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OBAMA TO ALLOW SOME DRILLING IN ATLANTIC Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas

Commissioners vow Thursday’s fire will be part of courthouse history, not end of it From Staff Reports

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Edgar “Skip” Cupps of Sanford served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and the climactic Battle of Okinawa, the last major confrontation between the Allies and the Japanese.

FANS GIDDY FOR iPAD, SIGHT UNSEEN People who lined up to buy the first iPhone knew what they were paying hundreds of dollars for: a new cell phone that promised to be better. Apple Inc.’s newest gadget, the iPad tablet computer, falls into a category that’s foreign to most people Page 10A

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AFTER DIVORCE, USHER A PLAYBOY AGAIN Less than two years ago, Usher was glorifying his evolvement as a man with “Here I Stand,” a CD that found him celebrating his new role as husband and father while shunning the image of a sexy bad boy unable — or unwilling — to make a lasting commitment Page 9A

OUR STATE POLICE IDENTIFY REMAINS AS MISSING N.C. WOMAN Police say human remains found in eastern N.C. are those of a missing woman, but not one of the two women they had suspected. Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said on Wednesday that the remains found over the weekend are those of 40year-old Rocky Mount resident Roberta Williams. Page 7A

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Veteran Marine recalls fighting in the last major confrontation of WWII 65 years later By BILLY BALL ball@sanfordherald.com

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hen asked what he wanted history to remember about World War II veterans, Edgar “Skip” Cupps pauses. He dropped his head into his hands and does not speak for a half-minute. When he brought his head back up, Cupps’ eyes are red from crying. “I want them to remember the ones that didn’t come back, the ones that gave their lives,” he said. “And there was many of them.” Cupps was one that did make it back. A Sanford resident, he served in the U.S. Marines during the

I tried to forget a lot of things. You don’t want to remember some things. ... There’s still a few of us around that was in World War II. Not as many as there used to be.”

— SKIP CUPPS — WWII Veteran, U.S. Marines

climactic Battle of Okinawa, the last major confrontation between Allied and Japanese forces before a pair of atomic bombs forced the Japanese to surrender in August 1945. Today marks the 65th

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anniversary of the Okinawa battle, when thousands of Allied troops stormed the island in their march northward to mainland Japan. More than 12,000 Allied troops and 110,000 Japanese soldiers perished in the 82day battle. Cupps, then a 20-year-old sergeant, was there. Many of the details of that longago fight elude him today, purposefully so, according to Cupps. “I tried to forget a lot of things,” he said. “You don’t want to remember some things.” Cupps, a Pennsylvania native, lives in the Sanford area today with his wife. After leaving the Marines in 1946,

PITTSBORO — Chatham County will rebuild the historic courthouse destroyed in last Thursday’s fire, its commissioners announced during a special meeting held Wednesday. After hearing reports about the building’s condition and a determination that the exterior walls can be saved, commissioners decided to move forward with restoration. “The exact nature of the restoration will be determined later. We will form a task force and involve the community, Pittsboro and court personnel to help us make the best decisions,” Chatham County Vice Chairman George Lucier said. “Our goal is that the fire of 2010 will be part of the history of the courthouse, not the end of it.” Chairman Sally Kost opened the meeting by thanking the community and state and county officials for their hard work and cooperation following the fire. “I am very proud of the way the community came together in the midst of this tragic event,” Kost said. “We are working diligently to return life in Pittsboro to as close to normal as possible. We will continue debris removal while

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COMING FRIDAY: SPRING IN BLOOM

State, nation climbing out of ‘great recession,’ says NCSU economist Predicts 2010 to be ‘job-adding’ year By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — After a “very, very severe” recession, the country’s economic future is beginning to look brighter, according to Michael Walden, economist and professor at North Carolina State University. Walden spoke to elected officials, community leaders and others at the Committee of 100 luncheon Wednesday at Chef Paul’s. The economic outlook comes after Lee County

HAPPENING TODAY n The Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary will host “Hop in for the Easter Bake Sale.” Louise and Bessie will have their “specialties” in the elevator area of CCH visitors lobby on the Carthage Street entrance beginning 7:30 a.m. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

heard some hopeful news: The unemployment rate remained 14.6 percent from December to January, and Lee County was the only one in North Carolina that saw the rate stay the same. The state unemployment rate is 11.2 percent. “I’m beginning to see a few more smiles now,” Walden said. “We think the economy has passed the bottom.” Recessions are all part of the business cycle, he said. The country has gone

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Pink flowers begin to bloom on a tree in Sanford’s historic district this week. Watch for more “in bloom” photos from around the area in Friday’s edition of The Herald.

High: 83 Low: 50

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OBITUARIES

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Sanford: Bob Blue, 53; Kayland Brewer; Darrell Doby, 48; Robert Easterling; Ruth Gassaway, 88 Cameron: Helga Hardison, 76 Chapel Hill: James Griffin, 57

To some, it’s evidence that Gov. Beverly Perdue is no better than her predecessor

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Moore County Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Health Department Board Room in Carthage.

MONDAY n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center on the corner of Carthage and Hillcrest in Sanford. 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. n The Siler City Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Siler City.

TUESDAY n The Chatham County Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Dunlap Building Classroom in Pittsboro. n The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, located at 225 East Weatherspoon St.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Ann Putnam, Dawn Melvin, Deirdre Melvin, Tracey Cook, Rickey Scarborough, Trey Whitaker, Michael Logan Yarborough, Se’Vion Ortie Clay, Peggy Bennett, Bailey McRae Spivey, Katie Stanley, Marion McQueen, James Allen, Lynwood Prince and Cody Montgomery Lanier.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Lee County Library will be closed this Friday through Sunday for the Easter holiday. The library will reopen Monday at 9 a.m.

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TODAY n The Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary will host “Hop in for the Easter Bake Sale.” Louise and Bessie will have their “specialties” in the elevator area of CCH visitors lobby on the Carthage Street entrance beginning 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit CCH Auxiliary projects.

FRIDAY n Lemon Springs Ruritan Club will hold its semi-annual pancake and sausage supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 62 Willett Lake Road. All-you-can-eat for $5. Proceeds will be used to support the club’s community service projects. For more information, contact Eddie Cupps at (919) 770-7049.

SATURDAY n The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild is changing its regular day and night meeting every month to the first Saturday of each month. The first meeting reflecting the change will be held at noon at the Mcswain Extension Center, 2420 Tramway Road. There will be a “trunk show” immediately after the meeting by Barbara Massengill, a guild member who is famous for her embellishment of quilts. n Local horror movie director Christine Parker is calling for extras for her upcoming film, “A Few Brains More.” Those who want to be zombies are asked to meet from 9 a.m. until dark at Old Gilliam Park, located on Carbonton Road west of Sanford, for the opportunity to be become part of the “undead.” For more information, e-mail Parker at cpparker2@gmail.com. n Patriot Run VIII to benefit the Fisher House. The run will begin at 10 a.m. from the VFW Post 9103, 14258 Hwy. 210 South, ride to the Capitol in Raleigh for the POW/MIA ceremony at 12 noon and end at the VFW Post 5631 in Sanford. $15 donation per person includes meal, door prize, t-shirt and entertainment at the VFW at 1 p.m.

SUNDAY CELEBRITIES: Actress Debbie Reynolds is 78. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 76. Actor Don Hastings is 76. Blues singer Eddie King is 72. Actress Ali MacGraw is 72. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 62. Jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron is 61. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 60. Country singer Woody Lee is 42. Rapper-actor Method Man is 39. Movie directors Allen and Albert Hughes are 38. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 37. Singer Bijou Phillips is 30. Actor Sam Huntington is 28. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 26.

Almanac Today is Thursday, April 1, the 91st day of 2010. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fools’ Day. This day in history: On April 1, 1960, the first true weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral. (TIROS stood for “Television Infrared Observation Satellite.”) In 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, established a fire department made up of paid city employees. In 1918, the Royal Air Force was established in Britain. In 1933, Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses. In 1939, the United States recognized the government of Gen. Francisco Franco in Spain, the same day Franco went on radio to declare victory in the Spanish Civil War. In 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II. In 1946, tidal waves struck the Hawaiian islands, resulting in more than 170 deaths. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a $1.85 billion emergency housing measure. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and television, to take effect after Jan. 1, 1971. In 1984, recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay (cq) Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before his 45th birthday. (The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and received probation.)

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n Local horror movie director Christine Parker is calling for extras for her upcoming film, “A Few Brains More.” Those who want to be zombies are asked to meet from 9 a.m. until dark at Old Gilliam Park, located on Carbonton Road west of Sanford, for the opportunity to be become part of the “undead.” For more information, e-mail Parker at cpparker2@gmail.com.

If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at news@sanfordherald.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Chamber office or visiting its Web site. Call (919) 775-7341 or visit www.sanford-nc.com. n Local horror movie director Christine Parker is calling for extras for her upcoming film, “A Few Brains More.” Those who want to be zombies are asked to meet from 9 a.m. until dark at Old Gilliam Park, located on Carbonton Road west of Sanford, for the opportunity to be become part of the “undead.” For more information, e-mail Parker at cpparker2@gmail.com.

TUESDAY n The Lee County Horticulture Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lee County High School’s greenhouse. Okra, cantaloupe, herbs, aloe, tomato, Morning Glories, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, bell pepper, hot peppers, marigolds and hanging baskets will be available for purchase. All plants will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. n The annual Burrito Bash at the General Store Café, 39 West St., Pittsboro, will benefit the Central Carolina Community College Foundation and the Chatham County Partnership for Children. The 6 to 9 p.m. event

MONDAY n Candidates for the Lee County Board of Education will meet with local business leaders to discuss their goals for Lee County Schools at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon. The meeting will take place at 11:30 a .m. at Chef Paul’s. The price to attend is $10

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Communities In Schools of Lee County presented Pfizer with a “Thank You” poster at the Teacher Resource Room on March 25. For over 15 years, Pfizer has donated lightly used office supplies and science ware to the Teacher Resource Room, a CIS Lee program. The Room, located on the Lee County High School campus, provides free classroom supplies to Lee County teachers. The poster was made by students in Dr. Mitchell’s parenting and childhood education classes. Pictured (left to right) are CIS Lee Board Chairman and Pfizer employee Kim Pritt, Pfizer employee Jared Stein, Pfizer employee Amy Butters, CIS Lee Program Director Laura Biediger, Pfizer employee Randy Johnson and two Lee County High School seniors.

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Herald election forum slated for April 12

SANFORD — The Herald will host a forum featuring the seven candidates for three open positions on the Lee County Board of Education on April 12 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The forum will begin with a 6 p.m. reception outside of the center’s auditorium, and the question-and-answer session will begin at 7. Candidates will be provided the opportunity for opening and closing statements and will answer questions submitted by The Herald and its readers. To submit a question for the April 12 forum, e-mail Herald Publisher Bill Horner III at bhorner3@sanfordherald.com. Admission to the forum will be free. — from staff reports

Chamber education forum is Monday

SANFORD — Candidates for the Lee County Board of Education will meet with local business leaders to discuss their goals for Lee County Schools at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon on Monday. The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Chef Paul’s Restaurant in Sanford. Chamber members and the public are invited to attend this forum, designed to help them learn more about the candidates before election day on May 4. The price to attend is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Chamber office at (919) 775-7341 or visiting its Web site at www. sanford-nc.com. — from staff reports

CEAD candidates forum to be held April 8 in Sanford

SANFORD — The Council For Effective Actions & Decisions will host an election candidate’s forum for Lee County Board of Education, Lee County Commissioner and state representative on April 8 in the upstairs courtroom of the old Lee County Courthouse on South Horner Boulevard. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments and will offer an opportunity for candidates to meet and talk with voters and to pass out campaign literature. The forum portion will begin at 7 and conclude by 9. Each candidate will be allowed three minutes for an introduction and platform. Questions from the audience will follow. Early voting for the May primary will begin April 15. Questions about the forum may be directed to Margaret Murchison, CEAD president, the law firm of Wilson & Reives or any CEAD member. — from staff reports

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Local horror film needs zombies for weekend filming SANFORD — Horror movie director Christine Parker is calling for extras for her upcoming film, “A Few Brains More.� Those who want to be zombies are asked to meet from 9 a.m. until dark this Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Old Gilliam Park, located on Carbonton Road west of Sanford, for the opportunity to be become part of the “undead.� Those in attendance will also get to meet Michael Christopher, the “Hare Krishna Zombie� from the original horror classic, “Dawn of the Dead.� “A Few Brains More� is set in 1973, so extras are asked to dress time-appropriate (and be prepared to get messy). Food will be sold on site, and camping will be available Saturday and Sunday night for $6 per camp site. For more information, visit www.afewbrainsmore.com or e-mail Parker at cpparker2@gmail.com — from staff reports

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McCrory to speak at Chatham GOP dinner on April 17 SILER CITY — Former Charlotte mayor and gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory will speak for the first time in Chatham County at the Reagan Day Dinner in Siler City on April 17. The event will also give residents an opportunity to meet and hear all the current Republicans seeking support from Chatham voters. The bi-annual Reagan Day Dinner honors the former president “who extolled American exceptionalism while reminding us that freedom is not passed ... to our children in the bloodstream,� according to organizers. The Reagan Day Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Western Chatham Senior Center on Village Lake Road in Siler City. For more information, visit www.chathamGOP.org online. — from staff reports

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Water interruption SANFORD — There will be a temporary interruption of water service due to construction beginning at 9 p.m. today through 4 a.m. Friday in the following areas: â?? Fields Drive from Central Drive to Washington Avenue â?? Vance Street from Crestview Street to Swan Street â?? All of Central Drive â?? All of James Street â?? All of Walden Street â?? All of Harrington Street â?? All of Somerset Street â?? All of Hooker Street Water pressure may be low and water may be discolored in the surrounding areas during this time. — from staff reports

College joins others in ‘climate commitment’ pact By KATHERINE McDONALD Special to The Herald

SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College has joined two higher education sustainability leadership groups to improve the environment and fight global warming. The college, already a leader in environmentally friendly sustainability education, was the first North Carolina community college to become a signatory to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. On March 17, college President Bud Marchant signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The document is a high-visibility effort to address global warming through institutional commitments to end or neutralize their greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide. “We are recognized in many quarters as a leader, if not ‘the’ leader in many areas of green training technologies in North Carolina,� said CCCC President Dr. Bud Marchant. “We’ve been involved with sustainability for a number of years. By joining with other educational institutions in these goals, the college is showing we’re committed to the green movement.� STARS is the first national effort to encourage sustainability practices at institutions of higher education. As a member, CCCC agrees to collect and publicly report information related to its sustainability efforts in education and research, operations, and planning, administration and engagement. STARS member institutions earn points for their sustainability accomplishments, such as reducing dependence on fossil fuels. They can earn a STARS sustainability leadership ranking at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level and receive a STARS logo with their ranking to display on their Web site and on print materials. So far, presidents of almost 700 colleges and universities across the United States have signed the ACUPCC. By signing, all have committed their institutions to leadership in the effort to improve the environment and fight

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Central Carolina Community College will soon have three new energy-efficient buildings, including the new Chatham Community Library (pictured) at its Chatham County Campus. The library is being built to receive, at least, the LEED Silver certification for energy efficiency and design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Completion is scheduled for the fall. ONLINE For more information on Central Carolina Community College’s sustainability programs, go to www.cccc.edu/ greencentral/and for more information on STARS, go to http://stars.aashe.org.

global warming. “Colleges and universities must lead the effort to reverse global warming for the health and well-being of current and future generations,� said Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University and a founding member of the ACUPCC Leadership Circle. “On behalf of all the signatories, I welcome President Marchant to the commitment. We are honored and pleased to have him join us.� The signatory institutions of the ACUPCC’s Climate Commitment agree to make their campuses more environmentally sustainable and to address global warming with specific actions. Karen Allen, CCCC provost for Chatham County, said that working on the goals of both organizations at the college models the skills and practices that students are learning in the sustainability programs. STARS is a tool for the college to use to set benchmarks and work toward sustainability goals at its campuses and centers in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties, she said. It tracks specific sustainability achievements in programs and operations. The college and Chatham County are already constructing three new facilities in the county that will receive this certification or higher: the Sustainable Technologies

Classroom Building and the Chatham Community Library on the Chatham Campus, in Pittsboro, and the Siler City Center. The college is also looking forward to future construction of a LEED Silver certified classroom building in Lee County. Both STARS and the ACUPCC encourage member schools to offer green programs. The college started doing that back in 1996 with its first sustainable agriculture class, Allen said. It offers degrees in biofuels and sustainable agriculture and will have a sustainable technologies degree program in the fall. It also offers certificate programs in green building and renewable energy/ weatherization, ecotourism and Natural Chef culinary arts. Lauffer said that, as another example of the college’s leadership, it has opened a state-ofthe-art laboratory under a contract with the State Weatherization Office for weatherization crew training in advanced diagnostics and residential energy efficiency. The ACUPCC requires signatory schools to do an inventory of greenhouse gases generated by the institution and its people through the use of electricity, heating/cooling, commuting and air travel. CCCC already has energy audits on a number of its locations and is develop-

ing a plan to gain a more comprehensive look at its greenhouse gas emissions. Marchant pointed out that greenhouse gases are produced even in such simple things as cutting the college’s grass. The lawn mowers are powered by gasoline, a fossil fuel, which creates carbon dioxide and nitrogen in combustion. Allen said the college is working with Chatham Transit to develop a way for more students and employees to ride the bus to the Chatham County Campus and the Siler City Center, cutting down on the number of automobiles in use and the pollution they produce. “We’re at the center of a perfect storm,� Marchant said of the increased state and national concern for the environment and human impact on it. “It’s become a priority – if not the top priority – at the state and national levels. Central Carolina Community College has been involved with sustainability for a number of years, so we are prepared to move forward with the goals of both the AASHE and the

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

Feel fortunate we’re even getting refunds Winston-Salem Journal

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he state is lagging behind in making tax refunds, and North Carolinians are getting

angry. Although the anger is justifiable, it’s useless. The state is out of money, and no amount of yelling, screaming or protesting to Department of Revenue employees is going to produce a refund check any sooner. State officials say that the refunds will be made. Everyone will get every dollar they are owed. It just may take a while.

A confluence of events — all of them bad — has the state in a hole and has slowed refunds. They all start with the recession. People lost their jobs and reduced their spending to adjust. That meant reduced tax collections that led to budget cuts and tax increases. And that set off another round of cuts, as governments and schools laid off employees. Families eager for their refunds have probably filed earlier than usual this year whereas families unable to make an additional payment — beyond what they had withheld — are likely to be holding off until

April 15. Gov. Bev Perdue and legislative leaders can only wait and wonder what the revenue picture will look like in late April when collections are finally tabulated. Some opportunistic politicians are screaming, but they need to be planning how to get the state out of this mess. North Carolina cannot continue the fiscal irresponsibility it has followed over the past 15 years. The state does not have a reliable stream of income upon which it can depend. Economic downturns in the past decade have repeatedly

prompted the General Assembly to raise taxes, installing what have been called “temporary” increases to the sales and income taxes. What was a fiscally sound state in the post-Depression 20th century now scrambles to balance its budget every year. It can’t even get state incometax refunds paid in a reasonable amount of time. Legislators who are afraid of change have refused to reform our antiquated state tax system, one based on an economy of manufacturing and farming. That economy is gone, replaced by one heavily dependent on services.

The result is a revenue system that taxes only portions of the economy and does so at very high rates. The solution on the revenue side is to refocus the tax laws to cover the economy as it exists today and then to lower rates, because more economic activity will be covered. Such a move will smooth out the peaks and valleys in state revenue collections. We hope that it will also mean that the state has enough money every March to promptly pay back taxpayers who file for their refunds.

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ALEIGH — To some, it’s evidence that Gov. Beverly Perdue is no better than her predecessor. To others, it’s a tempest in a teapot. Whatever the case, state Republican Party chairman Tom Fetzer has been making hay with the fact that Perdue and her campaign staff have had to amend campaign finance reports to reflect previously undisclosed airplane flights and have had to forfeit $48,000 in questionable contributions. Democratic Party officials have responded with their own allegations that Republican gubernatorial candidates failed to report campaign flights. ... ... the undisclosed flights have created for Perdue an unwelcome parallel to former Gov. Mike Easley, who is now under federal investigation. To her credit, the current governor has announced aggressive ethics policies for state government, and her campaign hasn’t waited for the previously undisclosed flights to be uncovered. Instead, the campaign has audited its books and come forward with flight details before any hit the newspapers. Also, unlike the allegations against Easley, none of the flights were personal. But there is another parallel to Easley, in some ways more troubling, that seems to have escaped the notice of Fetzer and other Perdue critics. Her campaign fundraising head, Michael Hayden, is the same person who led Easley’s fundraising operation. To be clear, no one has accused Hayden of any wrongdoing. But like other Easley campaign officials, Hayden suffered some interesting memory loss during last year’s state Board of Elections hearing into Easley’s campaign finances. The hearing did result in findings of wrongdoing by the campaign, meaning someone was responsible. More importantly, federal investigators looking into Easley’s activities are attempting to draw a triangle — from big donors to government action to the Easley campaign. The dot being connected to government action has been drawn on former Easley lawyer Ruffin Poole, who faces more than 50 felony charges and has been accused of pressuring regulators regarding approval of environmental permits sought by Easley donors. Prosecutors have documents drawing the side of the triangle from Poole to the campaign, showing what appears to be correspondence from the Easley lawyer to Hayden regarding a permit sought by a big donor/developer. That correspondence may not equal illegality. It certainly doesn’t look good. Perdue has already disassociated herself from another point on the triangle, donor and businessman Lanny Wilson. He resigned from the state Board of Transportation as Poole was indicted. You would think that Perdue would want to cut ties to another corner of the triangle.

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AN DIEGO — What’s gotten into Lindsey Graham? The Republican senator from South Carolina has been working with New York Democrat Chuck Schumer to achieve what Graham calls the “tough heavy lift” of immigration reform. The two have spelled out the basic framework of the legislation, which is yet to be introduced but enjoys the support of the White House. Ruben Navarrette Jr. So a lot of people were caught off guard Columnist when Graham recently threatened to back Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a columnist with away from his own legislation. The apparThe San Diego Union-Tribune ent about-face probably wasn’t because of pushback from the right. Graham has already to pass. See: health care reform. stared down that storm. A few years ago, You won’t find such Democratic unity in the senator caught grief after a speech to the immigration debate, not with many Demthe National Council of La Raza in which he ocratic lawmakers doing labor’s bidding and promised immigration reform and said the others buying into the fable that legalizing way to do it was to “tell the bigots to shut up.” illegal immigrants would hurt U.S. workers by For that dose of candor, right-wing bloggers providing competition. dubbed him “Grahamnesty.” Honesty: Graham has also taken it upon Yet Graham doesn’t seem to care about himself to spell out that what happened in the any of this. Why else partner with Schumer health care debate hurt the chances for immito resurrect the immigration debate? What gration reform. When the Democrats resorted Graham does appear to care about quite a bit to the desperate tactic of passing health care is bringing to that debate a couple of things it reform through reconciliation, a lot of the lacks: clarity and honesty. Clarity: In 2008, Graham traveled the coun- congeniality you would expect to find in the try stumping for his friend and colleague Sen. Senate went right out the window. Now hard feelings and acrimony are the order of the day. John McCain, who had stuck his neck out to During a recent appearance with Schumer forge a bipartisan immigration compromise on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Graham said that with Sen. Ted Kennedy. All that McCain got he was just being honest in return were headaches when he predicted before from fellow Republicans ‘Still, leadership requires the vote that, if health care and heartache from Histhat he finish what he passed in such a manner, panic voters who, as loyal started, and fi x an it would “pretty much kill Democrats, cast two-thirds immigration system that is any chance of immigration of their ballots for Barack reform passing the Senate badly broken.’ Obama. this year.” And indeed, afThis would be the same ter the vote, McCain vowed Obama who in his brief that there would be no more cooperation time in the Senate worked with Democratic leader Harry Reid to derail comprehensive im- with the White House on any issue this year. Graham is also trying to put pressure on the migration reform by proposing “poison pill” White House to get off the sidelines and work amendments that Democrats knew Republitoward immigration reform by drawing attencans, who were then in the majority, wouldn’t tion to the fact that the Obama administration support. The poison was inserted at the behest of organized labor, which made it clear hasn’t lifted a finger in this regard. Despite his threat to walk away from the it opposed any plan that included Chamber of issue, Graham said he would “keep working Commerce-friendly language about importing hundreds of thousands of additional guest with (Schumer) on immigration.” But he’s obviously fed up with the mainstream media workers. insisting that Republicans are the main obBut try telling that story to the Beltway stacles to achieving immigration reform. And media, much of which resists anything that he’s tired of being asked by the White House to clashes with its existing narrative that it was deliver the votes of Republicans when it’s the Republicans alone who killed immigration support of Democrats that really matters. reform, all evidence to the contrary. Graham Who can blame him? Still, leadership has tried to set the record straight without requires that he finish what he started, and fix much success. an immigration system that is badly broken. I understand where that narrative comes Let history take care of the rest. from. After all, Republican lawmakers can be loud and obnoxious when the immigration debate comes up, including a willingness to pander to racists to scare up votes and politiYou will guide me with Your counsel, and cal contributions. But in recent years, Reafterward receive me to glory. (Psalm 73:24) publicans have also been in the minority and PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for life everthus largely powerless to stop legislation that lasting, if we believe in You. Amen. Democrats are united around and determined

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The last time I spoke with Gov. Beverly Perdue was in February — until last Friday. The governor called the County Chairman Sally Kost and Vice Chairman George Lucier and then me. We spoke about the tragedy of the Chatham Courthouse fire and her concern for the citizens of Pittsboro and Chatham County. We spoke about rebuilding, revitalizing and rejuvenating Pittsboro, Chatham County and North Carolina. We spoke about new ideas and getting our citizens back to work, and we spoke about investing in our communities. The county leadership and I have also been in touch with Speaker Joe Hackney, Sen. Bob Atwater, Congressmen Etheridge and Price, and Sen. Hagan. U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham even visited with me on Saturday to offer assistance and visit the site. When the Historic Chatham County Courthouse burned on Thursday, the heart of Chatham County and Pittsboro was affected, too. The courthouse has been woven into our social fabric and community consciousness for generations. It belongs to the people. As Pittsboro commissioner, Gene Brooks reminded us at the emergency Pittsboro Town Board meeting last Friday that this is our fourth courthouse. The citizens of Chatham County have persevered. We have always rebuilt, even when we were extremely impoverished in the 19th Century. Commissioners Brooks reminds us to heed and honor the actions of our ancestors. Another Pittsboro town commissioner, Michael Fiocco, followed up and sent me a quote from a 19th Century author, teacher and social critic, John Ruskin, to consider: “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money … that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that ... you will have enough to pay for something better.” Now is Chatham County’s hour to shine. Now is our day to pull together as a countywide community and address the tragedy head on and move our County and Towns down the path of rebuild, revitalize and rejuvenate. Our future depends on our wisdom, our action and investment. RANDY VOLLER Mayor, Town of Pittsboro

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OBITUARIES Bob Blue

SANFORD — Memorial service for Wayne Robert “Bob� Blue, 53, who died Saturday (3/27/10), was held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Jeff Clark officiating. Pianist Brian Caldwell sang a solo. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Kayland Brewer

SANFORD — Funeral service for Kayland Mitchell Godfrey Brewer was held Tuesday at Central Baptist Temple with the Rev. Mike Oldham and the Rev. Lewis Lawson presiding. A graveside service followed at New Elam Christian Church Cemetery in New Hill. Special music was played during the service. Pallbearers were Lantz Mitchell, Aaron Constantine, Jamey Hilton, Thomas Saunders, Bobby Sanderford and Lewis Sanderford. Alternate pallbearers were Danny Mitchell and Daryl Mitchell. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Robert Easterling

SANFORD — Graveside service for Robert Eugene Easterling was held Monday at Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford with full military honors and the Rev. Robbie Gibson and the Rev. Robert Yandle presiding. Family and friends gathered at Miller-Boles Funeral Home and walked behind the hearse in procession to the cemetery lead by the pallbearers. Two special songs were performed by William Ellis. Pallbearers were Mike Cotten, Dan Cotten, Robbie Burns, Chris Burns, Jay Harris, Jerry Stephens, Ronnie Cotten and Ray Cotten. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Darrell Doby

SANFORD — Grady “Darrell� Doby, 48, died Monday (3/29/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born May 2, 1961 in Lee County, son of the late Grady Lee Doby and Frances Jean Mitchell Doby Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mitchell

William Ira Johnson Scott Doby. He was the owner and operator of two convenience stores. He is survived by his son, Daniel B. Doby of Sanford, and one brother, Gary Doby and wife Lois of Sanford. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Moore Union Christian Church with the Rev. David Yarborough officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral home, Inc. of Sanford.

Ruth Gassaway SANFORD — Ruth M. Gassaway, 88, died Tuesday (3/30/10) at her home. She is survived by her son, Michael D. Gassaway of Sanford; a daughter, Jeannie Eddy of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Boles Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com. Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Helga Hardison CAMERON — Helga Siglinde Hardison, 76, of 441 Leaning Timbers Lane, died Tuesday (3/30/10) at FirstHealth Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She is survived by daughters, Ingrid Thompson and Tracy Hardison, both of Sanford, and Carla Hardison of Cameron; sons, Anthony “Toe� Hardison and Rodney Hardison Jr., both of Cameron; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Adcock Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home of Spring Lake.

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CLAYTON — William Ira Johnson moved from his earthly dwelling to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. He has received his reward and embraced his Savior, Jesus Christ and has reunited with his loving wife of 43 years, Betty Lou. William was a faithful child of God and was dedicated to his family and friends. He found great value in his life and his loved ones. William Johnson has been a long time member of Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church in Clayton and he never missed a service. His Christian character spoke volumes to everyone he met. He portrayed Jesus every day and remained constant in all of life’s challenges. He was known affectionately to his family as “Worm, Slick, and PaPa�. William survived a kidney transplant in 1993 and overcame the odds for 17 years. This was one of many challenges William faced but his greatest challenge came in 2001 with the loss of his loving wife. Even during this great loss, he remained faithful to his Lord, family and friends. William leaves a legacy of great memories for his family. He

James Griffin CHAPEL HILL — James LaFate “Jim� Griffin, J.D., 57, of McGregor Woods Road, died Sunday (3/28/10) at his home. He was born April 4, 1952 in Newport News, Va. He was an attorney and an accomplished musician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Bray Griffin and Drewery M. Griffin. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cilenti; sons, Jeremy, Ian, and Lucas; a daughter, Olivia; two grandsons; a sister, Pat Marsee of Norfolk, Va. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill with Pastor Jeff Nash officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to N.C. Veterans for Peace, Chapter 157, 409 Ferguson Road, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516 (ncveteransforpeace.org). Arrangements are by

loved to travel to his sister’s house in Sanford. He took great joy in fishing and acquired a great love for camping and blue grass music. He and Betty Lou had many great trips and enjoyed the outdoors, even late in their marriage. William will be greatly missed but the family finds great peace in the fact that he now resides in his heavenly home face to face with his Savior and his beloved bride, Betty Lou. He is survived by his children, Allen Johnson and wife Sherrie of Knightdale, Randy Johnson and wife Darlene of Angier, Debra J. Mooneyham and Lee of Clayton, David Johnson and wife Marnie of Clayton, Gail Eason and husband Troy of Clayton and Kenny Wayne Johnson and wife Karen of Clayton; grandchildren, Crystal Smith and husband Chris, Lauren Canter and husband Anthony and Jessica, Haleigh, Amber, Austin, Wyatt, Skyler and Laura Beth; great-randchildren, Emmalynn, Ella and Cody; brothers, Clarence L. Johnson and wife Billie of Knightdale, Walter Johnson and wife Janice of Zebulon and Richard A. Johnson and wife Elizabeth of Lillington; a sister, Elizabeth Fallin of Sanford; and many loved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard Allen Johnson and

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Muriel Torgerson ADAMS, Minn. — Muriel Genevieve Torgerson, 89, longtime resident of Adams, Minn., died Friday (3/26/10) at the Lewis Memorial Christian Villiage in Springfield, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Vance; parents, Henry and Inga Sass; a brother, Donald Sass; and an infant sister. She is survived by sons, Dr. Stuart A. Torgerson and wife Crescense of Springfield, Ill., Dr. Brian C. Torgerson and wife Candace of Vass and James D. Torgerson and wife Mary Ann of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; one greatgrandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, Minn. with Pastor Leslie B. Neist presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Norma H. Holder EXTON, Pa. — Norma H. Holder, 88, of Exton, Pa., formerly of Sanford, passed away at home on March 22, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Helen was raised in Manhasset, N.Y. and previously lived in New Jersey and Colorado before moving to North Carolina in 1986. She worked as a secretary in New York and New Jersey. She was an active member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edward Benton of Exton, Pa.; daughters, PegHolder gy and her husband Bill of Downingtown, Pa. and Phyllis and her husband Michael of Aberdeen, N.J.; a granddaughter, Jennifer and her husband Jason of West Chester, Pa.; and great-granddaughters, Sarah and Kaitlin. Donations in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. Paid obituary

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VASS — Paschal Teague, 83, died Tuesday (3/30/10) at his residence. A native of Chatham County, he was a retired long distance truck driver. He was a member of Jonesboro Heights Eastern Star and a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Teague, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Pansy Richardson Teague; daughters, Lila Kay Roberts and husband Jim of Cameron, Kay Mitchell and husband Jim of Sanford and Vicki Comer and husband Ronnie of Cameron; a son, Alex Marion and wife Tascha of Vass; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregg Newton and the Rev. Brad Marona officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

Reta Marsh

PITTSBORO — Funeral service for Reta Price Marsh, 89, of 140 Brookstone Lane, who died Friday (3/26/10), was held at Centennial AME Zion Church in Bear Creek with the Rev. Marcus Williams officiating. Burial followed at T.C. Marsh Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.

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through 14 business cycles since World War II, and saw a very mild recession in the early 1990s, Walden said. Typically, North Carolina goes through more volatile business cycles than the rest of the country, Walden said. And in the next year or two, the state could see better growth than the country. In two years, he believes the unemployment rate could be somewhere around 8 percent. In a sense, recessions “are cleansing processes to the economy when some excess has been built up,� Walden said. But the reduction in household wealth was unique to the recession that’s taken hold the past two and a half years, he said. Collectively, the country has seen a $13 trillion loss in wealth. “Every recession has its own signature,� Walden said. And the housing crisis left its mark on this recession. Almost 20 percent of the nation’s economy is based on building, financing and furnishing homes, he said. “People began to view houses not just as a place to live but as a place to make a lot of money,� he said. Mortgages were viewed as a very safe investment. The tremendous

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he rejoined for a time in 1954 before putting in 25 years with a telephone company. He’s gone on to do many things in his life, but his years in the Marines left a mark on Cupps. A Marine flag hangs outside of his home, and his vehicle’s tag reads, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.� Enough said, accord-

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boom in residential housing sparked a lot of aggressive lending. Very few economists saw the housing crash coming, Walden said. He, like many others, believed that the rate of appreciation for houses would drop in the late 2000s, but that a home’s overall value would continue to increase. Instead, home prices nationwide began to drop in 2007. “This was just shocking,� he said. “If the value of home loans is going down, that shook the financial sector to its knees.� Now, the worst of the recession seems to be over, Walden said. The Gross Domestic Product — a country’s economic output — has been rising since last summer. “To an economist, a recession being over means we’re no longer going down but we’re beginning to go up,� he said. “All it means is we’re beginning, perhaps, to be fine.� North Carolina’s 11.2 percent unemployment rate can be misleading, Walden said, because the federal government classifies those that are actively seeking a job as unemployed; people that are without a job but aren’t looking aren’t considered unemployed. Walden believes many people, frustrated with the lack of job prospects the last year or so, gave up and stopped looking. Now, those people are back on the market after hearing that

ing to Cupps, who insists you can stop being a member of the Marines, but you’ll never get it out of you. Cupps enlisted in 1942 as a 17-year-old high school graduate. It had been his dream to serve in the corps since he was just a boy, bedazzled by the funeral rites he witnessed for a deceased former Marine. “When we left, I told my dad, ‘That’s where I’m going,’� Cupps said. “It just hit me, that’s what I want to do.� Cupps was spurred on by the events of Dec. 7, 1941, when a squadron of Japanese bombers ambushed the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, touching off

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the economy could be turning around, which would cause the unemployment rate to increase. After the federal government created $2 trillion in cash along with borrowing and spending money, Walden said it’s time to take a step back and watch for inflation. “We’ve moved back from the edge. We’ve got sort of a clean up operation to go on,� he said. “Never before has a federal government deployed as many resources as they have in the last two and a half years.� On the consumer level, people have focused on repaying debts and saving. The personal saving rate was at zero percent until recently, Walden said; it’s now at 5 percent. “We think we’re beginning to move up but we’re not going to gain everything we lost,� he said. Household budgets will likely remain small as people recover slowly, he added. Some businesses have begun to hire employees or work them for longer hours. And companies that put off purchasing new equipment or making upgrades within the company may make those moves in the near future, he said. “I do think 2010 will be a job-adding year,� Walden said. Because Sanford is located close to the Triangle, which has been named the best place for economic growth, it helps the area, he said.

American involvement in World War II. He remembers listening to a news bulletin of the attack as he lay in his upstairs bedroom. “I started crying and went running downstairs and told my dad,� Cupps said. Months later, he was enlisted in the Marines. His enthusiasm waned after he saw action in the south Pacific, but he remained for more than two years, losing three close friends in the Japanese bombing of an American airfield. His closest brush with death came as he piloted a truck in American operations. “I was leaning over my steering wheel driving, and preserve the remaining structure.� During the meeting, Public Works Director David Hughes reviewed the structural integrity of the building. “The western half of the building sustained less damage, and the Chatham Historical Association and probation offices were able to recover many artifacts and documents. The eastern half of the building is severely damaged and at this point still not safe to enter and do a full assessment.� Hughes added that

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and I heard a boom,� he said. “I just stepped on the gas.� When he got to a protected area, Cupps said he noticed a hole in a tarp in the back of his truck just above his head. Cupps said he would have been hit in the head if he had not been leaning over while driving. “Very lucky,� he said. Fighting in Okinawa stopped in mid-June 1945, not long before the Japanese surrendered to Allied forces. What was it like when the Japanese surrendered? “It was heaven,� Cupps said with a broad smile. He still remembers his trip home following the war, and how a group of

children played a prank on him as he entered a Memphis, Tenn. hotel. At the time, Cupps was wearing his dress Marine uniform. “I heard, bam, bam!� he said. “Without even thinking, I dove under the car and I heard somebody laughing. If it hadn’t of been for my uncle, I would have been in jail, because I’d have killed them. It was a couple of kids with firecrackers.� Cupps said it’s important to remember World War II veterans, especially as the years pass. “There’s still a few of us around that was in World War II,� he said. “Not as many as there used to be.�

he was confident that all exterior walls of the structure are sound. In addition to the report on the condition of the courthouse, Chatham County Fire Marshal Thomas Bender provided an overview of the cause and origin of the fire. “We were fortunate to have the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation and the State Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in this investigation.� Bender reviewed photographs used for investigative purposes and detailed how a

conclusion was reached that the fire started when a construction worker using a soldering torch to repair gutters accidentally started a fire in the soffit area. County officials are working with the N.C. Department of Transportation to open most of the traffic circle as soon as possible. If the proposed plan is implemented, the county would fence off the southern part of the circle, blocking only the section from U.S. 15-501 South to U.S. 64 Business East. Officials say the fenced area is necessary for the county’s debris removal contractors to have room for staging cranes and storing debris temporarily. County staff also verified that every effort to preserve and reuse the wood and copper will be made, and pieces will be stored off-site as debris removal continues.

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SMITHFIELD (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted in the brutal murders of a couple who owned a trailer park told their relatives he was sorry but that he didn’t participate in their deaths. George Goode apologized Wednesday in a Johnston County court to his family and the relatives of Leon and Margaret Batten, who were stabbed and beaten to death in February 1992. He originally was sentenced to death, but a federal judge overturned the sentence last year, saying Goode had ineffective lawyers. Lawyers argued Wednesday about whether Goode should serve one life sentence or two. At the end of the hearing, Batten family members told the court that the murders changed not just their family but also their community.

Educators back Cunningham in Democratic primary

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Association of Educators is picking sides in the Democratic race for U.S. Senate. The group of 65,000 members said on Wednesday that it would back former state Sen. Cal Cunningham in his bid to unseat GOP Sen. Richard Burr. NCAE President Sheri Strickland said Cunningham will fight for public education in the state. Meanwhile, former Charlotte mayor and two-time Senate candidate Harvey Gantt endorsed Cunningham rival Ken Lewis. He said Lewis has the intellect to make a difference. Cunningham and Lewis are competing in the May primary along with North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

16 workers arrested in drug raid at tire plant

singled out workers for arrest once they offered to sell drugs to the officers. Goodyear requested the investigation after several employees complained to the Fayetteville plant’s managers. The sheriff’s office says dogs sniffing for drugs found them in parked cars and in the plant during Tuesday’s raid. Initial court appearances were scheduled Wednesday.

Cotton surges, tobacco drops in farm forecast RALEIGH (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says cotton is up and tobacco is down in North Carolina for 2010. The agency issued a forecast on Wednesday predicting North Carolina farmers will plant 540,000 acres of cotton this year, a 44 percent increase over last year’s 375,000 acres. Cotton plantings have declined for three straight years. State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says a drop in cotton supplies has led to higher prices, making the crop more attractive to farmers.

Hewitt Associates back on with expansion plans CHARLOTTE (AP) — Human resources consultant Hewitt Associates plans to fill about 460 new jobs in the next three years, resuming expansion plans in North Carolina’s banking center that were stalled by the financial crisis. Hewitt Associates has again been awarded financial incentives to spur the company’s expansion beyond the 530 it now employs in North Carolina, state officials said Wednesday. The Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company last December canceled a 2005 incentives deal for up to $8 million because plans to bring 900 new jobs to Charlotte fell apart due to the crisis that hit the banking industry.

Expert unravels secrets of heirloom quilts By LAURA OLENIACZ The Sun Journal of New Bern

NEW BERN — Mary Lou Kirby unfolded a patterned, multi-colored quilt onto a table at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library that had been made by her husband’s grandmother. The New Bern resident brought the quilt along with two others to the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild free library quilt exhibit to find out when the family heirlooms were made. Lynn Gorges, a textile conservator, restoration specialist, quilter, and owner of Historic Textiles Studio, dated Kirby’s quilts and the family treasures of other local residents as part of a “Dating of Quilts� event held during the guild’s annual show. She told Kirby that her quilt was most likely made in the 1930s to the 1950s, and noted the vibrant blue and red colors in the bed spread. She said there were lively colors used in quilts dur-

ing that time because of the dyes that came from Germany after World War I. “People were just really tired of everything being dark and depressing as they headed out of the Depression,� she said. “By the ’30s, the colors just exploded.� The Dating of Quilts event, a free library exhibit that ended March 30, had a display of about 30 quilts made by club members. Diana Rezab, the guild’s membership chair, said that some of the bed spreads, wall hangings, or lap robes on display were handquilted, while others were done by individuals on machines. The centerpiece of the show is the quilt depicting homes, buildings and landmarks in the city in recognition of its 300th anniversary. “It’s just beautiful art,� Rezab said, explaining that guild members enjoy having their work enjoyed by others who can appreciate the “hard work that goes into each

individual quilt.� She added that the guild held a “Demonstration Day� to teach non-quilters techniques of the craft. “Anybody who has wanted to know about quilting, how to get started, or ask questions, that would be a good day to come in,� she said. The Kirbys said they brought in their quilts because they don’t have a place to display them in their home, and they were hoping to find out when they were made before giving them to their granddaughters. Robert Kirby said his grandmother was born in 1871, and lived on a farm in Missouri. The quilts were used on the beds at the time, and one was possibly made from a sugar sack material. Kirby said he can remember her going to quilting sews at her church. “I think in those days, the bed clothes were all homemade,� he said. Fairfield Harbour resident Jackie Allen brought in four quilts to be dated

Investigators ID remains as missing woman ROCKY MOUNT (AP) — Police say human remains found in eastern North Carolina are those of a missing woman, but not one of the two women they had suspected. Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said on Wednesday that the remains found over the weekend are those of 40-year-old Rocky Mount resident Roberta Williams. The state medical examiner’s office hasn’t yet determined the cause of her death. Williams was last

seen in 2008, but Knight says she had not been reported missing. Police have charged 31-year-old Antwan Maurice Pittman with first-degree murder in the death of Taraha

Shenice Nicholson, who was found in the same area in 2009. Pittman is a suspect in four similar slayings, but he has not been charged in any other death.

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Obama expands limits in Atlantic By BEN FELLER

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move allows drilling from Delaware to central Florida, plus the northern waters of Alaska, and exploration could begin 50 miles off the coast of Virginia by 2012. He also wants Congress to lift a drilling ban in the oil-rich eastern Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles from Florida beaches. Still off limits: the entire Pacific seaboard. And in a nod to conservation, Obama canceled oil exploration in Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bristol Bay, deeming the area a national treasure. For this oil-dependent nation, the decision could start to reshape far-reaching economic and national security policies, affecting where the U.S. gets the fuel for its cars, heating and energy-gulping industry. For a president on a roll following a big health care win, Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drilling declaration was both aggressive and pragmatic. Even with a push for cleaner energy sources and efficient cars â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and with promises of protection for ecosystems and coastal tourism â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the nation still needs more oil, Obama said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The answer is not drilling everywhere all the time,â&#x20AC;? Obama said in an event at Andrews Air Force Base. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the answer is not, also, for us to ignore the fact that we are going to need vital energy sources to maintain our economic growth and our security.â&#x20AC;? Inside politically conscious Washington, Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement was viewed, too, as a play to win Republican support for a comprehensive climate change bill. Obama needs GOP help to move legislation through the Senate that would limit carbon emissions, a key priority, and his decision

on drilling drew at least a bit of Republican applause. Republican George W. Bush pushed for years to expand offshore drilling. He and Congress lifted bans on some drilling in 2008, when gasoline prices hit record levels. But Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan is narrower than Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which also would have opened up oil and gas leasing areas off California and in the North Atlantic. Obama got a predictable pummeling Wednesday from environmentalists, who sarcastically compared him to Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate whose oil-promoting speech at the Republican National Convention in 2008 famously drew chants of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drill, Baby, Drill!â&#x20AC;? Any big changes to environmental policy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly oil drilling â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tend to touch off the bitter debate that Obama says he wants the country to end. His support for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska, for example, drew outrage from the Center for Biological Diversity as a threat to polar bears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Short of sending Sarah Palin back to Alaska to personally club polar bears to death, the Obama administration could not have come up with a more efficient extinction plan for the polar bear,â&#x20AC;? said Brendan Cummings, the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior counsel. More broadly, the conservation group Oceana

declared Obama was â&#x20AC;&#x153;unleashing a wholesale assault on the oceans.â&#x20AC;? Obama has been a supporter of drilling as part of a broader energy agenda, and the White House played down any talk of wooing Republicans. But it is clear the president wants to show the opposition party that he is willing to come toward them with hopes the GOP will do the same in return. He has already done so on nuclear energy. However, winning a broad climate and energy bill remains an enormous lift for Obama in this election year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He could certainly point to this: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved away from where we were even a year ago, so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work something out,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said Guy Caruso, an energy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Department of Energy administrator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough? I doubt it. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a step.â&#x20AC;? Indeed, the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said it was a step in the right direction. But he chided Obama for leaving too many exploratory areas off limits and questioned whether the administration would actually follow through and open areas for oil production. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a key negotiator with the White House on the energy bill, said he listened to Obama with â&#x20AC;&#x153;great interest.â&#x20AC;?

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Some residents of this quiet beach town â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as folks farther inland in the Carolinas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; questioned President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans Wednesday to open up offshore waters on the East Coast to oil and gas exploration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a sailor, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m out there sailing all the time, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hate to see oil rigs going up along the East Coast â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only for environmental issues but for navigational issues as well,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Dunleavy, 59, who owns a pub a couple of blocks from the beachfront. He was disappointed with Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal, partly because he voted for Obama. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was hoping he would go more for the green â&#x20AC;&#x201D; passive energy,â&#x20AC;? Dunleavy said. Along the Carolinas coast, there was concern that oil rigs and oil spills could damage coastal tourism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe placing oil rigs off the coast of South Carolina would be beneficial to the state, and the best case scenario for oil royalties would not be close to the tax stream generated by coastal tourism,â&#x20AC;? said Brad Dean, president of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He said natural gas would be different. He said that could be brought to shore through underground pipes that would not pose a danger to the environment. Myrtle Beach is the center of South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $18.4 billion tourism industry and oil spills could damage beaches that attract millions of visitors a year. Frank Tursi, with the nonprofit North Carolina Coastal Federation in Morehead City, said Dare County on the Outer Banks did a study a few years ago about the revenues from oil royalties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It clearly showed the risks to the tourism economy, in case of a spill, far outweighed the money the county would get,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Factory orders rise for 10th time in 11 months WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Factory orders rose in February, bolstered by strong demand for industrial machinery and commercial aircraft. It was the 10th increase in 11 months as manufacturing continues to provide crucial support for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic recovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a red-hot economy,â&#x20AC;? said Tim Quinlan, an economist at Wells Fargo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the recovery is still plodding along.â&#x20AC;? Manufacturers, which were hit hard by the recession, are benefiting from overseas orders and increased business spending on capital equipment. Quinlan estimates that factory orders fell by about 25 percent during the recession but have recovered about one-third of that amount since last spring. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new orders rose 0.6 percent last month, just ahead of analystsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; estimates for a 0.5 percent increase, according to Thomson Reuters. Still, that was the lowest uptick since August 2009.

Water threatens homes, businesses across New England CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Flooding on a scale rarely seen in New England forced hundreds of people from their homes and businesses Wednesday, overwhelmed sewage systems and isolated communities as it washed out bridges and rippled across thoroughfares from Maine to Connecticut. Three days of record-breaking rains tapered to a drizzle, then stopped before the waters in hard-hit Rhode Island finally crested. But authorities across New

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Seniors wary as they await effect of overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Seniors arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t breaking out the champagne for President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law, and for good reason. While Democrats hail the overhaul as their greatest health care achievement since Medicare, seniors fear itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a raid on that same giant health care program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a bedrock of retirement security â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in order to pay for covering younger, uninsured workers and their families. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that broad cuts in projected Medicare payments to insurance plans, hospitals, nursing homes and other service providers will sting. What hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sunk in yet is that the new law also improves the lot of many Medicare beneficiaries. Obama is hoping that most will eventually conclude the plusses outweigh the minuses. Keenly aware that this is a congressional election year, Democrats structured the law so virtually all the cuts start next year and take effect only gradually. For this year, the law provides a sweetener. More than 3 million seniors who have been falling into a Medicare prescription coverage gap will get a $250 rebate, a down payment on closing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;doughnut hole.â&#x20AC;?

Crowd targeted in drive-by returning from funeral WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The crowd of people targeted in a drive-by shooting that killed four and wounded five others had just returned from the funeral of a victim of another recent shooting nearby, a witness said Wednesday. Two adults and a juvenile were being charged in Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooting, the worst in D.C. in at least 16 years. Police havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t said whether it was related to another shooting about a mile and a half away March 22. The suspected shooter in that case has also been arrested. The shootings occurred in a neighborhood known for drugs and related violence about 7 miles from the White House. As police investigated, friends and relatives of the victims returned to the scene, where a bloodcovered gauze package lay on a sidewalk that smelled of bleach. Four teddy bears were placed by steps leading to an apartment building.

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Less than two years ago, Usher was glorifying his evolvement as a man with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here I Stand,â&#x20AC;? a CD that found him celebrating his new role as husband and father while shunning the image of a sexy bad boy unable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or unwilling â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to make a lasting commitment. Now, with the release of his latest album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raymond v. Raymond,â&#x20AC;? the 31-year-old talks about maturity again. But this time, it comes from lessons learned after disappointment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only in the discouraging sales of that album, but in the failure of his two-year marriage to Tameka Foster Raymond, the mother of his two young sons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having one of the most sincere moments and occurrences take place in that period of my life, it taught me a lot,â&#x20AC;? Usher said one recent day as he reflected on his life in an empty stage room at a Manhattan studio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very beautiful. ... It just simply didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. But I never undermine that moment in my life because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s valuable ... and in my life, I try to learn from my experiences.â&#x20AC;? And his experiences have taught him a lot in a very short period. In 2007, he was still soaring from the 10 million-selling 2004 album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Confessions,â&#x20AC;?

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Usher performs on ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Morning Americaâ&#x20AC;? show in New York, Tuesday. which firmly established him as a superstar with such smashes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah!â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burn,â&#x20AC;? when he decided to get married. Stylist Tameka Foster was eight years his senior and had three children of her own. The elimination of one of musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most desirable bachelors made the union unpopular among his fans. The more serious blow to his career, though, came from his professional priorities. With â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here I Stand,â&#x20AC;? Usher, who had built his career on his appeal as a playboy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even as a 15-year-old crooner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; decided to focus firmly on family. While he had a No. 1 hit with the risque â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love in this Club,â&#x20AC;? most of the album had tunes about the importance of fidelity,

fatherhood, and tender love songs that promised eternal love. It was a complete change from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Confessions,â&#x20AC;? which saw a flawed romantic who sang about cheating and ending relationships. The result? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here I Standâ&#x20AC;? sold just 1.2 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While Usher is careful not to call the album a mistake, he does acknowledge that the material was such a departure that his fans may have had difficulty digesting it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely do think having gone from being a very single bachelor to a married father of two children definitely changed the perspective of who I am and what I had to offer,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But then there are those who

did recognize it and did understand that there is some great value in that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it became more of an issue when I went back to what I do as an entertainer. It makes it very difficult to balance those two places, in (the) relationship, and ultimately who you are and what your responsibility is as an entertainer, and what your passion and reality is as a man. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Raymond v. Raymondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was born â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that challenge between those two different worlds.â&#x20AC;? Given the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first single, the hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Papers,â&#x20AC;? which was a very thinly veiled look at his divorce, one might have expected â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raymond v. Raymondâ&#x20AC;? to detail his tumultuous relationship. Instead, the CD looks to re-establish Usher as the sensual â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and single â&#x20AC;&#x201D; entertainer whose life revolves around beautiful girls and clubs, not changing diapers and staying home with a wife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art sometimes imitates life. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single again. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having fun, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back out there, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back on the scene. So, of course, the music reflects that,â&#x20AC;? said songwriter and producer Rico Love, who co-wrote four songs on the album, including the current single, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey Daddy (Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home).â&#x20AC;?

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People: Jesse James seeks professional help LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jesse James reportedly is seeking professional help to deal with â&#x20AC;&#x153;personal issuesâ&#x20AC;? after a cheating scandal that has put his nearly five-year marriage to Sandra James Bullock on the line. His representative told People magazine in a statement Tuesday that James â&#x20AC;&#x153;realized that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage.â&#x20AC;? The representative did not specify the type of treatment facility. Bullock was on a career high that culminated with an Oscar win for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Blind Sideâ&#x20AC;? just before Internet rumors of Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; infidelity surfaced. The two walked handin-hand down Oscarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s red carpet, celebrated together at the parties afterward and were photographed outside a Long Beach burger joint the day after the awards.

Fox News drops LL Cool J from Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new show NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An upcoming Fox News Channel special hosted by Sarah Palin is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real American Stories.â&#x20AC;? But rapper-actor LL Cool J says his participation in the show was bogus. In response, the

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Lindsey Vonn gets her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Law & Orderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wish next week LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lindsey Vonn is going from Olympic star to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law & Orderâ&#x20AC;? bit player and said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delighted about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many people get to appear on their favorite TV show?â&#x20AC;? Vonn said Wednesday in a statement released by NBC and series creator Dick Wolf. In the crime dramaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale, the skier will play an administrative assistant with a vital clue in a case involving a terrorist, NBC said. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set to film her scene with series stars Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson and Alana de la Garza next week in Brooklyn. The air date for the episode, written and directed by executive producer Rene Balcer, will air in May. The date was not announced. Vonn, who won a gold medal in downhill skiing and captured a bronze in the super-G, announced during the games that she had been invited to take part in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law & Order.â&#x20AC;?

James Van Der Beek finalizes divorce terms LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Court records show James Van Der Beek has finalized the terms of his divorce from his wife of nearly seven years. The former â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creekâ&#x20AC;? starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s divorce from actress Heather McComb will be official June 3. The pair went through mediation to resolve the terms of the breakup. Van Der Beek will pay McComb spousal support through 2012. Van Der Beek and McComb were married in July 2003 and have no children.

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SEATTLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; People who lined up to buy the first iPhone knew what they were paying hundreds of dollars for: a new cell phone that promised to be better. Apple Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest gadget, the iPad tablet computer, falls into a category thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign to most people. And yet plenty of them have already happily dropped $500 or more for a device theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen, in the hopes it will be some previously unidentified missing link in their digital lifestyles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Apple sold groceries, I would buy groceries from them,â&#x20AC;? says Matthew Rice, who works for pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. Apple wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say how many iPads it has sold in advance of their debut Saturday, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to predict how many enthusiasts will camp overnight and swamp Apple stores when the doors open Saturday at 9 a.m., as they did for last summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch of the most recent version of the iPhone. That happened even though people could â&#x20AC;&#x153;pre-orderâ&#x20AC;? the device, just as they can for the iPad. Rice wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be ripping open any boxes Saturday, but only because he chose an $829 iPad with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;3Gâ&#x20AC;?

data connection, which wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ship until late April. He has owned four iPhones and just about every model of iPod ever produced. He uses an iMac computer at home and a MacBook Air laptop on the road. He jokes about giving Apple his credit card number and having the company just ship new products as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re released. But despite his near-complete catalog of Apple goods, Rice can find holes for the iPad to fill. It will be perfect for carting around PDF versions of scientific articles he needs to read for his job, he says. And Rice, an avid photographer, hopes it will be a way to hand

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people an â&#x20AC;&#x153;albumâ&#x20AC;? and let them flip through photos of his travels. Will Zich, an 11-yearold, started saving money last year for a new iPod Touch, but changed his mind when the iPad was unveiled in January. He can rattle off all his reasons for wanting one, such as the e-book store, plus a bigger screen and faster processor than his iPod Touch. He says the iPad will be useful on road trips, and for playing games and surfing the Web early in the morning when the rest of the family is still sleeping. To be practical, Zich says he might also bring it to school and use it to record homework assignments. Other people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to ever leave home with it. Brian Herlihy, a 31year-old financial analyst in New York, expects the

iPad will offer him a way to read magazines, newspapers and maybe books without the clutter of paper, and as a Web surfing device thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faster to start up than his laptop. On the street or when riding the subway, though, the iPhone is a more appropriate size. Media companies are betting that the iPadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s larger size â&#x20AC;&#x201D; its touch screen is 9.7 inches diagonally, compared to 3.5 inches on the iPhone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is one reason people might pay for news and information that is often free in other formats online. Indeed, Herlihy says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be willing to pay a moderate amount of money for a newspaper or magazine if it were delivered through some sort of outstanding application. Otherwise, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s content to read for free using the Web browser. On Wednesday the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said it is so excited about the iPadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential that it is adding $100 million to its fund for investing in developers who make applications for Apple devices. The firm began its â&#x20AC;&#x153;iFundâ&#x20AC;? two years ago with $100 million and has invested in 14 companies. Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr, an early investor in Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., said the iPad is â&#x20AC;&#x153;going to rule the world. It feels like you are touching the future.â&#x20AC;?

Chechen claims responsibility for Moscow bombings MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in brazen defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Doku Umarov, who leads Islamic militants in Chechnya and other regions in Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Caucasus, said in a video posted on a pro-rebel Web site that Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twin suicide attacks were revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces. Umarovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement appeared after Putin vowed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;drag out of the sewerâ&#x20AC;? the terrorists who plotted the subway bombings, which killed 39 people and wounded scores of commuters during the morning rush hour.

Bishops urge sex abuse victims to go to police VATICAN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Swiss bishops urge victims of clerical abuse to file criminal complaints and are considering creating a national registry for pedophile priests. Danish bishops launch an investigation into decades-old claims. Austriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior bishop celebrates a Holy Week Mass of repentance. A week after Pope Benedict XVI excoriated Irish bishops for gross errors of

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judgment in handling cases of priests who sexually abuse children, European bishops are admitting to mistakes, reaching out to victims and promising to act quickly when they learn about abuse cases. Their mea culpas and pledges to be more transparent and cooperative in the future come amid mounting public outrage over the scope of the abuse and what victims say has been a pattern of coverup by bishops and the Vatican itself to keep the cases quiet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about improving things,â&#x20AC;? Swiss Bishops Conference spokesman Walter Mueller said Wednesday, as Swiss bishops admitted in a statement that they had underestimated the problem and are now telling victims to consider filing criminal complaints.

Traditions eyed as 21 bodies found in China river BEIJING (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rural traditions of abandoning dead infants because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considered bad luck may have played a role in the case of 21 babiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bodies found along a river in eastern China, apparently dumped by hospital mortuary workers. The little bodies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at least one stuffed in a yellow bag marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;medical wasteâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were found floating and strewn along the bank of a river on the outskirts of Jining city in Shandong province last weekend. Police detained two mortuary workers at a hospital who were paid by the babiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families to dispose of the bodies.

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Duke’s Nolan Smith already has a championship ring — and it means a lot to him

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FOUR OAKS TRI-9 CHALLENGE

Jackets put rep on the line Tri-9 teams to battle nonconference foes in series of spring break games AP photo

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COUPLES SAYS HE’LL PLAY PRACTICE ROUND WITH WOODS HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Fred Couples said Wednesday that he’ll play a practice round for the Masters with Tiger Woods at Augusta National on Monday. Woods is making his return to competitive golf next week at the Masters after months of seclusion following revelations that he cheated on his wife. Couples said he’ll avoid asking Woods about his personal life. “This is not going to be questions and answers,” said Couples, playing in the Houston Open this week. “It’s going to be strictly golf. I play a lot with him at Augusta, so this is not unusual.” Couples said he would be playing in a foursome with Woods, though he did not know who the other two golfers would be. Couples said he’s curious to see how fans will react to seeing Woods on the course again. “I’m looking forward to it, for sure, just because he hasn’t played,” Couples said. “I want to see the reaction and how good he’s hitting it.”

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SANFORD — Charlie Spivey and the rest of the league coaches know that the Tri-9 Conference is arguably

the best 4-A baseball conference in the state. Now’s their chance to prove it to other nonconference schools on the rise. The Yellow Jackets will play a series of three games in

three days in the Four Oaks Bank Tri-9 Challenge when they host Northern Durham at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tri-9 Conference foe Apex will battle Northeast Guilford at 4 p.m. in the early game at Lee County High School. “We all really respect our

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Tri-9 Challenge Opening Round Sanford Stadium Thursday Apex vs. Northeast Guilford 4 p.m. Northern Durham vs. Lee County 7 p.m.

Heels can end rocky season with a title

NIT: RICHMOND REWIND

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — North Carolina is on the cusp of another championship. Not the one it wanted, though. Left out of the NCAA tournament after a lousy season, the Tar Heels have reeled off four straight victories in the NIT NIT Title and will play Day- Game ton in the Dayton title game vs. UNC Thursday Time: 7 p.m. night at TV: ESPN2 Madison

NASCAR HAMLIN HAS SURGERY ON LEFT KNEE

CHARLOTTE (AP) — NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is home resting following surgery on his left knee. Dr. Patrick Connor repaired the anterior cruciate ligament in Hamlin’s left knee Wednesday morning. Hamlin tore his ACL playing basketball in January. He wanted to postpone surgery until after the NASCAR season, but decided to have it repaired this week. The surgery had been postponed from Monday, the same day Hamlin won his first race of the season at Martinsville Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing says Hamlin will drive as scheduled in the April 10 race at Phoenix, but Casey Mears will be on standby as a relief driver. Photo courtesy of the University of Rhode Island

NFL PANTHERS OPEN PRESEASON ON AUG. 12

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will play four AFC teams in the preseason, starting with the nationally televised opener at Baltimore on Aug. 12. After that Thursday night game on ESPN, the Panthers will host the New York Jets and Tennessee the next two weeks. The Panthers’ final exhibition game is a week later at Pittsburgh. The dates for the final three games will be announced later, but the Steelers game is expected to be on Sept. 2. The preseason schedule announced Wednesday includes two games against regular season opponents. The Panthers will host Baltimore and visit Pittsburgh.

Akeem Richmond, the Rhode Island freshman and former Southern Lee star, puts in a layup in this file photo. While Tuesday night’s game against North Carolina didn’t go as Richmond and the Rams would have liked, the Sanford native still marvels at his first season at the collegiate level.

Richmond doesn’t shy away from NIT letdown By ALEX PODLOGAR alexp@sanfordherald.com

NEW YORK — Akeem Richmond admits it. He was nervous. That takes a lot for a shooter from a Division 1 program coming off a game in Madison Square Garden broadcast on national

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DURHAM — Andre Dawkins could be preparing for the prom. Instead, he’s having the time of his life in another kind of big dance. The 18-year-old finished high school early to get a jump start at Duke. After playing the

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‘I personally want to thank everyone in Sanford who’s supported me.’ — Akeem Richmond — Rhode Island freshman, Former Southern Lee star

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television to say. But as Richmond might put it, the evidence was there for all to see. So there was no need to dance around the subject on Wednesday. “I definitely was nervous,” says the Rhode Island freshman

Square Garden with a chance to gain a somewhat dubious distinction. A win would make North Carolina, one of college basketball’s most storied programs, the first team to follow up an NCAA national championship with an NIT crown the next year. “Let’s be honest, this was not where we wanted to be,” coach Roy Williams said Wednesday. “Everybody wanted to be in the NCAA tournament.” Early departures and injuries contributed to a string of embarrassing losses that squashed the Tar Heels’ hopes for a repeat. Now, they’re shooting for back-to-back titles of a different sort. “We definitely let a lot of people down,” sophomore point guard Larry Drew II said. “It’s very important for us to go out on a positive note.” Dayton is trying to do the same thing after a disappointing campaign of its own. The Flyers were ranked No. 21 by The Associated Press before the season, their first preseason ranking in a major poll since 1967-68, and picked to win the Atlantic 10 Conference.

season with a heavy heart, he’s hoping to continue providing an offensive spark off the bench in the Final Four. “It’s been a lot of fun, a long journey

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for the whole season,” Dawkins said. “But this is what we looked forward to from Day 1.” He hit two clutch 3-pointers in the South Regional final victory against Baylor and will be ready if his number is called when the Blue Devils (33-5) play West Virginia (31-6) on Saturday night in Indianapolis. “I don’t really know if it has hit me yet,” Dawkins said.

“Maybe walking onto the court at (Houston’s Reliant Stadium) and just seeing all those seats. It was kind of like, ’Wow, this is the big time right here.”’ The teenager’s trip to the Final Four has capped a tumultuous, emotion-filled season for the freshman, who might be the best pure shooter on

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2B / Thursday, April 1, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UPCOMING

EVENT Reunion in honor of Paul Gay planned SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On Saturday, April 10, legendaary Sanford football coach and N.C. Hall of Famer Paul Gay will be honored by past associates with a reception and dinner at the Elks Lodge. Former players, assistant coaches, managers and trainers who were with any of Gayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24 varsity teams are invited to come together for an evening to celebrate Gayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career and life. The event is scheduled to begin with a reception from 5-7 p.m. and continue with a dinner at 7. Former players, coaches and trainers wishing to attend may contact Bill Tatum at (919) 770-1201 or Tom Haislip at (919) 842-0088 for more information.

CALENDAR Thursday, April 1 Baseball Four Oaks Tri-9 Challenge Northern Durham at Lee County Time 7 p.m. Punder Invitational Chatanooga, Tenn. Southern Lee vs. Chattanooga Central High, Tenn. Girls Soccer Amalance Christian at Grace Christian 4:30 p.m.

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WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ebanks a top defender MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; West Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Devin Ebanks is all about real estate. He feels he owns the paint on the defensive end of the court. The 6-foot-9 sophomore prides himself in forcing his opponentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top scorer to have an off night. He holds a grudge when he occasionally slips up. Defense defines West Virginia. And the long arms of Ebanks have helped West Virginia play its best defense during a 10-game winning streak that has the Mountaineers in the Final Four. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like being scored on,â&#x20AC;? Ebanks said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to limit everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scoring and limit their touches. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun knowing that you can shut the other person down and outrebound the other team, just outman them, out-tough them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun way to play.â&#x20AC;? He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel that way two years ago. Ebanks didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care much for defense until he was recruited by coach Bob Huggins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to tell me what I want to hear,â&#x20AC;? Ebanks said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to tell me what I need to hear, just got me in the right direction as a player. Trust is a big factor, and I trust him a lot.â&#x20AC;? Inconsistent scoring forced Ebanks and his teammates to turn up the defensive intensity this season. The Mountaineers have shot below 50 percent from the field in

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26 straight games. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also held six of their last seven opponents under 60 points, with the exception being Kentucky in the East Regional final. West Virginia (31-6) will need a similar effort Saturday night against Duke (33-5) in Indianapolis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to score a whole lot of points and our guys want to win, so I think they understand weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do a great job of guarding,â&#x20AC;? Huggins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our length has something to do with it. And I think in the last month, we got a lot better.â&#x20AC;? Especially Ebanks, who struggled in the early part of the season but turned things around on both ends of the floor. He has six double-doubles this season and is third on the team in scoring at 12 points per game and averages 8 rebounds. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committed the fewest fouls among West Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starters, but his 74 turnovers leads the team. He was responsible for Villanova all-American Scottie Reynolds shooting 5 of 16 from the floor in the regular-season finale. In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Ebanks had 16 points, 13 rebounds and held Morgan Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reggie Holmes to 4 of 17 shooting and 12 points, 10 under his average. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I accept the challenge and I like shutting them down,â&#x20AC;? Ebanks said.

Burton: Switch to spoiler â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;game-changerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The reappearance of the spoiler on the back of the Sprint Cup cars at Martinsville Speedway drew high praise from many drivers because it makes the cars look better. Where opinion differed is when the spoilerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact will be felt on the track. At just 0.526 miles around, Martinsville didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow for enough speed for the spoiler to have much of an effect beyond aesthetics. Though speeds will be higher at the next stop, Phoenix International Raceway on April 10, AP photo the spoilerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence on Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nolan Smith drives the ball during the second the racing is still likely to be half of the NCAA South Regional college basketball final marginal. against Baylor in Houston on Sunday. That will change at the highbanked, high-speed 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway on April 18, where the aerodynamic and handling impact of the change will be put to its first true test. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said from the beginning that I think going to a spoiler Derek Smith and the By BRYAN STRICKLAND could be a real game-changbstrickland@heraldsun.com Cardinals won the 1980 er,â&#x20AC;? Jeff Burton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it championship in Inwill affect some teams more DURHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Duke dianapolis, where Nolan than it does others.â&#x20AC;? junior Nolan Smith never Smith and the Duke Blue A two-day test a Charlotte has been as close to winDevils will try to triumph Motor Speedway â&#x20AC;&#x153;felt like a ning a national champion- beginning with Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal test,â&#x20AC;? Burton said, but ship as he is at this mosemifinal game against also highlighted how some ment, but Smith already West Virginia (8:47 p.m., teams adapted much more has a championship ring. WRAL). quickly to the spoiler than Thirty years ago, Derek Derek Smith, a sophoothers did. Smith helped Louisville more at the time of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the dynamics win the NCAA championtitle, scored nine points of that is going to change,â&#x20AC;? ship. His son inherited and grabbed five rebounds he said at Martinsville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it the ring after his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Louisvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 59-54 victory could change who is running untimely death in 1996. over UCLA for the crown. well and who isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t running Derek Smith was 34 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a DVD of the well. Any time there is a years old; Nolan Smith championship game that I change, there is a risk of loswas 8. watch from time to time,â&#x20AC;? ing the good that you had, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have his championNolan Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He there is also the chance of ship ring, and I look at made so many plays in gaining something good that it before I do anything that game, and the couple you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really,â&#x20AC;? Nolan Smith said. of times they showed him, going to affect every team â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to take it with he just had this look in his differently.â&#x20AC;? me to Indy.â&#x20AC;? In a series where many eye of a warrior. He fought. weekends are spent with drivâ&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a big, strong ers discussing what they can guard, and he just played do to slow the dominance of so hard. He looked like he just enjoyed the game and four-time defending champion wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scared at any point.â&#x20AC;? Jimmie Johnson, that may offer hope.

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SPORTS BRIEFS Wade asks for sole custody of his sons

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has asked a court to grant him sole custody of his two young sons, adding to an already venomous and drawn-out divorce proceeding between the Miami Heat guard and his estranged wife. In addition, Wade has asked that his wife be ordered to undergo a psychological examination. Documents obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press show Wade alleges his wife Siohvaughn cannot “be considered a fit and proper person” to raise their children. In more than 300 pages of filings, the AllStar says his wife exhibited threatening behavior, had extramarital affairs, uses abusive parenting methods and is unwilling to let the 2006 NBA finals MVP see his children.

Bonds set to make appearance at ballpark in April

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds is scheduled to return to AT&T Park in April when the San Francisco Giants honor the 10th anniversary of their 2000 NL West championship team. The Giants announced Wednesday that Bonds is one of several players scheduled to take part in a pregame ceremony on April 11. Bonds has made only a handful of public appearances in San Francisco since the Giants decided not to bring him back following the 2007 season. The ceremony is among the events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the downtown waterfront ballpark. Bonds has provided many of the signature moments, including setting the season home record of 73 in 2001 and breaking Hank Aaron’s career record of 755 in 2007.

Delaney declares for NBA draft

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney says he is putting his name in for the NBA draft, but he does not plan to hire an agent. That would allow Delaney

Heels to retain his eligibility and return for his senior season. He must take his name off the list of early entries by May 8 to return to Virginia Tech. Delaney, a junior from Baltimore, led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring with an average of 20.2 points. He was third in the ACC in free throw percentage at .842. He finished third in the ACC’s player of the year voting as the Hokies tied their school record by winning 25 games. They lost at home to Rhode Island in the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Couples, Norman return as Cup captains HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Fred Couples and Greg Norman are returning as captains for the 2011 Presidents Cup in Australia, the only place where the International team has won. It will be the third time since the Presidents Cup began in 1994 that captains served in successive matches. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were captains for three straight Presidents Cups. Couples led the American team to 19 1/2-14 1/2 victory at Harding Park in San Francisco last year. The Presidents Cup will be played next year at Royal Melbourne. The matches last were played there in 1998, when the International team won, 20 1/2-11 1/2. The United States leads the series, 6-1-1.

Fans to get a vote for NBA MVP NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is giving fans a say in the MVP race. The league announced Wednesday that fans can make their pick for the league’s Most Valuable Player, with the combined fans’ choice counting for one vote on the official ballot. Starting Thursday through April 15, fans can go to www.NBA.com/KiaMVPFanVote and rank their top five choices. The other 124 votes will come from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

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But they stumbled down the stretch, finished seventh in the standings and missed the NCAAs. Given another opportunity to show their stuff against other alsorans in the NIT, junior forward Chris Wright and Co. got on a roll. Relying on sound defense and strong rebounding, the third-seeded Flyers beat Illinois State before hitting the road for wins over Cincinnati and No. 1 seed Illinois. “I just think we started in practice, holding ourselves accountable,” Wright said. “We started to get on each other as a team. It is on you to go out there and execute and it is on you to go out there and get it done.” After arriving in New York, Dayton (24-12) held off Mississippi 68-63 in the semifinals Tuesday night. “I am very, very proud of these guys in terms of their commitment to staying strong and staying together during some tough times during

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and former Southern Lee star of his 0-for-6 shooting performance in a 6867 loss against his boyhood favorite North Carolina Tar Heels in the NIT semifinals. “I was very anxious, and I had never been that anxious before. I did a lot of things I don’t normally do, and I was jerking my shot and not following through. And that’s what happens when I get nervous.” In a freshman season marked by such highlights as being named to the Atlantic 10 Conference’s All-Rookie team to twice earning the league’s rookie of the week honors, Richmond didn’t shy away from perhaps his lowest point of the season. “It was pretty hard to take,” he says. Especially considering the awe Richmond and his teammates had upon entering basketball’s Mecca before the game. “When I walked in, I just closed my eyes, I was so amazed,” Richmond says. “Words can’t even describe it. All I could think about was this was where I had always wanted to play. This was a lifelong dream of mine to play here, and I had to thank God for the opportunity. I can’t believe it happened in my freshman year.” But the bad taste of the close loss

the year,” coach Brian Gregory said. “We have played with greater poise and composure.” Dayton is playing in its 22nd NIT, second only to St. John’s (27), and the

Flyers are 39-24 at Madison Square Garden, giving them more wins at the fabled arena than any other school outside the New York metropolitan area. Chris Johnson’s 22 points against Ole Miss sent Dayton into the final for the first time since winning its second NIT championship in 1968. “There are some teams that enter this tournament that are a little upset that they weren’t chosen, and then there’s other teams that are disappointed they didn’t reach their main objective — but realize that they probably had a lot to do with it,” said Gregory, who is 6-1 in the NIT. “They’re a little ticked off at themselves for putting themselves in that position, and that’s exactly what these guys did. They took responsibility, stood up and said we can do better.” But the Flyers figure they still have a tall task ahead in the No. 4 seed Tar Heels (20-16), who won their only NIT title in 1971 when current Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was on the team.

and shooting struggles — Richmond did add two rebounds, a steal and an assist — won’t linger for long. “It was a great opporunity to get there,” Richmond says. “Now we’re looking forward to next year.” North Carolina won the game after scoring the final five points over the last 90 seconds of regulation, sending the game into overtime. But there were questionable calls down the stretch in the extra session, none more than an apprent tripping of Rhode Island’s Lamonte Ullmer, who lost a chance to get off a potential game-winning shot. “We got the rebound and we were aiming to push it down the other end,” said Rams coach Jim Baron following the game. “I thought there was some contact and he tripped.” Richmond just said it was time to move on. “I feel like he got tripped, but that doesn’t do us any good now,” Richmond says. “Everybody can say he got tripped, but we’re not going to be replaying the game. There’s nothing we can do about it but move on to next year.” And that is exactly what Richmond says he is focusing on now. After a whirlwind couple of days in New York, he knows his game has come a long way. Even on his toughest night, he was getting encouragement from perhaps the unlikliest of allies — Tar

Heels’ players. “I got to talk to Larry Drew, Will Graves and Ed Davis, most of it on the court, you know, during the game when we were standing out there,” he says. “And they were like, ‘Hey, keep working, you’ve got a lot of potential.’” Not bad for a kid who, in August, couldn’t envision, well, any possible scenario. “When I left Sanford, I had no idea what would happen,” Richmond reflects. “I didn’t know if I was going to get any playing time, or how I was going to play or how I was going to react to college. “I think I reacted pretty well — after the first three games, it started to feel like high school again. The season was phenomenal — the best season I’ve ever had in my life. I honestly didn’t think I could do it in college. Now I feel blessed.” After the hills he’s climbed already and throughout the many highs and few lows, Richmond says he hasn’t forgotten at all about his hometown. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. “I personally want to thank everyone in Sanford who’s supported me,” Richmond says. “I do this for them. Not many people know about our city, or they don’t know about the smaller towns, and I want to bring attention to it. “I’m doing this for Sanford.”

Drew clears the air NEW YORK — Rumors have been circulating for weeks that Larry Drew II might transfer, but the point guard declared again Wednesday he will be back in Chapel Hill for his junior season. Drew has been much-criticized for his inconsistent play this season but has played better during the NIT, including scoring game-winning and game-tying buckets. “I will be back,” Drew said. “I will be here. I will be a Tar Heel. “As long as people just want something to put out there, they are just going to say whatever they want to say and just make up any kind of rumors, any kind of stories — just try to stir something up.” — Courtesy of the Durham Herald-Sun


Scoreboard

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NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB L10 y-Cleveland 58 16 .784 — 9-1 x-Orlando 52 22 .703 6 8-2 x-Atlanta 47 26 .644 101⁄2 7-3 1 y-Boston 47 26 .644 10 ⁄2 7-3 Milwaukee 41 32 .562 161⁄2 7-3 Miami 40 34 .541 18 8-2 1 Charlotte 38 35 .521 19 ⁄2 6-4 Toronto 36 37 .493 211⁄2 4-6 Chicago 35 39 .473 23 4-6 Indiana 28 47 .373 301⁄2 7-3 New York 26 47 .356 311⁄2 4-6 Philadelphia 26 48 .351 32 3-7 Detroit 23 50 .315 341⁄2 1-9 Washington 21 52 .288 361⁄2 0-10 New Jersey 10 64 .135 48 3-7 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 x-L.A. Lakers 54 20 .730 — 8-2 x-Dallas 49 25 .662 5 6-4 x-Utah 49 26 .653 51⁄2 7-3 x-Phoenix 48 26 .649 6 9-1 x-Denver 48 27 .640 61⁄2 4-6 Oklahoma City 45 28 .616 81⁄2 6-4 Portland 45 29 .608 9 8-2 San Antonio 44 29 .603 91⁄2 6-4 Memphis 38 35 .521 151⁄2 6-4 1 Houston 37 36 .507 16 ⁄2 5-5 New Orleans 35 40 .467 191⁄2 3-7 L.A. Clippers 27 47 .365 27 2-8 Sacramento 24 51 .320 301⁄2 2-8 Golden State 21 52 .288 321⁄2 4-6 Minnesota 14 60 .189 40 0-10

Sports Review BASKETBALL Str W-1 W-2 W-1 L-1 W-2 W-5 L-1 W-1 L-1 W-1 L-2 L-1 L-8 L-16 W-1

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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Indiana 102, Sacramento 95 Oklahoma City 111, Philadelphia 93 Phoenix 111, Chicago 105 Milwaukee 107, L.A. Clippers 89 Houston 98, Washington 94 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Orlando at Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

FedEx Cup Standings

By The Associated Press Through March 28 Rank Name 1. Ernie Els 2. Steve Stricker 3. Dustin Johnson 4. Camilo Villegas 5. Bill Haas 6. Jim Furyk 7. Ben Crane 8. Matt Kuchar 9. Robert Allenby 10. Hunter Mahan 11. J.B. Holmes 12. Ian Poulter 13. Geoff Ogilvy 14. Ryan Palmer 15. Paul Casey 16. Luke Donald 17. Retief Goosen 18. K.J. Choi 19. Tim Clark 20. Charles Howell III 21. Kevin Na 22. Rickie Fowler 23. Brandt Snedeker 24. Bubba Watson 25. Nick Watney 26. Anthony Kim 27. Derek Lamely 28. Y.E. Yang 29. Marc Leishman 30. Justin Rose 31. Rory Sabbatini 32. D.J. Trahan 33. Alex Prugh 34. Stephen Ames 35. Padraig Harrington 36. Sean O’Hair 37. Steve Marino

Pts 1,320 927 833 829 728 721 692 669 654 652 642 622 614 604 595 580 574 552 501 479 479 478 470 467 458 430 413 403 395 391 390 361 347 345 329 316 315

Money $3,031,106 $1,988,151 $1,793,434 $1,861,500 $1,308,850 $1,360,987 $1,242,003 $1,406,013 $1,252,307 $1,291,593 $1,249,583 $1,505,025 $1,314,606 $1,162,202 $1,470,700 $1,200,671 $1,267,833 $931,630 $836,846 $794,476 $971,404 $904,411 $718,609 $795,192 $808,354 $788,557 $869,674 $780,360 $690,132 $686,995 $758,360 $658,409 $612,854 $534,047 $729,585 $602,257 $712,897

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GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Houston Open, first round, at Humble, Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, first round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NIT, championship, Dayton vs. North Carolina at New York 9 p.m. ESPN — Exhibition, Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL

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Duke’s roster. After not taking a shot in a combined seven minutes in his previous two NCAA tournament games, he knocked down two 3s against Baylor — including one in the final minute of the first half that swung momentum back to the Blue Devils and helped propel them to their first Final Four since 2004. “Andre has guts,” teammate Jon Scheyer said. “He comes in games and he’s confident, and it’s a big lift.” Of course, having a certain level of courage comes in handy when you’re trying to enroll at Duke early. Dawkins had attended four years of high school in Virginia — one year of public school before transferring to Atlantic Shores Christian School and was classified as a freshman again. He found out that needed one English class for NCAA eligibility, so he passed that class over the sum-

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mer and pursued early admission to Duke. “We were just saying, ’Wow, last year we were in the Metro (high school) Conference,”’ said his father, also named Andre Dawkins. “This year, you’re in the Final Four. That is crazy. We were just thinking how much a blessing that it is to be at that point, and how things can change for you.” The elder Dawkins said his son’s decision hit home this week during the lead-up to the McDonald’s All-America Game in Columbus, Ohio. “I said, ’Do you miss being in that?”’ the senior Dawkins asked his son. “He said, ’Well, I think I’m doing something that’s a little bit exciting, too.”’ Exciting, yes, but also at times uncertain. Dawkins’ minutes vacillated during the season. He played at least 12 minutes in 14 of his first 17 games, and had all six of his double-figure scoring games during that stretch. But once the Blue Devils entered the heart of the Atlantic Coast Conference season, he played more than 12 minutes only four

times and didn’t score more than seven points in any of those games. Then he rediscovered his shot against the Bears, and may have earned himself some additional time on the court. “I just attribute (that shooting) to just staying ready and working on it in practice. ... Coach told me to shoot if I’m open, so that’s what I did,” Dawkins said. “I’m just trying to play my part. When coach is calling me I’m always ready to go in and do whatever they need me to do.” Tragedy made his first season exponentially more difficult than for most freshmen. His older sister Lacey was riding to Durham for the Blue Devils’ game against St. John’s on Dec. 7 when she was killed in a threevehicle accident in southern West Virginia. Their father said Andre, a laidback and quiet teenager, keeps a photograph of his sister on his cell phone and had trouble opening up about her death, preferring to keep himself involved with basketball and academics.

NCAA Tournament Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT Opening Round Tuesday, March 16 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61, Winthrop 44 EAST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Kentucky 100, ETSU 71 Wake Forest 81, Texas 80, OT At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Washington 80, Marquette 78 New Mexico 62, Montana 57 Friday, March 19 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. West Virginia 77, Morgan State 50 Missouri 86, Clemson 78 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Cornell 78, Temple 65 Wisconsin 53, Wofford 49 Second Round Saturday, March 20 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Kentucky 90, Wake Forest 60 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Washington 82, New Mexico 64 Sunday, March 21 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. West Virginia 68, Missouri 59 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69 At The Carrier Dome Syracuse, N.Y. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 25 West Virginia 69, Washington 56 Kentucky 62, Cornell 45 Regional Championship Saturday, March 27 West Virginia 73, Kentucky 66 SOUTH REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Villanova 73, Robert Morris 70, OT Saint Mary’s, Calif. 80, Richmond 71 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Old Dominion 51, Notre Dame 50 Baylor 68, Sam Houston State 59 Friday, March 19 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Duke 73, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44 California 77, Louisville 62 At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Purdue 72, Siena 64 Texas A&M 69, Utah State 53 Second Round Saturday, March 20 At Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Saint Mary’s, Calif. 75, Villanova 68 At New Orleans Arena New Orleans Baylor 76, Old Dominion 68 Sunday, March 21 At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Fla. Duke 68, California 53 At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61, OT At Reliant Stadium Houston Regional Semifinals Friday, March 26 Baylor 72, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 49 Duke 70, Purdue 57 Regional Championship Sunday, March 28 Duke 78, Baylor 71 MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Ohio 97, Georgetown 83 Tennessee 62, San Diego State 59 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City Northern Iowa 69, UNLV 66 Kansas 90 Lehigh 74 Friday, March 19 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Georgia Tech 64, Oklahoma State 59 Ohio State 68, UC Santa Barbara 51 At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Michigan State 70, New Mexico State 67 Maryland 89, Houston 77 Second Round Saturday, March 20 At Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, R.I. Tennessee 83, Ohio 68 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City Northern Iowa 69, Kansas 67 Sunday, March 21 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Ohio State 75, Georgia Tech 66 At Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash. Michigan State 85, Maryland 83 At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Regional Semifinals Friday, March 26 Tennessee 76, Ohio State 73 Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52 Regional Championship Sunday, March 28

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league,” said Spivey. “Basically, our league decided to challenge other nonconference teams. There are some good teams playing in this thing and it’s great to be doing it again.” The challenge will continue on Friday when the Yellow Jackets travel to Western Harnett to battle Garner and will conclude on Saturday when Lee County hosts Western Harnett in Sanford. Lee County, Middle Creek, Panther Creek, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina are the only five Tri-9 teams participating in the challenge. There are also a series of games being played at Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Western Harnett. The Yellow Jackets (4-3, 3-3) will be using this opportunity to build some confidence against some quality nonconfer-

Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69 WEST REGIONAL First Round Thursday, March 18 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City BYU 99, Florida 92, 2OT Kansas State 82, North Texas 62 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Murray State 66, Vanderbilt 65 Butler 77, UTEP 59 Friday, March 19 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. Gonzaga 67, Florida State 60 Syracuse 79, Vermont 56 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Xavier 65, Minnesota 54 Pittsburgh 89, Oakland, Mich. 66 Second Round Saturday, March 20 At The Ford Center Oklahoma City Kansas State 84, BYU 72 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Butler 54, Murray State 52 Sunday, March 21 At HSBC Arena Buffalo, N.Y. Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65 At The Bradley Center Milwaukee Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68 At Energy Solution Arena Salt Lake City Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 25 Butler 63, Syracuse 59 Kansas State 101, Xavier 96, 2OT Regional Championship Saturday, March 27 Butler 63, Kansas State 56 FINAL FOUR At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis National Semifinals Saturday, April 3 Michigan State (28-8) vs. Butler (32-4), 6:07 p.m. West Virginia (31-6) vs. Duke (33-5), 40 minutes following National Championship Monday, April 5 Semifinal winners

NIT Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT 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 Kent State 75, Tulsa 74 Dayton 63, Illinois State 42 Cincinnati 76, Weber State 62 Virginia Tech 81, Quinnipiac 61 Rhode Island 76, Northwestern 64 Mississippi 84, Troy 65 Nevada 74, Wichita State 70 Illinois 76, Stony Brook 66 Memphis 73, St. John’s 71 Second Round Friday, March 19 Mississippi 90, Memphis 81 Saturday, March 20 North Carolina 76, Mississippi State 74 Texas Tech 69, Jacksonville 64 UAB 72, N.C. State 52 Monday, March 22 Rhode Island 85, Nevada 83 Virginia Tech 65, Connecticut 63 Illinois 75, Kent State 58 Dayton 81, Cincinnati 66 Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 23 Mississippi 90, Texas Tech 87, 2OT North Carolina 60, UAB 55 Wednesday, March 24 Rhode Island 79, Virginia Tech 72 Dayton 77, Illinois 71 Semifinals Tuesday, March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Dayton 68, Mississippi 63 North Carolina 68, Rhode Island 67, OT Championship Thursday, April 1 Dayton (24-12) vs. North Carolina (20-16), 7 p.m.

NIT Boxscores Late Tuesday NORTH CAROLINA 68, RHODE ISLAND 67, OT NORTH CAROLINA (20-16) Graves 6-13 1-2 14, Thompson 6-20 4-7 16, Henson 3-10 0-2 6, Ginyard 0-3 0-0 0, Drew II 4-11 1-2 9, Strickland 3-8 0-0 6, McDonald 1-6 0-0 3, T.Wear 1-3 0-0 2, Zeller 5-9 2-3 12. Totals 29-83 8-16 68. RHODE ISLAND (26-10) Ulmer 8-12 2-2 18, James 4-15 3-6 13, Martell 1-4 0-0 2, Jones 2-4 3-4 7, Cothran 9-19 3-4 23, Mejia 0-1 0-0 0, Eaves 1-3 1-2 4, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Richmond 0-6 0-0 0, Outerbridge 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-68 12-18 67. Halftime—Tied 30-30. End Of Regulation—Tied 59. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 2-17 (McDonald 1-3, Graves 1-7, Ginyard 0-1, Strickland 0-2, Drew II 0-4), Rhode Island 520 (James 2-5, Cothran 2-5, Eaves 1-3, Jones 0-1, Richmond 0-6). Fouled Out—Martell. Rebounds—North Carolina 60 (Thompson 13), Rhode Island 45 (Ulmer 10). Assists—North Carolina 13 (Drew II 5), Rhode Island 13 (Jones 5). Total Fouls—North Carolina 17, Rhode Island 18. A—11,689.

DAYTON (24-12)  C.Johnson 5-13 9-11 22, Wright 1-9 7-10 9, Huelsman 2-2 2-2 6, Warren 2-3 3-4 7, M.Johnson 4-7 3-4 12, Perry 1-2 0-1 2, Lowery 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 2-9 0-0 5, Fabrizius 0-6 0-0 0, Searcy 1-2 0-0 2, Benson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-56 24-32 68. MISSISSIPPI (24-11)  Henry 1-2 0-0 2, Holloway 5-12 2-4 12, Warren 5-14 2-2 15, White 6-17 6-7 19, Graham 1-5 0-0 3, Buckner 0-0 3-4 3, Gaskins 3-9 0-0 7, Cranston 0-1 2-4 2, Polynice 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-62 15-21 63. Halftime—Dayton 34-30. 3-Point Goals—Dayton 6-17 (C.Johnson 3-7, M.Johnson 1-1, Lowery 1-2, Williams 1-4, Fabrizius 0-3), Mississippi 6-23 (Warren 3-10, Graham 1-2, Gaskins 1-4, White 1-7). Fouled Out—M.Johnson. Rebounds—Dayton 45 (Wright 11), Mississippi 38 (Holloway 7). Assists—Dayton 13 (Warren, Wright 4), Mississippi 9 (Polynice 4). Total Fouls—Dayton 18, Mississippi 21. Technical—Buckner. A—NA.

HOCKEY NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Pittsburgh 76 44 25 7 95 237 217 x-New Jersey 76 44 26 6 94 203 184 Philadelphia 76 38 32 6 82 221 210 N.Y. Rangers 76 34 32 10 78 201 206 N.Y. Islanders 76 31 35 10 72 199 236 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Buffalo 75 42 23 10 94 215 189 Ottawa 77 42 30 5 89 210 220 Montreal 76 37 31 8 82 204 208 Boston 76 35 29 12 82 191 189 Toronto 77 28 36 13 69 204 253 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Washington 76 49 15 12 110 296 219 Atlanta 77 34 31 12 80 227 242 Carolina 76 32 35 9 73 210 236 Florida 75 30 33 12 72 195 220 Tampa Bay 76 30 34 12 72 199 240 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Chicago 75 46 22 7 99 243 195 Nashville 78 44 28 6 94 214 214 Detroit 76 40 23 13 93 212 201 St. Louis 76 37 30 9 83 207 207 Columbus 77 32 32 13 77 208 246 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 76 46 26 4 96 248 196 Colorado 75 41 27 7 89 225 207 Calgary 76 38 29 9 85 194 193 Minnesota 76 37 33 6 80 208 226 Edmonton 76 24 45 7 55 194 260 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 76 47 19 10 104 247 198 x-Phoenix 77 47 24 6 100 211 191 Los Angeles 76 43 27 6 92 220 202 Anaheim 75 36 31 8 80 211 227 Dallas 76 33 29 14 80 216 238 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Toronto 2 Boston 1, New Jersey 0, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Ottawa 5, Washington 4, OT Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 5, Edmonton 4 St. Louis 4, Chicago 2 Los Angeles 2, Nashville 0 Vancouver 4, Phoenix 1 Wednesday’s Games Florida at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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DAYTON 68, MISSISSIPPI 63

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned OF Lou Montanez to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Boof Bonser and INF Jed Lowrie on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned OF Trevor Crowe and C Wyatt Toregas to Columbus (IL). Assigned LHP Jeremy Sowers outright to Columbus. Placed RHP Hector Ambriz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27. DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned OF Clete Thomas to Toledo (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed RHP Joe Nathan and C Jose Morales on the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Glen Perkins and C Wilson Ramos to Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Reassigned C Raul Chavez to their minor league camp. National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed 1B Lance Berkman, RHP Alberto Arias and RHP Yorman Bazardo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26.

ence foes. Spivey says that depending on certain in-game situations, this challenge could be a way for him to have players trying different positions and getting some fresh faces on the mound. “It’s another opportunity for us to play,” said Spivey. “It’ll give us a chance to pitch kids who might not have pitched that much for us so far and play kids that haven’t really played so far to see how they can do. Those situations will all be determined based on what happens during the game. We are playing to win, though. It’ll be a way for us to see how kids react to different situations.” The Yellow Jackets have already played Western Harnett once this season and earned a one-run victory. With another win against Western Harnett and wins against Northern Durham and Garner, Spivey feels that his Yellow Jackets will gain a sense of accomplishment and pride that could help them make

a run in conference play in the latter stages of the season. “We are playing three really good teams,” said Spivey. “If we play well and win all three of them, I think it can help us in a big way. We’re all excited for this challenge, it’ll be a good test for this club. The weather’s going to be awesome this weekend and it should be a good weekend for baseball.” Spivey thinks that his young team is getting better as the season goes on but knows that there is much more work to be done. “We’ve been in every game that we’ve played so far,” said Spivey. “You can’t really ask for much than that. Pitching has been really good for us so far and we’ve got three or four guys that can hit the ball very well for us. We just have to get the rest of the guys to step up and play. We’ve got to become more consistent. I do think we are getting better, though.”


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DEAR READERS: It’s April Fools’ Day again, the day I share some of the letters I receive that are so farfetched I wouldn’t print them any other day because they are either over the top or under the bottom, depending upon one’s perspective. Read on: DEAR ABBY: As I was eating my lunch yesterday, I saw the image of Abraham Lincoln on one of my potato chips. As I was daydreaming about how much money I would make charging people to see it, I absentmindedly popped it into my mouth and ate it! Is there anything I can do about this? — DANA IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIF.

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Happy Birthday: The more you do, the more you will have to contribute. This is a year of accomplishment, learning and making whatever change is necessary to help you progress. Opportunities will come from the most unusual places and will offer an interesting set of choices. Be ready to discover talents you never realized you had. Your numbers are 2, 5, 11, 16, 21, 28, 46 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will have the energy and the discipline to finish what you start. A partnership will open doors to interesting and unusual options regarding work and the people you deal with. Display sincerity and honesty. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t leave any room for error, especially when dealing with home, family and your responsibilities. Emotional upset and trouble with the people you deal with on a daily basis will develop if you let a misunderstanding turn into a major fiasco. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Give a unique edge to the work you do and you will be noticed by someone who can offer you more options. First, however, find out exactly what’s involved. Your timing must be impeccable. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus on your work and what you can do to make your services invaluable. Changes regarding your financial future look promising, so position yourself to be considered for better employment opportunities. Networking will pay off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): With the options you are given, it will be difficult to decide if you should listen to your heart or your head. Put your work first for now and, once you have secured your position, you will have a better handle on how to improve the personal aspects of your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t wait for change

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DEAR DANA: Absolutely. Start thinking about some other original ways to make money. Your potato chip may have been delicious, but unfortunately, you ATE your business plan. o DEAR ABBY: While I was out of town on a business trip, my wife suddenly became a vegetarian. While that may sound like a good thing to some people, it is a matter of great concern to me. Since becoming a vegetarian, she has gained 30 pounds and no longer has her girlish figure. In addition, she will no longer swat flies or kill a roach in the house, saying she doesn’t kill anything anymore. Perhaps others who have encountered this situation can give me some hints on how to handle this. — ARKANSAS CARNIVORE

DEAR ABBY: I have fallen deeply in love with a homeless man, and I have been trying unsuccessfully to convince him to move in with me for some time, but he just won’t leave his cardboard box. He says it has sentimental value that I just don’t understand. Please help me, Abby. What should I do? — CARLA IN WASHINGTON STATE

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

DEAR ARKANSAS CARNIVORE: I sure hope so -- I’ll let you know if I hear from anyone who wants to weigh in on your problem. But in the meantime, you’ll have to cook your own steaks and kill your own insects.

DEAR CARLA: Try this. Have him move his cardboard box into your home, then he won’t have to give it up and can spend as much time as he needs in it. Then slowly coax him out of his box for longer and longer periods of time, and you’ll both have what you want. Good luck.

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DEAR ABBY: I want to marry a nice, sweet girl who just completed her prison sentence for abandoning her illegitimate kid. My problem is, my dad sells drugs, my mother died in an asylum of syphilitic insanity, my two sisters are hookers and my older brother is awaiting trial for killing his girlfriend’s husband. My younger brother is a U.S. congressman. Should I tell my future bride the awful truth about my younger brother? — PETE W., GILCHRIST, TEXAS DEAR PETE: Absolutely! And, unless you’re afraid it will scare her off, you should also mention you’re a creative writer.

ODDS AND ENDS ’Tony’ the tiger pulled from moat at SF zoo SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — ’Tony’ the Siberian tiger is back on display at the San Francisco Zoo after being shot with tranquilizers and hauled out of a moat where he’d spent four nights. Zoo officials say it’s not clear why Tony stayed in the moat. He’s in good health, although he’s 18 and a recent medical evaluation showed signs of senility. Zoo officials decided on Monday that Tony could no longer stay in the dry moat he climbed into Thursday. The excrement was piling up and officials worried about a potential health hazard. So with the help of firefighters, they hit the 360-pound tiger with tranquilizer darts, strapped him to a board and hauled him out with a pulley. Siberian tigers have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years in the wild and 14 to 20 years in captivity.

Ohioans say they’re pursued for paid-off fines COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some motorists are complaining that old traffic fines they already paid to one Ohio county are coming back to haunt them. About 1,000 people have contacted officials in southeast Ohio’s Hocking County this week to say they’ve heard from a collection agency about tickets

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MY ANSWER already resolved, in some cases as far back as 20 years ago. Municipal Court Clerk Michele Bell said Tuesday that a glitch that occurred in 1999, when the court changed data systems. The problem surfaced amid the county’s ongoing efforts to recover outstanding debts and bolster its budget. About 10,000 debt-collection letters went out last week. Bell says she’s not sure how many were sent by mistake and how many went to people who still owe money.

Man cites boredom after arrest on streaking charge KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A man who has been charged with making a naked dash through a Tennessee supermarket told police he was “bored and didn’t have anything else to do.” The Kingsport Times-News reports that a man entered an IGA store Friday night, wearing nothing but a face mask, and ran around the aisles. A police report says officers found the suspect in the bathroom of a nearby Hardee’s restaurant. Employees say he entered the fast food outlet wearing nothing but an orange hooded sweat shirt and asked if anyone could lend him clothes. An employee gave him a pair of athletic shorts. Kingsport police arrested 22-year-old Daniel R. Lee of Church Hill and have charged him with indecent exposure. See answer, page 2A

The objective of the game is to fill all the blank squares in a game with the correct numbers. n Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order n Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order n Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9

Billy Graham Send your queries to “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201

Judas’ life stands as a warning Q: What caused Judas to turn against Jesus and betray Him to the authorities? After all, he’d been with Jesus during His ministry and seen all His miracles and everything, hadn’t he? It’s never made sense to me. -- W.D. A: No, what Judas did doesn’t make sense -- but does it ever make sense for someone to choose evil over good? No, of course not, because evil always hurts and destroys us eventually -- always. And yet people choose evil instead of good all the time. The Bible suggests that one reason why Judas decided to betray Jesus for 30 silver coins may have been greed. Judas was the treasurer for Jesus’ little band of twelve disciples, and the Bible says he secretly stole some of the money that was given to support their ministry and appropriated it for his own use (see John 12:4-6). Judas, in other words, was only interested in himself, and his heart was cold toward anyone else -- even Jesus. Whatever his reasons, Judas opened himself to Satan’s influence, and once he decided to betray Jesus by telling the authorities where He could be found, the Bible says “Satan entered Judas” (Luke 22:3). Later, he bitterly regretted what he had done -- but by then it was too late, and Judas ended up committing suicide. Judas’ tragic life stands as a warning to each of us.


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001 Legals

Classified Advertising Call 718-1201 718-1204

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 69 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert L. Cotten and Helen K. Cotten to Angela C. Page, Trustee(s), dated the 22nd day of July, 2004, and recorded in Book 927, Page 797, 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 April 15, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Jonesboro, in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain tract or parcel of land in Jonesboro Township, Lee County, State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the Southern line of Carr Creek Road, a corner of Lot #11 on the Map hereinafter referred and running thence South 45 East as the Eastern line of Lot #11, 200 feet to a stake in the Frank Ressor line; thence on Ressor's line North 45 East 140 feet to a stake a corner of Lot # 8; thence as the Western line of Lot #8, North 45 East 200 feet to a stake in the

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Southern line of Carr Creek Road, another corner of Lot #8; thence South 45 West, as the Southern line of Carr Creek Road, 140 feet to the point of beginning, being all of Lot #10 according to the Map of Carr Creek estates, Section 2, which Map is duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County in Map Book 9, Page 78, reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1912 Carr Creek Drive, Sanford, North Carolina.

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 25th day of March, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY:

Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. 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: 1027631 ty, that person must pay the tax of FortyPUBLICNOTICE/ Five Cents ($0.45) per PUBLIC COMMENT One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by In accordance with NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). WIA Section 117(e) The proper- and Regulations Secty to be offered purtion 661.307, the suant to this notice of Workforce Developsale is being offered ment Board must for sale, transfer and conduct its business conveyance “AS IS, in an open manner by WHERE IS.” Neither making available to the Trustee nor the the public, on a reguholder of the note selar basis through cured by the deed of open meeting, infortrust/security agreemation about the ment, or both, being activities of the foreclosed, nor the of- Board. This informaficers, directors, attion includes the torneys, employees, Local Area WIA Plan agents or authorized prior to its representative of eisubmission. ther the Trustee or the holder of the note Public Notice make any representaInvitation to tion or warranty reComment lating to the title or WIA Plan of Service any physical, envi- July 1, 2010 – June 30, ronmental, health or 2011 safety conditions existing in, on, at or reThe Triangle South lating to the property Workforce Developbeing offered for sale, ment Board announand any and all re- ces the Workforce Insponsibilities or liavestment System bilities arising out of Strategic Local Plan or in any way relat- for the Workforce Ining to any such condi- vestment Act of 1998 tion expressly are dis- (WIA). The Plan is for claimed. Also, this the period of July 1, property is being sold 2010 to June 30, 2011 subject to all taxes, and available to the special assessments, public for review and and prior liens or encomment in accordcumbrances of record ance with Section and any recorded re- 111(g) and Section 112 leases. Said property (b)(9) of the Workis also being sold sub- force Investment Act ject to applicable Fedof 1998 (29 USC 2821 eral and State laws. and 29 USC 2822). A cash deposit or cashier’s The Plan identifies check (no personal state, public, and prichecks) of five pervate sector partnercent (5%) of the purships and strategies chase price, or seven to promote employhundred fifty dollars ment and training op($750.00), whichever portunities that will is greater, will be re- result in employment quired at the time of for residents in the the sale. counties of Sampson, An order for possesLee, Harnett and sion of the property Chatham, State of may be issued purNorth Carolina. suant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purThe Triangle South chaser and against Workforce Developthe party or parties in ment Board invites possession by the members of the pubclerk of superior lic, Native organizacourt of the county in tions, educational inwhich the property is stitutions, training sold. entities, labor organiAny person zations, youth organiwho occupies the zations, local governproperty pursuant to ments, faith-based a rental agreement and communityentered into or re- based organizations, newed on or after Oc- and others to provide tober 1, 2007, may afcomments on the ter receiving the noPlan. tice of sale, terminate the rental agreement The Plan will be upon 10 days’ written available for review notice to the landlord. or comment at the Upon termination of Triangle South Worka rental agreement, force Development the tenant is liable Board Office, 900 S. for rent due under Vance Street, Santhe rental agreement ford, NC 27330. The prorated to the effec- Plan will be available tive date of the termi- April 7th, 2010. Please nation. request copies by THIS IS A COMMUemail or telephone. NICATION FROM A Email: trianglesouthDEBT COLLECTOR. workforce@cccc.edu THE PURPOSE OF or telephone 919-777THIS COMMUNICA7795. TION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND The department must ANY INFORMATION receive written comOBTAINED WILL BE ments no later than 5 USED FOR THAT pm Thursday, April PURPOSE, except as 8, 2010. Mail, deliver stated below in the inor fax to: stance of bankruptcy protection. Triangle South WorkIF YOU ARE UNDER force Development THE PROTECTION Board OF THE BANKRUPT1105 Kelly Drive CY COURT OR HAVE Sanford, NC 27330 BEEN DISCHARGED Phone: 919-777-7795 AS A RESULT OF A Fax: 919-777-7796 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NO- An Equal OpportuniTICE IS GIVEN TO ty/Affirmative AcYOU PURSUANT TO tion Employer/ProSTATUTORY RE- gram. Auxiliary aids QUIREMENT AND and services are FOR INFORMATIONavailable upon reAL PURPOSES AND quest to Individuals IS NOT INTENDED with Disabilities.

SECOND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

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Road, Sanford, NC 27330

DATE OF SALE: April 9, 2010 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by LONNIE JOSEY dated SeptemTIME OF SALE: ber 24, 1997 to LARRY 10:30 A.M. T. GILMORE, Trustee for ALL MORTGAGE CONNECTIONS, INC., recorded in LOCATION OF Book 617, Page 568, SALE: LEE County LEE County Registry, Courthouse the holder of the note and deed of trust being THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON; default having RECORD OWNER(S): Sherry J. been made in payStreet, ment of the indebtedApril Josey Cheek, ness thereby secured; and the necessary Rodger Josey, Dianna findings to permit Lynn Wolf Josey and Benjamin Josey foreclosure having been made by the a/k/a Arlando Benjamin Josey Clerk of Superior TERMS OF THE Court of LEE County, SALE: North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auc(1). This sale tion to the highest will be made subject bidder for cash, the to: (a) all prior liens, property conveyed in said deed of trust, the encumbrances, easesame lying and being ments, right-of-ways, in the County of LEE restrictive covenants or other restrictions and State of North of record affecting Carolina, and more the particularly described as follows: property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale ocBeginning at a point curs, as well as any in the northerly line of SR 1314, Lee Coun- prior years; (c) federal tax liens with rety, marked with an iron pipe, common spect to which proper notice was not given corner between to the Internal ReveTracts 8 & 9 of the Dinue Service; and (d) vision of the R.L. federal tax liens to Goins, deceased, which proper notice property, according was given to the Into a plat by William G Joyner, RS recorded ternal Revenue Service and to which the in the Office of the right of redemption Register of Deeds, applies. Lee (2) The County, pursuant to properSP 4443; thence as the ty is being sold "as line of division between Tracts 8 & 9, is". Neither the beneNorth 16 deg. 12 min. ficiary of the deed of trust, nor the underWest 670.5 feet to a signed Substitute point marked with an Trustee, makes any iron stake; thence warranties or repreNorth 81 deg. 14 min. sentations concernEast 266.7 feet to a ing the property, inpoint marked with an iron stake; thence cluding but not limitSouth 16 deg. 12 min. ed to, the physical or East 711.2 feet to a environmental condition of the property. stake marked with an Further, the underiron pipe; thence signed Substitute South 81 degs. 14 min. Trustee makes no tiWest 269.5 feet to the tle warranties with point of beginning. Being all of Lot 9 save respect to the title to the property. and except that por(3) The tion conveyed by Joe highest Ben Goins to Bennie James Goins, Sr. Et bidder will be responux, shown on plat of sible for the payment of revenue stamps survey by Andy E. payable to the RegisWillett, RS, April 9, 1974, described as fol- ter of Deeds and any lows: Beginning at a final court and/or aupoint in the northerly diting fees payable to line of SR 1314, Lee the Clerk of Superior Court which are asCounty (unpaved), marked with an iron sessed on the high bid resulting from this pipe, a common corforeclosure sale. ner between Tracts 8 (4) At & 9 according to the the time division of the propof the sale, the higherty of R.L. Goins, deest bidder will be receased, according to a plat by Wm. G. Joy- quired to make a cash deposit of five perner, RS, which is recent (5%) of the bid, corded in the Office of the Register of Deeds or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the for Lee County, and the map is pursuant remaining balance of to SP #4443; thence as the bid amount to be paid on the day folthe line of division between Tracts 8 & 9, lowing the expiration North 16 deg. 12 min. of the applicable ten West 299.21 feet to a (10) day upset bid period. point marked with an (5) Any iron pipe; thence person North 78 deg. 48 min. who occupies the East 111.18 feet to a point marked with an property pursuant to a rental agreement iron pipe in the entered into or renortherly line of SR #1314; thence as said newed on or after Ocline of SR #1314, tober 1, 2007, may after receiving the noSouth 81 deg. 14 min. West 94.98 feet to the tice of sale, terminate point of Beginning. the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental Deed Reference: Book agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due 408. Page 253, Lee under the rental County Registry. agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. (6) An order Included in the real for possession of the property being sold property is a 1998 may be issued purOakwood mobile home, Vehicle Identi- suant to N.C.G.S. §4521.29 in favor of the fication Number purchaser and HONCO5528384AB, against the party or which is affixed to the real property. parties in possession, This mobile home by the Clerk of Superior Court of the will be sold as a part county in which the of the real property property is sold. as is permitted by the (7) This properprovisions of N.C.G.S. §25-9-604. ty is being resold due to the Notice of Sale not published in the newspaper as required by law. PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: 956 McPherson


The Sanford Herald / Thursday, April 1, 2010 / -

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This the day of March, 2010.

190 Yard Sales

400 Employment

Yard Sale BIG VARIETY 503 Midland Ave Thurs, Fri, & Sat

420 Help Wanted General

YARD SALE Fri. March 2 & Sat. 3rd 418 S. Franklin Drive 8:00-Until SMITH Years of accumulated items. DEBNAM NARRON Something for everyone! DRAKE Tools. Good prices but no junk.

SAINTING & MYERS, L.L.P. __________________ _____________________

Adam M. Gottsegen, Attorney for, Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee

Yard Sale Friday, April 2nd 7:30-Until 3014 Hillandale Drive (Off Highway 78) Clothing, HH Items, Baby Items, & More! Yard Sale Leftovers Spring Cleaning? Have Stuff You Would Like To Get Rid Of? Call: 2708788 or 356-2333

Yard Sale Thurs & Fri April 1st & 2nd 7-Until 1387 Post Office Road Raleigh, off Colon Road. HH Items, Baby Items, Elvis Items, TanNC 27611-6268 ning Bed, Tanning Lotions, (919) 250-2000 PS2 Games, & Much More

P. O. Box 26268

Yard Sale: Saturday, April 3rd 7:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00am; 1505 Phillips Drive, Owlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest Neighborhood. Men, Women and Juniors clothing, household items, queen size bedding, Kohler cast iron sink and more!

CREDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE Having qualified on the 9th day of March, 2010, as Executor of the Estate of 200 John W. McNeill, III, deceased, late of of Transportation Maysville, Kentucky and owning real 210 property in Lee CounVehicles Wanted ty, North Carolina, this is to notify all Big Boys Junk Cars looking persons, firms and for junk cars. Anywhere corporations having from $100 to $200 a car. claims against the deCall Anytime: 910-391cedent to exhibit the 1791 same to the undersigned on or be- Cash Paid for Junk Cars Call Anytime fore the 11th day of $100-$200 June, 2010 or this no919-842-1674 tice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. Junk Car Removal Paying All persons, firms $200 and Up for vehicle. and corporations inOld Batteries Paying debted to the estate $5-$15 919-842-1606 should make immediate payment. 240 This the 11th day of Cars General March, 2010. Jeffrey L. Schumach- 1992 Honda Accord EX er, Executor of the New Tires, Timing Belt, and Estate of John W. Water Pump. Very Clean. McNeill,III 242,000 Miles Asking $2,600 919-837-9980 By serving the Registered Process Agent: Automobile Policy: Three W. Woods Doster different automobile ads per P. O. Box 1320 household per year at the Sanford, NC 27331- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, billing will be at the 1320 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. Attorneys: W. Woods Doster 255 Staton,Doster,Post,Sil Sport Utilities verman&Foushee, PA P. O. Box 1320 Sanford, NC 27331- CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 2:00 PM 1320 DAY BEFORE 100 PUBLICATION. (2:00 Announcements pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). San110 ford Herald, Classified Dept., Special Notices 718-1201 or WILL MOVE OLD JUNK 718-1204 CARS! BEST PRICES PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. McLeodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Night 776-9274.

130 Lost Have you seen my kitty cat? He is tabby gray & white. Long hair with a big white tip on his tail. 776-1951 Lost 2 Year Old Springer Spaniel Black and White Center Church Road Area REWARD 774-9876 Lost Class ring, white gold from Lee Senior with dance shoe , band instrument and name Candi on it. If found please call 919-776-0936

140 Found FOUND DOG: Jack Russell - looking male dog, white w/ brown has a small black collar. Found in Woodbridge area. Please call Edray at 919-708-6908. Found: Small white male dog, Tan Markings. Call to Claim. Found in area of Wicker Street. 919-935-2851

190 Yard Sales 701 Spring Lane 3 Family - Friday 7:30-Until Bdrm Suit, 2 couches, misc tables, 3pc wicker set, 3 wheel bike, collectibles, baby items, boy clothes NB-2T (most $1-$2), maternity clothes. Ask about our YARD SALE SPECIAL

8 lines/2 days*

$13.50

Get a FREE â&#x20AC;&#x153;kitâ&#x20AC;?: 6 signs, 60 price stickers, 6 arrows, marker, inventory sheet, tip sheet! *Days must be consecutive HUGE 5 Family Yard Sale To Many Items to List Saturday 4/3 7am-Until 4129 Steele Bridge Road

270 Motorcycles New motorized Cruiser Bike. No License needed. 150 MPG only $450 call 919-718-6135

280 RVs/Campers 2002 sunny brook camper 27ft. Sleeps 6. Great condition, located in Sanford $7,950 (336)266-9172 For Sale: Winn M.H. 1988, 92K, New Tires, Belts & New Frig. $11,500 Or Best Offer Call: 919-499-1155

300 Businesses/Services 340 Landscaping/ Gardening Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Available To Clean Yards. Reasonable Prices. Has References. Whatever Yard Work That Needs to Be Done 356-2333 or 718-9502

"Full time/permanent position for High School Graduate with water treatment plant operation and delivery system maintenance. Will train. Certified in Distribution a plus. Excellent benefits. Reply to PO Box 13, Goldston, NC 27252" Help Wanted: Experienced Tree Removers with Small amount of bucket truck exp. 919-356-0651 353-5782 Sanford Honda Is in need of a Sales Associate Qualified candidate will be Self Motivated A Team Player Career Oriented We will train the right person. Re-application is not necessary. Contact Stacey Cheek 919-774-8864 We offer â&#x20AC;˘ BOLD print

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

455 Help Wanted Trades

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less *â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ads are free for five consecutive days. Items must total $250 or less, and the price must be included in the ad. Multiple items at a single price (i.e., jars $1 each), and animals/pets do not qualify. One free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ad per household per month.

Male Goat 2 1/2 Years Old For Sale. $50. 776-3339 Mirror: 33 Inches. Good Condition $25. Call 776-0237 New XBox 360 Wireless Controller $40, New Ceiling Fan with Light Kit $40, New 2 GB Ipod Shuffle with earphones $40, Like New Digital Drums $50, 3 Panel bronze metal room divider screen $80 708-5135 Patio Furniture-Large Table, 2 Captains Chairs, 4 Regular Chairs, & Cushions. Excellent Cond. Paid $900 Asking $250. Call: 7770575 Twin Bed Frame, Headboard, Spring & Mattress Excellent Condition- $80 Call: 919-774-1572 Zoombak Tractor Still Under Contract $60 Call: 919-258-5838 or 919-200-1673

605 Miscellaneous (2) 12â&#x20AC;? speakers in enclosed box w/ amp. 2 sub woofers enclosed in box. Brand: Kicker. Set of 17â&#x20AC;? rims & tires. Call for pricing: 910-977-9558

Experienced Painter. Must Speak English. Dependable Transportation Ref. Req. 910-245-4003

27 Road Above Ground Pool, Fully Equipped. Paid $3,000. Asking $3,000 obo still in warehouse. 499-2538

500 Free Pets

For Sale Travel Resort of America. $500 plus transfer fees. Dues pd until Aug. 2010 Call: 919-499-1155

510 Free Cats 2 American Short Hair Cats 1 Male/1 Female: 1 Year Old, All Shots, Both Fixed & Have Microchips For Finding. Need New Home. Call: 828-215-0533

Free Kittens to Good Home Raised Indoors, Adorable, Friendly, Very Socialable, and Trained. 919-776-9993

520 Free Dogs Free Weimaraners. Adult Male & Female Free to Good Home 356-8795

600 Merchandise 601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less 10 Ft Fiberglass River/Pond High Side Row Boat w/ 2 Bench Seats. No Oars. $150 Call: 919-356-4185 2 Man paddle boat $100 Call 910-245-2090 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Console TV with Converter $75 Kenmoore Dryer (Almond Color) $75 775-3914 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Screen TV Excellent Condition 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; HD TV Only 1 Year Old 777-08-24 or 708-8796 3 Bed Frames â&#x20AC;˘2 with Flat Scuff Protectors $20/Each â&#x20AC;˘1 With White Wheels $25 910-245-7909 From 7-9pm 5 Ladies Top Size 2 & 3 $2 Each, Dirt Bike Helmet $40, Dehydrator $20, 5.1 Megapixel Digital Camera $75, Large Bird Cage $20, Knitting Yard $1 Each 919-708-6910

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Chest of Drawers $50, Dog Crate $25, 2 One Man Skies $50 a piece. 919-356-6357 Gateway 2,000 Computer Monitor, Modem, Printer, Computer Table & Chair. $125 919-642-0457

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

655 Hunting/Fishing For Sale Nice Fiber Glass Fishing Boat with Motor and Trailer lots of fishing rills $5,000 & 1986 Chevy Truck $500 as is. 776-4542

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

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

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

2 Female 1 Male Chihuahua Born 1/8/10 Parents on primeses $100 each 919-499-7774 Leave Message

Farm Produce

Fresh Squash & Green Beans! Come to the B&B Market! Turnip & Mustard Greens, Creasy, Side Meat & Ham Hocks. 775-3032

Looking to purchase small timber tracts. Fully insured. Call 919-499-8704

PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses

960 Statewide Classifieds

960 Statewide Classifieds

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