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LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
AP testing policy altered
Following students’ outrage, BOE won’t require students to take costly exams By CAITLIN MULLEN firstname.lastname@example.org
POLICE TREATING TAFT’S DEATH AS HOMICIDE Kathy Taft, the state Board of Education member found badly beaten in a West Raleigh home over the weekend, died shortly after noon today, police announced Page 8A
SANFORD — An aspect of the Lee County Board of Education’s Advanced Placement policy that garnered outrage from some students was put to rest at the board’s meeting Tuesday night. Board members realized a policy they had put in place in March 2009 — which required high school students to take the AP exam in the course they
ONLINE Visit Carraway’s Facebook group opposed to the district’s AP system by searching “Students against unfair AP requirements” at facebook.com
were enrolled or forfeit a quality point — had been rendered invalid by the North Carolina Board of Education last July.
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Southern Lee High School junior Marinda Carraway has formed a Facebook group opposing Lee County Schools’ system of docking a grade point if a student doesn’t pay for Advance Placement tests.
See AP, Page 6A
ENTERTAINMENT ELECTION 2010
Meet the Dems
Texas-sized show to end its run at the Temple
MAJOR MANUFACTURERS TO ROLL OUT 3-D TVS Samsung Electronics Co. announced Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets. Combined with the required glasses and a 3-D Blu-ray player, the prices start at about $3,000 for a 46inch screen. Panasonic Corp. has said it will sell its first 3-D set Wednesday.
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LAWSUITS FROM RECALL MAY COST $3 BILLION Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more Page 12A
NATION MINORITY BIRTHS OUPACING WHITES Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years Page 9A
WASHINGTON JOBLESS BILL NEARS A bill to give additional months of unemployment benefits to some cleared a key hurdle Tuesday that guarantees it will soon pass the Senate. Page 10A
Vol. 80, No. 56 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina
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North Carolina Secretary of State and Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Elaine Marshall (right) speaks with Judge Winston Gilchrist on Tuesday at the Wilrik Hotel’s ballroom.
Democratic candidates at all levels gather to introduce themselves to Lee Co. faithful By JONATHAN OWENS
SANFORD — Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate didn’t shy away Tuesday from the national health care debate when introducing themselves to local party loyalists. In fact, N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, seeking the party’s nomination to unseat Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) in November, said at the Lee County Democratic Party’s Candidate Meet-and-Greet event at the Wilrik Hotel that she would embrace the health care plan now working its way through Congress. Some pundits think November’s election will be a referendum on the issue, and will result in large losses for the Dems, but that doesn’t scare Marshall. “People are paying more and more for health care and getting less and less,” Marshall told the crowd. “Richard Burr’s party had eight years to do something about it and did nothing.
See Democrats, Page 7A
HAPPENING TODAY n A former B29 Air Force pilot will be special guest speaker at the Veteran’s Remembrance Group at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration is encouraged, call 776-0501, ext. 201.
CALENDAR, PAGE 2A
See El Paso, Page 6A
U.S. House District 2
Clerk of Courts
Bob Etheridge (D-Raleigh)* Frank Deatrich (R-Louisburg) Todd Gailas (R-Morrisville) Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) Tom Rose (L-Benson)
Susie K. Thomas (D-Sanford)*
State Senate District 18 2-year term
Roger Gerber (R-Chapel Hill) Bob Atwater (D-Chapel Hill)*
District Attorney District 11 4-year term
George R. Murphy (DBenson) Joy Jones (R-Smithfield) Susan Doyle (R-Clayton)*
Lee County Sheriff 4-year term
Tracy Carter (R-Sanford)* * — incumbent
SANFORD — The final performances of “Jason Petty’s ‘El Paso’” can be seen right here in Sanford. “Jason Petty’s ‘El Paso,’” running at the Temple Theatre March 10-28, features the songs of country legend Marty Robbins, delving into Robbins’s hisPetty tory and how he became a star. “It’s how Marty got to be Marty Robbins,” said actor Jason Petty.
Lee County Commissioners 4-year terms
o District 1 Robert Reives (D)* o District 2 Amy Dalrymple (D)* Charles Parks (R) o District 3 Linda Shook (R)* Mike Womble (D) o District 4 Tamara Brogan (R) James K. Womack Jr. (R) Kenneth Cole (D)
Board of Education 3 seats open, 4-year term
John Bonardi Jr. Linda Smith* Ellen Mangum* Kimberly Lilley Mark Akinosho Dana Atkins Shannon Gurwitch
Pittsboro judge gives Edwards’ aide a deadline By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer
PITTSBORO — A former John Edwards aide has narrowly avoided getting sent to jail for contempt over his handling of a purported sex tape showing the former presidential candidate. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones has given Andrew Young until Friday afternoon to account for how
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GOOD MORNING Pet of the Week Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption
Marrisa Marrisa is a 14-month-old female orange and white domestic short hair. Her predominantly orange coat sets her apart from everyone else at CARA right now, and if you come to meet her, you’ll see her cattitude and readiness to play also set her apart. Marrisa is quite confident and gets along well with the other kitties in the cat room, and fishing pole toys (with you at the pole-end) is her favorite pastime. Like all of CARA’s kitties, Marrisa is purr-fectly litter box trained and is more than ready to go to her furever home. Marrisa is FIV/FeLV negative, current on vaccines and preventatives, micro-chipped and spayed. See CARA’s Web site (www.caranc.org) for more info or to apply to adopt. Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. located at 42 Deep River Rd., Sanford is a 501(c) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fund raising proceeds.
On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:
TODAY ■ The City of Sanford Law & Finance meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at City Hall. ■ 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.
WEDNESDAY ■ The Goldston Precinct meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. at Goldston Public Library, 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Hwy., Goldston.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Shanice Nicole Richardson, Hilda Gilmore, Daniel Joseph Desjarlais, Carter Edwin Spitler, Joshua Dills, Denise Swann Heck, Tripp Chandler, Frank Haire, Austin Haire, Appolonia McLean, Chasity Nicole Donaldson, Jabreya McNeil, Phaedra Williams, Christina Williams, William Travis McDougald, Jordan Bloodworth, Jasmine Washington, Pearl Bridges and Sandra McFarland. CELEBRITIES: Actor Chuck Norris is 70. Actress Shannon Tweed is 53. Actress Sharon Stone is 52. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 47. Actor Jon Hamm (TV: “Mad Men”) is 39. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 38.
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.
FACES & PLACES
TODAY ■ The Living With Vision Loss Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. ■ A former B29 Air Force pilot will be special guest speaker at the Veteran’s Remembrance Group at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration is encouraged, call 776-0501, ext. 201. ■ Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church. All people in the Lee County area who are job searching are welcome to attend. Instead of the scheduled program, Jobseekers will leave to attend the job fair after networking time and opening remarks. The previously scheduled program will take place at a later date. For information, call 776-6137. ■ The Central Carolina Paddlers canoe and kayak club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Fellowship Center at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford, and will announce the winners of the “March of the Paddle” contest, members are asked to bring their paddles with them. Call 718-5104 for information. ■ Floyd L. Knight’s second annual spaghetti plate sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. Plates are $7. Take out only. All proceeds will benefit Floyd Knight School.
THURSDAY ■ 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. ■ The Fresh Produce Safety Farmer Listening Session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in
Broadway Optimist’s “Student of the Month,” Ashley Ellerba, is a fifth grader in Donna Cauthen’s class at Broadway Elementary School. Ellerba received a $50 savings bond for her recognition. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 718-1225. Pittsboro. RSVP for this event by calling Jane Tripp at (919) 542-8202. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 7 p.m. “El Paso” details the performing life of Marty Robbins and pays tribute to Robbins’ heroes such as Gene Autrey and Hank Williams Sr. For tickets, call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. templeshows.com.
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SATURDAY ■ The Lee County Democratic Party’s annual precinct meeting will be held at the Lee County Courthouse (in Courtroom No. 4) and will begin at 10 a.m. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. Email email@example.com or call (919) 718-9242 for more information. ■ The Southern Tradition Band presents the Merle Haggard and George Strait Tribute Show at 7 p.m. at the Stewart Theatre in Dunn. Pre-show at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $13 advance, $15 door, $11 groups of 13 or more and $6 children. For ticket information, call Ronnie Womack at (910) 890-4188, June Wallace at (919) 776-
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Today is Wednesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2010. There are 296 days left in the year. This day in history: On March 10, 1876, the first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.” In 1496, Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain. In 1948, the body of the anti-Communist foreign minister of Czechoslovakia, Jan Masaryk, was found in the garden of Czernin Palace in Prague. In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.) In 1980, “Scarsdale Diet” author Dr. Herman Tarnower was shot to death at his home in Purchase, N.Y. (Tarnower’s former lover, Jean Harris, was convicted).
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Charter school may be forced to shut down
ABERDEEN (MCT) â€” The Academy of Moore County could close at the end of the school year. The State Board of Education denied a recommendation by the N.C. Office of Chartered Schools last week to renew the schoolâ€™s charter for three years. The Academy was awarded a three-year renewal in 2007. The school did not meet its growth components in recent years, according to the state. â€œThe state board examined their performance over the past years, which were low, and debated the issue and decided not to renew their charter,â€? said Sara Clark, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Allyson Schoen, the schoolâ€™s director of education, said the school plans to fight to overturn the decision. The school met its growth standards as defined by the stateâ€™s testing programs in three of the past five school years, according to state records. It also met its Adequate Yearly Progress goals, or performance standards guideline measured on a federal scale, in two of the past five years. It met both components in 2008-09. Growth indicates the rate at which students learned over the past year. Under the growth formulas, students are expected to perform as well, or better, for the current year as they did during the previous two years, Clark said. The school, which is on U.S. 15-501 south of Aberdeen, was founded in 1997. It has 174 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. There are 13 teachers. â€” Fayetteville Observer
School to join with NCSU for degrees
RALEIGH (MCT) â€” Two local universities are teaming up to offer a two-for-one special. Starting this fall, Campbell Universityâ€™s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and N.C. State University will join to develop a four-year program that will enable students to receive both a law degree and master of public administration degree. Students will have to apply and be accepted to both schools but will get two degrees in four years instead
of the five years it would take if done separately. That saved year will mean less time, and less money, for students, said Jeffery Braden, dean of NCSUâ€™s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The partnership was announced Monday at Campbell, a private law school. Campbellâ€™s law program moved to downtown Raleigh on Hillsborough Street this fall from Buies Creek in Harnett County. â€œThis is a partnership that maximizes our joint commitment to public service,â€? said Melissa Essary, Campbell Lawâ€™s dean. Speaking at the announcement was former Gov. Jim Hunt, who said he hopes that state government will benefit, given the proximity of Campbell and NCSU to state government offices. â€œWe can be a whole lot better for it,â€? he said.
Transit system to get a new home LILLINGTON (MCT) â€” After a wait of almost two decades, Harnett Countyâ€™s H.A.R.T.S. will soon be in the right place. The Harnett Area Rural Transit System is moving to a custom-built, 1,975square-foot home off McKinney Parkway in Lillington. The new facility has enough parking for all 27 of the vans that crisscross the county each day, ferrying county residents with no other means of transport for $2 per ride. â€œThis is really a Godsend for me,â€? said Angela Washington of Lillington. Sheâ€™s been using the systemâ€™s Dial-A-Ride service to get to community college classes since her car broke down in December. â€œI desperately needed transportation,â€? she said. â€œThis is not a city like Raleigh that has mass transit.â€? H.A.R.T.S. provided 38,398 rides to county residents between July and December last year. Washingtonâ€™s story is typical, according to driver Tonia Edwards, whose route takes her from Lillington to the Anderson Creek and Spring Lake areas.
PITTSBORO â€” Seeking to help make Chatham a destination for businesses dealing in new environmental technologies that would create green collar jobs, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners is pinning those hopes on the newly created Green Building and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board to steer the process. â€œThe creation of this
advisory board is an important step in positioning Chatham County to attract high quality green-collar jobs and industries,â€? said Chatham County Commissioner Tom Vanderbeck, who will serve as liaison to the board. Vanderbeck said that the countyâ€™s economic development strategic plan includes energy conservation, alternative energy and green technology services as one of
seven industry â€œclustersâ€? that the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation has targeted for economic growth through retention, growth and attraction of jobs in this area. Vanderbeck emphasized that the strategic economic development plan is based on economic research indicating that Chatham County has a competitive advantage in these industries.
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Area middle school students and their parent or adult mentor enjoyed a laser and fiber optics hands-on learning experience at Central Carolina Community Collegeâ€™s High Tech-High Touch Laser Workshop held Feb. 27 at the collegeâ€™s Harnett County Campus in Lillington. Students taking part were (from left, front row) John Harris of Spring Lake, Pedro Gonzales of Sanford, Ethan Becherini of Cameron, Marcus Peters of Fuquay-Varina, (second row) Phillip Morie of Sanford, Maya Davis of Lillington, Rebecca Peters of Fuquay-Varina and Chmira Gilliam of Sanford.
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Editorial Board: Bill Horner III, Publisher • Billy Liggett, Editor • R.V. Hight, Special Projects Editor
Media taking a closer look at schools
here’s a Web site dedicated to not only the news in our country, but the newspapers, television and radio stations and online journalists who share the news around the world. Newseum.org, the Web site of the still-new Newseum, an interactive museum on the history of journalism located in the heart of Washington, D.C., shares the front page of nearly every daily newspaper in our country (The Herald included), plus front pages from other continents as well — providing online visitors an interesting (and free) look at what is “making the news.”
And each day, Newseum shares its “Top 10” front pages, which usually either depict a national or worldwide event (such as a massive earthquake or national election) or a theme. Tuesday’s theme was “education,” and the newspapers were shown with a note that read: “Articles on education used to be relegated to a newspaper’s inside pages. Nowadays, readers see news about students, teachers and schools on the front page. Today’s education-themed Top Ten include Page-One photos and stories about Washington college professors banning
laptops from classes, Catholic campuses considering closures in Baltimore and classroom bullies in Boston. Some aspects of school never change.” Education has always been front page news for newspapers our size, as school districts more define communities our size than they do in larger cities. Today’s Herald is no different, with a lead story about a group of students upset over test fees and the “penalties” they faced if they didn’t attempt Advanced Placement. The decisions our school boards make affect a larger portion of our population (and a more vocal
one, it seems ... just ask the Saturday school parents). As a community paper, we also feel it necessary to celebrate our schools and our students’ achievements. Think back to the times when your name and face was included in your hometown paper ... even in today’s age of social networking, where a picture can be seen by thousands instantly, getting mentioned in the paper is still a thrill for most. It’s for these reasons we’ll continue to emphasize local education in our news coverage. We’re glad to see the nation is joining us.
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realize it’s been 37 years since I graduated from high school ... and that there’s been much change in the world, and in our schools, in that time frame. Times have changed. I’ve said it before, but to reiterate, I loved my days at Deep River. That’s not to say that school was all fun and games. Far from it. There were some academically challenging times. But, I very much liked my teachers and my classmates. And, in fact, I enjoyed the entire school experience, perhaps more than most. I felt well prepared for college and for life. Again, times have changed. It is with dismay that I read about the dropout rate for Lee County Schools, at 5.61 percent last year, in comparison to the state average of 4.27 percent. I’m sure there was someone who may have dropped out when I was in school, but no one comes to mind. I don’t remember even thinking that dropping out was a possibility. Going to high school, and graduating, was the thing to do. No, not everyone had cars and jobs. There were no computers and no iPods. No cable television. No internet. We were expected to learn without all the gizmos that are available in today’s generation. Frankly, the dropout rate is surprising. Even in today’s times. I realize there can be extenuating circumstances which may warrant someone to drop out. But, dropping out should not be a choice just because someone might be bored ... or believes life can be better without at least a minimal education. Also, I have read about the discussion of a new dress code for the schools. Whether that’s a good idea or not, well, I really don’t know what’s best. What I do know is that when I was in school, I don’t remember problems with what students were wearing. It seemed as if everyone wanted to dress nicely, and comfortably, when at school. Today’s fashions are much different. School officials have plenty to worry about without having to deal with what students are wearing on a daily basis. Teachers should be in the business of educating. They shouldn’t have to be the fashion police. Nevertheless, some students can take fashion beyond decency. It’s something of which innocent students and educators should not be subjected. It’s a shame that our educators have to spend the time to deal with dropout rates and dress codes — but this is no longer 1973. The times certainly have changed. In many ways, for the better. In some ways, not so.
‘Values’ of a smear T he word “McCarthyism” is overused, but in this case it’s mild. Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s ambitious daughter, has in her hand a list of nine Justice Department lawyers whose “values” she has the gall to question. She ought to spend the time examining her own principles, if she can find them. A group that Cheney co-chairs, called Keep America Safe, has spent the past two weeks scurrilously attacking the Justice Department officials because they “represented or advocated for terrorist detainees” before joining the administration. In other words, they did what lawyers are supposed to do in this country: ensure that even the most unpopular defendants have adequate legal representation and that the government obeys the law. Cheney is not ignorant, and neither are the other co-chairs of her group, advocate Debra Burlingame and pundit William Kristol, who writes a monthly column for The Washington Post. Presumably they know that “the American tradition of zealous representation of unpopular clients is at least as old as John Adams’ representation of the British soldiers charged in the Boston Massacre” — in other words, older than the nation itself. That quote is from a letter by a group of conservative lawyers — including several former high-ranking officials of the BushCheney administration, legal scholars who have supported draconian detention and interrogation policies, and even Kenneth W. Starr — that blasts the “shameful series of attacks” in which Liz Cheney has been the principal mouthpiece. Among the signers are Larry Thompson, who was deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft; Peter Keisler, who was acting attorney general for a time during George W. Bush’s second term; and Bradford Berenson, who was an associate White House counsel during Bush’s first term. “To suggest that the Justice Department should not employ talented lawyers who have advocated on behalf of detainees maligns the patriotism of people who have taken honorable positions on contested questions,” the letter states. But maligning is apparently the whole point of the exercise. The smear campaign by Cheney, et al., has nothing to do with keeping America safe. It can only be an attempt to inflict political damage on the Obama administration by portraying the Justice Department as somehow “soft” on terrorism. Even by Washington’s low standards, this is unbelievably dishonest and dishonorable. “Whose values do they share?” a video on the group’s Web site ominously asks. The answer is obvious: the values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The most prominent of the nine Justice officials, Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, represented Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, in a case that went
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to the Supreme Court. In a 5-3 decision, the court sided with Hamdan and ruled that the Bush administration’s military tribunals were unconstitutional. Are Cheney and her pals angry that Katyal was right? Or do they question the “values” and patriotism of the five justices who voted with the majority as well? The letter from the conservative lawyers points out that “in terrorism detentions and trials alike, defense lawyers are playing, and will continue to play, a key role.” It notes that whether terrorism suspects are tried in civilian or military courts, they will have access to counsel — and that Guantanamo inmates, even if they do not face formal charges, have a right to habeas corpus review of their detention. It is the federal courts — not defense lawyers — who have made all of this crystal clear. If Cheney and her group object, they should prepare a blanket denunciation of the federal judiciary. Or maybe what they really don’t like is that pesky old Constitution, with all its checks, balances and guarantees of due process. How inconvenient to live in a country that respects the rule of law. But there I go again, taking the whole thing seriously. This is really part of a “death by 1,000 cuts” strategy to wound President Obama politically. The charge of softness on terrorism — or terrorist suspects — is absurd; Obama has brought far more resources and focus to the war against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan than the Bush-Cheney administration cared to summon. Since Obama’s opponents can’t attack him on substance, they resort to atmospherics. They distort. They insinuate. They sully. They blow smoke. This time, obviously, they went too far. But the next Big Lie is probably already in the works. Scorched-earth groups like Keep America Safe may just be pretending not to understand our most firmly established and cherished legal principles, but there is one thing they genuinely don’t grasp: the concept of shame.
Today’s Prayer Provide things honest in the sight of all men. (Romans 12:17) PRAYER: Help me, Father, to be honest in all things, showing others that they can trust me. Amen.
Letters to the Editor Enforce the current dress code and move on To the Editor: As the spouse of a Lee County educator and the parent of a student at West Lee Middle School and Tramway Elementary, I am very disappointed in the board’s decision to discuss further the proposed “academic attire” (uniforms) as stated in The Herald. Each Lee County school has a dress code in place, and as Mr. Thompson stated in the newspaper, “If we enforce the dress codes that are in place now, then there is no need for a uniform.” What problem are we trying to solve? Lee County is a public school system (free and public education system). Is it fair to ask parents to spend money on new or even used clothing. This is an unnecessary expense, especially in this current economic situation. Questions that come up is who will pay for those who can’t afford the uniform? What if a child doesn’t wear the uniform? Lee County schools can not deny a child public education because his/her parents are not able to afford the uniform. To impose such strict rules of dress would negatively impact a person’s individuality and freedom of choice. Yes, we should encourage and teach children the appropriate way to “dress for success,” as stated by Mr. Williams. But dressing for success does not mean everyone dresses alike and that you have such strict rules to follow. He compared public schools to the workers in Walmart and McDonald’s stating they had to wear uniforms. Is that what we want — a world where everyone looks the same and choices are limited to what color polo shirt you are going to wear? Uniforms do not teach children how to deal with people who are different than themselves. What happens when they get in to the real world? If the reason for this is to differentiate in the socioeconomic statuses, children are going to differentiate themselves regardless of polo shirts and khaki pants. Will the school board go as far as to tell us what kind of closedtoe shoes to wear as well? What about jewelry, book bags, hair styles and outer wear? I strongly urge the Lee County Board of Education and Dr. Moss to throw this idea away, enforce the dress code that is established and focus on other issues that can positively affect our school district. DAVID LAMB Sanford
Parents, not teachers, should enforce dress code To the Editor: I understand the concern with the dress code. But should not parents be responsible for enforement of the existing school policy in regard to dress? Teachers would be better spending their time teaching than looking at students’ attire. It amazes me at what parents allow their children to wear. As a retired teacher, I can say it gets old repeatedly telling the same student over and over to not wear pants that are so low, I can see their undergarments or the tiny, low cut top that reveals too much cleavage. Teachers need to teach, not enforce, the dress code policy, but if parents don’t address it, then the school must. As far as money, it surely is cheaper to buy several uniform bottoms and tops than all the other items. Even “brand” name clothes at Walmart add up after a while. And a plus would be no more arguing as to what can be worn for school. I vote for whatever gives Lee Coutny’s teachers more time to teach. KIM NEAL Sanford
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The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / 5A
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SANFORD â€” Funeral service for James Brantley Allen were held Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Sanford with the Rev. Donald E. Barnes officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers were Roy Marchman, Gary Tracy, Jason Rogers, Ryan Casey, Pete Witherhead and Ray Holland. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.
SANFORD â€” Daniel Robert Goodwin, 75, of 1044 Hoover Road, died Tuesday (3/9/10) at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1934 in Lee County, son of the late Robert Goodwin and Ida Crutchfield Goodwin. He was retired from Whitin Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Janice Whitaker Goodwin of the home; a daughter, Teresa Goodwin Sawyer and husband Mike of Carthage; sons, Larry Goodwin and wife Jennifer of Broadway, Terry Goodwin and wife Melody of Moncure and Danny Goodwin and wife Sandra and Michael Goodwin, both of Sanford; a sister, Florence Wood of Wilmington; stepchildren, Donna Cox and Lora Street and husband Greg, both of Sanford, and Elaine Feree and husband Bradley of Carthage; 10 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the family home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Pleasants officiating. Burial will follow at New Elam Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.
SANFORD â€” Mr. George Vick Batten, 85, of Sanford, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital. Mr. Batten was born in Johnston County, on August 13, 1924. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Batten, and by a son, Donald Batten. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served his country during World War II. He is survived by his wife of Batten 67 years, Thelma Holder Batten; a son, Richard Batten and wife Mary of Carbonton; a daughter, Barbara Lewis and husband Wayne of Lilburn, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Don Batten Jr., Karen Lewis Glenn, Jeff Batten, Marcus Lewis, Allison Batten Fox, Jonathan Batten and Brent Batten and 14 greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Larry Moore and the Rev. Tommy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. Paid obituary
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LEE COUNTY n Catherine Michelle Young, 41, of Lot 26 Oakwood MHP, Sanford, was arrested Monday for failing to appear in court. She was held under $70,000 secured bond. n Carlos Evander McDougald of 547 Osgood Rd., Sanford, reported Monday a larceny of car parts from his yard. n Pamela R. Gunter of 3314 Carbonton Rd., Sanford, reported Monday someone entered her home and removed a TV. n Jamie Oâ€™Quinn of 83 Shelly Fore Ln., Sanford, reported Monday someone used her personal information for personal gain. n Dennis McIver of 27 Ivey Dr., Sanford, reported Monday a larceny of three firearms from 40 Ivey Dr., Sanford. SANFORD n Algernon Johnson, 32, was charged Monday with two counts of probation violation.
n Timothy Grier, 21, was charged Monday with misdemeanor larceny. n Falepa Morgan, 29, was charged Monday with assault on a female and violation of valid protective order. n Spencer Bridges, 24, was charged Monday with injury to personal property at 1416 S. Horner Blvd. n Kirby Whitley, 32, was charged Monday with non-compliance. n Tawana Sanford, 26, was charged Monday with larceny. n Naquisha Fuller, 28, was charged Monday with two counts of larceny and second-degree trespassing. n Justo Morales, 43, was charged Monday with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. n Prevailing Life Ministries was a victim Monday of breaking and entering at a business at 207 McIver St.
n Shana Byrd, 23, was a victim of breaking and entering at a residence at 710 Wall St. n Jane Brewer, 61, was a victim of larceny. n Walgreens reported a larceny-shoplifting at 1956 S. Horner Blvd. Monday. n Walmart reported a larceny-shoplifting at 3310 N.C. Hwy 87, Monday. n Tiffany Murchison, 26, reported damage to property on Monday.
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LifeLock ordered to give refunds, modify claims
RALEIGH (MCT) — A company that promised to safeguard a person’s identity must give refunds and restate its advertising claims after a judgment filed today in N.C. Superior Court. The N.C. Attorney General’s Office said LifeLock owes $11 million
in refunds after the agreement reached with North Carolina, 34 other states and the Federal Trade Commission. “Identity theft is a serious crime,” N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said, “and criminals aren’t the only ones trying to make money off of it.”
LifeLock sells identify theft services for $10 a month or $110 a year. In past advertisements, the company claimed a guarantee that personal information would be protected. Some ads even included the Social Security number of company CEO Todd Davis.
About a year ago, prosecutors in several states began looking into the company after complaints about misleading statements in LifeLock’s ads. The Attorney General’s Office said North Carolina and Illinois officials led the probe.
ment class and do not take the AP test, which costs $86. The board instituted that policy so students would put effort into preparing for the exam, Moss said. “Sometimes students don’t take that class serious and they don’t take the exam as serious,” Moss said. “We looked at it as just a way to improve their weighted GPA, with focus on the instruction and the ability to pass the AP exam at a university level.” But the state board interceded in July 2009 and said the local board’s decision had no bearing on the situation. “There’s a memorandum of understanding between the university system and the state Department of Public Instruction that supersedes the board’s decision,” Moss told board members. “That never came back before you. The directive from the state
cancels your action.” Students were under the assumption that AP credit would revert to honors if they did not take the exam, and rightly so because of the board’s action last March, Moss said. Because it had said in the student handbook that if students didn’t take the test, they would be penalized, it still seemed to be an issue. The board briefly considered sending the issue to the curriculum and instruction committee, but board member Ellen Mangum pointed out that the state’s decision already had been made. “There’s nothing we can change,” she said. “We have to legally operate according to the state board’s direction.” Though she understands the test is expensive, Mangum said students taking AP classes should be prepared to work hard. “Even though the $86
seems like a lot of money for a test, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than college tuition,” she said. SLHS Principal Bonnie Almond, who also attended the meeting, said the students had valid concerns. “There seemed to be an inconsistency in what’s being presented,” she said, mentioning that she will follow the line of authority and address the issue with her superiors to determine if there are changes that need to be made. Carraway was satisfied after the meeting, and said she and others will continue to follow the issue if it develops. “I feel like they felt cornered, just for the simple fact that they realized, legally, they couldn’t do what they first wanted to do,” Carraway said of the board. “Legally, they figured out that if they did this, they’d have a revolt on their hands.”
tress, Rielle Hunter. Jones told Young on Tuesday he was “troubled” by discrepancies in the statements that Young has made in court. Lawyers for Hunter
are trying to recover the tape and other items they say belong to Hunter. Her lawyers have accused Young of “dozens of lies” in the dispute.
Young has described showing the tape to a few people and says he has turned in the copies that he had. Young’s attorney chalked up discrepancies to “memory lapses.”
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The realization came after a group of Southern Lee High School and Lee County High School students banded together to voice their concern for the board’s policy. The issue happened to come to light now because students are preparing for their AP exams this spring, said Superintendent Jeff Moss. A group of 15 students wore T-shirts that said “Should I have to pay for my grade?” to the meeting Tuesday night at the county government center. Marinda Carraway, a junior at Southern Lee High School, organized the students and created a Facebook group against the issue. Carraway said guidance counselors at SLHS had told students that their grade will drop one letter if they are enrolled in an Advanced Place-
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The two-hour show will feature Petty performing 22 songs, many of them Robbins’s but some by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and others who Robbins looked up to. Petty said he keeps the show interactive and has a good time with the audience. “Marty wrote stories. He was a storyteller,” he said. “We do a lot of storytelling and a lot of singing but we keep it lighthearted and fun with the audience. My personality comes out.” A six-piece band will perform the songs with Petty, which adds to the experience, said Producing Artistic Director Peggy Taphorn. “To be able to have Jason, who’s not only a wonderful musician and singer, but these really, really talented musicians...It’s a chance for people to hear the music,” she said. He’s been doing the “El Paso” show for a year and a half now, and the show is coming to an end after the run at the Temple this month. Petty has been to the Temple before: He portrayed Hank Williams Sr. in “Hank and His Honky Tonk Heroes” during the theater’s 2007-08 season. “When Jason was here two years ago, he did his Hank Williams show which was a huge hit,” Taphorn said. “It’s not just an imitation. You actually learn about the artist and their background.” Petty has been a fan of Robbins since he was
young. Before Petty’s first public performance in high school, he had the chance to meet Robbins. “He was such a nice guy. Very helpful and down to earth,” he said. “I really fell in love with the guy and his music.” Robbins is a star that often gets overlooked, Petty said. “Marty Robbins doesn’t get his due,” he said. “He had an iconic song, ‘El Paso.’” Robbins was an original because called the shots, Petty said. He grew up in a troubled home, served in World War II and worked hard to become successful. “Today in country music, if you don’t do what they tell you to do, you lose your record deal,” he said. “Marty wouldn’t be told what to do.” Robbins also earned two Grammy awards and had 17 Number One hits, Petty said. He sang not only country music but also dabbled in jazz and island music. The singer was inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame when he was in his fifties, a rare feat for most artists at that age, Petty added. “He could sing anything,” he said. Performing various types of music during the production makes the show more challenging for Petty, who gets to test his vocal range. “It’s everything. It gives me a chance to break out into some different singing voices,” he said. “It’s a chance to perform one of the biggest legends of country music because no one else is doing it and there’s a big audience for it.”
The Sanford Herald / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / 7A
ANALYSIS: CAPITOL LETTER
Realtors plan may be political preview By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH — State Board of Elections Chairman Larry Leake didn’t want to hear about a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opens the doors to more direct corporate and union involvement in political campaigns while he weighed evidence whether the North Carolina Association of Realtors broke the law in 2008. “I am at this moment in time more interested in what North Carolina law says,” Leake told an attorney last week arguing over how the Realtors used mandatory member dues to fight tax increases on county land sales. “Help me understand that.” But the phrase “Citizens United” — a reference to the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case in January — will be one to which lawyers and campaign finance reform advocates say Leake and other board members must soon respond. They contend the legal methods the association used to spend millions of dollars to influence a tax debate will become more prevalent as more groups flex their political muscles in state elections after the justices’ ruling. “They’re having permission in a sense and even encouragement from the Supreme Court to be more politically active and to use their treasury money ... and not just in a referendum but in direct advocacy of candidates,” said Bob Hall,
executive director of the reform group Democracy North Carolina. The Citizens United ruling is likely to alter significantly North Carolina and federal campaign because state and U.S. campaign laws had barred corporations, unions and trade associations from using money from their operating funds to produce and run campaign ads to endorse or oppose a candidate. The Supreme Court struck down those kinds of prohibitions, giving the groups more options than employee-funded political action committees or alternative organizations created under the Internal Revenue Code for political advocacy. State election officials and the Legislature haven’t decided exactly how to respond to these rulings. “I’m confident that if the General Assembly believes our laws are unconstitutional in any respect they’ll take the unconstitutional laws off the books,” Leake said. Leake tried to keep the lid on the Citizens United discussion as board members listened to more than two hours of testimony and arguments. It was a tall order although the complaint by association member Becky Harper had been filed more than a year before the ruling. She argued the association violated campaign finance laws by forcing her to pay extra dues in July 2008 to replenish the group’s “Issues Mobilization Fund” and extend
the association’s efforts to oppose county referenda to raise the land transfer tax. The extra assessment of up to $70 per member generated $1.8 million, said Michael Weisel, Harper’s attorney. Weisel, former legal counsel to House CoSpeaker Richard Morgan, said the examination of the association’s finances is an example of what North Carolina politics could look like as more groups like the Realtors enter. Weisel pulled out for board members a flow chart — reminiscent of a Rube Goldberg-style map — of boxes, lines and arrows explaining how the Realtors helped create nearly 30 different organizations to spend $2.7 million in 2007 and 2008 opposing a land transfer tax. The 38,000-member association spent more than $1 million to lobby the public and elected officials, Weisel said, citing records filed by the group. Nearly all of it was spent in 2007 while the Legislature debated whether to give counties the authority, with local voter approval, to raise the transfer tax on land transactions from the current 0.2 percent of the land’s value to 0.6 percent. Another $910,000 went to a tax-exempt group called the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance that developed mailers and electronic advertisements in opposition to what the association called the “NC Home Tax.” And after the Legislature
authorized the proposed tax, the association funneled more than $700,000 to local committees that helped defeat county referenda 20 separate times to increase the tax, according to Weisel’s chart. “This is the face of politics in North Carolina post-the Citizens United case,” Weisel said. The board determined the Realtors group did nothing illegal. But members voted to require reports filed by local referendum groups to be sent to the state board to make it easier for the public to know “whether there is some state or national entity that has taken a great interest in this issue,” Leake said. The Legislature needs to go further so that the public knows how corporations are paying for political activity, said Damon Circosta, executive director of the North Carolina Center for Voter Education. Congress also would have to step in, too, according to Weisel. “At the very least we need to know where the money is coming from,” Circosta said. John Wallace, the association’s attorney, said the level of donor identity on some tax forms filed by nonprofits has expanded in the last two years. The state elections board will likely have to recommend how to monitor groups that have never directly advocated for candidates until now. “It does pose a real interesting challenge for a group like this board,” he said.
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America is better than that. Right now we have one side saying no all the time and the other running scared. That’s not leadership.” Absent from the meeting with Lee County Dems was former N.C. Sen. Cal Cunningham, also seeking the nomination. But his campaign’s political director Conan Morgan told the crowd Cunningham would embrace the health care debate as well. “Many lives have been touched by the lack of health care in this country and this state,” Morgan said. “Cal Cunningham will be that voice for those people.” And they should, said County Party Chairman Ty Stumpf, who said voters will appreciate Democrats’ work on the bill once they see the benefits from it. “Democrats are going to have to pass (health care reform) solely, and we need to wear it,” Stumpf said. “Once we get past the scare tactics and people realize what is actually in the bill, most voters are going to be pleased.” Ken Lewis, a lawyer from Winston-Salem who is also seeking the party’s U.S. Senate nomination, told the crowd economic development would be a
major focus of his campaign. “It’s a Democratic Party value to support people,” Lewis said. “We are living in very tough times, and the government needs to provide fertile ground for opportunities.” Marshall said she thought whomever wins the party’s nomination would stand a strong chance of unseating Burr in the fall. “I think that voters are anti-Washington, period,” Marshall said. “There is a high level of disappointment, and people are looking for change. And I think voters recognize that Richard Burr stood with George W. Bush and has done nothing to distinguish himself.” N.C. Rep. Jimmy Love Sr. and N.C. Sen. Bob Atwater also spoke briefly to the crowd on their campaigns, and Democratic candidates for local offices were on hand to meet the faithful as well, including Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives and county board candidates Kenny Cole and Mike Womble. Stumpf said the slate excited him as party chairman. “We look forward to keeping Kenny’s seat and taking Mike’s seat,” Stumpf said. “We have strong candidates, and I am most pleased about their diversity, not only in background but in their goals and vision.”
Hundreds Flock to Traveling Buy Show to Cash In Many Surprised How Much Their Antiques, Gold, Silver, Collectibles, are Really Worth
By Anne-Marie Thompson The Great Treasure Hunt STAFF WRITER
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8A / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald STATE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DIES
Garden Guide Gov’t: No delay needed in trial of Easley’s aide
N.C. gets billions for programs based on census
RALEIGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley should go on trial this spring because Ruffin Poole and his attorney have had enough time and help to prepare. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Bruce and Dennis Duffy this week filed a response to a request by Poole’s lawyer to delay his corruption trial from April 26 to August. Defense attorney Joe Zeszotarski said he has to go through 36,000 pages of documents and scores of boxes, folders and grand jury transcripts. Judge Terrence Boyle will decide whether to delay the trial.
CHARLOTTE (AP) — A new report shows North Carolina got nearly $12 billion and South Carolina more than $5 billion in 2008 for programs including health, highways and housing, based on the most recent census. The Charlotte Observer reported the summary of state benefits by the Washington-based Brookings Institution was released Monday, just a week before the 2010 census surveys should start arriving at residents’ homes. Most of the money went to health programs such as Medicaid. Housing, highways and education accounted for the next-largest allocations. The 10-question census survey should start arriving Monday at homes.
Another judge considers personal care services
RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina judge has sided with state Medicaid regulators in a dispute over efforts to cut spending for personal care services for people living at home. Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens says an administrative law judge didn’t have jurisdiction to decide if the state can review in-home care for more than 30,000 patients. That review could cut some patient services by half. Stephens’ order overturns the other judge’s decision to block the state from reviewing the cases. Stephens didn’t immediately sign an order at Monday’s hearing. A state official and personal care services industry group confirmed Tuesday the judge’s oral ruling from the bench.
Gov visits Graham, Samaritan’s Purse BOONE (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue visited Franklin Graham’s relief organization during a trip to the North Carolina mountains to see what Samaritan’s Purse is doing around the world. Perdue received a onehour tour Monday of the Samaritan’s Purse operations in Boone and visited with Graham and hundreds of employees. She was in Boone to speak to several local chambers of commerce. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said Tuesday the governor told the workers how much the Graham family — including Franklin’s father, the Rev. Billy Graham — meant to North Carolina residents and Perdue’s family personally.
Police view Taft’s death as homicide RALEIGH (MCT) — Kathy Taft, the state Board of Education member found badly beaten in a West Raleigh home over the weekend, died shortly after noon today, police announced. Police had mistakenly announced her death this morning, then said she Taft remained alive. A police spokesman confirmed her death at about 1 p.m.saying they are treating it as a homicide. Taft, who lives in Greenville, was found injured at the home of tax attorney
ROXBORO (AP) — The former district attorney for two North Carolina counties is being investigated for impersonating a police officer and seeking help on Election Day from people for whom he dismissed minor charges. The allegations were unveiled on Tuesday as a State Bureau of Investigation agent filed a search warrant in Person County in the probe into former prosecutor Joel Brewer. A judge on Monday ruled the warrant should be released as long as some information was redacted. The warrant states that an agent seized a gold-colored badge wirth Brewer’s name on it and two folders containing copies of old citations. Brewer hasn’t been charged with any crimes.
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Taft, 62, a longtime member of the state Board of Education, was first appointed to the board by former Gov. Jim Hunt in 1995. Taft was a former vice chairwoman of the Pitt County Board of Education and she was a founding member of the Pitt County Communities in Schools Program. She ran for a state Senate seat in 2008. She was surrounded by family, including her four grown children, sister and brother. Shortly after her death was announced, Gov. Bev Perdue issued a statement saying she “will miss her terribly.” “I have known Kathy Taft as a dear friend for more than 25 years,”
Perdue said. “The kindness she showed me, as a fellow woman from down east working to make a difference, is something I will never forget.” Taft, the mother of four — two sons and two daughters — has been described by friends and colleagues as a kind, civic-minded woman. Neighbors say was often seen in the driveway of her Greenville home playing with her grandchildren. Her ex-husband, Tom Taft, is a former state senator from Greenville. The Tafts were longtime friends of former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper. The couples vacationed together at Figure Eight Island.
— The News and Observer
Former DA may have impersonating cop
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John Geil at 2710 Cartier Drive just after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, authorities reported. Police immediately launched a criminal investigation, cordoning off Cartier Street and searching the two-story home for evidence of a criminal assault. Police have not made an arrest in connection with the assault, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue. The Taft family is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. “The family embraces and supports Kathy’s long time friend, John Geil, at whose house this vicious act took place,” according to a family statement released today by WakeMed.
He retired as DA for Person and Caswell counties
on March 1. Brewer’s attorney,
George Daniel, declined comment.
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Minority births on track to outnumber white births sity of New Hampshire who researched many of the racial trends in a paper being released Wednesday. Johnson explained there are now more Hispanic women of prime childbearing age who tend to have more children than women of other races. More white women are waiting until they are older to have children, but it is not yet known whether that will have a noticeable effect on the current trend of increasing minority newborns. The numbers highlight the nationâ€™s growing racial and age divide, seen in pockets of communities across the U.S., which could heighten tensions in current policy debates from immigration reform and education to health care and Social Security. There are also strong implications for the 2010 population count, which begins in earnest next week, when more than 120 million U.S. households receive their census forms in the mail.
By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON â€” Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years. In fact, demographers say this year could be the â€œtipping pointâ€? when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of babies born to whites. The numbers are growing because immigration to the U.S. has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. Minorities made up 48 percent of U.S. children born in 2008, the latest census estimates available, compared to 37 percent in 1990. â€œCensus projections suggest America may become a minority-majority country by the middle of the century. For Americaâ€™s children, the future is now,â€? said Kenneth Johnson, a sociology professor at the Univer-
The Census Bureau is running public service announcements this week to improve its tally of young children, particularly minorities, who are most often missed in the once-a-decade head count. The campaign features Nickelodeonâ€™s Dora the Explorer, the English- and Spanishspeaking Nickelodeon cartoon character who helps â€œmommy fill out our census form.â€? The population figures are used to distribute federal aid and redraw legislative boundaries with racial and ethnic balance, as required by federal law. â€œThe adults among themselves sometimes forget the census is about everyone, and kids should be counted,â€? said Census Bureau director Robert Groves. â€œIf we fail to count a newborn that is born this month, that newborn misses all the benefits of the census for 10 years.â€? Whites currently make up two-thirds of the total U.S. population, and recent census estimates
suggest the number of minorities may not overtake the number of whites until 2050. Right now, roughly 1 in 10 of the nationâ€™s 3,142 counties already have minority populations greater than 50 percent. But 1 in 4 communities
have more minority children than white children or are nearing that point, according to the study, which Johnson co-published. That is because Hispanic women on average have three children, while other women on
average have two. The numbers are 2.99 children for Hispanics, 1.87 for whites, 2.13 for blacks and 2.04 for Asians in the U.S. And the number of white women of prime childbearing age is on the decline, dropping 19 percent from 1990.
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10A / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / The Sanford Herald
Jobless aid measure clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to give additional months of unemployment benefits to people who have been out of a job for more than half a year cleared a key hurdle Tuesday that guarantees it will soon pass the Senate. The sweeping bill also
would prevent doctors from absorbing a crippling cut in Medicare payments and extends health insurance subsidies for the unemployed through December. It would add $132 billion to the budget deficit over the next year and a half.
Eight Republicans voted with Democrats to defeat a GOP filibuster of the measure, setting up a final vote on Wednesday. The measure illustrates the great extent to which direct help for the jobless and the poor makes up a large portion of Dem-
ocrats’ election-year agenda on jobs — and that it threatens to squeeze out other items on that agenda amid concerns about a budget deficit projected at a record $1.6 trillion this year. Democrats also hope this week to separately
finish work on a far smaller job-creation measure blending additional highway spending with new tax breaks for companies that hire the unemployed. The Senate could clear the measure for President Barack Obama’s signature by Friday.
BRIEFS ‘I do’ in DC: Same-sex couples wed in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — One bride wore a black suit, the other had on a white one with rhinestones. They walked down the aisle to Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” and kissed after the pastor pronounced them “legally married.” The Rev. Darlene Garner, 61, and the Rev. Candy Holmes, 53, were among the first same-sex couples to marry in Washington on Tuesday, when the district became the sixth place in the country to conduct the unions. “You have been in love, and you have recognized it all along. But today, the love that you have recognized in your heart is recognized by the District of Columbia,” the Rev. Dwayne Johnson told the couple. “Equality and justice for all now includes us,” Garner said after the ceremony. Both she and Holmes are leaders in the Metropolitan Community Churches, a group of Christian churches that primarily serve the gay and lesbian community. The district joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont as places that issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.
Probation report cites predatory traits of suspect LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade-old probation report on a sex offender accused of murdering California teenager Chelsea King contained a psychiatrist’s conclusion that the defendant had “significant predatory traits” toward underage girls and should be kept in prison for as long as possible. “The defendant does not suffer from a psychotic disorder,” a probation officer quoted Dr. Matthew F. Carroll as saying for the report. “He is simply a bad guy who is inordinately interested in young girls.” Carroll further said John Albert Gardner III’s “prediliction toward younger girls is a problem. He manifests significant predatory traits and is a danger to the community,” the officer wrote. The report released by the San Diego County Superior Court on Tuesday was prepared in 2000 for the sentencing of the then-21-yearold Gardner after he pleaded guilty to committing lewd and lascivious acts on a 13-yearold neighbor girl. The victim was also punched repeatedly before escaping.
Ohio State janitor’s gunfire kills co-worker, self COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University janitor who was about to lose his job walked into a maintenance building for his early morning shift Tuesday and shot two supervisors, killing one of them and fatally shooting himself. No students were hurt. Nathaniel Brown, 51, arrived for work at the nation’s largest university dressed in dark clothing, a hooded sweat shirt and a backpack. He then opened fire in an office suite using two handguns, campus Police Chief Paul Denton said. Brown spent five years in prison in the 1970s and ’80s for receiving stolen property but lied about it on his job application, records show. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Ohio State had done a background check on him. Ohio State released documents from Brown’s personnel file showing that supervisors complained he was tardy, slept on the job and had problems following instructions. The university sent him a letter March 2 informing him that his employment was to end Saturday.
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Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3D TVs By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK â€” Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week, inaugurating what TV makers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. Samsung Electronics Co. announced Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets. Combined with the required glasses and a 3-D Blu-ray player, the prices start at about $3,000 for a 46-inch screen. Panasonic Corp. has said it will sell its first 3-D set Wednesday. The push into the living room comes as moviegoers have shown considerable enthusiasm for the latest wave of 3-D fare in the theater. This weekend, â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€? grossed an estimated $116.2 million at the box office, beating the first-weekend receipts of â€œAvatar,â€? the winterâ€™s 3-D blockbuster. Although itâ€™s clear that 3-D sets for the home will appeal to technology and home-theater enthusiasts, it remains to be seen if the TVs will entice regular consumers to spend $500 or more above the price of a comparably sized standard TV and Blu-ray player. The 3-D effect re-
Sonyâ€™s 3-D televisions are introduced as a model watches with its 3-D glasses included in the TV set in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday. quires viewers to wear relatively bulky glasses that need to be recharged occasionally. Theyâ€™re not like the cheap throwaways that have been used in theaters since the 1950s. When youâ€™re wearing these 3-D TV glasses, room lights and computer screens may look like theyâ€™re flickering, making it difficult to combine 3-D viewing with other household activities. And for now, there isnâ€™t much to watch in 3D. Samsung is including a 3-D copy of â€œMonsters vs. Aliensâ€? on Blu-ray discs with its packages, in a deal with the studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Its CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, said that it would convert its â€œShrekâ€? movies to 3-D for
Samsung TV buyers later this year. â€œWe continue to see this amazing level of enthusiasm and excitement for 3-D. The rate of adoption for this into the cinema has been a rocket ship these last couple of months,â€? Katzenberg said. Eventually, sports and other programming that will benefit from a more immersive experience should be offered in 3-D. ESPN has said it will start a channel that will broadcast live events using the technology, starting with FIFA World Cup soccer in June. Samsung, the worldâ€™s largest maker of TVs, has high hopes for 3-D. Tim Baxter, the head of the companyâ€™s U.S. electronics division, said he ex-
pects 3-D to be in 3 million to 4 million of the 35 million TV sets that all manufacturers will sell in the U.S. this year. Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling its 3-D televisions in June. It hopes that 10 percent of the TVs it aims to sell in the next fiscal year will be 3-D units. Both Sony and Panasonic appear to be positioning their 3-D sets at a higher premium than Samsung. Panasonic hasnâ€™t yet revealed what its sets will cost, but itâ€™s using only highend plasma screens, for maximum image quality. And rather than selling 3-D sets broadly, itâ€™s going only through Best Buy Inc.â€™s Magnolia Home Theater stores. Samsungâ€™s two new sets will be followed by another 13 3-D capable models in the next two months. Soon, 3-D packages with plasma sets will be available for about $2,000, Baxter said. The TVs going on sale this week arenâ€™t the very first ones that are 3-D capable. A few years ago, Mitsubishi Corp., started selling 3-D rear-projection sets. But this is the first time consumers can get flat-panel sets that come with an easy way of accessing 3-D content through Blu-ray players.
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Andy Richter calls â€˜Tonightâ€™ exit frustrating
ined, said Richter, who figured his â€œTonightâ€? job was â€œas good as it gets in show business.â€?
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Andy Richter, Conan Oâ€™Brienâ€™s sidekick at â€œThe Tonight Show,â€? is acknowledging some ill will toward NBC and Jay Leno in the wake of the networkâ€™s late-night Richter upheaval. â€œWhy wouldnâ€™t I?â€? said Richter, who was filling in Tuesday for Regis Philbin on â€œLive! with Regis and Kelly.â€? Richter told Kelly Ripa he was frustrated that Leno was allowed to reclaim â€œThe Tonight Showâ€? host chair just nine months after Oâ€™Brien had inherited that plum assignment. â€œNBC, definitely, everybody said they were going to do something and they didnâ€™t,â€? said Richter, implying the network broke long-standing commitments it made to Oâ€™Brien. Oâ€™Brien left NBC and â€œTonightâ€? in January amid complaints by NBC of low ratings. NBC had proposed reinstating Leno in the 11:35 p.m. EST slot and bumping Oâ€™Brien back a half-hour. Oâ€™Brienâ€™s future is unclear. So is Richterâ€™s, though he said, for now, heâ€™s still an NBC employee, â€œso weâ€™ll see if those checks keep coming.â€? He called a rumored live concert tour for Oâ€™Brien and Co. â€œa distinct possibility.â€? It all ended much quicker than he could have imag-
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NEW YORK (AP) â€” â€œThe Early Showâ€? co-anchor Harry Smith is scheduled to have a colonoscopy Wednesday, with live reports planned as he undergoes the procedure at a New York hospital. CBS says it will be the first time an anchor has had a colonoscopy live on network television. â€œCBS Smith Evening Newsâ€? anchor Katie Couric plans to be with Smith as he prepares for the procedure. Smith and Couric are recognizing National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Couric has been an advocate for early cancer screenings since her husband, TV legal analyst Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer 12 years ago. He was 42. Taped reports of Couricâ€™s colonoscopy aired in 2000. â€œThe Early Showâ€? airs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Eastern.
Leibovitz can keep portfolio under new debt deal NEW YORK (AP) â€” Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who mismanaged her fortune so badly that she faced losing legal rights to some of pop cultureâ€™s most enduring images, has reached a long-term agreement with a private investment firm to help manage her debt and market her vast portfolio, both sides said Tuesday. Leibovitz, 60, will retain total control of her multimillion-dollar portfolio under the deal she signed with Colony Capital LLC of Santa Monica, Calif., on Monday, said Richard Nanula, a Leibovitz principal with the firm. Under the agreement, Colony will become the photographerâ€™s sole creditor and help market her archive of such provocative images as a nude John Lennon cuddling with a clothed Yoko Ono hours before his death, as well as a nude and very pregnant Demi Moore. Leibovitz obtained an extension last year to repay a $24 million loan to a Manhattan firm, Art Capital Group, in a financial dispute that had threatened her rights to those images and others. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25
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Class-action lawsuits could cost $3B
MIAMI (AP) — Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more, according to an Associated Press review of cases, legal precedent and inter-
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views with experts. Those estimates do not include potential payouts for wrongful death and injury lawsuits, which could reach in the tens of millions each. Still, the sheer volume of cases involving U.S. Toyota owners claiming lost value — 6 million or more — could prove far
more costly, adding up to losses in the billions for the automaker. Such class-action lawsuits “are more scary for Toyota than the cases where people actually got injured,” said Tom Baker, a University of Pennsylvania law professor. “A super-big injury case would be $20 million. But
you could have millions of individual car owners who could (each) be owed $1,000. If I were Toyota, I’d be more worried about those cases.” As Toyota continues to deal with the recalls and wavering public confidence in its vehicle safety, its biggest financial fight may be in the courtroom. A key decision could come at a March 25 hearing in San Diego, where a panel of federal judges will consider whether to consolidate the mushrooming cases into a single jurisdiction. After that, a judge will decide whether all claims filed by Toyota owners nationwide can be combined in a single legal action — known as “certifying a class” — and whether the claims have enough merit to move toward either trial or settlement. Toyota owners suing the company contend their vehicles have dropped in value because of the recalls and that Toyota knew all along about safety problems but concealed them from buyers. They point to evidence such as Kelley Blue Book’s decision this month to lower the resale value of recalled Toyotas an average of 3.5 percent, ranging from $300 less for a Corolla to $750 less for a Sequoia.
Pa. woman charged with recruiting jihadists online PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. A federal indictment charges the woman with agreeing to kill a Swedish citizen on orders from the terrorists and traveling to Europe to carry out the killing. The indictment describes her as in her 40s and from Montgomery County, in suburban Philadelphia. It doesn’t say whether the woman is in custody or whether the Swede was killed. U.S. Attorney Michael Levy tells The Associated Press the indictment doesn’t link the woman to any organized terror groups. Authorities say the case shows how terror groups are looking to recruit Americans to help carry out their goals.
Assisted suicide network members indicted in Ga. ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury indicted four members of an assisted suicide group Tuesday on charges they helped a 58-year-old man with cancer kill himself, clearing the way for a trial that could not only decide their fate but also help validate — or repudiate — their work. Attorneys representing the Final Exit Network members say they are confident they will be exonerated if
their case lands before a jury. And they hope it will bolster this offshoot of the right-to-die movement, which contends it never actively assists with suicide, just guides people through the process. Blehr and three other members of the network were arrested in February 2009 in connection with John Celmer’s death at his north Georgia home.
Feds: California man ran student visa fraud ring SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eamonn Higgins has never earned a college degree in his own name, but prosecutors allege that for the past seven years the 46-year-old has been going to school non-stop for dozens of other students. Higgins, of Laguna Niguel, was charged Monday with operating a ring of illegal testtakers who allegedly helped dozens of Middle Eastern nationals obtain U.S. student visas by passing Englishproficiency exams for them — and then helped them hold onto those visas by taking college courses, passing finals and writing term papers in their names. The allegations outlined in court papers reveal a potentially dangerous security breach in the country’s student visa system and underscore the vulnerability of a tracking process that relies on schools and testing centers to verify the identities of people taking the mandated exams.
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NASCAR PUTS EDWARDS ON 3-RACE PROBATION CHARLOTTE (AP) — Sticking with its “boys, have at it” attitude, NASCAR placed Carl Edwards on probation for three races Tuesday for deliberately wrecking Brad Keselowski’s car last weekend in Atlanta. Edwards will be monitored by NASCAR through the April 10 race at Phoenix but may drive in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. NASCAR president Mike Helton said Edwards acted unacceptably Sunday but did not cross the line in what the sanctioning body will allow this season. NASCAR promised in January to give the drivers more leeway in policing themselves and settling scores in an effort to energize the sport. “We made it very clear to (Edwards) that these actions were not acceptable and did go beyond what we said back in January about putting the driving back in the hands of the drivers,” Helton said. “We believe (Edwards) understands our position at this point.” There had been a strong call from fans and analysts for NASCAR to suspend Edwards, who returned to the track down 153 laps from an earlier accident with Keselowski and intent on wrecking his car. He tried for at least one lap before succeeding with three laps to go, nudging Keselowski’s car and sending it airborne. The car banged hoodfirst off a retaining wall before flipping back onto its wheels. No one was hurt. Keselowski supported NASCAR’s decision.
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Lee County’s Trent Clark pitches against Green Hope on Tuesday night at Lee County High School. The game did not finish by presstime. For a full report, visit www.sanfordherald.com
PREP BASEBALL FALCONS RALLY WITH 7 RUNS IN 6TH INNING
SANFORD — Lee Christian got the big inning at the right time. With two outs in the sixth inning, the Falcons cobbled together a string of big hits and scored seven runs to come from behind and beat Salem Baptist 9-6 on Tuesday. The hit parade started with Jonathan Godfrey, and Dalton Thornton, Jon Lineberry, Jared Thomas, Jeremy Worrell, Dylan Rosser and James Mlynczak all followed. Mlynczak picked up the win for the Falcons (1-1) with three scoreless innings of relief after Lee Christian fell behind 6-1. Worrell drove in three runs while Thomas drove in two.
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Lee County’s Dillon Frye tries to bunt the ball against Green Hope on Tuesday night.
SANFORD — The Southern Lee Cavaliers never feel like they are out of a game. Twice this week, the Cavaliers have faced at least three-run deficits. Twice they’ve rallied for big earlyseason wins. Southern Lee, after knocking off perennial state championship contender Western Guilford on the road 10-9 on Monday, rallied from a 5-1 deficit on Tuesday night against Eastern Randolph for a convincing 12-5 victory. “I really like this team,” said Cavaliers coach Matt Burnett. “They have tremendous chemistry because they’ve played together for a while. They check their egos at the door and have a fight to them that’s special.” That fight has been evident in the last two games. After falling behind 6-3 at Western Guilford, Southern Lee (2-1) scored a whopping seven runs after one out in the top of the seventh inning. The Cavaliers got a two-run double from Andrew McNeill to take the lead 7-6, then a two-run home run from Jared Kehagias for a 10-6 advantage. They needed all of those runs as the Fighting Hornets closed within a run and had runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh before Southern Lee managed to coax a popout to the catcher to end the game. “It was a great, great game,” said Burnett, who served as the pitching coach at Western Guilford before he came to Southern Lee. On Tuesday night, Southern Lee trailed 5-1 before the bats got going. Kehagias had three hits and three RBI while Jack Sapp added two hits and scored three times. Derek Gaster, who picked up the win on the mound, also had two hits, as did Walt Podruchny. Southern Lee travels to play Pinecrest on Friday.
NCAA MELVIN SCOTT ARRESTED AFTER SCUFFLE AT MALL
CHAPEL HILL (MCT) — A member of UNC’s 2005 Men’s National Championship basketball team was arrested over the weekend after getting into a scuffle with a bouncer and a police officer at University Mall on Saturday. Police charged Melvin Scott, 28, with being drunk and disruptive, assault on a law enforcement officer and trespassing Saturday after police were called to the University Mall parking lot about 2:45 a.m. following a party at Spice Street Restaurant. The party at Spice Street, called the Latin & International Party, attracted a huge crowd.
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Devils back in familiar territory By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer
DURHAM — Duke always has a target on its back, and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils figure it’s gotten bigger lately. That’s because they’ll make the cross-state trip to Greensboro for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament this week as the defending champion and its No. 1 seed — the first time that’s happened since 2006, when J.J. Redick was the star and the leaders of the present-day Blue Devils were still in high school. “Especially this year, because people are seeing how well we’ve been doing, (they) want to get us even
more because that’ll prove something about their team,” center Brian Zoubek said Tuesday. “We have to have even more resolve because of that, and recognize that teams are going to be coming after us every single game. We’re not going to be able to take a game off and just win. That doesn’t happen.” The Blue Devils (26-5, 133) shared the league’s regularseason crown with Maryland and won the tiebreaker to claim the top seed. They begin tournament play Friday against the Virginia-Boston College winner. For Duke’s seniors, it’s a
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Duke’s Jon Scheyer reaches to hug coach Mike Krzyzewski towards the end of Duke’s 82-50 win over North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in Durham on Saturday.
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BOYSâ€™ TENNIS Lee County falls to Middle Creek SANFORD â€”Middle Creek downed Lee County 9-0 in boysâ€™ tennis on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets and Southern Lee are trying to schedule a match for Friday.
BOYSâ€™ TENNIS Pinecrest drops Union Pines SOUTHERN PINES â€” Pinecrest cruised past Union Pines 7-2 in boysâ€™ tennis on Tuesday. After a win in a doubles match, Union Pinesâ€™ Jay Stalls improved to 43-6 in his career. Stalls teamed with Jon Fondrie for the victory while the duo of John Dangerfield and Adam Howard also won for the Vikings.
CALENDAR Wednesday, March 10 Softball Pinecrest at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Golf Tri-9 Conference Match at Lockmere, 3 p.m. Tennis Southern Lee at Grayâ€™s Creek, 4 p.m. Soccer Lee County at Athens Drive, 7:30 p.m. Scotland County at Southern Lee, 7 p.m.
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There are two sides to the handling of NASCAR feud H
ow many of you remember the late comedian George Carlin? If you do it is probably more for his routine about the seven words you canâ€™t say on television. But he was also famous for some witty sayings. My favorite is, â€œNo two ways about it, there are two sides to every story.â€? Today I will examine the fact that neither Carl Edwards nor Brad Keselowski are right and there is not another way to look at it. At least I donâ€™t think so. I started to write this weekâ€™s column Sunday evening and was about halfway through until I realized that I didnâ€™t have the whole story. I wanted to immediately side with Keselowski and I wanted Edwardsâ€™ head on a platter. I wanted Edwards suspended. I said that last night. Today it is a different story.Today I am siding with Edwards and I think he was in the right. There we have it. I am talking out of both sides of my mouth. When the wreck happened I failed to think back to last year at Tal-
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ladega when Keselowski got under Edwards on the last lap and cost Edwards a victory. I failed to remember all of the occasions where Keselowski has wrecked Denny Hamlin and caused friction between them. It seems that every time there was a wreck Keselowski was in the area. What it boils down to is that Keselowski is a madman with a weapon in his hand and until someone stops him, this will continue. Before this season started, NASCAR took the reins off of the drivers and told them â€œhe gloves were off.â€? This helped Keselowski. He is probably the most aggressive driver out there. Even Kyle Busch canâ€™t compare. Busch is aggressive but I think over the last couple of years he has calmed down and uses his aggression as a positive. Not Keselowski. He just hits whomever is in his way, but usually the same ones, i.e. Hamlin and Edwards. Sunday he hit Edwards
on lap 41 and it ended up eliminating Edwards and Joey Lagano from being competitive. Edwards had an opportunity to wreck him later and so he did. He actually tried on two or three other occasions, but missed, so he knew what he was doing. Now this is where I draw the line and go back to side with Keselowski. Edwards should know two wrongs will never make a right. I feel like if he had a score to settle then he should have waited until he got to Bristol or Martinsville. Not in Atlanta while doing 200 miles per hour! Too many innocent people could have been hurt. I know Edwards had no intentions of Keselowski flipping, but he should have realized that it could happen because it happened to him. After all of this I have no idea who is at fault or who is to blame. All I know is that NASCAR started it and I was anxious to see how they resolve it. (NASCAR placed Edwards on three weeksâ€™ probation on Tuesday.) Had they suspended Edwards then it would have been sending a message to the other drivers that the idea of letting them decide the outcome is null and void. If they didnâ€™t do anything then they would be condoning a driver wrecking another and putting themselves
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and the fans in danger. As I said earlier, there are two sides to it but neither is right. I think the best thing to do would have been to let it go and put in a wrestling ring and go them at it. Wrestling and racing! Itâ€™s all the same! Last week I noted that I was tired of Jimmie Johnson winning every week. Well, this week I got my wish, but not before I had to reply to an e-mail I received. My friends at Cameronâ€™s Body Shop called me out on being a whiner and I agreed with them. They said that I was the whining one, not Johnson. Well, I replied that they were ri... I mean, they were ri... Oh fine, they are right. Do you realize how hard it is for me to say that they were right? They asked if I wanted JJ to just stay home? I replied by saying that I couldnâ€™t argue with them and I am aware of my error. Johnson is the best and I have said that too much lately. Love him or hate him, he is a fourtime defending Sprint Cup champion, and until another driver knocks him off of that perch then I will do my best to leave my whining to other topics. Other topics such as fan attendance or boring races. Sunday was different. It was exciting for the fans but not for the drivers. They hate the new green-white checkered rules and next week we will examine that. Have a great week and we will see you soon.
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SOFTBALL Yellow Jackets JVs top Apex, 8-7 SANFORD â€” The Lee County junior varsity softball team defeated Apex 7-6 on Monday night. The Yellow Jackets were paced by Kaitlyn Foushee on the mound. Foushee, who was also 1-for-3 at the plate, recorded four strikeouts in the win. Heather Clark was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Nikki Hoove was also 2-for-3 in the victory for the Yellow Jackets.
SOFTBALL Western Harnett clips Middle Creek LILLINGTON â€” The Western Harnett softball team defeated Middle Creek 8-5 on Monday night. The Lady Eagles were led by Kerstine Womackâ€™s double and RBI. Caroline Womble had two singles and scored a run. Sierra Henderson-Holmes scored two runs. Casey Howington and Taylor Haines also added runs for the Eagles. Womble led the Lady Eagles defensively with six assists and a putout. The Lady Eagles battled Triton on Tuesday. Results were not available at presstime.
GOLF Bryant, Darroch win Quail Ridge Shootout SANFORD â€” Dale Bryant edged Mark Speier on the final hole to win Group A of the Quail Ridge Menâ€™s League Shootout at Quail Ridge Golf Course on Saturday. Speier shot 2-under for nine holes and had four birdies. Tony Lewis came in third in the group after being knocked out with a par on the eighth hole. In Group B, Mitch Darroch won after beating Mickey Johnson on the ninth hole. Vaughn Challingsworth came in third.
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