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County Manager Crumpton to recommend BB&T’s financing proposal By CAITLIN MULLEN

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OBAMA TOUTS JOBS REPORT IN CHARLOTTE President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a new government report showing the most jobs created in nearly three years. “We are beginning to turn the corner,” he told employees of a manufacturing plant in Charlotte that received government stimulus money

SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a financing plan for the estimated $19.5 million in renovations to Lee County High School. BB&T and Bank of America each submitted financing

proposals; Lee County Manager John Crumpton will recommend the board choose BB&T’s plan. Crumpton said he was worried about the finer details of the financing plans, but is relieved things have fallen into place. On the 15-year BB&T financing plan recommended by Crumpton, the county pays nothing until May 13, 2012, when

$540,000 is due. The county then pays increasingly more each year at a 6.4 percent taxable rate. By May 13, 2025, the county will have paid $19,980,000. The total net interest expense over the 15-year period will amount to $2,621,075. “We’re very pleased,” Crump-

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Also on Monday n In addition to the financing plan, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will address changes to health insurance costs, appointments to boards/ commissions/committees and hold a public hearing on recommended capital improvements

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Sanford Pottery Festival

Volunteers wanted for pottery fest This week, we Take 5 with Beth Guerrero and Sharon Lankford, who help coordinate volunteers for the annual Sanford Pottery Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for May 1 & 2 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

NATION ADDED MOST JOBS IN THREE YEARS The nation added jobs at the fastest pace in three years last month as factories, stores, hospitals and the census all brought workers on board — the surest sign yet that the worst employment market in a generation has finally snapped back

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‘DYNASTY’ TYCOON FORSYTHE DEAD AT 92 John Forsythe, the handsome, smooth-voiced actor who made his fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TV’s “Dynasty” and the voice of the leader of “Charlie’s Angels,” has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92. Page 9A

Local REPORT: LOVE EFFECTIVE A report released Friday by a nonprofit research puts N.C. Rep. Jimmy Love in upper echelon of legislators Page 3A

Vol. 80, No. 77 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

Co-owner Charlene Ray signs the last beam to be placed on Sanford’s first “green” building on Friday off of Carthage Street. At right, workers place the final beam on the building Friday. The beam holds the American flag as well as a tree to represent no fatalities during construction. ASHLEY GARNER/ The Sanford Herald

Chatham County Courthouse Fire

Earl of Chatham lost in the rubble? By BILLY BALL

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PITTSBORO — As crews dig out the rubble of the Chatham Court Courthouse, the question remains: What happened to the Earl of Chatham William Pitt? A portrait of the stately British politician, for whom the county and

Happening Today 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. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

Pittsboro are named, hung prominently behind the judge’s bench for decades at the historic courthouse. But when a fire ravaged the building last week, the fate of Pittsboro’s oldest statesman was shrouded in mystery. That mystery remained

Investigators continue to comb through the courthouse rubble in search of this painting of William Pitt.

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: How did you become involved with the SPF?

: Beth: My involvement with the Sanford Pottery Festival began through my employment with AK&K Corporation and Clyde Atkins. When Mr. Atkins and Don Hudson started the preliminary planning of the festival, Mr. Atkins asked if I would be interested in helping with the volunteers. The first two years I assisted the Volunteer Chairman then the third year became Volunteer Co-Chairman along with Sharon Lankford. Sharon: My involvement began after I attended the first festival. The excitement that year from exhibitors and attendees caused me to want to volunteer the second year. After that I was hooked and by the third year became Co-Chairman of the volunteers. Since working with Beth we have made the volunteer program less complicated.

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INDEX

More Weather, Page 10A

OBITUARIES

D.G. Martin

Sanford: Darrell Doby, 48; Berene McLeod, 79 Broadway: William Pulley, 80 Clinton: Mildred Anders, 75 Olivia: Patrick White, 71

Treasures like Eckerd Drugs and Cone Mills are slowly disappearing from our state

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

Monday n The 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: xxxx CELEBRITIES: Actress-singer Doris Day is 87. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is 80. Conservationist Dame Jane Goodall is 76. Actor William Gaunt is 73. Actor Eric Braeden is 69. Actress Marsha Mason is 68. Singer Wayne Newton is 68. Singer Billy Joe Royal is 68. Singer Tony Orlando is 66. Comedy writer Pat Proft is 63. Folk-rock singer Richard Thompson is 61. Country musician Curtis Stone (Highway 101) is 60. Blues singer-guitarist John Mooney is 55. Rock musician Mick Mars (Motley Crue) is 54. Actor Alec Baldwin is 52. Actor David Hyde Pierce is 51. Rock singer John Thomas Griffith (Cowboy Mouth) is 50. Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 49. Rock singer-musician Mike Ness (Social Distortion) is 48. Rock singer Sebastian Bach is 42. Rock musician James MacDonough is 40. Olympic gold medal ski racer Picabo Street is 39.

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

Faces & Places

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

SUNDAY 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.

Today is Saturday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2010. There are 272 days left in the year. This day in history: On April 3, 1860, the legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.) In 1865, Union forces occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va. In 1882, outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford, a member of James’ gang. In 1936, Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted in Trenton, N.J. for the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. In 1946, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed by firing squad outside Manila. In 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Marshall Plan, designed to help European allies rebuild after World War II and resist Communism. In 1968, the day before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “mountaintop” speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers. North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks. In 1974, deadly tornadoes struck wide parts of the South and Midwest before jumping across the border into Canada; more than 300 fatalities resulted. In 1990, jazz singer Sarah Vaughan died in suburban Los Angeles at age 66.

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.

an opportunity for candidates to meet and talk with voters and to pass out campaign literature. The forum portion will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 9 p.m. Each candidate will be allowed three minutes for an introduction and platform. Questions from the audience will follow. n The Lee County Horticulture Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 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 An Aquatic Weed Management Worship will be held in the auditorium of the Chatham County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro from 7 to 9 p.m. To attend this workshop, people should preregister by either calling the Chatham County Center at (919) 542-8202 or by emailing jane_tripp@ ncsu.edu by April 7. There is a $5 registration fee to cover the cost of materials.

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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 Representative in the upstairs courtroom of the old Lee County Courthouse on South Horner Boulevard. The forum, which begins at 6 p.m. with light refreshments, will offer

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,

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Census count of deployed in doubt FORT BRAGG (MCT) — About 15,000 Fort Bragg soldiers of the 18th Airborne Corps were deployed on Census Day on Thursday. Local and state officials have expressed concern that deployed soldiers might not be counted with the civilian communities where they are permanently stationed. Fort Bragg has about 6,000 soldiers in Iraq and 8,000 in Afghanistan, said Maj. Gen. Dan Allyn, the deputy commander of Fort Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corps. About 1,000 Fort Bragg soldiers are still in Haiti in support of efforts to help the country recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake. The 2nd Battalion of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division remains in Haiti. Gov. Bev Perdue says large military deployments could hurt North Carolina and especially its military communities in the 2010 census and for the next 10 years. The governor is asking Gary Locke, the U.S. secretary of commerce, to use the last military base where the deployed service member was assigned as “the first priority for counting deployed service members.� Her proposal would reverse the way deployed military personnel are counted in the census. Perdue said in a letter earlier this month that North Carolina had 41,200 service members deployed and that having those people not counted — or counted in other states — could cost North Carolina $641.5 million over the next 10 years. The 2010 census is the first since Fayetteville annexed Fort Bragg, and each additional person adds $1,625 a year in state and federal shared revenues, said Dale Iman, Fayetteville’s city manager. — The Fayetteville Observer

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Blaze at chicken plant nearly destroys building MAXTON (AP) — Fire has ripped through a North Carolina plant for one of the country’s largest chicken processing companies. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that fire broke out just before midnight at the House of Raeford plant in Maxton, 85 miles south of Raleigh and near the

South Carolina state line. About 100 firefighters fought the fire. Investigators say a warehouse on the property was gutted. No injuries were reported. Live chickens are not kept at the plant, which processes chicken parts into products like chicken patties and chicken hot dogs.

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Ex-Marine guilty in fatal game with gun JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A North Carolina jury has convicted a former Camp Lejeune Marine from Ohio after a deadly game with a loaded handgun that left his roommate dead. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 21-year-old Michael Everett Smith of Erie County, Ohio, was found guilty Thursday of second degree murder. Smith was sentenced to between eight and 10 and a half years in prison for the death of 19-year-old Bryan Thorkelson. Prosecutors persuaded jurors that Smith shot Thorkelson at their kitchen table during a Russian roulette-like game in which participants take turns pointing a handgun at each other. The game has been reported in Marine barracks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Smith was discharged from the Marine Corps after his arrest. He had served for about three years.

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School says former worker stole public funds DURHAM (AP) — North Carolina financial investigators have been called in after the head of North Carolina Central University in Durham says he found evidence a former employee siphoned taxpayer money into a personal bank account. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that university chancellor Charlie Nelms says the money was taken from a program that has received more than $13 million from the state budget, federal and state grants, and private foundations. Nelms says an internal audit indicates the former director of the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium took “substantial funds.� He did not say how much was taken. No charges have been filed. The consortium helps minority children close the education achievement gap and is administered by the university.

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Parishioners from St. Stephen Catholic Church performed the “Stations of the Cross,� the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus (played here by Freddie Hurtado) in honor of Good Friday and the Easter weekend.

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Love scores high in effectiveness By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

RALEIGH — N.C. Rep. Jimmy Love (D-Lee) ranked in the upper third of N.C. House members for effectiveness in the state legislature in 2009, according to a report released from a nonparisan research group Friday. In the report, released by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, Love ranked 33rd out of 119 N.C. House members for effectiveness in 2009, up from 57th in 2007. “I worked hard this session and I am pleased with the results,� Love said. “I ranked better than some of the veterans up

there.� The report also stated that N.C. Sen. Bob Atwater (D-Chatham) ranked 28th out of the 50 members of the N.C. Senate, up from 34th in 2007 and 42nd in 2005. The effectiveness rankings were based on surveys completed by capital news reporters, registered lobbyists based in North Carolina and the legislators themselves. The three groups are asked to rate each legislator on committee participation, skills at guiding bills through the General Assembly, general knowledge and expertise in specific fields. In addition to the survey results, the report

found that Love only missed one of the 114 legislative days in 2009, ranking him just behind 21 House members who each had perfect attendance. Love said he missed the one day due to an illness in his family. The report also stated that Love cast ballots in 99.56 percent of the 1,375 votes held by the House in 2009, a fact he said he was most proud of from the report. “I’m most pleased with my voting record,� he said. “It shows that I’ve been on the job.� Atwater was present for 106 of the 112 legislative days the senate held in 2007. He cast ballots

Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits WILMINGTON (AP) — Only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied in the two years since Congress, acting on concerns the military was cutting costs by downplaying injuries, ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims. As of mid-March, only 921 vets have applied out of the 77,000 the Pentagon estimates are eligible,

according to numbers provided to The Associated Press by the Physical Disability Board of Review. The panel was created in 2008 but started taking cases in January 2009. More than 230 cases have been decided, about 60 percent in favor of improving the veteran’s benefits, while an additional 119 case were dismissed as ineligible. Advocates and even the

board members themselves want the review panel to do a better job of getting the word out. “Quite frankly, I would like to see more opportunities for us to reach out to these people,� said Michael LoGrande, president of the three-member board that has a staff of 10. “But we are doing the best we can with the limited people and resources we have.�

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

State personnel records should be open March 25 Winston-Salem Journal

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orth Carolinians deserve to know more about the people who work for them. Sen. Phil Berger, an Eden Republican and the Senate minority leader, says he will file legislation in May that would open some public-employee personnel records. The bill would most likely end North Carolina’s run as one of the nation’s most secretive states with regard to employee records. Under current law, the public can find little about the work history of the people they employ in government jobs. Current salaries and titles are public but not salary and position histories. There’s no public right to see whether an employee has been disciplined or rated poorly in a

‘The current law ... can also protect people who abuse their positions and, sometimes, the people they are supposed to be serving.’ job evaluation. The state’s closed personnel records were a topic of considerable interest in the state’s media earlier in March. During Sunshine Week, which is dedicated to highlighting issues of government openness, McClatchy Newspapers reported on a number of cases in which closed records led to abuses in North Carolina governments. Berger is right when he says that the law must be changed. As it stands now, the public can’t determine whether employ-

ees who perform poorly or behave badly are being quietly moved from agency to agency to protect them from discipline or termination. The public is also kept in the dark regarding employees who are making quick moves up the salary and authority ladders. Sometimes those advancements have more to do with politics and nepotism than with performance. The current law protects more than the politically connected employee, however. It can also protect people who abuse their positions and, sometimes, the people they are supposed to be serving. The newspaper reports indicate that a former teacher who is now in prison got a new job even after she had been suspended by her previous district for “inappropriate contact” with a 15-year-old student. The school district that hired her

did not know of her past problems. By opening the state’s personnel records, the General Assembly would give the public and the press a better opportunity to find the people who are enjoying special privileges and accelerated advancements and, possibly, those who are abusing the system. The Legislature does not typically consider new legislation during its evennumbered sessions. But legislators must address political reform issues this spring in light of the scandals rocking Raleigh. An opening of state-personnel records to provide the information the public needs without abusing employees on truly personal matters would fit right into that effort. Legislators should heed Berger’s advice and open the records.

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achovia …going, going, gone. Wells Fargo is making their takeover a gradual one to ease the pain. But it’s all gone except the name, and it is fading away. It has happened before. Cannon towels. Ivey’s. Eckerd Drugs. Carolina Freight. Piedmont Airlines. McLean Trucking. Cone Mills. They are just a few of other great names have disappeared from our state’s landscape. It gives me a headache to think about it, which reminds me of other North Carolina names like B-C and Stanback that once represented prospering local businesses whose successes reached far beyond our state’s borders. There are other great North Carolina business names that still hang around even though the ownership and control has passed on to others, like Pepsi and Reynolds. We are proud of North Carolina businesses whose products and success become recognized across the country. They provided jobs for North Carolinians. So, as we lose those kinds of businesses, we are more open to the efforts of the governor and the rest of state government to persuade businesses to relocate or establish branches, manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, and film studios in North Carolina. We need the jobs and it is a big deal when the state loses any business. But when we lose a big-time, homegrown, home-owned business, it is a really big deal. Those North Carolina old “homegrown” businesses provided much more than jobs. Their founders and owners usually grew up or lived here. Often, they generously shared their wealth and their talents to make their communities and our state better. They provided leadership for community and statewide improvements in health, education, and infrastructure. They supported the kind of public investments that gave the state the building blocks to build a better economy and expanded opportunities for people to succeed. Thank goodness, North Carolina still has a host of homegrown businesses that give the state and its citizens good employment opportunities and a lot more. Belk, Duke Energy, Carolina Power, Lowe’s, Family Dollar, First Citizens, BB&T, VF, Harris Teeter, Lance, and others like them have been around a long time. They are rich treasures that are worth fighting hard to keep here. More recently companies like SAS and Quintiles have developed successful multinational businesses by building on a platform of talent, expertise, and intellectual resources gathered in the state’s universities. Having companies like SAS and Quintiles, the wealth they have created, the talents of their employees, and their support for the betterment of the state are assets that make other states envious.

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ith budget deficits, recession, and both chambers of the General Assembly up for grabs this fall, North Carolina voters have a lot to think about. But right now, it looks like the single-biggest factor shaping state politics will be the U.S. House vote to nationalize health care. Most North Carolinians didn’t want it. Most North Carolinians would have preJohn Hood ferred that Congress and the Obama adColumnist ministration focus on measures to enhance John Hood is president economic growth, rather than socking the of the John Locke Foundation economy in the jaw. Most North Carolinians motivated to come to the polls in November It’s become trite to say that this vote will want to hear how their elected offiis only the beginning of the health-care cials will repeal ObamaCare and replace it debate, not the end. But observations often with real health care reform that respects America’s traditions of federalism, individu- are trite because they are so obviously true. Since major portions of Obamacare don’t al liberty, and competitive markets. come into effect for several years, there’s They aren’t going to like what they hear plenty of time for repeal legislation — and from Democratic candidates. Liberals in any future Republican Congress and presiother states and in safe seats may feel good dent should feel entirely justified ignoring about what has happened in Washington. filibusters and other procedural roadblocks But many Democratic politicians in North to repeal, given the way Democrats have Carolina feel a sense of dread. They’re not handled the legislation. dumb. Congressional repeal won’t be the only Never before has Washington been so way for lovers of liberty to challenge Obamout of step with the country on a domestic aCare. More than a dozen state attorneys policy matter of such import. Never before general have filed a lawsuit to challenge the has Congress driven itself to such depths of constitutionality of the new federal manpublic disapproval for the sake of indulging date that all Americans do left-wing fanaticism. business with politically But once before, a ‘Until ObamaCare is favored health insurers. Democratic president did repealed, every time a State legislatures can also seek to nationalize health take a stand by authohealth insurer raises care through a complex rizing a constitutional array of new federal taxes premiums or denies a amendment to clarify that and regulations. Bill Clinclaim, Democrats will Congress has no power ton failed. His effort led be blamed.’ to intrude on the private to a Republican takeover health care arrangements of Congress, and of the of American citizens. North Carolina House. Until ObamaCare is repealed, every time But at least he failed, which meant that he a health insurer raises premiums or denies had room to change the subject and pivot to the center to save his presidency in 1996. a claim, Democrats will be blamed. As with the stimulus issue, Democrats will claim Barack Obama “succeeded,” and won’t be that things would have been worse without able to shed the issue in time for his reelectheir bill, but few will believe them. Ceteris tion campaign. paribus claims are hard enough to argue My anger at the House’s decision to dewhen they’re true. Theirs won’t be. stroy consumer-driven health care — inTired of hearing about health care? Sorry, cluding my own health plan — has been but it will be a dominant political issue for alternating with a different feeling, the one years to come, much to the Democrats’ you get when watching a slow-motion film of a car crash, or maybe an episode of Cops. regret — especially those running for competitive legislative seats in North Carolina. You want to yell, “Look out, you’re about They didn’t pass ObamaCare. But now to drive into a tree!” or “Dude, don’t bother they’re in the way of an angry electorate. telling the cop the weed isn’t yours, he’s not buying it!” But you know that it won’t make any difference. So you watch, openmouthed and, somewhat guiltily, entertained. Congressional leaders think that by shovJesus said, “You did not choose me, but ing this idiotic, unpopular bill down our I chose you and appointed you that you throats, they’ve finished the job. They keep should go and bear fruit.” (John 15:16 RSV) thinking the massive tree in front of them is PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, accept us for a mirage, or that the skeptical cop will buy Your service. Make us aware of our need to their nonsensical version of events. They’re dwell in Your presence as we seek to meet deluded. It’s sad but fascinating to watch. the needs of others. Amen.

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Isn’t it reassuring that during a time of record unemployment that the federal government will do what’s necessary to ensure its growth? Up to 16,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses under the Democrats’ health care “reform”.  In addition to more complicated tax returns, families and small businesses will be forced to reveal further tax information to the IRS, provide proof of ‘government approved’ health care and submit detailed sales information to comply with new excise taxes.  This alone should have been enough for any member of Congress to just say NO. Bob Etheridge has consistently voted NO on health care reform legislation which would have reduced the cost of health insurance for small business owners and families who purchase their own health insurance.  Here are just a few examples: In 1990, he voted NO on HR2990 which allowed taxpayers to create tax-exempt accounts for paying medical expenses (Medical Savings Accounts).  The legislation allowed the full cost of health care premiums to be taken as a tax deduction for the self-employed and taxpayers who are paying for their own insurance.  This was over 10 years ago!  By the way, this legislation was sponsored by Republicans. In 2003, he voted NO on HR5 which would improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive defensive medicine burden the legal liability system placed on the health care delivery system.  By the way, this legislation was sponsored by Republicans. In 2003, he voted NO on HR660 (Small Business Health Fairness Act) which permitted the creation of association health plans through which small companies could group together across state lines to buy insurance for their employees.  By the way, this legislation was sponsored by the Republicans. In contrast, his voting record indicates he consistently votes YES on the expansion of big government.  By voting YES on the Senate’s version of the Health Care bill last Sunday, he voted to open the doors to taxpayer-funded abortions and for the taxpayers of North Carolina to be on the hook for the special deals granted to the states of Louisiana, Nebraska, Florida, and Connecticut, as well as the increased state mandates for Medicaid expansion.  Was it responsible to assume that the “reconciliation” process would remove these special deals?   Why has the Democrat leadership in Raleigh been silent on all of this?  In the first quarter of this fiscal year, state spending on Medicaid was $150 million over budget.  Wait till North Carolina taxpayers get the Medicaid bill for ObamaCare! Linda Shook Chairman Lee County Republican Party n Mail letters to: Editor, The Sanford Herald, P.O. Box 100, Sanford, N.C. 27331, or drop letters at The Herald office, 208 St. Clair Court. Send e-mail to: bliggett@sanfordherald.com. Include phone number for verification.


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Berene McLeod SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Berene D. McLeod, 79, of 414 Courtland Drive, died Friday (4/2/10) at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Mildred Anders CLINTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mildred Hunter Anders, 75, of 1004 Bradshaw St., died Friday (4/2/10) in Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. She was born in 1934 in Sampson County, daughter of the late Samuel Talmadge and Rosa Bell Bass Hunter. She was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church and a retired textile employee. She was the widow of Ellis Lee Anders. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebekah Lynn Anders, and a brother, Franklin D. Hunter. She is survived by sons, Samuel Lee Anders and wife Angela of Clinton and Michael Ray Anders and wife Lynn of Wilson; a sister, Rosa Ellen H. Blier of Faison; six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and other times at her home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Piney Grove

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STAMFORD, Conn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Â Caroline Kendall Kortner, of Stamford, Conn., passed away peacefully on March 15, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Kendall was born July 21, 1970 in Greenwich, Conn., daughter of Mary Helen Nipper Kortner ,formerly of Sanford, and the late Coleman Keith Kortner Sr., of Cos Cob, Conn. and Dallas, Texas. Kendall was the granddaughter of the late Dan and Emmaline Caroline Bryant Nipper of Sanford. Her paternal grandparents were the late Alexander and Helen Kortner of Greenwich, Conn. and Delray Beach, Fla. She graduated from Greenwich High School and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. Along with her family, she was an avid fan of the Tar Heels; her father had attended UNC where he was on the football, track, and wrestling teams. She had a passion for reading, music, and animals and her greatest joy was time spent with her cats, Misty and Itty Bitty. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother, Coleman Keith Kortner Jr. and wife Kelly of Greenwich, Conn. and her one year old niece, Keeghan Grace Kortner. Her North Carolina relatives include one uncle, L.D. Nipper Jr., and aunt, Mrs. Jimmy Nipper (Mary Jo); cousins, Danny and Derek Nipper, Susan N. Barker and Wendy N. Hunter. The ashes of Kendall and her late father will be scattered together along the Connecticut seashore at a memorial service at a later date. At her familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, local memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Sanford, Renovation Fund, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330, in her memory and that of her â&#x20AC;&#x153;beloved Uncle Jimmyâ&#x20AC;? who was an active member of the First Baptist Church.

RICHMOND, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robby Mae Staley, formerly of Sanford, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Richmond, Va. Mrs. Staleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peaceful passing was just one week shy of her 97th birthday. Born in Memphis, Texas, Mrs. Staley grew up in Oklahoma. She spent most of her life in Northern Virginia before retiring to the Carolina Trace Golf Community in Sanford, N.C. for her final three decades. An avid golfer and gardener, Mrs. Staley brought grace and beauty to all her endeavors. Her love of entertaining and her generous spirit combined for a lifetime of wonderful memories. Mrs. Staley lived a long, happy life complete with a devoted husband, loving family and great friends. She is survived by her half sister, Joyce Davenport of Ada, Okla.; her daughter, Judy Dunnington of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Staley will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Glen Harland Staley, and her daughter, Linda Staley Veatch Holt. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 10, 2010 at Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va. Arrangements are by Woody Funeral Home.

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Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Weeks and the Rev. Joel Story officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park. Flowers are welcome and memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534. Arrangements are by Royal-Hall Funeral Home.

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Friday, according to county spokeswoman Debra Henzey, although the prospect of finding Pitt in salvageable form seemed unlikely. The area behind the judge’s bench was one of the hardest hit when a soldering iron used for renovation work inadvertently touched off a blaze last Thursday, toppling the wall that once held Pitt aloft. Workers were gradually toiling in the structure to remove items through the week, piling up burned rubble outside of the courthouse, but had not made it to Pitt’s presumed location by Friday. “I am not optimistic, but there could be miracles,” Henzey said. The art, which hangs today in the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh, was a copy of the portrait British painter William Hoare created for Pitt circa 1754, capturing the thin-faced English statesman sitting in his dress robes. Chatham County native the late Anne Taylor Nash painted the duplicate and its unveiling was described as “impressive” in a Feb. 23, 1961, copy of The News & Observer. County commis-

construction project are less than the estimated $19.5 million, Crumpton said. The payment plan was set up so that the quartercent sales tax — passed through a referendum in November 2009 — would cover yearly payments, he said. The tax, which will take effect July 1, applies to non-essential items, so groceries, gas, utilities and prescription drugs are exempt. Crumpton said he hopes the community attends the public hearing and supports the decision made by the county board. The Local Government

Commission requires the county hold a public hearing specifically for the borrowing proposals, Crumpton said. He’ll provide an explanation of the financing plans and answer questions for the commissioners before allowing those in attendance to make comments. The county will vote to award a financing packet and determine whether borrowing is necessary. “We’re pleased with how it all worked out with the quarter-cent sales tax,” Crumpton said. “We’ll be able to borrow this money for 15 years without any property tax increase.”

sioners paid $500 for the painting and what was then the Chatham County Historical Society spent $130 on a frame for the 40 inches by 50 inches portrait, the article said. Walter Harris, a member of the board of directors of today’s Chatham County Historical Association, said the duplicate has one notable difference from Hoare’s original. In it, Pitt is facing the opposite direction. “We’re just hoping that it slipped down the wall, that it might have been knocked down and was not severely damaged,” Harris said. Historical Association members had a pleasant surprise earlier this week when they foraged for preserved artifacts in the courthouse’s museum. The museum, which sat in the southwest corner of the courthouse, suffered the least damage in the building, leaving behind smoky but otherwise intact documents and historical treasures. Other parts of the courthouse, like the offices of Chatham County District Attorney Jim Woodall and Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour, were largely destroyed. “We were very fortunate,” Harris said of the

museum. The luck may have run out when it comes to Pitt’s portrait. Pitt’s legacy is wellburnished. He is portrayed as the shrewd English statesman who urged British action in the French and Indian War as Europeans and Native Americans clashed for control of the continent. Other accounts cast him as one of the most prominent English politicians of the 18th century with an affinity for the “common man,” evidenced by his refusal to accept a formal title in the government for much of his life until he was named Lord Privy Seal in 1766, twelve years before his death. Pitt’s son, known as William Pitt the Younger, went on to serve as prime minister of England. Harris said many noted former Chatham County Commissioner Patrick Barnes’ resemblance to Pitt. “It was always fun to sit there at a county commissioner meeting and look at him and look at Patrick and say, ‘Gee, he’s back,’” Harris said. Henzey said the county will just have to wait to see if the distinguished Mr. Pitt survived the courthouse disaster. “We would really still like to have him,” she said. “I used to wave at him every now and then.”

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: What’s the experience working with volunteers been like? : Beth: It has been a very rewarding experience for me as I have met many people of Lee County I would not have otherwise. The talent and skill of our volunteers have been very helpful before, during and even after the festival. As Sharon just said, we’ve made volunteering much easier. People show up. We give them their job assignments and everything is broken down so that volunteers can go right to work. Our volunteers tend to be friendly people with a great deal of pride in our community. Being effective ambassadors for Sanford and Lee County comes naturally to them. Sharon: Very positive. The festival would not be possible without volunteers. We have approximately 150 positions to fill for the two days. We are able to do this because many of our volunteers work more than one shift. Some work all four shifts. Our volunteers are kind, gracious and willing to do anything we ask from selling tickets to directing traffic. When we needed our volunteers to be identified, we bought bright orange safety vests. Sharon Morris, a volunteer, designed a logo that said “NEED HELP? – ASK ME.” After the logo was stenciled on, other volunteers colored in the letters. This is the type of volunteers Lee County has to offer.

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: The SPF has the most friendly, caring, smiling, and helpful volunteers that we have met at a festival. It doesn’t matter if its rain (and there has been much of that) or shine, their arrival is as fresh as the spring. Some of our volunteers team-up as a group for their assignments such as the Clerk of Court girls, the Grace and Lee Christian teachers, co-workers, husband and wife teams, the Lee and Grace Christian Beta Clubs and others requesting being assigned with volunteers met the year before. Margie Thompson has chosen to always be in “exhibitor relations” in the civic center since our first year. Her pleasant,

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Beth Guerrero and Sharon Lankford help coordinate volunteers for the annual Sanford Pottery Festival. The are still looking for help with this year’s event, which will take place on May 1 and 2 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. soft-spoken voice lets the exhibitors know that she wants to be of service to them. If you see her moving about in her orange vest with the words “Need Help?” printed on the back – that is exactly what Margie truly wants to know. The first year, we needed an anchorman who could help us with pulling men into the volunteer positions and Clyde Atkins steered me in the direction of Roy Utley. Mr. Atkins stated that Roy could help me in any way. In all the years since not only has Mr. Utley (who has passed away since) helped but also his son, Paul and wife Rhonda and then their children Paul, Clay and Catherine. Three generations of Utleys have made our jobs very easy. Other stories: n A lady from Connecticut, visiting in Fayetteville whose flight was to leave out of Raleigh on Saturday, got delayed until Sunday night. She drove to Sanford to be closer to Raleigh, checked into a local motel and saw the advertising of the festival and was able to attend Sunday. She couldn’t express enough her excitement in being able to attend. n Four women flew down from New York with plans of attending both days of the festival. To keep the time interesting, two would play table games under the food tent for a couple of hours while the other two shopped, then they would meet, show their purchases, tell where some exhibitors were and switch places for another couple of hours. They said this way they were able to see all at the festival and not miss booths or be rushed. n One lady each from Pennsylvania, Raleigh, Sanford and Charlotte comprise what has come to be known as the “Pennsylvania Posey.” The PA Posey works as a group but very individually – by that we mean they perform any and all assignments, sometimes being in two places at once (yes, for them that’s possible). While volunteering there is a little time for their festival shopping also. They have volunteered every year so far. n In 2004 a freshman at Lee Senior High School became a volunteer. This always smiling and helpful Drew Womble has continued volunteering each year since for the entire festival weekends and has become our “Go To” volunteer for anything needed.

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: Sharon: A sense of community service and the feeling that their time is well spent and greatly appreciated.

Our exhibitors constantly express their gratitude for the volunteers. There is no way that I could mention the names of all the volunteers that have helped since 2002. The festival would not be possible without the many hours of their service. Beth: They can expect to met and make great friends with our other volunteers as well as receive a sense of pride in showing festival attendees what the SPF has to offer with all its hand-crafted wares, pottery, food, book sale, raku making and more. The volunteer assignments range from selling tickets at one of the four ticket gates giving instructions of where to drop their registration forms off for the cash drawing, checking in volunteers as they arrive for their shifts, selling T-shirts, posters and festival items, being an exhibitor relation person in the civic center and the outside tents by giving assistance to the festival exhibitors (getting their lunch or manning their booths for brief breaks) relieving other volunteers keeping food table clean under the food tent and directing traffic.

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: Just call Beth at (919) 776-4351 and let her know that you want to join in on the fun, work and festival experience and your assignment will be given. Volunteers will receive free admission and a 25 percent discount coupon for purchases of D.K. Clay Pottery at the festival or “Northstate Stoneware” at Tramway. About Sharon and Beth: Sharon and husband, Cary, moved to Carolina Trace in 1998 after living in nine other states. They have two children and three grandchildren who reside in the Northeast. The Lankfords live in New Hampshire six months of the year. When asked why she volunteers, her reply is that her parents set the “gold standard” for volunteerism; they always said that volunteering is your way of paying back for what others have done before you. Beth is a native Lee Countian who grew up in a family of eight girls and two boys on a farm. She has worked with Clyde Atkins for 32 years. She and husband Rufus have one daughter, Emilia, who is fresh out of college. The SPF atmosphere reminds her of the county fair as a child with its many colors, many attendees and good food. Beth’s mother instilled a tradition of caring, helping, sharing and enjoying with all people that you meet, she said, thus her experience with the festival volunteers tends to be “like one big happy family.”

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CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a new government report showing the most jobs created in nearly three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are beginning to turn the corner,â&#x20AC;? he told employees of a manufacturing plant that received government stimulus money. Steps taken by the government â&#x20AC;&#x153;have broken this slide and are helping us to climb out of this recession,â&#x20AC;? Obama said several hours after the Labor Department reported that businesses added 162,000 jobs to their payrolls in March. Even so, the Labor Department report was a mixed one. The overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent, where it has been stuck since January. And 48,000 of the new workers filled temporary government-created Census Bureau positions. Some 8.4 million jobs have evaporated since the recession began in December 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a staggering sum,â&#x20AC;? the president acknowledged, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still going through a hard time.â&#x20AC;? But he chose to emphasize the job-creation component of the report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often had to report bad news during the course of this year, as the recession wreaked havoc on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. But today is an encouraging day. We learned that the economy actually produced a substantial number of jobs instead of losing a substantial number of jobs,â&#x20AC;? he said. He spoke at a Celgard LLC factory, which received a $49 million grant from the U.S. Energy Department last August. The

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drill our way out of this problem,â&#x20AC;? he said. Obama said a top priority remains improving energy efficiency and promoting clean energy. But during the transition, he said, the nation needs to find ways to use traditional energy sources in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most efficient and most environmentally friendly ways.â&#x20AC;? Reversing two decades of policy, Obama earlier in the week voiced support for lifting drilling bans off the southern Atlantic coastline, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and in parts of Alaska. Associated Press writer Julie Pace in Washington contributed to this report.

CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While President Barack Obama touted green-energy jobs and the overhaul of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care system, tea party groups upset with his policies protested his visit Friday to a North Carolina factory that makes rechargeable batteries. Protesters holding anti-Obama signs lined a busy street leading the Celgard LLC factory, which received a $49 million grant from the U.S. Energy Department last August. Among other things, the plant manufactures membranes used mainly in lithium batteries. High Point businessman Larry Davidson said the health care reform package will ruin what he called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best health care system in the world.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the end of health care as we know it,â&#x20AC;? said Davidson, 59. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just rammed it down everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throat. It was wrong. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to the people.â&#x20AC;? His friend, Dr. James McGukin, agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing what was done behind closed doors,â&#x20AC;? said McGukin, 52, a cardiologist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m telling you that many doctors are going to quit rather than deal with a socialist health care system. The changes are bad for doctors. Bad for the American people. This is socialism. Obama is not a leader, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dictator.â&#x20AC;? Obama toured the Celgard plant to promote green energy jobs. During his visit, he answered questions from factory workers, including one about the health care overhaul.

Former N.C. gov candidate sued by ex-employee WILMINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A former manager at a waste hauling company owned in part by a former North Carolina gubernatorial candidate has sued for wrongful termination. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Friday a lawsuit on behalf of Michael McKeithan was filed Thursday in state court against former state Sen. Patrick Ballantine, three business partners and Waste Hauling Services. Ballantine won the Republican nomination for governor in 2004 but lost to Democrat Mike Easley. McKeithan alleges Ballantine fired him in January without telling him Waste Hauling Services had been sold to another firm. The ex-employee said he never received a share of sale proceeds due him and Ballantine inflated the amount of trash the company dumped for customers. Ballantine didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return a phone call at his home Friday seeking comment.

Feds: BofA worker planned malicious code for ATMs RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Bank of America Corp. employee plotted to deploy malicious computer code within the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s systems so that ATM machines would dispense cash without any record of a transaction, federal prosecutors allege in court documents. Rodney Reed Caverly was tasked with maintaining and designing computer systems at the bank, including computers that conducted ATM transactions. Prosecutors in the western district of North Carolina said he to use computer code within the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protected computers so that the ATMs

would make fraudulent disbursements. Caverly was able to obtain more than $5,000 during a seven-month period in 2009, prosecutors allege. The details of Caverlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case were filed on Thursday in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;bill of informationâ&#x20AC;? document, which typically signals that a plea deal is forthcoming. An attorney for Caverly, Christopher Fialko, declined to comment. Federal prosecutors didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return a phone call. Shirley Norton, a spokeswoman with Bank of America, said the bank officials detected the problem with their internal controls and turned the case over to authorities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fraud here was against the bank,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The customer accounts were never at risk.â&#x20AC;?

Judge: BB&T must rehire whistleblower RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; BB&T Corp. must rehire a former company investigator who says she was fired after exposing a $100 million North Carolina development scam, an administrative law judge said in a ruling released Friday. Judge Jeffrey Tureck said in his decision that Amy Stroupe should be reinstated to her position with back pay because of protection afforded by whistleblower laws. Stroupe said that she hopes to return to the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel so happy and vindicated,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been an almost three-year ordeal. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been tough. I feel so happy that the judge was able to see the truth in all this.â&#x20AC;? Cynthia Williams, a BB&T spokeswoman, said the company believes the ruling is erroneous and does not accurately reflect what occurred. â&#x20AC;&#x153;BB&T adamantly denies doing anything wrong and will be filing an appeal in this matter,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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were still under water after three days of pounding rain throughout the Northeast this week sent rivers overflowing to record levels, hitting several states but slamming Rhode Island harder than any other. The National Weather Service said it did not expect the Pawtuxet River, source of much of the flooding, to go below flood stage until at least Sunday. President Barack Obama had already declared a disaster in much of the state. That triggers some federal money, but the state is required to pick up a portion of the costs of the disaster response. In a news conference with Napolitano on Friday, the state’s congressional delegation reiterated its requests sent in a letter to Napolitano for the federal government to waive the requirement for the state to pay a portion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration sought Friday to show voters concrete benefits from the new health care law, taking steps to provide insurance coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions. The law the president signed March 23 requires creation within 90 days of buying pools to target uninsured people who can’t get coverage because of health conditions. Five billion dollars is being spent on the program, which will remain in place until the sweeping health law is fully implemented in 2014, when insurance companies will have to take all comers. The program will build on buying pools that already exist in some states. The federal government will let states take the lead in setting up new pools or will administer them in states that don’t want to participate on their own. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to states Friday asking them to report back by the end of April on how they want to proceed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation added jobs at the fastest pace in three years last month as factories, stores, hospitals and the census all brought workers on board — the surest sign yet that the worst employment market in a generation has finally snapped back. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.7 percent for the third month in a row, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists actually consider that a hopeful sign because it means more people are encouraged and starting to look for work. “This recovery is for real,” said Chris Rupkey, economist at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Overall, the economy added 162,000 jobs for the month. About a third of the gains came from the census, with much more to come: About 700,000 head-counters will be hired to tally the nation’s population this spring. Economists took heart that even aside from the population count, the private sector added 123,000 jobs for the month, the most since May 2007. Hiring is not expected to be robust enough anytime soon to significantly bring down the unemployment rate. Economists think unemployment will probably still be above 9 percent by the November midterm elections, making Democratic and Republican incumbents in Congress vulnerable, particularly in hard-hit states such as Michigan, Nevada and Rhode Island.

2nd woman charged in ‘Jihad Jane’ case WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against a pregnant American woman in the socalled Jihad Jane case. The two American women are accused of plotting online to attend a terror training camp. Jamie Paulin-Ramirez flew from Ireland Friday to Philadelphia, where she was arrested by agents with the joint terrorism task force there. Her 6-year-old son flew with her and was placed in the custody of child protective service workers. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that PaulinRamirez is pregnant.

Homeland Security chief flies over RI flooding WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano flew over flooded swaths of Rhode Island on Friday, calling the damage significant and saying she’s considering a plea by officials for additional federal money for the economically battered state. Some areas of the state

Those sectors, plus others like the hospitality industry, manufacturing and retail, will continue hiring as the recovery picks up, economists say. For example, Sodexo Inc., a large food services company based in Maryland, plans to fill thousands of openings for cooks, servers, cashiers and other positions. Demand for food services is on the rise again at schools, hospitals and corporations. “We’re really very optimistic that this is not a blip,” said Arie Ball, the company’s vice president for human resources. Although construction companies added jobs last month, it was seen as a temporary snapback from February, when snowstorms along the East Coast idled many construction jobs. The real estate market is still fragile in much of the country. Other pockets of weakness include financial services, publishing and state and local governments, which are grappling with budget crises from coast to coast. In Fairfax, Va., Merrifield Garden Center is looking to hire 100 people — more than it added last spring. “With the attitude of the economy swinging around, we will continue to add positions here,” said Peter Hogarth, the store’s manager. More of the applicants this year are people who were laid off from higherpaying white-collar jobs, Hogarth said.

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Job seekers wait in line to attend a career fair put on by National CareerFairs in San Jose, Calif. Hundreds turned out for the three-hour event in search of a job. President Barack Obama seized on the positive numbers in the jobs report and took partial credit for them. But with 15 million people still out of work, he also acknowledged that the economy will be recuperating for a long time to come. “We are beginning to turn the corner,” he told workers at a battery plant in Charlotte that received government stimulus money. But he added: “We shouldn’t underestimate the difficulties we face.” House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said a jobless rate near 10 percent is “no cause for celebration.” The unemployment rate peaked at 10.1 percent in October, a 26-year high. No one disputes that the job market is still bleak. Counting people who have given up looking for work and part-timers who would prefer to be working full-time, the so-called underemployment rate rose to 16.9 percent in March.

But Friday’s report from the Labor Department at least provides firm evidence that the job market is on the right track, even if it will be a long journey for the millions of Americans who want work but cannot yet find any. “The economy is moving in the right direction, albeit at a torturously slow pace,” said Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics. Economists do not expect the jobless rate to drop to something more normal — like 5.5 percent to 6 percent — until the middle of this decade. In the meantime, economists are concerned that hiring now appears to be concentrated among large companies — a sign that small businesses, which typically lead job creation in the early stages of a recovery, are having difficulty getting financing from banks. In March, the education industry led job creation, followed by health services and government.

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Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Forsythe, the handsome, smooth-voiced actor who made his fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dynastyâ&#x20AC;? and the voice of the leader of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angels,â&#x20AC;? has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92. Forsythe died late Thursday at his home in Santa Ynez from complications of pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace,â&#x20AC;? daughter Brooke Forsythe said. Despite his distinguished work in theater and films, Forsytheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest fame came from his role as Blake Carrington in producer Aaron Spellingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1981-89 primetime soap opera â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dynasty.â&#x20AC;? Forsythe lent dignity to the tale of murder, deceit, adultery and high finance, which often brought Carrington into conflict with his flashy, vengeful former wife, Alexis Colby, played to the hilt by Joan Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was one of the last of the true gentlemen of the acting profession,â&#x20AC;? Collins said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed our nine years of feuding, fussing and fighting as the Car-

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Actor John Forsythe is joined by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dynastyâ&#x20AC;? actresses Joan Collins, left, and Linda Evans, at a party celebrating the production of 150 episodes of the popular series, in Los Angeles. ringtons.â&#x20AC;? Heather Locklear, another â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dynastyâ&#x20AC;? co-star, called him â&#x20AC;&#x153;a gentleman in every sense of the word,â&#x20AC;? and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gifted actor who knew the true meaning of being gracious and kind.â&#x20AC;? Forsythe was an important part of another hit Spelling series without being seen. From 1976 to 1981 he played the voice of Charlie, the boss who delivered assignments to his beautiful detectives, including Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd, via telephone in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angels.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were so happy when he agreed to be the voice of Charlie, and he always laughed about

having to take a back seat to Farrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair,â&#x20AC;? Spellingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow Candy said in a statement. Ladd, who lives near Forsythe, said she would miss him terribly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m mourning with the rest of the world for the talented, gorgeous, funny, intelligent John Forsythe,â&#x20AC;? she said in a statement. Forsythe evidenced little of the ego drive that motivates many actors. He viewed himself with a self-effacing humor, considering himself â&#x20AC;&#x153;a vastly usable, not wildly talented actor.â&#x20AC;? In a 1981 interview by The Associated Press, he also said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I figure there are a few actors like Marlon

Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the next bunch.â&#x20AC;? With his full head of silver hair, tanned face and soothing voice, Forsythe as Carrington attracted the ardor of millions of female television viewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rather amusing at my advanced age (mid-60s) to become a sex symbol,â&#x20AC;? he cracked. While he had small roles in a couple of films in the early 1940s, Forsytheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first successes were mainly on the stage. While serving during World War II, he was cast in Moss Hartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Air Force show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winged Victory,â&#x20AC;? along with many other future stars. After the war, Forsythe became a founding member of the Actors Studio, recalling it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a wildly stimulating place for a guy like me who was a babe in the woods. I never suspected there was that kind of artistry and psychological approach to acting.â&#x20AC;? Forsythe began appearing in television plays as early as 1947, and he continued his Broadway career. A role in Arthur Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;All My Sonsâ&#x20AC;? led to the awesome task of replacing Henry Fonda in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mister Roberts.â&#x20AC;?

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Merkerson leaving â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Law & Orderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S. Epatha Merkerson, the senior member of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law & Orderâ&#x20AC;? cast, is leaving after the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current 20th season. Merkerson, who joined the NBC drama in 1993 as New York police Lt. Anita Van Buren, has decided to exit after 16 years, according to a person close to the show who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t authorized to speak about cast changes. Merkerson, who held firm on a series that has seen literally dozens of cast members come and go, has played a strong, no-nonsense supervisor in a Manhattan police precinct, primarily overseeing two detective characters (currently played by her co-stars Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson). But this season, Van Burenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story line has taken a personal turn as she battles cancer, an illness that may figure into her departure from the show. Will Van Buren die? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not necessarily,â&#x20AC;? Merkerson told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported her planned exit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How ever they decide to take her out, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be worthy of the character. Either way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be great for me because I get to act it.â&#x20AC;?

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FINAL FOUR

Duke’s to lose?

Oddsmakers say Duke is an overwhelming favorite. Do Lee’s experts agree?

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MOLDER SHOOTS 66 TO TAKE HOUSTON LEAD

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Bryce Molder birdied four of the last seven holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the Houston Open, the final event before the Masters next week at Augusta National. Molder had a 9-under 135 total on Redstone’s Tournament Course. First-round co-leader Cameron Percy (69) and fellow PGA Tour rookie Alex Prugh (66) were tied for second, and Lee Westwood (68), Anthony Kim (69), Joe Ogilvie (67) and Kevin Stadler (70) were 7 under after another windy day. Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson made the cut, but were far off the pace after failing to break par in the second round. Els (74) and Couples (73) were even par, and Mickelson (76) was 1 over. Els is trying to win his third straight start and the 50-year-old Couples is warming up for the Masters after three consecutive wins on the Champions Tour. Several big names came to Houston to tune up for the Masters. Organizers have tried to simulate course conditions that players will see at Augusta National — fast greens, light rough, shaved-down runoff areas and fairways mowed toward the tees.

tournament will be ruined even more if archrival Duke wins it all. “It’s been a pretty good tournament,” said Lee County boys’ basketball coach Reggie Peace. “The teams that are in it have gotten to where they are now because of their ability to play defense. All four teams can defend well and are also good at rebounding the ball. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.”

By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Two area basketball coaches can see Duke winning it all. Three other coaches, on the other hand, don’t see it happening. Or at least they don’t want to. The Duke Blue Devils are the last remaining No. 1 seed standing in the NCAA Tournament and they will battle the No. 2 seed West Virginia Mountaineers in the Final Four tonight. The Blue Devils are the overwhelming favorite to win it all. The other national semifinal features two No. 5 seeds in Butler and Michigan State. The Final Four will tip off at 6 p.m. Saturday in Indianapolis. The tournament was ruined for many in office pools all over the country when other top seeds Kansas, Kentucky and Syracuse bowed out much earlier than originally anticipated. For many North Carolina Tar Heels fans, the

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Peace doesn’t think that the sudden emergence of Butler should be considered a Cinderella story. The Bulldogs have won 24 straight games in the nation’s longest winning steak and were a preseason Top 10 team. Butler has also beaten the likes of No. 1 seed Syracuse and No. 2 seed Kansas State in its run to the Final Four. “A lot of people are calling Butler a Cinderella, but they’re a very good team,” said Peace.

See Duke, Page 4B

HUGGINS VS. KRZYZEWSKI

Even against Huggins, Coach K catches heat PREP BASEBALL

Despite 11 Final Four appearances and 3 titles, it’s Krzyzewski getting criticism, not Huggins

CAVALIERS SCORE ANOTHER SPRING WIN

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Walt Podruchny struck out 11 and scattered five hits and two runs as Southern Lee won again in the Pounder Invitational, defeating Chapman, S.C., 12-2 in six innings on Friday. Justin Cox had two hits and drove in four runs for the Cavaliers, who are 2-0-1 at the spring baseball tournament. Tyler Appling also had two hits, including a two-run home run, and Jeffrey Ward had three hits and two RBI. Will Shue was 2for-2 with a double. Southern Lee (6-4-1) plays Cleveland, Tenn. today at 1:15 p.m.

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — On one bench, there’s Bob Huggins, a coach who has dealt with an NCAA investigation, suffered a heart attack, been arrested for DUI, endured the stain of a zeropercent graduation rate and the tumult of two contentious job changes. On the other, there’s Mike Krzyzewski, a coach making his 11th Final Four appearance who has more or less defined modern-day stability — and solid citizenship — in college sports. So why is it Coach K who’s been taking all the heat lately? AP photo Well, such is life when you’re the coach at West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins reacts during the first half of an NCAA sec- Duke and your program — the program you built ond-round college basketball game against See Coaches, Page 4B Missouri in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday.

BRAVES SET 25-MAN ROSTER

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves set their 25-man roster for the regular season, keeping lefthander Jo-Jo Reyes for the final spot in the bullpen and Brooks Conrad as a backup infielder. Manager Bobby Cox announced Friday that Reyes had beaten out left-hander Jonny Venters, while Conrad was kept over fellow infielder Joe Thurston. The Braves’ 12-man pitching staff will also include right-hander Jesse Chavez, who had a terrible spring but a bit of a track record: 73 relief appearances for Pittsburgh last season. Reyes appeared in six games for Atlanta last season.

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Smith hopes to honor his dad with NCAA title By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — One of Duke guard Nolan Smith’s prized possessions is the NCAA championship ring his late father Derek won three decades ago with Louisville. What better way to honor him, Smith wonders, than to win one himself? “That’s the motivation,” Smith said. “That’s what I’m going to carry with me.” Smith’s journey has brought him to Indianapolis, the same city where his father led the Cardinals to the 1980 national title before beginning his NBA career. Now it’s Nolan’s turn to chase a championship of his own. “I see a very high level of focus,” teammate Lance Thomas said Friday. “Nolan’s very confident right now, and this is

‘It makes me feel good, when I take the court, I look down at my tattoo. ... I know he’s always with me, every game.’ — NOLAN SMITH — Duke guard

probably the most focused I’ve seen him since he’s been here. He has the look of a winner right now, and I can’t always say he had that look.” Called his team’s “unsung hero” by coach Mike Krzyzewski, Smith will be asked to lead the Blue Devils (33-5) against West Virginia (31-6) in Saturday night’s NCAA semifinal.

See Smith, Page 3B

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Duke’s Nolan Smith (2) takes a jump shot during the second half of the NCAA South Regional college basketball championship game against Duke in Houston on Sunday.


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BUTLER BULLDOGS

Butler to see if home is sweet

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They’ve snarled traffic, made cheesy mustaches fashionable and drawn a bigger crowd for practice than their fabled fieldhouse can hold. One of the players even got asked to prom. Butler is enjoying the kind of lovefest that Michigan State saw at last year’s Final Four — and then some. Playing a mere 5.6 miles from their campus, the Bulldogs have brought what seems like the whole Hoosier state along for their first appearance on college basketball’s biggest stage. Who knew there were that many Butler alums out there? “Just turning every corner and seeing Butler shirts, Butler jerseys, Butler hats, any kind of Butler apparel on every corner, I don’t think it gets much better than that,” point guard Ronald Nored said Friday. “I think that could be the case if we were playing anywhere, but for it to be here in Indianapolis makes it even more special.” Butler (32-4) plays Michigan State (28-8) in the first semifinal Saturday.

On paper, playing at home would seem to be a huge advantage: you’re the overwhelming fan favorite; a long red light on the trek from campus is the extent of your travel drama; and there’s no need to scout out restaurants or practice sites. All that enthusiasm also can cause a headache. When the Spartans made it to last year’s Final Four in recession-battered Detroit, 90 miles from campus, almost 10,000 fans showed up just for a pep rally at a suburban mall. “It comes with a lot of fun and excitement. But it also comes with distractions, as well,” said Draymond Green, whose hometown of Saginaw, Mich., is two hours north of Detroit. “You know everyone. Everyone just wants to be around, from someone you knew in kindergarten to someone you just met last week. “It’s a big difference from just being in town for a regular-season game.” Of the 10 previous schools who played in a Final Four in their home

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A large crowd attends the Butler practice session for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament Friday in Indianapolis. state, five won it all. But it hasn’t been done since 1975, when UCLA won in San Diego. Now, the Spartans aren’t blaming their shellacking by North Carolina in last year’s title game on the distractions of being so close to home. Coach Tom Izzo jokes that he could have brought an All-Star team and still not made a run at the Tar Heels. In fact, the Spartans fed off the crowd in their semifinal upset of Connecticut. Few states were hit worse by the economic crisis than Michigan, the heart of the U.S. auto

industry, and Izzo made sure his players embraced their chance to lift a beleaguered state. Butler isn’t shouldering quite as heavy a burden. Basketball is ingrained in Indiana’s identity, but it has been a rough stretch lately for the state’s three big-name schools. Indiana had its second straight losing season. Notre Dame got bounced out in the first round in the NCAA tournament. And Purdue, a dark horse pick for the Final Four a few weeks ago, became an underdog after Robbie Hummel went down.

FINAL FOUR

Teams make it to Indy because of defense

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The West Virginia players came to the stadium with T-shirts that read “Do What We Do” — an unabashed acknowledgment that their style of basketball is often more effective than pretty. If they could make the shirts in Duke, Butler and Michigan State colors, too,

they might have a best seller. Hard-nosed, stingy defense, combined with a few flying elbows and some well-timed rebounds, is what got this year’s Final Four teams to Indianapolis. Expect baskets to come at a premium and bruises to be in abundance when

Michigan State plays Butler and West Virginia faces Duke in the national semifinals Saturday. “It’s not going to be about fast breaking and beating you in transition,” Mountaineers guard Da’Sean Butler said. “If we’re doing what we do, it’s playing ’D,’ rebounding, playing a rugged style that

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no one wants to watch. We usually win when we do those things.” Each team has its own spin on the defense-first philosophy. All, however, find themselves in the same place — two grindit-out wins away from holding the trophy. The Mountaineers (316) got this far in part by urging coach Bob Huggins to bring back the 1-3-1 zone trap that his predecessor, John Beilein, used with success. Hard to argue with the results. West Virginia hasn’t lost since Feb. 22. In the East Regional final, Kentucky missed its first 20 3-pointers in a 73-66 loss to the Mountaineers. “We know how we need to play to win,” said Huggins, who has a slightly dif-

ferent take on the T-shirts. “We’ve got to play to our strengths rather than show everyone all the things we can’t do.” Duke is thinking along those same lines. The thought of Grant Hill or Christian Laettner having an 0-for-10 night and the Blue Devils still winning doesn’t really fit into the typical Duke paradigm. But against Baylor last weekend, Kyle Singler did that. Singler finished with five points — 12 below his average — while spending most of his energy trying to slow down LaceDarius Dunn. In the second round against Cal, Duke’s Jon Scheyer — the Final Four’s most prolific scorer at 18.2 points a game — went 1 for 11.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Star newspaper has apologized to Duke University after some of Friday’s editions included an illustration of coach Mike Krzyzewski with horns and a target drawn on his head. The illustration on the front of the sports section accompanied a story titled “Despising Duke” that detailed how some fans strongly dislike the Blue Devils’ program. Jim Lefko, the Star’s senior editor/sports, said the paper pulled the illustration “when we realized it didn’t meet our standards.” “It was an illustration that should have come together earlier than it did,” Lefko said. He estimated the drawing appeared in fewer than 30,000 copies of the edition distributed statewide. He said he apologized Friday morning to Duke officials, who said they hadn’t yet seen the illustration. But when Krzyzewski took the podium Friday afternoon, he had, and he was not amused. “First thing I thought, ’That can’t be,”’ Krzyzewski said. “How could a newspaper do that? That’s like somebody doodled. Actually, I thought I looked better. But it was kind of juvenile. Not kind of. Just juvenile. And my seven grandkids didn’t enjoy looking at it. ’It’s not Poppy.’ “It is what it is. It’s very juvenile,” he continued. “We have great kids who go to school, who graduate. If we’re going to be despised or hated by anybody because we go to school and we want to win, you know what, that’s your problem. Then you have a problem, because we’re going to go to school and we’re going to try to win. You don’t like it? Keep drawing pictures. Just keep drawing pictures. Try to do them a little bit better than that, though.”

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Bryant shoots with team INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Injured West Virginia point guard Darryl “Truck” Bryant shot with his teammates at practice on Friday, but is still doubtful to play in the Final Four. Bryant tested his broken right foot as the team practiced for about an hour at Lucas Oil Stadium. He says he was still holding out the slightest hope of playing against Duke on Saturday. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said Thursday that he’d be shocked if Bryant was able to play this weekend. The sophomore broke his fifth metatarsal in practice on March 23 and missed the Mountaineers’ next two NCAA tournament games. He flew to North Carolina on Sunday to get fitted for a special insert for his shoe from a Duke sports medicine doctor, but still hasn’t been able to practice.


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NORTH CAROLINA WRAPUP

Little went right for the Heels this season By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season began with the goal of defending its latest national championship. It ended with the Tar Heels figuring out how excited to get by reaching the NIT championship game. Injuries, criticism, blowout losses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it all added up to the Tar Heelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worst season since Roy Williams returned to his alma mater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the hardest year Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had coaching, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question about that,â&#x20AC;? Williams said after Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss to Dayton in the NIT final in New York. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a very good job with this team and that is hard for a coach to say, but I can say it because I believe it.â&#x20AC;? North Carolina (20-17) knew it had to replace departed stars Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington from the team that won the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second NCAA title in five years. The Tar Heels couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and suffered more losses than in the previous three years combined (14) and finish 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference after being the preseason co-favorite with rival Duke. Williams missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since inheriting a Kansas team on probation for his first year as a head coach, while the Tar Heels went from being ranked sixth nationally in the preseason to flirting with their second losing season in a half-century. Only four straight wins in the

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Before the game, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pause to look at the tattoo on his right arm, the one that bears his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likeness and the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forever Watching.â&#x20AC;? And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ask himself how his dad would handle the situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take a lot of his game, his passion and the way he approached every game,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me feel good, when I take the court, I look down at my tattoo. ... I know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always with me, every game.â&#x20AC;? The younger Smith has done his part to keep

NIT prevented that, which aside from early wins against Ohio State and Final Four participant Michigan State was their biggest accomplishment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kind of gives you a little better taste in your mouth, but at the same time, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a disappointing year,â&#x20AC;? sophomore 7-footer Tyler Zeller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to get to the NCAA tournament. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really want to be in the NIT. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to learn from it.â&#x20AC;? North Carolina seemed better positioned than when Williams lost his top seven scorers from his first championship team in 2005. This time, he returned a doublefigure scorer in Deon Thompson, a versatile fifth-year senior in Marcus Ginyard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top defender on its Final Four run of two seasons earlier, and a promising big man in sophomore Ed Davis. The players around that core â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a talented recruiting class and a pair of unproven returnees in point guard Larry Drew II and 3-point threat Will Graves â&#x20AC;&#x201D; seemed enough to at least contend in the ACC. Yet while the 2006 team steadily improved, these Tar Heels were more a mistake-prone collection of talented parts than a cohesive unit. They forced Williams to adjust his long-held approach to search for answers, even made him burn the timeouts he hoards like his mentor Dean Smith. But the fast offense Lawson directed a season earlier was nowhere to be seen. Then came the injuries.

his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory alive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially in the South Regional championship against Baylor. He watched a television feature on Derek Smith early that day and sent out a pregame tweet: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This one is for you Dad!! I love you! 43..... Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go Duke!â&#x20AC;? Then, he went out and had the game of his life, scoring a career-high 29 points to lead the Blue Devils a 78-71 win that gave them their 11th Final Four appearance under Krzyzewski and first since 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it over-emotionalize me, but I used it to my advantage, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do the same thingâ&#x20AC;? in the Final Four, Smith said.

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams watches during the second half of a college basketball game against Dayton in the final of the NIT on Thursday in New York. Davis was lost to a broken left wrist in February. Zeller, who missed most of last season with a broken wrist of his own, missed a month with a foot injury. Freshman David Wear missed the final month with a hip injury, while another six players missed time with injuries. Even Williams needed surgery in November on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum suffered when he slipped on a wet step at a golf course during a charity event. He coached with his arm in a sling for several weeks. Things werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much better off the court, either. Williams drew

Then, for an extra jolt of inspiration, he said he plans to glance at his dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship ring, which he brought with him to Indianapolis. The diamondladen gold ring has Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and uniform No. 43 on it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look at it before I do anything, really,â&#x20AC;? he said. At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Nolan Smith is about four inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than his father, who as a sophomore forward won an NCAA title here before a nine-year NBA career with the Clip-

negative headlines for having a fan ejected from the Smith Center in December for yelling at Thompson to miss a free throw, then was criticized for telling a clumsy anecdote that some interpreted as comparing the Tar Heelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; struggles to the Haiti earthquake disaster. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to understand why Williams, when asked after losing in the first round of the ACC tournament whether things would be better next season, responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It better be. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live through another one like this.â&#x20AC;? At first glance, he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to. Thompson and Ginyard will be

pers in both San Diego and Los Angeles, plus Sacramento, Philadelphia and Boston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We watch the YouTube clip where his dad dunks on Michael Jordan,â&#x20AC;? Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jon Scheyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing that stands out to me is how much bigger Nolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad is than Nolan. I never let him hear the end of that.â&#x20AC;? Nolan Smith had just turned 8 when he went on a cruise with his parents. While on the ship, Derek Smith died of an apparent heart attack at age 34.

gone, and Davis might bolt for the NBA, but Drew can only benefit from even a rocky year at the point. Touted rookie John Henson improved late after moving from small forward back to the post, while the core of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team is expected to return. As for the influx of talent, Williams won a fierce fight for top recruit Harrison Barnes, while shooting guard Reggie Bullock â&#x20AC;&#x201D; recently named the Associated Press menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player of the year for North Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and point guard Kendall Marshall will bolster a backcourt that was this teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest weakness.

It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until last year when a television network produced a tribute to Derek Smith that his son took some significant steps forward, allowing him to open up and discuss some of his feelings without having to go over every painful detail. The special â&#x20AC;&#x153;was a great cleansing thing for Nolan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it lifted a big burden from Nolan, because it told the story in a very good way, and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to tell the story,â&#x20AC;? Krzyzewski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He never wanted to tell the story. ... I called (Smith) up, I met with him.

I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what it would do to him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then, as soon as I sat down with him, I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holy mackerel, this is good.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Coach, it was great.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ... It conjured up good feelings, strength. And whether he said â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing this for my dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or whatever, it was the feelings that it prompted and evoked,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think (playing in Indianapolis is) a very special thing. It shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be his only motivation, but the fact that it is a motivation, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. That is a positive thing.â&#x20AC;?


Scoreboard

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NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB L10 y-Cleveland 59 16 .787 — 9-1 x-Orlando 53 22 .707 6 8-2 x-Atlanta 48 26 .649 101⁄2 7-3 1 y-Boston 47 27 .635 11 ⁄2 6-4 Milwaukee 41 33 .554 171⁄2 6-4 Miami 41 34 .547 18 8-2 1 Charlotte 39 35 .527 19 ⁄2 6-4 Toronto 37 37 .500 211⁄2 5-5 Chicago 36 39 .480 23 5-5 Indiana 28 47 .373 31 7-3 New York 26 48 .351 321⁄2 4-6 Philadelphia 26 49 .347 33 3-7 Detroit 23 51 .311 351⁄2 1-9 Washington 22 53 .293 37 1-9 New Jersey 10 65 .133 49 3-7 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 x-L.A. Lakers 54 21 .720 — 7-3 1 x-Dallas 50 26 .658 4 ⁄2 5-5 1 x-Utah 50 26 .658 4 ⁄2 8-2 x-Phoenix 49 26 .653 5 9-1 x-Denver 49 27 .645 51⁄2 4-6 Oklahoma City 46 28 .622 71⁄2 6-4 1 San Antonio 45 29 .608 8 ⁄2 6-4 x-Portland 46 30 .605 81⁄2 8-2 Memphis 38 36 .514 151⁄2 5-5 1 Houston 37 37 .500 16 ⁄2 4-6 New Orleans 35 41 .461 191⁄2 3-7 L.A. Clippers 27 48 .360 27 2-8 Sacramento 24 52 .316 301⁄2 2-8 Golden State 21 53 .284 321⁄2 4-6 Minnesota 15 60 .200 39 1-9

Sports Review BASKETBALL Str W-2 W-3 W-2 L-2 L-1 W-6 W-1 W-2 W-1 W-1 L-3 L-2 L-9 L-1 L-1

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Away 26-12 23-15 17-19 24-13 15-22 19-18 11-26 13-24 15-23 8-31 10-26 14-24 7-29 10-28 4-33

Conf 36-9 34-13 27-17 30-15 27-18 27-19 23-23 26-19 23-22 20-26 18-28 14-32 15-31 15-31 7-39

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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

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Sports on TV

Saturday, April 3

AUTO RACING 4 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nashville 300, at Lebanon, Tenn. GOLF 1 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Houston Open, third round, at Humble, Texas 7 p.m. ESPN2 — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, third round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. HORSE RACING 5 p.m. NBC — NTRA, Wood Memorial, at Ozone Park, N.Y. and Santa Anita Derby, at Arcadia, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. WGN — Preseason, Chicago Cubs at Arizona

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and recruited all the talent to — doesn’t make the Final Four for five straight seasons. “People expect us to always be at this stage,” Blue Devils forward Lance Thomas said Friday, the last day of practice before the games begin. Duke’s return to the Final Four, where the Blue Devils (33-5) will play West Virginia in Saturday’s second semifinal, has quieted a growing cadre of skeptics. Since 2004, when the Blue Devils lost to Connecticut in the national semifinals, Krzyzewski has kept the talent coming in and won four ACC tournament and two regular-season titles. But during that span, Duke hadn’t advanced past the NCAA regional semifinals until this year. That, combined with the two national championships North Carolina has won in the same span, has certainly made it

NIT Boxscore Late Thursday DAYTON 79, NORTH CAROLINA 68 NORTH CAROLINA (20-17) Ginyard 1-3 0-0 2, Thompson 5-9 3-5 13, Graves 8-17 2-2 25, Drew II 5-10 1-2 12, Henson 2-4 1-5 5, McDonald 0-2 0-0 0, Strickland 0-1 0-0 0, T.Wear 0-2 0-0 0, Zeller 5-11 1-1 11, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Petree 0-0 0-0 0, Watts 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Gallagher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-59 8-15 68. DAYTON (25-12) Wright 5-11 3-4 14, M.Johnson 7-13 3-7 20, Lowery 0-4 0-0 0, C.Johnson 5-9 2-2 14, Huelsman 3-6 0-0 6, Williams 5-8 2-3 16, Fabrizius 1-6 0-0 3, Warren 1-2 0-0 2, Perry 0-0 0-0 0, Searcy 1-1 0-0 2, Benson 1-1 0-0 2, Fox 0-0 0-0 0, Hendrick 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-61 10-16 79. Halftime—Dayton 45-32. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 8-21 (Graves 7-14, Drew II 1-5, McDonald 0-1, Strickland 0-1), Dayton 11-31 (Williams 4-7, M.Johnson 3-6, C.Johnson 2-6, Wright 1-3, Fabrizius 1-5, Lowery 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—North Carolina 33 (Thompson 10), Dayton 41 (C.Johnson, Wright 9). Assists—North Carolina 16 (Drew II 6), Dayton 18 (Warren 5). Total Fouls—North Carolina 18, Dayton 19. A—9,827.

PGA Tour-Shell Houston Open Scores

New Orleans at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 6 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

FedEx Cup Standings 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

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

GOLF

Thursday’s Games Orlando 97, Dallas 82 Denver 109, Portland 92 Friday’s Games Chicago 95, Washington 87 Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 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. Saturday’s Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

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

NCAA Tournament Glance

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Steve Marino Brian Gay Chris Couch J.P. Hayes Phil Mickelson Ryuji Imada Kevin Streelman Mike Weir Stewart Cink David Duval Vijay Singh Ryan Moore Tom Gillis Charlie Wi Nathan Green Cameron Beckman Bo Van Pelt Chad Collins Brendon de Jonge George McNeill Carl Pettersson Bryce Molder John Rollins Michael Sim John Senden Jerry Kelly Sergio Garcia Zach Johnson Paul Goydos Pat Perez Matt Every Briny Baird Jason Dufner Martin Laird Kris Blanks Lucas Glover Ricky Barnes Vaughn Taylor Steve Elkington

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By The Associated Press Friday At Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course Humble, Texas Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,457; Par: 72 Second Round

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$712,897 $529,956 $577,677 $596,230 $464,125 $527,460 $530,081 $426,963 $579,621 $577,420 $457,508 $497,683 $364,808 $366,158 $393,864 $659,456 $377,842 $468,602 $396,467 $425,666 $420,118 $459,225 $419,053 $502,573 $280,584 $398,520 $600,422 $415,526 $507,860 $300,214 $340,010 $390,805 $282,210 $393,765 $433,675 $391,800 $312,504 $358,549 $331,183

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, Final Four, at Indianapolis NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Charlotte at Chicago PREP BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. ESPN — Boys’ Invitational, championship, teams TBD, at Baltimore SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester United vs. Chelsea, at Manchester, England TENNIS 12:30 p.m. CBS — ATP/WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open, women’s championship match, at Miami

easier to criticize a program that already has its share of haters. Naturally, job security is of no concern to Coach K, in his 30th year at Duke. He insists he’s listened to very little of the critiquing outside of what the people in his own circles tell him, and the only time he, or anyone, should feel pressure is when they’re in over their head. “I think pressure is when you’re asked to do something you’re not capable of doing,” Krzyzewski said. “So you should train and be in a position where you’re capable of doing what people ask of you. And if you’re continually feeling pressure, you should probably try to do something you can do.” Duke has done it this year with a very unDuke-like combination — one that includes lots of height, starting with 7-foot-1 Brian Zoubek, plenty of rebounding and defense and nary a superstar. The program that gave us Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Christian La-

ettner, Jason Williams and dozens more NBA players has produced a 2010 team with pro talent, but no lottery picks — a team with players who can score and defend but nobody who dominates nightly. The man who turned it into Final Four material: Krzyzewski, who insists he never let the criticism get to him. “I think everyone feels pressure, but not the pressure from the outside,” he said. “It’s the pressure from within, to do as well as you think you can do.” Facing Krzyzewski on the other bench will be Huggins, who has brought West Virginia (31-6) back to the Final Four for the first time since 1959 and is making his first appearance since 1992, when he was with Cincinnati. An 18-year drought would gnaw at most coaches, a hyper-competitive bunch. But the 56-year-old Huggins insists he hasn’t spent much time — any time, really — during that span wondering if he would make it back or worrying about his shortcomings.

“They’ve got a really good post player and they’ve got guys that can hit 3’s. It should be an interesting game against Michigan State.” With that said, Peace predicts that the Bulldogs’ run will end against the tournament experience of Michigan State. “Butler might have the homecourt advantage, but Michigan State had it last year and it didn’t help them that much,” said Peace. “Michigan State has been there before and this year, they have to be rubbing a rabbit’s foot before each game or something because they keep finding ways to win.” In the Duke-West Virginia showdown, Peace thinks the coaching battle between Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins will be the difference in that game. Peace can’t see another top seed going down this late in the season and is therefore picking the Duke Blue Devils to go back to the National Championship game for the first time since 2001. Peace sees Duke winning it all over Michigan State if, and only if, Nolan Smith plays well. “I think Nolan Smith is the best player remaining in the tournament,” said Peace. “I think he’s the key player and he’s the one that can win it for Duke. If he’s playing well, Duke will be tough to beat.” Peace’s Final Four Predictions: Duke over West Virginia/Michigan State over Butler Peace’s National Championship Prediction: Duke over Michigan State

Gaston Collins

Collins, the head coach at Southern Lee, is a big fan of Bob Huggins and the way he coaches. “Huggins’ guys play hard and really know how to get after it,” said Collins. “I like their style of play and the way they hustle.” Collins says that Michigan State’s experience in the NCAA Tournament and being in the Final Four for the sixth time in the past 11 years will benefit the Spartans as they beat Butler. “Butler is a good team and they might have the advantage since they are playing in Indianapolis,” said Collins. “But Michigan State, I think, has more of an advantage because they were there last year and lost in the title game. Their experience

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HOCKEY NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Pittsburgh 77 44 26 7 95 237 x-New Jersey 76 44 26 6 94 203 Philadelphia 77 38 33 6 82 225 N.Y. Rangers 76 34 32 10 78 201 N.Y. Islanders 77 32 35 10 74 205 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Buffalo 77 43 24 10 96 223 x-Ottawa 78 43 30 5 91 214 Montreal 77 37 32 8 82 205 Boston 77 35 30 12 82 191 Toronto 78 29 36 13 71 208 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF z-Washington 77 50 15 12 112 298 Atlanta 78 34 32 12 80 228 Carolina 78 33 35 10 76 215

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and their style of play will help them get back to the title game.” Although he likes Huggins and the Mountaineers over Duke, Collins just doesn’t see anybody beating Michigan State. “Michigan State has been there before and they lost in the title game last year,” said Collins. “There’s something that Tom Izzo does to get his team playing well this late in the season and I think it’s going to happen again. He’s a great coach and I think he’s going to have his team ready to play and ready to win.” Collins’ Final Four Predictions: West Virginia over Duke/Michigan State over Butler Collins’ National Championship Prediction: Michigan State over West Virginia

Joel Murr

Murr, the head girls’ coach of Grace Christian, has made it no secret that he is a Duke fan. That didn’t stop him from picking the Kansas Jayhawks from beating his Blue Devils in the title game when he filled out his bracket three weeks ago. “I picked Kansas to win the whole thing when I originally did my bracket,” said Murr. “So that goes to show you what I know. I did have Duke in the title game, though.” Murr picked Duke to go to the title game and he is still sticking with that pick. “Duke got beat by West Virginia two years ago and I think this time they’ll be ready to play,” said Murr. “West Virginia has done well up until this point, but I think Duke is just the better team.” Murr says he would easily pick West Virginia and Michigan State but since both teams are battling key injuries, he’s going with the two healthy teams. “Michigan State and West Virginia are so beat up right now,” said Murr. “Michigan State has the tournament experience and everything, but not having Kalin Lucas could hurt them. The same goes with West Virginia and ‘Truck’ Bryant. Duke and Butler are the two healthy teams and I think those are going to be the ones that prevail in the end.” In the title game, Murr is not putting his bias aside as he sees the Blue Devils cutting down the nets as the national champions on Monday night. “I’m going with Duke over Butler,” said Murr. “But as we’ve seen in this tournament, anything can happen.” Murr’s Final Four Predictions: Duke over West Virginia/ Butler over Michi-

Florida 77 31 34 12 74 198 Tampa Bay 77 31 34 12 74 201 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Chicago 76 47 22 7 101 247 Nashville 79 45 28 6 96 217 Detroit 77 41 23 13 95 215 St. Louis 77 37 31 9 83 209 Columbus 78 32 33 13 77 210 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 77 46 27 4 96 251 Colorado 76 41 28 7 89 227 Calgary 77 39 29 9 87 196 Minnesota 77 37 34 6 80 208 Edmonton 76 24 45 7 55 194 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-San Jose 77 47 20 10 104 248 x-Phoenix 78 47 25 6 100 212 Los Angeles 77 44 27 6 94 228 Anaheim 76 37 31 8 82 216 Dallas 77 34 29 14 82 221

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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Thursday’s Games Ottawa 4, Carolina 3, SO Florida 1, Boston 0 Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 6, Philadelphia 4 Washington 2, Atlanta 1 Detroit 3, Columbus 2 Nashville 3, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 8, Vancouver 3 Friday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 2 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

gan State Murr’s National Championship Prediction: Duke over Butler Don Warcup Lee Christian head coach Don Warcup thought Duke was going to be one of the first No. 1 seeds eliminated. While the Blue Devils weren’t the first, Warcup sees them as the last top seed to go down. “I think West Virginia is way too physical for Duke,” said Warcup. “Duke relies too much on its three main guys. I think West Virginia will be able to get one or two of them into foul trouble early in the game. If that happens, I think Duke is in trouble.” In the other semifinal, Warcup thinks Sparty’s run in the tournament is about to end at the hands of the Bulldogs. “Butler has the hot hand,” said Warcup. “Michigan State has kind of snuck by every team that they’ve played so far. I think their time in the tournament is about to end.” Warcup thinks that 2010 will be the year of the Mountaineer. “I think West Virginia is going to take it all,” said Warcup. “I think they are too good.” Warcup’s Final Four Predictions: Butler over Michigan State/West Virginia over Duke Warcup’s National Championship Prediction: West Virginia over Butler

Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor is a Tar Heel fan while her husband is a Blue Devil fan. Because of all the fun he’s been poking at Taylor’s expense throughout the week, the Southern Lee girls’ basketball coach is picking Duke to lose to West Virginia. “It’s kind of an in-house rivalry between my husband and me,” said Taylor. “We’ve been kind of talking junk back and forth to each other this whole week. I’m picking and hoping that West Virginia knocks Duke out.” Taylor is going out on a limb and picking the Butler Bulldogs to win the entire thing. “Butler is hot right now,” said Taylor. “Their team chemistry is really clicking right now. They’ve won 24 in a row and have the nation’s longest winning streak. I don’t think they’ve gotten the respect they deserve and I think they’re going to win it all.” Taylor’s Final Four Predictions: Butler over Michigan State/ West Virginia over Duke Taylor’s National Championship Prediction: Butler over West Virginia


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Happy Birthday: Get your finances in order this year. Look at your future logically and let go of all that’s been weighing you down. A new attitude will bring about a new you and new beginnings. Don’t get angry about the past, get moving forward and put the past behind you. Your numbers are 3, 13, 21, 27, 33, 36, 49 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting together with people who are as aggressive as you are will lead to profits. A challenge will get you moving in spite of some of the setbacks you’ve encountered. Stay within your budget. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your day will be nonproductive if you leave room for someone to complain. Taking action will work but discussing a moot point will lead to setbacks and family feuds. Do something without being asked that will please your family. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be inclined to stretch the truth, especially if someone is trying to outdo you. Instead, stick to your game plan and focus on learning, sharing and caring with the people who mean the most to you. Someone who depends on you can also help you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be prepared to answer any questions that you are asked with facts, figures and whatever else is required. The sooner you put people’s minds at ease, the easier it will be to follow through with your plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get away from workrelated matters and focus more on fun and games. A short trip will lead to activities, events and people who will share valuable information, ideas and alternatives to the way you’ve been planning to proceed with your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can avoid being

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strung along by a big talker who is unlikely to honor promises made. Travel in order to have a face-to-face conversation. The rapport that develops will be well worth your time, effort and expense. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Taking on too much or overindulging in any way will cause you grief both personally and financially. You can expect to experience problems with someone you care about over a money matter. Put your time and effort into fixing up your home. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may want to change the nature of your business but, before you go down that path, check out the cost. It’s probably better to take what you’ve already got and rework it to fit your new plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Put your effort into your home and comfort. Do as much of the work yourself as you can. Travel will be costly and will lead to unexpected delays and problems with authority figures. Don’t deviate from the rules. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Love is in the stars and you should be planning to do something entertaining either with your current partner or that will allow you to meet someone special. Don’t limit your choices because you are too set in your ways. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Rethink your future and strategize about what you want to do, can do and should do. You will get a good response if you put a new resume together. Getting involved in volunteer work will provide you with some added bonuses. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let your guard down, especially when working with people who are after the same goals you have in mind. You can expect the competition to be fierce and the underhandedness downright dirty. Don’t give away your secrets. Remain calm.

DEAR ABBY: I broke up with my girlfriend of almost two years last July because I thought I was going to be getting a job overseas and she would be staying in the States. We have always had a longdistance relationship (me being from New York and she from New Hampshire), and it didn’t look like it would be any different for the next five or so years what with graduate school, etc. I was becoming more and more distant in our relationship because I’d see her only for a weekend every other month or so, and the lack of physical contact left me feeling single but unavailable. It has been many months now, and it turned out I didn’t get the job after all. She’s now living two hours away, and we’re still on good terms. We talk occasionally but never about us. Our families loved each other, and we never had any deal-breaking fights. Part of me wants to see if she wants to give it another shot, but the other half feels almost embarrassed to ask. What would you suggest I do? — MUSING IN THE EMPIRE STATE DEAR MUSING: Sitting around “musing” won’t solve your problem. So get off the dime and ASK her before someone else steps in and does! o DEAR ABBY: I have been married a year and a half. My husband works three jobs because he wants material things. We spend very little time together and when we

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do, it’s sleep and sports. We don’t go out to dinner or movies. I feel like I’m just here so he can get the material things he wants. — LONESOME IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR LONESOME: You and your husband are overdue for some serious discussions regarding priorities, goals and values because it appears you are far out of sync. Tell him that while you admire his drive and ambition, successful marriages take work, too. While many people can hold down two jobs, trying to hold down three is a challenge. A person can’t put forth his best effort if he’s exhausted all the time — and fatigue leads to mistakes and inefficiency. For the sake of your husband’s health, he should rethink what he’s doing. P.S. Speak up now, because if you truly believe you’re just there so he can get the material things he wants, it doesn’t take a crystal ball to see this marriage may not be one of long duration.

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago I met someone who became larger than life to me. I was happier than I ever dreamed, but it wasn’t to be. He was killed six months later in a car accident. His best friend, “Tom,” was driving. I went to visit Tom in the hospital and from then on we became inseparable. At first, it was to soothe each other’s pain of losing someone we both loved, but it grew into something more. I currently live with Tom’s family and work in their business without pay. Essentially, I’m one of the family. I could not ask for a more loving adoptive family, but I don’t want to be “family.” I lie awake at night thinking about Tom, blush if our hands touch and have to catch my breath when he looks at me. How do I tell the man I love that I have fallen for him when he considers me like a little sister? Is what I’m feeling even appropriate? — UNSURE IN NEW YORK DEAR UNSURE: I think so. You suffered a devastating loss. Tom and his family have filled the void, so your feelings are understandable. You will never know whether Tom feels the same way about you if you don’t bring up the subject. If you’re afraid to do that, then talk to his mother. She’ll be able to give you some insight — and perhaps some encouragement. But don’t wait much longer, because if he doesn’t feel the same, you need to move out and move on with your life

Odds and Ends Fla. chef has 9 reasons his octopus tastes better TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nineopus. Novopus. Freak of nature. Whatever you want to call it, the nine-legged octopus probably had a leg up on all the other creatures in the Gulf of Mexico — until it was caught and found its way to Hellas Bakery and Restaurant in Florida. Head Chef Emmanuel Psomas says he was steaming the octopus Thursday when he discovered that it seemed, well, leggier than normal. Psomas says he’s cooked octopus for 40 years — it’s a Greek delicacy — and has never seen one with an extra leg. He says he counted the legs three times in disbelief. “I’m like, this can’t be,” Psomas said. “I’ve seen a lot of octopus.” He’s keeping the octopus in his refrigerator for now, but he plans to enjoy it soon with a bit of vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. While unusual, marine experts say the extra leg on the octopus is likely due to genetic mutation.

Pedestrians — and giant bunnies — get right of way GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Glendale police who used a bunny costume to decoy bad drivers at crosswalks have abandoned the outfit after it made a city

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My Answer councilman hopping mad. An officer wore the Easter outfit on Wednesday in crosswalks. Drivers who didn’t yield to the furry pedestrian were ticketed. But City Councilman John Drayman harshly criticized the head-turning costume, calling it “breathtakingly dangerous” and a poor use of city resources. Glendale police continued the crosswalk sting on Thursday but the officer wore shorts and a T-shirt. A city spokesman says the city is re-evaluating the use of costumes for enforcement campaigns.

Ohio inmate’s letter to wrong address nets charges PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio inmate’s letter to his mother included detailed instructions on how to sneak drugs to him — but lacked the correct ZIP code. Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton says the letter was returned to the Port Clinton jail where corrections officers read it along with the other incoming mail. Donald Dudrow III of Toledo was indicted Thursday on charges of attempted drug trafficking and trying to get drugs into a correctional facility. He already was in jail on a probation violation. Jail officials didn’t know whether Dudrow has an attorney.

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Q: How can we know if there is life after death? I’d like to think there is but I don’t see any scientific reason to believe in it. Once a person is dead, that’s the end of everything, in my view. Or am I overlooking something? -- H.J.J. A: Tomorrow, millions of Christians around the world will celebrate Easter, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. When they took Him down from the cross and sealed Him in a stone tomb, Jesus was truly dead -- a fact which even His enemies did not dispute. But on the third day after His death, the tomb was empty, and the words of the angels who appeared outside that tomb ring across the centuries: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:5-6). Later He appeared to hundreds of witnesses, proving beyond all doubt that He was alive. And this is how we know there is life beyond the grave. Jesus Christ has torn down the wall! Death has been destroyed! He has shown us that this life is not all, but beyond us is eternity -- either in heaven with Him forever, or in that place the Bible calls hell, separated from Him forever. We were meant to live with God forever -- and because of Christ’s death and resurrection for us, we know we can. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies” (John 11:25).


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NATIONWIDE SERIES

SPRINT CUP

Race: Subway Fresh Fit 600 Where: Phoenix International Raceway When: April 10, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX 2009 winner: Mark Martin

Race: Nashville 300 Where: Nashville Superspeedway When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2009 winner: Joey Logano (left)

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Race: Nashville 200 Where: Nashville Superspeedway When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED No 2009 race

By RICK MINTER / Cox Newspapers NOTEBOOK

Harvick wins Kroger 250 Kevin Harvick appears to have replaced Kyle Busch as the Sprint Cup driver to beat in the Camping World Truck Series. Harvick won Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, his second win in two starts this season, the other coming at Atlanta. He now has five wins in Kevin Harvick his past seven starts, dating back to last spring’s race at Martinsville. It was another race in which Harvick drove a brand-new truck to victory. As part of his business plan at Kevin Harvick Inc., the team builds new trucks, which Harvick drives himself – usually just one time – then sells afterward. “They built this truck in I think about 15 days,” he said. Harvick took the lead from local favorite Timothy Peters, who led late before losing the lead to Harvick on Lap 190 of 250. “Every time we have come here, no matter what it is, we’ve run well,” Peters said. “I’m just thankful we can have that success up here. I just love coming here.” Peters’ fourth-place finish moved him from second to first in the points standings. He left the Kroger 250 with a 59-point lead over Aric Almirola, who finished sixth on Saturday.

Putting the ‘earn’in Earnhardt

Jeff Gordon sits in the No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet during Friday’s practice for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. (NASCAR photo)

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or several seasons now, the NASCAR world has been anticipating a major change near the top of the all-time winners list. Jeff Gordon is just two poles away from sole possession of third place on the alltime Sprint Cup pole-winners list, and he’s just three wins away from sole possession of third place on the all-time Cup winners list. If he accomplishes those goals, he’d trail only the legendary drivers Richard Petty and David Pearson in the two categories. Back in 2007, Gordon was rewriting the record books on a regular basis. At Phoenix in April, he won the pole, his 59th, tying Darrell Waltrip for fifth place on the all-time chart. Then he went out and won the race, tying his one-time main rival Dale Earnhardt Jr. for sixth place all-time with 76 Cup victories. Then at Talladega, he passed Waltrip in poles, moving to fourth place and the next day, he passed Earnhardt and took sole possession of sixth place, dropping Earnhardt to seventh. But the record books stayed pretty much the same through the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as Gordon went winless in ’08 but got four poles and won just one race and one pole last year. In years past, he’s said he was too busy racing to spend a lot of time pondering his place in history, but now at age 38 and into his 18th full Cup season, he does seem to be a little more interested in the totals.

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson talk shop in the garage area of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., during February’s Auto Club 500. (NASCAR photo) “It’s a little frustrating that we’ve been at 82 as long as we have and 81 as long as we were,” he said during an interview at Bristol Motor Speedway. “I felt like we were going to click off quite a few last year after we won the Texas race and then we didn’t. And I feel like this year we’re so capable of getting multiple wins.” But like many a veteran driver, he doesn’t take winning for granted. In any driver’s career, there comes a time when they

just can’t win any more, for a variety of reasons. “You just never know when that next win is going to come,” he said. “When you’re this close to 84 or 85, you’d like to get ahead of those guys. But if I don’t I’m very pleased with what I’ve accomplished. I didn’t think I’d ever be at 50, or even 30, so to be over here at 82 feels pretty darn good.” And the look on his face and tone of his voice left little doubt that he truly believes he’ll move up the chart and do it sooner rather than later. “I just want to win,” he said. “It doesn’t matter to me how many we end up with. I just want to keep on winning.” He’s also keeping an eye on the championship column, and hoping to move into sole possession of third place there too. He and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are now tied with four apiece. Gordon has said several times that it’s important for him to get to five before Johnson. His frustration over being beaten by Johnson showed earlier this year when he dominated the race at Las Vegas only to lose to Johnson at the end. “I just want to win the championship,” he said. “I think one of the most disappointing things about Vegas was not only did we not win the race, but we let Jimmie get the win. “That was big to us, and it’s big to everybody out there. Everybody wants to beat those guys because they’ve been so good.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not be winning on the track very often, but he’s leading the race to the bank. Estimates by Forbes.com show Earnhardt, the sport’s most popular driver, leading the Sprint Cup pack with annual earnings of $30 million from salaries, endorsements, his share of track winnings and licensing agreements. Jeff Gordon is second at $27 million, while the sport’s hottest driver on the track, Jimmie Johnson, is third at $23 million. They’re the only three earning more than $20 million. Tony Stewart is fourth on the list at $19 million, and at the bottom of the top 10 in earnings, Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin are tied at $11 million. Others in the elite 10 moneymakers are Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Hamlin plans knee surgery Monday’s rain-delayed Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway couldn’t have been more appropriately named for Denny Hamlin. Muscling his way through the pack in the closing laps, Hamlin scored a dramatic victory on the eve of surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. It looked as if Hamlin had lost the race when he gave up the lead for four fresh tires with less than 10 laps left to run, but a green-white-checkered finish gave him a chance to slip past race leader Jeff Gordon and get the win. “That’s hard to do,” Hamlin said of making up nine spots in just a handful of laps on a tight Martinsville track. “I had to bully my way through there. Somehow I made it work.” Next up is the surgery to repair his knee, which he injured playing basketball in January. Hamlin hoped to put off the surgery until the end of the season, but that plan didn’t work out. Hamlin said he hopes to be ready to race in two weeks at Phoenix, but he’ll have Casey Mears on stand-by for several weeks just in case.

Impact of new spoiler uncertain; North Wilkesboro to reopen NUMERICALLY ASK RICK!

“What are drivers saying about the switch from the wing to the spoiler?” A: Most are taking a wait-andsee attitude until after the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 18. That will be the first high-speed test of the spoiler in racing conditions. The new spoiler, which will be used at all tracks except Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, is 64.5 inches wide and four inches tall in the center. It will be attached to the rear of the car at a 70-degree angle and is not adjustable. NASCAR officials say that beginning with the Texas race, a 3.5inch-tall rear-deck fin will be added to the left side of the car. This fin can either be the full length of the deck lid or a maximum of eight inches short of the spoiler. With the deck lid fin and its length options,

the teams will have some flexibility in adjusting rear side force. After testing two days at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, Jimmie Johnson said he’s among those waiting until Texas to say what the effect of the switch will be. For some reason in the Charlotte test drivers did not try to simulate racing conditions. “We never really raced each other,” Johnson said. “I don’t think I tried to pass a single car the whole time. I certainly didn’t run side-byside with anybody. We have a lot to learn.” Johnson said that despite the PR to the contrary, he doesn’t foresee the spoiler making the racing any better. “What I kind of predict is that the car is going to be more difficult to drive in traffic,” he said. “I’ve heard a lot of people mention that’s going to make for better racing. And I’m just not buying that as of now.” He said the aerodynamic effects of the wing allowed drivers to catch their cars when they started to get sideways. That wasn’t the case when the spoiler was used before. “I think it might create more spins and more wrecks,” Johnson said.

Q: What’s going on with the old North Wilkesboro Speedway? A: A group of local racing folks is planning to reopen the track and host minor league touring series racing later this year. Just last week, Kevin Harvick tested there in a Sprint Cup car. He told reporters at Martinsville Speedway that the Wilkesboro track surface is in pretty good shape even though the last Cup race run there was in 1996, before Harvick joined the circuit. “The surface is fine,” he said. “They’ve done a really good job of

cleaning it up. They have a lot still left to do with some of the facility. Obviously they’re working on the surface to fix some of the cracks and things, but we were one of the first ones there just trying to feel out exactly what it would be useful for and things like that. “But it still wears the tires out and still drives around like I guess it used to … It looks like any other race track.” Got a question about NASCAR? Ask Rick! E-mail your question to rminter@racintoday.com

SPEAKING

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Laps run among the top 15 in the past ten Nationwide Series races at Nashville by Carl Edwards, top among drivers

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Laps led by Kyle Busch in the past ten Nationwide Series races at Nashville Superspeedway, the most of any driver

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Laps led by Mike Skinner in the past five Camping World Truck Series races at Nashville, the most of any driver

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Drivers who have won 50 or more races in the series now known as the Sprint Cup (the latest addition to the group being Jimmie Johnson) Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Sprint Cup racer arrives at North Wilkesboro Speedway the evening before planned tests of the historic track’s ongoing refurbishing. (historicnws.com photo)


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Help Wanted: Experienced Tree Removers with Small amount of bucket truck exp. 919-356-0651 353-5782 Salesman For Pool Store References Required Call: 774-9711 Start Calling Monday

200 Transportation

ENLARGED PRINT • Enlarged Bold Print

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

601 Bargain Bin/ $250 or Less

ny policy and state and 25’’ Console TV with federal laws and Converter $75 regulations. 775-3914 Ensure timely reporting and payment of the employer’s Chest of Drawers $50, and employees’ with Dog Crate $25, 2 One holdings to appropriate Man Skies $50 a piece. agencies. 919-356-6357 Coordinate payroll deductions paper flow. Gateway 2,000 Computer Provide first point of contact Monitor, Modem, Printer, for employees for time and Computer Table & Chair. attendance and payroll and $125 919-642-0457 resolve open issues. Gateway Computer For Prepare and maintain Sale: Full Set Up Or Tower reports, queries, and Only. Call for details: conduct ad hoc audits in 774-1066 coordination with the Plant Accounting Manager to Home Trend Car Seat with ensure data integrity. Stroller. Green. $70 Document work flow Excellent Con. Aprica Navy processes and work Design Stroller $50. Excelprocedures. Evaluate and lent Con. Rocker/Glider recommend improvements Oak wood with blue to the payroll system and cushions $40 775-1336 procedures. after 5pm SKILLS REQUIRED Knowledge of payroll and accounting practices and principles and related state and federal employment laws. Fluency in Excel required. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Piece rate payroll processing experience. EDUCATIONAL, LICENSING OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED Associate’s Degree or professional training a plus. 2+ year’s supervisory-level payroll processing experience. Five years of payroll experience in a manufacturing environment with primary responsibility for time and attendance and payroll administration and processing. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Additional Arden Companies corporate information is available online at www.ardencompanies.com

Patio Furniture-Large Table, 2 Captains Chairs, 4 Regular Chairs, & Cushions. Excellent Cond. Paid $900 Asking $250. Call: 7770575 Radial Arm Saw 10 Inch Blade $225 919-776-9720 Twin Bed Frame, Headboard, Spring & Mattress Excellent Condition- $80 Call: 919-774-1572 Whirlpool Washer Exc. Condition 2 Years Old White $175 Whirlpool Refridge w/Ice Maker 20 cu ft $200 Will Guarantee 776-3949 Zoombak Tractor Still Under Contract $60 Call: 919-258-5838 or 919-200-1673

605 Miscellaneous (2) 12” speakers in enclosed box w/ amp. 2 sub woofers enclosed in box. Brand: Kicker. Set of 17” rims & tires. Call for pricing: 910-977-9558 For Sale Travel Resort of America. $500 plus transfer fees. Dues pd until Aug. 2010 Call: 919-499-1155

General Office Clerical Gray Flex Systems, Inc. HAVING A located in Coats, NC, is YARD SALE? Send Resumes to seeking to fill a full-time bkimball@ The DEADLINE for general office/clerical ardencompanies.com position. Highly proficient Ads is 2 P.M. in Microsoft Office (Excel the day PRIOR Spreadsheet, Word) a 500 to publication. must. Will have PREPAYMENT IS Free Pets responsibilities in A/R, REQUIRED FOR Order Entry, Billing, YARD SALE ADS. 510 Customer Service, THE SANFORD HERALD, Collections, Price Quotes, Free Cats CLASSIFIED DEPT. working with sales group 718-1201 or 2 American Short Hair Cats and special projects. 718-1204 1 Male/1 Female: 1 Year Cross-training to cover Old, All Shots, Both Fixed other positions due to 615 & Have Microchips For vacation, absenteeism, etc. Finding. Need New Home. Appliances Must be well organized Call: 828-215-0533 and ability to work in Appliance Repair - all fast-pace environment. brands. Free estimate.All Position requires punctual Free Kittens to Good Home work guaranteed. Call Mr. person with solid attendRaised Indoors, Adorable, Paul anytime 258-9165. ance. Wk Hrs will be M-F Friendly, Very Socialable, approximately 8:00 am to 640 and Trained. 4:30 pm. Benefits. 919-776-9993 Firewood Send resume to dgrady@grayflex.com, Mowing, Landscaping, 520 mail to: Gray Flex Systems, Yard Work, Brush ClearFree Dogs Inc., Attn: General Office, ing, Tree Removal, Fire P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC Wood Delivery, ETC. Absolutely Beautiful Free To 27521 or apply in person Will do anything Call Good Home Black Puppies at the HR Office: Gray Flex 498-4852 or 258-9360 Mix Lab Male & Female Systems, Inc., 232 N. Ida Free To Good Home Street, Coats, NC. 650 919-774-3207

Yard/Garage Sale April 2nd and 3rd From 8am until 12 noon both days. 1084 Claude White Road Please bring small denomination currency

210 Vehicles Wanted

460 Help Wanted Clerical/Admin

We offer • BOLD print

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

460 Help Wanted Clerical/Admin PAYROLL SUPERVISOR Arden Companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor patio consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Supervisor located in our Sanford, North Carolina, facility.

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

10 Ft Fiberglass River/Pond High Side Row Boat w/ 2 Bench Seats. No Oars. $150 Call: 919-356-4185 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

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

695 Wanted to Buy

820 Homes

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

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

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com 108 Marina Road $800/mo 3BD/2BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 2BR 1BA, with Closed in Garage located between White Hill & Cameron $600/mo with $600/dep No Pets 775-2988 3br 1.5BA Central Heat & Air. LG Rooms Screen In Porch, Vinyl Windows Broadway 258-9887 50 Arden Lane, Goldston. Large kitchen & pantry, den, 1BR, 1 BA, new vinyl, freshly painted. Good condition. $400 mo. No Pets & Police Check 919-898-4754 519 Maple Ave $550/mo 3BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 McIver Historical District : 202 Hillcrest DR 919-721-0413 4 BR 2 Full Bath, Pantry, Sun Room, DW, Basement, Back Deck THE SANFORD HERALD makes every effort to follow HUD guidelines in rental advertisements placed by our advertisers. We reserve the right to refuse or change ad copy as necessary for HUD compliances.

730 For Rent Apts/Condos Low Rents: 1 & 2 BR’s Equal Housing Opportunity Woodbridge Apartments 919-774-6125 Studio apartment with carport, N. Horner, $360/mo., deposit rqrd. 356-4687 Welcome spring in your cozy. comfortable, warm and affordable home at Westrridge Apartments Be sure to inquire about Our Move-in Special! 2 BR Units AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Washer/dryer hook in each unit Section 8 welcomed Disability accessible units Equal House Opportunity Pathway Drive Sanford, NC 27330 (919)775-5134

Nice 2BR w/ shop new vinyl siding & windows, new carpet & paint, blinds, etc. (Furnished) Nice Decor Must See To Appreciate 708-2987 $48,900

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960 Statewide Classifieds

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830 Mobile Homes CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

2:00 PM

DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00

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960 Statewide Classifieds

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VACATION RENTALS- Give 60+ COLLEGE CREDITS? NC residents statewide Serve one weekend a your rates for spring and month as a National Guard summer with ad placement 900 Officer. 16 career fields, on the North Carolina leadership, benefits, bonus, Statewide Classified Ad Miscellaneous pay, tuition assistance and Network. Your ad will be more! published in 114 NC news920 joel.eberly@us.army.mil papers and reach 1.6 milAuctions lion households. Ad is also posted at www.ncadsonHarris SLT NEEDS CLASS A Team line.com . Print and online Realty & Auction Drivers with Hazmat. for only $330! Visit “Since 1989” One $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 www.ncpress.com for more Call...We Sell It All!! for all miles. Regional coninformation. Land, Houses, Equipment tractor positions available. Wheel Hollow Apts. Business Liquidation, 1-800-835-9471. FORECLOSURES, SHORT 2BR/1.5BA No Pets Estates, Antiques, Coins, SALES, absolute bargains $535/month Furniture, Consignments, on NC mountain property. $535/deposit etc. jerryharrisauction.com DRIVERS- Up to .41 CPM. 2+ acres, $15,900. Log Call:910-528-7505 545-4637 or 498-4077 Excellent Benefits, Home cabin shell on 1.52 acres, Time & Paid Vacation! OTR $79,900. Their loss-your 960 740 Experience & CDL/A Regain. Call 828-286-1666 Statewide quired. Flatbed company. brkr For Rent - Mobile Classifieds No felonies. Lease purHomes chase available. 800-441COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 4271, x NC-100 LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS 2BR 2BA Furnished AUCTION- 274,800+/- sq. WANTED. We buy or mar14x80 MH For Rent in ft. Manufacturing Facility ket development lots. MounSecluded Private Lake Area on 36.5+/- acres. Land ofDrivers- FOOD TANKER tain or Waterfront Com10 Miles from Sanford fered in 7 parcels with Di$450/mo 919-837-2332 rect Exposure to Route 460 Drivers Needed. OTR posi- munities in NC, SC, & VA. tions available NOW! CDLCall 800-455-1981, in Princeton, WV. This is a A w/Tanker Required. OutExt.1034. 2BR/1BA MH debt free, surplus asset standing Pay and Benefits! Western Harnett Area Minimum Bid $2,000,000. Call a Recruiter TODAY! $385/mo This prime facility offers 877-484-3066. www.oa- GREAT LEASE OPPORTUNINo Pets! 266,300+/- sq. ft. of mankleytransport.com TY! Bennettsville, SC. Call: 919-478-5069 ufacturing/warehouse, and $1.00 NNN 40-250,000 8,500+/- sq. ft. of offices. sq. ft. available, 20' ceiling 3BR 2BA MH Central Heat A 129,000+/ sq. ft. wareDRIVER- CDL-A. Great Flatheight, sprinklered, dock & AC. Wash/Dryer with house addition and a bed Opportunity! High height. 1 hour from FlorCarport. Private Lot in 5,000 sq. ft. brick office ence, 2 hours from CharJohnsonville $450/mo + building were built in 2001 Miles. Limited Tarping. Professional Equipment. Excel- lotte. 818-508-7034, xt 12 Dep & Ref No Pets at a cost of $4,000,000. lent Pay - Deposited Week919-775-9139 Auction on-site April 13 at ly. Must have TWIC Card 2 p.m. Boyd Temple or apply within 30 days of 765 (WV#1202), Woltz & Associates, Inc., Real Estate Commercial Brokers & Auctioneers, RoaRentals noke, VA, 800-551-3588 or www.woltz.com. 2 Commercial Building •1227 N. Horner 650 SqFt •1229 N. Horner 2,800 A growing business and major manufacRESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Sq Ft Call Reid at turer of mechanical carbon seals & bearAUCTION- Wednesday, 775-2282 Robert 770-445 April 7 at 10 a.m. 407 Jefings, has the following positions available freys Lane, Goldsboro, NC. Office/Commercial immediately: Coolers, Freezers, Gas FryBuilding For Rent 4001 ers, Stoves, Ranges, Ovens, Hawkins Ave. $450/mo Machinists Hundreds of Items. 919-774-6644 www.ClassicAuctions.com Machinists for second and/or third 800 704-791-8825. shift. Candidates will be responsible for NCAF5479. Real Estate

3 Bed Frames 810 •2 with Flat Scuff Protectors 240 Land 675 $20/Each Cars - General •1 With White Wheels 8.5 ac between Broadway Pets/Animals The Payroll Supervisor will $25 910-245-7909 & Seminole. Road frontage. Automobile Policy: Three report to the Plant Account*Pets/Animals Policy: From 7-9pm 423-727-7303 or different automobile ads per ing Manager and is responThree different (Pet) ads per household per year at the 828-963-3343 sible for the timely and 3 Piece Full Size BR Set household per year at the “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, of accurate delivery “Family Rate”. In excess of 3, $200 Includes Mattress billing will be at the For Sale By Owner billing will be at the payroll, reporting and 919-721-3771 “Business Rate”. “Business Rate”. 17.68 Acres In Country record keeping. In 5 Ladies Top Size 2 & 3 Ideal For Horse Farm 255 addition, the Payroll SuperFor Sale: Assorted Baby $2 Each, Dirt Bike Helmet Is Income Producing visor will oversee the Sport Utilities Chicks, Bantams, Ducks, $40, Dehydrator $20, 5.1 Call: 919-775-4308 Payroll Specialist and Megapixel Digital Camera Bronze Turkeys, Guineas, & provide accounting and CLASSIFIED DEADBroilers. Call: 919-258$75, Large Bird Cage $20, 820 project management LINE: 2:00 PM 5533 Knitting Yard $1 Each to the Finance support Homes DAY BEFORE 919-708-6910 team. 680 PUBLICATION. (2:00 Initial interest rates from BASIC AREAS OF Chest of Drawers $35 pm Friday for Farm Produce 3.75% for New Energy RESPONSIBILITIES Treadmill $75 Sat/Sun ads). San- Supervise and prepare the Star Homes. Solid Maple Entertainment Fresh Squash & Green See Inventory at ford Herald, Classidaily payroll. Center $50 Beans! Come to the B&B www.grocecompanies.com Prepare and maintain pay- Antique Signer Sewing Mafied Dept., Market! Turnip & Mustard and dial 919-770-4883 or roll records, logs and files 718-1201 or chine $45 Greens, Creasy, Side Meat 770-2554 in accordance with compa777-5429 718-1204 & Ham Hocks. 775-3032

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EXPANDING OPERATIONS

ABSOLUTE AUCTION- Salvage Yard & Equipment. Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m., 810 Old Wilkesboro Road, Taylorsville, NC. 9.6 acres, rollback, tools, equipment, vehicles, parts, more. See our website. www.parkauctionrealty.com; www.auctionzip ID#14226. 336263-3957. NCFAL#8834 UPCOMING AUCTIONS: APRIL 6th: 124+/- AC Divided, Farm House, Dunn. APRIL 6th: 41+/- AC Divided, Erwin. APRIL 7th: 12+/AC, 2 Tracts, 4 Turkey Houses, Autryville. APRIL 12th: 20 lots sold in 4 units, Pinehurst. APRIL 12th: Home, 3BD/2.5BA, Sanford. APRIL 12th: Home,

setting up and operating all manual and CNC machine shop equipment. Candidates must have a machinist diploma or equivalent experience in a machine shop environment. Must be able to read and understand complex blueprints and have a working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry.

Morgan AM&T offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including hospitalization and major medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, 401(k) and pension. Qualified persons should apply at Morgan AM&T, 504 N. Ashe Ave., Dunn, NC 28334, or mail resume to the same address. Morgan AM&T is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.


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Residential Repairs, reroofing Shingles Metal Roofing at its finest Get your Government energy tax rebate by going with a Metal roof (only certain colors apply)

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The Sanford Herald

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