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LEE SCHOOLS

Principals offer their views on dress code

SPORTS

Administrators offer different views on district’s next step

DUKE ON FAMILIAR GROUND AT ACC TOURNEY

The Devils make the crossstate 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 Page 1B

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By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

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Former Broadway Mayor Harold Harrington looks for his division’s insignia before the Veterans Remembrance Group starts on Wednesday at the Enrichment Center.

A little luck WWII B29 pilot recalls the danger in his bombing missions; shares his passion for flying

MATH, ENGLISH CLASSES MAY BE STANDARDIZED

Students across the nation might eventually use the same math and English textbooks and take the same tests if states adopt new rigorous standards proposed Wednesday by governors and education leaders xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

HEALTH CARE

By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

J

ames P. Weaver of Raleigh knows he’s lucky: He only piloted three missions in the Pacific during World War II but none of them were dangerous and his plane was never shot. Weaver served as a B29 bomber pilot in the 20th Air Force during World War II, from 1944-46. He spoke to the Veteran’s Remembrance group at the Lee County Enrichment Center Wednesday afternoon about his experience and his love of airplanes.

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PELOSI: DEMS CLOSING IN ON COMPROMISE

COMING SUNDAY

Former B-29 pilot James Weaver recounts his story of flying for the Army Air Corp to the Veterans Remembrance group at the Lee County Enrichment Center on Wednesday.

SANFORD — After meeting Wednesday, LCS principals had mixed feelings on the proposed dress code changes drafted by a committee of the Lee County Board of Education. Administrators and principals from each of the district’s 16 schools met with the members of the ad hoc committee and discussed the proposed changes for the dress code. The committee has decided to dig deeper with the issue and take up the matter with parents and community members. Committee Chairman Frank Thompson Sr. said nothing concrete happens until the board acts on the matter, though he wants input from school staff. “You’re going to have to enforce it. I think you should have a part in establishing it,” Thompson told the group.

POTENTIAL PROBLEMS Thompson acknowledged that his preference — enforcement of the current dress code — differs from what committee member Shawn Williams has in mind, which is more uniformity across the district, possibly including collared shirts and dress pants. The proposed changes also include rules on grooming and appearance, noting that shirts

See Dress, Page 6A

CCCC CAREER FAIR

The ‘foot-in-the-door’ expo

Democrats claimed momentum Wednesday in their drive to enact the sweeping health care legislation sought by President Barack Obama, citing near agreement on crucial issues despite persistent Republican efforts to knock them offstride

College students get valuable face time with local businesses, agencies

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By KATHERINE McDONALD Special to The Herald

STATE JOBLESS RATE JUMPS TO HISTORIC HIGH AGAIN The recession pushed North Carolina’s unemployment rate to 11.1 percent in January, a historic high, the Employment Security Commission reported Wednesday Page 7A

TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

Vol. 80, No. 57 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

DOWNTOWN’S BUGGY FACTORY HAS BIG PLANS The Buggy Factory, a threestory historic building located on Chatham Street in downtown Sanford, is currently being transformed into a ... Well, learn what Sanford resident Leon Tongret has in store for the building by year’s end in Sunday’s edition of The Herald.

HAPPENING TODAY 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. The lunch’s presentation on “Connecting Lee County to the Global Economy” will be given by Ed Swartz, president and CEO of Static Control CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

SANFORD — Sarah Flowers, a veterinary medical technician, is a big booster of Central Carolina Community College’s career fairs. The 2010 Career Fair, held Wednesday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, brought together representatives from about 55 businesses, private and government agencies, and the military to speak with the several hundred students who attended. The students wanted to know about career opportuni-

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Among the recruiters Wednesday was Sarah Flowers (right), of Durham, a 2001 graduate of the college’s Veterinary Medical Technology program. She returned to her alma mater to speak with current students, including Sandy Tao (left), of Raleigh, about job opportunities with her employer, Park Veterinary Hospital. ties with them and the representatives were eager to share the information. The event was sponsored by the college’s Career Services office.

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Flowers, who works for Park Veterinary Hospital, in Raleigh, was at the Career Fair

See Fair, Page 6A

INDEX

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OBITUARIES

MICHAEL GERSON

Sanford: Pauline Dorsett, 88; Pam Lynn, 88; Jake Petty, 90; Buck Rives Siler City: Ernest Tillman, 86

Proponents of health care reform in D.C. have failed in their arguments

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Goldston Precinct meeeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. at Goldston Public Library, 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Hwy., Goldston.

MONDAY n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold its annual Planning Retreat beginning at 9 a.m. at the Central Carolina Community College Emergency Training Center, located at 3000 Airport Road, Sanford. n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Lee County Planning Board will meet and hold a public hearing with the Board of Commissioners at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the District Courtroom, 12 East St., Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building in Lillington. n The Moore County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Commissioners Room in Carthage. n The Siler City Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Siler City. n The Town of Carthage regular town board meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Carthage.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Fran Remington, Michael Nakial Petty Jr., Shakiyiah McIver, Paul B. Reynolds, Denice Milici, Jacob Michael Neal, Riley Maureen Davison, Joelle Cooper, Casey Suggs, Nikki Cerda, Shawanda Gill, James William Smith, Samantha Miller, David Fields, Anthony Snipes, Ray Ragan, Tyson Williams, Jimmy Smith, Travis McDougald, Katie Allmond, Tammy Gill, Austin Newell, Harry Chubbs, Jabreya McNeill and Keith Edwards. CELEBRITIES: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 79. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 76. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 74. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 60. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 60. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 53. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 48. Actor John Barrowman is 43. Singer Lisa Loeb is 42. Singer Pete Droge is 41. Actor Terrence Howard is 41. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 39.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING n 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. Call 775-5624 for more information and to learn how to be a part of this exciting project. n The Lee County American Red Cross is now accepting reservations for Lifeguard classes. Call (919) 774-6857 to register.

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TODAY n The annual “State of Manufacturing” hosted by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. “Connecting Lee County to the Global Economy” will be hosted by keynote speaker Ed Swartz, president and CEO of Static Control; Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive, Lee County Chairman Richard Hayes and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation. Cost is $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. Call (919) 775-7341 for reservations or more information. n “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. n A Fresh Produce Safety Farmer Listening Session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. RSVP for this event by calling Jane Tripp at (919) 542-8202. n 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com or visit www. templeshows.com. n 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.

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West Lee Middle School girls basketball team visited N.C. State University to the Kay Yow Hoops for Hope event. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at news@sanfordherald.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. 4) and will begin at 10 a.m. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. Email chair@leedemocrats.org or call (919) 718-9242 for more information. n 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) 7766139 or (919) 892-6011. n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 8 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com or visit www. templeshows.com.

SUNDAY FRIDAY

n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 2 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com or visit www. templeshows.com.

n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 8 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com or visit www. templeshows.com.

MONDAY SATURDAY

n The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Belk, 1065 Spring Lane, Sanford. Contact Lea Chandler at 774-4428 to

n The Lee County Democratic Party’s annual precinct meeting will be held at the Lee County Courthouse (in Courtroom No.

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Orchestra to perform “A Day in France”

SANFORD — The Lee County Community Orchestra will perform its next concerts this Saturday and Sunday with the theme of “A Day in France.” The concert will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lee County Arts and Community Center. A reception will follow the Saturday performance. The concerts are free to attend. Tara Villa-Chamra will direct the 40-member orchestra, which will perform the music of Bizet, Debussy and Massenet. “We are finding the pieces...wonderfully challenging,” said LCCO President Reinette Seaman. The French music follows the two previous concerts that featured pieces from other countries: October brought the music of Vienna and in December, the orchestra performed Russian pieces, all part of the 200910 theme, “A Journey Around the World.” Harpist Joe Hanna will join the orchestra for the two performances this weekend, Seaman said, and the sound adds to the selections. “If it’s missing you might not be able to tell,” she said, though “it provides a texture that’s needed.”

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SANFORD — Additional tax credits to reduce state tax liability will be available for the next two years for companies locating or expanding in parts of Sanford after state officials recertified a local Urban Progress Zone. A $1,000-per-job tax credit and 7 percent tax credit for investment in business property could be available for companies operating in a nearly four-square-mile area of southeastern Sanford. Urban Progress Zone tax credits are available in addition to Article 3J Tax Credits, which are offered throughout North Carolina to create jobs and stimulate business investment. Having been designated a Tier 2 county under the Article 3J program, companies may be eligible for state tax credits of $5,000 per job created in Lee County. “In the tough economy we’ve had, compa-

nies are looking for any advantage they can find to expand economically,” says Bob Heuts, director of Lee County Economic Development. “The Sanford Urban Progress Zone provides an enormous opportunity.” Heuts says qualifying companies locating in the zone become part of a vibrant manufacturing community and the Research Triangle Region — while enjoying the benefit of additional tax credits that are hard to find in this area. Urban Progress Zones are designated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce to stimulate new investment in urban areas with a population greater than 10,000. Municipal governments may apply to have a portion of the

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city designated as an Urban Progress Zone. If approved, businesses locating or expanding in the zone can qualify for special tax credits - in addition to any credits that may be available under Article 3J. Sanford’s Urban Progress Zone has been recertified through Dec. 31, 2011, and is administered through Lee County Economic Development. The Lee County Economic Development Corp. is a nonprofit organization established to attract industry, enhance job opportunities and promote sound planning across Lee County. Funding is provided by the county, as well as the City of Sanford and Town of Broadway, the county’s two municipalities.

CHAPEL HILL (MCT) — Neighbors of a UNCChapel Hill animal holding and research facility in rural Orange County are feeling nervous about treated wastewater spills from the complex and the university’s plans to expand it. In recent months, there have been four leaks or spills of treated wastewater at the Bingham Facility, located roughly a dozen miles west of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. In the worst, an unknown amount leaked from a partially full 1.6 million-gallon storage pond into Collins Creek, a tributary of the Haw River and eventually Jordan Lake. The university has shut down the facility’s system and is trucking wastewater to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s treatment plant, as the university waits to hear about a possible state fine. — The News and Observer

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RALEIGH — A Harnett County woman was among the first three players selected to go Las Vegas in June for a chance to play the non-broadcast version of The Price is Right Live! Stage Show. Doris Finger of Bunnlevel joined Catherine Brooker of Mooresville and Elnora Bloomfield of Apex as the thre players selected by the North Carolina Education Lottery to receive the grand prize trip package. During the trip, each winner and a guest will travel to Las Vegas where the winner will have a chance to play the non-broadcast version of the game show. The trip includes three nights and four days deluxe hotel accommodations; roundtrip airfare; $1,000 spending money; and two tickets to the show. These winners all entered a second chance drawing with a North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) Special Edition The Price is Right® instant scratch-off ticket. Players may enter as many non-winning NCEL Special Edition The Price is Right® instant scratch-off tickets as they would like on the NCEL’s official Web site.

RALEIGH (MCT) —Police across the Triangle and Triad had nearly a dozen outstanding arrest warrants dating to 2000 for Randel Riggsbee Jr. of Chapel Hill. But it doesn’t seem he was trying to hide. When a Wake sheriff’s deputy spotted Riggsbee, 32, last week, he was tooling around in a pink Mercury Grand Marquis with shiny rims and a license plate that had a picture of a kitty cat wearing a red bow on its head. Riggsbee led state Highway Patrol troopers and Wake County deputies at high speeds on Interstate 40 through much of Wake County on the morning of March 2, before being stopped and arrested in a wooded area near Airport Boulevard. After the chase, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office filed a shopping

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

Pursue liquor changes cautiously Winston-Salem Journal

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ecent scandals at local ABC boards in Wilmington and Charlotte have created political momentum for privatization of liquor sales in North Carolina. If Gov. Bev Perdue and legislators pursue change, they must do so cautiously and conservatively. When it comes to selling liquor, a wide-open market is not right for North Carolina. Perdue has said she wants North Carolina to remain a “control state.” That is, she will accept privatization only if state and local governments continue to maintain control over sales. That could be accomplished through

a number of business models in which private vendors ran stores or sales outlets. This sounds like the right course to pursue. North Carolinians don’t want giant liquor outlets moving here competing on price and convenience, advertising heavily and seemingly being located on every street corner. If the state and local governments maintain control of the system, they can decide just how many outlets there will be in each community, what kind of hours they will operate and how much they can compete on price. Many communities still don’t permit liquor sales either by the bottle or the cocktail. This is part of the state’s strong conserva-

tive religious heritage. Whatever system emerges from the current controversy, it must reflect that tradition. It must also protect the local government revenue stream. The legislature has a special committee considering the issues involved with a privatization of liquor sales. It will report later this year. The state’s ABC Commission has just hired a Chicagobased consultant to estimate the financial value of the state’s system. When these two reports are complete, North Carolinians should have a better idea of the options available. The state gives wide latitude to the local ABC commissions, and some have abused that flexibility. In Wilmington, the local

board handed out $330,000 in salary and $50,000 in bonuses to a father-and-son team that runs New Hanover County’s ABC operations. It may be that the best change to the system would be to simply tighten regulations to keep similar scandals from happening in the future. The current system, if corrected, is a tough model to beat. It provides for controlled sales and a steady stream of local revenue. But North Carolinians should keep an open mind on the subject of privatization until all of the reports are submitted. Only then will we be able to see if another model would work better than our current system.

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

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s former Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps left a Wake County courtroom for her first dip in prison, Phipps’ husband, Robert, leaned against a wall, pounded his fist and sobbed. That indelible scene happened in 2003. It’s a reminder of how the damage caused by crime — whether petty, violent or of the political variety — spreads like ripples on the water. I was reminded of the Phipps’ courthouse drama after recently reading that former state House Speaker Jim Black will be released one year early from federal prison. Black, convicted of public corruption charges that involved taking bribes to push legislation, has now served three years in federal prison. He had been sentenced to just over five years. By this time next year, he could be out. Black has apparently earned time off his sentence by completing a program for those with alcohol or drug problems. ... Black will turn 75 later this month. According to several accounts, he’s not in good health. His wife has Lou Gehrig’s disease and is being fed through a tube. Obviously, his is no way to spend the final years of your life. Federal prosecutors, when they demanded a five-year prison term, wanted to send just that message. But the typical four to five year prison term for political corruption always brings questions of fairness. Jim Black and Meg Scott Phipps never put a gun to anyone’s head. They never physically harmed anyone. Prosecutors would say they did something equally serious. They violated the public trust essential to a functioning of a democracy. Still, the prison sentences for politicians found guilty of public corruption crimes, whether two years or five years, may not be the worst that they receive. Being stripped of political power and losing their reputations may torment them worse than a tour in a federal prison. The tearing of the family fabric, how that isolation of a prison term can cause losses and divides never to be completely made up for, may prove an even worse punishment. Even law-abiding people can relate to the loss of freedom and the isolation entailed by being sent off to prison. I suspect only those there can truly appreciate the other stuff. Today, another round of criminal indictments is underway. A former governor’s aide, Ruffin Poole, plots his defense strategy. Former Gov. Mike Easley hires a heavy-hitting criminal defense attorney. Old friends of Easley and Poole no longer speak to them on the advice of their lawyers. In austere government offices, they meet with folks wearing badges and carrying guns. Those under scrutiny as a part of that investigation would do well to think about Robert Phipps beating on a courtroom wall and a 75-year-old man once at the pinnacle of North Carolina political power now unable to be at his ailing wife’s side.

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hatever the legislative fate of health reform — now in the hands of a few besieged House Democrats — the health reformers have failed in their argument. Their proposal has divided Democrats while uniting Republicans, returned American politics to well-worn ideological ruts, employed legislative tactics that smack of corruption, squandered the president’s public standing, lowered public regard for Congress to French revolutionary levels, sucked the oxygen from other agenda items, re-engaged the abortion battle, produced freaks and prodigies of nature such as a Republican senator from Massachusetts, raised questions about the continued governability of America and caused the White House chief of staff to distance himself from the president’s ambitions. It is quite an accomplishment. For the president, it must also be quite a shock, because he thought he was taking a reasonable, middle path on health reform. At the start of this process, many Democrats preferred a single-payer health system — essentially, Medicare for everyone. Short of this goal, they advocated a public option that would compete with private insurance companies and prove the superiority of government-run care. But President Obama rejected a single-payer approach and signaled early that the public option was expendable. Obama also rejected the one, genuinely bipartisan health reform proposal — made by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Bob Bennett, R-Utah — that would have ended employer-based insurance and given individuals a deduction to buy their own coverage from a menu of private insurance options. (Wyden has turned out to be the ignored prophet of the health debate. “If you ... just pound it through on a partisan vote,” he said last June, “you have people practically as soon as the ink is dry looking to have it repealed.”) Instead, the president chose the current complex, regulatory approach to reform, precisely because it seemed less radical and disruptive than the other options. It was patterned in part on health reforms in Massachusetts signed by then-Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, thereby applying at least a veneer of bipartisanship. So what went wrong? Some analysts blame structural factors, particularly the growth in partisanship. It is true that the Republican caucus in Congress has become more homogeneous in its conservatism. But it is also true that Obama is advocating a serious expansion in the role of government at a moment when skepticism of government is widespread. His health reform plan may have seemed moderate on the congressional ideological spectrum. But the creation of a new middle-class entitlement can’t be considered moderate in the context of the times when even previous entitlement commitments seem unsustainable. And it has not helped that the Massachusetts model of health reform has resulted in unchecked cost increases, requiring higher taxes and benefit cuts. These financial concerns not only unify

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Republicans of every ideological stripe, they reach into the right of the Democratic coalition. In fact, these structural obstacles were increased by a major strategic miscalculation. Obama clearly believed that the economic crisis was fully fungible — that a turn to government activism in one policy area would translate into support in other areas. So he attempted a rhetorical sleight of hand, arguing that economic recovery required health reform and a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions. Few bought it. To the contrary, the massive — and, in my view, necessary — bank bailout only increased public skepticism about government and congressional concerns about spending. The final reason for Obama’s failed argument on health reform is neither structural nor strategic. It is psychological. As the evidence mounted that the body politic was rejecting Obama’s health system transplant, Obama faced a choice about the nature of his presidency. He could retreat toward incrementalism or insist on transformation. Obama had previewed his impatience with incrementalism during the campaign. Similar to his predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama turned hard against the Clinton model. “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America,” he said, “in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it.” In retrospect, Obama’s greatest achievement during the 2008 campaign was to combine soothing reassurance with a message of transformational change in a single political persona. Governing, however, has required a choice between reassurance and transformation. Because Obama has chosen liberal transformation, the political outcomes are now limited: He can appear radical in victory or weak in defeat. Given his health reform decisions, it is no longer possible for Obama to be a president both strong and unifying.

Today’s Prayer ... we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (I John 2:1) PRAYER: Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save us from our sins, if we will trust in Him. Amen.

Letters to the Editor Blogger says editorial about him full of factual errors To the Editor: A recent column by Billy Liggett acknowledged the role of blogs in calling out newspapers. But editorial writers everywhere can learn an important lesson from the recent Herald editorial that seemed to attempt to justify the decisions not to cover stories referred to in the editorial. The problem is that writing about uncovered stories left the editorial awash with factual errors just as inexcusable as they would be in a news article. Normally newspapers are advocates of compliance with public information requests. Your readers have a right to know about it. I did not blog about it. Your editorial said a dispute began between me and Commissioner Linda Shook “related to an issue that never even appeared on the agenda of the commissioners.” The Herald received by e-mail a copy of the advanced agenda copy with all agenda items and the supporting material for each item. The item, VIII-D, was listed as “School Tax Referendum,” requested by Commissioner Shook without the usual supporting material. It was the effort to obtain the supporting material that began what has become a situation of legal complexity for all concerned, but never considered newsworthy by a newspaper. The minutes reflect nearly a half page of comments supported by written material by Commissioner Shook. There is documentation of information furnished by her. A second factual error is that Commissioner Shook was threatened with a lawsuit suggesting a personal suit. A lawsuit against the county is the mechanism to enforce the public’s right to public information. The county would be the defendant, and the defense cost would be born by the taxpayers. There is not a single document to justify the statement that Commissioner Shook was personally threatened with a lawsuit. On the other hand, there is a letter in which the prospects of a lawsuit against me were communicated by her lawyer to mine very early. Perhaps the editorial writer got confused and got things backwards. Nevertheless, this is another factual error. There is always the matter of perception, which differs from person to person. Reality is another. How I fancy myself is another — as is my position on my role in the election of Tracy Carter. At 212 votes, many involved can “claim credit.” My contribution the last six weeks was one that was unique and significant. Ask the sheriff. Beyond factual errors are other items that appear to be based on a preconceived mindset that characterizes my actions through the lens of Commissioner Shook. Some of these statements could have been easily checked and determined to be inaccurate. Your readers are entitled to a full reporting on the matter of access to public information in order to put your editorial into an informed context. Secondly, perhaps another editorial more in keeping with I believe your own standards is an alternative to what would be a retraction in a news article. KEITH CLARK Sanford

EDITOR’S NOTE The Herald stands by the content of its Feb. 26 editorial titled, “Not ‘newsworthy,’ but worth a discussion.” Read the editorial online at sanfordherald.com (free registration required to view stories online).

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Pam Capps Lynn SANFORD — Pam Capps Lynn, 88, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Sanford Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Janet Balasko. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Mrs. Lynn was born in Lee County, daughter of the late William Joseph Kelly and Mollie Black Kelly, and preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Capps Beswick. She was a member of Buckhorn United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lynn is survived by three grandsons, Michael Beswick, Bobby Miller and Steven Miller; several nieces and nephews including Billy Measamer and wife Brenda, and Bobby Sloan and wife Frances; great-nieces and nephews including Susan Miller and husband Alan and Kelly Perry and husband Chap. The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Online condolences may be made at www. rogerspickard.com. Arrangements are by Rogers Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford. Paid obituary

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SANFORD — Funeral service for Pauline L. Dorsett, 88, of 270 Dorsett Road, who died Wednesday (3/3/10), was conducted Monday at Works for Christ Christian Center with the Rev. Joseph Marsh officiating. Eulogist was the Rev. Willard Neal. Burial followed at the McLean-Dorsett Cemetery in Sanford. Soloists were Walter Hatcher and the Rev. Joseph McCaskill. Pallbearers were Leon Bean, Walt Johnson, Norman Palmer Sr., Junior Richmond, Larry Sharpe and Milton Wilson. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

SILER CITY — Ernest F. Tillman, 86, of 920 W. Sixth St., died Wednesday (3/10/10) at Chatham Hospital, Inc. in Siler City. He was born Nov. 15, 1923, son of the late Lawrence Hardin Tillman and Wanda Boyd Tillman. He was a native of Chatham County, a retired truck driver, having worked for Siler City Mills, Carolina Poultry and Gulf Oil. He had been owner-operator of Feedwell Cafe and ran a saw mill. He was an honorary member of the Law Enforcement Association and was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, Odell Tillman and granddaughter, Julie Ann Pleasants. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Berta Wilson Tillman; daughters, Becky T. Oliver and husband Tommy of Gibsonville and Linda T. Pleasants and husband David of Greensboro; a son, Ernest Michael Tillman of Siler City; sisters, Alberta T. Reitzel of Port Orange, Fla. and Louise T. Cotner of Asheboro; a sister-inlaw, Joan Tillman of Siler City; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Faw officiating. Condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church General Fund, 175 Moon’s Chapel Road, Siler City, N.C. 27344 or to Hospice of UNC, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312. Arrangements are by Smith and Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.

Jake Petty

SANFORD — Funeral service for Jake J. Petty, 90, of 13 J.P. Lane, who died Wednesday (3/3/10), was conducted Sunday at McQueens Chapel United Methodist Church in Lemon Springs with the Rev. James Malloy officiating. Eulogist was the Rev. Bruce Petty. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were friends of the family. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Buck Rives SANFORD — Graveside service for Charles Eugene “Buck” Rives, who died Saturday (3/6/10), was conducted Wednesday at Goldston Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Roginsky and the Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial followed with military rites. Soloist and guitarist was Nikki Lancaster. Pallbearers were Gene Causey, Don Whitt, Johnny Gaines, Ronnie Gaines, Jerry Campbell and W.C. Campbell. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

“I love flying. It’s something you’ll never get out of your system,” he said. The remembrance group feature speakers at its monthly meetings, where veterans get the chance to trade stories and reconnect with old friends. There’s a feeling of camaraderie among the men, members of the Greatest Generation with a common past. Like many men in the 1930s and 40s, Weaver was unsure of his future but interested in volunteering to help his country after the war broke out. After high school, he got a job at a drugstore in Fuquay-Varina, his hometown. On Dec. 7, 1941, he was working and heard on the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. Two soldiers from Ft. Bragg happened to hear news blare from the speakers, he said. “I’ve never seen the color drain out of anybody’s face. They turned white as a sheet,” Weaver said. That was the impetus for his desire to get involved. Later, he began working on airplanes in Baltimore but soon realized he wanted to pilot them instead. “The more I worked on them, the more I realized I didn’t want to build them; I wanted to fly them,” he said. “I was just a country boy that wanted to volunteer and learn flying.”

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Veteran Jim Glines listens as WWII B29 bomber pilot James Weaver speaks on Wednesday at the Lee County Enrichment Center. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and before graduating in August 1944, Weaver spent time training in Santa Ana, Calif., Phoenix and Biloxi, Miss, where the heat overwhelmed the young men. “It was so hot you couldn’t sweat! ... Those guys were trying to kill us,” he said. “They didn’t know how bad we wanted to be pilots.” Weaver only flew three missions in Japan and thanked those who went through many more dangerous flights overseas. “I knew that God was going to keep me alive no matter what,” Weaver said. “Some of you flew 15, 20, 25. My hat’s off to you.” On his last mission, while flying over mountains on the north end of the island of Honshu in the Pacific, his plane dropped supplies to troops in an American prisoner camp. Weaver

was surprised to see one box — filled with cigarettes, candy and first aid supplies — drop right through the roof of the barracks, which the men laughed about. He also spoke of seeing the B29 bomber Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. “That bomb did some devastation, but it saved the lives of a lot of men, maybe you men sitting here,” he said. Weaver still has some bitter memories of the Japanese, after seeing planes shot down and fires set by the enemy. “That’s the kind of people we were up against, folks. ... When people talk about the Japanese...I can’t even drive a Japanese car to this day,” he said, his voice shaking. He also spent time in the Philippines as his group was held at Clark Air Base on Luzon Island

for several months. “The war was over and we were waiting,” he said. “The longest weeks and months of my life. My girlfriend wrote me every day.” Though he saw a lot during the war, Weaver thanks God for his experience and for making it home safely. “It’s just been a wonderful experience, to learn how to fly and have Uncle Sam pay for it, and come home again. I know God was good to bring me through it all. Y’all made it possible, because you got over there before I did,” he told the group of veterans. And his passion for airplanes has remained since his days in the Air Force. “Just as soon as I got home I bought me an airplane,” he said. “I’ve loved airplanes all these years.”

30, reported damage to property Tuesday in Sanford. ■ Walmart reported larceny—shoplifting Tuesday at 3310 N.C. 87 in Sanford. ■ Louis Antonio Morris, 19, reported assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday at 26 Oakcrest

Drive in Sanford. ■ Fresh Choice Cafe reported breaking and entering Tuesday at 805 Wicker St. in Sanford. ■ Cassandra Lynn Rodgers, 24, reported simple assault at 544 Cox Maddox Road in Sanford. ■ Elissa Anne Curry, 38, was arrested Tuesday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford on a charge of worthless check.

■ Shaquita Evette McDougald, 24, was arrested Tuesday at S. Vance Street in Sanford on a charge of communicating threats. ■ Laquentin Gray Edwards, 21, was arrested Tuesday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford on a charge of failure to appear.

POLICE BEAT SANFORD ■ Robert Edward Requa, 31, of Sanford reported theft from vehicle Tuesday. ■ Virgil Ellis Lewis, 59, reported damage to property Tuesday in Sanford. ■ Tremeka Deandra-Yevette Richmond,

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must be tucked in at all times. For Deep River Elementary, which already has an academic attire policy, “the only difference would be tucking in the shirts,� said Principal Dianne Straub. “I would personally like to do that but that was our concession to the parents.� Greg Batten, principal of Lee County High School, mentioned that overweight students might feel self-conscious if shirts are required to be tucked in. “As kids get older, that becomes an issue where it may not be at the elementary level,� Batten said. He’s also talked with LCHS’s Student Government Association, which viewed many of the proposed changes as punishment. Batten took issue with rules against pants tucked into boots, because it’s currently a trend among high school girls, and asked about school sweatshirts and T-shirts, wondering what would happen to displays of school spirit. The proposed changes also ban jackets or coats in the classrooms, which doesn’t work for Lee Early College, said Principal Rob Biehl, because the school doesn’t have lockers to store them. It’s also an open campus where students walk from building to building. “There’s a lot of issues it brings up in high school,� Batten said. “High school is a whole different animal.� Principals had differing thoughts on whether an academic attire policy would help the socio-economic divide or widen it, as Batten believed it might. “The collared shirt that then has the Lacoste or the fox logo, Walmart brand versus Abercrombie brand,� can cause problems, he said. Gary Moore, principal at J.R. Ingram Jr. Elementary, said many people he’s talked to felt the same as Batten about the proposed changes. Parents mentioned that if an academic attire policy is adopted, they will have to buy two sets of clothing, because their children won’t wear dress pants and collared shirts when they are not in school. “The ones that were opposed were really, really opposed,� Moore said. Kenna Wilson, principal at SanLee Middle School, said the school surveyed parents, students and staff last year

and decided not to look into an academic attire policy after the idea was poorly received. Administrators also took a look at the proposed employee dress code changes. Tramway Elementary Principal Anne Beal said her staff did not like the idea of tucking in shirts, and felt each individual school should decide what’s best with the help of the board. Greenwood Elementary Principal Vicki Haislip said it’s important to keep in mind special needs students. She said she knows of one autistic child who is bothered by collared shirts. She said her staff would like to see some clarification with the current dress code, if nothing else. “We felt like our current policy was kind of gray,� she said. No matter what administrators and the board settle on, “we have got to improve their attitude and that includes dress,� Thompson said. “We’re going to have to do it and convince the parents that it’s good for the child.�

IN FAVOR Carolyn Henry, principal at Bragg Street Academy, said an academic attire policy has worked for her students. She said she believes a countywide, uniform dress code is a good idea. “What we have found is it does take away the focus on who has and who does not,� she said. The school also requires students to tuck shirts in. “Everybody tucks it regardless of their size,� she said. “We have found that having the dress code, it does sort of level the playing field.� The key to making it work is consistent enforcement, Henry stressed. “Kids will try you every step of the way,� she said. “It’s up to the staff or the administration to get them back in dress code.� Patricia Coldren, principal of J. Glenn Edwards Elementary, said an academic attire policy has worked wonders for her school and attitude has improved overall at the school. Three years ago, the school had 1,000 discipline referrals; last year, they had 314 referrals, she said. “If you come and talk to our teachers, they will change your mind,� Coldren said. “And (the children) are still individuals. You won’t find two children who look the same.� Bonnie Almond, principal at Southern Lee High School, was princi-

pal at Edwards when the academic attire policy was implemented. She said she’s a firm believer in the dress code but noted that the school spent many months on the topic, talking to parents and taking small steps. “We created a conversation that went on for a good six to eight months before we ever did our survey,� Almond said. “We took a lot of time educating all of the stakeholders involved in our school. ... If we get a riot from a certain percentage of the community, it’s going to affect the view of everyone else.� With support from the board, “I feel like we can make any dress code work,� said George Raley, principal at East Lee Middle School.

NEXT STEPS Superintendent Jeff Moss advised committee members to follow the lead set by Deep River and J. Glenn Edwards if instituting an academic attire policy. “If you look at changing something, look at the criteria we have in place,� he said. Parental involvement is “extremely important� in making such a change, he added. “If you dictate it from the top down, I don’t think it will be as successful as it was at Edwards and Deep River,� Moss said. Moore asked the committee members to find a way to get staff input as well; they assured Moore they would do so. Moss also suggested holding town hall-style meetings at the schools to get the community’s thoughts. “This needs to be a process. This is going to be a process,� committee member Linda Smith stressed. Williams said he thought the discussion produced positive conversation. “Just like anything, both sides were passionate about what they felt,� he said. “What we need to do is step back and make sure all stakeholders get involved.� Smith agreed and said it’s important to begin a grassroots movement. “We really want it from the bottom up,� she said. “It has to go back to the parent level and work its way up,� Williams added. The committee will meet again to recap and then take things to the board to figure out the next move. “This is a board thing and it’s going to take awhile,� Thompson said.

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speaking to many of the college’s Veterinary Medical Technology students about opportunities with her employer. “The annual Career Fair is great,� Flowers said. “I graduated from the college’s Vet Tech program in 2009 and last year’s Career Fair helped me find my job.� Now she’s sharing the good news of job opportunities with the current students. Helping her share the message was Valerie Hill, Park Veterinary Hospital office manager. “We’re excited to be here,� Hill said. “We’ve met folks in the college’s Vet Tech program that have the experience we’re looking for. We already have a graduate working for us, so we know it’s a quality program.� Officer Patrick Carroll, of the Sanford Police Department, was another graduate who represented his employer at the Career Fair. “I graduated from the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program in 2003,� Carroll said. “Now, I’m here to let those interested know what they need to do to become a Sanford police officer. The Career Fair is a great tool.� Long rows of recruiting and information tables, each with one or more representatives, lined the center’s Exhibition Hall, making it easy for the students to browse, pick up information, ask questions, and compare what similar

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Job recruiter Nicki Traylor (right), with Ajilon, a professional staffing firm, spoke with students about partand full-time jobs available through the firm. Among those who spoke with her was Chris Buffington, of Lillington, a Business Administration student at the college’s Harnett County Campus. businesses and agencies were offering. Some were offering part- or fulltime jobs or both, which suited the students. Some of them were seeking fulltime jobs in anticipation of graduation. Others were seeking part-time or jobs that fit with their class schedule while they continued to attend school. CCCC students Jordan Goins, of Broadway, Josh Rossser, of Deep River, and B.J. Bullard, of Sanford, were interested in hearing from those representing law enforcement agencies. All are Criminal Justice majors at the college. “This is a really good idea,� Goins said of the Career Fair. He and the others were particularly interested in what Trooper H.L. Brim of the N.C. Highway Patrol had to say about opportunities with that agency. “Having the representatives here gives me a lot of information, especially about being a state trooper, which is my

long-term goal,� Goins said. While many students chatted with the representatives, others had already made some decisions. They sat at tables filling out job applications. Among them was Charlotte Merritt, of Sanford. She was filling out an application with Lee County Industries for a position in its Community Alternative Program to work one-on-one with people with disabilities. “This is a great event,� she said. “It really helps people to find out about job opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t know about.� That’s one of the major goals of the event, according to Gina Del Vecchio, the college’s Career Services coordinator. “It’s very important to our students, especially in this economy, to have the opportunity to speak with businesses, agencies, and others in the community that hire,� she said. “There are jobs out there.�

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STATE BRIEFS Jeb Bush’s son doesn’t expect dad to run in 2012

RALEIGH (AP) — The eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a North Carolina political appearance he doesn’t expect his father to make a run for president in 2012. George P. Bush made the comments on Wednesday at state Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh while in the state on business. He said his father is enjoying the private sector while staying active in conservative causes and education reform. Jeb Bush left his job as Florida governor in 2007 and has been among a handful of GOP notables mentioned as possible presidential candidates. His son said politics is sometimes all about timing and doesn’t think 2012 will be the year.

Perdue wants to restore pay cut to workers

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to repay North Carolina state workers for taking away part of their salaries last year to close a budget shortfall. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that Perdue wants to return the 0.5 percent pay cut she required of 170,000 state employees and teachers. The workers had to take 10 hours of unpaid leave. Perdue says the salary savings helped close a shortfall of more than $3 billion. The shortfall is expected to be smaller this year and Perdue already has returned public money she used to eliminate last year’s gap.

Deputies probe shootings at care facility

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether an 80-year-old man shot and killed his wife at an Alzheimer’s care center in North Carolina before turning the gun on himself. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday investigators found an 80-year-old woman dead from gunshot wounds to the

head late Tuesday night at Alzheimer’s Related Care in Jacksonville. Deputies said the woman’s husband also had a gunshot wound to the head and remains in critical condition. The sheriff’s office said the wife had been a patient at the Alzheimer’s facility for about two months and that her husband had visited her daily. The sheriff’s office did not release their names but said it was investigating the matter as a murder and attempted suicide.

Perdue names ex-judge to succeed DA Brewer RALEIGH (AP) — A former Superior Court judge will serve the rest of the term of the district attorney for two North Carolina counties who retired this month as state agents investigate him. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Wednesday that James M. Long will be the acting district attorney for Person and Caswell counties through the end of the year until a new DA is elected. Long succeeds Joel Brewer, who had held the job since 1994. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating Brewer. A search warrant and affidavit filed Tuesday said the SBI is investigating whether Brewer impersonated a law enforcement officer and misused his authority in other ways. Brewer’s attorney declined to comment on the documents.

Company closes after taking money for uniforms GREENSBORO (AP) — A North Carolina company that advertised $9-an-hour cleaning jobs has closed amid accusations it defrauded applicants of money paid for uniforms and boots. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Wednesday that police think more than 100 people applied to work for Spic N Span Cleaning Services since at least January. The company posted fliers at the Greensboro Urban Ministry and winter emergency shelters in the area looking to hire about 150 workers.

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Jobless rate hits record 11.1 percent By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer

RALEIGH — The recession pushed North Carolina’s unemployment rate to 11.1 percent in January, a historic high, the Employment Security Commission reported Wednesday. January also marked a year that the state’s jobless rate has been stuck above its previous high. January’s unemployment rate rose from a revised 10.9 percent in December to the highest level since states started their current calculation method in 1976. Before this recession, the state’s peak unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in March 1983, a level topped in February 2009 and exceeded ever since. Experts say the latest unemployment rate is certainly the worst since the Great Depression. “This is pretty bad,� said Andrew Brod, an

economist at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “Not since the 1930s have we seen this.� Unemployment in January increased by 8,325 workers to more than 500,000. The past year has been frustrating for Bob Chipman, who lost his job with a software sales company in January 2009. “I’m looking for anything now,� said Chipman, 58, of Raleigh. “It’s just a really, really difficult market.� While his wife works, Chipman said he continues his daily search for work on Internet job sites, social networking sites and the newspaper classified section. He said he gets a lot of initial nibbles from employers, but the competition from the growing numbers of unemployed is so stiff that he gets crowded out. “They can hire a bank

president to be an accountant,� he said. “We have to really squeeze to survive. We don’t have anything but paying bills and staying at home.� The country’s January unemployment rate decreased slightly to 9.7 percent. Since the U.S. fell into recession in Dec. 2007, North Carolina has lost 275,000 nonfarm jobs, including 101,500 manufacturing workers. That means the state’s employers would have to hire 4,600 more workers every month for five years to get back to the level preceding the recession, the Employment Security Commission said. The high unemployment rate has meant longer periods before workers like Chipman are able to find new jobs. About 40 percent of the country’s unemployed have been out of work six months

or longer. But in one encouraging sign, the U.S. Labor Department reported last week that the number of long-term unemployed fell for the first time since November 2008. One reason that joblessness may remain high for a long time is that the recession was worsened by a banking crisis that hasn’t yet been resolved, Brod said. “It’s more than consumers and businesses deciding they ought to cut back for a while. There’s actual obstacles set up in the blood veins of the economy. Things aren’t circulating in the economy,� Brod said. “Small businesses and farmers are still having trouble getting loans to move their businesses forward. When small business owners can’t even get the financing just to operate normally, they’re not going to hire people.�

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Groups aim again to reduce spanking By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — Children’s advocates in North Carolina are this year seeking a spanking ban on students with disabilities after losing political tussles over corporal punishment in public schools the past few years. Equipped with a report showing corporal punishment was used more than 1,400 times in 26 school districts last school year, speakers at a General Assembly education committee asked lawmakers Wednesday to consider a paddling ban for children with physical, mental or learning challenges when they reconvene in Raleigh in May. There are better and more positive ways for teachers and administrators to deal with these children for their disruptive behavior than hitting them, said Sheri Strickland, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators and a longtime teacher of disabled children, which comprise about 13 percent of the state’s public school population. “I didn’t hit my children for not knowing how to read ... and I wasn’t going to hit my children for not knowing appropriate behavior,� Strickland said. “We know that it’s critical

to a child’s academic success to have positive contact with caring adults.� The new effort comes after the Legislature has declined to approve broader spanking bans. The House rejected in 2007 a statewide prohibition in all 115 school districts as opponents argued current state law should remain in place giving local education boards the choice to decide whether spanking is effective. The House approved by a wide margin last year a bill giving parents the option of exempting their children from corporal punishment in the district where such a penalty is still carried out, but the Senate narrowly defeated the idea. Now advocates have scaled back their request. “That’s our limited request to you to consider in this session,� Tom Vitaglione, a senior fellow at Action for Children, told legislators. Thirty states and the District of Columbia have barred corporal punishment in the public schools, according to The Center for Effective Discipline, an Ohio-based group seeking to end the practice. Data on corporal punishment are hard to accumulate in North Carolina because local districts

aren’t required to report to the Department of Public Instruction on its use. Action for Children contacted each school district and found 89 either ban corporal punishment outright or don’t use it. Fourteen districts banned the practice in the past three years, the report said. Of the other 26 districts, the number of times the punishment was administered during the last school year ranged from once in the Randolph County Schools to 325 times in the Burke County Schools. Three county systems — Burke, Nash (296 times) and Robeson (167) — comprised more than half of the punishments, the report said. Some education oversight committee members expressed shame that North Carolina still allowed corporal punishment. “To me it is an embarrassment for the state of North Carolina that we continue to participate in this type of behavior,� said Rep. Susan Fisher, D-Buncombe. But others were concerned about endorsing a change when there’s no detailed information about whether the children received paddling several times, why students receive the pun-

ishment or how many are identified as disabled. “We need to proceed with caution,� said Rep. Laura Wiley, R-Guilford, who supports an outright ban but points out children with a reading disability could dodge punishment even though the difficulty has no connection to poor behavior. Vitaglione said a U.S. Department of Education report determined students with disabilities received corporal punishment on 290 occasions in 2006 in North Carolina. Rep. Curtis Blackwood, R-Union, criticized the choice of words in the Action for Children report, which he said was trying to arouse emotions so people would support the change. Arthur Stellar, who was named Burke County Schools superintendent last fall, said he is personally opposed to corporal punishment and wants to talk to system officials about the policy but mentioned there are other pressing priorities. There also would need to be an alternative punishment model in place and support for the change from parents. “If they objected that strongly, it would have been gone a long time ago,� he said in a phone interview.

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Sliding mountain road to get permanent fix

WAYNESVILLE (MCT) — A shifting slope beneath U.S. 276 South in an area commonly called Waynesville Mountain might soon receive a permanent fix. So far this winter, N.C. Department of Transportation crews have repaired broken pavement four times in the area, only to have the roadway shift again, sloughing off the repair material and creating a dangerous break in the

roadway. The repairs have become costly enough to consider a long-term fix, said Brian Burch, the division maintenance engineer for District 14, which includes Haywood County. “It is something we expect to be able to start on as soon as we get funding released,� he said. “There has been a settlement issue in that area for years, but this year, it has been settling

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Burch explained, but because paving work was occurring within the Interstate 40 tunnels, material was available for the U.S. 276 South patch. It is possible additional construction easements may be required to complete the planned drainage repairs. The fill slope beneath the road is on highway right-of-way, Burch said, but to place drains under the road and extend them to the toe of the slope may require work outside the right-of-way. While the area doesn’t pose an imminent danger, Burch said a more permanent repair “isn’t something we feel we can wait on.� “Once this repair is done, hopefully it will last for a long, long time,� he said. — The Mountaineer, Waynesville

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Wrong-way driver charged with DWI ASHEVILLE (AP) — State troopers say a man drove at least 15 miles in the wrong direction on an interstate in western North Carolina before they stopped him and charged him with driving while impaired. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that troopers said 65-year-old James Mint Barton of Brevard told them he was trying to get to the airport Monday. Motorists had reported a pickup truck heading west in the eastbound lanes in Henderson and Buncombe counties. Trooper R.E. Baker says several cars were run off the road as the truck reached speeds of 65 mph. No one was hurt. Baker says Barton has been charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a dual-lane highway. He also is charged with possession of a gun by a felon. It wasn’t clear if Barton had an attorney.

Home invasion in small town terrorizes family RAEFORD (AP) — A North Carolina family has moved out of their home after two men broke in, beat the father and put a gun in the mouth of his 3-year-old daughter, threatening to kill her. The Fayetteville Observer reported the men broke into the home of David and Billie Sue Frye of Raeford on Sunday afternoon and terrorized the family for 40 minutes. Frye said the men kicked and beat him until he passed out and didn’t leave until they found his rifles in a closet. Raeford Police Chief Michael Dummett says he thinks the break-in is related to gang activity, which he says is increasing in the town of 4,000 people. Frye says the family probably will move into another house, possibly outside Raeford.

School leader on leave until he resigns RALEIGH (AP) — A racially charged debate about school diversity in North Carolina has resulted in the superintendent of the Wake County schools being placed on administrative leave until his resignation is effective. Multiple media outlets reported that 56-year-old Del Burns will be available for consultation and will be paid until his resignation

is effective June 30. The chief academic officer of the 140,000-student system will become acting superintendent. The move Tuesday comes after the board voted last week to end a policy of maintaining diversity by assigning students to schools based on their socio-economic backgrounds. Burns announced his resignation last month, saying he could not in good conscience carry out the directives of the new school board majority.

Mother, child found dead in apartment SELMA (AP) — A mother and her child have been found dead in an apartment fire in North Carolina. Multiple media outlets reported the fire was reported about 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Redwood Village Apartments in Selma, southeast of Raleigh. Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel says the fire was contained to a single apartment. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The victims’ names have not been released. The Red Cross is assisting eight residents who were also affected by the fire.

Man indicted in mysterious death of Shelby woman SHELBY (MCT) — It took investigators more than six years. But the man police say is behind the mysterious death of an elderly Shelby woman has been indicted for murder. On Monday, a Cleveland County grand jury indicted Donald Eugene Borders, 50, for first-degree murder in the 2003 death of Margaret Tessneer. Borders was arrested at his Cherryville home in December for murder, first-degree rape and felony breaking and entering in connection with 79-yearold’s death. He was later indicted for the rape and breaking and entering charges. When the grand jury did not indict Borders on the murder charge in January, the charge was dropped. Although prosecutors didn’t know the reason behind the grand jury’s decision then, they speculated on their concerns in the case and resubmitted that evidence Monday. “Given the nature of the evidence, we anticipated what the grand jury’s concerns may have been when the case was submitted,� said Cleveland County District Attorney Rick Shaffer.

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Math, English could be standardized

SEATTLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students across the nation might eventually use the same math and English textbooks and take the same tests if states adopt new rigorous standards proposed Wednesday by governors and education leaders. The standards are meant to replace a patchwork of systems across the country in hopes of raising student achievement nationwide. But it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an easy task to implement the standards on such a large scale. Two states â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas and Alaska â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have already refused to join the project, and everyone from state legislatures to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10,000 local school boards and 3 million teachers could chime in with their opinions. The public is invited to comment on the proposed new standards until April 2, and the developers hope to publish final education goals for K-12 math and English in May. The state-led effort was coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Experts were called in to do the writing and research, but state education officials and teachers from around the nation were actively involved. After the standards are complete, each state will still have to decide whether to adopt them as a replacement for their existing education goals. The stakes could be high. President Barack Obama told the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governors last month that he wants to make money from Title I â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest school aid program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contingent on adoption of college- and

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Gildford Colony Elementary School paraprofessional Michelle Helmbrecht helps a couple of students with a math worksheet in class Tuesday in Gildford, Mont. career-ready reading and math standards. Already, the federal government has opened bidding for $350 million to work on new national tests that would be given to students in states that adopt the national standards. But some critics worry the federal government, which is enthusiastically watching the project but not directing it, will force them to adopt the results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas has chosen to preserve its sovereign authority to determine what is appropriate for Texas children to learn in its public schools,â&#x20AC;? Robert Scott, Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commissioner of education, wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is clear that the first step toward nationalization of our schools has been put into place.â&#x20AC;? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is helping pay for the effort, believes most states will value the new national standards. Vicki L. Phillips, director of foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s K-12

education program, said every state sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talked to thinks high school achievement isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t high enough and that more students need to graduate ready for college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The standards make those aspirations concrete and tangible,â&#x20AC;? Phillips said. One state, Kentucky, already adopted the standards in February, before the process was complete. A look at the math standards reveals the changes are not dramatic. Kids would still learn to count in kindergarten, not multiply and divide. But each grade will have fewer goals in each subject area, and the goals are written plainly with little or no educational jargon. Also, some learning goals may start to show up earlier than expected. For example, secondgraders will be expected to add and subtract triple digit numbers. Fractions will start in third grade. Kindergartners will be expected to learn to count

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Italy, FBI raids crack down on Mafia in US, Sicily NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The FBI arrested a reputed U.S. mobster Wednesday on charges he provided protection for a Sicilian counterpart mapping out criminal turf in Florida â&#x20AC;&#x201D; part of an international sweep aimed at further crippling the storied Gambino organized crime family and disrupting its ties to the Italian mob. Wiretaps and surveillance revealed that suspected Gambino soldier Gaetano Napoli Sr. had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;close relationshipâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;communicated extensivelyâ&#x20AC;? with Roberto Settineri, a suspected member of the Sicilian Mafia facing charges in Florida and Italy, according to court papers charging Napoli and two sons. They said Napoli helped settle a dispute last year between Settineri and members of the Colombo crime family during a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sit downâ&#x20AC;? at a social club in Pompano Beach, Fla. Settineri, 41, an Italian citizen living in Miami Beach, was caught on tape telling Napoli he wanted his participation to â&#x20AC;&#x153;show everybody good mannersâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; what authorities say was a reference to the La Cosa Nostra custom that only people officially sworn into the family and holding ranks known as soldiers, captains and bosses can handle such negotiations.

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the shopper cards that millions of Americans

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Once-revered lawmaker freezes to death alone COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Juanita Goggins became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974, she was hailed as a trailblazer and twice visited the president at the White House. Three decades later, she froze to death at age 75, a solitary figure living in a rented house four miles from the gleaming Statehouse dome. Goggins, whose achievements included key legislation on school funding, kindergarten and class size, had become increasingly reclusive. She spent her final years turning down help from neighbors who knew little of her historymaking past. Her body was not discovered for more than a week. Those neighbors, as well as former colleagues and relatives, are now left wondering whether they could have done more to help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very saddened. People like her you want to see live forever. She had quite a gift for helping others,â&#x20AC;? said state Sen. John Land, a fellow Democrat who was first elected to the House the same year as Goggins.

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Pelosi: Dems close on agreement

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Democrats claimed momentum Wednesday in their drive to enact the sweeping health care legislation sought by President Barack Obama, citing near agreement on crucial issues despite persistent Republican efforts to knock them offstride. Obama himself, rallying support outside Washington for the second time this week, shouted to a crowd in Missouri, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time for talk is over. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to vote.â&#x20AC;? At the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that after days of secretive talks, key Democrats were â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty closeâ&#x20AC;? to accord on additional subsidies to help lower-income families purchase insurance, more aid for states under the Medicaid program for lowincome Americans and additional help for seniors who face a coverage gap under current Medicare drug plans. Pelosi, D-Calif., offered no details, and other officials cautioned that any final deal would hinge on cost estimates under preparation at the Congressional Budget Office. Several officials in both houses also said Democrats were likely to impose a new payroll tax of as much as 2.9 percent on investment and dividend income earned by wealthy taxpayers. In addition, any legislation is expected to include a tax on high-cost insurance plans, along the lines of an agreement the White House negotiated late last year with organized labor. At stake is the fate of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to expand health care to some 30 million people who lack insur-

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tain a filibuster that could prevent final passage. The current hope of the White House and Democratic leaders is for the House to approve the Senate-passed bill from late last year, despite serious objections to numerous provisions. Both houses would then pass a second bill immediately, making changes in the first measure before both could take effect. The second bill would be debated under rules that bar a filibuster, meaning it could clear by majority vote and without Democrats needing to amass a 60-vote supermajority that is beyond their reach. Republicans have vowed to do everything they can to thwart the plan, and to go after Democratic supporters in next fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midterm elections. In the Senate, the GOP rank and file issued a letter pledging to strip out any provision that does not adhere scrupulously to complex rules. In addition, GOP leaders sought to stoke the fears of House Democrats who worried that the Senate would not approve the second bill. Even so, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the second ranking Senate GOP leader, conceded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay a bill for months. We might delay it for a few hours.â&#x20AC;? Congressional Democrats and the White House are grappling with other issues as they maneuver toward a final vote. Pelosi and other House Democrats want to include

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Female aviators get Congressional Gold Medal at ceremony

PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Colleen LaRose spent long days caring for her boyfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father in a second-floor apartment in Pennsburg, a small town north of Philadelphia. But online, federal authorities say, the devoted caretaker developed a daring alter ego, refashioning herself as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jihad Janeâ&#x20AC;? while helping recruit and finance Muslim terrorists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and eventually moving overseas to kill an artist she perceived as an enemy to Islam. LaRose, 46, was charged Tuesday with conspiring with jihadist fighters and pledging to commit murder in the name of a Muslim holy war, or jihad. The indictment was announced hours after authorities arrested seven suspected terrorists in Ireland allegedly linked to LaRose, who has been in prison since her Oct. 15 arrest while returning to the United States. In e-mails recovered by the FBI over 15 months, LaRose agreed to marry an online contact from South Asia so he could move to Europe. She also agreed to become a martyr, the indictment said.

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; They flew planes during World War II but werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;realâ&#x20AC;? military pilots. No flags were draped over their coffins when they died on duty. And when their service ended, they had to pay their own bus fare home. These aviators â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all women â&#x20AC;&#x201D; got long-overdue recognition on Wednesday. They received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress, in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. About 200 women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, were on hand to receive the award. Now mostly in their late 80s and early 90s, some came in wheelchairs, many sported dark blue uniforms, and one, June Bent of Westboro, Mass., clutched a framed photograph of a comrade who had died.

Senate extends jobless aid, tax breaks WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Senate voted Wednesday to extend a host of soonto-expire elements of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay for health care for the poor. The 62-36 vote came over protests from conservatives who say the bill adds too much to the $12.5 trillion national debt. Six Republicans joined all but one Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, in voting for the bill. The plight of the jobless and the political power of an annual package of tax breaks powered the measure through the Senate, even though it would add more than $130 billion to the budget deficit over the next year and a half. The measure is the second piece of the Democratsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; much-touted â&#x20AC;&#x153;jobs agendaâ&#x20AC;? to pass the Senate this year, with more elements promised, such as help for small businesses suffering from a credit crunch. Concern over outof-control budget deficits are a big challenge to the success of the agenda.

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Budget deficit sets record in February WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The government ran up the largest monthly deficit in history in February, keeping the flood of red ink on track to top last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record for the full year. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the February deficit totaled $220.9 billion, 14 percent higher than the previous record set in February of last year. The deficit through the first five months of this budget year totals $651.6 billion, 10.5 percent higher than a year ago. The Obama administration is projecting that the deficit for the 2010 budget year will hit an all-time high of $1.56 trillion, surpassing last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1.4 trillion total.

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Corey Haim, 38, dead in California By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38. Haim died early Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Los Angeles County coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees,â&#x20AC;? Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. His mother called paramedics. An autopsy will determine cause of death. There was no evidence of foul play, police Sgt. Michael Kammert said. Haim, who gained attention for roles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucasâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lost Boys,â&#x20AC;? had flulike symptoms before he died and was getting over-the-counter and prescription medications, police Sgt. William Mann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He could have succumbed to whatever (illness) he had or it could have been drugs,â&#x20AC;? Mann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has had a drug problem in the past.â&#x20AC;? Haim was taken by ambulance to the hospital from an apartment in Los Angeles near Burbank.

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Actor Corey Haim, left, who appeared in the A&E reality TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Two Coreysâ&#x20AC;? with his friend Corey Feldman, right. Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucasâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lost Boysâ&#x20AC;? whose career was blighted by drug abuse, died Wednesday. His friend, Corey Feldman, said he wept when he heard the news. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family and best friend,â&#x20AC;? he said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived,â&#x20AC;? Feldman said. Haim acknowledged his struggle with drug abuse to a British tabloid

in 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was working on â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lost Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; when I smoked my first joint,â&#x20AC;? he told The Sun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.â&#x20AC;? Haim said he went into rehabilitation and was put on prescription drugs. He took stimulants and sedatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started on the downers, which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck,â&#x20AC;? he said. In 2007, he told ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nightlineâ&#x20AC;? that drugs hurt his career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t functional enough to work for

anybody, even myself. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Toronto-born actor got his start in television commercials at 10 and developed a good reputation for his work in such films as 1985â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Romanceâ&#x20AC;? and his portrayal of Liza Minnelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dying son in the 1985 television film â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Time to Live.â&#x20AC;? His career peaked when he became a heartthrob with his roles in the 1986 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucasâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lost Boysâ&#x20AC;? in 1987 in which he battled vampires. In later years, he made a few TV appearances and had several directto-video movies. He also had a handful of recent movies that have not yet been released. In 1997, Haim filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing debts for medical expenses and more than $200,000 in state and federal taxes. His assets included a few thousand dollars in cash, clothing and royalty rights. In recent years, he appeared in the A&E reality TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Two Coreysâ&#x20AC;? with Feldman. It was canceled in 2008 after two seasons. Feldman later said Haimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drug abuse strained their working and personal relationships.

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Charlie Sheen due back on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Two and a Half Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A spokesman for Charlie Sheen says the actor will soon be back at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two and a Half Menâ&#x20AC;? after undergoing rehab that temporarily halted producSheen tion of CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top-rated sitcom. Publicist Stan Rosenfield says Sheen will be returning to work and shooting will resume next Tuesday in Los Angeles. Last month, Rosenfield announced that Sheen had voluntarily entered a rehab facility â&#x20AC;&#x153;as a preventative measure.â&#x20AC;? He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t specify why Sheen was seeking treatment. The 44-year-old actor still faces legal problems arising from a fight with his wife in Aspen, Colo., in December. The most serious charge carries a maximum three-year prison term. Sheen hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t entered a plea. He is due back in court Monday.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, left, gestures next to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, right, during a visit at the Nassar stone factory at the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Wednesday.

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Minister Eli Yishai, whose office ordered the new homes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very sorry for the embarrassment ... Next time we need to take timing into accountâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; only reinforced the feeling that there would in fact be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;next time.â&#x20AC;? It appears President Barack Obama now has the choice of absorbing the blow or engaging in a politically unpalatable battle with the Israeli leadership, which past U.S. presidents have largely avoided. Obama may be too invested in key domestic problems, the Iran nuclear issue and two wars to walk into that political minefield. The Palestinians largely lost faith in the U.S. as a broker after Obama tried â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and failed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to get the hawkish Netanyahu government to stop building on lands Palestinians claim for a future state. Netanyahu eventually agreed to a construction slowdown rather than a freeze, but that did little to mollify Palestinians. Abbasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aides have said

privately that if Obama canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get Israel to play by the rules on settlements, he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to push on far more sensitive issues, such as a partition of Jerusalem. After nearly two decades of stop-and-go negotiations with few tangible results, strong U.S. intervention is seen as key to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest building plans came just as the Palestinians had reluctantly agreed to resume indirect, U.S.-brokered talks in the coming days â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after a 14month deadlock. Capping a day of meetings with Palestinian leaders, Biden declared Wednesday that Washington is committed to brokering a final peace deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The United States pledges to play an active as well as a sustainable role in these talks,â&#x20AC;? Biden said. He stressed the Palestinians deserve an independent state that is â&#x20AC;&#x153;viable and contiguous,â&#x20AC;? a clear message to Israel that the U.S. expects a broad withdrawal from the West Bank as part of a settlement. Palestinians fear Jewish settlement enclaves would render a future state untenable by breaking it up into pieces. Abbas, the Palestiniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leader, said Wednesday that new Israeli building, especially in Jerusalem, threatened the negotiations before they got off the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We call on Israel to cancel these decisions,â&#x20AC;? Abbas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call on the Israeli government not to lose a chance to make peace. I call on them to halt settlement building and to stop imposing facts on the groundâ&#x20AC;?

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when the Arab League recommended withdrawing support for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a global message of American weakness and Israeli arrogance,â&#x20AC;? said Palestinian lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi. The vice presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit had been largely aimed at repairing U.S.-Israeli ties strained over the very same issue now overshadowing Bidenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip: Jewish settlements. Palestinians and the U.S. consider settlements built on lands claimed by the Palestinians to be obstacles to peace. Biden condemned the Israeli announcement and pointedly arrived 90 minutes late to a dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oblique response to the row â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that Netanyahu was blindsided by the announcement, that no one meant to offend Biden, that in the future the prime minister would make sure sensitive announcements are routed through him â&#x20AC;&#x201D; did not appear likely to put the matter to rest. The words of Interior

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An open diplomatic row during the visit of Vice President Joe Biden has shined a spotlight on the U.S. failure to rein in Israeli settlement ambitions and deepened Palestinian suspicions that the United States is too weak to broker a deal. Bidenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handshakes and embraces gave way to one of the strongest rebukes of Israel by a senior U.S. official in years after Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement during his visit that it plans to build 1,600 homes in disputed east Jerusalem. Israel apologized for the poor timing but is sticking to its plan to build the homes, enlarging one of the settlements that have impeded negotiations with Palestinians. The vice president on Wednesday assured Palestinians the U.S. is squarely behind their bid for statehood and urged the sides to refrain from actions â&#x20AC;&#x153;that inflame tensions or prejudice the outcome of talks.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incumbent on both parties to build an atmosphere of support for negotiations, and not to complicate them,â&#x20AC;? Biden said, standing alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement was widely seen as a slap in the face to its all-important U.S. ally. It stirred significant anger among U.S. officials and widespread skepticism about whether the Obama administration would have the courage or the backing to take Israel to task as the U.S. relaunches long-stalled peace negotiations. The future of those talks was called into question late Wednesday

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Church abuse scandal reaches popeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother VATICAN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Church abuse scandals in Germany have reached the older brother of Pope Benedict XVI and are creeping ever closer to the pontiff himself. While there has been no suggestion of wrongdoing by Benedict, the launch of an inquiry by German Catholic officials after his brother admitted he slapped children years ago is stirring Vatican fears of a major crisis for the papacy. Benedict, 82, was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982 when he was brought to the Vatican to head the body responsible for investigating abuse cases. During that time, he came under criticism for decreeing that even the most serious abuse cases must first be investigated internally. Since then, Benedict has taken a strong stand against abuse by clerics in the Roman Catholic Church. Just weeks before he became pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger caused a stir when he denounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;filthâ&#x20AC;? in the church and among priests â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a condemnation taken as a reference to clerical sex abuse.

Swedish artist has no regrets over prophet drawing STOCKHOLM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The point of a caricature depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was to show that artistic freedom allows mockery of all religions, including the most sacred symbols of Islam, the Swedish artist who created it said Wednesday. Lars Vilks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the target of an alleged murder plot involv-

ing an American woman who dubbed herself â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jihad Janeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; told The Associated Press he has no regrets about the drawing, which is considered deeply offensive by many Muslims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually not interested in offending the prophet. The point is actually to show that you can,â&#x20AC;? Vilks said in an interview in Stockholm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is nothing so holy you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offend it.â&#x20AC;? Vilks made his rough sketch showing Muhammadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head on a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body more than a year after 12 Danish newspaper cartoons of the prophet sparked furious protests in Muslim countries in 2006.

Gates keeps up pressure on Iran with Gulf visit RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Saudi leaders Wednesday that the U.S. effort for diplomatic engagement with Iran had come to naught and he asked for the influential kingdomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help to win wide backing for biting economic penalties against Tehran. The offer of talks with Iran to resolve doubts about the intent of its nuclear program remains on the table, U.S. officials said, but the United States has moved away from making outreach to Iran the primary goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are certainly hopeful that the Saudis will use whatever influence they have, which is considerable, in this region and throughout the world to try to help us in our efforts at the U.N. so that we can get meaningful sanctions enacted against Iran,â&#x20AC;? Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said following Gatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sessions with Saudi King Abdullah and other senior leaders.


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CA Championship

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LEE COUNTY SOCCER

Jackets name new coach By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

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MARION JONES SIGNS WITH WNBA’S SHOCK TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Marion Jones hasn’t lost much of her swagger. The disgraced sprinter once called the world’s fastest woman was introduced Wednesday as the newest member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and she offered no apologies for her steroids use or her time in federal prison. She was poised and ready for questions about her troubled past. “The word redemption is not in my vocabulary,” Jones said at a news conference, flanked by team president Steve Swetoha and coach Nolan Richardson. “I’m a competitor, I want to play against the best in the world, and I know that I will be doing that.” Her bid for a new career comes a decade after she starred at the Sydney Olympics, winning gold in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 1,600-meter relay, and bronze in the long jump and 400-meter relay. She was stripped of all five medals after admitting in 2007 that she was using performance-enhancing drugs — a designer steroid called the “clear” — at the time of the games. Jones also spent about six months in a Texas prison for lying to federal prosecutors about doping and her role in a checkfraud scam.

SANFORD — Lee County Athletic Director Steve Womack didn’t have to look too far to find the school’s next boys’ soccer coach. On Wednesday, the school confirmed the hiring of Brad Wicker as the new coach of the Yellow Jackets. He replaces longtime Jackets coach Stuart

Creighton, who resigned abruptly in the middle of the 2009 season without giving a reason. “I’m very Wicker excited about this,” said Wicker. “I’m looking forward to it. It’s a great opportunity for me.

I’m looking forward to working with the kids and meeting the players.” Wicker spent the last two seasons as the head coach at West Lee Middle School. He led the Pride to a 26-2 record in his two seasons. He was also a member of the 1999 Yellow Jacket squad that won the Cap-8 Conference Championship. “He’s a Yellow Jacket through

and through,” said Womack. “I’m happy for him and for our players. He’s a disciplinarian, but at the same time, I think the kids will really enjoy playing for him. He knows the game of soccer.” On top of leading the Pride on the field for the last two years, Wicker has also been a sixthgrade science teacher. He says he is unsure whether he will be

ACC TOURNAMENT

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Who will win the ACC Tourney?

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MLB GARCIAPARRA REJOINS RED SOX TO RETIRE

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nomar Garciaparra rejoined the Red Sox for one day and then retired, ending a 14-year career in which he won two batting titles with Boston and was once a beloved player in the city. The shortstop signed a oneday contract with his former team Wednesday before announcing he’s leaving baseball at 36 to become an ESPN analyst. “From the first day I had the thrill of putting on a Red Sox uniform and playing in front of all the great fans at Fenway Park, I have felt at home in Boston,” Garciaparra said in a statement. “While I had the privilege of playing with other legendary teams, I always saw myself retiring in a Red Sox uniform.”

NCAA HOUSTON EASILY BEATS ECU IN CUSA TOURNEY

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Aubrey Coleman scored 29 points, three above his nation-leading average, and Houston rolled to a 93-80 victory over East Carolina in the first round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday. Seventh-seed Houston (16-15) will play second-seed Memphis in the quarterfinals Thursday. Brock Young had 24 points to lead East Carolina (10-21) in the final game for coach Mack McCarthy, who is taking an administration job at the school. Kelvin Lewis had 15 points for the Cougars.

INDEX Local Sports ..................... 2B More ACC Tournament....... 3B Scoreboard ....................... 4B Golf .................................. 5B

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Duke’s Jon Scheyer (30) goes to the basket against Maryland’s Dino Gregory during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 3, in College Park, Md.

Can Devils, Terps stay on top in ACC Tourney? By AARON BEARD

Atlantic Coast Conference

AP Basketball Writer

GREENSBORO — Duke and Maryland ended the regular season atop the Atlantic Coast Conference with plenty of separation from the rest of the league. Their last meeting was a tense fight that went to the final minute. Yet they could have a difficult time setting up another matchup in this More ACC week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney tournament. Fourth-ranked How are Duke (26-5, 13-3 Duke and UNC ACC) is a good approaching team, but coach tourney? And Mike Krzyzewski a breakdown of today’s acknowledges opening-round this year’s squad games hardly has the powerful look of Page 3B Blue Devils past — no matter how good struggling North Carolina made it look in last weekend’s rivalry romp in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Meanwhile, No. 19 Maryland (23-7, 133) didn’t exactly overwhelm the league in the final month even as it caught up to the Blue Devils and shared the regular-season title. “We have to fight hard, and I’m sure every team in the league will,” said Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez, who was voted ACC player of the year this week. “It’s an even league. Nobody really stands out and is like, ’This is the best team.’ Every game’s going to be close. It’s going to be so much fun this weekend.” Duke, the defending champion, earned the top seed and will play the

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Maryland coach Gary Williams dribbles the ball during NCAA college basketball practice at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro on Wednesday. winner of Thursday’s first-round game between Boston College and Virginia on Friday afternoon. Last year’s title was the eighth in 11 years and 17th overall for the Blue Devils, pulling them in a tie with the Tar Heels for most championships in ACC history. “A lot of times, we’ve been playing our best basketball at the end of the season, which is what you try to gear for,” Krzyzewski said. “Then you put a level of importance on the tournament. Hopefully, it touches the guys so that

See ACC, Page 5B

At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro First Round Thursday, March 11 Boston College vs. Virginia, Noon Wake Forest vs. Miami, 2:30 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. Clemson vs. N.C. State, 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday, March 12 Duke vs. Boston College-Virginia winner, Noon Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest-Miami winner, 2:30 p.m. Maryland vs. Georgia Tech-North Carolina winner, 7 p.m. Florida State vs. Clemson-N.C. State winner, 9:30 p.m. Semifinals Saturday, March 13 Duke—Boston College-Virginia winner vs. Virginia Tech—Wake Forest-Miami winner, 1:30 p.m. Maryland—Georgia Tech-North Carolina winner vs. Florida State— Clemson-N.C. State winner, 4 p.m. Championship Sunday, March 14 Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

here are some who look at the 2010 ACC Tournament and see a flat-out freefor-all. And there are others who see two teams at the top and a bunch of alsorans. A year ago, I tried to break down the ACC Tournament by assigning percentages for the likelihood of each team winning the whole shebang. Maybe it didn’t take real foresight to pick Duke to win in 2009, but I also had Florida State with a real chance of winning (the Seminoles were runnersup) and made it clear that I didn’t think eventual national champion North Carolina would get past the second day. So with a little bit of credibility still kicking around, let’s assess the prospects for each team in the Granddaddy of all conference tournaments. The Single-Digit Club Yes, it’s true that there is only one team in the entire conference with a losing record. One might even think that means any of these 12 teams is capable of ripping off four straight for a miraculous ACC run. Careful there, Rameses. Step back from the ledge. No. 9 seed Virginia Cavaliers They have the worst record overall, but in this weird ACC season, they rank as a 9 seed. That said, with Sylven Landesberg figuring college has little to do with class, the losers of 10 straight are clearly the most unlikely of teams to reverse their losing ways. 0 percent chance of winning No. 12 seed Miami Hurricanes They have 18 wins,

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Local Sports

2B / Thursday, March 11, 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 Monday. For more information about the league and how to register, contact Melissa Caddick at (919) 4996941.

CALENDAR Thursday, March 11 Baseball Friendship Christian at Lee Christian, 4 p.m. Golf NCCSA 3-A West Match at Sanford Golf Course, 2 p.m. Softball Chatham Central at Southern Lee, 6 p.m. Soccer Lee County at Western Harnett, 5:30 p.m.

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LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With two wins, Jon Fondrie became the 69th player in Union Pines history to win 40 career matches as the Vikings shut out Western Harnett 9-0 in boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis on Wednesday. Fondrie, who is 40-6, won his singles match and teamed with Jay Stalls to win in doubles. Jay Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, John Dangerfield, Nolan Evans, Ty White and Jacob Daniel added wins for the Vikings (4-1, 2-0).

SOFTBALL Yellow Jackets JVs thump Green Hope CARY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JV softball team clubbed Cgreen Hope 21-2 on Wednesday, Allie Eyers picked up the Submitted photo victory on the mound, getThe Sanford Squids Swim Team traveled to Pullen Park in Raleigh over the weekend to compete in the B/C State ting plenty of offensive help Championship meet. The Squids performed 29 lifetime best times in 37 events, with Daniel Roberts winning two silver medals in the 50- and 100-yard backstroke, and a bronze in the 200 freestyle.He also swam best times in seven throughout the lineup.

different events. Mikayla Christiansen, Dalton Coffer, Jaquan McClain, and Gray Culler recorded four or more top times for the season. The Squids will be competing again on March 26-28 at the East Coast Swim League Championship meet in Cary at the Triangle Aquatic Center. The Squids are currently registering new and experienced swimmers, and forming swim lesson sessions for the spring. Contact head coach Greg Huff at (919) 770-3862 or coach@ sanfordsquids.com for more information.

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7 p.m., ESPN2 Records: Georgia Tech 19-11, 7-9 ACC; UNC 16-15, 5-11 Previously this season: Georgia Tech won both meetings beating UNC 7371 in Chapel Hill and 68-51 in Atlanta. UNC will win if â&#x20AC;Ś It can find a way to contain Yellow Jacketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; big men, Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal, as well as making sure guard Iman Shumpert does not light them up for 30 points the way he did in their first meeting. The Tar Heels also will need to shoot better, as they were below 40 percent from the field in both meetings this season. Georgia Tech will win ifâ&#x20AC;Ś It can get off to a quick start. In both games this season, the Yellow Jackets led by double figures at halftime and the Tar Heels could never recover. Despite losing the final two games of the regular season, Georgia Tech is favored today and should have few problems with a struggling UNC squad.

No. 5 Wake Forest vs. No. 12 Miami

2 p.m., WRAL Records: Wake Forest 199, 9-7; Miami 18-12, 4-12 Previously this season: Wake Forest and Miami split the regular season series, with the Hurricanes winning 67-66 in Coral Gables and WFU winning the rematch 62-53 in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest will win ifâ&#x20AC;Ś The Demon Deacons donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t self-destruct. They lost four of their final games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; falling to UNC and N.C. State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with sloppy play on offense and poor play at both ends down the stretch. They got some of it back with a season-ending win over Clemson, but not all of it. Miami will win ifâ&#x20AC;Ś Senior forward Dwayne Collins gets healthly. Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading rebounder and scorer missed the regular season finale with a stress reaction in his tibia and his status for the ACC Tournament is in doubt.

Collins scored a seasonhigh 23 points in the Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; win over the Demon Deacons and his production will be desperately missed if he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play.

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Noon, WRAL Records: Boston College 15-15, 6-10; Virginia 14-15, 5-11 Previously this season: Boston College won 68-55 in their lone meeting, just last week. Boston College will win if: The Eagles simply play up to their capabilities. They have a lot of interesting parts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; notably Reggie Jackson out front and Joe Trapani and Rakim Sanders on the wings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but sometimes their whole doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem as good as the sum of their parts. They must play as a team. Virginia will win if: They can recapture the spirit of their near comeback in the season finale against Maryland. The Cavaliers have lost nine straight games and have lost leading scorer Sylven Landesberg to suspension, but they found something late in the finale and late in the season with emerging big man Jerome Meyinsse.

No. 6 Clemson vs. No. 11 N.C. State 9 p.m., WRAL Records: Clemson 21-9, 9-7; N.C. State 17-14, 5-11 Previously this season: Clemson won 73-70 in Raleigh. Clemson will win if: The Tigers play defense the entire game like they did in the early going of the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first meeting. The Tigers overwhelmed N.C. State by holding the Wolfpack to just one field goal attempt over seven minutes and built a 21-point lead, then let up. N.C. State will win if: Someone gets hot and the team doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go collectively cold. In addition to avoiding the type of offensive drought that often has derailed the Wolfpack, it needs a guard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Javi Gonzalez or perhaps Scott Wood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to consistently give big man Tracy Smith some help.

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DURHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hours before Duke got its first shot at wrapping up the ACC regular-season championship, senior Jon Scheyer labeled the Blue Devilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triumph at the 2009 ACC Tournament as the highlight moment of his career. Moments after the Blue Devils blew out North Carolina to earn a share of the regular-season title, junior Nolan Smith said it trumped that tournament victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, I think this is a better feeling,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is 16 games-worth of hard work. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just, you win three games in a row [at the ACC Tournament], and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a champion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is work you put in over time.â&#x20AC;?

Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach under Coach Mike Krzyzewski always has been to place equal value â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ultimate value â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on winning regular-season and postseason conference crowns. But when it comes to whether one is more valuable to have heading to the ultimate proving ground of the NCAA Tournament, history suggests that the regular season rules. In the 25 NCAA Tournaments held since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, the eventual national champion entered the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Danceâ&#x20AC;? off a conference tournament title just 11 out of 21 times (four national champions didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete in a conference tournament). On the other hand, 19 of the past 25 NCAA champi-

ons won their conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular-season championship. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more pronounced in the ACC, where all seven national champions since 1985 won the regular-season crown, while just two won the ACC Tournament. N.C. Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1983 NCAA title team is the only one of the ACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 NCAA champions to win it all without winning the ACC regularseason title. Some see such numbers as an indictment on the importance of the ACC Tournament for the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite teams, some even going so far as suggesting the potential strain of a deep run in the ACC Tournament can negatively impact the likelihood of a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After losing by 32 at Duke on Saturday to end the regular season, there are plenty of North Carolina fans who would prefer the season would be over right now. The loss to the Blue Devils capped a disappointing year that has seen the Tar Heels struggle to a 16-15 record â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5-11 in the ACC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for their worst season since going 19-16 overall in 2002-03. But the season is not over just yet, as UNC will take on Georgia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament today. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time the Tar Heels will be playing on Thursday since the tournament went to a four-day format in 1992. And despite all the painful losses the Tar Heels have suffered this season, the players said they will keep competing and fighting, no matter how many games they have left. The Heels need to win the ACC Tournament if they want to go to the NCAA Tournament and at this point, they are not even a lock for an NIT berth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that a lot of people have given up on this team, but this team knows that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a challenging road ahead of us but potentially a very rewarding road ahead of us,â&#x20AC;? fifth-year senior Marcus Ginyard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just taking it one game at a time and trying to play better than we did the night before and see what happens at the end.â&#x20AC;?


Scoreboard

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NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB L10 d-Cleveland 50 15 .769 — 7-3 d-Orlando 45 20 .692 5 8-2 1 d-Boston 40 22 .645 8 ⁄2 6-4 Atlanta 40 23 .635 9 6-4 Milwaukee 34 29 .540 15 9-1 Toronto 32 30 .516 161⁄2 3-7 1 Miami 32 32 .500 17 ⁄2 5-5 1 Charlotte 31 31 .500 17 ⁄2 5-5 Chicago 31 32 .492 18 4-6 Philadelphia 23 40 .365 26 3-7 Detroit 22 41 .349 27 3-7 New York 22 41 .349 27 3-7 Washington 21 40 .344 27 3-7 Indiana 21 43 .328 281⁄2 3-7 New Jersey 7 56 .111 42 2-8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 d-L.A. Lakers 47 18 .723 — 5-5 d-Dallas 44 21 .677 3 10-0 d-Denver 42 21 .667 4 7-3 Utah 41 22 .651 5 7-3 Phoenix 40 25 .615 7 8-2 1 Oklahoma City 38 24 .613 7 ⁄2 7-3 San Antonio 36 25 .590 9 6-4 Portland 38 28 .576 91⁄2 6-4 Memphis 33 31 .516 131⁄2 6-4 Houston 32 31 .508 14 4-6 1 New Orleans 32 32 .500 14 ⁄2 4-6 L.A. Clippers 25 39 .391 211⁄2 4-6 Sacramento 21 43 .328 251⁄2 3-7 Golden State 17 46 .270 29 2-8 1 Minnesota 14 50 .219 32 ⁄2 1-9 Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 83, Miami 78 Indiana 107, Philadelphia 96 Houston 96, Washington 88 Orlando 113, L.A. Clippers 87 Utah 132, Chicago 108 Milwaukee 86, Boston 84 Portland 88, Sacramento 81 L.A. Lakers 109, Toronto 107 Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Sports Review BASKETBALL Str W-1 W-6 L-1 L-2 W-4 L-2 L-1 W-3 L-5 L-1 W-1 W-1 L-4 W-1 L-1

Home 28-4 26-6 18-11 25-7 21-9 22-10 17-14 23-8 19-13 10-19 15-17 14-21 12-20 14-16 3-28

Away 22-11 19-14 22-11 15-16 13-20 10-20 15-18 8-23 12-19 13-21 7-24 8-20 9-20 7-27 4-28

Conf 29-9 30-11 27-14 21-14 25-15 23-18 19-18 18-19 19-18 11-24 14-22 16-27 15-24 16-22 6-34

Str W-1 W-12 W-3 W-3 W-1 W-2 L-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-4 L-3 L-5 L-6

Home 30-5 22-9 28-5 25-8 24-8 19-11 22-10 21-13 19-14 17-14 21-11 18-14 15-15 13-18 9-23

Away 17-13 22-12 14-16 16-14 16-17 19-13 14-15 17-15 14-17 15-17 11-21 7-25 6-28 4-28 5-27

Conf 26-11 24-16 25-14 25-16 25-15 20-18 22-17 24-15 18-22 23-18 21-17 12-28 13-27 9-28 7-32

At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. First Round Thursday, March 11 Boston College vs. Virginia, Noon Wake Forest vs. Miami, 2:30 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. Clemson vs. N.C. State, 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday, March 12 Duke vs. Boston College-Virginia winner, Noon Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest-Miami winner, 2:30 p.m. Maryland vs. Georgia Tech-North Carolina winner, 7 p.m. Florida State vs. Clemson-N.C. State winner, 9:30 p.m. Semifinals Saturday, March 13 Duke—Boston College-Virginia winner vs. Virginia Tech—Wake Forest-Miami winner, 1:30 p.m. Maryland—Georgia Tech-North Carolina winner vs. Florida State—Clemson-N.C. State winner, 4 p.m. Championship Sunday, March 14 Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

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 East Tennessee State 69, Kennesaw State 64 Mercer 66, Jacksonville 63 Championship Saturday, March 6 East Tennessee State 72, Mercer 66

Atlantic 10 Conference First Round Tuesday, March 9 Rhode Island 87, Saint Joseph’s 76 Massachusetts 59, Charlotte 56 Dayton 70, George Washington 60 St. Bonaventure 83, Duquesne 71 At Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, N.J. Quarterfinals Friday, March 12 Temple vs. St. Bonaventure, Noon Saint Louis vs. Rhode Island, 2:30 p.m. Xavier vs. Dayton, 6:30 p.m. Richmond vs. Massachusetts, 9 p.m. Semifinals Saturday, March 13 Temple-St. Bonaventure winner vs. Saint Louis-Rhode Island winner, 1 p.m. Xavier-Dayton winner vs. Richmond-Massachusetts winner, 3:30 p.m. Championship Sunday, March 14 Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.

FedEx Cup Leaders

Rank Name 1. Dustin Johnson 2. Steve Stricker 3. Camilo Villegas 4. Ben Crane 5. Ian Poulter 6. Ryan Palmer 7. Hunter Mahan 8. Geoff Ogilvy 9. J.B. Holmes 10. Bill Haas 11. Robert Allenby 12. Matt Kuchar 13. Paul Casey 14. Luke Donald 15. Rickie Fowler 16. Tim Clark 17. Brandt Snedeker 18. Charles Howell III 19. Anthony Kim 20. Y.E. Yang 21. Marc Leishman 22. Rory Sabbatini 23. Alex Prugh 24. Justin Rose 25. Retief Goosen 26. D.J. Trahan 27. Bubba Watson 28. Nick Watney 29. Ernie Els 30. Brian Gay 31. Tom Gillis 32. Cameron Beckman 33. David Duval 34. Steve Marino 35. John Rollins 36. Michael Sim 37. Stewart Cink 38. Ryan Moore 39. Paul Goydos 40. J.P. Hayes 41. George McNeill 42. Sean O’Hair 43. Kevin Na 44. Stephen Ames 45. Chad Collins 46. Matt Every 47. Ryuji Imada 48. Mike Weir 49. Charlie Wi

Pts 793 780 773 617 592 580 570 553 532 532 529 517 505 442 437 417 412 393 383 365 361 354 347 334 328 278 277 273 270 268 257 251 246 244 242 238 234 233 229 220 217 216 214 214 212 211 207 207 206

Money $1,727,450 $1,731,000 $1,764,000 $1,132,703 $1,442,525 $1,106,202 $1,174,793 $1,227,660 $1,081,665 $923,850 $1,017,640 $979,346 $1,256,400 $937,521 $875,431 $722,426 $671,149 $696,330 $707,557 $710,360 $628,398 $724,940 $612,854 $582,595 $742,333 $477,659 $427,992 $460,994 $551,106 $448,616 $364,808 $659,456 $557,440 $534,272 $409,387 $462,573 $503,921 $467,533 $495,620 $415,480 $405,182 $446,057 $382,482 $312,977 $377,602 $326,159 $346,710 $330,979 $305,462

Sports on TV

Thursday, March 11

GOLF 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour/WGC, CA Championship, first round, at Doral, Fla. 6:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, first round, at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at New York 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big 12 Conference, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at Kansas City, Mo. 2 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at New York 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, first round, Iowa vs. Michigan, at Indianapolis 3 p.m. FSN — Pacific-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Arizona vs. UCLA, at Los Angeles 4:30 p.m.

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Big East Conference At Madison Square Garden New York First Round Tuesday, March 9 South Florida 58, DePaul 49 St. John’s 73, Connecticut 51 Seton Hall 109, Providence 106 Cincinnati 69, Rutgers 68 Second Round Wednesday, March 10 Georgetown 69, South Florida 49 Marquette 57, St. John’s 55 Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, 7 p.m. Louisville vs. Cincinnati, 9:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, 7 p.m. Louisville vs. Cincinnati, 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Thursday, March 11 Syracuse vs. Georgetown, Noon Villanova vs. Marquette-St. John’s winner, 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame-Seton Hall winner, 7 p.m. West Virginia vs. Louisville-Cincinnati winner, 9:30 p.m. Semifinals Friday, March 12 Syracuse-Georgetown winner vs. Villanova-Marquette-St. John’s winner, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh-Notre Dame-Seton Hall winner vs. West Virginia-Louisville-Cincinnati winner, 9:30 p.m. Championship Saturday, March 13 Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

Nathan Green Pat Perez Phil Mickelson Zach Johnson K.J. Choi Vaughn Taylor Vijay Singh Ricky Barnes Matt Jones Fredrik Jacobson Chris Couch Joe Ogilvie Bo Van Pelt Mark Wilson Martin Laird Michael Allen Sergio Garcia Bryce Molder Chad Campbell Briny Baird Angel Cabrera Brian Stuard Kevin Sutherland Brendon de Jonge Kevin Stadler Andres Romero Lucas Glover Joe Durant Josh Teater Mathew Goggin Heath Slocum Carl Pettersson Scott Piercy Richard S. Johnson Jason Bohn Chris Tidland Jeff Quinney Spencer Levin Kevin Streelman Kenny Perry Jason Dufner Jerry Kelly Jim Furyk Michael Connell John Merrick Troy Matteson Michael Bradley Webb Simpson Blake Adams Troy Merritt

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By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 7, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (63) 29-2 1,623 2 2. Kentucky (2) 29-2 1,553 3 3. Syracuse 28-3 1,500 1 4. Duke 26-5 1,348 4 5. Ohio St. 24-7 1,344 6 6. Purdue 26-4 1,252 7 7. West Virginia 24-6 1,231 10 8. New Mexico 28-3 1,188 8 9. Kansas St. 24-6 1,063 5 10. Villanova 24-6 1,016 9 11. Michigan St. 24-7 1,015 11 12. Butler 27-4 796 12 13. Wisconsin 23-7 710 15 14. BYU 28-4 690 14 15. Tennessee 23-7 650 16 16. Pittsburgh 24-7 644 17 17. Temple 26-5 552 20 18. Gonzaga 26-5 534 18 19. Maryland 23-7 499 22 20. Vanderbilt 23-7 480 13 21. Baylor 24-6 474 21 22. Georgetown 20-9 277 19 23. Texas A&M 22-8 271 23 24. Xavier 23-7 136 25 25. UTEP 24-5 134 24 Others receiving votes: N. Iowa 48, Richmond 41, Utah St. 12, Virginia Tech 12, Texas 10, Marquette 6, Notre Dame 6, Cornell 3, Louisville 3, California 2, Oklahoma St. 1, Siena 1.

Final Conference Standings Atlantic 10 Conference Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Temple 14 2 .875 26 5 .839 Xavier, Ohio 14 2 .875 23 7 .767 Richmond 13 3 .813 24 7 .774 St. Louis 11 5 .688 20 10 .667 Rhode Island 9 7 .563 21 8 .724 Charlotte 9 7 .563 19 11 .633 Dayton 8 8 .500 19 11 .633 Duquesne 7 9 .438 16 14 .533 St. Bonaventure 7 9 .438 14 15 .483 G. Washington 6 10 .375 16 13 .552 UMass 5 11 .313 11 19 .367 St. Joseph’s 5 11 .313 11 19 .367 La Salle 4 12 .250 12 18 .400 Fordham 0 16 .000 2 26 .071

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

Conference Tournament Glances Atlantic Coast Conference

The AP Top 25

$359,340 $279,730 $323,205 $343,900 $261,430 $358,549 $330,842 $289,302 $318,424 $297,690 $313,677 $255,496 $257,692 $279,402 $351,299 $267,038 $517,942 $329,657 $268,405 $303,805 $273,122 $364,056 $239,193 $214,427 $318,570 $322,495 $302,200 $341,040 $262,625 $266,020 $202,981 $242,218 $234,906 $243,632 $201,225 $196,401 $136,105 $126,333 $181,331 $267,030 $150,023 $210,200 $188,487 $228,170 $108,045 $140,316 $132,323 $156,514 $195,367 $159,770

ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, first round, Indiana vs. Northwestern, at Indianapolis 5:30 p.m. FSN — Pacific-10 Conference, quarterfinal, California vs. Oregon-Washington State winner, at Los Angeles 7 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at New York ESPN2 — Atlantic Coast Conference, first round, North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech, at Greensboro, N.C. 9 p.m. ESPN — Big East Conference, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at New York FSN — Pacific-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Washington vs. Oregon State, at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big 12 Championship, quarterfinal, teams TBD, at Kansas City, Mo. 11:30 p.m. FSN — Pacific-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Arizona State vs. Stanford, at Los Angeles NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. TNT — Chicago at Orlando 10:30 p.m. TNT — Portland at Golden State

——— Saturday’s Games Richmond 89, Charlotte 84, OT Temple 70, George Washington 57 Saint Joseph’s 74, La Salle 59 Xavier 93, St. Bonaventure 72 Massachusetts 69, Rhode Island 67 Saint Louis 71, Dayton 66 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games No games scheduled ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Duke 13 3 .813 26 5 .839 Maryland 13 3 .813 23 7 .767 Virginia Tech 10 6 .625 23 7 .767 Florida St. 10 6 .625 22 8 .733 Clemson 9 7 .563 21 9 .700 Wake Forest 9 7 .563 19 9 .679 Georgia Tech 7 9 .438 19 11 .633 Boston College 6 10 .375 15 15 .500 N.C. State 5 11 .313 17 14 .548 North Carolina 5 11 .313 16 15 .516 Virginia 5 11 .313 14 15 .483 Miami 4 12 .250 18 12 .600

2010 All-ACC teams

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting for the 2009-10 all-Atlantic Coast Conference basketball teams, as cast by 53 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. All-ACC: First team: Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (159) Jon Scheyer, Duke (159) Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (159) Trevor Booker, Clemson (137) Kyle Singler, Duke (134) Second team: Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (126) Nolan Smith, Duke (104) Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (95) Tracy Smith, N.C. State (82) Ishmael Smith, Wake Forest (76) Third team: Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (73) Dorenzo Hudson, Virginia Tech (51) Chris Singleton, Florida State (50) Joe Trapani, Boston College (38) Solomon Alabi, Florida State (30) ——— All-Rookie Team: Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech (52) Jordan Williams, Maryland (51) Durand Scott, Miami (44) C.J. Harris, Wake Forest (41) Michael Snaer, Florida State (35) ——— All-Defensive Team: Chris Singleton, Florida State (48) Solomon Alabi, Florida State (39) Trevor Booker, Clemson (21) Lance Thomas, Duke (17) L.D. Williams, Wake Forest (16)

NCAA Boxscores HOUSTON 93, EAST CAROLINA 80 EAST CAROLINA (10-21)  Morrow 7-8 8-12 22, Abrams 2-3 0-0 6, Young 8-15 6-7 24, Straughn 5-11 0-0 12, Sherrod 2-5 0-0 5, Gaines 1-1 1-2 3, Ellison 1-3 2-2 4, Joyner 2-5 0-2 4. Totals 28-51 17-25 80. HOUSTON (16-15)  S.Coleman 4-7 0-1 11, Washington 3-6 0-1 6, Lewis 5-12 4-5 15, Wade 4-4 2-2 13, A.Coleman 9-20 7-11 29, Nixon 0-3 0-2 0, McNeil 4-7 3-3 11, Haywood 0-2 0-0 0, Clark 00 0-0 0, Broughton 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Van Slyke 2-4 2-2 8. Totals 31-66 18-27 93. Halftime—Houston 50-37. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 7-17 (Abrams 2-3, Young 2-5, Straughn 2-7, Sherrod 1-1, Ellison 0-1), Houston 13-26 (A.Coleman 4-6, Wade 3-3, S.Coleman 3-4, Van Slyke 2-4, Lewis 1-5, Nixon 0-1, Brown 0-1, Haywood 0-2). Fouled Out—Abrams. Rebounds—East Carolina 36 (Joyner 8), Houston 31 (McNeil 8). Assists— East Carolina 15 (Young 5), Houston 19 (Wade 7). Total Fouls—East Carolina 21, Houston 19. Technical—Sherrod. A—NA. No. 22 GEORGETOWN 69, SOUTH FLORIDA 49 SOUTH FLORIDA (20-12)  Howard 2-5 1-2 5, Jones 6-18 9-14 21, Famous 2-8 3-4 7, Fitzpatrick 1-2 0-1 2, Mercer 1-9 0-0 2, Crater 0-1 0-0 0, Rivas 0-0 0-0 0, Kardok 0-0 0-0 0, Noriega 1-1 0-0 3, Burwell 0-1 0-0 0, Gilchrist 3-10 3-4 9. Totals 16-55 16-25 49. GEORGETOWN (21-9)  Wright 6-14 1-1 15, Monroe 7-14 2-2 16, Freeman 3-12 2-2 8, Clark 6-10 0-0 16, Vaughn 2-2 2-2 6, Thompson 1-2 0-0 3, Sanford 0-2 0-0 0, Dougherty 0-0 0-0 0, Benimon 2-3 0-0 4, Stepka 0-0 0-0 0, Sims 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 27-59 8-9 69. Halftime—Georgetown 31-19. 3-Point Goals—South Florida 1-10 (Noriega 1-1, Crater 0-1, Burwell 0-1, Gilchrist 0-2, Jones 0-5), Georgetown 7-14 (Clark 4-6, Wright 2-2, Thompson 1-1, Sanford 0-2, Freeman 0-3). Fouled Out—Vaughn. Rebounds—South Florida 40 (Gilchrist 8), Georgetown 37 (Monroe 8). Assists—South Florida 8 (Jones 4), Georgetown 14 (Freeman, Wright 4). Total Fouls—South Florida 15, Georgetown 21. A—NA.

GOLF PGA Tour Statistics By The Associated Press Through March 7 Scoring Average 1, Camilo Villegas, 67.19. 2, Steve Stricker, 68.76. 3, J.B. Holmes, 69.01. 4, Anthony Kim, 69.06. 5, Robert Allenby, 69.17. 6, Ernie Els, 69.20. 7, Alex Prugh, 69.45. 8, Charles

Howell III, 69.49. 9 (tie), Vijay Singh and Tim Clark, 69.52. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 301.1. 2, Camilo Villegas, 300.3. 3, Dustin Johnson, 299.8. 4, Angel Cabrera, 297.3. 5, Andres Romero, 296.8. 6, Graham DeLaet, 296.6. 7, Phil Mickelson, 295.9. 8, Jason Day, 295.8. 9, J.B. Holmes, 293.8. 10, Lucas Glover, 292.6. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Chris DiMarco, 80.00%. 2, Heath Slocum, 78.24%. 3, Joe Durant, 78.23%. 4, Tim Clark, 76.05%. 5, Brian Gay, 75.93%. 6, Jay Williamson, 75.68%. 7, Steve Elkington, 75.61%. 8, Mark Brooks, 75.00%. 9, Paul Goydos, 74.93%. 10, J.P. Hayes, 74.88%. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Geoff Ogilvy, 77.08%. 2, Stewart Cink, 76.85%. 3, Heath Slocum, 76.47%. 4, Kevin Stadler, 76.30%. 5, Zach Johnson, 75.93%. 6, Paul Casey, 75.69%. 7, Lucas Glover, 75.46%. 8, Martin Laird, 74.87%. 9, Stephen Ames, 74.84%. 10, Two Tied With 74.75%. Total Driving 1, Ryan Moore, 70. 2, Justin Rose, 71. 3, Bo Van Pelt, 76. 4, Chris Baryla, 81. 5 (tie), Tom Gillis, John Rollins and Zach Johnson, 82. 8, Y.E. Yang, 83. 9, Blake Adams, 92. 10, Joe Durant, 94. Putting Average 1, Brian Gay, 1.659. 2, Camilo Villegas, 1.676. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 1.678. 4, Tim Clark, 1.681. 5, Steve Elkington, 1.689. 6, Kevin Na, 1.691. 7, J.P. Hayes, 1.692. 8, Geoff Ogilvy, 1.694. 9, Zach Johnson, 1.695. 10, Joe Ogilvie, 1.697. Birdie Average 1, Camilo Villegas, 5.13. 2, Steve Stricker, 5.08. 3, Geoff Ogilvy, 5.00. 4, Zach Johnson, 4.92. 5, Dustin Johnson, 4.78. 6, Ryan Moore, 4.61. 7, Ryan Palmer, 4.60. 8, Retief Goosen, 4.55. 9, Matt Kuchar, 4.48. 10, Two Tied With, 4.47. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Paul Casey, 48.0. 2 (tie), Harrison Frazar and Lucas Glover, 54.0. 4 (tie), Kevin Sutherland and Dustin Johnson, 64.8. 6 (tie), Matt Bettencourt and Billy Horschel, 66.0. 8, Sean O’Hair, 67.5. 9, Kevin Stadler, 68.4. 10, J.B. Holmes, 72.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, Luke Donald, 90.48%. 2, Mike Weir, 80.00%. 3, Steve Elkington, 75.00%. 4, Mark Wilson, 72.41%. 5, Ian Poulter, 71.43%. 6, Michael Connell, 70.59%. 7, Mark Brooks, 70.00%. 8 (tie), Chris Riley and Padraig Harrington, 68.18%. 10, Five Tied With 66.67%. All-Around Ranking 1, Camilo Villegas, 234. 2, Steve Stricker, 264. 3, Steve Elkington, 271. 4, Tom Gillis, 324. 5, Kevin Sutherland, 345. 6, Alex Prugh, 355. 7, Matt Kuchar, 356. 8, Paul Casey, 357. 9, Retief Goosen, 362. 10, Dustin Johnson, 372. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Camilo Villegas, (3), $1,764,000. 2, Steve Stricker, (4), $1,731,000. 3, Dustin Johnson, (6), $1,727,450. 4, Ian Poulter, (2), $1,442,525. 5, Paul Casey, (3), $1,256,400. 6, Geoff Ogilvy, (3), $1,227,660. 7, Hunter Mahan, (5), $1,174,793. 8, Ben Crane, (5), $1,132,703. 9, Ryan Palmer, (6), $1,106,202. 10, J.B. Holmes, (5), $1,081,665.

HOCKEY NHL Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 66 40 22 4 84 211 189 New Jersey 64 38 23 3 79 169 154 Philadelphia 64 34 26 4 72 195 173 N.Y. Rangers 66 29 28 9 67 170 179 N.Y. Islanders 65 26 31 8 60 169 206 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 64 35 20 9 79 174 161 Ottawa 66 36 25 5 77 181 189 Montreal 67 32 29 6 70 178 185 Boston 64 29 24 11 69 157 164 Toronto 65 20 33 12 52 168 220 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 66 44 13 9 97 260 186 Atlanta 64 28 26 10 66 194 209 Tampa Bay 64 27 26 11 65 172 196 Florida 64 26 28 10 62 168 186 Carolina 65 27 31 7 61 182 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 65 43 17 5 91 217 161 Nashville 65 35 25 5 75 182 187 Detroit 65 31 22 12 74 175 178 St. Louis 65 30 26 9 69 177 182 Columbus 66 25 30 11 61 170 215 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 65 40 23 2 82 211 166 Colorado 65 37 22 6 80 192 170 Calgary 65 32 24 9 73 166 165 Minnesota 64 31 28 5 67 178 185 Edmonton 65 21 38 6 48 162 221 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 65 42 14 9 93 212 160 Phoenix 66 39 22 5 83 176 164 Los Angeles 65 39 22 4 82 200 175 Dallas 65 29 24 12 70 184 206 Anaheim 65 30 27 8 68 183 201 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Dallas 4, Washington 3, SO Los Angeles 6, Columbus 0 Tuesday’s Games Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Nashville at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Dallas at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Columbus, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Montreal, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 9 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

AUTO RACING 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings By The Associated Press Feb. 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American, Las Vegas (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. March 28 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. April 18 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H.

July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By CocaCola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Pepsi Max 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race ——— 2010 Driver Standings 1. Kevin Harvick, 644 2. Matt Kenseth, 618 3. Greg Biffle, 585 4. Jimmie Johnson, 570 5. Clint Bowyer, 558 6. Jeff Burton, 538 7. Mark Martin, 521 8. Tony Stewart, 510 9. Paul Menard, 505 10. Kurt Busch, 502 11. Jeff Gordon, 482 (tie) Scott Speed, 482 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 475 14. Joey Logano, 471 15. Kyle Busch, 468 16. Brian Vickers, 466 17. Kasey Kahne, 447 18. David Reutimann, 440 19. Jamie McMurray, 439 20. Carl Edwards, 435

BASEBALL Spring Training Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Cleveland 4 0 Tampa Bay 6 1 Boston 5 2 Toronto 5 2 Kansas City 3 2 Minnesota 4 3 Detroit 4 4 Los Angeles 2 2 New York 4 5 Seattle 3 4 Chicago 2 3 Oakland 2 3 Texas 1 3 Baltimore 1 6 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L San Francisco 6 1 Colorado 6 2 Atlanta 6 3 Florida 5 3 Chicago 3 2 New York 6 4 Milwaukee 3 3 Philadelphia 3 3 Houston 3 4 Pittsburgh 3 4 Arizona 2 5 St. Louis 2 5 Cincinnati 1 3 Los Angeles 1 3 San Diego 1 4 Washington 0 8

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WGC: CA CHAMPIONSHIP

SPORTS BRIEFS Cubs GM Hendry lashes out at OF Milton Bradley

Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, hits out of a sand trap on the seventh hole during practice at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship in Doral, Fla. on Wednesday. AP photo

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DORAL, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One of the billboards at Doral promotes this World Golf Championship with a familiar slogan and some familiar faces, a photo sequence of five players under the phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World is Watching.â&#x20AC;? Tiger Woods is the center photo. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only one watching this week. His presence, even after all this time away from the game, remains prominent. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to walk more than a few yards on the practice range at the CA Championship without hearing chatter about Woods. Players say very

little publicly when asked about the absence of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 player, some choosing their words carefully, most saying they have enough to worry about with their own games. Privately, they speculate and share the latest inside gossip on his return just as much as anyone else. But as golf moves closer to the first major of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Masters is a month away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Woods became a topic Wednesday as much for his standard of golf as the reason why heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not at Doral. The season began two months ago with speculation on who might fill

the void left by Woods, with most of the focus on Phil Mickelson. Instead, he has been replaced by committee. Ten tournaments into the PGA Tour season, there have been 10 winners. Steve Stricker is the only player who was in the top 10 at the start of the year to have won anywhere in the world, his victory coming at Riviera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a coincidence,â&#x20AC;? Stricker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It always comes back to the depth of the tour, just how good these guys are, and how tough it is to win. How many multiple winners were there last year?â&#x20AC;?

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Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committed long-term, which is good for the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a proven winner and he knows the game. This is an exciting time for Lee County soccer.â&#x20AC;? Wicker, who is the son of longtime Lee County teacher Gary Wicker and the grandson of former County Commissioner Gordon Wicker, says that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wait until he meets the players before evaluating the talent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to work with the kids first,â&#x20AC;? said Wicker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know a whole lot about the talent we have until I see them in action and work with them.â&#x20AC;? Wicker played collegiate soccer at Methodist University, and is big on conditioning. He vows that the 2010 Yellow Jackets will be a team in pretty strong shape in the latter stages of matches. The new coach also promises to do everything in his power to help get players to the next level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know what it takes to get to the

next level,â&#x20AC;? said Wicker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They look for players that are well-conditioned. If a player has a goal of playing college soccer, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do everything in my power to help them accomplish it.â&#x20AC;? If the Yellow Jackets plan on contending in the conference, Wicker feels that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a lot of hard work, which is something he plans on installing into the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to have that will to win games,â&#x20AC;? said Wicker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to work hard and focus on getting better each day. If we do that, I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to compete in the conference. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get after it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to come easy.â&#x20AC;? Womack, who says that a number of highly qualified candidates applied for the position, is excited about the new acquisition to Lee County athletics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky to have him,â&#x20AC;? said Womack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knows what it will take in order for us to compete. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very excited about this move.â&#x20AC;?

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teaching at Lee County but isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruling it out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate to leave West Lee because the kids and administration have been so great to me,â&#x20AC;? said Wicker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the same time, I know that with me coaching the high school, I should probably be there. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still working on.â&#x20AC;? The Yellow Jackets, who play in the Tri-9 Conference â&#x20AC;&#x201D; arguably the toughest conference in the state â&#x20AC;&#x201D; struggled last season under Creighton and interim coach Danny Villa, finishing 0-21 on the season. Lee County graduated 11 seniors from the 2009 squad and will be relatively young this fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a building mode,â&#x20AC;? said Womack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knows the conference very well and knows that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the toughest in the state. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to take our success one day at a time.

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they use their talents and their experience at this time and not look forward to just the NCAA tournament.â&#x20AC;? Maryland enters the tournament with momentum after seven straight victories, though the Terrapins had to work their way through nearly every one of them. They needed a last-second 3-pointer at home to beat NCAA bubble team Georgia Tech, won by four in double-overtime at Virginia Tech and had to rally from 15 down to beat Clemson. Its â&#x20AC;&#x153;easyâ&#x20AC;? win in that stretch? Rallying from 10 down at halftime to win 67-58 at North Carolina State, the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 11 seed.

Last week, Maryland got several clutch baskets from Vasquez late to beat Duke 79-72 in College Park, Md. Duke won the first meeting by 19 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We obviously would love that opportunity to get another chance at them (in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship),â&#x20AC;? Duke senior Jon Scheyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long ways away. First of all, we need to get there and worry about ourselves. There are six other teams in that side of the bracket. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about who comes out.â&#x20AC;? Third-seeded Florida State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which lost to Duke in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech finished three games back of the Blue Devils and Terrapins. That quartet earned a bye into Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterfinals, and will face the win-

ner of matchups featuring teams playing for NCAA seeding, postseason invitations or just plain pride. Wake Forest is the fifth seed, yet lost to North Carolina and N.C. State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both of which managed just five wins. Clemson had a chance to earn the third seed, but lost to the Demon Deacons in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale to fall to sixth. Next up is Georgia Tech, which has lost three of four games entering Greensboro to put its NCAA chances in jeopardy. The Yellow Jackets face the Tar Heels with the winner facing the Terrapins the next day.

Making matters more difficult for the teams playing in the first-round games is the fact that no team has won four games in four days in the tournament. N.C. State has come the closest, winning three games to reach the finals in 1997 and 2007 before falling in the final each time. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the challenge awaiting the defending national champion Tar Heels, who have their lowest seed ever at 10th. After a miserable season filled with injuries and youthful mistakes, North Carolina knows its NCAA chances are reduced to winning the title.

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Bengals try for deal with WR Bryant CINCINNATI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Bengals are trying to reach a deal with free agent receiver Antonio Bryant, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest attempt to find a complement for Chad Ochocinco. Bryant visited the team Tuesday and left without an agreement. The 29-yearold receiver had career highs with 83 catches for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns for Tampa Bay in 2008, but was slowed by knee problems last year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LaDainian Tomlinson is coming to Minnesota for a visit, and the Vikings believe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a good fit. Tomlinson is scheduled to meet with coach Brad Childress and other members of the organization on Thursday. The 2006 NFL MVP was released by the San Diego Chargers last month. Tomlinson is coming off the least-productive season of his nine-year career. Childress spoke to reporters Wednesday about wanting â&#x20AC;&#x153;to see where his mind is at.â&#x20AC;? The coach says he assumes Tomlinson realizes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a backup to All-Pro Adrian Peterson. The Vikings have been looking for another running back since Chester Taylor signed with the Chicago Bears.

Redskins sign NT Kemoeatu for 2 years, $6.975M ASHBURN, Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Freeagent nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu signed a two-year, $6.975 million contract with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound Kemoeatu spent last season on injured reserve with the Carolina Panthers after tearing his Achillesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tendon in training camp.

Sidney Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold-medal Olympic stick, glove found TORONTO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sidney Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing Olympic stick and glove have been found. Hockey Canada said Wednesday that Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing equipment was misplaced rather than stolen after the frenzy following Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overtime goal against the United States in the gold-medal game on Feb. 28. Crosbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stick was located in Toronto as part of a shipment heading to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, Russia. The IIHF helped locate the stick and provided photographs to Crosby, who confirmed that it was the game stick.

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No. 10 seed North Carolina Tar Heels Yes, Tar Heels, N.C. State has a better chance at winning this tournament than you do. Georgia Tech blasted UNC in their second meeting, the Heels are hurt and soft, and Maryland would loom in the quarterfinals. Buh-bye. 5 percent No. 11 seed N.C. State Wolfpack OK, not much of a better chance there, Pack. Still, the draw isn’t that bad for State. The Pack opens with upand-down Clemson, then

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Had UNC had a decent year, this would have been the conference’s clear choice for Underachiever of the Year. But man, they have talent. And lost by only two at Maryland, the quarterfinal opponent. 12 percent No. 5 seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons The Deacs should just be a lot better than they’ve played. That four-game skid before the win at home over Clemson in the finale leaves a bad taste in the mouth. But Ishmael Smith can be unguardable at times, and the frontcourt is solid — or at least should be. 14 percent No. 3 seed Florida State Seminoles I don’t like the Clemson matchup at all in a potential quarterfinal meeting, and aside from beating Marquette in November and maybe Virginia Tech, who has FSU beaten? 15 percent

 

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Girl’s arrival turns drinks for two into party of three DEAR ABBY: Last week I suggested to a co-worker, “Zack,” that I treat him to a beer after work. Before our pints arrived, he disappeared to a corner of the pub to text on his phone, and 10 minutes later his girlfriend showed up. Her being there obligated me to buy her a drink, and it derailed the work-related discussion I had initially had in mind. The following Monday, I mentioned to Zack that he should have asked me first if it was OK to bring someone else. He was none too pleased to hear that I thought his behavior was rude. How far off base was I? I’ll bow to your opinion. — WONDERING IN WESTMOUNT, CANADA

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Happy Birthday: You will need to make changes that appear to be impossible at first but, your insight will lead you in a positive direction. Someone who fears change may try to hold you back. Follow your own heart and head so you don’t miss out on something that you find appealing. Listen to how the people around you size up your situation and make the necessary adjustments. Your numbers are 3, 5, 17, 20, 27, 30, 41 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on what you can do for others and good things will happen in return. The joy you spread and the ideas you share will lead to an interesting relationship. A self-improvement project will pay off. Don’t travel unless it’s necessary. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)): Avoid arguing with people you have to deal with regularly or you will be faced with financial and emotional restrictions. Remain open to suggestions and don’t allow your stubbornness to hamper your ability to advance. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may think you are invincible but, if you don’t listen to the advice being offered, you may end up redoing, replacing or, even worse, losing a good friend. You may be tempted to lend or borrow money or possessions but problems or complications will set in. CANCER (June 21-July 22): An old idea or plan will help you out of a tight squeeze. A change at work will lead to better opportunities and possible advancement. Don’t limit what you can do or how far you can go because you fear the unknown. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Shake things up a bit. Sign up for a course and you will discover a new way to make a little extra cash. Be careful not to let someone you are in a relationship with stifle

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your plans or restrict what you can and cannot do. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen carefully to what’s being said. A partnership you have may not deliver what was promised. Get busy doing your share of the work but don’t offer to take on what someone else is supposed to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lean toward creative endeavors that allow you to use your talent and skills. A relationship will be enhanced if you share your ideas. Don’t fight change when it’s essential for getting ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take part in activities or events that will help you personally and professionally. Don’t let emotional matters that arise with family, relatives or a neighbor slow you down. Someone is withholding the truth. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): The emphasis you put on having fun may be held against you if you don’t pull your weight or live up to your promises. Problems with authority figures, agencies or institutions will cost you financially. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): People from your past can influence the decisions you make now. Honesty regarding the way you feel about someone is a must. Don’t confuse someone’s generous nature or kindness for love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): It’s what you do for others that will count. Your generosity will bring all sorts of rewards. Sincerity and an honest display of emotion will capture someone’s interest. A relationship based on finances will limit what you can do. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Moderation will be your friend. As soon as you make grandiose plans, you will fall short of your goals. Uncertainties are apparent in a personal relationship. Before you make a commitment, know what you are getting into.

DEAR WONDERING: Did Zack know when you invited him for a beer that you wanted to discuss business? If not, then you’re being too hard on him. But if he did know, then asking his girlfriend to join you was presumptuous -- and he should have offered to pay for her drink in any case. o DEAR ABBY: My 12-year-old daughter, “Jenna,” is in the closet -- literally. About a week ago, she moved into her closet. She put her dresser in there, threw some blankets on the floor and that’s where she hangs out now. When asked why she doesn’t hang out in her room, she says, “I just like it in

mask emotional pain, and if she starts, a licensed psychotherapist should be consulted. o

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

the closet.” Some of her girlfriends claim to be bisexual or gay. Is she telling me that she’s “in the closet” or is she messing with my mind? Some of her friends are into cutting, and Jenna seems to be curious about it. I don’t know what to make of any of this. Any advice? — CONCERNED IN HOUSTON DEAR CONCERNED: How close are you and your daughter? Are you the kind of mother she feels safe talking to about anything that might be troubling her? Happy, outgoing girls don’t usually take refuge in dark, confined spaces. She may be overwhelmed or depressed, or something may be going on in Jenna’s life she needs help with but is afraid to tell you. Stay closer to your daughter for a while. If her change in behavior persists, keep probing until you find out what’s going on. Cutting can be an attempt to

DEAR ABBY: I have an 11-yearold son who has started having issues with lying — nothing important, just little things like did he do his chores or brush his teeth. I also have an alcoholic husband who says and does things he doesn’t remember later. When I get conflicting stories from the two of them, I don’t know whom to believe. Don’t suggest I leave my husband. It’s not financially feasible right now, though it is something I am looking into. — WHOM DO I BELIEVE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR WHOM: I am not suggesting that you leave your husband, unless he poses a danger to his son during one of his blackouts. However, if I had to choose between a husband who says and does things he doesn’t remember later, and an 11-year-old boy who lies occasionally about having brushed his teeth or done his chores, I’d be inclined to believe the more sober of the two, your son. And I’d make darn sure my son understood that, while I might be disappointed he hadn’t done what he was supposed to do, he’d be punished if I caught him lying to me about it.

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Midnight knitter spinning nocturnal yarn over N.J. shore

Police: Burglar uses church equipment to view porn

WEST CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey shore town. An unknown person dubbed The Midnight Knitter by West Cape May residents is covering tree branches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the guerrilla crocheting, which technically is against the law because it is being done on public property without permission. The mayor and many residents admit they’re enthralled by the rainbow of colors that has popped up. Resident Susan Longacre takes a walk each morning in Wilbraham Park, where several tree branches and light poles have gotten the treatment. She thinks it’s great.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Second-degree burglary charges have been filed against an Ames man who broke into a church where he allegedly used the institution’s electronic equipment to watch pornography. Police allege the 55-year-old man broke into the First Christian Church on Thursday. After gathering items from around the building, he is believed to have gone to the basement to spend the night. Police summoned to the church Friday by staff, found the man trying to haul away a garbage can filled with food, kitchen utensils, clothes, electronic equipment and a 26-inch flat-screen television. Police Cmdr. Mike Brennan said the man used the electronic equipment to watch pornographic movies that were found on him when he was arrested.

Police: California robber holds up 11 people, gets $6

Okla. electric crews say bobcat caused outage

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — They say crime doesn’t pay. For one robber in California, it did — but not much. Authorities in Riverside County say a woman with a gun robbed 11 customers at a market and got away with $6. A Sheriff’s Department statement says the woman was armed with a semi-automatic pistol when she went to La Chicanita Market in the town of Thermal on Tuesday. Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela says the woman confronted 10 customers in the store and also demanded money from one person who was entering the market. She then fled in an old car.

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gas and Electric officials said a pole climbing bobcat is to blame for a power outage in southern Oklahoma OG&E spokesman Brian Alford said repair crews found the smoldering body of the bobcat Tuesday at the top of a utility pole in Johnston County. The power outage left about 3,100 customers without power about 9:30 p.m. and power was restored about 10:45 p.m. Alford said squirrels, snakes and small rodents have caused outages in the past — but this is the first time he’s heard of a bobcat causing an outage.

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God, not computers are in control Q: Do you think computers will take over the world some day? I admit I don’t understand them very much (although I’m learning to use e-mail, which is pretty good for someone in their late 70s!). But they seem to have taken over so much of our lives that I worry about this. -- Mrs. M.B A: I commend you for learning to use e-mail at your age! Not only could it keep you mentally alert, but it could also help you keep in touch with your grandchildren or others you can encourage. The Bible urges us to “encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). Historians may well say that the invention of the computer marked a major turning point in the history of the human race. But could computers take control of our lives (as science fiction writers have speculated)? I doubt it -- because like any other tool, computers can only do what we tell them to do. Even evil men would be reluctant to develop such a machine, because it would mean they, too, would lose their freedom. But I doubt it most of all because I know that God -- and not some evil human genius -- is in control of the future. The future is in God’s hands -- and some day (the Bible says) Christ will come again to destroy all evil. God, the Bible says, “has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed (Christ)” (Acts 17:31). Is your hope and confidence in Christ -- not just for the future of the world, but for eternity? Some day, this life will be over -- but Jesus died to open heaven’s door for us. Put your faith and trust in Him today.


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Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 25, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete marker in the southerly margin of North Avenue, said stake being North 78 deg. East 66.67 feet from the point of intersection of the easterly margin of Seventh Street with the southerly margin of North Avenue, in the City of Sanford; and running thence South 12 deg. East 142.5 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 78 deg. East 66.67 feet to a stake; thence North 12 deg. West 142.5 feet to a stake in the southerly margin of North Avenue; thence with the southerly margin of North Avenue South 78 deg. West 66.67 feet to the point of BEGINNING, and being all of Lot 19 of the Vernon Buchanan Midland Avenue Subdivision, as shown on a map of said Subdivision by Wendell W. Chaffin, R.E., dated March 1947. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 504 North Avenue, Sanford, North Carolina.

court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 4th day of March, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 27, in Winterlocken Forest Subdivision, as shown on that plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 10, Slides 2E and 2F, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3501 Glade Run Drive, Sanford, North Carolina.

THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 4th day of March, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

Deed Reference: Book 112, Page 330, Lee County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior

BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1014770 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 316 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Arnold P. Wilson to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of April, 2007, and recorded in Book 1082, Page 623, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 25, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in

Parcel ID Number: 9632-63-2202 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER

BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 1020188 CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified on the 9th day of March, 2010, as Executor of the Estate of John W. McNeill, III, deceased, late of of Maysville, Kentucky and owning real property in Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of June, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 11th day of March, 2010. Jeffrey L. Schumacher, Executor of the Estate of John W. McNeill,III By serving the Registered Process Agent: W. Woods Doster P. O. Box 1320 Sanford, NC 273311320 Attorneys: W. Woods Doster Staton,Doster,Post,Sil verman&Foushee, PA P. O. Box 1320 Sanford, NC 273311320 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 45 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Silillian A. Anderson (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Silillian Anderson) to Richard G. Singer, Trustee(s), dated the 21st day of November, 2006, and recorded in Book 01060, Page 0050, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 25, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and

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being more particuof March, 2010. larly described as folSUBSTITUTE lows: TRUSTEE SERVBEING all of Lot 124, ICES, INC. Carthage Colonies SUBSTITUTE Subdivision, Phase TRUSTEE 3B as recorded in Plat Book 2005, Slide 160, Plat Book 2005, Slide BY: 215, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements locatAttorney at ed thereon; said propLaw erty being located at The Law 812 Golden Horseshoe Firm of Hutchens, Lane, Sanford, North Senter & Britton, P.A. Carolina. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 1023987 ty, that person must pay the tax of FortyNOTICE OF FOREFive Cents ($0.45) per CLOSURE SALE One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by 10 SP 39 NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The properUnder and ty to be offered pur- by virtue of the powsuant to this notice of er of sale contained sale is being offered in for sale, transfer and a certain Deed of conveyance “AS IS, Trust made by ZdeWHERE IS.” Neither nek Fogl and wife, the Trustee nor the Ilse H. Fogl (PRESholder of the note se- ENT RECORD OWNcured by the deed of ER(S): Ilse Fogl and trust/security agree- Zdenek Fogl (Zdenek ment, or both, being Fogl, deceased) to Reforeclosed, nor the ofbecca W. Shaia, ficers, directors, at- Trustee(s), dated the torneys, employees, 4th day of March, agents or authorized 2005, and recorded in representative of ei- Book 00961, Page 0174, ther the Trustee or in Lee County Registhe holder of the note try, North Carolina, make any representadefault having been tion or warranty re- made in the payment lating to the title or of the note thereby any physical, enviseronmental, health or cured by the said safety conditions ex- Deed of Trust and the isting in, on, at or re- undersigned, Substilating to the property tute Trustee Services, being offered for sale, Inc. having been suband any and all re- stituted as Trustee in sponsibilities or lia- said Deed of Trust by bilities arising out of an instrument duly or in any way relat- recorded in the Office ing to any such condiof the Register of tion expressly are dis- Deeds of Lee County, claimed. Also, this North Carolina and property is being sold the holder of the note subject to all taxes, evidencing said inspecial assessments, debtedness having diand prior liens or enrected that the Deed cumbrances of record of Trust be foreand any recorded reclosed, the underleases. Said property signed Substitute is also being sold sub- Trustee will offer for ject to applicable Fed- sale at the courthouse eral and State laws. door in the City of A cash de- Sanford, Lee County, posit or cashier’s North Carolina, or check (no personal the customary locachecks) of five pertion designated for cent (5%) of the purforeclosure sales, at chase price, or seven 2:00 PM on March 25, hundred fifty dollars 2010 and will sell to ($750.00), whichever the highest bidder for is greater, will be re- cash the following required at the time of al estate situated in the sale. the County of Lee, An order for possesNorth Carolina, and sion of the property being more particumay be issued pur- larly described as folsuant to G.S. 45-21.29 lows: in favor of the purFIRST TRACT: Bechaser and against ginning in center of the party or parties in Sanford-Osgood Pubpossession by the lic Highway 80 feet clerk of superior North from W.B. court of the county in Dowdy's line where it which the property is crosses said road, sold. Northwest corner of Any person Lot No. 1 of division who occupies the herein mentioned, property pursuant to and running that line a rental agreement of Lot No. 1 North 83 entered into or reEast 171 1/2 feet parnewed on or after Oc- allel with said Dowdy tober 1, 2007, may af- line to another corner ter receiving the noof said lot in Mrs. C. tice of sale, terminate D. Brown's line; the rental agreement thence as said Mrs. upon 10 days’ written Brown's line North 16 notice to the landlord. West 80 feet to a Upon termination of stake; thence North a rental agreement, parallel with said W. the tenant is liable B. Dowdy's line 160 for rent due under feet to center of the the rental agreement above-mentioned prorated to the effecroad; thence up centive date of the termiter of said road nation. southTHIS IS A COMMUwardly to the BeginNICATION FROM A ning, and being a part DEBT COLLECTOR. of a certain tract of THE PURPOSE OF land formerly owned THIS COMMUNICAby F. F. Loyd to J. R. TION IS TO COLRives. Subject to LECT A DEBT AND easement for that porANY INFORMATION tion of the above deOBTAINED WILL BE scribed property USED FOR THAT which lies within the PURPOSE, except as right of way of Elevstated below in the inenth Street. stance of bankruptcy protection. SECOND TRACT: IF YOU ARE UNDER Beginning at a point THE PROTECTION marking the northOF THE BANKRUPT- east corner of Lot 2 of CY COURT OR HAVE the J. R. Reaves BEEN DISCHARGED (Rives) Division as AS A RESULT OF A recorded in Map BANKRUPTCY PROBook 2, Page 10, Lee CEEDING, THIS NOCounty Registry; TICE IS GIVEN TO thence North 84 deYOU PURSUANT TO grees East 160 feet to STATUTORY RE- a point; thence South QUIREMENT AND 15 degrees East 79.5 FOR INFORMATION- feet; thence South 84 AL PURPOSES AND degrees West 160 feet IS NOT INTENDED to a point, southeast AS AN ATTEMPT TO corner of the aforeCOLLECT A DEBT mentioned Lot 2; OR AS AN ACT TO thence with a line of COLLECT, ASSESS, Lot 2, North 15 deOR RECOVER ALL grees West 79.5 feet to OR ANY PORTION the point and place of OF THE DEBT FROM Beginning, containYOU PERSONALLY. ing .29 acre more or This 4th day less, and being a por-

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tion of that land preOR ANY PORTION viously to James B. OF THE DEBT FROM Pittman, et ux by YOU PERSONALLY. deed recorded in This 4th day Book 260, Page 682, of March, 2010. Lee County Registry. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVThis second tract ICES, INC. herein is to be comSUBSTITUTE bined with the First TRUSTEE Tract and is not to be considered a separate building lot. BY:

Together with improvements located Attorney at thereon; said properLaw ty being located at 200 The Law North 11th Street, Firm of Hutchens, Sanford, North Caro- Senter & Britton, P.A. lina. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 867.137748 ty, that person must pay the tax of FortyNOTICE OF Five Cents ($0.45) per SERVICE OF One Hundred Dollars PROCESS ($100.00) required by BY PUBLICATION NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The properNORTH ty to be offered purCAROLINA IN THE suant to this notice of GENERAL COURT sale is being offered OF JUSTICE for sale, transfer and LEE COUNTY conveyance “AS IS, DISTRICT COURT WHERE IS.” Neither DIVISION the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agree- Rex A. Jefferies, ment, or both, being Plaintiff, foreclosed, nor the ofVs. ficers, directors, atTara F. Jefferies , torneys, employees, Defendant. agents or authorized representative of eiTo: Tara F. Jefferies ther the Trustee or Take Notice the holder of the note that a pleading seekmake any representa- ing relief against you tion or warranty rehas been filed in the lating to the title or above-entitled action. any physical, enviThe nature of the ronmental, health or remedy being sought safety conditions exis as follows: isting in, on, at or reABSOLUTE lating to the property DIVORCE being offered for sale, You are reand any and all required to make sponsibilities or liadefense to such bilities arising out of pleading not later or in any way relatthan 40 days after ing to any such condiMarch 11, 2010, and tion expressly are disupon your failure to claimed. Also, this do so, the parties property is being sold seeking service subject to all taxes, against you will special assessments, apply to the Court for and prior liens or enthe relief sought. cumbrances of record This the and any recorded re11th day of March, leases. Said property 2010. is also being sold subject to applicable Fed(3/11/3/18, 3/25 eral and State laws. 100 A cash deposit or cashier’s Announcements check (no personal checks) of five per110 cent (5%) of the purSpecial Notices chase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars Lee County Sheriff’s ($750.00), whichever Office is greater, will be required at the time of Notice the sale. An order for posses- The following firearms were sion of the property seized by the Lee County may be issued pur- Sheriff’s Office as found suant to G.S. 45-21.29 property. To date no charges are pending and no in favor of the purchaser and against ownership has been determined. the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior 1. Remington 1100 Shotgun court of the county in 2. HR 410 Shotgun which the property is 3. Remington .22 cal rifle sold. 4. Remington 870 Shotgun Any person 5. Mossberg shotgun who occupies the 6. Stevens .22 Cal Rifle property pursuant to 7. Ruger .22 cal Rifle a rental agreement 8. Winchester 270 Rifle entered into or re- 9. Mossberg Model 88 newed on or after Oc- Shotgun tober 1, 2007, may af- 10. Stevens Shotgun ter receiving the no- 11. New England Shotgun tice of sale, terminate the rental agreement If any one has reported this property stolen and has upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. proper paper work please Upon termination of contact Sgt. Matt Rosser at a rental agreement, (919) 775-5531 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am- 3:30 pm the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement Psychic Advisor can solve all affairs of life, love, prorated to the effective date of the termi- courtship, marriage, busination. ness, court cases, and lucky THIS IS A COMMU- numbers. Urgent Help. Call NICATION FROM A Mrs. Rachel 919-774-3994 DEBT COLLECTOR. WILL MOVE OLD JUNK THE PURPOSE OF CARS! BEST PRICES THIS COMMUNICA- PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. TION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND McLeod’s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. ANY INFORMATION Night 776-9274. OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT 130 PURPOSE, except as stated below in the inLost stance of bankruptcy Lost Boston Bull protection. Terrier Female Puppy IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION Answer to Gracie, Missing Since Mon Feb 22nd. OF THE BANKRUPTWest Lake Valley Area CY COURT OR HAVE No Collar R E W A R D BEEN DISCHARGED 775-2741 / 721-1011 AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PRO- Lost: 1 Male Pekingese Terrier Mix(Champagne CEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO Colored) & 1 Female PeYOU PURSUANT TO kingese Chihuahua Mix. STATUTORY RE- Underground Collars. Lost at 2504 Carbonton Rd. QUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATION- Call: 776-4051 or 3531692 AL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED Lost: Female Chihuahua, AS AN ATTEMPT TO Blonde, Crocked Nose, COLLECT A DEBT Reward Offered. OR AS AN ACT TO Missing since Thurs 3/4 COLLECT, ASSESS, Broadway Area OR RECOVER ALL Please Call 919-258-9731


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Exp. Dietary Aide for 83 bed longterm care facility. 601 Please call Martha Faulkner Bargain Bin/ for information. Located at $250 or Less 714 Westover Drive Sanford, NC *â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ads are free for Phone number is: 919-775- five consecutive days. Items must 5404 total $250 or less, and the price

CLASSIFIED DEADmust be included in the ad. Family Support Coordinator Multiple items at a single price LINE: 2:00 PM The Arc of Moore County, (i.e., jars $1 each), and DAY BEFORE animals/pets do not qualify. a private, non-profit agency PUBLICATION. (2:00 in Southern Pines serving One free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ad per household per month. pm Friday for people with developmental Sat/Sun ads). Sandisabilities and their 2 Bucket Style Vera Bradley ford Herald, Classifamilies, seeks part-time Pocket Books with Wallets Family Support Coordinator fied Dept., 1 Fossil Pocket Book, for its First In Families 718-1201 or 1 Lewy Vuitton Pocket program. FS Coordinator Book, 6 Ladies Dress 718-1204

will assist families in Outfits. 356-5490 identifying specific needs, or 776-2129 and developing community 4 31x10.5 R15 Tires for resources in eight-county Sale $100 Please call region. Position is part-time, 315 356-0168 20 hours per week. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Elderly/In-Home Authentic Dooney & Burke human services or related Care Brown Barrel bag Bag Like field preferred, although a New $60, Authentic Coach Need Immediately: Looking combination of education Brown Pocket Book $80. and experience working for live-in home care giver Authentic Coach Brown with people with disabilities to provide light cleaning, Wallet $70 356-5706 will be considered. To cooking and monitor two after 5pm elderly people. Must have apply, send cover letter and Box full of Summer valid drivers license. All ex- resume to Family Support, P.O. Box 773, Southern Maternity Clothes. Sizes penses paid plus salary. If Pines, NC 28388 or range from small to X-large. interested call Bill at (919) email to arcmoorewr@ You will be set for the Sum498-1464 embarqmail.com. mer for $75. 356-0168 Application deadline is 365 Box full of Summer March 24, 2010. Home/Office Junior/Misses Clothes Cleaning Help Wanted - Experienced Sizes range from Sm-Med Shirts & Size 3, 5, 7, &10 Diesel Mechanic for small Need Help With For Shorts. Brand new Diesel Repair Shop. PT. Your House Keeping. Dress shirts in box all for Bear Creek Area. Call Jo-Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning $100 356-0168 742-3610 545-4191 Service 919-499-5962 Brand New Photon. Black Reliable & Reasonable Local Church looking for metal frame with beige Rates Ref. Available musician. Helpful if you mattress $175 352-0197 know how to play hymns

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Camel Back Couch $100. Printed Couch, Like New $100. King Dresser $75. Call: 775-4308 Church Pews for Sale Please call 919-774-6374 Price Negotiable Click Clack Sofa $75, Cars Table with 2 Chairs $5, 2 End Table $10, Brand New Poker Table $75, Fish Aquarium with acc. $20. (919)842-3419

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665 Musical/Radio/TV CLASSIFIED SELLS! â&#x20AC;&#x153;CALL TODAY, SELL TOMORROWâ&#x20AC;? Sanford Herald Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

670 Horses/Livestock Goats for Sale and more Goats for Sale. Boer Goats Pygmy Goats. 498-5525

675 Pets/Animals *Pets/Animals Policy: Three different (Pet) ads per household per year at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, billing will be at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?.

Female Mix Boxer. $100 258-6494 Horse Pasture: Eleven Bar East Ranch is seeking to rent pasture for calm, gentle horses. 919-353-1870 Visit our website elevenbareastranch.com

680 Farm Produce Fresh Turnip & Mustard Greens, Creasy, Collards, New Florida Red Potatoes, Side Meat & Ham Hocks B&B Market: 775-3032

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 adcockrentalsnc.com 2 BD/2 BA in Sanford. Central Heat & AC Large yard Convenient location No indoor pets. $600/mo Avail 3/15 775-7976 2BR/2BA house in Carolina Trace, 1 yr lease, sec. dep & references reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. No pets. $600/mo; $600 sec dep. Call 776-4744

Pick-Up Bed Cap For Sale 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $75 Bird Cage $25 L15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X W21â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X H23â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; John Deer Train Set $30 3BR 1.5 BA, 2 Car Garage Please Call: 919-777-9363 House. 1st and Last Month Rent. All App., No Pets. Table & 6 Chairs Ingram & West Lee. $225 Or Best Offer $850/Mon. Ref 776-9316 Call: 919-478-6931

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740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 2BR/1BA Mobile Home. Located off Hwy 421 10 Miles South of Sanford $300/mo. plus $300 dep. 919-639-9704. No Pets 2BR/2BA MH on Private Lot for Rent $425/Mo. No Pets 919-499-3817 3BR/2BA DW in Broadway, $600/mo. Call 919-478-4086 Double Wide For Rent 3BR/2BA $575/mo $575/dep Call: 919-343-8341

765 Commercial Rentals 5 Vacant Buildings â&#x20AC;˘Tramway/Hwy US-1 2700 Sq Ft Retail - New Bldg $950/mon â&#x20AC;˘ Jonesboro 3,000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant/Retail $1,100 â&#x20AC;˘ Tramway/Hwy US 1 *6,000 Sq. Ft. w/Warehouse & Office $2,400 *5,000 Sq. Ft. w/Warehouse & Office $2,200 *5,000 Sq. Ft. w/Warehouse/Retail $2,000 Call - 774-8033

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900 Miscellaneous 920 Auctions Harris Realty & Auction â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since 1989â&#x20AC;? One Call...We Sell It All!! Land, Houses, Equipment Business Liquidation, Estates, Antiques, Coins, Furniture, Consignments, etc. jerryharrisauction.com 545-4637 or 498-4077 Notice of Sale of Personal Property Mobile Sotrage Company to auction property For outstanding balances owed. Date 3-16-10 @ 9-11am 1913 Keller Andrews Road

960 Statewide Classifieds BECOME DIETARY MANAGER (average annual salary $40,374) in eight months in online program offered by Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton. Details: www.ttcelizabethton.edu 1-888-986-2368 or email: patricia.roark@ttcelizabethton.edu

FORECLOSURE AUCTION Greensboro, NC Restaurant/Commercial Bldg. Wednesday, March 24, 2 p.m. 2,336+/- sq. ft. brick 820 building on 0.65+/- ac. corner lot directly across Homes from Guilford Technical *Houses/Mobile Homes/Real Community College. ForEstate Policy: One (house) per merly Nancy's Restaurant, household per year at the building is suitable for other â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?.Consecutive uses. 24,000 vehicles/day. different locations/addresses Zoned LI. Convenient to Rt. will be billed 220 & 29 (2 mi.), future Iat the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. 840 (1.6 mi.) and I-40/I-85 Apt House: Sanford NC (3.3 mi.). Address: 109 BoAs Is for $26,000 OBO nita Drive, Greensboro, NC 3 Apts within Building 27405. PREVIEWS: Thurs910-308-3060 day, March 11 & Thursday, March 18, Noon-2 p.m. Lease to Own - Several Sale will be held on-site. homes Dial 919-775-1497 This ad is for informational week days or 770-2554 or purposes only and is not a 770-4883 Part of Rental legal notice. Visit Payments applies to Down www.woltz.com or call Payment for 12 Months

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Regular Compost or Woodchips $10.00 per pickup load

  

 

Public Works Service Center, located on Fifth Street across from the Lions Club Fairgrounds

                   

Mon.-Fri. 7am-5:30 pm

Delivery Available (919) 775-8247

Phil Stone TREE REMOVAL 24-HR SERVICE

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

Sanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 Choice For All Your Tree Needs www.sanfordtreeremoval.com 919-776-4678  s  FREE ESTIMATE Owned & Operated By Phil Stone & Sons

PRESSURE WASHING

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(919) 258-0572 Cell: (919) 842-2974

TREE SERVICE

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

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Fully insured. No job to small. Free estimates

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919-776-7358 Cell: 919-770-0796

HUBBY 4 HIRE

Braston Gail Antiques

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

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

Call Ross 910-703-1979

(919)777-9000

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:

Leo Smith 919-356-3288

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GRAHAM ARNOLD Cell (919) 353-7338

HARDWOOD FLOORS

HARDWOOD FLOORS

Finishing & Refinishing

Wade Butner 776-3008

Winter

DRIVEWAY SPECIAL 5 Ton Crush & Run

Delivered $100

Larger Loads and Tractor Spreading Also Available

(919)777-8012


March 11, 2010