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LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Technology tightens security

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Sheriff touts $235K in stimulus-funded additions at county jail tor for jail visitors, a fastmoving fingerprint scanner and, most importantly, a video linkup connecting Carter inmates to courts. Jail personnel will be able to utilize the video to have

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UNC FALLS SHORT IN BID FOR POSSIBLY LAST NIT

SANFORD — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is touting a handful of technology upgrades intended to tighten security and speed operations at Lee County Jail. The equipment, paid for by a $235,000 federal stimulus grant, includes a metal detec-

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inmates appear before magistrates and judges for initial court appearances without leaving the jail, said Lt. David Prevatte of the Sheriff’s Office. Currently, suspects must physically go before a judge or magistrate, requiring intensified security and transportation worries. But a split-screen video hookup will do that from a jail cell under lock and key.

“I’m very excited about this,” said Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter. “This is going to greatly enhance the security of the jail.” Officer Chris Amundson of Lee County Jail showed off the video monitor in a courtroom and jail cell Thursday, explaining the device will also

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CRIME

Man shot at park, won’t give details

DUKE KNOWS IT’S HATED

As badly as these Blue Devils want to be embraced, they understand they’ll always be the team so many fans love to hate Page 1B

NATION

Police believe there’s more to incident than random robbery By BILLY BALL ball@sanfordherald.com

OBAMA URGES PATIENCE ON HEALTH CARE LAW

SANFORD — Police said they are puzzled by an area man who said he was shot several times but refused to cooperate with authorities. The man, 40-year-old Ramese McKoy of Cameron, came to the Central Carolina Hospital emergency room Wednesday evening with five gunshot wounds, two in the abdomen, two in the left leg and one in the left ankle with an unknown caliber gun, a Sanford Police Department report said Thursday. McKoy said he was shot when a man attempted to rob him in the Carbonton Road parking lot of Kiwanis Park. Other than providing that information, McKoy has largely rebuffed investigators’ inquiries, said Capt. David Smith of the Sanford Police Department. Smith said McKoy refused to give a description of the suspect and told investigators that he would not pursue charges against his assailant. “He also told investigators not to waste their time because he had nothing to say,” Smith said.

Facing a public still wary of his massive health care overhaul, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to judge the nearly $1 trillion legislation he signed into law last week until the reforms take hold Page 10A

STATE JUDGE WON’T DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST AIDE A federal judge has declined to dismiss any of the felony counts against an ex-aide of former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, saying he found no fault in the indictment Page 8A

RELIGION

Temperatures in Sanford are expected to reach a summer-like 86 degrees today, and the recent warmth has led to a spring burst of color in Central North Carolina. (Above) The flowering plum trees in front of Trinity Lutheran Church on Carthage Street are a crisp white this week, and (right) gardens throughout the city are starting to show their true colors as well. Photos by ASHLEY GARNER

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Plenty of area churches have big plans to celebrate this Easter weekend Page 8B

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EDUCATION

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

Educators ‘disappointed’ with Race to the Top result

Teachers’ Resource Room in need of donations

By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Local education officials said they aren’t sure why North Carolina was passed over for federal “Race to the Top” grant funds earlier this week.

HAPPENING TODAY 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. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

North Carolina was one of 16 finalists in the competition among states, narrowed down from 40 states and Washington, D.C. On Monday, Tennessee and Delaware

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By CAITLIN MULLEN cmullen@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — For educators, the Teacher Resource Room is similar to a thrift store: You never know what treasures you’ll find. The resource room, which

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Sanford: Betty Hancock, 85 Lillington: Kenneth Parchman Olivia: Patrick White, 71 Staley: Wayne Ward, 84

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OBITUARIES

occupies a trailer on Lee County High School’s campus, has been operating for almost 15 years. The collection of school supplies is available for the taking when teachers are in need; binders,

SCOTT MOONEYHAM After convincing legislators to increase incentives to lure film productions, Hollywood wants more Page 4A

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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.

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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.

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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

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 meeting scheduled for April 5 has been canceled due to a lack of business items.

TUESDAY n The Moore County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. at the Commissioners Room in Carthage. 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 Claude Upchurch Jr., Jimmy Lewis White Jr., Amber Marie Angel, Jessica Erin Eckenrode, Colby Glen Oldham, Kayla Elizabeth Bright, Johnny Whiteside, Marcie Thomas, Zackary Taylor, Ondrea Goins and Antoinette Marks-Seymore. CELEBRITIES: Actress Rita Gam is 82. Singer Leon Russell is 68. Jazz musician Larry Coryell is 67. Actress Linda Hunt is 65. Singer Emmylou Harris is 63. Social critic and author Camille Paglia ia 63. Actress Pamela Reed is 61. Country singer Buddy Jewell is 49. Actor Christopher Meloni is 49. Singer Keren Woodward (Bananarama) is 49. Country singer Billy Dean is 48. Actor Clark Gregg is 48. Actress Jana Marie Hupp is 46. Rock musician Greg Camp is 43. Rock musician Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind) is 41. Actress Roselyn Sanchez is 37. Country singer Jill King is 35. Actor Adam Rodriguez is 35. Actor Jeremy Garrett is 34. Rock musician Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) is 31.

Almanac Today is Good Friday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2010. There are 273 days left in the year. This day in history: On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” (Congress declared war four days later.) In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in present-day Florida. In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint. In 1860, the first Italian Parliament met at Turin. In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., because of advancing Union forces. In 1932, aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and John F. Condon went to a cemetery in The Bronx, N.Y., where Condon turned over $50,000 to a man in exchange for Lindbergh’s kidnapped son. (The child, who was not returned, was found dead the following month.) In 1956, the soap operas “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night” premiered on CBS television. In 1974, French President Georges Pompidou died in Paris. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a windfall profits tax on the oil industry. (The tax was repealed in 1988.)

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.

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Attending the Area Farmers family night and scholarship awards program were the 2010 scholarship recipients (left to right) John Alexander Watson, Ashley Watson, Hillary Dycus and Jacob G. Nicholson. Scholarships were also awarded to Catherine Dalyrmple, Robert Dalrymple, Anna Buchanan, Jamie McLeod, Ashely McNeill and Cody Gross who were unable to attend. Members of the Lee County Area Farmers tend more than 36,210 acres of farmland in Lee County. Through winter production educational programs, Lee County Area Farmers continue to increase their knowledge in farming innovations, technology and financial business management. 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.

SUNDAY 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.

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 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.

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TUESDAY n The Lee County Horticulture Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m.-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 features the famous General Store burrito and fixings, a silent auction and bluegrass music by Tommy Edwards and Friends. Tickets are $12 in advance at the college’s Pittsboro Campus and Siler City Center, or $15 at the door. For more information, call (919) 542-7449 or (919) 542-6495.

WEDNESDAY n The Lee County Horticulture Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lee County High School’s greenhouse.

THURSDAY n The Council For Effective Actions & Decisions (CEAD) will host a candidates forum for Lee County Board of Education, Lee County Commissioner and State

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n The Lee County Horticulture Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Lee County High School’s greenhouse. n Legal Aid Intake Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Types of cases accepted will be housing evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence, unemployment and benefits denials. Appointments preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 800-672-5834 to be screened. n Beverly Lewis will hold a booksigning at 7 p.m. at the Carpenter’s Shop, 2431 S. Jefferson Davis Hwy., Sanford.

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SanLee Park expanded to 177 acres

SANFORD — At its March 1 meeting, the Lee County Board of Commissioners announced the purchase of 17 acres of property adjacent to San-Lee Park. This brings the total acreage of the park to 177 acres. San-Lee Park is a nature preserve facility that offers outdoor education and recreational activities. The purchase consists of two tracts of land: one is 9.98 acres and the other is 7.02 acres. The combined total purchase price for both properties was $85,000. The new land gives the park additional buffering from the U.S. 421 bypass and protects the water shed that feeds the two ponds on the site. The purchase of the land comes at a time when the county will be spending $1.2 million on improvements to the San-Lee dam. Both the purchase of the land and the restoration of the dam will protect this natural space in the future. Construction at the dam has already begun and should be completed by Sept. 1. Recreational activities will continue at the park during construction, but some areas may not be accessible during this period. For more information, call 776-6221. — 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

2010 CANDIDATE ELECTION FORUMS

Herald education board forum set for April 12

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

Sanford man arrested for cocaine, meth

Chamber election debate Monday

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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.sanfordnc.com.

SANFORD —A Sanford man is in jail following an area drug bust Wednesday afternoon, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reported. Law enforcement agents arrested Victor Dejuses Duprey, 25, of 456 Harbor Trace in Sanford on a number of counts, including trafficking cocaine and crystal methamphetamines, a Sheriff’s Office press release said.

Both trafficking charges are felonies. The arrest was made Dejuses under a joint operation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Sanford Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team and Selective Enforcement Unit, said Capt. John Holly of the Sheriff’s Office. Agents seized about

$11,600 worth of drugs, or 28 grams of cocaine and 30 grams of crystal methamphetamines, from Duprey. Holly said Duprey was under investigation and that law enforcement had been tipped off that he would be in the parking lot of a Sanford business on South Horner Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. “We set up surveillance and took him down when he got there,� Holly said.

Duprey is charged with maintaining a vehicle to store drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking cocaine and methamphetamines. Holly said the amount of drugs confiscated from Duprey merited a stiffer trafficking charge than simple possession. If convicted, Duprey faces a mandatory prison sentence of at least three years, he said. Duprey was being held in Lee County Jail under a $400,000 secured bond.

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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

CHATHAM COUNTY

Junior Chefs to make bread On April 17, the Junior Chef class at Chatham County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will explore bread making. Designed for youth ages from 9 to 15 years old, class time is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Cost is $8 per youth, which covers supplies and literature. Enrollment is limited to eight. The class will be held in the cooking laboratory on the first floor of the Cooperative Extension Building in Pittsboro. For additional information, please contact Phyllis Smith, Extension Agent, phyllis. smith@chathamnc.org or Brenda Talton, Administrative Secretary brenda.talton@ chathamnc.org or call (919) 542-8202.

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Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members, under the direction of Ellen Bland, will present “Working, A Musical,� April 14-18 at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The show is based on an oral history of American workers by author Louis “Studs� Terkel. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 14-15; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 16-17; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $12 at the college’s Chatham County Campus, Pittsboro, and at www.brownpapertickets.com. Cast members include students (front, from left) Eleasha Schmidt of Pittsboro, and Carrie Norris of Sanford; and (back, from left) Chris Yarborough of Pittsboro, Layton Sheppard of Sanford, Kayla Fletcher of Sanford, Adam Stark of Pittsboro; community artist Forrest Greenslade of Pittsboro and student Fonda McSwain of Sanford.

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A hero’s return, for the moment RALEIGH (MCT) — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, who could face a perilous re-election effort this fall, received a raucous welcome home to his district Wednesday night, from Democrats who praised him for his courage in voting to help pass the new health care law. “Thank you, Bob; thank you, Bob,� about 120 people chanted at a rally as Etheridge entered the John P. Greene Community Center in Raleigh. Etheridge acknowledged that he had angered some of his constituents, but he said he hopes that as the benefits of the new health care law became better known -- from making insurance available to people with pre-existing medical conditions to ending the so-called doughnut hole for Medicare recipients -- more people could come around to his way of thinking. “It was a monumental achievement,� Etheridge said of the bill, compar-

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We could not continue to allow the old system to kill jobs and literally bankrupt families.� Etheridge’s vote is a difficult one in the 2nd District, which voted for Republican George W. Bush in 2004 and for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008. A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, a

Democratic-leaning firm in Raleigh, found that 53 percent of voters in the district opposed the health care plan, while 37 percent supported it. The survey of 601 voters was taken March 13-14 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. — Raleigh News & Observer

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

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he news has been so bad for so long that local officials and business types who crowded into Chef Paul’s Wednesday to hear Michael Walden’s annual Lee County Committee of 100-sponsored economic outlook were much hungrier for a morsel of optimism than they were Paul Duggan’s lunchtime feast. Walden, the N.C. State professor and economist, provided a glimmer of hope for those of us who have grown weary of wariness about the economy. The good news, according to Walden: the “severe recession” of the last two-plus years is showing some signs of waning.

The worst economic conditions since the Great Depression — brought about by a residential housing valuation crisis almost no one saw coming — are behind us, based on the economic tea leaves Walden reads. In the U.S., GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is rising, factory orders and production are up and employers are giving workers still on the payrolls more hours, plus hiring more temporary labor to help meet demand for output. In North Carolina, where economic cycles have tended to be more volatile, surveys show two or three months’ worth of job gains (after job losses every month for nearly two years).

That news was tempered, though, with the reality the any recovery will be slow. Getting “back to where we were” — including recovering the 8.5 million “lost” jobs across the nation and seeing housing prices rebound from their average drop of 30 percent — is a distant visage. North Carolina’s (and Lee County’s) high unemployment rates may recover more quickly than in some parts of the country, but they could still be higher than the traditional “full” unemployment rate of 5 percent for many years to come. Walden touched on a number of other economic issues,

but what he and other economists would find hard to gauge will be impact on the economy of the nation’s growing debt. The stock market doesn’t seem to be that bothered by the prospect. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.1 percent during the first quarter of this year, its fourth straight quarterly gain and the best first-quarter performance in more than a decade; the Dow is now pushing the 11,000 threshold, and if today’s March jobs report is as good as Walden thinks it will be, the markets (closed today for Good Friday) will likely push it higher. But payday is coming for our

federal deficit. The United States rakes in about $1 trillion a year in income taxes and other fees, but with nearly $12 trillion in debt there’s coming a day where the government won’t have enough revenue to support the interest payments on the debt. There’s always been a “buffer” between the level of federal debt and our borrowing capacity, but that margin is growing slimmer. Perhaps one recovery will lead to the start of another. Neither Walden nor anyone else can say for sure if that will happen, but given that we’ve persevered through a worse fiscal crisis, we have much to be optimistic about.

Letters to the Editor Bob Blue remembered as a ‘remarkable’ man To the Editor:

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

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mong a good portion of the national political punditry, Hollywood is often portrayed as a bunch of idealistic, liberal do-gooders. Apparently none of those commentators have paid much attention to how Hollywood has been manipulating state governments to rob from the tax coffers that go to pay for things like schools and health care for the poor. ... So, less than a year removed from convincing North Carolina legislators to increase the ante on its tax incentives to lure film productions, Hollywood wants more. Gov. Beverly Perdue recently took a brief trip to the land of make-believe only to learn that Hollywood executives want the state to drop caps on the amount of incentives that can be earned by film production companies working in the state. Only by doing so will the state see an increase in the movie-making business, Perdue said. Last year, legislators increased those incentives by allowing film production companies to receive a tax credit worth up to 25 percent of their expenses. This is a tax credit, not a deduction, meaning the expenses comes off their final tax bill. Before the change, when the tax credit stood at 15 percent of expenses, the state Department of Commerce valued the credit at $7.5 million on a $50 million film production. The incentives law caps the credit at $7.5 million and limits per-person wages considered in the calculation at $1 million. Those limits need to go, Perdue was told, if North Carolina doesn’t want to get beaten out by Georgia and other states that offer more lucrative incentives. State officials here and elsewhere believe the film business provides enough of a boost to the economy to make the incentives worthwhile. One study, conducted by the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, suggested otherwise. It found that incentives offered in New Mexico produced just 14 cents in tax revenue for every dollar offered by the state. That being the case, perhaps Hollywood ought to go back to doing what it does best, filmmaking. Here’s a suggestion for a new script: An aging, well-known filmmaker, his mantle lined with Academy Awards, sits up in his bed in his posh Hollywood Hills home, about to die. As he drops a crystal globe, he utters a final word. “Blackmail.” A young reporter from the Los Angeles Times hears the story and does his best to try to track down who could have been blackmailing this icon of the film industry. His investigation generates headlines and the speculation even ruins careers. In the end, though, he can’t unravel the mystery. In the movie’s final scenes, a teaching assistant in North Carolina is handed a pink slip, a doctor in Georgia tells a poor man that he no longer takes Medicaid patients.

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OUM ROL, South Sudan — For those used to seeing the faces of slaves in Civil War-era tintypes — staring at the camera in posed, formal judgment — it is a shock to see the face of slavery in a shy, adolescent boy. Majok Majok Dhal, 14 or 15 years old (many former slaves have no idea of their exact age), dimly remembers his capture in the village of Mareng at about age 5. “I ran a Michael Gerson little and was taken. I was carried on horseColumnist back.” He recalls seeing other captives shot Michael Gerson is a columnist with the and killed after refusing to march north with Washington Post Writers Group the raiders into Sudan proper. His master, Atheib, was “not a good person.” He forced of Sudan’s two decades of civil war. With the boy to tend goats and live with them in patience, nearly every personal encounter a stable. Majok was beaten regularly with a reveals a story of struggle. A pastor tells bamboo stick, “if I was not quick and fast.” me how his congregation met for 15 years He recalls once being feverish and unable under a tree so they could quickly move to to work. The master “stabbed my leg with a avoid bombing raids. Cattle herds — the knife. He said, ‘I will cut your throat.’” Majok main source of stored wealth in South Sudan shows me his poorly healed wound. He was — were decimated. An estimated 40 percent forced to address Atheib as “father.” of people in this region depend on food Relating his experience, Majok shows no aid of some sort. There is almost no public anger — until asked about the master’s own health infrastructure. A Sudanese doctor children. “When they beat me up, I couldn’t informs me that he diagnoses a new case of raise my head. If I tried to fight back, the leprosy about every two weeks — a condition father would kill me.” He recounts their almost unknown in the West. Women in rural taunting. “They would say to me, ‘Why don’t areas play fertility roulette — a local aid ofyou go to your own home and eat?’” Majok’s ficial estimates that one in voice rises: “If he brought six will die from complicame all the way to take care ‘International relief tions during childbirth. of goats and cattle, why organizations provide many Just months from South did he not employ his own services, but the greater Sudan’s likely vote for children?” need is the building of local independence, its humanI talk to Majok through itarian challenges seem an interpreter, under a capacity — overwhelming. Internalarge tamarind tree, in a agricultural development, tional relief organizations setting as bleak as his story. trained government provide many services, The scenery tests every administrators, a credible but the greater need is the possible shade of brown: building of local capacity national teaching hospital.’ reddish brown, yellowish — agricultural developbrown, greenish brown. It ment, trained government is a landscape of thatched, administrators, a credible national teaching conical huts, circling scavenger birds, rutted hospital. Direct international aid in the form mud roads and wandering goats. A haze of of cash can encourage local corruption. But fine, red dust blurs the horizon. Nearby, about 125 recently released slaves technical assistance to build specific caare being interviewed by Christian Solidarity pabilities may be the only way to avoid the destructive failure of a new nation. Still, as International (CSI), an organization that has helped redeem and resettle tens of thousands one U.S. State Department official recently vented to me, “We are doing about 10 perof captives during the past 15 years. Though cent of what we need to do.” no more slaves are being taken by northern Meeting a Sudanese goatherd released militias — the raids generally stopped with from slavery, it would be difficult to expethe American-sponsored peace treaty in 2005 rience greater cultural distance without — an estimated tens of thousands more are leaving the planet. But my main impression still held within a hundred miles of South of Majok was his profound resemblance to Sudan’s northern border. my sons of similar age. It is a hopeful thing The background of each man, woman about humanity. In a timid smile, in a turn of and child at the makeshift camp is recorded, the head, we see similarity, we see family. We reflecting a determination by CSI that none should also see responsibility. of these people, and none of the crimes they have experienced, be forgotten. A woman is missing teeth from being tied and thrown to the ground. Others reluctantly admit that Set your mind on things above, not on their genitals were mutilated. One woman things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2) tells me, “Sometimes I run out when I PRAYER: Help me to think about and do dream.” things that are right. Amen. Slavery is only the most extreme legacy

Today’s Prayer

I remember my first meeting with Bob Blue with great clarity. He was eight years old. And I recognized immediately that he was a remarkable human being. He had dancing, bright eyes, filled with the wonder of contemplated life adventures, and he exhibited pure joy when talking about his plans for the future. He had, already at that young age, fashioned a cartoon strip. His characters became alive as he described them, and I learned he wanted to develop them into a fullblown theatrical production. Even in his earliest years, before entering school, he “made up” plays and “produced” them in the basement of his family home. Naturally, he played all the parts, changing voice and posture for each character. Fortunate friends and neighbors were invited to be the audience. They loved the productions and marveled at his talent. In 1968 he auditioned for and won the part of Louis Leonowens in Sanford Central High’s The King and I. Appearing in a proper gray Eton suit and speaking with an impeccable upper class English accent, he was a wonder. He stayed “in character” every moment he was on stage. The play ran for three nights to packed “houses.” He loved it all so much that at the conclusion of the play he wept copiously. By his senior year in school he had become a major part of every musical presented by Sanford Central High School. But the best was yet to come. Fiddler on the Roof was the choice for 1974. And Bobby was Tevye. He became the beloved Russian milkman from the skin up, even donning under his outer wear the vest worn by pious Jews. Attached to the four corners of the vest were the requisite four sets of corner threads. His research of the character was so meticulous that each corner thread had 13 twists and then a double knot, ensuring the threads would not come undone. His was the finest Tevye I have ever seen, including two Broadway productions! There are others who will echo that statement unequivocally. After graduation Bob went on to college, earning degrees in theatre and education. He appeared in many plays and became a director of note. He was instrumental in organizing an amateur theatrical troupe in Lee County (The Center Stage Production Company). He gave unstintingly of his talents both to the community and to hundreds of young people during his time as drama teacher at both the high school and college levels. Even though a voracious reader, he battled dyslexia all his life. Offsetting this was a prodigious memory. He could quote books, plays (even Shakespearean plays, his great love) delivering the lines of all the characters. He was gifted with a wonderful mind and a talent that truly was awesome. We will remember his booming laughter, his generosity, and his loving and caring heart. He will not be forgotten, and he will continue to be loved by many, many friends. I think we will not see his like again in our lifetime. “Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” JO ANN C. BOWMAN Sanford

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STALEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; R. Wayne Ward, 84, died Thursday (4/1/10) at his home. He was born April 4, 1925, the son of the late John Randolph and Sallie Hazel York Ward. He was a native of Chatham County and was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church, having held many offices, and was a Sunday school teacher of the Adult Class. He was a farmer and retired Postmaster of Staley Post Office, a member of Staley Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club with 25 years perfect attendance, a member of Staley Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Randolph Eastern Grange for 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was preceded in death by a son, Randolph Wayne Ward Jr. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Stinson Ward; daughters, Doris Jeanette Ward of Philadelphia, Pa. and Edith Ward Boys of Sanford; a son, John W. Ward and wife Margo of Greenville; three grandsons; a brother, Clifton Ward of Asheboro; and sisters, Grace Vickery and Elizabeth Dale, both of Henderson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion United Methodist Church in Staley with the Rev. Jim Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Randolph Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Zion Church Cemetery Fund, 5680 Old US 421 N., Staley, N.C. 27355-9610 or to Liberty Home Care And Hospice, 401 E. Third St., Siler City, N.C. 27344. Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City.

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Betty M. Hancock, 85, of 715 Primrose Lane, died Tuesday (3/30/10) at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro. She was born March 4, l925 in Wake Forest, daughter of the late James and Estelle McMillian. She was preceded in death by a son, John Cotten, and daughters, Dorothy McIntosh and Lillian Steele. She is survived by sons, Robert Cotten, Dennis Hancock and wife Judith and Lee Allen Hancock, all of Sanford, and John Hancock of Siler City; daughters, Hattie Lucas and husband Jerome and Denise Satterfield, of Jacksonville, Fla., Janann Patterson and Aileen Hancock James, both of Sanford; a sister, Annie Mae Cotten of Goldston, and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, greatgreat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memory Gardens in Sanford. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Kenneth Parchman LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kenneth Parchman died Wednesday (3/31/10). Arrangements will be announced by Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;QuinnPeebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Patrick White OLIVIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Patrick Eugene White, 71, died Thursday (4/1/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by MillerBoles Funeral Home of Sanford. o For more information on obituaries in The Herald, contact Kim Edwards at (919) 718-1224 or e-mail obits@sanfordherald.com.

Pictured are the recipients of the 2009 fundraising efforts for Willing Hands. Money was raised throughout the year through events like the eighth annual No Scare Fair and the 10th annual Holiday Sox. (Top left) Brittany McBryde, the teen pregnancy coordinator for the Coalition For Families, receives a $6,000 donation from Leslie Cox, board member for Willing Hands. (Above) Carol Carlson, board president for Willing Hands donates $6,000 to Mark Neuman, board president for The Stevens Center in Sanford. (Left) Kay Ring, executive director for HAVEN in Lee County, receives a $12,000 donation from Leslie Cox of Willing Hands. Submitted photos

POLICE BEAT SANFORD n Sanford Feed & Tack at 101 E. Rose St. reported a larceny Wednesday. n Natasha Evette Petty reported a larceny Wednesday at 712 W. Garden St. n Renate Samya Robertson reported fraud Wednesday at 2104 Merriwood Court. n Anthony Michelle Palmer reported a breaking and entering Wednesday at his residence. n Ramese Agustus McKoy reported an assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury Wednesday. n Tonielle Dominic Foushee reported damage to property Wednesday at 2620 Applegate Way. n Ronald Monta McLaughlin, 29, was arrested Wednesday at 225 E. Weatherspoon St. in Sanford and charged with injury to personal property. n Tyrone Chevalle Shore, 42, was arrested Wednesday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford and charged with failure toappear.

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n Derick Lavern Headen, 32, was arrested Wednesday at 713 Minter School Road in Sanford and charged with writing a worthless check. n Anthony Tony Holt, 23, of 705 Wall St. was arrested Sunday and charged with failure to appear. n Tyrone Michael Harris, 31, of 531 Charlotte Avenue was arrested Sunday and charged with failure to appear. n Brandon Dewayne Bridges, 25, of 1009 Goldsboro Avenue was arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct. n Louis Antonio Morris, 19, of Lot 26 Oakcrest Drive, was arrested Sunday and charged with failure to appear. n Bobby Lee Huff, 44, of 502 Hickory Avenue was arrested Sunday and charged with larceny. n James Donta Williams, 27, of 1814 Thurn Drive was arrested Sunday and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. n Benni Zelia Wimb-

ley, 45, of 222 Temple Ave. was arrested Sunday and charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. n Rosetta Douglas, 48, of 1723 Cone St. was arrested Sunday and charged with shoplifting and concealment of merchandise in a business. n Rosalia Gonzalez Valdivia, 38, of 224 Maple Ave. was arrested Sunday and charged with shoplifting.

LEE COUNTY n Wade Lloyd Gautier of Sanford reported Wednesday a of larceny of two air compressors. n Maureen Thomas of Sanford reported Wednesday a larceny of a TV, generator and a Picnic table from 461 Barringer Rd.

n John May of Sanford reported Wednesday that someone entered his home and removed a battery charger and jig saw. n Vernon Maurice McIver, 45, of 150 Variety Lane in Sanford was arrested Wednesday for failing to appear in court; he was released under $500 unsecured bond. n Tyler James Carter, 21, of 1733 Poplar Springs Road in Sanford was arrested on a true bill of indictment for discharging a weapon into occupied property; he was held under $10,000 secured bond. n Ami Richelle Alexander of 995 North Windrace Trail in Sanford reported Monday larceny of prescription medications from her home.

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were announced as the first-round winners; Tennessee will receive $500 million and Delaware will get $100 million to overhaul their education programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were extremely disappointed,â&#x20AC;? said Vickie Wilkins, president of the Lee Association of Educators, a chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators. The economic stimulus package set aside $4.35 billion for Race to the Top, so the remaining money will be awarded during the second round. States earn points for various improvements, like adopting higher standards and methods to recruit and retain quality teachers. Applications are due June 1. Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;shell-

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books and office chairs are just some of the supplies that can be found at the resource room, which is run by Communities in Schools of Lee County. After conducting a survey last year, CIS Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program Director Laura Biediger found that on average, a Lee County Schools teacher spends $300 of his or her own money each year on school supplies. The resource room provides those supplies to teachers at no charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;School supplies are so expensive these days,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really exciting opportunity for CIS to fill in that gap.â&#x20AC;? Teacher Bebe Mitchell and her Parenting and Child Development class helped sort supplies Thursday afternoon. She visits the resource room

Race to the Top aims to reward states that are leading the way in comprehensive, statewide education reform across four key areas: n Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace n Building data systems that measure student growth and success and inform teachers and principals how to improve instruction n Recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most n Turning around their lowest-performing schools. Source: U.S. Department of Education

believe that affected the outcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think in the back of my mind Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wondering if they wanted to start very small,â&#x20AC;? and set the standard with Tennessee and Delaware, he said. Wilkins said the North Carolina State Board of Education met Thursday and today and likely will discuss the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would hope that we would...be named in June,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to give up on it. I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give up this easily.â&#x20AC;? Moss said he had not heard officially if the state will resubmit before the June 1 deadline for the second round. To help states prepare for the next round, the U.S. Department of Education has made all applications, peer reviewersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comments and scores from first-round applicants available on its Web site.

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Judge: Marine base improperly banned anti-Islam decals RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Camp Lejeune officials violated the rights of a military veteran who came to his job on base in a vehicle emblazoned with anti-Islamic decals after his son died in a terrorist bombing, a federal judge ruled. Jesse Nietoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stickers included one that said â&#x20AC;&#x153;ISLAM (equals) TERRORISMâ&#x20AC;? and another with a threat to defecate on the Quran. He also had a decal to commemorate the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, in which 17 shipmates died including Nietoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His vehicle is a way to express his mourning and anger,â&#x20AC;? said Nietoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Robert Muise. Nieto has been driving a different vehicle to his on-base job since the summer of 2008,

shocked.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m disappointed that North Carolina wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chosen,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting last week, we were pretty confident we had put together a strong application...We really feel completely defeated with the announcement.â&#x20AC;? Many were under the impression that eight states would be chosen during the first round, not two, Moss said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really thought North Carolina was poised in the perfect position to hit all of the requirements laid out

by the secretary of education,â&#x20AC;? he said. Wilkins said she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure why North Carolina wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chosen because she saw so much collaboration among districts and school boards to meet the requirements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were eternally optimistic about this. We met all the crtiteria. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be selected,â&#x20AC;? she said. Some may point to North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limit on charter schools as the reason the state wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chosen, Moss said, though he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

as they were processed before a magistrate, or courtroom scuffles brought on in high-emotion cases when the accused meet their alleged victims face-to-face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can now simply take him over to the video conference and he can interact with the judge and the attorney without having to physcially leave the secure facility,â&#x20AC;? Prevatte said.

Carter said it will also cut down on local courtroom traffic. Jail personnel expect to phase in the video conferencing starting next week. Meanwhile, the fastscan booking device uses a computer pad to register fingerprints and allows the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office to quickly identify an individual who has been booked in the law en-

forcement system before, bypassing potential false IDs on prisoners providing fake names, Carter said. Carter said the technology will also interface with federal immigration data, streamlining the often time-consuming process of booking an inmate and checking their citizenship status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a larger net,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Prevatte said the upgrades bring Lee County online with some of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s larger counties like Wake County, which had already obtained the technology. The metal detector will scan all visitors, including attorneys, meeting with inmates, Amundson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about security, keeping everything secure,â&#x20AC;? Amundson said.

bottles and other items that it can recycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look at it like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re keeping this stuff out of the landfill,â&#x20AC;? said Randy Johnson, environmental health safety specialist at Pfizerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sanford branch and the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supplies donation coordinator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of this stuff, binders and such, people would throw it away and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think twice. We see it as a winwin situation for both parties.â&#x20AC;? One middle school teacher took 160 binders â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one for each of his students, Biediger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the beauty of this: You get the supplies you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have money for,â&#x20AC;? said Amy Butters, Pfizerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associate director of site communication and public rela-

tions for the specialty/ biotechnology operating unit. Biediger presented Pfizer employees with a thank-you card Thursday for the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued donations. While many items have been gently worn, they still have some life left in them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these things, people look at like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trash,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trash is another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasure,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true here.â&#x20AC;? Plus, going â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? is a hot topic, Biediger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity for businesses like Pfizer to give back to the community by recycling some of their items,â&#x20AC;? she said. The supplies are welcomed by the teach-

ers, a resourceful group because they have to be, Biediger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful resource for our teachers,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a little creativity on the part of the teacher, all that is housed here can be used in a very positive vein.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun for Biediger to greet new teachers who stop by and stock up on supplies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is very rare for someone to leave emptyhanded,â&#x20AC;? she said. The resource room will relocate at some point, she said, as construction begins for LCHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renovations. The new location is still up in the air, Biediger said.

RESOURCE ROOM The Teacher Resource Room needs donations of new or gently used school supplies. District teachers need pencils, books, boxes of tissue, toys and file folders. Materials can be dropped off between 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the first trailer facing Nash Street at Lee County High School.

often, sometimes to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shopâ&#x20AC;? and sometimes to volunteer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I come frequently and my students are the beneficiaries of so many wonderful things,â&#x20AC;? said Mitchell, who teaches early childhood education, parenting and child development at LCHS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The resources here are rich. I get excited each time I come.â&#x20AC;? Pfizer is one of the largest providers of supplies, as the company often has binders, plastic

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Smith said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the public to fear an armed robber in the Kiwanis Park because he believes there is â&#x20AC;&#x153;more to this than it appears.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You would think if you were shot and attempted to be robbed, you would somewhat cooperate with law enforcement,â&#x20AC;? he said. Smith added that police are without leads if McKoy does not cooperate, meaning investigators will have to rely on the general public to come forward if there is an eyewitness to the reported Wednesday afternoon shooting. McKoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries, which are not life-threatening, were reported to Sanford police around 6:44 p.m. Wednesday.

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Judge keeps counts in corruption case By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH (AP) — A federal judge has declined to dismiss any of the felony counts against an ex-aide of former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, saying he found no fault in the indictment. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle signed orders Wednesday that keep intact the 57-count indictment against Ruffin Poole, who is accused of helping move along state permits for coastal housing projects while receiving gifts and making a sizable investment return on two of those subdivisions. The trial could begin as early as April 26. Poole attorney Joe Zeszotarski asked Boyle last month to throw out 51 counts from the

corruption case, arguing that the government failed to allege essential elements of bribery and extortion and made other errors. Poole didn’t fit the definition of a “public official” required as a prerequisite to be accused of 12 racketeering-related counts, Zeszotarski wrote. Boyle denied all of the motions, writing that the indictment was adequate and contained necessary allegations to charge Poole under federal law. As for the “public official” requirement, Boyle wrote he agreed with prosecutors that “the proof will determine the sufficiency of the evidence at trial, and challenges to the proof at this stage are premature and inappropriate.” Boyle also wrote the indictment was legally

sufficient to charge Poole with honest services mail fraud. Poole argues the count is unconstitutionally vague. Prosecutors and Boyle cited a ruling involving former North Carolina lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings, who was convicted of five similar counts in 2006. Zeszotarski didn’t immediately return a phone call or respond to an e-mail seeking comment on Boyle’s orders. Six of the 57 counts that weren’t challenged by Poole — including three tax evasion charges — were filed in an updated indictment just two weeks ago. All the charges against Poole, once Easley’s special counsel and personal assistant, come with maximum punishments of hundreds of years in prison

and millions of dollars in fines. Easley, a Democrat who left office in January 2009, has not been charged with any crimes. Poole’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Raleigh federal court. A judge usually asks a defendant pleads guilty or not guilty to the charges at such a hearing. Boyle also may rule on Poole’s request to delay the trial until August to give Zeszotarski more time to prepare a defense. The U.S. Attorney’s Office still wants a trial this spring. Poole was originally indicted in January, the result of federal grand jurors meeting for most of 2009 and calling witnesses to seek testimony and documents about activities surrounding Easley and his associates.

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GREENVILLE (AP) — Roy Hardee, a journalist who chronicled the news of eastern North Carolina for more than 50 years through words, pictures and film, died

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said CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts, who worked for Hardee at WNCT in Greenville. “He loved God, his family, the news and barbecue. He believed all news was local and news mattered. He didn’t serve readers or viewers or focus groups. He served his neighbors.” Pitts said Hardee “knew more cops and firefighters by name and their spouses’ names than most of us know our own relatives.”

Hardee began his career in television news as a one-man crew. He shot his own blackand-white film without sound, processed it on site, edited it himself and arranged for the footage to be projected over his shoulder as he anchored the newscast. Hardee also used still photography to illustrate life in eastern North Carolina, especially the destruction caused by hurricanes along the coast in the 1950s.

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Man to serve 2 life sentences for double murder SMITHFIELD (AP) — A judge has decided a North Carolina man once sentenced to death for a double murder will serve back-toback life sentences. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sentenced 40-year-old George Goode on Thursday in Johnston County court in Smithfield. His attorneys had argued that Goode should serve the life terms simultaneously rather than consecutively. Goode originally was sentenced to death for the 1992 murders of Leon and Margaret Batten, who lived in rural Johnston County and owned the trailer park where Goode lived. A federal judge cited ineffective attorneys when he overturned the death sentence last year.

Counties to get $24M for broadband

Duke scholar uncovers Haitian history

KINSTON (AP) — The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded $24 million to a nonprofit group to attract $78 million in federal dollars for high-speed Internet access across North Carolina. When combined with other state matching funds, the total project

DURHAM (AP) — A Duke University graduate student has found what historians think is the only surviving printed copy of Haiti’s Declaration of Independence. The university said Thursday that 26-year-old history student Julia Gaffield discovered the yellowing document in February while combing through papers in Great

cost would be $111 million. Golden LEAF President Dan Gerlach says that would be the largest expenditure on expanding broadband access in North Carolina history. The money will go to bringing more than 1,448 miles of broadband fiber to 69 counties, 67

of which are currently lagging in high-speed Internet capability. The Research Triangle Park-based nonprofit MCNC will be in charge of the project. Gerlach says the federal government will make its decision about the $78 million by summer.

Britain’s National Archives. Haiti’s revolutionary leaders issued the declaration on Jan. 1, 1804, as they were fighting to overthrow French colonial rule and slavery, to become the world’s first black republic. They proclaimed in the document that the colony’s residents must “live independent or die.” Until now, Haiti lacked its own official copy of the declaration, which existed only in handwritten duplicates or in newspapers.

Plans being formed to move shipwreck from shore COROLLA (AP) — A recovery team is being organized to move what could be the oldest shipwreck found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., reported Thursday that plans are being made to move the wreck next week from its spot on the crashing surf to near the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla. Some are concerned the ship thought to be about 400 years old will go to pieces if left alone. Lighthouse keeper Meghan Agresto says state engineers plan to guide local volunteers who would help dig the timbers from the sand.

City’s schools skip bonuses amid cash crunch CHARLOTTE (AP) — The top administrators at one of North Carolina’s largest school districts are passing up bonuses because budget woes could force teacher layoffs and furloughs. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman and other top administrators will skip executive bonuses. The district faces budget cuts and layoffs for the second year in a row. The school board in North Carolina’s largest city last week voted to start laying off about 600 teachers for the coming year. The school board’s majority has rejected pay cuts for the rest of the district’s 19,000 employees but will ask state legislators to allow authorizing furloughs, or unpaid time off.

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FBI says ruse created to arrest militia members

merous other human body parts in the truck at a Kansas medical waste facility. Bio Care Southwest owner Paul Montano, 31, was arrested late Wednesday at his office on three counts of fraud and was being held on $100,000 bond. Sealed plastic bags containing the heads and body parts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; apparently dismembered with a chain saw or other coarse cutting instrument â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were found last week in 12 large red plastic tubs inside a delivery truck at a Stericycle Inc. facility in Kansas City, Kan. The tubs had shipping labels from The Learning Center, which is affiliated with Bio Care.

DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Members of a Midwest Christian militia accused of conspiring to overthrow the government were arrested after the FBI lured them to a warehouse to attend a phony memorial service, where they would be unarmed, Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief federal agent said Thursday. The ruse Saturday in Ann Arbor was part of a series of weekend raids in several states that resulted in the indictment of nine people in the alleged plot, officials said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We basically set up a scenario where we were able to draw them all to one location,â&#x20AC;? Andrew Arena, head of the FBI in Detroit, told The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the reason we did that was to obviously get them away from their weapons.â&#x20AC;? Nine suspected members of a group called Hutaree were charged this week with seditious conspiracy, or plotting to levy war against the U.S., attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and other crimes. They planned to make a false 911 call, kill responding police officers and set off a bomb at the funeral to kill many more, according to prosecutors. The FBI said it broke up the plot with the help of an undercover agent.

Abortion doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer lashes out at court WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A man who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions lashed out at the court during his sentencing hearing Thursday and took the opportunity to describe abortion procedures in detail, which he was previously forbidden from doing during the trial. Scott Roeder, 52, accused Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert of â&#x20AC;&#x153;duplicityâ&#x20AC;? and said his trial was a miscarriage of justice because he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to present testimony about the evils of abortion. He said the deaths of a few providers like Dr. George Tiller must be weighed against the millions of abortions that have been performed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I stopped him so he could not dismember another innocent baby,â&#x20AC;? Roeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wichita is a far safer place for unborn babies without George Tiller.â&#x20AC;? Roeder has admitted gunning down Tiller in the back of Tillerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wichita church last May. He faces a mandatory life prison sentence, and Wilbert must decide whether to make him eligible for parole after 25 or 50 years.

Body parts found in Kansas delivery truck

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Police in Albuquerque arrested a businessman on fraud charges in a gruesome case in which body parts that were supposed to be cremated and returned to families turned up in plastic bins in a delivery truck in Kansas. Albuquerque police on Thursday identified two men and a woman whose remains were discovered among six heads and nu-

Rising factory output points to recovery WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rising factory output and a decline in the pace of layoffs are giving economists confidence that the recovery has staying power. The government is expected to report Friday that the economy added jobs in March for only the second time since December 2007. Still, job creation is likely to remain weak for years to come, in part because U.S. factories have become more efficient, producing more goods with fewer workers. On top of that, the sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution to the overall economy has been shrinking for decades due to competition from China and other countries where factory workers are paid much less. Another reason the jobgrowth engine is stuck a low gear is that the building sector remains extremely weak in the aftermath of the housing bust. Construction spending fell sharply in February to its lowest level in eight years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Spending fell particularly hard in commercial ventures, such as hotels and office buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even as manufacturing continues to hum along, the construction sector looks awful,â&#x20AC;? Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase, said. U.S. manufacturing activity increased in March at its fastest rate in 5 1/2 years, a private trade group said Thursday. Manufacturing data released Thursday by China, Britain and the 16 countries using the euro all showed a surge in activity in March. Manufacturers are benefiting from a robust recovery in Asia and parts

very long timeâ&#x20AC;? because of the damage caused by the recession. The interview was broadcast on NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;? show. Economists forecast that Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unemployment report will show 190,000 jobs were added last month. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the largest gain in three years and only the second since the recession began. Much of that gain, however, will stem from temporary hiring for the U.S. Census. Excluding this, and the effect snowstorms had on the February unemployment count, some analysts estimate the economy will add about 25,000 to 50,000 jobs. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said its gauge of industrial company activity rose to 59.6 in March from 56.5 in February, the fastest growth since July 2004. A level above 50 indicates growth. Economists had expected a reading of 57. Factories that make goods for export are â&#x20AC;&#x153;evidently enjoying the benefits of the rebound in world trade, whereas other sectors more dependent on domestic sales are still struggling,â&#x20AC;? Paul Ashworth, U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a research note. New orders, a signal of future production, and existing production also grew faster in March. The Commerce Department said Thursday that construction spending fell 1.3 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $846.23 billion. That was the lowest level since November 2002 and the fourth straight month of decline.

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People shop for lawnmowers at the Sears retail store in Burbank, Calif. A private trade group said Thursday the manufacturing sector expanded in March at its strongest pace since July 2004. of Latin America and increased business investment in the United States. Factories have also been churning out goods for businesses that during the recession had let their stockpiles dwindle to save cash. If consumer spending doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up, that burst of manufacturing could ebb. The weak jobs market showed signs of stabilizing on Thursday. The Labor Department said new claims for jobless benefits dropped by 6,000 last week, to a seasonally adjusted 439,000. It was the fourth decline in five weeks, a signal that the pace of layoffs is slowing. Still, the number of people continuing to claim unemployment benefits remains high, at nearly 4.7 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a sign that hiring remains weak. And that figure doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

include the more than 6 million people who are receiving extended benefits from the federal government after their state benefits â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which last 26 weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ran out. Without much help from construction or manufacturing, the unemployment rate, now at 9.7 percent, is likely to be high for several years. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday in a television interview that administration officials are â&#x20AC;&#x153;very worriedâ&#x20AC;? about recovering the more than 8 million jobs lost in the recession. But he noted that business growth has been improving and expects the economy â&#x20AC;&#x153;is going to start creating jobs again.â&#x20AC;? The secretary said the jobless rate is â&#x20AC;&#x153;still terribly high and is going to stay unacceptably high for a

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Obama urges patience as law kicks in By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer

PORTLAND, Maine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Facing a public still wary of his massive health care overhaul, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to judge the nearly $1 trillion legislation he signed into law last week until the reforms take hold. During an enthusiastic, campaign-style appearance in Maineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city, Obama mocked the pundits and pollsters who say he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting a boost from his yearlong campaign to pass the sweeping reform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every single day since I signed the reform law, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been another poll or headline that said, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nation still divided on health care reform. Polls havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed yet.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Well, yes. It just happened last week,â&#x20AC;? Obama said to laughter. He continued: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds, and they came out the next day and they looked and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nothingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no crop. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to starve. Oh, no! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a disaster!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been

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President Barack Obama gives a thumbs-down gesture while speaking on health insurance reform Thursday at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. a week, folks. So, before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought.â&#x20AC;? The presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overhaul extends health coverage to 32 million people who are uninsured and will shape how almost every American receives and pays for medical treatment. Some aspects of the plan go into effect this year, but

president himself has said it could take four years for the full overhaul to take hold. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to Portland took him to the home state of two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, whose votes for the legislation the president ardently sought but ultimately could not win. The White House said both senators were invited to attend the event, but neither did.

During the speech, one in a series of appearances to sell the health reforms, Obama focused on his health planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short- and long-term impact on small businesses, many of which have suffered during the economic downturn. Under the plan, businesses that have 25 or fewer employees with average annual wages of less than $50,000 will receive tax credits this year if they provide health care coverage to their workers. Those credits are expected to increase by 2014, with 4 million small businesses benefiting, according to the White House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This health care tax is pro-jobs, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro-business and it starts this year,â&#x20AC;? Obama said. Also starting in 2014, companies with up to 100 employees will be able to buy insurance through new state-based purchasing pools, or exchanges, with the goal of giving small businesses the same kind of purchasing power as larger companies. About 22 million self-employed Americans will also be able to purchase insurance through the exchanges.

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Woman with 2 identities pleads guilty to fraud ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rachel Yould is a former Rhodes scholar who took on a new identity under a federal program that helps rape and domestic violence victims hide from their tormentors. But federal prosecutors say Yould used her new identity and life to defraud lenders out of more than $600,000 in student loan money that she used to play the stock market, buy a condo and launch a startup business. Yould pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges Thursday in a bizarre case of deception and double identities. Yould, 38, blamed her legal problems on bad advice she got from the Social Security Administration, but prosecutors say she is a schemer who used the program for victims of domestic violence and various government student loan programs to commit a sweeping fraud.

Sweet deals lure car buyers, lift sales in March DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market for car shoppers, with good deals expected to last at least another month as automakers continue to match Toyota discounts that lured thousands of buyers in

March. Seeking to repair the damage from a series of safety recalls, Toyota Motor Corp. offered unprecedented incentives last month, including lowinterest financing and free maintenance for returning customers. The deals worked so well that Toyotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. sales jumped 41 percent and the automaker sold just 1,683 fewer cars than General Motors Co., the closest it has ever come to overtaking GM in monthly sales, according to auto research site Edmunds.com. GM and other automakers matched the deals, boosting the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales by 24 percent compared to the same month a year earlier, according to figures released Thursday and compiled by AutoData Corp.

CDC: New England tops in swine flu vaccinations

ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations, while the South has the lowest rates, U.S. health officials said Thursday in the first state-by-state report on turnout. Tiny Rhode Island has the highest rate of about 39 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; three times higher than Mississippi, which has the lowest percentage of residents vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reported that a record number of health care workers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; nearly two-thirds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; got seasonal flu vaccines last summer and fall, but the turnout for swine flu shots was much lower, more than a third. The reports offer the first look at how the swine flu vaccination campaign played out around the country. About 72 million to 81 million Americans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about 24 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have been vaccinated since October, CDC officials said Thursday.

Ivanka Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accused stalker freed on $10K bond NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prosecutors say a self-described celebrity stalker sent e-mail and Twitter messages threatening to kill himself in Ivanka Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York jewelry store and â&#x20AC;&#x153;commandeerâ&#x20AC;? her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newspaper. Justin Massler was released on $10,000 bond after his arraignment Thursday on stalking charges. The 27-year-old didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enter a plea. Manhattan prosecutors say Massler dispatched alarming messages for about two years to Trump, the daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Clash of the Titansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; updates â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s camp

he Last Song,â&#x20AC;? the second Nicholas Sparksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film this year, unfolds much like those before it. Girl â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meets boy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Will (Liam Hemsworth) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along a Southern shoreline (Georgia subs for Wrightsville Beach); their love perseveres against a backdrop of family drama; and, of course, the sound of sniffles will reverberate throughout the theater before the closing credits roll. In Sparksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cockeyed alternate universe, Ronnie is a brooding teen who resents her father, Steve (Greg Kinnear), for her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; divorce and rebels by barely graduating from high school and intentionally throwing her SAT, yet somehow gets offered admittance to Julliard for piano skills she stopped honing years ago. While spending the summer with her dad and her precocious little brother (Bobby Coleman), she treads the beach wearing a pout and black leather boots, although her midriff becomes increasingly bare as her summer fling with Will progresses. Likewise, when Will isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working on his pecs or beach volleyball skills, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working as a grease monkey in a car repair

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Songâ&#x20AC;? Grade: C â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Director: Julie Anne Robinson Starring: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Hemsworth, Bobby Coleman, and Kelly Preston MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Theaters: Spring Lane Cinemas in Sanford; Sand Hills Cinemas in Southern Pines; Crossroads 20 in Cary

shop, volunteering for a local aquarium, and laboring over whether to attend Columbia or Vanderbilt in the fall. Oh, did I mention his parents are millionaires who live on a sprawling, moss-draped plantation? Repeated near-breakups are interrupted by half-written subplots

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In this film publicity image released by Disney, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus are shown in a scene from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Song.â&#x20AC;? involving Ronnie and Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daddy-daughter issues, a troubled local girl who frames Ronnie for shoplifting, a nowhere mystery involving a church burning, and the effort to save a nest of sea turtle eggs. In other words, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of hooey marking time until the de rigueur tear jerking climax. Although all equally schmaltzy, Sparksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; previous film adaptations have made due thanks to competent casting and direction. Not so here, where Hemsworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose seems only to make Cyrusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; agonizing, two-note acting appear passable by comparison

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in trouble when Kinnear provides the castâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bona fides. And, director Julie Anne Robinson arrives to her first feature film on the heels of a career spent hopscotching episodic TV gigs. However, the ultimate blame lies with Sparks, whose infamous reader/ audience manipulation has metastasized to the point that his reputation as a simple sentimentalist is slowly being supplanted for that of an emotional sadist. Unfortunately, it is only the audience that suffers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Songâ&#x20AC;? is just the same old refrain presented by performers who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry the tune.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Percy Jackson & the Olympiansâ&#x20AC;?) in defeating a number of mythical creatures, including a serpentine Medusa and the sea monster Kraken â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which, rest assured, is eventually released. Directed by Louis Leterrier (2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Incredible Hulkâ&#x20AC;?), â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Clash of the Titansâ&#x20AC;? will likely lure moviegoers chiefly by its digital effects (which are largely quite good but forgettable) and its promise of 3-D spectacle (which disappoints altogether). Like several blockbusters being released now in the post-â&#x20AC;?Avatarâ&#x20AC;? environment, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clash of the Titansâ&#x20AC;? was made in 2-D but converted to 3-D in post-production. Audiences will hardly notice any increased depth. Though this is preferable to the distraction of most 3-D, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surely not worth the hike in ticket price. Worthington, the Australian actor who stared in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatar,â&#x20AC;? knows a little something about 3-D. Here, he trades aqua blue-colored skin for an equally artificial bronze spray tan in the mold of â&#x20AC;&#x153;300â&#x20AC;? torsos. Worthington was largely eclipsed by the surrounding effects of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avatarâ&#x20AC;?; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an interesting irony that few would be able to name the star of the biggest box-office grosser of all-time. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titans,â&#x20AC;? his presence is more explicit but also less substantial. With a crew cut atop his almost perfectly spherical head, Worthington grits his way through the film and does plenty of dramatic leaping while brandishing a sword. But he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supply the charisma that the movie needs and the whole thing feels like a joyless slog. Fiennesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearances provide a jolt. Arriving always with his head curiously fixed within a cloud of swirling black smog, he knows how to make an entrance. His part is surely the best in the movie and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clearly having fun. He hisses in a horse whisper: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What could be more beautiful than death?â&#x20AC;? But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not nearly enough to engender the kind of fondness people feel for the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clash of the Titans,â&#x20AC;? campy though it is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clash of the Titans,â&#x20AC;? a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality. Running time: 106 minutes. Two stars out of four.

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BEIJING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president will attend a nuclear security summit in Washington this month, signaling a fresh start between the superpowers amid a chill in relations over Beijingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unhappiness with U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and a meeting with the Dalai Lama. It was unclear prior to Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announce-

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Karzai blasts foreign influence in show of tension KABUL (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the U.N. and international community Thursday, accusing them of interfering in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fraud-tarnished presidential election and seeking to weaken his authority after parliament rejected his bid to expand his control over the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electoral institutions. Karzai did not specifically mention the United States, but his harsh words â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and his practice of blaming foreigners for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; reflect his increasingly difficult relations with Washington and its international allies. President Barack Obama paid an unannounced visit here Sunday in hopes of setting a new tone in dealings with the Afghan leader, as the U.S.-led coalition prepares for a showdown with the Taliban this summer in its southern stronghold of Kandahar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Karzaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home province.

Cardinals defend pope, criticize media coverage VATICAN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cardinals across Europe used their Holy Thursday sermons to defend Pope Benedict XVI from accusations he played a role in covering up sex abuse scandals, and an increasingly angry Vatican sought to deflect any criticism in the Western media. The relationship between the church and the media has become increasingly bit-

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WAKE FOREST’S AMINU ENTERS NBA DRAFT

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Wake Forest forward AlFarouq Aminu declared for the NBA draft on Thursday and announced he will hire an agent, ensuring his departure with two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-9 Aminu averaged 15.8 points this season and became the first Wake Forest player since Tim Duncan in 1997 to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding at 10.7 per game. “This was a difficult decision,” Aminu said in a statement. “But after talking it over with my family and my coaches, I believe now is the right time for me to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA.”

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SANFORD — Lee County might have been down, but it definitely wasn’t out. The Yellow Jackets rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Northern Durham 8-5 in the opening game of the Four Oaks Bank Tri-9 Conference Challenge on Thursday night at Lee County’s Sanford Stadium. Lee County (5-3, 3-3) trailed 5-0 after three and a half innings of play before scoring its first run in the bottom of the fourth. In the bottom of the fifth, the Yellow Jackets scored four more runs to tie the game at 5. In the sixth, Russell Clark’s basesloaded walk put the Yellow Jackets ahead 6-5 before two more walks added to the lead. Carson Wilson went

2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI triple in the fifth inning. Garrett Verrilli, who scored the Yellow Jackets’ first run in the fourth, also went 2-for-3 with an additional run scored. Dillon Frye was 1-for-1 with a single. Trent Clark was 1-for-2 with an RBI single. Frye started the game on the mound for the Yellow Jackets and struck out two while allowing five runs. Clark came on for three innings of relief and took the win, allowing just two hits while fanning five to help the Yellow Jackets get their second straight win. The Yellow Jackets will return for the second round of the Tri-9 Challenge when they play Garner at 4 p.m. Friday at Western Harnett High School. Lee County will host Western Harnett at 4 p.m. Saturday in the final round of the challenge on Saturday.

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Lee County’s Ty Castleberry hits the ball during Thursday night’s game against Northern Durham High School on the opening day of the Tri-9 Challenge in Sanford.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA appears to be on the verge of expanding the men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams. Insisting that nothing has been decided, NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen nonetheless outlined a detailed plan Thursday that included the logistics and timing of a 96-team tournament, how much time off the players would have and even revenue distribution. Shaheen said the NCAA looked at keeping the current 65-team field and expanding to 68 or 80 teams, but decided the bigger bracket was best fit logistically and financially. It would be played during the same time frame as the current three-week tournament and include first-round byes for 32 teams. Although the plan still needs to be approved by the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and passed on to the board of directors, most of the details already seem to be in place. “We needed to make sure that we did everything possible to use the due diligence window to understand ourselves and understand what the future would hold,” Shaheen said. “So that’s what we’re doing, that’s the process we’re undertaking. We’ve been handling it every day for the last several months and years, as we studied for the benefit of the organization.”

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NCAA SMU-ECU SEASON FINALE MOVED UP A DAY

GREENVILLE (AP) — The regular-season finale between SMU and East Carolina has moved up a day to accommodate a national television broadcast. The Pirates and Mustangs will now meet on Friday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. in order to avoid conflicts with North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoff games going on later that night.

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North Carolina’s Larry Drew II, right, shoots over Dayton’s Paul Williams (22) during the first half of a college basketball game in the final of the NIT on Thursday in New York.

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NEW YORK — Dayton denied last year’s national champs another title and took home one of its own for the first time in 42 years. Marcus Johnson scored 20 points and the Flyers handed North Carolina one more disheartening loss at the end of a lousy season, beating the Tar

Heels 79-68 Thursday night to win the NIT. Reserve guard Paul Williams added 16 points for No. 3 seed Dayton (25-12), which bounced back from a disappointing year to capture its third NIT title and first since 1968. Picked to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Flyers faded late and missed the NCAA tournament before turning things around and ending on a high

note. Will Graves shot North Carolina back into the game in the second half, finishing with 25 points for the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (20-17), who started the season hoping for back-to-back NCAA championships. Chris Wright had 14 points for the Flyers, as did tournament MVP Chris Johnson

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INDIANAPOLIS — Lance Thomas never enjoyed being the bad guy. But he understood that playing at Duke meant getting used Scheyer to it. “You have to be able to play with a target on your back,” Thomas Singler said. Duke’s senior class never really grew comfortable with their program’s position as one of the villains of college basketball. But as badly as these Blue Devils want to be embraced, they understand they’ll always be the team so many fans love to hate. In a Final Four field full of teams that weren’t supposed to be here, one program that’s seemingly always here threatens to overshadow them: The big, bad Blue Devils (33-5) are in the national semifinals for the 11th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski and are preparing to face West Virginia (31-6) on Saturday night. “There are a number of programs that have that, and I think youngsters who come into the program have to know, and I think it’s exciting for them to know, that every game they play will be an exciting one,” Krzyzewski said Thursday. “There usually aren’t going to be any empty seats when you’re playing, and you’re going to be watched a lot. And as a result of being watched a lot, there are going to be people who really want you to win, and really want you to lose.” One former Duke hater now wears the uniform with pride. Senior Jon Scheyer admitted that as a student in

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2B / Friday, April 2, 2010 / The Sanford Herald IN BRIEF

BASEBALL Cavaliers tie one, win one so far in spring tourney CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Southern Lee is making a name for itself in Tennessee. The Cavaliers won the second of their four games in Pounder Invitational, backing up a 3-3 tie against Illinois’ Brooks Prep on Wednesday over with an 11-7 win over Chattanooga Central on Thursday. Jared Kehagias was 2-for-4 with four RBI to pace Southern Lee on Thursday while Justin Cox, Andrew McNeill and Derek Gaster each had two hits. McNeill earned the win on the mound. On Wednesday, the game went nine innings before it was called for a state rule that prohibits teams from starting a new inning after 11:30 p.m. Gaster tossed four innings of scoreless relief while Walt Podruchny was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Cavaliers (5-4-1). The Cavaliers player Chapman, Tenn. today at 3:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ SOCCER Gace falls in OT SANFORD — Taylor Burns scored her third goal 3 minutes into the first half of overtime to lead Alamance Christian to a 3-2 comefrom-behind victory over Grace Christian in girls’ soccer on Thursday. Grace Christian got two goals from Taylor Hilliard, the first of which gave the Crusaders (5-4, 3-4) a 1-0 lead at the half. Burns first tied the game then gave Alamance the lead early in the second half before Hilliard connected after a cross from Carissa Byrne with 10 minutes remaining in regulation.

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Local Sports BLOG: ALEX PODLOGAR A recounting of Akeem Richmond vs. North Carolina in the NIT. — designatedhitter.wordpress.com

FINAL FOUR

SPORTS SCENE

Indiana has a new favorite

Indy a special place for Duke

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hoosier State has gone to the dawgs. Once relegated to second-class status behind Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue, Butler has ridden a 24-game winning streak into the NCAA semifinals for a game against Michigan State on Saturday night. The Bulldogs have also elbowed their way to the forefront of conversations across basketball-mad Indiana, winning converts with their baby-faced coach and style points, too. They take pride in passing. They play defense. They credit others. And two-thirds of the roster grew up in Indiana. The combination has given Butler the most treasured commodity in Indiana basketball — statewide support — even while Purdue and Notre Dame are surging and the Hoosiers are rebuilding. “Today everyone in Indianapolis is a Butler Bulldog,” Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard — an Indiana graduate — declared at a raucous pep rally this week that was more like an event for the NFL’s Colts. From small-town Connersville to Muncie, blue Butler shirts are popping up everywhere — even on Indiana’s Bloomington campus, where red-favoring locals have gone from casual observers to Butler backers (at least for this week). At Victory Field, home of Indy’s minor-league baseball team, the words “Go Dawgs” have been

By BRYAN STRICKLAND

scripted in the stands. At the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle, with its interactive exhibits and life-size cutouts of players past, growing crowds are asking questions about Butler basketball. “This is a tremendous basketball state and you remember all the years IU got to the Final Four, it captivated the state,” said Indiana football coach Bill Lynch, a Butler Hall of Famer. “I’m sure it would be the same way if Purdue got there, too. I remember when Indiana State went, that kind of came out of nowhere.” The Sycamores’ moment in the spotlight faded quickly after Larry Bird went on to the NBA and the Hoosiers used their success to maintain a firm grip on the state’s No. 1 program for decades. Until this week the Hoosiers were the only Indiana school to reach the Final Four since 1981. The Bulldogs epitomize what Indiana fans like to see: ■ Since 2000, they have won more conference titles than Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana combined. ■ They’ve won more overall games than the Big Three over the past 10 seasons. ■ They’ve made more NCAA tournament tips (five), than the Boilermakers, Irish or Hoosiers since 2003. ■ They graduate 90 percent of their players. ■ And they’ve done it all without producing a single NBA player. Purists love it.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Even before Duke’s team bus passed Lucas Oil Stadium on the way to the hotel Wednesday night, junior guard Nolan Smith caught of glimpse of the massive structure where the Blue Devils will do battle in the Final Four on Saturday. “I actually saw it from the plane,” Smith said. “I just started smiling that we were about to land here for the Final Four. “It hit me then. … It definitely AP photo became real.” Duke’s Lance Thomas puts back a shot against Baylor’s While the chance to play Ekpe Udoh during the second half of the NCAA South in the Final Four is a new Regional college basketball final in Houston on Sunday. experience for Smith and his teammates, regardless of venue, this isn’t the first time the basketball hotbed that is Indianapolis has opened its arms to a group of college basketball players chasing their sport’s ultimate dream. When Butler, located just five miles outside of downtown Incan’t tell you how happy I By BRYAN STRICKLAND bstrickland@heraldsun.com dianapolis, and Michigan State am about them taking our tip things off Saturday at 6:07 staff to Indianapolis.” DURHAM — Like every p.m., followed shortly thereWhile strong personteam that earned a spot in after by Duke-West Virginia, alities on teams can clash, the city’s sixth Final Four will this year’s NCAA Tournathese particular personcommence. ment, the Duke Blue Devils alities mesh. With three Smith and his coach both don’t want their winding, seniors and two juniors in have personal ties to the Final wonderful journey to end the starting lineup and little Four in Indy, the site of many a short of Monday’s champiused fifth-year senior Joronship game. dan Davidson as a unifying memorable moment in March The Blue Devils also presence on the bench, this lore. In 1980, Smith’s father don’t want it to end after the team has been through just competed in the first Final Four in Indy, helping Louisville win championship game. about everything together. the title over UCLA. “This team will really be Both the good and the The Final Four returned to brothers forever. It’s as close bad have been for the bettown in 1991, a signature year a team as I’ve had,” said ter, not for the worse. for Duke basketball. Duke coach Mike Krzyze“We have a genuine “Great, great memories wski, whose team will conlove for each other,” senior — we won our first national tinue the journey Saturday Lance Thomas said. “There championship there,” Duke against West Virginia in the are no separate cliques coach Mike Krzyzewski said. national semifinals (8:47 on the team, with certain “I’ve always felt over the years p.m., WRAL). “You want guys just hanging out with that Indianapolis is as good a great things to happen for certain guys. Final Four setting as any. Havpeople who are great with “We know that we need ing it right downtown, Indianapus. I mean, they’ve been each other to win. Not one olis is such a beautiful city, and spectacular to coach. guy is going to lead us to they’ve done a great job with “I’m ecstatic about it. I victory in a game.” their downtown area.”

Devils never want journey to end

Despite many injuries, Spartans back in Final Four INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The starting point guard, who also happens to lead the team in scoring and assists, is on the bench with a blown-out Achilles. Another starter is playing on a torn meniscus, which causes such excruciating pain “it feels like somebody is doing surgery on it.” Yet another key player has a bum foot. With apologies to hometown favorite Butler, Michigan State might be the most unlikely team here. One major injury is usually enough to derail a team come NCAA tournament time. Three? You’re better served planning some quality time on the couch rather than a trip to the Final Four.

“Of course you’d be surprised,” Draymond Green said Thursday. “That’s a lot.” The Spartans (28-8) look more like a M-A-S-H unit than a national title contender, have gone through 19 — and counting — different lineups and are relying on a point guard who has started all of six games, two of which were last weekend. Yet here they are, in their sixth Final Four in the last 12 years and the only team from last year making a repeat appearance. The Spartans play Butler (32-4) Saturday night in the first semifinal. “I can’t even fathom that,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said Thursday. “What a great job by them.”

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Glennon gets spring snaps for Wolfpack

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Glennon can feel it a little more each day. Every time he drops back to pass in spring drills, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming a better quarterback. Every time heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the huddle, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finding his voice as North Carolina Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident onfield leader. And yet, the touted 6-foot-6 rising sophomore who arrived as the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presumed QB of the future knows he could end up as a backup again, anyway. After all, the Wolfpackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workouts these days are as much about whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not taking the snaps â&#x20AC;&#x201D; starter Russell Wilson, who is focusing on baseball this spring â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as who is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I came here for, to be the starter and work with the (starters) and getting comfortable with them and them getting comfortable with me,â&#x20AC;? Glennon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a process that is going to help me become the player I want to be, and with him being gone, I have to make the most of my opportunity.â&#x20AC;? While Glennon says all the right things, he is in a difficult position. The competitive side of him is fighting for the starting job. The realistic side knows that Wilson was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference pick two seasons ago and led the ACC with 31 touchdown passes last year, a track record that firmly entrenches him as the starter and Glennon as the understudy. Yet while coach Tom Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien has said he expects Wilson to return to football in the fall, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible he might opt to play baseball exclusively. When asked at the end of last season about his plans, Wilson said he would decide â&#x20AC;&#x153;whenever the Lord knocks on my door and lets me know.â&#x20AC;? Wilson, a position player who made his first start on the mound this week for the baseball team, has been successful as the Wolfpackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterback with both his mobility and mistake-free play. That relegated Glennon to spot duty in seven games in which he threw for 248 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions with just 39 pass attempts. It was a modest start for a highly touted recruit widely regarded as one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top quarterbacks coming out of Centreville, Va. But during spring drills, the younger brother of former Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon has been able to speed up his development by getting all the reps under center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important to be familiar with the second quarterback as well as the first because you never know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen,â&#x20AC;? receiver Owen Spencer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Mike preparing as the starter, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only going to help the team.â&#x20AC;? Still, Glennonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates have had to adjust a bit. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said the strong-armed Glennon recently nailed backup tight end Asa Watson in the head with a well-thrown pass that arrived just too quickly for Watson.

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Cameron Percy, of Australia, hits out of a bunker on the eighth hole during the first round of the Houston Open PGA Tour golf tournament Thursday in Humble, Texas.

Percy, Stadler atop Houston leaderboard HUMBLE, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kevin Stadler and Cameron Percy shot 5-under 67s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Houston Open. Vaughn Taylor and James Driscoll â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stadlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing partners in a morning threesome â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were a stroke back along with fellow morning starter Kevin Sutherland and Anthony Kim, who played in the afternoon when the wind picked up and gusted to 30 mph. Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and 2007 champion Adam Scott were topped a group two strokes back at 69. Ernie Els, coming off

consecutive victories at Doral and Bay Hill, opened with 70. Fred Couples, who has won three straight starts on the Champions Tour, shot a 71. Several top players have come to Houston because they view the Tournament Course at Redstone as an ideal dry run for next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masters. Organizers have groomed the 7,457yard layout to simulate the conditions at Augusta National, with fast greens, shaved mounds, light rough and the fairways mowed toward the tee. But Harrington said now that the tournament has started, the players are

Pettersen leads Ochoa by a shot RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Suzann Pettersen shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Thursday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship to take a one-stroke lead over former champion Lorena Ochoa, who missed birdie putts on her final two holes. Ochoa, who teed off three hours after Pettersen in the opening round of the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major, had chances to tie the Norwegian star but rolled a long putt just right of the hole on No. 17 and then missed a 10-footer on 18. Pettersen, trying to bounce back from a hip injury, had a great start by hitting 12 fairways and 13 greens in regulation. Topranked Ochoa, the 2008 champion, had six birdies and two bogeys. Majors champions Karrie Webb, Yani Tseng and Karen Stupples were in a group at 69. Defending champion Brittany Lincicome curled in a birdie putt on 12 to

drop to 4 under before bogeying Nos. 13 and 15 to finish with a 70. Michelle Wie had a 71. Pettersen has two top-10 finishes in three starts this year but also is coming off a hip injury that required a cortisone shot and kept her from swinging a club for about three weeks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I was going to have two solid weeks of practice. It turned out to be two solid weeks on the couch,â&#x20AC;? said Pettersen, who won the 2007 LPGA Championship and has three straight top-5 finishes here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite demanding off the tees, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just certain tee shots youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to take on,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think if you can place it off the tee, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a very good position. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to play what this course gives you. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned that over the years. And patience, obviously. I would take a bogey-free round any day around this place.â&#x20AC;?

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focused on winning more than fine-tuning their games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about trying to win the Houston Open,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Augusta can wait three more days.â&#x20AC;? Harrington said he played conservatively after a disappointing session on the practice range. He made three straight birdies on the back nine, playing his best after the wind picked up in the early afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was never quite sure of myself,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was happy to play the golf I played. I made the most of my opportunities when they came around. I just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very confident.â&#x20AC;?

Smith won a national championship at Kentucky. Two weeks ago, Smith was reportedly linked to the Auburn job but the Tigers hired Tony Barbee.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cavaliers center Shaquille Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal is getting closer to returning from a thumb injury. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal took part in some of practice Thursday, although coach Mike Brown isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t counting on him being back before the playoffs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal has been sidelined since tearing a ligament in his right thumb Feb. 25. He had surgery and was expected to miss the rest of the regular season. On Wednesday, the 14-time AllStar said he was ahead of schedule. Also, forward Anderson Varejao worked out after missing two games because of a sore left hamstring. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a game-time decision for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Atlanta.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has left the team to attend to family issues in Venezuela. New York general manager Omar Minaya on Thursday did not give any details about Rodriguezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation, but says he expects the right-hander to be back with the team by opening day. Rodriguezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring training got off to slow start when he was sidelined pink eye. In his first season with the Mets last year, K-Rod was 3-6 with a 3.71 ERA and 35 saves.

Smith working on extension with Minnesota

Ricketts says GM will decide managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tubby Smith is working on a contract extension at Minnesota â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not looking for a new job. Rumors this week suggested Oregon would make a big-dollar offer to make Smith the successor to the recently fired Ernie Kent. Smith was in Indianapolis on Thursday during Final Four events and he says there was â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing to talk aboutâ&#x20AC;? in regards to Oregon. He says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so happy at Minnesota that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on a contract extension. Smith just finished his second season with Minnesota, leading the Gophers to their second straight NCAA tourney appearance. Before taking the Minnesota job,

MESA, Ariz. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says he will continue to let GM Jim Hendry run all aspects of baseball operations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including any decisions regarding manager Lou Piniellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future beyond this season. Ricketts also said Thursday that money should be available if Hendry and Piniella want to add players as the trading deadline approaches. He said he likes this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for his first home opener as owner. A lifelong Cubs fan, Ricketts will be in Atlanta for Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season opener but wishes he could â&#x20AC;&#x153;fast forwardâ&#x20AC;? to the April 12 game at Wrigley Field.

K-Rod leaves Mets to attend to family issues

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 1 New Orleans 35 40 .467 19 ⁄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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AUTO RACING 8 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series race, at Lebanon, Tenn. 4 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, qualifying for Malaysian Grand Prix, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Welterweights, Delvin Rodriguez (24-4-2) vs. Mike Arnaoutis (22-4-2), at Uncasville, Conn. GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Houston Open, second round, at Humble, Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, second round, at

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a suburban Chicago junior high school, he briefly shed his allegiance to the Blue Devils and pulled for Seton Hall before growing out of that phase. “Rooting against Duke is out of respect of how they win all the time and how good they were,” Scheyer said. Then, he added with a smile: “I found my way.” But it wasn’t always a laughing matter for current seniors Scheyer, Thomas and Brian Zoubek. It seemed to start during their first NCAA tournament appearance, a first-round upset in 2007 in which the biggest cheers seemed to come not because Virginia Commonwealth won but because Duke lost. In admitting then that the frosty reception bothered him, Thomas said: “I’ve never been that hated before.” “It really bothered

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me,” Thomas said Thursday. “Just to see how you have to mentally prepare and physically prepare for a team. ... Every team we play is going to try to take our head off — even with the year we had our freshman year, when it was every team’s day in the sun when they played us.” For several reasons, these current Blue Devils are cuddlier than their predecessors, many of whom seemed to take particular delight in the villain’s role. Unlike past Duke teams with antagonists like Christian Laettner and J.J. Redick on the roster, this team lacks those lightning-rod personalities. “You don’t have the same guys — Jeter’s not coming back every year for us,” Krzyzewski said, referring to the New York Yankees’ shortstop. “The young guys coming in have to try to understand that.” Something else those Duke teams had in common: They won with amazing frequency. The Blue Devils

claimed three national titles and reached 10 Final Fours from 19862004. Then came what counts as a postseason lull in Krzyzewskiville: In the five years after that, they lost three times in the regional semifinals and in the other years didn’t even survive the opening weekend. “People don’t stop coming at you just because you lost a couple times,” Scheyer said. “Beating Duke is a big thing.” And yet, certain incidents seem to crystallize why some people just don’t like them. Late in the South Regional final against Baylor, Scheyer swung his elbows near LaceDarius Dunn while calling a timeout. That prompted the Bears’ Quincy Acy to step in and intervene, and a technical foul was called on Acy, not Scheyer. Then, a questionable charge called on Acy that instead could have been Zoubek’s fifth foul led to another round of complaints that Duke gets all the calls.

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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— who scored 22 in a semifinal victory over Mississippi. Including the Rebels and Tar Heels, Dayton beat four teams from BCS conferences en route to the championship. Cincinnati and Illinois were the others. Coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels fell short in their attempt to grab a somewhat dubious piece of college basketball history. A victory Thursday night would have made them the first team to follow up an NCAA national championship with an NIT crown the next year. With officials discussing expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams as soon as next year, it’s possible this could be the last NIT, an event with a rich history that dates to 1938. NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen said Thursday no decision has been

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made about the future of the postseason NIT, which is operated independently by the NCAA. How down-and-out were these Tar Heels heading into the postseason? When the 32-team NIT draw was announced, they opened at 35-1 odds to win the title. And while Dayton has been a regular in this event, it was strange to see North Carolina on the college basketball undercard this time of year. One of the sport’s true heavyweights, the Tar Heels own five NCAA national championships, including an 89-72 victory over Michigan State in last year’s title game. Tom Izzo and the Spartans are back in the Final Four, set to play Butler in Indianapolis on Saturday. North Carolina was left to chase a consolation prize following a 16-16 regular season wrecked by injuries, leaky defense and a string of embarrassing losses. The blue bloods from Tobacco Road won their

only NIT title in 1971, when current Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was on the team. There was a bright spot for North Carolina in this one, though. Deon Thompson, nursing an aching back, set an NCAA record for career games played with 152, breaking a mark held by Kentucky’s Wayne Turner (1996-99) and Florida’s Walter Hodge (2006-09). Thompson had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the semifinals Tuesday night, when the Tar Heels scored the final five points in regulation to force overtime and then beat Rhode Island 68-67. The senior forward finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in this one. Dayton has some successful history of its own. The Flyers beat North Carolina in the 1967 NCAA Final Four, Dean Smith’s first trip to the national semifinals as UNC head coach, before losing to John Wooden and UCLA in the championship game.

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 79, North Carolina 68

NIT MOP’s By The Associated Press 2010—Chris Johnson, Dayton 2009—Jamelle Cornley, Penn State 2008—Kosta Koufos, Ohio State 2007—Frank Young, West Virginia 2006—Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina 2005—Carlos Powell, South Carolina 2004—Daniel Horton, Michigan 2003—Marcus Hatten, St. John’s 2002—Dajuan Wagner, Memphis 2001—Marcus Hill, Tulsa 2000—Robert O’Kelley, Wake Forest 1999—Sean Lampley, California 1998—Kevin Clark, Minnesota 1997—Robert Traylor, Michigan 1996—Erick Strickland, Nebraska 1995—Shawn Smith, Virginia Tech 1994—Doremus Bennerman, Siena-x 1993—Voshon Lenard, Minnesota 1992—Bryant Stith, Virginia 1991—Adam Keefe, Stanford 1990—Scott Draud, Vanderbilt

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The Sanford Herald / Friday, April 2, 2010 / 5B

DEAR ABBY

BRIDGE HAND

Wife’s mostly male colleagues are threat to jealous husband

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: In order to take full advantage of all the changes heading your way, clear up unfinished business in your personal, financial and professional lives. Investments, settlements or any dealings with agencies or institutions will be to your benefit. A change of location or making your life and living arrangements simpler will make a big difference in your outlook, attitude and future. Your numbers are 2, 12, 17, 27, 29, 36, 44 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep a close watch on your financial situation. An opportunity to make some subtle changes will allow you the freedom you’ve been looking for. A romantic dilemma will leave you in limbo. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Troubles at home and with your relationships can be expected. Don’t let a stubborn attitude lead to problems you can’t reverse. Focus on your goals, not silly arguments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your involvement in a good cause can be beneficial but, if you are too busy doing all the work, you will miss meeting someone with something to offer you. An unexpected change of plans must be handled honestly. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be afraid of change and you won’t be disappointed. Networking can broaden your awareness while helping you scope out some interesting alternatives to the way you live your life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get business out of the way before you decide to play. Emotional deception can be costly if you listen to a risky scheme. Focus on your goals, completing your work and getting together with friends, lovers or family. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t believe everything you hear. You will be up against some tough competition but, if you are honest about who you

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are and what you have to offer, you will win in the end. Love is in the stars, whether you are with someone or single. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more time you spend talking to others, the sooner you will realize how much you have to offer. An interesting change regarding working will leave you open to take on a project that offers greater income. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You need to forget about serious issues and take a moment to relax. If you push to get things done, you will hit a brick wall. You will accomplish so much more if you can distance yourself from business and emotional worries that cannot be resolved quite yet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will come into money in an unusual way but, if you aren’t honest and upfront, you will face opposition. Keep a low profile and don’t share information on how much you have or are entitled to receive. Exaggeration will lead to trouble. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Join forces with people who have similar interests and you will make headway. Don’t, however, believe everything you hear. Check out references and ask questions that will allow you to decide who is a good fit for you and who isn’t. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone is likely to withhold information. Be as honest as you can. Offer alternatives if someone is dissatisfied with your plans. Be willing to work with what’s being offered and you will find common ground. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you want to know what’s going on, ask. Your ability to twist things around to fit your needs will enable you to control a situation that has the potential to spin out of control. Don’t fall victim to uncertainty when a decision must be made in order to get ahead.

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Hugh,” and I have been married 16 years. We generally have a good relationship, with few arguments. We seldom participate in activities that don’t include each other. Three years ago, I was hired to work in the office of a manufacturing facility. The majority of the workers are men. Although Hugh denies it, I suspect he’s uncomfortable about it. When I participate in company events for employees only, he becomes jealous and rants that it isn’t fair for spouses to be excluded. Once in a while, my co-workers and I go out for drinks after work. When I’m asked to join them, Hugh goes on the offensive, demanding to know all the details. He then calls my cell phone repeatedly until I get home. I’m hurt that he finds me and my associates so untrustworthy. He has met the people I work with and has seen that they’re all friendly and happily married. I encourage him to do things on his own with his friends, hoping he’ll see that I trust him and will return the favor. What can I do to improve the situation? — PULLED IN TWO IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PULLED IN TWO: Have you talked to your husband about his behavior and how it makes you feel? If not, you should. But please understand that short of quitting your job and going to work in a convent, you can’t improve the situ-

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ation. The problem is your husband is insecure. Only he can fix that, which would first require his admitting it. Sad to say, he may not even be able to admit it to himself. This is a difficult time to go jobhunting, so I don’t advise it. But in the meantime, please do not make his problem your own. Accept that he has a problem, but don’t allow it to jeopardize your work relationships. o DEAR ABBY: Is it OK to have sex when you’re a guest in someone’s home? I say no, but my husband feels the host knows we’re married so it’s not inappropriate. I think it’s rude and shows a lack of respect for the host. Would you please settle this once and for all? When we stay with friends, we end up fighting during our vacation. — UNCOMFORTABLE IN TEXAS

DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: For a married couple to make love when they are houseguests isn’t rude or disrespectful, provided the pictures don’t fall off the walls and there are no complaints about noise from the neighbors. However, if the idea makes you uncomfortable and unable to relax and enjoy the intimacy, then you and your husband should vacation in a hotel where you can expect to have more privacy. o DEAR ABBY: How do I stop my shoes from squeaking? I have a pair that I love, but they squeak so badly it drives me crazy. Everyone can hear my shoes when I am walking. Can you help? — NOT THE OLD SOFT SHOE DEAR N.T.O.S.S.: According to the book “Haley’s Hints,” a way to solve your problem is to pierce the soles of your squeaky shoes four or five times with a darning needle at the ball of the foot. If that doesn’t do the trick, “place the shoes in a solution of salt water at room temperature, just so the soles are covered. After soaking for 15 minutes, dry them off and place the soles in boiled linseed oil overnight. The next morning, remove the shoes, dry them well and your finicky footwear should be completely silenced!”

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Man sues, claims he fell after stepping in feces

Court: Woman’s phone annoying, but not contempt

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Poquoson man who said he fell after stepping in dog feces at a PetSmart store has filed a $1 million negligence lawsuit against the company. Robert Holloway alleges in his lawsuit in U.S. District Court that he badly injured his back, struck his head and knocked out four teeth when he slipped in January 2009 at a Newport News PetSmart. He alleges that PetSmart and its manager should have protected him from a hazardous condition created when they allowed animals to defecate on the floor. In court documents, Phoenix-based PetSmart denied the negligence allegations.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appeal court has overturned a ruling in which a woman was held in contempt and her cell phone ordered destroyed after it rang in a courtroom. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach concluded that, while annoying, 28-year-old Michelle McRoy’s actions did not meet the necessary legal standards for contempt. McRoy was in an Orange County Circuit courtroom when her phone began to ring loudly. McRoy admitted she hadn’t checked to see that it was turned off after her sister used it outside the courtroom. McRoy said the judge stopped proceedings and tossed her phone into a garbage can. McRoy said she hopes to get the phone back.

Ohio woman gives birth to twins a week apart CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio couple can look forward to an annual birthday season, because their new twins were born a week apart. Jennifer Renz of North Canton went into labor while at her doctor’s office on March 22. She wasn’t due for another 12 weeks but gave birth at a Cleveland hospital to a 1-pound, 13-ounce girl, named Grace. Doctors said at that point things kind of stopped, with the other baby, a boy, still in the womb. They decided not to induce labor but allow the second child more time to grow inside his mother. Little Noah didn’t arrive for another seven days, weighing in at 2 pounds, 15 ounces. Both infants are now in a neonatal intensive care unit. Their father, Dennis Renz, said the family plans to celebrate the birthdays separately.

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Stolen snack truck triggers feeding frenzy ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police said a Frito-Lay delivery truck was stolen, abandoned and recovered, but not before some people helped themselves to “free” snacks. Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin said the truck was stolen at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday when the driver went inside a store on Baltic Avenue, four blocks west of the Boardwalk casinos, to make a delivery. When officers found the truck abandoned a short time later on nearby Maryland Avenue, people were running off carrying bags of chips.

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8B / Friday, April 2, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Church News ABUNDANT LIFE MINISTRIES

Easter worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday with Pastor William Earl Gorham speaking. Special music will be provided by guest musicians.

BARBECUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the church. Sunrise service will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 11 a.m. at the church.

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast. Sunday school will begin at 8 a.m. then ending with the Easter cantata at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening service.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The Rev. Paul J. Shields will present the sermon, “Dead and Gone,” at the 11 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service.

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH

An Easter egg hunt will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday for children (1 12). There will be lots of food and fun for everyone. Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 8 a.m. followed by worship service at 9 a.m. at the church.

CALVARY UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

Puppets in the Park will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park. There will be puppet shows, dramas, testimonies, hot dogs, drawings for prizes Ipod and other prizes, Candy Rain for children and more. Event is free. For more information, call (919) 356-9580.

Friendly Baptist Church 7th church anniversary with Spring revival leading off the line of services. The theme will be “Taking the Path to Spiritual Growth, Soaring to New Heights.” Revival services will be held Wednesday through Friday with the Rev. Toddy Brooks of Rosehill AME Zion Church in Moncure delivering the messages. Local choirs are slated to render music include Unity Powerhouse, First Church of Christ, Rosehill Choir, Holy Trinity United Holy Church and Deliverance Youth Choir.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST CHURCH Good Friday Tenebrae service drama, “Two Faces in the Shadow,” and the Lord’s Supper will be held at 7 p.m. today at the church. Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday on church property at US 1 & 15-501. The Easter cantata, “I Know My Redeemer Lives,” will be presented at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the church. The men’s fellowship breakfast will be held at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Wenger’s Restaurant.

EASTSIDE PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH An Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Hamburger and hot dogs will be served. Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Florence Baker delivering the message. There will be special singing. Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH An Easter egg hunt celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for children 1 through 12 years of age. Sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and worship service at 8:30 a.m. at the church. No evening service will be held.

EVANS CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH

Pastor Hobert Sheffield was ordained and licensed on March 14 with a doctorate degree by Dr. Steve Rowe at Friendly Baptist Church. Pictured are (left to right) Dr. Steve Rowe and Pastor Hobert Sheffield and his wife Gayle Sheffield.

Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. followed by worship service and communion at 10 a.m. at the church.

at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall. The Easter cantata and a baptismal service will be presented at the 11 a.m. worship service. Care Team “C” will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the office building with Hugh and Joyce Rosser.

FIRST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

Pastor Greg Long will speak at the 8 a.m. Easter Sunday service. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Pastor Long will also speak at the 10 a.m. service, along with a special presentation from the Blacklight Ministry.

Sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. The choir will present the cantata, “In Christ Alone,” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Easter services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. There will be no Sunrise service this year.

The Sanctuary Choir will provide music for this service.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH

A combined traditional and contemporary worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Four Heart Harmony will perform Sunday. Pastor Stanley W. Wilt will deliver the Easter message at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church.

GETHSEMANE HOLY CHURCH

FAIR PROMISE AME ZION CHURCH

Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday with the theme, “The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ” followed by breakfast and worship service.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt Jam will begin at 12 noon Saturday for all ages. Everyone is invited for the fun, food and fellowship. Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. with the Lord’s Supper.

GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST CHURCH

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast. Worship service will be held at 9 a.m. at the church.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. today with Pastor Gerome Williams Sr. speaking. Elder Sylvester Quick will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

COOL SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. Sunday with breakfast following in the fellowship hall. The Easter musical “In the Presence of Jehovah” will be presented at the 8:25 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the church. Food will be available at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a modest price. Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday. Closeout camp meeting service will be held at 10 a.m. at the church.

DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST The church will celebrate its

FAITH HOPE DELIVERANCE CHRISTIAN CENTER Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Christian Empowerment, 707 Bragg St., Sanford.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Good Friday service will be held at 12 noon with a light lunch at 12:30 p.m. today at the church. Sunrise service will be at Buffalo Cemetery; 8:45 and 11 a.m. at the church (bring flowers for the cross)

FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH Good Friday worship service will be held at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. William Harrington of Lambert Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City as guest speaker. His choir and congregation will accompany him. Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Linda A. Smith, assistant pastor of First Calvary, as guest speaker. The Mass Choir will provide music. Immediately following the service, the Laymen League will serve breakfast. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Thomas E. Smith Sr. will be the speaker for the 11:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

There will be an Easter Day Festival Choral Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. conducted by Fr. Craig J. Lister.

Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday followed by Sunday school. The 11 a.m. service will not be held this week.

NEW BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

EXOUSIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, INC.

MT. NEBO FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH

NEW BEGINNING FOR CHRIST INDEPENDENT CHURCH

Pastor Steve L. Chesney will deliver the message at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church.

Community Easter sunrise service will be held t 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Ephesus Baptist Church Sunday. Easter worship service will be held at 11 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church.

A contemporary Easter Sunday worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church.

conclude at 7:30 p.m. today with Minister Eugene Harris as guest speaker.

Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 8 a.m. followed by worship service at 9 a.m.

The annual Women of God service will be observed at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Sherry B. Gray, Assistant Pastor of the Gethsemane Holy Church of Goldston in charge of the service. The Gethsemane Mixed Chorus will provide the music. All are welcome. Everyone is asked to wear white.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ville speaking and at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Minister Carlos White of Emmanuel Glorious Church of God in Sanford speaking.

Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. and Easter worship service at 9 a.m. at the church.

GREATER ZION HOLY TEMPLE The youth department with Pastor Joseph L. Barnes will present an Easter celebration entitled, “The Symbols of Easter,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

GULF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Easter Sunday worship will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Benton’s message, “The Obituary was Wrong!” Communion will also be a part of our worship experience.

HAYWOOD BIBLE CHURCH An Easter egg hunt and hot dog cookout will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by a light breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday School will be held at 8 a.m. followed by worship service at the church.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH The youth will present a dramatic interpretation of the meaning of Good Friday at 6:30 p.m. today. The annual Community Easter egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday with other activities, such as face painting, door prizes, a golden egg surprise for each age group, music, goodies to eat and balloons. (Children 1-12) Sunrise service will be held

JONES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

JONESBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The sermon “Reaching into the Barrel” will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church.

LEMON SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. followed by worship service at 10 a.m.

MAYS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. A special Resurrection celebration service will be held at 8 a.m. with an Easter message by the Rev. Eric N. Davidson, and include scripture reading and special music by Trent Jones, Minister to Families. An Easter egg hunt for children through fifth grade will be held during the morning worship service at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend all events.

MIRACLE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by worship service. There will be no Sunday school. Following the services, the church will meet at the Golden Corral for breakfast.

MONCURE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the church. Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church.

MOORE UNION CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by Sunday school at 8 a.m. and worship service at 9 a.m.

MT. CARMEL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH An all night shut-in will begin at 11 p.m. today at the church. Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday at the church.

MT. HERMAN AME ZION CHURCH The youth will sponsor a youth revival at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Anissa Little of Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Fayette-

Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday featuring a play, “This Man, Jesus.” Breakfast will be served following the service. Pastor Timothy Jenkins will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

NEW CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE The closing of the youth revival will be held at 7 p.m. today with Apostle Rodney Jenkins speaking. Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday with Bishop William Powell delivering the message. The youth will present their Easter play, “Have You Reached Your Verdict,” at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

NEW LIFE PRAISE CHURCH (SBC) Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast in the fellowship building. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. For our 10:30 A.M. Sunday worship, Pastor Josh Dickinson bring a special message on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be no 6 p.m. worship service. Adult Bible studies, Kids Klub and Uth meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Billie Buie and choir will render the service at 7 p.m. today at the church. Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Waterson and choir rendering the service. Breakfast will be served prior to Sunday school. There will be no 11 a.m. service.

NORTHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday at the church. Breakfast will be served by the men of the church following the service. Sunday school will begin at 8 a.m. The church choir will present an Easter Medley at 9 a.m. and the Rev. Barry Drum will deliver the Easter message.

OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at 7:15 a.m. by the men of the church. Sunday school will be held at 8:15 a.m. The Olivia Choir will present a cantata at 9:30 a.m.

POPLAR SPRINGS AME CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be served following the service. Worship service will be held at 9 a.m. at the church.

RECOVERY ROOM MINISTRIES A fish and hot dog sale will begin at 10 a.m. today at Donna’s Hair Salon. A yard sale will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a fish and hot dog sale will begin at 10 a.m. at Donna’s Hair Salon. The church will hold its first Easter service at 11:15 a.m. Sunday followed by an Easter egg hunt and cookout at Nancy Kiser Park in Carthage.

ST. MARK UNITED CHURCH OF GOD The pre-Easter service will

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH Worship service will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast in the activities building. Sunday school will conclude the day’s services.

SHALLOW WELL CHURCH

The children’s Easter egg hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a hot dog lunch, games, stories and the egg hunt. All children are invited. Sunrise service will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Worship service and Holy Communion will be held at 10:55 a.m. Sunday at the church.

SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Craig Dodson will speak on “Prepare For Tomorrow, Trust Jesus Today” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Adult Bible study and youth classes at 9:30 a.m. Communion will be observed after the worship service. Contemporary services will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Craig Dodson speaking on “Prayer Should Be As Natural As Breathing.” Nursery and children’s church provided. Transportation available, call (919) 777-6579.

STAR OF HOPE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH The Sunday Night Express will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday featuring the Mighty Sanfordaires, Gospel Echos, Voices of Truth and other.

SWANN STATION BAPTIST CHURCH An Easter egg hunt will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church for children in the fifth grade and younger. There will be free hot dogs, a puppet show, games, face painting and prizes. For more information, call 499-5525. Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday at Cameron Grove Cemetery. In case of rain, the sunrise service will be held in the church sanctuary. A full breakfast will follow in the fellowship building. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9 a.m. followed by worship service at 10 a.m. with the adult choir presenting the Easter musical, “Reign, Jesus, Reign.” Children’s church during worship service for children (preschool - fifth grade). Nursery will be provided. There will be no evening services.

TAYLORS’ CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH The church will present the Easter play entitled, “With A ll Power in His Hands,” at 7 p.m. today at the Wicker Civic Center.

TEMPTING CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The Easter program will be held at 6:30 p.m. today with the play entitled “A Funeral for the Living” presented. Sunrise service will be held at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. All other services will be at their normal time.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the church. Resurrection of our lord worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Tim Martin delivering the message. Easter potluck breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Bring your favorite breakfast dish, muffins, bagels, etc. An Easter egg hunt will follow breakfast.

ZION CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 8 a.m. followed by worship service at 9 a.m. at the church.

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Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Henry C. Francis, and Patricia D. Francis, to Shapiro & Kreisman, dated November 16, 2004, and recorded November 23, 2004 in Book 945, on Page 893, Lee County Public Registry, the undersigned Substitute Trustee declares as follows:

There is a default by the Owner or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; and the undersigned, on behalf of Butler & Hosch, P.A., or Frances S. White, either of whom may act 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 Owner and Holder of the Note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse door or other usual and customary location as designated by the Clerk's Office on April 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the real property secured by the above-described Deed of Trust recorded in Book 945, on Page 893, situated in Lee County, North Carolina, as more particularly described therein, which legal description is made a part hereof and incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein.

Said property as shown on the abovedescribed Deed of Trust is commonly known as 170 Hill Avenue, Sanford, North Carolina 273303552

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Sale is residential real property with less than fifteen (15) rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days’ notice to the landlord. The tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of termination. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of forty-five cents (45¢) per one hundred dollars ($100.00), up to a maximum of $500.00. A cash deposit (cashier's check or certified funds, no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all of the remaining amounts are

immediately due and owing. Should the foreclosure action be dismissed or any portion have to be redone for any reason, the bid deposit will be returned to the third party bidder and no other remedies will be assertable. The third party bidder acts upon their own risk if they expend any funds in favor of the foreclosed property prior to the receipt of a deed from the Substitute Trustee. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, and en-

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cumbrances of record. Dated: January 26, 2010 By: Butler & Hosch, P.A. or Frances S. White, either of whom may act Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 30368 Charlotte, NC 282300368 (704) 909-5656

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Edward C. Loso qualified on March 10, 2010 as Executor of the Estate of Elizabeth M. Loso, late of Lee County, North Carolina. This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before June 10, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment. Payments and claims should be mailed to Edward C. Loso, 1220 Lemmond Drive, Sanford NC 27330. March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2010

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M. Andrew Lucas, immediately due and Trustee, dated owing. 6/27/2006, and recordHAVING qualified as ed on 6/29/2006, in Said properExecutor of the estate Book 1035, Page 761, ty to be offered purof Imad Ahmad Lee County Registry. suant to this Notice of Asmar, deceased, late Sale is being offered of Lee County, North Default hav- for sale, transfer and Carolina, this is to ing been made in the conveyance "AS IS notify all persons payment of the inWHERE IS". There having claims against debtedness thereby are no representathe estate of said desecured by the said tions of warranty receased to present deed of trust and the lating to the title or them to the under- undersigned and the any physical, envisigned within three holder of the note evi- ronmental, health or months from March dencing said indebt- safety conditions ex12, 2010 or this notice edness having direct- isting in, on, at, or rewill be pleaded in bar ed that the deed of lating to the property of their recovery. All trust be foreclosed, being offered for sale. persons indebted to the undersigned Sub- This sale is made subsaid estate please stitute Trustee will ject to all prior liens, make immediate payoffer for sale at the unpaid taxes, special ment. This 12, day of Courthouse Door of assessments, easeMarch, 2010. the Lee County ments, rights of way, Mansour Saleh Courthouse, Sanford, deeds of release, and Rammouni North Carolina, or any other encum607 Cashmere Court the usual and custom- brances or exceptions Sanford, NC, 27330 ary location at the of record. Executor/trix Lee County Courtof the estate of house for conducting Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Imad Ahmad Asmar the sale on April 16, 45-21.16A(b), an order (March 12, 19, 26 2010 at 10:00 am, and for possession of the April 2) will sell to the highest property may be isbidder for cash the sued pursuant to NORTH following described N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in faCAROLINA property situated in vor of the purchaser IN THE GENERAL Lee County, North and against the party COURT OF JUSTICE Carolina, to wit: or parties in possesLEE COUNTY sion by the clerk of BEFORE THE SEE EXHIBIT A AT- superior court of the CLERK TACHED HERETO county in which the AND INCORPORATproperty is sold. ED HEREIN Pursuant to N.C.G.S. FILE NO. 10SP0061 45-21.16A(b), Any perSave and ex- son who occupies the IN THE MATTER OF cept any releases or property pursuant to THE FORECLOSURE deeds of release of rea rental agreement OF A DEED OF cord. entered into or reTRUST EXECUTED newed on or after OcBY Said proper- tober 1, 2007, may, afMICHAEL HODGE ty is commonly ter receiving the noand spouse, known as 808 Hill- tice of sale, terminate NOTICE OF SALE wood Street, Sanford, the rental agreement AMI HODGE, dated North Carolina 27330. upon 10 days’ written 6/27/2006, notice to the landlord. RECORDED IN Third party Upon termination of BOOK 1035, PAGE purchasers must pay a rental agreement, 761, the excise tax, and the tenant is liable LEE COUNTY the court costs of Forfor rent due under REGISTRY, BY ty-Five Cents ($0.45) the rental agreement M. ANDREW LUCAS, per One Hundred Dol- prorated to the effecTRUSTEE lars ($100.00) pur- tive date of the termisuant to NCGS 7Anation. 308(a)(1). A cash deUnder and posit (no personal This 17th by virtue of the powchecks) of five perday of March, 2010. er of sale contained cent (5%) of the purin chase price, or Seven that certain deed of Hundred Fifty Doltrust executed by Mi- lars ($750.00), which- _____________________ chael Hodge and ever is greater, will ___________ spouse Ami Hodge to be required at the time of the sale. FolM. Classified lowing the expiration Andrew Lucas Advertising of the statutory upset Call bid period, all the re718-1201 maining amounts are Trustee 718-1204 EXECUTOR NOTICE

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HARRINGTON, GILLELAND &

615 Seven Lakes North

WINSTEAD

West End, North Carolina 27376

P.O. Box 1045, Sanford, N.C. 27330 919/776-4131 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

W.W. Seymour, Jr., Attorney at Law PA Attorney for Estate PO Box 3516 Sanford, NC 27330

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Peggy M. Gilmore and Samuel R. Maul110 din qualified on Special Notices March 15, 2010 as CoExecutors of the Es- WILL MOVE OLD JUNK tate of Alberta W. CARS! BEST PRICES Mauldin, late of Lee PAID. Call for complete County, North Carolicar delivery price. na. This is to notify McLeod’s Auto Crushing. all persons, firms, Day 499-4911. and corporations havNight 776-9274. ing claims against the 140 Estate to present them to the underFound signed on or before June 17, 2010 or this FOUND DOG: Jack Russell notice will be pleaded - looking male dog, white w/ brown has a small in bar of their recovblack collar. Found in ery. All persons, firms and corpora- Woodbridge area. Please call Edray at tions indebted to said 919-708-6908. Estate please make immediate payment. 190 Payments and claims Yard Sales should be mailed to Peggy M. Gilmore, 1438 Carthage Street 3239 Swanns St. Rd., Saturday 8am-Noon Sanford NC 27332, Clothes, HH Items, Toys, and Samuel R. MaulLots of Misc Items din, 3219 Swanns St. 1677 Minter School Road Rd., Sanford NC 27332. Friday&Saturday 7am-Until PLEASE PUBLISH: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF LEE

Baby Girl Clothes 012months, Baby Items, HH Items, Toys and MORE.

3 Family YS Sat 7am Main Street Baseball Field in Broadway. Tools, Outdoor Furniture, and HH Stuff.

4 Family Yard Sale Having qualified on Saturday Bay Breeze the 23rd day of FebruParking Lot 7am-Until ary, 2010 as Executor for the Estate of Ed- Game System & Games, win Donnell, Jr., de- Home Interior, Crib, High ceased late of Lee Chair, Toys, VHS, TV, FAX, Board Games, Office County, North Carolina this is to notify all Chair, Clothing, HH Items. persons, firms and 615 McNeill Road corporations having ATTIC SALE Sat 7:30-12 claims against the EsBaby Bed, Luggage, tate to present them Lamps, Kitchen Items, to the undersigned on Bedding, Pictures, Coolers, or before June 11, Afghans, Rugs, Clothes, 2010 or this notice Shoes, Pic Frames, and will be pleaded in bar LOTS LOTS LOTS MORE of their recovery. All Ask about our persons, firms and YARD SALE SPECIAL corporations indebted to said estate 8 lines/2 days* should make immedi$13.50 ate payment. Get a FREE “kit”: 6 signs, 60 price stickers,

This the 9th day of 6 arrows, marker, inventory March, 2010. sheet, tip sheet! *Days must be consecutive

Michael L. Donnell, Executor Estate of Edwin Donnell, Jr., deceased

BIG YARD SALE Fri & Sat 7am-Until326 Peach Orchard Rd. We have exercise equipment, fishing stuff, CDs, & some antiques, we also have a 76 dodge truck for sale call 776-0739 for more info or directions

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190 Yard Sales

210 Vehicles Wanted

Carthage, 5 Mile Flea Market - Joel Rd. Sat., April 17 (8am-2pm). Reserve a 20x20 space. Call 910-947-2905

Junk Car Removal Paying $200 and Up for vehicle. Old Batteries Paying $5-$15 919-842-1606

Children’s Clothes Only 100’s of Items Priced Cheap 1432 White Hill Road For private showing call 919-775-2988 Friday 8am - 2pm Saturday 8am- 12 Noon Donna’s Hair Salon-300 S. Gulf St. (7:30 Saturday) All Clothes Sizes, Baby Clothes, HH Items, Rugs, Many Items, Lof ot Stuff For $1, Washing Machine $25, Computers. 776-4490 EVERYTHING MUST GO Saturday April 3rd 7am-11am Furn., Crafts, Toys, Books, and More !!! 351 Gilliam Road off Plank Road Lemonade Stand Also HUGE 5 Family Yard Sale To Many Items to List Saturday 4/3 7am-Until 4129 Steele Bridge Road HUGE SPRING CLEANING SALE Sat April 3rd 7am - Until 717 Saint Andrews Church Road Men, Women, & Childrens Clothing, Shoes, Girls Dresses, HH Items, &MORE Multi Family Yard Sale Saturday 8-Until 1829 Doctors Drive Across from Hospital Baby Items, HH Items, Tools, Etc. Name brand Women’s Clothes & Children Clothing & Shoes. Lots of toys (inside & Outside) HH Items, Ford Explorer. Behind Fire Department In Broadway

240 Cars - General Automobile Policy: Three different automobile ads per household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, billing will be at the “Business Rate”.

255 Sport Utilities

YARD SALE Fri. March 2 & Sat. 3rd 418 S. Franklin Drive 8:00-Until Years of accumulated items. Something for everyone! Tools. Good prices but no junk. Yard Sale Friday 8-Until 421 N. Beside All Animal Hospital Women Plus Size Clothes, Big Men Clothes, Boys, Girls, and Teen Clothes, Toys and HH Items Yard Sale Friday 8am-3pm 912 Colon Road HH Items, Books, Tables, Totes, Chairs, & Lots More Yard Sale Leftovers Spring Cleaning? Have Stuff You Would Like To Get Rid Of? Call: 2708788 or 356-2333 Yard Sale Sat. April 3 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 3200 Lemon Springs Rd. HH Items, Lots Of Baby Clothes, Carseat, Men, Womens & Children’s Clothing, Baby Toys. Yard Sale Saturday April 3rd 9am-1pm 160 Chris Cole Rd (Sanford) 4th House On The Right (Brick House) Rain Date: April 10rd (Same Time) Yard Sale Thurs & Fri April 1st & 2nd 7-Until 1387 Post Office Road off Colon Road. HH Items, Baby Items, Elvis Items, Tanning Bed, Tanning Lotions, PS2 Games, & Much More Yard Sale: Sat 7-12 420 Cricket Hearth Road (Winding Creek SBDV) Toys, Kids (Toddler-Juniors) & Adult Clothes, Christmas Tree. HH Items, 8ft Inflatable Pool, Fish Tank NAME YOUR PRICE Yard Sale: Saturday, April 3rd 7:00am – 11:00am; 1505 Phillips Drive, Owl’s Nest Neighborhood. Men, Women and Juniors clothing, household items, queen size bedding, Kohler cast iron sink and more! Yard/Garage Sale April 2nd and 3rd From 8am until 12 noon both days. 1084 Claude White Road Please bring small denomination currency

200 Transportation 210 Vehicles Wanted Big Boys Junk Cars looking for junk cars. Anywhere from $100 to $200 a car. Call Anytime: 910-3911791 Cash Paid for Junk Cars Call Anytime $100-$200 919-842-1674

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

500 Free Pets 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

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 2:00 PM DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00 Free Kittens to Good Home pm Friday for Raised Indoors, Adorable, Sat/Sun ads). SanFriendly, Very Socialable, and Trained. ford Herald, Classi919-776-9993 fied Dept., 718-1201 or 600 718-1204

270 Motorcycles 2 Vintage Yamaha’s 1971 xs 650-1974 RD 350. Stock with Factory Paint. Some Restorations Needed 910-964-6542

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

PUPPETS IN THE PARK this Saturday 2pm-4pm Will have Puppet shows, Sloan Hill Small Engine Free Food, Drama. Repair 316 Sloan Ln., Drawings for Prizes. Ipod & Sanford NC 258-6361 or More. Kwanas Park. Ques770-0029 Pickup&Delivery tions call 919-356-9580 Available Reasonable Rates * EVERYTHING IS FREE * Yard Sale BIG VARIETY 503 Midland Ave Thurs, Fri, & Sat

455 Help Wanted Trades

370 Home Repair L.C Harrell Home Improvement Decks, Porches, Buildings Remodel/Repair, Electrical Interior-Exterior Quality Work Affordable Prices No job Too Small No Job Too Large (919)770-3853 The Man That Can: Custom Interior Painting, Pressure Washing & A Variety Of Home Repairs. Ask For Chris: 910-703-6765

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General

Merchandise

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

10 Ft Fiberglass River/Pond High Side Row Boat w/ 2 Bench Seats. No Oars. $150 Call: 919-356-4185 25’’ Console TV with Converter $75 775-3914 255/50/16 Gold & Silver Rims w/ 2 good tires Good Cond. $75. Tanning Bulbs $50 a box- like new glass. Pool Table/Air Hockey Fully Furn. Good Cond., $150. 910-3033505 27’’ Screen TV Excellent Condition 32’’ HD TV Only 1 Year Old 777-08-24 or 708-8796 3 Bed Frames •2 with Flat Scuff Protectors $20/Each •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 Chest of Drawers $35 Treadmill $75 Solid Maple Entertainment Center $50 Antique Signer Sewing Machine $45 777-5429 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.

640 Firewood

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

DEADLINE for Ads is 2 P.M.

the day PRIOR to publication. PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR YARD SALE ADS. THE SANFORD HERALD, CLASSIFIED DEPT. 718-1201 or 718-1204

1 & 2 BR Apts Rents start at $355 Equal Housing Opportunity Woodbridge Apartments 919-774-6125

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650 Household/Furniture China Hutch Glass Doors $500 Neg. Childs Roll Top Desk w/ Chair $60 919-776-9720

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! “CALL TODAY, SELL TOMORROW” Sanford Herald Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

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

For Sale: Assorted Baby Chicks, Bantams, Ducks, Bronze Turkeys, Guineas, & Broilers. Call: 919-2585533

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

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

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 2BR 1BA, with Closed in Garage located between White Hill & Cameron $600/mo with $600/dep No Pets 775-2988

SANFORD GARDENS GUN AUCTION- Online Estate Policy: One (house) per Age 62 and disabled under household per year at the Only, vintage shotguns, ri62 who may qualify “Family Rate”.Consecutive fles, handguns & military different locations/addresses Adcock Rentals arms from a lifetime collecwill be billed 774-6046 EHO tion. Bidding Ends April 8th at the “Business Rate”. Welcome spring in your at 11:00 AM, Bid ONLINE cozy. comfortable, warm at www.HouseAuctionComInitial interest rates from and affordable home at pany.com 252-729-1162, 3.75% for New Energy Westrridge NCAL#7889, Star Homes. Apartments See Inventory at Be sure to inquire about www.grocecompanies.com Our Move-in Special! and dial 919-770-4883 or DONATE YOUR VEHICLE2 BR Units Receive $1000 Grocery 770-2554 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Coupon. United Breast West Lake Valley 3BR 2.5 Washer/dryer hook in Cancer Foundation. Free BA Brick Ranch on Pond. each unit Section 8 Mammograms, Breast CanOpen Floor Plan. welcomed Disability cer info: www.ubcf.info. Beautifully Landscaped. accessible units Equal Free Towing, Tax Deducti770-1828 or 774-7573 House Opportunity ble, Non-Runners Accepted, Pathway Drive 1-888-468-5964. 830 Sanford, NC 27330 (919)775-5134 Mobile Homes ALL CASH VENDING! Do CLASSIFIED LINE AD Wheel Hollow Apts. You Earn Up to $800/day DEADLINE: 2BR/1.5BA No Pets (potential)? Your own local $535/month route. 25 Machines and 2:00 PM $535/deposit Candy. All for $9,995. 1DAY BEFORE Call:910-528-7505 888-753-3458, MultiVend, PUBLICATION. (2:00 LLC. pm Friday for Sat/Sun 735 ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., For Rent - Room ATTEND COLLEGE ON718-1201 or 718LINE from home. Medical, For Rent 1BR, 1BA, Parlor. 1204 Business, Paralegal, AcCable TV, Furnished, counting, Criminal Justice. 900 $125/weekly with 2 week Job placement assistance. Dep. 258-6377 Miscellaneous Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 740 920 888-899-6918. www.CenFor Rent - Mobile turaOnline.com Auctions

2BR MH in country, private, access to pond & pasture, references, $459/mo., $250 dep.Call 775-9939. 2BR/1BA MH Western Harnett Area $385/mo No Pets! Call: 919-478-5069 3BR 2BA MH Central Heat & AC. Wash/Dryer with Carport. Private Lot in Johnsonville $450/mo + Dep & Ref No Pets 919-775-9139 Furnished 2 BR MH $340/mo No Pets Ref Req 919-499-9939

765 Commercial Rentals

Council’s Auction 7pm Fri 2nd Eddy Sat 3rd Johnny 2 Good Sellers & Good Deals Lakeview 910-245-7347 Lonnie Council #5665 Harris Realty & Auction “Since 1989” One Call...We Sell It All!! Land, Houses, Equipment Business Liquidation, Estates, Antiques, Coins, Furniture, Consignments, etc. jerryharrisauction.com 545-4637 or 498-4077 Old Fashioned Auction Saturday 7pm 1218 Old Business Hwy 1 Cameron 910-245-4896 919-478-9283 NCAL# 1862

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Homes

2BR 2BA Furnished 14x80 MH For Rent in Secluded Private Lake Area 10 Miles from Sanford $450/mo 919-837-2332

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MODELS OPEN Sat & Sun 1-5 Copper Ridge US#1 at 4BD/3BA, Sanford. Johnhire. Western Express. Exit 76 Nottingham US#1 son Properties, NCAL7340, Class A CDL and good drivat Exit 69 B Sun 1-5 919-693-2231, www.johning record required. 866Woodbridge, Lee Ave. Dial sonproperties.com. 863-4117. 770-4883 or 770-2554 *Houses/Mobile Homes/Real

Mowing, Landscaping, Yard Work, Brush Clearing, Tree Removal, Fire Wood Delivery, ETC. Will do anything Call 498-4852 or 258-9360

General Office Clerical Gray Flex Systems, Inc. located in Coats, NC, is Gateway Computer For seeking to fill a full-time 2BR/2BA house in CaroliSale: Full Set Up Or Tower general office/clerical na Trace, 1 yr lease, sec. Only. Call for details: position. Highly proficient dep & references req’d. 774-1066 in Microsoft Office (Excel No pets. $600/mo; $600 Spreadsheet, Word) a Home Trend Car Seat with sec dep. Call 776-4744 must. Will have Stroller. Green. $70 responsibilities in A/R, Excellent Con. Aprica Navy Order Entry, Billing, Design Stroller $50. Excel- 3,000 sq ft, 1.5 story 3BR, Customer Service, lent Con. Rocker/Glider 3BA, family rm, DR, sunrm, Collections, Price Quotes, Oak wood with blue porch. Lg kitchen. Heat working with sales group cushions $40 775-1336 pump. $1200. 777-3340 and special projects. after 5pm Cross-training to cover 3226 Hawkins Avenue Male Goat other positions due to 4BR/2BA $1,000/mo 2 1/2 Years Old vacation, absenteeism, etc. Adcock Rentals For Sale. $50. Must be well organized 774-6046 776-3339 and ability to work in fast-pace environment. Patio Furniture-Large Table, 3BR 1BA 517 Cross Street Position requires punctual 2 Captains Chairs, 4 Regu$600/mo $600/dep person with solid attendlar Chairs, & Cushions. ExWasher & Dryer Hookup ance. Wk Hrs will be M-F cellent Cond. Paid $900 Lvg Rm w/ FP & Office approximately 8:00 am to Asking $250. Call: 777Big Back Yard 4:30 pm. Benefits. 0575 Van Harris Realty Send resume to 775-3513 Radial Arm Saw dgrady@grayflex.com, 10 Inch Blade $225 mail to: Gray Flex Systems, 50 Arden Lane, Goldston. 919-776-9720 Inc., Attn: General Office, Large kitchen & pantry, P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC Twin Bed Frame, Headden, 1BR, 1 BA, new vinyl, 27521 or apply in person board, Spring & Mattress freshly painted. Good at the HR Office: Gray Flex Excellent Condition- $80 condition. $400 mo. Systems, Inc., 232 N. Ida Call: 919-774-1572 No Pets & Police Check Street, Coats, NC. 919-898-4754 Zoombak Tractor Still Under Contract Help Wanted: $60 McIver Historical District : Experienced Tree Call: 919-258-5838 or 202 Hillcrest DR Removers with Small 919-200-1673 919-721-0413 4 BR 2 Full amount of bucket Bath, Pantry, Sun Room, truck exp. DW, Basement, Back Deck 605 919-356-0651 Miscellaneous 353-5782 THE SANFORD HERALD (2) 12” speakers in enmakes every effort to follow Sanford Honda closed box w/ amp. 2 sub HUD guidelines in rental Is in need of a Sales woofers enclosed in box. advertisements placed by Associate Brand: Kicker. Set of 17” our advertisers. We reserve Qualified candidate will be rims & tires. Call for pricthe right to refuse or Self Motivated ing: 910-977-9558 change ad copy as A Team Player necessary for Career Oriented For Sale Travel Resort of HUD compliances. We will train the America. $500 plus transright person. fer fees. Dues pd until Aug. Re-application is not 2010 Call: 919-499-1155 necessary. HAVING A Contact Stacey Cheek YARD SALE? 919-774-8864 The

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