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Young boy struck by car Eyewitness: Boy ‘darted out’ before being struck; condition unknown

TEARFUL DELHOMME SURPRISED BY RELEASE Acknowledging he was “blindsided” by his release, Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Jake Delhomme on Friday vowed his career wasn’t over in an emotional day that marked the end of an era Full Story, Page 1B


ONLINE: When more information is released on the accident, The Herald will post it online today at


SANFORD — A young boy who one witness said “darted out” into the road was struck by a car Friday evening on Tramway Road and was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill with life-threatening injuries.

The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on near Dreamland mobile home park, between Southern Lee High School and downtown Jonesboro. According to Trooper W.M. Johnson with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the boy was 10 years old, and the driver — a woman whose name was not released — was not at fault for the accident. “From all my witnesses,

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State troopers work the scene of an accident on Tramway Road where a young boy was struck by a car. The accident left a large dent in the car’s hood and cracks in the windshield. The boy’s condition was unknown as of press time Friday.



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NATION’S JOBLESS RATE BETTER THAN EXPECTED The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed 36,000 jobs, fewer than expected. The figures suggested the job market is slowly healing but that significant hiring has yet to occur. Full Story, Page 8A

Voluntary Agricultural District looking for local volunteers


INTERESTED? For more information, call the Lee County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension at (919) 775-5624.


FOREIGN HOSPITALS STEP IN TO HELP OUT Chile launched a hepatitis and tetanus vaccination campaign Friday and doctors warned of outbreaks of diarrhea, infection Full Story, Page 10A

OUR STATE WAKE SCHOOL BUS DEBATE GETS UGLIER A racially charged debate over school busing in North Carolina has turned even uglier after an education official referred to proponents of a diversity program as “animals out of the cages.” Full Story, Page 7A

ENTERTAINMENT TARANTINO FILM ANOTHER OSCAR-WORTHY WWII FLICK Quentin Tarantino rewrote the ending of World War II with “Inglourious Basterds,” his “Dirty Dozen”-style commando adventure that is nominated for best picture at Sunday’s Oscars. Full Story, Page 9A


Vol. 80, No. 53 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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Shuya Che (left), a professor at Nanjing Normal University in China and currently the instructor for CCCC’s Confucius Classroom enjoyed a month-long visit during February from her daughter Yixiao Cui (center) and husband Xiangyang Cui. While here, they visited landmarks like the White House.

Despite the wintry weather, CCCC professor’s family takes warm memories back to China By KATHERINE McDONALD


undled up in their winter coats, the Cui family shivered in Sanford’s unexpectedly chilly February weather. “It’s cold!” Xiangyang Cui, the father of the family, said as his wife, Shuya Che, acted as interpreter. North Carolinians they met assured the family from Nanjing, the People’s Republic of China, that the wintry blasts that swept through the state during the month were not typical winter weather for the area. The bitter cold was one more memory Cui and his daughter, Yixiao Cui, would take home with them. He and the couple’s 15-year-old daughter traveled approximately 7,000 miles from

HAPPENING TODAY ■ Central Carolina Community College’s associate degree in nursing program will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, located on 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will help cover expenses for the program’s annual pinning ceremony. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (503) 956-2688.

Yixiao Cui (second from left) had the opportunity to sit in on classes at Lee County High School to meet students, see education in the United States and practice her English. During a lunch break, she relaxed with new friends (from left, clockwise) Taylor Batten, Sesily West, Kyndal Rouse and John Grossfuss. Nanjing to Sanford to spend the month of February with Che and do some sightseeing. Cui is an economics professor at Nanjing University of Economics and Finance and Yixiao is a tenth-grader

at the Nanjing Foreign Language School. Both took advantage of their semester breaks to make the trip. In China, Che is an as-

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SANFORD — Don Nicholson wants Lee County residents to see that, like it or not, farming is real. “Farming is not a Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post magazine cover,” he said. Nicholson is chairman of the Lee County Agricultural Advisory Board, which is accepting applications for the Lee County Voluntary Agricultural District starting April 1. The program is designed to protect farmers, preserve farmland and increase the visibility of farms in the area. “It makes agriculture more visible and hopefully puts a new light on it. Agriculture is like an easy target sometimes,” he said. “If the farmers don’t have land to farm, they’re out of business. This is where your food comes from.” Voluntary Agricultural Districts have become more common across the state as communities become concerned about disappearing open space. There’s currently about 75 VADs across the state, said Susan Condlin, director of the Lee County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Condlin said the board brought farmers, realtors,

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY ■ The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at SAGE Academy in Siler City. ■ The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. ■ The Siler City Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Siler City.

TUESDAY ■ The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro. ■ The Moore County Airport Authority will meet at 10 a.m. at the Airport Terminal Building, Highway 22, Pinehurst.

WEDNESDAY ■ An ad hoc committee meeting of the Lee County Board of Education has been set to discuss Policy 4301 — student dress and appearance and Policy 7340 — employee dress and appearance in the assembly room at the Heins Education Building in Sanford.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Gabriel Osborne, John R. Chalmers, Shenita Durham Buie, Ethan James Tolley, Spencer Franklin Jones, Raven Piper Moon Alvarez, Ashley Lynn Holleman, Sandra Parries, Patricia Alston, Desi West, Anthony Brown, June Potts, Elton Wallace, Laquan Clegg, Dorothy Jean Stevens and Little Bit. CELEBRITIES: Rock singer-musician David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) is 64. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 63. Actor Tom Arnold is 51. Actor D.L. Hughley is 46. Actress Moira Kelly is 42. Actress Amy Pietz is 41. Rock musician Chris Broderick (Megadeth) is 40. NBA player Shaquille O’Neal is 38. Country singer Trent Willmon is 37. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 36. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 33. Rock musician Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) is 26. Actor Eli Marienthal is 24. Actor Dillon Freasier (“There Will Be Blood”) is 14. Actress Savannah Stehlin is 14.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING ■ Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to get back into the garden! Cooperative Extension will once again offer the 4-H Community Gardening program at the Extension Center for families that are interested in learning how to grow successful gardens, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and enjoy an overall healthier lifestyle. Applications are currently being accepted from families that are interested in enrolling in the program. Please call 775-5624 for more information and to learn how to be a part of this exciting project. ■ The Lee County American Red Cross is now accepting reservations for Lifeguard classes. Call (919) 774-6857 to register.

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TODAY ■ Central Carolina Community College’s associate degree in nursing program will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, located on 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will help cover expenses for the program’s annual pinning ceremony. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (503) 956-2688. ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a Lay Responder CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant with AED and Standard First Aid class. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. ■ Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” will begin at 7 p.m. at the theater. The play, directed by Tom Dalton, features local upper middle and high school students who’ve been part of the conservatory this season. Ticket information can be found online at or by calling the box office at (919) 774-4155. ■ The High Falls Fire and Rescue annual “Chicken Stew and Classic Car Cruise-In” will be held from 2 p.m. into the evening at High Falls Elementary, located 12 miles north of Carthage on N.C. 22. Cost for stew is $7 per plate. For more information, call (910) 464-3771.

SUNDAY ■ The 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 ■ Temple Theatre’s Winter Youth Conservatory’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” will begin at 2 p.m. at the theater. The play, directed by Tom Dalton, features local upper middle and high school students who’ve been part of the conservatory this season. Ticket information can be found online at or by calling the box office at (919) 774-4155.




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

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Ian Higgins, 10, (left) shares examples of his artwork with students in Central Carolina Community College’s Early Childhood Education Creative Activities class. Higgins is a fourth grader in Chapel Hill and is the grandson of class instructor David Leperi of Pittsboro. The CCCC students are learning about the use of creative activities in educating young children. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at or by phone at (919) 718-1225. ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford. Contact the Lee County Red Cross Chapter at 774-6857 or visit to schedule your appointment to donate. ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym at Central Carolina Community College, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. Contact Mike Neal to schedule an appointment at 718-7337 or visit to schedule your appointment to donate. ■ The Democratic Women and the Lee County Democratic Party will host a Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet on Tuesday in the Wilrik Hotel ballroom in downtown Sanford (152 S. Steele Street). Doors open at 6 p.m., and candidates will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. Candidates running for state-wide office and those running for local office have been invited. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Please e-mail or call (919) 718.9242 for more information.

WEDNESDAY ■ The Living With Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. ■ 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 encour-

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■ 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. ■ “Landscape Design” workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the McSwain Center, hosting by the Lee County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Class is free, but preregistration required by calling 775-5624. ■ Fresh Produce Safety Farmer Listening Session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. Please RSVP for this event by calling Jane Tripp at (919) 542-8202.

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Transit invites residents to talk grant programs PITTSBORO — Chatham Transit Network is inviting residents to provide input on transit funding opportunities during a public hearinat 8:30 a.m. on March 19, in its office located at 480 Hillsboro St. This is the back side of the Chatham Mills building behind Chatham Marketplace. As part of Chatham County’s Community Transportation Program, Chatham Transit is applying for three different grants through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Division. The hearing will allow residents to provide ideas on the use of the funds. The grant from the Community Transportation Program would pay for 85 percent of Chatham Transit’s administrative costs, such as personnel, office supplies, computer software, office equipment, insurance and related items. If approved, it will cover 90 percent of the cost of new vehicles. Chatham Transit is applying for funds to purchase three new vehicles. The second grant would target transit for the elderly and disabled. The third grant would provide transportation for students at Central Carolina Community College so that they can acquire skills to compete in the job market. This could serve Pittsboro and Siler City students. For more information, e-mail or visit www. — from staff reports


Bankruptcies halt Olmsted Village auction

CARTHAGE (MCT) — The foreclosure auction of three parcels in a shopping center near Pinehurst that was slated for Thursday never happened. That’s because at least two corporations involved with those properties filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. That halted any action on the land, which was to have gone to the highest bidder on the steps of the Moore County Courthouse. OVB LLC and Camellia Parke LLC filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 on Wednesday. Both are signed by Marty McKenzie, who is listed as manager/ member. He could not be reached Thursday for comment. Chapter 11 is generally sought by companies that are looking for a way to continue operating while they reorganize and eventually emerge from bankruptcy. McKenzie developed Olmsted Village, just outside Pinehurst on N.C. 211. About six years ago, he spearheaded construction of a new section of Olmsted Village — a grouping

of distinct buildings called Camellia Parke Shoppes. He set out to bring in tenants of the upscale, national chain variety. The center landed some tenants, including Jos. A. Bank. But several of the Camellia Parke spaces have remained vacant since they were built. Camellia Parke Shoppes was one of the Olmsted Village properties that would have been auctioned had it not been for the bankruptcy filing. The other parcels that were involved are home to Rite Aid, Lowes Foods and the Wachovia bank building. Sixteen creditors are listed in bankruptcy documents for Camellia Parke LLC. — Fayetteville Observer


Driver’s mental health worsened, witness says FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — Abdullah El-Amin Shareef’s mental health worsened after his father’s heart attack, the death of his mother and a fire at the family home in Raeford in December 2003, family friend testified Friday. The friend, Rashad Rahmaan, is director of the Sunlight Behavior Center, which works with individuals and families affected by mental illness or substance abuse. Rahmaan also said Shareef needed some kind of in-patient mental health care during that time. Rahmaan testified for the defense during Shareef’s capital murder trial in Cumberland County Superior Court. During cross-examination, Rahmaan admitted he was not a licensed therapist or mental health counselor, and was unable to make an expert assessment. Shareef, 31, is accused of stealing two vehicles and running down five people on the morning of April 14, 2004, in Cumberland and Harnett counties. One man, Lonel Bearl Bass of Linden, was killed. Shareef has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and attempted murder. — Fayetteville Observer


‘Compassion’ roundtable highlights problem of poverty in Lee County


his week, we Take 5 with Jan Hayes, the director of the Lee County United Way, about the organization’s “Compassion ‘10� event, held last week. Hayes, a native of Hamlet, has been the executive director of the United Way since 2006. Hayes She’s also just been elected to the board of directors for the United Way of North Carolina, where she also is co-chairman of its public policy committee. A former chairman of the Lee County Board of Education, she received degrees from both Peace College and Meredith College - from the latter, a bachelors degree in sociology and social work - before earning her masters in liberal studies from N.C. State University in 2006. In addition to serving on the board of education, Hayes is a trustee of Central Carolina Community College and a member of the Lee County YMCA board of directors. She and her husband, Charles Hayes — who works as the president and CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership — have three children and two grandchildren. The Hayeses are members of St. Luke United Methodist Church.


: We’ve heard about COMPASSION ’10, but what actually took place?


: About 90 leaders from nonprofit groups, church ministries, governmental agencies and schools got together at the McSwain Center on Feb. 25 for our second-annual community roundtable to improve human services in Lee County.

What we’re trying to do is get everyone working together, so we can be more effective. Our ultimate goal, of course, is getting our neighbors the assistance they need and helping them improve their lives for the long term. The event opened with a presentation on fire safety by Shane Seagroves from Lee County Emergency Management, but the main presentation, by Susan Pennock from Communities In Schools of North Carolina, was titled “Understanding Poverty.�


: Doesn’t everyone pretty much know what poverty is?


: Everyone knows it means not having much money, but what many of us didn’t fully grasp is that not everyone without money faces the same challenges. Susan talked a lot about the differences between “situational poverty� and “generational poverty.� Situational poverty is more like a temporary setback, when someone loses a job. It’s serious, but people usually have family members who can help out financially, more education to fall back on and other benefits to help them recover fairly quickly. Generational poverty is when a family has been poor for two or more generations, and it’s far more difficult to escape because it leads to a different way of thinking and acting — a way that can make it hard to recover. The two have some things in common, but they’re not the same.


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Lee Co. United Way — running a restaurant, teaching children in school or even being editor of a newspaper — you need to understand the people you’re trying to serve. That means knowing how your customers think and what motivates them to act in certain ways. We do it all the time, but it’s easy to lose focus, even on important things, in the daily rush. For nonprofits — and I’m including ministries, governmental agencies and schools in this, too — losing focus can mean becoming ineffective. One reason is that most of our organizations operate from a middleclass mindset and that’s very different from the perspective of most of our clients. The goal is to take what Susan taught and use it to change the way food pantries, homeless shelters and all other service groups operate in our community.


: That sounds awfully ambitious for one conference. Will it make any real difference?


: We sure hope so. But COMPASSION ’10 wasn’t only the one afternoon. What we did at the McSwain Center was just the beginning. Last year, we set up working groups to tackle our five biggest problems, which were providing food, employment, financial help, dropout


: We’ve already had COMPASSION ’09 and COMPASSION ’10. Does this mean we should expect a COMPASSION ’11?


: Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We still have a lot of work to do this year. But I guess that’s the plan. The United Way of Lee County coordinated the roundtable this year with Communities In Schools, but it takes a lot of people working together to make this kind of event happen. Now that we’ve held it twice, though, we’re beginning to know what our clients for this roundtable want and need. (You see, we’re all trying to understand our clients better!) So, as long as this COMPASSION roundtable is helpful, we’ll certainly plan on holding it again.

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‘Justice Reinvestment’ study will be useful Sun Journal of New Bern


e have a prime opportunity in the coming year or two to take a step back, look at those we send to our state prisons and how long we require them to remain behind bars. North Carolina state government will be partnering with the Council of State Government’s Justice Center to conduct a “Justice Reinvestment” study. The study is aimed at looking at objective data surrounding our criminal justice system and looking at options for redirecting our money that could change the number of

people sent to prison while at the same time reducing crime. The Justice Center has a track record of helping other states. Two that come to mind are Texas and Kansas, where hundreds of millions of dollars have been saved by strengthening their probation and parole systems, resulting in reduced recidivism. As a growing state, North Carolina will have to spend millions building new prisons, and even additional dollars providing correction officers to oversee new prisoners if the state continues on its current track. That is sure to hit taxpayers

in the pocketbook or eat into other state priorities. While we see public safety as a top priority for state government, we also think money spent protecting us from criminals should be spent wisely. We hope the study group will take a hard look at the effectiveness of our “habitual felon” law, sometimes called a “three strikes” law. Is this really necessary, particularly for non-violent felons? The state’s sentencing structure already takes into account previous convictions. The habitual felon law seems to be unnecessary duplication, an excuse to, figuratively speaking, lock

someone up and throw away the key. Taking a hard look at how we incarcerate people on nontrafficking drug charges would also be wise. Perhaps we would be wise to start looking at drug abuse as a health problem instead of a criminal justice problem. According to Department of Correction statistics, more than 5,000 inmates last year were serving sentences for non-trafficking drug charges. At an average cost of nearly $27,000 to keep an inmate in prison for one year, the savings from not incarcerating such inmates would approach $135

million a year. What’s encouraging about the study is the cross-section of North Carolina leaders supporting the effort. Leaders from all three branches of state government have signed on, as have leaders of both political parties in the General Assembly. It will certainly be a good thing for us to take off our partisan and ideological filters to see what the study reveals. At worst, we’ll have a lot of data available on which to base future decisions. At best, we could save hundreds of millions of tax dollars and have a safer state.

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he right accuses Barack Obama of dragging the country way left, and the left calls him gutless. The president is proving both of them wrong. From under that mild-mannered exterior has recently emerged a man of steel — though his flexibility speaks more of Spider-Man than Superman. Whichever, he’s tackling problems that conservatives say only they have the gumption to fix. And he’s doing it at the risk of offending important Democratic constituencies. We’ve just seen Obama spin a tactical web that may drag health care reform out of a political dark alley. His administration has begun enforcing the nation’s immigration laws in the only way that works, by nabbing those who hire undocumented workers. ... Now the administration is angering teachers’ unions in the name of education. Without flinching, it has supported a Rhode Island school superintendent who fired all the teachers at Central Falls High School after they refused to accept a reasonable package of reforms. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised Frances Gallo and the state education official who backed her for “doing the right thing for kids.” I never thought I’d see that happen. Teachers are among the Democrats’ staunchest supporters, and the president has heretofore shown little stomach for displeasing public-employee unions. ... But now Obama is standing with the people against the foes of change. A factory town, Central Falls was ravaged in the recession and wasn’t doing so hot before. It is full of good working people wanting more for their children than they have. More than half the high school’s students don’t graduate, and only one in 10 can do math at grade level. If any school could benefit from the administration’s anti-dropout program, it is Central Falls High. And this isn’t some “liberal” plan to throw money at public schools. The school-improvement grants come with tough strings attached, including possible closure of failing institutions. Superintendent Gallo first tried to negotiate with teachers. She wanted them to add 25 minutes to their 6.5hour workday, provide one hour a week of tutoring and eat lunch with students once a week for the same pay. It’s true that these poor kids, many speaking only Spanish, pose more challenges to educators than children from privileged backgrounds. But the least they expect is that their teachers, making an average $72,000 to $78,000 a year, put in a full day on the job. To private-sector workers facing layoffs, furloughs, frozen pensions and assorted give-backs and chore add-ons, the demands being made on these teachers must seem modest. And how many of them wouldn’t jump for 100-percent job security, which the Central Falls teachers were promised in return for embracing reform. ...

Pirates on Ocracoke O

n Ocracoke Island they still talk about pirates. In fact, the first thing I saw as I got off the ferry that brought Bob Anthony and me across Pamlico Sound to Ocracoke was a historical marker that read, “Lt. Robert Maynard — Of the Royal Navy. Sent by Gov. Spotswood of Virginia, in the sloop ‘Ranger,’ killed the pirate Blackbeard off shore, 1718.” In his book, “Ocracokers,” Alton Ballance D.G. Martin tells how some people still, erroneously, One on One tie the island’s name to Blackbeard. “In the D.G. Martin is author early morning hours before his fatal enof “Interstate Eateries” counter with Lieutenant Robert Maynard, Blackbeard, anxious for the dawn to arrive, On the ferry for the two and a half hour was supposed to have looked ashore near ride to the mainland, a crowd of lively teenOcracoke Village and bellowed ‘O Crow agers joined us. They settled into their seats Cock! O Crow Cock!’” Ballance was our host, and he let us join a so quickly that you’d think they had been group of public school teachers at a seminar assigned. Out came the cards and the games began, a scrabble game at another table, sponsored by the North Carolina Center for books and study groups in the corners. the Advancement of Teaching. He told us a They were the Ocracoke Dolphins girls lot more about pirates, shipwrecks, fishing, hurricanes, currents, the restless movement and boys basketball teams on their way to games against the Mattamuskeet High of barrier islands, and the special accents School. The high school component of the and character of island people. He took us Ocracoke School has only up and down the streets of about 25 students. So the Ocracoke village, tell‘Ballance worried that the most of them get to “make ing us who lived in every isolation of island life might the team.” house and how the familimit the prospects of its We listened for the lies have been intertwined distinctive High Toide-Ocresidents, like the 77-yearfor centuries. He showed racoke brogue. We heard us the island’s forests and old woman who, he said, not a single hint of an the wide, shifting beaches, never left the island, even accent from them. Only explaining how the fierce for a day. Then, the next their coach had a touch ocean leaves its mark on minute, he worried that of a seacoast accent. “I everything. grew up in Baltimore, “ he the connections of modern Ballance worried that the isolation of island life times and the influx of new explained. Those basketball playmight limit the prospects people might destroy the ers have now been “off the of its residents, like the 77island life he obviously island” many times. And year-old woman who, he loves so much.’ there will probably never said, never left the island, be another islander like even for a day. Then, the the woman who never left next minute, he worried for even a single day. that the connections of modern times and But we can ask, as Ballance meant for us the influx of new people might destroy the to do, what is our own island and must we island life he obviously loves so much. leave its protected shores to find the chalTwenty years ago, in “Ocracokers,” Ballenges that make a rewarding and useful life lance wrote what he still says today: “Even possible? Or can we find that life right where though parts of the old fishing village have we are? made way for motels, restaurants, and shops, there are still remnants of the past: D.G. Martin is the author of “Interstate wooden, white-painted boats tied to stakes Eateries,” a guide to family owned homein the Creek; nets and other fishing gear cooking restaurants near North Carolina’s cluttering front yards; and old people who interstate highways. watch a faster way of life, measuring its worth against days long past. And there are the children of the transition, myself included, who must balance the old ways and the new and go on living in the village beneath I exhort first of all that ... giving of thanks the lighthouse and the water tower.” be made for ... all who are in authority. (I There was a part of me that wanted to Timothy 1:1,2) stay on the island with Ballance and enjoy PRAYER: Father, we pray for the people those remnants of island life while they still in authority, that they will come to You in remain. prayer before they make decisions that afBut it was time to go home. fect all our lives. Amen.

Today’s Prayer

Perhaps the school district is entirely unaware or, worse, absolutely indifferent to the fact that families and students have other activities and responsibilities which are previously planned which take place on Saturdays. Some of these activities include cheerleading, gymnastics, family responsibilities, church activities and Boy Scout district pow-wows ... just to name a few. I fully understand the need to ”make up” the lost day of school. However, the short notice of three days is an entirely unacceptable length of time to give to require students/ families to adjust schedules to accommodate the students attending school. Further, we give the schools 100 percent every day Monday through Friday. As already stated, Saturdays are family days. I deeply resent the thoughtless scheduling of a make-up day by the school district on a Saturday. Once, OK ... we understand. But this is becoming the “norm” rather than the exception. Unless the schools intend to provide programs which will compensate for the lost time and attention to other commitments, I suggest they limit their make-up days to weekdays. In addition, unless they intend to teach my nine children how to scrub toilets, clean bathrooms, make beds and other general life skills at school on these Saturdays, I suggest they choose another day for their studies and leave my days for my lessons. Certainly, with all of the combined education of all of the administrators within the Lee County School District, a better solution or at least a more considerate solution can be found. I am considering starting a petition to abolish Saturday make-up days without a week’s notice prior to the make up day. There is a system already established to compensate for snow days and other needs that arise. Why is Lee County School District not adhering to the system? I would like a logical and reasonable answer besides the lame excuses already stated by administration. JENNIFER COOPER Sanford

Law won’t mean hunters sitting in our yards To the Editor:

Would someone please stand up and tell the people of Sanford that they are not going to awake one morning with bow hunters sitting in their yards. In response to D.H. Axner, your letter speaks for its self. Archery is already legal inside the city limits of Sanford and other cities across the state. Most shots taken are well inside of 50 yards, and most bow hunters are seasoned hunters who don’t take shots that are beyond their ability. The new law will only extend the hunting season inside the city limits for those who would like to take advantage of it. You must still have the written permission from the land owner and obey the laws of the state. CARROLL RICKARD Sanford


The Sanford Herald / Saturday, March 6, 2010 / 5A


SANFORD — Funeral service for Harold Monroe “Buck” Gaines, 62, who died Tuesday (3/2/10), was conducted Friday at Zion Christian Church with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pianist was Gerri Hearn. The Zion Quartet and the Gaines Trio sang prior and during the service. Teresa Pilson sang at the graveside and Joe Edwards played Taps. Pallbearers were Oscar Pace, Donald Alford, Randy Pope, Cephus Clark, Eric Jernigan, Tommy Fallin, Dewitt Baker and Joe Edwards. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Elizabeth Loso

SANFORD — Elizabeth M. Loso, 88, died Thursday ( 3/4/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Born in Queens, N.Y., she moved to Sanford in 1998. She is survived by her husband, Edward C. Loso; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward J. and Anne M. Loso, James and Kathleen Loso and Steven and Kimberly Loso; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James Raynor; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home with Msgr. Stephen Worsley presiding. Condolences can be made to Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Jake Petty

SANFORD — Jake J. Petty, 90, of 13 J.P. Lane, died Wednesday (3/3/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. On Nov. 11, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on Dec. 4, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Colon, Eli, Fred, Percy and Rush; and sisters, Callie and Hazel. He is survived by his wife, Katie Petty; sons, Jeff Petty and wife Tonya and Jerome Petty and wife Leslie; daughters, Mary Dalrymple, Marcella McCrimmon and Lisa Johnson and husband Clark, all of Sanford, Rebecca Nelson and husband

Tommy of Rural Hall and Linda Eaton and husband Greg of Wake Forest; a brother, Jeff C. Petty and wife Helen; a sister, Ellen P. Dowdy of Carthage; mother-in-law, Coledo Goins; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven brothers-in-law, nine sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McQueens Chapel United Methodist Church in Lemon Springs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Jeffery Brownlee LILLINGTON — Funeral service for Jeffery Clifford Brownlee, 44, of 470 Quail Road, who died Tuesday (3/2/10), was conducted Friday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Moore officiating. Burial followed at Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Guitarist and soloist was Jimmy Campbell and taped music was played. Pallbearers were Jamie Byrd, Tommy Harris, Dale Harris, Thomas Holmes, Fred Sloan and Eduardo De La Cruz. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

John Carter MONCURE — Funeral service for John Michael Carter, 78, of 38 Seymour Ave., who died Sunday (2/28/10), was conducted Friday at New Endland AME Zion Church with the Rev. Edward Spence Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Lee Memory Garden. Soloists were Mary Seymour and Robert Wood. Pallbearers were friends of the family. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Caley Mitchell NEW HILL — Funeral service for Caley Lundy Mitchell, 81, of 756 Lower Thrift Road, who died Saturday (2/27/10), was conducted Wednesday at New Elam Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Moore and Jon Lorbacher officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Soloists were Marcie Lorbacher and Andy Holland. Pianist was Marcie Lorbacher.

Pallbearers were Paul Hollis, Danny Wimberly, David Lorbacher, Tim Brown, Don Fradel, Gordon Parker, Bobby Diggs and Larry Ray. Honorary pallbearers were former co-workers and friends. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Moncure.

Charles Pugh Sr. SILER CITY — Charles Pugh Sr., 67, of 508 Old Plank Road, died Monday (3/1/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He is survived by daughters, Melinda Headen of Sanford and Bertina Pugh of Siler City; sons, Jimmy Pugh of Bear Creek and Daryl Pugh and wife Patricia of Siler City; sisters, Ethel Baldwin, Virginia Degraffenreaidt, Mable Marsh, Gloria Alston and Brenda Walker; brothers, Henry Pugh, Odell Pugh Jr., Earnest J. Pugh, George Alston, Daniel Alston, Ricky Alston and wife Claudia and Jerry Alston; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Union Grove AME Zion Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. James E. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.

Michael Sharp WEST END — Memorial service for Michael Dwayne Sharp, who died Thursday (3/4/10), was held Friday at West End Methodist Church. He is survived by his mother, Lou Anne Cline; stepfather, Joe A. Cline of West End; a brother, Thomas E. Sharp; stepsisters, Jo Ann Allen and husband Don and Sandra Brown and husband Benny, all of West End, and Patricia Martins de Sa and husband Roberto of San Paulo, Brazil; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the West End Methodist Food Pantry, P.O. Box 276, West End, N.C. 27376 or FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Carl Byrd Jr. LILLINGTON — Carl Allen Byrd Jr., 63, of Cary, formerly of Lillington, died Friday (3/5/10) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh Arrangements will be announced by O’QuinnPeebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

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geographic information system officials, the taxing office and economic development representatives together in creating planning for the VAD program. Now, the agricultural advisory board is trying to spread the word and interest those who need protecting. “We’ve gone to area farmers, livestock producers, foresters and given presentations,” Condlin said. The board will begin accepting applications from interested farmers April 1. It costs $50 and farmers, who must have 10 acres of agricultural land, 20 acres of forestry or five acres of horticultural land, have to be eligible for the presentuse-value tax program, Condlin said. Farmers who participate will receive a sign for their farm, and if a township chooses to participate, a large sign will be erected at its border line, Condlin said. Broadway has a memorandum of understanding to develop VAD programs.

In applying, the farmer signs a conservation agreement filed with the county register of deeds. That way, those who search for tracts of land will know which area is protected farmland, Condlin said. Sometimes people move near farmland and find that the smell of chickens or the noises from a farm bother them. The VAD lets others know ahead of time that these things are to be expected in certain areas. “The business of agriculture is happening. Don’t complain; you know about it,” Condlin said. New neighbors to farms don’t always understand, Nicholson said. “You get out on a real farm, animal poop stinks,” he said, laughing. “There’s a lot of nuisance lawsuits against farmers. It kind of hits home with someone like myself.” With identifiable VADs, newcomers to the area are told up front that they’re buying a piece of land close to a farm, “so expect some smells, some dust, some noise. You’re going into the transaction with your eyes open,” Nicholson said. “They don’t have

POLICE BEAT SANFORD ■ John Howard Snyder, 33, reported fraud/credit card fraud/ATM fraud Thursday at 1135 Carthage St. in Sanford. ■ Kangaroo #136 reported robbery Thursday at 1612 Tramway Road in Sanford. ■ Roshawna Gibbs Hooker, 29, reported larceny Thursday. ■ Pranaykumar J. Patel, 31, reported fraud/credit card fraud/ATM fraud Thursday at 140 Westchase Run in Sanford. ■ William Charles Leliever, 63, reported larceny Thursday. ■ Brandon Drew Allred, 27, reported larceny Thursday. ■ Walmart reported larceny — shoplifting Thursday at 3310 N.C. 87 in Sanford. ■ Hazelene Patterson Dearman, 52, reported a hit and run at 299 Wicker St./S. Horner Boulevard. ■ Catherine Michelle Speagle, 37, was arrested Thursday at 42 Badders Road in Sanford on a charge of obtaining property by false pretense. ■ Ronnie Lee McCain, 49, was arrested Thursday at 606 S. Moore St. in Sanford on a charge of failure to appear. ■ Antonio Desuan Gillard, 20, was arrested Thursday at Wicker Street in Sanford on a charge of true bill of indictment. ■ Claudia Magana Castro, 39, was arrested

Thursday at 3310 N.C. 87 on a charge of larceny. ■ Sheila Renee Heck, 30, was arrested Thursday at 5008 Woodstone Court in Sanford on a charge of hit and run leaving the scene of property damage. ■ Scott Lawrence Lopez, 38, was arrested Thursday at 536 Autumn Valley Drive in Sanford and charged with communicating threats.

HARNETT COUNTY ■ Amos Sechrist, 46, of 6710 Cool Springs Road in Broadway was arrested Wednesday and charged with breaking and entering, larceny of dog and possessing/concealing stolen property. He was held in Harnett County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. ■ Christopher Michael Carver, 25, of 60 Cooper Store Road in Sanford was arrested Thursday and charged with injury to personal property. Cooper was held in Harnett County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond. His trial date is March 25 in Harnett County Court in Lillington. CHATHAM COUNTY ■ Officers from the Criminal Enforcement Team of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturated patrol assignment in southwestern Chatham County and cited six subjects for ten driving, alcohol and minor drug related

some irate homeowner coming back to them and saying, ‘You didn’t tell me that.’ It’s there in black and white.” And the need to farm is strong in Lee County, Condlin said. “It’s a way of life for a lot of people. You can pass that farm to your family and they will survive on this business,” she said. “We still have the safest food supply in the world. We never want to become dependent on another country for food and fiber.” Nicholson was born and raised on a farm in Lee County. He believes VADs offer farmers a sense of security. “We’re losing farmland really, really fast ... to mostly urban encroachment,” he said. “I think it’s really important to save what we’ve got left. It’s kind of a protection thing for the farmers.” Suburbanites can appreciate the open, green space, too, Condlin said. “People also want quality of life. When you preserve the farmland, you preserve the open space,” she said. “People come for many reasons to rural communities because they like open space.”

charges. The operations were conducted on Devil’s Tramping Ground Road on Feb. 26 and Gee’s Grove Church Road on Thursday. The following were cited and released: ❏ Kenneth L. Maness, 43, of 1852 River Road in Robbins was charged with possession of an open container. He has a court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on April 1. ❏ Samuel William Moody, 21, of 963 Barker Road in Bear Creek was charged with possession of an open container. He has a court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on April 17. ❏ John Henry Hayes, 56, of 2685 South Main St. in Goldston was charged with driving with a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has a court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on April 1. ❏ Christopher Atkins, 23, of 1075 Falls Creek Church Road in Bennett was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has a court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on March 17. ❏ Allison Elizabeth Pittman, 16, of 805 N. Glenn Ave. Siler City was charged with possession of one dosage unit of oxycodene and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has a court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on March 17.

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sociate professor at the International College for Chinese Studies, Nanjing Normal University. She has been in the United States since August as a visiting professor at Central Carolina Community College and instructor of the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Confucius Classroom. The Classroom, the first at an American community college, is a partnership with N.C. State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Confucius Institute, Nanjing Normal University, and Hanban, the office of the Chinese Language Council International. Che will teach at the college for another year and a half. In May, she will spend several weeks in China with the Confucius Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer study program for interested Americans and others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chinese is second only to English as an international language of business,â&#x20AC;? said CCCC President Bud Marchant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal with the Confucius Classroom is to educate students for an increasingly global business environment and increase business and cultural links between the local area and China. The visit by Shuya Cheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family was a wonderful opportunity to increase cross-cultural understanding and friendship. We are delighted they could come.â&#x20AC;? Meeting Americans and seeing some of the country was an impressive experience for the family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My husband said that, in China, we know

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Shuya Che (second from left), a professor at Nanjing Normal University in China, and currently the instructor for Central Carolina Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Confucius Classroom, enjoyed a month-long visit during February from her husband, Xiangyang Cui (left) and daughter Yixiao Cui (center). While teaching at CCCC for two years, Che is living with Matt (right) and Becky Garrett, of Sanford. The Garretts also hosted her family and showed them some of the sights in North Carolina, including the beach and the Biltmore Estate. many things about America, but we wanted to see what the real America is like with our eyes,â&#x20AC;? Che said. While at the college, Che lives with Matt Garrett, the former president of CCCC, and his wife, Becky, in Sanford. The Garretts hosted her family during their visit and took them to see the local area, the beach, and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. They had to cut short their visit there because of an impending snowstorm. The Cui family also joined a tour group and visited sites in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lincoln Memorial was marvelous,â&#x20AC;? Yixiao said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lincoln is a great man.â&#x20AC;? The big cities were exciting, but the family loved the rural areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New York and Washington were beautiful,â&#x20AC;?

Che said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the countryside is more beautiful. You have more land than I imagined. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we all think.â&#x20AC;? The sightseeing was impressive, but it was the people they met that created the warmest memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew Americans were outgoing and friendly,â&#x20AC;? Che said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, we know this with our own eyes. Americans are friendly as Chinese. Americans and Chinese can have real friendship in the future.â&#x20AC;? The family not only learned more about the United States and Americans, but also shared information about their country and culture with those they met. Che laughed as she said some Americans think Chinese eat soup with chopsticks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No more than you use forks to eat it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many think modern China is not

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developed, but it is developing very fast. Some Americans asked me questions like the Chinese donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about computers, but we have what you have. The Chinese hope more Americans will go to China and visit and get to know the real China with their own eyes.â&#x20AC;? As the Cui family stayed with the Garretts, both were surprised at some of the eating differences. The Chinese eat broth soups with some noodles in them, while most American soups have vegetables and meats. Che said that, after a meal, her family eats fruit. Staying with the Garretts, they became acquainted with Americanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of sweet desserts. Most surprising to them was eating ice cream and cold drinks in cold weather. The Garretts were surprised that a cup of hot water was the usual beverage with a Chinese meal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use tap water and boil it,â&#x20AC;? Che said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also drink hot tea, but not ice tea.â&#x20AC;? The Cuis have both a Col. Sanders Kentucky

Fried Chicken and a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s near their Nanjing apartment. Both the Cuis and Garretts laughed as Che said that, since Colonel Sanders is older, the restaurant is referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grandfather Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;? and McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle McDonald.â&#x20AC;? When not sightseeing, Yixiao, the daughter, spent several days each week at Lee County High School, sitting in on AP European History and AP Chemistry classes and becoming acquainted with the students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to meet people my age, talk to them and practice my English,â&#x20AC;? said Yixiao, who has been studying English for seven years. She goes by the nickname, Xiao-Xiao, pronounced in English approximately as â&#x20AC;&#x153;schau-schau.â&#x20AC;? That was still a challenge for most Americans, so when people stumbled over her name, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just call me â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Smileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what my name means in Chinese.â&#x20AC;? American and Chinese high schools are very different, she said. Her school is seven stories high and has about 3,000 students, while Lee Senior has two stories and 1,400 students. Here, class enrollments number in the 20s; in China, there are approximately 60 in a class. In the United States, teachers stay in the classroom and the students change classes; in China, the students stay in one room and the teachers come to them. At home, Yixiao is in school from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., compared to the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule at Lee Senior. Lee students are on the block system, taking four 90-minute classes each day during a semester. In China, Yixiao has 45-minute classes, and studies eight or nine courses each day for the whole school year. There was one simi-

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there was nothing she could do,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. He added that there will not be any charges against the driver. Chris Howard of Sanford was driving in front of the woman who struck the child Friday, and said he saw the boy run into the road after he passed him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was watching the rearview (mirror), because I was thinking the kid was going to run out,â&#x20AC;? Howard told The Herald. Howard said the boy, who was standing along the side of the road with another child, looked to be about elementary age. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He darted out in front of her,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He flew at least 10 feet over her car. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going that fast. There was nothing anyone could do.â&#x20AC;? The boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition was unknown as of press time.



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The Sanford Herald / Saturday, March 6, 2010 / 7A


STATE BRIEFS Some Blue Cross execs get raises, others cut

Perdue unveils plans to help stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small biz loans

School busing debate gets uglier By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Blue Cross and Blue Shield gave raises to some top executives, but others took pay cuts as profits fell at North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest insurer last year. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that former CEO Bob Greczyn received total compensation of more than $4 million, about 2 percent more than a year earlier. Greczyn retired Feb. 1. In its annual report to the state Insurance Department, Blue Cross reported that new CEO Brad Wilson earned more than $1.8 million in 2009, also about a 2 percent raise. Wilson took over the top job last month. Of Blue Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top 10 executives, several took pay cuts for 2009, including the chief medical officer and at least two vice presidents. Critics of Blue Cross say the top executivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; salaries are excessive, especially at a time when an increasing number of consumers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford health coverage.

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Beverly Perdue says a new initiative will help more North Carolina firms win federal small business loans and get banks more involved in such borrowing programs. Perdue announced her new efforts Friday in WinstonSalem. The two-pronged effort will include providing advice to small businesses so they can write stronger loan applications and teaching North Carolina banks how to take advantage of U.S. Small Business Administration loans. The plan includes what Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;banker boot campsâ&#x20AC;? to educate loan officers and community banks. Perdue says community banks think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re overregulated by Washington and are hesitant to lend, preventing small businesses from growing and creating jobs. She wants Congress and President Obama to find ways ease credit markets.

Ice climber dies along Blue Ridge Parkway

Pierre Foods adding 500 jobs in western part of the state

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A racially charged debate over school busing in North Carolina has turned even uglier after an education official referred to proponents of a diversity program as â&#x20AC;&#x153;animals out of the cages.â&#x20AC;? The state NAACP filed a complaint against the Wake County school board Friday, arguing that Chairman Ron Margiotta and his allies seem to have â&#x20AC;&#x153;racist attitudes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The image of animals out of their cages is covered in the history of racism and ugliness and hatred in this country,â&#x20AC;? said the Rev. William Barber, state NAACP president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what it means.â&#x20AC;? School board members voted 5-4 at a contentious meeting this week to scrap a county policy of maintaining diversity

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A food products maker plans to expand its operations in western North Carolina, adding 500 jobs. State officials said on Friday that Cincinnati-based Pierre Foods Inc. plans to invest $16.8 million during the next three years in Claremont in Catawba County. The company already has 700 workers at its facility there. The new jobs will pay an average annual salary of $26,467. State officials promised $600,000 in incentives for the expansion. Pierre Foods makes a variety of products for schools, food service, retail, vending and convenience store markets.

microphone: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here come the animals out of the cages.â&#x20AC;? His comment went largely unnoticed in the raucous meeting but was captured on the official Wake County video of the event and distributed online. A message seeking comment was left with Margiotta, who has said his comment was out of line but not racist. Randall defended Margiotta on Friday, saying verbal gymnastics are necessary to conclude his comment had racial overtones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pass the smell test for me,â&#x20AC;? Randall said. But an NAACP attorney, Al McSurely, questioned the Margiottaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational background and referred to the members halting the diversity policy as â&#x20AC;&#x153;clowns.â&#x20AC;? Barber likened the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handling of the issues to a gang, a dictatorship, com-

munism â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Mafia. Margiotta is of Italian descent. Wake County, which includes the state capital, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only district moving away from policies designed to ensure diversity by busing students to schools farther from their homes. The change has meant decreased diversity in many cases. In Wilmington, an elementary school of several hundred students has just one who is black. In Charlotte, a primary school of similar size has just one white student. The NAACP has already filed a lawsuit against the school district covering Goldsboro, accusing leaders there of creating â&#x20AC;&#x153;an apartheid district.â&#x20AC;? Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complaint against the Wake County board asks an accreditation council at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to investigate.


Former FBI agents to probe crime lab By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Writer

LAUREL SPRINGS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Emergency workers have recovered the body of a man who was ice climbing alone along North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Ridge Parkway. Multiple media outlets reported authorities havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t released the identity of the man, whose body was recovered Thursday afternoon in Alleghany County by rescue workers who rappelled down a steep slope to reach him. Ice climbing is allowed on the area known as Ice Rock when that part of the parkway is closed to traffic because of snow and ice, as it has been recently. The spot is about five miles north of N.C. 18. An ice climber from Cary died there in 1997.

by assigning students to schools based on their socio-economic backgrounds. The diversity policy, adopted in 2000 after the county decided to do away with race-based busing, never sat well with suburban parents who argued their children had to go to schools too far from home. Those suburban parents helped sweep a new school board majority into office in November. Supporters of the busing policy argued that doing away with it would return the county to the days of segregation. Margiotta, who is white and part of the new majority, made the â&#x20AC;&#x153;animalsâ&#x20AC;? comment after opponents jeered a black congressional candidate, Bill Randall, who had just voiced support for Margiottaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans. Margiotta asked the crowd to be respectful and then mumbled into his

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney general on Friday ordered an independent review of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime lab following revelations about practices that led to a groundbreaking exoneration of a man wrongly accused of murder. Attorney General Roy Cooper told The Associated Press that two former assistant directors of the Federal Bureau of Inves-

tigation will review the practices of the lab, managed by the State Bureau of Investigation. The review of cases dating to the 1990s will begin in about a week, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An outside review is important for the integrity of the process and public confidence in the work of the SBI lab,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said Friday in an interview. The labâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices were a critical issue in the case of Greg Taylor, who served more than 16 years behind bars for the murder of a

prostitute in Raleigh before he was exonerated last month. Also Friday, Taylor filed a request for a pardon with Gov. Beverly Perdue. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eligible for $750,000 in compensation if she grants a pardon based on innocence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I perceive it more as a formality,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like the governor to acknowledge my innocence and have something to put on my wall.â&#x20AC;? The outside review is necessary, he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that if people are calling that crime lab into question then there is a need to have an audit of those records then it should be done independently,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would hope that the problem is not as big as maybe it possibly could be, but I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to find out how big it is.â&#x20AC;? The independent investigators will review SBI crime lab cases and practices from the early 1990s and current methods, Cooper said.

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8A / Saturday, March 6, 2010 / The Sanford Herald ECONOMY


Unemployment unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed 36,000 jobs, fewer than expected. The figures suggested the job market is slowly healing but that significant hiring has yet to occur. The Labor Department wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quantify how the snowstorms that hammered the East Coast last month affected job losses. Economists said the storms probably inflated job losses but by less than predictions of 100,000 or more. Without the storms, the economy likely would have seen a net jobs gain in February for only the second time since the recession began two years ago. Doubts about last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s data arose because the snowstorms occurred on the same week that the government surveys businesses about their payrolls. Employees who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to work and werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t paid werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t included on those payrolls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like the impact of weather was not as large as we thought it would

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Sharon Phillips, left, William Wright, center, and Tim Paliwoda, right, all of Detroit, fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. be,â&#x20AC;? said Marisa DiNatale, an economist at Moodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Some economists said the data suggest that the job market is now pointed in the right direction and that the unemployment rate may have peaked. Nigel Gault, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said private employers will likely add jobs in March and continue to generate jobs for the rest of the year. Still, hiring is likely to be weak for much of that time. The recession eliminated

about 8.4 million jobs. And it takes 100,000 new jobs per month just to keep up with population growth and keep the unemployment rate from rising. Even optimistic economists donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect employers to add much more than 150,000 jobs a month this year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and not until the second half of the year. Gault expects the jobless rate will remain above 9.5 percent by the end of 2010. On Thursday, the House passed legislation giving companies that hire the

jobless a temporary payroll tax break. Economists doubt, though, that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll create many jobs. President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are under pressure to address the jobs crisis in a congressional election year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The report today shows a labor market with no momentum,â&#x20AC;? said Larry Mishel, president of the liberal Economic Policy Institute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Employment is not growing. And even a generous interpretation of the snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact suggests that the underlying trend is insufficient to drive down unemployment in the near future.â&#x20AC;? Nearly 14.9 million Americans are unemployed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; nearly twice the total when the recession began. The Labor Department revised its estimate of job losses for January from 20,000 to 26,000. Hiring for the 2010 Census accounted for 15,000 jobs last month, the department said. The government expects to hire 1 million temporary census workers this year.


Pentagon shooter had history of illness

HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance,

wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized with minor injuries. Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for years. His psychiatrist, J. Michael Nelson, said Bedell tried to self-medicate with marijuana, inadvertently making his symptoms more pronounced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without the stabilizing

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medication, the symptoms of his disinhibition, agitation and fearfullness complicated the lack of treatment,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. His parents reported him missing Jan. 4, a day after a Texas Highway Patrol officer stopped him for speeding in Amarillo, according to the missing personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. Bedell told the highway patrolman he was heading for the East Coast. Family friend Reb

Monaco said Kaye Bedell asked the officer to take him to a mental health facility, but that the son refused. The patrolman let Bedell go with a warning. The next day, Kaye told deputies in California that her son had no reason to travel to the East Coast because he had no friends or family there and she and her husband were worried about his mental state, San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill said.

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Ohio jury: Doctor guilty of wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cyanide death CLEVELAND (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Ohio doctor accused of lacing his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calcium supplement with cyanide so he could be with his mistress was convicted Friday of aggravated murder. The jury heard weeks of testimony before returning the verdict against Dr. Yazeed Essa, 41. His wife, Rosemarie Essa, collapsed while driving Feb. 24, 2005, and crashed her car into another vehicle about five miles from the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Essa was an emergency room doctor in Akron but fled to Lebanon after his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Last year, he gave up an extradition fight and was returned from Cyprus to Ohio. With Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s verdict, he now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

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GM to reinstate 600 dealerships slated to be cut NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; General Motors Co. will reinstate more than half the dealerships it targeted to drop from its network. GM executives said Friday that about 600 dealerships out of the 1,100 seeking to stay with GM will receive letters giving them the option to remain with the automaker. GM last year told 2,000 dealerships it would revoke their franchise agreements in October 2010 as part of its restructuring. The company has said it needs to shrink the number of showrooms to keep the remaining ones healthy. The dealerships, who say they have been treated unfairly, have been appealing the decision.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quentin Tarantino rewrote the ending of World War II with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inglourious Basterds,â&#x20AC;? his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dirty Dozenâ&#x20AC;?-style commando adventure that is nominated for best picture at Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy Awards. Filmmakers have been writing the war itself into Oscar history almost since combat broke out. No other subject has resulted in more key Oscar contenders, with nearly three dozen World War II-themed films nominated for best picture, starting with Charles Chaplinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1940 Nazi satire â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Dictator.â&#x20AC;? Seven films with the war as a backdrop have won the top prize at the Oscars â&#x20AC;&#x201D; roughly one in 10 of the best-picture winners since 1940. The winners are bookended by two wartime romantic adventures, 1943â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casablancaâ&#x20AC;? and 1996â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The English Patient.â&#x20AC;? Also winning best picture were 1946â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homecoming drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Years of Our Livesâ&#x20AC;?; 1953â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pearl Harbor saga â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Here to Eternityâ&#x20AC;?; 1957â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prisonerof-war tale â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bridge on the River Kwaiâ&#x20AC;?; 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film biography â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pattonâ&#x20AC;?; and 1993â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holocaust epic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schindlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List.â&#x20AC;? Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony marks the first time since the heart of the war that 10 films, rather than the usual

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Eli Roth (left) and Brad Pitt in a scene from the Oscar-nominated film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inglourious Basterds.â&#x20AC;? five, are competing for best picture. That last time came with the triumph of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casablanca,â&#x20AC;? when two other World War II tales â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Which We Serveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch on the Rhineâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also were among the 10 nominees. Other best-picture contenders over the decades have included Holocaust dramas (1959â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Diary of Anne Frank,â&#x20AC;? 1998â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Is Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? and 2002â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pianistâ&#x20AC;?); battle epics (1942â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake Island,â&#x20AC;? 1962â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Longest Dayâ&#x20AC;? and 1997â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saving Private Ryanâ&#x20AC;?); naval and aerial stories (1949â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twelve Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Clock High,â&#x20AC;? 1954â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Caine Mutinyâ&#x20AC;? and 1955â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mister Robertsâ&#x20AC;?); crime and justice narra-

tives (1961â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judgment at Nuremberg,â&#x20AC;? 1984â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Soldierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storyâ&#x20AC;? and 2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Readerâ&#x20AC;?); and homefront chronicles (1942â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Miniverâ&#x20AC;? and 1987â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hope and Gloryâ&#x20AC;?). Before â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inglourious Basterds,â&#x20AC;? the most recent best-picture contender set during the war was 2006â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letters From Iwo Jima.â&#x20AC;? While set years after the war, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Readerâ&#x20AC;? earned Kate Winslet the best-actress Oscar a year ago for her role as a former concentration camp guard on trial. Other acting winners for World War II-themed films include William Holden for 1953â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stalag 17,â&#x20AC;? Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed for â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Here to Eternity,â&#x20AC;? George C.

Scott for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patton,â&#x20AC;? Juliette Binoche for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The English Patientâ&#x20AC;? and Adrien Brody for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pianist.â&#x20AC;? With eight Oscar nominations, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inglourious Basterdsâ&#x20AC;? runs second to the sci-fi tale â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatarâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hurt Locker,â&#x20AC;? which have nine nominations each. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatarâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hurt Lockerâ&#x20AC;? are considered the best-picture front-runners, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inglourious Basterdsâ&#x20AC;? seems certain to win at least one major prize. Dominating at earlier Hollywood honors, Christoph Waltz is heavily favored to earn the supporting-actor Oscar for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basterdsâ&#x20AC;? role as a chillingly amiable Nazi known as the Third Reichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ace Jew hunter.

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Kidnap victim Dugard shares home videos NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard, held captive for 18 years in a ramshackle backyard compound, was seen cooking with her sister and mother and riding horses in recently shot home videos aired on ABC Friday. In one video clip, Dugardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Terry Probyn, thanks the public for its support and asks people to respect the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please give us the time we need to heal as a family without the prying eyes of photographers and the press,â&#x20AC;? says Probyn, addressing the camera in an outdoor setting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We released this video to show that we are happy and well, and when we have more to share, we will.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Jaycee,â&#x20AC;? says Dugard in another clip, wearing a black shirt, jeans and a pink baseball cap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank you for your support and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long haul, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting there.â&#x20AC;? Several seconds of video

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show Dugard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a roundfaced brunette â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the kitchen with her mother and her half-sister, Shayna, decorating Christmas cookies and laughing. The appearance by Dugard, 29, represents the first time she has been seen and heard on video since she resurfaced six months ago after being kidnapped outside her South Lake Tahoe, Calif. home in 1991. ABC played excerpts from their home videos during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Morning America,â&#x20AC;? with additional clips planned later Friday on â&#x20AC;&#x153;20/20â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nightline.â&#x20AC;? Convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido, and his wife, Nancy, are awaiting trial on charges that they kidnapped Dugard when she was 11 years old and sexually assaulted her for several years. Prosecutors say she was kept in a tent-compound in a secret backyard at the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antioch, Calif. home. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty.

Rucker â&#x20AC;&#x2122;On Callâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Darius Rucker is still beaming from one of his recent gigs. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing a sold-out arena on the Rascal Flattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tour or entertaining screaming fans at a honky tonk. Instead, Rucker went room to room at the Veterans Administration hospital here, singing for one or two patients at a time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an amazing experience, just going in and watching the faces,â&#x20AC;? said Rucker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those guys are in there, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re vets, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not feeling well. You get in there and you just play a song for them and just watch their faces, people smiling. You seem to just be making people happy for those two-and-a-half, three minutes that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing. That was awesome.â&#x20AC;? The organization Musicians On Call arranged last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit as part of a nationwide effort to bring live and recorded music to patients. Rucker played a variety of songs during his visit, but his first No. 1 country hit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Think I Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Think About It,â&#x20AC;? really struck a chord. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25


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What U.S. city holds the record for the lowest high temperature?

Temperature Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High . . . . . . . . . . .50 Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Low . . . . . . . . . . .23 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Record High . . . . . . . .84 in 1976 Record Low . . . . . . . .15 in 2002 Precipitation Yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00"

STATE FORECAST Mountains: Expect sunny skies today. Sunday we will continue to see sunny skies. Monday, skies will be mostly sunny. Piedmont: Today, skies will be sunny. Sunday we will continue to see sunny skies. Monday, skies will be mostly sunny. Coastal Plains: Expect sunny skies today. Sunny skies will continue Sunday. Monday, skies will remain sunny.

Answer: Eureka, Calif., with a record high of only 87 degrees.

U.S. EXTREMES High: 77° in Pecos, Texas Low: -6° in Land Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lakes, Wis.

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Six people killed in bus crash south of Phoenix

Foreign hospitals help countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quake-damaged health system

SACATON, Ariz. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The bus that rolled over on a busy interstate outside Phoenix, killing six people and leaving 16 others injured early Friday, was operating illegally, federal transportation officials said. The operator of the bus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Van Nuys, Calif.based Tierra Santa Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was told in April not â&#x20AC;&#x153;to engage in the interstate transportation of passengers by commercial motor vehicle.â&#x20AC;? That notice, sent via certified mail, came just days after the company submitted an application to the Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be a passenger carrier. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application was denied Dec. 14, federal officials said. The bus in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accident was traveling from the central Mexican state of Zacatecas to Los Angeles. It entered the United States at El Paso, Texas, and was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 with 22 passengers when it hit a pickup, veered onto the left shoulder of the road, then overcorrected in the opposite direction and rolled once before landing on its wheels. The roof of the bus was crushed and all of its windows were knocked out. The crash occurred

about 5:30 a.m. MST on the Gila River Indian Reservation near the community of Sacaton, some 25 miles south of downtown Phoenix. Two men and four women were thrown about 10 yards from the bus and killed. Police said the rollover triggered a second accident when another pickup slowed and was hit by a sedan. One person from the car was taken to a hospital. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said their investigation will include whether the driver was fatigued, as well as the maintenance history of the bus. Federal investigators were reviewing Tierra Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety operations at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Van Nuys office. A man who answered the phone Friday at Tierra Santa declined to identify himself, and said in Spanish that the company is meeting with authorities about the crash and he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment. He declined to answer when asked about whether the company was operating illegally. Nine patients were in critical condition at Phoenix-area hospitals, some with injuries ranging from broken spines and pelvises to head injuries, according to the hospitals.



CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chile launched a hepatitis and tetanus vaccination campaign Friday and doctors warned of outbreaks of diarrhea and infection among thousands of people displaced by the earthquake and the tsunami that heavily damaged or destroyed 36 hospitals and made garbage dumps of coastal towns and cities. With many pharmacies looted, people suffering from diabetes, hypertension and psychological illnesses are going without medicine. Doctors report increasing cases of diarrhea among people drinking unclean water and worry that huge piles of garbage and tons of rotting fish and other debris along the coast have become nests of infection. A growing number of patients are getting injured as they wade through the mess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to keep needing water, electric systems, a functioning sewage system. We need to clean up rotting fish in the streets. We need chemical toilets, and when it starts raining, people living in tents are going to get wet and sick. All this is going to cause infections,â&#x20AC;? said Talcahuano Mayor Gaston Saavedra, whose port city was heavily damaged by the Feb. 27 quake and tsunami.

field hospital was fully operational. Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health ministry said that there had been no outbreaks of dysentery or other communicable diseases and that it has enough tetanus and hepatitis vaccinations for the disaster zone. Field hospitals being provided by Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Spain and the U.S. are meant to relieve 36 heavily damAP photo aged or destroyed ChilA boy reacts as he is vaccinated in Constitucion, Chile, ean hospitals, including Friday. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck cenSantiagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now-closed tral Chile last Feb. 27, causing widespread damage. 522-bed Felix Bulnes Hospital. Brazilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency Chile said more than a for patients to be sent by field hospital was sent to dozen of its own military local health officials. western Santiago to pick and civilian field hospitals Luis Ojeda, a Spanish up the slack. were operating Friday. doctor working with DocPowerful aftershocks Mobile hospitals from a tors Without Borders, said Friday forced the evacuhalf-dozen other counhis team arrived Monday ation of an older wing of tries also were opening but was still waiting for Concepcionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-story or about to open â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an un- Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instructions on regional hospital. usual situation for a coun- where to deploy. Doctors couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t access try that proudly sends â&#x20AC;&#x153;This country is atypiclean scalpels because a rescue and relief teams to cal,â&#x20AC;? Ojeda said, adding sterilization room was too the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trouble spots. heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spent his time check- dangerous to enter. PeruBut most of the foreign ing on the displaced in vian doctors donated their tent camps. units werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t treating sterilizing equipment, Chile signed an opanyone a week after the which was quickly put to erating agreement for a disaster. Chile insisted use for the amputation U.S. field hospital Friday, donor nations first figure of four infected toes from enabling 57 U.S. military out how to coordinate Aaron Valenzuela, who personnel to work side by stepped on broken glass with Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advanced, if side with civilian Chilean wounded, public health Monday while looking for doctors in coming days to drinking water. system. A Peruvian field hospi- support a population of He was sent home after tal opened in Concepcion 3,000 in the town of Angol. surgery because of the Two U.S. Air National on Thursday with three hospital damage. Guard C-130 transport operating rooms and â&#x20AC;&#x153;They threw us all out planes were en route to 28 beds. But surgeons, and told us to go home,â&#x20AC;? Chile to help deliver suptrauma specialists and Valenzuela said as he plies. stood with their arms limped away. In Rancagua, a Cuban crossed Friday, waiting

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Fast for a change


Dale Earnhardt Jr. puts aside his struggles and wins the pole for Sunday’s race in Atlanta

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Youthful Falcons must mature in a hurry

SANFORD — The rivalry between county schools Lee County and Southern Lee tried to get off to an early start this baseball season. The schools’ two baseball clubs had shuffled their schedules to square off at Southern Lee at 1 p.m. today, the earliest the two teams have met in a season since Southern Lee opened its doors in 2005. But because field conditions are still wet at both schools following the mid-week snow, the has been postponed. No makeup date has been set.


Scheyer said Friday that “there’s no doubt we want to turn that tide” in Saturday night’s matchup. Coach Mike Krzyzewski downplayed that bit of recent history because “we have something bigger at stake” — namely, bouncing back from a loss at Maryland and claiming at least a share of the

SANFORD — Like any good coach, Mike Seawell knows that practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, with the inclement weather hitting the area recently, the young Lee Christian baseball team has been unable to do just that. “We haven’t had too many practices because of the snow and the rain and the field conditions so that’s been a problem,” said Seawell. “With a young team, the only way to get better is through practice.” With a slew of underclassmen on the roster, Seawell has many players that have never played on the varsity level of high school before. And that worries him, especially when the team is unable to get a full practice in. “We’re real young and inexperienced this year,” said Seawell. “We’ve got some starters that have never played at this level before. It’s my hope that we improve throughout the year and get better.” The weather also forced the Falcons to open their season right in the heart of NCCSA 3-A West Conference play. The Falcons lost their season opener 13-5 to Gospel Light in Walkertown

See Duke, Page 3B

See Falcons, Page 3B


GREENSBORO (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 21 points and hit five 3-pointers to help ninth-ranked Duke beat Maryland 66-64 Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Joy Cheek added 14 points for the top-seeded Blue Devils (25-5), including a leaning bank shot for a 66-63 lead with 1:36 left. Bridgette Mitchell added a pair of go-ahead free throws on the previous possession for Duke, which narrowly avenged an overtime loss to the Terrapins in last year’s final.


GREENSBORO (AP) — Brigitte Ardossi hit a turnaround jumper with 1:05 remaining to help Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 52-45 on Friday in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. Ardossi scored 23 points to lead the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-8), who advanced to Saturday’s semifinals for the first time since 2003. Georgia Tech will face top-seeded Duke, which edged Maryland on Friday. The Yellow Jackets also tied the school record for wins in a season. Secily Ray scored 11 points to lead fifth-seeded Wake Forest (18-13).

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Duke’s Jon Scheyer (30) drives on Maryland’s Jordan Williams (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday in College Park, Md.

Duke seniors have a lot to play for By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

DURHAM — Jon Scheyer doesn’t know what it feels like to beat North Carolina on his home court. The Duke senior better figure out how to do it — and soon — or else the fourth-ranked Blue Devils (25-5, 12-3) probably can

forget about winning the Atlantic North CaroCoast Conlina at Duke, ference’s 9 p.m. WRAL regular-season title. Speaking about his 0-3 career record against the Tar Heels (16-14, 5-10) at Cameron Indoor Stadium,



Bears win Peppers sweepstakes


GREENSBORO (AP) — Jasmine Gill scored six of her 13 points during the run that lifted Boston College to a 67-60 upset of No. 8 Florida State on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal. Stefanie Murphy had 14 points for the seventh-seeded Eagles (17-14).

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Quarterback Jake Delhomme wipes tears from his eyes as he discusses being cut from the Carolina Panthers NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte on Friday.


BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their wide receiving corps by obtaining Anquan Boldin from the Arizona Cardinals for two draft picks. Boldin, 29, caught 84 passes for 1,024 yards and two touchdowns last season. He is a welcome addition to a team that set a priority this offseason of getting quarterback Joe Flacco a few high-profile targets. The Ravens last month added free agent Donte’ Stallworth. Although Boldin has had difficulty staying healthy throughout his pro career, he has amassed at least 1,000 yards receiving in five of his seven seasons.


Tearful Delhomme ‘blindsided’ by release By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Jake Delhomme walked into the interview room with red eyes and sunglasses in his hand, joking that his allergies were bad. He started crying before he could get a word out. Acknowledging he was “blindsided” by his release, Delhomme on Friday vowed his career wasn’t over in an

emotional day that marked the end of an era and left his former bosses in tears, too. “Six of my seven years playing here have been outstanding. It’s been a great run,” Delhomme said in between sniffles. “I’m leaving with no animosity whatsoever.” A few hours earlier, general manager Marty Hurney choked up while calling it the toughest decision he’s ever made. Coach John Fox welled up with tears

while pleading with fans to remember the good moments. It was something hardly anyone could’ve anticipated a year earlier, when the Panthers gave the only quarterback to lead the franchise to the Super Bowl a lucrative contract extension. But after one miserable season, the 35-year-old Delhomme was sent packing despite still being owed more

See Delhomme, Page 3B

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Julius Peppers joined the Chicago Bears in the biggest move by a team that showed it’s intent on contending again after missing the playoffs the past three seasons. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end and top free agent prize agreed Friday to a sixyear deal worth potentially $91.5 million. Agent Carl Carey said a record $42 million is guarPeppers anteed, with Peppers earning $20 million in the first year. The deal includes incentives for sacks, making the Pro Bowl and winning Defensive Player of the Year. “It’s one thing to play football in this league and make a living, but it’s a totally different thing to come to a place with a rich tradition like the Bears,” Peppers said. Besides Peppers, the Bears lured running back Chester Taylor from NFC North champion Minnesota with a four-year contract and blocking tight end Brandon Manumaleuna from San Diego with a five-year deal. Taylor’s contract is worth $12.5 million with $7 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiation. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

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2B / Saturday, March 6, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UPCOMING

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 participants 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 River-Northview 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) 4996941.

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Gymnasts score high marks SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County gymnastics team recently participated in the Banana Split Meet at Apex Gymnastics. The majority of representatives of Lee County gymnasts qualified for the upcoming state meets. Victoria Holt of the 1012 year-old-division was first all-around in the Prep 1 level. She finished in first place on the balance beam and vault and was also third on the uneven bars. Madison Belknap, who competed in the 13year-old division, finished first on the beam, second on bars and third on both vault and floor to take a second place all-around finish. Jourdan Wofford finished second allaround in the 14-18-yearold division after finishing first on floor, second on beam and third on bars. Kaitlyn Christiansen finished third all-around in the Premeir level after finishing in second place on both vault and bars. ZiZi Hammond was first all-around after finishing in first place on vault, bars and floor. She was second on beam in the Novice Level. On the Rookie 2 level, Lee County finished in third place as a team. The team was led

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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The drivers keep saying how much the racing has improved in the opening month of the NASCAR season, yet thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all sorts of evidence that defies their optimism. Television ratings? Down. Empty seats? Plenty. Potholes and errant caution lights? Those, too. And look whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won two of the first three races: Jimmie Johnson, the guy whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captured an unprecedented four straight Sprint Cup championships. His fast start heading into Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has further dampened enthusiasm for a sport that once appeared on the verge of carving out its place among the Big Three of American sports: NFL, NBA and Submitted photo Major League Baseball. Four-time Cup champion Jeff The Lee County Gymnastics team. Front row (from left): Kelsey Kirkman, Claire Cummings, Hannah Strum and Mackenzie Fowler. Second row (from left): Jordyn Helsman, Gordon has certainly noticed Hailey Bagley Madeliene Collins, Sydney Wilber, Rachel Pedigo, Sydney Spaulding and the warning signs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, you recognize it,â&#x20AC;? ZiZi Hammond. Back row (from left): Kaitlyn Christiansen, Jourdan Wofford, Victoria he said Friday before qualifyHolt, Madison Belknap and Ramsey Diven. Not pictured, but participated in the meet: ing for the Kobalt Tools 500. Manuela Arroyave,Taylor Odell and Casey Yoder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you go through driver introductions and wave to all by 10-year-old Sydney all-around in the 12-18Baily Shea participated in those people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard not to recognize where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at.â&#x20AC;? Spaulding, who finished year-old division and the 10-year-old division second all-around after finished first on bars and of Level 3 with Helsman placing second on vault, third on vault. finishing first all-around. bars and beam. She also Sydney Wilber and Hailey Bagley finished first Lee County took a third place finish Mackenzie Fowler all-around in the 9-yearon floor. Rachel Pedigo finished fifth and sixth old division. Manuela Ar18-U team finished in fourth place in all-around, respectively, in royave, Taylor Odell, Claire holding tryouts the 11-year-old division. the 7-8-year-old division. Cummings and Madeline SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County Ramsey Diven was third Jordyn Helsman and Collins also participated Tarheels, an 18-and-under in the 9-year-old division. boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team, will conHanna Strum finished first duct a tryout this weekend. all-around in the 8-yearThe tryout will run from 3-5 old division. Casey Yoder p.m. on Sunday at the Bob Call about our HYBRID SYSTEM and Kelsey Kirkman also Hales Center. For more inforor visit participated. mation, call (919) 353-2212.


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Junior wins Atlanta pole By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the pole for the first time in nearly two years. He’s hoping it will lead to Victory Lane. Earnhardt claimed the pole Friday night for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a blistering speed of 192.761 mph. It will be the first time Junior has taken green at the head of a Sprint Cup field since the April 2008 race at Texas. “It’s good to be on the pole and I’m real proud of it,” Earnhardt said. “Getting a pole anywhere is good for our team. We’re so hungry to do well on Sunday.”

He’s coming off a miserable season in which he failed to win Earnhardt Jr. a race, cracked the top 10 only five times, led a mere 146 laps in 36 races and finished 25th in the overall standings — despite racing for Hendrick Motorsports, the best team in the business. After a major shake-up within his group, Earnhardt is hoping to be a Chase contender in 2010. He hasn’t won a race since June 15, 2008, at Michigan. “You’ve just got to try to

be confident,” he said. “We got beat down last year. We figured we’d have a chance to start new this year. It’s a better race team. We’re working well together. It’s a really, really good group of guys and I just hope we have success. They deserve it.” Taking advantage of a chilly 50-degree night that boosted speeds on the high-banked oval, Earnhardt put up a lap that was faster than any pole-winning speed since Martin Truex Jr. won the Texas pole on Nov. 4, 2007, at 193.105, before the fulltime introduction of the Car of Tomorrow. Mark Martin was the pole-sitter last year in the spring event at Atlanta

with a speed of 187.045. He went much faster this time (191.814) but it was only good enough for fourth. Kyle Busch (192.280) will start from the outside of the front row, beating out Juan Pablo Montoya (192.106). Jeff Gordon (191.774) was fifth, giving Hendrick Motorsports three of the top five spots. The fourth Hendrick driver, Jimmie Johnson, managed only the 16thbest speed (190.640) on the 1.54-mile trioval. Former Cup regular Casey Mears again failed to qualify for his first race of the season. Also failing to crack the 43-car field were Aric Almirola and Terry Cook.

Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in an allegation of sexual assault at a Georgia nightclub, police said Friday. Officers said the alleged assault occurred early Friday morning in Milledgeville, about 85 miles

southeast of Atlanta. The player owns a home nearby. The two-time Super Bowl champion and some of his friends were seen visiting local restaurants and bars Thursday night. “He’s been identified as being at the scene and there are allegations naming him as the perpetrator,”

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The Falcons (0-1) were led by seniors Jeremy Worrell and Dalton Thornton. Worrell was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Thornton finished 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Dylan Crowder was 1-for-3 with an RBI and James Mlynczak was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Seawell feels that if the Falcons are going to be successful this season, the seniors are going to have to step up and help nurture the younger players. Thornton and Worrell set the example during Friday’s loss. “We’re going to be counting on

our seniors to lead us and help our younger players mature throughout the season,” said Seawell. “We need our team to come together. If the older guys can help out the younger guys, we can be successful.” If that happens, Seawell likes the Falcons’ chances of competing for a berth in the NCCSA 3-A State Tournament at season’s end. “I think we can win a ballgame or two,” said Seawell. “We just need the younger guys to improve during the year.”

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on Friday night. In Friday’s loss, the Falcons gave up nine runs in the third inning. Still, Seawell liked what he saw from his squad. “I thought we played a real good ballgame,” said Seawell. “We played one bad inning but for the majority, I was very impressed with how we played.”

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than $12.5 million in guaranteed money. The reason to go with upstart Matt Moore as the starter came down to this: a career-high 18 interceptions in 2009, and 23 in Delhomme’s final 12 games. “I was blindsided, I will say that,” Delhomme said. “I think the main reason was I think everybody knows the contract and monetarily those things that went along with it. “When I got a call yesterday that I needed to call Foxy I thought it was more so that, ’We’re going with Matt and you’re going to be the backup.’ ... But they wanted to go in another direction. It’s probably for the best.” And just like that the Louisiana native who toiled as a backup in NFL Europe before bursting onto the scene in Carolina was out of work. After a 58-40 record as a starter over seven seasons, a stunning one-year decline ended his time in Charlotte. But Delhomme said he’s “not ready to go home and play with the horses just

yet,” and said his agent had already started talking to teams. “He’s done some great things for this team. Two (NFC) championship games, a Super Bowl, all those comeback victories,” Fox said. “I’m not sure I’ve had any more respect for an NFL football player than Jake Delhomme.” The Panthers also

released defensive tackles Damione Lewis and Maake Kemoeatu, and linebackers Na’il Diggs and Landon Johnson in the start of a youth movement. None of those moves, however, resonated around these parts like releasing Delhomme. “I wear my heart on my sleeve and this is me,” Delhomme said, tears

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flowing. “And the reason it’s emotional and you walk in here and all the faces and the relationships you have with guys through the good and the bad. That’s what you’re going to miss. ... We did some good things here.” Delhomme led Carolina to the 2003 Super Bowl, the 2005 NFC championship, made the Pro Bowl, recov-

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regular-season championship. For the third straight year, the Blue Devils enter their finale with a chance to grab at least part of the title. “It’s more about, we’ve just come off of a really tough loss, and we want to end our regular season at the highest level,” Krzyzewski said. “You can only do that if you win.” Lately, Duke has been unbeatable at Cameron — except when North Carolina makes the eightmile trip up Tobacco Road to renew college basketball’s fiercest rivalry. The Blue Devils are one win away from their 15th perfect finish at home and would set a school record with their 17th home victory. That’s only if they get that last win, which will have to come against the one team that has figured out how to silence the Cameron Crazies. Duke hasn’t beaten the Tar Heels in Durham since 2005 — before North Carolina fifth-year senior Marcus Ginyard arrived along with eventual national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough in 2005-06. “There’s no question that it’s something that we’re very proud of,” Ginyard said. “But again, you’ve just got to get back to remembering why we were so successful there.” The biggest reason, of course, was personnel. North Carolina had two constants during its four-game winning streak from 2006-09: Hansbrough and Danny Green, two of the only four players to beat Coach K four straight times on the court

ered from reconstructive elbow surgery in 2007 and holds nearly every franchise passing record. But Delhomme began a quick demise in the 2008 playoffs. After helping Carolina to a 12-4 record and the NFC South title, Delhomme threw five interceptions and lost a fumble in an ugly 3813 home loss to Arizona in

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NBA Conference Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Cleveland 48 14 .774 d-Orlando 42 20 .677 Atlanta 39 21 .650 d-Boston 38 21 .644 Toronto 31 28 .525 Milwaukee 31 29 .517 Chicago 31 30 .508 Miami 31 31 .500 Charlotte 28 31 .475 Philadelphia 22 38 .367 Washington 21 37 .362 New York 21 39 .350 Detroit 21 40 .344 Indiana 20 41 .328 New Jersey 6 54 .100 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-L.A. Lakers 46 16 .742 d-Dallas 41 21 .661 d-Denver 40 21 .656 Utah 39 22 .639 Phoenix 39 25 .609 Oklahoma City 36 24 .600 San Antonio 34 24 .586 Portland 37 27 .578 Memphis 32 30 .516 New Orleans 31 31 .500 Houston 30 30 .500 L.A. Clippers 25 36 .410 Sacramento 21 40 .344 Golden State 17 43 .283 Minnesota 14 48 .226 d-division leader

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Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Memphis 105, Chicago 96 Miami 114, L.A. Lakers 111, OT Utah 116, Phoenix 108 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Indiana at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Golden State at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 12 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 6 p.m. Washington at Boston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Portland at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Washington 64 43 13 8 94 255 182 d-Pittsburgh 64 38 22 4 80 203 185 d-Ottawa 65 36 25 4 76 180 187 New Jersey 62 38 21 3 79 166 147 Buffalo 62 33 20 9 75 169 158 Philadelphia 62 33 26 3 69 190 169 Boston 62 28 23 11 67 153 160 Atlanta 62 28 24 10 66 192 199 N.Y. Rangers 64 29 27 8 66 169 175 Montreal 65 30 29 6 66 170 180 Tampa Bay 63 26 26 11 63 166 194 Florida 63 25 28 10 60 164 185 N.Y. Islanders 64 26 30 8 60 167 203 Carolina 63 26 30 7 59 177 196 Toronto 63 19 32 12 50 165 216 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-San Jose 64 41 14 9 91 210 159 d-Chicago 63 42 16 5 89 207 153 d-Vancouver 63 39 22 2 80 204 158 Phoenix 65 38 22 5 81 172 164 Los Angeles 63 38 21 4 80 192 171 Colorado 64 36 22 6 78 185 167

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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Boston 3, Toronto 2, SO Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 4, OT Washington 5, Tampa Bay 4 Carolina 4, Ottawa 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Nashville 4, Los Angeles 2 St. Louis 6, Dallas 1 Phoenix 3, Colorado 1 San Jose 3, Montreal 2 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Dallas at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Detroit at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 3 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

2 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, Kansas at Missouri ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Syracuse at Louisville ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4 p.m. CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, UCLA at Arizona St. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas at Baylor ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Big South Conference, championship game, teams and site TBA VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wyoming at UNLV 6 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tennessee at Mississippi St. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Sun Conference, championship game, teams TBA, at Macon, Ga. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; California at Stanford 8 p.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ohio Valley Conference, championship game, teams TBA, at Nashville, Tenn. 9 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolina at Duke SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Premier League, Manchester City vs. Tottenham, at Manchester, England WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, teams TBA, at Greensboro, N.C. 3:30 p.m. FSN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal, teams TBA, at Greensboro, N.C.

AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Atlanta 200, at Hampton, Ga. 11 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Kobalt Tools 500, at Hampton, Ga. Noon SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Sprint Cup, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Hour Series,â&#x20AC;? final practice for Kobalt Tools 500, at Hampton, Ga. 2 p.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR, Truck Series, Atlanta 200, at Hampton, Ga. BOXING 9:30 p.m. HBO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WBC champion Devon Alexander (19-0-0) vs. IBF champion Juan Urango (22-2-1), for WBC/IBF junior welterweight title, at Uncasville, Conn. GOLF 3 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, third round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, at Mesa, Ariz. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National coverage, West Virginia at Villanova ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas A&M at Oklahoma ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Florida St. at Miami

Sports Review BASKETBALL Conference Tournament Glances Atlantic Sun Conference At The University Center Macon, Ga. First Round Wednesday, March 3 Kennesaw State 72, Lipscomb 69 Jacksonville 76, North Florida 69 Thursday, March 4 East Tennessee State 72, Campbell 64 Mercer 87, Belmont 81 Semifinals Friday, March 5 Kennesaw State vs. East Tennessee State, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville vs. Mercer, 9 p.m. Championship Saturday, March 6 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

Conference Standings Atlantic 10 Conference Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Temple 13 2 .867 25 5 .833 Xavier, Ohio 13 2 .867 22 7 .759 Richmond 12 3 .800 23 7 .767 St. Louis 10 5 .667 19 10 .655 Rhode Island 9 6 .600 21 7 .750 Charlotte 9 6 .600 19 10 .655 Dayton 8 7 .533 19 10 .655 St. Bonaventure 7 8 .467 14 14 .500 G. Washington 6 9 .400 16 12 .571 Duquesne 6 9 .400 15 14 .517 La Salle 4 11 .267 12 17 .414 UMass 4 11 .267 10 19 .345 St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 11 .267 10 19 .345 Fordham 0 15 .000 2 25 .074 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Xavier 82, Fordham 56 La Salle 89, Massachusetts 78 St. Bonaventure 92, Duquesne 80 Rhode Island 80, Charlotte 58 Saint Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 80, George Washington 71 Temple 57, Saint Louis 51 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Richmond 60, Dayton 56 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Fordham at Duquesne, Noon Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Richmond at Charlotte, 2 p.m. George Washington at Temple, 2 p.m. La Salle vs. Saint Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Palestra, 4 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Xavier, 4 p.m. Rhode Island at Massachusetts, 4 p.m. Saint Louis at Dayton, 7 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games No games scheduled ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Duke 12 3 .800 25 5 .833 Maryland 12 3 .800 22 7 .759 Virginia Tech 9 6 .600 22 7 .759 Clemson 9 6 .600 21 8 .724 Florida St. 9 6 .600 21 8 .724 Wake Forest 8 7 .533 18 9 .667 Georgia Tech 7 8 .467 19 10 .655 Boston College 6 9 .400 15 14 .517 North Carolina 5 10 .333 16 14 .533 Virginia 5 10 .333 14 14 .500 Miami 4 11 .267 18 11 .621 N.C. State 4 11 .267 16 14 .533 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Virginia Tech 71, N.C. State 59 Florida St. 51, Wake Forest 47 Maryland 79, Duke 72 Boston College 68, Virginia 55 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games

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AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Kobalt Tools 500 Lineup By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 192.761. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 192.28. 3. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.106. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 191.814. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 191.774. 6. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 191.688. 7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.549. 8. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 191.436. 9. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 191.186. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.087. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 191.054. 12. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 190.935. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.85. 14. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 190.791. 15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.692. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 190.64. 17. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.574. 18. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.561. 19. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.548. 20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.424. 21. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 190.267. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.221. 23. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.987. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.915. 25. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 189.857. 26. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.798. 27. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 189.59. 28. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 189.571. 29. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.189. 30. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 189.144. 31. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 189.112. 32. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 189.079. 33. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 189.06. 34. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 189.021. 35. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.015. 36. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 188.97. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.341. 38. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.958. 39. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 186.403. 40. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (37) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (26) Boris Said, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 188.758. Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 188.066. 45. (46) Terry Cook, Dodge, 186.121. 46. (90) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 187.678.


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Bride-to-be wonders which ring to wear in her portrait DEAR ABBY: I am being married in August. I’m going to have my bridal portrait taken, and I need to know if I’m supposed to wear my wedding ring in the photo session or my engagement ring. Also, how soon do I need to schedule the portrait session? BRIDE-TO-BE, PECOS, TEXAS DEAR BRIDE-TO-BE: Congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials. According to my wedding expert, you should schedule your wedding portrait to be taken sometime in the month before your wedding, and you should be photographed wearing only your engagement ring. Oops! That didn’t come out right. You should also be wearing your wedding gown.

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: Working in conjunction with others will lead to problems. Be secretive about what you are doing and work slowly and quietly to reach your own goals. Overspending will cause some problems. Think through each move you make instead of casting your fate to the wind and seeing how things unfold. Your numbers are 8, 11, 15, 22, 26, 29, 44 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get busy working on your own thing so that no one will interfere with your progress. Idle time is the enemy. Concentrate on what you do well and work diligently until the task is complete. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you allow your emotions to lead the way, you will make a costly mistake. Avoid complaining about work to the ones you love. Spend quality time with friends and family, making plans for the future. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A financial problem will result if you get into a power struggle with someone. You have to respect what superiors do whether it’s at home, work or school. Deal with your responsibilities so you can enjoy time with your friends. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put in extra hours at work if it will help you reach your goals or get ahead. Someone you care for will reciprocate if you send the right signals. This is a great time to share your thoughts and make plans for the future. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t get involved in risky ventures. You will lose if you think you can buy your way in or out of an emotional situation. Focus on what you have to offer and leave time to enjoy a hobby, pastime or activity that interests you. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll get into trouble if you are too open about the way you feel. Love is on the line and you may


feel obligated to make a decision. Wait until you have a better handle on your emotions. 2 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take your responsibilities seriously and you will avoid making a mistake that will lead to separation. Don’t let anyone take you for granted or try to get what you have to offer for free. 4 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stick to your game plan and do not let anyone lure you in a different direction. Don’t think for a minute that someone is more qualified or has more to offer than you. Love is on the rise and you can find common ground with the right partner. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change of plans will allow you to express your feelings about a situation that has been bothering you for some time. Be honest and you can resolve unfinished business. Don’t take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Do not lend or borrow. Be responsible for your own expenses but don’t take on the debts of others. Emotional deception will leave you feeling sorry for someone who doesn’t deserve your generosity or kindness. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will not be in agreement with everyone you have to deal with. Listen to what’s being said and try to find common ground without giving up what means the most to you. Rethink your strategy. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Honor your promises and you will avoid being chastised by someone trying to hold you to your word. Inconsistency will be your downfall. Avoid letting your emotions take over. Your reputation may be questioned. 2 stars Birthday Baby: You are emotional and sensitive. You are unique, fearless and aggressive when you want something and are a master of manipulation.

❏ DEAR ABBY: I have an incredible career and was recently promoted to a position that requires frequent travel, which I love. Part of my job involves providing educational programming. I invited my sister to help me with a couple of training sessions, and I covered the cost of her travel and meals. Now she expects to travel with me on every trip. She has booked her own flights on two other trips already this year. I have a hard time telling my sister no, but at the same time, I’m

your career is for her behavior to reflect on your performance. And it could. o

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

working when I am on these trips. I have meetings and events that I cannot include her in. She says she wants to learn “everything” about what I do so she can do it, too. Abby, I worked more than 25 years to get to this point in my career. I would love for her to be in the same field, but she has never worked in it and doesn’t always know how to talk to people. She jokes and makes inappropriate comments that leave me embarrassed and angry. How do I tell her I can’t keep having her along for the ride? WOEFUL ROAD WARRIOR IN OHIO DEAR ROAD WARRIOR: By stiffening your backbone, informing your sister what it was she has said — and to whom — that made you feel embarrassed and angry, and telling her that from now on you will be flying solo. The last thing you need at this point in

DEAR ABBY: Recently, a question was raised about whether my mother might have been pregnant at the time of her wedding more than 30 years ago. I wasn’t premature, and no, I never “did the math.” Not once in my life was there ever a hint of such a thing, and no one ever alluded to it over the years. I am shocked. Mother has been so proper all my life, and she raised my sister and me to be ladies under strict supervision. Why would she not tell us, even after we became adults — wives and parents struggling with the same situations? Should I let it go and respect Mother’s obvious wish to keep it her own? Can I ask her without damaging our good relationship? Could there be another explanation? A big part of me wants to know the truth. CURIOUS IN SAN FRANCISCO DEAR CURIOUS: I see nothing to be gained by bringing up something that you know could cause your mother pain or embarrassment. Because she “obviously” (your word) wishes to keep the matter private, my inclination would be to let it go.

ODDS AND ENDS Police say N.J. cook put body hair in cop’s sandwich EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — Police said a cook put a body hair in the bagel sandwich of a police officer who had given him tickets in the past. The cook was arrested Feb. 21 in the kitchen of Good Foods to Go in Evesham. The police officer ticketed the cook in March 2009 when he failed to pull over for a traffic violation. The cook spent four hours in jail before his wife bailed him out, and was fired from his job. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports police asked them not to report the incident for fear of copycat crimes. The paper published the story anyway.

S.C. police officer stops go-cart, arrests driver on drug charges UNION, S.C. (AP) — A go-cart wasn’t much of a getaway vehicle for a South Carolina man. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that sheriff’s deputies have arrested 29-year-old Edward Matthew Sweezy of Union after they stopped him last week at an intersection in Union. The deputy had heard a report of a stolen go-cart and turned on his lights and siren after spotting it less than a half mile from Sweezy’s home. Sweezy is charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness. The deputy’s report says the men struggled and the officer spotted a crack pipe and a bottle with three pills inside. The sheriff’s report said they turned the


MY ANSWER go-cart over to Sweezy’s wife.

Man OK after his steering wheel pops off while driving ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — State troopers said a man is lucky to have only minor injuries when he crashed his car into a barn after his steering wheel popped off while driving. Trooper Keith Leary said the 59-year-old man was driving his 1978 Buick on Thursday afternoon on State Route 530 when his steering wheel came off, the car left the road, went down an embankment, up the other side, and crashed into a barn. The man narrowly missed a power pole and several small barns with baby cows inside. Rescuers said it’s a miracle the man suffered only minor neck pain in the accident.

Mass. mortuary hopes chili cook-off brings ‘life’ PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Western Massachusetts funeral home is trying “bring life” to business with a chili cookoff, a murder-mystery show and free limo rides to couples on their 50th anniversaries. Terry Probst, the new managing partner of the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home in Pittsfield, hopes the events will remind people that the funeral home is a center for community life. He said if customers know that the funeral home also can be the setting for other, happier activities, they might take some comfort in the place later when dark times come.

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Billy Graham Send your queries to “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201

Don’t be hesitant to share faith Q: I know I ought to tell others about Jesus and urge them to believe in Him, but the last time I tried I failed so miserably that I haven’t attempted it since. I couldn’t answer their questions, and I know they must have thought I was a fool, but I couldn’t help it. -- M.McC. A: Don’t let your fear of failure, or anything else, keep you from sharing your faith in Christ with those who need to know Him. How else will they learn about His love if someone doesn’t tell them? No, you may not be able to answer all their questions (although you could help them find answers if their questions are sincere; your local Christian bookstore can suggest books by scholars who have dealt with them). But you can tell what Jesus Christ means to you, and how He has changed your life. They might argue with the answer to some deep philosophical question -- but they can’t argue with the testimony of a changed life! The most important thing you can do for your friends, however, is to pray for them. You can’t open someone’s heart to the truth of the Gospel -- but God can, by His Spirit. Pray also that God will give you opportunities to share Christ with them. Paul wasn’t eloquent, but God still used him because he depended on the Holy Spirit. Ask God also to help you be a witness by the way you live. Do others see Christ in you -- in your attitudes, your motives, your language, your character? Remember Jesus’ words: “You are the light of the world.... In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

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400 Employment 410 Employment Wanted Cat Sitter - Food, Water, Change Litter, Lots of Cuddling. 775-5547 Before 7pm

420 Help Wanted General

Local company has opening in Accounts Receivable. Experience in collections, invoicing and posting cash receipts is necessary. Knowledge of Sage Mas 90 is preferred but not required. Please fax or mail resume to Attn: Brenda Balloons Inc 5100 Rex McLeod Drive Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 718-7792 fax. No phone calls please. PT Help Needed Flexiable Hours. Apply in person at Dale’s Greenhouse & Garden Center. Qualified Professional Full time in Sanford, Fayetteville, & Littleton areas for Private Provider Agency Must have BA in the Human Services field w/min 4yrs exp. with MR/DD population, case mgmt, CAP & Day Program setting. Competetive salary & benefits Mail, email or fax resumes to: ACTS, Inc. PO BOX 1261, Fayetteville NC 28302, Attn: Alison McLean; email:, or fax:910-826-3695

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Salon Booth for Rent. Great Location. Barbers & Stylist Welcome. 498-5655

Motor Route Carrier

Small Presbyterian Church looking for a Pianist. Call 498-1650


We’re looking for people with some special qualifications. We need


people who have a desire for earning money. All you have to do is deliver newspapers Tuesday through Sunday mornings before 6am for THE SANFORD HERALD. You will need economical transportation and be over 21. If you fit this profile and think you can deliver, please come by THE SANFORD HERALD at 208 St. Clair Court, and fill out an application.

6,000 BTU Air Condition Good Condition $50 OBO 919-775-7537 Church Pews for Sale Please call 919-774-6374 Price Negotiable

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for part/all of your ad! Ask your Classified Sales Rep for rates.

425 Help Wanted Child Care Immediate Opening for Lead Teachers w/child care credentials I & II. Top pay for those w/Associates in Early Childhood Education. 910-528-1731Margeret Mosley 910-528-1727

615 Appliances

Appliance Repair - all brands. Free estimate.All work guaranteed. Call Mr. Paul anytime 258-9165.

640 Firewood Fire Wood Mixed Hardwoods Full Size Pick Up Split & Delivered $85 499-1617/353-9607 Firewood, 16 in. split oak & mixed hardwood, delivered & stacked truck load. $50 No Checks Please 498-4852 - 258-9360

660 Sporting Goods/ Health & Fitness GOT STUFF? CALL CLASSIFIED! SANFORD HERALD CLASSIFIED DEPT., 718-1201 or 718-1204.

665 Musical/Radio/TV CLASSIFIED SELLS! “CALL TODAY, SELL TOMORROW” Sanford Herald Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

675 Pets/Animals *Pets/Animals Policy: Three different (Pet) ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

For Sale Baby Chicks: Assorted Bantams, Araucanas, & Brown Egg Layers. Call: 919-258-5533 Horse Pasture: Eleven Bar East Ranch is seeking to rent pasture for calm, gentle horses. 919-353-1870 Visit our website

690 Tools/Machinery/ Farm Equipment

IH 584 Tractor, 2800 hrs, Fridgeair Stackable exc cond. ROANOKE Heavy Duty Extra Large Capacity 25 Speed Combo TOBACCO PRIMER, 1 row, 3 Quarter HP Motor only gas engine, with defoliators and Long cutter bars. 4’ used for 8 months Like New $400 776-1156 770-5640 FIELD cultivator. Case IH, 8455 round baler. 5’ Jeff Foxworthy’s Scrape Blade, fast hitch Dictionary $5 919-258-6152 919-718-7863 Kenmore Washer & Dryer 2 Years Old Exc. Cond. Large Capacity Has Warranty $250 Kenmore 20 Cubic Ft. SxS Refrigerator ice & water in door $250 Exc. Condition. 776-3949 770-6069 Motor Cycle Helmet $50, Food Dehydrated $25, Afghan $20, Pure Water Filter System in Box $20, AM FM Double Cassette $5, This End Up Side Table $7, Lady Gray Cape Size 2 or 3 Never Used $10 708-6910

Pick-Up Bed Cap For Sale 5’ X 6’ 4’’ $75 Bird Cage $25 Rosa’s Beauty Salon is lookL15’’X W21’’X H23’’ ing to hire hair stylist. N.C. John Deer Train Set $30 license is preffered. Rent a Please Call: 919-777-9363 space or work for commission. Interested person Queen Waveless Waterplease call bed. Dual Heat Control. Ex(919) 776-0294/ Ask for cellent Condition! Price NeRosa. gotiable. Call: 708-5131 Rosa’s beauty salon busca estilistas para trabajar. Lecensia de N.C. es preferida. Renta un espacio o trabaja por commission. Personas interesadas por favor llamar al (919) 776-0294. 103 Third Street.

720 For Rent - Houses

15 people who want to 3BR/2BA House Remodeled Building Blocks is now ac- lose 30 pounds in 30 days. Guaranteed! Call: 919Lemon Springs Area cepting applications for a 444-3562 $700/mo + dep FT & PT Teachers. Call: 919-624-7621 Credentials 1 & 2 or higher Old 2 - Wheel Horse education. Apply in Person. Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2Buggy Black Leather Seat Call: 910-436-0346 story cottage. New carpet, Very Good Condition tile, fp, screen porches. Ref Asking $650 470 req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 775-3140 Help Wanted 919-775-3679

Family Support Coordinator The Arc of Moore County, HELP WANTED: Now hira private, non-profit agency ing wait staff and experiin Southern Pines serving enced line cooks to work 250 people with developmental day and night shifts- LookTrucks disabilities and their ing for persons with experifamilies, seeks part-time ence in the food service in1984 Mazda Pickup Family Support Coordinator dustry- Must be at least 18 Automatic-Good Condition! for its First In Families years old with mature atti$1100 program. FS Coordinator tude and self-motivation. Call: 919-776-8828 will assist families in Apply between the hours of identifying specific needs, 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Satur255 and developing community day, Sunday and Monday Sport Utilities resources in eight-county at Chef Paul’s (Duggan’s CLASSIFIED DEAD- region. Position is part-time, Restaurant), 610 East Main 20 hours per week. Street LINE: 2:00 PM Bachelor’s degree in DAY BEFORE 500 human services or related PUBLICATION. (2:00 field preferred, although a Free Pets pm Friday for combination of education and experience working Sat/Sun ads). San520 ford Herald, Classi- with people with disabilities Free Dogs will be considered. To fied Dept., apply, send cover letter and 718-1201 or 2 Free Female Dogs resume to Family Support, 718-1204 1yr 3mths old/Spayed P.O. Box 773, Southern Good w/ children! Pines, NC 28388 or 260 Call: 919-478-9526 email to arcmoorewr@ Vans Adorable Free Application deadline is Lab & Husky Mix “01” Ford Windstar, Gold, March 24, 2010. Puppies. Only a few left! 5 Door, Auto All Power, Olivia Area. 122K Miles, Seats 7, (919)653-8907 Runs Great $3,500 Neg 919-353-5430

605 Miscellaneous

Total Gym 1100 Great Condition $100 (919)478-1921

605 Miscellaneous HAVING A YARD SALE?

DEADLINE for Ads is 2 P.M.



695 Wanted to Buy

Looking to purchase small timber tracts. Fully insured. Call 919-499-8704

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 1, 2, 3, BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 1492 Swann Station Road $850/mo 2BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 1515 Woodland Ave $400/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 2 BD/2 BA in Sanford. Central Heat & AC Large yard Convenient location No indoor pets. $600/mo Avail 3/15 775-7976 3BR 2BA Wonderful Neighbor hood in West Sanford $850 Dep $800 Monthly 776-6563 3BR/1BA Brick house, 1471 Taylors Chapel Rd No Inside Pets! Large yard cen h/a $625 /mo $400/dep 919-478-9524

820 Homes Initial interest rates from 3.75% for New Energy Star Homes. See Inventory at and dial 919-770-4883 or 770-2554

Investment Opportunity Guranteed 6% return income, real estate backed! THE SANFORD HERALD Private investors preferred. makes every effort to follow Call Frank 919-721-6066 HUD guidelines in rental advertisements placed by Time is Running Out to our advertisers. We reserve Obtain the $8,000 the right to refuse or Tax Credit change ad copy as Call 919-775-1497 necessary for 770-4883 or 770-2554 HUD compliances. or visit

730 For Rent Apts/Condos 2BR/1.5BA $535/month $535/deposit Call:910-528-7505 Move In Special! Free Rent 2BR, Spring Lane Apartments Adjacent To Spring Lane Galleria 919-774-6511 DON’T LOSE OUT

825 Manufactured Homes 3BR/2BA, garden tub, brick underpinning, 3.5 ac., country, Goldston, refrig., stove, dishwasher, microwave 258-9887.


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740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 2BR/2BA MH on Private Lot for Rent $425/Mo. No Pets 919-499-3817 3BR 2.5BA Home on 2 Acre Lot with Appl. For Rent or to Sale 919-775-7331 Leave Mes. 3BR/2BA DW in Broadway, $600/mo. Call 919-478-4086


pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

900 Miscellaneous 920 Auctions

MH For Rent $500/mo Req 1st & Last Months Rent 91 Paul Revere Lane Cameron. Contact Becky 910-369-5010

Harris Realty & Auction “Since 1989” One Call...We Sell It All!! Land, Houses, Equipment Business Liquidation, Estates, Antiques, Coins, Furniture, Consignments, etc. 545-4637 or 498-4077

745 For Rent - Mobile Home Lots

960 Statewide Classifieds

Private M.H. Lot for rent on Dycus Rd. Call: 919-9354032

AUCTION- WILSON COUNTY FARMLAND, Saturday, March 13, 12Noon. 43+/- Acres offered in 3 tracts, one with farmhouse. United Country/Stone Auction & Realty. NCAL 561. Call for appointment, 252235-2200, or

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

3BR/1.5BA, LR, Den, Eat-In-Kitchen. 110 16th Street. Sanford. $50,000. 919-721-0082 Lease to Own - Several homes Dial 919-775-1497 week days or 770-2554 or 770-4883 Part of Rental Payments applies to Down Payment for 12 Months MODELS OPEN Sat & Sun 1-5 Copper Ridge US#1 at Exit 76 Nottingham US#1 at Exit 69 B Sun 1-5 Woodbridge, Lee Ave. Dial 770-4883 or 770-2554 Owner Finance No Credit Check 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Ready To Move In (910)624-5652


RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION- Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. 201 S. Central Ave., Locust, NC. 3 Tractor Trailers of Catering Equipment & 2 of Restaurant Equipment. 704-888-1647. NCAF5479. AUCTION- Construction Equipment & Trucks, March 12, 9 a.m., Richmond, VA. 600+ Lots, Excavators, Dozers, Dumps & More. Accepting Items Daily. Motley's Auction & Realty Group, 804-232-3300,, VAAL#16. DONATE YOUR VEHICLEReceive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964. ALL CASH VENDING! Do You Earn Up to $800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 (N.C. Human Relations Commission).

NEED $200 Cash?

CALL 910-638-9996


960 Statewide Classifieds

960 Statewide Classifieds

888-753-3458, MultiVend, LLC.

PACKAGE! Great Miles! Up to 41 cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888-899-6918.

NEED CDL DRIVERS A or B with 2 years recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors and buses. 1-800-501-3783.

C20100222005 El DISH NETWORK $19.99/Mo. Free ActivaSENIOR MARKET SALES: tion, Free HBO & Free 28 year old firm seeks outShowtime. Ask about our side sales pro. We provide no-credit promo. 48hr Free leads, training and support. Install - Call Now 888-929- $1,650-$2,550 weekly po2580. tential. 866-769-7964 NEW Norwood SAWFOREMEN to lead utility MILLS- LumberMate-Pro han- field crews. Outdoor physidles logs 34" diameter, cal work, many positions, mills boards 28" wide. Au- paid training, $17/hr. plus tomated quick-cycle-sawing weekly performance bonusincreases efficiency up to es after promotion, living al40%! www.NorwoodSawlowance when traveling, 1-800company truck and bene661-7746, ext. 300N. fits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving PART-TIME JOB with FULL- history and able to travel in TIME BENEFITS. You can the Carolinas and nearby receive cash bonus, month- states. Email resume to Rely pay check, job training, or money for technical training apply online at www.Osor college, travel, health EOE benefits, retirement, and M/F/D/V much, much more! Call now and learn how the National Guard can benefit HIGH SCHOOL GRADSyou and your family! 1US Navy has immediate 800-GO-GUARD. openings. Nuclear Power Trainees: B average in sciSLT NEEDS CLASS A Team ence and math. Special Drivers with Hazmat. OPS: excellent physical $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 condition. Career opportufor all miles. Regional con- nity, will train, relocation retractor positions available. quired, no medical or legal 1-800-835-9471. issues. Good pay, full benefits, money for college. Call Mon-Fri, 800-662-7419 for Drivers- FOOD TANKER local interview. Drivers Needed. OTR positions available NOW! CDLA w/Tanker Required. Out- REAL ESTATE AUCTION- 6 standing Pay and Benefits! Homes & 4+/- AC in CumCall a Recruiter TODAY! berland, Robeson, Hertford, 877-484-3066. www.oaNash, Halifax & Brunswick Counties, 3/11/10. Iron Horse Auction, 910-9972248. NCAL3936. KNIGHT TION- While other companies are cutting jobs, we are creating CAREERS! DISH NETWORK Take advantage of our fi$19.99/month (for 12 nancial strength & rest easy months) Over 120 Chanknowing you will get the nels. FREE Standard Profespay you earn & deserve! sional Installation - Up to 6 Come work for an industry Rooms. Plus $400+ New leader! Great Benefits, AsCustomer Bonus! 1-888signed Driver Manager no 679-4649. matter what part of the country you are in. Flexible Schedules, Great EquipWANTED 10 HOMES For ment. Walk-ins welcome for 2010 to advertise siding, immediate interviews or Apwindows, sunrooms or ply online roofs. Save hundreds of 800- dollars. Free Washer/Dryer 489-6467. or Refrigerator with Job. All credit accepted. Payments $89/month. 1-866DRIVER- CDL-A. Great Flat668-8681. bed Opportunity! High Miles. Limited Tarping. Professional Equipment. ExcelAIRLINES ARE HIRINGlent Pay - Deposited Week- Train for high paying Avialy. Must have TWIC Card tion Maintenance Career. or apply within 30 days of FAA approved program. Fihire. Western Express. nancial aid if qualified. Class A CDL and good drivHousing available. Call ing record required. 866Aviation Institute of Mainte863-4117. nance (888) 349-5387. WWW.CARGOTRANSPORTERS.COM- Qualified CDL-A Drivers: 39 CPM + Bonuses! Superior Benefits/Equipment! Need one year recent OTR experience. Good Work History. No Felonies. High School Diploma/GED. 800-374-8328

ABSOLUTE AUCTIONS Ocean Front Home & 2 Lots Figure 8 Island (Wilmington NC). Mar 27 + 6.5A on Tidal Creek with access to ICW Sneads Ferry NC Mar 28 10% BP Mike Harper NCAL 8286 843729-4996

SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED. Most earn $50K$100K or more. Call our branch office at 828-3284765. Ask for Lori Roper, or e-mail Visit

LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, VA, TN, AL, GA, FL. Call 800455-1981, Ext.1034.


NOW HIRING Volt Workforce Solutions is hiring ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS for a large manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC. Positions are 1st shift, starting pay rate $9.50/hr with a $.50 increase every six months, capping at $11.50/hr at two years.

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Phil Stone TREE REMOVAL â&#x20AC;˘ Full Tree Service â&#x20AC;˘ Stump Grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Chipping â&#x20AC;˘ Trim & Top Trees â&#x20AC;˘ Fully Insured

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LETTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TREE REMOVAL SERVICE Remove trees, Trim and top Trees, Lot clearing, stump grinding, backhoe work, hauling, bush hogging, plus we buy tracts of timber. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Free estimates and we are insured.

Call 258-3594

Braston Gail Antiques * Collectables * Antiques * Used Furniture * Antique Lumber 336 Wicker Street


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HUBBY 4 HIRE Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get things done around the house?

Call Ross 910-703-1979



Structure Demolition Landscaping, Ponds, Lot Clearing, Property Line/Fence Clearing

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Quality Trucking & Welding Fabrication and Design

We can take care of all welding needs aluminum, stainless, carbon steel Tig., Stick., Mig Welding, Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re certified on x-ray welding on piping, and steel plate. We can fabricate whatever your design is, or we can help you with your design thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no job to small if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a personal or residential or commercial we can do the job with quality work at our fab shop contact:

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Larger Loads and Tractor Spreading Also Available


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March 6, 2010  

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