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The Sanford Herald THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010





LCHS fix to benefit local economy

CHINA Nearly 600 die in earthquake

Renovations to be performed by mostly local businesses

PROFESSOR IN SANFORD WORRIED FOR COUNTRY Soldiers and civilians used shovels and their bare hands to dig through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan region of China on Wednesday, killing at least 589 people and injuring more than 10,000. A half a world away, Shua Che, a visiting professor at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, said she felt great sympathy for Che her country after hearing of the devastating quake. “I don’t have friends or relatives from that area, but I still feel very sorry and am in sympathy with the people there,” she said. Che, who is the instructor for the college’s Confucius Classroom, is from Nanjing, in eastern China, about 800 miles southeast of the earthquake area in Qinghai Province. “I know our government has sent lots of people and goods to rescue them,” Che said. “With the help from different places and different people, I believe the people in the earthquake area will get their normal lives back.” — More on the quake, Page 12A

ELECTION EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY IN LEE COUNTY SANFORD — One-stop voting begins today. Early voting, which allows residents to register and vote in the same visit, started this morning and will run up to four days before the May 5 primary. Lee County has two early voting sites: the McSwain Agricultural Center at 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford, and the Lee County Board of Elections office at 225 S. Steele St. in Sanford. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The last day of early voting is Saturday, May 1. In order to register and vote at the one-stop sites, residents will need to fill out a voter registration application and provide proof of residency. Proof of residency can be shown with identification that includes the citizen’s name and current address. Appropriate forms of identification include a driver’s license, a utility bill with your name and address, a local, state or U.S. government document, a paycheck or stub from a W-2 statement, or a bank statement.

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Mary Ann Murray (right) helps Jay McDaniel of Bennett on Wednesday prepare his taxes at H&R Block in Sanford.

Pencils down Deadline today to file tax returns; post office prepped for one of its busiest days of the year By BILLY BALL

Tips for tax procrastinators

SANFORD — Tax day is here. Today is the deadline for state and federal income tax forms. Pay attention, procrastinators. State and federal forms with instructions are available at the main branch of the Lee County Library at 107 Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p .m. today. A copy of the state tax forms can be purchased at the library for 20 cents. Forms can also be found at the Internal Revenue Service Web site,, and at the N.C. Department of Revenue Web site, www.

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If you woke up this morning sweating, with a knot in the pit of your stomach, it’s probably because you have only hours to file your tax return. If you’re a last-minute filer, here are tips from the IRS: n Your tax return will get processed quickly if you use e-file, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. n If you will not be able to file a return by today, request an extension. Remember, the extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. n Tax forms can be found in Sanford at the Lee County Library or online at the IRS Web site, n Carefully check all identifi-

cation numbers on your return. n Double check your figures. n Double check that you have correctly figured the refund or balance due and have used the right figure from the tax table. n Sign and date your return. Both spouses must sign a joint return, even if only one had income. Anyone paid to prepare a return must also sign it. n To receive your refund faster, select direct deposit. n If sending a payment, make the check out to “United States Treasury” and enclose it with, but not attached to, the tax return or the Form 1040-V, payment voucher, if

SANFORD — Much of the work to be done for the Lee County High School renovation project will be locally based, and company officials say they’re pleased to be involved in a project in their hometown. Sanford-based American South General Contractor was found to be the lowest bidder in the high school renovation project bid April 7, other local contractors will be involved in the project. Cooper Mechanical of Sanford will handle the mechanical aspect of the job, P.R. Faulk Electric Co. of Sanford will cover electric and Tower Mechanical of Concord will do the plumbing work, said Andrew Myles, assistant director of construction operations and project manager for the LCHS project. Several other local subcontractors have bid for other work but Myles said they have yet to make decisions on some of those projects. American South is thrilled to work on the project, he added. “We were very happy to get that bid here in town, being local and all,” he said. It makes things easier for the contractor when the site is close, but Myles said it’s a pride thing, too. “We’re proud to have a project here in our hometown,” he said. “We didn’t want anybody

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Brogan: I can help county face adversity Candidate one of 2 in GOP primary race By BILLY BALL

SANFORD — Tamara Brogan has seen down times before. Brogan, a Republican candidate for commissioner in Lee County, spent seven months in 1998 scrambling for work when her husband was laid off. Brogan, a trained nurse, took a night job at Walmart and her husband began part-time plumbing work to make ends meet for her family of seven. Eventually, her husband

HAPPENING TODAY n Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members present “Working, A Musical,” a show based on an oral history of workers by author Studs Terkel. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro.

UPCOMING n The Herald featured Brogan’s candidate, Jim Womack in Wednesday’s edition. n School board profiles will begin Sunday, starting with (in alphabetical order) candidate Mark Akinosho.

found work in Sanford and the family finances settled down. But Brogan, today a lo-

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Tamara Brogan is one of two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Lee County Commissioners, District 4.

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Sanford: Sarah Clayton, 70; Bobby Denkins; Richard Shand Broadway: Joe Dean, 82 Cameron: Jasper Blue, 72 Lillington: Robert Anderson, 43

Perdue is in a strange spot when it comes to current ethics talks

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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 or Community Editor Jonathan Owens at or call (919) 718-1226.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Raleigh Exec Airport Authority will meet at 8 a.m. at the airport in Lee County. n The Board of Directors of Johnston-LeeHarnett Community Action, Inc. will hold their board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Gordon Wicker Room, Government Center, 106 Hillcrest St., Sanford. n The Executive Board of the Horton High School Alumni Association will have a meeting at 6 p.m. at Horton Middle School, Suite 813, Pittsboro. All alumni and friends are invited to attend.

SATURDAY n The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its annual county convention at the Lee County Courthouse (courtroom #4). The doors will open at 9 a.m. for light refreshments, and the business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Democratic elected officials and candidates will be present, including U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit, email, or call (919) 718-9242. n A general meeting of Pinckney High School Alumni and friends will be held at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church, 584 Bryant Road, Carthage.

MONDAY n The Sanford City Council will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the West End Conference Room at the City Municipal Building, located at 225 E. Weatherspoon St., Sanford, to discuss the Lee County Board of Commissioners’ suggestions to modify the Lee County Economic Development Corporation. n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Johnsie Gaines, Tammy Lou Shaw, Carolyn Street, Monica McIntyre, Vivian Fordham, Deborah Judd, Isaiah Lee Collins, Taylor Ashleigh Draughn, Nicholas Jordan Hicks, John Marshell Garner, Dale Coley, William Swann, Jacqueline Cassandra McIver, Jimmy R. Wilkes, Shaquille Hill, Janice Nowell, Vernadette Williams, Shantee LaRae Reid, Desi Arnell McLean Jr., Edward Wayne Murphy, James Quincey Reid, Jake Morrison and Donnie Johnson.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY n Lee County High School students will perform “Anything Goes,” a Cole Porter musical about cruise ship hijinks, at 7 p.m. today in the McLeod Auditorium. Admission is $5. n Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members present “Working, A Musical,” a show based on an oral history of workers by author Studs Terkel. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro. Tickets available at the college’s Chatham County Campus and at Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. The show is not for children under age 12.

n Lee County High School students will perform “Anything Goes,” a Cole Porter musical about cruise ship hijinks, at 7 p.m. today in the McLeod Auditorium. Admission is $5. n Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members present “Working, A Musical,” a show based on an oral history of workers by author Studs Terkel. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro. Tickets available at the college’s Chatham County Campus and at Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. The show is not for children under age 12. n Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn blankets and chairs, purchase dinner from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a movie under the stars every Friday night at Depot Park (106 Charlotte Ave.) this spring. These family-friendly movies are free and open to the public; movies start at 8 p.m. For further details please contact DSI at (919) 7758332, e-mail or visit This week’s movie is “Monsters vs. Aliens.”

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Fashion became a family affair for Central Carolina Community College cosmetology student Teresa Clark (right), of Cameron, as the Cosmetology and Esthetics Department presented a fashion show, “Blast From the Past,” April 12 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The students created fashions and hair-dos inspired by the past or fantasy. Clark puts the finishing touches on the models for her creations, who are also her family: sister Angela Chalmers (left), mother Angie Clark (seated) and brother Elijah Woodson (front). Clark graduates from the cosmetology program in May. If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at or by phone at (919) 718-1225.

SATURDAY n The second Broadway Our Way Festival will be held in downtown Broadway. The festival will host a street fair, opening at 10 a.m. with food and craft vendors. Along with free kids activities, there will be a car show and an antique tractor and farm equipment display. Other events include a 5K run, a 50K/100K bike ride, the Broadway Idol talent contest and a barbecue cook-off featuring People’s Choice Awards. Enjoy continuous live entertainment throughout the day from two venues. Festivities culminate with a street dance beginning at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call (919) 258-9922. n The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its annual county convention at the Lee County Courthouse (Courtroom 4). The doors will open at 9:00 am for light refreshments, and the business meeting will begin at 10:00 am. Democratic elected officials and candidates will be present, including U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit, e-mail, or call (919) 718-9242. n Boy Scout troop 942 is having a barbcue dinner at Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4


and 7 p.m. for a plate (or any time between 11 and 7 to pick up a pound). A plate will cost $7 and a pound will cost $10. All proceeds help take the troop to summer camp at Raven Knob and fund other troop activities. n Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members present “Working, A Musical,” a show based on an oral history of workers by author Studs Terkel. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro. Tickets available at the college’s Chatham County Campus and at Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. The show is not for children under age 12. n More than 50 pottery shops in the Seagrove area will hold kiln openings and special demonstrations as part of the Celebration of Seagrove Potters spring event. For more information, visit n The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents “Jazz Encounters Classical Music” at 8 p.m. at the Temple Theatre in Sanford. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 students/children. n Old Fashioned Farmers Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Silk Hope’s Historic

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n The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents “Jazz Encounters Classical Music” at 3 p.m. at the Temple Theatre in Sanford. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 students/children. n Central Carolina Community College theater students and community members present “Working, A Musical,” a show based on an oral history of workers by author Studs Terkel. The show starts at 2 p.m. at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro. Tickets available at the college’s Chatham County Campus and at Tickets are $12 and seating is limited. The show is not for children under age 12. n More than 50 pottery shops in the Seagrove area will hold kiln openings and special demonstrations as part of the Celebration of Seagrove Potters spring event. For more information, visit


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Farm Heritage Park in Chatham County. General admission is $7 per person. Children under 6 free. The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army’s official parachute demonstrate team, will make a jump at 1 p.m. n ClydeFEST will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bynum. n Lee County High School students will perform “Anything Goes,” a Cole Porter musical about cruise ship hijinks, at 7 p.m. today in the McLeod Auditorium. Admission is $5.

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This day in history: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died, nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington. Andrew Johnson became the nation’s 17th president. In 1861, three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops. In 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first black major league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day. The Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves, 5-3. In 1980, existentialist philosopher JeanPaul Sartre died in Paris at age 74. In 1990, actress Greta Garbo died in New York at age 84.

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Traffic circle reopens in Pittsboro for first time since fire

PITTSBORO — The main traffic circle in Pittsboro around the Chatham County Courthouse fully reopened Wednesday for at least the next few months, according to Chatham County Manager Charlie Horne. Part or all of the circle had been closed since fire severely damaged the courthouse on March 25. “Workers have basically completed removal of surviving items and debris from the courthouse and have moved the protective fence back so that traffic can move around the entire circle,� Horne said. Reopening the circle also was necessary due to the pending construction of a traffic roundabout on N.C. 87, which had served as a detour route after the courthouse fire, Horne said. The roundabout will be in front of the new Chatham Community Library on the Central Carolina Community College campus, where N.C. 87 meets Old Graham Road and Camp Drive. “Any future work on the courthouse means that we may have to close at least a portion of the traffic circle again during certain periods,� Horne said. “We do not yet know when that work will begin or what it will entail, but we must keep the circle open until the roundabout on N.C. 87 is completed, which should take about 120 days.� — from staff reports

electricity, wireless and the opportunity to reserve two tickets to the Small Business Banquet the week prior to the Expo. For more information on reserving your booth space, contact the Small Business Center at (919)774-6442. — from staff reports


Senate candidate to speak to local Democrats SANFORD — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham will speak at the Lee County Democratic Party’s next meeting, scheduled for Saturday at the Lee County Courthouse (Courtroom 4). Doors for the event will open at 9 a.m. for light refreshments, and the business meeting will begin at 10. Democratic elected officials and candidates for the May primary and November election have been invited to attend as well. Cunningham will face off against Elaine Marshall and a field of other candidates in the Democratic primary in May, with the winner facing current U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-Winston Salem) in November. For more information about the meeting, visit, e-mail Lee County Democratic Chairman Ty Stumpf at or call (919) 718-9242.

CIS names new executive director SANFORD — Communities in Schools of Lee County, a local chapter of the nation’s largest dropout prevention network, on Wednesday named Heather Little its new executive director effective May 3. Little is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the CIS Board of Directors as the program committee chairman. “As a nonprofit serving Lee County teachers, students, and families, CIS required a combination


‘South Pacific’ set to open at Temple Theatre on April 29

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SANFORD — Temple Theatre invites the theatergoing public to “get swept away to a magical island in the crystal blue waters of the South Pacific.� Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific� will run from April 29 to May 16 and will be Temple’s final show of the 20092010 season. The classic musical is known for such songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,� “Bali Hai,� “Honey Bun,� “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair� and many more. Temple Theatre Artistic Director Peggy Taphorn will take the lead as the “cockeyed optimist� Nellie Forbush, while Temple regular Michael Brocki will play Luther Billis, the fun-loving yet conniving Ken Griggs. Temple favorite Ken Griggs will play Emile DeBecque, the French plantation owner who falls for Nellie despite their cultural differences. “South Pacific� will be sponsored by First Bank, Bankingport Inc. for the benefit of The Bread Basket; and WLCH-FM Life 103.1. For tickets, call the box office at (919) 774-4155 or visit www.templeshows. com. — from staff reports


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to CIS because of their commitment to the children of Lee County,� said Little. “I look forward to speaking with many new business and community members very soon about our new programs.� This appointment is a result of the tendered resignation of Laura Biediger, who has filled the position since September 2008. Biediger will be attending UNC to obtain her master’s degree in public administration in the fall.


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Volunteer Brenda Garner, Central Carolina Hospital Patient Care Tech Josie Downey, volunteer Mary Perry and Nancy McNeill, LPN show off the purple caps knitted for newborns at the hospital.

Knitted caps recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month Special to The Herald

SANFORD — For the first time in 22 years, exhibitors at the Small Business Expo will be selling their goods and services to attendees at the show. The decision came from the Expo committee after numerous requests by both attendees and exhibitors. “Having sales on the floor of the show is an added benefit to those participating in the Expo either as a business or attendee,� said Jennifer St. Clair, marketing director of the Chamber. “While the indirect marketing gained by businesses in past years provided a great return on their booth investment, in these economic times it’s necessary to offer extras to our customers. The Expo committee felt this was an easy way to add value and would be a winwin for everyone involved.� The 22nd annual Small Business Expo is scheduled for May 12, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. The show will open at 7:30 a.m. to exhibitors and their special guests by ticket only. General admission begins at 10. Booth prices start at $325 ($175 for Chamber members) and include

Back Pals Program for the last 18 months will be exactly what we need as we start this busy and exciting new school year.� Little joins CIS with a background focusing on professional management with an emphasis on developing people to their full potential. “I have worked closely with CIS over the last two years and am very excited to take the organization to a new level within the community. I was drawn

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of vision, compassion and management expertise in its leader,� Little said Kim Pritt, Board Chairman. “Heather has just this combination. Her wealth of private and community experience, as well as track record of management success in heading up our successful

SANFORD — Purple newborn caps replaced the traditional pink and blue on the tiny heads of infants at Central Carolina Hospital and all over the state this week to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The hand-knitted caps were donated by CCH volunteers Mary Perry and Brenda Garner who knitted fast and furiously to make 17 purple baby caps for the newborns. The purple caps are given as a way to remind parents about the normalcy of early infant crying and how to cope with it. The purple caps are part of the Period of Purple Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina program. The Purple program is a year long effort which educates parents and other caregivers about a typical stage in early infancy that is frequently misunderstood. Frustration often accompanies normal increased early infant crying, which is a key trigger to shaking. The Period

of Purple Crying also promotes infant/parent bonding, and other crucial parenting skills. The Purple program includes individual, in-hospital parent education and research-tested take-home tools; a Purple DVD and booklet to reinforce key messages so that parents understand this normal crying period in every infant’s life and how to cope with it. Central Carolina Hos-

pital implemented the Period of Purple Crying in September 2008, and has educated the parents of more than 1,250 newborns since then. Nurses from the hospital are enthusiastic about the program, seeing what a difference it can make in the lives of both parents and infants. “Babies are supposed to be perfect — a joyful event. But babies cry. Parents are tired, hormones

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f the response to Gov. Bev Perdue’s whirlwind tour touting her legislative aid package for small businesses is any indicator, it should see a smooth path in the General Assembly. Receptive audiences in Asheville, Lexington and Fayetteville agreed that helping small businesses add to their payrolls, cope with red tape, obtain bank loans and get state tax breaks should be priorities On Asheville’s downtown Wall Street, the governor called for a 10 percent boost in fund-

ing to make the state a more popular tourist destination -- a critical ingredient in western North Carolina’s economy. In Lexington, the emphasis was on grants for community college-based training programs, state contracts that favor small businesses and changing capital-gains rules to lure more investors. Those promises were repeated in Fayetteville, with renewed emphasis on helping small business owners pay rising costs of employee health insurance. The governor proposes giving those companies a $250 tax credit for each employee

covered by company-paid policies and who earns less than $45,000 annually. Other suggested initiatives call for allowing tax breaks for equipment purchases, setting up Web-based buyersupplier networks, deferring the costs of obtaining Small Business Administration loans and assisting small family farms. It’s an ambitious agenda, to be sure. But one that recognizes that, despite the welcome influx of federal stimulus dollars, much of economic recovery begins here, spurred by newly created jobs at home.

And even in a robust economy, over-regulation by state agencies and high tax rates can stunt growth and put North Carolina businesses at a competitive disadvantage with companies in neighboring states. During better times, those persistent concerns were pushed to the back burner. However, Perdue is correct in her view that confronting them can’t wait any longer. Especially worth a closer look are her proposals granting tax relief to innovative start-up small businesses and expanding funding to revitalize

downtown shopping districts in small towns. Of course, critics must be convinced that funding pet projects in a tight budget, granting tax breaks and loosening regulations won’t reduce revenue flow, and will pay future dividends. With the state’s jobless rate holding steady at historic highs, the economic status quo no longer is acceptable in Raleigh. Perdue is on target in believing that any turnaround will begin on the home front with North Carolina’s small businesses taking the lead.

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Ethics reform


ov. Beverly Perdue has spent a lot of time during her first 15 months in office talking about

ethics. The other day, she was at it again. Perdue outlined yet more steps that she said her administration would take to address what’s become a crisis of confidence in state government. It’s a crisis that goes back now four years, when the criminal investigation of former House Speaker Jim Black began. Perdue had already signed executives orders here and instructed cabinet secretaries there to do all manner of things intended to make her administration more accountable and more transparent. Those orders and instructions haven’t stopped attacks on her own ethics, most of them coming from state Republican Party chairman Tom Fetzer. Each week, Fetzer has called reporters down to Republican Party headquarters, pointing to some detail of Perdue’s campaign finance reports as evidence of impropriety. So, Perdue responded with another wave of ethics proposals, most of them needing legislative approval. She wants to prohibit anyone who sells goods and services to the state, over certain levels, from contributing to the elected official whose office awards the contracts. She wants to strengthen the law when it comes to requiring waiting periods for people who move from government jobs into lobbying. And she wants new ethics standards already in place for her state board and commission appointments to apply to other appointees. This is surely a strange place for Perdue to be. ... She knows a wide array of people in state government. She knows the movers and shakers in communities across the state, particularly in eastern North Carolina. She knows folks who are regular political donors, who do business with the state, who have bottom lines affected by regulatory approvals and rulings. Perdue is a product of the back-slapping, glad-handing political culture of North Carolina. A decade ago, many people would have thought her background wasn’t such a bad thing. For a woman to have risen to the top of that culture, rather than to have gained her position as an outsider or political maverick, is noteworthy in itself. ... Now Perdue is essentially telling people whom she has known for years that their ethics need a bit more policing. The latest batch of proposals, particularly the prohibition on accepting contributions from government contractors whose contracts an official oversees, is probably overdue. But the repeated cycle of scandal then ethics reform surely has the public wondering when it will end. Maybe the answer is when more people recognize that the law is a floor, not a ceiling. No matter how welldesigned the law, it can’t prevent all conflicts of interest and all violations of the public trust. Only real ethics — the kind that don’t require a law — can do that.

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t’s sobering that 58 percent of American voters support the repeal of Obamacare just three weeks after Congress passed it, and that’s probably without even realizing the extent of the tainted cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office or the tax consequences of the bill. If accurate accounting and the actual tax consequences were to be fully publicized, this nightmare would be even less popular. The White House would disagree, of course, but don’t be fooled. The newspaper The Hill reports that White House budget director Peter Orszag says the CBO numbers actually underestimate the savings from the bill. Orszag cites two reasons. One is that “on major pieces of legislation,” the CBO historically has been “too conservative rather than too optimistic” in its projections. The other is that the CBO’s scoring “largely does not take into account this evolution toward paying for quality,” which, Orszag thinks, “in this decade will begin to pay off.” Well, the first reason — that the CBO historically has been “too conservative” — says nothing about the scoring of this particular bill. We know that government estimates involving health care programs have been grossly underestimated in the past, such as the government’s cost projections in 1965 that Medicare Part A would rise to $9 billion by 1990; its actual costs were $67 billion. The government’s 1987 projections for the Medicaid special hospitals subsidy were underestimated by a staggering factor of more than 100; they projected annual costs to be $100 million, and they ended up being $11 billion by 1992. American voters instinctively understand this phenomenon. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed last month, Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen argued that the main reason Obama hasn’t been able to move the skeptical public toward supporting Obamacare is that “people simply don’t trust the official projections. ... Eighty-one percent of voters say it’s likely the plan will end up costing more than projected.” Orszag’s second reason appears to be that Obama’s bureaucrats will start denying payments for treatments and procedures they deem unwarranted. That is, they’ll start dictating care decisions — something they’ve vehemently denied — and they’ll ration and pay only for that which they approve. So even if there are some savings here — which is highly doubtful — they will be achieved at the cost of patient and physician choice and the quality of care. You would think the administration wouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth and would leave the CBO’s ultimately favorable scoring alone because further scrutiny might backfire on the White House. Former CBO Director (2003-05) Douglas Holtz-Eakin maintained on Fox News that CBO’s scoring grossly understates Obamacare’s costs, which he quickly explained is not CBO’s fault because it has to use the information given to it by Congress. There are glaring problems with the information Congress provided. First, said HoltzEakin, it omitted some inconvenient spending:

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“We’re going to have to spend $250 (billion) to $300 billion more on Medicare doctors over the next 10 years; they just left that out. It’s going to cost $115 billion to implement this bill; they left that out. So it underestimates the cost dramatically.” Holtz-Eakin didn’t have time to finish expounding on his points, but he provided more detail in a March 20 New York Times op-ed ( opinion/21holtz-eakin.html). In that piece, he noted that the $70 billion in premiums expected to be raised in the first 10 years is counted as deficit reduction, but the benefits they will have to finance are assumed not to materialize in the first 10 years, so they are not figured into the costs. It’s a complete gimmick, which others have also pointed out. Holtz-Eakin cited other gimmicks and inaccuracies, but the “most amazing bit of unrealistic accounting” is that the legislation contemplates shifting $463 billion from Medicare spending to finance insurance subsidies without any reforms to recover those losses from an “already bleeding” Medicare. The bottom line, said Holtz-Eakin, is that Obamacare “would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion. ... And the nation would be on the hook for two more entitlement programs rapidly expanding as far as the eye can see.” This is horrifying stuff, folks, which the public already understands in its gut. We were headed for national bankruptcy before Obamacare, but this will seal the deal, unless repealed. In addition, Holtz-Eakin, in a paper published on his American Action Forum Web site, shows Obamacare will likely increase taxes for 25 percent of filers making less than $200,000 — and for 52 percent of all taxpayers — the impact of which will pass through to small-business owners when unemployment is already skyrocketing. How’s Obama’s “no new middleclass taxes” pledge working out for us now? But costs and taxes aren’t even the main reasons to fear Obamacare. Try the evaporation of our personal liberties.

Today’s Prayer For by grace you have been saved through faith, ... not of works. (Ephesians 2:8,9) PRAYER: Father, thank You for Your love, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Amen.

There is a new voice running through the political scene, and that voice reflects the interests of the American people. Several years ago, I came across the documentary “Sicko” by Michael Moore, and it had a significant impact on the way I looked at politics and how my passive attitude — like that of so many other Americans — was enabling special interests groups like insurance companies to literally decide life and death health care for the american people. What was especially appalling was the price tags many of the political candidates had on them for campaign contributions given to them by lobbyists of these type of special interests. I support people like Sen. Kay Hagan and Rep. Bob Etheridge who stand up for North Carolinians by supporting health care reform. I encourage all to become politically active and wake up out of our slumber as I have by supporting those candidates who support our president in health care reform. NANCY AREL Moncure Editor’s Note: The following letter is being reprinted because of a headline error in Wednesday’s Herald.

Etheridge votes for his bosses, not for the people in his district To the Editor: I read that our congressman from the second district of North Carolina, Bob Etheridge, has once again voted for the massive health care bill. His district is largely rural and is in a conservative area that most polls indicate are in opposition to this bill. Yet he continues to vote the party line as Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed him to do. Two adjoining area districts represented by Rep. Mike McIntyre and Rep. Larry Kissel both voted against this massive bill as their constituents wished. They are Democrats as well as Bob Etheridge. But they voted against this bill twice. Maybe the difference is being statesmen, rather than being a mere politician. Etheridge has voted for the Cap and Trade bill (higher energy cost), to close Guantanamo (bring the prisoners to our country) and to ban shipping nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain disposal facility in Nevada (nuclear plant will have no choice but to store waste fuel on site). He also voted to place tobacco under the Food and Drug Administration against the wishes of our area farmers. He appears to answer only to his Washington bosses, The Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama. This is probably to keep his position on The House Ways and Means Committee since he did not even get to ride on Air Force One as other congressmen did. His real Bosses are the voters of North Carolina. The real test will be taken in the mid-term elections in November. JOE EDWARDS Sanford


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OBITUARIES Sarah Clayton

SANFORD — Sarah Cox Clayton, 70, died Tuesday (4/13/10) at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital. A native of Lee County, she was born April 15, 1939, daughter of Norris and Ella Cox of Sanford. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University, and taught English at Union Pines High School for most of her career. She later worked at Aberdeen Middle School and Farmlife Elementary in the Media Center. She was a member of Culdee Presbyterian Church in West End. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Clayton of Pinehurst; a daughter, Amber Clayton of the home; a son, Matthew Clayton and wife Lori of Huntersville; a brother, Roger Cox of Sanford; and one grandson. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Culdee Presbyterian Church in West End. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

Bobby Denkins

SANFORD — Funeral service for Bobby Carl Denkins was held Wednesday at Turners Chapel Church with Pastor Bruce MacInnes officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Eulogy was given by Lynn Gaines. Daniel Goldston, Cameron Thomas and Jimmie Cameron sang. Pianist was Debbie Hockaday. Pallbearers were Daniel Goldston, Cameron Thomas, Jimmy Harrington, Glen McDuffie, Sidney Dean and James Ellis. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Jasper Blue

CAMERON — Jasper “Jap� Blue, 72, died Tuesday (4/13/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Blue; a son, David Blue of Carthage; daughters, Casandra J.

Wright of Carthage, Carolyn Taylor of Durham and Angela Blue of WinstonSalem; a stepson, Michael McNeill of Aberdeen; sisters, Eloise Sellars of Charlotte and Alice Hamilton and husband Billy of Atlanta, Ga.; and a brother, John Blue and wife Mary of Atlanta, Ga. The family will recieves friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral serivce will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Carthage with the Rev. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Pugh and Smith Funeral Home of Carthage.

Robert Anderson LILLINGTON — Robert Glenn Anderson, 43, died Monday (4/12/10). A resident of Harnett County, he was the son of the late Bobby and Sue Ivey Anderson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Anderson. He is survived by a son, John Robert Anderson, and a brother, Keith Anderson and wife Ginger of Lillington. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Keith and Ginger Anderson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rawls Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina with the Rev. Larry King officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Memorial Gardens in Lillington Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Travis Page WEST END — Travis E. Page, 67, died Tuesday (4/13/10) at Hospice Haven in Rockingham. A native of Winston County, Ala., he was a son of the late William and Rosetta Cagle Page. He owned and operated Travis Towing in West End. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Griffin; a daughter, Melody Page and husband Mark of

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PITTSBORO — Nellie McCormick Holder, 79, of Campbell Road, Pittsboro, died April 13, 2010, at Chatham Hospital in Siler City after a brief illness. Mrs. Holder was born in Chatham County on Sept. 6, 1930, the daughter of Charles Francis McCormick and Katie Smith McCormick (Pattishall). She worked for years as an accountant at Webster Poultry and later assisted her husband in real estate. Mrs. Holder loved a good cup of coffee, reading, taking care of the hummingbirds and other birds around her home, and also performing discreet, random acts of kindness for others. For ten years she enjoyed winters in Florida with her husband. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Holder Survivors include her husband, M.E. “Bud� Holder of the home; son, Gene Holder of Archdale; daughters, Gaynelle Knight and Sharon Shehdan and her husband Lin, all of Raleigh; grandchildren, Ian Holder and Meredith Shehdan; one brother, James McCormick of Delaware; two special nieces, Nadine Overby and Carmane Honeycutt; and also many other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Christopher Holder, and six brothers and sisters. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at Hanks Chapel Church cemetery with the the Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Friends may visit with the family from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Memorial contributions may be sent to either the Christopher Holder Memorial Youth Fund, c/o Hanks Chapel Church, P.O. Box 366, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312, or to Make A Wish Foundation of Eastern N.C., 2880 Slater Road, Ste 105, Morrisville, N.C. 27560. The family would like to thank the staff of Chatham Hospital for their excellent care and all the kindness shown to Mrs. Holder and her family during her illness. Online condolences may be submitted at www., select “Obituaries�. Arrangements for Mrs. Holder are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro.

BROADWAY — Joseph “Joe� Lenwood Dean, 82, of Broadway, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital. Mr. Dean was born in Harnett County on May 16, 1927 to the late Willie Leonard Dean and Mildred Fish Dean. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Marcus Allen Dean; a sister, Zora Ann Dean; and a grandson, Shannon Fawcett. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Dean worked 47 years as a manager in shipping and receiving for W. Koury Company, 10 years with Lee County Public Works, was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, member of American Legion and the Moose Lodge. Surviving relatives are his wife, Clara Eve Williams Dean of the home; two sons, Joseph Lenwood Dean Jr. and wife Karen of Oak Park, Calif. and Mark Dean of Cary; a daughter, Dawn Dean Ransom and husband Tom of Union, Ky.; a brother, W.L. Dean and wife Faye of Cape Coral, Fla.; four grandchildren, Heather Fawcett, Steven M. Dean, Nicole Ransom and Noah Ransom; three great-grandchildren, Wesley Holder, Anna Rae Holder and Hailey Reed. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Danny Redman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

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Godwin; a son, Thomas “Gene� Griffin and wife Jennie of Hope Mills; a sister, Pernie Gates and husband Bill of Double Springs, Ala.; brothers, Louie Page and wife Judy of Double Springs, Ala. and Horace Page and wife Pam of Haileyville, Ala.; three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Gillis officiating. Condolences may be made at Memorials may be

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Elizabeth Eisen SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Elizabeth Ann Edmonds Eisen, 70, died Tuesday (4/6/10) in San Antonio, Texas. She was born Feb. 9, 1940 in Pinehurst. She was a military wife for 30 years. In Beaumont, she served as co-chair of Lamar University Art and Music Foundation, Board member of both Baptist and St. Elizabeth hospitals, co-chair of the Texas Energy Museum, and chaired

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Wayne Murchison VASS — Wayne Murchison, 60, of Woodlake, died Wednesday (4/14/10) at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by BridgesCameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

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The U.S. Postal Service office at 1200 S. Horner Blvd. will be open for its regular hours today, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interim Postmaster Robert Brooks said he will bring on additional staff today, which is typically one of the busiest days of the year for the Postal Service. Forms must be postmarked by today, meaning the mail must be turned in before 5 p.m., Brooks said. Brooks advised lastminute filers to get to the post office early today

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cal fitness trainer, said she understands what it’s like to face economic adversity, and commissioners aren’t doing enough in recession-plagued Lee County to advance economic progress. “Every month that goes by, that’s a month that people are struggling,” she said. “I’ve been down that road before, we’ve been unemployed before. It’s very scary when you’re concerned about how you’re going to take care of your kids, pay bills and feed your children.” That’s one of the reasons Brogan, a Sanford resident for 11 years, is running for the District Four seat in Lee County. She is one of two Republicans jousting in the primary with the winner to face Democrat Kenny Cole this fall. This is the first time Brogan, a lifelong Republican, has run for political office, but she said she was

because the lines are likely to be longer in the afternoon hours. Postal Service workers dispatch mail three times during the day. No tax forms are available at the post office. Vinny Bhatia, owner of the Liberty Tax Service on South Horner Boulevard, said business has been “fairly steady” of late for his business, although most of his customers complete their taxes in January and February. Bhatia said his business will be open today starting at 9 a.m. and will work “until the last customer leaves, whether that’s 10 o’clock or midnight.” frustrated by the track of government in recent years. “I really believe it’s time for average people to run,” she said. Brogan promised she would foster a close relationship with the Lee County Economic Development Corporation, the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and municipal leaders in Broadway and Sanford to speed up economic recovery. Lee County’s unemployment rate, which was pegged at 14.5 percent in February, is among the highest in the state. The county’s industrial sector was hit hard by the economic collapse of 2008 and the subsequent recession. Brogan said the county will have to be speedy in prepping plant sites in the industrial park to accommodate potential new companies that want to move in sooner rather than later. “If we prepare these sites, companies will come,” Brogan said. “Field of Dreams” references aside, Brogan

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describes herself as a hardworking pragmatist who understands the budgetary constraints county government faces in these revenue-starved times. A Pittsburgh native, Brogan recalls what happened to that American city when the steel mills faltered in the 1980s and local leaders didn’t have industry to fill the void. “I saw what happens economically when you don’t make wise choices,” she said. “... I don’t want to see something like that happen to Lee County.” She pledged to find a new strategy for the EDC with intensive scrutiny on each prospective employer that qualifies for economic incentives. While she’s not a fan of incentives, Brogan said she understands the current business climate has made the unpopular breaks something of a necessity for recruitment and retention. Brogan, who has had five children in Lee County Schools, said she’s an ardent supporter of education. She

ing separately, head of household and qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. n Math errors: Review all math for accuracy when filing a paper return. n Computation errors: Many taxpayers make mistakes when figuring their taxable income; withholding and estimated tax payments; earned income tax credit; standard deduction for age 65 or older or blind; the taxable amount of Social Security benefits; and the child and dependent care credit. n Incorrect bank account numbers for direct deposit if you are due a refund. n Forgetting to sign and date the return: An unsigned tax return is invalid.

said local educational leaders have done a good job with taxpayer money and expressed sympathy for Lee schools Superintendent Jeff Moss’ Tuesday announcement that the school system will lose $4.5 million in state funding in the 2011-2012 school year. “It’s going to be very, very tough the next couple of years,” she said. Brogan said county leaders will have to be especially frugal with their dollars in the coming years, probably delaying some major expenditures and funneling the savings where they’re needed most. “I will do everything I can to avoid raising taxes,” she said. “That would be a last resort.” Brogan said county officials need a “fresh face” with new ideas to spark change and plan for the future. “I believe we can bounce back from this and Lee County can have a bright future,” she said. “But we need the right ideas.”

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out of town to get it.” American South saw quite a few bids for contract work from every trade, he said. They saw at least six bids for each type of work, he estimated, and many were local. He thought it was a good sign that there were so many bids. Even subcontractors from out of town will hire local workers for the jobs, he said, which is an added boost to the economy. “We’re grateful that it worked out for us,” said Phillip Faulk, owner of P.R. Faulk Electric Co. “We’re grateful that it is a local project. I graduated from high school there, so it is a special project for me.” Working on a project that is in the same county is a benefit, Faulk said. His company often does work in Moore County or Raleigh, he said, so the job here in Lee County cuts out the expense of employees traveling to the work site. “Having this locally is a big benefit, cost-wise, management-wise,” he said. The two-year project came at a good time for the company, Faulk said. “It’s so competitive. Everybody’s looking for that advantage, and this is ours,” he said. Richard Littiken, vice president of Cooper Mechanical, said he hadn’t heard that the company had been selected to do the heating and cooling work, but said they are very excited. It was announced at the April 7 bid opening that Cooper Mechanical would do the mechanical work if American South was awarded the project. “We expect to do as good a job or better than all the jobs we’ve done in the past for Lee County,” he said. Littiken, a vocal opponent of the quarter-cent sales tax referendum planned to fund the renovation project, would not comment on his feelings of now being involved in the project. Though Bill Tatum, chairman of the Lee County Board of Education, said he had hoped the project bids would be lower, Myles said the district is getting a great deal with the base bid price of $20,479,000. “We are starting to see a little bit of an increase in bids,” since the recession, Myles said, “but overall, prices are still quite a bit lower.”


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STATE BRIEFS Jury recesses; no decision on sentence

FORT BRAGG (AP) — A military jury in North Carolina trying to decide on a sentence for a soldier convicted of killing a woman and two of her children has recessed after asking a question that may indicate it’s divided on a sentence. The jury at Fort Bragg considering the sentence for 52-year-old Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis asked the court Wednesday if one juror votes against the death penalty, does that mean all other votes revert to life sentence. Rules require a unanimous vote for death and threequarters — or 11 of 14 jurors — for life. The judge told jurors they should continue voting until they meet one of those requirements. The same jury convicted Hennis last week of killing 31-year-old Kathryn Eastburn and two of her three daughters at their home near Fayetteville in 1985.

Coalition: school cuts would raise job losses

RALEIGH (AP) — Booster groups for North Carolina’s public schools say additional spending cuts next year could result in another 1,600 educators losing their jobs on top of the 5,400 positions eliminated this school year. The new “Fund Schools First� coalition held a news conference on Wednesday in Raleigh urging lawmakers to avoid further spending cuts and restore $225 million in reductions local districts had to make this year. The budget-adjustment session begins next month. Most of those cuts came by eliminating teachers and teacher assistants. There are about 95,000 teachers and 27,000 assistants statewide. North Carolina Association of Educators President Sheri Strickland estimated the eliminated positions could grow to 7,000 when the second year of the budget is implemented July 1 with additional cuts.

Experts: official’s assailant may be teen

RALEIGH (AP) — As North Carolina police try to solve the slaying of a state school board member, a forensic psychologist and a former FBI agent say they think the investigation could point to an assailant who is a teen-

age boy. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that former police profiler Michael Teague said statistics indicate that a person who would sexually assault and severely batter a woman in her 60s is usually a teenager. Board of Education member Kathy Taft of Greensville died in March after an assault at a Raleigh home where the 62-year-old was staying. Police have not specified potential suspects. Retired FBI agent Frank Perry said more than six of 10 sexual assault cases involving an older woman led to an attacker in his mid-20s and younger.

Medical board disciplined more doctors in 2009 RALEIGH (AP) — The board regulating North Carolina’s doctors and physician assistants has disciplined more than 200 health providers. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that the North Carolina Medical Board said that delivering substandard care the most common reason for discipline. Disciplinary actions were up from the previous year, when about 180 practitioners were cited for problems. The medical board licenses and disciplines the state’s 31,000 doctors and nearly 4,000 physician assistants. The board was recognized for the second straight year by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen as among the most improved nationwide for guarding patient safety. The board previously had been near the bottom of patient advocates’ rankings.

13-year-old charged with setting fire in Clayton CLAYTON (AP) — Police in Clayton have charged a 13-year-old with starting a fire that destroyed a child care center that was under construction last week. The teen faces two felonies: breaking and entering, and burning a building under construction. Investigators think the teen likely slipped from his or her home in the early hours of April 5, drove a family car to the site of the fire and returned home before dawn. Clayton Police Chief Glen Allen declined to discuss how the authorities came to suspect the 13-year-old, but said the teen lived near the scene of the fire.

Justice Breyer has advice for Obama By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer

DURHAM — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer let a packed room at Duke Law School on Wednesday in on the secret to making it through Senate confirmation to the nation’s highest court. “Listen to the question,� he said. “Then answer it. And in doing so, don’t try to make some clever point.� One of about 10 people on President Barack Obama’s shortlist of nominees will soon have the chance to use that advice, as long-serving Justice John Paul Stevens plans to retire this summer. Over the course of a wide-ranging conversation with law school

Dean David Levi and Professor Walter Dellinger, Breyer said his advice might sound simple, but it’s deceptively effective. “The senator will go on to the next question, and pretty soon he’ll run out of questions,� said Breyer, who was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1994. “And then the rest of the senators will run out of questions, and you’ll be confirmed.� The former U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee lawyer said he’ll miss Stevens on the court. “He’s a good example of how you work with law in order to get some kind of result that makes sense for the people it applies to,� he said. Over the course of the discussion, Breyer talked

about his childhood, his experiences as an appellate judge and his belief that politics doesn’t shape Supreme Court decisions nearly as much as people think. That many Americans see the court as political, with liberals like Breyer pitted against conservatives, is understandable, he said, because the court patrols “boundaries� of constitutional questions that are politically volatile. “Life at the boundary is not always so pleasant,� he said. “It’s not so easy to say on which side of the boundary line lies abortion, or on which side of the boundary is prayer in schools.� It might be easier to convince the public that court decisions aren’t political if, for example,

television cameras were allowed to record the oral arguments, Levi said. “Why not let the public into the court?� he said. One of the dangers, Breyer said, is that TV cameras would increase pressure for similar access in sensitive criminal trials where it’s already hard to find jurors. Another reason is that broadcasting the arguments might make the court’s business even more perplexing. “The danger is that people will misunderstand the case and think it’s between the two people in the courtroom,� he said. “It’s not about these two people, it’s about the 288 million outside the courtroom.�



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RALEIGH (AP) — A man who lied about taking heroin died after a doctor at a state-run drug treatment center gave him methadone without confirming the man’s condition. The results of a urine test showed Jeffrey Harbin, 42, had been using cocaine and marijuana but proved negative for heroin, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday. An autopsy report showed Harbin had double the toxic level of methadone in his blood. Federal regulators later determined that patients at the R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner were in “immediate jeopardy� and found violations in four major areas, threatening the center’s ability to receive federal funds. A spokeswoman for state Department of Health and Human

Services, Renee McCoy, said she could not comment on how Harbin died. The agency released an unedited copy of the federal report and Harbin’s medical file after his mother signed a waiver giving officials permission to share the information. “Jeff had his problems, but he went there for help,� said his mother, Donna Shelton, of Little River, S.C. “He shouldn’t have died from drugs they gave him.� Harbin lived with his grandmother in Mebane and had struggled with drugs and alcohol since he was a teenager. Harbin’s family said he abused cocaine but they never knew him to use heroin. Harbin’s medical records show that his overdose last August was the second time Blackley’s staff gave him too much methadone, an opiate often prescribed to addicts to

blunt the pain of heroin withdrawal. During a stay there in November 2008, Harbin’s heart stopped after he was given large doses of the drug. He was revived with CPR. Harbin’s medical records show that when he was admitted to Blackley on Aug. 12, he told a doctor he had been using a gram of heroin a day. The doctor prescribed methadone without waiting for the results of a urine test to confirm the addiction. Doctors at the center also failed to review the results of that test, or of later urine tests, before increasing Harbin’s dosage of methadone, according to the federal report. On Aug. 13, Harbin complained he didn’t feel well and appeared drowsy, his medical records stated. He was later seen unconscious in his room by a staff member, who assumed he was sleeping.

GREENSBORO (AP) — A potential federal death-penalty trial for a man charged with killing a university student body president two years ago will stay in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge James Beaty has denied a request by attorneys for Demario Atwater to move his trial on kidnapping and carjacking charges out of state. Defense attorneys say extensive media coverage of the slaying of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson of Athens, Ga., make it impossible for Atwater to receive a fair trial. Beaty ruled it is possible to find jurors who haven’t made up their minds. Atwater’s federal trial is to begin in about two weeks in Winston-Salem.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports warned car shoppers not to buy the sport utility vehicle because handling problems could cause them to roll over on sharp turns. Government safety officials and Toyota engineers in Japan are testing the SUV to try to replicate the magazine’s findings. Toyota said Tuesday it had asked dealers to temporarily suspend sales of the GX 460 while it conducts the tests. About 6,000 GX 460s from the 2010 model year have been sold since they went on sale in late December, and an estimated 1,600 of the SUVs are at dealerships. The carmaker issued the temporary “stop sale� within hours after the popular consumer magazine raised the handling problem. It reflects Toyota’s attempt to respond more quickly to safety concerns after being castigated by the federal government for dragging its feet on recalls to address faulty gas pedals. The decision to stop selling the SUV adds another stain to Toyota’s safety reputation following the recall of more than 8 million cars and trucks worldwide over gas pedals that are too slow to retract or can become stuck under floor mats. Toyota faces a $16.4 million fine from



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Consumer Reports said Tuesday it has given the Lexus GX460 a rare “Don’t Buy� warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead the SUV to roll over in real-world driving. the Transportation Department and has until April 19 to decide whether to contest the penalty. The GX 460 is not covered by the pedal recalls. Toyota hopes to determine the cause as soon as possible, but spokesman Joe Tetherow said Wednesday he is not sure how long that will take. “They understand that time is of the essence to get this resolved quickly but correctly,� he said. He was not sure if a recall would be issued, but said engineers are working to correct the problem so Consumer Reports can retest the GX 460 and give it a satisfactory rating. Lexus will provide a loaner car for any customer who bought a 2010 GX 460 and is concerned about driving the vehicle, said Mark Templin, Lexus vice president and general manager. Customers who have questions or concerns about the GX 460 can call Lexus at 800-

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey shows the political terrain growing rockier for Obama and congressional Democrats heading into midterm elections, boosting Republican hopes for a return to power this fall. Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama’s doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent — like the way he’s handled health care and the economy. Last September, Obama hit a low of 50 percent in job approval before ticking a bit higher. His high-water mark as president was 67 percent in February of last year, just after he took office. The news is worse for other Democrats. For the first time this year, about as many Americans approve of congressional Republicans as Democrats — 38 percent to 41 percent — and neither has an edge when it comes to the party voters want controlling Congress. Democrats also have lost their advantage on the economy; people now trust both parties equally on that, another first in 2010. Roughly half want to fire their own congressman.

Holder: U.S. still hopes to capture bin Laden alive WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from Republican critics, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the U.S. still hopes to capture and interrogate Osama bin Laden but expects the al-Qaida leader won’t be taken alive. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the attorney general was peppered with questions about terrorism issues, including the planned shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and

where those suspects should be sent for trial. The hearing didn’t have the confrontations that marked his appearance last month before House lawmakers, however. During the earlier hearing, questions about what legal rights might be granted to suspected terrorists led Holder to tell lawmakers the chances of capturing the al-Qaida leader alive were very slim and “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden.� On Wednesday Holder again tried to deflect hypothetical questions about what would happen were bin Laden taken alive.

Obama seeks tighter control of derivatives WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans sparred Wednesday over how to protect taxpayers against “too big to fail� financial institutions, sharply disagreeing on whether legislation backed by President Barack Obama would leave the government on the hook for bailing out firms whose failure might threaten the economy. Obama, meeting with House and Senate leaders of both parties, insisted on a tough bill, specifically singling out oversight of previously unregulated financial instruments. How to regulate these products, known as derivatives, has become the latest point of friction between Democrats and Republicans. But as the Senate prepares to begin debate in less than two weeks on legislation revamping regulation of the financial industry, the question of bailouts has elevated the sharp partisan differences over how to respond to the 2008 crisis that caused a near meltdown on Wall Street. Both sides were testing populist messages, seizing on public disdain for big financial institutions. The White House argued opposition to the bill amounted to support for Wall Street banks; Republicans countered that the Obamabacked bill would perpetuate bailouts for Wall Street firms rather than end them.



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rollover accident if one of the sliding wheels were to strike the curb or another obstacle, said Gabriel Shenhar, Consumer Reports’ senior auto test engineer, one of four testers who experienced the problem. The magazine said it is not aware of any reports of the GX 460 rolling over. It tested two separate vehicles, both of which experienced the problem, but neither rolled over. Julia Piscitelli, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokeswoman, said in a statement the agency was testing the GX 460 to ensure it complies with federal safety standards on electronic stability control and to understand how Consumer Reports reached its conclusions. “It is our belief that ESC should prevent the kind of fishtail event described in CU’s tests,� Piscitelli said.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl lost for four days deep in a swamp spent the time collecting shells, watching animals and praying until a former member of her church rescued her, her mother said Wednesday. Nadia Bloom had bug bites and bruises and was dehydrated when she was found Tuesday, but was otherwise OK. “This is a really positive happy ending story that you don’t normally get,� Nadia’s mother, Tanya Bloom, said at a press conference. “It’s a story of hope and we want to share that with so many other families.� While Nadia’s parents spoke with reporters in Florida, her rescuer, James King, was in New York making the rounds of television shows. He clutched a leather-and-gold Bible as he spoke with The Associated Press outside the Manhattan studios of “Inside Edition.� “God led me to her,� King said before describing what he encountered as he searched the swamp. “You can slip and fall, there’s a lot of mud, and you can’t always see where you’re walking. “

Generation gap: Obama space plan angers old hands

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Call it NASA: The Next Generation. The president is pointing America toward a new direction in space, and some heroes from NASA’s long-ago glory days don’t like it. New rockets to the moon have been canceled. And the space shuttles are about to be mothballed. Instead, the Obama administration wants to rely more on private companies to fly into space over the next few years, while also working to develop a big, new government rocket ship. But the plan lacks details, and neither a specific initial destination nor a spacecraft has been settled on. The old space hands aren’t buying it. From Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, to the last astronaut to leave his footprints there, many Apollo-era space veterans are upset. They especially don’t like President Barack Obama’s cancellation of President George W. Bush’s

return-to-the-moon mission. They accuse Obama of abandoning American leadership in space to the Chinese and Russians. But others in a younger generation — including Internet pioneers of the 1990s — are excited about the president’s vision. NASA will spend $6 billion to encourage private companies to build their own spaceships to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. They see the Obama plan as the only way to eventually get astronauts to Mars. In a visit to Cape Canaveral on Thursday, the president will try to sell a skeptical space community on his concept. He is bringing some new adjustments to the plan to demonstrate his commitment to exploring space, building spacecraft and keeping local jobs, administration officials said.

Conservatives in Nevada want Ensign to quit CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Some Nevada conservatives want Republican Sen. John Ensign to resign amid a federal investigation stemming from an extramarital affair, with one critic calling him “the political equivalent of a suicide bomber.� Republicans believe that Ensign’s troubles are serving as a colossal distraction in the high-profile effort to oust Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the Nevada Republican Party, called Ensign “an albatross around the necks of every Nevada Republican candidate on the ballot this year� and likened him to a political “suicide bomber.� The discord among GOP loyalists bubbled to the surface last week and follows grand jury subpoenas issued to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada about Ensign’s role in seeking work for the husband of his former mistress.

Palin rallies the tea party masses with anti-tax message BOSTON (AP) — Sarah Palin rallied the tea party movement near its historical roots with a preTax Day message, telling Washington politicians that government should be working for the people, not the other way around. Addressing roughly 5,000 people assembled in the morning sunshine near the site of the original Boston Tea Party, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee accused President Barack Obama of overreaching with his $787 billion stimulus program and criticized the administration’s health care, student loan and financial regulatory overhauls. “Is this what their ‘change’ is all about?� Palin asked the crowd on Boston Common. “I want to tell ’em, nah, we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion — and you can keep the change.� With husband Todd looking on, she added: “We need to cut taxes, so that our families can keep more of what they earn and produce and our mom-and-pops then, our small businesses, can reinvest according to our own priorities, and hire more people and let the private sector grow and thrive and prosper.� Palin, who served as Alaska’s governor for 2 1/2 years, played to the crowd as she trotted out a trademark line while lobbying for more domestic energy production. “Yeah, let’s drill baby drill, not stall baby stall— you betcha,� she said. The gathering harkened back to 1773, when American colonists upset about

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Sarah Palin gestures while addressing a crowd during a stop of the Tea Party Express Wednesday on the Boston Common in Boston. British taxation without government representation threw British tea into the harbor in protest. “I feel like I’m taking care of my son and daughter and grandchildren’s business,� said Mary Lou O’Connell, 72, of Duxbury. She listed “deceit� and “gentle corrosion of the political process� as two concerns and toted a sign reading, “Start Deleting Corruption Nov. 2010.� Another attendee, John Arathuzik, 69, of Topsfield, said he had never been especially politically active until he saw the direction of the Obama administration. “I feel like I can do one of two things: I can certainly vote in November, which I’ll do, and I can provide support for the peaceful protest about the direction this country is taking,� said Arathuzik, a veteran who clutched a copy of the Constitution distributed by one of the

vendors who had set up shop amid locals heading to work and walking their dogs. A festive mood filled the air. A band played patriotic music, and hawkers sold yellow Gadsden flags emblazoned with the words “Don’t Tread on Me� and the image of a rattlesnake. Notably absent was Sen. Scott Brown, the Republican who in January won the seat held for half a century by liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy. He cited congressional business, which included hearings about the Iranian nuclear program. “That’s a heck of a lot more important than him being here right now,� conservative talk show host Mark Williams told

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Spend $499 on iPad? What else do iGet?

SEATTLE (AP) — For $499 you can get Apple’s iPad, a power adapter, a cable for connecting to a computer and not much else — other than an overwhelming urge to spend at least $200 more. The advertised price for the least expensive iPad might help entice more than just the well-to-do geek elite, but the cost of owning one usually turns out to be higher. To protect this sparkling gem of a gadget, you might pick out a $39 neoprene cover. If you want to use the iPad more like a laptop and type on keys rather than a touch screen, you’ll need a $69 keyboard dock. The iPad comes with basic applications, including a Web browser, e-mail program, YouTube video player and a mapping program, but you’re likely to want other apps that cost a few bucks each, plus songs, videos and e-books. If you’re going to invest that much, you might be inclined to spend $99 more to double the length of the iPad’s warranty to two years. For most products, it’s not worth buying the extended warranty. But it could be wise on the iPad because no one yet knows how long the battery or other parts will last with everyday use. Replacing a dying battery after the warranty expires, which Apple Inc. prohibits iPad owners from doing themselves,

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Angelo, right, and Marianne Tortola, of Boston, look at an iPad at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York. would cost about $106. Jolie Monea of Edmonds, Wash., accidentally broke the screen on her iPhone, so she was sure to get the neoprene cover that zips around her $499 iPad for storage or travel. But removing the iPad from the cover to play with it made her nervous, so she returned to an Apple store to buy one that doesn’t hide the device’s screen but still can protect the iPad when it’s in use. She also got the $99 AppleCare extended warranty and was considering the keyboard dock. That adds up to more than $800 — before Washington state’s 9.5 percent sales tax, and before spending on downloadable apps. Monea says she looks for fresh iPhone apps

about twice a week, and spends $5 to $10 on new ones every week. In a year, if her habit is the same for the iPad, that’s another $250 to $500, bringing her total to well over $1,000. Josie Liming, a Seattle-based photographer, wasn’t sure she’d need a cover for her iPad, but decided after a few days that the answer was yes. “It’s so small, I can fit it in my bag that I carry every day with me,” she said. “I’m just scared to death it’s going to get scratched up with keys.” Buying an Apple gadget is never the end of the story, said Kenji Obata, who runs a technology startup called Spoon. He knew when he bought the $599

version of the iPad, which has twice as much data storage space as the $499 model, that he’d want more accessories.

“With Apple, you know it’s coming,” he said. The University Village Apple store in Seattle is having a hard time keeping the Apple-brand protective covers in stock. The slim black covers, which double as propup stands, have sold out at least twice since the iPad went on sale April 3, employees said. NLU Products LLC makes scratch-resistant films that people can buy for $19.95 and apply to their iPad screens. The company said sales have been 20 percent to 30 percent higher since the iPad’s launch. A crafts site,, sells more than 200 handmade iPad bags and covers from $10 to more than $50. Or iPad owners can try an alternate type of protection, the $20 iBallz. It’s a set of four rubbery

balls that fit over the corners of the iPad and let it bounce, not shatter, if dropped accidentally. Not everyone who buys an iPad is ready to swallow all these extra costs, of course. Joseph Holmes, a fine-art photographer in Brooklyn, N.Y., turned down the extended warranty because his credit card company already doubles the warranty protection for consumer electronics. He also isn’t sure about paying $5 or $10 for iPad apps, which seem more expensive than iPhone apps so far. But there’s something pristine about the iPad he wants to protect, even if he has to pay. “I just don’t want to lay the iPad down,” Holmes said, “and scratch the beautiful onyx Apple logo on the back.”


Program to help rural home buyers nearly broke MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal loan program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans buy homes in rural areas is about to run out of money, potentially crippling the real estate market in many small communities. Since last fall, the loans from the Department of Agriculture have fueled much of the real estate business in some parts of the country. Real estate agents are pleading with Congress to find a way to keep the money flowing until more funding becomes available later in the year. The program has doubled in size thanks to stimulus money, but now it appears to be a victim of its own success, largely because of the generous terms offered to borrowers. “It definitely helped me out,” said Lisa Kartak, who closed late last month on a new three-bedroom house in Annandale, a small town 50 miles west of Minneapolis. “If I didn’t get approved through them, I would have had to bring thousands of dollars to the table.” The USDA’s Rural Development program provides 30-year fixed-rate mortgages at market rates. Buyers do not have to put any money down, unlike loans from the better known Federal Housing Administration, which requires a down payment

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Lisa Kartak stands in front of the home she purchased in Annandale, Minn., through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. of 3.5 percent. And unlike FHA loans, there are no monthly mortgage insurance premiums in the USDA program. The program aims to help often-struggling rural communities by assisting home buyers who might otherwise move to bigger cities. The loans are offered through local lenders, and the approval process is usually fast. To be eligible, people must be in communities with fewer than 20,000 residents and live outside metropolitan areas. Federal stimulus money has helped the program offer many more mortgages than in the past. In the current fiscal year, the amount of loans available climbed from $6 billion to $12 billion. Nearly 116,000 loans were financed in the 2009

fiscal year. That’s more than double the number in the previous year. But even with its funding doubled, the program is expected to run out of money later this month, said Jay Fletcher, an agency spokesman. That’s alarmed the National Association of Realtors, which is pressuring Congress to continue the program until the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, after which the Obama administration has proposed making another $12 billion in loans available. “As private mortgage markets have dried up, many rural families will be left out in the cold without these guaranteed loans,” association President Vicki Cox Golder wrote to leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees.

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Move shows cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing strength By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If you believe the headlines, Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to sign with cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TBS is â&#x20AC;&#x153;shocking.â&#x20AC;? Really, though, only Fox should be shocked â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at how Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien was spirited away at a time the network acted like it had little competition for the late-night comicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another example of how cable networks, while not quite on par with broadcasters, are getting closer every day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I certainly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anybody going to cable today is shocking,â&#x20AC;? said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive vice president and general manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy or drama, cable has been leading the way over the last five years.â&#x20AC;? As a cable guy, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien has plenty of company. Oprah Winfrey is starting her own network, ending her broadcast show and committing to appearances at her place. Sarah Palin has programs at both Fox News Channel and Discovery. The college football national championship is moving to cable. The phrases â&#x20AC;&#x153;broadcast networkâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;cable networkâ&#x20AC;? are swiftly becoming an anachronism. Less than 10 percent of

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Comedian Conan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien performs during a stop of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tourâ&#x20AC;? in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday. American homes received TV signals by broadcast in February, or 11.1 million, the Nielsen Co. said. In 1999, a quarter of American homes were broadcast homes, and had no access to TBS, USA, TLC and 24hour news. Now, TBS is seen in more than 100 million of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 114.9 million television homes. Given the trouble that some Fox affiliates were having in clearing time for him all across the country, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien may debut before more people next fall on TBS than he would have at Fox. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no broadcastversus-cable war anymore,â&#x20AC;? said TBS President Steve Koonin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It only exists in the minds of the advertisers. You watch TV because of the quality of

shows that are appealing to you.â&#x20AC;? This will be the third year that Koonin tells advertisers about his fall schedule during the same May week that has traditionally been set aside for the broadcasters. His message is plain: Treat us equally. Cable has essentially taken over from broadcasters in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programming, except for PBS. Latenight is on nearly equal footing, with broadcast stalwarts Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel joined by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, and now TBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; duo of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and George Lopez. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget Cartoon Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cable has had parity in late-night for a while,â&#x20AC;? said

television analyst Steven Sternberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had it in the press.â&#x20AC;? In news, the broadcast networks have been shriveling while Fox News Channel has been a smashing success. Unless broadcasters can force a change in the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial structure, cable networksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dual financial streams bode well for long-term health. They make money selling advertising and from fees imposed on cable and satellite systems to carry them. For the most part, broadcasters only have advertising. When Comcast recently bought a controlling interest in NBC Universal, it was more excited about thriving cable sisters like USA and Bravo than struggling NBC. Prime time is where the broadcasters remain dominant, and in carrying big events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl. Cable audiences still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approach the broadcasters when it comes to the size of the audience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCISâ&#x20AC;? routinely reaches nearly 20 million people each week; a cable network would be ecstatic with onequarter of that. A big difference is in reruns: Viewers now have little tolerance for them on ABC, CBS and NBC and seek original fare like AMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad Menâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Bad.â&#x20AC;?

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CNN talk show host Larry King files for divorce LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, court filings show. The 76-year-old host of CNNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Larry King Liveâ&#x20AC;? filed Wednesday to end the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly King 13-year marriage, citing â&#x20AC;&#x153;irreconcilable differences.â&#x20AC;? He married Shawn SouthwickKing in a hospital room in 1997 shortly before surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. The couple have two sons, ages 11 and 9. King is seeking joint custody of the boys. He is also asking a court not to award Southwick-King, 50, any spousal support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His major concern is the welfare of his children,â&#x20AC;? said Howard Rubenstein, a spokesman for King. Rubenstein said the talkshow host would not comment further on the divorce. The filing was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ. com.

Estefans open Miami home to Obama MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Singer Gloria Estefan is getting both criticism and praise in Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cuban-American community for hosting President Barack Obama for a Democratic fundraiser. Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event at her Miami Beach home is

being blasted by some conservatives in the traditionally Republican community. They dismiss her as a traitor to the cause of overthrowing the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s communist government. But Estefan other Cuban-Americans praise her for grabbing Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear on an issue that remains at the forefront of South Florida politics, five decades after the 1959 revolution. The fundraiser will benefit the Democratic National Committee. Some observers say the event is emblematic of a Cuban-American community where the younger generation is trending Democratic.

Nas says his focus is now on his music and kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nas says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focusing on music and his children after striking a deal to dismiss a civil contempt charge against him. A Los Angeles judge dismissed the contempt allegation against the rapper Monday after he paid nearly $50,000 in child support to his estranged wife Kelis. Kelisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attorney sought the contempt charge earlier this year after Nas fell $200,000 behind on child and spousal support payments. He was ordered in December to pay more than $51,000 a month to Kelis and their infant son. She filed for divorce in May. In a statement released Wednesday, Nas says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I want to do is make music and raise my kids. Nothing else matters.â&#x20AC;?

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There he was, five decades later, the priest who had raped Joe Callander in Massachusetts. The photo in the Roman Catholic newsletter showed him with a smile across his wrinkled face, nearnaked Amazon Indian children in his arms and at his feet. The Rev. Mario Pezzotti was working with children and supervising other priests in Brazil. It’s not an isolated example. In an investigation spanning 21 countries across six continents, The Associated Press found 30 cases of priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad. Some escaped police investigations. Many had access to children in another country, and some abused again. A priest who admitted to abuse in Los Angeles went to the Philippines, where U.S. church officials mailed him checks and advised him not to reveal their source. A priest in Canada was convicted of sexual abuse and then moved to France, where he was convicted of abuse again in 2005. Another priest was moved back and forth between Ireland and England, despite being diagnosed as a pederast, a man who commits sodomy with boys.

Forces foil al-Qaida 9/11-style plot to fly planes into shrines

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces disrupted a 9/11-style plot by al-Qaida in Iraq to fly hijacked planes into Shiite religious shrines, Iraqi and U.S. officials said Wednesday. Iraqi security officials said they temporarily shut down at least two airports and have arrested two men — one of the




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intended pilots and an airport worker — suspected in the plot, which appeared aimed at undermining the country’s stability while U.S. troops prepare to go home. Two U.S. intelligence officials in Washington confirmed the plot but said it did not appear to be fully planned out, nor was it clear that militants would be able to carry out any attacks. Both U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. Airports in Baghdad and Najaf were shuttered last week as intelligence officials said they learned of the plot. The airport in Najaf remains closed because of its proximity to the gold-domed Imam Ali shrine, one of the most revered Shiite religious mosques in the world, one of the officials said.

Israeli officials say Syria has given Hezbollah missiles JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli defense officials said Wednesday they believe Hezbollah has Scud missiles that could hit all of Israel, a day after Israel’s president accused Syria of supplying the Lebanese guerrillas with the weapons for the first time. Israeli officials say the introduction of Scuds could alter the strategic balance with Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia that battled Israel to a stalemate during a monthlong war in 2006. President Shimon Peres, speaking in Paris, charged that Syria is playing a double game, talking about peace, while “it is delivering Scuds to Hezbollah to threaten Israel,” according to a statement from his office. The remarks by Peres, whose position is largely ceremonial, went beyond public assessments of senior Israeli defense figures. He gave no details.

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Quake in western China kills 589, buries more in rubble By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer

XINING, China — Soldiers and civilians used shovels and their bare hands to dig through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan region of China on Wednesday, killing at least 589 people and injuring more than 10,000. The series of quakes flattened buildings across remote western Yushu county and sent survivors, many bleeding from their wounds, flooding into the streets of Jiegu township. State television showed block after devastated block of toppled mud and wood homes. Local officials said 85 percent of the structures had been destroyed. Residents and troops garrisoned in the town used shovels and their hands to pull survivors and bodies from the rubble much of the day. Several schools collapsed, with the state news agency saying at least 56 students died. Worst hit was the Yushu Vocational School, where Xinhua cited a local education official as saying 22 students died. Footage on Qinghai Satellite TV showed bodies wrapped in blankets lying on the ground while rescuers pulled shards of concrete from a pancaked school building. Crews set up emergency generators to restore operations at Yushu’s airport, and by late afternoon the first of

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Rescue workers pull out a person from a collapsed building in Yushu county in western China’s Qinghai province on Wednesday. A series of strong earthquakes struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said. six flights landed carrying rescue workers and equipment. But the road to town was blocked by a landslide, hampering the rescue as temperatures dropped below freezing. Tens of thousands of the town’s 70,000 people were without shelter, state media said. The airport in Xining, the nearest big city some 530 miles (860 kilometers) away, was filled in the predawn hours Thursday with Chinese troops in camouflage, firefighters and rescue teams leading dozens of sniffer dogs. They were whisked onto waiting buses for the difficult drive to the quake zone, which takes 12 hours under the best of conditions. Yang Xuesong, a rescuer from Shandong province in eastern China, said his biggest concern was

the altitude. “This is the highlands. I don’t know if the search dogs can get used to it,” he said. While China’s military is well-practiced in responding to disasters, the remote location posed logistical difficulties. The area sits at around 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) and is poor. Most people live in Jiegu, with the remaining — mostly herders — scattered across the broad valleys. The small airport has no refueling supplies, so relief flights were carrying extra jet fuel, reducing their capacity for hauling supplies, state media reported. “The situation here is difficult. Most of the buildings have collapsed. A lot of people are seriously injured,” said Pu Wu, a director of the Jinba Project, which provides health care training for

Tibetan communities. “We are scared. We are all camping outside and waiting for more tents to come.” The local quake relief headquarters put the death toll at 589 and the injured at 10,000 by early Thursday morning, according to the Xinhua news agency. Wu Yong, commander of the army garrison, said the deaths “may rise further as lots of houses collapsed.” Hospitals were overwhelmed, and rescue teams were slowed by damaged roads, strong winds and frequent aftershocks. Luo Song, a monk from a monastery in Yushu county, said his sister who worked at an orphanage told him three children were sent to a hospital but the facilities lacked equipment.

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Rally Time Kosuke Fukudome and the Cubs rally past the Brewers on a busy afternoon of baseball

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Martin among elite pitchers in NCBA



DEAL FOR MARSHALL GIVES FINS A GO-TO WR MIAMI (AP) — Bill Parcells, who knows a thing or two about talented, temperamental receivers, decided Brandon Marshall is worth the trouble. Parcells and the Miami Dolphins also decided Marshall is worth two second-round draft picks, and perhaps even a contract extension making him one of the NFL’s best-paid pass catchers. Miami acquired the highmaintenance Pro Bowl wideout Wednesday for a second-round pick next week and another next year. Once in Miami, he was expected to sign the longterm deal he has been seeking for more than a year. Marshall fills the Dolphins’ most glaring need: a go-to guy who will loosen up defenses for their potentially potent ground game and young, strong-armed quarterback Chad Henne. However, the former Central Florida star returns to the Sunshine State with plenty of issues. While he caught at least 100 passes each of the past three years and made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons, the Broncos were willing to part with Marshall because he became a chronic headache.



SANFORD — Lee County defeated Southern Lee on Wednesday in an 18-hole match at Sanford Golf Course The Jackets won with a score of 310 to Southern Lee’s 333. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets, and medalist for the match, was Micah Lawrence, who shot a 69. Hunter Prevatte shot a 76 followed by Daniel Whitaker with a 77 and Dakota Hart with an 88. Leading the way for Southern Lee was Jack Radley, who carded a 76. Zack Lewis shot a 79, Billy Gordon carded an 84 and Jordan Thomas shot a 94.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward couldn’t quite say no to the NBA’s money. He still hasn’t given his Butler teammates a definitive no, either. The 6-foot-9 sophomore announced Wednesday he would enter the draft but planned to keep open the possibility he might return to the school he nearly led to a national championship. Hayward has until May 8 to withdraw his name from the draft, though he is projected to go in the top 15 picks and would become the first Butler player selected in the first round.

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Southern Lee starting pitcher Andrew McNeill delivers to the plate during Wednesday night’s game against Overhills in Sanford.

Cavaliers cruise by overmatched Jaguars

GREENVILLE — East Carolina’s club baseball team is ranked second in the country. Sanford’s Daniel Martin is a big reason Martin why. Martin, who pitched well for nearby Pitt Community College after graduating from Lee County High School, has found a home on the mound for the Pirates in the National Club Baseball Association. Martin has logged 28 1/3 innings this season, mostly as a starting pitcher, and is among the league leaders in wins with five, and ranks second in the nation with a minuscule 0.95 ERA. He has allowed just three earned runs all season long. The crafty left-hander is also being stingy in other areas. Martin has allowed just 14 his this season, which ranks third in the country, and is averaging just 1.27 walks per nine innings, a rate that ranks him third in the country as well. ECU is a part of the South Division in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, along with Club teams from North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Charlotte and Elon. And the conference is a part of the NCBA, where Club teams from Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Texas, Michigan — and the list goes on and on — compete.


SANFORD — It’s all about momentum for the Southern Lee baseball team. The Cavaliers, fresh off a huge victory over Scotland County on Monday night, kept things going with a 12-0 victory in 4 1/2 innings of work against Overhills on Wednesday night at Tramway Athletic Park. “We really carried over well from the other night,” said Southern Lee head coach Matt Burnett. “We’ve been playing really well since spring break. We closed the book on the first half of the season with the spring break trip and now we’re focusing on taking things one game at a time. We’ve got to keep this momentum

It’s official: Kahne will move on to Hendrick By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

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Southern Lee first baseman Derek Gaster awaits a pickoff attempt during Wednesday night’s game in See Cavs, Page 6B Sanford.

Bzdelik isn’t feeling pressure By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Jeff Bzdelik is taking over Wake Forest’s program from a coach who was fired despite going 30 games over .500 at the school. No extra pressure there, Bzdelik insisted. “I embrace the challenges,” he said. “I have both eyes open.” Wake Forest ended its weeklong search for Dino Gaudio’s replace-

ment Wednesday with Bzdelik’s introduction as coach. The former head man at Air Force and of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets left Colorado after going 36-58 in three seasons for what he described as “my dream job” leading the Demon Deacons. His challenge: Keeping Wake Forest a contender in the Atlantic Coast Conference after Gaudio, who went 61-31 in three seasons, was fired be-

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New Wake Forest basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik speaks during a news conference in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. cause of what athletic director Ron Wellman described as a pattern of late-season fades. After taking over the

bottom-of-the-Big 12 Buffaloes and guiding them at least back to respectability, Bzde-

See Bzdelik, Page 6B

CHARLOTTE — Hendrick Motorsports isn’t scheduled to have an open seat in its lineup until 2012. That didn’t stop owner Rick Hendrick Kahne from signing Kasey Kahne, a prized free agent in this year’s class who is willing to wait a year to partner with NASCAR’s winningest team. Only there are more questions than answers in this pairing, officially announced Wednesday as a multiyear deal that runs through 2014 — although neither side has any idea where Kahne will be driving next season.

See Kahne, Page 6B

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SPORTS SCENE Cavaliersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis romps past Overhills SPRING LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Lee cruised past Overhills in boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis on Wednesday, winning 9-0. The Cavaliers got singles wins from Garrison Lutz, Alonso Velarde, Jonathan Burchette, Daniel Macias, Tyler Elseth and Ethan Wicker. The duos of Lutz and Burchette, Will Maness and Elseth and Alex Ayala and Josh Dills won doubles matches for the Cavaliers (6-1, 6-1).

Yellow Jackets fall despite Fryeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dillon Frye kept the Lee County Yellow Jackets Submitted photo in the game, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough. Cheer Extreme Sanford teams attended the Champion Cup Nationals, a two-day event held at N.C. A&T University Frye pitched a complete in Greensboro recently. All three teams took home National titles in their divisions, with the Junior team receiving game, allowing just two runs Overall Level Champs. Cheer Extreme Sanford Gym was awarded the following overall awards: Best Performances, and six hits in a 2-0 loss to Best Tumbling, Best Pyramids and Best Jump Sequence. Champion Cup Nationals awarded two fully paid bids to Athens Drive on Wednesday. All-Levels and Cheer Extreme Sanford received both of those and will compete in Atlanta on Saturday. Team PlaceFyre had one of the Jackments for the upcoming season will be May 1. etsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (8-7, 5-5) two hits with the other coming from Zach Bradford.

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CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While Larry Brown isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how much longer heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be on the bench, the nomadic Hall of Famer insists Charlotte will be his last coaching job. Responding on Wednesday to continued speculation he could bolt for the Philadelphia 76ers or the Los Angeles Clippers at the end of the season, the 69-year-old Brown said he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coach for anyone other than Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember having any more fun as a

coach. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only guy Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to coach for,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He brought me here. He gave me a chance.â&#x20AC;? When asked if he saw himself leaving coaching and becoming a general manager, Brown said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thought about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, Phil Jackson every year talks about maybe stepping down. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m older than him,â&#x20AC;? Brown said of the 64-year-old Los Angeles Lakers coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing. I love coaching here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

excited for this franchise. This is where I want to be.â&#x20AC;? Jordan hired Brown in 2008 after he spent two years out of the league following one ugly season in New York. In his record ninth NBA head coaching job, Brown has been instrumental in a makeover of Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roster and guided the six-yearold Bobcats to their first playoff berth. But Brown, the only coach to win NBA and NCAA titles, has a history of not staying anywhere long. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coached 10 pro

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Jackets softball JVs win easily again SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County junior varsity softball team defeated Holly Springs 21-4 on Tuesday night and then blasted Athens Drive 17-3 on Wednesday. Katie Cockerham, Kristen McVey and Nikki Hoover each had doubles in the victory over Holly Springs. Jade Womble was 2-for-3 and Kaitlyn Foushee led the team on the mound with four strikeouts. Against Athens Drive, Allie Eyers picked up the win with four strikeouts. Hoover belted a home run and drove in two while J.B Burge added a triple.

Western softball sweeps a pair LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Western Harnett softball team defeated Westover 27-2 on Tuesday night, improving the Lady Eagles to 4-1 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference. The Lady Eagles combined for 24 hits in the victory. In junior varsity action, the Lady Eagles cruised to a 20-2 win.

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Rollins goes on 15-day DL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Rollins thought a ball hit his calf when he felt a sharp pain as he started running a sprint. When Rollins turned around and didn’t see a ball trickling away, he knew he might be in trouble. He still ran the sprint to test his leg and realized he better sit out the Philadelphia Phillies’ home opener. The three-time All-Star shortstop won’t be returning to the lineup anytime soon after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf. “It’s unfortunate,” Rollins said before Wednesday night’s game against Washington. “From Monday to today, it’s much better. I thought it was torn.”

Congress urges baseball to ban smokeless tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — After hounding Major League Baseball and its players union over steroids, Congress now wants the sport to ban smokeless tobacco. “Good luck,” San Francisco Giants reliever Brandon Medders said. “Guys do what they do. We work outside. It’s been part of the game for 100 years.” At a hearing Wednesday, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, and Health Subcommittee chairman Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, called on baseball and its players to agree to bar major leaguers from using chew, dip or similar products during games. MLB executive VP Robert Manfred and MLB Players Association chief labor counsel David Prouty told lawmakers they agree that smokeless tobacco is harmful — Manfred said a ban in the majors is “a laudable goal” — but both pointed out that any ban would have to be agreed to through collective bargaining.

Indians’ Sizemore returns to lineup

CLEVELAND (AP) — Grady Sizemore is back in the Cleveland lineup after missing two games with a sore

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MLB BRIEFS back, including the Indians’ home opener. The first thing Sizemore did when he entered the clubhouse Wednesday was check the lineup card on the wall. Manager Manny Acta had the three-time All-Star penciled in at centerfield and batting second against the Texas Rangers. The 27-year-old Sizemore had missed only five games over four seasons from 2005 through 2008, until elbow and abdomen injuries last season required surgery in September. In 106 games, Sizemore hit only .248 with 18 homers and only 13 stolen bases. He’s 6 for 22 with five RBIs in five games so far this season.

Angels put closer Fuentes on DL with strained back NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels closer Brian Fuentes was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained back, the latest hiccup in the team’s slow start. The move was made retroactive to April 6. Fuentes, a four-time All-Star who hasn’t pitched since opening day, said he tweaked his back while lifting weights last week. The stiffness left him unable to throw until he played catch Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was just kind of a freak thing,” Fuentes said, adding that he was examined recently by a chiropractor. “It feels significantly better now.”

Orioles place struggling closer Gonzalez on DL BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed struggling closer Mike Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. The move announced Wednesday is retroactive to April 10. Gonzalez notified manager Dave Trembley on Tuesday night that he wasn’t available to pitch against Tampa Bay because he couldn’t get his shoulder loose in the bullpen. Gonzalez was examined by a doctor Wednesday and then placed on the DL.

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Cubs rally past Brewers with 4 in 8th CHICAGO (AP) — Kosuke Fukudome and Ryan Theriot each hit two-run singles with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Wednesday. The Cubs prevailed even though left fielder Alfonso Soriano got lifted after more defensive lapses. Theriot had four hits, Fukudome drove in three runs and Geovany Soto hit his first homer. LaTroy Hawkins (0-1) retired the first two Cubs hitters in the eighth, but a single by Jeff Baker and walks to Geovany Soto and Tyler Colvin loaded the bases. Theriot singled and stole second, setting up Fukudome’s go-ahead hit. Jeff Gray (1-0) won despite giving up two runs in the eighth. Carlos Marmol struck

out the side in the ninth for his third save, and sent the Brewers to their fourth loss in five games. Soriano had another rough day in the field, bobbling Rickie Weeks’ two-run double down the line in the fifth and allowing Corey Hart’s RBI double off the wall to carom by him in the seventh. That made it 4-2 and chased starter Randy Wells. One batter later, got pulled for Colvin and trotted off the field to loud boos in a doubleswitch that also saw reliever James Russell replace Justin Berg with two outs in the seventh. Giants 6, Pirates 0 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aubrey Huff hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career and Jonathan

Sanchez struck out 11, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 Wednesday. Huff got a helpful carom to circle the bases. Eli Whiteside hit a three-run shot later in the second inning and Aaron Rowand homered a few innings after them. Sanchez (1-0) matched his career best with 11 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings. The Giants improved to 7-2, their best start since beginning 8-1 in 2003 — their last playoff season. Huff led off the second with a drive that hit the arch on the facade in right-center, known in this pitcher-friendly park as triples alley. The ball then ricocheted into right field and gave Huff ample time to round the bases.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rain fell on the Minnesota Twins at home for the first time in 29 years and John Lackey dampened their bats. It was 73 degrees at gametime, but raindrops started to fall in the third and sprinkled the sparkling new ballpark intermittently over the next four innings. Some fans went scurrying for the concourses and others hastily put up their umbrellas, but the rain brought a cheer and a few chants of “out-door base-ball” in another sign of the celebration of Minnesota’s move out of the Metrodome to an open-air park. Rays 9, Orioles 1 BALTIMORE (AP) — B.J. Upton homered twice and drove in four runs, Carlos Pena hit a three-run shot and the Tampa Bay Rays ended a dreadful homestand for the Baltimore Orioles. David Price (2-0) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for the Rays, whose 6-3 start is the best in franchise history. Tampa Bay swept the three-game series, something it did only once on the road last year. Angels 5, Yankees 3 NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Pineiro pitched seven impressive innings for his first win with his new team and the Los Angeles Angels showed signs of shaking their early slump, holding off the New York Yankees. Royals 7, Tigers 3 DETROIT (AP) — Jose Guillen homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for his 200th career shot and leading the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers. Guillen hit his fifth home run in a four-game span. His solo drive capped a two-run seventh inning that put the Royals ahead 5-3.


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MLB Standings Toronto Tampa Bay New York Boston Baltimore

W 6 6 5 4 1

L 2 3 3 4 8

Detroit Minnesota Kansas City Chicago Cleveland

W 6 6 4 3 2

L 3 3 5 5 5

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle

W 6 4 3 3

L 3 3 6 6

Philadelphia Florida Atlanta Washington New York

W 6 4 3 3 2

L 1 4 4 4 5

St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh Milwaukee Houston

W 5 5 4 4 3 0

L 2 3 4 5 5 7

San Francisco Arizona Colorado Los Angeles San Diego

W 7 4 4 3 3

L 2 3 3 4 4

Sports Review

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .750 — — 1 .667 ⁄2 — 1 .625 1 ⁄2 .500 2 11⁄2 .111 51⁄2 5 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .667 — — .667 — — .444 2 2 1 .375 2 ⁄2 21⁄2 .286 3 3 West Division Pct GB WCGB .667 — — .571 1 1 .333 3 3 .333 3 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .857 — — 1 .500 2 ⁄2 1 .429 3 11⁄2 .429 3 11⁄2 .286 4 21⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .714 — — 1 .625 ⁄2 — 1 .500 1 ⁄2 1 .444 2 11⁄2 .375 21⁄2 2 .000 5 41⁄2 West Division Pct GB WCGB .778 — — 1 .571 2 ⁄2 1 .571 2 ⁄2 .429 3 11⁄2 .429 3 11⁄2

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Detroit 6, Kansas City 5 N.Y. Yankees 7, L.A. Angels 5 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 6, 10 innings Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Oakland 0 Wednesday’s Games Kansas City 7, Detroit 3 L.A. Angels 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston 6, Minnesota 3 Tampa Bay 9, Baltimore 1 Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Texas (Undecided) at Cleveland (D.Huff 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 0-0) at Minnesota (Liriano 0-0), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Hughes 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 0-1) at Toronto (Eveland 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-1) at Oakland (Sheets 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. ———

BASEBALL L10 6-2 6-3 5-3 4-4 1-8

Str W-1 W-3 L-1 W-1 L-6

Home 1-1 3-3 1-1 1-2 0-6

Away 5-1 3-0 4-2 3-2 1-2

L10 6-3 6-3 4-5 3-5 2-5

Str L-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-4

Home 4-2 1-1 2-4 2-4 0-1

Away 2-1 5-2 2-1 1-1 2-4

L10 6-3 4-3 3-6 3-6

Str L-1 W-2 W-1 W-1

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Away 3-2 1-0 1-1 2-5

L10 6-1 4-4 3-4 3-4 2-5

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Home 1-0 2-3 2-1 1-2 2-4

Away 5-1 2-1 1-3 2-2 0-1

L10 5-2 5-3 4-4 4-5 3-5 0-7

Str W-1 W-3 W-2 L-1 L-2 L-7

Home 1-0 3-3 2-0 2-1 3-3 0-6

Away 4-2 2-0 2-4 2-4 0-2 0-1

L10 7-2 4-3 4-3 3-4 3-4

Str W-1 L-1 W-2 W-1 W-1

Home 4-2 4-2 3-1 1-0 1-0

Away 3-0 0-1 1-2 2-4 2-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 5 Cincinnati 10, Florida 8, 11 innings Colorado 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 5 Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee 6 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 0 Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston (Norris 0-1) at St. Louis (Lohse 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Suppan 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-1), 2:20 p.m. Washington (Olsen 0-0) at Philadelphia (Happ 1-0), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 1-0) at Colorado (De La Rosa 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 0-0) at San Diego (Latos 0-0), 6:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 0-1) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Haren 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 1-0), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

MLB Leaders

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .519; Polanco, Philadelphia, .484; Francoeur, New York, .476; Headley, San Diego, .448; Renteria, San Francisco, .440; Sandoval, San Francisco, .414; Pujols, St. Louis, .407. RUNS—Polanco, Philadelphia, 10; Holliday, St. Louis, 8; Maybin, Florida, 8; Pujols, St. Louis, 8; Rollins, Philadelphia, 8; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; Venable, San Diego, 8. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 14; Cantu, Florida, 12; Howard, Philadelphia, 11; CYoung, Arizona, 11; Polanco, Philadelphia, 10; Heyward, Atlanta, 9; Braun, Milwaukee, 8; Willingham, Washington, 8. HITS—Polanco, Philadelphia, 15; Prado, Atlanta, 14; Headley, San Diego, 13; Howard, Philadelphia, 12; Sandoval, San Francisco, 12; CGonzalez, Colorado, 11; Holliday, St. Louis, 11; Pujols, St. Louis, 11; Renteria, San Francisco, 11. DOUBLES—Cantu, Florida, 5; Furcal, Los Angeles, 4; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 4; Howard, Philadelphia, 4; Werth, Philadelphia, 4; 16 tied at 3. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 2; Venable, San Diego, 2; 23 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 5; Heyward, Atlanta, 3; Holliday, St. Louis, 3; Howard, Philadelphia, 3; KJohnson, Arizona, 3; GJones, Pittsburgh, 3; Rolen, Cincinnati, 3; CYoung, Arizona, 3. STOLEN BASES—Furcal, Los Angeles, 3; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 3; 9 tied at 2. PITCHING —Duke, Pittsburgh, 2-0; Masset, Cincinnati, 2-0; Hamels, Philadelphia, 2-0; Zito, San Francisco, 2-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 2-0; Jimenez, Colorado, 2-0; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2-0. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 17; Halladay, Philadelphia, 17; Dempster, Chicago, 14; Haren, Arizona, 13; Jimenez, Colorado, 13; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13; Haeger, Los Angeles, 12. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 3; Cordero, Cincinnati, 3; FMorales, Colorado, 2; Franklin, St. Louis, 2; Marmol, Chicago, 2; Bell, San Diego, 2; Hoffman, Milwaukee, 2; BrWilson, San Francisco, 2; Nunez, Florida, 2; Madson, Philadelphia, 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Guerrero, Texas, .464; NCruz, Texas, .458; Podsednik, Kansas City, .452; MiCabrera, Detroit, .433; Mauer, Minnesota, .423; FGutierrez, Seattle, .419; Wieters, Baltimore, .400. RUNS—RDavis, Oakland, 8; MEllis, Oakland, 8; VWells, Toronto, 8; 10 tied at 7. RBI—NCruz, Texas, 11; MiCabrera, Detroit, 9; VWells, Toronto, 9; JGuillen, Kansas City, 8; Pedroia, Boston, 8; Barton, Oakland, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Konerko, Chicago, 7; Ordonez, Detroit, 7; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 7. HITS—Podsednik, Kansas City, 14; MiCabrera, Detroit, 13; Guerrero, Texas, 13; FGutierrez, Seattle, 13; Ordonez, Detroit, 13; NCruz, Texas, 11; Inge, Detroit, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 11; Mauer, Minnesota, 11. DOUBLES—Inge, Detroit, 5; Mauer, Minnesota, 5; Ellsbury, Boston, 4; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 4; AJackson, Detroit, 4; ARodriguez, New York, 4; 13 tied at 3. TRIPLES—Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 2; 12 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—NCruz, Texas, 5; VWells, Toronto, 5; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 4; JGuillen, Kansas City, 4; Konerko, Chicago, 3; Pedroia, Boston, 3; 16 tied at 2. STOLEN BASES—Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; RDavis, Oakland, 5; Choo, Cleveland, 3; Gardner, New York, 3; Getz, Kansas City, 3; Granderson, New York, 3; Pierre, Chicago, 3; Span, Minnesota, 3. PITCHING —Janssen, Toronto, 3-0; Zumaya, Detroit, 2-0; Pavano, Minnesota, 2-0; Garza, Tampa Bay, 2-0; Buehrle, Chicago, 2-0; FFrancisco, Texas, 2-2; Bonderman, Detroit, 1-0. STRIKEOUTS—Garza, Tampa Bay, 14; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 13; Braden, Oakland, 12; Millwood, Baltimore, 11; Guthrie, Baltimore, 11; JShields, Tampa Bay, 11; Marcum, Toronto, 11. SAVES—Rauch, Minnesota, 5; Frasor, Toronto, 3; Jenks, Chicago, 2; Aardsma, Seattle, 2; Papelbon, Boston, 2; MRivera, New York, 2; CPerez, Cleveland, 2; Gregg, Toronto, 2; Valverde, Detroit, 2.

Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Named Dr. Gary Green medical director. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed LHP Mike Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. BOSTON RED SOX—Claimed RHP Santo Luis off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him to Portland (EL). Transferred INF Jed Lowrie to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Optioned RHP Bobby Casseveh to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred OF Chris Pettit to the 60-day DL. Activated OF Reggie Willits from the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Salt Lake. Placed LHP Brian Fuentes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 6. MINNESOTA TWINS—Selected the contract of LHP Ron Mahay from Fort Myers (FSL). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed INF Shawn Bowman off waivers from the N.Y. Mets and optioned him to Las Vegas (PCL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 12. Recalled RHP Jeff Gray from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS—Released INF Aaron Miles. Assigned OF Wladimir Balentien outright to Louisville (IL). FLORIDA MARLINS—Designated RHP Jose Veras for assign-

ment. Recalled RHP Chris Leroux from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned INF Emilio Bonifacio to New Orleans. Activated OF Brett Carroll from the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed SS Jimmy Rollins on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Wilson Valdez from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed C Jason LaRue on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Bryan Anderson from Memphis (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—TE Casey FitzSimmons announced his retirement. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Re-signed CB David Jones. DENVER BRONCOS—Traded WR Brandon Marshall to Miami and 2010 and 2011 second-round draft picks. NEW YORK JETS—Signed CB Drew Coleman to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Re-signed OT Stephon Heyer and DT Anthony Montgomery. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Fired coach John Anderson. Promoted general manager Don Waddell to team president. Named Rick Dudley general manager. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Recalled G Jeremy Duchesne, F Jon Kalinski, F David Laliberte, F Andreas Nodl, D Joonas Lehtivuori, D Kevin Marshall and D Danny Syvret from Adirondack (AHL).

Sports on TV Thursday, April 15 AUTO RACING 2 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of China, at Shanghai, China GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, China Open, first round, at Suzhou, China (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Heritage, first round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Fresh Express Classic, first round,

at Hayward, Calif. NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, Game 1, Montreal at Washington 10 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, Game 1, Los Angeles at Vancouver SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Philadelphia at Toronto TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA Tour, Family Circle Cup, round of 16, at Charleston, S.C.

AL Boxscores RED SOX 6, TWINS 3 MINNESOTA ab r h bi ab r h bi Scutaro ss 5 1 2 1 Span cf 1 1 0 0 Pedroia 2b 5 1 2 2 OHudsn 2b 5 0 1 1 VMrtnz c 5020 Mauer c 4 0 1 1 Youkils 1b 3 1 1 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 4 0 1 0 Cuddyr rf 5 1 2 1 Beltre 3b 5 1 1 0 Kubel dh 3 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 2200 DlmYn lf 4 1 3 0 Camrn cf 3 0 0 0 Hardy ss 4 0 0 0 Hermid lf 4 0 1 3 Punto 3b 3 0 1 0 Thome ph 1 0 0 0 BHarrs 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 610 6 Totals 34 3 9 3 Boston 110 010 030 — 6 Minnesota 002 000 010 — 3 DP—Boston 2. LOB—Boston 9, Minnesota 11. 2B—Pedroia (3), D.Ortiz (3), Beltre (2), Hermida (3), Delm.Young 2 (2). HR—Pedroia (4), Cuddyer (1). CS—D.Ortiz (1). IP H R ER BB SO Boston Lackey W,1-0 6 2-3 7 2 2 4 2 Okajima H,3 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 Bard 1 2 1 1 0 0 Papelbon S,3-3 1 0 0 0 2 0 Minnesota Slowey L,1-1 5 5 3 3 4 5 Neshek 2 0 0 0 1 2 Crain 2-3 3 3 3 1 1 Al.Burnett 1 1-3 2 0 0 0 2 WP—Papelbon, Slowey. PB—V.Martinez. Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner; First, Tim Tschida; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Jeff Nelson. T—3:24. A—38,164 (39,504). BOSTON

ANGELS 5, YANKEES 3 LOS ANGELES NEW YORK ab r h bi ab r h bi EAyar ss 5221 Jeter ss 4 1 2 0 BAreu rf 5 0 2 1 NJhnsn dh 4 0 1 1 TrHntr cf 4 1 2 1 Teixeir 1b 4 0 0 1 HMatsu dh 4 0 0 0 ARdrgz 3b 3 0 0 0 KMorls 1b 3 1 1 1 Cano 2b 4 1 2 0 JRiver lf 4 0 0 0 Posada c 4 0 1 0 MIzturs 2b 3 0 1 1 Grndrs cf 4 0 0 0 JMaths c 4 0 1 0 Swisher rf 4 0 1 1 B.Wood 3b 4 1 1 0 Gardnr lf 3 1 0 0 Totals 36 510 5 Totals 34 3 7 3 Los Angeles 002 002 100 — 5 New York 000 010 020 — 3 LOB—Los Angeles 8, New York 6. 2B—B.Abreu (3), Tor.Hunter (3), K.Morales (2), Cano (4). 3B—Swisher (1). SB—M.Izturis (1), B.Wood (1). CS—B.Abreu (1). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Pineiro W,1-1 7 5 1 1 0 7 S.Shields 0 2 2 2 1 0 Jepsen H,3 1 0 0 0 1 1 Rodney S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 New York Vazquez L,0-2 5 1-3 6 4 4 2 4 Aceves 1 2-3 3 1 1 1 0 Chamberlain 1 1 0 0 0 1 D.Marte 1 0 0 0 0 1 S.Shields pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Aceves (K.Morales). WP—Jepsen, Vazquez. PB—Posada. Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Mike Winters; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T—3:12. A—42,372 (50,287). RAYS 9, ORIOLES 1 TAMPA BAY BALTIMORE ab r h bi ab r h bi SRdrgz 2b 4 1 1 0 AdJons cf 3 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 5 2 2 1Wggntn 2b-3b 4 0 2 0 Zobrist rf 4 0 0 0 Markks rf 3 0 1 0 Longori 3b 4 1 1 1 Pie lf 1 0 1 0 C.Pena 1b 4 2 2 3 MTejad 3b 2 1 1 1 BUpton cf 5 2 2 4 Turner 2b 1 0 0 0 Burrell dh 4 0 1 0 Reimld lf-rf 4 0 0 0 Brignc ss 4 0 1 0 Scott dh 3 0 1 0 Navarr c 4 1 1 0 Atkins 1b 4 0 0 0 Jaso c 0000 Tatum c 4 0 0 0 CIzturs ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 38 911 9 Totals 32 1 6 1 Tampa Bay 303 200 100 — 9 Baltimore 000 100 000 — 1 E—Jaso (1), M.Tejada (2). DP—Tampa Bay 1, Baltimore 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 7. 2B—Crawford 2 (4), Burrell (2), Navarro (1), Pie (2). 3B—Markakis (1). HR—C.Pena (3), B.Upton 2 (2), M.Tejada (2). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Price W,2-0 7 4 1 1 2 7 Balfour 1 2 0 0 0 0 Sonnanstine 1 0 0 0 1 1 Baltimore Bergesen L,0-1 3 7 8 5 2 3 Berken 5 3 1 1 1 5 Hendrickson 1 1 0 0 0 2 Bergesen pitched to 3 batters in the 4th. HBP—by Bergesen (S.Rodriguez). Umpires—Home, Tim Welke; First, Tim Timmons; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Mike DiMuro. T—2:40. A—10,248 (48,290). ROYALS 7, TIGERS 3 KANSAS CITY DETROIT ab r h bi ab r h bi DeJess rf 4 1 2 2 Raburn cf 4 1 1 0 Pdsdnk lf 4 0 2 0 Damon lf 5 0 2 1 Ankiel cf 0 0 0 0 Ordonz rf 3 1 1 1 BButler 1b 3 0 1 2 MiCarr 1b 4 0 1 0 JGuilln dh 4 2 3 1 CGuilln dh 4 0 0 0 Callasp 3b 5 0 2 0 Inge 3b 2 0 1 0 Maier cf-lf 4 0 0 0 Laird c 3 0 0 0 Kendall c 5 2 4 1 SSizmr 2b 3 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 5 2 2 0 Everett ss 3 1 1 0 Getz 2b 5010 Kelly ph 1 0 0 0 Santiag ss 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 717 6 Totals 32 3 7 2 Kansas City 021 000 211 — 7 Detroit 100 020 000 — 3 E—S.Sizemore (2). DP—Kansas City 2, Detroit 1. LOB—Kansas City 11, Detroit 9. 2B—DeJesus (3), Damon (2), Mi.Cabrera (1), Inge (6), Everett (2). HR—J.Guillen (5), Ordonez (3). CS—Getz (1). S—Podsednik. SF—B.Butler 2. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Davies W,1-0 6 2-3 7 3 3 3 5 Parrish H,2 1 0 0 0 2 1 Soria S,2-3 1 1-3 0 0 0 1 2 Detroit Porcello 6 10 3 3 0 2 Perry L,0-1 1 3 2 2 2 0 Coke 1 1-3 4 2 1 1 1 Bonine 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Davies (Raburn). WP—Perry. Umpires—Home, Jerry Crawford; First, Brian O’Nora; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Chris Guccione. T—2:50. A—19,262 (41,255).

NL Boxscores CUBS 7, BREWERS 6 MILWAUKEE CHICAGO ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 5 1 2 2 Theriot ss 5 1 4 2 Hart rf 5011 Fukdm rf 4 0 2 3 Braun lf 5 1 1 0 ArRmr 3b 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 5 0 2 0 Nady 1b 3 0 1 0 McGeh 3b 4 0 1 1 Byrd cf 4 0 0 0 Zaun c 4110 ASorin lf 3 1 1 0 Gomez cf 4 1 2 1 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 AEscor ss 4 1 3 1 Gray p 0 0 0 0 Bush p 0100 Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Gerut ph 1000 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Narvsn p 0 0 0 0 Fontent 2b 2 0 1 1 Coffey p 0 0 0 0JeBakr ph-2b 2 2 2 0 Edmnd ph 0 0 0 0 Soto c 2 2 1 1 Hwkns p 0 0 0 0 R.Wells p 2 0 0 0 Berg p 0 0 0 0 Colvin lf 0 1 0 0 Totals 37 613 6 Totals 32 712 7 Milwaukee 000 021 120 — 6 Chicago 010 010 14x — 7 E—A.Soriano (2). DP—Milwaukee 2, Chicago 1. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Chicago 8. 2B—Weeks (1), Hart (1), Fielder (3), A.Soriano (2), Fontenot (1). 3B—Gomez (1), A.Escobar (1). HR—Soto (1). SB—Theriot 2 (4). S—Bush, Colvin. SF—Fukudome. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Bush 6 7 2 2 0 2 Narveson H,3 1-3 1 1 1 1 0 Coffey H,3 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 Hawkins L,0-1 BS,1-1 1 3 4 4 2 2 Chicago R.Wells 6 1-3 10 4 4 1 7 Berg 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 J.Russell 1-3 0 0 0 0 0

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DP—Pittsburgh 1, San Francisco 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 3. 2B—Cedeno (2), A.Huff (1), Whiteside (1). HR—Rowand (1), A.Huff (1), Whiteside (1). S—J.Sanchez. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Morton L,0-2 6 8 6 6 0 3 Taschner 1 2 0 0 0 2 Hanrahan 1 0 0 0 0 1 San Francisco J.Sanchez W,1-0 8 3 0 0 3 11 Br.Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 2 Umpires—Home, Fieldin Culbreth; First, Marty Foster; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Ed Hickox. T—2:08. A—29,028 (41,915).

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington vs. Montreal Thursday, April 15: Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17: Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Monday, April 19: Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 23: Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 26: Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 28: Montreal at Washington, TBD New Jersey vs. Philadelphia Wednesday, April 14: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 20: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Thursday, April 22: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 25: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Tuesday, April 27: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Boston Thursday, April 15: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17: Boston at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Monday, April 19: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Friday, April 23: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 26: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 28: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa Wednesday, April 14: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Friday, April 16: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 22: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 24: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 27: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Jose vs. Colorado Wednesday, April 14: Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 16: Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18: San Jose at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20: San Jose at Colorado, 10 p.m. x-Thursday, April 22: Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 24: San Jose at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 26: Colorado at San Jose, TBD Chicago vs. Nashville Friday, April 16: Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18: Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20: Chicago at Nashville, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 22: Chicago at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 24: Nashville at Chicago, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 26: Chicago at Nashville, TBD x-Wednesday, April 28: Nashville at Chicago, TBD Vancouver vs. Los Angeles Thursday, April 15: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 17: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Monday, April 19: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. x-Friday, April 23: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 25: Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD x-Tuesday, April 27: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD Phoenix vs. Detroit Wednesday, April 14: Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Friday, April 16: Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 18: Phoenix at Detroit, 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20: Phoenix at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 23: Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 25: Phoenix at Detroit, 2 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 27: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD

AUTO RACING 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings By The Associated Press Feb. 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American, Las Vegas (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Jimmie Johnson) March 28 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. (Ryan Newman) April 18 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath

Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By CocaCola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Pepsi Max 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race ——— 2010 Driver Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, 1,073 2. Matt Kenseth, 1,037 3. Greg Biffle, 981 4. Kevin Harvick, 961 5. Jeff Gordon, 948 6. Clint Bowyer, 885 7. Jeff Burton, 873 (tie) Carl Edwards, 873 9. Tony Stewart, 869 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 866 11. Joey Logano, 862 12. Kyle Busch, 855 13. Mark Martin, 844 14. Kurt Busch, 834 15. Paul Menard, 811 16. Ryan Newman, 802 17. Brian Vickers, 786 18. Denny Hamlin, 783 19. Martin Truex Jr., 780 20. Jamie McMurray, 745

GOLF PGA Tour Statistics

By The Associated Press Through April 11 Scoring Average 1, Anthony Kim, 69.19. 2, K.J. Choi, 69.25. 3, Ernie Els, 69.44. 4, D.J. Trahan , 69.72. 5, J.B. Holmes, 69.77. 6, Charles Howell III, 69.86. 7, Justin Rose, 69.93. 8, Phil Mickelson, 69.95. 9, Bubba Watson, 69.97. 10, Jason Bohn, 70.00. Driving Distance 1, Bubba Watson, 301.6. 2, Angel Cabrera, 301.2. 3, Dustin Johnson, 300.5. 4, Graham DeLaet, 299.8. 5, Phil Mickelson, 299.1. 6, Chris Baryla, 297.1. 7, J.B. Holmes, 295.8. 8, Jason Day, 295.5. 9, Camilo Villegas, 295.3. 10, Andres Romero, 294.9. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Brian Gay, 75.82%. 2, Heath Slocum, 75.75%. 3, Jay Williamson, 75.60%. 4, Chris DiMarco, 74.73%. 5, Omar Uresti, 74.59%. 6, Tim Clark, 73.70%. 7, Paul Goydos, 73.40%. 8, Justin Leonard, 72.42%. 9, Jim Furyk, 71.95%. 10, Billy Mayfair, 71.63%. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Kevin Stadler, 75.13%. 2, Kevin Sutherland, 73.52%. 3, D.J. Trahan, 72.94%. 4, Troy Matteson, 72.78%. 5 (tie), Billy Mayfair, Henrik Bjornstad and Spencer Levin, 72.22%. 8, K.J. Choi, 72.02%. 9, Stephen Ames, 72.00%. 10, Graham DeLaet, 71.97%. Total Driving 1, Bo Van Pelt, 67. 2, Ryan Moore, 71. 3, Adam Scott, 72. 4, Kenny Perry, 85. 5 , Blake Adams, 87. 6, Hunter Mahan, 88. 7, Fred Couples, 93. 8 (tie), Y.E. Yang and Charl Schwartzel, 95. 10, Davis Love III, 97. Putting Average 1, J.P. Hayes, 1.696. 2, Tim Clark, 1.701. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 1.706. 4, Ryuji Imada, 1.715. 5, Joe Ogilvie, 1.716. 6, George McNeill, 1.718. 7, Tom Gillis, 1.724. 8, Geoff Ogilvy, 1.730. 9, Brian Gay, 1.731. 10, Kevin Na, 1.732. Birdie Average 1, Kevin Streelman, 4.29. 2, Kevin Stadler, 4.28. 3, D.J. Trahan, 4.23. 4, Anthony Kim, 4.21. 5 (tie), Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, 4.19. 7, Matt Kuchar, 4.15. 8, Nick Watney, 4.12. 9 (tie), Tim Clark and Matt Every, 4.10. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Paul Casey, 50.4. 2, Dustin Johnson, 57.6. 3, Harrison Frazar, 66.0. 4, John Daly, 68.4. 5, Sean O’Hair, 74.6. 6, Matt Bettencourt, 79.7. 7, Lucas Glover, 84.0. 8, Kevin Stadler, 87.0. 9 (tie), Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton, 93.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, Luke Donald, 84.09%. 2, Jeff Klauk, 71.79%. 3, Fred Couples, 69.23%. 4, Chris Riley, 67.86%. 5, Mark Wilson, 66.67%. 6, Rory Sabbatini, 65.91%. 7, Mike Weir, 65.52%. 8, Chris Tidland, 63.83%. 9, Michael Connell, 62.96%. 10, Ricky Barnes, 62.82%. All-Around Ranking 1, Robert Allenby, 235. 2, Matt Kuchar, 249. 3, Fred Couples, 253. 4, Chris Couch, 337. 5, K.J. Choi, 348. 6, D.J. Trahan, 365. 7 (tie), Steve Elkington and Anthony Kim, 372. 9, Tom Gillis, 379. 10, 2 tied with 382. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Ernie Els (9), $3,143,141. 2, Anthony Kim (7), $2,342,557. 3, Steve Stricker (8), $2,033,714. 4, Camilo Villegas (6), $1,896,000. 5, Phil Mickelson (8), $1,842,719. 6, Dustin Johnson (10), $1,827,934. 7, Ian Poulter (5), $1,700,025. 8, Matt Kuchar (10), $1,643,213. 9, Hunter Mahan (9), $1,516,593. 10, Paul Casey (5), $1,470,700.

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

By The Associated Press BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Named Dr. Gary Green medical director. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed LHP Mike Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. BOSTON RED SOX—Claimed RHP Santo Luis off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and optioned him to Portland (EL). Transferred INF Jed Lowrie to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Optioned RHP Bobby Casseveh to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred OF Chris Pettit to the 60-day DL. Activated OF Reggie Willits from the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Salt Lake. Placed LHP Brian Fuentes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 6. MINNESOTA TWINS—Selected the contract of LHP Ron Mahay from Fort Myers (FSL). Optioned RHP Alex Burnett to Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed INF Shawn Bowman off waivers from the N.Y. Mets and optioned him to Las Vegas (PCL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 12. Recalled RHP Jeff Gray from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS—Released INF Aaron Miles. Assigned OF Wladimir Balentien outright to Louisville (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed C Jason LaRue on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Bryan Anderson from Memphis (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—TE Casey FitzSimmons announced his retirement. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Re-signed CB David Jones. DENVER BRONCOS—Traded WR Brandon Marshall to Miami and 2010 and 2011 second-round draft picks. NEW YORK JETS—Signed CB Drew Coleman to a one-year contract.


The Sanford Herald / Thursday, April 15, 2010 / 5B

Speed not translating to wins for Burton


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Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not at Harbour Town this week? A lot of players, including Phil Mickelson, who acknowledges the patron walking to the 6th green during the final round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Sunday,

Cink, others happy to leave behind Masters pressure

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stewart Cink welcomes the calm sea breezes and easy island atmosphere of the Verizon Heritage, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;anti-Augusta.â&#x20AC;? Gone for Cink are the glasstop greens, cagey fades and daunting carries of the Masters. Gone, too, at Harbour Town Golf Links is much of the hoopla over Tiger Woods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like the anti-Augusta,â&#x20AC;? Cink said. One look at the field shows that. Woods and Masters champion Phil Mickelson took the week off. Second and third place finishers Lee Westwood and Anthony Kim are also on break. In fact, just six of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 23 at Augusta National â&#x20AC;&#x201D; K.J. Choi, Ricky Barnes, Jerry Kelly, Trevor Immelman, Heath Slocum and Scott Verplank â&#x20AC;&#x201D; plan to tee it up Thursday at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cink, who won the Verizon Heritage in 2000 and 2004, acknowledged Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return after five, scandal-plagued months was topic No. 1 for Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; competitors. Cink

figured anxious crowds pressing to watch Woods might lead to distractions on the course. Instead, Cink said the tournament was about what it always is: Augustaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficulty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was expecting a raucous environment because everyone was going to be shuffling around,â&#x20AC;? he said. But â&#x20AC;&#x153;it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel any different to me. The crowds were very respectful and it seemed like the Masters as usual.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always a good thing for Cink, who missed the cut at Augusta for the second straight year. The reigning British Open champ has had just two top 10 finishes in 13 appearances at the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major. Cink thinks thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he excels at Harbour Town. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earned more than $1.8 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; third all-time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; since he took his Verizon Heritage debut 10 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you gear up and play a major like Augusta or any of the big tournaments, it makes it a bit more relaxing and easier the next week because your game is already pre-

pared,â&#x20AC;? he said. Matt Kucharâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so certain. Locked into the marquee group with Woods the Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first two rounds, Kuchar felt drained by Augustaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. The fatigue continued on Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pro-am when the smiling Kuchar said his main goal was an afternoon nap. Playing with Woods â&#x20AC;&#x153;was not as crazy as I thought,â&#x20AC;? Kuchar said. The biggest drawback, Kuchar said, was family members in town for his first Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appearance in eight years were caught in Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gallery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was cool to be a part of. Maybe there were some extra highs,â&#x20AC;? Kuchar said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After some extra highs come a few lows probably.â&#x20AC;? Defending Verizon Heritage winner Brian Gay was also pleased to have Augusta National behind him. Gay struggled at his first Masters, shooting 74-77 to miss the cut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot to learn there, a lot of experience and course knowledge, guys playing there year after year,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;So that was a challenge.â&#x20AC;? Gay has few such concerns about Harbour Town where he put on a dominating performance in 2009, winning by 10 strokes over Briny Baird and Luke Donald in what was the tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest margin of victory on tour in three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys say stuff to me, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;How did you do that? Won by ten, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool to hear that stuff.â&#x20AC;? About the only thing missing from last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; circus was the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clown prince, Boo Weekley. After playing at Augusta National the previous two years as Harbour Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s champion, Weekley didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t qualify for the major after dealing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder midway through last season. Weekley hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished better than 24th in nine events this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your game is off or not, you still want to be there,â&#x20AC;? Weekley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It only takes one swing or one putt, and all of a sudden, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Click,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; like a light bulb.â&#x20AC;?

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Burton had been running some of the fastest laps at Phoenix before he was penalized for an improper pit stop. At Martinsville, he was in a two-car battle with Denny Hamlin up front at when he lost a tire with eight laps left. Then there was an unlucky break created by an untimely caution when he was leading late at California. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have enough speed to be winning races,â&#x20AC;? Burton said. Except he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Burton hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found his way to Victory Lane even though he has already led nearly twice as many laps (189) in seven races this year as he did all of last season, is one of four drivers to complete every lap and has an average running position of 12.9 that is bettered only by Jimmie Johnson and three others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel good about where we are. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m disappointed that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made the mistakes that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made,â&#x20AC;? Burton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the thing that we have is speed. When you have speed, all the little mistakes are exposed.â&#x20AC;? Burton is still looking for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in his 17th season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to challenge for a championship,â&#x20AC;? the 42-year-old driver said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have the speed to contend for the championship, I think we have the team, and I think we have the fundamental basics to contend and win a championship.â&#x20AC;? Burton finished last season with four consecutive top-10 finishes after Todd Berrier, a veteran in the Richard Childress Racing organization, took over as his crew chief. Despite that quick success, Burton said they are still learning each other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And some of those growing pains are showing,â&#x20AC;? he said. Burton was penalized a lap and knocked out of contention midway through last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race at Phoenix International Raceway after his crew worked on the No. 31 Chevrolet when it was partially outside the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pit stall. He got back on

Hamlin expects to go distance at Texas CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Denny Hamlin said Wednesday his knee is feeling better and he expects to run the full race this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin had surgery March 31 to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. He tore his ACL playing basketball during the offseason, and had surgery two days after his win at Martinsville to prevent further damage. Although he had Casey Mears on standby last weekend at Phoenix, where Hamlin raced 10 days after the surgery, Hamlin didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get out of his car even after dropping two laps off the lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely thought about it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I never want to give up on anything and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to give up on the team on Saturday night. They worked hard to get that car ready for me, they were patient with me and I owe to it to them to give it my best effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as true when you are running up front as it is when you are struggling. It was actually an easy decision from the seat.â&#x20AC;?

the lead lap, but still had his worst finish of the season at 25th. Maybe Burton can have a Texas turnaround. He has won twice at the 1 1/2-mile highbanked Texas track â&#x20AC;&#x201D; having speed is a good thing at one of the fastest Cup circuits. The first of Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21 career Cup victories came in the trackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural event in 1997. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember winning there. I lost my wedding ring in Victory Lane. We found it,â&#x20AC;? Burton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though it was my first win, I can honestly tell you that by Tuesday I was kind of over it and ready to go onto the next thing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just my personality. Unfortunately, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take enough time to enjoy things sometimes.â&#x20AC;?

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6B / Thursday, April 15, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

Bulls try to downplay GM-coach spat

CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chicago Bulls were trying to downplay last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confrontation between coach Vinny Del Negro and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson on Wednesday night as the regular season concluded. In a statement released before their game at Charlotte that would determine if the Bulls made the playoffs, general manager Gar Forman confirmed there was an â&#x20AC;&#x153;internal disagree-

mentâ&#x20AC;? that was the result of each â&#x20AC;&#x153;expressing their passionâ&#x20AC;? about the wellbeing of players and the desire to win. Yahoo! Sports reported Paxson grabbed Del Negroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tie and shoved him before being restrained by assistant coaches on in a dispute over forward Joakim Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing time after a game against Phoenix on March 30. Noah, who was recovering from a foot injury, was having his minutes

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going.â&#x20AC;? A big fourth inning catapaulted the Cavaliers (8-5-1, 2-3) to their eighth victory of the season. Southern Lee, which had a 3-0 lead at the beginning of the inning, scored nine runs in the fourth. The scoring fest got started when Nick Mauldin hit an RBI double. Jared Kehagias made it 6-0 with a two-run triple toward the left field wall. Later, Ashton Gaines made it 11-0 with

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many possibilities, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fair to anyone to speculate yet,â&#x20AC;? Hendrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have A, B, C and D yet. If we laid out 10 options, there will be some more, so we just have to wait and see.â&#x20AC;? Hendrick has signed Kahne to succeed Mark Martin in the No. 5 Chevrolet. Martin has another year left on his contract, and Hendrick said the 51-year-old Martin does not want to run a full-schedule beyond that. HMS also has Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, both four-time champions, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. locked into long-term contracts. That leaves Kahne without anything lined up next season, although Hendrick said it is his

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lik believes the Demon Deacons can ascend even higher despite the increased scrutiny heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to face when his and Gaudioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stats are compared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to dig deeper than the numbers,â&#x20AC;? Wellman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You

monitored. The report said Paxson was upset that Noah played too much in the game, which had become a long-running dispute with his coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event occurred in Coach Del Negroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, not in the locker room and not in front of the players, as some wrongly have reported,â&#x20AC;? Forman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This disagreement, while not communicated well by either party in the heat of the moment and in the immediate aftermath of

a tough loss, was a result of conflicting views, but all based on the fine balance required to ensure both the immediate and long-term success of the team and the health of its players.â&#x20AC;? reported on Wednesday, citing an unidentified source, that it was Del Negro that initiated the physical contact in the incident. Del Negro vehemently denied that in his pregame media availability before the Bob-

cats game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaccurate. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 percent false,â&#x20AC;? Del Negro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this thing is funny because you have guys that care, guys that are competitive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate that it had to come out, but the most important thing is to focus on the game tonight, the players and the effort that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting in and all those things will take of themselves at the end of the season. Hopefully, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not for a while.â&#x20AC;?

a three-RBI triple. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What makes this team so special is that a different guy is capable of stepping up for us every single night,â&#x20AC;? said Burnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great demeanor from the very beginning of the game and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to finally get it all to come together. We really hit the ball well and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of every one of those guys from top to bottom.â&#x20AC;? Justin Cox led the Cavaliers at the plate by going 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the third inning. Mauldin was also 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Gaines was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Andrew McNeill was 2-for-2 with a double and a single and Kehagias was 1-for-3. Derek Gaster was 1-for-1 with a single. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lineup that really knows how to hit the ball,â&#x20AC;? said Burnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our coaching staff has done a great job getting them to understand the importance of having a patient approach at the plate. The team did a good job of putting the ball in play.â&#x20AC;? On the mound, McNeill paced the Cavaliers with a complete game shutout. He allowed six

hits while striking out six. Next up for the Cavaliers is Westover on Friday night at Tramway Athletic Park. Southern Lee will be looking to climb back to .500 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference standings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got momentum right now,â&#x20AC;? said Burnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to keep it going into Friday night. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking things one game at a time. Right now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 1-0. On Friday night, we want to be 1-0 again. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very unselfish and we pride ourselves on that. We just want to keep the train moving.â&#x20AC;?

responsibility to find Kahne a ride for 2011. The only thing certain is that Kahne will be with a Chevrolet team, and the most obvious option is Stewart-Haas Racing, which has a Hendrick alliance. But Hendrick wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to officially rule out Kahne being in the No. 5 next season should Martin step aside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would have to be Mark Martin saying he does not want to do what he told me he wants to do,â&#x20AC;? Hendrick said. Still, Hendrick said in a statement that Martin will stay in his car next season, fulfilling the two-year contract extension he announced last September. Kahne began this season as the top driver in a contract year, and said he talked to almost every team in the garage. He had decided before the season-opening Daytona 500 to leave Richard

Petty Motorsports at the end of this season, and made an early commitment to join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2011. But that agreement was contingent on sponsorship, and when a deal didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t materialize by an April 1 deadline, talks with Hendrick picked up steam. The deal was completed quickly, and word spread before either side was able to work out every detail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If this opportunity was going to happen, I knew having some unanswered questions would be part of the scenario at this stage,â&#x20AC;? Kahne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hendrick Motorsports has a commitment to Mark Martin that they want to fulfill, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of what attracts me to the team.â&#x20AC;? Hendrick said Johnson, Gordon and Earnhardt all encouraged him to sign Kahne, and Martin had spoken to Kahne about coming to

HMS as early as last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Kasey, we saw an opportunity to cement a big piece of our future,â&#x20AC;? Hendrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He possesses incredible talent and a tremendous dedication to his craft, and we know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a great fit within our company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kasey has earned the respect of his future teammates by the way heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handled himself on and off the racetrack, and we know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a contributor to the success of Hendrick Motorsports for many years to come. To have someone of his caliber join our team is an unbelievable opportunity for us.â&#x20AC;? Hendrick is considered the top organization in NASCAR, winning the last four championships with Johnson. Last season, Johnson, Martin and Gordon led a 1-2-3 sweep of the final Sprint Cup Series standings.

look at where Colorado was three years ago ... He really had to start over. Their situation was very challenging, so you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a three-year snippet and compare it to other programs, whether it be in his conference or another conference or us. That would be totally unfair, and obviously, we dug a lot deeper than that to look at the program

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ranking in school history, and 2 1/2 weeks after a 30-point loss to Kentucky in the second round of the East Regional left him with a record of 1-5 in postseason tournaments at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bottom line: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read papers, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even read (the) Internet, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look at any â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I have no idea,â&#x20AC;? Bzdelik said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I care about

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Calipari makes another splash LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Calipariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rebuilding project at Kentucky is well under way. The Wildcats signed center Enes Kanter and received a commitment from guard Brandon Knight on Wednesday, two players Calipari hopes can step in and fill some of the holes left by the defection of five players to the NBA. Knight, a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-American and a twotime Gatorade National Player of the Year, donned a blue Kentucky hat after making his nationally televised announcement at Pine Crest High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just chose Kentucky because I felt it was a place that had great players, a great environment and a place where I can elevate my game,â&#x20AC;? Knight said on ESPNU. Knight chose Kentucky over Syracuse, Connecticut, Kansas and Florida. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Knight was ranked the No. 1 prospect in the country by Rivals. com. He averaged 32 points a game last year at Pine Crest and ended his high school career as the second-leading scorer in Florida history. Knight will have some big shoes to fill at Kentucky, which loses three players to graduation and could have five underclassmen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; guards John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, forward Patrick Patterson and centers DeMarcus Cousins and Daniel Orton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; leave early to head to the NBA.

lenge,â&#x20AC;? Bzdelik said. Wellman declined to disclose the new coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salary or the length of his contract, but said Bzdelik would be responsible for handling the $500,000 buyout clause in his contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not pay buyouts, no,â&#x20AC;? Wellman said. As he promised a week ago, Wellman said there was a lengthy review of coaches but Bzdelik â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the only publicly known candidate for the job â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;was certainly a strong consideration from the beginning.â&#x20AC;?

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Happy Birthday: Be prepared to take a chance when it comes to your personal situation this year. If you act fast and in private, you will gain the most with the least amount of stress. Money issues may make you vulnerable. Don’t leave anything to chance if you want your life to run smoothly. Prepare to fight for what you want. Your numbers are 6, 18, 21, 25, 27, 30, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): The future prospects look very good as long as you stick to facts and offer what you know you can supply. A challenging activity will ease your stress and help you make an important decision. TAURUS (April 20-May 20)): Criticism will lead to bad feelings and emotional distancing, so praise others for a job well done. Listen to the suggestions offered. Minor mishaps or feeling a little under the weather will be due to stress. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take on a little extra if you notice someone is not feeling up to par. Your help will be reciprocated. A secret you trusted with someone in the past is not safe. Reveal the information before someone else does. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can talk all you want and you will command attention but it’s what you do that will count. You have options to make some very crucial changes in your life both personally and professionally. Take advantage of what’s offered. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be too surprised if you have to do things on your own. Waiting around for others to catch up will be a waste of time. You may have to let go of some of the people in your life who are holding you back. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Present, promote and share everything you want to pursue and you will


get good feedback and excellent help. Romance is in the stars, so get out in social settings. Travel, attending functions and networking will all pay off. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Concentrate on what needs to be done at home and with your personal papers in order to make things easier and less stressful. Getting behind financially or neglecting a pending problem will add to your worries. Talk to someone who can offer you sound advice. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Relationships will be a key to your success. A change in the way you approach life, love and the people around you will make a huge difference when an important life decision arises. Be ready to make a move. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Added responsibilities can be expected. Don’t try to pass what’s being asked of you to someone else. Uncertainty regarding your personal and professional future will have you questioning what to do next. Move quickly before you face opposition. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Making improvements around home will lift your spirits. Alterations to the way you’ve been living or the people in your life can be expected and should be welcomed. You are in dire need of a change. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There will be a fine line between being offended and offending others. A dispute can be avoided if you proceed with caution and do your best to be pleasant and noncommittal. Don’t meddle in other people’s affairs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Traveling back in time mentally will help you remember some of the people who have meant something special to you in the past. An unusual relationship will transpire if you are open about your feelings.

DEAR STUCK: Discuss this with your husband and his siblings. It’s possible that the other children haven’t extended an invitation to the parents to stay with them. And if you view it from another perspective, it’s unfair to the others that the parents slight them by staying with you when they’re in town. o DEAR ABBY: I am not gay or bisexual, but I’m in love with my boss, who is a female like me. She’s 27 and I am 17. She is married and doesn’t know how I feel about her. I looked up her address on the Internet and got directions to her house. I drive by every day -- don’t ask me why. I told her I have a

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friend who lives on the same street that she does, and that I saw her car in the driveway. About a month ago, she caught me driving by as she was pulling out of her driveway. Two days ago, she called my mother — they have been friends for years — and asked, “What’s wrong with ‘Janie’? She pulled my address up from a computer. I saw her driving past my house.” That’s all my mom told me, but how in the heck did she find out? I still have the printout in my bedroom, and it’s still in the same position it was, so I don’t think my mom saw it and told her about it. Only three of my closest friends know, and I don’t think they repeated anything because they have no reason to — and they don’t know my boss. What’s going on here? Am I going crazy? — FOUND OUT IN FLORIDA DEAR FOUND OUT: What’s “going on” is you have become obsessed with your boss, and your trips past her house could be

DEAR ABBY: “College Co-Ed in Williamsburg, Va.” (Feb. 10) was concerned about her mother opening and reading her bills and statements. There’s another option you didn’t address. If it is too much bother to rent a post office box near her college and have the mail forwarded to her parents’ home during semester breaks, a simpler and easier option is “paperless” bank statements. Most banks and companies let you choose to receive your statements electronically. “Co-Ed” can go online to the various entities from whom she receives regular bills and select the “paperless billing” or “paperless statement” option under her account settings. When new bills/ statements are available, she’ll get an e-mail from each company informing her she can log in to her account to review her statements and bills. This way, her mother can’t see her bills and bank statements, and she’ll have the satisfaction of knowing she is doing her bit for the environment. — SAVVY ONLINE CONSUMER IN SAN ANTONIO DEAR SAVVY: You know what? You’re absolutely right. And so are the hundreds of other readers who wrote to say the same thing. Thank you.

ODDS AND ENDS Dead man wins mayor’s race in small Tennessee town TRACY CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A dead man has been elected mayor of Tracy City, Tenn. Carl Robin Geary died suddenly a few weeks ago. But he received 268 votes anyway in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election, beating out incumbent Barbara Brock with 85 votes in the two-candidate race. An election administrator, Donna Basham, said Wednesday she wouldn’t speculate on why Geary won posthumously but noted his death had been widely reported at the time in this corner of southeastern Tennessee. She says the city council will now have to appoint a mayor to the fouryear term. Brock had been appointed mayor 16 months ago when the previous mayor died. She says she thought she had done a good job but added voters wanted a return to the past.

Police: S.C. motel guest uses snake to hit man ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say an argument between two motel guests ended when one of the men was hit in the head with a snake. Rock Hill police say the victim told officers that he argued Tuesday night with 29-year-old Tony Smith over loud


MY ANSWER music coming from Smith’s room. The dispute appeared to be over, but the man told police Smith walked up to him several hours later with a 4-foot python and hit him in the face with the snake’s head. Smith surrendered the snake to family members before police handcuffed him and took him to jail. Smith was charged with assault and battery. He remains in the Rock Hill jail on a nearly $1,100 bond and jail officials did not know if he had an attorney.

Police: N.J. suspect tried to gnaw off fingertips MIDDELTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities said a man who escaped from the back of a police car in New Jersey tried to gnaw off his fingerprints. Police captured Keith Simmonds Jr. in Middletown on Monday. Authorities said the 21year-old’s fingertips were bloodied. Atlantic Highlands police arrested Simmonds and a passenger in his vehicle on drug charges after officers stopped them and said they found marijuana on Sunday night. Police said Simmonds managed to move his handcuffed arms to the front of his body, kick out the side window of the patrol car and escape while officers used a drug-detection dog to search his car. Simmonds was being held in the Monmouth County jail on $135,000 bail. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.

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Don’t be misled by God myths Q: I have a friend who believes that aliens built the pyramids and things like that, and also brought religion into the world. Is there any evidence for this in the Bible? I admit my friend is different and I’m not sure he’ll believe what you say, but I’d still be interested in your input because I’d never heard this before. -- L.C. A: From time to time, ideas like this seem to attract attention; I recall that a book along these lines even became a best seller some years ago. But, no, the Bible doesn’t support such an idea, nor is there any evidence for it in the Bible. Instead, the Bible clearly tells us that we aren’t dependent on some supposed outside source for our knowledge about God -- because God has revealed Himself to us, directly and openly. How did He do this? He did it first of all by implanting something of Himself within us -- what we call our soul or spirit. Although sin has obscured this, down inside we still know God is real, and that we owe Him our lives. God also has revealed Himself to us in the world around us; as the Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). But God has shown Himself to us most of all in Jesus Christ. Christ wasn’t just a great teacher or profound religious leader; He was God in human flesh!

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Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Vaughn L. Royer and Jennifer L. Royer to Attorney's Title / United General Title, Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of April, 2007, and recorded in Book 1079, Page 34, in Lee County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on April 29, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Lee, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the eastern margin of U.S. Highway No. 1, R.M. Thomas' corner; said beginning point also being 191 feet southward from the C.C. Cooper line, and running thence as the eastern line of U.S. Highway No. 1, S. 34 deg. 05' W. 273.40 feet to the corner of Lot No. 2 on the map hereinafter referred to; thence as the northern line of Lot No. 2 S. 55 deg. 55' East 262.3 feet to a 1/2 inch iron stake in the line of Lot No. 8 on the map hereinafter referred to; thence N. 15 deg. 30 minutes East 342.9 feet to a stake in the R.M. Thomas line; thence N. 74 deg. 30' West 162.3 feet to the point of beginning, being all of Lot No. 1 and a portion of Lot No. 9 according to the Map of Robert Mitchell Subdivision, made January 2, 1957, by Hal T. Siler, RLS, and being the same property conveyed by Mildred Elizabeth Mitchell to Dewitt Baker and wife, Jo Ann T. Baker and recorded in Book 238, Page 587, Lee County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said

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001 Legals property being located at 2788 Deep River Road, Sanford, North Carolina. Save and Except Tract 1 containing .321 acres as shown on plat recorded in Plat 2006, Slide 223, BY: Lee County Registry.


Subject to 15' of 30' acAttorney at cess/utility easement Law as shown on plat reThe Law corded in Plat 2006, Firm of Hutchens, Slide 223, Lee County Senter & Britton, P.A. Registry. Attorneys for Substitute TrustTrustee may, in the ee Services, Inc. Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale P.O. Box 1028 for up to one hour as 4317 Ramsey Street provided in NCGS Fayetteville, North §45-21.23. Carolina 28311 Should the http://sales.hsbfirm.c property be purom chased by a third parCase No: 1026925 ty, that person must pay the tax of Forty100 Five Cents ($0.45) per Announcements One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by 110 NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). Special Notices The property to be offered purJunk Car Removal suant to this notice of Service sale is being offered Guaranteed top price paid for sale, transfer and $225 and up. Buying Batconveyance â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, teries as well. 499-3743 WHERE IS.â&#x20AC;? Neither the Trustee nor the WILL MOVE OLD JUNK holder of the note seCARS! BEST PRICES cured by the deed of PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. trust/security agreement, or both, being McLeodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. foreclosed, nor the ofNight 776-9274. ficers, directors, attorneys, employees, 130 agents or authorized representative of eiLost ther the Trustee or Lost Male Kitty the holder of the note make any representa- Tabby, Gray & White w/ tion or warranty re- Long Hair & Big White Tip On Tail. Call: 776-1951 lating to the title or For Any Information any physical, environmental, health or Lost: BLACK & WHITE safety conditions exCHIHUAHUA isting in, on, at or re- Lee County Line Road Area 919-258-6181 lating to the property being offered for sale, 190 and any and all responsibilities or liaYard Sales bilities arising out of or in any way relat- 3 Family Moving Sale-16 ing to any such condi- years of living. 308 Summit tion expressly are dis- Dr. 7-12. Furniture, comclaimed. 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people who have a desire for earning money. All you have to do is deliver newspapers Tuesday through Sunday mornings before 6am for THE SANFORD HERALD. You will need economical transportation and be over 21. If you fit this profile and think you can deliver, please come by THE SANFORD HERALD at 208 St. Clair Court, and fill out an application. Automotive/Diesel Technician Immediate Opening Full-Time position Ford experience preferred and/or 2 year college degree Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays. Apply in person to: Bernard March Phillips Ford 5292 Hwy. 15/501 Carthage, NC 28327 GENERAL OFFICE CLERICAL

420 Help Wanted General *** NOTICE*** NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

Motor Route Carrier *Lillington* *Carthage* Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for people with some special qualifications. We need


people who have a desire for earning money. All you have to do is deliver newspapers Tuesday through Sunday mornings before 6am for THE SANFORD HERALD. You will need economical transportation and be over 21. If you fit this profile and think you can deliver, please come by THE SANFORD HERALD at 208 St. Clair Court, and fill out an application. Local company has an opening for Inside Sales. Excellent phone skills required. Knowledge of GoldMine or other CRM software preferred but not necessary. Sales experience is a plus! Please forward resume to: Attn: Brenda / Balloons Inc 5100 Rex McLeod Drive Sanford, NC 27330 or fax (919) 718-7792. No phone calls please.

600 Merchandise

675 Pets/Animals

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes

3 Week old AKC Regis601 tered Rotteweiler Puppies CNC Mill Operator For Rent 3BR/2BA Mobile Bargain Bin/ for sale $500 great bloodSoutheastern Tool & Die, Home On Private Lot line have been wormed $250 or Less Inc. is looking for a CNC $500/month and their 1st shoots taking Mill Operator. Call: 919-775-4963 *â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ads are free for dep of $150 call Thomas We are continuing to grow five consecutive days. Items must Rotteweilers 770-2759 and looking for new talent total $250 or less, and the price 760 must be included in the ad. to join our team. Vacation Rentals Multiple items at a single price Chihuahua Puppies For Prime skills needed: Must (i.e., jars $1 each), and Sale be18 years or older; high â&#x20AC;˘2BR Condo â&#x20AC;˘ 4BR Home animals/pets do not qualify. Female school diploma One free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bargain Binâ&#x20AC;? ad per Both on N. Myrtle Beach Call: 919-499-1134 or GED; three years household per month. Call Kim 919-454-4766 or experience in the set up 919-774-9585 680 and operation of CNC 2 Tickets For Sale- $85 Mill machines; basic math Farm Produce 765 Bamboozle Road Show skills; know how to read May 22 in Charlotte Commercial Spivey Farms 499-0807 blueprints, Bands Include: Good CharRentals Strawberries Are Ready micro-meter, calipers and lotte and Boys Like Girls â&#x20AC;˘Tomatoes â&#x20AC;˘ Asparagus dial indicator and produce Call: 919-356-8553 2 Commercial Building â&#x20AC;˘ Hoop Cheese precise hand work; write â&#x20AC;˘1227 N. Horner 650 SqFt Mon-Sat: 8-6 â&#x20AC;˘ Sun 1-6 small programs. Applicant 20 Inch GE Color TV â&#x20AC;˘1229 N. Horner 2,800 must be self-starter and Sylvania VCR with Sq Ft Call Reid at 685 with a positive attitude; Remotes Both Work Great good communicator and Building Materials 775-2282 or 770-2445 $55 774-4378 dependable, 800 Antique Oak and Pine and be team oriented. 4 Man paddle boat. Built in Real Estate Flooring. Wide Boards. Southeastern Tool & Die ofcooler. Convertible top. $7 - $10 a Sq. Ft. fers an excellent salary and Like new. $250 775-3140 919-542-4812 810 full range of benefits, including insurance, 401K, Cannon G3 Powershot DigLand 695 and profit sharing. ital Camera. Excellent ConWanted to Buy Save up to $10,000 on Interested candidates, dition. All Accessories & Homesites Copper Ridge, please send resume and Charger. Takes Pics/Movie Looking to purchase Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge, cover letter to: Clips, Fold Out LCD small timber tracts. Carolina Trace and Southeastern Screen. $125 Negotiable Fully insured. Call Carolina Seasons. Tool & Die, Inc.; Call: 774-1066 919-499-8704 Visit Attn: HR; and dial 919-770-4883 or 105 Taylor Street; 700 Cheerio Cabinet $75 770-2554 Aberdeen, NC 28315 or World Series Poker Table Rentals fax to 910-944-1235. with chips and box $100 820 Employer will Ford Mustang Leather Jack720 perform drug test. Homes et with numerous items For Rent - Houses $125 919-842-3419

SALES 1, 2, 3 BR Rentals Avail. Chest Type Freezer Building material wholesalAdock Rentals $100 Neg. er seeks Outside Sales Rep774-6046 Like New resentative, for established 776-7850 anytime Carolinas and Virginia account base. Must be ener1003 S. F ourth Street Coffee Table - 38 in. Movie Extras to stand in the getic self starter with great 2BR/1BA $525/mo Glass Top w/ Rounded backgrounds of a major people skills. 2 years colAdcock Rentals Edges & Metal Base film production. All looks lege, and sales experience. 774-6046 $40 Firm needed. Earn up to Salary, great benefits, comGood Condition! $150/day. Experience not pany car, and travel ex1013 Bragg Street Call: 776-9921 required. Call penses. Email resumes to: $585/mo 2BD/1BA 877-577-2952. Dell Computer For Sale: Full Adcock Rentals Set Up Or Tower Only. Call 774-6046 We offer for details: PAYROLL SUPERVISOR â&#x20AC;˘ BOLD print 774-1066 1BR/1BA, private lot, country setting, dep. & referenArden Companies, a â&#x20AC;˘ ENLARGED Kenmore Washer & Dryer ces reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 919-258-6713 leading manufacturer and PRINT $150 OBO distributor of outdoor patio Call: 919-353-2212 Large 2 story 3BR/1BA â&#x20AC;˘ Enlarged consumer products, has an duplex, DR, fam room, exciting opportunity for a Bold Print Kitchen Table & 4 Chairs deck, near downtown Payroll Supervisor for part/all of your ad! w/ Arm Rest- Light Beige, Sanford. $650/mo+Dep. located in our Sanford, Ask your Classified Sales Leather Padded On Cas718-6755 North Rep for rates. ters, A1 Condition. A BarCarolina, facility. gain at $225! Call 919Large Farm Home 455 776-7267 or Leave MesThe Payroll Supervisor will County Water, Trash Picksage. Help Wanted report to the Plant Accountup Service Avail., Sanford ing Manager and is responAddress & Phone Number, Trades Toddler Spiderman Bed sible for the timely and ac8 miles S. of Sanford. Brand New with Mattress curate delivery of payroll, Must Have References. Installation Mechanic $50 reporting and recordkeep- Needed. Apply at Joyner & $600/mo. 774-9711 919-498-4288 ing. In addition, the Payroll Dickens Heating and Air Supervisor will oversee the 2218 Lee Avenue THE SANFORD HERALD Toshiba TV/VHS/DVD Payroll Specialist and promakes every effort to follow 12x16 vide accounting and project HUD guidelines in rental Wanted: Qualified Brick w/ Remote management support to the Masons & Laborers to work advertisements placed by $70 OBO Finance team. our advertisers. We reserve in the Sanford an Call: 919-258-5838 the right to refuse or d surrounding areas. change ad copy as Apply in person at Whirlpool Dryer- $40. GE BASIC AREAS OF RESPONnecessary for Rollins Masonry Corp. 20 Cubic ft Chest/Freezer, SIBILITIES HUD compliances. 1601 Wayne St. Sanford Excellent Cond.- $50. 17â&#x20AC;? Supervise and prepare the Mon-Thurs 10am-12 Computer Monitor- $15. daily payroll. 730 Call: 356-4293 after 5pm Prepare and maintain pay470 For Rent roll records, logs and files Help Wanted 605 Apts/Condos in accordance with compaMedical/Dental ny policy and state and fedMiscellaneous Low Rents: 1 & 2 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eral laws and regulations. Equal Housing Opportunity Certified Dental HAVING A Ensure timely reporting and Woodbridge Apartments Assistant payment of the employerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YARD SALE? 919-774-6125 Our dental practice in Pineand employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; withholdThe DEADLINE for hurst, NC, is accepting ings to appropriate agenWelcome spring in your resumes for a temporary Ads is 2 P.M. cies. cozy. comfortable, warm part-time Certified Dental the day PRIOR Coordinate payroll deducand affordable home at Assistant II with possibility to publication. tions paper flow with the Westrridge of becoming a full-time PREPAYMENT IS Human Resources departApartments position. Must be energetic REQUIRED FOR ment and Ardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corpo2 BR Units and a self-starter. Your YARD SALE ADS. rate office. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! main focus would be THE SANFORD HERALD, Provide first point of contact Washer/dryer hook in patient care. Team collaboCLASSIFIED DEPT. for employees for time and each unit Section 8 ration and ability to work 718-1201 or attendance and payroll and welcomed Disability with many team members 718-1204 resolve open issues. accessible units Equal required. Must be certified Prepare and maintain reHouse Opportunity in x-ray techniques & have ports, queries, and conduct Pathway Drive Mega Motion 3 wheeled records of vaccinations. ad hoc audits in coordinaSanford, NC 27330 mobility scooter. Mail resumes to: tion with the Plant Account(919)775-5134 Brand new in box. $550. Office Manager, 15 ing Manager to ensure da919-895-0160 Aviemore Drive, ta integrity. Pinehurst, NC, 28374. 735 Document workflow procOld Shurrey (horse buggy) esses and work procedures. For Rent - Room Good Condition asking CNAs, Med Tech, and Evaluate and recommend $400 obo 775-3140 Room for rent in CT Avail. improvements to the payroll Transporter Needed. Exp In May 1st, Util. Inc. House geriatrics and training in system and procedures. 660 Priv. 1 Car Parking, Call dementia. Apply in person Sporting Goods/ John 919-818-2842 or Tuesday-Thursday SKILLS REQUIRED Health & Fitness Michele 770-9226 10am - 4pm O N L Y Knowledge of payroll and 1115 Carthage Street accounting practices and GOT STUFF? Room for Rent, for male or principles and related state CALL CLASSIFIED! 500 female, house privileges, and federal employment SANFORD HERALD utilities included, plus cable laws. Free Pets 774-3197 CLASSIFIED DEPT., Fluency in Excel required. Demonstrated interpersonal 718-1201 or 520 740 skills. 718-1204. Free Dogs Piece rate payroll processFor Rent - Mobile ing experience a plus. 665 4 year old Chocolate Lab & Homes Musical/Radio/TV 8 Year Old Yellow Lab. EDUCATIONAL, LICENS2BR 1BA Furnished MH Both Spayed. Free to Good ING OR CERTIFICATIONS CLASSIFIED SELLS! convenient to US 1 Home. 837-5772 REQUIRED â&#x20AC;&#x153;CALL TODAY, $500/mo lawn mainteAssociateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree or proSELL TOMORROWâ&#x20AC;? nance included no pets. 5 month old puppy. Basset fessional training a plus. Sanford Herald 775-7465 Lve. Mes. Hound Mix. Free to good 2+ yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supervisory-level Classified Dept., home. Good with kids. payroll processing experi718-1201 or 7182BR/1BA MH Inside/outside dog. ence. 1204 Western Harnett Area 258-6714 lve mes. Five years of payroll experi$385/mo $385/Dep 675 ence in a manufacturing enNo Pets! Free puppies to good vironment with primary rePets/Animals Call: 919-478-5069 home! Call: 919-499-9187 sponsibility for time and at*Pets/Animals Policy: tendance and payroll adWhite Boxer Named Mac 2BR/1BA Mobile Home. Three different (Pet) ads per ministration and process7 Years Old/Not Fixed Located off Hwy 421 household per year at the ing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, Free To Good Home! 10 Miles South of Sanford Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. billing will be at the Great Guard Dog $300/mo. plus $300 dep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. Call: 919-935-3435 919-639-9704. No Pets

Gray Flex Systems, Inc. located in Coats, NC, is seeking to fill a full-time general office/clerical position. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel Spreadsheet, Word) a must. Will have responsibilities in A/R, Order Entry, Billing, Customer Service, Collections, Price Quotes, working with sales group and special projects. Cross-training to cover other positions due to vacation, absenteeism, etc. Must be well organized and ability to work in fastpace environment. Position requires punctual person with solid attendance. Wk Hrs will be M-F approximately 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Benefits. Send resume to, Candidates must be eligible mail to: Gray Flex Systems, to work in the U.S. on a Inc., Attn: General Office, permanent basis. P.O. Box 1326, Coats, NC 27521, fax 910-897-2222 Arden Companies is an or apply in person at the equal opportunity employHR Office: Gray Flex Syser. tems, Inc., 232 N. Ida Street, Coats, NC. Additional Arden Companies corporate information is available online at

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420 Help Wanted General


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*Houses/Mobile Homes/Real Estate Policy: One (house) per household per year at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?.Consecutive different locations/addresses will be billed at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?.

MODELS OPEN Sat & Sun 1-5 Copper Ridge US#1 at Exit 76 Nottingham US#1 at Exit 69 B Sun 1-5 Woodbridge, Lee Ave. Dial 770-4883 or 770-2554


All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 (N.C. Human Relations Commission).

830 Mobile Homes 1998, 14x80, 3BR/2BA, Appliances, Already Set Up In BC Area. Just Renovated. Owner Will Consider Financing. 336-476-3027 CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

2:00 PM


pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

900 Miscellaneous 920 Auctions Harris Realty & Auction â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since 1989â&#x20AC;? One Call...We Sell It All!! Land, Houses, Equipment Business Liquidation, Estates, Antiques, Coins, Furniture, Consignments, etc. 545-4637 or 498-4077

Automotive Tech Wanted High volume franchise dealership seeks experienced Automotive Technician. GM experience preferred. SAE certified a plus.

Flow Buick gmc mazda 1945 Skibo Road Fayetteville NC 28314 contact

Larry Gattis

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DRAINAGE WORK Do you have wetness or standing water under your house; mold, mildew, odor problems? Written guarantee, Insured. Locally owned. We go anywhere

Pre Spring Cleanup Let us get your yard back into shape without hurting your wallet!!! We are a small lawn service. So respect and great work ethics is what we are about. s-OWING s(EDGE4RIMMING s3MALL4REE2EMOVAL s,EAF"LOWING s'UTTER#LEANING s9ARD4RASH2EMOVAL

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proudly serving Lee, Harnett, and Chatham Counties

Call anytime 1-800-523-2421 a local number Since 1968

(919) 777-8012




Larry Rice

Call 258-3594


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Hand arranged baskets for Easter and all other occasions Get your age appropriate baskets. Less Stuffing more Items for your cash


Larger and Loads Available Crush and Run also Available


Remove trees, Trim and top Trees, Lot clearing, stump grinding, backhoe work, hauling, bush hogging, plus we buy tracts of timber. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Free estimates and we are insured.

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5 tons of screened top soil delivered $100

Used Tractors 19 thru 40 HP 2 & 4 Wheel Drive Diesel 3-Point Hitch Front Loaders

Carpenter Saw & Mower 919-774-6820 919-352-2410

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Fully insured. No job to small. Free estimates


919-776-7358 Cell: 919-770-0796

HUBBY 4 HIRE Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get things done around the house?

Call Ross 910-703-1979


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â&#x20AC;˘ Full Tree Service â&#x20AC;˘ Stump Grinding â&#x20AC;˘ Chipping â&#x20AC;˘ Trim & Top Trees â&#x20AC;˘ Fully Insured

Sanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 Choice For All Your Tree Needs 919-776-4678  s  FREE ESTIMATE Owned & Operated By Phil Stone & Sons

Roof Maintenance Company Phone: 919-352-0816

if no answer please leave message


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)

Commercial Hot tar built up EPDM Rubber Torch down modified

Fuse down vinyl All type repairs



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Structure Demolition Landscaping, Ponds, Lot Clearing, Property Line/Fence Clearing

Affordable Rates Call Bent Tree Grading Fully Insured Free Estimates


Sloan Hill Small Engine Repairs

316 Sloan Lane, Sanford NC 27330 919-258-6361 OR 919-770-0029 Greg Trogdon, Owner s,AWN-OWERS s7EED%ATERS s'ENERATORS s"LOWERS s#HAIN3AWS PickUp & Delivery Available Reasonable Rates Call Me For Your Service Needs !!!

#ALLTODAYTOPLACEYOURAD&ORASLITTLEASADAY s  or your display advertising sales rep for more information. CROWN Lawn Services


Mow, Sow, Weed & Feed Serving Moore, Lee, Chatham, & Wake Counties

670 Deep River Road Sanford NC 27330

919-353-5782 919-290-4883



Finishing & Refinishing ,OOKINGTO0URCHASE


Wade Butner 776-3008

Starting at

Starting at

per sf.

per sf.





The beauty of stone or hardwood with the durability and easy care of laminate. Prices starting at $1.29 sf.




Hot new looks in durable vinyl flooring. Starting at $.079 sf.

Starting at

79¢ per sf.


Restore the beauty of your wood flooring with our professional refinishing services. Now offering â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dustlessâ&#x20AC;? Refinishing for a cleaner, healthier operation


Quality workmanship to ensure professional job.

US Hwy. #1 North Between Sounthern Pines and vass (Across from Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza)

0HONE  sWWWCARPETONECOM Serving the Sandhills Since 1925

*Financing on approved credit. 33% cash down payment and $1499 minimum purchase required. Financing provided by Citi Financial Retail Services. Finance Charges will not accrue on the purchase during the credit promotional period if the required minimum payment is made each billing cycle during the credit promotional period when due. The purchase price is divided by the number of months in the credit promotional period (36) to determine equal monthly payments to be made during the credit promotional period. Credit promotional period may be terminated if you default under your account agreement. See store for details.

Starting at

Starting at

¢ 89 per sf.


2.99 per sf.



Traditional Looks, Exotics, Handscraped, and Distressed Looks in various widths.




Hundreds of styles and colors to choose from. Berbers, Plushes, Patterns, and Textures.

Starting at

Starting at

¢ 99 per sf.


199 5x7



Choose from a wide range of styles from Traditional to Contemporary in various shapes and sizes.


Ceramic and Porcelain Tile - Choose from a wide variety of style and colors.

US Hwy. #1 North Between Sounthern Pines and vass (Across from Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza)

0HONE  sWWWCARPETONECOM Serving the Sandhills Since 1925

*Financing on approved credit. 33% cash down payment and $1499 minimum purchase required. Financing provided by CitiFinancial Retail Services. Finance Charges will not accrue on the purchase during the credit promotional period if the required minimum payment is made each billing cycle during the credit promotional period when due. The purchase price is divided by the number of months in the credit promotional period (36) to determine equal monthly payments to be made during the credit promotional period. Credit promotional period may be terminated if you default under your account agreement. See store for details.

April 15, 2010  
April 15, 2010  

The Sanford Herald