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TOYOTA RECALL

Dress code changes scrapped School board to leave current enforcement up to superintendent By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

MORE THAN 100 FIX COMPLAINTS LOGGED

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

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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.”

JEFF MOSS

Lee County Superintendent

SOUTHERN BELLES

SENIORS

The proper way

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

By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

HEALTH CARE

BILL LIKELY TO GET WEEKEND VOTE

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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 cmullen@sanfordherald.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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INDEX

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OBITUARIES

SCOTT MOONEYHAM

Sanford: Edward Foster Jr.; Phil Thomas, 83; Alton Williams Cary: James Manning Jr. Lillington: Carolina Castle, infant; Esther Davis, 86

Gov. Perdue may be the unluckiest of all the state’s leaders throughout history

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

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 boxoffice@templeshows.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.

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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 boxoffice@templeshows.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

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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 boxoffice@templeshows.com 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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MARCH 23 n N.C. Beef Quality Assurance Program training will be held at 6:45 p.m. at Carolina Stockyards in Siler City. Preregistration is required by March 19 by calling (919) 542-8202 or email jane_tripp@ncsu.edu. n The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Library auditorium, located at 107 Hawkins Ave. The program, by local history buff Emory Sadler, will give historical aspects of the Deep and Haw rivers in a slide presentation using current and archived photographs and slides of 100plus-year-old drawings. John Altenburger, co-president of the LCG & HS, will cover some interesting mill and dam designs. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 499-7661 or 499-1909.

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Police seek man who robbed local Papa John’s

SANFORD — Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at Papa John’s Pizza Sunday. Sanford Police officers responded to Papa John’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. — from staff reports

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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. SERVSAFEŽ 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 business’ 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 SERVSAFEŽ 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 — 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, “Supporting 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 college’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, children’s health, and family support for children from birth to six

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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 college’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. “CCCC 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,� said Jenny Megginson, executive director of the Partnership for Children. “Dr. Karen Allen, the college’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.� 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 won’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 college’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. “This 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.

— From staff reports

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Schools to hold Kindergarten registration

PITTSBORO — 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 child’s presence is not necessary for registration. — From staff reports

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

Google effort a waste of time? Certainly not Our View Issue: Sanford plans to join the contest to bring Google Fiber to the Brick City

Our stance: The odds are long, but the effort isn’t costing taxpayers a dime. Why not go for it?

Feeling lucky? Fans of Google get it ... it’s the option button next to “search” that takes you straight to a Web page you’re searching for rather than giving you a plethora of Web pages to choose from. It will take a lot of luck for Sanford to be chosen by the Internet giant as a guinea pig for Google Fiber, the company’s experimental fiber-optic network that promises to be more than 100 times faster than the Internet service we’re used to. For you dial-up users, consider it a billion times faster ... we’re guessing. The reason for the long odds is Sanford’s competition. While Google isn’t saying how many

It’s not like we’re going to hold our breath. We understand the odds, which are only slightly better than Powerball. But nobody ever got anywhere without taking a chance. cities it will choose (we’re guessing one or two ... a big city and a small one), it has attracted hundreds of municipalities from throughout the nation, all hoping for the chance to completely overhaul its networks and take in the publicity that is sure to come for whomever is chosen. And while there are skeptics (everybody has a beef with the town they live in), we’re here to say Sanford has just as good of

a chance of being picked as any city our size. Our location is perfect — East Coast, middle of the state. Our amenities are close — worldclass universities, hospitals and military base. And we aren’t so bad looking, either. We commend the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the local officials and business leaders who’ve met to come up with a

plan to beat the fast-approaching March 26 application deadline. We’re happy to see them giving it a shot — a shot that costs the taxpayers nothing, and a shot that if it lands will completely change the city (we think for the better). It’s not like we’re going to hold our breath. We understand the odds, which are only slightly better than Powerball. But nobody ever got anywhere without taking a chance. And remember, you too can nominate Sanford or another city online at http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/overview. Being picked will certainly put Sanford on the map ... and not just the Google Map.

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Perdue’s unlucky hand

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ne day, some historian may conclude that Beverly Perdue is one of the unluckiest of North Carolina’s governors. Obviously, it’s a bit too early to come to such a conclusion. After all, one of her political heroes, O. Max Gardner, pushed and prodded state government through the Great Depression. ... Perdue, though, faces the unenviable task of trying to move the state through this so-called Great Recession at a time of some of the most serious public corruption probes in North Carolina history. Those corruption investigations have helped contribute already widespread distrust of government. Perdue probably recognized early on that she had drawn the short straw when it comes to the ethics swirl surrounding state government. Realizing the enormity of the financial problems facing the state may have only come more recently. Listening to her words last year or earlier this year, it would be easy to believe that Perdue had already come to see the state’s financial woes as some unprecedented crisis. But politicians always play up the problems that they inherit so that they can look good once they are solved. As a state legislator and lieutenant governor, Perdue had seen economic downturns and the corresponding drop in tax collections before. Until recently, she could convince herself that these tough times too will pass. And they will. But not during her first term in office. If Perdue should win a second term, state government’s financial hole will persist for a while even as the economy improves. The governor and her top advisers now seem to be recognizing the long climb out of this financial hole that awaits them. “The low-hanging fruit is already gone,” Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson recently told the Associated Press. “This is going to require some creativity.” Governors and legislative budget writers have used that low-hanging fruit cliché before. Maybe they were right. Maybe the easy budget grabs had disappeared as well in 2001 or 1990. The problem facing this governor is not just that she plucked those apples and oranges last year. It’s that the apple and orange trees, unlike in the past, aren’t going to be bearing any more fruit for another four or five years. Tax collections won’t improve substantially until the state’s employment picture improves. Even then, there will be a lag of a year or two. In her first 14 months in office, some state officials have privately grumbled that the Perdue administration has resembled a think tank, floating around ideas without being willing to put the tough ones into action. Whether fair criticism or not, no amount of creativity will avoid some hard decisions. Perdue may be unlucky. Just like Vance or Gardner, it’s the hand she’s been dealt.

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he final outcome of the health care reform debate is uncertain — who can predict where a writhing eel will land? — but we have learned a few things already. First, we know that President Obama and the Democratic congressional leadership could not persuade a majority of Americans of the wisdom of their plan — and have largely ceased to try. As of this writing, a president who seems willing to interrupt prime-time programming on the slightest pretext has not scheduled a speech from the Oval Office to make his final health reform appeal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working her parliamentarians overtime to achieve the congressional equivalent of the Immaculate Conception — a law without a vote. One gets the impression that Democrats would prefer health reform to slip by the House in a procedural maneuver on a Friday night during the NCAA basketball tournament — which it might. The most visible Democratic domestic priority of the last 40 years must be smuggled into law, lest too many Americans notice. Politicians claiming the idealism of saints have adopted the tactics of burglars. Victory, if it comes, will seem less like a parade than a heist. Liberals tend to blame this state of affairs on the brilliance of Republican fear-mongering. Meaning the slashing wittiness of Sarah Palin? The irresistible charisma of Mitch McConnell? The more likely explanation: Americans are engaged in a serious national debate about the role and size of government, in which the advocates of government-dominated health care are significantly outnumbered and vastly outmatched in enthusiasm. America, despite liberal fear-mongering, has not become “Glenn Beckistan.” But it is not yet Europe. A second thing we have learned during the health care debate is that the Democratic Party’s commitment to abortion rights is even more central to its identity than health reform. Pelosi’s initial concession to pro-life Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak — preventing federally subsidized health plans from covering abortion — was made for show. The Senatepassed bill allows subsidized plans to cover abortion by collecting an extra payment from every enrollee, as long as at least one other insurance option in a region doesn’t cover abortion. This is a departure from the status quo, which not only prohibits the use of federal funds for elective abortions but also prohibits the use of federal funds for health plans that cover such abortions. Says Stupak: “I really believe that the Democratic leadership is simply unwilling to change its stance. Their position says that women, especially those without means available, should have their abortions covered.” But this stance by the Democratic leadership violates an informal social agreement that has existed for decades, in which abortion is generally legal but citizens who

Michael Gerson Columnist Michael Gerson is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group

object to the practice are not required to pay for it. Those who support the Senate bill are participating in the largest expansion of federal involvement in abortion since the Hyde Amendment limited that role in 1976. Third, we have learned that the president and congressional leaders are not serious about entitlement reform. The problem here is not only accounting tricks and the assumption of unprecedented courage on the part of future Congresses when it comes to Medicare cuts — though these are bad enough. The main source of irresponsibility is that the revenue-gaining measures in the health bill — particularly Medicare cuts and taxing Cadillac health plans — would be used to create a new entitlement instead of repairing an existing one. The greatest cost of the current health care reform is its opportunity cost. The unfunded liability of America’s current entitlements is more than $100 trillion. Medicare will eventually require a massive infusion of cash under a congressional entitlement fix. Both the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare actuary have pressed the point that Medicare savings can either be used to pay future Medicare benefits or to finance new spending outside Medicare — not both. When the entitlement crisis arrives, Obama will have already spent much of the resources required to meet it, leaving growth-killing new taxes as the main, remaining option. A value-added tax anyone? For some elected Democrats, the prospect of expanding health coverage is a moral goal worth the compromise of any principle and the adoption of any necessary method. But they need to enter their vote with open eyes. The passage of this legislation would decisively confirm an image of the Democratic Party that many have worked to change: partial to big government, pro-abortion and fiscally reckless.

Today’s Prayer Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. (John 8:36) PRAYER: Father, help us to have freedom from sin and trust in Your love always. Amen.

Your recent articles on Central Carolina Hospital’s chest pain accreditation told only a small part of a much larger story. As one of the 2,500 people in the study, the next 96 hours were equally important to me and other patients. Within one hour of admission on a Friday evening, the cardiologist who had admitted me two-and-ahalf years earlier for a heart attack, was in the ER and had reviewed all test results and my prior history. Blood work indicated a possible gall bladder problem. Subsequent blood work on Friday night continued to indicate that it was not a heart problem. On Saturday, a series of imaging tests were conducted that clearly showed a gall bladder problem and no sign of heart stress. On Saturday night, the surgeon who was to remove my gall bladder stopped in, and we discussed the procedure and consequences. Throughout this time, I was frequently visited by a hospitalist, who is an MD assigned to coordinate all procedures for admitted patients. We spent a number of hours together during my stay, and it was very beneficial in understanding what was going on and why. Surgery was scheduled for Monday at noon, with a stress test at 7 a.m. The admitting cardiologist and nurse were present for the stress test. Based on the stress test and other cardiac tests, I was informed that my heart was OK for surgery. During surgery, a previously undiagnosed hernia was discovered. This was repaired, and according to the surgeon, was more complex than the gall bladder. I was supposed to be released Tuesday morning, but a prostate problem, unrelated to the surgeries, caused a delay. Around noon, a urological surgeon stopped in, prescribed a successful treatment and I was on my way home at 6 p.m. in time for Christmas. During this hospitalization, I came in direct contact with perhaps 50 members of CCH. Everyone of them was professional, friendly and helpful. I always felt like a person, not a job. The food services were also great. They listen and respond. I’ve written this letter to help inform our community that CCH is a valuable resource. There are a number of major medical centers close by and they have fantastic teams of specialists. However, based on personal experiences and those of close relatives, if you have complications unrelated to the original diagnosis, you have to wade through a bureaucracy to receive treatment. Thank you, CCH, for your contributions to our community. CONRAD McCRACKEN Sanford

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OBITUARIES Edward Foster Jr.

Carolina Castle

SANFORD — Funeral services for Edward Harrison Foster Jr., who died Sunday (3/14/10), was held Wednesday in the Rogers Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steve Botha officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Md. Violinist was Mike Stewart. Reflections were by his daughter, Denise Hards, and by Charlie Hagwood. Eulogy was by the Rev. Steve Botha. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

LILLINGTON — Carolina Castle, infant daughter of Mike and Allison Castle, died Tuesday (3/16/10). Arrangements will be announced by O’QuinnPeebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Alton Williams

SANFORD — Alton Ray Williams, of 500 Dudley St., died Friday (3/12/10) at his home. He is survived by a daughter, Joydina Williams of New York, N.Y.; sisters, Ethel Williams, Dorothy Wilson and husband Milton, Eleanor Spruell and Derema Williams, all of Sanford; a brother, Van Williams of Newark, N.J.; two granddaughters; one aunt and several nieces and nephews. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Ethel B. Williams, 1004 Boykin Ave., Sanford. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mark UCOG with the Rev. Ricky Frazier officiating. Arrangements are by LHorton Community Funeral Home of Sanford.

James Manning Jr.

CARY — James Kenneth Manning Jr., of 202 Foliage Circle, died Wednesday (3/17/10) at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at New Horizons Fellowship Church in Apex. Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services of Sanford.

Ronnie Holleman Sr. LILLINGTON — Ronnie W. Holleman Sr., 54, died Tuesday (3/16/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He was the son of the late William C. and Peggy Gilbert Holleman. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nicole Pearl Holleman. He is survived by sons, Ronnie W. Holleman Jr., Anthony James Holleman and Christopher Clarence Holleman, all of Lillington; brothers, Marvin R. Holleman and Gary L. Holleman, both of Spring Lake, and Richard Holleman of Dunn; and two granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church in Lillington with Dr. Ronnie Roy officiating. Condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com. Arrangements were by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Esther B. Davis

Lee Phillips “Phil� Thomas

LILLINGTON — Esther B. Davis, 86, of Lillington, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at WakeMed of Raleigh. A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Coy and Fannie Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Davis; sisters, Veolia Davis and Betty Metzger; and brothers, Titus, Felton, Wayne, Hubert and Halford Brown. Mrs. Davis was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church and worked with the Harnett County Meals on Wheels Program. An avid gardener and cook, she was known throughout the community for her delicious pecan pies and southern fried chicken. Her home Davis was always a gathering place for family and friends where a good meal and good conversation was always shared. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Butler and husband Robert of Lillington, Jannette Bullard and husband Jerry of Winston Salem and Susan Ross and husband Earl of Durham; sons, Victor Davis and wife Vivian, Robert Davis and wife Kay and James Davis and wife Tamara, all of Lillington; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home and other times at the home of Victor and Vivian Davis. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers with the Rev. Martin Groover officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.oquinnpeebles. com. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to The Ernestine Suitt Small Bible Group, c/o Antioch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 525, Mamers, N.C. 27552. Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’QuinnPeebles Funeral Home.

SANFORD — Mr. Lee Phillips “Phil� Thomas, 83, of Sanford, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born in Lee County on August 16, 1926 to the late Bailey Thomas Sr. and Gertrude Webster Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Leigh Thomas; a brother, Bailey Thomas Jr.; and a sister, Alice Cameron. While continuing to farm, Mr. Thomas founded and operated Lee P. Thomas Concrete Contractors for over 60 years. In the early 1970’s he sang country gospel with the group Rhythm Rangers. He was an active Elder and former Deacon of Thomas St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. He also served as a lay pastor for Morningside Presbyterian Church in addition to 20 other churches in the Sanford area. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Stone Thomas; two sons, Robert A. “Tony� Thomas and Timothy Lee “Tim� Thomas, both of Sanford; granddaughter, Jessica Michelle Thomas and grandson, Sean Michael Rickerson; two brothers, Leonard Thomas and J.W. Thomas, both of Sanford and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 18, 2010, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at BridgesCameron Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Danny Redman presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5422 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford, N.C. 27332 or Morningside Presbyterian Church, 600 Seventh St., Sanford, N.C. 27330. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

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LEE COUNTY n Jason A. Maule of Sanford reported Tuesday someone entered his home and removed a TV, computer and video game system. n Employees with Cooper LP Gas, located at 3097 Hal Siler Road in Sanford, reported larceny Tuesday of a fuel tank from 4175 N.C. 87 South in Sanford. n Billy Gene Dickens,

48, of 96 Wood Clerk Road in Sanford was arrested for violating a domestic violence order; he was held under no bond. n Robert Gordon Cox, 42, of 165 Hearn Drive in Sanford was arrested for failing to appear in court; he was held under $500 secured bond. n Samuel Womack, 46, of 843 Lanier Farm Road in Sanford was arrested for communicating threats; he was released under $500 secured bond. n Michael C. Womack, 47, of 129 Lanier Farm Road in Sanford was arrested for communicating threats; he was released under $500 unsecured bond. n Chester Wayne Estes II, 18, of 4283 Pilson Road in Sanford was arrested for simple possession of stolen goods and violating a court order; he was held under $1,000 secured bond. n Kevin Sloan Fraley, 20, of 144 Fraley Road in Sanford was arrested for breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony

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betterment of ourselves,” said junior Aiesha Burrell. “We want to do something for ourselves to make us feel better.” For their second meeting, the girls visited the Clinique counter at Belk in the Riverbirch Shopping Center Wednesday for makeup tips and lessons on skin care. Clinique counter manager Karen Meadors said she was excited to help the students learn more about their skin and makeup application. “It’s just great that they want to do this to make an impact on the world,” Meadors said. Junior Kiana Brown called Meadors to set up the appointment and it’s handled by the student for a reason: “The whole push is to get these girls to feel comfortable doing stuff like this,” Meadors said. She told the group Brown was “very, very

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Drusy Schaeffer said her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1997 and “it’s just been slowly downhill. ... It’s an awful disease and it affects everything, all parts of your body.” Exercise has been shown to help those with Parkinson’s manage the disease. There is no cure for Parkinson’s but there are ways to alleviate the

professional” when she called to talk about their visit. “That goes a long way. Phone impressions are very important, just like first impressions are very important,” Meadors advised the girls. Learning how to treat their skin and properly apply makeup is a wonderful move for teenage girls, said Clinique consultant Mary Ellen Simmons. “We’re emphasizing just good hygiene ... we’d rather teach you how to do it for you,” she said. “It’s so good to get them in here young. They’re doing their skin a huge service.” The girls answered questions about their skin type before cleansing their faces in preparation to apply makeup. Meadors told the girls she wants to make sure their skin is pretty enough so they won’t need to wear a lot of makeup. “I can see you bare, Kiana!” Work said to Brown, laughing. For future meetings,

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Southern Lee High School students Solmarie Santiago, 16, (left) and Esperanza Castra, 17, look into a mirror as they exfoliate their skin on Wednesday at the Clinique counter at Belks.

symptoms. “At present, there is no cure. But (group leader) Bob (Brickhouse) always says, there is no cure yet,” Siler said. Clyde Rhyne, who has Parkinson’s, said he believes the public doesn’t know enough about the disease, and he’d like to see others learn about it. “They don’t know a darn thing,” Siler seconded. Though Parkinson’s slowly wears away on its victims, having a sense of humor makes coping

the group plans to visit Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House and host guest speakers who can talk about career building, Burrell said. The girls also must maintain a 2.5 grade point average to remain in the group, and they plan to tutor each

other if school help is needed. “I really didn’t think it would take off as fast as it did,” Work said. “They were so eager and excited about it. It’s nice to know that these girls wanted to learn this.” The group is a posi-

tive thing for the girls, and Work is happy to be involved. “I think it increases their self-esteem. It really makes them feel better,” Work said. “I think when you’re given any special attention, it’s like a pat on the shoulder.”

with the disease manageable, the members said. They joked that only intelligent people are affected by Parkinson’s. “You can’t lose your mind if you didn’t have one to start with,” Siler cracked, as the room erupted with giggles. “You have to have (a sense of humor),” said Carol Willamer, whose husband has Parkinson’s. “A lot of it is attitude.” Members appreciate the camaraderie the group brings, and the ability to share stories in

a light-hearted environment. “I’ve got everything but cancer, I believe. I’ve found a lot of consolation with the people in this group,” said Vernon Morin. As members discussed various symptoms of Parkinson’s, others chimed in, mentioning that they too had experienced something similar. “They’re finding out as much as they can about Parkinson’s in general and how they fit into the equation,” Brickhouse said. The

exchange of information is positive for the group members, who can take what they’ve learned and discuss it with their doctor, he said. “We feel for the other person. We can’t do anything about it, but we feel for them,” Siler said. “Most of us get it when we get some age on us.” All agreed that knowing there are others who experience something similar is comforting. “You’re not so alone as you thought you were,” said Ilene Rominger, who has the disease.

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Biden to visit green manufacturer By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A North Carolina man who went on a rampage in van, killing one pedestrian and hurting four others, has been found guilty of eight charges, including murder. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday a jury deliberated four days before finding 31-year-old Abdullah El-Amin Shareef of Raeford guilty in the 2004 death. Shareef also was found guilty of seven other charges, including attempted murder, related to the 40-mile rampage between Fayetteville and Wake County. Shareef had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys have said he suffered from untreated paranoid schizophrenia at the time, and psychologists testified Shareef was psychotic shortly after the incident.

Family sues company that makes Taser guns

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has delayed an effort by Medicaid officials to review and reduce personal care services for thousands of people living at home. The state Court of Appeals has blocked a judge’s order last week that said an administrative law judge didn’t have jurisdiction to decide if the state can review care for more than 30,000 patients. Tuesday’s decision means the administrative judge’s order will stay in place, blocking the state’s Medicaid office patient review while the appeals court examines the case. In-home care providers complain the state’s review is unlawful because other measures weren’t tried first to reduce spending by $40 million.

Trial starts for soldier acquitted in 3 deaths

CHARLOTTE (AP) — A maker of electronic stun guns is being sued by the family of a North Carolina teen killed after he was shocked with one of the weapons. The Charlotte Observer reported the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court and doesn’t list a specific monetary amount. The lawsuit says Taser International didn’t warn its customers that the weapon could be lethal if deployed near the chest. Seventeen-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner died of cardiac arrest in March 2008 after a confrontation with police at a grocery store where Turner had worked. The city of Charlotte paid $625,000 to Turner’s family last August, although the city didn’t admit wrongdoing. A spokesman for Taser International says the Arizonabased company doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but stands behind the safety of its products.



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FORT BRAGG — An Army prosecutor on Wednesday methodically laid out the case against a 51-year-old soldier recalled to active duty so he could be tried a third time in the death of a woman and her two daughters about 25 years ago. Capt. Nate Huff waited until the close of his half-hour presentation before explaining to the military jury that new DNA evidence had been found that indicated Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis had sex with Katie Eastburn. Eastburn, 31, and her 5-year-old and 3-year-old daughters, were killed at their Fayetteville home in 1985. Only Eastburn’s 22month-old daughter, Jana, was left unharmed in her crib. The bodies were discovered days later by neighbors. Hennis, who had adopted the Eastburns’ dog several days before the killings, was arrested four days after the bodies were found.



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Cars stream past the CREE Shimmering Wall in downtown Raleigh. LED lights manufactured at CREE are used to light the wall. On Thursday, March 18, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit the North Carolina company which is enjoying rapid sales of its light-producing semiconductor chips the Obama administration is offering as an example of manufacturing job growth from energy-efficient products. future.� Last year’s $787 stimulus package included tax credits for selected companies that push ahead with manufacturing clean-energy products. Companies in 43 states are sharing $2.3 billion in tax credits. Some of the credits are going to U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, like $51 million for a unit of Danish wind turbine maker Vestas to build blades and towers in Colorado. Some are going to small companies, like Dayton, Ohio-based Acutemp, which will increase hiring beyond its staff of about 100 as it increases

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Police reopen slaying case after man exonerated RALEIGH (AP) — Raleigh police are not challenging the innocence of a North Carolina man exonerated of murder but want to test all evidence, including the clothing he wore when the victim died, as part of their plans to reopen the case, the chief said Wednesday. Chief Harry Dolan said last month’s exoneration of Greg Taylor by a threejudge panel means the investigation of the murder of Jacquetta Thomas in September 1991 must be reopened. “The three-judge

panel’s declaration of Mr. Gregory Taylor’s innocence is final and not being disputed,� Dolan said in a statement. Taylor served more than 16 years in prison before his groundbreaking exoneration in February that was the result of the only state-run agency in the country dedicated to investigating claims of innocence. Taylor said Tuesday that he agreed to the testing as a way to prove his innocence in the beating death once and for all. He said Wednesday he still feels “awkward because

I’ve been declared innocent but yet I don’t feel like I’m being treated that way.� The chief said all the evidence is being retested using the latest science and technology at the request of team of detectives he’s assembled to reinvestigate the case. Police “will need everyone’s cooperation as we conduct a complete and comprehensive reinvestigation of the murder,� Dolan said. “Ms. Thomas and her family deserve no less.� Dolan’s statement was cold comfort to Thomas’

sister, Yolanda Littlejohn of Garner, who said the police did not contact the family about the plans to reopen the case or even after her sister died. “Instead of moving forward to find her killer, they’re going backwards to test the clothing,� she said Wednesday. “That’s not in the best interest of us.� Despite her reservations, Littlejohn said she supported the overall idea of reopening the investigation of her sister’s murder. “I do believe a good investigation can be done,� she said.



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dez, Alaska. But the government’s optimism for the potential of energy-efficient lighting started building early in President George W. Bush’s administration. Cree has received at least $8.5 million in federal research funds in the last decade. Not everyone agrees with the federal government’s involvement. “The central planners in Washington, they discount the ability of private markets to come up with new technologies without subsidies,� said Chris Edwards, an economist with the libertarian Cato Institute. “I’m against all sorts of tax credits like this. How are we ever to find out which energy technologies are most efficient if the government is choosing some to subsidize over others?� Energy subsidies in particular have an “appalling history of waste� that distort supply and demand, whether nuclear power, petroleum or alternative energies, Edwards said. “What if we find out that LEDs don’t work very well?� Edwards said. “What if the manufacturing creates new problems? We’ve got this sector of the economy that’s hooked on these tax credits.�

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HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL

Bill gains ground; weekend vote likely Senate OKs jobs By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — President Barack 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, gaining fresh traction in the run-up to a climactic weekend vote. “It’s a good sign,” said Obama, two weeks after taking personal command of a campaign to enact legislation in what has become a virtual vote of confidence in his stillyoung presidency. After days of secretive meetings, Democratic officials said they hoped to release the wording of the final legislation within hours, pending final cost and deficit-reduction estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The long-anticipated measure is actually the second of two bills that Obama hopes lawmakers will send him in coming days, more than a year after he urged Congress to remake the nation’s health care system. The first cleared the Senate late last year but went no further because House Democrats demanded significant changes — the very types of revisions now being packaged into the second bill. Together, the measures are designed to extend coverage to more than 30 million who now lack it and ban the insurance industry from denying

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House Rules Committee Chair Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., right, and the committee’s ranking Republican Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif. take part in the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday. coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions. Obama also has asked lawmakers to slow the growth of medical spending generally, a far more difficult goal to achieve. Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s announcement in the Capitol made him the first Democrat to declare he would vote in favor of the legislation after voting against an earlier version, and he stressed he was still dissatisfied with key parts. “I know I have to make a decision, not on the bill as I would like to see it but as it is,” said the Ohio lawmaker, who twice ran for president advocating national health care. “If my vote is to be counted, let it now count for passage of the bill, hopefully in the direction of comprehensive health care reform.” Referring to the political struggle under way, Kucinich said, “You do have to be very careful that the potential of President Obama’s

presidency not be destroyed by this debate. Even though I have many differences with him on policy, there’s something much bigger at stake here for America.” Obama lobbied Kucinich heavily for his vote, including aboard Air Force One earlier in the week on a trip to northeastern Ohio for a presidential speech. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Kucinich’s switch was important not only for itself, “but also on the outside,” with liberal groups still unhappy the bill doesn’t create a government-run insurance option. Republicans are opposed to the legislation, arguing it still amounts to a government takeover of health care, largely paid for through higher taxes and deep cuts in Medicare that will harm seniors. In recent days, they have also turned their criticism on Pelosi, who says the House may approve the Senate-

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passed bill without casting a separate vote on it. Instead, under a rule that would itself be subject to a vote, it would be considered passed automatically if the second fix-it bill passed. This approach has been used numerous times in recent years by both political parties, but Republicans added it to their list of grievances as they sought to send Obama’s top domestic priority down to defeat. “The only way to stop this madness is for a few courageous Democrats to step forward and stop it,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate GOP leader. “Historians will remember this as a new low in this debate, the week that America was introduced to the schemeand-deem approach to legislating. They’ll remember this as the week that Congress tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the public in order to get around their will.” Without disclosing details, Democrats say the fix-it bill would add funds to federal subsidies designed to make health care more affordable for the working poor and middle class, to benefit states that already meet standards the bill sets for health care for the poor and to gradually close a gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage known as the doughnut hole. The revisions are also expected to repeal a Nebraska-only increase in federal Medicaid funds that cleared the Senate, a provision that became politically toxic as news of it spread last year. Shortly after Kucinich’s announcement, a letter was released from leaders of 60 women’s religious orders urging lawmakers to vote for the legislation.

bill for Obama’s signature By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won congressional approval Wednesday in what Democrats hope is just the first of several election-year measures aimed at boosting hiring. The 68-29 bipartisan vote in the Senate sent the legislation to the White House, where President Barack Obama was expected to sign it into law Thursday. Eleven Republicans voted for the legislation, an impressive tally considering the politically charged atmosphere on Capitol Hill. It was the first of several jobs bills promised by Democrats, though there’s plenty of skepticism that the measure will do much to actually create jobs. Optimistic estimates predict the tax break could generate perhaps 250,000 jobs through the end of the year, but that would be just a tiny fraction of the 8.4 million jobs lost since the start of the recession. The measure is part of a campaign by Democrats to show that they are addressing the nation’s unemployment problem, but that message was overshadowed by Congress’ feverish final push to pass health care overhaul legislation by this weekend. “It is the first of what I hope will be a series of jobs packages that help to continue to put people back to work,” Obama

said after the vote. The bill contains about $18 billion in tax breaks and a $20 billion infusion of cash into highway and transit programs. Among other things, it exempts businesses that hire people who have been unemployed for at least 60 days from paying the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax through December and gives employers an additional $1,000 credit if new workers stay on the job a full year. Taxpayers will have to reimburse Social Security for the lost revenue. “This is just the first, certainly not the last, piece of legislation that we will put forward in relation to jobs,” said its sponsor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “If we don’t create jobs, the economy will not move forward.” It also extends highway and mass transit programs through the end of the year and pump in $20 billion in time for the spring construction season. That money would make up for lowerthan-expected gasoline tax revenues. The measure is modest compared with last year’s $862 billion economic stimulus bill, and the bulk of the hiring tax breaks would probably go to companies that were likely to hire new workers anyway. “Until business picks up for small business owners, there’s not going to be a huge incentive to add new workers,” said Bill Rys of the National Federation of Independent Business, which lobbies for small business.


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More than 100 complaints lodged over fix By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — 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. The complaints from 105 drivers raise questions about whether Toyota’s repairs will prevent the cars from speeding up on their own or if there is another reason for the problem. Toyota has said it is confident in its repairs and has found no evidence of other problems, such as faulty electronics. The automaker did not immediately comment Wednesday on the latest complaints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was contacting owners who have complained about their repaired vehicles. David Strickland, NHTSA’s administrator, said in a statement Wednesday the agency has found “sev-

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The Toyota logo is seen on a car at a dealership in Nashville, Tenn. eral instances in which a dealer made mistakes in applying one of the recall remedies.� He said NHTSA has discussed the issue with Toyota, which is trying to improve instructions to dealers. Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide since October over complaints that gas pedals can become sticky or trapped under floor mats. An AP review of a NHTSA database found reports

of repaired cars continuing to accelerate on their own had jumped to 105 since March 4, when the government reported 60 such complaints. The complaints are submitted online or through a NHTSA hot line and have not been independently verified. In many of the comments, which can be filed anonymously, owners said the sudden acceleration issue reappeared only days after their cars were fixed at their local dealer-

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ship. “I went in for the recall and it seems there is a worse problem now,� wrote the owner of a 2008 Toyota Tundra in Boynton Beach, Fla., who reported unwanted acceleration in early March. “I truly believe this is an electronic problem.� John Moscicki, of Lake Oswego, Ore., told the AP his 2007 Camry accelerated on its own five times before he got the vehicle fixed under the floor mat recall last month. On March 4, his repaired Camry took off from a standing stop on the freeway and accelerated to 50 mph before Moscicki managed to stop it by shifting into neutral, hitting the brake with his left foot and pulling back the gas pedal with his right. “It just went to the floor like some other system had control of it,� said Moscicki, who raced high-performance sports cars and previously owned a Porsche restoration business.

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Prescription-drug heists on the rise WASHINGTON (AP) — The $75 million heist at a pharmaceutical warehouse in Connecticut this week was just the most audacious example of a growing phenomenon: Thieves are stealing large quantities of prescription drugs for resale on the black market. Pharmaceutical heists in the U.S. have quadrupled since 2006, a coalition of industry and law enforcement

estimates. And experts say the reasons include spotty security and high drug prices that can make such thefts extremely lucrative. While some stolen pills wind up overseas, others show up on pharmacy shelves in the U.S. with fake labels and lot numbers. The theft from an Eli Lilly & Co. warehouse early Sunday is the largest of its kind on record and attests to the growing sophistication of those who pull off such crimes.

Fed boss makes case to keep all banking duties WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday urged Congress not to scale back the Fed’s regulatory authority over banks. He said the Fed needs the information it gleans from its bank oversight to set interest rates and gauge the health of the banking system. A Senate bill to overhaul financial regulation would strip the Fed of its power to supervise state-chartered banks and bank holding companies with assets of less than $50 billion. That would leave the Fed to oversee only 35 big bank holding companies. Critics have blamed lax regulation at the Fed and at other agencies for contributing to the financial crisis. Testifying to the House Financial Services Committee, Bernanke once again acknowledged that the Fed’s past regulatory failures played a role in the crisis.

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Black people must leave, Walmart announcer says

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An announcement at a Walmart store in New Jersey ordering black people to leave brought chagrin and apologies Wednesday from leaders of the company, which has built a fragile trust among mi-

nority communities. A male voice came over the public-address system Sunday evening at a store in Washington Township in southern New Jersey and calmly announced: “Attention Walmart customers: All black people leave the store now.”

Shoppers in the store at the time said a manager quickly got on the public address system and apologized for the remark. And while it wasn’t clear whether a rogue patron or an employee was responsible for the comment, many

customers expressed their anger to store management. “I want to know why such statements are being made, because it flies in the face of what we teach our children about tolerance for all,” said Sheila Ellington, of Monroe. She

and her friend, Patricia Covington, were in the store at the time and have said they now plan to boycott the retailer. Officials with WalMart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., said that the announcement was “unacceptable.”

BRIEFS Sandbags on hand, Red River area waits for flood

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Schoolchildren, parents and hundreds of residents have spent days packing and stacking sandbags to protect their cities against the rising Red River. The National Guard is in place, keeping watch over the water. Dike builders are finishing last-minute work. Now comes the difficult part for residents of Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., who must wait to find out if all of their efforts are enough to hold back the water. “It’s hard to tell how this one is going to end up,” Ed Farley said after he and other volunteers wrapped up construction of a sandbag dike behind his family’s home in south Moorhead. “You’ve always got some concerns.” Volunteers filled their 1 millionth sandbag Wednesday as the river rose above 30 feet — considered major flood stage — on its way to an expected crest of about 38 feet Sunday that could swamp roads and threaten some neighborhoods. “I’ve only slept a couple of hours since Monday,” said Farley, 57, a farmer from Felton, Minn., who sported head-to-toe mud and a threeday beard. “I figure I probably won’t be able to shave for quite a while. It grows fast when you’re working.” Officials, meanwhile, exuded confidence.

Research monkey deaths prompt calls for crackdown

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Workers at a Nevada research lab were checking on a primate room when they came across a ghastly sight: Thirty dead monkeys were essentially cooked alive after someone left the heater on. Two others were near death and had to be euthanized. At a lab run by the same company, a monkey died last year after it was sent through a washer while still in its cage. The temperatures were so scalding the monkey never had a chance. The two cases have led to calls for greater oversight and enforcement of the animal research industry after an alarmingly high number of deaths in recent years. Critics say fines for violations at animal research labs are so puny that they do nothing to deter violations. The lab where the monkeys died in Nevada was fined a mere $14,000 for the two incidents, according to records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

More pet owners report injuries from skin products

WASHINGTON (AP) — Products intended to treat cats and dogs for fleas and ticks kill hundreds of pets each year and injure tens of thousands, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday as it outlined plans to make the products safer. The EPA said it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for flea and tick treatments that are applied to a pet’s skin. The agency also will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products. The EPA’s effort follows increasing complaints from pet owners that the “spoton” products have triggered reactions in dogs and cats, ranging from skin irritation to neurological problems to deaths. Cats and small dogs appear particularly vulnerable, the EPA said, especially when given products intended for larger animals. Steve Owens, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, said new restrictions will be placed on flea and tick products, with additional changes for specific products likely — including possible changes in some product formulas.


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Woody, Buzz face abandonment issues By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LAS VEGAS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playtime is over for Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear and friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3,â&#x20AC;? which screened Tuesday for theater owners attending their annual ShoWest convention, poses a new question for the gang from the 1995 hit that launched computer animation into the feature-film world: Is there life for a toy after your kid grows up? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see how much weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going for on eBay,â&#x20AC;? laments John Ratzenbergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hamm the Piggy Bank as he and the other toys ponder a lonely future, with their owner, Andy, heading to college and leaving them behind. Though the film is not yet finished, with much of the animation still in rough form, the screening provided a sneak peek for one of summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most anticipated releases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The youngest kids who saw â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toy Storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toy Story 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; when they first came out are now kind of heading off to college. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the position Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very strange and nostalgic for people to see this character that is part of their childhood kind of growing up with them and facing the same life changes,â&#x20AC;? said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3â&#x20AC;? director Lee Unkrich,

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Producer Darla K. Anderson, right, introduces â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3â&#x20AC;? before a screening at ShoWest 2010 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. who was a film editor on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Storyâ&#x20AC;? and co-director on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 2.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;For anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a transition in their life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; heading off to college, parents sending their kids off to college, people getting out of college and heading off into the workforce. Those are major transitions. Our characters in their own way are dealing with similar transitions,â&#x20AC;? Unkrich said in an interview after the screening. For Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite playthings, Woody and Buzz (voiced again by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen), the transition threatens to end their long partnership as the toys argue over what steps would be best for their future. Due in theaters June 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3â&#x20AC;? also

features returning voice cast members that include Joan Cusack, Don Rickles and Wallace Shawn. Among new voice co-stars are Whoopi Goldberg, Ned Beatty, Timothy Dalton and Michael Keaton. Their ranks thinned over the years as some of their friends were thrown away, donated or â&#x20AC;&#x153;yardsaled,â&#x20AC;? Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys face their own mortality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that moment when they ask themselves what reason they have to exist without a child to play with them. The toysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new adventures take them to a seeming paradise, a day-care center with a never-ending supply of kids. But there they find a rigid regime run by a cuddly but deceptive teddy bear who decrees what toys will end up with the gentler older

children and what ones will be tormented as â&#x20AC;&#x153;toddler fodder.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3â&#x20AC;? is the 11th feature film from Disneyowned Pixar Animation, which recently won its latest Academy Award with last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blockbuster â&#x20AC;&#x153;Up.â&#x20AC;? Pixar films have won five of the nine Oscars for feature-length animation since the category was added (the other winners are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding Nemo,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Incredibles,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ratatouilleâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;WALL-Eâ&#x20AC;?). Pixar personnel knew as far back as 1999â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 2â&#x20AC;? that they might want to return for another sequel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sequels just for the sake of making them, but in this case, we truly loved these characters and this world,â&#x20AC;? Unkrich said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the foundation of our company. We think of them as people. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of them just as cartoon characters, and so we really wanted to visit that world again. But we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do it if we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with something great.â&#x20AC;? The key creative team at Pixar gathered for a twoday retreat at the same cabin where they cooked up the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story.â&#x20AC;? They had been kicking around an idea for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toy Story 3â&#x20AC;? for years, but they quickly realized it would not hold up as a feature film.

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wayward son was freed Tuesday after spending seven months in jail for becoming embroiled in Cameron Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; downward spiral with drugs. A judge in federal court in Manhattan sentenced Kelly Sott to time served for misdemeanor drug possession. She had pleaded guilty last month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned a good lesson,â&#x20AC;? Sott told the judge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to leave all that behind me â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the drugs. ... Thank you for giving me a second chance.â&#x20AC;? Sottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer said her time behind bars had given her a chance to kick a drug habit she picked up amid her distress over losing two friends in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. As part of her sentence, the judge ordered her to undergo drug treatment and counseling for a year after she returns to her home in Pennsylvania. Federal agents arrested Sott last summer after she was caught trying smuggle heroin to Cameron Douglas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an admitted drug addict and dealer who was under house arrest at the time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; inside an electric toothbrush. The son of the Academy Award winner was arrested July 28, 2009, at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.

Hamlet returns to Met after 113 years NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ambroise Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamletâ&#x20AC;? was last performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1897, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see why more than a century passed before its revival. Even with two outstanding singing actors in the lead roles, the work exudes at best a fragile charm, a refinement typical of French grand opera that is worlds apart from the visceral excitement Verdi summoned for his adaptations of Shakespearean tragedy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Otelloâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Macbeth.â&#x20AC;? On Tuesday night, the Met brought back â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamlet,â&#x20AC;? with one of the crucial ingredients for success â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fine English baritone Simon Keenlyside as the tormented hero. He first sang the role in this production in Geneva in 1996, and his interpretation is riveting. He couples athletic agility and grace with a brooding intensity as Hamlet confronts his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ghost and then resolves to kill Claudius, the uncle who usurped the throne. ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:25 ** Planet 51: PG (10:20), 12:20, 5:2

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Court charges 5 Americans with terrorism By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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. The men â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all Muslims from the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pleaded not guilty to a total of five charges, the most severe of which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, defense lawyer Hasan Dastagir told The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My clients were in good shape and high spirits,â&#x20AC;? Dastagir said. The men, all in their late teens or early 20s, were charged by an antiterrorism court inside a prison in Sargodha, the city in Punjab province where they were arrested in December. They were reported missing by their families in November after one left behind a farewell video showing

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In this Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, Pakistani police officers with detained American Muslims leave a police station to send them into prison in Sargodha, Pakistan. A scenes of war and casualties and saying Muslims must be defended. Their lawyer has said they were heading to Afghanistan and had no plans to stage attacks inside Pakistan. The court also charged the men with planning attacks on Afghan and U.S. territory, said Dastagir. The charges did not specify what was meant by U.S. territory but could be a reference to American bases or diplomatic outposts in Afghanistan.

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The men also were charged with contributing cash to banned organizations to be used for terrorism and with directing each other to commit terrorist acts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This last charge carries life in prison while the rest of the charges have lesser punishments,â&#x20AC;? Dastagir said. The trial will begin on March 31, and the prosecution is slated to present more than 20 witnesses, Dastagir said. The defense plans to bring witnesses from

the U.S. and provide evidence of community service carried out by the men back home, Dastagir said. Pakistani police have publicly made several accusations against the young men, claiming the suspects contacted Pakistani-based jihadi groups. They accused the five of using the social networking site Facebook and video-sharing site YouTube while they were in the U.S. to try to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan. During past court hearings, the men have claimed they were tortured by Pakistani police and FBI agents. Pakistan and the U.S. have denied those allegations. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a phone interview Wednesday from Washington that the parents of the five have received letters from their children detailing the alleged torture, including beatings and threats of electrocution.

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Yemen-American imam calls for U.S. Muslim revolt

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JORDAN’S BOBCATS BID APPROVED BY NBA BOARD

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Michael Jordan became a basketball star at North Carolina. Now he’ll try to turn around the state’s moneylosing NBA team by becoming the first ex-player to be a majority owner in the league. The NBA’s Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved Jordan’s $275 million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from Bob Johnson. Jordan will immediately take over the team after functioning as a minority investor with the final say on basketball decisions since 2006. “Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise,” Jordan said in a statement. “I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to build a winning team in my home state of North Carolina. “I plan to make this franchise an organization that Charlotte can be proud of, and I am committed to doing all that I can to achieve this goal.” The six-time NBA champion and five-time league MVP will be charged with turning around the fortunes of the 6-year-old Bobcats, who are on pace to lose about $30 million this season because of sluggish ticket and sponsorship sales.

NFL PANTHERS SIGN BRAYTON TO 3-YEAR DEAL

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will have at least one starting defensive lineman returning next season after agreeing on a three-year deal with defensive end Tyler Brayton. Agent Tom Mills says the 30year-old Brayton visited Seattle and had conversations with Oakland and Jacksonville, but is happy to return to Carolina. Brayton signed a two-year contract before the start of the 2008 season and has started 31 games over the past two years. He was eighth on the team with 45 tackles last season and had five sacks.

MLB RANGERS MANAGER USED COCAINE IN 2009

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — SI.com is reporting that Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine last season. SI.com says Washington failed the test conducted by Major League Baseball in July. The Web site says Washington has been subject to increased testing since then, and that he has passed every test. SI.com says the Rangers have decided to keep Washington as their manager.

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

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Lee County’s Pat Oldham (right) swings to hit the ball as Pinecrest High School’s catcher Trent Fredericks looks on during Wednesday night’s game in Sanford.

Maples, Pats down Jackets SANFORD — Dylan Maples blasted two home runs and drove in three as Pinecrest clipped Lee County 5-2 in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday night. Lee County was held to just three hits and collected both if its runs in the fifth inning. Nick Durazo, Cody Palmer and Patrick Oldham each had a hit for the Yellow Jackets (2-2). “Pinecrest is a good program,” said Lee County coach Charlie Spivey. “I thought we

did a nice job defensively.” Joey Veckionne earned the win for Pinecrest with five innings of one-hit ball. Zac Bradford drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to trim the deficit to 4-2, but Maples belted a solo home run in the sixth for a little extra cushion. The Jackets defeated Middle Creek 3-1 on Tuesday night in Tri-9 Conference action. Lee County (2-1 in the Tri-9 Confer-

ence) finished with six hits and were led by Bradford, who was 2-for-3 with a double, a single and two RBI. Neal O’Quinn, Carson Wilson, Garrett Verrilli, Tyler Castleberry and Oldham each had a hit in the victory. On the mound, the Yellow Jackets were led by Dillon Frye, who struck out eight and allowed two walks in a complete game. Frye allowed three hits over the first three innings and did not allow another baserunner after that.

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Devils expect deep run By BRYAN STRICKLAND bstrickland@heraldsun.com

DURHAM — None of Duke’s current players has experienced the kind of deep NCAA Tournament run that they could look back upon fondly, but the now older and taller Blue Devils believe it could be a different story this season. Duke plays its first-round game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which beat Winthrop 61-44 in Tuesday night’s Singler opening-round game, on Friday in Jacksonville (7:25 p.m., WRAL). “Since J.J.’s senior year, this is our best team since then,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday in reference to the J.J. Redick-led team that entered the 2006 NCAA Tournament ranked No. 1 in the nation. “The best thing is experienced talent. “I think it’s important to just be fresh and be yourself, and experience is always good.” In some ways, Krzyzewski was stating the obvious. The Blue Devils are a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006, and they’re coming off their first ACC regular-season championship since ’06 as well. But it’s more than that, more than any record or ranking can communicate. The Blue Devils not only believe they can advance deeper than they have in recent years, they expect it. “Going into this tournament, we’re definitely more confident,” Duke junior Nolan Smith said. “We’re definitely better.” Where exactly is that confidence coming from? The obvious answer would be to

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Rhode Island’s Delroy James (21) and Akeem Richmond (10) look at the leaking ceiling that caused a delay of their semifinal round NCAA college basketball game against Temple at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.

Richmond leads Rhode Island in NIT Former Cavaliers star scores 14 straight points during critical first-half run as Rams win 76-64 KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Akeem Richmond scored 14 of his 16 points during a big first-half run as Rhode Island defeated Northwestern 76-64 on Wednesday night in an NIT opener. The Rams (24-9) will host a second-round game against the winner of the game between

Nevada and Wichita State later Wednesday. Michael Thompson led the Wildcats (20-14) with 24 points, while Northwestern’s leading scorer, John Shurna, was held to 15 — 3.3 below his season average. Northwestern led 22-20 when Richmond scored 14 consecutive points for

Rhode Island in a span of 3:07 which helped give the Rams a 34-28 lead. Richmond connected on all four of his 3-pointers during the run. Rhode Island’s Orion Outerbridge converted a three-point play with 1:04 left in the half to give Rhode Island a 37-30 lead at intermission.


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IN THE NEWS Former Lee star Hendley up for All-Star Game SANFORD – Former Lee County star Todd Hendley needs your vote. Playing in the Netherlands in the FEB (Federation Eredivisie Basketball), 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 isn’t difficult. Got to “Stap 2” (step two, the North team) and Hendley can be found under “Power Forwards.” 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.

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YOUTH Carolina All-Stars holding tryout SANFORD — The Carolina All-Stars, an area 10-and-under traveling boys’ basketball team, will conduct tryouts this weekend. The tryout will take place form 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Bob E. Hales Rec Center. For more information, call (919) 258-9916.

YOUTH Lee County Lakers to have tryout SANFORD — The Lee County Laker girls 16-17 year-old AAU basketball team will hold tryouts on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at W.B. Wicker School. For more information, please call (919) 770-2106.

BOYS’ TENNIS

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Vikings pick up win over Cavaliers

Cavaliers blank Pats

CAMERON — Union Pines turned away Southern Lee in boys’ tennis on Wednesday, taking an 8-1 victory in a clash of league unbeatens. The Vikings (6-1, 4-0) picked up wins from Jay O’Connor, John Dangerfield, Jay Stalls, Adam Howard and Matt Lorenz. Southern Lee’s Tyler Elseth won a singles match for the Cavaliers.

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SANFORD — The Southern Lee Lady Cavaliers shut out Patrick Coleman/ Special to The Herald Lee County football player Chris Thompson, seated, signs a letter of intent to play football for Methodist next season. the Pinecrest Patriots 3-0 in nonconference softball Joining Thompson are (from left): his brother Phillip Thompson, his mother Vicki Thompson, his father Frank action on Tuesday night. Thompson, Lee County football coach Burton Cates and Athletic Director Steve Womack. Johnna Spivey led the Cavaliers offensive output with a two-run double. Malia Blue was 3-for-3 in the victory. In the circle, pitcher Andy Everette recorded six strikeouts to take the win for Southern Lee. In junior varsity action, the Lady Cavs lost to the SANFORD — The The Cavaliers were out the Wolverines 20-0 credited with a critiPatriots 10-9. Ashley Poe cal two-run home run Southern Lee baseball led offensively by Tyler on Tuesday with Rodney finished 2-for-2 and Lauren Appling, who was 4Sutherland leading the for the Cavaliers in their team cruised to a 17-4 Pickens was 2-for-4. victory over Westover in for-5 with two RBI. Walt way with three hits. Concome-from-behind win The Lady Cavs will return the first game of the Cape Podruchny was 3-for-5 nor Hunt and Carlos Colon the road over Western to the field on Thursday Fear Valley Conference with five RBI. Justin Cox lazo each finished with Guilford. when they travel to Chaseason on Tuesday night. finished 2-for-2 with two hits apiece. tham Central. three runs and Jared The Cavaliers improve Andrew McNeill pitched five stellar inKehagias was 2-for-3 with to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in nings with 12 strikeouts four runs. conference action. for the Cavaliers (3-1, In junior varsity acEarlier in the season, Derek Gaster was not 1-0). tion, the Cavaliers shut

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SPORTS BRIEFS Dukes released by Nationals

VIERA, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Outfielder Elijah Dukes was released by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, a sudden move with 2 1/2 weeks left in spring training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to say. It felt a little funny,â&#x20AC;? Dukes said told The Associated Press as he packed his car at the team hotel Wednesday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting it. ... Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of baseball. No big deal, no hard feelings. Just part of the game.â&#x20AC;? The 25-year-old Dukes was expected to be Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting right fielder this season, but the Nationals announced the decision before their exhibition game at the Houston Astros.

Anderson agrees to deal with Cards

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Arizona Cardinals have come to terms on a twoyear contract with free agent quarterback Derek Anderson. The one-time Pro Bowl quarterback comes to Arizona as the Cardinals look for someone to compete with Matt Leinart, the only quarterback the team has under contract after Kurt Warnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement. Anderson was released by Cleveland on March 9, ending an uneven five-year stint with the team.

Hanson sharp over 5 innings as Braves top Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tommy Hanson pitched like he was in midseason form Wednesday for the Atlanta Braves.

Hanson allowed one run on six hits in five innings in Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-2 win over the Marlins. It was the longest outing of the spring for Hanson, projected to be Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 3 starter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really sharp. Best heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looked all spring,â&#x20AC;? said manager Bobby Cox.

NASCAR adds pit stop to All-Star race CONCORD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR has added a mandatory four-tire pit stop to the format of the Sprint All-Star Race. The race will once again be decided by a 10-lap shootout to the finish. But, for the first time, teams will be required to enter pit road for a full stop. The order that cars exit pit road will determine how they line up for the sprint to the $1 million payout. NASCAR and series sponsor Sprint are constantly tweaking the All-Star race format to amp up the excitement of the event. Last year, Tony Stewart passed Matt Kenseth with two laps to go in the final sprint to win his first AllStar race.

Lee suspended for 1st 5 games of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee has been suspended for the first five games of the regular season for throwing a pitch over the head of Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Snyder in an exhibition game this week. Lee is in his first season with Seattle. The former AL Cy Young winner was ejected from Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

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Tim Tebow holds on the ball as he looks down field for a receiver during Pro Day in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday.

Tebow shows off new arm action GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tim Tebowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest visit to Florida Field looked like most of the others. He was cheered, revered and pulled in every direction. This time, though, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just screaming fans gushing over the former Heisman Trophy winner. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was the star attraction at Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro day Wednesday, receiving rave reviews from NFL scouts, coaches and general managers after he unveiled his new, compact throwing motion. The bulky left-hander threw dozens of passes to former teammates Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernandez and David Nelson during a 30-minute workout, spoke with several NFL execu-

Spoiler change coming at Martinsville

CONCORD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NASCAR will officially move from the wing to the more traditional spoiler at next weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race at Martinsville Speedway. Martinsville had been targeted for the transition, and NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton confirmed Wednesday that spoilers have been shipped to Sprint Cup teams and will be used for the first time at the Virginia short track. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as soon as we could be ready,â&#x20AC;? Pemberton said of selecting Martinsville for the spoiler. The spoiler was tested by 25 Cup teams on Tuesday at Talladega Superspeedway, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a two-day test scheduled for next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR decided in January it would return the spoiler to the race cars, a decision based on improving the racing and pleasing fans who did not like the look of the wing. Officials told teams the spoiler will replicate the downforce and balance

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NBA Standings x-Cleveland d-Orlando Atlanta d-Boston Milwaukee Charlotte Miami Toronto Chicago Detroit New York Philadelphia Washington Indiana New Jersey

W 52 47 42 41 36 34 35 32 31 23 23 23 21 21 7

L 15 21 23 24 29 31 32 33 34 43 43 43 43 45 59

d-L.A. Lakers d-Denver d-Dallas Utah Oklahoma City Phoenix San Antonio Portland Memphis Houston New Orleans L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State Minnesota

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB L10 .776 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9-1 .691 51â &#x201E;2 8-2 .646 9 7-3 .631 10 5-5 .554 15 9-1 .523 17 7-3 .522 17 6-4 .492 19 1-9 .477 20 2-8 .348 281â &#x201E;2 2-8 1 .348 28 â &#x201E;2 4-6 1 .348 28 â &#x201E;2 1-9 .328 291â &#x201E;2 1-9 .318 301â &#x201E;2 2-8 1 .106 44 â &#x201E;2 2-8 WESTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB L10 .727 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6-4 .682 3 8-2 1 .672 3 â &#x201E;2 9-1 .636 6 6-4 .631 61â &#x201E;2 8-2 1 .612 7 â &#x201E;2 7-3 .609 8 8-2 .594 81â &#x201E;2 8-2 .522 131â &#x201E;2 6-4 .516 14 5-5 1 .478 16 â &#x201E;2 2-8 .373 231â &#x201E;2 1-9 .343 251â &#x201E;2 5-5 1 .277 29 â &#x201E;2 2-8 1 .209 34 â &#x201E;2 1-9

Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Cleveland 113, Detroit 101 Atlanta 108, New Jersey 84 San Antonio 88, Miami 76 Memphis 104, Chicago 97 Denver 97, Washington 87 L.A. Lakers 106, Sacramento 99 Phoenix 152, Minnesota 114 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.

BASKETBALL Str W-3 L-1 W-2 L-1 W-6 W-6 W-3 L-5 L-7 L-1 W-1 L-4 L-7 L-2 L-4

Home 29-4 27-7 26-7 19-12 23-9 24-8 20-14 22-10 19-13 16-18 14-21 10-21 12-22 14-16 3-28

Away 23-11 20-14 16-16 22-12 13-20 10-23 15-18 10-23 12-21 7-25 9-22 13-22 9-21 7-29 4-31

Conf 31-9 32-12 23-14 28-15 26-15 20-19 21-18 23-18 19-20 15-23 16-27 11-27 15-27 16-24 6-34

Str W-2 W-6 L-1 L-2 W-5 W-1 W-3 W-4 L-1 W-2 L-3 L-7 W-1 W-1 L-9

Home 30-5 28-5 23-10 25-8 22-11 25-9 24-10 22-13 20-15 18-14 21-12 18-14 17-16 14-19 9-25

Away 18-13 17-16 22-12 17-16 19-13 16-17 15-15 19-15 15-17 15-17 11-23 7-28 6-28 4-28 5-28

Conf 27-11 28-14 24-16 25-17 22-18 26-16 24-17 26-15 18-23 23-18 21-20 12-29 14-28 9-29 7-35

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. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Washington at Portland, 10 p.m. Utah at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NIT Glance First Round Tuesday, March 16 Connecticut 59, Northeastern 57 N.C. State 58, South Florida 57 UAB 65, Coastal Carolina 49 Texas Tech 87, Seton Hall 69 North Carolina 80, William & Mary 72 Mississippi State 81, Jackson State 67 Jacksonville 67, Arizona State 66 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 (20-12) vs. Texas Tech (18-15), TBA St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Memphis winner vs. TroyMississippi winner, TBA Quinnipiac-Virginia Tech winner vs. Connecticut (18-15), TBA Nevada-Wichita State winner vs. Northwestern-Rhode Island winner, TBA Mississippi State (24-11) vs. North Carolina (17-16), TBA N.C. State (20-15) vs. UAB (24-8), TBA â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Quarterfinals March 23-24 Illinois-Stony Brookâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tulsa-Kent State winner vs. Illinois State-Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Weber State-Cincinnati winner, TBA

Jacksonville-Texas Tech winner vs. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Troy-Mississippi winner, TBA Quinnipiac-Virginia Tech-Connecticut winner vs. Nevada-Wichita Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Northwestern-Rhode Island winner, TBA Mississippi State-North Carolina winner vs. N.C. State-UAB, TBA â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Semifinals Tuesday, March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals First Game, 7 p.m. Second Game, 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 1 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Transactions Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOXâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Optioned LHP Dustin Richardson to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOXâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Optioned OF Stefan Gartrell, RHP Jeff Marquez and INF Dayan Viciedo to Charlotte (IL). Released OF Jason Botts and RHP Daniel Cabrera. KANSAS CITY ROYALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Optioned RHP Aaron Crow to Northwest Arkansas (Texas). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with RHP Kris Benson on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reassigned C Lou Santangelo and RHP Chia-Jen Lo to their minor league camp. Optioned LHP Fernando Abad, RHP Evan Englebrook, RHP Matt Nevarez, LHP Polin Trinidad, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Henry Villar, OF Yordany Ramirez, OF Brian Bogusevic and INF Wladimir Sutil to their minor league camp. Released OF Alex Romero unconditionally. Announced INF Jose Vallejo cleared waivers and was sent to Round Rock (Texas). WASHINGTON NATIONALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Released OF Elijah Dukes unconditionally.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOARD OF GOVERNORSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Approved the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Charlotte Bobcats by Michael Jordan. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fired vice president of basketball operations Tom Penn. FOOTBALL National Football League PHILADELPHIA EAGLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Released G Shawn Andrews. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed LB Matt McCoy to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed QB Rex Grossman. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Activated D Paul Martin from injured reserve. VANCOUVER CANUCKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recalled F Michael Grabner from Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLASâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Loaned G Josh Lambo to Tampa Bay (USSFD2). COLLEGE SETON HALLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Fired menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez.

Baseball America Top 25 DURHAM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through March 14 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pv 1. Virginia 12-3 1 2. Texas 13-3 3 3. Georgia Tech 13-1 4 4. Texas Christian 12-2 7 5. Florida State 13-2 5 6. Florida 11-3 6 7. Louisiana State 13-2 2 8. Coastal Carolina 15-2 8 9. Louisville 14-1 10 10. Arizona State 15-0 11 11. Clemson 13-1 12

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

UCLA Arkansas Rice UC Irvine South Carolina Miami Oregon State Vanderbilt East Carolina Mississippi Kentucky Stanford North Carolina Oklahoma

GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Hassan II Trophy, first round, at Rabat, Morocco 3 p.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, Transitions Championship, first round, at Tampa, Fla. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Regional coverage, NCAA Division I tournament, first round, doubleheader, Villanova vs. Robert Morris and Richmond vs. Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calif. at Providence, R.I.; Notre Dame vs. Old Dominion and Baylor vs. Sam Houston State at New Orleans; BYU vs. Florida and Kansas State vs. North Texas at Oklahoma City; or Vanderbilt vs. Murray State and Butler vs. UTEP at San Jose, Calif. 7 p.m.

13-0 12-3 10-7 9-6 11-4 10-4 10-3 14-1 8-6 12-4 13-2 7-4 12-4 15-2

15 14 9 16 19 20 21 24 13 18 22 23 17 25

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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

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point to the big three on the perimeter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the combination of Smith, Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that just led the Blue Devils to the ACC Tournament title. But having three capable perimeter plays is nothing new for Duke. In 2009, the Blue Devils had Smith and Scheyer along with NBA lottery pick Gerald Henderson, and the year before that they had Scheyer, Henderson and DeMarcus Nelson. The difference, according to Scheyer, has to do with big men as much as it does a big three. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the most complete team Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brian (Zoubek), first of all. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just

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

Howard II 0-0 0-0 0, Pavloff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-62 4-4 72. NORTH CAROLINA (17-16) Graves 1-6 2-2 5, Henson 3-6 3-4 9, Thompson 9-13 2-6 20, Ginyard 5-11 0-0 12, Drew II 2-6 3-4 9, Strickland 1-4 5-6 7, Zeller 5-6 3-4 13, T.Wear 1-2 0-0 2, McDonald 1-3 0-0 3, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Petree 0-0 0-0 0, Watts 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Gallagher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 18-26 80. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;North Carolina 43-33. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;William & Mary 16-43 (Schneider 7-15, Ludwick 5-12, Sumner 3-9, Gaillard 1-2, Brown 0-1, Rum 0-2, McCurdy 0-2), North Carolina 6-17 (Drew II 2-4, Ginyard 2-5, McDonald 1-2, Graves 1-5, Strickland 0-1). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kitts, McCurdy. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;William & Mary 33 (Hess 7), North Carolina 35 (Henson 10). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;William & Mary 22 (Schneider 8), North Carolina 18 (Drew II 6). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;William & Mary 18, North Carolina 11. Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;6,822. N.C. STATE 58, SOUTH FLORIDA 57 N.C. STATE (20-15) Wood 0-3 0-0 0, T.Smith 5-11 4-4 14, Horner 10-16 3-4 25, Gonzalez 2-8 0-0 6, Degand 0-1 0-0 0, Howell 4-5 1-2 9, Williams 0-5 0-0 0, Mays 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 23-55 8-10 58. SOUTH FLORIDA (20-13) Famous 4-5 2-2 10, Fitzpatrick 2-3 0-0 4, Howard 1-3 6-6 8, Crater 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 7-16 8-15 24, Rivas 0-0 0-0 0, Noriega 0-0 0-0 0, Gilchrist 1-7 5-6 7, Mercer 2-5 0-2 4. Totals 17-40 21-31 57. Halftimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;South Florida 26-22. 3-Point Goalsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;N.C. State 4-13 (Gonzalez 2-4, Horner 2-6, Williams 0-1, Wood 0-2), South Florida 2-9 (Jones 2-6, Crater 0-1, Gilchrist 0-1, Howard 0-1). Fouled Outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;T.Smith. Reboundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;N.C. State 36 (Wood 7), South Florida 26 (Famous, Howard 7). Assistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;N.C. State 8 (Degand, T.Smith 3), South Florida 7 (Howard 3). Total Foulsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;N.C. State 21, South Florida 13. Aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,502.

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By The Associated Press All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 69 41 23 5 87 217 197 New Jersey 68 41 24 3 85 183 164 Philadelphia 69 36 28 5 77 206 189 N.Y. Rangers 70 31 30 9 71 182 191 N.Y. Islanders 70 29 32 9 67 185 216 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 68 36 22 10 82 186 174 Ottawa 70 37 28 5 79 187 201 Montreal 71 36 29 6 78 194 195 Boston 69 31 26 12 74 174 177 Toronto 70 24 34 12 60 187 235 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Washington 70 47 14 9103 277 198 Atlanta 69 29 29 11 69 204 224 Tampa Bay 69 28 29 12 68 183 211 Florida 68 28 30 10 66 177 200 Carolina 69 28 33 8 64 191 216 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 68 44 18 6 94 225 170 Nashville 70 39 26 5 83 197 201 Detroit 69 34 23 12 80 187 186 St. Louis 69 32 28 9 73 189 193 Columbus 70 28 31 11 67 183 226 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 70 43 24 3 89 230 181 Colorado 69 40 23 6 86 209 182 Calgary 69 34 26 9 77 174 172 Minnesota 69 34 29 6 74 192 199 Edmonton 70 21 42 7 49 176 245 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 69 43 16 10 96 226 180 Phoenix 70 43 22 5 91 189 170 Los Angeles 68 40 23 5 85 206 182 Dallas 69 30 26 13 73 199 220 Anaheim 68 31 29 8 70 189 209 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. y-clinched division Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Nashville 4, Philadelphia 3, SO Boston 5, Carolina 2 Atlanta 4, Buffalo 3 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Toronto 4, Ottawa 1 Phoenix 2, Tampa Bay 1 Washington 7, Florida 3 Colorado 5, St. Louis 3 Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2 Dallas 8, San Jose 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Vancouver 2 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Pittsburgh at Boston, 7 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

given our team a whole lot of confidence. Along with him, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lance [Thomas], and then with Miles and Mason (Plumlee) coming off the bench, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a dynamic that our team just hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defensive rebounding keeps us in games when our offense isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there, and when our offense is there, we have a chance to blow people out.â&#x20AC;? Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2006 team had All-American big man Shelden Williams to go with Redick. This team doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that kind of presence in the post, but the collective impact may be even greater: Duke enters the postseason ranked 19th in the nation with a plus-5.9 rebounding margin per game, the biggest margin for a Duke team

since the 1998-99 squad that went 37-2 and made it to the NCAA title game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our bigs are playing well, and our perimeter plays both sides of the ball,â&#x20AC;? Singler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just play hard, and we know what we have to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re older, and overall weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just better. We have more guys who can contribute.â&#x20AC;? While the Blue Devils are more confident and more complete than the past three Duke teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which lost in the first round in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;07, the second round in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08 and the third round in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still important to remember that the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;06 team faltered in the third round, as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to take it one game at a time,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to prepare for each team as if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the championship game.â&#x20AC;?

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Will a 16 ever beat a No. 1? Not likely for No. 1 seeds against 16th seeds since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Those unlucky 16s, sometimes schools you never heard of from small college towns across America, always think big even if they should pack light. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely oneand-doners: Lehigh, East Tennessee State, Vermont and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Those four have a combined 17 tournament appearances. Top seeds Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse and Duke have a total of 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as in NCAA national championships. All but the Wildcats have won a title in the past 10 years. Yet, the rallying cry from these small schools is the same every season: Why Not Us?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The NCAA tournament is famous for the little guys shocking the marquee powerhouses and turning into the darlings of March. Upsets happen. In every region, every year. With one lopsided exception: No. 1 vs. No. 16. When brackets are e-mailed to the office staff after the 65-team field is set, typing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wâ&#x20AC;? in that 1-16 matchup is about as automatic an annual occurrence as ringing in the New Year on Dec. 31. With good reason: The Washington Generals have better odds at victory over the Harlem Globetrotters than a No. 16 seed does over a No. 1. 100-0. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the career record

Why not indeed? Because if there was ever a bracket where the 1-16 matchup might merit a little more study, perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this one: Syracuse vs. Vermont. After all, this upset has happened before, only five tournaments ago. In 2005, it was a 3-14 matchup. Win on Friday, and the Catamounts would not only add to their lore as Orange squeezers, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pull off one of the monumental upsets in sports history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I saw that name pop up, it fired me up a little bit,â&#x20AC;? said Andy Rautins, a fifth-year senior with the Orange who grew up in Syracuse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think everybody around Syracuse took that loss to heart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely going to be a payback

ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Georgia Tech players have a strategy for NCAA tournament success. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving up their cell phones. The Yellow Jackets followed coach Paul Hewittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestion to turn in their cell phones before last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Some players were skeptical, and the vote wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unanimous, but all players gave up their phones. Georgia Tech advanced to the ACC tournament championship game and now plan to be without their phones again before Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firstround game against Oklahoma State in Milwaukee.

Seton Hall fires coach Gonzalez SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Seton Hall basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez has been fired. Patrick Hobbs, the university law school dean who has been overseeing the athletics department since July, said Wednesday that Gonzalez was let go for reasons other than his coaching record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Performance and success are not measured solely by wins and losses, but also in the conduct of those associated with the program,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have expectations as to how our coaches and players will conduct themselves, and they are expected to treat everyone they interact with, whether officials, the press or our students, with the utmost respect, maturity and professionalism. Those core expectations must be met.â&#x20AC;?

Ed secretary: ban NCAA teams with low grad rates WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S.

Deacs, Horns want to forget recent history

NEW ORLEANS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Perhaps Rick Barnes and Dino Gaudio should compare notes on how to pull a team out of a lateseason funk. The two coaches have similar challenges on their hands heading into Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matchup between eighth-seeded Texas and ninth-seeded Wake Forest in the NCAA tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Regional. Barnesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Longhorns were once ranked No. 1 in the country before struggling through February and early March, and Gaudioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Demon Deacons have lost five of their last six, including a lopsided defeat to Miami in the ACC tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The regular seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over with. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over and done with,â&#x20AC;? Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more mental this time of year than anything else.â&#x20AC;? Texas started 17-0 before fading. The Longhorns (24-9) barely finished above .500 in the Big 12 and appeared outmatched against teams like Kansas, Kansas State and resurgent Baylor. With defenses focusing on 6-foot-10, 290pound Dexter Pittman, Texas never did turn things

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Ex-Seton Hall player charged in armed robbery NEWARK, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A former Seton Hall basketball player has been arrested, accused of robbing a house full of people at gunpoint. Prosecutors in Essex County, N.J., say Robert Mitchell entered a house in South Orange on Monday and robbed eight people at gunpoint. He was arrested Tuesday in Newark and charged with robbery, kidnapping and burglary. All three offenses carry 10- to 20-year maximum prison sentences.

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Jake Delhomme completed his visit to Cleveland last week and drove to the airport for a flight to New Orleans. He never made it. Travel delays forced Delhomme to return to Charlotte, N.C., where he chose to sign with the Browns without visiting his hometown Saints. The chance to start was more important than being a backup in his home state. “I had to decide if I wanted to still try to compete or if I wanted to hold a clipboard,” Delhomme said on Wednesday. “I just wasn’t ready for that.” Delhomme, who grew up in Breaux Bridge, La., and spent his first five years

with the Saints, would have been a backup to Drew Brees with the Super Bowl champions. In Cleveland, he is the favorite to win the starting job after team president Mike Holmgren and the Browns parted ways with Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn. Delhomme’s main competition will be Seneca Wallace, whom the Browns acquired in a trade with Seattle. Delhomme, 35, struggled through his worst season last year with the Carolina Panthers, throwing eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions. His season ended with a broken finger after 11 games and he was released earlier this month.

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Saint Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is celebrated every year on March 17. This holiday celebrates the memory and life of Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patron saint, Saint Patrick. Saint Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day celebrations have been going on for hundreds and hundreds of years in Ireland, where it is considered a religious holiday. It has become a popular holiday even among those who do not celebrate its Christian meaning. In 1762, the first Saint Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day parade was held in New York City. The holiday has become known for the parades, as well as other traditions, such as wearing green (in order not to be pinched). Saint Patrick, or Patricius, was born in Britain in the early 400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A.D. as Maewyn Succat. (Succat took the name Patricius later in life when he entered a monastery.) As a young man he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland where he was forced into slavery. According to his own autobiography, The Confessio, he escaped when he was 22. It was at this time that he entered the monastery. After he left the monastery, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He encountered some conflict with the local authority, The High King of Tare, but he later came to an agreement with the King and was allowed to freely spread his message of Christianity. Eventually, almost all of Ireland would convert from Druid paganism to Christianity. For this reason, Patricius was made a Saint. Legend has it that Saint Patrick died on March 17, 461 A.D. It was for this reason that March 17 was marked as a religious holiday honoring Saint Patrick.

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Loved ones’ final wishes honor unique individuals

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Happy Birthday: Don’t let anyone stand in your way or limit what you can do or say. Do what’s best for yourself, without hesitation. A partnership must be evened out or left behind. Speak from the heart but don’t hold back how you feel. It’s time for you to put yourself first. Your numbers are 4, 15, 19, 23, 26, 37, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will be sensitive and will react quickly to the way people treat you. The changes or reforms you want to make will be met with opposition. The way you go about things will set the stage for what’s to come. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Explain your situation without giving away too much information. You may be asked to make a few changes but, if you are willing to compromise, you will reach an agreement that benefits everyone involved. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your Gemini charm to work and you can influence the outcome of a situation you face. Don’t let someone’s disgruntled response stop you from moving forward. A relationship with the potential to grow will sprout if you offer your services to a community group. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your thoughts to yourself, especially if they could cause friction with someone at work or at home. Your reputation may be at risk if you meddle or spread rumors. An older friend or relative may need help. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll be where the action is and can entice people to support your ideas and plans. Travel, intrigue and romance are all in the stars. Don’t be afraid to make demands and lay down some ground rules that position you well for the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Hold off making a decision if you feel some-

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one is trying to railroad you into something that may not be good for you. Financial loss and additional burdens resulting from a mistake made long ago will actually lead to solutions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Focus on what you can gain in the shortest period of time. If someone tries to influence you or push you to do something you don’t want to do, stick up for your rights and get back to your own projects and plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A move or investment will give you a muchneeded boost. Now is not the time to beat around the bush -- say what’s on your mind, clear the air and make your move. Procrastination will be your enemy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Don’t allow relatives and neighbors to bring you down or cause you grief. If you remain neutral, refusing to take part in an ugly discussion, you will come out unscathed. Problems while traveling can be expected. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Do not give in, back down or ignore issues that must be dealt with. It may not be the nicest situation to be in but, if you use past experiences as an example, you will convince people you are dealing with to give you a chance. Your skills will leave a good impression. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): It may be time to question your current direction. Don’t let depression set in when all that’s required is a couple of changes on your part. You have added discipline and you should be putting it to good use. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Impulsive acts and overspending will create a difficult situation. Before you do something you’ll regret, turn your attention to something productive and industrious. The choice is yours, so settle down and get to work.

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to encourage “Wants to Do Right by Mama” (Jan. 25) to honor her mother’s final wishes regarding her burial attire and the position of her body. Several years ago, I sat down with my parents and we talked about their wishes for when they die. We discussed everything from the distribution of their assets to the type of funerals they want. I learned that my father would like a large tombstone, which is something I never knew, so I asked him to draw up exactly what he had in mind. Mom and Dad have already written their obituaries for the newspaper. Mom listed all the songs to be played at her service and the flowers she wants. We visited funeral homes, and discussed coffins and services, etc. Since then, they have changed their minds several times and have now decided they prefer cremation. Everything is written down and I sent copies to my brother, who lives out of town. Both of us want to respect our parents’ wishes. It wasn’t as difficult as we thought it would be, and when the time comes and everyone is emotionally spent, the arrangements will already be in place. — JIM IN CHESTERFIELD, MO. DEAR JIM: I congratulate you for having that important discussion with your parents. A number of readers commented on that letter. Their remarks made me smile, so I’ll share. Read on:

he requested that when he was interred, a nail be placed in his fist so he could reach up and pop their tires. When he passed away last August, we gave him the largest nail we could find. — DADDY’S DAUGHTER

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

DEAR ABBY: My father wanted to be buried without any clothes on and without his dentures. His reasoning was he came into the world naked and toothless, and he wanted to go out the same way. To my brother’s dismay, Daddy got his wish. He was, however, covered discreetly by a lovely blue sheet. — MISSING DADDY DEAR ABBY: My children know for a fact that if I’m ever unable to care for myself, they’ll have to pluck out my chin hairs. Whether I’m in a nursing home or in a coffin, if there are any coarse hairs sprouting from my chin, I’ll come back and haunt them. — MARTHA IN GREEN BAY DEAR ABBY: When we buried my mother, Dad realized his burial plot next to hers would be so close to the road that visitors might drive over it or park on his grave. So

DEAR ABBY: Our mother saved her favorite square dancing outfit for when the angels called her, and we honored her wishes when she passed away a few months ago at the age of 89. She was completely decked out in her dress, right down to the “full” slip, shoes and six-shooter earrings. We miss her terribly, but can’t help smiling when we think of her in her dress. — DID RIGHT BY MAMA, OTHELLO, WASH. DEAR ABBY: My great-grandma also requested that she be buried in her pajamas, but said she also wanted a fork placed in her hands. We could understand the pajamas — given the “long sleep” — but the fork had us stumped. She explained that when dishes were cleared after family dinners when she was growing up and dessert was on its way, her father would say, “Hold onto your fork, the best is yet to come!” We did as my great-grandmother asked, and it helped those of us who were grieving to remember that she’s now enjoying her “just desserts.” — HOLDING TIGHT TO MY FORK, SIOUX FALLS, S.D.

ODDS AND ENDS Tenn. Senate says fish, birds OK in barber shops NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Let the record reflect that the Tennessee state Senate has endorsed fish tanks and live birds in barber shops. The Senate on Wednesday voted 30-1 for a measure allowing barber shops to display live fish and birds. A companion bill passed the House earlier this month and the legislation is headed to the governor. Barber shop owner Lori Corbin had been asked to drain the built-in fish tank at her shop in nearby Mt. Pleasant following a state inspection. Existing law bars birds, fish or other live animals in barber shops, except for animals that help people with disabilities. The bill has provoked some laughs on Capitol Hill. Corbin said she wants fish in her barber shop because they “make you relaxed.”

Rescue redux: Pooch plucked twice from NY ice WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — If Koozie the dog were a cat she would be down to seven lives. The 8-year-old mix-breed pooch had to be rescued — not once, but twice — from the broken-up ice of Lake Erie off western New York. Koozie wandered away from her owner’s home outside Buffalo and was spotted Monday night about 30 miles away, trapped on the ice off Westfield. An Erie County Sheriff’s Department

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MY ANSWER helicopter was summoned, but the rescue effort was put off until Tuesday morning, when a crew member was lowered in a basket and plucked Koozie from the ice. After being brought to shore, the dog trotted back out onto the ice and had to be rescued a second time by the helicopter crew. She was checked out by a veterinarian and returned to her owner.

Helicopter rescues horse stranded on Ariz. sandbar PHOENIX (AP) — It’s not every day you see a horse fly. But with the greatest of ease, a heavyduty 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.

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If we repent, God forgives all our sins Q: How do I know if God has forgiven all my sins, when I can’t even remember a lot of the sins I know I must have committed? In other words, does God only forgive the sins we remember, or will He forgive all our sins if we ask Him to? -- D.C. A: The Bible certainly urges us to examine ourselves and confess to God every sin we know we have committed. The Psalmist’s prayer should be ours: “Search me, O God, and know my heart... See if there is any offensive way in me” (Psalm 139:23-24). But the Bible also tells us that all our sins -- all of them, without exception -- were placed on Jesus Christ when He died on the cross for us. He was without sin, because He was God in human flesh. But on the cross all our sins were placed on Him, and He took upon Himself the judgment and Hell that we deserve. Think of it: He paid the price for every sin you ever committed, or ever will commit! The Bible says, “He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13). Have you put your faith and trust in Him alone for your eternal salvation? Why, then, should we confess our sins if Christ has already taken them away? The reason is because sin separates us from God and breaks our fellowship with Him. The only way to restore our fellowship is to confess our sins and claim Christ’s forgiveness every day. Never forget: God’s will is that we would become more like Christ. Make sure of your commitment to Him, and then ask Him to help you not only turn your back on sin, but become more like Christ in your peace and love and compassion for others.


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DENNIS THE MENACE

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FUNKY WINKERBEAN PEANUTS

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NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 4th day of March, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A.

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Attorneys foreclosed, nor the offor Substitute Trustficers, directors, atee Services, Inc. torneys, employees, P.O. Box 1028 agents or authorized 4317 Ramsey Street representative of eiFayetteville, North ther the Trustee or Carolina 28311 the holder of the note http://sales.hsbfirm.c make any representaom tion or warranty relating to the title or NOTICE OF FOREany physical, enviCLOSURE SALE ronmental, health or safety conditions ex10 SP 11 isting in, on, at or relating to the property Under and being offered for sale, by virtue of the powand any and all reer of sale contained sponsibilities or liain bilities arising out of a certain Deed of or in any way relatTrust made by Bar- ing to any such condibara J. Churchill to tion expressly are disGabriel, Berry & claimed. Also, this Weston, Trustee(s), property is being sold dated the 3rd day of subject to all taxes, April, 1998, and respecial assessments, corded in Book 634, and prior liens or enPage 331, in Lee cumbrances of record County Registry, and any recorded reNorth Carolina, de- leases. Said property fault having been is also being sold submade in the payment ject to applicable Fedof the note thereby eral and State laws. seA cash decured by the said posit or cashier’s Deed of Trust and the check (no personal undersigned, Substichecks) of five pertute Trustee Services, cent (5%) of the purInc. having been sub- chase price, or seven stituted as Trustee in hundred fifty dollars said Deed of Trust by ($750.00), whichever an instrument duly is greater, will be rerecorded in the Office quired at the time of of the Register of the sale. Deeds of Lee County, An order for possesNorth Carolina and sion of the property the holder of the note may be issued purevidencing said in- suant to G.S. 45-21.29 debtedness having diin favor of the purrected that the Deed chaser and against of Trust be fore- the party or parties in closed, the underpossession by the signed Substitute clerk of superior Trustee will offer for court of the county in sale at the courthouse which the property is door in the City of sold. Sanford, Lee County, Any person North Carolina, or who occupies the the customary loca- property pursuant to tion designated for a rental agreement foreclosure sales, at entered into or re2:00 PM on April 1, newed on or after Oc2010 and will sell to tober 1, 2007, may afthe highest bidder for ter receiving the nocash the following re- tice of sale, terminate al estate situated in the rental agreement the County of Lee, upon 10 days’ written North Carolina, and notice to the landlord. being more particu- Upon termination of larly described as fola rental agreement, lows: the tenant is liable Beginning at a point for rent due under marked by an iron in the rental agreement the northern margin prorated to the effecof Hill Avenue, south- tive date of the termiwest corner of Eva nation. Mae Morse, now or THIS IS A COMMUformerly (Book 54, NICATION FROM A Page 233, Lee County DEBT COLLECTOR. Registry); thence THE PURPOSE OF along the northern THIS COMMUNICAmargin of Hill AveTION IS TO COLnue North 84 deg. 05 LECT A DEBT AND min. 20 sec. West ANY INFORMATION 120.70 feet to a point OBTAINED WILL BE marked by an iron, USED FOR THAT southeast corner of PURPOSE, except as Cyrus & Erline stated below in the inBrown, now or for- stance of bankruptcy merly (Book 75, Page protection. 114, Lee County Reg- IF YOU ARE UNDER istry); thence North THE PROTECTION 05 deg. 18 min. 36 sec. OF THE BANKRUPTEast 217.27 feet to a CY COURT OR HAVE point marked by an BEEN DISCHARGED iron; thence South 85 AS A RESULT OF A deg. 13 min 27 sec BANKRUPTCY PROEast 120.27 feet to a CEEDING, THIS NOpoint marked by an TICE IS GIVEN TO iron; thence South 05 YOU PURSUANT TO deg. 23 min. 31 sec. STATUTORY REWest 219.73 feet to the QUIREMENT AND point and place of be- FOR INFORMATIONginning, the aforesaid AL PURPOSES AND being taken from a IS NOT INTENDED "Survey for Barbara AS AN ATTEMPT TO J. Churchill", dated 3COLLECT A DEBT 30-98, prepared by OR AS AN ACT TO Bracken & AssociCOLLECT, ASSESS, ates. Together with OR RECOVER ALL improvements locatOR ANY PORTION ed thereon; said prop- OF THE DEBT FROM erty being located at YOU PERSONALLY. 159 Hill Avenue, SanThis 11th ford, North Carolina. day of February, 2010. SUBSTITUTE Trustee may, in the TRUSTEE SERVTrustee's sole discreICES, INC. tion, delay the sale SUBSTITUTE for up to one hour as TRUSTEE provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the BY: property be purchased by a third party, that person must Attorney at pay the tax of FortyLaw Five Cents ($0.45) per The Law One Hundred Dollars Firm of Hutchens, ($100.00) required by Senter & Britton, P.A. NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). Attorneys The proper- for Substitute Trustty to be offered puree Services, Inc. suant to this notice of sale is being offered P.O. Box 1028 for sale, transfer and 4317 Ramsey Street conveyance “AS IS, Fayetteville, North WHERE IS.” Neither Carolina 28311 the Trustee nor the http://sales.hsbfirm.c holder of the note seom cured by the deed of Case No: 1024384 trust/security agreement, or both, being

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

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Arnold P. Wilson to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of April, 2007, and recorded in Book 1082, Page 623, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 25, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 27, in Winterlocken Forest Subdivision, as shown on that plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 10, Slides 2E and 2F, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3501 Glade Run BY: Drive, Sanford, North Carolina.

Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Trustee may, in the Attorneys Trustee's sole discre- for Substitute Trusttion, delay the sale ee Services, Inc. for up to one hour as provided in NCGS P.O. Box 1028 §45-21.23. 4317 Ramsey Street Should the Fayetteville, North property be purCarolina 28311 chased by a third par- http://sales.hsbfirm.c ty, that person must om pay the tax of FortyCase No: 1020188 Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars NOTICE OF ($100.00) required by FORECLOSURE NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). SALE The property to be offered pur10 SP 45 suant to this notice of sale is being offered Under and for sale, transfer and by virtue of the powconveyance “AS IS, er of sale contained WHERE IS.” Neither in the Trustee nor the a certain Deed of holder of the note se- Trust made by Silillicured by the deed of an A. Anderson trust/security agree- (PRESENT RECORD ment, or both, being OWNER(S): Silillian foreclosed, nor the of- Anderson) to Richard ficers, directors, at- G. Singer, Trustee(s), torneys, employees, dated the 21st day of agents or authorized November, 2006, and representative of eirecorded in Book ther the Trustee or 01060, Page 0050, in the holder of the note Lee County Registry, make any representaNorth Carolina, detion or warranty refault having been lating to the title or made in the payment any physical, enviof the note thereby ronmental, health or sesafety conditions excured by the said isting in, on, at or re- Deed of Trust and the lating to the property undersigned, Substibeing offered for sale, tute Trustee Services, and any and all re- Inc. having been subsponsibilities or lia- stituted as Trustee in bilities arising out of said Deed of Trust by or in any way relatan instrument duly ing to any such condi- recorded in the Office tion expressly are disof the Register of claimed. Also, this Deeds of Lee County, property is being sold North Carolina and subject to all taxes, the holder of the note special assessments, evidencing said inand prior liens or en- debtedness having dicumbrances of record rected that the Deed and any recorded reof Trust be foreleases. Said property closed, the underis also being sold subsigned Substitute ject to applicable Fed- Trustee will offer for eral and State laws. sale at the courthouse A cash dedoor in the City of posit or cashier’s Sanford, Lee County, check (no personal North Carolina, or checks) of five perthe customary locacent (5%) of the purtion designated for chase price, or seven foreclosure sales, at hundred fifty dollars 2:00 PM on March 25, ($750.00), whichever 2010 and will sell to is greater, will be re- the highest bidder for quired at the time of cash the following rethe sale. al estate situated in An order for possesthe County of Lee, sion of the property North Carolina, and may be issued purbeing more particusuant to G.S. 45-21.29 larly described as folin favor of the purlows: chaser and against BEING all of Lot 124, the party or parties in Carthage Colonies Subdivision, Phase 3B as recorded in Plat Parcel ID Number: 9632-63-2202

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Book 2005, Slide 160, Plat Book 2005, Slide BY: 215, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements locatAttorney at ed thereon; said propLaw erty being located at The Law 812 Golden Horseshoe Firm of Hutchens, Lane, Sanford, North Senter & Britton, P.A. Carolina. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 1023987 ty, that person must pay the tax of FortyNOTICE OF FOREFive Cents ($0.45) per CLOSURE SALE One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by 10 SP 39 NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The properUnder and ty to be offered pur- by virtue of the powsuant to this notice of er of sale contained sale is being offered in for sale, transfer and a certain Deed of conveyance “AS IS, Trust made by ZdeWHERE IS.” Neither nek Fogl and wife, the Trustee nor the Ilse H. Fogl (PRESholder of the note se- ENT RECORD OWNcured by the deed of ER(S): Ilse Fogl and trust/security agree- Zdenek Fogl (Zdenek ment, or both, being Fogl, deceased) to Reforeclosed, nor the ofbecca W. Shaia, ficers, directors, at- Trustee(s), dated the torneys, employees, 4th day of March, agents or authorized 2005, and recorded in representative of ei- Book 00961, Page 0174, ther the Trustee or in Lee County Registhe holder of the note try, North Carolina, make any representadefault having been tion or warranty re- made in the payment lating to the title or of the note thereby any physical, enviseronmental, health or cured by the said safety conditions ex- Deed of Trust and the isting in, on, at or re- undersigned, Substilating to the property tute Trustee Services, being offered for sale, Inc. having been suband any and all re- stituted as Trustee in sponsibilities or lia- said Deed of Trust by bilities arising out of an instrument duly or in any way relat- recorded in the Office ing to any such condiof the Register of tion expressly are dis- Deeds of Lee County, claimed. Also, this North Carolina and property is being sold the holder of the note subject to all taxes, evidencing said inspecial assessments, debtedness having diand prior liens or enrected that the Deed cumbrances of record of Trust be foreand any recorded reclosed, the underleases. Said property signed Substitute is also being sold sub- Trustee will offer for ject to applicable Fed- sale at the courthouse eral and State laws. door in the City of A cash de- Sanford, Lee County, posit or cashier’s North Carolina, or check (no personal the customary locachecks) of five pertion designated for cent (5%) of the purforeclosure sales, at chase price, or seven 2:00 PM on March 25, hundred fifty dollars 2010 and will sell to ($750.00), whichever the highest bidder for is greater, will be re- cash the following required at the time of al estate situated in the sale. the County of Lee, An order for possesNorth Carolina, and sion of the property being more particumay be issued pur- larly described as folsuant to G.S. 45-21.29 lows: in favor of the purFIRST TRACT: Bechaser and against ginning in center of the party or parties in Sanford-Osgood Pubpossession by the lic Highway 80 feet clerk of superior North from W.B. court of the county in Dowdy's line where it which the property is crosses said road, sold. Northwest corner of Any person Lot No. 1 of division who occupies the herein mentioned, property pursuant to and running that line a rental agreement of Lot No. 1 North 83 entered into or reEast 171 1/2 feet parnewed on or after Oc- allel with said Dowdy tober 1, 2007, may af- line to another corner ter receiving the noof said lot in Mrs. C. tice of sale, terminate D. Brown's line; the rental agreement thence as said Mrs. upon 10 days’ written Brown's line North 16 notice to the landlord. West 80 feet to a Upon termination of stake; thence North a rental agreement, parallel with said W. the tenant is liable B. Dowdy's line 160 for rent due under feet to center of the the rental agreement above-mentioned prorated to the effecroad; thence up centive date of the termiter of said road nation. southTHIS IS A COMMUwardly to the BeginNICATION FROM A ning, and being a part DEBT COLLECTOR. of a certain tract of THE PURPOSE OF land formerly owned THIS COMMUNICAby F. F. Loyd to J. R. TION IS TO COLRives. Subject to LECT A DEBT AND easement for that porANY INFORMATION tion of the above deOBTAINED WILL BE scribed property USED FOR THAT which lies within the PURPOSE, except as right of way of Elevstated below in the inenth Street. stance of bankruptcy protection. SECOND TRACT: IF YOU ARE UNDER Beginning at a point THE PROTECTION marking the northOF THE BANKRUPT- east corner of Lot 2 of CY COURT OR HAVE the J. R. Reaves BEEN DISCHARGED (Rives) Division as AS A RESULT OF A recorded in Map BANKRUPTCY PROBook 2, Page 10, Lee CEEDING, THIS NOCounty Registry; TICE IS GIVEN TO thence North 84 deYOU PURSUANT TO grees East 160 feet to STATUTORY RE- a point; thence South QUIREMENT AND 15 degrees East 79.5 FOR INFORMATION- feet; thence South 84 AL PURPOSES AND degrees West 160 feet IS NOT INTENDED to a point, southeast AS AN ATTEMPT TO corner of the aforeCOLLECT A DEBT mentioned Lot 2; OR AS AN ACT TO thence with a line of COLLECT, ASSESS, Lot 2, North 15 deOR RECOVER ALL grees West 79.5 feet to OR ANY PORTION the point and place of OF THE DEBT FROM Beginning, containYOU PERSONALLY. ing .29 acre more or This 4th day less, and being a porof March, 2010. tion of that land preSUBSTITUTE viously to James B. TRUSTEE SERVPittman, et ux by ICES, INC. deed recorded in SUBSTITUTE Book 260, Page 682, TRUSTEE Lee County Registry.

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This second tract herein is to be combined with the First Tract and is not to be considered a separate building lot.

Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 200 North 11th Street, Sanford, North Carolina.

Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 4th day of March, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERV-


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BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.c om Case No: 867.137748 CREDITOR’S NOTICE Having qualified on the 9th day of March, 2010, as Executor of the Estate of John W. McNeill, III, deceased, late of of Maysville, Kentucky and owning real property in Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of June, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 11th day of March, 2010. Jeffrey L. Schumacher, Executor of the Estate of John W. McNeill,III By serving the Registered Process Agent: W. Woods Doster P. O. Box 1320 Sanford, NC 273311320 Attorneys: W. Woods Doster Staton,Doster,Post,Sil verman&Foushee, PA P. O. Box 1320 Sanford, NC 273311320

100 Announcements 110 Special Notices WILL MOVE OLD JUNK CARS! BEST PRICES PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. McLeod’s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Night 776-9274.

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

190 Yard Sales A Big Yard Sale! Saturday 7am-1pm Good name brands like Gap, Abercrombie, & Express. For kids, women, & men. Plus furniture & much more. 320 Providence Hall Drive in Carthage Colonies Ask about our YARD SALE SPECIAL

8 lines/2 days*

$13.50

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 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 For Sale 1931 A Model Coupe Restored Call: 919-478-5432

255 Sport Utilities CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 2:00 PM DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00 pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 718-1204

270 Motorcycles

420 Help Wanted General

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less

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

Heavy Duty Dryer Guaranteed 30 days $100 919-499-1428

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

425 Help Wanted Child Care Smaller Scholars Montessori is looking for PT afternoon Teacher working 25-30 hours a week with ability for full time. All applicants must be 18 years old with a high school diploma. Apply in person1480 McNeil Road any questions please call 919-777-9374

500 Free Pets 600 Merchandise 601

2000 Yamaha YZF600R Bargain Bin/ Lowered- Extended 6” $250 or Less 28,500 miles Asking $3500 or best offer *“Bargain Bin” ads are free for five consecutive days. Items must Call: 919-478-2280 For Sale 1986 Harley Davidson 80 CU FX Custom Complete Front End. Clean and Runs Great asking $8,000 Contact Scott 718-0539 774-1577

300 Businesses/Services 320 Child Care Wanda’s Fun Place/ Home Day Care. Full time openings for 2 children MF. Vouchers accepted. Call 258-9387.

340 Landscaping/ Gardening I’m Available To Clean Yards. Reasonable Prices. Has References. Whatever Yard Work That Needs to Be Done 356-2333 or 718-9502

370 Home Repair 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

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General

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.

12 Foot John Boat $250 Call: 776-7955 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 4 Feather Leather Bantams 3 Hens/1 Rooster Young- Just starting to lay. $30 Call: 776-7955 52 inch HomeTrends Deluxe 5 Blade Ceiling Fan. New In Box Paid $85- New $45 Call: 499-3354 Chev Rear Bumper Fits 88-98 Chev, Argent Silver Clear-Coat. Like New! $100. (4) 15x8 Alum Wheels. Fits 78-98 Chev TK. Good Cond. $100 Call: 7768493 Christmas Tree Never Used $12 919-258-6682 Computer Desk Good Condition $50 Truck Tool Box that fits a Chevy Z 71 $75 499-4729 or 721-2184

Coordinator for Exchange Get a FREE “kit”: Students P/T. Recruit hosts, 6 signs, 60 price stickers, provide support and 6 arrows, marker, inventory activities. Must be 25 years sheet, tip sheet! Dog Kennel of age and love teens. *Days must be consecutive 12x12x12x12$175 Make friends worldwide! 2 Water Skis Big Big Yard Sale, 6 fami- www.aspectfoundation.org $50 a piece lies. Thurs. & Fri. 8am Call: 919-356-6357 5pm. 904 Colon Rd. Baby & HH items, lots of Jameson Inn of Sanford is Electric Maytag washer furniture, baby bed, full now accepting applications and Kenmore dryer - $75. size mattress, new clothesfor •House Keeping •Front ea. 2-wooden twin beds all sizes, most still have Desk and •PT Maintance with boxspring and tags! 775-5119 apply at the Jameson Inn mattress-$50.00 ea. on Horner Blvd. Big Yard Sale 51 Arthur Call 919-770-4236 No Phone Calls Please Maddox Road Fri. & Sat.. Lots of good stuff Full Mattress Set 8-2 each day 776-0370 Multiple medium-heavy inGood Condition. 01’ Ford Explorer $6,500 dustrial positions. Located $50 in Moncure, NC. 24/7 258-5906 New Thrift Shop in schedule either of these Broadway next to the Pig. shifts: 7am-7pm or 7pmGlass Display Case- 64x22 All clothing going for a $1. 7am. CLEAN background $75. Short Time only. So Hurry checks & drug screens reCash Register $60. in. Hours are Wed - Fri quired. Exp. in an automatDrill Press $50. 11am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm ed manufacturing environBelt & Disk Sander $50. ment, wood industry a +. Yard Sale Friday 8am-4pm Call: 919-718-6169 Hourly rate depends on po207 St. Andrews sition. HS or GED req., ad- Go Kart 2 seater w/ lights Church Rd 1943 Guadal-Canal Diary, Easter vanced education/exp a +. & rollbar. 6 H.P. Needs Skills sets needed: forklift Decor, Pic Frames, Punch simple repair. New over experience, PC skills (MS Bowel, Country Cassettes $1000. Sacrifice for this and CDs, HH, Cookie Jar, office), strong organizationfree ad $250. Call: 499al & planning skills. PosiPicnic Basket, & More 9442 tions will be working on Yard Sale sanding and saw lines to Saturday 8am-3pm ensure continuous flow of 1199 Cumnock Road job duties, while maintain(down the road from Bud’s ing clean and safe work enBBQ) vironments. Jobs include: Furniture, Children’s Shipping Loader/Forklift Clothes, Toys, DVD’s & Operator, Strapper OperaMuch More! tor, Production Assistant/Press Operator, Yard Sale Sander & Saw Operator, Saturday, March 20th Fork Lift Operator & Sand8 a.m.-12 p.m. ing Line Operator. Call The 3206 Foggy Mountain Greer Group 919-571Loop 0051. (Westcroft Subdivision) Temp to hire to start TV’s, Housewares, ClothASAP ing, etc.

New Corner Desk w/ Shelving $100. New Roll Top Secretary Desk $100. Slightly Used Executive Chair $50. Call: 919-718-5894 Women’s Clothing (New/Used) 233 Wicker Street Sat & Sun 3/20 & 3/21 Noon - 6pm 774-6153

605 Miscellaneous For Sale Sand Filters L-M-S, Pumps & Controls, Hoses-Cover, Vacuum Scimmers, Test KitsChlorine, 3 Lawn Mowers, 1 4000 Watt Generator Call: 498-0376

700 Rentals

820 Homes

715 Roommate Wanted

*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”.

Looking for Roommate must be clean & have job. Needing someone to split rent. Util. paid. Call for more info 498-5326

720 For Rent - Houses 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com

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 3BR 1.5 BA, 2 Car Garage Woodbridge, Lee Ave. Dial 770-4883 or 770-2554 House. 1st and Last Month Rent. All App., No Pets. PUBLISHER’S Ingram & West Lee. NOTICE $850/Mon. Ref 776-9316 519 Maple Ave. $550/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2story cottage. New carpet, tile, fp, screen porches. Ref req’d. W. Sanford 700/mo 919-775-3679

960 Statewide Classifieds

960 Statewide Classifieds

Agricultural Center, Smithfield. Offering 116± AC divided and 113± AC divided. Johnson Properties, NCAL7340, 919-6932231, www.johnsonproperties.com.

KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION- While other companies are cutting jobs, we are creating CAREERS! Take advantage of our financial strength & rest easy knowing you will get the pay you earn & deserve! Come work for an industry leader! Immediate Hire. Single Source Dispatch. Consistent Pay. CLASS-A CDL A MUST. 6mos recent OTR experience required. Call Jeff Jeter 800-4896467. Walk-ins welcome for immediate interviews or Apply online www.knighttrans.com

AUCTION: OCEAN FRONT CONDO! 03-2710, 11:00am. Units 922 & 924 Ocean Park Resort, 1905 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Gary Boyd Auction. SCAL#2067R - 800-4384057 - www.garyboydauction.com 180 ACRES (8 Tracts) Peaks of Otter Views. Home, Barns, Pastures. Rt. 24, Bedford, VA. Auction: March 27th. Online Bidding. Preview Online. www.countsauction.com 800-780-2991 (VAAF93)

DRIVER- CDL-A. Great Flatbed Opportunity! High Miles. Limited Tarping. Professional Equipment. Excellent Pay - Deposited Weekly. Must have TWIC Card or apply within 30 days of hire. Western Express. Class A CDL and good driving record required. 866RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT 863-4117. AUCTION- Wednesday, March 24 at 10 a.m. 110E Meadowood Drive, GreensOTR DRIVERS NEEDED. boro, NC. Coolers, FreezReefer, Tanker and Flatbed ers, Gas Fryers, Stoves, Positions. Prime, Inc. is a fiRanges, Ovens, Hundreds nancially stable, expanding of Items. www.ClassicAucand growing carrier. 9 tions.com 704-791-8825. months + OTR experience. NCAF5479. 1-800-277-0212. www.primeinc.com

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 disTHE SANFORD HERALD crimination based on race, HAVING A makes every effort to follow color, religion, sex, handiHUD guidelines in rental YARD SALE? cap, familial status, or advertisements placed by The DEADLINE for national origin or an intenour advertisers. We reserve tion to make any such prefAds is 2 P.M. the right to refuse or erence, limitation or dischange ad copy as the day PRIOR crimination.” necessary for to publication. This newspaper will not HUD compliances. PREPAYMENT IS knowingly accept any REQUIRED FOR DONATE YOUR VEHICLEMedical Director, Psychiaadvertisement for real YARD SALE ADS. Receive $1000 Grocery trists, Physicians (IM, FP, Townhome for Rent estate which is in violation THE SANFORD HERALD, Coupon. United Breast PEDS) needed PT or FT, Quail Ridge Golf Course of the law. Our readers are CLASSIFIED DEPT. Cancer Foundation. Free MD/DO, Board certified or 2BR, 2BA, LR, Kit hereby informed that all 718-1201 or Mammograms, Breast Can- eligible. Call Shirley, 800Appliances - No Util dwellings advertised in this 718-1204 cer info: www.ubcf.info. 755-8162, x30. $725/mo - 774-8033 newspaper available on an Free Towing, Tax Deductiequal opportunity basis. KRISTA L. BRINKLEY ble, Non-Runners Accepted, 730 To complain of discriminaAN IMPORTANT LETTER 1-888-468-5964. OTR DRIVERS- New Trucks! tion call 919-733-7996 For Rent FOR YOU CAME TO 347 Average 2,500-3,000 (N.C. Human Relations BEACH END, SANFORD Apts/Condos miles! Up to 41 cpm. 12 Commission). WHICH I HAVE RON ALL CASH VENDING! Do months experience reCandlewood Apts PENNY 343 BEACH END You Earn Up to $800/day quired. No felony or DUI Time is Running Out to Open House 12-2 776-9934 (potential)? Your own local past 5 years. 877-740Obtain the $8,000 Daily 774-6046 route. 25 Machines and 6262. www.ptl-inc.com Tax Credit Adcock Rentals 615 Candy. All for $9,995. 1Call 919-775-1497 888-753-3458, MultiVend, Appliances 770-4883 or 770-2554 Furnished Studio and LLC. IF YOU USED TYPE 2 Diaor visit Appliance Repair - all 1BR Apt. $115-$130 betes Drug AVANDIA and www.grocecompanies.com brands. Free estimate.All a week. All utilities paid suffered a stroke or heart DON’T LOSE OUT work guaranteed. Call Mr. 919-771-5747 ATTEND COLLEGE ONattack, you may be entitled Paul anytime 258-9165. LINE from home. Medical, to compensation. Call Attor830 740 Business, Paralegal, Acney Charles Johnson, 1640 Mobile Homes counting, Criminal Justice. 800-535-5727. For Rent - Mobile Firewood Job placement assistance. CLASSIFIED LINE AD Homes Computer available. FinanDEADLINE: Fire Wood cial aid if qualified. Call NAVY SPECIAL OPS- Dar1971 SW 2BR 1BA Mixed Hardwoods 2:00 PM 888-899-6918. www.Cening missions. Elite Navy Broadway/Seminole Area Full Size Pick Up turaOnline.com training. Good pay, full DAY BEFORE $325/mo $100/Dep Split & Delivered $85 benefits, money for college. Background Check PUBLICATION. (2:00 499-1617/353-9607 Excellent physical condiProof of Income. pm Friday for Sat/Sun NEW Norwood SAWtion, relocation required, no 770-1788 After 5pm ads). Sanford Herald, Mowing, Landscaping, MILLS- LumberMate-Pro hanmedical/legal issues. HS Classified Dept., Yard Work, Brush Cleardles logs 34" diameter, grad, ages 17-34. Call 718-1201 or 718ing, Tree Removal, Fire 3BR/2BA DW mills boards 28" wide. AuMonday-Friday 800-6621204 Wood Delivery, ETC. 1st & Last Month Rent tomated quick-cycle-sawing 7419 for local interview. Will do anything Call No Pets $600/mo increases efficiency up to For Sale: Winn M.H. 498-4852 or 258-9360 Harnett County 40%! www.NorwoodSaw1988, 92K, New Tires, Call: 919-498-0174 mills.com/300N. 1-8002,791.87 +/- Acres TimBelts & New Frig. 650 661-7746, ext. 300N. berland for Sale, Northern $11,500 Or Best Offer Household/Furniture 4BR/2BA $450/mo Marlboro County, SC, Call: 919-499-1155 $300/dep (Seminole MHP) Near NC State Line. Cur6 Pieces Girls BR Suite 2BR/2BA $425/mo 900 Colonial Life rently Managed for Timber Single Bed Great Condition $300/dep (Seminole MHP) (coloniallife.com) seeking Production. Excellent Road Miscellaneous $750 Must See Call: 919-770-5948 SALES REPRESENTATIVES Frontage, Planted Pines. China Cabinet with Hutch and SALES MANAGERS. Iron Horse Properties, 800$400 910-890-3928 920 Cameron 3BR/2BA, Business to business sales. 997-2248. quiet area, nice home Auctions Training, leads, benefits 660 $475 + dep, no pets available. Call Kristi (803) Sporting Goods/ Harris 910-245-1208 467-7007. WANTED 10 HOMES For Realty & Auction Health & Fitness 2010 to advertise siding, “Since 1989” One windows, sunrooms or Double Wide For Rent GOT STUFF? Call...We Sell It All!! 60+ COLLEGE CREDITS? roofs. Save hundreds of 3BR/2BA Land, Houses, Equipment CALL CLASSIFIED! Serve one weekend a dollars. Free Washer/Dryer $575/mo $575/dep Business Liquidation, SANFORD HERALD month as a National Guard or Refrigerator with Job. Call: 919-343-8341 Estates, Antiques, Coins, Officer. 16 career fields, All credit accepted. PayCLASSIFIED DEPT., Furniture, Consignments, leadership, benefits, bonus, ments $89/month. 1-866718-1201 or Small 2 BR Mobile Home etc. jerryharrisauction.com pay, tuition assistance and 668-8681. Rent & Dep Req. 718-1204. 545-4637 or 498-4077 more! 499-7530 or 770-2246 joel.eberly@us.army.mil 665 960 AIRLINES ARE HIRINGMusical/Radio/TV Statewide DRIVERS- Up to .41 CPM. Train for high paying Avia765 Excellent Benefits, Home tion Maintenance Career. Classifieds CLASSIFIED SELLS! Commercial Time & Paid Vacation! OTR FAA approved program. Fi“CALL TODAY, 100 ACRE FARM- Selling Rentals Experience & CDL/A Renancial aid if qualified. SELL TOMORROW” 10 acres or more, Caswell quired. Flatbed company. Housing available. Call Sanford Herald 5 Vacant Buildings County on U.S. Highway No felonies. Lease purAviation Institute of MainteClassified Dept., •Tramway/Hwy US-1 158. 10 miles east of chase available. 800-441nance (888) 349-5387. 718-1201 or 7182700 Sq Ft Reidsville. Restricted to resi4271, x NC-100 1204 Retail - New Bldg dential. 336-694-4968 or $950/mon 336-514-5260. LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS 675 • Jonesboro 3,000 Sq Ft Drivers- FOOD TANKER WANTED. We buy or marPets/Animals Restaurant/Retail Drivers Needed. OTR posi- ket development lots. Moun$1,100/mo REAL ESTATE AUCTION: *Pets/Animals Policy: tions available NOW! CDLtain or Waterfront Com• Tramway/Hwy US-1 Three different (Pet) ads per Tuesday, March 23, A w/Tanker Required. Outmunities in NC, SC, VA, *6,000 Sq Ft w/warehousehold per year at the 6:00PM at Johnston County standing Pay and Benefits! TN, AL, GA, FL. Call 800“Family Rate”. In excess of 3, house & Office $2,400 Call a Recruiter TODAY! 455-1981, Ext.1034. billing will be at the *5,000 Sq Ft w/ware877-484-3066. www.oa“Business Rate”. house & Office $2,200 kleytransport.com MYRTLE BEACH GET*5,000 Sq Ft w/wareClassified Chihuahua Puppies For AWAY! Take a vacation on house/Retail $2,000 Sale Advertising SLT NEEDS CLASS A Team us! Receive 3 days/2 Call - 774-8033 Female Drivers with Hazmat. nights no obligation to purCall Call: 919-499-1134 $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 chase. Limited availability. 718-1201 for all miles. Regional conCall for details. Defender 718-1204 680 tractor positions available. Resorts at 1-800-799-0798. Church Space For Rent 1-800-835-9471. $400/mo- utilities included Farm Produce Call: 919-336-2848 Fresh Turnip & Mustard Warehouse Space Also Greens, Creasy, Collards, Available New Florida Red Potatoes, 800 Side Meat & Ham Hocks B&B Market: 775-3032 Real Estate For Sale Travel Resort of America. Pd to Dec. 31, 2010. $500 plus transfer fees. Dues pd until Aug. 2010 Call: 919-499-1155

695 Wanted to Buy Looking to purchase small timber tracts. Fully insured. Call 919-499-8704 Wanted Used Motor For 1994 Nissan Pickup Low Mileage Call: 919-356-6263

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

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March 18, 2010  

The Sanford Herald

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