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GIANT OIL SPILL TO REACH SHORE TONIGHT

Boys & Girls Clubs requesting $50K in emergency funding

The edge of a massive oil spill that’s become far worse than initially thought in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to reach the Louisiana shore by Thursday night while officials, the oil company, fishermen and others try to protect the fragile marshlands from an ecological disaster

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Lee County School’s Teacher of the Year Jessica Hamilton from Lee County High School accepts her award from Lee County School Superintendent Jeff Moss on Thursday.

ECONOMY

‘I’m shocked’ JOBLESS CLAIMS DROP FOR 2ND STRAIGHT WEEK The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second consecutive week, further evidence that the job market is slowly improving Page 14A

ENTERTAINMENT

EDWARDS’ MISTRESS: I DIDN’T KILL MARRIAGE John Edwards’ mistress said on Thursday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that she doesn’t believe she destroyed the former presidential candidate’s marriage Page 13A

STATE DEMS CRITICIZE BURR AS SENATE PRIMARY NEARS Two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday separately criticized Republican incumbent Richard Burr Page 8A

IMMIGRATION OBAMA WON’T PUSH REFORM THIS YEAR

Immigration reform has become the first of President Barack Obama’s major priorities dropped from the agenda of an election-year Congress facing voter disillusionment Page 11A

Vol. 80, No. 100 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

Lee County High School English teacher Jessica Hamilton wins annual honor that includes a car By BILLY BALL bball@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Lee County High teacher Jessica Hamilton never saw this one coming. Hamilton’s eyes filled with tears, moments after Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss announced she had been named 2010 Teacher of the Year Thursday. “I’m shocked,” Hamilton said. “The longer I listened to them talk about all these other teachers, the more I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not going to be me.’” Not so. Hamilton, an English teacher renowned for her attention to her students’ needs, was the winner all the same. She competed against 14 other teachers from across the county school system for

I’m shocked. The longer I listened to them talk about all these other teachers, the more I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not going to be me.’”

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— Jessica Hamilton — Lee County Teacher of the Year

the coveted annual award, which comes with a lucrative set of prizes. Hamilton walked away Thursday with Apple’s latest gadget the iPad, $500 from Wachovia bank, a plaque, free cafeteria lunches at school, a well-earned day off, and, oh yeah, a new 2010 Chevrolet Malibu for a year. “All you have to do is drive it,” said Wil Wilkinson, whose local dealership handed over

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the car for the award. In addition, the other teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year for their respective schools: Priscilla Gooch of Tramway Elementary, Andrew Keller of SanLee

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HANGING UP HER KEYS

Half century of serving you Dot Anderson to retire after 49 years with local banks By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — For nearly a half-century, Dot Anderson has been a fixture in the local banking community. But after 49 years of counting currency and helping customers build their dreams, Anderson, 72, will hang up her keys to the safe this month and call it a career. "It's really been a great ride," she said Wednesday as she finished her shift at RBC

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HAPPENING TODAY n “Planet 51” will be shown in Depot Park at 8 p.m. This family-friendly movie is free and open to the public. For further details please contact DSI at (919) 775-8332, e-mail downtown@sanfordnc. net or visit www.downtownsanford.com. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

SANFORD — The embattled Boys and Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County have at least two new backers for their plea for funds from the Sanford City Council. The City Council’s Law and Finance Committee on Wednesday discussed stalled talks to pitch in money for the nonprofit, which has struggled to recover after losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant funding this year. The Boys and Girls Clubs requested $50,000 in emergency funding from the city, but reluctant city officials tabled a decision on providing assistance at a meeting this month. Council members James Williams and Leopold Cohen, both of whom bemoaned the

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Dot Anderson sits at her desk at RBC Bank on Carthage Street in Sanford. This week, Anderson is retiring after more than 49 years of service at local banks in Lee County.

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Chocolate joins wine at the fest From Staff Reports The Sanford Pottery Festival has sweetened the deal. This year’s event, the ninth annual, will as usual feature the best clay works from about 100 of the region’s top potters. It’ll also include the wine-tasting tent — doubled in size — which debuted at last year’s festival. And now, chocolate. Six chocolatiers from North Carolina can be found in the lobby of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, home base for the festival, when doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday. They’ll be sharing and selling their specialty creations alongside the potters and vineries as part of a plan to keep the Sanford Pottery Festival

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OBITUARIES

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Sanford: Agnes Brewington, 72; Pauline Childers, 71; Marty Genzlinger, 70; Opal Haith, 91; Otis Kelly, 97; Monica Palacios, 2 months

The visually stunning “The Secret of the Kells” is not much more than that

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY n The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in Lillington. n The Moore County Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Carthage. n The Chatham County Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunlap Building Classroom in Pittsboro. n The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building. n The Siler City Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Siler City Town Hall in Siler City.

TUESDAY n Moore County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Park in Carthage.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING n The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a water skills for lifeguarding class in May. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. n Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Ave. will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each Saturday. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday. Child must be present for seat to be checked, unless mother is expecting.

LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Robert Stone, Ivie Duckson, Willis Harrington, Nikkie Gunter, Conrad Amerson, Lucas Estrada Marcos, David Autrey, Jessie Toomer, Cozy Jackson, Lydia Hamilton, Jamonta Jeffery Frederick, Dawson Isaiah Lee, Evan Shane Williams, Hayden Lee Tillman, Priscilla Williams, Destiny Bennett, Daisy Adams, Marcus Wilson, Tiffany Buie, Evan Reynolds, Peggy Buchanan, Angela Watson, Nancy McLendon, India Jamerson, Jessica Marano, Ace Chalmers, Paulette Brown Davis, Jayden Hill, Andre Gordon, Queen Porter and Joyce M. Porter. CELEBRITIES: Actress Cloris Leachman is 84. Singer Willie Nelson is 77. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 49. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 39. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 37. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 28.

Almanac Today is Friday, April 30, the 120th day of 2010. There are 245 days left in the year. This day in history: On April 30, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon announced the U.S. was sending troops into Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest. In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million. In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union. In 1859, the Charles Dickens novel “A Tale of Two Cities” was first published, in serial form. In 1939, the New York World’s Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean. In 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicated; she was succeeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix. In 1990, hostage Frank Reed was released by his captives in Lebanon; he was the second American to be released in eight days.

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TODAY 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 Avenue) 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) 775-8332, e-mail downtown@sanfordnc.net or visit www.downtownsanford. com. This week’s movie is “Planet 51.” n Temple Theatre’s final production of the 2009-2010 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” features the theater’s own Peggy Taphorn, Michael Brocki and Ken Griggs. The popular musical is a portrayal of Americans stationed in an “alien culture” during WWII. Showtime is 8 p.m. For tickets, call (919) 774-4155 or visit www.templeshows.com. n Diving Dog Competition at the Ole Gilliam Mill Park. Open practice and introduction for beginners will be held at 2 p.m. n The Sanford Shrine Club fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Golf Course Lane off Hawkins Avenue.

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n The Priscilla Anne Edwards Scholarship Endowment game will feature Southern Lee hosting Lee County. J.V. game is at noon. Varsity game is at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Admission is $5. n The Sanford Pottery Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. n The Cameron Antiques Street Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Cameron. n Temple Theatre’s final production of the 2009-2010 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” starts at 8 p.m. For tickets, call (919) 774-4155 or visit www.templeshows.com. n The Second Annual Barry Butzer Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Trace from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half of the proceed from the tournament will be given to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County, and anyone who catches a state record bass will receive a 2010 Toyota truck. For more information, contact Libby Bibb at 499-1300. n Emmanuel Baptist Church at 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage, is hosting a benefit plate event for Michael Ellis, diagnosed with Stage IIII lung cancer. There will be chicken and barbecue plates with baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert.

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If you have a calendar item you would like to add or if you have a feature story idea, contact The Herald by e-mail at news@sanfordherald.com or by phone at (919) 718-1225. Plates will be available by donations for eat-in or carry-out from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. From Sanford, south on 15/501 approximately eight miles and turn right on McCrimmon Rd. Church will be on left. Call (919) 774-0509 for more details. n All-Nite Trackers Relay for Life Team will hold their fifth annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. at the Sanford Golf Course. Cost is $50 per player (4 player/team). All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact schoolk78@ aol.com. n The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild will meet at noon at the McSwain Extension Center, 2420 Tramway Road. Bring a sack lunch, dessert provided. There will be a program by Tina Gibbs immediately after the meeting. The regular sew day will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension Center. n Diving Dog Competition will begin at 10 a.m. at the Ole Gilliam Mill Park with teams from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Canada. There will be plenty of pet information booths, vendors and Boy Scout troop 942 serving food from the grill. Visit www.carolinadockdogs.com n Lay Responder CPR for Adult, Child and Infant, includes AED and First Aid, class,sponsored by Lee County American Red Cross, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (919) 774-6857 to register.

SUNDAY n The Sanford Pottery Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

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Middle, Martin Bryant of East Lee Middle, Dee O’Neill of Greenwood Elementary, Melissa Palmer of J.R. Ingram Elementary, David Nugent of Bragg Street Academy, Julie Randolph of Southern Lee High, Karen Hamel of B.T. Bullock Elementary, Gaynell McIver of J. Glenn Edwards Elementary, Melissa Brewer of Deep River Elementary, Alyson Estridge of Floyd L. Knight, Tonya Comeaux of Lee Early College, Jamie Holt of West Lee Middle and Electra Johnson of Broadway Elementary. Teachers were nominated by each school and lauded for their dedication to students. Some were touted for expanding their students’ education. “Mr. Nugent makes my brain hurt,” wrote one of Nugent’s students at Bragg Street Academy. Others were succeeding with some students that might have been forgotten by lesser teachers. “She reaches students who some would consider unreachable,” wrote administrators at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary of McIver. Some were heralded as quiet leaders, like Keller at SanLee Middle, a health and physical education teacher known for his behind-the-scenes dedication to the school’s athletic program. And others were simply “heroes,” like 25-year veteran Melissa Palmer at J.R. Ingram Elementary. Palmer was recently forced to amputate a leg during a bout with cancer, but administrators at the school said her thoughts at the time were only for another friend facing the dreaded disease. “She always puts others first,” wrote J.R. Ingram leaders. “Everyone in this room is a winner tonight,” Moss said. Nevertheless, only Hamilton could walk away with the county honor, one that reflects the challenges of the teaching profession, Moss said. “Many of us are asked, ‘Who is the one person who made a difference in your life?’” Moss said. “It’s obvious that sitting in this room tonight are many who countless others would name.” The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Thursday’s event.

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Etheridge votes for resolution honoring Workers’ Mem. Day WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) voted Thursday to support H. Res. 375, a Congressional resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Workers’ Memorial Day. The resolution honors and remembers workers who have been killed or injured on the job. “My district and the Town of Garner have been changed forever by last year’s explosion that killed four workers and injured many others,” Etheridge said, referring to the 2009 explosion at the ConAgra Slim Jim facility in Garner that killed four employees. “We must never forget this tragedy and work to ensure that every workplace in North Carolina is a safe place to earn a wage.” Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28. It is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or sickened by their work. — From staff reports

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Northview and Deep River fire departments respond to a wood fire behind Saiden Technologies at 5618 Clyde Rhyne Drive in the Deep River area on Thursday.

Deadline today for home buyers From wire reports Time is running out to take advantage of the government’s homebuyer tax credits. Homebuyers must have a contract to purchase a home by the end of today in order to get a credit of up to $8,000. The credit has pushed about 900,000 additional buyers into the market, said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National

Association of Realtors, a trade group. The additional stimulation has helped stabilize home prices, he added. “It is laying the foundation for more normal housing market conditions,” Yun said, “and helping assure that we have a sustainable economic recovery as homeowners don’t see further destruction of their wealth.” The government also

offered a tax credit to longtime residents who buy a new principal residence — no credits for vacation homes. They’re eligible for a credit of up to $6,500. To qualify as a first-time homebuyer, you must not have owned a home in the last three years. The tax credit is 10 percent of the purchase price of a home up to a maximum of $8,000. — The Associated Press

Fundraising for the land purchase is a major point of emphasis for the Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, which continues through Sunday. Shakori board members will man the booth by the main stage to answer questions and persuade attendees to drop some cash into the wooden donation box. So what happens if they fall short of the $75,000 goal? “We won’t,” Bridgman promised. “Failure is not an option.” The Shakori Hills festivals started in 2003 as a spinoff of the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival in upstate New York (which is now in its 20th year). Shakori Hills has a similar feel to the annual Festival for the Eno in Durham. Both are family-friendly events with an eco-friendly focus, old-hippie communal vibe, and reliance on volunteer labor and musical acts from the acoustic/ Americana/roots end of the spectrum.

PITTSBORO (MCT) — The booth by the main stage of the Shakori Hills festival looked like it should be selling something. “No,” said Shakori Hills co-coordinator Sara Waters, “we’re buying the farm. Wait, that sounds bad. But it is what we’re doing.” After seven years of renting space for its spring and fall festivals, Shakori Hills is trying to become a landowner. The nonprofit organization’s board is trying to buy the bucolic 72-acre tract in Chatham County that has been the festival site since 2003. The asking price is $750,000. So the plan is to raise 10 percent of that for a down payment and take out a mortgage for the rest. The campaign kicked off with a benefit last month at the Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill — “Our debutante ball,” joked Shakori Hills board president Regina Bridgman. That raised about $10,000 through donations and pledges.

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

Early voting numbers are abysmal

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e hope that early voting totals for Lee County aren’t an indication of final turnout numbers this year. Sure, turnout is going to be low, as it is for every midterm primary. That’s to be expected, since voters feel that not a lot will be determined by their ballot. But come on. As of Wednesday, a grand total of 777 residents had voted in Lee County, about 2 percent of the 32,408 registered voters in this county. Abysmal is not a strong enough word to describe that number. Maybe we were spoiled by the 2008 Presidential race,

when more than 72 percent of this county’s registered voters cast ballots. But that’s not an excuse. Imagine if those candidates who were elected only worked every four years, when it was “important.” Some have also stated in comments on our website that not voting is actually a valid form of protest. We don’t agree. To the average citizen, the only voice you have is a vote. To elect not to vote out of protest only seems counterproductive. Nothing on the ballot, you say? Well, the most commented and viewed stories on our website are usually education

stories. Guess what — three of the seven seats on the Lee County Board of Education will be determined by this primary. If you have an opinion, voice it with your vote. Don’t have kids in school? Well, there’s something for you, too. If you’re a Democrat, you get to choose which candidate will get a shot at U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in November. If you’re a Republican, you get to choose who will face U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge. These are the two national race that voters in Lee County have the most say in. If the last year of tea parties and health care reform has not

fired you up enough to have an opinion in these seats, nothing will. You’re just not paying attention, so you can’t complain. The Lee County Board of Elections has two early voting sites: the McSwain Agricultural Center at 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford and the Board of Elections office at 225 S. Steele St. in Sanford. Sites are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. If you can’t make it today or Saturday, we implore you to vote on Tuesday. It’s your duty as citizens of Lee County and the United States of America.

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

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ALEIGH — In recent years, North Carolina’s system for choosing judges has been alternately praised and condemned. The praise comes from those impressed with the state’s 2002 reforms for electing appellate court judges, changes that allowed candidates to qualify for public financing. To date, the reforms have largely prevented large sums of special interest money from pouring into races for the N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court. ... The condemnation is aimed at the fact that North Carolina even holds judicial elections. Many people who work in the legal community want a system of judicial appointment, arguing that the reforms do nothing to improve voters’ knowledge of the judicial candidates whom they elect. When it comes to the outcome of judicial races, there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that gender and ballot position are more important than qualifications. ... This year, North Carolinians will elect four judges to the state Court of Appeals and one justice to the state Supreme Court. Two contested primaries will be held to whittle the nonpartisan races down to two candidates for the fall. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Marie Calabria faces two challengers, Superior Court Judge Mark Klass and District Court Judge Jane Grey, in a bid to keep her seat on the court. Calabria has been on the court since 2003. Prior to her election, she was a District Court Judge in Wake County. She previously practiced law in Cary and Fayetteville, and worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Klass, who lives in Lexington, has been a Superior Court judge since 1999. He previously worked both as a private practice lawyer and as an assistant district attorney. Gray, who lives in Raleigh, has been a Wake County District Court judge since 2002. She worked in the state Attorney General’s office for 18 years and as general counsel to the House speaker for two years. In the other contested primary, Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore faces three challengers — state Supreme Court clerk Steven Walker, Hillsborough lawyer Leto Copeley and Lillington lawyer Alton Bain. Elmore has been on the Court of Appeals since 2003. Prior to his election, he was a private practice lawyer in Greensboro. Walker has been clerk for state Supreme Court Justice Ed Brady since 2005, his first position after getting his law license that same year. Copeley has worked as a private practice lawyers since 1998 and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Bain has been a partner in a Lillington law firm since 2001 and worked as a clerk to the Court of Appeals in the mid-1980s.

Still on probation S AN DIEGO — It’s a common case of mistaken identity — and a running joke among upper middle-class Lati-

nos. There are many stories, but here’s just one. A Mexican-American friend of mine who is a corporate executive was mowing his lawn in an affluent and predominantly white neighborhood. He was unshaven and dressed in work clothes when a passerby complimented him on the landscaping job and asked for a business card. “What’s the name of your company?” he asked. My friend smiled and responded: “Sprint.” Welcome to the club. You’re not really Latino until you’ve been mistaken for the valet, the gardener, the nanny, etc. That’s the gag. It’s good for a laugh. Yet being profiled by your neighbor is one thing, and being singled out by law enforcement is another. And so no one is amused by what is unfolding in the Grand Canyon state. Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is ghastly legislation signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer because she lacked the courage to stop the madness. It specifies: “For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official ... where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person.” Note the clever word choice. In order to get the ball rolling, an officer need only establish “lawful contact.” Misguided defenders of the legislation are desperately attempting to portray the law as consistent with how things have been done for years. They say that “lawful contact” means that the officer must have already pulled over a motorist or questioned him about a crime or infraction. The inference is that only people who break the law need worry about being asked for documents to prove they have the legal right to be in the United States. This is not so. Proponents spent months touting the bill because, they said, change is necessary. And now that it’s a law, they want to convince us that nothing has changed. Then why pass a law in the first place? Also, “lawful contact” is simply the opposite of “unlawful contact.” A police officer passing someone on the street and saying “Good morning” is lawful contact. And from that point, it’s game on. So the Fourth Amendment and the due process rights of a Latino population that accounts for about 30 percent of the state now hinge on how beat cops and state troopers interpret the phrase “reasonable suspicion.” What do you suppose the chances are that people with blond hair, fair skin and blue eyes will raise reasonable suspicions? Conversely, how many native-born Latinos will be hassled, inconvenienced and

Letters to the Editor It’s time for change on the Lee school board To the Editor: This is in response to Paul Gay’s April 27 letter to the editor. Mr. Gay and the others in the regime continue to misrepresent the facts about the “C” and “D” grades that were given by the “new” Lee County school board candidates. As the three candidates explained at The Sanford Herald-sponsored forum and several times since, the grades were given to the school system leadership and not the teachers or anyone else. This is not about getting votes. It is about replacing the leadership that has brought the school system to this level of performance. The candidates that Mr. Gay is endorsing have all been a part of this regime. As candidates Mark Akinosho, Shannon Gurwitch and Kim Lilley have said repeatedly, it is time that parents, school principals, teachers and taxpayers have a voice in how students are being educated. It is also time for the transparency that these “new” candidates will bring to the board. Speaking of transparency, Mr. Gay’s letter should have revealed the financial interest that he has in seeing that the school system regime doesn’t change. His business has retained the contract to provide certain insurance coverage for Lee County School System employees for years. I am not sure what Mr. Gay’s reference to his candidates as “genuine” means, unless he is referring to their record of being in lockstep with the regime’s leadership on every important issue. In this sense, they are, indeed, carbon copies of those already on the school board. Unintentionally, Mr. Gay’s letter should make the choices clear for those voters that want to see academic achievement and graduation rates improve in Lee County. With their own children in the school system, Mr. Akinosho, Mrs. Gurwitch and Mrs. Lilley are the candidates that will work hard to do so. TAMMY RAUSCH Sanford

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unlawfully detained? This law is a reality check for all Latinos. It’s a helpful reminder that — as hard as we work, as much as we accomplish and progress — we are, by virtue of skin color or accent or Spanish surname, still on probation as far as some people are concerned. And we will be for life. Even as a Mexican-American who was born in the United States with a family whose roots in this country can be traced to the 19th century, to some of my countrymen I’m just one step removed from an illegal immigrant who arrived here from Mexico last week. Some readers even marvel at how well I’ve learned English since arriving here. I suppose they mean from my native Central California. We might be Rhodes scholars, federal judges, governors, FBI agents or Medal of Honor recipients and yet we’re just one short phrase away from being put in our place and forced to prove that we belong here. The phrase: “reasonable suspicion.” This law is also a different sort of reality check for everyone else. It clears up a mystery. Many Americans have long been baffled by the fact that Latinos who have the right to be in the United States — whether they are native-born citizens or here legally — will often interfere with efforts to harass, round up and remove illegal immigrants. Some of them want to know: “What’s this to you?” Others — in a tune familiar to American Jews — accuse the obstructionists of having “divided loyalties.” Still others assume it’s simply because these Latinos must have “relatives who are illegal.” Now you know the real reason. Look at Arizona. To some people, we’re all the same. Fine. In that case, this isn’t some someone else’s fight. This is ours. Game on.

Today’s Prayer Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility. (1 Peter 5:5) PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for Your love, knowing we can come to You in prayer and that You answer. Amen.

If you are like me — if you are 55 years old or better — then this note is for you. If you have a talent, hobby or ability that you consider special — and if you would like to be recognized for your talent, hobby or ability — then, as the old saying goes, have I got news for you. The Senior Games/Silver Arts of Lee County are for you. The Senior Games/Silver Arts of Lee County will be awarding medals (gold, silver and bronze) in each of the nearly 100 categories of friendly “competition.” In the Senior Games/Silver Arts of Lee County, you will find something for everyone. The Senior Games includes competition in basketball, softball, ping pong, track/field events, swimming events, golf, shuffleboard, bowling, horseshoes, tennis, billiards, and many more. The Silver Arts components include visual arts (art, photography), literary arts (poems, short stories, essays), folk art (needlework, woodcarving, stained glass), performing arts (dance, vocal, instrumental, drama), and many other areas. Sound like fun? Sound exciting? You can be certain it will be — but only if you register by the end of the day today. For more information, call the Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501, Ext. 207, to speak to Jimmy Solomon, or call (919) 7761061, to speak to me, Jim Turner. Most local medal winners will be eligible for the North Carolina State Senior Games/Silver Arts finals to be held in the fall of this year. JIM TURNER Senior Games Ambassador for Lee County

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SANFORD — Marlyn Dean “Marty” Genzlinger, 70, died Wednesday (4/28/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born in Howard, S.D., son of the late Alvin Genzlinger and Ruth Tieman Genzlinger. He retired after 30 years with IBM as a Programmer in 1994. He was a Navy Veteran and volunteer with Genzlinger Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Ann Otec Genzlinger; sons, Alvin Dean Genzlinger and wife Laurie of Austin, Texas, Roger Wayne Genzlinger and wife Betsy of Raleigh and Douglas Ray Genzlinger of Cary; daughters, Teresa Ann Stephans of Raleigh and Diana Lynn Amrine and husband Patrick of Cary; a sister, Betty Fritz of Rockford, Ill.; brothers, Duane Genzlinger of Sioux Falls, S.D., Delmar Genzlinger and Milton Genzlinger, both of Rapid City, S.D.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Beegee Brown officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com. Memorials can be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C. 27330 or UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB # 7295, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7295. Arrangements are by RogersPickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

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BROADWAY — Sidney Leslie Sloan, 60, of 85 Garland Sloan Lane, died Wednesday (4/28/10) at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. He was born July 20, 1949 in Lee County, son of the late Fred Sloan and Mary Ida Gardner Sloan. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roy, James and Jimmy Sloan. He is survived by his daughter, Carla Sloan Byrd and husband Jamie of Broadway; a son, Fred Sloan of Broadway; sisters, Carolyn Hallman, Bernice Elfritz and Ruby Griffin, all of Broadway; brothers, Tony Sloan of Broadway Sloan and Bernice Sloan and wife Evelyn of Sanford; grandchildren, Amanda Sloan Hardy and husband Brandon, Brandi Sloan, Austin Byrd, Aaron Sloan and Ricky Sloan; and a great-granddaughter, Sidney Alexis Hardy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Carla and Jamie Byrd, 556 Swann Station Road, Sanford. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway with the Rev. Dennis Manuel officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

Witnesses in Sanford. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Garden. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Pauline Childers SANFORD — Pauline Childers, 71, of 327 Temple Ave., died Thursday (4/29/10) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. The family will receive friends at 905 Ray Ave. in Sanford. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Opal Haith SANFORD — Opal Haith, 91, of 208 N. Seventh St., died Saturday (4/24/10) at her residence. She was a cook at Lee County Hospital, Lee County School System and numerous restaurants in the area for many years. After retiring from her career as a cook, she became a Nursing Assistant and worked until the age of 80. She was an active member of First Calvary Baptist Church for many years. She served as the President of the Senior Missionary Circle from 1984-1988. She is survived by daughters, Mary Coleman of Amityville, N.Y., Brenda Johnson and husband Frank of Seneca, S.C., and Louise Wilkerson, Barbara Wilkerson and husband James and Mitzie Haith, all of Sanford; a son, Ronnie Haith and wife Delores of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Elnora Heck of Sanford; l6 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one niece; three nephews and a host of cousins and friends. The family will receive

Agnes Brewington

SANFORD — Agnes B. Brewington, 72, of 2820 Academy Street, died Sunday (4/25/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She is survived by her husband of 52 years; a daughter, Mariann Brewington and husband Macgehry “Al” Allen; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s

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friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens. Condolences may be made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford.

Otis Kelly SANFORD — Otis Kelly, 97, died Thursday (4/29/10) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by RogersPickard Funeral Home.

nabe and Irene Palacios. In addition to her parents, she is survived by brothers, Armando Bernabe’ and Aquileo Bernabe’ Jr. of the home; a sister, Lizette Bernabe’ of the home; maternal grandfather, Amadeo Palacios of Mexico. A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon Saturday at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

LILLINGTON — Alma Edith Kitchen, 75, died Wednesday (4/28/10) at her home. She was born in Beech Creek, Pa., daughter of the late Edward McQ and Mabel Butler Dullen. She retired from the Buies Creek Elementary School cafeteria after 20 years of service. She also worked in the Harnett Kitchen County Sheriff’s Dept. cafeteria for the last 10 years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harry Kitchen Sr. of the home; daughters, Catherine Markworth and husband Randall of Dallas, Ore., Susie McLean and husband Jimmy of Broadway and Muriel Dean and husband Wayne, Martha Wieking and husband Brian and Kim Kitchen, all of Lillington; sons, Harry “Hank” Kitchen Jr. and wife Tracy of Lillington and Robert “Bob” Kitchen and wife Melissa of Godwin; sisters, Nellie Heaton of Chardon, Ohio and Annie Rossman of Lock Haven, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at O’Quinn-Peebles Chapel with the Rev. Ken Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com.

Memorials may be made to Wake Medical Foundation/Heart Center, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27610 or Liberty Hospice/Hospice Foundation of Hoke County, P.O. Box 1584, Raeford, N.C. 28376. Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Jerry Snipes SILER CITY — Jerry Snipes, 60, of 110 Old Walden Road, died Wednesday (4/28/10) at the Hospice Home of Alamance in Burlington. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City.

Ginny Ludeke CARTHAGE — Virginia “Ginny” Ludeke, 79, died Thursday (4/29/10) at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory of Vass.

Beatrice Plowden

DURHAM — Funeral service for Beatrice Plowden, 65, who died Friday (4/23/10), will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halloway Funeral Home in Durham. She is survived by her sister, Edna Foushee. Arrangements are by C.E. Willie Funeral and Cremation Services of Sanford.

Flossie Martin JAMESTOWN — Flossie Martin, 83, of 303 Wyndwood Drive, died Thursday (4/29/10) at Golden Living Nursing Home in Greensboro. Arrangements will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home of Pittsboro.

Monica Palacios SANFORD — Monica Bernabe’-Palacios, 2 months, of 2021 Lee Ave., died Wednesday (4/28/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was born Feb. 18, 2010 in Lee County, daughter of Aquileo Ber-

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prospect of the precedent set if the seven-member panel “bails out� the ailing group, did something of an aboutface in Wednesday’s threehour committee session. “The children need our help,� Cohen said. “It’s been a catastrophic year for just about everybody.� Council memberrs do not take action in committee meetings, but often prep for possible votes in its regular meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cohen said the group’s $50,000 request might be a “little out of reach� for the city’s recession-strained budget, but anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 in a onetime payment could be more manageable. Williams echoed Cohen’s sentiments, arguing the Boys and Girls Clubs work to keep area youth involved in com-

local nonprofits with worthy causes. “I do question setting another precedent in these economic times,� said Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive. Councilman Charles Taylor said Sanford needs to gather input from other nonprofits and research what other municipalities have done in similar circumstances before taking any action. Taylor said city officials could be making a mistake by making a “hasty decision.� “We don’t need to do this quickly,� he said. “They’re not closing the doors tomorrow.� In the meantime, officials called on local businesses and churches to reach out to the Boys and Girls Clubs with help. The group got some good news this week when its annual golf tournament at Tobacco Road Golf Course Tuesday broke the $50,000 fundraising mark, a haul Boys and Girls Club leaders weren’t expecting during the recession.

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growing and expanding. That was the original vision of festival co-founder Don Hudson, who this week said he regarded additions like the wine tasting and the chocolate vendors as â&#x20AC;&#x153;major opportunities for the Pottery Festival to give us a fighting chance to keep the event in Sanford... â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always spoken of the vision of the festival moving forward and developing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to have 50,000 to 100,000 people coming to Sanford to several events over a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. Sanford is poised for great opportunities in the coming years, and we think the Sanford Pottery Festival, as promised, has continued to promote this community.â&#x20AC;? More than 5,000 visitors are expected at the event over the weekend. Good weather â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the forecast is for unseasonably warm temperatures, but mostly dry skies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could push the total closer to 10,000. When the first festival was held in 2002, it immediately became the largest event of its kind in the region. The festival, always scheduled the weekend before Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, uses it proceeds to help fund arts programs in local schools. The biggest initial goal, however, was to â&#x20AC;&#x153;present the public with the best selection of North Carolina pottery in one convenient place during the year,â&#x20AC;? according to Hudson. Its success gives Sanford bragging rights, not to mention the opportunity to showcase the Lee

IF YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE GOING The Sanford Pottery Festival: Saturday and Sunday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Hours: 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. Sunday.

County community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wherever I go in North Carolina, people always seem to know about our pottery festival,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Heuts, executive director of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It raises the visibility of our community in a significant and positive way.â&#x20AC;? Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foray into wine tasting gave the festival an added element and generated additional interest. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration of N.C. Winesâ&#x20AC;? tent drew about 750 visitors from the festival. Volunteer David Nestor, who works on commercial and residential real estate for Adcock and Associates, coordinates the wine portion of the festival. He said a dozen vineyards will participate this year, requiring a tent twice as large as last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; Nestor expects more than 1,500 festival-goers to check out the wine tasting over the next two days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wine tasting this year will be much bigger and better than it was in 2009,â&#x20AC;? Nestor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By 2012, we intend to produce â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The North State Wine Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as a separate and related event to be held in the large field next door to the civic center.â&#x20AC;? The idea behind bringing in chocolate-makers is similar. The specialty chocolate booths are

expected to establish the foundation upon which Hudson and festival organizers hope will produce a separate â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chocolate and Gourmet Festivalâ&#x20AC;? in future years. The goal? To fill the large gymnasium of Central Carolina Community College, located just across the street from the original pottery festival, according to Jason Howard, who serves as logistics director of the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a plenty of parking and so many possible locations to develop a series of related events to be held in Sanford on the same weekend that present plans call for adding a festivals built around barbecue and antiques as well as wine, chocolate and gourmet food,â&#x20AC;? said Howard, an electrical contractor whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been involved with the festival since its first year. There are also activities for children. In addition to receiving free admission to the festival, children aged 14 and under can buy unfinished pottery, paint it with glaze and have it fired on site for a creative keepsake or gift for teachers or grandparents. And the first 500 children who visit the â&#x20AC;&#x153;teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tentâ&#x20AC;? will receive one pound of authentic stoneware clay. Entry for the festival is $5 per person. Those 21 and over who wish to attend the wine tasting can do so for an additional $10. Each will receive a free wine glass. After sampling wines, guests can purchase wine by the glass, bottle or case from a rich selection of various North Carolina wines. If two people purchase regular admission into the wine tasting, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be admitted into the Pottery Festival at no charge.


State

8A / Friday, April 30, 2010 / The Sanford Herald U.S. SENATE RACE

STATE BRIEFS

Burr is Dems’ foil as primary nears By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — Two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday separately criticized Republican incumbent Richard Burr as Elaine Marshall used the steps of a bank building and Cal Cunningham an 18-wheeler to make their points. Cunningham, a former state senator from Lexington, began a 10-stop tour in Charlotte and Salisbury with a big rig to symbolize what he calls the 18 times Burr voted while in Congress to send U.S. jobs overseas through trade deals and tax breaks. The truck also represents more goods being shipped on the state’s highways, which he said in an interview will occur if his job-creation proposals are approved. “We need to make things here,” Cunningham said. “We’ve got to rebuild

the manufacturing base.” Marshall spokes from steps outside the Wachovia Building in downtown Raleigh to call on Congress to approve a reform bill that seeks tougher oversight of financial institutions. Marshall accused Burr of obstructionism as GOP senators blocked debate earlier this week, but Republicans gave way Wednesday for votes to begin. Wells Fargo Corp. acquired Wachovia Corp. in late 2008 after the Charlotte-based bank lost billions of dollars on failed mortgages. “For over 100 years, Wachovia Bank stood as a proud example of North Carolina’s banking industry,” said Marshall, the state’s top securities regulators. The state lost Wachovia, she added: “We cannot allow this to happen again. It’s time to fix our broken financial system.” Marshall and Cunningham are among six candidates in next week’s

primary. Another leading Democratic candidate, Ken Lewis of Chapel Hill scheduled to campaign door-to-door Thursday evening in Orange County and speak later at a barbecue to talk about his jobs plan, a campaign spokesman said. Burr has his own primary against three GOP candidates, but his focus largely has been on the general election. “Unfortunately, the Democrats continue to run negative campaigns designed to deceive the people of North Carolina,” Burr campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said in a prepared statement. “They only want to maintain the status quo and continue the liberal agenda of reckless spending and growing government.” Marshall’s campaign said it began running a television ad in the Raleigh and Greensboro markets Thursday trumpeting what she calls her past record of challeng-

ing banks who preyed on the elderly and insurance companies who denied health care to patients. The ads will spread to eastern TV markets Friday, campaign official A.J. Carillo said. Cunningham has been running TV commercials for more than two weeks in the state’s six broadcast television markets, spokesman Jared Leopold said. Lewis began running radio ads this week but has yet to go on television. His latest radio ad argues Cunningham has been inconsistent on the subject of bonuses for bank regulators last year when he served on the state banking commission. Cunningham said he never voted for the bonuses, which were never given out. The top two vote-getters in each primary will advance to a June 22 runoff if the leading candidate doesn’t receive more than 40 percent of the vote.

OBAMA IN ASHEVILLE

Man with gun critical of Obama on Facebook

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested at a North Carolina airport who authorities say was armed and wanted to see President Barack Obama had questioned the president’s citizenship, a newspaper reported Thursday. Facebook postings apparently made last year by Joseph Sean McVey, 23, also refer to Obama by his middle name, Hussein, according to the Coshocton Tribune. The

newspaper said a source with access to McVey’s Facebook profile provided copies of screen shots. McVey had a handgun at his side when he caught the attention of officers in an Asheville Regional Airport parking lot Sunday just after the president departed aboard Air Force One, police said. His car was loaded with police gear, including a siren and lights, and had a note with formulas used for

firing a rifle with a scope, authorities said. Asheville Regional Airport Police Chief Jeff Augram said he is aware of the Facebook postings and that authorities are doing an exhaustive background check on McVey. James Mills, an Asheville attorney representing McVey, said he had no comment. McVey’s mother lives in Asheville. He lives in Coshocton, about 60 miles east of Columbus, where

he has been a member of a volunteer organization that assists police and fire crews at emergency scenes. McVey’s Facebook page on Thursday displayed little more than his name and high school to users other than his approved friends. A public comment from McVey could be found elsewhere on the site, on a page apparently set up by friends titled “Justice for Joseph ’Sean’ McVey.”

Autopsy: Head wounds killed board member

Lawmakers hear report on underutilized aircraft

RALEIGH (AP) — An autopsy has found North Carolina school board member Kathy Taft died from massive head wounds. Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that state medical examiners determined the 62-year-old Greenville resident was struck multiple times in the head by a heavy blunt object, but the type of object could not be determined. The autopsy also found she had been sexually assaulted. Taft died last month, three days after being attacked in the Raleigh residence of a friend, where she was recovering after plastic surgery. Raleigh police arrested 30-year-old Jason Keith Williford earlier this month and charged him with first degree rape and murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.

RALEIGH (AP) — The General Assembly’s watchdog agency says North Carolina state government should get rid of one-third of its aircraft and eliminate five hangars to save millions of dollars. A legislative panel approved Thursday the recommendations of the Program Evaluation Division, which says the state could save $8 million upfront and $1.5 million annually by selling 25 aircraft. The division report says 79 percent of the planes and helicopters were flown less than 200 hours per year — an industry threshold to determine if they’re worth keeping. Rep. David Lewis said he’s worried eliminating planes could threaten the state’s ability to fight forest fires. State Bureau of Investigation Director Robin Pendergraft said her agency’s planes are needed to assist with crime fighting and to transport suspects.

Dry weather raises possibility of drought RALEIGH (AP) — Unusually dry weather has returned to portions of central and southeastern North Carolina, which has experts on the lookout for possible drought conditions. A lack of significant rain has created what’s known as abnormally dry conditions in 26 counties stretching from Wilmington to parts of the Triangle and Triad. That’s the first time since early December that any part of North Carolina has experienced dry conditions. That doesn’t mean there’s a drought yet, but the state’s Drought Management Advisory Council is meeting weekly to keep an eye on the situation.

Police chief uninjured after his car is shot DURHAM (AP) — A North Carolina police chief may have unwittingly driven into the middle of a shootout that left a bullet hole in the windshield of his car. Authorities say Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez Sr. was driving an unmarked car downtown on Thursday afternoon when his car was hit by gunfire. He was not injured. Investigators think people in two other cars were shooting at each other and a stray bullet hit Lopez’s windshield. One of the other drivers was hit by gunfire and was taken to Duke University Hospital.

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The Sanford Herald / Friday, April 30, 2010 / 9A

CAPITOL LETTERS

Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steps: Reduce boards, reorganize state govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Beverly Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lengthy career as a legislator surely has taught her that heavy lifting will be required to get the General Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessing to reorganize state government and eliminate state boards and commissions. Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tackle both of these reforms â&#x20AC;&#x201D; made in a short aside during last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rollout of her state budget proposal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is part of her announced priority to â&#x20AC;&#x153;set government straightâ&#x20AC;? by making it more responsive and efficient when state tax dollars are scarce. The governor said by November sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a reorganization plan to present to lawmakers. She also said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d give lawmakers in two to three weeks a list of about 100 state commissions and boards that should be eliminated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That will cause great discussion, so get ready for that,â&#x20AC;? Perdue, a former Senate budget-writer, told reporters. Everyone likes the idea of making government more lean and eliminating state panels that seemingly have outlived their usefulness. But the opposition comes in the details. Lawmakers and special interests get worried about losing their political turf and what they believe are important government duties and avenues for citizen involvement. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little wonder the last pruning of boards and commissions occurred in the mid-1980s. The last reorganization occurred in 1996 and the last significant attempt to consolidate government departments failed in 1995 when Republicans balked at Gov. Jim Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to eliminate the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some areas where we can consolidate now,â&#x20AC;? said 13-term Rep. Jim Crawford, D-Granville, after a meeting when Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget was presented to legislators,

but â&#x20AC;&#x153;you know how it is when it gets to this crowd. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all got something they want to protect.â&#x20AC;? There are more 400 boards and commissions alone in which a governor appoints some or all the members, according to a list on Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site. Appointments also are made by the House speaker, Senate president pro tempore and other elected officials, so getting rid of a board requires the OK by many parties. New boards and commissions are formed essentially every year with laws by the Legislature or by executive order from the governor, but rarely are they shut down. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no permanent procedure in place for the General Assembly to review them periodically to determine whether they have outlived their usefulness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What were the intent of these things? Are they political or do they really serve some purpose?â&#x20AC;? asked Norris Tolson, cochairman of the Budget Reform and Accountability Commission, which, ironically, was created last year by Perdue. The commission is undertaking a broader review of boards and commissions. Political connections â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and potentially campaign financial support â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have played significant roles in the past as to who lands seats on high-profile panels such as the Board of Transportation and Board of Education. Getting on the remaining boards, Coble said, is more about whether the candidate has expertise in a particular subject â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for example, real estate brokers on the Real Estate Commission and well contractors on the Well Contractors Certification Commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and how willing the candidate is to serve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about 20 of them where campaign contributions make a difference, and knowing the governor makes a difference, and having legislative connections make a difference,â&#x20AC;? said Ran

Coble, executive director of the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, which wrote a 618-page report on boards and commissions in 1984. The centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report urged the Legislature to abolish or merge 98 boards and cap the number of boards by state departments or elected officials making appointments to encourage antiquated panels to be replaced. Lawmakers ended up abolishing 78 by 1987. Some of those recommended for elimination remain in place today, including several local historical commissions, a version of the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advisory Commission on Military Affairs and the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority. It may be difficult for Perdue to revive talk of abolishing these boards. Perdue likes to promote North Carolina as a military-friendly state and one of the historic commissions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Tyron Palace Commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is based in her hometown of New Bern. Perdue may find a government reorganization plan easier thanks to predecessor Gov. Bob Scott, who led the state in the early 1970s through a process to consolidate more than 200 independent state agencies and institutions into what became 19 departments and offices. There are 20 today. A 1970 amendment to the state constitution gives governors the ability to rework state government as long as departments arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t added or eliminated. That means Perdue can submit changes to the Legislature in early 2011 and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take effect in mid-2012 if the House and Senate donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t specifically reject them. Tolson, a former House member and Cabinet secretary for Hunt and Gov. Mike Easley, said discussing possible changes with lawmakers this year could help reduce obstacles in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a big surprise,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Durham man charged with impersonating Navy officer By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Durham man who interviewed US Navy officer candidates, addressed students at the University of North Carolina and was seen around town in the uniform of a Navy commander was in reality a civilian who bought his garb over the Internet, according to court documents in a criminal case. Christopher E. Shrewsbury was indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charged with six counts stemming from his alleged impersonation of an officer of the U.S. Navy, with specific charges ranging from posing as an officer for a job interview to delivering a talk to Naval Reserve

Officer Training Corps students at UNC Chapel Hill. Shrewsbury is currently free on a $50,000 bond. The phone number for his Durham residence has been disconnected. His lawyer, federal public defender Eric Placke, declined to comment on Thursday. According to a criminal complaint, Shrewsbury, 44, had once been in the Navy, but received a bad conduct discharge in 1989 for unauthorized absence from his ship. The complaint alleges that Shrewsbury impersonated a naval officer over a period of several years, gaining access to the United Services Organization lounge at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and

even interviewing officer candidates at the U.S. Naval Recruiting Depot in Raleigh. Agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service based at Camp Lejeune reported observing Shrewsbury leaving his Durham home dressed in the uniform of a Navy commander. During an interview with an agent this month, the complaint says, Shrewsbury said he purchased a U.S. Navy uniform over the Internet in 2006 and wore it to job interviews. One count of the indictment charges him with impersonating a Navy officer when applying for a job with the Primrose Schools, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clear from the indictment whether he got that job.

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Nation

10A / Friday, April 30, 2010 / The Sanford Herald OFFSHORE DRILLING DISASTER

NATION BRIEFS

Oil spill could reach shore Thursday By CAIN BURDEAU

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A rescue team found a second Kentucky miner dead Thursday after a roof collapse at an underground coal mine with a long history of safety problems. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear identified the miners as Justin Travis, 27, and Michael Carter, 28. The collapse happened late Wednesday at the Dotiki Mine near Providence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our entire state mourns along with the families and friends,â&#x20AC;? Beshear said in a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite our sadness, we must press forward to the work ahead of us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fully investigating what caused this accident and determining ways to avoid such accidents in the future.â&#x20AC;? Carl Boone, district supervisor for the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, said crews have removed Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body from the mine, but, as of 4 p.m. Central, were still working to retrieve the body of Travis. Boone said the investigation into the collapse will begin as soon as it is determined that the mine is safe to enter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to take it one step at a time,â&#x20AC;? he said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Several state attorneys general have sued two companies that sell automobile service contracts, alleging that they misled consumers by claiming the products were extended warranties. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray says a lawsuit filed Thursday in Ohio alleges that Missouri-based U.S. Fidelis and California-based Credexx Corp. used misleading tactics to sell contracts administered by separate companies. Credexx does business as Auto One Warranty Specialists. Cordray says consumers have filed dozens of complaints. Besides Ohio, attorneys general in Idaho, Kansas, North Carolina and Washington filed complaints against both companies. Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin also sued U.S. Fidelis.

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NEW ORLEANS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The edge of a massive oil spill thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become far worse than initially thought in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to reach the Louisiana shore by Thursday night while officials, the oil company, fishermen and others try to protect the fragile marshlands from an ecological disaster. As of late Thursday morning, part of the slick was about 3 miles from the Mississippi River delta, said National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration spokesman Charles Henry said. A blown-out well a mile underwater is leaking in three places, spewing 5,000 barrels a day into the gulf, five times more than originally thought. The leaks started after a drilling rig that BP PLC was operating exploded and sank last week 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. Those who count on the Gulf for their livelihoods fretted about the oozing oil thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heading to the coast. In Empire, La., Frank and Mitch Jurisich could smell the oil coming from just beyond the murky water where their family has harvested oysters for three generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About 30 minutes ago we started smelling it,â&#x20AC;? Mitch Jurisich said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when you know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting close and it hits you right here.â&#x20AC;? It might be too late to stop the spill from reaching shore, but BP PLC said it might try a new technique that uses

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Workers load oil booms onto a crew boat to assist in the containment of oil from a leaking pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana in Venice, La., Thursday. chemicals to break up the oil spewing from a blown-out well a mile underwater. The company also has asked the Department of Defense if it can provide better underwater equipment than is available commercially, said chief operating officer Doug Suttles. The request comes just as President Barack Obama dispatched Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson to help with the spill. The president said his administration will use â&#x20AC;&#x153;every single available resource at our disposalâ&#x20AC;? to respond. Obama directed officials to aggressively confront the spill, but the cost of the cleanup will fall on BP, spokesman Nick Shapiro said. The company is trying several approaches simultaneously as it scram-

bles to stop the flow of oil from the sunken rig. One, if approved, would use chemicals to break up the oil underwater, which has been done before, but never at these depths. If approved, it could start overnight. U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry called the idea â&#x20AC;&#x153;a novel, absolutely novel idea.â&#x20AC;? Burning the oil on the surface, booming off the spill to keep it contained and drilling a relief well that could help get the leak under control are all ideas the company have tried or plan to try. Suttles said the company expects to start drilling the relief well within 48 hours, but it could take some time to complete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to pursue every technique we can find,â&#x20AC;? he said. If the well cannot be closed, almost 100,000 barrels of oil, or 4.2 million gallons, could spill into the Gulf before crews can drill a relief well to alleviate the pressure. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez, the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaked 11 million gallons into Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prince William Sound in 1989.

Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency and announced that BP had agreed to allow local fishermen to assist in the expected cleanup. Under the agreement, shrimpers and fishermen could be contracted by BP to help. Jindal said the state was also training prison inmates to help clean up wildlife harmed by oil slicks moving toward shore. The federal government sent in skimmers and booms Thursday. BP was operating the Deepwater Horizon when it exploded last week. Of the 126 crew members aboard, 11 are missing and presumed dead. Suttles had initially disputed the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate of how much was leaking, and that the company was unable to handle the operation to contain it. But early Thursday, he acknowledged on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;? that the leak may be as bad as the government says. He said there was no way to measure the flow at the seabed and estimates have to come from how much oil makes it to the surface.

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Obama calls Height a champion of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;righteous causeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion of civil rights who deserved a seat of honor in American history. Though Height devoted decades to pursuing â&#x20AC;&#x153;a righteous cause,â&#x20AC;? Obama said she never cared about getting credit and often worked behind the scenes while the movementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s male leaders earned more attention and fame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What she cared about was the cause. The cause of justice, the cause of equality, the cause of opportunity, freedomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cause,â&#x20AC;? Obama told hundreds of mourners at the Washington National Cathedral. Height, who died in Washington last week at the age of 98, led the National Council of Negro Women for decades and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She received two of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest honors: the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Stocks climb on earnings, drop in jobless claims

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he is abandoning the Republican Senate primary to run as an independent. Crist’s decision Thursday to drop out of the Aug. 24 primary comes amid plummeting support from conservatives and polls showing he would lose to tea party favorite Marco Rubio. He says people want someone who is more concerned about standing up for them than about standing up for special interests or party. The move sets up a probable three-way race between Crist, Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek in November’s general election. Crist was leading in the polls a year ago until he angered conservatives by embracing President Barack Obama and his $787 billion federal stimulus plan.

Navy to allow women to serve on submarines

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The first U.S. women allowed to serve aboard submarines will be reporting for duty by 2012, the Navy said Thursday as the military ordered an end to one of its few remaining gender barriers. The cramped quarters and scant privacy aboard submarines, combined with long tours of up to 90 days at sea, kept them off-limits to female sailors for 16 years after the Navy began allowing women to serve on all its surface ships in 1994. There were some protests, particularly from wives of sub sailors, after the military began formulating a plan last fall. But it received no objections from Congress after Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified lawmakers in mid-February that the Navy intended to lift the ban. The deadline for Congress to intervene passed at midnight Wednesday. Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, who led the Navy’s task force on integrating women onto submarines, brushed aside questions from reporters about the potential for sexual misconduct or unexpected pregnancies among a coed crew.

Castro pleaded guilty in November to murdering a federal officer near Campo, a mountainous area about 60 miles east of San Diego. He told authorities that he and others were attempting to rob the agent, Robert Rosas. The sentencing came as a furious debate rages around the nation on a new Arizona law that requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration statuses if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally The courtroom was packed with uniformed Border Patrol agents as the judge read a letter written by the defendant apologizing to the family of the 30-year-old Rosas. Rosas was shot in the head, from behind and while lying on the ground. Castro’s attorney had argued that two accomplices now in Mexico fired the fatal shots.

Wyoming governor pushed to cancel Ayers’ visit LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Dave Freudenthal was among those who agreed with canceling a talk by 1960s radical William Ayers at the University of Wyoming earlier this month. In response to a records request by The Associated Press, the university on Friday released e-mails from the governor’s chief of staff, Chris Boswell, and others regarding Ayers’ visit. Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a Vietnam-era anti-war group that claimed responsibility for a series of nonfatal bombings, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Boswell said in one e-mail that Freudenthal would personally call for rescinding Ayers’ invitation if UW President Tom Buchanan preferred. The university cited security concerns in canceling Ayers’ talk. Ayers spoke at UW on Wednesday night after a federal judge forced the school to host him.

Obama takes reform off agenda By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Immigration reform has become the first of President Barack Obama’s major priorities dropped from the agenda of an electionyear Congress facing voter disillusionment. Sounding the death knell was Obama himself. The president noted that lawmakers may lack the “appetite” to take on immigration while many of them are up for re-election and while another big legislative issue — climate change — is already on their plate. “I don’t want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn’t solve the problem,” Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One. Immigration reform was an issue Obama promised Latino groups that he would take up in his first year in office. But several hard realities — a tanked economy, a crowded agenda, election-year politics and lack of political will — led to so much foot-dragging in Congress that, ultimately, Obama decided to set the issue aside. With that move, the president calculated that an immigration bill would not prove as costly to his party two years from now, when he seeks re-election, than it would today, even though some immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firstof-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight the disease received federal approval Thursday, offering an important alternative to more taxing treatments like chemotherapy. Dendreon Corp.’s Provenge vaccine trains the immune system to fight tumors. It’s called a “vaccine” even though it treats disease rather than prevents it. Doctors have been trying to develop such a therapy for decades, and Provenge is the first to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Experimental vaccines to treat other cancers — including the deadly skin disease melanoma and an often fatal childhood tumor called neuroblastoma — are already in late-stage development.

Teen gets 40 years in Border Patrol agent’s murder

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Mexican was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot several times in the head during a robbery attempt. Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez sat silently with his head down throughout the sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz in San Diego.

reformers warned that a delay could so discourage Democratic-leaning Latino voters that they would stay home from the polls in November. Some Democrats thought pushing a bill through now might help their party. If it failed, they could blame Republican resistance, though in reality many Democrats didn’t want to deal with an immigration bill this year either. Perhaps seeing the handwriting on the wall, top Senate Democrats released a legislative framework for immigration reforms anyway. The draft proposal, obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, called for, among other things, meeting border security benchmarks before anyone in the country illegally can

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ust as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Secret of the Kellsâ&#x20AC;? pays homage to the enduring spirit behind an ancient, illuminated Celtic text, so too is the film a sumptuous throwback to the vivid artistry of 2-D, hand-drawn animation. In that vein, this Oscar-nominated fable from director Tomm Moore and the producers behind the sublime â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Triplets of Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;? also summons the influences of past and present animated masters, particularly the recent works of Hayao Miyazaki (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spirited Away.â&#x20AC;?) Set in the ninth century inside the Monastery of Kells, the film opens as Abbot Cellach (Brendan Gleeson), a former illuminator, now redirects his talents toward an obsessive effort to construct a giant wall around the abbey to keep out marauding, rapidly approaching Viking invaders. Abbot expects Brendan (Evan McGuire), his young nephew, to follow in his footsteps. However, the star-eyed Brendan prefers to spend his time apprenticing

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with other monks in the scriptorium. When master illustrator Aidan (Mick Lally) eludes the Vikings and arrives at the abbeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gates, he brings the Book of Iona-cum-Kells with him. Aidan enlists Brendanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help to finish the book, putting Brendan squarely at odds with his uncle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Secret of Kellsâ&#x20AC;? posits several mature themes, including a healthy helping of ethnic, religious, and pagan imagery. Encap-

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sulating a divide inside the Christian church, Abbot remains preoccupied with the protection from evil, while Aidan espouses changing the world through truth and beauty. However, as you might expect with a luminescent fiction about the making of a musty medieval manuscript, the plot fails to stir any emotional resonance. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive aesthetics outstrip its kid-friendly storytelling, which is as reductive as a Saturday morning cartoon. Like many illustrated books, the strength of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Secret of Kellsâ&#x20AC;? is its pictures, not their captions.

Capsule reviews of films opening this week: n â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Nightmare on Elm Streetâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One, two, Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming for you ... again? No seriously, Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back again? How is that possible? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a psycho killer and all, but still, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been through a lot since the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Nightmare on Elm Streetâ&#x20AC;? back in 1984. After all those sequels, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think arthritis would have set into those knived fingers of his. The sixth â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elm Streetâ&#x20AC;? movie allegedly was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Nightmare,â&#x20AC;? and still more films followed. Now, we have a remake of the first movie with Jackie Earle Haley filling in for the venerable Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. Wes Cravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core nugget of a concept remains intact: If you die in your dreams, you die in real life. It was truly inventive and disturbing then, and it allowed for an exploration of the frightening power of the subconscious. With his jaunty fedora and torn sweater, his hideous, scorched skin and his arsenal of oneliners, Freddy could be anywhere at any time. By

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic

n â&#x20AC;&#x153;Furry Vengeanceâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brendan Fraser has built a small, dorky industry by being an exceptionally smiley fellow. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Furry Vengeanceâ&#x20AC;? (directed by Roger Kumble), he plays a father, Dan Sanders, who has moved his family to the Oregon woods, where he hopes to please his demanding boss (Ken Jeong) by overseeing a new suburban housing development. His wife (Brooke Shields) and his mopey teenage son (Matt Prokop) miss the city. As Dan supervises the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocky Springsâ&#x20AC;? development, an uprising takes form and the forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s animals (a mixture of real-life, trained animals and CGI) resort to guerrilla warfare. The irony is that Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company purports to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;?; Dan is due a lesson in what it takes to be eco-friendly. (The message is courtesy production company Participant Media, which made â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

Coveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food Inc.â&#x20AC;?) No animals may have been hurt in this hammy production, but Fraser was. Rating: PG. 91 minutes. One star out of four.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer

n â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry Brownâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harry Brown, a widower and ex-Marine played by Michael Caine, watches the hooligans who terrorize his working-class London neighborhood from the still of his tidy, lonely apartment. In no time, he will take justice into his own hands in the name of all that is good and right in this world. Because somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotta do it. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lawn, but if he did, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tell those kids to get off it. The first feature from director Daniel Barber has unmistakable echoes of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gran Torino,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Brave Oneâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death Wishâ&#x20AC;? before it, and even Caineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Carter.â&#x20AC;? And so his vigilante hell-raising might have seemed more thrilling if only it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so overly familiar and predictable. Still, Caine brings a quiet dignity to this regular Joe, as you can imagine. This is an easy fit for him and the soft rumble of his voice, the world-weariness of his demeanor. His performance comes close to saving what is a rather obvious tale, blankly told. Rating: R. Two stars out of four.

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CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mistress said on Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Oprah Winfrey Showâ&#x20AC;? that she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe she destroyed the former presidential candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marriage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not my experience that a third party wrecks a home,â&#x20AC;? Rielle Hunter told Winfrey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe the problems exist before a third party comes into the picture.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;So you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you wrecked his home?â&#x20AC;? Winfrey asked Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not believe I wrecked his home,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance on Winfreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show is her first televised interview since the former North Carolina senator first admitted two years ago that he had an affair with her. In January, Edwards said he and Hunter have a 2-year-old daughter after initially denying it. He and his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, are now separated. Hunter told Winfrey she believes people see her negatively because of the affair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people bought into the myth of the marriage, the Edwardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; marriage, as being a storybook story and it was

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This photo released by Harpo Productions shows Oprah Winfrey during an interview with Rielle Hunter at Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Charlotte. so perfect and so wonderful and I destroyed it,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It fits into the two-dimensional story line.â&#x20AC;? Hunter told Winfrey she met Edwards at a hotel and she â&#x20AC;&#x153;just turned to him and said â&#x20AC;&#x2122;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so hotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and he practically jumped in my arms.â&#x20AC;? She said the two had fourhour long phone conversations and she fell in love with him. She also said Edwards was in â&#x20AC;&#x153;extreme conflictâ&#x20AC;? about running for president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if it was the right thing to do because he had personal problems,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. She said Elizabeth

Edwards found out about the affair by finding a cell phone that Hunter had purchased for Edwards. Hunter said Elizabeth Edwards made a call on the phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I answered the phone, said â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hey baby,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and she hung up on me,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. Hunter said John Edwards was â&#x20AC;&#x153;very graciousâ&#x20AC;? when he found out she was pregnant, but that it happened at the wrong time. She said the couple didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use birth control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was married to someone else,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the middle of running for the presidency. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not great timing.â&#x20AC;? Hunter said it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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until after John Edwards gave an interview to ABC News in August 2008 that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;came clean withâ&#x20AC;? Elizabeth Edwards that he was the father of Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baby. John Edwards admitted the affair in the interview, but denied the baby was his. GQ magazine last month published an interview with Hunter in which she addressed the scandal. She told the magazine the affair ended in July 2008 and that the relationship is now something â&#x20AC;&#x153;different.â&#x20AC;? On Thursday, she refused to tell Winfrey the status of her relationship with Edwards, saying itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;private.â&#x20AC;? Hunter also posed for photos for GQ that show her on a bed, barelegged in a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white dress shirt and a pearl necklace. In another shot, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lying on her back holding her daughter in her arms. Hunter told Winfrey posing for the photos was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;huge mistake.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I was thinking was I would like to have one sexy shot where the world can see me as a beautiful woman as opposed to all those photos that are out there of me looking like some Wicked Witch of the West,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said.

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MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Paris Hilton should return up to $1 million she was paid for the 2006 box-office bomb â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pledge This!â&#x20AC;? because she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plug the film enough, an attorney Hilton for the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investors told a federal judge Thursday. The 29-year-old hotel heiress, actress and self-promoting businesswoman refused nine requests for print and broadcast interviews she should have given under her contract, said investor attorney Bryan West. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We paid her $1 million, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re entitled to get at least a portion of that back,â&#x20AC;? West told U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of what actors do is promote their films.â&#x20AC;? But Hiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Michael Weinsten, said she took part in several high-profile publicity events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that the contract didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require her to do interviews when she was busy on other projects. Weinsten added that Hilton also had the right to approve or reject any proposals or offers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paris Hilton is a brand. That is her value, and how she makes money,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She did substantial publicity.â&#x20AC;? Hilton, who testified last summer at a trial over

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the dispute, did not attend Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearing. She said previously that although dissatisfied with the finished â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pledge This!â&#x20AC;? cut, she wanted the college sorority romp to succeed and worked hard to make that happen. Yet the film only made $2.9 million. Moreno previously rejected the investorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort to sue Hilton for $8.3 million in damages, which included the $1 million she was paid for her acting and as executive producer. But he left open the possibility that she might have to repay some or all of that fee as restitution if she did not fulfill her publicity obligations. Moreno did not indicate when he would rule. The case centers on determining the value of the appearances Hilton did against the cost of those she rejected, which ranged from a proposed appearance on NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? to phone chats with several British publications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The question is, what is the value of what she did do? Because she did do something,â&#x20AC;? Moreno said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do I quantify it?â&#x20AC;? Hilton was sued by attorney Michael Goldberg, a court-appointed receiver for a now-defunct entertainment company that was the major investor in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pledge This!â&#x20AC;? The company, Worldwide Entertainment Group, was shut down as a suspected $300-million Ponzi scheme by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Goldberg is attempting to recoup losses for some 3,300 investors in the company.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second consecutive week, further evidence that the job market is slowly improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial applications for jobless benefits dropped by 11,000 to 448,000, the lowest level in four weeks. The new total was slightly higher than economists had expected. The four-week average for claims edged up slightly to 462,500, still above the level that economists believe signals sustained improvements in the job market. Claims have been on a rollercoaster in recent weeks, posting sharp increases in the first two weeks of April and then falling for the past two weeks. Part of those swings reflected troubles

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Job seekers wait in line to attend a job fair in Tacoma, Wash. that the government has percent for three conin seasonally adjusting secutive months. Many the figures around Easter economists believe that which falls at different the 10.1 percent jobtimes each year. less rate hit in October However, economists may turn out to be the said the uneven declines peak for unemployin claims also reflect ment in this slump but the fact that the labor they are not forecasting market is still struga rapid improvement gling to emerge from the given all the headwinds countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst recession still facing the economy. since the 1930s. The economy did add The unemployment 162,000 jobs in March, rate has been stuck at 9.7 the largest increase in

three years. Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said the new claims report showed that â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. labor markets continue to heal, slowly.â&#x20AC;? Guatieri predicted that payrolls should show a moderate gain in April. The consensus view of economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters is that payroll jobs increased by 175,000 in April while the unemployment rate will remain stuck at 9.7 percent. The Labor Department will release the April jobless report on May 7. Many analysts believe that the four-week moving average needs to fall below 425,000 to signal sustained job growth. Applications for jobless benefits peaked during the recession at 651,000 in March 2009. The number of people continuing to claims benefits fell by 18,000 to 4.65 million.

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Sports QUICKREAD

Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon smooth out their differences

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BARRY BUTZER MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

Tourney to raise money for B&G Club Proceeds to go toward Club’s Hooked on Fishing program NCAA APPROVES 68-TEAM TOURNAMENT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The road to the Final Four will have a new look next season. On Thursday, the NCAA’s board of directors approved expansion from 65 to 68 teams and endorsed a proposal to add three more opening-round games to the schedule. It’s only the second time in a quarter-century that the NCAA has increased the number of teams competing for the men’s national championship. Now it’s time to start mapping out the details, which could include putting at-large teams in the early games. “The (men’s basketball) committee will have to study any variety of options and certainly the notion of looking at options involving the last at-large teams in would be one possible option,” NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen told The Associated Press. “We would expect the committee to examine all of the options.” The decision was not a surprise. NCAA officials recommended the 68-team field last week after the public loudly complained that going to 80 or 96 teams would water down the NCAA’s marquee event, and network executives insisted they did not need more tourney games to make a profit on the next television contract. So the NCAA backed the most modest expansion, at least for now. The board gave unanimous consent to the 68-team field with a caveat — it wants the “play-in” games to have more significance. “Expanding to 68 teams gave us an opportunity to involve more teams in the championship, and in doing that, we were able to enhance the experience of the opening-round game,” Clemson president James Barker, the committee chairman, said in a statement. It’s the first time since 2001, when the NCAA added one team to the 64-team team field that it has expanded. The NCAA went from 48 to 64 teams in 1985.

By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — This year’s Carolina Trace Barry Butzer Memorial Fishing Tournament and Golf Outing is going to be extra special. Not only will the event, now in its second year, honor the life of

the late Barry Butzer, a longtime Sanford resident and volunteer, but all of the Butzer proceeds will benefit the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) program at

the Lee County Boys and Girls Club. There will be two fishing tournaments on Saturday. The Adult Bass Tournament will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Carolina Trace. At 8:30 a.m., the Family Division children’s tournament, which will feature members of the Lee County Boys and Girls Club, will begin. “We’re all very excited,” said Libby Bibb, the director of the

Trace Union of Fervent Fisherman (TUFF). “We’re almost at full. We’ve got 30 boats for bass fishing teams and we have 28 teams right now. It’s an exciting time and we’re all looking forward to it.” The golf outing features tee times between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Robert T. Jones designed Carolina Trace

See Tourney, Page 4B

NCCSA SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Grace seeking more history By ALEX PODLOGAR alexp@sanfordherald.com

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LEBRON HAS STRAINED ELBOW, WILL PLAY

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James shot lefthanded layups and short jumpers at practice Thursday, but the Cavaliers superstar is not expected to miss any of Cleveland’s playoff games because of his strained right elbow and bone bruise. James was re-examined Wednesday night by team doctors, who took more X-rays and an MRI exam that revealed the strain and a bruised bone near the elbow. James was not wearing a padded sleeve over the elbow at practice Thursday, but acknowledged it was more of a film session and walkthrough rather than a physical practice. He did sit out one portion of contact drills. “The best thing about it is there’s no structural damage,” James said. “The docs have given me clearance that I can’t hurt it worse and I can go out and play. Maybe it’s a strain in the muscle or the tendon.”

INDEX Local Sports ..................... 2B NASCAR ........................... 3B Scoreboard ....................... 4B

Lee Christian’s Brooke Warcup (left) goes after the ball as Grace Christian’s Sierra Prater (right) looks on in this file photo from the teams’ meeting on March 16. The Falcons and Crusaders have reached postseason play.

Falcons move on By ALEX PODLOGAR alexp@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Rested and healthy for the first time in a while, the Lee Christian Falcons are hoping to play the role of spoiler in the NCCSA postseason.

And after a convincing 2-0 win over Faith Christian in the state tournament’s play-in game on Thursday, they are in a position to do just that. The sixth-seeded Falcons’ girls’ soccer team advanced to the opening round of the NCCSA State Soccer Tournament,

where they will play No. 3 seed Salem Baptist today at 4 p.m. “We feel good about our chances at pulling the upset and advancing our season even further,” said Lee Christian coach Eric Davidson.

See Falcons, Page 4B

SANFORD — The Grace Christian soccer team is playing for history now. After collecting their highest finish in all their seasons in the NCCSA 3-A West Conference, the Crusaders will be looking to put their stamp on the postseason when they open tournament play today. Grace Christian (7-7-1) finished fourth in the league standings and are rewarded for their historic finish with a home game in the opening round of the NCCSA State Soccer Tournament against fifth-seeded Gospel Light at 5 p.m. The Crusaders did not beat the Lions during the teams’ regular season series, and settled for a 2-2 tie on April 16. The Lions scored on a penalty kick with 2 minutes remaining in that game, and Grace Christian misfired on a penalty kick of their own in overtime that would have won the game. In the teams’ first meeting in the season-opener on March 9, Gospel Light prevailed 2-0 when the Crusaders were missing a number of starters. Grace Christian is a different team now, though, and is led by All-State sophomore Amanda Norris, who has scored 15 goals this season. Taylor Hilliard is another offensive threat, and was named to the All-Region First Team. And the future is bright for the Crusaders under second-year head coach Caleb Dickens. They boast just one senior and have three juniors, while starting a 7th-grader, an 8th-grader, a freshman, six sophomores and two juniors.

QUAIL HOLLOW CHAMPIONSHIP

Woods all wet after sluggish 1st round By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

CHARLOTTE — Tiger Woods delivered a few memorable shots of his own Thursday at Quail Hollow on a pleasant day that produced birdies and eagles and plenty of excitement.

It’s just not what he had in mind. He hit a tee shot into the water on the par-3 17th that produced little reaction except to hold

Woods

out his hand for another ball. He hit his next tee shot into the water and had to scramble for bogey. And he wound up with a 2-over 74 that left him nine shots behind Bo Van Pelt and ended his streak of 21 straight rounds at par or better. “I hit a bunch of balls left, I hit a bunch of balls right, hit a

few down the middle,” Woods said. “And that was about it.” For everyone else — Masters champion Phil Mickelson included with his 70 — there was so much more. Mickelson had a severe stomach ailment that forced

See Woods, Page 4B


Local Sports

2B / Friday, April 30, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UPCOMING

BOOSTER CLUB Southern Lee holding cash raffle SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Southern Lee Booster Club is holding what it hopes will become an annual tradition to raise money for the athletic programs at the school. The Club is holding a raffle for cash prizes. A ticket costs $50, and only 400 tickets will be sold. The first draw of the tickets will award $50 to the winner. The next 13 draws would then garner $25. On the 398th draw, the winner will receive $500. The 399th draw winner will get $1,000 and the 400th draw will award $2,000. The drawing will be held during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball game against Union Pines. For more information, contact Tammy Batten at (919) 718-2400 or e-mail her at tbatten.sl@lee.k12. nc.us.

CALENDAR Friday, April 30 Baseball NCCSA Tournament Opening Round Lee Christian at Faith Christian 4:30 p.m. Cary at Lee County 7 p.m. Union Pines at Southern Lee 7 p.m. Girls Soccer NCCSA Tournament Opening Round Gospel Light at Grace Christian 5 p.m. Lee Christian at Salem Baptist 4 p.m. Terry Sanford at Lee County 6:30 p.m. Southern Pines at Union Pines 7 p.m. Softball Union Pines at Southern Lee 6:30 p.m. Lee County at Cary 6:30 p.m.

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GOLF Crusaders qualify for regional tournament

Mat NeSmith, of North Augusta, S.C., recently won the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high school division of Robert Trent Jones Championship presented by the Tarheel Junior Golf Foundation at the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club last weekend. NeSmith will play in the Callaway World Junior Championship in San Diego. Submitted photo

Trace hosts junior tourney CAROLINA TRACE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Robert Trent Jones Championship presented by the Tarheel Junior Golf Foundation was played on the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club last weekend. Winners of each division qualified to play in the Callaway World Junior Championship in San Diego. The field consisted of middle school and high school boys and girls, a total of 69 players in all. Day 1 weather conditions were ideal for scoring and the leaders did just

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RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Grace Christian golf team has qualified for the NCCSA 3-A State Tournament. The Crusaders finished in third place with a 186 at their final match of the season on Thursday afternoon at Pine Hollow Golf Course. David Fox paced the Crusaders with a 40. B.J. Harrison finished with a 45. Ryan Tanski had a 50 and Ian Wedman recorded a 55 for Grace Christian. Alamance Christian won the match with a team score of 165. Wake Christian was second with a 183 and Lee Christian finished fourth with a 218. Because the Crusaders defeated Wake Christian by two strokes (945-943) over the course of the season, Grace Christian finished in second place in the region and will therefore be eligible for the NCCSA State Tournament, which begins on Tuesday at The Challenge in Burlington.

TENNIS Southern Lee duo reaches regional SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doubles duo of Garrison Lutz and Jonathan Burchette qualified for the upcoming NCHSAA 3-A East Tennis Regional after the two lost in the semifinals of the Cape Fear Valley Conference tournament on Thursday. The team lost to Jon Fondrie and Jay Stalls of Union Pines, 10-2. Fondrie and Stalls eventually lost to teammates Jay Submitted photo Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor and Nolan Evans in Chapel Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ben Griffin (left) won the middle school divi- the doubles championship. In singles action, Union sion of the tournament. Raleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Danny Gleeson (right) Pinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; John Dangerfield dewas second. feated Terrell Grice of Douglas second trip to the World affected some of the play- Byrd in the championship. Junior. Carter Jenkins finers. Gleeson had nines ished second after adding of 43-33 to shot 76 and Griffin took advantage of a 75 for a 145 total. If you have an idea for a his strong ball striking to A windy round 2 sports story, or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like call shoot a round of 66 for a and submit scores or statistwo-day winning total of tics, call: 136. Sports Editor In the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; division, Matheson carded a second Alex Podlogar: 718-1222 76 and a winning two-day Sports Writer total of 149. Ryan Sarda: 718-1223

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DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dontrelle Willis pitched four-hit ball over six-plus innings in perhaps his best performance with the Detroit Tigers, a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Willis (1-1) struck out six â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his highest total since 2007 when he was with the Florida Marlins â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and walked two. Joel Zumaya struck out two in two perfect innings and Jose Valverde pitched a hitless ninth for his seventh save in eight chances. Carl Pavano (3-2) gave up three runs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two earned â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on seven hits and two walks over eight innings for the Twins. White Sox 7 Rangers 5 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Paul Konerko hit two home runs after Chicago took advantage of a wild pitch, two errors and two walks to go ahead of Texas and avoid a three-game sweep. Konerko leads the majors with 10 homers after hitting a solo drive in the eighth and a two-run shot in the ninth. He also drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. Rangers starter Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh with a two-run lead, but was gone after an error and a walk against the first two batters. Darren Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day (0-1) was the loser. Diamondbacks 13, Cubs 5 CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ian Kennedy pitched eight strong innings for his first victory in 2 1/2 years and Adam LaRoche drove in five runs with two homers and a double as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Chicago Cubs 13-5 on Thursday. Kelly Johnson and Chris Snyder also connected for Arizona, which leads the majors with 33 homers. Johnson, who has an NL-high nine homers and has gone deep six times in the last seven games, also had three singles. Cardinals 10, Braves 4 ST. LOUIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rookie David Freese homered, doubled and drove in six runs as the Cardinals sent Atlanta to its ninth straight loss. The Braves wrapped up an 0-7 road trip, their first winless swing of seven or more games since September 1949 when the franchise was located in Boston and went 0-8 in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. Adam Wainwright (4-1) worked six solid innings as the Cardinals completed a four-game sweep.

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Johnson smooths out hard feelings with Gordon PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jimmie Johnson walked onto a stage where some of his biggest fans got to ask questions of the four-time defending NASCAR champion. One of the easiest suddenly seemed like the thorniest after the last two weeks: Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your favorite driver? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeff Gordon.â&#x20AC;? Johnson smiled and the crowd laughed at his response. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one way to diffuse talk of a bubbling feud between the Hendrick Motorsports teammates. Behind the scenes at Hendrick, the four-time Cup champions needed a second straight week of talks after curt words followed incidents on the track. Johnson said on Thursday team owner Rick Hendrick told him and Gordon not to let their bubbling feud start â&#x20AC;&#x153;breaking apart the organization.â&#x20AC;? Johnson, Gordon and Hendrick spoke together on the phone this week to smooth over a rough patch in the relationship between

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Earnhardt Jr. to drive replica No. 3 at Daytona MOORESVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a replica of his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona in July. The car unveiling was done Thursday at JR Motorsports on what would have been the seventime NASCAR championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 59th birthday. He was killed in a 2001 accident at Daytona, and his number has not been used in the Sprint Cup Series since.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eminem mentions Ben Roethlisberger in his latest song. The million-selling rapper refers to the Steelersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; troubled quarterback in a new song called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despicable.â&#x20AC;? The song includes explicit lyrics and the lines: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather turn this club into a bar room brawl. Get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall.â&#x20AC;? A 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexual assault following a March 3 incident in a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub.

Tyreke Evans wins NBA Rookie of the Year award SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sacramento point guard Tyreke Evans beat out Golden Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stephen Curry and Milwaukeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Jennings to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Evans received the honor Thursday after becoming the fourth rookie ever to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. He joined an illustrious club that includes Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Evans was the fourth pick in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NBA draft after spending one season at Memphis. He led all rookies in scoring at 20.1 points per game, was second in assists at 5.8 per game and fifth in rebounds at 5.3 Evans is the first Sacramento player ever to win the award. Phil Ford, Jerry Lucas, Robertson and Maurice Stokes won it before the franchise moved to California in 1985.

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Spartans, Jayhawks headline the Jimmy V Classic NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michigan State and Kansas will be joined by Memphis and Syracuse at Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic in December. The four schools were announced Thursday for the annual doubleheader, which benefits The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The Jayhawks take on Memphis in the opener Dec. 7, while the Spartans play Syracuse in the nightcap. The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jimmy V Classic will be held at Duke University for the first time, with the Blue Devils playing Texas A&M on Dec. 7.

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MLB Standings Tampa Bay New York Boston Toronto Baltimore

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Minnesota Detroit Cleveland Chicago Kansas City

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Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Texas

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New York Philadelphia Washington Florida Atlanta

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St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh Houston

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .762 — — .650 21⁄2 — 1 .500 5 ⁄2 3 .455 61⁄2 4 .190 12 91⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .636 — — .565 11⁄2 11⁄2 .429 41⁄2 41⁄2 .409 5 5 .381 51⁄2 51⁄2 West Division Pct GB WCGB .545 — — 1 .522 ⁄2 21⁄2 .500 1 3 .455 2 4 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .591 — — 1 .571 ⁄2 — 1 .545 1 ⁄2 .500 2 11⁄2 .364 5 41⁄2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .682 — — 1 .476 4 ⁄2 2 1 .435 5 ⁄2 3 .429 51⁄2 3 .429 51⁄2 3 .400 6 31⁄2 West Division Pct GB WCGB .619 — — .571 1 — 1 .500 2 ⁄2 11⁄2 1 .500 2 ⁄2 11⁄2 .381 5 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday’s Games Seattle 6, Kansas City 5 L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3 Detroit 11, Minnesota 6 N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Boston 2, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 10, Oakland 3 Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 5 Thursday’s Games Detroit 3, Minnesota 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Texas 5 N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston (Lackey 2-1) at Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 2-2) at Cleveland (Carmona 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Undecided) at Toronto (Morrow 1-2), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Bannister 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 3-0) at Seattle (C.Lee 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

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AUTO RACING Noon SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Heath Calhoun 400, at Richmond, Va. 2 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Heath Calhoun 400, at Richmond, Va. 4 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Bubba Burger 250, at Richmond, Va. 5:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Heath Calhoun 400, at Richmond, Va. 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Bubba Burger 250, at Richmond, Va. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, second round, at Seville, Spain

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Jessica Dunn gave the Falcons (4-15-1) a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute after she scored on an assist from Whitney O’Quinn,

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golf course. Golf will be played in four-person groups and costs $35 per person, which includes a cart. Currently, the event has 16 participants registered to play golf and needs 24 to be full. “If we get more people to come by that are interested in playing golf, there’s a possibility that Trace will extend some tee times to the afternoon. So, there will still be a chance in case for people interested in playing if we get full Saturday morning.” Butzer was the recipient of the 2008 Rotarian of the Year from Jonesboro Rotary Club and also earned The Herald’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment of service above self. Butzer was the director of the fishing club at Carolina Trace for 15 years. He and TUFF members

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday’s Games San Diego 6, Florida 4 N.Y. Mets 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 5, 14 innings Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Arizona 12, Colorado 11, 10 innings Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 6, 11 innings Cincinnati 6, Houston 4 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 0 Thursday’s Games St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4 Arizona 13, Chicago Cubs 5 Cincinnati at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Arizona (R.Lopez 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 2-0), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Olsen 1-1) at Florida (Nolasco 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 1-1) at Atlanta (Hanson 1-2), 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 0-1) at St. Louis (Penny 3-0), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 1-1) at San Diego (Richard 0-2), 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Cook 1-2) at San Francisco (Zito 3-0), 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 3:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Washington at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 8:05 p.m.

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who joined Erica Davidson on the NCCSA 3-A West All-Region Second Team. The lead held up at halftime. After that, Lee Christian got an insurance goal when Skylar Dubuc found the back of the net with an unassisted goal in the

match’s 59th minute for the final margin. “It was one of the best games we’ve played all year,” Davidson said. The Falcons had split the regular season series with Faith, winning 3-0 at home and losing 3-0 on the road.

helped instruct the Lee County Boys and Girls Club that were involved in the local Sanford HOFNOD program. “Barry Butzer volunteered so much in Sanford,” said Bibb. “He was extremely well known around the community for his volunteerism. He was always excited about fishing and everything in the community. This event is to help honor him and his name. We want to help keep his spirit alive with this tournament.” The Department of Juvenile Justice eliminated the First Fisherman Foundation, the organization that oversaw the HOFNOD programs at different Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation. “It breaks my heart that the budget was cut like that,” said Bibb. “The proceeds this year will go to help fund the program here in Lee County to keep it going. It’s a great program that helps the youth in the area. It’s a great

program with a great curriculum. It’s a shame that the budget was cut and funding was stopped.” In the Adult Bass Tournament, if a registered entrant catches a 17pound largemouth bass, which is a North Carolina state record, they will win a brand new Toyota Tundra from Toyota of Sanford. The tournament will feature several rotary clubs of Sanford and local BASS fishing clubs. “Carolina Trace is such an underfished lake,” said Bibb. “I’m excited to see what these professional fisherman can bring out of the lake. It’s going to be an exciting time for people interested in fishing.” For anyone interested in registering for the Adult or Children’s division of the fishing tournament, Bibb can be reached at (919) 499-1300. To sign up for golf, contact Mike Krick, the head golf pro at Carolina Trace at (919) 499-5611.

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him to withdraw from the pro-am Wednesday, and he started feeling it when he climbed the steep hill to the 15th green. He two-putted for birdie to reach 4 under for his round, only to threeputt from the fringe on the 17th and made another bogey from the trees on the 18th. “I may have run out of energy there toward the end, but I hit some good shots and was able to shoot a decent round,” Mickelson said. Van Pelt is using an old

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Feldman pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP—Jenks, Nippert. Umpires—Home, Ed Rapuano; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Todd Tichenor. T—2:53. A—17,778 (49,170).

BASKETBALL NBA Rookies of the Year By The Associated Press 2010 — Tyreke Evans, Sacramento 2009 — Derrick Rose, Chicago 2008 — Kevin Durant, Seattle 2007 — Brandon Roy, Portland 2006 — Chris Paul, New Orleans 2005 — Emeka Okafor, Charlotte 2004 — LeBron James, Cleveland 2003 — Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix 2002 — Pau Gasol, Memphis 2001 — Mike Miller, Orlando 2000 — Elton Brand, Chicago, and Steve Francis, Houston 1999 — Vince Carter, Toronto 1998 — Tim Duncan, San Antonio 1997 — Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 1996 — Damon Stoudamire, Toronto 1995 — Grant Hill, Detroit, and Jason Kidd, Dallas 1994 — Chris Webber, Golden State 1993 — Shaquille O’Neal, Orlando 1992 — Larry Johnson, Charlotte 1991 — Derrick Coleman, New Jersey 1990 — David Robinson, San Antonio 1989 — Mitch Richmond, Golden State 1988 — Mark Jackson, New York 1987 — Chuck Person, Indiana 1986 — Patrick Ewing, New York 1985 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1984 — Ralph Sampson, Houston 1983 — Terry Cummings, San Diego 1982 — Buck Williams, New Jersey 1981 — Darrell Griffith, Utah 1980 — Larry Bird, Boston 1979 — Phil Ford, Kansas City 1978 — Walter Davis, Phoenix 1977 — Adrian Dantley, Buffalo 1976 — Alvan Adams, Phoenix 1975 — Keith Wilkes, Golden State 1974 — Ernie DiGregorio, Buffalo 1973 — Bob McAdoo, Buffalo 1972 — Sidney Wicks, Portland 1971 — Dave Cowens, Boston, and Geoff Petrie, Portland 1970 — Lew Alcindor, Milwaukee 1969 — Wes Unseld, Baltimore 1968 — Earl Monroe, Baltimore 1967 — Dave Bing, Detroit 1966 — Rick Barry, San Francisco 1965 — Willis Reed, New York 1964 — Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati 1963 — Terry Dischinger, Chicago 1962 — Walt Bellamy, Chicago 1961 — Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati 1960 — Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 1959 — Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis 1958 — Woody Sauldsberry, Philadelphia 1957 — Tom Heinsohn, Boston 1956 — Maurice Stokes, Rochester 1955 — Bob Pettit, Milwaukee 1954 — Ray Felix, Baltimore 1953 — Don Meineke, Fort Wayne

NBA Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland 4, Chicago 1 Saturday, April 17: Cleveland 96, Chicago 83 Monday, April 19: Cleveland 112, Chicago 102 Thursday, April 22: Chicago 108, Cleveland 106 Sunday, April 25: Cleveland 121, Chicago 98 Tuesday, April 27: Cleveland 96, Chicago 94 Orlando 4, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 18: Orlando 98, Charlotte 89 Wednesday, April 21: Orlando 92, Charlotte 77 Saturday, April 24: Orlando 90, Charlotte 86 Monday, April 26: Orlando 99, Charlotte 90 Milwaukee 3, Atlanta 2 Saturday, April 17: Atlanta 102, Milwaukee 92 Tuesday, April 20: Atlanta 96, Milwaukee 86 Saturday, April 24: Milwaukee 107, Atlanta 89 Monday, April 26: Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104 Wednesday, April 28: Milwaukee 91, Atlanta 87 Friday, April 30: Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, May 2: Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Boston 4, Miami 1 Saturday, April 17: Boston 85, Miami 76 Tuesday, April 20: Boston 106, Miami 77 Friday, April 23: Boston 100, Miami 98 Sunday, April 25: Miami 101, Boston 92 Tuesday, April 27: Boston 96, Miami 86 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 3, Oklahoma City 2 Sunday, April 18: L.A. Lakers 87, Oklahoma City 79 Tuesday, April 20: L.A. Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 92 Thursday, April 22: Oklahoma City 101, L.A. Lakers 96 Saturday, April 24: Oklahoma City 110, L.A. Lakers 89 Tuesday, April 27: L.A. Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87 Friday, April 30: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 2: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio 3, Dallas 2 Sunday, April 18: Dallas 100, San Antonio 94 Wednesday, April 21: San Antonio 102, Dallas 88 Friday, April 23: San Antonio 94, Dallas 90 Sunday, April 25: San Antonio 92, Dallas 89 Tuesday, April 27: Dallas 103, San Antonio 81 Thursday, April 29: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

putter that he had refurbished, and he already got strong results in Hilton Head two weeks ago with a tie for third, his best finish of the year. The opening round of the Quail Hollow Championship was even better, as Van Pelt made birdie on all the par 5s and made it through the tough closing stretch with all pars. Kenny Perry shot a 66 and didn’t let the finish ruin his day. After a flawless shot into 8 feet for eagle on the par-5 seventh, he hit his drive 35 yards short of the green on the par-4 eighth and had an open angle at the pin. But he didn’t commit to

x-Saturday, May 1: San Antonio at Dallas, TBA Phoenix 3, Portland 2 Sunday, April 18: Portland 105, Phoenix 100 Tuesday, April 20: Phoenix 119, Portland 90 Thursday, April 22: Phoenix 108, Portland 89 Saturday, April 24: Portland 96, Phoenix 87 Monday, April 26: Phoenix 107, Portland 88 Thursday, April 29: Phoenix at Portland, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 1: Portland at Phoenix, TBA Utah 3, Denver 2 Saturday, April 17: Denver 126, Utah 113 Monday, April 19: Utah 114, Denver 111 Friday, April 23: Utah 105, Denver 93 Sunday, April 25: Utah 117, Denver 106 Wednesday, April 28: Denver 116, Utah 102 Friday, April 30: Denver at Utah, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, May 2: Utah at Denver, 3:30 or 8 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland vs. Boston Saturday, May 1: Boston at Cleveland, TBD Monday, May 3: Boston at Cleveland, TBD Friday, May 7: Cleveland at Boston, TBD Sunday, May 9: Cleveland at Boston, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 11: Boston at Cleveland, TBD x-Thursday, May 13: Cleveland at Boston, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: Boston at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 4, Washington 3 Thursday, April 15: Montreal 3, Washington 2, OT Saturday, April 17: Washington 6, Montreal 5, OT Monday, April 19: Washington 5, Montreal 1 Wednesday, April 21: Washington 6, Montreal 3 Friday, April 23: Montreal 2, Washington 1 Monday, April 26: Montreal 4, Washington 1 Wednesday, April 28: Montreal 2, Washington 1 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Wednesday, April 14: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1 Friday, April 16: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3 Sunday, April 18: Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Tuesday, April 20: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Thursday, April 22: Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 0 Boston 4, Buffalo 2 Thursday, April 15: Buffalo 2, Boston 1 Saturday, April 17: Boston 5, Buffalo 3 Monday, April 19: Boston 2, Buffalo 1 Wednesday, April 21: Boston 3, Buffalo 2, 2OT Friday, April 23: Buffalo 4, Boston 1 Monday, April 26: Boston 4, Buffalo 3 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2 Wednesday, April 14: Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4 Friday, April 16: Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1 Sunday, April 18: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2 Tuesday, April 20: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 4 Thursday, April 22: Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 3, 3OT Saturday, April 24: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE San Jose 4, Colorado 2 Wednesday, April 14: Colorado 2, San Jose 1 Friday, April 16: San Jose 6, Colorado 5, OT Sunday, April 18: Colorado 1, San Jose 0, OT Tuesday, April 20: San Jose 2, Colorado 1, OT Thursday, April 22: San Jose 5, Colorado 0 Saturday, April 24: San Jose 5, Colorado 2 Chicago 4, Nashville 2 Friday, April 16: Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Sunday, April 18: Chicago 2, Nashville 0 Tuesday, April 20: Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Thursday, April 22: Chicago 3, Nashville 0 Saturday, April 24: Chicago 5, Nashville 4, OT Monday, April 26: Chicago 5, Nashville 3 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2 Thursday, April 15: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Saturday, April 17: Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, OT Monday, April 19: Los Angeles 5, Vancouver 3 Wednesday, April 21: Vancouver 6, Los Angeles 4 Friday, April 23: Vancouver 7, Los Angeles 2 Sunday, April 25: Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Wednesday, April 14: Phoenix 3, Detroit 2 Friday, April 16: Detroit 7, Phoenix 4 Sunday, April 18: Phoenix 4, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 20: Detroit 3, Phoenix 0 Friday, April 23: Detroit 4, Phoenix 1 Sunday, April 25: Phoenix 5, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 27: Detroit 6, Phoenix 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh vs. Montreal Friday, April 30: Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 2: Montreal at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 4: Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6: Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 8: Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Monday, May 10: Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Montreal at Pittsburgh, TBD Boston vs. Philadelphia Saturday, May 1: Philadelphia at Boston, 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 3: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5: Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

the delicate wedge, and the ball rolled back to his feet. That turned potential birdie — and the outright lead — into a bogey. “One little blunder,” Perry said. “But it was a fun round of golf. It’s been a long time since I’ve played like that.” Camilo Villegas played bogey-free for a 67, while the group at 68 featured a collection of players that included former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, Monday qualifier Billy Mayfair and Brad Faxon, who has made only two cuts this year while spending time working for NBC Sports.


Features

The Sanford Herald / Friday, April 30, 2010 / 5B

DEAR ABBY

BRIDGE HAND

Couple’s abortion decision is nobody’s business but theirs DEAR ABBY: My fiancee, “Cheryl,” and I are in our early 30s and recently made an extremely difficult decision. We decided to terminate her pregnancy at six weeks. Cheryl’s sister “Nicki” -- my future sister-in-law -- is opposed to abortion and now no longer wants to talk to me or have anything to do with me. I have tried reaching out to Nicki to explain the reasons for our decision, but it has fallen on deaf ears. Should I continue asking her for forgiveness, or have I done enough already? This is causing Cheryl a great deal of pain, and I don’t believe that it’s fair for Nicki to punish me for a personal family decision. Please let me know your thoughts. — CHERYL’S FIANCE IN PHOENIX

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Happy Birthday: Allowing someone to meddle in your affairs will jeopardize a partnership that means a lot to you. Use your experience, knowledge and diplomacy to get to the bottom of things and to make decisions that will allow you to advance. Your relationships with the people around you are either working or they are not. It’s in your best interest to size up your situation and act accordingly. Your numbers are 4, 9, 13, 24, 27, 36, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Circumstances will be very unusual regarding a financial responsibility for someone close to you. Handle any joint ventures carefully. Criticism can lead to a blowout that will be hard to reverse. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do something nice for yourself or for someone you care for. Love and romance should be high on your list. Taking a risk will not bode well with someone who loves you. Think twice before you take action. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t harp on issues that are really not that important. You can do more damage than good if you are too vocal. Your tendency to overreact will lead others to believe that your concerns aren’t valid. Chill out. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put all your attributes to work for you. There is something unique that you have to offer. Don’t sell yourself short. Bring your talents to the forefront and you will recognize a way to subsidize your income. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll find it difficult to keep your thoughts to yourself, especially if someone is bothering or annoying you. Speaking out will target you for recourse you didn’t expect. A little diplomacy, coupled with your Leo charm will result in your getting your way.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Travel, socializing and being with people you enjoy will stimulate you mentally, physically and emotionally. You can turn a creative idea into something that offers you great joy and a chance to work toward an important goal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more giving you are and the more involved you get in assisting others, the better you will feel about yourself and your future. Don’t let someone’s selfish tendency convince you that charity is a waste of time. Follow your intuition. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t waste your time arguing with someone when you know that what you are going to do isn’t going to change. Put your energy into a goal you have set or investing in a project you believe in. Follow your heart. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Before you take flight, consider the consequences of your actions. Stability will help you far more than putting yourself on the line. Take care of your chores or expect to face criticism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): The less you hide, the better you will do. Expressing your concerns and your plans will put others at ease and may also get you the help you need. A partnership may be enticing but if you can go it alone, do so. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t expect things to get done without a little effort on your part. Hiding information or avoiding your responsibility will set you back emotionally and financially. Finish what you start and don’t lead anyone on or commit to something you aren’t going to honor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let a jealous colleague or friend dictate what you can and cannot do. When it comes to love, double check your motives as well as the motives of the person you are with.

DEAR FIANCE: So how did Nicki get inserted in the middle of something that was none of her business in the first place? Surely, she didn’t have a vote. Nicki is entitled to her feelings, but she has no right to punish you for a decision that was arrived at by both you and her sister. And the person to make that crystal clear to Nicki is Cheryl, not you, so stop apologizing. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is an extremely sensitive one and never one that is taken lightly. Every decision has consequences, and I am sure that you and your fiancee accepted that

would be to reach out and contact your children and grandchildren yourself. Others include getting out of your house, volunteering at a hospital (a pediatric ward, perhaps?), library, animal rescue or your political party — ANYTHING but sit around feeling angry and isolated. There is more pressure on families today than at any time I can remember. Many teens are so overscheduled and pressured to succeed they don’t get enough sleep. So please try to judge them less harshly.

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

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o DEAR ABBY: Many senior citizens, including me, never get a phone call, visit or e-mail from our children or grandchildren. They say they’re too busy with school, sports, etc. I say baloney! Is this present generation so narcissistic that all they can think of is themselves? Your answer will go to many, many seniors who would like some communication once in a while. — WAITING BY THE PHONE, FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS DEAR WAITING: There are far more constructive and rewarding things to do with your time than wait fuming by your phone because you feel you’re not receiving enough attention. One of them

DEAR ABBY: My husband is a computer programmer. When he calls me from work I can hear him typing on his keyboard. I find this as rude as people texting while they’re in the company of others. My husband thinks it is just fine and becomes angry if I mention it. What do you think? — ANNOYED IN IMPERIAL BEACH, CALIF. DEAR ANNOYED: I think that when your husband is working, he should devote his full attention to the job he’s being paid to do. And as accomplished as your husband may think he is at multitasking, it is unfair to his boss to chat you up on company time. He should be making his personal calls during his breaks — away from his computer.

ODDS AND ENDS Conn. prison goats nibble weeds, landscaping costs UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Two members of the work detail at a Connecticut state prison are expected to be penned there for life, working on the fence line to remove weeds and poison ivy. They seem to like the work and actually find the poison ivy delicious. Nibbles and Bits, a pair of goats, were taken to the Corrigan-Radgowski prison in a rural patch of southeastern Connecticut just over a year ago after being rescued as kids from separate area farms that didn’t want them. Joe Schoonmaker, the corrections officer who oversees landscaping at the 1,500-inmate prison, heard about the goats and asked the warden. “We threw the idea at him that we could use them to get into the hard-toget areas, like the hillside and the fence line,” he said. So when it’s impossible or impractical to get a weed trimmer or lawnmower somewhere on prison property, Schoonmaker calls in Nibbles and Bits. They eat anything, except mountain laurel. Schoonmaker and Officer Jason Ware pay the $20-per-month cost of feed - oats - from their own pockets. Everything else the animals need has been built by prisoners or donated. Their pen is a converted shed, just outside the prison fence. It has its own fence, built by inmates from trees that were taken down because they were deemed to be too close to the barbedwire. The goats also have their own small recreation yard, which includes a handmade playscape. Every morning, Nibbles

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MY ANSWER gets on one side of a balance board and Bits goes to the other, Schoonmaker said. They meet in the middle and butt heads. A local vet donates his time. The wood shavings in the pen come from a saw mill. What the goats don’t require is pay, close supervision or gasoline, Warden Anthony Coletti said. They have saved the prison time, manpower and about $200 a year, mostly the cost of gas. “Every day they eat their weight in weeds,” Coletti said. Only minimum security inmates get to work with the goats. Many are nearing the end of their sentences. “It gives inmates a sense of purpose to care for farm animals,” Coletti said. “And they really learn to care for them and about them. Everyone loves the goats.”

Okla. man backs car through parking tower wall TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 67-year-old Oklahoma man had quite a fright after backing his car at high speed through a seventh-floor exterior wall of a parking garage. Ralph Hudson says his foot got stuck between his Mercedes’ brake and gas pedal as he was backing up in a towering parking garage in downtown Tulsa on Wednesday. The car burst through the building’s exterior wall and sprayed debris on a parking lot below before stopping just in time. The car’s trunk and part of its back wheels were left hanging precariously out of the building but officials were able to safely drive it back inside. No injuries were reported. Police officer Jason Willingham says Hudson was not ticketed over the incident. See answer, page 2A

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Ask God for strength in hard times Q: How do you know if something bad that happens to you is from God, or if it’s from the devil? I’ve gone through a hard time recently, and one friend tells me that God sent it to make me a better person, while another friend says the devil sent it to make me doubt God. How do I know who’s right? — Mrs. D.B.S. A: To be honest, we don’t always know where some of the hard times come from that invade our lives. I doubt if Job realized in the midst of his suffering that God and Satan were engaged in a massive spiritual battle for his soul (see Job 1:6-12). Sometimes it’s clear, however; in my own ministry, for example, I’ve sometimes faced difficulties that could only have come from Satan, because they were clearly intended to stop the preaching of the Gospel. I’ve faced other situations, however, that were clearly from God, because they led us into new and unexpected paths for the preaching of the Gospel. Sometimes, however, the origin of a particular problem was unclear. The real issue is this, however: When hard times come into our lives, how should we react? Should we panic, or get depressed, or spend time blaming ourselves or others? No. Instead, we should respond in faith, praying for God’s will to be done, and for Him to help us overcome all evil for Christ’s glory. Every difficulty is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and power. But hard times also can strengthen us as we rely on God, no matter where they came from. Ask God to make this true in your life.


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8B / Friday, April 30, 2010 / The Sanford Herald 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 1333 Carthage St. in Sanford.

Church News Abundant Life Ministries

Beaver Creek Baptist Church

Pastor William Earl Gorham will deliver the message at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. Ladies night Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Gorhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer Room, 218 Simmons St., with the Rev. Iris Jordan. The church is located at 1315 Horner Blvd. in Sanford.

The National Day of Prayer will be held at 12 noon at the Lee County Court House lead by Pastor J. Scott Yow Jr. Additionally, Dr. Jim Whitehead will lead the event at the Lemons Springs Community Ball Park. The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road in Cameron.

Abundant Living Ministries, Inc.

The second church anniversary will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday with Evangelist Lillian Melvin of Soul Winners Global Church Fellowship in Greenville as guest speaker. A musical concert will be held at 3 p.m. featuring the Thompson Community Choir, the Mighty Sanfordaires, Brittany Yarborough and Promise. The church is located at 2607D Fayetteville St. in Sanford.

Robert J. Albrecht, MD, FACS brings the world-class care of the Vascular and Vein Care Center of Pinehurst Surgical to Sanford.

Bethany Baptist Church Spring revival services will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. John Lindsay of Mt. Zion Church in Moncure speaking. Services will continue at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday with the following speakers: Sunday, Rev. Mitch Roginsky of Goldston Baptist Church; Monday, Rev. Eddie Ellison of Fellowship Baptist Church in Siler City; Tuesday, Rev. Bob Gelsthorpe of Fall Creek Baptist Church in Bennett; and Wednesday, Rev. Steve Moore of Emmaus Baptist Church in Pittsboro.

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Church of Many Colors

A musical program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Sons of Destiny, Lambert Chapel Male Chorus, Gospel Harmonizing and others.

Pastor Gerome Williams Sr. will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 2320 Pilson Road in Lemon Springs.

Cameron Baptist Church

Countryside Presbyterian Church

Revival services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday with the Rev. J. Scott Yow of Beaver Creek Baptist Church and President/ Founder of LifeLine Recovery Ministries, Inc., as guest Evangelist. There will be special music during each service and nursery will be provided. Everyone is invited.

Family day and homecoming will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with an inflatable bounce house and bounce slide for the children. Music will be performed from 12 to 5 p.m. by Glory Bound Way, New Foundation Ministry, Lillie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn, The Messengers of Love and Wayne and Sarah Hall. Everyone is invited. Worship services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday followed by a covered dish dinner. The church is located at 127 Ponderosa Road in Cameron.

Centennial AME Zion Church A musical program will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring the Princess Chapel Male Chorus, Sons of Destiny, Vocalist Gwen Hackney and others.

Christian Life Family Worship Center The choir anniversary will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the

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First Congregational Christian Church

The 17th pastoral preanniversary for Pastor Delois Washington will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Charles Mellette of Christian Provision Ministries as guest speaker. The church is located at 396 S. Plank Road in Sanford.

The Jon McInnnis scholarship luncheon will be held Sunday. The church is located at 328 McIver St. in Sanford.

Edgewood Presbyterian Church A barbecue fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church. Plates will include Jackson Brothers barbecue, green beans, slaw, roll and dessert for $7. Proceeds will go toward the building fund. The church is located at 316 McIntosh St. in Sanford.

Emmanuel Baptist Church

The Talley Trio will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at the church. Admission is free. The church is located in Carthage.

A benefit plate event for Michael Ellis, diagnosed with Stage IIII lung cancer, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Plates will consist of chicken or barbecue with baked beans, slaw, roll and dessert. Plates will be available by donations for eat-in or carry-out. For more details, call (919) 774-0509. The church is located at 632 McCrimmon Road in Carthage.

East Sanford Baptist Church

Evans Chapel AME Zion Church

The family night movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fireproofâ&#x20AC;?, will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the church. Senior Adult Day will be observed with the Rev. Robert Yandle speaking at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The AWANAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration will be held at 6 p.m. The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellowship breakfast will be held at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Wengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant. The church is located at 300 North Ave. in Sanford.

The Gospel Choir will celebrate their 47th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday with many choirs invited to participate. The church is located at 241 Evans Chapel Road, east of Siler City.

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Exousia Christian Fellowship, Inc. Pastor Steve L. Chesney will deliver the message at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 700 Bragg St. in Sanford.

Fountain of Life Ministries Elder Gregory Thompson of Gospel Light House will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 3491 Cameron Drive in Sanford.

Grace Chapel Church Dr. Holland will speak on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dealing with the Fear of the Circumstances of Lifeâ&#x20AC;? at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. AWANA meets at 6 p.m. and youth Bible studies, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible studies and worship service begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Sanford.

Hillmon Grove Baptist Church The Rev. Shannon Arnold will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. No childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church. AWANA Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Finance meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the church office. Cub Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. CARE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Team Câ&#x20AC;? will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church office with Hugh and Joyce Rosser. Business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8 p.m.

Holly Springs Baptist Church The National Day of Prayer will be observed at 12 noon Thursday at the Broadway Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Memorial. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 385 Holly Springs Church Road in Broadway.

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The Sanford Herald / Friday, April 30, 2010 / 9B Jonesboro Presbyterian Church

Johnsonville AME Zion Church

A Relay for Life program will be held at 7 p.m. today with different speakers expounding on the “Beattitudes”. The church is located at 744 Minter School Road in Sanford.

The Male Chorus will celebrate their anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with many groups to appear.

Jonesboro Chapel AME Zion Church

The Life Member Council will sponsor a program at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Laura Brown as guest speaker. Musical group will be Spring Lake Memorial Male Chorus and New Hope Choir. The church is located at 2627 Fayetteville St. in Sanford.

Jonesboro Presbyterian Church

“Why Bring the Gospel to Them” will be the sermon at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 2200 Woodland Ave. in Sanford.

Mission of Hope Independent Church

The Rev. John McNeil and congregation of New Beginning for Christ Independent Church will render the service at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church. The Rev. Dorothy Stacker will deliver the

Mt. Carmel Pentecostal Holiness Church

Mt. Pisgah Lee Original Freewill Baptist Church

During the annual Celebration of Women Service at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church on March 21, Emma Jackson (right) was presented with the honorary lifetime membership award by Jeanne Buie. Jackson was selected by Jonesboro Presbyterian’s Women’s Council for her faithful service. message at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The church is located at 522 John Garner Road in Sanford.

Moore Union Freewill Baptist Sister Diane McLaughlin and Sister Hazel Lewis will sponsor the month of May program at 3 p.m. Sunday. “Women on a Mission” will be presented with Minister Annette McKoy and Minister Annette Beasley as speakers. The church is located at 9415 Old Hwy. 421 in Sanford.

Mt. Calvary Holiness Church The church will celebrate the 31st pastoral anniversary of Elder Cora Lee McIver at 7:30 p.m. today with Elder Sharon Watson Belk of Mt. Nebo Holiness Church in Ramseur as guest speaker. The celebration will continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Darius Martin of Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Siler City as guest speaker. The conclusion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with Minister Roy Hanner of Destiny Churchof God of Prophecy in Goldston as guest speaker and at 4 p.m. Pastor Darrell Harris of End Tom Harvest Ministries in Carthage as guest speaker. The church is located at 578 Stockyard Road in Siler City.

A women’s day program will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday with Evangelist Angela Williams of Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Salemburg as guest speaker. The church is located at 2725 Mt. Pisgah Church Road in Sanford.

New Beginning for Christ Independent Church The Rev. McNeill and choir of Mission of Hope Independent Church will render the service 5 p.m. Wednesday for the Woman of the Year program.

New Life Praise Church (SBC) Family Day will be observed Sunday with Pastor Josh Dickinson delivering the 10:30 a.m. message. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. A study through the book of Revelation is the focus for the 6 p.m. Sunday worship service. Adult Bible Studies, Kids Klub and Uth meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The “Someone Cares” group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The van pool to Cameron Boys’ Camp Founder’s Day Tour will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at

the church Tuesday. The church is located at 2398 Wicker St. in Sanford.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Douglas Waterson’s 4th anniversary celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Nathaniel Wood of New Providence Church in Apex as guest speaker. The church is located at 3324 Truelove St. in Sanford.

Rocky Fork Christian Church Homecoming weekend will be observed at 6 p.m. today with dinner followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. Fellowship with Jim Boswell will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church. Homecoming service will be held Sunday followed by a covered dish lunch.

St. John Pentecostal Holy Ministries The church will host a KIngdom Women’s Empowerment Gathering at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The church is located on Dove Road in Cameron.

St. Luke United Church of Christ A women’s day program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The church is located at 2487 St. Luke Church Road in Sanford.

St. Mark United Church of God Family and friends day will be observed at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with

Elder Malcolm Curry of Burlington as guest speaker. The church is located at 511 Church St. in Sanford.

Sandy Branch Baptist Church Senior Adult weekend will be observed beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday with music provided by The Carolinians. The senior adults will be in charge of the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service with the Rev. Matt Garrett as guest speaker. Shirley Wachs and Suzanne Bachelor will provide special music. The church is located at 715 Sandy Branch Church Road in Bear Creek.

Sanford Freewill Holiness Church Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with Tracy and Dina Lowrey as guest speakers. The church is located at 3000 Lemon Springs Road in Sanford.

Solid Rock Community Church The Gideon guest speaker will be Bev Gautier at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Baptism will be held during Sunday’s evening service. Adult Bible study and youth classes at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Contemporary services are from 6 to 7 p.m. Nursery and children’s church provided. Transportation available, call (919) 777-6579. The church is located at 989 White Hill Road in Sanford.

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Church News Swann Station Baptist Church

Works for Christ Christian Center

A yard sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with clothes, appliances, funiture and more. Proceeds will benefit the Missions trip to Mexico. The church is located at 7592 Hwy. 87 South in Sanford.

A pre-anniversary service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Steve Chesney as guest speaker. The church is located at 1395 Fire Tower Road in Sanford.

Tempting Congregational Church

The Senior Usherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Sat, May 1st, 10:00 .

Ward Memorial Church

A benefit plate sale for Joe Harris will begin at 12 noon Saturday. Plates will include barbecue or chicken, drinks and dessert. Delivery available for five orders or more, call (919) 7760322. The church is located at 386 E. Forest Oaks Drive in Sanford.

Zion Christian Church A homecoming memorial day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. The church is located at 23 Zion Church Road in Sanford. The Herald runs brief items about upcoming church events (not regular church services) on the religion page in each Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition. Deadline for submitting news is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Items are run one time as a free service and will be published on the Friday closest to the event. Church news will not be taken over the phone. It can be faxed to (919) 708-9001 or emailed to edwardsk@sanfordherald.com. The Herald is not responsible for items with incomplete information, that which is late or cannot be read.

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PARIS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As he sat in Church last Sunday afternoon, Guillaume Humblot found himself troubled by the declining number of Catholic priests in France, and asked himself if he was ready to join the cloth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are almost none left,â&#x20AC;? the 31-yearold Humblot said. On Facebook, Humblot discovered a forum dedicated to people who, like him, are considering the priesthood. The page was part of a campaign, launched by the Catholic Church this month, to attract young people to the priesthood following decades of dwindling ordainments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and amid waves of sexual abuse allegations that have darkened the reputation of the Catholic priest. There are around 24,000 priests in France today, down from 42,000 in 1975. The number of Catholics entering the diocese has declined as well, from 116 ordainments in 1999 to 89 in 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a crisis in vocation,â&#x20AC;? said French priest and family therapist Stephane Joulain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have sufficient numbers to renew the number of priests available for ministry today.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pourquoi Pas Moi?â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Not Me?â&#x20AC;? is the slogan for the recruit-

Guillaume Humblot poses by a church Thursday in Paris. As he sat in church one Sunday afternoon, Humblot found himself troubled by the declining number of Catholic priests in France, and is now considering joining the cloth. Via Facebook, he discovered a new campaign sponsored by the French church aimed at attracting young people to the priesthood, after decades of dwindling ordainments, and amid a wave of sexual abuse allegations that have sullied the reputation of priests around Europe. ment campaign â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which today may prove a tough question for the Church to answer. The 250,000 campaign was launched nationwide on April 20 and will last through May 5. Seventy-thousand postcards depicting a Catholic priestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outfit with a button reading â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus is my Boss,â&#x20AC;? pinned to the lapel and the slogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why not?â&#x20AC;? written underneath will be distributed to 600 points throughout France, including restaurants, bars and movie theaters. A Facebook page created April 21 garnered over 1,200 fans

within one week. From Germany to the United States to Brazil, hundreds of victims have come forward in recent months to say they were abused by Catholic priests, plunging the church into a worldwide crisis that has reached Pope Benedict XVI. Many churchgoers say Vatican leadership has not reacted strongly enough. French priests have not escaped the sexual abuse allegations, although complaints in France are less numerous than in countries such as Ireland, the United States and Germany. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must avoid stigmatizing priests,â&#x20AC;? said

Eric Poinsot, one of the priests coordinating the campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All priests are not pedophiles and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be identified that way. We would rather work to present the priest as ... someone who believes in happiness, who searches to communicate.â&#x20AC;? While 64 percent of the French population, or 41.6 million of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 65 million inhabitants, identifies itself as Catholic, only a little more than 2 million attend church each week, said Jacques Carton, a representative from the Bishops Conference in France. The current advertising campaign hopes to revitalize the Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image in French society â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but its main goal is to encourage young men to consider the priesthood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The priest is a disappearing presence in French society today,â&#x20AC;? said Frederic Fonfroide de Lafon, director of the communications company Bayard Service, which the Church hired to run its campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often people think of him as a man a bit apart. I wanted to show that he is a man that is a part of society.â&#x20AC;? But young people like Humblot are still torn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m asking myself the question,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a calling that interests me, but today I am unable to tell you if I am ready to go down that path.â&#x20AC;?

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Paypayment of the in- N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in fa3.That the City Clerk ments and claims debtedness thereby vor of the purchaser is further directed to should be mailed to secured by the said and against the party Tony G. Lett, 908 Giltransmit by regisor parties in possestered letter to each deed of trust and the more Drive, Sanford sion by the clerk of owner of property undersigned and the NC 27330 and Janice abutting upon said holder of the note evi- superior court of the Lett Coleman, PO Box county in which the 656, Sanford NC 27331 dencing said indebtstreet or alley a copy property is sold. of this Resolution of edness having directed that the deed of Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Intent. PUBLISHED: trust be foreclosed, 45-21.16A(b), Any perApril 23, 30, the undersigned son who occupies the This the 20th day of May 7, 14, 2010 April, 2010. Trustee will offer for property pursuant to 100 a rental agreement sale at the CourtCornelia P. Olive, entered into or re- Announcements Mayor house Door of the Lee County Courthouse, newed on or after OcATTEST: Sanford, North Caro- tober 1, 2007, may, af110 ter receiving the nolina, or the usual and Special Notices Bonnie White, City customary location at tice of sale, terminate the Lee County the rental agreement Clerk Junk Car Removal Service Courthouse for con- upon 10 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written ducting the sale on notice to the landlord. Guaranteed top price paid May 10, 2010 at 9:30 Upon termination of Buying Batteries as well. Susan C. Patterson, 499-3743 a rental agreement, am, and will sell to City Attorney the tenant is liable WILL MOVE OLD JUNK for rent due under CARS! BEST PRICES the rental agreement PAID. Call for complete Virginia Cashion.....774-4277 prorated to the effeccar delivery price. Cell: 919-708-2266 tive date of the termi- McLeodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Crushing. nation. Day 499-4911.

a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effecAddress of property: tive date of the termi926 Cool Springs nation. Road, Sanford, NC 27330 Any person who occupies the property Present Record Ownpursuant to a bona ers: James E. fide lease or tenancy Garretson and Patrimay have additional cia W. Garretson rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - ProThe terms of the sale tecting Tenants at are that the real propForeclosure Act erty hereinbefore dewhich became effecscribed will be sold tive on May 20, 2009. for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid Dated: April 8, 2010 or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required _____________________ and must be tendered ________________ in the form of certiDavid A. Simpson, fied funds at the time P.C. of the sale.In the Substitute Trustee event that the Owner (704) 619-6551 and Holder or its intended assignee is exPosted: empt from paying the Witness: same, the successful Assistant/Deputy bidder shall be reClerk of Superior quired to pay revenue Court stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any A RESOLUTION DELand Transfer Tax. CLARING THE INTENTION The real property OF THE CITY COUNhereinabove descriCIL TO CONSIDER bed is being offered THE CLOSING OF for sale "AS IS, AN UNOPENED WHERE IS" and will PORTION OF be sold subject to all BIRCH ST superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. WHEREAS Other conditions will G. S. 160A-299 authorbe announced at the izes the City Council sale. The sale will be to close public streets held open for ten (10) and alleys; and days for upset bids as by law required. WHEREAS the City Council conIf the Trust- siders it advisable to ee is unable to convey conduct a public title to this property hearing for the purfor any reason, the pose of giving considsole remedy of the eration to the closing purchaser is the reof an unopened porturn of the deposit. tion of Birch Street, Reasons of such inlocated between ability to convey inThird Street and clude, but are not limSouth Horner Blvd; ited to, the filing of a and bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and NOW THEREFORE, reinstatement of the BE IT RESOLVED by loan without the the City Council knowledge of the meeting in regular Trustee. If the validisession: ty of the sale is challenged by any party, 1.That a meeting will the Trustee, in his be held at 7:00 p.m. on sole discretion, if he the 18th of May, 2010, believes the challenge in the Council Chamto have merit, may bers, Sanford Municideclare the sale to be pal Building, to convoid and return the sider a resolution deposit. The purchas- closing an unopened er will have no furportion of Birch ther remedy. Street. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of

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190 Yard Sales 2 Family Yard Sale 510 Harkey Rd. 8:00 til 12:00 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, Gymboree childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, Pocketbooks, Wedding Dress, HH Items, Lounge Chair Cushions, Toys, Crib Bedding Set w/ accessories, & much more. 928 Clearwater Drive Saturday, 7am-12pm Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12-18, Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, HH, Furn., Glass., Linens, Shoes, Bags, Free Stuff! Ask about our YARD SALE SPECIAL

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190 Yard Sales

240 Cars - General

OFF Broadway Community Yard Sale Sat. 5-1-10 7 Til 1:00 Behind Broadway School on Vernon Street

05â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Toyota Camry 50K, 2yr. Warranty & Gap Protection. Take Over Payments. (910)639-7202

Yard Sale 40 Mountainside Ln (Sanford) 8am-12pm Broyhill Furniture, Dog Door, Teen Clothing, Bedding Sets, Silver Pieces, & More! Yard Sale 6:30am-1pm (Friday) 6:30am-1pm (Saturday) 418 S. Franklin Drive HH Items, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothes, Toys, Furniture. Something For Everyone! Yard Sale @ 3604 Lee Ave Friday & Saturday 7:30- Until Each Day HH Appliances, Furniture, Lots of New & Used Little Bit of Everything Yard Sale Benefiting Animals With Diabetes Sat. May 1st, 8am-Until 585 Dixie Farm Rd Antiques, Collectibles, Old & New Items. Something For Everyone! Yard Sale Fri 30th&Sat 1st 7am-12noon. HH Items, Womens, Mens, Baby boy & girl clothes, Toys, Misc. Items 605 Carr Street off Carbonton Road Yard Sale Friday & Saturday 7-12 Lots Of Great Items! 308 Gordon St. Yard Sale May 1st 6:30-Until 4205 Carson Drive Lots of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothes & Baby Items.

1998 FIREBIRD V6 3800 MTR- Needs AC Work. 140,000K T Tops. $2450 Call: 919-498-0834 2007 Dodge Charger Sale will be May 10th @ 10:30am 919-774-5020 Automobile Policy: Three different automobile ads per household per year at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, billing will be at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?.

CASH for JUNK CARS. No title OK! 910-364-5762

250 Trucks 1976 Chev. K-5 Blazer 4 Wheel Drive, Automatic Transmission, 350 Motor, $3,500 OBO Cash Only 919-258-9206 92â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Isuzu Truck Good Condition $2000 Negotiable Call: 919-770-0867

255 Sport Utilities

Yard Sale Sat. May 1st 7-2 3912 Carson Dr. Clothes all sizes, furniture, HH items, wedding dress, washing machine, toolbox, etc.

300 Businesses/Services

Yard Sale Sat. May 1st 8am to 1 pm 6798 Lemon Springs Rd. Furniture, Utilitiy Trailer, Books and Much More!

Foundations/Double Wide Repairs & Demolition Affordable Prices Call: 919-353-6359

Yard Sale Saturday 7-11 1807 Thurn Drive (Sanford) Off Cool Springs Rd. On Front Porch Lots of good things! Yard Sale Saturday 7-Until 405 Wade Drive (2) This End Up Desks, Boys & Girls Clothes (0-4T), Toys, HH Items, Etc. Yard Sale Saturday 8-12 403 Arlington Circle HH Items, Some Furniture Lots To See! Yard Sale Saturday 8am-3pm 3106 Hickory Hills Drive Lots to see! Yard Sale Saturday 8am-Until 800 Hillwood Street (Off Courtland Follow Signs) Boys & Girls Toddler Clothes, Flat Screen TV Stand, HH Items, Plus Size Clothes, Plus Much More! Yard Sale Saturday, May 1st 8am-Until 3316 Smoketree Ct. Located In Green Valley Subdivision Yard Sale: 5-1-10 8am-Until 3395 Highway 24/27 (From Sanford- Highway 1 South to Cameron. Exit on 24/27 to the Right. Sale about 1 mile. Look for signs). Lots of Antique & collectible dolls, furniture, HH items, old toys & antiques of all kinds!

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

460 Help Wanted Clerical/Admin Church Administrator Assistant/Bookeeper 32 hrs. per week, Salary $20,000-$25,000 Send Resume to: PO BOX 2576 Sanford, NC 27330Att:SPR

470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental

310 Contractors/ Construction

320 Child Care Now accepting applications for children 6wks and up. Call Love & Learn Child Care 774-4186

340 Landscaping/ Gardening PePaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yard Work & Repair â&#x20AC;˘Mowing â&#x20AC;˘Hauling â&#x20AC;˘Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘Painting â&#x20AC;˘Remodeling â&#x20AC;˘Gutters 356-8502 478-9044

370 Home Repair L.C Harrell Home Improvement Decks, Porches, Buildings Remodel/Repair, Electrical Pressure Washing Interior-Exterior Quality Work Affordable Prices No job Too Small No Job Too Large (919)770-3853

400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General C L Richmond & Son Trucking is seeking drivers for flat bed operations 5 years exp. nec. Tarping exp. a plus. Must have clean driving record. Call 919-499-6730 lve mes. or email us at freightpusher64 @windstream.net Local company has an opening for Customer Service Representative. Excellent phone skills required. Knowledge of GoldMine or other CRM software preferred but not necessary. Please forward resume to: Attn: Brenda / Balloons Inc / 5100 Rex McLeod Drive / Sanford, NC 27330 or fax (919) 7187792. No phone calls please.

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

18 ft Swimming Pool. 2 years old. Leaf Rake, Skimmer, other equipment, extra chemicals & filters Included $150 258-3879 Lve Mes 2 Four Month Old Kittens Very Loving and Playful 1 Four Female Cat Free to a good home 499-6673 4 ink jet cartridges never taken out of box for Epson Sylus C 60 printer. Only $5.00 each Call 499-3865 Cannon G3 Powershot Digital Camera. Excellent Condition. All Accessories & Charger. Takes Pics/Movie Clips, Fold Out LCD Screen. $125 Negotiable Call: 774-1066 Dell Computer For Sale $125 Negotiable Call: 774-1066 For Sale 250 Gallon Oil Drum With Stand $25 Call: 718-0442 Kenmore 25 Cubic Side By Side Counter Depth Refrigerator/Freezer. Excellent Cond. w/ Ice & Water In Door- $250. 542-3812

210 Vehicles Wanted Junk Car Removal Paying Up To $500 for vehicles. No Title/Keys No Problem Old Batteries Paying. $5-$15 842-1606

Classified Advertising Call 718-1201 718-1204

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

670 Horses/Livestock Black Angus Heifers 8 months & up $700 & up Call 776-1158

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

For Sale Shihtzu-Pom Mix Puppies 6 Weeks Old. Black Ones & White Ones. BEAUTIFUL! $200 firm.Call 498-1559

Fresh Squash, Green Beans, Red Potatos, Corn, Pickling Cucumbers, Turnip Salad. Come To The B&B Market! 775-3032 Spivey Farms 499-0807 Strawberries Are Ready â&#x20AC;˘Tomatoes â&#x20AC;˘ Asparagus â&#x20AC;˘ Hoop Cheese Mon-Sat: 8-6 â&#x20AC;˘ Sun 1-6 Strawberries, U Pick or We Pick. Bedding & Veg. Plants. Logan Farms on North Plank Road. 776-1898.

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

700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com 1014 Goldsboro Ave. $460/mo 2BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 3BR house, 3622 Renee Dr, Carr Creek. $595/mo plus dep. Sec. 8 welcome. Call Elbert, 919-499-3810 A-frame, 1BR/1BA, references required. Dep., private lot. 919-258-6713 Carolina Trace 2BR 2BA Fully Furnished, Community Pool and Tennis, $800/mo 919-708-8507

THE SANFORD HERALD makes every effort to follow HUD guidelines in rental advertisements placed by our advertisers. We reserve the right to refuse or change ad copy as necessary for HUD compliances.

New Landscaping & Contractor Automatic Leveler Outfit For Tripod. $250. Call: 478-1545

W. Sanford, 2800 sq. ft. 3BR/2.5BA, sunrm, fam. rm., DR., Kit w. Appl. pool privileges, $1,050/mo. S. Lee Sch Dist. 777-3340.

Packing Material Bubble Wrap, Peanuts, Airbags Call for Quote: 774-1066

730 For Rent Apts/Condos

Swimming Pool Motor 3/4 H.P. New $75 Pull Dump Trailer for Mower $60 Mikita Skill Saw $35 919-499-9442

605 Miscellaneous HAVING A YARD SALE?

DEADLINE for Ads is 2 P.M.

The

the day PRIOR to publication. PREPAYMENT IS Yard Sale: Sat. May 1st REQUIRED FOR 8am 2714 Chippendale YARD SALE ADS. Trail, off Wicker (RT42), THE SANFORD HERALD, near US1 & ST. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CLASSIFIED DEPT. Church. Clothing, Furniture, Parkdale Plant 29 continues 718-1201 or to grow and add equipHH Items, Nick Nacks, 718-1204 ment. Our immediate needs and LOTS MORE are for qualifed Spin Techs NO EARLY BIRDS and Picer Techs. Call for an True Amish Buggy- Rubber â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yard Saleâ&#x20AC;?: To Benefit Mis- interview or stop by 1921 Tires & Light Enclosed w/ sions Trip To Mexico. Boone Trail Road. Doors. $1,350.00 Swann Station Baptist Call: 774-7401 ext. 2901 Call: 919-499-9596 Church-7592 Hwy 87 or 2911 South (Sanford) 660 Seeking part time help at Sat. May 1st, 7:30am-3pm Sporting Goods/ Clothes, Appliances, Furni- Boys & Girls club. Both are Health & Fitness Education Director positure, Etc. tions. Apply in person at GOT STUFF? 1414 Bragg St. 200

Transportation

665 Musical/Radio/TV

Rot Pups German Blood Lines. 1st Shots Declawed 7 CNAs, Med Tech, and Weeks Old $250-$500 Transporter Needed. Exp In AKC 910-315-8976 geriatrics and training in dementia. Apply in person 680 Tuesday-Thursday Farm Produce 10am - 4pm O N L Y 1115 Carthage Street DOUGLAS STRAWBERRY PATCH now open Mon.-Sat. Dental Office Position 8am-6pm. Must be self starter, 919-353-2399 multi-task & handle

accounting issues. Great 2003 White Nissan Murano SL AWD, 97K, Leather, communication & telephone skills. Office experience reSunroof, Heated Seats, quired. Fax resume to Great Condition, $12,500. 919-775-2537 by May Call: 919-356-5602 3rd.

CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: 2:00 PM DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00 pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). SanYard Sale Sat. 7-2 ford Herald, ClassiLots of clothes & miscelanefied Dept., ous stuff. Off Buckhorn Rd. 718-1201 or Turn right on Thomas Kelly 718-1204 Rd. 3rd house on left.

Yard Sale Saturday 6:30-12 2104 Longwood Avenue Behind Coca-Cola Plant Baby & Kids Clothes, Recliner, Electronics, Home Decor, Name Brand Handbags & More!

420 Help Wanted General

CALL CLASSIFIED! SANFORD HERALD CLASSIFIED DEPT., 718-1201 or 718-1204.

Solo-Flex Exercise Machine Complete $750 OBO Call: 919-774-6054 or 919-478-4179

1 & 2 BR Apts Rents start at $355 Equal Housing Opportunity Woodbridge Apartments 919-774-6125 1 BR Apt., Tramway area, $135/wk, utilities furnished, clean, appliances, no pets. References. 775-9939 Affordable Apartment Living!

Westridge APARTMENTS

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 3BR, SW, nice, private, country lot. Close to Cameron off US 1. Very nice & clean, $450/mo. plus dep. No pets. 919-499-4740

*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;?.

For Rent: 3BR/2BA, Broadway Area, Private Lot, Covered Deck, Water Furnished. $525/Month $500/Deposit. No Pets. 258-5880 Nice 2BR/1BA SW on private lot in Broadway. Appliances Included. No Pets. Dep. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $425/mo. 919-258-5603 Nice 3BR/2BA DW on private lot in Broadway (Harnett County). Appl. Included. No Pets. Dep. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $625/mo. 919-258-5603

765 Commercial Rentals Retail Space Centrally Located Main Street $800/mo Call: 919-777-2826

800 Real Estate 810 Land LAND AUCTION 20 mile North of Sanford 17ac and 34ac May 1st at 1:00pm Jerry Harris 742-3286

820 Homes 3BR 2BA House on 4 Acres of Land $126,000 Small Down Payment Owner Finance Pickard Real Estate 919-775-7628

Open House Saturday, May 1st, 2-5 206 Palace Green Carthage Colonies Less Than 1 Year Old, Designer Paint, Lighting & Hardwoods. Large Kitchen, Oversized Master Suite, Fenced In Backyard. On-Site Realty 919-721-3492

830 Mobile Homes 2001 3BR/2BA 16x76 Mobile Home. Assume Low Monthly Payment. Must Be Moved! Call: 498-2532 or 721-0534 CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

2:00 PM DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00 pm Friday for Sat/Sun ads). Sanford Herald, Classified Dept., 718-1201 or 7181204

900 Miscellaneous 920 Auctions

960 Statewide Classifieds RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION- Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. 2920 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC. BBQ Cookers, BBQ Choppers, Meat Slicers, Coolers, Freezers, Gas Fryers, Stoves, Chargrills, Ovens, Sinks, Ice Machines, Seating. www.ClassicAuctions.com 704-7918825. NCAF5479.

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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, Appletree Apartments color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or 919-774-0693 national origin or an inten2 & 3 BR Apts Available tion to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? This newspaper will not knowingly accept any Newly Renovated w/ Ceadvertisement for real ramic & Laminate Floors estate which is in violation 3BR/1BA Apt. for Rent of the law. Our readers are $650/mo $650/dep hereby informed that all Section 8 Welcome dwellings advertised in this 910-261-2118 newspaper available on an equal opportunity basis. SANFORD GARDENS Age 62 and disabled under To complain of discrimination call 919-733-7996 62 who may qualify (N.C. Human Relations Adcock Rentals Commission). 774-6046 EHO

960 Statewide Classifieds

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April 30, 2010  

The Sanford Herald

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