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HILLIARD LIFTS GRACE WITH WINNING GOAL Grace Christian sophomore Taylor Hilliard scored the goahead goal in the 76th minute to put the Lady Crusaders up 2-1 over their county rivals, the Lee Christian Lady Falcons

Chamber entering competitive field for insanely fast Internet service

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William Lannon Jr. helps build custom crates at Lee County Industries Inc. on Tuesday.

TIGER WOODS SAYS HE’S RETURNING FOR MASTERS Tiger Woods said Tuesday he will end more than four months of seclusion and play at Augusta National, the seasons’s first major, in three weeks Full Story, Page 1B

SANFORD CITY ALSO APPROVES FRONTIER INCENTIVES

After the county board approved the incentive proposal for Frontier Spinning Mills Monday night, the Sanford City Council did the same Tuesday Full Story, Page 3A

OUR STATE RUFFIN POOLE ASKS FOR DISMISSAL OF CHARGES The ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has asked a judge to dismiss all 51 counts filed against him, citing lawyers failed to prove bribery Full Story, Page 8A

OUR NATION DEMOCRATS DEFEND RECONCILIATION Democrats defended plans to push massive health care legislation through the House without a direct vote and Republicans assailed the strategy Full Story, Page 9A

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Vol. 80, No. 62 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

LCI director asks board of commissioners for double its annual intake to help its budget shortfall By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Without needed funding, Lee County Industries Inc. may have to send clients away. LCI’s Executive Director Meg Moss went before the Lee County Board of Commissioners Monday night to ask for $10,000, instead of the usual $5,000 LCI requests, because the nonprofit is in “dire need” of help from the county. But things are tight on the county’s end, and it’s too soon to tell if the board will be able to give even half of the requested amount, said Board Chairman Richard Hayes. The county typically gives LCI $5,000 each year but was only able to give $4,800 last year. LCI serves 200 people an-

Lee County Industries Inc. is asking for $10,000 from the Lee County Board of Commissioners. nually and 90 percent are Lee County residents, Moss said. There are 30 to 40 people with physical, mental health and addictive disabilities in the facility on a daily basis for about eight hours each day.

LCI primarily places people in competitive employment in the community, doing contract work for companies like Coty or

See LCI, Page 6A

SANFORD — Some cities are changing their names. Others are sending their mayors into frozen lakes. They’re joining hundreds of others — metropolis to farm town — in the race to see who can attract Google’s experimental fiber-optic network, one that promises to be more than 100 times faster than the Internet service they’re used to. And while it’s not promising to be “Google, N.C.” any time soon, Sanford has joined the mix, thanks to an effort led by the Chamber of Commerce and supported by city, county and school officials, as well as a few local business leaders. Sanford has until March 26 to turn in a detailed application and any other supporting materials (such as video) that may catch the Internet giant’s eye. “If we got it, it would be an unbelievable promotional opportunity,” Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce President Bob Joyce said Tuesday. “Google is a brand name on the level of Coca-Cola. It would be worldwide recognition for us if we were chosen. So it’s definitely worth a shot.” A shot, certainly ... but a long shot.

See Google, Page 6A

CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL

Heart failure care award first in the state American Heart Association’s GOLD award ‘a pretty big deal’ for Sanford facility By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — An award given to Central Carolina Hospital for its dedication to heart failure care gives the hospital something to brag about across the state. CCH was presented Tuesday with the GOLD award for Heart

HAPPENING TODAY Operation Medicine Drop in Harnett County allows residents to take their unused and expired medications to a drop-off site where law enforcement can dispose of them properly. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

Ron Cromartie (left) with the AHA stands with Central Carolina Hospital CEO Doug Doris as CCH is presented with the GOLD award for Heart Failure Care.

Failure Care through Get with the Guidelines by the American Heart Association, making the local hospital the first in North Carolina recognized for the standards it has met. “It’s actually a pretty big deal,” said Ron Cromartie, senior consultant for quality

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INDEX

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OBITUARIES

R.V. HIGHT

Sanford: Forrest Baxley, 62; Sandra Edwards, 52; Robert Malone, 81; Annie Smith; Phil Thomas, 83 Cameron: Anthony Leach, 57

R.V. recalls his family’s odd encounters with opossums throughout the years

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING ■ Tickets are now on sale for “Working, A Musical,” presented by Central Carolina Community College Theatre and community guests. The show is based on author Studs Terkel’s oral history of workers, with music by a variety of songwriters, including James Taylor. The show run April 14-18 at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., in Pittsboro. Tickets are $12 at the college’s Chatham County Campus in Pittsboro and at www.brownpapertickets.com.

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CISCO Cisco is a male 5-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. Though a working breed, these dogs also make excellent companions. Cisco, typical for his breed, thrives on consistent and ample attention. Loving and eager to please, the Treeing Walker is intelligent, skilled and confident. He gets along great with cats and is house trained. Treeing Walkers are an “easy care” breed, with only occasional combing and brushing necessary and they seldom require bathing. Cisco would make an excellent walking or jogging companion. Cisco recently completed heartworm treatment and has a clean-bill of health. He is current on vaccines and preventatives, micro-chipped, and neutered. See CARA’s Web site (www.cara-nc.org) for more info or to apply to adopt. Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. located at 42 Deep River Rd., Sanford is a 501(c) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fund raising proceeds.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY ■ The Lee County Voluntary Agriculture District Agriculture Advisory Board Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the Family and Consumer Sciences Laboratory at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. ■ The Moore County Social Services Board will meet at 3 p.m. at the DSS Board Room in Carthage.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Angie Hilliard, Jarell McLean, Brenda Shaw, Fanny Tilghman, Joey Gunter, Grace Hodges, Angela McDougald Warren, Angela Nichole Cox, Jerrie Scott, Savannah Diane Amend, Johnny Earl Jeter, Cleo Buffkin, Jason Golder, Bettie McLean, Brian Williamson, Jalin Malik Smith, Doretha Littlejohn, Vonda K. Rollins, Norma Faye Reedy and Lamont Prince.

■ Operation Medicine Drop in Harnett County allows residents to take their unused and expired medications to a drop-off site where law enforcement can dispose of them properly. The event is hosted by Safe Kids North Carolina in partnership with Harnett County Law Enforcement Agencies: Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Angier Police Department, Coats Police Department, Dunn Police Department, Erwin Police Department and Lillington Police Department. Medications can be turned in from 4-8 p.m. at the following locations: Angier Municipal Building; Carlie C’s in Coats; Erwin Town Hall; Walmart in Dunn; Food Lion in Lillington and Food Lion at The Square at Lillington; Boone Trail Fire Department in Lillington; Food Lion in Cameron and Food Lion in Spring Lake. For more information visit www. ncsafekids.org.

■ “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. ■ The Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. ■ 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. ■ A workshop titled, “Cultivating Connections: Web Marketing and Social Media for the Small Farm,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. For more information, contact the Chatham County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension at (919) 542-8202. ■ Legal Aid of North Carolina will offer specific types of legal assistance for qualified low-income residents in Chatham County at the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Legal cases accepted are wills, powers of attorney, housing evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence, unemployment and benefits.

p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave. in Sanford. Contact Julia Dossenbach at 499-8963 or www. redcrossblood.org to schedule your appointment to donate. ■ 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.

SATURDAY ■ Kendale Entertainment Center, at 2738 Industrial Drive, Sanford, is hosting a fundraiser for the Tar Heel League Scholarship Fund in memory of Harold “Buck” Gaines. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Blender, featuring Chad and Kristi Gaines, will perform oldtime rock and roll music, with some gospel and country. ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a Pet First Aid and CPR class. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. ■ The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society’s second annual dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Carolina Trace Clubhouse. For more information on obtaining tickets, go to www.carolinajazz.com. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of Jason

FRIDAY ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 4:30

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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. ■ The Moncure Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold a blood drive and health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moncure Volunteer Fire Department, located at the corner of Pea Ridge and Old U.S. 1. To make an appointment, contact Pennie Stewart at (919) 774-3325. There will also be free vision screenings, blood sugar and pressure checks, children fingerprinting by Chatham County Sheriff’s Department and vendors on site to provide free information and services. ■ Sandhills Antique Farm Show will open at 9 a.m. featuring antique tractors, antique farm equipment, hit and miss engines, various craft demonstrations including pottery, soap making, saw milling, blacksmithing, farm toy displays, kiddie tractor pull and games for everyone. Admission is $3 (children 10 and under are free). Located at 200 Alexander Drive in Lillington.

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This day in history: On March 17, A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. In 1910, the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed. (It was formally presented to the public on this date two years later.) The U.S. National Museum, a precursor to the National Museum of Natural History, opened in Washington, D.C. In 1960, a Northwest Orient Lockheed L188C Electra crashed near Cannelton, Ind., killing all 63 people on board. In 1970, the United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. In 1992, 29 people were killed in the truck bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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CELEBRITIES: Actor Patrick Duffy is 61. Actor Kurt Russell is 59. Actor Gary Sinise is 55. Actor Rob Lowe is 46. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 43. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 38. Actress Brittany Daniel is 34. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 18.

Today is Wednesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2010. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day.

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AROUND OUR AREA CORRECTION

In a story in Tuesday’s Herald, Robert Farrar’s Boy Scout troop number was incorrect. Farrar, 18, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 2 in Harnett County.

LEE COUNTY

CCCC to host robotics workshop

SANFORD —Central Carolina Community College’s Electronics Engineering Technology program is sponsoring a High Tech-High Touch Robotics Workshop for middle school-age students on March 27. The students and their parent or adult mentors will learn about electronics and robotics during this fun and exciting hands-on workshop. They will build a working robot to keep, test it and participate in a robot race during the workshop. The workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room 220, Wilkinson Hall, at the college’s Lee County Campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. All participants must register in advance as student/adult pairs. Space is limited to 20 pairs, so register early. The registration fee is $22 per pair. To register, contact Virginia Brown at (919) 7187347. — from staff reports

HARNETT COUNTY

Protesters derail plan for zoning around airport

LILLINGTON (MCT) — People power won out Monday night. More than 100 disgruntled property owners, some carrying signs and others listening from outside the packed meeting room, convinced the Harnett County Board of Commissioners to abandon a plan to toughen up zoning around the airport. All but one of the 20 people who spoke during the public hearing complained the new regulations would have devalued their properties by limiting development on about 5,400 acres around the Harnett Regional Jetport on U.S. 421 between Erwin and Buies Creek. The land is mostly undeveloped, with about 75 houses and a few businesses and churches. More than 300 property owners were affected, and they showed up in droves to voice opposition. “Not even a dead man can use his property,� said Rick Rogers, pointing out that a cemetery was among the prohibited uses. The board voted down the zoning plan unanimously. Commissioner Jim Burgin did not vote because he owns 9 acres in the affected area. Chairman Tim McNeill said his perspective had been changed by the turnout. “It’s not to say it’s something we won’t have to revisit in the future,� McNeill said. “I just don’t think it’s the thing to do today.� — Fayetteville Observer

MOORE COUNTY

Robbins Bearathlon set for April 20

ROBBINS — The town is gearing up for the 2010 Box Car Derby and the Foothills Outdoors “Bearathlon,� set for April 10. The fun begins with the Bearathlon on Bear Creek, at the N.C. 705 Paddle Access in Robbins. A combination run and paddle competition, it has become one of the favorite events of outdoor enthusiasts in Moore County and beyond. The youth Bearathlon begins at 10 a.m., followed by the adult division at 11:30 a.m. All competitors 18 years of age and under are free for the event, and their entry also includes a T-shirt. The adult registration fee is $20 per person, which also includes a commemorative Tshirt. The registration fee the

day of the competition will be $20, and will not include a T-shirt. All competitors must be pre-registered by March 29. For a downloadable entry form and for more information regarding the 2010 Bearathlon, visit www.foothillsoutdoors.org. Also going on that day is the 2010 Robbins Box Car Derby, which has become a favorite event for residents. The planners for the 2010 Box Car Derby are looking to draw people from outside of the town to help increase the field of cars. For the entry form and rules for each class, stop by Town Hall in Robbins or Middleton Mercantile, located at 121 S. Middleton Street in Robbins. There is no entry fee for the competition, but you must be at least 10 years old. For more information, contact Phillip Martindale at boxcarderby@yahoo.com. — from staff reports

CHATHAM COUNTY

Waste pick-up resumes Saturday PITTSBORO — Chatham County Waste Management will resume its annual programs to sell mulch and to collect household hazardous waste items. Beginning this week, mulch is available for sale every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon until supplies run out. The cost is $5 per cubic yard, which is lower than past year. Waste Management staff will load the mulch, but residents must haul it away. Household hazardous waste collection is held the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning this week as well. Examples of accepted household hazardous waste include oven cleaner, bleach, pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze, gasoline, compact fluorescent bulbs and paint. Robert Holden, director of Waste Management, reminds residents that they should never use other bins at the collection centers to dispose of items like paint or pesticides. “All household hazardous waste items should be brought to the Hazardous Waste Facility, not the other collection centers around the county.� Both events are held at the Waste Management Office located at 720 county Landfill Road, which is six miles west of Pittsboro off of U.S. 64. Look for the green directional signs. The Hazardous Waste Collection facility and mulch sales are both located near the Waste Management Office. — from staff reports

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By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — After the county board approved the incentive proposal for Frontier Spinning Mills Monday night, the Sanford City Council did the same Tuesday night, agreeing to contribute $50,146 over five years. The council voted 5-2 to approve its end of the $15.5. million incentive package for the company, which is expected to add 45 jobs. Both the Lee County Board of Commissioners and city council in November approved a $10 million incentive proposal for Frontier Spinning that would add 30 jobs. And at the recent request of the company, Bob Heuts, director of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation, asked the county and city to amend the proposal. It now includes the addition of $5.5 mil-

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lion and the creation of another 15 jobs, because the company has further plans for expansion. The amended $15.5 million proposal is expected to add 45 new jobs. Over a five-year period, the county will contribute $69,647; the city, $50,146. The city and county collect property tax on capital equipment Frontier Spinning buys. Each year the company pays the property tax, they get half of it back. “We’re very fortunate to have the headquarters of Frontier Spinning Mills here in Sanford,� Heuts told the council, “to have another anchor placed in the ground by this particular company. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all of us here and I think we need to move forward with this.� Councilman Mike Stone spoke out against the proposal and said he has a problem with the

amount of money given to large companies in incentive situations. “Jobs are very expensive. We need jobs,� Stone said. “I want these companies to come here, but at what price?� Stone said the city has never audited a purchase made by a company after an incentive proposal was agreed upon. “There’s no accountability for the taxpayers on the incentives,� Stone said. “Every company has left, laid off or left a burden on us.� Councilman Charles Taylor agreed with Stone and said the city has to stand up to big companies and make smarter decisions about economic growth in Sanford. “It’s very disconcerting for me to sit here tonight after we’ve had so much discussion about our incentives. ... I think our citizens deserve better. I really would like to see us get back together and

really form how we want to grow and at what price we want to grow.� Councilman James Williams said he believes Sanford must participate in incentive packages to remain competitive with other cities and states. “If we don’t play the same way, the way I see it, then we’re the losers,� Williams said. “If we’re not going to honor our own program, I think somebody needs to bring forward a way to change it.� The city cannot afford to lose out on such an investment in the community, said Councilman L.I. “Poly� Cohen. “We don’t want that to happen in Sanford. We want to let Sanford grow. Give them the incentives,� Cohen said. “We work hard to get industry here. We try every day.� The proposal was approved, with Stone and Taylor voting against.

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Instructor named to national dental board By KATHERINE McDONALD Special to The Herald

SANFORD — Lisa Barron, adjunct dental hygiene instructor at Central Carolina Community College, has been appointed to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Committee on National Boards. Barron, of Sanford, is a registered dental hygienist currently pursuing her Master of Dental Hygiene Education degree Barron at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She will serve as the student representative on the board and also be a member of the Committee on Dental Hygiene of the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. “I hope to use my appointment to this committee to help advance the future of dental hygiene,� Barron said. “Serving on this committee will enable me to have

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

ACC well played, despite obstacles Greensboro News & Record

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s it an ACC tournament without Carolina? Sure, it is. The Atlantic Coast Conference basketball championship events for men and women were competitive and exciting, even though both UNC teams lost Thursday opening-round games. With many disappointed Tar Heel fans going home early, attendance wasn’t what it could have been Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Duke won both titles, as expected, and the Blue Devils have many loyal followers. It helped the tournaments that N.C. State

With many disappointed Tar Heel fans going home early, attendance wasn’t what it could have been Friday, Saturday and Sunday. reached the women’s championship game and the men’s semifinals. Ironically, Georgia Tech was one of two schools that did not originally sell out its allotment of tickets for the men’s tournament and unexpectedly ended up playing all the way until Sunday, losing a thriller to Duke. Tech fans who passed up the chance to buy tickets might have regretted it. Official attendance for the

women’s tournament was 66,138, a drop from last year’s record of 73,187. The final game March 7 drew 9,432. It has exceeded 10,000 six times, all when Carolina was playing. The ACC listed attendance of 23,381 for each session of the men’s event — reflecting tickets sold, not people actually there. The league should consider recycling unused tickets to fill empty seats, which were numerous until Sunday. But maybe that won’t be a problem when the economy and Carolina’s basketball fortunes improve. There was no question about the quality of play displayed by the Greensboro Coliseum and

the city. They showed again why they offer the best venue and location for the ACC tournaments. Attendance would have been a problem anywhere this year. As it was, the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the two tournaments had a combined economic impact of more than $26 million. The Greensboro experience will only improve when the planned ACC Hall of Champions opens at the coliseum complex, perhaps by next year. The addition will create another attraction for the city and solidify Greensboro’s place as Tournament Town and hometown of the ACC.

R.V. Hight Special Projects Editor R.V. Hight can be reached at hight@sanfordherald.com

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or some unknown reason, our family has had unusual encounters of the most interesting kind when it comes to the opossum population. It was just last summer while visiting at North Myrtle Beach that my daughter had left a small amount of food in a crab cage when, lo and behold, a baby possum appeared in the trap. Once released, it ran for cover. Now, a possum around these parts comes as no surprise, but at North Myrtle Beach? My mother-in-law has had possums to visit around her house in recent weeks … and so have the Hights. We’ve had some cats who have taken refuge at our home, which means there’s often leftover food on our deck where these cats tend to congregate for their breakfast and dinner. Just the other night, we heard some scrambling on the deck, thinking that these cats were playing. Instead, we looked out to see a strange looking cat with shining eyes. A closer look revealed that it was a possum that was taking advantage of the leftover food. As I tried to hustle him off the desk, he fell back into a nearby azalea bush, with his claws hanging onto the deck for dear life. It was quite a sight to see. I’m not sure, but I sensed that the cats even enjoyed the excitement. Personally, I hope the possum is gone for good.

Breakfast places Southern Living’s March issue is coming out with a listing of North Carolina’s best breakfast eating places. Topping the list is Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant in Raleigh. The magazine says don’t miss “The grilled biscuits with molasses or redeye gravy.” I’ve eaten at Big Ed’s and it is, indeed, one fine eating establishment, whether it is breakfast or lunch. And, the magazine is absolutely right about the grilled biscuits. I’ve not eaten at the other selections, but here they are, in order: Smith’s Drugs, Forest City; Early Girl Eatery, Asheville; Dixie Grill, Wilmington; Zada Jane’s Corner Café, Charlotte; and Mary’s Of Course! Café, Winston-Salem. While I believe Big Ed’s is an excellent choice, others that I recommend from experience are the Moose Café in Asheville and Ye Ole Waffle Shop in Chapel Hill. Of course, I think Lee County has some mighty fine breakfast places of our own that I believe rank right up there with the best of them.

Today’s Prayer ... he blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness. (Mark 3:29) PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for forgiving us of our sins, no matter how bad the sin is. Thank You for loving us. Amen.

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he biggest tax on job creation in North Carolina isn’t levied by the Department of Revenue. In fact, it isn’t levied by any single department. It’s levied by dozens of state agencies, large and small, every day. The biggest tax on our economic development is North Carolina’s antiquated, unwieldy and expensive system of regulation. It raises the cost of buying land, breaking ground, forming contracts, hiring labor, John Hood acquiring raw materials, buying energy, shipColumnist ping goods and retailing services. For many John Hood is president businesses — particularly start-ups without of the John Locke Foundation much hope of yielding an immediate, taxable profit — unwise regulation costs them more Carolina. For example, our state doesn’t that the state’s high income-tax rates do. These higher costs might be worth paying require agencies to assess whether a regulation is likely to have a disproportionate effect if North Carolinians received commensuon small businesses. The federal government rate health and safety benefits for the higher has had such a process for 30 years, and 35 prices and lower wages these state regulastates require it. tions impose on us. But such benefits often Finally, you can find a rationale for regulaprove illusory. tory reform by zeroing in on the effects of In fact, as John Locke Foundation analyst Daren Bakst wrote in a recent research paper, one of our state’s most sweeping and costly regulations of the past decade: the so-called in many cases North Carolina law doesn’t Clean Smokestack Bill of 2002. The legislaeven require regulatory agencies to show tion required electric utilities to reduce that the projected benefits of the new rules they impose will be higher than the projected emissions associated with the formation of ground-level ozone. At the time, proponents costs. said the rules would cost $2.3 billion while While comparative data on state regulaproducing significant improvements in tory burdens are spotty, North Carolina’s air quality. at best, there are at least Instead, as JLF econo‘Writ large, that’s the three good reasons to bemist Roy Cordato recently lieve that North Carolina’s problem with North demonstrated, the real regulatory system costs Carolina’s regulatory cost of the Clean Smoketoo much for too little system. It’s a stacks Bill will be at least gain, and that reforming job-destroying tax. $3.2 billion, and will soar it would boost our state’s beyond that once the cost North Carolina can’t afford competitiveness. of converting coal plants to First, North Carolina such self-inflicted wounds, natural gas is included. business leaders consisnot with 11 percent As for the benefits, tently point to regulaunemployment and bleak Cordato carefully examtion as an impediment to prospects for a vibrant ined air-quality trends growth. In past JLF surveys before and after the bill’s economic recovery.’ of executives on issues of start date in both North economic competitiveCarolina and neighborness, regulation always ing states, none of which passed a similar showed up at or near the top of the list of rule. He found no significant difference in concerns. And anyone who talks to those the trends. North Carolina’s air has gotten who work in heavily regulated business will cleaner in recent years, but so has everyone be sure to hear about senseless rules and else’s — and North Carolina’s air quality had unreasonable regulators come up in the been improving at a similar rate before the conversation. Clean Smokestacks Bill was ever passed. That doesn’t mean, of course, that North In short, this one regulation jacked up Carolina should repeal a regulation just North Carolina’s energy prices by hundreds because a business finds it burdensome. of millions of dollars a year for no good Some regulations are necessary to protect reason. our rights and do meet a cost-benefit test. Writ large, that’s the problem with North The point is that politicians shouldn’t preCarolina’s regulatory system. It’s a job-detend regulations are costless just because stroying tax. North Carolina can’t afford such the price tag doesn’t show up on the state’s self-inflicted wounds, not with 11 percent books. unemployment and bleak prospects for a The second reason to believe North Carovibrant economic recovery. lina’s regulations are out of line is that there Let’s get somewhere in the neighborhood are many checks on government regulation of a clue, folks. that are commonly used in other states and at the federal level but not present in North

Letters to the Editor Reader wishes to clear up misconceptions about bow hunters To the Editor: Bow hunting in the city limits. Who would have thought it? Well, unlike so many people think, it has been going on for many years. People never complained about it then, because they never knew about it. Now they are throwing out a bunch of lies and overexaggerated opinions about what is going to happen with the new urban bow hunting law. Let me help to educate the general “non-hunting” public with a few simple facts. They never saw us because we were not on people’s roofs or in the middle of the streets. We are in the woods, where the deer are. And how many of you have seen a deer with an arrow sticking out of it running by your house? It’s not going to happen. Many people are saying that bow hunters should be “snipers” with their bows and be capable of unheard-of shots. But the truth is, most shots made with a bow are within 30 yards. People are concerned with a deer being injured and running around crippled after being shot with an arrow, but I can assure you that the bow hunter who made the shot would be much more upset than you if this happens. And that is why most bow hunters put countless numbers of hours into practicing for the season. Most bow hunters tend to be more mature in their hunting ethics and know what kind of shots they are capable of making. And just to clarify, there has never been a bow hunting accident ever recorded in this state. Never. That in itself tells you what kind of people we bow hunters are. Bow hunters will need the landowner’s permission to hunt on their property. They can’t just go hunt anywhere they want to. I have hunted in the city myself for several years, and I greatly appreciate the landowners for allowing me to do so. I have always respected their property and will continue to do so. I am sure you would not be able to find a bow hunter that would be any different. BRAD KIDD Sanford

Public schools need a creationism curriculum To the Editor: RE Nancy Vest’s letter: “There’s a need for home school science curriculum for ‘evolutionists’” We also need a curriculum in our “public” schools to support teaching creationism and intelligent design, since the majority of people naturally believe that over Darwinism and evolution. Present them side by side, and the common sense of a child could reveal which one is true. If Darwin could have seen the complexities of one human cell as scientists can today, he would have trashed his “theory,” as some attest he did on his death bed anyway. The confidence evolutionists have in what they believe amazes me; my faith in the book of Genesis from God’s Word is much more believable. The Bible is not a science book, but I’ll take the truth of God’s Word concerning creation over any theory concocted by man. God’s written Word best describes those who are seduced by this spirit of anti-christ and reject the truth He gives us about Himself and His works: “He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them” (Psalm 2:4). We only have to open our eyes and see for ourselves His marvelous work of creation and design that surround us. ROBERT A. WATSON Sanford

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OBITUARIES Forrest Baxley

Perry Carlton Holland

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Forrest Mitchell Baxley, 62, who died Saturday (3/13/10), was held Tuesday in the Rogers Memorial Chapel by Pastor Robert Davis. The duetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Amber Baxley and Chuck Gwyn, Chuck and Ida Smart and Curtis Gwyn and Ricky Darnell sang. Soloist was Mary Gwyn who also read a poem. Arrangements were by Rogers Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

SUNSET BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Perry Carlton Holland, 71, of Sunset Beach, died Monday, March 15, 2010, in the Brunswick Community Hospital. He was born on November 10, 1938 in Sanford, a son of the late James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? Carlisle and Nell Gaines Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Simonson Comstock. Mr. Holland graduated from Campbell University where he played basketball and tennis. Upon graduation, he coached freshman basketball at Davidson College. He then taught social studies and coached at Northern Durham High School. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed teaching others the sport. He was a member of the National Guard and was an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Collier Cobb. He was later an independent insurance agent. Surviving are his son, James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jayâ&#x20AC;? Holland of Raleigh; daughter, Lesley Holland Downey and husband Bill of Charlotte; brother, William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;? Simonson of Sanford; two sisters, Shirley Holland Wicker of Maxton and Kim Simsonson Butts and husband Tim of Sanford; three grandchildren, Nell, Clare and Nate Downey. No services will be announced at this time. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are by Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory of Shallotte.

Annie Smith

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Annie Lucille Crutchfield Smith was held Tuesday at MillerBoles Funeral Home in Sanford with Pastor Merritt Taylor and the Rev. June Grant officiating. A graveside service was followed at Jones Chapel UMC Cemetery in Sanford where a special poem was read by her daughter, Sharon McNeil, followed by a presentation of roses, then special music rendered by April Smith. The service concluded with a ceremonial dove release. Music was performed by April and Dana Smith. Pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Patrick Smith, Billy Holder, Joe Amerson, Harris Morrison and Robbie Smith. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Phil Thomas

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Phil Thomas, 83, died Tuesday (3/16/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by BridgesCameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Anthony Leach

CAMERON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anthony Jan Leach, 57, of 251 Ridgeview Drive, died Thursday (3/11/10) at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Ronnie Holleman Sr.

LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ronnie W. Holleman Sr., 54, died Tuesday (3/16/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;QuinnPeebles Funeral Home, Inc. of Lillington.

Kenneth Heyworth

SOUTHERN PINES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kenneth Joseph Heyworth, 97, of Belle Meade, died Thursday (2/18/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harry and Isobell Sandwith Heyworth. He retired in 1974 as manager of Home Sales for Warner and Swasey Company in Cleveland. He moved to Whispering Pines in 1974 and in 1999 moved to Belle Meade in Southern Pines. His wife, Virginia Hamilton Heyworth, preceded him in death. He is survived by several nieces. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Belle Meade Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Plowman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Health Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374 or Carthage Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Carthage, N.C. 28327. Condolences may be made at www.fryandprickett.com. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

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Sandra Edwards SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mrs. Sandra Smith Edwards, 52, of High Harbor Road, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at High Rock Baptist Church near Denton, conducted by the Rev. Sam Harvey. Burial will be in the church cemetery Mrs. Edwards was born January 11, 1958 in Hillsborough County, Fla. to Franklin Smith and Nellie Lott Smith. She was employed with Static Control in Sanford and was of Baptist Faith. She was married to Rodney Edwards who died in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, Ralph and Cynthia Edwards. She is survived by a daughter, Holly Edwards, and a son, Ryan Edwards, both of Sanford; brothers, Dan Smith of Rockwell and Tim Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; a half brother, Lonnie Smith of Arkansas and half sister, Patty Smith of Florida. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at High Rock Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www. briggsfuneralhome.com. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements. Paid obituary

Sanford business owner loved family, church, Tar Heel hoops By WENDY M. WHITT Special to the Herald

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee Phillips â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philâ&#x20AC;? Thomas loved people. And he regaled them all with colorful tales of his life and passions: his large, loving family, his concrete business, his church, World War II and Tar Heel basketball. From the buzzer-beater jump shot, to pouring the driveway of former Thomas UNC basketball Coach Dean Smith, to his service in the Philippines, he recounted the details from pulpits and podiums, on front porches and in living rooms. Thomas, a lifelong Sanford resident and owner of Lee P. Thomas Concrete Contractors, died Tuesday. He was 83. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was so thoughtful,â&#x20AC;? said his wife Hazel, 79. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did a lot for people.â&#x20AC;? Thomas, who was drafted into the Army

in 1945, began his life of service with a tour in the Pacific theatre during World War II. After returning home, he served his community and church. Whether cooking breakfast for those who attended St. Andrews Presbyterianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Easter Sunrise Service, teaching Sunday School, visiting the sick, or comforting those who were grieving, Thomas gave of himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Church meant everything to him,â&#x20AC;? said Danny Redman, St. Andrewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pastor. Thomas held various leadership positions in the church, including deacon and elder, and readily stepped into the pulpit when called â&#x20AC;&#x201D; subbing while Redman was on vacation, serving as lay preacher at Morningside Presbyterian Church or delivering eulogies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phil probably preached more funerals than I have,â&#x20AC;? said Redman, who knew Thomas for 16 years. Thomas, who started his concrete business in 1948, poured foundations, driveways and sidewalks

Robert C. Malone SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robert C. Malone, 81, of Sanford, passed away on March 14, 2010. Mr. Malone spent most of his life as a country music musician. He began his career at the early age of 14 and toured the east coast for many years with the Montana Plainsmen. When his children were born he decided to leave a life on the road and formed his own band, Cross Country Sound, and played mostly on weekends and special events and holiday celebrations. He was a featured performer at the well-known 4th of July Celebration in Southport. April 1995, he was state champion in the Senior Games Silver Arts Follies. June 1995, he received a Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Services to our greatest resource the people of North Carolina by Governor

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throughout Lee and Harnett counties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let the good times roll,â&#x20AC;? Thomas would say every time he started a job, said son Timothy Lee, 48, of Sanford. An avid sports fan, Thomas frequently made the drive from Sanford to Chapel Hill. He attended most home basketball games at the University of North Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;too many to count,â&#x20AC;? Tim said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and many football games through the years. He was president of the board of directors of Benhaven Emergency Services for six years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have ever found a better husband and the boys couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have had a better father,â&#x20AC;? said his wife of 58 years. In addition to wife Hazel and son Tim, Thomas is survived by son Robert A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tony,â&#x20AC;? 51, grandchildren Jessica Thomas and Sean Rickerson, and brothers Leonard and J.W. He was preceded in death by daughter Cathy Leigh, parents Gertrude and Bailey Sr., sister Alice Cameron and brother Bailey Jr. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Jim Hunt. He had a special love for seniors and was a regular performer at local nursing homes and the Enrichment Center in Sanford, singing, playing his guitar and telling stories. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara. He is survived by his two daughters, Joanne Walshaw of Sanford and Bonnie Marsh of Cameron; a son, Robert Malone of Cameron; and two grandchildren, Jessica Walshaw and Brian Walshaw of Sanford. A celebration of his life is planned at St. Luke United Methodist Church in the Christian Life Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. The public is invited. Online condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family. Paid obituary

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According to published reports, hundreds of cities and thousands of citizens in those cities have sent off nominations and applications. Google won’t say how many cities it will choose, nor has it announced when the new networks would go up, but Joyce said he thinks it will choose a large city and a rural city as its guinea pigs. Google promises the networks will deliver data at a 1 gigabit per second speed to homes and businesses. Part of the lengthy application process involves providing details of all utilities, electric poles, residents and much more ... things the average chamber doesn’t have a handy list of. That’s where city and county officials step in, and according to Sanford Community

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J.T. Davenport. Entering the working world helps those with disabilities learn how to get along with their supervisor and the importance of being on time to work while earning a paycheck, Moss said. “They’re not ready to get a job in the community yet but they’re working toward it,” Moss said. And “because of their limited transportation, they’re spending that money here in Lee County. ... We want the community to know people with disabilities aren’t always taking from the system or using the system.” Funding for LCI makes its way from the Department of Health and Human Services to the state’s Division of Mental Health, De-

Development Director Bob Bridwell, they’re stepping in happily. “I think it’s a great idea,” Bridwell said, who said he recently read about Rocky Mount’s efforts and became inspired. “We’re thinking about the next era of electronics and Internet ... the future of Lee County. We’re already seeing local agencies jumping on social networking. I think it’s all great.” While the competition is stiff, Joyce said Sanford

has a lot going for it that he feels will catch Google’s eye. “Our location is key,” he said, “because we’re so close to Research Triangle Park, three large universities, world-class health care and a tremendous pool of (internet technology) talent.” He said BRAC and the talent pool from FORSCOM can only help Sanford, and he pointed to Lee County Schools’ recent IT efforts — the STEM lab and recent laptop initiative for middle schoolers. “These are unique projects and huge draws for us,” Joyce said. But the Google project doesn’t come without concerns. The company is tight-lipped about details of the plan, which means whichever city or cities are chosen, they’ll be entering the world of instant Internet almost blindfolded.

“If we were successful, we’d want to know what Google’s relationship will be to our community,” Joyce said. “What will it cost homeowners? Will Google stay around for the maintenance side of it? How responsive will they be? What sort of community involvement should we expect?” Sanford has just days to finish up its application, but residents who want Google to come here can be heard, too. Anybody can nominate Sanford or another city online at http://google. com/appleserve/fiberrfi/ public/options. The online questionnaire is far less intricate than the one city officials must fill out. To learn more about the project, type “Google Fiber” in the search bar at Google. com, and the site will take you to its online video, “Think Big with a Gig.”

velopment Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, where there have been many cuts, Moss said. From there, it’s distributed to Sandhills Mental Health Center and then to LCI. Moss hopes LCI will become self-sufficient in the next three years. But right now, the organization is looking at a $141,000 reduction in revenue this year, strictly due to cuts from the Division of Mental Health. LCI was a United Wayfunded agency many years ago, but pulled out in the past few years to leave the money for those who needed it, Moss said. This year, LCI reapplied for United Way funding. “Now, unfortunately, we’re at a point where we need it again,” Moss said. In addition, Sandhills Mental Health Center told Moss to

anticipate another 5-7 percent reduction in funding next year. Moss said she asked the commissioners for more money “respectfully so, because I understand the situation the entire county is in; it’s not just us.” County Manager John Crumpton said it’s hard to tell if the county will be able to give LCI more money. “A lot of the organizations that we fund from the outside asked for increases this year,” Crumpton said, including Temple Theatre, the Lee County Arts Council, HAVEN and Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action. “To give people increases is going to be difficult in a year where revenues are not there.” But at Monday’s meeting, commissioners expressed interest in finding a way to help LCI, so it may be pos-

sible, Crumpton said. “This is a very important opportunity for these people to have an important role to play,” Hayes said at Monday’s meeting. Commissioner Robert Reives asked Moss to ask Chatham and Moore counties for financial help, too, since LCI serves a few people from those counties. “We will have to wait and see how revenues stack up,” Hayes said. “I think every person has a head and heart that’s sympathetic to their cause. If there’s a way to help them, we’ll certainly do it.” If the money doesn’t come through, LCI may have to send clients home. “Our folks want to work desperately and they really enjoy it,” Moss said. “It’s just an unfortunate reality, but you know these people need services.”

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improvement with the American Heart Association, who gave hospital staff the award. “They’re the first hospital in North Carolina to reach this level.” Get With The Guidelines is a “hospitalbased quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association,” according to the AHA’s Web site. “It empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.” Hospitals receive a bronze award for meeting the standards for 90 days, silver for one year and gold for two years, “measuring the course of their dedication to consistent heart failure,” Cromartie said. “Once you start doing a good job, we challenge you to do a great job,” he said. It’s awarded from February 2010 to February 2011, though Cromartie smiled and said he expects to return next year because “they are driven.” Clinical Quality Coordinator Stephanie McKinney said hospital staff have put in many hours to reach this level, meeting twice a month for six months, and then monthly after that. “We put protocols and policies and procedures in place to make sure all of our metrics are above 85 percent,” she said, and spent time educating staff and physicians. “It means that we’ve been consistent for three years in making sure we meet our measures,” said Chief Nursing Officer Ursula Lawrence. “We take our quality seriously.” CCH CEO Doug Doris said staff members are extremely excited about the honor. “We knew it was coming, it’s been something we’ve been trying to keep secret,” said Margaret Minuth, the hospital’s director of marketing and public relations. “First in the state is so cool for a community hospital, so we can brag!” The honor means CCH also will be listed in the July issue of U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the country, Cromartie said. The hospital isn’t stopping here, said Director of Quality and Risk Carol De Fusco. “We’re going to exceed the standard,” she said. “We’re all about quality.”


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CHATHAM COUNTY

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Chairman presents annual ‘State of the County’ Special to The Herald

PITTSBORO — Chatham County Commissioner Chair Sally Kost presented the 2010 State of the County Address this week, highlighting major activities of the county and giving a summary of the county’s financial position. “County government has been impacted by the downturn in the economy, but because of strong financial planning and proactive steps to cut costs, Chatham County is in a sound fiscal position,” Kost said. “Because of our planning, we have been able to begin construction on important facilities when construction prices and interest rates are low, at a major savings to taxpayers.” Kost noted that sales tax revenue has plummeted and interest earned on the county’s cash reserves has fallen over the past two years by the equivalent of one cent on the property tax rate. She cautioned that the historic growth rate in the property tax base is not likely to continue in the near future. The loss of sales tax revenue has shifted the mix of revenues so that the county depends much more on property taxes than it had in previously years. “One would think that because we rely more heavily on property taxes than most counties that our tax rate would be significantly higher than the state average. However, our tax rate is not much

higher than the state average,” Kost pointed out. Four surrounding counties, Durham, Lee, Harnett and Orange, all have higher tax rates than Chatham. “Those surrounding counties with a lower tax rate than ours all have a much lower investment in education that we do,” she said. Chatham’s commitment to education spending is fourth highest in the state for overall appropriations for school operations in the 100 counties. “Only Durham, Orange and Dare provide a higher amount for schools, but Durham and Orange both have higher property taxes than Chatham and Dare County is authorized to levy a one-percent land transfer tax,” Kost said. The county was proactive in cutting budget expenses in both 2009 and 2010 by reducing operating budgets, delaying new facilities, eliminating salary increases and leaving positions unfilled. Kost indicated that when comparing Chatham to the average per capita spending across North Carolina that the county spends significantly less per person. The statewide average is $1,397 per person and the average for counties with similar populations is $1,299 per person. “Chatham’s spending is far less at $1,088 per capita. This is a strong indicator of the county’s higher level of efficiency,” Kost said.

One impact of the economic downturn is that demands for key county services have skyrocketed. “The big challenge is that while the recession has taken a toll on revenues, it has substantially increased the demand for several services, especially in social services, health and public safety,” Kost said. “We are proud of the departments and employees who have shouldered these increasing workloads with limited resources in difficult times for our communities,” Kost said. Kost highlighted emergency preparedness as a specific function where much of the work is done out of public view. “Citizens share in the responsibility for being prepared for disasters and emergencies, but we also have clear role for overall community safety.” Kost commended the 11 volunteer fire departments located throughout the county and mentioned the challenges they face. These departments responded to more than 6,000 calls for help in 2009. “Despite the economic situation, the county has been able to move forward with several important facilities,” Kost said.”These facilities are investments in our community and we have been able to take advantage of lower construction prices by moving forward now,” Kost said. She noted that the county expects to save nearly $6 million on

the new judicial center, the Margaret B. Pollard Middle School, the joint library with Central Carolina Community College (CCCC), the Siler City Center of CCCC and the Sustainable Technologies building at CCCC in Pittsboro. The county continues to have a strong relationship with the school board, Kost said. The school board successfully nominated the Board of Commissioners for the 2009 Outstanding County Board Award presented by the NC School Boards Association in November. “Education spending for the current budget year increased by four percent, while we reduced the rest of the county budget by seven percent,” Kost said. “Unlike many of the other school systems across the state, Chatham County Schools did not lay off any employees.” Kost said that economic development to provide more jobs and to expand the county’s tax base is a top priority. “We have an outstanding Economic Development Corporation and they are moving into a major implementation phase of our long-term strategic plan.” The county will continue to finalize a draft Joint Land Use Plan with Cary. “State law currently allows Cary to annex with few restrictions. If Chatham County is to have a say in how eastern Chatham is developed, a joint land use plan is absolutely critical,” Kost said.

A public hearing on the proposed joint plan will be held in August, with adoption of the plan scheduled for October. Other major initiatives highlighted by Kost included: ■ Adoption of a voluntary Farmland Preservation Plan. ■ Creation of plan to “bank” land that can be used for future parks and/or schools, with a focus on securing land for a park in the Moncure area and a long-term lease for land on Jordan Lake for a park at Bells Landing. ■ Continued progress in implementing the new Jordan Lake Rules through a partnership with the Town of Pittsboro and other surrounding local governments. ■ Approval for land at Bynum Park to be used for a community garden. ■ Development of a 20-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan to guide facilities and programs at current and future parks. Two park properties were donated to the county this year, including Briar Chapel Park and land donated by Carl H. and Margaret Atwater Strowd. Kost said that the county’s major challenges for the future include addressing the economic impact on the budget. “We expect state budget decisions to affect us as well, so this is a difficult reality when we already have made major budget cuts and some of these are not sustainable.”

SANFORD ■ Brianne Kay Barber of Sanford reported larceny Saturday. ■ Piggly Wiggly reported fraud Saturday at 2412 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford. ■ Sherida Latrice Lindsey reported damage to property Saturday at 1528 Winslow Drive in Sanford. ■ Stevens Foundation reported damage to property Saturday at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. ■ Richard Alan Quinn reported damage to property Sunday at 109 Carbonton Road in Sanford. ■ Samantha Jerrika Whoie of Sanford reported breaking and entering Sunday. ■ Dennis Randall Kidd reported damage to property Monday at 1819 Longwood Ave. in Sanford. ■ Family Chiropractic Center reported breaking and entering Monday at 1100 Carthage St. in Sanford. ■ Leslie Argueta of Sanford reported larceny Monday. ■ Donald Ray Long of Sanford reported fraud/ credit card fraud/ATM fraud Monday. ■ Grace Taylor Hodges of Sanford reported fraud Monday. ■ Ashli Renee Goldston reported damage to property Monday at 119 S. Ninth St. in Sanford. ■ Romenea Veasley Gilliam of Sanford reported larceny Monday. ■ Tiffany Nicole McLean reported damage to property Monday at 2538 First St. and Linden Avenue in Sanford. ■ Lee County reported larceny Monday at 300 W. Globe St. in Sanford.

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8A / Wednesday, March 17, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Easley’s aide seeks dismissal of all counts By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — The ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has asked a judge to dismiss all 51 counts filed against him, arguing federal prosecutors failed to allege essential elements of bribery and extortion and that he didn’t hold public office. The arguments, contained in a flurry of motions filed by Ruffin Poole’s attorney before a court-ordered deadline, provide the most details to date since Poole’s January federal indictment of a possible defense against the corruptionrelated charges. The trial could begin as early as April 26. Poole, identified as the “go-to guy” to get things done during the Democrat Easley’s eight years in the Executive Mansion, hasn’t spoken publicly about the charges against him, which include accepting trips and

collecting sizable investment returns in coastal developments he helped expedite through regulatory hurdles. Once Easley’s personal assistant and special counsel, the 38-yearold Poole is accused of extortion, bribery, money laundering, honest services mail fraud and using the mail for racketeering. In five filings last Friday, Poole lawyer Joe Zeszotarski asks U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle to throw out the case. As for the three extortion or bribery counts, Zeszotarski wrote there have been no allegations showing Poole received financial benefits from someone identified only as a “Wilmington financier” in exchange for taking official actions in state government. The 64-page indictment alleges the financier allowed Poole to invest in two coastal subdivisions the financier was helping put together, sending returns of at least

25 percent to a construction company owned by Poole’s family from 2005 to 2007. During the same period, the government alleges, Poole worked to speed up permits for the projects and failed to disclose the financial arrangements on his annual state ethics forms. Zeszotarski wrote the indictment says the intent of the financier’s gifts to Poole — including travel to Costa Rica and New Orleans — “was to further strengthen his access to the Governor’s Office.” “There is no allegation in the indictment setting out the quid pro quo element of the offense of extortion” or bribery, Zeszotarski said in separate filings. There’s also nothing alleging Poole had any decision-making authority or requested an official to alter or expedite a permit, he added. Through a spokeswoman, the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment Tuesday on the motions. Easley, who left

office in January 2009, hasn’t been charged with any crimes. The 12 racketeering-related counts also should be voided because the basis for the alleged crimes is based on Poole having violated North Carolina’s bribery statute, according to Zeszotarski. But the state law only applies to a person holding public office as defined by state laws, he wrote. And the law cited in the indictment making it a crime for a government official to deprive citizens of honest services is unconstitutionally vague, Zeszotarski wrote. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently weighing arguments in an unrelated case with similar arguments on federal honest services statute — a ruling could come before this summer. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday morning, but Zeszotarski has asked for a delay due to a scheduling conflict.

Judges say Charlotte didn’t violate records law

RALEIGH (AP) — Charlotte officials did not violate state law by keeping documents secret in anticipation of a possible lawsuit, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Judges said in their ruling that the 500 pages the city withheld con-

tained “mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or legal theories” as officials prepared for legal action. An area business, Wallace Farm, had sought all 10 years of documents relating to the company’s property. Charlotte officials disclosed 21,424 pages

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but refused to release the remaining documents, arguing the city expected a lawsuit if it took any actions against Wallace Farm. Locals have long complained about odor at the composting business. Mike Tadych, an attorney with the NC Press Association who was not involved but frequently handles open records matters, praised Charlotte for releasing most of the documents but

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questioned the need for a law that protects “trial preparation materials.” That law was approved in 2005, allowing governments to keep secret documents that might be part of lawsuits that haven’t yet been filed. “It is a further erosion of our strong public records laws,” Tadych said. “I didn’t see the necessity of enacting” the statute. Wallace Farm filed its records request in October 2008, shortly after Charlotte zoning inspectors searched the site following odor complaints and allegations that the facility had grown beyond its parameters. The city later argued that the withheld documents “all related to the City’s research and the City’s taking a look at legal strategies related to possible zoning enforcement.” A three-judge panel at the appeals court took a look at the documents and unanimously agreed. State officials last year reached an agreement that called for the elimination of one waste stream at Wallace Farm following the odor complaints.

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STATE BRIEFS After fumes, nine taken off jet to hospital CHARLOTTE (AP) — Nine people aboard a USAirways flight bound for Jamaica were taken to a North Carolina hospital after complaints about strong odors kept the jet grounded. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Tuesday that passengers began complaining of a foul odor aboard USAirways Flight 985 soon after it pushed away from its gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Bergen says airport firefighters checked the type of fumes detected on the plane that was to go to Montego Bay. Mecklenburg County ambulance spokesman Jeff Keith says nine people were taken to Carolinas Medical Center, but their conditions did not appear to be life-threatening. Spokeswomen for USAirways and the airport did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Cops want DNA test from freed man RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina man exonerated of a prostitute’s murder in a groundbreaking innocence hearing says he wonders if his fight will ever end since police now want to test his clothing for the victim’s DNA. In a statement Tuesday, Greg Taylor says he begged authorities for years to test his clothing for the DNA of the slain woman. He asks why police waited to do the testing until after a three-judge panel declared him innocent last month. In a different letter, attorney Chris Mumma reluctantly grants permission for the testing, saying Taylor wants to remove any doubt about his role in the crime A police spokesman declined to immediately comment. Taylor spent more than 16 years in prison. His was the first exoneration for the state’s Innocence Commission.

Glitch leads to adult video on kids channels RALEIGH (AP) — An “equipment failure” caused preview clips for adult programming to appear on two channels dedicated for kids in North Carolina, a spokeswoman for Time Warner Cable Inc. said Tuesday. The problem lasted about two hours Tuesday morning in areas around Raleigh and several parents called to report it, company spokeswoman Melissa Buscher said.

Buscher said the problem appeared on two “Kids on Demand” channels that were showing viewers a list of children’s programming such as Dora the Explorer. She said the titles didn’t match up with the preview videos appearing in the right-hand corner of the screen. “Instead of being a preview for kids programming, you got a preview of adult programming,” she said. Buscher said the company regrets the glitch and has fixed the problem so it won’t happen again. The company heard reports of the error in Cary, Morrisville, Garner and Goldsboro.

N.C.-based Marine from Florida killed in Afghanistan CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — A North Carolina-based Marine from Florida has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday that 26-yearold Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto of Largo, Fla., died March 14 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Porto was a small arms repair technician. Porto was assigned to 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in March 2008 and was promoted to corporal last December 1. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2009.

County halts plans for utility substation CHEROKEE (AP) — Leaders in a western North Carolina county have temporarily stopped plans for a Duke Energy substation that would be near a sacred Cherokee site. The Asheville CitizenTimes reported Swain County commissioners have approved a 90-day ban on electrical and mobile telephone towers. They say that gives county staff time to research an ordinance to regulate their construction and require public input before they’re built. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Monday praised the decision. The substation was planned on a hill overlooking a site that archaeologists think is the ancestral mother town of the tribe. It was inhabited at least 9,000 years ago and tribal members say the substation would desecrate the site. The newspaper said Duke’s district manager, Fred Alexander, didn’t immediately return a message.


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8A / Wednesday, March 17, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Easley’s aide seeks dismissal of all counts By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — The ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has asked a judge to dismiss all 51 counts filed against him, arguing federal prosecutors failed to allege essential elements of bribery and extortion and that he didn’t hold public office. The arguments, contained in a flurry of motions filed by Ruffin Poole’s attorney before a court-ordered deadline, provide the most details to date since Poole’s January federal indictment of a possible defense against the corruptionrelated charges. The trial could begin as early as April 26. Poole, identified as the “go-to guy” to get things done during the Democrat Easley’s eight years in the Executive Mansion, hasn’t spoken publicly about the charges against him, which include accepting trips and

collecting sizable investment returns in coastal developments he helped expedite through regulatory hurdles. Once Easley’s personal assistant and special counsel, the 38-yearold Poole is accused of extortion, bribery, money laundering, honest services mail fraud and using the mail for racketeering. In five filings last Friday, Poole lawyer Joe Zeszotarski asks U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle to throw out the case. As for the three extortion or bribery counts, Zeszotarski wrote there have been no allegations showing Poole received financial benefits from someone identified only as a “Wilmington financier” in exchange for taking official actions in state government. The 64-page indictment alleges the financier allowed Poole to invest in two coastal subdivisions the financier was helping put together, sending returns of at least

25 percent to a construction company owned by Poole’s family from 2005 to 2007. During the same period, the government alleges, Poole worked to speed up permits for the projects and failed to disclose the financial arrangements on his annual state ethics forms. Zeszotarski wrote the indictment says the intent of the financier’s gifts to Poole — including travel to Costa Rica and New Orleans — “was to further strengthen his access to the Governor’s Office.” “There is no allegation in the indictment setting out the quid pro quo element of the offense of extortion” or bribery, Zeszotarski said in separate filings. There’s also nothing alleging Poole had any decision-making authority or requested an official to alter or expedite a permit, he added. Through a spokeswoman, the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment Tuesday on the motions. Easley, who left

office in January 2009, hasn’t been charged with any crimes. The 12 racketeering-related counts also should be voided because the basis for the alleged crimes is based on Poole having violated North Carolina’s bribery statute, according to Zeszotarski. But the state law only applies to a person holding public office as defined by state laws, he wrote. And the law cited in the indictment making it a crime for a government official to deprive citizens of honest services is unconstitutionally vague, Zeszotarski wrote. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently weighing arguments in an unrelated case with similar arguments on federal honest services statute — a ruling could come before this summer. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday morning, but Zeszotarski has asked for a delay due to a scheduling conflict.

Judges say Charlotte didn’t violate records law

RALEIGH (AP) — Charlotte officials did not violate state law by keeping documents secret in anticipation of a possible lawsuit, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Judges said in their ruling that the 500 pages the city withheld con-

tained “mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or legal theories” as officials prepared for legal action. An area business, Wallace Farm, had sought all 10 years of documents relating to the company’s property. Charlotte officials disclosed 21,424 pages

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questioned the need for a law that protects “trial preparation materials.” That law was approved in 2005, allowing governments to keep secret documents that might be part of lawsuits that haven’t yet been filed. “It is a further erosion of our strong public records laws,” Tadych said. “I didn’t see the necessity of enacting” the statute. Wallace Farm filed its records request in October 2008, shortly after Charlotte zoning inspectors searched the site following odor complaints and allegations that the facility had grown beyond its parameters. The city later argued that the withheld documents “all related to the City’s research and the City’s taking a look at legal strategies related to possible zoning enforcement.” A three-judge panel at the appeals court took a look at the documents and unanimously agreed. State officials last year reached an agreement that called for the elimination of one waste stream at Wallace Farm following the odor complaints.

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STATE BRIEFS After fumes, nine taken off jet to hospital CHARLOTTE (AP) — Nine people aboard a USAirways flight bound for Jamaica were taken to a North Carolina hospital after complaints about strong odors kept the jet grounded. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Tuesday that passengers began complaining of a foul odor aboard USAirways Flight 985 soon after it pushed away from its gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Bergen says airport firefighters checked the type of fumes detected on the plane that was to go to Montego Bay. Mecklenburg County ambulance spokesman Jeff Keith says nine people were taken to Carolinas Medical Center, but their conditions did not appear to be life-threatening. Spokeswomen for USAirways and the airport did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Cops want DNA test from freed man RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina man exonerated of a prostitute’s murder in a groundbreaking innocence hearing says he wonders if his fight will ever end since police now want to test his clothing for the victim’s DNA. In a statement Tuesday, Greg Taylor says he begged authorities for years to test his clothing for the DNA of the slain woman. He asks why police waited to do the testing until after a three-judge panel declared him innocent last month. In a different letter, attorney Chris Mumma reluctantly grants permission for the testing, saying Taylor wants to remove any doubt about his role in the crime A police spokesman declined to immediately comment. Taylor spent more than 16 years in prison. His was the first exoneration for the state’s Innocence Commission.

Glitch leads to adult video on kids channels RALEIGH (AP) — An “equipment failure” caused preview clips for adult programming to appear on two channels dedicated for kids in North Carolina, a spokeswoman for Time Warner Cable Inc. said Tuesday. The problem lasted about two hours Tuesday morning in areas around Raleigh and several parents called to report it, company spokeswoman Melissa Buscher said.

Buscher said the problem appeared on two “Kids on Demand” channels that were showing viewers a list of children’s programming such as Dora the Explorer. She said the titles didn’t match up with the preview videos appearing in the right-hand corner of the screen. “Instead of being a preview for kids programming, you got a preview of adult programming,” she said. Buscher said the company regrets the glitch and has fixed the problem so it won’t happen again. The company heard reports of the error in Cary, Morrisville, Garner and Goldsboro.

N.C.-based Marine from Florida killed in Afghanistan CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — A North Carolina-based Marine from Florida has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday that 26-yearold Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto of Largo, Fla., died March 14 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Porto was a small arms repair technician. Porto was assigned to 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in March 2008 and was promoted to corporal last December 1. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2009.

County halts plans for utility substation CHEROKEE (AP) — Leaders in a western North Carolina county have temporarily stopped plans for a Duke Energy substation that would be near a sacred Cherokee site. The Asheville CitizenTimes reported Swain County commissioners have approved a 90-day ban on electrical and mobile telephone towers. They say that gives county staff time to research an ordinance to regulate their construction and require public input before they’re built. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Monday praised the decision. The substation was planned on a hill overlooking a site that archaeologists think is the ancestral mother town of the tribe. It was inhabited at least 9,000 years ago and tribal members say the substation would desecrate the site. The newspaper said Duke’s district manager, Fred Alexander, didn’t immediately return a message.


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Army basic training gets revamp

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in “ab blaster” classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades. Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that’s the kind of fitness needed to dodge across alleys, walk patrol with heavy packs and body armor or haul a buddy out of a burning vehicle. Trainers also want to toughen recruits who are often more familiar with Facebook than fistfights. “Soldiers need to be able to move quickly under load, to be mobile under load, with your body armor, your weapons and your helmet, in a stressful situation,” said Frank Palkoska, head of the Army’s Fitness School at Fort Jackson, which has worked several years on overhauling the regime. “We geared all of our calisthenics, all of our running movements, all of our warrior skills, so soldiers can become stronger, more powerful and more speed driven,” Palkoska said. The exercises are part of the first major overhaul in Army basic fitness training since men and women began training together in 1980, he said. The new plan is being expanded this month at the Army’s four other basic training installations — Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Fort Sill, Okla., Fort

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Basic training solders battle each other to hone warrior skills, during pugil stick training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday. Benning, Ga., and Fort Knox, Ky. Drill sergeants with experience in the current wars are credited with urging the Army to change training, in particular to build up core muscle strength. One of them is 1st Sgt. Michael Todd, a veteran of seven deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. On a recent training day Todd was spinning recruits around to give them the feel of rolling out of a tumbled Humvee. Then he tossed on the ground pugil sticks made of plastic pipe and foam, forcing trainees to crawl for their weapons before they pounded away on each other. “They have to understand hand-to-hand combat, to use something other than their weapon, a piece of wood, a knife, anything they can pick up,” Todd said. The new training also uses “more calisthenics to build core body power, strength and agility,” Palkoska said in an office bedecked with 60-year-old black and

white photos of World War II-era mass exercise drills. Over the 10 weeks of basic, a strict schedule of exercises is done on a varied sequence of days so muscles rest, recover and strengthen. Another aim is to toughen recruits from a more obese and sedentary generation, trainers said. Many recruits didn’t have physical education in elementary, middle or high school and therefore tend to lack bone and muscle strength. When they ditch diets replete with soda and fast food for healthier meals and physical training, they drop excess weight and build stronger muscles and denser bones, Palkoska said. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, the three-star general in charge of revamping all aspects of initial training, said his overall goal is to drop outmoded drills and focus on what soldiers need today and in the future. Bayonet drills had continued for decades,

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even though soldiers no longer carry the blades on their automatic rifles. Hertling ordered the drills dropped. “We have to make the training relevant to the conditions on the modern battlefield,” Hertling said during a visit to Fort Jackson in January. The general said the current generation has computer skills and a knowledge base vital to a modern fighting force. He foresees soldiers using specially equipped cell phones to retrieve information on the battlefield to help repair a truck or carry out an emergency lifesaving medical technique. But they need to learn how to fight. “Most of these soldiers have never been in a fistfight or any kind of a physical confrontation. They are stunned when they get smacked in the face,” said Capt. Scott Sewell, overseeing almost 190 trainees in their third week of training. “We are trying to get them to act, to think like warriors.”

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Fed holds rates at record lows to foster recovery

2 killed, at least 30 injured in Texas bus crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday repeated its pledge to hold interest rates at record lows to foster the economic recovery and ease high unemployment. But the Fed’s assessment of the economy at its meeting Tuesday was a bit more upbeat. It said the job market is stabilizing. That was an improvement from its January statement, when it said the deterioration in the labor market was abating. It also said business spending on equipment and software has risen significantly, also an upgrade from its last assessment. Still, the Fed cautioned that spending by consumers could be dampened by high unemployment, sluggish wage growth, lower wealth and tight credit. And it noted weakness in the commercial real-estate and home-building markets. The Fed held its target range for its bank lending rate at zero to 0.25 percent, where it’s been since December 2008. In response, commercial banks’ prime lending rate, used to peg rates on certain credit cards and consumer loans, has remained about 3.25 percent — its lowest in decades.

CAMPBELLTON, Texas (AP) — A bus headed for Mexico carrying 40 people overturned along a southern Texas highway on Tuesday, killing at least two people and sending at least 30 people to hospitals, officials said. The accident happened around 10 a.m. on southbound Interstate 37, about 45 miles south of San Antonio, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger said. He said investigators suspect equipment failure may have caused the crash. “The driver said she heard a loud pop and then lost control of the vehicle,” Vinger told The Associated Press. The bus veered off the right side of the road before coming back across the interstate and into the median, where it landed on its passenger side, said Chuck Garris, emergency management coordinator for Atascosa County. The bus windows were shattered, and luggage, pillows and purses littered the median. At least 30 people from the bus were taken to area hospitals, some with serious injuries, according to Vinger. Twenty-four passengers were in stable condition at South Texas Regional Medical Center in Atascosa County, hospital spokeswoman Danielle Flores said. One person taken there was later airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio, she said.

Volunteers along Red River in fight against floods FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Volunteers in North Dakota were in flood-fighting mode again Tuesday filling sandbags while contractors constructed clay levees along the fast-rising Red River to help protect nearby homes from the murky waters. Officials don’t expect the river to get as high as last year’s record flood, but near Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. it is forecast to crest Sunday about 20 feet above the flood stage. The waters flowing over the river’s banks could threaten several houses, roads and parks. Officials asked the community on Monday to step up their efforts to ensure neighborhoods were well-guarded. More than 415,000 sandbags were delivered to the area and residents cleared out their yards to make way for dikes to be built. Last year, about 100 homes in the area were damaged and thousands of people were evacuated after the Red River rose above the flood stage for a record 61 days and crested twice. Officials say they are better prepared this year for flooding thanks to early stockpiling of sandbags and the building of stronger levees across the region.

Plucky whooping crane gives wildlife experts hope

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Texas (AP) — After the poisonous snake slithered into the whooping crane family’s marshy grounds and sank its fangs into the chick’s neck, death seemed certain. The bird’s head quickly turned red and swelled to the size of a basketball. He refused to eat for days and was too weak to even stand. Somehow, though, he survived. And now the bird — dubbed Scarbaby — is a healthy adult whose resilience offers a speck of hope for the endangered species. Just a year after a record number of cranes died in their south Texas wintering grounds, wildlife managers embrace even the smallest successes. There are about 400 wild whooping cranes in the world, and biologists had feared that number would drop further this winter after last year’s record 23 Texas deaths. Even though the birds fared better than expected — only one died this winter — the cranes face many obstacles to survive as a species.


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Jackson estate in deal worth $250M By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer

LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Even in death, Michael Jackson is breaking new records. The King of Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate has signed the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal. The record-breaking contract through 2017 could be worth up to $250 million if certain conditions are met. One of the albums will be of neverbefore-released Jackson recordings that will come out in November, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement is expected later Tuesday. Future projects may also include a video game, a DVD compilation of videos and a rerelease of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off the Wall,â&#x20AC;? Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth studio album, which first came out in 1979, accompanied by some unreleased material. Before his sudden death in June at age 50, the pop star had wanted to reissue the album, people familiar with the deal said. One of the projects already counted in the contract was the two-disc

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Michael Jackson performs during his 13-city U.S. tour in Kansas City, Mo. The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal. album that accompanied â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Is It,â&#x20AC;? the film based on footage of concert rehearsals for what was to have been Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comeback at Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s O2 arena. Including the more than 5 million copies of that special release, Jackson has sold some 31 million albums since his death, about two-thirds of them outside the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During his life, Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contracts set the standard for the industry,â&#x20AC;? said John Branca, the co-administrator of the Jackson estate, in a statement prepared for release Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By all objective criteria, this agreement with Sony Music demonstrates the lasting power

of Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music by exceeding all previous industry benchmarks.â&#x20AC;? Rob Stringer, chairman of Sony Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Columbia Epic Label Group, said in prepared remarks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dedicated to protecting this iconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thrilled that we can continue to bring his music to the world for the foreseeable future.â&#x20AC;? The landmark deal is worth more than all other benchmarks, such as the all-encompassing rights deals that concert promoter and ticket-seller Live Nation Entertainment Inc. had previously signed with Madonna at $120 million and Jay-Z for $150 million. Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deal is even more remarkable because

it does not include royalties from merchandise. The contract shows the value of legacy artists. It also comes at a time of decline for the music industry, with sales down about half from their peak in 2000 mainly due to free file-swapping. The money will go a long way to settling Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debts, estimated at around $400 million when he died. But the singer whose life was plagued with scandal has had a resurgence in popularity in death. Distribution rights for â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Is Itâ&#x20AC;? were sold to Sony Pictures, another unit of Sony Corp., for $60 million and the movie went on to gross $252 million worldwide, the most of any concert film ever. Revenue from that, song sales and merchandising agreements brought into the estate revenues of about $100 million, lawyers for the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrators told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in December, when they sought a percentage as an administration fee. The Walt Disney Co. even brought back the 17-minute Jackson movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Captain EOâ&#x20AC;? to its Disneyland theme park in Anaheim last month. The original began running at the park in 1986 but was pulled in 1997.

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Judge: Winfrey must defend exheadmistressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suit PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Talk show host Oprah Winfrey must defend a defamation suit over remarks she made about a headmistress at her girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; school in South Africa after a sex-abuse scandal Winfrey erupted there, a U.S. judge ruled. The case is now set for trial on March 29 in Philadelphia. Judge Eduardo Robreno refused to dismiss the suit in a decision Monday, ruling that former headmistress Nomvuyo Mzamane has enough evidence to pursue her defamation claims against the media mogul. Winfrey made the remarks in 2007 after the complaints surfaced at the $40 million Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, near Johannesburg. A dorm matron who worked under Mzamane was later charged with abusing six students. Mzamane accused Winfrey of suggesting she was not trustworthy through comments about the need for new leadership and remarks such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought she cared about the girls of South Africa,â&#x20AC;? according to the October 2008 lawsuit. Winfreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers argued the remarks, made at an Oct. 20, 2007 meeting with parents and at a Nov. 5, 2007 press conference, reflected Winfreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinions.

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But the judge agreed they were potentially defamatory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The implication that (Mzamane) was aware of abuse by the dorm parents and did not react accordingly is capable of defamatory meaning as it ascribes conduct which would render her unfit for her profession as an educator,â&#x20AC;? Robreno wrote in the 128-page opinion. Winfreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer, William Hangley, declined comment Tuesday on the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision.

Heavyweight to featherweight: Tyson races pigeons NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson will take flight on Animal Planet with a new sport â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pigeon racing. The network this week announced a new reality show that will pit Tyson, a novice pigeon racer, against serious competitors. The show is currently titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking on Tysonâ&#x20AC;? and promises to bring audiences inside this â&#x20AC;&#x153;intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world.â&#x20AC;? Tyson has raised pigeons all his life but will take to the rooftops as a racing rookie. The network says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be assisted by a colorful team of pigeon experts as he rears, trains and races them. The show is scheduled to be taped this spring in New York City and air early next year.

Boston art heist rattles police 20 years on BOSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It remains the most tantalizing art heist mystery in the world. In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two thieves walked into Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elegant Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as police officers and bound and gagged two guards using handcuffs and duct tape. For the next 81 minutes, they sauntered around the ornate galleries, removing masterworks including those by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas and Manet, cutting some of the largest pieces from their frames. By the time they disappeared, they would be credited with the largest art theft in history, making off with upward of a half-billion dollars in loot far too hot to sell. Now, 20 years later, investigators are making a renewed push to recover the paintings. The FBI has resubmitted DNA samples for updated testing, the museum is publicizing its $5 million, no-questionsasked reward, and the U.S. attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is offering immunity. Two billboards on Interstates 93 and 495 are also advertising the reward.

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Clashes erupt; US envoy cancels trip By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hundreds of Palestinians in east Jerusalem set tires and garbage bins ablaze on Tuesday and hurled rocks at Israeli riot police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. The heaviest clashes in months broke out as an American envoy abruptly canceled a visit, deepening a U.S.-Israeli diplomatic feud. The violence spread from Arab neighborhood to Arab neighborhood across the eastern side of the volatile city. Angered by plans for more Jewish housing in predominantly Arab east Jerusalem and unsubstantiated rumors surrounding the rededication of an Old City synagogue, Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces throughout the day. In one incident, youths hoisted a giant Palestinian flag and shouted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shall die and Palestine shall live.â&#x20AC;? Thousands of police, including anti-riot units armed with assault rifles, stun grenades and batons, were deployed across east Jerusalem in anticipation of the unrest. Palestinian medics said 10 people were seriously wounded, five from rubber bullets. Israeli police said 15 security men suffered light wounds, including one man wounded by gunfire. About 60 protesters were arrested.

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An Israeli undercover police officer detains a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes in east Jerusalem Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are donkeys and dwarfs!â&#x20AC;? a woman screamed as riot police and plainclothes security men hauled away a handcuffed, hooded youth. Police pinned the youth to the ground, setting muzzled Doberman pinschers near them as the young man shrieked in panic. Palestinian merchants in east Jerusalem shuttered their stores in solidarity with the protests, and Palestinian schools in the city were closed. Small clashes also took place in several West Bank towns. The diplomatic dispute with the U.S. was sparked by Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement last week of plans for 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, which undercut a visit by Vice President Joe Biden aimed at bolstering peace talks. Palestinians claim that sector of the city for a future capital. Israel claims all of the holy city as its eternal capital.

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The announcement enraged Palestinians, who have threatened to bow out of U.S.-brokered peace talks that were supposed to begin in the coming days. The Obama administration has angrily demanded that Israel call off the project. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Tuesday that demands to halt construction â&#x20AC;&#x153;are unreasonable.â&#x20AC;? He predicted the row with the U.S. would blow over. But Washington notified Israel that its special Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, had indefinitely put off his trip to the region. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that Israel must prove it is committed to the Mideast peace process with actions, but she brushed aside suggestions U.S.-Israeli relations are in crisis and reaffirmed Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steadfast com-

mitment to its security. In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman Mark Regev said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, in words and in deeds,â&#x20AC;? noting Netanyahuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptance of the creation of a Palestinian state and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;removal of hundreds of roadblocks and checkpointsâ&#x20AC;? in the West Bank. Clinton said U.S. and Israeli officials are in intense talks about how to repair the damage caused by Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are engaged in very active consultations with the Israelis over steps that we think would demonstrate the requisite commitment to the process,â&#x20AC;? she told a State Department news conference. She did not say when Mitchell would return to the region. Netanyahu ordered his ministers and spokespeople not to talk to the media about the construction in east Jerusalem. However, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, whose office issued the order for the new homes, agreed to discuss other issues in an interview with The Associated Press. Yishai said he hoped the tensions with the Palestinians will calm down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The riots are not appropriate. There are people who are interested in provoking unrest and inflaming the region,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Challenger overtakes Iraq PM in vote count BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A coalition challenging Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in parliamentary elections is ahead for the first time in the overall vote count, although still trailing in the province-by-province count. The Iraqiya coalition, led by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a secular Shiite, has about 9,000 votes more than al-Malikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of Law coalition in the overall vote tally with about 79 percent of ballots counted. However, al-Maliki is still winning in seven of Iraqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 provinces â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including all-important Baghdad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; compared with five for Allawi. That could prove important since parliament seats are apportioned mainly by provinces, not according to the overall vote total. Still, the nationwide tally showed Allawi could be narrowing the gap.

Officials: British boy kidnapped in Pakistan found JHELUM, Pakistan (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kidnappers released a 5-year-old British boy unharmed Tuesday almost two weeks after abducting him from his grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house in central Pakistan, British and Pakistani officials said. A senior provincial official said a ransom was paid for the freedom of Sahil Saeed, who is of Pakistani origin, but he did not identify who abducted the boy and received the money. Saeed was found in a small village in Punjab province, some 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast

of Jhelum city where armed robbers seized him on March 4, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik. Pakistani authorities have said someone in the family was involved in the abduction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a charge the family denies. One relative also said Tuesday that no ransom was paid. British High Commissioner Adam Thomson expressed relief the boy had been found and thanked Pakistani authorities for their cooperation in the search. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is fantastic news that brings to an end the traumatic ordeal faced by Sahil and his family,â&#x20AC;? Thomson said in a statement. The boy was examined by a doctor, Hafeezur Rehman, who said he looked â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthy and happy.â&#x20AC;?

Ukraine to pass law scrapping NATO ambitions KIEV, Ukraine (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new governing coalition in parliament said Tuesday it will pass a law against joining military alliances such as NATO, a move that is sure to please Russia while tilting Ukraine away from its previous proWestern course. In a statement of purpose published Tuesday in the parliamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official newspaper, the coalition supporting President Viktor Yanukovych said new legislation will â&#x20AC;&#x153;enshrine Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nonaligned status in law.â&#x20AC;? Such a move would kill one of the key initiatives of Yanukovychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s predecessor, the staunchly pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko, who had struggled to gain admission to NATO since he was vaulted to power by the Orange Revolution protests of 2004.

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Woods to return at Masters By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

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LT: FAVRE DIDN’T TIP HAND ON COMEBACK NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Favre kept his plans to himself, even as he helped try to recruit LaDainian Tomlinson to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Tomlinson, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Sunday, said the quarterback gave no indication whether he’d return for a 20th season when they chatted about the Vikings last week. “I would’ve thought that I might get a little bit of a kind of hint of what he was thinking, but no, he didn’t,” Tomlinson said on a conference call Tuesday. “He didn’t give me a clue at all what he was thinking.” Favre played the 2008 season with the Jets after a messy split with the Green Bay Packers. He signed with the Vikings last offseason and helped Minnesota get within a game of the Super Bowl. The team is still waiting to hear from Favre about his intentions. “I didn’t ask him because I know as players, there’s a lot of stuff that you deal with in the offseason and, in his case, about playing again,” Tomlinson said. “So, I didn’t want to get into it. He’s owed that much respect to make his own decision.”

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — For Tiger Woods, this figures to be a Masters like no other. Woods said Tuesday he will end more than four months of seclusion and play at Augusta National in three weeks, shielded by the most secure environment in golf as he competes for the first time since a sex scandal shattered his image. “The Masters is where I won my first major

and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.” Woods The Masters begins April 8. No other major championship attracts such a large television audience, and that’s

under normal circumstances. Already the most popular figure in golf with his 82 worldwide victories and 14 majors — four of them at the Masters — Woods returns as a disgraced star who will be under the greatest scrutiny of his career. “We’re all looking forward to having him back. We want him playing,” Jim Furyk said. “I’m sure we’re also looking forward to everything being business as usual. And it’s going to

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AP Sports Writer

DURHAM — Just about everybody figures Duke has the easiest Final Four path of any of the four No. 1 seeds. Well, everybody but the Blue Devils. “This is the NCAA tournament,” guard Nolan Smith said Tuesday. “There’s no such thing as an easy path.” If anyone would know lately, it’s these current Blue Devils. Through the past few years, they’ve learned just how difficult it is to roll through a bracket. Duke (29-5) holds the No. 1 seed in the South Regional — its first top seed since 2006 — and will face the Winthrop-Arkansas-Pine Bluff winner on Friday in Jacksonville, Fla. The Blue Devils haven’t reached the Final Four since 2004, the school’s longest drought since coach Mike Krzyzewski got his powerhouse program rolling in the mid-1980s. Some have argued that a favorable tournament draw has given the Blue Devils an edge to end that streak this year. But

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NASCAR GORDON’S WIFE EXPECTING A BABY BOY

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Gordon announced Tuesday that his wife is expecting a baby boy, though the four-time NASCAR champion won’t push his son into racing. “Whatever is going to be their passion in life, I want to support that,” Gordon said during a break during testing at Talladega Superspeedway. “If it’s racing, I’ll support that.” The baby, due in August, will be the second child for Gordon and his Belgian wife, Ingrid. Their daughter, Ella, will be 3 in June.

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Duke: no such thing as easy road By JOEDY McCREARY

MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — John Smoltz is embarking on a career as an analyst for Turner Broadcasting and the MLB Network, although he’s not quite ready to say he’s thrown his final major league pitch. “I know the question comes up: Does that mean you retired?” the 42-year-old Smoltz said Tuesday. “Officially no. But in my life when I make a decision about something and I say something, my whole character is to live by it. At this point I’m not officially prepared to say I’m done. But that may not mean anything to the degree that makes me play either.”

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Grace Christian’s Bianca Cline (right) fights for control of the ball against Lee Christian’s Erica Davidson during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Lee Christian.

Hilliard lifts Grace with winning goal Crusaders clip Falcons 2-1 after score with 4 minutes left By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Talk about coming through in the clutch. Grace Christian sophomore Taylor Hilliard scored the goahead goal in the 76th minute to put the Lady Crusaders up 2-1 over their county rivals, the Lee Christian Lady Falcons, on Tuesday afternoon. Despite Lee Christian having several opportunities in the final four minutes of the match, the score held up as the young, inexperienced Crusaders celebrated

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Lee Christian’s Makaila Gillum (right) heads the ball as Grace Christian’s Taylor Hilliard looks on. ASHLEY GARNER/ The Sanford Herald

Wake hopes to snap skid By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

Ishmael Smith is a rarity on Wake Forest’s campus. He’s one of the few men’s basketball players who know what it’s like to win a postseason tournament game. It’s been a while since their last victory — the first round of the 2007 ACC tournament, to be exact. Smith and the Demon Deacons are eager to make up for last year’s NCAA flop — and last week’s embarrassing upset loss in the league tournament — when they take on Texas in the first round of the East Regional. “Our biggest thing isn’t size, isn’t talent, isn’t Xs and Os. ... It’s not any of those things,” Smith said by phone from New Orleans, where No. 9

See Wake, Page 6B


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IN THE NEWS Former Lee star Hendley up for All-Star Game SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Former Lee County star Todd Hendley needs your vote. Playing in the Netherlands in the Sporthallan League, Hendley, who played collegiately at Wake Forest and N.C. Wilmington, is in the running for an all-star slot. To vote for the post player, visit http://www. basketballsite.nl/feb/ allstars/. Though the site is in Dutch (it can, however, be translated through Google via the Translate tool), voting for Hendley isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t difficult. Got to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stap 2â&#x20AC;? (step two, the North team) and Hendley can be found under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Forwards.â&#x20AC;? You must vote for all positions for each team to submit a ballot. Hendley is averaging 16 points and 5.7 rebounds this season for Landstede. Voting is open until March 24.

CALENDAR Wednesday, March 17 Baseball Pinecrest at Lee 7 p.m. Tennis Southern Lee at Union Pines 4 p.m. Golf Tri-9 Conference at Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge 4 p.m. Soccer Western Harnett at Southern Lee 7 p.m.

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our races into the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and what have we learned? We have learned that nothing much has changed since the 2009 season. Jimmie Johnson is still the best. The Fords are still struggling and the Toyotas are trying to find their way and gain more horsepower. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still the same â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drive and Brad Keselowski is still causing trouble. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a look at some of the these issues and see if we can have some fun. As I mentioned last week and the previous week and the week before that, Johnson is the best. I know he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win every week but he is a factor in each and every race. There are those of us who think the races are fixed and that NASCAR can control the outcome and can help determine who the winner will be. I disagree. Now, I do believe that NASCAR can control parts of a race and they always will. Things such as timely caution flags which can benefit certain drivers or teams are commonplace. They are there to make sure the name drivers can stay in contention up to a certain point, but then I think they let them race. In other words, NASCAR controls a percentage of the race but not quite the whole thing. Remember, this is just an opinion. What has happened to the Fords? I know most donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care because there

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seems to be more Chevrolet than Ford fans, but the Fords have struggled. I thought that with some of the teams changing from Dodge to Ford, that would help, but things are still tough. I even thought that Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales being up 43 percent last month would help, but still they struggle. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any answers other than the fact they are just behind in their research and development departments. They got behind last year and have never made up ground. Again, that is hard to understand because if I remember correctly General Motors had cutbacks in their funding of NASCAR. So why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ford take advantage of it? Some companies are just able to do more with less. Which brings us to Toyota. I have tried to avoid the potential jokes that come with their troubles off of the track this year but it is time to let it go. I really thought that the gas pedal sticking would help Michael Waltrip run up front and maybe contend for a race, but then again, he is Michael Waltrip. Even a runaway Camry canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help him because he

still has to drive it. I also thought that last year was going to be his last. He said early in 2009 that if he was not able to contend then he would retire. Well, Michael, guess what? Your gig is up! Find a rocking chair and enjoy it. Joking aside, Toyota still has Kyle Busch and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think he even uses his brake, so they will never recall his car. He just gives it the gas and dares others to get in his way. Junior is still Junior. He has shown a little improvement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it has been very little. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what that team is missing but unless they or Rick Hendrick finds it soon they are going to be on the outside looking in again. JJ, Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon have been running well and Junior is the odd man out. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand because I know Hendrick has taken it upon himself to make Junior a contender. But therein lies the problem. I have said it many times, and until he proves all of us wrong, he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drive. Your name will not win you races. Ask Kyle Petty or Steven Wallace. Lastly, did Carl Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; punishment fit the crime? A three-race probation? I had a friend e-mail me and ask if that meant they were going to take away his water bottle during the next three races. Yeah, but only right after they slapped him on the wrist and put him in

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time out. That is what is wrong with the world today. Too many parents think time out will take care of everything and will make their children think they are tough. My parents did not mind a little corporal punishment. Of course, I was an excellent child and never had to experience a whipping, but I knew the potential was always there. Should NASCAR have taken him out to the woodshed and put an old fashioned butt whooping on Carl? NO! As I said last week, Keselowski started it and hopefully Edwards ended it. Time will tell. Finally, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go back to NASCAR and their control of racing. I believe that the Edwards and Keselowski feud is just beginning. Why? Because NASCAR sees the potential in having this type of thing going on while trying to attract more attention to the sport. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it. Attendance is still down, viewers are watching other channels and NASCAR needs some excitement whether it is on the track or off. If NASCAR had come down hard on Edwards then they would have had a lot more to explain. Now there have been other â&#x20AC;&#x153;crimesâ&#x20AC;? in NASCAR that got worse punishment, but the timing is what determined this. They set the standards when they said they would allow the drivers to mix it up. Now they must rest with their decision. Notice I never said if they were right or wrong? Man, the easy way out, huh? See you after Bristol, and who knows, maybe a few more fireworks! Gaines is a NASCAR columnist for The Herald.

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BOYS TENNIS Keen wins match for Lee County SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Holden Keen won in straight sets for the Lee County boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis team on Tuesday. Keen won his singles match 6-4, 6-4, against Panther Creek, which prevailed 8-1 in the match.

GIRLS SOCCER Jackets clipped by Middle Creek SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer team suffered another close loss on Monday night. Middle Creek scored a lone goal in the second half to pick up a 1-0 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT: MARYLAND

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winning goal for Canada with the puck in the 3-2 overtime thriller against the United States in the Olympic final Feb. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel very lucky to have been part of that team and that game as well,â&#x20AC;? Crosby said in a statement Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I am glad hockey fans will get the chance to share the moment by seeing things like the overtime-winning puck up close.â&#x20AC;?

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The unique working relationship between conservative Maryland coach Gary Williams and flamboyant star guard Greivis Vasquez began four years ago with a quirky exchange â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one Williams recalls with a chuckle. Vasquez was a freshman about to participate in his first practice with the Terrapins. Instead of heading directly to the locker room, the 6-foot-6 guard first dropped by the coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in Comcast Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He leaned into the doorway, saluted and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reporting for duty, sir,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the start of his college career. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign up for what he got into.â&#x20AC;? In truth, Vasquez couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have asked for anything more. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way Williams could have envisioned just how instrumental Vasquez would be in reviving a program that had drooped into a slump so soon after winning the national championship in 2002. With Vasquez leading the way, the Terrapins (23-8) this week enter the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years. They open play Friday in

Spokane, Wash., against Houston (19-15) in the Midwest Regional. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already been a banner season for Williams, Vasquez and Maryland. Williams was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Terrapins to a share of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular-season title. Vasquez was the lopsided winner in balloting for ACC Player of the Year. Vasquez averaged 19.5 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know in terms of value to your team, Greivis has been tremendous for us this year,â&#x20AC;? said the 65year-old Williams, who has always been supportive of Vasquezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotional, freewheeling style despite his own conservative instincts. Maryland turned out to be the perfect place for Vasquez, a native of Venezuela who was still in the process of improving his English â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and his game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when he arrived on campus out of Montrose Christian (Md.) High School. Not only will Vasquez receive a college degree, but the polish heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s added to his fearless brand of basketball could potentially earn him millions in the NBA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maryland gave me a

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Speeds exceeded 200 mph during NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spoiler test at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR plans to switch from a rear wing to a traditional spoiler, perhaps as early as next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race at Martinsville Speedway, and Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s test was the first time a large group of cars have been on track with the spoiler. There were 25 Sprint Cup teams at the test, which started with single-car runs and then moved to a drafting practice. NASCAR called teams into the garage to change the size of the restrictor-plate, which is used to throttle horsepower and control speeds at Talladega and Daytona, the two largest and fastest tracks in the series. Later, NASCAR ordered teams to trim the spoilers in an effort to level them off and decrease the drag, something driver Kurt Busch said was needed.

ECU announces football schedule GREENVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Home games against North Carolina State and Navy highlight East Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football schedule. Conference USA released its composite schedule Tuesday and the defending league champions will play six home games in coach Ruffin McNeillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season. McNeill coaches his first game on Sunday, Sept. 5, when Tulsa visits. The roughest stretch comes with three straight road games in late September and early October at Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Southern Mississippi. The Pirates beat Southern Miss in the finale last year to clinch the East Division title. N.C. State visits on Oct. 16 and the Midshipmen play at expanded DowdyFicklen Stadium on Nov. 6. Seven of the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opponents played in bowl games last season.

Puck in gold-medal game heads to Hall of Fame VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The gold-medal puck is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, after a brief detour to Switzerland. Sidney Crosby scored the

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4B / Wednesday, March 17, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Fans say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to welcome Woods back

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jose Ramos was in line at the first tee when the conversation turned to Tiger Woods and his plan to return at the Masters. He found that intriguing. Then the talk shifted to the sex scandal that has dogged the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best player for months, and Ramos lost all interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I honestly think this: Golf fans, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about that anymore,â&#x20AC;? the 28-year-old Ramos said, waiting for his turn to start at Greynolds Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see him play. Leave the other stuff alone, man. Lay off.â&#x20AC;? If there was one thing most recreational players on the ranges and courses of South Florida could agree on Tuesday, it was that they just want to see Woods play again and have talk finally end of extramarital affairs and rehab stints that have surrounded the 14-time major champion since

November. Some like him, some donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and others like him less now than they did before Nov. 27. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he fled his house in the middle of the night and ran his Cadillac SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree. But just about all those who agreed to discuss Woods on Tuesday said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be watching his every move at Augusta National. Welcome back, Tiger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Tiger guy, per se, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always admired his golf skills and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably going to end up being the greatest golfer who ever lived and played,â&#x20AC;? said Daniel Manichello, who was hitting on the range at Miami Shores Country Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The stuff thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone on, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s between him and his family. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where it should be kept.â&#x20AC;? Manichello was going to watch the Masters, anyway. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a yearround follower of golf, someone who drives

Woods Continued from Page 1B

take awhile. We know that.â&#x20AC;? Woods last competed Nov. 15 when he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne. Twelve days later, he rammed his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree outside his Florida home, an accident that set off sordid tales of extramarital affairs. Woods announced Dec. 11 that he would take an indefinite break to try to save his marriage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a while since I last played,â&#x20AC;? Woods said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and

Tiger favorite for Masters with British bookies LONDON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Despite not competing since his car crash in November, Tiger Woods is still the favorite to win the Masters. Barely an hour after the announcement Tuesday that Woods will make his return at Augusta National next month, the British bookmaker William Hill installed him the 4-1 favorite. Phil Mickelson is second at 6-1, followed by Padraig Harrington at 16-1. Hill also lists Woods as 1-20 to make the cut at the Masters. He is 25-1 to win all four majors this year.

around listening to golf news on his satellite radio, which is how he learned of Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news before hitting a bucket of drives.

I am continuing my treatment,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.â&#x20AC;? Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said the club supported Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decision to make his return at the Masters, adding that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we support and encourage his stated commitment to continue the significant work required to rebuild his personal and professional life.â&#x20AC;? PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem also said he was pleased to learn of Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return. The Associated Press first reported last Thursday that Woods would not play until the Masters, despite other published stories that he would return this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. There has been so much buzz that when Finchem held a teleconference Monday on

Still, Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return means heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll watch this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masters even more closely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Makes it more compelling for television and for fans,â&#x20AC;? Manichello said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If he plays up to his abilities, the guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredible. The shots that

an undisclosed topic, the call was loaded with media suspecting an announcement on Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return. Instead, it was to announce a new title sponsor. Small wonder that CBS Sports president Sean McManus said last week of Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return to golf: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My only prediction is when he comes back, it will be, other than the Obama inauguration, one of if not the biggest media spectacle in recent memory.â&#x20AC;? ESPN will televise the first two rounds of the Masters, and CBS Sports has the weekend. The highest TV rating for the Masters in the cable era was a 14.1 on the Sunday in 1997 when Woods, then 21, became the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest champion with a record 12-shot victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of calls today from friends who have decided to come to the Masters

he pulls off and stuff like that, it makes it more entertaining. And this year and last year when he was out with the injury, nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really stepped up into the spotlight.â&#x20AC;? Sue Ferguson-Pagan, a Scottish vacationer and one of the few women

this year,â&#x20AC;? British Open champion Stewart Cink said on Twitter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, the ratings will be off the chart,â&#x20AC;? said PGA Tour player Heath Slocum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be interesting to watch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only the reaction from him, but from the fans, the media, the players. I would venture to say he might be nervous.â&#x20AC;? The Masters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A tradition like no otherâ&#x20AC;? is a longtime CBS promo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has restrictions like no other major. Media credentials are limited even in normal circumstances, and the club has tight control over who gets in. Some fans with season badges risk losing them forever for violating rules, such as being caught with a cell phone or a camera. Among the rules: No running. Most players expect Woods to be heckled, although not as much â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if any â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at the Masters.

who were willing to speak with The Associated Press about Woods on Tuesday, was puzzled on why the Woods saga has attracted so much attention. A former reporter, FergusonPagan said she thought the entire episode has been media driven.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Augusta makes such good sense,â&#x20AC;? Furyk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less of that than anywhere else. Everyone is afraid to lose their ticket. The etiquette and behavior is far better than anywhere else because of the fear factor.â&#x20AC;? Still to be determined is the state of his game. Woods left for a Mississippi clinic for therapy on Dec. 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the day after his 34th birthday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and returned Feb. 11 to prepare for his first public appearance at the TPC Sawgrass when he apologized for his behavior and confessed to extramarital affairs. He took no questions. He spent another week in Arizona for family therapy, returning Feb. 27 and heading to the practice range to get back into a routine. His coach, Hank Haney, was with him at Isleworth last week.

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Sports Standings NBA Glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Cleveland 52 15 .776 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; d-Orlando 47 21 .691 51â &#x201E;2 Atlanta 42 23 .646 9 d-Boston 42 24 .636 91â &#x201E;2 Milwaukee 36 29 .554 15 Charlotte 34 31 .523 17 Miami 35 32 .522 17 Toronto 32 33 .492 19 Chicago 31 34 .477 20 New York 24 43 .358 28 Detroit 23 44 .343 29 Philadelphia 23 44 .343 29 Washington 21 44 .323 30 Indiana 21 45 .318 301â &#x201E;2 New Jersey 7 59 .106 441â &#x201E;2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-L.A. Lakers 49 18 .731 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; d-Dallas 45 22 .672 4 d-Denver 45 22 .672 4 Utah 43 24 .642 6 Oklahoma City 41 24 .631 7 Phoenix 41 26 .612 8 San Antonio 39 25 .609 81â &#x201E;2 Portland 41 28 .594 9 Houston 34 31 .523 14 Memphis 35 32 .522 14 New Orleans 33 35 .485 161â &#x201E;2 L.A. Clippers 25 43 .368 241â &#x201E;2 Sacramento 23 44 .343 26 Golden State 18 48 .273 301â &#x201E;2 Minnesota 14 53 .209 35 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games New York 94, Philadelphia 84 Boston 119, Detroit 93 Houston 125, Denver 123 Utah 112, Washington 89 L.A. Lakers 124, Golden State 121 New Orleans 108, L.A. Clippers 100 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

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

NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Washington 69 46 14 9 101 270 195 d-Pittsburgh 69 41 23 5 87 217 197 d-Buffalo 67 36 21 10 82 183 170 New Jersey 68 41 24 3 85 183 164 Ottawa 69 37 27 5 79 186 197 Philadelphia 68 36 28 4 76 203 185 Montreal 70 35 29 6 76 191 194 Boston 68 30 26 12 72 169 175 N.Y. Rangers 69 31 29 9 71 181 188 Tampa Bay 68 28 28 12 68 182 209 Atlanta 68 28 29 11 67 200 221 Florida 67 28 29 10 66 174 193 N.Y. Islanders 69 28 32 9 65 180 214 Carolina 68 28 32 8 64 189 211 Toronto 69 23 34 12 58 183 234 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-San Jose 68 43 15 10 96 224 172 d-Chicago 68 44 18 6 94 225 170 d-Vancouver 69 43 23 3 89 228 176 Phoenix 69 42 22 5 89 187 169

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NIT Glance First Round Tuesday, March 16 Northeastern (20-12) at Connecticut (17-15), 7 p.m. N.C. State (19-15) at South Florida (20-12), 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina (28-6) at UAB (23-8), 8 p.m. Texas Tech (17-15) at Seton Hall (19-12), 9 p.m. William & Mary (22-10) at North Carolina (16-16), 9:30 p.m. Jackson State (19-12) at Mississippi State (23-11), 10 p.m. Jacksonville (19-12) at Arizona State (22-10), 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 Tulsa (23-11) at Kent State (23-9), 7 p.m. Illinois State (22-10) at Dayton (2012), 7 p.m. Weber State (20-10) at Cincinnati (18-15), 7 p.m. Quinnipiac (23-9) at Virginia Tech (23-8), 7 p.m. Northwestern (20-13) at Rhode Island (23-9), 7 p.m. Troy (20-12) at Mississippi (21-10),

8 p.m. Nevada (20-12) at Wichita State (259), 8:05 p.m. Illinois (19-14) at Stony Brook (22-9), 9 p.m. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (17-15) at Memphis (23-9), 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Second Round March 18-22 Illinois-Stony Brook winner vs. TulsaKent State winner, TBA Illinois State-Dayton winner vs. Weber State-Cincinnati winner, TBA Jacksonville-Arizona State winner vs. Texas Tech-Seton Hall winner, TBA St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Memphis winner vs. TroyMississippi winner, TBA Quinnipiac-Virginia Tech winner vs. Northeastern-Connecticut winner, TBA Nevada-Wichita State winner vs. Northwestern-Rhode Island winner, TBA Jackson State-Mississippi State winner vs. William & Mary-North Carolina winner, TBA N.C. State-South Florida winner vs. Coastal Carolina-UAB winner, TBA

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quarterfinals March 23-24 Illinois-Stony Brook-Tulsa-Kent State winner vs. Illinois State-Dayton-Weber State-Cincinnati winner, TBA Jacksonville-Arizona State-Texas TechSeton Hall winner vs. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Memphis-Troy-Mississippi winner, TBA Quinnipiac-Virginia Tech-NortheasternConnecticut winner vs. Nevada-Wichita State-Northwestern-Rhode Island winner, TBA Jackson State-Mississippi State-William & Mary-North Carolina winner, vs. N.C. State-South Florida-Coastal Carolina-UAB winner, TBA â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Semifinals Tuesday, March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York First Game, 7 p.m. Second Game, 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 1 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

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By The Associated Press All Times EDT Opening Round Tuesday, March 16 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Arkansas-Pine Bluff (17-15) vs. Winthrop (19-13), 7:30 p.m. EAST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Kentucky (32-2) vs. ETSU (20-14), 7:15 p.m. Texas (24-9) vs. Wake Forest (19-10), 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Marquette (22-11) vs. Washington (24-9), 7:20 p.m. New Mexico (29-4) vs. Montana (22-9), 30 minutes following Friday, March 19 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. West Virginia (27-6) vs. Morgan State (27-9), 12:15 p.m. Clemson (21-10) vs. Missouri (22-10), 30 minutes following At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Temple (29-5) vs. Cornell (27-4), 12:30 p.m. Wisconsin (23-8) vs. Wofford (26-8), 30 minutes following Second Round Saturday, March 20 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Kentucky-ETSU winner vs. Texas-Wake Forest winner At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. New Mexico-Montana winner vs. MarquetteWashington winner Sunday, March 21 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. West Virginia-Morgan State winner vs. Clemson-Missouri winner At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Wisconsin-Wofford winner vs. Temple-Cornell winner At The Carrier Dome Syracuse, N.Y. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 25 Kentucky-ETSUâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Texas-Wake Forest winner vs. Wisconsin-Woffordâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Temple-Cornell winner West Virginia-Morgan Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Clemson-Missouri winner vs. New Mexico-Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Marquette-Washington winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 27 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Villanova (24-7) vs. Robert Morris (23-11), 12:30 p.m. Richmond (26-8) vs. Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calif. (265), 30 minutes following At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Notre Dame (23-11) vs. Old Dominion (26-8), 12:25 p.m. Baylor (25-7) vs. Sam Houston State (25-7), 30 minutes following Friday, March 19 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Duke (29-5) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff-Winthrop winner, 7:25 p.m. California (23-10) vs. Louisville (20-12), 30 minutes following At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash.

Purdue (27-5) vs. Siena (27-6), 2:30 p.m. Texas A&M (23-9) vs. Utah State (27-7), 30 minutes following Second Round Saturday, March 20 At Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Villanova-Robert Morris winner vs. RichmondSaint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calif. winner At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Baylor-Sam Houston State winner vs. Notre Dame-Old Dominion winner Sunday, March 21 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Arkansas-Pine Bluff-Winthrop winner vs. California-Louisville winner At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Purdue-Siena winner vs. Texas A&M-Utah State winner At Reliant Stadium Houston Regional Semifinals Friday, March 26 Duke-Arkansas-Pine Bluff-Winthropâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;California-Louisville winner vs. Purdue-Sienaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Texas A&M-Utah State winner Villanova-Robert Morrisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Richmond-Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calif. winner vs. Baylor-Sam Houston Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Notre Dame-Old Dominion winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 28 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Georgetown (23-10) vs. Ohio (21-14), 7:25 p.m. Tennessee (25-8) vs. San Diego State (25-8), 30 minutes following At The Ford Center Oklahoma City UNLV (25-8) vs. Northern Iowa (28-4), 7:10 p.m. Kansas (32-2) vs. Lehigh (22-10), 30 minutes following Friday, March 19 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Oklahoma State (22-10) vs. Georgia Tech (22-12), 7:15 p.m. Ohio State (27-7) vs. UC Santa Barbara (209), 30 minutes following At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Michigan State (24-8) vs. New Mexico State (22-11), 7:20 p.m. Maryland (23-8) vs. Houston (19-15), 30 minutes following Second Round Saturday, March 20 At Dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Georgetown-Ohio winner vs. Tennessee-San Diego State winner At The Ford Center Oklahoma City Kansas-Lehigh winner vs. UNLV-Northern Iowa winner Sunday, March 21 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Ohio State-UC Santa Barbara winner vs. Oklahoma State-Georgia Tech winner At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Maryland-Houston winner vs. Michigan StateNew Mexico State winner At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Regional Semifinals Friday, March 26 Kansas-Lehighâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;UNLV-Northern Iowa winner vs. Maryland-Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Michigan State-New Mexico State winner Ohio State-UC Santa Barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Oklahoma State-Georgia Tech winner vs. GeorgetownOhioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tennessee-San Diego State winner

Regional Championship Sunday, March 28 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City BYU (29-5) vs. Florida (21-12), 12:20 p.m. Kansas State (26-7) vs. North Texas (24-8), 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Vanderbilt (24-8) vs. Murray State (30-4), 2:30 p.m. Butler (28-4) vs. UTEP (26-6)), 30 minutes following Friday, March 19 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. Gonzaga (26-6) vs. Florida State (22-9), 7:10 p.m. Syracuse (28-4) vs. Vermont (25-9), 30 minutes following At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Xavier (24-8) vs. Minnesota (21-13), 12:25 p.m. Pittsburgh (24-8) vs. Oakland, Mich. (26-8), 30 minutes following Second Round Saturday, March 20 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City Kansas State-North Texas winner vs. BYUFlorida winner At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Vanderbilt-Murray State winner vs. ButlerUTEP winner Sunday, March 21 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. Syracuse-Vermont winner vs. Gonzaga-Florida State winner At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Pittsburgh-Oakland, Mich. winner vs. XavierMinnesota winner At Energy Solution Arena Salt Lake City Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 25 Syracuse-Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gonzaga-Florida State winner vs. Vanderbilt-Murray Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ButlerUTEP winner Kansas State-North Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;BYU-Florida winner winner vs. Pittsburgh-Oakland, Mich.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Xavier-Minnesota winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 27 Semifinal winners

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ment when they were the No. 2 seed. They were the biggest upset victim of the first round of last year’s NCAA tournament when they were a No. 4 seed and were thoroughly outplayed by 13th-seeded Cleveland State. And, most recently, they were lethargic early and often during a 21point beating at the hands of 12th-seeded Miami last week in the first round of the ACC tournament. That punctuated a late-season slide in which they lost four of five after briefly cracking the AP Top 25. “Going into this tournament, everybody is 0-0,” center Chas McFarland said. “Records don’t mean anything. Basically, it’s a whole new season.” Still, Wake Forest can’t help but have some unfinished business — especially after the way they were bounced last year. When the season began, Smith said he still hadn’t watched tape of that 15-point loss that left a “bitter, bitter taste.” Twelve months later, the sourness has subsided some — but it’s still there.

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seed Wake Forest will play eighth-seeded Texas on Thursday in the first round of the East Regional. “It’s all about being mentally tough, mentally strong and playing with a lot of emotion and energy from the beginning,” he added. “If we do that, we give ourselves a chance to win the game, no matter who we’re playing.” The Demon Deacons (19-10) arrived in the Big Easy on Tuesday afternoon, after their travel plans were pushed forward a few hours due to the availability of the team’s flight. That gave them some extra time to prepare for the Longhorns (24-9) and maybe even figure out a way to snap their pesky losing streak in the postseason. They’re 0-4 in March tournaments under coach Dino Gaudio. That slide included a cold-shooting setback to Maryland in last year’s ACC tourna-

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team in the lineup. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” said Dickens. “The girls played hard and got a big win for this team. I’m pleased that we found the net for the first time and that we finished. However, I would’ve liked to have had our four starters out there. We still have a lot of work to do.” Earlier in the match, on an attempt to clear a corner kick, the Falcons inadvertently scored an own goal in the 25th minute to put Grace Christian (1-2, 1-2) ahead, 1-0. “Our player was trying to knock down a corner kick and it hit her leg at the wrong angle,” said Lee Christian coach Eric Davidson. “It was a mistake on

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their first victory of the season. “Taylor’s goal was absolutely huge for us,” said Grace Christian head coach Caleb Dickens. “She made a good read and was able to find the net. She’s a big part of this team and for her just being a sophomore says a lot about her.” Hilliard’s goal was also the first goal of the season for the Crusaders, who have seven firstyear players in their lineup and are without four starters due to academic ineligibility. Dickens, while being proud of the win, also wishes he would’ve had his full

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McFarland admitted it’s “in the back of your mind” but vowed that this isn’t the same Wake Forest team that lost that one. “You know what, we’re back in this position,” Smith said. “Is it bothersome? A little bit, obviously. You don’t let that sour taste out of your mouth until you win one in the NCAA tournament. ... But we don’t think about last year. That’s kind of way behind us. We’re trying to focus on Texas.” Maybe the Demon Deacons can pick up some good karma from one of their all-time greats who now plays in New Orleans. Chris Paul of the Hornets was the last Wake Forest point guard to win an NCAA tournament game when he beat Chattanooga in 2005. The Hornets are on the road this week. Smith, the point guard of the present, would gladly accept another of his frequent messages of encouragement. “I’m sure he’ll shoot us a text and tell us ‘Good luck,’ like he does all the time,” Smith said.

after a win, after a loss, because it’s an abrupt ending. The tournament is cruel in its abruptness.” With three players — ACC tournament MVP Kyle Singler, heady guard Jon Scheyer and Smith — capable of scoring 20 points in any game, and 7-foot-1 center Brian Zoubek finally putting up rebounding numbers that suit his sizable frame, these Blue Devils appear better built to make a deep tournament run than their most recent predecessors, with Krzyzewski calling this his best team since the 2005-06 team was led by J.J. Redick. Even that group wound up going home early, with LSU ending Redick’s college career in the regional semifinal round. This team is embracing its status as a No. 1 seed — when that was announced Sunday night, Smith tweeted simply: “Yessirrr!!!” — without getting caught up in looking too far down the bracket. But that’s not to say that Smith isn’t aware which team could await in a second-round matchup: Louisville. And understandably so. Smith’s late father Derek was a nine-year NBA veteran who played on the Cardinals’ national championship team in 1980. “I’m not going to lie — I’m definitely looking forward to (playing Louisville), if that was to be the possible matchup,” Smith said. “Knowing my father went there and knowing everybody on the team, I know the program and everybody around Louisville basketball, so that’d be a treat to play them.”

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if there’s one thing these players have learned through the stages of their careers, it’s that getting to the national semifinals isn’t quite as simple as those Duke teams made it look in the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. Krzyzewski may have made it to 10 Final Fours in three decades at Duke, but not with any of his current players. “There’s so many upsets every year, every game’s going to be hard,” Smith said. “So we definitely don’t pay any attention to the ’easy path’ thing.” In large part, that’s because nothing ever came easy for the current Blue Devils in past NCAA tournaments, and while the seniors have made incremental progress in advancing a step deeper in the bracket each year, each run still ended with an upset. The seniors were freshmen on the team that went one-and-done against Virginia Commonwealth. The following year, they won their opener — in lastsecond fashion against 15th-seeded Belmont — before being bounced by West Virginia. Last year’s group reached the round of 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were knocked out by eventual Final Four participant Villanova. “I think it’s good for our upperclassmen to remember the last three tournaments, and what they learned from them,” Krzyzewski said. “How they felt

our end, but in soccer, you’ve got to have a short memory and not dwell on those kinds of things.” The Lady Falcons drop to 0-5-1 this season and fall to 0-3-1 in the NCCSA 3-A West Conference. On Monday night, the Falcons battled to a 1-1 draw with Gospel Light in 100 minutes of action. Davidson says that his team just ran out of gas during the final stretch. “We had our opportunities, we just couldn’t finish,” said Davidson. “I think we were a little fatigued towards the end and we just had nothing left. Asking kids to play 180 minutes of soccer in two days, especially this early in the season, is too much to ask for. I thought we played well, we just

got tired.” The Falcons got on the board in the 57th minute, which tied the match at 1. Jessica Dunn received a pass from Lauren Lane and booted the ball past Grace goalkeeper Randi Kerr. Other than that, though, the Falcons just couldn’t find the net. In the 63rd minute, a shot by Lee Christian’s Erica Davidson bounced off the crossbar. “We had so many chances,” said Eric Davidson. “We just couldn’t capitalize.” Dickens was complimentary of Lee Christian’s Whitney O’Quinn, who he feels might be the best player in the conference by season’s end.

“She’s quite a player,” said Dickens. “She played very well for them. She’s physical and aggressive and makes everyone on her team better. She’s got what it takes to be one of the best players in the conference this year. She’s huge for them.” Although the Falcons might have technically outscored the Crusaders, Davidson isn’t making excuses for the loss. He was complimentary of Hilliard’s game-winning effort. “That was a great goal that Taylor scored there in the end,” said Davidson. “They beat us fair and square and that’s to their credit. We can’t make any excuses. We’ve got to move on and rebound from this.”

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Happy Birthday: Emotional issues will be brought to the surface. You can’t take advantage of the opportunities that are present this year if you labor over trivial matters. Open a door that will lead you in a new direction, allowing you to use your creativity and original ideas. A partnership that will help inspire you is apparent and can bring favorable results. Your numbers are 8, 12, 22, 27, 34, 39, 46 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t put up with anyone trying to hold you back. Be bold and honest about your intentions and plans. A personal problem may seem impossible but, once you begin to deal with it, you will discover a way to turn things around. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get to the bottom of things quickly to avoid unnecessary criticism and opposition. Positive changes will bring about better relationships. Share your ideas with an organization looking for solutions and reform. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do everything you can to help others. Your response to a cry for help will bring you in contact with people who have plenty to say but little to offer. Don’t fall for empty promises. Get everything in writing. CANCER (June 21July 22): If you are too involved in what others think of you, it may end up costing you. Put your work first in order to avoid any uncertainty regarding your future. Finish what you start before you take care of personal matters. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Focus on love, romance and the person you favor. Taking a serious look at your current lifestyle or beliefs will help you make decisions about the future. An unorthodox offer may be tempting but read the fine print. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be tempted to jump into a deal that

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DEAR TENTATIVE TOM: When an individual has reached middle age, that person is considered mature enough to know when he (or she) is comfortable enough with another person to engage in “intimacy.” No time limit is engraved in stone. As to who should call whom first to offer congratulations on a fine performance, there is no reason to stand on ceremony. Everyone likes a compliment, and a prompt, “Thank you for a wonderful time; it was great,” is not considered needy — it’s good manners. o DEAR ABBY: I recently experienced an awkward situation. I reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen in about four years. The last time I saw her she was pregnant. I asked about her baby, and she informed me that he had died a few months after his birth. She clearly found the memory sad, but at the same time had

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moved on. I didn’t want to force her to re-experience the event by asking her what happened, but it seemed rude to abruptly change the subject to some minor matter after such sobering news. What is the polite thing to say when someone tells you about a tragedy, but long after it happened? — WORDS FAIL ME, PEKIN, ILL.

never mentioned, and for the last nine years I have raised my daughter by myself. I am recently married to a wonderful man who takes care of both of us very well. My daughter has never asked anything about her father, but I know down the road she’ll want to know what happened. I don’t know when I should talk to her about this, and if I should take any legal steps to claim child support. Part of me feels that I should go for it; part of me is saying I should just let it go. Your thoughts, please? — AMBIVALENT IN PLANO, TEXAS

DEAR WORDS: The correct way to handle it would have been to say, “I’m so sorry for your loss,” and let your friend decide whether to discuss it further or change the subject. In other words, let her take the lead.

DEAR AMBIVALENT: The time to tell your daughter the details is when she starts asking you questions. Whether you should seek retroactive child support is something you should discuss with an attorney. While it might result in a nice chunk of change that could be put toward your daughter’s college education, it could also result in the biological father’s having access to the girl. And frankly, a man who not only cheats on his wife but shirks his financial responsibility to his daughter strikes me as less than a positive role model.

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DEAR ABBY: When I was married I had an affair with a married man. We had a child together, and I divorced my husband. When the affair ended, child support was

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Helicopter rescues horse stranded on Ariz. sandbar

Man arrested after firing shotgun at his own fence

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s not every day you see a horse fly. But with the greatest of ease, a heavy-duty helicopter plucked a mustang named Colorado off a western Arizona river sandbar Tuesday morning, reuniting him with his owner. Colorado spent five days stranded on the sandbar along the Gila River about 36 miles southwest of Phoenix. The Gila’s swift-moving current prevented an earlier rescue and the horse was trapped on the sandbar with a few bushes and trees to munch on. His rider was one of three people rescued after they tried to ride in the river Friday. A veterinarian prepped the 900-pound horse for the flight Tuesday by injecting him with a tranquilizer before placing him in a harness with blinders on. Once he was airborne, Colorado flew effortlessly and never bucked, his black mane and tail blowing in the wind. As the helicopter gently let Colorado down, the horse’s back legs buckled a bit before he straightened up. Colorado’s owner Vickie Eshenbaugh and volunteers were there to greet the flying mustang’s aerial arrival about a half mile from where he was stranded. “He’s doing good,” Eshenbaugh told KTVK-TV in Phoenix. “I always wanted a Pegasus.” Veterinarian Dr. Julie Lewis of the Southwest Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Phoenix said Colorado was well-behaved during the flight despite the loud noise from the helicopter.

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A 41-yearold man faces felony charges after firing a shotgun at the fence around his home to “blow off steam” after an argument with his wife. Mandeville police spokesman Eric Gulino said officers were called to the home Sunday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots from the property. The Times-Picayune reported the man told police he had been in an argument with his wife and had fired at his own fence to relieve his anger. No one was injured by the shots and the only property the man damaged was his own, but police booked him with illegally discharging a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property, which are both felonies. He also was booked with disturbing the peace.

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AG: Mass. dentist used paper clips in root canals FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts. The state attorney general announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted former Fall River dentist Michael Clair last week. The charges include assault and battery, larceny, submitting false claims to Medicaid and illegally prescribing drugs.

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Evil is real, but God’s power is stronger Q: If God made everything, doesn’t that mean He made the devil? And if He made the devil, doesn’t that mean God is responsible for all the evil in the world? Personally, I’m not convinced that God is good, like most preachers say. I think He is probably a mixture of good and evil, just like we are. -- P.L. A: There is much about evil we don’t understand -- nor will we understand it fully until we enter heaven. Some day all our questions will be answered -- but not yet. However, the Bible is absolutely clear about the question you’ve raised: Evil did not originate with God, nor is He in any sense the author or source of evil. God is absolutely pure and holy and good, and He is without sin of any kind -- far purer than we can even imagine. The Bible says of God, “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong” (Habakkuk 1:13). We are a mixture of good and evil -- but God isn’t, nor will He ever be. Where, then, did evil come from? The Bible indicates that before the world was made God created the angels. But they weren’t robots; they had a free will -- and some of them chose to rebel against God. They wanted to take God’s place -- and from that moment on evil became a reality (see Isaiah 14:12-15). Yes, evil is real -- but so is God, and so is His goodness and His power. That’s why I invite you to come to Jesus Christ and find your hope in Him. He alone gives us victory over evil -- victory in our lives right now, and victory over evil forever when He comes again.


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are looking for at prices they can afford.” Obama’s campaign is largely focused on school lunches and vending machines, along with making healthy food more available and encouraging children to exercise more. Scott Faber, a lobbyist for the grocery association, said the industry is open to working with the government on finding ways to produce healthier foods. “Consumers are demanding more and more healthy choices,” he said. “Our industry will do our part by changing the way we make and market our foods, but government has a big role to play as well.” While introducing Michelle Obama Tuesday, Rick Wolford, chairman and CEO of Del Monte Foods Co. and chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, said it is “a watershed moment in the fight against obesity.” “We are willing to do more and we are willing to go the extra mile,” he said. This approach is a far cry from the fights consumer groups had with food companies a decade ago, said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “When I first started working on junk food in schools, it was a very contentious issue where we regularly did battle with junk and snack food companies,” she said. “Now it’s a whole new world, and many of them are supporting updating standards.”

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PepsiCo cuts sugary drinks from schools worldwide NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo plans to remove sugary drinks from schools worldwide, following the success of programs in the U.S. aimed at cutting down on childhood obesity. The company said Tuesday it will remove fullcalorie, sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012, marking the first such move by a major soft drink producer. Both PepsiCo Inc., the world’s second-biggest soft drink maker, and No. 1 player Coca-Cola Co. adopted guidelines to stop selling sugary drinks in U.S. schools in 2006. The World Heart Federation has been negotiating with soft drink makers to have them remove sugary beverages from schools for the past year as it looks to fight a rise in childhood obesity, which can lead to diabetes, heart problems and other ailments.

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Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, 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 of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on March 24, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT #71 as shown on the map entitled, "Final Plat for Brownstone, Section II, West Sanford Twp., Lee Co., N.C.", dated June 23, 1999, by Bracken & Associates under the direction and supervision of Robert J. Bracken RLS #L-1373, which map is recorded in Plat Cabinet 9, Slide 5-H, Lee County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2629 Bristol Way, Sanford, NC 27330.

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (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. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS WHERE IS.â&#x20AC;? There are no representations of 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. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Eric S. Furl and wife, Kimberly A. Furl. An Order for possession of the property

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may be issued purit. The purchaser suant to G.S. 45-21.29 will have no further in favor of the purremedy. chaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior Lisa S. Campbell court of the county in Substitute Trustee which the property is PO Box 4006 sold. Any person Wilmington, NC who occupies the 28406 property pursuant to PHONE: 910-392-4971 a rental agreement FAX: 910-392-8051 entered into or renewed on or after OcFile No.: 09-17415tober 1, 2007, may, afFC01 ter receiving the noNOTICE OF tice of sale, terminate FORECLOSURE the rental agreement SALE upon 10 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written 10 -SP-57 notice to the Under and by virtue landlord. The notice of the power of sale shall also state that upon termination of contained in a certain Deed of Trust made a by JENIPHER D. rental agreement, the SCHNEIDER to H. tenant is liable for rent due under the TERRY HUTCHENS, rental agreement pro- .Trustee(s), dated the rated to the effective 19 TH day of December, 2005 and recorddate of the termination. ed in Book 1007, Page 367, LEE County RegIf the trustee is un- istry, North Carolina, Default having been able to convey title to this property for any made in the payment of the note thereby reason, the sole remesedy of the purchaser is cured by the said the return of the deposit. Reasons of Deed of Trust and the undersigned, ANsuch inability to convey include, but are DERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., having not limited to, the filbeen substituted as ing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the Trustee in said Deed confirmation of the of Trust by an instrument duly recorded sale and reinstatein the Office of the ment of the loan Register of Deeds of withLEE County, North out the knowledge of Carolina and the the trustee. If the val- holder of the note evidencing said indebtidity of the sale is challenged by any edness having directed that the Deed of party, the trustee, in Trust be foreclosed, their sole discretion, if they believe the the undersigned Substitute Trustee will challenge to have offer for sale at the merit, may request Courthouse Door, in the court to declare the City of SANthe sale to be void FORD, LEE County, and return the deposNorth Carolina at 3:30

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O'CLOCK P.M. ON MARCH 31, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of LEE, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 24, Hearthfield Lakes Subdivision, Section 2, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet 8, Slide 3D, Lee County Registry. Reference to said plat is hereby made for a more perfect description of said lot. Said property being located at: 342 Brookfield Circle, Sanford, NC 27330 PRESENT RECORD OWNER BEING: JENIPHER D. SCHNEIDER Trustee may. in; the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. 45-21.23. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the statutory final assessment fee of forty-five cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A?308 (a) (1), and any applicable county and/or state land transfer tax and/or revenue tax. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the purchase price so bid, at that time he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. 4521.30(d) and (e). 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 of 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. 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. That an Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.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. The notice shall also state that 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 the 10TH day of MARCH, 2010. Michael W. Strickland, as Attorney for and President of ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., Substitute Trustee 210 East Russell Street, Suite 104 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301 (910) 483-3300 PUBLISH: March 17, 2010 March 24, 2010

the 24th day of March, 2010 at 12:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock P.M. This property is being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, WHERE ISâ&#x20AC;? and said sale shall be subject to all superior liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. There is a deed of trust or mortgage on file with the Register of Deeds on this property. The judgment debtor has not claimed his exemptions in this real property used as a residence and farm land. If the debtor has claimed this exemption, he is entitled to receive and retain $ 18,500 in value from the proceeds of the sale of this property. Sales for an amount less than the exemption claimed shall not be final. The sale shall be held open for ten (10) days for the filing of upset bids as required by law. No sale is final until confirmed by the Clerk of Superior Court of the issuing county.

Margaret Smith Blue and others; thence as the Blue line S 19° 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; E 436.7 feet to an existing iron stake; thence S 74° 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W 209.96 feet to an existing iron stake; thence S 19°35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; E 149.29 feet to an existing iron stake; thence S 83°59â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W 564.25 feet to an existing iron stake; thence N 17°18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W 333 feet to an iron stake, a corner of grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s triangular lot; thence N 83°57â&#x20AC;&#x2122; E 256.30 feet to an existing iron, the southeast corner of grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.29 acres; thence as grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line N 7°10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W 231.12 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 7.97 acres, more or less.

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06CVD001080 Smith Farm Services Inc. PO Box 537 1401 S Main Street Lillington, NC 27546 -VSWilliam Bill Holder NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE 282 McDougald Road OF REAL PROPERTY FOR JUDGEMENT Sanford, NC 27330

The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in Greenwood Township, Lee County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract: 1 BEGINNING at an iron stake in the McDougal line, southwest corner of the Georgie H. Holder lot, running thence as McDougal line South 74 degrees 33 minutes West 560.65 feet to an iron stake; thence North 17 degrees 20 minutes West 256.95 feet to iron stake; thence North 83 degrees 59 minutes East 564.25 feet to an iron stake in the western line of the Georgie H. Holder lot; thence as the Georgie H. Holder western line South 19 degrees 45 minutes East 165.18 feet the point of BEGINNING, containing 2.70 acres, more or less.

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Beginning at a stone, a common corner of D. A. McDougald, Johnny Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40 acres (formerly J. F. Stone) and the S. V. Godwin heirs; thence as a line of Johnny Carter (formerly J. F. Stone) N. 70° 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; E 429.7 feet to a stake, large oak pointer, John N. Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner in Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line; thence as John N. Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (formerly Lula Sedum) line S. 57° E. 247.5 feet to a stone and pine pointers; thence as another line of John Kennedy ( formerly Lula Sedum) S. 32° W. 313.5 feet to a stake, Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner in D. A. McDougaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line; thence as D. A. McDougaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line N. 60° 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W. to the BEGINNING, containing 2.2 acres more or less and being the same tract of land surveyed and shown on a map by H. W. Jones, RLS, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Property of S. V. Godsin Heirs, Greenwood Township, Lee County, North Carolina, dated August 15, 1960,â&#x20AC;? to which map reference is made.

UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution Said property is comissued by the above monly known as 282 named court in the McDougald Road, above-entitled action Sanford, NC 27332. The property hereion the 13th day Nonabove described was vember at 11:41 A.M. The property herei- acquired by Grantor in the year 2009, dinabove described was by instrument rerected to the under acquired by Grantor corded in Estates 78Sheriff from the by instrument re- E-66, refer to Book 101 Supecorded in Book 275 Page 424 Second rior Court of Harnett Page 225. Tract. County, I will offer This the 1st for sale to the highest Tract: 2 day of March, in the bidder for cash whatyear 2010 ever right, title, and BEGINinterest, the judgNING at an existing Tracy Carter ment debtor owns or iron, the northeast Sheriff may own in the folcorner of the granlowing described real torâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.29 acres property which is described in By: subject to sale under the deed recorded in Capt. K. C. Kirkman execution. This sale Book 274, Page 402, Deputy shall be held at the Lee County Registry, following location: EXECUTOR and being Steps of the Lee NOTICE shown on plat hereto Counattached, and runty Court House inside HAVING qualified as ning thence N 78°06â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the glass doors as desExecutor of the estate E 449.10 feet to a set ignated by the Clerk of Larry Edward iron in the line of of Superior Court on Haithcox, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the unVolt Workforce Solutions is hiring for a dersigned within three months from variety of light industrial positions, including March 3, 2010 or this assemblers and machine operators, for a notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovlarge manufacturing facility in Sanford. ery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediPositions are 1st and 2nd shift, ate payment. This 3rd, day of March, $8.00/hr. Jobs to start immediately! 2010. Rickey Fletcher Haithcox Applicants must: 319 N.11th Street * Have a HS Diploma or GED Sanford , NC, 27330 Executor/trix * Pass a 7 year criminal background check of the estate of Larry Edward and pre-employment drug screen Haithcox * Pass a standardized test (March 3, 10, 17, 24)

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370 Home Repair

Found Male Dog off Spring Hill Church Road Call to Claim Western Harnett 910-964-6958

L.C Harrell Home Improvement Decks, Porches, Buildings Remodel/Repair, Electrical Interior-Exterior Quality Work Affordable Prices No job Too Small No Job Too Large (919)770-3853

Found Small Black & White Dog. Corner of Weatherspoon & Brinn Street Call to Claim. 919-777-9668

190 Yard Sales 5 Family Yard Sale, No early birds. Fri 8-Until & Sat 7:30am-Until 215 Stroud St., off Hawkins Ave. Furniture, ladies suits all sizes, whatnots, plus sz clothes, lots of childrens’ clothes, TV, HH items, toys. All Night Trackers Relay For Life Team Big Yard Sale Turners Chapel Church 1344 Colon Road Saturday March 20th 7am - 11am Sausage Biscuits & Gravy Biscuits. Big Variety of Items Ask about our YARD SALE SPECIAL

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Get a FREE “kit”: 6 signs, 60 price stickers, 6 arrows, marker, inventory sheet, tip sheet! *Days must be consecutive Carport Yard Sale 2012 Cool Springs Rd. Friday & Saturday 7am-Until Bottles, Jewelry, Glassware, Rocker, Painting, Pictures, Yard Furniture, Pet Cages, Grill, Dolls, & More! SAN LEE CHAPEL SPRING CONSIGNMENT 3215 Keller-Andrews Road (919)498-5808 3/19-12-8 --- 3/20- 8-1 consigners welcome 60% Commission, Accepting gently used clothes for the entire family, furniture, etc. Call us or email us at consigner@ sanleechapel.com Yard Sale Saturday, March 20th 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 3206 Foggy Mountain Loop (Westcroft Subdivision) TV’s, Housewares, Clothing, etc.

200 Transportation 210 Vehicles Wanted Big Boys Junk Cars looking for junk cars. Anywhere from $100 to $200 a car. Call Anytime: 910-3911791

240 Cars - General 2000 Ford Escort Low Miles Very Good Condition $3,000 (919)775-5783 95 Ford Escort Station Wagon 5 Speed Runs Good. Cold AC No Reverse $850 OBO 919-478-7928 Automobile Policy: Three different automobile ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

For Sale 1989 Mercedes Benz Runs-Good Motor $1000 Call: 774-1801

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General Coordinator for Exchange Students P/T. Recruit hosts, provide support and activities. Must be 25 years of age and love teens. Make friends worldwide! www.aspectfoundation.org Ephesus Baptist Church is wanting an Intrim Chancellor Choir Director, must be available for Wednesday night choir practice, Sunday morning/evening services and special occasions. For more details please contact Rhonda Puckett at 919-774-4900 ext 106 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 919-718-1324 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. HVAC Service Tech NEEDED: HVAC RESIDENTIAL LIGHT COMMERCIAL SERVICE TECHNICIANS needed by HVAC Contractor 910-893-9949 EOE Jameson Inn of Sanford is now accepting applications for •House Keeping •Front Desk and •PT Maintance apply at the Jameson Inn on Horner Blvd. No Phone Calls Please

425 Help Wanted Child Care

Fire Wood Mixed Hardwoods Smaller Scholars Full Size Pick Up Montessori is looking for PT Split & Delivered $85 afternoon Teacher working 499-1617/353-9607 25-30 hours a week with ability for full time. All 650 applicants must be 18 Household/Furniture years old with a high school diploma. Apply in 6 Pieces Girls BR Suite person1480 McNeil Road Single Bed Great Condition any questions please call $750 Must See 919-777-9374 China Cabinet with Hutch $400 910-890-3928 500

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600 Merchandise 601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less *“Bargain Bin” ads are free for five consecutive days. Items must total $250 or less, and the price must be included in the ad. Multiple items at a single price (i.e., jars $1 each), and animals/pets do not qualify. One free “Bargain Bin” ad per household per month.

18 cubic ft. GE no frost refrigerator/freezer w/ ice maker. Excellent condition. $250 Call: 919-776-6162 3 Prom Dresses 1.White & Black, Full Skirt, Size 10, $75. 2.Navy Blue ,A Line, Size 10 $25. 3.Black & Silver Sparkle, Straight w/ Side Slit, Sm/Lg, $50. Call: 775-8118 52 inch HomeTrends Deluxe 5 Blade Ceiling Fan. New In Box Paid $85- New $45 Call: 499-3354 Christmas Tree Never Used $12 919-258-6682

Multiple medium-heavy industrial positions. Located Dinning Room Set Cherry in Moncure, NC. 24/7 Wood Table & 3 Chairs schedule either of these $140, 13’’ BatMan TV shifts: 7am-7pm or 7pm$50, Play Pin $40. 7am. CLEAN background 919-478--8600 checks & drug screens required. Exp. in an automatElectric Maytag washer ed manufacturing environand Kenmore dryer - $75. ment, wood industry a +. ea. 2-wooden twin beds Hourly rate depends on powith boxspring and sition. HS or GED req., admattress-$50.00 ea. vanced education/exp a +. Call 919-770-4236 Skills sets needed: forklift experience, PC skills (MS Full Mattress Set office), strong organizationGood Condition. al & planning skills. Posi$50 tions will be working on 258-5906 sanding and saw lines to Gateway Computer For ensure continuous flow of Sale: Full Set Up Or Tower job duties, while maintainOnly. Call for details: ing clean and safe work en774-1066 vironments. Jobs include: Shipping Loader/Forklift Gazelle Operator, Strapper OperaExcellent Condition tor, Production $60 Or Best Offer Assistant/Press Operator, Call: 919-770-6457 Sander & Saw Operator, Fork Lift Operator & Sanding Line Operator. Call The Glass Display Case- 64x22 $75. Greer Group 919-571Cash Register $60. 0051. Drill Press $50. Temp to hire to start Belt & Disk Sander $50. ASAP Call: 919-718-6169 Now hiring Chauffeurs for part time positions. Must have neat appearance (black suit and tie required at all times), be honest, dependable, and be able to work flexible hours. Customer service/ hospitality background a plus. ULTRA CLEAN background and DMV reports (no exceptions). Pre-employment and random drug testing required. 919-708-5466 3215 Hawkins Ave

640 Firewood

Go Kart 2 seater w/ lights & rollbar. 6 H.P. Needs simple repair. New over $1000. Sacrifice for this free ad $250. Call: 4999442 Heavy Duty Dryer Guaranteed 30 days $100 919-499-1428 New Corner Desk w/ Shelving $100. New Roll Top Secretary Desk $100. Slightly Used Executive Chair $50. Call: 919-718-5894

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

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

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

4 Chihuahua Puppies For Sale 8 Weeks Old 1 Female & 3 Males 258-9867 Chihuahua Puppies For Sale Female Call: 919-499-1134

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 2910 Hawkins (house) 3BR/1BA $750/mo Adcock Rentals 774-6046 3226 Hawkins Avenue (house) 4BR/2BA $1,000/mo Adcock Rentals 774-6046 3BR 1.5 BA, 2 Car Garage House. 1st and Last Month Rent. All App., No Pets. Ingram & West Lee. $850/Mon. Ref 776-9316 Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2story cottage. New carpet, tile, fp, screen porches. Ref req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 919-775-3679

THE SANFORD HERALD Siler City Pentecostal makes every effort to follow Holiness Church is looking HUD guidelines in rental for a part time applicant advertisements placed by who is capable of directing our advertisers. We reserve For Sale Women’s Clothing and producing weekly the right to refuse or 1931 A Model Coupe (New/Used) blended worship services change ad copy as Restored 233 Wicker Street using both new and tradinecessary for Call: 919-478-5432 Sat & Sun 3/20 & 3/21 tional music. Must have a HUD compliances. Noon - 6pm 774-6153 clear testimony of faith and 255 Townhome for Rent solid Biblical beliefs which 605 Sport Utilities Quail Ridge Golf Course concur with our Doctrinal Miscellaneous 2BR, 2BA, LR, Kit CLASSIFIED DEAD- Statement. Compensation is Appliances - No Util to be determined based on For Sale LINE: 2:00 PM $725/mo - 774-8033 experience and ability. If Sand Filters L-M-S, Pumps & DAY BEFORE interested please send Controls, Hoses-Cover, VacPUBLICATION. (2:00 resume to: SCPHC, 17475 730 uum Scimmers, Test Kitspm Friday for Hwy. 64W, Siler City, NC Chlorine, 3 Lawn Mowers, For Rent Sat/Sun ads). San27344, Attn: Pastor Mark 1 4000 Watt Generator Apts/Condos Richardson. ford Herald, ClassiCall: 498-0376 fied Dept., Furnished Studio and Wanted: 29 serious people For Sale Travel Resort of 718-1201 or 1BR Apt. $115-$130 to work from home using a America. Pd to Dec. 31, a week. All utilities paid 718-1204 computer. Up to $1500 to 2010. $500 plus transfer 919-771-5747 $5,000. PT/FT. fees. Dues pd until Aug. 270 www.hdlglobal.com 740 2010 Call: 919-499-1155 Motorcycles Wanted: Organist/Pianist For Rent - Mobile HAVING A for Lillington United Meth2000 Yamaha YZF600R Homes YARD SALE? odist Church for approx. 2 Lowered- Extended 6” 1/2 hrs. per week. Con28,500 miles 1971 SW 2BR 1BA The DEADLINE for tact: Rev. Tommy Smith Asking $3500 or best offer Broadway/Seminole Area Ads is 2 P.M. 910-893-4811 Call: 919-478-2280 $325/mo $100/Dep the day PRIOR Background Check We offer to publication. For Sale 1986 Harley Proof of Income. • BOLD print PREPAYMENT IS Davidson 80 CU FX 770-1788 After 5pm REQUIRED FOR • ENLARGED Custom Complete Front YARD SALE ADS. End. Clean and Runs 3BR/1BA $345/Mo PRINT THE SANFORD HERALD, Great asking $8,000 $200/Dep. Water Inc. • Enlarged CLASSIFIED DEPT. Contact Scott Rental Reference & Deposit 718-1201 or 718-0539 774-1577 Reqd. No Pets. Call: 919Bold Print 718-1204 499-5589 Before 9 PM for part/all of your ad!

300 Businesses/Services 315 Elderly/In-Home Care

Need Immediately: Looking for live-in home care giver to provide light cleaning, cooking and monitor two elderly people. Must have valid drivers license. All expenses paid plus salary. If interested call Bill at (919) 498-1464

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610 Antiques/Art Buy Antiques, Old Items, Odd or unusual items, old things in out building. Cash Paid Call 919-774-6437 anytime

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

3BR/2BA DW 1st & Last Month Rent No Pets $600/mo Harnett County Call: 919-498-0174 4BR/2BA $450/mo $300/dep (Seminole MHP) 2BR/2BA $425/mo $300/dep (Seminole MHP) Call: 919-770-5948 Cameron 3BR/2BA, quiet area, nice home $475 + dep, no pets 910-245-1208

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes Double Wide For Rent 3BR/2BA $575/mo $575/dep Call: 919-343-8341 Small 2 BR Mobile Home Rent & Dep Req. 499-7530 or 770-2246

765 Commercial Rentals 5 Vacant Buildings •Tramway/Hwy US-1 2700 Sq Ft Retail - New Bldg $950/mon • Jonesboro 3,000 Sq Ft Restaurant/Retail $1,100/mo • 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

Church Space For Rent $400/mo- utilities included Call: 919-336-2848 Warehouse Space Also Available

800 Real Estate 810 Land Save up to $10,000 on Homesites Copper Ridge, Chancellor’s Ridge, Carolina Trace and Carolina Seasons. Visit grocecompanies.com and dial 919-770-4883 or 770-2554

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

Lease to Own - Several homes Dial 919-775-1497 week days or 770-2554 or 770-4883 Part of Rental Payments applies to Down Payment for 12 Months MODELS OPEN Sat & Sun 1-5 Copper Ridge US#1 at Exit 76 Nottingham US#1 at Exit 69 B Sun 1-5 Woodbridge, Lee Ave. Dial 770-4883 or 770-2554

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

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

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YOURWEEKEND MUSIC

n SANFORD: The Flame Steakhouse and Brewer’s Pub now features live music every Thursday night. For more information, contact the restaurant at 776-7111. n SANFORD: The Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar features live entertainment featuring local musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For more information, visit steelestreetcafe.com. n SANFORD: Kendale Entertainment Center, 2738 Industrial Drive, will host a fundraiser for the Tarheel League scholarship fund in memory of Harold “Buck” Gaines. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Admission

Submit your event by e-mail to danderson@sanfordherald.com is $10 at the door. Featuring the band “Blender” with Chad and Kristi Gaines. Old-time rock and roll with some gospel and country. n SOUTHERN PINES: The annual Weymouth Young Musicians Festival will be held March 20 and 21. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 20, and the Finalists’ Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Both events take place in the Great Room at Weymouth Centen in Southern Pines. The Festival is open to young musicians in Moore, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Lee and Montgomery counties in grades 4 through 12 who are currently studying an instrument or voice. For further information and/or Festival Guidelines, call Weymouth

n SANFORD: The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents the 2nd annual dance “Swing Into Spring” featuring The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, directed by Gregg Gelb with special guest vocalists from 7 to 10 p.m. March 20 at the Carolina Trace Clubhouse in Sanford. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, see www. carolinajazz.com.

Center at 692-6061. n RALEIGH: Alt-rock icon and North Carolina-native Ben Folds joins the North Carolina Symphony on stage at Meymandi Concert Hall for an electric crossover concert event, Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Folds and Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks put an epic twist on selections from his latest album, Way to Normal, as well as favorite songs from his 15-year career on the cutting edge of rock music. Tickets went on sale Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at ncsymphony.org and by phone at (919) 733-2750. They can also be purchased at ticketmaster. com, (800) 745-3000.

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Think outside the box Doctoring brownie mix into something amazingly good

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Charles Stuart Platkin, PhD, MPH, is one of the country’s leading nutrition and public health advocates

Novak protege takes on ‘Obamanomics’

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“Obamanomics: How Barak Obama is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses” (Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2009, 292 pages, $27.95, by Timothy P. Carney) f you can get past the awful title and repetitious use of it throughout this book you will find a pretty good read. Carney lays out the INSIDE relationships between More book Obama’s administration, reviews, the lobbyists, unions and plus a list of corporations, all of which this week’s get a piece of health care national bestand bailout money. To sellers be sure there is nothPage 2C ing new in Washington about lining union, and corporate pockets with taxpayer money. It is unsettling though when a presidential candidate promises a transparent administration and within

he public has recently been bombarded with TV news and news articles about how our allied livestock industries may be using too many antibiotics and their possible links to bacterial strains that are not responding to normal antibiotics. In the animal science industry it is illegal to sell any kind of poultry or red meat with chemical residues in them, this includes antibiotics INSIDE and growth hormones. The extenAt the time of harvest, sion’s weekly USDA inspectors will Garden Guide take tissue samples from a percentage of the plus news animals being processed. from local 4-H clubs If there is any chemical Page 3C residues present in the red or white meat, the animal is not allowed to be used for human consumption, and the livestock/poultry producer can face severe financial penalties and/or jail

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Investigating black beans Nutritional value (1 cup): 227 calories; 0.9 g fat; 40.78 g carbs; 15 g fiber; 15.24 g protein. Health Perks: Beans in general are rich in protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, thiamin, phosphorus, iron and phytochemicals. They have 10 percent or more of the daily values for magnesium, iron and potassium. Beans are

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n CLAYTON: One of the great jazz guitarists and vocalists performing today, John Pizzarelli brings his lively, conversational singing style and inventive guitar playing to The Clayton Center on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. It is the fifth performance in the Center’s 2009-2010 Palladian Series. Tickets for the John Pizzarelli performance are $25 plus service fees and are available through The Clayton Center Box Office, 111 E. Second St. in downtown Clayton, or by calling 553-1737, ext. 2. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets also can be purchased online at www.theclaytoncenter.com. n RALEIGH: Finish Oscar month in style with the North Carolina Symphony’s blockbuster Pops concert “Silver Screen and Red Carpet.” Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks and soprano Heather Patterson-King join forces for a musical lineup pulled from Academy Award-winning movies Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, Rocky, The Sting, Schindler’s List, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and more. The concert takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, at 8 p.m. Regular tickets to this Pops Series performance range from $30 to $45.

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30 days of his inauguration ignores that promise. Carney begins this book with the 2008 elections and the contribution money trail. He explains that big business, Goldman Sachs for one, HMOs and AT&T, gave as much as 10 times more money to the Obama campaign than to McCain’s. Goldman Sachs figures large in this book. Rahm Emanuel, the president’s Chief of Staff, was once

Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call (919) 733-2750. n RALEIGH: Tickets are now on sale for PineCone’s Listening Room Concert Series in Holly Springs: featuring The Kruger Brothers on Feb. 27, the Red Stick Ramblers on April 10, and The Claire Lynch Band on June 19. n RALEIGH: Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi takes the stage with Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the N.C. Symphony to perform Beethoven’s powerful “Emperor” Concerto, April 8-10. The concert also highlights the Symphony’s world-class wind and brass sections with commanding works by Stravinsky, Bach and Arvo Pärt. The performances begin at Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thursday, April 8, followed by two weekend concerts at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday and Saturday, April 9-10. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. The evening also features North Carolina Symphony principal trumpet Paul Randall for Estonian composer Avro Pärt’s Concerto Piccolo after B-A-C-H. The work, orchestrated for strings and solo trumpet, takes the pseudonymous keys that Bach used in The Art of the Fugue — B-flat, A, C and Bnatural, written with an “h” in German notation — for a vibrant and engaging

n SANFORD: The Railroad House Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. n SANFORD: The Artists’ Loft of the Lee County Arts Council features works by local artists at 102 S. Steele St. from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Fridays. Paintings, writings, pottery, weaving and photography are featured. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization. n CHAPEL HILL: Large paintings and photographs of the Norwegian Arctic and Antarctica will make up a free public exhibition Jan. 7 through May 31 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The display at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro streets, will be accompanied by a free public concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, also at the center. The exhibition of 20 large artworks, “Ice Counterpoint,” will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

n SANFORD: Thomas Dalton, director of education for Temple Theatre in Sanford, presents a Theater Appreciation class for the public through Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education Department. The class runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 10 through March 31 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Class members will gain an appreciation for the art of the theater and the work of those involved in it. There are no prerequisites or textbooks. The cost is $89. For more information or to sign up, contact the college at (919) 775-2122, ext. 7793. n SANFORD: Temple Theatre presents Jason Petty’s “El Paso” March 11-28. Jason Petty brought Temple Theatre “Hank and His Honky Tonk Heroes” in 2007 and now he’s back to pay tribute to Marty Robbins and some of his heroes: Gene Autry and

the chief fundraiser for President Clinton’s first campaign. While accepting money from Clinton to help raise funds, he was also employed by Goldman Sachs. Timothy Geitner, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y., becomes Treasury Secretary and hires a Goldman Sachs employee as an assistant. Next, Carney explains how lobbyist helped write the President’s $787 billion stimulus package. In subsequent chapters he goes after health care reform, drug companies, so-called “Green Companies,” automakers

and unions. Chapter 10 is devoted exclusively to General Electric and the final chapter is titled, “Fighting Obamanomics.” Carney, a protégé of the late Robert Novak, a Washington columnist, has written a well researched (endnotes are arranged by chapter) book on the president’s connection to Wall Street, lobbyist and big business. The fascinating people connections in this book and the chapter on General Electric are worth the price alone. One the down side, some macroeconomic

and banking terms and concepts are assumed to be understood by the reader. I got lost a couple of times during the few pages devoted to these subjects, but overall it does not detract from understanding the author’s general points. As the country awaits the final outcome of the president’s health care initiative, this book should be seriously considered. There is much more going on in Washington, D.C., than what ends up on the 6 p.m. news. This books helps fill in the gaps.

juxtaposition of classical convention with avant-garde themes. Regular tickets to Classical Series performances in Raleigh and Chapel Hill range from $30 to $45. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Memorial Hall is located on E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill. For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call (919) 733-2750.

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weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. n RALEIGH: “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” opens at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh Feb. 13 and runs through May 9. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 seniors/students; $4 children (5–11); and free to members. Tickets are available online at naturalsciences.org and at the Museum Box Office (919-733-7450 x212). The exhibit is sponsored by PotashCorp with additional support from 94.7 QDR, UNC-TV and CW22.

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Hank Williams, Sr. n PITTSBORO: Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members will present “Working, A Musical” as the college’s spring play production. The show is based on an oral history by author Studs Terkel, “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.” The book and musical are created from the words of ordinary workers about their jobs, hopes and aspirations. “Working, A Musical” will play at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro, at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 16-17; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Tickets will go on sale March 5 at Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham County Campus, Pittsboro, and at www. brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. The show is not for children under age 12.

DANCE n SANFORD: The Saturday Nite Dance Group includes a variety of live music. This group of couples and singles meets from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday nights at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. This alcohol- and smoke-free event features live entertainment and good fellowship. Admission is $6 per person which includes a complimentary soft drink at intermission. For more information call the Enrichment Center at 776-0501. n SANFORD: The San-Lee Thursday Night Dancers will hold their regular third-Thursday dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St. The cost is $5 per person (and food to share at intermission). At intermission, a complimentary soft drink and free line dance lesson will be offered. n CARTHAGE: Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) will hold its dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday at 105 Reynolds St., Carthage, across from Fred’s. Cost $7 for non-members and $5 for members. Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) will hold dance lessons every

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Thursday. Beginner lessons start at 6 p.m. and intermediate lessons start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Instructor is Sharon Nichols with American Dance Productions. For more information call Trevor at (910) 639-0489 or Asunda (919) 356-2784. n JULIAN: The Barn Dance is having “Karaoke” the first and third Friday nights of each month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., karaoke begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The Barn Dance features traditional country, gospel, oldies, rock and roll and bluegrass music each Saturday night. The Barn Dance is located at 6341 Phillippi Road in Julian. For more information, call (336) 685-9200 or visit www.thebarndanceinc.com.

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he winter of 2009/2010 has been unusually cold. To some of us used to the cold, it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been that apparent. That is, until the electric bill comes! Cold weather can hurt our pocketbooks (and freeze our fingers!), but it can also be detrimental to our landscape plants. With the past few winters being fairly mild, the threat of a cold winter has been an afterthought. This is especially true with enthusiastic gardeners looking to recreate a tropical paradise in their own backyard. OK, most of you know that a tropical paradise is unrealistic in Sanford, North Carolina. However, many of us gardeners commonly push the limits of plant hardiness. How many of you have planted a tree or shrub that is hardy to zone 8? Cold damage can also be caused by early or lateseason frosts. Remember the Easter freeze in 2007? Early frosts in the fall and late frosts in the spring can cause damage, especially if the plants havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been hardened off before the freezing temperatures occur. If plant root systems are in pots or above the ground, cold temperatures can be especially damaging. Even in plant species considered cold hardy (that is, their aboveground parts can withstand average winters), roots can be killed at temperatures beginning at 28F. With our unusually cold winter, what kind of damage might occur? Remember, sometimes damage is not readily apparent and may take months to manifest. Many evergreens will bronze or purple during extended periods of cold temperatures. These trees and shrubs will usually return to normal coloration when temperatures warm up. Some plants may experience dieback. Flower buds are usually more susceptible to cold injury than leaf buds. As a result, some plants may not flower or you will notice a reduced number of flowers this year. We are also seeing a

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Stephanie Romelczyk Garden Guide Romelczyk is the horticulture agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee

delay in flowering this year. The recent warmer temperatures have caused a lot of plants to break dormancy. These plants were â&#x20AC;&#x153;sitting tightâ&#x20AC;? until environmental conditions were favorable to growth and development. What should you do if you suspect cold damage? At this point, nothing. Since we are seeing a delay in growth and development, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in a hurry to prune or remove plants that you think are damaged. Wait until late spring or early summer to see if any live green foliage appears and then start assessing the situation. Winter damage can be avoided by first and foremost, using plants that are hardy in Lee County. Also, do not apply nitrogen fertilizer or prune in the early fall. These actions can stimulate new growth that is predisposed to winterkill. Be sure to keep plants healthy; a stressed plant is more susceptible than a healthy plant. When designing your landscape, avoid planting in low spots or other areas that may trap cold air. After a cold winter, we may see many types of cold damage in the landscape. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too quick to take action if you suspect cold damage. For more information on cold damage, reference HGIC 2350: Cold Damage or contact our Center at (919) 775-5624. Want more pertinent horticulture information delivered directly to your home computer? Subscribe to the new Lee County home horticulture e-mail list. Send an e-mail to mj2@lists.ncsu.edu with subscribe leehomehort in the body of the message.

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New 4-H Club starting in Lee County A new 4-H Club for children ages 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16 years old is starting in Lee County this month. The first club meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the McSwain Extension Center. The new 4-H club will allow members to have fun and build new friendships along with covering a variety of topics including: gardening, animals, woodworking and community service. Meetings will be held every other Thursday and will be led by former 4-Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er Kelli Thomas. For more information call Bill Stone at 775-5624

Adventure Kids 4-H Club During their February meeting, The Adventure Kids 4-H Club made their own banks by saving money for a month doing chores. They presented these banks to CARA during their most recent 4-H club meeting. CARA is a no-kill shelter that helps animals find loving homes. The club raised and donated a total of $215.68. CARA volunteers brought out a puppy and kitty for the group to hold and love. Hopefully, the money raised will help take care of these and other animals in need of help. The club met in the conference room of First Choice Home Care.

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time for improper use of antibiotics. Livestock and poultry producers sometimes use antibiotics to treat animals before they get sick to keep the animals healthy or to treat animals after they get sick. In considering animal welfare, if producers can keep their animals healthy or treat a sick animal so they can get better, the producer is doing the right thing. With modern technology and proven research based animal husbandry techniques to keep animals as healthy as possible, their health care should not suffer. If livestock or poultry producers use antibiotics there are withdrawal times they have to follow on the antibiotic label, before the animals can be sent to market for human consumption. The withdrawal time allows enough time for

Adventure Kids present were Mary Lewis Johnson, Allyson VonCanon, Katie Bridges, Gage and Katherine Shearin, Jared Douglas, Nathan and Alex Seqaual. The leaders of the club are Sandra Bridges, Cathi VonCanon and Brittany Bridges. Guest speakers from CARA were Geri Guwang and Angie Raley. Special 4-legged guests were Rico, a puppy, and Crystal the kitty.

Homegrown Kids 4-H Club The February 2010 meeting for the Homegrown Kids was held on the 4th from 10 a.m. to noon. There were 15 members present and two that were absent due to illness. Elections were held during the meeting and new officers include: Luke Cornog as president, Vice President Brynn Caraway, Secretary Savannah Shockey, Treasurer Sam Ward and Reporter Samuel Cornog. Outgoing president Abby Furry called the meeting to order and the group discussed upcoming events and projects. Jordan West led the Pledge to the American Flag and Sam Cornog led the pledge to the 4-H flag. After the meeting was adjourned, members had a game of Bingo along with other games brought by members. There is a building challenge planned for the next meeting, and members are asked to bring ideas with them for commu-

all the drug residues to be broken down and metabolized by the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body so that at the time of harvesting and human consumption there is no chemical residues in our meat/poultry sources. In a number of articles I have seen or heard, the commentators/reporters site studies being conducted in Denmark where they have made it illegal to use antibiotics preventatively, or before the animals get sick. The reasoning for this ruling was to reduce the usage of antibiotics in the Danish livestock industry as the Danish legislators thought there was a link between the livestock industry and antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Presently in Denmark, antibiotics can only be used after the animal gets sick. As a result when you compare animal mortality (death) rates to morbidity (sickness) rates and the amount of antibiotics used before and after the law went into effect, the

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Members of The Adventure Kids 4-H Club donated money they raised through chores to CARA at their last meeting.

The Maters nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Taters 4-H Club recently visited Southern Lee High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agriculture Education Department. Educator and FFA advisor Carrie Womack, along with some of her students, showed the club around their greenhouse, told the group about the

classes in agriculture and horticulture they offer at SLHS and allowed everyone to help them with their spring plantings. Each child also planted a small herb garden that they were given to take home at the conclusion of the meeting. If you would like more information about Lee County 4-H or to learn how to join one of our clubs, please call 4-H Youth Development Agent Bill Stone at 7755624.

results are not what was expected. After the law went into effect, animal mortality and morbidity rates went up. In addition the total amount of antibiotics usage went up by 15-20 percent. While all this was going on in the Danish livestock industry, the incidence rate of human diseases caused by antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria have remained the same. As result of the legislation the Danes have to use more antibiotics now in their livestock industry than they did when Danish livestock producers and their vets could use antibiotics to treat animals prior to getting sick. Unless the general public actually goes on a farm and handles a sick animal, they would not be exposed to any antibiotic residues in their normal everyday life from animal production agriculture. They also would not be exposed to chemical residues in meat products at their

grocery stores. To where and how would the general public most likely be exposed to unwanted antibiotic residues or antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria? This could happen when they visit their medical practitionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, through miss-prescribed and over-prescribed antibiotics, hospitals, clinics, and human municipal waste sites. The USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, does a wonderful job at protecting our own U.S. grown meat and poultry quality. It has been illegal since the 1950s to sell meat for human consumption that has any kind of chemical residues in them including antibiotics or growth hormones. We have the safest food sources now in the history of the world. We have done such a great job in providing safe, cheap food that our biggest health issue facing our next generation is over eating and obesity.

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Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 16 3 cups mini marshmallows 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies) 9-by-9-inch pan brownies, baked and cooled in the pan 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup M&M’s or Peanut Butter M&M’s In a medium microwavesafe bowl, combine the mini marshmallows, butter and peanut butter. Heat on high in 30-second bursts, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Stir in the rice cereal. Using oiled or damp hands, press the cereal mixture over the top of the cooled brownies, forming it into an even layer. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, to make the ganache, in a small saucepan over medium-low, bring the cream to a simmer. Add the chocolate chips and a let sit for 1 minute. Using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, stir the cream and chocolate until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Pour the ganache over the

Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 16 14-ounce package caramel candies 1/4 cup milk 9-by-9-inch pan brownies, baked and cooled in the pan 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon shortening 1 cup lightly salted peanuts 1 cup gently broken pretzels In a medium microwavesafe bowl, combine the caramel candies and milk. Heat on high in 30-second bursts, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Pour the mixture over the brownies and spread to the edges. Set aside to cool. When the caramel has cooled and firmed up a bit, make the next layer. In a medium microwavesafe bowl, combine the chocolate and shortening. Heat on high in 30-second bursts, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Add the peanuts and pretzels, then stir gently. Top the caramel with the chocolate mixture, spooning the mixture over the entire surface. Let cool and harden before cutting. Wrap tightly or store in an airtight container.

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A gar-on-teed good cookbook “Justin Wilson’s Easy Cookin’,” Published by arrangement by Pelican Publishing Company Inc., 2010 (first published by William Morrow and Company Inc., 1998), 224 pages, $25 Hardcover, By Justin Wilson

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hen people think of Cajun cooking, it’s likely that many of them first think of Justin Wilson. He captured the imaginations of many followers during his days of hosting cooking shows on public television. Wilson was great at cooking some delicious looking dishes while entertaining the audience with his humor. I couldn’t help but recall his endearing personality when I read the opening lines of a promotion piece on his cookbook, “Justin Wilson’s Easy Cookin’.” It’s a quote from Wilson, which reads, “Dis is so easy to cook and it tastes so good, you are going to think somebody lied to you about how good it is, I garontee.” Justin Wilson died in 2001, but he continues to live on through the delicious recipes that he leaves behind, including those in this easy to read cookbook. I especially enjoyed some of the photos

recipes themselves sound delicious. Here are a few of the recipes from the book that you may like to try for yourself.

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of Wilson pictured with family and friends — and some of his tasty looking dishes. The 150 recipes are tastefully done with just one per page. The categories go beyond the standard meats, veggies and desserts. Categories include Breakfast Foods; Appetizers; Salads, Soups, and Stews; Fish and Shellfish; Poultry, Meat, and Game; Rice and Beans; Vegetables; Sauces; and Desserts. Here’s a sampling of some of the more interesting recipe titles: Walnut Scrambled Eggs; Oysters and Link Sausage in Wine; Chicken Salad Without Chicken; and Shrimp and Macaroni Casserole. This cookbook is one that I shall treasure, as I recall fondly watching Justin Wilson cook and listening to his humor. Not to mention, the

MACARONI, SAUSAGE, AND PECAN CASSEROLE Makes 12 servings 1 pound small elbow macaroni 1-1/2 cups shelled pecans Salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup dried parsley 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3/4 pound pork sausage, cooked and thinly sliced 4 cups grated cheddar cheese 4 extra-large eggs, beaten 1 cup dry white wine Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the macaroni, pecans, salt, cayenne, olive oil, parsley, and garlic and cook until the macaroni is done. Drain, then mix the macaroni, pecans, sausage, and 2 cups of the grated

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Dear Savvy Senior: What will happen to my property and money if I die without a will? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T HAVE MUCH

DEAR DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T: If you die without a will, what happens to your assets will depend on the state you live in, and which of your family members are living at the time of your death. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you should know.

Jim Miller Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit www.savvysenior.org.

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No one ever really dies without a will. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get around to creating one yourself, the state you resided in will make one for you. But that also

means the state gets to determine who getâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your property and money â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not you. The state laws that determine how your estate will be distributed if you die without a will are called intestacy laws, and they can vary greatly from state-to-state. The best way to find out how your state works is to go to MyStateWill.com. This is a free, user-friendly site that has an intestacy calculator for every state so you can get an exact breakdown of how your estate would be distributed. In the meantime, here is a general (not state specific) breakdown of what can happen to a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; depending on who they leave behind. n Married with children: When a married person with children dies without a will, all property, investments and financial accounts that are jointly held automatically goes to the surviving spouse, without going

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and nephews). If there are none of them, it goes to the next of kin, and if there is no living family, the state takes it.

Simple wills If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the idea of your state handling your financial affairs after youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gone, you can change that by creating a simple will, and with all the selfhelp resources available today itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick, easy and inexpensive. For example, Web sites like Buildawill. com and Legacywriter. com create a will for you by asking you questions and inserting your answers. The whole process takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and costs only around $20. Or if you need a little extra help, try Legalzoom. com for $69. This site works like the others, but then has a specialist double-check your answers for completeness. Or, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the online resources appealing check out Noloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quicken WillMaker Plus 2010â&#x20AC;? (Nolo.com, 800728-3555), which offers a downloadable computer software program for $40, or a CD for $42. Nolo also offers a new online will service for $50. And if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a computer, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Noloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quick & Legal Will Bookâ&#x20AC;? ($13), which comes with legal forms and step-by-step instructions. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Savvy Seniorâ&#x20AC;? book.

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Heart-shock device may disrupt quiet hospice death By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON — If you have a heart-zapping defibrillator implanted in your chest but now are dying of something else, when do you have it turned off? Carol Filak had heard about painful, repeated shocks that people sometimes experience from those implants in their final days. So when her father, Joseph Hoffman, was diagnosed with terminal

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also high in folate, which is important for brain development (essential for pregnant women) and red blood cell formation. In addition, there is a growing body of evidence that consuming beans reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease. A study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has reported that eating just a half-cup of beans daily dropped total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol by more than 8 percent. Think about this: A half-cup of oatmeal eaten daily will reduce cholesterol 2 percent to 3 percent. The researchers also found that bean consumers had higher

cancer, she asked at his cardiologist’s office: What about the defibrillator he’d had implanted years earlier? It’s too soon to worry about, she was told. Two months later, Hoffman, 81, entered hospice care in his West Orange, N.J., home and still Filak had to make numerous calls to the cardiologist before someone arrived to deactivate the defibrillator. “You need to be told that this is something that’s not going to prolong his

life,” says Filak. “When he died, it was a very peaceful death.” It’s not unusual for health professionals to avoid the topic, says Dr. Nathan Goldstein of New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. His research, published this month in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests most hospices — expert in endof-life care — aren’t making defibrillator decisions part of their routine. Nearly 60 percent of hospices he

examined had at least one patient shocked within the past year, sometimes multiple times at once. Yet just one in 20 hospices had a method even to identify who harbored the implant when they entered the program. But with more than 100,000 implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, or ICDs, inserted every year, more and more families like Filak’s will face the question. “We’re trained to save,

save, save, cure, cure, cure,” says Goldstein, who has studied end-of-life defibrillation since seeing a dying lung cancer patient brought to the emergency room because his implant kept firing. “There are some folks we can’t cure. We have to make them as comfortable as possible.” Defibrillators are implanted to prevent sudden death from a particular irregular heartbeat, by constantly checking heart rhythm and automati-

cally sending an electrical shock to short-circuit that arrhythmia as it forms. Some patients feel a twinge while others describe the shock as a kick in the chest, usually well worth it. But when death is inevitable, defibrillator shocks that sometimes occur from the final days to final moments of life can cause unnecessary pain and anxiety. Deactivating the shocking function is easy and noninvasive, done via computer at the patient’s bedside.

intakes of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper, and that adults who consume beans have a “reduced systolic blood pressure, lower body weight and a smaller waist circumference.” Researchers Clifford W. Beninger and George L. Hosfield, reporting in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found that black beans have more antioxidant action than any other bean and more than 10 times more than many popular fruits (e.g., oranges). Why? The researchers believe it might have to do with their color. Black beans are rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin (that’s what gives black beans their color). Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agricul-

ture, which analyzes and ranks antioxidant levels in foods, found that black beans are among the top 20. And researchers from Michigan State University, reporting in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer, found that rats in a controlled study who were fed black beans had a 75 percent reduction in colon cancer compared with the control group. Last of all, beans are very low on the glycemic index and in glycemic load, meaning they do not produce strong spikes in blood sugar — a good thing for those trying to manage blood sugar or their appetite. Make sure the beans you eat are not prepared with lard (fat), as they often are in restaurants. Refried beans are typically used as a dip, accompanied by chips and guacamole. They are also often served with burritos and tacos. The term refried is actually misleading because the beans are fried only once, but with more than 240280 calories per cup (for just the beans), they are not a very good choice. Also, according to researchers reporting in the

Journal of Food Science, beans that were steamed, soaked or boiled had less antioxidant activity than raw beans, but steaming retained more antioxidants than boiling. And finally, have you ever heard the jingle, “Beans, beans the musical fruit. The more you eat ...?” If so, you can take comfort in knowing that, according to researchers writing in Nutrition Today, the same bean mechanism that causes gas is also responsible for health benefits. And researchers have also reported that as you begin to eat more beans your body will adapt and you will have less gas over time.

1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed 2 (14-ounce) cans nosalt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1-2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (see Tip) 2 cups vegetable broth 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 2 cups Cooked Wheat Berries (recipe follows) Juice of 1 lime 1 avocado, diced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

serving ) 386 calories; 11 g fat (1 g saturated); 61 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 15 g fiber; 703 mg sodium; 311 mg potassium. Tip: Canned chipotle peppers (smoked jalapeños) in adobo sauce add heat and a smoky flavor. Look for the small cans with other Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, store in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator or six months in the freezer.

ZESTY WHEAT BERRY BLACK BEAN CHILI Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Cooking Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, chipotle to taste, broth and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in cooked wheat berries and heat through, about 5 minutes more. (If using frozen wheat berries, cook until thoroughly heated.) Remove from the heat. Stir in lime juice. Garnish each bowl with avocado and cilantro. Nutrition Information (per

— Healthy recipe courtesy of Eating Well Media Group.

COOKED WHEAT BERRIES Cooking Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 2 cups hard red winterwheat berries (see Note) 7 cups cold water 1 teaspoon salt Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse. To serve hot, use immediately. Makes about 4 1/2 cups. Nutrition Information (per 1/2 cup): 151 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 265 mg sodium; 2 mg potassium. Note: Wheat berries can be found in natural-foods markets and online at King Arthur Flour, 800-827-6836, bakerscatalogue.com, and Bob’s Red Mill, 800-3492173, bobsredmill.com.

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Yield: Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups (about 3/4 pound) diced, cooked smoked turkey breast 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup diced bell peppers (any color) 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 3 cups arugula Dressing 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (plus leaves for garnish) 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 cup tomato juice 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sherry (or balsamic) vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Combine turkey, beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and onion in a bowl. Whisk all dressing ingredients in another bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add dressing to turkey mixture and toss to combine. Divide arugula among 4 plates and top with turkey salad. Garnish with the mint leaves. Nutrition Information (per serving): 282 calories; 5.9 g fat (0.5 g saturated); 37.2 g carbs; 8.7 g fiber; 24.3 g protein (analysis provided by SELF).

— Healthy Recipe courtesy of SELF magazine.


March 17, 2010