a prepared statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clearly our state legislature has failed in every measurable way on that front.â&#x20AC;? He said he hopes that he and other candidates can break the Democratic Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stronghold on leadership in the General Assembly. Democrats currently hold a 68-52 majority in the N.C. House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our legislature has lost touch with the needs of the people,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need strong conservative leadership.â&#x20AC;? A recent telephone poll

conduct by the conservative anti-tax group American for Prosperity shows Stone garnering 32.9 percent of the vote to Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18.5 percent, though 48.6 percent of voters polled said they were undecided. But Love said this week he had access to internal polls stating he holds a 63 percent approval rating in the district, which encompasses all of Lee County and the western part of Harnett County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we have elections,â&#x20AC;? Love said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;to let the voters decide.â&#x20AC;?

The school board is a non-partisan board, so the winners of the three seats will be decided during Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary election. And though the board is non-partisan, Gurwitch ran for city council in 2009 as a Republican and Atkins is a registered Democrat. Gurwitch came up just 91 votes short of winning an at-large seat on the Sanford City Council in November 2009. She said with four children of her own and two nephews in the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools, she is passionate about the direction of the board in

the future. She said she recently spoke with Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss about the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school graduation rate, and was told it was on par with the rest of the state. That shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be good enough, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should strive to set the standard for achievement,â&#x20AC;? Gurwitch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just accept mediocrity.â&#x20AC;? For Atkins, the owner of DWA Photography in downtown Sanford, the campaign will be her first venture into local politics.

She said she had been heavily involved with the Montessori School of Sanford while her young children attended it. With her daughter Clarice now in first grade at Bullock Elementary School she hopes to help the school district just as much by serving on the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that having a voice on the school board from someone who has children in the schools would be beneficial,â&#x20AC;? she said. None of the current members have children enrolled on the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campuses.

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speaking to Republican officials in Raleigh since Octoberâ&#x20AC;? about running against Love, but only recently decided to declare for the seat. Love, a Democrat, held a seat in the N.C. House from 1967 to 1976, then was elected as the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative again in 2006. in his 2008 re-election bid, he defeated Lee County Republican Party Chairman and member of the Board of Commis-

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ers Linda Smith and Ellen Mangum have filed for re-election, former board member John Bonardi will run again and former candidates Kimberly Lilley and Mark Akinosho have filed as well. Current Board Vice Chairman Frank Thompson, whose seat is among the three up for election, had yet to file as of Thursday afternoon. Filing for the 2010 election cycle ends at noon Friday.

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STATE BRIEFS Democrats want apology over GOP senator’s words

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s Democratic Party wants a GOP state senator to apologize for comments he reportedly made to a Republican gathering about gays and blacks. The Statesville Record & Landmark quoted Sen. Jim Forrester of Gaston County as telling the Iredell County Young Republicans on Tuesday that “slick city lawyers and homosexual lobbies and African-American lobbies are running Raleigh” — a reference to state government. Democratic Party Chairman David Young called Forrester’s comments “hate-filled speech” that “are the lowest and worst type of politics.” He wants state GOP leaders to demand an apology. Forrester’s office said he wouldn’t be available to respond until late Thursday. Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger didn’t agree with the remarks but said it was up to Forrester on an apology.

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FORT BRAGG (AP) — Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are beginning to return to their North Carolina Army post after more than a month in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The Fayetteville Observer reported that more than 400 soldiers were due to return to Fort Bragg on Thursday. The unit of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will be the first 82nd Airborne Division troops to return from Haiti. The 2nd Brigade has been one of the division’s most frequently deployed units. About 3,500 Fort Bragg soldiers flew to Haiti to help in recovery efforts after the massive earthquake on Jan. 12 that killed an estimated 200,000 people.

N.C. Sen. Boseman to run this year for judgeship

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina state senator who was the first openly gay person elected to the General Assembly has decided to run for a District Court judgeship. Democratic Sen. Julia Boseman filed candidacy papers on Wednesday. She’s

one of four people seeking to fill a newly-created seat on the bench for New Hanover and Pender counties. The May primary’s top two candidates will advance to the general election. Boseman announced in November she would leave the Senate at the end of 2010 after three terms. Two more people have filed to run for the U.S. Senate — Democrat Ann Worthy of Gastonia and Republican Larry Linney of Charlotte. That brings to 10 — including incumbent Richard Burr — the number of Senate candidates.

Feds accuse mother of killing Fort Bragg soldier FORT BRAGG (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her soldier daughter at Fort Bragg. Linda Hough Shannon of South Carolina faces a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of Autumn Michelle Shannon. An FBI agent said in court documents released on Wednesday that Shannon admitted to stabbing her daughter after the two got into an argument Monday at the younger woman’s home on the Army post. Military police had detained Linda Shannon shortly after getting a call. Shannon told the FBI agent that she had tried to call 911 for help.

By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer

WHITEVILLE — North Carolina’s longest-serving lawmaker won’t serve jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to misdemeanor assault for shooting a former client in a case that earlier had been deemed a felony. Columbus County Superior Court Judge D. Jack Hooks accepted the guilty plea from Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, and fined Soles $1,000. Soles had been indicted last month on a felony assault charge. The state constitution would have disqualified Soles from public office had he been convicted of a felony. First elected to the General Assembly in 1968, Soles is the state’s longest continuously serving lawmaker. Joe Cheshire, an attorney representing Soles, said his client will serve the remainder of his term. Cheshire has said his client was acting in self-defense when he shot Thomas Kyle Blackburn. “He did feel like his house was under attack

and he was under attack,” Cheshire said. The felony charge would have carried up to two years and seven months in prison if Soles, with a previously clean criminal record, had been convicted at trial. “It will not affect his political career in the state Senate in any way or his license as a lawyer in any way,” Cheshire said. Authorities said Soles shot Blackburn, 22, after two intruders kicked in the front door of the lawmaker’s secluded Tabor City home last August. Blackburn wasn’t badly hurt. After the incident, Blackburn filed an affidavit asking prosecutors not to charge Soles with a crime. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office handled Soles’ prosecution after the local district attorney stepped aside because of his long ties to the powerful lawmaker. “We felt under the circumstances we could not allow him to take the law into his own hands and he had to be accountable,” James J. Coman, a senior deputy attorney general, told the judge.

Soles did not speak in court except to answer the judge’s yes or no questions. Afterward, he told reporters that he was sorry. “I thought I was in the right. Sometimes you make bad judgments,” he said. Sen. Marc Basnight, a 13-term senator and president of the Senate, said he and Soles have been friends for a long time. “This is a sad day for R.C. Soles and a sad day for me,” Basnight said. Soles, a Democrat representing Columbus, Brunswick and Pender counties, announced in December he wouldn’t seek re-election this year. He said the investigation was one reason he opted not to run. Soles served in the House for four two-year terms before joining the Senate in 1977. Soles plans to finish his turn and return to his law practice. “My gut feeling says go to the board of elections and sign up, but I don’t think I’ll do that,” Soles said. Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, R-Rock-

ingham, said he was surprised the punishment was only $1,000 given the assault. It didn’t matter now whether Soles stepped down from the Senate or at the end of his term, Berger said. “It seems to me the same rules don’t apply to average folk that apply to powerful Democrats,” he said. “The fact that he’s not seeking re-election is the equivalent of a resignation.” Blackburn’s shooting was the most violent in a series of attentiongrabbing confrontations between the soft-spoken, small-town attorney and a handful of former clients. Soles has called local police for help more than a dozen times in the past two years and five different men have been charged with trespassing at Soles’ home or office. The State Bureau of Investigation has also been probing a 27-yearold man’s claim — later recanted — that Soles fondled him when he was 15. Stacey Scott later said he was high on drugs when he made the allegations to a television station.

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Rep. Myrick meets Muslims, warns of dangers

Cash-strapped county eyes hospital sale MONROE (AP) — A cashstrapped North Carolina county is pursing efforts to sell its county-owned hospital. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Union County commissioners are exploring a possible sale of the hospital in Monroe, which has an appraised value of more than $200 million. The county’s debt is nearing $700 million over the next five years. Commission Chairwoman Kim Rogers says officials also would consider renegotiating the lease for Carolinas Medical Center-Union with Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare Systems. The lease runs through August 2020, complicating a potential sale.

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She has proposed fighting Islamic radicalization by cutting off exchange programs and weapons sales with Saudi Arabia, passing legislation that would make it a treasonous offense to call for the death of American citizens and investigating the selection of Arabic translators. Some conservatives have applauded her views, but some Muslims said they fear Myrick’s tone endangers their community. “It’s looking like she’s taking on a tinge of McCarthyism, and this is dangerous,” said state Sen. Larry Shaw, D-Cumberland. “She’s becoming a hatemonger. And that’s sad. This is an intelligent woman, and I think she’s a good woman.” Shaw is national chairman for the Council of American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights group

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Myrick has accused of planting spies on Capitol Hill by trying to get Muslim interns hired in congressional offices. Last fall she wrote the foreword to a new book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Seeking to Islamize America,” which accuses CAIR of conspiring to support international jihad against the United States. Myrick has said her fears about infiltration were realized in November, when Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, a psychiatrist, had trained colleagues on how to handle Muslims in the military. The FBI had been monitoring contact between Hasan and a radical Yemeni-American cleric. Some experts disagree with Myrick’s view that radicalized Islamic Americans present a growing terrorism threat. A study released last month by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found 139 Muslim-Americans involved in alleged or confirmed terrorism incidents since Sept. 11, 2001, out of a national Muslim-American population of more than 3 million.

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Whale that killed trainer wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be isolated By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trainers will continue working with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her, but SeaWorld said Thursday it is reviewing its procedures after the attack. People lined up to get into the park a day after the whale named Tilikum killed veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau as a horrified audience watched. Tilikum had been involved in two previous deaths, including a Canadian trainer dragged under water by him and two others whales in 1991. Killer whale shows are suspended indefinitely in Orlando and at the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Diego location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have every intention of continuing to interact with this animal, though the procedures for working with him will change,â&#x20AC;? SeaWorld said in a post on its blog. Chuck Tompkins, who is in charge of training at all SeaWorld parks, said Thursday that Tilikum will not be isolated from the Orlando locationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven other whales. Tilikum fathered some of them and will continue mating with others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want him to continue to be part of that social group,â&#x20AC;? Tompkins said. Trainers will review safety procedures and change them as needed, but Tompkins said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the killer whale shows to be much different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make any changes we have to,

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taken to the hospital and did not realize until they got back to the hotel that she had died. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt horrible because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, mother,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop crying.â&#x20AC;? Because of his size and the previous deaths, trainers were not supposed to get into the water with Tilikum, and only about a dozen of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29 trainers worked with him. Brancheau had more experience with the 30-year-old whale than most. Tompkins says the park believes he is the biggest male killer whale in captivity. Tilikum was one of three orcas blamed for killing a trainer in 1991 after the woman lost her balance and fell in the pool at Sealand of the Pacific near Victoria, British Columbia. A few months later, SeaWorld asked the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service for permission to bring Tilikum to Orlando temporarily, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The agency is responsible for issuing permits to bring orcas and other marine animals into the U.S.

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ALBANY, N.Y (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Calls for Gov. David Paterson to abandon his election bid mounted Thursday as the state attorney general announced he would investigate whether the administration or state police committed a crime in talking to a woman who had filed a domestic violence report against a top aide to the governor. Patersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top criminal justice Cabinet member resigned Thursday over the burgeoning scandal, saying conduct by the state police was â&#x20AC;&#x153;distressingâ&#x20AC;? for an administration that has devoted itself to reducing domestic violence. Elected officials and other candidates for office clamored for Paterson to end his campaign â&#x20AC;&#x201D; formally launched just five days ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as the turmoil mushroomed around longtime adviser David Johnson. A police report detailed in The New York Times discusses a confrontation between Johnson and a woman over her Halloween costume. The New York Times reported Wednesday on court papers showing a phone call between state police and the woman.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Californians had better start watching their mouths. The state Assembly passed a resolution Thursday that would establish the first week of March as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuss Free Weekâ&#x20AC;? throughout the state. If approved by the Senate next week, the measure would take effect immediately. The resolution includes no enforcement mechanism and is simply meant to promote greater harmony and connectedness, said Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge and coauthor of the measure. Portantino said the California Legislature â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for imposing strict clean air and clean water laws â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is the first state legislative body in the nation to consider a statewide profanity-free week. The resolution was inspired by a South Pasadena teenager, McKay Hatch, who started a No Cussing Club at his junior high school in 2007. Similar clubs have since cropped up in every state and 20 countries.

Judge in trial OKs child support for Bristol Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son PALMER, Alaska (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A judge on Thursday approved child support for Bristol Palin and set a trial date to force the issue along, while urging her and the father of her son to work out a resolution outside of the courtroom. Judge Kari C. Kristiansen encouraged Palin and Levi Johnston, both 19, to work with a judge who specializes in such matters in a settlement conference and not go to trial. She set a court date for Sept. 23-24. Kristiansen approved child support for Palin retroactive to the day the child was born. That amount still needs to be determined. Bristol Palin is seeking nearly $1,700 a month in child support to care for their son, Tripp. She had asked for retroactive payments to the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth, or $19,232 total. That does not include $4,400 Johnston has already paid in child support.

Colo. gunman had grown increasingly erratic LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man accused of wounding two middle school students in a community still haunted by the Columbine massacre had become increasingly erratic in recent weeks, yelling at imaginary friends and complaining that eating macaroni and cheese made too much noise, his father said Wednesday. Investigators are looking into the bizarre behavior of 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood as they try to figure out why the unemployed ranch hand allegedly showed up at his old school and started firing at students in the parking lot before being tackled by a math teacher. Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father described his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent strange behavior in an interview with The Associated Press at his ranch outside Denver. The older man said that his son used to talk to himself a lot, but in the past month, he had begun yelling.

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the idea, saying the cash gives Apple â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendous security and flexibility.â&#x20AC;? If Apple decides to acquire another company, it can do so by writing a check instead of borrowing money, he said. Apple executives also said they have ambitious plans to expand in China: They expect to open as many as 25 retail stores in the country in the next two years. Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first store in China opened in Beijing in 2008.

Hummer: In the end, just too big for its own good

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One thing you can say about the Hummer, roaring down the road, towering over subcompacts like an NBA center in a sea of toddlers: It always drew a reaction. The beefy, military-inspired SUV began as a macho icon for enthusiasts like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who campaigned for governor in a Hummer. For others it was a symbol of excess, environmental ruin and tackiness â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a view that seemed to grow in direct proportion to gas prices and economic distress. And now the brand is likely no more. General Motors Co. said Wednesday its bid to sell Hummer to a Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer had collapsed. Government regulators in Beijing failed to approve the sale and GM said it would have no choice but to let the brand die, 18 years after its first and most enormous model started lumbering off the assembly line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finally,â&#x20AC;? said Ann Mesnikoff, director of the green transportation campaign at the Sierra Club in Washington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hummer was the epitome of gas guzzling.â&#x20AC;?

Oil prices tumble on economy worries Oil prices tumbled Thursday on new signs that the economy remains weak and that demand for crude is still tepid at best. Benchmark crude for April delivery fell $1.83 to settle at $78.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil has been bouncing back and forth for months between $70 and $80 as investors watch economic data for clues about where the economy is heading following the Great Recession. The signs Thursday were mostly negative as the government said new claims for unemployment benefits last week jumped unexpectedly while a separate report on big-ticket manufactured goods was mixed. Crude prices rose Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that he expects interest rates to stay low for a while to help boost the economy.

Apple CEO Jobs favors flexibility of cash hoard

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Apple Inc., buoyed by the success of the iPhones, iPods and computers it churns out to breathless buyers, could give some of its $25 billion in cash back to shareholders. But CEO Steve Jobs said Thursday that he thinks Apple is better off keeping that money stockpiled. At the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting, one shareholder asked Jobs whether the company would use some of its hoard to pay a dividend. Jobs didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem keen on

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Layoffs are no longer dropping as they were in the final months of last year, reinforcing fears that the jobs crisis will weigh down consumer spending and the economic rebound. Severe weather contributed to a rise in jobless claims last week. But other economic data add to evidence that the recovery remains weak and uneven. An example is orders for big-ticket manufactured goods, excluding airplanes and other transportation equipment. Those orders dropped 0.6 percent in January, the government said Thursday. Earlier in the week, new-home sales fell in January to their lowest pace on record. And consumer confidence plunged in February. Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo, said the weak reports point to an economy struggling to wean itself from government stimulus programs such as homebuyer tax credits and other supports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going forward, growth is going to be much more dependent on the private sector,â&#x20AC;? Vitner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And consumer demand hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t picked up that much yet.â&#x20AC;? The economyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth rate will likely slow from above 3 percent in the current quarter, Wells Fargo estimates, to less than 2 percent by the middle of

Wall Street. In late-afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average fell about 86 points, or about 0.8 percent. Broader stock averages also dropped. Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt crisis is adding to pressure on the U.S. economic recovery, given how closely the economies feed on each other. The European Union is pushing debt-laden countries such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal to balance their books. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heightening fears that such austerity measures could tip the continent back into recession. In the United States, the Senate on Wednesday sought to counter persistent joblessness by passing a $35 billion jobs bill. The bill would provide more funding for transportation projects and tax cuts for companies that hire. The higher claims figures in recent weeks means the unemployment rate likely rose in February and more jobs were lost. The unemployment rate in January was 9.7 percent, and employers cut a net total of 20,000 jobs. The Labor Department will issue the February employment report next week. Many analysts expect this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowstorms cost up to 100,000 jobs and will artificially inflate the unemployment rate. A clear reading of the job picture may not be available until March or April.

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Karen Lee of Chicago, looks over an application while attending a job fair Thursday in Chicago. the year. In its report Thursday on jobless claims, the Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 496,000. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a drop to 455,000. The rise occurred mostly because state agencies last week processed a backlog of claims caused by snowstorms the previous week. The storms also increased temporary layoffs in the weathersensitive construction and transportation industries. Still, the four-week average of jobless claims, which smooths out volatility, rose 6,000 to 473,750. The average had fallen sharply over the summer and fall from its peak last spring of about 650,000. This year, the improvement has stalled. The four-

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PRECIOUS METALS Last Gold (troy oz) $1107.80 Silver (troy oz) $16.110 Copper (pound) $3.1925 Aluminum (pound) $0.9425 Platinum (troy oz) $1531.20

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10A / Friday, February 26, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL SUMMIT

Obama: Revamp canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for long debate

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After a day of debate and disagreement, President Barack Obama concluded Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unprecedented live talkfest on health care with the bleak assessment that accord between Democrats and Republicans may not be possible. He rejected Republican preferences for seeking a step-by-step solution or simply starting over. Obama strongly suggested that Democrats will try to pass a sweeping overhaul without GOP support, by using controversial Senate budget rules that would disallow filibusters. And then, he said, this fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elections would write the verdict on who was right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot have another yearlong debate about this,â&#x20AC;? Obama said at the end of a 7 1/2-hour marathon policy session. Neither side gave much ground, sticking mostly to familiar arguments and talking points. The president urged Republicans to â&#x20AC;&#x153;do a little soul searchingâ&#x20AC;? but said majority Democrats would decide quickly how to move forward on a priority that has eluded leaders for half a century. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will take courage to do,â&#x20AC;? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. said in her own closing speech. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we will get it done.â&#x20AC;? With the conversation veering between mind-numbing detail and flaring tempers, Obama and his Democratic allies clashed with congressional Republicans over the right prescription for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken health care system. Though there was much talk of agree-

McCain: Obama failing on campaign promise to change Washington politics

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President Barack Obama greets Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz. in the Blair House in Washington Thursday prior to the start of the health care reform summit. At left is House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio. ment, each side held onto long-entrenched positions that left them far apart. Democrats seek a kind of broad remake; Republicans favor much more modest changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a very difficult gap to bridge here,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House Republican. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford this. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ultimate problem.â&#x20AC;? With Cantor sitting in front of a giant stack of nearly 2,400 pages representing the Democratsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Senate-passed bill, Obama said cost is a legitimate question, but he took Cantor and other Republicans to task for using political shorthand and props â&#x20AC;&#x153;that prevent us from having a conversation.â&#x20AC;? And so it went, hour after hour at Blair House, just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. It was essentially a condensed, one-day version of the entire past year

of debate over the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care crisis, with all its heat, complexity and detail, and a crash course in the partisan divide. Obama and other Democrats argued that a broad overhaul is imperative for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future economic vitality. The president cast health care as â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the biggest drags on our economy,â&#x20AC;? tying his top domestic priority to an issue thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more pressing to many Americans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the last chance, as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned,â&#x20AC;? Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. Obama lamented partisan bickering that has resulted in a stalemate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politics I think ended up trumping practical common sense,â&#x20AC;? he said. And yet, even as he pleaded for cooperation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;actually a discussion, and not just us trading talking pointsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he insisted on a number of Democratic

points and acknowledged agreement may not be possible, particularly on the trickiest area of extending coverage to the uninsured and preventing insurers from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know frankly whether we can

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Who said the 2008 presidential campaign was over? President Barack Obama upbraided his former Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, on Thursday for resorting to political â&#x20AC;&#x153;talking pointsâ&#x20AC;? at a health care summit Obama organized in hopes of bridging the divide between the two parties. After McCain used his time to complain that Obama reneged on a campaign promise to bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;change in Washington,â&#x20AC;? the president bluntly told the Arizona Republican that â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not campaigning any more. The election is over.â&#x20AC;? McCain retorted that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;reminded of that every day.â&#x20AC;? close that gap,â&#x20AC;? he said as he wrapped things up. With such hardened positions well staked out before the meeting, the president and his Democratic allies prepared to move on alone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a gamble with political risks no matter how they do that. The option preferred by the White House and progressives in the Democratic

caucus is the reconciliation route. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander asked Democrats to swear it off, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., defended it. Obama weighed in with gentle chiding, asking both sides to focus on substance and worry about process later â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a plea he made repeatedly throughout the day with little success.

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As a kind of warm-up to his upcoming gig as Academy Awards co-host, Alec Baldwin appeared at the Time Warner Center for a personal and wide-ranging conversation. But he did have one Oscar forecast: Expect wardrobe changes for himself and co-host Steve Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very metrosexualized kind of a show now,â&#x20AC;? Baldwin joked. The Wednesday evening event, presented by Fordham Law School, came shortly before the anticipated March 7 ceremony. Though sold out and crammed, the audience was a mere 500, far less than the 1 billion who supposedly watch the Oscars worldwide. Baldwin, star of the NBC sitcom â&#x20AC;&#x153;30 Rock,â&#x20AC;? was skeptical of how such a number could be deduced but marveled at the effective promotion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could be a gas station attendant in New Mexico: â&#x20AC;&#x2122;The Oscars? They got a billion people watching the Oscars â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a billion, ya know,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Baldwin said. Though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under orders not to discuss his preferences for the various awards, he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been beset by questions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everywhere I go, people say, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;So who do you like in

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Huffington Post. In 2008, he published the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Promise to Ourselves,â&#x20AC;? in which he described divorce and custody proceedings as a system fostering a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alienation from a parent. The book was largely a result of his difficult experience in his divorce from actress Kim Basinger, finalized in 2002. The custody battle over their 14year-old daughter, Ireland, has for years been covered in the tabloids. On Feb. 11, Baldwin was taken to a New York hospital after Ireland

called 911 saying he had threatened to take pills during an argument on the telephone. Baldwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said that it was a misunderstanding and that he took no alcohol or pills and was quickly released from the hospital. Baldwin made a related jab at the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host, Time Warner. He called the corporation, whose holdings include film and TV companies and numerous news organizations, â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the most egregious culpritsâ&#x20AC;? of tabloid journalism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one end of the hallway, you have actors and actresses who are performing jobs that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re contracted to do, and at the other end of the hallway you have a tabloid journalism enterprise, which is trying to report all the dirt on those people,â&#x20AC;? he said. A Time Warner spokesman didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately return a telephone message or an e-mail sent by The Associated Press on Wednesday night to his after-hours address. Before splitting last year, Time Warner was merged with AOL, which co-produced the celebrity news site TMZ.com. TMZ released the famous voice mail recording in which Baldwin berated his daughter.

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Whitney Houston: Tour great, despite bad reports NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Though video postings of her recent performances in Australia have been less than flattering, Whitney Houston says her tour is going great â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in great Houston health. Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publicist, Kristen Foster, released a statement Thursday, saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans. She said more than 9,000 people attended Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show in Brisbane and more than 12,000 were at Acer Arena in Sydney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her fans were dancing and singing along with her and Whitney appreciates their support,â&#x20AC;? Foster said. That view contrasts with news reports quoting disgruntled fans who complaining about the starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice and performance. Video snippets of Houston struggling to hit notes in concerts in Sydney and Brisbane have circulated widely on YouTube and other outlets. The 46-year-old, who is one of popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-time bestselling artists, staged a comeback last year with her first album in seven years, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Look to You.â&#x20AC;? It debuted at the top of the album charts. During her hiatus from music, she battled drug addiction and ended a

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Snowstorm, rain pounds Northeast By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A slow-moving winter storm packing heavy, wet snow and potentially flooding rain spread over the Northeast on Thursday, disrupting air traffic and closing schools. Utility companies braced for possible widespread power outages overnight due to high winds and toppled trees. The strongest wind and heaviest snow was forecast for late Thursday and early Friday, with a foot or more of snow and high winds expected from southeastern Pennsylvania, into New Jersey and New York and up to parts of New England.

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Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College student Brian Mikus, front, catches a pass ahead of fellow Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students David Sandrowicz, left, Danny Siegel , right, and Ryan McGrady in a pick up Parts of western Maine received nearly a foot a snow Thursday, while Philadelphia received a dusting. About 4 inches of snow fell in New York City,

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where a man was killed by a falling snow-laden tree branch in Central Park â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one of at least three deaths being blamed on the storm. In parts of southern and mid-coastal Maine more than 3 inches of rain has fallen and forecasters say some areas could get more than 7 inches. The Presumpscot River in Westbrook was expected to crest at 9 feet over flood stage by Friday afternoon. The river in the floodprone New Hampshire town of Goffstown was nearing flood stage and residents were told to prepare for possible evacuation. Hundreds of flights have also been canceled at

major East Coast airports. The latest blast of winter was expected to linger more than 24 hours, meaning more headaches Friday. More snow is predicted for much of the region Saturday, too. The National Weather Service put much of the East Coast under wind advisories and warnings from 4 p.m. Thursday until as late as 7 a.m. Friday. The agency warned that winds could blow steadily between 20 and 30 mph in some areas, with gusts of 55 mph or higher in coastal and mountainous areas. Even coastal New England, which was seeing rain but nothing like the 18 inches of snow expected in some parts of northern New Jersey and upstate New York, was under coastal flood watches because of the wind. By late morning, the weather service station in Mount Holly, N.J., reported the strongest scattered gusts so far â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a not-sodamaging 25 mph â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with snow totals in the 2-inch range. While forecasters can predict the snow totals and what that will mean â&#x20AC;&#x201D; slippery roads, a snow day for the kids â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trickier to know whether winds might create havoc.

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Afghan government installed in Taliban stronghold MARJAH, Afghanistan (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Afghan officials raised the national flag over Marjah on Thursday, asserting government control even as Marines searched for militant holdouts. Kabul also confirmed the arrest of another top Taliban leader â&#x20AC;&#x201D; part of a roundup that could further strain the insurgent movement. About 700 men in turbans and traditional caps gathered in a central market for the flag-raising ceremony, during which Abdul Zahir Aryan was installed as the top Afghan official in this town of 80,000 in Helmand province. The provincial governor told the crowd that authorities were eager to listen to requests from the townspeople and provide them with basic services that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have under the Taliban. Taliban fighters still control about 25 percent of the 80-square-mile (200-squarekilometer) area in and around the town nearly two weeks after U.S. and Afghan forces launched their attack to seize Marjah, a major Taliban logistics and supply center and the largest community in the south under insurgent control.

Haiti sends refugees back to ravaged homes PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With forecasters warning of Haitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first big rainstorm since the earthquake, relief officials have changed tack, delaying plans to build big refugee camps outside the capital. They are telling the homeless to pack up their tents and tarps and return to destroyed neighborhoods. People who lined up at a downtown site Thursday to

register for the new campaign to resettle more than 1.2 million Haitians expressed skepticism and were dismissive of the plan, and relief officials acknowledged its immense challenges. The rainy season is less than a month away, with forecasters saying Haitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first big storms since the Jan. 12 quake could arrive by this weekend. Many dwellings are severely damaged or clinging to the sides of hillsides, vulnerable to mudslides if heavy rain comes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be flooding. There will be discomfort, misery. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not avoidable,â&#x20AC;? a top U.N. official for Haiti, Anthony Banbury, told a New York news conference this week.

In reversal, Sunni party to contest Iraq vote BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A prominent Sunni lawmaker announced Thursday that his party would participate in parliamentary elections, less than a week after pulling it from the race. The decision effectively lifts the lingering threat that minority Sunnis would boycott the vote, which the U.S. hopes will bolster national reconciliation efforts and pave the way for American combat forces to go home. Lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlaq is himself banned from taking part in the election by a committee tasked with vetting candidates for ties to Saddam Husseinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baath Party. He says he quit the party in the 1970s and yanked his party from the race last Saturday to protest his being blacklisted. At a news conference Thursday al-Mutlaq announced that his National Dialogue Front would contest the race, and called on Iraqis to go to the polls.

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USA’s Johnny Spillane, silver, left, and United States’ Bill Demong, gold right, celebrate after the Men’s Nordic Combined Individual event

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By The Numbers 29 The number of points sophomore guard Ace Chalmers has scored in the first two playoff games for the Cavaliers.

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MAC SADDENED BY BROTHER’S BOOK

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Mark McGwire said he’s saddened his estranged brother wrote a book that chronicles their use of performance-enhancing drugs and reiterated his claim that he only took them to heal from injuries. McGwire said Thursday he’s so upset with his brother, Jay McGwire, that he doesn’t believe reconciliation is possible. “I don’t plan on ever seeing him again,” said McGwire, the new hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. The youngest of the five McGwire brothers and Mark’s junior by more than six years, Jay McGwire lived with Mark and was a frequent clubhouse visitor during McGwire’s time in Oakland. His book, “Mark and Me: Mark McGwire and the Truth Behind Baseball’s Worst-Kept Secret,” is scheduled for publication Monday by TriumphBooks. Mark McGwire used the word “sad” seven times to describe the book in his 8-minute question and answer session with the media on Thursday. “You try to be a good person, you try to take care of somebody, be a good brother,” said McGwire, trailing off. “It’s sort of sad. It’s a sad day for my family. I don’t know how a family member could do something like that.”

GOLF VILLEGAS SHOOTS 62 FOR PHOENIX LEAD

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Camilo Villegas has tied the Phoenix Open first-round record with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead over former Florida teammate Matt Every. Villegas regrouped with a bogeyfree round Thursday after making the semifinals of the Match Play Championship last weekend, but missing a 3-foot putt that would have put him in the final. The 28year-old Colombian beat Sergio Garcia in the third-place match. Justin Rose, Mark Wilson, Ryuji Imada, Rickie Fowler and Pat Perez were three strokes back at 65 in perfect conditions at TPC Scottsdale. Phil Mickelson and defending champion Kenny Perry were in a large group at 68.

NCAA PURDUE’S HUMMEL OUT FOR YEAR WITH ACL TEAR

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue forward Robbie Hummel will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The injury occurred during the first half of No. 3 Purdue’s 59-58 win at Minnesota on Wednesday. Purdue made the announcement Thursday after Hummel underwent an MRI examination. Losing Hummel could deal a blow to No. 3 Purdue’s chances at winning the Big Ten title or gaining a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The junior averages 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

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25 The number of rebounds forward Josh Mellette has pulled down in the first two playoff games for the Southern Lee Cavaliers.

14 The number of points Northeast Guilford leading scorer Darius White averages per game.

5 The number of consecutive games the Northeast Guilford Rams have won entering the matchup.

3 The number of sectional finals the Southern Lee Cavaliers have been to in the last four years. ASHLEY GARNER/The Sanford Herald

Southern Lee’s Josh Mellette (right) blocks a shot against Eastern Alamance’s Keegan Wetzel on Wednesday night in the second round of the 3-A state playoffs in Sanford.

Opportunity not lost on Cavs By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — The road to Greenville will go through Southern Lee. The Southern Lee Cavaliers (178) will host Northeast Guilford (1710) at 7 tonight in the sectional final

of the NCHSAA 3-A East Basketball Playoffs. In 2007, the Cavaliers knocked the Rams out of the first round of the 3-A playoffs and went to the regional semifinals for the first and only time in the school’s brief history.

Southern Lee head coach Gaston Collins hopes that both happen again tonight. “It’s important to everyone,” he said. “For this team to put itself in a position to win the sectional and

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Gametime NCHSAA 3-A East Sectional Final Tip: 7 p.m. Site: Sanford Northeast Guilford Record: 17-10 No. 2 seed from Mid-Pedimont Conference Southern Lee Record: 17-8 No. 1 seed from Cape Fear Valley Conference

NCHSAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS Local Wrestlers At A Glance Lee County Regional Qualifiers: Matthew JohnsonGrant, Daniel Miller, Antonio Garcia, Micah Lee, Devante Ragland State Qualifier: Devante Ragland (Heavyweight) First Round Match: Ragland vs. Chris Riddens (Glenn High School) Time: 10 a.m. Site: Greensboro Coliseum

Southern Lee Regional Qualifiers: Arturo Aguirre, Joey Haire, Miguel Aguirre, Adolfo Romo, Jordan Briscoe, William Terhune, Dillon Holder State Qualifier: Arturo Aguirre (103 pounds) First Round Match: Arturo Aguirre vs. Jeffrey Buchanan (Fred T. Foard) Time: 10 a.m. Site: Greensboro Coliseum

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Lee County wrestler Devante Ragland (top), shown in this file photo, will take part in the NCHSAA 4-A State Individual Wrestling Tournament this weekend.

Jackets pin hopes on Ragland By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Devante Ragland has an opportunity to do something that not a lot of wrestlers in the area get to do. The 285-pound senior for the Lee County Yellow Jackets has a chance to become just the third

Sanford individual to win a state championship since 2000. After finishing fourth in the Mideast 4-A Regional that was recently held at Lee County High School, Ragland will wrestle Chris Riddens from Glenn High School when the 4-A State Tournament begins at 10 a.m. today in Greens-

boro. “It feels great to accomplish my goal,” said Ragland, who is currently 24-7 on the mat this season. “After not making it last year, it was my goal to get back to states this year. It feels good to make it this

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Local Sports

2B / Friday, February 26, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UPCOMING

FUNDRAISER Grace Christian athletics holding pancake breakfast SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Grace Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic program will host an Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast on Saturday. The breakfast will take place from 7-10 a.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased from Grace Christian School or at the door.

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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 registration is March 15. For more information about the league and how to register, contact Melissa Caddick at (919) 499-6941.

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.

CONTACT US If you have an idea for a sports story, or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like call and submit scores or statistics, call: Sports Editor Alex Podlogar: 718-1222 alexp@sanfordherald.com

Sports Writer Ryan Sarda: 718-1223 sarda@sanfordherald.com

REC SPORTS Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball league seeking more players SOUTHERN PINES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sand Gnats, a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball organization based in Southern Pines, is hoping to field a AP photo second 21-and-over baseball Tulsaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donte Medder (13) collides with Miles Plumlee (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game team. in Durham on Thursday. The Gnats have three teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 21-, 32- and 42-and-over â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and play with wooden bats under National League rules. The team will have practice at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Pinebluff shots after that while turn- public park. Anyone interested low point total and were scored eight in a row DURHAM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noing it over three times dur- can call Dennis Johnson at denied the first victory before Miles Plumlee hit a lan Smith had 18 points, (910) 603-5768. hook shot to make it 52-36 ing Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisive spurt. against a top-five team Kyle Singler added 17 and with 13 1/2 minutes left. Steven Idlet had 10 No. 5 Duke pulled away to since 1996. points for Tulsa, which That had the Blue beat Tulsa 70-52 on ThursLeading scorer Ben shot 26 percent from the Uzoh, who entered on a Devils well on their way to day night. Former crew chief field during the second streak of three straight 20their 18th straight win at Jon Scheyer finished J.C. Elder dies at 73 Cameron. They have won half and finished 1 of 10 point games, finished with with 15 points for the Blue STATESVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; J.C. 41 straight at home against from 3-point range. Devils (24-4). They used an eight on 3-of-15 shooting. Elder, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suitcase Lance Thomas had 10 Brian Zoubek, a 7-footunranked opponents, they big run early in the second Jakeâ&#x20AC;? during his long tenure rebounds for ACC-leading as a NASCAR crew chief with 1 senior who has emerged are 16-0 there this season half to break open a surDuke. lately as one of Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with all but one of those prisingly tight game and the likes of star drivers David victories by double figures, At least on the surface, extend their decade-long most valuable players, had Pearson, Dale Earnhardt and the late-February timing of Darrell Waltrip, has died. He nonconference winning 10 points and 11 rebounds. and Friday makes it 10 this game seemed unusual. was 73. He started the gameyears since a non-Atlantic streak at Cameron Indoor Coast Conference team But coach Mike Krzyzebreaking 18-3 run with a Stadium to 77. Elder died Wednesday of beat them on their home wski scheduled this break Jerome Jordan had 12 layup through the 7-foot natural causes at Autumn Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foul with 19:05 court. in the ACC schedule with points to lead the Golden Care of Statesville, the Bunchthe NCAA tournament in remaining. Justin Hurtt added 11 Hurricane (19-9). In losing Johnson Funeral Home said mind, hoping to give his Smith reeled off six points for the Golden Hurtheir fourth straight, they Thursday. straight points and Scheyer ricane and tied it at 34 with Blue Devils a test against finished with a seasonElder was the crew chief for a quality, unfamiliar nona free throw with 19:20 to Pearsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1968 and 1969 series champions and directed conference opponent. play, but they missed 6 of 7 Earnhardt to his first Cup victory in 1979 at Bristol. OVER 90 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Elder is survived by children Randy, Andy and Sandy Elder Maxwell, four sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by wife Debbie. A funeral service is set for Saturday at the funeral homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chapel.

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Norway wins cross-country relay

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Norway won the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross-country relay Thursday after Marit Bjoergen quickly decided the race on the final leg for her third gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics. Bjoergen and Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sabina Valbusa went out together at the final exchange, but the Norwegian immediately pulled away from her only remaining rival and skied alone the rest of the way. Entering the ski stadium with a massive lead, she had enough time to veer to the side to pick up a Norwegian flag and then ski down the final straight using just one pole. She did a small jump over the finish line before being mobbed by her teammates.

Vonn plans to race wearing brace on right pinkie

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lindsey Vonn will race in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic slalom wearing a hard-plastic brace to protect her broken right pinkie. Thomas Vonn, who serves as his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adviser and coach, told The Associated Press she tested the injured finger in a series of training runs Thursday. She will wear a mitten over the brace, instead of a racing glove. Whether Lindsey Vonn will tape her ski pole to her hand hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been decided. Vonn injured her finger in a crash during the first run of the giant slalom Wednesday. She also tweaked her bruised shin and back in the spill. Her husband said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;a ball of hurt right now,â&#x20AC;? but the pain was â&#x20AC;&#x153;manageable.â&#x20AC;? Vonn won a gold in downhill and bronze in super-G at these Olympics.

US bobsledder detained, released by police WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; American bobsledder Bill Schuffenhauer was detained and released by Canadian police after an argument with his fiancee, a person with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. Schuffenhauer resumed Olympic training Thursday and is expected to compete in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-man bobsled. Police released him after finding no evidence of a crime, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Mancuso seeks to diffuse Vonn situation after race AP photo

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Julia Mancuso says the state of her relationship with U.S. teammate Lindsey Vonn has â&#x20AC;&#x153;been taken a little out of proportionâ&#x20AC;? at these Olympics. Mancuso spoke after finishing eighth as the defending champion in the giant slalom Thursday, a day after her first run was interrupted because she left the starting gate not knowing that Vonn was crashing ahead of her. Vonn said Wednesday she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;hurtâ&#x20AC;? by â&#x20AC;&#x153;some negative thingsâ&#x20AC;? Mancuso had said about her at these Olympics. That included Mancusoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments about Vonn drawing a lot of attention from the media and within the U.S. team. Mancuso sought to diffuse the situation Thursday, saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way that it came across, that it was a media-attention fight or something like that, is just ridiculous.â&#x20AC;?

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane have given the Americans a 1-2 finish in the Nordic combined large hill competition that was marred by bad weather. Demong, of Vermontville, N.Y. ended Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golden goose egg in Nordic sports at the Winter Games by winning the 10-kilometer cross-country leg in 25 minutes, 32.9 seconds Thursday. Spillane won his third silver of these games, finishing four seconds behind. Bernhard Gruber of Austria, who had a 34second head start after jumping the farthest off the large hill after a restart, took the bronze 10.8 seconds back. Demong, of Vermontville, N.Y., started in sixth place and 46 seconds back, but quickly caught his teammate and Gruber for a three-man race the rest of the way. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about some of the best World Cup athletes catching them after worsening weather hampered the top jumpers on the large hill, relegating them too far back in the field to be a factor.

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

W 44 39 36 36 31 30 29 28 27 22 21 20 19 19 5

L 14 19 19 20 25 27 29 28 29 35 36 35 37 38 52

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

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Sports Review

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB L10 .759 — 7-3 .672 5 7-3 1 .655 6 ⁄2 7-3 .643 7 6-4 .554 12 7-3 .526 131⁄2 7-3 .500 15 5-5 .500 15 7-3 .482 16 3-7 .386 211⁄2 6-4 1 .368 22 ⁄2 5-5 .364 221⁄2 5-5 .339 24 1-9 .333 241⁄2 3-7 .088 381⁄2 1-9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 .741 — 6-4 .661 5 6-4 1 .649 5 ⁄2 8-2 .638 6 7-3 .610 71⁄2 8-2 .589 9 8-2 1 .582 9 ⁄2 5-5 .567 10 5-5 .517 13 4-6 1 .509 13 ⁄2 3-7 .500 14 3-7 .421 181⁄2 4-6 .316 241⁄2 2-8 .286 26 3-7 1 .237 29 ⁄2 3-7

Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 98, Minnesota 92 Memphis 99, Washington 94 Portland 101, Toronto 87 Chicago 120, Indiana 110 Milwaukee 115, New Orleans 95 Orlando 110, Houston 92 San Antonio 95, Oklahoma City 87 Utah 102, Charlotte 93 Phoenix 106, Philadelphia 95 Dallas 101, L.A. Lakers 96 L.A. Clippers 97, Detroit 91 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.

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

Home 25-4 22-6 16-9 22-6 21-8 18-9 14-13 18-9 20-7 10-17 14-16 12-17 12-19 12-15 3-25

Away 19-10 17-13 20-10 14-14 10-17 12-18 15-16 10-19 7-22 12-18 7-20 8-18 7-18 7-23 2-27

Conf 24-8 27-11 23-11 18-12 22-16 19-16 18-15 19-14 17-18 10-20 14-19 14-20 13-24 14-21 4-31

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

Home 26-5 24-5 23-8 19-9 21-7 16-11 20-10 19-13 19-9 18-11 15-13 17-12 13-14 12-17 9-20

Away 17-10 13-14 14-12 18-12 15-16 17-12 12-13 15-13 11-19 11-17 13-15 7-21 5-25 4-23 5-25

Conf 25-11 22-12 22-14 20-16 22-13 16-17 18-16 21-14 20-13 17-20 21-16 11-23 10-23 9-26 7-27

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. Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at New York, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Sports on TV Friday, Feb. 26 AUTO RACING 2 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Sam’s Town 300, at Las Vegas 3 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Shelby American, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Sam’s Town 300, at Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Shelby American, at Las Vegas BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior featherweights, Antonio Escalante (22-2-0) vs. Miguel Roman (28-6-0), at El Paso, Texas GOLF 12:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions, second round, at Singapore (same-day tape) 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, second round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Atlanta

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far.” The last time a wrestler from the area won the state championship was in 2007 when Southern Lee’s Mike Williams accomplished the feat in the 140-pound weight class. Lee County’s Jason Godfrey won the state crown in 2000 at heavyweight. Lee County head coach Harry Stryffeler is confident that Ragland can etch his name amongst the Sanford greats if he can just stay mentally tough throughout his matches. “He has the potential to beat anyone,” said Stryffeler. “I really think that if he can win that first match, I think he’ll have a good chance of winning the whole thing. He’s done a great job this week in practice. This means something to him and I know that he has the ability to go out and get it done.” Just three wrestlers have finished second in the state since 2000. Harry Dingle and James Quick are the only Yellow Jackets that have finished as the runnerups. A year after winning the state crown, Williams finished second in the state in 2008. Ragland, who qualified for states as a sophomore, lost in the regional semifinals to Person County’s Collin Campbell 8-7. Campbell went on to finish first in the region. Ragland then lost 3-2 in the consolation finals to Cary’s Juan Macias, who finished third. “He’s wrestled some very good matches this year and his losses were very close,” said Stryffeler. “It’s all about who can get that first takedown. It’s all about how he wrestles. If he wins that first one he’s got a shot. If he doesn’t, I still think he has what it takes to place.” Ragland says he is not all that nervous about returning to states but is confident that he can make a run towards the title. “I’m more anxious than anything,” said Ragland. “I’m eager to get out on the mat and do what I do best.” Lee County has been selected to host the Mideast 4-A Regional again next year, something that Stryffeler is very grateful for. In the regional, Lee County’s Matthew Johnson-Grant, who wrestles at the 171pound weight class, lost in the consolation semifinals to eventual regional

Winter Olympic Medals Table By The Associated Press At Vancouver, Canada Thursday, Feb. 25 4 of 6 medal events 68 of 90 total medal events Nation G S B United States 8 11 12 Germany 8 11 7 Norway 7 6 6 Canada 8 6 2 Russia 3 4 6 Austria 4 3 5 South Korea 5 4 1 France 2 3 5 Switzerland 6 0 2 China 4 2 2 Sweden 4 2 2 Netherlands 3 1 2 Czech Republic 2 0 3 Poland 0 3 1 Italy 0 1 3 Australia 2 1 0 Slovakia 1 1 1 Slovenia 0 2 1 Finland 0 1 2 Japan 0 1 2 Latvia 0 2 0 Belarus 0 1 1 Croatia 0 1 1 Britain 1 0 0 Estonia 0 1 0 Kazakhstan 0 1 0

Tot 31 26 19 16 13 12 10 10 8 8 8 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

Men’s Olympic Hockey Glance 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 Canada 7, Russia 3 Slovakia 4, Sweden 3 At UBC Thunderbird Arena Finland 2, Czech Republic 0 Friday, Feb. 26 At Canada Hockey Place Semifinals United States vs. Finland, 3 p.m. Canada vs. Slovakia, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 At Canada Hockey Place Bronze Medal United States-Finland loser vs. Canada-Slovakia loser, 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 At Canada Hockey Place Gold Medal United States-Finland winner vs. Canada-Slovakia winner, 3:15 p.m.

Friday’s Olympic Schedule 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Orlando at New Orleans OLYMPICS Noon-3 p.m. USA — Women’s curling: Bronze Medal match, at Vancouver, British Columbia 3-5 p.m. NBC — Men’s ice hockey: semifinal, United States vs. Finland, at Vancouver, British Columbia 3:30-5:30 p.m. MSNBC — Men’s speed skating: pursuit semifinals; women’s speed skating: pursuit quarterfinals, at Vancouver, British Columbia 6 p.m.-12 Mid CNBC — Women’s curling: Gold Medal final; men’s ice hockey: semifinal, Canada vs. Slovakia, at Vancouver, British Columbia 8-11:30 p.m. NBC — LIVE: men’s short track: 500m and 5000m relay Gold Medal finals; women’s short track: 1000m Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: women’s Alpine skiing: slalom Gold Medal final; four-man bobsled, at Vancouver, British Columbia 12:05-1:30 a.m. NBC — Women’s snowboard: parallel giant slalom Gold Medal final; men’s biathlon: 4x7.5km relay Gold Medal final; Award Ceremonies, at Vancouver, British Columbia (delayed tape) 3-5:30 a.m. MSNBC — Men’s curling: semifinal, Norway vs. Switzerland at Vancouver, British Columbia (delayed tape)

champion James Burchette of Leesville Road. Daniel Miller was 2-2 in the event before being eliminated. Antonio Garcia was 1-2. Micah Miller lost his first two matches. “(Athletic Director) Steve Womack and (Principal) Greg Batten told me that we’re going to do it again next year,” said Stryffeler. “I thanked them profusely.” More than 1,000 people were in attendance for the 4-A regional, which lasted for two days in the Lee County gymnasium. Stryffeler says that the Lee County athletic department received a lot of positive comments about the event from participating schools. “It was a great atmosphere,” said Stryffeler. “We got a lot of great feedback from the participating schools. There was a good turnout and a lot of really good wrestling.”

Southern Lee’s Aguirre qualifies for states A freshman will be the lone representative of the Southern Lee Cavaliers in the 3-A State Tournament, which also begins today at the Greensboro Coliseum. Arturo Aguirre finished in third place in the recent 3-A Mideast Regional. Aguirre defeated Ross Ollinger of Cardinal Gibbons in the consolation finals of the 103-pound weight class. Aguirre’s only loss of the regional tournament came against Union Pines’ Ryan Hull, who went on to take second place. Aguirre’s older brother, Miguel, lost in the consolation semifinals of the 125pound weight class. In the consolation semifinals, Miguel Aguirre lost to Chapel Hill’s Peter Dreher, who got the win by a 3-1 decision. The lone senior for the Cavaliers, Joey Haire, also advanced to the consolation semifinals before losing to Morehead’s William Walker 8-1 in the 152 lb. bracket. Other regional qualifiers for the Cavaliers were Adolfo Romo, Jordan Briscoe, William Terhune and Dillon Holder. The lone senior for the Cavaliers, Joey Haire, advanced to the consolation finals before losing. Aguirre’s older brother, Miguel, made it to the semifinals before losing in overtime. Former Southern Lee wrestler Chris Rubinosky, who now wrestles for Union Pines, won the 3-A regional at the 135pound weight class and will wrestle Alex Pollard of St. Stephens in the opening round of the state tournament.

By The Associated Press All Times EST Subject to change Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside Women’s Slalom First Run, 1 p.m. Women’s Slalom Second Run, 4:30 p.m. Biathlon At Whistler Olympic Park Men’s 4X7.5Km Relay, 2:30 p.m. Bobsleigh At The Whistler Sliding Centre Men’s Four-man Run 1, 4 p.m. Men’s Four-man Run 2, 5:30 p.m. Curling At Vancouver Olympic Centre Women Bronze Medal China vs. Switzerland, Noon Gold Medal Sweden vs. Canada, 6 p.m. Ice Hockey At Canada Hockey Place Men Semifinals United States vs. Finland, 3 p.m. Canada vs. Slovakia, 9:30 p.m. Short Track Speedskating At Pacific Coliseum Men’s 500 Quarterfinals, 9 p.m. Women’s 1000 Quarterfinals, 9:14 p.m. Men’s 500 Semifinals, 9:45 p.m. Women’s 1000 Semifinals, 9:53 p.m. Men’s 500 Finals, 10:16 p.m. Women’s 1000 Finals, 10:26 p.m. Men’s 5000 Relay Finals, 10:52 p.m.Snowboard At Cypress Mountain Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification, 1 p.m. Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Elimination Run, 1:34 p.m. Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom First Round, 3:15 p.m. Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals, 3:51 p.m. Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Semifinals, 4:13 p.m. Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Finals, 4:27 p.m. Speedskating At Richmond Olympic Oval Men’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals, 3:30 p.m. Women’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals, 4:20 p.m. Men’s Team Pursuit Semifinals, 5:07 p.m.

BASKETBALL The AP Top 25 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

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get to the regional semifinal, it’s absolutely huge for our seniors, our underclassmen, for everybody.” The Cavaliers, the top seed from the Cape Fear Valley Conference, defeated Eastern Alamance 54-47 on Wednesday night to advance to their third sectional final in the last four years. Northeast Guilford, the No. 2 seed out of the MidPiedmont Conference, upset Cardinal Gibbons 58-55 on the road late Wednesday night to advance to the sectional final. “They’ve got a good program with a good coach,” said Collins. “They run a good system and have a group of guys that work hard and get after it every game.” But in order for the Cavaliers to get to the fourth round for the second time in school history, they know that they can’t look ahead. Senior guard A.J. Jackson feels that the Cavaliers can-

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

NCAA Boxscore NO. 5 DUKE 70, TULSA 52 TULSA (19-9) Wheatley 1-5 1-2 3, Richard 2-5 0-0 4, Jordan 5-9 2-2 12, Uzoh 3-15 2-3 8, Hurtt 3-8 4-4 11, Pope 1-4 0-1 2, Heirman 0-1 0-0 0, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0, Idlet 3-8 4-5 10, Medder 1-3 0-1 2, Sanger 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-58 13-18 52. DUKE (24-4) Singler 4-12 9-11 17, Thomas 1-2 0-0 2, Zoubek 4-5 2-5 10, Smith 6-18 5-5 18, Scheyer 5-16 2-2 15, Ma.Plumlee 0-3 1-1 1, Dawkins 0-3 0-0 0, Mi.Plumlee 2-3 2-2 6, Kelly 0-1 0-0 0, Davidson 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 22-63 22-28 70. Halftime—Duke 34-30. 3-Point Goals—Tulsa 1-10 (Hurtt 1-4, Medder 0-1, Pope 0-1, Uzoh 0-4), Duke 4-12 (Scheyer 3-5, Smith 1-3, Dawkins 0-1, Singler 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tulsa 37 (Jordan 8), Duke 47 (Zoubek 11). Assists—Tulsa 8 (Richard, Uzoh 3), Duke 9 (Scheyer 3). Total Fouls—Tulsa 21, Duke 14. Technical—Tulsa Bench. A—9,314. A—9,314.

AUTO RACING 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings 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

not look towards playing in Minges Coliseum on the campus of East Carolina University in the fourth round until after the third round is over. “We’ve got to win this next one to get to Greenville,” said Jackson, who scored nine points and had six rebounds in the win over Eastern Alamance. “We can’t worry about the next round yet. We’ve just got to take things one game at a time and stay focused on what we have to do.” The Rams, who have won five straight games, are led by Darius White’s 14 points per game and Bryce Benjamin’s 10 points per game. On the boards, the Rams are led by Michael Griffith’s 10 rebounds per contest. “We cannot beat ourselves,” said Rams head coach Curtis Hunter. “These last few games, these guys have bought into what we’re supposed to do. We can’t afford to go out there and make mistakes that may cost us the game. We just cannot afford to beat

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GOLF Phoenix Open Par Scores By The Associated Press Thursday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,216; Par 71 (35-36) First Round a-denotes amateur Camilo Villegas 32-30 — Matt Every 31-32 — Justin Rose 33-32 — Mark Wilson 31-34 — Ryuji Imada 34-31 — Rickie Fowler 33-32 — Pat Perez 32-33 — Mathew Goggin 33-33 — Tom Lehman 32-34 — Geoff Ogilvy 31-35 — Ryan Moore 35-31 — Zach Johnson 35-31 — Brandt Snedeker 33-33 — Joe Durant 34-32 — Kevin Stadler 34-32 — Y.E. Yang 34-32 — Carl Pettersson 33-33 — Sam Saunders 33-33 — Jimmy Walker 34-33 — Jeff Overton 32-35 — Parker McLachlin 33-34 — Anthony Kim 34-33 — Chris Couch 34-33 — Ben Fox 34-33 — Chad Collins 33-34 — Skip Kendall 35-32 — Fred Couples 36-31 — Alvaro Quiros 33-34 — Chad Campbell 36-32 — Mark Calcavecchia 36-32 — David Toms 32-36 — Ben Curtis 33-35 — Matt Kuchar 34-34 — Kenny Perry 34-34 — Greg Chalmers 34-34 — Jason Day 35-33 — Brendon de Jonge 34-34 — Ted Purdy 32-36 — Scott Piercy 35-33 — Ricky Barnes 34-34 — Vaughn Taylor 34-34 — John Mallinger 35-33 — Bryce Molder 32-36 — Briny Baird 34-34 — Hunter Mahan 35-33 — Phil Mickelson 34-34 — Ben Crane 33-35 — Scott McCarron 33-35 — Jeff Maggert 34-35 — Webb Simpson 33-36 — Charles Howell III 34-35 — Andres Romero 35-34 — Robert Allenby 35-34 — James Driscoll 33-36 — Chris DiMarco 33-36 — J.P. Hayes 36-33 — Michael Letzig 34-35 — Kevin Streelman 35-34 — Michael Sim 36-33 — Lee Janzen 35-34 — Heath Slocum 36-33 — Ryan Palmer 33-36 — Martin Laird 36-33 — John Rollins 36-33 — J.B. Holmes 36-33 — Jeev Milkha Singh 35-34 — Bubba Watson 35-34 — Fredrik Jacobson 33-37 — John Merrick 33-37 — Rich Beem 35-35 — Scott Verplank 36-34 — Stuart Appleby 34-36 — Brian Gay 34-36 — Paul Goydos 35-35 — Tom Gillis 36-34 — Martin Flores 34-36 — Jonathan Byrd 32-38 — Kevin Na 37-33 — Jason Bohn 35-35 — Nathan Green 36-34 — Sean O’Hair 34-36 — D.J. Trahan 36-34 — Matt Jones 36-34 — James Nitties 36-35 — D.A. Points 36-35 — George McNeill 32-39 — Chris Stroud 36-35 — Joe Ogilvie 36-35 — Troy Matteson 37-34 — Graham DeLaet 35-36 — Jay Williamson 34-37 — Aaron Baddeley 37-34 — Davis Love III 36-35 — Chez Reavie 38-33 — Jonathan Kaye 37-35 — Bo Van Pelt 37-35 — Johnson Wagner 35-37 — Billy Mayfair 37-35 — Michael Allen 36-36 — Roland Thatcher 35-37 — Woody Austin 36-36 — Charlie Wi 35-37 — Steve Marino 37-35 — Alex Cejka 36-36 — Steve Lowery 34-38 — Charley Hoffman 36-36 — Ian Poulter 37-35 — Jeff Quinney 37-35 — Brian Stuard 35-37 — Roger Tambellini 38-34 — Justin Bolli 36-36 — Chris Wilson 33-39 — Bret Guetz 39-33 — Blake Adams 35-37 — Brett Quigley 38-35 — J.J. Henry 35-38 — Rory Sabbatini 34-39 —

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ourselves.” Hunter was on the Northeast Guilford sidelines the last time the Rams lost to the Cavaliers. He says that the Cavaliers, with their multiple offensive weapons like Ace Chalmers, Jackson and Josh Mellette, are a dangerous team. “They came and knocked us out a few years ago,” said Hunter. “They’re going to be looking to do it again. It’s playoff time and I know that they’re going to come to play. It’s a home game for them, which tells me that they must be pretty good to be hosting a third-round game.” During the Cavaliers’ practice on Thursday, Collins called the team together and told them about the incredible spot that the Cavaliers have put themselves in. “We talked about seizing the moment,” said Collins. “We’ve put ourselves in a really good situation with a home game in the sectional finals. We’ve got to make the most out of the situation that we’re in.”


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The Sanford Herald / Friday, February 26, 2010 / 5B

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Husband is dog-tired of being ignored by wife DEAR ABBY: I love my wife very much. I like giving her back rubs, massaging her feet, cuddling and kissing her. In return she does the same — to her dog, “Barkley.” Barkley is the only one who benefits from her affections. The dog does nothing for me except allow me to pick up his droppings. What am I missing? — DOGGONE PUZZLED IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

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Happy Birthday: You need to spend time relaxing and enjoying the people in your life. Your knowledge and experience will be valuable to others and must be shared if you want to be a participant and contributor this year. It’s time to make amends with people you have walked away from. Don’t limit what you can do because you are too proud to admit to your own mistakes and shortcomings. Your numbers are 5, 11, 14, 20, 31, 36, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Network and invest in yourself and your future. Accept any criticism good friends offer and hone your skills and presentation until they are picture perfect. Social activities will be excellent. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be a follower. Use your better judgment and do what you feel is appropriate. Avoid any conflicts at home or work by staying on top of your duties and offering assistance wherever you can. Keep a relationship you have a secret for now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let confusion stand in your way. Be straightforward with everyone. Let your intuition guide you, even if your heart and emotions are pulling you in the opposite direction. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do everything you can to advance. You will get the edge over anyone competing with you for the same position, contract or deal. An unusual partnership will form. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t get depressed about the things that haven’t happened yet. Focus on the possibilities. Jump at the chance to make changes. Someone you are worried about will give you something that will help you move forward with your plans. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t shut down when you should be opening up. Say what’s on your

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mind. Once you have aired your true assessment, you will get the help you require and a much better response than you are expecting. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take part in an event or activity you feel strongly about. You will make new friends who inspire you to continue with your personal and professional plans. Someone you are close to may not understand your reasoning. Don’t let this person hold you back. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Oversee anything you ask someone else to do. Expect to be sabotaged by the person you expect to be in your corner. The people most interested in what you are doing may not be on your team. Change your living arrangements to make your space more conducive to productivity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Money can be made and deals can be signed but have a plan in place so you don’t overspend or overindulge. There is a lot to learn about the way you deal with others and with your money. Avoid gambling. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You need a break and now is as good a time as any to travel back to old familiar places. It will give you a chance to develop some of your more obscure ideas and plans for the future and the opportunity to hook up with old friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Someone may upset you if you don’t compromise or do things according to plan. A serious commitment can be made but do so for the right reasons. Arguments will not solve the problems you face. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Mix business with pleasure — you will open up new avenues of communication and possibilities for forming alliances. Don’t lend or borrow money and avoid a partnership with someone who wants a bigger slice of the pie.

DEAR DOGGONE PUZZLED: What you are missing is something called “reciprocation.” And your wife is missing how resentful you are beginning to feel because of it. If you haven’t already done so, “Speak!” to your wife about it and tell her you need some of those demonstrations of affection aimed in your direction — or someone’s going to wind up in the doghouse, and it won’t be Barkley. o DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Brian,” has a terminal illness and only a few months more to live. We have been married four years. I fell out of love with him shortly after our wedding, and now he’s sick. I’m his only caregiver. Abby, sometimes I don’t want to do it anymore. He has treated me badly and sometimes I hate him, but I want our 2-year-old daughter to know her father and have good memories. She can tell I’m not myself. I know Brian has only a little time left, but I also know we would be happier and saner with him

dealing with a loved one who is dying. Because you feel isolated, you might benefit from contacting the Family Caregiver Alliance. Its toll-free telephone number is 800-445-8106; the Web site is www.caregiver.org.

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

gone. I try to keep her away from him as much as I can because he goes off on her, too. I know my husband is angry because he’s dying, but he has always been angry and had a bad temper. I try to be positive for our child, but it’s difficult when you’re being put down or ordered around all the time. What can I do? Just hang in there until it’s over? I’m confused, lost, depressed, and I cry all the time. Please help. — WANTS OUT IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEAR WANTS OUT: Please accept my sympathy. What you’re experiencing is the most difficult of life’s transitions — painful, exhausting, sometimes thankless. But for your sake, please don’t give up now. Once this is over you will emerge stronger, more confident — and knowing you did your best and fulfilled your wedding vows to the very end. Although you feel alone right now, you are experiencing what many other caregivers do when

o DEAR ABBY: When I started dating this guy, “Mitch,” everything was great. We were happy and made each other laugh. After three months, he left me a message saying he had to go out of state for work and would call when he got to where he was going. All I got was silence. Days turned into weeks and eventually into five months. Even though I loved Mitch and he had claimed he loved me, I started to accept that things were over between us. Just as I was getting over him, he called. He told me he still loves me and is sorry he hurt me. Something does not add up. He doesn’t have a cell phone, so there’s no way to reach him. When I call him at the number he gave me, he’s never there. I care for him, but something is not sitting well. What should I do? — MYSTIFIED IN BATH, PENN. DEAR MYSTIFIED: Pay attention to your intuition, which is trying to tell you that Mitch is a magician. Having pulled one disappearing act on you, he is likely to perform another. When a man isn’t where he says he’ll be, the odds are that he is either married or involved with someone else.

ODDS AND ENDS Montana convenience store bans hoodies, ski masks MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana convenience store manager who is tired of being robbed has expanded the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” dress code to include a ban on hoodies and ski masks. Joe Salisbury is the longtime manager of Noon’s convenience store in Missoula. He decided to post a sign on the door telling customers that no hooded sweat shirts or ski masks are allowed after a rash of robberies by hoodie-wearing thieves. Salisbury says several times over the past two weeks, late-night visitors wearing hoodies have dashed into his store to swipe a couple of cases of beer, sometimes making repeat visits wearing the same sweat shirts. Salisbury says the ski mask ban goes without saying, but he had room on the sign and so added it on anyway.

Man violates probation for Springer show spot LINCOLNTON (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to three days in jail for violating probation by leaving the state to appear on “The Jerry Springer Show.” The Gaston Gazette reported Thursday that Richard Peterson’s probation officer spotted him on the TV program taped in Connecticut. The 30-year-old Lincolnton man and his girlfriend got all-expensespaid trip to appear on the show, where

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MY ANSWER Peterson boasted about a one-night stand with a stripper. A video clip shows Peterson running around the stage dodging swings from his girlfriend. While the couple fought, the stripper started twirling around a pole. The stripper and Peterson’s girlfriend then turned on each other. Peterson was on probation for possession of marijuana and resisting an officer. He was in the Lincoln County jail Thursday. A jail spokesman said Peterson had no listed attorney.

80-year-old woman gets 3 years in prison for Calif. burglary TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — An 80year-old woman with a criminal record stretching back to 1955 has been sentenced to three years in state prison for ransacking and stealing cash from a Southern California medical office. Doris Thompson thanked a judge Wednesday for not sending her to Los Angeles County jail, which she doesn’t like, and said she deserved a longer sentence. She also told the judge, “God bless you.” State records show Thompson, who has used 27 aliases, has repeatedly been arrested during the past 55 years, mainly for petty theft and burglary. She’s gone to jail several times. Thompson slipped into the medical office on Dec. 19 and stole money from drawers. She pleaded guilty to burglary and was ordered to pay about $1,400 in restitution. She will be eligible for parole in about 18 months.

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The church will celebrate the one year anniversary of Ladies Night with a special recognition of the Rev. Iris Jordan. There will be a special musical performance and Evangelist Helen L. Gorham will bring the message. The church is located at 1315 Horner Blvd. in Sanford.

Elder Sylvester Quick will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 2320 Pilson Road in Sanford.

Beaver Creek Baptist Church

The single adult ministry will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Family Life Center for spiritual support and guidance. Communion will be taken at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road in Cameron.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Paul J. Shields will present the sermon, "Mimic Me?," at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 1333 Carthage St. in Sanford.

Cameron Grove AME Zion Church

A Black History program will be held Sunday at the church. A soul food dinner will be served following the 10 a.m. worship service. A play entitled, “Look Where He Brought Us From,” will follow the meal. The public is invited. The church is located at 309 Vernon St. in Broadway.

Center United Methodist Church

Youth and children’s programs will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. The church is located at 4141 S. Plank Road in Sanford.

Christian Life Family Worship Center

A Black History program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The church is located at 166 St. Andrews Church Road in Sanford.

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Deliverance Church of Christ Disciples of Christ A Black History program and celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Theme for this service will be “Looking Back, but Pressing Forward.” Guest Preacher will be Bishop Gilbert Branch from Bibleway Church in Siler City. Music will be rendered by duet singers Kristin Crandall and Jessica Smith, accompanied by Matt Goins on keyboard. The public is invited and welcomed to attend. The church is located at 17935 Hwy. 64 West in Siler City.

East Sanford Baptist Church The Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. AWANA will meet at 5:20 p.m. and the Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 6 p.m. worship service. The men’s fellowship breakfast will be held at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Wenger’s Restaurant. The church is located at 300 North Ave. in Sanford.

Emmanuel Baptist Church The Webbs Music Ministry will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. The church is located at 632 McCrimmon Road in Carthage.

Ephesus Baptist Church Four Heart Harmony will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 2724 White Hill Road in Sanford.

Exousia Christian Fellowship, Inc. "A Moment of Black History" will be observed at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service with a luncheon to follow. The church is located at 700 Bragg St. in Sanford.

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The Black History celebration will conclude Sunday with a soul food dinner following the worship service. Come dressed in old-fashion attire for this special occasion.

A Black History program will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday with soul food tasting and other activities.

Fountain of Life Ministries

Mission of Hope Independent Church

The women’s department will hold a fish plate sale at 11 a.m. Saturday. Plates will consist of fish, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and a piece of cake for $5. To place an order, call (919) 708-5776. The church is located at 3491 Cameron Drive in Sanford.

The Rev. Hubert Stacker will render the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 522 John Garner Road in Sanford.

Johnsonville AME Zion Church

Mt. Calvary Holy Church

The Rev. Jonathan Hawes will render the service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Mr. Hubert Hooker. The church is located at 243 Vernie Phillips Road.

The annual Black History program will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bill Walden of First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City as guest speaker. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 578 Stockyard Road in Siler City.

Grace Chapel Church

New Hope AME Zion Church

Youth Sunday will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service with Mitch Norman as the special speaker. AWANA meets at 6 p.m. and youth Bible studies, women’s Bible studies and regular evening service begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Sanford.

A Black History program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with several different speakers and the Fair Promise Mime Team. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 541 S. Plank Road in Sanford.

Gethsemane Holy Church

Greater Zion Holy Temple United Holy Church A come as you are worship service with a Black History program and free lunch will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. Dress casual. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 608 Odd Fellow St. in Sanford.

Nehemiah Christian Center Pastor Herbert Davis and Psiyina Davis will render the service at 7 p.m. Thursday at RAFI in Pittsboro. Everyone is invited.

New Life Praise Church (SBC)

Pastor Josh will continue with his series of messages on “Love in the Spirit” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. A verse by verse study and discussion from the book Hillmon Grove of Revelation is the focus Baptist Church of the 6 p.m. Sunday worThe Rev. Shannon ship service. Arnold will speak at the Adult Bible stud11 a.m. Sunday worship ies, Kids Klub, and Uth service. meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Deacon’s meeting Wednesday. will be held Monday in The church is located the church office building. at 2398 Wicker St. in CARE Team A will meet Sanford. at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church office building Rocky Fork with Marge and Bill Guy. Christian Church Prayer and Bible study The annual Christian will be held at 7 p.m. folrevival will be held at 7

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p.m. today with the Rev. Beth Burton speaking. Music will be provided by Marcus Parker. Refreshments will follow the service. Dr. Jerry Burton will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Music will be by Workin’ on Commission. Refreshments will follow the service. The Rocky Fork Movie Ministry will sponsor the Haiti Relief luncheon following the Sunday morning worship service. Cost is $10 per person with all proceeds going to the Haiti Relief Fund through the Church World Services. Spaghetti and salad will be served. The movie “Fire Proof” will be shown. An Elders meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 4246 Rocky Fork Church Road in Sanford.

St. James AME Church A building fund program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Evelyn Reives and the Family Ties rendering the service. The church is located at 1024 Boykin Ave. in Sanford.

St. Peter’s Church The church will celebrate Bishop W.L. Berryman’s pastoral anniversary beginning at 7:30 p.m. today with Pastor Charlie Hawes of Love Faith Fellowship Deliverance Center as guest speaker. Music will be provided by Love Faith Fellowship Deliverance Center Choir. The celebration conclusion will be held at 11:10 a.m. Sunday with a guest speaker and at 4 p.m. with Dr. Julia Harris of Mt. Carmel Pentecostal Holiness Assembly as guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Mt. Carmel Choir. The church is located at 2243 Pilson Road in Lemon Springs.

Shallow Well Church A ‘Scratch ‘n Sniff’ Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multi-purpose room of the church. The focus will be from Matthew 13:3-9 entitled, “Weeds in the Field.” This type of study is fun and interactive. The church is located at 1220 Broadway Road in Sanford.

Solid Rock Community Church Pastor Craig Dodson will speak on “How to Face Trials Patiently” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Adult Bible study and youth classes at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and children church provided. Transportation available, call (919) 776-1066. The church is located at 3220 Keller Andrews Church Road (Lee Christian School).

Tempting Congregational Church The annual Black History program will follow the Sunday morning worship service. The theme for this program is a “Parade of Fashion.” This is also what we call dress down/old fashion day. All are invited to attend.

Trinity Lutheran Church

The second Sunday in Lent worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. The first service will be held at 8:15 a.m. and the second service will be held at 10:30 a.m., both with Holy Communion. Coffee hour will follow the second service. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.. Wednesday Soupers are at 5:30 p.m. and Lenten service will be 6:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous (GA) will meet at 8 p.m. Friday. The church is located at 525 Carthage St. in Sanford.

Trinity United Methodist Church A joy night program will be held at 7 p.m. today with Glinda France as the guest speaker. The public is invited. A men in black program will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. All men are to wear black. The church is located at 532 Maple St. in Sanford.

Walk By Faith Christian Center Inc. Bishop Ulyess Upchurch of Increasing Faith Ministries will be the guest speaker at the 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The church is located at 232 Carter St. in Cameron.


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