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Dress code changes scrapped School board to leave current enforcement up to superintendent By CAITLIN MULLEN email@example.com
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Complaints of sudden acceleration in Toyotas repaired under recalls have nearly doubled in the past two weeks, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data Page 9A
SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Education has decided to allow the superintendent to enforce the current school district dress code, abandoning other proposed changes that have been discussed in recent weeks. In a called board meeting/budget work session at the Heins Education Building
Tuesday night, board members followed the ad hoc committee’s recommendation to allow Superintendent Jeff Moss to enforce the current policy and to set up clear, consistent consequences for those who violate the dress code. “We’re basically re-emphasizing that the current policy as written is to be enforced,” said Board Chairman Bill Tatum.
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“It gives us clear direction that they’d like to see consistent consequences for students who violate the code.”
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Parkinson’s group finds comfort in numbers
AUDIENCE GETS A SNEAK PEAK AT ‘TOY STORY 3’
Group meets third Wednesday of each month at county Enrichment Center
“Toy Story 3,” though not yet finished, screened Tuesday for theater owners attending their annual ShoWest convention Page 11A
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Kiana Brown, 17, removes her makeup at the Clinique counter at Belks on Wednesday as she and other etiquette club members from Southern Lee High School learn about skin care.
President Obama’s sweeping health care legislation won precious support from a longtime liberal holdout in the House on Wednesday and from Catholic nuns representing dozens of religious orders Page 8A
Etiquette, social norms for young women the focus of Southern Lee extracurricular group By CAITLIN MULLEN email@example.com
STATE BIDEN TO VISIT DURHAM Vice President Biden plans to visit a North Carolina maker of light-producing semiconductor chips that the Obama administration is offering as an example of the potential for job growth in manufacturing energyefficient products Page 7A
WORLD COURT CHARGES FIVE AMERICANS FOR TERROR
A Pakistani court charged five young Americans on Wednesday with planning terrorist attacks in the South Asian country and conspiring to wage war against nations allied with Pakistan, their defense lawyer said Page 12A
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Vol. 80, No. 63 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina
SANFORD — The Southern Belles are on a mission to become ladies. The extracurricular group of Southern Lee High School girls met last Wednesday for the first time, and they’re still recruiting members and deciding what they’ll do at each meeting. But the idea is to help girls that may not have learned certain etiquette or social norms from their parents, said adviser Karin Work. Work said the girls came to her and expressed interest in creating an etiquette group. She teaches culinary arts and foods at SLHS and has become close with several of her students. They’ve even asked her about makeup and choosing the right colors to match skin tone. “We were sitting in class folding napkins and we were like, ‘They should teach us this stuff in school.’ Overall, we hope to get out of it a
(ABOVE) Aiesha Burrell, 17, sits as Maryellen Simmons shows how to exfoliate her skin properly while Joel Clegg, 16, looks on. (LEFT) Michelle Jackson, 16, looks into a mirror as she removes her makeup.
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HAPPENING TODAY n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 7 p.m. “El Paso” details the performing life of Marty Robbins and pays tribute to Robbins’ heroes such as Gene Autrey and Hank Williams Sr. For tickets, call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155
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SANFORD — For members of a local Parkinson’s Disease support group, there’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. The group, which has met for almost five years, includes members suffering from Parkinson’s or spouses or friends of those with the disease. Meeting the third Wednesday of every month at the Lee County Enrichment Center, the group discusses various symptoms of the disease, medications for treating Parkinson’s and ways to cope with it. “I think the best part about the group is you hear other people’s problems and you put them together with yours,” said Worth Pickard, who suffers from Parkinson’s. And as Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April approaches, the group would like to see the community learn more about the disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects muscle control. It progresses slowly in most people, and no two Parkinson’s patients are the same. “Every case of Parkinson’s is different. Some have severe Parkinson’s, some have it light,” said Hal Siler, who has Parkinson’s. And for many people with the disease, it’s not their only health issue. Some also have diabetes, heart problems or Alzheimer’s disease. “When you mix it up with the other old age diseases, it becomes a problem. ... But we decided Parkinson’s is the best to have,” Siler joked. “It comes on gradually. You don’t know at first. Nobody can pinpoint when it starts,” said Roberta Hopkins, whose husband has the disease.
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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:
MONDAY n The Broadway Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Broadway. n The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro.
MARCH 23 n The Chatham County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. at the Chatham County Public Health Department in Pittsboro.
MARCH 29 n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building.
APRIL 5 n The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the County Administration Building in Lillington.
Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Dominic Tyrell Tuck, Jeffrey Lynn Petty, Carol Baker, Caleb Michael Autry, Jayley Henderickson, Avery Grace Headen, Kamryn Grace Brown, Roy Perry, Fran Johnson Thomas, Cecilia Pearson, Wayne Matthews, Kimberly Taylor, Lisa M. Smith, Everett E. Smith, Sherry M. Cockman, Kim Cockman, Cornelius Street and Willie Smith. CELEBRITIES: Singer Irene Cara is 51. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith is 48. Singersongwriter James McMurtry is 48. Singeractress Vanessa L. Williams is 47. Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 46. Country musician Scott Saunders (Sons of the Desert) is 46. Rock musician Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) is 44. Rock singer-musician Miki Berenyi is 43. Rapper-actress-talk show host Queen Latifah is 40. Actor-comedian Dane Cook is 38. Rock musician Stuart Zender is 36. Singer Devin Lima (LFO) is 33. Rock singer Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is 31.
Almanac Today is Thursday, March 18, the 77th day of 2010. There are 288 days left in the year. This day in history: On March 18, 1910, the first filmed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein,” produced by Thomas Edison’s New York movie studio, was released, with Charles Ogle as the Monster. In 1837, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, N.J. In 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years’ imprisonment for civil disobedience. (He was released after serving two years.) In 1937, some 300 people, mostly children, were killed in a gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas. In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to join Germany’s war against France and Britain. In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959.) In 1962, France and Algerian rebels signed a cease-fire agreement, which took effect the next day. In 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. In 1974, most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING n 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, Pittsboro, and at www.brownpapertickets.com.
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TODAY n “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. n The Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center in Sanford. n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 7 p.m. “El Paso” details the performing life of Marty Robbins and pays tribute to Robbins’ heroes such as Gene Autrey and Hank Williams Sr. For tickets, call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. templeshows.com. n 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. n 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.
The first-grade class of Lori Westrick and media instructional assistant Kim Lett helped students create a Dr. Seuss door at Broadway Elementary School recently. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 718-1225.
FRIDAY n The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 4:30 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. n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 8 p.m. “El Paso” details the performing life of Marty Robbins and pays tribute to Robbins’ heroes such as Gene Autrey and Hank Williams Sr. For tickets, call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. templeshows.com.
SATURDAY n 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. n The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a Pet First Aid and CPR class. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. n 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. n Temple Theatre’s production of Jason Petty’s “El Paso” begins at 8 p.m. “El Paso” details the performing life of Marty Robbins and pays tribute to Robbins’ heroes such as Gene Autrey and Hank Williams Sr. For tickets, call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. templeshows.com. n 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. n 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.
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Police seek man who robbed local Papa Johnâ€™s
SANFORD â€” Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at Papa Johnâ€™s Pizza Sunday. Sanford Police officers responded to Papa Johnâ€™s, 722 S. Horner Blvd., in reference to an armed robbery around 10 p.m. Sunday night. Employees reported that a man entered the business, pulled out a handgun and demanded money. The store employees gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and he left on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported. The suspect was described as a black man approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, wearing a silver hooded sweatshirt and a red garment over his face. The case is still under investigation. â€” from staff reports
Cooperative to host SERVSAFE seminars
N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Lee County Environmental Health Department will be sponsoring SERVSAFE Serving Safe Food seminars on April 19-21 and April 26-28. Food Service employees will be trained, tested and certified in critical food safety practices and will be offered techniques for implementing effective food safety training in their own operations. Classes will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education Center, located at 2420 Tramway Road. Participation in the seminar is recommended for food service managers and the supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other food service establishments. SERVSAFEÂŽ Serving Safe Food is based on the nationally recognized course provided by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. An extra bonus for successfully completing the ServSafe course is the awarding of 2-points on the quarterly inspection form, increasing the food service businessâ€™ grade. To receive this credit, the person completing the course must be a manager or employee responsible for the operation of the establishment and must be employed full time in that establishment. The cost for attending the SERVSAFEÂŽ course is $100, if paid by April 1, and $120 after April 1. This fee covers program expenses. Enrollment will be limited to 25 participants. For additional information, contact North Carolina Cooperative Extension at 775-5624 or Lee County Environmental Health at 718-4641.
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Music, food to highlight annual Burrito Bash By KATHERINE McDONALD Special to The Herald
PITTSBORO â€” Enjoy good food, lively music, and a great Silent Auction for a worthy cause at the April 6 Burrito Bash at the General Store CafĂŠ. Proceeds from the Bash, which is themed, â€œSupporting Lifelong Learning for Chatham,â€? will benefit the Central Carolina Community College Foundation and the Chatham County Partnership for Children. The CCCC Foundation supports the educational mission of the college, primarily by providing grants and scholarships funded by private and business donations and fundraisers. The Foundation will use its share of the proceeds to support education at the collegeâ€™s locations in Chatham County and provide scholarships for students who reside in the county. The Partnership is home to Smart Start and More at Four. Smart Start seeks to improve child care, childrenâ€™s health, and family support for children from birth to six
Tommy Edwards and Friends band (from left, Stan Brown, LaNelle Davis and Tommy Edwards) will entertain with great bluegrass music. Tickets are $12 in advance at the collegeâ€™s Pittsboro Campus and Siler City Center, or $15 at the door. For more information, call (919) 542-7449 or (919) 542-6495. years old. More at Four provides at-risk fouryear-olds with quality preschool education. The partnership will use its share of the Burrito Bash proceeds to continue to promote educational opportunities for young children in Chatham County. â€œCCCC has always been a strong partner in our Early Childhood Education effort, supporting Smart Start from the very
beginning and now the More at Four program as well,â€? said Jenny Megginson, executive director of the Partnership for Children. â€œDr. Karen Allen, the collegeâ€™s provost for Chatham County, has served on the board for the Partnership for over 12 years and is still one of our most active members. Partnering for this great annual fundraiser seemed just natural, a continu-
ation of our working together.â€? Tommy Edwards and Friends will be on hand to entertain with great bluegrass music. Edwards, who served 12 years on the Central Carolina C.C. Board of Trustees, has performed professionally for more than 35 years. The singer and guitarist was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist and has performed with
a number of bluegrass greats. You wonâ€™t want to miss this entertainment. The Silent Auction includes items such as fine art photography, classroom visits by a local author, a classroom visit for a beekeeping demonstration, sculpture, a one-year membership to the student farm CSA, personal and athletic performance coaching, spa certificates and much more! Burrito Bash fun runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 6, at the General Store CafĂŠ, 39 West St. Tickets are $12 in advance at the collegeâ€™s Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro, and its Siler City Center. They are $15 at the door. For more information, call (919) 542-7449 or (919) 542-6495. â€œThis is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a famous General Store burrito, listen to awesome bluegrass music, and support education in Chatham County,â€? said Allen. For more information on the Central Carolina Community College Foundation, go online to www. cccc.edu/foundation.
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Schools to hold Kindergarten registration
PITTSBORO â€” Chatham County Schools will hold kindergarten registration for 2010-2011 in its local elementary schools for families to go to the school in their attendance area from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22-April 2. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must turn five on or before Aug. 31. Anyone who is unsure of their school attendance area can call Joy Garner at (919) 542-6095 or check the Chatham County Web site under the scrolling transportation department search. District phone number for questions is (919) 5423626. A childâ€™s presence is not necessary for registration. â€” From staff reports
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